Another week has flow by and it's time for our weekly exercise here at TransGriot of shining a bright spotlight on the fools in our midst.
Today happens to be the birthday of former supermodel and talk show host Tyra Banks, who was born in Inglewood, CA on this date in 1973.
As our Shut Up Fool! Awards mascot Mr. T reminds us, fools are everywhere.
It seems like we've had a bumper crop of them this week, so lets get right to the fun and festivities and see what fool, fools, or organization of fools won our illustrious award.
This week's fool is Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan of Mexico. He earned it with this homophobic and transphobic comment that was posted on a conservative Catholic website called Pontifex. In case you missed it, here it is:
"Transsexuals and homosexuals will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven, it's not me who says it but St. Paul.".
"One is not born homosexual but they become that way. This is for various reasons: education, for not having developed their identity during their adolescence, maybe they are not guilty but by going against the dignity of the body they certainly will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven."
"Everything that goes against nature and against the dignity of the body offends God," he was quoted as saying.
You know it's bad when the Vatican calls your ass out for your stupidity.
Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said the website should not be considered an authority on Catholic thinking "on complex and delicate issues such as homosexuality."
Lombardi quoted from the official Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church, which says homosexual acts are a "disorder" but acknowledges that many people have "innate homosexual tendencies" and should be treated with respect and not be subject to discrimination.
You know, y'all need to go back to what Jesus said instead of what St. Paul said.
The world would be a much better place.
On that note, let's finish our business here.
Shut the HELL up, Cardinal Barragan!