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Salon: God Raped Mary

I'm not linking to the original piece because...asshattery but I'll link to Hot Air's take:

Salon: Have a rapey Christmas, you religious dinosaurs Ah, Christmas — the season for joy, tolerance, and goodwill amongst all. Usually in these days, media outlets queue up the glurge — the sappy stories, the tearjerker videos, and the essays about finding meaning in a season defined by religion and its observance. Everyone likes to tap into the happy memories and high ideals of the Christmas season. Well, almost everyone. For some reason, Salon chose this week to offer two dyspeptic and nonsensical takes on religion, the most outrageous of which argues that one has to support rape in order to be Christian. God raped the Virgin Mary, so they argue, apparently without one single clue as to what the Annunciation actually was or what it means in Christian belief, as well as most other religions:
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Mary De Voe said...

Jesus Christ said: “No one takes my life from me. I lay my life down and I take my life up again.” in sovereignty.
All the prophets foretold the birth of the Messiah of a virgin. The nation of Israel awaited the birth of the Savior, the Son of God. Mary awaited the Promised Messiah. God promised and Mary awaited the fulfillment of God's promise in Jesus. Mary remained a virgin. Mary remained a virgin before, during and after the coming of the Son of God. Only a sovereign woman may be Queen of Heaven and Earth.

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