Iowa Newspaper Editor Fired for Criticizing ‘Queen James Bible’ on Personal Blog


Newspaper pdDES MOINES, Iowa – A newspaper editor in Iowa has been fired for opining on his personal blog that the Queen James Bible is an attempt by homosexuals “to make their sinful nature ‘right with God.'”

Bob Eschliman has worked as the editor of the Newton Daily News since 2012, and has served as the publisher of the Clarinda Herald-Journal. But he found himself out of a job this past week when he spoke his mind about the Queen James Bible on his personal blog.

“It’s pretty easy to brush off a nonsensical contrived version of the Bible, but that’s not the deceivers’ end goal,” Eschliman wrote. “No, they want all Christendom to abandon their faith. They do that by ‘proselytizing’ to church leaders to change their view on homosexuality.”

“[Jesus] said there would be deceivers. He said those deceivers would cause Christians who remain true to His teachings to become reviled. He said false prophets would follow to deceive even more, and that lawlessness will abound,” he continued. “If you ask me, it sounds like the Gaystapo is well on its way. We must fight back against the enemy.”

However, journalist and commentator Jim Romenesko then picked up on Eschliman’s post and wrote about it in an online article entitled Iowa Newspaper Blasts the ‘Enemy Gaystapo’ and the ‘LGBTQXYZ’ Crowd.

Romenesko outlined in his brief report that he emailed Eschliman and inquired if he could write about homosexuality objectively because of his published views. Eschliman ignored Romenesko’s correspondence, but removed the post from his blog.

The Newton Daily News reported on Tuesday that management learned of Eschliman’s comments last week and placed him on suspension. On Monday, Eschliman was officially fired.

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Shaw Media President John Rung, who owns the publication, issued a statement about the matter, asserting that Eschliman’s views could have harmed the newspaper’s reputation.

“Last week, Mr. Eschliman expressed an opinion on his personal blog that in no way reflects the opinion of the Newton Daily News or Shaw Media,” he commented. “While Mr. Eschliman is entitled to his opinion, his public airing of it compromised the reputation of this newspaper and his ability to lead it.”

“Mr. Eschliman has a right to voice his opinion. And we have a right to select an editor who we believe best represents our company and best serves the interests of our readers,” he added.

As previously reported, a similar situation occurred last year when FOX Sports Southwest commentator Craig James lost his job when officials discovered that he had spoken against same-sex “marriage” during a political debate.

“Same-sex marriage, if someone chooses to do that, that’s them,” he stated at the debate, which had been held the year prior. “And God’s going to judge each one of us in this room for our actions. And in that case right there, they’re going to have to answer to the Lord for their actions.”

“We just asked ourselves how Craig’s statements would play in our human resources department,” an unnamed FOX representative told the Dallas Morning News. “He couldn’t say those things here.”

FOX officials have since denied that James was fired because of his outspoken beliefs, but he has filed a complaint with the Texas Workforce Commission alleging religious discrimination.

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  • Jenny

    This guy is right on! He spoke the truth. The problem is people don’t fear God, they fear man and don’t want the truth.

    In the days of Sodom and Gomorah they said,

    Stand aside, furthermore, they (the homosexuals) said, this one (Lot) came in as an alien and already he is acting like
    a judge; now we will treat you worse than them…..

    Basically don’t judge us. Those were the last words before Sodom got destroyed.

    Nothing new today, people don’t want to be judged, they want to be patted on the back as they go to hell.

  • Springer Rider

    God must owe Sodom and Gomorrah an apology if he lets this go unnoticed.

  • Max

    Used to be people would be fired for speaking lies. Now they are fired for speaking the truth. Not only that, they are stripped of their personal freedom and asked to prostitute themselves to their master satan’s lies. If that doesn’t sound like the end I don’t know what does.

    I’ve heard people say the mark of the beast is about some physical tracking or ID card…But I believe it has everything to do with passively accepting and following satan’s followers. If you join the pro-homosexual club, you can continue to make a living. If you don’t, prepare to be driven to poverty or perhaps eventually a death camp. I choose to put my faith in God–He has the power for victory over satan.

  • Crystal

    Wow – it’s true! Today people are fired for telling the truth. Society prefers to have their ears tickled by lies and to continue undisturbed on their path to hell. To my way of thinking, the only group discriminated against today is the Christian. Isn’t that wrong too?

  • Carl S.

    There are quite likely Christian homo-sexual people.We are all sinners,and do not have the power or priveledge to Judge anyone/ But,abmitting your sins,but constantly doing them over and over, does not put you in good standing with GOD.If you pray for GOD’S guidance and help,even same sex desires can be defeated, no different than any other afliction brought on by satan//

  • Canada

    Next worst after putting kittens in a bag and tossing them in a swimming pool to drown is homosexuality. Or is it the other way around? Whatever. Queen James “Bible”, what blasphemy. Of course it’s only goal is to justify the evil, sinful acts.

  • Abi

    I’d like to know how the Queen James “Bible” translates Leviticus 18:22, Romans 1:24-32, and 1 Corinthians 6:9. Homosexuality is sin.