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Manhattan Declaration: A Call of Christian Conscience

Conservative Christian leaders unveiled a declaration Friday calling on Christians not to comply with rules and laws forcing them to accept abortion, same-sex marriage and other ideals that go against their religious doctrines.

Press Release

Dear Friends,

Last Friday at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, a coalition of Orthodox, Catholic, and evangelical Christians publicly declared their support for the sanctity of human life, the sacredness of the natural family, and the importance of religious freedom. 

This public witness for truth is called the Manhattan Declaration, and you can view the entire Declaration here

How providential that on Friday, when the United States Senate was getting ready to begin debate on a healthcare bill that includes an aggressive assault against human life, these brave men and women were standing--quite literally a few blocks away--defending Truth?

More than 150 Christian leaders, including professors, pastors, clergy, cardinals, political activists, and media professionals signed the document.

The Manhattan Declaration truly reached over denominational lines to stand for the Truth. 

Here is a breakdown of many of the Christians who signed:

22 Bishops signed, including:
14 Roman Catholic Bishops (Chaput, Cordileone, Dolan, Kurtz, Madia, Malone, Myers, Nuamann, Nienstedt, Olmsted, Rigali, Sheridan, Wuerl, and Zubik.)
2 Eastern Orthodox Bishops: Metropolitan Jonah (OCA) and Bishop Basil (Antiochian)

20 Heads of and 19 faculty members of Seminaries, Colleges and
Universities including:

Albert Mohler, David Dockery, Robert Sloan, Duane Litfin, J. I. Packer, Tom Oden, Peter Kreeft, Cornelius Plantinga

46 Leaders of various ministries, associations, policy institutes and think
tanks including:

Chuck Colson of Prison Fellowship Ministries, Rav Zacharias of the National Association of Evangelicals, Tony Perkins of Family Research Council, Maggie Gallagher of the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy, and George Weigel of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. 

22 Pastors including:
Rev. Tim Keller, Rev. Jonathan Falwell, Rev. Harry Jackson, Dr. Jack Graham, Rev. Herb Lusk,

10 Publishers including:

Christianity Today, First Things, Kairos Journal, Touchstone, Ignatius Press, and World Magazine

The Manhattan Declaration is hoping to make a big impact with our government, politicians, and media folks by letting them know many Americans will continue to stand fast in defense of Christian principles. 

The signers of the Manhattan Declaration are looking to acquire 1 million online signatures by December 1st.  Since Friday, they've acquired more than 80,000. 

Please take a few minutes today, to sign the Manhattan Declaration by clicking here
and stand with your brothers and sisters in Christ in defense of life, the family, and religious liberty!

God bless...MORE!