I’m Going to Gay Wedding Today

This weekend Brenda and I are going to a wedding in Iowa … for a friend of ours who is getting legally married to his husband. We go because this is another way to tangibly show our love in unique ways to our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters. Here is my reasoning why. What [Read More...]

Part 5: United Kingdom

What differences do you see between the UK and the US regarding the topic of homosexuality and the response of the churches? I will be very clear on this. Right now the UK has a unique opportunity to potentially model for the rest of the world how to properly address and work within the tensions [Read More...]

Part 4: United Kingdom

Over the next couple of days I will be posting a Q & A I did with Dr. Andrew Goddard, Professor of Christian Ethics at Trinity College, and editor of the UK’s Anvil Theological Journal. He asked me 14 questions, some of which you all have heard me answer before. So instead of posting any repeated [Read More...]

Part 3: United Kingdom

One of the days I was in London I had the privilege of speaking at the Salvation Army International Headquarters to a wide variety of British clergy, pastors, denominational heads, theologians, authors and some overall movers and shakers. Beyond such a great opportunity, the unique part to that day was immediately after I had the [Read More...]

Part 2: United Kingdom

The very first thing out of their mouths: “The world would be a better place without religion.” Ouch. One of the next things they said after I asked what have their experiences been with Christians: “I haven’t really had any experiences with Christians.” Ouch again. Here in the States we constantly hear that England is [Read More...]

Another Award!

Wow. I can’t say anymore than I’ve already said about how unexpected and special this whole book thing has been, both in regards to the impact that it has had and how it has been received by both the GLBT (secular and religious) and conservative religious communities. Love is an Orientation just recieved its third award, being listed in a [Read More...]

Gay Publication Reviews My Book

Here is a link I just saw from the Dallas Voice (“The Premier Media Source for LGBT Texas” ), who printed a review of my book back in August. I was very humbled by the author, a gay Jewish man, honest assessment of where he thought I was coming from. I know he doesn’t agree with some of what I [Read More...]

Step Up America

Finally! A government steps up on the Anti-Gay Uganda legislation by threatening to cut the $50 million in aid that is given to the Ugandan government per year if this Bill is not withdrawn. Unfortunately, that country is not America, the most powerful country in the world. It’s Sweden! Way to go Sweden. I’m very thankful [Read More...]

Youth Worker Journal Interview

Last month while speaking in Cincy at the National Youth Worker Convention the Youth Worker Journal stopped me (coincidentally minutes before I had to be filmed teaching two classes for almost six consecutive hours!) for an interview to talk about what it means to have gay or lesbian kids in your youth group, and where the broader church can make [Read More...]

BREAKING NEWS IN UGANDA

What you see below is a recent important development. A good friend of mine is a very influential person with connections to not only the Ugandan government, but The Church of Uganda as well (yes, I have been trying to work through them to arrange meetings to speak to the Ugandan leaders pushing this legislation [Read More...]

Something as Too Gay?

It is well documented that I LOVE American Idol, and I constantly voted for Adam Lambert this past season. Here is an article from yesterday that said the handlers from the American Idol runner up were nervous that the gay publication, OUT, was making Lambert look “too gay”. They were so nervous because they think it [Read More...]

Uganda: World Day of Prayer

This is a reminder to pray today for Uganda and the Anti-Homosexual Bill. As far as we know, there are over 1,000 people from all over the world who have confirmed to be a part of this prayer day today. Here are the prayer points: 1. That this legislation be thrown out 2. For protection [Read More...]

Part 2: Andrew Interviews Phyllis Tickle

Here is Part 1 of the interview, with links to Phyllis’ books, bio and website. This video is Part 2 which answers the question, What does Phyllis Tickle communicate to her congregation, that is 80% GLBT, about straight Christians and Christianity in general? What do you think about what she said? Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]

Part 1: Andrew Interviews Phyllis Tickle

I had the opportunity to interview Phyllis Tickle, the founding editor of the religion department at Publishers Weekly. She is the author of over two dozen books, and currently serves as a lay eucharistic minister and lector in the Episcopal Church in her home city of Memphis, TN. She has some very clear thoughts on [Read More...]


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