Vietnamese Christians Persecuted

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    http://www.earnedmedia.org/icc0909.htm

    Vietnam Burns Homes of Christians; 'Christian Religion is America's Religion, and is Not Allowed Here'

    To: National & International Desks

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /Christian Wire Service/ -- The Washington, DC based human rights group, International Christian Concern (ICC - www.persecution.org) has received reports that the Vietnamese government recently burned more than ten homes of tribal Christians in Suoi Rut hamlet, Doi Sau village, Quang Ngai province. The affected families were forced to flee their village on July 21, 2005, and are now searching for a new area to reside in.

    The homes of ten Hre tribal Christians were destroyed because they refused to deny their faith. The victims belonged to the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (ECVN), which has formal recognition by Vietnamese government. The local Communist authorities of Son Thuong village, Quang Ngai province have publicly stated that "the Christian religion is America's religion, and is not allowed here."

    The following is a statement from a pastor of the Hre tribe:

    "On Sunday, August 21, 2005 at 8:00 A.M., Mr. Dinh van Hoanh, police chief of Son Thuong village and his assistant, Mr. Thai Mai Quan, came to Mr. Dinh van Hoang's house and said: 'We do not allow any Christians to live here. If you want to stay you must sign this paper to declare that you and your family are renouncing your faith'.

    Mr. Hoang refused to do so. The police chief then called numerous officials, including Mr. Dinh van Xoa, hamlet chief, and Mr. Dinh van Hoach, his assistant, to come and destroy Hoang's house.

    They then told Mr. Hoang that if he recanted his faith, they would rebuild his house. Mr. Hoang again refused, and the authorities then destroyed his animal pens."
     
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    About 7% of Vietnamese are Roman Catholics, second only to Buddists, who are about 9%. (80% claim no religion)

    Protestants are less than 1%. I wonder if it was religious intolerance, rather than atheism. Surely there are Buddist temples and Catholic Churches there.
     
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    I wonder how we would react to real persecution?
     
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    just think of what would have happened to christians if they had not taken up arms in WWII
    or other conflicts including the beginings of this nation could we have survived without battle
    of course God helped us to defeat our enemies and
    there is one conscientious believer that I love who won the medal of Honor who was an extreme hero but he entered the battle field this man is an extreme American Hero cannot remember the name right now he still lives near Chattanooga Tennessee God led him all the way without the battle what would have happened I dare not think of it
     
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    Sergeant York - AMC played the movie just last week. Gregory Peck played him.
     
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    The only Sgt. York movie I am familiar with starred Gary Cooper.
     

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