Henan authorities are forcibly taking down religious symbols in individuals’ homes and forcing them to advertise CCP ideology.
Authorities Against Christians
Monthly visits, detailed checklists, tracking of believers who fail to attend approved churches – a systematic plan to ensure closed down churches stay closed.
Police monitored China Gospel Fellowship and swooped in when all pastors were in one place. One had a heart attack, and all were threatened to sign “repentance.”
The Chinese authorities have brought religions to the level of political conflicts between nations, and religious individuals are stringently investigated as spies.
Increasing actions against religion, from arrests to deportation to anti-Christmas propaganda, aim to forestall a Soviet-style regime collapse.
“Promoting religious belief or using religious words is not allowed in public places,” is the party line in China’s central province of Henan.
Chinese persecution continues into the afterlife, as authorities remove crosses and crescent moons from tombstones.
The ancient Chinese tactic of “guilt by association” is to pit family members against each other, making all guilty for the crimes of one.
Government officials shut down Christmas Mass celebrations in the Archdiocese of Fuzhou under the pretext of “keeping stability.”
Authorities in China’s Henan Province are taking over churches and turning them into theaters, game rooms, and other types of entertainment venues.