China halts shipment of Bibles from Vision Beyond Borders
The Americans are stopped at an airport in Kunming. They say the won't leave until they get their 300 copies back.
By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
August 18, 2008
BEIJING -- An American Christian group that was stopped at the airport when it tried to bring in more than 300 Bibles won't leave the customs zone until it gets the books back, its leader said today. The four Americans, led by Pat Klein of the Wyoming-based Vision Beyond Borders, said they were convinced officials wanted them to leave the Kunming airport in southern China without the Bibles, preventing their distribution.
"We paid a lot to come here and bring them," Klein said in a telephone interview from the customs area, where the four have been since Sunday. "We're not bringing in contraband, drugs, evil stuff. We're just bringing in Bibles." the rest