Laos: Christians told to abandon faith or leave village
Catholic World News - March 18, 2014
Officials in Natahall, a village in the Southeast Asian nation of Laos, are pressuring eight Christian families to abandon their faith, according to Human Rights Watch for Lao Religious Freedom.
In December, the village chief threatened to remove five Christian families from Natahall. On March 11, following the conversion of three more families, the chief, along with area police, ordered the Christians to abandon their faith. The families face the prospect of losing their homes.
“We fought to [get] rid of the Americans before and now you are leading their religion into our homes,” the officials reportedly said, referring to US military involvement in the region during the Vietnam War.
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