There is something that is not being entered into the discussion between homosexuals and Christians. How many people know that the homosexual community has published their own Gay Bible called THE NEW QUEEN JAMES? In it some of the key passages in the Holy Bible have been changed to be in keeping with their beliefs. One can see excerpts of this on the internet.
The homosexual community, of course, is not going to bring up this issue. However, if there is going to be a fair and balanced debate, it must be part of the discussion. I believe it speaks volumes about the true sentiments of this group.
All along the gay community, as well as most of the media, has been critical of the Christians' position. Yet, no one has ever asked them why they published their own version of the Bible. According to people who are knowledgeable in the Hebrew and Greek languages, the changes which have been made to several passages in the Old and New Testaments that speak to this subject, have erred from the original meaning. Besides this, the King James Version has, for centuries, been considered one of the most accurate translations from the original languages. Do they not want to accept what the Christian Bible says and means? This makes this a two-sided debate. Fair is fair. As Christians have been put on the spot to defend our position and have been labeled unloving and intolerant, so the homosexuals can be put on the spot as to why they changed the wording in our Bible. Are they saying that our Bible is wrong, and if so, on what basis?
There are many things in our Bible that are hard to accept and live by, but one does not have the prerogative to change something he or she has a problem with, but that is exactly what has happened with the NEW QUEEN JAMES VERSION. By doing so, have they admitted that the very thing they have criticized Christians for being intolerant of, is indeed, wrong?
Let's not have any more debates without including the "why" behind the QUEEN JAMES VERSION.