“Gay Man Files $70M Suit Against Bible Publishers Over ‘Homosexual’ Verses’” has been passed around the internet and Facebook seemingly as the result of the SCOTUS pro-homosexual marriage decision. The fact is, the hand-written suit was filed in 2008 “while President Bush was still in office and seven years before the gay marriage ruling” and “the courts quickly dismissed it as a ridiculous lawsuit.”
Since the SCOTUS ruling, however, we shouldn’t be surprised if pro-homosexual groups attack the Bible for its “hateful” statements regarding same-sex sexuality. In Canada and Great Britain there have been lawsuits filed over people quoting the Bible on the topic of same-sex sexuality. In reality, God is the one on trial. The accusations against the words of God are as old as creation itself: “Indeed, has God said?” (Gen. 3:1-4)
The legal systems of Great Britain, Canada, and the United States were founded on the operating premise that law is objective and rooted in the character of God. This means that Bible translations are not the problem . . . God is.
Publishers like Zondervan and Thomas Nelson are only putting into print what the Scriptures state . . . what God says on the subject since He designed us and established moral boundaries. Here’s what the apostle Paul says about the nature of Scripture and its use:
All Scripture is God breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work (2 Tim. 3:16-17).
The content of “Scripture” would include what it says about same-sex sexuality, and if reproof and correction are needed, so be it, even if it includes same-sex sexuality.
Paul notes that in addition to “thieves” and people who covet, get drunk, revile, and swindle (1 Cor. 6:10), there were people who engaged in same-sex sexuality…
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