The Last Republican Debate Free-for-All, Brazil May Declare Home Education Illegal, Alaska Senate Bars Planned Parenthood from Public Schools

Friday, March 4th, in the year of our Lord, 2016.

By Kevin Swanson

The last Republican debate last night was described variously as a free-for-all, unprofessional and un-presidential at points, hilarious, and entertaining. It was Trump vs. Everybody Else, with the moderators joining in the fracas. Megyn Kelly went after Trump University with its class-action lawsuit and D- rating from the Better Business Bureau. Moderator Chris Wallace went after Donald Trump’s spending plan, complete with PowerPoint slides. Trump called Ted Cruz a liar, while Cruz reminded Trump at least 3 times that he wrote four checks in support of the Hillary Clinton for President campaign in 2008. Trump also announced he has changed his mind on his support for the Assault Rifle Ban. Former presidential nominees John McCain and Mitt Romney both said that Donald Trump would be dangerous to the future. Yesterday, Romney called Trump “a phony” who is “playing the American public for suckers.” House Speaker Paul Ryan echoed Romney’s concerns.

“There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, as it were an error proceeding from the ruler: folly is set in many high places” (Ecclesiastes 10:5).

Eighteen out of 26 of Brazil’s state ​prosecutors have filed statements with its Supreme Court arguing against the allowance of homeschooling in Brazil. Presently, home education is not included in the nation’s education law. The Home School Legal Defense Association estimates that there are 700 homeschooling families in that country. The World View spoke with attorney Mike Donnelly from HSLDA on this case in Brazil: “So this is one of the first cases that the Brazilian Supreme Court has had to deal with that involves homeschooling. And I was very concerned recently when I found out that a legal brief had been filed in the case by 18 out of 26 state prosecutors in Brazil. And so really what’s happening here is there is a move to try to turn Brazil into the next Germany for homeschoolers. And so there’s a serious, serious battle that’s taking place right now over this issue in Brazil.”

Mike Donnelly also pointed out that next week’s Global Home Education Conference in Rio de Janeiro will help put positive pressure on Brazil to support parental freedoms in home education.

North Korea is responding to the new United Nations sanctions​ issued earlier this week. President Kim Jong-un has ordered his country’s nuclear weapons to be made ready for use at a moment’s notice, according to the official state news source.

Four Iranian Christians were just sentenced to a year in prison, but that’s not stopping the spread of the Christian faith in that country. Open Doors reports that there are 450,000 active Christians in Iran. What the burgeoning house church movement needs now are leaders. Pars Theological Centre in the U.K. has committed to training 200 leaders to aid in the building of the evangelical church in Iran. 70% of their students are studying from in country.

The Vatican’s treasurer, Cardinal George Pell,​ said that he knew about the sexual abuse of children from the 1970s, and he admits he should have done something about it then. Cardinal Pell is in the midst of a 4-day interview with Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Speaking of a priest who abused 53 children, the Cardinal admitted that it was “a sad story and it wasn’t of much interest to me.”

David Daleiden and company have released their 12th video on Planned Parenthood, featuring the Orange County Planned Parenthood director Dr. Jennefer Russo. The film presents Russo offering w​holly intact ​baby ​bodies for sale.

The Alaska Senate has approved a bill disallowing the use of Planned Parenthood materials in public school sex ed classes. Planned Parenthood says it provides materials to 2,​000 students each year.​ ​Senator Cathy Giessel, the bill’s sponsor, ​says it gives parents more control over the education of their children. The bill now heads to the Alaska House for consideration.

God tells parents to “teach His Word diligently to your children, and talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise” (Deuteronomy 6:7​).

It was called one of the greatest finds in the history of the hobby. A family found seven​ Ty Cobb baseball cards in a paper bag in an old house belonging to a great-grandfather. It’s the T206 series, considered the Mona Lisa of baseball cards, each worth ​hundreds of thousands of dollars.

“Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them . . . this is the gift of God” (Ecclesiastes​ 5:19).

And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.