Late last year Paige Patterson fired a woman on account of his interpretation of 1 Timothy 2:12. He has now taken his god based sexism to an international forum where he had this to say about the education of women in America:
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary president Paige Patterson says families need to be concerned that in America, 60% of college students are female. He predicts that in a few years, men will be increasingly underrepresented among “the intelligentsia” and will gradually cede leadership in many areas to women.
source: One News Now
Don’t kid yourself that this has anything to do with falling education levels among men. It doesn’t. It’s about us women being anything more than baby-having, cake-baking, man-supporting sex-dolls and maids. And heaven forbid a woman outranks a man. That’s almost worse than cracking jokes about the Holy Spook.
The problem is that sexist can’t be sexist these days, at least not explicitly (ie, laws forbidding women from obtaining college educations). So, what’s a Baptist to do? Whine about The Poor Pitiful Children, of course:
Instead of encouraging adolescents to cut the apron strings of mother and venture out into society, we are begging mothers not to cut the apron strings [to] their babies and catapult them prematurely into a menacing world,” said the two-time president of the Southern Baptist Convention. “Mom and hot apple pie have been replaced by institutional daycare centers and cold apple turnovers at McDonald’s.”
Let’s pretend that children are actually important and that mother’s presence at home is integral to their health and welfare. Name a prominent Southern Baptist male that advocates for the full financial support of all mothers regardless of any extenuating circumstances up until her youngest child is of legal age.
Yea, I came up with nothing too. So, it’s obviously not about the children. What does that leave us with? Plain old sexism with a healthy dose of misogyny wrapped up in class and race based rhetoric about “apple pies”.