On June 16, 2000, the Los Angeles Times
reported that city council members from Garden Grove, California have
approved plans for the state's first Cao Dai church, despite the
protest of residents who feel that the new religious facility will be
a detriment to their neighborhood. Cao Dai, a faith begun in Vietnam
in the 1920's that combines aspects of Buddhism, Christianity,
Confucianism, Judaism and Taoism, has approximately 200 followers in
Orange County, CA and commands about 5 million followers worldwide.
The new facility...
On October 5, 1998, The Houston Chronicle published an
article announcing the grand opening of Houston's first Cao Dai
temple. Cao Dai, a combination of Buddhism, Catholicism, and
ancestor worship, is the third most popular religion in Vietnam and
has approximately 1,000 adherents in the Houston area.