China Warms 85 Million Communist Party Members: Be 'Firm Atheists', or Face Punishment

China has launched a new crackdown on religion, warning the estimated 85 million Communist Party members they must “be firm Marxist atheists” or face punishment.

“Party members should not have religious beliefs, which is a red line for all members”, wrote Wang Zuoan, director of the State Administration for Religious Affairs, in the latest issue of the Party’s flagship magazine, Qiuishi Journal, according to China’s Global Times.

He added: “Party members should be firm Marxist atheists, obey party rules and stick to the party’s faith… They are not allowed to seek value and belief in religion.” read more