Why These Christians Want You to Know They’re ‘Not All Like That’

Dan Savage’s new video series films the devout who want to distance themselves from anti-gay bigotry.
Being devout has nothing to do with being anti-gay. (Photo: Rob Melnychuk/Getty Images)
Sep 7, 2013· 1 MIN READ
A Bay Area native, Andri Antoniades has previously worked as a fashion industry journalist and a medical writer.

Earlier this summer, Pat Robertson publicly lamented that Facebook lacked a "Vomit" button, which if it existed, he would gladly click to show his displeasure with pictures of gay couples displayed on the social media site.

Instances like that have become synonymous with America's religious right. In fact, when a Christian-identified organization isn't anti-gay, the story instantly becomes newsworthy.

Still, there are plenty of self-identifying Christians in the U.S., men and women who attend church services and devoutly read the Bible, who don't tow that party line at all—they're just not often given a voice.

But Dan Savage, creator of the "It Gets Better" campaign, launched a new venture just week, this time named, the Not All Like That Christians Project, or NALT.

Seemingly inspired by an episode of Savage's own TakePart TV show, American Savage, the project invites Christians who support LGBT rights to film themselves offering messages of hope to the gay and trans community.

The content of the videos drives home the tenets of pro-LGBT Christians, who firmly believe that there's nothing inherently sinful or anti-biblical about being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

More than 40 videos have been uploaded already, with more expected soon. Below are just a few of the highlights from that series.