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CBN NewsWatch: October 5, 2012

On CBN Newswatch Oct. 5: Weak Economy Top Issue for Voters ahead of Election, Pastors to Challenge IRS on Pulpit Freedom Sunday, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH" THE

LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN OVER

TWO YEARS?

WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR THE

ECONOMY AND THE ELECTION?

PLUS PRAYING FOR THE PEACE OF

JERUSALEM, CHRISTIANS AROUND THE

WORLD PREPARE TO JOIN TOGETHER

IN AN ANNUAL PRAYER EVENT.

AND THE FIGHT TO DIE.

THE CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE ON

LIFE AND THE RIGHT TO DIE.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH." GOOD EVENING

EVERYONE I AM LEE WEB.

AND I AM WENDY GRIFFITH.

A SURPRISE ON THE UNEMPLOYMENT

RATE, IT FELL TO 7.8 PERCENT.

THAT IS THE LOWEST SINCE

JANUARY OF 2009.

THAT IS AN IMPORTANT NUMBER IN

THIS ELECTION YEAR.

JOHN WAAGE HAS MORE IN TONIGHT'S

TOP STORY.

7.8 PERCENT FIGURE WAS A

SURPRISE BECAUSE UNEMPLOYMENT

HAD BEEN STUCK ABOVE EIGHT

PERCENT SINCE PRESIDENT OBAMA

CAME INTO OFFICE.

LONGEST STRETCH SINCE THE GREAT

DEPRESSION.

PRESIDENT WELCOMED THE NEW

NUMBERS AT A RALLY IN NORTHERN

VIRGINIA.

TODAY'S NEWS IS A REMINDER

THIS COUNTRY HAS COME TOO FAR TO

TURN BACK NOW.

GOVERNOR ROMNEY SAYS THE

NUMBERS DON'T TAKE INTO ACCOUNT

THE PEOPLE LOOKITHAT HAVE STOPPED

LOOKING FOR WORK.

THAT UNEMPLOYMENT WORK IS NOT

GOING TO COME DOWN BECAUSE

PEOPLE ARE DROPPING OUT OF THE

LOOKING FOR WORK IN THE WORK

FORCE, BUT WE ARE CREATING MORE

JOBS.

MANY ARE WAITING TO SEE THE

OUTCOME OF THE ELECTION.

BUSINESSES ARE RELUCTANT TO STEP

UP BECAUSE OF THE YEAR END

FISCAL CLIFF.

THAT IS BECAUSE OF STEEP CUTS

ARE SCHEDULED TO TAKE EFFECT.

UNLESS CONGRESS AGREES TO

POSTPONE CUTS, ECONOMY COULD BE

PUSHED BACK INTO RECESSION.

JOBS ARE AT THE TOP OF ECONOMIC

CONCERNS, GASOLINE PRICES COULD

MOVE UP THE LIST.

PRICES IN CALIFORNIA, REFINERY

PROBLEMS SENT THEM UP MORE THAN

$.11 IN THREE DAYS.

VOTERS ARE WATCHING.

MAKES ME WANT TO PAY MORE

ATTENTION TO THE PRESIDENTIAL

ELECTION. JOHN WAAGE, CBN

NEWS.

JOHN WE SHOULD POINT OUT

THESE NUMBERS WERE MET WITH A

HEALTHY DOSE OF SKEPTICISM.

RUSH LIMBAUGH PREDICTED IN

DECEMBER, THE NUMBER WOULD DROP

BELOW EIGHT PERCENT JUST IN TIME

BECAUSE NO PRESIDENT HAS BEEN

RE-ELECTED AND CEO OF GENERAL

ELECTRIC JACK WELCH SAID THE

NUMBERS ARE COOKED.

IT CAUSED THE LABOR

DEPARTMENT TO SAY LOOK, WE WOULD

NOT DO THAT, WE WOULDN'T COOK

THE NUMBERS.

ISSUE IS THE NUMBERS THEY PUT

INTO THE FORMULA THAT SPIT OUT

THE 7.8.

YOU CAN BRING THE NUMBERS

DOWN, I KNOW THAT NUMBERS WERE

REVISED FROM JULY AND AUGUST AS

WELL TO THESE SEPTEMBER NUMBERS.

THEY MAY NOT HAVE COOKED.

THE RESULT WAS FORTUITOUS.

THE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO ARGUE

ABOUT THE NUMBERS FOR THE

WEEKEN

WEEKEND.

YOU ARE HERE TO TALK ABOUT

THE NUMBERS, NO DOUBT THIS HELPS

THE PRESIDENT?

NO DOUBT.

THIS TURNED THE PAGE FOR THEM.

THEY CAN FOCUS ON SOMETHING NOW,

NIGHTLY NEWS SHOWS WILL TALK

ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE.

IT GIVES THEM A NEW SUBJECT.

DOES IT HAVE A LONG LIFE?

YOU CAN'T STUMP ON THE

CAMPAIGN FROM COAST TO COAST AND

SAY BY GOLLY, WE HAVE 7.8

PERCENT.

HE HAS TO SAY THIS ISN'T GOOD

ENOUGH.

HE SAID THIS DOESN'T REPRESENT A

RECOVERY.

IF YOU COMPARE THE NUMBERS TO

WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA CAME INTO

OFFICE, THE NUMBER WOULD BE 11

PERCENT UNEMPLOYMENT.

114,000 NEW JOBS ANNOUNCED

FOR LAST MONTH.

UNDER REAGAN RECOVERY, MAY TO

OCTOBER '84, THEY AVERAGED

300,000.

IF THERE WAS MASSAGING OF THE

NUMBERS, IT COULD BLOW UP BEFORE

ELECTION DAY.

THANK YOU.

ATLAS SHRUG PART 2, FILM

RECENTLY HAD WORLD PREMIER IN

OUR NATION'S CAPITAL.

RAW CAPITALISM TO SILVER

SCREENS.

BUREAUCRATS GRINDING THE ECONOMY

DOWN TO A NUMB UNTIL THE

ENTREPRENEURS CAN'T TAKE IT

ANYMORE.

THEY SHOULD EMBRACE THE FEISTY

CONTROVERSY RAND.

NO DRUG LAWS, SEXUAL

ORIENTATION ISSUES, PRO-CHOICE.

BUT SO MUCH MORE FOR THE RIGHT.

I THINK IAN RAN IS A GREAT ALLY

FOR THE RIGHT BECAUSE OF MESSAGE

OF CONSTITUTIONALLY LIMITED

GOVERNMENT.

FREE MARKETS.

SOME ASPECTS OF HER

PHILOSOPHY ARE INCONSISTENT WITH

CHRISTIANITY.

I DON'T THINK THEY CAN

NECESSARILY BE MERGED.

I THINK THERE IS A LOT OF

UNCOMMON GROUND.

I THINK THERE IS A LOT OF COMMON

GROUND.

BOTH ARE SURPRISED TO SEE

PAUL RYAN ON THE TICKET.

IT IS NO SIN TO DISASSOCIATE

HIMSELF AND SAY I REJECT IAN

RAN'S PHILOSOPHY IN TERMS OF HER

BEING AN ATHEIST.

I WISH HE HAD NOT SEPARATED

HIMSELF SO COMPLETELY FROM THE

MORAL BASE OF CAPITALISM WHICH

HE AGREES WITH.

I LOVE THE FACT THAT HE HAS

TAKEN THINGS AROUND RAND AND

INTERNALIZED THOSE AND MADE THEM

HIS OWN.

I LOVE THE FACT HE IS PURSUING A

RELATIONSHIP FOUND IN JESUS

CHRIST.

AS FOR THE SEQUEL, HANGS TO

THE BETTER IN PART ONE FOR A

TOTALLY UNFETTERED FREE MARKET.

IT MAY HELP IT DO BETTER WHICH

WAS SOME WHAT OF A BOX OFFICE

BUST.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS AT THE

ATLAS SHRUG PART 2 WORLD

PREMIER, BAH R WASHINGTON.

PULPIT FREEDOM SUNDAY.

ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM

LAUNCHED THE EVENT IN 2008.

IT IS A DIRECT CHALLENGE TO

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE RULES

THAT PROHIBIT CAMPAIGNING FOR OR

AGAINST A CANDIDATE.

PSALM 122:6, PRAY FOR THE

PEACE OF JERUSALEM.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THIS STORY.

THIS WEEK THOUSANDS GATHER TO

PRAY FOR SUNDAY'S MAIN EVENT.

THEY CAME FROM MANY DIFFERENT

NATIONS BUT SHARED A COMMON

GOAL.

WE HAVE TO STAND WITH ISRAEL

AND PRAY WITH HIM BUT WE HAVE TO

DO SOMETHING.

WE HAVE TO HELP PEOPLE TO

KNOW THE IMPORTANCE FOR PRAYING

FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.

PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM

PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF THE WORLD.

I THINK IT IS THE PEACE OF

JERUSALEM -- CO-FOUNDER ROBERT

STERN IS OFTEN CONFUSED ABOUT

JERUSALEM BUT NOT THOSE THAT

BELIEVE IN THE BIBLE.

YOU ARE VERY CLEAR ABOUT

JERUSALEM.

YOU ARE CLEAR THAT JERUSALEM AND

ISRAEL ARE FOR THE PEOPLE OF

GOD, THE JEWISH PEOPLE NOW AND

FOREVER.

BECAUSE OF THE JEWISH

HOLIDAY, ORGANIZERS HELD THE

MEETING EARLIER THIS YEAR.

THE EVENT WILL BE BROADCAST

GLOBALLY ON SUNDAY WILL MILLIONS

OF CHRISTIANS AND TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIANS JOINING

TO PRAY, CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN

NEWS, JERUSALEM.

COMING UP, THE RIGHT TO DIE.

SOME SAY IT IS SUICIDE.

WE'LL LOOK AT THE ETHICS OF SOME

PEOPLE CHOOSING TO TAKE

THEMSELVES OFF OF LIFE SUPPORT.

28-YEAR-OLD GRACE LEE IS ON

LIFE SUPPORT WITH TERMINAL

CANCER.

HER DOCTORS AND ATTORNEY SAY SHE

WANTS TO BE REMOVED FROM LIFE

SUPPORT AND ALLOW TO DIE.

HER PARENTS SAY THAT IS NOT

THE CASE AND FIGHTING TO KEEP

HER ALIVE.

ONE YEAR AGO 28-YEAR-OLD SUNG

YING GRACE LEE DIAGNOSED WITH AN

INCURABLE BRAIN TUMOR.

SHE SUFFERED A STROKE LAST NIGHT

THAT LEFT HER PARALYZED AND ON

LIFE SUPPORT.

HER DOCTORS AND ATTORNEYS SAID

SHE DOESN'T WANT TO LIVE AND

SHOULD BE ABLE TO DIE.

THIS IS SOMEONE THAT IS DYING

IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS, TWO

MONTHS SAYING I HAVE HAD ENOUGH.

IT IS TIME FOR ME TO BE ATTED AT

PEACE.

GRACE'S PARENTS DISAGREE.

THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO SAYS SHE

WOULD BE WILLING TO LET HER

FATHER MAKE THE MEDICAL

DECISIONS FOR HER?

ARE YOU WILLING TO SIGN OUR

MEDICAL TO FATHER?

YES.

GRACE'S DOCTORS HAVE TESTIFIED

SHE CANNOT BEAR TO GO ON LIVING

AS SHE IS AND WANTS TO GO ON

FROM LIVING ON LIFE SUPPORT.

ACCORDING TO A PSYCHIATRIST TO

EXAM HER, MENTALLY COMPETENT.

HER FATHER WHO IS A MINISTER,

DOCTORS MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO

REMOVE THE TUBES.

MY DAUGHTER IS DEPRESSED AND

HEAVILY MEDICATED.

THEY HAVE NO RIGHT TO TAKE

SOMEONE'S LIFE.

WHEN SOMEONE SET AS DATE AND

TIME TO DIE THAT IS SUICIDE.

AND SUICIDE IS A SIN.

MEANWHILE NORTH SHORE

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL WHERE GRACE

IS BEING TREATED HAS DECLINED TO

COMMENT ON THE VIDEO BUT SAYS WE

JUST WANTED TO COMPLY WITH HER

WISHES WHATEVER THEY MAYBE.

CHARLENE ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

WE LEARNED A SHORT TIME AGO,

A NEW YORK COURT HAS GRANTED HER

REQUEST.

JOINING ME IS DR. JAMES SLACK,

THE DIRECTOR OF THE PROGRAM AT

REGENT UNIVERSITY.

DR. SLACK, THANK YOU FOR BEING

WITH US.

THANK YOU.

WHEN DO YOU THINK IT IS

APPROPRIATE OR ETHICAL TO REMOVE

LIFE SUPPORT?

THAT IS A GOOD QUESTION.

I WISH I HAD A CONCRETE SUCCINCT

ANSWER.

IT IS ALL SITUATIONAL.

IT RELIES ON, FOR ME, IN MY

RESEARCH, IT RELIES ON THE FACT

THAT WE ARE BORN IN THE IMAGE OF

CHRIST, IN THE IMAGE OF GOD.

THAT PUTS A WHOLE DIFFERENT

SPIN.

WHEN DO WE WANT TO END THE IMAGE

OF GOD AS OPPOSED TO JUST LIFE

ITSELF.

WE DO IT WITH ANIMALS.

WHEN DO WE WANT TO END THE IMAGE

OF GOD?

IF SOMEONE GIVES ANOTHER

PERSON THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE

MEDICAL DECISIONS FOR THEM,

UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES CAN

THEY REVOKE THAT PROXY?

WE LIVE IN A WORLD OF

LAWYERS.

AND LEGAL ISSUES AS WE ARE

HEARING FROM NEW YORK RIGHT NOW.

TYPICALLY, TO END A LIFE MEANS

SOMEONE IS UNCONSCIOUS.

SHE IS CONSCIOUS, SHE SAYS

SHE WANTS TO END HER LIFE.

HER PARENTS SAY SHE IS DRUGGED

UP AND SHE DOESN'T WANT TO.

WHICH WAY DO YOU GO?

COURTS ARE SAYING THEY ARE GOING

WITH GRACE LEE.

THAT IS INTERESTING, OREGON

HAS LAWS THAT PROTECT

STATE-ASSISTED SUICIDE.

I DON'T BELIEVE NEW YORK HAS

THOSE LAWS.

THE COURT IS GOING IN A

DIRECTION.

I AM NOT SURE WHERE THE COURT IS

GOING ON THAT.

WHEN DOES THAT HAPPEN?

TYPICALLY WHEN SOMEONE IS

UNCONSCIOUS FOR A LONG TIME IF

NOT INDEFINITELY.

WHEN SOMEONE HAS VERY FEW LIFE

SIGNS LEFT.

OF COURSE YOU CAN'T BLAME THE

PARENTS.

LET ME ASK YOU THIS, FAMILIES

OFTEN FIND THEMSELVES UNPREPARED

IN SITUATIONS WHERE THERE IS A

DYING LOVED ONE.

WHAT CAN THEY DO IN ADVANCE TO

HELP THEM MAKE A BETTER

DECISION?

PRAY, TALK WITH THE PERSON.

THIS SHOULD BE WELL THOUGHT OUT

WHEN NOBODY UNDER ANY

MEDICATION.

TALKING WITH PASTORS.

HER FATHER IS A PASTOR.

SOME CHRISTIANS ARE LED DOWN THE

ROAD OF SAYING THIS IS A SIN.

OTHERS BELIEVE THAT -- DO YOU

THINK IT IS A SIN?

I BELIEVE WE HAVE TO BE

CAUTIOUS IN KILLING THE IMAGE OF

GOD.

I BELIEVE WHEN PEOPLE TAKE THEIR

OWN LIVES, THEY ARE SO ILL THAT

THEY DON'T KNOW THEY ARE DOING

THAT.

SHE KNOWS WHAT SHE IS DOING.

THANKS FOR YOUR INCITES

INSIGHTS.

VOTING ON VALUES, WE TALKED

TO E.W. JACKSON ABOUT VOTING.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHRISTIANS

HAVE TRADITIONALLY ALIGNED

THEMSELVES WITH A DEMOCRATIC

PARTY.

THESE DAYS A GROWING NUMBER OF

BLACK MINISTERS ARE CALLING ON

THEIR CHURCH COMMUNITIES AND

SUPPORT THE CANDIDATE THAT BEST

REFLECT THEIR VALUES.

OUR GUESTS IS ONE OF THOSE

PASTORS, BISHOP E.W. JACKSON.

GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK WITH US.

THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

HOW ARE YOUR FRIENDS AND

CHURCH MEMBERS RESPONDING TO

YOUR CALL?

LEE, I WAS AT A BLACK CHURCH

LAST NIGHT.

RESPONSE WAS OVERWHELMING.

A LOT OF LIES AND MANIPULATION.

A LOT OF EFFORT TO KEEP PEOPLE

UNDER CONTROL.

PEOPLE ARE BREAKING LOOSE.

IT IS SO ENCOURAGING AND

GRATIFYING.

PEOPLE WANT TO BE LOYAL TO

JESUS' FIRST.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHRISTIANS

HAVE BEEN CONSERVATIVE ON ISSUES

LIKE HOMOSEXUALITY AND ABORTION.

FEAR, MANIPULATION.

IF YOU DON'T VOTE FOR A CERTAIN

PARTY, YOU ARE GOING TO BE BACK

IN SLAVERY, LOSE YOUR VOTING

RIGHTS.

THEY REALLY BELIEVE THAT?

YOU USE EMOTION BECAUSE OF

THE PAST TO GET PEOPLE TO

BELIEVE IN THE FUTURE.

DID YOU BELIEVE THAT

NEVER.

I WAS RAISED BY A VERY STRONG

FATHER THAT GAVE ME ROCK SOLID

VALUES THAT TOLD ME WHO I WAS.

DEMOCRAT PARTY'S POLICIES HAVE

DECIMATED THE BLACK FAMILY.

YOU HAVE PEOPLE RAISING

THEMSELVES AS JESUS SAID,

SCATTERED AS SHEEP WITHOUT A

SHEPHERD.

THEY NEED LEADERS THAT WILL TELL

THEM TO TRUTH.

SPEAK THE TRUTH IN LOVE, THEY

RESPOND.

BISHOP JACKSON, YOU ISSUED A

CALL FOR CHRISTIANS BLACK AND

WHITE TO LEAVE THE PARTY.

HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO THOSE THAT

SAY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY ISN'T

THE BEST PARTY.

YOU CAN'T ALIGN YOURSELF WITH

A PARTY, ORGANIZATION, BUSINESS

ANYTHING THAT IS IN RANK

REBELLION AGAINST GOD AND VALUES

YOU ARE TAUGHT IN SCRIPTURE.

WOULDN'T MATTER WHAT PARTY IT

IS.

YOUR FOCUS IS ON THE

CANDIDATE.

IT IS NOT ABOUT RACE, IT IS

ABOUT RIGHTEOUSNESS AND

PRINCIPLE.

SOME ARE CONCERNED THAT MAYBE

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY DOESN'T

HAVE THE CARE AND CONCERN FOR

THE POOR THE WAY THAT THE

DEMOCRATIC PARTY DOES.

I HAPPEN TO BE A REPUBLICAN.

I AM A CHRISTIAN WHO CARES ABOUT

THE POOR AND NEEDY AND SPEND MY

TIME IN MINISTRY.

MANY LIKE US.

WE HAVE TO STEP UP NOT ON BEHALF

OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, BUT WHO

WE ARE AS CHRISTIANS.

IF YOU WANT A PARTY THAT CARES

ABOUT PEOPLE IN EVERY WAY, STEP

IN AND GET INVOLVED.

DO YOU HAVE A CRITIQUE FOR

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN A WAY

THEY CAN REACH THE VOTERS YOU

ARE TRYING TO APPEAL TO?

EVERYTHING RISES ON

LEADERSHIP, UNTIL YOU GET

LEADERS THAT REALIZE YOU HAVE TO

LISTEN TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY.

YOU HAVE TO LET THEM KNOW YOU

ARE INTERESTED AND CARE.

WHEN YOU DO THAT, I AM FINING

THEY ARE VERY, VERY RECEPTIVE.

TELL ME ABOUT ANECDOTES.

THEY FOUGHT ABOUT

CONSERVATIVISM.

I HAVE HAD ONE PASTOR AND

WIFE COME TO ME, WE HEARD YOU

SPEAK AND WEPT THE WHOLE WAY

HOME.

WE HAD NOT LISTENED TO GOD.

WE LISTENED TO THE COMMUNITY

WE'LL NEVER MAKE THAT MISTAKE

AGAIN.

DO YOU BELIEVE THE TIDE IS

TURNING?

THE TIDE IS DEFINITELY

TURNING!

I HAD A WOMAN SAY HOW DO I

CHANGE MY REGISTER, BUT STAND ON

THEIR CHRISTIAN VALUES.

THANK YOU FOR COMING AND

SHARING YOUR THOUGHTS.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

FINALLY TONIGHT WITH GOD ALL

THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

A LITTLE HELP FROM SOCIAL MEDIA

DOESN'T HURT EITHER.

JUST ASKED CHRISTIAN BAND

UNITED PURSUIT.

THEY RAISED $100,000 IN 30 DAYS.

THEY PLAN TO BUY A BUILDING IN

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE.

MOST OF THE MONEY CAME FROM

FACEBOOK, AND YOUTUBE CLIPS.

WE HAVE HAD PRETTY CRAZY

DREAMS AND ALL SEEM TO COME

TRUE.

IT FEELS IMPOSSIBLE, HUGE,

CRAZY.

HOW IS IT NOT SCARY?

UNITED PURSUIT MADE A NAME

AFTER THEIR SONG "SET A FIRE"

WENT VIRAL IN 2010.

LOG ON TO OUR WEBSITE

CBNNEWS.COM.

UNITED PURSUIT.

INTERESTING NAME.

HAVE TO CHECK OUT THAT SONG.

$100,000 IN 30 DAYS.

HEAD BACK TO MY COMPUTER

RIGHT NOW.

ALL FOR GOD'S GLORY.

WE ARE KIDDING.

THAT IS ALL FOR THIS EDITION OF

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