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. (Credit: YouTube / screengrab)

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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  1. When I hear this, it reminds me of what I had stu DC IED in high school about ancient Athens and Greek history. I found it very sad that in spite of Greece ‘s budding democracy and also being the epicenter of philosophy, theater, art, science, and rhetoric, the women led secluded, restrictive lives and were not permitted to partake in any of those things. They were not even permitted a formal education and did not have any means of developing herself or cultivating her mind. With very few exceptions. eomen were under the tutelage of men at every stage of her life. She was not even permitted the right to choose her own husband.

    How ever, when I hear people talking like that, it makes me wonder if this country would ever become like that?

  2. I grew up in a religiously conservative family and women were definitely taught that be subservient. I had to defy my father’s instructions in order to attend college and I struggled financially. Scholarships and part-time work got me through it.
    The family’s belief was/is that women are meant to stay at home and be mother and housekeeper, so an education was not needed. The only way college might be acceptable for a few years was to ‘find’ a husband.

  3. I feel so sorry for anybody who set under his teaching and believe that this is right. Only a poor insecure man would think like this. God made women to be a help mate not a personal servant to her husband. Maybe you need to go on a seven day pass to listen to what the Lord wants you to teach and I give you a personal opinion. Don’t send me any literature from your church thank you.


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