Tillerson Visits Persecuted Christian’s Wife, Evangelist Paul Washer is Released from Hospital, British Breast Cancer Incidents Reach Epidemic Proportions

Thursday, April 6th, in the year of our Lord 2017

By Adam McManus

Rex Tillerson Meets with Wife of Pastor Unjustly Imprisoned in Turkey

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Norine Brunson on his recent visit to Turkey, reports Christian Headlines.

Turkish authorities had arrested Brunson’s husband Andrew, an American pastor who has lived in Turkey for 20 years, back in October for a bogus claim.

In the week before the meeting, Andrew Brunson sent a statement to US embassy officials, calling on President Trump’s administration to intervene on his behalf, saying, “I have been imprisoned since October 7, 2016. During this time the Turkish government has produced no proof and has rebuffed numerous attempts by the American government to secure my return to the United States. In fact, they are treating the U.S. government with contempt and paying no price for it.”

Pray through Luke 4:18 for Pastor Andrew Brunson.  Jesus said that God the Father had sent Him to “proclaim freedom for the prisoners…and to set the oppressed free.”

North Korean Missile Launch Fails

North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un has egg on his face. His latest missile launch was a big, fat failure.

Fox News reports that the missile may have “pinwheeled in flight”, prohibiting it from reaching Japanese waters as intended. Plus, it turned out to be an older SCUD — not the advanced land version of a submarine-launched ballistic missile as first assessed.

Homeland Security Bans Laptops in Carry-On Luggage from Airports in Eight Countries

The next time you fly into the United States after traveling overseas, you may not be able to bring your laptop in carry-on luggage onto the plane, reports CNN.

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly banned laptops in carry-on luggage from 10 airports in eight countries out of a concern for people’s safety. And that list may grow in the future.

Los Angeles Times Condemns Charges Against Daleiden and Merritt

Despite the paper’s pro-abortion bias, the Los Angeles Times surprised everybody in their condemnation last Thursday of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for charging David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, the pro-life undercover journalists, with 15 felony counts. The LA Times described Becerra’s actions against the Center for Medical Progress reporters, who documented Planned Parenthood’s sale of baby body parts, as “a disturbing overreach.”

The World View spoke to Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life, about the effect Becerra’s charges may have on journalism.

“Well, I think it will have a chilling effect on any reporter who wants to do some investigative reporting. This is unusual for California to have this kind of law. And more reporters, more journalists would be objecting to this case except that it involves abortion and pro-life people.”

Tobias also commented on the importance of free speech to expose organizations like Planned Parenthood.

“David Daleiden put forward a tremendous effort to expose what is happening in abortion facilities. We know that baby parts are being trafficked by Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. A lot of people were shocked to find out what was happening. So this is the kind of investigation and free speech right that needs to be available to expose what is happening in certain places, certain circles. Once you start shutting down freedom of speech and this kind of investigative reporting, a lot can happen behind closed doors that no one knows about, especially when you’re talking about the lives of innocent human children.”

Study in the UK Shows Risk of Breast Cancer Still Rising

For at least two decades, researchers have been tracing a link between having abortions and using the birth control pill on the one hand and the rising incidence of breast cancer on the other – a link denied or ignored by the scientific and medical establishment, reports LifeNews.

A new British study by Patrick Carroll shows that the lifetime risk of breast cancer for women in the UK keeps increasing: it is now around 1 in 7 women for malignant tumors.

Abortion, especially of the first pregnancy, not only removes the protective maturing of the breasts during pregnancy and lactation, but actually leaves them in a more vulnerable state, while the estrogen in hormonal contraceptives increases cancer risk.

When women thumb their nose at God’s command to “be fruitful and multiply” (Genesis 1:28) through aborting the children He has blessed them with or by preventing children from being conceived, their bodies, designed by God, succumb to disease.

Millennials Lagging Behind on Maturity

Millennials are lagging behind on the traditional markers of adulthood, reports Bloomberg.

The National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University set out to compare 25- to 34-year-olds in 1980—the baby boomers—with the same age group today – the millennials.

The results are dramatic.

In 1980, two-thirds of 25- to 34-year-olds were already married. In 2015, just two in five millennials were married.

And the chance that Americans in their late twenties and early thirties live with parents or grandparents has more than doubled.

Paul Washer Released from the Hospital

Ready for some good news?

Evangelist Paul Washer, founder of the HeartCry Missionary Society, was finally released from the hospital last Friday after suffering a massive heart attack at his home in Virginia last month.

After enduring emergency surgery, Washer developed a “severe skin reaction” to medication which delayed his release.

Pastor in China Detained on Charges of Illegal Immigration

Authorities in the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan criminally detained a Pastor Cao Sanqiang on Tuesday from the “house church” network China Ministries International, on trumped-up illegal immigration charges, reports Radio Free Asia.

The Chinese pastor had been building a school, evangelizing, and helping the poor across the border in northern Myanmar, until his work was disrupted by recent military conflict in the region.

Texas Abortion Restrictions Saved Thousands of Lives Before Being Overturned

A Texas law overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court last year saved thousands of unborn babies’ lives while it was in effect, reports LifeNews.

A research study in the “Journal of the American Medical Association” in January reported abortions dropped 20 percent in Texas and 24 abortion mills closed after House Bill 2 went into effect in 2013. In some counties, abortions dropped by about 50 percent.

Many abortion mills closed in Texas after the law went into effect because they could not or chose not to protect women’s health by meeting the basic health and safety standards in the new law. However, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the law in 2016, saying House Bill 2 created an undue burden on women’s access to abortion.

Air Force Colonel Faces Punishment for Biblical View of Marriage

Col. Michael Madrid, a 26-year U.S. Air Force veteran, is in big trouble for speaking the truth about homosexuality, reports World Magazine. He was told that his Biblical view of marriage and sexuality would be considered offensive or derogatory.

But the strange part of the story is that incident occurred four years ago and the case was closed two years ago at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio.

The instigator is Major Gen. John McCoy.

Mike Berry, an attorney with First Liberty who first represented Madrid, said “Major Gen. McCoy has no right to ignore the rule of law and arbitrarily decide, more than two years later and without any new evidence, that he can punish Col. Madrid.”

And that’s the World View in Five Minutes.