All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
The Manhattan Declaration, released on November 20, 2009, is a document whose time has come. With the proposed health reform bill threatening to force doctors, through the power of government, to end lives against their conscience, it's time that Christians of every denomination and philosophy take a firm stand in asserting our values.
Our intrinsic right to life, natural marriage, and religious liberty are imperiled today as never before in our history. The Manhattan Declaration is a step in the direction of protecting not only our faith, but our principles and our way of life.
Over 260,000 people have signed the document since its release. If the Founders of our country were here today, I'm willing to bet that their signatures would have been among the first.