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Kerala Priest Says Women Who Wear Jeans ‘Arouse’ Men, Should Be Drowned

A priest from Kerala has said that women who wear jeans and 'men's clothing' are responsible for seducing men and that they should be drowned in the sea, with rocks tied to their bodies. His 'sermon' was uploaded by a Facebook user on February 25 and has been going viral since. 

In the video, the unnamed priest, speaking in Malayalam, points out the societal ills that women wearing “half nude” clothes such as jeans and t-shirts cause. The video sourced from Shalom TV was posted on YouTube about 11 months ago.

India Today translated his sermon, and quoted him saying, “When I go for prayer meetings in some churches, especially during the Holy Mass, I feel like leaving because of some women who I see in front of me. I feel it’s better to kick them out of the church premises. They will wear jeans, trousers, shirt, or t-shirts, and will have a mobile phone in their hands. They wouldn’t even tie their hair. They do this to get attention. I don’t know why these ‘things’ come to the church.

Here’s my question to women: Did the Catholic Church give you permission to wear what men wear? Okay, let’s keep the Church away. Did the Holy Bible give you permission?”

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He also believes that women who wear men's clothes “disregard god.”

He continues, “Let me tell you what the Bible says. ‘Men should not wear women’s clothes, women should not wear men’s clothes. If you do, you disregard God’. Will you get mercy if you go against God and then act in the church as if you’re more devoted than your mother...Bible verses say, ‘Those who provoke you into sin should be drowned in the depths of the sea, with a rock tied to their bodies’. If you [women] arouse men, you’re the sinner.”

The priest also dictates what women 'should' wear. “The best suited attire for women is churidaar, but these days, when Satan enters them, women throw away the dupatta. They walk around without shawls,” he said.

His rant against women descends into utter hatred, as he says that he had once met a girl who was impregnated by her brother. But he chose to absolve him, as the brother told the priest, he could not “control himself while seeing his sister wearing shorts and t-shirt.”

You can watch the video here:

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