In the midst of surprising his Twitter followers with a surprise ticket giveaway to a sold out Harry Styles concert, comedian Elijah Daniel spoke with Billboard about his “Gayer” Bible. It only took the YouTube personality a combined 12 hours (in just two days) to write The Holy Bible ... But Gayer. And within hours, Amazon briefly banned the novel, citing a copyright issue -- though that didn’t stop Daniel from selling more copies on his personal website.
Speaking about the book's now-viral concept, the son of a "super religious family" and pastor father explains to Billboard that he had this idea for a while. After tweeting out his pitch -- and receiving subsequent online flack -- the former one-day Mayor of Hell, Michigan felt he held enough controversy to follow through with his plan. Going through “all the controversial verses” in the actual Bible, Daniel changed characters and settings, using a Mad Libs approach.