It’s Tuesday, July 16th, A.D. 2019. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
by Kevin Swanson
Oklahoma judge upholds ban of dismemberment abortions
Oklahoma County Judge Cindy Truong ruled against the procedure in which an abortionist tears the baby in the womb apart limb by limb — the child’s arm, the child’s leg, and the child’s head.
Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter called Truong’s decision “a major victory for basic human decency in Oklahoma.” Hunter said, “Dismemberment abortions are barbaric, brutal and subject unborn children to more cruelty than we allow for death row inmates.”
Just two weeks ago, the US Supreme Court let stand an 11th Circuit Court decision which blocked Alabama’s dismemberment abortion law.
Maryland Christian school cut out of state voucher program
A Maryland Christian school will be cut out of a state school voucher program for taking a biblical position on marriage and sexuality.
Bethel Christian Academy was disqualified when state officials examined the school’s handbooks, reports CBN News.
Alliance Defending Freedom, which is defending the school, notes that the state is also requiring the school return $100,000 previously received.
Bob Fu: Lots of religious oppression in Communist China
Over 2,000 conservatives attended the 2019 Western Conservative summit in Denver, Colorado over the weekend.
Speakers included the President’s son Donald Trump Jr., Senator Corey Gardner, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, Albert Mohler, Abby Johnson, David Horowitz, and Michelle Malkin.
The theme this year was Defending Religious Freedom and the First Amendment of the US Bill of Rights.
Dr. Bob Fu from China Aid spoke out against the religious oppression going on in Communist China.
FU: “In the past 70 years, the Chinese Communist Party and its regime has never stopped persecuting faith communities, especially Christian communities. It has never been this bad since Chairman Mao’s Cultural Revolution until 2018 when this Communist Party leader, President Xi Jinping, took power.”
Dr. Fu called this a war against the faith and a war against children.
Millions of children were forced to sign a document indicating a renunciation of the faith and they are being pushed to turn their
parents in to the authorities.
Franklin Graham: “Equality Act” would lead to Christian persecution
Evangelist Franklin Graham is warning American Christians that if the “Equality Act” is passed and signed by the president, “It
will be a nightmare from which this nation may never recover.”
In the July-August edition of Decision magazine, Graham said the
anti-Christian legislation would yield unprecedented persecution for
The Equality Act has passed the House of Representatives and has yet to be voted on by the US Senate. Call 202-224-3121 and tell your two senators that you oppose the so-called “Equality Act.”
2 Timothy 3:12-13 reminds us that “everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.”
What’s the oldest Christian document outside Bible?
The University of Basel reports having found the oldest Christian document outside of the Bible, dating to the 230s AD.
It is written by a Christian brother to a man named Paulus, and the letter closes with a greeting, “I pray that you will fare well in the Lord.”
The letter indicates that Christians were active in local politics at the time.
Joni Eareckson Tada is cancer-free – again!
She attributes her cure to the Lord’s graciousness. In her words, “Given the aggressive nature of that reoccurring cancer, this news is quite
Psalm 103:2-4 says, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies.”
Trump’s deficit spending 23% higher over previous year
The deficit for the US federal year to date has hit $747 billion, a 23% increase over the previous year.
And last year’s deficit represented a 17% increase over the previous year. The deficit in 2017 represented a 14% increase over the 2016 deficit.
The conservative Cato Institute notes that Trump is on track to being a bigger spender than President Obama, given a 7% overall increase in domestic spending.
Church burglary stopped by armed pastor
Fox 13 Tampa reports that a church burglary was stopped by an armed pastor last Thursday.
ADAMS: “Pulled the gun, pointed it at him, told him to get down. I yelled at him and said, “Hey, get down!’ And he put his hands up and went to the ground.’
Adams held the suspect, Miguel Otero-Rivera, at gunpoint until the police arrived at which point Rivera was arrested and taken into custody.
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