On Thursday, Oct. 10, a coalition of mainstream Christians, LGBT leaders, and progressive advGroup Photoocates spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to take back the mantle of religion from anti-gay extremists. They offered a different, more enlightened vision for the future of America – one where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The event 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.

Here are videos from the speakers at our media conference:

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)

Vivian Taylor, Executive Director, Integrity USA

Frank Schaeffer, author

Andy Lang, Executive Director, United Church of Christ Coalition for LGBT Concerns

John and Catherine Shore, Co-Founders, The NALT Christians Project