Det Bowers is one of half a dozen far-right Tea Party types running in the Republican primary challenging Sen. Lindsay Graham of South Carolina. He delivered a sermon at a church in that state recently in which he claimed that women are responsible for 95% of all divorces because they love their children more than their husband.
“I find that in about 95 percent of broken marriages, though the husband’s the one that ran out on his wife, the wife loves her children more than she does her husband,” Bowers said. “That is an abominable idolatry.”
He then directed his comments, his voice rising, to the women in his congregation, which he led from 2000 to 2012.
“Do you hear me, ladies?” Bowers said. “It is an abominable idolatry to love your children more than you love your husband, and it will ruin your marriage. And yet you blame it on him because he ran off with some other woman! He did run off with some other woman, and you packed his bags. All of his emotional bags, you packed for him. Is that true in every case? No, but it’s true in the vast preponderance of them.”
He described “abominable idolatry” as “unlawful worship” as he continued lecturing women.
“You just ran him off,” Bowers said. “You paid more attention to your children than you did to him. ‘Oh, he doesn’t need me?’ He needs you more than they do. He chose you, they didn’t. An abominable idolatry.”
Must be part of that Republican outreach program to women that is working so well.