FLOTUS Recites the Lord’s Prayer, Congressmen Appeal to Turkey for Christian Pastor, Anglicans Buckle More on Homosexuality

Tuesday, February 21st, in the year of our Lord 2017

By Kevin Swanson

78 US Senators and Representatives Urge Turkish President to Release American Pastor

Seventy-eight United States Senators and Representatives issued a letter to the president of Turkey, urging an immediate release of an American pastor. Andrew Brunson has been incarcerated for four months on false charges of terrorism.

The pastor has labored in Turkey for 20 years. The ACLJ reports that Brunson’s daughter has had to postpone her wedding as she waits for her father’s release. 

South Sudan Suffers Famine Conditions

The United Nations has declared South Sudan under famine conditions. 100,000 people are on the verge of starvation, and almost 5,000,000 are in urgent need of help. In a nation torn by years of civil war, 1.5 million people have moved to Uganda, turning this into Africa’s biggest crisis at the present. 

Greece Well on Its Way to Being the Poorest Country in the European Union

Greece is catching up with Romania and Bulgaria, soon to be the poorest country in the European Union. Since 2008, twice the percentage of citizens in Greece are rated as “severely materially deprived.”

According to a Reuters study, Romania, Bulgaria, and Poland have improved the most with their poverty rates since 2008, while Greece, Cypress, Italy, and Spain have become more impoverished.

Australia Announces Plans to Support International Planned Parenthood

So far, eight countries are contributing to a new global abortion fund in an attempt to counter President Trump’s efforts to defund the murder of children in their mother’s wombs internationally.

Australia has announced they will contribute $7.5 million to the International Planned Parenthood Federation to help fund abortions and abortifacients in nations like Nepal and Vanuatu. 

President Trump Announces Replacement for Michael Flynn as National Security Advisor

President Donald Trump has announced another appointment for the position of National Security Advisor. Lt. General H.R. McMaster will head up the National Security Council, replacing Michael Flynn, who recently resigned after only 24 days on the job. 

Melania Trump Recites the Lord’s Prayer at Rally in Florida

First Lady Melania Trump made national news when she recited the Lord’s Prayer, word for word, at a Trump rally in Florida.

“Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory. Forever and ever. Amen.”

Susan B. Anthony List Supports Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

The pro-life Susan B. Anthony List is mobilizing support for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch. In an interview with The World View, Mallory Quigley with the Susan B. Anthony List  said Gorsuch is an exceptional choice as a replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia.

“In nominating Judge Gorsuch, President Trump kept his promise to only choose pro-life justices for the Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch is a distinguished jurist. He has a very strong record of protecting life and religious liberty as evidenced by opinions he wrote about the Hobby Lobby and Little Sisters of the Poor cases. And, in his doctoral dissertation, he wrote that human life is ‘fundamentally and inherently valuable.’”

Leftist Organization Makes List of “Anti-Government” and “Hate” Groups

The Southern Poverty Law Center has released its latest list of what it calls “anti-government groups.” Included on the list are Eagle Forum, WorldNetDaily.com, the Constitution Party, Tea Party groups, and the John Birch Society.

The left-wing organization also published a list of 907 so-called hate groups which include the Family Research Council, Chick Publications, Chalcedon, and American Vision. 

Anglican House of Bishops Calls for “Welcome and Support” for Homosexuals

The Church of England continues to buckle under pressure from those who favor the sins of sodomy and homosexuality, reports the BBC.

The report by the House of Bishops called for a “culture of welcome and support” for homosexuals. But it maintained that marriage in church should only be between a man and a woman, and services should not be held to bless same-sex relationships.

The House of Bishops voted overwhelmingly (43-1) in favor of the report, and the House of Laity backed it by 106 votes to 83. But to win approval, the report had to win backing in all three houses and the Clergy, to their credit, rejected it by 100 votes to 93.

Worth noting, the Apostle Paul did not welcome or support homosexuality. 1 Corinthians 6:1011 says Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators . . . nor homosexuals, nor sodomites . . . will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed . . . you were sanctified.”

Bob Jones University Regains Tax-Exempt Status

Bob Jones University will regain its non-profit status after almost 30 years.

In a famous case that was finally decided at the Supreme Court, the university was stripped of its 501c(3) status over the school’s prohibition of inter-racial dating and marriage. Most of the states instituted laws prohibiting inter-racial marriages until 1948. But in 1967, the Supreme Court declared such laws unconstitutional.

Most American Presidents Have Identified as Christian

American presidents have been mostly Christian by profession. Online encyclopedias have listed the religion though of Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama, Rutherford Hayes, Andrew Johnson, and Thomas Jefferson as “unspecified” or “deist.”

Of the 45 presidents, there have been four Baptists, one Congregational, two Dutch Reformed, 11 Episcopalians, four Methodists, eight Presbyterians, one Roman Catholic, two Quakers, and four Unitarians.

It was John Adams who said, “We recognize no sovereign but God, and no king but Jesus!”

Psalm 33:12 says, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom He has chosen as His heritage!”  

And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.