Monday, June 18th, in the year of our Lord 2018
By Adam McManus (adam@TheWorldView.com)
Paul Manafort Jailed on Friday
President Donald Trump’s former election campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was sent to jail pending trial on Friday after being charged with witness tampering, even though he has not been convicted on any of the charges nor has he been sentenced, reports Reuters.
Manafort is a target of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election, and has been indicted on mostly financial-related charges, including conspiring to launder money and defraud the United States.
District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington revoked his bail, sending him to jail, saying, “I have no appetite for this … But in the end, I cannot turn a blind eye. You’ve abused the trust placed in you.”
President Trump tweeted, “Wow, what a tough sentence for Paul Manafort. Didn’t know Manafort was the head of the Mob. Very unfair!”
4,000 National Guard Not Allowed to Guard the Border
In April, President Donald Trump sent 4,000 National Guard troops to the U.S. border with Mexico, saying “We’re going to do some things militarily. Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military,” reports Poltico.com.
However, the Border Patrol Agents are leery of allowing the part-time soldiers to participate in the law enforcement mission, worried that inexperienced weekend warriors might mistakenly kill civilians or create an international incident.
Indeed, the troops are not permitted to take part in patrols or to participate in any operations to detain the men, women, and children being trafficked by criminal organizations across the border.
While a few National Guard helicopters and crew have been enlisted to join the Border Patrol fleet for aerial surveillance, more troops are clearing vegetation, serving as office clerks and making basic repairs to Border Patrol facilities.
Former Lesbian Fights Against California Law
A former lesbian named Elizabeth Woning, the co-founder of Equipped to Love, says she is rallying against a proposed California law that would ban “conversion therapy,” reports Christian Headlines.
Under the proposed liberal law, Assembly Bill 2943, any Christian who helps someone overcome their unwanted same-sex desires would be guilty of consumer fraud. She wants homosexuals to see their sexuality “through the lens of redemption offered by the Gospel.”
Woning hopes to get a copy of the group’s book, Changed, to every California legislator which is a compilation of stories of people who have left homosexuality.
National Review writer David French wrote, “This is a dramatic infringement on First Amendment rights, rendered even more pernicious by its functional declaration of certain kinds of religious speech and argument as the equivalent of consumer fraud.”
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 asks, “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, …will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”
Melinda Gates: Trump Was Wrong to Cut Int’l Planned Parenthood
Abortion activist Melinda Gates, the wife of Microsoft founder and CEO Bill Gates, is attacking President Donald Trump for his decision last year to defund $100 million from International Planned Parenthood’s abortion business, calling it “very troubling,” reports Life News.
Fewer American Teens Fornicating
Contrary to conventional wisdom, most high school students in the United States are not fornicating.
The Centers for Disease Control’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey of 15,000 students revealed that 39.5 percent of teens were having sex in 2017, down from 47.8 percent in 2007.
Additionally, the percentage of students who have had four or more partners also fell, from 15 percent to 10 percent.
1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 says, “For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God.”
Compassionate Police Officer Helps Diabetic
And finally, after a man at Walmart collapsed outside the store due to a diabetic episode and had his groceries and medicine stolen, Officer Kirsten Koryciak of the Houston, Texas Police Department bought him a second round of groceries and medicine, reports Fox News.
“I offered to buy his groceries to get him some food because he was diabetic and I know that he needed to eat. My biological father has type 1 diabetes so I can kind of relate. I have helped my father several times. So I understand how bad diabetes can be. I just didn’t want to see that young man suffering. He obviously wasn’t having a great day; he wasn’t feeling good. That’s part of also my job, to care about people and to help people. You know, I’m not just here to arrest people. I do care about this community.”
And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Monday, June 18th 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.
Chinese Police Raid House Church
A week ago Sunday, Chinese police raided Bible Reformed Church, a small house church, in China’s southern Guangdong province in the middle of Pastor Huang Xiaoning’s sermon, reports China Aid.
The authorities videotaped the church members, took pictures of them, and then detained Huang, and three others working in the church’s kitchen. Once in custody, they faced hours-long interrogation before being released that night.
Impressively Low Unemployment Under Trump
Fox News host Steve Doocy on “Fox & Friends” told Trump Friday, “I saw a headline on Drudge. I think ‘Unemployment at a 44-year low.’”
The president replied, “Drudge is great, by the way. Matt Drudge is a great gentleman, who really — I don’t know, he’s got an ability to capture stories that people want to see.
“But that was the number-one story on Drudge — 44-year low, unemployment.”
Trump Distances Himself from Former Personal Attorney
President Trump on Friday sought distance from Michael Cohen, his longtime personal attorney, who is under criminal investigation in New York, saying, “I haven’t spoken to Michael in a long time. No, he’s not my lawyer anymore, but I always liked Michael. And he’s a good person,” reports TheHill.com.
Obama: The Democrats’ Savior?
Democrats long for a senior statesman to guide the party through the murky Trump-era waters, and neither Clinton is cutting it. Jimmy Carter is too old; Bernie Sanders is too socialist; Joe Biden is too gaffe-prone; and the rest of the party regulars are either similarly flawed or just plain boring. Luckily, the party of FDR, JFK, and LBJ have a savior in waiting: Barack Hussein Obama, reports The New American.
Back in January, Newsweek ran a headline that read: “Obama is returning to politics in 2018, and Trump should be worried.”
The former president seems to be taking the hint, as he has begun putting his organizing skills to use with Organizing For Action (OFA), a political action group formed shortly after his 2012 election victory. The group is made up of former Obama campaign aides and advisors. It has ramped up its activities in advance of the 2018 mid-term elections, even announcing a “hit-list” of 27 House districts that they are looking to turn Democrat in November.
Canadian Supreme Court Opposes Christian Freedom of Association
The Supreme Court of Canada dealt a major blow to religious freedom and freedom of association Friday, ruling that law societies in Canada may deny accreditation to a Christian law school, reports Life News.
Trinity Western University’s law school asks students and faculty to follow its “Community Covenant” based on biblical views of appropriate sexual behavior on campus. Some law societies deemed the covenant discriminatory, leading to a denial of accreditation.
Alliance Defending Freedom Director Paul Coleman said, “Freedom of religion and association is not only essential for faith-based organizations, but for the functioning of democracy itself. Following this ruling, that vital freedom is now in jeopardy.”
Another New York Cabbie Takes His Own Life
Another cash-strapped New York City cabby has committed suicide, this time by hanging himself in his Brooklyn apartment, reports The New York Post.
Abdul Saleh, 59, who drove a yellow cab for 30 years, is the sixth for-hire driver to kill himself since November.
His roommate said, “I know he wasn’t making enough money to pay his lease,” and was $300 short for the last payment.
Fewer American Babies Need Fewer Diapers
As Americans have fewer babies, diaper sales are plummeting. That’s the word from Procter & Gamble which makes Pampers and Luvs, and Kimberly-Clark which produces Huggies and Pull-Ups training pants, reports Life News.
To hear it from abortion activists, overpopulation is rampant in the United States. But the truth is that Americans are having fewer babies than ever before and the United States has joined nations around the world in falling below the replacement rate.
The Marriage of Oprah and Apple
The tech giant Apple, which plans to stream content, has inked a multiple-year content partnership with Oprah Winfrey even though Winfrey’s Harpo Films will own the content produced under the Apple partnership.
The talk show host will continue to serve as chairman and CEO of Discovery-backed cable network OWN, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Down Syndrome Graduate Dances Across Stage
Carlos Neira, a young man who has Down syndrome, brought smiles to the commencement crowd at Lee High School in Midland, Texas this summer when he danced across the stage to accept his diploma, the Daily Mail reports.
Teresa Neira, his mother, said Carlos is a blessing to their family. The youngest of eight children, she said she learned she was pregnant with him when she went to get sterilized.
Nearly 60,000 people have watched the online video of “Mr. Joyous” dancing across the graduation stage.