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Andrew P. Marin

Wrong Andrew P. Marin?

President and Founder

Phone: (773) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: a***@***.org
The Marin Foundation
700 W. Bittersweet Pl. Suite 208
Chicago, Illinois 60613
United States

Company Description: The Marin Foundation also domestically and internationally consults with government agencies and NGOs regarding a diverse range of public policy issues and...   more
Background

Education

  • MA , Urban Studies
    Eastern University
  • BA , Applied Psychology
    University of Illinois-Chicago
  • PhD. , cultural anthropology
  • PhD , Theology Dept
  • Urban Studies Department
    Moody Graduate School
  • BA , Applied Psychology
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • BA , Psychology
    University of Illinois Chicago
  • PhD , clinical psychology
  • PhD , theology , psychology and GLBT
  • PhD , theology , psychology and GLBT studies
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The last speaker in the session ...
www.christiantoday.com, 21 May 2014 [cached]
The last speaker in the session was Andrew Marin, the founder and President of the Marin Foundation, an organisation which seeks to build bridges between conservative churches and the LGBT community. His talk included a call to all delegates to go back to the Bible in forming their understanding on this question.
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The session was followed by a lengthy Q+A session featuring Mann, Young and Marin, during which other perspectives on the question were discussed.
Staff | The Marin Foundation
www.themarinfoundation.org, 22 Mar 2014 [cached]
Andrew Marin President and Founder
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Andrew Marin
Andrew Marin is the President and Founder of The Marin Foundation (www.themarinfoundation.org), a public charity working to build bridges between the LGBT community and conservatives through biblical and social education, scientific research and diverse community gatherings. He has a BA in Applied Psychology from the University of Illinois-Chicago, and an MA in Urban Studies with concentrations in Social Change and Theology from Eastern University. Andrew is the author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation (2009), and its interactive six-session DVD Curriculum (2011). Since 2010 he has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement and theological aspects of reconciliation. Andrew has recently spoken before world leaders at the United Nations International Headquarters in both Geneva, Switzerland and New York City, as well as to members of the US Senate on Capitol Hill.
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Andrew has been featured on the BBC World News, NPR, CBS, ABC, Salon, GLAAD, 700 Club, Dallas Morning News, Christian Post and is a regular guest on American's most listened to Christian radio program, Faith & Reason, among others.
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Andrew and his wife Brenda are currently living in St. Andrews, Scotland as Andrew pursues his PhD. in cultural anthropology.
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Andrew and his wife Brenda are currently living in St. Andrews, Scotland as Andrew pursues his PhD. in cultural anthropology.
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Andrew continues to blog at www.patheos.com/blogs/loveisanorientation.
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Brenda currently lives in St. Andrews, Scotland with her husband Andrew as Andrew pursues his PhD. in cultural anthropology; Brenda occasionally blogs at brendamarin.blogspot.com.
Meet the Recovering Evangelical Team | Recovering Evangelical
recoveringevangelical.com, 21 Oct 2013 [cached]
Andrew Marin
Christianity and Sexual Orientation - Book Reviews - EEWC-Christian Feminism Today
www.eewc.com, 27 July 2013 [cached]
by Andrew Marin (with a Foreword by Brian McLaren)
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You may have heard about Andrew Marin recently. He made headlines by leading a group of Christians to the Chicago Pride celebration in order to apologize to the GLBT community for the way they've been treated by the church. They wore t-shirts that said "I'm Sorry" and held up signs saying "I'm sorry for how the church has hurt you. They were warmly received. There is a widely published photo of a young gay man wearing only his underpants who had jumped from a float to hug Marin.
In Love Is an Orientation, Andrew Marin, founder of the Marin Foundation and loveisanorientation.org, tells the story of how he was once a "Bible banging homophobe," the result of the evangelical, heterosexist culture in which he was raised. That was, until the summer after his first year of college when all three of his best friends came out to him in three successive months. Suddenly, a group he had vilified and mocked confronted him in the faces of friends that he'd known and loved for years.
He had a change of heart, if not a change of theology, and felt drawn into a story that would lead to a better understanding of gay and lesbian people. He moved into Boystown, a mostly gay part of Chicago, where he surrounded himself with gay and lesbian people and culture.
Love Is An Orientation is written for heterosexual Christians who view homosexuality as a sin and is Marin's account of what he has learned over the last eight years. It is his challenge to straight Christians everywhere to change the way they approach the gay and lesbian community and to infuse the cross-cultural conversation with love instead of division.
One thing is quite clear, Marin's heart is in the right place. He is earnest in his quest to reconcile gay and lesbian people to the church, to teach the church how to begin to heal the wounds that have been festering for years, and to end the divisive language and hurtful way of relating to the GLBT community.
Marin offers straight Christians many practical tools for having conversations with GLBT people, including asking open-ended questions and eliminating common but hurtful rhetoric such as "loving the sinner but hating the sin.
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For instance, on page 37, Marin writes: "Over the years I have had many gay people tell me that if someone were to take away their sexual behavior, they would be taking away all they are as people" (emphasis mine).
Or on page 67, when he gives an account of meeting with a gay pastor:
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So it is with Marin; because of his genuine desire to help, his candid admissions of his own feelings, and his willingness to listen and learn (including unlearning homophobic attitudes), you have to take the bad with the good.
Adoption & Foster Parenting » Americans for Truth
americansfortruth.com, 25 Oct 2010 [cached]
The latter is vying with Jim Wallis and Andy Marin (Marin Foundation) for the dubious distinction of being the Homosexuality Lobby's leading evangelical Useful Idiot. (Here's a good post, albeit by a socialist, on Useful Idiots, a phenomenon that "implies cynicism, contempt and manipulation, and has Stalinist roots," according to the author.
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