It's remarkable to me how these women were more concerned about being
judged for *not* being immodest as opposed to being judged for being immodest.
Amazing how the standards of society have been so completely flipped on their
head. I'm also confused as to why individual American states
get a candidate in the pageant, but whole countries outside of the United States
only get to be represented by one person. That seems inconsistent to me, but
If the picture showing a bare shoulder of Mrs. Utah is immodest according to
Church standards, then why is the Church-owned Deseret News running the photo?
"I say whatever your standards are.. live them! It shows the real
you."Amen!And then refrain from putting yourself
forward as one who is morally superior ("an example") because you think
you live better standards, or live your standards better, than somebody else!And be sure not to allow "news" stories that try to flaunt your
self-righteousness to everybody.
Wow..some people can not tell the difference between a dress that is STRAPLESS..
and one that is not. Is it really so hard to understand? But then some have to
take it to an extreme and start judging as to which woman is more modest in the
current picture... Or make some ridiculos comparison to our sisters in the
Muslim faith and their attire. I say whatever your standards are.. live them!
It shows the real you.
Gisel, You are beautiful inside and out! How fun to see you making your mark in
the world. Saludos para tu familia.
In our decent into shallowness, is this really what we've become. Mrs.
Mexico is modest because here dress is marginally less revealing than Mrs.
Utah's. By that standard, the DNews should have forgone this article in
favor of one that highlighted the godliness of our Muslim sisters faithfully
dressed in their burkas. I guess this is what God meant when he promised Eve
that Adam would rule over her.
The Mrs Utah and even the Mrs Idaho are showing some shoulder in the pics.
Dear Sister Merrifield...I applaud you for being determined to stick to your
commitments, as I understood it, EVEN if it meant you would have to bow out of
the pageant...I also am impressed with the other two Sisters who followed suit.
You gals stand that for standards that COUNT in this life....
They who stay true to Christian values and teachings join the ranks of such
people as Eric Liddle as depicted in the movie 'Chariots of Fire.' Its
encouraging to learn of such individuals who contribute to the good of this
okay, I am a dork. I should have read the entire story...
I am confused. The one from New Mexico is far more modest than the one from
Utah. Which one is this story about?
I had the wonderful privilege of teaching English to Gisel Osuna in high school,
as well as several of her siblings. She is the genuine article from a wonderful
WoW! They're beautiful woman inside and out.
Hutterite; Shame isn't a gift; shame isn't meant to be wallowed in.
It's a twinge of conscience that can serve t steer us toward better
behavior, and then you move on. Religion can be uplifting and motivating, it
doesn't have to be a stick with which to be beaten!
I think someone is confusing shame with standards. I applaud these fine women
for standing for what they believe in.
Shame is a gift of religion to humanity.
"I don't get it. The first picture shows Mrs. Utah and Mrs. Idaho
without sleeves."I posted the above comment hours ago, and the
Deseret News censors turned it down because the "Comment was off topic or
disruptive."The article says that Mrs. Utah and Mrs. Idaho made
and wore dresses with sleeves. Yet the picture in the article shows them
WITHOUT sleeves. So where are the dresses they altered?
Go Gigi! You're famous!