The most romantic, over-the-top feel-good marriage proposal I have ever seen in my life. Ever.

Happiness is spiritual,born of Truth and Love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it. – Mary Baker Eddy

Okay, I just watched a youtube clip that still has me wiping the tears from my face.  I was so moved by this clip – so completely inspired by it.  It went waaaay  beyond your typical proposal of young man on bended knee proposing to young woman – no, this proposal included a choreographed dance to Billy Who’s upbeat song, Somebody Loves You and an ensemble cast of parents, friends, youngsters, oldsters – all there to support the handsome couple. This marriage proposal was testament to the power of community and the power of love. And part of what made the proposal so extraordinary, for me, was that the couple wasn’t a man and a woman at all – the couple was a man and a man… in Salt Lake City… Utah. And… did I mention that their mums and dads were there? Friends? Little girls in pinks tutus doing cartwheels? Babies? If you haven’t seen this clip, you gotta watch it – you just gotta!:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4HpWQmEXrM

This is the way it’s supposed to be. Acceptance. Support. Celebration. Love.

Last March, on the eve of our 29th wedding anniversary, I wrote a blog post in support of marriage equality (  https://madcapchristianscientist.com/2013/03/30/marriage-equality/ ). Even in the six months since that blog post there have been signs of progress that are giving me hope for mankind – and the youtube clip of the marriage proposal is one of them.

I look forward to that day when every citizen can share in the exact same rights as every other citizen of our land. 

Matrimony should never be entered into without a full recognition of its enduring obligations on both sides. There should be the most tender solicitude for each other’s happiness, and mutual attention and approbation should wait on all the years of married life…  Kindred tastes, motives, and aspirations are necessary to the formation of a happy and permanent companionship…    The scientific morale of marriage is spiritual unity… Marriage should signify a union of hearts. – excerpts from the chapter titled “Marriage” in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy

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2 thoughts on “The most romantic, over-the-top feel-good marriage proposal I have ever seen in my life. Ever.

    • Farrah –

      Yeah, I know. And I think that really stinks. But the Christian Science I know – the Science of Christ I try to practice in my own life – has nothing to do with bigotry, prejudice, discrimination, hatred, or bullying. Mary Baker Eddy wrote in the textbook for CS: “The letter of Science plentifully reaches humanity to-day, but its spirit comes only in small degrees. The vital part, the heart and soul of Christian Science, is Love. Without this, the letter is but the dead body of Science, –  pulseless, cold, inanimate.” And she defined “Church” as “The structure of Truth and Love…”

      It’s a shame, to me, that so many people – and I’m not just talking about Christian Scientists here, but people, in general – allow themselves to stereotype and judge others based on their sexual orientation, or their gender, or their religion or non-religion. I think people that do that miss out on a whole treasure trove of humanity. They miss out on union with Love.

      One thing about the CS church that I’ve always appreciated is that it doesn’t tell its members how to vote or who to vote for, or threaten them with ex-communication or hell (a literal place of hell is not something CSists believe in) or anything if they don’t vote a certain way. It’s left up to individual conscience to determine how to vote in elections. And I, of course, voted to give gays the right to marry in my state. That felt really good to me. 🙂

      I’m seeing progress in the Christian Science church in recent years. There are a growing number of CSists who are supportive of gay rights. That feels good.

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