American Taliban: A conservative Christian pastor uses the Bible to explain why women should not have the right to vote, the right to work outside the home, or the right to seek a divorce.
In a fiery sermon recently uploaded to YouTube, Pastor Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church rails against women’s rights, while longing for the good old days, when women had no rights.
The following is an excerpt from the sermon:
What do you think they mean when they say ‘women’s rights’?
You know what they mean? The right to divorce your husband is what they mean. You know what they mean? The right to rebel and disobey your husband, the right to divorce him, the right to go out and get a job and make your own money, the right to tell him what to do, the right to go vote for our leaders as if women should have any say in how our country is run when the Bible says that “I suffer not a woman to teach, not to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence”?
Pastor Anderson is an obnoxious Christian extremist with a history of preaching a hateful and extreme Christian fundamentalism. Previously the Arizona pastor has called for the public execution of gays and lesbians, and more recently prayed for the death of Caitlyn Jenner.Bottom line: Not all Christians believe women should be treated as second class citizens; however, Pastor Anderson is also correct when he explains that the Bible is not a source of women’s liberation.
(H/T Friendly Atheist)
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