Listen: The Last Words of a Dying Man to the Church

Since Love is an Orientation started to get some notoriety I have been asked quite a few times to endorse people’s forthcoming books. I have learned that there are three main philosophies on giving endorsements, and I list them in descending order from most popular philosophy to least popular: 1. Endorse every book asked of [Read More...]

Another Unreal Review

Don’t know how I missed this one either! Guess life goes on when you’re in another country… I’m blessed to have read this. The conversation over there is poppin’! Rachel Held Evans wrote this review. I have never met her, but I continue to hear great things about her upcoming book. Holla! Much love. [Read more...]

Awesome Review of my Book & Interview

The ever-present and big-time blogger Nicole Wick got a hold of my book, read it, loved it, interviewed me about it (and asked me 2 questions I’ve never been asked before), and out came this! Soooo cool. Much love. [Read more...]

Hear No Evil by Matthew Paul Turner

I don’t know Matthew Paul Turner. I’ve never talked to him nor have I ever met him—but I now feel like he’s my BFF! Reading Hear No Evil is literally like having a conversation with your best friend. It’s full of comfort, humor and extreme awkwardness, and that’s only the first couple of pages. Why [Read More...]

Are Gay Equality Rigths Orgs Really Fighting for Equality?

Last year I went to speak in Mississippi and that was the first time I had ever been to that State. As soon as I stepped off the plane I realized that the Mississippi state flag still has the Confederate Flag in it (see picture above)! Seriously Mississippi, it’s 2010. Anyway, I’m sure by now [Read More...]

Email Response from Ex-Gay Leader Andy Comiskey Regarding Child Molestation

If you have been following along here and here, this is the exact email Andy Comiskey wrote in repsonse to my email to him: Dear Andrew, I am glad to clear up any confusion which has surfaced due to my post.  While I commend your sincerity in seeking my ‘full transparency,’ I think many of your [Read More...]

Public Email to Andy Comiskey in Light of Child Molestation Made Public

In light of the recent post about learning of multiple child molestations occurring in Andy Comiskey’s ex-gay ministry, Desert Stream Minitries, and how offended I was by his telling of the story (which can be seen on this link), here is the email I just sent to him to let him give us his full [Read More...]

Child Sexual Molestation in Ex-Gay Group

How my heart breaks right now. I was just alerted by a friend to a blog post written this month by Andy Comisky, director of the well known ex-gay Desert Stream Ministires (whose curriculum is used by many churches, such as bestselling author and pastor John Ortberg’s church, Menlo Park), that describes how a staff member “intrinsic [Read More...]

Live Interview Tonight on GLBT Radio Program: The Gay Agenda

Tonight from 7-8pm CST I will be a live guest on James Hipps call-in radio program, The Gay Agenda. You can listen live and call-in live here. Prayers are appriciated. I have no idea what we’ll talk about tonight or where the Q&A will go, but this is such a humbled honor to be on [Read More...]

Powerful Implementation of Bridge Building

The following is written by Joel Diaz (host of the podcast Youth Hacks and here is his personal website). When he told me his story based on hearing me speak and reading my book, my heart was taken back. This is so exciting! Go on with you bad self Joel! Much love brother. “This journey began a few [Read More...]

Getting Attacked is like Riding a Bike

Yep, that’s what I feel it’s like. Let’s be honest, I’ve been on a really good run recently with great reviews/conversations/interviews/commentaries/mentions/quotes/etc about my book and work. I’m not naive enough to think this will continue forever. :)   And it hasn’t. And recently, it really hasn’t. But here’s what I’ve realized through this recent wave of [Read More...]

Podcast of Me with Tony G

Back in August 2009 on a West Coast swing through Orange County and San Fransisco one of my stops was speaking at Peninsula Covenant Church (PCC) in Northern California. While I was there I also taped this podcast with Tony Gapastione (you can also find Tony on Facebook and Twitter @tonygapastione) in PCC’s sweet recording studio in their church! [Read More...]

One of the Most Humbling Things Written About Me

My friend Chris Heuertz recently wrote something for Duke Divinity Faith and Leadership. You can see it here. In it, Chris is talking about me, and in reading it, it really touched my soul. I committed my life to playing baseball (I played Division I in college) and improving my abilities through the hard work that [Read More...]

A Whole General Session Devoted to “Exposing” Me

This video is from a recent United Kingdom Anglican Conference that occurred last week. One of their main stage sessions was titled: Evaluating the “Love is all you need” approach of Andrew Marin Yep, that’s right … they had a whole General Session on me, how I live my life, my book, and my theological [Read More...]