Sunday, August 10, 2008

President Bush attends services at a Christian church in China

President Bush and Laura Bush attended services at a protestant church in Beijing on Sunday. LA Times:

President Bush urged the Chinese government to expand religious freedoms and attended church here Sunday amid reports that a religious dissident was detained trying to attend the service.

In a full day, the president also met with three top Chinese leaders and attended two sports events at the Olympic Games.

"Laura and I just had the great joy and privilege of worshiping here in Beijing, China," Bush told reporters outside Beijing Kuanjie Protestant Christian Church, an "official church" under Communist Party control. "You know, it just goes to show that God is universal, and God is love, and no state, man or woman should fear the influence of loving religion."
Also attending church with Bush was Mark Bailey, President of Dallas Theological Seminary. Dallas Seminary is contributing web-based instruction for Chinese seminary students. White House photo by Chris Greenberg.
Here is video of Bush after attending church:

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