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During this year’s Miss USA Pageant, Miss California, Carrie Prejean, had the courage of her convictions and stood up for her faith when a militant, homosexual pageant judge asked about her beliefs concerning homosexual "marriage."

Miss Prejean, all of 21-years-old, answered, "Well, I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one way or the other.

"We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage.

"You know what, in my country, in my family, I do believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offense to anybody out there.

"But that’s how I was raised and I believe that it should be between a man and a woman."

Later in an interview on Your World with Neal Cavuto Miss Prejean said "All I could think about when I was standing there, answering that question was, ‘Carrie, what are your beliefs?"

She chose to stand up for her faith.

She decided it was not about being politically correct, but about being biblically correct.

Miss Prejean was the hands on favorite to win the Miss USA crown, but because of her answer this intolerant, homosexual judge punished her and gave her zero points.

Then following the pageant he went on to publicly call her a "b___" and other names as well as to talk about how he would have "ripped the tiara off her head" had she won.

The judge, an openly homosexual gossip columnist, continued to verbally assault her for her faith.

Then the Miss California pageant directors tried to have her crown removed, but Donald Trump, owner of the Miss USA pageant, "trumped" them and Miss Prejean was allowed to keep her crown.

In addition to this, in the weeks since this her personal and family life has been dragged through the mud by the pink mafia that influences the media.

Despite being persecuted for her faith Miss Prejean said, "I am convinced now more than ever of the importance of standing up for your beliefs and convictions."

She stated, "For everyone out there listening, do not be silenced. Take this story of mine and apply it to your own life."

Recently, Dr. James Dobson said, "Now, perhaps more than ever in our nation’s history, it’s crucial that Christians stand up for their faith and for the defense of His Word."

He also warned, "I’m convinced that if God’s people do not seek His blessing and mercy, the Church will be tested severely, as if by fire, over the coming weeks and years."

This very small, intolerant, homosexual minority with the support of the liberal media attempt to silence Christians, mock marriage and seek to indoctrinate your children into their lifestyle.

It is easy to be politically correct, but it takes courage to stand for one’s convictions.

It is time for pastors and priests to share the biblically correct message and not worry about offending donors and parishioners.

It is time for politicians to represent the majority of Americans and close the door to the homosexual lobby.

It is time for Jews and Christians to stand strong for their faith or risk being silenced.

Evangelist Billy Graham said, "Courage is contagious.

"When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened."

Let us follow the example of Miss California, Carrie Prejean, and be people of moral courage.

Gina Parker Ford - CEO of Dental Creations, Ltd., a dental manufacturing company, and a successful attorney - is the National Eagle Forum Chairman for Judicial Reform. Mrs. Ford is immediate past chairman of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. She serves on the American Family Radio Advisory Board of Central Texas, and she was both the former Republican Party of Texas Treasurer and Associate General Counsel.

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