Imagine one mistranslation of a word could change the course of history? Well… it did!
“1946: The Mistranslation that Shifted Culture” explores one of the greatest mysteries of our time, forever shifting our understanding of the Bible. The documentary follows devout researchers, Kathy Baldock and Ed Oxford, who work trace the origins of the anti-gay movement among Christians to a grave mistranslation in the biblical text.
“They find that the Revised Standard Version, published in 1946 was the first time the word “homosexual” appeared in any Bible, in any translation.”
The documentary also chronicles the discovery of never-before-seen archives at Yale University which unveil astonishing new revelations, and casts significant doubt on any biblical basis for LGBTQIA+ bias.
Watch the official trailer here:
The film was directed by Sharon “Rocky” Roggio, a filmmaker who grew up in a Christian household where her father, Pastor Sal Roggio, disapproved of her sexual orientation given his understanding of the Word of God.
Roggio said in a statement, “Biblical literalism has led to the marginalization of innumerable human beings, not just within the LGBTQIA+ community. I hope this film starts the necessary conversations that rids this bad theology from the church and from our homes.”
She explains that, “We must address this mistake with compassion and consideration as often our loved ones are our oppressors and the perpetrators of persecution because of this misinformation. This isn’t just a film for me. It’s an act of mercy, of justice, and of empathy, not only for those involved in the creation of the film, but for those we interviewed, for the audience who will watch it, and for myself as well. It’s an act of Grace.”
The film comes out Friday, December 1st at select theaters in New York, Los Angeles, and London. Get your tickets below!
NYC – Village East by Angelika – The 7:00pm showing on 12/1 will feature a Q&A following the 7pm show with Sharon Roggio, Jena Serbu and Jill Woodward
Los Angeles – Laemmle North Hollywood – December 1st, Danny Franzese of the YASS Jesus Podcast will moderate Q&As at the four screenings with Ed Oxford (subject) and Sabrina Merage Naim (EP). Dec. 7th Azariah Southworth of the YASS Jesus Podcast will moderate Q&As at the four screenings with Oxford (subject), Jena Serbu (writer-producer) and Sharon Roggio (director-producer). The 7:30pm screening will be full sessions but participants will be at the theater all day, both days.
London – Prince Charles Cinema – The showing on Sunday 3rd December Q&A will feature live intro with Executive Producer Daniel Karslake.