A gathering of believers from across China at an Apostolic house church was unexpectedly disrupted when nearly 200 law enforcement officers showed up, acting on a tip-off from a local party cadre.
Authorities in Henan not only illegally clamped down on a church but also harassed and threatened young children.
Municipal governments are following in the steps of authorities in other provinces to discriminate against students who hold religious beliefs.
In September, Lushan county authorities dispatched over 50 police officers to tear down the church that cost nearly one million RMB to build.
Two giant Buddha statues were demolished in September, despite the attempts by local believers to protect them.
In the wake of Communist Party’s quest for complete eradication of religious belief, the Chinese authorities are attacking the country’s ancient Taoist religion.
Some believers from The Church of Almighty God were taken into custody, and others were forced to flee their homes as a result of a special arrest operation launched by authorities in mid-October.
The church’s pastor was detained and the believers were prohibited from congregating at the venue again.
Officials across provinces in China show no leniency or restraint when attacking elderly believers; brutal interrogations, shut down senior homes and denied pensions – anything that works in the war against religious liberty.
Churches across China are forced to sing songs praising the Communist Party or else believers would be prohibited from gathering.