NFL player vs. President Biden; Church’s blasphemous Taylor Swift-themed service; Muslims kill 11 Christians in Congo, Africa

It’s Friday, May 17th, A.D. 2024. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at I’m Adam McManus. (

By Adam McManus

Muslims kill 11 Christians in Congo, Africa

At about 8 p.m. on Monday, May 13, members of the Allied Democratic Forces carried out a brutal attack in the Ituri Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Islamic extremist group killed 11 Christians, kidnapped several others, and set houses on fire, reports International Christian Concern.

A survivor said, “This horrific attack has left a trail of devastation and despair, with the loss of life and destruction of property reaching catastrophic proportions.”

German church holds blasphemous Taylor Swift-themed service

An historic German church in Heidelberg held a blasphemous Taylor Swift-themed worship service on Sunday, reports Christian Headlines.

According to the news website Deutsche Welle, The Church of the Holy Spirit, a well-known church in Heidelberg that meets in a 600-year-old building, put on a service titled “Anti-Hero — Taylor Swift Church Service” in an effort to draw young people into the church. More than 1,200 were in attendance, most of them young women, for the service.

Pastor Christof Ellsiepen said, “The Church of the Holy Spirit has always been a place of encounter and exchange. That’s why a pop-music religious service fits so perfectly. With it, we are giving space to the questions and issues that occupy the younger generation.”

The Christian Post reports that the pastor also said that the service focused on the seemingly Christian themes in Swift’s music to address contested topics including women’s rights, racism, and gender equality.

However, Evangelical leaders have rightly expressed profound concern about Swift’s latest album, entitled The Tortured Poets Department, that mocks God and Christians alike.

Sadly, Pastor Vincenzo Petracca was tone deaf, claiming “Theologically speaking, [Taylor Swift] points to the justness of God.”

A pro-homosexual rainbow banner behind the church’s musicians stated that the church welcomes “all sizes, all [colors], all cultures, all sexes, all beliefs, all religions, all ages, all types, all people.”

Last time I checked, there were only two sexes. Indeed, in Mark 10:6, Jesus said, “From the beginning of creation, God made them male and female.”

Title IX rules threaten women’s safety and fairness

The Biden administration would have Americans believe that feelings trump biological reality by prioritizing someone’s self-ascribed “gender identity” over their sex, explains Alliance Defending Freedom.

But denying the truth that God made us male and female—different, yet equal—has harmful consequences.

Adaleia is a 15-year-old athlete from West Virginia, and she knows this all too well.

Because she was forced to compete against a male student who identifies as a female, she lost her spot to compete in a conference championship meet, reports Fox News.

But that’s not all. She had to change in the girls’ locker room in the presence of the male athlete while she endured the vulgar, sexual harassment that the student directed toward her.

Adaleia was made to suffer humiliation and indignity that no one should have to endure.

But, according to the Biden administration’s recent attempt to rewrite Title IX, women and girls must surrender their rights to safety, privacy, and fairness in places of education. And faculty and students must embrace lies by treating children as the opposite sex—boys as girls, and girls as boys.

Anti-Israel Duke protestors walk out of Seinfeld’s graduation speech

Dozens of students walked out of Duke University’s commencement ceremony this past Sunday because of their objection to the guest speaker, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, a Jew who has been supportive of Israel, reports The Guardian.

Figures in robes and caps, some waving Palestinian flags, filed out of crowds of graduates assembled on the grass in the North Carolina university’s football stadium.

STUDENT PROTESTORS: (audio of booing Seinfeld)

Others shouted “Jerry! Jerry!” as the actor received an honorary degree.

STUDENTS: “Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!”

To his credit, in his graduation speech, Seinfeld underscored the importance of having an ethical framework in which to live.

SEINFELD:  “What I like is we’re smart enough to invent AI, dumb enough to need it, and still so stupid we can’t figure out if we did the right thing.”

And he offered this analysis.

SEINFELD: “We’re embarrassed about things we should be proud of and proud of things we should be embarrassed about.”

NFL player vs. President Biden

And finally, Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker is facing the wrath of the National Football League.

He recently delivered a commencement address at Benedictine College, a private Catholic school in Kansas.  He affirmed the vocation of his wife as homemaker and took issue with homosexuality, reports

Plus, he challenged President Joe Biden, a self-professed Catholic, who supports abortion.

BUTKER: “Our own nation is led by a man who publicly and proudly proclaims his Catholic faith, but, at the same time, is delusional enough to make the sign of the cross during a pro-abortion rally. He has been so vocal in his support for the murder of innocent babies that I’m sure, to many people, it appears that you can be both Catholic and pro-choice.”

By contrast, Exodus 18:21 describes civil magistrates as “able men who fear God, men of truth.”

In response, the official Twitter account of the city of Kansas City doxed his personal information, revealing the city where he lives, and now he’s facing a raging and seething mob of woke activists, reports the New York Post.

Shockingly, 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for Butker to be fired. The petition declares,  “We call upon the Kansas City Chiefs management to dismiss Harrison Butker immediately for his inappropriate conduct.”

Jonathan Beane of the NFL said, “Harrison Butker gave a speech in his personal capacity. The NFL is steadfast in our commitment to inclusion, which only makes our league stronger.”

Christian talk show host Todd Starnes said, “The NFL has an interesting definition of the word ‘inclusive.’ Their definition does not include players who are pro-life, pro-family, or pro-Catholic. And, if the NFL is so inclusive, why aren’t there any female linebackers or quarterbacks in the league?”


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