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Wow, lately it is rare for me to post once every day or two, but I ran into such a heavy dose of stupid this afternoon that I just had to post for the second time in ONE DAY, just to share it with you. While Mitt Romney flip flops so much that no one can even guess what he really thinks - other than the necessity to say whatever might get him elected - this week Mitt is taking credit for saving Detroit automakers, when two weeks ago he was saying Obama should have let them go broke (Maybe Bain Capital could have snapped them up) Today I ran across the Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson, who is consistently not only stupid, but apparently full of contempt for women and likely himself also. (Peterson is the person (?) in the picture that isn't blond.) Since his statements leave me almost dumbstruck speechless, I'll let Raw Story excerpts tell the story of the Compassionate Christian Pastor Peterson.
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, a tea party activist that’s appeared several times on Fox News, and founder of an organization where Sean Hannity serves as an advisory board member, said in a sermon recently published to YouTube that America’s greatest mistake was allowing women the right to vote, adding that back in “the good old days, men knew that women are crazy and they knew how to deal with them.”
In the video, published to YouTube in March, Peterson explains that he believes women simply can’t handle “anything,” and that in his experience, “You walk up to them with a issue, they freak out right away. 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 statements being online for more than a month, Hannity welcomed Peterson on his show last Tuesday to castigate the Obama administration over “taking credit” for the Osama bin Laden assassination — but the segment didn’t exactly go as planned.
In his March sermon, Peterson adds that Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown Law student who recently spoke to a House Democratic hearing on contraception coverage, was actually revealing “all the sex” college students are having. “It’s really all about maintaining the freedom to kill babies in the womb,” he says. “Women are now degraded. Women have no shame.”
At roughly 8:30 into his 12-minute sermon, he doubles down, amazingly, saying that he believes America went wrong when it gave women the right to vote. “I think that one of the greatest mistakes America made was to allow women the opportunity to vote,” Peterson says. “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.”
“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,” he adds. “They were not afraid to deal with it. And they understood that, you let them take over, this is what would happen.”
Peterson, founder of the conservative religious group Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny (BOND), appeared on the Fox News Channel on May 1, more than a month after giving his controversial sermon. Fox News host Kirsten Powers even confronted Peterson about his “misogynistic” speech and challenged Hannity to repudiate it, but the Republican opinion host did not, and instead gave Peterson a platform to denounce “liberal, women policies.”As if being perhaps one of the greatest spokesmen for the Republican's War on Women wasn't enough, the good (sic) Reverend then went on to share his attitudes about Black People, a group to which he would appear to belong with:
“I have a responsibility to tell the truth,” he added “You’re on the side of lies. Why shouldn’t I be on the side of truth? And it’s the truth that’s gonna make us free. Somebody gotta tell the truth, so I’m going to tell the truth.”
That “truth,” it would seem, isn’t just about liberal women, or even women in general. Peterson made headlines in January after telling a Huffington Post reporter that he would like to see black people put “back on the plantation so they would understand the ethic of working… They need a good hard education on what it is to work.”
On his website, Peterson has published an open letter to Attorney General Eric Holder that advocates the arrest of New Black Panthers members.Perhaps Mitt should send the good Reverend out with Herman "9-9-9" Cain as a duo comedy team to explain the Republican Platform, especially as it applies to Women and People of Color........I would think he has some great ideas about Hispanics as well..........
To see the Rev live and in color go to Raw Story and check out the embedded videos!