By Kevin Swanson
Wales outlaws spanking
The post-Christian government of Wales has passed a ban on spanking for Christian parents in that nation by an Assembly vote of 36 to 14, reports TheDay.co.uk. The ban will take effect in 2022, following the Scotland ban that takes effect later this year. This makes for the 58th nation to ban spanking, following Sweden which first banned spanking in 1979.
Four more countries legalized homosexual faux marriage
Meanwhile, effective this year, four more countries have legalized homosexual faux marriage. They include Austria, Taiwan, Ecuador, and Northern Ireland, adding up to 30 countries since the post-Christian nation of the Netherlands adopted the policy in the year 2000.
Proverbs 11:20-21 reminds us, “Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the Lord, but the blameless in their ways are His delight. Though they join forces, the wicked will not go unpunished; but the posterity of the righteous will be delivered.”
The countries that have legalized baby murder
Also, in 2019, Northern Ireland, Rwanda, New South Wales (Australia), Angola, and the Congo liberalized their abortion laws. Since 1994, an additional 50 countries have legalized abortion, according to ReproductiveRights.org.
The killing of babies is still legal in all 50 U.S. states, although 10 states have passed what is known as the “Heartbeat Bill” which would only allow for the killing of a baby up to 6 weeks old. However, the courts have thus far disallowed this restriction for the time being.
Louisiana pastor, w/Biblical view on sexuality, barred from preaching
The UK Premier Christian News reports that a Louisiana pastor has been barred from using a public facility for a conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The problem with him? He holds to a biblical position on certain sexual sins. Pastor Larry Stockstill, representing Destiny Ministries and Destiny Church Glasgow, was scheduled to speak on pastoring in June of 2020.
And thus far, the Franklin Graham evangelistic tour in June has been cancelled at four venues — in Newport Wales, Liverpool, Glasgow and Sheffield City. Graham noted on his Facebook account that the rub has come where he has referred to homosexual behavior as sin.
Airline drops Swiss chocolate producer over pro-life views
Swiss Airlines has announced they will quit handing out Laderach chocolates on their flights, a practice that has continued for ten years.
CEO Johannes Läderach and his father, Jürg Läderach – the Chairman of the Board of Directors, have been the subject of media attacks for their opposition to child murder and support of traditional, biblical marriage. The chocolate company has 1,000 employees working in 14 countries around the world.
Rush Limbaugh announced he has advanced lung cancer
On his nationally syndicated radio program, conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh made a startling personal revelation yesterday.
LIMBAUGH: “I can’t help but feel that I’m letting everybody down with this. But the upshot is that I have been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, a diagnosis confirmed by two medical institutions back on January 20th. I first realized something was wrong on my birthday weekend, January 12th.”
Limbaugh took a brief moment to speak of his faith in God as he faces the future prospects of this disease.
LIMBAUGH: “I told the staff today that I have a deeply personal relationship with God that I do not proselytize about, but I do, and I have been working that relationship tremendously, which I do regularly anyway, but I’ve been focused on it intensely for the past couple of weeks.”
Hebrews 9:27-28 says, “As it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many.”
And you can send a get well card to Rush Limbaugh at 125 West 55th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10019.
South Dakota banns sex change operations on minor children
The South Dakota House of Representatives passed a bill banning sex change operations for children under 16 years of age, by a vote of 46 to 23, reports Family Research Council Action.
The ACLU has threatened to sue if the governor signs it.
Coronavirus vs. influenza and malaria
The World Health Organization Chief is saying the Coronavirus spread does not present a need for measures that would “unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade”, reports Reuters.
Thus far, there have been 17,238 infections in China, 151 abroad, and 362 deaths in total. However, experts estimate an average of 20,000 deaths by influenza each month, and 90,000 deaths by malaria each month.
The Trump administration will suspend or limit immigration from six other nations including Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania.
Effective February 21st, the government will suspend all immigration visas from these countries. This is in addition to immigration restrictions on the seven nations of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela.
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, February 4th in the year of our Lord 2020. 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.