Movie Matinee

1946: The Mistranslation that Shifted Culture

What if the word ‘homosexual’ was never meant to be in the bible? A gay seminary scholar and a straight activist, both of them Evangelicals, trace the origins of the anti-gay movement, common in Evangelical and other Christian denominations, and the harmful homophobia created by this movement. They discovered correspondence that confirmed the word ‘homosexual’ was erroneously translated into the bible in 1946, and as a result has been weaponized against the queer community as a ‘sacred weapon’, even since.

This documentary movie is centred on 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 and the mistranslation that occurred in 1946 of two words, taken out of context to time and meaning. The movie further explores the realization of the mistranslation by the committee overseeing the translations, through the correspondence of the Chairman Luther Weigle and a young Canadian religious scholar, David Fearon (who became a United Church Minister) in the fall of 1959.

The realization of the mistranslation and the final understanding that the more accurate term and reasoning of it should be interpreted as being a sexual perversion of a heterosexual behaviour and not intended to describe a group of people who were homosexual, is followed by a vote in 1961, of that translation board, in favour of the change, and how it was ignored by Evangelical religious groups and in future bible printings these groups used.

As of March 2024, this documentary movie has not been shown in New Brunswick and the Rainbow Crosswalk is the first Pride Group to bring this to the province.

Please check out the trailer:

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Events, Happenings, and Going-Ons!

June 2024 is our first month-long pride celebration. Check back with us to see the updated events as we confirm them.

Woodstock is the place to be on October 28, 2023.

The Haus of Toodeep is presenting a Spooky Skelebration Drag Show & Dance.

The Rainbow Crosswalk will be holding a 50/50 draw as a fundraiser during this event. Depending on funds raised, you could be leaving with a great treat... and we promise that is not trick!

Drag Time Story Hour

The Rainbow Crosswalk is pleased to host a morning Drag Queen Story Time where children can dress up and bring their parents along for some wholesome and inclusive fun while learning the joy of reading in a safe space.

Tuesday, October 31st at 10:30am

LP Fisher Library, Woodstock, NB

Barb Wire

So you think you know all about Drag Queens? Let us introduce you to Barb Wire.

Barbara Ponderosa Wire is an Acadian drag queen who knits and crochets (just like her grandmother taught her,) except that instead of using the patterns her grandmother taught her, Barb makes crochet pieces for drag, inspired by ideals of femininity, extraterrestrials, creatures, art and Acadian culture. She is known for her energetic and often humorous performances. The artist behind Barb also teaches workshops on drag, creates costumes for drag queens, works as an educator, is a film maker and actor. She is a multidisciplinary artist that is funny and down to earth.