Can you sue God’s publishers?

Gay man sues Bible’s publishers for causing harassment: Powell’s book blog, Monday, Item 3.

Bradley LaShawn Fowler, 39, has filed lawsuits in a Michigan federal court against Zondervan Publishing and Thomas Nelson Inc., claiming some editions of the Bibles those companies put out specifically declare homosexuality to be sinful, which has led him to suffer discrimination, emotional pain and mental instability.

[…] The suit against Zondervan cites a specific passage of the company’s 1982 and 1987 editions, 1 Corinthians 6:9:

“Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral no idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders.”

Fowler claims the term “homosexual” was edited out of the 1989 and 1994 editions.

In addition to campaigning to get the churches’ free tax ride rescinded (why pay their salaries so they can insult us?), maybe we can make this a class action suit. And one for women.

Premier McGuinty: Ontario will protect its northern forests

Dalton McGuinty will announce that Ontario is designating much of its boreal forest. McGuinty will outline what is billed as his “vision” to protect one of the largest forest and wetland ecosystems on the planet.

McGuinty to unveil ‘vision’ to protect Ontario’s northern boreal forest:

Last year, 1,500 scientists from 50 countries called on Canadian governments – federal, provincial and territorial – to protect the 1.4 billion acres of boreal forest in Canada.

The scientists say the forest is the single-largest carbon storehouse in the world, with about 186 billion tonnes of carbon stored just in Canada’s boreal forest.

That’s the equivalent of 27 years worth of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels.

The boreal forest is under increasing pressure from logging, mining and oil and gas companies.

Ontario premier supports award to Henry Morgentaler

Premier McGuinty speaks up:

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty said Tuesday he supports the decision to award abortion crusader Dr. Henry Morgentaler with the Order of Canada.

McGuinty, himself a Catholic, appears to be the first premier to address the issue publicly. His stance opposes that of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who has said he would have preferred to have seen the award bestowed on someone who unifies Canadians.

“I know that Dr. Morgentaler has been seen as a controversial figure, but I believe in a woman’s right to make a very difficult decision,” McGuinty said.

“And if she makes that difficult decision and chooses to have an abortion, I want her to be able to do that in a way that’s safe, in a way that’s publicly funded. So I know it’s divisive, but I think it’s important.”

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