@Twin Sister "I am also disappointed that some of the Mormons in
the media spotlight compromise their standards when it comes to modesty and
other widly know LDS standards..." To you I ask, what if the spotlight was
on you? Do you think your father in heaven would be proud of you and the
judgment you so freely pass on others? Do you think he would pat you on the back
and say 'well judged sister, well judged' or do you think he would be
just as ashamed of your behavior? "...these members of the
church plainly profess to be practicing Mormons & yet their dress and
conduct do not reflect those standards..." we'll if that isn't the
pot calling the kettle black I don't recall reading anywhere that she was
LDS and even if she was, Do you and other members of the churchreally believe in
choice and accountability? And is a person accountable to you? Or to their
father in heaven?
So it's ok to get online and talk crap about somebody else's choices,
but it's not ok to wear a strapless dress? What a bunch of hypocrites. I
wonder if Jesus would be bashing her over her choice of dress if he had a
deseret news account and could log on to comment? Doubtful I am sure.
The surprise is that not all of the contestants answer questions this way. And
people still watch this stuff?
John 8:77 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and
said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at
her.That's all I've got to say.
All I know is she is dang hot. It's a beauty contest, for
crying out loud.
@ Claudio,And you are not misjudging me, Downtime, and Johnny?
Twin,Feel free to lodge a complaint or "sighting" of a
violation to the Honor Code office. I'm sure they'll roll their eyes
at you just as much as the Prophet, President Samuelson, and people with an
average amount of common sense do.
The reason her immodest dress is an issue isn't because she is from Utah or
primarily because she is likely LDS. The primary point is this: She is a BYU
student and they sign the Honor Code which includes their pledge to wear modest
dress not only during the semesters they are enrolled as a student but also
during those terms or semesters when they are not enrolled but are still
continuing students. This dress obviously doesn't stand up to the modesty
requirement under the BYU Honor Code. When a student is found in violation of
the Honor Code, they have a hold put on their record and they may not be able to
register or attend school in a future semester. And, yes, some
people on the swim team wear less clothing than this, but that is because a
swimsuit is used for a specific sport and there are no other options. She has
many more options in her choice of dress. This wasn't her only option.
Downtime, Johnny, and Twin Sister,Please enjoy your self-righteous
crusade. I am sure it is quite enjoyable to tell others about the moats in
their eyes as you head into the temple or the chapel with huge beams jutting out
from yours. What magnificent examples of good, faithful Christians you are to
all the rest of us. Thank you for your example.This is nothing
compared to young lady a few years ago who went on about the need for better
maps. At least Miss Utah explained that education is important rather than
saying it's important we have better maps in schools.
@drdougOr a Redumbocan.
This girl competed in the Miss USA pageant, as Miss Utah USA--NOT Miss Utah.
HUGE difference. The Miss Utah pageant (a Miss America preliminary)
is beginning tonight in SLC and continues through Saturday evening. The Miss Utah contestants are competing for some significant scholarship
monies. They perform a talent and are judged on their resumes and goals as
well. Some contestants in the Miss America system are heading to med school,
some are teachers, some in law school...one Miss Utah participant this year has
completed a year of pharmacy school. This is a far cry from the Miss USA
pageant criteria. This is not to disparage Miss USA participants,
but the achievement bar is not nearly as high for them as it is for the Miss
America preliminaries. Miss America winners at all levels raise money for the
Children's Miracle and perform a significant amount of
community/state/national service.No matter the contest, it is
STRESSFUL to be on national television. Give the girl a break, for crying out
loud. AND...you will see some athletes (swimmers, tennis players,
dancers, track and field participants, etc.) wearing less than she is in that
Wow...... Almost a vapid as Miss South Carolina
I don't know why so much is being made about Ms. Utah's answer, did
anyone listen to Ms South Carolina's answer to her question? She thought
is was ok to leak or expose critical top secret documents to the public. I
would rather have Ms. Utah representing America anyday than Ms. South Carolina
with that response. No wonder she came in 5th.
Immodest or not...that is one UGLY dress!
Or at least as a Dumbocrat.
She can wear what she wants. Sometimes I think modesty was invented just to
blame women for the actions of men.
Call it stage fright. Even seasoned actors who know their lines verbatim can
freeze up and their minds go blank. It's so easy, anyone can do it. That it
happened to her at her moment to shine is humiliation enough without it being
played over and over again for ratings until it starts to look like news media
People saying she isn't representing her standards need to go back to
Sunday School for some primary lessons. Leave the woman alone and quit being
meddlesome and acting like the moral Gestapo. She is acting on her own free will
and is probably a very decent human being. Just like other
juxtapositions in modern life such as LDS business owners that decide to sell
alcohol at the their grocery chain or an LDS athlete that decides to play sports
on Sunday, she is allowed to make decisions without it being an implication on
you. Worry about things you can control like yourself, your own actions and how
you want the world to perceive you. Allow others to do the same without being a
moral armchair QB.
They should ban politically loaded questions in beauty pageants. When
Carrie Prejean was asked about Gay Marriage, there was no way she could answer
that question without offending a large percentage of the population.This
question about financial compensation for women is also a loaded feminist
question. What if she had said; "Women get paid less because they interrupt
their careers to take care of families and therefore do not have as much
experience as their male counter parts, so this is not unexpected." Wow,
she would be in the bulls eye.They wanted her to say that our male
dominated culture is just mean to women. She probably does not believe that.Female models make more than men. Live is so unfair.
I get flustered, choke, and stammer at Toastmasters meetings when I must get up
in front of 20 friends and talk about ridiculously easy topics, such as my dream
vacation or the last book I read. I cannot even imagine speaking
extemporaneously on television before a national audience. Miss Utah has
nothing to be ashamed of. She was a good sport and was courageous to compete.
We should admire this in people and not focus on their occasional stumbles.
It's too bad she will be remembered as the Miss Utah that "flubbed the
answer". She should be remembered as the Miss Utah that went farther than
any other Miss Utah for many years.
I am also disappointed that some of the Mormons in the media spotlight
compromise their standards when it comes to modesty and other widely known LDS
standards. These members of the Church plainly profess to be practicing
Mormons and yet their dress and conduct do not reflect those standards. Yes.
It is disappointing that they are willing to compromise their standards in order
to achieve their worldly purposes.
With that answer, she could run for office in Utah.
I think we're wasting our breath talking about the Miss USA pageant and
standards. Mr. Trump is not known for his respect for women.
Sad to see someone compromise standards.
She should of lost simply because of her dress. Highly inappropriate for a BYU