Independence Day, July 4th, in the year of our Lord 2018
By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldView.com)
Hobby Lobby Celebrates America’s Christian Heritage
Hobby Lobby, the Christian arts and crafts store, purchased full-page ads in newspapers across the country on Monday with the headline “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD.” Psalm 33:12.
Among quotes from five presidents, is this one from George Washington. “It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.”
And this from the Supreme Court’s first Chief Justice John Jay. “The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life by its precepts.”
At the bottom of the Hobby Lobby ad, the company urges the reader to visit the Need Him Ministry at www.ChatAboutJesus.com “if you would like to know Jesus as Lord and Savior.”
New Chinese Product: Laser Gun to Set Protesters’ Hair on Fire!
In Communist China, where freedom of speech is not a bedrock value, a Chinese firm has developed a laser gun designed for police use that can set fire to protesters’ hair or banners from a range of a mile, reports Agence France Presse.
The 15-mm caliber weapon weighs six pounds, has a range of 2,600 feet and can pass through glass and other transparent obstacles.
Two Pro-Abortion GOP Senators Want to Shoot Down Trump Pro-Life Nominee
Here at home, Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser explained how much is riding on President Trump’s nomination of the next Supreme Court justice saying, “Justice Kennedy’s retirement from the Supreme Court marks a pivotal moment for the fight to ensure every unborn child is welcomed and protected under the law.”
With the GOP’s slim 51-49 majority and Senator John McCain unlikely to return from medical treatment for a malignant brain cancer, the fate of any Trump nominee rests in the hands of two pro-abortion female Republicans, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
This underscores the importance of electing more pro-life Republican Senators at the November mid-term election.
Pro-Life Film, Roe v. Wade, Having Major Challenges
Speaking of Justice Kennedy’s retirement, Nick Loeb is co-directing a pro-life film entitled Roe v. Wade, about the landmark Supreme Court case, with a cast including conservative stars Jon Voight, Robert Davi, Corbin Bernsen, and John Schneider.
Executive produced by Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., they’ve faced various obstacles.
First, Facebook didn’t allow Loeb to raise money to produce the film.
Second, they have “had to replace three local actors, including one who was to play Norma McCorvey, even after she begged for the role.”
Third, Tulane University, where the director is an alumnus, denied a second day of shooting after the student newspaper reported on the pro-life premise of the film.
Fourth, various crew members have quit. A location manager for their DC shoot sent an email that said: “I am withdrawing from this project. I am a staunch pro-abortion feminist activist and I will not be party to such horrible propaganda.”
Galatians 6:9 says, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
Oil hit $75 yesterday for the first time since November 2014 on supply outages in Libya and Canada, reports CNBC.
Democrat Leaders Distance Themselves from Maxine Waters
From the perspective of some House Democrats, Democrat Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California has the right message. But she’s just not always the best messenger, reports TheHill.com.
Maxine Waters: “I am not about to let this country go by the way of Donald Trump. We are sick and tired of him. He’s been there too long. They dare me to say, ‘Impeach him.’ Today I say, ‘Impeach 45!’ (applause) Today I say, ‘Donald Trump, this is not your country to do with whatever you want to do. This country belongs to all of us.’”
While the party’s young, liberal Democrat base eats up her rhetoric, Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) condemned her comments.
Seattle Bans Straws
Seattle has officially become the first major U.S. city to ban restaurants from giving plastic straws and utensils to customers in an effort to help the environment, reports Fox 5 New York.
The National Park Service estimates 500 million straws are used by Americans each day.
Library Group: Thumbs Down to “Little House on the Prairie” Author
And finally, “The Little House on the Prairie” books, written by Laura Ingalls Wilder in the 1930s and 40s, have been a staple of countless American childhoods.
But now, CNN reports that the Association for Library Service to Children, which had been giving out the “Laura Ingalls Wilder Award” annually to authors whose work had made a lasting impact on the world of children’s literature, has removed Wilder’s name because of her politically incorrect portrayal of both American exceptionalism and Native Americans.
World View Listener Grateful for Relevant Scriptures
Jessica Drake of West Valley, New York, wrote me at Adam@TheWorldView.com. She said, “I very much appreciate The World View in 5 Minutes’ daily reminder to think like a Christian, to see everything through the lens of Scripture.
“I guess I was raised with the ‘religion’ of carefully sidestepping the Bible in all my communications, and it takes quite of bit of training to undo that, and to replace it with Biblical thinking.
“So keep up the good work! You are helping us to train, one article at a time. May we all speak so boldly yet graciously of our God’s greatness!”
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Serial Killer Suspect Arrested in Neonatal Hospital Unit
Britain has been shocked by a horrifying announcement from police that a health-care worker has been arrested on suspicion of murdering eight babies and attempting to kill six more at a neonatal unit, reports The Daily Beast.
The breakthrough from police comes over a year after they began investigating the ward at the Countess of Chester Hospital in Cheshire, England, following serious concerns raised by the deaths of 17 babies between March 2016 and July 2016.
Police in Cheshire said the unidentified female health-care worker was arrested yesterday morning and has now been placed in custody.
Nigerian Genocide Claims 6,000 Christian Lives
Church leaders in Nigeria have said that Christians are experiencing “pure genocide” as 6,000 people, mostly women and children, have been murdered by Fulani radicals since January, reports The Christian Post.
Although some international news media has sought to characterize the killings as a land conflict between community groups, the church leaders, along with major persecution watchdog groups such as Open Doors USA and International Christian Concern, have all said that Christians are being deliberately targeted.
Venezuela Running Out of Clean Water
Local residents in Venezuela staged further protests on Monday as the failed socialist country now appears to be running out of clean water, reports Breitbart.
Protesters complained that they had not received water for two days and, as a result, were forced to use stagnant water, exposing them to infectious diseases.
Another Trump Official Confronted
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt became the most recent Trump administration figure to get an earful while trying to get a mouthful at a DC restaurant, reports the New York Post.
Teacher Kristin Mink of Silver Spring, Maryland approached him at the Teaism restaurant Monday, saying, “I just wanted to urge you to resign, because of what you’re doing to the environment in our country.”
Pruitt’s awkward restaurant encounter came after White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, by the eatery’s owner last month.
Socialist Bernie Sanders is Not Left Enough!
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) isn’t extreme enough for the far-left, according to New Republic’s Sarah Jones, a Democratic writer.
She blasted Sanders over the past week for not demanding the end of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, like the left beloved new darling, socialist Alexandria Cortez from upstate New York.
Englishwoman Establishes Dog Hospice
A former nurse has set up one of the world’s first dog hospices — where pooches in their final days are allowed steak dinners, drive-thrus at McDonald’s or if they’re well enough, a day at the seaside with fish and chips on the beach, reports the Nottingham Post.
Nicola Coyle runs the Grey Muzzle Canine Hospice Project — for dogs which are expected to have around six months to live — from her home in Mansfield, England.
The dogs come from kennels, vet surgeries or charities, where they might otherwise expect to be put down within seven days if not rehomed.