It’s Monday, June 10th, A.D. 2019. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com)
Pakistani Hindu sisters kidnapped, forced to convert to Islam
Sixteen-year-old Suneeta and her 12-year-old sister were walking home in March in Pakistan when they were kidnapped. The men who took them forced the girls to convert to Islam, reports Christian Headlines.
Suneeta, who is Hindu and lives in Badin, a small city in the south of Pakistan, said, “We were walking back to our house after working on the farm when men in a car came out of nowhere and dragged us in with them. “The next thing we knew, we were in a shrine being forced to say the kalma (acceptance of Islam) by a cleric.”
The men who kidnapped the girls told their mother to pay the equivalent of $365 — an enormous amount for the poor farming family — or the men would marry off the girls. Their mother begged and borrowed from within the Hindu community and paid the ransom. She got her girls back.
Every year, thousands of Hindu and Christian girls and young women are kidnapped and forcibly married in Pakistan, the 5th most brutal regime for Christians. And while these forced conversions have been going on for decades, a recent surge in reported cases has brought the issue back into the limelight.
Elementary kids shown “transgender coming out” video
Vince Busenbark, a Madison, Wisconsin male science teacher, with the blessing of Allis Elementary School principal Sara Cutler, showed his “transgender coming out” video to all the K-5th grade students on May 16th.
BUSENBARK: “You’ve known me as Mr. Busenbark or “Mr. B”. You’ve known me as the person in the science room, as the person with the plants and the animals. Most of what you know is true. But there is one truth that I’ve hidden from you, until about a month ago, from my fellow teachers, from friends, from family. I am transgender. Maybe you’ve only heard those words through the filter of those who hate and fear. I am going to take my wife, Stella Steel’s, last name. And I am going to use, not ‘Mr.’ or ‘Miss’, but ‘Mix’. You can call me Mx. Steel. And for my pronouns will be they, them and their.”
He stated the purpose of the video was so “all [the children] can know who I am and who I am becoming.”
During the video, Vince Busenbark also showed the students scary, ghostlike figures that represented “hateful” people that do not support “transgender” ideology.
He read a book to the children entitled, “They Call Me Mix.”
BUSENBARK: “Are you a boy or a girl? How can you be both? Some days I am both. Some days I am neither. Most days I am everything in between.”
Matthew 18:6 says, “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”
Rather than give parents the opportunity to at least opt their children out of the assembly, they told the parents how they had exploited their children’s vulnerability after the fact. But it’s not possible to “un-ring that bell” — as it were. Reason 167 to educate your children at home with Biblical values.
(Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel which will represent the parents, said, “It is outrageous that school administrators would allow a male science teacher to expose children to propaganda that promotes confusion about basic biology, and to instruct students to address him by a false name, title, and pronouns. These impressionable students do not exist to validate Busenbark’s sexual identity. Parents send their children to school trusting that they will be taught academic curriculum, not become participants in a teacher’s play acting.”)
Call Principal Sara Cutler to object at (608) 663-5224. That’s (608) 663-5224.
Young mother chooses to place son through adoption
A young woman who was involved in a crisis pregnancy has shared a powerful message about choosing life for her newborn, and placing him through adoption.
The mother, Dominique, was contemplating abortion before ultimately deciding to go through with the pregnancy. As is the law in many U.S. states, after giving birth to her beautiful baby boy, Dominique was given 48 hours to finalize her decision to give her baby to an adoptive couple, reports FaithWire.com.
Through tears and holding the just-delivered baby in her arms, Dominique made this comment.
DOMINIQUE: “This baby, he would have been gone. That’s all I keep thinking is that he wouldn’t be here (crying) He deserves so much more than that because it wasn’t his fault.”
Dominique explained, “Allie and Ryan are giving my baby something that I could never, ever give him. It’s so overwhelming to know that they are doing this for me and for him.”
Rival, Imprisoned Gang Members Risk Lives to Get Baptized
Coffield Prison in Texas houses 4,200 criminal offenders where the men are so dangerous and violent, they spend 23 hours a day confined to their cells.
Amazingly, more than 650 inmates attended Gateway Church’s first service within the maximum-security prison, and over 500 men made decisions to follow Jesus. Providentially, five rival gang members risked their lives to get baptized together just six months after Gateway opened their prison campus.
Niles Holsinger, Gateway Coffield Prison campus pastor, said, “We were able to do something that no church has ever been able to do in the history of this prison. And that is water baptize men from what’s called administrative segregation, a section of the prison that has the most violent felons of the whole prison.
“Five men were escorted into the gymnasium, each one shackled hand and foot and around the waist, and escorted by a guard that would not remove their hands from their arm until they were picked up and put shackled in the water baptism tank,” reports the Christian Post.
Mark 16:16 says, “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.”
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Our goal by Friday, June 28th is to raise the $50,000 that we are in the red.
We are grateful to God for Kezia in Fielding, Manawatu, New Zealand for her $25 gift, for Eric in Douglasville, Georgia for his $35 gift, for Sarah in Decatur, Alabama for her $100 gift, for Todd in Outlook, Saskatchewan, Canada, Janessa in Kimberly, Oregon and Ronald in Cincinnati, Ohio – each of whom pledged $20 a month for a gift of $240 each and for Clara in Summerville, South Carolina and Hannah in Portland, Oregon – each of whom pledged $25 a month for a gift of $300 each.
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Democrats pass Amnesty-for-All Immigration Bill
On Tuesday, June 4th the Democratic-controlled US House of Representatives approved a radical, Amnesty-for-All immigration bill, HR-6, known as the Dream and Promise Act. The vote was 237-187 with 7 Republicans supporting the bill, reports the New York Times.
Not only would the bill put illegal immigrants at the front of the line before legal immigrants, but it would give a path to citizenship for 2.7 million people in addition to the 800,000 currently here under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
More than 144,000 people were apprehended after illegally crossing the southern border in May or were refused entry to the U.S. That’s the most in a single month in at least five years; the number has grown every month since January.
A stark contrast indeed with the Republican President who is getting Mexico to the negotiation table to solve the border crisis. President Trump threatened to raise tariffs by 5% on all Mexican imports by today Mexico does something to stem the tide of illegal immigration at the Southern Border.
Numbers 15:15-16: “There shall be one statute for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you…. One law and one rule shall be for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you.”
Wendy’s funds adoption of foster kids
As many leading businesses get behind the pro-abortion message, restaurant chain Wendy’s has sought to travel a different path — by campaigning for adoption.
According to AdoptUSKids, just a quarter of children being fostered in the United States will be adopted by their foster parents. That’s where “Wendy’s Wonderful Kids” is seeking to step in, offering to assist in finding permanent homes for those children who are viewed by some as less desirable to adopt — notably, those who are older, have special needs, or are part of a sibling group, reports FaithWire.com.
The program utilizes full-time, one-on-one caseworkers, each of whom are expertly qualified and know the children they were working with extremely well. This approach means that case workers are able seek out the right family situation for the youngsters.
An adoptee himself, the late Wendy’s founder, Dave Thomas, always had a vested interest in the cause of adoption. In 1990, he was invited to the White House to become a spokesman for the national adoption awareness campaign.
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption said, “We’re focused on finding loving, adoptive homes for children who are most at risk of aging out of foster care without a family, including teens, children with special needs and siblings. Learn more and get involved at http://davethomasfoundation.org
Empty nesters adopt two special needs children
Jenand Glen Stephens lived a pretty ordinary life for the *-+better part of two decades. Jen was a social worker, Glen was a cop. But, after their two boys grew up, the couple felt as if something was missing in their lives. So, they decided to adopt Hannah, a child with Down syndrome. A few years later they adopted Max, a boy who also had Down syndrome.
This compassionate couple is encouraging other families to consider adopting children with special needs, reports FaithWire.com.
Jen said, “Don’t be afraid about adopting a special needs child. In a lot of ways they are just the same as everyone else.”
Colossians 3:12 says, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”