Jewish Journal

Former Miss California sues for religious discrimination

by Brad A. Greenberg

September 1, 2009 | 2:23 am

How naive I am. I thought the Miss California saga featuring Carrie Prejean had come to an end when she was stripped of her crown back in June. I was wrong. Oh so wrong. And entering law school I should have known better.

Today Prejean sued against pageant officials for “libel, slander and religious discrimination, accusing them of telling her to stop mentioning God even before her controversial remarks against gay marriage.” Those comments, of course, followed Perez Hilton’s asking of Prejean during the pageant what she thought about gay marriage. From E!:

Let the legal smiting begin.

In her lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court this morning, Prejean claims that winning the title of Miss California 2009, and being able to compete in the Miss USA pageant, was “fulfilling a personal dream.”

Which, to hear her side of it, quickly became a nightmare.

She claims Moakler, Lewis and PR guru Roger Neal engaged in a “conspiracy” against her, making a series of “false and defamatory statements…in order to injure her reputation and to justify their plan to wrongfully revoke her title.”

Guess she missed the day they taught forgiveness in Sunday school..

No, you shouldn’t really be surprised that E! seized the chance to be flip about Christianity and showcase it institutional ignorance.

The above video is from an appearance Prejean made at her hometown church, The Rock in San Diego.

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