[sword-devel] Bible Publishers Sued for References to Homosexuality!
bdrake at crosswire.org
Fri Jul 11 07:10:05 MST 2008
Hi there .........
David Haslam wrote:
> Newsmax.com reports that Zondervan and Thomas Nelson Publishers are being
> sued by an American man because the bible states that homosexuality is a
I find that quite interesting, because, sorry to say this, in the
original languages of the bible, the word 'homosexuality' is not used!
And if Paul had wanted to use it, the Greek carries more than one word
that could reasonably be rendered as homosexuality, and he chooses not
to use any of them! This is why I have a big question mark against
bibles such as NIV that carry a strong conservative evangelical bias and
use emotive words like 'homosexual' when the author just MIGHT not have
Before anyone asks, I don't know how I would choose to translate the
bits referred to. And I don't know for certain what Paul meant. (See
my paper 'Homosexuality and the Gospel' to investigate further). And
please: a) this is off topic, so send 'flack' off list. And b) I don't
have a concrete view on homosexuality to offer!!!!!
I can't see that we (Sword) have a problem. Technically, we are a
'publisher'. We are not the Author, nor are we a copyright holder for
any of the texts. Nor do we (currently) have rights to distribute the
'offensive' version, so I guess we are OK.
-- From Barry Drake (The Revd) minister of the Netherfield United
Reformed church, Nottingham see http://www.jesusinnetherfield.org.uk for
our church homepages).
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