Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Godslingers and Miss California, Carrie Prejean

Her 15 minutes of fame is up. Carrie Prejean said she didn't think gays should be allowed to marry. That got the Godslingers' legs all tingly & Miss California became the poster girl of a different sort: Godslingers' 38 ... caliber, of course.

But the news gets even worse. Evidently Prejean had all sorts of problems & The Donald finally had enough of her antics & failure to follow the contract. She got canned. (Click here for news article.) Racy photos. Not divulging all the info to pageant officials. Not abiding by the contract obligations.

Her opposition to gay marriage is more virtuous to Godslingers than honoring her legal obligations & keeping her word. Go figure.
Of course, she is saying the reason she was forced out was her opposition to allowing a legal contract in CA for American citizens in love. Never mind that contract is allowed for straight couples but denied to gay couples on the legal basis of ... well, I can't think of any legal basis. I do have plenty of terms to describe the bigotry that wants to keep gay couples from having the same rights as straight couples.

But then this little gem caught my attention. It is the Christian Index, the GA Baptist newspaper. It seems that when the Christian Index ran an article extolling her virtues, some people took issue with her assets.

The picture above is the same as was printed in the Christian Index. Very tame. But not to Godslingers.

Ms. Barbara Blue of Pinetta, FL, thinks the picture was a disgrace. Worldly. Of the flesh. Satan inspired. Thank goodness for her church's Women Dressing Modestly Conference lest she have been tempted to strip in Walmart to cool off after searching for bargains:

Our church (Morningside Baptist Church in Valdosta) recently had a woman’s meeting on modesty. The ladies were reminded of the basics in dressing. A good guideline is not too short or not too revealing, or too tight and no cleavage. Miss Prejean fails in all areas by these standards. Are we not as Christians to present our bodies as living sacrifices, holy and acceptable to the Lord?

Then there is Beth Robertson of Valdosta, GA, the home of high school football & not much else, evidently. Ms. Robertson thinks the picture is "provocative" and there is no excuse for a woman to ever show cleavage outside her home:

For heaven’s sake women, please understand that God made a man to respond to what he sees, so please cover your body up when you are going out in public!! We as women will answer to God for causing men to have thoughts they would have never had toward us if we would just have been dressed appropriately. The world says “showing skin is in” but God says it is a sin for a Christian woman to dress like the world.
Maybe Ms. Robertson & Ms. Blue would prefer Christian women dressed as Muslim ladies, complete with veils so no man can lust? Come to think of it, these two folks sound very similar to the Muslims who insist it is the woman's fault when a man lusts. Hmmm.

But I am also reminded of another Godslinger bunch: the Pharisees. They made all sorts of rules that sounded sooooo pious, complete with Scriptural references to hinge their rules of outward compliance.

Odd. Muslims. Pharisees. Christians. All with the same attitude to make rules. Or is just human nature to be Godslingers?

Ever heard of the Bruised & Bleeding Pharisees?

The Blind (or Bruised and Bleeding) Pharisee: This type of Pharisee was typified by the idea of him walking with his head down or turned away to avoid looking at, or bumping into women (who might be on their menstrual cycle) or other unclean folks. So, because they weren't looking where they were going, they would end up bruised or bleeding from their avoidance of small things (cleanliness laws) - all the while forgetting the more important laws. Jesus refers to some Pharisees as ‘blind guides’, possibly referring to this type of Pharisee.

Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give
a tenth of your spices-mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law-justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel
. (Matthew 23:23-24)

Make sure she covers up because that is sinful but let's not talk about treating other Americans fairly when their view of sin is different than ours. Make sure the sin is in the legal code but justice is thrown out the window.


1 comment:

Georgia Mountain Man said...

"Oh, yes I'm the great pretender..." This woman poses nude all over the place and becomes the darling of the fundamentalist right. How does this happen? Check my blog for my comments on the latest Repub adulterer and his colleague's reaction.