As Sean Hannity continues to attack President Obama for his “radical association” with Harvard Law Professor Derrick Bell, I did a little more digging into Hannity’s far more radical and far closer associate, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson. It turns out that Peterson, a guy who thanks God for slavery and compares slave ships to flying coach on airplanes, is quite a shocking misogynist who thinks “America is gone” because women have too much power, including the right to vote. He also agrees with Limbaugh that Sandra Fluke is a whore and a slut. In fact, Peterson thinks most women have "turned into little whores." And that’s only the half of it. If you think Bill Maher’s comments about women are so disturbing that Obama should return Maher’s $1 million donation (as Fox keeps screeching), then I’m sure you’ll want to know why Hannity continues to sit on the advisory board of a charity run by Peterson.
While Hannity has yet to come up with any association between Bell and Obama more substantial than Obama giving a hug and saying some kind words about Bell – 22 years ago - Hannity has maintained a long and deeper association with Peterson. Despite Peterson letting forth some jaw-dropping bigotry on Hannity’s show.
But even I was unprepared for the torrent of hostility I found in a recent talk given by Peterson. Hard as it will be to believe, this was recorded recently. The website says it was recorded live on March 5, 2012. But in the video, Peterson says he’s giving a Sunday morning service. By my calendar, March 5th was a Monday. But it’s probably safe to assume it was recorded this year and not a century ago. Some excerpts of Peterson’s statements below.
My America is gone… and short of God intervening, I don’t see any turnaround… I realize that one of the primary reasons… that it is over for America is because women are taking over… Most cannot (make sound decisions).
One thing I know for sure, without a doubt, women cannot handle power. It’s not in them to handle power in the right way. They don’t know what to do with it.
When men were in charge, they were tougher, you know, and more solid.
Not all, not all, not all, but most (women) turned into little whores. (He cited Sandra Fluke as an example).
Who in the world is having that much sex? …What are these women doing having that much sex? …She had no shame.
Rush Limbaugh called her a slut and she didn’t realize that she looked like a slut sitting there making that type of confession…
How did we get to a point where women think we should pay for them to have sex?
They want to force us to buy them birth control.
No one’s saying, ‘Where’s your shame, woman?’
Rush Limbaugh called her… “a whore and a slut” and I agree with him. And I heard this morning that he had apologized for it… Men would have stood with Rush on this. But the women, because they’re so emotional and they don’t know how to handle things, they don’t want to hear any truth about anything.
We leave a woman to herself in the home, she destroys the family.
Just as men need to be guided by Christ, women need to be guided by men.
Women’s rights are “a trick from Satan.”
The fact that women are now doing oral sex, this (is) evil, nothing but evil.
(Women) can’t handle stress, they can’t handle anything. You walk up to them with an issue. They freak out right away… I’ve seen it happen at airports, at banks, the post office… Because it’s not in their nature.
One of the greatest mistakes that America made was to allow women the opportunity to vote. We should never have turned it over to women… It was a big mistake… These women are voting in the wrong people.
Men in the good old days understood the nature of the woman… They understood if you let them take over, this is what would happen.
This is how evil is coming in… It’s coming through the woman.
Look at every place where a woman is in control. Maybe not all, not all, but most. You see nothing but confusion. (He said this is how gay marriage “came to the forefront.”)
(Limbaugh’s) word was right on the money. She is a slut.
You need to only have sex to make a baby. There’s no other need for sex.
The man is the head of the wife.
We have to come back to words like whore, slut and evil.
Do you think we’ll hear any outrage from Greta Van Susteren and Kirsten Powers about this? You can write Hannity at email@example.com or Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org or Van Susteren at email@example.com.
2/22/18 update: Video is no longer available.
NOTE TO JON STEWART
Have a field day with this one. Remind the audience Peterson is good friends with Sean Hannity, and Sean Hannity sits on the board of Peterson’s BOND, Inc.