The Bible From a Gay Perspective?

A few years ago, it was called “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told,” a disgusting parody of “The Greatest Story Ever Told” — the Bible. It was presented at the taxpayer-supported University of California Santa Cruz. “It’s a takeoff on ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told,’ which was, of course, the Bible,” Sammy Scheie, a UCSC theater faculty member and former artistic director of Shakespeare Santa Cruz, told the Santa Cruz Sentinel’s Wallace Baine.

The play was written by Paul Rudnick, described by Baine “as the writer of such gay-themed screenplays as ‘Jeffrey’ and ‘In & Out,’ as well as the screenwriter for ‘Addams Family Values.’” This play presents Rudnick’s own perverted version of the scriptures, starting with “the Garden of Eden to the Exodus from Egypt, all the way up to the birth of Christ, all from the outside- looking-in perspective of homosexuality,” Baine reported. “This is basically the story of the Bible through the gay looking glass. It starts with Adam and Steve and Jane and Mabel, instead of Adam and Eve and Cain and Abel,” Scheie said. If you are not sick yet, just read on.

Scheie told Baine that “The point of the play is to look at this ‘Greatest Story Ever Told’ and say, ‘What if you’re not in that story? Do you accept that story? Do you re-write that story? Do you put yourself into that story?’” In other words, if the Bible does not put gays in the Bible, gays have a right to rewrite it to include themselves.

But the Bible does include homosexuals. Romans 1:26-27 says, “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”

God also said in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.” Who could forget what happened in Sodom? In Genesis 18:20, God called Sodom’s sin “grievous.” What was their sin? In Genesis 19:4-5, when two angels went to remove Lot and his family before God destroyed the city, the text says, “But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.” The Bible does include homosexuals! On every hand it condemns their practice as evil. To make a play which portrays homosexuality as normal and upright is nothing more than sacrilegious trash.

Kyle Campbell