Chinese Christians scramble to save cross

Just like the Han Chinese did in Tibet, wiping out Religion as “the opiate of the people” to quote Marx. I am not a Christian, but i feel for these believers in a faith that is Not just materialism which is what in my opinion the Chinese Communist Party promotes as they continue to pollute the planet even to the west coast of the US with their coal burning power plants churning out the plastic products sold in Walmart etc.

CNN Belief Blog

Wenzhou, China (CNN) — At a gray church on the outskirts of Wenzhou in eastern China, Christians from across the county keep a nervous watch.

Some stand behind the iron gate; others sit just inside the church door. For more than two months they’ve waited, preparing themselves to protect the cross on top of their church.

“If I have to, I am going to hold it in my arms and protect it,” one elderly man says. “They have no right to tear it down, that is why we have to defend our church.”

Wenzhou is known as the “Jerusalem of China” and throughout this year the local Communist Party authorities have demolished scores of churches and forcibly removed more than 300 church crosses.

Chinese church leaders say it’s the worst anti-Christian crackdown in decades.

“What the government here is doing is so barbaric, they’re like bandits and we are furious…

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