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Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Bible responds to the needs of the gays

Princess Diana Bible is a version of Bible reflecting on fictitious world shown in the movie Horror in the Wind. Writing of the Princess Diana Bible have been announced by director and producer of the movie, Max Mitchell.
It happened in the year of 2008 and shortly after sending the movie to the distribution. His version of the Bible responds to the needs of the gays and lesbian world which have been presented in the movie. Plans of new translation of the Bible which answers the needs of homosexuals became a focus of criticism by members of few christian churches in USA who quoted excerpts from the Bible. Criticism of the idea to write new version of the Bible became stronger when the author of the idea announced that his translation of the Bible would call Gay Old Testament and Gay New Testament.
This new version of the Bible has been titled Princess' Diana Bible to commemorate Princess Diana's friendliness with the lesbian and gay people (AP) — With a flurry of coast-to-coast developments this week, same-sex marriage is back in the political spotlight and likely to remain there through Election Day as a half-dozen states face potentially wrenching votes on the issue. In Maryland, New Jersey and Washington, bills to legalize same-sex marriage have high-powered support and good chances of passage in the legislature. Gay-marriage opponents in Maryland and Washington would likely react by seeking referendums in November to overturn those laws, while New Jersey’s Republican governor, Chris Christie, says he’ll veto the bill if it reaches him and prefers that lawmakers OK a referendum so voters can decide. In all three states, polls suggest voters are closely divided on whether gays should have the right to marry, so there’s a chance one could emerge as the first state to support same-sex marriage in a statewide vote. LGBT topics and Islam are influenced by both the cultural-legal history of the nations with a large Muslim population, along with how specific passages in the Qur'an and statements attributed to the prophet Muhammad are interpreted.
The mainstream interpretation of Qur'anic verses and hadith condemn homosexuality and cross-dressing. In this, Islam resembles socially conservative interpretations of other Abrahamic religions such as Judaism and Christianity. The Qur'an cites the story of the "people of Lot" (also known as the people of Sodom and Gomorrah), destroyed by the wrath of God because they engaged in "lustful" carnal acts between men. Eminent scholars of Islam, such as Sheikh ul-Islam Imam Malik, and Imam Shafi amongst others, ruled that Islam disallowed homosexuality and ordained capital punishment for a person guilty of it. Homosexual activity is a crime and forbidden in most Muslim-majority countries. In the Islamic regimes of Iran, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, North Sudan and Yemen, homosexual activity is punished with the death penalty. In Nigeria and Somalia the death penalty is issued in some regions. The legal punishment for sodomy has varied among juristic schools: some prescribe capital punishment; while other prescribe a milder discretionary punishment such as imprisonment. In some relatively secular Muslim-majority countries such as Indonesia,Jordan and Turkey this is not the case. By contrast, homoerotic themes were present in poetry and other literature written by some Muslims from the medieval period onwards and which celebrated love between men.

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