An excellent article. The treatment of indigenous people by the European colonizers was even worse than their treatment of African slaves later brought here. The "Christian Doctrine of Discovery" is one of so many misuses of the true message of Christ by those who should have known better if they were truly living the life that Christ called His followers to exemplify, which is a life of love and sacrifice, not of bloody conquest, greed, hate and racism. While we cannot erase 500 years of evil done to the indigenous people who had their lives and lands stolen from them we can try to live as true Christians now and bills such as SB1070 are NOT steps in the right direction.
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