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NC Congressional Candidate's Views On Women Once Again in Focus

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NC Republican Congressional Candidate Mark Harris

A Republican North Carolina Congressional candidate’s views on women are again the focus of attention.  Former pastor of First Baptist Church in Charlotte Mark Harris is running for a Congressional seat against Democrat Dan McCready in what is shaping up to be a top target race for Democrats.  Last week, the political publication Roll Call interviewed Harris about past sermons in which he used his sermons to instruct women to submit to their husbands.  Here's a quote from a 2014 sermon.

"You're not to ever submit, ma'am, because your husband demands it.  But you do it because the Lord ordained it.  Now, ladies, you can rebel against that command.  But just please understand, you're not rebelling against your husband when you do.  You're rebelling against the Lord."

Harris told Roll Call he didn’t think submission meant that men and women are unequal.  He’s already been under fire for questioning whether women pursuing careers outside of the home was a healthy choice.  Harris made waves earlier this year in knocking out the first Republican Congressman in a primary this election cycle when he beat Robert Pittenger.

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