Pastor Stephen Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Ariz., said in a sermon last week that he gets an email on his phone every day calling him "misogynistic."
"What a stupid word." he says. "This is like a new word."
Why are people calling Pastor Anderson this "stupid" word? It might have something to do with his habit of demanding women arm wrestle him to prove their superiority.
Towards the end of a sermon last week on the subject of why women should be ruled by their husbands, Anderson once again issued his challenge.
I challenge any woman right now to come up and arm wrestle me right now. I'm going to make the challenge that I've made over and over again. I'm not the strongest man in the world. Any woman can come up and arm wrestle me right now. And if you can come up and defeat me in an arm-wrestling match right now, I'll admit women are as strong as men. I've had about five women take me up on that over the years and they went down and they went down hard, alright? Ha ha.
Anderson was quick to point out that one of the losers of his arm wrestling challenge is his wife, whom he apparently forced to participate.
"I even made my wife arm wrestle me." Anderson said. "She didn't want to do it but I said 'No, you're gonna arm wrestle me honey, and you're gonna try your hardest because I'm gonna show you baby."
He then mimed slamming an arm onto his lectern. What a great day for Mrs. Anderson.
The sermon is actually more towards the middle of the hatefulness scale of things Anderson has said to his small, Arizona congregation. This is the same man who claimed that the shooting at the Orlando Pulse nightclub left "50 less pedophiles in this world." Finding out he has regressive views towards women isn't too much of a surprise.