Bishop: Women should skip college so they are not smarter than their husbands

4 June 2020

Edir Macedo is a billionaire evangelical bishop and founder of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in Brazil. (Photo: Facebook)

Edir Macedo, a billionaire evangelical bishop and founder of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in Brazil, claims that women should not be allowed to go to college because if they do they will be smarter than their husbands. Yes, you read that right.

In a recorded speech, Macedo explained that he made his two daughters skip college so they wouldn’t become smarter than their eventual husbands.

When they went out, I said they would just go to high school and they wouldn’t go to college. My wife supported me, but the relatives found it absurd. Why don’t you go to college? Because if you graduate from a particular profession, you will serve yourself, you will work for yourself. But I don’t want that, you came to serve God.

Because if … she was a doctor and had a high degree of knowledge and found a boy who had a low degree of knowledge, he would not be the head, she would be the head. And if it were the head, it would not serve God’s will.

I want my daughters to marry a male. A man who has to be head. They have to be head. Because if they are not head their marriage is doomed to failure.

Macedo also suggested that a woman’s happiness is only possible through submission to a man and sending his daughters to college does not help them to submit.

As Progressive Secular Humanist notes, “Bishop Macedo is not alone when he advocates for not educating girls. It is a common theme expressed by many conservative Christians. For example, recently Christian radio host Jesse Lee Peterson claimed that educated women make bad wives and mothers.”

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25 COMMENTS

  1. And he said in front of his daughter and her husband while both nodded in approval. This despicable bishop has a bank and a tv station, is in the Forbes list and is famous for become rich by charging tithe from his usually very poor and uneducated followers. He and the other evangelical bishop infiltrated politics and now have priests and bishops in the government and in the senate and are advancing ultra conservative laws in Brazil against women’s and gay rights, trying to implement creationist, religion and prayers in schools. This year one of his bishops who is the governor of Rio de Janeira, launched a campaign against carnaval, which brings millions to the city, citing it is an ungodly carnal feast, and refused to contribute financially to the event. He has branches of his despicable church all over the world, Africa, Europe, Americas and Asia, where he demands higher and higher tithes. His televised cults are horror shows where he expels “evil spirits” from “possessed” people on a stage (a mix of hired actors, some really deluded mentally disturbed people), “cures” paraplegics, cancer patients, aids and all kinds of diseases.

  2. Billionaire evangelist. That already is a massive problem. The fact that he’s a blithering imbecile is, of course, the main issue.

  3. All that "men" like him are showing is that they are scared And they have to use a text that is made up by men for men to justify their twisted views. I'm laughing all the way to the bank, because he is going to LOSE the battle. He is losing. Women have careers, it must just drive him flaming nuts! Women are not going backwards, we will continue to move and smash the patriarchy. As far as his religion being used, he may need a reminder that his religion is essentially a stolen one. It is stolen from the pagans, who were more honoring to women. Every single aspect of Christianity is stolen, MINUS the respect for women.

    • Please don't associate this cult and pagan religions with Christianity Jacie, the bible does not agree with this at all, there is no such text to support this and actually condemns it, there are many of these kind of cults and false religions springing up, the Bible tells us this would be a sign in the last days just before the coming of the Lord, there is only one kind of Christianity, why don't you start reading the Bible, start with the Gospel of John and ask God to give you the Holy Spirit so you can see the truth, you don't need any Priest, Bishop, Reverend, Apostle or Prophet to show you, most of them are only after profit and blind leaders of the blind enslaving their congregations into legalistic satanic bondage.

      What do you really expect today when even the Apostle Paul had to warn believers nearly 2 thousand years ago that as soon as he departed that this would happen?

      "Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears." Acts 20:28-31

      • Garry, for the record, there is this letter which advises to absorb the practices and transmute them from pagan to Christian purposes. These are the practices being "stolen", but not the heart. I believe this, which was a common conversion strategy, is what Jacie is talking about. Bible or not, this is reality.

        From Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England:

        CHAP. XXX. A copy of the letter which Pope Gregory sent to the Abbot Mellitus, then going into Britain. [601 A.D.]

        The aforesaid envoys having departed, the blessed Father Gregory sent after them a letter worthy to be recorded, wherein he plainly shows how carefully he watched over the salvation of our country. The letter was as follows:

        "To his most beloved son, the Abbot Mellitus; Gregory, the servant of the servants of God. We have been much concerned, since the departure of our people that are with you, because we have received no account of the success of your journey. Howbeit, when Almighty God has led, you to the most reverend Bishop Augustine, our brother, tell him what I have long been considering in my own mind concerning the matter of the English people; to wit, that the temples of the idols in that nation ought not to be destroyed; but let the idols that are in them be destroyed; let water be consecrated and sprinkled in the said temples, let altars be erected, and relics placed there. For if those temples are well built, it is requisite that they be converted from the worship of devils to the service of the true God; that the nation, seeing that their temples are not destroyed, may remove error from their hearts, and knowing and adoring the true God, may the more freely resort to the places to which they have been accustomed. And because they are used to slaughter many oxen in sacrifice to devils, some solemnity must be given them in exchange for this, as that on the day of the dedication, or the nativities of the holy martyrs, whose relics are there deposited, they should build themselves huts of the boughs of trees about those churches which have been turned to that use from being temples, and celebrate the solemnity with religious feasting, and no more offer animals to the Devil, but kill cattle and glorify God in their feast, and return thanks to the Giver of all things for their abundance; to the end that, whilst some outward gratifications are retained, they may the more easily consent to the inward joys. For there is no doubt that it is impossible to cut off every thing at once from their rude natures; because he who endeavours to ascend to the highest place rises by degrees or steps, and not by leaps. Thus the Lord made Himself known to the people of Israel in Egypt; and yet He allowed them the use, in His own worship, of the sacrifices which they were wont to offer to the Devil, commanding them in His sacrifice to kill animals, to the end that, with changed hearts, they might lay aside one part of the sacrifice, whilst they retained another; and although the animals were the same as those which they were wont to offer, they should offer them to the true God, and not to idols; and thus they would no longer be the same sacrifices. This then, dearly beloved, it behoves you to communicate to our aforesaid brother, that he, being placed where he is at present, may consider how he is to order all things. God preserve you in safety, most beloved son.

        "Given the 17th of June, in the nineteenth year of the reign of our most religious lord, Mauritius Tiberius Augustus, the eighteenth year after the consulship of our said lord, and the fourth indiction."

  4. Male or female, people tend to hate what they fear and/or do not understand A society that respects differences and abilities will establish a more equitable pool of people who can contribute to the usefulness of its entire population. Marriage should be a partnership, utilizing both members' assets. Incidentally, I have observed marriages in which the man was the purported "head" while the wife became devious and secretive pursuing her own agenda.

  5. Confuses education and intelligence. I can think of many women who have only high school diplomas who are smarter than their husband's. What he doesn't want is women to have options.

  6. Now there's a man who truly make me appreciate my education. Had I not gotten educated, I may not have realized how not educating women is a tool used to dominate them and suppress them.

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