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Pope Francis is coming to Washington, D.C., to canonize Junipero Serra as a Saint. It is imperative he is enlightened to understand that Father Serra was responsible for the deception, exploitation, oppression, enslavement and genocide of thousands of Indigenous Californians, ultimately resulting in the largest ethnic cleansing in North America.
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
Living on El Camino Real as a child, Serra was one of my early heros. All that he had done to bring Christianity and modern civilization to the backward natives. Whatta man.
But then I heard the story from another perspective. When Serra showed up with his Bible, the people had the land and he had the Bible. He said let us bow our heads in prayer. When they lifted their heads again, the Spanish had the land and the people had the Bible.
originally posted by: misskat1
Where is the apology? The remorse?