Charlie Gard Barred from Leaving England, Chinese Requires Atheism for Communist Party, Christian Florist Appeals to Supreme Court

Monday, July 24th, in the year of our Lord 2017

By Adam McManus

UK Judge Prevents Charlie Gard’s Family from Moving to US

Charlie Gard’s parents have hit another roadblock in their attempt to remove their 11-month-old son from Great Ormond Street Hospital in London for experimental treatment after America offered them permanent residency.

According to Life News, Justice Francis of the British high court said their son cannot be moved to the United States for treatment without a court order, squashing their hopes, according to The Independent.

Charlie has a faulty gene which affects the cells responsible for energy production and respiration, leaving him unable to move or breathe without a ventilator.

However, Charlie’s parents released a photo last week that shows him appearing to look at a toy; the hospital says the boy is blind and cannot move.

Charlie’s mother told Good Morning Britain that it has been “absolute living hell” to wait and wonder when the hospital might end his life support. “He’s our own flesh and blood and we don’t even have a say in his life whatsoever.”

China Bans Religion for Communist Party Members

The Chinese Government has banned members of the country’s ruling Communist Party from holding any religious beliefs, reports The Christian Institute.

All 88 million registered Communists must abandon religion for Marxist atheism or be punished.

Psalm 14:1 says, “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’”

Earthquake in Greece Kills Nearly 500 People

Nearly 500 people in Greece and Turkey were injured and two were killed as the result of a 6.5-magnitude earthquake which struck the Greek island of Kos at 1:30 a.m. Friday morning reports World Magazine.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Resigns

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned last Friday after telling President Donald Trump he vehemently disagreed with his appointment of Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier, as his new communications director, reports the New York Times.

After offering Scaramucci the job on Friday morning, the president asked Spicer to stay on as press secretary, reporting to Scaramucci. But Spicer rejected the offer, expressing his belief that Scaramucci’s hiring would add to the confusion and uncertainty already engulfing the White House.

Spicer’s top deputy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, daughter of Governor Mike Huckabee, will become the new press secretary.

Christian Florist Appeals to Supreme Court

Barronelle Stutzman, the Washington state florist sued for declining to create custom floral arrangements for a homosexual faux wedding, has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear her case. In their July 14th appeal, Stutzman’s attorneys asked the court to consolidate her case with that of Colorado baker Jack Phillips, which the court agreed to hear this fall, reports Christian Headlines.

Stutzman will have to wait until the justices return from their recess in October to find out if they will take up her case.

Teen Vogue Receives Backlash for How-To Article on Sodomy

Christian radio host and best-selling author Eric Metaxas has accused Teen Vogue of making a “pact with Satan” by teaching young girls to engage in sodomy in a recently published how-to guide.

After the magazine, whose audience is comprised of teenage girls, released the “What You Need to Know” advice column on July 7, it received swift backlash.

Dawn Hawkins of the National Center of Sexual Exploitation told The Christian Post last week that the Teen Vogue article is an indication that the “porn culture” is “completely normalized and mainstreamed”, teaching boys to sexually use girls.

1 Corinthians 6:18 warns, “Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.”

Study Shows Millennials Have Attention Span of a Few Seconds

Pop quiz question.  For the millennials, what would you guess is the length of their attention span?

According to a new study by comScore, 18 to 29-year-olds can only spare 5 to 6 seconds before they lose interest.

Greenville, New York Officials Try to Control Homeschooling

Government officials in Greenville, New York are under the mistaken impression that parents need to receive permission before they can educate their children at home.

In June, a homeschool family there received a letter from the district’s registrar requiring three proofs of residency before the district would process their “application” to homeschool, reports the Home School Legal Defense Association.

Chick-Fil-A Sends Sauce Packets to Soldiers Serving in the Middle East

Chick-Fil-A is making life in the Middle East for soldiers in the Texas Army National Guard more palatable, reports Fox News.

After Jessie, a first lieutenant in the Guard, posted on Facebook that barbecue sauce would make their chicken tender night every Sunday tastier, the Founders Square, Texas Chick-fil-A sent our brave fighting soldiers 250 packets of barbecue sauce and 250 packets of their delicious Chick-fil-A sauce.

Intelligence Agencies Lose Lead on ISIS Leader

ISIS in Iraq and Syria has been “dismantled,” with tens of thousands of its jihadist fighters dead, but a promising lead on its leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi “went dead” after a media leak, according to Gen. Tony Thomas, reports Fox News.

Thomas appeared to be referring to a New York Times report in June 2015 that detailed how American intelligence agencies had “extracted valuable information.”

India Elects Hindu Nationalist President

India’s presidential election last Tuesday further cemented the vision of hardline Hindus which will lead to more persecution of Christians and other religious minorities, reports Mission Network News.

Both India’s president and prime minister are members of The Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP which is a Hindu Nationalist Party. Emily Fuentes of Open Doors explained that the BJP “has been promoting Hinduism as the national religion”, showing demonstrable and violent intolerance.

More Church Growth Predicted in China

Despite the ongoing persecution against followers of Christ, academics predict that by 2030 China will have more than 247 million Christians, which would be more than 17 percent of the projected population.

Arrested Pakistani Christian Teenager Disappears

As you’ll recall from my detailed Special Report last Friday, Shahzad Masih, a 16-year-old Christian young man, was accused of blasphemy against the false prophet by an Islamist extremist party, and was arrested, reports Asia News.

Shockingly, since the boy’s arrest, his family has been unable to find him. Police have refused to acknowledge holding the boy, and will not give the family access to him.

Philippine President Says He Has No Intention of Visiting the “Lousy” US

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has fired back at US senators who criticized abuses during his “war on drugs.”

While the US lawmakers opposed any possible trip by Duterte to America, the leader said he had no intention of visiting the “lousy” country.

Many Americans Say They Oppose Abortion but Refuse to Stand Against It

While nearly half of Americans view abortion as immoral, only one in five want it to be illegal according to new Gallup analysis published last Thursday.

In political circles, there have been many politicians, especially Catholic Democrats, who have said they personally oppose abortion but refuse to champion legislation to restrict it.

For example, former Democratic vice presidential hopeful Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia professed this position in an interview with CNN last year.

Catholic Bishop William Murphy declared last October, “Support of abortion by a candidate for public office, some of whom are Catholics, even if they use the fallacious and deeply offensive ‘personally opposed but …’ line, is reason sufficient unto itself to disqualify any and every such candidate from receiving our vote.”

Samaritan’s Purse Worker in Iraq Says He Sees the Hand of God

For seven tumultuous years, Matthew Nowery has been sustained by his infectiously strong faith as he works for Samaritan’s Purse in northern Iraq, reports Christian Today.

The medical staff of the Emergency Field Hospital established by Samaritan’s Purse six miles outside Mosul has treated 2,392 patients and performed more than 1,200 major surgeries. They are also fighting malnutrition in the camps by screening children aged six months to five years, providing food supplements and teaching mothers how to prepare nutritious food with the monthly rations.

Nowery, who lives in Erbil, Iraq with his wife, Sarah, and their children, Ezra and Macy, said that he and his wife have “fallen in love with the Iraqi people. What we are seeing Jesus do in this country is unprecedented – we are seeing the hand of God work in ways that are difficult to explain…God is allowing us the privilege to be his light.”

Upcoming iPhone 9 Will Take LG Battery

Apple’s iPhone 9 to be released in 2018 is creating quite a stir in the techie world, reports The Korea Economic Daily.

Apple has tapped LG to be its exclusive battery supplier which will manufacture an L-shaped battery which optimizes internal space.

And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.

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