Daughter Pleads for Missionary Imprisoned in Turkey, Global Atheist Convention Cancelled, Southern Baptist Russell Moore Calls Judge Moore to Step Down

Monday, November 20th, in the year of our Lord 2017

By Adam McManus

Daughter of American Pastor Imprisoned in Turkey Postpones Her Wedding Until His Return

The daughter of Andrew Brunson, an American pastor wrongly imprisoned in Turkey on false charges for more than 400 days, testified at the U.S. Helsinki Commission, reports Christian Headlines.

Jacqueline Furnari asked that Congress help secure the release of her father.

“My husband and I decided to have a civil ceremony and to postpone our wedding until my father is home. I’m still waiting for my wedding. I’m still waiting to wear that wedding dress that I got almost a year and a half ago. I’m still waiting for my dad to walk me down the aisle, and I’m still waiting for that father-daughter dance.”

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have both personally requested his release, but the Turkish government has refused.

Join 390,000 Christians and sign The American Center for Law petition calling for Brunson’s release.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Leads Women in Chanting “Impeach 45!”

California Congresswoman Maxine Waters continued her crusade against President Trump last week by leading women at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in an “Impeach 45!” chant at Brooklyn’s King Theatre.

“You recognize when a leader is irresponsible. You recognize when a leader is dishonorable and disrespectful of you. You recognize when a leader is dangerous, even if that leader is the president of the United States of America,”

“Impeach 45! Impeach 45!”

Waters addressed a theatre packed with liberal women – and school girls bused in from around Manhattan – last Monday, when she heaped praise on Glamour, a liberal women’s magazine that honored the 79-year-old career politician with its Woman of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award.

Michael Savage Points Out America’s Vulnerability to Destructive Ideologies

Radio talk show host Michael Savage, author of God, Faith and Reason, wrote that one of the consequences of the breakdown in religious life in America, he says, noting the nation’s Judeo-Christian roots, is America’s vulnerability to destructive ideologies.

Savage asked, “So, now, where are we with this … nation of a hundred gods in a hundred languages?  No unity, no cohesion. Exactly what the new world order wants, a nation of broken disparate elements that can easily be molded and pushed to a new ideology.”

The “new ideology,” he said, is “once again the old one of Marxism.”

“A giant world state that becomes the new organizing principle, the new community of man that Obama tried to sell us. That is the antithesis of this nation,” noting a recent survey that found about half of millennials are infatuated with communism.

“I’m trying to bring citizens back from worshipping the state to worshipping God,” pointing out that, historically, such movements promising a utopian future have paved a path to hell on earth.

These millennials, he said, “don’t know that communism led to the deaths of 90 million people in the last century.”

Exodus 20: 2-3 says, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before Me.”

Global Atheist Convention Cancelled Due to Lack of Ticket Sales

The third annual Global Atheist Convention, ironically dubbed “Reason to Hope,” has been cancelled due to dismal ticket sales, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

Turns out, offering nihilism packaged as “hope” doesn’t sell too well to the masses.

Neither one of the atheist keynote speakers – evolutionist Richard Dawkins nor novelist Salman Rushdie, author of “The Satanic Verses”, could excite enough God-haters.

Apparently, there’s a global rejection of the depressing message that there is no God.

Psalm 14:1 declares, “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’”

Virginia Real Estate Board Accuses Christian Realtors of Discrimination

The Virginia Real Estate Board has repeatedly filed complaints against Christian realtors, accusing them of discrimination, reports Charisma News.

Their crime? Using Bible verses on their websites and email signatures and Christian symbolism in their materials. While Fair Housing laws prohibit discriminatory ads and behavior, not expressions of personal faith.

To be clear, there is no evidence they ever refused their services to anyone nor did the board charge them with doing so.

The American Center for Law and Justice insists that “This is a classic tactic of the anti-Christian left: claim that by exercising their faith Christians are acting in a discriminatory manner and then in-turn discriminate against Christians in the name of tolerance. It’s just plain wrong.”

Southern Baptist Leader Russell Moore Calls for Roy Moore to Step Aside

It’s the battle of the Moores.

Russell Moore, the leader of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, has now publicly called for Judge Roy Moore to step aside in his race for the U.S. Senate in Alabama.

Russell Moore tweeted, “Christian, if you cannot say definitively, no matter what, that adults creeping on teenage girls is wrong, do not tell me how you stand against moral relativism.”

According to TheHill.com, five women have now accused Moore of sexual assault.

Russell Moore further tweeted:

“There are girls and women in our churches, right now, wondering where they can turn as they are molested by predators. I know Jesus’ answer. What about that of the church?”

Roy Moore has denied all of the allegations.  Some Republicans and Christians, like presidential candidate Alan Keyes, Operation Rescue’s Troy Newman and Faith 2 Action’s Janet Porter, continue to support him.

Due to the allegations though, polls are showing that his Democrat opponent in the special election December 12th is gaining.

New Movie Depicts the Life of the Apostle Paul

Jim Caviezel, who portrayed Jesus Christ in The Passion of the Christ, will be portraying Luke in the upcoming Biblical epic film “Paul, Apostle of Christ.”

The movie will bring to life the thrilling story of Saul of Tarsus, the man who once persecuted Christians, converted on the road to Damascus, and who went on to become one of the most important figures of the church.

James Faulkner will portray Paul and the movie will also depict the perilous world of Rome in the time of Nero’s persecution of Christians.

“Paul, Apostle of Christ” premieres in theaters across America on Easter, March 28, 2018.

And finally, Operation Christmas Child Brings Gifts to Hurricane Victims in the Caribbean

Operation Christmas Child delivered shoeboxes full of Christmas gifts, through Samaritan’s Purse, to about 250 children on the Caribbean island of Barbuda after the devastation of Hurricane Irma, reports The Christian Post.

Texas pastor Mark Brumbelow and his wife, Cherry, whose home was destroyed in Hurricane Harvey, accompanied Samaritan’s Purse workers to distribute the gifts.

Brumbelow, who pastors Grace Baptist Church in Wild Peach, Texas, said, “The shoeboxes just put smiles on their faces. Children that had so much to frown about had so much to smile about that day. It was just such a blessing to feel that joy and the excitement and be a part of that. … And the Gospel message was wonderfully presented that day.”

Closing Line

And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Monday, November 20th in the year of our Lord 2017. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

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Zimbabwe Army Seizes Control of the Country’s Government

Zimbabwe, Africa’s ruling party dismissed 97-year-old President Robert Mugabe yesterday and reinstated Emmerson Mnangagwa, the vice-president he fired, reports Reuters.

The army seized control on Wednesday, confining him to his residence, saying it wanted to target the “criminals” around him.

In scenes reminiscent of the downfall of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1989, men, women and children ran alongside the armoured cars and the troops who stepped in this week to oust the only ruler Zimbabwe has known since independence in 1980.

Man Who Falsely Accused Jakarta, Indonesia’s Governor Sentenced to Prison

An Indonesian court sentenced Buni Yani to 18 months in prison for making discriminatory remarks against Jakarta’s former governor Basuki Purnama, reports Asia News.

Buni Yani was found guilty of altering a September 2016 video in which Purnama warns residents against those who use Qurʾānic verses for political gain.

Once the tampered tape was posted online, Buni posted comments that were tantamount of hate speech. This sparked violent protests by radical Islamic groups and contributed to Purnama’s defeat even though he was the favorite in last April’s elections for the governorship of the Indonesian capital.

Based on this falsified evidence, Purnama was tried and found guilty of defaming Islam and sentenced to two years in jail on May 9th. Ironically, Purnama’s sentence for false charges is longer than the sentence of his lying accuser.

Nonetheless, God brought out the truth in the end.

President Trump Decides Not to Allow Import of Elephants Hunted in Zimbabwe

President Donald Trump Friday has dramatically reversed his decision to allow elephants hunted and killed in Zimbabwe to be imported into the US, reports The Daily Mail.

Senator Ted Cruz Addresses Allegations Against Roy Moore

According to the Texas Tribune, Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas addressed the allegation against Judge Roy Moore who is running in a special election for U. S. Senate in Alabama.

“One of two things should happen: If these allegations are true, Judge Moore should drop out now. The people of Alabama deserve to have the option of voting for a strong conservative who has not committed criminal conduct. Or two, if these allegations are not true, then Judge Moore needs to come forward with a strong, persuasive rebuttal demonstrating that they are untrue.”

Abortionist Found Guilty of Homicide After Patient Dies from Botched Abortion

Jaime Morales was a healthy 30-year old woman when she walked into the Liberty Women’s Healthcare abortion mill in Flushing, New York, on July 9, 2016, for an elective second trimester abortion, reports Life News.

Despite the fact that Morales was bleeding heavily and had collapsed once at the abortion mill, the abortionist discharged her to her sister, who put Morales in her car and began the trip to the sister’s home in the Bronx. Along the way Morales fell off the back seat and became non-responsive as the result of continued hemorrhaging.

By evening, she was dead.

In a rare case of criminal prosecution of an abortionist for causing the death of a patient, Robert Rho, was arrested on October 11, 2016, after a Grand Jury issued an indictment against him for Second Degree Manslaughter (Reckless Homicide), a Class C Felony that carries a penalty of 3 1/2 to 15 years in prison.

Ryan Seacrest Denies Allegations of Misconduct

TV personality Ryan Seacrest denied acting badly in the midst of an allegation by his former wardrobe stylist, reports Deadline.com.

The anonymous accuser wanted a “substantial amount of money to keep quiet.” Weary of the implications of guilt baked into acquiescing to such a financial demand, Seacrest refused and decided to go public.

“I dispute these reckless allegations and I plan to cooperate with any corporate inquiries that may result.”

Seacrest’s response lands just less than five months before the ABC version of Idol is set to debut on March 11.

Senator Al Franken Says He is Ashamed of Forcibly Kissing and Groping Woman on USO Tour

Senator Al Franken has written a letter to the woman who accused him of forcibly kissing and groping her during a 2006 USO tour, saying he is ashamed of his actions and apologizes, reports the Associated Press.

Los Angeles radio host Leeann Tweeden said Franken explained there was no excuse for the photo taken of him posing in a joking manner while apparently placing his hands on her chest while she was asleep aboard a transport plane.

Pro-Lifers Expected to Appeal Pittsburgh “Buffer Zones” Outside Abortion Mills

Pro-life activists are expected to appeal a Pennsylvania court’s ruling that upheld a city’s ordinance that imposes a buffer zone of 15 feet outside abortion mills, reports The Christian Post.

In September 2014, Alliance Defending Freedom filed a lawsuit against the city of Pittsburgh in an attempt to block an ordinance that stated people could not “knowingly congregate, patrol, picket or demonstrate in a zone extending 15 feet from any entrance to the hospital or health care facility.”

The ADF argued that the ordinance allowed for “censorship zones” throughout the city, especially for pro-life activists who seek to protest outside abortion mills.

Huge Parasites Found Inside North Korean Soldier Who Escaped to South Korea

Enormous 11-inch parasites have been found inside the body of a North Korean soldier who was recently shot by border guards as he fled across the border, revealing clues as to the poor health conditions inside the secretive regime, reports The Christian Post. The parasites are slowing down his ability to recover from the gunshot wounds.

South Korean doctor Lee Cook-jong said, “I’ve never seen anything like this in my 20 years as a physician.”

The BBC noted, “The North still uses human feces as fertilizers. If these feces are untreated and fertilize vegetables that are later eaten uncooked, the parasites get into the mouth and the intestines of the person.”

Walmart Cashier Helps Elderly Man Count His Change

Sometimes it’s the smallest good deeds that mean the most.

Facebook user Spring Herbison Bowlin of Clarksdale, Mississippi posted a photo last week of a Walmart cashier helping an older man count his change, reports Good News Network.

After the cashier gave him the total for his groceries, the man was apparently embarrassed by having to pay in coins, even though Bowlin insisted that she didn’t mind.

Bowlin wrote, “He looks apologetically back at me and starts taking handfuls of change out of his pockets. He miscounts and starts to get flustered. Gives me a muttered, ‘I’m so sorry.’ His hands and voice are shaking.”

Then, the woman behind the counter offers to help.

“This beautiful cashier said, … ‘This is not a problem, honey. We will do this together.’”

After Bowlin thanked the WalMart cashier for helping the elderly gentleman, the cashier said, “What’s wrong with our world is we’ve forgotten how to love one another.”