[sword-devel] Bible Publishers Sued for References to Homosexuality!

Peter von Kaehne refdoc at gmx.net
Fri Jul 11 07:30:42 MST 2008

Last night when I looked at that, it seemed that a) the court case has
collapsed and b) the claimant's blog has been removed from Obama's website.

Suppose, we do not need to be too worried.


Barry Drake wrote:
> 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
>> sin.
> 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 
> meant that!
> 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.
> God bless,
> Barry
> -- 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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