Manhattan Declaration: We’re All Courageous Heroes

I realize that the Religious Right activists who produced and signed onto the “Manhattan Declaration” culture war manifesto view themselves as courageous voices standing against American’s descent into Nazi-like totalitarianism, vowing never to forsake their beliefs even if it means exile, prison, or death.

Already they’ve compared themselves to Martin Luther and those who resisted the Nazis, and Chuck Colson even proclaimed that their press conference was like a gathering in Heaven and these sorts of over-the-top, self-aggrandizing comparisons, like this one from Jill Stanek, have really gone far enough:

In my mind, signing the Manhattan Declaration is the closest I’ll come to understanding the thoughts and feelings of those signing the Declaration of Independence. Those men were willing to pay the ultimate price to stand against tyranny.