Iraqi Christians mark tragic anniversary; Mass. GOP governor makes state abortion sanctuary; After 66 days in hospital, 10-year-old Uvalde victim goes home

It’s Monday, August 8th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at I’m Adam McManus.

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Iraqi Christians mark tragic anniversary

August 6, 2014 is a day Iraqi Christians will never forget. They call it the “Black Day.”

Max Wood, Chairman of the American Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, told The Worldview what happened,

WOOD: “On August 6, 2014, the ISIS military forces came to a town called Qaraqosh, Iraq, which has traditionally been one of the largest Christian towns in Iraq. They gave the residents of that town just a few hours to either leave or convert to Islam or be killed. As a result, 50,000 Iraqi Christians left that day.”

Those Iraqi Christians fled to Turkey, Syria, and Jordan. However, the majority of them, 40,000, went to Jordan which is very welcoming to refugees.

The American Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East provides food for 8,000 of these Iraqi Christian refugees.

WOOD: “Iraqi Christians are allowed to have refuge in Jordan, but they’re not allowed to work in Jordan. That’s the policy of the King of Jordan. Some refugee groups are allowed to work, but the Christian refugees are not.”

Matthew 14:14 says, “When Jesus saw the great crowd, He had compassion on them.”

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Plus, they’ve established the Olive Tree Center outside the Jordanian capital of Amman.

WOOD: “And then we sustain their mental and emotional needs through our Olive Tree Center which offers music classes, guitar classes, piano classes, art classes, English classes are extremely popular, cooking classes give these ladies a chance to gather together as Iraqis in a foreign land.”

On Saturday, they held a day of commemoration for the Iraqi Christian refugees in Jordan.

WOOD: “On August 6, they had a commemoration ceremony there at the Olive Tree Center commemorating this day. They call this day the Black Day. It’s similar to America’s experience with September 11. It’s a date they will never forget. It’s a date that was horrific for them. It’s a date that changed their lives forever.”

China to U.S.A.: You can’t ‘treat countries like George Floyd’

Enraged by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s August 2nd visit to the island nation of Taiwan, off the coast of China, a Chinese diplomat named Hua Chunying,  said, ‘We cannot allow the U.S. to take itself as ‘world policeman’ and treat other countries [like] George Floyd whom it can bully and strangle at will,” reports The Daily Mail.

China’s military fired 11 ballistic missiles into the Taiwan Strait – with five landing in Japan’s exclusion zone.

Alex Jones ordered to pay $45.2M more over Sandy Hook lies

On Friday, an Austin, Texas jury ordered conspiracy theorist talk show host Alex Jones to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a child who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, adding to the $4.1 million he must pay for the suffering he put them through by claiming for years that the nation’s deadliest school shooting was a hoax, reports the Associated Press.

The total — $49.3 million — is less than the $150 million sought by Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, whose 6-year-old son, Jesse Lewis, was among the 20 children and six educators killed by Adam Lanza, in the 2012 attack in Newtown, Connecticut. But the trial marks the first time Jones has been held financially liable for peddling lies about the massacre, claiming it was faked by the government to tighten gun laws.

Mass. GOP governor makes state abortion sanctuary

On July 29th, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, a pro-abortion Republican, signed a bill codifying both abortion and puberty blockers for children into law, reports

According to the Massachusetts Family Institute, this egregious law does 6 things,

First, it turns Massachusetts into an “abortion sanctuary” by prohibiting the governor, courts, or law enforcement from cooperating with other states in enforcing their pro-life laws against abortionists who flee to Massachusetts.

Second, it forces state universities to provide the abortion pill to students.

Third, it forces insurance companies to cover abortion, even if they have religious objections.

Fourth, it allows late-term abortions when a doctor deems a baby “incompatible with sustained life” outside of the womb, a decision which is not subject to review by any medical board.

Fifth, it extends legal protections to Planned Parenthood which distributes puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, even in states where they have been criminalized for use on children. 

Sixth, it establishes Massachusetts as an abortion exporter by:

  1. Protecting abortionists who perform abortions out-of-state, even if they violate other states’ laws.
  2. Lowering or eliminating safety requirements for pharmacies to dispense abortion pills.
  3. Giving immunity to abortionists who provide abortifacient drugs through the mail or through telehealth appointments to women in states where abortion is illegal.

Despite the fact that this Republican governor is clearly out of step with his own party’s pro-life, anti-transgender platform, Baker celebrated the bill’s signing with not just one tweet, but a second tweet. He praised the “dedication” of the legislature for passing this evil law.

But Proverbs 17:15 says, “He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the Lord.”

After 66 days in hospital, 10-year-old Uvalde victim goes home

And finally, a little girl who sustained critical injuries during the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 24th finally walked out of the hospital last Friday, more than two months after Salvador Ramos  killed 19 students and two teachers, reports

Mayah Zamora, age 10, who was shot in three limbs, walked out on her own to cheers and joy from hospital staff.

STAFF: “Mayah. Mayah. Mayah.” (cheers)

Administrators at University Health, a hospital in San Antonio, Texas, tweeted, “She is our hero, and we can’t wait to see all she accomplishes in the future!”

A GoFundMe page with a goal of $150,000 to help with Zamora’s medical bills has brought in nearly $115,000.


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