Our "Founding Fathers'" act of establishing this nation of ours was fundamentally
opposed to the gospel of Jesus.
The United States of American was established on a bigoted religious doctrine,
the Doctrine of Christian Discovery, a doctrine that denied, and still denies,
this land's indigenous peoples/tribes their fundamental human right to own land
and to be complete independent sovereign nations.
The Doctrine of Discovery was a series of fifteenth century papal doctrines that
were used to create the international laws of Western Christendom. These laws
were used to regulate and guild colonizing European Christian nations.
After crossing the Atlantic ocean and setting foot on Guanahani island,
Christopher Columbus, acting under the international laws of Western Christendom
performed a ceremony to "take possession" of the indigenous people's island land
for the Christian nation of Spain. Then, Columbus and his men, by an act of
thievery, forcefully took possession of their land and enslaved them.
The international laws of Western Christendom asserted that Christian nations
had a right, based on the Bible, to claim absolute title to and ultimate
authority over any newly "discovered" Non-Christian inhabitants and their lands.
In the Inter Caetera papal doctrine, Pope Alexander stated his desire that the
"discovered" people be "subjugated and brought to the faith itself." By this
means, said the pope, the "Christian Empire" would be propagated.
Because the World Council of Churches recently denounced the Doctrine of
Discovery and declared it to be "fundamentally opposed to the gospel of Jesus",
more and more U.S. Christians are becoming aware that, both, Columbus' act of
taking possession of indigenous people's land for Spain and the founding
fathers' act of establishing the United States of America were "fundamentally
opposed to the gospel of Jesus".
In 1823, the Doctrine of Discovery was adopted into U.S. law by the Supreme
Court in the celebrated case, Johnson v. McIntosh. Writing for a unanimous
court, Chief Justice John Marshall observed that European Christian nations had
assumed "ultimate dominion" over the lands of America during the Age of
Discovery and that upon white Christian "discovery" the red pagan Indian peoples
had lost "their rights to complete sovereignty, as independent nations," and
only retained a right of "occupancy" in their lands.
Marshall also observed that upon the establishment of the United States of
America, this nation acquired ownership of the indigenous peoples' lands (stolen
lands) from Great Britain, and that it also acquired the right to subjugate and
have "dominion" over this land's pagan indigenous peoples from this same
This land's indigenous peoples are still being held hostage in their own
homelands; it's time to set them free from our nation's Christian bigoted laws