The Real Reason Why Mary Magdalene Is Such a Controversial Figure

Mar 31, 2018, 09:51 PM

Sex worker, saint, sinner, witness, wife. In the 2,000 years since Mary Magdalene is said to have watched Jesus Christ die on the cross, she's been labeled many things.

The label "prostitute" has stuck fast for centuries, ever since Pope Gregory I first pronounced her a “sinful woman” in the year 591, defying evidence to the contrary in the canonical Gospels.