Each week, Queerty picks one blowhard, hypocrite, airhead, sanctimonious prick or other enemy of all that is queer to be the Douche of the Week. Have a nominee for DOTW? E-mail it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recently reported on Stan Weatherford, the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, Mississippi, who refused to marry a black couple last month.
Well, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant finally stepped in to say such bigotry was “disappointing” and “tainted” the state’s reputation.
“Look, when people want to get married, we ought to let them get married,” Bryant said. “We have enough people that won’t go and get married. I want to make every opportunity I can for any couple that wants to, to go get married.”
Right on, your governorship! Gay couples, too, right?
“I wouldn’t say gay couples, no,” said Bryant, a supporter of Mississippi’s 2004 same-sex marriage ban. “I’d say a man and a woman. Let me make sure, let’s get that right: When I say couples, I automatically assume it’s a man and a woman.”
Well, Phil, you know what happens when you assume right?
All together now: what a douche!