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A Baptist pastor round himself in a lot of heat after enticing women to be more like former First Lady Melania Trump. During a sermon, he made racist and homophobic comments that did not sit well with female congregants, telling them to be more like “the epic trophy wife” Melania Trump and watching their weight.

“Men want their wives to look good at home, and in public. Can I get an amen?” Pastor Stewart Allen-Clark of First General Baptist Church in Malden, Missouri said during a sermon that was posted on Facebook.

Clark also cautioned women to pay more attention to their looks if they don’t want their husbands to go astray. He also suggested that women should avoid wearing flip flops and sweatpants, take care of makeup and hairdos and watch their weight.

“I’m not saying every woman can be the epic, the epic trophy wife of all time, like Melania Trump. I’m not saying that at all,” Allen-Clark said. “Most women can’t be trophy wives, but you know like her, maybe you’re a participation trophy.”

This drew backlash from the General Baptist Ministries, citing that they were not consistent with the positions and values of General Baptists. They believe that every woman was created in the image of God and they should be valued for that reason.

Clark’s comments drew social media backlash with some taking exception. He is now undergoing some sort of professional counseling and is on leave, KCTV 5 reported. It remains unclear if this is paid or unpaid.

The church issued a statement on the issue, trying to rectify the damage that Clark had done.

“General Baptists believe that every woman was created in the image of God, and they should be valued for that reason,” the church said. “Furthermore, we believe that all individuals regardless of any other factors are so loved by God that Christ died for them.”

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