Posted By LambChop
A new version of the Bible has been released by a publisher named “Queen James,” with anonymous editors with a mission of creating a translation that strikes condemnation of homosexuality.
The "Queen James" Bible changes or deletes eight verses in the King James Version that deal with homosexuality.
From the website queenjamesbible.com:
"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."
For instance, the passage regarding Lot’s rescue from Sodom and Gomorra (Genesis 19:5) has been changed as follows:
-- Original KJV: “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.”
-- Queen James Bible: “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.”
“We side with most Bible scholars who understand the story of Sodom and Gomorra to be about bullying strangers,” it states under “Editor’s Notes.”
“Rapes such as this one are common between men in prison; they aren’t sexual acts, they are power-dominating acts,” the editors said.
The editors also argue that Leviticus 18:22, which labels sexual relations between two men an “abomination,” would mean only “scandalous” in today’s world.
“The Hebrew word ‘to’evah’ from which abomination is translated simply means something that is ‘ritually unclean,’ or a ‘taboo,’” the editors write. “Given the definition of the Hebrew word … we suggest that by today’s standards, a biblical abomination would be understood to be ‘scandalous.’”
1 Corinthians 6:9, which states the “unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God,” has been changed from “Abusers of themselves with mankind” to “promiscuous.”
The remaining verses altered in the “QJB” are: Lev. 20:13, Romans 1:26 and 1:27, 1 Timothy 1:10 and Jude 1:7.
The “Queen James” editors said they chose the King James Version (1611) as their basis not merely because it is the most well-known Bible in history, but because of their claim that King James I was a bisexual.
“You can’t choose your sexuality,but you can choose Jesus. Now you can choose a Bible, too.”