By Jonathan Clark
Myanmar military has destroyed 12 churches, 1,000 homes in Chin state
Since then, the Buddhist-nationalist military has burned down many towns and churches. Just last week, soldiers torched a church in the town of Thantlang in Myanmar’s majority-Christian Chin state. In that town alone, the military has destroyed 11 other churches and over 1,000 homes.
Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Myanmar as they face terrible violence and suffering. Myanmar is ranked 12th on the Open Doors World Watch List of nations where it is most difficult to be a Christian.
Hebrews 13:3 says, “Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also.”
Turkey reverses veto; Finland & Sweden join NATO
This clears the way for the two nations to join the military alliance in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Christian bakers hope to open again after Oregon pagans shut ‘em down
A Christian family is looking to open a bakery again after being fined and forced to shut down for their religious beliefs.
Back in 2016, Aaron and Melissa Klein had to close their bakery called “Sweet Cakes by Melissa.” The state of Oregon fined them $135,000 because they refused to bake a cake for a faux same-sex wedding.
The family now lives in Montana as they wait for their case to get back to the U.S. Supreme Court. Meanwhile, the Kleins want to start a bakery again. Through an online fundraiser, the Kleins have already raised over $25,000 of their $50,000 goal to start the bakery. You can contribute through a link in our transcript today at theworldview.com.
Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope.”
Tennessee is 13th state to ban abortions post-Roe
Texas already had banned abortions. After the overturning of Roe, Missouri was the first state to ban most abortions followed by South Dakota, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Utah, Oklahoma, Alabama, Mississippi, and South Carolina.
PornHub’s CEO & COO resign over non-consensual videos
PornHub is in big trouble.
The New Yorker found that videos of women and girls remained on the company’s sites for years without their consent.
That has led to the resignations last week of the CEO, Feras Antoon, and the COO, David Tassillo, who run the parent company, MindGeek, reports Forbes.
MindGeek’s sites received over 4.5 billion visits per month in 2020. That’s double the number of visits Facebook and Google received combined.
A million Democrats switched to Republican Party over last year
Swing voters who supported Democrats in recent years are turning to the Republican Party.
The Associated Press reports over one million U.S. voters across 43 states switched to the Republican Party over the past year. Only 630,000 voters switched to the Democrat Party during the same period.
The shift to Republican is happening in nearly every region of the country in Red states and Blue states. The change is particularly pronounced in the suburbs outside medium to large cities.
Pastor uses Worldview stories on persecution to lead prayer
We’re still getting emails of encouragement about this Christian newscast at Adam@TheWorldview.com.
Pastor Joe Lund of Balfour Baptist Church in Hendersonville, North Carolina said, “I appreciate the emphasis placed at the beginning of each program on the persecution faced by brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the world. As a pastor, I compile the stories you share each week along with a brief summary. As a church, we pray for these persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ, their families, as well as their persecutors, when we assemble together each week for our prayer meeting. Thank you for the work you do.”
When you write, please include your full name, city and state, and if you’re a young person, your age.
11 new Worldview donors gave $3,670
And finally, toward our goal of raising $76,000 by Tuesday, July 5th to keep The Worldview on the air, 11 listeners made donations on Tuesday.
Our thanks to Jennifer in Evansville, Indiana, Elaine in San Antonio, Texas, and Sheila in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania – each of whom gave $50.
We appreciate the generosity of Christi in Adkins, Texas and Henry in Tazewell, Virginia – both of whom gave $100, Robin in Simsbury, Connecticut who gave $120, as well as Ken in Carthage, North Carolina, and Stephanie in Estancia, New Mexico – both of whom gave $200.
And we praise God for Susan in Hoyt, Kansas who gave $300, Danny in Abingdon, Virginia who gave $500, and an anonymous donor in Newport, Washington who gave $1,000 which will be matched by Shannon in Minnesota with another $1,000 for a total gift of $2,000.
Those 11 new gifts total $3,670. Ready for our new grand total? Drum roll please. (Drum roll sound effect) $65,133! (Crowd cheering)
Toward our final $76,000 goal by Tuesday, July 5th, we still need to raise $10,867. Remember, to get us across the finish line, Shannan in Minnesota, a special friend of The Worldview, is prepared to match, dollar for dollar, the next 4 listeners who pledge $100/month for 12 months or give a one-time gift of $1,000.
Just go to TheWorldview.com, click on Give, select the dollar amount, and then click on the recurring tab button if that’s your wish.
Thank you for prayerfully investing the resources that God has entrusted to you to keep this Christian newscast on the air.
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, June 29th, in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I’m Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.