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Mexico Protestant Christians Expelled From Homes
BosNewsLife ^ | 01/29/2016 | BosNewsLife Americas Service

Posted on 01/29/2016 11:26:55 AM PST by aimhigh

Twenty Protestant families have been forcibly displaced from their homes in western Mexico because of their faith after the government refused to prevent the deportations, an advocacy official told BosNewsLife Friday, January 29.

Threats of expulsion have been ongoing since December 6 last year when a resolution was adopted by the village assembly saying that the Protestant members of the community would be expelled if they refused to convert to Roman Catholicism, described as "the traditional faith", Christians said.

(Excerpt) Read more at bosnewslife.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Mexico
KEYWORDS: protestant
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The inquision is alive and well in Mexico
1 posted on 01/29/2016 11:26:55 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh

Beware ANY government-ecclesiastical complex.


2 posted on 01/29/2016 11:30:05 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: aimhigh

Bookmark


3 posted on 01/29/2016 11:30:19 AM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! I reallyRead it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: aimhigh

Literally the Spanish inquisition...


4 posted on 01/29/2016 11:31:41 AM PST by GraceG (The election doesn't pick the next president, it is an audition for "American Emperor"...)
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To: aimhigh

Mexican Catholics and Catholic bishops should not whine when the deportations from the U.S. begin.


5 posted on 01/29/2016 11:35:55 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: aimhigh

Is the Pope going to condemn this?
Or is he too busy preaching global warming?


6 posted on 01/29/2016 11:36:03 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: aimhigh

The list of the top 50 per capita homicide rates by city is 42 in “south of the border” cities where Catholicism has been utterly dominant for centuries, the other 8 are either in South Africa, or US cities with a solid black majority.

And we are letting them walk into America by the millions.


7 posted on 01/29/2016 11:36:05 AM PST by DesertRhino ("I want those feeble minded asses overthrown,,,")
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To: aimhigh
Mexico has a long anti-Christian tradition.

Cristero War

8 posted on 01/29/2016 11:37:02 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: aimhigh; GraceG; txrefugee; Buckeye McFrog; DesertRhino
Maybe people don't realize Mexico has been an explicitly anti-Catholic country since it was founded in 1821. The Constitution was explicitly anti-Catholic and they didn't even change the laws to make it legal to be a priest until 1998. They didn't always execute priests, but in the teens and the 20s they definitely did. The current political party in power, the PRI is explicitly anti-Catholic, and it's been PRI for a long time, except for two terms.

So the government does not favor Catholics.

9 posted on 01/29/2016 11:42:50 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

You mean anti-Catholic tradition.


10 posted on 01/29/2016 11:43:13 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: fishtank

These people are Indians, not Hispanics — the Mexican government has a history of ignoring squabbling among Indians. Furthermore, these particular people, Huichol, have long been considered a “troublesome” population.


11 posted on 01/29/2016 11:44:26 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Don't Tread On Me)
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There is a long history of anti-clericism and anti-Catholicism in Mexico dating back to the 1880s. In the 1920s it was illegal to say Mass. So lets not be blaming the Catholics for this one.


12 posted on 01/29/2016 11:45:34 AM PST by Mercat
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13 posted on 01/29/2016 11:47:29 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Free Republic Caucus: vote daily / watch for the thread / Starts 01/20 midnight to midnight EST)
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Particularly since (for it's worth, being wikipedia and all),

"Wixaritari are relatively well-known among anthropologists for their long tradition of rejecting Catholic influences and continuing traditional Shamanistic practices.[33] Indeed, Wixaritari, along with the Lacandons and other ethnic minorities in the country, have fought for their religious and cultural freedom since the arrival of the Spanish conquerors.[34][35][36]" -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huichol_people#Current_issues

14 posted on 01/29/2016 11:48:22 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
They made a film about the Cristero War a few years ago.
For Greater Glory starring Andy Garcia. Apparently Mexico didn't repeal the laws, they just quit enforcing them when the US government put enough pressure on them.


15 posted on 01/29/2016 11:52:00 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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Threats of expulsion have been ongoing since December 6 last year when a resolution was adopted by the village assembly saying that the Protestant members of the community would be expelled if they refused to convert to Roman Catholicism, described as "the traditional faith", Christians said.
16 posted on 01/29/2016 11:56:27 AM PST by protest1
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To: aimhigh

If these are the bible-spouting ding-dongs who lack brains, I say BRAVO! Mexico.


17 posted on 01/29/2016 11:59:52 AM PST by publius911 (IMPEACH HIM NOW! evil ignorant stupid or crazy-doesn't matter!)
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To: nickcarraway

Why did the writers of the Mexican constitution in the 1800s feel a need to restrict the RCC and then move to codify it further into law after the revolution?
What explains this perceived need?

They had 300 years of RCC in Mexico to look back on. So what made them think it was a threat? Benito Juarez was for it, and he was a pretty decent and fair minded man.


18 posted on 01/29/2016 12:00:43 PM PST by DesertRhino ("I want those feeble minded asses overthrown,,,")
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Send those poor refugees to the US. We’ll take care of them. /s


19 posted on 01/29/2016 12:01:14 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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Benito Juarez was for it, and he was a pretty decent and fair minded man.

In what way he decent and fair-minded? He wanted to seize property. He wannted the government to be the religion, so any belief system challenging the government in people hearts and minds was a threat. How has that worked out for Mexico?

20 posted on 01/29/2016 12:07:24 PM PST by nickcarraway
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