Seoul, South Korea — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has warned against the spread of false religions in the country.
He made the comments at a religious festival honoring Korean Buddhist tradition in Seoul, a day after his government unveiled new guidelines that would forbid religious symbols from being worn in public spaces.
In a speech, Moon said he believes that “the spread of Christianity in the world is the result of false religion.”
Moon is the first South Korean leader to call for an end to Christianity and the practice of Buddhism.
The new guidelines include a ban on wearing Christian or Buddhist clothing, a ban in schools and public gatherings and a ban for public demonstrations or gatherings that violate laws against spreading false religions.