ian mckellen

‘I’m not proudly defacing the book, but it’s a choice between removing that [anti-homosexuality] page and throwing away the whole Bible’

SOUNDBITES — “I do, absolutely. I’m not proudly defacing the book, but it’s a choice between removing that page and throwing away the whole Bible. And I’m not really the first: I got delivered a package of 40 of those pages—Leviticus 18:22—that had been torn out by a married couple I know. They put them on a bit of string so that I could hang it up in the bathroom. … It is in the bathroom, yes, but it’s too much of a curiosity to actually put to use.” —Sir Ian McKellen, admitting he tears out pages in the Bible that supposedly condemns homosexuality