WATCH: A Straight Brother Shows His Support for His Gay Brother's Wedding
An ally in the struggle for acceptance of marriage equality shares his emotional plea
October 03 2013 9:08 AM EST
February 05 2015 9:27 PM EST
Last year we profiled Christian Christian Gullette and Michael Stevens's beautiful wedding in San Francisco. At times, we are given permission to read and perhaps voyeuristically peek into someone's intimate moments such as this, but once the hoopla is over, we are on to something new. Rarely do we witness the personal struggles that take place after the cake is eaten and the festive decorations are packed away. As same-sex weddings have become more common across the country, we may overlook the fact that many people beyond the couple--including friends and family members--continue to struggle when two men or women publicly share their love with the people close to them. Due to the pervasive power of social media platforms, those images are inevitably shared with the world.
Originally posted on his blog EvolEquals.com, David Stevens, the straight brother of Michael Stevens, recently posted an emotional video about his brother's relationship and wedding and the reaction he received from one of his "friends" on Facebook after he reposted images of the wedding celebration. The negative posting from someone (who is now a Baptist minister) reads:
Hey David, I am removing you from my friends list. Sorry man, that latest post is way over the top. Homosexuals joining in holy matrimony? I don't think so. The Holy Bible speaks out against homosexuality and speaks highly of holy matrimony between a man and a woman. It's nothing more than a slap in the face to those who choose God's word for homosexual s to join in a holy marriage. I'm only defriending you so I don't have to look at your anti-God stuff anymore -- nothing personal.
Watch David Stevens's video and learn about his mission to help make the world "a better and fairer place."