Let’s all read about Eve and Eve. This Bible ends a little quicker than the original.
Crystal Cheatham reportedly decided to create the “Our Bible” app after her Seventh Day Adventist church told her that Christianity and homosexuality were not compatible, according to PBS.
“I couldn’t find any devotional that represented me. And what about you? It has to be difficult for you too,” Cheatham said in a video promotional for the app. “I created Our Bible app because everyone deserves to be nurtured spiritually.”
So far, the Our Bible app has 20 Bibles and over 300 devotionals and includes special articles, podcasts and meditation exercises for users. Cheatham plans to release a beta version of the app later in June and another version in September.
“There are so many Christians out there that want to be accepting of LGBT people but don’t know how because they haven’t received the resources,” Cheatham said to PBS.
She added that while she has received a “very small” amount of negative messages about the app, mostly “what I’m feeling right now is a pregnant silence, and I’m waiting to figure out the truth of how people are reacting to this.”
The 2014 Religious Landscape Study by the Pew Research Center earlier revealed that majority of the 35,000 people they polled who identify themselves as LGBT are Christians (48 percent), followed by 29 percent who are Protestants and 17 percent Catholics.
This is not the first time the Bible has been modified to “fit in” with the gay community. As earlier reported by GH, Atlanta’s Out Front Theater Company, which focuses on shows with LGBTQ themes, recently came under fire after running a play featuring a gay reimagining of several Bible stories.