Carrie Prejean to Religious Right: "I Know That God Has an Even Bigger Crown Up There For Me"
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Surely you remember Carrie Prejean, the right-wing Barbie doll whose steadfast defense of "opposite marriage" at a beauty pageant catapulted her to national stardom, sparking a series of deeply stupid controversies -- with photos -- that would culminate in a press conference held by celebrity billionaire Donald Trump, who personally pardoned her, declaring that people only hate her because she's so freaking gorgeous.
So all that happened.
Last we heard, Carrie was suing the Miss California USA pageant, which eventually fired her for "continued breach of contract issues." Apparently, she did not want to do their events. ("Stop speaking for me," she reportedly said. "I have my own voice.")
To the delight of the defense-of-straight-marriage movement, Carrie has decided to exercise that voice, most recently this week in Washington D.C., where she addressed the good Christians attending the Values Voters Summit. According to the Wall Street Journal , "so far none has excited the crowd as much as former beauty queen turned marriage activist Carrie Prejean."
"Wow this is so exciting. I'm so excited to be here in Washington, D.C." Prejean said to a standing ovation and raucous applause. "This has been a whirlwind of events, this has been absolutely crazy."
According to the WSJ, Prejean is being treated as a "rock star." Or maybe a martyr:
"Even though I didn't win the crown that night," she said, as tears welled up and the crowd rose to their feet, "I know that God has an even bigger crown up there for me."
Liliana Segura is a staff writer and editor of AlterNet's Rights and Liberties and World Special Coverage.