US Government Shutdown Commenced Saturday, Ohio Governor Vetoes Heartbeat Bill, Witchcraft on the Rise in America

Christmas Eve Monday, December 24th, in the year of our Lord 2018

By Adam McManus (

Nigerian Man’s Sad Christmas

Nearly three months after Muslim Fulani herdsmen in north-central Nigeria shot and killed his wife and four children, Samuel Wah will spend Christmas in his hospital bed, a bullet still lodged in his back near his spinal cord, reports Morning Star News.

Since the October 3rd attack on Ariri Village that killed 19 Christians, the 45-year-old member of St. Williams Catholic Church has remained in the hospital lacking the money to pay for the advanced surgery which he needs.

Pope: Catholic Pedophile Priests Should Turn Themselves In

In a surprising development on Friday, Pope Francis capped a year of sex-abuse scandals in the Catholic Church by vowing to “do all that is necessary” to punish abusers for their “abominations” and urging the guilty to turn themselves “over to human justice, and prepare for divine justice,” reports The Wall Street Journal.

2 Corinthians 7:10 says, “Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.”

Volcano, tsunami kill 220 people in Indonesia

A volcanic explosion and possible landslide on the island of Anak Krakatau in the midst of the Sunda Strait linking the Indian Ocean and the Java Sea, caused a 3.5-foot tall tsunami that killed at least 222 people in Indonesia, injuring 800 others as waves smashed into houses, hotels and other beachside buildings Saturday night, reports the Associated Press.

‘Twas the Night Before Shutdown

Because Democrats refused to meet President Donald Trump’s demands for $5 billion to start erecting the Mexican border wall, a partial federal shutdown took hold early Saturday, reports the Associated Press.

In a Senate procedural vote on Friday afternoon, Republicans lacked the 60 votes they needed to force that measure through their chamber.

The lack of funds will disrupt many government operations and the routines of 800,000 federal employees. Roughly 420,000 workers were deemed essential and will work unpaid just days before Christmas, while 380,000 will be furloughed, meaning they’ll stay home without pay.

Those being furloughed include nearly everyone at NASA and 52,000 workers at the Internal Revenue Service. About 8 in 10 employees of the National Park Service will stay home and many parks were expected to close.

The U.S. Postal Service, busy delivering packages for the holiday season, will not be affected because it’s an independent agency. Social Security checks will still be mailed, troops will remain on duty and food inspections will continue.

Also still functioning will be the FBI, the Border Patrol, and the Coast Guard. Transportation Security Administration officers will continue to staff airport checkpoints and air traffic controllers will also remain at work.

Justice Ginsburg has Lung Cancer Removed

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a pro-abortion liberal, had surgery to remove two malignant nodules from her left lung at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, reports CNBC.

The nodules were discovered during tests to treat rib fractures she sustained in a fall last month. There was no evidence of disease elsewhere in Ginsburg’s body.

GOP Ohio Governor Kasich Vetoes Heartbeat Bill

Despite the fact that the Heartbeat Bill, which would prohibit abortions if a heartbeat were detected, passed the Ohio House by a vote of 53-32 and the Ohio Senate by a vote of 18-13, Republican Governor John Kasich, in the waning days of his administration, vetoed it.

Janet Porter, founder of Faith 2 Action who initiated the first Heartbeat Bill in Ohio in February, 2011, said, “Governor John Kasich’s veto of the Ohio Heartbeat Bill was absolutely heartless. Kasich not only denied science, he turned his back on thousands of babies whose heartbeats can be detected. Kasich can never claim to be ‘pro-life’ again.

“This is the moment for Ohio Representatives and Senators to keep their pro-life promises and make plans to come back to Columbus December 27th to override Kasich’s heartless veto and protect the babies whose heartbeats can be detected.” Three-fifths of members in both chambers must vote to override a veto-that requires 60 of the 99 members in the House and 20 of the 33 members in the Senate.

In the midst of your busy Christmas celebration with family, please make two important calls.

Call Ohio Rep. Glenn Holmes at 614-466-3488 and Senator Frank LaRose at 614-466-4823 and urge them to override Governor Kasich’s veto of the Heartbeat Bill on December 27th!

Witchcraft Up, Christianity Down

Witchcraft is thriving in the US, with an estimated 1.5 million Americans now identifying as witches – more than the total number of Presbyterians, reports The Telegraph.

As Christianity declines across the country, paganism has swung to the mainstream, with witchcraft paraphernalia for sale and practices normalized across popular culture.

Leviticus 19:31 says, “Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.”

Shampoo, Toothpaste Chemicals Lead to Premature Puberty, Disease

According to the journal Human Reproduction, the chemicals in shampoo and toothpaste, have been linked to the early onset of puberty with greater risk of mental illness, breast and ovarian cancer in girls, and testicular cancer in boys, reports the South China Morning Post.

Race to Cross Antarctica Alone

And finally, reminiscent of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s adventures in the early 1900’s, who will be the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unsupported? Will it be 49-year-old British army captain Lou Rudd or 33-year-old endurance athlete Colin O’Brady?

They have completed approximately 684 of the 1,000 miles,having reached the geographic south pole on December 14th. Brady is currently 35 miles ahead of Rudd, reports The Telegraph.

Rudd’s close friend, Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Worsley, lost his life attempting a solo crossing of the Antarctic landmass. He was just 30 miles short of his goal when he collapsed, unable to go any further.

Nobody has succeeded in crossing Antarctica solo before, but in Rudd’s words this isn’t about foolhardiness or ego. He said, “It’s about showing what can be achieved through courage, commitment and a determination to do the best you can.”


And that’s The World View in 5 Minutes on this Christmas Eve Monday, December 24th in the year of our Lord 2018. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at I’m Adam McManus. Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

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Family Research Council Upset with US Troop Withdrawal from Syria

The Family Research Council, one of the nation’s leading Christian conservative advocacy groups that has been supportive of the Trump administration, has joined Syrian Christians in warning that President Trump’s plans for a “full” and “rapid” withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria will put Christian communities in “mortal danger,” reports The Christian Post.

In an op-ed co-written by Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin, the organization’s executive vice president, he argues that withdrawing the troops won’t result in Trump’s stated campaign promise to defeat the Islamic State.

Defense Secretary vs. President Trump

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ decision to resign by the end of February cannot be ignored since it came days after Trump decided to withdraw all 2,000 or so U.S. forces from Syria without informing key members of Congress or his own Cabinet, including Mattis reportedly, reports US News and World Report.

Mattis’ letter of resignation amounts to a repudiation of Trump’s worldview. Some speculate that Mattis might have an interest in running for president himself.

ISIS Threatens America with Drones at Airports

After a malicious drone near Gatwick Airport in England flew over the runway up to 50 times leading to 1,000 flights being grounded or diverted affecting 140,000 passengers, ISIS has issued a chilling new threat to plague the US and the European Union with drone attacks.

The image which is being circulated among ISIS sympathizers shows a photoshopped image of a drone with a box flying over Manhattan island in New York. The tag-line says: “Sender: The Islamic State.”

Fountain of Youth: Transfuse Blood of Youth

Could the secret to eternal youth be found in blood transfusions from young people? Some claim that transfusions with “young blood” from teenagers can reverse the aging process, reports the CBS affiliate in Philadelphia.

According to Dr. Jesse Karmazin, the patients over the age of 35 — in the clinical trial called Ambrosia — where they paid $8,000 to get the rich growth factors found in bloods plasma platelets, experienced noticeable results. Karmazin said, “Their brains are younger, their hearts. Their hair, if it was gray, it turns dark again.”

While blood transfusions are considered safe for people who need them, side effects can include hives, lung injury, or potentially deadly infections.

Planned Parenthood Discriminates Against Pregnant Employees

Not surprisingly, some pregnant employees of Planned Parenthood are saying the murder giant discriminates against expecting moms, reports Christian Headlines.

According to a report from the New York Times, managers have been accused of “sidelining, ousting or otherwise handicapping pregnant employees.”

Declining Fertility in America

In a study entitled “Declining Fertility in America,” it reveals that fertility rates in the United States have declined significantly and could fall to their lowest rates ever, reports The Christian Post.

Most of these drops in birth rates are a result of changing marital habits, mainly young people delaying marriage. The barriers to childbearing include high debt levels from student loans, decreased home ownership as a result of high housing costs, more time spent enrolled in higher education, higher costs of childcare, and changing cultural expectations of parents.