Liberal feminist nut job writer Valerie Tarico has a history of saying ridiculously offensive things calling it political correctness, but her latest efforts hit a new low even for her. In the spirit ofChristmas and she wrote a piece for Salon that says Christmas is all about God Raping Mary. No joke, here is what this nut job wrote for Salon:
Powerful gods and demi-gods impregnating human women—it’s a common theme in the history of religion, and it’s more than a little rapey.
Though the earliest Christians had a competing story, in the Gospel of Luke, the Virgin Mary gets pregnant when the spirit of the Lord comes upon her and the power of the Most High overshadows her.
But these encounters between beautiful young women and gods have one thing in common. None of them has freely given female consent as a part of the narrative. (Luke’s Mary assents after being not asked but told by a powerful supernatural being what is going to happen to her, “Behold the bond slave of the Lord: be it done to me . . .”)
Who needs consent, freely given? If he’s a god, she’s got to want it, right? That is how the stories play out.