|OP-ED by Glen Mowery, Graham NC|
Mary Magdalene is an important lady in the life and ministry of Jesus.
She was the first to see and speak with Christ after the Resurrection.
Because of this, the apostle John considered her the founder of Christianity. (John 20).
Earlier in Mary's life, Jesus had cast out seven demons from her. Since ancient times, spiritual science has understood that humans have seven energy centers located throughout the body called chrakas.
Having been completely cleansed, Mary was able to understand and comprehend important Spiritual Truths that the other disciples could not.
On a personal level, "The Lord loved Mary more than all the disciples, and often kissed her on the mouth...(Gospel of Philip 59:9).
Had Mary taken her rightful place in the Christian Church, I doubt that we would have sexually frustrated angry old white men trying to force their twisted views of birth control on women today.
With the high teen birth rate in WV and Calhoun County, it is obvious that teens are not getting proper sex education or information on birth control.