By Kevin Swanson
Myanmar’s military junta continues to target Christian leaders
BarnabasAid.org reports that the pastor of the church, Htang Kay Ong, who was also arrested, tortured, and left for dead in a ditch, actually survived the ordeal.
Pray for the families of these church leaders, and the church in Myanmar today.
Libertarian pro-lifer Javier Milei wins presidency in Argentinian upset
Well, the “pink tide” of socialism has finally turned in Latin America.
The Outsider/Libertarian candidate in Argentina’s presidential race, Javier Milei, won the runoff election Sunday in the 56-44% victory, reports The Guardian. A television pundit and free market economist, Milei plans to shut down the central bank and reduce the number of government ministries by 60%, from 18 to 8.
He’s talked of reversing the 3-year-old law that legalized abortion in the country. He calls climate change a “socialist lie,” favors looser gun laws, and refers to Pope Francis, an Argentinian, as an “evil” leftist. Milei was endorsed by Brazil’s previous, rightist president Jair Bolsonaro.
Church of England votes to bless homosexual couples
Last week, the Church of England General Synod approved of what they call “blessing services” for same-sex couples, those living in unnatural relations with each other, who wish to be married, reports The Christian Institute.
The Church of England Bishops were the most in favor of the church’s approval of homosexuality, voting 23 to 10 to approve the motion. And the House of Laity passed the motion by a vote of 104 to 100.
Bishops of the Anglican Network in Europe, the Anglican Convocation in Europe, and the Anglican Mission in England urged the House of Bishops to repent from laying aside “the clear teaching of Scripture on matters of sexual conduct.”
The conservative organizations noted that “This action is offensive to the God of love. It replaces His wonderful Gospel of grace with a distorted message, blessing what God calls sin. This is heart-breaking, wicked, and outrageously arrogant.”
Malachi 3:15 says, they “call the proud blessed, for those who do wickedness are raised up; They even tempt God and go free.”
Public school students are behaving worse, battling mental issues
The Education Advisory Board survey of school superintendents has discovered a serious downgrade in student behavior in American public school classrooms.
Eighty-one percent of school superintendents agree that student behavioral concerns are worse now than before the pandemic, with 35 percent saying the situation has gotten “significantly worse.” Ninety-two percent indicated that student mental health crises are worse than they were in 2019, with 57 percent saying the situation has gotten “significantly worse.”
Also, Education Week found something similar—with 70% of educators who say there is more misbehavior in the classroom than what they witnessed in 2019.
Proverbs 30:11 speaks of “a generation that curses its father, and does not bless its mother. There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes, Yet is not washed from its filthiness. There is a generation—oh, how lofty are their eyes! And their eyelids are lifted up.”
U.S. economy headed to short recession
In economic news, the Conference Board’s Leading Economic Indicators continued its decline in October, dropping 0.8% month-over-month. That’s a 7.6% drop, year-over-year.
The Conference board has issued a statement stating that they are expecting “elevated inflation, high interest rates, and contracting consumer spending—due to depleting pandemic saving and mandatory student loan repayments—to tip the U.S. economy into a very short recession.”
The percent of Americans living paycheck to paycheck has increased from 43% in 2021 to 62% today in the last CNBC poll.
Cato Institute reveals least and most economically free states
Where are the least-free states in America?
The Cato Institute’s new metric points to New York, Hawaii, California, and Oregon as the worst for economic freedoms.
The states which have successfully championed economic freedom include New Hampshire, Florida, South Dakota, Tennessee, Georgia, and Texas.
Rosalyn Carter met her Maker
And finally, former First Lady Rosalyn Carter died at 96 years of age on Sunday in Plains, Georgia.
She was married to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, the 39th president, for 77 years.
She established the Carter Center’s Mental Health Program to continue her work to combat stigma and discrimination against people with mental illnesses.
And Mrs. Carter was the author of five books including her autobiography entitled First Lady from Plains.
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, November 21st 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.