Indonesian Christian Youtuber sentenced to 10 years in prison, Congress to send $221 million of humanitarian aid to Myanmar, Democrat Michigan Gov. pushes abortion if Roe overturned

It’s Tuesday, April 12th, A.D. 2022. This The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at,  I’m Adam McManus. (

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Indonesian Christian Youtuber sentenced to 10 years in prison

An Indonesian court sentenced a Christian YouTuber, who had converted from Islam, to 10 years in prison on April 6th. His crime? He allegedly criticizing Mohammed, the founder of the Islam religion.

UCA News reports that Muhammad Kace, age 56, was a Muslim cleric before he was converted in 2014. This may be the worst official persecution of Christians in Indonesian history.

Revelation 2:10-11 says, “Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.”

Congress to send $221 million of humanitarian aid to Myanmar

On April 6th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Burma Act, in response to the military coup and persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in Myanmar.

The legislation is allocating $221 million in humanitarian aid and authorizing the use of sanctions against those undermining Myanmar’s democracy.

Irrawaddy News calculates that a total of 50 churches or Christian ministry buildings have been destroyed between January 2020 and January 2021.

The Chin Baptist convention claims 915 churches. With 90% claiming to be Protestant Christian, Chin State has the largest concentration of professing Christians in Asia.

The cruelty of the military junta was particularly demonstrated on Christmas Eve, when they burned 35 people alive in a village in Kayah State.

The sinking economies of Russia and Ukraine

The World Bank is estimating an 11.2% drop in the Russian Gross Domestic Product this year, and a 45% drop in the Ukrainian GDP.   The GDP is the monetary value of all goods and services made in country during a given year.

Russia’s per-capita GDP last year was approximately $10,600. That will drop to $9,100.  The Ukrainian per capita GDP will drop to about $2,000.

Mask mandate on public transportation ends April 18th

Next Monday, April 18th ends the mask mandate on public transportation, airlines, and in airports as directed by the White House, reports However, there is a caveat.  The president could arbitrarily choose to extend the mandate before then.

Twenty-one state attorneys general — all Republicans — have filed suits to end the mandate.

The world’s busiest airports

According to the Airports Council International, the busiest airports in the world are located in Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Denver.

Over the last two years, Orlando, Denver, and Charlotte, North Carolina’s airports have gotten busier, launching them into the top ten.

Europe’s soaring inflation

Inflation in Europe is hitting the stratosphere now.

Netherlands is posting an 11.9% year-over-year inflation, reports Reuters. And the Euro area is a little over 7%, which was to be expected.

The European Union increased its quantitative easing by $4.6 trillion over the last two years. That’s equivalent to about 25% of the Gross Domestic Product of the entire European Union.

NASDAQ and Bitcoin are down while gold is up

The NASDAQ Composite scraped $13,500 yesterday, registering about a 1,000-point drop in a week.

And Bitcoin lost 3,500 points over the weekend, dropping under $40,000 on Monday.  Crypto-currency has lost about $800 billion in capitalization since last November.

By contrast, gold is up 8% since last November, hovering around $1,954 per ounce, reports

Democrat Michigan Gov. pushes abortion if Roe overturned

Michigan Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer has filed a lawsuit calling for the state Supreme Court to establish abortion as a constitutional right, reports

In another attempt to secure the practice of convenience abortion in the state — should the U.S, Supreme Court reverse Roe v. Wade — this lawsuit is targeting a 1931 state law that banned abortion except to save the life of the mother.  A 1997 Michigan appeals court ruling underscored the fact the Michigan Constitution allows no right to an abortion.

Michigan would be the 17th state to guarantee access to child killing, if the high court reverses Roe v. Wade.  This would reduce the states restricting the legal status to abortion to 20.

Psalm 10:3-8 speaks to this. “The wicked, in his proud countenance, does not seek God. … God is in none of his thoughts. … He sits in the lurking places of the villages; in the secret places he murders the innocent.”

Currently, Guttmacher lists 12 states which have post-Roe laws banning abortion if Roe is overturned.

Maryland greenlights abortion by nurses and midwives

And finally, pro-abort nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, midwives, and physicians assistants will be allowed to kill babies in Maryland starting July 1, reports CBS News.

Left-wing legislators overrode the Republican governor’s veto to enact House Bill 937 which will also use state monies to train more abortionists.


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