Stories of anti-Christian sentiment in China are nothing new, though a disturbing new report certainly creates a new round of concern and speculation about what might be happening in at least some regions of the country.  Local officials in the southeastern portion of China have reportedly told residents to remove signs pertaining to Jesus and to, instead, post images of President Xi Jinping, the nation’s leader.  And, according to the Post, one social media account claimed that 624 Christian-themed posters

were taken down and replaced with 453 images of Xi. The general message and sentiment being sent, according to the Washington Post, is that “Jesus won’t save you.”The South China Morning Post — which reported that it confirmed that this campaign has been underway — actually quotes one official who openly said that people should drop Jesus and, instead, pledge support to the Communist Party.  READ MORE