Government Orders Christians to Renounce Their Faith

April 26, 2004

Source: U.S. Newswire

On April 26, 2004 U.S. Newswire reported, "Approximately 35 Christian families in the village of Nam Thuam, Nambak District, Luang Prabang Province, Laos, have been ordered to renounce their Christian faith by district government officials...In March, 2004, Nambak District officials ordered Christians in the village of Nam Thuam to reject their faith or face consequences. Upon refusing, district officials sent government agents to Nam Thuam to live in the homes of Christians until they forsake their faith. Some 35 agents are currently in Nam Thuam -- one agent per Christian household -- living with Christian families. The Christian households must pay for all expenses of each agent until they renounce their faith...Christian Freedom International is demanding that the Vientiane government order Nambak District officials to leave the homes of Christian families in the village of Nam Thuam."