A man is suing two Bible publishing houses, claiming their versions of the Bible that refer to homosexuality as a sin violates his constitutional rights and have caused him emotional pain and mental instability, says The Grand Rapids Press.
Bradley LaShawn Fowler, 39, is seeking $60 million from Zondervan and $10 million from Thomas Nelson Publishing in the lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court.
Fowler alleges Zondervan’s Bibles referring to homosexuality as a sin have made him an outcast from his family and contributed to physical discomfort and periods of “demoralization, chaos and bewilderment.”
Fowler says the clear intent of the publisher was to design a religious, sacred document to reflect an individual opinion or a group’s conclusion to cause “me or anyone who is a homosexual to endure verbal abuse, discrimination, episodes of hate, and physical violence … including murder,” Fowler wrote.
I guess promulgating the word of God was secondary to causing this one man pain, chaos and bewilderment.
You have to admit, somehwere in your mind you knew this kind of lawsuit was an inevitability, right?
But honestly, I think he’d be better off suing God directly. The guys who wrote the Bible were just quoting burning bushes, tablets, and the Messiah. It’s not their fault.
Now, if I were going to sue someone it would be Eve. She ruined everything.