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VA—The Queen James Bible is
slated to be the first gay-friendly Bible containing accurate scriptures about homosexuality, but
it is drawing sharp criticism from some Christian scholars.
The Bible features a large, rainbow cross on its front
cover, and its name is inspired by King
James I, whom the website states was a "well-known bi-sexual." The Queen James Bible website
"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 Bible's website claims that it "seeks to resolve
interpretive ambiguity in the Bible as it pertains to homosexuality…" and that "the
QJB is a big, fabulous Bible."
Eight passages of scripture are edited from the traditional
King James Bible, in an effort to correctly and explicitly identify over
references to homosexuality.
But one Christian scholar says references to homosexuality
have never been omitted or unclear.
"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," says Douglas J. Moo, Wessner Chair of
Biblical Studies at Wheaton
College and a
professional Bible translator in a Christian Post article.
The Queen James Bible is available for sale on Amazon.com.