It’s Monday, December 14th, A.D. 2020. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldView.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By I’m Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com)
Hindus visiting churches during Christmas season will be attacked
The leader of a radical Hindu nationalist group has threatened to attack any Hindu who visits churches during the Christmas season. This threat has drawn strong criticism from India’s Christian community calling for greater tolerance between religious groups, reports International Christian Concern.
On December 3, Mithun Nath, leader of the Bajrang Dal in the district of Assam, threatened to have his group attack any Hindu guilty of attending church.
(In a public gathering, Nath said, “Hindus will be beaten up. I condemn such Hindus. They need to be taught a lesson. No Hindus will be allowed to visit churches. If anyone does, Bajrang Dal will give its reply.”)
Canadian Parliament pushes ban on “conversion therapy” for minors
The Canadian Parliament hopes to ban so-called “conversion therapy” which offers help for those experiencing unwanted same-sex attraction or confused about their birth gender.
In particular, Bill C-6 would prohibit parents from seeking therapy that would reinforce their children’s identification with their birth gender or with a heterosexual sexual orientation.
Parents as First Educators asserts that Bill C-6 is an unacceptable restraint on parental authority, is not justified by science, and will harm children.
Teresa Pierre, the President of the pro-family group, recorded a powerful 3-minute video about the dangers of Bill C-6 for Canadian Christians and families.
PIERRE: “[Bill] C6 will mean jail time — up to five years — for parents who seek counseling to help their children who are struggling with sexuality and gender issues.
“The liberals are using [Bill] C6 to criminalize conversation sought by parents who act out of love to help their children in a time of confusion.
“We must make it clear to [Members of Parliament], and to all Canadians, that the action [Bill] C6 criminalizes as conversion therapy have been effective in helping to improve, and even to save the lives of young people experiencing unwanted gender confusion, or same-sex attraction.
“[Bill] C6 is cynically disguised as a measure of compassion. But make no mistake, it is merely the latest pernicious maneuver by Justin Trudeau and his radical campaign of encroachment by the state on parental rights, on the integrity of the family, and on our religious freedoms.”
Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.”
If you live in Canada, sign the Parents as First Educators’ StopBillC6.com petition.
U.S. Supreme Court rejected Texas presidential election case
On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a Texas effort that would have essentially nullified the presidential elections in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, and Wisconsin, reports Fox News.
The Supreme Court’s order read, “The State of Texas’ motion … is denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution. Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections. All other pending motions are dismissed as moot.”
However, the order does not foreclose any other pending or future election appeals at the Supreme Court. But time is running out. The states meet today for the Electoral College exercise. And on January 6th there will be a joint session of the House and Senate to count the electoral votes and certify Joe Biden as the winner.
Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas said they would have heard the case — without granting other relief, like issuing an injunction on electoral proceedings. They added that they expressed “no view on any other issue.”
The crux of the Texas case was the argument that the four states it is suing — all four of which swung for Joe Biden — unconstitutionally changed their election statutes in their judiciaries or executive branches, when only the legislature is allowed to make election law. The reply brief Friday says that the four states failed to adequately dispute their point, that this makes their entire elections invalid.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell: Election fraud will lead to greatest U.S. revival
On Saturday, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell spoke with encouragement before a crowd in Washington D.C. protesting election fraud, as he described what happened to the Dominion voting machines on Election Night, November 3rd in the midst of all the votes for President Trump, reports The Epoch Times.
LINDELL: “At 11:15 [p.m.], the algorithms of these machines that cheated a whole country could not keep up because [Trump] had got so many votes that broke the algorithms. In other words, there wasn’t enough time. If they didn’t shut them down, [Trump] was gonna win the election, even with all the fraud. So, they had to shut it down. And they had to backfill votes and they had to do all these things. That’s all going to come out. We need America to see what’s truth. We need judges out there to say, ‘Let’s look at this. Let’s look at the fraud.’”
Lindell also said that the exposing of election corruption will lead to spiritual revival.
LINDELL: “I believe it’s a blessing. God’s got His hand in all of this. Because [Trump] got so many votes and they had to backfill. Now we all know it was fraud. Well, the technology of these Dominion machines and all this stuff, it’s all gonna be exposed. The whole world is watching.
“We’re gonna have the fairest elections in history because of this exposed fraud. It’s an opportunity you guys of a lifetime. We are the ones that are going to expose this. This has been a spiritual battle in our country for decades. This is the start of the greatest revival in history for one nation under God, and that God is Jesus.”
Lindell isn’t worried that Texas’ lawsuit against four other states wasn’t heard by the Supreme Court because he says there are many other lawsuits that will expose more fraud.
Gallup Poll: Regular church attenders have no mental health decline
And finally, according to a Gallup Poll released last Monday, those who attend church frequently were the only group of Americans that did not see the state of their mental health decline in 2020, reports the Christian Post.
The results of Gallup’s November Health and Healthcare survey, conducted annually since 2001, reveal that the share of Americans who classify their mental health as “excellent” has reached an all-time low of just 34%. Nearly every demographic subgroup saw the state of their mental health decrease from 2019 to 2020.
However, among Americans who attend religious services weekly, 46% classified their mental health as excellent.
Hebrews 10:24-25 says, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Monday, December 14th, in the year of our Lord 2020. 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.
Pennsylvania State Senator: Republicans need more courage!
Republican Doug Mastriano, a Pennsylvania state senator who hosted the first public hearing regarding election integrity, joined in at the rallies and marches in Washington petitioning the government for fair elections and transparent counting, and called on his fellow Republicans to act with courage, reports The Epoch Times.
He said, “I think the Republican Party as a whole, we need to have more courage. We need to start acting like winners and walk in victory. Even when we win we act like losers. Maybe my 30 years in the Army has me in this mindset, but we need to press on, press forward. We are on the side of righteousness and we need to fight forward politically and not just capitulate and roll over.”
“Thank God, President Trump, he’s probably the toughest man that any of us know,” he said.
Thousands have gathered in similar grassroots protests that took place every Saturday since the general election in capitals across the 50 states. The Dec. 12 rally was expected to be the largest demonstration yet.
Mastriano told The Epoch Times that his office has heard from thousands of people across Pennsylvania about various election irregularities, such as being denied entry to polling places and being told that they mailed-in a ballot when they didn’t.
VA Gov to Christians: ‘You Don’t Have to Sit in a Pew’ to worship God
Days after churchgoers filed a lawsuit against coronavirus restrictions in Virginia limiting in-person religious gatherings to 25 people, Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam told Christians ahead of Christmas that they “don’t have to sit in the church pew for God to hear your prayers.”
“Christmas is two weeks away. The holidays are typically times of joy and community. We gather together, we celebrate our faith, and we celebrate with family,” Northam, a Democrat, said at a press conference on Thursday, according to National Review.
He continued, “But this year we need to think about what is truly the most important thing. Is it the worship or the building? For me, God is wherever you are. You don’t have to sit in the church pew for God to hear your prayers.”
“Worship with a mask on is still worship,” he added. “Worship outside or worship online is still worship.”
The governor then suggested that churchgoers had contributed to the spread of the virus in Virginia. “Quite frankly, we know that a lot of the spread is coming from this because these individuals that are in a place of worship and contract the virus then go out to their place of work or to the grocery store or the convenience store or wherever and that’s how this is spread,” he said
As of Saturday, Virginia, which has a population of 8.5 million people, has had 278,615 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 4,409 confirmed deaths since it began keeping records. According to the state’s department of health, 36,942 infections were associated with outbreaks.
Amber Athey, an opinion columnist with The Spectator, criticized Northam for taking “a shot at churchgoers” and for “arrogantly explaining to Virginia residents how they are supposed to understand their relationship with God.”
During his speech, Northam also announced the new COVID-19 restrictions which will begin on Dec. 14 and will be in effect until at least Jan. 31, 2021, according to WHSV3.
The new restrictions include a curfew from midnight to 5 a.m. and a universal mask requirement.
For churches, the limit is 25 people, according to Culpeper Star-Exponent.
Pro-abortion bill advances in Argentina
Last Friday, the lower house of the Argentinian Congress voted to legalize abortion in the fourteenth week of pregnancy, setting the stage for a bitter confrontation in the nation’s Senate, reports LifeSiteNews.com.
The vote follows intense debate between pro-life Argentines adorned in blue, who flooded the streets in more than 500 cities last month in protest.