It’s Monday, June 8, A.D. 2020. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com)
Neither George W. Bush nor Romney will vote for Trump
In a bombshell announcement, neither former President George W. Bush nor Republican Senator Mitt Romney of Utah will support President Trump in his re-election bid for 2020, reports MSN.com.
Vice President Pence: “We mourn with those who mourn”
Vice President Mike Pence joined Bishop Harry Jackson at Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Maryland for a listening session with faith leaders on Friday, saying the church is the right place to address the nation’s response to the death of George Floyd and the protests over racism that followed, reports the Christian Post.
PENCE: “We gather at a challenging time in the life of our nation. And as President Trump said in the Rose Garden this morning, though, in this time, we are determined as Americans to move forward and move forward together with a renewed commitment to equality, and equality of opportunity for every American. It is a time, though, when as a nation, we mourn with those who mourn and grieve with those who grieve.”
Vice President Pence directly addressed the death of George Floyd, a black man, while he was in custody of Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, who had his knee on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes.
PENCE: “The American people’s hearts were broken to see the video that came from the streets of Minneapolis. The death of George Floyd was a tragedy. And we have said from the very outset, justice will be served. We’ve deployed the full resources of the Justice Department to support the prosecution of those responsible to the fullest extent of the law.
“It’s clear that those images shocked the conscience of the nation. We have no tolerance for violence against any individual in this country, no tolerance for police brutality, and no tolerance for riding in the street, looting, the destruction of property or the claiming of innocent lives, including the lives of law enforcement.
“It’s one of the reasons of President Trump the strong action early this week working with governors to deploy resources and personnel to our streets. And I’m pleased to report that in cities across the country, we’ve quelled the violence and made space for peaceful protesters to continue to let their voice be heard.”
Texas Lt. Governor: Address racism by accepting Christ
Last Wednesday, Republican Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said on “Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream” that the real way for Americans to address racism is to “accept Jesus Christ,” reports DISRN.
PATRICK: “We have racism in this country, Shannon, but it’s really an issue of love. It’s loving God. You cannot love your fellow man if you don’t love God. And we have a country where we’ve been working really hard, particularly on the Left, to kick God out.
“We need a culture change to address this racism. You cannot change the culture of a country until you change the character of mankind, and you can’t change that unless you change the heart. And for billions of us on the planet, we believe you can’t do that unless you accept Jesus Christ or unless you accept God. God has been left out of this equation through all of this.
“We need tremendous healing. We cannot heal through commissions and blue-ribbon panels and more laws. We can only heal ourselves if we really reach out and love one another.”
Black worship leader calls for Christians to show unity in streets
Popular worship leader Eddie James who only months ago joined a diverse coalition of Christian leaders in offering up prayers for President Donald Trump at the White House, is now calling for a similar show of unity among black and white Christian leaders to reflect the unity among secular groups protesting the death of George Floyd, reports the Christian Post.
In a recent video on Instagram, James said this.
JAMES: “The blacks and the whites are coming together in riots and it’s starting to make me so frustrated because I’m saying, How is it that blacks and whites and other people can come together and riot, and everybody is talking about how bad the riots are, but I’ve yet to see black pastors and white pastors and Hispanic pastors hit the streets immediately worshiping. And more than that, preaching the Gospel to say, Jesus is the answer.”
Citing 2 Chronicles 7:14, the worship leader urged Christians to bring the Gospel of Christ to the streets.
JAMES: “We need black and white leadership, to get in the streets. It’s the gospel of Jesus Christ, the only thing that can change the hearts of any people. Why can’t we summon right now thousands of people to the streets of our nation and say, ‘We want to release Jesus, in love and in unity.’ We need to do that. And I believe that that will be the answer to all the rioting. What can wash away our sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. What can make us whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
“We need to do something besides tweet and get on social media. We need people in the streets. And I believe that if we get out there and we march in the heart of Martin Luther King, and we pray and we preach the Gospel, God’s word says He will hear us, He will forgive us, and He’ll heal our land.”
High school senior in New York cleaned riot debris for 10 hours
When Antonio Gwynn Jr., an 18-year-old high school senior, saw the damage from protests in his hometown of Buffalo, New York, he grabbed a broom, bought some trash bags and started cleaning the streets of glass and garbage by himself, reports CNN.
He started at 2 a.m. on Monday and did not stop cleaning for the next 10 hours. When an organized group of neighbors arrived later that morning to start clearing the damage, they found that Gwynn had already done most of the work.
Matt Block, age 27, saw Gwynn’s story on the news and decided to give him his prized 2004 red Mustang convertible. Local businessman Bob Briceland learned of Block’s gift, and he decided to extend a year of free auto insurance coverage through his insurance agency.
And Medaille College in Buffalo offered him a full scholarship where he plans to study business starting this fall.
The story warms the heart because four people understood well the truth of Acts 20:35. “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
Alabama Worldview listener likes emphasis on Providence of God
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Tristan Nicaud in Summerdale, Alabama wrote, “One of my favorite things is the phrase ‘In the Providence of God’ no matter if the headline is good or bad. It is a good reminder that all things work together for the Glory of God.
“I also appreciate the single stop for pro-life news. It is difficult to find accurate, Biblically-based news on the subject.
“The format has really been perfected and is quite balanced with news about our persecuted brethren, American politics, and cultural issues.
“Keep up the good work of informing God’s people in a method that is Biblically based, and Christ honoring!”
39 new donors gave $9,495
We are trying to raise $60,000 by June 31st. Toward our goal of raising $15,000 by last Friday to keep The Worldview in 5 Minutes on the air, Worldview listeners had already given $10,435.
Our thanks to our new donors Laurel in Buckley, Washington and Becky in Clover, South Carolina – both of whom gave $25
We’re also grateful for Keith in Marion, Iowa, Stephen in Hull, Iowa, Shai in Chesapeake Beach, Virginia, Kelly in Elburn, Illinois, Augustine in Auburn, California, Greg in Lubbock, Texas, Dawna in Troy, Montana, and Royal in Topeka, Kansas – each of whom gave $50.
We appreciate Carmen in Brooklyn, New York, Lee and Ruth in Schertz, Texas, Janessa in Kimberly, Oregon, Catrina in Chula Vista, California, Kristi in Galena, Missouri, Scott in Hooper, Colorado, Judith in South Burlington, Vermont, Jeff in Nampa, Idaho, Richard in Camden Wyoming, Delaware, and Tom and Jan in Greenville, South Carolina – each of whom gave $100.
Thanks to Michael in Richmond, California who gave $150, Joshua in Hortense, Georgia who gave $190 as well as John in Lummi Island, Washington, Hezekiah in Singapore, and Richard in Broomfield, Colorado each of whom gave $200. Plus, Keith in Morgan Hill, California who pledged $20/month for 12 months for a total gift of $240.
We praise God for Ken in Merrill, Wisconsin who gave $250 as well as Donald and Cindy in Ferndale, Washington, Zach from Davenport, Iowa, Darius in Suwanee, Georgia, Jackie in Kirkland, Washington, and Kim in Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida – each of whom gave $300.
We’re grateful for Timmie and Dee in Weatherford, Oklahoma, Eddie and Marianna in San Francisco, and Shawn in Newago, Michigan – each of whom pledged $25/month for 12 months for a total gift of $300 each.
And finally, we appreciate the generosity of Stephen in Huma, Louisiana who gave $365, William in Marshall, Illinois who gave $500, Rochester in Willow Springs, Missouri who pledged $50/month for 12 months for a total gift of $600, Dominik and Jan in Glenmont, New York who gave $700, and Phillip in Belton, Texas and Christine in Belton, Texas – each of whom gave $1,200.
Those 39 new gifts total $9,495. Ready for the new grand total? Drum roll please. (drum roll sound effect) Our new total is $19,930. (crowd cheering) We blew away our $15,000 first week goal by $4,930. So many of you stepped up to the plate. I’m amazed and truly grateful to God.
We are now $10,070 away from hitting our second week’s goal of $30,000 by Friday, June 12th!
I need to find 17 listeners to pledge $25/month for 12 months or give a one-time gift of $300. And another 8 listeners to pledge $50/month for 12 months or give a one-time gift of $600.
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Looters in $350,000 Rolls-Royce rob again
New York City looters in a $350,000 Rolls-Royce Cullinan were caught on video pulling and robbing other looters of the loot they had just stole.
It appears to be the same black Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV caught on video days ago when its occupants were looting a store.
The ultra-luxury SUV has a starting price of $333,000, but its price-as-delivered regularly stretches far beyond the $350,000 mark.
White House coronavirus task force vanished from public view
The White House’s coronavirus task force has all but vanished from public view as President Donald Trump pushes Americans to put the outbreak behind them and resume normal social and economic life, reports Bloomberg.
The task force was for several weeks a staple of Trump’s response to the pandemic. From March 4 until late April, the panel held nearly daily, televised briefings at the White House, many headlined by Trump. Its medical experts fanned out across TV networks to share guidance on curbing the spread of the virus.
The task force is now reduced to weekly closed-door meetings with Vice President Mike Pence. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert in the government, hasn’t spoken publicly at the White House since April 29. In his last task force news conference, a week earlier, he cautioned that the country must “proceed in a very careful, measured way” to reopen.
244,000 dental jobs returned
The economy is finally brushing up.
In a twist that shocked many of the nation’s top economists, the U.S.’s May jobs report released Friday showed the country added 2.5 million jobs last month, lowering the unemployment rate from 14.7 percent to 13.3 percent, reports TheWeek.com.
A large chunk of that gain stemmed from the health care industry, which regained 312,000 jobs between April and May. Around 244,000 of those jobs stemmed singularly from dentists’ offices, making that industry responsible for a full tenth of May’s jobs gains.