Monday, June 24th, in the year of our Lord 2017
By Adam McManus
Federal Judge Blocks Deportation of Iraqis in Michigan
A federal judge has temporarily blocked a group of 114 Iraqis living in Detroit from deportation. The Guardian reports most of these Iraqis are Chaldean Christians, but had been subject to deportation orders for pending criminal charges or overstaying visas.
Attorneys for the Iraqi Christians challenged the deportation orders, arguing that the group would be persecuted or face death if returned to Iraq.
New York Sues Churches for Pro-Life Ministry in Front of Abortion Mills
The Attorney General of New York has sued Brooklyn’s Church of the Rock, Grace Baptist Church of Woodhaven, and Bright Dawn Ministries for their pro-life activities at an abortion mill in New York. The state accuses the Christians of intimidation, handing out what they call “unwanted anti-choice literature,” and “harassing clinic escorts.” The suit further accuses the Christians of calling out “Don’t kill your baby” to those who were entering the clinic — to the kill their babies.
Proverbs 24:11 says, “Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.” Pray that biblical justice will be upheld in this case.
Congressman Scalise Is Out of Intensive Care
Good news for pro-life Congressman Steve Scalise who was shot by a Bernie Sanders volunteer
The congressman’s Twitter updates (@SteveScalise) say he’s out of the Intensive Care Unit, but he’s still going to need time for “extensive healing and rehabilitation.”
California Bans State Employees from Business Travel to Freedom-Supporting States
The State of California restricts government-funding of travel to other states that safeguard the rights of Christians who refuse to endorse unnatural perversions. The intolerant liberals who run California just cannot tolerate that biblical stand.
Apparently, the list of states protecting religious freedoms has doubled to eight which now includes Texas, Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota, Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee.
Genesis 2:24 says, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”
Landslide in China Buries More Than 120 People
More than 120 Chinese were buried in a massive landslide in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday.
105 million cubic feet of earth and rock slid down the mountain — into homes. That’s equivalent to more than 3,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Fifteen people are confirmed dead as 1,000 workers with life-detection instruments continue to search for survivors.
The Sichuan Daily said rescuers made contact with one villager buried under the rubble who answered her cellphone when they called and burst into tears. The woman was in the bedroom of her home when the landslide hit.
President Trump Considers Summit to Call US Allies to Confront Islamic Extremism
President Donald Trump is considering calling for a Camp David-style summit to address growing tensions among long-established U.S. allies in the Arab world and renew his call for those nations to confront the “crisis of Islamic extremism,” reports Fox News.
This comes on the heels of seven Muslim countries including Saudi Arabia and Egypt severing diplomatic and commercial relations with Qatar. The regional powers had accused the tiny Gulf state of funding terrorism – blasting Qatar for allegedly boosting groups like ISIS, Hamas, and the Muslim Brotherhood and working with Iran to destabilize the region.
Justice Anthony Kennedy May Be Retiring
President Trump might be appointing a second pro-life justice to the Supreme Court within the month as 81-year-old Justice Anthony Kennedy is rumored to announce his retirement today during the court’s last public session.
Kennedy and his clerks gathered for a reunion last weekend. The every-four year reunion was pushed up a year, sparking talk he might be leaving the court, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Teacher Saves Woman from Suicide on Britannia Bridge
Malan Wilkinson, a 30-year-old woman from Wales, was ready to jump to her death as she stood on top of a wall on the Britannia Bridge looking down at the water 130 feet below.
But God intervened. He sent along Gwyn Jones, a math teacher, who asked her for a hug. . . of all things, reports SunnySkyz.com.
Wilkinson recalled that he said, “Each day is a gift. You’ll probably regret ending your life.”
It melted her heart. She asked on Facebook, “How could I not hug such a strong and noble man? I quite literally owe my life to Gwyn Jones and a ‘thank you’ doesn’t feel like enough. Here we have a real life hero. I can now clearer see the worth in life that he so passionately spoke about on that bridge. Thank you for the second chance.”
Portland, Oregon Mother of 10 Children Wrote Us
Hannah Chandler, a World View listener from Portland, Oregon, wrote me at adam@TheWorldView.com.
She said, “My husband and I have 10 children. We greatly benefit from your newscast each day. My oldest children, who listen with me, appreciate the godly perspective and the Bible verses that correspond with the news stories. Thank you for all the hard work, and for telling the truth so clearly and concisely!”
Hannah, I am so pleased that you and your children listen to The World View together. That makes it extra special. We’ve discovered that a lot of homeschooling parents incorporate the newscast into the discipleship of their children, and will often look up the scripture references to meditate upon them and how they apply to the story. We spend 8-9 hours per day researching, interviewing, transcribing, text editing, voicing the newscast, and audio editing. Thank you for showing your appreciation for our investment of time.
16 final donors to The World View blew new $25,000 goal out of water
By last Friday morning, sacrificial listeners to this newscast had generously given $23,485 to keep this newscast on the air. That exceeded our $20,000 goal by $3,485.
I wondered aloud whether several new donors might help us reach the $25,000 mark since we were just $1,515 shy. I thought another 3 or 4 people would contribute, but amazingly, 16 World View listeners stepped forward to help.
Special thanks to Aleksey, Hogan, William, David N., and Trey who pledged $20/month for a year. We also appreciate Pat and John, each of whom pledged $25/month and Joseph who pledged an astounding $100/month for a year.
We’re also grateful to the Lord for the one-time donors including Chris and Jennifer, each of whom gave $25, to Jonathan who gave $200, to Brian who gave $250, to Joseph who gave $300, to Austin who gave $450, to David J. who gave $500, and to Tony who gave $645.
So, here’s where we stand on this final announcement of our fundraising campaign. Drum roll please. Our final total is $28,880. (People cheering)
From the bottom of our hearts, to each one of you who invested in The World View, thank you for strengthening our hand as we continue to unashamedly report the news from a biblical perspective.
This is certainly not a one-man show.
Emily Swanson researches the stories and together she and I split the responsibility of interviewing the newsmakers and analysts after which we transcribe their most cogent thoughts. Rebekah Swanson and Kayla White edit together the newscast theme music, my voice, and some of the audio clips as well as uploading the final product on www.SermonAudio.com, www.OnePlace.com, www.Generations.com, and www.TheWorldView.com. Kevin Swanson, Jonathan Clark, and I share the responsibility of writing the newscast throughout the week. And Christa Hansberry uploads the transcript with all of our various links to TheWorldView.com.
Kevin, thank you for the honor of voicing the most unique Christian newscast out there today for the last two years and four months. Without your vision, there would no World View in 5 Minutes.
But most importantly, we’re grateful for the privilege of tracing the hand of Almighty God as we chronicle the history of our time. After all, history is really His story.
Nairobi, Kenya Christians Ask for Protection from Islamic Militants
Christians in Nairobi, Kenya have asked for protection after Islamic militants killed a Christian teacher in an elementary school and kidnapped two colleagues as part of a wider crackdown, reports BosNewsLife.
On May 31st, Muslim terrorists of the notorious al-Shabab group walked into the Fafi Elementary School where they shot to death teacher Elly Oloo Ojiema in front of her pupils. Then, the Somali rebel group kidnapped another Christian teacher, Joseph Kamau, along with a Muslim teacher who tried to defend him.
North Korea Denies Torturing Otto Warmbier
On Friday, North Korea denied it tortured American student Otto Warmbier, who died shortly after returning to the United States in a comatose state.
The country’s official Korean Central News Agency accused the United States and South Korea of slandering its image despite the “humanitarian” treatment Warmbier received.
Warmbier was given a 15-year sentence with hard labor in March 2016 after he was accused of stealing a propaganda poster from a Pyongyang hotel.
Some Pro-Lifers Concerned That Abortion Funding Will Continue Under New Healthcare Bill
The Senate version of the Obamacare repeal bill includes language to defund Planned Parenthood, a signature goal for the pro-life, maintaining the provision in the House bill that narrowly passed on May 4, according to The Washington Post Wednesday.
Mallory Quigley, for the pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List, said, “When you talk to Americans, even people who consider themselves to be pro-choice, about where tax dollars should go … people want funds to go to a comprehensive health care alternative,” and not to an abortion outfit.
But not all pro-lifers are confident that the anti-abortion language will survive on the repeal bill.
Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life, told the Christian Post, that she is concerned that “one of the most egregious aspects of Obamacare — tax credits for plans covering abortion — will continue under this Administration and Congress. Abortion is not healthcare.”
Number of Refugees Entering the US Cut Nearly in Half Since Trump’s Election
The number of refugees who entered the U.S. during President Trump’s first three months compared to the last months of President Obama’s term was cut nearly in half, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
A total of 13,000 refugees were admitted to the U.S. in the past three months, compared to 25,000 under Obama, The Los Angeles Times reported. The most popular countries of origins remained the same: Congo, Syria, Iraq, Somalia and Myanmar.
Convenience Store Owner Restrains Robber Who Was Wielding a Knife
Azhar Ali says a knife-wielding man walked into his convenience store in Lynn, Massachusetts Wednesday evening demanding his hard-earned money, insisting that he open the cash register drawer.
The 41-year-old would-be robber named Joel Peralta picked on the wrong guy last week.
Video reveals that Ali grabbed the man’s arm that’s holding the knife and pushes the criminal out of his store. Then the store owner held him down until the police arrived.
It’s nice to bring you a story where the good guy wins for once.
And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.