Independence Day, July 4th, in the year of our Lord 2017
By Kevin Swanson
Remembering Our Founding Fathers’ Reverence for God
In a session of the Continental Congress, the United States of America declared itself an independent nation on July 4th, 1776.
Just before this, Congress called for a “day of humiliation and fasting and prayer” throughout the colonies. The fathers of this nation called the people to mourn over “their manifold sins and transgressions, and by a sincere repentance and amendment of life, appease [God’s] righteous displeasure, and through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ obtain His pardon and forgiveness.”
Not surprisingly, the United States Congress has not followed suit with a proclamation this July 4th.
Let us remember the message from Psalm 9:17. “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”
President Trump Says He Would Be Delighted to Help Charlie Gard
The pope of Rome and now the president of the United States have interceded for Charlie Gard, the 10-month-old baby boy soon to be taken off of life support by order of the British courts.
His parents are seeking to bring the child to America for experimental treatment. Trump spoke up for our nation with a tweet, “we would be delighted [to help.]”
China Puts New Restrictions on the Internet
China’s Netcasting Services Association is on a campaign to clean up the Chinese internet.
The government agency is requiring the removal of pornography, videos depicting aberrant sexual practices like homosexuality, and religious extremism. However, they did not define what religious extremism might include.
Only Ten Percent of Homosexuals in America Get “Married”
Only 10% of American homosexuals have taken advantage of the state and federal laws enabling marriage. And this rate has pretty much plateaued according to a recent Gallup poll.
That compares to about 69% of heterosexuals who get married in America.
Marriage Rate in America Declines
Less Americans overall are getting divorced, only because less Americans are getting married.
Recent data released by the Centers for Disease Control revealed that the marriage rate in America has fallen 1.3% in 15 years while the divorce rate has fallen 0.9%.
Texas Denies Spousal Benefits to Government Employees in Same-Sex Marriages
The Texas Supreme Court has denied spousal benefits to same-sex married couples who are government employees.
The court claimed that the Obergefell decision did not speak to spousal benefits. Homosexuals plan to appeal this to the U.S. Supreme Court where they hope to receive more sympathy for their cause.
Canadian Prime Minister Marches for Homosexual Pride in Toronto
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marched in Toronto’s Arrogant Homosexual march over the weekend.
Trudeau also noted his support for the Islamic month of Ramadan.
Prime Minister Trudeau has rejected the counsel of Proverbs 8:13. “The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way and the perverted mouth, I hate.”
Church Leaders March to Advocate for Homosexuality in Northern Ireland
Methodist, Presbyterian, and Anglican church leaders joined in another march in Belfast, Northern Ireland advocating for unnatural sexual relations between men and men, women and women and even same-sex marriage.
Out of the 15 Western European nations, Northern Ireland is the only nation still holding out against the sexual rite first advocated in the civilized world by the Roman Emperor Nero who married two men, Pythagoras and Sporus.
Oregon Considers Bill Mandating Insurance Coverage for Abortion
The states are radically split on abortion.
Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a bill which provided one million dollars of funding to pro-life pregnancy centers.
At the same time, Oregon advanced a bill in the state house mandating insurance coverage for abortion. Only California requires abortion coverage for insurance plans presently.
Average insurance premiums for families under Obamacare stand at $18,142. That compares with $6,000 per year under Christian Medical Sharing ministries like SamaritanMinistries.org.
Christians living in California and Oregon may still exempt themselves from pro-abortion insurance plans with SamaritanMinistries.org. By the way, mention Generations and The World View when you sign up.
Majority of Americans Believe Civility Has Decreased Since Trump’s Election
70% of Americans believe that civility has decreased in the nation since Donald Trump was elected president.
That’s 80% of Democrats and 65% of Republicans according to the PBS/NPR poll. Only 6% of Americans believe the tone has improved in Washington since last November.
Coffee Shop in North Carolina Operated by Employees with Special Needs
A coffee shop in Wilmington, North Carolina has a very special mission.
Bitty and Beau’s Coffee is operated by 17 employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Two years ago, the Wrights established the coffee shop. They are themselves the parents of two children with Down Syndrome and wanted opportunities for people with disabilities — 70% of whom are unemployed.
California Democrats Receive Death Threats for Rejecting Socialist Medical Program
Now, California Democrats are facing death threats for rejecting a single payer, socialist medical program in the state Assembly.
Speaker of the Assembly, Anthony Rendon, seems to be taking the brunt of the attack from leftist revolutionaries who wanted a government-funded program now.
George Mason University ranks California as the fifth worst financial state below Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Illinois.
And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.