Skip to comments.Religious Leaders Call for Civil Disobedience if Laws Donít Respect Faith
Posted on 11/22/2009 3:08:18 PM PST by Jim Robinson
A formidable coalition of 150 Catholic, Orthodox and evangelical leaders are calling on Christians in a new manifesto to reject secular authority and even engage in civil disobedience if laws force them to accept abortion, same-sex marriage and other ideas that betray their religious beliefs.
On Friday, these leaders released a 4,700-word document called the "The Manhattan Declaration: A Call of Christian Conscience."
The document was signed by leaders ranging from evangelical leader Chuck Colson to two of the leading Catholic prelates in the U.S., Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. and Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, and calls on Christians to engage in civil disobedience to defend their doctrines.
The document also blasts the Obama administration, saying that social ills have grown since the election of President Obama, an abortion rights advocate, along with an erosion of what it calls "marriage culture" with the rise of divorce, greater acceptance of infidelity and the uncoupling of marriage from childbearing.
Colson says the project is aimed at instilling social conservative beliefs in a new generation of believers.
"We argue that there is a hierarchy of issues," he told The New York Times. "A lot of younger evangelicals say they're all alike. We're hoping to educate them that these are the three most important issues" abortion marriage and religious liberty.
"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," says the declaration, which was drafted by Colson, an evangelical, and Princeton University professor Robert P. George, a Roman Catholic.
The declaration lists the "fundamental truths" as the "sanctity of human life, the dignity of marriage...
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Count me in.
I’m already in.
Spread the word.
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I am too
All it takes is one of me to shut down a three state region.
See just how much good it did for the Germans.
Its about time.
Interesting. I wonder if these are the same religious leaders pushing ‘compassionate amnesty’.
Hey, hey, HEY!
Only White House associates can bomb the Pentagon, attain virtually worthless doctorate degrees (or in some cases just drop out) , and advise the Kenyan Klod.
You religious types even think of saying a word about disobeying the law and we’ll take you down.
Count me in, as well.
I am in. Tell me where and when.
The time has come ...
We can expect o-bow-man to soon declare marital allowing, or demanding, that the military arrest American citizens that oppose him in any way.
Count me in, too.
Maybe Raymond Arroyo could get a campaign going for that too
Perhaps now Churches can see the dangers of colluding with liberals on “social” issues. Liberals are NO friends of religion. One only has to pick up a history book.