Skip to comments.Queen James Bible: publisher releases ‘gay-friendly’ Bible translation
Posted on 12/14/2012 8:37:29 AM PST by Morgana
December 13, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) Dont like it? Change it. Thats the approach to Scriptural translation taken by the creators of a new gay-friendly Bible.
You cant choose your sexuality, but you can choose Jesus. Now you can choose a Bible, too, say the creators of the Bible, emblazoned with a rainbow cross, which was launched at the end of November.
The editors explain in a statement that they took each of the eight Bible verses traditionally used to argue that homosexuality is sinful, and edited them in a way that makes homophobic interpretations impossible.
For instance, in the first letter to Timothy, where St. Paul refers to them that defile themselves with mankind, the new Bible simply excises the word mankind.
This new translation, the editors say, will resolve interpretive ambiguity in the Bible as it pertains to homosexuality.
Other than the eight verses in question, the Bible uses the King James translation verbatim. The Queen James title is based upon a theory that King James, the British king who commissioned the famous translation of the Bible, was bisexual.
But while the homophobic passages have been altered, the editors say that the Bible is still filled with inequality and even contradiction that we have not addressed. No Bible is perfect, including this one.
The homosexual news outlet Pink News has identified Reverend J. Pearson of San Franciscos Holy Innocents Episcopal church as the mastermind behind the rainbow-themed Bible.
Pearson, however, is far from the first to translate the Bible in such a way as to whitewash its prohibition of certain sins, or to otherwise modernize Holy Writ.
A Bible translation praised by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams in 2004 had been updated in various ways, including a passage in which St. Paul urged his followers to have a regular partner. Thomas Jefferson famously compiled a condensed New Testament that excluded any mention of miracles or supernatural events, including Jesus resurrection.
Rumors about a gay-friendly Bible had circulated back in 2010, when the Dead Serious News website ran an article claiming that a new Bible translation would soon be released. Some mistook the satirical news piece for fact, prompting Snopes to weigh in and declare the rumor false.
But with the publication of the Queen James Bible, it seems reality has caught up with satire.
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked. For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
The scripture cannot be broken; so said Jesus in John 10:35. The people in Sodom and Gomorrah weren’t expecting wrath to come upon them either.
What does it say about fornicators? Since gay marriage didn’t exist, I would interpret that any form of homosexual activity was fornication at the very least.
I wonder how Jesus is described by gender benders and feminists...
The daughter of God?
Instead of the Son of Man, what will he be called The daughter of woman?
Is God referred to as he, she or something else?
Instead of Lord, do we call him “lady”?
Is God our father or mother?
How did Jesus teach us how to pray? Our mother who art in heaven?
The whole thing is getting weird...
God WILL NOT be mocked - He will deal heavy handily with these perverts who pervert his word.
Rev 22:19 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 this book.
2 Tim 4:3 For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
Queen James ping
And then planned parenthood comes out with a more adulterous friendly bible.
There’s a little gender-bending going on in the Douay-Reims too, in Genesis.
Is there a homosexual pun that can be made of the name of this Bible, too?
Never ever used any King James version. Always Douay Bible. You can never go wrong.
Its not a gay friendly bible, it just a book of fiction.
It is. The Greek word porneia which is translated in English in the KJV as fornications is defined this way:
1) illicit sexual intercourse
a) adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, intercourse with animals etc.
b) sexual intercourse with close relatives; Lev. 18
c) sexual intercourse with a divorced man or woman; Mk. 10:11,12
2) metaph. the worship of idols
a) of the defilement of idolatry, as incurred by eating the sacrifices offered to idols
So does ‘illicit sexual intercourse’ include sex outside of marriage? I’m not a bible scholar by any means, I’m not clear on that point. If it is a sin, then even if the proscription against homosexuality specifically is ambiguous, surely it would automatically be fornication.
“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Luke 23:34