Christians “open” to share their faith, but few do so; Oklahoma’s pro-life law stopped abortion mills; Helsinki Court continuing to persecute Christian stateswoman

It’s Wednesday, June 8th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at I’m Adam McManus. (

By Jonathan Clark

Helsinki Court continuing to persecute Christian stateswoman

The Helsinki Court of Appeals is reopening a case against Päivi Räsänen,
a Christian statewoman.

The court acquitted her of hate speech earlier this year, but the Finnish prosecutor appealed the case.

The case began in 2019 when Räsänen dared to tweet a Bible verse and expressed opposition to sexually perverted lifestyles.

Alliance Defending Freedom International is representing Räsänen. Paul Coleman with ADF said, “As is so often the case in ‘hate speech’ trials, the process has become part of the punishment.”

Psalm 14:4 asks, “Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up My people as they eat bread, and do not call on the LORD?”

World Bank predicts slower growth year

The World Bank slashed its economic forecast for this year.

A report from the organization expects the world economy to grow 2.9% this year, down from its original forecast of 4.1%. The expected growth of the U.S. economy is 2.5%, down from an initial estimate of 3.7%.

The report anticipates weak growth of the world economy over the next decade due to decades-high inflation, COVID-19 lockdowns, and the war in Ukraine.

San Fran D.A. recall & unlikely L.A. Mayoral frontrunner

Seven states, including California, held their primaries yesterday.

Dissatisfied voters in liberal strongholds like Los Angeles and San Francisco are poised to send a message to their Democrat leaders.

San Francisco’s Democrat district attorney Chesa Boudin is facing a recall election. Meanwhile, billionaire and former Republican Rick Caruso is the unlikely frontrunner in the Los Angeles race for mayor.

Since the pandemic, hundreds of thousands of people have left the cities in the face of increasing crime, homelessness, and inflation.

Oklahoma’s pro-life law stopped abortion mills

Last month, Oklahoma enacted a strong pro-life law that bans the killing of unborn babies at any time during pregnancy — with some exceptions.

Now, the state’s largest abortion mill, Tulsa Women’s Clinic, is no longer doing abortions. Oklahoma’s other abortion mills have also come to a standstill.

Abortion across Oklahoma and Texas has become much more difficult. And pro-life groups are working to provide women with more pregnancy centers, maternity homes, and adoption agencies.

Christians “open” to share their faith, but few do so

A new Lifeway Research survey found that most self-identified Christians want to share their faith but few have done so recently.

Seventy-three percent of respondents said they are open to sharing their faith with a friend, and 56% are open to sharing their faith with a stranger.

Fifty-three percent of Christians have shared their faith with a friend in the last six months, but only 30% have done so with a stranger. Sixty-six percent of Christians said they are not familiar with any methods for telling others about Jesus.

Personally, I would recommend Evangelism Explosion founded by the late D. James Kennedy,, and Ray Comfort’s Living Waters ministry with lots of creative tracts.

1 Peter 3:15 says, “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.”

Australia’s 100-mile-long plant

Scientists have discovered the largest known plant on earth.

It’s a seagrass off the coast of Australia that spreads over 100 miles.

Genetic testing shows the sprawling seagrass is just one plant. Based on its growth rate, it may have spread from a single seed about 4,000 years ago.

Worldview listeners in Texas and Indiana share their thoughts

More Worldview listeners have shared what they enjoy about the newscast.

In an email to me at, Cathy Blake in Fate, Texas wrote, “I look forward to The Worldview every morning for important news stories that I most likely wouldn’t know about. You are my main source of news as I do not watch the biased, liberal-leaning local or national news channels. Nor do I read the Dallas newspapers! I often share the stories with my homeschooled children to discuss current events. And, as a Christian, I appreciate the relevant Bible verses at the end of some stories.”

And Matt and Amanda Dreyer in Greencastle, Indiana wrote, “As a homeschool family with three boys, The Worldview is very special to us.  We listen to it every day and never miss an episode.  We especially love how you balance what is going on in the United States with what is going on around the world so we can be aware of persecution and pray for our brothers and sisters.  It is also special because our boys – Elijah, age 14, Malachi, age 11, and Samuel, age 6 — can all listen and learn as well.  There is no other news source that we know of where young children to adults can safely listen, learn from and be encouraged in Christ.  Thank you for what you do.”

9 Worldview listeners gave $745 toward out $19,000 Friday goal

Toward our goal of raising $76,000 by Tuesday, July 5th, and our smaller goal of $19,000 by this Friday, June 10th, nine Worldview listeners stepped up to the plate.

We appreciate the donations of Amy in Navarre, Florida who gave $25, Miriam in Red Oak, Iowa who gave $30, Curtis in North Augusta, South Carolina who gave $40, and Doug in Galloway, Ohio who gave $50.

And we thank God for the generosity of Amy in Coeur D Alene, Idaho, Kristen in Bowling Green, Virginia, Robin in Wellington, Florida, and Linda in Tampa, Florida – each of whom gave $100 as well as Reginald in Center Point, Iowa who gave $200.

Ready for the first-day grand total? Drum roll please. (drum sound effect) $745!  (Crowd cheering)

That means, in order to hit our June 10th goal, we still need to find 6 Worldview listeners to pledge $100/month for 12 months, 12 people to pledge $50/month for 12 months, and 22 listeners to give $25/month for 12 months.

Just go to, click on Give, select the dollar amount, and then click on the recurring tab button.

Thank you for helping to provide the funding to keep this newscast on the air.


And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, June 8th, in the year of our Lord 2022. 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.