They continue their commentary: "Now, we see a new report on how China's rulers plan to wipe out House Churches. In China, you have to 'register' your church. That is something Christians in America resisted in the 1770s, and something the Virginia Statute forever abolished. A House Church, therefore, is one not recognized by the atheist regime. And China's Communist rulers are not interested in American views of human rights."
More: "John Kerry is a successor to Thomas Jefferson. We challenge him to honor Jefferson's commitment to religious freedom, in China and around the world. And we remind him of Jefferson's understanding of the basis for human rights: "The care of human life and happiness — and not their destruction — is the first and only legitimate object of good government."