Members of Pro-Life Group Told to Leave Seattle Coffee Shop, Michelle Qureshi to Continue Her Husband’s Ministry, NRA Faces Criticism

Wednesday, October 11th, in the year of our Lord 2017

By Adam McManus

Wife of Christian Apologist Nabeel Qureshi Continues His Ministry

Michelle Qureshi, the wife of the Muslim-turned-Christian apologist Nabeel Qureshi, has said she is committed to continuing her late husband’s ministry.

“People still need to hear the Gospel. I am committed to ensuring the continuation of Nabeel’s ministry. I don’t know exactly what that’s going to look like, but I do know we are going to take his resources and put those online in video form and share them through the social media and the websites that he had opened previously — Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Patreon.”

After battling stomach cancer, Qureshi died on September 16, 2017 at the age of 34.

Over 100 Babies Saved in 40 Days for Life

The “40 Days for Life” vigils across America have been a smashing success. Pro-life Christians have stood outside abortion mills in their towns during the last 40 days gently urging young women to choose life for their babies before it’s too late.

Since September 27th, 112 babies have been saved that the organizers can document, reports Life News.

Planned Parenthood Spends a Lot More on Political Lobbying Than the NRA

As often happens after a tragic mass shooting, the National Rifle Association is facing harsh criticism for its political spending and lobbying.

Interestingly enough though, Planned Parenthood, the top abortion business in the nation, spent about 10 times more buying political influence in the 2016 election than the NRA did, reports Life News.

While the NRA has donated $3,555,194 to current members of Congress, Planned Parenthood spent $38 million on the 2016 elections alone.

Planned Parenthood’s abortion business brings in millions of dollars, aborting more than 300,000 unborn babies every year, on average.

Homosexual Coffee Shop Owner Tells Christian Pro-Lifers to Leave

A pro-life Christian group was told they had to leave a Seattle coffeeshop by the business’s homosexual owner.

The Washington Times reports that members of the pro-life group Abolish Human Abortion came in to order coffee following their time distributing pro-life pamphlets around the community.

Once Ben Borgman, the owner, found out that a pro-life Christian group had entered his business, he told them to leave.

Ben Borgman: “I’m gay. You have to leave.”
Male Pro-lifer: “Are you denying us service?”
Ben Borgman: “I am. Yeah.”
Male Pro-lifer: “Why aren’t we allowed to stay?”
Ben Borgman: “This is offensive to me. I own the place. I have the right to be offended. So I have right to say…”
Male Pro-lifer: “So we’re not welcome here?”
Ben Borgman:  “I do not want these people in this place.”
Male Pro-lifer: “So you’re not willing to tolerate our presence?”
Ben Borgman: “This is extremely offensive. Can you tolerate my presence?”
Male Pro-lifer: “We are. We’re actually in your coffee shop.”
Ben Borgman: “Really? Really? Leave. All of you.”
Female pro-lifer: “Seattle likes to talk about safe places a lot.”

Many who watched the video in which the owner used graphic and blasphemous language we did not include here called out the hypocrisy in our society today.

On the one hand, liberals applaud the homosexual coffeeshop owner for kicking this pro-life group out of his business while, on the other hand, they accuse Christian business owners such as baker Jack Phillips of discriminating against homosexuals when he refused to bake a cake for a homosexual faux wedding.

Author Joe Kovacs Says “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” is a Metaphor for the Gospel

Is “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” among the most biblical films ever made?

That’s the claim of Joe Kovacs, author of a new book entitled Shocked by the Bible 2: Connecting the Dots in Scripture to Reveal the Truth They Don’t Want You to Know.

Kovacs devotes an entire chapter to probing the scriptural messages that are embedded in famous motion pictures, just as Jesus voiced secret messages about the kingdom of God in the parables He told during His human ministry some 2,000 years ago, reports

Regarding “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” Kovacs says the beloved 1971 musical starring Gene Wilder is one of the clearest, most succinct metaphors for key messages of the Bible.

He explains that the candyman Wonka represents Jesus, the Maker of all things good and sweet, who is testing the morals of children to determine who can receive “the most fabulous prize one could wish for. … Most of the children are filled with the character traits of the wicked one, Satan the devil, and all are shown to violate the explicit instructions of the gracious boss.

“But the reward for the repentant boy Charlie, who performs ‘a good deed in a weary world,’ is ‘the grand and glorious jackpot.’”

Willie Wonka: “You won!”
Grandpa Joe: “Won what?”
Willie Wonka: “The jackpot my dear sir, the grand and glorious jackpot.”
Charlie: “The chocolate?”
Willie Wonka: “The chocolate. Yes, the chocolate. But that’s just the beginning….How did you like the chocolate factory, Charlie?”
Charlie: “I think it’s the most wonderful place in the whole world.”
Willie Wonka: “I’m very pleased to hear you say that because I’m giving it to you.”

Kovacs notes, “Wonka gives everything he has – his entire kingdom – to the loving child. This clearly represents the glorious gift of everlasting life as a member of God’s own family, inheriting all things when we become a child of God Himself.”

The soundtrack of the movie is also very similar to the songs and proverbs in the Bible. Listen to this tune sung by the Oompa Loompas.

Oompa Loompas: “Oompa Loompa, doompadee doo. I’ve got another puzzle for you. Oompa Loompa, doompada dee, If you are wise you’ll listen to me.”

Proverbs 8:33 says, “Listen to instruction and be wise.”

Oompa Loompas: “If you’re not greedy, you will go far.”

Proverbs 28:25 says, “A greedy person provokes conflict, but whoever trusts in the LORD will prosper.”

Oompa Loompas: “You will live in happiness too. Like the Oompa Loompas dompadeedoo.”

And Psalm 119:1 says, “How happy are those whose way is blameless, who live according to the LORD’s instruction!”

Closing Line

And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, October 11th in the year of our Lord 2017. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

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Headmaster of Catholic School in India Rejects Charges of Boycotting Hindu Shops

Extremist Hindus in India falsely claims that Dilip Ekka, the headmaster of St Joseph’s Catholic School in Jharkhand, was boycotting local Hindu shops, preventing people from buying the products they sell, reports AsiaNews. The Catholic man has rejected all the charges.

Fr Michael Kerketta, a Jesuit theologian and professor of systematic theology, said, “These are all false allegations, made for propaganda purpose. These people want to sow divisions. The school the headmaster heads provides quality education to everyone, regardless of caste and belief, and it is especially open to tribal students.”

Indonesian Courts Order Government to Pay $22,000 to Bombing Victims

In November last year the life of a four-year-old Indonesian girl changed forever.

According to the Australian Broadcast Company, Trinity Hutahaean was playing outside a church in the city of Samarinda when it was attacked by Islamic State group sympathizers. She was engulfed in flames when a homemade bomb exploded and suffered burns to 60 per cent of her body.

The main perpetrator, Juhanda, who goes by one name and had been convicted of terrorism offences before, was sentenced to life in prison in September.

And in an historic verdict, judges in the case ordered the Indonesian Government pay $22,000 compensation to a total of seven victims.

It is not enough for the extensive burns care Trinity will require. But it’s seen as a progressive decision in a nation where victims of terrorism have rarely received any financial support.

Afghan Christians Deported Back to Their Homeland Face Risk of Torture and Death

Amnesty International has warned European governments about the risks being faced by Afghan Christian converts who are being deported back to their country, reports the Christian Times.

The charity has reported that 9,460 asylum seekers were forcibly sent back to their homeland by European states last year, despite the high risk of torture and death they face there.

Among those deported from European countries were unaccompanied children, some of whom were sent to parts of Afghanistan they were unfamiliar with and where they did not know anyone, Amnesty noted.

According to the United Nations, 11,418 civilians were killed or injured in the country last year, many of them perpetrated by groups including the Taliban and ISIS.