王春艳口述 郭宝胜撰写 郭亚萨翻译
The Urge for the World to listen to the petition and cry from Wang Chunyan
Wang Chunyan, a Christian, was from Dalian, Liaoning, China. On June 4, 2008, her home which is more than 500 square meters’ was forcibly demolished. Her younger brother Wang Yaxin and younger sister Wang Chunmei were severely beaten. All their possessions were takenfrom them. Because of this, Wang Chunyan brought her elderly mother, brother, and sister to appeal in Beijing. During many years of petition in Beijing, Wang Chunyan’s elderly mother died unexpectedly on May 2, 2011. Her body is still in Beijing Tiantan Hospital Morgue waiting to be cremated and buried. During the petition, Wang Chunyan trusted Jesus as her personal savior and started to spread the gospel with great effort among the petitioners. She hopes more petitioners can receive comfort in the love of Jesus.
Because Wang Chunyan participated in the Holy Love Fellowship in a home church in Beijing, she was put under criminal detention for a month in the Beijing First Detention Center by the Beijing Public Security Bureau under the reason of “illegal gathering.” Because Wang Chunyan was under detention, her brother who has mental problem had no one to take care of. He got lost and died one day. His body was found beside the railway of the high-speed rail. In order to protect her faith and rights of living, Wang Chunyan brought her sister to appeal in many places. However, her sister Wang Chunmei was sentenced one year in prison. Because Wang Chunyan had no places to appeal after the persecution she has suffered, she escaped China and came to America in April, 2016. She has decided to tell the truth about the persecutions Christians suffer in China, to pray, and to protest in front of the White House for a long period of time. She will appeal not only for herself, but for all Christians who are persecuted in China. She will proclaim the truth about the forcibly demolished cross to the world and ask the American government to bring world justice.
As many have known, after Xi Jinping became the president of China; the religious freedom, freedom of speech, human rights, and rule of law in China have been severely trampled and damaged. Many people believe that Xi Jinping is starting a “second cultural revolution.” The government led by Xi Jinping demolished more than 1,800 crosses from the top of churches with the reason ofChristianity affects national cultural security and the slogan of Sinicize Christianity. Pastors and Christians who opposed cross demolition were caught into prison and severely sentenced. For example, Pastor Bao Guohua and his wife from Zhejiang were sentenced more than 10 years in prison. The persecutions in house churches in China have never stopped. In the beginning of 2016, a house church in Guiyang, Guizhou with more than 700 believers was banned and dismissed. Its pastor Li Guozhi was captured under the reason of leaking national security. The government is also severely persecuting Christians who are involved with social justice. For example, Christian lawyer Tang Jingling and house church elder Hu Shigen were persecuted.
The Chinese Communist Party’s violence on Christians not only severely detriments Chinese people’s human rights and freedom, but also threatens the peace and freedom of the world including America. The Chinese Communist Party is like the Nazi German. The dictator who suppresses human rights inside the country will aggressively expand its aggression outside of the country. Therefore, the international society should more seriously demand Xi Jinping to stop persecutions on Chinese human rights. American government should more seriously ask China to immediately improve human rights conditions; stop cross demolition; compensate churches which crosses were destroyed; immediately release captured pastors, human rights lawyers, and dissidents including Pastor Bao Guohua, Pastor Zhang Shaojie, church elder Hu Shigen, Lawyer Tang Jingling, and all detained Chinese human rights prisoners. Thank you!