Today is the 70th anniversary of the successful June 6, 1944 amphibious invasion of Normandy by allied troops from Great Britain, Canada and the United States. The loss of 9000 soldiers in that invasion led to the liberation of France and the eventual end of the war in Europe eleven months later.
Today is SUF Day, in which every week on the blog I shine a bright spotlight on the fool, fools or group of fools that exhibited mind numbing stupidity, jaw dropping hypocrisy and just did or said something so stupid you gotta say WTF?
So let's find out who this week's Shut Up Fool Award winner is, shall we?
Honorable Mention number one goes to Ryders Eyewear, the Canadian company that created a transphobic ad, tried to claim it was humorous, and then had to pull it in the face of mounting criticism of it from our Canadian trans cousins.
FYI as you discovered, transpeople wear your products, too. Transphobia not only stinks, it is dehumanizing and leads to discrimination, violence and death for us in Canada and around the world .
Honorable Mention number two is Houston City Councilmember Brenda Stardig, who parted her lips to say in a Tuesday council public comment session over a transportation ordinance that 'this councilmember doesn't discriminate 'when she not only voted against the HERO, she threw her own gay brother under the human rights bus when she did so.
Honorable mention number three is Pastor Jamal H. Bryant of the Orwellian named Empowerment Temple in Baltimore, MD. He unleashed a sermon last Sunday that was anything but empowering to the female members of his congregation and was chock full of misogyny, homophobia and sexism.
Honorable mention number four is Richard Land, who opened his mouth and let something stupid come out of it. In continuing to beat the conservadrum for the faith-based Colorado baking bigot, Land made the loud and wrong equivocation that equal rights for LGBT people is like forcing Black people to participate in KKK induction ceremonies. Seriously? Since when did you Southern Baptist peeps ever care about the human rights of my people? Your denomination has spent much of your time trying to use the Bible to justify ways to continue oppression of my people. So have several seats and a nice glass of STFU W
This week's Shut Up Fool Winner is Pastor Kendall Baker. He was one of the lead kneegrow sellout pastors hatin' on the HERO, but it has come out he was bounced from his City of Houston job for sexual harassment.
So let's see. What made Pastor Baker solicit sexual acts, make crude remarks about female anatomy and hugged subordinate female employees? Could it beeeeee, take it from here, Church Lady.
Have several seats at Grace KKKommunity Church you transphobic hypocrite
Oh yeah, Pastor Kendall Baker, Shut up Fool!