Jesus, Don’t Let Me Die Before I’ve Had Sex

Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with Chris Pack, Producer for Jesus, Don’t Let Me Die Before I’ve Had Sex. After meeting with me, Chris proposed to my long time friend, Pamela, who was among the first participants of our Living in the Tension gatherings here in Chicago. Chris shares my heart for reconciliation: building bridges, loving people and living in the tension.  

I am excited to be participating with his team’s feature-length documentary film, Jesus Don’t Let Me Die Before I’ve Had Sex. Chris and his team desire to promote authentic, open and balanced discussion with all sides about the topic of sex primarily as it has been discussed in the Evangelical Church. Check out the trailer here their Kickstarter funding campaign to help them get this important conversation about sex, church, and culture out there at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/givemesexjesus/jesus-dont-let-me-die-before-ive-had-sex. Along with helping to get this project off the ground, a donation of $25 or more will get you a HD Digital Download of the film when it is available as a resource for you and/or your own church community.
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You can check out a short excerpt from their Kickstarter page below to read a little more about the film and who will be featured.
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What’s the movie about?

Jesus, Don’t Let Me Die Before I’ve Had Sex will be a feature-length documentary examining the sexual teachings of the Evangelical Church and exploring the undercurrent of idealism that leaves many people feeling frustrated and confused. Told in an honest and fair fashion, the movie will paint a picture of what is taught explicitly and implicitly by showing how churchgoers react to those teachings through anecdotes of first kisses, chastity rallies and secret obsessions. Along side these stories will be interviews of pastors reflecting on their own teachings, as well historians and sociologists diagramming the evolution of sexual teaching in the Church. Intercut throughout will be poignant stop-motion animation bringing to life the pain, joy, triumph and sorrow of our interviewees.

Who will be featured in the documentary?

We are in talks with prominent evangelical leaders, gay rights activists, pro-abstinence advocates, Christians turned Atheists, leaders of major seminaries, influential Christians authors, former Christian musicians, Yale historians, University of Michigan sociologists, both promiscuous and celibate Christians, sex therapists… all sharing their views of what is going on in our society, the historical events and philosophical shifts that led us here, and how we can find a way forward.

Much love.

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About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation (www.themarinfoundation.org). 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).

  • Jack Harris

    So the only two choices are promiscuous and celibate gays? I hope they expand that to include more than that among the gay community. What about the married gay folks?

  • http://craigweber78@gmail.com Craig

    Hi, I’m one of the gays in the film. I’m neither promiscuous nor celibate; I’m not sure how you came to that conclusion. I’ve been in a healthy relationship for around five years now.


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