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1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture

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  • Sun, Jul 21

30-minute panel discussion with local religious leaders after the screening.

Director: Sharon Roggio Run Time: 92 min. Release Year: 2022

Starring: Dr. Trevor W. Thompson, Ed Oxford, Kathy Baldock, Pastor Salvatore Roggio, Sharon "Rocky" Roggio

Seeking to uncover the origins of the rabid homophobia of the conservative church, a gay seminary scholar and a straight activist make a shocking discovery: In 1946 an erroneous translation of the term homosexual in the Bible that has been weaponized against the LGBTQIA+ community ever since.

Varsity Cinema, the Affirming Congregations of Greater Des Moines, the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, and Capital City Pride bring you this documentary that reveals how the first use of the word homosexual in the Bible in 1946 was the “mistranslation that shifted a culture.” Join us to learn how this error occurred and how it spread. Then, stick around for a 30-minute panel discussion with local religious leaders who are actively working to build acceptance of LGBTQ+ people with a message of full welcome and inclusion. The panel will be moderated by Wes Mullins, Executive Director of Capital City Pride. (The Affirming Congregations of Greater Des Moines: Downtown Disciples, Capitol Hill Lutheran, Covenant Christian Church, the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa, Grace United Methodist, Heartland Presbyterian, New Beginnings Christian Church, Plymouth Congregational, St. Andrew’s Episcopal, St. James Lutheran, St John’s Lutheran, St. John’s United Methodist, St. Paul’s Episcopal, St. Timothy’s Episcopal, Urbandale United Church of Christ, and Walnut Hills United Methodist.)

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