A new edition of the bible, called the “Queen James,” version, is causing controversy, according to The Daily Mail. Described as the “first-ever gay Bible in the world,” the Queen James edition reinterprets verses in the NIV and King James versions that condemn homosexuality.

In response to critics who believe the Queen James edition revises the Bible’s creeds in order to support homosexuality, the editors argue that they are simply preventing a “homophobic misinterpretation of God’s Word”:

“Homosexuality was first overtly 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. […] The Queen James Bible addresses those controversial verses by editing them very slightly for interpretive clarity. The edits all confirm that the Bible does not condemn homosexuality, and therefore renders such interpretations impossible.”

The “Queen James” bible, which retails for $35 on an e-commerce site that doesn’t list the names of the publisher or editor, has its share of detractors, including Douglas J. Moo, Wessner Chair of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College and a professional Bible translator.

Moo argues that the “Queen James” interpretation of the bible is not accurate. He told The Christian Post:

“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.”

What are your thoughts on “The Queen James” bible, Clutchettes?

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  • mr.vicious

    SMH..all this just so they can get their freak on. Its was wrong then and its wrong now. Yes, I will judge a person, thats why I have a small circle of friend. And if one knocks on my door at 3 am, i will judge you.
    People need to judge other people, how can you tell someone that they are wrong if you cant judge them.
    Lastly it is wrong to bring to the alter a sin and say bless this sin.

    I dont want to look God in his eyes and say I lived a sinful life just to keep the company of someone I wanted to have sex with.

    • Thanks for having the strength to say it as it truly is.surely we all are standing in judgement already.

  • mary

    Another way to pacify peoples flesh!! A person who doesn’t want to hear the truth revises the truth to comfort themselves…Last I checked if a person was completely satisfied with themself it wouldn’t matter who said what about them…smh!

  • Blu

    It’s like we are living in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah now. These are definitely the last days and the Bible says days like this shall come. Homosexuality played a big part in destroying a nation back in biblical days and it’s taking place now. Jesus please come back soon!!!

  • Mr.Wright

    No man takes credit for the bible king James is just a version written that clarifies it for us,King james didn’t write the bible,God is the author.