A baptist preacher is on leave and in ‘professional counseling’ after a video surfaced of his Sunday sermon in which he told women that they had better always look hot in order to prevent their husbands from being attracted to other women.
He tells churchgoers that it is “really important” for men to have a beautiful woman on their arm, asking the crowd: “Why is it so many times that women, after they get married, let themselves go?”
“Now look, I’m not saying every woman can be the epic trophy wife of all time like Melania Trump, I’m not saying that at all,” he says, as an image of the former First Lady appears on screen behind him.
“Most women can’t be trophy wives, but you know… maybe you’re a participation trophy.
Pastor Clark then criticises women for wearing casual clothes like jogger bottoms and pyjamas, before turning to “weight control” and referring to one woman as “a sumo wrestler”.
“Don’t ever forget this, God made them to look and you want them to look at you – not some hottie out there or someone on a computer screen,” he is seen telling parishioners.
Here’s a clip.
Pastor Stewart Allen-Clark tells congregation that women need to work harder to look good for men. “I’m not saying every woman can be the epic trophy wife of all time like Melania Trump. Most women can’t be trophy wives, but you know … maybe you’re a participation trophy.” pic.twitter.com/5GfyqIeQZw
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) March 6, 2021
I’m not sure his ‘participation trophy’ metaphor works. Don’t you get a participation trophy just for showing up, irrespective of how well you look or perform?