Skip to main content

Ohio Catholic Manufacturers Step Into Political Arena

9/26/2012 - 1:36 PM PST

Catholic PRWire

STEUBENVILLE, OH (September 26, 2012) - With a message of "Pro-Life; Pro-Marriage; Pro-Freedom" values, an Ohio-based Catholic manufacturing company is stepping into the political arena.

"I vote my values" and "Some things are not negotiable" merchandise are the creations of Nelson Fine Art and Gifts, a family-owned Catholic art and gift manufacturer based in Steubenville,Ohio.

Owner Mark Nelson, a former pro-life activist who has been on the front lines of the culture war for over 20 years, believes that all Americans have an obligation to speak up for their values, both in the public arena and at the voting booth.

"When we sit in the closet and complain about the direction our country is taking, but we're not out there trying to do something about it, we accomplish nothing. Having the right intentions is not enough--they need to be acted upon."

It is Nelson's hope that "values" products will be broadly adopted by conservatives from all sects, from faithful Christians to pragmatic business owners, and be used as a rallying tool to unite and motivate Americans heading into the fall Election.

"It's hard for [conservatives] to synthesize our beliefs and rally around them because the opposition paints us as fanatics. They have keychains, t-shirts, and bumper stickers to unite their side, and to look cool doing it. There's no reason we shouldn't have the same tools."

Nelson says his company is merely doing their part to advance a narrative that is too often directed and framed by the opposition.

"We're gift manufacturers; that's what we do. Everyone is responsible to use their unique skills and tools to fight for our cause, and these are the tools we have, so we use them. If we were great writers, we'd be publishing a magazine. If we were great orators, we would be speaking out from stages. We are gift manufacturers, so we are using our tools to speak out in our own way."

"I vote my values" and "Some things are not negotiable" products are available at Nelson's websites: and


Nelson Fine Art and Gifts  OH, 43952 US
Kevin Nelles - Sales and Marketing Manager, 


voting, values, values voting, pro-life, pro-freedom, bumper stickers, election, religious freedom


Pro-life Resources

Rate This Article

Very Helpful Somewhat Helpful Not Helpful at All

Yes, I am Interested No, I am not Interested

Rate Article


Leave a Comment

Comments submitted must be civil, remain on-topic and not violate any laws including copyright. We reserve the right to delete any comments which are abusive, inappropriate or not constructive to the discussion.

Though we invite robust discussion, we reserve the right to not publish any comment which denigrates the human person, undermines marriage and the family, or advocates for positions which openly oppose the teaching of the Catholic Church.

This is a supervised forum and the Editors of Catholic Online retain the right to direct it.

We also reserve the right to block any commenter for repeated violations. Your email address is required to post, but it will not be published on the site.

We ask that you NOT post your comment more than once. Catholic Online is growing and our ability to review all comments sometimes results in a delay in their publication.

Send me important information from Catholic Online and it's partners. See Sample

Post Comment

Newsletter Sign Up

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Colossians 1:21-23
You were once estranged and of hostile intent through your evil ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 54:3-4, 6, 8
Arrogant men are attacking me, bullies hounding me to death, no ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 6:1-5
It happened that one Sabbath he was walking through the ... Read More

Saint of the Day

September 5 Saint of the Day

Bl.Teresa of Calcutta
September 5: The remarkable woman who would be known as Mother Theresa began ... Read More