Wednesday, November 22nd, in the year of our Lord 2017
By Adam McManus
Wife of Imprisoned Vietnamese Pastor Asks the UN to Intervene
A Vietnamese pastor’s wife is asking the United Nations to intervene on behalf of herself and her family after her husband was arrested in July.
The World View spoke to Gina Goh, International Christian Concern’s director for Asia, about his situation. She said Pastor Ton has been imprisoned several times for similar reasons.
“Unfortunately, this is not his first time being in prison. Especially because he’s an activist in terms of democracy, and also he speaks for the vulnerable. In 2011, he was already sentenced to two years in prison under Article 88. That’s for propaganda against the socialist republic. He was already in jail and was released later.”
Goh said that Pastor Ton’s arrest this time has really caused his family to suffer, especially since the government has falsified claims that they’ve received money from terrorists. This Thanksgiving, please remember Pastor Ton’s family in prayer.
ISIS Calls for Assassination of Barron Trump
Yesterday, ISIS called for the assassination of President Donald Trump’s son, Barron, going so far as to share personal details of the child’s life on its social media networks, including the address of his school, reports The Washington Free Beacon.
New Hampshire Lawmakers Prepare Anti-Homeschooling Bills
Three New Hampshire state lawmakers are preparing bills that would roll back improvements to the homeschool law enacted in 2012, reports the Manchester Union Leader.
According to The Home School Legal Defense Association, one such measure, H.B. 1263, has been pre-filed by prime sponsor Representative Robert Theberge, a long-time Democrat who only recently became a Republican in February.
Theberge has rebuffed the HSLDA’s attempt to communicate with him about the bill.
Learn how you can help the HSLDA defeat this anti-homeschooling legislation in New Hampshire through a link in our transcript today at www.TheWorldView.com.
Canadian Couple Sues Alberta Government After Being Denied Adoption Rights for Religious Beliefs
A married Canadian couple is suing the Alberta government after being rejected for adoption because of their Christian beliefs. The lawsuit, filed earlier this month, alleges the province denied their application for adoption because of their religious beliefs on sexuality and gender, reports Christian Headlines.
After struggling with infertility, they applied in October to adopt a hard-to-place older child or sibling group. During the home study, the social worker asked them about their beliefs regarding homosexuality. The couple said they held Biblical views on marriage and sexuality, but would unconditionally love and respect a child questioning his or her sexuality or gender.
In response to follow-up questions from Child and Family Services, the couple wrote, “Biblical principles are the foundation of our home. As such we believe that homosexuality is wrong. … Gender and sexuality are determined at birth, and God has given parameters for people to enjoy the gift of sex—within the confines of marriage between a man and a woman.”
As a result, their application was officially denied. The couple, represented by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, filed a lawsuit on November 1st.
Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the host of “The Briefing” podcast, said on November 15th that convictional Christians are now being identified as “heretics of the new official state religion.”
Hebrews 13:4 says, “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.”
Pro-Lifers Give Red Roses to Mothers at Abortion Clinics
Pro-lifers have a new strategy. It’s called the Red Rose Rescue.
On September 15th, in Sterling Heights, Michigan, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Alexandria, Virginia, pro-lifers simultaneously entered abortion mills and offered mothers scheduled for abortions red roses as a symbol of life, reports Life News.
Attached to each rose was a card which read, “You were made to love and to be loved … Your goodness is greater than the difficulties of your situation. Circumstances in life change. A new life, however tiny, brings the promise of unrepeatable joy.” The card also contained phone numbers of local pregnancy help centers.
When police officers arrived on the scene, pro-lifers attempted to continue conversation with women or sat on the floor praying quietly or singing hymns until they were placed under arrest.
Talk Show Host Charlie Rose Fired After Being Accused of Sexual Harassment
Talk show host and journalist Charlie Rose was fired yesterday by CBS News, PBS and Bloomberg in the wake of eight women accusing him of sexual harassment and unwanted advances, reports The Washington Post.
The claims made against Rose, 75, in The Post’s report included groping female acquaintances and walking around naked as many as 12 times in the presence of one 20-something assistant. The women were either employees at the “Charlie Rose” show or aspired to work for the show in allegations spanning from the late 1990s to 2011. Three women were on the record and five were anonymous.
Numbers 32:23 says, “You may be sure that your sin will find you out.”
Congressman John Conyers Accused of Sexual Advances to Staff Members
Democrat Congressman John Conyers of Michigan, the longest-serving member of the House, settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a former employee who alleged she was fired because she would not “succumb to [his] sexual advances,” reports BuzzFeedNews.com.
The damaging documents include four signed affidavits, three of which are notarized, from former staff members who allege that Conyers, the ranking Democrat on the powerful House Judiciary Committee, repeatedly made sexual advances to female staff that included requests for sex acts, contacting and transporting other women with whom they believed Conyers was having affairs, caressing their hands sexually, and rubbing their legs and backs in public.
Author Mark Levin Gets a Weekly Show on Fox News
Conservative host and best-selling author Mark Levin will get his own weekly Fox News show called “Life, Liberty, and Levin.”
Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report tweeted, “Expect fireworks!”
Country Singer Neal McCoy Targets Kneeling NFL Players in New Single
And finally, Neal McCoy is the country musician who has been on 15 USO tours, entertained our troops in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq, and recited the Pledge of Allegiance on video for 683 straight days on social media. And he’s disgusted by those in the NFL who kneel during the singing of our national anthem.
In particular, McCoy took issue with GQ Magazine naming former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick “Citizen of the Year.”
Here’s a snippet of the chorus of McCoy’s newly released single.
“I stand up for the flag, take off my hat for Old Glory.
Thank God I live in the home of the brave and the land of the free.
I honor the ones who gave it all so we’re all free to go play ball.
If only for their sake, I won’t take a knee.
Oh say can you see.
If only for their sake, I won’t take a knee.”
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, November 22nd in the year of our Lord 2017. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
Hindu Man in India Beats Christian Wife and Children and Incites Village Against Them
A Hindu husband and father in Northern India has beaten his wife and four children who have refused to give up their Christian faith. Now, he is inciting the entire village to persecute his family, reports CBN.
According to the British Pakistani Christian Association, Ramesh Kumar put an advertisement in a local newspaper warning the community that they should not help his family, whom he threw out on the street because he did not want them attending church.
The father said, “If you did not stop going to church. I will drive you out from the house and file an [apostasy] case against you all since you have changed your religion.”
Kumar stopped providing for his family’s basic needs earlier this year, and convinced the employers of his 23-year-old son, Neeraj, to fire him in October, cutting off the family’s only source of income.
The family said, “We will not stop going to the church because we know Jesus is the True God who died for us.”
Yemen Fights for Survival as Saudi Arabia Closes Its Ports
Yemen, an Arab country in Western Asia at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula, is fighting for its very survival.
Saudi Arabia closed most of Yemen’s air, land, and sea ports this week which has exacerbated the Yemeni famine which now is ranked worst in the world as 7 million people face risk of starvation, reports World Magazine.
In an unusual move on Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution stating U.S. military assistance to Saudi Arabia in the conflict is unauthorized.
International Search Intensifies for Missing Argentinian Submarine
A multi-national search intensified yesterday for Argentina’s missing submarine with 44 crew members off the country’s coast, as the clock may be ticking on the crew’s oxygen supply, reports Fox News.
The submarine carried enough food, oxygen and fuel for the crew to survive about 90 days on the sea’s surface, but only enough oxygen to last seven days underwater.
More than a dozen international vessels, including a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft, have joined the search for the missing submarine, which has been set back by stormy weather that has caused waves up to 20 feet.
President Trump Declares North Korea a Sponsor of Terrorism
President Donald Trump declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism on Monday, a designation that allows the United States to impose additional sanctions and risks inflaming tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and missile programs, reports The Christian Post.
The move also could undercut Trump’s efforts to solicit greater Chinese cooperation in pressuring North Korea to halt its nuclear and ballistic missile tests.
President Trump Adds Five More Conservative Judges to List of Potential Supreme Court Nominees
As 81-year-old Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is getting ready to retire, President Trump has added another five nominees to his list of 20 conservative judges from whom to nominate, reports The New American.
According to White House Counsel Donald McGahn, these are all “committed originalists and textualists,” adding that “they all have paper trails. They all are sitting judges. There is nothing unknown about them. What you see is what you get.”
In addition, Trump has the opportunity to reverse decades of liberal interpretations according to Leonard Leo of the Federalist Society by filling as many as 40 percent of the seats on the federal bench which would be transformative.
U.S. District Judge Blocks Transgender Military Ban
Yesterday, in a 53-page order, U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis halted the Trump administration’s proposed ban of transgender military personnel, finding that active-duty service members are “already suffering harmful consequences” because of the president’s policy, reports The Washington Post.
Garbis also prevented the administration from denying funding for sex-reassignment surgeries.
Thanksgiving Travel Up by over 3 Percent from Last Year
More than 45 million Americans are expected to take a Thanksgiving road trip. That’s up by more than 3% over last year. The roads were clogged with three times the travelers yesterday, reports CBS Chicago.
Head of Animation John Lasseter Takes Leave from Pixar After Acknowledging “Missteps”
Disney Animation head John Lasseter is taking a six-month leave of absence from Pixar after acknowledging “painful” conversations and unspecified “missteps,” he wrote in a memo to staff yesterday obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.
One longtime Pixar employee says Lasseter was known for “grabbing, kissing, making comments about physical attributes.”
Known as the genius behind Pixar films from Toy Story to the upcoming Coco, Lasseter popularized CGI in animation with early films like Monsters Inc. In 2006, after Disney purchased Pixar, he was named the chief creative officer of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studio.
It is hard to overstate Lasseter’s value to Disney. Pixar films have grossed over $6 billion at the domestic box office. Pixar is currently working on a sequel to The Incredibles and the fourth Toy Story installment.
Nasdaq Hits Record High
Wall Street indexes opened higher yesterday, with the Nasdaq hitting a record high of 23,524, led by gains in technology stocks, reports Reuters.
Congressman Bill Johnson Writes Book on Importance of Fatherhood for the Nation
Ohio State Rep. Bill Johnson grew up in a dysfunctional household. His father was an abusive alcoholic who often gambled away his meager paychecks.
That’s why he is so passionate about fathers fulfilling their God-given role not only as provider, but as the backbone of the family.
Author of a new book entitled “Raising Fathers: How Nurturing and Encouraging Fatherhood Helps Strengthen Families and Our Nation”, Johnson spoke to WorldNetDaily.com’s Greg Corombos.
“I believe we start a national conversation about the value of the American family, and the strength that it provides in terms of generating opportunities, not only for character growth, but opportunities for economic growth.”
Johnson was particularly critical of the liberal economic policies which discourage single mothers from getting married, which only serves to perpetuate a vicious cycle of dependence on the taxpayers.
“Government was never intended to provide for the welfare of everybody. The government was there to build an environment of opportunity where people could pursue their dreams and ambitions on their own terms. It was never the intent of the government to take care of people. Governments have tried that throughout human history and it hasn’t worked.”
Researchers Find that Mothers’ Brains Are Hardwired to Respond to Babies’ Cries
Researchers have discovered why babies’ cries affect their mothers differently than everyone else, including their fathers: Moms’ brains are hardwired to respond to their infants’ wails in certain ways, reports Christian Headlines.
After researchers with the National Institutes of Health studied 684 mothers from 11 countries, they determined that the sound of a baby crying activates areas in the mother’s brain that motivate her to move and to speak.
Regardless of culture, the women picked up their crying infants and talked to them far more often than they attempted to distract, feed, diaper, or show affection like kissing the child.