Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson is at it again. The March 5th installment of the frequent FOX News guest’s “Exploring Your Destiny” video series has gone viral, largely due to his statement that “one of the greatest mistakes that America made was to allow women the opportunity to vote.”
Peterson is the Founder and President of BOND, the “Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny,” on whose board his pal Sean Hannity sits. So it’s perhaps unsurprising that Hannity ignored the online tirade and invited Peterson to join a panel critiquing Obama’s PR response to the bin Laden assassination.
Unfortunately, as Hannity’s co-panelists hadn’t ignored the tirades, both he and Peterson were taken by surprise when FOX columnist Kristen Powers “hijack[ed]” the panel to confront both Peterson and Hannity, whom she asked: “why do (you allow) this misogyny?… You’re friends with him.”
Peterson—whose bio on his own organization’s website calls him “the most courageous, outspoken critic of the liberal left and the so-called ‘black leadership’ in America today”—responded to Powers by backpedaling and pointing to a non-existent “National Organization for Women Who Hate Men.” But that’s far from the wildest thing Peterson’s said: the Reverend’s got a penchant for spewing statements that aren’t just hateful, but outright wacky. Here are some of our favorites (citations at bottom of post):
1) On Alabama Gov. Bob Riley’s signing a 2007 resolution expressing “profound regret” for Alabama’s role in slavery: “A slavery apology is pure political pandering. It also opens the door for radical Blacks to come in and demand reparations for slavery. An apology will not solve the anger, nor address the lack of moral character which permeates most of Black culture today.” Rev. Peterson added: “America has done more than any other nation to atone for slavery and past discrimination. All the slaves are dead as well the slave masters-so get over it and move on!”
2) “I do agree with Santorum that this is a ‘spiritual war’ and that ‘Satan is targeting the U.S.’ which is precisely why I believe Barack Obama was selected and elected. I’m convinced that the weak-kneed timidity that’s preventing many white conservative Christians from pointing out Obama’s wickedness is a result of their fear of being labeled ‘racist.'”
3) “Evil understands that most white Christians have been intimidated and are too afraid to stand up to it. Especially when it is operating in the form of an American hating Socialist black president who appears to be more in harmony with Muhammad than he is with Christ.”
4) “The truth is that most black ministers don’t have a real relationship with God and they are leading their congregations to hell. These blind leaders helped elect their black ‘Messiah’.” Rev. Peterson added: “For the past eighteen years I’ve said that most black preachers are not called by God, but instead are called by their mammas.”
5) “Juanita Bynum’s comments and actions prove that she’s an angry, out-of-control woman. God wouldn’t have her discard her marriage in order to promote the domestic abuse issue or any other phony cause,” Rev. Peterson said.
6) In support of a controversial statement by Newt Gingrich: “Many black women have had babies out of wedlock and passed that on to their daughters that if they have babies out of wedlock, they’ll get food stamps, free houses and your rent paid,” Peterson said.
7) On Katrina: “about five years ago … I stated that if whites were to just leave the United States and let blacks run the country, they would turn America into a ghetto within ten years … I gave blacks too much credit. It took a mere three days for blacks to turn the Superdome and the convention center into ghettos, rampant with theft, rape and murder.”