Wingnut Preacher Laments Women Having Right to Vote

Wingnut Preacher Laments Women Having Right to Vote May 10, 2012

Jesse Lee Patterson is one of the nation’s most prominent black wingnut preachers. And he isn’t just furiously anti-gay and anti-choice, he also thinks it was a mistake to ever allow women to vote — just like Vox Day. And he spews some serious misogyny in defending that position:

Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, a Fox News contributor, tea party activist and personal friend of Sean Hannity’s 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.” …

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.”

Patterson is pals with Sean Hannity, who brings him on his show regularly and is on the board of his organization. Here’s the sermon mentioned above:

httpv://youtu.be/NeFhA_sL38c

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  • fastlane

    But, there’s no war on women, that’s all in your (commie-pinko-liberal-elitist-fascist-atheist-muslim) head.

  • The Lorax

    “I think that one of the greatest mistakes America made was to allow women people who disagree with me the opportunity to vote”

    There you go, Reverend. I fixed it for you. <3

  • The worms are really crawling out of the woodwork now.

  • … they freak out right away. They go nuts. They get mad. They get upset, just like that.

    They’re voting in people who are evil who agrees with them who’re gonna take us down this pathway of destruction.

    There’s no word for this so I’ll have to make one up: uberirony

  • garnetstar

    He has obviously never met Margaret Thatcher.

  • Ouabache

    How the hell did all of the women in that audience not stand up as one and walk out of his church forever? I usually roll my eyes when people compare religion to abusive relationships but I think the analogy works in this situation. Those women were getting verbal berated and they just sat there and took it because he is a “Man of God”.

  • If the Nineteenth (or Fifteenth for that matter) Amendment was repealed, if would be interesting to see if the Second Amendment would be put to use.

  • imrryr

    Because men in the good old days understood the nature of the woman,” he adds.

    Strangely, he would probably disagree that those same men in the “good old days” understood the nature of black people.

  • baal

    This guy also thinks slavery was a great idea since it means that free descendants of Africans (like himself) live here in the US rather than on that continent.

    I would not take that deal (generations of slavery + later citizenship) were it offered today.

  • Chiroptera

    “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….

    Huh. I can believe that women tend to get mad Patterson when he brings up “issues.” I suspect, though, that it’s not because they are crazy.

  • dave

    Ive heard people say this before. Others think the Rev. doesnt go far enough: they suggest that we should never have let women out of the kitchen, or even wear shoes.

    They are all wrong of course. The biggest mistake was teaching women to speak.

  • Jesse Lee Patterson

    It’s Peterson!

    Anyway, a dozen years or so, when I was involved in the immigration restrictionist movement, Peterson was one of the ones regularly trotted out to put a black face on the movement so we wouldn’t all come off as just a bunch of white people.

    He’s sort of a West Coast Roy Innes. He has no significant following, but he’s propped up by his white supporters like Hannity.

  • This guy also thinks slavery was a great idea since it means that free descendants of Africans (like himself) live here in the US rather than on that continent.

    Baal, people like that never seem to want to acknowledge that Africa was made a much worse place because of the slave trade. It exacerbated fighting between African tribes and states, as they would try to snatch victims from their enemies to sell into slavery in exchange for European guns.

    Also, by depopulating whole regions, land used for agriculture fell into disuse. The slave trade caused a lot of damage to African societies, so it is rather disingenuous for conservative blacks to be thankful their ancestors were sold into slavery to the Americas without considering how much better Africa would have been in the absence of European demand for slaves.

  • Chiroptera

    tommykey, #13:

    Not to mention that a big part of the reason that Africa wouldn’t be on his preferred places to live is the result of several centuries of continued exploitation, direct colonization, and then continued exploitation by the former slave traders even after they discontinued the slave trade.

  • Michael Heath

    Rich irony and hypocrisy to be farmed here. Sean Hannity was a primary influence on trying to characterize Barack Obama as his pastor Jeremiah Wright based on a few tirades by Wright. Mr. Hannity never let up even after the Obamas disassociated themselves with Mr. Wright. I remember weeks in 2008 when he featured Wright-Obama stories at the top or near the top of his show.

    So it’ll be mildly interesting to observe how Hannity responds relative to his relationship with this wingnut and whether he continues to work the Obama-Wright angle. My guess is the latter aspect will be unaffected since character, principles, and honesty are not attributes of Hannity’s audience.

  • lofgren

    It exacerbated fighting between African tribes and states, as they would try to snatch victims from their enemies to sell into slavery in exchange for European guns.

    See? The slave trade wasn’t racist because it was Africans selling Africans into slavery! The colonial slave traders were just obeying the invisible hand of the market!

    — Actual argument made to me by a fellow hiker.

  • fastlane

    I just wish someone would have stood up in the middle of the speech and loudly agreed with the preacher, then immediately followed it up with: ” and we also need to repeal the voting rights of all black people!” (For real shock effect, he (it would have to be a ‘he’) could use “uppity niggers”)

    Then sit back down and watch the after effect on the preacher’s face.

  • imrryr @ 8:

    “Strangely, he would probably disagree that those same men in the “good old days” understood the nature of black people.”

    Brilliant!

    About Hannity: he had said that he would submit to waterboarding to prove that it wasn’t so bad, but broke his word. A man who breaks his word is empty air. Hannity is all hair and no there. Not surprising that his audience is mainly (I would presume!) teabaggers.

  • davidbrunton

    I knew i had seen this particular brand of stupid before.

    He was on CNN’s bitchjob about atheists.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVbLbweVWN8

  • yoav

    fastlane #17 says

    (it would have to be a ‘he’)

    Not necessarily, Ann Coulter have been using the exact same stupid argument for years.

  • slc1

    Re yoav @ #20

    The temptation to make a comment on this is overwhelming but I will exercise restraint, not wanting Heath to get all bent out of shape.