It’s Tuesday, September 24, A.D. 2019. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Kevin Swanson
President Trump stands tall for religious liberty at United Nations
President Donald Trump is the first president to convene a special meeting at the United Nations for the protection of religious freedoms around the world, reports Fox News.
The president began the conference pointing to God as the source of our liberties, including religious freedoms.
TRUMP: “The United States is founded on the principle that our rights do not come from government; they come from God. This immortal truth is proclaimed in our Declaration of Independence and enshrined in the First Amendment to our Constitution’s Bill of Rights. Our founders understood that no right is more fundamental to a peaceful, prosperous and virtuous society than the right to follow one’s religious convictions.”
And then, President Trump expressed heart-felt concern about religious persecution around the world.
TRUMP: “Approximately, 80% of the world’s population live in countries where religious liberty is threatened, restricted or even banned. And when I heard that number I said, ‘Please go back and check it because it can’t possibly be correct.’ And sadly it was: 80%. As we speak, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, Yazidis and many other people of faith are being jailed, sanctioned, tortured, and even murdered — often at the hands of their own government — simply for expressing their deeply held religious beliefs.
“Today with one clear voice the United States of America calls upon the nations of the world to end religious persecution, to stop the crimes against people of faith, release prisoners of conscience, repeal laws restricting freedom of religion and belief, protect the vulnerable, the defenseless and the oppressed. As president, protecting religious freedom is one of my highest priorities and always has been.”
The president promised $25 million to a fund dedicated to protecting religious worship and religious sites.
Countries which oppose U.S. receive $1.5 billion in foreign aid
In other United Nations news, the U.S. State Department is reporting that the US is “diplomatically isolated” in the United Nations.
The U.S. is voted against 70% of the time in the UN General Assembly, while this nation provides 20% of the UN funding which is more than the next three top funders combined.
The 10 nations that vote with the United States more regularly included Israel, Micronesia, Canada, Australia, Marshall Islands, Great Britain, Hungary, France, Poland and the Czech Republic.
The 10 countries that oppose the United States the most in the UN are Burundi, Syria, North Korea, Turkmenistan, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Niger, Cuba, and Iran. According to the USAID website, these nations receive about $1.5 billion in foreign aid from the United States.
Nepalese pastor: Worship of Hindu’s false gods involves sexual perversion
A pastor in the Chitwan District of Nepal is in trouble for telling the truth about Hinduism, reports Morning Star News.
A video was mistakenly released on Youtube which has resulted in death threats for Pastor Giri, who has had to go into hiding since the release.
The pastor was pointing out the gross sexual perversions that characterized the worship of Hinduism’s gods including Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu.
Alliance Defending Freedom has issued a report on the increased violence against Christians in India — 218 incidents so far this year, 27 per month. That’s up from 12 per month in 2014.
Abortion industry harvests organs, tissue while babies are alive!
LifeSiteNews reports on the grisly details of David Daleiden’s journalism trial in California.
Several doctors offered “very compelling evidence that the most valuable organs and tissues from aborted children are harvested from aborted children while they’re still alive.”
A San Francisco Superior Court is considering criminal charges against pro-life journalist David Daleiden for his undercover investigations into the trafficking of body parts of murdered babies.
Proverbs 31:8 says, “In the cause of all who are appointed to die. Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.”
Court mandates Idaho to fund pedophile’s sex reassignment surgery
The state of Idaho must provide sex reassignment surgery to a man serving a prison term for sexually abusing a child. That’s the latest from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The case referred to a Supreme Court ruling that concluded “a deliberate indifference to serious medical needs of prisoners constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.”
Television Academy award Emmys to Fleabag & Game of Thrones
The dying Television Academy’s Emmys lauded the show Fleabag with four awards Sunday night.
It’s the story of a perverted, fornicating woman who takes up with an apostate priest. Lead actress and creator, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, told the audience she couldn’t’ believe “that a dirty, pervy, angry, messed-up woman can make it to the Emmys.”
Also, Game of Thrones, the dried-up, audience-disappointing show known for its over-the-top sex, violence, and grotesque forms of sexuality, won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama for the fourth year in a row.
1 John 2:17 says, “And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.”
Hurricane Dorian caused $10 billion of losses for Bahamas
The destruction in the Bahamas caused by Hurricane Dorian could equate to $10 billion in losses, according to Bloomberg and analysts of UBS Group AG.
That’s about 100% of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product. That compares to the worst natural disaster in the United States which created damage estimates equal to about 2% of this nation’s GDP.
The Brethren Churches in the Bahamas have told The Worldview that they are in need of “generators and all types of building materials” to hopefully rebuild their homes and churches.
You can give toward that request through a link in the transcript and by selecting “Support International Ministries.”
Christian rugby player Israel Folau makes comeback
And finally, Christian rugby player Israel Folau has been reinstated to Rugby, but this time he’ll play for the Tonga National Rugby Team, reports the Pacific Voice of New Zealand Television.
Folau was fired from Australian Rugby for calling homosexuals and adulterers to repent and believe in Jesus Christ or face judgement. He lost a $4 million contract, which is about 1% of the Gross National Income of the small island country of Tonga.
(It is understood that Folau would be unable to play for the International 9’s tournament to be played in Sydney under the auspices of the National Rugby League on the weekend of October 19.)
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, September 24th in the year of our Lord 2019. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I’m Adam McManus (adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.