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“Queen” James?

By December 20, 2012Blog, Defense of Family
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The “Queen James Bible” seeks to smooth over God’s prohibitions against homosexual activity by acrobatic retranslation of key texts.

When Christians oppose the act of homosexuality and “same-sex marriage” based on our belief in the inerrant Word of God, the Bible, we are called “haters,” “bigots,” “homophobes” and “intolerant.” When we point to Scripture and say we believe God’s Word, we are called “ignorant.” That is what passes for “tolerance” in today’s culture.

Well, fear not, the tolerance brigade is out to level the playing field. The U.K. Daily Mail has an article about the “Queen James Bible” which re-works the King James Bible so that it “prevents homophobic misinterpretation of God’s Word.”

The unidentified editors of this new Bible version claim on the website that “No Bible is perfect …” and promote sales by saying, “You can’t choose your sexuality, but you can choose Jesus. Now you can choose a Bible, too.”

The website does not show specifically how they “fixed” the “imperfect” King James Bible, but supporters seem satisfied with the attempt, “The Queen James Bible seeks to resolve interpretive ambiguity in the Bible as it pertains to homosexuality: We edited those eight verses in a way that makes homophobic interpretations impossible.”

According to a post on First Things blog, here is a comparison between the King James Version of Leviticus 18:22 with the Queen James Version:

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination.

Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind in the temple of Molech: it is an abomination.

Not to be outdone on giving the world the impression that God supports homosexuality and all Bible translations preceding the Queen James just tried to hide the fact, St. Matthews-in-the-City, a controversial New Zealand church, has once again erected an offensive Christmas billboard.

This year’s billboard features Christ in the manger with a rainbow halo around his head with the message, “It’s Christmas. Time for Jesus to come out.” The church’s website quotes St. Matthew’s clergy, the Rev. Glynn Cardy and the Rev. Clay Nelson, “This year we invited discussion and debate on the sexual orientation of Jesus.” Last year, they had a billboard picturing the Virgin Mary looking at a pregnancy test, and the year before it portrayed Joseph and Mary in bed with the tagline, “Poor Joseph. God was a tough act to follow.”

It is difficult to fathom how the “gay” bible and a church’s outrageous billboards are not causing the media, Hollywood, and politicians to rush to the defense of Christians whose faith and God are under attack by intolerant bigots. Oh wait … that’s right … today’s culture is propped up by these so-called bastions of peace, love, and tolerance — and it’s the Christians who stir up all the trouble.