Tuan Pham, now a U.S. citizen—fled Viet Nam to openly practice his faith in America.
In gratitude for his new-found freedom, he commissioned a smaller replica of the famous Vietnam “statue of the Christ”—for his prayer garden at his St. Paul, Minnesota home,
Because of an anonymous complaint, Tuan received a formal letter from the city ordering the statue removed–saying it violated city zoning ordinances.
The tide turned, when he contacted Alliance Defending Freedom and their attorneys threatened the city with a lawsuit .
After a two-year battle, the Mayor of St. Paul used his executive authority, and Tuan was allowed to keep the statue in place.
Tuan had the settlement agreement bronzed and it’s now attached to the statue!
. . .a case of faith and justice resulting in religious freedom!