Conservative Christian groups and intellectuals are rejecting a recent claim that the latest version of the Christian Standard Bible has been edited to be more “gender neutral.” The Atlantic published a piece on Sunday that claimed that the theologically conservative Southern Baptist Convention was embracing a more gender-neutral version of the Good Book. “Although the CSB’s translation isn’t totally gender-neutral, it’s difficult to deny its significant deviations from

rigidly literal interpretation methods. Perhaps gender-inclusive would be a more accurate term,” argued the authors. “In the CSB, there are hundreds of verses that fall within the ‘gender-neutral’ category condemned in Southern Baptists’ own resolutions. Together, they provide an illustrative survey of the kinds of quietly progressive changes that have been inserted into this conservative denomination’s Bible translation.”  READ MORE