Acceptance of Self

The following post comes from the anonymous blogger behind The Registered Runaway, a gay man navigating his way through faith, sexuality and inner peace. By the time I was literate, I had the entire Left Behind kid series stacked on my shelf. The books, for those that don’t know, are futuristic stories of when God raptures [Read More…]

Reaction to Supreme Court’s Rulings on DOMA and Prop 8

[Update 6pm CST] I spent today calling and texting my LGBT married friends around the country, congratulating them in this momentous ruling. I understand from doing life with them how important this decision is to their lives, their spouses and especially their children. The impact of today can never be overstated, as our nation’s legal [Read More…]

Cling Lightly to Truth and Tightly to Jesus

Taylor Culver is a recent graduate of Northwestern College, interning with us this summer in Chicago. I was born and raised in Sioux City, IA and recently graduated from college with a degree in Psychology. It is here that my journey to reconciling faith and sexuality began. As a Psychology major at a Christian college, [Read More…]

Andrew Marin on Alan Chambers and the Closing of Exodus International

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: From: Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation, and author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation For Interview Requests: (p) 773-572-5983 // (e) kevin@themarinfoundation.org   It was the summer of 2000 when my three best friends came out to me in three consecutive months. Very quickly I [Read More…]

Stonewall Uprising – Documentary Screening

With the Chicago Pride Parade right around the corner, we will be screening the documentary Stonewall Uprising this Wednesday, June 19. We will be hosting the screening in Room 124 on 5255 N Ashland Ave. at 7pm and it is open to the public. It was not too long ago that simply being gay or lesbian in [Read More…]

Interview with Jamie Arpin-Ricci – I’m Sorry Campaign

Jamie Arpin-Ricci and his community at Little Flowers Community have attended the Winnipeg Pride Parade the past couple years to apologize for the ways that they and other Christians have harmed the LGBT community. For this post, Jamie was gracious to answer a few questions about his community’s involvement with the campaign. Jamie is a [Read More…]

Attitude Shift – Part 2

The following post is from Brent Bailey, a Master of Divinity student at Abilene Christian University. Brent is interning with us at The Marin Foundation this summer, and you can find his blog at oddmanout.net. In my previous post, I described how public opinion on homosexuality in the U.S. has shifted rapidly, with the result that traditional [Read More…]

Attitude Shift – Part 1

The following post is from Brent Bailey, a Master of Divinity student at Abilene Christian University. Brent is interning with us again at The Marin Foundation this summer and you can find his blog at oddmanout.net. In the next few weeks, the Supreme Court is expected to issue rulings related to its March hearings on Proposition 8 [Read More…]

Why I’m Sorry

The following post is from Laura Statesir, Director of Family and Youth at The Marin Foundation. The arrival of summer means many things to Chicagoans: the opening of the beaches (sunburns), baseball season (Cubs/Sox rivalries), neighborhood festivals (bad cover bands), and the Chicago Pride Parade.  Gay pride parades bring many images and ideas to mind, [Read More…]

Continuing Education Classes with The Marin Foundation

If you have ever wanted to learn practical steps for building bridges between the LGBT community and the church, now is the time!  If you read Love Is an Orientation and want to know, “Now what?” here is your answer. Whether you are a pastor, a parent, a youth worker, an LGBT individual, a professor, or someone [Read More…]

NBA Player Comes Out

This post discusses my thoughts on NBA player Jason Collins being the first active player in a major men’s sport to come out. I also talk to my good friend, NY Yankees all star center fielder, Curtis Granderson, about his thoughts as well. [Read more…]

Rest for the Go-Between

Brian Gee received an M.A. in Biblical Exegesis from Wheaton College. When he’s not working, Brian enjoys writing from his own experiences at the intersection of faith and sexuality. Originally from southern California, he lives in Chicago’s western suburbs with his wife and two kids. You can check out more about Brian, or get in [Read More…]

Why Not Answer?

This post is written by Michael Kimpan, our Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. — It strikes me as odd that in an increasingly pluralistic and post-modern society, there is still a seeming addiction to closed-ended, one-word, YES or NO answers that sum up an entire worldview and perspective that tells me if you’re one [Read More…]

My Response to Dan Savage’s Accusations about The Marin Foundation in the New York Times

This post is Andrew Marin’s response to Dan Savage’s accusations about The Marin Foundation, which appear in the Sunday April 14th edition of The New York Times. [Read more…]


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