With feminist inspired neo-puritanism infecting American college campuses, it’s no surprise that at the University of Virginia, where a gang rape did not happen, the administration has put into effect draconian rules prohibiting all non-consensual contact of any kind — including hugging:
U.Va. adopted its new “Interim Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment” to appease the Office for Civil Rights, where I used to work.
Under its policy, if you hug your boyfriend, and as an inevitable result your “clothed” “body parts” (such as “breasts”) touch him, you could be accused of “sexual assault” that “consists of” “sexual contact.” That’s because U.Va. now defines such touching, “however slight,” as sexual assault, lumping together both touching and intercourse as “sexual assault” when they are deemed “sexual” and occur without “affirmative consent.”
I mention this policy because, in connection with my earlier post about Leftist attacks on Christianity, using gay marriage as their most powerful weapon yet, I mentioned the Leftist theory that God “raped” Mary when he fathered Jesus.
Color me biblically literate, but when it comes to Jesus’s birth,
the immaculate conception, I happen to think that it was , in fact, immaculate, rather than not a physical penetration. Or, as MacG so beautifully wrote in a comment:
maybe that the God of the old testament who made the universe out of nothing and humans out of the earth’s dust is Spirit as Jesus affirmed does not need a penis to blend a unique spirit with the flesh of humanity.
So what does this theological argument have to do with the University of Virginia anti-sexual assault policy? Well, if a Leftist actually reads the New Testament, rather than just opining about what she thinks the New Testament maybe says, she’ll discover something interesting: God, did in fact, politely ask Mary’s permission before initiating the conception and that Mary gave her consent (emphasis mine):
26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.
28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.
37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.
38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
No sexual assault there. Instead, pure informed consent all the way. Thank God that God would pass muster at UVa.
UPDATE: Thanks to those who pointed out my error about the immaculate conception, which refers to Mary’s being born without Original Sin. As you can see, I’ve corrected the post. Sometimes I reveal my essential Jewishness, don’t I?