Gay Man Files $70M Suit Against Bible Publishers Over ‘Homosexual’ Verses

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A homosexual man has filed a $70 million lawsuit against Bible publishers Zondervan and Thomas Nelson, alleging that their version of the Bible that refers to homosexuality as a sin violates his constitutional rights and has caused him emotional distress.

Bradley LaShawn Fowler, an ex-con turned author, filed the federal suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Monday, the same day a judge refused to appoint him a lawyer for his suit against Thomas Nelson, The Grand Rapids Press reported.

“The Court has some very genuine concerns about the nature and efficacy of these claims,” the judge wrote.

Fowler, who is representing himself in both cases, claims that Zondervan manipulated Scripture by using the term “homosexuals” in 1 Corinthians 6:9 of their 1982 and 1987 revised edition Bibles. He also contends that the reference to homosexuality were deleted by the publisher in later versions without informing the public.

He alleges that since the older Kings James Version containing the term “homosexuals” is used by his family pastor, he has been outcast by his family.

The 39-year-old is suing the Grand Rapids publisher for compensation of 20 years of “emotional duress and mental instability,” he told WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids.

In a hand-written suit, Fowler lists all sorts of charges against Zondervan including malicious negligence, strict liability, malice, libel, and violating his civil rights. He filed a suit in June against Tennessee-based publisher Thomas Nelson on similar grounds. He’s seeking $60 million from Zondervan and $10 million from Thomas Nelson Publishing.

Zondervan issued a statement to The Christian Post that said they do not discuss ongoing litigation. The company’s spokesperson Tara Powers, however, pointed out that they only publish Bibles, not translate them.
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  1. πίστις

    Wow – this one takes the cake. I have never heard of something so ludicrous in a lawsuit. This makes the person that sued McDonalds because she spilled hot coffee on herself seem like a serious lawsuit. Pain and suffering????? Because of what is in the Bible – either this guy is an idiot of the first degree or he sees hopeful dollar signs. WOW – unbelievable. This would be like me filing a lawsuit for pain and suffering because I didn’t like the repair manual for my vehicle.

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      Marianne Bernard

      You’re right, Greg. With Obama’s endoresement of the gay agenda, some homosexuals are pushing the limits of acceptance. Imagine someone wanting to sue the publishers of the Bible because God’s word offends him!

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  3. Mrs. CJB

    These reprobates are now challenging Almighty God. This is all satan – driven at full throttle. Blessings to you, Sister.

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      Marianne Bernard

      God bless you, also, Mrs. CJB. We are living in dark times.It is obvious this fool has no idea what he is doing trying to sue Bible publishers who merely publish the word of God. The Author of Scripture is Christ himself. It is as if this man is trying to dethrone God by suing to have his word invalidated as hate speech. What a shame.It is a battle he will not win. Who would have ever thought we would be living in these times of spiritual delusion.

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