Monday, July 10th, in the year of our Lord 2017
By Adam McManus
President Trump Speaks to the People of Poland on The Importance of Faith and Family
President Donald Trump began his second trip abroad last Thursday by traveling to Warsaw where he delivered an address to the people of Poland.
Trump emphasized the spiritual need of America and Europe as he reflected on nearly 40 years earlier when Poles gathered at the capital for a Christian service.
“A million Polish people did not ask for wealth. They did not ask for privilege. Instead, one million Poles sang three simple words: ‘We Want God.’ . . . Their message is as true today as ever. The people of Poland, the people of America, and the people of Europe still cry out, ‘We want God.’”
Trump also spoke on the importance of faith and family.
“We put faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, at the center of our lives. . . . We can have the largest economies and the most lethal weapons anywhere on Earth, but if we do not have strong families and strong values, then we will be weak and we will not survive. . . . So, together, let us all fight like the Poles — for family, for freedom, for country, and for God.”
President Trump Refuses to Wear G20 Pin
President Trump is no conformist.
During the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, he refused to wear the G20 pin on his lapel like most of the other world’s leaders. Instead, he underscored America’s exceptionalism by sporting a pin of Old Glory, reports The American Mirror.
Romans 12:2 warns, “Do not be conformed to this world.”
Charlie Gard’s Case Goes Back to Court
Here’s some good news.
For the moment, Charlie Gard’s life support machines will not be turned off by the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, England. That is until a high court examines whether they approve of the 11-month-old receiving experimental treatment at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
No doubt the fact that 379,774 people signed a petition pleading and praying for the infant made a difference.
Homeschooling Couple in Cuba Unlikely to Be Released
Just as an English hospital has been violating parental rights by refusing to implement the best medical attention for their child, Communist Cuba is penalizing a pastor and his wife who dare to homeschool their children.
Pastor Ramón Rigal has been sentenced to a year in prison. And his wife Adya was ordered to spend a year under house arrest.
In an email to the Homeschool Legal Defense Association, Pastor Rigal wrote, “Today I talked to my lawyers, and I know they will not offer a good defense. They will not respond to international complaints, cancel the trial and withdraw their accusations because they are not interested in human rights. Here, they do what they want.”
HSLDA noted that “a country’s treatment of homeschooling is a barometer of that nation’s commitment to true freedom. A state that forces children to learn state-approved values in state-run schools is tyrannical and totalitarian.”
Alveda King Blasts Oregon Bill Providing Free Abortions for Illegal Aliens
Alveda King, niece of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., blasted a bill passed by Oregon Democrats Saturday that provides free abortions for illegal aliens, calling it inherently racist and an incremental tool of eugenics, reports WorldNetDaily.com.
New Record High Temperature in Phoenix, Arizona
You could probably have cooked a fried egg on a Phoenix, Arizona sidewalk last Friday since it was a scorching 117 degrees, breaking a record set in 1905.
Police Officer Sings “You Are My Sunshine” to Elderly Woman
A police officer sang “You Are My Sunshine” at the request of a blind, elderly woman after helping her with her microwave in Logan, Utah, reports SunnySkyz.com.
Shirley Hardman was home alone at the time and worried that her malfunctioning microwave might start a fire, so she called the operator and asked for someone to help her make sure everything was okay.
After Officer Kristian Johnson re-set the appliance, listen to their exchange captured on his body cam.
JOHNSON: “Is there anything else I can do for you?”
HARDMAN: “Do you sing?”
JOHNSON: “No, I — I don’t, I’m not a good singer.”
HARDMAN: “I see. Well, you could start now.”
JOHNSON: “What would you like to hear? How about some Frank Sinatra?”
HARDMAN: “You Are My Sunshine.”
JOHNSON: “Okay…. Naw, I’m a bad singer. Okay, but I’ll try it for you.”
HARDMAN: “Oh would you?”
JOHNSON: (singing) “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray. You never know dear how much I love you. Please don’t take my sunshine away.”
HARDMAN: “You can sing!”
JOHNSON: “Well, not very well.”
HARDMAN: “I’ll always remember this morning.”
JOHNSON: (officer laughs) “Well, if there’s nothing else I can do for you, I better get back out on the road.”
HARDMAN: “I think you should. Thank you.”
Take a look at the video which we have linked to see the blind lady’s delight when the officer begins singing. It’ll make your day.
Proverbs 17:22 says, “A cheerful heart is good medicine.”
President Trump Meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping
President Trump, at the start of his meeting Saturday in Germany with Chinese President Xi Jinping, called the Asian nation a “great trading partner” and said the increasing North Korean nuclear threat will eventually be resolved “one way or the other,” reports Fox News.
China is North Korea’s largest trading partner, which gives the country considerable influence over Pyongyang and its growing threat, which includes developing a nuclear warhead and launching long-range missiles to transport them.
President Trump Sends His Daughter Ivanka to Stand in for Him at G20 Meeting
On a day that the G20 hosted a Women’s Empowerment working lunch, President Trump went the extra mile to make sure he empowered the women in his own family, reports The Telegraph.
Months after appointing his daughter Ivanka as one of his official advisers, Trump sent her to stand in for him at a G20 leaders’ meeting.
It came hours after his wife Melania charmed President Vladimir Putin at an official dinner.
Immigration Agents Told to Detain Any Illegal Immigrants They Find
President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigrants by federal agents is scaring some of those families back to Mexico, according to The Pueblo Chieftain.
According to news reports, federal Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents were told in a February memorandum to detain any illegal alien they encountered — not just those with a criminal history or those in jails which had been the previous policy.
Four Men Arrested at Wedding Party in Iran
Last June, four men — one from Iran and three from Azerbaijan — were arrested after security agents raided a wedding party in Tehran. They have now been found guilty of “missionary activities” and “actions against national security”, reports Christian Today.
Thankfully, the three Azerbaijanis who left Iran in November last year after serving four months in prison will not be forced to return to serve their sentences.
However, the Iranian – Naser Navard Gol-Tapeh, a convert from a Muslim background – remains in Iran and will have to serve his sentence unless successful with his appeal, World Watch Monitor says.
Female ISIS Militants in Mosul Use Their Children as Human Shields
Iraqi commanders say female Islamic State militants are firing on their forces and using their own children as human shields as the extremist group defends its last sliver of Mosul’s Old City, reports Time Magazine.
Lt. Gen. Sami al-Aridi said, “It’s making us hesitant to use airstrikes, to advance. If it weren’t for this, we could be finished in just a few hours.”
Pakistani Mother of Raped Toddler Fights for Justice
Catherine Bibi, the Pakistani Christian mother whose 3-year-old girl was brutally raped seven months ago by a Muslim man, says she’s emotionally and financially exhausted as she continues to fight for justice for her daughter, who will never be able to bear children due to severe injuries, reports The Christian Post.
Bibi, a single mother and sanitary worker, said: “My daughter [Saiba] … has been subjected to a most brutal and evil attack, from a man with no morals. (Even) if this evil rapist is jailed, it will not remove the vile treatment my daughter suffered. … Please pray that she is completely healed and can one day have children which is a natural process designed by God and a real blessing for women.”
Airline Passenger Tries to Open Exit Door and Fights with Crew and Other Passengers
During a Delta Air Lines flight from Seattle to Beijing, a flight attendant broke a wine bottle over the head of a man who lunged for an exit door and fought with other passengers, but it didn’t faze him, reports the Associated Press.
One passenger got him in a head-lock, but he broke out of it, until finally several passengers held him long enough to place zip-tie restraints on him.
Joseph Daniel Hudek IV, 23, of Tampa, Florida, was charged with interfering with a flight crew, which carries a possible sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Texas Works to Stop All Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood in the State
Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a pro-life Republican, and Lone Star legislators are looking to strip Planned parenthood of every taxpayer dollar.
Surprisingly, cities and counties in Texas still are allowed to make contracts with abortion groups using taxpayer dollars which could directly fund the killing of unborn babies in abortions.
Former Homosexual Says We’re in a Battle for Reality
Christopher Yuan, who once participated in homosexual sin, told the Calvary Chapel Pastors Conference last week, “The world is saying ‘you are gay, you are straight.’ Actually, they’re not even using gay/straight anymore. That’s last year. It’s ‘you are non-binary, you are whatever, you are queer; whatever you feel, that’s who you are.’”
Yuan urged pastors not to “lead with our emotions”, saying, “We’re in a battle for truth. We’re in a battle for reality. We all have a sin nature that expresses itself differently.”
Pastor Receives Hate Mail After Opposing Facebook’s Homosexual Pride Emoji
Pastor Rich Penkoski of West Virginia who opposed Facebook’s sodomite pride flag emoji said he has been receiving hate mail, threats, and has even been sent feces and gay porn, reports Christian Today.
Penkoski is the leader of the Warriors for Christ Facebook page. The page has around 200,000 followers.
Penkoski said that anyone who posted the homosexual flag on the Warriors for Christ page will be banned. Soon after, Penkoski began receiving backlash against this decision.
Congressman Scalise Back in Intensive Care
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, 51, was readmitted to the Intensive Care Unit in “serious” condition at MedStar Washington Hospital Center where he has been recovering three weeks since a gunman shot and critically wounded him at a Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.
And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.
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