Severe crackdown in China on church crosses draws backlash

by Didi Tang | AP/Yahoo News  |  published on August 6, 2015

LOWER DAFEI VILLAGE, China — About a dozen Catholics wept and sang hymns outside their church as a man climbed to the top of the building and sliced off its steel cross with a cutting torch. It toppled with a thud.

“Aren’t you ashamed of what you have done?” a teary woman yelled at the more than 100 security guards, who along with police and government workers kept the parishioners of Lower Dafei Catholic Church from protecting the symbol of their faith. The guards, who stood with shields and batons in the sun for nearly two hours, looked indifferent.

“Doesn’t the government give us the right to religious freedom? Why are they taking down our symbol without any explanation?” another parishioner said hours earlier, as government workers arrived to build the scaffolding to reach the cross.

  • whoisshe?

    In my opinion Obama should move there and live with his step-brother, have Ed Snowden live there too.

  • Sevenmag

    How long will it be before this starts to take place in Obama’s “Fundamentally Changed America”? I suspect not too long. It’s open season, worldwide, on Chriatians of all denominations. What the “haters” don’t realize is who they are, ultimately, attacking. God will NOT be mocked. He will exact judgement in His own time. Count on it. Those who commit these atrocities have two choices; continue on the road to the destruction of their souls, or repent and ask for the Grace of God to forgive them, through the intervention of Jesus Christ.

    • beegeegirl

      what do you mean …. how long before this starts to take place ??? it already IS taking place …. the removal of the Ten Commandments, the removal of Nativity scenes at Christmas, but allowing atheists to put up whatever they want to …. the ”gay” pride parades where they go out mostly naked in front of little kids ….. the slaughter of innocent babies in the womb ….. ALL of those things, plus MANY MORE, are going on every day here in the USA ….. trying to remove crosses from cemataries and military installations ….. removing symbols of our history, not just as a nation, but as the WHITE RACE ….. !!!!! think about it ….. every day ! And allowing mosks to be built, but burning down churches …

      • Scopedope

        You are sooo right! It’s already begun but so many people just wandering blindly & fail to see what’s going on just like the Christians did in Nazi Germany up until the time it was too late for them to do anything about it. We need to stop being like the sheep led to the slaughter and become like our leader (Jesus) a LION, not a lamb.

    • don

      seven you been on drugs an now are off?==this is being run wide open by our mad dog president now for over 6 years–please stay off the drugs –we need help—all we can muster

  • EKMcM

    Until the Chinese leadership falls flat on their face all we can do is say some prayers for the Chinese people as a whole and especially for the Christians who live there. It is a good idea to say prayers for the Conversion of China.

    • don

      its a good thing to do the same right here at home

    • John G

      Let the Communist government in China pull down all the crosses. This will so infuriate the Chinese people that the overthrow of the Communist regime will be considerably hastened. On a cost benefit analysis, I think the cost is low.

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