Chick-fil-A funded homosexual Canadian lobbying firm, Testimony of boy thrown off balcony, Christian group sues NY over abortion law

It’s Tuesday, November 26th, A.D. 2019. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at  I’m Adam McManus.

By Kevin Swanson

Evangelist killed in streets of Turkey

Christian evangelist Jinwook Kim was murdered last week on the streets of Diyarbakir, Turkey.

International Christian Concern reports this comes as a tremendous shock to the Christian community in Turkey, and it is the first martyrdom since 2007 when three Christians were martyred in Malatya.  It’s not yet clear whether this murder was the result of a robbery gone wrong, but Christians are suspecting the murder is tied to Kim’s faith.

Claire Evans, Middle East Director for International Christian Concern, told The Worldview that this is not normal for Christians to be murdered in Turkey.

EVANS: “The murder of Christians is not normal in Turkey.  This doesn’t happen.  The last time Christians were killed in Turkey was in Malatya in 2007, and the whole nation grieved so much with Christians when that happened.  Christians don’t get killed in Turkey; that’s really what it comes down to; this is not normal.”

Evans said that the increased Islamization of Turkey has led to more hostility to Christians.  However, she had encouragement for evangelists who are discerning a call to take the gospel to Turkey.

EVANS: “So, for those who are discerning a call to Turkey, it is going to be a very hard field to work in, for sure.  There’s just so much complexity to reckon with in the history and in the culture.  But, at the same time, it’s exactly where God first called the church to go.  That should be an encouragement to everyone; that this is the country where God started sewing the seeds of the church.”

In Revelation 2:8-10, John writes o the church of Smyrna, which is now modern-day Izmir, Turkey.  It is still relevant to the Christian church today.

“And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write. . . Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried; and you shall have tribulation ten days: be faithful unto death, and I will give you a crown of life.”

John MacArthur: Scripture prohibits female pastors

Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church further clarified the biblical view of women preachers and pastors in a sermon he gave last week.

MacARTHUR: “Go back to First Corinthians 14.  That Paul’s words could be mistaken is impossible. ‘As in all the churches of the saints, the women are to keep silent in the churches. They are not permitted to speak. It’s disgraceful for a woman to speak.’

“In the face of that, it might be shocking to you to know this, but in a survey conducted in 2017, about 80% of Americans are comfortable with a female pastor.”

MacArthur ended the sermon by noting that the problem is that private revelations are trumping the authority of Scripture, creating chaos in the churches.

Chick-fil-A funded homosexual Canadian lobbying firm

Chick-fil-A is coming under more fire from Christian news and opinion sources for their support of the pro-abortion and pro-homosexual Covenant House ministry.

Another source points out that Rodney Bullard, the Executive Director for the Chick-fil-A Foundation, has donated personal money in recent political campaigns to Democrat candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Also, the Canadian family values organization called the Institute for Canadian Values, sounded the alarm when Chick-fil-A, the presumably pro-family chicken fast food restaurant chain, began funding the most pro-homosexual lobbying firm in Canada.

Dr. Charles McVety, president of the Institute for Canadian Values, says one clue to a Chick-fil-A’s new direction was hiring Navigator, a powerful, international lobbying firm, as part of its expansion in Canada, reports OneNewsNow.

Navigator, which has a Toronto office, is the “number one gay lobbying firm” in Canada, McVety says, and he blames the powerful lobbyist for successfully pushing for homosexual “marriage” at the same time McVety was working with other Christian conservatives to oppose it.

The Toronto Star reported on Chick-fil-A’s business partnership with Navigator in a Sept. 11 story that describes the corporation’s plans to open 15 restaurants in the Greater Toronto Area in a liberal climate that was not warming up to the company.

Chick-fil-A used a business news website on Monday to announce a new “charitable giving structure” and to acknowledge it was dropping any partnership with non-profits that are perceived as “anti-LGBT” by homosexual activists.

Hong Kong voters elect pro-Democracy forces by a landslide

It was a landslide.  Some call it a “revolution” in Hong Kong.

The South China Morning Post reports that the freedom-minded, pro-Democracy forces won control of 17 out of 18 district councils in the election held over the weekend. The pro-establishment party had previously controlled all 18 district councils, but now is left with only one.

However, the degree to which democracy can function is in question as the nation’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, was handpicked by China’s communist leaders.  And the Chinese communists have a reputation of squelching uprisings, as when 10,000 protesters were killed in Tiananmen Square in 1989.

Billionaire liberal Bloomberg runs for president

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who was once a Republican, announced his entrance into the 2020 presidential race for the Democratic nomination, reports the Associated Press.

The 77-year-old billionaire joins an already crowded field of 16 candidates in the running.

Christian legal group sues New York state over abortion law

Alliance Defending Freedom is taking the wildly pro-abortion state of New York to court after Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Senate Bill 660 into law, reports the Christian Post.

ADF said the law “requires all employers – including churches, religious schools, faith-based pregnancy centers and religious nonprofits – to disavow their beliefs about abortion, contraception, and sexual morality by forcing them to hire and employ those who refuse to abide by the organization’s statements of faith.”

God has a warning in Proverbs 1:11. “My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent. If they say, “Come with us, let us lie in wait to shed blood; Let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause.’ My son, do not walk with them.“

Powerful testimony of boy’s healing after thrown off balcony

And finally, that little boy who was thrown over the third-story balcony in the Mall of America in Minnesota last April has healed up well.

His mother updated the GoFundMe account. She says, ”Landen loves life and Jesus! He tells people all the time when they get hurt, ‘Don’t worry! I fell off a cliff, but angels caught me and Jesus loves me.  So, I’m okay and you will be too!”

The GoFundMe account for Landen has topped $1,000,000.


And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, November 26th in the year of our Lord 2019. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I’m Adam McManus ( Seize the day for Jesus Christ.