Kroger’s Christian-phobia cost the grocer $180,000; Married mothers among happiest demographic; 135 attacks on pro-lifers since leaked Dobbs decision

It’s Thursday, November 3rd, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at I’m Adam McManus. (

By Jonathan Clark

Hong Kong, now controlled by China, sentenced first pastor for sedition

Two years ago, China extended control over Hong Kong with a new national security law.

Last Thursday, Hong Kong sentenced the first Christian pastor for sedition under the law.

Pastor Garry Pang Moon-yuen faces over a year in prison for criticizing the government’s treatment of activists and protesters. 

Pang has been known for praying for revival and religious freedom in Hong Kong since China’s political takeover. 

Kroger’s Christian-phobia cost the grocer $180,000

American supermarket Kroger must pay $180,000 to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit.

The case involved two employees who declined to wear aprons celebrating sexually perverted lifestyles.

Kroger did not accommodate the two women’s religious objections to the outfit and instead disciplined and fired them.

As part of the settlement, Kroger agreed to “create a religious accommodation policy and provide enhanced religious discrimination training to store manage­ment.”

135 attacks on pro-lifers since leaked Dobbs decision

A new study from the Crime Prevention Research Center identified 135 attacks on pro-life institutions and people since the leak of the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

By contrast, six pro-abortion people were attacked during the same period.

Pro-life people and organizations have been shot, firebombed, vandalized, stolen from, and threatened. However, the media and the U.S. Justice Department have paid little attention to these attacks compared with attacks on pro-abortion people. 

Ecclesiastes 8:11 says, “Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed speedily, the heart of the children of man is fully set to do evil.”

Big Tech stocks down

The pandemic era saw big gains for tech companies.

Now, top tech companies like Alphabet, Microsoft, Meta, and Amazon are reporting weak third-quarter earnings, sending their stock down.

The world’s 20 richest tech billionaires lost over $480 billion collectively this year.

On the other hand, oil companies have made record profits this year. President Joe Biden even threatened oil companies with higher taxes on excess profits if they don’t work to cut gas prices. 

Married mothers among happiest demographic

The latest American Family Survey confirms yet again that one of the happiest demographics in the U.S. is married mothers.

Thirty-three percent of married mothers aged 18-55 reported they were completely satisfied with their lives compared with 15% of single women with no children.

Another demographic reporting high levels of happiness were conservative women compared with liberal women. Conservative women were also more likely to be married and happy with their family life than liberal women. 

Psalm 113:9 says God “gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the LORD!”

Most Americans support traditional values

The latest survey from Arizona Christian University’s Cultural Research Center found that most Americans support traditional moral values.

But less than half of Americans who support traditional moral values also embrace Biblical morality. 

Most Americans believe what a person feels in their heart or majority rule should define right and wrong. Only 29% said the Bible should define morality. 

Another United Methodist church leaves over sexual perversion

Another large United Methodist Church congregation is leaving the mainline Protestant denomination.

Many churches have been leaving the UMC over the issue of homosexuality.

Miles Stevens with Christ Church Memphis in Tennessee told The Christian Post that their decision to leave was driven by “decades of failed efforts to reconcile firmly-held foundational, but oppositional beliefs, among member churches within the UMC.”

College quarterback is outspoken Christian

And finally, speaking of Tennessee, the state’s college football team has jumped up in the rankings to the number two slot.

Hendon Hooker, the Tennessee Volunteers’ senior quarterback, is now a contender for the Heisman Trophy. He’s carried the team through an undefeated season so far, including a high-profile win over the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Hooker is an outspoken Christian and told reporters Monday about how he prays before games.

HOOKER: “You know. It’s the same prayer every time. I’m a routine type of guy. Praying over my family, thanking God for safe travel, praying over my brother, praying for his game and their safety, praying that God touches my mind, my hands, my feet to just go out there and do what He’s blessed me to do — put on the show!”

Hooker also listens to Gospel music before games and reads a devotional with one of his teammates. He and his brother, Alston, published a book last year entitled The ABC’s of Scripture for Athletes, with some of their family’s favorite memory verses. 


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