Red Letter Christianity TV Interview

Andrew Marin was recently featured on an episode of the Red Letter Christianity TV show with Tony Campolo and Mark Lowry. You can check it out by clicking on the photo of the show below.

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).

  • TinaC

    Andrew- I know you’re doing some tough stuff and are practicing living in the tension. Getting everyone to agree on everything isn’t going to happen, so it’s good to learn to live in the midst of the mess & try to love one another better.

    It’s good to hear a Christian say they are there to “listen and learn.” That’s great and we’d all do well to work at offering the gift of listening. Also, hearing that you get the pain that Christians cause/d GLBT folks tells me that you are listening.

    I did have a question with something you mentioned – can you talk about your choice to partner w/ Yarhouse and Bailey?

    Bailey’s research misconduct charges and labeling (the hypothetical) selection for fetal sexual orientation “morally neutral” = Sketchy (to say the least).

    Also sketchy- Yarhouse’s longitudinal study on ex-gays has been called “junk science.” From what I can find online, it was not peer-reviewed and was rejected by the APA. There is a list of problems with it.

    My concerns w/ Bailey & Yarhouse:
    1. bad track record w/ scientific studies
    2. bad reputation among the GLBT community/blogosphere
    3. continuing w/ the penchant Christians have for using junk science to bolster their position, which adds confusion, misinformation & resentment to the mix.

    To be clear, I’m not calling your current research junk science. But that seems to be the reputation of their past work. If nothing else, it will be a hurdle to overcome.

    How do you see it? Have I missed something? …this was not comfortable to ask, but I figure if I’M asking it, then others are as well. Thanks!

  • Sam in San Diego

    Great interview Andrew! I love Tony Campolo and his wife is a real gem. When you get the time, I’d also be interested in your response to TinaC.