Eric Sprankle, Psy.D, riled Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson
God has wrongly impregnated the Virgin Mary ‘without consent’ according to a Minnesota, psychology professor who included “hail, Satan” on his bio.
An associate professor at Minnesota State University, Eric Sprankle, Psy.D, riled Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson with his seemingly anti-Christian comments.
“The virgin birth story is about an all-knowing, all-powerful deity impregnating a human teen. There is no definition of consent that would include that scenario. Happy Holidays,” he wrote in his blog.
He later added: “The biblical god regularly punished disobedience. The power difference (deity vs. mortal) and the potential for violence for saying ‘no’ negates her ‘yes.’ To put someone in this position is an unethical abuse of power at best and grossly predatory at worst.”
The professor’s claims just seemed to anger the host on the airing of Tucker Carlson Tonight, with both calling the comments as “dismal” state of atheism in America.
Sprankle also used “Satanic ornaments” on his Christmas tree, which didn’t go down too well.
“Fifty years ago this kind of shallow banality would be something the province of a drunk undergraduate at three in the morning,” Steyn said regarding the tweets.
“The idea that God has got the Virgin Mary back to his pad and she’s saying ‘I really must go’ and he’s saying ‘baby, it’s cold outside’…I missed the days when atheists were at least intelligent enough to take seriously what they were purporting to knock down,” he said.
“The stupidity and banality and shallowness and reductiveness of this is a dismal comment on the state of atheism in America. They don’t seem to make the same kind of Ramadan jokes as they do Christmas jokes. It’s odd that isn’t it, I wonder why that is, Tucker.”
The virgin birth story is about an all-knowing, all-powerful deity impregnating a human teen. There is no definition of consent that would include that scenario. Happy Holidays.
— Eric Sprankle, PsyD (@DrSprankle) December 3, 2018
But, Jeff Bezos?
The host insinuated that religious experts never target the owners of technology companies.
“It’s not even brave,” Carlson replied.
“They never criticize Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world. Or Apple. Tim Cook. Or Google. They suck up to people in power and then beat up on evangelicals and call themselves, you know, counter-cultural. I mean, it is pathetic.”
They also discussed Candy canes being banned from classrooms due to them resembling a ‘J’ for ‘Jesus.’
The candy canes, according to KETV, were prohibited because Sinclair deemed them to have religious significance.
“Historically, the shape is a ‘J’ for Jesus. The red is for the blood of Christ, and the white is a symbol of his resurrection,” she reportedly wrote.
“This would also include different colored candy canes. I feel uncomfortable that I have to get this specific, but for everyone’s comfort, I will,” Sinclair reportedly wrote in the memo.
And, why were her demands so drastic?
“Inclusivity,” of course.