4 June 2020
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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