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What happens when you put an evangelical minister and a lesbian comedian together in a van?
An event for anyone who believes that love and laughter can change the world.
The fight for civil rights is in full force in 2017, with a slew of discriminatory laws rearing their ugly heads in Southern states all over the U.S. People of the LGBT community are the targets in this current culture war, and now is the time for people who believe in equality for everyone to stand on the right side of history. Comedian Kristen Becker (founder, Dykes of Hazard Comedy) and Pastor Jay Bakker (founder, Revolution Church, host of This is Radiocast) believe it’s entirely possible to smooth over the rifts in an ever-increasingly divided society through the use of human elements that never discriminate: love and laughter.
Today I have the privilege to speak to Kristen Becker and Jay Bakker about their unlikely pairing with Loosen The Bible Belt and how this tour is changing lives through love and laughter.
About Jay Bakker:
Jay Bakker lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he is pastor of Revolution, a church that meets in a bowling alley and has a worldwide online audience. Jay speaks to congregations and other groups all over the country about faith, grace, and his experiences with the underbelly of life and Christianity. Jay has authored the books Fall to Grace, Son of A Preacher Man, as well as his most recent title, Faith, Doubt, and Other Lines I’ve Crossed: Walking with the Unknown God.
About Kristen Becker:
Kristen Becker is a dyke comic tour de force. Named “One of America’s Funniest Lesbians” by CURVE Magazine—in a tie for #8 with Lily Tomlin—Becker beat sixty male contestants to take the title at the 2006 Queen City Comedy Competition in Toronto. The creator, fearless leader, and host of Dykes of Hazard, Becker’s brazen attitude and keen eye for irony leaves audiences— both gay and straight— cheering for more. Becker has opened for national comedy acts like Doug Stanhope, Josh Blue (winner of Last Comic Standing), and singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco, and has become one of queer comedy’s most popular comedians. She has been featured in Pride events across the US and Canada.
- Opening/Closing music by Candlepark Stars
- “A Quiet Storm” by Slow Dancing Society from the album EP I: Lilac Lullabies
- “We Give And We Get” by Candlepark Stars from the album We Give And We Get.
- “Spiral” by Khovatic from the album Isolate.
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