It’s Monday, December 16th, A.D. 2019. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Adam McManus (email@example.com)
Radical Hindus burn down church in India
On Sunday, November 24, radical Hindu nationalists interrupted a worship service being led by Pastor Bibhudan Pradhan in Perigaon village in India’s Odisha state. They even followed Christians home to confiscate their Bibles.
Then, on December 1, the Hindus burned down the believers’ small church, reports International Christian Concern.
2 Timothy 3:12 says, “Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.”
New York School illegally prohibits Christian student-run club
Daniela Barca, a 14-year-old student, wanted to create a Christian club at Roy Ketcham High School in Wappingers Falls, New York. She said, “I am a Christian. But sometimes it seems like I’m the only one. I want to start this club for other students like me so we can support each other in our beliefs. The school district celebrates diversity and the right to express who you are. All I want is to be allowed to express who I am. Everyone deserves as much.”
Not only did she want to affirm the Christian faith of other student believers, but Daniela wanted to help the needy through a food drive, a clothing drive, and Operation Christmas Child, reports the Christian Post.
Sadly, Principal David Seipp denied the application and Assistant Superintendent Daren Lolkema said the school district could not support Daniela’s vision to “gather and talk about spreading the hope of Jesus” because it was not “completely unbiased.”
However, the Equal Access Act of 1984 states that it’s unlawful for public schools that receive federal assistance and have allowed other student groups to “deny equal access or fair opportunity” to students who wish to conduct a meeting on the basis of religious, political, or philosophical speech.
First Liberty Institute sent a demand letter that Ketchum High School recognize Daniela Barca’s Christian club by January 2020.
Virginia high school allows Drag Queen Fundraiser flyer distribution
It’s bad enough that some public libraries host Drag Queen Story Hours where young, vulnerable children are exposed to cross-dressing men, some of whom have criminal records.
But now high school parents of Loudon, Virginia Public Schools were sent an email invite to bring their minor children to attend a Drag Queen Fundraiser by a local community college which the public school system approved. It’s being hosted by Northern Virginia Community College on February 21, 2020 in Sterling, Virginia. For a $5 donation, youth 12 and under are invited.
While the email was not sent out directly from Loudon, Virginia Public Schools, it was sent with their permission and blessing through PeachJar, a third-party distribution channel which emails the parents.
One parent, named Denise Lansdell who received this flyer, wrote an email to the Superintendent and the School Board. She wrote, “I am deeply disturbed by the Peachjar flyer sent out today. It’s sickening.
“I feel I am being forced to conform to the Liberal mindset that a Drag Show is something that should be announced to ALL families. I’m sorry but I believe this is not an appropriate announcement. You all should be ashamed. I’m tired of this passive abuse.”
Ironically enough, the Loudoun County, Virginia Public Schools adopted an electronic flyer distribution policy in October 2016 which says they must “focus on youth character development.”
Upcoming Special Report on Articles of Impeachment
Stay tuned for a Worldview Special Report on the Article of Impeachment vote which took place on Friday morning.
“Abortion is Magical” Christmas candles
And finally, an abortion rights group called Texas Equal Access Fund has the perfect gift for all those hard-to-buy-for radical feminists on your holiday gift list this year: a series of candles with a very Christmas-y message, “Abortion is Magical,” reports the Daily Wire.
The “Abortion is Magical” candles come in four super-hip colors — hot pink, purple, sparkly gold, and gender-neutral teal — and bear a striking resemblance to Catholic prayer candles.
Needless to say, there’s nothing magical about abortion. It’s murder.
Yet, Texas Equal Access says they stand by their adjective, saying, “Abortions are magical for most people who have them.”
The spiritually blind group makes no reference to the regret that most women experience who get abortions as well as the nightmares, and the tendency to gravitate toward self-medicating the pain through drugs, alcohol and promiscuity.
Proverbs 6:17 declares that God hates seven things including the “hands that shed innocent blood.”
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Monday, December 16th in the year of our Lord 2019. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I’m Adam McManus (adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
Special Report: Vote on Articles of Impeachment
By Adam McManus (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Time now for a Worldview Special Report. I’m Adam McManus
The Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump with a 23-17 party-line vote on Friday morning after unexpectedly adjourning late Thursday night which enraged Republicans. Democrats filed two articles of impeachment against Trump – on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Here’s the Democratic Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler.
NADLER: “The Judiciary Committee will come to order, a quorum being present. Having agreed yesterday to the amendment in the nature of a substitute on articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump, the pending business is reporting the resolution favorably to the House. A reporting quorum being present, the question is now on the motion to report the Resolution — H. Res. 755 — as amended favorably to the House. Because the resolution contains two distinct propositions, we will divide the question between the two articles. The question now is on Article One of the resolution, impeaching President Donald J. Trump for abusing his powers.”
REP. LOUIE GOHMERT: “Mr. Chairman, may I ask how I am recorded?”
NADLER: “How is the gentleman recorded?””
CLERK: “Mr. Gohmert. You are recorded as ‘no.’
GOHMERT: “I wanted to make sure.”
NADLER: “The clerk will report.”
CLERK: “Mr. Chairman, there are 23 ayes and 17 no’s.”
NADLER: “The article is agreed to. The question now is on Article 2 of the resolution: impeaching President Donald J. Trump for obstructing Congress. Has every member of the committee who wishes to vote, voted? The clerk will report.”
CLERK: “Mr. Chairman, there are 23 ayes and 17 no’s.”
NADLER: “The article is agreed to. The resolution, as amended, is ordered reported favorably to the House.”
This vote sends the articles to the House floor for a vote that Speaker Pelosi said will take place this week, possibly as early as Wednesday.
Trump: “You’re trivializing impeachment.”
President Trump responded to the Articles of Impeachment vote.
TRUMP: “You’re trivializing impeachment. Someday there’ll be a Democrat president and there’ll be a Republican House. And I suspect they’re going to remember it when you use impeachment for absolutely nothing other than to try and get political gain.
“Now, with that being said, my poll numbers as you know have gone through the roof. Fundraising for the Republican Party has gone through the roof. We’re setting records. Nobody’s ever seen anything like it because the people are absolutely disgusted.”
CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin thinks the impeachment inquiry has backfired on the Democrats.
TOOBIN: “Donald Trump in a way has already won. How much did we hear about Hunter Biden over and over again, about Hunter Biden? That’s what the Republicans are talking about constantly. And, you know, there are questions about Hunter Biden’s behavior. And so this incredible shift of emphasis. It’s going to be a real challenge for us as journalists to decide how much to follow along with this.”
House Republicans react to Articles of Impeachment vote
Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz of Florida, who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, condemned the Democrat majority vote in their support for impeachment.
GAETZ: “In the media, you should hold the Democrats to the standard that they set for themselves. Democrats said that the evidence would have to be overwhelming. And yet in hearing after hearing, the evidence they presented was either hearsay, speculation and conjecture, or the result of a policy disagreement about how to treat the Ukraine.
“Democrats promised that after public hearings there would be some newfound, animated public support for impeachment. The reality is they failed to meet their burden. And so now — with no bipartisanship, with no direct evidence and with no enhanced public support for impeachment — Democrats will continue to visit the opportunity costs for this division on our country. For Democrats, impeachment is their drug. It is their obsession.”
This has been another Worldview Special Report. I’m Adam McManus.