Christian churches in China & # 39; must remove impressions from the Ten Commandments & # 39;
Christian churches in China must remove the impressions of the Ten Commandments and replace them with quotes from President Xi & 39.
- State-run churches in China told the story of ten commandments
- Instead, they have been replaced by the communist teachings of Xi Jinping
- Churches that refused are closed, while the state has also launched a crackdown on churches outside the state system
- Jinping has vowed to & # 39; sinize & # 39; by aligning them with Chinese values
Christian churches in China have been instructed to remove the ten commandments and replace them with quotes from President Xi Jinping.
According to local reports, leaders of state-sponsored Three-Self churches are threatened with closure if they fail.
Instead of Christian core preaching, the screenings now preach the ideology of the communist party, such as: & # 39; Beware of the infiltration of Western ideology and consciously resist the influence of extremist thinking & # 39 ;.
State-run Christian churches in China say they are forced to remove impressions from the Ten Commandments and replace them with quotes from Xi Jinping
At the same time, the Communist Party has launched a crackdown against so-called & # 39; home churches & # 39; that are outside the control of the state.
In one part of the country, the ten commandments are also being replaced by portraits of Mao Zedong and Xi Jinping.
The move was reported by Bitter Winter, a magazine that documents religious freedom and human rights in China.
An anonymous source told the magazine that the Communist Party is trying to become a divine figure.
They said: & # 39; The first step of the government is to ban religious couplets.
& # 39; Then the cross dismantles and starts the & # 39; four requirements & # 39; to be implemented by the national flag and & # 39; to place core socialist values in churches.
Instead of preaching Christian doctrine, the displays now contain communist party teachings such as: & # 39; Beware of the infiltration of Western ideology and consciously resist the influence of extremist thinking & # 39;
& # 39; Then surveillance cameras & # 39; s are installed to follow believers and religious activities. The final step is to replace the ten commandments with Xi Jinping's speeches. & # 39;
Jinping promised in 2013 to & sinize religion in China & # 39; by bringing it into line with the communist ideology of the country.
In its report earlier this year, the American Commission for International Religious Freedom warned that the campaign was an attempt to reduce and erase not only the independent practice of religion, but also the cultural and linguistic heritage of religious and ethnic communities & # 39 ;.
In addition to Christians, the report says the government has persecuted Tibetan Buddhists and Uyghur Muslims.
An estimated 800,000 Muslims have been gathered and thrown into concentration camps, while the party has sent recruits to spy on local communities.
Meanwhile, & # 39; advanced surveillance technology & # 39; used to suppress the Buddhist community, the report found.
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