Austin, Texas Man Proposes To Partner In Church That Bans Gay Marriage – And Gets A Magical Reaction
(AUSTIN,TX) A man surprised his partner with a proposal in front of the congregation of their church -even though their faith doesn’t recognize marriage equality.
Mr. Trevor Harper and his boyfriend Davis Covin have been a couple for nine years, and members of the First United Methodist Church of Austin for the past two years.
“That church has been, for us, really the first time we have really been able to live out loud as a couple,” Harper, 36, told BuzzFeed.
He knew there was no where else he wanted to propose to Covin, 30, when the two had been invited to share their faith story in front of their congregation.
And while the United Methodist Church doesn’t recognize gay relationships, this congregation sure does as the video shows-
“Your lifestyle, your sexuality, your choices, who you love — they don’t define your right to search out the faith that makes you feel whole,” said Harper later in a YouTube video. “You cant let your sexuality define your right to walk a spiritual walk.”
Harper and Coin hope by the time they get married in 2016, the United Methodist Church will recognize same-sex marriage.