Large outdoor statues continue to be targeted for destruction as part of the CCP’s nationwide campaign to eliminate all open-air religious symbols.
Two courts in Sichuan sentenced a group of Church of Almighty God members to prison – from four and a half to 11 years – and punished them with exorbitant fines.
The CCP is spending exorbitant sums of money and workforce to eliminate all outdoor religious symbols by demolishing or concealing them.
CCP’s frenetic campaign to demolish outdoor Buddhist statues has resulted in yet another bizarre spectacle. Religious sculptures in cemeteries also face destruction.
On top of countless tortured to death for their belief, some people in China choose death over life without faith or die attempting to escape persecution.
To extract testimonies proving that the leader of Early Rain Covenant Church was subverting state power, believers were reported to have been tortured and drugged.
Since his arrest in December, the pastor’s mother has been beaten, the whole family is being monitored, and his lawyer was detained.
The label xie jiao, reserved for banned “heterodox teachings,” is now increasingly applied to “normal” house churches.
Chinese believers are finding that their travel is being monitored or prohibited. They fear social credit system and growing pressure on family members.