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Mexican mayor turns over city to God, stirring debate (Mexico's "Sarah Palin")
The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 11, 2013 | Tracy Wilkinson

Posted on 06/11/2013 1:16:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

MEXICO CITY -- She rose to the podium and cast her eyes skyward. The mayor of Monterrey then entrusted her Mexican city to God and Jesus Christ as the crowd around her cheered.

“I open the doors of this city to God as the maximum authority,” Mayor Margarita Arellanes said. “I recognize that without his presence and his help, we cannot have real success.”

Whether a sign of desperation for how dire things are in northern Mexico, which is plagued by drug violence, or simply a profession of faith, Arellanes’ weekend speech has rankled many in this country where the separation of church and state is a founding principle -- one that helped spark a violent uprising a century ago.

One columnist called her the new Mexican Sarah Palin -- alluding, he explained, to a relatively inexperienced politician who isn’t shy about wearing her religion on her sleeve, like the former U.S. vice presidential candidate.

Leftist congressmen in Mexico City suggested Arellanes should be investigated and maybe even brought up on charges. A host of academics and legal experts quickly listed the articles of the Mexican Constitution that she may have violated. Even some from her own conservative National Action Party (PAN) complained, but perhaps because her pious pledge came at an event organized by evangelical churches, not Roman Catholic ones.

“She should have been more careful,” said PAN Sen. Luisa Maria Calderon, sister to former President Felipe Calderon.....

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


TOPICS: Catholic; Evangelical Christian; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: catholics; evangelicals; mexico; palin
Notice the Leftists going after her, too?
1 posted on 06/11/2013 1:16:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep. May God place a protection around her. No doubt our liberals politicians are related to their liberal politicians. In other words: LIBERALS ARE LIBERAL, they are the same around the world.


2 posted on 06/11/2013 1:19:29 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Stirring debate?

So Mexican leftists are having trouble choosing between God and mass murdering drug cartels? Interesting...
3 posted on 06/11/2013 1:19:49 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Patriot Babe

They are all part of the same vermin species and not to be confused with homo sapiens.


4 posted on 06/11/2013 1:20:27 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can we get her to run for the U.S. President. Apparently Natural born doesn’t matter anymore.

Obama would probably back door her citizenship if she tried.


5 posted on 06/11/2013 1:23:22 PM PDT by DannyTN
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6 posted on 06/11/2013 1:29:42 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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7 posted on 06/11/2013 1:31:39 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'd like to see MGM or somebody do a modern version of “The Magnificent Seven.” Seven Americans—veterans, ex-cops, mercenaries—defend a Mexican village against the drug cartel. The movie could use Spanish and English dialog with Spanish or English subtitles, depending on the audience. I know this is a fantasy but sometimes movies can affect change.
8 posted on 06/11/2013 1:32:57 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder - any Mexican lefties claim she said she can see Russia from her porch?


9 posted on 06/11/2013 2:03:21 PM PDT by eCSMaster ("God bless Planned Parenthood"- B.H.Obama, 2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
MEXICO CITY -- She rose to the podium and cast her eyes skyward. The mayor of Monterrey then entrusted her Mexican city to God and Jesus Christ as the crowd around her cheered. “I open the doors of this city to God as the maximum authority,” Mayor Margarita Arellanes said. “I recognize that without his presence and his help, we cannot have real success.”

Whether a sign of desperation for how dire things are in northern Mexico, which is plagued by drug violence, or simply a profession of faith, Arellanes’ weekend speech has rankled many in this country where the separation of church and state is a founding principle -- one that helped spark a violent uprising a century ago....

....Leftist congressmen in Mexico City suggested Arellanes should be investigated and maybe even brought up on charges. A host of academics and legal experts quickly listed the articles of the Mexican Constitution that she may have violated. Even some from her own conservative National Action Party (PAN) complained, but perhaps because her pious pledge came at an event organized by evangelical churches, not Roman Catholic ones.

If you think that's remarkable (and IMO it is), check this out:

President Yoweri Museveni has repented his sins and the sins of Uganda as a nation in a move aimed at establishing Uganda as a God-fearing nation. The President made this historic move at Mandela National stadium Namboole in the early morning of today (Tuesday) at 2:00am during national prayers for dedicating Uganda to God. "I denounce witchcraft and satanic practices. I repent on behalf of Uganda. We confess our sins. We repent of the sins of shedding innocent blood, corruption, bribery, sexual immorality, drunkenness, rebellion, insubordination, tribalism and sectarianism," Museveni repented amidst ululations from the Christians. The president dedicated Uganda to God to be his nation anchored on his principles and values.

The President, indicating that the next 50 years belong to the young generation, advised the young people to be God-fearing referring to the Biblical verse in Proverbs 9:10 which says, "The fear of God is beginning of wisdom."....The prayers were organized by Uganda Jubilee Network, an association of Anglican, evangelical and Pentecostal churches....

....Rev. Simon Peter Emiau said no matter how many times Ugandans pray, God will not intervene in the affairs of our country without fulfilling the conditions in 2chronicles 7:14 of repenting and turning away from wicked ways. Calling upon church leaders and Christians to repent, Apostle Charles Tumwine attributed the current high level of immorality in the country to the wickedness/darkness in the church arguing that what happens in a nation is usually a replica of the state of the church.
-- from the thread Uganda: Museveni Dedicates Uganda to God


10 posted on 06/11/2013 2:08:03 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: KC_Lion

Ping.


11 posted on 06/11/2013 2:23:49 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Alex Murphy

It’s gonna be this way, sooner or later. Either we can turn now, or after Yeshua kicks our ass.


12 posted on 06/11/2013 2:40:28 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: Army Air Corps; onyx; Abbeville Conservative; abigailsmybaby; afnamvet; alley cat; antceecee; ...
Okay, Army Air Corps, Ask and You Shall Receive Sarah Ping!

Mexican politics should consist of the U.S. and Mexico staying the hell out of each others business.


13 posted on 06/11/2013 2:41:23 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: rawcatslyentist
It’s gonna be this way, sooner or later. Either we can turn now, or after Yeshua kicks our ass.

Jesus is coming everyone look busy

14 posted on 06/11/2013 2:47:45 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: KC_Lion

Agreed. Unfortunately, the US IS Mexican politicians’ business and business is GOOD - especially in DC. On a side note, this mayor has a life expectancy of about a week. She’s 7.62 and hand grenade bait for the cartels. God protect her because the Mexican government won’t.


15 posted on 06/11/2013 2:48:35 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Alex Murphy
0 should do the same.

I know what would have to freeze over before that happens.

16 posted on 06/11/2013 2:49:17 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: TADSLOS; NoGrayZone
Excellent Post TADSLOS.

The Democrats get Millions of more votes and the Republicans business buddies get cheap Mexican slave labor.

It's a win for everyone!

Except for Us and the Mexicans.

Good to know someone is standing up. Again, its a Woman.

17 posted on 06/11/2013 2:58:02 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Alex Murphy

That is such a Mormon looking Jesus.


18 posted on 06/11/2013 3:34:46 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If there are conservative Catholic clergy in the region, she should make it a point to deal them in with the Evangelicals, as the two together would be a lot stronger against attacks by the anti-religious, who are almost guaranteed to launch a nasty attack against her and them.


19 posted on 06/11/2013 4:09:06 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

saw the movie. awesome!


20 posted on 06/11/2013 4:14:41 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: vladimir998
That is such a Mormon looking Jesus.

Good eye, my friend. He does look different in the LDS world, doesn't he?

21 posted on 06/11/2013 5:38:32 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Alex Murphy

Yeah, the religious heroes in Mormonism apparently spend a lot of time lifting weights: https://www.lds.org/bc/content/shared/content/images/magazines/friend/2011/04/fr11mar49-poster.pdf?lang=eng


22 posted on 06/11/2013 5:52:32 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In Mexico, as in every country in the Hispanic tradition, the Church is subordinate to the state.


23 posted on 06/11/2013 9:14:11 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: RobbyS

On paper, at least.


24 posted on 06/11/2013 9:30:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, in reality. The Inquisition was a state institution which employed the a church court against its enemies. The Bourbon reforms of the 18th century transferred church assets into the hands of the state, and Mexico continued this policy with greater or less degree of anti-clericalism. Many priests, especially those from families closely connected to the state, attach an almost sacerdotal significance to the state, whether it be a liberal or a monarchial state.


25 posted on 06/11/2013 9:39:19 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp; 2ndDivisionVet

Everyone should read this since our own country seems to be on the same path these days.

26 posted on 06/12/2013 1:52:01 AM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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