By The Blaze. Is the Easter story also a “#MeToo” story? According to a CNN article published on Friday, the two stories are one in the same . . .
The article, which wasn’t placed in CNN’s opinion section, analyzes how “some pastors and biblical scholars say” the Easter story is also a #MeToo story.
“The men refused to listen to her story. She was publicly smeared as a whore. And when she emerged as a celebrated advocate, powerful men tried to silence her because she threatened their status,” the article says. “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. 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,” it adds.
The article goes on to claim the Easter story highlights many of the “same behaviors” that sparked the #MeToo movement, such as “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.” (Read more from “CNN Claims the Easter Story, About Jesus’ Death and Resurrection, Is a ‘#MeToo Moment'” HERE)
How Easter Became a #MeToo Moment
“But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.” — Luke 24:11
The men refused to listen to her story. She was publicly smeared as a whore. And when she emerged as a celebrated advocate, powerful men tried to silence her because she threatened their status. . .
She has been falsely portrayed in books and films as a penitent prostitute rather than what she really was, says Claire L. Sahlin: “The foremost witness of the resurrection and a visionary leader of the early Christian movement.”
“The #MeToo movement recognizes that men in authority used their power to sexually abuse women and silence their voices,” says Sahlin, an associate dean and professor of multicultural women’s and gender studies at Texas Woman’s University. (Read more from “How Easter Became a #MeToo Moment” HERE)