Kavanaugh Hearings Begin this Week, Christian Burger Company Boycott Fails, Homosexuals Protest and Persecute Austin Church

It’s Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd, in the year of our Lord 2018

By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldView.com)

Presidents Obama and G.W. Bush & Meghan McCain Slam Trump at Funeral

John McCain’s daughter and former Presidents Obama and George W. Bush led a public rebuke of President Donald Trump at the late senator’s memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral on Saturday, reports the Associated Press.

Standing near McCain’s flag-draped casket and with Trump’s daughter in the audience, Meghan McCain did not hide her contempt for President Trump.

“The America of John McCain is generous and welcoming and bold. She is resourceful and confident and secure. She meets her responsibilities. She speaks quietly because she is strong. America does not boast because she has no need to. The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great.”

(You can watch her full eulogy video here.)

In separate eulogies, Obama and Bush also delivered pushback to Trump that was more subtle than Meghan McCain’s but unmistakable nonetheless.

Listen to Obama’s poke at the president.

“So much of our politics, our public life, our public discourse can seem small and mean and petty, trafficking in bombast and insult and phony controversies and manufactured outrage. It’s a politics that pretends to be brave and tough, but in fact is born of fear. John called on us to be bigger than that. He called on us to be better than that.”

(You can watch President Obama’s full eulogy here.)

President Bush’s remarks were the most nuanced of the three.

“If we are ever tempted to forget who we are, to grow weary of our cause, John’s voice will always come as a whisper over our shoulder: We are better than this.  America is better than this.”

(You can watch President George W. Bush’s full eulogy here.)

Ironically enough, McCain’s family not only insisted that President Trump stay away, but they also refused to invite Senator McCain’s own vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin and several of his key 2008 presidential campaign advisors to the funeral.

White House Prepping Judge Kavanaugh for Confirmation Hearings

The White House is making last-minute preparations for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearings this week, holding final prep sessions and setting up a pair of rapid-response war rooms, reports Politico.com.

The sessions have featured faux protesters to make sure Kavanaugh stays cool in the event of a mid-hearing outburst.

Antifa, Sexual Perversion Activists Protest Austin Church

Antifa groups and sexual perversion activists protested Celebration Church, a multisite non-denominational church in the cities of Austin and Georgetown, Texas because they oppose the church’s biblical views on sexuality.

The activists’ goal is to pressure the Austin Independent School District to stop renting its space out to Christian so-called “homophobes,” PJ Media reports

After the service, protesters yelled “Bigots out of Austin; don’t come back” to the exiting Christians.

In the church’s statement of what it believes theologically, it explains that “Marriage is a picture of Christ’s relationship with His Bride – the Church. It is defined from the beginning of Scripture as a lifelong covenant between a man and a woman. God designed sexual intimacy for a marriage relationship and does not endorse or condone it in any other context.”

Genesis 2:24 says, “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

Call to Boycott In ‘N Out Burger Backfires

A call from the head of the California Democratic Party to boycott In-N-Out Burger over its $25,000 donation to the state’s GOP appears to have backfired rather spectacularly, reports the Los Angeles Times.

By the end of the day, Democrats were distancing themselves from the idea and Republicans were enjoying a political feast, with many making big lunch orders to show their support for In-N-Out Burger and posting photos on social media.

And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd in the year of our Lord 2018. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

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North Korea’s Inhumane Treatment of Its People

Human rights violations and infringements on the right to life have worsened since North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un came to power in 2012, reports Breitbart.

According to a report by the Seoul-based Database Center for North Korean Human Rights, cases of life infringement such as executions or violence within prisons as a proportion of the country’s total human rights violations rose from 6.2 percent in the 2000’s to 13.3 percent in the 2010s. The center compiled the data after analyzing a database of all the regime’s human rights abuses based on interviews with defectors.

A 2017 report on global religious persecution found that, in North Korea, Christians have undergone “unspeakable atrocities, including extra-judicial killings, forced labor, torture, persecution, starvation, rape, forced abortion and sexual violence.” 

Tight Race: Beto O’Rourke vs. Ted Cruz in Texas

Beto O’Rourke, the liberal Democrat challenger to Ted Cruz, the Republican incumbent junior senator, raked in over $10 million in donations last quarter, more than double Cruz’s haul, reports The New York Times. Polls say that Cruz only has a single digit lead.

O’Rourke has championed new gun restrictions, $15 minimum wage, and a promise to expunge marijuana offenses from arrest records.

Cruz is solidly pro-life, pro-family and pro-Constitution. He’s asked President Trump, his one-time GOP presidential primary opponent, to campaign for him in mid-October.

President Donald Trump won Texas by 9 percentage points, 7 points worse than Mitt Romney’s margin in 2012. Could a blue wave wash over the Lone Star state?

Another Victory for Atheists

U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Conner ruled against the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ policy of guest chaplains giving invocations before meetings, claiming that it discriminates against atheists who wanted to give a secular invocation, reports The Christian Post.

Conner wrote, “Requiring visitors to stand and having Sergeants at Arms repeatedly and loudly direct consciously seated visitors to comply with the Speaker’s request to stand amounts to an unconstitutional level of coercion.”

Not surprisingly, a lawsuit in August 2016 from the Americans United for Separation of Church & State is behind it all.

Archeologists Found Location of Jesus’ First Miracle

Archeologists have for hundreds of years believed they knew exactly where Jesus performed his first recorded miracle — turning water into wine — but new discoveries are now calling the location into question, reports CBN.

According to John 2, Jesus performed the miracle during a wedding at Cana. When the wine ran out during the celebration, the Son of God transformed the water into wine in what is believed to be, according to the biblical account, his first miracle.

Based on new research, archeologists are now confident the real site of the miracle — in Cana — is actually on a hillside five miles further north of the previously understood location in Israel, reports The Daily Mail.

There is an altar and a shelf along with the remains of one stone vessel, much like the ones that Jesus would have used to store the wine, in the newly discovered location.

Michael W. Smith Talks About Nervous Breakdown, New Christian Film

Multi-platinum artist Michael W. Smith, who stars in the upcoming Christian film Beautifully Broken, shared critical moments in his life, including a nervous breakdown, that led to his own beautifully broken path to Jesus, reports The Christian Post.

Beautifully Broken, which was released in theaters on Aug. 24, is the true telling of three families — a refugee’s escape, a prisoner’s promise – both of whom live in Africa and a daughter’s painful secret from a white American family.

Smith, who believes that the movie really stands apart from other Christian films because of how shockingly transparent it is, said, “We live in a broken world and unfortunately that’s my problem a lot with ‘faith-based films’ that seem to be nicely wrapped up in a bow. You don’t really get the raw things of what goes on in people’s lives and that’s what I love about this movie.”

He also recalled a nervous breakdown he had decades ago that led to his recommitment to Christ.

He testified, “I had this nervous breakdown. It was just that God came and He laid down beside me on the floor in my kitchen as I wept and convulsed for three hours, from midnight to 3:00 in the morning. I haven’t been the same since I got up off the floor.”

Smith had been abusing alcohol and drugs until that moment on the kitchen floor. He noted that his parents prayed for him consistently.

New Film on Neil Armstrong Edits Out U.S. Flag Moon Plant

First Man, a movie about astronaut Neil Armstrong starring Ryan Gosling, was slammed by Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio for not including a scene where the astronaut plants a flag on the moon, reports Bloomberg.

That led Armstrong’s sons, Rick and Mark, to put out a statement defending the film. They noted that there are several shots of the American flag on the moon, but the filmmakers “chose to focus on Neil looking back at the Earth. “We do not feel this movie is anti-American.”

Movies based on true stories can be especially contentious. In recent years, Selma and Hidden Figures were attacked for taking liberties with history.