The Manhattan Declaration

Our fundamental right to pursue religious freedom has been severely infringed this last year. In response, over fifty thousand signatories signed and published "The Manhattan Declaration: A Call of Christian Conscience" on Friday.

"The We are Orthodox, Catholic, and evangelical Christians who have united at this hour to reaffirm fundamental truths about justice and the common good, and to call upon our fellow citizens, believers and non-believers alike, to join us in defending them. These truths are:

1. the sanctity of human life
2. the dignity of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife
3. the rights of conscience and religious liberty.

"Inasmuch as these truths are foundational to human dignity and the well-being of society, they are inviolable and non-negotiable. Because they are increasingly under assault from powerful forces in our culture, we are compelled today to speak out forcefully in their defense, and to commit ourselves to honoring them fully no matter what pressures are brought upon us and our institutions to abandon or compromise them. We make this commitment not as partisans of any political group but as followers of Jesus Christ, the crucified and risen Lord, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life."

you can read the entire Declaration at the link above, see who else signed it, and sign it yourself. It is also being discussed on Twitter, hashtag #mdec. They also have a Facebook page. Christian, read it, sign it, and live it!