Thank you, Speaker Johnson and Kelly Johnson, for your warm support of Fidelity Month:
"We want to join the chorus of voices supporting that wonderful new initiative that's been started...by the conservative Christian thought leader and Princeton Professor, Dr. Robert George..."
"I know many people are going to want to participate in this...and we're going to observe Fidelity Month in our family -- let's hope this idea really takes off!"
Thank you, Congressmen Mooney, Brecheen, Steube, and Miller!
Let's pray this starts next June!
Rep. Alex X. Mooney introduced H.R 4294, to direct the President of the United States to designate one month each year as Fidelity Month for the purpose of rededicating our Nation to the values of faith, family, and patriotism.
Reps. Mary Miller (R-IL), Josh Brecheen (R-OK) and Greg Steube (R-FL) have signed onto the bill as original cosponsors.
Dr. Robert George leads a critical, online discussion with seven other acclaimed leaders and scholars about how to restore unity, heal division, and bring out what is best and most noble in our country by a return to fidelity: Rededicating ourselves to God, our spouses and families, our communities, and country.
Dr. Robert George sits down with Erika Ahern to talk about his newest initiative: Fidelity Month
You may have read about the rather disturbing recent WSJ poll indicating a precipitous decline in our fellow Americans’ belief in the importance of such values as patriotism, religion, family, and community—the values that used to unite Americans despite our many differences. There are a million things we can and should do to restore the faith of our people, and begin to heal the dreadful division in our country, but I would like you to join in one small one.
By the authority vested in me by absolutely no one, I have declared June to be “Fidelity Month”—a month dedicated to the importance of fidelity to God, spouses and families, and our country and communities. Please see our beautiful Fidelity Month symbol here, which can be used in all the ways we use symbols these days, on T-shirts, websites, flags, etc. The symbol features a myrtle wreath-myrtle being a symbol of fidelity.
I would be grateful if you and any organizations which you are involved in or have influence with to recognize and celebrate Fidelity Month. Put out a statement. Hold an event (like hosting a speaker on the importance of any of the values we need to restore). Use the symbol to make and fly a Fidelity Month flag. Use the symbol for your social media or website. Think of other things to do.
If you are a public official and your office recognizes special days, months, etc., please officially recognize Fidelity Month.
If you are a legislator, please do whatever you can according to the customs and traditions of your legislative assembly to raise the profile of Fidelity Month.
If you are a pastor, please make sure your church or parish or synagogue or other congregation does something for Fidelity Month.
Please do not wait, though, in thinking about and planning your Fidelity Month activities.
Please share this message with others who should receive it. And please use your social media accounts to promote Fidelity Month. Share the Fidelity Month logo and banner with anyone you like. These can be used on all social media accounts. It would be great if they appeared on thousands of accounts on June 1.
In searching for a fitting symbol for Fidelity Month, Dr. George settled upon the myrtle wreath, as myrtle is a symbol of fidelity. In collaboration with Deacon John Barry of Top Dog Design Studio, additional elements were added to symbolize God, family, and country.
The circular shape of the wreath is representative of God and His eternal nature. The branches and leaves that compose the wreath signify a family that is dependent upon and in union with God.
The star and stripes at the center bottom of the wreath recall the American flag, and symbolize our common union – “one Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
The color gold symbolizes generosity and compassion – virtues that are closely connected to fidelity (supporting it and being supported by it). Fidelity, generosity, and compassion are anti-narcissistic virtues, reflecting the knowledge – the wisdom – that everything is not “about me.” It is a recognition of the duties we have to others, and that our true fulfillment is to be found in serving others: God, our spouses and families, our communities and country.
The color blue, our background color, symbolizes truth, loyalty, responsibility, and peace.