VA school teacher wins religious liberty case, 15 Worldview listeners sent FL First Lady DeSantis get well card, Correction: Summit Church does not require COVID vaccination

It’s Wednesday, November 17th, A.D. 2021. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at I’m Adam McManus. (

By Jonathan Clark

Ugandan Muslims killed Christian pastor

Muslim extremists in eastern Uganda  killed a pastor on October 26 for refusing to move his church building that was near a mosque.

Pastor Stephen Lugwire and his congregation had used the building for two years.

Pastor Lugwire’s daughter Brenda witnessed and reported the tragic killing. Before killing him, the militants told Pastor Lugwire he would face “wrath from Allah.”

But Romans 1:18 says, “The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.”

Border crisis between Poland and Hungary

Thousands of migrants are facing a humanitarian crisis on the border between Poland and Hungary.

The migrants, mostly from Syria, the Republic of Yemen, and Iraq, are facing freezing conditions, hunger, and lack of medical attention.

The U.S. and E.U. accused Belarus of orchestrating the crisis in response to sanctions over the country’s human rights abuses.

In response, Belarus threatened to cut off its gas supply to Europe if the E.U. introduces more sanctions.

5th Circuit blocks Biden’s COVID-shot mandate for private companies

Last Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit blocked implementation of the Biden administration’s COVID-shot mandate for private companies.

The three-judge panel said the mandate is “staggeringly overboard” and “fatally flawed” and that it “grossly exceeds OSHA’s statutory authority.”

The case will likely head to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Virginia school teacher wins religious liberty case

A Virginia school teacher won his religious liberty case against the Loudoun County School Board on Monday.

The board had suspended Leesburg Elementary School teacher Tanner Cross earlier this year for opposing the school’s transgender policy based on his Christian beliefs. Cross sued the board and won in the courts.

As part of the settlement, the Loudoun school board agreed to reinstate Cross and pay $20,000 toward his attorneys’ fees.

During a press conference, Cross said the battle continues now against the school’s transgender policy itself.

CROSS: “Now the battle turns to the Policy 8040 itself. Two of my colleagues, Monica Gill and Kimberly Wright, took a bold stand, and joined the case to challenge this policy that threatens all teachers’ ability to teach consistently with their beliefs and harms the very children it claims to protect.”

Oroville, California becomes Constitutional Republic City

The city council of Oroville, California voted 6-1 on November 2 to become a “Constitutional Republic City” that protects citizens from overreaches by the state or federal government.

The city’s resolution resolves to not enforce “any executive orders issued by the state of California or by the United States federal government that are overreaching or clearly violate our constitutionally protected rights.”

The resolution follows over a year of state and federal restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

YouVersion Bible App hit 500 million installs

The YouVersion Bible App  celebrated 500 million installs last week.

YouVersion was one of the first 200 free apps on the App Store in 2008.

Initially, the app had the Bible in two languages: English and Spanish. Now, it hosts the Bible in over 1,750 languages.

Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”

15 Worldview listeners sent FL First Lady DeSantis get well card

On Monday, I challenged you to pray for and write a get well card to  Florida’s First Lady Casey DeSantis, the wife of Republican Governor Ron DeSantis.  She was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I even encouraged you to ask your little ones to draw pictures to lift her spirits.

I was hoping that at least 15 would email me at and indicate that they had sent a note.  Remarkably, 15 Worldview listeners did just that. Two included pictures of their notes and children’s artwork.  And an additional three folks sent her an email.

To send the personal get well card, address it to: First Lady Casey DeSantis, State of Florida, The Capitol, 400 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001.  (If you only have time to send an email, send  it to her at with the subject line: “Get Well prayers for Casey.” You can Bcc me at

Glenda Haglund wrote, “Thank you for a wonderful idea and a way to encourage the First Family. We are proud Floridians and are grateful beyond words for the DeSantises.”

Marion Johnson wrote, “My children, Tanner and Mia, who are 9 and 11, wrote a letter to the First Lady of Florida.  Thank you for encouraging us to do that. Please know that as a result we plan to spend time weekly writing more people who are standing for freedom in our country, and to those who are making a difference for Christ.”

And Cathy Blake wrote, “We will be sending Casey DeSantis a get well card and some drawings. I told my children to start on that this morning, before our homeschool lessons.  Seven of our eight children were born in South Florida, and, I lived there for 30 years. Thank you for sharing that information with us and giving children the opportunity to pray for and serve someone!”

Two men killed by Rittenhouse were white

And finally, two corrections from Tuesday’s newscast.

First, we mistakenly reported that the two men whom Kyle Rittenhouse killed in August 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin were of a different ethnicity than Kyle.

Actually, Joseph Rosenbaum, age 36, and Anthony Huber, age 26, were also white, reports NBC News.

Summit Church does not require COVID vaccination to worship

Second, we incorrectly claimed that Summit Church in North Carolina, pastored by J.D. Greear, had announced that proof of COVID vaccination was a requirement to attend corporate worship.

Actually, out of their 10 campuses, only their Downtown Durham campus has a vaccination requirement because they are renting space from the Carolina Theatre, which is out of the church’s control.

As noted on Summit’s website for the Downtown Durham campus, the theatre itself requires everyone walking into their building to either be vaccinated or have received a negative COVID test within 72 hours. It applies to attendees of their productions as well as those who worship on Sunday morning at that rented Summit Church location.

We apologize for the inaccurate stories.  While we strive to uphold the highest standards of accuracy, we occasionally fall short.  Please forgive us.

In addition to this Summit Church story correction, we have emailed a letter of apology to Pastor J.D. Greear, asking for his forgiveness.


And that’s The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, November 17th, in the year of our Lord 2021. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I’m Adam McManus ( Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

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Sanctuary City for the Unborn likely in Curtis, Nebraska

Last week, the Curtis City Council in Nebraska voted in favor of the second reading of a Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance.

A final vote is scheduled for next month.

If passed, Curtis would become the third city in the state to ban abortions.

Dunning, Nebraska is also considering an anti-abortion ordinance.

38% of Protestant pastors ready to quit

A new Barna survey found 38% of Protestant pastors said they have given real, serious consideration to quitting full-time ministry within the last year. That’s up from 29% back in January.

Pastors under the age of 45 and pastors from mainline denominations were more likely to have considered quitting.

Galatians 6:9 says, “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”