Author-activist Dan Savage helped inaugurate a pro-LGBT Christian video project.

The Not All Like That (NALT) project is similar to the It Gets Better project, in which celebrities, politicians and everyday folks urge troubled LGBT teens to hang in there, because life eventually gets better. Savage co-founded the It Gets Better project with his husband Terry Miller in 2010.

“The NALT Christians project is Christians – and hopefully no small number of straight Christians – talking to LGBT people and to other Christians, LGBT and straight,” Savage explained in a nearly 3-minute video posted at the nascent group's website. “NALT stands for Not All Like That. It's a term I came up with because at my talks Christians were forever coming up to me and saying, 'We're not all like that. We don't all hate and condemn gay people.'”

“If you're a Christian who believes that God cares no more about a person's sexual orientation or gender identity than God cares about the color of a person's hair or eyes, make an Not All Like That video,” Savage added. “If you don't take that step, if you don't speak up, then know that your silence allows the Tony Perkins and Pat Robertsons of this world to speak for you.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Wayne Besen, executive director of Truth Wins Out, which confronts the “ex-gay” movement, said in a blog post that his group and Christian author John Shore had created the project.