Don’t like what the Bible says? Sue the publisher.

Get a load of this:

“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.

9 thoughts on “Don’t like what the Bible says? Sue the publisher.

  1. Can I sue god for the annoyance of some of his followers? I still don’t get why homosexuality should be considered such an important issue in the face of ACTUAL problems.

  2. On the one hand, I would like to ask Kataztrophy who gets to decide what the “actual” problems are? On the other hand, I want to slap him a high five or shout “Aman!” or something. Plenty of Evangelicals will drive an hour to carry a sign protesting a gay rights march, that won’t send $10 to Christian Children’s Fund. I’m not pushing that particular charity, that’s just an example. Some Christians will stay up all night e-mailing petitions to everyone they know to get their Congressman to vote no on a gay marriage bill, that won’t walk across the street to give food to hungry child, or help a widow lady carry her bags in the house.

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  4. He says “everything inside of me suddenly became consumed and overwhelmed by something greater than me … that’s when I found God.” — I have an idea that what he was overwhelmed and consumed by was NOT the True and Living God of the Scripture.

  5. Pingback: Update for “Sue the Publisher” « The Master’s Table

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