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The 700 Club - November 30, 2012

Father Leo joins us to discuss marriage and how healthy marriages strengthen family bonds. Plus, Without a father in her life, Linda Carter experienced sexual confusion and felt an attraction to women.
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LeeHE WON A THROW ARE

-DOWN WITH BOBBY FLAG.

AND HE WANTS TO SHOW YOU HOW

TO BRING THAT SAME SIZZLE

INTO YOUR KITCHEN.

AND AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT A

TURNPIKE TRAINING TUNNEL.

ONE THAT IS HELPING OUR

DISASTER TEAMS DEVELOP

SKILLS THEY HOPE THEY'LL

NEVER NEED.

THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO

ARE GOING TO SHOW UP.

THESE ARE GOING TO BE THE

HEAVY LIFTERS.

Lee: ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

*

Gordon: WELCOME TO THE

PROGRAM.

THANKS FOR SPENDING TIME

WITH US.

WE'VE GOT SOME GOOD NEWS EN

THE FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN

TRAFFICKING.

22 STATES ARE INCREASING

THEIR EFFORTS TO STOP IT.

Terry: THE GROUP IS

TRYING TO HELP THE 100,000

EXPLOITED CHILDREN IN THE

UNITED STATES, AND DETER

THOSE WHO BUY OR SELL THEM.

HEATHER CELLS HAS THE STORY

FOR US.

Reporter: SHARED HOPE

AND OTHER ADVOCATES WANT

MORE STATES TO TOUGHEN THE

PENALTIES FOR TRAFFICKERS,

AND IMPROVE SERVICES FOR

VICTIMS.

THEY'RE ISSUING REPORT CARDS

FOR EACH STATE.

THIS IS THE SECOND YEAR FOR

THE CARDS, AND THIS TIME

AROUND, MANY STATES DID

BETTER.

15 RAISED THEIR GRADE, AND

SEVEN RAISED THEIR OVERALL

SCORE BY 10 OR MORE POINTS.

SOCIAL MOVEMENTS TAKE

DECADES.

AND WHAT I'VE SEEN THIS LAST

YEAR IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.

STATES ON THE WHOLE ARE

DOING A BETTER JOB.

THAT IS ENCOURAGING.

AND SO NO ONE HAS AN "A" YET

BECAUSE WE'RE JUST NOT

THERE, BUT STATES ARE DOING

BETTER THAN THEY DID EVEN

FROM LAST YEAR, SO THAT IS

GOOD.

Reporter: THIS YEAR'S

WINNER, LOUISIANA, WITH THE

HIGHEST SCORING "B."

MASSACHUSETTS WAS MOST

IMPROVED, GOING FROM AN "F"

TO A "C."

I THINK THE COMBINATION

OF THE GRADES, THE

COMBINATION OF THE CIVIC

UPRISING, AND THE GROWING

KNOWLEDGE OF LAWMAKERS IS

COMING TO A CRITICAL MASS.

Reporter: ADVOCATES SAY

THE LAWS PAVED THE WAY FOR

BETTER SERVICES FOR VICTIMS

IN MANY STATES THAT ONCE

CONSIDERED THEM CRIMINALS.

AND SURVIVORS LIKE SHAMIR

MACKENZIE SAY THE LAWS ALSO

AFFECT TRAFFICKERS WHO FEAR

STIFF PENALTIES.

THESE GUYS ARE NOT SOME

KNUCKLEHEADS THAT SIT AROUND

AND SAY, HEY, I'M GOING TO

GRAB THIS GIRL.

THEY KNOW THE LAW.

Reporter: THE REPORT

CARDS ALSO GRADE STATES THAT

GO AFTER GANGS.

POLICE SAY MANY ARE MOVING

FROM DRUG TRAFFICKING TO SEX

TRAFFICKING.

IT IS A HIGHER PROFIT

YIELD WITH A LOWER

POSSIBILITY OF DETECTION

FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT TO

TRAFFIC THESE YOUNG GIRLS.

SO WE ARE SEEING A SHIFT.

Reporter: ADVOCATES SAY

2013 COULD BE A BANNER YEAR

FOR STATES TO PASS EVEN MORE

LAWS.

THAT'S BECAUSE AWARENESS OF

THIS ISSUE CONTINUES TO

GROW, AND LAWMAKERS HAVE NOW

JUST FINISHED AN ELECTION

CYCLE, WHICH FREES THEM UP

TO WORK ON POLICY.

REPORTING IN WASHINGTON,

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: LET'S HOPE WE

KEEP GETTING BETTER AND CAN

ACTUALLY STOP THIS, THE

HUMAN TRAFFICKING PROBLEM.

EYE-OPENING THAT WAS

HAPPENING RIGHT IN OUR OWN

BACKYARD, AND IT IS

WONDERFUL NEWS THAT THAT IS

CHANGING.

THERE IS ALSO SOME OTHER

GOOD NEWS, AN IMPORTANT

RULING FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

IN THE LEGAL BATTLE OVER THE

BIRTH CONTROL MANDATE IN

OBAMACARE.

LEE WEBB HAS THAT STORY FROM

THE CBN NEWS ROOM.

LEE?

Lee: GORDON, THE

FEDERAL APPEARS COURT IS

WEIGHING IN ON THE OBAMACARE

MANDATE THAT PROVIDES

ORGANIZATIONS TO PROVIDE

BIRTH CONTROL IN THEIR

INSURANCE PLANS.

THAT INCLUDES CONTRACEPTIVES

, STERILE, AND THE CASE

INVOLVES O'BRIEN'S COMPANY.

IT FORCES HIS COMPANY TO

PROVIDE BIRTH CONTROL

COVERAGE FOR ITS WORKERS.

THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT COURT OF

APPEALS HAS APPROVED AN

INJUNCTION, AND IT IS THE

FIRST DECISION FROM AN

APPEALS COURT IN A CASE

CHALLENGING THIS MEASURE.

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW

AND JUSTICE REPRESENTS THE

COMPANY.

THE SENIOR COUNCIL SAYS THE

RULING SHOWS THE COURT

BELIEVES THE COMPANY HAS A

STRONG CASE.

AND ON OUR CBN NEWSWATCH

PROGRAM, SHE EXPLAINED WHY

THIS DECISION IS SO

IMPORTANT.

IF YOU HAVE RELIGIOUS

BELIEFS AND THE GOVERNMENT

IS DIRECTLY ATTACKING THOSE

BELIEFS BY FORCING YOU TO

VIOLATE THEM, THAT GOES

AGAINST THE FIRST

AMENDMENT.

Lee: YOU CAN SEE THAT

FULL INTERVIEW ON

CBNNEWS.COM.

THE CONSTITUTIONAL

ASSEMBLY DID NOT INCLUDE

CHRISTIANS OR LIBERALS.

NOW THE PUBLIC WILL GET A

CHANCE TO VOTE ON IT.

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

EGYPTIANS SAY THIS NEW

CONSTITUTION IS ILLEGAL.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: THE

CONSTITUTIONAL ASSEMBLY HAD

ANOTHER TWO MONTHS TO WORK

ON THE DOCUMENT THAT WILL

SERVE AS THE GOVERNMENT'S

NEW FRAMEWORK.

BUT THE ISLAMIST-DOMINATED

PANEL RUSHED THROUGH THE

DRAFT TO BEAT AN UPCOMING

COURT RULING THAT COULD

DISSOLVE THE BODY.

THE ORIGINAL ASSEMBLY

INCLUDED CHRISTIANS AND

LIBERALS AND MORE MODERATE

ISLAMISTS.

THE OPPONENTS SAY THE DRAFT

CONSTITUTION COULD GIVE

MUSLIM CLERICS OVERSIGHT,

OVER LEGISLATION POSSIBLY

CURBING WOMEN'S SPEECH AND

RELIGIOUS RIGHTS.

THIS DECREE IS AN

IMPORTANT ON ONE UNTIL THE

ASSEMBLY FINISHES DRAFTING

THE CONSTITUTION.

THE MATTERS GOES TO THOSE

CONCERNED.

AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE

COUNTRY HAS THE EXECUTIVE

POWER.

Reporter: LAST WEEK,

MORSI BANNED THE COURTS FROM

BANNING THE CONSTITUTION OF

ASSEMBLY.

THE CONSTITUTION ONLY

ESCALATES THE CONFRONTATION

SPARKED BY MORSI'S DECREE.

MORSI HAS FAILED WITH HIS

NEW CONSTITUTION

DECLARATION.

HE GAVE HIMSELF GOD'S POWER

AND SAID IT IS ONLY TEMP

TEMPORARILY FOR TWO MONTHS.

Reporter: A LARGE

ANTI-MORSI PROTEST IS

SCHEDULED TODAY.

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IS

ORGANIZING ITS OWN

DEMONSTRATION FOR SATURDAY.

CHARLENE ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

Lee: THE UNITED NATIONS

GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAS VOTED

OVERWHELMING TO RECOGNIZE

THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY AS

A NON-MEMBER STATE.

BUT THAT VOTE MAY PROVE TO

BE A ROADBLOCK TO A PEACE

AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE P.A.

AND ISRAEL.

HERE IS CHRIS MITCHELL FROM

JERUSALEM.

Reporter:? THE HISTORIC

VOTE PASSED OVERWHELMING,

138 IN FAVOR, 41 ABSTENT

ABSTENABSTENTIONS.

THIS TIME WE ARE

DETERMINED TO GO.

NOTHING IS GOING TO SHOW.

SHAKE US.

THE TRAIN HAS LEFT THE

STATION.

THERE IS NO WAY WE CAN BE

DETERRED, FRIGHTENED, OR

PUSHED AROUND.

I THINK THIS DETERMINATION

HAS BECOME GREATER AFTER

THIS WAR IN GAZA.

Reporter: PALESTINIANS

IN THE WEST BANK CELEBRATED

THE VOTE.

AND PALESTINIANS CELEBRATED

IN HAMAS-CONTROLLED GAZA.

IT IS A WONDERFUL

FEELING.

GOD WILLING, UNITY BETWEEN

HAMAS AND FATAH WILL BE IN

THE FUTURE.

GOD WILLING, WE ARE GOING TO

VICTORY, VICTORY, VICTORY.

Reporter: THE VOTE WAS

LARGELY SYMBOLIC, BUT ABBAS

SEIZES ON THE SYMBOLISM.

PALESTINIANS SAY THE U.N.

BACKING WILL STRENGTHEN

THEIR HAND IN NEGOTIATIONS,

BUT ISRAEL SAYS IT WILL MAKE

TALKS EVEN TOUGHER.

THE TRUTH IS WHEN THE

PARTY IS OVER AND THE PEOPLE

WAKE UP TOMORROW MORNING,

THEY'LL SEE NOTHING HAS

CHANGED.

THAT REALITY ON THE GROUND

IS THE WAY IT IS.

THE ONLY WAY FORWARD IS NOT

MEANINGLESS THEATER AT THE

UNITED NATIONS.

THE ONLY WAY FORWARD IS TO

HAVE MEANINGFUL PEACE

TALKS.

Reporter: BOTH THE U.S.

AND ISRAEL SUFFERED A REAL

BELOW DIPLOMATICALLY.

THE PATH TO A TWO-STATE

SOLUTION THAT FULFILLS THE

ASPIRATIONS OF THE

PALESTINIAN PEOPLE IS

THROUGH JERUSALEM AND

RAMALLAH, NOT NEW YORK.

WE HAVE MADE VERY CLEAR TO

THE PALESTINIAN

LEADERSHIP -- YOU KNOW, I

MET WITH PRESIDENT ABBAS

JUST LAST WEEK -- THAT WE

OPPOSE PALESTINIAN EFFORTS

TO UPGRADE THEIR STATUS AT

THE U.N. OUTSIDE OF THE

FRAMEWORK OF NEGOTIATIONS TO

ACHIEVE A TWO-STATE

SOLUTION.

Reporter: FOR NOW,

NOTHING HAS REALLY CHANGED,

BUT IT COULD GIVE

PALESTINIANS SOME CLOUT, IF

THEY TAKE ISRAELIS TO THE

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL

COURT.

IT COULD ALSO QUESTION THE

FATE OF JERUSALEM, OR THE

FATE OF HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS OF ISRAELIS, WHO

LIVE IN THEIR BIBLICAL

HOMELAND OF JUDEA AND

SOMARIA.

Lee: HERE AT HOME, THE

REPUBLICANS ARE CHARGING THE

DEMOCRATS WITH NOT BEING

SERIOUS ABOUT CUTTING

SPENDING TO SOLVE THE FISCAL

CLIFF STANDOFF IN

WASHINGTON.

JENNIFER WISHON HAS THAT

STORY.

[APPLAUSE]

President Obama: THANK

YOU SO MUCH.

PLEASE HAVE A SEAT.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA SPENT MUCH OF THE WEEK

APPEALING TO THE POCKETBOOKS

OF THE MIDDLE CLASS.

President Obama: TELL

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WHAT A

$2,000 TAX HIKE WOULD MEAN

TO YOU.

CALL YOUR MEMBERS OF

CONGRESS.

WRITE THEM AN E-MAIL POSTED

ON THEIR Facebook WALLS.

Reporter: TODAY HE IS

VISITING A TOY MANUFACTURER

IN PENNSYLVANIA, TO RAISE

HIS CASE ON RAISING TAXES ON

HIGH-INCOME AMERICANS.

BUT THE REPUBLICANS SAY THE

PRESIDENT IS ONLY TALKING

ABOUT RAISING TAXES WITHOUT

BEING SERIOUS ABOUT CUTTING

SPENDING.

RIGHT NOW, ALL EYES ARE

ON THE WHITE HOUSE.

OUR COUNTRY DOESN'T NEED A

VICTORY LAP.

IT NEEDS LEADERSHIP.

Reporter: BOEHNER SAYS

HE IS DISAPPOINTED IN THE

STATUS OF THE NEGOTIATIONS.

J.D. FOSTER HAS WORKED ON

CAPITOL HILL AND AN

ECONOMIST IN THE WHITE

HOUSE.

HE SAYS WASHINGTON IS ABOUT

TO ENTER ACT TWO OF THE

DEBATE BY LOOKING AT SERIOUS

LONG-TERM BUDGET PROBLEMS.

OUR REAL FISCAL ISSUE ARE

NOT TODAY'S DEFICITS.

IT IS NOT THAT THE TAX

INCREASES THE PRESIDENT

WANTS TO FOCUS ON.

THE REISSUE IS THE

ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS OUT OF

CONTROL, AND THEY NEED TO BE

BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL.

Reporter: AS THE

PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO PUSH

CONGRESS TO LET THE BUSH TAX

CUTS END FOR HIGH-INCOME

AMERICANS --

REVENUE WAS ON THE TABLE,

BUT REVENUE WAS ONLY ON THE

TABLE IF THERE WERE SERIOUS

SPENDING CUTS AS PART OF

THIS AGREEMENT.

IT HAS TO BE PART OF THE

AGREEMENT.

WE HAVE A DEBT CRISIS.

WE'RE SPENDING TOO MUCH.

THE KEY IS ENTITLEMENT

REFORM.

I'M WILLING TO DO SOMETHING

ON REVENUE WITHOUT RAISING

TAX RATES TO HELP THE

COUNTRY, BUT WHERE IS THE

PRESIDENT'S PLAN ON

ENTITLEMENT REFORM.

Reporter: THE WHITE@W

HOUSE SAYS THE PRESIDENT'S

ENTITLEMENT REFORM FROM LAST

WINTER STILL STANDS.

THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF MAKES

IT CLEAR THE ELECTION GAVE

HIM A MANDATE TO RAISE

TAXES.

FOSTER SAYS HE IS NOT THE

ONLY ONE WITH A MANDATE.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE

HOUSE REPUBLICANS WILL

RETURN TO POWER IN THE

MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE,

ADVOCATING WHAT?

NOT RAISING TAXES.

ADVOCATING WHAT?

BALANCING THE BUDGET.

Reporter: TOMORROW

MARKS THE FIRST DAY OF

DECEMBER.

THAT MEANS THEY ONLY HAVE

ONE MONTH BEFORE TAXES GO UP

ON EVERY TAXPAYER IN

AMERICA.

JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS,

THE WHITE HOUSE.

Lee: GORDON, WHAT IS

YOUR PREDICTION?

DO YOU THINK WE'LL GET AN

AGREEMENT OR SOME SORT OF

AGREEMENT THAT WILL KICK THE

CAN DOWN THE ROAD A BIT?

Gordon: MY PREDICTION

IS WE'LL END UP WITH

SOMETHING THAT KICKS THE CAN

FARTHER DOWN THE ROAD.

THE REAL THING HERE -- AND

NEITHER PARTY IS BEING

REALISTIC ABOUT THEIR

PLANS.

IF ALL OF THE PRESIDENT'S

TAX INCREASES ARE PASSED, IT

STILL DOES NOT SOLVE THE

DEFICIT.

AND I'M NOT HEARING THAT

FROM EITHER SIDE.

YOU CAN PASS THEM ALL.

IT DOESN'T SOLVE THE

DEFICIT.

DEFICIT.

ON THE OTHER SIDE, ON THE

REPUBLICAN SIDE, UNLESS YOU

HAVE NEW REVENUE, YOU DON'T

SOLVE THE PROBLEM EITHER.

BECAUSE THEN THE CUTS BECOME

TOO DRACONIAN, AND THAT

WOULD LEAD US INTO

DEPRESSION AS WELL.

BANK OF AMERICA SAID IT, YOU

CAN COMPLETELY ELIMINATE ALL

DISCRETIONARY SPENDING AT

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

LEVEL, AND YOU STILL HAVE

NOT SOLVED THE DEFICIT

PROBLEM.

WHY?

BECAUSE MEDICARE, MEDICAID,

SOCIAL SECURITY ARE RAMPING

UP AS THE BABY-BOOMERS ALL

RETIRE, AND THERE IS NOT

ENOUGH REVENUE IN EITHER ONE

OF THOSE PROGRAMS TO COVER

IT, SO IT IS GOING TO HAVE

TO COME OUT OF THE U.S.

GOVERNMENT'S GENERAL TAX

REVENUE.

THAT'S THE UNTOLD STORY.

SO UNTIL YOU START REFORMING

THESE PROGRAMS, INCREASING

AGE LIMITS AND ELIGIBILITY,

THEN YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO

SOLVE THIS.

AND AT WHAT POINT IN TIME DO

WE LITERALLY RUN OUT OF

BORROWING POWER.

IF $16 TRILLION ISN'T

ENOUGH, WILL $20 TRILLION BE

ENOUGH.

AND WE HIT THAT LEVEL SOON.

2016, IT WILL BE THAT HIGH.

AT WHAT POINT DOES ALL OF IT

CRASH DOWN AMONG US.

BUT NEITHER SIDE IN THE

CURRENT DEBATE -- NEITHER

SIDE IS REALLY DEALING WITH

THE ISSUE.

TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, WE'LL

TAKE YOU TO THE SCENE OF A

TERRORIST ATTACK THAT IS ALL

TOO REAL, ONLY IT ISN'T.

SEE WHERE EMERGENCY WORKERS

TRAIN FOR DISASTERS WHEN WE

COME BACK.

PLUS, WE'VE GOT A QUESTION

FOR YOU: DO YOU KNOW WHERE

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS TREE

CAME FROM?

STAY TUNED, WE'VE GOT THE

ANSWER.

THAT'S STILL AHEAD.

Gordon: WHEN DISASTER

STRIKES, FIRST RESPONDERS

HAVE TO BE ON THE SCENE

QUICKLY, AND THEY HAVE TO

WORK AS A TEAM.

THEY ALSO HAVE TO PRACTICE

SO THEY CAN BE PREPARED.

WELL, CHUCK HOLTON TAKES US

UNDERGROUND TO SHOW US HOW

THEY TRAIN FOR EMERGENCIES.

A TERRORIST EVENT IN A

CROWDED SUBWAY.

DEAD AND WOUNDED LITTER THE

STATION WHILE RESCUERS RUSH

IN TO HELP.

FORTUNATELY, THIS IS ONLY AN

EXERCISE.

BUT FOR THE TRAINERS IN THIS

SCENARIO, IT DOESN'T FEEL

THAT WAY.

FIRST RESPONDERS FROM AROUND

THE NATION TRAVEL HERE TO

THE MOUNTAINS OF WEST

VIRGINIA TO GO UNDERGROUND.

WE WILL TAKE A UNIT FROM

THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY,

SUPPORT TEAMS, CIVILIAN

FIRST RESPONDERS, AND WE

WILL TAILER EXERCISES TO

WHAT THEIR COMMANDERS NEED.

WHETHER IT BE A DRUG

LABORATORY, A COLLAPSED

PARKING STRUCTURE, A MOCK

HOSTAGE RESCUE, TO ACTUAL

EXTRACTION FROM STRUCTURES

OUTSIDE AS WELL.

Reporter: A TUNNEL THAT

WAS ONCE PART OF THE STATE

TURNPIKE NOW SERVES A NEW

PURPOSE.

TAKING DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL.

WE CAN MAKE IT MORNING OR

MIDNIGHT.

WE CAN HAVE FLAME BARS IN

HERE.

WE CAN HAVE SMOKE.

AND THE ECHO WITHIN THE

TUNNEL ADDS TO THE REALISM

BECAUSE YOU'LL HAVE JACK

HAMMERS AND SUGGEST AND

PEOPLE CRYING FOR HELP.

I DID NOT GO PAST THE BOX

TO SEE IF THERE IS AN

OPERATOR.

Reporter: TODAY'S

EXERCISE, A SIMULATED TERROR

ATTACK ON A SUBWAY TRAIN.

LOCAL WEST VIRGINIANS SERVE

AS VICTIMS.

AND THE TRAINING CAME ALL

THE WAY FROM PORTLAND,

OREGON.

A RESPONSE LIKE THIS IS

VERY RARE.

THAT'S WHY THEY TRAVEL FROM

PORTLAND TO WEST VIRGINIA TO

DO IT.

WE TRAIN ROUTINELY, BUT YOU

DO NOT GET A TUNNEL

ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH YOU CAN

PUT A RAIL CAR AND SMOKE AND

VICTIMS AND CONTROL THE

ENVIRONMENT.

OUR JOB WAS TO COME IN

AND DO A SWEEP OF THE SCENE

AND LOCATE DEVICES AND

RENDER THEM SAFE OR

DETERMINE IF WE CAN WORK

AROUND THEM.

[YELLING]

WHAT WE'RE DOING IS

TRYING TO GET THOSE FOLKS

OUT OF HARM'S WAY WHILE OUR

E.O.D. GUY RENDERS THEM

SAFE.

Reporter: A MAJOR CAR

PILEUP INSIDE A TUNNEL LIKE

THIS WOULD BE A NIGHTMARE

SCENARIO THAT WOULD SEE

VARIOUS DIFFERENT AGENCIES

ALL CONVERGING ON THE

SCENE.

IF THEY NEVER WORKED

TOGETHER BEFORE, THEY MIGHT

NOT BE ABLE TO WORK AS

EFFECTIVELY.

THAT'S WHY THE TRAINING IS

SO IMPORTANT.

THESE ARE THE GUYS THAT

ARE GOING TO RESPOND.

THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE

GOING TO SHOW UP AFTER THE

FIRST RESPONDERS ARE THERE,

AND THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO

ARE GOING TO SHOW UP.

THESE ARE THE GUYS THAT ARE

THE HEAVY LIFTERS.

THEY BRING THE PERSONNEL

NEEDED TO DO A VERY LARGE

EVENT.

Reporter: EMERGENCY

WORKERS COME FROM FAR AND

WIDE BECAUSE THIS LEVEL OF

REALISM ISN'T AVAILABLE

ANYWHERE ELSE.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN

A LONG TIME WE HAVE LIVE

ACTORS.

I THINK THE LIVE ACTORS

PROVIDE A SENSE OF REALISM

AND URGENCY.

WE HOPE WE NEVER HAVE TO

USE THIS, BUT THE MORE

PREPARED WE ARE, THE BETTER

WE ARE IN CASE SOMETHING

HAPPENS.

Reporter: THE MILITARY

GETS TO USE THE TUNNEL AS

WELL.

HERE THE UNITED STATES

MARINES CONDUCT CHEMICAL AND

BIOLOGICAL TRAINING IN A

SIMULATED DRUG LAB.

SPECIAL OPERATIONS ALSO

COME FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY

TO TRAIN IN THIS SPECIALLY

CONSTRUCTED CAVE COMPLEX,

WHICH IS BUILT TO LOOK JUST

LIKE THE ONES IN

AFGHANISTAN.

IT DOESN'T GET MUCH MORE

REALISTIC THAN THIS.

IN THE MOUNTAINS OUTSIDE

CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA,

I'M CHUCK HOLTON FOR CBN

NEWS.

Gordon: THANK GOD FOR

ALL OF THE FIRST RESPONDERS,

THE FIRE DEPARTMENTS, THE

POLICE DEPARTMENTS, THE

EMERGENCY MEDICAL, THE

MARINES, ARMY, AIR FORCE,

NAVY -- THANK GOD FOR ALL OF

THEM BECAUSE THEY LITERALLY

PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE

TO HELP PEOPLE, AND TO HELP

PEOPLE IN NEED.

AND TO HEAR THAT THEY'RE

DOING THIS KIND OF REALISTIC

TRAINING IN PREPARATION FOR

WHATEVER DISASTERS MAY COME

OUR WAY IS REALLY GOOD

NEWS.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT,

HE IS TURNING UP THE HEAT IN

THE KITCHEN.

AWARD-WINNING CHEF FATHER

LEO SHARES HIS RECIPES FOR

SPICING UP MARRIED LIFE.

WE'VE GOT THAT FOR YOU RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Lee: STILL AHEAD...A

WOMAN CALLS HER BOYFRIEND.

I WAS REALLY IN LOVE WITH

THIS MAN.

Lee: AND HIS MOTHER

ANSWERS THE PHONE.

AND SHE SAYS, HE HAS GONE

ON HIS HONEYMOON.

HE GOT MARRIED.

Lee: HELL HATH NO FURY,

COMING UP.

I LOST IT.

Gordon: YOU MAY ASK

YOURSELF, WHAT DOES A

CATHOLIC PRIEST KNOW ABOUT

BEING MARRIED?

PLENTY IF THAT PRIEST IS A

TV SHOW HOST AND AN

AWARD-WINNING COOK.

FATHER LEO PATALIO.

Reporter: ON

SEPTEMBER 9, 2009, TV

AUDIENCES WATCHED A SIZZLING

STEAK FAJITA SHOWDOWN, WITH

FATHER LEO TASTING THE

VICTORY.

HE IS A POPULAR SPEAKER,

CHEF, AND HOST OF THE

WEB-BASED SHOW, "GRACE

BEFORE MEALS."

HE IS SPICING UP MARRIED

LIFE BY HELPING COUPLES

SPICE THINGS UP IN THE

KITCHEN AND IN THEIR

RELATIONSHIPS.

>

Gordon: PLEASE WELCOME

BACK FATHER LEO.

IT IS WONDERFUL TO HAVE

YOU.

IT IS A PLEASURE TO BE

BACK.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Gordon: YOUR COOKBOOK

IS CALLED "SPICING UP YOUR

MARRIED LIFE."

THAT'S RIGHT.

Gordon: WHY IS IT SO

IMPORTANT FOR COUPLES TO

COOK TOGETHER.

IT TRIES TO STRENGTHEN

FAMILIES AROUND THE DINNER

TABLE.

AND IT WAS REALLY IN PRAYER,

AND ESPECIALLY AFTER TALKING

WITH FAMILIES AND COUPLES IN

MARRIAGE COUNSELLING, AND

THEY SAID MY FAMILY IS

TOGETHER, AND I SAID HOW

MUCH DO YOU AS HUSBAND AND

WIFE TOGETHER.

BECAUSE THEY'RE THE FIRST

LINK.

I WANT TO PROVIDE NOT AN

ANNIVERSARY, BUT A MONTHIVERSARY.

THINK ABOUT THE MOMENT YOU

JUST FIRST MET?

CAN YOU HAVE A DINNER DATE

AND CELEBRATE THE ONE YOU

LOVE.

Gordon: HOW ABOUT TOO

MANY COOKS IN THE KITCHEN,

IS IT A RECIPE FOR

ARGUMENTS?

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL THING

BECAUSE "GRACE BEFORE

MEALS," IS NOT SIMPLY A

FIVE-SECOND PRAYER BEFORE

YOU EAT.

IT IS AN ACTION OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT THAT BRING THE

PRESENCE OF GOD.

SO EVEN IF YOU WANT TO

ARGUE, THIS GIVES WIVES AND

HUSBANDS A CHANCE TO

PRACTICE THE VIRTUE OF

PATIENCE, TO LEARN HOW TO

COLLABORATE AS THE BODY OF

CHRIST.

THE HAND CAN'T KNOW WHAT THE

FOOT IS NOT DOING.

SO YOU'VE GOT TO WORK

TOGETHER.

THIS GIVES YOU A CHANCE TO

SPEND TIME TOGETHER.

EVEN IF YOU SAY GET OUT OF

THE KITCHEN, AT LEAST YOU

CAN BE THERE WHEN HE HELPS

CLEAN THE DISHES.

Gordon: AND THEN YOU

CAN REMIND EACH OTHER, LOVE

IS PATIENT, LOVE IS KIND --

AND THAT CAME FROM

ST. PAUL, WHO WASN'T MARRIED

HIMSELF.

SO EVEN THOUGH I AM NOT

WEDDED TO A PHYSICAL PERSON,

I'VE COMMITTED MY LIFE TO

THE SERVICE OF GOD'S

PEOPLE.

THAT'S WHY DOING THE

MARRIAGE PREPARATION AND

WRITING THIS BOOK HAS BEEN

AN ACT OF INSPIRATION FROM

GOD.

Gordon: IT'S A COMMON

QUESTION, WHAT DO PRIESTS

KNOW ABOUT MARRIAGE BECAUSE

YOU HAVE A VOW OF CHASTITY

AND YOU'VE DEDICATED YOUR

LIFE TO THAT.

BUT, ACTUALLY, YOU KNOW A

GREAT DEAL --

ESPECIALLY ON THE OTHER

SIDE OF IT.

Gordon: -- BECAUSE

YOU'VE SEEN THE CONFLICT.

UH-HUH.

AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS

CLIMATE WHEN MARRIAGE IS

UNDER DEBATE AND SUSPICION,

WHAT WE'VE GOT TO DO IS

CONCENTRATE ON AN

INSTITUTION THAT HAS BEEN

AROUND THAT KEEPS SOCIETIES

GOING.

THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL

FIGHT.

THIS IS JUST AN

ENCOURAGEMENT FOR A GOOD

THING THAT GOD HAS

ESTABLISHED.

Gordon: IT IS NEEDED IN

TODAY'S AMERICAN CULTURE.

50% OF THE FAMILIES, A

SINGLE PARENT.

EXACTLY.

AND WE NEVER WANT TO MAKE

JUDGMENTS, BUT MORE

IMPORTANTLY TO LET PEOPLE

KNOW THIS BOOK HELPS PEOPLE

WHO ARE JUST DATING.

EVEN IF YOU'RE ENGAGED.

IF YOU'VE BEEN MARRIED 50

YEARS.

IF YOU'RE SINGLE AND YOU

JUST WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT

WHAT THE CHURCH AND AS A

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY, WHAT DO

WE TEACH ABOUT MARRIAGE.

THIS IS HELPFUL BECAUSE YOU

CAN TALK WITH YOUR CHILDREN

ABOUT IT.

HERE IS WHAT I THINK WE DID

WRONG.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE NOT

TOGETHER.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS

WE DID RIGHT.

THAT'S WHY WE ARE TOGETHER.

Gordon: OKAY.

WHAT ARE WE COOKING?

A LOT.

Gordon: THAT'S A MEAL

FOR ME.

THERE ARE 12 CHAPTERS,

ONE FOR EACH MONTH.

THIS IS A INFUSION OF

FLAVORS.

WE'VE GOT A FRENCH TECHNIQUE

WITH A PAN-SEARED CHICKEN

WITH ROSEMARY, AND ASIAN

FRIED RICE, AND PARMESAN

CHEESE WITH FRIED RICE.

AND THAT GOES TOGETHER.

Gordon: THAT IS VERY

ITALIAN.

AND THAT'S WHERE YOU LEARNED

HOW TO COOK?

EXACTLY.

I STUDIED AT THE CORD BLUE.

I WANTED TO THROW IN

SOMETHING AMERICAN LIKE

BASICALLY A POTATO SALAD,

BUT ADDING A LITTLE BIT OF

PAPRIKA IN IT TO MAKE IT

POP.

Gordon: AND THERE ARE

TERIYAKI FLAVORS IN THAT

MEAT?

THERE ARE.

YOU NEED ONE FILET MIGNON

STEAK, AND YOU SHARE IT

BETWEEN TWO.

THESE RECIPES ARE INTENDED

FOR TWO PEOPLE ONLY.

I MAKE A LITTLE EXTRA FOR

DESSERT.

Gordon: SO THE KIDS GET

PEEMENPIZZA AND GO

SOMEWHERE ELSE?

THEY DO THE DISHES.

AND CHILDREN NEED TO LEARN

MOM AND DAD, IF THEY WANT

THEIR MARRIAGE TOGETHER --

HOW ARE THEY GOING TO LEARN

IT.

I REMEMBER A CARDINAL TALKED

ABOUT AFTER HIS DAD CAME

HOME FROM WORK, HIS MOM AND

DAD KICKED THE KIDS OUT OF

THE KITCHEN AND THEY HAD A

HALF HOUR TO SPEND JUST

TOGETHER.

AND I THINK MY MOM AND DAD

DID THAT.

I KNOW FAMILIES ARE NOT

PERFECT, BUT THEY CAN BE

FAITHFUL.

AND THE LAST THING WE'RE

GOING TO DO, OBVIOUSLY

ENDING WITH DESSERT -- AND I

KNOW YOU LOVE TO COOK.

YOU'RE AN ACCOMPLISHED

CHEF.

WE'RE GOING TO START WITH

THE HASH THAT WILL SERVE AS

THE BED FOR THIS GLAZED

SALMON.

YOU CAN TAKE THAT SIDE, AND

THE OTHER SPOUSE CAN TAKE

THIS SIDE OF THE KITCHEN,

AND I'M GOING TO MAKE A

GLAZE.

AND AS THIS CONTINUES TO

SAUTES DOWN, AND WHEN YOU

START TO HEAR THE SIZZLE,

ADD THE UNIONS AND THE

CARROTS, AND BECAUSE THE

MUSHROOMS TAKE NOTHING.

AND YOU CAN SPICE IT UP WITH

SOME BLACK PEPPER AND SOME

SALT, AND GLAZE IT WITH SOME

RED WINE VINEGAR, AND MAYBE

A LITTLE BIT OF THIS OYSTER

SAUCE.

Gordon: WONDERFUL.

BECAUSE I KNOW YOU ENJOY

ASIAN CUISINE.

I'M GOING TO MAKE THE GLAZE

ON THE SALMON.

AS THAT SIZZLES, IF YOU WANT

TO PUT IN A FEW UNIONS.

AND I'M GOING TO MAKE THE

GLAZE.

COOKING TOGETHER IS JUST ONE

OF THOSE ACTIVITIES THAT YOU

CAN DO IT ALONE, BUT YOU

SHOULD NEVER EAT ALONE.

CAN YOU IMAGINE -- THAT'S

PERFECT.

CAN YOU IMAGINE IF YOU WERE

ALONE FOR THANKSGIVING, EVEN

IF YOU HAD THE FIRST PERFECT

TURKEY, IF YOU ATE IT ALONE

YOU WOUL, THAT WOULD BE

SAD.

Gordon: AND I KNOW FROM

HAVING THE FLU AT

THANKSGIVING, I JUST SAID,

I'LL BE ALONE.

BUT YOU KNEW THEY WERE

THERE.

Gordon: I KNEW THEY

WERE THERE AND THEY BROUGHT

ME A NICE PLATE OF TURKEY.

LET'S STEP ASIDE BECAUSE

THIS IS A LITTLE BIT OF

BOURBON AND THE FUMES ARE

HERE.

WE WANT TO COOK OUT THE

HARSHNESS OF THE ALCOHOL.

AS SOON AS THIS WARMS UP,

WE'LL PROBABLY SEE IT

FLAMBÉ.

THERE ARE SUBSTITUTES FOR

ANYONE WHO HAS ISSUES IN

TERMS OF USING THE ALCOHOL.

BUT THIS HAS A NICE FLAVOR.

Gordon: THIS IS NOT A

BAPTIST DISH.

AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY, IF

YOU ARE USING IT, IT GIVES

US A CHANCE TO TALK ABOUT

UNFORTUNATELY HOW AN ABUSE

OF SOMETHING CAN LEAD TO

STRUGGLE.

ADDING NOW A LITTLE BIT OF

HONEY TO IT.

AND THEN WE ADDED THE ZEST

OF THE ORANGE.

NOW LET'S ADD LITTL A

LITTLE OF THE JUICE SO

NOTHING GOES TO USE.

AND THIS IS LOOKING GREAT.

Gordon: YOU ARE A PRO.

IF YOU WANT TO ADD THE

SHERRY AND A LITTLE OF THE

OYSTER SAUCE AND SEASON WITH

SALT AND PEPPER, AS I CREATE

A GLAZE WITH THIS.

Gordon: HOW DO YOU KEEP

THE HONEY FROM BURNING?

THE ALCOHOL HELPS WITH

THAT.

AS SOON AS I SEE IT STICKING

UP, TAKE IT OFF THE HEAT.

COMPLETELY TURN IT OFF.

THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE

AT THE VERY END.

AND AS A COOKING TECHNIQUE,

YOU'LL SEE THAT I'VE GOT IT

ON A RACK.

YOU KNOW WHAT?

I FORGOT TO SPICE IT UP,

WHICH IS THE NAME OF THE

BOOK, "SPICE UP MARRIED

LIFE."

Gordon: YOU ALWAYS HAVE

TO SALT, EVEN FISH?

I WOULD BECAUSE THESE ARE

THICK.

IT GIVES WHAT I WOULD CALL A

BALANCE TO THE BRINEY

SALTTINES SALTINESS OF IT

ALL.

THIS IS ENOUGH FOR MAYBE

SOME TACO SALADS NEXT DAY.

Gordon: FISH TACOS.

FISH TACOS.

YOU CAN SEE I'VE GOT IT ON A

BAKING PAN, WITH A LITTLE

BAKER'S RACK ON IT, OVEN

RACK, BECAUSE THAT WILL HELP

IT COOK PROPERLY.

Gordon: SO THE UNDER

SIDE DOESN'T GET MUSHY.

AND THESE ARE SKINLESS?

YOU CAN KEEP THE SKIN ON,

BUT THIS IS SKINLESS.

AND THIS GLAZE CAN BE USED

FOR SOMETHING ELSE -- NOT

ANYMORE BECAUSE I JUST

CONTAMINATED IT.

Gordon: YOU COULD USE

THAT FOR CHICKEN --

OH, YOU'RE THINKING

BEAUTIFUL FROM BECAUSE IT IS

ALMOST A FORM OF A LA

LARANGE.

AS SOON AS THIS IS DONE, IF

YOU WANT TO ADD SOME SUGAR,

THAT'S THE HASH LOOK THAT I

WANT, THE LIGHT GRILLING OF

THE POTATOES.

ONCE THIS GOES INTO THE

OVEN, AND AS SOON AS YOU SEE

IT START TO BROWN, WE'VE GOT

A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF IT.

Gordon: THIS IS WHAT IT

COMES OUT AND LOOKS LIKE,

AND THE GLAZE HAS JUST A

WONDERFULLY SHINY TOP.

LISTEN TO YOU, YOU SOUND

EXACTLY LIKE A JUDGE ON ONE

OF THOSE SHOWS.

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: IRON CHEF LEO.

AND WE DO EAT WITH OUR

EYES.

AND OFTENTIMES I WANT TO

TELL COUPLES, WHAT DOES A

CANDLELIGHT DO ON YOUR

TABLE?

IT BRINGS THE LIGHT OF

CHRIST, YOU PRAY AROUND IT,

AND YOU ADD A SENSE OF

ROMANCE TO YOUR MEAL.

WHY AFTER 50 YEARS DO YOU

HAVE TO LOSE THAT LOVE.

Gordon: YOU CAN HAVE A

SINGLE ROSE --

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A

HOME DECORATING SHOW TO

ACCOMPANY THE MEAL.

I ADDED SOME SAUTEED PEAS.

Gordon: IT LOOKS

BEAUTIFUL, AND I'M GOING TO

TASTE IT IN JUST A SECOND,

BUT WE'RE OUT OF TIME.

LEO'S BOOK IS CALLED,

"SPICING UP MARRIED LIFE."

AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO

KNOW MORE, WE HAVE A

WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW, SO

JUST LOG ON TO cbn.com AND

CLICK ON "IN THE GREEN

ROOM."

SO GO TO cbn.com, AND

WE'LL TELL YOU MORE.

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US.

MY PLEASURE.

BON APPETITE.

Terry: STILL AHEAD, DO

YOU STRUGGLE PUTTING UP YOUR

CHRISTMAS TREE?

JUST LISTEN TO THIS.

FOR 250 YEARS, CHRISTMAS

TREES WERE HUNG UP SIDE DOWN

FROM THE CEILING, UNTIL

MARTIN LUTHER PUT THEM ON

THE FLOOR.

Terry: PLUS, WATCH HOW

CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY FOR

THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN IN

LATIN-AMERICA.

Reporter: WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

A FEDERAL JUDGE IN

LOS ANGELES HAS DISMISSED A

CHRISTIAN GROUP'S LAWSUIT TO

FORCE SANTA MONICA TO ALLOW

NATIVITY SCENES IN A CITY

PARK.

LAST YEAR THE CITY BANNED

UNATTENDED PRIVATE DISPLAYS

IN THE PARK FOLLOWING A

BITTER DISPUTE.

ATHEISTS HAD WON 18 OF 21

SPACES THAT ARE AUCTIONED

OFF.

A IN AN NATIVITY SCENE WAS

ERECTED IN PALISADES PARK

FOR DECADES BEFORE THE

DISPUTE.

"OPERATION BLESSING" TREATED

VICTIMS OF HURRICANE SANDY

TO A FULL THANKSGIVING

FEAST.

O.B. TEAMED UP WITH FRIENDS

OF FIREFIGHTERS TO PROVIDE

TURKEY WITH ALL OF THE

TRIMMINGS TO FIRST

RESPONDERS AND THE RESIDENTS

OF BREEZY POINT NEW YORK.

MORE THAN A THOUSAND MEALS

WERE SERVED.

VOLUNTEERS FROM NEW YORK,

FLORIDA, EVEN AS FAR AWAY AS

ISRAEL, CHIPPED IN.

AND THEY HELPED RESIDENTS

WITH THEIR FLOODED HOMES SO

THE RECOVERY PROCESS COULD

BEGIN.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FIND

OUT MORE ABOUT WHAT

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

DOING AROUND THE WORLD, GO

TO THEIR WEBSITE AT

OB.ORG.

WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE OF

"THE 700 CLUB" AFTER THIS.

Gordon: A TEEN RUNS

AWAY ON CHRISTMAS EVE.

I WAS PART OF A CHURCH

PLAY, BUT NOBODY KNEW I

SECRETLY ARRANGED WITH SOME

FRIENDS TO BE WAITING IN A

CAR SO I COULD WALK OFF THE

STAGE AND LEAVE.

Gordon: FIND OUT WHAT

BROUGHT HIM BACK, NEXT WEEK

ON "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

Terry: WELL, WHETHER

THEY'RE REAL OR ARTIFICIAL,

AS GRAND AS THE ONE IN

ROCKEFELLER CENTER, OR AS

PUNEY AS CHARLIE BROWN'S,

THE CHRISTMAS TREE IS ONE OF

THE MOST RECOGNIZABLE

SYMBOLS OF THE HOLIDAY.

BUT WHERE DID IT COME FROM.

THAT'S WHAT WE ASKED AUTHOR

ACE COLLINS.

SO A LOT OF FAMILIES,

INCLUDING MY OWN, CHRISTMAS

REALLY STARTS WHEN YOU COME

OUT TO A LOT LIKE THIS ONE

AND YOU BUY A FRESH-CUT

TREE.

AT WHAT POINT IN HISTORY

DID SOMEONE SAY, YOU KNOW

THAT NICE 10-FOOT TREE OUT

IN THE WOODS, LET'S CUT IT

AND BRING IT INTO THE LIVING

ROOM.

LONG BEFORE THERE WERE

CHRISTIANS, VIKINGS SAID THE

CHRISTMAS TREES WERE

BEAUTIFUL, AND THEY BROUGHT

THEM IN FOR SUPERSTITIOUS

REASONS.

WHEN THEY TRANSFORMED THESE

PEOPLE INTO CHRISTIANS, THEY

TRANSFORMED THE SYMBOL OF

THE FREE AS WELL, INTO

SOMETHING THAT PROVIDED THEM

WITH THE SYMBOL OF

EVERLASTING LIFE, FAITH THAT

WOULD NEVER DIE.

I UNDERSTAND THE FIRST

CHRISTMAS TREES WERE

DECORATED WITH FRUIT AND

NUTS AND BERRIES --

WHATEVER THE LOCAL HAD

HAD.

AND THEN MARTIN LUTHER WAS

WALKING THROUGH THE WOODS

AND LOOKED UP THROUGH THE

PINE TREES AND SAW THE LIGHT

COMING THROUGH THE WOODS.

HE THOUGHT, THIS MUST HAVE

BEEN WHAT IT WAS LIKE ON THE

VERY FIRST CHRISTMAS.

HE TRIED TO GIVE THAT

EXPERIENCE TO HIS CHILDREN

BY TYING A CANDLE ON TO THE

TREE AND LOOK AT THE

CANDLELIGHT COMING THROUGH.

WHEN THEY DID, HE EXPLAINED

TO THEM THAT LIGHT THAT CAME

THROUGH 2,000 YEARS AGO

REPRESENTED CHRIST.

ARE THERE OTHER SYMBOLS

ASSOCIATED WITH THE

CHRISTMAS TREE?

LONG BEFORE THE CHRISTMAS

TREE, IT WAS A TRACK.

THEY USED IT TO REPRESENT

THE TRINITY, THE FATHER, THE

SON, AND THE HOLY GHOST

BECAUSE THE CHRISTMAS TREE

IS SHAPED LIKE A TRIANGLE.

AND FOR 250 YEARS, CHRISTMAS

TREES WERE HUNG UP SIDE DOWN

FROM THE CEILING UNTIL

MARTIN LUTHER AND OTHERS PUT

THEM ON THE FLOOR.

Reporter: REALLY?

YES.

Reporter: AND A LOT OF

PEOPLE HAVE ARTIFICIAL

TREES.

I ALWAYS FIGURED ARTIFICIAL

TREES CAME ABOUT IN THE

1940s OR '50s, BUT

THEY'RE ACTUALLY A LOT

OLDER?

AFTER THE CIVIL WAR,

AMERICANS STARTED CUTTING

DOWN TREES AND PUTTING THEM

IN HOUSES, AND PEOPLE IN

CITIES WERE CONVINCED THAT

ALL OF THE PINE TREES IN THE

UNITED STATES WOULD BE CUT

DOWN.

BY 1880, YOU COULD BUY A

FEATHER TREE THAT WAS PURPLE

OR PINK OR RED.

Reporter: AND

OBVIOUSLY, WE HAVEN'T RUN

OUT OF TREES.

AND CHRISTMAS TREE FARMS

REPRESENT THE BEST OF THE

HOLIDAY TRADITION IF WE

REMEMBER THE CHRISTIAN ROOTS

OF THE TREE ITSELF.

Terry: I THINK IT IS

FASCINATING TO FIND OUT THE

HISTORY ABOUT THESE THINGS.

ACE COLIN'S BACK IS CALLED

"STORIES BEHIND THE

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS."

Gordon: AND THOUSANDS

OF CHILDREN IN

LATIN-AMERICAN GOT AN EARLY

CHRISTMAS GIFT COURTESY OF

"SUPERBOOK."

Reporter: "SUPERBOOK"

IS GAINING MOMENTUM IN

LATIN-AMERICA.

OVER 1,000 CHILDREN GATHERED

IN PERU TO WATCH

"SUPERBOOK'S" FIRST

CHRISTMAS.

THE BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT

IS THE BIRTH OF JESUS, THE

GIFT OF SALVATION.

Reporter: "LET MY

PEOPLE GO," PREMIERED IN

MEXICO.

AND 7,000 CHILDREN AND THEIR

PARENTS IN ECUADOR LEARNED

THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSONS

IN LIFE.

I LIKE WHEN HE GIVES AWAY

HIS TICKET TO THE KIDS WHO

HAVE NOTHING.

I LEARNED PEOPLE MUST

SHARE.

WE HAVE TO HAVE LOVE AND

COMPASSION FOR OTHERS.

KIDS OF ALL AGES CAN

LEARN SO MUCH FROM THIS.

I HOPE THEY APPLY WHAT THEY

SAW.

Reporter: AFTER THE

SHOW, CBN'S HOST LED

THOUSANDS IN A PRAYER OF

SALVATION.

I LIKE WHEN CHRIS LEARNS

HE DOESN'T NEED LOTS OF TOYS

TO BE HAPPY, BUT WHAT HE

NEEDS IS SALVATION, THE

GREATEST GIFT ON EARTH.

Gordon: THE GREATEST

GIFT ON EARTH.

IMAGINE BEING ABLE TO TAKE

THE STORIES OF THE BIBLE TO

THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD?

THAT'S OUR GOAL.

OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, WE

WANT TO SEE 300 MILLION

CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD

SEE THE STORIES OF THE BIBLE

THROUGH "SUPERBOOK."

WE'VE GOT 38 LANGUAGES RIGHT

NOW IN PRODUCTION.

WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO

THAT BEING RELEASED I THINK

AS EARLY AS MARCH 2013.

AND THEN ALL THE WAY THROUGH

THE SUMMER.

THOSE 38 LANGUAGES WILL ALL

BE RELEASED, AND WE'LL BE

BROADCASTING AROUND THE

WORLD THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLE.

NOW, WHAT ARE WE ASKING FOR

YOU?

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO HELP,

AND HELP WITH THE PRODUCTION

COSTS OF THE SERIES.

WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD NOT

JUST TO SEASON ONE, BUT

SEASON TWO, SEASON THREE,

SEASON FOUR, SO WE CAN HAVE

A CONTINUOUS BROADCAST OF

THE STORIES OF THE BIBLE

AROUND THE WORLD.

WHAT WE'RE ASKING YOU FOR IS

A GIFT OF $25.

THAT WILL GO DIRECTLY INTO

THE PRODUCTION COSTS OF THE

"SUPERBOOK" SERIES, THE

TRANSLATION COSTS, THE

DISTRIBUTION COSTS, ALL OF

THAT MADE POSSIBLE WHEN YOU

GIVE.

AND AS OUR GIFT TO YOU,

WE'LL SEND YOU THE LATEST

EPISODE, WHICH IS "THE LAST

SUPPER."

IF YOU'D LIKE THAT, JUST

CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

AND WE'VE GOT SOMETHING

SPECIAL FOR CHRISTMAS.

IF YOU JOIN THE "SUPERBOOK"

D.V.D. CLUB.

NOW, THE "SUPERBOOK" D.V.D.

CLUB MEANS THAT YOU'LL GET,

AUTOMATICALLY, EVERY FOUR TO

SIX WEEKS, THE LATEST

EPISODE AS THEY'RE

RELEASED.

SEASON TWO, SEASON THREE, AS

THEY'RE BEING RELEASED,

YOU'LL BE FIRST IN LINE.

YOU'LL GET ONE COPY OF THE

EPISODE, PLUS TWO OTHERS TO

SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND

FAMILIES, YOUR CHURCH,

SUNDAY SCHOOL.

WE WANT TO GET THESE STORIES

OUT ACROSS AMERICA.

BUT FOR THE SPECIAL

CHRISTMAS OFFER, WE'LL NOT

JUST GIVE YOU "THE LAST

SUPPER" PLUS TWO OTHERS,

WE'LL GIVE YOU "THE FIRST

CHRISTMAS," AND WE'LL GIVE

YOU THREE COPIES OF THAT SO

YOU'LL HAVE PLENTY OF

STOCKING STUFFERS FOR THE

PEOPLE IN YOUR FAMILY AND

YOU CAN SHARE IT WITH

NEIGHBORS.

WE WANT TO GET THESE STORIES

OUT.

YOU CAN GET SIX D.V.D.s IF

YOU JOIN THE "SUPERBOOK"

D.V.D. CLUB.

YOU NEED TO DO IT QUICKLY SO

WE CAN RUSH THESE OUT TO YOU

SO YOU CAN GET THEM BEFORE

CHRISTMAS.

DO IT NOW, 1-800-759-0700.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

IF YOU NEED TO GET CAUGHT

UP -- THIS IS OUR EIGHTH

EPISODE.

IF YOU NEED TO GET CAUGHT UP

AND GET THE PAST EPISODES,

YOU CAN DO IT ON CBN.COM.

TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, A

SINGLE WOMAN LOOKING FOR

LOVE IN ALL OF THE WRONG

PLACES.

SHE FINDS IT.

STAY TUNED FOR HER STORY

WHEN WE COME BACK.

Terry: LINDA CARTER WAS

CAUGHT IN A REVOLVING DOOR

OF RELATIONSHIPS.

ONE AFTER ANOTHER.

WITH BOTH MEN AND WOMEN.

PEOPLE CONTINUALLY

DISAPPOINTED AND HURT HER,

BEGINNING WITH HER VERY OWN

DAD.

Reporter: LINDA CARTER

GREW UP IN A HOME WITH

SEVERAL BROTHERS AND

SISTERS, BUT EVEN WHEN SHE

WAS YOUNG, SHE KNEW THAT

THEIR DAD WAS NOT HER

BIOLOGICAL FATHER.

IT WAS SOMEWHAT PAINFUL.

IT MADE ME FEEL A LITTLE SAD

BECAUSE IT WAS THEIR FATHER

AND NOT MINE.

Reporter: LINDA LONGED

FROM ATTENTION FROM HER

BIOLOGICAL DAD, BUT HE

RARELY CAME TO SEE HER.

IT MIGHT BE YEARS BEFORE

I WOULD SEE HIM.

IT WAS ALWAYS, WHEN AM I

GOING TO SEE HIM?

WILL I EVER SEE HIM?

THOSE QUESTIONS ALWAYS WAS

IN MY HEART.

Reporter: SO LINDA

TURNED TO OTHER GIRLS AT

SCHOOL FOR ACCEPTANCE AND

DISCOVERED SHE WAS ATTRACTED

TO THEM.

LINDA GREW UP IN CHURCH AND

KNEW HOMOSEXUALITY WAS

WRONG, BUT HER DESIRES

OVERWHELMED HER REASON.

IT WAS THE LONG HAIR, THE

CUTE SHAPE.

Reporter: WHEN LINDA

WAS 18, A FRIEND INVITED HER

TO A GAY BAR.

I WANTED TO SEE WHAT WAS

ALL THIS I HAD BEEN

STRUGGLING WITH FOR YEARS.

THIS IS SOMETHING I REALLY,

REALLY WANTED TO GO INTO.

AND SO WE WENT THERE FRIDAY

NIGHT TO A CLUB, AND IT WAS

JUST LIKE WOW.

IT WAS LIKE I WAS OPENED TO

ANOTHER WORLD OF PEOPLE.

WOMEN DANCING WITH WOMEN,

AND MEN DANCING WITH MEN.

I HAD NEVER SEEN THIS

BEFORE.

SO YOU'RE JUST FEELING SO

LOVED.

YEAH, I FINALLY MADE IT.

THIS IS WHAT I'VE BEEN

SEEING IN MY HEAD.

NOW I FINALLY GET TO WALK IN

TO IT.

Reporter: LINDA WAS

MESMERIZED BY THE GAY

LIFESTYLE AND THE PARTYING

THAT WENT ALONG WITH IT.

YOU KNOW, THERE IS A PART

OF YOU DEEP DOWN THAT KNOWS

THAT IT IS WRONG.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO GET OUT

OF IT.

Reporter: THEN SHE

FINALLY MELT MET A MAN SHE

LIKED.

THE RELATIONSHIP WAS GOING

WELL UNTIL HE STARTED

BEATING HER.

LINDA QUICKLY RETURNED TO

THE ARMS OF OTHER WOMEN.

YOU ALWAYS THINK, A MAN

HURT ME, SO I'M GOING TO

CLING TO A FEMALE.

THEY WON'T HURT ME.

Reporter: LINDA HAD

MULTIPLE LESBIAN

RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN

COLLEGE AND HER EARLY

CAREER.

IT IS LIKE A CYCLE.

IT KEEPS REVOLVING, THE SAME

THING, PRETTY MUCH, JUST

DIFFERENT NAMES.

Reporter: AND THEN

LINDA MET ANOTHER MAN,

DIFFERENT FROM ANYONE SHE

HAD EVER MET BEFORE.

THIS TIME SHE WAS SURE IT

WAS THE REAL DEAL.

HE TOOK ME OUT AND

TREATED ME LIKE THE PERFECT

LADY.

I WAS, LIKE, WOW!

I WAS REALLY IN LOVE WITH

THIS MAN.

HE TREATED ME LIKE

SOMEBODY.

HE WASN'T ROUGH WITH ME OR

MEAN TO ME.

NOT AT ALL.

HE WAS JUST VERY

COMPASSIONATE.

Reporter: WEDDING BELLS

RANG IN LINDA'S HEAD.

ONE PHONE CALL SILENCED THEM

AND SENT LINDA'S WORLD INTO

A TAIL SPIN.

I CALLED HIM AND HIS MOM

ANSWERED THE PHONE.

I NOTICED HER ATTITUDE HAD

JUST TURNED ON ME.

I TOLD HER, I NEED TO SPEAK

WITH HIM.

AND SHE SAID, WELL, HE HAS

GONE ON HIS HONEYMOON.

HE GOT MARRIED.

AND I LOST IT.

MY RESPONSE WAS, MEN,

THEY'RE JUST ALL THE SAME,

HURTFUL.

I HATED MEN.

I WANTED NOTHING MORE TO DO

WITH THEM.

Reporter: LINDA SANK

INTO A DEEP DEPRESSION.

SHE DRANK HEAVILY EVERY

DAY.

YOU HAVE THESE MEMORY

LAPSES, LIKE YOU REMEMBER IN

PARTS, BITS AND PIECES.

YOU HAVE THESE BLACKOUTS.

Reporter: ONE MORNING

LINDA WOKE UP AND COULD NOT

REMEMBER ONE DETAIL OF THE

NIGHT BEFORE.

AND I WAS LIKE, I AM SO

TIRED OF THIS.

I AM SO TIRED OF HAVING TO

WAKE UP WITH THESE

HANGOVERS, LAYING IN BED

TALKING TO MYSELF.

I'M SO TIRED OF WONDERING

HOW DID I GET HOME?

DID I HIT ANYBODY.

I'M SO TIRED OF THIS.

I DROPPED TO MY KNEES, AND

LIFTED UP MY HANDS TO JESUS

CHRIST.

TEARS FLOWING, REPENTING OF

MY SINS.

AND ASKED JESUS TO COME INTO

MY HEART.

OH, IT WAS JUST AWESOME.

IT WAS LIKE THE SHEDDING OF

THE OLD LIFE AND THE

EMBRACING THE NEWNESS, THE

FRESHNESS OF GOD.

AND IT WAS JUST LIKE A LOAD

LIFTED OFF.

Reporter: LINDA BEGAN

READING HER BIBLE EVERY DAY

AND STARTED GOING TO

CHURCH.

SHE SURRENDERED HERSELF WITH

CHRISTIAN FRIENDS THAT

SUPPORTED HER.

LINDA HAS SINCE WRITTEN A

BOOK ABOUT HER LIFE AND WHAT

JESUS CHRIST MEANS TO HER,

AND SHE MENTORS OTHER WOMEN

WHO HAVE LEFT THE GAY

LIFESTYLE AND ARE LIVING

THEIR LIVES FOR THE LORD.

I CAN THINK CLEARLY.

I HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST

NOW.

I KNOW WHO I AM.

I'M VERY CONFIDENT IN WHO I

AM.

I'M ENJOYING BEING A

FEMALE.

NO LONGER HAVING TO

STRUGGLE.

AND JUST ENJOYING THE

JOURNEY.

ENJOYING THE WALK.

ENJOYING LEARNING ABOUT THE

THINGS OF THE LORD.

AND JUST IN KNOWING WHO I

AM.

SO JUST FREEDOM.

FREEDOM.

FREEDOM IN CHRIST JESUS.

Terry: YOU'LL KNOW THE

TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH WILL

SET YOU FREE.

THAT'S WHAT JESUS SAID.

AND THE BIBLE ALSO SAYS --

JESUS SAID, "I AM THE WAY,

THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE."

LIFE IS A JOURNEY, ISN'T

IT?

IT'S ALL ABOUT FIGURING OUT

WHO WE ARE, WHY WE'RE HERE,

WHERE WE'RE GOING, WHAT'S

THE PLAN AND PURPOSE FOR ALL

OF THIS?

GOD'S WORD SAYS THAT YOU AND

I ARE FEARFULLY AND

WONDERFULLY MADE, THAT WE'RE

MADE IN THE IMAGE AND THE

LIKENESS OF GOD.

WE ARE MADE TO HAVE

RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.

THAT'S WHY HE SET US, IN THE

BEGINNING, IN A GARDEN.

IN A GARDEN, WHERE WE WALKED

WITH HIM AND TALKED WITH

HIM.

THAT WAS THE PLAN.

AND THEN WE WENT OUR OWN

WAY, TO MEET OUR NEEDS, TO

FILL OUR DESIRES, AND THAT'S

KIND OF WHERE WE'RE AT

TODAY, ISN'T IT?

EVERY ONE OF US GOING OUR

OWN WAY, TRYING TO BE LOVED,

TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO WE

ARE.

TRYING TO MAKE SOME SENSE

OUT OF IT ALL.

ONE OF THE THINGS I LOVE

ABOUT LINDA'S STORY IS THAT

SHE FINALLY CAME TO THE END

OF HERSELF.

SHE JUST FELL DOWN ON HER

KNEES.

AND KNEW WHAT TO DO.

SHE CONFESSED HER SIN.

SHE CONFESSED THAT SHE HAD

BEEN DOING IT ALL HER WAY.

SHE CAME TO THE END OF

HERSELF AND SAID, GOD, HELP

ME.

I NEED YOU.

AT THE END OF THE ROAD THAT

WE CHOOSE TO WALK DOWN FOR

OURSELVES, WHEN WE COME TO

THE END OF OURSELVES, WE'LL

FIND HIM WAITING THERE.

YOU SEE, THERE CAN'T BE TWO

MASTERS IN OUR LIVES.

WE CAN'T DO GOD TALK AND

MAKE IT ALL SOUND GOOD AND

SEEM LIKE WE'VE GOT OUR ACT

TOGETHER AND STILL BE IN

CHARGE OF IT ALL.

EITHER GOD IS THE LORD OF

OUR LIVES OR HE'S NOT.

SO TODAY I WOULD ASK YOU,

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR LOVE IN

ALL OF THE WRONG PLACES?

ARE YOU EMPTY AND SEARCHING

FOR PURPOSE AND MEANING?

MAYBE YOU'RE ANGRY,

FRUSTRATED, AND YOU HAVEN'T

BEEN ABLE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT

LIFE IS ABOUT FOR YOU.

CAN I TELL YOU THAT GOD IS

WAITING FOR YOU WITH ARMS

OUTSTRETCHED.

HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE.

THROUGH THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE

ABUSED YOU, THROUGH THE

DISAPPOINTMENTS THAT YOU'VE

SUFFERED, THROUGH THE THINGS

THAT YOU'VE PUT IN HIS PLACE

AND ELEVATED TO PLACES OF

MEANING AND AUTHORITY IN

YOUR LIFE -- HE'S WAITING

PATIENTLY FOR YOU TO COME TO

THE END OF YOURSELF AND SAY,

OH, GOD, I NEED YOU.

OH, GOD, I WANT YOU.

SEE GOD HAS ALREADY SAID

THAT TO US.

JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS

BECAUSE HE WOULD RATHER GIVE

EVERYTHING HE HAD THAN SPEND

ETERNITY WITHOUT US.

YOU ARE LOVED WITH AN

EVERLASTING LOVE.

IN HIM, YOU HAVE HEALING AND

WHOLENESS AND EVERYTHING YOU

NEED, TO FIND THAT PEACE AND

THAT SATISFACTION, AND THAT

SELF THAT YOU'RE LOOKING

FOR.

IT'S HIM.

IT'S NOT IN US.

AND IT'S NOT IN THE WORLD

AROUND US.

IT'S NOT IN ANOTHER PERSON.

IT'S IN THE ONE WHO CREATED

YOU TO BE IN RELATIONSHIP

WITH HIM.

HOW DO YOU DO THAT?

YOU JUST DO WHAT LINDA DID.

YOU FALL DOWN ON YOUR KNEES

AND YOU SAY, OH, GOD, I AM A

SINNER IN NEED OF A SAVIOR.

AND THEN TELL HIM WHAT

YOU'VE DONE WRONG.

HE KNOWS YOU'RE THE ONE WHO

NEEDS TO LIST IT.

LIST EVERY SINGLE THING

YOU'VE DONE AND SAY, GOD,

FORGIVE ME.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT GOD

REACHES DOWN AND PICKS US UP

OUT OF THE MUCK AND SETS US

DOWN AT THE FEET OF JESUS

CHRIST.

GOD'S LOVE IS

ALL-ENCOMPASSING.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT

YOU'VE DONE.

YOU CAN'T SIN TOO MUCH OR GO

TOO FAR AWAY FROM HIM TO

COME BACK HOME.

THE ARMS OF GOD ARE ALWAYS

OPEN TO YOU.

JESUS' LOVE IS ALWAYS OPEN

TO YOU.

HIS SACRIFICE IS WHAT COVERS

YOUR SIN.

YOUR JOB IS TO SAY YES TO

THE INVITATION, TO COME HOME

TO THE FATHER, HEART OF

GOD.

MEN AND WOMEN WILL ALWAYS

DISAPPOINT YOU.

THE WORLD WILL ALWAYS STICK

IT TO YOU, BUT GOD WILL

ALWAYS BE THERE FOR YOU.

IF YOU'D LIKE SOMEONE TO

PRAY WITH YOU TODAY, OUR

NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE,

1-800-759-0700.

JUST CALL AND SAY, I WANT TO

KNOW JESUS.

WILL YOU PRAY WITH ME.

YOU'D MAKE THE DAY OF THE

PERSON WHO ANSWERS THAT

PHONE.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM 1 JOHN 4: 9: "IN

THIS, THE LOVE OF GOD WAS

MAMANIFESTED TOWARD US, BUT

GOD HAS SENT HIS ONLY

BEGOTTEN SON INTO THE WORLD,

THAT WE MIGHT LIVE THROUGH

HIM."

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