Nashville's Wild Ponies Release 'Love Is Not A Sin' In Support Of LGBT Equality
The Huffington Post | By Curtis M. Wong
Posted: 04/10/2015 11:37 am EDT Updated: 04/10/2015 2:59 pm EDT
Nashville-based band Wild Ponies is speaking -- or, rather, singing -- out in defense of same-sex couples with a new, pro-equality anthem.
Doug Williams say he and his wife/songwriting partner, Telisha Williams, penned "Love Is Not a Sin" in an effort to "show that it's all the same love." Musically, the new tune was partly inspired by Wild Ponies' cover of Patti Smith's "Gloria," which the band has performed live on the road.
Shot by Stacie Huckeba, the video features photos of the band's friends, family and fans in a symbolic, interconnected web.
Interestingly, Williams went on to thank Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who sparked a media firestorm after singing his state's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which many initially interpreted as legalizing discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
"I think it’s been a real catalyzing moment -- now we all know how everybody feels, and I don’t think it’s going to go away," he told The Huffington Post in an email. "If anything, I think this is going to accelerate the march towards the inevitable, which is legalized gay marriage in all 50 states."