Yes, it’s a little early to start talking about Fourth of July events, but the annual Family Freedom Fest in Coarsegold has one of those we-saw-that-guy-all-over-the-Internet hooks that we can’t ignore — even in early June.
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson — the founder of The Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny and a radio/TV host who has appeared numerous times on Fox News — is the keynote speaker for the event, which is sponsored by the Oakhurst/Coarsegold Tea Party.
If Peterson’s name sounds familiar it’s because he took a beating on the blogs last month after some not-so-kind comments about women. Specifically that letting women vote was one of the greatest mistakes America made.
The most disgusting of his claims:
“[Men] allow women to run wild and screw up everything…You walk up to them with a 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…I think that one of the greatest mistakes America made was to allow women the opportunity to vote.”
Here’s the entire video:
Anybody else think it’s a tad ironic that this is the dude selected to be the main speaker at a freedom fest? Especially under the tagline “Celebrate and Preserve our Freedoms?”
But then again, we Americans do enjoy the freedom of speech. Even if some of us end up sounding like a buffoon while exercising it.