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19-07-2015, 08:15 PM
Gay sues bible publisher
http://www.christianexaminer.com/article.../43508.htm


I haven't found a better source, but then it's Sunday afternoon and I just can't be bothered.

Quote:GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Zondervan Publishing is being sued for $60 million by a homosexual man who is claiming its version of the Bible refers to homosexuality as a sin, which has caused him emotional pain and mental instability. The suit was filed July 7.

A similar suit against Thomas Nelson Publishing was filed in June and seeks an additional $10 million from the Tennessee-based publisher.

According to the Grand Rapids Press the lawsuits were filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan by Bradley LaShawn Fowler, 39, who is representing himself.

In his suit, Fowler alleges Zondervan's Bible references to homosexuality violated his constitutional rights and caused him to be ostracized from his family because they followed the Bible's admonishment that such behavior is a sin.

As a result it caused "me or anyone who is a homosexual to endure verbal abuse, discrimination, episodes of hate, and physical violence ... including murder," Fowler wrote.

In addition to the money, Fowler is also seeking an apology.

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19-07-2015, 08:21 PM
RE: Gay sues bible publisher
The article..and this one http://blog.mlive.com/grpress/2008/07/la..._comp.html

are from 2008.

One imagines it was thrown out of court.

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19-07-2015, 08:24 PM
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Thanks for bothering to look it up. Sorry, I am just too lazy today.

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19-07-2015, 08:30 PM
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I'm retired.... it's not like I have a life or anything.

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20-07-2015, 05:31 AM
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Kinda funny -- I'm only 30 miles south of Grand Rapids - and this didn't make the local news......

Guess the Jebus sniffers in charge don't want it publicized...

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20-07-2015, 09:05 AM
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Now this is a frivolous lawsuit I can get behind. Thumbsup

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20-07-2015, 09:20 AM
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It is humorous in a way, but seriously, I really don't like it at all.
If the suit were upheld, it would set a precedent whcih violates the free speech rights of publishers. It's an attempt to shift the resonsibility for the bullying the plantiff claimed was caused by the Babble, from his family, community and parents, to something extraneous and external. Is an ancient book of myths responsible ? Nope. The parents are. Period.

And furthermore, it doesn't even really say what he claims it says ... granted, Fundies, interpret it the way he claims.
http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...#pid117446

http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...#pid116732

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20-07-2015, 05:13 PM
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Stupid twat IMO. If he's truly offended than he needs to sack the fuck up.
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21-07-2015, 10:50 PM
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There's no right in this nation to be free of offense.
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