Thursday, June 7th, in the year of our Lord 2018
By Jonathan Clark
800 Delegates in India Hold Conference on Human Rights
World Watch Monitor reports 800 delegates across India gathered for a conference last month on human rights, marking four years of government by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Tehmina Arora, director of rights group ADF India, told the conference that atrocities against Christians increased by 20 percent last year. Arora said Christians could be beaten for converting Hindus to Christianity or turned in to police just for praying.
Arora also said that of over 240 incidents of persecution reported, police only accepted 25 criminal cases.
Matthew 5:10 says, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Iranian Court Upholds 10-Year Prison Sentence for Four Christians
Four Iranian Christians may be sent to prison any time now after an appeal court upheld their 10-year sentences last month for organizing house churches.
Please pray for these Christian men: Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, Yasser Mossayebzadeh, Saheb Fadaie, and Mohammad Reza Omidi.
Rescuers Search for Survivors of Guatemalan Volcano
World Help, a Christian humanitarian group, is working to bring food, medical aid, and hygiene items to families affected by Guatemala’s Fuego volcano.
The volcano erupted on Sunday, killing an estimated 85 people and injuring hundreds in the country’s worst eruption in a century. Rescuers are still searching for 200 missing individuals, as over 12,000 people have been evacuated.
You can give online through their website https://WorldHelp.net/.
Pro-Life Petition in Northern Ireland Has Gotten over 17,000 Signatures
After Ireland’s referendum to legalize abortion, Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where the murder of unborn babies is illegal in nearly all cases.
Over 17,000 people have signed a petition, calling for the British parliament to not support abortion in Northern Ireland.
Psalm 82:3-4 says, “Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; Free them from the hand of the wicked.”
Christian Teacher Loses Job over Transgender Policy
John Kluge, a Christian teacher in Indiana, says he was forced to resign from Brownsburg High School after refusing to follow a transgender district policy. The policy requires teachers to address students pretending to be the opposite gender by their preferred names and pronouns.
Kluge said his religious beliefs were violated since he was required to encourage students in what he described as a “dangerous lifestyle.”
Kluge told the Huffington Post this was an attack on his Constitutional rights.
“I feel the compelled speech of forcing a teacher to take a side on this very, highly controversial topic is a violation of our First Amendment rights.”
Louisiana Passes Law Banning Abortion After 15 Weeks
Last week, Louisiana Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards (firstname.lastname@example.org) signed the most restrictive abortion legislation, banning the murder of unborn babies in most cases after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
The law faces a legal challenge, but would sentence someone who kills a baby after 15 weeks to 10 years in prison with a fine of up to $100,000.
Trump Administration Refuses to Recognize LGBT Pride Month
Unlike President Barack Obama, the Trump administration has refused to acknowledge June as “LGBT Pride Month.”
Organizations supporting sexual perversions like The Human Rights Campaign Fund decried the lack of recognition by President Trump.
Public Hearing on California Bill Coming June 12
California lawmakers are considering Assembly Bill 2943, which would ban conversion therapy for people experiencing unwanted same-sex attractions. The bill also prohibits material that would help free people from these vile passions, prompting the concern that the bill would even ban the Bible.
The only committee hearing open to public testimonies is scheduled for June 12th. Liberty Council is holding a “Day of Action” rally at the state’s capitol that day, featuring testimonies of individuals saved from sexually perverted lifestyles as well as prayer and messages by Christian leaders.
Despite man’s attempts, Isaiah 40:8 reminds us that “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.”
Police Officer Gives God Glory for Rescue of Little Girl from Burning House
And finally, Cody Downs, a Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputy in Texas, received a call about a burning house last Saturday which had a 3-year-old girl trapped inside.
Downs charged into the blaze, rescuing the girl.
Afterwards, the deputy said, “[I felt] joy because I found the child and she was alive and she was breathing. And by the grace of God, you know, He put her under a blanket. I firmly believe that God wrapped a blanket around that child to keep her from getting injured.”
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, June 7th in the year of our Lord 2018. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.