One of the major Christian prayers is the Hail Mary, which gives blessing to her for bearing Jesus into the world. However I recently discovered the following text online, apparently propaganda for a movement that is attempting to remove Mary from her position.
"I know you don't like to hear this... but she can't hear your prayers. She's not God, she can't be everywhere at once. God says He DOES NOT give His glory to another (Isaiah 42:8) ... that includes Mary. He will never give her a higher position than Him or anything even close to His glory and magnificence. Satan is trying his best to stop God from receiving His deserved worship, and redirecting it to Mary. This is a very wicked thing to do. Worship the creator not creation (Romans 1:25). I used to pray to Mary, then I started to read the Bible, that's when I found out my family was teaching me lies. I stopped praying to Mary, and confessed my sins of idolatry to God. Will you do the same?"
From a non-Christian perspective I think this is an unfair interpretation. God approached Mary to bear His son Jesus, and she went through many trials before and after doing so. She deserves rightful credit, so acknowledge her and bless her. Doesn't the Christian Rosary include prayers to both Mary and God? Nobody said she had to be worshiped above God.
What these people are trying to do is downplay Mary's importance, probably because she is a woman. Even Mary Magdalene, the first witness of the Resurrection - and wife of Jesus by some accounts - was for a time described as a repentant harlot.
The Bible contains stories about strong women who ran businesses and became influential in their community and in politics. Why then, does there seem to be an effort to rub them out? We should be praising them.