Raunchy Swedish Bible not well received State Side

A Swedish version of the bible released in the United States hasn't been well received: apparently religious types don't like pictures of men kissing.

The Book, a modern take on the bible has resulted in protests from religious groups and creator Dag Söderberg receiving hate mail and death threats.

Pictures in The Book include Swedish model Victoria Silverstedt, burning men, and a photograph of two men making out.

The Book was released in Sweden in 2007 without a similar reaction, according to local press reports.

The Book is sold in the United States under the name Bible Illuminated: The Book. Buyers are invited to "bring a fresh perspective to our history and culture to a coffee table near you." A new edition, minus the controversial pictures is currently being printed.