Wednesday, June 15th, in the year of our Lord 2016
By Mark Robinette
Texas Judge Diane Bull threw out charges against stalwart pro-life advocate David Daleiden on Monday. He was charged in Houston after videos of his investigation of Planned Parenthood went public last year.
The Center for Medical Progress said, “Judge Diane Bull’s swift dismissal of the bogus charge against CMP founder David Daleiden of trafficking human organs is the latest confirmation that the indictments from a runaway grand jury in Houston were a politically motivated sham all along.” Daleiden, though, is not completely out of hot water yet. He still faces charges for tampering with a government document for using a false driver’s license while undercover.
In the wake of the tragic Sunday morning mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump again called for the surveillance of mosques across America. News reports emerged that the shooter, Omar Mateen, worshiped at a Florida mosque that has now been connected with two terrorists. Speaking to Fox News, Trump said the U.S. needs “intelligence gathering like we have never had before.”
According to several media outlets as well as family and friends of the mass murderer, Omar Mateen was a homosexual. The LA Times confirmed he frequented the Pulse homosexual nightclub. Mateen’s ex-wife said he had, “homosexual tendencies” and she had heard Mateen’s father call him “gay”. One male co-worker said Mateen had asked him out on a date and frequented gay bars with him.
Christians are responding by showing compassion without compromise to the hurting in Orlando. Pastor Kelly Burke of Calvary Chapel, part of the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team in in Tallahassee spoke to The World View about what they are doing: “Those that may not be in the church, or may not consider themselves Christians, they have questions, and they have some, you know, ‘why God?’ etcetera etcetera. And we have our team speak to them, and if they will let us, share what the scriptures say about God’s love for us, so much that He sent His one and only Son to die for us on the cross. So, many different areas and many different facets, and levels of ministry that take place here.”
Humanitarian aid finally reached some of the 90,000 people trapped in Fallujah, Iraq by ISIS forces. Jeremy Courtney, president of the Preemptive Love Coalition, said aid workers were in tears at what they saw. “They were absolutely traumatized, absolutely fearful.” Thousands were trapped there when ISIS took the city in January of 2014. Preemptive Love became the first and so far only non-governmental organization to penetrate the militarized zone. The group delivered 150,000 pounds of food and water. Several hundred reportedly starved to death and others are being used as human shields as Iraqi military forces press their way into the city. Tragically, there are no men left among them to carry the 100-pound packs of food. All have been forced into ISIS or the Iraqi military. Please pray for them today.
The Southern Baptist Convention put off until today their election of a new president because of lengthy discussions about a resolution to discourage members from using the Confederate Battle Flag. The resolution passed.
Northern Italy’s restaurant Osteria Francescana was named the world’s best restaurant up from number 2 last year at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards held on Monday in New York. Running the kitchen, Chef Massimo Bottura, known as the man who reinvented Italian cuisine, said he was so moved he wanted to cry.
Father Hermann Scheipers, the last Roman Catholic priest to survive imprisonment in the notorious Nazi concentration camp Dachau, died at the age of 102. He was arrested for his faith in 1940 and held for five years, narrowly escaping the gas chamber in 1945. Scheipers said as he was brought to the camp they told him, “Here you have no rights, here you have no honor, you will work or you will die.” Dachau had more than 2,700 clergy prisoners, 95 percent of whom were catholic priests, many of whom died there. Scheipers died giving thanks for his life in the city of his birth, Ochtrup, Munsterland, surrounded by family and friends. Hebrews chapter 11 tells about the great saints of faith throughout history who were miraculously delivered from prison and torture. By the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the writer then wrote these ominous words, “others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: And others had trials of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn in two, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; of whom the world was not worthy…”
And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.