It’s Tuesday, December 17th, A.D. 2019. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Kevin Swanson
Brits vote for Conservative Party to get Brexit done
Elections in Britain over the weekend signified the biggest overturn of the liberal Labor Party since 1935, reports the BBC.
Some have called it the most important election in modern history. Conservatives gained 47 seats, and Labour lost 59. The conservatives built their election campaign with the slogan “Get Brexit Done”— putting one more nail in the coffin of European centrism.
Boris Johnson will be tasked with forming a new parliament this week, and getting Brexit done for the Brits. He promised to crack down on immigration in his victory talks. Upon the news of the huge conservative win across the Atlantic, CNN opined that the US Democrats might be careful about a swing too far to the left in the upcoming 2020 election.
Genesis 11:5-8 says, “When man made the Tower of Babel, ‘The Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. And the Lord said, ‘Come, let Us go down there and confuse their language that they may not understand one another’s speech.’ So, the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city.”
Senator Cruz helps U.S. recognize Armenian genocide by Turkey
On behalf of the United States, Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has finally achieved a formal recognition of the Armenian genocide conducted by Turkey in 1915.
CRUZ: “I rise today to celebrate a bipartisan achievement — an achievement of the Senate, an achievement for truth, an achievement for speaking the truth to darkness, for speaking the truth to evil, for speaking the truth to murder, for speaking the truth to genocide.”
The U.S. Senate passed the resolution last Thursday, “condemning the Armenian Genocide, the killing of an estimated 1,500,000 Armenians by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923.”
How Turkey has tried to control the Armenian Church
Claire Evans of International Christian Concern told The Worldview that the Turkish government is constantly trying to control the Armenian Church politically, and this was a breakthrough for the Christians there.
EVANS: “Turkey, historically, has a history of trying to take the patriarchs who live in Turkey and take that position and influence it in some way, to have global and political control over some communities. In the case of the Armenians, it’s specifically more challenging because their community in Turkey was essentially devastated in the genocide of 1915 from the authorities and from the society because of this.”
Evans suggests there may still be some danger for Armenians.
EVANS: “The former patriarch; he in 2008, fell into a very mysterious coma. Nobody knows exactly what was going on; it was very strange. This happened about the same time that more broadly, Armenians that were speaking up against their government, for their rights, were being assassinated and targeted by the authorities.”
Hallmark Channel flips/flops on ad with two lesbian brides kissing
The pseudo-pro-family organization, the Hallmark Channel, and its parent company, Crown Media, has apologized for offending homosexuals. The organization plans to reinstate advertisements that promote perverse behavior and unnatural lusts between two women.
Send your email of objection to Allison Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org and call (212) 445-6600. That’s (212) 445-6600.
Evangelical Lutherans welcome first transgender pastor
The Evangelical Lutherans have their first transgender pastor. Mr. Garcia pretends to be a woman, leading a group of worshipers in Boulder, Colorado. He told NBC News that “nobody can question my devotion to Christ.”
2 Corinthians 11:13-14 warns that “such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.”
Canada eager to allow doctors to kill patients with dementia
The Canadian province of Quebec is considering a policy change to enable doctors to euthanize patients with dementia, without their consent, reports the Montreal Gazette.
Health Minister Danielle McCann told a news conference that experts have been studying the issue for 18 months, and have decided to allow doctors to kill their patients who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
The Quebec government has until March 11, 2020 to make the final decision on modification of the euthanasia law.
90% of Americans have been victimized by online scams
A survey conducted by MoneyGram found that 90% of Americans have been victimized by online scams.
According to SurveyFinds.org in a survey of 2,000 Americans, 56% had been the victim of fraud, 54% had their social media account hacked, and 49% had been the victim of a data breach.
Austin, Texas couple has been married 80 years!
And finally, John and Charlotte Henderson are the oldest married couple in the world, according to KXAN.com.
The Austin, Texas couple celebrated their 80th anniversary last week. John is 106, and Charlotte is 105, and they were presented with the Guinness Book of World Record award for a marriage still going strong after all these years.
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, December 17th in the year of our Lord 2019. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I’m Adam McManus (adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
In 2019, drug overdoses jumped by 20,000
The CDC reports that drug overdose deaths in America is topping 67,000 this year.
That’s up from 47,000 about 4 years ago. Total deaths attributed to suicide, drugs, and alcohol in the United States has increased from 65,000 to 152,000 in the United States between 1999 and the present.