Part 1: I’m Straight, My Parents are Gay

The posts throughout the weekend are the life story of Mike Filicicchia. I first met Mike through his comments on my blog, and his story is something that needs to be heard. Mike is straight. His parents are not. Here is Mike’s blog, and from my experiences with him he has shown me that he is [Read More...]

What Did You Say?

Earlier this year I got to meet a very well known New York Times Bestselling author who is a Christian, published by a Christian publishing house, who writes about Christian themes. I’ve sat on this post for some time because I wasn’t sure what to do with this information. I was going to call him out [Read More...]

Part 4: Language in the Culture War—Homophobic

This is the last post in this series. Here is the Intro to this series on Language in the Culture War about Tolerance. Here is Part 2 on Reconciliation. Here is Part 3 on Affirming. Homophobic: The word ‘homophobic’ has become one of those ugly, politically charged words that bring on a new (and incorrect) [Read More...]

Part 3: Language in the Culture War—Affirming

Here is the Intro to this series on Language in the Culture War. Here is Part 2. Affirming: The word ‘affirming’ has become one of those ugly, politically charged words that bring on a new (and incorrect) cultural understanding of the word’s original intent in definition and usage. The culture war definition of Affirming: Similar [Read More...]

Part 2: Language in the Culture War—Reconciliation

Here is the Intro to this series on Language in the Culture War. Reconciliation: The word ‘reconciliation’ has become one of those ugly, politically charged words that bring on a new (and incorrect) cultural understanding of the word’s original intent in definition and usage. The culture war definition of Reconciliation: People (specifically conservative Christians) have to fully [Read More...]

Part 1: Language in the Culture War—Tolerance

Recently there was a vigorous stream of dialogue in the comment sections of some recent posts (here and here), as well as conversations on my most recent Live Chat regarding language within the culture war between conservatives and the GLBT community (and how that language is used). As one of the commenter’s suggested in a post [Read More...]

A Gay Father’s Words to Conservativism

The following is written by Jon, a gay man married to his partner, who also has adopted kids. Jon frequently comments on this blog, and I truly appreciate his thoughtful insight to whatever discussion is ongoing. In some recent ongoing discussions on the blog the question of, would a gay family attend a conservative church, [Read More...]

Part 3 – Recent Crosswalk.com Interview

Andrew Marin: Straight Guy in a Queer World Katherine Britton – Crosswalk.com News & Culture Editor Here is the final section to the recent Q&A interview I did with Crosswalk.com (CW). You can check out Part 1 and Part 2. This section focuses on bridge building experiences. CW: What advice to you give to individuals [Read More...]

Part 2 – Recent Crosswalk.com Interview

Andrew Marin: Straight Guy in a Queer World Katherine Britton – Crosswalk.com News & Culture Editor This is continued from Part 1 yesterday: CW: In your book you talk a lot about how it’s not your job to go talk to somebody and try to convict them. You say it’s our job to try to [Read More...]

Part 1 – Recent Crosswalk.com Interview

Andrew Marin: Straight Guy in a Queer World Katherine Britton – Crosswalk.com News & Culture Editor In high school, Andy Marin admits he was a Bible-banging homophobe who had a habit of calling people “fag.” All that changed in the space of three months, when his three best friends came out to him, leaving him [Read More...]

Part 3 – The Barna Group’s Research on GLBT Spirituality

Fresh off of our riveting discussion about my responses to Barna’s research (here is Part 1 and Part 2), this is the actual article for which I originally answered those questions. Also quoted in the article are: Dr. Warren Throckmorton (see my Blogroll to the right) Dr. Russell Moore (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) Alan Chambers [Read More...]

Part 2 – The Barna Group’s Research Study on GLBT Spirituality

Yesterday I gave my responses to a media outlet’s questions (four of eight). Today, I’ll give my response to the other half of their questions. It’s been a great on-going conversation for the first responses that I look forward to continuing, so let me know what you think about these as well: Q5. Do you believe a [Read More...]

Part 1 – The Barna Group’s Research on GLBT Spirituality

The Barna Group recently put out a research study regarding the “Spiritual Profile” of the GLBT community. Since its release I have been asked quite a few questions (by media and by general audiences) about my thoughts regarding their study. Until now I haven’t made any statements because I think this study does not provide anything close [Read More...]

Interview on Catholic Radio

This afternoon at 2:20pm CST I’ll be a live guest on the Al Kresta Show. They describe themselves as: Heard on over 120 stations and Sirius Satellite, Kresta in the Afternoon looks at all areas of life through the lens of Scripture and the teaching of the Catholic Church and takes on all comers. Over [Read More...]


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