Stating your views

April 21, 2009 Uncategorized 16

I hadn’t planned on blogging about this at all. More than anything I’m going to direct you to a couple of blogs that state things better than I can.
Many of you heard on the news today about Miss California and the controversial question she was asked in the Miss USA pageant. First off, not a pageant fan, and secondly, I think the topic of her question is one that most people have very strong feelings about, and that if you ask it, be prepared to get an honest answer.
I believe that standing by your values and opinions in light of losing a pageant is a strong stand.
We don’t have to agree, life is full of people with varying and opposing opinions, but we should respect our rights to disagree and not judge.

Please go read Pam and Cassie, they do a much better job

BTW, I’m not stating that I agree with Miss California, but as the two bloggers above state, it’s not about agreeing, it’s about being true to yourself.

Oh, and I added some new music too!

16 Responses to “Stating your views”

  1. Crazy Mom of Three

    People who actually clearly answer questions that are directly asked of them and then stand up for their convictions are a breath of fresh air in my opinion. Sounds like this gal was doing just that, although I wasn’t familiar with her recent controversy.

  2. Tammy Howard

    I was just discussing this with the hubs over dinner and – I’ll not dance around the issue – I completely disagree with what she said. And will defend to the death her right to say it. I agree with the consensus – saying it was risky and demonstrated true conviction. She should be commended. I think saying the opposite would have been equally risky and would have demonstrated equal conviction. And if she’d danced around it, well, she wouldn’t have made anybody happy then, either – both sides would’ve said she copped out. It was an unfair question.

    Oh and also? I hate pageants, too.

  3. Kristen

    Hmmm, I was working so I missed the pageant. Hadn’t watched the news, so I haven’t heard about this either, so I’ll head on over to Pam & Cassies blogs!

  4. Janel@Dandelion Dayz

    Okay, not sure why I did not hear about this! Or the fact that the new Miss USA is from my great state of North Carolina! Woo Hoo NC!

    The media will just jump on anything that is remotely controversial. I say a big kudos to Miss California for saying exactly what she believes in. Why does it seem freedom of speech only is acceptable in the media when it is politically correct?

  5. My name is PJ.

    I disagree with what she said, but I firmly believe she had the right to say it. This country is built on rights like free speech. On the other hand, I frankly didn’t think her answer was as articulate as some of the others…that would be a pageant judgment.

  6. Ali

    Although I don’t share her opinion, I LOVE that she gave a yes or no answer. A lot of times it seems that when a question is asked of a person in the public eye, you come away with no clear answer. Good for her!

  7. Terra

    I 100% back her right to say what she believes and to believe in what she believes. It is a darn shame that part of the country that claims that very thing is so vocally against it

  8. Kathy B!

    Followed you over from Cassie’s blog. She really said it well. It’s a shame that someone cvan’t state their opinion without getting flamed for it. It’s hers and it’s her right to have it. You don’t have to agree with it.

  9. linda

    I don’t watch pageants but I really think it was an unfair question. She would have been ridiculed either way.

  10. Anita

    Thanks all for stopping by.
    Linda- I agree, she would have been attacked either way, even staying neutral.
    I’m all good with not agreeing…..just be respectful!

  11. Denise K.

    We were just talking about this in our Bible Study the other day. Boy, it’s been a debatable subject and one that gets people talking. I will be sure and check out the links you mentioned.

  12. sheila

    I don’t agree with her views. But I think it was her right to state her views. And I respect her right to speak them. I dunno, but it’s not like she’s making policy or anything so I’m not sure what the big hub bub is over. lol

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