Fox News host Sean Hannity wants you to know that Reverend Jeremiah Wright was largely responsible for the shaping of President Obama’s so-called rigid ideology and radical views. In the meantime Hannity himself, sits on the board of radical pastor Jesse Lee Peterson‘s group BOND (Brotherhood Organization for a New Destiny) and recently invited Peterson to sit on his show’s Great American Panel. Apparently Hannity has invited the radical pastor on his show several times. Perhaps however, before having invited him on his show, or sitting on the Board of the pastor’s organization, he should have properly “vetted” (now where have we heard that before) Peterson, who has caught harsh criticism for the following comments:
“I think that one of the greatest mistakes America made was to allow women the opportunity to vote,’ Peterson said in a sermon. “We should’ve never turned this over to women. It was a big mistake… And these women are voting in the wrong people. They’re voting in people who are evil who agrees (sic) with them who’re gonna take us down this pathway of destruction.”
Reverend Peterson’s misogynist comments come from his fiery sermon called ‘How most women are building a shameless society….I kid you not.During the speech, Peterson says that women are incapable of making good decisions because they are too emotional:
“You walk up to them with an 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”, he says.
So while Sean Hannity wants to remind America that President Obama sat in a church whose pastor said “God Damn America” because the pastor clearly felt we were involved in wars and bombing places where we shouldn’t have gone in the first place – Sean Hannity has no problem giving a national platform or sitting on the Board of a radical pastor who is stuck somewhere in the 1800s, and thinks women are completely incapable of rational thought.
This type of hateful arrogant subordination of women appears to be a pattern lately on the right. We already know that Mitt Romney is no friend of women. He has already made it clear that he will make every effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act right and, along with it, its requirement that health plans cover birth control without co-pays. He also vowed to “get rid” of Planned Parenthood which would have serious consequences for millions of women, particular the poor.
On behalf of the women in this writer’s life, and millions of women across the country, and the millions before them, who fought long and hard to have their voices heard for respect and equality, this writer would like to say to Reverend Peterson, Sean Hannity, Mitt Romney and anyone else on the right who would subscribe to this despicable nonsense: No man has the right to dictate what a women can or cannot do with their bodies, what she can earn, whether or not she can vote, whether or not she goes to school, etc. If you have a problem with respecting the equal rights of women in America, you’re in the wrong country boys.