Mark Steyn blasted a Minnesota State University-Mankato professor who criticized the Biblical Christmas story as one in which God wrongfully "impregnated" St. Mary without "consent."

Dr. Eric Sprankle, a professor of clinical psychology, wrote that "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."

Tucker Carlson said the professor, whose Twitter profile includes the phrase "Ave Satana" or 'hail, Satan', also tweeted a photo of a Christmas tree decorated with Satanic ornaments.

Steyn said that 50 years ago, Sprankle's "shallow banality" would be something heard coming from a "drunk undergrad at 3:00 in the morning."

He said that Sprankle basically said God told Mary to "come back to his pad" while singing the now-controversial Dean Martin classic "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and telling her to "put some records on while I pour."


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"The stupidity and banality and shallowness... of this is a dismal comment on the state of atheism in America," Steyn said, calling the tweet "cardboard courage."

Tucker Carlson noted that people like Sprankle would never criticize wealthy people like Amazon CEO Jeffrey Bezos because they'd rather "suck up to them" and "beat up Evangelicals."

Steyn added that the collegiate liberal arts have Christianity to thank for their roots because much of the ancient art and music was created in defense or celebration of Jesus Christ and Christianity.

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