Friday, December 23rd, in the year of our Lord 2016
By Kevin Swanson
Senate Judiciary Committee’s Report on Planned Parenthood’s Baby Parts Trafficking Reveals Gruesome Details
The details on the trafficking of baby body parts have turned even more gruesome. The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee issued a new, disturbing investigative report on the ‘Biotech Companies’ profiting from the murder of the unborn. The 500-page report makes note of the market for Down Syndrome baby skins, marketed for $325.
Indeed, “The hearts of the children of man are full of evil, and madness is in their hearts while they live. . .” (Ecclesiastes 9)
Louisiana Judge Rules Against Governor’s Pro-Homosexual Executive Order
Not so fast! A Louisiana judge has ruled against the Democrat Governor’s Executive Order that would require equal rights to homosexuals in the workplace. Governor John Edwards issued the order on April 13th to all state agencies, and any organization contracted by the state. The governor intends to appeal the decision.
College Student in Georgia Ordered to Stop Evangelizing on Campus
Persecution against Christians is on the rise in U.S. public colleges. A student at Gwinnett College in Georgia tried to evangelize outside of the college library, and was told to cease and desist.
When the student, Chike Uzuegbunam, applied for a permit and reserved one of the two free speech zones on the campus, again college officials told him he could not distribute tracts or preach the Christian Gospel. According to TheCollegeFix.com, the college’s free speech zone makes up less than .0015% of the total campus.
Alliance Defending Freedom has filed suit against 11 members of the college administrative staff. The suit states that “Mr. Uzuegbunam’s message is purely evangelistic in nature. Through personal conversations, the distribution of religious tracts, and open-air speaking, he communicates in a loving way that all people (including himself) are sinners and that salvation and eternal life are available only through Jesus Christ.”
Several Musicians Decline to Participate in Trump Inauguration
The list of musicians who have politely or somewhat impolitely declined participation in Trump’s inauguration is growing. . . Gene Simmons of KISS, Garth Brooks, Celine Dion, and Elton John. The Beach Boys, though, are still considering the offer.
IKEA Agrees to Provide $50 Million to Families of Toddlers Killed by Unstable Dressers
IKEA has agreed to provide $50 million to three families whose toddlers were killed by dressers tipping over on them. After the third child’s death, the company issued a recall last June of 29 million dressers sold. Families with children are warned to watch for cheap furniture that does not use heavy back board, built to keep a low center of gravity.
Alabama Governor Considers Appointing Chief Justice Moore to Senate Seat
AL.com reports that Alabama Governor Robert Bentley is considering appointing Judge Roy Moore to the senate seat vacated by Senator Jeff Sessions (who’s been tapped by President-elect Trump to be U.S. Attorney General). Alabama’s Chief Justice Moore has been temporarily suspended from office by pro-homosexual judges in the state, who disagreed with how he handled the issuance of marriage licenses to homosexuals last spring.
Soldiers in Iraq and Syria Listening to the Bible
God is using the displacement of 100,000 civilians during the Mosul, Iraq battle to work miracles. Soldiers are listening to the Bible read aloud and more people are asking for Bibles. Christian Aid reports that there is great need this Christmas for food, clothing, and medicine.
Amie Cotton of Christian Aid says when Christians minister to the poor, there is more opportunity to share the gospel.
“The ministry leader has said they have encountered so many people that, one, need aid, and two, they’ve just seen so much killing and they’ve lost family members, and just hearing the message of Christ’s forgiveness, they can start the healing process themselves, to forgive what’s been done to them.”
Amie re-affirmed that Christians in Iraq and Syria have only grown in their boldness during the 2 years of the ISIS regime.
“We’ve heard stories from the ministry leaders, where Christians just will not deny Christ, even when faced by Islamic terrorists that are saying ‘you have to deny Him and convert to Islam, or you have to pay a jizya, which is a tax for non-muslims, $300 a person. But people have gone through torture, they’ve gone through bleedings and things, because they will not deny their Lord and Savior. And that’s very humbling, I mean, in America, we don’t know anything about that.”
Refugees in Northern Thailand in Dire Conditions
Refugees in the Mae La refugee camp in northern Thailand are in great need of hope. Over 100,000 people have escaped Myanmar, formerly Burma, over political and religious tensions, but many of them are languishing in refugee camps. Christian Aid of the UK is encouraging Christians to support these refugees in dire straights this Christmas. Pray that they would find their hope in the Light of the World.
John 17:3 says, “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”
Christian African-American Man Works to Reach Members of the Ku Klux Klan
What can one man do to bring peace on earth? Daryl Davis is a Christian African-American who has made it his business to win over members of the Ku Klux Klan.
He says he has convinced 200 members to leave the racist organization, and he’s not done yet. Daryl is a talented musician, and sometimes wins them over by his bluesy piano playing; he’s even played with Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, the Drifters, and Percy Sledge. But his main concern is to seek peace, and pursue it.
Matthew 5:9 says, “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God.”
Bioethicists Caution Against Creation of “3 Parent” Children
Bioethicists are cautioning the British government after it passed a law that would permit ‘3 parent’ children with a new ‘fertility’ method. Jennifer Lahl, President of the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network, producer of the film, Eggsploitation, said that this is just one more way to exploit women by the removal of their eggs. In her article on the National Review, Lahl says that egg harvesting is risky to the donor’s health. . .and possibly “to the health of the children created by this method.”
And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.