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The 700 Club - July 11, 2012

Kristi Watt's embarks on a journey to bring 'A Voice of Hope' to marriage-minded singles. Plus, New York Mets pitcher R. A. Dickey discusses his faith on the back drop of his career as a professional athlete. Read Transcript


Reporter: IT'S THE

SUMMER OF LOVE AND "THE 700

CLUB."

AND YOU'RE NOT REALLY FOR

MARRIAGE UNTIL YOU DON'T NOT

NEED ANYONE.

AND I SAID, YOU'RE HERE

WITH GUNS AND YOU CAN'T TELL

ME WHY.

AND THEY SAID, THAT'S

RIGHT.

Reporter: AND THEY'RE

HERE FOR YOU.

AND IF WE DON'T STAND UP,

WE DESERVE WHAT WE GET.

Reporter: PART THREE ON

"A NATION OF CRIMINALS," ON

TODAY'S "THE 700 CLUB."

Pat: WELCOME TO THIS

EDITION OF "THE 700 CLUB."

DELIGHTED TO HAVE YOU WITH

US.

AND NICE TO SEE YOU.

NICE TO SEE YOU, TOO,

PAT.

Pat: DO YOU KNOW WHAT

INTEREST RATE CONTROLS $

$800 TRILLION OF INTEREST

AROUND THE WORLD?

Kristi: ABSOLUTELY.

Pat: WHAT IS IT?

Kristi: I PREFER TO

KEEP THAT TO MYSELF.

Pat: DEEP IN THE

RECESSES.

Kristi: YEAH.

Pat: YOU MAY NOT HAVE

HEARD ABOUT IT, BUT MAYBE

YOU HAVE.

IT IS A LITTLE THING CALLED

LIBOR, L-I-L-O-R.

Kristi: EXACTLY.

THAT'S WHAT I WAS GOING TO

SAY.

Pat: IT MEANS LONDON IN

A BANK OFFERED RATE.

ON THE BASIS OF LIBOR,

$800 TRILLION OF DERIVATIVES

OF CONTRACTS OF MORTGAGES

ARE SET.

IF ANYBODY SAYS WHAT IS YOUR

MORTGAGE GOING TO BE, IT IS

GOING TO BE THREE POINTS

OVER LIBOR.

THAT'S THE WAY THEY WRITE

THEM.

WHAT IS LIBOR?

WELL, IT MEANS A GROUP OF

BANKS, A SMALL GROUP, MAYBE

AS MANY AS FIVE, GET

TOGETHER EVERY DAY, AND THEY

SAY, WHAT DO YOU RECKON THE

INTEREST RATES SHOULD BE IF

WE'RE LOANING MONEY.

AND IF THEY WANT TO LOOK

GOOD, THEY SAY WE CAN BORROW

MONEY AT 1.5%.

IF THEY WANT TO LOOK BAD,

THEY CAN USE 3%.

AND THEY USE THE TERM

"FIDDLE."

THE FIDDLE WITH THE RATES,

BUT THEY'RE NOT SUPPOSED

TO.

BARCLAYS BANK GOT CAUGHT

WITH THEIR HAND IN THE

TILL.

THEY WERE ACTUALLY JIGGERING

THE RATE.

BARCLAYS MAKES SOMEWHERE IN

THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF

$40 MILLION ON INTEREST

RATES.

IF YOU'VE GOT A DEAL AND YOU

CAN GET A HALF PERCENT MORE

ON THE INTEREST RATES YOU'RE

GETTING PAID, OR YOU GET

EXCUSED AT HALF A PERCENT --

BUT THEY TALK ABOUT BASES

POINTS.

20 BASES POINTS, 10 BASES

POINTS, AND THAT'S THE WAY

THEY DO IT EVERY DAY.

IT TURNS OUT THE BANKERS

HAVE BEEN CHEATING, AND THE

BANKS HAVE BEEN ROTTEN.

$800TRILLION.

YOU HEAR ABOUT LIBOR, AND

YOU YAWN, AND SAY BIG DEAL,

BUT IT AFFECTS WHAT YOU'RE

PAYING ON YOUR MORTGAGES AND

WHAT YOU'RE PAYING ON CREDIT

CARDS, AND UP AND DOWN THE

LINE.

IT USED TO BE SO-CALLED

PRIME.

PRIME DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING

ANY LONGER, BUT LIBOR DOES.

I GUF GIVE YOU A LITTLE

PRIMER ABOUT WHAT IS IN THE

NEWS.

THESE BANKS ARE GETTING

FINED HUGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY

FOR MANIPULATING THE KEY

INTEREST RATE.

Kristi: FASCINATING.

AND SPEAKING OF FASCINATING,

OBAMACARE.

Pat: I ASK YOU, COULD

THE I.R.S. FINE YOU IF YOU

DON'T BUY

GOVERNMENT-APPROVED

INSURANCE?

COULD THEY SEIZE YOUR

PROPERTY OR EVEN PUT YOU IN

JAIL IF YOU DON'T PAY THAT

MANDATE?

Kristi: PAT, THOSE ARE

JUST SOME OF THE VERY REAL

FEARS ABOUT WHAT WE COULD

ACTUALLY BE FACING IN THE

FUTURE.

DAVID BRODY HAS MORE.

Reporter: THIS WEEK IN

THE UNITED STATES HOUSE,

REPUBLICANS ARE BEHIND A

FULL-COURT PRESS TO REPEAL

THE OBAMACARE.

IN ONE DAY ALONE, THREE

SEPARATE HEARINGS EXPLORED

THE HEALTH REFORMS THAT WILL

AFFECT INCREAS DOCTORS AND

PATIENTS, AND THE ECONOMY

AND JOBS, AND ULTIMATELY

YOU, THE TAXPAYERS.

THEY ALLOWED IT TO STAND,

BASED ON THE FACT IT IS A

TAX.

BY THIS REASONING, IT TAX

SPEECH IT FINDS OFFENSIVE,

AND TAX PEOPLE WHO CHOOSE TO

GO TO CHURCH OR WHO DON'T.

Reporter: BUT STILL

ANOTHER TWO AND A HALF YEARS

BEFORE AMERICANS WILL HAVE

TO PROVIDE PROOF OF HEALTH

INSURANCE, THE QUESTION IS

WHETHER THE I.R.S. CAN DO

ITS CURRENT JOB OF

COLLECTING TAXES AND MANAGE

THE MANDATE FOR THE ENTIRE

COUNTRY.

THE LAW STATES THAT

TAXPAYERS CANNOT BE

CRIMINALLY PROSECUTED OR

SUBJECT TO A PENALTY FOR

FAILING TO BUY INSURANCE.

BUT SOME WONDER IF A FUTURE

CONGRESS COULD STRIP THAT

PART OF THE LAW.

WOULD THE I.R.S. BE ABLE

TO FINE PEOPLE WHO DON'T BUY

HEALTH SURE INSURANCE OR

SEIZE THEIR PROPERTY?

YES.

IF IT IS A CONSTITUTIONAL

TAX, AS CONGRESS HAS SAID,

CONGRESS COULD USE ALL OF

IT'S POWERS.

AND THERE WOULD BE

NOTHING TO REMOVE THAT

SUBSECTION IF THEY CHOSE?

ABSOLUTELY NOT.

Reporter: THE LAW SAYS

THE I.R.S. CAN'T SEIZE BANK

ACCOUNTS OR DOCK WAGES TO

COLLECT THE FINES.

IT CAN ONLY HOLD

INDIVIDUALS' TAX REFUNDS.

ANOTHER THING THE

REPUBLICANS WANT TO CORRECT

IS THE REQUIREMENT THAT ALL

EMPLOYERS PROVIDE BIRTH

CONTROL.

THEY WANT TO REPEAL THE

PENALTY TAX THAT WILL FINE

RELIGIOUS EMPLOYERS IF THEY

DON'T BUY IT BASED ON THEIR

RELIEF.

IF THESE TAXES ARE

LEVIED, THERE WILL BE NO

CHRISTIAN AFFILIATIONS IN

THIS COUNTRY.

Reporter: DEMOCRATS

CALL IT A WASTE OF TIME.

31 ATTEMPTS TYING UP THE

FLOOR OF THE HOUSE.

ONE IS ENOUGH.

Reporter: AND THOUGH

THE WHITE HOUSE HAS ISSUED A

VETO THREAT, THE SENATE'S

TOP REPUBLICAN IS PUSHING

FOR A SENATE BILL ON HIS

SIDE OF THE HILL.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS.

Pat: THANKS, DAVID.

ONE MORE SET OF

BUREAUCRACY.

ONE MORE SET OF TAXES.

ONE MORE DEMAND FOR

THOUSANDS OF THOUSANDS OF

NEW GOVERNMENT WORKERS TO

HARASS YOU.

AND RIGHT NOW WE STILL DON'T

UNDERSTAND WHAT'S GOING ON.

AND WHAT THIS IS IS A VOTE

TO GET PEOPLE ON RECORD

GOING INTO THE ELECTION, AND

THEY KNOW THAT.

THEY SAY WE'RE WASTING OUR

TIME -- NO, WE'RE NOT.

IT IS A CAMPAIGN TO GET

PEOPLE ON RECORD.

DO YOU SUPPORT IT, OR ARE

YOU OPPOSED TO IT.

BUT IT IS A DREADFUL LAW.

LEE WEBB HAS THE REST OF OUR

TOP STORIES FROM THE CBN

NEWS ROOM.

Reporter: PAT, A SECOND

MAJOR AMERICAN CITY IS

OPTING FOR BANKRUPTCY.

THIS TIME SAN BERNARDINO,

CALIFORNIA.

IT FOLLOWS THE CITY OF

STOMTON, CALIFORNIA.

SAN BERNARDINO IS BEHIND ON

ITS BUDGET BY $46 MILLION.

IT ALREADY HAS STOPPED

PAYING SOME VENDORS, AND MAY

NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE PAYROLL

ON THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.

THE CITY IS IN A REGION THAT

DID WELL IN THE HOUSING

BOOM, BUT SUFFERED AFTER THE

CRASH.

THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT IS

DEMANDING THAT IRAN RELEASE

YUSEF NARDARKHANI.

HE HAS BEEN IN PRISON FOR

MORE THAN 1,000 DAYS.

THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS

THE 34-YEAR-OLD EVANGELICAL

PASTOR COULD BE EXECUTED FOR

SIMPLY FOLLOWING THIS FAITH

IN CHRIST.

IN A RECENT LETTER, HE

WROTE: "IN THE FLESH, I WISH

THESE DAYS TO END, YET I

HAVE SURRENDERED MYSELF TO

GOD'S WILL."

A NEW COURT DATE FOR THE

PASTOR HAS BEEN SET FOR

SEPTEMBER 8th.

SCIENTISTS SAY THE LAST 12

DAYS WERE THE HOST IN THE

U.S.

THE WIDESPREAD DROUGHT IS

HURTING CROPS AND

LIVESTOCK.

CROPS IN 18 STATES ARE

SUFFERING BECAUSE OF THE

INTENSE HEAT AND LACK OF

RAIN.

30% OF CORN CROPS ARE NOW IN

POOR OR VERY POOR CONDITION,

AND THAT IS SENDING THE

PRICE OF CORN UP.

AND THAT IS BAD NEWS FOR

DAIRY, BEEF, AND CHICKEN

FARMERS WHO FEED THEIR

ANIMALS CORN.

IT HASN'T BEEN THIS BAD

SINCE 1988, AND, PAT, THAT

WAS A YEAR CONSIDERED A

DISASTER FOR CORN.

Pat: I HOPE THE FEDS

WILL GET OFF OF THIS CRAZY

ETHYLNON KICK.

BECAUSE IT IS GOING TO

PRODUCE THIS CRAZY

ATTITUDE.

THE GOVERNMENT'S

INTERFERENCE WITH FREE

MARKETS LEADS TO DISASTER,

AND THIS IS ANOTHER

DISASTER.

IT HAS PUSHED UP THE COST OF

CEREAL GRAINS AROUND THE

WORLD.

AND PEOPLE WHO DESPERATELY

NEED FOOD CAN'T GET IT

BECAUSE WE'RE WASTING THAT

CORN ON MAKING THIS VERY

EXPENSIVE FUEL ADDITIVE.

AND IF THERE WAS EVER

SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE

CHANGED IMMEDIATELY, IT IS

THE ETHANOL.

Reporter: A NEW VACCINE

COULD HELP PEOPLE BATTLE

OBESITY.

A NEW STUDY DESCRIBES HOW IT

WORKS.

IT STIMULATES THE IMMUNE

SYSTEM TO ATTACK A HORMONE

THAT SLOWS DOWN YOUR

METABOLISM.

THE VACCINE IS STILL IN THE

TESTING PHASE, BUT OBESE

MICE DROPPED 10% OF THEIR

BODY WEIGHT IN ONLY FOUR

DAYS ON THE DRUG.

PAT, IT HAS AN INTERESTING

NAME, "FLAB-JAB."

Pat: I THINK GREEN TEA

DOES PRETTY MUCH THE SAME

THING, BUT THEY DON'T HAVE

TO HAVE THE F.D.A. APPROVE

IT.

FLAB-JAB.

Kristi: WHATEVER

HAPPENED TO GO GOOD

OLD-FASHIONED DIET AND

EXERCISE.

COMING UP, THE LEGENDARY

GUITAR COMPANY RAIDED BY

FEDERAL AGENTS, WHO

CONFISCATED $1 MILLION WORTH

OF EQUIPMENT.

HERE IS A COMPANY, AN

ICONIC AMERICAN COMPANY, WHO

CREATES A PRODUCT HERE, AND

THEY ARE FACING THE

UNCERTAINTY AND THE

OVERREACH AND THE HEAVY HAND

OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT,

AND IT IS COMPLETELY

STANDING IN THE WAY OF THEIR

ABILITY TO DO THEIR JOB.

Kristi: OUR SERIES ON

THE "NATION OF CRIMINALS,"

CONTINUES ON "THE 700 CLUB,"

UP NEXT.

Reporter: THURSDAY...

WHAT'S MORE IMPORTANT,

PEOPLE OR MONEY?

Reporter: INSIDE THE

BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY THAT

IS PUTTING AMERICANS BEHIND

BARS.

YOU DON'T CARE FOR PEOPLE

BY PUTTING THEM IN PRISON

AND MAKING MONEY OFF OF

THEM.

Reporter: WE'LL TAKE A

LOOK AT THE BIG BUSINESS OF

PRIVATE PRISONS.

PLUS, GO BEHIND THE PULPIT

WITH MEGA PASTOR JOEL OS

OSTEIN.

THURSDAY ON "THE 700 CLUB."

Pat: YOU KNOW, GUITARS

ARE HOT IN OUR COUNTRY.

PEOPLE HAVE REALLY BEEN

PLAYING GUITARS, AND YOUNG

PEOPLE GET AND PLAY

GUITARS.

THE MOST FAMOUS GUITAR

COMPANY -- I GUESS FENDER

MAY BE WITH SOME PEOPLE, BUT

THE MOST FAMOUS GUITAR

COMPANY FOR SOME PEOPLE IS

THE GIBSON GUITAR COMPANY.

WOULD YOU BELIEVE FEDERAL

AGENTS, ARMED WITH GUNS,

RAIDED THE GIBSON GUITAR

COMPANY, AND BEGAN TO CHARGE

THEM WITH SOME KIND OF A

FEDERAL CRIME?

WE'RE GOING TO TELL YOU

ABOUT THAT.

AND YOU KNOW YOU -- YOU

COULD BE A FEDERAL

CRIMINAL.

IF YOU'RE OVER 18, THE

CHANCES ARE YOU'RE BREAKING

SOME LAW AND YOU JUST DON'T

EVEN KNOW ABOUT IT.

WASHINGTON HAS CREATED SO

MANY LAWS AND REGULATIONS,

THAT VIRTUALLY ANYBODY IN

THIS COUNTRY COULD BE

PROSECUTED FOR A FEDERAL

CRIME.

THERE ARE OVER 350,000, WHEN

YOU CONSIDER THE AGENCIES,

THAT HAVE CRIMINAL SANCTIONS

ATTACHED.

AND YOU MAY NOT EVEN KNOW

THAT LAW EXISTED.

BUT IT IS HAPPENING TO

PEOPLE ALL ACROSS THIS

COUNTRY, INCLUDING THE HEAD

OF ONE OF AMERICA'S MOST

FAMOUS BUSINESSES.

JOHN JESSOP HAS THE SHOCKING

STORY ON THE RAID ON THE

GIBSON GUITAR COMPANY.

HENRY JESKOWITZ FIRST

PICKED UP A GUITAR AS A KID,

INSPIRED BY THE BEATLES.

* WE'RE DR. PEPPER'S LONELY

HEARTS CLUB BAND *

Reporter: HIS JOURNEY

CAPTURES THE IDEA OF THE

AMERICAN DREAM, SAVING A

LEGENDARY COMPANY FROM GOING

OUT OF BUSINESS, GIBSON

GUITARS.

I THINK WE HAVE THE BEST

PEOPLE, AND WE HAVE THE BEST

GUITARS.

Reporter: HE HAS BECOME

THE FACE OF GIBSON, WHICH

PUT HIM IN THE FACE OF

FAMOUS NAMES, RANGING FROM

ENTERTAINMENT --

YOU HAVE BIG TIME

FRIENDS, I SEE TONY

BENNETT.

Reporter: TO THE WORLD

OF POLITICS.

BUT THESE DAYS HE IS OFTEN

STRUMMING THE BLUES.

BUT HIS COMPANY MIRED IN THE

MIDDLE OF NOT ONE, BUT TWO,

FEDERAL INVESTIGATIONS.

EARLY IN THE MORNING AND

I GOT A CALL AT HOME FROM

LEANN, AND HE SAID THERE ARE

FIVE GOVERNMENT GUYS IN YOUR

OFFICE.

Reporter: THE MOST

RECENT HAPPENED LAST AUGUST,

WHEN ARMED AGENTS FROM THE

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND

SECURITY RAIDED THEIR

FACTORIES AND REMOVED A

MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF

EQUIPMENT WITHOUT

EXPLANATION.

THEY SAID THEY COULDN'T

TELL ME BECAUSE THAT WAS

SEALED.

I SAID, YOU'RE HERE WITH

GUNS AND YOU CAN'T TELL ME

WHY?

AND THEY SAID, THAT'S

RIGHT.

Reporter: FIVE MONTHS

LATER, GIBSON STILL KNOWS

VERY LITTLE ABOUT THE

INVESTIGATION.

HE HAS BEEN VOCAL, CALLING

THE GOVERNMENT A BIG BULLY,

ABUSING ITS POWER, AND

VIOLATING HIS RIGHTS IN DUE

PROCESS.

WE HAVE HAD NO CHARGES

FILED, AND WE'VE HAD

DISASTEROUS IMPACT ON OUR

BUSINESS.

Reporter: NOW, THE

GIBSON INVESTIGATION CENTERS

ON THE MATURE USE TO MAKE

THE FINISHED BOARD.

THIS IS INDIAN ROSEWOOD, AND

WHILE THE MATERIAL IS

PERFECTLY LEGAL TO IMPORT,

WHAT IS AT DISPUTE IS THE

THICKNESS OF THE WOOD.

IT HINGES ON "THE LAZ LACY

ACT."

IN 2008, CONGRESS AMENDED

LAW, TO MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO

IMPORT, EXPORT, SELL,

RECEIVE, OR TRANSPORT ANY

PLANT, WITH REGARD TO ANY

FOREIGN LAW THAT PROTECTS

PLANTS.

GIBSON ARGUES IT DID ITS

BEST TO COMPLY WITH THE

LAWS.

USING WOOD CERTIFIED BY THE

INDEPENDENT STEWARTSHIP

COUNCIL.

BOTH INDIA AND

MADAGASCAR, WHO'S LAWS THE

GOVERNMENT IS CITING IN THIS

PROSECUTION, SAY THAT WE

HAVE DONE EVERYTHING

LEGALLY.

Reporter: HE SAYS

UNELECTED ENVIRONMENTAL

ATTORNEYS AT THE JUSTICE

DEPARTMENT THINK OTHERWISE,

AND APPEAR TO BE WORKING

TOWARDS A CONVICTION FOR

USING THE WRONG TARIFF CODES

FOR THE WRONG SIZE OF WOOD.

A CONVICTION THAT COULD

RESULT IN HUGE FINES AND THE

POSSIBILITY OF PRISON TIME.

IF YOU THINK THE GOVERNMENT

IS GOING AFTER GIBSON

BECAUSE IT IS A

MULTI-MILLION CORPORATION,

YOU'RE WRONG.

THEY GO AFTER THE LITTLE

GUY, TOO.

JUST ASK CRISTER EVERSON.

ONE MOMENT I'M MAKING

PLANS ON WHAT TO DO, AND THE

NEXT MOMENT I'M STARING THE

BARRELS OF MACHINE GUNS.

Reporter: FROM THE AGE

OF NINE, HE BECAME

FASCINATED BY SCIENCE,

EARNING AWARDS AND WINNING

PRIZES FOR HIS WORK.

HE EVENTUALLY STARTED HIS

OWN COMPANY, WORKING TO MAKE

HYDROGEN FUEL CELLS MORE

EFFICIENT.

BUT IN MAY OF 2004, HE SAYS

HIS DREAM TURNED INTO A

NIGHTMARE WHEN THEY ARRESTED

HIM.

WHAT MATTERS IS WHAT ARE

THEY GOING TO DO WITH ME?

ARE THEY GOING TO THROW ME

IN JAIL?

ARE THEY GOING TO LET ME

GO?

ARE THEY GOING TO SHOOT ME?

Reporter: WHAT DID HE

DO?

HE ATTACHED THE WRONG

SHIPPING LABEL TO SOMETHING

OWE SOLD ON eBAY.

WHILE THE JURY ACQUITTED

HIM, THE GOVERNMENT WOULDN'T

GIVE UP.

IT BROUGHT IN THE E.P.A. AND

DECIDED TO CHARGE HIM FOR

BREAKING AN ENVIRONMENTAL

LAW.

CLAIMING SEALED SUPPLIES

WORTH $100,000 WERE TOXIC

WASTE.

HE SPENT A TOTAL OF ONE YEAR

IN PRISON, AND SAYS HIS

AMERICAN NIGHTMARE LEFT HIM

WITH PLENTY OF DOUBTS ABOUT

GOVERNMENT OVERREACH.

I TOLD THEM, LOOK, I'M

DOING A GOOD THING HERE, AND

THEY DON'T CARE.

IN FACT, THEY USED WORDS I

USED AND TURNED THEM AROUND

ON ME.

AND THEY DON'T CARE.

Reporter: THE NUMBER OF

PEOPLE PUT IN FEDERAL

PRISONS HAS EXPLODED IN JUST

THE LAST TWO DECADES.

MANY OF THEM COME IN THE WEB

OF FEDERAL LAWS THEY DIDN'T

EVEN KNOW WERE CRIMES.

IT IS PART OF WHAT THEY CALL

"OVERCRIMINALIZATION."

WHERE EVEN MINOR THINGS CAN

BE PLACED WITH CRIMINAL

REGULATIONS.

THERE ARE 159,000 NEW

FEDERAL LAWS SINCE 1956.

THEY COVER VIRTUALLY EVERY

PART OF LIFE.

BUT MANY IN CONGRESS DON'T

REALIZE THE IMPACT OF THESE

LAWS WHEN IT IS TIME TO CAST

THEIR VOTES.

SO IF I APPLY THIS LAW TO

THIS PROCESS IN CONGRESS, I

SAY THEY'RE GUILTY, IT

DOESN'T MATTER THAT THEY

DIDN'T KNOW.

PUT THEM IN JAIL.

Reporter: EXPERTS SAY

OVERCRIMINALIZATION AND

OVERZEALOUS ENFORCEMENT OF

LAWS NOT ONLY BREED CONTEMPT

FOR THE JUSTICE SYSTEM, THEY

SAY IT IS BAD FOR BUSINESS.

IT IS HAS AN EFFECT ON

ANYONE WHO OWNS THE

COMPANY.

IT HAS AN EFFECT ON THE

EMPLOYS WHO WORK AT THE

COMPANY.

IF IT IS A PUBLICLY-HELD

COMPANY, IT HAS AN EFFECT ON

THE SHAREHOLDERS.

Reporter: TIMOTHY

O'TOOLE, SPECIALLIZING IN

CRIMINAL LAWS, SAY SOME

BUSINESS OWNER ARE SPOOFED.

SOME SAY IT IS NOT WORTH

IT.

IT LOOKS LIKE THE FOREIGN

MARKET WILL BE VERY

PROFITABLE FOR THEM.

AND THEY JUST DECIDE NOT TO

DO IT.

Reporter: THOSE

REQUIREMENTS AND REGULATIONS

HURT AMERICAN BUSINESSES,

PROFITS, AND JOB GROWTH.

THE SMALL BUSINESS

ADMINISTRATION ESTIMATES

REGULATIONS COST THE ECONOMY

$1.7 TRILLION A YEAR.

THE CASE AGAINST GIBSON

CARRIES WIDER IMPLICATIONS,

AFFECTING OTHER MUSIC AND

FURNITURE-MAKERS, AND ANY

COMPANY THAT USES RARE

WOOD.

HAVE YOU GOTTEN ANY ANSWERS

ON THAT?

NO, WE HAVE NOT.

Reporter: MARSHA

BLACKBURN IS BACKING

LEGISLATION THAT WOULD FIX

THE PROBLEMS COMPANIES LIKE

GIBSON ARE FACING.

HERE IS A COMPANY, AN

ICONIC AMERICAN COMPANY, WHO

CREATES A PRODUCT HERE, AND

THEY ARE FACING THE

UNCERTAINTY AND THE

OVERREACH AND THE HEAVY HAND

OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT,

AND IT IS COMPLETELY

STANDING IN THE WAY OF THEIR

ABILITY TO DO THEIR JOBS.

Reporter: JESKOWITZ IS

A CONSERVATIONIST, AND HE

STILL SUPPORTS THE OVERALL

GOAL OF THE LACY ACT, TO

PROTECT WILDLIFE, BUT HE

SAYS IF THE LAW STANDS, IT

COULD AFFECT MORE WOOD

AMERICANS CARRY WHILE

TRAVELLING.

IF YOU HAVE A GUITAR AND

LIPSTICK, THAT'S TWO

SEPARATE FORMS.

AND THEY CAN FINE YOU

$100,000 EACH, CONFISCATE

EACH, AND THEN UP TO A YEAR

IN PRISON FOR FILLING THE

FORM OUT INCORRECTLY.

Reporter: HE SAYS

THAT'S WHY HE IS TAKING A

STAND AND SPEAKING OUT,

TRYING TO MAKE SURE AMERICA

REMAINS THE SWEET LAND OF

LIBERTY AND NOT A NATION OF

CRIMINALS.

DEMOCRACY MEANS THAT EACH

AND EVERY ONE OF US IS

RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS COUNTRY

AND WHAT HAPPENS.

IF WE DON'T HAVE CITIZENS

THAT STAND UP AND BECOME

PART OF THE PROCESS TO MAKE

IT BETTER, THEN WE DESERVE

WHAT WE GET.

Reporter: JOHN JESSOP,

CBN NEWS, NASHVILLE.

Pat: THANKS, JOHN.

WE'VE BEEN TRYING, ON THIS

SERIES, TO ALERT YOU TO THE

DANGERS THAT ARE THERE,

BECAUSE THEY ARE VERY REAL.

THEY CAN AFFECT YOU OR YOUR

FAMILY OR YOUR LOVED ONES,

YOU'RE CHILDREN OR YOUR

GRANDCHILDREN CAN GET SWEPT

UP IN THIS WEB OF INCREASING

FEDERAL CONTROL.

I WANT TO SAY AGAIN WHAT

I'VE SAID EARLIER: WE HAVE

MORE PEOPLE IN AMERICA

INCARCERATED THAN OR

INCARCERATED IN CHINA AND

RUSSIA COMBINED.

NOW, THINK OF THAT.

CHINA IS A COMMUNIST

COUNTRY.

RUSSIA IS A FORMER COMMUNIST

COUNTRY.

WE HAVE MORE PEOPLE IN

PRISON IN THE LAND OF THE

FREE AND THE HOME OF THE

BRAVE THAN THOSE TWO

COUNTRIES COMBINED.

WE'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING

ABOUT IT.

I JUST WANT TO SOUND THE

ALARM.

IT IS NUTS.

AND WHAT THESE

BUREAUCRATS -- THEY LIVE IN

ANOTHER WORLD.

ALL THEY THINK ABOUT IS THE

LETTER THAT IS ON A PIECE OF

PAPER, AND THEY LOOK AT THIS

LETTER AND THEY SAY, THIS

SAYS YOU DID SOMETHING

WRONG, AND THEREFORE WE ARE

GOING TO PROSECUTE YOU.

AND WHO CARES ABOUT YOUR

BUSINESS AND YOUR EMPLOYEES

AND THE ECONOMY?

WE DON'T CARE ABOUT THAT.

ALL WE CARE IS GETTING

ANOTHER CUNE SKIN ON THE

WALL.

BANG, WE JUST KILLED ANOTHER

ONE.

THEY'VE GOT A CONVICTION AND

THEY GO TO CONGRESS AND SAY,

LOOK, WE JUST PUT 10 OF THEM

IN JAIL.

WELL, WHAT DID THEY DO?

IT DOESN'T MATTER.

THEY BROKE REGULATIONS.

IT'S GOT TO STOP.

WHAT ARE WE DOING WITH THESE

PRISONS?

WELL, WE'VE GOT TO FARM THEM

OUT.

WE CAN'T AFFORD TO BUILD ALL

OF THESE PRISONS, SO WE HAVE

THE CORRECTIONS CORPORATION

OF AMERICA THAT IS NOW

PICKING UP THE SLACK.

AND THEY'RE GETTING

GUARANTEED, IN CERTAIN

INSTANCES, A CERTAIN AMOUNT

OF PRISONERS.

SOME OF THE CONTRACTS SAY

YOU WILL HAVE AT LEAST 90%

OF YOUR BEDS FILLED.

YOU BUILD THE PRISONS, AND

WE'LL GET YOU THE PRISONERS,

THROUGH OUR SYSTEM THAT WILL

FILL THEM UP.

IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT IN

AMERICA?

PLEASE WRITE YOUR

CONGRESSMAN AND PLEASE START

WRITING AND TALKING ABOUT

IT.

THERE IS THE NUMBER,

224-3121.

YOU CAN SAY, I'M APPALLED AT

THE NUMBER OF CRIMES.

THE NEXT PRESIDENT, IF MITT

ROMNEY IS ELECTED, HE, BY

THE STROKE OF THE PEN, COULD

NULLIFY A GREAT NUMBER OF

THE LAWS, THE EXECUTIVE

ORDERS, THAT HAVE BEEN

ACCOMPANIED BY CRIMINAL

SANCTIONS.

HE CAN JUST SIGN AN

EXECUTIVE ORDER.

AND SAY, I NULLIFY ALL OF

THEM.

AND ALL OF THE FEDERAL

AGENCIES WOULD HAVE TO GO

THROUGH A COMMITTEE OF

CONGRESS TO MAKE SURE THERE

IS A LAW.

CONGRESS IS BAD ENOUGH, BUT

AT LEAST THEY WOULD HAVE

THAT CHECK.

AND UNTIL THEY DO, PEOPLE IN

PRISON, BECAUSE OF THOSE

REGULATIONS, WOULD BE

RELEASED.

IT WOULD MAKE A BLOW FOR

FREEDOM, AND IT OUGHT TO BE

DONE.

WELL, TOMORROW, WE'RE GOING

TO HAVE PART FOUR OF OUR

SPECIAL SERIES OF "THE

NATION OF CRIMINALS," , AND

WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT THE

MULTI-BILLION BUSINESS OF

KEEPING AMERICANS BEHIND

BARS IN PRIVATE PRISONS.

AND YOU CAN WATCH OUR ENTIRE

SERIES ONLINE ON

CBNNEWS.COM.

ARE YOU SHOCKED?

Kristi: I'M SHOCKED.

BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I LOVE,

THOUGH, PAT?

Pat: WHAT DO YOU LOVE?

Kristi: I LOVE THAT

HERE AT CBN WE'RE DOING SOME

COOL, CREATIVE, NEW THINGS.

IT OPENS UP YOUR EYES.

UP NEXT ON "THE 700 CLUB,"

MET'S PITCHER, R.E. DICKIE

TALKS ABOUT THE FASTBALL HE

NEVER SAW COMING.

I WAS AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD

BOY AND I WAS VICTIMIZED BY

A BABY-SITTER OVER A FEW

MOTHS OVER THE COURSE OF THE

SUMMER, AND THEN LATER IN

THE SUMMER, AS THE SUMMER

TURNED TO FALL, BY A

17-YEAR-OLD BOY.

Kristi: SEE HOW BEING A

VICTIM OF SEXUAL ABUSE

MOTIVATED THIS PLAYER TO

CONQUER MOUNT KILIMANJARO.

Pat: WELL, FOR THE

BASEBALL FANS, YOU KNOW THAT

LAST NIGHT THE NATIONAL

LEAGUE BLEW OUT THE AMERICAN

LEAGUE 8-ZIP IN BASEBALL'S

MID-SUMMER NIGHT CLASSIC.

R.A. DICKIE MADE HIS

ALL-STAR DEBUT, THROWING A

SCORELESS INNING WHEN HE

CAME OUT OF THE BULLPEN.

HIS KNUCKLE BALL HAS BEEN

CALLED ONE OF THE MOST

FIERCESOME PITCHES IN THE

LEAGUE OF BASEBALL.

HE IS AMONG THE LEADERS IN

STRIKEOUTS AND FEWEST RUNS

ALLOWED.

WHAT YOU'RE ABOUT TO SEE IS

A VERY DIFFERENT SIDE OF

R.A. DICKIE ON THE TOP OF

THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN

AFRICA.

REPORTER WES RICKERS BRINGS

US THIS AMAZING STORY.

I COULD FEEL ITS

PRESENCE, LIKE A GIANT BEAST

LURKING IN THE SHADOWS.

ONLY TIME WILL TELL IF THIS

BEAST WILL BE FRIEND OR

FOE.

Reporter: STRETCHING

NEARLY 20,000 FEET INTO THE

SKY, KILIMANJARO WAS THE

HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN AFRICA

AND THE TALLEST

FREE-STANDING MOUNTAIN IN

THE WORLD.

THIS PAST JANUARY, R.E.

DICKIE STOOD AT THIS SPACE

AND VOWED TO CONQUER THE

BEAST.

FOR ME, IT WAS TOUGH.

AND WE TOOK A SEVEN-DAY

ROUTE WHICH WOULD HELP US

CLIMATE TIE CLIMATIZE TO

THE CONDITIONS.

Reporter: R.A. DICKIE

WASN'T CLIMBING KILIMANJARO

BECAUSE HE WANTED

ADVENTURE.

HE CLIMBED BECAUSE HE WANTED

TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

HE JOINED TEEN CHALLENGE, A

GROUP DEDICATED TO END HUMAN

TRAFFICKING.

I FEEL LIKE GOD WAS

CALLING ME TO STEP OUT AND

TRY TO BRING AWARENESS TO

SOMETHING THAT SOMETIMES IS

LIKE A WHITE ELEPHANT IN THE

ROOM.

Reporter: R.A. DICKIE

BLOGGED ABOUT THE CLIMB ON

THE NEW YORK WEB SIGHT.

WEBSITE.

BUT THERE WAS ONE THING HE

LEFT OUT OF HIS ARTICLES,

THE ONE SECRET HE KEPT

HIDDEN FOR 20 YEARS.

WELL, I WAS AN 8-YEAR-OLD

BOY, AND IT WAS VICTIMIZED

BY A BABY-SITTER A FEW TIMES

OVER THE COURSE OF THE

SUMMER.

AND THEN AGAIN LATER IN THE

SUMMER, AS THE SUMMER TURNED

TO FALL, BY A 17-YEAR-OLD

BOY.

Reporter YOU FEEL LIKE

YOU'VE TAKEN PART IN

SOMETHING SO WICKED, THAT AT

SOME LEVEL IT HAS TO BE

PARTLY YOUR FAULT.

I CERTAINLY FELT LIKE I WAS

LESS THAN HUMAN, AND I

DIDN'T WANT TO TELL ANYBODY

ABOUT IT BECAUSE I FELT LIKE

THEY WOULD JUST THROW THEIR

ARMS UP AND WANT TO RUN THE

OTHER WAY.

THAT WAS A RISK I JUST WAS

UNWILLING TO TAKE.

Reporter: AS A KID,

R.A. DICKIE STARRED IN THE

FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, AND

BASEBALL TEAMS.

HE EVEN WON A POETRY

COMPETITION AT HIS SCHOOL.

BUT R.A. RIGHTS THAT THESE

WEREN'T JUST ACTIVITIES.

THEY WERE AN ESCAPE.

I FELT LIKE MY LIFE HAD A

LOT IN IT I COULD NOT

CONTROL.

SO I DEVELOPED MECHANISMS

FOR DEALING WITH PAIN AND

TRYING TO ESCAPE IT.

IT DID A LOT OF DAMAGE OVER

THE COURSE OF MY LIFE.

SPORTS OFFERED ME A

SANCTUARY IN THAT REGARD.

IT WAS SOMETHING THAT IF I

PUT IN THE TIME, I COULD BE

REALLY GOOD AT.

I ALWAYS FOUND REFUGE

THERE.

Reporter: HIS PARENTS

HAD DIVORCED WHEN HE WAS

JUST FIVE YEARS OLD.

HIS MOTHER WAS AN ALCOHOLIC,

SO WHEN HE WAS A TEENAGER,

HE MOVED IN WITH HIS

FATHER.

BUT THAT DIDN'T MAKE THINGS

BETTER.

SOME NIGHTS HE STAYED OVER

AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE.

OTHERS, HE BROKE INTO VACANT

HOMES IN HIS NEIGHBORHOOD

AND SLEPT THERE.

I WOULD PARK AROUND THE

CORNER AND I WOULD HIDE

OUT.

I JUST HAD IT DOWN.

BUT AT LEAST THAT WAS A

LONELINESS OF MY CHOOSING.

AT LEAST, AGAIN, I HAD

CONTROL.

THERE WAS A CERTAIN AMOUNT

OF PEACE I FELT THEN.

Reporter: AS HE GOD

OLDER, R.A. CONTINUED TO

EXCEL IN SPORTS.

HE WENT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF

TENNESSEE AND BECAME AN

ACADEMIC ALL AMERICAN.

IN 1996, HE WON A BRONZE

MEDAL DURING THE OLYMPIC

GAMES AND WAS DRAFTED BY THE

TEXAS RANGERS.

THE RANGERS OFFERED HIM AN

$800,000 CONTRACT UNTIL THEY

NOTICED HIS ARM WAS HANGING

A LITTLE FUNNY.

DOUG MELVIN WAS THE

GENERAL MANAGER OF THE TEXAS

RANGERS AT THE TIME, AND HE

LOOKED ACROSS THE TABLE AND

SAID WE WANT YOU TO GET A

SECOND OPINION.

BUT RIGHT NOW WE DON'T KNOW

IF WE WANT TO DRAFT YOU.

Reporter: AFTER THE

TEST, THEY SAID HE SHOULDN'T

BE ABLE TO TURN A DOORKNOB

WITHOUT PAIN, LET ALONE

THROW A BASEBALL.

I THOUGHT THIS COULD

MEAN I WILL NEVER GET A

CHANCE TO PLAY PROFESSIONAL

BASEBALL.

WHEN I SAT DOWN ACROSS THE

DESK FROM DOUG AND HE SAID,

I'M SORRY, WE'RE TAKING IT

AWAY.

I STOOD UP AND SHOOK HIS

HAND AND I WALKED OUT.

Reporter: THE RANGERS

SLASHED THEIR OFFER BY OVER

90%.

DICKIE SIGNED ANYWAY.

AND WHILE HE NEVER

EXPERIENCED ARM PROBLEMS,

HIS CAREER WAS

DISAPPOINTING.

HE HAD TO MAKE A MAJOR

CHANGE, SO HIS PITCHING

COACH SUGGESTED HE ADOPT THE

KNUCKLE BALL.

NOW, THE KNUCKLE BALL IS ONE

OF THE HARDEST PITCHES TO

HIT, BUT IT IS ALSO ONE OF

THE HARDEST PITCHES TO

THROW.

ON APRIL 6, 2006, R.A.DICKIE

WASN'T ONE OF THEM.

A SWING AND A LONG BLAST

TO LEFT FIELD.

THIS IS ANOTHER TIGER

HOMERUN.

Reporter: IN HIS FIRST

AND ONLY START FOR THE

RANGERS, R.A. GAVE UP A

MAJOR SIX HOMERUNS IN ONE

GAME.

HE WAS PROMPTLY SENT TO THE

MINORS.

PEOPLE PRETEND THEY DON'T

HEAR THE CROWD, BUT WHEN

YOU'RE WALKING OFF AFTER AN

INNING LIKE THAT, YOU HEAR

EVERY BOO.

AND YOU FEEL LIKE IT IS ALL

FOR NOTHING.

Reporter: WITH HIS

CAREER IN

SHAMBLES,

AND HIS

LIFE STILL HAUNTED BY THE

ABUSE, R.A. WENT TO A

COUNSELLOR AND DECIDED TO

REVEAL EVERYTHING.

I WAS DEALING WITH THINGS

FROM SUICIDAL THOUGHTS TO,

YOU KNOW, ANY KIND OF ESCAPE

THAT I COULD THINK OF THAT

CROSSED MY MIND.

GOD USED THAT MAN TO REALLY

SAVE MY LIFE.

Reporter: AFTER TRYING

TO DEAL WITH HIS PAIN

HIMSELF, R.A. ASKED GOD FOR

HELP AND GOD ANSWERED.

I FELT GOD SAY TO ME,

YOU'VE BEE BEEN RUNNING AND

HIDING LONG ENOUGH.

I HAVE GOT SOMETHING ELSE

FOR YOU.

AND SO I TOOK THE STEP OF

FAITH.

AND ONCE I TOOK THE STEP OF

SAYING I WAS ABUSED, AND

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED, I

FELT LIKE SOMEBODY HAD TAKEN

THE WORLD OFF MY SHOULDERS.

Reporter: WITH A

RENEWED FOCUS IN LIFE, R.A.

CONTINUED TO PLAY

BASEBALL

AND FINALLY CONTAINED THE

KNUCKLE BALL.

HE JOINED THE NEW YORK METS

AND POSTED SOME OF THE BEST

IN THE LEAGUE.

I FELT LIKE I WAS TRYING

TO CONTROL THINGS, PEOPLE

AND SPORTS, AND IT WASN'T

WORKING.

GOD BROUGHT ME TO THE PLACE

WHERE HE SAID, ENOUGH.

GIVE IT UP.

SURRENDER IT.

AND THE MORE I TRUSTED GOD,

THE BIGGER HE GOT.

Reporter: AS R.A.

DICKIE ASCENDED KILIMANJARO,

HE DEALT WITH HALLUCINATIONS

AND SHORTNESS OF BREATH, BUT

HE WOULDN'T STOP.

AS A FELLOW VICTIM OF SEXUAL

ABUSE, HE KNEW HE HAD TO

HELP.

I THOUGHT ABOUT AS DARK

AND COLD AS I MAY BE, HOW

DARK ARE THEY IN THE RED

LIGHT DISTRICTS OF MUMBAI.

THAT GAVE ME MORE STRENGTH.

Reporter: DONE BELOW

AND MILES AWAY, THE NEW YORK

METS WERE GETTING READY FOR

ANOTHER SEASON.

BACK AT HOME, HIS WIFE WAS

CARRYIN CARING FOR THE

NEWEST EDITION TO HIS?

FAMILY, THEIR FOURTH CHILD.

ACROSS THE WORLD, MUMBAI

TEAM CHALLENGE RAISED MORE

THAN $200,000 BECAUSE OF THE

CLIMB.

AND R.A. DICKIE REACHED THE

TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN AND

LOOKED DOWN.

THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS

THAT HADN'T GONE TO SCRIPT

FOR ME, BUT GOD HAS HAD

SOMETHING BETTER.

AND ONLY IN REFLECTION CAN

YOU REALLY SEE IT.

BECAUSE HE HAS GIVEN ME NOT

JUST A SECOND CHANCE, BUT A

THIRD CHANCE AND A FOURTH

CHANCE AND A FIFTH CHANCE,

TO INFINITY.

AND WHAT A SAVIOR, YOU

KNOW.

AND THAT IS WHO HE IS TO ME:

HE IS A SAVIOR.

IT IS SUCH A SWEET

RELATIONSHIP.

Pat: WHAT AN INCREDIBLE

DIE. INCREDIBLE-- INCREDIBLE

GUY, R.A. DICKIE.

AND A KNUCKLE BALL -- IT

ISN'T EASY, BUT HE IS DOING

IT.

AND RUNNING WITH AN

INJURED -- OR A DEFORMED

ARM, I GUESS YOU WOULD CALL

IT, BUT GOD STILL HAS HIM IN

THE MAJORS, WINNING GAMES.

HE HAS LEARNED THE SECRET.

THE SECRET IS JESUS.

JESUS CAN TAKE ALL OF THE

PROBLEMS, AND HE CAN MAKE

YOU NEW.

HE CAN GIVE YOU NEW, AND

TAKE AWAY THE STAINS OF THE

PAST.

WHETHER YOU DID IT, OR

SOMEBODY DID IT TO YOU.

HE CAN MAKE IT BETTER.

IF YOU WANT PRAYER AND YOU

WANT SOMEBODY TO PRAY WITH

YOU, PICK UP THE PHONE AND

CALL IN.

SOMEBODY IS HERE WHO LOVES

YOU.

1-800-759-0700.

WELL, MORE IS COMING UP ON

"THE 700 CLUB," AND KRISTI

HAS SOMETHING SHE'S VERY

PROUD OF.

KRISTI?

Kristi: I AM, PAT.

I HAVE TO TELL YOU.

SOME GREAT ADVICE FOR THOSE

WHO ARE LOOKING FOR LOVE,

AND EVEN MARRIAGE.

YOU'RE NOT TRULY READY

FOR MARRIAGE UNTIL YOU DON'T

NEED ANYONE.

I LOVE IT.

IF YOU CAN'T WAIT TO GET

MARRIAGE AND YOU'RE PURSUING

ANYTHING FOR MARRIAGE AND

YOU'LL DO ANYTHING FOR

MARRIAGE, YOU'RE A DANGEROUS

PERSON.

YOU'RE A PARASITE WAITING

FOR A HOOK.

Kristi: AS WE KICK OFF

A BRAND NEW SERIES CALLED "A

VOICE OF HOPE."

E

Reporter: WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

THE RADICAL ISLAMIST GROUP,

BOKO HARAM, IS CLAIMING

RESPONSIBILITY FOR RECENT

ATTACKS AGAINST CHRISTIAN

VILLAGES IN NIGERIA.

HUNDREDS OF ASSAILANTS,

ARMED WITH GUNS AND

MACHETES, STORMED A DOZEN

CHRISTIAN VILLAGES SATURDAY,

KILLING 58 PEOPLE.

THE GROUP SAYS CHRISTIANS

WILL NOT KNOW PEACE AGAIN IF

THEY DO NOT ACCEPT ISLAM.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE

CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION IN

NIGERIA SAYS THE U.S. SHOULD

DECLARE BOKO HARAM A

TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.

CHRISTIANITY WILL ONE DAY

TRANSFORM COMMUNIST CHINA.

THAT'S THE OPINION OF BOB

FU.

PRESIDENT OF THE HUMAN

RIGHTS GROUP "CHINA AID."

FOO SPOKE BEFORE A HOUSE

HEARING ON CHINA'S ONE-CHILD

POLICY.

AND HE SAYS CHRISTIANS ARE

STANDING UP TO THAT LAW THAT

RESTRICTS MARRIED URBAN

COUPLES FROM HAVING ONLY ONE

CHILD AND FORCING OTHER

CHILDREN TO BE ABORTED.

FOO BELIEVES CHINA IS ON ITS

WAY TO BECOMING A NATION

THAT PROMOTES PEACE AND

JUSTICE.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND KRISTI WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

AFTER THIS.

Kristi: CAN I TELL YOU

HOW EXCITED I AM?

LET ME TELL YOU WHY.

FOR WEEKS WE'VE BEEN TELLING

YOU THAT SOMETHING EXCITING

HAS BEEN, YOU KNOW, COMING

UP.

TODAY IS THE DAY.

WE'RE KICKING OFF A BRAND

NEW SERIES CALLED "A VOICE

OF HOPE."

IT REALLY IS THE ESSENCE AND

IT IS ABOUT CHRISTIAN

SINGLES.

ABOUT A YEAR AGO, THE LORD

WAS SPEAKING TO MY HEART.

I WAS LOOKING AT HOW THERE

ARE SO MANY CHRISTIAN

FAMILIES IN TURMOIL, AND

CHRISTIAN MARRIAGES IN

CHALLENGES, AND THE

CHRISTIAN SINGLE SEEMS TO BE

SITTING AT THE VERY BACK OF

THE CHURCH.

I STARTED THINKING, AND I

SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT, LORD,

WE'VE GOT TO START

ADDRESSING DIFFERENT ISSUES

THAT DEAL WITH CHRISTIAN

SINGLES.

SO FOR THE PAST MONTH, A

GROUP OF US HERE AT CBN HAVE

DONE THAT VERY THING.

AND YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE

IT.

EVERY WEDNESDAY.

AND IT BEGINS WITH THIS VERY

FIRST SEGMENT CALLED "ARE

YOU DATEABLE?"

IT'S A QUESTION, BUT IT IS

ONE WE ALL NEED TO ANSWER,

TOO.

TAKE A LOOK.

H'MMM...CAN I EVER TRUST

AGAIN?

WILL THEY LEAVE ME IF

THEY TRULY SEE ME?

AM I MAN ENOUGH?

I CAN'T TAKE ANOTHER

BROKEN HEART.

WHAT IF THEY HURT MY

KIDS?

WILL THEY LEAVE ME, TOO?

WILL I EVER TRULY FIND

LOVE?

H'MMM...

*

* TO YOUR WILL

* TO YOUR WAY

* I'LL SAY YES

* WHATEVER YOU WANT ME TO

DO *

* I WILL TRUST YOU

* AND YOUR WAY

I CAN BE REAL AND OPEN.

MY STRUGGLE WITH TRUST IS

I'M NOT WANTING TO BE HURT

ANYMORE.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW A

MAN CAN MAKE A VOW AND

CHOOSE TO WALK AWAY FROM

THAT WOMAN AND THREE

BABIES.

ONE OF MY GREATEST FEARS

IS, WHEN THEY GET TO KNOW

ME, THEY WON'T LIKE ME.

I'LL BE TOO BORING.

I HAVE KIDS.

I DON'T WANT TO FIND OUT ONE

DAY YOU HAVE A SECRET, A BIG

SECRET, AND YOU NEVER --

IT HURTS YOUR CHILD?

YEAH.

THAT'S A BIG DEAL.

THERE HAVE BEEN PEOPLE

THAT HAVE GONE OFF AND GOT

MARRIED AND THEY THOUGHT

THEY WERE THE ONE, BUT IT

TURNED OUT TO BE THAT IT

WASN'T THE RIGHT PERSON GOD

HAD PLANNED FOR THEM.

I WANT TO SEE SOMETHING

IN THE BEGINNING THAT IS

WORTH INVESTING MY TIME

INTO, AND NOT SETTLING.

ESSENTIALLY WHAT WE ALL

WANT TO KNOW, WHERE ARE MY

GUARANTEES?

IF I DIVE IN WITH BOTH FEET

INTO THIS RELATIONSHIP, HOW

DO I KNOW I'M NOT GOING TO

DROWN ARE BE LEFT ALONE.

SOMEONE IS GOING TO SWIM OFF

AND LEAVE ME THERE.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT THE ANSWER

IS?

WE DON'T.

EVERY LIFE CHOICE IS FILLED

WITH UNCERTAINTY.

AND AT THE HEART OF IT, THE

JOURNEY IS THE SAME.

IT IS A JOURNEY OF TRUSTING

GOD.

Kristi: I SPOKE WITH A

LOT OF MEN AND WOMEN, AND

MANY OF THEM HAVE LOST

HOPE.

THEY FELT DISCOURAGED.

THEY FELT LIKE, CAN I EVER

LOVE AGAIN?

AND IF I LOVE AGAIN, CAN I

TRUST AGAIN?

AND ALL OF THESE IFs, AND

ALL OF THESE QUESTIONS.

SO I STARTED TO THINK

MYSELF, HOW CAN WE GIVE

PEOPLE HOPE?

WELL, I THINK FIRST OF

ALL, ALL OF LIFE IS AN ACT

OF FAITH.

IT'S MORE FAITH THAN HOPE.

AND IT IS FAITH THAT GIVES

YOU HOPE.

AND FAITH IS SOMETHING THAT

HAS TO DO WITH YOU TRUSTING

SOMEONE THAT MAY DISAPPOINT

YOU.

WHEN YOU GO TO BUY A CAR AND

YOU PURCHASE A CAR AND YOU

PAY THE MONEY, YOU DON'T

KNOW THAT EVERYTHING THEY

SAY ABOUT THAT CAR IS TRUE.

EVERYTHING IS AN ACT OF

FAITH.

AND SO I THINK THAT'S WHERE

TRUST COMES IN AGAIN.

FAITH PRODUCES TRUST.

YOU KNOW, I HAVE TO LEARN TO

TRUST A PERSON.

NOW, TRUST IS NOT A GIFT.

AND TRUST IS NOT A GIFT OF

THE HOLY SPIRIT, EITHER.

TRUST IS A PRODUCT OF TEST

OVER TIME.

HOW DO THEY RESPOND WHEN

THINGS GO WRONG?

HOW DO THEY ACT WHEN THINGS

GO GOOD?

WHAT DO THEY DO WHEN THEY

ARE DISAPPOINTED?

WHAT IS THEIR TEMPERMENT

WHEN THINGS DON'T WORK THE

WAY THEY WANT IT TO.

THE QUESTION WE ASK IS: DO

YOU LOVE ME?

THAT'S THE WRONG QUESTION.

THE RIGHT QUESTION SHOULD

BE: DO YOU LOVE YOU?

WE NEVER ASK THAT QUESTION.

A PERSON WHO HATES

THEMSELVES CANNOT LOVE YOU.

A PERSON WHO HAS DEEP LOW

SELF-ESTEEM, THEY CAN NEVER

LOVE YOU.

CAN ONLY LOVE PEOPLE THE

SAME DEGREE YOU LOVE

YOURSELF.

ACCORDING TO JESUS CHRIST

HIMSELF, HE SAID THEY WORDS:

"THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT IN

THE LAW IS NOT TO LOVE

ANOTHER PERSON.

IT IS TO LOVE GOD FIRST.

."

HE DIDN'T SAY TO LOVE YOUR

NEIGHBOR FIRST, HE SAYS TO

LOVE YOURSELVES, THEN YOU

CAN LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR.

THE BAGGAGE, THE PROBLEMS,

THE DEPRESSION, THE

FRUSTRATION, THE SECRETS,

THE HABITS -- IN ALL OF THIS

STUFF WE TELL SOMEONE TAKE

ME HOME.

YOU NEED TO BUILD YOURSELF

FIRST.

THIS IS WHY THE FIRST THING

THAT GOD CREATED ON EARTH

WAS NOT A COUPLE.

HE CREATED A SINGLE.

AND WHAT'S AMAZING IS GOD

NEVER HAD THAT SINGLE COME

TO HIM AND SAY, I NEED A

MATE.

ADAM WAS SO PREOCCUPIED

FULFILLING HIS ASSIGNMENT,

HE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HE

NEEDED SOMEONE.

IF YOU READ THE BIBLE

CAREFULLY, GENESIS 2: 18, IT

WAS GOD WHO SAID ADAM NEEDED

SOMEONE.

IN OTHER WORDS, YOU'RE NOT

TRULY READY FOR MARRIAGE

UNTIL YOU DON'T NEED

ANYONE.

IF YOU CAN'T WAIT TO GET

MARRIAGE AND YOU'RE PURSUING

MARRIAGE, AND YOU'D DO

ANYTHING FOR MARRIAGE,

YOU'RE A DANGEROUS PERSON

BECAUSE YOU'RE LIKE A

PARASITE LOOKING FOR A

HOST.

BUT I HEAR PEOPLE SAYING,

HOW DO I DO IT?

HOW DO I BECOME A WHOLE

PERSON?

HOW DO I HAVE A HEART FOR

THE LORD?

HOW DO I?

HOW DO I?

JESUS ANSWERED THE

QUESTION.

> HE SAYS, THE GREATEST

COMMANDMENT IN THE LAW IS TO

LOVE THE LORD.

THAT SOUNDS SIMPLE, BUT THAT

NEEDS TO BE STUDIED FOR SIX

MONTHS.

THAT MEANS PURSUE GOD, STUDY

GOD, GET TO KNOW GOD.

WHY?

HERE IS WHY: BECAUSE YOU AND

I ARE A PIECE OF GOD POURED

OUT.

SO HE IS A OUR SOURCE.

AND THE ONLY WAY TO DISCOVER

WHO YOU REALLY ARE IS TO

COME BACK AND STUDY YOUR

THOUGHTS.

SO IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHO

YOU ARE, YOU DON'T TRY TO

LEARN WHO YOU ARE BY FINDING

OTHER PEOPLE, ASKING THEM.

NO PSYCHOLOGIST CAN GIVE YOU

VALUE.

NO PSYCHIATRIST CAN GIVE YOU

SANITY.

YOU NEED TO GO BACK TO THE

SOURCE OF YOUR LIFE AND

DISCOVER HIS VALUE.

THIS IS WHY -- I LOVE THIS,

YOU KNOW.

EVERY TIME I THINK I'VE GOT

IT, I THINK OF GOD LIKE A

BOTTLE OF WATER.

AND I THINK OF MAN LIKE GOD

POURING A LITTLE BIT OUT IN

A GLASS, AND ASKING YOU

WHAT'S IN THE GLASS, AND THE

ANSWER IS WHATEVER IS IN THE

BOTTLE.

WHATEVER THE QUALITIES ARE

IN THE BOTTLE ARE IN THE

GLASS.

BUT IF YOU HAVE BEEN AWAY

FROM THE BOTTLE FOR SO LONG,

AND DON'T KNOW WHO YOU ARE,

THEN YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR

QUALITY, YOUR VALUE, YOUR

SELF-CONCEPT, YOUR

SELF-ESTEEM -- ALL OF THAT

IS LOST.

I DISCOVERED WHO I WAS WHEN

I DISCOVERED GOD.

YOU ARE JUST LIKE YOUR

FATHER, GOD.

HERE IS MY POINT: YOU ARE

DATEABLE WHEN YOU CAN BRING

CONTRIBUTION OR VALUE TO

SOMEONE ELSE.

YOU ARE DATEABLE WHEN YOU

DISCOVERED SO MUCH TRUTH

ABOUT YOURSELF AND SO MUCH

VALUE IN YOURSELF, THAT YOU

WOULD BE AN ASSET TO A

PERSON RATHER THAN A

DEFICIT.

THAT'S WHY IT IS IMPORTANT

TO DISCOVER YOUR PURPOSE AND

YOUR VISION FOR LIFE BEFORE

YOU EVEN MEET SOMEONE.

IN OTHER WORDS, WHEN YOU ARE

SEPARATE, YOU KNOW YOU ARE

IMPORTANT.

WHEN YOU ARE UNIQUE, YOU

KNOW YOU HAVE QUALITY.

WHEN YOU ARE WHOLE, YOU

DON'T NEED ANYONE TO MAKE

YOU COMPLETE.

NOW THAT'S THE KIND OF

PERSON YOU WANT TO MARRY.

* I WILL TRUST YOU

Kristi: MYLES MONROE,

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT, THAT IS

ONE, LORD WILLING, OF SEVEN

MORE TO COME.

YOU LIKED IT?

Pat: HE IS BRILLIANT.

WHAT HE HAS TO SAY, IT'S

JUST TERRIFIC.

HE LIVES IN THE BAHAMAS.

Kristi: HE LIVES IN THE

BAHAMAS, AND HE IS SO FULL

OF KNOWLEDGE.

HE HAS WRITTEN SO MANY

BOOKS.

HE WROTE THIS ONE CALLED

"WAITING AND DATING," AND HE

TALKS ABOUT THE ESSENCE OF

THE CHRISTIAN SINGLE.

NEXT WEDNESDAY WE HAVE --

IT'S GOING TO FOCUS ON THE

GUYS.

SO THIS IS WHAT WENT DOWN.

THIS IS WHY I LOVE THIS.

WHEN I DID A FOCUS GROUP, I

INTERVIEWED ALL OF THESE

MEN, AND ALL OF THESE MEN

SAID GOD CALLS ME TO THE

SPIRITUAL HEAD OF THE

FAMILY, BUT WHAT IN THE

WORLD DOES THAT LOOK LIKE

AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN.

WHEN I INTERVIEWED THE

WOMEN, THE WOMEN SAID I'M A

CHRISTIAN AND I LOVE THE

LORD, BUT IN MY

RELATIONSHIPS, THE GUY IS

NOT STRONG ENOUGH

SPIRITUALLY.

SO WHAT DOES GOD SAY A

LEADER LOOKS LIKE?

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TALKING

ABOUT NEXT WEEK.

ARE YOU A LEADER?

THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK.

AND YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS

IT.

AND YOU CAN ALSO WATCH ALL

OF THE SEGMENTS ON OUR

"VOICE OF HOPE" WEB PAGE.

AND YOU CAN SEE THE MYLES

MONROE INTERVIEW, AND YOU

CAN START TO SEE ALL OF THE

SEGMENTS -- YOU CAN SEE THEM

FOR THE NEXT, UP COMING

WEEK.

CHUCK COLTON IS OUR NEXT

GUY.

AND REALLY QUICK, TOO, IF

YOU HAVE A QUESTION, GO TO

CBN.COM.

WHATEVER QUESTION YOU HAVE

FOR THE NEXT WEEK, PAT AND I

ARE GOING TO ANSWER THAT ONE

THE NEXT WEEK.

Pat: OH, BOY.

LET'S GET TO THE E-MAILS.

Kristi: KAREN SAYS, "I

WAS IN A SERIOUS

RELATIONSHIP FOR SEVERAL

YEARS.

HE ENDED IT AND I WAS HURT.

NOW HE KEEPS CONTACTING ME

SAYING HE WANTS TO REMAIN

FRIENDS.

I THINK HE MAY EVEN WANT TO

RECONCILE.

I'M HAVING A HARD TIME

BECAUSE HE HURT ME.

IS THIS GOD'S WAY OF TESTING

ME TO SEE IF I'M STRONG

ENOUGH, OR IS IT GOD'S WAY

OF SHOWING ME WE NEED TO BE

TOGETHER?"

Pat: I THINK HE IS

PLAYING WITH YOU.

THE RELATIONSHIP I'M

FAMILIAR WITH IS CALLED

MARRIAGE.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE

DOING, WHETHER YOU'RE HAVING

SEX TOGETHER OR WHETHER

YOU'RE JUST SHARING HAPPY

TIMES, BUT SOONER OR LATER

IT HAS GOT TO RESULT IN

MARRIAGE OR YOU'RE IN FOR

TROUBLE.

AND THAT'S WHAT IT IS.

SO THIS GUY DOESN'T WANT

COMMITMENT.

HE DOESN'T WANT TO BE

BOTHERED.

HE DOESN'T WANT TO HAVE

CHILDREN.

HE DOESN'T WANT TO BE A

BREAD WINNER AND HAVE

RESPONSIBILITY.

HE JUST WANTS TO PLAY.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PLAY

THING, BY ALL MEANS, SEE

MORE OF HIM.

BUT IF I WERE YOU, I WOULD

LEAVE OFF THE KEY, LEE, AND

GET OUT THE BACK, AND ALL OF

THAT STUFF AND GET YOURSELF

FREE.

Kristi: LAURA SAYS,

"I'VE BEEN MARRIED FOR

ALMOST NINE MONTHS, AND MY

HUSBAND WANTS TO END IT.

I WANT US TO GET MARRIAGE

COUNSELLING, BUT HE WON'T

CONSIDER IT.

WE'RE BOTH CHRISTIANS, AND

WHAT SHOULD I DO AND HOW

SHALL I CONVINCE HIM WHEN HE

SEES SO DIFFICULT?"

Pat: YOU CAN'T FORCE

HIM TO DO ANYTHING, BUT I

THINK YOU NEED TO PRAY AND I

THINK YOU NEED TO COMMIT HIM

TO THE LORD.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND, NINE

MONTHS -- WHY DID HE MARRY

IN THE FIRST PLACE.

THERE HAS GOT TO BE

SOMETHING MORE.

WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH IN A

QUESTION LIKE THAT TO GIVE

YOU THE FULL STORY.

I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND

THIS.

BUT GOD SAYS, I WANT GODLY

CHILDREN.

MALACHI.

I'M SEEKING GODLY OFFSPRING,

AND THAT'S WHY I BLESS

MARRIAGE.

AND GOD SAYS, I HATE

DIVORCE.

NOW, YOU DON'T HAVE ANY

CHILDREN YET, SO IT MAY BE

THAT YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN

MARRIED IN THE FIRST PLACE.

AND A PEACEFUL ENDING WILL

DO IT.

BUT I WOULD DO EVERYTHING

YOU COULD BY PRAYER TO HOLD

THIS THING TOGETHER.

AND IF HE SAYS HE'S GOT TO

WALK, LET HIM WALK.

Kristi: YOU SAID

SOMETHING INTERESTING, PAT,

YOU SAID BY PRAYER -- BEFORE

MY DIVORCE, I WAS GOING

THROUGH A LOT OF TURMOIL,

AND I READ THIS BOOK BY

STORMY MARTIN.

AND SHE WROTE A BOOK CALLED

"THE POWER OF A PRAYING

WIFE."

AND MY INTENTION WAS TO READ

THIS BOOK TO PRAY FOR MY

HUSBAND TO GET HIM TO ACT

THE WAY HE SHOULD ACTOR.

THE VERY FIRST CHAPTER SHE

SAID, STOP FOCUSING ON YOUR

HUSBAND AND START FOCUSING

ON YOURSELF AND START

PRAYING FOR YOURSELF IN

AREAS WHERE GOD CAN HELP

YOU.

IN RELATIONSHIPS, IT IS SO

EASY FOR US TO LOOK AT THE

PERSON AND SAY, YOU'RE

WRONG, HE DID THIS AND

THAT.

BUT THE KEY IS TO LOOKING

TOWARDS THE LORD, AND SAY

WHAT ARE AREAS IN MY LIFE

YOU CAN HELP, AND AS

CHRISTIANS, WHEN WE FOCUS

ONE-ON-ONE WITH OUR

RELATIONSHIP TO THE LORD,

AND GOD BEGINS TO HEAL US,

WE BEGIN TO BE THE GOOD

THING THAT GOD CREATED.

DESIREE SAYS, "MY HUSBAND'S

EX-WIFE HAS CUSTODY OF THEIR

TWO KIDS.

SHE TALKS BAD ABOUT US TO

THE KIDS, AND HAS HER KIDS

CALL HER BOYFRIEND DAD.

SHE REFUSES TO MEET US AT A

HALF WAY POINT AND THEN

TELLS THE KIDS THEIR DAD

DOESN'T WANT THEM.

WE CAN'T AFFORD TO DRIVE 12

HOURS AND GET A HOTEL AND

THEN DRIVE BACK.

WHAT DO WE DO?"

Pat: I THINK THIS IS A

LEGAL MATTER.

YOU NEED TO GET A JUDGE TO

FORCE THAT THING TO BE DONE

RIGHT.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT DIVORCE

DECREE THERE WAS THAT GAVE

THE CHILDREN TO THE HUSBAND

PERMANENTLY.

THAT USUALLY DOESN'T

HAPPEN.

THERE IS USUALLY JOINT

CUSTODY.

YOU NEED TO INSIST ON YOUR

RIGHTS ON THIS THING.

THIS WOMAN IS BEING VERY IN

UNSEEMLY.

IT IS A GREAT MISTAKE.

IT WILL HURT HER AND THE

KIDS AND EVERYBODY WILL GET

MAD.

YOU NEED TO ENFORCE THE

RIGHTS THAT YOU HAVE.

YOU NEED TO GET A LAWYER AND

HAVE IT FIXED.

TOMORROW, WE'RE GOING TO

TALK ABOUT THE BIG BUSINESS

OF PRIVATE PRISONS.

AND KRISTI IS GOING TO GO

ONE-ON-ONE WITH JOEL

OSTEEN.

"AND ABOVE ALL THINGS HAVE

FERVENT LOVE FOR ONE

ANOTHER, FOR LOVE WILL COVER

A MULTITUDE OF SINS."

SEE YOU TOMORROW.

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