Max Mitchell, a gay filmaker, has hatched a project to overthrow the binary worldview of the Bible. The order of creation is reflected in binary opposites: male-female, night-day, hot-cold, dark-light, wet-dry, raw and cooked, east-west, north-south, etc. So Mitchell faces a daunting task since he will be swimming against the tide of reality.
His pet project is The "gay Bible," produced by the New Mexico-based Revision Studios, states God instructs "it is better to be gay than straight."
In Mitchell's version of Genesis, Adam and Eve are the lesbian couple Aida and Eve:
"And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Aida, and she slept: and he took one of her ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the rib, which the Lord God had taken from woman, made he another woman, and brought her unto the first. And Aida said, 'This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of me. Therefore shall a woman leave her mother, and shall cleave unto her wife: and they shall be one flesh.' And they were both naked, the woman and her wife, and were not ashamed."
The Gay Bible continues:
And Eve conceived, and bore Cain, and said, we have created a child in God’s image. And God said the male was different than the woman because he was fathered by the serpent. … And Eve again conceived with the serpent and bore Cain's brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
According to Queerty.com, Mitchell has described his work as divinely inspired.
"Jesus was gay. In Biblical times homosexual relationships were so commonplace that no one gave it a second thought. It was heterosexuality that was considered sinful," he told the website.
On the website's comment page, one participant said, "Aida and Eve are a breath of fresh air upon the face of repressed homosexulity (sic) in America. Finally, a version of the bible everyone can relate to."
At Belieftnet.com, a commentator expressed opposition to the project. "Every once in a while, art doesn't transcend truth as much as it distorts it, and that's where I draw the line. Hence my opposition to the upcoming 'Princess Diana Bible.'
Read more about it here.
James Gibson sums up this worldview in these words:
"This is a perfect illustration of why we orthodox folk concede too much ground when we try to be restrained and cordial in addressing this issue. In the "gay" world, there is no such thing as restraint since homosexual behavior is inherently an expression of unrestrained rebelliousness. Thus, they alter and overturn the Word of God with impunity, having no fear of judgment. Whenever we try to sugar coat our rhetoric, falling all over ourselves trying to sound charitable (as the world defines charity), we are only encouraging, if not outright enabling, this kind of unrestrained rebelliousness. "