About the Book and Author

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Us versus Us
The Untold Story of Religion and the LGBT Community
By Andrew Marin

About the Book

It's the largest national scientific study ever done in the LGBT community regarding spirituality, religion, and church. The facts are startling. This research has found new things, like 86% of the LGBT community was raised in a church from ages 0-18. That's 17% higher than the average American community! The verdict is clear: We don't have to agree in order to love each other well. Whether your position is pro-gay or traditionalist, progressive or conservative, welcoming or affirming, we are all people who desire to be loved by God. The implications from our research will no doubt change the conversation of the culture war defining a generation. In a dialogue defined by opposition, one small act of kindness is all it takes for reconciliation to begin.

About the Author

Andrew Marin, a world-renowned voice on the intersection of faith and sexuality, is the author of Love Is an Orientation and Our Last Option. He is researching and teaching in the divinity school at the University of St. Andrews, and has spoken on issues of faith, sexuality, and reconciliation to the U.S. Congress, the United Nations, the Australian Parliament, and churches and conferences throughout the world. Andrew resides in St. Andrews, Scotland, with his wife.

In the Author's Own Words

"I have committed my life to building bridges in defiance of a binary-building world, connecting opposing worldviews not based on common ground or even the prospect of future agreement, but rather on fidelity to the idea and process of reconciliation."

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