Charges Dropped Against Two Christians in Pakistan, Two Earthquakes Strike Italy, 60th Anniversary of Hungary’s Resistance to the Soviet Occupation

Thursday, October 27th, in the year of our Lord 2016

By Kevin Swanson

State of Georgia Demands that Pastor Hand Over His Sermons and Bible

The State of Georgia issued a legal demand that Dr. Eric Walsh, a lay pastor, hand over his sermons, sermon notes, and his Bible. Dr. Walsh was one of the nation’s leading health administrators until being fired in 2014 by the Georgia Department of Public Health after learning of his faith. Walsh has filed a federal lawsuit against Georgia, alleging unlawful religious discrimination. Now, as part of that lawsuit, the state of Georgia is demanding he hand over religious documents. David Welch, Director of the U.S. Pastor Council, stood yesterday in an Atlanta press conference with Dr. Walsh.  (#StandWithWalsh) Welch was one of five Houston pastors who had his sermons and sermon notes subpoenaed by lesbian Houston Mayor Anise Parker over his opposition to a transgender bathroom ordinance.

Listen to Welch’s remarks from yesterday’s press conference.​  (Watch it in its entirety here:

“It should shock the nation when a highly respected doctor, humanitarian and pastor is fired as punishment for his faith and for his sermons. It should outrage the nation when a pastor faces the threat and the tyranny of state government reaching into the pulpits and declaring that nothing is safe, that there is no free speech.

“Is this Nazi Germany? Is this the Soviet Union? Is this North Korea? Is this one nation under God or one nation without God? May it never be. Is this a day when the Devil went down to Georgia looking for a sermon to steal? Not on this day. We are standing with Eric Walsh against the perpetrators of this act of aggression against the First Amendment, God-given guaranteed rights of every pulpit in America. Any threat against any pulpit by the state is a threat to every pulpit in every place at all times. We will not be silent.”

Stand with Dr. Eric Walsh today by adding your name to the on-line petition at

ISIS Brutally Murders Hundreds in Syrian Village

One Syrian mother, Alice Assaf, has recounted how ISIS brutally killed hundreds in her village, including her son for not renouncing his Christian faith. Assaf described some of the horrors. She said, “We heard that the militants grabbed six strong men working at the bakery and burned them inside the oven. After that, they caught some 250 kids and kneaded them like dough in the bakery dough machine.”

Isaiah 11:4 says, “With righteousness He shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips He shall kill the wicked.”

Obama Received Private Emails from Hillary While She Was Secretary of State

Back in March 2015, President Obama claimed he discovered Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email as secretary of state “the same time everybody else learned it, through news reports.” But now. . .an email leaked on Tuesday reveals that Obama had received private emails from Hillary Clinton before then — from that server. According to the New York Times report, top Clinton aide, Cheryl D. Mills, wrote to John D. Podesta in March, 2015, saying, “We need to clean this up — he has emails from her — they do not say”.

Documentary About Rwandan Mothers Restoring Their Country Coming Soon

Christian filmmaker Laura Waters Hinson is coming out with a new documentary, Mama Rwanda. The film shows how women entrepreneurs in Rwanda are restoring their country after the devastations of genocide, reported Christian Headlines. Despite losing their husbands in the genocide, these women have put everything into building businesses for their children and their country.

Proverbs 31:10, 27 says, “An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. … She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.” 

Hungarian Prime Minister Says Europe Grew From the Wisdom of Christianity

In commemoration of Hungary’s 1956 resistance to Soviet occupation, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Polish President Andrzej Duda delivered a 60th anniversary speech this past week, according to Politico. Notable in his speech, Orbán stated, “There is no free, prestigious or honourable Europe without the lifeblood of nations and the wisdom of two thousand years of Christianity. We cannot stand idly by and watch while Europe, openly and in an organised fashion, replaces the soil where European civilisation grew.”   

Trinity Christian School Association in Alberta Shut Down by Government

The Alberta government shut down Trinity Christian School Association on Tuesday, according to Global News. The association oversees many of Alberta, Canada’s home-schooled students. The shutdown followed a three-year audit that found spending irregularities in the association.

Trump Makes Large Donations to His Campaign

In the final stretch for the presidential elections, Donald Trump told CNN he would be making large donations to his campaign. By election day, Trump said he will have spent $100 million.

Two Earthquakes in Italy Cause Damage in Multiple Towns

Two powerful earthquakes struck Italy yesterday not far from the August quake that killed 300 people, reported CNN. The recent quakes registered magnitudes of 6.1 and 5.5. Damage occurred in multiple towns, but no injuries have been reported.

Charges Dropped Against Boy in Pakistan Accused of Burning Quran

A group of Christians and Muslims in Pakistan worked together to get the Pakistani government to drop charges against a nine-year-old boy this past week, reported Christianity Today. The boy, Izhan, and his mother, Shakil, were accused of burning pages of the Quran. The two Christians were released from imprisonment and all charges dropped. Praise the Lord for this deliverance!

Psalm 28:8 says, “The Lord is the strength of His people; he is the saving refuge of His anointed.” 

Two Bill Clinton Aides Raised Bulk of Clinton Foundation Funds

Another leak on Wednesday revealed a memo from Bill Clinton aide, Doug Band, detailing how he and another aide worked to amass $50 million in speaking fees and other ventures for the ex-president, reported Fox News. These aides also raised the bulk of the funds for the controversial Clinton Foundation.

And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.