President Obama’s Popularity Higher, Do It Yourself Abortions on the Rise, Haitian Death Toll from Hurricane Matthew Grows

Friday, October 7th, in the year of our Lord, 2016.

By Kevin Swanson

Hurricane Matthew Death Toll Increases

​“​Do you not fear Me?’ ​ask​s the Lord. ‘Will you not tremble at My presence​?​. . .And though its waves toss to and fro,​Yet they cannot prevail; Though they roar, yet they cannot pass over it!” (Jer​emiah​ 5)

The Haitian death toll from Hurricane Matthew has increased to 136 people, and the government says at least 350,000 people are in need of some kind of assistance. The World View spoke to Chris Toews of Samaritan’s Purse about the disaster relief work they do after the hurricane and the work they did to prepare Haitians for the storm.

“They don’t have social media. They don’t have access to the news channel running in 24-hour cycles. And so they really had no idea that it was bearing down on them and that it was this big. So a lot of organizations like ourselves, we spent the days leading up to the storm trying to mobilize and help people understand that they needed to take shelter, they needed to get to higher ground, so that they could actually get out of the way of this storm.”

The Bahamas also felt the full brunt of ​​Matthew on Thursday, the most intense hurricane the islands have experienced since 1929.   The Category 4 hurricane is expected to hit Florida’s coast by ​this morning, and over 1.5 million Floridans have been evacuated in preparation for the storm.

Barack Obama Most Liberal President

President Barack Obama has not changed his views at all in 15 years.  Obama told the New York Magazine that his world view has not changed since he was writing articles in the Harvard Law Review in 1990. Of the eleven modern presidents, Inside ranks Obama as the most liberal, tied with President Jimmy Carter. . .taking into account individual rights, domestic issues, economics, and defense.

Muslim Immigration to American Increasing

The Muslim influx into America accelerated even more in 2016.  Pew Research reports that 46% of the refugees that entered the country over the last year were Muslim. This is the first time in ten years, that the Muslim numbers exceeded that of all other religions. The majority of refugees are coming from Congo, Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Myanmar, and Afghanistan.

President Obama’s Approval Rating Higher

President O​b​ama’s approval rating has also hit a new high – a record for his second term​ at ​55%.  That’s strong compared to President Bush’s rating – 27% at the end of his second term. ​ However,​ t​he latest Pew Research poll on Obamacare doesn’t present anything quite so positive​.​​ Only 44% of Americans like it, and 54% say they disapprove of ​Obamacare​.

Minnesota Terror Suspect a Muslim Extremist

Yesterday, the FBI released information on the Minnesota terrorist suspect.  They say that  Dahir Ahmed Adan was a recent convert to an extremist sect of Islam.   Witnesses report they heard him use the term “Allah Akbar,” during the stabbing spree that resulted in at least eight injuries.

Al Shabaab Kills 6 Christians in Kenya

The Muslim terrorist group Al Shabaab killed 6 Christian people in Kenya yesterday at a compound near Somalia.

Catholics Murdered in Mexico

Four Catholic Missionaries and three Catholic priests have been killed in the last few weeks in Mexico, presumably by the drug cartels.

Denmark Study on Contraceptives and Depression

A new study from Denmark published in ​the ​J​ournal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry reveals that women who use contraceptives are more likely to struggle with depression.

DIY Abortions on the Rise

​And​​ a​bortion rates may be much higher than thought, thanks to a rise in Do It Yourself abortions. Feminists are thinking again on the practice​ as an article in Cosmopolitan Magazine speaks approvingly of it, especially for ​a​reas of the world that limit access to abortion. Women are using chemicals like mifepristone and misoprostol to destroy the child up to​ the​ 9-week​ mark​ of pregnancy.

A web-based DIY Abortion site called Safe 2 Choose charges $65 for the chemical abortion by mail. A University of Texas report found that as many as 240,000 ​women conducted ​DIY abortions recently in Texas alone.  Studies indicate women will avail themselves to DIY abortions, when there is social stigma towards the practice.

“They murder the fatherless. . .  yet they say, “The Lord does not see, nor does the God of Jacob understand.” (Ps​alm 94:6-7)

Oklahoma Supreme Court Overrules New Pro-Life Law

By unanimous vote, the Oklahoma Supreme Court tossed out the state’s new pro-life law approved by the legislature last year.  Senate Bill 642 would have required parental consent for minors, tissue preservation, and inspection of abortion mills ​.

​”​Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law, have fellowship with You? They gather together against the life of the righteous, and condemn innocent blood. He has brought on them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness.”  (Ps​alm​ 94: 20-23)

Mall of America Closed on Thanksgiving

Black Friday creep has been thwarted in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The largest Mall in America has announced they will be closed Thanksgiving ​D​ay. . . all day, giving us time to thank God for everything, before we run out and get more stuff!

Presbyterian Congregation Petitions North Korea for Release of Pastor

The congregation of Light Presbyterian Church is still asking the North Korean Government to release their Pastor Lim. Pastor Lim was captured last year, and the family has not heard from him since January of this year. 

And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.