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I will bite. What is the worst thing Christians have done in the US since 1950 to the present? I am speaking of horrific acts of mas Violece or Crime.
Start with Efrain Rios Montt, ordained Pentecostal minister, dictator of Guatemala and recently convicted of genocide. His motto was a machine gun in one hand and the Bible in the other. Fair amount of stuff written about his sermons and how he used Pentecostal Christianity and its apocalyptic world view to visit death and destruction on Mayan peasants. Not unlike Isis in his rationale for killing the Mayans--they were possessed by demons and out to destroy Guatemala which God had chosen to be a Christian nation. He was ordained by a US Pentecostal denomination which supported his policies and raised money and aid for his genocidal policies.
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You missed the part where he specified "... in the US ...".
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You missed the part where he specified "... in the US ...".
When did you elect him god?
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US Christians supported Rios Montt and sent him aid and people to assist. It was US Christian missionaries who converted Montt from Catholicism to Pentecostalism and served as his advisors on his genocidal policies. His own Guatemalan military advisors complained that his church advisors were having more influence than they were.
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US Christians supported Rios Montt and sent him aid and people to assist. It was US Christian missionaries who converted Montt from Catholicism to Pentecostalism and served as his advisors on his genocidal policies. His own Guatemalan military advisors complained that his church advisors were having more influence than they were.
ALL Christians supported Mott? All Christians advised Mott? I didn't know that.
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And yet, Christians (Catholics) sided against him, including his own brother : " Ríos Montt's brother Mario Enrique Ríos Montt is a Catholic bishop, and in 1998 succeeded the assassinated Bishop Juan Gerardi as head of the human rights commission uncovering the truth of the disappearances associated with the military and his brother."
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And yet, Christians (Catholics) sided against him, including his own brother : " Ríos Montt's brother Mario Enrique Ríos Montt is a Catholic bishop, and in 1998 succeeded the assassinated Bishop Juan Gerardi as head of the human rights commission uncovering the truth of the disappearances associated with the military and his brother."
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Where in any of my posts did I ever write that all Christians supported Montt? Clearly not since his own genocidal policies were aimed at Catholic Christians. He was however supported by the fastest growing segment of the Christian population--Pentecostals.
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Where in any of my posts did I ever write that all Christians supported Montt? Clearly not since his own genocidal policies were aimed at Catholic Christians. He was however supported by the fastest growing segment of the Christian population--Pentecostals.
didn't say you did, was being conversational. It was a horrific 36 year civil war in that country. Totally messed up, if you were a country person.
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Botnst stated that I made such a claim.
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You missed the part where he specified "... in the US ...".
I better re-read to see if it says "Monday to Friday, between 9am and 4pm."
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ALL Christians supported Mott? All Christians advised Mott? I didn't know that.
Geez, did I miss that qualifier too? Dang.
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By the way, the Pentecostals who supported Montt's brutal regime when it was in power, still support him today.

Preacher with ties to Guatemala dictator Efrain Rios Montt runs chapel in rural Wales - Wales Online
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And of course, Christians in the US are loathe to raise money, send or spend it on their special interests overseas.
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And of course, Christians in the US are loathe to raise money, send or spend it on their special interests overseas.
Yes, just look at the connections between the National Prayer Breakfast, The Family and the legislation to execute homosexuals in Uganda. It was pushed by US evangelical Christians since they thought the legislation would pass in Uganda but would be hopeless in the USA.
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