Us versus Us: The Untold Story of Religion and the LGBT Community
Publisher: Tantor Media
Date: June 2016
Duration: 5 hours 38 minutes
Would you believe that 86 percent of LGBT people-from the proud marcher at the Pride Parade to the quiet, closeted teen-spent their childhood in church? More than half of them left those religious communities as adults; three out of four would be happy to come back. For decades now we have found ourselves caught up in a culture war: us versus them. Good news: there is no them. Our culture war has been a civil war: us versus us. And there is a path toward meaningful peace. Andrew Marin brings the startling findings of his largest-ever scientific survey of the religious history, practices, and beliefs of the LGBT community. Marin's findings offer clear direction for both sides of a long cultural battle to meet in the middle, sacrificing neither conviction nor integrity as they rediscover the things they have in common and the hope found in Christ alone.