First Homosexual Bible published

A book claiming to be
the world’s first ‘gay
bible’ has been published
to coincide with the
debate on same-sex
marriageTitled the
‘Queen James Bible’, its
editors claim that it is a
re-working of the King
James Bible translated in
a way that ‘prevents
homophobic misinterpretation of God’s Word’.
‘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’, the book’s
official website said.

[color=redKING V QUEEN: BIBLES COMPARED[/color]

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’

Timothy 1:10 (King James)
‘For whoremongers, for them that defile
themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for
liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any
other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine’

Timothy 1:10 (Queen James)
‘For whoremongers, for them that defile
themselves, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured
persons, and if there be any other thing that is
contrary to sound doctrine’

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’
The publication, printed and bound in the U.S. is
timed to coincide with the current debate over
same-sex marriage.
The sales pitch on the website says: ‘You can’t
choose your sexuality, but you can choose Jesus.
Now you can choose a Bible, too’.
The book is on sale online but does not advertise
its origins, with no specific publisher, editor or
translator listed by name on it’s offical website.
‘God’ is listed as the author and ‘Jesus Christ’ a
contributor.

Douglas J. Moo, Wessner Chair of Biblical Studies
at Wheaton College and a professional Bible
translator, told The Christian Post that the Queen
James editors’ assessment of past translations 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’,
said Mr Moo.
‘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 OT and the NT, refers to
homosexuality.’

A Vicar in New Zealand, meanwhile, has caused
outrage by putting up a poster outside his church
in Auckland, New Zealand, that claims Jesus was
gay.

‘It’s Christmas. Time for Jesus to come out’, the
sign proclaims, with an image of baby Jesus as a
toddler in a manger, surrounded by a rainbow
halo.
Reverend Glynn Cardy of St Matthew in the City
church, said that, as homosexuality was not a
word until the 1800s, any mention of it in the
Bible or other documents would have
mistranslations.
He points out that there is no indication about
Jesus’s sexuality: ‘The fact is we don’t know what
his sexual orientation was.’
His attempts at challenging the status quo were
defended by fellow Reverend Clay Nelson who
said the billboard tried to humanise Jesus by
getting people to think about the challenges he
would have had growing up.

He added: ‘Some scholars have tried to make the
case that he might have been gay.

‘But it is all conjecture. Maybe gay, maybe not.
Does it matter?
‘There is almost nothing in the record of his
teachings about sexuality while there is plenty
about the perils of being rich. Certainly he always
supported the marginalised in society.’

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