“In Grand Rapids, Michigan, Christian publisher Zondervan is facing a $60 million federal lawsuit for allegedly homophobia and prejudicial translations of the Bible. by a man who claims he and other homosexuals have suffered based on what the suit claims is a misinterpretation of the Bible. Bradley Fowler has sued the publisher despite the fact that it is not the translator.
Fowler focuses on the translation of 1 Corinthians 6:9 — and notes that homosexuals are listed “wicked” or “unrighteous” and barred from the kingdom of heaven.”
Thank you Jonathan Turly for blogging on this. This guy wants $60 million – and an apology – for the grief he has suffered over the last 20 years because of this translation of the Bible. Unfortunately pretty much every translation of the Bible I’m aware of, no matter how lieberal, condemns homosexuality. Even if we take First Corinthians out of the Bible, you can’t get around Romans Chapter One. Fowler really needs to sue God, that’s who says homosexuals aren’t going to heaven, not the Bible authors and not Zondervan. I guess Crossway, Thomas Nelson, and International Bible Society had better get ready; the last time I checked, their Bibles didn’t come out too favorably toward homosexuality either. This case is like sueing the police officer who wrote you a speeding ticket on the grounds that paying the fine and losing your lisence caused you economic loss and emotional suffering. OMG!
I’ve updated this story: click here.