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The 700 Club - September 4, 2012

A special CBN Sports interview uncovers a side to Michael Vick that is in stark contrast to the criminal and thug persona that the media hung on him. Plus, a recap of CBN's annual Labor Day prayer event with Pat Robertson. Read Transcript


YOU'VE GOT MONEY, YOU'VE

GOT FAME, YOU'VE GOT

EVERYTHING YOU COULD

POSSIBLY WANT.

WHY DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU

NEED A DOG FIGHT.

I LIKE THE COMPETITION

PART OF IT.

Reporter: MICHAEL

VICK'S FALL FROM GRACE.

YOU HAVE A BREAKDOWN?

Reporter: AND HIS FIGHT

TO GET BACK.

EVEN IN MY DARKEST

MOMENTS, THOSE ARE THE TIMES

WHEN YOU NEED TO LEAN ON

CHRIST.

Pat: THE SAGA OF AN

AMAZING NFL QUARTERBACK,

MICHAEL VICK, RISEN FROM THE

ASHES, TREMENDOUS

TESTIMONY.

WE'LL HAVE AN EXCLUSIVE WITH

THAT TODAY.

AND AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, ONCE

AGAIN REPUBLICANS ARE

ASKING, QUOTE," ARE YOU

BETTER OFF THAN YOU WERE

FOUR YEARS AGO?"

ARE YOU?

Terry: NOT REALLY.

Pat: ONCE AGAIN,

DEMOCRATS HAVE HAD A HARD

TIME COMING UP WITH AN

ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION.

Terry: THE QUESTION PUT

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S TEAM ON

THE DEFENSIVE, BUT IN THE

END, VOTERS WILL HAVE THE

FINAL SAY.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: IT IS THE

CLASSIC QUESTION THAT SUNK

JIMMY CARTER IN 1980.

ARE YOU BETTER OFF THAN

YOU WERE FOUR YEARS AGO?

Reporter: AND LIKE

RONALD REAGAN, MITT ROMNEY

ALSO POSED THE QUESTION TO

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AT THE

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL

CONVENTION.

THIS PRESIDENT CAN ASK US

TO BE PATIENT.

THIS PRESIDENT CAN TELL US

IT WAS SOMEONE ELSE'S

FAULT.

THIS PRESIDENT CAN TELL US

THAT THE NEXT FOUR YEARS

HE'LL GET IT RIGHT.

BUT THIS PRESIDENT CANNOT

TELL US THAT YOU'RE BETTER

OFF TODAY THAN WHEN HE TOOK

OFFICE.

Reporter: TOP AIDES TO

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND

SUPPORTERS STRUGGLED TO

ANSWER THE QUESTION OVER THE

WEEKEND.

ARE WE WHERE WE NEED TO

BE?

NO.

WE HAVE A LOT MORE WORK

TO DO.

Reporter: THEN A

COMPLETE TURNAROUND.

WE ARE CLEARLY BETTER OFF

AS A COUNTRY.

AMERICA IS BETTER OFF

TODAY.

Reporter: THE PRESIDENT

TOOK CREDIT FOR SAVING THE

U.S. AUTO INDUSTRY IN

TOLEDO.

President Obama: I

BELIEVE IN YOU, I BET ON

YOU, AND BECAUSE OF YOU,.

IN ADDITION THE RASMUSSEN

REPORT SHOWS ROMNEY

ATTRACTING SUPPORT FROM 48%

OF VOTERS NATIONWIDE, WHILE

PRESIDENT OBAMA EARNED 44%

OF THE VOTE.

IN RESPONSE TO THE

UNCERTAINTY FROM OBAMA'S

AIDES, ROMNEY'S CAMPAIGN IS

AMPING UP THEIR EFFORTS TO

SHOW THAT OBAMA'S RECORD

DISQUALIFIES HIM FOR A

SECOND TERM.

YOU KNOW THERE IS

SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE JOB

HE HAS DONE AS PRESIDENT

WHEN THE BEST DAY WAS THE

DAY YOU VOTED FOR HIM.

Reporter: CHARLENE

ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

Pat: I GUYS ARE

TRACKING RASMUSSEN, WHICH

HAS A BETTER FIX ON THE

POLLSTERS, AND IT SHOWS

ROMNEY MOVING AHEAD RATHER

SUBSTANTIALLY.

AND IN THE KEY AREAS OF

VOTER CONCERN, ROMNEY IS

COMING OUT AHEAD, BUT WE'LL

SEE.

THE ELECTION IS COMING

CLOSER AND CLOSER AND

CLOSER.

LEE WEBB HAS MORE OF OUR TOP

STORIES FROM THE CBN NEWS

ROOM.

Lee: FIRST LADY

MICHELLE OBAMA TAKES THE

STAGE AT THE DEMOCRATIC

CONVENTION TONIGHT.

SHE WILL MAKE THE CASE FOR

ANOTHER FOUR YEARS IN OFFICE

FOR HER HUSBAND.

SHE IS ALSO TRYING TO SHORE

OF SUPPORT AMONG KEY VOTING

BLOCKS.

SHE WILL SPEAK TO THE

PARTIES AFRICAN-AMERICAN,

AND HISPANIC CAUCUSES.

MEANWHILE, DEMOCRATS ARE

VOTING TO ADOPT THEIR PARTY

PLATFORM.

IT CALLS FOR HIGHER TAXES ON

WELWEALTHIER AMERICANS AND

BACKS SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND

THERE WAS A PRAYER

CONFERENCE HELD BY MUSLIMS.

Reporter: JUMA, OR

FRIDAY MUSLIM PRAYERS AT THE

D C.

ORGANIZERS PROMOTED 20,000

WOULD ATTEND.

INSTEAD, SEVERAL HUNDRED

MUSLIMS, MEN IN THE FRONT,

WOMEN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE

HILL, GATHERED TO PRAY AT A

CHARLOTTE PARK AT A

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL

CONVENTION.

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR ME TO

SHOW I AM A MUSLIM, LIKE

EVERYBODY ELSE WHO LIVES IN

THIS GREAT COUNTRY, THEY'RE

CHRISTIAN, JEWISH, ATHEIST,

ANYTHING -- THO SHOW WHO I

AM.

Reporter: THE MESSAGE,

DELIVERED BY IMAM HERASH,

SHOWS THAT MUSLIMS HAVE MUCH

IN COMMON WITH CHRISTIANS

AND JEWS.

IF THEY KNEW HOW MUCH WE

LOVED JESUS, HE PREACHED,

THEY WOULDN'T CRITICIZE.

HE TOLD THE MUSLIM FAITHFUL

THAT THEIR NUMBERS IN

AMERICA ARE GROWING, AND

THAT NEW YORK CITY WOULD

SOON HAVE A MUSLIM MAYOR.

THE EVENT RAISED CONCERNS IN

CHARLOTTE AND ACROSS THE

COUNTRY, NOT BECAUSE OF THE

PUBLIC DISPLAY OF PRAYER,

BUT BECAUSE OF THE MUSLIMS

LEADERS BEHIND IT.

THIS EVENT IS BEING

ORGANIZED BY NOT MODERATE,

PEACE-LOVING, PROAMERICAN

MUSLIMS.

THE ORGANIZERS OF THIS EVENT

ARE ON RECORD OF PRAISING

SHARI'A LAW, PLACING THEIR

LOYALTY TO ISLAM ABOVE THEIR

LOYALTY TO AMERICA.

THIS IS A TROUBLING THING

FOR THE D&C TO KIND OF GET

IN BED WITH THIS KIND OF

ELEMENT OF THE MUSLIM

COMMUNITY.

I'M NOT GOING TO SIT HERE

AND SAY THERE ARE NOT A

HANDFUL OF MUSLIMS WHO HAVE

THAT VISION.

BUT I DO NOT SEEK TO DO

THAT, AND NOT ANY MUSLIMS

THAT I KNOW, OR THAT I'M

AWARE OF, ARE SEEKING TO DO

THAT.

WE'RE SEEKING TO MAKE THE

CONSTITUTION WORK.

I DON'T THINK THAT WOULD BE

A WISE MOVE.

IT'S NOT NECESSARY.

IF THE CONSTITUTION DIDN'T

WORK, THERE MIGHT BE, YOU

KNOW, A NEED DO DO SOMETHING

ELSE.

BUT THE CONSTITUTION IS

WORKING.

AND SOMETIMES IT DOESN'T

WORK THE WAY WE SEE FIT, AND

WE HAVE TO WORK MORE, WE

HAVE TO GET MORE INVOLVED IN

THE POLITICAL SYSTEM.

Reporter: A HANDFUL OF

CHRISTIAN ACTIVISTS HELD

SIGNS, AND AFTER THE MUSLIM

PRAYERS ENDED, ONE MAN

PREACHED THE GOSPEL.

FORGIVE THEM; THEY KNOW

NOT WHAT THEY DO.

THIS IS AN AB

ABOMINATION.

WE WOULD

NEVER RESPECT THEM

LIKE THIS.

WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO

MUSLIMS?

Reporter: ALTHOUGH THE

JUMA WAS ASSOCIATED WITH THE

D&C, HE SAYS MUSLIMS ARE

DIVERSE IN THEIR

POLITICAL

SUPPORT.

HE SUPPORTS RON PAUL.

THEY SAY THEY ARE NOT TRYING

TO PUSH THEIR FAITH ON

ANYONE, BUT SAYS AMERICA

SHOULD EXPECT TO SEE MORE

DISPLAYS LIKE THIS MORE

OFTEN.

THE TIME OF ISOLATION OR

KEEPING MUSLIMS ON THE SIDE

IS PAST.

Reporter: JENNIFER

WISHON, REPORTING FROM THE

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL

CONVENTION IN CHARLOTTE,

NORTH CAROLINA.

Reporter: PAT, WHAT DO

YOU THINK?

Pat: WELL, I THINK THAT

IS REALLY NOT A NEWS STORY.

I QUESTION WHETHER WE SHOULD

HAVE GIVEN IT THAT MUCH

TIME.

I WISH THOSE GUYS WOULD READ

THE PAPERS.

THERE'S A WOMAN WHO IS GOING

TO BE EXECUTED IN PAKISTAN

BECAUSE ALLEGEDLY SHE

DEFAMED THE PROPHET

MOHAMMED.

AND THEY'RE NOT EVEN SURE

WHAT SHE SAID.

AND THERE IS SOMEONE ELSE

THEY WANT TO PUT IN PRISON

FOR DESECRATING THE QURAN.

AGAIN, THEY AREN'T SURE

ABOUT IT, BUT THIS IS

PAKISTAN.

OVER IN SAUDI ARABIA, THEY

CUT THE HANDS OFF THIEF,

THEY BEHEAD PEOPLE CONVICTED

OF ADULTERY, AND IF ANYBODY

SAYS ANYTHING UNKIND ABOUT

ISLAM, THEY WILL EXECUTE

THEM.

DON'T TALK TO ME ABOUT THE

CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED

STATES AND FREEDOM AND LOVE

AND PEACE AND ALL OF THAT

NONSENSE.

THIS IS JUST A SMOKES

SCREEN.

READ WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND

THE WORLD AND WHAT MUSLIMS

DO IN THE NAME OF SHARI'A.

WE DON'T WANT THAT HERE IN

THE UNITED STATES OF

AMERICA.

LEE?

Lee: CHRISTIANS IN

CHARLOTTE ARE ALSO TURNING

TO PRAY, FOR THE CHURCH AND

FOR AMERICA.

JOHN JESSOP HAS THAT STORY.

Reporter: BEFORE THE

OFFICIAL D& D.N.C. KICKOFF,

THIS COMMUNITY OF CHRISTIANS

JOINED TOGETHER FOR ONE

GOAL: TO REPENT AND ASK GOD

TO RAISE UP THE CHURCH.

OUR MORAL AND SUPERIOR

SPIRITUAL CONTROL OF AMERICA

IS AS A DIRECT RESULT OF

HIDELING UNDER A BUSHEL.

Reporter: THE CALL TO

PRAYER IS THE CULMINATION OF

A 40-DAY FAST AND MONTHS OF

PRAYER MEETINGS, FOR THE

WORLD, FOR THE NATION, AND

MOSTLY FOR THE CITY'S

CHURCHES.

BEFORE WE LOOK AT THE

PROBLEMS IN THE UNITED

STATES, TAKE A LOOK ON THE

INSIDE, AND SEE WHAT IT IS

IN US THAT NEEDS TO BE

CHANGED BY THE LORD.

CHARLOTTE HAS BEEN TERMED

THE QUEEN CITY, AND WE DARE

AND BELIEVE THAT THE QUEEN

CITY WOULD REMARRY THEIR

KING WITH VIOLENT LOVE AND

COVENANT.

Reporter: LOVE PASTORS

PARTNERED WITH OT CHURCHES

TO PROCLAIM HEALING THROUGH

CHRIST, NOT THE POLITICAL

CANDIDATES.

WE BELIEVE THAT GETTING

THE WHITE HOUSE RIGHT WILL

NOT FIX AMERICA, BUT WE MUST

FIRST GET THE CHURCH HOUSE

RIGHT.

Reporter: THEY SAY

WHILE IT IS WRONG TO PUT

JESUS IN A BOX OR POLITICAL

PARTY, THAT DOESN'T MEAN

CHRISTIANS SHOULD STAY OUT

OF THE PROCESS.

AS CHRISTIANS, WE NEED TO

APPROACH THE BALLOT BOX

SAYING IN WHAT WAY DO MY

VOTE HONOR CHRIST THE MOST.

Reporter: "IF MY

PEOPLE, WHO ARE CALLED MY BY

NAME, WILL HUMBLE THRIEFL

THEMSELVES IN PRAYER, THEN I

WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN AND

HEAL THEIR LAND."

WORSHIP LEADER JOHN WALLER

SAID HE WAS WRITING A SONG

BASED ON THAT VERSE WHEN HE

LEARNED ABOUT THE EVENT.

GOD PUT 1 CHRONICLE 17 ON

MY HEART AND THEN I GOT THAT

CALL.

Reporter: AND OTHERS

SAID THEY ALSO RECEIVED

CONFIRMATION.

I KNOW THAT GOD IS REAL,

AND I KNOW WHEN HE SEES US

COMING TOGETHER, BLACK,

WHITE -- IT DOESN'T MATTER

WHO YOU ARE -- NOW HE CAN DO

SOMETHING BECAUSE WE'RE

TAKING OUR POSITION IN HIM.

WHAT DO YOU HELP WILL

DEVELOP FROM HERE?

SPIRITUAL LIGHTNING.

WE DESPERATELY NEED IT IN

OUR COUNTRY.

WE NEED IT IN CHARLOTTE, AND

WE NEED IT IN OUR CHURCHES.

THAT MORE AND MORE PEOPLE

WILL COME TO KNOW CHRIST.

Reporter: THE ESTIMATED

CROWD IS 400 TO 600,000

COMING IN PRAYER.

AND ORGANIZERS HOPE TO

REPLICATE IT IN CITIES

ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

THERE IS ALREADY TALK THAT

ATLANTA MAY BE NEXT.

JOHN JESSOP, CBN NEWS, AT

THE HORIZON AMPHITHEATER IN

CHARLOTTE.

Lee: TENS OF THOUSANDS

OF PEOPLE IN LOUISIANA,

MISSISSIPPI, AND ARKANSAS,

ARE STILL IN THE DARK NEARLY

A WEEK AFTER HURRICANE

ISAAC.

THE WATER REACHED TWO FEET

WH HIGH IN SOME PLACES.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

DISASTER RELIEF TEAMS HAVE

BEEN ON LOCATION SINCE ISAAC

MADE LAND FALL.

THEY'RE PROVIDING RESIDENTS

WITH HOT MEALS AND NAILING

TARPS ON ROOFS, AND HELPING

FAMILIES SIMPLY JUST CLEAN

UP THE MESS.

PAT, BACK TO YOU.

Pat: WE'RE DOING WHAT

WE CAN.

ONCE AGAIN, THAT LOW-LYING

AREA AROUND NEW ORLEANS IS

JUST TERRIBLY VULNERABLE TO

ANY KIND OF STRIKES.

THEY SPENT A SUBSTANTIAL

AMOUNT OF MONEY BUILDING UP

THE LEVEES, AND MANY OF THE

LEVEES HELD, BUT,

NEVERTHELESS, THERE WERE

SOME THAT JUST -- THAT AREA

IS TOO LOW.

YOU KNOW, WE HAVE SOME

WONDERFUL FRIENDS IN NEW

ORLEANS, AND IT IS A FUN

CITY TO GO TO.

AND THE FOOD IS DELICIOUS,

BUT I DECLARE, I THINK NEW

ORLEANS SHOULD BE KEPT LIKE

WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA, LIKE

A SPECIAL COLONIAL CITY, AND

THEY OUGHT TO MOVE THE MAIN

DISTRICT TO A LITTLE HIGHER

GROUND.

Terry: AT LEAST BACK

AWAY FROM THE COASTLINE.

IT IS A GREAT CITY, BUT THIS

COULD HAPPEN EVERY YEAR.

Pat: ON AND ON AND ON,

AND THE SUFFERING IS

TREMENDOUS.

I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE

FLED NEW ORLEANS.

BUT IT'S -- AS I SAY, IT'S A

DELIGHTFUL PLACE TO GO TO

EAT IF YOU LIKE TO EAT.

HERE IS WHAT WE'RE DOING

DOWN THERE, BY THE WAY: WE

HAVE CLEANUP, WE HAVE TOOLS,

WE HAVE A MOBILE KITCHEN,

AND WE'RE FEEDING THOUSANDS

OF MEALS EVERY DAY DOWN

THERE.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE STAY

AROUND, "OPERATION

BLESSING."

THE STORM LEAVES, THE TV

CREWS GO AWAY, BUT WE'RE

THERE.

WE WORK TREMENDOUSLY TO HELP

THOSE PEOPLE IN NEW

ORLEANS.

AND THEY KNOW WE LOVE THEM,

AND WE STILL PROFESS THAT

LOVE.

FOR THOSE PEOPLE.

IF YOU WANT TO HELP, THE

TELEPHONE NUMBER IS

1-800-759-0700.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

DISASTER RELIEF FUND, CBN.

Terry: COMING UP, IN

THIS TIGHT ELECTION SEASON,

CANDIDATES WILL BE FIGHTING

FOR EVERY SINGLE VOTE.

BUT IN ONE PART OF THE

COUNTRY, SOME DEMOCRATS ARE

SAYING THAT THE PRESIDENT

HAS ALREADY LOST THEIRS.

I AM A REGISTERED

DEMOCRAT, BUT I AM AGAINST

BARACK OBAMA.

I WANTED TO VOTE AGAINST

PRESIDENT OBAMA IN ORDER TO

SEND THAT MESSAGE THAT WE

NEED CHANGE.

Terry: FIND OUT WHY

THESE VOTERS SAY THEY'RE

BEING DRIVEN AWAY FROM THEIR

PARTY.

THAT'S NEXT.

Reporter: YOU KNOW HIM

AS EITHER A FOOTBALL PLAYER

OR A FELON.

BUT YOU'VE NEVER SEEN

MICHAEL VICK LIKE THIS.

I DIDN'T CRY BECAUSE I

LOST MONEY.

I CRIED BECAUSE I LOST MY

FAMILY.

Reporter: LATER ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

Pat: WELL, IT'S THE DAY

AFTER LABOR DAY, AND

THEORETICALLY, AMERICANS ARE

GOING BACK TO WORK.

KIDS ARE BACK IN SCHOOL, AND

FOOTBALL SEASON IS UNDER

WAY.

AND ALL KINDS OF INTERESTING

THINGS ARE HAPPENING.

BUT IMAGINE THAT YOU CAN'T

ENJOY TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY

BECAUSE YOU'RE WORRIED YOU

MIGHT BE LAID OFF FROM YOUR

JOB.

WELL, THAT'S REALITY FOR

PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN COAL

COUNTRY.

AND THE BATTLE OVER ENERGY

AND JOBS IS GOING TO DECIDE

HOW MANY OF THEM WILL VOTE

THIS NOVEMBER.

MARK MARTIN TRAVELLED TO

WEST VIRGINIA FOR THIS

STORY.

AND ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

WE WON'T CHANGE.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE CHANGE.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE CHANGE

IN NOVEMBER.

Reporter: IT'S THE

RALLYING CRY SPREADING

THROUGHOUT COAL COUNTRY.

I AM A REGISTERED

DEMOCRAT, BUT I AM FOR.

CO, AND I'M AGAINST BARACK

OBAMA.

Reporter: IN 2008

PRESIDENT OBAMA WON THE VOTE

OF COAL PRODUCING STATES.

THIS NOVEMBER, VOTERS IN

COAL COUNTRIES SAY ALL PARTY

TIES ARE BEING SET ASIDE.

YOU'RE LOOKING OUT OVER

MINGO COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA,

WHAT MANY CALL THE HEART OF

THE PRESIDENT OBAMA

RESISTANT MOVEMENT.

THEY SAY IT IS NOT ABOUT

REPUBLICANS OR DEMOCRATS.

IT'S ABOUT COAL.

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S DEFEAT IN

MINGO COUNTY DURING THIS

YEAR'S DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES

MADE HEADLINES.

KEITH JUDD, A CANDIDATE

LABELLED AS AN UNKNOWN,

WALKED AWAY WITH 61% OF THE

VOTER.

VOTE.

I DON'T KNOW WHO THIS GUY

IS.

I KNOW HE PROBABLY DOESN'T

HAVE A CHANCE OF EARNING AN

ELECTORAL VOTE IN THE STATE

OF WEST VIRGINIA.

I WASN'T EVEN SURE HE WAS ON

BALLOTS IN OTHER STATES.

BUT I WANTED TO VOTE AGAINST

PRESIDENT OBAMA IN ORDER TO

SEND THAT MESSAGE THAT WE

NEED CHANGE.

Reporter: THEN THE

WORLD LEARNED KEITH JUDD WAS

A CONVICTED FELON IN TEXAS,

SERVING TIME FOR EXTORTION.

IT SENT A BIG MESSAGE.

SEVERAL SWING STATES DEPEND

ON COAL PRODUCTION.

REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL

CANDIDATE MITT ROMNEY HOPES

HIS SUPPORT OF COAL MAY TIP

THOSE STATES IN HIS FAVOR.

WE HAVE 250 YEARS OF

COAL.

WHY IN THE HECK WOULDN'T WE

USE IT.

Reporter: HE CRITICIZES

NEW GREEN REGULATIONS THAT

PUT A STRAIN ON THE COAL

INDUSTRY.

HE IS FOR ALL OF THE

SOURCES OF ENERGY THAT COME

FROM BELOW THE GROUND.

NONE THAT COME FROM BELOW

THE GROUND, LIKE OIL AND

COAL AND GAS.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA SAID IT WAS TIME TO

MAKE AN ENERGY STRATEGY FOR

THE FUTURE, BEGINNING WITH

THE FOUNDATION OF CLEAN

ENERGY.

President Obama: LET'S

PRODUCE MORE FUEL-EFFICIENT

CARS, AND LET'S PRODUCE MORE

SOLAR AND WIND POWER.

Reporter: THE PRESIDENT

CREDITS THESE PROJECTS FOR

CREATING THOUSANDS OF NI

JOBS.

President Obama: A

MOMENT WHERE WE WANT TO

PURSUE EVERY AVENUE FOR

HOMEGROWN ENERGY, IT IS

COMING FROM STATES LIKE

IOWA.

Reporter: BUT THOUSANDS

ARE BEING LOST IN COAL

COUNTRY.

YOU GO TO YOUR KIDS'

BASEBALL GAMES, AND PEOPLE

CAN'T ENJOY THEIR FAMILY

TIME, THE TIME WITH THEIR

KIDS, BECAUSE THE TALK OF

THE WHOLE TOWN IS ACTUALLY

ABOUT A LAWOFF OR ABOUT A

JOB SHUTTING DOWN.

Reporter: AND CONSIDER

THESE FIGURES, RENEWABLE

ENERGY GENERATES 13% OF

ELECTRICITY, AND COAL

REPRESENTS 42%.

AND MANY WONDER WHY THEY'RE

GIVEN AN ULTIMATUM OF

CHANGING-YEAR WACHANGING

YOU'RYOUR BUSINESS OR

ELSE.

YOU HAVE TO CHANGE, BUT

YOU CAN'T JUST DO IT

OVERNIGHT.

YOU CAN'T REPLACE COAL

OVERNIGHT.

IF WE CAN PUT A MAN ON THE

MOON, I KNOW WE CAN COME UP

WITH WAYS TO CLEAN COAL,

THAT WILL GIVE US ENERGY

INDEPENDENCE INTO THE FUTURE

AND MAKE US CONTINUE TO STAY

THE GREATEST COUNTRY THIS

WORLD HAS EVER SEEN.

Reporter: NO GOVERNMENT

REGULATIONS ARE GETTING MUCH

OF THE BLAME.

MINES MUST MEET DEMANDING

ENVIRONMENTAL RULES TO STAY

IN OPERATION OR GET NEW

PERMITS.

OWNERS ARGUE THEY WERE NOT

AFFORD TO MAKE THE NECESSARY

CHANGES IN THE AMOUNT OF

TIME THEY'RE GIVEN,

RESULTING IN LAYOFFS AND

CLOSURES.

AS MINES SHUT DOWN, PRICES

INCREASE, MAKING COAL POWER

UNPROFITABLE, AND DECREASING

CONSUMPTION.

THE END RESULT: THOUSANDS OF

JOBS LAWSUIT AND

SKYROCKETING ELECTRICITY

PRICES.

EVERYTHING WE DO DEPENDS

UPON ENERGY.

IT HAS GOT TO BE AFFORDABLE,

LOW COST, AND RELIABLE.

AND LOW-COST COAL IS THAT.

THE BOTTOM LINE IS THIS:

NO COUNTRY HAS EVER BEEN

SUCCESSFUL, OR EVER STAYED

SUCCESSFUL, UNLESS THEY USED

ALL OF THE RESOURCES THEY

HAD.

Reporter: MARK MARTIN,

MINGO COUNTY, WEST

VIRGINIA.

Pat: THOSE FOLKS ARE

SMART OVER THERE AND LISTEN

TO WHAT THEY'RE SAYING.

BUT THAT COAL AREA IS NOT

JUST CONFINED TO WEST

VIRGINIA.

IT GOES INTO KENTUCKY AND

PARTS OF THE MIDWEST.

YOU FIND A GREAT DEAL OF

COAL IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN

AREA.

IT IS AN IMPORTANT SOURCE OF

ENERGY.

AND THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

JUST SAYS, LOOK, WE HATE

COAL.

LET'S SHUT THEM ALL DOWN.

LET'S PUT DA DRACONIAN

REGULATIONS ON THEM.

AND THEY SEEM TO BE AGAINST

FRACKING.

AND THE IDEA OF OPENING UP

THESE TREMENDOUS SEEMS OF

NATURAL GAS IS JUST

UNBELIEVABLE.

THE VERY SHALE BEDS THAT ARE

THERE -- WE'VE GOT ENOUGH

NATURAL GAS TO LAST 100

YEARS OR MORE.

AND ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS

CONVERT NATURAL GAS INTO THE

LIQUID SO THAT IT WILL RUN

CARS.

IT CAN RUN BUSES AND THINGS

LIKE THAT NOW.

Terry: I LOVE THE GUY

WHO SAID, SURELY IF WE CAN

PUT A MAN ON THE MOON, WE

CAN COME UP WITH SOME OF THE

WAYS TO CLEAN COAL.

Pat: FOR OBAMA TO SAY

WIND POWER IS HOME-GROUND

ENERGY.

GIVE ME A BREAK.

HE CONTROLS THE WIND.

BACK TO WHAT YOU'RE REALLY

INTERESTED IN, FOOTBALL.

Terry: I COULDN'T AGREE

MORE.

Pat: I AM A FAN OF

VIRGINIA'S PREMIER FOOTBALL

TEAM.

VIRGINIA TECH.

IT USED TO BE CALL V.P. I.

Terry: DID YOU WATCH

THE GAME LAST NIGHT?

Pat: I WATCHED UNTIL

THE GEORGIA TECH TEAM SCORED

A SECOND TOUCHDOWN, AND IT

LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE GOING

TO WIN AND I TURNED IT OFF.

Terry: YOU MISSED THE

BEST PART.

Pat: I'LL TELL YOU

WHAT, I HAD TO GO TO BED.

I HAD TO BE HERE LOOKING

BRIGHT ON THE TELEVISION.

LO AND BEHOLD, WITH 20

SECONDS LEFT --

Terry: IT WAS A GREAT

FINALE.

Pat: THEY GOT A FIELD

GOAL AND WENT INTO OVERTIME

AND THEN THEY WON.

EXTRAORDINARY.

Terry: THAT'S WHY I'M A

LITTLE BLURRY-EYED.

Pat: DID YOU STAY UP

AND WATCH --

Terry: ABSOLUTELY.

AND GLAD I DID.

Pat: YOU'RE FROM

WISCONSIN, GREENBAY, AND YOU

ARE A DIE-HARD FAN.

Terry: DIE-HARD FAN, AS

IS MY FAMILY.

Pat: I THOUGHT, NOT

ANOTHER ONE.

Terry: THAT'S WHAT WAS

SO GREAT.

IT WASN'T GOING IN THAT

DIRECTION.

YOU HAD TO SEE IT, IT WAS

AMAZING.

Pat: THREW A LONG PASS

AND KICKED A FIELD GOAL.

GOT A TIE.

COMING UP, ONE OF THE STARS

OF THE VIRGINIA TECH

FOOTBALL TEAM WAS A GUY WHO

LIVES IN PETERSBURG,

VIRGINIA, NAME MICHAEL

VICK.

HE WAS AN OUTSTANDING

PLAYER, AND HE WENT WITH THE

ATLANTA FALCONS, AND HE WAS

A STAR.

AND THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW,

SOMEONE TALKED HIM INTO

GETTING PIT BULLS TO FIGHT

EACH OTHER AND THAT STARTED

A DOWNWARD SPIRAL.

COMING UP, MICHAEL VICK

TELLS US ABOUT HIS BEING

THROWN IN JAIL, PRISON, AND

HOW HE HIT ROCK BOTTOM.

SAD YEAS THIE AT THE

TIME WAS 3 1/2.

Pat: OUR EXCLUSIVE

INTERVIEW WITH PRO BALL

QUARTERBACK COMING UP.

DON'T GO AWAY.

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS

ONE.

Pat: FOOTBALL!

PRO FOOTBALL!

BIG, BIG BUCKS, PRO

FOOTBALL!

OVER THE COURSE OF HIS

CAREER, MICHAEL VICK HAS HAD

HIS FACE PLASTERED ON

MAGAZINE COVERS AND VIDEO

GAMES.

HE IS A MAN WHO SIGNED A

$130 MILLION CONTRACT, EVEN

BEFORE HE THREW A PASS IN

THE NFL.

MICHAEL VICK REVOLUTIONIZED

THE GAME, AND HE NEARLY

THREW IT ALL AWAY BY

GAMBLING A COUPLE THOUSAND

DOLLARS ON A DOG FIGHTING

RING.

RECENTLY MICHAEL TOLD SPORTS

REPORTER SEAN BROWN ABOUT

WHEN THINGS WENT WRONG, AND

HOW HE IS TRYING TO MAKE IT

RIGHT.

I DIDN'T CRY BECAUSE I

LOST MONEY.

YOU KNOW, I DIDN'T CRY

BECAUSE I LOST CARS AND I

LOST NAME AND FORTUNE.

I CRIED BECAUSE I LOST MY

FAMILY.

Reporter: MICHAEL VICK,

ONE OF THE MOST EXHILARATING

ATHLETES ON ANY PLAYING

FIELD.

IN HIS FIRST SIX SEASONS IN

THE NFL, HE BECAME A

NIGHTMARE FOR DEFENCES.

HE COULD EITHER PICK THEM

APART THROUGH THE AIR OR ON

THE GROUND.

THE FOUR-TIME PRO BOWLER

ESTABLISHED HIMSELF AS THE

FASTEST QUARTERBACK TO EVERY

PLAY THE GAME.

BUT BEFORE THE SIXTH SEASON,

HE FACED A CHAPTER THAT

FORCED HIM TO RELY ON THE

FAITH HE HAD BEEN RUNNING ON

FOR YEARS.

I GREW IN DOWNTOWN, AND

THAT WAS THE ROUGHEST PART,

THE EAST-END AREA.

IT WAS ROUGH OUT THERE.

A LOT OF TURMOIL, A LOT OF

VIOLENCE.

YOU KNOW, BUT IT KIND OF

SHAPED AND MOLDED ME INTO

THE PERSON THAT I'VE

BECOME.

Reporter: MICHAEL LIVED

IN THE WRIGLEY CIRCLE

HOUSING PROJECTS, WHERE FOR

A KID, GANGS, DRUGS, AND PIT

BULLS WERE JUST LIKE NOISE.

I THINK IT WAS THE SUMMER

OF 1991, '92, I HEARD A

GUNSHOT EVERY NIGHT.

EVERY SINGLE NIGHT

THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER.

Reporter: HOW DID YOU

STAY AWAY FROM ALL OF THAT?

WELL, I SET A GOAL WHEN I

WAS YOUNGER, AND MY GOAL WAS

TO MAKE IT TO THE NFL.

AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT IT

WAS GOING TO TAKE TO GET

THERE, BUT I KNEW BEING GANG

AFFILIATED WASN'T GOING TO

DO IT.

Reporter: EVEN THOUGH

MICHAEL WAS FOCUSED ON

FOOTBALL, IT WAS HARD TO

AVOID BEING TEMPTED BY THE

CONSISTENT CALL OF THE

STREETS.

SO HE LEANED ON A BIBLE

VERSE HIS GRANDMOTHER GAVE

HIM.

JEREMIAH 21: "I KNOW THE

PLANS THAT I HAVE FOR YOU."

PLANS TO GROW AND PROSPER.

THAT WAS THE ONE THAT I

ALWAYS FELT LIKE, YOU KNOW,

WAS MY LIFE, REGARDLESS OF

WHAT LEVEL I WAS ON.

WHETHER I WAS IN ELEMENTARY

SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL, OR IN

COLLEGE.

THAT'S WHAT I ALWAYS

REFERRED BACK TO.

MY GRANDMOTHER ALWAYS TOOK

US TO CHURCH.

SHE ALWAYS HAD A BIBLE ON

THE TABLE.

ALWAYS, YOU KNOW, GOT

SPIRITUAL ON US WHENEVER WE

GOT OUT OF LINE.

THE MORE I SEEN HER PRAY AND

SHOUTING, AND THANKING THE

LORD, THE MORE I STARTED TO

THANK THE LORD AND BELIEVED

THAT THAT WAS THE RIGHT

THING TO DO.

THAT'S WHEN MY FAITH

STARTED.

THAT'S WHERE I STARTED TO

DEVELOP THAT BELIEF IN GOD,

THAT YOU HAD TO HAVE SOME

TYPE OF BELIEF AND FAITH

DEEP DOWN.

AND, YOU KNOW, YOU HAD TO

HAVE SOME SORT OF COMMITMENT

TO THE LORD.

Reporter: SO THAT GOD'S

WORD WOULD STAY ON HIS MIND,

HE TOOK IT TO BED WITH HIM.

I WAS SLEEPING WITH THE

BIBLE UNDER MY PILLOW

BECAUSE I FELT LIKE I NEEDED

AN EDGE.

AND WHATEVER WAY THAT I

COULD GET IT -- YOU KNOW,

YOU ALWAYS HEARD ABOUT THE

BLACK QUARTERBACKS NOT BEING

QUALIFIED ENOUGH TO PLAY IN

THE NFL.

AND I BELIEVED IT BECAUSE I

HEARD IT SO MUCH.

AND THEN, YOU KNOW, WATCHING

THE NFL, YOU SEE THAT IT WAS

PREDOMINANTLY WHITE.

I SAID TO MYSELF, THAT CAN'T

BE TRUE.

YOU KNOW, I'M GOING TO NEED

SOME EXTRA HELP.

YOU KNOW, I'M GOING TO NEED

A CERTAIN BELIEF, A CERTAIN

TYPE OF TRUST.

AND NO MAN -- ONLY GOD, THE

SPIRIT, CAN GET ME THERE.

I FELT THAT WAY AT A YOUNG

AGE.

Reporter: ARE YOU

SAYING THAT MICHAEL VICK,

YOUNG MICHAEL VICK, BECAUSE

OF ALL OF THE THINGS THAT

THEY WERE SAYING ABOUT

AFRICAN-AMERICAN

QUARTERBACKS, IT STARTED TO

AFFECT YOU A LITTLE BIT, AND

THERE WERE SOME DOUBTS?

THERE WAS DOUBTS.

THERE WAS DOUBTS, BUT I

LEANED ON THE LORD.

Reporter: WELCOME TO

WARD HIGH SCHOOL, THE

LAUNCHING PAD THAT PRO

PROPELLED MICHAEL VICK TO

NATIONAL NOTORIETY.

HERE IS A LOOK AT YOUNG

MICHAEL VICK BEFORE HE

ENTERED THE NFL.

GOD IS MORE IMPORTANT

THAN EVERYTHING.

SHOWING US HOW TO BECOME A

LEADER AND HOW TO BECOME A

HUMBLE PERSON.

Reporter: AND YOU TAKE

HIM WITH YOU ON THE FOOTBALL

FIELD?

I TAKE HIM EVERYWHERE.

Reporter: SHORTLY AFTER

THAT, MICHAEL WAS SELECTED

FIRST IN THE 2001 NFL

DRAFT.

A CHAPTER IN HIS LIFE THAT

SENT HIM TO SOME OF THE

DARKEST PLACES HE HAD EVER

BEEN.

THE TRANSITION FROM

COLLEGE TO NFL IS A

DIFFERENT WORLD.

YOU'VE GOT THE WORLD IN THE

PALM OF YOUR HANDS.

YOU'VE GOT MONEY.

YOU'VE GOT WOMEN.

YOU'VE GOT, YOU KNOW,

EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN.

YOU'VE GOT DRUGS, YOU'VE GOT

MARIJUANA, YOU'VE GOT

WHATEVER YOU'RE INTO.

YOU KNOW, WHATEVER FLOATS

YOUR BOAT, WHATEVER MAKES

YOU HAPPY.

AND YOU JUST START TO FEEL

LIKE YOU'VE JUST GOT TO LIVE

LIFE.

Reporter: DID YOU FEEL

UNTOUCHABLE?

YEAH, I FELT

UNTOUCHABLE.

I FELT LIKE I HAD BEEN

BLESSED.

I PRAYED ABOUT THIS TO

HAPPEN TO ME.

I PRAYED FOR SUCCESS IN

LIFE.

I PRAYED FOR WEALTH.

AND I GOT IT ALL.

SO WHAT MORE IS THERE TO

DO?

SO THERE WAS NO MORE PEOPLE

COULD DO.

NO MORE BIBLE UNDER THE

PILLOWS.

NO MORE SAYING MY PRAYERS AT

NIGHT.

I WAS GOING TO SLEEP DRUNK.

GOING TO SLEEP HIGH.

YOU KNOW, GOING TO SLEEP

PROBABLY WITH A DIFFERENT

WOMAN BESIDE ME EVERY OTHER

NIGHT.

Reporter: ON THE FIELD,

MICHAEL'S CAREER WAS SOARING

ON THE WINGS OF THE ATLANTA

FALCONS.

OFF THE FIELD, WITH HIS

FAITH TUCKED AWAY.

THIS TIME HE DIDN'T RESIST

THE CALL OF THE STREET,

WHICH LED TO DOG FIGHTING.

MY FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH

DOG FIGHTING CAME WHEN I WAS

8 YEARS OLD.

IT TOOK PLACE IN RURAL

AREAS, BUT SOMETIMES IT WAS

OUT IN THE PUBLIC.

IT WAS OUT IN AN OPEN AREA

WHERE PEOPLE COULD SEE.

AND YOU OVERLOOKED IT.

Reporter: YOU'VE GOT

MONEY, YOU'VE GOT FAME,

YOU'VE GOT EVERYTHING YOU

COULD POSSIBLY WANT --

YEAH.

Reporter: YOU'VE

ALREADY GOT THE MONEY.

YEAH.

Reporter: WHY DID YOU

FEEL LIKE YOU NEEDED DOG

FIGHTING?

IT WAS SOMETHING THAT

I -- YOU KNOW, I GRAVITATED

TO, AND I LIKED THE

COMPETITION PART ABOUT IT.

Reporter: SO IT REALLY

WASN'T ABOUT THE MONEY.

IT WASN'T ABOUT THE

MONEY.

IT WAS JUST ABOUT THE

COMPETITION.

MY FRIENDS CARED MORE ABOUT

THE MONEY THAN ME.

Reporter: AFTER SIX

SEASONS WITH THE FALCONS,

MICHAEL WAS ON TOP OF THE

FOOTBALL WORLD.

HIS ACTIVITIES OFF THE FIELD

SENT HIM STRAIGHT TO

PRISON.

LET'S TALK ABOUT JUST THAT

MOMENT OF BEING STRIPPED OF

EVERYTHING, WHEN YOU FEEL

LIKE -- WHEN YOU REALIZE,

MAN, I'VE JUST LOST

EVERYTHING?

THAT WAS TOUGH.

THAT WAS A HARD PILL TO

SWALLOW.

YOU'VE GOT TO TAKE INTO

CONSIDERATION EVERYTHING

YOU'VE WORKED FOR, AND

EVERYTHING YOU HAVE BEEN

GIVEN.

THE HARDEST PART IS THINKING

ABOUT THE GOOD TIMES.

Reporter: DID YOU HAVE

A BREAKDOWN?

I BROKE DOWN PLENTY OF

TIMES, YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

I'M A MAN, I'M A TOUGH GUY.

AND I CAN ENDURE A LOT.

I CAN ENDURE A LOT.

BUT SOMETIMES YOU GET WEAK.

I DIDN'T CRY BECAUSE I LOST

MY FREEDOM, YOU KNOW.

THAT WASN'T EVEN THE HARD

PART.

YOU KNOW.

I CRIED BECAUSE I LOST MY

FAMILY.

I LOST MY LOVED ONES, AND

I'M FAMILY UNITED-ORIENTED,

SO THAT'S WHAT GOT ME.

Reporter: WHEN HE WENT

TO PRISON, MICHAEL WE

ENGAGED, AND HE THREE

PRAYERS.

MY OLDEST KIND OF

UNDERSTOOD, HE SAW IT ON TV

AND WE TALKED ABOUT IT.

JADA WAS 3 1/2, AND SHE WAS

BEHIND THE GLASS, AND IT WAS

ROUGH.

Reporter: AT WHAT POINT

DID YOU HAVE TOTAL REMORSE

FOR YOUR ACTIONS FOR DOG

FIGHTING.

YOU KNOW WHAT IS CRAZY, I

ALWAYS HAD REMORSE FOR MY

ACTIONS.

WHEN I WAS DOING IT, I

ALWAYS FELT LIKE WHY?

WHY AM I EVEN INVOLVED IN

THIS?

AND I STILL THINK I WENT TO

PRISON BECAUSE THERE WAS

CERTAIN PEOPLE I NEEDED TO

GET AWAY FROM.

SO IT WAS BIGGER THAN DOG

FIGHTING.

IT WAS BIGGER THAN MY

SITUATION AS A WHOLE.

I THINK IT WAS DONE TO BRING

AWARENESS TO THAT.

IT WAS DONE TO SHOW THAT

REGARDLESS OF WHO YOU ARE,

YOU WILL GET PUNISHED, AND

YOU'RE NOT ABOVE THE LAW.

AND FOR ME, YOU KNOW

SPIRITUALLY, DON'T LOSE

SIGHT OF HOW YOU GOT HERE.

STAY HUMBLE.

Reporter: MICHAEL SPENT

18 MONTHS IN PRISON BEFORE

HE WAS RELEASED IN 2009.

NATURALLY, HE WANTED TO MAKE

IT BACK TO THE NFL.

FIRST HE HAD TO MAKE THINGS

RIGHT WITH GOD.

THE TIME I SPENT IN

PRISON, I PUT MY IDEAS OF

HOW I WAS GOING TO COME BACK

AND MAKE IT ALL RIGHT.

I STILL PRAYED.

I STILL FELT LIKE HAVING MY

FAITH WAS THE BEST THING I

COULD HAVE.

MORE SO THAN MONEY OR

ANYTHING ELSE.

Reporter: IN AUGUST OF

2009, AFTER THE FALCONS

ORGANIZATION RELEASED HIM,

MICHAEL WAS OFFERED A

ONE-YEAR DEAL WITH THE

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AS A

THIRD STRINGER.

BY THE NEXT SEASON, AFTER

THE TRADING, MICHAEL BECAME

THE STARTER.

THE TRUE MICHAEL VICK HAD

ARRIVED.

HE IS NOW IN HIS 10th

SEASON IN THE NFL.

AND HE HAS BEEN A BUSY MAN.

HE AND HIS FIANCEE GOT

MARRIED IN THE OFF-SEASON,

AND HE HAS THRUST HIMSELF

INTO SEVERAL CHARITABLE

WORKS, AS WELL AS WORKING

WITH THE HUMANE SOCIETY TO

HELP STRENGTHEN ANIMAL

WELFARE LAWS.

AND HE HAS WRITTEN A BOOK

"MICHAEL

VIC, FINALLY FREE"

WHICH DETAILS HIS JOURNEY.

AND HE SAYS THIS TIME AROUND

HIS PRIORITIES ARE IN ORDER

AND HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH

GOD IS AT THE TOP.

IT IS EVIDENT THAT I NEED

A RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

CHRIST.

LOOK AT EVERYTHING I'VE BEEN

THROUGH.

LOOK AT MY WORLD.

LOOK AT HOW I'VE BEEN ABLE

TO COME BACK.

LOOK AT WHAT I'VE BEEN

GIVEN.

EVEN IN MY DARKEST MOMENTS,

THOSE ARE THE TIMES WHEN YOU

NEED TO LEAN ON CHRIST.

WHY WOULDN'T YOU?

WHO ELSE ARE YOU GOING TO

LEAN ON?

Reporter: HOW IS

MICHAEL VICK DIFFERENT

BEFORE THE INCARCERATION AND

NOW?

YEAH.

BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP NOW, I

MAKE SURE I TAKE TIME TO SAY

MY PRAYERS.

YOU KNOW, REGARDLESS OF WHAT

TYPE OF DAY I HAD,

REGARDLESS OF WHAT TYPE OF

NIGHT THAT I HAVE.

I GIVE THANKS THROUGHOUT THE

DAY NOW.

I THANK GOD FOR THE CLOTHING

THAT I HAVE ON ME.

I THANK GOD FOR ME BEING

ABLE TO WAKE UP AND BE WITH

MY CITD KIDS AND MY FAMILY,

AND THE BLESSINGS I'VE BEEN

GIVEN.

I'M JUST FOLLOWING THE

FOOTSTEPS AND I WAS SUPPOSED

TO FOLLOW, AND WALKING THE

WALK I WAS SUPPOSED TO WALK.

I FEEL LIKE I'VE BEEN

FAVORED.

SO I FEEL LIKE I HAVE TO

GIVE MY THANKS.

I MAKE SURE MY PRIORITIES

ARE IN ORDER.

I MAKE SURE I WALK THAT

WALK.

I'M BEING OBEDIENT.

EVEN THOUGH I'M NOT A SAINT

AND I DON'T DID EVERYTHING

RIGHT.

I THINK IT IS ALL IN YOUR

BELIEF AND HOW STRONG IT

IS.

AND I THINK MINE IS STRONGER

THAN MOST.

Pat: AMAZING TESTIMONY

BY ONE OF THE GREATEST

FOOTBALL PLAYERS THAT HAS

EVER PLAYED THE GAME.

HE IS EXTRAORDINARY.

THE FASTEST BACK, INCREDIBLE

PASSER, BUT ALL THAT MONEY,

$130 MILLION, $140 MILLION,

ALL TAKEN AWAY.

HIS FREEDOM TAKEN AWAY, HIS

FAMILY TAKEN AWAY, BECAUSE

OF SOME STUPID GAMBLING DEAL

HE GOT INTO AND HE DIDN'T

NEED TO.

A FEW LITTLE DOGS, AND IT

WAS CRUELTY, SURE.

AND PEOPLE WANTED TO CRUCIFY

HIM WHEN IT WAS OVER WITH.

THEY JUST HATED HIM.

BUT HE CAME BACK BECAUSE GOD

IS A GOD OF FORGIVENESS.

GOD IS A GOD OF A SECOND

CHANCE.

AND I'M SO GRATEFUL THAT

MICHAEL VICK HAS GOTTEN A

SECOND CHANCE, BUT HE DID IT

BY BEING HUMBLE BEFORE THE

LORD, BY CONFESSING HIS

SINS, AND BY CRYING OUT TO

GOD FOR HIS MERCY.

AND THE SAME THING WILL

HAPPEN TO YOU.

PROBABLY THE BEST THING THAT

EVER HAPPENED TO MICHAEL WAS

TO HAVE THAT EXPERIENCE AND

GO TO PRISON.

OTHERWISE HE WOULD HAVE BEEN

INTO THAT GLAMOROUS

LIFESTYLE, LIVING

IMMORTALITY, DRINKING AND

DRUGS, BECAUSE EVERYTHING

WAS AVAILABLE.

HE HAD THE MONEY.

HE COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING

THAT HIS LUSTFUL HEART

DESIRED, AND IT WOULD BE

GIVEN TO HIM ON A SILVER

PLATTER.

AND GOD SAID, NO, MICHAEL.

I LOVE YOU TOO MUCH TO LET

THAT HAPPEN.

I LOVE YOU TOO MUCH THAT

YOUR SOUL WILL BE PRESERVED,

EVEN THOUGH THE OUTER SHELL

IS TAKEN AWAY.

FOR SOME OF YOU RIGHT NOW,

YOU SAY, LOOK, THIS GUY IS A

BIG-TIME FOOTBALL PLAYER.

HE'S ONE OF THE GREATS.

BUT YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO

HIM.

YOU DON'T WANT THAT TO

HAPPEN TO YOU.

IF YOU WILL CONFESS YOUR SIN

RIGHT NOW, IF YOU WILL

HUMBLE YOURSELF BEFORE THE

LORD, THE LORD WILL SHOW YOU

MERCY, AND HE WILL FORGIVE

YOUR SIN.

BUT I ASK YOU RIGHT NOW, IF

YOU DON'T KNOW JESUS, WHAT

WILL HAPPEN IN THE DARK

DAY?

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE

TURBULENT TIMES?

MICHAEL VICK HAD HIS FAITH

TO LEAN ON.

HE GOT IT FROM HIS

GRANDMOTHER.

I WANT YOU TO PRAY WITH ME

RIGHT NOW IF YOU DON'T KNOW

THE LORD.

THESE WORDS, JESUS -- THAT'S

RIGHT, SAY IT.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU

HUMBLY.

I COME TO YOU AS A SINNER.

I COME TO YOU NEEDING A

SAVIOR.

I COME TO YOU ASKING FOR

FORGIVENESS.

AND NOW I TURN TO YOU AND I

SAY COME INTO MY HEART.

LIVE YOUR LIFE IN ME.

AND FROM THIS MOMENT ON, I

WILL LIVE FOR YOU AND I WILL

SERVE YOU.

THANK YOU FOR HEARING MY

PRAYER.

THANK YOU FOR COMING INTO MY

HEART.

AND FOR THOSE WHO PRAYED

WITH ME JUST THEN, IF YOU

WANT TO GO FURTHER, AND I

KNOW YOU DO, I WANT TO OFFER

SOMETHING TO YOU.

WE'VE HAD THIS AVAILABLE FOR

A WHILE, BUT IT'S VERY

EFFECTIVE.

IT TELLS YOU WHAT YOU'VE

JUST DONE, AND WHAT'S GOING

TO HAPPEN NEXT.

IT IS A LITTLE 73-MINUTE

C.D.

YOU CAN POP IT INTO YOUR

COMPACT DISC PLAYER AND

LISTEN TO IT.

IT WILL TELL YOU ABOUT THE

EXCHANGED LIFE, ABOUT BEING

BORN AGAIN, AND WHAT HAPPENS

IF ANYBODY IS IN CHRIST, HE

IS A NEW CREATION.

YOU WANT THIS.

I'LL GIVE IT TO YOU IF YOU

JUST CALL AND SAY I PRAYED

WITH YOU, AND I GAVE MY

HEART TO JESUS.

1-800-759-0700.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

AND BY THE WAY, MICHAEL VICK

HAS WRITTEN A BOOK --

FABULOUS STORY BY THE WAY --

ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN HIS

LIFE.

HE IS STILL PLAYING WITH THE

EAGLES, AND I HOPE HE HAS A

GOOD YEAR.

HE PUTS HIMSELF ON THE LINE,

AND HE IS SUBJECT TO A GREAT

DEAL OF INJURY BECAUSE HE

DOESN'T HOLD BACK LIKE SOME

QUARTERBACKS.

Terry: HE PLAYS HARD.

Pat: REAL HARD.

THIS IS AVAILABLE WHEREVER

BOOKS ARE SOLD.

IT'S ALSO AVAILABLE ON

MICHAEL'S WEBSITE, MICHAEL

MichaelVick.com AND I SAID

HE WAS BORN IN PETERSBURG,

BUT HE WAS BORN JUST DOWN

THE ROAD.

GREAT STORY.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP LATER,

A HURRICANE RIPS THROUGH A

TOWN AND FORCES ONE FAMILY

TO LIVE IN A TENT.

HEAR HOW THEY REBUILT THEIR

LIVES FOR FREE.

.

Reporter: WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

THE CONSERVATIVE DOCUMENTARY

"2016, OBAMA'S AMERICA."

IS STILL SHOWING SURPRISING

STRENGTH AT THE BOX OFFICE.

THE FILM FINISHED IN THE TOP

10, WITH AN ESTIMATED

$7 MILLION.

IT HAS GROSSED MORE THAN

$20 MILLION, AND IT IS THE

FIFTH HIGHEST GROSSING

GROSSING POLITICAL

DOCUMENTARY.

EATING ORGANIC VEGETABLES

MAY NOT BE WORTH THE

EVIDENCE.

THEY FOUND VERY LITTLE

EVIDENCE THAT ORGANIC

VEGETABLES IS HEALTHIER.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST NEWS BY GOING TO

CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: OVER THE PAST

FEW YEARS, WE'VE SEEN SOME

OF THE WORST NATURAL

DISASTERS IN HISTORY.

WHEN A HURRICANE SLAMMED

INTO MEXICO'S GULF COAST,

GLADYS AND HER FAMILY LOST

EVERYTHING THEY OWNED.

Reporter: JUAN AND HIS

WIFE, GLADYS, DON'T LIKE TO

REMEMBER THE DAY A HURRICANE

DESTROYED THE FAMILY HOME

AND BAKERY BUSINESS.

THEY'VE BEEN RAISING THEIR

TWO GRANDDAUGHTERS IN THIS

TEMPORARY TENT CITY EVER

SINCE.

I WONDERED HOW WE COULD

START A BUSINESS AGAIN.

WE LAUGHTER EVERYTHING.

Reporter: THEN A TEAM

FROM "OPERATION BLESSING"

MEXICO CAME FOR A VISIT.

FIRST THEY BOUGHT THE COUPLE

A BRAND NEW STACKABLE OVEN,

NOW PANS AND UTENSILS.

THEN WE DELIVERED A

STATIONWAGON FULL OF FLOUR

AND OTHER SUPPLIES TO GET

THE BUSINESS STARTED AGAIN.

FINALLY, WE INSTALLED A

WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM

THAT NOT ONLY SERVES THIS

FAMILY, BUT EVERYONE IN THE

CAMP.

MORE THAN 100 FAMILIES.

WE ARE SO THANKFUL THAT

"OPERATION BLESSING" CAME TO

HELP US OUT.

THEY BELIEVED IN US, THAT WE

COULD BE BAKERS AGAIN.

GRACIAS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO

EVERYONE WHO CAME TO HELP

US.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

Terry: THANK YOU,

INDEED.

YOU ARE MAKING SUCH A

DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF

INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES

LIKE THIS, IN THE LIVES OF

COMMUNITIES LIKE THIS.

HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN?

IT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE LIKE

YOU AND ME SAY I'M GOING TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

AND TOGETHER WE'RE ALL OUT

TO CHANGE THE WORLD AND

TOUCH PEOPLE'S LIVES.

YOU CAN DO THAT TODAY, IF

YOU HAVEN'T JOINED YET.

IN FACT, WE INVITE YOU TO DO

IT RIGHT NOW.

OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE.

IT'S IN YOUR SCREEN,

1-800-759-0700.

IT IS 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH, TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

WILL YOU DO THAT NOW?

WE HAVE SO MANY THINGS THAT

PEOPLE NEED AROUND THE

WORLD.

AND AS PAT MENTIONED

EARLIER, SO MUCH GOING ON

DOWN IN LOUISIANA.

EVEN DOWN IN HAITI, WE'RE

STILL THERE AFTER THE

DISASTER THERE.

WE STAY WHEN OTHERS HAVE

LEFT, AND WE ARE COMMITTED

TO MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

STAND WITH US.

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU

TO YOU FOR CARING ABOUT

OTHERS IS TO SEND YOU PAT'S

LATEST TEACHING.

IT IS CALLED "THE THREE

BLESSINGS."

YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE THIS.

HE TALKS ABOUT THE THREE

THINGS HE CONSISTENTLY ASKED

GOD FOR OVER HIS 50 YEARS OF

MINISTRY.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE A COPY

WITH THAT.

IT WILL BLESS YOU AND YOU'LL

BE ABLE TO BLESS OTHERS.

CALL NOW AND SAY I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

1-800-759-0700.

YOU KNOW, MORE THAN 50 YEARS

AGO, THE CHRISTIAN

BROADCASTING NETWORK WAS

LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY FROM

DEBUTING ON TV.

THERE WAS JUST ONE TINY

PROBLEM: WE DIDN'T HAVE THE

MONEY.

EVEN BEFORE THAT FIRST

BROADCAST, PAT ROBERTSON

GATHERED TOGETHER THE SMALL

CBN STAFF ON LABOR DAY FOR A

SPECIAL TIME OF PRAYER.

YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED?

SOON AFTER A MAN DELIVERED A

CHECK AND CBN WAS ON THE

AIR.

AND WHILE THIS COMPANY HAS

GROWN OVER THE YEARS TO

BECOME AN INTERNATIONAL

MINISTRY, WE STILL REMEMBER

OUR ROOTS.

AND SO EVERY LABOR DAY, OUR

ENTIRE STAFF COMES TOGETHER,

JUST LIKE WE DID A HALF

CENTURY AGO.

WE'D LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU

SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS

YEAR'S SERVICE.

IT IS THE SIXTH CHAPTER

OF NUMBERS.

IT IS THE 22nd VERSE.

AND THE NEXT THREE OR FOUR

VERSES.

"AND THE LORD SAID TO MOSES,

NOW YOU TELL AARON THIS IS

HOW YOU ARE TO BLESS THE

ISRAELITES."

AND YOU KNOW THE LATIN,

BENEDICTUS, BENEDICTION, IS

TO SAY NICE THINGS ABOUT

SOMEBODY.

AND A BLESSING IS SAYING

SOMETHING NICE ABOUT

SOMEBODY.

SO WHEN THE CHILDREN OF

AARON WERE PRONOUNCING THIS

BLESSING, THINK WHAT THEY

WERE TELLING THOSE PEOPLE.

JEHOVAH BLESS YOU AND KEEP

YOU.

JEHOVAH MAKE HIS FACE SHINE

UPON YOU AND BE GRACIOUS AND

UNMERITED FAVOR TO YOU.

JJEHOVAH TURN HIS FACE

WORDS YOU AND GIVE YOU

PEACE.

WOW, THAT'S WHAT THE WORLD

SEEKS AFTER.

THIS IS THE BLESSING.

AND WE'RE ABLE TO MINISTER

THAT PEACE TO PEOPLE.

THAT'S THE PROMISE THAT GOD

HAS.

I WILL GIVE YOU PEACE.

AND THAT'S WHY WHEN WE SAY

THIS BLESSING, WE NEED TO

UNDERSTAND WHAT WE'RE

SAYING.

WE'RE INVOKING GOOD THINGS

OVER PEOPLE'S LIVES IN THE

NAME OF THE ONE WHO CAUSES

EVERYTHING TO BE.

Terry: WELL, WE LOVE

GATHERING TOGETHER AS A CBN

FAMILY.

WE HAD A TIME OF PRAISE AND

WORSHIP.

AND WE ENDED WITH COMMUNION,

AND IT WAS A WONDERFUL DAY.

Pat: THE BLESSING --

PEOPLE NEED TO TAKE IT,

ANALYZE, AND BREAK IT

APART.

I TRY TO DO THAT.

IT IS SO IMPORTANT.

Terry: IT WAS

BEAUTIFULLY DONE.

VERY ENCOURAGING FOR

EVERYBODY.

LET'S ANSWER SOME E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

THIS IS FROM KYE, WHO SAYS

"PAT, PLEASE HELP.

I AM 15, MY DAD TRIES TO

BRING ME TO TUMBLE.

HE IS A DEDICATED BUDDHIST,

AND HE KNOWS I'M A

CHRISTIAN.

I USUALLY TRY NOT TO GO IN

THE TEMPLE.

I TRY TO STAY OUTSIDE.

WHEN THERE IS A SPECIAL

EVENT, I DON'T HAVE A

CHOICE.

MY DAD CONSTANTLY TELLS ME

I'M BEING RUDE AND

DISOBEDIENT.

AND HE SAYS, DOES THE BIBLE

SAY YOU CAN DISOBEY YOUR

PARENTS?

IS THERE ANYWHERE IN THE

BIBLE THAT SAYS THER IT IS

A SIN TO GO TO TEMPLE?

I'M TORN."

Pat: YOU HAVE THE

EXAMPLE OF LAYMEN WHO HAD

LEPER AND HE WAS HEALED.

HE SAID I'VE GOT TO GO BACK

TO MY MASTER.

I ASK HE WILL FORGIVE ME

BECAUSE WHEN I GO INTO

WORSHIP WITH THE KING, I

HAVE TO BOW DOWN THERE

BECAUSE I'M UNDER HIS

AUTHORITY, BUT WILL THE LORD

PLEASE FORGIVE ME.

AND I THINK THE SAME THING

HERE.

THE LORD WILL FORGIVE YOU.

YOU'RE A CHRISTIAN.

AND IN MY OPINION, YOUR

FATHER'S AUTHORITY CEASES

WHEN L HE GOES AGAINST THE

COMMANDMENTS OF GOD.

BUT, NEVERTHELESS, READ

ABOUT NEMAN AND THE PROPHET,

AND JUST SAY, LORD FORGIVE

ME WHEN I GO INTO THAT

BUDDHIST TEMPLE.

AND I JUST ASK HIM TO COVER

ME.

AS I SAY, DON'T MAKE A BIG

DEAL OF IT.

BECAUSE GOD KNOWS THAT THIS

BUDDHIST THING DOESN'T MEAN

ANYTHING.

IT HAS NO SPIRITUAL

SIGNIFICANCE, SO DON'T LET

IT.

Terry: ESPECIALLY FOR

KYE, IT WOULDN'T HAVE.

THIS IS JENNIFER WHO

SAYS, "MY DAUGHTER AND THE

FATHER OF HER CHILDREN HAVE

BEEN TOGETHER FOR ABOUT NINE

YEARS.

THEY HAVE FOUR KIDS, BUT

CONSIDER MARRIAGE

OLD-FASHIONED AND

UNNECESSARY.

WHEN THEY COME TO MY HOUSE,

I DON'T LIKE ALLOWING THEM

TO SLEEP IN THE SAME ROOM

SINCE THEY AREN'T MARRIED.

SO FAR I HAVEN'T HAD THE

GUMPTION TO TELL THEM SO.

AM I WRONG TO ALLOW THEM TO

SHARE A BED IN MY HOUSE?"

Pat: AFTER NINE YEARS

AND FOUR KIDS -- I THINK

THEY'RE COMMON LAW MARRIED

AND YOU OUGHT TO TREAT THEM

AS SUCH.

IT IS A MARRIAGE.

I THINK THAT THE LAW WOULD

SOLIDIFY THAT.

Terry: IN A SITUATION

LIKE THAT, YOU PROBABLY

WOULD HAVE MORE OPPORTUNITY

TO LOVE THEM IN THE LORD AND

SHARE THE LORD BY KEEPING

PEACE WITH THEM.

Pat: THEY HAVE A

FAMILY.

THEY'VE GOT FOUR KIDS, AND

THEY LIVE TOGETHER.

AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, IT

IS A COMMON LAW MARRIAGE.

Terry: THIS IS RICHARD

WHO SAYS, "GOD'S WORD TELLS

US IN JEREMIAH 1: 5: "BEFORE

I FORMED YOU IN THE WOMB, I

KNEW YOU.

IF THIS IS TRUE, WHY ARE

BABIES BORN IN DEFECTS OR

WHY DOES A WOMAN MISCARRY.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY GOD

DOESN'T ALLOW EVERY TRIELD

CHILCHILD TO BE BORN

HEALTHY?"

Pat: THAT'S A QUESTION

ALL THE THEOLOGANS ASK.

IS IT A QUESTION OF DIET?

IS IT A QUESTION OF

ATMOSPHERE -- WHO KNOWS WHAT

CAUSES GENETIC

MALFUNCTIONS.

GOD DOESN'T INTERVENE IN ALL

OF THAT.

HE SAID BEFORE I FORMED YOU,

JEREMIAH, IN THE WOMB, I

KNEW YOU, AND I ORDAINED YOU

TO BE A PROPHET TO THE

NATIONS.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

FOR THIS PROGRAM.

TOMORROW, YOU DON'T WANT TO

MISS KEVIN LEMAN WHO TALKS

ABOUT THE MOST IMPORTANT

ROLE IN A CHILD'S LIFE.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM, "MY GOD WILL

MEET ALL YOUR NEEDS

ACCORDING TO HIS GLORIOUS

RICHES IN CHRIST JESUS."

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