Inside a documentary's shocking claim 'homosexual' in the Bible is a 'mistranslation'

Bibles sit inside a church pew holder.
Bibles sit inside a church pew holder. | American Bible Society/Douglass Nottage

A new documentary purportedly claims a biblical mistranslation is the main reason Christians believe homosexuality is sinful. Here’s a bit more on the story:

The film, "1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture," directed by self-identified “lesbian Christian” Sharon “Rocky” Roggio, attempts to chronicle how the word “homosexual” came to be used in the pages in Scripture and purports to offer “recently unearthed evidence that challenges deeply-held beliefs about LGBTQ+ people and their place in God’s kingdom.”

According to Roggio, the word homosexual didn't appear in any version of the Bible until 1946, when translators for the Revised Standard Version (RSV) used it in their translation of 1 Corinthians 6:9.

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