Monday, October 22nd, in the year of our Lord 2018
By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldView.com)
Sri Lankan Christians Targeted by Hindu Extremists, Buddhists
Attacks against Christians in Sri Lanka have escalated this year, with Hindu extremism beginning to take root along with long-time Buddhist aggression, reports Morning Star News.
The National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka reported 67 incidents against Christians in Sri Lanka from January through September. Mobs are physically hurting Christians, vandalizing churches and denying Christians from burial in public cemeteries.
Saudi Arabia Admits Journalist Died in Istanbul Consulate
Saudi Arabia acknowledged for the first time on Friday evening that journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who had been critical of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, died in its consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2nd. The Saudi official said that 18 Saudi citizens have been arrested, according to an initial investigation by the Saudi government, reports NBC News.
Listen to President Trump react from the White House.
TRUMP: “Saudi Arabia has been a great ally, but what happened is unacceptable. They’ve arrested a large number of people having to do with the event that took place in Turkey and the Saudi consulate. It’s only a first step, but it’s a big first step.”
Trump: I’ll Send Military to Southern Border to Stop Central American Caravan
Five thousand of Central Americans bound for the Mexican-American border were stuck on Guatemala’s border with Mexico on Saturday as efforts began, under pressure from Washington, to send some home and stop their journey northward, reports Reuters.
For days, President Donald Trump has warned the Central American caravan must be stopped. He has made it a political issue in the November 6th midterm election, threatened to cut off regional aid, and close the U.S.-Mexico border as well as deploy troops there if Mexico failed to halt the migrants.
TRUMP: “I just want to thank the Mexican government because they’re stopping it hopefully before it ever gets to Mexico. (cheers) As you know, I’m willing to send the military to defend our Southern border if necessary.” (cheers)
Pro-Life Movie Gosnell Top-10 Film, Despite Facebook Censorship, Media Blackout
Despite Facebook’s censorship of paid ads and a mainstream media blackout, virtually no coverage outside conservative media circles, the new pro-life movie Gosnell is holding firm in the top 10 this week with over $1.23 million in ticket sales, reports LifeNews.com.
Many pro-lifers are buying movie tickets on-line even if they can’t attend, considering it a donation in memory of the 60 million babies killed.
Fox News Host Brit Hume said, “Apart from what [Gosnell] says about the culture of abortion, it’s an engrossing courtroom drama, complete with last-minute evidence that turns the tide of the case.”
Gosnell unmasks the shocking true story of the investigation and trial of Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortionist, who killed babies by delivering them before snipping their spinal cords with scissors. (Parenthetically, the movie does not depict the brutal murders at all.)
Learn 10 things you may not know about the Kermit Gosnell case linked in our transcript at www.TheWorldView.com.
Numbers 35:33 says “bloodshed pollutes the land.”
Congresswoman Maxine Waters is New Face of Horror
A billboard advertising the new Halloween movie opening Friday was altered after a conservative street artist named “Sabo” swapped out an image of serial killer Michael Myers and replaced it with one of Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California, who has urged Leftists to intimidate President Trump’s cabinet members, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The phrase “#Uncivil Democrats” has also been added.
New Republican Ad Takes Aim at “Liberal Mob”
A new radio ad from the House GOP Congressional Leadership Fund pushes back hard against the sexual assault allegations that were leveled against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings, reports Real Clear Politics.
Listen to a portion of the radio spot, titled “Liberal Mob,” which targets vulnerable Democrats in congressional districts across the country.
NARRATOR: “They will stop at nothing. The Liberal Mob – pushing their extreme views, trying to hijack our democracy, and steal seats on the United States Supreme Court. Despicable lies, disgusting character assassination — a new low, even for them, falsely accusing an innocent person of being a sexual predator.
“Brett Kavanaugh is a faithful husband, loving father and proven public servant. And the Liberal Mob set out to destroy him and his family because of their own extreme political agenda. Now, if Nancy Pelosi is put back in charge, they’re threatening to impeach President Trump and Justice Kavanaugh. The stakes couldn’t be higher. The choice couldn’t be clearer. On November 6th, vote to defeat the Liberal Mob.”
Pastor’s Prayer for Football Team Goes Viral
And finally, after a video of Georgia pastor Russel Davis praying with a high school football team went viral in September, the pastor was told he could no longer pray with the team, reports Christian Headlines.
DAVIS: “Let’s pray together. Lord, we thank you, God, for another day. We thank you for an opportunity to play the game that we call football. Father, I pray that everything tonight would be for Your glory. God, I pray that what You’ve created us to do in this community is to unite people together. Father, I pray for these high school players of tonight, they would have motivation to know that everything they do makes a difference. God, they’re a big brother, they’re a hero, they’re a motivator; they give hope for these young men tonight. God we just thank you for this moment.” (cheering, clapping)
Not surprisingly, it was the God-hating group — Freedom From Religion Foundation — which complained.
According to the Dawson County News, the students did not let this decision stop them from praying. The local news outlet reported that after Davis was barred from praying with the players, the high schoolers decided to pray on their own.
1 Chronicles 16:11 says, “Look to the LORD and His strength; seek His face always.”
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Monday, October 22nd in the year of our Lord 2018. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldView.com. I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
Trump Urged to Describe the Violence in Myanmar as Genocide
Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear has joined dozens of other faith leaders in calling on the U.S. State Department to declare the Myanmar military’s atrocities against minorities in three states “genocide.”
Last Wednesday, the Faith Coalition to Stop Genocide in Burma sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging for the Myanmar military’s crimes against Rohingya Muslims and religious minorities including Christians in the Kachin and Shan states to be declared genocide and “crimes against humanity” since the country’s military systematically burned Rohingya villages, raped women, and assaulted children.
Canadian Media, Pro-Abortion Group Shun Pro-Life Billboard
A Canadian pro-life group called “We Need a Law” erected a billboard declaring that “Caada has no abortion laws”.
A pro-abortion group, Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, claimed in a lawsuit that it somehow violates Canadian Code of Advertising Standards, reports Lifenews.com.
The Ad Standards Council appears to side with the pro-death group despite the fact that there is not one pro-life law which they could point to.
Leftist Beto O’Rourke in Hot Water for Spamming
At least one Texan is not happy about receiving text messages about Beto O’Rourke’s run for U.S. Senate, reports the Fort Worth Star Telegram.
A class action lawsuit filed against the Beto for Texas campaign claims the organization sent text messages to Texans without obtaining their permission, violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act prohibits the use of automated telephone equipment from sending texts or calls to a person’s cellphone without their permission except for emergency purposes.
The suit demands Beto for Texas pay at least $500 per text message to the members of the class action suit.
Young Mother, Diagnosed with Cancer, Refused to Abort
A young mother who suffered from cancer is being honored after her decision to turn down chemotherapy to save her unborn child ultimately resulted in her losing her own life.
Gemma Nuttall died Sunday at age 29 after a five-year battle with an aggressive form of ovarian cancer, reports FaithWire.com.
After her doctors recommended that she kill her child by abortion so that she could begin treatment, Nuttall refused, insisting on delaying treatment until after the birth of her daughter.
Virginia Middle School Censors Christ at CHRIST-mas
Christmas is built entirely around the birth of Jesus, but Robious Middle School in Midlothian, Virginia is hoping to wash its hands of all religious references for its upcoming winter concert, reports FaithWire.
When David Allen, the parent of a child, complained, the music teacher sent an email explaining that “We had a few students who weren’t comfortable singing a piece … [because] it is of a sacred nature and does mention Jesus.”