First Ever “Gay Bible” Sparks Controversy
Did you know that there is a gay friendly Bible that even addresses certain passages once viewed as anti–gay? Well there is one. For those that are LGBT and still a follower of the Christian Faith, can now buy the Queen James version of the bible available on Amazon’s website and it’s drawing some attention form all sides. The purpose of this alternatie version is to address “long-standing interpretive ambiguity in key Bible passages regarding homosexuality”.
The authors of this revision derived the name Queen James because of their belief that King James was bisexual:
“Though he did marry a woman, his many gay relationships were so well-known that amongst some of his friends and court, he was known as “Queen James.”
For example, here is how the King James Version and Queen James Version differs on a particular scripture constantly used by religious extremists about homosexuality in Leviticus:
KJV: Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination.
QJV: Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind in the temple of Molech: it is an abomination. (Page 75)
The new goodbook states on their website that basically it’s okay to have this revision since homosexua;lity does not eppear in the current English version until the mid 20th century.
“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 new edits are only “for interpretive clarity. The edits all confirm that the Bible does not condemn homosexuality, and therefore renders such interpretations impossible.”
Of course this has not gone unnoticed to the religious zealots who are alredy condemning the revised bible saying that it is only created to promote the homosexual agenda. But I would counter that since NO ONE takes the Bible literally for every single passage or scripture (even though some claim that they do), that everyone uses it for their own interpretation and purposes.