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08/24/2010

'Disgusting' book: A field guide to biblical unicorns

by Jeremy Hooper

Just in time for your "War on Christmas" shopping needs:

(PRWEB) August 23, 2010 -- A new book entitled Being Gay is Disgusting, which irreverently paraphrases the first five books of the Judeo-Christian Bible, Bgid Cover Front Shas launched worldwide through amazon.com.

Australian author Edward Falzon has 'faithfully' paraphrased the first 2,700 years of biblical history, chapter-by-chapter, into a tome whose alternative title is 'God Likes the Smell of Burning Fat.' By removing the repetition and formality in the text, he says, "all that's left is, frankly, the ridiculous."
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"There are laws passed all over the world restricting the rights of gays," he says. "The UK's Section 28 was only repealed in 2003, California's Proposition 8 is brand new, and even in Australia, gay sex was illegal until 1994! The source of these and other laws and bigotry against gays is rooted firmly in the Bible, as if anti-homosexual rules are written on every page. But in fact, in the whole 1,500-page King James Bible, homosexuality is mentioned all of six times. By contrast, UNICORNS are mentioned nine times - 50% more often. Clearly, gay people weren't a huge priority for Yahweh. But the way Christian groups carry on, the Bible might as well be called 'Being Gay is Disgusting' because the only laws passed nowadays that have anything to do with the Bible are about restricting the rights of the LGBT community. It's bullshit. So my book is part-parody and part-protest."

'Being Gay is Disgusting' - A New Take on an Old Testament [PR Web]

Just like its more respected cousin, we imagine this book will hold a shocking amount of appeal for those who like to get stoned.

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