Netherland’s Euthanasia Rate Increases, Trump Imposes New Tariffs on Steel Imports, Court Rules Christians Must Hire Transvestites

Friday, March 9th, in the year of our Lord 2018

By Jonathan Clark

Christians in Saudi Arabia Face Death Penalty

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince promised to support religious liberty in a private meeting with the archbishop of Canterbury as he visits government leaders in the UK this week. 

However, Christian converts from Islam in Muslim-controlled Saudi Arabia can be punished with death. Christianity continues to grow in the country listed as the 12th worst nation for Christian persecution, according to Open Doors. 

Religious Freedom Under Attack in America

More attacks on religious freedom for U.S. Christians this week.

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that Christian-owned Harris Funeral Homes of Detroit broke the law by firing a male employee who wanted to pretend to be a woman. 

And the Christian owners of W.W. Bridal shop in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania announced this week they will be closing ahead of an expected Town Council law that would ban discrimination against sexually perverted lifestyles. The owners received death threats after refusing to sell wedding dresses to homosexual couples.

Proverbs 17:15 says, “He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord.” 

Canadian Court Supports Christian Foster Parents

An Ontario court ruled Tuesday in favor of a Christian couple who had their foster children removed from their home for not teaching them that the Easter bunny is real. 

The court found the Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton violated Derek and Frances Baars’ freedoms of religion and expression by trying to force them to express opinions with which they did not agree.

Former Russian Spy Poisoned in England

Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned in southern England this week in what UK police are calling attempted murder by a nerve agent. 

Twenty-one people have been treated in connection with the assassination attempt. Skripal and his daughter are still in the hospital.

Prime Minister Theresa May has promised appropriate action if the attack was state-sponsored. Russia has denied involvement.

Euthanasia on the Rise in the Netherlands and America

The regional euthanasia review committee of the Netherlands reports 6,585 physician-assisted suicides in 2017, an eight percent increase from 2016.

And in America, the 2017 Oregon assisted suicide report found that the number of people killed by euthanasia has doubled since 1998 with 1,275 lives taken over that timeframe.  

Abortion Businesses Receive $1.5 Billion in Taxpayer Funds

Approximately $1.5 billion of U.S. taxpayer money has been given to abortion organizations between 2013 and 2015, according to a recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office. 

Most of the funds went to subsidiaries of the murder giant Planned Parenthood.

Romans 3:15-18 says, “Their feet are swift to shed blood; destruction and misery are in their ways; and the way of peace they have not known. There is no fear of God before their eyes.” 

President Trump Imposes Tariff on Steel and Aluminum

President Donald Trump signed an order yesterday, imposing tariffs on imports of steel at 25 percent and aluminum at 10 percent from foreign nations to “protect our steel and aluminum industries.”  

Effective March 23, the order provides exceptions for Canada and Mexico.

The move has caused backlash from Trump’s own party as well as criticism from international officials from China and Europe. 

Kansas City Royals Stand Against Pornography

And finally, the Kansas City Royals is the first Major League Baseball team to take an active stand against pornography by hosting a presentation by the organization “Fight the New Drug” for their players, coaches, and staff.

The team’s general manager Dayton Moore said, “We talk about pornography and the effects of what that does to the minds of players and the distractions and how that leads to domestic abuse, abuse of women, how it impacts relationships.” Moore said they do a lot of leadership training for the long-term well-being of their players. 

1 John 2:15-16 says, “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.”

Closing Line

And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Friday, March 9th in the year of our Lord 2018. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.