2009 Gay Pride Parade Video 9 of 11

In this video I get yelled at and told I’m going to hell. The protestors thought I was gay. When I told them I wasn’t gay and went to a conservative seminary, I was still told I’m going to hell.

One thing to notice about half way through the video, the guy with the megaphone kept yelling:

“Sick, Sick, Sick”

Does that really work? Maybe it’s just me, but that does absolutely no good—for anyone.

Much love.

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  • Jimmy

    And Christ is hanging on that tree saying, "Forgive them, Father, for they do not know what they do."I think you live a life that hardly anybody else could ever live.

  • Crystal

    Wow….that is really sad….The sounds and video are something of a resemblance to a war zone…

  • saredn

    This is the stuff that breaks my heart. Thank you for the work you do!

  • Jami

    "Thank you for an opportunity to learn and to love" Amen.

  • Anonymous

    How can they say all are sinners, & then don't think gays can be saved?
    Thanks for being there!

  • just joe

    hey Andrew, I was moved and inspired by you and your video.

    Here is what I posted on my own blog :

    Covenant Thinklings
    please, please do me a favor and go to Andrew Marin's web site and watch his home video of a gay parade.

    make sure you watch it until the end when he weeps and prays.

    This guy inspires me and puts me to shame. I honestly don’t know how he does it. Where I get pissed, sullen and sarcastic, he weeps and prays for both communities: Christians and gays, even as the christians are shouting at him and telling him he is going to hell. I would have given them the finger.

    I feel humbled and embarrassed at my own wimpy—whinny moods. It is guys like this that will lead us through this kairos moment into agape epochal transition.

  • lbcarizona

    Oh Andy, that video hurt so deeply to watch. I've looked at those groups before and thought they were doing right.By living your life as a testimony in this bridge-building effort, you are teaching me SO much. So much, brother.Much love,linda

  • David

    Andrew,I just watched this video for the first time. I am weeping. My heart breaks with deep, deep sadness. Thank you for opening up the discussion.Dave.

  • Da Mouse

    Oh man….thanks for posting this. It makes me so upset, especially to think that a lot of that looks like me and looks like most of my ultra-conservative family… The more I follow your blog, and now that I've read your book, I feel like I've got to do something, too. You said you're just one man trying to do something, trying to learn, well, I would safely now say you're not alone. 🙂

  • Darlene

    I wonder what it was that caused them to be drawn to Christ??? Was it someone beating them over the head and yelling at them that encouraged THEM to be Christians? I am thinking it probably wasn't. So why would they think that God is calling them to be just plain mean to people to get them to change direction. I am always baffled by this stuff!

  • Christin

    I watched this video twice and cried both times. My heart is broken for both LGBT and the Christian community. I don't understand how anyone can watch this and think this is what Jesus would do…I just dont get it. As Christians, we CANNOT tolerate this hate. We have to take a stand to make a change. It is our responsibility to love…let's show it.

  • chrishydeonline

    That makes me sick and breaks my heart!

  • Tony's 2 Cents

    Dude, I wish I could have been there with you..I will go some day. Love your heart! Love our God! Love his created people!tony