China’s CCP unleashes massive anti-religion campaign in decades
China ushers most aggressive anti-religion campaign in years, as CCP burn churches, bibles to keep oppositions at bay
Beijing, China (BT)- A massive crackdown on Christianity and other religions is reportedly taking place in China, as the ruling Communist Party levels up its campaign to thwart any potential challenge to its stranglehold in the country.
Chinese officials have allegedly destroyed churches, crosses and bibles all for the purpose of ‘sinicizing’ the population from foreign religious thoughts. Moreover, there are also reports that religious believers were forced to abandon their faith and swear allegiance to the atheist CCP.
Recorded incidences of persecutions against Christians in China have gradually escalated since 2012, but many experts are now convinced that this is the most aggressive campaign initiated by the Chinese government since the country gave a leeway on the practice of other religions by virtue of the 1982 constitution.
These actions by the Chinese government have met opposition from local and international watchdogs. Bob Fu of China Aid called out the CCP for their blatant violation of freedom of religion and belief, while Jay Sekulow, who is President Donald Trump’s attorney and chief counsel at the American Center for Law & Justice, admitted that the persecution of Chinese Christians becomes worse by each passing day.
“China CCP starts burning the Bible and crosses in Henan. Last time burning Bibles campaign happened in late 1960s by dictator Chairman Mao’s wife Jiang Qing in Shanghai. She was arrested in 1976 but Christians grew to millions. Will never be successful,” said Bob Fu on Twitter.
Christians were not the only religious denominations affected by the CCP anti-religion crackdown. According to reports, 1 million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities have been subjected to the same treatment. They were also forced to renounce their faith to avoid torture and any forms of harassment from Chinese officials.