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The 700 Club - August 27, 2012

Marion Jones discusses what her incarceration experience taught her and what needs to change about our prison system. Plus, Raul Dominguez was a Cuban refugee who found spiritual freedom behind bars in America. Read Transcript


ONE CROOK WHO WAS FREED

BY CASTRO AND SENT TO INVADE

AMERICA.

NO FAMILY, NO NOTHING.

I DON'T HAVE NOBODY.

Reporter: WHY HE WENT

BACK TO HIS OLD WAYS.

ONE GUY GOT KILLED.

Reporter: AND FOUND A

NEW LIFE.

PEOPLE WERE SAYING,

WHAT'S GOING ON WITH YOU?

Reporter: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

Pat: WELL, WELCOME TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

HURRICANE ISAAC DIDN'T

EXACTLY HIT A DIRECT BLOW

INTO TAMPA.

IT GLANCED OFF AND HEADED

INTO THE GULF.

BUT THE REPUBLICAN LEADERS

WANT THEIR CONVENTION TO BE

SMOOTH SAILING WITHOUT ANY

DISRUPTIONS.

AND SOME MEMBERS OF THE TEA

PARTY ARE GOING TO MAKE

WAVES.

Terry: AS DAVID BRODY

REPORTS FROM TAMPA, IT IS

ALL ABOUT MAKING THEIR MARK

ON THIS IMPORTANT REPUBLICAN

GATHERING.

Reporter: THE MAIN

STORY LINE HERE IN TAMPA IS

UNITY, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT

COMES TO THE G.O.P.'S DESIRE

TO BEAT PRESIDENT OBAMA.

THEN THERE IS THIS: MEET THE

SKEPTICS, THOUSANDS OF THEM

SHOWED UP FOR THIS EVENT FOR

RON PAUL.

HE LEADS A LOYAL FOLLOWING.

BUT IT IS MORE THAN THAT.

THEY ALSO REPRESENT A

GROWING DISTRUST OF ALL

POLITICIANS.

THIS REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS

TURNED INTO THE DEMOCRAT

PARTY.

THEY'RE ALL THE SAME.

THEY'RE NOT STANDING FOR

FREEDOM.

THEY'RE NOT STANDING FOR THE

PEOPLE.

THEY'RE STANDING FOR BIGGER

GOVERNMENT.

AND THE PEOPLE DON'T MATTER

ANYMORE, AND WE HAVE TO

STAND UP AGAINST IT.

Reporter: AND THEIR

MESSAGE IS BEING HEARD.

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY

PLATFORM WILL NOW INCLUDE

MONETARY GOALS, LIKE

AUDITING THE FEDERAL

RESERVE, AND CALLING FOR A

COMMISSION TO STUDY THE IDEA

OF A GOLD STANDARD.

I WOULDN'T NECESSARILY

CALL IT PROGRESS.

IT IS GETTING BACK TO OUR

FOUNDATION TO START WITH.

Reporter: REPUBLICAN

CHAIRMEN REINCE PREIBUS SAID

ANY DECISIONS BETWEEN THE

PARTY ARE OVERBLOWN.

I THINK WE'RE TOTALLY

UNIFIED.

I DON'T BUY INTO THIS SORT

OF DIVISION TALK.

WE JUST GOT DONE WITH OUR

PLATFORM.

YOU DIDN'T HEAR A WHOLE LOT

OF FIGHTING GOING ON HERE IN

TAMPA.

WE'VE GOT A GOOD DEAL AND

END RESULT THAT WE'VE PUT

TOGETHER WITH OUR FRIENDS ON

THE RON PAUL CAMPAIGN THAT

WE'RE ACTUALLY PRETTY CLOSE

TO.

Reporter: IT IS NOT

JUST LIBERTARIANS MAKING

NOISE THIS WEEK.

CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS ARE

HERE, TOO, AND MANY SUPPORT

THE TEA PARTY.

THIS WAS THE SCENE, HEADED

UP BY RALPH REID.

MIKE GALLAGHER ACKNOWLEDGES

THAT BRINGING THIS GROUP AND

THE G.O.P. ESTABLISHMENT

TOGETHER IS LIKE WALKING

THROUGH A MINE FIELD.

YOU COULD HAVE A GOOD

MARRIAGE HERE.

THE TEA PARTY NEEDS THE

ESTABLISHMENT, AND THE

ESTABLISHMENT NEEDS THE TEA

PARTY.

Reporter: THE TEA

PARTY'S CHALLENGE: GROWING

INTO A MAJORITY FORCE ON

CAPITOL HILL IN ORDER TO

PUSH THEIR AGENDA.

FOR NOW, THEY TEND TO BE

MAINLY A NEWS SA --

NUISANCE TO REPUBLICAN PARTY

LEADERS WHO WANT TO KEEP

THEM IN LINE.

ONE MAN WHO MIXES WELL WITH

THE TEA PARTY IS DONALD

TRUMP.

HE TOLD CBN NEWS THAT THE

G.O.P. BETTER TAKE THE TEA

PARTY SERIOUSLY.

I THINK YOU HAVE TO BE

CAREFUL ABOUT IGNORING THE

TEA PARTY.

YOU SEE A COUPLE OF RACES

THAT JUST TOOK PLACE, TEA

PARTY VICTORIES.

THE TEA PARTY IS A

TREMENDOUSLY POWERFUL GROUP

OF PEOPLE.

THEY LOVE THIS COUNTRY AND

THEY WANT TO SEE THIS

COUNTRY SUCCEED.

Reporter: NO ONE REALLY

KNOWS THE POLITICAL IMPACT

THE TEA PARTY IS EVENTUALLY

GOING TO HAVE.

BUT ONE THING IS FOR SURE:

WITH ALL OF THIS TALK ABOUT

HURRICANES HERE AT THE

G.O.P. CONVENTION, THE TEA

PARTY IS EITHER GOING TO END

UP BEING A CATEGORY 1 OR A

CATEGORY 5.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS.

Pat: I CAN'T SEE THE

TEA PARTY PEOPLE MAKING A

BIG FUSS AT THE REPUBLICAN

CONVENTION.

THAT WOULD BE STUPID.

WHO NEEDS IT.

THEY'VE ONLY GOT THREE DAYS

NOW AND THEY'VE GOT TO ELECT

A PRESIDENT.

BUT LONG-RANGE, THERE IS NO

QUESTION THAT THE REPUBLICAN

PARTY IS LIKE DEMOCRAT

LICE.

AND SO MANY PEOPLE MOVED

AWAY.

WHEN GEORGE BUSH WENT TO BIG

GOVERNMENT, BIG SPENDING,

BIG DEFICITS, THERE WERE

MANY, MANY PEOPLE WHO

STOPPED VOTING REPUBLICAN.

AND THE REPUBLICANS LOST

CONTROL.

Terry: HERE, HERE.

AND I THINK THERE ARE LOTS

OF PEOPLE OVER THE LAST TWO

TERMS, HAVE LOOKED AT THAT

AND SAID WE NEED TO RE-THINK

SOME OF THIS.

Pat: ABSOLUTELY.

I THINK THEY ARE

RE-THINKING, AND THEY BETTER

EMBRACE THESE TEA PARTY

PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY'RE

AMERICANS.

THEY ARE PATRIOTIC.

AND WHAT THEY WANT TO SAY IS

THAT WE JUST WANT SMALLER

GOVERNMENT.

WE WANT LESS INTRUSION, AND

WE WANT FISCAL SANITY.

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THAT.

LEE WEBB HAS MORE OF OUR TOP

STORY.

Lee: PAT, WE'VE BEEN

TALKING ABOUT TROPICAL STORM

TURNED HURRICANE ISAAC.

FORTS SAY IT COULD BE A

CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE BY THE

TIME IT MAKES LAND FALL.

THE GOVERNORS OF MISSISSIPPI

AND ALABAMA AND LOUISIANA

ARE GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF

THE WAY.

AND THEY'RE CUTTING OIL AND

GAS PRODUCTION IN THAT

AREA.

BY THE MIDDLE OF SUNDAY, THE

GOVERNMENT SAID DAILY OIL

PRODUCTION WAS DOWN 20%.

WHAT DO YOU THIN THINK THIS

EFFECT WILL HAVE?

Pat: OIL IS GOING UP.

IT DEPENDS ON HOW SEVERE THE

STORM IS.

WE WERE WORKING OC SO MUCH

IN NEW ORLEANS.

"OPERATION BLESSING" HAD A

HUGE PRESENCE IN THAT WHOLE

AREA.

AND THE SUFFERING WAS BEYOND

BELIEF.

THOSE LEVIES DID NOT HOLD.

THEY WERE BREACHED, AND I

REMEMBER THE NINTH WARD, THE

FLOODING THAT CAME IN, THE

SUFFERING, THE DEATH.

HOPEFULLY THEY SPENT ENOUGH

MONEY DOWN THERE TO

REINFORCE THOSE LEVEES, AND

THIS SHOULD NOT AFFECT NEW

ORLEANS NEARLY AS BADLY AS

THAT LAST ONE DID, KATRINA.

Lee: ISAAC HAS ALREADY

COST THE REPUBLICANS ONE DAY

OF THEIR CONVENTION IN

TAMPA.

THEY MAY HAVE TO DEAL WITH

ISAAC EVEN AFTER IT HAS LEFT

TAMPA BEHIND.

PAUL STRAND IS THERE FOR CBN

NEWS AND HAS MORE.

Reporter: THE

REPUBLICANS HAVE MANAGED TO

STUFFED MORE OF THEIR

FOUR-DAY CONVENTION

HAPPENINGS INTO THREE.

IT IS GOING TO BE A

COMPRESSED SCHEDULED.

SOME CHANGES ARE GOING TO

HAVE TO BE MADE.

BUT WE'LL STILL HAVE A GREAT

CONVENTION.

Reporter: IT ALL STILL

ENDS WITH MARCO RUBIO WHO

MANY CONSIDER THE FUTURE OF

THE G.O.P., WRAPPING

REPUBLICANS UP THURSDAY

NIGHT.

AND MITT ROMNEY COMING RIGHT

AFTER TO WRAP UP THE

SHORTENED EVENT.

STILL WHAT TO DO IS ISAAC

GOES FURTHER UP THE COAST.

IT IS A DELICATE MATTER.

MEANWHILE ANOTHER STORM, A

TWITTER FIRESTORM, ERUPTED

OVER FORMER MICHIGAN

GOVERNOR JENNIFER GRANTHOL

GRANTHOLMME SNARKY REMARK.

FOR ANYBODY OF A LIBERAL

WHO IS PART OF A PARTY WHO

WOULD LIKE TO WHITEWASH GOD

OUT OF AMERICA -- SHE IS

ACKNOWLEDGING THAT GOD HAS

ANY PART IN THE STORM.

Reporter: BUT GRAT FEUD

HAS BEEN A -- GRATITUDE HAS

BEEN PRO DOMINANT PARTY.

SHE SAYS THERE HAS BEEN

PLENTY OF PRAYER ABOUT ISAAC

IN THE LAST FEW DAYS.

WE HAVE HAD LOTS AND LOTS

OF PEOPLE PRAYING AROUND THE

CLOCK THAT IT WOULD MOVE.

AND IF YOU WATCH FROM THE

VERY BEGINNING, WHEN THEY

WERE SAYING IT WAS COMING,

AND NOW WHERE THEY SAY IT IS

GOING, IT HAS REALLY MOVED

OUT OF THE WAY FOR US.

AND WE APPRECIATE GOD DOING

THAT AND DOING IT FOR US.

Reporter: LEA COSMO

DIDN'T INVEST MUCH IN ISAAC

COMING.

THEY WOBBLE.

Reporter: THE WINDS ARE

WHIPPING, THE WAVES ARE

TURNING, AND IT IS EASY TO

SEE WHY FOLKS HERE ARE

PRAYING ISAAC WILL WOBBLE

AWAY.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS

REPORTING FROM NEAR

REPUBLICAN CONVENTION

HEADQUARTERS.

Lee: PAT, AS PAUL

MENTIONED IN HIS REPORT, THE

REPUBLICANS HAVE A TOUGH

DECISION IF THAT STORM HITS

NEW ORLEANS AND THAT AREA

PRETTY HARD.

Pat: THEY CAN'T HAVE A

BIG DRUNK AND THEY CAN'T

HAVE A BIG PARTY.

AND THAT'S WHAT MOST OF

THOSE THINGS ARE.

THEY'RE ALL-NIGHT PARTIES.

THERE IS NOTHING THAT GETS

DONE, REALLY.

SOME OF THEM THINK THERE IS

SOMETHING THAT HAS TO DO

WITH THE PLATFORM.

YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU LOOK AT

CANDIDATES LIKE BOB DOLE AND

OTHERS WHO WERE RUNNING,

THEY JUST IGNORED THE

PLATFORM.

THE DELEGATES CAN PUT IN

THERE ANYTHING THEY WANT TO,

AND THE CANDIDATE CAN DO

ANYTHING HE WANTS TO.

BECAUSE HE SAYS I'M THE

NOMINEE AND I'M GOING TO RUN

MY CAMPAIGN.

I DON'T KNOW, THOSE THINGS

ARE JUST LIKE DINOSAURS.

SOONER OR LATER YOU HAVE TO

JUST MOURN THEIR PASSING AND

HAVE A MONUMENT IN THE

SMITHSONIAN OF WHAT A

CONVENTION USED TO LOOK

LIKE.

WE'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING

BETTER.

IT IS RIDICULOUS.

Terry: GOOD MORNING

TODAY.

Pat: GOOD MORNING.

LEE, WHAT IS NEXT?

Lee: ISAAC HAS ALREADY

HAD A DEADLY IMPACT IN THE

CARRIBEAN.

ISAAC'S FLOODWATERS KILLED

EIGHT PEOPLE, AND MANY ARE

NOW HOMELESS IN A COUNTRY

THAT WAS ALREADY SUFFERING.

HEATHER CELLS HAS MORE.

Reporter: THE RIVERS

ARE STILL RAGING IN HAITI,

AND SO ARE THE WINDS.

FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE

TENT CITIES ISAAC'S

AFTERMATH IS THREATENING

THEIR VERY EXISTENCE.

IT IS WIR WHY RELIEF

ORGANIZATIONS LIKE

"OPERATION BLESSING" ARE

HELPING OUT.

LAST NIGHT, AROUND

MIDNIGHT, THE TENT CITIES

STARTED TO DISINTEGRATED.

ABOUT 10% OF THE CAMPS WERE

COMPLETELY DESTROYED.

THEY'RE GONE.

WE'VE GOT ABOUT 60 FAMILIES

HUDDLED IN THE SCHOOL

BUILDING NOW, SHIVERING WITH

BLANKETS TODAY.

Reporter: RELIEF

WORKERS ARE ALSO CONCERNED

ABOUT CHOLERA.

THAT'S WHY "OPERATION

BLESSING"'S WATER TRUCK IS

MAKING DELIVERIES TO CAMPS

IN PORT-AU-PRINCE.

THE LOCAL WATER SUPPLY ISN'T

WORKING.

AND EVEN IF IT WAS, THE

WATER ISN'T SAFE.

THE STORM RIPPED ACROSS THE

FLORIDA KEYS, CAUSING SOME

FLOODING, BUT IT IS EXPECTED

TO PICK UP STEAM WHEN IT

HITS THE GULF COAST.

THAT'S WHY RESIDENTS ARE ON

EDGE.

WITH KATRINA, WE WERE

OFF.

BUT IT ENDED UP BEING THE

WORST.

Reporter: THE GOVERNORS

OF MISSISSIPPI AND LOUISIANA

ARE URGING THEIR PEOPLE TO

BE READY.

WE'RE CERTAINLY

ENCOURAGING ALL OF OUR

PEOPLE TO STAY ALERT, AND TO

MONITOR LOCAL WEATHER

CONDITIONS.

Reporter: ACROSS THE

STATE OF FLORIDA, SCHOOL IS

CLOSED TODAY FOR MILLIONS OF

STUDENTS.

FORECASTERS SAY PREPARE FOR

STRONG WINDS, AND OVER A

HALF A FOOTER OF RAIN.

RAIN.

Lee: BACK TO HAITI AND

THE DEADLY CHOLERA

EPIDEMIC.

CLEAN WATER IS CRUCIAL TO

KEEP THE EPIDEMIC FROM

GETTING WORSE.

THE BIGGEST CONCERN IS

CLEAN WATER AND THE

MUDSLIDES.

"OPERATION BLESSING" HAS A

BIG TANKER FULL OF WATER.

WE'RE KIND OF RAMPING UP

EFFORTS JUST TO HELP TO

PROTECT PEOPLE FROM

CHOLERA.

THAT IS OUR BIGGEST CONCERN

IN HAITI.

Lee: WE SPOKE TO JODY

VIA SKYPE, AND SHE AND AN

"OPERATION BLESSING" GROUP

ARE HEADING THERE ONCE THE

STORM CLEARS AND THEY'RE

READY TO COORDINATE WITH

VOLUNTEERS, PAT, IN THAT

AREA.

Pat: WE'VE GOT

TREMENDOUS FACILITIES FOR

MAKING CHLORINE, WHICH PURE

PURIFYS THE WATER.

THERE WAS A CONTINGENT THAT

BROUGHT WITH THEM CHOLERA.

UNFORTUNATELY THEIR SEWAGE

AND THEIR CAMP WAS WASHED

AND LEAKED INTO THE WATER

SUPPLY.

AND THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW,

ALL OF THOSE HAITIANS WERE

GETTING CHOLERA.

THIS STORM WILL ADD TO THE

SUFFERING OF THOSE PEOPLE.

SO YOU WANT TO HELP THEM.

HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN DO, BY

THE WAY.

"OPERATION BLESSING," THERE

IS THE ADDRESS FOR YOU.

IT'S DISASTER RELIEF FUND,

CBN CENTER.

I DARE SAY THERE WILL BE BE

A LOT MORE GOING ON IN THE

GULF, BUT IT WON'T BE AS BAD

AS IT WAS UNDER KATRINA, BUT

WE WERE THERE WITH MASSIVE,

MASSIVE AID DURING KATRINA

BECAUSE WE SENSED THE

SUFFERING OF THE PEOPLE, AND

WE STAYED ALL THE WAY

THROUGH.

LEE?

Lee: PAT, A SERIES OF

EARTHQUAKES STRUCK THE

SOUTHEASTERN COAST OF

CALIFORNIA ON SUNDAY.

AT LEAST 30 WERE

REPORTEDING, RANGING IN

MAGNITUDE OF 3.5 TO 5.5.

NO MAJOR DAMAGES OR INJURIES

WERE REPORTED.

BUT 20 MOBILE HOMES WERE

PUSHED OFF THEIR FOUNDATIONS

IN A TRAILER PARK.

SEISMOLOGISTS SAY THESE KIND

OF OF CLUSTER QUAKES ARE

COMMON.

IN EL SALVADOR, A 7.3 QUAKE

STRUCK.

A NEW POLL FINDS THAT MOST

AMERICANS WOULD RATHER TAKE

THE NECESSARY ACTIONS NOW

RATHER THAN CUT SOCIAL

SECURITY BENEFITS LATER.

THE RETIREMENT PROGRAM

FACING SERIOUS LONG-TERM

FINANCIAL PROBLEMS.

THE SYSTEM'S TRUSTEES SAY IT

WILL RUN OUT OF MONEY IN

2033.

53. SAY GO AHEAD AND RAISE

TAXES TO HELP THE SYSTEM.

AND THEY SUPPORT RAISING THE

RETIREMENT AGE.

35% SAY THEY WOULD PREFER A

CUT IN MONTHLY BENEFITS.

SO FAR THE FUTURE OF SOCIAL

SECURITY HAS NOT BEEN AN

ISSUE IN THIS YEAR'S

ELECTIONS, BUT MEDICARE

CERTAINLY HAS.

Pat: THEY CALL IT THE

THIRD RAIL OF POLITICS, AND

POLITICIANS JUST DON'T HAVE

THE INTESTINAL FORTITUDE

NECESSARY TO DEAL WITH

SOMETHING THAT IS A LOOMING

CRISIS.

WHEN THEY BABY-BOOMERS --

THE BABY-BOOMERS ARE TURNING

RETIREMENT AGE, AND WHEN

THEY BEGIN TO RETIRE IN

MASS, THEY'RE GOING TO DRAW

DOWN ON THEIR PRIVATE

PENSIONS, THE 401Ks, AND

THEY'RE GOING TO BE HITTING

SOCIAL SECURITY HARD.

WHY DON'T WE RECOGNIZE THE

FACT THAT PEOPLE ARE LIVING

LONGER.

I'M SITTING HERE OVER 80 AND

FEEL GREAT.

RIDING HORSES AND LIFTING

WEIGHTS AND ALL OF THAT

STUFF.

PEOPLE ARE LIVING WELL PAST

70.

WHEN SOCIAL SECURITY WAS PUT

INTO EFFECT, MOST PEOPLE

DIED IN THEIR EARLY 60s.

BY THE TIME SOMEBODY WAS 65,

HE WAS DEAD.

NOW WITH MEDICINE AND ALL OF

THE NUTRITION AND THE

SUPPORT WE HAVE IN OUR

SOCIETY, PEOPLE ARE LIVING A

GREAT DEAL LONGER.

AND CONSEQUENTLY.

THEY SHOULD BE WORKING

LONGER.

THEY SHOULD NOT BEGIN

RETIREMENT AT AGE 65 OR 66.

WE SHOULD PUSH THAT

RETIREMENT AGE OUT TO 70 OR

72.

IT IS NOT GOING TO HURT

ANYBODY BECAUSE PEOPLE

REALLY LIKE TO WORK.

THEY DON'T WANT TO SIT

AROUND.

THERE IS NOTHING WORSE THAN

SITTING IN A ROCKING CHAIR

RUSTING OUT.

YOU DON'T WANT THAT, DO

YOU?

Terry: I DON'T WANT

THAT, AND I KNOW YOU DON'T

WANT THAT, EITHER.

Pat: LET'S MAKE THE

PLEDGE.

LEE, WILL YOU JOIN US IN THE

PLEDGE, WE WILL NOT RUST

OUT.

Lee: I'M WITH YOU.

AMERICA IS REMEMBERING NEIL

ARMSTRONG.

HE DIED THIS WEEKEND AT THE

AGE OF 82 FROM COMPLICATIONS

FROM HEART SURGERY.

BUT THERE IS AN UNTOLD STORY

OF THAT FIRST LANDING, HOW

COMMUNION WAS SERVED ON THE

MOON.

THAT'S RIGHT, COMMUNION.

ERIC METASSIS WRITES THAT

ARMSTRONG WAS AN ELDER IN

HIS CHURCH.

HE CARRIED WITH HIM A

COMMUNION WAFER AND A SMALL

AMOUNT OF WINE.

HE CHOSE THE WORDS OF JESUS

FROM JOHN 15: 5: "I'M THE

VINE, YOU ARE THE BRANCHES.

WHO SO EVER ABIDES IN ME

WILL BRING MUCH FRUIT.

APART FROM ME, YOU CAN DO

NOTHING."

ARMSTRONG WANTED THE EVENT

TO BE FORECAST ON EARTH, BUT

NASA DECIDED AGAINST THAT.

THEY WERE TIED UP WITH A

LAWSUIT FROM AN ATHEIST.

SO, PAT, AMERICANS NEVER

KNEW ABOUT THE COMMUNION

CEREMONY UNTIL YEARS LATER.

IT IS AN AMAZING STORY.

Pat: IT IS A BEAUTIFUL

STORY.

UNFORTUNATELY, THERE ARE SO

MANY WHO WANT TO COVER OUR

CHRISTIAN ROOTS, WANT TO

COVER UP THE FAITH, THEY

WANT TO DENY FAITH, BUT BUZZ

ALDRIN, GOD BLESS HIM.

Terry: WE'RE GOING TO

VISIT A COUNTRY WHERE THE

NATIONAL DEBT IS NOW LARGER

THAN THE ECONOMY, AND WHERE

UNEMPLOYMENT HAS REACHED

24%.

WE ARE NOT DEALING WITH A

FAILED ECONOMY.

WE'RE DEALING WITH A FAILED

STATE.

A GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE WITH

RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT

IS UNABLE TO CONTROL

ITSELF.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DEALING

WITH.

Terry: YOU'LL SEE WHAT

ECONOMIC MELTDOWN LOOKS LIKE

WHEN WE COME BACK.

Pat: JUST RECENTLY IN

THE NEWS, GERMAN PRIME

MINISTER ANGELA MERKEL

REDUPED HER LEADERS ABOUT

CALLING FOR GREECE'S

WITHDRAWAL FROM THE

EUROZONE.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TYPE OF

CIGARETTES THEY SMOKE IN

GERMANY, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE

SHE MAY HAVE BEEN IN A HAZE

OF SOME KIND.

BECAUSE UNEMPLOYMENT IS NOW

A STAGGERING 24%, NEARLY

70,000 BUSINESSES WILL GO

BANKRUPT JUST THIS YEAR.

AND JUST AS BAD AS IT IS,

MANY EUROPEANS BELIEVE IT

COULD GET WORSE.

DALE HERD BRINGS US THIS

CHILLING REPORT FROM ATHENS

ON THE MELTDOWN OF THE

NATION OF GREECE.

Reporter: AT S.O.S.

CHILDREN'S VILLAGES, THIS

SOCIAL WORKER HOPES THIS

STOCKPILE OF FOOD AND

CLOTHING WILL HELP CONVINCE

A GROWING NUMBER OF

DESPERATE YOUNG MOTHERS THEY

DON'T HAVE TO ABANDON THEIR

CHILDREN.

HE SAYS THE CASE LOAD OF

NEEDY FAMILIES HAVE DOUBLED

FROM LAST YEAR.

THERE IS NO GOVERNMENT

SOCIAL SERVICES AROUND TO

SUPPORT THESE PEOPLE.

Reporter: TERRY IS

UNEMPLOYED AND HAS TO SEEK

HELP.

Translator: WHEN YOU HAVE

THREE CHILDREN AND YOU HAVE

NO JOB, YOU'RE FORCED TO

SEEK AID FROM SOME WHERE.

Reporter: AND SOME

MOTHERS ARE SIMPLY DROPPING

OFF THEIR CHILDREN AT

ORPHANAGES BECAUSE THEY

CAN'T AFFORD TO FEED THEM

ANYMORE.

THE NATIONAL DEBT IS LARGER

THAN THE ECONOMY, WHICH

CONTINUES TO SHRINK.

67,000 BUSINESSES WILL GO

BANKRUPT THIS YEAR ALONE.

AND THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

HAS REACHED 24%.

HUNGER AND SHORTAGES ARE

SPREADING, AND SOME ARE

ASKING IF GREECE IS A FAILED

STATE.

THE GREEK PEOPLE ARE

DISILLUSIONED, MISERABLE,

EXACERBATED AND VERY

FRIGHTENED.

Reporter: GREEKS TOLD

US THAT THEY THINK THEIR

GOVERNMENT I IS USELESS.

OUR TAXI DRIVERS SAYS

EVERYTHING IS GOING

BANKRUPT.

GREECE WILL HAVE TO BE

REBUILT FROM THE GROUND UP.

THE CRISIS IS SUCKING MORE

AND MORE OF THE MIDDLE CLASS

IN BANKRUPTCY AND HOMELESS.

LEO ENJOYED A GOOD CAREER

UNTIL THE ECONOMIC CRISIS

HIT HIM.

HE LOST EVERYTHING LAST

YEAR.

I FOUND MYSELF AT THE END

OF 2011 IN THE STREETS.

UNABLE TO PAY RENT, AND NOT

HAVING ANY CASH LEFT.

Reporter: HE SLEPT ON

PARK BENCHES FOR 45 DAYS

BEFORE COMING TO THE

HOMELESS CLINIC FOR HELP.

ABA RUNS THE SHELTER.

WE ARE TALKING ABOUT

PEOPLE, UP UNTIL RECENTLY,

HAD A GOOD STANDARD OF

LIVING.

Reporter: AT THE FREE

MEDICAL CLINIC IN ATHENS,

DOCTORS SAY THEY'RE TREATING

MORE AND MORE MEMBERS OF THE

MIDDLE CLASS, WHO YOU ARE

NOW UNABLE TO GET MEDICINE

AND LIFE-SAVING MEDICINE

FROM THE HOSPITALS.

WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO COME

HERE WHO HAVE BEEN OFF THEIR

MEDICATION FOR MONTHS

BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE

MEANS TO BUY THEM.

Reporter: GREECE'S

MEDICAL SYSTEM IS BREAKING

DOWN.

AS HOSPITALS RUN OUT OF

MONEY, THEY'RE UNABLE TO PAY

FOR NEEDED MEDICINE.

GREECE REPORTEDLY OWNS

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES

1.5 BILLION EUROS.

THIS DOCTOR CALLS IT A

HUMANITARIAN CRISIS.

SHE SAYS MANY OF THEIR

PATIENTS THOUGHT ABOUT

KILLING THEMSELVES.

WE SEE LOTS OF DEPRESSION

AND ANXIETY DISORDERS.

MANY ARE SAYING THEY WANT TO

COMMIT SUICIDE.

Reporter: WHILE

EUROPEAN UNION LEADERS

REGULARLY UNVEIL BIGGER AND

BETTER BAILOUT PLANS, THERE

IS A GROWING CONSENSUS IN

THE E.U. THAT GREECE IS A

HOPELESS CASE AND WILL HAVE

TO LEAVE THE EUROZONE.

MOST AGREE THAT WILL TURN A

BAD SITUATION INTO A

CATASTROPHIC ONE.

THIS ECONOMIST SAYS IF

GREECE LEAVES THE EURO, HE

EXPECTS CHAOS.

THIS IS THE COLLAPSE OF

THE ECONOMY AND AT LEAST IN

THE FIRST MONTH, WE HAVE A

COMPLETE KILL.

Reporter: INFLATION

WILL SOAR, MAKING BASIC FOOD

ITEMS SCAR SCARCE AND

UNAFFORDABLE.

AND GREEK OFFICIALS SAY THEY

FEAR CIVIL WAR.

THERE IS A POSSIBILITY

THEY'RE GOING TO BE WALKING

AND TRYING TO GET TO A

SUPERMARKET FOR A SAFEWAY,

AND THE ONLY THING THEY'RE

GOUG TGOING TO FIND VINEGAR

AND SALT.

WE ARE NOT DEALING WITH A

FAILED ECONOMY.

WE'RE DEALING WITH A FAILED

STATE.

A GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE WITH

RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT

IS UNABLE TO CONTROL

ITSELF.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DEALING

WITH.

Reporter: AND THE FEAR

IS THAT GREECE'S PROBLEMS

ARE SO DEEP NOTHING WILL BE

ABLE TO STOP AN EVENTUAL

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL

MELTDOWN.

DALE HERD, CBN NEWS,

ATHENS.

Pat: REMEMBER POGO

SAID, WE'VE MET THE ENEMY;

THEY ARE US.

IT IS BAD.

WHAT COULD THE GREEKS DO?

THE FIRST THING THEY COULD

DO IS JUST DEFAULT ON ALL OF

THEIR DEBTS.

DECLARE BANKRUPTCY AND SAY

WE'RE NOT GOING TO PAY

ANYBODY ANYTHING.

I KNOW THAT WOULD BE HARD,

BUT THEY'VE GOT TO DO IT.

THEY HAVE TO SAY WE'RE NOT

GOING TO PAY ANYMORE.

AND THE NEXT THING, TAKE ALL

OF THE REGULATIONS OVER.

FREE THE GREEK PEOPLE TO DO

WHAT THEY DO BEST.

THEY CREATE THINGS.

THEY'RE ARTISTS AND

BRILLIANT BUSINESSMEN.

JUST TAKE ALL OF THE

REGULATIONS OFF.

AND GET RID OF ABOUT

TWO-THIRDS OF THE GOVERNMENT

AND ALL OF THE BUREAUCRATS

THAT ARE THERE AND LET THE

PEOPLE COME BACK.

IT WILL RIGHT ITSELF.

IT WILL TAKE A FEW YEARS,

POSSIBLY, AND THERE MAY BE A

LITTLE BIT OF SUFFERING.

BUT THERE WAS SUFFERING IN

THE EARLY DAYS OF AMERICA.

BUT WE DID IT BECAUSE WE

WERE FREE.

BUT THE GREEKS AREN'T FREE.

THEY'VE GOT ALL OF THESE

REGULATIONS IMPOSED UPON

THEM, AND THEY'VE GOT, ON

TOP OF THAT, THE RULES OF

THE EUROZONE, WHICH SAYS YOU

CAN'T DO THIS AND YOU CAN'T

DO THE OTHER.

THEY NEED TO BE FREE.

SURE, IT WILL BE TOUGH.

BUT THEY CAN MAKE IT.

I HAVE GREAT CONFIDENCE IN

THE GREEK PEOPLE IF THEIR

GOVERNMENT WILL LET THEM BE

GREEKS.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK AFTER

THIS.

Reporter: STILL

AHEAD...

MY MOTHER SAYS I WISH YOU

WERE NEVER BORN.

Reporter: A

TROUBLE-MAKER, A DRUG

ADDICT, AND A MURDERER.

I FELT LIKE I WANTED TO

DO WAS FIGHT.

Reporter: MEETS HIS

MATCH.

HE ASKED ME TO MARRY HIM,

AND I SAID YES.

Pat: WELCOME BACK.

I KNOW IF YOU'RE LIKE ME,

YOU'RE A LITTLE TIRED OF

HEARING MY GOOD FRIEND, PAT

BOONE, TELLING YOU TO BUY

SWISS AMERICAN STUFF.

BUT THE TRUTH IS, TWO OF THE

SMARTEST MONEY MEN IN

AMERICA ARE LOADING UP ON

GOLD.

ONE IS JOHN PAULSON, WHO

MADE A KILLING EARLIER IN

THIS HEDGE FUND, AND THE

OTHER IS SUPER LIBERAL

GEORGE SOROS.

THEY'RE BOTH BUYING SHARES

IN G.O.D., WHICH IS THE GOLD

G. T.F.

FORECASTING IS GOLD WILL

COME UP ABOUT $15.

IT IS IN A STRONG BULL

MARKET.

IN ANY EVENT, LISTEN TO PAT

BOONE.

RAOL DOMINGUS LOVES PIT

BULLS.

THAT'S BECAUSE HE CAN RELATE

TO PIT BULLS.

FOR MOST OF HIS LIFE, RAOL

WAS AS TOUGH AS THEY COME.

THE KIND OF GUY YOU NEVER

WANT TO MEET IN A DARK

ALLEY.

Reporter: WE A OFTEN

DESCRIBE PEOPLE BY WHAT THEY

DO OR WHAT THEY'VE DONE.

WE LABEL ONE A GANG MEMBER,

ANOTHER A PROSTITUTE.

OR A DEAD-BEAT OR A

CRIMINAL.

RAOL DOMINGUS HAS LIVED MOST

OF HIS LIFE WITH THREE

LABELS: TROUBLE-MAKER, DRUG

ADDICT, AND MURDERER.

HE GREW UP IN COMMUNIST

CUBA, AND HIS FATHER WAS AN

ALCOHOLIC.

HE USED TO DRINK A LOT,

AND MY MOTHER WAS THE ONE HE

PHYSICALLY ABUSED.

I BELIEVE SHE USED TO TAKE

ALL OF THE ANGER THAT SHE

HAD AGAINST MY FATHER

TOWARDS ME.

AND SHE BEAT ME UP.

Reporter: THROUGHOUT

HIS CHILDHOOD, RAOL RAN AWAY

FROM HOME MANY TIMES.

EACH TIME THE POLICE CAUGHT

HIM AND TOOK HIM BACK.

HE REBELLED BY STEALING,

FIGHTING, AND SKIPPING

SCHOOL.

I WAS SO BAD, ONE DAY MY

MOTHER SAID I WISH YOU WERE

NEVER BORN.

Reporter: RAUL'S MOTHER

PUT HIM IN A PUBLIC REFORM

SCHOOL, BUT HIS PROBLEMS GOT

WORSE.

I WAS SMOKING AND

DRINKING AND STEALING MONEY

FROM MY PARENTS TO DRINK.

DOING EVERYTHING ANYONE

COULD DO.

Reporter: AT 17, RAUL

AN A FEW FRIENDS ATTACKED A

MAN AND BEAT HIM.

WE TOOK ALL OF HIS MONEY,

SHOES, EVERYTHING, AND WE

LED HIM DEAD, NAKED, ON THE

SIDE OF THE ROAD.

THE POLICE CATCH US, AND WE

WENT TO PRISON FOR 10 TO

20.

Reporter: WHILE RAUL

WAS IN PRISON, THE CARTER

ADMINISTRATION STARTED

OFFERING REFUGE FOR PRISON

INMATES.

AND CASTRO OPENED DOORS AND

HUNDREDS GOT IN BOATS HEADED

FOR AMERICA.

I COULDN'T FIND WORK

BECAUSE THERE WAS SO MANY

PEOPLE.

ALL THERE WAS WAS CRIME.

Reporter: ONE NIGHT

AFTER DRINKING AND DOING

ACID, RAUL GOT INTO A FIGHT

AT A PARTY.

ONE GUY GOT KILLED.

EVERYBODY WAS ALWAYS, RAUL,

THE CUBAN GUY, DOES THE

KILLING.

Reporter: HE WAS

ARRESTED AND CONVICTED OF

SECOND-DEGREE MURDER.

THEY GAVE ME 23 YEARS TO

LIFE IN THE STATE PRISON.

AND I STAYED 23 YEARS IN THE

PRISON, AND I HAD A ROUGH

TIME.

I WAS LONELY.

NO FAMILY, NO NOTHING.

Reporter: BUT A WOMAN

NAMED LOU HEARD ABOUT RAUL

AT HER CHURCH AND VISITED

HIM IN PRISON.

SHE SAID SOMEBODY GAVE ME

YOUR NAME IN CHURCH.

YOU DON'T MIND?

I SAID NO, I DON'T MIND.

Reporter: SHE CAME BACK

WEEK AFTER WEEK AND SHE

TALKED ABOUT HAVING A

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.

SHE ALWAYS PRAYED FOR

ME.

I REMEMBER I WENT BACK TO MY

ROOM, AND I SAID, LORD, I

DON'T KNOW.

I CAN'T DO THIS ON MY OWN.

I NEED YOU.

I GAVE MY LIFE TO THE LORD

IN '93 AND I NEVER DID LOOK

BACK.

I KNOW I MADE MISTAKES, BUT

GOD CHANGED MY LIFE

COMPLETELY.

I USED TO HATE PEOPLE LIKE

CRAZY.

AND EVERYTHING WAS CHANGED.

PEOPLE WERE SAYING, WHAT IS

GOING ON WITH YOU?

I DON'T DO DRUGS NO MORE.

PEOPLE COME AND INVITE ME,

AND I SAY, NO, I DON'T DO

DRUGS NO MORE.

I QUIT.

I'VE GOT JESUS IN MY LIFE.

Reporter:

IN 2004 RAUL

WAS PAROLLED AND SET FREE.

HE FOUND A CHURCH AND

STARTED A NEW JOB.

HE ALSO MET AND MARRIED

MANO.

I TOLD ONE OF MY CLOSE

FRIENDS THAT I MADE A

DECISION TO MARRY RAUL, AND

SHE SAID, ARE YOU SURE, WITH

HIS BACKGROUND AND

EVERYTHING?

AND I SAID THE ONLY REASON

THAT YOU'RE NOT SURE AND YOU

DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS IS

BECAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW THE

GOD THAT I SERVE AND THE

POWER -- THE TRANSFORMING

POWER THAT HE HAS IN

PEOPLE'S LIVES WHEN THEY

SURRENDER TO HIM.

AND I KNOW THAT POWER.

WHEN I LOOK AT RAUL, I DON'T

SEE THOSE THINGS IN THE

PAST.

TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH, I

CAN'T EVEN PICTURE, WHEN I

HEAR THE STORIES AND WE TALK

ABOUT THEM OFTEN -- HE'S NOT

THE SAME PERSON AT ALL.

Reporter: WHEN RAUL

LOOKS BACK AT HIS PAST, HE

COMPARES HIMSELF TO A PIT

BULL.

I LOVE PIT BULLS, THE

DOGS, BECAUSE IN MY LIFE,

YOU KNOW, I FELT LIKE A PIT

BULL.

NOBODY WANTED TO KNOW

NOTHING ABOUT ME BECAUSE OF

MY BEHAVIOR WITH PEOPLE.

AND ALL I WANT TO DO IS

FIGHT FOR NOTHING.

AND IT WAS THE WAY I WAS

RAISED, THE WAY I GOT

BROUGHT UP.

BECAUSE ALL I KNOW HOW TO DO

WAS FIGHT AND ROB AND

STEAL.

SO I FIND THE ONE THAT COMES

TO GIVE LIFE IN ABUNDANCE.

HE SAID COME TO ME THE WAY

YOU ARE.

DON'T TRY AND HIDE

ANYTHING.

JUST COME TO ME THE WAY YOU

ARE, CONFESS YOUR SIN,

REPENT, AND YOU WILL HAVE A

GOOD LIFE.

NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE.

IF YOU'RE IN PRISON, IF

YOU'RE ON THE STREET, NO

MATTER IF YOU'RE HIDING

BEHIND DRUGS OR ALCOHOL.

NO MATTER IF YOU'VE BEEN

MOLESTED.

NO MATTER WHAT YOUR LIFE HAS

BEEN, GOD ALWAYS HAS THE WAY

TO SENT YOU FREE.

Pat: RAUL HAS GOT IT

RIGHT.

THE BIBLE SAYS IF ANY MAN IS

IN CHRIST, HE IS A NEW

CREATION.

OLD THINGS HAVE PASSED

AWAY.

BEHOLD, ALL HAS BECOME NEW.

ALL HAS BECOME NEW.

THE WONDERFUL THING ABOUT

GOD IS HE'LL FORGIVE YOU.

SO YOU'VE BEEN GUILTY OF

MURDER, SO YOU'V YOU'VE

ROBBED, YOU'VE STOLEN,

YOU'VE USED DRUGS, YOU'VE

BEEN IMMORAL, YOU'VE BEEN A

PROSTITUTE, YOU'VE BEEN A

STRIPPER -- I DON'T KNOW

WHAT YOU'VE BEEN.

BUT THAT REALLY DOESN'T

MATTER.

WHAT MATTERS IS THAT JESUS

LOVES YOU AND HE DIED FOR

YOU.

BECAUSE HE SEES ETERNITY.

ALL YOU SEE IS TODAY,

TOMORROW, NEXT WEEK, NEXT

YEAR.

BUT YOU DON'T SEE ETERNITY.

AND JESUS SEES ETERNITY.

AND HE SEES YOU IN

ETERNITY.

AND HE SEES HOW BEAUTIFUL IT

WILL BE.

WHAT IT WILL BE LIKE WHEN

YOU'RE FORGIVEN, WHEN YOU'RE

CLOTHED IN HIS SPLENDOR AND

MAGESTY.

AND YOU'RE PART OF THE

ANGELS AND YOU'RE SINGING

AND PRAISING GOD FOREVER.

HE SEES THAT.

DON'T WORRY ABOUT WHO YOU'VE

BEEN SLEEPING WITH.

OR WHAT KIND OF STUFF YOU'VE

BEEN PUTTING IN YOUR BODY.

THAT'S SECONDARY.

IF ANYBODY IS IN CHRIST,

HE'S A NEW CREATION.

AND WHAT RAUL DID IS HE MADE

A DECISION TO SAY, I'M GOING

TO CHANGE.

I'M GOING TO FOLLOW JESUS.

AND FROM THAT MOMENT ON, THE

SLATE IS CLEAN AND HE IS A

NEW CREATURE.

DO YOU WANT TO BE FREE?

DO YOU WANT TO HAVE AN

ETERNITY WITH THE LORD?

EYE HASN'T SEEN, EAR HASN'T

HEARD, NEITHER HAS IT

ENTERED INTO THE HEART OF

MAN WHAT GOD HAS PREPARED

FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.

IT IS SO WONDERFUL.

THAT'S WHAT JESUS SEES WHEN

HE SEES YOU.

I WANT YOU TO PRAY WITH ME

RIGHT NOW.

DO IT.

DON'T SAY -- I DON'T CARE

ABOUT ALL OF THAT OTHER

STUFF.

JUST RIGHT NOW BOW YOUR HEAD

AND PRAY THESE WORDS AND

MEAN THEM IN YOUR HEART.

DO IT NOW!

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, BOW

YOUR HEAD AND PRAY.

JESUS, YOU KNOW ME.

YOU KNOW EVERYTHING I'VE

DONE.

FROM THE TIME I WAS

CONCEIVED UNTIL RIGHT NOW,

YOU'VE KNOWN EVERY DETAIL OF

MY LIFE.

NOTHING IS HIDDEN FROM YOU.

AND SO, LORD, I CONFESS THAT

I'M A SINNER.

AND I CONFESS THAT I NEED A

SAVIOR.

AND I ASK JESUS THAT RIGHT

NOW YOU WOULD COME INTO MY

LIFE.

THAT YOU WOULD LIVE IN ME.

I WANT TO GO TO HEAVEN,

LORD.

LORD.

I WANT TO BE PART OF

HEAVEN.

AND I BELIEVE THAT YOU DIED

THAT I MIGHT BE IN HEAVEN.

I RECEIVE YOUR BLESSING IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME JUST

THEN, MAN, THAT'S

IMPORTANT.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE WITH THE

ANGELS, PRAISING GOD

FOREVER.

SO MAKE A BIG DEAL OF IT.

I WANT YOU TO CONFESS IT.

DON'T BE ASHAMED OF IT.

JESUS ISN'T ASHAMED OF YOU.

HE LOVES YOU.

I HAVE SOMETHING TO GIVE YOU

CALLED "A NEW DAY."

IT TELLS YOU WHAT YOU HAVE

JUST DONE AND THE

SIGNIFICANCE OF IT AND HOW

YOU CAN KNOW MORE.

IT IS A 73-MINUTE C.D., AND

THERE IS A BOOKLET WITH ALL

KINDS OF WONDERFUL

SCRIPTURES IN IT.

I'LL GIVE THIS TO YOU FREE.

PLEASE CALL AND SAY I PRAYED

WITH THAT GUY ON TV, I

PRAYED WITH PAT, AND I GAVE

MY HEART TO JESUS.

1-800-759-0700.

IT IS A TOLL-FREE NUMBER.

THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO

FINANCES INVOLVED IN IT.

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO GIVE US

YOUR NAME, THAT'S COOL,

TOO.

YOU WON'T GET THIS, BUT IF

YOU WANT THE MATERIAL, TELL

US.

BUT MORE THAN THAT I WANT

YOU TO CONFESS RIGHT NOW

THAT I JUST PRAYED WITH PAT

AND GAVE MY HEART TO THE

LORD.

1-800-759-0700.

CALL QUICKLY.

CALL QUICKLY.

OPERATORS ARE STANDING BY.

1-800-759-0700.

WE'VE GOT SOME EXCITING

STUFF STILL FOR YOU, AND

TERRY IS GOING TO TELL US

ABOUT IT.

Terry: THAT'S RIGHT,

PAT.

STILL AHEAD, A TRACK AND

FIELD ICON TALKS ABOUT HER

LIFE BEHIND BARS.

THIS IS ONE OF THE

HARDEST FEDERAL FEMALE

PRISONS IN THE COUNTRY.

I FOUND MYSELF IN A

SITUATION WHERE I HAD TO

DEFEND MYSELF.

BECAUSE OF THAT, I WAS IN

SOLITARY CONFINEMENT FOR

OVER 45 DAYS.

Terry: THE CHANCE

MATION OF MARION JONES AFTER

THIS.

Reporter: WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

A SURPRISING FINISH IN THE

TOP 10 AT THE BOX OFFICE

THIS WEEKEND.

AT NUMBER EIGHT WAS A

DOCUMENTARY ABOUT PRESIDENT

OBAMA'S BACKGROUND CALLED

2016, OBAMA'S AMERICA.

IT EARNED $9 MILLION, AND

THAT MAKES IT THE HIGHEST

GROSSING CONSERVATIVE

POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY EVER.

THE MOVIE IS BASED ON A BOOK

BY A CONSERVATIVE AUTHOR.

HE ALSO CO-DIRECTED THE

FILM.

HEAVY FLOODING IS

DEVASTATING THE COUNTRY OF

DESIR.

MANY OF THE HOUSES THERE

WERE DESTROYED.

AND THE ENTIRE VILLAGE

NEEDED TO BE EVACUATED.

NOW CBN IS WORKING WITH 175

FAMILIES THAT NEED FOOD AND

HOUSING.

THROUGHOUT NISHIR, THE

FLOODING HAS KILLED 65

PEOPLE AND LEFT 125,000

HOMELESS.

MANY CROPS WERE DESTROYED AS

WELL, AND THE WEST AFRICAN

NATION WAS ALREADY SUFFERING

BECAUSE OF FOOD DROUGHTS.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

WHAT IS HAPPENING BY LOGGING

ON TO cbnnews.com/INTERNATIONAL.

Terry: LAST FRIDAY THE

UNITED STATES ANTI-DOPING

AGENCY STRIPPED LANCE

ARMSTRONG OF HIS SEVEN TOUR

DE FRANCE TITLES.

FEW PEOPLE HAVE EXPERIENCED

SUCH A FALL FROM GLORY, BUT

ONE WHO HAS IS MARION

JONES.

SHE ACHIEVED HER DREAM OF

OLYMPIC GLORY, AND SEVEN

YEARS LATER SHE WAS STRIPPED

OF HER MEDALS AND HEADED FOR

PRISON.

SCOTT ROSS TALKED WITH

MARION ABOUT HOW THE WORST

THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO

HER ACTUALLY BECAME THE BEST

THING.

I GRACED THE COVERS OF

"TIME MAGAZINE," VOGUE

MAGAZINE, MAKING MILLIONS OF

DOLLARS, HOUSEHOLD NAME.

AND I AM IN A CELL THE SIZE

OF A BATHROOM, JUST ME AND

MY THOUGHTS AND MY BIBLE,

PICTURES OF MY KIDS, AND MY

MEMORIES.

Reporter: SHE WAS BORN

FAST, A SPRINTING SPECTACLE,

AN OLYMPIC CHAMPION,

POWERFUL AND POISED.

MAMARION JONES WAS A TRACK

AND FIELD ICON, THE FASTEST

WOMAN IN THE WORLD.

I FED OFF OF THAT

EMOTION.

I LOOKED FORWARD TO IT.

I ANTICIPATED IT.

THAT AT THAT MOMENT,

EVERYTHING I HAD WORKED FOR

CAME DOWN TO THOSE 10, 11

SECONDS.

AND ALL EYES WERE GOING TO

BE ON ME.

AND I HAD TO PERFORM.

Reporter: HOW DID FAME

AFFECT YOU?

I THOUGHT I WAS HANDLING

IT RIGHT, BUT LOOKING IN

HINDSIGHT, I CERTAINLY

WASN'T.

I GOT CAUGHT UP, AS I LIKE

TO SAY, IN THE WAVE OF

FAME.

Reporter: THE TIDE

ENDED FOR MARION JONES WHEN

THE PRISON DOOR CLOSED.

MARION CLAIMS HER COACH

INTRODUCED THE STEROID KNOWN

AS THE CLEAR, A BANNED

SUBSTANCE AS A NUTRIENT

FLAXSEED OIL.

WHEN INVESTIGATORS PROBED,

SHE DENIED ANY KNOWLEDGE OF

IT, ONLY TO END UP SIX

MONTHS IN PRISON.

Reporter: THAT IS

PRETTY HARSH STUFF?

IT IS.

ONE OF THE HARDEST FEDERAL

FEMALE PRISONS IN THE

COUNTRY.

I FOUND MYSELF IN A

SITUATION WHERE I HAD TO

DEFEND MYSELF.

BECAUSE OF THAT, I WAS IN

SOLITARY CONFINEMENT FOR 45

DAYS.

I WAS LOCKED UP 23 OUT OF 24

HOURS A DAY, AND MANY TIMES

24 OUT OF 24 HOURS A DAY.

Reporter: MARION'S

PUBLIC FALL FROM WORLD'S

FASTEST WOMAN TO FELON IS

THE SUBJECT OF HER BOOK.

HER DREAM BEGAN IN 1984,

WHEN LOS ANGELES WAS HOST TO

THE SUMMER OLYMPICS.

MY STEPDAD TOOK ME TO THE

PARADE, AND I WATCHED THE

ATHLETES CROSS THE FINISH

LINE.

THAT SUMMER I WROTE ON MY

CHALKBOARD I WAS GOING TO BE

AN OLYMPIC CHAMPION.

MY MOM HAS TOLD ME SHE NEVER

DOUBTED ME.

YOU KNOW, KIDS ALWAYS --

Reporter: SURE, HAVE

DREAMS.

BUT THEN FAST FORWARD TO

THE AGE OF 14, AND I MADE MY

FIRST OLYMPIC TEAMS.

Reporter: BY THE 2004

SYDNEY OLYMPIC GAMES,

24-YEAR-OLD MARION BLAZED

INTO THE OLYMPIC BOOKS.

I ATTEMPTED TO WIN FIVE

GOLD MEDALS.

AND I WALKED AWAY WHY FIVE

MEDALS, THREE BEING GOAL AND

TWO BRONZE.

Reporter: MARION'S

SUPER STAR STATUS WAS SECURE

IN OLYMPIC GLORY UNTIL THREE

YEARS LATER WHEN A FEDERAL

DOPING INVESTIGATION AMONG

LEAD ATHLETES REVEALED HER

FEATS WERE FUELED BY

STEROIDS.

IN 2007, MARION PLED GUILTY

TO LYING TO FEDERAL

INVESTIGATORS AND WAS

SENTENCED TO PRISON.

I CLOSE TO NOT ASK

QUESTIONS AND IGNORE

POSSIBLE WARNING FLAGS.

AND WHEN IT CAME DOWN TO IT,

AND I WAS CONFRONTED BY

FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS AND I

KNEW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN

RIGHT AND WRONG.

I MADE THE CHOICE TO LIE.

I MADE THE CHOICE TO BREAK

THE LAW.

THE HARDEST PART FOR ME WAS

KNOWING SO MANY PEOPLE WHO

LOVED ME AND CARED FOR ME

ALL THIS TIME WOULD BE

INCREDIBLY DISAPPOINTED IN

ME.

Reporter: HER FAME

TURNED TO INFAME MY WHEN

SHE ENTERED PRISON.

THERE IN SOLID DEAR

CONFINEMENT, BROKE, STRIPPED

OF ALL HER MEDALS, AND LOSS

OF CONTACT WITH HER HUSBAND

AND TWO SONS, MARION FOUND

GOD.

THE RESEARCH I DID, I

FOUND I WAS ALLOWED TO BRING

IN A BIBLE.

AND YOU'RE ALLOWED TO BRING

IN A COUPLE OF PICTURES, AND

PRETTY MUCH THAT IS ABOUT

IT.

WHEN I WAS IN SOLITARY, I

FOUND MYSELF OPENING IT UP,

AND THE WORDS OOZING INTO ME

AND I WAS LIKE A SPONGE.

SOMETIMES GOD PUTS YOU IN

SITUATIONS WHERE THERE IS

NOTHING ELSE.

YOU HAVE TO TURN TO HIM.

AND I FEEL COMFORTABLE

SAYING THAT, AND IT'S OKAY,

THAT I REALLY FEEL THAT GOD

PUT ME IN A SITUATION,

SLOWED DOWN MY LIFE ENOUGH

TO SAY, HEY, YOU KNOW WHAT,

MARION, I SHOULD CERTAINLY

BE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

IN YOUR WORLD.

Reporter: BECAUSE OF

THAT SURRENDER TO GOD, TO

JESUS, THAT IT WAS WORTH IT,

TO PAY THAT PRICE?

YES.

ABSOLUTELY.

I SAY IT ALL OF THE TIME,

ABSOLUTELY.

I SAY I WOULDN'T WISH IT ON

MY ENEMY, BUT ACTUALLY I

WOULD IF IT WOULD CHANGE

THEM IN A POSITIVE WAY.

IT HAS HELPED ME TO

PRIORITIZE WHAT IS IMPORTANT

IN MY LIFE.

IT IS NOT FAME.

IT IS NOT FORTUNE.

GOD IS STILL WORKING ON ME.

I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO EVER

THINK I HAVE FIGURED IT ALL

OUT AND I KNOW THE PLAN.

IT'S NOT LIKE THAT.

I'M STILL A WORK IN

PROGRESS, BUT ALL ALONG I

KNOW WHAT I'M DOING IS GOD'S

WORK.

Reporter: AFTER SERVING

HER SENTENCE, MARION WAS

REUNITED WITH HER HUSBAND,

OBA, AND HER SONS.

SHE WENT ON TO PLAY

PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL IN

THE WOMEN'S NBA, AND SHE HAD

HER DAUGHTER.

AND THE SPAN OF THREE OR

FOUR YEARS, I'M IN SOLITARY

CONFINEMENT.

HOW IN THE WORLD CAN SO MUCH

GOOD THAT HAS HAPPENED IN MY

LIFE SINCE THEN?

IT CAN ONLY BE HIM.

I WANTED TO SHARE MY JOURNEY

WITH PEOPLE WITH THE HOPES

THAT PEOPLE CAN BE INSPIRED

AND THEY CAN HOLD ON TO HOPE

BY LISTENING TO EVERYTHING

THAT I'VE BEEN THROUGH.

BECAUSE I CERTAINLY WAS AT A

POINT WHERE HOPE WAS GONE --

I THOUGHT IT WAS GONE.

SO I LIKE TO SAY THAT I'M

STILL MARION JONES, BUT I'VE

JUST BEEN TRANSFORMED

TRANSFORMED.

Terry: MARION JONES IS

AN INSPIRATION.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THE

BOTTOM FALLS OUT?

SHE MADE ALL OF THE RIGHT

CHOICES.

I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT HER

STORY CAN BE READ IN THE

BOOK "ON THE RIGHT TRACK"

THIS IS AVAILABLE WHERE

BOOKS ARE SOLD AROUND THE

COUNTRY.

BEAUTIFUL WOMAN.

INCREDIBLY GIFTED --

Pat: BEAUTIFUL.

YOU KNOW, THEY HAVEN'T

REALLY DETERMINED -- THIS

H.G.H. -- ONE OF THE DOCTORS

THAT WE HAD ON THIS PROGRAM

WROTE A WHOLE BOOK ABOUT

HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE, ABOUT

HOW GOOD IT WAS FOR YOU.

THEY HAVEN'T IN AWAY

DETERMINED THAT H.G.H.

ENHANCES ATHLETIC

PERFORMANCE.

THEY MADE A BIG DEAL ABOUT

H.G.H.

THEY HAD ANOTHER SUBSTANCE

THAT WAS SOLD IN HEALTH FOOD

STORES AND ALL OF A SUDDEN

EVERYBODY SAYS THIS IS

HORRIBLE.

IT IS A PRECURSOR TO

TESTOSTERONE.

OLDER PEOPLE TAKE

TESTOSTERONE AND IT IS NO

BIG DEAL.

IT IS NOT SOME CRIME.

DOCTORS PRESCRIBE IT BECAUSE

IT IS GOOD FOR YOU.

IT KEEPS YOUR HEALTH UP.

AND TO MAKE A BIG STINK

ABOUT THESE THINGS -- YOU

WERE TELLING ME ABOUT LANCE

ARMSTRONG.

HOW MANY TESTS DID HE HAVE?

Terry: I JUST HEARD HE

WAS TESTED OVER 500 TIMES.

I MEAN, THAT IS

UNBELIEVABLE.

Pat: 500, AND THEY

STILL -- HE ELECTED NOT TO

FIGHT THIS THING.

Terry: WELL, AFTER A

WHILE I'M SURE IT IS JUST

LIFE DESTROYING TRYING TO

STAND UP FOR YOURSELF.

Pat: I THINK IN HIS

CASE, THERE WAS SOME KIND OF

A BLOOD DEAL WHERE HE

RECYCLED HIS OWN BLOOD.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT HE DID?

Terry: I DON'T KNOW.

Pat: BUT HE WAS TESTED

500 TIMES.

ANYHOW, WE DON'T WANT JUICED

ATHLETES, BUT WE ALL WANT A

LITTLE EDGE IF WE CAN GET IT

IF IT IS LEGITIMATE.

YOU TAKE VITAMINS, YOU EAT

PROTEIN -- YOU DO ALL OF

THESE THINGS TO MAKE

YOURSELF HEALTHY.

Terry: IF IT IS WORTHY

OF TAKING SEVEN MEDALS AWAY

FROM SOMETHING, THEIR LIVES

ARE FOR SALE.

Pat: AT WHAT POINT HAVE

WE CROSSED THE LINE.

THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE

CALLED CREATINE.

IT'S ANIMAL PROTEIN.

IT COMES IN THE FORM OF

PILLS.

BUT IT GIVES YOU YOUR

MUSCLES.

YOU CAN LIFT MORE WEIGHTS.

IT ISN'T BANNED.

Terry: BUT, ALSO, IT

DOESN'T MAKE YOUR MUSCLES

PUMP WITHOUT DOING THE

WORK.

YOU STILL HAVE TO DO THE

WORK AND DO THE TRAINING --

Pat: OF COURSE NOT.

IT HELPS YOU TO EXERCISE

BETTER.

I KNOW SOME OF THE PUREISTS

IN THE AUDIENCE WILL BE

HORRIFIED, BUT WE DON'T HAVE

ENOUGH SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE

TO KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING.

TO RUIN THESE PEOPLE, AND TO

TAKE SOMEONE LIKE MARION

JONES AND PUT HER IN SOLID

ARY CONFINEMENT -- OKAY,

ENOUGH OF ME.

Terry: COMING UP, WE'RE

GOING TO BRING IT ON WITH

YOUR E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

DANNY SAYS, "I NEED SOME

HELP.

I KEEP ASKING JESUS TO

FORGIVE ME, BUT I STILL LOOK

AT PORN.

WHAT DO I DO?"

WE'RE GOING TO HELP DANNY

WITH HIS QUESTION, AND

THAT'S STILL AHEAD.

Terry: WE'VE GOT A FEW

MINUTES LEFT TO ANSWER SOME

OF YOUR E-MAIL.

THIS IS FROM DANNY, PAT, WHO

SAYS, "I NEED SOME HELP.

I KEEP ASKING JESUS TO

FORGIVE ME, BUT I STILL LOOK

AT PORN.

EVERY TIME I GET SAD, MAD,

WORRIED OR DISTRESSED, I

TURN TO PORN."

Pat: I THINK YOU HAVE

ANSWERED YOUR OWN QUESTION.

WE'RE SEXUAL BEINGS, THERE

IS NO QUESTION ABOUT IT.

AND MEN ARE SEXUAL IN TERMS

OF VISUAL, YOU KNOW.

SO IF YOU LOOK AT SOMETHING,

IT AROUSES YOU SEXUALLY.

I THINK PORN IS TOTALLY

BORING.

IT'S JUST A BIG DRAG.

BUT, NEVERTHELESS, WITH

DANNY, WHAT DO YOU DO?

YOU STOP WATCHING THE CABLE

TV CHANNELS.

YOU DON'T LOOK AT THE PORN

CHANNEL BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO

TUNE THEM IN.

AND YOU FLEE FROM LUST.

IT MEANS YOU'VE GOT TO FOCUS

YOUR MIND ON SOMETHING

ELSE.

START READING.

READ MYSTERIES, READ

FICTION, READ THE BIBLE --

READ ANYTHING BUT GET AWAY

FROM THE SEX STUFF.

IT'S EVERYWHERE.

Terry: YOU HAVE TO

REPLACE IT WITH SOMETHING

ELSE, IS WHAT YOU'RE

SAYING?

Pat: GO OUT AND

EXERCISE, RUN, PLAY

FOOTBALL, THROW FREES

BEES -- WHATEVER YOU DO --

GO TO THE GYM, LIFT

WEIGHTS.

DO ANYTHING EXCEPT SITTING

AROUND.

YOU SAY I GET DEPRESSED, AND

SO I'VE GOT TO HAVE A FIX

AND SO YOU TURN THE NOB OR

FLIP THE CHANNEL, WHATEVER

IT IS.

YOU'VE GOT TO RECOGNIZE

THOSE THINGS ARE THERE, AND

PORNOGRAPHERS ARE OUT THERE

SEDUCING YOU AND YOU ARE

HOOKED.

ALL I CAN SAY IS FILL YOUR

LIFE WITH SOMETHING BETTER,

AND YOU'VE GOT TO SAY NO.

YOU'VE GOT TO SAY TODAY I'M

NOT GOING TO WATCH PORN.

THE NEXT DAY, TODAY I'M NOT

GOING TO WATCH PORN.

Terry: JUST DO TODAY.

Pat: JUST TODAY.

DON'T MAKE THE COMMITMENT

FOR THE NEXT 100 YEARS.

JUST TODAY I'M NOT GOING TO

WATCH IT.

AND GET SOMETHING BETTER.

GET A LIBRARY OF BOOKS.

GO TO BARN BARNES AND NOBEL

AND BY SOME BOOKS.

Terry: PAT, "IF

ADULTERY IS IN COMMITTED IN

A MARRIAGE, DIVORCE IS

OKAY.

OKAY."

Pat: JESUS' TEACHING ON

MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE AND

ADULTERY IS CONFUSING.

NEVERTHELESS, THERE IT IS.

AND THIS IS A REASON FOR

DIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE.

SO I GUESS YOU SAY THE

PERSON WHO IS COMMITTING

ADULTERY, IS HE CONTINUING

TO BE BOUND?

APPARENTLY THE MARRIAGE HAS

BEEN BROKEN UP.

BUT IT IS A DIFFICULT

SUBJECT, AND I DON'T THINK

ATHEOLOGEN HAS COME UP WITH

THE ANSWERS.

"DDO NOT SORROW FOR THE JOY

OF THE LORD IS YOUR

STRENGTH."

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

GOD BLESS YOU.

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