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Thank you for taking this policy into consideration before commenting on Love Is An Orientation:

Comments are welcome. So are disagreements. However I will delete comments that are irrelevant, too long, off topic, trashing others, selling things, and especially those that reject the dignity and validity of any commenter, or myself.

A primary commenting rule is to share what you believe while not belaboring a point with the intention of converting others to your worldview or away from their own.

Comments that denigrate the discussion itself or participants in the discussion, will be deleted immediately. You do not need to be obnoxious, mean or profane.

If your comments are obstructive to the conversation, I will delete them. I also have no problem banning commenters that consistently show they offer no positive contribution to the discussion. I have a large audience and I keep a close eye on the comments so we can all have a civil discussion. I do not have any commitment to absolute free speech on my blog. This blog is an important medium to have safe discussions about the most heated topic within today’s culture, and I will not allow others to denigrate or manipulate someone’s ability to be open, honest and transparent—no matter where they are coming from. You may participate, but I do not sponsor wars, slander, threats or pointless arguments.

I’m not a perfect moderator, so if you want to accuse me of being hypocritical or inconsistent, I already agree.

I will owe no explanation to why I delete comments from here on out, as the groundwork is laid for peaceful and productive dialogue.

I will try to respond to comments and questions as much as I can, but there is no guarantee any comments or questions will be responded to.

*I was given permission to use the following Comment Policy from my late friend Michael Spencer, the Internet Monk (and buy his great book here), and adapted them slightly from his blog to fit Love Is An Orientation.

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).


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