Mennonite Pastors Face Persecution in New York, Homeschooling Encouraged on Dobson’s “Family Talk”, U.S. Government Facing Division on Gorsuch Confirmation

Tuesday, March 28th, in the year of our Lord 2017

By Kevin Swanson

Dobson’s Family Talk Promotes Homeschooling

Get your children out of the public schools, NOW! That’s the message which resonated loud and clear from Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk last week.

The two-day interview with Lt. Col. E. Ray Moore, founder of Exodus Mandate, sounded the message across the country and around the world. Moore is advocating a fresh initiative.

MOORE: “I hope that we can get a relaunch of the need for churches and Christian families of the need to really grow Christian schooling and homeschooling in the evangelical and conservative church community.”

DOBSON: “Why do you, after all this time, believe in home schools?”

MOORE: “First of all, there’s a Scriptural pattern. The Bible is clear. The Scripture assigns the education of children to the family with assistance from the church, and not government. So we do not believe in state-sponsored education in any fashion.”

Deuteronomy 6:7 says, “You shall teach [God’s words] diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.”

Republican Version of Obamacare Comes to a Halt

The Trump/Paul Ryan plan to revamp Obamacare came to a screeching halt last week, after it became clear that 28 conservative members of the House of Representatives were NOT on board. 

The Freedom Caucus, led by Ohio Representative James Jordan, refused to budge. A few senators backed the Freedom Caucus including Rand Paul and Mike Lee who called some of the conservative members, urging them to stand against the revamped Obamacare bill.

The conservative Heritage Foundation also lobbied against the Republican bill.

One Freedom member, Representative Mo Brooks, from Alabama told CNN, “I don’t think [White House officials] understood the depth of our commitment to try to make the repeal of Obamacare, a repeal of Obamacare, instead of an embedding of Obamacare into the federal system.”

The Freedom Caucus was also involved in the resignation of John Boehner as Speaker of the House in 2015.

Senate Divided on Gorsuch Nomination

The United States government is also facing strong division on the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The Democrats obtained a one-week delay on the confirmation yesterday.

Several Democrats are threatening a filibuster, while some Republicans are threatening to pull the nuclear option, which would disallow the filibuster on the vote for Gorsuch. 

Oklahoma Allows Ten Commandments Monument Back in State Capitol

The Oklahoma State Legislature approved a bill yesterday that would return a monument of the Ten Commandments to the State Capitol.

New York State Persecutes Mennonite Pastors

The government of New York State continues its persecution against Mennonite pastors in the state for their aiding a woman who attempted to escape a lesbian relationship — with her daughter. 

According to the Christian Post, the courts have sentenced a Mennonite missionary, Timothy Miller, to a year in prison for his part in helping the woman leave the country in 2009. Previously, the courts sentenced another Mennonite Pastor, Kenneth Miller, to about two years in prison.

The pastor told the courts that “I and my people would believe and teach that marriage is ordained by God as being the union of a man and a woman and that a child’s parentage is of a father and a mother.”

2 Thessalonians 3:2 has a message for those courts. “Pray. . . that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men.”

Prime Minister of Australia Stands Against Parliamentary Vote on Homosexual Marriage

Standing in the way of a parliament vote on homosexual marriage in Australia is one man. . .  Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.  

Turnbull is pushing hard for a plebiscite (or national) opinion poll, something the homosexual crowd does not want on the assumption that the people are more conservative than their leaders.

Meanwhile, the big corporate heads are pushing for it. Twenty CEO’s representing companies like Qantas Airlines and Commonwealth Bank penned a letter encouraging the prime minister to fast track the vote in parliament. 

Girls in Tight Leggings Barred from United Airlines Flight

United Airlines barred two teenage girls from a flight for violating the dress code. The girls were attempting to board a flight out of Denver wearing tight Lycra or Spandex leggings.

They were allowed on a later flight, when they agreed to wear a dress over their leotards. The incident has caused a tiff on Twitter with Hollywood actresses like Patricia Arquette and Christine Teigen.

Seven Aid Workers Killed in South Sudan

South Sudan faces severe famine impacting at least 100,000 people. And, now seven aid workers have been killed on their way to help the victims of the famine, according to World Magazine. This brings to 79 the number of aid workers killed in this nation in civil war.

Paul Washer Still in the Hospital

Evangelist Paul Washer is still in the hospital after suffering a massive heart attack last week. The father of four “is witnessing to everyone, even the hospital chaplains,” according to a visiting pastor

Washer is expected to be released later this week.

And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.