This sickens me:
On November 28, Chinese authorities raided the Holy Spirit Bookstore in north Beijing, confiscating more than 1,000 books and other religious material. Shi Weihan’s arrest has garnered international media attention, as China gears up for next summer’s Olympic games. But Shi’s wife claims her husband did not violate any laws, and only sold books that had been approved by the communist regime.
Todd Nettleton, a spokesman with Voice of the Martyrs, believes the arrest and raid could be part of a strategy to quiet alleged dissenters before the Olympic games, when the world’s attention will be drawn to China. “I think there’s going to be a significant effort heading towards the Olympic games by the Chinese government, to really make sure that there’s no embarrassing occurrences during the games — and it’s hard to say if this is a part of that,” Nettleton comments.
The VOM spokesman says he expects the Chinese regime to “do their best to take Christians sort of out of circulation” around the time of the Olympics to ensure that “nothing embarrassing happens” while Beijing and the rest of the People’s Republic of China are under the scrutiny of a worldwide audience.
China is a nation without God, a nation wherein those who worship their Creator without bowing to the Stalinist idols face persecution up to, and including, martyrdom.
It angers me that this degenerate nation of unrepentant Communist atheists and their Pagan Buddhist Taoist cohorts is permitted by the international community to crush the True Faith of Jesus whenever it springs up amidst the rocky soil of atheism like a sapling on a cliff-face. It angers me that liberals are up in arms over their right to Pastafarianism and other idiocies, but shrug their shoulders when Christians are being imprisoned, tortured, and murdered. It angers me that limousine liberals tout improving relations with China as they plan their Olympic getaways there, when they know- they MUST know- that the red carpets they’ll be setting foot on are red from the blood the martyrs were forced to shed that the Chinese government might escape embarrassment from internal dissent. Frankly, I’m angriest of all that China can persecute martyrs to ESCAPE embarrassment instead of garner it. What does that say about your hypocrisy and your double standard, international community? Free Tibet, but let every Christian in the most populous country on Earth bite the dust, as long as it doesn’t interfere with your enjoyment of the tobogganing and the Greco-Roman homoeroticism events.
SOMETHING must be done. I don’t know what yet; my impulse is to hit China hard, with everything we have, until they embrace tolerance and Christian virtue, and let my people go. Others may disagree, but I say the time for empty gestures and ineffective inaction is long past. If the liberals won’t do anything about human rights in China, it’s up to conservatives to enforce God’s will.