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By Forrest Hershberger
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Offensive to be Thankful?

 

December 1, 2021

I recently noticed a headline that Thanksgiving is an offense to indigenous people, promotes colonialism, etc.

Let’s just take a moment for that to sink in. A celebration following a winter they didn’t think they would survive, helped in part by people they had met in the North American continent, and spreading a table is an offense.

I really wanted to believe it was a joke, a parody of headlines, The Babylon Bee, or The Onion, publications designed to be humorous and deliberately misleading. No such luck.

A news source reputed to be conservative publicized another account of “The Wh...



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