Friday, April 20th, in the year of our Lord 2018
By Adam McManus (adam@TheWorldView.com)
Vatican Hospital Ready to Take 23-Month-Old Alfie Evans
After meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican, Alfie Evans’ father says the Vatican hospital is “ready to take [23-month-old ] Alfie immediately” and provide the care and treatment which the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Britain refuses to provide, reports Life News.
The 21-year-old father, Tom Evans, said on Facebook, “Our child is sick, but not dying and does not deserve to die. He is not terminally ill nor diagnosed. We have been trying our best to find out his condition to treat or manage it.”
Pennsylvania House Bans Down Syndrome Abortions
The Pennsylvania House affirmed legislation on Monday that would ban abortions on babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome.
Now the measure moves to the Senate.
The World View spoke to Maria Gallagher of the Pennsylvania Pro Life Federation about why it’s so important to bring the protection of these babies to the attention of our legislators.
“We’re seeing where the vast majority of babies who have been diagnosed with Down Syndrome in the womb are aborted, and it’s a massive tragedy. What many people don’t realize is that people with Down Syndrome are contributing greatly to families, to work places, and to communities. Their life expectancy is so much greater than in the past. They can live an average of 60 years which is such an advance from previous years.”
Gallagher said that they are hopeful the measure will pass in the Pennsylvania Senate. Pray for the Lord to move the hearts of the legislators to protect the lives of these precious children.
California Trounces Free Speech
Yesterday, California did the unthinkable!
The California Assembly approved a bill — AB 2943 — by a vote of 50-18 that tells churches and other with traditional beliefs about gender and sexual orientation that advocating for their views could get them sued.
AB 2943 declares “advertising, offering to engage in, or engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with an individual” is now illegal under the state’s consumer fraud law.
Jonathan Keller of the California Family Council said, “The State of California has no right to deny its residents the resources to help them find happiness or to shut down counselors, schools, and religious organizations that provide those services. Every person experiencing unwanted same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria must be allowed to pursue help.”
California’s Anti-Homeschooling Bill Tweaked, but Still a Threat
Thanks to the expressed concern of California homeschool families, two offensive provisions of Assembly Bill 2926 have been dropped. Legislator Susan Eggman has agreed to strike through requirements for homeschool teachers to get certified by the state and no longer will she include mandated health and safety inspections.
But, according to the Home School Legal Defense Association, the revised bill still calls for the formation of a new committee to look at minimum requirements for homeschool instructors and standards for curriculum. HSLDA remains opposed to the bill.
The attempt to impose onerous regulations stems from reaction to the alleged abuse by David and Louise Turpin of their homeschooled children in Riverside, California.
HSLDA maintains that “It makes no sense to punish the vast majority of parents who lawfully choose homeschooling as the best education option for their children.”
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 says, “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
God Calmed Christian Pilot of Southwest Plane with Blown Engine
Tammie Jo Shults was the Southwest Airlines pilot who relied on her faith in Christ when she was forced to make an emergency landing on Tuesday when her plane lost one of its engines at 32,000 feet in the air, reports Charisma News.
She radioed the Philadelphia air traffic controller, calmly saying, “So we have a part of the aircraft missing. So we’re going to need to slow down a bit.”
Thanks to her previous experience of flying F-18 fighter jets for the U.S. Navy, Shults was able to safely land the plane in Philadelphia, although one passenger died after she was nearly sucked out of a broken window.
Passenger Amanda Bourman said on Instagram that “I actually heard someone say, ‘There is a God!’”
The pilot said she is given “the opportunity to witness for Christ on almost every flight.”
14 Boys and Counting
And finally, Jay and Kateri Schwandt of Rockford, Michigan just welcomed their 14th child on Wednesday. After having 13 sons – ages 25 to 2 — you guessed it — they had another boy!
Psalm 127:3-5 says, “Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from Him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.”
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Friday, April 20th in the year of our Lord 2018. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. I’m Adam McManus. (adam@TheWorldView.com) Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
Two Imprisoned Myanmar Pastors Freed
After spending more than a year in prison, two assistant pastors arrested by the Myanmar army were freed on Tuesday through a government amnesty program.
Dom Dawng Nawng Latt, 65, and La Jaw Gam Hseng, 35, were among more than 8,500 prisoners granted amnesty by newly elected President U Win Myint, reports Morning Star News.
The two pastors had annoyed the government by taking local journalists to take pictures of the damaged St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church building, which had been bombed by Myanmar army jets.
Rudy Giuliani Joins Trump Legal Team
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining President Donald Trump’s personal legal team to help with Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s probe into potential Russian meddling in the 2016 election, reports The Washington Post.
Amazon’s People Paid Poorly
While 100 million customers have signed up for Amazon Prime and its CEO Jeff Bezos made $1.68 million last year, the average Amazon employee who moves the merchandise makes only $28,446 annually, reports Bloomberg.com.
By comparison, Facebook’s average salary is $240,430.
Two Florida Cops Killed in Cold Blood
Authorities say two deputies were shot and killed at Ace China restaurant in Trenton, Florida, reports WOGX Fox 51.
According to the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office, the alleged gunman walked up to the restaurant around 3 p.m. yesterday and shot both the deputies through the window.
As fellow deputies responded to the scene, they found the alleged shooter deceased outside the business.
911 Operator Hangs Up on Thousands of Emergency Calls
Crenshanda Williams, a former emergency operator in Texas, was convicted of hanging up on thousands of 911 calls and was sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months of probation, reports Reuters.
The 44-year-old drew supervisors’ attention for a high number of “short calls,” or those that last fewer than 20 seconds.
Data showed that Williams hung up on reports of homicides, robberies and speeding vehicles.
Her reason? Williams told prosecutors she often hung up because she did not want to talk to anybody at those times.