By Jonathan Clark
China worried about pro-Democracy influence during Olympics
This month marks 100 years since the founding of the Communist Party of China.
Continuing its bloody and repressive history, China is cracking down on all religious books and videos.
Bob Fu with China Aid reports Chinese 1st grade classes are demanding parents and teachers to hunt down all “religious books, antagonistic books & overseas books including books & videos that are copied/duplicated & translated.”
Gary Lane with CBN News said China is worried about foreign influence during the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
LANE: “They really fear that there could be protests, pro-democracy movement going and so forth, leading up to the Olympics and during the Olympics. So, this sends a message to the parents, ‘Look, no outside influence. We don’t want any collusion with foreigners here because they know that foreigners of course are pro-democracy.’”
Psalm 2:1-2 asks, “Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against His anointed.”
European Union upset with Hungary & Poland for opposing sexual perversion
The E.U. is devoted to defending so-called “LHBT rights.” However, some European countries are going in a different direction.
Orbán credited Christianity with the creation of the free man, the family, and the nation. He said Europe is facing a struggle to retain Christianity and that his “mission is to protect the great Christian achievements of our civilization.”
British Methodist Church greenlights faux homosexual marriage
Britain’s Methodist Church voted overwhelmingly to allow faux homosexual marriage yesterday, reports the Associated Press.
The Methodist Church is the fourth largest denomination in the U.K. and the largest to permit such faux weddings.
Although conservative ministers will not be required to perform such ceremonies, many Evangelicals in the Methodist Church are considering leaving the denomination.
Biden’s IRS denied tax-exempt status to Christian non-profit
Fifteen U.S. Republican congressmen called on the Internal Revenue Service to reverse their decision that denied tax-exempt status to a Texas-based Christian nonprofit.
The IRS denied the group Christians Engaged from obtaining tax-exempt status because it deemed the organization to be too political.
One of the reasons the IRS denied tax-exempt status was because Christians Engaged taught from the Bible on issues like the sanctity of life and the definition of marriage which the IRS associated with the Republican Party.
Bill Cosby freed from prison, his sex conviction overturned
Pennsylvania’s highest court threw out Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction and released him from prison yesterday in a stunning reversal of fortune for the comedian once known as “America’s Dad,” reports the Associated Press.
The court said that District Attorney Kevin Steele, who made the decision to arrest Cosby, was obligated to stand by his predecessor’s promise not to charge Cosby, though there was no evidence that agreement was ever put in writing.
Standing next to Cosby outside his home, his attorney made this statement.
ATTORNEY: “Mr. Cosby has always used his celebrity, his name, his likeness to uplift women. This is a man who refused to perform at the White House with Nixon. Nixon put him on a Communist list in the 60s, along with so many other great names like Dick Gregory and Jane Fonda. How can a man who was being watched by the FBI every day, be raping and drugging women in the 60s or 70s? Especially a black man. Today, innocence came to Mr. Cosby, with the help of these wonderful attorneys.”
Fifty-eight women accused Cosby of drugging and raping them. Only one went to trial before the statute of limitations expired.
Civil rights attorney and Fox News contributor Leo Terrell had an interesting take.
TERRELL: “Bill Cosby. A sexual monster? Yes. But did he properly go through the legal system and did he get vindication? Absolutely. You can have both situations occurring in this case.”
Cosby, age 83, flashed the V-for-victory sign to a helicopter overhead as he trudged into his suburban Philadelphia home after serving nearly three years of a three-to-10-year sentence for drugging and violating Temple University sports administrator Andrea Constand in 2004.
Biden’s support among Democrats slipping
The poll found the largest decline in support actually came from Democrats.
The state of the economy has replaced healthcare and disease as Americans’ top concern.
Chick-fil-A: America’s favorite restaurant again
The American Customer Satisfaction Index found Chick-fil-A is Americans’ favorite fast-food restaurant for a seventh year in a row.
Chick-fil-A’s satisfaction score was not only higher than any other fast-food restaurant, it was also higher than any full-service restaurant.
Their website states its corporate purpose is “to glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come into contact with Chick-fil-A.”
1 Samuel 2:30 says, “Those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me shall be lightly esteemed.”
Georgia Worldview listener likes Scripture and signature sign-off
Max Wood in Macon, Georgia wrote me at Adam@TheWorldview.com. He said, “I want to thank you for your use of Scripture that gets to the heart of the story which it accompanies. We enjoy hearing you say ‘in the year of our Lord’ when giving the date. And finally, we especially appreciate your signature sign off of ‘Seize the day for Jesus Christ!’ It inspires us to move mountains.”
14 new Worldview listeners donated $3,245
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CA Attorney General angry with states which oppose sexual perversion
Ever intent on being inclusive and non-discriminatory, California is now banning state-sponsored travel to five more states.
On Monday, Democratic Attorney General Rob Bonta added Florida, Arkansas, Montana, North Dakota, and West Virginia to a list of now 17 states where travel is banned.
The offending states have dared to pass legislation in opposition to sexually perverted lifestyles.
This year, 25 states passed 90 anti-abortion laws
As of last week, over 25 states have passed 90 anti-abortion laws so far this year.
It’s the highest number of anti-abortions laws passed over the same period since the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court Decision.
Forty-eight states have advanced nearly 500 anti-abortion bills this year. The states that have enacted the most anti-abortion bills are Arkansas, South Dakota, Montana, Oklahoma, and Indiana.