Did Planned Parenthood Break the Law?, Obama Visits Muslim Mosque, Asher Bakery Appeals Ruling in North Ireland

Thursday, February 4th, in the year of our Lord, 2016.

By Kevin Swanson

A Christian family-run bakery in Northern Ireland, which refused to bake a cake in support of homosexuality, was fined 500 pounds. Now they are appealing the case to a higher court, to be heard today in Belfast. 500 people attended a rally Monday night in Craigavon supporting the Asher bakery, according to Christian Today. Northern Ireland is one of the last holdouts in the entire Western world on homosexual marriage and abortion.

Four Roman Catholic Church leaders were hospitalized after they were attacked by a mob outside of a police station in Tamil Nadu, India, according to UCA News. The Open Doors ministry says at least nine Christians were killed for their faith in India last year.

The radical Islamic group Al Shabaab is claiming responsibility for killing four Christians in Kenya last weekend. The victims were beheaded or shot to death in their homes.

Jesus said that this would happen in John 15: “If they persecuted M​e, they will also persecute you . . . But all these things they will do to you on account of ​M​y name, because they do not know Him who sent ​M​e.”

President Barack Obama visited an Islamic mosque yesterday. He made an official stop at the Islamic Society of Baltimore. The President thanked the Muslim-Americans for ​ “keeping us safe.” Last week he spoke to a group of Jewish people, and today he will speak at the annual prayer breakfast.

Planned Parenthood harvests baby body parts from aborted babies, and the organization gladly admits to it. They break God’s law. But do they break man’s law? That is the question that interests the media, the courts, and the ​g​rand ​juries. Now Operation Rescue lawyers have uncovered Planned Parenthood invoices that indicate they may have broken the law in relation to trafficking baby body parts. The invoices in question divide out what they call “consent payments” from “reimbursement for supplies.” Attorney Briscoe Cain told ​T​he World View that they are pressing for another ​g​rand ​jury investigation of Planned Parenthood practices: “We’re hoping that the district attorney’s office maybe didn’t see this evidence, and in light of that, they need to look at it again and recall another grand jury to see that, based on the statement of the employee at Planned Parenthood—the one who’s in the video—in conjunction with these invoices, that they were in fact profiting from the sale of baby parts.”

A 72-year-old Georgia inmate was executed early yesterday for the crime of a 1979 ​murder. Brandon Astor Jones was convicted of murdering a convenience store manager 36 years ago. Court delays began when a federal judge had demanded a new hearing after it surfaced that jurors had been allowed to have a Bible in the jury room.

“Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image” (Genesis 9:6).

“It’s been an honor to participate in the 2016 Republican presidential primary. I’m proud of our principled campaign, and the thousands of young people that have been energized by our message: a limited constitutional government. Ours has been a unique voice in this race.” That’s Senator Rand Paul announcing​ that ​he’s quitting the ​ presidential race. The announcement came Wednesday following the Iowa primaries where Paul secured about 5% of the Republican vote. His libertarian and conservative supporters will likely move towards supporting Senator Ted Cruz, who could probably use another 5% in the race to the top against Donald Trump. Former Senator Rick Santorum, who​ has backed out of the race, has now endorsed Marco Rubio.​

A University of New Hampshire poll finds that, among those Republicans who listen to radio talk shows, Ted Cruz received a net favorable rating of 74%, while Donald Trump received a 44% rating. Among those who did not listen to radio talk shows, Trump had a positive rating of only 6%, and Cruz received 12%. Marco Rubio did even better at 25%.

An NBC comedy is taking its blasphemy to a new level. A recent episode of ​Superstore suggests that Jesus Christ was guilty of the sin of homosexuality. ​Back in the days when Jesus walked the earth, the Pharisees accused him of being possessed by the devil. Matthew 12:24—“But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, ‘It is only by Beelzebub, the prince of demons, that this man casts out demons.’”

A group of a​theists got more than they bargained for in a ​little town in Kansas. The Freedom from Religion Foundation is dedicated to promoting the atheist religion, so they bullied the ​post ​office in ​​Pittsburg, Kansas, into removing a “God Bless America” banner. The townsfolk responded by placing 1,500 banners and yard signs in yards and businesses around town.

“And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, ‘The LORD, he is God; the LORD, he is God’” (1 Kings 18:39)​.

The San Francisco Bay area is the most godless, un-churched area in the country, and it has the crime rates to prove it. The city of Oakland is the third most violent city in America, according to FBI rankings. The city of Vallejo is the second most dangerous city. An organization called TBC, Transforming the Bay Area for Christ, was initiated this year in hopes to bring what they call a “holistic gospel” to the Bay area, plant churches, and engage in community projects together.

God’s message to San Francisco remains the same as Paul’s Word to Athens: “But now . . . He commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed.”

And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.