China’s ruling Communist Party is pressuring Christians to replace images of Jesus with government propaganda.
On Tuesday, reports revealed Chinese authorities are ordering villagers living in poor and rural areas to hang photos of President Xi Jinping in place of religious symbols.
Locals claim they’re also being denied government aid if they refuse to comply.
The chairman of the Poverty Relief Effort says villagers should look to the party for help instead of Jesus, referring to the growing popularity of Christianity as a “crisis.”
Christian centers and worship is heavily regulated in China, with only two formal churches where sermons and speakers are controlled by government officials. read more…