Miss USA and "the liar’s workout"

Posted by    |    June 4th, 2012 at 6:45 am

Miss Rhode Island Olivia Culpo (C) reacts as she is crowned by Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella during the Miss USA pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada June 3, 2012 (Credit: Reuters/Steve Marcus)Miss Rhode Island won last night’s “Miss USA” contestHer 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?