Former Miss California Carrie Prejean will address attendees at the Value Voters Summit, the annual three-day meeting of social conservatives. Prejean will speak on the opening day of the conference, Friday, September 18.

The Value Voters Summit is sponsored by Tony Perkin's Family Research Council (FRC), an ardent opponent of gay and lesbian rights.

Prejean, 22, became an overnight Christian celebrity after she denounced gay marriage because of her religious upbringing during the Miss USA contest in April and aligned herself with Maggie Gallagher's anti-gay marriage group the National Organization for Marriage (NOM).

The controversy spun out of control when openly gay blogger Perez Hilton, the judge who asked Prejean her thoughts on gay marriage, posted a nasty video on his website where he says, “She gave the worst answer in pageant history. She lost because she's a dumb bitch, OK?”

Social conservatives cheered when Prejean argued that she was denied the crown because she refused to back down from her religious beliefs.

“[I lost] because I had spoken from my heart, for my beliefs and for my God,” Prejean said on NBC's Today Show. “It's not about being politically correct, for me, it's about being biblically correct.”

Miss USA Executive Director Keith Lewis fired Prejean after the gay marriage controversy died down. He said it was because she missed several appearances. Prejean is fighting the dismissal; in a lawsuit filed two weeks ago, she accuses pageant officials of libel, slander and religious discrimination.

The controversy launched Prejean into a social conservative celebrity, with some supporters urging her to run for elected office.

The Value Voters Summit did not disclose the topic of her speech, but it's safe to assume it will include a lively discussion of her views on gay marriage and the Miss USA controversy.