It’s Monday, March 6th, A.D. 2023. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com)
Chinese communists tortured pastors in secret detention
The Xi’an Church of Abundance released a statement on February 22 with details of the torture and mistreatment that three detained leaders of the church were subjected to in custody, reports Christian Solidarity Worldwide.
Senior Pastor Lian Changnian, 69, his son, Pastor Lian Xuliang, 41, and preacher Fu Juan, 38, had been held under ‘Residential Surveillance in a Designated Location.’ This is a type of incommunicado detention that has been recognized by the United Nations as a form of forced disappearance by Xi’an police since August 2022.
In a statement seen by Christian Solidarity Worldwide, the church revealed that its three leaders were tortured. Interrogators used a range of coercive means to obtain false statements.
Xi’an police officers threatened Senior Pastor Lian that they would subject his son to beatings or food deprivation. They blew smoke in his eyes during interrogation sessions, which “made him keep weeping but he was unable to cry.” On one occasion, he was not allowed to use the bathroom for 27 hours.
The younger pastor, Lian Xuliang, was physically attacked eight times, including one incident which took place in the presence of his father. During the first month of his detention, he was often only given one steamed bun and a half cup of water for a meal. As a result, “his health has suffered greatly.”
Christian Solidarity Worldwide Founder Mervyn Thomas said, “We are appalled by the inhumane treatment these three pastors from Church of Abundance have endured while in police custody. We repeat our call on China to abolish the practice of RSDL detention, which leads to widespread torture and violates its obligations under the Convention against Torture. The Chinese government must end its outrageous crackdown on unregistered religious groups and release those arbitrarily detained or jailed for their religious activities.”
Presidential candidate Nikki Haley’s speech at CPAC
HALEY: “The liberal media’s heads are exploding about my run for president. And we all know why.
“The media can’t stand the fact that I’m a conservative. Think about it. I’m a woman. I’m a minority, and I’m the daughter of immigrants. I am proof that liberals are wrong about everything they say about America.” (applause)
The former South Carolina governor, an Asian-American who was ambassador to the United Nations, laid out her vision in National Harbor, Maryland.
HALEY: “We’ve lost the popular vote in the last seven out of eight presidential elections. Our cause is right, but we have failed to win the confidence of a majority of Americans. That ends now!
“If you’re tired of losing, put your trust in a new generation. And if you want to win, not just as a party, but as a country, then stand with me.”
Ironically, on April 12, 2021, Haley insisted that she would not run for the White House in 2024 if former President Donald Trump was a candidate.
HALEY: “I would not run if President Trump ran. I would talk to him about it. I had a great working relationship with him. I appreciated the way he let me do my job. I thought we did some fantastically great foreign policy things together. I just want to keep building on what we accomplished and not watch it get torn down.”
Abby Johnson: Abortion Kill Pill leads to fully-formed babies in toilets
Tragically, the pro-abortion Biden administration has allowed national pharmacy chains, like CVS and Walgreens, to carry the abortion Kill Pill.
Listen to Johnson’s bold description from the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
JOHNSON: “We’re talking about women going into pharmacies, requesting these very dangerous chemical abortion drugs, going home without any sort of medical supervision, taking these pills, not really understanding what’s going to happen inside of their wombs.
“They’re passing these babies into the toilet, fully-formed babies at 12, 14, 16 weeks along in their pregnancy, possibly hemorrhaging in their bathroom, unable to get to an emergency care facility, looking in the toilet, and seeing their fully-formed baby floating there in the toilet.
“And then these women have to make a decision. ‘What do I do with this fully formed baby? What do I do with this child? Do I scoop this child up out of the toilet? Do I take this child to be buried? Do I flush my child down the toilet?’
“I mean, what does this do, psychologically, to thousands of women who are now going to walk into pharmacies and make this decision out of pure ignorance? The Left will say that this is progress for women. But I would say that flushing babies down the toilet because of these chemical abortions, this is regression, and not something that we should be celebrating.” (applause)
Psalm 127:3 says, “Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.”
Kellyanne and George Conway to divorce
And finally, Kellyanne Conway, the longtime advisor to former President Donald Trump, and George Conway, the longtime tormentor of President Trump, have decided to divorce after 22 years of marriage, reports The Guardian.
During the 2016 elections, Kellyanne served first as a campaign advisor to candidate Trump and then as his campaign manager, while her husband co-founded the Lincoln Project with the express purpose of keeping Trump out of the White House.
The pair wed in 2001 and share four children, but their political differences during the Trump administration took a toll on their relationship.
In her 2022 memoir entitled Here’s the Deal, Kellyanne said that she considered George’s steady barrage of criticism of the then-president a betrayal of their marriage.
In Malachi 2:16, the LORD God of Israel declared, “I hate divorce.”
And that’s The Worldview on this Monday, March 6th, in the year of our Lord 2023. 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.