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Protestants in Mexico Persecuted for Refusing to Renounce their Faith

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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

MEXICO CITY (Worthy News)-- Last month in Mexico's Chiapas state, the village of Buenavista Bahuitz reneged on an agreement to allow 47 expelled evangelicals to return to their homes, according to Morning Star News.

After being expelled for their faith by Catholics in 2012, village leaders refused to allow the Protestants back until they converted to Catholicism.

The expulsion of evangelical families is just one of 30 current cases of faith-based persecution in Mexico; these persecutions include denying children the right to attend public school, banning Protestant public worship, forbidding home prayer gatherings and damaging churches not belonging Catholics.

Violations of religious freedom have been ongoing concerns in Chiapas, Oaxaca, Guerrero, Hidalgo and Puebla states where local authorities often misuse Mexico's "Law of Uses and Customs". Originally intended to prevent government interference of indigenous customs, some Catholics have used the law to compel evangelicals to participate in Roman rituals, thereby violating the religious rights guaranteed in Mexico's own constitution.

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3 thoughts on “Protestants in Mexico Persecuted for Refusing to Renounce their Faith

  1. Is anyone really surprised by this? Romanist have always used force against Christians, historically speaking, the Roman Catholic Cult (RCC) has tried to usurp its authority over others from nearly it's inception. In approximately 500ad the RCC began its hatred of Christians, with the murder of unknown thousands of Valdensen Christians, which lasted for nearly 1000 years of persecution.

    The Valdenses of Piedmont are seldom known in todays Church, sadly history under the control of the RCC all but erased their memory from the True Church, but thankfully we have some historical treasures that survived, and we can trace the Vaudois Christians through history all the way back to the apostles, which is another reason Rome hated them so much. Rome sought to make them out as heretical groups, and to this day lies are told about them and their faith.

    Pray for our Christian brothers and sisters in Mexico. Remember the enemy is at work in this world, and so we must also be faithfully at work too, sharing the Good news of Jesus Christ with everyone, including our Romanist friends and family

  2. Ad now you know why Muslims have such a mistrust of Catholics and persecute them so much in the middle east. They have a long history of killing each other.

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