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Pride Month: 4 Accolades of the Marin Foundation's 'I'm Sorry' Campaign

By    |   Monday, 08 Jun 2015 03:10 PM

In 2010, Andrew Marin, founder of The Marin Foundation, began the “I’m Sorry” Campaign to continue the mission of building bridges of respect and communication between the conservative Christian community and the LGBTQ community.

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During this campaign, people attend pride parades, wear t-shirts that say “I’m Sorry,” and seek to support the LGBTQ community and apologize for any “hate” crimes committed against them.

Here are 4 accolades in support of The Marin Foundation’s “I’m Sorry” Campaign:

1. “… it’s an amazing opportunity to be a loving and reconciling presence in the LGBTQ community… I think too often, Christians shut down opportunities to be the incarnate body of Christ when we withhold love and reconciliation based on disagreements about the morality of same-gender relationships. I don’t have all the answers, but I do know that we as Christians have a responsibility to show the world a better presentation of what we’re about.” – Darren Calhoun, guest writer for Andrew Marin’s blog

2. “I said I'm sorry for things I never did and said I love you to people I will never truly know. The “I'm Sorry” Campaign is the most Christ-like thing I've ever done. In all of the mission trips, service projects, and volunteer organizations that I've been a part of I've never felt closer to God than this campaign. I used my hands and feet to not just tell a community that has been unfairly marginalized and othered [sic.] but show God's love for them.” – Eliel Cruz, published on Huffington Post

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3. “We cannot apologize for our failings, then simply continue as though the slate has been cleared. Repentance requires far more than an apology, it requires a turning, a change of action/direction and even reparation when possible & appropriate. We are under no illusion that participating in this event is an end – it is, in fact, just one small step in the right direction.” – Jamie Arpin-Ricci, pastor at Little Flowers Community Church in Winnipeg

4. “The Marin Foundation . . . started an entire movement entitled ‘The I’m Sorry Campaign’ in an effort to apologize on behalf of Christians for the enormous pain and suffering caused because of homophobic bigotry . . . Apologizing is a sacred act. Christians need to stop seeing themselves as being more morally and spiritually superior than those around them and start embracing the idea of being humble servants who fiercely love everyone. Apologizing is intrinsic to loving. Imagine how the world would be different if Christians throughout history had been brave enough to say these two simple words: ‘I’m sorry.’” – Stephen Mattson, staffer at Northwestern College

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