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by threatening to cut the $50 million in aid that is given to the Ugandan government per year if this Bill is not withdrawn.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 author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation (2009), its interactive DVD curriculum (2011), and recently an academic ebook titled Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square (2013). Andrew is a regular contributor to a variety of media outlets and frequently lectures at universities around the world. 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. For twelve years he lived in the LGBT Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, and is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland, where he is teaching and researching at the University of St. Andrews earning his PhD in Constructive Theology with a focus on the Theology of Culture. Andrew's research centers on the cultural, political, and religious dynamics of reconciliation. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).