November 26, 2005

AMERICA'S SECRET--CONFORMIST DIVERSITY:

L.A.'s Christian Mongolians Find Home at Church: A small group gathers in Koreatown on Sundays to share their faith and support each other in a new land. (K. Connie Kang, November 26, 2005, LA Times)

Every Sunday evening after their 90-minute worship service, members of the L.A. Mongolian Church rearrange pew benches, turning their small sanctuary into a cozy dining room. There, they linger over noodles and tacos, and visit with each other late into the night.

It's a weekly ritual that congregants of Los Angeles' only Mongolian church look forward to. It sustains them through the week, as they work long hours, often in low-paying jobs, to survive in America.

Sunday, their ritual will take on a decidedly American air. Three days after the actual holiday, they will serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and the trimmings — the first one they will have prepared themselves.

"Everyone is excited about it," said Eun Bok Won, wife of church founder Cheolhee Lee, a former Korean missionary to Mongolia. "They're all pitching in. This will be a very special time for us."

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 26, 2005 10:08 AM
Comments

Conformist diversity--very good.

The folk-enemy/culture traitor set keeps thinking that immigrants are going to join them in constituting an anti-American "minority-majority."

On the contrary, immigrants come here to become Americans, not to join the misfits and malcontents.

Posted by: Lou Gots at November 26, 2005 1:37 PM
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