Nov 14 2018

Ingo Breuer

Pastor of Guangzhou House Church Detained

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Pastors and Churches Continue to Face Harassment from Local Authorities

www.persecution.org  11/13/2018 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Pastor Huang Xiaoning from Guangzhou Bible Reformed Church (GBRC) was detained for five days by the police for ‘disrupting public services’ on November 10.

According to Father Francis Liu on Twitter, Pastor Huang decided to fast and pray inside the police station for the five-day duration. He is the fourth pastor in China who has been detained for ‘disobedience’ regarding the latest regulations on religious affairs published last February.

China Aid also reported that the next morning, a few police officers were stationed outside of the church to discourage members from attending worship. Church members also found the church’s door being sealed off a day prior without proper procedure or documentation.

GBRC has repeatedly refused to shut down the church or join a state-sanctioned church as previously requested by the authorities and, as a result, faces constant harassment and threats from the local authorities.

On the same day, officials from the United Front Department, Religious Affairs Bureau, and Public Security Bureau also raided Huozhou Church in Shanxi province. They dispersed the churchgoers and posted a disbandment notice on the church’s door after claiming that Chinese citizens’ “freedom of religious belief” is not “freedom of [conducting] religious activities.”

In a video shared by Chinese Christian Fellowship of Righteousness, government officials are seen inside the house church reading out the Christians’ alleged violations according to the latest religious affairs regulations.

Some suspect that the house church was targeted because its leadership recently signed a joint statement expressing dissatisfaction with the Chinese government.

In response to these cases, Pastor Wang Yi from Autumn Rain Covenant Church in Sichuan, who is also often persecuted, shared, “We need to repeatedly tell the ones in power that to disrupt Sunday worship and disband churches is the evilest crime in this world. If this crime does not cease, this regime is essentially cultivating God’s wrath and judgment, until the whole country is impacted and overturned overnight. And how do we inform them? It is to tell them that we are willing to go into police stations, detention centers, and prisons. We are willing to sacrifice our lives for this, because we truly hate to see the whole nation under great disaster. Lord, have mercy on this nation, and give us the courage to disobey [the government].”

Gina Goh, ICC’s Regional Manager, said, “Disturbance of church services and detention of Christians are becoming much more frequent as the Chinese government continues its campaign to crack down on Christianity. Every week, as we freely attend our Sunday worship, China is stopping more churches from gathering. Its notorious violations of human rights, however, will not go unnoticed. The world is paying attention and Beijing will never succeed in its scheme to control the Church.” 

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Nov 11 2018

Ingo Breuer

Hospital Treatment Denied to Vietnamese Pastor in Prison

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Nguyen Trung Ton’s Health Deteriorating, Prison Rejects Medicine Sent by Family

www.persecution.org – 11/09/2018 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Vietnamese pastor Nguyen Trung Ton has been denied medical care despite his deteriorating health. Prison authorities denied him both hospital treatment and medicine delivered by his family.

The activist was arrested on July 30, 2017 along with other members of his pro-democracy group, Brotherhood for Democracy. He was convicted of attempting to overthrow the communist government and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

In Gia Trung Prison, located in the Central Highlands, he continues to suffer from an injured leg from when security agents kidnapped and tortured him in February 2017. He can hardly move in his cell due to the wounds.

His wife, Nguyen Thi Lanh, embarked on a 15-hour bus ride from Thanh Hoa province to Daklak province to see him. She told ICC, “In October, me and others went to visit him, but the prison did not allow us to see him. They said due to health reasons he was unable to meet me.”

Every trip to the Central Highlands is a challenge because Ms. Lanh is her family’s sole breadwinner and the caretaker of her ill daughter, young son, and blind mother-in-law. The last time Ms. Lanh saw Pastor Ton was in August. Authorities allegedly warned her not to travel from her home without government approval.

According to UCA News, Brotherhood for Democracy shared that Pastor Ton told his wife on October 22 that he is suffering from a bacterial infection, kidney failure, and sleeplessness. “His health is rapidly deteriorating due to being kept in bad conditions,” the group stated.

When Pastor Ton’s family sent in medicine for him, it was returned soon after. It is evident that the Vietnamese government intends to prolong his suffering while cutting him off from direct contact with friends and family.

Gina Goh, ICC’s Regional Manager, said, “Based on humanitarian grounds, the prison should meet the medical needs of its prisoners. Yet, Gia Trung Prison not only rejected crucial medical care for Pastor Ton, it prohibited his loved ones from visiting him. ICC calls on the international community to put pressure on the Vietnamese government so that Pastor Ton can receive the necessary treatment to treat his sustained pain.”

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Nov 11 2018

Ingo Breuer

Pray for Tucker Carlson’s family: Sign the pledge!

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On Wednesday evening, a mob of left-wing Antifa activists marched on the home of conservative political commentator Tucker Carlson.

Shouting profanities and making threatening remarks, 20 or so radicals from the extremist group Smash Racism DC held signs outside his house and called him a “racist scumbag.” Eventually, the front door to the residence was broken.

Thinking it was a home invasion, Carlson’s wife, who was home alone, locked herself in the pantry and called 911.

Blocking off both ends of his street, the group demanded he leave town and chanted “Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night!”

Send pledge now to support conservative commentator Tucker Carlson:

https://lifepetitions.com/petition/pray-for-tucker-carlson-s-family-sign-the-pledge

America must stand strong against communist subversion. Communists like Antifa should not be allowed to fester in American culture.

Let me add this about leftist subversion in the US:

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Nov 11 2018

Ingo Breuer

SIGN THE PETITION: Tell the UN abortion is not a human right

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The Human Rights Committee, a treaty body at the United Nations Office in Geneva, has adopted a document that would seek to require states to legalize abortion under certain conditions.

This document, known as General Comment No. 36, declares that “must” provide access to abortion in cases of rape, incest, health of the mother, and when the pregnancy “is not viable.”

The UN must quit furthering the culture of death. Sign petition now:

https://lifepetitions.com/petition/sign-the-petition-tell-the-un-abortion-is-not-a-human-right

 

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