Further evidence communism isn't cool: China clamps down on online Bible sales

China is clamping down even harder on religion.

Remember when China seemed to be trying to show the world they could have a kind of hybrid system? That they could have a bustling economy that sort of resembled the West, alongside a friendly communist regime? See, isn’t communism swell? Well, those days are over.

Now that President Xi Jinping got China’s parliament to remove term limits from the country’s “constitution,” he will be able to rule for life. He is being called the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong. In China, that’s a compliment (a REQUIRED compliment).

So, it’s no big surprise that this week, the Chinese government shut down online sales of the Bible. China already strictly controlled the sale of Bibles by allowing them to be printed and distributed only through official state churches. But in recent years, Bibles began popping up for sale through Chinese online outlets, including Amazon. Not anymore. The Koran is still available to purchase online, but no Bibles.

It's another casualty of China’s continual effort to restrict internet and religious freedom.

It's another casualty of China’s continual effort to restrict internet and religious freedom. Sarah Cook, a senior East Asia analyst at Freedom House said, “religious topics and groups are among the most censored in China. . . . We found the Chinese authorities increasingly using more high-tech methods to control religion and punish believers --- including surveillance and arrest of believers for sharing information online.”

A secretive department of the Chinese Communist Party called the United Front Work Department is in charge of the government’s overseas influence efforts. But recently, it has also taken over “ethnic and religious affairs,” which means the Communist Party is moving to further tighten its stranglehold on religion. Analysts say the specific crackdown on Christianity is driven by President Xi Jinping.

China’s “State Administration for Religious Affairs” has developed a “five-year plan” that includes work on a new, more Chinese version of the Bible. So, this ban of online Bible sales is just to clear the shelves for the new improved Commie version of scripture coming soon to Chinese pews.

“Five-year plans” --- remember who else was a big fan of those? Stalin.

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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