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Thursday, December 20, 2012

GAY BIBLE: “Queen James Version” - World’s First “Gay Bible” Published…Changes Translation Of Key Same-Sex Passages

The Gay Bible
A book claiming to be the world's first 'gay bible' has been published to coincide with the debate on same-sex marriage. Titled 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'.

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'.
  
This new version updates several passages from the original version that address homosexuality, including this passage from:

Leviticus 18:22:
King James Version: Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination.
Queen James Version: Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind in the temple of Molech: it is an abomination. (Page 75)
The website explains that "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”.

But not everyone is convinced the new interpretations are 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," Douglas J. Moo, Wessner Chair of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College and a professional Bible translator, told The Christian Post.

Perhaps not surprisingly, Catholic Online also slammed the version as seeking "legitimize the homosexual equivalency movement" by changing the Bible's language so that it reads "in a fashion different from their original intent”.

The publication, printed and bound in the U.S. is timed to coincide with the current debate over same-sex marriage. The Bible’s Author is listed as ‘God’ and contributor listed as ‘Jesus Christ’. It’s being sold on Amazon for $34.95 (£22, N5,500)


KING V QUEEN: BIBLES COMPARED

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'



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