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...]

The Marin Foundation’s End of the Year Newsletter

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 [Read More...]

Join us for the AIDS Run & Walk Chicago

On September, 30th we will be participating in the AIDS Run & Walk Chicago. We would love to have anyone in the Chicagoland area (or even those that would like to travel in for the weekend) join our team with The Marin Foundation for a great time to hang out, exercise, and support the great work that [Read More...]

Calling All Parents

This is a re-post of a piece originally posted on 6/8/12. Thanks to all the parents that have graciously taken the time to talk to us, we are over a quarter of the way done with our initial goal of interviewing 200 parents that have LGBT and questioning children. We would appreciate it if you [Read More...]

So I’m Sorry, Now What?

The following post is from Michael “Fish” Van Huis, interning with us this summer at The Marin Foundation. Michael is majoring in Christian Ministry at Abilene Christian University where he also founded Voice, an unofficial LGBT and allies group at ACU. You can check out his blog at http://livinginboystown.tumblr.com/. [This is part two of my “I’m Sorry” [Read More...]


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