On Friday, CNN published an article (not listed as an opinion piece) that attempted to explain how the Biblical story of Easter is a “#MeToo moment” for Mary Magdalene.
CNN‘s article written by John Blake starts off by stating:
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.
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.
As The Daily Caller noted, the article was not marked as an opinion piece even though the author drew “another comparison between Christ’s crucifixion and #MeToo — the use of “sexual humiliation.”
The DC further pointed out how the article argued that the fact that Jesus was stripped naked on the cross during his crucifixion is “analogous to stories of sexual harassment exposed by the #MeToo movement.”
CNN further compared the humiliation that Jesus experienced from his nakedness to “infamous photos of naked Iraqi prisoners stacked on top of one another like a pyramid by US soldiers in the Abu Ghraib prison.”