There has been MUCH flap over the Miss California mess which has caused division with some professing believers. It seems discernment has been sucked out of some who profess Christ and insist this woman is truly born again - regardless of her breast augmentation [which she revealed to the entire world] as well as her lying about previous naked photos of herself, not to mention entering a pagan pageant in the first place. This is a situation that grows worse with each passing day...it's also one that calls for prayer for this young, lost and deceived soul. Some have opted to exalt this woman as a Christian who needs our love and support. I agree with the latter half of that. Apparently some insist on the Christian label, even though this woman bears fruit to the contrary. I URGE all who are in Christ to PRAY for genuine conversion.
I came across this article from Tony Miano, a Godly man who does NOT lack discernment. Please take the time to read this, and give the Lord praise for men such as Tony...
Miss California - - Persecution or Consequence?
The pro-homosexual side of the debate sees Miss California as a bigoted homophobe who is receiving the just desserts of her bigotry. The Christian side of the debate sees her as one suffering persecution for her faith. I would like to put forward a third position. She is neither a bigoted homophobe, nor is she being persecuted for her faith.
I believe Miss Prejean is experiencing the consequences of sin--in her case, the sin of immodesty.
But should Miss Prejean have been in that position to begin with? I believe the biblical answer is no.
What seems to be lost in the passionate debate over Miss Prejean's assertion regarding marriage is the issue of modesty and Miss Prejean's utter failure to live up to a God-honoring, faith-validating standard of respectability, modesty, and self-control (1 Timothy 2:8-10).
Miss Prejean, at least for the moment, cannot and will not be a role model for my daughters. The reason is that my wife (the most beautiful and modest woman I know) and I have tried to raise our three beautiful daughters to flee from sin and to pursue righteousness and godliness (1 Timothy 6:11-12).
Read on here...