The CCP’s campaign to “exterminate Buddha” is reaching new levels of oddness: a temple in Henan Province has replaced Buddhist deities with revolutionary leaders.
Revolutionary songs and traditional Chinese opera are replacing prayers and hymns after authorities forcibly take over government-approved churches.
While suppressing religions and non-Chinese customs, the CCP is substituting them with traditional native holidays with red overtones.
Henan Province authorities are continuing to crack down on Buddhism and Taoism, destroying historical relics along the way.
Two more state-approved Three-Self churches are reported to have been demolished, and their assets and valuables looted during the holiday season last year.
Along with tens of millions of Party members and public officials, Three-Self Church believers are forced to use the mobile app “Xi Study Strong Nation.”
Authorities forcibly took over and looted True Jesus Church in Henan’s Shangqiu city, arresting its director and detaining her for 15 days.
Once incarcerated and tortured, a young man is asked to cooperate in propaganda videos against his church—or else.
Not only is the CCP embezzling money from churches, it’s also forcing their leaders to fill out certificates falsely claiming the goods were voluntarily given.
The CCP is successfully keeping up its efforts of turning houses of worship into government-sanctioned activity centers, for everything except religion.