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Monday, April 20, 2009

Is It Wrong to Have Convictions?

One would think in a land of tolerance and freedom of speech that people would be free to speak about issues that are important to them. At the Miss USA pageant, a contestant did so and has been completely vilified by both the corporation that sponsored the event and the rest of the media. Keith Lewis, who runs the Miss California competition, tells that he was "saddened" by Prejean's statement. He goes on:

"As co-director of the Miss California USA, I am personally saddened and hurt that Miss California believes marriage rights belong only to a man and a woman," said Lewis in a statement. "I believe all religions should be able to ordain what unions they see fit. I do not believe our government should be able to discriminate against anyone and religious beliefs have no politics in the Miss California family."

Co-director Shanna Moakler said that she fully supported Lewis' statement.

What is being forgotten in this debate is that Miss California did not offer her response un-provoked. You see, someone asked a question. Was she supposed to lie? Was she supposed to say what was politically correct simply to win the competition? The judge who asked the question certainly had to know the risk that the answer might not reflect his own view. Is that so bad? I am sorry but the only one who brought politics into the Miss USA pageant was the judge himself. So much for freedom of speech I guess. I mean if you can't even be honest in a direct question, when do you have freedom?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

"Model" Proverbs 31 Woman?

Most of us recognize her face, but very few of us probably know about the faith of Kathy Ireland. Very interesting.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Colbert Reports

Steven Colbert hosts a famed author who believes he has found multiple discrepancies in the Bible. I certainly disagree with the author this is a funny dialogue...Laugh a little.

Sunday Is Coming

Saw this thought provoking video this weekend. May we not lose the excitement and joy of Resurrection Sunday.

A Little California Two Step

It is a little difficult to understand what Pastor Warren's concerns or views are about this issue, but it seems like he is doing more harm than good in this un-needed apology.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Huggable Urns

I don't think about death often. But it is interesting that there is such a debate about how one should be buried when they die. Maybe I am just naive, but I just assumed that as a Christian cremation was not an appropriate sign of my faith - I believe that one day I will be raised from my rest to glory with Christ as opposed to being burnt in judgment. Russell Moore offers his view about such an issue here.

The Outpost - Bible Preaching (Brooke Taylor)