By Kevin Swanson
Atheist group gets $450,000 award over student graduation prayer
A U.S. district judge has awarded $450,000 in attorneys’ fees and expenses to the American Humanist Association as part of a 2013 lawsuit against a school district, reports Fox South Carolina.
The Greeneville, South Carolina school district allowed students to pray at graduation ceremonies. The district will probably appeal the decision to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Algerian, North African churches possibly forced underground
In recent developments, Algerian, African Christian churches may be forced underground.
Government officials are refusing to approve any place of worship for the Christian church meeting in Algeria, according to a news release from International Christian Concern.
18 Canadians killed in mass shooting on Sunday
Canada is recovering from its worse mass murder on record, reports the New York Times.
Eighteen people were shot and killed by a mass murderer in Nova Scotia on Sunday morning. Authorities are seeking a motive, chief of which was a “heart that was deceitful above all things and desperately wicked.” (Jeremiah 17:9)
Oil price goes negative as demand collapses
On Monday afternoon, oil prices dropped at the steepest rates in recorded history, with benchmark U.S. crude oil scheduled for May delivery falling to negative $3.70 per barrel, reports the Associated Press.
June deliveries dropped to a more reasonable $21.00 a barrel. Inflation adjusted, these are the lowest prices since 1998. The blue chips responded to the reports with a loss of nearly 600 points on the DOW.
Macy’s possible bankruptcy end lesbian push in Thanksgiving Parade
The U.S. Census Bureau reports a drop in retail sales in March of 8.7%, the worst drop in history, reports the Retail Leader.
The clothing sector saw its biggest drop of 50.5%. Neiman Marcus, JCPenney, and Macy’s are on the verge of bankruptcy now.
This may mean an end to the lesbian display at the Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
360 homosexual pride marches cancelled/postponed worldwide
There is some good news in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Over 360 homosexual pride marches and festivals have been cancelled or postponed worldwide, according to the spreadsheet controlled by the European Pride Organisers Association.
God speaks in Ezekiel 16:50-51. “’As I live,’ says the Lord God, “neither your sister Sodom nor her daughters have done as you and your daughters have done. They were haughty and committed abomination before Me; therefore I took them away as I saw fit.’”
Stanford University: Coronavirus death rate similar to the flu
New data from Stanford University now indicates a death rate for the coronavirus comparable to the flu.
A new study conducted by Stanford University has finally provided an incidence rate for the coronavirus in a population. The study was conducted in Santa Clara County with a data set of 3,330 random tests for the COVID-19 virus.
Based on the deaths recorded by California state for the same county during the same period, the death rate for the coronavirus is estimated now at 0.1%, which is the CDC-published rate for influenza. Some are suggesting now that the fear, the worldwide quarantine, the worldwide economic collapse was initiated by a science lacking sufficient data.
One of the authors of the study, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, was interviewed by Peter Robinson at the Hoover Institution over the weekend. Robinson asked Dr. Bhattacharya to react to a claim made by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.
ROBINSON: “Dr. Anthony Fauci, he’s speaking early last month, said, ‘The flu has a mortality rate of 0.1%. One 10th of 1%.’ This meaning COVID-19. This has a mortality rate of 10 times that.’
“And your results say …
BHATTACHARYA: “It’s about the same as the flu on that order. We’re presenting a conservative estimate. I think roughly it’s online with the flu: one in 1,000, two in a 1,000, not one in a 100, two in a 100.”
American deaths due to COVID-19 have exceeded 42,130 over this season. That compares to a typical flu season of 42,333 deaths averaged over the last six years, with the range running from 23,000 to 61,000, per CDC numbers.
We say with the Apostle Paul, “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? … Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:55,57)
28 states have ordered gov’t schools closed remainder of year
Twenty-eight states have ordered their government-funded schools to remain closed for the rest of the school year. Edweek.org revealed that “School closures due to coronavirus have impacted at least 124,000 U.S. public and private schools and affected at least 55.1 million students.”
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