Friday, January 2, 2015

Politically Correct but Theologically Bogus? The Queen James Bible

The toon pretty much says it all. What do you do when the traditional word of God doesn't suit the lifestyle of gay and lesbian individuals and you want to capitalize on it? Create an altered version of the King James Bible and call it the Queen James Bible. Although nowhere in this bible will you find an editor or organization name claiming authorship, the editor(s) boldly claim:
The King James Bible is the most popular Bible of all time, and arguably the most important English language document of all time. It is the brainchild and namesake of King James I, who wanted an English language Bible that all could own and read. The KJV, as it is called, has been in print for over 400 years and has brought more people to Christ than any other Bible translation. Commonly known to biographers but often surprising to most Christians, King James I was a well-known 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." It is in his great debt and honor that we name The Queen James Bible so. 
But - spoiler alert - you don't have to waste money on the new gay version of the Bible if you possess a traditional version. The editors have simply taken the King James Version and edited eight verses: Gen. 19:5, Lev. 18:22, Lev. 20:13, Rom. 1:26, Rom. 1:27, 1 Cor. 6:9, 1 Tim. 1:10, and Jude 1:7. The edited verses are available on the editor(s)' website.

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