Queen James? World’s First ‘Gay Bible’ Translates Passages To Eliminate Condemnation Of Homosexuality

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December 20, 2012 ‐ By
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For Christians and non-Christians alike, the Bible and understanding of it has always been somewhat controversial, with many questioning just how much of the word was written by man and inspired by God, not to mention concerns over accurate translation of New and Old Testament languages to convey the original intended meanings. Nevertheless, most people have either accepted the Word of God as just that, while others have dismissed it altogether. But now a controversial new version of the bible, labeled “Queen James,” has been created with new translations that “prevents homophobic misinterpretation of God’s Word,” according to the Daily Mail.

Pegged as the world’s first “gay bible,” publishers of the book, which is printed in the U.S., make the case for this version of the text on their website, saying:

Homosexuality was first mentioned in the Bible in 1946 in the Revised Standard Version. There is no mention of or reference to homosexuality in any Bible prior to this – only interpretations have been made. Anti-LGBT Bible interpretations commonly cite only eight verses in the Bible that they interpret to mean homosexuality is a sin; Eight verses in a book of thousands!

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.

The King James Bible is the most popular Bible of all time, and arguably the most important English language document of all time. The brainchild and namesake of King James I, who wanted an English language Bible that all could own and read, it has been in print for over 400 years and has brought more people to Christ than any other Bible translation. Commonly known to biographers but often surprising to most Christians, King James I was a well-known bisexual. Though he did marry a woman, his many gay relationships were so well-known that amongst some of his friends and court, he was known as “Queen James.” It is in his great debt and honor that we name The Queen James Bible so.

The editors, which have not been named, as they have listed the author of the Queen James bible as God, and Jesus Christ as “contributor” say that they edited the eight versus in question to eliminate “interpretive ambiguity” as it relates to homosexuality. Two of those versus are  Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13, which read:

“Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination. (KJV)”

“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. (KJV)”

To explain this text, which is one of the most prominent passages used by Christians as evidence that homosexuality is a sin, the authors said:

The Hebrew word “to’evah” from which abomination is translated simply means something that is “ritually unclean,” or a “taboo.”

Given the definition of the Hebrew word “to’evah” and the other “to’evah”s in Leviticus, we suggest that by today’s standards, a biblical abomination would be understood to be “scandalous.”…

To simply replace “abomination” with “taboo” would only address 18:22, and not the death penalty proposed in 20:13. Furthermore, we don’t believe homosexual relations to be taboo, so that solution would have been unsatisfactory. Since abominable offenses aren’t all punishable by death like this one leads us to believe there was translative error at some point: If having sex with a man is punishable by death, it wouldn’t be called an abomination. Therefore, we left the word abomination as is, and found a much more elegant and logically clear solution to this interpretive ambiguity…

We assert that Leviticus 18:21 refers to “lying” with these pagan male prostitutes as a form of pagan idolatry. This fits in with the story order of Leviticus, and with the other offenses punishments punishable by death within Leviticus. We therefore change Levticus 18:21 and 20:13 to read as follows:

Leviticus 18:22

Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind in the temple of Molech: it is an abomination. (QJV) (Page 75)

Leviticus 20:13

If a man also lie with mankind in the temple of Molech, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. (QJV) (Page 76)

In the Editor’s Notes, the other six passages in question are rewritten in similar ways to further what many say is just one piece of the overall same-sex marriage agenda in the United States. As far as the accuracy debate,  Douglas J. Moo, Wessner Chair of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College and a professional Bible translator, told The Christian Post that the explanations the Queen James editors’ have come up with to address so-called homophobia in the King James version of the bible, isn’t necessarily correct either:

‘Few, if any English translations use the actual words ‘homosexuality’ or ‘homosexual.’ But the history of English translation shows that versions have consistently used other language to refer to what we would call homosexual relationships’, said Mr Moo.

‘For instance, the King James Version of Romans 1:27 refers to ‘men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly.

‘It would be very difficult to deny that this language, and the language found in many other places in both the OT and the NT, refers to homosexuality.’

You can read more on the bible on the Queen James website. The text is also available on Amazon.

What do you think about this new translation?

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  • Chris

    Obviously gay people are lying when editing the bible. This should prove beyond a shadow of doubt that more then ever homosexuals are sinners. Its clearly says in article they was scared to even use the word taboo, even though that was an acceptable translation. Anyone with a mind will interpret this whole work as evident sin.

  • disqus_aGTtrIyI3M

    you can’t make God change his mind about homosexuality by re writing the bible , not only are they gay they are dumb as rocks

  • IfGodIsLoveWhyDoYouHateSoMuch?

    God is good, man not so much.
    God is love, man not so much.
    God is awesome…man…well man tries to fit God to their own agenda.
    They write books all over the world and all throughout time in an attempt to explain the unexplainable and all powerful creator of us all.
    The creator of Jew and Gentile. The creator of Muslim and Christian. The creator of Black and White.
    Wasn’t too long ago Whites used the bible to enslave Blacks (some of us still have the shackles on our minds to prove that).
    Go a little further back and you will find the bloody rivers of the Christian Crusades where the bible was used to kill everyone who wasn’t Christian.
    Today, blacks wish they could follow the bible to the tee…they would love to start another crusade and stone all the gays.
    Its so sad how history repeats itself.
    The bible being translated again and again for personal gain.
    I renounce both the King and the Queen James.
    Instead of looking for God in the pages of any Holy book(and there are many).
    I look for God in goodness and love because those are the only places where you will ever truly find God.
    One place you will never find God… is in a closed mind.
    I am looking forward to the Winter Solstice tomorrow… may prayer will be for change and the end of religious crusades especially in the Black community.
    When religion is done away with goodness and love will finally prevail for all of God’s creations.
    R.I.P to my cousin D. We grew up playing jump rope together..at five he was playing with Barbies. Then someone decided that because he was gay he wasn’t fit to live. They killed him. I miss him. He was so full of goodness and love.

  • Kaori

    It doesn’t make a difference because there is no ‘God’.

  • Prissy

    Keep going hard for a god that was used to allow us to be in bondage for over 400 years.

  • Prissy

    Your beloved god murdered mass children, women and men in the bible several times to prove points about is jealouslies.

    • jael

      They wil never understand. I don’t see how people read the whole bible and still claim christianity. It’s full of women bashing, genocide and rascism.

  • Prissy

    The worst people I know are christians.

  • Prissy

    All these enraged Mentally enslaved Black folk are so sad. It almost makes me wanna cry . We weren’t even allowed to READ this fiction called the Bible. Now we go hard for it? Please research your African History. And get some of your Freedom mentally.

    • jorgalane

      For lack of a better word… PREACH

  • Ashley

    Sad, sad day…. God does not create confusion. His Word is TRUE and will last until the end of time

    • Live_in_LDN

      The bible isn’t God’s word though. Your version that you are thumping has been translated and remixed so many times so yeah…

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  • kaf

    This so wrong its beyond words!!!! You can’t change the bible to excuse your issues and to make you feel better about yourself. God has shown his attitude toward homosexual and any other sin. Take Sodom and Gomorrah for example it lets you know How God feels. You cant reinterpret that. Neither is it their place to do so. Its beyond disrespectful. People say that people have been changing the bible for centuries,!?!?! The only thing that changes in the bible is its language, for instant like hast or art thou etc. But regardless of that the foundation and the integrity has stayed they same. No one should change that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1438551270 Jessica Lucinda Williams

    Whoever wrote this won’t even put their name on the manuscript.

  • Roderiq

    Well well, more revisions. Since 98.9% of cretins can’t speak a word of ibru, the abominated community can change things to suit their lifestyle like they did in the dsm 4 manual changing the classification of homosexuality from a mental disorder to something natural. Once again the non indigenous folk celebrate their history as more young melanated males & females are molested in those institutions of mental enslavement

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1438551270 Jessica Lucinda Williams

    “Lord come quickly!” Unbelievable!!!

  • Diam

    The fact that one has to change an ancient text is proof that these people are in the wrong. The Bible didn’t accidently speak out against a sinful lifestyle, those writers knew what they were doing.

  • Bee nana

    See this is the ish I’m talkin bout with some gay people. I’m no homophobic and what ever u do is between u and The Lord. But how in d hell r u going to rearrange what god wanted us to learn just so it will fit ur lifestyle. This is the most disrespectful thing I’ve heard yet. Furthermore, these people know in their hearts that something’s got to be wrong with homophobic otherwise you won’t go slas far to change the dang bible just to make urself feel better. The same goes for anybody who plans too or who already altered the bible with the intention to fit there lifestyle

    • Beenana

      Sorry my bad I meant homosexual.

    • Live_in_LDN

      They are not rearranging it so to speak. Passages in the bible or very vague, conflicting and confusing. The bible has been translated and ‘remixed’ so many damn times with the bias of the person/society who does the translating making the messages very foggy. One line can be interpreted 100s of different ways which explains why there are literally 100s of different branches of Chrisitianity. They are just putting their own intepretation on the bible putting translation issues into the picture.

  • Say What?

    Can we be real? The bible has been altered for centuries by whom ever was in power at the time to suit their views. I know a lot of the black community goes hard for god and the bible, but to me it’s awkward to worship a religion of people that look like your oppressors. My personal beliefs aside the only reason this is an outrage is because we’ve come far enough in society to where everyone can have a say so in this matter. Don’t forget that the other numerous times the book was altered that the majority of the people couldn’t read and were instead read to by religious leaders. We can think for ourselves now, but many choose not to.

    • http://www.facebook.com/TiaSGoddess Tia Adkins

      THANK YOU!!!!! people go REALLY crazy for a book that has been edited so many times it belongs on a FICTION best seller list!

    • Meyaka

      Thank you.

  • Kay

    I will never understand why someone else’s sexual preference is sooooo controversial? They not phucking you. Get over it.

    • IllyPhilly

      Plus one. I find it funny that people can leave their kid’s with a guy who would skin women and make lampshades, but let him have been gay, all hell would have broke loose.

    • Meyaka

      Mind you,I know Christians that sin worse and way more often than homosexuals,they stay living in sin but have the galls to point the finger at someone else. What does the bible say about hypocrisy? Hmm hmm

  • Prissy

    AND here comes all the psycho religious people who will (AS ALWAYS) overlook the FACTS. Homosexuality was NEVER EVER mentioned by Jesus HIMSELF nor by GOD himself EVER until a MAN REVISED it in 1946. FACTS or FICTION anyday, BOOM BOOM POW.

  • Ms. Bee

    The rapture soon comes.

    • Kenedy

      Tomorrow, apparently

  • ieshapatterson

    I’ll be okay with this,when they make a queen Koran.

    • Aicha

      I don’t think I fully understand your comment but there will never be such a thing. Unlike the Bible the Quran has never been altered and never will be because Muslims will never stand for it. Unfortunately many Christians have given up on their faith and that is why something as sacrilegious this is posibble. Sorry.

      • ieshapatterson

        Lol that’s what i was trying to say.everybody wants to change the Bible,by adding and taking away important informant.funny,you don’t hear this being done to any other beliefs,except fir Christianity.

      • My opinion

        If a Christian gave up on their faith then they weren’t a Christian at all….

    • sheena

      There will NEVER be a queen Q’uran! NEVER! Its sad how followers of Christianity now and thousands of years ago accept what a small group of people want to do their religious text. There should be major out cry’s by believers over this. This should not be taken lightly.

      • ieshapatterson

        True,but not all Christians are swallowing this bs. It’s only the weak ones,who are afraid to do the right thing.

  • TRUTH IS

    And this is what they have been doing with the bible since inception, folks!!! Edited to please the powers that be!!!