This documentary does a fantastic job of examining the dissenting view on homosexuality that has been created by religion. It takes the bible verses used to back up the belief that homosexuality is a sin, examines them under the context of the time in which they were written, and ultimately disproves them. Very interesting.
So if you’re curious, this is a pic of a member of the Marin Foundation hugging a Chicago Gay Pride parader. This group, the Marin Foundation that is, is one of the most amazing bunch of Christians that I know of. Their goal is simple: bridge the gap between the LGBTQ community and the Christian community. Their founder is Andrew Marin, a once ultra-conservative Christian who was anti-gay. But after three of his best friends came out to him within several months of each other, Andrew was forced to rethink his theological/political position.
So he founded the Marin Foundation, which is AWESOME! I cannot say enough good things about them. I originally heard about this through my friend and classmate Corinne, who while not gay, thought I should look into them. And I love her for it!
They started a campaign called “I’m Sorry!” This campaign, which the pic above is from, is solely dedicated to letting the LGBTQ community and the world at large know that there are Christians, no matter if they disagree with people being queer or if they do agree, that they LOVE the LGBTQ community. It definitely puts Fred Phelps and his cult to shame.
Andrew Marin is also the author of “Love is an Orientation” which is a great read for both yourself and family and friends… especially if they fall on the “queer is bad” side of the argument. It is neutral in its approach, and helps the reader learn that even if you don’t agree with the LGBTQ sentiment, YOU CAN STILL LOVE THEM.