There is shameful discrimination among the Colombian minorities. Elite minorities, such as the LGBT, have all the guarantees, support and assistance of the Government. The other minorities, such as Evangelicals, Jews, Gypsies, Muslims and Afro-Latin Americans are second-class and the governing elite treats them as such.
of the confessional constitution of 1886 and cruelly murdered by Marxist guerrillas across the national territory. It should be noted that Colombia is ranked 46th in the worldwide ranking of countries that persecute Christians, according to the Protestant press. Even though there are no official statistics, it is known that hundreds of pastors are murdered by groups outside the law in Colombia. This suffering population is victimized over and over again by invisibilization and historical bullying. They were politically recognized for the first time in 1990, in the Constituent Assembly where different members were elected to guarantee the freedom of religion as a fundamental right. Thanks to this new constitutional reality, many evangelical churches increased exponentially and they are now one of the fastest growing minorities. Official data show that about 10 million Colombians consider themselves Evangelical Christians. Evangelicals have inflexible moral principles such as the respect for life, the value of monogamous, heterosexual families, personal freedom, private property, community solidarity and freedom of religion. Due to this population of respectable citizens, President Santos lost the plebiscite by which he tried to legitimize his peace treaty with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Christians are neither uribist nor stupid, backward or ignorant, as the Government assumes. This prideful and stubborn behavior made the Government believe
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that they could win the plebiscite without a minority that has ten million votes. On August 11, 2016, through mass marches, Evangelicals sent a clear message to the Government of Santos: We will not accept a peace treaty that questions our monogamous and heterosexual vision of a family. We exist, listen to us! But President Santos, drunk with power, underestimated them. As if that was not enough, he implemented the gender ideology under the euphemism of ‘gender context.’ Did Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC truly believe that Evangelicals would vote for a
Magazine Evangelistic Impact Edition October 2016 English language