Tuesday, 18 December 2012
GAY ''QUEEN JAMES'' BIBLE PUBLISHED IN US
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'.
'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.
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.