Bruce Jenner, pretending to be a woman, running for California Gov.; Canadian church fined $10,000 for Easter in-person services; India, Russia, Syria, and Vietnam among top persecutors of Christians

It’s Wednesday, April 28th, A.D. 2021. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at I’m Adam McManus. (

By Jonathan Clark

India, Russia, Syria, and Vietnam among top persecutors of Christians

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom released their 2021 Annual Report this month.

The report recommended that the U.S. State Department add India, Russia, Syria, and Vietnam to its list of worst countries for religious freedom violations. The list already includes Myanmar, China, Eritrea, Iran, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.

All of these countries are also on the Open Doors World Watch List of nations where it is most difficult to be a Christian.

The report noted how countries used COVID-19 restrictions to target religious minorities and how China has become a major source of religious freedom violations, not only within its borders but also in countries around the world.

India’s COVID cases & deaths skyrocketed

Last week, new daily coronavirus cases and deaths skyrocketed in India.

The surge has caused a meltdown in India’s medical infrastructure as hospitals are overwhelmed and turning people away.

The U.S., the U.K., and Germany have pledged to send medical supplies to India.

Canadian church fined $10,000 for Easter in-person services

Authorities in Manitoba, Canada fined a church $10,000 for holding in-person services on Resurrection Sunday in violation of coronavirus restrictions.

Officials called the church’s behavior “abusive and aggressive.” However, the Christian Church of Morden said their gathering was “not an act of rebellion or resentment towards our government, but an earnest desire to minister to our society during this crisis.”

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.”

9.6 million babies have died by abortion in United Kingdom

This week marks 53 years since the Abortion Act went into effect in the United Kingdom.

Since then, an estimated 9.6 million babies have been murdered in the womb.

Sadly, abortions will likely increase there since the decriminalization of abortion in Northern Ireland and policy changes to allow for at-home abortions across the U.K.

Bruce Jenner, pretending to be a woman, running for California Governor

California’s office for the secretary of state announced this week that enough signatures have come in to force a recall election of Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom.

If Newsom survives the recall election this year, he will face re-election next year.

Republicans running against Newsom include former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Bruce Jenner, who now goes by the name “Caitlyn,” and pretends to be a woman.

Appearing on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, former GOP California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was asked about Bruce Jenner’s candidacy.

KIMMEL:Caitlyn Jenner is running for Governor of California. They announced today that there will be a recall election.  Caitlyn Jenner wants to run. No doubt inspired by the fact that you ran for governor during a recall election and you won. Do you think Caitlyn Jenner has any chance of winning this election?”

SCHWARZENEGGER: “Anyone has a chance because I think that the people are dissatisfied with what’s going on here in California. I hope that as many people as possible jumping into the race and going for it, because, remember, when I was in the recall election, there were 150 candidates there. And it was a huge circus. It was kind of fun to run for governor at that time.

“The key thing about all of this is, doesn’t matter if it’s Caitlyn, or it it’s anyone else. Do you have a clear vision of where you want to go? What are the kinds of changes you want to make? And why are you qualified to become governor?”

KIMMEL: “I think one thing Caitlyn knows for sure is the changes that she wants to make because she made some real big changes!” (laughter)

SCHWARZENEGGER: “Exactly. Hopefully she would have those kind of changes in mind also for the whole state, to make a lot of changes, to straighten out all the mess that we’re in right now.”

Deuteronomy 22:5 says, “A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the LORD your God detests anyone who does this.”

6 states will gain seats in House; 7 states will lose seats

The U.S. Census Bureau announced their 2020 results this week.

Population changes have a significant impact on congressional representation.

Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Colorado, Oregon, and Montana will gain seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Meanwhile, New York, California, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia will lose seats in the House.

The U.S. population is now over 331 million people, up 7.4% since the 2000-2010 census. However, the growth rate is the second-slowest in U.S. history.

States without COVID lockdowns doing better than states with them

New data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows states without COVID lockdowns are doing better than states with the lockdowns.

States with best employment levels include Nebraska, South Dakota, and Utah while states with the worst employment levels include Hawaii, New York, and Connecticut.

Most of the states considered to have full employment are also considered some of the least restrictive states.

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Bible-believing Methodists leaving Bible-rejecting denomination

And finally, America’s third-largest Christian denomination is splitting over traditional Biblical teachings.

Theologically conservative pastors in the United Methodist Church are now starting the Global Methodist Church after years of debate over the issue of sexuality and marriage.

The new denomination expects many churches to join from across Africa, Eastern Europe, Russia, and the Philippines where adherence to the Biblical definition of marriage is more common.

Jude 1:3-4 says, “Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.”


And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, April 28th, in the year of our Lord 2021. 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.