Amazon Faces Backlash After Banning Gay Bible


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Grace Carr Reporter
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Online users have lashed out at Amazon for removing what fans dub a “hella gay” Bible from its electronic bookshelves.

Elijah Daniel, commonly known to fans as the “mayor of hell,” rewrote the Christian Bible to feature celebrities like Taylor Swift, President Donald Trump, and Rihanna in his erotic religious text, according to the Independent. The Bible describes Rihanna as a god-like figure who created the world and — like Jesus — turned water into wine, while Trump plays the role of Satan.

The book held the number one spot in Christian ebooks and Bible sales for a short stint, but it was removed from Amazon’s site after a few hours. Daniel announced that he would continue selling his work on his own website, despite the retailer giant’s refusal to carry his product. Amazon does, however, sell his other works, including an erotic novel about Trump, “The Trump Temptations.”

“If me rewriting the Bible & p****** y’all off makes just one lil closeted kid realize it’s not that serious then f*** ya b**** keep it comin [sic],” Daniel said.

Many of Daniel’s fans were equally outraged, accusing Amazon of censorship and a lack of humor.

He is selling his book, “The Holy Bible … But Gayer” on his website for less than $3.

Daniel is also famous for becoming Michigan’s “mayor of hell” for a day in August.

Amazon has not yet released a statement explaining why they removed the book from its website, and did not reply to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment in time for publication.

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