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Republican Candidate: Women Cause 95 Percent of Divorces

One of Lindsay Graham’s countless (six) Republican primary challengers has drawn some fire over comments he made saying that women cause most divorces, even when it’s the man who runs out on them.

According to reports, Det Bowers, a former pastor at the Christ Church of the Carolinas, gave a sermon on divorce that raised some eyebrows. The sermon was available as a podcast but Bowers had it removed ahead of the upcoming GOP primary.

In a recording obtained by Politico, Bowers told his flock “I find that in about 95 percent of broken marriages, though the husband’s the one that ran out on the wife, the wife loves her children more than she does her husband. That is an abominable idolatry.”

He then turned to the women in his congregation, saying “Do you hear me, ladies? It is an abominable idolatry to love your children more than you love your husband, and it will ruin your marriage. And yet you blame it on him because he ran off with some other woman! He did run off with some other woman, and you packed his bags. All of his emotional bags, you packed for him. Is that true in every case? No, but it’s true in the vast preponderance of them.”

After Politico released the audio, Bowers released a statement saying “I wholeheartedly believe family is one of the cornerstones of our nation. As a pastor, steering my flock away from the destruction of the sacred union between husband and wife, mother and father, is one of my most important responsibilities — and a duty I will never shy away from. In this instance, I simply shared with the congregation the information I received from the couples I counseled.”

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