“Dr.” Eric Sprankle is a psychology professor and sex therapist at Minnesota State University, Mankato. On Monday, December 3rd, he tweeted: “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.” Wow. Sprankle has spoken.
Another member of the Twitterverse responded that the Bible states that the Virgin Mary did agree to God’s plan for her. This rankled Sprankle. He replied: “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.” So, in Professor Sprankle’s considered view, God is a bully, a misogynist and a predator. For giving us all a chance at eternal life.
Dr. Sprankle decorated his “Christmas” tree with Satanic décor, as proudly shown in another recent tweet. And yeta picture of Santa Claus kneeling in a manger with baby Jesus—because, according to its guidelines, it “may show violent or graphic content.”
It is ironic to hear Professor Sprankle speak of “unethical abuse of power.” Especially as he would never criticize extraordinarily powerful and wealthy progressives like George Soros, Jeffrey Bezos or Mark Zuckerberg. I’m not sure what he has said about Muhammad.
As recently noted, the collegiate liberal arts community has Christianity to thank for its roots because much of the ancient art and music was created in defense or celebration of Jesus Christ and Christianity. And now those liberal arts institutions are the most devout preachers-- and teachers-- of secularism.
And occasionally Satanism.