It’s Monday, February 17th, A.D. 2020. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com)
Coronavirus has claimed 1,383 lives; How you can help
As the death toll from the coronavirus reaches at least 1,383, according to numbers released by the Chinese Communist Party, Christians on the mainland are risking their lives to provide aid to families in cities that have been deemed high risk for the disease, reports the Christian Post.
With an additional 5,000 reported Friday, the number of coronavirus cases in mainland China has now surged past 63,000.
While the pastors and other aid workers partnering with World Help are “taking preventive measures,” they are risking their lives to provide aid to those in need.
Mark Hogsed, World Help’s vice president of international programs, asked believers to donate to World Help, revealing that just $20 can provide one person a week’s worth of food and a protective mask to help stop the spread of the illness.
He said, “When we’re providing practical, tangible help like this, it’s with the goal that physical aid will translate into spreading the Gospel and everyone helped will come to know Jesus.”
Bloomberg considers Hillary Clinton for Vice President
Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is considering making Hillary Clinton his running mate, a source close to his campaign has told Drudge Report.
Polling found the Bloomberg-Clinton combination would be a formidable force to take on Trump in the race for the White House, the source said.
The former New York City Mayor is said to be considering even changing his official residence from New York to Colorado or Florida – where he also has homes – because the electoral college makes it difficult for the U.S. president and vice-president to reside in the same state.
Under the Twelfth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which provides the procedure for electing the president and vice-president, it states that the two people could not both inhabit the same state as the elector.
However, Bloomberg’s campaign would not confirm or deny the reports.
Trump thrilled NASCAR fans at Daytona 500
Not only did NASCAR name President Donald Trump the grand marshal of the Daytona 500 yesterday, marking the first time a sitting president has held the honor, but he took a partial lap around the track at the Daytona International Speedway prior to the venerable NASCAR event in the presidential limousine known as “The Beast”, reports Fox Business.
TRUMP: “My fellow race fans, there is no greater thrill than to join you at the world center of racing for the 62nd Daytona 500. (applause) The tens of thousands of patriots here today have come for the fast cars in the world class Motorsports. But NASCAR fans never forget, that no matter who wins the race, what matters most is God, family, and country. (applause)
“This afternoon, we congratulate all of the new enlistees in the United States Armed Forces, and there are plenty and they love our country. A few moments ago, these young men and women took a solemn oath to put their lives on the line for our country, to each of them, and to every service member and veteran here today. as Commander-in-Chief of the greatest fighting force on the planet, a force that just spent $2.5 trillion on rebuilding our military, I want to thank you for your service.”
Christian talk host: Buttigieg would contribute to moral confusion
In Dr. Michael Brown’s most recent Christian Post column, the Christian talk show host explained why Pete Buttigieg is a disastrous choice for president.
He wrote, “Choosing an out and proud ‘married’ gay man to run for president, let alone become president, would contribute to the further degeneration and moral confusion of our society along with further attacks on our most fundamental rights.
“Mayor Pete has talked about how his homosexual relationship to his “husband” Chasten has brought him closer to God. He has kissed his partner at public rallies. He is pushing his homosexuality, not apologizing for it.
“You better believe that he will do everything in his power to normalize homosexual relationships even more in the eyes of America. He will also do his best to marginalize those who are convinced that these relationships are contrary to the will of God.”
Dr Brown has spoken the truth. He has abided by Ephesians 4:25 which says, “Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor.”
Belated burial for 2,411 aborted Indiana babies
The remains of 2,411 aborted babies, which were found in plastic bags in the home and car of abortionist George Klopfer after he died last year, were laid to rest at an Indiana cemetery last week.
Republican Congresswoman Jackie Walorski of Indiana spoke from the House floor, after which she led the House of Representatives in a moment of silence.
WALORSKI: “I rise today to honor the 2,411 unborn children whose remains were finally laid to rest with dignity yesterday in South Bend, Indiana.
“These victims of Indiana’s most prolific abortionist would be in their late teens now, graduating from high school and entering into college. But their innocent lives were cut short, and they were denied a proper burial.
“Instead, their remains sat for almost 20 years in a garage and a car trunk, in moldy boxes, and Styrofoam coolers. “Such callous disregard for human life should shake us to the core. These children deserved justice and dignity.
“To ensure this never happens again, the House must pass the Dignity for Aborted Children Act to build on Indiana’s law, upheld by the Supreme Court, that requires dignified treatment of aborted fetal remains.
“Madam Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in observing a moment of silence for the thousands of innocent victims that were laid to rest yesterday.”
(moment of silence)
“Thank you, and I yield back.”
Genesis 1:27 explains why these deceased babies are worthy of a proper burial. “So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them.”
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Dr. Dobson upset with Colorado legislators who opposed anti-infanticide bill
Colorado lawmakers voted against a plan to protect children who survive abortion which infuriated longtime Christian evangelical leader James Dobson, reports WorldNetDaily.com.
Dr. Dobson, host of Family Talk radio, said, “Make no mistake, this is not about ‘abortion access’ or the ‘right to choose.’ This is not about ‘bundles of cells’ or ‘clumps of tissue.’ This is not about ‘my body, my choice,’ or any other despicable euphemism or excuse employed to minimize the horror of killing an unborn child in the womb.”
Dobson also said, “This is about precious boys and girls, made in the image of God, who survive an attempt to end their lives. This is about whether medical professionals – who take an oath to bring healing and not harm – should be required to ‘exercise the same degree of professional skill, care and diligence to preserve the life and health’ of a child born alive after an attempted abortion that they would for any other child. This is about leaving a helpless and wounded baby to die alone on a porcelain table.”
(The Colorado state legislators who killed the anti-infanticide bill included Democrat Reps. Monica Duran, Susan Lontine, Emily Sirota, Steven Woodrow, Sonya Jaquez Lewis, and Chris Kennedy).
Dobson accused the Democrat legislators who killed an anti-infanticide bill of making “an abhorrent decision. You have chosen your political platform over humanity, decency, and life itself.”
Dating on-line has changes in the era of Trump
If you thought dating today had become more complicated in 2020, wait until you hear the latest wrinkle.
Romance seekers see a heightened value in knowing their potential suitors’ political affiliations. Major dating websites including OkCupid, Hinge and Bumble have introduced filters to sift out matches with “incompatible” politics, reports Axios.com.
OkCupid saw a 187% increase in political mentions on profiles between 2017 and 2018. The company says the trend continued in 2019. The dating website finds millennials to be the most likely to filter out matches with differing politics compared to Gen X or Gen Z.
And An OkCupid survey found that 72% of female respondents in the U.S. said they could not date someone who had strong political opinions that were “the exact opposite” of their own.
Anti-Trump mentions on OkCupid profiles have spiked by more than 52% since 2017, while mentions of “conservative terms” fell by 78% in 2019.Specialized dating apps for Republicans such as “Righter” and “Patrio,” meanwhile, have blossomed since President Trump’s election.
Trump deploys border agents to sanctuary cities
The Trump administration is deploying law enforcement tactical units from the southern border as part of a supercharged arrest operation in sanctuary cities across the country, an escalation in the president’s battle against localities that refuse to participate in immigration enforcement, reports MSN.com.
The specially trained officers are being sent to Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, New Orleans, Detroit and Newark, N.J.
The move reflects President Trump’s persistence in cracking down on sanctuary cities, localities that have refused to cooperate in handing over illegal immigrants targeted for deportation to federal authorities.
Black News Channel is set to launch
Former U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts was beaming like a proud parent as he talked about the launch of Black News Channel — a project he’s worked on for years to create what’s now the nation’s only 24-hour news network aimed at black Americans, reports Bradenton.com.
The goal of the network is to reach black audiences with stories that give a broader perspective about their community than what other networks provide. That could include health issues unique to black Americans, discussions about historically black colleges and universities, how federal housing policy proposal could affect them or just simply making people aware of positive accomplishments black Americans are achieving, Watt said.