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.

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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).

  • Jon Trouten

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

    • 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.