A Chinese based religious rights monitoring group has accused the Chinese government of carrying out a harrowing persecution of Christianity in Beijing and other provinces across the country.
￼China Declares War on Christianity – Destroy Churches, Burn Bibles
The group further accuses the Chinese communist government of destroying crosses, burning bibles, shutting churches and ordering adherents of the Christian faith to sign papers renouncing their faith.
The campaign supposedly coincides with a new government policy on religion that seeks to “Sinicize” religion by demanding loyalty to the officially atheist Communist Party and eliminating any challenge to its power over the lives of Chinese citizens.
A Chinese Aid Group based in the United States said the closure of churches in central Henan province as well as a very prominent house church in Beijing in recent weeks represents the growing intensity and accuracy of the crackdown on Christianity in China.
The spokesperson of the Aid Group, Bob Fu said’
“The international community should be alarmed and outraged for this blatant violation of freedom of religion and belief”
He further explained that under the current leadership of President Xi Jinping, China’s most powerful leader in modern history since Chairman Mao Zedong, religious freedom has shrunk drastically despite China’s seeming religious revival.
Reports from religious rights groups in the country say President Xi Jinping is waging the most disastrous war against Christianity in China since 1982 when religious freedom was guaranteed in the Chinese constitution.
Bob Fu further alleged that in a radical move that had not been seen since the days of Chairman Mao’s Cultural Revolution of 1966-76, President Xi had ordered officials to burn piles of seized bibles.