Satiric radio commentary for the 90s from the man who drained Lake Michigan and filled it with hot chocolate!!!

A Really Outrageous...Bible?

Stan Freberg here. It seems the "political correctness" people have invaded almost all aspects of our daily life. Now, it seems, they've trained their language guns on The Bible! A new "p.c." version is just out from the Oxford Press. Wait 'til I tell you more. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg here. Well, the "politically correct" crowd have evidently done a job on the best selling book in the world, The Holy Bible. "Oxford University's Inclusive New Testament and Psalms" would've made my father's blond hair stand on end!

As a Baptist minister, he would've been horrified to see the many changes. Every mention of the Father has been changed to "Father-Mother." For example, the beginning of The Lord's Prayer, Luke 11:2, now reads, "Father-Mother, hallowed be your name." All references to "mankind" have been changed to "humankind." Jesus Christ is no longer referred to as the "Son of Man," but "The Human One"! "Son of Man" might be politically incorrect to some women, see. Also, all references to Jesus sitting at the right hand of God have been eliminated. It might offend left-handed people!

I'm NOT making this up! I swear on a stack of King James Bibles I'm quoting from the new "Oxford Inclusive"--see "politically correct"--"New Testament and Psalms." The satirist in me finds the whole thing laughable, but as a preacher's kid, I'm really outraged.

Let's hope the "politically correct" people have finally dug their own grave. A controversy has already started over this, and let's hope this commentary contributes to it.

Stan Freberg here.

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