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  1. jimbob
    03 February 2016 @ 6:46 am

    For the western hemisphere, Latin America doesn’t do very well as far as corruption index.
    Mexico places 95th.
    http://www.transparency.org/cpi2015#results-table

    Check the map/table out and think of religions, communism, secularism and atheism.

    Look at Europe and think of religion.

  2. Sam Geli
    04 February 2016 @ 1:20 pm

    It is a good thing for the Adventist church to recognize and work well with the reality that the Constitution of Mexico provides for freedom of religion, and the Mexican Federal Government generally respects this right in practice; however, there are some restrictions. State and municipal governments generally protect this right, but some local officials, particularly in the south, have infringed on religious freedom.

    The Constitution states that all persons are free to profess their chosen religious belief and to practice its ceremonies and acts of worship. Congress may not enact laws that establish or prohibit any religion. The Constitution also provides for the separation of church and state. The 1992 Law on Religious Associations and Public Worship defines the administrative remedies that protect the right to religious freedom. In 2001, a provision was added to the Constitution that establishes, for the first time, a prohibition against any form of discrimination, including discrimination against persons on the basis of religion.

  3. Roger Metzger
    05 February 2016 @ 9:37 am

    There is a fine line (probably not easy to identify) between the “support” of a political officer in the sense of working to provide the freedom for a denomination to function in the real world vs. “support” of such an officer in the sense of providing funding or other government assistance to one religious organization without doing the same for all others.

    Let’s keep praying that all of us can stay on the side of the former while being careful to reject the latter.

  4. Don Wilson
    12 February 2016 @ 2:19 am

    I would like to ask G. Diop , the Seventh-day Adventist world religious liberty leader, if he would support the right of conscientious believers to work on Sunday in Mexico, or anywhere else for that
    matter.

    This is very relevant with the Popes push for Sunday Rest Laws and a lot of countries complying with his directive.

    There are millions of Saturday Sabbath Keepers worldwide, but very few who still believe in the 2nd part of the 4th Commandment “six days shalt thou labour” Exodus 20:9. These are the ones who need their Religious Liberty protected.

    Go to Google and type in – Our Answer why do SDA’s suffer imprisonment rather than keep Sunday?

    In 1888 working on Sunday was considered just as important as resting on Saturday by Seventh-day Baptists and Seventh-day Adventist. Many paid very dearly for this now forgotten or ignored belief. Uncledon.

  5. Roger Metzger
    12 February 2016 @ 6:40 am

    Don,

    Can you quote (or translate) any recent legislation in any country prohibiting work on Sunday?

    When you say, “support the right of conscientious believers to work on Sunday in Mexico”, are you talking about legislation to require business owners to offer their employees Sunday work? If that is what you mean, that is something I’ve never heard Adventists discuss and I’ve been a voting member of about a dozen SdA congregations in about a half dozen states (U.S.).

    On the other hand, I have known members of our denomination who were as obnoxious as they knew how to be with regard to doing things on Sunday that they would have preferred that their neighbors not do on the sabbath day–operating power lawn mowers, for example. Are you talking about freedom to be obnoxious?

    Presumably, you work six days according to the commandment. Is there any legal prohibition against you doing that? Under your understanding of “six days shalt thou labor and do all they work”, how much time are you “allowed” to study your bible, attend prayer meetings or worship the Lord with fellow believers on each of the “six days”?