“Replace Jesus Christ photo with his photo” -said Officials
The officials of the China country have suggested that their people in the country should put China’s President Xi Jinping photo instead of Jesus Christ who is worshiper of Christians. They also suggested if you want to get benefits from the government one should keep President Xi Jinping. Thousands of Christians in Yugan county in rural south east China have been told by local officials that Jesus Christ wouldn’t drag them out of poverty or cure their illnesses, but the Chinese Communist Party will.
There are thousands of Christian communities in Yugan County, China. People in this Yugan County are languishing in poverty. Officials says all this is to eradicate poverty in area for that they should take down those pictures of Christ and put up a nice photograph of President Xi Jinping.
According to the Washington Post report, the people of Yugan are willing to follow the officials suggestions. Already they step in to action and removed over 24 posters related to Christianity and replaced 453 Jinping photos in the place. By 2020, the ruling party is making efforts to eradicate poverty in China. In the context Officials are encouraging to put Jinping photos.
The move, while still on a small scale, depicts the personality cult surrounding Communist China’s first leader, Mao Zedong, whose picture was in every home.
Qi Yan, the chairman of the Huangjinbu people’s congress and the person-in-charge of the township’s poverty-relief drive, has said the campaign had been running across the county since March and it focussed on teaching Christian families how much the party had done to help eradicate poverty and how much concern President Xi had shown for their well-being.