GOP Governor Candidate Refuses To Speak With Female Reporter Without Chaperone

GOP Governor Candidate Refuses To Speak With Female Reporter Without Chaperone July 12, 2019

Sexism is a “Christian value” – Mississippi Republican gubernatorial candidate Rep. Robert Foster refuses to allow an unchaperoned female reporter to interview him because Jesus.

It’s 2019, but in Mississippi it is still the dark ages for GOP gubernatorial candidate and “good Christian man” Robert Foster. The conservative Christian politician has refused an interview with  Larrison Campbell, a female political reporter with Mississippi Today, because Campbell is a woman. 

CNN reports:

A Mississippi Republican gubernatorial candidate on Thursday stood by his decision to deny a female reporter’s request to accompany him on a campaign trip unless she brought along a male colleague, a move that she says amounts to “sexism.”

According to reports, Mississippi Today journalist Larrison Campbell said she requested to accompany candidate Robert Foster on a “ride along” campaign trip ahead of the August 6 primary, but was denied access because she is a woman.

Foster, who describes himself as a “man of faith,” has been under a great deal of scrutiny after making his backward and sexist demands. Appearing on CNN the Christian politician tried to explain his open hostility towards women, using his religious faith to justify his bigotry:

The BBC notes:

During the CNN interview with Ms Campbell and Mr Foster on Thursday, the 36-year-old gubernatorial candidate cited his religion and faith, arguing he had made a vow to his wife to not be alone with someone of the opposite sex.

He cited the late Christian evangelist Billy Graham, who had said he would not spend time alone with any woman who was not his wife, as well as Vice-President Mike Pence, who has said he will not eat alone with a woman other than his wife.

Foster also tried to defend his sexism via Twitter, posting:

Before our decision to run, my wife and I made a commitment to follow the “Billy Graham Rule”, which is to avoid any situation that may evoke suspicion or compromise of our marriage. I am sorry Ms. Campbell doesn’t share these views, but my decision was out of respect of my wife.

And:

As I anticipated, the liberal left lost their minds over the fact I choose not to be alone with another woman. They can’t believe, that even in 2019, someone still values their relationship with their wife and upholds their Christian Faith. #msgov #mselex

Bottom line: Robert Foster is a lost and broken man, a man wallowing in bigotry and sexism, a man acting on behalf of a god that does not exist. The fact that he refuses to allow an unchaperoned female reporter to interview him tells you everything you need to know about conservative Christians values. 

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