China Easter Crackdown
Church members detained
I have had several people ask me if communism is about the same as consecration....it isn't.
Ezra Taft Benson said it this way. "Communism in practice is socialism....Socialism cannot work except through an all-powerful state. The state has to be supreme in everything. When individuals begin to exert their God-given rights, the state has to suppress that freedom. So belief in God must be suppressed, and with that gone freedom of conscience and religion must also go. Those are the first of our liberties mentioned in the Bill of Rights. " ETB talk
Anyway, when I saw the freedoms denied these people as they tried to worship yesterday, and in general, and I felt bad. I hope everyone had a happy Easter. I'm glad we were able to worship yesterday "according to the dictates of our own conscious" and am grateful for the constitution and the freedoms that it protects. I thank my Savior for His suffering in fulfilling His unimaginable roll in our Fathers plan.