Women shouldn't be allowed to vote because they vote for "freedom to kill babies in the womb" and blacks should go back to the plantation
Fox News guest laments âmistakeâ of letting women vote
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, a tea party activist thatâs 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 Americaâs greatest mistake was allowing women the right to vote, adding that back in âthe good old days, men knew that women are crazy and they knew how to deal with them.â
In the video, published to YouTube in March, Peterson explains that he believes women simply canât handle âanything,â and that in his experience, âYou 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 itâs not in their nature. They donât have love. They donât have love.â
Despite his statements being online for more than a month, Hannity welcomed Peterson on his show last Tuesday to castigate the Obama administration over âtaking creditâ for the Osama bin Laden assassination â but the segment didnât 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 âall the sexâ college students are having. âItâs really all about maintaining the freedom to kill babies in the womb,â he says. âWomen are now degraded. Women have no shame.â
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.
âI think that one of the greatest mistakes America made was to allow women the opportunity to vote,â Peterson says. âWe shouldâve never turned this over to women. And these women are voting in the wrong people. Theyâre voting in people who are evil who agrees with them whoâre gonna take us down this pathway of destruction.â
âAnd this probably was the reason they didnât allow women to vote when men were men. Because men in the good old days understood the nature of the woman,â he adds. âThey were not afraid to deal with it. And they understood that, you let them take over, this is what would happen.â
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 âmysogynisticâ speech and challenged Hannity to repudiate it, but the Republican opinion host did not, and instead gave Peterson a platform to denounce âliberal, women policies.â
That may not be a surprise, however: Hannity has hosted Peterson numerous times and even serves on BONDâs advisory board. âBOND continues to fight the good fight standing for the values of God, family, and country, and are deserving of our support,â he said, according to the group.
Speaking to Peterson on May 1, Powers protested his appearance on Hannityâs show, explaining that she was âhijackingâ it because âI didnât know I was going to be on with him.â She then accused him of âusing Godâs word to teach misogyny.â
âI donât know if you noticed or not, but the liberal Democrat womens are calling themselves whores,â Peterson replied. âThey came out with their so called group of women who are within the Democrat party, and they are admitting that theyâre whores and they are saying that they are proud of it. Iâm okay with that, I just donât want to pay for it.â
âI have a responsibility to tell the truth,â he added âYouâre on the side of lies. Why shouldnât I be on the side of truth? And itâs the truth thatâs gonna make us free. Somebody gotta tell the truth, so Iâm going to tell the truth.â
That âtruth,â it would seem, isnât 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 âback on the plantation so they would understand the ethic of workingâŚ They need a good hard education on what it is to work.â On his website, Peterson has published an open letter to Attorney General Eric Holder that advocates the arrest of New Black Panthers members.
In another post, he explains what he calls âthe end of one-sided defense,â in which Peterson insists that men should re-take the right to physically strike women. âWhile I certainly do not sanction men attacking women, neither is it right for men to allow themselves to be beaten by a woman,â he wrote. âItâs time for men to re-assert their right to self defense.â
Peterson has also been on the leading edge of racially-motivated Republican attacks on Planned Parenthood, alleging at a press conference in 2008 that the group is responsible for killing âover 1,500 black babiesâ every day.
Neither Peterson nor a Fox News spokesperson responded to requests for comment.