Pastor Stewart-Allen Clark of First General Baptist Church in Malden, Missouri, is trending on social media and making national news for preaching a sermon in February suggesting that wives who “let themselves go” is the reason husbands stray sexually.
In a clip captured on YouTube from his sermon before it was deleted by the First General Baptist Church, Pastor Clark is heard saying, “This is why I don’t do marital counseling anymore,” as he tells his congregation if a wife would ask “what can I do?” about a husband that’s been “looking around” Clark’s bold and honest response would be “weight control.”
Showing a picture of former model and former First Lady Melania Trump, Clark said “I’m not saying every woman can be the epic trophy wife of all time like Melania Trump…not everyone can look like that. Amen!” Then he emphatically said, “But you don’t need to look like a ‘butch’ either.” In the clips from YouTube, it doesn’t show whether Clark mentions that Mrs. Trump’s husband, Donald Trump, has been accused of “looking” at many other women while he has been married to her.
“How important is this?” Clark asked while referring to a wife’s weight in a marriage. He said, “I have a friend…he has put a divorce weight on his wife…that’s how important it is.”
Clark then explained that he told his son the reason women wear make-up and perfume is because “they’re ugly and they stink…you don’t want to be ugly and stink!”
The congregation can be heard laughing when Pastor Clark mentioned scientists have discovered a food that diminishes a woman’s sex drive, “It’s called wedding cake,” a joke he stole from the internet.
Unfortunately this isn’t the first time Clark has made outrageous statements in a sermon. Another clip resurfaced on Facebook from an older sermon where he says, “If I were a woman, I’d want to be beautiful…and I wouldn’t just want to be beautiful, I’d want to be hot.” This resurfaced video has other similarities to the aforementioned sermon.