Russia Attempts a Feeble Pro-Life Measure, New York’s Mayor Goes After Chick-fil-A, 50% of Immigrants on Welfare

Friday, May 6th, in the year of our Lord, 2016.

By Kevin Swanson

Christians in Pakistan are bracing for more persecution as the High Court considers the fate of four Christian churches in Lahore. These churches are slated to be torn down as part of a plan to build a train line in the city. The churches were built before Pakistan became a nation in 1947. A new report from the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom found that the Pakistani government continues “to perpetrate and tolerate systematic, ongoing, and egregious religious freedom violations.”

Also, persecution of Christian in Sudan has been reviewed by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights. Sudan’s current President Omar al-Bashir is the only current world leader accused of “crimes against humanity.” The U.N. Office will consider further investigations into Sudan’s human rights violations on May 9th.

A Russian Member of Parliament has proposed a bill that would pay women NOT to have abortions—a one-time monetary compensation of $3,700. Elena Mizulina, the Member of Parliament who sponsored the bill, says that abortion threatens to wipe out the population in Russia, according to RT News. Russia maintains one of the highest abortion rates in the world, second only to Greenland. Cuba, Romania, Estonia, and Hungary also abort in excess of 30% of their children.

London will have its first Muslim mayor ever. Sadie Khan represents the Labour P​arty, which dominated in Thursday’s elections—despite charges of anti-Semitism and extremism during the campaigning period. London is made up of 12% Muslims, while only 9% of Londoners attend Christian churches.

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio is calling for a citywide boycott of Chick-fil-A because of its reputation for opposing ​sexual ​perversions. Chick-fil-A opened its first NYC restaurant in 2015, and the second one started business in April of this year.

The Missouri House of Representatives is advancing House Joint Resolution 98 to pursue a personhood amendment for its state constitution. Representative Rick Brattin said that he hopes the amendment would put a stop to the “epidemic of abortion.”

Psalm 82:3 says, “Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.”

The Center for Immigration Studies has reported that half of American immigrant-​led families collect welfare from at least one agency. ​​Linda Chavez, former aide to President Ronald Reagan, ​told The World View that what America needs are immigrants who are willing to work: “Other, more careful studies that look at and compare people by virtue of their poverty status, find that immigrants on average use less welfare than the American-born. When they do use welfare, they use it for a shorter period, and when they use welfare, their benefits tend to be much smaller.” Chavez also said that there are fewer immigrants on welfare than American-born citizens.

“You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress him, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt” (Exodus 22).

Planned Parenthood has brought a lawsuit against Kansas after the state withdrew Medicaid funding from the organization. This comes after the Kansas Department of Health and Environment sent a letter to Planned Parenthood confirming that it would withdraw funding from the organization by May 10th.

What some are calling the greatest revival in West Virginia’s history is sweeping through the southern portion of the state. As many as 3,000 people have attended Saturday revival meetings at Mingo Central High School. Evangelist Matt Hartley insists that it is not a “man-made, charismatic, hyper-spiritual” revival. He told CBN News that “this is the presence of God . . . overwhelming us.”

The Nikkei Verde from the United States Coast Guard picked up a man who was adrift on the Pacific Ocean for two full months. Regrettably, his three companions did not survive, but he survived the ordeal by eating fish and seagulls. Here’s what he told the Coast Guard when they found him: “It feels very good—happy. Thank God that He has life.”

​Psalm 107:23 says, ​“They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters . . . they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he brings them out of their distresses. He makes the storm a calm . . . and brings them unto their desired haven. Oh that men would praise the Lord for ​H​is goodness, and for ​H​is wonderful works to the children of men!”

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After a vote from the city council, the Middleton, Wisconsin, school district has put an end to its 16-year lease on Fireman’s Park, where the Jesus lunches were held. The lunches will continue, but the school’s relationship will end in the hope that there will be no more conflict over the events.

Northern Ireland is one of the last nations in the Western world to hold out against abortion. Pro-lifers are monitoring this week’s election results as the nation votes in a new government.

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