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 the award winning author of two books and a DVD curriculum, and his new book 86%: Groundbreaking Research on the LGBT Community and Religion, will release November 2015. 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. He is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland where he is researching and teaching at the University of St. Andrews, earning his PhD in Constructive Theology and Ethics. 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).

  • 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!