It’s Friday, December 3rd, A.D. 2021. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com)
Burmese Army attacked and looted churches
The Chindwin reports that on November 28, the army fired their weapons targeting St. Michael’s Church and its convent, forcing the priests and nuns to flee the town and hide in a safer area.
The following day, Burmese soldiers looted the convent building and stole many valuables, including $4,800 of cash, medical supplies, bags of rice, and a computer.
Plus, the army looted Emmanuel Baptist Church in the same town.
Chin state is a stronghold of the resistance groups currently battling the junta. Over 90% of the population is Christian.
Pray Psalm 82:3-4 for the persecuted Christians in Myanmar. “Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
Biden’s Solicitor General to Judge Thomas: Pregnant mother is carrying a “baby”
On Wednesday, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas peppered U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar (PREE-log-er) with questions related to the case that could lead to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, reports RealClearPolitics.com. Representing the Biden administration, Prelogar opposed the Mississippi ban on abortions after 15 weeks.
JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS: “Would you state what the right is? Is it specifically abortion? Is it liberty? Is it autonomy? Is it privacy?”
SOLICITOR GENERAL ELIZABETH PRELOGAR: “The right is grounded in the liberty component of the 14th Amendment, Justice Thomas. But I think it promotes interests in autonomy, bodily integrity, liberty, and equality. I do think it is specifically the right to abortion here, the right of a woman to be able to control, without the state forcing her to continue a pregnancy, whether to carry that baby to term.”
THOMAS: “So, the right, specifically, is abortion?”
PRELOGAR: “It’s the right of a woman, prior to viability, to control whether to continue with a pregnancy, yes.”
THOMAS: “Thank you.”
Did you catch that? In this dialogue with Justice Thomas, Solicitor General Prelogar actually talked about the woman carrying the “baby to term.” That’s quite an admission indeed from the radically pro-abortion Biden administration which seeks to dehumanize the baby in the womb at every turn.
Interestingly, Prelogar previously clerked for Judge Merrick Garland, our current leftist Attorney General.
Alec Baldwin to ABC: “I didn’t pull the trigger.”
In an hour-long ABC News special last night, George Stephapolous was the first person to formerly interview Alec Baldwin, after the actor allegedly fired a gun on the set of the movie “Rust” on October 21st which killed cinematographer Halyna (HUH-lee-na) Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza.
STEPHANAPOLOUS: “You’ve described it as a one in a trillion shot. And the gun was in your hand. How do you come to terms with that? It wasn’t in the script for the trigger to be pulled.”
BALDWIN: “Well, the trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger.”
STEPHANAPOLOUS: “So, you never pulled the trigger?”
BALDWIN: “No, no, no, no. I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger at them. Never.”
STEPHANAPOLOUS: “What did you think happened?”
BALDWIN: “Someone put a live bullet in a gun, a bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property.”
STEPHANAPOLOUS: “You said you’re not a victim. But is this the worst thing that’s ever happened to you?”
You can catch the interview on Hulu as well as on ABC’s upcoming 20/20 broadcast a week from today, Friday, December 10th.
Grocer’s kindness touches young man with Down syndrome
And finally, an uplifting story about T.J. Lawlor, a grocer with Whole Foods in Redwood City, California. Six years ago, on a Sunday morning, T.J. was stocking the frozen section at the store, when a young boy with Down syndrome walked down the aisle, reports NBC Bay Area.
That boy was Riley Dehne, now 19 years old.
After introducing himself, T.J. asked Riley if he’d like to help him fill the freezers. Riley said, “Yes,” and loved every second of it.
In fact, Riley and T.J. hit it off so well that Andi Dehne, Riley’s mother, made sure to make a visit to the store a weekly ritual. Years later, they’re still coming back.
Riley races in each week and while his mom shops, he finds T.J. and helps him stock the shelves, take out the trash, and pick up groceries for his family.
MRS. DEHNE: “Sometimes, when there’s someone with a disability, it can be harder to get to know them, especially if they are not able to communicate. T.J. took the time to really get to know Riley. He took the time to meet him where he was at, to learn about him, to see his strengths.”
Andi Dehne even wrote a story about the friendship for her local paper, sharing how Riley’s confidence soared after each visit, being drawn ever more out of his world into the wider world around him.
LAWLOR: “That just blew me away, that really did. I never thought that little ol’ me would have such an impact on someone else’s life.”
What’s more, T.J. said, is that the experience has made an impact on his life as well. He said, “Every time this guy comes in, nothing but love, nothing but smiles.”
LAWLOR: “I get down sometimes myself. This guy cheers me up. He cheers me up and I cheer him up. That’s what I look for in a friend.”
Matthew 7:12 says, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Friday, December 3rd, in the year of our Lord 2021. 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.