"Falzon sets out to remedy Biblical ignorance by writing an entertaining, contemporary retelling of the Bible’s first five books using modern colloquial English. The successful result, intended to enlighten and educate, is a hilariously faithful summary." -- The Front Page Online
I was born in Sydney, city of sinners. In the mid-80s, my family moved North to Brisbane, city of slow-driving sinners. Raised Catholic, I came to my senses in my teens, partly because I found religion to be utterly boring, and partly because I discovered that girls were generally more worthy of my attention.
My interest in religion was rekindled to a certain extent when I, quite accidentally, went on a date with a Born-Again Christian. The interest wasn't spiritual, but rather social. It was strange to me that an intelligent, super-hot girl was so caught up in this thing called the Bible... which we began to read at the end of our first date. Not the best first-date in history.
So I started reading the Bible... and stopped shortly after, because it is, after all, a very long and boring book. It remains my considered opinion that, whether or not it is God's inspired Word, the Bible is quite possibly the worst-written piece of literature still in print today.
Inspired, though, by the potential of the stories that were buried under the tragic narrative style and twelve-hundred-year-long begat-a-thons, I set out to paraphrase the Good Book in a more readable way. Seven years later, Being Gay is Disgusting was born. Yes, seven years; I'm that lazy.
What people are saying about me... behind my back!
Amazing guy with an amazing talent" - Paul, Australia
Falzon’s accessible and jokey paraphrasing makes the Bible's inglorious parts impossible to ignore - The Front Page Online
Some of it... is just completely dishonourable." - Lauren, USA
Are you sure he's not gay?" - Gay guy
I have no son!" - Edward's father
Well, don't just sit there; say hello!