Authorities in China’s Henan Province Turning Pulpits Into Entertainment Venues One by One

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(Bitter Winter) Churches are supposed to be the place where Christians worship God. In central China’s Henan Province, however, the government is forcibly occupying churches in large numbers and turning them into theaters, game rooms, and other types of entertainment venues—all to Christians’ torment.

To look at the government-approved Three-Self church in Caowu village, under the jurisdiction of Shangqiu city, it’s but a shadow of its former glory: Where there once was a pulpit, there’s a platform with the words “Cultural Stage” in big, eye-catching characters behind it.

Where people could once go to hear the words of the gospel, they now hear the sounds of the Yu Opera (yu ju, Yu stands for Henan) spreading Xi Jinping’s message: “Don’t forget the original intention; keep the mission in mind.”

It’s been two months since the Chinese government shut down the church in Caowu village and turned it into an entertainment center that propagates “socialist core values,” at least according to the posters that adorn the walls instead of the cross that was there before it.

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