It’s Wednesday, January 8th, A.D. 2020. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Adam McManus (email@example.com)
Hindu radicals destroy church in India
At midnight on January 1, Grace Gospel Church was demolished by suspected radical Hindu nationalists in a village called Kongalnagaram, located in India’s Tamil Nadu state, reports International Christian Concern.
According to local Christians, the church was completely destroyed after the radicals vandalized three cars parked in front of the church building.
Finland authorizes 4-day work week, 6-hour days
Finland is introducing a four-day work week and six-hour days under a massive reform by the world’s youngest prime minister, Sanna Marin, reports The Sun.
The 34-year-old’s reform will let workers spend more time with family and enjoy their lives, culture and hobbies.
In November, Microsoft Japan introduced a three-day weekend for employees and productivity went up by almost 40 percent.
Bolton prepared to testify in Senate impeachment trial
Former National Security Advisor John Bolton complicated Senate Republicans’ impeachment strategy on Monday, declaring his willingness to testify and upping the pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his party to summon Bolton as a witness in President Donald Trump’s trial, reports the Houston Chronicle.
Bolton’s surprise announcement changed the political calculus for McConnell’s no-witness strategy and appeared to increase the likelihood of additional testimony that could embarrass the president.
Bolton said, “Since my testimony is once again at issue, I have concluded that, if the Senate issues a subpoena for my testimony, I am prepared to testify.”
The announcement was a major boost for congressional Democrats.
Judge Judy endorses Mike Bloomberg for president
Mike Bloomberg just released a new campaign ad featuring the most trusted jurist in America. It’s not the Chief Justice, but — for a billionaire candidate who needs to connect with working class voters — someone much better: Judith Sheindlin, known in most homes as TV’s “Judge Judy”, reports TheHill.com.
SHEINDLIN: “I’m Judge Judy Scheindlin. I like to say you can judge someone’s character by what they’ve done. Mike Bloomberg has done amazing things and will be a truly great president. His steady leadership would unite our country and bring us through these very challenging times.”
BLOOMBERG: “I’m Mike Bloomberg, and I approve this message.”
Bloomberg has done the not-so-amazing thing of expressing interest in codifying the egregious 1973 Roe v. Wade decision which has led to the death of 60 million American babies in the womb.
According to Proverbs 6:17, God hates “the shedding of innocent blood.”
Watched by 10 million people a day over the course of 25 years, Judge Judy could give Bloomberg instant credibility. Judge Judy’s audience is largely female, mostly working class, and racially diverse.
The former New York mayor is not widely known. He can be easily categorized as an out-of-touch-billionaire with a less-than-warm campaign style. But millions of people honestly feel they know Judy Sheindlin.
Actress clutches Golden Globe award, thanks to abortion
And finally, actress Michelle Williams, age 39, won the Golden Globe for best actress on Sunday in a limited series or TV movie for her role in the drama series Fosse/Verdon.
The new BBC/FX series dramatizes the toxic marriage and creative partnership that spanned five decades between the still famous choreographer and film-maker Bob Fosse, portrayed by Sam Rockwell, and Broadway star and fellow choreographer Gwen Verdon, portrayed by Michelle Williams, reports the Guardian.
But it was Williams’ claim that she was able to win the Golden Globe award thanks to her decision to kill her unborn baby that struck people as both sad and bizarre.
WILLIAMS: “Thank you so much, first of all, to my Fosse/Verdon family, and to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. When you put this in someone’s hands, you’re acknowledging the choices that they make as an actor, moment by moment, scene by scene, day by day. But you’re also acknowledging the choices they make as a person, the education they pursued, the training they sought, the hours they put in. I’m grateful for the acknowledgement of the choices I’ve made.
“And I’m also grateful to have lived at a moment in our society where choice exists because as women and as girls, things can happen to our bodies that are not our choice. And I wouldn’t have been able to do this without employing a woman’s right to choose, (applause) to choose when to have my children and with whom.”
Needless to say, the choice that Williams made to fornicate with a man led to her pregnancy which she claims, oddly enough, was not her choice. Apparently, because she did not find him to be a suitable life partner, she aborted their child – thus the reference to “when to have my children and with whom.”
Ironically enough, Williams walked the red carpet with her fiancé, Thomas Kail, with whom she is now expecting a child. So, the pregnant mother, extolled the alleged virtue of baby killing on national television. Hollywood’s upside down values strike again!
Isaiah 5:20 declares, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.”
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, January 8th in the year of our Lord 2020. 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.