It’s Friday, June 24th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com)
More than 100 killed in Burkina Faso, Africa
The violence took place in the Seytanga district, near the border with Niger. The exact death toll is unknown. Some sources say it could be as high as 165. The group responsible for the attack is still unknown, but is likely the Muslim terrorists from the Islamic State or al-Qaeda who have been conducting attacks in the area.
The Christians of Burkina Faso echo the words of David from Psalm 109:3. “They encircle me with words of hate, and attack me without cause.”
Burkina Faso, Africa is the 32nd most dangerous nation in the world for Christians.
Biden’s tax relief adds up to $24.30 for three months
President Joe Biden recently called on Congress to pass legislation suspending the federal tax on gasoline for July through September, “to give Americans a little extra breathing room.”
But this won’t help much at all.
Cornwall Alliance reports that the average driver drives 1,125 miles per month and the average car gets about 25 miles per gallon. So, the average driver uses about 45 gallons per month. The federal gas tax is 18 cents per gallon. Multiply that by 45 and you get $8.10 saved, or $24.30 for the three months.
If President Biden focused on allowing America to be energy independent once again, that would help drop the price of gas back down in the $3.00/gallon range.
Navy’s bizarre transgender video about “pronouns” gets blasted
A bisexual/transgender-themed video from the U.S. Navy that champions the usage of “correct pronouns” and the importance of gender identity is getting soundly ridiculed, reports The Blaze.
The nearly four-minute video — posted in late May on the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service website — features Conchy Vasquez and Jony Rozon, who serve as engineers at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center.
The clip is listed as an “Official US Navy Video” and uses “LBGTQ” and “Pride” tags.
Rozon, who wore a bright rainbow shirt, asked this question of Vasquez.
ROZON: “What would I do if I misgender someone?”
VASQUEZ: “You correct yourself and move on or you accept that correction and move on.”
Then, Jony Rozon asked this earth-shaking question.
ROSON: “What would I do if I want to know someone’s gender identity or pronouns?”
VASQUEZ: “The most important thing is do not pressure anybody into giving you their pronouns. Some people may be going through the process of discovery, and they are not ready yet to tell you what their pronouns are. And that’s okay.”
Isaiah 5:20 comes to mind. “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil.”
The majority of people reacting to this absurd military video about using the so-called proper pronouns are ridiculing the clip.
One said, “When the bullets fly and the bombs start hitting, pronouns won’t matter.” Another commenter offered this sobering thought. “You’re gonna lose the next war.”
U.S. artistic swimmer rescued by coach after fainting in pool
After completing her solo free routine, U.S. swimmer Anita Alvarez, age 25, sank to the bottom of the pool.
U.S. swimming coach Andrea Fuentes said the lifeguards didn’t react fast enough to save the unconscious swimmer, so she took matters into her own hands.
FUENTES: “When you’re finish the choreography, you really want to breathe because you hold your breath for a long time. The first thing you want to do is breathe because you’re done. I thought that she was going down. I immediately knew that something was happening.”
The coach – who was still fully clothed in a T-shirt and shorts – heroically raced to the water and swam to the bottom of the pool to rescue the lifeless Alvarez.
FUENTES: “So, I went as fast as I could, and then I reached her and brought her to the surface and make her breathe.”
Alvarez had not breathed for two minutes. Fuentes, her coach and the most decorated Spanish female Olympian of all time, checked the vital signs of Alvarez before doing something unusual to stimulate adrenaline to bring her back to consciousness.
FUENTES: “The heart rate was fine, pressure was fine, oxygen, glucose. Everything was good. So, I knew she was okay. There’s a way that you press very hard on the nail. It’s very painful, but it creates adrenaline for you to wake up. So, she woke up like ‘Wooooo!’”
Fuentes said, “I don’t think I’ve swum as fast ever before, even when I got Olympic medals.”
Some have described artistic swimming as running a marathon while holding your breath for 30-45 seconds at a time.
FUENTES: “The sport is extremely hard. Sometimes people pass out. Our job is to discover our limits.”
Amazingly, just last year, Anita Alvarez fainted following a routine during an Olympic qualifier in Barcelona, Spain. In that instance, Andrea Fuentes also rescued her in the water.
Worldview listeners in Pennsylvania and Georgia speak out
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10 new Worldview donors gave $3,675
And finally, toward our goal of raising $76,000 by Tuesday, July 5th to keep The Worldview on the air, 10 Worldview listeners made donations yesterday.
Our thanks to Erika in Fredericksburg, Virginia who gave $25 and JohnWilliam in Sapporo, Japan who gave $50.
We appreciate the generosity of an anonymous donor from Edgewood, New Mexico who gave $100, Janell in Sedgwick, Kansas and Matthew in Greencastle, Indiana – both of whom gave $200, as well as Michael in Katy, Texas who pledged $25/month for 12 months for a gift of $300.
And we praise God for Denise in Aurora, Colorado, Donovan in Denton, Texas, and David in Northumberland, Pennsylvania – each of whom pledged $50/month for 12 months for a gift of $600 each as well as Ronald in Florence, Texas who gave $1,000.
Those 10 new gifts total $3,675. Ready for our new grand total? Drum roll please. (Drum roll sound effect) $58,063! (Crowd cheering)
That means we surpassed our $57,000 goal for today by $1,063. Toward our final $76,000 goal by Tuesday, July 5th, we still need to raise $17,937. A generous supporter of the ministry is prepared to match, dollar for dollar, the next 5 listeners who pledge $100/month for 12 months or give a one-time gift of $1,200. If those gifts come in, we need to find 3 people to pledge $50/month for 12 months, and 6 listeners to pledge $25/month for 12 months.
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