UK Theaters Censor Bible Society Ad, College Student Senator in Trouble for Biblical Values, Secret Service Demands Press Credentials from Jim Acosta

Wednesday, November 14th, in the year of our Lord 2018

By Adam McManus (

Trump Looking to Fire Chief of Staff, Dept. of Homeland Security Head

President Donald Trump is considering another shakeup of his administration, preparing to remove Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and looking at possible replacements for Chief of Staff John Kelly, reports ABC News.

Secret Service Demands Press Credentials from CNN’s Jim Acosta

First, CNN’s Jim Acosta clashed with President Donald Trump and a press office intern during a November 7th press conference after refusing to give up a microphone when the president said he had answered enough of his questions.

Then, Secret Service demanded that he relinquish his hard pass to gain entrance to the White House, according to The Hollywood Reporter, something which Acosta himself recorded.

SECRET SERVICE: “I was just told to do it.”
ACOSTA: “Okay. Well, I have every right to record this. This is Jim Acosta. I am in front of the White House. Secret Service officer is asking for my hard pass. Obviously, no hard feelings to the officer. I am now giving my hard pass to the Secret Service. Do you want to take it off the lanyard there?”
SECRET SERVICE: “I guess so.”
ACOSTA: “Sure.”
SECRET SERVICE: “It’s been here for a while, huh?”
ACOSTA: “Yeah, I’ve been working at the White House for five years, covering two administrations. So, yeah, it’s been in that thing for a while.”
SECRET SERVICE: “Let me put this back here for you.”
ACOSTA: “Alright. Thank you for your service, officer.”

In response, CNN filed a federal lawsuit yesterday against the Trump administration claiming that “the wrongful revocation of these credentials violates CNN and Acosta’s First Amendment rights of freedom of the press, and their Fifth Amendment rights to due process.”

College Student Senator in Trouble for Affirming Biblical Values

Isabella Chow, a conservative University of California-Berkeley student senator who is facing calls to resign because she believes gender is biological and is not an individual’s choice, says she plans to stand up for the values of the Christians who elected her, reports The Christian Post.

Due to her recent abstention from voting on a resolution to oppose Title IX changes proposed by President Donald Trump to define gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, Chow’s own party has disowned her.

Chow told Campus Reform, “As a Christian, I personally do believe that certain acts and lifestyles conflict with what is good, right and true. I believe that God created male and female at the beginning of time, and designed sex for marriage between one man and one woman.

“There’s a Christian community and campus that has been praying for me and encouraging me throughout all this. And if I don’t represent their views, who else will?”

British Theater Chain Censors Bible Society Ad on 120 Screens

A British theater chain has rejected a three-minute World War I tribute with a Biblical theme, deeming it too religious for the movie-going public, reports Christian Headlines.

Empire Cinemas, an independent theater chain with more than 120 screens at 14 locations in the United Kingdom, doesn’t run religious or political ads even if they are tied to current events, according to The Guardian newspaper. The three-minute short film by the Bible
Society was to be run leading up to Armistice Day, Nov. 11. It showed black and white footage of British soldiers in World War I. The film noted that all soldiers were given Bibles.

The words on the screen read, “Over 9 million men and women from across Britain and the Commonwealth served in World War One. All British soldiers were given a Bible as part of their kit. To many it was a source of hope for eternal peace.”

The short film then switched to the modern day and showed U.K. citizens quoting Revelation 21:1-7.

PILOT: “He will wipe every tear from their eyes and death shall be no more. Neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
MOTHER: “And He who was seated on the throne, said,”
SON: “Behold, I am making all things new!”
NURSE: “And He said to me: ‘It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.’”

(Watch the 3-minute movie ad which was rejected here.)

It concluded with these words on the screen: “The Bible. Still giving peace and hope today.”

California Dad Encourages 3-Year-Old Daughter While Driving out of Fires

And finally, the numbers are stunning. California fires have recently claimed the lives of 29. Two hundred people are missing. And the fires have incinerated more than 6,700 homes.

When Paradise resident Joe Allen sped through the flame-flanked roads in a bid to evacuate his local area, his 3-year-old daughter was understandably distraught. As you can see in our linked video in our transcript today at, the scene was something out of a horror movie, as the inferno raged all around the family vehicle and threatened to block them from finding safety.

At the beginning of this soundbite, you’ll hear his daughter Olivia, say, “We’re gonna get on fire.”

DAUGHTER OLIVIA: “We’re gonna get on fire.”
FATHER: “Hey, guess what? We’re not going to catch on fire, okay? We’re going to stay away from it. And we’ll be just fine, okay? We’re doing all right.”

At this point, sensing his daughter’s distress, Joe begins to sing the words, “Baby, it’ll be alright,” to keep her calm.

FATHER: “Baby, it’ll be alright.”

The smoke thickened to the point it was hard to see the other cars on the road including his wife, driving the other family car.

DAUGHTER: “I can’t see my mom.”
FATHER: “We’re gonna get out, okay? We’re gonna leave.”
DAUGHTER OLIVIA: “We’re gonna get on fire.”
FATHER: “No, we’re gonna get out of here. And we’ll come back when it’s more ‘Princess Poppy’, okay?”

Sirens from First Responders going in the opposite direction pass them by.

FATHER: “I’m going to stay away from it, okay? Yeah.”
DAUGHTER: “There’s the fire.”
FATHER: “Yep. Look, we’re past it. We’re out of it, okay?”
FATHER: “Yeah!”

When Joe Allen finally scrapes by the blazing flames, his daughter Olivia shouts out in delight.

DAUGHTER: “You did it! You did it!”
FATHER: “We did it together!”

According to NBC, Olivia celebrated her third birthday that evening. Her mother told the news outlet that the terrifying incident reminded her family what is most important in life.


And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, November 14th in the year of our Lord 2018. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at I’m Adam McManus. And here, celebrating her seventh birthday today, is my daughter Mercy to close the newscast.  Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

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Nigerian Church Confident in Kidnapped Christian Teen’s Release

Leah Sharibu, an African Christian 15-year-old, was abducted along with 100 Nigerian schoolgirls in February 2018 by Boko Haram, a Muslim terrorist group. The schoolgirls were held hostage for multiple days, but eventually released, although Leah was kept behind.

Once home, her friends reported that Leah refused to convert to Islam causing Boko Haram to refuse to release her.

Recently, Boko Haram released a statement saying they plan on keeping Leah as a slave. Despite these claims, the church refuses to give up on Leah, continuing to pray for her safe return, reports International Christian Concern.

Rev. Romanus Ebenwokodi, who has been a part of several roundtable discussions in Nigeria regarding Boko Haram and Leah’s safe return, stated that the church “strongly believes that as long as Leah and others are still alive, it is possible to secure their release. The hope in Jesus Christ, which is the hope of glory, has kept Leah’s parents going and sustained the church on her knees.”

Irish Pro-Abort Leaders: We Will Make Taxpayers Fund Abortions

Irish leaders are moving forward this week with plans to force taxpayers to pay for abortions, reports

The Irish Times reports that lawmakers plan to vote soon on the radical pro-abortion bill that would legalize abortion for any reason up to 12 weeks of pregnancy and up to six months in a wide variety of circumstances. It would force taxpayers to pay for abortions and force Catholic hospitals to provide them.

Doctors who refuse to abort unborn babies still will be forced to refer women to doctors who do.

Disney Denies Annual Pass Holder Entrance After He Reveals Trump Signs

A man named Don Cini who was banned from Disney World in Orlando, Florida several weeks ago for unfurling a giant Donald Trump banner in the Magic Kingdom has been banned again.

He said after Disney officials took away his annual pass in September, they had a change of heart and let him back in.

The picture of Cini’s latest antics last week show him riding down Splash Mountain with a “Trump 2020” sign and on Expedition Everest, he held a “Keep America Great” sign, reports WFTV.

Disney revoked his annual pass, which he says he had for 24 years.

2,000 Attend Funeral of Texas Christian Newlywed Couple

An estimated 2,000 people showed up at the Belleville United Methodist Church in Texas last Friday to pay final respects to a newlywed Christian couple who died shortly after their wedding less than a week earlier, reports The Christian Post.

Shortly after they left their wedding reception in Texas, Steven Kennedy, justice of the peace for Uvalde County Precinct 1, told CBS News that the couple had died in the crash minutes afterwards on November 4, about 10 miles northwest of Uvalde.

Gerald Lawrence, the 76-year-old pilot who served in Vietnam, was also killed along with the newlywed 24-year-old college seniors.

California Nurse Describes Protecting Moms, Babies in Fire

A California nurse has described the heart-thumping moments she called for all the patients in her hospital to evacuate, many of whom had just given birth.

Tamara Ferguson, a labor and delivery nurse at Adventist Health Feather River in Paradise, said that she spotted an “orange glow outside” when she arrived at work last week, but was reassured that the enormous “Camp Fire” wildfire was not “super close”, reports

But in a dramatic account posted to Facebook, Ferguson noted that within an “hour or less,” she was screaming at new moms and dads to grab their precious newborns and follow her to safety.

Ferguson wrote, “Within an hour or less, I was going room to room telling moms and dads to get up, wrap their babies and we had to go.”

Ferguson noted that the group of patients included one mother who had just given birth via C-section. Doctors, nurses and emergency crews hustled to get all the patients into ambulances and transported to the Enloe Medical Center in Chico. But, then they were trapped by the flames.

The nurse said, “We all got out of the ambulance, and moved patients to the garage of the only house not burning, laid them down and tried to reassure their scared faces, while hiding ours.”