Mike Pence Honors 9/11 Dead at Pentagon, Anne Graham Lotz Diagnosed with Breast Cancer, Italy Honors Christian Sabbath

Wednesday, September 12th, in the year of our Lord 2018

By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldView.com)

Vice President Honors the 9/11 Dead at Pentagon

Yesterday, Vice President Mike Pence twice referenced “radical Islamic terrorism” during a Pentagon ceremony to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, invoking a favorite phrase of President Donald Trump, reports Politico.com.

“Seventeen years ago today, America fell under attack. Nineteen radical Islamic terrorists seized control of four commercial airlines to strike the centers of our economy, our military, and our national government.

“They struck the World Trade Center first at 8:46 in the morning. The hijackers hit the North Tower. Then, 17 minutes later, as the world watched, the aircraft struck the South Tower.

“At 9:28, a third group of terrorists hijacked Flight 93 in the skies above Pennsylvania and redirected the aircraft toward Washington, only to be stopped by the extraordinary heroism of the Americans on that aircraft.

“And here at the Pentagon at 9:37, terrorists struck this great citadel of American strength.

“The attacks on September 11th shattered the peace of that quiet September morning and claimed the lives of 2,977 men, women, and children. One-hundred eighty-four of them fell here — 59 aboard Flight 77, and 125 dedicated Americans serving in the hallways at the Pentagon and our Department of Defense.”

Listen to what Vice President Pence said yesterday to the family members who lost loved ones at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

“For the families of the fallen gathered here and all those looking on, the cherished final moments you shared with your loved ones no doubt seem like just yesterday — a goodbye kiss, a tender embrace, or one last wave. Just know that your nation understands that while we all suffered loss that day, we know you bear a special burden. But we gather here in the shadow of the building where your loved ones departed this life to say that you do not bear that burden alone. The American people stand with you — and we always will.”

(Watch a video of the entire 23-minute speech here.)

Trump Jr. Blasts Anonymous White House Official for His Betrayal

Donald Trump, Jr. appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America to respond to the explosive New York Times op-ed column written by an anonymous Trump administration official who claims that he is part of the “resistance”, attempting to thwart Trump’s agenda.

“I imagine this is very low level person who will throw their name on an op-ed, and basically subvert the vote of the American people who elected my father to do this job. It’s pretty disgusting. That’s pretty sad. Perhaps it’s a disgruntled person who was thrown out because they didn’t do what they were supposed to do.”

Trump, Jr. explained the impact of his father’s suspicion since the New York Times op-ed column was released on September 5th.

“I think there are people in there that he can trust. It’s just a smaller group of people than I would like it to be.”

The president’s eldest son, who now runs the Trump Organization with his brother Eric, and has been campaigning aggressively for Republicans ahead of the midterms, is afraid that if the Democrats retake the House that they will initiate impeachment proceedings.

“Our people, the MAGA [Make America Great Again] people, they have to turn out. They have to get out and vote. And I think we can break history.”

Trump Jr. said that he agrees with his father, “without question,” that if there is an impeachment it will be the fault of Republican voters who don’t show up at the polls in November.

Dallas Youth Pastor Mistakenly Killed in Home by Officer

Last Thursday the youth pastor of Dallas West Church of Christ, Botham Jean, was shot and killed by off-duty Dallas police officer Amber Guyger in his own home, reports CBN.

The officer reportedly mistook Jean’s apartment for her own and opened fire thinking Jean was an intruder.

On Sunday at Dallas West Church of Christ, the family and church congregation held a service to honor the life of Jean. His girlfriend, Cynthia Johnson, said at the service, “Pray for me that I find peace, acceptance, and healing in Christ our Lord,” according to The Dallas Morning News.

Italy Honors the Christian Sabbath

The new Italian government will introduce a ban on Sunday shopping in large commercial centers before the end of the year as it seeks to defend the Christian Sabbath, reports Reuters.

Exodus 20:8 says, “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.”

Anne Graham Lotz Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Anne Graham Lotz, the 70-year-old daughter of the late evangelist Billy Graham and an evangelist in her own right, has announced she has been diagnosed with breast cancer, reports Christian Today.

In a post entitled “My Cancer: My Fuel for the Fire”, Lotz asked for prayers for God to heal her in “whichever way He deems would bring Him the most glory,” whether with or without surgery, “or through the greater miracle of the resurrection.”

She posted on her Facebook page Wednesday that she was receiving care at the University of North Carolina Cancer Hospital. Surgery is scheduled for Sept. 18.

Her father Billy Graham died earlier this year on Feb. 21 at the age 99.

Christian Businessman Sues Football Booster Club for Censoring Christ

And finally, officials at a Louisiana high school Friday painted over a business logo because it contained the cross and the word “Christ” in a move that “baffled” the business owner, reports Christian Headlines.

Billy Weatherall, the owner of Christ Fit Gym, said he paid $3,500 for his business logo to be painted in the end zone at Benton High School. The end zone logo displayed a cross, the name of the business, and “1 Timothy 4:8.”

But hours prior to the Friday night football game, the logo was covered with paint. Weatherall won a temporary injunction preventing the logo from being painted over, but not before it already was covered. 

His attorney, Ryan Gatti, told KSLA-TV that students were ordered to paint over the logo, saying, “Just let that sink in. They were told to spray paint over the name of Christ.”

Weatherall, who has sued the Benton Football Booster Club, said he’s been asked to withdraw the lawsuit, but is refusing to do so.

Philippians 1:27 says, “Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel.”


And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, September 12th in the year of our Lord 2018. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

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Radical Hindus Injure 3 Pastors During Christian Retreat

Fifty radical Hindus severely injured three pastors in an attack on Saturday, September 8 during a two-day Christian retreat in the Barely District of India’s Uttar Pradesh State, reports International Christian Concern.

Pastor Ashok Benjamin, Pastor Vijay Masih, and Pastor Shivcharan sustained wounds to their heads, hands, and lower backs. 36-year-old Pastor Masih said, “All of this happened in the presence of the police. The police did not come to our rescue. Rather, they joined the mob in accusing us of doing forcible conversions.

“I have terrible pain in the lower end of my spinal cord. The whole area is swollen as they kicked me there with force. Now, I am unable to walk.”

Pastor Masih also said, “Over a dozen people hit me with stones on my head, kicked me, and punched me. I was in shock and did not know what to do. Their intention was to kill us, but God saved us from the mouth of death.”

Glimmer of Hope in Pastor Andrew Brunson’s Case

The Turkish prosecutor responsible for trying US pastor Andrew Brunson has been replaced, leading to hopes his long-running case might be taking a different turn, reports Christian Today.

Brunson, a missionary pastor who faces 35 years in prison if he is convicted on terrorism charges widely assumed to be false, has been moved from prison to house arrest.

He is due in court again on October 12.

Time for Pope Francis to Face the Music

With the Catholic Church in crisis once again over clerical sex abuse and cover-up, Pope Francis will meet Thursday with U.S. cardinals and bishops who are demanding to know how ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was able to climb the clerical ranks despite allegations that he engaged in unnatural relations with seminarians, reports the Associated Press.

The Vatican has known since at least 2000 that McCarrick would invite seminarians to his New Jersey beach house and into his bed.

And yet John Paul II made him archbishop of Washington and a cardinal in 2001, presumably because Vatican officials impressed by his fundraising prowess considered his past homosexual activity to be a mere “moral lapse” and not a gross abuse of power.

Trump to Obama: “I Guess I Have a Magic Wand.”

President Donald Trump made fun of a condescending comment which his predecessor, Barack Obama, had made in 2016.

U.S. gross domestic product increased by 4.2 percent in the second quarter of 2018, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

In a town hall event with PBS NewsHour in June 2016, Obama said, “President Trump would need a magic wand to get to 4% GDP.”

Then President Obama questioned Trump’s vow to reinvigorate American manufacturing.

“[Trump] just says, ‘I’m gonna negotiate a better deal.’ Well, how exactly are you going to do that? What exactly are you going to do? There’s no answer to it. He just says, ‘Well, I’m going to negotiate a better deal.’ Well, what, how exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have? And usually the answer is, [Trump] doesn’t have an answer.”

On Monday morning, Trump tweeted, “I guess I have a magic wand, 4.2%, and we will do MUCH better than this! We have just begun.” 

House Republicans Ready to Lock in Cuts to Individual Tax Rates

House Republicans have introduced legislation to lock in cuts to individual tax rates beyond 2025, a proposal that will have trouble advancing in the Senate but which sends a signal about GOP priorities ahead of competitive midterm elections, reports Wall Street Journal.

The sweeping, $1.5 trillion tax cut enacted into law last year permanently lowered the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. But reductions in individual tax rates were scheduled to expire after eight years so the GOP could meet a restriction imposed as a condition of fast-tracking the bill.

America’s Small Business like Trump More than Reagan

U.S. small business optimism surged to a record in August as the tax cuts and deregulation efforts of President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress led to more sales, hiring and investment, according to a survey by the National Federation of Independent Business, reports CNBC.

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index jumped to 108.8 last month, the highest level ever recorded in the survey’s 45-year history and above the previous record of 108 in 1983, set during the second year of Ronald Reagan’s presidency.

80% of Prime-Time Family Comedies Feature Explicit Dialogue

Over 80 percent of prime-time network family comedy television shows have scenes in which adult characters use sexually explicit dialogue in front of children, a conservative media watchdog has warned, reports The Christian Post.

In a new report released Monday, the Parents Television Council has documented the widespread use of sexually charged language in television shows across multiple networks that the networks themselves are deeming to be family-friendly.

Tim Winter, president of the Parents Television Council, said, “What we are seeing is the frog in the boiling water, where as the temperature goes up, the frog doesn’t realize how hot it has gotten. We have certainly seen over the last several years an increase in sexualizing content, especially for young girls.”

Winter feels that it is a bit ironic that the PTC report was released as news reports are swirling about CBS’ former Chairman and CEO Les Moonves stepping down after facing several accusations from women of sexual abuse.

He said, “Here you have in real life someone being held to account for their behavior,” Winter said. “But on television now, you are asked to laugh at and be amused [by] dialogue discussing that very same type of behavior.”

Muslim Groups Proselytize Students in Name of “Diversity” Education

Two Muslim organizations are suspected of proselytizing California public school students at assemblies in the Gilroy Unified School District, reports WorldNetDaily.com.

The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund explained that last year a Muslim high school student complained to school officials she was bullied after Donald Trump got elected and that she was offended by a class assignment that included a Fox News op-ed.

“After school board members met with the student’s family, the district engaged in ‘great partnerships’ with the Islamic Networks Group  and the Council on American-Islamic Relations to conduct ‘Islamophobia’ presentations and lecture students at school assemblies about Islam.”

However, both the California and U.S. Constitutions prohibit the government from aiding religious sects or favoring one religious organization over another. The legal team explained courts repeatedly have ruled students suffer spiritual and psychological harm if they are exposed to religious indoctrination in a compulsive educational environment.

Daniel Piedra, Director of The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, said the school district was placing “political correctness over the spiritual and psychological well-being of their schoolchildren.”

Amway Founder, GOP Donor Richard DeVos Dies

Christian billionaire Richard DeVos died on Thursday at the age of 92, leaving behind a legacy of entrepreneurship as well as values, reports The Christian Post.

DeVos died at his home in Ada, Michigan, following complications from an infection.

Among his many notable business achievements, he co-founded direct selling company Amway in 1959, and in 1991 he bought the NBA Orlando Magic franchise.

Devos and his late wife, Helen, donated to Christian churches and ministries through the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation. The foundation has been a major contributor to evangelical organizations including Focus on the Family and Family Research Council.

Rick DeVos, his grandson, tweeted, “Our family’s patriarch, Richard DeVos Sr. went home to join his dear wife Helen with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. These next days will be full of great joy and sadness as our family celebrates a life truly well lived and mourns the coming days without him.”

Devos, who is father-in-law of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, was also a big donor to the Republican Party.

Funeral services have been set for Sept. 13 at LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids.