Monday, November 6th, in the year of our Lord 2017
By Adam McManus
Over 20 People Killed at Texas Church Near San Antonio
At least 27 people have been killed inside a Texas church including a 2 year old child after a gunman dressed in full combat gear opened fire during yesterday’s morning service before cops shot him dead. 24 others are being treated for injuries. The shooter had not been identified by our deadline.
The shooting happened at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs where only 50 people usually attend service, reports the Daily Mail. First Baptist Church Pastor Frank Pomeroy said his 14 year old daughter is among the dead. It’s the deadliest church shooting in American history.
President of Nepal Signs Anti-Conversion Law
Last month, the president of Nepal signed an anti-conversion bill into law to take effect in August of 2018. Similar to India, radical Hindu nationalists are attempting to slow the rapid spread of Christianity in Nepal. Christians are concerned that any religious activity they do in public could become illegal.
William Stark of International Christian Concern told The World View about how Nepali Christians are persecuted.
“Persecution in Nepal definitely exists. Most of it is perpetrated in response to a conversion whether it be from family members or from the community. Often Christianity is associated with being part of a low caste . . . an untouchable. And often what will happen is families will threaten or pressure Christian converts to come back to Hinduism. They’ll also engage in attacks every once in a while on pastors who are spreading the message. Beatings will happen. Imprisonments will happen every once in a while.”
Stark shared how Christ has only continued to grow His church in Nepal.
“Christianity despite the persecution that they’re actually facing is growing at an incredible rate in Nepal. I think in just the past decade the size of the Christian population has actually tripled. And all of that is due to religious conversions.”
Psalm 22:27-28 declares, “All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You. For the kingdom is the Lord’s, and He rules over the nations.”
Russian Group Created Facebook Pages to Stir Up Dissension Among Americans During Election
Russian operatives created a popular Facebook page to target conservative Christians with patriotic, Jesus-filled memes which reached 126 million users to stir dissension among Americans during the 2016 election, reports Christianity Today.
“Army of Jesus” was among 470 Facebook pages created by the Internet Research Agency in St. Petersburg, Russia.
One post from the fake Christian account depicted a standoff between a glowing figure of Jesus Christ and Hillary Clinton dressed as the devil which had over 217,000 likes. That’s more Facebook likes than some established, politically conservative evangelical media outlets, such as World or Charisma magazines.
Former President H.W. Bush Admits He Voted for Hillary Clinton
In the new book “The Last Republicans,” former President George H.W. Bush confessed that he voted for Hillary Clinton and doesn’t like President Donald Trump, calling him a “blowhard,” reports Fox News.
President Trump Criticises Justice Department for Not Going After Hillary Clinton
President Donald Trump was rather candid with WMAL host Larry O’Connor on Thursday, saying,
“But you know the saddest thing, because I’m the President of the United States I am not supposed to be involved with the Justice Department… Why aren’t they going after Hillary Clinton with her emails and with the dossier, and the kind of money?”
After the interview, Trump tweeted, “Donna Brazile just stated the DNC RIGGED the system to illegally steal the Primary from Bernie Sanders. Bought and paid for by Crooked H. This is real collusion and dishonesty. Major violation of Campaign Finance Laws and Money Laundering – where is our Justice Department?”
Former DNC Head Says Hillary’s Campaign Had “Odor of Failure”
Former Democratic National Committee head Donna Brazile writes in her new book entitled “Hacks” that she seriously contemplated replacing Hillary Clinton as the party’s 2016 presidential nominee with then-Vice President Joe Biden in the aftermath of Clinton’s fainting spell on September 11th, in part because Clinton’s campaign was “anemic” and had taken on “the odor of failure”, reports the Washington Post.
Brazile thought that Hillary’s campaign was so lacking in passion for the candidate that its New York headquarters felt like a sterile hospital ward where “someone had died.”
Senator Rand Paul Attacked by Neighbor on His Own Property
U.S. Senator Rand Paul’s neighbor Rene Boucher, a 59-year-old anesthesiologist, came onto his property and tackled him from behind, forcing him to the ground and causing pain.
According to Boucher’s arrest warrant, Paul had injuries to his face and had trouble breathing due to a rib injury, reports the Bowling Green Daily News.
Liberal Psychoanalyst Ignored by Media After Promoting Motherhood
A politically liberal psychoanalyst whose research led to traditional conclusions got the cold shoulder from mainstream media when she released her book entitled Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters.
Erica Komisar told The Wall Street Journal “I couldn’t get on NPR. I was rejected wholesale—particularly in New York—by the liberal press.”
Asserting that “mothers are biologically necessary for babies,” Komisar said, “Every time a mother comforts a baby in distress, she’s actually regulating that baby’s emotions from the outside in. After three years, the baby internalizes that ability to regulate their emotions, but not until then.”
Komisar believes that her voice has been silenced because it could make some women feel guilty, or reinforce traditional gender roles.
Titus 2:4-5 speaks directly. “Then [the older women] can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be keepers of the home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.”
Papa John’s Pizza Rethinks Its NFL Sponsorship
Papa John’s pizza is re-evaluating its NFL sponsorship after football players continue to kneel during the national anthem, causing a dramatic drop in viewers disgusted by their lack of patriotism, reports Business Insider.
Man Learns to Apply His Wife’s Makeup Before She Goes Blind
And finally, an elderly couple is melting hearts across the internet after it was revealed that the man is learning how to do his wife’s makeup before she becomes blind, reports DisabledGo.com.
A photo posted on Twitter, which we have linked in our transcript, explains how Jean and Brian regularly go into a department store so that Brian can learn to apply her makeup.
The story has struck a chord with many people, with the tweet having received nearly 72,000 retweets and over 220,000 likes.
1 Peter 3:7 says, “Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.”
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Monday, November 6th in the year of our Lord 2017. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
ISIS Loses More Strongholds in Syria and Iraq
The Islamic State has lost control of two of its last remaining strongholds in Syria and Iraq, reports the BBC.
Iraqi forces say they have also seized the last border post between Iraq and Syria that was held by ISIS.
ISIS has now been driven out of about 95% of the land the group once held in Iraq and more than 4.4 million Iraqis have been freed from its rule, according to the US-led coalition.
Stadium Rented for Reformation Celebration in Indonesia Cancels Agreement
Muslim objections prompted the cancellation of an Indonesian prayer service meant to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation last week, reports Christian Headlines.
The Reformed Evangelical Church of Indonesia planned an event at Kridosono Stadium in Yogyakarta, Java, for October 25 but learned on October 12 that stadium officials had canceled their rental agreement.
Jewish Family in Canada Wins Court Challenge to Keep Young Man on Life Support
The family of a Toronto man won a court challenge when a Toronto Judge issued an interim injunction ensuring that Shalom Ouanounou, 25, will not have his ventilator withdrawn.
According to the Canadian Jewish News, Ouanounou is breathing with the help of a respirator, after suffering a cardiac arrest brought on by an asthmatic attack on Sept. 27. Doctors say he is brain dead and want to remove him from life support. A death certificate has already been issued.
Ouanounou’s family say he is breathing, his heart is beating and that “Shalom and traditional Orthodox Judaism do not accept brain death as death.”
British Pro-Family Groups Voice Concerns About Transgender Trend
Parents, doctors, and pro-family groups in Britain this week sounded the alarm about the skyrocketing rate of children with complex psychological issues being streamlined into gender transition by the country’s National Health Service.The Daily Mail of London on Sunday published an article about a rash of concerned parents joining an online community called Transgender Trend, self-described as “parents questioning the trans narrative.”
The number of children being treated at the NHS Tavistock Clinic, which specializes in treating gender identity issues, has jumped from just under 100 in 2009 to more than 2,000 in 2016, according to The Telegraph of London.
The mom believes her daughter was groomed by a homosexual friend who told her she was ugly as a female and encouraged her transition. The girl, now 17, is undergoing testosterone treatments against her mother’s wishes.
President Starts His Tour of Asia in Japan
President Donald Trump headed to Japan on the first stop of his 12-day, five-nation tour of Asia on Saturday, looking to present a united front with the Japanese against North Korea as tensions run high over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile tests, reports Reuters.
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner Goes to Prison for Sexting Teen Girl
Disgraced former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner will report to federal prison in Massachusetts today, sentenced to 21 to 27 months in prison for sexting a 15-year-old girl, reports ABC7 Eyewitness News.
His penchant for exchanging lewd messages and photos with young women online destroyed his career in Congress in 2011, doomed his bid for mayor of New York in 2013, wrecked his marriage to Hillary Clinton’s closest aide, Huma Abedin, and became entangled in the 2016 presidential campaign.
Report Says Claims That Abortion Is Safer Than Childbirth Are False
The abortion industry constantly repeats the refrain that abortion is somehow safer than childbirth and that it is an overall health benefit for women. But a new report from the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, a British pro-life group, says that just isn’t so, reports Life News.
Abortion supporters have long claimed that abortion is 14 times safer in the U.S. than childbirth.
While maternal death connected to child birth is reported, a woman’s death due to abortion may not be reported, or may be reported as due to some other complication such as miscarriage, hemorrhage, or infection.
The report documents that women choosing childbirth have a lower mortality risk than those choosing to abort.
Delaware Considers Allowing Children to Determine Their Own Race and Gender
White boys could soon self-identify as black girls in Delaware, reports the Gospel Herald.
The state Department of Education’s Regulation 225 would implement sweeping regulations regarding discrimination that would allow children to determine their gender and their race.
Republican Tax Bill Acknowledges Life from Conception but Cuts Adoption Credit
The long-awaited Republican tax bill includes a new provision celebrated by expectant pro-life parents for recognizing their belief that life begins at conception, reports Christianity Today.
GOP lawmakers wrote, that “nothing shall prevent an unborn child from being treated as a designated beneficiary” of a 529 college savings account.
However, the adoption tax credit, like many other tax credits, would be eliminated which would make adoption more expensive for most families, even if their tax burden is less over time.
Focus on the Family president Jim Daly said, “We shouldn’t be placing the burden of these tax cuts on orphan children.”
Conservative Kenneth Marcus Nominated for Office of Civil Rights
Christians could soon have a friend in the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights if the Senate confirms Kenneth Marcus, a welcome change from the Obama nightmare, reports Christian Headlines.
Under President Barack Obama, the Office of Civil Rights pushed perverted policies, most notably expanding the definition of “sex” in Title IX protections to include gender identity. Under that guidance, schools receiving federal funds had to open traditionally single-sex facilities, like restrooms and locker rooms, to students of the opposite sex. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rescinded that policy shortly after taking over the department.
More on Clinton Compromising the DNC
Donna Brazile also details how Clinton effectively took control of the DNC in August 2015, before the primaries began, with a joint fundraising agreement between the party and the Clinton campaign.
She said the deal gave Clinton control over the DNC’s finances, strategy and staff decisions — disadvantaging other candidates, including Sanders. “This was not a criminal act, but as I saw it, it compromised the party’s integrity,” she writes.