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Monday, Feb 26, 7:00 pm

PFLAG Skagit presents a FREE screening of the documentary 1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture.

1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture is a feature documentary that follows the story of tireless researchers who trace the origins of the anti-gay movement among Christians to a grave mistranslation of the Bible in 1946.

It 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+ prejudice. Featuring commentary from prominent scholars as well as opposing pastors, including the personal stories of the film’s creators, 1946 is at once challenging, enlightening, and inspiring. 

1946's director, Sharon "Rocky" Roggio is no stranger to the implications of a life completely affected by the predominant modern interpretations of the Bible. Growing up lesbian in a Christian household, with a pastor for a father, has prepared her for this expansive undertaking. Rocky’s experience of anti-gay biblical teachings has been incredibly traumatic. She is a strong voice among the growing chorus of LGBTQIA+ Christians who want to cure the world of this damaging narrative. This film is part of her attempts to reconcile a relationship with her family and begin to heal.

"Must-see." --Indie Wire


United States | English | 2022 | Documentary | 92 minutes | NR


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Admission is FREE and open to all. Donations to PFLAG Skagit are accepted.