By Kevin Swanson
Ugandan Muslims burn down home of Christian widow
A widow, whose husband was killed by Muslims in 2015, has met more tragedy at the hands of Muslims in eastern Uganda.
On May 2nd, Islamic extremists burned down her newly-constructed home, and she and her five children barely escaped with their lives, reports Morning Star News. Kanifa Namulondo is currently in hiding in a nearby town. Please pray for her.
Psalm 146:9 reminds us that “The Lord watches over the sojourners; He upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked He brings to ruin.”
Christian businessman, unjustly imprisoned, to be released May 24
After almost 900 days in an American prison, our Christian brother, Phillip Zodhiates announced his release to take place on May 24th. It’s just in time to celebrate his 40th wedding anniversary on May 25th with his wife, Kathie.
His crime? He had provided safe passage for a Christian woman, Lisa Miller, and her then 9-year-old daughter, Isabella Ruth Miller, to escape from lesbianism and alleged sexual abuse.
Phillip reminds us in a note, issued over the weekend, that, “Suffering and persecution may come thenceforth from those we least expect, even our own families. But no matter what, we must be true to God’s Word, deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Him. Even if it be to prison or perhaps death.”
Roe v. Wade back on Supreme Court docket
Experts are calling a Mississippi law, which bans most abortions after 15 weeks, the most important challenge to legal abortions in America. The law does not exempt abortions in the cases of rape and incest.
Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, calls the legislation in question a “threat to reproductive rights” and “a test case to overturn Roe v. Wade.” The case is likely to be adjudicated by June of 2022.
In June of 2020, Chief Justice John Roberts voted with the pro-abortion liberals on the court in the case of the Louisiana law restricting abortions.
It looks as if Justice Neil Gorsuch will be the swing vote on any decision relating to Roe v. Wade. In the confirmation hearings, Gorsuch referred to the decision as legal precedent.
GORSUCH: “Roe v Wade, decided in 1973, is a precedent of the United States Supreme Court. It was reaffirmed in Casey in 1992, and in several other cases. So, a good judge will consider it as precedent of the United States Supreme Court, worthy as treatment of precedent, like any other.”
But not to forget, Proverbs 21:1 says, “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: He turns it whithersoever He will.”
MSNBC censors pro-life worldview, again
In a related story, yesterday, MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson interviewed Melissa Murray, a woman who formerly clerked for liberal, pro-abortion justice Sonia Sotomayor and has written pro-abortion op-eds for The Washington Post.
MURRAY: “Throughout the country over the last couple of years, as Donald Trump has added new appointees to the Supreme Court bench, there have been more and more aggressive laws seeking to restrict the right to choose an abortion. And many of them have been challenged to the Supreme Court as a bid to overturn and completely dismantle Roe v. Wade.
“This is exactly what the ‘anti-choice’ movement has been seeking for the last few years. It’s not just that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was a stalwart supporter of reproductive rights, has been replaced by Amy Coney Barrett. But the fact that there have actually been three new clear people who are skeptical of abortion rights who have been added to the Court: Brett Kavanaugh, Justice Neil Gorsuch, and now, of course, Amy Coney Barrett.”
Needless to say, there was no conservative, pro-life viewpoint aired in the entire interview segment.
Can courts force Christian school to teach Marx’s race theory?
The U.S. courts are jumping into private Christian schools, on whether these schools must teach the principles of racial justice, as defined by Marxists.
At issue is a Christian Worldview instructor at Faith Christian Academy in Arvada, Colorado who was assigned to the spiritual life of the students as Chaplain. In 2018, this individual, Gregory Tucker, began instructing them on racial reconciliation and racial justice. After getting fired, Tucker sued the school, alleging that “he was fired in retaliation for a supposedly flawed message he shared at the chapel service, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”
The federal appeals court adjudicating the case is now considering whether the instructor may be considered a “minister,” thus exempting the church from the laws in question.
Reasons behind Israeli-Palestine conflict
The Israeli-Palestine conflict continues, with the Palestinians launching another 100 rockets into Israel. Two Israeli air strikes over Palestine also killed 43 citizens, including eight children.
The total death count exceeds 200 now in the bloodiest conflict between the two states since 2014. Israel’s death toll stands at 10.
The present clash began during the Muslim religious month of Ramadan in April, when protesters clashed with police in Gaza and the West Bank. According to a summary produced by BBC, the issues at stake are: (1) whether Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank should stay or be removed, (2) whether the two sides should share Jerusalem, and (3) whether a Palestinian state should be created alongside Israel.
Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis overturns COVID penalties
In an interview with Laura Ingraham on Wednesday, he called the prosecutions “government overreach.”
DESANTIS: “When our clemency board meets in the coming weeks, we’ll issue pardons for any Floridian that may have outstanding infractions for things like masks and social distancing. They should not be punitive. We’re happy to use our constitutional authority. Fortunately, they got a governor that cares.”
Lucas Films homosexualizing characters in Star Wars franchise
Marvel and Lucas Films are now homosexualizing the Star Wars franchise in an official statement released on May 7th.
Six characters, including Lando Calrissian featured in the “Empire Strikes Back” film, are supposed to be sexually deviant.
Silver up to $28.23
And finally, silver bullion prices have reached the highest point since August of last year, closing at $28.23 an ounce in Monday trade.
Attack on Colonial Pipeline leads to empty gas station tanks
That disruption of gas services, caused by a Ransomware attack last week, is still plaguing East Coast gas stations.
Gasbuddy reported 90% of D.C. gas stations had run dry as of yesterday, as well as 50% of South Carolina stations, and 58% of North Carolina stations.
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, May 18th, in the year of our Lord 2021. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I’m Adam McManus (adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.