A surprise marriage proposal between a gay couple took place at First United Methodist Church of Austin, Texas and the church congregation responded in the best way – with a standing ovation.
Trevor Harper wrote, via Youtube: “We were asked to share our faith story in front of our congregation at First United Methodist Church of Austin. This is a church that has welcomed us and changed our lives. All are welcome, no exceptions. As members of this incredible church family we have grown as Christians, individuals, and as a couple. After 9 years together, I couldn’t think of a better way to ask him to be my husband. Your sexuality does not define your right to live a spiritual, Christ-filled life. We are instructed to love and it is that simple. We are blessed beyond our wildest imagination.”
You can watch the proposal below, and it’s a good reminder that there is support out there in the relgious community, even if you have to look past people like Gordon Klingenschmitt to see it.