Pence at Prayer March: “Prayer of righteous people availeth much”, Trump nominates pro-life judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court, Pelosi: Biden should not debate Trump

It’s Monday, September 28th, A.D. 2020. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at I’m Adam McManus.

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Chinese Communists arrest 50 Christians, destroy crosses and Bibles

China’s Public Security Bureau of Nanbu deployed over 30 police officers to raid an underground Protestant house church, known as Sola Fide, which means “justification by faith alone.” When police arrived on the scene, they arrested 50 Sola Fide members, reports International Christian Concern.

The Communist police tore down crosses, Christian symbols, and destroyed hymnbooks and Bibles. The church’s sound system, air conditioning, and music equipment was also confiscated.

2 Timothy 3:12 says, “All who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.”

Pence at Prayer March: “Prayer of righteous people availeth much”

On Saturday, 150,000 Christians participated in the Prayer March in Washington, D.C. organized by Franklin Graham

Before the march began, Vice President Mike Pence addressed the crowd in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

PENCE: “We’re honored today to be here at this Washington Prayer March. But I also wanted to be here to extend the greetings and the gratitude of a leader who has been a champion for people of faith, for life, and religious liberty. So, allow me to bring thanks and greetings from the 45th President of the United States of America, President Donald Trump. (applause)

“The Bible tells us to persevere in prayer [1 Thessalonians 5:17], that the prayer of the upright pleases Him [Proverbs 15:8], and the effective and fervent prayer of a righteous people availeth much. [James 5:16] And in these challenging times, we do well, as you do today, to remember that in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, that we are to present our request to God. [Philippians 4:6] And we can claim the promise that the peace of God that passes all understanding will guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus [Philippians 4:7], as His Grace has through the generations of this nation.

“Today, at this Washington Prayer March, you continue a great American tradition. Since the founding of our nation, the American people and our leaders have gone to prayer in challenging times.

“George Washington prayed for the leaders and the people of our states what he called an earnest prayer, that God would hold them and our states in His holy protection. Abraham Lincoln, before whose monument we stand today, said during his time in the White House, ‘I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.’”

(Watch the video of the speakers and the Prayer March hosted by Governor Mike Huckabee and Cissie Graham Lynch.)

Trump nominates pro-life judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

In a Saturday Rose Garden ceremony, President Donald Trump nominated pro-life champion Amy Coney Barrett to replace pro-abortion champion Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, reports Fox News.

TRUMP: “I stand before you today to fulfill one of my highest and most important duties under the United States Constitution: the nomination of a Supreme Court justice. Today, it is my honor to nominate one of our nation’s most brilliant and gifted legal minds to the Supreme Court. She is a woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect, sterling credentials and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution, Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

“Amy Coney Barrett will decide cases based on the text of the Constitution as written. As Amy has said, being a judge takes courage. You are not there to decide cases as you may prefer. You are there to do your duty and to follow the law, wherever it may take you. That is exactly what Judge Barrett will do on the US Supreme Court.”

BARRETT: “Thank you very much, Mr. President. I am deeply honored by the confidence that you have placed in me. And I am so grateful to you and the First Lady. I fully understand that this is a momentous decision for a president. And if the Senate does me the honor of confirming me, I pledge to discharge the responsibilities of this job to the very best of my ability. I love the United States and I love the United States Constitution. I am truly humbled by the prospect of serving on the Supreme Court.”

Judge Barrett shared her judicial philosophy in the Rose Garden.

BARRETT: “I clerked for Justice Scalia more than 20 years ago, but the lessons I learned still resonate. His judicial philosophy is mine too. A judge must apply the law as written. Judges are not policymakers, and they must be resolute in setting aside any policy views they might hold.”

“I would assume this role to serve you. I would discharge the judicial oath, which requires me to administer justice without respect to persons, do equal right to the poor and rich, and faithfully and impartially discharge my duties under the United States Constitution.”

If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Barrett, age 48, who serves on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, would be President Trump’s third Supreme Court appointee, following Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, and just the fifth woman to serve on the high court.

Other than two dissenting GOP senators, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, no one thus far in the 53-member Republican conference is arguing to wait for a lame duck session between November 3rd and Inauguration Day January 20, 2021 — let alone the next Congress — to hold a confirmation vote. McConnell only needs a simple majority, reports

Democrats introduce bill to limit tenure of Supreme Court Justices

Democrats in the House of Representatives will introduce a bill this week to limit the tenure of U.S. Supreme Court justices to 18 years from current lifetime appointments, in a laughable bid to “preserve the court’s legitimacy,” reports Reuters.

Plus, the new bill would restrict every president to nominate only two justices per four-year term amid heightened political tensions as President Donald Trump announced his third pick for the Supreme Court with just 40 days to go until the November 3 election.

Some legal observers, including those who favor term limits, say they must be accomplished through an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which has been interpreted as requiring life tenure for federal judges and justices.

Pelosi: Biden should not debate Trump

And finally, on Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Joe Biden should not debate President Trump during the three presidential debates – the first of which takes place tomorrow night in Cleveland, Ohio, reports National Review.

PELOSI: “I wouldn’t legitimize a conversation with him, nor a debate in terms of the presidency of the United States. … So, I think that he’ll probably act in a way that is beneath the dignity of the presidency. He does that every day. But I think he will also belittle what the debates are supposed to be about. And they’re not to be about skulduggery on the part of somebody who has no respect for the office he holds. I don’t think that [Biden] should dignify that conversation with Donald Trump.”


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 The irrelevance of Ginsburg’s deathbed wish

The late Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s allegedly shared a deathbed wish with her 30-year-old leftist attorney granddaughter Clara Spera. She reportedly said, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”.

Laurie Higgins with the Illinois Family Institute declares that Ginsburg’s alleged wish is “no more constitutionally or politically relevant than would be the dying wishes of any other Supreme Court Justice. America does not owe Ginsburg the fulfillment of her fervent wish, and saying that is not disrespectful.

“How ironic that the left would appeal to civic ethics after the shocking display of disrespect they demonstrated when President Trump and the First Lady were paying their respects to Ginsburg. Along with booing and chanting ‘Vote him out’, the mostly Millennial Biden supporters also shouted ‘Honor her wish.’

Former President Obama had hoped to replace Ginsburg

When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined President Barack Obama for lunch in his private dining room in July 2013, the White House sought to keep the event quiet, reports the New York Times.

Treading cautiously, Obama did not directly bring up the subject of retirement to Justice Ginsburg, at 80 the Supreme Court’s oldest member and a two-time cancer patient. He did, however, raise the looming 2014 midterm elections and how Democrats might lose control of the Senate. Implicit in that conversation was the concern motivating his lunch invitation — the possibility that if the Senate flipped, he would lose a chance to appoint a younger, liberal judge who could hold on to the seat for decades.

But Obama’s effort failed.  Ginsburg did not want to retire, even if it meant assuring the court a young leftist Supreme Court Justice replacement.

Why the Church of Child Sacrifice hates Amy Coney Barrett

Laurie Higgins with the Illinois Family Institute said, “Leftists—particularly members of the Church of Child Sacrifice—with a virulent hatred of theologically orthodox Christian faith and adoration of pagan sexuality detest Barrett for her originalist judicial philosophy, her Catholic faith, and her demonstrable, lived-out love for all lives—including those deemed most expendable by body perfectionists.

“Barrett and her husband have seven children, including one special needs child and two children adopted from Haiti.”

COVID-18 continues to mutate, not more lethal though

The COVID-19 virus is continuing to mutate.  Experts believe it’s probably becoming more contagious, but not any more lethal, reports The Guardian.

Gun sales soar in 7 swing states

And finally, gun sales have been rising nationwide for months, but are specifically up in seven swing states as the November 3, 2020 election approaches, reports

Fox News reports the Cook Political Report lists “Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin as toss-ups” in the coming election. They also indicate New Hampshire and North Carolina can be considered toss-ups too.

Virginia Governor and his wife have COVID-19

Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph Northam and first lady Pamela Northam have tested positive for COVID-19, the governor’s office announced on Friday, reports WIRC.

Northam is now the third governor in the U.S. to contract the virus in addition to Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt and Missouri Governor Mike Parson.