A Christian group has amended the Bible with comic books that support ‘gay cure’ therapy – and they’re giving them out to children.
The American Family Association, which is strongly opposed to LGBT rights, has partnered with Revival Fires International to give away 65,000 copies of the ‘Truth for Youth’ Bible across the US, encouraging evangelical teens to “commit to give the Bibles to their unsaved friends in school”.
As well as a copy of the New Testament, the specially-edited Bible created by Pastor Tim Todd includes comics on subjects including homosexuality – a subject that is notably absent from the (ostensibly) original Word of God.
However, the new Bible’s teachings appear far from child-friendly.
The six-page comic appears to take place during a violent clash between stereotypically-drawn LGBT activists and Christian protesters, seeing the “queers” throwing rocks and tear gas at the Christians.
While it initially seems to be heading towards a message of tolerance towards both sides, it takes a swerve when young teenager Sebastian comes out as gay.
The group is later confronted by a ‘doctor’ who endorses gay cure therapy to Sebastian… despite the practice being disavowed in real life by every major medical authority in the US as well as the World Health Organisation.
The doctor tells him: “God loves the homosexual, but he hates the sin of homosexuality! And ‘born that way’ is a bunch of hooey!
“When I was a homosexual 30 years ago, nobody ever said that – nobody – not once, never. They hadn’t even thought of it yet.
“Whether you are a homosexual or have just been suckered into a few homosexual acts by some predator, ever way Jesus can save you and change you! He can wash you clean and renew your mind… just like he did for me!
“We’re a fallen race, and so there is a condition in which we were ‘born that way’… it’s as sinners! We all have a ‘natural predisposition towards sin. We just ‘choose our poisons’… whether it’s hatred or homosexuality.
“Turn your back on sin, Sebastian, and seek the narrow way that leads to life!”
The comic then encourages kids to seek “confidential counseling” from a ‘gay cure’ group, Pure Life Ministries.
Elsewhere, the comic tells children to shun the “political correctness code word” of gay in favour of “homosexuals”.
Other comics present in the Bible ‘warn’ about pornography, secular rock music, evolution and sexual impurity.
Earlier this year, PinkNews revealed that the Jehovah’s Witnesses Group was using a ‘creepy’ Pixar style animation to indoctrinate children as young as three against homosexuality.
The animation features a little girl speaking to her mother after her school friend reveals that she has same-sex female parents. The cartoon girl’s homophobic mother explains: “People have their own ideas about what is right and wrong – but what matters is how Jehova feels. He wants us to be happy and he knows how we can be happiest. That’s why he invented marriage the way he did.”