Bitter Winter is an organization dedicated to preserving religious liberties in China’s communist regime. The organization recently reported on a disturbing situation that happened to an elderly Catholic woman who was receiving government benefits after her husband died.
“A Catholic from Fuzhou city in the southeastern province of Jiangxi has been receiving monthly 250 RMB (about $ 35) from the government since 2018, the year her husband died,” Bitter Winter reported.
“At the end of 2019, local government officials threatened the woman, in her 60s, that the subsidy would be withdrawn unless she removes images of Jesus from her home. ‘Because the Communist Party feeds you,’ they told the woman, ‘you must only believe in it, not God.’ Two months later, the pension was canceled because she refused to remove the symbols,” the report said.
Fortunately, a Christian aid organization stepped in to help the woman after the communist bureaucrats cut the assistance.
Read the full article if you would like more examples of what is happening to elderly Christians in the Communist regime. READ: Major power orders Christians: Renounce God or we’ll cut off food and housing
Personally, I think there is more going on in the Communist regime than meets the eye. I suspect there is a lot of discontent with the communist overloads. China’s economy is tanking. Hundreds of thousands of people were impacted by COVID-19 and it was people in China who first pointed to the Level 4 virology lab in Wuhan as a possible source of the virus outbreak.