Carrie Prejean is no martyr for the cause of traditional marriage. She sparked a firestorm among the media for sure, but Trump was very clear that the pageant organization had no problem with her answer. She was not in trouble for that by any means. The pageant has always been a very traditional thing in it’s own way, and if you’re familiar with the answers of most of the girls, the words “active in my church” are as common as “world peace.” Are they sincere in that, who knows, but it’s very much a part of the pageant. To speak the religious rhetoric is more likely to help than hinder you, if you consider the long list of winners who profess traditional Christian values.
What WAS she in trouble for? Two things.
One, that she wasn’t doing her job well. Specifically that she’d made speaking contracts without consulting the pageant officials. Yes, that on the surface that sounds like they’re holding her on a pretty tight lease, but remember that this girl was hired to do a JOB, to represent her state and the pageant organization. If I took a day off work without consulting my boss and tons of people saw me, I’d expect to hear about it when I returned. “Miss California” is a job with a lot of appearances and a very tight schedule. I’m sure it really didn’t help that her job is PR and the press she was generating seemed to be a monologue, not a dialogue, which is not a what a role model for free speech is. I’m sure it REALLY didn’t help that she bad-mouthed her employer, saying that the pageant officials told her not to talk about her faith. Frankly, I call bullshit on that. See first paragraph. To claim that doesn’t even remotely make sense, unless you’re looking to make controversy. (Naturally the pageant officials have denied this as well.)
Two, that she’d posed topless (no citation, I’ll let you google that on your own) after specifically signing paperwork to enter the competition stating that she had not. She lied on her job application.
That’s why there was a review. She’s no martyr for free speech or traditional marriage. She’s a bad employee who had to have a little sit-down with HR. If she doesn’t like it, she’s certainly free to quit, and if she’s willing to live with the contract she made, she’s certainly free to do that as well. (Looks like TyTy’s gonna need a new bitchy loudmouth, so she’s got options here, and that’s what America is all about.)
As always, I have attempted to verify all my sources and quotes. If you find a inaccuracy please contact me.