She reported that after the Bible-banning story broke this week, the Red Chinese government relented and each athlete could bring one bible into the Olympic Village in Peking. (Your blogger prefers the older English pronunciation of the Communist capital of China as retribution for the oppression and lack of freedom their government imposes on their citizens and those living there.)
Mrs. Leake told Katy's Conservative Corner that the oppressive Peking regime feared the word of God and Christ being spread through their county in a non-approved format.
However, AP reports tonight that “the U.S. Olympic Committee received confirmation from Olympic officials Wednesday that there will be no restrictions on Bibles being brought into the Olympic village in Beijing (sic) next year.” (Hat Tip: Pajamas Media.)
Despite the fact that this story was not picked up by the mainstream media, the Peking government's reversal proves the power of the independent media (and its readers).
Editor's Note: It's official: Katy's Conservative Corner is banned in China. Your blogger knows this as she has friends working there now and they cannot access the url. It is also banned in Vietnam and other totalitarian states. The lack of freedom is no joke. It's reality. This is why our troops fight for us today.
Your blogger hates communism with a passion. She grew up in the cold war years of the 60s and 70s and witnessed the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989. However, your blogger refuses to believe that communism is dead.
It is a huge threat in our own hemisphere and members of this blogger's family are currently trapped behind the "bamboo curtain" in Vietnam, because the United States abandoned the war effort, many years ago.
Much more to come on this family's situation in Southeast Asia.