Asia Bibi’s Case to Be Heard Next Week, Judge Roy Moore Goes to Trial, Congress Overrides Obama’s Veto

Thursday, September 29th, in the year of our Lord 2016

By Kevin Swanson

Pakistani Supreme Court Will Hear Asia Bibi’s Case Next Week

Next week, the Pakistan Supreme Court will hear the case of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death on charges of blasphemy against Islam. This is the first blasphemy case to reach Pakistan’s Supreme Court. Many Christian organizations are calling on the Pakistani government to acquit Asia Bibi and to abolish the country’s blasphemy laws, reported The Christian Post. Please pray for Asia Bibi, her family, and for justice. The World View spoke to Wilson Chowdhry of the British Pakistani Christian Association about the case.

“If I was American, I’d be challenging my senators and my congressmen to intervene on behalf of Asia, to engage in dialogue with the Pakistani government, calling for a safe, fair trial for Asia Bibi. Another way they can help: we have an online petition. We submit that to the Pakistani government at the end of this month. Pray for Asia Bibi, pray for her family, pray for solace, and for a just decision, and for the government in Pakistan to be forthright and in tune with the needs of the minority community in Pakistan. Finally, if people do want to donate, they can find a ‘donate’ page on our website.”

You can sign the petition for Asia Bibi here:

Alabama Chief Justice on Trial for Ordering Probate Judges Not to Issue Homosexual Marriage Licenses

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore went to trial yesterday before the Alabama Court of the Judiciary. A prayer meeting of about one hundred was held outside before the trial. Justice Moore is charged with defying Alabama’s code of judicial ethics in his January order for Alabama probate judges to not issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples. While an outspoken critic of homosexual marriage, Judge Moore stated in his defense, “I don’t encourage anyone to defy a federal or state court order.” The court will reach a verdict within 10 days of the trial which will then be posted online, according to  

Proverbs 17:15 says, “He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord.”

Jury Selected For Federal Trial of Man Who Shot Nine Black People in a Church

Several hundred reported for jury selection on Monday for the death penalty case against Dylann Roof at the Charleston, South Carolina courthouse, reported Christian Today. Roof has been charged with shooting nine black individuals in a church last year. The federal trial commences on November 7th. 

Teacher and Two Children Injured in Elementary School Shooting

CNN reports that two children and a teacher were injured yesterday in a shooting at the Townville, South Carolina elementary school. Deputy Chief Taylor Jones said the teenager suspected in the shooting is under custody. And the injured teacher and students have been hospitalized.

Bill Potter Compares Hillary Clinton to Lyndon B. Johnson

Yesterday, Christian historian Bill Potter of compared Donald Trump to Teddy Roosevelt. Today, Potter revealed to The World View the president who is most similar to Hillary Clinton.

“When thinking about Hillary Clinton being similar to another American president, the name that leaped into my mind was Lyndon B. Johnson. Here’s a character that had a lot of skeletons in the closet. Here’s a man of political experience and clout, a guy who made sure he knew where weaknesses of all of his opponents were. He used that as political capital to get his way. And anybody who stood in his way disappeared; they disappeared politically through defeat or they were never heard from again. He was a tough man to oppose.”

Potter noticed another similarity between Hillary Clinton and Lyndon Johnson.

“On top of that, he had somewhat of a big government centralist, socialist mentality. He was a sycophant of Franklin Roosevelt. The idea that the government is the solution to your problems was central to his political ideology. I see Mrs. Clinton as having almost an identical political philosophy, perhaps even more radicalized though. I mean Lyndon Johnson was a good old boy from Texas; he was a dangerous man in so many ways. But he wasn’t a radical; he wasn’t trained in politics by people as radical as those who are the mentors of Hillary Clinton.”

Russian Orthodox Church Calls for Ban on Abortion in Russia

The Russian Orthodox Church is calling for Russian President Vladimir Putin to make the murder of the unborn illegal. On Tuesday, Patriarch Kirill signed a petition for the total ban of this wicked practice in Russia, reported Christian Today. The petition has garnered 300,000 signatures. Pro-life activists hope for one million.

Malaysia Airlines Flight Shot Down By Buk Missile Brought from Russia

A group of international prosecutors concluded yesterday that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down by a Buk missile brought in from Russia and launched from a village controlled by pro-Russian forces, according to CNN. All 298 people on board died when the plane was downed on July 17, 2014. Russia has denied any involvement.     

Congress Overrides Obama’s Veto of 9/11 Bill

For the first time, Congress voted to override a veto by President Barack Obama, reported Fox News. Both the House and the Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of the bi-partisan 9/11 bill yesterday. The bill allows the families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi Arabian government. Obama stated the bill was “badly misguided” and a risk for national security.

Several Film Companies Sue Streaming Service that Filters Adult Content

Hollywood is not pleased with VidAngel, a company that provides a streaming service which can filter out inappropriate, adult content from TV and movies. The Christian Post reports Walt Disney Company, Lucasfilms, 20th Century Fox, and Warner Bros are suing VidAngel for copyright infringement on their material. The Parents Television Council president explained that folks are still purchasing “physical copies of the DVDs.” To support VidAngel, sign the petition at  

Psalm 101:3 says, “I will set nothing wicked before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not cling to me.”

And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.