Tuesday, September 8, 2009
A Succinct Article on Protecting Marriage
I found this article to be an inspiration on why protecting and supporting traditional marriage is so very important. Though it is a bit long, I know it will lift you as it did me! :-)
The Carrie Effect
Here's just a snippet from the article:
"A stunning young Christian beauty-pageant contestant was asked on national television by a gay celebrity blogger (whatever that is) what she thought about gay marriage. Watch the video clip on YouTube. You can see in her eyes that she knows: If she says what she thinks, she is not going to be Miss USA. She’s 21 years old. She’s worked very, very hard for that tiara. She comes from a modest family background. Money is tight, especially since she had to quit her job to prepare for the pageant."
"The tiara means a luxury apartment. It means the possibility of a lucrative modeling career. You can see in her eyes that she realizes all she has to do is ... fudge. 'I don’t like to watch that video,' Carrie has told me. She doesn’t like it for the very reason I found it so powerfully moving: In the space of 30 seconds, you see a young woman first be tempted and then decide that no, she cannot fudge, she has to tell the truth. 'I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there.' You see her choose between truth and the tiara. She never asked for this ordeal, but she was tested and she triumphed."
For truth and righteousness,