Not All Christians Are “Values Voter Summit” Bigots — Some of Us Took Our Stand at the National Press Club

Not all Christians are “Values Voter Summit” bigots. Some of us took our stand at the National Press Club in Washington DC on Thursday, Oct. 10. I had the honor to be part of a coalition of mainstream Christians and LGBT leaders. We were invited by Truth Wins Out,  a non-profit organization that fights anti-gay religious extremism. We were there to endorse NALT, an exciting new platform for pro-LGBT Christians to proclaim our strong support for equality and to tell the world that Christians are, “Not All Like That.”

I’ve posted the 8-minute clip of what I said at the press conference here. We offered a vision for the future of America – one where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  This is the message of my new book, And God Said, “Billy!”

The event at the National Press Club occurred one day prior to the annual Values Voter Summit, a conference that is organized by America’s most virulent hate groups. The Values Voter Summit features speakers who send the vile message that LGBT people are unworthy, morally and spiritually broken, and a danger to society. We met to make the point that the Values Voter Summit expresses the opposite of Christian values.

Photo: And here's a photo of the group at the NALT Christians Project media conference yesterday. Great people, great cause. Click http://bit.ly/19BS0pV to learn what brought us all there.

Those who spoke included: Wayne Besen, Executive Director of Truth Wins Out, co-founder of The NALT Christians Project, The Very Rev. Gary Hall, Dean, Washington National Cathedral, Brent Childers, Executive Director, Faith In America, Michael Keegan, President, People for the American Way (PFAW), Andy Lang, Executive Director, United Church of Christ Coalition for LGBT Concerns and John and Catherine Shore, Co-Founders, The NALT Christians Project.

Here’s what I said:

Frank Schaeffer is a writer and author of And God Said, “Billy!” on Kindle and NOOK for $3.99 and in paperback too.

About Frank Schaeffer

Frank Schaeffer is an American author, film director, screenwriter and public speaker. He is the son of the late theologian and author Francis Schaeffer. He became a Hollywood film director and author, writing several internationally acclaimed novels including And God Said, "Billy!" as well as the Calvin Becker Trilogy depicting life in a fundamentalist mission home-- Portofino, Zermatt, and Saving Grandma.

  • Wondering

    Absolutely wonderful speech. Bravo! So glad to have your voice out there in this crazy mess we are in. Glad that there is a shift taking place within Evangelicalism – and glad that I am lucky enough to be a part of it as well. Keep up the great work.


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