By Kevin Swanson
Virginia complaint form invites citizens to report church-going Christians
The Virginia Department of Public Health has issued a complaint form allowing anonymous accusations against any church or other establishment in which people are spotted not wearing face masks.
The draconian measure was put in place by the administration of liberal Democrat Governor Ralph Northam. The drop-down menu on the form includes “religious services” as one of the selections. However, it pointedly does NOT include protests and street riots.
If Virginian citizens want to report their neighbors, they can choose between three options:
1) People not wearing cloth face coverings.
2) Number of people above the current required capacity.
3) People not following social distancing guidelines.
Plus, Liberty Counsel has taken up the lawsuit against the state of Virginia for Lighthouse Fellowship Church in Virginia for serving a summons on Pastor Kevin Wilson on the charge of holding a church service for 16 people in a sanctuary that could seat 290+.
Supreme Court overturns Louisiana pro-life law: Roberts is Judas
Chief Justice John Roberts is officially pro-abortion, maintaining a consistently pro-abortion stance. This became clear after the issuance of the High Court decision to overturn a Louisiana pro-life law requiring abortionists to have hospital-admitting privileges.
Roberts joins the ranks of many other Republican-appointed pro-abort Supreme Court Justices — including Justices Anthony Kennedy, Sandra Day O’Connor, David Souter, John Paul Stevens, Lewis Powell, Harry Blackmun, Warren Burgur, Potter Stewart, and William Brennan — all of whom have put America among the most radically pro-abortion countries in the world since 1973.
Justice Clarence Thomas’s dissent included a blistering attack on Roe v. Wade, calling the decision to legalize abortion in America a farce, in which “This Court created the right to abortion based on an amorphous, unwritten right to privacy, which it grounded in the ‘legal fiction’ of substantive due process.”
May God’s people cry out with Psalm 10:15, 18. “Break the arm of the wicked and the evil man; Seek out his wickedness until You find none. … Do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may oppress no more!”
64% of Americans uncomfortable returning to church
An American Enterprise Survey conducted around the first of June found that 64% of Americans were uncomfortable returning to church, and 56% of those whose churches had opened up for in-person services refused to go to church, reports the Religion News Service.
Among White Evangelical Protestants, only 37% were uncomfortable returning to church.
50% of corporate CEOS do not expect recovery until 2021
Business Roundtable’s Economic Outlook Survey of corporate CEOs found over 50% of corporate leaders do not expect a recovery until the end of 2021.
In addition, The International Monetary Fund is projecting a worldwide economic output drop of 5%, with an 8% drop for advance economies in 2020. That’s the worst since the Great Depression. The 2008 recession caused a world slippage in the Gross Domestic Product by 1.7%.
Also, the Felder Report notes that the Price-to-Earnings ratio is the highest in history, indicating that stocks are quite over priced. Now the ratio is about 28, compared to a 70-year average of 13.5.
Recovery on the DOW stalled out June 9th as the blue chips have dropped about 2,000 points since.
Deuteronomy 8:18-19 reminds us where wealth comes from. “You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. Then it shall be, if you by any means forget the Lord your God, and follow other gods, and serve them and worship them, I testify against you this day that you shall surely perish.”
Black Christian police officer tells the truth on D.C. streets
Every now and then, the truth gets out on the streets of Washington DC.
A video that’s going viral right now shows what looks like a Caucasian, female “Black Lives Matter” protestor going after a Black Christian police officer — calling him a racist.
Listen to what an unidentified Black Christian police officer says as he points to sin as the root issue and Jesus as the only answer.
POLICE OFFICER: “America has a sin problem. The world has a sin problem, ma’am okay? Jesus said, ‘I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me, okay? America and the world has a sin problem. You understand me? That’s where racism and hate and anger and violence come from.”
The police officer closed his exchange by exhorting the woman to just “Read the Bible. Read the Bible.”
5 New Jersey homeschooled children give $25 from piggy banks
Steven in Wantage, New Jersey wrote me at Adam@TheWorldview.com. He said, “We wanted to thank you for your dedication to delivering the news with a Godly lens. We listen every morning before homeschool. Praise God for your hard work. We educate our children and five of them wanted to donate to your ministry. Little Scarlett Joy is only 6 months. Sophie (17), Steven II (6), A.J. (5), Lincoln (3), and Hadassah (2) gave $25 collectively from their piggy banks. And we said we would match it. So, our total gift is $50.”
Florida siblings honor Tommy’s June 30th birthday with $65 donation
Mary in Treasure Island, Florida wrote to say, “We were listening to The Worldview this morning and our kids felt inspired to give toward your goal. Their brother’s birthday is June 30th, so they wanted to give $65 dollars in honor of Tommy’s 14th birthday. Thank you again for all the hours you put toward this ministry. What a blessing to have a Christ-honoring perspective of the news delivered neatly to my inbox! It focuses our prayers and efforts. We appreciate it! Praying for you to meet the goal!”
25 new donors gave $6,435.20! In 29 days, listeners gave $64,350.20!
As you know all this month, we’ve had a goal of raising $60,000 by 12 midnight tonight to keep The Worldview in 5 Minutes on the air! Listeners had already pledged $57,915.
We’re grateful to our new donors including 6-year-old Esther in Treasure Island, Florida and Clarabell in Loveland, Colorado — both of whom gave $5 as well as 10-year-old Elizabeth in Treasure Island, Florida and 8-year-old Nadine in Treasure Island, Florida – both of whom gave $10.
Our thanks to 12-year-old Josh in Treasure Island, Florida and 15-year-old Lydia in Treasure Island, Florida – both of whom gave $20 as well as Kezia in Fielding, Manawatu, New Zealand who gave $40.
We appreciate Andrea in Center Point, Iowa, Bobby in Lebanon, Oregon, Steven in Wantage, New Jersey, Phillip in Alliance, Ohio, and Todd in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada – each of whom gave $50.
We were touched by the donations of Mark in Grand Fork, North Dakota, Lushun in Newport News, Virginia, Gregory in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada, and an anonymous donation from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania – each of whom gave $100.
We are grateful for Andrew in Oak Creek, Wisconsin who pledged $20/month for 12 months for a total gift of $180, Phillip in Campobello, South Carolina who gave $200, and Ken in Carthage, North Carolina who pledged $25/month for 12 months for a total gift of $300.
We’re thankful to Lisa in Kingston, Ontario, Canada who gave $300, Renee in Pulaski, Pennsylvania who gave $325 as well as Denise in Fayetteville, Tennessee, Susan in Westtown, Pennsylvania, and Randal in Perrysburg, Ohio – each of whom gave $500.
And we praise God for the generosity of Kandice in Loveland, Colorado who gave $785.20 and Wee in Singapore who gave $2,085.
Those 25 new donors gave $6,435.20!
Ready for the new grand total? Drum roll please. (drum roll sound effect) Our new total is $64,350.20! (crowd cheering effect) That means that we exceeded our one-month goal of $60,000 by $4,350.20. I am almost speechless.
On behalf of the entire Worldview team including Kevin Swanson, Rebekah Swanson, Emily Munday, Jonathan Clark, Kayla White and myself who put together this Christian newscast every weekday, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
In this COVID-challenged economy, the Lord prompted His people, including so many children, to give generously with cheerful hearts.
You didn’t just get us across the finish line, but your donations enabled us to run an extra half-mile past the race’s end point. And technically, we still have one final day on the books. So, if you had hoped to make a donation, but did not do so yet, we welcome your participation to ensure that we have enough resources to keep The Worldview on the air.
You can make your donation here and select the correct dollar amount. Don’t forget to click on the box to make it a recurring donation if that’s your wish.
What would God have you do?
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, June 30th, in the year of our Lord 2020. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I’m Adam McManus (adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.