Biden caps southern border illegals to 2,500 per day, Tiananmen Square massacre anniversary, Arkansas had no abortions in 2023

It’s Wednesday, June 5th, A.D. 2024. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at I’m Adam McManus. (

By Jonathan Clark

Tiananmen Square massacre anniversary

Yesterday was the 35th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in China.

In the weeks leading up to the massacre in 1989, students were leading pro-democracy protests in Beijing. In response, the Communist Chinese government forcibly put down the protests, killing hundreds if not thousands.

China’s military also arrested leaders in the underground church which had fueled the protests. 

Persecution of Christians in Hong Kong

Speaking of China, the country’s persecution of Christians continues and is spreading to Hong Kong

Since 2020, China has extended control over Hong Kong. This has led to the arrest of church leaders and the closure of some religious groups.

Many Christians have left Hong Kong for the United Kingdom, making the Chinese church the fastest growing one in Britain. 

Hong Kong Christians put out a commemorative prayer for the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Despite authorities banning candlelight vigils, the prayer says, “Let us, in the great light of the Lord’s amazing grace, light a candle in the depths of our souls, to continue their unfinished aspirations in the prayers and shadows, never to be lost or forgotten. O Lord! Let there be light in our hearts.”

In Matthew 5:14, Jesus said, “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.”

United Kingdom blocks puberty blockers

Last Wednesday, the United Kingdom issued new restrictions on puberty blockers for children in England, Wales, and Scotland

The emergency ban lasts from June 3 to September 3, 2024. During the timeframe, doctors cannot prescribe the transgender drugs to people under 18.

The new policy also introduced indefinite restrictions to the prescribing of these drugs by primary care providers in England’s National Health Service. 

Genesis 1:27 says, “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”

Biden caps southern border illegals to 2,500 per day

Ahead of the U.S. presidential election, President Joe Biden issued an executive order yesterday to curb illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The order limits asylum requests once the average number of daily border encounters hits 2,500. The number of daily encounters is already above that. So, the order is expected to go into effect immediately. 

It will stay in effect until the number of daily encounters drops to 1,500 or lower. The last time border encounters were at that level was 2020.

Texas and Florida responsible for half of America’s new jobs

In the last five years, just two states were responsible for over half of new jobs in America. Those states are Texas and Florida. 

The conservative states feature lower wages which is attractive to companies wanting to create jobs, and lower cost of living which is attractive to workers. Not surprisingly, many people with remote jobs moved to states, like Florida and Texas, which have a lower cost of living.

Meanwhile, liberal states with high wages and cost of living fell out of the top 10 job-creating states. They include California, New York, Washington state, and Massachusetts. California used to be the top job creator between 2014 and 2019. Now, it’s at the bottom. 

How Indiana cut abortions by 98%

The Indiana Department of Health released a report on abortions in the state for the first quarter of 2024.

Remarkably, there were only 45 abortions during the first quarter, down from nearly 2,000 during the first quarter of 2023. That’s a 98% decrease!

Indiana’s abortion ban went into effect last August. It outlaws abortions at all stages of pregnancy with some exceptions.  

Arkansas had no abortions in 2023

Meanwhile, a report from the Arkansas Department of Health’s Vital Statistics found there were no abortions reported during the entirety of last year.

The state started enforcing its abortion ban in 2022. Before that, yearly abortions were over 3,000.

Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral restored by December after fire

The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France was devastated by fire back in 2019. Since then, hundreds of companies and craftsmen have been working to restore the cathedral by December of this year.

Last month, workers restored the iconic cross on the cathedral’s roof.  A project manager told CBS News it was a miracle that the cross didn’t burn a lot. The restored cross spans 40 feet and weighs over 3,000 pounds.

In other Notre Dame news, Lego just released a 4,383-piece model of the cathedral. It’s the first model of a religious structure the toy company has released since it produced a model church in 1957. 

The Worldview: A “five-minute dose of freedom”

In response to my request for Worldview listeners to email me at to share what the newscast means to them, I heard from Max Wood in Macon, Georgia.

He wrote, “John 8:32 tells us that we shall know the truth and the truth will set us free. In a world of fake news, biased news, and propaganda, The Worldview is a daily reminder of what is true and just and inspires us to seek the ultimate truth in God’s Word. Thank you for your five-minute dose of freedom every day.”

9 Worldview listeners gave $1,750

Toward out Friday, June 7th goal of raising $28,550 to help keep the newscast on the air, 9 Worldview listeners stepped up to the plate.

Our thanks to Wyatt in Summerdale, Alabama who gave $5, Linda in Palmdale, California who gave $25, as well as Jason in Grand Junction, Colorado and Sheila in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania – both of whom gave $50.

We also appreciate the generosity of Nancy in Ketchikan, Alaska who gave $100, Sullivan in Las Vegas, Nevada who gave $120, Sammy in Pallara, Queensland, Australia who pledged $25/month for 12 months for a gift of $300, Bill in Castle Rock, Colorado who gave $500, and Kelly in Las Vegas, Nevada who pledged $50/month for 12 months for a gift of $600.

Those 9 Worldview listeners gave a total of $1,750. Ready for our new grand total? Drum roll please. (sound effect of drum roll) $3,230 (audience cheering)

We have only three days left to raise $25,320.  I wonder if there might be 4 Worldview listeners who could each give $4,000 to jumpstart this week in a major way! But whether you can give $4 or $4,000, please make the donation that God has placed on your heart.  Just go to, click on “Give,” select the dollar amount you’d like, and click on the recurring button if that’s your wish.

Let’s see how God will move through you!


And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, June 5th, in the year of our Lord 2024. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I’m Adam McManus ( Seize the day for Jesus Christ.