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CBN NewsWatch: November 2, 2012

On CBN Newswatch, Nov. 2: Four days after, Sandy survivors face long lines, no electricity; Is red tape putting a chokehold on small businesses?; The first Mormon president? Does faith matter?; and more. Read Transcript


Lee: TONIGHT ON

NEWSWATCH, DAY FOUR OF

FRUSTRATION, FROM A LACK OF

GAS TO LACK OF POWER.

PEOPLE ALONG THE EAST COAST

ARE PICKING UP THE PIECES

AFTER SUPERSTORM SANDY.

Wendy: PLUS, SMALL

BUSINESS BARRIERS, WHY SOME

SAY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

IS HOLDING THEIR COMPANIES

BACK.

Lee: AND AMERICA'S

FIRST MORMON PRESIDENT?

THE ROLE REPUBLICAN MITT

ROMNEY'S FAITH MAY PLAY IF

HE IS ELECTED TO THE WHITE

HOUSE NEXT WEEK.

ALL THIS AND MORE ON

NEWSWATCH.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE, I'M

LEE WEBB.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

AT LEAST 90 PEOPLE HAVE DIED

AS A RESULT OF SUPERSTORM

SANDY, HALF OF THOSE IN NEW

YORK AND NEW JERSEY.

Lee: MANY STILL IN THE

DARK, AND THEIR FRUSTRATION

IS BEGINNING TO SHOW.

GEORGE THOMAS LAS MORE IN

TONIGHT'S TOP STORY.

George: FOUR DAYS

IN...

WE'RE GOING TO DIE.

WE'RE GOING TO FREEZE.

WE'VE GOT 90 WEARLD

90-YEAR-OLD PEOPLE.

George: LIVING WITH

SANDY'S FALLOUT IS TAKING A

TOLL.

HUNDREDS WAITED IN LINE FOR

FOOD.

ALL OF THE FOOD WE HAD TO

THROW OUT OF THE

REFRIGERATOR.

George: IN NEW YORK'S

STATEN ISLAND, THE EPICENTER

OF SANDY'S WRATH, THOUSANDS

OF PEOPLE ARE STRUGGLING AND

WITHOUT POWER.

WE LOST EVERYTHING.

YOU TRY HARD, YOU GO TO WORK

EVERY DAY AND DO THE BEST

YOU CAN.

George: MANY ARE ALWAYS

HOMELESS.

MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER SAID

YESTERDAY, I WANT TO GO

HOME.

I TOLD HER, IT'S GOING TO BE

A WHILE.

SHE DON'T UNDERSTAND.

SHE'S SIX.

NO MORE GAS, GUYS.

George: AND THEN THERE

IS THE NIGHTMARE IN THE

STREETS.

IN PARTS OF NEW JERSEY AND

NEW YORK, HOURS' LONG WAIT

FOR GAS HAS SOME GETTING A

LITTLE FEISTY AND

FRUSTRATED.

I GOT HERE AT 9:59 A.M.

AND IT IS 1:00 IN THE

AFTERNOON, THREE HOURS.

George: AND SOME

STATION OWNERS ARE TAKING

ADVANTAGE, CHARGING NEARLY

$6 FOR REGULAR.

FRIDAY'S COMMUTE INTO NEW

YORK CITY WAS ANOTHER DAY OF

GRIDLOCK.

HUNDREDS STOOD IN LONG LINES

WAITING FOR BUSES TO TAKE

THEM INTO THE CITY.

WHERE ARE THE BUSES?

George: WITH NEARLY

5 MILLION PEOPLE STILL IN

THE DARK, POWER COMPANIES

ARE WORKING AROUND THE

CLOCK, EMEMPLOYING 61,000

WORKERS.

ONE POLE AT A TIME.

George: AND THEY BETTER

WORK FAST, ANOTHER STORM IS

EXPECTED TO HIT THE REGION

NEXT WEEK, BRINGING COLD AND

COLD TEMPERATURES AND SNOW.

WITH SOME DAMAGE ESTIMATES

OF SANDY REACHING

$50 BILLION.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN.

Wendy: AND JOINING US

NOW IS JODY GETTIS OF

"OPERATION BLESSING."

JODY, YOU WERE RIGHT THERE

IN MANHATTAN.

HOW SERIOUS IS THE SITUATION

STILL SEVERAL DAYS NOW AFTER

SANDY?

THE SITUATION IS DIRE.

YOU LOOK AT THE BUILDINGS,

AND EVERYTHING LOOKS FINE

BECAUSE YOU DON'T SEE

DESTRUCTION.

BUT BEHIND THE THESE

SKYRISE BUILDINGS, FILLED

WITH THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

WITHOUT ELECTRICITY, WITHOUT

HEAT.

THEY DON'T HAVE WATER.

THEY CAN'T EVEN FLUSH THE

TOILET TO GET RID OF THEIR

HUMAN WASTE.

SO PEOPLE ARE -- THEY HAVE A

GOOD ATTITUDE, BUT THEY'RE

REALLY STRUGGLING.

Wendy: HOW ARE YOU ABLE

TO GET FOOD AND WATER AND

HEATERS AND BLANKETS -- HOW

ARE YOU ABLE TO DO THAT?

"OPERATION BLESSING"

ALWAYS CONNECTS WITH LOCAL

PASTORS AND CHURCHES, SO

WE'RE WORKING WITH ABOUT

SEVEN OTHER CHURCHES IN THE

AREA.

WE'RE SET UP IN A BLOCK THAT

HAS BASICALLY 30

SKYSCRAPERS, AND WE HAVE A

POINT OF DISTRIBUTION SET UP

AT A CATHOLIC CHURCH WITH A

PRIEST.

WE HAVE GROCERIES SET OUT,

AND VOLUNTEERS BAGGING

GROCERIES, AND WE'LL BE

GIVING THEM TO THE LINE OF

PEOPLE OUT THERE RIGHT NOW,

EVEN AT 1:00.

AND WE HAVE OUR MOBILE

KITCHEN, AND SO WE'RE

FEEDING BREAKFAST AND DINNER

AND SO THEY CAN COME OUT OF

THE APARTMENT COMPLEXES AND

GET A HOT MEAL.

Wendy: JODY, HOW ARE

THEY COPING?

ARE THEY STAYING CALM OR IS

DESPERATION SETTING IN?

WE'RE ALL HOLDING OUR

BREATH.

THE NYPD, THEY'VE BEEN

GREAT, AND THEY SAID

EVERYBODY HAS BEEN PEACEFUL

AND SURPRISED.

BUT THEY'RE CONCERNED ABOUT

WHAT DAY FIVE, SIX, SEVEN IS

GOING TO LOOK LIKE WITH

PEOPLE IN THESE KINDS OF

CONDITIONS.

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT, THE

RESIDENTS OF NEW YORK HAVE

REALLY RALLIED TOGETHER.

THEY HAVE GOOD ATTITUDES.

I JUST ACTUALLY HAD SOMEBODY

KNOCK ON THE R.V. DOOR, AND

IT WAS A MOTHER WITH TWO

SMALL CHILDREN.

SHE SAID, COULD I USE SOME

POWER BECAUSE MY KIDS ARE

HAVING ASTHMA ATTACKS, AND

THEY NEED TO USE THE

INHALER.

BUT NOBODY IS RUNNING AROUND

MAD, BUT I KNOW THAT COULD

TURN BAD REAL QUICK.

Wendy: ARE YOU FINDING

THESE ARE TIMES WHEN YOU'RE

REALLY ABLE TO MINISTER TO

PEOPLE SPIRITUALLY?

ABSOLUTELY.

TO BE ABLE TO WALK DOWN THE

STREET AND SAY GOD BLESS YOU

YOU AND TO STOP AND PRAY

WITH SOMEBODY OR PUT OUR ARM

AROUND THEM, IT MEANS

EVERYTHING.

OF COURSE WE'RE MEETING

PHYSICAL NEEDS, BUT GOD

OPENS THE DOOR TO MEET

SPIRITUAL NEEDS.

THE GREATEST REWARD, THE

GREATEST WEAPON THAT WE HAVE

IS TO PROVIDE HOPE AND TO

PROVIDE LOVE AND

ENCOURAGEMENT TO LET THEM

KNOW THEY'RE NOT ALONE AND

THEY'RE NOT FORGOTTEN.

Wendy: ABSOLUTELY.

JODY GETTIS, WE'RE SO PROUD

OF YOU AND THE PEOPLE YOU'RE

WITH AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE

UP AND DOWN THE EAST COAST.

THANK YOU, WENDY.

Lee: THE U.S. ECONOMY

ADDED 171,000 JOBS IN

OCTOBER.

MORE PEOPLE STARTED LOOKING

FOR WORK LAST MONTH, INCHING

THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE UP TO

7.9%.

THE GOVERNMENT ONLY COUNTS

PEOPLE AS UNEMPLOYED IF

THEY'RE ACTIVELY SEARCHING.

OCTOBER'S RATE IS UP FROM

7.8% IN SEPTEMBER.

AND NEXT WEEK'S ELECTION,

PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL FACE

VOTERS WITH THE HIGHEST

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OF ANY

INCUMBENT PRESIDENT SINCE

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.

MANY BUSINESSES SAY ONE BIG

REASON THEY WON'T HIRE MORE

WORKERS IS DUE TO

WASHINGTON.

THEY SAY IT IS DUE TO

GOVERNMENT RED TAPE AND

RESTRICTIONS.

AND REGULATIONS.

Reporter: FRANK AND

NANCY RUN THEIR BUSINESS OUT

OF THEIR BASEMENT.

INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE

SOLUTION DISTRIBUTES

PRODUCTS TO REPAIR AND

PROTECT PRACTICALLY

ANYTHING, FROM HOLES IN NAVY

VESSELS TO LEAKY PIPES IN

POWER PLANTS.

LEAKY PIPES, BOILERS,

THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

Reporter: THEIR GROWING

BUSINESS COULD USE MORE

FULL-TIME WORKERS, BUT THERE

IS A PROBLEM.

EVERYTHING IS UNCERTAIN.

WE WOULD LOVE TO BE A

SITUATION WHERE WE COULD

HIRE MORE FULL-TIME PEOPLE,

BUT THE DIFFICULTY IS AT

WHAT COST?

Reporter: SMALL

BUSINESSES EMPLOY MORE THAN

HALF OF THE NATION'S PRIVATE

SECTOR WORKFORCE.

THEIR HELP IS VITAL TO

AMERICA'S ECONOMIC

RECOVERY.

BUT MANY SMALL BUSINESS

OWNERS SAY INSTEAD OF MAKING

THEIR PATH TO PROSPERITY

SMOOTHER, THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT IS BUILDING

BARRIERS.

LIKE THE BARNETTS, 67% OF

SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

BELIEVE THERE IS TOO MUCH

UNCERTAINTY TO GROW THEIR

BUSINESSES.

WHAT IS CAUSING THIS HAND

WRINGING?

TAXES, GOVERNMENT

REGULATIONS, AND RED TAPE.

EVEN WITH ONLY FIVE

EMPLOYEES, THE BARNETTS

SPEND FOUR TO SIX HOURS A

WEEK GOING THROUGH

REGULATIONS, OFTEN

CONSULTING WITH THEIR

ACCOUNTANT AND ATTORNEY TO

MAKE SURE THEY'RE IN

COMPLIANCE.

IT FORCES ALL OF US TO

LOOK AT STAYING RIGHT AROUND

NINE OR 10 EMPLOYEES, SO WE

DON'T HAVE TO RUN INTO A

FULL-TIME COMPLIANCE

OFFICER, AND WE'RE NOT

FACING THESE MASSIVE FINES,

AND WE'RE HAVING TO DO

BUSINESS AND WE CAN'T HIRE.

Reporter: DAN BOSH

REVIEWS REGULATORY POLICIES

AT THE NATIONAL INDEPENDENT

BUSINESSES.

RIGHT NOW THERE ARE OVER

4100 REGULATIONS IN THE

PIPELINE, AND THEY'RE

UNCERTAIN HOW THAT IS GOING

TO AFFECT THEIR BUSINESS.

Reporter: DO YOU HAVE

TO BE A LAWYER TO KNOW

EVERYTHING YOU'RE SUPPOSED

TO DO?

EVEN IF YOU ARE A LAWYER,

YOU PROBABLY DON'T KNOW

EVERYTHING.

Reporter: ACCORDING TO

BOSH'S GROUP, NEARLY 70% OF

SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS BLAME

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

POLICIES FOR STIFLING THEIR

GROWTH.

Reporter: I WONDER IF

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS ANY

CONCERNS THAT ANY OF HIS

FEDERAL REGULATIONS ARE

STIFLING ECONOMIC GROWTH

AMONG SMALL BUSINESSES?

THIS PRESIDENT IS

COMMITTED TO HELPING SMALL

BUSINESS, AS EVIDENCE BY THE

FACT HE PROPOSED AND SIGNED

INTO LAW 18 SMALL BUSINESS

TAX CUTS.

YOU KNOW, HE UNDERSTANDS

CLEARLY THAT SMALL

BUSINESSES ARE THE ENGINE OF

ECONOMIC GROWTH IN THIS

COUNTRY.

MAYBE HE CAN SEND ME

SOMETHING TO SHOW ME HOW

THOSE TAX CUTS IMPACT MY

BUSINESS.

I'M NOT SURE WE'VE SEEN ANY

THAT WOULD HELP US.

Reporter: AT A TIME

WHEN MORE THAN 12 MILLION

AMERICANS DESPERATELY NEED

WORK, 55% OF SMALL BUSINESS

OWNERS SAY THEY WOULD NOT

START THEIR COMPANY TODAY.

IF YOU WERE SITTING DOWN

WITH YOUR HUSBAND, THINKING

ABOUT STARTING THIS

BUSINESS, WOULD YOU DO IT?

UM...WE'VE NEVER

DISCUSSED THIS.

IF WE WERE MAKING THAT

EVALUATION NOW, I DON'T

THINK THE BUSINESS PLAN

WOULD PROVE OUT.

WHETHER WE WANTED TO IT OR

NOT OR WHETHER WE HAD THE

SKILLS OR NOT, I JUST DON'T

THINK THE BUSINESS SKILLS

WOULD BE THERE IN TODAY'S

WORLD.

Reporter: BOSH SAYS

ELIMINATING FEDERAL

REGULATIONS WOULD BE TOUGH

FOR WHOEVER SITS IN THE

WHITE HOUSE.

REGULATIONS ARE SO

ENTRENCHED IN THE AGENCY, IT

IS HARD TO GET THEM OUT.

WHEN YOU HAVE AGENCIES GOING

THROUGH THEIR OWN BOOKS TO

UNDO WORK THEY HAVE DONE IN

THE PAST, THEY'RE PRETTY

RELUCTANT TO DO THAT.

WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO

HIRE, IF WE COULD GET RID OF

THE UNCERTAINTY RELATED TO

AFFORDABLE CARE AND TAXES,

AND GET SOME LONG-RANGE

PLANNING OPPORTUNITIES, THIS

ECONOMY COULD REALLY TAKE

OFF AGAIN.

Reporter: JENNIFER

WISHON, CBN NEWS, VIRGINIA.

Wendy: A JUDGE HAS

GRANTED AN EARLY VICTORY TO

A COMPANY THAT IS

CHALLENGING THE

CONTRACEPTION MANDATE IN THE

PRESIDENT'S HEALTH CARE

LAW.

THE OWNERS OF THE DETROIT

AREA WINEGART SUPPLY COMPANY

ARE ROMAN CATHOLIC AND THEY

ARGUE THE MANDATE VIOLATES

THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL

RIGHTS.

A FEDERAL JUDGE RULED THE

GOVERNMENT CANNOT PUNISH

WINEGARTS WHILE THE CASE IS

STILL ONGOING.

Lee: COMING UP,

ANTI-SEMITISM IN EUROPE, IT

IS A GROWING PROBLEM AGAIN.

WHAT IS BEHIND THE RISE IN

DISCRIMINATION AGAINST

JEWS.

Lee: FRENCH PRESIDENT

FRANCOIS HOLLANDE SAYS

FIGHTING ANTI-SEMITISM IN

HIS COUNTRY IS A NATIONAL

CAUSE.

HE MADE THE STRONG STATEMENT

DURING A VISIT BY ISRAELI

PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU.

THE TWO MET TO PAY HOMAGE TO

FOUR PEOPLE KILLED THIS

SPRING AT A JEWISH SCHOOL IN

FRANCE.

HOLLANDE HAS TAKEN A STANCE

AGAINST RADICAL ISLAM BY

RECENTLY EXPELLING A MUSLIM

PREACHER WHO CALLED FOR

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN.

EUROPEAN HISTORY SHOWS WHEN

THINGS GO BAD, LIKE

COLLAPSING ECONOMIES OR

DICTATORS TAKING POWERS,

JEWS OFTEN BECOME THE

TARGET.

Wendy: AS WE HAVE SEEN

IN FRANCE, ANTI-SEMITISM IS

ONCE AGAIN ON THE RISE, AS

ERIC STACKELBACH DISCOVERED,

MUCH OF IT IS DRIVEN BY A

GROWING MUSLIM POPULATION.

Reporter: WHEN A

RADICAL MUSLIM MURDERED

THREE CHILDREN AND A RABBI

AT A JEWISH SCHOOL IN FRANCE

EARLIER THIS YEAR, FRENCH

LEADERS CALLED IT AN

ISOLATED INCIDENT.

THE NUMBERS SHOW OTHERWISE.

SOME 24% OF FRENCH CITIZENS

HOLD ANTI-SEMITIC VIEWS.

IN SPAIN, THE NUMBER WAS

53%, AND IN HUNGRY, A

WHOPPING 63% OF THE

POPULATION ADMITTED

ANTI-SEMITIC FEELINGS.

IN BRAT BRITAIN, IT IS UP

7%.

THIS IS A THREAT

CERTAINLY NOT ONLY TO THE

JEWISH COMMUNITY, BUT TO THE

EUROPEAN COUNTRY, TO THE

DEMOCRACY ITSELF.

Reporter: HE IS THE

DEPUTY AMBASSADOR TO

BELGIUM.

IT HAS GOTTEN SO BAD, THAT

THE GOVERNMENT MUST FIGHT

THE DENIAL OF HOLOCAUST.

IT HAS THE PURPOSE OF

EDUCATING THE MUSLIMS ABOUT

THE HOLOCAUST.

OBVIOUSLY IT IS THEIR

IGNORANCE THAT IS LEADING TO

MUCH OF THIS ANTISEM TESM.

ANTI-SEMITIC.

Reporter: MUSLIMS NOW

MAKE UP SOME 30% OF THE

POPULATION IN THIS CITY, AND

SOME SAY THE RISE OF ISLAM

IS DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE

RISE OF ANTI-SEMITIC IN

BRUSSELS.

ONE OF THE MORE SHOCKING

INCIDENTS IN EUROPE, IS

WHERE FIVE MUSLIM GIRLS

BRUTALLY BEAT A 13-YEAR-OLD

JEWISH CLASSMATE LAST YEAR,

CALLING HER A DIRTY JEW.

BELGIUM NOW PUTS A SPECIAL

REPRESENTATIVE IN EACH

PROSECUTORS OFFICE TO

ADDRESS THIS SORT OF HATE

CRIME.

STILL ONE JEWISH LEADER TOLD

CBN NEWS THAT EFFORT ISN'T

ENOUGH FOR SOME IN HIS

COMMUNITY.

THE FACT IS YOU HAVE A

LOT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE

THINKING ABOUT LEAVING.

Reporter: DR. MAURICE

TEACHES AT THE FREE

UNIVERSITY OF BRUSSELS,

WHERE HE SAYS THE

ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN

SILENT OVER THE GROWING

ANTI-SEMITIC CLIMATE ON

CAMPUS.

THERE ARE ACTIVITIES.

I WOULD SAY PEOPLE FROM

EXTREME LEFT WING -- EXTREME

LEFT WING -- ASSOCIATED WITH

INTEGRATIONISTS.

THOSE TWO, I WOULD SAY SMALL

GROUPS, ARE VERY ACTIVE

UNDERGROUND.

Reporter: HE SAYS IT

DRIVES D.B.S.

WHEN THERE IS A

CONFERENCE AND YOU DEFEND

ISRAEL, YOU CANNOT SPEAK.

Reporter: AS WAR LUMES

IN THE MIDDLE EAST, SOME

JEWISH COMMUNITIES WORRY

THRIETHEIR COMMUNITIES WILL

BE TARGETED.

IT HAPPENED WHEN IS

ISLAMISTS VANDALIZED

SYNAGOGUES AND PHYSICALLY

ATTACKED A NUMBER OF JEWS.

LARGE ANTI-ISRAEL RALLIES

TOOK PLACE IN SOME AMERICAN

CITIZENS AS WELL, SHOWING

THAT IT IS ACTIVE FAR BEYOND

THE MIDDLE EAST.

ERIC STACKELBACH, CBN NEWS,

BRUSSELS.

Wendy: UP NEXT, IF MITT

ROMNEY WINS THE WHITE HOUSE,

THE MORMON CHURCH WILL ALSO

BE SHARING THE SPOTLIGHT.

WHAT IF AMERICA ELECTS ITS

FIRST MORMON PRESIDENT?

AFTER THIS.

Wendy: BARACK OBAMA

MADE HISTORY IN 2008 WHEN HE

BECAME THE FIRST

AFRICAN-AMERICAN TO BE

ELECTED PRESIDENT.

MITT ROMNEY COULD ALSO MAKE

HISTORY IN 2012.

Lee: HE COULD BECOME

THE FIRST MORMON TO WIN THE

WHITE HOUSE.

DAVID BRODY EXPLORES THAT

POSSIBILITY IN THE FOCUS

REPORT FROM SALT LAKE CITY.

David: IT'S A FAITH

NOT MANY UNDERSTAND.

SOME CALL IT A CULT.

A SUBJECT I BROUGHT UP WITH

HIM WHEN HE WAS STILL

GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS.

SOME FOLKS HAVE SAID

MORMONS ARE PART OF A CULT.

DOES THAT BOTHER YOU?

WELL, THERE IS VERY

LITTLE THAT BOTHERS ME, AND

THAT'S, IN PART, BECAUSE

WHEN PEOPLE MAKE REFERENCES

THAT I DISAGREE WITH, I

GENERALLY CONCLUDE THEY JUST

DON'T HAVE ALL OF THE

FACTS.

IF THEY HAD ALL OF THE

FACTS, THEY WOULD FEEL

DIFFERENTLY.

Reporter: AT THIS

MORMON SACRAMENT SERVICE, WE

MET THE SMOOT FAMILY AND ALL

OF THEIR CHILDREN.

THEY'RE TIRED OF BEING

VIEWED DIFFERENTLY BY OTHERS

BUT KNOW THAT IT COMES WITH

THE TERRITORY.

YOU KNOW, POLYGAMY IS THE

FIRST THING THAT IS ALWAYS

THROWN OUT.

WHICH IS -- IT HAS BEEN 122

YEARS.

FOR ME, THAT'S TWO AND A

HALF LIFE TIMES AGO.

Reporter: SO WHAT

ROMNEY'S FAITH POSE A

PROBLEM?

18% OF AMERICANS SAY THEY

WOULD NOT VOTE FOR A

WELL-QUALIFIED PRESIDENTIAL

CANDIDATE WHO HAPPENED TO BE

A MORMON.

ANOTHER POLL SHOWS THAT A

MAJORITY OF VOTERS WHO ARE

AWARE OF HIS FAITH SAY IT

DOESN'T PRESENT A PROBLEM AT

ALL.

CHURCH ELDER RICHARD HINKLEY

GAVE US A TOUR AROUND TEMPLE

SQUARE, THEIR MAIN

HEADQUARTERS.

WE'VE BEEN UNDER THE

LIMELIGHT SINCE OUR

BEGINNINGS, DAVID, BUT THIS

IS A LITTLE MORE INTENSE IN

TODAY'S INTERNET AGE AND

MEDIA AGE.

BUT, SURE, WE LOVE TO TELL

OUR STORY.

WE HAVE A GREAT STORY TO

TELL AND WE LOVE ANY

OPPORTUNITY TO TELL IT.

Reporter: AND THERE TWO

AREAS OF CONCERN: FIRST,

SECRECY.

ONLY CERTAIN MORMONS ARE

ALLOWED INTO THE TEMPLES FOR

RITUAL CEREMONIES.

I THINK IT IS A SACRED

NATURE OF WHAT GOES ON IN

THE TEMPLES, THE SACRED

COVENANTS WE MAKE, AND SO

FORTH.

WE DON'T INVITE THE WORLD TO

WITNESS A WEDDING CEREMONY.

Reporter: AND THE OTHER

ISSUE IS DOCTRINE,

ESPECIALLY AMONG CHRISTIANS

WHO BELIEVE THE BIBLE IS THE

WORD OF GOD.

AND THE MORMONS ADD THE BOOK

OF MORMON AS MORE.

AND THEY DON'T BELIEVE IN

THE DESIGNATION OF HEAVEN

AND HELL.

THOSE TWO DESIGNATIONS,

HEAVEN AND HELL, ARE NOT

LARGE ENOUGH.

Reporter: AND THEY

DON'T BELIEVE IN THE

TRINITY, HOW GOD IS THREE

BEINGS IN ONE.

THE TRINITY, WE DON'T

EXCEPT THAT.

Reporter: YET MORMONS

CALL THEMSELVES CHRISTIANS,

WHICH RAISES EYEBROWS,

ESPECIALLY IN EVANGELICAL

CIRCLES.

BUT IT IS MORE IF ROMNEY

WOULD PUT MORMON LOYALTY

AHEAD OF THE UNITED STATES.

JOHN F. KENNEDY FACED A

SIMILAR PROBLEM, GIVING A

SPEECH THAT HIS LOYALTY TO

AMERICA WOULD COME FIRST.

MITT ROMNEY DID THAT SAME

THING IN 2008.

NO AUTHORITIES FROM MY

CHURCH OR ANY OTHER CHURCH,

WILL EVER EXERT INFLUENCE ON

PRESIDENTIAL INFLUENCE.

Reporter: ROMNEY SET A

PRECEDENT AS GORN OF

MASSACHUSETTS.

HE ALLOWED ALCOHOL SALES ON

SUNDAY, EVEN THOUGH THE

MORMON CHURCH DOESN'T ALLOW

ALCOHOL.

MY CHURCH SAYS THEY CAN'T

DRINK ALCOHOL.

IT MEANS YOU CAN'T DRINK

ALCOHOL.

AS GOVERNOR OF

MASSACHUSETTS, WE'RE

STOPPING ALCOHOL SALES?

IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO

SEPARATE YOU'RE RELIGION,

YOU BETTER NOT LET ANYONE

DRING RELIGION.

NO.

MY RELIGION IS FOR ME.

MY CHURCH IS DESTINED TO

MOVE FORWARD AND FILL THE

ENTIRE EARTH, WITH OUR WITH

OUT THE MITT ROMNEYS.

Reporter: THEY WANT TO

LET PEOPLE KNOW THEY'RE

REGULAR PEOPLE.

I'M A FATHER, A MORMON, A

FATHER, AND A MUSICIAN.

MY NAME IS ALEX, AND I'M A

MORMON.

Reporter: AND WHEN MANY

PEOPLE PICTURE A MORMON,

THEY SEE SUCCESSFUL,

CLEAN-CUT, OUTSTANDING

CITIZENS ARE THAT

SUCCESSFUL.

WHY IS THAT?

LOOK NO FURTHER THAN SALT

LAKE CITY, WHERE THE CHURCH

GIVES OUT HOME-GROWN

PRODUCTS TO THOSE IN NEED.

THIS IS PAID FOR ON THE

FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH,

WHEN EACH MORMON FAMILY

DONATES THE AMOUNT IT WOULD

COST THEM TO EAT TWO MEALS.

IT IS THE PRINCIPLE OF

SELF-SACRIFICE.

IT IS SACRIFICE, WHERE

INDIVIDUALS GIVE UP

SOMETHING, RECOGNIZING

THEY'RE HELPING THEIR

FELLOW, AND IN THIS CASE,

MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH.

THIS GOSPEL IS NOT A

SUNDAY-ONLY GOSPEL.

IT IS AN EVERYDAY GOSPEL FOR

US.

IF IT DOESN'T INFUSE ONE'S

LIFE, WHAT GOOD IS IT.

Reporter: IT IS THE

CENTRE OF THE MORMON'S WORLD

AND IT IS WHERE YOUNG

CHILDREN ARE TAUGHT EARLY ON

TO BE LEADERS IN THE

CHURCH.

THAT PRINCIPLE MAY, INDEED,

LEAD TO SUCCESS LATER IN

LIFE.

THERE ARE FEW PLACES YOU

CAN GO WHERE A YOUNG

12-YEAR-OLD BOY CAN BE

PRESIDENT OF A QUORUM, AND

HE CAN STAND UP AND CONDUCT

A MEETING, AND HE LEARNS HOW

TO USE AN AGENDA AND HOW TO

PLAN AN ACTIVITY.

THEY'RE KIND OF TAUGHT ALL

THE WAY THROUGH.

Reporter: THE MORMON

WAY HAS BEEN A SUCCESSFUL

WAY WITHIN THE FAITH.

MITT ROMNEY COULD BE THEIR

BIGGEST SUCCESS STORY YET.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS, IN

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.

Lee: FINALLY TONIGHT,

MOVE OVER FIRMING CREAMS,

FACELIFTS, AND BOA BOTOX

INJECTIONS.

Wendy: THERE IS NOW A

NEW TECHNIQUE DESIGNED TO

KEEP YOU LOOKING YOUNG.

IT IS CALLED FACE YOGA.

YEAH, FACE YOGA.

IT IS DESIGNED TO BE A

NATURAL, NON-INVASIVE WAY TO

GIVE YOUR SKIN A USEFUL

GLOW.

IT INVOLVES MULT

EXPRESSIONS, LIKE THE FISH

FACE AND THE LION FACE.

NOW SOME DOCTORS ARE

ACTUALLY RECOMMENDING IT.

BY STIMULATEING

STIMULATING ANY COMPONENT

LIKE YOUR MUSCLES, YOU WILL

HAVE A BENEFICIAL EFFECT.

YOU WILL HAVE A LITTLE

ROSY GLOW, MAYBE MORE OF A

LIFT IN THE EYES, PLUS YOU

HAVE FUN.

Wendy: EXPERTS SAY IT

COULD ACTUALLY PROMOTE

COLLAGEN PRODUCTION.

WE SPEND A LOT OF MONEY ON

CREAMS TO PROMOTE COLLAGEN.

Lee: THERE IS A SAYING

IN OUR HOUSE, WE CALL IT

"WEIRD WITH A BEARD."

THAT'S WEIRD WITH A BEARD.

THAT'S ALL FOR THIS ADDITION

OF NEWSWATCH.

Wendy: YES, WE WON'T BE

DEMONSTRATEING THAT.

HAVE A

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