The Gay Bible?

Personally, i think this is taking it to far.  this is the difference between seeking truth and creating a false reality.

Re post form Current TV

by: Alison Flood

A gay version of the Bible, in which God says it is better to be gay than straight, is to be published by an American film producer.

New Mexico-based Revision Studios will publish The Princess Diana Bible – so named because of Diana’s “many good works”, it says – online at princessdianabible.com in spring 2009. A preview of Genesis is already available, in which instead of creating Adam and Eve, God creates Aida and Eve.

“And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Aida, and she slept: and he took one of her ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the rib, which the Lord God had taken from woman, made he another woman, and brought her unto the first. And Aida said, ‘This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of me. Therefore shall a woman leave her mother, and shall cleave unto her wife: and they shall be one flesh.’ And they were both naked, the woman and her wife, and were not ashamed.”

The film studio said it would also adapt and direct the revised Bible as a two-part mini-series, The Gay Old Testament and The Gay New Testament, once it is completed.

“There are many different versions of the Bible; I don’t see why we can’t have one,” said Max Mitchell, who directed the science fiction comedy Horror in the Wind, in which an airborne formula invented by two biogeneticists reverses the world’s sexual orientation.

“I got the idea for the Princess Diana Bible from Horror In The Wind,” he added. “After the world becomes gay, religious people create The Princess Diana Bible, which says that gay is right and straight is a sin. Then they burn all the King James Bibles.”

The move has already provoked upset among Christians, with the blogger Douglas Howe at the Idol Chatter site describing it as “inspired by a political agenda and one person’s desire to contort not only the text but the very context of it to suit his own perspective”.

There was also criticism on Mitchell’s Princess Diana Bible site, where one commentator said the choice of title was “very disrespectful to the late Princess Diana … It’s just one more thing to link her to what many people believe is immoral. Sad, very sad indeed.”

But Mitchell said: “There are 116 versions of the Bible, why is any of them better than ours?”

http://www.princessdianabible.com/

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4 Responses to The Gay Bible?

  1. Roshi says:

    I doubt anyone will confuse the Princess Diana bible for the Real Thing…so whatever.

  2. Nick says:

    I can see how this would offend some people but I think its kind of cute. Of course this is not the most sophisticated or intelligent response to those who use the Bible to justify bigoted beliefs against queer people. However, I think that this can serve as a representation to the public that there are queer people who seek inclusion and representation within Christian communities, recognition as being counted among God’s children, and as recipients of God’s special love for queer people as they are–not as others would like them to be.

  3. Ben says:

    I get that it gives a voice for people to say, “yes, i’m queer and want to be included in the church”, but i think rewriting and blatantly changing things is not the best way to do so. It seems to me that this is more hurtful than helpful. We already have to battle the notion that the bible is anti gay (which its not), and an actual rewrite is what many call it when we uncover proper translations. So, i think it is more harmful then helpful. The word of God should be presented in truth, not fabrication. And by truth, u mean as close to the actual wording/ meaning as possible.

  4. Nick says:

    I think what you’re saying makes perfect sense Ben. The way we differ is that I don’t think that the Princess Diana Bible is meant as a serious re-presentation of the bible or as anything other than a provocative piece of art. And as an art piece it seems to be successful in that it is inspiring dialogue about the issues it touches upon, namely the relationship between the bible or mainstream Christianity and homosexuality.

    Additionally, I totally agree that the twisting of Scripture is dangerous and a perversion of its intent. I think that coming to the bible in a spirit of openness and seeking is essential to discerning its true meaning and value for your life. But as a theological point, I guess I just think that the word of God (or God’s revealed truth) is safe, enduring, and inviolable because it speaks to each one of us individually as a still small voice–whether it is coming through the words of the bible or those of a friend, or through a thought, a dream, or a scene from daily life–rather than existing objectively in the world, vulnerable to desecration and contamination by the things of the world.

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