At GOP presidential debate, DeSantis came out fighting; Poland protects kids from sexually explicit books; Astronaut returns after record 371 days in space

It’s Thursday, September 28th, A.D. 2023. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at I’m Adam McManus. (

By Jonathan Clark

Radical Hindus attacked Indian Christians 500 times this year

Earlier this month, United Christian Forum reported that Christians in India suffered over 500 attacks between January and August of this year. That’s about how many attacks Christians faced during the whole of last year in the Hindu-majority country

The latest numbers don’t even include the violence in India’s Manipur State. Conflict there has destroyed over 300 churches, killed nearly 200 people, and displaced over 50,000 more people.

Officials have arrested over 500 Christians across the country this year under anti-conversion laws.

Chile protects unborn babies

Last Wednesday, Chile’s Constitutional Council approved language to protect the lives of unborn babies.

The council is working on a new constitution for the South American country which voters must approve.

Voters rejected a previous draft constitution last year. The draft supported abortion and transgenderism.

Poland protects kids from sexually explicit books

Last month, Poland passed an amendment known as “Protect Children, Support Parents.”

It amends the nation’s education law by limiting explicit material in schools. The legislation specifically protects kindergarten and elementary school children from radical sex education being pushed by nongovernmental groups.

Back in 2015, Poland tried to introduce radical sex education in schools but backed down after parents protested the issue. 

At GOP presidential debate, DeSantis came out fighting

Last night, Donald Trump’s seven GOP rivals laid into him repeatedly during the second presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California, ripping the former president for skipping the event as they sought to dent his commanding early lead in the Republican primary, reports the Associated Press.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is attempting to establish himself as the leading Trump alternative, said, “He should be on this stage tonight. He owes it to you to defend his record where they added $7.8 trillion to the debt. That set the stage for the inflation we have now.”

DeSantis highlighted his military record.

DeSANTIS: “I was just at the 9/11 Memorial with the families. My wife and I. Very touching to be there. It affected my life because I ended up joining the military as a result of that. I’d been a blue-collar kid, minimum wage, in Dunedin, Florida. I ended up getting through Yale and Harvard Law School and somehow came out more conservative than when I went in. And that is not easy to do. Had a lot of opportunities to make money, but I wanted to serve.

“And I’ll never forget coming back on the plane from Iraq, landing in Coronado, California, North Island, and feeling that breeze off the Pacific Ocean and said, ‘You know what, I am lucky to have been born an American. I’ll be the first president elected since 1988 who actually served overseas in a war. I think that’s going to help me as Commander-in-Chief, to know how you see these issues and understand that there are real lives at stake for people that wear the uniform.”

DeSantis also addressed his proposed energy policy.

DeSANTIS: “I just did a plan out in West Texas for American energy dominance. We’re going to choose Midland over Moscow. We’re going to choose the Marcellus over the Mullahs, and we’re going to choose Bakken over Beijing. And we are going to lower your gas prices. We are going to get that job done because it’s important for our national security. It’s important for jobs. And that’s one of the best ways to drive down inflation.

California prohibits protecting kids from sexually perverted books

In other California-related news, the Golden State is banning book bans!

On Monday, the state’s Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom  signed a bill that prohibits schools from removing materials the state deems inclusive and diverse. The law protects materials that promote various so-called sexual orientations and gender identities.

The governor also signed multiple bills on Saturday that promote sexually perverted lifestyles.

That came a day after Newsom vetoed a bill that could have allowed the state to remove children from parents who oppose transgenderism.

Isaiah 10:1 and 3 says, “Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees, who write misfortune, which they have prescribed . . . What will you do in the day of punishment, and in the desolation which will come from afar? To whom will you flee for help? And where will you leave your glory?”

U.S. House protects archery and hunter education courses

On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Protecting Hunting Heritage and Education Act.

The legislation reverses the Biden administration’s decision to cut federal funding for school courses in archery and hunting. Back in July, the Education Department issued guidance that archery, hunter education, and even wilderness safety courses used “dangerous weapons.”

Lawrence Keane, the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s senior vice president, told Fox News, “Congress must hold … the department accountable for … unilaterally [denying] America’s students access to these valuable programs as part of the Administration’s continued attacks on the Second Amendment.”

Fewer parents homeschool for religious reasons

new poll from The Washington Post asked parents why they homeschool as more and more have done so since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Religious motivation appears to be declining as homeschooling numbers rise.

Thirty-four percent of parents homeschool to provide religious instruction this year, down from over 60% in 2012.

Top motivations now include concern about school environment, providing moral instruction, dissatisfaction with academic instruction at schools, concern about school shootings, and concern about bullying.

Astronaut returns after record 371 days in space

And finally, a NASA astronaut completed a record year-long space mission, returning to Earth yesterday with two Russian cosmonauts.

Astronaut Frank Rubio was supposed to only spend six months on board the International Space Station. His stay turned into 371 days after his original ride home was found to be leaking coolant.

Rubio now holds the record for the longest amount of time a U.S. astronaut has spent in space. He is also the first American to spend an entire year in orbit.

After landing yesterday, the father of four said, “It’s good to be home.”


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