Tuesday, July 25th, in the year of our Lord 2017
By Kevin Swanson
China Works to Shut Down Church Children’s Programs
The Chinese communist government is cracking down more on children’s ministries.
Persecution.org reports that the official Henan Provincial Three-Self Church Committee has banned summer camps and the government is pushing to shut down Sunday Schools.
Christians Sent to Prison in Iran
Persecution against Christians is heating up in Iran as well.
The Center for Human Rights in Iran reports at least 11 Christian converts have received long prison sentences over the last two months from a certain judge named Mashallah Ahmadzadeh. Christian Solidarity released a statement saying they were “deeply disappointed” by these prison sentences that they said were “based on spurious charges.”
Australian Pastor Attacked for Negative Comments About Homosexuality
A Baptist church is under attack in Australia after the pastor made negative comments about homosexuality and Islam.
Since the church is an official “provider of Scripture” to the local public schools, the Australian secular groups have lodged complaints with the New South Wales Department of Education.
Pastor Keith Piper was taken to task when he posted a video in which he said, “Ungodly, leftist western leaders are afraid to teach the Bible, salvation and Christian values in state schools. . . Instead they teach sodomy and how to become a weirdo.”
Federal Judge Blocks Pro-Abortion Law in Illinois
Federal Judge Frederick J. Kapala issued a temporary injunction last Wednesday, preventing the enforcement of a pro-abortion amendment to Illinois’ state healthcare laws.
Alliance Defending Freedom, representing the pro-lifers, called the law “unconstitutional and unethical.” In his ruling, the federal judge ruled that the law “targets the free speech rights of people who have a specific viewpoint.”
Charlie Gard’s Parents Say It’s Too Late to Save Him Now
Charlie Gard’s parents told the media yesterday they have given up the fight to seek treatment for their 11-month-old son in America.
“We had a chance, but we were not allowed. . .” Charlie’s father Chris Gard read a statement to the press in which he bade a fond farewell to his son with these words:
“To Charlie, we say, ‘Mummy and Daddy love you so much. We always have, and we always will, and we are so sorry that we couldn’t save you. Sweet dreams, baby. Sleep tight, our beautiful little boy. We love you.’”
“But Jesus said, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. . .whosoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26)
Vote on Repealing and Replacing Obamacare Happening Today
Republicans in the Senate will make another attempt at repealing and replacing Obamacare today.
Last night, President Donald Trump made his appeal to the Republicans to vote in favor of repealing the federal healthcare program.
“Any senator who votes against starting debate is telling America that you are fine with the Obamacare nightmare, which is what it is.”
Republican Senators Mike Lee and Rand Paul on the right and Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins on the left are less than enthusiastic about the plan to replace as it stands.
Oregon Officials Take Child From His Parents Because of Their Low IQ
Oregon state officials have denied child custody for the parents of a four-year-old boy.
The parents both have lower Intelligence Quotients. Amy Fabbrini and Eric Ziegler are not charged with abuse or neglect, however the State Department of Human Services removed the child because of what they called the parent’s ”limited cognitive abilities”, according to The Oregonian.
At Least Ten People Die in Sweltering Semi-Truck After Crossing the Border
The death toll for the Mexicans and Guatemalans who were discovered in a sweltering hot semi-truck in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio has reached ten.
The man responsible for bringing the human cargo over the border and allowing the deaths could potentially face the death penalty in Texas.
God’s law reminds us “If a stranger dwells with you in your land, you shall not mistreat him. The stranger who dwells among you shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.” (Leviticus 19:34)
Comic-Cons Draw Hundreds of Thousands of Attendees
Over 150,000 people showed up in San Diego over the weekend for Comic Con 2017. And that’s just one of multiple Comic-Con events around the country. Another 200,000 attendees are expected for another Comic-Con in New York later this year.
The first Comic Con sponsored event in 1970 recorded an attendance of 300.
Ephesians 5:15-16 says, “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools. . . redeeming the time for the days are evil.”
Special Report on Charlie Gard After the Newscast
Stay tuned for my Special Report that will give you a little behind the scenes sense of the Charlie Gard story through a conversation with someone who recently flew from Florida to London, England to meet Charlie and his parents.
Special Report: Bobby Schindler Describes Meeting with Charlie Gard and His Parents
And now, as promised, my Special Report
By Adam McManus
Bobby Schindler understands well the pain that Charlie Gard’s parents have been going through since the state ultimately killed his sister, Terri Schiavo, in Florida in 2005 by withholding food and water from her against her family’s wishes.
The World View spoke with Schindler upon his return from London, England where he met Charlie and his parents.
“I was fortunate enough to visit with Charlie Gard’s parents, Connie and Chris. They had invited me over. I really wanted to go just to show my support for them in their efforts to help their son Charlie. They were very humble people, dedicated to fighting for their son. I got a sense that it was taking its toll on them, this fight, emotionally. You could see that it was draining. I could certainly empathize with them with the fight that we had for my sister Terri Schiavo.”
Schindler explained that both the mainstream media and the judge were under the mistaken impression that Charlie was suffering.
“I was able to visit Charlie for a brief time. It was a very moving experience. He looked completely at peace, not suffering as I kept hearing over and over again not only from the hospital, but from the judge as well. But he looked very comfortable. I spent a few minutes with him, saying a short prayer. The parents were just loving parents, intent on trying to get treatment for their son in the hopes that he would improve.”
Schindler, a spokesman for The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network which advocates for 10-15 new patients per month through a pro bono team of attorneys, explained why there’s a growing hostility to the medically vulnerable.
“I think there is a hyper focus on containing costs. It’s a lot cheaper to deny a person care if in fact their prognosis is poor and they are going to need long-term care. At the same time, there is a quality of life ethic that is permeating our medical profession. Based on someone’s quality of life, doctors can now decide whether that person lives or dies and how long they want to provide treatment before they decide that they are going to stop treating that patient.”
Because Genesis 1:27 declares that “God created mankind in His own image”, we know that each human being is worthy of protection and care.
This has been another Special Report. I’m Adam McManus.
And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.
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