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CBN NewsWatch: September 5, 2012

On CBN Newswatch Sept. 5: Reaction to the DNC platform that doesn't mention God, efforts to help Hurricane Isaac victims, researchers find a new health benefit for eating almonds, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH"

REACTION FROM THE DEMOCRATIC

NATIONAL CONVENTION TO A PARTY

PLATFORM THAT DOESN'T MENTION

GOD EVEN AS CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS

GATHER TO PRAY.

PLUS ISAAC GONE, BUT

OPERATION BLESSING MAKES SURE

THE HURRICANE VICTIMS ARE NOT

FORGOTTEN.

A NATURAL AND SIMPLE SOLUTION

TO MALE INFERTILITY.

WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT THE

NUTRIENT RICH FOOD THAT IS

MAKING THE DIFFERENCE.

GOOD EVENING I AM LEE WEB.

AND I AM WENDY GRIFFITH.

A FIRE STORM AT THE DEMOCRATIC

NATIONAL CONVENTION IN CHARLOTTE

OVER ISSUES THEY SAY YOU SHOULD

NEVER DISCUSS IN POLITE COMPANY,

GOD AND POLITICS.

IT ALL STARTED YESTERDAY

AFTERNOON WHEN CBN POLITICAL

REPORTER DAVID BRODY BROKE THE

NEWS THAT THE PARTY DROPPED

REFERENCES TO GOD.

FURIOUS DEMOCRATS SPENT THE DAY

BEATING THAT THEY ARE THE

GODLESS PARTY AT A PRAYER RALLY.

WE HAVE RESPONSE BEGINNING ON

WHAT STARTED IT ALL.

DEMOCRATS TOOK THE FLOOR IN

CHARLOTTE APPROVING THE PARTY'S

PLATFORM.

THIS YEAR SOMETHING IS

DIFFERENT.

THERE IS NOT A SINGLE REFERENCE

TO GOD DESPITE THE CHAIRWOMAN

TELLING CBN NEWS THIS A FEW DAYS

AGO.

WE THINK IT IS IMPORTANT THAT

WE NOT ALLOW THE REPUBLICANS TO

CORNER THE MARKET ON THE FAITH

COMMUNITY.

YET THE PARTY'S LANGUAGE IS

MOVING IN THE OPPOSITE

DIRECTION.

BACK IN 2004, SEVEN REFERENCES

AND IN 2008 EVERYONE HAS THE

CHANCE TO MAKE THE MOST OF THEIR

GOD GIVEN POTENTIAL.

NOW HARD WORK SHOULD PAY OFF,

RESPONSIBILITY SHOULD BE

REWARDED AND EACH ONE SHOULD GO

AS FAR AS OUR TALENT TAKE US.

NO.

TO SOME IN CHARLOTTE, IT IS NOT

A PROBLEM.

IT DOESN'T BOTHER ME TO THE

STANDPOINT I KNOW WHERE I STAND.

I KNOW THERE IS ONE.

THAT IS IT.

PARTY PLATFORM IS A DOCUMENT

THAT DOESN'T SET POLICY, JUST

LAYS OUT PRINCIPLES.

A RESEARCH STUDY SHOWS THAT

AMERICANS PAY MORE ATTENTION TO

THE PLATFORM THAN THEY DO THE

SPEECHES OF CANDIDATES OF MITT

ROMNEY AND PRESIDENT OBAMA.

REVEREND MICHAEL STEPHENS

PASTORS A CHARLOTTE AREA CHURCH,

MANY STRUGGLE WITH WHETHER TO

SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT THIS TIME

AROUND BECAUSE OF HIS SUPPORT

FOR SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, THAT ALSO

CHANGED IN THE 2012 PARTY

PLATFORM.

IT MAKES ME FEEL AS A PASTOR,

THERE IS ALL RESPECT AND

REVERENCE FOR THE CHURCH AND

CLERGY HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE

DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

THEY ARE WILLING TO ROLL THE

DICE SAYING WE CAN WIN WITHOUT

OUR VOTES EVEN IF IT IS FULL

FRONTAL AND BEING OFFENSIVE.

UNLIKE 2008, THIS PLATFORM

LEAVES OUT ANY MENTION OF

JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITOL OF

ISRAEL.

DEMOCRATIC OFFICIALS POINT OUT

THERE IS A PARAGRAPH ON THE

IMPORTANCE OF FAITH.

WE TALK ABOUT FAITH MORE THAN

20 TIMES IN OUR PLATFORM, I'D GO

TOE TO TOE WITH ANYONE.

THE ONLY HEAD LINES COMING

OUT OF CHARLOTTE HAVE NOT BEEN

FLATTERING.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS, AT THE

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION.

JENNIFER WISHON RESPONDS ON

THE FIREWORKS.

REPORTER: THEY SAID NOT TO

PUT CREDENCE IN THE LIE THAT

FAITH ISN'T AN INTEGRAL PART OF

THEIR PARTY.

IT IS A PLACE FOR ALL DEMOCRATS

TO GATHER, PRAY, AND HEAR

INSPIRATIONAL STORIES.

HERE IS HOW REVEREND DERRICK

HARKENS HOPED.

I HAD SOMEONE SAY TO ME, IT

IS NOT WHAT YOU WRITE DOWN, IT

IS HOW YOU LIVE IT OUT.

AND THE TA MERTY OF INDIVIDUALS

TO CAST ASPERSION ON THE VALUE

OF FAITH BECAUSE OF A SHIFT IN A

PARAGRAPH THAT WASN'T EVEN

SPEAKING ABOUT FAITH WAS USING A

TERM, "GOD GIVEN" IN A MUST

BROADER SENSE OF ECONOMIC PARTY,

TO CAST THE ASPERSION THAT SGOD

IS EXCISED FROM OUR WORK AND WHO

WE SEE OURSELVES AS PART OF THE

AMERICAN STORY IS JUST ON CON

SHENABLE.

NEW ON OPENING NIGHT OF THE

CONVENTION, DEMOCRATS VOTED

UNANIMOUSLY TO PASS THE PARTY

PLATFORM.

REVEREND LEADERS CALLED UPON HIM

TIME AGAIN.

IF YOU WERE COUNTING -- IF

YOU WERE COUNTING AND HEARD THE

WORD "GOD" YOU COULDN'T STOP

COUNTING AT 12.

COULDN'T STOP COUNTING AT 14.

COULDN'T STOP COUNT AT 19, AT

25, THE "NEW YORK TIMES" DOES

ASSESSMENT, YOU HEARD PEOPLE

SPEAK ABOUT GOD 30 TIMES LAST

NIGHT.

THIS LEADERSHIP IS OFFERING

MORE FAITH-RELATING PROGRAMMING

THAN ANY OTHER DEMOCRATIC

NATIONAL CONVENTION, INCLUDING

DAILY MORNING, INTERFAITH PRAYER

TIME.

THERE IS ALSO A PRAYER ROOM.

HEAD LINE THE DEMOCRATS TOOK GOD

OUT OF THEIR PARTY PLATFORM IS

NOT THE ONE LEADERS WANTED.

IT IS ONE PARTY LEADERS ARE

FIERCELY DEFENDING.

REPORTING FROM THE DEMOCRATIC

NATIONAL CONVENTION IN

CHARLOTTE, JENNIFER WISHON, CBN

NEWS.

JOINING US FROM CHARLOTTE IS

FERNANDO CABRERA HE IS A

DELEGATE FROM NEW YORK CITY.

HE IS ALSO A CITY COUNCILMEMBER

REPRESENTING THE BRONX.

COUNC

COUNCILMAN, CABRERA, WHAT IS

YOUR REACTION TO THE WORD "GOD"

BEING REMOVED?

I FELT A PARTY REALLY WANTS

TO BE ATTENTIVE TO THE PEOPLE OF

FAITH THAT GOD SHOULD HAVE BEEN

MENTIONED.

IT IS JUST A TRADITION, I WAS

VERY SURPRISED.

SOME MIGHT SUGGESTION,

COUNCILMAN, IT IS NO SURPRISE, A

PARTY THAT SUPPORTS ABORTION AND

GAY MARRIAGE WOULD REMOVE

REFERENCES TO GOD.

DO YOU FEEL THAT YOU AND OTHER

CHRISTIAN LEADERS STILL HAVE A

VOICE IN THE PARTY?

YOU KNOW, WE SEE OURSELVES AS

A REFORMERS IN THE PARTY, JUST

LIKE YOU HAVE IN THE REPUBLICAN

PARTY, YOU HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE

TRYING TO MAKE THE PARTY MORE

LIBERAL.

THERE ARE SOME OF US THAT ARE

TRYING TO BRING THE PARTY TO A

MORE REASONABLE, INTELLIGENT

APPROACH TO POLICY.

ESPECIALLY IN REGARDS TO GAY

MARRIAGE.

AS A DEMOCRAT, I AM VERY

CONCERNED IN LIGHT OF THE FACT

THAT THE AVERAGE

AFRICAN-AMERICAN LATINO AND

ASIAN CONSTITUENTS IN AMERICA IS

FOR TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE, NOT

FOR GAY MARRIAGE.

THEY ARE NOT FOLLOWING THE PULSE

OF AMERICA.

IF YOU LOOK AT EVERY ELECTION,

THE REFERENDUM, THE PEOPLE WERE

ALLOWED TO VOTE IN EVERY SINGLE

INSTANCE, THEY VOTED IN FAVOR OF

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE.

COUNCILMAN, CABRERA, YOU ARE

A PASTOR IN THE BRONX, WHY WOULD

YOU REMAIN A BIBLE-BELIEVING

CHRISTIAN WHY WOULD YOU REMAIN

IN A PARTY THAT CAUSES YOU TO

VIOLATE YOUR CONSCIENCE IN

REGARDS TO ABORTION AND GAY

MARRIAGE?

THOSE IN THE PARTY WHO ARE

PRO-LIFER, WE DON'T FEEL OUR

CONSCIENCE IS BEING VIOLATED.

AS A MATTER OF FACT WE FEEL A

CALLING TO BRING ABOUT CHANGE.

THERE ARE OTHER ISSUES THAT ARE

VERY IMPORTANT.

THE ISSUE FOR JUSTICE, DEALING

WITH THE POOR.

YOU SEE ISAIAH 58, PEOPLE WHO

PRAY AND FASTED, WHICH I AM A

FIRM BELIEVER, YET THEY WERE

TAUGHT, YOU ARE BEING ATENTATIVE

TO THE POOR AND NEEDS OF THOSE

WHO ARE LESS FORTUNATE.

IT IS A CHALLENGE.

I AM NOT GOING TO PRETEND TO SIT

HERE AND PRETEND IT IS NOT A

CHALLENGE.

IT IS A CHALLENGE.

JUST LIKE YOU FIND PEOPLE IN THE

BIBLE, DANIEL AND JOSEPH, WHO

WERE SERVING ATHEISTIC AND

ANTI-ALL MIGHTY GOVERNMENT, GOD

HAD THEM *

SUCH A TIME.

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US

AND PROVIDING YOUR THOUGHTS.

THANK YOU.

DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS ALSO

DEALING WITH CONTROVERSIAL

SECTION IN ABORTION.

THEY SITE A SECTION, REGARDLESS

OF ABILITY TO PAY.

THE HIDE AMENDMENT PROHIBITS

USING TAX DOLLARS TO PAY FOR

ABORTIONS.

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SPEECH

THURSDAY NIGHT IS BEING MOVED

INDOORS.

HE PLANNED TO GIVE IT IN

CHARLOTTE'S 74,000-SEAT

CONVENTION, BUT MOVING PRESIDENT

INSIDE TO THE TIME WARNER CABLE

AREE ARENA BECAUSE OF THE

WEALTH.

LAST NIGHT

MICHELE OBAMA SAYS HER HUSBAND

STANDS BEHIND WORKING FAMILIES.

SHE SAYS SUCCESS ISN'T ABOUT HOW

MUCH MONEY YOU MAKE BUT THE

DIFFERENCE YOU MAKE IN PEOPLE'S

LIVES.

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND DAUGHTERS

WATCHED HER SPEECH FROM THE

WHITE HOUSE.

BEING PRESIDENT DOESN'T

CHANGE WHO YOU ARE, IT REVEALS

WHO YOU ARE.

THAT IS COUNTING ON A TURN

OUT FROM LATINO VOTERS IN

NOVEMBER.

THE PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN THAT

APPROVE THE PRESIDENT HAS

DROPPED SINCE APRIL.

AS THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL

CONVENTION GOT UNDERWAY, U.S.

NATIONAL DEBT TOPPED 16 TRILLION

DOLLARS.

MEANS THE WINNER OF THE

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS WILL HAVE

TO PASS A LAW RAISING THE DEBT

CEILING.

THAT LIMIT STANDS AT 16.39

TRILLION.

DEBT HAS SKYROCKETED UNDER

PRESIDENT OBAMA WHO HAS PRESIDED

OVER FOUR STRAIGHT YEARS OF

DEFICITS OVER A TRILLION

DOLLARS.

THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORM SHOWS

UNITED STATES ABILITY TO COMPETE

IS DOWN FOR THE FOURTH YEAR.

U.S. COMPETITIVENESS HAS DROPPED

TO SEVENTH PLACE.

IN AFGHANISTAN, HUNDREDS OF

SOLDERS HAVE BEEN FIRED OR

DETAINED AFTER A SURGE OF

INSIDER ATTACKS AGAINST FOREIGN

TROOPS.

LATEST INVOLVED THREE AUSTRALIAN

SOLDIERS.

A MAN OPENED FIRE AFTER A LONG

DAY OF TRAINING.

IT IS MURDER.

THE AFGHAN DEFENSE SAID IT WAS

VERY SERIOUS AND WILL USE ALL OF

THEIR RESOURCES TO PREVENT THESE

INCIDENTS.

U.S. IS ACCUSING IRAN --

SEVERAL PROMPT SENT SENATORS

INCLUDING JOE LIEBERMAN ARE IN

IRAQ.

IRAQ DENIES ALLEGATIONS SAYING

THE FLIGHTS ARE DELIVERING

HUMANITARIAN AID.

THEY HAVE TO SHOW PROOF TEHRAN

IS DELIVERING WEAPONS.

COMING UP, OPERATION BLESSING

IS IN THE TRENCHES WITH THE

HARDEST HIT VICTIMS OF HURRICANE

ISAAC.

PARTS OF THE COUNTRY ARE

STILL FEELING THE E FEK EFFECTS OF

HURRICANE ISAAC.

MANY AREAS SEEING A RECORD

AMOUNT OF RAINFALL.

FORECASTERS SAY THE RAIN WILL

CONTINUE FOR A FEW DAYS.

IN NEW JERSEY POWERFUL STORMS

AND A FUNNEL CLOUD SIGHTING.

TROPICAL STORM LESLIE IS ON A

TRACK THAT COULD TAKE IT TOWARDS

BERMUDA.

GULF COAST BORE THE BRUNT OF

HURRICANE ISAAC.

A WEEK LATER MANY GULF COAST

RESIDENTS ARE STILL SUFFERING.

OPERATION BLESSING IS SERVING

HOT MEALS IN EAST PLAQUEMINES

PARISH.

JODIE IS THERE.

OPERATION BLESSING ARRIVED

HERE 48 HOURS AFTER LANDFALL.

THE WATER ROSE TO THE ROOF TOPS

OF HOUSES.

BEHIND ME, THE WATER WENT TO

FOUR FEET.

THE WATER IS BEGINNING TO

RECEDE.

OPERATION BLESSING IS WORKING

THROUGHOUT THE PARISH.

WE WILL BE HERE TO HELP THESE

RESIDENTS RECOVER.

WE HAVE NEVER EXPECTED THIS

TO HAPPEN.

ST. JOHNS BAPTIST PARISH, MOST

OF THE PEOPLE FROM NEW ORLEANSS

MIGRATED HERE.

WE THOUGHT WE WERE ALWAYS SAFE.

IT TOTALLY DEVASTATED

EVERYBODY.

A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T HAVE

LIGHTS, FOOD, ICE, AS WE SPEAK.

THANK YOU.

IT IS A BLESSING.

IF IT WASN'T FOR YOU ALL, WE

WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO EAT.

IT IS WONDERFUL TO SEE PEOPLE

COME IN AND HELP.

IT MAKES US FEEL SPECIAL.

THIS LOCAL CHURCH SERVED OVER

1,000 MEALS.

OF COURSE WE KNOW FOOD AND WATER

AND MRE'S IS IMPORTANT.

KEY SHA SAID ONE OF THE HOTTEST

ITEMS WAS THIS HYGIENE KIT.

WHAT YOU ALL ARE DOING, THIS

IS VERY IMPORTANT.

THESE ARE EVERYDAY ITEMS, WE CAN

TAKE A BATH WITH SOAP IF YOU

DON'T HAVE IT.

IT IS GOOD TO BE PRAYED FOR

WITH A HAND UP.

WE DO APPRECIATE OPERATION

BLESSING.

CURRENTLY OUR FOCUS IS HOT

MEALS, EYES AND PERSONAL

HYGIENE.

WE ARE WAITING ON THE WATER TO

RECEDE.

OPERATION BLESSING WILL BE

SENDING TEAMS IN TO GUT HOMES

AND HELP THE PEOPLE REBUILD

THEIR LIVES.

THANKS, JODIE, GOD BLESS YOU

GUYS.

OPERATION BLESSING HAS SERVED

NEARLY 13,000 MEALS SO FAR.

IF YOU WANT TO HELP OPERATION

BLESSING YOU CAN MAKE A DONATION

THROUGH CBN.COM.

UP NEXT, THE SIMPLE FOOD THAT

COULD HELP COUPLES WANT TO HAVE

A BABY.

A FEDERAL JUDGE SAYS

MASSACHUSETTS MUST PROVIDE A SEX

CHANGE OPERATION FOR AN INMATE

SERVING A LIFE SENTENCE.

MICHELLE COSALIC WAS BORN A MAN

AND NOW LIVING AS A WOMAN IN AN

ALL-MAN PRISON.

THE JUDGE RULED THE SURGERY IS

THE ONLY WAY TO TREAT THE

SERIOUS MEDICAL RULING.

CRITICS ARE PUSHING FOR IT TO BE

OVERTURNED.

BAD HEALTH COULD MEAN POOR

GRADES FOR TEENS.

RESEARCHERS FOUND METABOLIC

SYNDROME IS A COMBINATION OF

SEVERAL MAJOR PROBLEMS,

INCLUDING OBESITY, HIGH BLOOD

PRESSURE AND HIGH CHOLESTEROL.

THEY TOOK LONGER TO GET THINGS

DONE AND KEY PARTS OF BRAINS

SMALLER.

ONE IN TWELVE TEENAGERS HAS

METABOLIC SYNDROME.

THEY HOPE THEY WILL CHANGE THEIR

LIFE STYLES.

WHEN COUPLES

ACCORDING TO NEW RESEARCH,

WALNUTS DRAMATICALLY IMPROVES

FERTILITY.

LORIE JOHNSON HAS MORE.

IN AMERICA PONE IN SEVEN

COUPLES HAS DIFFICULTY

CONCEIVING A CHILD, 40 PERCENT

OF THE TIME IT IS THE MAN.

EATING A HANDFUL OF WALNUTS

EVERYDAY SUBSTANTIALLY IMPROVED

IT.

THEY SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED

SPERM VITALITY, MOTILITY AND

MORPHOLOGY, THE SHAPE OF SPERM.

ALL OF THESE ARE INDICATORS OF

MALE REPRODUCTEDIVE HEALTH.

IT LOOK T AT 117 MEN, HALF ATE

70 GRAMS OF RAW WALNUTS AND

AFTER THREE MONTHS, REMARKABLY

MORE FERTILE.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT.

EVENTUALLY, I WANT TO HAVE A

FAMILY.

THIS IS SOMETHING I WILL SHARE

WITH MY FAMILY MEMBERS THAT

COULD BE USEFUL.

IT IS DEFINITELY A BREAK THROUGH

IN MEN'S HEALTH.

IT IS UNUSUAL FOR SCIENTISTS

TO STUDY NUTRITION IN RELATION

TO MALE FERTILITY.

IN FACT ANY KIND OF MALE

REPRODUCTIVE STUDY IS RARE.

I THINK WE NEED TO START

THINKING ABOUT FOCUSSING ON THE

IMPORTANCE OF MALE HEALTH AS

WELL AS FEMALE HEALTH IN TERMS

OF PREGNANCY AND HEALTHY

OFFSPRING.

EATING WALNUTS ISN'T JUST FOR

MEN.

IT IS A SMART CHOICE FOR ALL OF

US.

THEY ARE LOADED WITH

IMPORTANT OMEGA 3 FATS,

ANTIOXIDANTS, PROTEIN AND FIBER.

LORIE JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

UP NEXT, FROM A PATH OF

DESTRUCTION, TO THE ROAD TO

FORGIVENESS.

A CALIFORNIA MAN CARRYING HIS

CROSS ACROSS THE COUNTY ALL TO

SAVE LIVES.

FINALLY BAD DECISIONS AND

DRUGS LANDED ONE CALIFORNIA MAN

IN PRISON MORE THAN ONCE.

NOW HE IS USING HIS CHECKERED

PAST TO CHANGE LIVES ONE STEP AT

A TIME.

IT IS NOT ABOUT ME, I AM

TRYING TO GET PEOPLE'S ATTENTION

BECAUSE I NEED THEIR HELP.

STEVE FOX IS LUGGING A

22-POUND CROSS ACROSS THE

COUNTY.

HE IS WANT TO RAISE AWARENESS

AND THE POWER OF THE CROSS TO

OVERCOME IT.

HE PLANS TO COVER MORE THAN 100

MILES AND STOPPING TO PRAY FOR

MANY OTHERS.

FATHER, GOD, I ASK FOR YOU TO

BE BIG IN SCOTT'S LIFE.

THERE ARE KIDS AND IT IS

HOPELESS.

I HAVE BEEN TO EIGHT PRISONS.

IT IS THE SAME DIMENSIONS OF

HIS OLD PRISON CELL.

YOU CAN TELL HE IS QUITE

SERIOUS.

TO SEE THE CROSS OUT ON THE

HIGHWAY IS VERY POWERFUL.

GOD BLESS HIM AND KEEP HIM SAFE.

THAT IS ALL FOR THIS EDITION OF

"NEWSWATCH."

THANKS FOR WATCHING, WE'LL

SEE YOU NEXT TIME.

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