PBS promoted homosexuality, transgenderism & polyamory, Chicago businessman pays fines for churches for in-person services, Christian leaders pay tribute to Ravi Zacharias

It’s Wednesday, May 27th, A.D. 2020.  This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com.  I’m Adam McManus.

By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com)

RNC Chairwoman: Democrat Governors restricting citizens’ freedoms

In her appearance on the Todd Starnes radio show,  Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said voters in states run by Democrats are experiencing COVID tyranny.

McDANIEL: “How do we open safely but we also want to get back to work? And you’re seeing Blue State Democrats becoming more strict, using the weight of the government to prevent people from working people from doing it in a safe, logical way.

“And then you’re seeing the freedom-loving American people saying, ‘Listen, let us go back to work. We can do this. We can social distance.; Give us the autonomy and the freedom to think for ourselves.’

“I think there’s going to be a real difference. An­d as you look at Florida and Georgia and Texas, that’s a real contrast between what Gavin Newsom is doing in California and Gretchen Whitmer is doing in my state of Michigan.

“I think as we get to November, you’re going to look at the unemployment in those states. You’re going to look at other things in those states and people are going to say Republicans did it right.”

Chicago businessman pays fines for churches for in-person services

Willie Wilson, an influential businessman and former Chicago mayoral candidate, said he will pay the fines that three churches in Illinois will face for holding in-person worship services during the ongoing lockdown in the city, reports the Christian Post

The Philadelphia Romanian Church of God, Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church, and Metro Praise International Church have been holding in-person services with more than 10 people in violation of state orders.

Wilson said, “The governor and mayor continue to trample on our constitutional rights while hiding behind a stay-at-home order that treats the church as non-essential. It is shameful that the church is discriminated against, while liquor stores, marijuana dispensaries and Home Depot [are] treated as essential businesses,” according to The Chicago Sun-Times.

Four Minneapolis cops fired after death of a black man in custody

Four Minneapolis police officers involved in the arrest of a handcuffed black man who died in police custody were fired yesterday, hours after a bystander’s video showed the man pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck, reports the Associated Press.

The man’s death Monday night after he struggled with officers was under investigation by the FBI and state law enforcement authorities.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey apologized to the black community early Tuesday in a post on his Facebook page, saying, “Being Black in America should not be a death sentence. For five minutes, we watched a white officer press his knee into a Black man’s neck. Five minutes. When you hear someone calling for help, you’re supposed to help. This officer failed in the most basic, human sense.”

PBS promoted homosexuality, transgenderism and polyamory

PBS has abused our hard-earned tax dollars again.

This time they have produced and are set to air a six-episode series of short videos called Prideland in celebration of Homosexual Pride Month.

James 4:6 says, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

Set in the South, the most socially conservative and religiously observant part of the country, PBS promotes homosexuality, polyamory, demisexuality, and transgenderism, reports the Christian Post.

PBS is offering member television stations the chance to air a one-hour companion special program on June 12th that features the series host, actor and dancer Dyllón Burnside, who identifies himself as “queer.”

Thankfully, the American Family Association has launched a petition which you can sign, saying, “Sadly, PBS is proudly promoting a lifestyle that is unhealthy to both the individual who participates in the unnatural sexual behavior and to society as a whole.”

The second episode in the PBS video series is called “An Openly Gay Pastor’s Journey to Acceptance in the Bible Belt” where Burnside speaks with an openly homosexual minister at a small church in Jackson, Mississippi. Rob Lowry was reportedly offered the job, but only accepted the position on condition that he be able to lead the congregation as an openly homosexual person.

In 2020, PBS received over $65 million in taxpayer funding.

So far, 68,000 Americans have signed the AFA petition.

Christian leaders pay tribute to Ravi Zacharias

And finally, Christian leaders worldwide are paying tribute to Christian apologist, author and speaker, Ravi Zacharias, who died on May 19th from a rare form of cancer, reports the Christian Post. He was 74.

Zacharias’ daughter, Sarah Davis, wrote, “It was his Savior, Jesus Christ, that my dad always wanted most to talk about. Even in his final days, until he lacked the energy and breath to speak, he turned every conversation to Jesus and what the Lord had done.”

Evangelist Franklin Graham said, “Ravi Zacharias, one of the great Christian apologists of our time, has stepped into the streets of glory and into the presence of the King of kings and Lord of lords. Don’t feel sorry for Ravi–his fight with cancer is over, and he has placed his crowns at the feet of the One who deserves all glory and honor.”

Christian athlete Tim Tebow tweeted, “To my friend, my mentor and a great hero of the faith, Ravi Zacharias. Thank you.”

And Pastor Jentezen Franklin of Free Chapel in Gainesville, Georgia, said, “Ravi Zacharias resurrected the faith of many doubters and illuminated the truth for many skeptics. He articulated the validity of the Christian faith better than anyone I know.”

No doubt Jesus told Zacharias, “’Well done, good and faithful servant!” (Matthew 25:23)


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Pakistani Muslim steals church, police look other way

Earlier this month, a Pakistani church had its boundary wall demolished and property illegally occupied. According to local Christians, the Muslim man now occupying the church property is attempting to use the COVID-19 pandemic to his advantage to steal the land.

The police have not taken action against the Muslim man named Chaudhry Raisat.

According to Pastor Ashiq Matoo, the church was built in 2005 and remains the only worship center for some 50 Christian families in Batala Sharn Singh.