David Lohman is a faith work coordinator with the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force. He’s also a composer with a deep background in musical theater. Those tracks of Lohman’s life came together when he composed the hymn “For All the Children.” Catholics for Marriage Equality, at the urging of former priest Jim Smith, recently funded and organized the making of a music video around that hymn. More than 300 Catholics and others packed Cavalry Lutheran Church in Minneapolis for fellowship and song in front of the cameras. Faith Forward MN captured the day. Catholics for Marriage Equality hopes to have its edited music video ready for distribution sometime this summer.

About Matt Peiken

A founder of Opine Season, Matt Peiken spent 10 years as an arts/features staff writer at the St. Paul Pioneer Press and a year editing the Walker Art Center's magazine before launching his own path. Peiken created the video arts program 3-Minute Egg and the online classical music magazine MNuet. In fall 2012, he produced his first long-form video documentary, "God Votes No." In June 2013, he joined WCPO-TV in Cincinnati as an arts reporter.

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  1. Beautiful – and powerful.

  2. [...] This sure brought a tear to this former Catholic’s eye: David Lohman is a faith work coordinator with the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force. He’s also a composer with a deep background in musical theater. Those tracks of Lohman’s life came together when he composed the hymn “For All the Children.”Catholics for Marriage Equality, at the urging of former priest Jim Smith, recently funded and organized the making of a music video around that hymn. More than 300 Catholics and others packed Cavalry Lutheran Church in Minneapolis for fellowship and song in front of the cameras. Faith Forward MN captured the day. [...]

  3. Kathleen Crow says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing and uplifting event. Faith in action combined with justice is truly powerful. Doesn’t matter if we are gay or straight – our voices count. Imagine how many people might have shown up if we were in a cathedral…! Hey, we can always dream!

  4. [...] the Task Force’s David Lohman was interviewed by Faith Forward MN, a video project documenting the faith-based fight against the proposal to amend Minnesota’s [...]

  5. Raymond says:

    Oh how I love our God, His creation, and the voices of the Faithful.

  6. Dan says:

    From someone who has left the faith community because of the hatred that has been loudly spoken from the pulpit and the media, I thank you for showing that there are those who believe in the real message of faith and love. Good Work!

  7. [...] And that’s not all! In true 21st century fashion, they have also produced a “Making Of” video which gives you “behind the scenes” views!  You can watch that here. [...]

  8. Let the Church sing – AMEN!!! – for this is the church in action.

  9. [...] This sure brought a tear to this former Catholic’s eye: [...]

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