Revisions to Bibles published by Zondervan and Thomas Nelson Publishing have introduced the language that homosexuality is a sin, Bradley LaShawn Fowler of Canton, Mich., asserts in his lawsuit in federal court.
On his blog, he charts the example of First Corinthians 6:9:
"In 1964, the scripture read as follows:Know ye not that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminates, nor abusers of themselves with mankind...In 1982, the same scripture read:Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexuals...By 1987, it had morphed toDo you not know that the unrighteous and the wrong doers will not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived(misled): neither the impure and immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexual behavior . . .
Fowler argues that it was the publishers' intent when making their revisions to cause "me or anyone who is a homosexual to endure verbal abuse, discrimination, episodes of hate and physical violence . . . including murder." (The Advocate)
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Gay man sues Bible publishers for $70 million
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