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!!!!

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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

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[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

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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

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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

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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...]

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

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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...]

Dreaming :: An Acts to Grind.

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This post is written by Michael Kimpan, our Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. Peter had just done the impossible. He healed a paralyzed man simply by speaking the name of Jesus. Shortly thereafter he told a dead girl to wake up, and she did. Everyone in town believed. Some thought Peter himself was worthy [Read More...]

MLK’s Impact on The Marin Foundation

One simple, yet profound phrase of Martin Luther King Jr, has spurred on a movement through the work of The Marin Foundation. [Read more...]

I Have Been Implicated, Again

As someone who leads an organization that works to build bridges between opposing worldviews fighting to dictate cultural normalcy, I am frequently implicated, falsely, in a variety of activist-based claims trying to support “their side.” This happens because The Marin Foundation, as a peacemaking organization, doesn’t take sides but rather focuses on how to peacefully [Read More...]

Another Great Honor for Love

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The Marin Foundation’s now twice viral photo, Christians Hugging a Man in His Underwear at Chicago’s Gay Pride, has been viewed 30 million times since first being posted on my blog. It has also recently been honored in two major outlets “Best Images” lists – one best of 2012 and one best of all time. [Read more...]

One More Day to Donate to The Marin Foundation in 2012

We had an unbelievable 2012. You can click here to see our End of the Year Newsletter. Here are some of the exciting developments amassed throughout the past year: Over 3,000 people attended our Living in the Tension Gatherings We were invited to teach 123 times in 59 locations throughout the US, UK and Eurpoe to [Read More...]


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