Living in the Tension Gathering – Mon. June 3

In the midst of the Supreme Court hearings related to Proposition 8 and DOMA, Time magazine discussed how quickly the gay rights movement has shifted and declared same-sex marriage is the nation’s inevitable future: “Yesterday’s impossible now looks like tomorrow’s inevitable.” Is marriage equality an inevitable outcome in our country? In light of our historical awareness of past equality movements and the shape of the gay rights movements, along with our future predictions of where our nation is headed, how do we coexist with those who support change and with those who resist change? What are the assumptions behind and the effects of making a statement like, “You’re on the wrong side of history,” or using words like “bigot”?

For our upcoming Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, June 3, we will be discussing some of these questions. We will be meeting in our regular spot on 5255 N Ashland Ave. in Room 124 at 7pm. If you’re available beforehand, we’ll be gathering at Lady Gregory’s on 5260 N Clark St. at 5:15pm to hang out and have a bite to eat.

We hope to see you there!

Much love.

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 Us Versus Us: The Untold Story of Religion & the LGBT Community, will release June 2016. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and Christian involvement in reconciliation. He is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland where he is researching and teaching at the University of St. Andrews, earning his PhD in Divinity. 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).