The following is excerpted from “Chinese Bible Exhibition,” China Aid News, Oct. 13, 2011: “China Aid Association issues the following solemn declaration with regard to the Bible exhibition ‘Thy Word is Truth,’ currently touring the United States, that was organized by the “Bible Ministry Exhibition of the Protestant Church in China,” which is part of China’s official Protestant Three-Self Patriotic Movement. ... [Though Bibles can be printed and distributed on the Chinese mainland within the official Chinese Protestant Three-Self Patriotic Movement network] any Christian organization or individual outside the Three-Self system that engages in not-for-profit printing, shipping and warehousing of Bibles is deemed to have engaged in illegal activities and is punished according to the law. ... In November 2005, Beijing house church pastor Cai Zhuohua was sentenced to a three-year prison term because he had transported and warehoused a large quantity of Bibles and other Christian materials. During his imprisonment he was subjected to forced labor: making soccer balls for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. In June 2009, Beijing house church leader Shi Weihan was given a 3-1/2 year sentence for printing and transporting a large quantity of Bibles and Christian materials. In August 2009, Uyghur Christian Alimujiang was sentenced to a 15-year prison term for his work as a house church leader, and he is still serving that sentence today. This is the real ‘truth’ of Red China. ... such a Bible exhibition is a political propaganda show, the intent of which is to mislead members of the public, politicians, and church leaders overseas who are unaware of the realities in China and to cover up the Chinese government’s persecution of house churches and any government-approved church that dares to adhere to the principles of the Christian faith and refuses to submit to the government’s political control and go against those principles.” The communist propaganda display was welcomed by the Billy Graham Library and Dallas Theological Seminary. Information sent to these organizations by China Aid were ignored.
(Friday Church News Notes, January 27, 2012, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)
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