• WTF: Anti-Christian Activist Pens Column Claiming God ‘Raped’ The Virgin Mary

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    “Within a society that treats female sexuality as a male possession [snicker], the only consent that can be violated is the consent of a woman’s owner, the man with the rights to her reproductive capacity – typically her father, fiancé, or husband [double snicker]. Many Christians are surprised when told that nowhere in the Bible, either Old Testament or New, does any writer say that a woman’s consent is necessary or even desirable before sex.

    “This omission is more than regrettable, it is tragic,” she bellows.

    The not-so-thinly-veiled implication here is that Christianity and, by extension, Christians, especially Christian men, not only fails to condemn rape, but that it actually encourages it. To say that this notion strains credulity is generous. In that the Bible is abundantly clear in both the Old and New Testaments that sexual behavior is only permissible and moral within the loving bonds of natural male-female marriage, it is absurd to suggest, as does Tarico, that the Holy Scriptures somehow condone rape. Let alone Christ’s central admonition that we “do unto others” as we would have them do unto us. Such rubbish betrays this woman’s visceral animus toward Christianity.

    Tarico then goes on to make up, whole cloth, a bunch more crap.

    “But even closer to home for many is the shocking prevalence on college campuses and in society at large of sexual manipulation and coercion perpetrated by males who otherwise seem morally intact. One can’t help but notice that a large number of high profile cases involve high status males: fraternity members, a famous actor, a radio host, small town football stars and big league professional athletes – men, in other words, who think they are gods.”

    Um, actually, Val, one can “help but notice” “a large number of high profile” rape cases. Because, though rape certainly does occur and is always insidious when it does, such high profile cases are isolated, rare and, quite frequently, ultimately debunked (e.g., Duke Lacrosse, UVA, et. al.).

    Moreover, and as University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds recently pointed out in USA Today, “In fact, rape on college campuses is – like rape everywhere else in America – plummeting in frequency.”

    Even so, left-wing extremists like Valerie Tarico never let the facts get in the way of a good false narrative.

    This very angry, hurting-on-the-inside woman then closes her fictional missive with a man-thumping, God-hating twofer: “Convinced of their own deific qualities, it just follows that the object of their [men’s] attentions has gotta want it – and if she doesn’t, well, that’s fine too, because when a god wants a woman, consent isn’t really part of the story.”

    Other than truth, the only thing being raped here are the minds of those who consent to read Valerie Tarico’s propagandist twaddle.

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    J.Matt Barber

    Matt Barber is founder and editor-in chief of BarbWire.com. He is an author, columnist, cultural analyst and an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. Having retired as an undefeated heavyweight professional boxer, Matt has taken his fight from the ring to the culture war.

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