"Our culture of purity celebrates the Virgin Mary. As a rape victim, that hurts me." https://t.co/WTmFbqBAMv
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 16, 2016
Our culture of purity celebrates the Virgin Mary … as a rape victim that hurts her. Yeah, this does not compute.
Clearly this poor woman (who is a reverend, no joke) has survived something awful, but to imply ‘church culture’ is to blame for hurting her? This is just garbage. From her “opinion piece”:
Church culture tends to be fixated on sexual purity year-round, but during Advent, I’m tempted to blame it on the Virgin Mary. After all, she set an impossibly high bar. Now the rest of us are stuck trying to be both a virgin and a mother at the same time. It does not seem to matter that this is biologically impossible. Can you at least try?
Just going to throw this out there: Maybe you shouldn't use the pages of a newspaper to work out your personal issues in real-time. https://t.co/E5YBxcws1v
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) December 16, 2016
Not to mention actual rape survivors who may find such a correlation not only ridiculous, but painful.
@washingtonpost This comes from a position that a rape victim is dirty, not a victim. As a rape victim, this hurts me.
— GOP #TryNot2Suck (@Mellecon) December 16, 2016
@washingtonpost As a rape SURVIVOR, this ridiculous correlation hurts me. Wow..what a reach. Glad my faith enabled me to not be a "victim".
— Nina (@NinaSaphir) December 16, 2016
@washingtonpost now people are offended by the virgin birth of our Lord Jesus Christ – when will it be enough America!
— Deplorable Smell (@KeithK53189549) December 16, 2016
Anything to be outraged these days … unbelievable.
@washingtonpost In today's episode of The Oppression Olympics, Ruth Everhart asks "what can I be fake outraged by today"?
— Nugz (@goodnugz) December 16, 2016
Oppression Olympics indeed.
@washingtonpost Your aggressive ignorance about Christianity is impressive.
— FREE-Man (@BotchedLobotomy) December 16, 2016
And she’s a reverend, let that sink in.
What better time of year to blame Virgin Mary for rape victims feeling badly … you can’t make this tripe up.
Well, apparently you can because this woman did, and WAPO posted it.