Two Left Coast Christian Girls Duke it Out

Carrie Prejean, the former Miss California recently relieved of her crown, has become notorious for her outspoken opposition to sodomite marriage. Stephanie, author of Stuff Christian Culture Likes, a recent nominee for Evangelical Pussy Wuss of the Month, has used her blog to take Miss Prejean to task. Says Stephanie in her blog:

“Carrie Prejean has told the press, “I am praying for Perez Hilton.” Does she imagine that when that gets back to him and that when gay people read her quote that they are going to feel loved and validated? Does she imagine they will feel honored and humbled as precious people made in God’s image who deserve to be treated with dignity?”

Carrie Prejean

Poor Miss Prejean. She can’t win. If she had rather said: “I ask God to curse Perez Hilton,” I dare say Stephanie would have labeled her a homophobe. Instead, Miss Prejean prays for Perez, and Stephanie tags her as a Pharisee, as we see in this quotation:

“Carrie also said in an interview, “It’s not about being politically correct. For me, it was being biblically correct.” This notion that her unchallenged beliefs are biblically correct is the same notion Christian culture clings to. But refusal to question what you are taught “in your family and in your country” and refusal to wrestle with Scripture or wrestle with God dooms all of us to repeat history as the Pharisees wrote it.” (emphasis added)

Well, I don’t know, Stephanie. I’ve never seen a Pharisee in a 6-micron-wide string bikini, posing in semi-nude photos, defending marriage. Miss Prejean can get away with that, because, as she told Sean Hannity, “This is California.” Indeed. It seems that California Christians do seem to operate in their own moral universe.

Stephanie, author of

But, I digress. I would love to inquire of Stephanie: by calling Carrie Prejean a “Pharisee,” “Do you imagine she will feel honored and humbled as a precious person made in God’s image who deserves to be treated with dignity?” I am confused. I thought postmodern Christians like Stephanie were not suppose to make such categorical moral judgments about other people, especially fellow Christians.

To clear my confusion, I would humbly request that Stephanie and Miss Prejean invite each other to a conversation, have some dialogue, and then “wrestle with some Scripture.” I would like to see Miss Prejean, preferably fully clothed, wrestle with this Scripture:

9 Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments, 10 but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness. ” (I Tim 2:9-10)

And then I would like to see Stephanie wrestle with this Scripture:

9Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders” (I Cor 6:9)

And last of all they could debate: is there any reason on God’s green earth that California should not be booted out of the union?

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~ by matthewdavidcameron on June 13, 2009.

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