Psych professor claims God lacked Mary’s ‘consent’

WND.com reports: “A Twitter user who profiles himself as an associate professor of clinical psychology and sexuality studies from Minnesota and lists interests as ‘cats’ and ‘Poe’ tried to apply the contemporary ‘#MeToo’ movement to the New Testament story of the virgin birth.

Eric Sprankle claimed the ‘virgin birth story is about an all-knowing, all-powerful deity impregnating a human teen.’

‘There is no definition of consent that would include that scenario,’ he said.

‘Happy holidays,’ Sprankle wrote.

Sprankle refused to cede the point when other Twitter users pointed out to him that the Bible, in Luke, ‘states clearly that the angel communicated God’s plan for Mary and in verse 38 she agreed. Whether you believe or disbelieve, it helps if you actually read the text.’

‘The biblical god regularly punished disobedience. The power difference (deity vs mortal) and the potential for violence for saying ‘no’ negates her ‘yes.’ To put someone in this position is an unethical abuse of power at best and grossly predatory at worst,’ he added…”

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