Chinese police raided the offices of two underground Christian newspapers on Monday and seized four prominent staff members who are still missing, the Texas-based Christian rights group ChinaAid reports.
The publications, A Kernel of Wheat and A Foreign Land, were started by members of China’s 40-million strong “house church” movement, an underground network of Christians who meet in private homes because the government disallows them from registering larger spaces to worship and repeatedly cracks down on open-air gatherings, according to Radio Free Asia.
I’m burning the midnight oil for work, but given the subject of yesterday’s entry, I thought I would post something that shows actual, real persecution of Christians by the government. Sometimes we get so used to people like Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum yammering on about how Obama’s trying to destroy Christianity that we forget what that kind of thing actually looks like.
My money’s on the “four prominent staff members” not being found for a long time, though I obviously hope I’m wrong.