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Christian Churches: Faith and Prioritize Allegiance

christian churches: We can't understand why this is happening, according to Vancouver Courier. Ma said the group shouted Protect faith in China! and Love the country, love the faith! The protest comes as faith groups that were largely tolerated in the past have seen their freedoms shrink as the government seeks to Sinicize religions by making the faithful prioritize allegiance to the officially atheist ruling Communist Party. Many people were crying. Islamic crescents and domes have been stripped from mosques, Christian churches have been shut down and Bibles seized, and Tibetan children have been moved from Buddhist temples to schools. The town's Communist Party secretary had even made a congratulatory speech at the site when the mosque's construction began, said Ma Zhiguo, a resident in his late 70s. The residents of Weizhou were alarmed by news that the government was planning to demolish the mosque despite initially appearing to approve its construction, which was completed just last year. ( As reported in the news.