War on Women: Fox News Contributor Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson Says Allowing Women to Vote Was “One of America’s Greatest Mistakes”
A misogynist Christian fundamentalist clergyman and Fox News contributor believes that women’s suffrage was one of the “greatest mistakes” the United States has ever made.
The Raw Story reports that Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, founder of the black Christian fundamentalist group Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny (BOND), made his outrageous comments during a sermon delivered in March that was filmed and posted on YouTube.
“I think that one of the greatest mistakes America made was to allow women the opportunity to vote,” Rev. Peterson, 62, opines in his sermon. “We should’ve never turned this over to women. And these women are voting in the wrong people. They’re voting in people who are evil who agrees with them who’re gonna take us down this pathway of destruction.”
He continues: “And this probably was the reason they didn’t allow women to vote when men were men. Because men in the good old days understood the nature of the woman. They were not afraid to deal with it. And they understood that, you let them take over, this is what would happen.”
According to the good reverend, back in the day, “the good old days, men knew that women are crazy and they knew how to deal with them.“
Women, he believes, can’t handle “anything.”
“You walk up to them with a issue, they freak out right away,” he said. “They go nuts. They get mad. They get upset, just like that. They have no patience because it’s not in their nature. They don’t have love. They don’t have love.”
Despite his shocking misogyny, Rev. Peterson was welcomed on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program on May 1 to lambaste President Obama. Fox could not claim to be unaware of Peterson’s hateful rant against women, for Fox News host Kirsten Powers confronted the religious leader about his “misogynistic speech.”
“I didn’t know I was going to be on with him.” Powers protested, accusing Rev. Peterson of “using God’s word to teach misogyny.”
Hannity, who serves on BOND’s advisory board, has defended his friend and his fundamentalist organization.
“BOND continues to fight the good fight standing for the values of God, family, and country, and are deserving of our support,” the top-rated host said, according to BOND.
Rev. Peterson is no stranger to controversy. He was in the news this January after he told the Huffington Post that he wished blacks were “back on the plantation so they would understand the ethic of working.”
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