“Don’t like what the Bible says? Sue the Publisher” is one of the more popular things I’ve written lately. On Saturday, more people viewed that post than hit my site searching for Outrigger Island. I’ve learned a little more about this story in the mean time:
Pictured above is Bradley Fowler. In my original article, I mentioned several publishers that had better get ready to be next, and one of them was Thomas Nelson. It turns out Fowler has already filed suit against Thomas Nelson as well. Zondervan says Fowler is putting fault in the wrong place, pointing out that none of the translation they publish were translated in house. Fowler’s claim is that these publishers intentionally crafted a religious judgment that homosexuals were sinners. I wonder if Fowler ever read the King James Bible? In the case of the KJV, it has been around so long it is public domain; there were no copyrights in 1611. There’s no one to sue if you don’t like what the KJV has to say. Of course, my original premise has not changed:
HOMOSEXUALITY IS A SIN, IT DOENS’T MATTER WHAT TRANSLATION YOU’RE READING!
I’ve also learned that people having been sueing publishing companies in Canada – and winning – so we shouldn’t be surprised that it finally happened here. Fowler is representing himself in both cases, and you know how that usually turns out. Will someone please hurry up and throw this case out of court so the overworked system can move on to a real case. May God have mercy on us all.