Emotions

This post is written by Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation If I’m being honest, a good part of the reason I moved to St. Andrews, Scotland for my PhD is three-fold. First, it was too good of an opportunity, at too great of a university, that I couldn’t pass it up. [Read More…]

What is “Good” Activism?

This post is written by Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation In light of this past decade’s thoroughly outspoken partisan activists (where nothing short of full social, political, and religious alignment will satisfy their thirst for defining “success”) I often wonder what is the epistemological root of “good” activism? Where does “good” [Read More…]

Does Neutrality Equal Silence?

This post is written by Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation I woke up this morning in beautiful Scotland to an email with a link where someone wrote the following: I agree with Dante, that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a period of moral crisis, maintain [Read More…]

Gay Marriage Passed in Illinois

The following post is written by Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation I’ve lived in Illinois my whole life (well, except for the past two and a half months while in St. Andrews). Illinois is where every word of Love Is an Orientation was lived in real-time. And last night, after a [Read More…]

Why you should attend your gay loved one’s wedding

One of the most common questions I’m asked as the Director of Pastoral Care here at The Marin Foundation is about going to gay weddings. “Am I allowed to go?” “Will the couple assume that I approve of their union or same-sex marriage in general?” “Will my church friends?” My answers to these questions are–respectively–yes, no, and possibly. But my advice is always the same: Go. [Read more…]

I’m Sorry Campaign Through the Eyes of Others

2013 was our fourth I’m Sorry Campaign in Chicago. Well, technically it was the I’m Sorry Campaign’s thirtieth Pride around the world. It’s amazing what one small act of love becomes… Here is a roundup of some of the blogs written by people who attended this year’s I’m Sorry Campaign in Chicago. I’m sure there [Read More…]

Big Announcement and Transition at The Marin Foundation

  Dear Friends, It is with great excitement, and some trepidation, that I want to share an exciting change here at The Marin Foundation. My wife Brenda and I, along with the Foundation team about a year ago, began discussing the requests and needs we were receiving from our friends across the pond (the United [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…]

BE A MAN!!!!

So Chicago’s Pride Parade is tomorrow and in honor of that, I thought I’d post the following. 28 Ways To Spot A Real Man Please check out the 13th helper on the list… Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [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…]

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…]

View The Marin Foundation’s 2012 IRS Returns

As I do every year, I post The Marin Foundation’s IRS 990’s online for all to see and inspect. I started this a few years ago after some activists from the left accused me of getting rich by being “sneakily homophobic.” Then I was accused by activists from the right about getting rich off capitulating to [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…]

Part 3: Understanding the Culture War

This short post is based on the understanding that “Language is our first step toward salvation. We cannot fight what we cannot describe.” [Read more…]