Since the Supreme Court legalized same sex marriage across the nation, there’s been both acceptance and resistance. But at the Unitarian Church in Bowling Green, Kentucky, there is strong support for the new law, as the congregation prepares to celebrate the first same-sex wedding at the church.
“We are gay and straight together and we are singing for our lives…"
On this Sunday morning, the congregation at the Unitarian church in Bowling Green is singing, “We are gay and straight together...”
The song has verses about being justice seeking-people and a land of many colors.
Forrest Halford is playing piano. He will marry his partner, Greg Willis, in this church in August.
Halford found his way to this welcoming community after years in other churches.
"I grew up in a Christian church. I grew up in a musical tradition. My mother was a musician at a church. I sang in the choirs. Ultimately, I played in churches and was a minister of music, saved at 16 with a sinner’s prayer, baptized in the Holy Spirit at 19, speaking in tongues, going to charismatic Pentecostal churches. And then backslid, whatever that means…"