Government Shutdown Triggered by Blocked Spending Bill, Billy Graham’s Daughter Warns of Judgment on America, Special Report: March for Life

Monday, January 22nd, in the year of our Lord 2018

By Adam McManus

Islamists Who Killed Egyptian Christian Pledge to Kill More Believers

Islamic militants who shot and killed a man on Saturday in Egypt because of his cross tattoo have pledged to kill more people belonging to the nation’s beleaguered Christian community, a friend of the deceased believer has said, reports the Associated Press.

Senate Blocks Spending Bill and Triggers Government Shutdown

The Senate rejected a one-month spending bill early Saturday, triggering the shutdown of many government services and setting off a partisan fight over who would bear the political consequences, reports the Wall Street Journal.

The bill was blocked in a 50-49 vote, well short of the 60 votes it needed.

President Donald Trump tweeted, “Democrats are far more concerned with Illegal Immigrants than they are with our great military or safety at our dangerous southern border. They could have easily made a deal but decided to play Shutdown politics instead. #WeNeedMoreRepublicansIn18 in order to power through mess!”

Attempt to Impeach President Trump Fails by 355-66 Vote

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives once again rejected an effort by Democrat Congressman Al Green of Texas to impeach President Trump, reports

It failed by a 355-66 vote, with three Democrats voting “present.”

New Documentary Features Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has asserted that a woman’s ability to remain equal in the workplace to a man is dependent on her ability to murder her unborn child.

The 84-year-old pro-abortion leftist is the star of a new documentary entitled “The Notorious RBG” – for her initials – which was the toast of the Sundance Film Festival yesterday, reports The Hollywood Reporter.  

CNN Films brought Ginsburg, the proud feminist former attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, to the silver screen.

Only three Republican Senators had the guts to vote no in the 96-3 vote in August, 1993 when she was confirmed. They included Jesse Helms of North Carolina, Don Nickles of Oklahoma and Robert Smith of New Hampshire.

Shame on each Republican Senator who voted to confirm President Clinton’s nominee to the Supreme Court.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Treated by Paramedics for Low Blood Sugar

Speaking of the Supreme Court, paramedics were called to the Washington home of Justice Sonia Sotomayor Friday morning who was treated for low blood sugar, but not taken to the hospital, reports

Billy Graham’s Daughter Anne Graham Lotz Warns of Impending Punishment on America 

Evangelist Anne Graham Lotz, author of The Daniel Prayer, has warned that severe punishment is coming to America — anything from a massive earthquake to a nuclear strike — which she said will be a “game-changer.”

The daughter of Billy Graham told Decision Magazine that God is trying to get America’s attention through the natural disasters and violence that have already befallen the country because “we are so defiant and rebellious and idolatrous and immoral, and we know better.”

Lotz argued that the global conflicts and tensions are only the “birth pangs” before the return of Jesus Christ, reminding Christians that Matthew 24:7 in the Bible speaks of a time when “nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines, pestilences and earthquakes in various places.”

Special Report on President Trump at March for Life After the Newscast

President Donald Trump became the first sitting president to address the March for Life in Washington, D.C. in person this past Friday. Stay tuned for compelling audio clips from the president and Vice President Pence, a summary of their pro-life record as well as newly proposed pro-life laws immediately following today’s newscast.

Film Tells Story of Winston Churchill’s Resistance to Adolf Hitler

And finally, the film Darkest Hour tells the unflinching story of Winston Churchill’s bold determination to stand up to Adolf Hitler.  

According to Christian Today, it’s about one of the key turning points of the Second World War. Western Europe has fallen, and the British army is in full retreat and at risk of annihilation (the film is a perfect companion piece to last year’s Dunkirk). The UK government is in crisis and Neville Chamberlain (rather poorly treated by the film) is forced to resign. Churchill takes power and is faced with the almost impossible task of mounting a defensive operation. The darkness is almost overwhelming; this is indeed the nation’s darkest hour.

It’s essentially a two-hour meditation on a single verse, John 1:5, which says, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

Gary Oldman’s central performance in the film as wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill is rightly drawing most of the attention and awards buzz.

Closing Line

And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Monday, January 22nd in the year of our Lord 2018. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

Special Report: President Trump and VP Pence Address March for Life

Time now for a World View Special Report.  I’m Adam McManus.

By Adam McManus

On Friday, January 19th, 50,000-100,000 pro-lifers walked in the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., marking their protest of the egregious Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision which has led to the murder of nearly 60,000,000 baby boys and baby girls in the womb. The theme this year was “Love Saves Lives.”

Vice President Mike Pence addressed the crowd from the White House.

“More than 240 years ago, our Founders wrote words that have echoed through the ages. They declared ‘these Truths to be self-evident,’ that we are, each of us, endowed by our ‘Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.’

“Forty-five years ago, the Supreme Court of the United States turned its back on the unalienable right to life. But in that moment, our movement began. A movement that continues to win hearts and minds. A movement defined by generosity, compassion, and love. And a movement that one year ago, tomorrow, inaugurated the most pro-life President in American history, President Donald Trump.

“From preventing taxpayer dollars from funding abortion overseas to empowering states to respect life and Title X, to nominating judges who will uphold our God-given liberties enshrined in the Constitution of the United States, this President has been a tireless defender of life and conscience in America. And today, President Trump will do even more to defend the most vulnerable in our society.

“My friends, life is winning in America because love saves lives. And know, as you march for life, that your compassion, your persistence, your activism, and your prayers are saving lives. And this pro-life generation should never doubt we are with you. This President stands with you. And He who said, ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you,’ is with you as well.

“And I believe with all of my heart, with your continued dedication and compassion, with pro-life majorities in the Congress, with President Donald Trump in this White House, and with God’s help, we will restore the sanctity of life to the center of American law. 

“And so, with a grateful heart, on this 45th annual March for Life, it is now my high honor and distinct privilege to introduce to you the 45th President of the United States of America, President Donald Trump.”

President Trump acknowledged the historical moment and affirmed the sanctity of life.

“Today, I’m honored and really proud to be the first president to stand with you here at the White House to address the 45th March for Life. And this is a truly remarkable group. Today, tens of thousands of families, students, and patriots gather here in our nation’s capital. You come from many backgrounds, many places. But you all come for one beautiful cause: to build a society where life is celebrated, protected, and cherished.

“The March for Life is a movement born out of love. You love your families, you love your neighbors, you love our nation, and you love every child, born and unborn, because you believe that every life is sacred, that every child is a precious gift from God.”

President Trump spoke bluntly about the impact of the 1973 Supreme Court decision.

“As you all know, Roe vs. Wade has resulted in some of the most permissive abortion laws anywhere in the world. For example, in the United States, it’s one of only seven countries to allow elective late-term abortions, along with China, North Korea, and others.”

The president cited reasons for hope and pointed to concrete steps his administration is taking to save the lives of more unborn babies.

“Americans are more and more pro-life. You see that all the time. In fact, only 12 percent of Americans support abortion on demand at any time.

“Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life. 

“I strongly supported the House of Representatives’ Pain-Capable bill, which would end painful, late-term abortions nationwide. And I call upon the Senate to pass this important law and send it to my desk for signing. 

“I have also just reversed the previous administration’s policy that restricted states’ efforts to direct Medicaid funding away from abortion facilities that violate the law.

“We are protecting the sanctity of life and the family as the foundation of our society.”

President Trump highlighted the compassionate, loving pro-life work of Marianne Donadio from Greensboro, North Carolina. Pregnant at the age of 17, her parents supported her decision to choose life for her son whom she named Benedict, which means blessing.

Subsequently, Marianne married Don, had five more children and founded a maternity home to care for pregnant homeless women which they named “Room at the Inn.”

“Over the last 15 years, Room at the Inn has provided housing, childcare, counseling, education, and job training to more than 400 women. Even more importantly, it has given them hope. It has shown each woman that she is not forgotten, that she is not alone, and now has a whole family of people who will help her succeed.”

“Thank you to the March for Life — special, special people. And we are with you all the way. May God bless you and may God bless America.”

As reported, since taking office, Trump has reinstated the Mexico City Policy, which prevents U.S. foreign aid from going to organizations that commit or promote abortion abroad. He has signed a law allowing states to defund Planned Parenthoodappointed a number of strong pro-life advocates to key Administration positions, and ended Obama’s HHS contraception and abortion pill mandate requiring employers to violate their consciences.

Since Trump took office, the U.S. has stood up for the right to life at the United Nations. Trump pulled the U.S. out of a pro-abortion, pro-LGBT United Nations agency, UNESCO.

When he declared November 2017 National Adoption Month, Trump said, “no child in America – born or unborn – is unwanted or unloved.” 

He has slammed forced abortion and infanticide in North Korea, appointed conservative pro-life Justice Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, and actively supported defunding the abortion business Planned Parenthood.

As tens of thousands of pro-lifers participated in the March for Life, the House of Representatives voted to approve the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act — legislation protecting babies who survive abortions.

As Vice President Pence cited, King David does indeed speak to the preciousness of life, created by God, in Psalm 139:13-16.

“For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.”

Ronald Reagan made supportive remarks to the March for Life in 1987 via telephone, while George W. Bush twice did the same, in 2003 and 2004.

But I’ve always wondered why neither chose to appear in person like President Trump did.

This has been a World View Special Report. I’m Adam McManus.

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President Trump Writes Washington Examiner Op-Ed on Economic Improvement

In an op-ed column in the Washington Examiner, President Trump wrote a piece entitled “A Year of Real Change.”

He wrote, “I promised Jan. 20, 2017 would be remembered as a new day for all Americans – the day the people became the rulers of this nation once again. For the past 365 days, that promise has been my guide.

“We are putting America first, making real change in Washington, and creating opportunities for all of our people. From coast to coast, there is a renewed spirit. Our country is roaring back more quickly than anyone could have predicted. The American Dream is real again.

“Estimates predict the U.S. economy grew at an annualized rate of more than 3 percent in the fourth quarter of last year – just like it did in the two quarters before that. The economy has created more than 2 million new jobs, and the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest rate in 17 years: 4.1 percent. We have achieved the lowest African-American unemployment rate on record, and the unemployment rate for Hispanic Americans has also hit historic lows. Chrysler has announced plans to bring jobs and production back to the U.S. from Mexico. And the stock market continues to set record high after record high.”

Democratic Party Donor Calls Lawmakers to Impeach President Trump

Leading Democratic Party donor Tom Steyer, whose superPAC NextGen Climate Action poured about $100 million into the 2016 election, is asking lawmakers to begin the impeachment process for President Trump, reports

No Proof Found of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Claimed Native American Ancestry

There’s a ghost haunting Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts as she ramps up for a possible 2020 presidential bid and a re-election this year: her enduring and undocumented claims of Native American ancestry, reports the Boston Globe.

Examinations by genealogists of documents including birth, marriage, and death records have shown no conclusive proof of Native American ancestry.

Despite Warren’s claim, she has endured taunts from President Trump, who derisively calls her “Pocahontas”. Many on the left believe it will prove to be her Achille’s heel as a presidential candidate.

Rebecca Nagle, a Cherokee advocate, on Nov. 30 penned a scathing rebuke of Warren on ThinkProgress. Nagle’s op-ed was entitled: “I am a Cherokee woman. Elizabeth Warren is not.’’ Nagle has demanded that Warren apologize.

Neighbor Who Attacked Senator Rand Paul Charged with Assault  

Rene Boucher, the 58-year-old Bowling Green, Kentucky man accused of attacking his neighbor Senator Rand Paul at his home in November, has been charged with assaulting a member of congress breaking six ribs after which Paul contracted pneumonia, reports Louisville Courier-Journal.

Court documents claim Paul was mowing his yard on November 3 and wearing headphones when Boucher, his neighbor, “had enough” after witnessing Paul stacking brush on a pile near Boucher’s property.

Former Atheist Who Disliked Children Gives Pro-Life Christian Testimony

Trillia Newbell is a former atheist who once considered children a “nuisance.”

Ahead of the March for Life in Washington, D.C., she spoke to the third annual Evangelicals for Life conference on Friday.  

According to The Christian Post, she said, “What is funny is that I am here at a pro-life event talking about the love of children. It’s crazy. Why? There was a time when I would have thought that children were a nuisance, a bother, expendable. There was a time when I thought that children didn’t matter and all that mattered where those of us that were adults and teens walking around.” 

Newbell explained that although she grew up in a loving home and was taught by her father the importance of loving people of all races and backgrounds, she never fully grasped the concept of personhood in the womb because she didn’t believe that babies in the womb were people.

“I remember going to her church and hearing that hymn ‘Rock of Ages.’ There is a line — ‘Wash me Saviour or I’ll die,’” she recalled. “I knew at that moment that I needed a savior. My life was transformed immediately. The Lord radically transformed my life.”

Newbell told the audience that Ephesians 2 sums up her testimony.

“At the beginning it says, ‘I was dead following the prince of the power of the air, following the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience. We all live there too in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body in mind, children of wrath.’ That was me,” she told the crowd. “Verse 4, ‘But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which He loved us even when we were dead in our tresspasses made us alive together with Christ.’ By grace, I was saved. It was grace that I wasn’t looking for, grace that I didn’t know that I needed. God miraculously saved me.”

Actors Stephen Baldwin and Jon Voight to Be in Pro-Life Film on Roe v. Wade

Actor Stephen Baldwin, known for his role in “Usual Suspects”, is slated to join the cast of an upcoming pro-life film detailing the true story behind Roe v. Wade.

Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight will portray a Supreme Court justice.

Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and other pro-life leaders also are involved.

Chick-Fil-A in Fargo, ND Apologizes for Telling Breastfeeding Mother to Leave

A Chick-fil-A restaurant in Fargo, North Dakota, is asking for forgiveness following a controversial decision to kick out a mother for breast-feeding her child, with the owner being accused of telling the woman that men can see her “indecency”, reports The Christian Post.

Macy Hornung, the mother, wrote in a Facebook message on Sunday that she was told to leave the restaurant after staff saw her breast-feeding her baby.

Hornung explained, “The owner came to our table where I was showing no more than the upper portion of my breast, barely more than what was visible in my shirt and asked me to cover. I tried to explain that I couldn’t, because my baby refuses to be covered and she started harping about the children and men who can see my indecency and I need to cover.”

Later the same day Kimberly Flamm, the owner of the store in question, posted a Facebook message of her own where she apologized for the incident, saying, “I would like to publicly apologize to Macy Hornung for the way I handled the situation on Saturday. I ask for your forgiveness on this matter as I learn from it. My goal is to provide a warm and welcoming environment for all of my guests.”

Nicolas Cage Squandered Away His Fortune on Eccentric Purchases

Best known for his roles in movies such as “National Treasure” and “Leaving Las Vegas,” Nicolas Cage was once a top earner in Hollywood, worth $150 million.

But Cage didn’t hold on to his fortune for long. He squandered it away on a string of expensive and often eccentric purchases, eventually facing foreclosure on several properties and owing the IRS $6.3 million in property taxes, reports CNBC.

Cage once owned 15 residences, including a $25 million waterfront home in Newport Beach, California, a $15 million countryside estate in Newport, Rhode Island, and an $8 million abode in Las Vegas.

He blew $450,000 on the late shah of Iran’s Lamborghini, another $150,000 on a pet octopus, and another $150,000 on the first Superman comic.

Cage also sprung for a nine-foot-tall burial tomb.

Matthew 6:21 says, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”