Chinese Authorities Continue Cross Demolitions

Cross China AidZHEJIANG, China (China Aid) — As a result of an ongoing “beautification” campaign across China’s coastal Zhejiang province, four more church crosses were demolished by authorities on Thursday and Friday of last week.

Dajing Christian Church and Bailuyu Christian Church both lost their crosses on Thursday evening, and two other crosses, those of Dongyu Church and Baiqiangdi Church, were demolished the next day. Church members of a fifth church, Nange Church, reported receiving a demolition notice for their cross as well.

According to the members of these churches, the many of the demolitions occurred very late at night or early in the morning, when it was least likely that the churches would have people present to resist. One anonymous member said that their church fended off a demolition attempt earlier in the evening at 9 p.m., only to have authorities return at midnight and complete the job.

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  • The Last Trump

    Man’s desperate and feeble attempts to remove God. Book banning’s and cross removals!
    From the balconies of Heaven, Jesus is looking down smiling and shaking His head.
    Silly atheists. Gonna need a bigger crane to stop the Lion of the tribe of Judah!
    (Good luck with that!:)
    Thy kingdom COME!

    • Paige Turner

      There are more non Christians in the world than Christians. Atheism is growing. Religiously unaffiliated is the biggest growth market.

      • Gena B

        And that road is getting wider all the time…

    • Balerion

      They refuse to tolerate the existence of any ideologies not their own. Not that different from certain Christians in this country.

  • Jeff Stevenson

    Christianity has a curious history in Asia – sometimes tolerated or even promoted, then suddenly a change in government attitude. But it lives on.

  • acontraryview

    That’s what happens when you don’t have separation of Church and State.

  • dominic

    “Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they’re sure trying to do so, it’s going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can’t and won’t compromise. I know, I’ve tried to deal with them.”

    Those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth. And let me remind you, they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyrannies. Absolute power does corrupt, and those who seek it must be suspect and must be opposed. Their mistaken course stems from false notions of equality, ladies and gentlemen. Equality, rightly understood, as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences. Wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.

  • SoundMind

    Sure would like to read this article, but the ad for Ark Encounter with the leopard face on it keep covering up the text, and it has no “close ad” option…