Trevor Harper and Davis Covin have been dating since 2006 and they decided to take it to the next level.
Since they're very active in the First United Methodist Church of Austin, where they've been members for 2 years, Trevor decided to spring the proposal on his boyfriend in front of everybody. They'd been asked to share their Faith Story, which is like a "how I lost my virginity" story, but it's about Christ penetrating your heart with His huge powerful love. Now their faith stories will encompass their engagement story, which is very sweet.
How did everyone react? Very well! Standing ovation, smiles, tears. If anything, the person acting the weirdest is Davis. He doesn't seem like the public spectacle type and hides his head against his fiancé rather than face the wildly cheering crowd. The First United Methodist Church of Austin is open to members of all sexual orientation. Bad news though: Methodist churches forbid same-sex ceremonies from being conducted in their churches or by their ministers. So, this is the most public church-related acknowledgement of their love they're likely to get. At least it's on YouTube?