Miss Rhode Island won last night’s “Miss USA” contest. Her support for transgendered contest participants drew loud applause from the crowd and is consistent with the pageant’s official position. Miss Ohio is also in the news for citing “Pretty Woman” as a positive depiction of women on screen. In the film, Julia Roberts plays a prostitute who eventually leaves her profession with a man who had hired her services for a week.
I am tempted to spend this morning’s essay voicing my frustration at the downward moral spiral of our culture, but my protests won’t change much. How can Jesus’ followers make a positive difference in a society that has lost its way?