Do You Believe?…

I have a question for you.  If you ask a person what they believe about an issue shouldn’t you be prepared to hear an answer that may not match yours? And then when you hear that answer, do you have the right to tell that person they are wrong?  And should it cause a big uproar and have people saying they are saddened by what the answer was?

I ask this because of this article. Go and read it, watch the videos and then come and weigh in.  I am not trying to start a fight or even hurt anyone.  But I think that when you ask someone what their beliefs are you should be prepared to hear and accept an answer that may or may not line up with what you believe.  This does not mean that you have to accept that their belief is true or even change your belief.  But you did ask them a question that is basically an opinion and one that possibly could have many people answering it in many different ways.

Here is part of the article that is causing such an uproar

When asked by judge Perez Hilton, an openly gay gossip blogger, whether she believed in gay marriage, Miss California, Carrie Prejean, said “We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite. And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that’s how I was raised.”

She was asked what she believed on the subject. And she answered what she thought her beliefs where.  End of discussion.  If she had answered the opposite of what she did, there would be no furor over the answer.  Or perhaps there would be from those who oppose gay marriage but then they would have been written off as extremists.  Funny how our mainstream media and society works.

We have a soceity that screams for tolerance and the end of prejudices, but yet if you don’t agree with their stand on things then there is no tolerance for you.  How does that work? Isn’t that hypocritical?  Just wondering.

So what do you think? Is it such a big deal that she answered the question the way that she did?


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