Monday, April 20, 2009

Miss California

Last night during the Miss USA contest, one of the contest judges, Perez Hilton, asked Miss California Carrie Prejean that since Vermont has now legalized gay marriage shouldn’t every state follow suit? Ms. Prejean had the courage to express her views and said, “Well, I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. And you know what, 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 and that’s how I think it should be between a man and a woman. Thank you very much.”

Ms. Prejean’s comments were cheered by the crowd, but a smattering of jeers could be heard in the background by a few who were incensed at her answer. According to, arguments broke out in the lobby of the theater, with one man shouting, "I think it's ridiculous that she got first runner-up. That is not the value of 95 percent of the people in this audience. Look around this audience and tell me how many gay men there are." Is there an unwritten rule that Miss USA contestants must hold values in agreement with homosexual activists?

For his own part, Hilton immediately cut a video blog where he ripped Ms. Prejean, referring to her in language so vile that it can’t even be hinted at by its first letter.

Ms. Prejean was named runner-up in the contest and today there was considerable discussion in the blogosphere about whether her answer might have cost her the title. Prejean told that she had “no regrets” and was happy with the answer she gave.

We’re very proud of Ms. Prejean for speaking her mind in support of traditional marriage. She represented the silent majority in America and expressed a point of view that over 7 million California voters also expressed just last November. In fact, in the history of this issue every single state that has voted on it has voted to affirm traditional marriage.

The outcry from some activists in the gay community over Ms. Prejean’s comments are indicative of how far they will go to force their same-sex marriage agenda on society. Miss California is vilified by Perez Hilton in a video blog for respectfully answering his question, and gay men are shouting against her in the theater lobby. Yet we are supposed to take homosexual leaders at face value that if same-sex marriage were legalized they would never force this teaching onto children in the schools.

Thank you, Miss California, for knowing the truth about marriage and standing up for it, even when you knew that your honest answer may hinder your chances for the crown of Miss USA.


Ron Prentice
Chairman – Yes on 8

Thursday, April 2, 2009

"Marriage brings greater possibilities for happiness than does any other human relationship."-Russell M. Nelson

While we were in Utah we celebrated our two year wedding anniversary. It is hard to believe how quickly time goes by. Two years may not seem like a lot- but for those who know me, know that I rarely go two days without returning something to the store! I have commitment issues... but when it came to making an eternal commitment to Jeff there was no problem. I'm grateful we are together and for the strength he gives me to be a better person. He is my best friend no doubt. There's not a day that goes by that he doesn't make me laugh. He has a deep concern for me and my health. He has a gift for service and he is the most compassionate person I know. He's taught me more about myself than I ever thought I could learn. I love him so much and I get to spend eternity with him. Wooo hooo!!

For our anniversary, we got a framed picture of the Sacramento Temple. It is a great reminder of the eternal covenants we made with each other on March 30, 2007 in that holy place.

Utah for Spring Break

We drove to Utah to spend time with Jeff's brother and family for our Spring break. They had a baby boy in February, Chase Sifuentes Cardenaz. We got to be there for Chase's baby blessing, went to breakfast at Ikea, lunch at Apollo burger, dinner at Applebee's, movies at the "MEGAPLEX", scored some good deals at D.I., went to the Jordan River temple, hung out with the Jarman clan, went to a fun park in West Jordan and watched our little nephews entertain us endlessly. Good times. Thanks Phill and Jeannine!