California Charter Schools Double Down on Transgender Program, Total Devastation in Puerto Rico, The Man Who “Saved the World”

Friday, the first day of Fall, September 22nd, in the year of our Lord 2017

By Kevin Swanson

Charter School Refuses to Let Students Opt Out of Transgender Education

Rocklin Academy Charter School near Sacramento, California is not conceding anything to parents who want the school to ease off on the transgender agenda. The charter school welcomed a transgendered 5-year-old this year, and made news when another 6-year-old child was reprimanded for “misgendering” the transgendered child on the playground. 

After a five-hour meeting with some 500 people present earlier this week, the charter school board voted unanimously NOT to allow children to opt out of transgender education. According to Life Site News, 23 students have withdrawn from the school, but the administration is quick to point out that they have 1,300 kids on the waiting list. 

Proverbs 28:9 reminds us that “He who turns away his ear from listening to the law, even his prayer is an abomination. He who leads the upright astray in an evil way will himself fall into his own pit.”

Puerto Rico Devastated by Hurricane Maria

Carlos Mercador, a spokesman for the Puerto Rico Governor, called it “total devastation.” 

Hurricane Maria has come and gone. . . leaving Puerto Rico in the dark . . . for what could be months. The electrical grid is completely dead for 3.4 million people. Some areas have received 30 inches of rain.

Now, the storm is pounding the Dominican Republic.

Reparation costs could run as high as $30 billion, a tough scenario for a country $74 billion in debt. Puerto Rico has not made a payment on its debts this year, and is on the brink of bankruptcy.

The Congressional Budget Office is forecasting a substantial increase in deficit spending this year  — 18.3% over last year.

President Trump Brings More Sanctions Against North Korea

President Trump has signed another order to bring more sanctions against North Korea.

The Treasury Department will be commissioned to target firms and financial institutions that do business with the hermit nation.

“A new order will give the Treasury Department the discretion to sanction any foreign bank that knowingly conducts or facilitates significant transactions tied to trade with North Korea.”

Following up on Trump’s comments on North Korea at the United Nations, Kim Jong Un issued a statement in which he announced he is more than ever committed to follow his chosen path to the end. . . including “the highest level . . . counter measure.”

Reuters reports that China’s Central Bank has instructed Chinese banks to cease business with Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea.

Judge Rules That Christian Media Group Must Film Homosexual Faux Weddings

A U.S. district judge in Minneapolis has ruled that a Christian media group must produce “wedding” videos for homosexuals as required by the Minnesota Human Rights Act. Alliance Defending Freedom is planning an appeal to the 8th Circuit Court on behalf of Carl and Angel Larson of the Telescope Media Group. 

Homosexuals at Biola University Protest Nashville Statement

A group of homosexuals at Biola University is protesting the professors who have signed the Nashville Statement which asserts that homosexual behavior is a sin.

The group points out that the Associate Dean of Students at Biola, Matthew Hooper, created a campus group called Sustinere which helps homosexual students to “live authentically and lovingly with same-sex attractions, orientations and identities.”

1 John 1:6 says, “If we say we have fellowship with Him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.”

Farmer Banned from Market for Stand on Marriage Allowed Back for Now

That family farm in Michigan which was banned from the Farmer’s Market is back in.

A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction allowing Steve and Bridget Tennes of Country Mill Farms to return to the East Lansing, Michigan Farmer’s Market last weekend. The city had banned them from participating because the family was known for holding to a biblical position on the sin of homosexuality. A lawsuit is in the works.

Most Popular Baby Name in England is Muhammed

For the fifth year running, Muhammed was the most popular baby name in England last year. 

Republicans Try One More Obamacare Replacement Bill

Republicans will try one more repeal of Obamacare next week. The bill will remove the mandates and de-fund Planned Parenthood for one year.

Support for the bill among Republicans remains cool-ish.

“The Man Who Saved the World” from Nuclear Disaster Passes Away at 77

The man who saved the world, Stanislov Petrov, has died at 77 years of age. A computer operator for the Soviet nuclear arsenal in 1983, he received the command to launch. . . five times.

Petrov made the judgement call that it was only a computer glitch and refrained from pushing the buttons that would have initiated nuclear war. He made the right decision for all of us. Thank God.

Closing Line

And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Friday, September 22nd in the year of our Lord 2017. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.