The Big Apple's unconditional approval? What higher worldly honor could there
be? And to simultaneously have your Heavenly Father's approval? You're tops,
Wow. I'm impressed. If there is anything virtuous or lovely...Good
luck to this young lady.
Bless you for not compromising your standards.
If there is anything, (Miss New York City) virtuous, lovely, of good report or
Good Choices provide the opportunity for Good Outcomes. Staying true to yourself
and keeping the standards you believe in will inspire others to do the same.
Your example to be in the world but not of the world is wonderful, and your
inner beauty and essence shine through as you seek after worthwhile goals.
Thank you for representing what so many of us strive to do, and be everday.
Obviously your love for the gospel and the Lord shows through in everything you
do. Wish you all the best and again, appreciate you sticking to your convictions
despite the pressures of the world. We need more examples of people like this,
not the edgy pop culture icons. Ultimately happiness depends on following these
principles and not the successes of the world.
good for her. stand for who you are and your beleifs
'"If I'd won (Miss New York) there would have been no wedding this
weekend," Wright said. "As it is, I'm actually in Utah and being
married." - Article This is great. But I thought we
were NOT supposed to make an issue of a person's faith if they are Mormon? *'President Obama's purported 'weird'-Mormon strategy against Mitt
Romney will backfire, pundits say' - By Hal Boyd, Deseret News - 08/10/11 Obama DOSEN'T call Romney's faith weird, and he gets flack for it. This woman makes a proclamation about it, and it's 'great.'
Which is it?
Pagan....It would be foolish for Obama to attack Mitt's religion given his own
Rev Wright religious experience......This article is about a girl from Utah with
Utah roots.....With the majority of the state being Mormon it is noteworthy that
she is also Mormon.......I wonder if she were gay, would you still have the same
'It would be foolish for Obama to attack Mitt's religion given his own Rev
Wright religious experience...' - TRUTH | 9:52 a.m. Aug. 12, 2011
Please. People were attacking Obama for things he NEVER did before he DIDN'T
mention Romney's faith. Example: *'GOP official
apologizes for Obama chimp email' - By GILLIAN FLACCUS - AP - 04/19/11 'Calif. woman sends 'birther' message with photo of president's face on
chimpanzee's body' I was simply pointing out the obvious bias that
some have when people bring up Mormonism, but then Mormons, like this girl, do
it themselves. If this woman was a lesbian, it wouldn't affect me as
she is married and I shouldn't have any romantic interest in her now that she's
married anyway. Of course, since YOU brought up the scenerio if she
was a lesbian... and I, didn't. Funny that.
The other contestants with their rehersed canned responses provided an arena
where this Miss NYC was a breath of fresh air, she spoke her mind and came
across as not saying what ever it took to win, but what she believed, and this
is why she won. She truthfully stood for SOMETHING.
New York City does have taste!
Thank you for being a good example for our young women! You can pursue your
dreams while staying true to your values and beliefs!
"let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good work and
glorify your father in heaven." @pagan: i know this young woman very
well, and she has made no "proclamations". she has only quietly gone
about her life expressing her beliefs to those that ask. her example of what an
LDS woman believes in has always been manifest in her words, actions and deeds.
She is a credit to her family, her community , and her LDS faith.I've seen
your comments in the past, they always seem to be antagonistic towards the LDS
church and anything associated with it. If you have such a problem with the
church, than perhaps you should just address your ire towards the church
directly and just write THEM letters. taking pot-shots at this girl is LAME.
'If you have such a problem with the church, than perhaps you should just
address your ire towards the church directly and just write THEM letters.' -
auntbea | 10:30 a.m. Aug. 12, 2011 I thought I was.
It's members. It you don't want contention, only interact with
people who agree with you.
I think every one of the young women who competed in our last Miss Utah pageant
could have learned something from her - you don't need to wear bikinis and
immodest, expensive evening gowns.
Regardless of ones faith, belief, etc., you've gotta respect this contestant. I particularly liked her statement, "When you stick to who
you are, people) notice you more." What a good example .... for all! Enough
said. Some of the other reader's posts might be digging much deeper than
Hmmm, for someone who is so against bigotry and blindly dismissing individuals
because of labels attached to them, I am surprised that Pagan is so eager to
write this girl off with his bizarro news-clip attacks. I thought she was
lovely and her accomplishments were impressive. I don't know her personally,
but her actions were commendable.By the way, it is "its,"
not "it's." Its refers to a possessive article, whereas it's is a
contraction of "it is." That helps clarify who you are dismissing out
of hand, even though you neither know them nor understand their motives. At
first I was confused....
'By the way, it is "its," not "it's." Its refers to a
possessive article, whereas it's is a contraction of "it is." That
helps clarify who you are dismissing out of hand, even though you neither know
them nor understand their motives.' - katiefrankie | 12:52 p.m. Aug. 12, 2011
So...my opinion is tainted because, I didn't use spell check? Who is dismissing... whom?
Irony of the Day: A Mormon girl is Miss NYC!
No Pagan, your opinion is misunderstood because of your grammar. Spellcheck
wouldn't catch it, either. Also, you often (always) misuse...ellipses.
Pagan, is there any real reason that you're commenting in this forum other than
to just get things off your chest? That's what friends are for...
So...4 out of 20 comments are by Pagan?Please DN, put a limit on this
guy!So good to see tolerance being promoted and practiced by Pagan.Do as I say and not as I do.Credibility? None.
Dear Mr. Pagan, please give it a rest, my friend. I would hope you could simply
read an article for what it's worth. Must you go on your personal fishing
expedition to reel in what you feel are pertinent aspects? By the vast majority
of comments to this particular article, the comments don't come close to sharing
your views. I don't see anything productive coming from what you're posting ....
over, and over, and over again. Move on, my friend!
Methinks Irony Guy needs to change his monikor, as he doesn't seem to understand
the meaning of the word "irony." I bet you wrote the lyrics to that
Alanis Morissette song, too.
WHY is this story news? What does it matter? What religion is Miss Maine or
Miss Alabama? To me this whole story is nothing more than LDS propoganda.
cymrul -- No one is forcing you to read this article, let alone the Faith
section or Mormon Times! Jeez!Dear Hannah -- You go girl! What an
example you are to SO many young girls who are watching. Thank you.
'Local Mormon does good' story of the day.
Re: Vernal Mom | 4:41 p.m. Aug. 12, 2011 I'm with cymrul. It is
propaganda. I could say your post is nothing more the myopic
rhetoric that unquestionably supports the status quo here in Zion but won't.
This is a great story where sticking to ones standards paid off. Hanah Wright
showed a great amount of determination.Ken Nelson the judge who suggested she
run for Miss NYC had great insight. I always like to see people be the best they
Propaganda? So were news stories about Mother Theresa propaganda for the
Catholics? Ghandi? Or perhaps, could they just be stories about good people
doing good things and being true to who they are and what they believe in,
regardless of the faith they espouse?I saw Hannah Wright in the Miss
Springville pageants and thought she was a class act and a wonderful
"intentional" role model.
Everyone who has read 'comments' more than 3 or 4 times knows what pagan is
about. I suggest we just ignore him.
Hannah is just as beautiful inside as out! I have known her since she ran for
Miss Springville--she is kind, funny, and smart (as well as gorgeous). Very down
to earth. Love her!
Wow! This young lady has lots of determination. Good job to her parents for
raising her to be a determined woman and to her for never giving up. I hope you
can achieve your dreams in dance. Great example of how much a parent's good
influence can do in a child's life. Propaganda? I don't know if it is or not,
and really all this story is about is a young woman's determination and
perseverance to pursue her dreams or whatever is put before her and she happens
to be a Mormon.
Re: Pagan | 12:56 p.m. Aug. 12, 2011 So what is the issue you're
trying to make regarding this story? I'm guess you are uncomfortable knowing
that this young woman represents the principles taught by her church, that she
has virtue, and that she is an example that others want to follow.
Yeah.....home schooling doesn't work......and it sure messes with a child's
I applaud this young woman for maintaining her virtue and modesty as well as
putting her education and marriage before things like a $2,000.00 gown. She is a
great example. I am not usually a fan of beauty pageants because of the way they
parade the girls around half-naked on stage but it is refreshing to see her
stand her ground and choose to wear a one-piece as well as sleeves on her
evening gown and she looks just as beautiful as the other contestants.
I am impressed with the kindness of writers on this comment board toward Pagan.
An anonymous fight is obviously all he lives for, and it would be beyond cruel
to just ignore him. So many people contend with him, though, thereby
encouraging his attention-getting antics. I'm sure it makes him feel better and
that is important. If he wasn't getting any attention he would finally give up.
That would just be too bad. Wouldn't it?
What a beautiful girl, inside and out. It is refreshing to hear that there are
still young people in this mixed up world who actually have some morals. I
admire, and thank you, for your courage and example.
Pagan - you must realize if you have any opinion other than the opinion shared
by most commenters you will be attacked. Also, when they have nothing else to
say they will start picking apart any mistakes in your grammar and or spelling
and punctuation. Quite thought provoking of them to do that instead of just
responding to your comment with something original. Wow, some people.