Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Today was another good day for people who care about what's right. Three days after the Wanda Sykes tirade against conservatives and Christian principles, two Christian women experienced victories.
1) Carrie Prejean, the Miss California Beauty Queen, has been allowed to keep her crown. She has been mercilessly attacked because of her support for traditional marriage, yet she has handled it all with incredible dignity and poise. Carrie will turn a mere 22 tomorrow, and yet she has shown more courage of conviction than many of us who are much older and seasoned in this thing called life. Over and over she has maintained her position--unapologetically. She said she would rather be Biblically correct than politically correct. The Bible defines marriage as a union between one woman and one man, and therefore, she believes it as well--and will not budge from this position. She has not been ugly or demeaning in this assertion. She simply states it. And for this she has been called horrible names and made to look like the intolerant, hateful one. She has been anything but that.
During this ordeal, it is reported that Carrie received a phone call from none other than Governor Sarah Palin, a former beauty queen herself in the natural and a Queen Esther in the spiritual, who knows first-hand how cruel the world can be when you stand for what's right. This brings me to my next victory.
2) Two more bogus, politically-charged ethics complaints that had been filed against Sarah Palin have been dismissed. Just the other day, two different complaints were canned, as well. Unfortunately, these claims are still rather costly, and they need to stop. Today the governor tweeted the following:
Yet ANOTHER ethics complaint filed & dismissed! Unfair to AKns that state dollars are wasted dealing w/these malicious complaints...
Evil is waxing worse and worse, and the heat is rising. There is an attack on faith and people of faith. Some preach freedom of speech but are in favor of it only if that speech lines up with their agenda. This causes some people to cave rather than stand, knowing what happens to people who oppose this idea of political correctness. But I believe the tide is turning. God is raising up people who are willing to take the heat, who will not back down or give in to the pressure. If it costs them a crown or an election, so be it. They're willing to risk it, for they ask the same question the Bible asks,
"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"--Mark 8:36
Carrie and Sarah celebrate victories today. And so do those of us who care about true "liberty and justice for all," who believe right is right and that there really is such a thing as wrong. Their victory is our victory. Many people make a big deal of the outward beauty of these women, but their true beauty lies within--in their boldness to walk in the courage of their convictions. May each of us exemplify such beauty in our own lives.