Pastor Jay Bakker comes to Roanoke on May 13th!
Pastor Jay Bakker (son of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, founder of Revolution Church and host of This is Radiocast podcast) and comedian Kristen Becker (Founder of Dykes of Hazard Comedy) are teaming up for a second time in the name of equality.
Becker, an outspoken lesbian comedian, recently stumbled across a copy of the documentary, One Punk Under God, which featured Pastor Bakker and his church, Revolution Ministries. Becker was enthralled with Pastor Bakker’s personal revelation that the LGBT community was being unfairly shut out of their religious community. Seeing his genuine interest in doing what was right, and knowing that a large percentage of her Southern friends raised Christian were shut out of their own churches, Becker reached out to Bakker.
A few Twitter messages and emails later, Loosen the Bible Belt was born. This May, the pair will hop in a bio-diesel tour bus with some opening acts and a full band to spread love and laughter across the Bible Belt.
Bakker’s tattooed and pierced persona combined with Becker’s raucous and rowdy comedy promise to be a crowd-pleasing combo for those in the South who believe all are created equal. Expect a stand-up comedy show that stumbled upon a revival, and imagine it all happens in a bar. Bakker’s message of love and acceptance, balanced with Becker’s comedy (referred to as “bawdy and bold, served with a slice of Southern charm”), promises a night to remember. Loosen the Bible Belt will not only serve as entertainment, but will also create awareness for LGBTQ groups the good fight in these Southern states.
"Amazing show! Amazing message!!! Loved it!! Thank you gals and guys so much!" —LaDon Gaines
"Becker and her crew of creative creatures made me laugh. They made me think. And then they made me laugh harder. Definitely a belt loosener!!" —Laura-Ashley Overdyke