It’s Monday, July 1st, A.D. 2019. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Adam McManus Adam@TheWorldview.com
Algerian judge fined Christian $840 for praying in home
An Algerian judge has issued a two-month suspended prison sentence and a hefty fine of $840 on a Christian who was holding worship in his own home, reports International Christian Concern.
The man had invited a Christian couple to come and pray with him. Algeria has laws which are intended to prevent non-Muslims from worshiping in unregistered churches.
Formerly imprisoned pastor Andrew Brunson talks about Turkey
Last Thursday, Evangelical missionary Andrew Brunson, a North Carolina native who spent two decades planting churches in Turkey before spending two years in prison on trumped-up terrorism charges, explained to the United State Commission of International Religious Freedom how Turkey views Christians, reports the Christian Post.
BRUNSON: “My indictment and trial give an example of how the Turkish government views Christians. When my indictment came out it became clear that I was targeted specifically because of my faith. My crime was ‘Christianization’, acting as ‘an agent of unconventional and psychological warfare under the guise of an evangelical church pastor.’ All of our work was intended to fragment Turkey, they said, splitting it into pieces. So basically, the indictment associated ‘Christianization’ with terrorism and presented Christianity as a danger to Turkey’s unity.”
Ironically enough, out of the 83 million people who live in the Muslim-majority nation, there are only 6,000 Protestant converts from Islam. But Turkey President Recep Erdoğan was threatened nonetheless.
Obama judge blocks Trump’s border wall
On Saturday, U.S. District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam, an Obama appointee, issued a ruling that blocked President Trump from using $2.5 billion in military funds to build the southern border wall, reports the Washington Examiner.
The ruling stopped several construction projects in California, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Kamala Harris confronts Joe Biden on busing in Democratic debate
Democratic Senator Kamala Harris of California sharply criticized former Vice President Joe Biden at the Democratic presidential primary debate on Thursday in Miami, talking about her personal history with busing and calling his recent recollections of working with segregationist senators “hurtful”, reports the New York Times.
HARRIS: “I do not believe you are a racist, and I agree with you when you commit yourself to the importance of finding common ground. … It was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senators who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country. You also worked with them to oppose busing.
“There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school every day. And that little girl was me. Vice President Biden, do you agree today — do you agree today that you were wrong to oppose busing in America then? Do you agree?
BIDEN: “I did not oppose busing in America. What I opposed is busing ordered by the Department of Education. That’s what I opposed. I did not oppose –“
HARRIS: “Well, there was a failure of states to integrate public schools in America. I was part of the second class to integrate Berkeley, California, public schools almost two decades after Brown v. Board of Education.”
BIDEN: “Because your city council made that decision. It was a local decision.”
HARRIS: “So that’s where the federal government must step in.”
BIDEN: “The federal government … “
HARRIS: “That’s why we have the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act. That’s why we need to pass the Equality Act. That’s why we need to pass the E.R.A., because there are moments in history where states fail to preserve the civil rights of all people.”
Within 24 hours of that exchange, Senator Harris raised $2 million from 63,277 people, nearly 60 percent of whom were first-time donors, reports Politico.com.
By comparison, former HUD secretary Julián Castro had roughly 16,000 new donors and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker had almost 4,000 new donors after their Wednesday debate.
Alaskan Native Americans have high sexual assault, family violence
U.S. Attorney General William Barr declared an emergency for public safety in rural Alaska on Friday and announced that the Department of Justice will provide more than $10 million in emergency funds as part of a sweeping plan to support law enforcement in Alaska’s Native American villages which are battling high rates of sexual assault and family violence, reports the Anchorage Daily News.
Fatherlessness in the home strikes again.
Attention Christian Homeschoolers: Khan Academy is pro-homosexual
As homosexual/transgender activists flood American society with their sexualized agenda, Christian activists are warning that parents who homeschool their children need to be aware that homosexual material has already found its way into the Khan Academy, which offers popular online instructional videos, reports LifeSiteNews.com,
“Activist Mommy” Elizabeth Johnston warned Christian parents to follow the money. Khan Academy, a non-profit founded by Salman Khan, had accepted $3.5 million from leftist donors like Bill Gates and Google which has clearly affected his curriculum.
Day of the Christian Martyr
June 29th was the Day of the Christian Martyr since church tradition teaches that it is the day that marks the martyrdom of the Apostle Paul who was beheaded for his faith in Christ.
Paul wrote in Philippians 3:10, “I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.”
13-year-old baker donates pastries to shelters
Since Michael Platt has always loved to bake, he decided to use his passion to make money as well as bless the needy. So when he was 11 years old, he launched a baking business called Michael’s Desserts in Bowie, Maryland.
Listen to the 13-year-old who should inspire our children.
PLATT: “I knew that I wanted to make a business, but I didn’t just want to just make the money, I wanted to help people at the same time.”
The bakery runs on a one-for-one business model similar to Tom’s Shoes: for every pastry that a customer buys, Michael gives one away to an underprivileged person.
Once or twice every month, Michael travels to Washington, DC so he can hand out dozens of baked treats to kids, adults, and families in domestic violence and homeless shelters.
Listeners from Nigeria, Pennsylvania & Wyoming encourage us
Moyo Oyebadejo, a Nigerian in Ipswich, Suffolk. UK, wrote me at Adam@TheWorldview.com. She said, “My husband and I, who have a 7-month-old son, listen to your newscast. As a Nigerian, The Worldview has been my main source of information for what is happening to our brothers and sisters in my home country. I enjoy the biblical application and I am looking forward to introducing it to our son when he is much older.”
Eric and Connie Weaver in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, said, “My seven children and I listen to The Worldview in Five Minutes almost every morning. We really appreciate getting filled in on what is happening around the world. Often the kids will give a thumbs down and yell ‘boo’ while hearing bad news! We also really like hearing about individual Christians who are being persecuted so that we can pray for them specifically.”
And Debby Rise in Cheyenne, Wyoming, wrote, “Adam, I discovered The Worldview in 5 Minutes and Generations radio just three months ago. I am so delighted to find this unique Christian newscast and Generations radio. What a treasure! I love how you and Kevin and his co-hosts apply God’s word to everything in our lives and the culture all over the world! God’s word is still relevant today! As Ephesians 1:15 says, ‘Because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.'”
35 Worldview listeners gave $9,250; $49,452 is new grand total!
As you know, our goal was to raise $50,000 to get out of the red in terms of the expenses of producing The Worldview in 5 Minutes by yesterday. As of Friday morning, the remnant had given $40,202
Our thanks to Daniel in San Luis Potosi, Mexico who gave $5 as well as
Tracey in El Reno, Oklahoma, Malcolm in Ferndown, Dorset, United Kingdom, Laura in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, and Erica in Shutesbury, Massachusetts – each of whom gave $25.
We’re also grateful to God for Charles in Firestone, Colorado who gave $30 as well as Luke in Brook Haven, Missouri, Laraine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, William in Castle Rock, Colorado, Antonio in Arlington, Virginia, Lisa in Ranier, Oregon, and Emmanuel in Hanahan, South Carolina – each of whom gave $50.
We appreciate the generosity of Heather in Hutchinson, Minnesota, Margaret in Carrickfergus, Antrem, United Kingdom, Jeremy and Lauren in Louisville, Kentucky, Terry in San Antonio, Texas, Douglas in Forest, Virginia, Mariko in Torrance, California, Tamie in Macon, Georgia, and Eric and Connie in Lancaster, Pennsylvania – each of whom gave $100.
Our gratitude to Frank in Donnelly, Idaho who gave $150, Phil in Omaha, Nebraska who pledged $20 monthly for year for a total gift of $240, Charlotte in Castle Rock, Colorado and James in Columbia, Tennessee – both of whom gave $250.
Special thanks to William in Ocala, Florida, Pere in Manchester, United Kingdom, Dustin in Waltham, Minnesota, and Darlene in Cincinnati, Ohio — each of whom pledged $25 monthly for a year for a total gift of $300 each as well as John in Panama City, Florida and Will and Glenna in San Antonio, Texas – both of whom gave $300 each, and Mariko and Masashi in Torrance, California who gave $325.
And finally, we were humbled by the gifts from J.F. in Gretna, Virginia who gave $500, Jantz in Willow Springs, Missouri and Kala in Brush Creek, Tennessee – both of whom pledged $50 monthly for a year for a total gift of $600 each, Kellie in Milton, New Hampshire who pledged $100 monthly for a year for a total gift of $1,200, and Jason in Vandenberg Air Force Base, California who gave $2,000!
Incredible! On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 35 new Worldview donors gave or pledged $9,250.
Ready for the new grand total? Drum roll please. (drum roll sound effect) $49,452. (cheering sound effect) Wow! We almost got there. Just $548 short of our $50,000 goal to get out of the red.
On behalf of the entire team here at The Worldview in 5 Minutes and Generations, thank you for your sacrificial generosity. From Daniel, the $5 donor in Mexico, to Jason, the $2,000 donor in California, every person who gave helped us to get so close to meeting a challenging goal.
And, if you had been meaning to give, and you’d like to help us make up that $548 deficit, then you can go to TheWorldview.com, click on “Give” on the top right, and then make your pledge. And don’t forget to click the recurring monthly donation button if that’s your wish. To those of you among the remnant who gave, thank you!
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Monday, July 1st in the year of our Lord 2019. 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.
Libyan Muslims won’t allow Christian burial
After an outbreak of tuberculosis at the overcrowded Zintan detention center in Libya, an internal United Nations June 3rd report leaked to the Irish Times alleges that the bodies of Christians who died in are not being buried because the local cemetery is only for Muslims, reports the International Christian Concern.
Popular Joe Biden website exposes weaknesses
For much of the last three months, the most popular Joe Biden website has been a slick little piece of disinformation that is designed to look like the former vice president’s official campaign page, yet is most definitely not pro-Biden, reports the New York Times.
From top to bottom, the website, JoeBiden.info, breezily mocks the candidate.
Biden fundraiser quits over debate performance
After Biden’s disastrous debate performance last Thursday night in Miami a veteran San Francisco-based lawyer named Tom McInerney, informed Biden’s team last week he can no longer back Biden’ campaign after his comments on working with segregationists and flip flopping on the Hyde Amendment.
McInerney, who had raised $200,000 for Obama’s first presidential campaign raise, told CNBC, “I would imagine I’m not alone.”
Supreme Court declined to hear abortion case
Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a concurrent opinion, agreeing with the denial of appeal yet noting that he supported such pro-life laws.
“The notion that anything in the Constitution prevents States from passing laws prohibiting the dismembering of a living child is implausible,” wrote Justice Thomas. “But under the ‘undue burden’ standard adopted by this Court, a restriction on abortion—even one limited to prohibiting gruesome methods—is unconstitutional if ‘the “purpose or effect” of the provision “is to place a substantial obstacle in the path of a woman seeking an abortion before the fetus attains viability.”’