Gay rights foe Charles Colson died Saturday at the age of 80.
According to The Washington Post, Colson died from a brain hemorrhage earlier this month.
Colson pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in connection to his involvement with the Watergate break-in scandal. He said that he experienced a profound religious transformation as a result of the crisis.
After serving seven months in a minimum-security prison, Colson became a leading voice of the evangelical movement.
Colson co-authored the 2009 Manhattan Declaration: A Call of Christian Conscience.
The manifesto, signed by hundreds of evangelical, Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christian leaders, outlines the leaders' three most pressing issues, two of which deal with gay rights: abortion, marriage and religious liberties.
“We argue that there is a hierarchy of issues,” Colson told The New York Times. “A lot of younger evangelicals say they're all alike. We're hoping to educate them that theses are the three most important issues.”
Source: On Top Magazine