By Jonathan Clark
India’s “anti-conversion” laws target Christian evangelists
International Christian Concern reports that the anti-Christian bias of India’s media fuels persecution against Christians.
On November 3rd, a local media source in India’s Karnataka state published an article calling for attacks on people who convert Hindus to other religions. The next day in the same area, radical Hindus attacked Pastor Vinod Nayak and falsely accused him of blaspheming Hinduism.
Hindus are so concerned about Christians making converts that some states have passed “anti-conversion” laws to target evangelists and pastors.
Matthew 5:11-12 says, “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven.”
Chinese paper paid millions to U.S. media for pro-China advertising
A disclosure to the U.S. Justice Department this week shows that a Chinese-run newspaper paid millions of dollars to U.S. media companies for pro-China advertising this year.
The China Daily is controlled by the propaganda arm of the Chinese Communist Party. The company ran ad campaigns through The Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. The China Daily also paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to media groups in Canada and the U.K.
In addition, elite American universities have received tens of millions of dollars in donations from Communist China in recent years.
Judge Barrett deciding vote for religious freedom
On Wednesday night, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an injunction against New York’s coronavirus restrictions on religious groups.
Justice Amy Coney Barrett played a decisive role in the 5-4 victory.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo had ordered strict limits on religious groups but imposed no limits on liquor stores, hardware stores, and bicycle repair shops among others.
The ruling stated, “The restrictions at issue here, by effectively barring many from attending religious services, strike at the very heart of the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty.”
In Proverbs 8:15-16, Wisdom says, “By me kings reign, and rulers decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, all the judges of the earth.”
PA sent out 1.8 million ballots, but counted 2.5 million!
The Pennsylvania Senate Majority Committee held a hearing yesterday. Trump campaign attorney Rudy Giuliani addressed the hearing on issues of voter fraud in the state.
Witnesses also shared their experiences of being blocked from being able to observe ballot counting. Giuliani noted Pennsylvania sent out 1.8 million mail-in ballots, but ended up counting 2.5 million ballots. An election security specialist said the huge spikes of Biden votes on election night were a prime indicator of fraudulent voting. The spikes represented over 500,000 votes for Biden with President Trump getting only 3,200 votes over the same period.
Republican State Senator Doug Mastriano closed the meeting by quoting John 8:32.
MASTRIANO: “And as Jesus said, ‘You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.’ Guess what? Guess what? (applause and cheers) The truth’s out there. Media, you should have found these witnesses. You need to do your job. Now you see them out here, do your job. … You got some witnesses with courage. These people are heroes to me. As a retired army colonel, I look at them and say you guys are outstanding. Thanks for being willing to step up. (applause and cheers) … Democracy can die in darkness, in dark rooms with no transparency and accountability. We’re shining light on this darkness here. We’re gonna take our state back. We’re not standing aside in this hour.”
Pasadena, CA allows restaurants to stay open but wants churches closed
California’s city of Pasadena will not be following the Los Angeles County coronavirus order to shut down restaurants and small businesses for three weeks.
The city noted the economic hardship put on restaurant workers by lockdowns.
However, the city has also threatened the pastor of a local church for holding in-person services.
Dow Jones topped 30,000
The Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 30,000 points for the first time this week. This follows new developments in COVID-19 vaccines and the initial steps of the transition of presidential power.
Also, a second estimate by the Commerce Department this week found that U.S. gross domestic product grew 33.1 percent during the third quarter of this year. This follows the 32.9 percent contraction during the second quarter during initial coronavirus lockdowns.
Republican House flipped four House seats
Fox News reports Republican candidates are expected to flip four U.S. House seats from California this year, which is more than in any other state.
In the 2018 midterms, Democrats flipped seven seats, but the GOP is making a comeback in the Democratic stronghold.
Abortions dropped by 21.8% since 2009
And finally, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control found that the number of babies murdered in the womb in 2018 was 619,591.
This represents another decline in the number of abortions. Between 2009 and 2018, the number of abortions has dropped 21.8 percent. Over the same time period, the abortion rate fell 24 percent.
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Friday, November 27th, in the year of our Lord 2020. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I’m Adam McManus (adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.