Think About IT: Pursuing the Right Crown

Miss California, Carrie Prejean, 21, competed in the Miss USA pageant, and may have very well lost when she told a nationwide TV audience that she believed marriage should be between a man and a woman. The question was asked by Perez Hilton, who is homosexual, and as one of 12 judges was randomly picked to ask the question.

With regard to the whole situation she told NBC’s “Today” show, “It’s not about being politically correct. For me, it was being biblically correct.” She added, regarding her missed opportunity to win the crown, “It wasn’t what God wanted for my life that night.”

She told Fox News, “By having to answer that question in front of a national audience, God was testing my character and faith…I’m glad I stayed true to myself.”

May pastors and Christians everywhere be so bold to speak the truth of God in such a loving way. She may have forfeited the Miss USA crown, but I see upon her head an eternal crown of faithfulness.

Prejean is a student at San Diego Christian College in El Cajon, just outside San Diego, and a volunteer at Shadow Mountain Community Church’s International Ministry Center, where she helps refugees learn English, the Christian Examiner reported. Shadow Mountain is a Southern Baptist church where popular TV and radio minister David Jeremiah is pastor. The Examiner reported Prejean is studying to become an elementary school special education teacher.

Ronnie W. Rogers