Thailand's gold rush for God - Asia Times, May 15, 2004
Rather meandering article about missionaries
in Thailand that includes various interesting
quotes including the Akha activist Matthew
McDaniel calling missionary work 'fascism'.
...Thailand is undergoing a spiritual "gold
rush" because its "heathen"
tribes hold promise for missionaries, who
face few restrictions, as communities from
which to reach millions more brethren scattered
across the hard-to-reach peaks of Cambodia,
Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Yunnan in southern
A sharp increase in foundation-status applications
from missions has raised official eyebrows.
"We want to know what's behind them,
their real intentions, what they want with
the children," said Sergeant Sukich Surin
of the Tourist Police. "The Thai government
is very concerned about this now."
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