On the morning of December 16, 2016, The Washington Post uploaded an opinion piece entitled
During the season of Advent before Christmas, the liberal media love to poke us Christian rubes with sticks like this. Come on, you know it’s true. This was one wicked stick.
When first exposed to the title, I had two thoughts:
1. Don’t you talk about the Holy Mother as a victim.
2. That’s so odd. I had just been ranting to my dear hubs about the lies told about my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and his family this time of year. Joseph and Mary were not homeless. They were travelling. The rest of the family got there before them and they had to bunk with the animals. Not uncommon back in the day. Jesus was not born poor. Joseph was a carpenter. A skilled trade, in demand then and now.
Then, I saw this article. And, my blood boiled. Isn’t the Bible good enough source material without having to make
shit stuff up?
The Washington Post opinion piece was written by a church pastor named Ruth Everhart. Reverend Everhart is the pastor of a Presbyterian church in Bethesda, Maryland. The Reverend Everhart was brutally raped as a young woman and, naturally, it has affected every facet of her life and caused, understandably, a crisis of faith.
But I must say this: I don’t care how much counseling, Everhart has had. She has not had enough. She is a very angry and bitter woman.
First off the title: “Our culture of purity celebrates the Virgin Mary”. This is not Victorian England. This is the United States of America, 2016. The dominant culture celebrates Beyonce and women go about “Shouting Their Abortions”. Purity, nah.
And, purity isn’t about sex and the body, really. Purity is about your heart.
From the article by Reverend Everhart: