Heard a report on the radio that a guy in Michigan is suing Zondervan and Thomas Nelson, Inc. Why do you ask?
A Michigan man is trying. 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.
Fowler is seeking $60 million from Zondervan, alleging its Bibles refer to homosexuality as a sin and have made him an outcast from his family and contributed to physical discomfort and periods of "demoralization, chaos and bewilderment."
He is seeking an additional $10 million from Thomas Nelson.
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.
I'm guessing the next people to sue will be adulterers, liars, thieves and murderers since the Bible has some pretty harsh things to say about them as well.
I hope King James and Johannes Guttenburg have some good lawyers cause I have a feeling if this suit works, they'll be the next on the list for people to come after.
I also can't wait to see how they plan to subpoena God to the stand to testify in the trial...
Further proof that a)we have too many lawyers and b)we're a nation of cry-babies.
Labels: wacky world
posted by Michael Hickerson at 7/11/2008 09:28:00 PM