A Catholic priest, in the Southern Indian State of Kerala, Father Sharlom, has called for women who wear jeans and other ‘provocative’ dress to be drowned for “tempting men.”
The priest said such women should be kicked out of the church because they belong to hell.
The priest further insisted that he would not give communion to girls in jeans, trousers or shirts.
According to him, the Bible does not permit women to wear these types of clothes.
Father Sharlom was speaking during a sermon in a church in Kerala.
He said, “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.”
Father Sharlom also criticises young women for showing off on social media and even refers to such women as “things.”
He added, “After I lecture young men on the ways of God, they come to me later and tell me, ‘Father, after absorbing all the knowledge you give us, we exit and are exposed to semi-naked women. We’re involuntarily provoked and aroused.’
“What have the preachings taught us about this? ‘It’s best to tie the source of provocation down to the depths of the sea.”
“When a father or a young man has come to the church to offer themselves to the God, if you’re standing beside him, having dressed provocatively enough to distract him, you’re a sinner, and you deserve to be tied down to the depths of the sea.”