ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE
||400 THOUSAND EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS FLOOD THE WIDEST AVENUE
IN THE WORLD
Almost 400 thousand evangelical Christian faithful flooded with
faith yesterday 9 de Julio Avenue, The widest avenue in the world, overwhelming it from
the Obelisk to the crossing with Belgrano street, over 5 blocks, true to what they
had predicted would be " the greater religious concentration of the end of century in
STRANGE TREMOR DURING CHRISTIAN RALLY
Buildings of this Capital shook yesterday afternoon in 9 de Julio Avenue. The
tremor, lasting about 40 seconds, was felt around 4pm in the studios of AM Radio
station "Continental" , on the third floor a building on Rivadavia and Esmeralda
streets, and was also felt by employees of the Telephone central building, located in
Corrientes and Maipu streets, among others.
PENTECOSTALS. METHODISTS. BAPTISTS, LUTHERANS
In the formidable communion of faith that was lived yesterday in 9 de Julio Avenue, were
not only one denomination of evangelical Christians, but in the crowd there were also
representations of the many Pentecostals branches, Baptists, Free brethren, Methodists and
Lutherans, all after the same common objective: to demystify the false idea of people that
we are sects.
AN ANXIOUSLY AWAITED PERMIT
Until just a few days before the start of the massive concentration of evangelical
Christians, a tense situation had developed between the Christian representatives and the
local Government. The reason was that the permit to have the rally had not been issued.
Finally, after intense last minute pressure from the organizers, who threatened they
would accuse the Government of "Religious Discrimination", the awaited permit
was issued. The city Government finally, to erase any hard feelings, sent representative
officials to attend the rally.
9 DE JULIO AVENUE CLOSE TO TRAFFIC
A multitude of evangelical Christians took their fervor to the obelisk in
downtown Buenos Aires. Many of the faithful arrived in 2.500 buses which were parked along
the length of the 9 de Julio Ave. Because of the rally, the avenue was closed and
traffic had to be diverted to side streets.
FOUNDING FATHERS INFLUENCED BY PROTESTANTS
Speaking of Argentine history, we must admit that since our declaration of
independence, the influence of the thoughts and presence of evangelical Christians
cannot be brushed aside. Many of our founding fathers were influenced by books of
MULTITUDINOUS MANIFESTATION OF EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS
Evangelical Christian faithful gathered yesterday in front of the obelisk
transforming it to an altar of faith. As they had predicted it was, "the greater
religious concentration of the end of century in Argentina ".
DEMANDS OF THE EVANGELICALS
The different denominations of the evangelical Christians carried out a
multitudinous meeting in the center of Buenos Aires to sing, pray, and demand of the
Argentine government a same-status treatment as the official Catholic religion.
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