Article: New Conservative Bible Project.
I doubt seriously this will catch on! Whether it does, or does not, it kinda confirms what I've been thinking for the past decade about fundamentalist churches and schools (especially independent Baptists).
It is possible, I believe, to graduate and totally repudiate everything you were taught in the school, but you will still be embraced as long as you accept conservative Republican values. I've seen it in practice! People who have become Atheists, or even spreading praises toward Anton Lavey-styled Satanism, have been described as 'smart', but let a Christian, who believes the same things regarding salvation as fundamentalists do, venture down anything resembling 'liberalism' and they will be exiled.
I don't think it's a liberal/conservative thing, though. It just seems to be that most conservatives do not like laws that demand accountability from organizations. It doesn't matter whether those organizations are financial firms or non profit churches. They just want to be left alone!
Fundamentalists don't want the government telling their people how to live. Fundamentalists, after all, do that job quite well themselves!
Sooo. . .since it seems to be politics they worship over their own values, doctrines, and what not, why not rip out the story of the woman caught in adultery? According to this article, she will be one of the first victims.
While you're at it, do something about that pesky millstone story.
Hmmm, exactly how do you define 'offend' these little ones?
If you have not inflicted 'pain', then you have not 'offended' the little ones?
Well, that will let a lot of child sex predators off the hook! The possibilities are endless with the new conservative bible!
Of course, as the events of the last two weeks have demonstrated, there really is very little difference between conservatives and liberals when 'their own' are arrested or accused.
"I am guilty of a transgression, but it was neither sexual nor immoral."
the late Bob Gray, Conservative Independent Baptist, commenting on child molestation accusations against him.
"It wasn't rape-rape. It was statutory rape."
Whoopie Goldberg, liberal Democrat, commenting on Roman Polanksi, who was arrested for drugging and raping a 13 year old girl.
It appears neither side seems to respect sexual crimes when committed against children.
Wonder why that is?
If it involves children, it's neither 'sexual nor immoral', nor is it 'rape-rape'.