Justin Smith agrees with his fellow Tennessee resident Pete Doughtie that foreign Muslims residing in the USA should be deported back to their Sharia loving Muslim nations of origin. Now I realize this rubs in the face of the usual American tolerance of foreigners and people of diverse religious beliefs, BUT Islam is different. The doctrine and theology of Islam calls for its adherents to spread Islam by peace and failing that, then by force. If any Muslim tells you differently they are either lying or are ignorant of the totality of their writings considered holy.
I concur with Justin Smith.
This brings up a problem that Justin doesn’t really address in this essay. Foreign born Muslims have lived long enough in the USA to have produced progeny born on American soil. You cannot deport a home-born citizen of the USA to the nation of their parents. I personally do not how to deal with the home-born Muslims that espouse their parents’ radical views of Islam to the detriment of American Constitutional Government. I’ll leave for another time. Perhaps even Justin will deal with a Just solution pertaining to home-born Islam that teaches a superiority complex over everything non-Islamic.
Doughtie Declares “Deport”
By Justin O. Smith
Sent: 12/8/2013 4:13 PM
America has often and fruitlessly held forth the hand of friendship and equal freedom to Muslims abroad and here in the United States, but the greatest majority of Muslims (70%) reject equal liberty, equal justice and equal rights in favor of Islamic “fiqh” or Sharia law, and since before 1993 and the first attack on the World Trade Center, Muslims have significantly increased their Islam-inspired terror plots and attacks on U.S. soil. First and second generation U.S. Muslims have turned against our nation, a fact many of us have known for years but one that the ‘Tennessean‘ and the ‘New York Times‘ seemingly just discovered last week. And, the Muslim Brothers continue to infiltrate the upper echelons of the U.S. government, while only a handful of our state and local leaders, Congressmen and Senators seem to have any real concern over the emerging islamoNazi threat to the United States.
Last week, Mr. Pete Doughtie, editor of ‘The Rutherford Reader’, called for Muslims to be deported from the U.S., especially members of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). Mr. Doughtie fully understands the subversive tactics used by CAIR and the MB; his solution is both necessary and supported by the facts.
CAIR has a long history of associating with felons in terrorism probes, suspected terrorists and convicted terrorists. The list is long and includes Nihad Awad, CAIR’s director; Ghassan Eli, who was convicted in April of 2005 on charges of conspiracy to deal in the property of a specially designated terrorist; and Randall “Ismail” Royer of Virginia Jihad infamy, who was convicted of conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States and weapons violations.
Closer scrutiny of a few Muslim Brotherhood members, who follow the credo “Jihad is our way and death in the cause of Allah is our dream”, reveals a picture indicative of thousands of others operating within all levels of the U.S. government throughout America. Their views on Sharia Law and terrorism should have precluded any entry level position in the U.S. government.
Azizah al-Hibri was appointed by Obama to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. She has stated that Islamic law, the harshest on earth, is more moral than the U.S. code of law, because it accepts “blood money” from murderers. She has also made appearances with a top Al Qaeda fundraiser, Abdurhaman Alamoudi, now serving 23 years in prison.
Rashad Hussain is the Special Envoy to the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC). He is held in high esteem by Sharia Law advocates, because he has memorized the Koran. And bear in mind, the OIC, headquartered in Jeddah-Saudi Arabia, is dedicated to spreading Sharia Law globally.
Obama’s “Sharia Czar” is Imam Mohammed Magid, and he is also the president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a Muslim Brotherhood front organization. His father, Al-Haj Majd Haj Mosa, is a Cairo-trained MB scholar, and he was once the top cleric in the Republic of Sudan, one of the most Sharia compliant nations in the world.
After a wide-sweeping terror finance investigation in March 2002, Customs Agent David Kane testified that the All Dulles Muslim Society Center (ADAMS), led by Mohammed Magid, was being used to launder hundreds of thousands of dollars for the targeted finance network that shared offices with the ADAMS Center. Eleven ADAMS Center officials were also targets of this investigation.
Former Islamic Center of Murfreesboro (ICM) board member, Mossad Rawash, was a staunch supporter of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), much like Sami al-Arian. Arian was a tenured professor at the University of South Florida, until he was indicted on terror support charges after 9-11-01 and his leadership role in the PIJ was discovered. On November 3, 2013, the ICM featured a roving board member of the ISNA, Jamal Badawi, who is also a terrorist supporter and an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Conspiracy. Saleh Sbenaty, MTSU professor and ICM spokesperson, is a member of the MB. So…Yes! … The Federal Bureau of Investigation should be looking deep into the finances of the ICM.
On December 1, the ‘Tennessean‘ put forth a ridiculously low figure of “20 American citizens”, who have joined Islamic terrorist organizations in order to participate in the numerous wars across the Middle East and North Africa, which would only account for the young Somali-American men who went to Somalia last year to join al-Shabaab. There are hundreds of well documented cases of American and European Muslims joining jihadist causes and “holy wars”, from the 1980s and Afghanistan up to this year in Mali. And just as battle-hardened jihadists returned from their “holy war” against the Soviets to fight in Serbia for a separate Islamic state, America can one day expect American Muslims returning from service in Al Qaeda, al-Shabaab, Islamic Jihad, the Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria to foment rebellion, increase their practice of terrorism on U.S. soil and attempt to establish a separate Islamic state within the United States.
And let us not forget the ordinary Muslims living in America, like Basit Sheikh, a legal resident of North Carolina, who was arrested last month by the FBI, as he attempted to leave for Lebanon in order to join Jabhat al-Nusrah, a terrorist organization. Do not forget the two Iraqi men living in public housing in Bowling Green, KY since 2009, who were discovered to be Iraqi Al Qaeda terrorists with the blood of U.S. soldiers on their hands.
Pete Doughtie is in good company, since journalist Andy McCarthy and Frank Gaffney, ex-deputy assistant Defense Secretary, have both called for precluding Muslims from Muslim majority nations and “sharia-adherent Muslims” from the U.S., just as we banned advocates for communism after WWII. After the Boston Marathon Bombing, Laura Ingraham, Fox News contributor, called for a ban on Muslim immigration, and several U.S. Senators, such as Rand Paul, suggested much the same.
“Who will stand up”, asked Mr. Doughtie.
We all should be standing shoulder to shoulder in a movement to deport all Muslims not holding U.S. citizenship, much as I have advocated since 1993. Some of us should even be considering running for local, state and federal offices, in order to enforce Article I – Section 8 power “to establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization”, in agreement with past Supreme Court affirmations that Congress and the American people have the “power to make rules for the admission of aliens and to exclude those who possess those characteristics which Congress has forbidden”. Moreover, Muslims can be stripped of their U.S. citizenship and deported, if they have actively fought and taken up arms against the U.S., according to many legal/Constitution experts: All those now standing and advocating for the deportation of Muslims, especially CAIR and MB members, understand that protecting U.S. interests and American citizens and maintaining American sovereignty, independence and freedom of action must be the primary, overriding concern of our nation and its leaders.
By Justin O. Smith
Edited by John R. Houk
© Justin O. Smith
If you could guess a nation that required a special permit or permission to hold a Bible Study in one’s home what nation or nations would you guess? China? Saudi Arabia? Cuba?
That nation is in the United States of America.
If you are a faithful Christian that practices Biblical Christianity and refuse to have anything to do with homosexuality could you go to jail or be sued?
Leftists, Atheists and Homosexual Activists have succeeded in criminalizing Christianity or at least the Christianity that practices Biblical Morality in the USA. It is time to stand UP against this persecution against Christians in America – Christian persecution IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL!
Eugene Delgaudio of Public Advocate wants – a Christian – to become an Activist for Christ. Below is the email that tells you how to respond.
Shocking Government Assault on Religious Liberties
Sent by Eugene Delgaudio
Sent; 9/24/2013 10:23 AM
From: Public Advocate of the United States
Your religious liberties are being stripped away by the government right under your nose.
Don’t believe me? Watch the video below and see the shocking proof for yourself.
For the Family,
HON. EUGENE DELGAUDIO
President, Public Advocate of the U.S.
P.S. The anti-Christian Left does not want me to show you this video. Please click here to watch it before they crank up their efforts to shut it down.
Watch the shocking video below:
[Editor: the same video in the email above]
SIGN THE PLEDGE BELOW:
Dear Public Advocate,
I agree, our religious liberties are under systematic attack by the anti-Christian left and their cronies in all levels of government.
I stand ready to help you hold politicians accountable to pro-Family, pro-Christian values and restore religious liberty to our nation.
Public Advocate must do everything in its power to stop the assault on our religious liberties by our government.
I hereby sign this pledge rejecting this immoral, un-Constitutional attack!
CLICK HERE TO SIGN at the bottom of the webpage!
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A Eugene Delgaudio email inspired me to write “The Left Destroying America Inside Out”. Consider that post as a very long introduction to the Delgaudio email.
Delgaudio writes about religious intolerance toward Christianity in America. He actually provides examples of how the execution of stealthy criminalization of Christianity is here – NOW – in America.
The Death of Religious Liberty?
By Eugene Delgaudio
Sent: 7/23/2013 1:22 PM
Sent from Public Advocate of the United States
You look out your window and standing at your front door are a dozen police officers there to hand-cuff you and whisk you off to jail.
You host daily prayer meetings with friends and family members at your home.
And for not seeking government “permission,” you’re sentenced to 60 days in jail, given three years probation and face over $12,000 in fines.
A nightmare for God-fearing folks like you and me, the scenario I just described to you already happened in Phoenix, Arizona to Michael Salman.
Salman, a committed husband and a father of six, had his home raided by 12 police officers and was taken to jail for hosting daily prayer meetings without first asking the government for “permission.”
John, this could soon be the reality for EVERY Christian-based business, church, private school and non-profit organization in the country — unless I can count on your IMMEDIATE ACTION.
That’s why it’s critical you sign the “Protect Religious Liberty” Directive to your U.S. Senators and Representative IMMEDIATELY.
I’ll give you the link to sign the Directive in just a moment, but first let me explain the secular Left’s all-out assault on Religious Liberty in America.
Make no mistake, the ultimate goal of the radical Left is a secular America where Religious Liberty no longer exists.
And any business owner or organization that operates on Christian values will be told to SHUT UP, FALL IN LINE — or else.
Operate a private school and refuse to indoctrinate children with homosexual, left-wing propaganda? Run a foster care and adoption service and refuse to place children with same-sex “couples?”
Open a faith-based healthcare clinic and refuse to give out abortion-inducing drugs or contraceptives?
If the secular Left gets their way, any one of these scenarios would be grounds for forcing you to close your doors and shut down your business.
That’s why your action today is so critical.
The really bad news is, it’s already taking place in cities and states all across the country.
Take the story of New Mexico wedding photographer Elaine Huguenin.
Huguenin, a photographer who operated a Christian-based business, was fined $7,000 by the New Mexico Human Rights Commission for refusing to photograph a homosexual “wedding” because it violated her religious beliefs.
And this isn’t an isolated incidence.
There’s stories of wedding cake bakers, T-shirt makers, bed and breakfast owners, pastry shops, restaurant owners, schools, churches, and religious institutions being threatened by radical Left-Wing activists and government bureaucrats to be shut down all because they run a Christian-based business or organization.
If you agree that it’s critical you and I stand up and defend our Religious Liberty, please sign your “Protect Religious Liberty” Directive IMMEDIATELY.
Of course, the secular left loves to hide behind innocent-sounding words and phrases like “equality,” “fairness,” and equal rights.”
But you and I both know their real agenda is much deeper and darker, and it has nothing to do with “acceptance” of their perverse “lifestyle.”
Instead, their ultimate goal is to DESTROY Religious Liberty and outright BAN the free exercise of our Christian Faith as individuals.
And this goes far beyond just forcing you and I to “accept” their Left-Wing view of “marriage.” In fact, homosexual “marriage” is just one part of their broader conspiracy to gut our right to express our Faith freely.
The truth is, radical Leftists flat-out HATE the traditional Christian values that made America the freest, most prosperous nation in the world.
That’s why they’ve launched an all-out war to not only ban Religious Liberty, but to also punish Christians who dare exercise their Faith as individuals.
My hope is to generate a FLOOD of Directives from good folks like you all over the country to help me prove to members of Congress that they vote for the Radical Leftists’ attempt to DESTROY our religious liberty at their own peril.
I’ve been in politics long enough to know that’s the one way to send a message in Washington, D.C. — make DEAD sure politicians understand their reelections are at stake.
To send that message loud and clear, I’m going to have to ramp up all of Public Advocate’s efforts.
In the next few weeks, my hope is to contact up to eight million Americans nationwide via mail and email, working the blogs and the talk radio lines, writing op-eds, and running hard-hitting newspaper, radio, internet and TV ads.
You and I both know many God-fearing, decent Americans who just don’t understand the stakes.
After all, the Radical Left loves to hide behind innocent-sounding slogans like “equality” and “equal rights.”
But if you and I don’t alert the majority of Americans who believe in religious liberty to the dangerous threat we face, it’s good folks like you and me who are going to pay the price for their agenda with our freedom!
So please — in addition to your signed Directive — I must ask you to make your most generous contribution TODAY to help me FIGHT BACK against the Radical Leftists’ onslaught.
Whatever you can do it will make a tremendous difference.
I believe you and I do have the numbers to beat back the left-wing attempt to DESTROY Religious Liberty and force their perverse Left-Wing values on every man, woman and child in America — if we can mobilize in time.
But that depends on you.
So please sign your “Protect Religious Liberty” Directive, and make your most generous contribution of $250, $100, $50, $35 or even $20 or $10 TODAY.
Please don’t lay this letter aside.
Don’t tell yourself “I’ll just get to it later.” Please act at once to Protect Religious Liberty!
For the Family,
HON. EUGENE DELGAUDIO
President, Public Advocate of the United States
P.S. The Radical Left is going all out to SHUT me and you up, DESTROY Religious Liberty and hand left-wing social engineers the power to force this perverse “lifestyle” on every man, woman and child in America.
And with President Obama in the White House, Democrats dominating the Senate, and the GOP House getting steamrolled at every turn, I’m afraid they may just succeed.
SlantRight Editor: The links sending you to sign the directive is good so I am excerpting the “whereas” portions. Be sure to go the link to sign your name. After signing your name you will be transferred to a site that offers you the ability to donate. It is a good cause but I wouldn’t feel any pressure. (Hint – If you feel real generous you can always support SlantRight 2.0 as well. J)
My U.S. Senators and Representative
Whereas: The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees and protects the Religious Liberty of the American people; and
Whereas: The radical Left is going all-out to DESTROY Religious Liberty and outright BAN the free exercise of our Christian Faith as individuals; and
Whereas: All across the country, Christian-based businesses, schools, healthcare clinics, and non-profit organizations are facing the threat of being shut down for practicing their Faith and values; and
Whereas: Every American — regardless of their religion — should have the right to worship and practice their religion without fear of fines or imprisonment.
Therefore: I urge you to vote against ANY and ALL attempts to ban or infringe upon the Religious Liberty of the American people.
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The Muslims of Dearborn, MI have an annual festival. Dearborn is just outside of Detroit. The Muslim population of Dearborn is so significant that many anti-jihadists as me have dubbed the city Dearbornistan.
Religious Freedom is a near holy Liberty in the USA. By the 21st century any religion and cult that can get a 501(c)3 IRS designation is a religious totally free to practice its tenets as long as those tenets do not break the rule of law based on the U.S. Constitution. For example kidnapping, robbery, assault, murder and so on is not condoned by the rule of law even if it is a central tenet of a religion.
This brings me back to Dearbornistan. Dearbornistan is probably one of the best examples of a Kafir Free Zone (Usually called No-Go Zones) in America. In this age of Islam using American Liberty to schmooze the unconstitutional portions of Sharia Law into America one multiculturalist Left Wing Judge at a time, which which most pundits have labeled No-Go Zones have a titular meaning if they are known as Kafir Free Zones. Roughly the word “kafir” represents a non-Muslim.
The notion of the existence of a Kafir Free Zone in this exceptional American Republic is repugnant to the real meaning of Religious Freedom. Kafir Free Zones in America brings to remembrance the KKK burning down Black Churches in the South because they were considered inferior to White Christians. KKK desired to see the old post Civil War culture of Black people as second class citizens, hence the existence of No Black Zones better known as Whites Only locations.
When the Civil Rights Movement was in full swing to update our culture to all citizens is equal under the law with equal rights enabled the Black minority to an increasing enforced equal treatment regardless of color, race and religion. Are there still race problems in the USA? Duh! Yes there is. However the lot of Black-White equal rights under the law in 2012 is paradise compared to what it was prior to the 1960s. It is only on America’s Left and Black Supremacists like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, Attorney General Eric Holder, President Barack Hussein Obama and others that promote the illusion that American racism is as bad as ever.
Astonishingly the racism-religious supremacism in Dearbornistan is perpetrated by the minority religion known as Islam against any non-Muslims that desire to exercise their civil rights in Dearbornistan. For example Christian proselytizing has been an expression of Religious Freedom by all Christian Denominations since our American Republic had formed a Union of States under the U.S. Constitution in 1788 when the ninth State New Hampshire ratified it. Rhode Island became the last of the original 13 Colonies to ratify the U.S. Constitution in 1790.
So think of that! A minority religion – Islam – prohibits demonstrations and proselytizing of the majority religion in America. This prohibition of Religious Freedom in Dearborn is upheld by its Police Chief (What a surprise – Muslim) Ronald Haddad. Answering Muslims has a summary of entering the Kafir Free Zone in Dearborn since 2008: Dearborn.
Dearbornistan has become such a Kafir Free Zone that the Dearborn Police look the other way as Muslims begin stoning Christians exercising there Free Speech and Religious Freedom.
Frankly as a Christian and an American the thought of stoning Christians in the home of the brave land of the brave is extremely annoying. It is time to shed political correctness and Christians of all Denominations – Protestant, Catholic and Eastern Orthodox – need to unite to do our version of the million man march. If Dearbornistan refuses to provide the permits for such a protest of the unconstitutional actions occurring in Dearbornistan by Muslim residents and city officials, then march ANYWAY!
Here is the outrage as written at Stop RadicalIslam.org. I am posting two Stop RadicalIslam.org articles and the email from The United West that alerted me about the stoning of Islam. (Trust me, this thing has gone viral and can be found at many anti-jihad bloggers.)
I received an email update about Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani jailed in Iran under a death sentence for being a Christian. I wish I could get these kinds of updates pertaining to another Christian I am following that is jailed in Pakistan also for his faith and like Nadarkhani for blaspheming Islam – Hector Aleem. The sad thing about Hector is a Pakistani Court cleared him of the blasphemy charge; however there is enough Islamic hatred for Christians that charges and delays keep popping up keeping Hector in jail.
Pastor Youcef’s update pertains to an open letter he has been able to get out to those who are tracking his predicament. Below is the email from Jordan Sekulow of the ACLJ which will be followed by the English translation of the Farsi letter by Youcef Nadarkhani.
Imprisoned pastor speaks out
By Jordan Sekulow
Sent: May 10, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Sent by ACLJ
Pastor Youcef has released a letter to his supporters.
It is the first time he has been allowed to make a public statement in nearly a year and the first time the world has heard from him since his execution order was upheld.
Youcef’s spirit in the face of his persecution is remarkable. He writes, “[T]hough my trial due has been so long, and as in the flesh I wish these days to end, yet I have surrendered myself to God’s will.”
The letter, which he sent to Present Truth Ministries, goes on to thank everyone who has been working, speaking out and praying on his behalf, saying:
“I do believe that these kind of activities can be very helpful in order to reach freedom, and respecting the human rights in a right way can bring forth great results in this. I want to appreciate all those are trying to reach to this goal.”
His words are inspiring, and you can read his entire letter on our Tweet for Youcef page at http://ACLJ.org/Nadarkhani.
Please share this inspiring news by forwarding this email and sharing our link on Facebook and Twitter. It’s important that you encourage your friends and family to sign up to our Tweet for Youcef campaign today.
We are also continuing to press the U.S. Senate to unanimously pass a resolution demanding Pastor Youcef’s release. The U.S. House of Representatives has already passed a similar resolution, and it’s time for the Senate to act. Take action; sign our new petition for Youcef today.
Thank you again for your actions, prayers, and tweets on behalf of Pastor Youcef.
ACLJ Executive Director
Letter from Pastor Youcef Thanks Supporters and Urges Prayer
Letter dated: 5/7/12
Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has written an open letter to “all those who are concerned” with his plight thanking them and asking for prayer. The letter written earlier this week is the first time in nearly a year that Pastor Youcef has been able to speak out publicly about his illegal imprisonment in Iran.
He encourages the members of his congregation and supporters all over the world that he is in “perfect health” and urges them to continue having faith in God. He specifically thanks everyone who has “asked for my release, or campaigns and human rights activities which are going on against the charges which are applied to me,” and he urges everyone to “pray for me.”
Below is the entire letter from Pastor Youcef obtained and translated into English by Jason DeMars of Present Truth Ministries, who the ACLJ has been working with on Pastor Youcef’s case from the beginning.
May 7, 2012
Greetings from your servant and younger brother in Christ, Youcef Nadarkhani.
To: All those who are concerned and worried about my current situation.
First, I would like to inform all of my beloved brothers and sisters that I am in perfect health in the flesh and spirit. And I try to have a little different approach from others to these days, and consider it as the day of exam and trial of my faith. And in these days which are hard in order to prove your loyalty and sincerity to God, I am trying to do the best in my power to stay right with what I have learned from God’s commandments.
I need to remind my beloveds, though my trial due has been so long, and as in the flesh I wish these days to end, yet I have surrendered myself to God’s will.
I am neither a political person nor do I know about political complicity, but I know that while there are many things in common between different cultures, there are also differences between these cultures around the world which can result in criticism, which most of the times response to this criticisms will be harsh and as a result will lengthen our problems.
From time to time I am informed about the news which is spreading in the media about my current situation, for instance being supported by various churches and famous politicians who have asked for my release, or campaigns and human rights activities which are going on against the charges which are applied to me. I do believe that these kind of activities can be very helpful in order to reach freedom, and respecting the human rights in a right way can bring forth great results in this.
I want to appreciate all those are trying to reach to this goal. But at the other hand, I’d like to announce my disgust at insulting words or activities which make stress and trouble, which unfortunately are done with the justification (excuse) of defending human rights and freedom, for the final result is so clear and obvious for me. Insulting the belief of other nations or people, whether they be a majority or minority, is not accepted and is an unworthy deed, specifically for those who have this teaching to love and respect others more than themselves and treat them the same as you want to be treated.
Then, burning and insulting is not a reverent behavior for a Christian, but it’s worthy to be in obedience to the word of God and humble ourselves to glorify God.
I try to be humble and obedient to those who are in power, obedience to those in authority which God has granted to the officials of my country, and pray for them to rule the country according to the will of God and be successful in doing this. For I know this in this way I have obeyed God’s word. I try to obey along with those whom I see in a common situation with me. They never had any complaint, but just let the power of God be manifested in their lives, and though sometimes we read that they have used this right to defend themselves, for they had this right, I am not an exception as well and have used all possibilities and so forth and am waiting for the final result.
So I ask all the beloved ones to pray for me as the holy word has said. At the end I hope this be prepared as soon as possible, as the authorities of my country will do with free will according to their law and commandments which are answerable to.
May God’s Grace and Mercy be upon you now and forever. Amen.
The original letter in Farsi is posted here.
It is very encouraging that Pastor Youcef is not only able to communicate with the outside world, but that he is aware of the international outcry on his behalf. News of his story is reaching all the way around the world back into the heart of Iran.
It is critical that we keep this intense pressure on Iran for his release. Please continue to pray, Tweet for Youcef, and urge the U.S. Senate to quickly and unanimously pass a resolution demanding his release.
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President Obama’s Administration is forcing faith based medical institutions to provide abortion and birth control to women even though abortion and/or birth control may directly contradict the tenets of faith. This is a classic example of how Christianity is prevented from influencing government but government specifically in an unconstitutional manner is making a law affecting religion.
The Manhattan Declaration is a coalition of Christians (Catholics, Protestants and Eastern Orthodox) that stands for First Amendment Religious Liberty according to constitutional Original Intent and is embarking to battle this government intrusion into the Christian religion.
A Personal Message that Needs YOUR Reply
Take Action to Defend Religious Liberty
By Chuck Colson, Robert George and Timothy George
Sent: February 7, 2012 3:00 PM
Dear Manhattan Declaration Signer,
We have arrived at the crisis point we knew would come. Our religious liberties are in the greatest peril and we need you to act immediately and sign this petition.
Our federal government, charged under the Constitution not only to respect, but to protect and defend, our most fundamental freedoms, has now imposed upon people of all faiths a mandate that their institutions provide insurance to their employees to pay for abortion inducing drugs, surgical sterilizations, and contraceptives. There is, for all intents and purposes, no recognition of the rights of conscience for those Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, or other faith-based employers to be free of this imposition.
The Catholic Church, as the largest provider of faith-based education, health care, and social services for the poor, is on the front lines of the struggle, but because of the required abortion drug coverage and the violation of religious freedom at the heart of the mandate, it is a struggle that implicates all believers. If the mandate is rammed down the throats of Catholics, no people of faith will be safe.
The Catholic bishops of the United States, dozens of whom are signers of the Manhattan Declaration, have made clear that they cannot and will not bend to the mandate. If forced to choose between the law of Christ and the edict of Caesar, they have no doubt about which master they will serve. If necessary, they are prepared to close institutions, and even go to jail, rather than comply with a human dictate in violation of what they believe, in conscience, to be the will of God.
All of us pledged such fidelity in the Manhattan Declaration. We saw this day coming, though few of us realized it would come so soon. Now we face the test: Will we, as we promised to do, “ungrudgingly give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, but under no circumstances give to Caesar what belongs to God”?
For our part, we renew our pledge to each other and to each of you. We ask you to do the same. Let us not scatter in fear or yield our precious spiritual and constitutional rights. Let us stand with the Catholic bishops and with those of every faith who will stand with us in the defense of religious liberty and the rights of conscience.
We ask you to do two things:
1. First, we posted on the Manhattan Declaration website a petition to President Obama prepared by the Becket Fund, which we’re asking everyone to sign. Please let your friends know about this petition. Get 10 others to come to the ManhattanDeclaration.org website to sign it, and at the same time ask them to sign the Manhattan Declaration itself if they haven’t already. Please encourage all of your friends, family, and colleagues to sign it today! Those who would deny our liberties need to know millions of Christians are standing together to oppose them.
2. Second, we are also raising funds to hire a full-time helper with the Manhattan Declaration enterprise. The list of Manhattan Declaration signers could now double, and there will be significant grass roots activity that we want to encourage. Up until now, three of the sponsoring ministries have provided funding and part-time staff support. To get the job done we must have a separate staff dedicated to the work of the Manhattan Declaration movement. We haven’t had staff enough to answer all the correspondence let alone do some events.
If you can make a donation to help with this, please do so, but not at the expense of your church or other Christian organizations. We are asking you to contribute only if you can make an extra, sacrificial gift above and beyond your regular donations. Only twice have we asked the Manhattan Declaration signers to make a gift and you responded. However, if there is a moment for sacrifice, the moment is now.
Like no other time in recent American history we must stand together no matter the consequences. May God use our strong alliance to prevent this outrageous attack on our most fundamental civil liberty.
The Manhattan Declaration is a non-partisan statement of conscience in defense of human life, traditional marriage and religious freedom.