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A Shark That Eats Its Veggies?, 9/14/18, “A Shark That Eats Its Veggies?” [Excerpts]: A news item caught our eye this week. It was reporting on a study which found that the bonnethead shark (a smaller relative of Hammerhead sharks) actually eats and digests seagrass. Now, scientists have noticed these sharks eating seagrass for several years but, perhaps influenced by their evolutionary worldview, had assumed they were just eating the seagrass to get at crabs, shrimp, or small fish living in and around the seagrass.

Samantha Leigh, the study’s lead author made a couple of fascinating quotes in her Fox news interview. “We have always thought of sharks as strict carnivores, but the bonnethead is throwing a wrench into that idea by digesting a fair amount of the seagrass that they consume.”

“Given that bonnetheads have a digestive system that resembles that of closely-related species that we know to be strict carnivores, we need to re-think what it means to have a ‘carnivorous gut’.”

When you start from a biblical viewpoint, this study is not surprising at all. God created animals as well as humans to be vegetarian right from the beginning (Genesis:1:29–30). Evolutionists frequently bring up “strict carnivores” like sharks as supposed evidence against certain animals ever being vegetarian, thinking they are disproving what Scripture says. But time and time again, animals thought to be only carnivores are found to be vegetarian or omnivorous. This just further illustrates what the Bible says, that in the pre-Fall world there were no animals eating one another, no bloodshed, and no death. At the Fall, death, bloodshed, disease, and suffering entered all of creation, which now groans because of sin (Romans:8:20–22).


Executed For Failing To Recite Islamic Prayer, 9/18/18, “Kenyan worship leader one of two killed for failing to say Islamic prayer of faith” [Excerpts]: Two people were killed for failing to recite the Islamic statement of faith when militants, believed to belong to the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab, attacked their bus in eastern Kenya on Friday, 14 September.

Seven men stopped the bus while it was on its way to Garissa, between the towns of Iljara and Sangailu, and ordered passengers to show their IDs, a witness told local newspaper The Standard.

They then picked three passengers and “asked [them] to recite the Shahada [Islamic prayer of faith] and the seven verses of Suratul Fatiha [first chapter of the Quran],” the witness, a teacher, said.

Two of the three men were unable to do so and were executed on the spot.

One of the victims, Fredrick Ngui, in his late 20s [was] the East Africa Pentecostal Church worship leader....

He leaves behind a wife and two children. His funeral is planned for later this week in his hometown in Kitui County.

After they killed Ngui and another man, known only as Okoth, who was working on the bus, the suspects fled into the bush. 


Students Instructed To Write Gay Love Letters,..10/1/18, “Six-Year-Old School Children Instructed to Write Gay Love Letters to Make Them ‘Accepting of Diversity’” [Excerpts]: A video published by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) showing 6-year-old school children being instructed to write gay love letters has been causing a stir on social media. 

The video, originally uploaded to BBC Radio Manchester’s Facebook page, shows young children at Bewsey Lodge Primary School being instructed to write love letters from “Prince Henry” to his manservant, “Thomas”, with the teacher instructing her pupils: “You’re going to tell Thomas why it’s a brilliant idea for him to marry you.”

“This class of six-year-olds is learning about gay marriage. In this fairytale, the Prince wants to marry his [male] servant. And the children are writing a love letter.” 

“We also teach about racism, extremism and religion and the same philosophy filters through it all. I would challenge anyone who doubts the power of what we are trying to do around lgbt+ to come and talk to some of our little people. They could tell you about respect and how, if you want to wear a skirt for school and you’re a boy, it’s fine, if you have 2 mums or 2 dads as long as you’re loved it’s cool and there’s no such thing as boy’s and girl’s stuff it’s just—whatever!”