Wednesday, December 30, 2015

ISBL Asshat of the Year

She hasn’t appeared on this bloggy thing as an Asshat of the Week, but she has appeared here more than once for saying, and doing, the bidding of asshats.

Last week, she went to Houston and prayed with Pastor Ed Young of Houston’s Second Baptist Church. Young is an antigay pastor who led the successful fight against Houston‘s Equal Rights Ordinance [HERO] which would have offered basic protections to LGBTQ workers from discrimination on the grounds of sexuality or gender identity.

Young called the law “godless” and “a very serious moral issue”:
“Those of us who believe men should use men’s facilities and women should use women’s facilities, we will be discriminated against. It is totally deceptive and it is deadly–and I trust that you will vote no! No! NO!”
He said the law would “carry our city further down the road of being totally secular and godless” and also helped produce a commercial against the law which depicted a little girl getting raped in a public bathroom. And she prayed with him. But that’s not all …

Earlier this year, she came out against same-sex marriage only to backtrack a few days later. She has also said she’ll most likely vote Republican in 2016, despite the fact that every single Republican candidate is against LGBTQ rights and women’s issues.

Then she complains that the hardest part about being a woman was “figuring out what to wear,” and now she’s saying this:
“I am guessing this is probably not the last time I will say the wrong thing, or say something the wrong way. I promise to keep learning, and to try to be more articulate in the future. We have a lot of hard work to do. I am looking forward to doing it together.”
You oughta start by not praying with anti-gay pastors just for your “reality” show; you could start by supporting the community that stepped up to support you the moment you came out; you could start by caring less about how you look and more about what you say.

And so, for that, even though this is your first year 'out,' Caitlyn Jenner, you are the ISBL Asshat of the Year.

Here's hoping next year you'll do better.


Michael Dodd said...

Sad. Just so very sad.

carlnepa said...

"We have a lot of hard work to do. I am looking forward to doing it together." Well, count me out, Hon. You get yourself into it, you get yourself out of it.

the dogs' mother said...

hmmm, the hardest part of being a woman is what to wear?
Not even close, not even in the ballpark!

Raybeard said...

As JC himself so astutely said:-
"When two or more of you are gathered together in my name, whatsoever you ask will be granted unto you."
Yeah, right! Thanks for that, JC. Now try telling your 'followers' why it just ain't working! (And while you're at it, can you just explain why you're doing what you're doing right now to Texas and its surrounds?)

Kirk said...
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Kirk said...

A few months back, a couple of people told me they thought Jenner transitioned for the publicity and the money that such publicity might bring. At the time I found that very difficult to believe. As an Olympics gold medalist, he could have earned money just by attending sports memorabilia shows. Now, though, I wonder if she maybe really is trans for the money (likely the only person in the world trans for the money, as many end up in poverty.) Once Jenner has squeezed every last cent out of the reality show, I could see her using Republican prayer meetings as the like as a way back to manhood. "Forgive me father, I have sinned, I had my Adam's apple surgically removed!" Then, as a born again former trans female Christian, he can do a reality show on THAT!

Anonymous said...

I have no expectations that she'll do better next year. She was schooled for many years by "That Woman" and graduated magna cum laude from the college of wealth, privilege and publicity. Even her chosen name, "Caitlyn" has the sound of "K" which gives her a link to the Kardashians.

She has surrounded herself with an entourage who enjoy private planes, broadway shows, and ultra first class accommodations. Just to add some validity to the show, she'll touch upon the problems that transgendered people encounter.

As long as Ryan Seacrest and his money hold out, she'll continue to enjoy a Kardashian lifestyle.

Dave R said...

I totally agree with you.

Professor Chaos said...

Shoulda known There couldn't possibly be one decent member of the horrid family.

Helen Lashbrook said...

The top .5% (which I'm guessing Jenner belongs to) have even less knowledge of how the rest of us live than the top 1% (and don't even talk about the top .1%). So Jenner's not going to see the Republicans in the same light as the rest of us; anti-LGBT, anti-women, anti-the 99 percenters, anti-Muslim, anti-immigration, anti 99% of everything. By the time you are Jenner's age you carry a lot of mental baggage and I'm guessing you don't lose it with changing sex, if you are cut off from normal interactions with haters (who are by definition either right wing or extremists) by your entourage. My entourage (two cats and a dog) sadly do not keep the hoi polloi away from me!