Thursday, April 08, 2010

Westminster 2010: ‘Declaration of Christian Conscience’

When Cranmer was made aware of the Manhattan Declaration last year, he wondered what an equivalent British initiative might be termed, and whether anyone might be inclined to sign it after its founder – the President and CEO of The Tony Blair Faith Foundation.

Well, the equivalent has been born – the Westminster Declaration – and it was not founded by His Holiness the Rt Hon Tony Blair, but by some of the UK’s stellar clerics and theo-political luminaries, including Lord Carey, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, the Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali and Baroness Cox.

And, to date, it has just over 10,000 signatories.

The Manhattan Declaration is now approaching half a million, and there is no reason why the Westminster initiative cannot match that.

It unites Roman Catholics, Orthodox, Protestant and Anglican Christians (indeed, all Trinitarians), and was launched on Easter Sunday. The group sets out a broad range of policies that unite British churches.

The document begins: ‘Protecting human life, protecting marriage, and protecting freedom of conscience are foundational for creating and maintaining strong families, caring communities and a just society.

‘Our Christian faith compels us to speak and act in defence of all these.’

It calls on Christians to ‘support, protect, and be advocates for children born and unborn, and all those who are sick, disabled, addicted, elderly, poor, exploited, trafficked or exploited by unjust trade, aid or debt policies’.

The Declaration also pledges to support marriage – ‘the lifelong covenantal union of one man and one woman as husband and wife’ – as ‘the only context for sexual intercourse’ and ‘the most important unit for sustaining the health, education, and welfare of all’.

In addition to support for traditional marriage, it opposes assisted suicide and euthanasia. It also calls on Britons to vote with their conscience, and has a website database that aims to reveal the ethical position of more than 2,600 election candidates on issues such as abortion and stem-cell research.

It could prove as controversial as its American counterpart, which allows for ‘civil disobedience’ for Christians whose faith clashes with the law.

The British version says Christians should be ‘subject to all governing authorities and obey them except when they require us to act unjustly’.

It adds: ‘We will not be intimidated by any cultural or political power into silence or acquiescence and we will reject measures that seek to overrule our Christian consciences or to restrict our freedoms to express Christian beliefs, or to worship and obey God.’

Dr Peter Saunders, chief executive of the Christian Medical Fellowship and another signatory to the declaration, said: "There has been a feeling of growing hostility to the Christian faith and that Christians are being marginalised from the public square. It is important to know what candidates actually stand for, particularly when Christian beliefs can appear on both the left and right of the political spectrum."

He said Britain's four million churchgoing Christians – on average, 6,000 per parliamentary constituency – were ‘a minority’. But he added: "If the election is close, either between parties overall or individual candidates, Christians, like any other minority, could prove decisive to the outcome."

Indeed they could, indeed they could.

So it is a wonder that we are being marginalised, sidelined and ignored.

If Christians were to coalesce around this Declaration (and Cranmer can see no reason why this should not be possible for all believers), it is doubtful that politicians would be minded to ignore such a constituency, even if those politicians happened to be a hypocritical ‘son of the manse’ or one who has a ‘sort of fairly classic Church of England faith, a faith that grows hotter and colder by moments’.

There is no telling where such a union might lead. As with the Manhattan Declaration, the goal of those who drafted and signed the document ‘is not just to get a lot of names on a manifesto, gratifying though that is’. They say:

We are seeking to build a movement - hundreds of thousands of Catholic, Protestant Evangelical, and Eastern Orthodox Christians who will stand together alongside other men and women of goodwill in defense of foundational principles of justice and the common good. These are people who could expose the lie which so many in our culture have embraced about self being the center of life; and then winsomely present, in the words of St. Paul, "a more excellent way”.

The Westminster 2010 Declaration appeals to orthodox Trinitarians of all persuasions.

It is perhaps too late for Westminster 2010 to have any effect on the present campaign, with the election being just four weeks away. But it is a professional, credible and non-partisan initiative which could be very significant afterwards, and, indeed, for in all subsequent elections.

And for those who might dismiss this as the UK’s equivalent of America's ‘Religious Right’, please observe that the focus is just as much on protecting the poor, the alien and the vulnerable as it is on the defence of marriage and its opposition to abortion.

Cranmer commends it to all of his readers and communicants, and asks that it might be circulated far and wide, to your friends, families, churches and ecclesial communities.

81 Comments:

Anonymous philip walling said...

Shame that there's some awful words in it - 'foundational' 'covenantal', and where is the current Archbishop of Canterbury?
It ought to be distributed throughout the churches and read from every pulpit in the land before polling day.

But don't hold your breath!

8 April 2010 at 09:40  
Blogger Dreadnaught said...

...the lifelong covenantal union of one man and one woman as husband and wife’ – as ‘the only context for sexual intercourse...

How, I wonder would the Heir to the throne and potential head of the CoE sit comfortably with this proposition. Possibly with a 'truth and reconciliation' programme? - now that would be something for the red-tops to look forward to.

8 April 2010 at 10:34  
Anonymous graham Wood said...

"But it is a professional, credible and non-partisan initiative which could be very significant afterwards, and, indeed, for in all subsequent elections."

YG I doubt this very much. The theological landscape is littered with such well intentioned, but largely futile, declarations, confessions of faith, & statements etc. To what purpose?
Is it seriously thought that governments will be interested, let alone persuaded by these?
Christians, of whatever tradition, especially in the current climate of Statist thinking and anti Christian ideologies are politically expendable.
As far as Evangelicals are concerned these are regarded as being "extremist" anyway, and for electoral purposes can be safely ignored.
Political leaders may occasionally pay lip service to the "Christian ethic" and Brown's "values", but without the transforming power of the Gospel of Christ it amounts to not much more than collective moralising - and that never saved anything or anybody.

8 April 2010 at 10:51  
Anonymous Tony B said...

Well intentioned, but absurd, outdated, and irrelevant. The world has moved on.

8 April 2010 at 11:19  
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8 April 2010 at 11:25  
Blogger Anglichan said...

I would not sign it because it's an ecumenical initiative and involves the Roman Catholic 'church'.

'And what agreement is there between the Temple of God and idols? Therefore, come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord' 2 Cor 6 v 16,17.

8 April 2010 at 11:46  
Anonymous Graham Davis said...

Extract from the declaration:
“We will not be intimidated by any cultural or political power into silence or acquiescence and we will reject measures that seek to over-rule our Christian consciences or to restrict our freedoms to express Christian beliefs, or to worship and obey God”.

Conscience is a necessary facet of an enlightened and humane society but it is also a dangerous one as it can enable people to justify almost any act that is driven by religious belief. The 9/11 bombers were following their conscience as their beliefs had not just sanctioned but had impelled their actions.

Therefore religious belief must never be allowed exemption from secular laws or we will end up burning heretics again. If society accedes to Christian demands then why not Moslem or Hindu or Scientologist?

Your right to hold your views is inalienable as is your right to express them but please accept that they deserve no greater respect or authority because they are derived from your faith than do mine.

8 April 2010 at 11:55  
OpenID scottspeig said...

much appreciated your grace, I have signed, tweeted about it and will be hopefully having a copy in my church this Sunday!!

If every christian in this country signed it, it would be noticed in the eyes of politicians.

8 April 2010 at 12:08  
Anonymous circus monkey said...

Yes, scottspeig, it's time Christians became more muscular about having their voices heard!

8 April 2010 at 12:53  
Anonymous Anglichan said...

Some rather confused ideas from Graham Davis:

'Therefore religious belief must never be allowed exemption from secular laws or we will end up burning heretics again.'

This secular government has already enacted laws which, metaphorically speaking, 'burn heretics'. There are many Christian victims as examples of those holding 'heretical views' [those beliefs which contradict humanistic philosophies] and being punished for opposing those laws which arise from them.

Also, for many hundreds of years western governments in general and Great Britain's governments in particular, have made laws based on the principles found in the Bible. It is perhaps only since the 1960s that successive governments have overturned those principles and enacted laws according to humanist or 'secular' philosophies.

We may not be burning people anymore, but many lives are destroyed every year as a direct result of these philosophies and the laws that proceed from them, abortion law being a classic example.

8 April 2010 at 13:05  
Anonymous chris r said...

Graham Davis:

"Your right to hold your views is inalienable as is your right to express them but please accept that they deserve no greater respect or authority because they are derived from your faith than do mine"


Unless, of course, they are True, being a reflection of God's perspective.

Your right to a secular faith does not negate His existence.

8 April 2010 at 13:05  
Anonymous no nonny said...

Nearly 11,000 signatures in four days can't be bad going!

Thank you, Your Grace, for the link; and thanks also for publicizing the movement. I hope more and more people network this proposition, and raise its profile higher and higher. Let us play our part in using word and script for their ancient purpose: that of linking the invisible into physical presence, and action.

It is a chance, indeed, to confirm the Christian matrix of this country. That matrix exists in terms of living population. The population, however, is constituted of materials which form the fibres that we have, for 2,000 years, woven into the fabric of our indigenous society.

8 April 2010 at 13:49  
Anonymous Graham Davis said...

Anglichan said...
“for many hundreds of years western governments in general and Great Britain's governments in particular, have made laws based on the principles found in the Bible”.

Many of those “laws” as you call them are based on humanistic principles and existed long before Christianity, they could be found in many other pre-existing philosophies like Confucianism. For much of the last millennium Christianity held sway in this country and was an integral part of the body politic. Those days are gone. The CofE has to compete with other faiths now and while it is dying on its feet, they or at least the most fundamentalist of them like Islam and Catholicism are thriving at for the time being.

There are issues however when I might agree with you. I think abortion is morally wrong and I would counsel against its widespread acceptance. I don’t agree with the feminist argument that it is a women’s body therefore simply a women’s right although ultimately a women will make decisions about her own body. However I think an unwanted pregnancy is morally worse so I would not outlaw abortion, rather I would try and reduce its incidence. One way is to provide enlightened sex education so that it is not used simply as contraception.

There is nothing morally wrong with sex outside marriage. Sex is a pleasure and like food has become more than simply a biological necessity. Few would doubt that in our current liberalised society that sex is exploited for commercial gain and that young people are “sexualised” and that this is not healthy but even less healthy was the repressed and inhibited attitude of my parent’s generation.


And chris r ....
“Unless, of course, they are True, being a reflection of God's perspective”.

You have made my point. Invoking your imaginary friend is just not good enough because others have imaginary friends too who demand that a different set of “laws” be upheld, so what right have you to think that yours are “true”?.

8 April 2010 at 14:25  
Anonymous Graham Davis said...

no nonny said...
“Nearly 11,000 signatures in four days can't be bad going!”

In a few weeks time let’s see how it compares with the NSS petition against the Pope’s visit (currently 28,000).

8 April 2010 at 14:32  
Anonymous Oswin said...

Be it too broad, or too narrow; it covers much of what we subscribe to. It is not, I believe necessary, to agree with every dot and cross (tut!)of it before forming battle-lines.

I am reassured that the 'Declaration' allows much 'between line reading' as is evidenced, suggested by many of the initial signatories.

This is the forming of the spear-head; the phalanx against a hideous beast of a threat. How can we not stand shoulder to shoulder?

8 April 2010 at 15:21  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Your Grace

Thank God! By the hour more and more Judaeo-Christians are sigining the Declaration.

This Declaration is our 'reply' to our American cousins' Manhattan Declaration.

Our leaders have sounded the trumpet call on Liberty's wall! It is our duty to respond.

It wouold be a pleasing teaching for posters here to issue advice on how to impel some of our left-liberal pastors' to sign the Declaration. I shall introduce it at the next Bible study evening - given the chance.

8 April 2010 at 16:29  
Anonymous Graham Davis said...

D.Singh
You're back!
A second coming perhaps?

8 April 2010 at 16:35  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Och! Mr Davis,

Shore leave has ended. back to the rootin', tootin' an' fightin'!

8 April 2010 at 16:38  
Anonymous Trencherbone said...

@Graham Davis
"The 9/11 bombers were following their conscience as their beliefs had not just sanctioned but had impelled their actions"

No they weren't following their conscience. Unlike almost all other religions, Islam has no place for individual conscience, and indeed seeks to destroy it and replace it with the automated responses of a psychopath.

The end result of Islamic indoctrination is to turn the jihadist into a psychopathic clone of the original psychopath Mohammed. In doing so, it destroys all conscience and capacity for individual thought, producing a 'mobotic' killing machine.

8 April 2010 at 16:47  
Blogger Dreadnaught said...

Mr Anglichan said:-

This secular government has already enacted laws which, metaphorically speaking, 'burn heretics'. There are many Christian victims as examples of those holding 'heretical views' [those beliefs which contradict humanistic philosophies] and being punished for opposing those laws which arise from them.

Eh? What are you talking about MrA?

8 April 2010 at 16:52  
Anonymous Oswin said...

Trencherbone - 'in a nutshell' Sir, in a nutshell!

8 April 2010 at 16:58  
Blogger Flossie said...

Thank you for posting this, YG. I would urge all your communicants to open the 'Candidates' tab and follow the instructions to email their candidate.

How very interesting that not one candidate has openly 'come out' AGAINST this Declaration. Nothing to do with fear of losing votes, of course.

Very few of the mainstream party candidates have come out in support (at the time of writing 3 Labour, 2 Conservative, 2 Lib Dem). The others are Independent, UKIP, Democratic Unionist. Hooray for these twelve candidates who believe in something and are not afraid to say so!

8 April 2010 at 17:08  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Your Grace

And another thing... why hasn't our beloved leader the Archbishop Rowan 'Grand Mufti' Williams of Canterbury signed the most important document, the Westminster Decalaration 2010, to be issued by our leaders for centuries?

And begging your pardon, Your Grace, did you attend your regular church last Sunday; or were you the fellow I shook hands with at the giving of the Peace in the pew before me?

8 April 2010 at 17:10  
Anonymous len said...

Just signed,
Power to the Christians!

8 April 2010 at 17:39  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Mr Len

I've signed and it was a great delight to follow Flossie's instructions!

Forward Judaeo-Christians!

8 April 2010 at 17:40  
Blogger The Merry Man said...

Your Grace,

The bells of heaven with be ringing in celebration...the sleepers have awaken!.

8 April 2010 at 18:12  
Blogger Anabaptist said...

There you are; Singh is back. (And so are his multitudinous postings.)

Told you!

8 April 2010 at 18:21  
Blogger William said...

Just signed as well. May God bless this movement!

8 April 2010 at 18:23  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Mr Anabaptist

I've only been away for a short time; has peace broken out on this website?

THIS IS A TIME FOR WAR!

There is a time for all things that are done under the heavens!

Pah!

8 April 2010 at 18:25  
Blogger Jared Gaites said...

When I signed it, it was at under 5,000. When I read it this morning it was at 10,300. I have come home from work and it is now at 11,653. Impressive.

8 April 2010 at 18:52  
Blogger Ginro said...

Thank you and I have signed it. I've also emailed it to two others.

Is it possible for the site owners to edit it? I notice some bright spark clearly under the delusion that she/he's being clever, has posted names such as:

MR.IBELONGTOADEATHCULT
MR. IWORSHIPAZOMBIE
MR.NOTOXTAINLAWSTHEYBURNPEOPLE
MR SAYNOTOBIBLEBASHERSINGOVERNMENT
MR .HAHAYOURCHURCHESAREEMPTYING
MR. NOTOTHEOCRACYYESTOSECULARISM
Mr Fundiewanker M.B.E. T.W.A.T
MR I. M. AFUNDIEBIGOT

8 April 2010 at 19:37  
Blogger Angus said...

O! Graham Davis at 14.25:

On the contrary, sir! - sex is far too pleasurable to be sanctioned to those uninitiated into married bliss.

Gloria in excelsis Deo!
Amen

8 April 2010 at 19:41  
Anonymous martin sewell said...

Interesting that the "Son of the Manse" is not expecxted to sign.

Will any commentator ask him why not?

8 April 2010 at 19:44  
Blogger D. Singh said...

The number of signatories is now 11,848.

It might break the 12,000 'barrier' by mid-night.

It looks like our brothers and sisters, right across our country, are coming out in force in cyber-space.

8 April 2010 at 20:03  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Your Grace

Mr Ginro expresses sound judgment the Declaration does not need the signatures of the following fools:

MR.IBELONGTOADEATHCULT
MR. IWORSHIPAZOMBIE
MR.NOTOXTAINLAWSTHEYBURNPEOPLE
MR SAYNOTOBIBLEBASHERSINGOVERNMENT
MR .HAHAYOURCHURCHESAREEMPTYING
MR. NOTOTHEOCRACYYESTOSECULARISM
Mr Fundiewanker M.B.E. T.W.A.T
MR I. M. AFUNDIEBIGOT

We Judaeo-Christians have always been taught the fewer of us there are, the greater share of glory.

We recall the 300 Spartans that defended Europe and fell at the ‘Hot-gates’. Did not the ancient Greek poet, Simonides, write:

‘Go, tell the Spartans, stranger passing by
That here, obedient to their laws, we lie.’

Did not God tell Gideon to decrease his force to 300 men:

He started with 32,000; 22,000 people returned home; 10,000 remained (still too many) 300 was the final number: Gideon’s 300!

And let us recall brave King Henry V outnumbered 3 to 1 upon the field of Agincourt when asked by my Lord Westmoreland for more men; King Henry replied:

What's he that wishes so?
My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin;
If we are mark'd to die, we are enow
To do our country loss; and if to live,
The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
God's will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
Such outward things dwell not in my desires.
But if it be a sin to covet honour,
I am the most offending soul alive…

8 April 2010 at 20:36  
Blogger Dreadnaught said...

Re The Manhattan Declaration.

”... But if the American Christians step onto that slippery-slope – history shows that it will end in civil war.”
D. SINGH
26 NOVEMBER 2009

I've only been away for a short time; has peace broken out on this website?
THIS IS A TIME FOR WAR!

D. Singh
6th April 2010

Mr Anglichan said:-
I would not sign it because it's an ecumenical initiative and involves the Roman Catholic 'church'

So much for consistency let alone Christian unity - and they talk about wanting more influence in the running of the Country based on this sort of crap. Not satisfied with a democratic state, sounds like they want a violent sectarian Mickey Mouse theocracy. HA!

8 April 2010 at 20:46  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Mr Dreadnaught

You mistake consistency for the issue of co-belligerency.

8 April 2010 at 20:50  
Blogger Dreadnaught said...

Correction 8th April.

8 April 2010 at 20:51  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Mr Dreadnaught

It is written:

Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And blows for the backs of fools.


The Book of Proverbs 19:29

8 April 2010 at 21:07  
Blogger Dreadnaught said...

Mr Singh - Bollocks!

Book of commonsense.

8 April 2010 at 21:14  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Mr Dreadnaught

'Book of Commonsense'? I thought you Marxists were interested in 'scientific sense'. Is that not so?

Still, let us stick with your 'commonsense'.

It is written:

How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

8 April 2010 at 21:21  
Anonymous Tony B said...

12,000 eh? Give it a few more weeks and it might reflect a significant proportion of the population of the UK. Rather than the population of a small town.

8 April 2010 at 21:34  
Blogger Dreadnaught said...

...thought you Marxists were interested in 'scientific sense'. Is that not so?

While you unsurprisingly, clearly do not.

8 April 2010 at 21:50  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Mr Dreadnaught

You quote me from months past (I thank thee kindly).

But why?

Did I kill your brother in action?

8 April 2010 at 22:17  
Blogger Archbishop Cranmer said...

Mr D. Singh,

Nice to see you back.

"And begging your pardon, Your Grace, did you attend your regular church last Sunday; or were you the fellow I shook hands with at the giving of the Peace in the pew before me?"

Well now, His Grace has immense difficulties shaking hands with anyone these days, since his limbs are but ash and his corporeal presence quite extinct. What church in Oxford might that be?

8 April 2010 at 22:23  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Your Grace

I cannot reveal my longtitude and my latitude.

8 April 2010 at 22:27  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Your Grace

Signatures are now at 12,350.

Glorious!

At the 12,500 mark, I shall retire to my hammock.

I never knew, until now, how much and how many Judaeo-Christians cared for our country.

Victory belongs to us.

8 April 2010 at 22:45  
Blogger Bred in the bone said...

Orthodoxy is an indoctrination in which freedom of thought is stiffled, the sacred word of oral tradition stamped out and the sword of the spirit encouraged only on their terms.

If an Englishmans home is to be his castle once more, we need a veneration of house spirit, not to be defiled. Every head of the family, king and pastor to his own and what more natural than every child to honour the Queen and Mother superior who kisses them goodnight.

Equality can only begin with a rising of common kinship and love thy neighbour as yourself as an equal sovereign being.

By Writ disolve the failed body politic, as they did the monasteries then draw your wagons into a circle, let the divine circle be your church.

hand & seal: Nay-Word

Psst Keep it Dark

8 April 2010 at 22:56  
Blogger Lakester91 said...

Happy days!

This is promising news indeed.

Though there's a niggling feeling in the back of my head that this could get 1/2 million signatories without either of the main parties taking any kind of notice. Perhaps some rhetoric saying how they support Christianity in this country while continuing to legislate against. Oh wait they've already done that.

I really don't want to be cynical about this, so I will follow it and hope and pray that it makes a real difference.

8 April 2010 at 23:09  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Lakester91

They will. So long as we follow Flossie's instructions.

We cannot be defeated.

Remember what the great Russian dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn once said:

'Even if we are brought to our knees, we can still fight.'

8 April 2010 at 23:25  
Anonymous len said...

Tony B....
Ever heard of a young lad called David,
Goliath scoffed at him.........
................
Nice to see you back Mr Singh.

8 April 2010 at 23:30  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Better still, Mr Len, pray for our country before thy slumbers this night.

And where the blazes is Mr Preacher and that charming aristocrat Lord Lavendon?

8 April 2010 at 23:33  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Your Grace

Four more signatures fron the 12,500 mark.

Next phase: to e-mail our prospective parliamentary candidates!

The General Election is hotly contested. Every Judaeo-Christian vote counts now!

8 April 2010 at 23:37  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Och!

49 more signatures; this night upon the field of that chequered
board of nights and days.

8 April 2010 at 23:42  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Your Grace

Six more signatures, before I feed the ship's cat, Lt Oliver; and retire before the sun sets.

9 April 2010 at 00:07  
Anonymous YoungCatholic said...

Looks like I was the 12,500th person to sign.

9 April 2010 at 00:14  
Anonymous no nonny said...

So after planing my way through this subtropical deluge I decided to check one more time to see how the numbers are going, and whether Mr. Singh really had deserted us in favour of Palomar, or somewhere.

Bless my soul if he hasn't lit upon us in a veritable thunderstorm!! Welcome back, good sir.

And on the morrow - Christians Awake - Salute the Happy Dawn. And let's keep the impetus going.

9 April 2010 at 01:49  
Blogger Preacher said...

Mr Singh.
Good to see you return to the field of conflict & glory. Preacher is here & may I always be where the battle is hottest. All else is boring mundanity.

9 April 2010 at 10:16  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Soldiers in Christ!

Thanks to Mr Ginro's encouragement I e-mailed Westminister 2010 about 'Discreditable signatories'.

Here is their reply:

Many thanks - these were all spoof entries made by an opponent of the declaration - they have all been removed

Peter


On 8 April 2010 21:02, D. Singh Esq wrote:

This form was sent via the webform on info@westminster2010.org.uk. Always be careful when clicking links in email.

9 April 2010 at 13:56  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Your Grace

Begging your pardon; whilst the others are commenting on today's article.

It's just that the prophecy is coming to fruition:
http://www.unknownprophet.com/index2.html

Catholic and Protestant are joining hands.

A hung parliament.

Then the Man who will rule this country with a 'rod of iron' emerges.

Another General Election.

Persecution of Judaeo-Christians in this country.

Judaeo-Christian voices raised in parliament.

The greatest revival this country has ever witnessed.

We win our freedom from the EUSSR.

The British Lion roars across the oceans once more.

And to think - that it has fallen upon the shoulders of this generation of British and Northern Irish Judaeo-Christians.

Now, Your Grace, even you shall soon accept that we were born for battle.

It is this generation, of Judaeo-Christians, that men will remember.

And I feel so unworthy to be a part of the struggle that is about to begin.

Oh, by the way, I saw all your articles published in one volume.

9 April 2010 at 15:26  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Your Grace

The Declaration is near 14,000 signatories. Someone mentioned that there were 28,000 signatories on a petition opposin the Pope's visit.

We Judaeo-Christians are nearly at the half-way mark - within a matter of days.

May God look kindly upon the following remark: I am so proud of my brothers and sisters.

Outstanding!

We must depress the 'Candidates' tab and e-mail parliamentary candidates.

Remember? As my Lord Cromwell said: 'It is not numbers that count, but speed and surprise!'

Go! Judaeo-Christians!

God-speed!

9 April 2010 at 17:38  
Anonymous Oswin said...

Mr.Singh...keep your bow-string under your hat awhile, and measure the middle distance....they will come yet!

9 April 2010 at 18:05  
Anonymous no nonny said...

14,727 at close of play!!






wv: fight -

10 April 2010 at 01:24  
Anonymous Tony B said...

So the Tory plans to support marriage amount to a tax break of £150 a year. Why bother?

10 April 2010 at 08:01  
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10 April 2010 at 10:14  
Blogger Ginro said...

I asked a gay christian to sign it and he refused because he "did not believe christian marriage the only expression of a loving relationship". I quoted Oswins statement:

"Be it too broad, or too narrow; it covers much of what we subscribe to. It is not, I believe necessary, to agree with every dot and cross (tut!)of it before forming battle-lines.

I am reassured that the 'Declaration' allows much 'between line reading' as is evidenced, suggested by many of the initial signatories.

This is the forming of the spear-head; the phalanx against a hideous beast of a threat. How can we not stand shoulder to shoulder?"


Astonishingly, the gay christian still refused to sign it. So, I reasoned, who is being intolerant now? (That's a rhetorical question in case anyone else wondered, lol)

10 April 2010 at 10:53  
Blogger Preacher said...

Indeed if this declaration does nothing else than draw a line in the sand,it will have been worth the effort. But this could be just the start, the giant is not yet fully awake but streches & yawns.

10 April 2010 at 11:54  
Anonymous no nonny said...

15,336.......

10 April 2010 at 15:52  
Blogger D. Singh said...

15,405... and more and more by the minute our brothers and sisters are coming out in support.

Soon, we will be the 'gun-slingers' on the national block!

10 April 2010 at 17:13  
Anonymous Tony B said...

>Soon, we will be the 'gun-slingers' on the national block!

That's what it's all about, is it?

10 April 2010 at 21:35  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Tony B

Your crew have had their say.

Now it's our turn - to run you out of town.

You need to use this time to extinguish us.

10 April 2010 at 21:51  
Blogger William said...

Your Grace

You may, or may not, be interested to know that I have emailed Theresa May (my MP) and Ken Wight (my likely UKIP candidate) regarding the Westminster2010 pledge. So far I have received a reply from Mr. Wight and the Westminster2010 web-site shows that he has made the pledge! Hooray! Theresa May has yet to make the pledge and I have yet to receive a reponse. I understand that this may be a busy time for all candidates, but I wonder if she may be awaiting clearance from CCHQ. They do run a very tight ship.

Thank you for spreading the word.

11 April 2010 at 02:52  
Anonymous Tony B said...

Mr Singh,

Who exactly are "my crew"?
Making assumptions again, are we?

11 April 2010 at 07:45  
Anonymous Tony B said...

I noticed Pastor Fred Phelps has signed it - or not.

11 April 2010 at 08:20  
Anonymous len said...

I would think, without doubt that God finds Mr Phelps more distasteful then the people Mr Phelps protests about.

I don`t think God hates anybody, Christ atoned for the sins of the World at the cross,we Judge ourselves with our response to Christ.
Even if Mr Phelps perceived 'gays' as the enemy Jesus told Christians to love their enemies so Mr Phelps is in total disobedience to the teachings of Jesus Christ.

11 April 2010 at 09:56  
Anonymous len said...

Many people have an image of a vengeful God sitting in heaven waiting to strike them down!
Jesus Christ is the bridge between God and Man.
Jesus Christ stood in our place,took our sin burden on His shoulders,and reconciled us to God.
God no longer judges man on his sin record but his response to Christ.
Humanities sins are paid for but we have to respond!

This is why the Gospel of Jesus Christ is so important and the powers of darkness would see this doorway to life( Christ)closed.

11 April 2010 at 10:47  
Anonymous no nonny said...

17,109 tonight.

12 April 2010 at 02:56  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is that as a percentage of the population?

12 April 2010 at 11:07  
Blogger D. Singh said...

no nonny

18,638

And rising.

We are the new gun-slingers, on the national agendum.

Our brothers and sisters, young and old, Catholic and Protestant: are joining hands.

This is just the start.

12 April 2010 at 20:52  
Anonymous Tony B said...

Yep, 0.02% of the population - what a revolution. You'll be needing to sling an awful lot of guns fella.

13 April 2010 at 14:36  
Blogger D. Singh said...

From Christian Today:

A declaration urging Christians to vote in line with their conscience and beliefs in the general election has racked up more than 20,000 signatories in less than 10 days.

The Westminster 2010 Declaration of Christian Conscience has also attracted 2,000 Facebook fans since it was launched on Easter Sunday.

Signatories include former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey, the head of the Catholic Church in Scotland Cardinal Keith O’Brien, and General Director of the Evangelical Alliance Steve Clifford.

The document speaks in support of marriage and the freedom to live according to religious beliefs, and expresses opposition to assisted suicide. It is also a rallying call to Christians to stand up for vulnerable people.

Although parliamentary candidates are not being asked to sign the declaration itself, they are being asked to instead pledge to “respect, uphold and protect the right of Christians to hold and express Christian beliefs and act according to Christian conscience”.

The declaration is in part a response to recent cases of Christians experiencing discrimination in the workplace.

It has grown to be bigger than all but six of the nearly 5,000 public petitions on the Downing Street website.

With four million regular churchgoers in Britain, and on average 6,000 per constituency, signatories are hoping the declaration will play a role in impacting who is elected, particularly in marginal seats.

15 April 2010 at 09:15  

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