Wanshan Forest Park in Henan Province used to house 13 temples. After numerous government inspections, all of them have been sealed off, believers driven away.
Grassroots-level bureaucrats are supervised to ensure their diligence in executing the central government’s policies on religion. Any misstep results in a penalty.
Under the CCP’s totalitarian rule, even state-licensed churches become “illegal” after well-organized campaigns of threats and manipulations are implemented.
Henan authorities continue threatening and coercing believers to “donate” their places of worship. In June alone, they took over 11 venues in Luanchuan county.
To ensure that congregations have no means to reopen closed down places of worship, CCP is confiscating their assets and burning Bibles and religious symbols.
The Chinese authorities are prohibiting religious ceremonies during funerals and weddings, denying churchgoers any faith-related rituals and traditions.
The CCP is forcing clergy to interpret the Bible according to the “core socialist values”, transforming the Christian doctrine so that it exists in name only.
The CCP is sealing off Buddhist and Taoist temples nationwide. Even the ashes of the deceased are unable to find peace.
Even the very young are giving oaths to the Communist Party, pledging to resist religion and report on believers in their families.