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Anti-Refugees “Demonstrations” in South Korea: The Real Story

On September 2–4, 2018, Austrian journalist Peter Zoehrer was an eyewitness to false “spontaneous demonstrations” staged by the CCP and Korean anti-cultists against asylum seekers of The Church of Almighty God in Seoul. He tells the whole story to Bitter Winter.

Bitter Winter reported extensively about the false “spontaneous demonstrations” organized in South Korea between August 30 and September 4 by the Chinese Communist Party and Korean anti-cultists against the asylum seekers of The Church of Almighty God, a Chinese Christian new religious movement heavily persecuted in China.

We also reported that an Austrian journalist, Peter Zoehrer, was an eyewitness to the events. Zoehrer is also the secretary of FOREF (Forum for Religious Freedom Europe) and has uploaded on FOREF’s YouTube channel videos of the events. We have interviewed Zoehrer in Warsaw, where he was attending the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe).

You interviewed several members of The Church of Almighty God (CAG) about persecution and torture, what was your experience? Continue reading


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Story of O: Korea #1 Bigot Harasses Refugees (and Many Others)—Again

On July 22, new false demonstrations against refugees from The Church of Almighty God start in Korea. The bigot promoting them is spreading hate against all minorities.

Massimo Introvigne

Ms. O Is Coming—But Who Is Ms. O?
Ms. O Myung-Ok, a notorious Korean pro-CCP and “anti-heresy” activist, has announced that on July 22, she will start demonstrating against the Chinese asylum seekers of The Church of Almighty God in Seoul. She will bring some thirty relatives of the refugees, coerced or manipulated by Chinese State Security agents and induced to come to Korea asking for their family members to “come home.” Obviously, should they go back to China the refugees would not go “home,” they would go to jail. In a document distributed in Washington DC during this week’s Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, 13 NGOs have vigorously protested Ms. O’s false demonstrations.

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“Red Re-Education at Home” (7) – The Real Motives Behind the CCP’s Slander and Condemnation of The Church of Almighty God

Everyone who believes in the Lord knows that without the appearance and work of the Lord Jesus, there wouldn’t be any believers or followers of the Lord. Even more, Christianity never would have come into being—no matter how gifted the apostles were, they could not have created the church. Likewise, The Church of Almighty God came into being entirely because of the appearance and work of Almighty God, Christ of the last days. It is because Almighty God expressed many truths and people turned back toward God after hearing His voice that the church was formed. But the Chinese Communist government slanders The Church of Almighty God, saying it is just a human organization. What kind of sinister motive do they have?

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South Korean False Demonstrations Against The Church of Almighty God Refugees End in Disgrace

human rights, Religious Freedom, worship, asylum seekers, Asylum Seekers,Police intervention stops further false demonstrations by CCP executives and anti-cultists harassing harmless refugees in Korea.

Bitter Winter has reported in the last few days about false “spontaneous demonstrations” organized in South Korea against The Church of Almighty God (CAG) by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) executives who came from China for this purpose, with relatives of CAG asylum seekers they had “persuaded” to join them and local anti-cultists led by pro-Chinese activist Ms. O Myung-ok. For a fortunate coincidence, the Austrian journalist Peter Zoehrer, secretary of FOREF (Forum for Religious Freedom Europe), was in Seoul for collecting material about CAG members who suffered torture in China, and was able to document and photograph the events for Bitter Winter.

On September 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM, thanks to the mediation of the police, Ms. O and her colleagues had to allow the CAG members to meet their relatives. As they reported to Peter Zoehrer after the meeting, the CAG members explained to their relatives that it was their own free decision to flee to South Korea, where they can practice their religion openly, because of the Chinese Communist regime’s inhumane persecution of the CAG in China, and that they are totally free to come and go as they please. When in turn CAG members asked their relatives questions, for instance, who told them they were held against their will by the CAG, why the relatives came to Korea now, and who brought them there and paid their tickets, and so on, they just dodged the questions. Continue reading


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Persecution of Chinese Refugees of The Church of Almighty God in South Korea Should Not Start Again

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“What Have They Done Wrong? If They Return to China, They Will Face Arrest, Detention, and Even Torture

A group of Christians was forced to flee to South Korea because of believing in God, facing the danger of being arrested and imprisoned in China. They feel extremely happy believing in God in a democratic and free country of South Korea. However, the CCP still doesn’t let them go, using various despicable means to create public opinion. By holding fake demonstrations with the “family search group” in South Korea, they aim to let these Christians no longer stay in South Korea and the South Korea government will deport them back to China. This is the great conspiracy of the CCP. We all know that once Christians return to China, what they will face is torture.

Concerned: The persecution Chinese refugees of the Church of Almighty God in South Korea suffer should not be repeated.”

That The Church of Almighty God (CAG) is heavily persecuted in China, with thousands of arrests and many documented cases of torture and extra-judicial killings, is now an established fact, recognized inter alia by official United Nations and U.S. State Department documents. Hundreds of CAG members have escaped to South Korea, where they are seeking refugee status. Continue reading


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New Bitter Winter Movie on The Church of Almighty God Refugees Unveiled in Toronto

A session of the Parliament of the World’s Religions focused on religion-based Chinese refugees and introduced The Hoax, a movie about China’s attempt to harass the asylum seekers of The Church of Almighty God in South Korea.

Marco Respinti

The Parliament of the World’s Religions is the largest global inter-religious gathering. Thousands congregate every three years in a different city of the world, renewing a tradition inaugurated in Chicago in 1893.

The 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions opened in Toronto on November 1. Among the events of November 2, A Question of Justice: The Refugees of The Church of Almighty God discussed the dramatic situation of the members of The Church of Almighty God who escape the severe persecution they are subject to in China and seek asylum abroad.

Professor Massimo Introvigne, editor-in-chief of Bitter Winter, introduced the argument and explained that the arguments used by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to justify the persecution are actually fake news. He referred in particular to the homicide of a woman in a McDonald’s diner in Zhaoyuan, Shandong, in 2014. The CCP attributed to the crime to The Church of Almighty God, but scholarly studies proved it was in fact committed by a different religious movement. Introvigne included among the fake news also the often repeated claims that The Church of Almighty God is “against the family.” In fact, he explained, the Church’s theology supports the family and many members are converted by their close relatives.

Professor Holly Folk, from Western Washington University, offered her interpretation and reconstruction of the theology of The Church of Almighty God. She concluded that, although an anti-cult propaganda insists in labeling the Church as “non-Christian,” in fact the notion of Christianity today is plural, non-traditional Christianities abound, and the theology of The Church of Almighty God has clearly identifiable Christian roots and supports the conclusion that this Church is indeed Christian.

Rosita Šorytė, president of the International Observatory of Religious Liberty of Refugees, presented the situation of the asylum seekers of The Church of Almighty God in different countries. She attracted the attention on the dramatic situation in South Korea and Japan, where, respectively, 979 and 266 requests for asylum were filed by members of The Church of Almighty God and not even one was accepted. She noted that in Canada and New Zealand, by contrast, most applications are accepted, and there are encouraging favorable decisions in several other countries, although the situation of the refugees remains difficult. Ms Šorytė identified the cause of these difficulties in Chinese political pressures, restrictive interpretations of the international conventions of refugees, and misunderstandings or inaccurate information about The Church of Almighty God. She also noted that international conferences, scholarly studies, and the efforts of some NGOs have improved the situation of the refugees in several countries.

A key moment in the event was the unveiling of the movie The Hoax, the first movie produced by Bitter Winter. Directed by Massimo Introvigne, the movie introduces The Church of Almighty God and its persecution in China, and tells the story how the CCP, with the help of Christian anti-cultists, did not leave alone the refugees even after they arrived in Korea and organized false “spontaneous” street demonstrations against them. The truth about these incidents, carefully planned by the CCP several weeks in advance, is revealed in the movie.

An audience from all continents gathered to hear the presentations. A female member from The Church of Almighty God’s Canadian community, and Eric Roux, president of the European Interreligious Forum for Religious Freedom, also offered their testimonies.

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Gospel Movie Clip (3) – Christians’ Incredible Rebuttals to the CCP’s Rumors and Slander

In order to deceive Christians into betraying God and giving up their faith, the CCP has openly blasphemed both Christ of the last days and the Lord Jesus, saying that They are both average people and are not God incarnate. The CCP has maligned Christians as merely believing in a person, and not God. It has also spread the rumor that The Church of Almighty God was created by a person just because the man who is used by God is the one who runs all the administrative affairs of the church. What really is incarnation? How did The Church of Almighty God come to be, and who founded it? How are Christians using the truth and the facts to refute the public rumors and slanders the CCP spreads about Christ and The Church of Almighty God?

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EU Parliament: The Church of Almighty God Christians in worse position than Uyghur Muslims

On December 10, 2018, Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) and EU Reporters held a round-table discussion in the European Parliament. The discussion centered around the current situation of religious persecution in China, and focused on the persecution suffered by The Church of Almighty God. Among the participants were EU Parliament member Tomáš Zdechovský, political advisor Dr. Zsuzsa Anna Ferenczy, HRWF director Willy Fautre, and HRWF deputy director Lea Perekrests.

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