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By Pastor Dewey Roberts - Posted at Vanguard Presbyterian Church: Thanksgiving in the US is one of the best and purest of holidays. It has long been my opinion that it is a truly Christian holiday even if it is not specifically sanctioned by Scripture. It is a Christian holiday because the emphasis is on giving thanks to God for all His bountiful care. Yet, even Thanksgiving is not without controversy. There are different accounts of the first Thanksgiving among the colonists and the Wampanoag Native Americans. It was a new start for those people who had fled to America for religious freedom, but it was effectively the beginning of the end for those who already lived in this country. Every year since 1970, Native Americans have been gathering at Cole’s Hill in Plymouth, Massachusetts for a National Day of Mourning. It was the beginning of our world and the end of theirs. We have all heard the story of the first Thanksgiving in 1621 when the Wampanoag tribe under the leadership of Massa

Evangelicals emerge as political force in Central America

Source: Wikipedia Posted at The Gazette : Latin America remains predominantly Catholic, and Catholicism is the official state religion of Costa Rica. But Protestantism has been making deep inroads in the region... BOGOTA, Colombia — In tiny, peaceful Costa Rica, a country that lives on its reputation as a laid-back vacation spot, the political ascent of a conservative evangelical pastor has caught many by surprise. On Sunday, Fabricio Alvarado Munoz — who has said he’ll challenge the rights of same-sex couples, consider withdrawing from the Inter-American Human Rights Court and uphold the country’s rigid anti-abortion laws — hopes to win the presidency. His popularity is part of the growing tide of evangelical political power in Latin America — a force that is helping make Central America one of the most socially conservative parts of the hemisphere. Continue reading... HT: Christian in Canada