South Korea Bans Gospel Balloons, UK Government Says No to Transgendered Bathrooms, Special Report: Maryland Gunman Kills Five at Newspaper Over Dispute

Friday, June 29th, in the year of our Lord 2018

By Jonathan Clark

Muslims Killed 200 Christians in Nigeria Last Weekend

On Saturday and Sunday, Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacked 10 largely Christian communities in Nigeria, Africa, killing over 200 people and displacing thousands of others. 

In Nghar village alone, around 70 Christians were killed, and the whole town was burned down.

Please pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters in Nigeria. 

Jesus said in Revelation 2:10, “Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. . . Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.”

South Korea Bans Gospel Balloons

After 12 years of their unique outreach, Voice of the Martyrs Korea announced this week that they will not be allowed to launch balloons with Gospel messages into North Korea. 

Following the peace initiatives between South Korea and the U.S. with North Korea, the South Korean government has banned balloon launches by Christian ministries saying it “fouls the air for peace.”

China Cracks Down on High Salaried Actors

On Wednesday, Communist Chinese officials announced a cap on pay for actors in Chinese films and TV programs to curb celebrity tax evasion in the industry.

The government said they are cracking down on “sky-high pay” for actors that has led to “money worship,” “the youth blindly chasing celebrities,” and “distorted social values.”

Meanwhile, China has persecuted the church of Jesus Christ for worshipping the true and living God over the government.

Matthew 4:10 says, “You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.”

United Kingdom Says No to Transgenders

The United Kingdom government recently affirmed that transgender individuals are not legally entitled to male or female-only bathrooms. 

This came in response to a petition for women’s safety and privacy as men, pretending to be women, want to use women’s bathrooms.

Historic Ohio Abortion Mill Closes Its Doors

Praise God! After 45 years of murdering unborn babies, the Founders Women’s Health Center abortion mill has shut down in Columbus, Ohio. It had been the first one to open its doors in the Buckeye state following Roe v. Wade

Created Equal President Mark Harrington announced the news on Wednesday, saying Columbus now has only one abortion mill, down from seven killing centers not long ago.

Psalm 5:6 says, “[God] shall destroy those who speak falsehood; the LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.”

Supreme Court: Kansas Woman Allowed to Pray

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a Kansas woman can pray in her home, overturning a lower court ruling.

In 2013, police entered the home of Mary Anne Sause of Louisburg, Kansas to investigate a minor noise complaint. When Sause kneeled to pray, the officers ordered her to stop.

A lower court ruled that the police did not violate Suase’s First Amendment rights. Thank God the Supreme Court had better sense!

Sneak Peek: Maryland Gunman Targets Newspaper Employees

Another tragic and senseless shooting has gripped the nation. Not at a school this time, but at a Maryland newspaper yesterday afternoon. Stay tuned for my World View Special Report for the details and some soundbites from the scene immediately following the newscast.

God Sent Boxer in Answer to Disabled Woman’s Prayers

And finally, 24-year-old Bilal Quintyne, an amateur boxer, was preparing for a run in Smyrna, Georgia recently when he came across 67-year-old Belinda Whitaker stranded in her 360-pound electric wheelchair that had stopped working, reports the Epoch Times.

Not only had Whitaker been stranded for 45 minutes, but worse yet, none of the passersby had bothered to stop and help.

The boxer was God’s answer to the disabled woman’s distressed prayers.

Whitaker asked the man if he could call someone for help. Quintyne said, “I’ll do you one better. God blessed me with an able body. I’ll push you home.” Easier said than done since the wheels on the chair had frozen up. Pushing the chair wasn’t easy.

Quintyne pushed Whitaker for 30 minutes all the way back. 

Quintyne’s trainer, Tony Willingham, showed up for their run and saw what he was doing. He filmed the scene, the video of which has been viewed 3.4 million times.

The boxer set up a GoFundMe page, saying “I [ask] that we all, including myself, sow a seed into helping Ms. Belinda get a handicapped accessible van so that she will never be stranded again.

“We’ve seen many people ride past her, walk past her, and totally ignore when she was in need of help. This is our chance as human beings to make up for such a careless act.”

We’ve got that GoFundMe page linked in our transcript today.


And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Friday, June 29th in the year of our Lord 2018. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

Special Report: Maryland Gunman Kills 5 at Newspaper over Dispute

Time now for a World View Special Report. I’m Adam McManus.

By Adam McManus

“There’s been a terrible tragedy here in Anne Arundel County.”

Those were the words of County Executive Steve Schuh from Annapolis, Maryland.

At least five people were shot and killed and several others were “gravely injured” in a shooting yesterday afternoon at 3:15pm at the Capital Gazette in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, a newspaper owned by The Baltimore Sun.

The suspect is Jarrod W. Ramos, a 38-year-old Laurel, Maryland man with a longstanding dispute which began in July 2011 when a columnist at the paper covered a criminal harassment case against him, reports the Capital Gazette.

In 2012, Ramos brought a defamation suit against the columnist and the paper’s former editor and publisher. Then, in 2015, Maryland’s second-highest court upheld a ruling in favor of the Capital Gazette.

Ramos was identified with facial recognition technology after he had mutilated his fingerprints in what investigators believe was an attempt to prevent them from quickly identifying him.

County Executive Schuh underscored the heroism of the First Responders.

“I want to acknowledge the tremendous work of our public safety professionals today. … They were on the scene in about 60 seconds. Beyond that, they went immediately into that building without a moment’s hesitation and demonstrated incredible courage. We are so deeply appreciative for their work. It could have been a lot worse.

“The shooter is in our custody and being interrogated as we speak.”

And Congressman John Sarbanes of Maryland’s 3rd District spoke to WBAL-TV .

“Annapolis is a small town. It’s a very tight-knit community. And the Capital Gazette is a small town newspaper. It’s been around for decades. So these are reporters who know people in the community; they’ve done human interest stories over the years. So, when this newsroom gets attacked like this it has a ripple effect that goes out into the community.”

Phil Davis, a Capital Gazette crime reporter, who was in the building during the incident, later tweeted, “There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you’re under your desk and then hear the gunman reload.

“I’m a police reporter. I write about this stuff — shootings and death — all the time. But as much as I’m going to try to articulate how traumatizing it is to be hiding under your desk, you don’t know until you’re there and you feel helpless.”

Tragically, the gunman rejected the Biblical counsel from Paul found in Romans 12:19. “Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is Mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord.”

This has been a World View Special Report. I’m Adam McManus.