(MEDIAITE) The Washington Post published an op-ed Friday by a pastor who complained that the annual Christmastime celebration of the Virgin Mary was hurtful to her as a rape victim.
“Our culture of purity celebrates the Virgin Mary. As a rape victim, that hurts me,” wrote Rev. Ruth Everhart, complaining that, “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.