Wednesday, April 11th, in the year of our Lord 2018
By Adam McManus (adam@TheWorldView.com)
Idol-Worshipping Hindu Takes Axe to Pastor
On March 29th in the Andhra Pradesh state of India, a hard-line Hindu called Shivayya snuck into the house of 55-year-old Pastor Madira Reddy at 10:30pm as the pastor was studying the Bible in his room. Armed with an axe, Shivayya slashed Reddy’s arms and head causing him to bleed profusely, reports the Morning Star News.
Thankfully, the pastor survived and is recuperating today from his injuries.
A police inspector explained that the attacker is a staunch devotee of Shiva, one of the principle Hindu deities, and “confessed that he wanted to ‘finish’ the pastor that night…offended by the pastor’s routine of sharing the gospel in the village.”
Jesus said in John 15:18, “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.”
Brazil’s Evangelicals Making a Difference
The Wall Street Journal reports that the evangelical Christian influence in Brazil is actually turning the political environment in the country towards biblical values.
A devout Christian named Jair Bolsonaro is running for president on a pro-life, pro-biblical marriage platform and he has gained about 20% of the national support.
A national poll found that 54% of Brazilians call themselves “Very Conservative”, up from 49% in 2010.
FBI’s Raid of Trump’s Attorney’s Office, Hotel Room Stirs the Pot
The F.B.I. agents who raided the office and hotel room of President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen on Monday were looking for records about payments to two women who claim they had affairs with Mr. Trump, and information related to the publisher of The National Enquirer’s role in silencing one of the women, reports The New York Times.
Cohen has acknowledged that he paid Stephanie Clifford, better known as Stormy Daniels, $130,000 as part of a nondisclosure agreement to secure her silence just days before the 2016 presidential election.
President Donald Trump said this in reaction.
Trump: “So I just heard that they broke into the office of one of my personal attorneys. It’s a disgraceful situation. It’s a total witch hunt.”
Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh said this.
“This raid of Michael Cohen’s home, office, hotel room, it better be about more than just a campaign finance violation. If they don’t produce something big out of this, then some people ought to be in serious career jeopardy, if this ends up turning up zip.”
Pro-Life Walkout of Students Slated for Today at 10:00am Local Time
High school students across America have organized 17-minute walkouts to draw attention to the Parkland, Florida school shooting that claimed the lives of 17 people.
But today, at 10:00 a.m. local time, 200 different high school and college campuses are participating in a #ProLifeWalkout to draw attention to the daily death toll of 3,000 babies murdered through abortion in America.
Learn more at ProLifeWalkout.org.
Gutsy Student Senator Reads Bible Verses to Peers About Homosexuality
Dallas McKinney, a student senator at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, recently read Scripture to his peers after voting against a proposal to fund a special ceremony for homosexual and transgender graduates, reports the College Heights Herald.
While the student Senate ultimately voted 28-5 in favor of providing $250 for lavender or rainbow-colored graduation sashes or stoles, McKinney was among the few who voted no.
He read from Romans 1 which says, “Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way, the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another.”
While some characterized McKinney’s comments as hateful or homophobic, he told The College Fix this week that he is not fearful of homosexuals, but rather afraid for them on the Day of Judgment.
Sneak Peek: Cruz vs. Zuckerberg
Senator Ted Cruz asked some tough questions of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg yesterday about Facebook’s censorship of conservatives and Christians.
Stay tuned for my World View Special Report immediately following today’s newscast, featuring some compelling audio.
Newborn Girl Abandoned in Water Drain
And finally, a 63-year-old South African woman named Charmaine Keevy was out for an early morning walk with her dog in Port Elizabeth when the canine suddenly started barking loudly at a drain duct in the gutter.
Keevy thought she heard a cat meowing, but when she got on her hands and knees, she realized it was a baby crying from deep inside the drain, prompting her to frantically wave down passing cars for help, reports Life News.
Good Samaritan #2, Mr. Cornie Viljoen, grabbed a steel bar from the trunk of his car and with Keevy’s help, they moved the heavy concrete slab covering the storm water drain to find a newborn baby girl abandoned naked six feet underground in a freezing storm water drain in the midst of a colony of stinging red ants.
After officials arrived at the scene, they determined the baby needed treatment for hypothermia and respiratory problems.
Thank God, the baby girl, whom the hospital staff have named Grace April, is recovering well.
Keevy said, “I honestly believe I was meant to find that baby by God as I usually take a different route on my dog walk, but for some reason went another way. I cannot help but feel that there is some sort of a plan and a purpose for that little girl’s’ life.”
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, April 11th in the year of our Lord 2018. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
Special Report: Senator Cruz to Facebook’s Zuckerberg – Stop Censorship!
Time now for a World View Special Report. I’m Adam McManus.
By Adam McManus (adam@TheWorldView.com)
Wearing a conservative suit and light blue tie, an outfit he would rarely wear in Silicon Valley notes MarketWatch, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg had a relatively easy time facing questioning during his Tuesday testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees until Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas took over the helm.
Senator Ted Cruz: “Mr. Zuckerberg, I will say that there are a great many Americans who I think are deeply concerned that Facebook and other tech companies are engaged in a pervasive pattern of bias and political censorship. In May of 2016, Gizmodo reported that Facebook had purposefully and routinely suppressed conservative stories from Trending News — including stories about CPAC, including stories about Mitt Romney, including stores about the Lois Lerner-IRS scandal, including stories about Glenn Beck.
“In addition to that, Facebook has initially shut down the Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day page, has blocked over two dozen Catholic pages, and most recently, blocked Trump-supporters Diamond and Silk’s page with 1.2 million Facebook followers after determining their content and brand were ‘unsafe to the community’.
“To a great many Americans that appears to be a pervasive pattern of political bias. Do you agree with that?”
Zuckerberg: “Senator, let me say a few things about this. First, I understand where that concern is coming from because Facebook and the tech industry are located in Silicon Valley, which is an extremely left-leaning place. And this is actually a concern that I have and that I try to route out of the company — is making sure that we don’t have any bias in the work that we do. And I think it is a fair concern that people would at least wonder about.”
Cruz: “Now, let me ask this question. Are you aware of any ad or page that has been taken down from Planned Parenthood?”
Zuckerberg: “Senator, I am not, but let me just finish —“
Cruz: “How about Moveon.org?”
Cruz: “How about Moveon.org?”
Zuckerberg: “I am not specifically aware of those cases.”
Cruz: “How about any Democratic candidate for office?”
Zuckerberg: “I am not specifically aware. I mean, I’m not sure.”
Accountability is a good thing. And it’s about time Facebook, and its founder Mark Zuckerberg in particular, faced the music.
This has been a World View Special Report. I’m Adam McManus.
Rwanda Government Shuts Down Churches
The East African country of Rwanda has closed thousands churches since February for alleged “noise pollution”, for failing to have official permission to operate and for failing to comply with building regulations, reports the World Watch Monitor.
Six pastors who protested against the closures were arrested for allegedly holding “illegal meetings with bad intentions”.
Rwanda’s crackdown coincides with a review of a law regulating the operations of faith-based organizations including hundreds of mosques.
Pot Smokers Go to Emergency Room
Those who smoke pot regularly are having serious problems.
With 21 states legalizing medicinal marijuana and 8 states legalizing recreational marijuana, it is believed that 2.7 million of the 8.3 million Americans smoke daily or near daily. Now, emergency rooms are dealing with Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome–or CHS–a condition that causes cyclic vomiting in heavy marijuana users which can be cured by quitting, reports The Independent.
A new study, based on interviews with 2,127 adult emergency room patients under 50 at Bellevue, a large public hospital in New York City, found that of the 155 patients who said they smoked marijuana at least 20 days a month, 51 heavy users said they had during the past six months experienced nausea and vomiting that were specifically relieved by hot showers.