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Aug. 8, 2008, marks the commencement of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing -- a date circled in red on the Chinese government's calendar.
China considers the Olympics its "coming out party," a chance for the world to witness a new, powerful, modern China poised to lead in the new century.
Among those elements are foreign missionaries. Long feared by the communist central government to be a source of instability and opposition in a country with little slack for dissidents, missionaries are finding themselves ushered unceremoniously out of the country.
A State Department report issued Friday said China has "reportedly expelled over one hundred foreign missionaries in the spring of 2007." Some groups allege the mass expunge was "a government-initiated campaign to expel missionaries and tighten control on Christian house churches prior to the 2008 Olympics."...
"Christianity is an intolerance garbage religion that has killed more people than all other religions combined . Bravo to the Chinese! Can we get them to come here and repeat the process??" (from poster on article)
I find it amazing that ABC seems to care. Most of the MSM portray Christians as the above poster did. It's so progressive you know!
I also think it's a bit hypocritical of the US to point fingers. I mean after Waco, the judaical demand of the Illinois congress not to pray in Jesus' name, and the firing of the navy Chaplin because he prayed in Jesus' name. (just to name a few)
Just to remind those athletes who are Christian, "Matthew 28 18 And Jesus coming up spoke to them, saying, All power has been given me in heaven and upon earth. 19 Go [therefore] and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them to the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit; 20 teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have enjoined you. And behold, *I* am with you all the days, until the completion of the age."