Supreme Court upholds WWI Memorial Cross, Trump cuts $60m from PP, How Chinese men are buying Christian Pakistani girls

It’s Friday, June 21st, A.D. 2019. This is The World View in 5 Minutes heard at I’m Adam McManus.

By Jonathan Clark

Pakistani Christian girls sold into Chinese sex trafficking

Young girls from a majority Christian community in Punjab, Pakistan were discovered to be repeatedly sold into sex trafficking in China, reports International Christian Concern. These girls are from extremely poor Christian families, and are sold in the hopes of marrying a rich businessman in China. Instead, they are forced into sex slavery.

The Worldview spoke to Wilson Chowdry, Director of the British Asian Christian Association, about this epidemic.

CHOWDRY: “There are a number of stories that are in the media, and there is definitely an abuse of the arranged marriage system whereby agents from China are working with local pastors and other faith leaders in Pakistan arranging marriages between impoverished Christian families who release their daughters with the expectation that they will be given to Christian men or other faith, and that they will be cared for, and that there will be a good relationship between them and their families.”

Stay tuned for a World View Special Report on how arranged marriages are being abused in China.

By 2100, global fertility rate to stop growing

By the end of the century, the world’s population is projected to virtually stop growing for the first time in modern history, according to Pew Research analysis of United Nations data.

By 2100, the global fertility rate is expected to be 1.9 births per woman, down from 2.5 today.

Europe and Latin America are expected to have declining populations while Africa and Asia are both expected to grow in population. Migration is expected to drive up the population in North America as well.

Iran shot down U.S. drone

Iran shot down a U.S. military drone yesterday with a surface-to-air missile. Debris from the drone is now in international waters in the Strait of Hormuz, contradicting an Iranian report that the drone was over the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan.

This adds to tensions between the two countries after U.S. officials blamed Iran for an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week.

Pittsburgh Muslim man plotted to bomb church

The U.S. Justice Department announced the arrest of a Syrian man on Wednesday who lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was accused of plotting to bomb a church in the city in the name of the Islamic State.

Pastor Michael Anthony Day at Pittsburgh’s Legacy International Worship Center wrote on Facebook, “Gratefully, God thwarted such a tragedy, protecting our congregation and Northside community.”

Psalm 7:15-16 says, “He made a pit and dug it out, and has fallen into the ditch which he made. His trouble shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down on his own crown.”

Supreme Court upholds 40-foot memorial WWI cross

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 yesterday that a nearly 100-year-old, 40-foot, World War I memorial cross erected in 1925 by the American Legion in Bladensburg, MD, does not violate the Constitution, reports World Magazine.

The case began in 2014 when the American Humanist Organization, an atheist group, sued for the cross to be removed for endorsing religion.

Court upholds Trump’s cut of $60 million from Planned Parenthood

A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday in favor of the Trump administration’s plan to block federal funding of entities that murder unborn babies on their premises.

The new regulation, called the Protect Life Rule, is expected to reduce federal funding of Planned Parenthood by $60 million dollars.

The rule also ends “referral for abortion as a method of family planning,” and removes a “requirement that Title X providers offer abortion counseling and referral.”

Psalm 82:3-4 says, “Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; free them from the hand of the wicked.”

Trump moves to revive coal industry

The Trump administration moved to try to revive the coal-power industry Wednesday, overturning Obama administration policies and adopting rules that could allow older power plants to continue operating, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler signed the Affordable Clean Energy rule to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan which attempted to reduce use of fossil fuels in the U.S.

God saved NC teen after 7 hours pinned under car

North Carolina teen Macy Smith went missing on June 8 after her car  hydroplaned off the side of a mountain, falling 25 feet where she was pinned under her car for over seven hours, reports Fox News.

After Macy missed her curfew and didn’t respond to texts or calls, Macy’s mother used a phone tracking app to eventually locate her.

Macy said she couldn’t reach her phone after being pinned down, but she could reach her Bible. She said, “I held on to my Bible and prayed harder than I had ever prayed before. I do not deserve to be here right now, but God has bigger plans for me.”

Matthew 10:29-31 says, “Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”

What The Worldview means to an 18-year-old

I received an email from Elijah Hubler in Goodyear, Arizona at He wrote, “Mr. McManus, I have heard your requests for people to share what The Worldview in 5 Minutes means to each of us for a while now. The first time I read that request I wanted to reply immediately. However, I decided to wait to let other, older people from Arizona speak up first since I am only 18 years old. After weeks of no testimonies from Arizona, I realize I should speak up.

“When the world around us is getting caught up in the fine details of politics and temporal pleasures, The Worldview broadens the scope and shows us a much bigger picture.   God is in control, Christ is King, and the Holy Spirit is working in every place around the world.

“Before subscribing to The Worldview, I rarely heard anything about the church in China, Africa, the Middle East, and so many other places. But this truly unique, truly Christian broadcast has offered much more insight as to what is happening in the church around the world, and more importantly from a Biblical perspective.

“Thank you Mr. McManus, Mr. Swanson, Jonathan Clark, and Rebekah and Emily Swanson for working diligently to encourage and strengthen many other Christians around the world. Your ministry is a tremendous blessing.”

That’ll preach.  Thanks Elijah for your encouragement.  And kudos to Mr. and Mrs. Hubler in Goodyear, Arizona for raising such a fine, young man.

3 new donors pledged $967; Our new total is $22,200

Toward our goal of raising $50,000 by Friday, June 28th to cover some of the costs of producing this newscast, only three, count them 1-2-3, new Worldview donors have made contributions in the last 24 hours.

We thank God for the sacrificial gifts of David in Boerne, Texas who gave $100, Wendy in Forks, Washington who gave $267, Elizabeth in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada and William in Thibodaux, Louisiana – both of whom pledged $25 monthly for a year for a total gift of $300 each.

Those three donors pledged $967.

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In order to hit our $37,500 goal by midnight TONIGHT, we need to raise $15,300 in a matter of hours.  YIKES!  You’re making McManus nervous down here in San Antonio, Texas. But we know that God is in control and He will prompt the right people to give the right dollar amount.

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Special Report: How Chinese men are buying Christian Pakistani girls

Time now for a Worldview Special Report by Emily Swanson.

By Emily Swanson

Arranged marriages are often used in other cultures, but in the current news, men are abusing the system by buying Christian girls from Pakistan and selling them for money and sex.

William Chowdry, Director of British Asian Christian Association, said that arranged marriages are not always a bad thing and not at all unusual for Pakistani women. He said they also don’t always turn out badly, but the tradition is being badly abused.

CHOWDRY: “These things aren’t unusual for Pakistani Christian families.  I think what we really need to clarify is that, ‘Yes, this system is being abused,’ and we’re finding stories of girls being brutalized when they get across to China and not with Christian families and others are being put into brothels and other insalubrious situations.”

He said that it is important to note that the poor Christian families are being deceived when their daughters are taken off to China and sold into terrible situations.

CHOWDRY: “Your listeners should be aware that the Christian families involved are not simply doing this because they’ve been paid a dividend. They love their daughters and some of them have been returned to Pakistan, brought back into the home, and been counseled and cared for, and their mothers have wept over the daughters.”

Chowdry said that some have gained money from the evil practice.

CHOWDRY: “What’s happened here from some insalubrious people have gained money from the corrupt knowledge of what’s happening and others have been duped. And, on the other hand, there have been very successful Christian marriages with men in China.”

Please pray for God’s protection and restoration for many of these Pakistani Christian girls and families.

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