A Million Christians Participate in Life Chain, The NBA Disagrees with NFL on the Protest, Texas School Superintendent in Trouble for Praying

Monday, October 2nd, in the year of our Lord 2017

By Adam McManus

San Juan, Puerto Rico Mayor Criticizes President Trump for Delays in Bringing Help

The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Carmen Yulin Cruz, criticized President Donald Trump’s effort to get supplies and electricity to the U.S. island in the wake of the September 20th devastation of Hurricane Maria, reports Fox News.

“I cannot fathom the thought that the greatest nation in the world cannot figure out logistics for a small island of a 100 miles by 35 miles. So I am asking the president of the United States to make sure somebody is in charge that is up to the task of saving lives. If anybody out there is listening to us, we are dying. And you are killing us with the inefficiency and the bureaucracy.

“Who am I? I’m just a little mayor from the capital city of San Juan. This is a three star general telling the world right now he does not have the appropriate means and tools to take care of the situation.”

On Saturday, President Trump tweeted, “Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job.”

In response, Mayor Cruz said this.

“It’s not about politics. It’s not about petty comments. It’s about moving forward, putting boots on the ground, and saving lives. … I am done being polite. I am done being politically correct.”

HHS Secretary Tom Price Resigns Under Criticism for Traveling at Taxpayer Expense

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned last Friday in the face of multiple federal inquiries and growing criticism of his use of private and government planes for travel, at a cost to taxpayers of more than $1 million since May, reports Politico.

African-American Pastor Speaks Against NFL Players’ Protesting During National Anthem

Virginia Bishop E.W. Jackson, an African-American who’s known for his conservative political activism, has lambasted the NFL for allowing its players to “disrespect” the United States by protesting during the playing of the national anthem before games.

Jackson, a Marine veteran, former Republican nominee for lieutenant governor of Virginia, and head of a coalition of conservative black pastors called S.T.A.N.D., posted a video to his Facebook page last Monday.

“I want you to notice. Look very closely. I am black. I am an American of African descent. My great grandparents were slaves and then sharecroppers in Orange County, Virginia. But let there be no mistake. I love my country. I donned a Marine Corps uniform for my country in 1970. I raised my hand and took an oath to the Constitution of the United States that I would preserve, protect, and defend it against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

“I am proud to be an American. I love that flag. I love our national anthem, and I am black.

“So this is not a black thing. This is a leftist thing. This is a racial obsession thing. Trying to make this into a black/white thing, it’s not. I can tell you, there are plenty of black people across this country who love our country, love our flag, and are disgusted by this display of anti-Americanism, of hatred for our country and simply don’t support it not one bit.”

NBA Commissioner Expects Players to Stand for National Anthem

Unlike the National Football League, the National Basketball Association does not tolerate players taking a knee.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said he expected players to stand for the national anthem, reports the Associated Press.

Atheist Group Wants Texas School Superintendent Punished for Praying During Staff Convocation

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is upset again. This time the nation’s leading secularist group is asking for a Texas school board to punish a superintendent who dared to pray during a mandatory staff convocation held on August 14th at Prestonwood Baptist Church, reports The Christian Post.

Listen to the “offensive” prayer of McKinney Superintendent Rick McDaniel.

“Heavenly Father, Lord, we just thank You for this beautiful day. . . I thank You for the blessing that I have to lead this district. And I just ask for that same protection that You provide us every single day, and that I pray for daily, to surround the folks in this auditorium and the many 25,000 lives that we’re entrusted with daily, Lord. I just ask that You protect us, put a blanket of security around us that only You can provide. . . I just ask that You continue to guide me as I continue to guide this district. Ask all these things in Your holy and precious name, Amen.”

(You can watch a YouTube video of the convocation where McDaniel references his upcoming prayer at 3:36 and starts praying at 4:20).

Acts 5:29 says, “We must obey God rather than man.”

Lee Strobel Says He Shared the Gospel with Hugh Hefner

According to Christian apologist Lee Strobel, he once shared the Gospel with Hugh Hefner, the founder and publisher of Playboy Magazine who died last Wednesday in his Beverly Hills mansion at the age of 91, reports The Christian Post.

Strobel, an atheist turned believer, released “The Case For Christ” film earlier this year which stems from his bestselling book by the same name.

Strobel tweeted, “I remember sharing the Gospel with [Hefner]. He saw significance of the Resurrection, but had never checked the evidence.”

Star Trek: Discovery Features Openly Homosexual Character

When Star Trek: Discovery‘s third episode debuted yesterday, the 51-year-old franchise featured its first openly sodomite TV series character — Lt. Stamets, played by Anthony Rapp known from the Broadway musical Rent who professed his homosexuality in a 2014 article in Oasis Magazine.

Nearly a Million Christians Across America Gather to Stand for Life

Yesterday, I was one of nearly a million Christians who took a stand for an hour in hundreds of Life Chains across America. We peacefully and prayerfully held signs which read “Abortion Kills Children,” “Adoption: The Loving Option,” and “Jesus Heals and Forgives.” Our adopted son Honor, and our two biological children Mercy and Valor joined me. Unfortunately, my bride Amy, a Classical Conversations tutor, had a prior commitment.

If there wasn’t a Life Chain in your city, you can organize one on the alternate date of Sunday, October 29th from 2:00-3:00pm. Learn more at www.LifeChain.net.

Psalm 106:35-38 reminds us that the egregious sin of taking the life of our own offspring is a sin that also captured His people in the day of King David, “They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters … And shed innocent blood … And the land was polluted with the blood.”

Closing Line

And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Monday, October 2nd in the year of our Lord 2017. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

Print Stories

Passenger Jet Flying from France to the US Experiences Engine Failure

Passengers reacted with horror when the engine of the Air France jet from Paris to the USA failed, forcing the aircraft carrying 520 passengers into an emergency landing, reports The Mirror.

Satanic Temple Urges Followers to Target Christian Bakers

The Satanic Temple is urging its followers to target Christian bakers opposed to baking cake for homosexual faux weddings by demanding they make cakes for “for Satan,” reports The Christian Post.

Concerned that Christian business owners might start winning their cases at the U.S. Supreme Court, Lucien Greaves, co-founder and spokesperson for The Satanic Temple, argued in a patheos blog called “According to Matthew” that Satanists need to come to the aid of homosexuals.

45-Foot-Tall Nude Female Statue Planned to be Set Up in Washington, DC

If you walk along the National Mall this November, you’ll see the Smithsonian Museums, the Washington Monument, Capitol Hill, and, possibly, something else: a 45-foot tall nude sculpture of a woman, reports USA Today.

The Amazonian figure would tower over the National Mall next to the Washington Monument, directly facing the White House until March 7 to promote women’s equality.

Organizers are trying to raise funds to transport the sculpture from San Francisco to Washington. They’ve gotten conditional approval from the National Park Service to have the structure on the grounds of the National Mall.

Event organizers have raised more than $21,000 in four days to transport the sculpture across the country and assemble it, although they still have a long way to go to meet their 30-day fundraising goal of $90,000.

Oddly enough, Marco Cochrane said his nude sculpture is meant to combat a culture that increasingly dehumanizes women and sexualizes the female form.

Team of over a Dozen Prosecutors Assembled to Investigate Russian Interference

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has assembled a team of more than a dozen seasoned prosecutors to probe Russian interference in the 2016 election, including any potential collusion between Russian agents and members of Donald Trump’s campaign, reports ABC.

North Korean Missiles Moved from the Capital

Several North Korean missiles were recently moved from a rocket facility in the capital Pyongyang, reports South Korea’s Korean Broadcasting System amid speculation that the North was preparing to take more provocative actions.

National Center on Sexual Exploitation Denounces Hugh Hefner’s Career

Hugh Hefner’s legacy is that of “sexual exploitation” and “public health harm,” says an organization opposed to pornography and sexual slavery.

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation denounced Hefner’s public career, saying, ”Playboy popularized the commodification of the female body in soft-core pornographic magazines in the 1960s, and it laid the groundwork for the public health crisis of Internet pornography that America is experiencing today.”

“How can our society accept, let alone applaud, these messages about the value of women when we are simultaneously struggling with campus sexual assault, military sexual assault, and the culture of sexual harassment in Silicon Valley?”

The group added that it is “time to acknowledge the reality that Playboy is actually just another brand for old-fashioned misogyny.”

In a 1992 interview with The New York Times, Hefner explained that he considered his proudest accomplishment to be that he “changed attitudes toward sex.”

Hefner said it gave him great satisfaction “that nice people can live together now, that I decontaminated the notion of premarital sex.”

Senator Mitch McConnell Annoyed at Roy Moore’s Victory

Judge Roy Moore, the GOP standard bearer for U.S. Senate, is likely to win his special election in December. But the naysayers are already saying that he’s likely to be a thorn in the side of Republican leadership – especially Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, reports RollCall.com.

The Senate Leadership Fund, a super Political Action Committee aligned with McConnell, spent $5 million in the runoff to defeat Moore, which enraged the former judge.

Moore, who asserted that “Mitch McConnell needs to be replaced” during the campaign said, “Why he’s so passionate about me not coming to Washington, I don’t know. Perhaps he realizes I won’t be controlled.”

Sons of Confederate Veterans Unit Sets up Granite Memorial in South Carolina

While Confederate statues and monuments around the nation get removed, defaced, covered up or toppled, some new Confederate memorials are being erected by people who want to honor the soldiers who died for the South, reports Yahoo News.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans unit in South Carolina dedicated a granite memorial Saturday on private land where Civil War enthusiasts from North and South re-enact the Battle of Aiken each year. The marker says: “Dedicated to the immortal spirit of the Confederate Cause, and to those men and women who gave so much to save what they considered so dear.”

Oprah Winfrey Says She’s Not Running for President

Oprah Winfrey insists she’s “not running” for president, even though she retweeted a New York Post article that proclaimed her as “Democrats’ best hope” in 2020 to her 40 million followers along with the message, “Thanks for your VOTE of confidence!”

A Winfrey publicist told TheWrap.com, “She was just thanking the reporter, she is not running for office.”

A recent Public Policy Polling survey found that 47 percent of Americans say they’d vote for Oprah and 49 percent have a favorable opinion of Winfrey.

Pentecostal Woman Sues Restaurant for Rescinding Job Offer over Modesty Convictions

A Pentecostal preacher’s daughter named Kaetoya Watkins has filed a lawsuit against Mississippi restaurant chain Georgia Blue for rescinding a job offer after she asked to wear a blue skirt instead of jeans due to her religion, reports The Christian Post. As a part of their modesty guidelines, the United Pentecostal Church advises women not to wear pants.