AP calls Arizona Gov race for Democrat despite ongoing counting, Judge overturns Biden’s transgender policy, Greek soccer player sentenced to prison for speaking the truth

It’s Wednesday, November 16th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com)

By Jonathan Clark

Greek soccer player sentenced to prison for speaking the truth

A court in Athens, Greece recently sentenced one of the country’s greatest soccer players to 10 months in prison for allegedly posting “transphobic” comments.

Forty-nine-year-old former soccer star Vasilis Tsiartas also receive a fine of over $5,000. 

In 2017, he posted on Facebook, “God created Adam and Eve” in response to a law that would allow people to change their sex listed on official documents. The soccer player plans to appeal the sentence and the fine.

Jesus asked in Matthew 19:4, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female.’?”

European Christians targeted with 500 hate crimes

Meanwhile, across Europe, Christians experienced over 500 hate crimes last year.

The Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe released their 2021 report last week.

France saw the most anti-Christian hate crimes followed by Germany, Italy, Poland, the U.K., Spain, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, and Switzerland. The most common attack directed at Christians and churches was vandalism. 

The report said, “Religious freedom is gravely threatened in Europe, especially that of Christians. And the greatest threat arises out of relativism.”

The shifting global population

The United Nations estimates there are now eight billion people in the world.

However, the global population is growing at its slowest rate since 1950.

India is expected to overtake China as the most populous country next year. And Nigeria is expected to overtake the U.S. as the third most populous country at the same time.

Countries in Africa and parts of Asia are projected to contribute to most of the world’s population growth in the coming decades.

COVID pandemic reduced influence of the church

new report from the U.K. found many families have become less engaged with the church since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Forty-percent of families reported they were less engaged with the church, 44% said their engagement had not changed, and 16% said they were more engaged.

Among church leaders, 48% said families in their congregations are less involved in the church. 

The report stated, “For many Christian families the pandemic has brought a change in family priorities, with many explaining that whilst they were keen to continually strengthen faith at home, church attendance itself was not as high a priority for them as it has been pre-pandemic.”

Psalm 63:1-2 says, “O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water. So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, to see Your power and Your glory.”

Republicans poised to take U.S. House of Reps.

Republicans are poised to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

After five races were called for the GOP on Monday, Republicans now have 217 seats in the House. They just need one more victory in the remaining 13 House races yet to be called.

In Oregon, Republicans flipped a long-held Democrat House seat with the election of pro-life Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer, the first Latina congresswoman from Oregon.

Associated Press declares Katie Hobbs Arizona new Governor

The Associated Press called the Arizona governor race in favor of Democrat Katie Hobbs. 

With 2% of the vote left to count, the race is still tight, and an automatic recount could be triggered. As of yesterday, Hobbs led her Republican opponent Kari Lake by 0.8%. A recount is automatically triggered if a candidate wins by a margin of less than 0.5%.

If elected, Hobbs would be the state’s first Democrat governor since 2006.

Judge overturns Biden’s transgender policy

Last Friday, a federal judge overturned the Biden administration’s transgender policy.

At issue was the Department of Health and Human Services’ interpretation of Obamacare to prohibit health care providers from discriminating against people on the basis of so-called sexual orientation and gender identity.

Two doctors from Texas challenged the interpretation and were represented by the conservative America First Legal Foundation.

In 2022, 88 abortion mills closed or stopped killing babies

And finally, Operation Rescue reports there are 683 abortions mills in 36 states and the District of Columbia.

The is the lowest number of abortion mills in the U.S. in nearly 50 years.

Fourteen states now have no abortionists operating in them following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

This year, 88 abortion mills closed or stopped all abortions. 


And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, November 16th, in the year of our Lord 2022. 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). And, here to close the newscast today is my daughter, Mercy, who just turned 11 on Monday, Seize the day for Jesus Christ.