The Nation

Mormon presence seems an insult to Thailand

Back from a visa run to Jinghong, I see a February 15 letter from Steven Brock of Bangkok criticising a missionary who professes to "respect Thai culture".

I agree with Mr Brock. I don't ask this question in a hostile fashion, it is a fair question: Why do Mormon missionaries in particular always travel thousands of miles on the 'mission' when Mormonism was entirely founded in the United States over a century ago, yet the US is 98 per cent non-Mormon? Why not stay there, Mr Adam Bradshaw? The patronising purpose of your presence here is an insult to Thailand.Owen McGowanChiang Mai

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