COLOMBIA: Uprooting Protestantism

The uprooting of Protestant missions in Colombia, many of them U.S.-sponsored, goes steadily on. Missionary Juan de Jesús Varela reported last week that he had been haled before the military mayor of the village of Peque, and told that his services were a "mockery" to the Roman Catholic religion; he got 24 hours to get out of town. In little Tamalameque twelve Protestants were convicted of "holding services" and given a choice of $4.20 fines or ten days in jail (they chose jail sentences but were not held strictly to them). In the jailless hamlet of Colorado, two missionaries...

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