Christians who support gay rights have launched a new campaign on Wednesday to create a platform for affirming Christians to tell the world, particularly young people that they don’t have to choose between their faith and sexuality. As reported by Time Magazine on September 4, the NALT Christians have launched a video campaign with the help of Dan Savage. The message will be controversial but is a necessary message.
NALT stands for “Not All Like That” and was founded when Wayne Besen and Evan Hurst of Truth Wins Out, teamed up with California pastor John Shore to show that not all Christians oppose homosexuality and gay marriage like outspoken Christians such as Tony Perkins, Maggie Gallagher and Pat Robertson.
Their main focus is to give a voice and inspire Christian LGBT allies to move their support to a public stage. Through the videos, values will be put into action and send a message that not all Christians view homosexuality as sinful.
According to a news release from the project.
“Christians everywhere will begin to rise up and proclaim their unconditional love and support for their gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family members. This new movement, inspired by Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” project, encourages LGBT-affirming Christians to upload videos that unapologetically express their full acceptance of LGBT people.”
The first two videos are from author and gay advocate Dan Savage along with co-founder John Shore and his wife Catherine.
As Shore explains, homosexuality is more about an understanding of the word of God.
“It actually is more Biblical if you make affirmation of LGBT people part of your understanding of the word of God. It changed when it came to slavery, it changed when it came to women’s suffrage, it will change with this issue.”