Accused of “holding illegal gatherings,” three Protestant house churches in the central province of Henan were shut down, police confiscating their assets.
As the province with the most significant number of religious people, Henan continues to suffer Cultural Revolution-style crackdown on its churches.
More accounts about dismissed or demoted Communist Party members, demanded to sever any links with religion, under intensifying pressure from central authorities.
A believer from Henan was reported merely for letting some fellow religionists sing and pray for her, which spurred the authorities to harass her to death.
While in prison, a member of The Church of Almighty God, suffering from high blood pressure, was not given his medication, causing his condition to deteriorate.
Three-Self church pastors forced to undergo “ideological conversion.” Xi Jinping and Mao must be preached together with Christ, or license to preach revoked.
A Christian in Henan was sentenced three times, and spent ten years in jail, for the only crime of being a member of a banned movement.
Any building that doesn’t look authentically Chinese is quickly becoming so, thanks to the ongoing “sinicization” campaign.
The lies and deceit at the heart of communism continue, as properties are destroyed and families disrupted to hide poverty from official statistics.