Part 1: Video Interviews of 2010 Chicago Gay Pride Parade

Yesterday at the 2010 Chicago Gay Pride Parade The Marin Foundation was rolling almost 30 deep (consisting of the scope of our organization from secular LGBT people, to gay Christians to celibate to ex-gay to liberal and conservative straight Christians to secular straight people) who were all wearing black shirts with the words

I’m Sorry

in white across the chest. This was, the I’m Sorry from the Church Campaign 2010. The point was to talk, engage, apologize, demonstrate what true reconciliation looks like amongst our diverse group all the way to the broader community. We had our I’m Sorry posters, shirts and humble attitudes to bear witness to living our life and faith in such a way worth living (pictures to follow in subsequent posts).

Here is a news clip from last night done by CBS News in which we appeared and were interviewed. I actually was interviewed by the reporter for quite a while, and what actually showed up was only a brief moment. But none the less, the message was sent. (And yes, I will be hitting her up to see if she wants to do a full story on our work :) ).

Also, here is Video #1 – The Intro to our time yesterday:

Much love.

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 Us Versus Us: The Untold Story of Religion & the LGBT Community, will release June 2016. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and Christian involvement in reconciliation. He is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland where he is researching and teaching at the University of St. Andrews, earning his PhD in Divinity. 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).

  • Jon Trouten

    Oh, Andrew. You “self-described Christian”, you. Thanks for being there. 😛

    • Andrew Marin

      hahahahaha – that is exactly what I was thinking!

  • Adrianna Wright

    Way to be out there Andy!

  • adam mclane

    Love it. You need to bundle the shirts and signs for next year so we can all do the same at our local pride parades…

    • Andrew Marin

      What an idea! That’s awesome. So….. guess what we’ll be putting together for next year?

    • Andrew Marin

      Oh, does YS want to partner with us on this venture? :)

  • David Roberts

    Very cool, Andrew. Glad to see you have some helpers, too :)

    • Andrew Marin

      It was awesome. I didn’t know how people would react, but it was person after person after person coming up to us wanting to talk-cry-laugh-just feel loved. There was a huge crowd, and right there was a bunch of black shirts with white I’m Sorry! So great.