Wednesday, February 22nd, in the year of our Lord 2017
By Adam McManus
Muslim Parents in England Send Their Kids to Christian Schools
Something remarkable is happening in England. According to Nigel Genders, the Church of England’s chief education officer, Muslim parents are actually sending their children to Christian schools because the institutions “take faith seriously” and help prepare pupils for “life in modern Britain”.
Perhaps more remarkably, Muslim pupils outnumber Christian children in more than 30 church schools.
Pray that the Christian teachers and students will not shy away from boldly sharing their faith in Christ with the Muslim students.
Department of Homeland Security Moves to Start on Deportation of Criminal Illegal Immigrants
President Donald Trump continues to make good on his campaign promises.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly moved yesterday to:
- prioritize the deportation of criminal illegal immigrants.
- start the planning, design and construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
- hire 10,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and 5,000 Border Patrol agents.
A DHS official stressed that the directives would not affect illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.
Facebook Censors “Activist Mommy” for Biblical Message on Homosexuality
Elizabeth Johnston is known as the “Activist Mommy” on her Facebook page, where she has over 76,000 followers. The Christian vlogger said Facebook removed her blog posts and froze her page three times when she argued that the Bible condemns homosexuality, reports Christian Today.
Johnston said, “They are muzzling me and my biblical message while Mark Zuckerberg claims that Facebook is unbiased.”
Facebook explained that it “removes hate speech, which includes content that directly attacks people based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, and sexual orientation.”
In her defense, The Activist Mommy said, “The post Facebook deleted included no name-calling, no threats, and no harassment. It was intellectual discussion and commentary on the Bible.”
The question from Paul comes to mind from Galatians 4:16: “Have I then become your enemy by telling you the truth?”
Teen Girl Responds to Teen Vogue Article That Suggested Post-Abortion Gifts
When 16-year-old Autumn noticed a Teen Vogue article last week that tried to promote and normalize abortion to her peers, she could not stay silent. The magazine’s piece encouraged teen girls to support a friend’s decision to abort her unborn baby by giving her gifts, reports LifeNews.
The young pro-lifer worked with Students for Life of America to create a video response to the disgusting pro-abortion article.
Listen to the opening of her 9-minute video.
“Hello, my name is Autumn, and I am 16 and I would like to talk to you about an article recently posted by Teen Vogue called, “What to Get a Friend Post Abortion.” Since I am a teen, this was directed towards me, and I would like to respond.
“The point of the article was to make the situation seem as light hearted and nonchalant as possible in order to convince girls my age that abortion is no big deal. Well, we need to clarify one thing first. Abortion is a big deal, a very big deal. And to say it is not is simply feeding us a lie.
“Right off the bat, Teen Vogue said, “Look, making this decision is never simple, and having to make it as a teenager is more than a little terrifying. But it shouldn’t have to be so scary.” Okay. Which is it? Is it more than a little terrifying or is it not so scary? You can’t have it both ways. It’s one or the other.”
And now listen to Autumn’s heart-felt close.
“If you know someone who’s had an abortion, don’t buy them a gag gift and disguise it as a celebration. Treat it for what it is – a terrible loss. Go sit with her in her grief. Pray for her. Remind her of God’s redemption. And comfort her in her suffering. Offer your friendship and promise to help her find healing. No matter what stance you have on abortion, it should never be treated with such nonchalance as this piece did.”
Autumn is smart, passionate, and most importantly, affirming of the sanctity of unborn human life. And she is Planned Parenthood’s worst nightmare. May the Lord raise up more Autumns by the tens of thousands!
Rioters in Sweden Set Cars on Fire and Throw Rocks
Rioting erupted in refugee-dominated Swedish suburb on Monday night as masked looters set cars ablaze and threw rocks at cops, injuring one police officer, reports The Local, featuring Swedish news in English.
According to The Express newspaper, in 2015 alone Sweden, with a population of 9.5 million, received over 160,000 asylum applications.
Reports of rapes in Sweden jumped 13 percent in 2016 compared to the previous year, and reports of sexual assaults were up 20 percent, according to preliminary data from the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention.
Trump Prepares New Order on Immigration After the First One Got Blocked
The Trump administration is preparing to roll out a new travel ban Executive Order, after the previous order was struck down by a federal appeals court, reports CNN.
The original order banned immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries–Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen–for 90 days, and also banned all refugees for 120 days.
The language in the new order is being clarified to say that it will not affect green card holders and will also likely revise the section that allowed for special priority to be given to immigrants who were facing religious persecution.
And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.