Dubbed “Saint Tempestuous, Eye of the Hurricane of Truth and Stormer of the Barricades of Intolerance,” adult entertainer/thorn in Trump’s side Stormy Daniels was recently canonized by activist drag queen nuns The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
Daniels was performing at San Francisco’s Penthouse Club as part of her national strip club tour when The Sisters surprised her with the sainthood declaration.
“She’s a role model for women who are both sexual and smart,” stated Sister Freda Desire. “She’s shown class and wit and charm in the face of people who have been aggressive towards her for standing up and being that role model. And she’s been standing up against tyranny and for what we want as American values, for telling the truth and being respectful no matter your party.”
Daniels joins a long list of saints whom The Sisters have honored for their activism. Harvey Milk, Margaret Cho, Rosie O’Donnell and recently-elected California governor Gavin Newsom are among those canonized.
The campy, irreverent Sisters are world-renowned for their outrageous genderf**k appearance, take-down of religious piety and their community activism. The troop formed nearly 40 years ago at San Francisco’s Castro Theater and have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for various HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ rights charities. When the AIDS epidemic hit San Francisco, The Sisters were among the first to act, distributing “safer sex” information and promoting condom use at bathhouses.
Daniels shot to worldwide notoriety in January when she sued Trump and his “fixer” Michael Cohen after the non disclosure agreement she’d signed just prior to the 2016 presidential election was revealed by The Wall Street Journal. Daniels was paid $130,000 in “hush money” to prevent her from discussing her 2006 sexual affair with Trump. Daniels detailed the affair in her recently released autobiography, “Full Disclosure.” That affair, and those alleged by others, including Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal, have exposed the rampant hypocrisy of Trump’s “Religious Right” followers.
(Stormy with Sisters photos by Sister Desi Juana)