Outraged Church Leaders Denounce Fushan Church Destruction
The Chinese House Church Alliance issues an open statement regarding the case of Fushan Church.
9/23/09 China (ChinaAid) Since the attack on the Fushan House Church on September 13, Christians across China have been outraged at the unprecedented nature and the brutality enacted against the church. On September 21, 2009, the Chinese House Church Alliance (CHCA), a network of house church pastors and congregations based in Beijing, issued a formal statement concerning the Fushan attack, declaiming the government’s actions, and calling attention to their right to religious freedom–as guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
The CHCA Statement further itemizes the abuses of the church by the local government, under the authority of the law, and the God-granted responsibility of service to the people. “The government has committed a crime against civil property, civil rights and religious freedom; it is ironic propaganda that the local government [claims to be] ‘for the people.’ ”
The CHCA further lamented the damage to the reputation of the Chinese nation; “this incident has strikingly marred China’s image in the international community; it [has] destroyed the judicial integrity and dignity of China and demonstrated the tragedy of refusing to rule the country by law.. We hope the local government will not humiliate the Chinese people by their wicked behaviors.”
View the Full “Open Statement on the Case of Fushan Church by Chinese House Church Alliance,” issued 9/21/2009.