King James was a Mo
Yes, I know it was a big surprise to me also. I first read about it in Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil (the book). Then I did a little research. Seems he liked pretty young men around him in his court and was, uhm, well, what we gay men would call a top.
Why the KJV is the most homophobic translation is a puzzle. It could be that there were so many in the church who hated King James, especially clergy, who wanted more independence for the church. It could also be simply, as in Shakespeare, that a "sodomite" was the lowest insult to sling at a man. I assume you know the word 'faggot' also derives from this same period of history when gay men were regularly burned at the stake.
What insanity it is to elevate the pre-modern cultural norms of King James or Moses to an absolute social standard!
god over me, god before me, god behind me; on thy path, o god, thou in my steps...