Monday, October 10th, in the year of our Lord 2016
By Adam McManus
Death Toll from Hurricane Matthew at 900 in Haiti
The latest death toll in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew now stands at 900 people, including at least nine Americans. And the U.S. death toll stands at 19.
Samaritan’s Purse, headed by Franklin Graham, has sent 20 metric tons of relief supplies for the people of Haiti in its DC-8 aircraft. Graham explained on his Facebook post that “At Samaritan’s Purse we don’t run from disasters – but we run to them. We go to help people in Jesus’ name.”
The Washington Post Releases 2005 Video in Which Trump Said Lewd Things About Women
The Washington Post posted a highly damaging video on Friday afternoon in which Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump makes extremely lewd comments about women.
It was just months after marrying Melania, his third wife, in 2005. In the video, Trump indicated his intention to commit adultery with a married woman. Within short order of the release of the video, Trump released an apology.
“I’ve never said I’m a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone that I’m not. I’ve said and done things I regret, and the words released today on this more than a decade-old video are one of them.”
Senator Mike Lee Calls Trump to Step Down
Republican Utah Senator Mike Lee was horrified by Trump’s graphic comments on the 2005 secret video.
“If anyone spoke to my wife or my daughter or my mother or any one of my five sisters the way Mr. Trump has spoken to women, I certainly don’t think I’d feel comfortable hiring that person to be the leader of the free world.”
And Senator Lee called on Trump to step down.
“You yourself, sir, Mr. Trump, have stated repeatedly that the goal, the objective, has got to be to defeat Hillary Clinton in November. I couldn’t agree more. For precisely that reason, Mr. Trump, I respectfully ask you to step aside, step down.”
17 Republican Officials Rescind Support for Trump
According to the website fivethirtyeight.com, as of 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, 17 Trump-supporting GOP officials had rescinded their support of Trump; and 19 Republicans, including Senator Mike Lee, are calling on Trump to quit the presidential race altogether.
Radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt tweeted, “For the benefit of the country, the party and his family, and for his own good, Donald Trump should withdraw. More and worse opposition research coming.”
A defiant Trump told the Wall Street Journal that there was “zero chance” that he would drop out.
Gary Bauer Says He Supports Trump Despite Inappropriate Language
Gary Bauer, an evangelical Christian leader, said Trump’s “grossly inappropriate language” does not change the choice facing the country in the Nov. 8 election and that “I continue to support the Trump-Pence ticket.”
Christianity Today reports that other Christian leaders were less forgiving. Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, tweeted an article detailing evangelical apathy toward the Trump tape, calling it a “disgrace.”
God’s Word tells us, “He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.” (Proverbs 28:13)
Presidential Debate Moderator Accuses Trump of Sexual Assault
The second presidential debate last night abandoned traditional decorum several times. Clinton went after Trump for denigrating women, and moderator Anderson Cooper accused Trump of committing sexual assault. Donald Trump pointed out Bill Clinton’s infidelities, and called him “abusive.” Trump also said he would appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton — and threatened that the Secretary of State may be jailed under his administration.
Proverbs 16:12 tells us “It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness..”
Victims of Bill Clinton’s Sexual Assaults Warn Voters About Hillary Clinton
In an exclusive Breitbart video interview, the victims of Bill Clinton’s sexual assaults — Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, and Paula Jones — assembled for the first time in person to express their personal fear of Hillary Clinton and to warn voters that Clinton does not stand for women’s issues.
Willey called out NBC’s Andrea Mitchell and CNN’s Jake Tapper by name, challenging them by saying, “These were not infidelities. A rape is not an infidelity. These are crimes. Any other people would be in jail… This is no longer about infidelities, indiscretions, girlfriends, sex, interns — none of those. This is about a serial rapist, a predator, and his wife who has enabled his behavior all of these years.”
YouTube Suspends Channel Promoting Testimony of Columbine Shooting Victim
Rachel Scott’s Christian testimony is being censored by YouTube, reports WorldNetDaily. On April 20, 1999, Rachel was the first of 13 fatalities in the shooting spree of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold at Columbine High School in Colorado before the gunmen committed suicide. Having already been shot in the chest, arm and leg, Rachel was asked by Harris whether she believed in God. When she said, “You know I do,” Harris replied, “Well, go be with Him,” before shooting Rachel again in the temple.
Jesus said, “Whoever acknowledges Me before others, I will also acknowledge before My Father in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32)
PureFlix has produced a new evangelistic movie about her story entitled “I’m Not Ashamed” and has been prohibited from promoting it on YouTube for 11 long months. The trailer was taken down late in 2015, and the movie’s entire channel then was suspended. The only reason YouTube has allowed the trailer back up now before the October 21st release date is because of embarrassing media inquiries. Korie and Sadie Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame appear in the film along with Christian musician Jaci Velasquez.
California Passes Bill Banning Undercover Investigations of Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood of California is thrilled. They convinced the state legislature there to pass a bill that makes it illegal to distribute secretly-recorded healthcare conversations like the ones released by David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress which documented that Planned Parenthood sold baby body parts. The law will go into effect in 2017, reports ChristianHeadlines.com.
Homosexual Marriage Supporters in Australia Rally Against Public Vote
Hundreds of supporters of homosexual marriage rallied in Australia’s two largest cities on Saturday against a plan to hold a public vote on the issue. Christian Today reports that Australia’s center-right government introduced legislation to parliament last month to hold a public vote in February 2017.
How You Can Help Hurricane Victims in Haiti
The immediate needs in Haiti are water, shelter, sanitarian assistance and medical help. You can make a donation at www.SamaritansPurse.org.
Pastor Saeed Abedini Files for Divorce
Sadly, Pastor Saeed Abedini, the Iranian-American who was imprisoned in Iran for three years, has filed for divorce from his estranged wife Naghmeh who spent years lobbying for his release. Abedini claimed on Facebook that the “only path toward healing is apart.” The Idaho Statesman reported that Pastor Abedini pleaded guilty to domestic battery following a July 2007 incident at the couple’s West Boise home and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, which was suspended.
And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.