Bigot of the Week Award: September 14: Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson

14 Sep

Bigot of the Week

This week provided an embarrassment of riches on the Bigot front. It was tempting to honor Mitt Romney for his spectacular bile-infused smirkfest regarding the deaths in Libya, but given the damage he’s done to his campaign, we’ll let that rest. This week’s champ is Alabama minister and frequent Fox (Faux) News guest Jesse Lee Peterson.

Unchristian Rev. Peterson got some unwanted press this week for a sermon he delivered earlier this year. It was leaked to RawStory last Tuesday and it is impressive in its misogyny. The not-so-good Reverend makes the assertion that extending voting rights to women was “one of the greatest mistakes America made.” REALLY? Was this man hatched? Does he not have a mother? My, how deep his hatred of women runs. How is equality EVER a great mistake? Why don’t we let him explain for us.

These women are voting for the wrong people. They’re voting for people who are evil, who agree with them, who are gonna take us down the pathway of destruction […] They can’t handle stress. They can’t handle anything. You walk up to them with an issue, they freak out right away. Especially if they can’t get the problem resolved right away … they go nuts. They get mad. They get upset. Because it’s not in their nature. They don’t have patience. They don’t have love.

Seems like he’s an expert on going nuts and lacking love (In my best Doralee voice from 9 to 5 “Oh honey, this [man] has flipped out.”

Dishonorable mention goes to two people previously recognized on TSM for their lack of charm. Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall turned his attention from gay sex to abortion. He held a press conference to discuss defunding Planned Parenthood. Going the full Akin, he avoided science and decency by claiming that children with disabilities are God’s punishment on mothers who had abortions.  Is it me, or is this man criminally insane?

Meanwhile, serial lunatic Linda Harvey of Mission America found a special way to celebrate back-to-school time. Her organization is flogging a flyer for grade school and middle school kids that tells them how much God hates homosexuality. It’s a particularly nasty bit of homophobia disguised as education and religion which you can read here if you’ve got the stomach for it.  Yeah, Linda. That’s it–I caught being gay at school.  Honey, you need to load up on some Haldol along with your brothers Marshall and Akin.

10 Responses to “Bigot of the Week Award: September 14: Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson”

  1. Labyrinth-Living September 14, 2012 at 7:44 am #

    I am not sorry that I don’t watch FAUX

  2. newsofthetimes September 14, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    Geeze – what a week! Disgusting and shocking all of these. I am so glad you bring these to my attention since the press doesn’t!

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt September 14, 2012 at 8:42 am #

      It actually hurt my heart that there were so many awful bigots to chose from this past week.

      • newsofthetimes September 14, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

        Absolutely. It is truly unfathomable how people can be so hateful and ignorant.

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt September 14, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

        And extraordinarily sad–not a good commentary about humans.

  3. Christine Noble September 15, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    Sad week when you are so spoiled for choice. How do people get so twisted?

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt September 15, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

      Sad commentary on the human race! Christine, where have you been dear heart? I’ve been worried about you!

      • Christine Noble September 15, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

        No need to worry, life has just been super busy. In the process of apartment hunting in a new city whilst carpooling from my old city to the new for work. My life is going very nicely right now, but I have no time!

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt September 15, 2012 at 9:50 pm #

        I’m very happy to hear that things are going so well! 🙂

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