Category Archives: world news

If this was a joke it might be funny, the UN  thinks Saudi Arabia is a good place to talk about women’s rights 

The United Nations is proving once again how out of step it is with western values.

Here is the story.

Freed American charity worker returns to US after Egypt detention ,( thank you President Trump )

Here is the story.

LGBTQ, transgender issues should be taught in nursery school, UK teachers’ union says

The story is here. By the way if you live in the UK, you might want to give hard thinking to removing your children from the government schools, along with the public nursery schools.

    The rest of us should do what we can to reach young people with the truth, or support those who do. Thank God for Christian ministries that are touching young people with the good news, such as CEF, and Youth for Christ.

midwife is being forced to perform abortions ( I guess she can’t make the choice to be pro life ) 

Swedish midwife loses fight to be exempt from performing abortions

Free Pastor Brunson, Now!

Please pray and speak out for Pastor Brunson. For the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.
“Please do not leave me in prison.” Those are the words of missionary Pastor Andrew Brunson to President Trump, as delivered to the U. S. Embassy in Turkey.
Shortly after the failed coup attempt in Turkey, Brunson was called in to for a “routine visa check.” But instead, he was arrested.
As Jordan Sekulow wrote at the website of the American Center for Law and Justice, “Pastor Andrew – a U.S. citizen – faces false charges in Turkey of ‘membership in an armed terrorist organization.’ After peacefully serving the people of Turkey for more than 23 years without any issues from the Turkish government, this U.S. citizen now languishes in prison.”
This, friends, is outrageous. Turkey is a member of NATO and a supposed ally.
You have one president. One congressman. Two senators. Please contact them. Tell them you expect them to work for the release of Pastor Andrew Brunson. You don’t know how to contact them? Come to BreakPoint.org, click on this Point commentary, and I’ll tell you how.

Children, and teens by law can not hear the good news in church 

Tajikistan (MNN) — A network of churches in Tajikistan is under heavy scrutiny. Their crime? Having children and teens under the age of 18 at religious services.
In Tajikistan, it’s illegal for underage minors to engage in religious activities, even if they’re with their parents. Several security officers attended Sunday services in two towns to film and take photos for evidence.

Kristin Wright, Advocacy Director with Open Doors USA, says they’re keeping an eye on the still-unfolding situation. “Since then, there’s been a criminal investigation against the church and against the members. These members are being questioned on a daily basis. It’s a situation of real concern for Christians, not just of this church, but churches across Tajikistan where these severe regulations really prohibit parents from even bringing their children to church and introducing them to the Gospel.

( Pray, and read the rest of the above story by clicking here. )

On World Down Syndrome Day, noting a Down’s holocaust

Iceland (MNN) — Today is World Down Syndrome Day, and people are celebrating friends and family with Down Syndrome and the joy they bring. Meanwhile, there is a Down Syndrome holocaust taking place in abortion facilities across the globe.
Earlier this year, Dr. Peter McParland spoke at the Citizens Assembly in Ireland advocating for a new, non-invasive prenatal blood test (NIPT). In his presentation, Dr. McParland praised prenatal screening in Iceland that has led to the abortion of 100 percent of babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome over five years.
That statistic comes from Iceland’s reports given from 2008-2012. But if the trend has continued since 2012, that would come to nearly a decade of all prenatally diagnosed Down Syndrome babies being aborted in Iceland.

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Danger keeps Omaha , Nebraska doctor from treating patients in South Sudan. Instead, he’ll treat them in Uganda

Today, Joseph Dumba, an Omaha family practitioner with an incredible back story, will begin his annual medical mission trip to Africa — his 11th.
But instead of going to his native South Sudan, where he has established a clinic that is funded in part by Omahans, Dr. Dumba will be in neighboring Uganda.
This year, it is simply too dangerous and difficult to go to South Sudan, where famine has added to the misery of civil war. Plus, many of the South Sudanese people who need Dr. Dumba’s care aren’t there anyway.
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British lawmakers should stay out of the dress code business 

LONDON – British lawmakers focused on footwear Monday, asking whether employers should be able to make women wear high heels as part of a corporate dress code.
Members of Parliament were to debate a ban on mandatory workplace high heels, in response to a petition started by a receptionist who was sent home without pay for wearing flat shoes.
Nicola Thorp was told in December 2015 that her shoes were unacceptable for a temporary assignment in London with finance firm PwC.
Her employment agency, Portico, had a dress code specifying that female workers must wear non-opaque tights, have hair with “no visible roots,” wear “regularly re-applied” makeup — and appear in shoes with a heel between 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters) high.

( Billy’s thoughts – This sounds like big brother. No government should tell a place of business they can not have some kind of dress code. These British lawmakers are wasting the time, and money of the people they are serving. Read the rest of this story. )

The lies that entangle North Korea

North Korea (MNN) — North Korea shows up in the headlines for a variety of reasons. Most recently, it’s been the country’s nuclear arms activity, and the murder of Kim Jong Un’s half-brother, Kim Jong Nam. But if we want to really characterize this country in a phrase, it’s safe to say that North Korea is tangled in lies and deception.

Patrick Klein of Vision Beyond Borders says he’s seen this deception first hand.
On one visit to the country, Klein asked his tour guide several basic questions about Kim Jon Un and his family. The tour guide responded by saying that information had not been released by the government. The people were kept from knowing even the most basic biographical information about their leader.
“There’s this real mystery about it that they can’t have information about his personal life, they can’t know anything about his marital status. We do know he’s been very brutal, even killing his uncle in North Korea for working too closely with the Chinese,” Klein says.
And yet, once outside the country, anyone can do a quick Google search to learn more about the family.

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