Posted by: conservativecritic | February 25, 2013

Persecution of Christians increasing in China…

The following is excerpted from “Christian

Persecution,” Christian Post, Feb. 6, 2013:

“ChinaAid, a Texas-based Christian non-profit

organization that monitors religious freedom in

China, said in its 2012 annual report on Monday

that the Chinese government continues its

uptick of persecution against Christians in the

country for the seventh consecutive year. The

report examines 132 persecution cases involving

4,919 people, finding that persecution

incidences rose 41.9 percent from 2011.

Additionally, the number of people sentenced in

cases relating to religious persecution jumped

125 percent in 2012 compared to 2011,

according to the group’s finding. ‘If the Chinese

government had its druthers, religion would not

be practiced at all within its borders,’ the

organization stated on its website in response

to the results of its 2012 persecution report.

‘Beijing fears a higher authority, and it’s also

horrified by any group that is able to organize,

particularly around an ideology or belief,’ it

added. … According to the ChinaAid the report ,

methods for suppressing Christianity in China

include ‘forcibly banning and sealing up churches,

pressuring churches to join the official Three-Self

church system, detaining church leaders and

sending them to labor camps on the pretext of

“suspicion of organizing and using a cult to

undermine law enforcement,” and strictly

restricting the spread of the Christian faith

among students.’”

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