There is a slowly growing movement among the so-called “Religious Right” to call for civil disobedience to laws concerning the promotion of abortion, euthanasia, gay marriage, and “Hate Crimes” legislation.
This movement is centered on the “Manhattan Declaration” Drafted Oct 20th, 2009 after a meeting of religious leaders in NYC on September 28th, 2009. It was released on November 20th, 2009.
The money quote:
In this declaration we affirm:
1) the profound, inherent, and equal dignity of every human being as a creature fashioned in the very image of God, possessing inherent rights of equal dignity and life?
2) marriage as a conjugal union of man and woman, ordained by God from the creation, and
historically understood by believers and nonbelievers alike, to be the most basic institution in society and?
3) religious liberty, which is grounded in the character of God, the example of Christ, and the inherent freedom and dignity of human beings created in the divine image.
It is my plan to print out a copy and attach a signature page to it and get as many people as possible to sign it. Thereupon I will deliver a copy to every City Council Member and legislator that has offices in my county. In addition I will deliver a copy to the County Courthouse, sheriff and other local law enforcement departments, as well as my state’s National legislators and the State Supreme Court.
I hope you will do the same, or at least bring this post to the attention of someone who will in your area.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Get the whole text and Sign the declaration online here: