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Posted By Eric Sammons On November 23, 2009 @ 1:15 pm In Ecumenism,Pro-life | Comments Disabled
When I was growing up, my father advised me to never sign petitions. He felt that they tied you too much to a group and could at some point be used against you. I admit that this advice stuck with me and sometimes I react negatively to petitions. At the very least, I always read them carefully and never sign unless I am 100% behind the cause.
That being said, I just signed the Manhattan Declaration . Even though it was endorsed by many outstanding Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical leaders, I didn’t want to sign it until I read it myself. Now that I have read it (download it here ), I can say that it is a powerful document defending our pro-life and pro-marriage beliefs, as well as our liberty to hold to and live out those beliefs. I also note that my own ordinary, Archbishop Wuerl, signed the Declaration.
I recommend that you read the Declaration as well and urge you to consider signing it. Even if my father would recommend against it.
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