ESV Endorsed By Lesbians
Posted by NT Wrong on December 3, 2008
Although this may come as a surprise to those who are acquainted with the mainly conservative, androcentric ESV translation, it appears that the ESV has also slipped in the odd pro-Lesbian passage. For example, check out the ESV’s translation of Luke 17.35:
“There will be two women grinding together. One will be taken and the other left.”
As Mark Strauss prudishly explained at the 2008 Evangelical Theological Society Meeting:
“In contemporary English, “grinding together” suggests seductive dancing or something worse. (Perhaps both should have been taken for judgment!)”
“Something worse,” huh? I bet Mark Strauss can only imagine how these two women were grinding together. I bet he spent some time imagining it, too.
On the other hand, in an official press release, LICK has approved the ESV translation as endorsing the salvation of (at least some) lesbians, which is a considerable improvement from earlier conservative evangelical positions.
“I think this shows that God likes a good scissor,” commented LICK spokesperson Sapphie Powerscourt.
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