Article I Wrote for Religion Dispatches

Here is the link to the article I just wrote for Religion Dispatches. It’s a counter commentary to Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council, who wrote a guest article for the Washington Post. People need to know that not just LGBT people are tired of the same negative generalizations that only stir up further dissent.

I was offended by his article, and I hope my article brings justice to the conversation.

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).

  • Eugene

    “Bullies do attend church, Mr. Perkins—you’re one of them.”

    Now, that’s a strong statement. Unfortunately, I can’t say that it’s incorrect.

  • Andy

    I was bullied all through middle school and early high school. I was called every name in the book. I went to a conservative evangelical christian school. Most of the bullies were not part of a separated home and all went to church. I don’t buy that most bullies aren’t in church or part of a “whole” family.

  • Melissa

    Right on, Andrew. Really well said. Thank you for your heart. Blessings!