Gay Man Sues Bible Publisher over Homosexual Verses: Liberal Lunacy
Bradley LaShawn Fowler filed a $70 Million lawsuit against Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishers because of the “homosexual” verses in the Bible. They have 20 days to respond to the lawsuit.
He says that the verses caused him to be outcast by his family, and he wants 20 years worth of compensation for “emotional stress and mental instability.” That last part is definitely true.
The verses in the Bible- all of them, not just the ones about homosexuality – are MEANT to cause upset. They are called a “two-edged sword, dividing between the soul and spirit.” Their purpose is to create heart change. With Mr. Fowler, they just brought the sound of coins clinking in his pockets.
In a hand-written suit, Fowler lists all sorts of charges against Zondervan including malicious negligence, strict liability, malice, libel, and violating his civil rights. He filed a suit in June against Tennessee-based publisher Thomas Nelson on similar grounds. He’s seeking $60 million from Zondervan and $10 million from Thomas Nelson Publishing.
The judge stated that the court had “concerns about the efficacy” of this lawsuit. I hope to shout. Zondervan and Thomas Nelson are only the publishers of Bibles not the translators. When asked by the Christian Post about the court action, they released only this statement.
“Since Zondervan does not translate the Bible or own the copyright for any of the translations we publish, we are not in a position to comment on the merits of how a word should or should not be translated. We rely on the scholarly judgment of the highly respected and credible translation committees behind each translation and never alter the text of the translations we are licensed to publish. We only publish credible translations produced by credible biblical scholars.” Zondervan
Only the tip of the iceberg
If you think this is just a loonbird attack on Christians, and you are correct about the loonbird part, it’s only the tip of the iceberg in the battles ahead.
The call for churches to lose their tax exemption is growing. Notice, however, that no one is calling for lawsuit against Muslims or Mosques – why is that do you think? Maybe because they don’t want to get thrown off the top of a building and stoned to death?