Chinese Pastors Ordered to Post Signs on Churches Forbidding Entry to Minors
Christians in China continue to be harassed by the communist government in many different ways. The authorities are not only demolishing church buildings and interrupting worship services; they also want control of how services are led and who can attend them. China sees Christians as a threat to communist ideals and appears determined to eradicate Christianity.
2/9/2018 China (Breitbert) – As part of its most recent clampdown on Christian churches, Chinese authorities have instructed priests and pastors to post signs on churches barring entry to minors.
The instruction is part of a new set of communist party-controlled regulations on religious activities that went into effect on February 1 and is aimed at preventing children and young people from getting religious instruction or taking an active part in Christian worship.
According to a report Thursday from ucanews, the leading independent Catholic news source in Asia, authorities have begun enforcing the government ban on minors in church in several regions, while forcing a number of Protestant house churches in Henan province to close.