Gay ‘Queen James’ Bible Causes Controversy

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  • The “Queen James Bible” that has recently been released purports to be based on the King James Bible version and is being touted as the “first-ever gay Bible in the world,” reports the Daily Mail.

    The “Queen James Bible” is said to offer an unbiased explanation of all of the standard biblical verses that pertain to homosexuality.

    “Homosexuality was first overtly mentioned in the Bible in 1946 in the Revised Standard Version. There is no mention of or reference to homosexuality in any Bible prior to this – only interpretations have been made,” according to the book’s editors.“The Queen James Bible addresses those controversial verses by editing them very slightly for interpretive clarity. The edits all confirm that the Bible does not condemn homosexuality, and therefore renders such interpretations impossible.”The publication of the revisionist interpretation of the holy word comes at a time when same-sex marriage is being hotly debated throughout the country.  The bound book, which is being sold online for $34.95, oddly enough does not explain how it germinated, nor is a publisher, editor, or translator listed anywhere.

    Douglas J. Moo, Wessner Chair of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College and a professional Bible translator, contends that the Queen James editor’s interpretations is not entirely accurate.“Few, if any English translations use the actual words ‘homosexuality’ or ‘homosexual.’ But the history of English translation shows that versions have consistently used other language to refer to what we would call homosexual relationships,’ Moo told The Christian Post.  “For instance, the King James Version of Romans 1:27 refers to ‘men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly.  It would be very difficult to deny that this language, and the language found in many other places in both the [Old Testament] and the [New Testament], refers to homosexuality.”

    Reverend Glynn Cardy of St. Matthew in the City Church located in Aotearoa, New Zealand, is standing firmly on the side of the book’s publishers.  He told the Daily Mail that since “homosexuality” was not a word until the 1800s, any mention of it in the Bible would come with mistranslations.  He also pointed out that there were no references to Jesus’ sexual orientation, “The fact is we don’t know what his sexual orientation was.”

    Rev. Cardy placed a huge poster outside of his church, depicting the baby Jesus lying in a manger with a halo of the gay rainbow suggesting that the son of God is gay, causing outrage in those who are staunch religious conservatives.

    As the debate with regards to the gay bible continues, here are some excerpted interpretations from both books:

    Jude 1:7 (King James):

     Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
     Jude 1:7 (Queen James):
     Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after nonhuman flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
    Genesis 19:5 (King James):
    And they called unto Lot, and  said unto him, ‘Where are the  men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
    Genesis 19:5 (Queen James):

    And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may rape and humiliate them.

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    2. In this day and age, when people have fought and died for civil rights. I realized that certain people have jumped the bandwagon and taken advantage of what originated as “The Black Man’s Plight”. Being discriminated against. The difference is no one has a choice of what color they are when they are born. That’s all predetermined by our ancestrial background. Where as homosexuality is a lifestyle not a birthrite. It is a choice one makes just as surely as getting up in the morning and choosing to eat oatmeal over corn flakes. Homosexuality is an unnatural act which should be criminalized like all other unnatural sex acts. Such as beastiality, necrophelia, rape, child molestation, etc… Imagine if child molesters started saying that it is there right to be with a child because they were born that way. Or they say that since it’s not condemned in the Bible then it’s not wrong. Well, that’s the route we’re headed. By saying that certain things are okay, it opens the doors for others to be okayed. My point is that we should leave homosexuality with the other sexually deviant acts. A crime against nature!!!

    3. Rev 22: 18-19
      For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto these things, GOD shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
      And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, GOD shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in the book.

    4. Marriage is between a man and an women. The people who created this Gay Bible, the ones who believe it, and follow it will surely BURN IN HELL!

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    6. Is anyone else offended about this mockery of the Holy Bible? Homosexuality is a choice not a birth right. Homosexuality is a diviant sexual act. It belongs in the bedroom behind a closed door. Along with all other sex acts. Including traditional sex acts. Don’t put these things in front of our children. It is distructive to our culture and traditions. Look at every great nation before us. Homosexuallity may not be the cause of a falling nation but it is a symptom. Gay is not the new black. I can choose who I have sex with. I can not choose the color of my skin. God blessed me to being born black in this great nation. I was lucky enough to have a great mother who raised me and my brothers to respect women and love God. She made us into better people. She taught us to respect others and curtious to others believes. I respect gays rights to live without fear of beating and discrimination. However I draw then line when it attacks my right to my traditions. Marriage is for man and woman. Gays had civil unions but that wasn’t good enough. They needed to attack our religion too. Queen James Version indeed. President Obama came out in support of gay marriage to gain the support of the gay community inorder to beat the republican monster. I am now thinking the price to to high to pay.

      • Thank you my brother for your very intelligent response. I agree with you 100. I could not have articulated a better response. I too am offended by this B…s..t. Notice that there is no publisher, editor, or translater listed?

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