Part 3: The Marin Foundation Featured on the 700 Club

The Future of this Bridge Building Work There was one quick sentence that the reporter Heather Sells said in the segment that was quite profound: “It may take years to understand Marin’s impact on the Church and the LGBT community” How true that statement actually is. In today’s on-demand culture there is an expectation of the immediate. People [Read More...]

The Marin Foundation is getting a New Website!

Yes! Our current website hasn’t been updated in about 2 years…why we’ve pretty much been using this blog as The Marin Foundation organizational website as well. The reason? Our current TMF website is HTML and none of us know anything about that. So we’re working with McLane Creative to come up with a new, fresh and totally awesome [Read More...]

Part 2: The Marin Foundation Featured on the 700 Club

Validation vs. Affirmation: There are some who are very upset about my understanding of validation and affirmation. Here is a more in-depth explanation. I find these critiques strange because many people in both communities love, and I mean love to talk about being ‘inclusive’ or ‘focused on outreach’. What that actually means these days is that inclusive people or [Read More...]

Part 1: The Marin Foundation Featured on the 700 Club

Last week the 700 Club aired a segment about the work of The Marin Foundation. We have gotten quite a response – both positive and negative; and so has the 700 Club (I just got an email from them which said that this video is one of their most watched videos ever – and with [Read More...]

Why I Keep Doing This

I just posted the interview on a conservative Christian radio program in which, let’s just say, they didn’t appreciate my approach. Since that interview yesterday I’ve gotten quite a few emails/Facebooks/etc from people asking me why I would keep doing this work and continue to get pounded on by both communities? Here are two quick answers [Read More...]

I Got Smashed Live On Air by Conservative Christians

Yesterday, Monday, I was live on air on Moody Radio’s Morning Ride with Mark Elfstrand. This interview came about as I was alerted by a friend about two weeks ago that the Morning Ride was talking some heavy trash about me, my organization and our I’m Sorry Campaign at the Gay Pride Parade. Not only [Read More...]

Part 3: Note to Skeptics

Public Statement: The work of The Marin Foundation is to build bridges between the LGBT community and a variety of faith communities through education, scientific research and diverse community gatherings. We are a movement shaped by bold individuals of reconciliation; whose orientation is one of love, who live in the tension of different social, theological [Read More...]

Part 8: Video Interviews from Chicago Gay Pride Parade

I asked this person: What would you think/do if a straight Christian came up to you and said I’m Sorry for how the Church has treated you, etc… His answer is the most powerful thing I’ve heard any LGBT person say regarding the power of I’m Sorry. Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]

Real Life. Real Love. Real Difficult.

I don’t want to clog any of what will be said with my words. PLEASE READ THIS. (and the comment on the link by Jesse, who was also there) If you have ever wondered about the work of The Marin Foundation, our Living in the Tension gatherings or what we’re all about – the above link will answer [Read More...]

Only 3 Weeks Left in our 4 Year Research Study

We only have 3 weeks left in our 4 year study of faith experiences and religious/spiritual acculturation within the LGBT community! You can click here for all of the information (and answers to questions that were raised about it in the comment section) on The Marin Foundation’s current research study. As an LGBT person, whether [Read More...]

Part 6: Video Interviews from Chicago Gay Pride Parade

Sorry…I messed up the order of the videos. I forgot to post Part 6 before I posted Part 7! So here it is… This video is of me interviewing a very humble, agnostic man wearing a huge rainbow hat talking about his experiences with faith and the gay community. Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]

Part 7: Video Interviews from Chicago Gay Pride Parade

Here I interview another participant in our ‘I’m Sorry’ campaign. Just watch how the deconstruction of negative perceptions about the Pride Parade happen in real time. Quite amazing. Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]

Part 5: Video Interviews from Chicago Gay Pride Parade 2010

This video is an interview I did with Nathan and Brooke, two people who participted in our ‘I’m Sorry’ campaign. Hear their persepective about what happened during the parade and their involvement with others around them while wearing the shirts. Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]

Part 4: Video Interviews at Chicago Gay Pride Parade 2010

This video interview is with a gay man, raised Catholic, telling his story of then to now… Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]


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