Supreme Court Says No to Religious Liberty Again, Terrorist Attack at Istanbul Airport Kills and Wounds Scores, Court Smacks Down Religious Liberty for Clerks in Mississippi

Wednesday, June 29th, in the year of our Lord 2016

By Mark Robinette

Twenty-eight people are dead and more than 60 injured ​on ​Tuesday when three suicide bombers blew themselves up in Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport. Turkish police fired at the bombers at the entrance to the terminal before all three detonated their explosives. Officials said ISIS is likely to blame for the attack on this the third busiest airport in Europe.

The long-awaited report on Benghazi, Libya​ was released Tuesday with damning revelations of political wrangling and indecision ​which led to the deaths of​ Ambassador Chris Stevens and his three​ colleagues​​ on​ September 11, 2012. Ironically​,​ CNN reported​,​ “No new evidence of wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton” in an obvious attempt to deceive the public. Democrats released their own report, listing, of all people, Donald Trump, 23 times, when he was no part of the situation at all. In response to the report Hillary Clinton responded, “Move on, nothing to see here.”

The lives of the Storman family of Washington State have been turned upside down for 10 years since they decided not to carry pills that cause abortion in their pharmacy. Their pharmacists,​ Margo Thelen and Rhonda Mesler​,​ stood with them as an extreme Washington State law tried to force them to do wrong. A federal judge ruled in their favor initially but then another court overturned the decision. Their last legal hope was the U.S. Supreme Court. Even with the support of 35 pharmacy organizations, the ​Supreme Court announced yesterday that they will refuse to hear their case. “We’re talking about the freedoms that were guaranteed to us, first by Christ, then, of course, our country, and our state. We realize that it wasn’t about us, but it really had far-reaching impact. And that’s when we decided, yes. Our country means enough to us, our God means enough to us, we’re gonna do this. We’re gonna get on the bandwagon and we’re gonna stand.”

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves struck down a Mississippi bill that allowed county clerks to cite their religious convictions to avoid issuing marriage licenses to homosexual​ couples. House Bill 1523 was set to become law this week according to CBN News when the judge ruled against it. Judge Reeves ​wrote, “Mississippi’s elected officials may disagree with Obergefell, of course, and may express that disagreement as they see fit — by advocating for a constitutional amendment to overturn the decision, for example. But the marriage license issue will not be adjudicated anew after every legislative session.”

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, no relation, stated that he disagreed, saying, “If this opinion by the federal court denies even one Mississippian of their fundamental right to practice their religion, then all Mississippians are denied their First Amendment rights.”

“​Visitors to U.S. National ​Parks” are now free to use whichever public restroom they believe matches their​ “​gender identity​”​, according to the Department of Interior.

National policy expert Peter Sprigg says visitors to national parks should be concerned. “It is troubling because national parks have traditionally been family-friendly destinations,” said the senior fellow for the Family Research Council. “Now,​ women and girls will have to worry about sharing a restroom with biological males.”

On Friday, President Barack Obama declared federal land at Christopher Park, across the street from where the Stonewall Inn riot in New York City ​took place in 1969, as the Stonewall National Monument, in honor of an event that sparked the ​homosexual rights movement. Be warned Mr. President, God will not be mocked.

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.” (Isaiah 5:20)

​​NFL star quarterback and outspoken Christian Tim Tebow is back in the news again, but not for his work on the football field or the mission field. This time it’s for working to help a man having a medical emergency and for praying his emotional family on a Delta Air Lines flight.

Neither Tebow or Delta released a statement, but multiple Facebook users posted pics from the plane and stories about what happened on the flight this past Sunday from Atlanta to Phoenix. Richard V. Gotti wrote in a Facebook post, “Tim Tebow…  met with the family as they cried on his shoulder! I watched Tim pray with the entire section of the plane for this man. He made a stand for God in a difficult situation.”

The man, who was evidently having heart trouble and seemed to recover once the plane landed, died later in the hospital.

And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.