(CHRISTIANPOST) — Jeremy Lin's rise to fame has gotten the attention of many Chinese Christians, and inspire those who face religious persecution in their Communist homeland.
Jeremy Lin isn't Chinese, yet he has captured the heart of many people in China, including Christians who are often times persecuted. According to a Wall Street Journal Report, Beijing attempts to control religious practices in China, requiring churches to register, and overseeing religious education. They also sanction less than 25 Protestant seminaries and Bible schools with less than 10 full-time employees.
Even the Christianity of China's latest hero is hidden in Chinese media. Out of 1.4 million micro-blogging messages on mainland Chinese websites that mentioned Lin, only 1,500 mentioned his Christianity. State news media also heavily cover Lin's stellar basketball play, but omit mentioning his faith.
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