Forty Orthodox, Protestant, and Roman Catholic leaders issued an IndependenceDay statement declaring that the U.S. Supreme Court has "created a constitutionalcrisis."

Led by Prison Fellowship founder Charles Colson and First Thingseditor-in-chief Richard John Neuhaus, "We Hold These Truths" signatoriesrepresent a broad cross section of Christian organizations. The statement( accuses theSupreme Court of promoting "disordered liberty" in decisions fromRoe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in 1973,to Romer v. Evans, which advanced homosexualrights in 1996. The document suggests the Court has allowed "autonomous,unencumbered" rights to degenerate into "license."

Signatories include New York Catholic Cardinal John O'Connor, ProgressiveNational Baptist Convention President Bennett W. Smith, Sr., Orthodox Churchin America Primate Theodosius, National Association of Evangelicals PresidentDon Argue, and Church of God in Christ Bishop George McKinney.

Due to an editing error, two sentences in "BibleTranslators Deny Gender Agenda" (July 14, 1997, p. 62) inadvertently referred to "inclusive language" as "accurate" language.

In addition, the condensed references to the 13 "Guidelines for Translationof Gender-Related Language in Scripture" failed to note that they affirma limited use of gender-inclusive language. CT regrets the errors. Full textof the translation guidelines is available on America Online(keyword: CT) and on the World Wide Web at

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