A straight man became emotional
discussing in a video being defriended on Facebook over attending his
gay brother's wedding.
Christian Gullette and Michael Stevens
married last year in San Francisco.
Stevens' straight brother, David
Stevens, posted an emotional video at the blog EvolEqual.com
about the reaction he received to posting pictures from the wedding
One “friend,” who is now a Baptist
minister, reacted angrily.
“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 homosexuals 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.”
“They married in May,” David
Stevens says in his 6-minute video response. “It was a
wonderful ceremony. I was honored to stand by my brother supporting
him in his vows.”
“I don't have a great need for
fundamentalist dogma in my day. So on some level, good riddance.”
Stevens becomes emotional when talking
about the rhetoric used against LGBT people.
“I'm sorry for that pain,” he says.
“I'm sorry for that rejection.” (The video is embedded on this
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