Wednesday, April 18th, in the year of our Lord 2018
By Adam McManus (adam@TheWorldView.com)
Engine of Southwest Airlines Flight Blows
Twenty minutes after takeoff from New York’s LaGuardia Airport yesterday, the engine of a Southwest Airlines jet headed from New York City to Dallas blew open in mid-air at 32,500 feet, reports NBC Philadelphia.
The debris flew into the plane’s body, causing a window to burst and the plane to violently depressurize. The pressure change pulled a female passenger partially out of the jet, prompting fellow passengers to help pull her back through the window.
Matt Tranchin, who was sitting three rows behind her, said, “The passenger who was sitting right next to the window that exploded was in critical condition, covered in blood.”
Ultimately, a passenger died and seven others were injured. It was unclear whether the person who died is the woman who was partially sucked out.
Todd Baur, whose daughter was on the plane, shared her texts with NBC10.
“Cabin was completely depressurized. Oxygen masks were deployed. There was an EMT and a medic on board as well as a registered nurse. Just true heroes. The woman pilot was incredible on the plane; flight attendants were amazing.”
Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch Sides Against Trump
The Supreme Court said yesterday that part of a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes is too vague to be enforced, reports Business Insider.
President Trump’s nominee Neil Gorsuch was the deciding vote in the 5-4 ruling against the president’s signature issue.
Pastor Bill Hybels’ Alleged 14-Year Affair
Additional details have come out about the sexual misconduct case against Willow Creek Community Church founder Bill Hybels, reports The Christian Post.
Former staffer Nancy Ortberg claimed that the woman who alleged a 14-year-long sexual affair with Hybels was suicidal and that the founder was allowed to continue counseling the woman even after the allegation was made.
According to Ortberg, the church elders looked into the matter for 10 days during which they discovered 1,150 emails between Hybels and the woman over the previous two years, but “the Elders reviewed none for content.”
Female Track and Field Athletes Commonly Abort
While the 1972 Title IX of the Education Amendments was created to protect female athletes from discrimination on the basis of sex, many athletes report that rather than their pregnancies being welcomed or accommodated, they are facing incredible pressure to abort, almost as though Roe’s 1973 abortion ruling trumped their rights, reports Life News.
Last year, Olympian Sanya Richards-Ross told Sports Illustrated, “I literally don’t know another female track and field athlete who hasn’t had an abortion.”
Richards-Ross herself openly recounts her own abortion two weeks before the Olympic Games in Beijing.
Starbucks Schedules Racial-Bias Education Day
Last Thursday, a Starbucks manager in Philadelphia called police because two black men, who were waiting in the store for a friend, had not ordered anything, claiming that the pair was trespassing.
Video of the incident, which was taken by an onlooker, has been viewed more than 10 million times online, showing other patrons telling officers that the pair was doing nothing wrong and appeared to be targeted merely for their race.
CNBC reports that Starbucks plans to close all 8,000 company-owned stores on the afternoon of May 29th to engage their 175,000 employees for a racial-bias education day.
Deuteronomy 10:17 says, “For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality.”
Student David Hogg Targets Gun Manufacturer Investors
Gun control advocate David Hogg, a student at the Parkland, Florida high school where 17 people were killed by an expelled student, has urged his 764,000 Twitter followers to boycott Blackrock and Vanguard Group, two of the biggest investors in gun manufacturers, reports the Washington Examiner.
Sexually Degenerate vs. Family Research Council
The Family Research Council has been subpoenaed.
Last July, President Trump kept his pledge to end the Obama era of social experimentation in our nation’s armed forces, prohibiting transgenders from serving in the military.
In response, the sexually degenerate activists sued the Trump administration to block the policy change. And now they have issued subpoenas, demanding that Family Research Council produce all communications on the topic between their senior leaders and the administration.
Proverbs 12:8 says, “A man will be praised according to his insight, But one of perverse mind will be despised.”
IRS Payment Page Crashes
Hours before the midnight Tax Day deadline, the IRS page for paying your tax bill using your bank account crashed, reports CNBC.
Hopefully, they won’t assess any taxpayer a penalty since the fault was theirs.
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, April 18th in the year of our Lord 2018. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
Parents of Alfie Evans Make Final Appeal for Son’s Life
The parents of 23-month-old Alfie Evans are headed to the British Supreme Court today to file an appeal to be allowed to take their son out of the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Britain and bring him for treatment in Italy before the doctors pull the ventilator plug. He suffers from a brain disorder.
A source close to Alfie’s parents said: “It’s the moment they have been dreading and they’re inconsolable. They have tried everything to save their little boy’s life but they are running out of options.”
For the second time, Pope Francis has weighed in on the battle to save little Alfie Evans, calling for people to pray after tweeting his hope that “everything necessary would be done” to help the child.
Cancer Detected Through Urine Samples?
A Japanese firm is poised to carry out what it hailed as the world’s first experiment to test for cancer by using urine samples, which would greatly facilitate screening for the deadly disease, reports MedicalXpress.com.
Engineering and IT conglomerate Hitachi developed the basic technology to detect breast or colon cancer from urine samples two years ago.
If this works for other cancers, it will no longer require blood tests.
Independent Counsel Robert Mueller Seen Unfavorably
A new Marist poll out yesterday shows 30 percent of Americans now say they have an unfavorable view of special counsel Robert Mueller, up 10 points from 20 percent at the end of March, reports The Washington Times.
AFA Endorses Jim Jordan for House Speaker
American Family Association has endorsed Representative Jim Jordan to replace Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House. Jordan is a constitutionalist, a fiscal and social conservative, and a founder of the House Freedom Caucus.
AFA Action gave Jordan a 100 percent rating on its scorecard because he voted for the ban on 20-week abortion, against transgenders serving in the military, and against the irresponsible spending bill in May 2017 that provided taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood.
Missouri’s Pro-Life Free Speech Victory
Missouri pro-lifers won a free speech victory Monday when the St. Louis City Council rejected a proposed 8-foot buffer zone outside abortion mills by a vote of 15-9, reports Life News.
Alderman Pam Boyd, who voted against the bill, said, “You can’t pick and choose who can protest. It’s the First Amendment for everyone.”
Former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader Bullied for Virginity
Kristan Ann Ware, a former cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins for three years, says she faced discrimination from her team and the NFL after she admitted she was a Christian and a virgin, reports Christian Headlines.
Ware filed a complaint with the Florida Commission on Human Relations, saying that her workplace became hostile when she revealed her commitment to chastity.
Ware says she was also criticized after she posted a photo of her baptism with a Bible verse on social media.