James Frey's Latest Creation: Pro-Choice, Pro-Gay Jesus

Once Oprah's enemy, now Christians'?
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2009 11:55 AM CDT
In this May 14, 2008 file photo, Author James Frey listens during an interview before a book signing in New York.   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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(Newser) – James Frey pissed off a lot of people—including Oprah—when his “memoir” A Million Little Pieces was exposed as fictional—but his new book might spark even more ire. Illumination: The Final Testament of the Holy Bible features a Messiah who marries gays, impregnates a teen, and later takes her to have an abortion—and compares the Old and New Testaments to comic books, the New York Post reports.

“It's a theoretical third book of the Bible, one version of what it might be like if the Messiah, or Christ, actually showed up on the streets of contemporary New York,” Frey says.