Church Congregation Gives Standing Ovation After Gay Man’s Surprise Marriage Proposal

A Methodist congregation in Austin, Texas erupted into applause and cheers after a gay man made a surprise marriage proposal at the altar in the middle of the church service.

Trevor Harper writes 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.”

Watch the couple’s proposal below:

h/t: Towleroad