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In addition to campaigning to get the churches’ free tax ride rescinded (why pay their salaries so they can insult us?), maybe we can make this a class action suit.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