Western JournalismBy B. Christopher Agee
Apparently unsatisfied with merely attacking the religious right as hate-filled homophobes, some radical gay activists have recently released the so-called 'Queen James Bible,' stripped of any homosexual criticism.
Upon its release, the actual people or group behind the blasphemous whitewash of scripture were unknown, as online retailers listed its publisher simply as “Queen James.” No matter the source, though, the contents should concern anyone with traditional Christian morals.
According to a description, the book "resolves any homophobic interpretations of the Bible” while noting that editors did not address other "inequality" and "contradictions" contained therein. Further denying the Christian view that the Bible is the inerrant word of God, the description includes this claim: “No Bible is perfect, including this one."
The politically correct hack job includes key changes to at least eight verses, making “homophobic interpretations impossible” according to the book’s online summary.
One amendment, for example, is found in the account of Sodom and Gomorrah. While the King James Version of Genesis 19:5 states the sinful residents said to Lot: “Where are the men which came to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may know them,” the Queen James changes the word “know” – commonly understood as a reference to sex – to “rape and humiliate.”
The editors contend that the sinful act was not homosexual sex itself but “bullying strangers.”
This is just one of the inconceivable changes in the latest effort by leftist lunatics to homogenize and neutralize the life-changing moral guide God left humanity in the Holy Bible. The name itself is a reference to a purported nickname of the “well-known bisexual” King James I, the description states.
As a Christian, I embrace new translations of the Bible, provided the translators do not also try to serve as editors. While updated language can make the Good Book easier to understand and more captivating to a current audience, new interpretations of the spiritual message contained within is unacceptable.
Moral relativism is rampant in today’s America; and as more groups seeks to justify their sinful behavior, I suppose we should likewise look for a Bible specifically aimed at thieves and an adultery-friendly version of the scriptures.