Tag: Hmong

Vietnam Tries to Portray Cult Gathering as Christian

Vietnam The government tried to portray several thousand Hmong followers of a sub-Christian messianic cult as orthodox Christians while the military forcibly disbanded their gathering yesterday and today.

The cult members recruited from orthodox Christian groups — vulnerable to false teaching in a country where Christians cannot print their own Bibles and are subject to other restrictions — had gathered for religious reasons in Muong Nhe district, Dien Bien Province, but it turned into a confrontation before local defense forces disbanded them, bolstered by Vietnam People’s Army reinforcements hastily dropped in by helicopters.