- The Washington Times - Friday, December 16, 2016

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

What won’t the left blame on the religious right?

The Washington Post ran a column on Friday that was titled: “Our culture of purity celebrates the Virgin Mary. As a rape victim, that hurts me.”

The opening paragraph reads: “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. Can you at least try?”

Ugh. Clearly, the writer — who is a reverend — has gone through trauma. However, people’s faith usually helps them overcome their hurt, not inflict more on them. The piece also implies those who have suffered rape are impure, rather than just plain victims.

The fact The Post published such a piece, a week before most the nation will be joyfully celebrating Christmas with their families, is an outrage.

The piece sent shockwaves through social media.

“The Christian celebration of the Virgin Mary is hurtful to rape victims. Say the babies on the Left. Grow up,” wrote conservative radio talk show host Joe Walsh on Twitter.

“Just going to throw this out there: Maybe you shouldn’t use the pages of a newspaper to work out your personal issues in real-time,” Washington Examiner columnist T. Becket Adams, tweeted to The Post author.

“I’ll never understand these people and their crazy delusional thought process,” Twitter user Barbara Rodriguez wrote in reaction to the piece.

Me, either.

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