Did you know that the term “homosexual” wasn’t present in any Bible translation, in any language, until 1946? Despite all my theological training, this fact came as a surprise to me. This insight, among others, is explored in the new groundbreaking documentary, 1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture.

According to promotional material, the film “traces the origins of anti-gay rhetoric to a significant mistranslation of the Bible.” Through recently unearthed archives at Yale University, the film unveils astonishing revelations that cast significant doubt on any biblical basis for LGBTQIA+ discrimination.

1946 has garnered acclaim, winning prestigious awards such as Best of Fest at the Palm Springs International Film Festival 2023 and Audience Choice for Best Film at the Cleveland International Film Festival 2023.

Since learning about the film a few months back, I’ve been eager to see it. Now, we have the opportunity to watch it together. Our LGBTQ & Friends Community Group is hosting a viewing of 1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture on Sunday, March 24, at 5:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Expect an evening of thought-provoking insights into matters of faith and inclusivity and engaging discussions. I’m looking forward to seeing you there! Let us know to expect you: https://forms.gle/8dD5d7gaq3SnDRgv8 For more information, email Matt Rollins, Minister of Community Engagement, at matt.rollins@firstbaptistgreenville.com.

Just in case you are unaware: The LGBTQ & Friends Community Group at First Baptist Greenville is a community for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, gender fluid, queer and questioning individuals, as well as straight allies, which provides social, spiritual and emotional support for people who identify as LGBTQ and their friends. The group meets on the fourth Sunday of every month at 5:00pm.


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