|A Union in Wait|
|Directed by||Ryan Butler|
|Produced by||Ryan Butler|
|Narrated by||Lisa Howes Yewdall|
|Edited by||Thomas Berndt|
|Music by||Jason Schuler|
|Distributed by||Frameline, Sundance Channel|
A Union in Wait is a 2001 documentary film about same-sex marriage directed by Ryan Butler. It was the first documentary about same-sex marriage to air on national television in the United States.   
Susan Parker and Wendy Scott are members of Wake Forest Baptist Church. In 1997 the couple decided they wanted to have a union ceremony in Wake Forest University's Wait Chapel, but the traditionally Baptist university told them no. Susan Parker, Wendy Scott, their church, and many others joined to fight the school's decision in what would become a controversy that divided a community in North Carolina and made national headlines. Eventually (in 2000) Parker and Scott did have the ceremony at the chapel.     
The film includes interviews with Andrew Sullivan, Barney Frank, Robert Knight, Jimmy Creech, Fred Phelps, Candace Gingrich, Wake Forest University students, and local ministers. The film was shot primarily in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on the campus of Wake Forest University; but portions of the film were shot in Washington, D.C., at the Millennium March on Washington, Family Research Council headquarters, and Andrew Sullivan's house.
In 2001, the Sundance Channel licensed the film for television in the United States. A Union In Wait was also shown at numerous festivals around the world and distributed on video by Frameline.         In 2015 Amazon Video made the film available online. 
Susan Parker now serves as the associate pastor of Wake Forest Baptist Church.   Ryan Butler worked as a television editor in Washington, D.C., after the release of A Union In Wait for WJLA-TV, National Geographic Channel, and CNN. He was also elected to Washington's Advisory Neighborhood Commission. In 2009 he moved back to North Carolina where he worked for the North Carolina General Assembly. 
Winston-Salem is a city in and the county seat of Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States. In the 2020 census, the population was 249,545, making it the second-largest municipality in the Piedmont Triad region, the 5th most populous city in North Carolina, the third-largest urban area in North Carolina, and the 90th most populous city in the United States. With a metropolitan population of 675,966, it is the 4th largest metropolitan area in North Carolina. Winston-Salem is home to the tallest office building in the region, 100 North Main Street, formerly known as the Wachovia Building and now known locally as the Wells Fargo Center.
Kernersville is a town in Forsyth County and the largest suburb of Winston-Salem. The town is located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. A small portion of the town is also in Guilford County. The population was 26,481 at the 2020 census, up from 23,123 in 2010. Kernersville is located at the center of the Piedmont Triad metropolitan area, between Greensboro to the east, High Point to the south, and Winston-Salem to the west. Some of the farmland surrounding the town has been sold and turned into large middle-to-upper-class housing developments. The Winston-Salem Northern Beltway, a partial loop running around the city of Winston-Salem, as introduced in 2014, and will eventually go through Kernersville by the late 2020s or early 2030's. The loop crosses Salem Parkway between Linville Rd and South Main Street. Then further to the south, it crosses I-40 between Union Cross Rd and I-74 and Route 311 near Winston-Salem. Then, it will end with an interchange with I-74 and Route 311 between Union Cross Rd and Ridgewood Rd. Further north, it passes West Mountain St and eventually Route 158 in Walkertown. Another nickname for Kernersville is K-Vegas. Walkertown is 7.1 miles to the west-northwest via Highway 66. Winston-Salem is 11 miles to the west via Salem Parkway. Greensboro is 21 miles to the east via I-40. Wallburg is 9.8 miles to the south via Union Cross Rd and Gumtree Rd. High Point is 14 miles to the southeast via I-74.
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Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is a Baptist theological institute in Wake Forest, North Carolina. It is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. in Wake Forest, North Carolina. It was created in 1950 to meet a need in the SBC's East Coast region. It was voted into existence on May 19, 1950, at the SBC annual meeting and began offering classes in the fall of 1951 on the original campus of Wake Forest University in Wake Forest, North Carolina. The undergraduate program is called The College at Southeastern. The current president is Daniel L. Akin.
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