Much to the chagrin of her detractors, Carrie Prejean has retained her Miss California USA crown in a decision made by Donald Trump today. The Donald made the decision that Prejean did not violate her contract with the Miss USA pageant by her current actions of cancelling some appearances scheduled by pageant offials or by her past photos. He also stated that Prejean’s answer to Perez Hilton’s question was very similar to the answer that President Obama has given regarding questions on same sex marriage. A teary-eyed Prejean thanked Trump for his decision, stated that she forgave Hilton and others for their attacks against her, and went on to say she would go forward with her scheduled appearances made by Miss California USA pageant officials while staying true to her personal opinions even if she will not be campaigning against same sex marriage.
In a previous post where I wrote about Miss California, I stated that there would probably be some sort of plot to discredit her and sure enough the seminude photos were released by her haters to soil her reputation. The release of the pictures just proves to those of us who are Christians that Satan always has his children standing at the ready to attack us when we take a stand for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ. The devil is indeed the accuser of the brethren as the Bible states. The photos taken several years ago clearly do not represent who Carrie Prejean is today. I’m grateful to God that he is a God of forgiveness, mercy, and grace by casting our sins into the sea of forgetfulness when we repent. A great number of us Christians have plenty to be ashamed of in our past and Satan is more than happy to dig up our dirt or pull our skeletons out of the closet through our enemies when it suits him. And there are a great number of people who want to tear us down based on our past sins. But thanks be to God that he no longer holds our past against us when we genuinely ask for his forgiveness!
In the midst of Prejean’s photos being released, pageant officials attacked her by claiming she did not represent the citizens of California with her views and media appearances. But the truth is that the majority of Californians voted in favor in Proposition 8 in California which kept gay marriage illegal. So Prejean, while representing the majority of Californians, did not represent the views of the Miss California USA pageant officials, and this is really what they were objecting to. This whole incident should be a wake-up call to those of us who speak out against the evils of the gay lifestyle. It clearly shows us that gay rights activists will try to violate the rights of others to get their way, even if it means they have to use underhanded tactics or try to ruin people’s reputations.
–posted by Harry A. Gaylord–