More than 275,000 people have signed the Manhattan Declaration -- just two weeks since it was approved -- to stand against laws that defy traditional Christian values, the Christian Broadcast Network (CBN) News reported today.
The document -- written by Christian, Catholic, and Orthodox leaders -- calls on believers to fight for traditional marriage, the unborn, and religious liberty, even if it means breaking the law.
Chuck Colson, who co-authored the Manhattan Declaration, explained to CBN News why so many people have signed the declaration in such a short period of time. "It's time we Christians stood up and defended what we believe -- and if it costs us, so be it," Colson said. He added, "If we don't speak out now about these values, we are going to have things crammed down our throats within a few years that we cannot live with."
The Manhattan Document concludes with a powerful spiritual statement which says, "We will render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's, but we will not render unto Caesar that which is God's."