Neil has very cleverly titled post, and I was perusing it when a line struck me sideways (emphasis mine):
Aside from the verses below and the fact that the Bible never claims perpetual virginity for her, it would have been a sin for Mary not to have sex with Joseph.
Genesis 2:24 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
1 Corinthians 7:5 Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
Sex in marriage is not sinful! To put such emphasis on the myth of her perpetual virginity is to be make Puritans look downright worldly.
I think Neil is dead on in his interpretation here. The Christian Bible is clearly stating that once married one must have sex if one partner wants to. Even if one partner does not want to. How is that not Rape?
Now imagine the separation of Church and State dissolving, and the Bible becoming a legal text. Would a theocratic United States amend laws against rape to exclude married couples?