Dear Postmaster General,
We are shocked and saddened by reports that
atheist groups are now mobilizing to stop the USPS from issuing
a new stamp honoring Mother Teresa.
I urge you to stand by your
decision to issue the stamp on August 26th, and to reject the
bigoted attacks aimed at trashing this faith-filled nun who
spent her life caring for the poor and needy of our world.
The group protesting the stamp has unjustly
accused Mother Teresa of having a “dark side,” and has attacked
her for using her religious faith in her service to the sick and
poor. Furthermore, these same groups never protested a stamp
honoring Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., though he proudly
understood his fight for civil rights to be rooted in his
With love and her charity, Mother Teresa
cared for tens of thousands of people regardless of need, race,
sex, or religion. She cared for people because they were human,
and continues to inspire millions of people even after her
In 1979, Mother Teresa received the Nobel
Peace Prize for her tireless service to the poor. The charity
she founded continues to help people in India and throughout the
world, including the United States.
For these reasons, we strongly encourage
you to stand by your decision to issue this stamp.
Please stamp out this religious bigotry, and issue the Mother Teresa stamp as promised on August 26th.
SIGN THE PETITION!