By Jonathan Clark
New Indian law targets Christians for arrests without warrants
At least nine other states in India have passed similar legislation. However, the new law in Madhya Pradesh allows police to arrest people without a warrant and hold them without bail with the suspect having to prove their innocence.
Such laws in India are used to target Christians who evangelize or distribute aid.
Matthew 10:32 says, “Therefore, whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.”
Cuba back on list of state sponsor of terrorism
The U.S. put Cuba back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism this week. The communist regime joins Syria, Iran, and North Korea. Countries on the list are exposed to a range of sanctions.
Last month, the U.S. pulled Sudan, Africa off the list after the country normalized ties with Israel.
Canada pulls the plug on hospice refusing to pull the plug on patients
The Canadian government is shutting down a hospice in British Columbia for refusing to participate in euthanasia.
Supreme Court takes college religious liberty case
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a free speech case involving Christian student Chike Uzuegbunam and Georgia Gwinnett College.
In 2016, Uzuegbunam was distributing Christian pamphlets when campus police told him he could not do so unless he was in a “free speech zone.” Even after Uzuegbunam complied, police told him he had to stop.
The student said, “College officials didn’t really care about where I was standing, they just didn’t like what I was saying. So, they invoked these policies to silence me.”
After Uzuegbunam began a lawsuit, the college changed their policies. But he is continuing his case to hold colleges accountable.
A study by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education found that over 85 percent of American universities restrict free speech in some way.
Justice: Twitter loses $5 billion after censoring President Trump
Big Tech companies are executing a big purge of conservative users after banning President Donald Trump from their platforms.
After beginning the purge, Twitter’s stock fell 12 percent Monday, amounting to a $5 billion loss. Sounds like just desserts.
International leaders in Germany, France, and Mexico criticized the social media ban of Trump.
Biden taps 14 Big Tech executives & pro-abortion advocates
Joe Biden has picked at least 14 people to serve in his administration or transition team that have also worked for Big Tech companies. The picks included lobbyists or executives at Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Amazon.
In addition, Biden has picked numerous pro-abortion advocates to lead in his administration, starting with his chief of staff pick Ronald Klain, an outspoken proponent of abortion. Biden also chose long-time abortion advocate California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as secretary of Health and Human Services. And just last week, Biden picked pro-abortion Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to lead the Department of Commerce.
Proverbs 29:2 says, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, the people groan.”
88% of Congress identifies as Christian
A report by Pew Research found 88 percent of the members of the 117th U.S. Congress identify as Christian.
Although 26 percent of the general population identify as having no religion, only one member of Congress does so.
The Congress is more heavily Protestant and Catholic than the U.S. adult population. The largest religious identity in Congress is Protestant at 55 percent.
Nearly all non-Christian Congress members are Democrat.
Missouri has no operating abortion mills
The state’s last abortion mill in St. Louis is still open, but Operation Rescue confirmed that abortion appointments there have been unavailable for months. The mill also stopped distributing abortion pills after refusing to comply with Missouri regulations on the drugs.
Psalm 37:35-36 says, “I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a native green tree. Yet he passed away, and behold, he was no more; Indeed I sought him, but he could not be found.”
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, January 13th, in the year of our Lord 2021. 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.