Chinese police shut down Christmas celebration

Chinese police moved in and broke up a public Christmas celebration after local Buddhists complained.

Communism is great, isn’t it?

CBN NEWS – Chinese police in the village of Xintan broke up a public Christmas celebration before it even started.

In a video posted to YouTube, the Xintan Village Church said it had permission to hold an outdoor event on the village square.

A local official said the church was told to cancel its celebration after local Buddhists complained to authorities.

Church members said the police officers rushed the stage, wrecked a mixing console, turned over an electric piano and pushed and punched worshipers amid the Christmas decorations.

Five believers were injured in the scuffle.

“There were a few hundred of us. And the village heads were there too, and they were even more violent,” said Wang Jingfeng, one of the Christians present. “This is like a dog biting a rat.” …

The Xintan church is not registered and is considered illegal by the Chinese government. …

I’ve queued the video to start at 1:24 as that’s where the important part begins:


In other news, Congress is being told their official mailings cannot include “Merry Christmas” (via Weasel Zippers):

Members who submit official mailings for review by the congressional franking commission that reviews all congressional mail to determine if it can be “franked,” or paid for with tax dollars, are being told that no holiday greetings, including “Merry Christmas,” can be sent in official mail.

“I called the commission to ask for clarification and was told no ‘Merry Christmas.’ Also told cannot say ‘Happy New Year’ but can say ‘have a happy new year’ — referencing the time period of a new year, but not the holiday,” said a Hill staffer who requested anonymity.

I thought we ran the House??? We do, and we run the Franking Committee, and yet this crap still goes on.


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