Gay Actor Takes on Anti-Gay Text

McKellen v. The Bible

Openly gay actor Ian McKellen may want to call a pow-wow with “artist” Charles Merrill.

McKellen’s apparently so incensed over Biblical condemnations of queers, he’s taken to tearing out offending allusions from hotel copies of the holy book.

Unlike Merrill, who uses Biblical destruction and Qur’an torching as self-publicity, McKellen understands the implications of his censorship mission:

[McKellen] accepts he should not vandalize the Bible, but finds it difficult to contain his outrage at the contents of Leviticus 20:13* when he spots the holy book in hotels. “It’s the one thing I find difficult to defend but do go on doing,” he said.

At least he’s not wiping his ass with them. Not that we know of, at least…

*Leviticus 20:13: “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.”