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

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July 22, 2011 AT 3:24 PM
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.