The Falun Gong and Costco

Before going into the Orpheum Theater that night, I thought Falun Gong was a Christian sect. After all, there are more than forty Christian sects. But during the performance, I discovered that Falun Gong was not Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu or Jewish. Falun Gong promoted individual peace and harmony through belief in several gods.

If you are curious, you may find a few members of Falun Gong outside the Chinese embassy in San Francisco. They are almost always there when we go to pick up visas before traveling to China. You may even see the pictures they have set up showing victims of torture. 

Falun Gong protesting outside Chinese embassy in San Francisco

A year later, while shopping at Costco, I discovered a table and display for a Chinese musical. The people at that table were dressed in Ming or Tang Dynasty costumes, and I was intrigued to say the least.

Then my wife whispered in my ear, “That’s Falun Gong.” I had no idea these costumed people were selling tickets to the same production we’d already seen at the Orpheum. I quickly left.

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6 Responses to The Falun Gong and Costco

  1. Maria says:

    Great blog, thank you for your honesty and promise to be back

  2. shellie says:

    I don’t trust these people.

  3. Donna K says:

    I’ve seen them at Costco and they never say they are Falun Gong. They wear lovely costumes. It’s tempting to buy a ticket. Now that I know they are out taking money for a cult, I’ll ignore them.

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