Leaders of the General Baptist Council of Associations in the United States have recommended an investigation of a minister who preached that "weight control" by wives is the solution for marital problems.
Stewart-Allen Clark, the pastor of the First General Baptist Church in Malden, Missouri, is seen in video clips of a February the twenty-first sermon questioning the appearance of women after they marry their husbands.
"Why is it so many times that women after they get married let themselves go?" he asks, standing on a stage with what appears to be a large open Bible in his left hand. "Why do they do that?"
At one point during his sermon, Clark makes a comparison to the former first lady, showing a picture of her in a long, sleeveless blue dress.
"Now look, I’m not saying every woman can be the epic, the epic trophy wife of all time like Melania Trump," he said. "But you don’t need to look like a butch either."
He added a joke that prompted his laughter and others:
“Scientists have discovered, by the way, a food that diminishes a woman’s sex drive. It’s called wedding cake."
"The General Baptist officials stated in a Monday Facebook post that Clark had been scheduled to be the moderator of the General Association of General Baptists meeting in July, 2022."
"He has resigned from that position," the post reads.