Step Up America


Finally! A government steps up on the Anti-Gay Uganda legislation by threatening to cut the $50 million in aid that is given to the Ugandan government per year if this Bill is not withdrawn.

Unfortunately, that country is not America, the most powerful country in the world. It’s Sweden!

Way to go Sweden. I’m very thankful for this decisive statement. It’s time for the United States government to do the same; and I am puzzled as to why they have been so silent? I love America. I love living here. We are the home of the brave and the land of the free. There is nothing more brave and nothing that promotes freedom more than standing up for an oppressed population’s dignity, and aiding in the basic human right to live.

Much love.

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About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation ( He is the award winning author of two books and a DVD curriculum, and his new book 86%: Groundbreaking Research on the LGBT Community and Religion, will release November 2015. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and theological aspects of reconciliation. He is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland where he is researching and teaching at the University of St. Andrews, earning his PhD in Constructive Theology and Ethics. His research focuses on the theology and praxis of social reconciliation between victims and their perpetrators. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).