An annual progressive Christian festival that draws oldline Protestants and disaffected former evangelicals will feature workshops on transgenderism and “Intersex” next month.
See Wild Goose Festival Migrates through Turbulent Issues of Transgenderism, Intersex. These people claim the name of Christ. They are wolves in sheep’s clothing. It is your basic rebellion against God. They can play the “we’re Christians” card because weak-willed Bible-believers wouldn’t kick them out of the church years ago.
Inspired by Britain’s annual Greenbelt festival, the Wild Goose Festival brings performers, yoga practitioners, speakers and artists to a multi-day campout in the mountains of western North Carolina August 8-11. In its first two years, Wild Goose speakers promoted an assortment of liberal causes – peppered with sharp critiques of Southern Baptists and other conservative evangelicals.
Wild Goose has broached issues of human sexuality before, welcoming gay and lesbian speakers and exhibitors in 2011 and 2012. The unofficial United Methodist Reconciling Ministries Network will have a presence at Wild Goose this year, and former Contemporary Christian Music artist Jennifer Knapp has brought her “Inside Out Faith” program to the festival. Tony Campolo and his wife Peggy have also spoken at Wild Goose about the church’s response to homosexuality.
In 2013, Wild Goose is apparently getting wilder. Among the workshops highlighted at next month’s gathering will be a talk by Asher Kolieboi, co-founder of the Legalize Trans* campaign, on creating “trans* inclusive faith communities.” Kolieboi’s talk will be entitled “Galatians 3:28,” referencing the verse “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
If they loved “trans” people they would tell them the truth. But they love themselves and their popularity more than they love others, and they follow the world, not God. Anyone who interprets Galatians 3:28 that way should be ignored. That is comically bad exegesis, even for a theological Liberal.
Via Role Playing at Wild Goose, the IRD analyzes what the false teachers at the Wild Goose Festival really care about. A member of false teacher Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis’ Sojourners group led a “liturgy.”
The audience broke out into groups of three. The first person was a high schooler named “Paul” or “Paula,” who had been born and raised in America knowing only English as their primary language. The second person represented their parent, a Honduran refugee who escaped political turmoil during the 1980s and now actively participates in the PTA, church, and their child’s life. Person #3 is where things got interesting. This person represented the nasty, scary DHS immigration enforcement official whose organization’s EVIL agenda tears families apart (some exaggeration here, but that was exactly the kind of pathos elicited).
The official separated parent from child since said parent had overstayed his or her legal time in the U.S., effectively breaking the law for over twenty years or so. The whole scenario was assuredly intended to encourage participants to “cry out for justice” (though the rule of law evidently wasn’t a strong concern for the drama, at least). Later on, the Sojo spokespeople praised the current administration’s executive order to stop deporting illegal immigrants. Various immigration advocates hope that this will lead to liberalized paths to citizenship, especially for the young and law-abiding. Since the president’s unilateral decision remains constitutionally dubious, some American citizens hope that any reforms in this area would be decided in the legislative rather than executive sphere and would be well-enforced by the executive branch. If constitutional restraints give way completely, the future of American government (especially regarding what liberty is left to the country’s citizens, regardless of religious creed) would be rather bleak.
Since the #1 mission of Sojourners is supposedly “social justice,” perhaps their liturgy should have involved someone representing the innocent but unwanted unborn — 3,000+ of which get destroyed every day in this country. That’s the real social injustice, and the ones that Wallis and his politics-disguised-as-religion group are silent on.