Xi v. Christians

China demolished a church.   Not just any church; this was an impressive megachurch that was built for massive worship services.  There was no warning.   Demolition crews and police showed up during a worship service, started tearing the building down with a large track crane, and evicted the worshippers.   The next day they arrested the pastors:

“…officials detained the church’s pastors, Geng Yimin and Sun Yongyao, on suspicion of “gathering a crowd to disturb social order.””

This church was part of the officially-recognized network of Christian churches in China.

China has been cracking down hard on all religions.   At least they have not been harvesting organs from Christians, at least, so far we have not learned of such.   There are credible reports that they do murder Uighur and Falun Gong prisoners on occasion to fill black market orders for organs for transplant.

Christians have been the most recent to come under pressure from the totalitarian regime.  Catholics expressed their great distress last year when Pope Francis agreed to bishops approved by the Chi-coms.   Underground churches have been rounded up and disappeared.

Last month, churches were forced to replace the Ten Commandments with patriotic sayings of Xi Jinping.

The destruction of this church seems to mark an escalation.

I hope President Trump does not flinch in his trade war with China.   Their economy will suffer much more than ours.   However, their government is not sensitive to the will of the Chinese people.  The Chinese Central Committee probably does not care that their people are experiencing a major reversal in standard of living.

Their propaganda is very effective; mainland Chinese think that the protests in Hong Kong are an American plot.

I don’t know the way forward, but  I fully support President Trump.   China has been stealing and extorting technology from American businesses, and stealing copyright and trademark materials for decades.   It is long past time to upset their apple cart.

I personally think that the crackdown on religion is a sign that Xi is nervous.

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8 thoughts on “Xi v. Christians”

  1. Do they think Trump/Pence will not hear of this ? Do they think this will make them flinch? Nope ! I expect Trump to steel his resolve.

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  2. ChinaAid broke the story of the church destruction:

    https://www.chinaaid.org/2019/10/megachurch-demolished-pastors-detained.html

    The other most recent story from China is sort of odd.   China now forbids African Christians from worshipping with Chinese Christians.   Not just dirty Commies, but dirty racist Commies.

    https://www.christianpost.com/news/china-bans-african-students-from-worshiping-in-churches-to-prevent-foreign-infiltration.html

    Churches are being shut down all over China:

    https://bitterwinter.org/numerous-venues-of-state-run-churches-shut-down/

    Chinese folk religion is also under state oppression:

    https://bitterwinter.org/guanyin-statue-hidden-in-a-giant-vase/

    The ugly and horrifying story of organ harvesting:

    https://bitterwinter.org/forced-explants-of-human-organs-still-ongoing/

    https://www.christianpost.com/news/china-forcefully-harvesting-organs-from-hundreds-of-thousands-of-detainees-reveals-tribunal.html

    China forcing churches to take down Ten Commandments and put up sayings by Xi:

    https://www.christianpost.com/news/china-makes-churches-replace-ten-commandments-with-xi-jinping-quotes-this-is-what-the-devil-has-always-done.html

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  3. Kevin Schulte:
    Do they think Trump/Pence will not hear of this ? Do they think this will make them flinch? Nope ! I expect Trump to steel his resolve.

    This is a show of force to inspire fear and depression among all religious people in China.   It may also signal to Team Trump that Xi is intractable.

    Stay the course, President Trump.

    Our President needs for us to be telling our congressmen and senators that we want them to support President Trump in his efforts to enact better trade deals for American businesses.

    Unfortunately there are not enough Americans who care about Asian or African people to make a difference.

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  4. MJBubba:
    Our President needs for us to be telling our congressmen and senators that we want them to support President Trump in his efforts to enact better trade deals for American businesses.

    I agree.  Writing to and calling our government representatives is something we all are capable of doing.  I also think it would be good for people reading your post to spread the information by discussing these events with family and friends.  We need to individually take on the task of providing truth and reliable information to each other because it has become quite apparent that factual, truthful, unbiased, and uncompromised mainstream news/press organizations do not currently exist in the United States.  Thanks for the post.

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  5. When you think about what Google/Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook do to suppress Christian voices, they are blocking Christian traffic, and thus destroying Christian culture in a more subtle, but LIKELY MORE EFFECTIVE WAY THAN CHINESE COMMUNIST LEADER XI JINPING. A proper Christian response is to use alternatives such as DuckDuckgo for search, Protonmail for email, and how about going to a physical church on Sunday to meet and greet a FLESH AND BLOOD SOCIAL NETWORK !!!

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  6. MJBubba:

    The other most recent story from China is sort of odd.   China now forbids African Christians from worshipping with Chinese Christians.   Not just dirty Commies, but dirty racist Commies.

    https://www.christianpost.com/news/china-bans-african-students-from-worshiping-in-churches-to-prevent-foreign-infiltration.html

    It is horrifying the persecution of Christians and other religious people in China. But of course China is racist, and in the actual definition of the word and not the watered down definition used by the left. The Chinese, and the North Koreans as well, believe they are a superior race. That is it.

    You know what is really annoying about these globalist types, they never take the time to actually look into other cultures. They are so simplistic in their understanding of the world.

    It’s as if all they see is European Christian = Bad, Non-European (as long as they are NOT Christian) = Good.

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  7. Mate De:
    It’s as if all they see is European Christian = Bad, Non-European (as long as they are NOT Christian) = Good.

    That pretty well sums up Big Education in the humanities for at least the past half-century.

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  8. MJBubba:
    I personally think that the crackdown on religion is a sign that Xi is nervous.

    Yup.  On the opposite end of the spectrum, Winnie-the-Pooh is outlawed in China, as the figure is used to lampoon the cuddly yellow leader.  Common factor — insecurity.

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