I was both glad and proud to sign on with the Manhattan Declaration group when their invite showed up on Facebook. Their group and declaration has been around for less than a week and each time I check there are another 10,000 or so signed on. I guess that is a tribute to their message and the resolve of those who are ready to speak up for what they feel is right.
They are a group of Catholic, Orthadox, and Evagelical Christians united not just under the banner of Christianity, but rather just people who wish to reaffirm a few fundamental truths about justice and the common good.
- the sanctity of human life
- the dignity of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife
- the rights of conscience and religious liberty.
If you’ve read this blog at all you’ll recognize that these are of great importance to me and have been written of frequently. Families are at the building blocks of great neighborhoods, towns, cities, states and nations. We must value people of all ages and abilities. We must protect the traditions of real families that gave us our society. We must stand up for religious liberty and rights of conscience.
If we won’t stand up for what we know in our hearts is right, then our nation will continue down the path toward wrong. It is the wide path we’ve read of in scripture and the tread is getting beaten ever wider by the feet of so many unknowing Americans. Stand up, sign on and let your fellow Americans what is going on.
Go in through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many are the ones entering in through it.