By Adam McManus
Congo orphanage building burned to ground
On Wednesday, an electrical fire destroyed one building at an orphanage in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Thankfully, more than 20 children and adults escaped unharmed, reports International Christian Concern, which is committed to helping the owners rebuild.
ICC has supported the overcrowded orphanage with emergency supplies over the past year, including food, medicine, safe water, clothing, mattresses, and a fish farm. The children, from babies to teens, were orphaned by the Allied Democratic Forces, a Muslim terrorist group, that killed their parents and ravaged their Christian communities. Babies are found still clinging to their dead mothers and brought to the orphanage weekly.
The Christian couple that has run the 30-year orphanage on a small plot of land risked their lives to save the children. The orphanage consists of three small buildings that house about 100 kids.
The wife, who runs the orphanage with her husband, said, “We have been up all night as we watched the house go up in flames with everything inside it. We thank God that all the children were evacuated safely. No one was injured during this fire accident. We accommodated the 20 affected children in the other houses.”
The couple had to put seven kids in one bed.
To donate to help them rebuild, give to International Christian Concern through a special link and select “Rescue Wives and Kids.”
1 John 3:17 asks, “If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?”
Turkish President Erdogan’s re-election terrifies Christians
Erdogan extends his 20 years in power for another five years with over 52% of the vote.
Under Erdogan’s reign, at least 60 pastors and Christian workers have been blacklisted and expelled from the country without explanation, as well as problems with their places of worship, bans on foreign Christian workers and increased hate speech on social media.
Most famously, Pastor Andrew Brunson, a missionary for 20 years in Turkey, was imprisoned for two years, reports The Christian Post. He wrote a book about his experience entitled, God’s Hostage: A True Story of Persecution, Imprisonment, and Perseverance.
Girl denied transplant by Duke over vaccination status gets kidney
A 14-year-old girl in North Carolina, whose parents say she was denied a kidney transplant at Duke University Hospital because of her vaccination status, has received a kidney elsewhere, reports The Christian Post.
Yulia Hicks received a new kidney last Thursday thanks to “an amazing live donor,” according to the latest update on GiveSendGo’s “Kidney for Yulia” fundraising page.
Hicks, the adopted daughter of Lee and Chrissy Hicks, received national attention after the family claimed late last year that Duke University refused to conduct her transplant surgery because she was not vaccinated against COVID-19.
The update noted that the child is “recovering well” and thanked the “entire team at [East Carolina University] Health for everything,” describing the doctors and medical staff there as “the most caring and professional team that we have encountered on this journey.”
The organizer of the GiveSendGo fundraiser explained that “The Hicks Family adopted Yulia from Ukraine in January 2021, knowing that she had a genetic kidney condition that would eventually require surgery.”
Professor rededicates the month of June to God, family, and country
Dr. Robert George, director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, is imploring Americans to take this time to acknowledge the “importance of fidelity to God, spouses and families, our country, and our communities,” reports The Blaze.
The poll, conducted at the University of Chicago and published in March, highlighted a “precipitous decline” among Americans in the perceived importance of patriotism, religious faith, having children, and community involvement as compared with respondents’ answers 25 years earlier.
Whereas in 1998, 70% of respondents deemed patriotism to be very important, only 38% said so in 2023.
Twenty-five years ago, 62% said religion was important. Now, only 39% believe that to be the case.
Kohl’s pushes homosexual propaganda on kids’ clothing
And finally, Kohl’s, the largest department store chain in the U.S. with 1,100 stores, is facing backlash after becoming the latest retailer to sell homosexual/transgender-themed clothing for kids, reports LifeSiteNews.
Highlights of its so-called “Pride Month” products, including a sexual perversion “pride” onesie, have been going viral since being highlighted by the Twitter account “End Wokeness,” which noted, “Kohl’s is pushing LGBTQ Pride for literal babies.”
The onesie, designed for babies from three months to nine months old, depicts what appears to be a lesbian couple, with one holding a “Progress Pride” flag representing those who identify as “transgender” and “non-binary” in addition to other sexual identities.
The retail chain is also selling banners emblazoned with “Love Is Love,” and sexually perverted towels, bibs, candles, shorts, pillows, and shirts that say, “Ask Me My Pronouns.”
“End Wokeness” remarked, “Looks like Kohl’s didn’t learn a thing from Bud Lite and Target.
Conservatives have since chimed in across social media with a round of calls to boycott Kohl’s, with one social media user highlighting the fact that Kohl’s stock dropped 5.59 percent on Tuesday and 3.58 percent on Wednesday.
Write a letter of polite objection to: Tom Kingsbury, CEO, Kohl’s Corporate, N56 W17000 Ridgewood Dr., Menomonee Falls, WI 53051. And call (855) 564-5705.
Galatians 6:8 says, “For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Friday, June 2nd in the year of our Lord 2023. 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.