Surprise: CNN Manages To Link #MeToo To Easter

It’s hard to tell which outlet is nuttier these days, Salon or CNN

CNN Article Claims That The Easter Story Is Like A ‘#MeToo Moment’

An article from CNN.com published Friday bewilderingly claims that the biblical story of Easter is a #MeToo story from Mary Magdalene’s perspective.

“The men refused to listen to her story,” the article begins. “She was publicly smeared as a whore. And when she emerged as celebrated advocate, powerful men tried to silence her because she threatened their status. Nevertheless she persisted.”

“The woman we’re talking about, though, is not a leader in the #MeToo movement — the viral campaign raising awareness about sexual assault and harassment against women,” it continues.

“She is Mary Magdalene, the first person Jesus appeared to after his resurrection, according to the New Testament, and the first person to preach the good news that he had been raised from the dead.”

The post, which is not marked opinion, continued to make comparisons between the way women are allegedly mistreated in 21st Century America with the way Mary Magdalene, the biblical character, was marginalized.

Well, pretty much everything at CNN is opinion, or barely veiled opinion. There’s nary a point to even having an opinion section anymore at CNN. Oh, and just too be clear, the writer of the CNN moonbattery isn’t even a woman. Looks like he’s mansplaining things to women. Directly from the CNN screed

For billions of Christians around the world, Easter Sunday is a celebration of a risen savior. Yet what happened to Mary Magdalene shows that Easter can also be seen as something else — a #MeToo moment, some pastors and biblical scholars say.

They say Easter is also a story about how charismatic female leaders such as Mary Magdalene — and even Jesus himself — were victimized by some of the same behavior that sparked the #MeToo movement: the sexually predatory behavior of men, the intimidation of women and an orchestrated attempt to silence women who drew too much attention when they spoke up.

One of the most obvious links between Easter and #MeToo, some say, is the way Mary Magdalene has been slut-shamed.

At this point, the article hasn’t even made it to the quarter race mark. It keeps going on and on and on.

One New Testament scholar captured the tension between interpreting the Bible and seeing it through a modern lens when he wrote about a push to make biblical translations more gender-inclusive.

“Should we refrain from calling God our Father because some people have had sinful, oppressive fathers?” asked Vern S. Poythress, a professor of New Testament interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania.

“Should we stop using ‘He’ to refer to God because some people will think that God is literally of the male sex? If we allow these concessions, will not others enter from the wings, seducing us into an indefinite series of mollifications of the Bible for the sake of not ‘unnecessarily’ offending modern readers?”

It’s not going to get any better, folks. It really doesn’t.

In a paper titled, “Crucifixion, State Terror and Sexual Abuse,” he explained why:

“In a patriarchal society in which men competed against each other to display virility in terms of sexual power over others, the public display of the naked victim by the ‘victors’ in front of onlookers and passers-by carries the message of sexual domination.

“The cross held up the victim for display as someone who had been — at least metaphorically — emasculated.”

These people. Oh, and as a commenter notes at the Daily Caller “So you want to tie a 2000+ year old story to the metoo movement, but still haven’t heard a word about how women in Muslim countries are continued to be treated as 2nd class citizens. Why do these libs never want to protest for their rights? Where is the denouncement for the countries that require women to cover themselves?”

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2 Responses to “Surprise: CNN Manages To Link #MeToo To Easter”

  1. Dana says:

    There will always be those who want to impose 21st century thinking on 1st century history and theology.

    From what records we have, Jesus chose twelve disciples . . . and all twelve were male. It is Catholic theology that since Jesus chose only men to become apostles, that constitutes an instruction for his church. For any random selection of people, for 12 out of 12 to be the same sex, the odds of such happening are 1 in 4096; either Jesus fully intended for all twelve apostles to be male, or an event which had an only 0.02441% probability of occurring happened.

    • It’s also interesting that the same liberals who attempt to assign these 21st century values about Jesus will in the next breath tell us that the whole Jesus story, the whole Bible, is fiction.

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