Whether you're talking about Presbyterians, Lutherans, Baptists, Methodists or the priests and nuns of Maryknoll - it makes no difference, if they've been in China from the late Forties on - they've been targeted by the Government of China as enemies of the state. Attached on the right is an account of the assorted tyrannical acts dished out to the Christians in China as recalled by the Reverend William R. Jonson, a man who knew China quite well:
"Vilification, trumped-up charges ranging up immorality to espionage, carefully rehearsed public trials, exile, torture and death are among the instruments of the Communists in their ruthless drive to control the churches and sever their foreign ties... The threat is real. It is being fulfilled as the Peking Red regime drives mercilessly to purge the churches and make them docile followers of the Party line.""
An article about Soviet persecution of religious adherents can be read here...
Freeport Journal-Standard (Freeport, Il.)
January 22, 1946: page 2:
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