Tuesday, April 19th, in the year of our Lord, 2016.
By Kevin Swanson
Finally, parental rights has become an issue of international concern as of last weekend, thanks to 50 rallies held in 50 cities around the United States and the world. Thousands rallied for the Bodnariu family, a Christian family from Norway who lost custody of all their children to social services last fall. Congressman Trent Franks told the Phoenix rally on Saturday, “If someone came into my home and wanted to arrest me for murder, that would be far less traumatizing to me than someone coming in and taking my 7-year-old twins.” These rallies were sponsored by Romanian Pentecostal churches worldwide. The World View interviewed Pastor Cristian Ionescu, who told us that this tyranny is as bad or worse than what the Romanians suffered under communism: “I’ve lived under communism for 24 years. I have 3 children born in Romania, and I know what it was. It was a very, very bad, very evil system, but nothing that compares to this.”
Ezekiel 16:20 issues the complaint: “You took your sons and your daughters, whom you bore to Me, and these you sacrificed to them to be devoured . . .” Also, Paul tells Christians parents to “bring your children up in the nurture and the admonition of the Lord.”
Attorney Jim Mason from the Home School Legal Defense Association announced yesterday that the truancy case against a homeschool family in Missouri has been resolved. The court summons was dismissed for Anthony and Tiffany Swearengin, who withdrew their children from public school to homeschool them.
The death toll from the Ecuadoran earthquake over the weekend now stands at 350 people. It is the worst disaster in 70 years, and damage is estimated in the billions of dollars for this already impoverished country.
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed a pro-life bill into law last Friday, which bans dismemberment abortions. Governor Bryant said that he is committed to “making Mississippi the safest place in America for an unborn child.”
Psalm 127:3-4 says, “Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.”
After Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam vetoed a bill that would have made the Bible the state book, the bill’s sponsor Jerry Sexton is now appealing to override the veto.
While campaigning in New York, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump a “cancer.” She also referred to the Republican candidate as “the donkey of the decade.” The New York primaries will play out today, where Trump is hoping to win over 50% of the vote.
Police will be working to keep the peace today while parents share the gospel of peace at a controversial Jesus lunch at a high school in Middleton, Wisconsin. Every Tuesday, parents and students gather off-campus for a lunch that includes Bible study and prayer. After the administration attempted to shut it down, students and moms have started an online petition that has already collected 2,000 signatures.
Last year, Apple wasted not and wanted not by gathering over $40 million dollars of gold from recycled gadgets. This is an effort on Apple’s part to take care of the environment.
Actor Harvey Keitel is backing Charles Martland, the Green Beret who was discharged from the Army after defending an Afghan boy from his accused rapist. Keitel, a former Marine, says that Martland and his team leader have merited a medal for their actions, not a discharge.
One of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing survivors, Adrianne Haslet, lost her leg in the attacks, but that didn’t hold her back from running the marathon this year. She toed the start line on Monday with 30,000 other runners. This year’s winners were Ethiopian runners: Lemi Berhanu Hayle for the men’s race with a time of 2:12, and Atsede Baysa for the women’s field with a time of 2:29. That’s impressive, but Business Insider also tells the story of Rob Young, who ran 422 marathons—just last year!
1 Corinthians 9:24-27 says, “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.”
The Dow Jones closed yesterday over the 18,000-point mark for the first time since July of 2015.
Thousands of voters in California are upset after they accidentally registering themselves under the name of a small conservative party. Voters seemed to have been perplexed at the use of “Independent” in the name of the party. This mistake may cost some California voters their place at the ballot box in July.
A 108-year-old female veteran, Lynn Balmer, is making a memorable flight on Monday, April 25th, in a World War II-era biplane.
Houston was deluged by over a foot of rain on Monday, shutting down most of the city. The city referred to it as “a life-threatening emergency.”
In a recent poll from Knights of Columbus, 53% of the respondents believed that the government has been “unfair” to the Little Sisters of the Poor. 63% of Republicans and 44% of Democrats sided with the Little Sisters.
And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.