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So maybe all of those lawsuits against God are frivolous, but can you sue God's publishers? A Michigan man, Bradley LaShwan Fowler, will soon find out. The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Fowler has sued Zodervan Publishing and Thomas Nelson Publishing, alleging that some of the versions of the Bibles published by these companies call homosexuality sinful and caused Fowler to endure hate, discrimination and ostracization from his family -- not to mention periods of "demoralization chaos and bewilderment." Fowler seeks $10 million as damages. 

Meanwhile, there's news of another frivolous lawsuit against a publisher -- though this one has the support of the media. The Washington Post's Reader Express notes that Durham, N.C., lawyer Keith Hempstead and loyal News & Observer reader is suing the newspaper for cutting the size of its staff and the quantity of content. Hempstead, a former reporter, says that while he could have simply canceled his subscription, he wanted to make a point. Hempstead's suit has won applause from other media outlets, but ultimately, it will probably wind up tossed in the same place as his daily newspaper: the recycle bin.

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on July 11, 2008 at 04:28 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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