Jan 29, 2010

REMINDER FROM THE REVEREND COLIN COWARD: ¨Never lose faith in Christ, whose unconditional love embraces all of us.¨

Dr. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury poses with some of the LGBT demonizing/marginalizing Bishops at The Lambeth Conference

¨What is the Communion avoiding now?¨

¨The most strident voices in the Communion are either demonising homosexuality or trying to marginalize the pro-gay Christian experience by presenting ex-gay ministries as the solution...¨

Bishop Akinola of Nigeria, who endorses the ¨criminalizing¨ of LGBT citizens pictured with his U.S. CANA ¨Hooligan Children¨ campaign designated accomplice, Martyn Minns+.

¨...The majority in the Communion would like to be persuaded that there is no such reality as homosexuality, no gay gene to prove that I exist in my gay identity.

What a contrast with Church of England bishops in the 1950s. At least they were under no illusion as to the reality of homosexuality and the effect on a minority group of criminalizing sexual activity...¨

¨May I wholly inadequately apologize to my sisters and brothers who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered for the cruelty and injustice that you have suffered and continue to suffer at the hands of us, your fellow Anglicans; I am sorry. Forgive us for all the pain we have caused you and which we continue to inflict on you." Desmond Tutu, The Anglican Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town and Winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace.

Bishop Akinola and Bishop Orombi of Nigeria/Uganda constantly aspire, and openly campaign, to inflict cruelty and injustice on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered Anglican/other African Christians and others beyond Africa.

¨...It has been left to the secular realm and to a minority of courageous Provinces and Christians to maintain the campaign not just for equality but at the moment for the very survival of LGBT lives in Africa. Christians who dare to make the case for LGBT people and exemplify mature, adult gay experience and ideals are vilified...¨

Bishop V.Gene Robinson, The Episcopal Church Diocese of New Hampshire, Openly ¨Gay and Partnered¨

The Reverend Canon Mary Glasspool Suffragan Bishop-elect of The Episcopal Church Diocese of Los Angeles, Openly ¨Lesbian and Partnered¨

¨...So what lesson can we draw from five decades of Anglican history? Never, never let the Communion forget that the Body of Christ includes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Never, never allow the church off the hook, never let the church escape judgment for its prejudice towards LGBT people. Never lose faith in Christ, whose unconditional love embraces all of us.¨ By The Reverend Colin Coward, HERE

Retired Archbishop Drexel Gomez of the LGBT ´Crimes of Hate´ Bloodrenched (number one in the Western Hemisphere) Anglican Province of JAMAICA and the West Indies is the co-chairperson the The Anglican Communion Covenant which sets out to castigate and eliminate LGBT ¨inclusive¨ Provinces at The Anglican Communion.

Lionel Deimel, click HERE,¨No Anglican Covenant¨

´The Windsor Report,´ he said. “It’s just a report. When did it become like The Bible?

´The Covenant´ ¨Why do we need another covenant? We have the Baptismal Covenant. We have the creeds. What else do we need?”

Archbishop Martin Barahona, the Primate, Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central America

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Jan 25, 2010

QUESTION: Can a US Supreme Court justice be impeached and removed from office? ANSWER: Yes!

"An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history."
Former President Gerald Ford (1970, in his position as Republican House Minority Leader) HERE

Head, Black Vulture

Under normal circumstances, a Supreme Court justice is awarded a lifetime commission.

¨A Supreme Court Justice may be impeached by the House of Representatives and removed from office if convicted in a Senate trial, but only for the same types of offenses that would trigger impeachment proceedings for any other government official under Article I and II of the Constitution...

John Glover Roberts, Jr.
17th Chief Justice of the United States

...Section 1 of Article III states that judges of Article III courts shall hold their offices "during good behavior." The phrase "good behavior" has been interpreted by the courts to equate to the same level of seriousness the 'high crimes and misdemeanors´ encompasses...

In addition, any federal judge may prosecuted in the criminal courts for criminal activity. If found guilty of a crime in a federal district court, the justice would face the same type of sentencing any other criminal defendant would. The district court could not remove him/her from the Bench. However, any justice found guilty in the criminal courts of any felony would certainly be impeached and, if found guilty, removed from office.

Antonin Gregory Scalia
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court

White Backed vulture

...In the United States, impeachment is most often used to remove corrupt lower-court federal judges from office, but it's not unusual to find disgruntled special interest groups circulating petitions on the internet calling for the impeachment of one or all members of the High Court...

Clarence Thomas
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

Cenarius (influential demigod) Vulture

Impeachment and Near Impeachment

A Vultures Diet: "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors¨ harming fellow U.S. citizens or depriving other U.S. citizens of EQUAL JUSTICE.

Only one Supreme Court Justice, Samuel Chase (one of the signatories to the Declaration of Independence), has ever been impeached. The House of Representatives accused Chase of letting his Federalist political leanings affect his rulings, and served him with eight articles of impeachment in late 1804. The Senate acquitted him of all charges in 1805, establishing the right of the judiciary to independent opinion. Chase continued on the Court until his death in June 1811.

The Griffon Vulture, Biblical endangered species

...In 1957, at the height of McCarthyism, the Georgia General Assembly passed a joint resolution calling for "The Impeachment of Certain U.S. Supreme Court Justices" believed to be enabling Communism with their decisions. The resolution targeted Chief Justice Earl Warren and Associate Justices Hugo Black, William O. Douglas, Tom Campbell Clark, Felix Frankfurter, and Stanley Forman Reed (as well as several unnamed deceased Justices) for "...[usurping] the congressional power to make law in violation of Article I, Sections I and 8, and violated Sections 3 and 5 of the 14th Amendment and nullified the 10th Amendment of the Constitution."

¨Article I, Section 3, Clause 7: "Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States; but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law."

Dominionist Vulture Circling for Prey

Separation of church and state in the United States

¨The concept of separating church and state is often credited to the writings of English philosopher John Locke. According to his principle of the social contract, Locke argued that the government lacked authority in the realm of individual conscience, as this was something rational people could not cede to the government for it or others to control.¨ HERE

In the twentieth century, the Supreme Court more closely scrutinized government activity involving religious institutions.

¨The "establishment of religion" clause of the First Amendment means at least this: Neither a state nor the federal government can set up a church. Neither can pass laws which aid one religion, aid all religions, or prefer one religion over another. Neither can force nor influence a person to go to or to remain away from church against his will or force him to profess a belief or disbelief in any religion. No person can be punished for entertaining or professing religious beliefs or disbeliefs, for church attendance or non-attendance. No tax in any amount, large or small, can be levied to support any religious activities or institutions, whatever they may be called, or whatever form they may adopt to teach or practice religion. Neither a state nor the Federal Government can, openly or secretly, participate in the affairs of any religious organizations or groups and vice versa. In the words of Jefferson, the clause against establishment of religion by law was intended to erect "a wall of separation between church and State." HERE

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Jan 22, 2010

U.S. SUPREME COURT ¨TRUST/VIOLATION¨ ALERT: The Supreme Court ushered in a Plutocracy yesterday-- could Dominionism* be far behind? UPDATED!

Archbishop of Washington Donald Wuerl (Roman Catholic) walked with Chief Justice John Roberts after the celebration of the annual Red Mass in St. Matthew Cathedral in Washington yesterday. The Mass commemorates the beginning of a new term of the Supreme Court. (Joshua Roberts/ Reuters)

¨The Supremes undid a century's worth of campaign finance reform yesterday. From now on, the United States really will be the best republic money can buy...¨

¨...I'm not counting on our legislators to do the right thing, or to even find the nerve to do it.¨ By Doug at ¨Counterlight Peculiars¨ click HERE

Chief Justice John Roberts of The United States Supreme Court (on the left)

Associate Justice Clarence Thomas of The United States Supreme Court (on the left)

Justice Thomas, Citizens United and Those Scary Gay People

¨That's right: were there four more Justice Thomases, not only could corporations engage in unlimited pro-candidate speech, but individuals could give unlimited amounts to candidates -- and they could all do so completely anonymously.

Too often, Justice Thomas gets accused of being an unthinking automatic second vote for whatever Justice Scalia says. Untrue. He's his own unique sphere of wrongness, and not even Scalia, Alito, Kennedy or the Chief Justice were willing to follow him on this one.¨ By Adam B, Daily Kos, HERE

How Justice Clarence Thomas Screwed Gay Rights and Democracy

¨Justice Clarence Thomas? He just did a little dance, because the case allowed him to throw a bone to his corporate friends, and throw a bomb at LGBT activists. Turns out that there are bad Supreme Court decisions. And then there are dissenting opinions from Justice Thomas that are even worse.

Don't get us wrong -- when we say dissenting, we don't mean in a good way. See, Justice Thomas was down with the idea of giving corporate actors free reign when it comes to election spending. He dissented because he wanted to take the ruling even further to say that not only can corporate actors spend willy-nilly, but they should be able to do so anonymously without disclosing their identity.

And to put a cherry on top of that decision, Justice Thomas blamed the rationale behind it on LGBT people!¨ HERE

¨Thursday the Supremes decided that, in the interest of protecting their freedom of speech, corporations can pour unlimited amounts of money into our political system. The reasoning hearkens back to earlier decisions by the court that corporations should have the same rights of people...¨

¨Immortal¨ former Vice President Dick Cheney.

¨...Which works great, assuming you want to enfranchise immortal people who have immense wealth and no consciences. By Ali Davis, ¨Goliath Wins¨ HERE

¨...The more the monied interests in America get access to the political process, the worse off minorities and poor people will be. Today’s decision was a scary one for the left in this country. It will require a huge amount of fundraising work on behalf of liberal candidates to attempt to outdo this political shift.¨ By Emma Ruby-Sachs, HERE

¨Grass Roots¨ fundraisers--can/will they compete successfully against anonymous Corporate ¨Special Interests¨ who aim to exploit fellow U.S. citizens for monetary gain?


Dominionism describes, in several distinct ways, a tendency among some conservative politically-active Christians, especially in the United States of America, to seek influence or control over secular civil government through political action—aiming either at a nation governed by Christians, or a nation governed by a conservative Christian understanding of biblical law. The use and application of this terminology is a matter of controversy.¨ HERE

President Barack Obama of The United States of America and ALL Americans

The Supreme Court says corporations are people, and corporate spending on political campaigns is the same as free speech. Here's what Barack Obama said in Audacity of Hope, when he was halfway between a community organizer and president:

¨I've never been entirely comfortable with the term "special interest," which lumps together ExxonMobil and bricklayers, the pharmaceutical lobby and the parents of special-ed kids. Most political scientists would probably disagree with me, but to my mind there's a difference between a corporate lobby whose clout is based on money alone, and a group of like-minded individuals - whether they be textile workers, gun aficionados, veterans, or family farmers - coming together to promote their interests; between those who use their economic power to magnify their political influence far beyond what their numbers might justify, and those who are simply seeking to pool their votes to sway their representatives. The former subvert the very idea of democracy. The latter are its essence.¨ The Audacity of Hope, p. 116 in my paperback Three Rivers edition, HERE

Citizens United Reveals the Danger of Our Right Wing Supreme Court

¨Shortly after George W. Bush was re-elected in 2004, a friend of mine said, "Well, at least we'll be rid of him forever in four years." My response was, "I wish." Although it's a tiny part of any presidential campaign, presidents leave a lasting impression on the future of America through their appointments of Supreme Court justices, who serve for life. I knew that Bush's re-election meant that his extreme right wing views would haunt us on the nation's highest court for decades. And sure enough, within two years, Bush had the opportunity to appoint two exceptionally right wing justices, John Roberts and Samuel Alito, to the Supreme Court, joining fellow extreme conservatives Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas.¨ Mitchell Bard, Citizens United, HERE

·UPDATED on SUNDAY: Coup d´Etat in The United States of America

¨...A worrying factor in the background is what is generally called Dominionism. The efforts, since a few decades back, by some Calvinist Sects to establish the OT (Old Testament) laws of men as the law of the land, proscribing the Civil Rights of women, gays, and so on. More on that in the next post.¨ GÖRAN KOCH-SWAHNE, HERE


·UPDATE ON HIJACKING OF THE AMERICAN ¨DEMOCRACY¨: Stop the Court and Big Business from Hijacking Democracy

¨...I'm a blogger and writer. There are thousands like me. Together we have the power to keep corporate America from destroying our democracy. We can unleash the righteous anger of the population in a way that will make the "Tea Parties" look like a Sunday school picnic!¨ read it all by Frank Schaeffer, HERE

Keith Olbermann on the Supreme Court Decision

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Jan 20, 2010

AMERICAN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY and/or MOTHER GOOSE RHYME: ¨For every ailment under the sun There is a remedy, or there is none...¨

Destitute of hope; having no expectation of good; despairing?


Lord, have mercy.


A hopeless cause?

Armenian: անհույս (hy) (anhuys)
Czech: beznadějný (cs) m
Dutch: hopeloos (nl), uitzichtloos (nl)
Finnish: toivoton (1-3)
German: hoffnungslos (de) (1-3)
Kurdish: نا ئومێد
Latvian: bezcerīgs (lv) m, bezcerīga (lv) f
Lithuanian: beviltiškas (lt) m, beviltiška (lt) f
Persian: ناامید (na-omid)
Portuguese: desesperado (pt)
Russian: безнадежный (beznadéžnyj)
Spanish: desesperado (es)
Swedish: hopplös (1-3)


Incapable of producing results; useless; not successful; not worth attempting?

Czech: bezvýsledný (cs)
Danish: nytteløs (da)
Dutch: nutteloos (nl)
Finnish: turha, tulokseton, toivoton
French: futile (fr)
German: sinnlos (de)
Italian: futile (it)
Polish: daremny (pl) m
Russian: бесполезный (ru), бесплодный (ru)
Spanish: inútil (es)
Swedish: meningslös (sv)


Lacking sufficient power or strength?

Lacking legal authority?

Dutch: machteloos (nl)
Finnish: voimaton (fi)
German: machtlos (de)
Hungarian: tehetetlen (hu)
Norwegian: maktesløs (no)

¨O God and Heavenly Father,
Grant to us the serenity of mind to accept that which cannot be changed; courage to change that which can be changed, and wisdom to know the one from the other, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.¨
Reinhold Niebuhr (1934) HERE

The philosopher W.W. Bartley juxtaposes Niebuhr's prayer with a Mother Goose rhyme (1695) expressing a similar sentiment, but without comment:

¨For every ailment under the sun
There is a remedy, or there is none;
If there be one, try to find it;
If there be none, never mind it.¨

Mother Goose rhyme (1695) HERE

W.W. Bartley HERE

UPDATED:Why Do Good People Form Bad Corporations?

Reinhold Niebuhr was one of Martin Luther King's favorite theologians. Niebuhr is President Obama's favorite theologian, too. It's too bad the Supreme Court doesn't read theology. If they did, their decision to grant organizations carte blanche in political contributions might have been different. B.J. Gallagher, HERE

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El Revmo Martín Barahona
Obispo de El Salvador
Primado de IARCA (the Anglican Church of the Region of Central America)

In Solidarity with the Haitian People

¨I beg you, I implore you, for the love of God, that we do all we can to help the people of Haiti. They are suffering from the tragedy of 12 January when a 7.3 earthquake destroyed a major part of the infrastructure of this nation and left more than 100.000 dead and millions of homeless. It is one of the greatest tragedies that we have seen in recent times.¨

To assist those suffering in the wake of this disaster, please consider making a donation to the Haiti Fund or call 1-800-334-7626, ext. 5129. Gifts can be mailed to Episcopal Relief & Development, PO Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058. Please write "Haiti Fund" in the memo of all checks. Episcopal Relief and Development for ¨Haiti Fund¨, HERE

Jan 18, 2010

Haiti's Founding Fathers: Toussaint Louverture, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Henri Christophe and Alexandre Pétion

¨Let's celebrate the courage Haitians showed against the staggering odds of willful, sustained, and profound human injustice.¨

"Plagued nation" a woman says in private. Her words, though uttered with compassion, twine in my mind with those of Pat Robertson, who announces in utter seriousness that Haitian freedom, won from France in a massive slave revolt led by Pierre Dominique Toussaint in a 10-year war with slave owners, was made possible in a "pact with the Devil" that would render centuries of trouble...¨
C.S. Manegold, ¨Inside Politics¨ Daily, HERE

Toussaint Louverture
(Born François Dominique Toussaint, c. 1743, Bréda, near Cap-Français, Saint-Domingue—died April 7, 1803, Fort-de-Joux, France)

Leader of the Haitian independence movement during the French Revolution. Born a slave, he was freed in 1777. In 1791 he joined a slave rebellion and soon assembled an army of his own, which he trained in guerrilla warfare. When France and Spain went to war in 1793, he and other black commanders joined the Spaniards, but in 1794 he switched his allegiance to the French because France, unlike Spain, had recently abolished slavery. His revolt created the first independent nation in Latin America. He rose from lieutenant governor to governor-general of Saint-Domingue and gradually rid himself of nominal French superiors. Treaties with the British secured their withdrawal, and he began trade with them and the U.S. In 1801 he turned his attention to Santo Domingo, the Spanish-controlled portion of Hispaniola, driving out the Spanish and freeing the slaves there. He made himself governor-general for life. He was deposed by the French in 1802 and died in custody in France. The Free Dictionary and also at Wikipedia, HERE

Jean-Jacques Dessalines (born c. 1758, West Africa—died Oct. 17, 1806, Jacmel, Haiti)

Emperor of Haiti who drove out the French in 1804. He was a slave of a black master in Saint-Domingue (Haiti) in 1791 when he joined a slave rebellion. He became a lieutenant of Toussaint-Louverture but submitted to the French expedition that deposed Toussaint in 1802. Napoleon's decision to reintroduce slavery led Dessalines and others to rebel, and with British help they expelled the French. In 1804 Dessalines proclaimed the island independent under its Arawakan name, Haiti, and proclaimed himself emperor the following year. He made it illegal for whites to own property and killed thousands; he also discriminated against mulattoes. He was killed during a mulatto revolt.

Alexandre Sabès Pétion (April 2, 1770 – March 29, 1818)

President of the Southern Republic of Haiti from 1806 until his death. Pétion was born in Port-au-Prince to a Haitian mother and a wealthy French white father. Like other gens de couleur libre with wealthy fathers, Pétion was sent to France in 1788 to be educated and study at the Military Academy in Paris. In Saint-Domingue, many gens de couleur, often freed by their fathers, constituted a third caste between the whites and enslaved Africans. While restricted in political rights, many became educated and wealthy landowners, resented by the petits blancs, who were minor tradesmen. Before the slave uprising of 1791, they led a rebellion to gain voting and political rights they believed due them as French citizens after the French Revolution. At that time most did not support freedom or political rights for enslaved Africans and blacks.

Pétion returned to Saint-Domingue as a young man to take part in the Créole expulsion of the British from Saint-Domingue (1798–99). There had long been racial and class tensions between gens de couleur and enslaved Africans and free blacks in Saint-Domingue, where slaves outnumbered whites and gens de couleur by ten to one. During the years of warfare against planters or grand blancs, Spanish, English and French, racial tensions were exacerbated in competition for power and political alliances.

When tensions arose between blacks and mulattoes, Pétion often supported the mulatto faction. He allied with General André Rigaud and Jean Pierre Boyer against Toussaint L'Ouverture in a failed rebellion, the so-called "War of Knives", in the South of Saint-Domingue, which began in June 1799. By November the rebels were pushed back to the strategic southern port of Jacmel; the defence was commanded by Pétion. The town fell in March 1800 and the rebellion was effectively over. Pétion and other mulatto leaders went into exile in France.

Following the assassination of Dessalines on October 17, 1806, Pétion championed the ideals of democracy and clashed with Henri Christophe who wanted absolute reign. Wikipedia, read all about Pétion, HERE

Henri Christophe (Born 6 October 1767 – Death 8 October 1820, Cap-Haïtien, Haiti)

¨Henri Christophe was a key leader in the Haitian Revolution, winning independence from France in 1804. On 17 February 1807, after the creation of a separate nation in the north, Christophe was elected President of the State of Haiti. On 26 March 1811, he was proclaimed Henri I, King of Haïti

Born probably in Saint Kitts or Grenada,[1] the son of Christophe, a freeman on the island of Grenada, Christophe was brought to Saint Domingue as a slave in the northern region...

...Beginning with the slave uprising of 1791, Christophe distinguished himself in the Haïtian Revolution and quickly rose to be an officer. He fought for years with Toussaint Louverture in the north, helping defeat the French, the Spanish, British, and finally French national troops. By 1802 he was a general under Toussaint Louverture...

...In 1806 Christophe was aware of a plot to kill Dessalines; seeing an opportunity to seize power for himself, he did not warn the self-proclaimed Emperor. The plot was said to involve Alexandre Pétion, a competing "gens de couleur"; since he was half white, this presumably led him to use assassination because of his weak position among the majority of black leaders and population. However, this allegation has not been proven; other sources clear Pétion's name from the plot and say that he has been tied to Dessalines's assassination only because of the question of race. In any case, after Dessaline's assassination, Christophe was elected to the newly created position of president, but without real powers...

Feeling insulted, Christophe retreated with his followers to the Plaine du Nord and created a separate government there. Christophe had suspected that he would be next to be assassinated. In 1807 Christophe declared himself président et généralissime des forces de terre et de mer de l'État d'Haïti, in English, President and Generalissimo of the armies of land and sea of the State of Haïti.[2] Pétion became President of the "Republic of Haïti" in the south backed by General Boyer who had control of the southern armies.

In 1811 Henri made the northern state of Haïti a kingdom, and was ordained Emperor by Arch Bishop of Milot Corneil Breuil.
Wikipedia, read all about Henri Christophe, HERE

¨In Caribbean islands like Antigua, where slaves were sometimes left to die of thirst in times of drought, slave revolts had come and gone without success. News from Haiti, when it came, was balm to broken souls. It gave them hope. The spirit raced through slave communities. It sometimes worked on the deep, moral consciences of others, too.

In time, freedom came with all its chaos. The journey back to wholeness has proved long and hard. It continues, when we let it.
So as we mourn this cataclysmic shifting of tectonic plates, let's also celebrate something as important. Let's celebrate the courage Haitians showed against the staggering odds of willful, sustained, and profound human injustice. And let's remember that their spirit, so-long-tested, can meet this seismic challenge with the same determination they used against that other, more fleshy and persistent one two centuries ago.¨
C.S. Manegold, ¨Inside Politics¨ Daily, HERE

El Revmo Martín Barahona
Obispo de El Salvador
Primado de IARCA (the Anglican Church of the Region of Central America)

In Solidarity with the Haitian People

¨I beg you, I implore you, for the love of God, that we do all we can to help the people of Haiti. They are suffering from the tragedy of 12 January when a 7.3 earthquake destroyed a major part of the infrastructure of this nation and left more than 100.000 dead and millions of homeless. It is one of the greatest tragedies that we have seen in recent times.¨

To assist those suffering in the wake of this disaster, please consider making a donation to the Haiti Fund or call 1-800-334-7626, ext. 5129. Gifts can be mailed to Episcopal Relief & Development, PO Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058. Please write "Haiti Fund" in the memo of all checks. Episcopal Relief and Development for ¨Haiti Fund¨, HERE

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Jan 16, 2010


John welcomes you to the Playa Bonita, Chiapas, Mexico

Lunch? Nearing the Mercado San Sebastian, Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico

Breathtaking! Quiet moments inside the Cathedral of the diocese of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico

The Crucified Christ, Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico

Casa Mexicana! Our fabulous boutique hotel in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico

Service? Fortunately, Central America is filled with equal opportunity Democracies, wonderful Indigenous and ¨mixed race¨ peoples and a few Norteamericano Democrats too.

Pacific Coast/Toast? Breakfast in Retalhuleu, Guatemala

TAK´ALIK AB´AJ, Ruins, Guatemala, Before Common Era Crocodile Sculpture (food)

Pre-Christian Terraces, Ruins, TAK'ALIK AB'AJ, Guatemala

The Spaniards, The Catholic Church, The Central Square. Retalhuleu, Guatemala, Central America

TIO y TIA (de Juan Carlos), Asintal, Guatemala, Central America

EIGHTY GRANDCHILDREN and counting (Juan Carlos with his Aunt Ramona--she raised his Dad because JC´s Grandmother, her Mother, died giving birth to his Papa), Asintal, Guatemala

ALMOST HOME, all is well Gracias a Dios

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Lionel Deimel, click HERE,¨No Anglican Covenant¨

´The Windsor Report,´ he said. “It’s just a report. When did it become like The Bible?

´The Covenant´ ¨Why do we need another covenant? We have the Baptismal Covenant. We have the creeds. What else do we need?”

Archbishop Martin Barahona, the Primate, Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central America