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Over the course of the past few years, we have successfully helped people to understand that William Branham preached both sides of almost every doctrinal issue. In one sermon he can pray to the "Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity" (51-0729A), while in other sermons he would claim that God spoke through him to say that "Trinitarianism is of the devil!" I say that THUS SAITH THE LORD! (61-0108). Watch Russia! (60-1211E) or do NOT watch Russia! (62-0311). We actually started compiling a list on our website, but realized that it was going to take a whole army of people to compile several pages of contradicting statements. It would be much easier to identify what William Branham WAS consistent with!

Recently, we asked ourselves that very question: "What WAS William Branham consistent with?" Jokingly, the thought came to mind, "He always liked to baptize his pancakes!" There is very little else we can say that he continually preached from start to finish. But is there any other doctrine William Branham consistently taught other than maple syrup?

Then we looked at his views on women.

Throughout his ministry, William Branham consistently degraded the female gender. Not only the non-cult members as we were taught, Branham's view on the female population of the world as a whole -- holiness women or not -- remained consistently degrading. And according to William Branham himself, these feelings started long before he began his ministry.

But I can remember when my father's still up there running, I had to be out there with water and stuff, see young ladies that wasn't over seventeen, eighteen years old, up there with men my age now, drunk. And they'd have to sober them up and give them black coffee, to get home to cook their husband's supper. Oh, something like that, I said, "I..." This was my remark then, "They're not worth a good clean bullet to kill them with it." That's right. And I hated women. That's right.
- 59-0419A - My Life Story

When you examine all of Branham's teaching on women, we can truly find a consistent thread of doctrine that seemed to originate with their not being worth a "good clean bullet" to kill them with. Starting with the [alleged] 1933 prophecies.

1933—think of this now. Many, many years ago, about twenty-eight years ago it—it taken place. Watch how accurate His Word is. Said, "We now have a president (Dwi... Mr. Roosevelt), and this Mr. Roosevelt will cause the world to go into a world war through his—in his time of his administration, his—his—as president," and then said, "And during this time they have permitted women to vote, which will be a curse to the nation. They'll elect the wrong man sometime."
- Branham, 60-1125 - Conference

According to Branham women would cause the curse to the nation that led to the destruction of the United States and the Apocalypse itself. For this reason, most women in the cult following of William Branham are not permitted to vote. Godly women, forbidden because they are not intelligent enough to elect the right man. Yet women of this cult following are programmed to ignore this insult to their gender. Why? Because according to Branham, they are the lesser creature. Not simply between male and female humans -- Branham taught that women were the lesser creature in all of nature.

Now, there is nothing designed that can deceive, and be deceived, as easy as a woman. There is nothing designed or can stoop as low as a woman can. Think now. There is nothing designed, in all creation, that can stoop as low as a woman can. She can tear a man's heart to pieces easier than anything else there is in the world, is his wife. Let that nice little wife get to running around with some other man; look at that fellow sitting there with his children, the tears dropping out of his eyes. She is designed that way. She is designed to do this. There is no hog, no dog, or no other animal, designed like her or can stoop as low as she can stoop. Now, that is true.
Branham, 65-0221M - Marriage And Divorce

No animal can be immoral. You call the dog a "slut," the female dog, you call the male... hog a "sow," but her morals is a million miles beyond many Hollywood star. That's how low she is designed to stoop. She can't... Just think of this now. There is nothing in the world, made in God's creation, that can be immoral, stoop that low.
Branham, 65-0221M - Marriage And Divorce

Notice, there is nothing designed to stoop so low, or be filthy, but a woman. A dog can't do it, a hog can't do it, a bird can't do it. No animal is immoral, nor it can be, for it is not designed so it can be. A female hog can't be immoral, a female dog can't be immoral, a female bird can't be immoral. A woman is the only thing can do it.
Branham, 65-0221M - Marriage And Divorce

Notice, the reason that animals couldn't do it, a female animal, they were in the original creation. But the woman was not in that original creation.
Branham, 65-0221M - Marriage And Divorce

Cult pastors have denied these statements by William Branham, claiming that he was not referring to "godly" women. According to their understanding, William Branham was insulting women who did not ascribe to his belief system. Branham himself would object to this, however, because he took this line of reasoning all the way back to the very first woman in the Garden of Eden. While God created man in the "original creation," Branham claimed that Satan designed Eve.

Now, there is nothing can stoop like her, and she is designed so that she can be deceiving. And Satan is really working on her today, in these last days, because he is her designer. I can prove that now.
Branham, 65-0221M - Marriage And Divorce

Even Branham's statements on altar calls were derogatory towards women.

Women (I'm talking about Pentecostals.)—women go in there, up to the altar... They begin pleading... I've always been against an altar call. Might as well say it. I don't believe in them. There's no such a thing in the Bible. How can any man come 'less God calls him? You couldn't keep him away. You don't have to call anything if God's called him. Altar call's a Methodist idea. That's right. Altar call... They get a hold of them, say, "John, you know, your mother died a long time ago..." "Oh, boo hoo; yes, brother; hoo hoo." That's not conversion.
Branham, 61-1112 - A True Sign That's Overlooked

But how can Branham's views on women be reconciled with scripture?

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
- Galatians 3:28