By Kevin Swanson
Christian Pakistani man falsely accused of Muslim blasphemy
Another Christian Pakistani has been convicted of blasphemy on false accusations in a local court. This time in the state of Rawalpindi.
According to International Christian Concern, the decision against Zavar Bhatti was reached despite new evidence presented by the prosecution. They failed to directly link the defendant with the blasphemous text messages he was wrongfully convicted of sending in 2017.
Supreme Court lets gender-confused teen’s victory stand
The school, located in Republican-dominated Gloucester County, had barred the girl from entering the boys’ bathroom, prompting the lawsuit in 2015.
Only Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas opposed the court’s decision to decline the case. The case also gives conservatives another alarming data point for the jurisprudence of Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. None of former President Donald Trump’s three appointees to the Supreme Court are listed as voting to hear the case. Only four justices are needed.
And, to its shame, Fox News referred to the appellant, the young woman in the case, as a male.
Catholics fracturing over homosexuality
The Roman Catholic Church is fracturing over the sin of homosexuality.
The National Catholic Register reports on Pope Francis’s recent endorsement of a New Ways homosexual conference supporting the sin of homosexuality and homosexual unions. Francis encouraged the coordinators of the conference to “continue this way,” while the. U.S Catholic Church has condemned it.
God sends a heat wave to Pacific Northwest and Canada
Almighty God has ordered a severe heat wave or what is called a “Heat Dome” over the Pacific Northwest.
Portland, Oregon registered its all-time highest temperature ever, topping out at 112 degrees Fahrenheit over the weekend. Seattle tied a record at 103 degrees Fahrenheit.
And British Columbia broke a national high-temp record at 116 degrees Fahrenheit (or 46.6 degrees Centigrade) on Monday.
Biden fails to call for prayer following Florida building collapse
The death toll in the collapse of the 12-story tower in Surfside, Florida now stands at 11, with 151 people missing, reports the Miami Herald.
Sadly, thus far, there has been no news coverage of President Biden calling for prayer or volunteering prayer. He called it a “tough, tough time” for Miami/Dade, Florida.
By contrast, during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation, President George W. Bush issued a proclamation on September 8, 2005 calling for a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims. And, on March 30, 1863, the U.S. Senate called for a Day of Repentance and Fasting during the Civil War.
Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis tweeted, “Many families have been devastated by the building collapse in Surfside. Please pray for these families and their loved ones.”
Speaking to these sorts of tragedies directly in Luke 13:4-5, Jesus gave a message for all of us. “Those 18 on whom the Tower of Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”
Americans don’t trust the media
America came in dead last in a survey of nations concerning media trust. Only 29% of Americans said they trusted the media most of the time.
The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism survey found the most trusted media are located in Finland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Denmark, Switzerland, Kenya, and Brazil where upwards of 50-60% of the populace placed high trust in the media.
What is truth? Jesus said, “[God’s Word] is truth.” (John 17:17) You can always trust God’s Word.
Trump blasts Biden on the campaign trail
President Donald Trump is back on the campaign trail.
TRUMP: “After just five months, the Biden administration is already a complete and total catastrophe. (booing) I told you! Crime is surging. Murders are soaring. Police departments are being gutted. Illegal aliens are over running their borders. Gas prices are spiking. Inflation is skyrocketing. And China, Russia, and Iran are humiliating our country. Joe Biden is destroying our nation right before our very own eyes.”
In Ohio, Trump campaigned for former White House aide Max Miller, who has launched a primary challenge against Representative Anthony Gonzalez, one of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump on a charge of inciting the January 6th attack on the Capitol that left five dead, including a Capitol Police officer, reports VOANews.
Could Christian boxer be next Filipino president?
He’s a Christian. He’s a world champion boxer. And he could be the next president of the Philippines.
Manny Pacquiao made the list of possible contenders drawn up last month by the current president, Rodrigo Duterte. The list included Duterte’s daughter and the son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
As a member of the Filipino Senate, Manny Paquiao sponsored a pro-Bible bill establishing the last Monday in January as National Bible Day. Pacquiao said that, “The Bible is the only book we need to discover the foundational truth of how to know and walk with God.”
The boxer got in trouble with world media in 2016 for calling homosexual marriage “a sin against God.” Pacquiao has won 12 major world titles in 4 divisions, and he was the second highest paid athlete in the world in 2015.
13 new Worldview listeners donated $2,830
And finally, to help keep The Worldview on the air, we need to raise $65,000 by Friday, July 9th. Toward our goal of raising $48,750 by this Friday, July 2nd, 13 new Worldview listeners stepped up to the plate.
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