God Bless the Episcopal Church!

The Episcopal Church has voted overwhelmingly to repudiate the “Doctrine of Discovery,” an odious 19th Century legal doctrine which holds that white people gain title in fee simple to land inhabited by Indians just by looking at it or–if the white man happens to be a king or the Pope–just by looking at a map of it.  It’s been used for centuries as the basis for screwing Indians out of their land.  The Episcopalians also urged the United States to UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  While this vote has no legal effect, it is refreshing to see the Christian Church take a moral stand on this issue.


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