After More Than a Year, Manhattan Declaration Still Half-A-Million Signatures Short

It was November 2009 when dozens of Religious Right leaders banded together to draft and sign The Manhattan Declaration, that "no power on earth, be it cultural or political, will intimidate us into silence or acquiescence" and that they will stand for Christ even if it costs them their lives.

At the time, organizers hoped to have one million people sign on to the document within a month, a goal they had not reached even nine months later when, in August 2010, they celebrated that they were only 37,000 signatures short of a half-million.

It has now been six months since that last update, and organizers are still short of the half-million signatures by almost 15,000 - as of today, the website claims the document has received 485,625 signatures in support: