Creepy Christians executed today
The death penalty was carried out on two members of the Church of Almighty God, an evangelical Christian cult which has since been banned by China.
Zhang Fan and Zhang Lidong were the ringleaders among a group of crazed Christians who had beaten a woman – fatally – in a McDonald’s last May.
The Church of Almighty God zealots kicked, stomped and hit Wu Shuoyan on the head with a mop stick after accusing her of being “evil” and refusing to be recruited into their evangelical faith. The victim died on the spot.
Execution of the convicted duo took place earlier today. See CNN report, ‘China executes cult members guilty of McDonald’s murder‘.
All sane people (and not only those in Zhaoyuan city, Shandong province) must beware unhinged Chinese militant Christians, including those evangelistas in Malaysia, who keep condemning other people as “evil” and “wicked”.
Updated: 2 Feb 2015
Twenty minutes before she was battered to death by total strangers, the victim of the brutal slaying in a McDonald’s in Zhaoyuan, Shandong posted in the China social media that she was being harassed by “some crazy people“.
The main accused – see bald man, photo below – yelled that she was an “EVIL spirit” as he hammered the thirty-something woman on her head with a steel mop handle. He then continued to kick and stomp on her.
Six members of the Church of Almighty God have been charged with her murder, police said in a statement.
Photo: China Daily
What kind of people are they – the Christian crazies?
They are like the “MAFIA”, according to one victim of their assault who had had a run-in with the violent Church of Almighty God.
“They send out evangelists throughout China,” an academic who studied the group for her doctoral degree revealed to the CNN. The academic was quoted in a CNN article yesterday (9 June 2014) as saying that Christian-affiliated movements “have been growing rapidly as China undergoes a religious revival”.
These “crazy people” are really “paranoid”, believing they are persecuted by the government. Meanwhile Chinese police have said that the Almighty God Church group, banned since 1995, is guilty of attacking the government and undermining social stability.
The police in Zhaoyuan also say members of this Christian cult – implicated in the McD’s murder – deceive the public, spread lies, collect large amounts of money through scams with elements of a pyramid scheme, kidnap potential recruits as well as endanger lives.
According to the CNN report, these Christian converts believe they are the only RIGHTEOUS ONES who would be saved by the Lord, and they carry out “very aggressive proselytizing, harassment, brainwashing“.
Narrative above is summarized from in-depth CNN article by Tim Hume headlined ‘Eastern Lightning: The banned religious group that has China worried’
Note: The Church of Almighty God is known by other names as well, including sometimes Eastern Lightning.
BELOW: The six suspects are a middle-aged man, his two grown daughters and his 12-year-old son, his girlfriend and a friend of his daughter
They beat a dog to death too, a day earlier
Due to the McD random, frenzied attack, Christian cults have again become a big issue and top priority for government officials, said an associate professor in religious studies at the People’s University in Beijing who was interviewed by the Los Angeles Times.
According to the LAT report on 7 June 2014, state-run media have linked the Almighty God Church to riots in Henan in 1998 and a mass stabbing of schoolchildren in 2012.