Caitlyn Jenner is under fire… again. This time, she’s being criticized for hanging out with an antigay pastor who led the successful fight against Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) earlier this year.
Pastor Ed Young of Houston’s Second Baptist Church was one of the driving forces behind the repeal of HERO, which would have offered basic protections to LGBTQ workers from discrimination on the grounds of sexuality or gender identity.
In October, he 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,” he preached. “It is totally deceptive and it is deadly–and I trust that you will vote no! No! NO!”
He then added the law would “carry our city further down the road of being totally secular and godless.”
He also helped produce a super disturbing commercial against the law which depicted a little girl getting raped in a public bathroom.
So why was Caitlyn Jenner hanging out with this dude? …For her reality show, of course!
While taping an upcoming episode of I Am Cait, Jenner attended a Christmas pageant at the Second Baptist Church and ultimately ended up holding hands and praying with the trans-hating pastor.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Jenner has engaged in questionable behavior. Earlier this year, she came out against same-sex marriage only to backtrack a few days later. She also said she’ll likely vote Republican in 2016, despite every single Republican candidate being against LGBTQ rights. And she told Buzzfeed that the hardest part about being a woman was “figuring out what to wear.”
In a blog post published last week, Jenner addressed critics by saying she’s doing her best “to be a force for good.”
“I am guessing this is probably not the last time I will say the wrong thing, or say something the wrong way,” she wrote. “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.”