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Unfortunately, as this article points out, the sentiments of this reverend, and "up and coming Republican leader", are fairly common in the politically active and increasingly powerful Religious Right.
There's a video, included in the link, of the reverend on a rant about how evil and stupid women are - too stupid to be trusted with power, and too stupid to speak for ourselves - and how we are the root cause of every single evil we face today. It will be hard to stomach his speech, but if you are fortified with a glass of strong alcohol and have no heavy objects around to throw at the screen, you may be okay.
- so what's the big deal? Nobody takes this loser seriously, do they?
As a former fundamentalist Christian woman and editor of a "pro-life, pro-family" Christian political newspaper for 16 years, I spent a lot of time in the company of patriarchal right-wing men - and from my experience, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is not exceptionally extreme or outlandish in fundamentalist circles. What makes Peterson "edgy" is that he has the audacity to speak aloud what most right-wing men truly believe about women - the Reverend is aberrant only because he is outspoken enough to post his misogynist views on YouTube.Answer Question
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