Over 300 Killed in Egypt Terrorist Attack, Congressman John Conyers Steps Down from House Judiciary Committee, George H.W. Bush Becomes Longest-Living President

Monday, November 27th, in the year of our Lord 2017

By Adam McManus

Hundreds Killed in ISIS Attack on Mosque in Egypt

In one of the deadliest attacks in Egypt’s recent memory, at least 305 people have been killed, including two dozen children, at a mosque on Friday, reports Christian Today. The murderers brandished an Islamic State flag.

The first bomb ripped through the mosque during Friday prayers – the high point of the Islamic weekly worship pattern – then attackers approached in four off-road vehicles opening fire on the worshippers, according to Reuters.

Egyptian forces are battling a stubborn Islamic State affiliate in the region, one of the surviving branches of the militant Muslim group after it suffered defeats by U.S.-backed forces in Iraq and Syria.

More than 50 ambulances rushed people to hospitals as the injured total was placed at more than 125.

Poland Lawmakers Approve Law to Phase Out Sunday Shopping

Last Friday, Poland’s lawmakers approved a law that will phase out Sunday shopping by the year 2020 despite criticism that it may eliminate thousands of jobs, reports The Miami Herald.

Church of Sweden Encourages Gender-Neutral References to God

Last Thursday, the Church of Sweden encouraged its clergy to use the gender-neutral term “God” instead of referring to the deity as “He” or “the Lord”, reports The UK Telegraph.

Priests can now open their services by referring to the traditional “Father, Son and Holy Ghost” or the gender-neutral phrase “in the name of God and the Holy Trinity”.

Isaiah 9:6 declares, “For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Congressman John Conyers Steps Down from House Judiciary Committee

Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi appeared yesterday on NBC’s Meet the Press with Chuck Todd to discuss whether Democrat Congressman John Conyers should step down as ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee following sexual allegations against him.

Chuck Todd: “What is a fireable offense? You say it’s zero tolerance.”
Nancy Pelosi: “Yes.”
Chuck Todd: “But zero tolerance — what does that mean if you’re saying John Conyers, who already had due process, gets to stay right now?”
Nancy Pelosi: “As I said, we’ve asked for the Ethics Committee to review that. He, I believe, will do the right thing.”
Chuck Todd: “You have one member has already, Gregory Meeks has already called for him to be withdrawn as ranking member.  Isn’t that something in your power?  Can’t you decide that he should be suspended on ranking member on Judiciary, of all committees for him to be ranking on?”
Nancy Pelosi: “You have to remember that this all happened during the Thanksgiving break. When we come together at the beginning of this week, I think John will do the right thing.
Chuck Todd: “You’re not going to unilaterally make this decision?”
Nancy Pelosi: “I’m not going to share that with you right now.”

Following that interview, Congressman Conyers stepped down yesterday afternoon as the ranking Democratic member of the House Judiciary Committee.

U.S. District Judge Blocks Texas Bill to Ban Dismemberment Abortions

Last Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel in Austin struck down parts of a Texas law that would ban the most common type of second-trimester abortion in the state, after plaintiffs argued the procedure was safe, legal, and necessary for women’s health, reports The Christian Post.

Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said that his office had appealed the decision, adding SB 8 was lawful and protected “unborn human life from ghastly dismemberment abortions” which kills unborn babies by tearing them limb from limb while they are still alive, causing the unborn victims to bleed to death.

Conservative Groups Double Down on Target Boycott

Since April 2016, Target has had a policy of allowing men into women’s restrooms and fitting rooms.

That’s why conservative groups critical of Target’s policy are stepping up their boycott this coming Christmas, urging conservative shoppers not to support what they call a “radical social agenda,” reports The Christian Post.

Lance Wray of the watchdog group 2ndVote said that last year its #AnywhereButTARGET campaign helped see a three percent drop in sales over the Christmas season for Target, along with a 43 percent decrease in profits. Plus, Target’s stock is down 30 percent.

Incredibly, despite the boycott of 2nd Vote and the 1.5 million Christians who have signed the Boycott Target petition by the American Family Association, Target has dug in their heels and refuses to see the light.

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Olympic Gymnast Gabrielle Douglas Says She Was Sexually Assaulted by Physician Larry Nassar

Gabrielle Douglas, the 21-year-old Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast, revealed last Tuesday that she was sexually assaulted by Dr. Larry Nassar, a Team USA gymnastics physician, and was conditioned to stay silent, reports The Christian Post.

While Nassar has pled guilty to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in Michigan’s Ingham County Circuit Court, Douglas was not one of the initial women who came forward with the claims.

Delaware Considers Bill to Allow School Children to Select Name, Gender, and Race

A proposed policy would require Delaware government schools to actually allow kids to select their own name, gender, and race without parental consent, reports World Magazine.

Liberal activists call the regulation an anti-discrimination policy that protects children, but pro-family groups say it undermines families and pushes a false narrative about gender and race.

Delaware residents only have until Monday, December 4 to express their outrage to the Education Department.

George H.W. Bush Now Longest-Living U.S. President in History

Former President George H.W. Bush became the longest-living president in U.S. history at 93 years and 166 days old on Saturday, reports The Washington Examiner.

Women Have Fewer Children Than Ever

One in five women are childless at 45 and they are having fewer offspring than ever, reports The Daily Mail.

Psalm 127:3-4 says, “Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from Him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.”

This Cyber Monday Becomes Largest Online Shopping Day in U.S. History

Today is Cyber Monday. Americans are expected to spend $6.6 billion online
which would be the largest online shopping day in U.S. history. That compares to
the $5 billion we spent on Black Friday, according to Adobe Analytics.

62 Percent of Evangelicals Consider Chick-Fil-A to Have a Positive Impact

And finally, Christians love Chick-Fil-A. Maybe it’s their great chicken or their polite staff. Perhaps it’s Chick-Fil-A’s financial support of Christian concerts and biblically-based marriage seminars. Or maybe it’s their bold stand to close their 2,200 locations on Sunday to honor the Lord’s day and allow their employees to attend worship.

According to Morning Consult’s 2017 Community Impact Ratings, 62 percent of evangelicals considered Chick-fil-A to have a positive impact on their community, compared to 48 percent of Americans on average.

To be sure, Chick-Fil-A honors the fourth commandment found in Exodus 20:8 — “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.”  The Lord has blessed Chick-Fil-A as a result.

Closing Line

And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Monday, November 27th 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.

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Horrible Conditions of “Arduous March” in North Korea Exposed

North Korea has long been a nightmare, but the Arduous March, a famine that killed more than one million people in the late 1990s, was an unbelievable tragedy, reports The Daily Caller.

In particular, orphans ate the very lice that was in their hair. If the children found themselves ridden with mites, the authorities would force them to stand beside a large bonfire. He said the children often suffered severe burns, but if they ran from the fire, they would be beaten with a stick.

One defector personally interviewed by The Daily Caller previously revealed that her family was forced to eat grass. When her grandmother fell ill after eating grass tainted by toxins, the elderly woman expressed only one wish — to eat a baked potato.

Hindus in India Consider Christmas Celebrations Offensive

Radical Hindus in India have threatened to protest against forthcoming Christmas celebrations as offensive to local sensibilities, reports UCA News.

Father Barla, a Divine Word priest, said the Indian government portrayed Christians as enemies because they opposed unjust government policies.

Study Shows Men Engaged in Faith Group More Likely to Oppose Domestic Violence

Research carried out by a charity called Tearfund found that men who are actively engaged in a faith group are more than twice as likely to think violence towards their partner is never justified, compared to those who are not engaged at all, reports Christian Today.

The study was carried out in the Democratic Republic of Congo and found that nearly 40 percent of women reported that they had suffered sexual violence from an intimate partner in the past year.

The research was highlighted on Saturday on the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls.

Three U.S. Navy Sailors Lost in Plane Crash in Philippine Sea

The U.S. Navy identified the three sailors lost after a Navy plane crashed in the Philippine Sea shortly after takeoff from Japan on Wednesday.

The Navy identified the three sailors lost at sea as: Lt. Steven Combs, Aviation Airman Matthew Chialastri and Aviation Ordinanceman Airman Apprentice Bryan Grosso.

The C-2A “Greyhound” cargo plane was carrying 11 sailors before it crashed into the Philippine Sea while en route from Japan to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. Eight sailors were rescued in good condition by U.S. Navy helicopters.

President Trump Announces Intent to Reform Welfare System

President Donald Trump wants to put his stamp on the welfare system, saying that “people are taking advantage of the system,” reports the Associated Press.

Trump, who has been signaling interest in the issue for some time, said this past week that he wants to tackle the issue after the tax overhaul he is seeking by the end of the year. He said changes were “desperately needed in our country” and that his administration would soon offer plans.

Robert Rector, a senior research fellow at Heritage, said he would like to see more work requirements for a range of anti-poverty programs and stronger marriage incentives.

Massachusetts Mandates Birth Control Coverage Without Co-Pay

Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to mandate birth control coverage in the wake of the Trump administration’s move last month to provide religious employers a broader exemption to an Obamacare mandate requiring contraception coverage for employees, reports The Christian Post.

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards is ecstatic.

Last Monday, liberal Republican Governor Charlie Baker signed into law House Bill 4009 which requires that all state insurers cover birth control without a co-pay.

In response to the Trump administration’s action, the states of California and Pennsylvania filed lawsuits against the federal government.

Only Four Weeks Left for Congress to Act on Tax Cuts

There’s only a four-week window until a Christmas deadline for Congress to act on tax cuts, a potential government shutdown, and lots of leftover spending bills, reports the Associated Press.

Republicans are advancing their cherished tax cut measure under special rules that mean Senate Democrats cannot use delaying tactics. The measure passed the House just before the Thanksgiving break and moves to the Senate floor this coming week.

Hurricane relief is adding one more wrinkle.

Congress has approved more than $50 billion in aid in response to a series of devastating hurricanes. The most recent request by the White House is the largest yet at $44 billion, but it’s not nearly enough to satisfy the powerful Texas delegation, which is pressing behind the scenes for more.

Investigators Open Criminal Cases Against Harvey Weinstein

Detectives in several cities investigating Harvey Weinstein for sex crimes are likely to be collaborating as they build evidence and assess whether the film producer can be arrested and charged, reports The Guardian.

Investigators in New York, London and Los Angeles have opened criminal cases against Weinstein in the last six weeks, as the disgraced producer faces lawsuits on both sides of the Atlantic following a flood of accusations of sexual misconduct.

Los Angeles police department detectives have interviewed witnesses in preparation for presenting a case to the district attorney’s office. The DA will then decide whether to press criminal charges over accusations that Weinstein raped an unnamed actress in a hotel in Beverly Hills in 2013, according to David Ring, a lawyer for the alleged victim.

Pro-Abortion People Furious at Florida Law Requiring 24-Hour Wait Period Before Abortion

The pro-aborts in Florida are still fuming over the audacity of pro-life Governor Rick Scott who dared to sign House Bill 633 into law that required a pregnant woman to meet with an abortionist and wait 24-hours before she can have an abortion, should she decide to proceed, reports Life News.

Julia Kaye, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Reproductive Freedom Project, asked a judge “to invalidate the law.”

Citing expert medical testimony, Blaine Winship, a lawyer representing the state, countered that there was a “legitimate concern that women must have the same opportunity for informed consent as patients have with respect with every other invasive procedure.”

More Young Americans Try Their Hand at Farming

Despite the fact that the hours and the benefits are worse, a growing number of young Americans are leaving desk jobs to become first-time farmers, according to The Washington Post.

They hope to capitalize on booming consumer demand for local and sustainable foods.

Amazon Founder’s Fortune Rises to $100 Billion

Jeff Bezos, the 53-year-old founder of Amazon, is now the $100 billion man, reports Bloomberg.

Bezos’s fortune rose $32.6 billion this year through Thursday, the largest increase of anyone on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world’s 500 richest people. Amazon has climbed 5 percent this week alone.

The billionaire said in April that he sells $1 billion of Amazon stock every year to fund his space business Blue Origin.

Bezos has given relatively little of his fortune to charity.