Morning Rundown: The Truth Behind the Puritans’ First ‘Thanksgiving’


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The Truth Behind the Puritan’s First ‘Thanksgiving’

As you gather together for Thanksgiving this weekend with your friends and family to participate in a feast American’s have celebrated for hundreds of years, you may have questions about the true origin of Thanksgiving.

“Today when you think of Thanksgiving, you think of that festival in 1621 as the beginning of the modern American tradition, but actually, it wasn’t a Thanksgiving, it was a harvest festival,” says James Bake a Historian at Plymouth Plantation.

In 1995, Charisma Media did a special debunking some of the commonly believed myths that have evolved over the years. In 1621 the Mayflower pilgrims who founded the Plymouth Colony celebrated their first harvest that many now refer to as the first Thanksgiving, except their feast was never repeated.

Focus on the Family Rep: Disney’s Blatant Gay Agenda Could Cost the Company Big

The director of a popular show produced by Focus on the Family says the Disney Company is “losing touch with a large portion of its traditional audience to stay culturally relevant, and it could end up costing the entertainment icon dearly in the long run.

Adam Holz, director of Focus on the Family’s “Plugged In,” says Disney is specifically catering to the LGBTQ agenda with its sexualized programming, and that includes its newest movie, “Strange World,” which will, for the first time in the company’s history, feature a gay teen romance.

“There are parents saying, ‘Wait a minute, why do we have to import a sexual message into kids’ programming?'” Holz told “And so even if we talk beyond this specific LGBT agenda, I think there’s a concern that why does everything have to be sexualized?

Facing His Own Mortality, Chris Hemsworth Ponders What His Life Now Holds

While filming the new Disney+ documentary series “Limitless,” host Chris Hemsworth was given some life altering news.

After taking a genetic test for one of the episodes, the Marvel superstar was told that he was at eight to 10 times higher risk to develop Alzheimer’s disease than the average human.

The test revealed that Hemsworth had two copies of the gene APOE4, one from his mother and one from his father, and this genetic material is linked with the increased chance for Alzheimer’s. While the gene itself is far more common, one in four people carry a single copy, only 2-3% carry both.

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