It’s Wednesday, June 26th, A.D. 2019. This is The World View in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com)
Good News in Uzbekistan; Bad News in China
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shared his grave concerns as he reviewed the religious liberty report issued annually by the State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom.
POMPEO: “As in previous years, our report exposes a chilling array of abuses committed by oppressive regimes, violent extremist groups, and individual citizens. For all those who run roughshod over religious freedom, I’ll just say this: the United States is watching and you will be held to account. History will not be silent about these abuses. But only if voices of liberty like ours record it.”
The good news is Uzbekistan dropped off the US State Department’s list of “countries of particular concern” this year for the first time in 13 years.
Pompeo said, “This past year, the government released a religious freedom roadmap, 1,500 religious prisoners have been freed, and 16,000 people that were blacklisted for their religious affiliation are now allowed to travel.”
The bad news, according to Ambassador Sam Brownback, is that China is waging a “war on faith” where Christians have faced arrest and church closings, where 2 million Uighur Muslims have been housed in detention camps in Xinjiang province, and prisoners of conscience are having their organs forcibly harvested.
Australian Christian group invests $100K in Folau’s defense
The Australian Christian Lobby gave a $100,000 donation to pay for the legal battle over rugby star Israel Folau’s religious freedom after his $4 million contract with Rugby Australia was terminated due to his Christian beliefs, reports the Christian Post.
That’s great news especially since the pro-homosexual GoFundMe.com platform returned the $750,000 that donors had already contributed to pay for his legal bills.
Listen to Israel share his heart.
FOLAU: “I’m Israel Folau. As Australians, we’re born with the right to freedom of religion and the right to freedom of expression. The Christian faith has always been a part of my life, and I believe it is my duty as a Christian to share God’s Word. Rugby Australia tore up my employment contract for doing just that. And that’s wrong.”
On Sunday, Folau shared 1 Corinthians 1:18 on Instagram. “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish, foolishness; but unto us who are saved, it is the power of God.”
Undercover video: Google trying to prevent Trump’s re-election
A new undercover video released by Project Veritas features a woman the group describes as a “senior Google executive” appearing to suggest that Google is working to prevent “the next Trump situation”, reports The Daily Signal.
In a secretly recorded discussion at a restaurant in San Francisco, Jen Gennai — head of Google’s “Responsible Innovation” team, said, “The people who voted for the current president do not agree with our definition of fairness.” Google, she suggests, is “training our algorithms” to “prevent” 2016 from happening again.
Congressman intros bill to totally defund PBS and NPR
The American national debt is over $22 trillion. Clearly, the federal government cannot continue unconstitutional spending to subsidize media programs that are primarily privately funded. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, for example, received $445 million a year from taxpayers over the last two years. Yet these funds only make up about 15% of the group’s annual budget.
Plus, the taxpayer-funded PBS cartoon “Arthur” recently featured a homosexual wedding to indoctrinate America’s children to turn a blind eye away from sin which Marc Brown, its creator, defended as not only suitable, but visionary.
For those reasons, Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn of Colorado, introduced legislation that would eliminate federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Public Radio, which he outlined in The Daily Signal.
Christian historian Bill Potter needs prayers
He will be recovering for several months. Please pray that the Great Physician would provide a quick and complete recovery for Bill Potter.
Missouri’s lone abortion mill loses license
Missouri’s only abortion mill lost its license to kill more unborn babies, reports the Christian Post.
Missouri Republican Governor Mike Parson said, “Planned Parenthood is losing its license because it failed to meet basic standards of care, placed multiple patients in life-threatening situations, … and intentionally impeded the state’s health investigation by not allowing health inspectors to talk to the abortion doctors.”
Dem Sen. Kamala Harris would block pro-life laws if President
On Saturday, Democratic presidential candidates appeared at a Planned Parenthood Action Forum in South Carolina as each one tried to impress the murder giant and its supporters.
Democratic Senator Kamala Harris of California was perhaps the most outrageous. Listen to her crazy talk.
HARRIS: “I am going to require that for any state that passes legislation on the issue of access to reproductive health, if they have a history of passing legislation that has interfered with or suppressed a woman’s access to a reproductive health — that anything that they propose and pass — has to be reviewed by my Department of Justice to determine whether it complies with the Constitution of the United States and Roe v. Wade and its progeny. (clapping and cheering) That’s called pre-clearance. So the law has to go through pre-clearance through the Department of Justice. And until that law is determined to be in compliance with Roe v. Wade and its progeny, it cannot go into effect.”
Sadly, without exception, every Democratic presidential contender is as rabidly pro-death as Senator Harris is.
In Proverbs 6:16-19, God lists seven things he finds detestable, seven things He hates. One of them is the “shedding of innocent blood.”
Street preacher finds Worldview refreshing: You call sin sin
Beth McIntosh wrote me at Adam@TheWorldview.com.
She said, “I absolutely love The Worldview. I love the way you call abortion murder and bloodshed and call sins exactly what the Bible says they are. We need more of that. I also love, love, love how you guys quote Bible verses in relation to the news. So many ‘Christian’ newscasts are not like this. It’s extremely rare, but very much needed. As someone who does street evangelism, it’s refreshing. People are trying to make sin look less sinful by renaming it.”
20 Worldview listeners gave $3,909; $31,144 is new grand total
As you know, our goal by this Friday, June 28th is to raise $50,000 to get out of the red in terms of the expenses of producing The Worldview in 5 Minutes.
Special thanks to Jennifer in New Alexandria, Pennsylvania for her $1 gift, Dexton in Montego Bay, Jamaica for his $25 gift, Tamara in Kleefeld, Manitoba, Canada for her $40 gift, Eric in New York Mills, Minnesota for his $43 gift, and David and Carlene in Hyattsville, Maryland for their $50 gift.
We’re also grateful to God for James in Hampton, South Carolina for his $70 gift, Kristi in Bremerton, Washington, James and Maryann in Lenoir, North Carolina, Jennifer in Evergreen, Colorado, and Cherie in Overland Park, Kansas – each of whom gave $100.
We’re thankful for the sacrificial gifts of Erik in Marshall, Minnesota who pledged $10 monthly for a year for a total gift of $120, Hannah in Edgewood, New Mexico for her $150 gift, and Peter in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Kim in Waterford, Wisconsin — both of whom gave $250 each.
Finally, our heart-felt gratitude to Natalie in Ortonville, Minnesota for her $300 gift, Jason in Tampa, Florida and Anna in Iron River, Michigan — both of whom pledged $25 monthly for a year for a total gift of $300 each, Jessica in West Valley, New York who pledged $30 monthly for a year for a total gift of $360, Daniel and Denise in Manchester, New Hampshire for their $500 gift, and Peter in Newborn, Georgia for his $750 gift.
Those 20 new Worldview donors gave or pledged $3,909. Wow! How exciting to see the body of Christ support this unique Christian newscast as we hold up God’s plumb-line of Scripture to each story.
Ready for the new grand total? Drum roll please. (drum roll sound effect) $31,444! (cheering)
We are $18,556 short of our goal by this Friday, June 28th
In order to hit our $50,000 goal by this Friday, June 28th, I need to find 15 Worldview listeners who will generously pledge $50 per month for a year for a total gift of $600. And another 30 Worldview listeners who will give $25 per month for a year for a total gift of $300. There are only 3 days left.
Please, go to TheWorldview.com, click on “Give” on the top right, and then make your pledge. And don’t forget to click the recurring monthly donation button if that’s your wish. Thank you, in advance, for your sacrificial help.
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, June 26th in the year of our Lord 2019. 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.
Fulani Muslims kill 13 people in West Africa
On Monday at 2:45pm, 200 armed Fulani Muslim radicals invaded a Christian village, burned down hundreds of homes, and killed more than a dozen people, including three children in West Africa’s Middle Belt, reports ChristianHeadlines.com.
Among the 13 dead, were four Christians, including an 8-year-old, 9-year-old and a 17-year-old.
“They were all buried today after a brief prayer at the grave site,” resident Thomas John told Morning Star News.
Mom Overjoyed with ‘Miracle Baby’ after 13 miscarriages in 10 years
After Laura Worsley, 35 years of age, suffered a staggering 13 miscarriages, you can imagine how thrilled she was with the arrival of her newborn daughter, Ivy, in September of last year, reports FaithWire.com.
“She’s our miracle baby,” Worsley told TODAY Parents.
After numerous investigations, Worsley’s doctors determined that the medical reason was that she had diagnosed with sticky blood syndrome” (Antiphospholipid syndrome) characterized by an increased tendency to form abnormal blood clots that can block blood vessels. Plus, it causes the body to attack the placenta.
At 30 weeks, Worsely’s water broke and Ivy was delivered via C-section, weighing just 1 pound and 7 ounces at the time of birth.