Archives for 2013

“I’m Sorry” Memphis

The following post is from Jimmy Cornfoot, The Marin Foundation’s Director of Community Relations, Memphis. We recently finished the third annual I’m Sorry Campaign in Memphis, TN, and I am once again reminded of the importance of creating an opportunity for Christians in Memphis to engage with our city’s LGBT community. The invisibility of our [Read More…]

On Coming Out as a Gay Christian

The following post is from Warren Perry, Aquatics Director of the Greenwich Water Club.   “Hi. My name is Warren, and I am a Christian and a gay man.” It’s like I am in confession. Since I was young, I struggled to feel like I truly belonged somewhere. I knew I was different. Whether it [Read More…]

The Difference between Forgetting and Forgiving

  This post is written by Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation Within the process of reconciliation there is a difference between forgetting and forgiving. When harm is done to someone, most of the time, and depending on the severity, they just want to forget that event(s) ever happened and move on [Read More…]

Love the Sin, Hate the Sinner… Or Something Like That

The following post is from Jason Bilbrey, our Director of Pastoral Care at The Marin Foundation. You can contact Jason with inquires connected to pastoral care at   You can read more from Jason at his blog, You’ve heard this aphorism a million times: “love the sinner, hate the sin.” I doubt there’s anyone [Read More…]

Living in the Tension – October 7

For our next upcoming Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, October 7, we’ll be discussing the way we engage with and talk about the disappointing, harmful, and negative news stories we come across online. Our news and social media feeds are regularly filled with stories featuring the latest pastor making inflammatory remarks about LGBT [Read More…]

Coming Out to Myself

The following post is from Brent Bailey, a Master of Divinity student at Abilene Christian University. You can find his blog at October 11 is National Coming Out Day, a date on my calendar that makes me tender for the courage of individuals taking the risk of stepping into greater transparency and wholeness. As more and more [Read More…]

Gay TV Host Hosts Salvation Army Event

  The following post is from Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation Recently HGTV designer and host, David Bromstad, has come under fire from LGBT and progressive partisan activists because as a gay man who is a strong advocate for gay marriage, he decided to host an event for the Salvation Army. [Read More…]

We Don’t Want to be Dinosaurs

The following post is from Laura Statesir, Director of Family and Youth at The Marin Foundation.  This month I made two amazing discoveries. First, they are filming another Jurassic Park movie called Jurassic World. For someone who quotes the line, “Hold on to your butts,” when anything exciting is about to happen, this is a great [Read More…]

Reconciliation Does Not Fix THE Problem

The following post is from Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation The core of reconciliatory engagement must always be love. Love, in such a pure form, that the self-giving nature, some would even say humiliation, of Christ, is the central point to one’s understanding of the ever-reaching ramifications of the incarnation. Our [Read More…]

How Are Churches Walking With Those Pursuing Celibacy?

The following post was written by Kevin Harris, our Director of Community Relations at The Marin Foundation. Are you aware of a church that holds onto a more traditional understanding of scripture and homosexuality that is proactively seeking to construct support systems and help create life-giving realities for gay and lesbian individuals in their congregations [Read More…]

Mind Your Words — They Have Meaning

The following post is by Trista L. Carr, Psy.D., is a Clinical Psychologist for a State Prison in the Central Valley of CA, a consultant for individuals and organizations, and a conference speaker. She completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA, where she was a research assistant for the Institute [Read More…]

God Loves Uganda — and you’re invited (to our private screening)

We told you Wednesday about your invitation to see God Loves Uganda, and we linked to the trailer so you could check it out for yourself. So today, briefly, here’s a bit more background: What is the film about? From the God Loves Uganda site:  God Loves Uganda explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda, where [Read More…]

You’re Invited to a Private Screening!

The Marin Foundation has secured a copy of award-winning documentary God Loves Uganda, and we’re pleased to be able to invite you to a private screening… so come join us for our next Living in the Tension gathering — at the movies! The screening takes place next week Friday, September 27 at 7 :15 pm [Read More…]

Coming Out of the Water

Warren Perry is the Aquatics Director at the Greenwich Water Club outside New York City, where he coaches swimmers, rowers, and triathletes. He also serves as a color commentator and analyst for the Atlantic Coast Conference Swimming Championships. It hasn’t always been this way. Walking on to the deck of this year’s Atlantic Coast Conference [Read More…]