The pastor loosely made the suggestion while theming his sermon on submission on the part of women. The NewYork-based man of God reportedly said;
“I would say to you gentlemen, the best person to rαpe is your wife,” said Burnett Robinson, senior pastor of Grand Concourse Seventh-day Adventist, a church located in the Bronx borough.
He further added; “In this matter of submission, I want you to know upfront ladies, that once you get married, you are no longer your own. You are your husband’s. Do you understand what I’m saying? I emphasize that because I saw in court the other day on TV where a lady sued her husband for rαpe. And I would say to you gentlemen, the best person to rαpe is your wife. But then it has become legalized.”
The pastor’s words, captured in a 1 minute and 21-second video clip, were apparently preached on Nov. 13. They generated a Change.org petition calling for Robinson’s resignation. As of Monday (Nov. 22), the petition had 355 signatures.
Robinson was apparently preaching from a passage from the New Testament’s Letter to the Ephesians, in which the Apostle Paul says, “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.”
Watch the video below;