In a recent sermon Evangelical Bishop Edir Macedo of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God stated he would not let his daughters go to college because he believes a woman with a higher education will be smarter than her husband. This would mean she could not have a happy marriage.
Macedo explained, "I want my daughters to marry a male. A male who has to be head. They have to be head Because if they are not head, their marriage is doomed to failure. 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 it would not serve God's will."
In other words, according to Macedo, a woman's happiness is only possible through submission to a man. Bishop Macedo is not the only one with this belief about not educating girls. It is a belief not uncommon among many conservative Christians.
Another example: Christian radio host Jesse Lee Peterson, speaking on his show, claimed educated women make bad wives and mothers. According to Peterson God's gift to women is that of being an assistant of the man - to care for the children and the home. To do otherwise is selfishness, not love.
It would seem this premise is not unlike what we have seen playing out in Washington. The white male must be the winner, the head, OR ELSE!.