It’s Friday, April 16th, A.D. 2021. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com)
Human rights coalition urging Biden to look at North Korea
A coalition of human rights groups, including International Christian Concern, signed a letter published Wednesday urging President Biden to reprioritize human rights in North Korea.
Human Right Watch organized the letter, also signed by ten other groups including Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Jubilee Campaign, and the North Korea Freedom Coalition.
The signatories called for Biden to prioritize the promotion of rights and freedoms in North Korea which often get lost in the shuffle amid concerns over nuclear threats. Actions as simple as praying, talking about the Bible, and sharing one’s faith can lead to beatings, years of imprisonment, and even torture.
A recent United Nations report highlights the extremely harsh conditions in the country’s prison system and the torture of prisoners of conscience. Pregnant prisoners receive particularly egregious treatment, including being forced to perform hard labor and being subjected to forced abortions.
North Korea is the worst country in the world for the persecution of Christians, according to the Open Doors World Watch List.
No doubt, the North Korean Christians echo the heart cry of David from Psalm 13:1-2. “How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?”
Senator Graham opposes Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina spoke Wednesday in opposition to President Biden’s announcement that the remaining 2,500 U.S. troops will leave Afghanistan by the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, reports RealClearPolitics.com.
GRAHAM: “I believe if we leave Afghanistan under the path charted by President Biden, the government will deteriorate rapidly. People will go back to their corners. The Taliban will gain strength in the south, and the central government in Kabul will lose its ability to effectively manage the country. It’s tenuous already.
“What do we lose by pulling out? We lose that insurance policy against another 9/11. We lose listening posts in the backyard of some of the most radical movements in the world. Afghanistan has been a platform where we can monitor what’s going on in Iran and other places. We lose all that.”
‘Horrific’ video: Police force-vaccinating special needs people
A video circulating on social media shows members of the Los Angeles Sherriff’s Department forcibly injecting people who are disabled and mentally handicapped with Johnson & Johnson’s now-suspended coronavirus vaccine, reports LifeSiteNews.com. This is the vaccine that leads to blood clotting and death.
Listen to the disturbing audio of one such encounter.
(AUDIO of special needs patient objecting to the COVID vaccination)
In January, the Los Angeles Sherriff’s Department launched “Operation Homebound” – “a program to vaccinate the most underrepresented, homebound, and underserved disabled residents in our communities, including those experiencing homelessness.”
Psychiatrist Peter Breggin said, “The video is horrific.” He is a champion of the right to informed consent and he successfully campaigned in the 1970s against the psychiatric practice of surgical lobotomy for mental illness.
He said, “It represents the worst of psychiatry, public health, and progressive politics coming all together in the service of globalism.”
Dr. Breggin said, no one who is incapable of giving consent – which includes children, those with severe illnesses, and those in institutions including prisons, hospitals, and nursing homes – should be given a vaccine that is experimental and still undergoing clinical trials.
Harvard-trained psychiatrist calls for ‘moratorium’ on COVID vaccines
Indeed, Dr. Peter Breggin, a world-renowned Harvard-trained psychiatrist and a former consultant at the National Institute of Mental Health, is calling for a “moratorium” on COVID-19 vaccines due to the explosion of adverse reactions and thousands of deaths that have followed in the wake of those who have received the jab, reports LifeSiteNews.com.
He told John-Henry Westen that “The vaccine is much more dangerous than the disease COVID-19. It’s very clear now we absolutely need a moratorium on it. Don’t take it. We need a moratorium.”
Restaurant owner offers burglar a job instead of pressing charges
And finally, Carl Wallace, the owner of Diablo’s Southwest Grill in Augusta, Georgia, had a surprising reaction after learning that a burglar had smashed the restaurant’s front door with a brick at 4:00a.m. in an attempt to steal cash from the empty register. He offered him a job, reports SunnySkyz.com.
Not surprisingly, Wallace’s initial response was anger and frustration. But since it was Easter weekend, he decided “to extend an olive branch,” and offer forgiveness and kindness. He said he wanted to offer the burglar “some redemption and a different path.”
So, the owner of Diablo’s Southwest Grill wrote a Facebook post offering the suspect a job application. Wallace said, “To the would-be robber, who is clearly struggling with life decisions or having money issues, please swing by for a job application. There are better opportunities out there than this path you’ve chosen. My personal cell is 706-513-3557. No police, no questions. Let’s sit down and talk about how we could help you and fix the road you’re on. Sincerely, Carl”
Since his offer was posted, Wallace says he’s heard from media outlets across the world, as well as pastors from around the country supporting his choice.
Matthew 6:15 says, “If you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
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Mentally ill man killed at San Antonio Int’l after opening fire
On Thursday at 10:30am, a mentally unstable man fired 9-10 shots at the intersection overpass between Highway 281 and Loop 1604 here in San Antonio, Texas, just 2 minutes down the road from this reporter’s home, reports KSAT-TV. Thankfully, no one was injured.
Then, at 2:30pm yesterday, the bald suspect drove up to the San Antonio International Airport, going the wrong way, got out of his vehicle and started firing indiscriminately there as well. An officer shot the gunman, who later died at the hospital.
San Antonio police were familiar with the man because of previous interactions and said the man had “mental issues.”