Monday, March 11th, in the year of our Lord 2019
By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldView.com)
Ethiopian flight crashes, killing 150 people
An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 plane, which took off on Sunday morning
at 8.38am local time and was flying to Nairobi, crashed just six minutes after
take-off, killing 150 people aboard, reports The Daily Mail.
Democratic Anti-Semitism Gets a Pass
Last week, Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota made anti-semitic remarks in describing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a pro-Israel lobbying organization.
She said: “I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK to for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country. I want to ask, why it is OK for me to talk about the influence of the NRA or fossil fuel industries or big pharma, and not talk about a powerful lobbying group that is influencing policy?”
While there was initially hope that there would be a House resolution condemning Rep. Omar by name for her anti-semitism, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat majority re-wrote the resolution several times which does not name Rep. Omar and condemns all forms of hatred, not just anti-semitism.
PELOSI: “It’s up to her to explain, but I do not believe that she understood the full weight of the words. I feel confident that her words were not based on any anti-Semitic attitude, but that she didn’t have a full appreciation of how they landed on other people where these words have a history and a cultural impact that might have been unknown to her.”
The watered down resolution passed by a vote of 407-23.
Republican Congressman Andy Biggs of Arizona was upset.
BIGGS: “Democratic leaders have attempted to rationalize and protect this individual, saying ‘she did not understand the full weight of her words.’ One wonders what more needs to be done to try to eradicate anti-Semitism from this body.
“Some have said that to condemn these statements and remove her from her committee assignments would stifle legitimate criticism of Israel. But the problem with that argument is this: The comments made were not directed at Israel, were not directed to policy, were not directed towards the American-Israel relationship. They were instead directed to Americans, with the allegation that they have a dual loyalty which is an ancient anti-semitic cliché that has been used to target the Jewish community throughout history.”
Former AG Eric Holder: Time to Expand Supremes from 9 to 11
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who worked in the Obama administration, said at Yale Law School last Thursday that the next Democratic president should look into expanding the U.S. Supreme Court from 9 seats to 11 in a bid to counter Republicans’ “power-grabbing antics”, reports Fox News.
Widow Threatened with Eviction if She Doesn’t Stop Bible Study
Officials with the California Department of Veterans Affairs are threatening to evict an 84-year-old widow named Artis Breau from the California Veterans Home unless she halts longtime Bible studies she has been leading for fellow residents, reports the Pacific Justice Institute.
Artis, a Messianic Jewish believer, began encountering opposition from officials last September when it was claimed that a discussion between herself and another resident about heaven and hell had allegedly caused him to lose sleep and therefore was elder abuse, emotional abuse, and otherwise illegal.
On Friday, March 1st, CalVet claimed that Artis’ Bible studies were in violation of prior directives and would subject her to “involuntary discharge” from the Home if they continued. The Home claims it needs to protect residents from this elderly widow, even though attendance at her Bible studies is entirely voluntary.
Pacific Justice Institute Attorney Matthew McReynolds, who has been representing Artis, said, “CalVet’s treatment of this widow is shameful. Throughout this process, we have been deeply disturbed not only by the lack of constitutional guidelines, ineptitude, and lack of due process in the investigation, but even more by the notion that discussing religious views on the eternal state of the soul is somehow elder abuse or emotional abuse. Our client’s husband fought for his country to preserve the freedoms now being threatened by CalVet. Our veterans deserve better.”
Artis Breau has taken Romans 12:2 to heart. “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Texas Looks to Protect Survivors of Botched Abortions
Since the U.S. Senate and the House are having great difficulty passing the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, two Texas lawmakers have introduced bills in the state legislature that could impose a $100,000 civil fine on abortionists if they don’t care for a baby that is born alive during a botched abortion, reports WFAA.
Republican State Senator Lois Kolkhorst, who joined State Rep Jeff Leach, said, “Any baby born alive in Texas is going to be respected as a human being and protected from harm under the law. Where D.C. is divided, we’re going to be very united.”
Teacher Forces Fourth-Grader to Wipe Off Ashen Cross from Forehead
A Utah school district is investigating after a fourth-grade boy said his teacher forced him to wash the cross marking Ash Wednesday off of his forehead.
William McLeod, a fourth-grader at Valley View Elementary School in Bountiful, Utah told a local Fox affiliate that his teacher ordered him to remove the cross from his forehead as soon as she saw it on Ash Wednesday morning, reports The Washington Times.
The boy added, “I felt, like, really bad.”
William said he received a handwritten apology and candy from his teacher. The school district said the teacher could face disciplinary action.
Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent, a time to remember when Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.” (Matthew 4:1-2)
Mile-wide Colorado avalanche drops 3,000 vertical feet
And finally, Colorado remains in the middle of an historic avalanche cycle due to a series of winter storms that dropped 4 to 8 feet of snow in less than 10 days in the mountains, reports CBS Denver. An avalanche near Aspen on Saturday was at least a mile wide and dropped over 3,000 vertical feet, according to a report from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Monday, March 11th in the year of our Lord 2019. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.