I just could not wait until this Thursday to share this story.
During the Miss USA pageant Sunday, finalist Carrie Prejean, Miss California, was asked about gay marriage by Perez Hilton, the openly gay celebrity blogger who was serving as a pageant judge. She replied that she believed that marriage should be between a man and a woman. The next day, Hilton criticized her for the remark, and pageant organizer Donald Trump suggested that her answer may have cost her the crown. She was first runner up. GOOD FOR HER!! I guess she was unaware that lying and trying to please the world is what gets you rewarded here. I am so glad she knows her reward is in Heaven.
I did a little reading on her and this is what I found:
"I knew there were secular judges,but I felt I needed to express my passion for the Lord."
Carrie Prejean is dedicated to serving the Lord and is not at all shy about her Christianity--even on national television. As the new 2009 Miss California USA, Carrie has shown that she can balance the pressures of national competition with her desire to share Christ's love with younger women.
Carrie has recently been serving with a ministry that seeks to reveal Christ's transforming love to women in the adult entertainment industry. Led by a young women who herself was delivered by Christ, the group "gets real" with these women and discusses their problems and life struggles. Carrie feels that she can connect with women her age and believes that God is using her to bring hope to others.
In addition to her passion for young women, Carrie has volunteered at the local International Ministry Center where she has helped refugees learn to speak English. She is also involved with Voices for Children, a mentor program for children in foster care. "I've been extremely passionate about that. I especially have a heart for helping young girls with low self-esteem. I want to focus on San Diego and give back to my community", she said.
Carrie is currently a student at San Diego Christian College, but decided to take the spring semester of 2009 off to prepare and compete in the Miss USA Pageant, which took place on April 19th. Her goal is to return to SDCC to finish her Bachelors Degree, and to later obtain a Masters Degree in the field of Special Education.