Monday, July 25th, in the year of our Lord 2016
By Adam McManus
Donald Trump Farther in the Lead Against Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump is enjoying a post-Republican National Convention bounce. According to the LA Times Presidential Election Poll, Trump pulls out his biggest lead yet against Hillary Clinton — 45.1% to 41.7 %.
Dobson Endorses Trump
Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family and Family Talk radio, endorsed the Republican nominee for U.S. President, Donald Trump. Dobson said his endorsement comes out of “great concern about Hillary Clinton,” and his appreciation for the “selection of Gov. Mike Pence as Mr. Trump’s running mate.”
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Resigns amid Controversy
The Democratic National Committee chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, announced her decision to resign yesterday amid controversy over 20,000 leaked emails that exposed the DNC’s underhanded efforts to stifle Sen. Bernie Sanders’ popularity during the primaries.
Proverbs 5:22 tells us that “The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is held fast in the cords of his sin.”
American Family Association Opposes Transgender Bathroom Policy at Target and Chicago YMCA
The American Family Association has announced it will continue its boycott of Target for what they call a dangerous policy, allowing transgendered use of bathrooms. Thus far, they have collected 1.4 million signatures in the boycott of the chain department store. Ed Vitagliano, Executive Vice President of AFA, has also been speaking out against the Chicago YMCA bathroom policy that allows for transgendered use of their bathrooms.
Vitagliano spoke the to World View on what he sees as an alarming trend. “It’s clear to us that, [from] not only the Bible, but nature itself, that mankind exists with only two genders, male and female. Once you depart from that very clear dichotomy, there is not real stopping place.”
More Terrorist Attacks in Germany and Afghanistan
It was a big weekend for terror around the world. Germany was hit with two more terrorist events — nine people died in a mass shooting at a mall in Munich. The suspect, an 18-year-old Iranian immigrant, was found dead shortly after the attack. And last night a suicide bomber injured at least ten at an open-air music festival in Ansbach. That adds up to three terrorist attacks in Germany and one in France in the last ten days alone. Also, another 80 people were killed in a terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday.
Psalm 10 says, “He sits in the lurking places of the villages; In the secret places he murders the innocent; His eyes are secretly fixed on the helpless. He lies in wait secretly, as a lion in his den; Arise, O Lord! O God, lift up Your hand! Break the arm of the wicked and the evil man; Seek out his wickedness until You find none.”
Chinese Churches Banned From Meeting for Worship During G20 Summit
The US-backed Radio Free Asia reported that churches in China are banned from leading religious worship during the G20 summit in September in order to “create a safe environment for the meeting.” Zhang Mingxuan, the president of China’s House Church Alliance, objected, saying that “the Bible teaches that we cannot stop meeting.”
Colorado Baker in Homosexual Wedding Cake Case Appeals to Supreme Court
The Colorado Baker, Jack Phillips, is appealing his case to the United States Supreme Court. Homosexual activists took issue with Phillips four years ago, when he refused to celebrate homosexual marriage with one of his cakes. Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission issued a ruling against Phillips for violating discrimination statutes. Alliance Defending Freedom is appealing this case to the Supreme Court, on the basis that “Freedom of expression–including artistic expression—is a protected right. A government that forces Americans to express certain messages against their conscience acts outside of the U.S. Constitution.”
Christian Donates to Muslim Butcher Who Was Robbed and Injured
A Christian woman in England is being recognized for donating $1,300 to a Muslim butcher who was attacked and robbed at his shop. Christian Today reports Mohammed Riaz, 58, suffered a broken jaw, loosened teeth, and cuts and bruises when intruders attacked and robbed him of $3,900. The woman, who identified herself only as Jane, wrote, “Dear Mr. Riaz, I was so sorry to read in the Telegraph of the attack on your shop. I am a Christian, and Jesus Christ taught that when we see someone in trouble we should not walk by without helping.”
Jesus said, “Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:43-45)
Hindu Extremist Mob Attacks Three Christians
Three Indian Christians are in serious condition after a suspected Hindu extremist mob attacked them, reports Persecution Relief’s Indian branch. On July 17, a mob of 50 people questioned the men about their Christian faith, destroyed the Patels’ home, and then attacked Christians Umesh Patel, his father Sudhama Patel, and a family friend.
Benham Brothers Object to NBA’s Decision to Pull Game from North Carolina
Evangelist Franklin Graham is not the only one who objects to the NBA’s decision to pull the 2017 All-Star game from Charlotte to protest North Carolina’s transgender bathroom law. The Christian Post reports that David and Jason Benham, conservative Christian twins from North Carolina, said that the NBA doesn’t “really care about transgender [people], they don’t care about all of these other people that they exploit. They want to rub an issue raw and keep agitating to push their agenda.” North Carolina enacted the House Bill 2 law in March which requires people in government buildings, including schools and universities, to use bathroom facilities designated for their birth sex.
Christian Churches Were Targeted During Turkish Military Coup
During the recent failed military coup in Turkey on July 15th, now reports are surfacing that Christian churches WERE targeted. Middle East Concern, a Christian rights advocates group, reported that a group of 10 people in Trabzon attacked Santa Maria Church with paving stones and hammers, smashing windows, attempting to break in until Muslims in the neighborhood stopped them.
And that’s The World View in Five Minutes.