Speaking Out: Faith and Sexuality - The Wild Goose Festival 2011

People of faith and spirituality have long grappled with issues surrounding sexuality. At the recent Wild Goose Festival, speakers discussed the Emerging Church's attitude toward the LGBTQ community. "There's a 300 pound gorilla in the room, let's talk about it," said Jay Bakker, a co-pastor at the Brooklyn-based Revolution NYC church. Wild Goose organizers identify with the Emerging Church, an anti-hierarchy, pro-social justice Christian movement that looks at biblical texts as being more fluid than in the past, all in response to generational and cultural changes.  Learn more about the Wild Goose Festival.

July 24th, 2011 00:17 am


These are great videos! Thank you for posting them. 

I just have one criticism of this video: It's too bad you didn't talk to more of the people who were actually speaking on sexuality and spirituality at Wild Goose Festival (besides Jay Bakker, who spoke on one of the sexuality panels). None of the people you interviewed were LGBTQ voices who were present at Wild Goose and who made significant contributions at the festival. It's very regrettable that their voices were not equally represented in this particular video recap.

July 21st, 2011 17:25 pm

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