Jesus-loving, gay-marriage-hating beauty queen claims â€˜religious discrimination’
FORMER Miss California Carrie Prejean is suing the Miss USA pageant for libel, slander, and religious discrimination.
Prejean first gained national attention at the Miss USA pageant when she said that she believed that marriage should only be between a man and a woman. The views she expressed in while competing for the Miss USA title may have cost her the crown as one judge, Perez Hilton, had docked points forÂ her bigoted response.
Since then, the blonde poster-girl for Christian conservatism has become a polarising figure, gaining the admiration of religious barmpots but sparking the ire of pro-gay marriage supporters.
Controversial lingerie photos nearly cost her the Miss California crown, but Donald Trump temporarily allowed her to keep her title, claiming that he found nothing objectionable about the photos.
The final nail in the coffin took place on June 10 when K2 Productions terminated Carrie Prejean’s contract, claiming that she had breached her contract by missing scheduled appearances.
Prejean’s attorney claims that she had not missed the scheduled appearances and that she was actually fired because of her politically controversial views.
Prejean also claims that pageant officials told her not to mention God in her speeches. Pageant officials, according to this report, “sent a mixed message when instructing her not to mention politics or religion especially when Perez Hilton was allowed to ask such a politically-motivated question in the first place.”
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It’s unclear what Carrie Prejean has to gain from suing the Miss USA pageant: money, extended fame, or increased attention to her religious causes.