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.