As you TransGriot readers are aware of, I'm in the midst of enthusiastically celebrating my milestone birthday today.
I thank all of you peeps who have been sending me birthday greetings, whether its been on my Facebook page, e-mailed, or you took the time out of your busy schedules to call me.
But today is also Friday, and you TransGriot readers know what that means. It's time for me to take a break for a few moments from celebrating being on the planet for half a century and focus on shining a bright spotlight on the fool, fools or group of fools who so richly deserve to earn my birthday edition of the TransGriot Shut Up Fool Award.
As usual, group nods go to the Republican Party, Fox Noise, the transphobic rad fems, the TS separatists, the GOP end of the Tennessee legislature, and the GOP end of the Missouri legislature,
The individuals nominated this week are Mitt Romney, Ann Romney, Bryan Fischer, Karl Rove, Gretchen Carlson, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI), Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA), Gov Rick Scott (R-FL), Rep Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Rev. Billy Graham, Newt Gingrich, Joel Osteen, Pastor Sean Harris and Alex Castellanos.
Honorable mention goes to Jodie Brunstetter, the wife of North Carolina state Sen. Peter Brunstetter (R). She stated the reason her hubby sponsored the homophobic anti same gender marriage Amendment One going to North Carolina voters on Tuesday is to 'preserve the Caucasian race'.
Hmm. no wonder y'all have major support from North Carolina white supremacists for this unjust amendment. Did y'all create a Jesse Helms hologram to drum up support for it, too?
The winner this week is also from North Carolina in Pastor Patrick Wooden.. This knee-grow who runs the Upper Room Church of God in Christ in Raleigh, NC (Rep.Virginia Foxx territory) has been given the task of trying to pimp Amendment One to North Carolina's Black community and made some spurious charges in his attempts to do his Stepin Fechit routine for Amendment One.
So before some of you peeps start attacking religion or the African-American community again with that discredited 'uniquely homophobic' meme, need to point out that the Rev Dr. William Barber, the president of the North Carolina NAACP has been front and center doing a yeoman's job along with other Black North Carolinians as part of the diverse coalition fighting Amendment One..
But back to barbecuing Pastor Wooden over his homophobic ignorance.
Wooden claimed that a gay male had a cell phone stuck in his anus a spurious charge that Pam Spaulding of Pam's House Blend fame quickly called his cookie chomping azz (pun intended) on.
And oh yeah Pastor Wooden. Arent you in violation of two commandments? Thou shalt not lie and thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor?
Pastor Patrick Wooden, shut up Fool!