Professor Claims Virgin Mary Didn’t Give Consent to Being Impregnated

December 10, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Story

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Dr. Eric Sprankle, a certified sex therapist and Associate Professor at Minnesota State University argued this week that the Virgin Mary did not consent to becoming pregnant with Jesus.

“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 wrote on Twitter.



A Twitter user named Tom Cleary responded with a biblical passage that contradicts Sprankel’s claim.

“Sorry. [Luke] 1 26:38 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,” Cleary wrote.

Sprankle refused to back down.

He argued, however, that the biblical God abused his authority and forced Mary to consent over fear of being punished.

“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.”