Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson: Letting Women Vote Was “One Of The Greatest Mistakes America Made”
12:24 pm, May 8th | by Laura Donovan
I count my blessings every day that I didn’t live during a time in which women could not vote. For Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson, who appeared on Sean Hannity’s show last week, those were the good old days and we’ve gone downhill since then. In a recent YouTube video that started making the rounds on the Internet in the aftermath of Peterson’s gig on Hannity, Peterson says women are incapable of handling power and never should have been granted the right to vote.
“My America is gone, it’s unfortunate but it’s over, and short of God intervening, I don’t see any turnaround,” Peterson says during his incoherent speech, which for reasons that will soon become obvious garnered him some funny looks and laughs from the audience:
“One of the primary reasons…is because women are taking over…They’re in high, so-called powerful positions, they’re running companies, they’re making decisions, and not all, not all, not all….[I'm getting] a funny face now…There are some, a few logical women who can make sound decision[s], but most cannot. And the unfortunate thing is they’re in powerful positions…The one thing I know for sure without a doubt [is that] women cannot handle power…It’s not real power anyway. Power that the world give you is not power. It’s all ego-building.”
Upon revisiting the controversy surrounding conservative host Rush Limbaugh’s calling of Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute,” Peterson says, “She didn’t realize she looked like a slut sitting there making that type of confession,” which was nothing more than lobbying for affordable birth control.
Though he’ll give it to us that some females are all right, he says we don’t know how to love:
“No woman says, ‘where’s your shame, woman?’ … [Men] allow women to run wild and screw up everything…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…I think that one of the greatest mistakes America made was to allow women the opportunity to vote.”
What year is this again?!