Andrew Interviews Everyday, Non-Christian, High Schooler

In this video I interview Lindsey, your everyday, non-Christian, high school girl about her school’s Gay-Straight Alliance, Christianity and the relationship between the Christian kids and the LGBT kids in her high school.

This is the perfect example of the type of youth that is pervasive in our culture today (or for you youth pastors – the type of youth we’re supposed to be reaching!). She has an interesting take on homosexuality and the Christian faith, and something tells me it’s completely the norm among our country’s youth.

What do you think about what she said?

Much love.

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).

  • Mrs T

    Nice to know that the Christians at her school didn’t act badly toward gays.[At least that's what I understood - there was a lot of background noise!]
    Yeah for Iowa State! My son went there & it’s such a nice place.

  • High Hopes

    People should be free to be what they want to be …………….. ‘for who they are’.

    I liked a lot of what she shared and am challenged by the above excerpt from her sharing because (to me) it shows the lack of understanding that exists even among those that are accepting and tolerant.

    We still have our work cut out.