Sam Brinton Directed DC’s Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence: Report
The ‘non-binary’ person President Biden chose to oversee America’s nuclear waste had a previous career – as one of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
Sam Brinton, according to a report on Fox News on Thursday, had been the leader of the Washington DC chapter of the group of drag queen “nuns” known for their ribald and profanityful humor.
Citing “tax returns reviewed by Fox News Digital,” the network reported that Brinton was the lead officer of the DC Sisters and went by the nuclear name Sister Ray Dee O’Active.
Brinton and the San Francisco-based group of “nuns” have been making headlines recently.
Brinton was arrested as a fugitive from justice in Maryland earlier this month in the third of three airport baggage thefts after pleading to avoid jail time in two other flights in Minneapolis and Las Vegas.
The Sisters were invited, then uninvited, then reinvented by the Los Angeles Dodgers at the team’s June 16 Pride Night, the about-face resulting first from pressure from Catholics and then from pushback from groups of LGBTQ advocacy. The “nuns” regularly mock Christianity and the church, for example by dancing around a cross.
As the leader of the DC Sisters, according to Fox News, Brinton regularly led group events, including “bar ministry” rallies, drag brunches, White House protests and at least one “heel race.” Tops”.
Sister Ray Dee O’Active, Fox reported, was also at an Easter gathering of sisters in San Francisco in 2019.
“We are celebrating 40 years of history,” Sister Ray Dee O’Active told Mission Local at the event. “For some of us, this is the first time we’ve seen so many sisters in one place, and I think it’s the best kind of family reunion.”
Descriptions of the event in the Mission Local report also mention in passing that children were present at the sisters’ event.
“Behind her, a man in a multicolored unicorn hat adjusts the purple feather boa around his neck. A boy blocks his face from the sun with his mother’s hands, while a group of children nearby inspect their eggs candy-filled Easter eggs,” the report read, according to Fox.
Brinton was chosen by the Department of Energy last year for the position that oversees nuclear waste policy at the Office of Nuclear Energy. The Biden administration hailed the choice as a pioneering move for gender-fluid non-binary people, but Brinton was quickly dropped after baggage theft charges surfaced.
Fox News contributor Joe Concha, commenting on the story during the network’s primetime broadcast, called Brinton’s involvement with the Sisters “one of the least startling revelations you’ll ever hear. Never”.
He and host Rachel Campos Duffy each wondered aloud how heading a chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence could have been overlooked when Brinton underwent a background check for nuclear waste work.