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Evangelicals Create 'Declaration of Dependence' to Proclaim Commitment to Christian Values

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2016 Sep 27
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Conservative Christian leaders have gotten together and formed a “Declaration of Dependence” to assert their commitment to biblical values and their opposition to abortion and gay marriage.

According to ChristianToday.com, Andrew Wommack of Andrew Wommack Ministries in Colorado said that God laid it on his heart to write the “Declaration of Dependence upon God and his Holy Bible.”

The declaration was published in the New York Times on Sunday with funding from a number of prominent evangelicals.

Thousands have already signed the declaration, and Wommack hopes thousands more will add their names. Those who sign commit to standing up for conservative, biblical values even if this means opposing the government.

"We also oppose same-sex marriage, polygamy, bestiality and all other forms of sexual perversion prohibited by scripture," part of the statement says.

The original signatories of the declaration include James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, Jerry Boykin, vice president of the Family Research council, and televangelists Creflo Dollar and Kenneth Copeland.

Dobson and Copeland are both members of Donald Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board.

Wommack also created a video message to tell people about the declaration and to encourage them to sign it. Click below to view it.

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Publication date: September 27, 2016