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CBN NewsWatch: December 11, 2012

On CBN Newswatch, Dec. 11: Retired Dutch official facing child rape allegations; US could become world's Largest Exporter of Oil; Michigan lawmakers okay "right to work" bills; and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH," FIGHT

AGAINST SEX TRAFFICKING, WHY

SOME IN CONGRESS ARE CALLING ON

DUTCH GOVERNMENT TO TAKE ACTION.

PLUS ENERGY IN AMERICA, WILL

THE COUNTRY BECOME MORE

EFFICIENT OR INDEPENDENT?

TAKING YOU TO A CAPITAL WITH

LIKELY -- ALL OF THIS AND MORE

TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH." GOOD

EVENING EVERYONE I AM LEE WEB.

AND I AM WENDY GRIFFITH.

JUSTICE DENIED.

SOME ARE SAYING ABOUT THE CASE

OF A POWERFUL FORMER OFFICIAL IN

NETHERLANDS ACCUSED OF SEX

TRAFFICKING.

THE ALLEGED PERPETRATOR, JOHN

JESSUP HAS MORE

REPORTER: MUCH LIKE A

COURTROOM THESE WITNESSES

PRESENTED THEIR TESTIMONIES TO A

CAPITOL HILL AUDIENCE.

THE MAN THEY ACCUSED HAS YET TO

STAND TRIAL.

I WAS AFRAID TO SAY NO.

I WAS YOUNG AND INNOCENT.

THAT IS THE VOICE OF A GROWN

MAN DESCRIBING EMOTIONAL SCARS

FROM CHILDHOOD.

HE BARELY SURVIVED AN

ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT AGAINST

THE DUTCH SUPERELITE.

HE LEFT HIS FAMILY IN TURKEY TO

FIND WORK IN EUROPE.

INSTEAD OF A JOB HE FOUND

TROUBLE AND BLACK MALED INTO

WORKING AT AN AMSTERDAM BROTHEL

THAT IS WHERE HE MET THIS MAN.

SECOND TIME WE MET HE WANTED

ME TO GO WITH HIM TO HIS HOME.

HE CLAIMS HE WAS FORCED TO

HAVE SEX WITH DAMIK.

WE HIGH ELITE PEOPLE ABUSE

CHILDREN AND THEY ARE NOT

PROSECUTED, WHY DO YOU HAVE THE

LAWS?

THE DUTCH GOVERNMENT

ACKNOWLEDGED INVESTIGATING MANY

DATING BACK TO 1990S.

OFFICIAL FINDINGS, OUTCOME OF

THESE INVESTIGATIONS HAS BEEN

THAT THE RUMORS AND ALLEGATIONS

ARE UTTERLY BASE LESS.

A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE DUTCH

EMBASSY CRITICIZED THE FINDINGS.

THE NETHERLANDS TAKES

FIGHTING AGAINST SEX TRAFFICKING

SERIOUSLY.

THIS CONGRESSMAN BELIEVES

THAT STATEMENT CAN ONLY BE

BELIEVED BY TAKING ACTIONS.

THIS CASE HAS SPARKED AN

INTERNET CAMPAIGN TO RAISE

PUBLIC AWARENESS AGAINST GEORGE

DAMIK.

UNTIL NOW THE ADMINISTERS OF

JUSTICE ARE PROTECTING HIM.

VANEDER PLAUS CALLS FOR

JUSTICE AND WANTS IT TO SEE HOW

FAR IT CAN GO.

AS FOR HER CLIENT,

TRAFFICKING SURVIVOR MAKES ONE

REQUEST?

PLEASE HELP PROTECT MY

IDENTITY, I STILL FEAR FOR MY

LIFE.

JOHN JESSUP, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

HOSTILITY TOWARDS

CHRISTIANITY IS GETTING STRONGER

IN EUROPE.

STATE SANCTIONED MARGINALIZATION

IN EUROPE.

HUMAN RIGHTS ARE PITTED AGAINST

RELIGION AND FREEDOM OF RELIGION

IS ITSELF BEING MARGINALIZED AS

A RIGHT.

MARGINIZATION IS GROWING IN THE

U.S. WHERE CURRENT TRENDS

UNDERMINE THE FOUNDATIONAL

PREMISE GOD HAS GIVEN US FREE

WILL.

CHURCH OF ENGLAND AND WALES

WILL BE LEGAL -- HAS STRESSED

THERE BE A 100% GUARANTEE NO

CHURCH FORCED TO CONDUCT THEM.

CHURCH OF ENGLAND AND WALES WERE

BANNED BECAUSE THEY ARE AGAINST

IT.

OTHERS WILL HAVE AN OPT IN IN

THE FUTURE.

SUPREME COURT JUSTICE ANTONIN

SCALIA DEFENDED HIS LIBERAL

VIEWS DURING A SPEAKING

ENGAGEMENT ON WEDNESDAY.

ONE ASKED BANNING SODOMY.

HE SAID IF WE CAN'T HAVE MORAL

FEELING AGAINST HOMOSEXUALITY,

CAN WE HAVE IT AGAINST MURDER

AND OTHER THINGS?

INTERPRETING LAWS MEANS HEARING

TO THE WORDS AND THEIR MEANINGS

AT THE TIME THEY WERE WRITTEN.

IT COMES AFTER TWO CASES THAT

DEFEND TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE.

PRO-LIFE PHARMACIST WILL NOT

FACE PUNISHMENT FOR REFUSING TO

SELL ABORTION-INDUCING DRUGS.

A LOWER COURT FORCED THE SALE OF

MORNING AFTER PILL IN 2005.

COURT OF APPEALS STATED ILLINOIS

LAW PROHIBITS DISCRIMINATION IN

LICENSING.

TWO PHARMACIES ARGUED 2K3W069S

CAN'T FORCE COMPANIES OUT OF

BUSINESS BASED ON THEIR

RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

WHAT IF AMERICA BECAME AN

ENERGY EXPORTER?

DOES IT SOUND TOO GOOD TO BE

TRUE?

MIGHT JUST HAPPEN.

DALE HURD EXPLAINS

REPORTER: IT HAS BEEN A

WELCOME SITE FOR FOLKS IN THIS

ECONOMY, FALLING GASOLINE

PRICES.

BY CHRISTMAS WE SHOULD HAVE

$3.20 AND $3.40 PER GALLON.

IN SOME AREAS PRICES ARE AT

THE $3 MARK.

THESE HIGH PRICES COULD BE A BAD

MEMORY.

I AM THRILLED.

THE FACT THAT IT COSTS LESS

ESPECIALLY WITH CHRISTMAS COMING

UP.

WHAT IS CAUSING THE SUDDEN

DROP?

SOME REFINERY PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN

FIXED AND ALSO THE SIGN OF A BAD

ECONOMY WHEN THERE IS LOW DEMAND

FROM ENERGY FROM BUSINESS.

WHAT IF PRICES CAME DOWN AND

STAYED DOWN?

EXPERTS BELIEVE NORTH AMERICA

MAY BECOME A NET ENERGY EXPORTER

BY 2030 BECAUSE OF SURGE IN OIL

GAS PRODUCTION AND U.S. WILL

BECOME THE WORLD'S LARGEST

EXPORTER OF OIL SURPASSING SAUDI

ARABIA LIKELY TO BE A GIGANTIC

CHANGE WITH GO POLITICAL AND

ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES.

NEW TECHNOLOGIES LIKE FRAKING

FINDING NEW OIL RESERVES ACROSS

THE U.S.

THIS UNCONVENTIONALISM IS

HAVING A BIG IMPACT TON UNITED

STATES.

IT HAS CREATED 1.7 MILLION JOBS

IN THE LAST FEW YEARS.

CHEAPER ENERGY IS WHAT

AMERICA'S STRUGGLING ECONOMY

NEEDS.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

REPORTER: HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN

BOEHNER CALLED ON PRESIDENT

OBAMA TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT

DEALING WITH THE FISCAL CLIFF.

MR. OBAMA WANTS A TAX HIKE FOR

THE RICH AND BOEHNER WANTS

SPENDING CUTS.

BOEHNER SAID THE GOP HAS PUT A

BALANCED PLAN ON THE TABLE BUT

THE PRESIDENT HASN'T MADE A

PROPOSAL FOR CUTTING SPENDING.

BOEHNER: THE PRESIDENT

DOESN'T WANT CUTS OR REFORMS.

EVEN IF WE DID WHAT THE

PRESIDENT WANTS, WE WOULD SEE

RED INK FOR AS FAR AS THE EYE

CAN SEE.

IT IS MAKING IT WORSE AND

HURTING OUR ECONOMY.

FEDERAL RESERVE TAKING STEPS

TO SOFTEN THE BLOW FROM A

POTENTIAL FISCAL CLIFF IMPACT.

THEY ARE ANNOUNCING A BOND

BUYING PLAN IF CONGRESS CAN'T

REACH A DEAL.

BIPARTISAN GROUP IS SUGGESTING

DEFENSE CUT BACKS.

11 REPUBLICANS AND 11 DEMOCRATS

CALL FOR 550 BILLION DOLLARS IN

MILITARY CUTS OVER LONG TERM.

MICHIGAN'S RIGHT TO WORK

PASSES THE STATE HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES.

TWO BILLS PROHIBIT UNIONS FROM

REQUIRING WORKERS TO PAY LABOR

DUES.

LEGISLATION OPPOSED AND PASSED

IN A VOTE OF 58-51.

THOSE RALLIED AT THE STATE

CAPITAL.

WE ARE GETTING READY TO GET

THE UNION TAKEN AWAY FROM US.

WE DON'T LIKE IT.

THEY CAN STILL BELONG TO THE

UNION.

RICK SNYDER IS EXPECTED TO

SIGN THE LAW INTO ACTION.

THE FAMILY IS EXTENDING SIFRP

THINKS OVER THE NAVY SILL LOST,

DR. DILIP JOSEPH'S FAMILY IS

EXPRESSING GRATITUDE FOR

SOLDIERS HEROISM, 28-YEAR-OLD

NICHOLAS CZECH HAS BEEN A SEAL

FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS.

NINE PEOPLE INJURED IN TAHRIR

SQUARE.

OPPOSITION PARTY CALLED ON

SUPPORTERS TO MARCH ON THE

PRESIDENTIAL PALACE IN CAIRO.

THEY WANT PRESIDENT MORSI TO

CALL OFF THE REFERENDUM ON A

DRAFT CONSTITUTION.

THEY SAY THE CONSTITUTIONAL

COMMITTEE DRAFTS A DOCUMENT THAT

DOESN'T REPRESENT ALL EGYPTIANS.

SYRIAN GOVERNMENT SEEMS TO BE

BACKING AWAY FROM USING CHEMICAL

WEAPONS AGAINST REBEL FORCES.

LAST WEEK A REGIME OF PRESIDENT

BASHAR ASSAD HAD BEGUN PREPARING

SUCH WEAPONS TO USE IN THE

SYRIAN CIVIL WAR.

NOW DEFENSE SECRETARY LEON

PANETTA SAYS THEY HAVE SLOWED

THE PREPARATIONS.

COMING UP, HOW CBN DISASTER

RELIEF TEAMS ARE STEPPING UP IN

FLOOD DEVASTATED AREAS OF THE

PHILIPPINES.

THE NUMBER KILLED IN LAST

WEEK'S TYPHOON HAS CLIMBED TO

MORE THAN 700.

MORE THAN 900 STILL MISSING.

INJURY AND DISEASE ARE

THREATENING TO TAKE MORE LIVES.

CBN'S DISASTER RELIEF TEAM IS ON

THE SCENE SO IS OUR REPORTER,

LUCILLE TALUSAN

REPORTER: ROADS BLOCKED BY

MUD SLIDES AND BRIDGES DESTROYED

BY FLOODING ARE MAKING IT

EXTREMELY DIFFICULT FOR DISASTER

RELIEF TEAMS TO REACH THE

VICTIMS.

IT WILL TAKE EIGHT TO TEN

HOURS TO GET TO THE OTHER SIDE

OF THIS BRIDGE.

CBN IS USING THE SMALL BOAT TO

BRING THE MUCH NEEDED RELIEF TO

SOME 28,000 HOUSE HOLDS

ISOLATED.

WE COULD FEEL THE

HELPLESSNESS AS WE SAW FIRSTHAND

THE DAMAGE BOPO DID TO THEIR

COMMUNITY.

THE STORM DESTROYED SCHOOLS,

CHURCHES AND EVEN HOSPITALS.

PHILIPPINE RED CROSS CHAIRMAN

RICHARD GORMAN PREPARED AND

THERE IS SHORTAGE MEDICAL

ASSISTANCE FOR THE INJURED AND

THOSE ARE SUFFERING FROM FEVER

AND DIARRHEA.

NEED EVERYTHING FROM NEBRASKA

YOU LIEZERS AND TRACTIONS A LOT

OF PEOPLE NEED OPERATIONS AND

X-RAYS FOR THEIR HEAD.

A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR

FAMILIES.

THEY NEED ONE HOSPITAL WELL

EQUIP, SO LONG IS THERE IS AN

ORDERLY PROCEDURE.

WHEN THIS FAMILY HEARD CBN

DISASTER RELIEF WAS IN THE

VILLAGE, SHE IMMEDIATELY BROUGHT

HER NIECE HANNA.

SHE WAS SUFFERING DUE TO

DEHYDRATION.

SHE WAS TRAUMATIZED BY THE DEATH

OF HER FATHER.

HE WAS STRUCK BY A COCONUT

TRY AND OUR HOUSE SWEPT AWAY BY

THE WINDS.

WE LIVE IN A MAKESHIFT TENT

ALONG THE ROAD.

ALL OF THIS IS VERY TRAUMATIC

FOR HERMENT

CBN DOCTOR GAVE HER

REHYDRATION SOLUTION TO REPLACE

LOST FLUIDS AND CBN CHURCH

PRAYED FOR HER BODY AND

EMOTIONAL CONDITION.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR

COMING TO OUR VILLAGE TO HELP

US.

SHE WAS ALSO SURPRISED CBN

FOUND HER A TENT.

SHE WAS GRATEFUL FOR HELPING

HANNA RECOVER.

CBN WILL BE HOLDING MORE

MEDICAL MISSIONS IN COMING

WEEKS, LUCILLE TALUSAN, CBN

NEWS, PHILIPPINES.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW

YOU CAN HELP WITH CBN DISASTER

RELIEF EFFORTS, VISIT OUR

WEBSITE CBNNEWS.COM.

SEVERE STORMS AND RECORD SNOW

CRIPPLING UPPER PLAINS, MIDWEST.

SNOW FELL IN MINNESOTA AND THEY

MET THE MONTHLY RECORD IN JUST

ONE DAY.

EMERGENCY WORKERS TENDING TO

HUNDREDS OF REPORTED CRASHES.

WE JUST MOVED TO THE AREA

FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

IT IS A BIT OF A SHOCK.

WE CAME TO MOVE OUR CAR AND

IT IS GONE.

MEANWHILE TORNADOS PLAGUING

LOUISIANA AND FLORIDA DESTROYING

AS MANY AS 30 MOBILE HOMES.

MORE SEVERE WEATHER AND TORNADOS

EXPECTED THROUGHOUT ORLANDO ALL

THE WAY DOWN TO MIAMI.

UP NEXT, FROM ORDINARY CITY

TO MISSIONARY HUB.

WE VISIT THE THAI TOWN THAT IS A

MAJOR TRAINING TOWN FOR THE

GOSPEL.

IT IS ONE OF THE WORLD'S

LEADING CENTERS FOR MISSIONARY

WORK YET FEW AMERICANS HAVE

HEARD OF IT.

CHANGE MOOI IS LOCATED IN

THAILAND.

HEATHER SELLS HAS TONIGHT'S

FOCUS REPORT.

REPORTER: MORE THAN ONE

MILLION PEOPLE LIVE IN AND

AROUND CHANG MIE IN THE

MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN THAILAND.

A REMINDER 95% OF THE PEOPLE ARE

BUDDHIST.

A POWERFUL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

AT WORK STRATEGICALLY BUILDING

THE KINGDOM.

AS MANY AS 2,000 MISSIONARIES

AND CHRISTIAN WORKERS LIVE AND

WORK OUT OF CHANGE CHANG MIE.

WHAT SETS CHANG MIE A PART, ITS

PROXIMITY TO 1040 WINDOW,

COUNTRIES 10 AND 40° NORTH OF

THE EQUATOR THAT THEY SAY HAVE

THE LEAST ACCESS TO THE GOSPEL.

MEDIA MISSIONARY TOM SILKWOOD

HAS WORKED HERE SINCE 1980S WHO

HAS COLLABORATED WITH CBN AND

COUNTLESS OTHER ORGANIZATIONS.

WE HAVE CAMPUS CRUSADE,

WYCLIFFE, FIL, JUST ALL YOUR TOP

PLAYERS AS FAR AS MINISTRY

OUTREACH.

HOW DID THIS ORDINARY ASIAN

CITY GROW TO THIS?

IT BEGAN 200 YEARS AGO.

IT GOES BACK TO 1828.

THEY SET UP SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORK FAR IN

CHANG MIE.

RIGHT BEHIND ME IS FIRST CHURCH

CHANG MIE FOUNDED IN 1888.

PRINCE ROYAL'S COLLEGE,

PRIVATE CHRISTIAN K-12 SCHOOL

AND THE UNIVERSITY.

DESPITE THESE SERVICES, LONG

TIMERS LIKE ESTHER WAKEMAN SAY

THE MISSIONARY POPULATION IN

CHANG MIE BEGAN SPARSE.

WHEN I CAME 30 YEARS AGO, IF

YOU WERE A WESTERNER, LITTLE

KIDS WOULD POINT YOU OUT, THERE

IS THE WESTERNER.

IN 1997, THE BRITISH GAVE

HONG KONG BACK TO CHINA FORCING

A CHANGE ON THE ISLAND.

THEY REALIZED THAILAND COULD

BE THE ANSWER.

THAILAND WAS A FREE COUNTRY.

GOVERNMENT SUPPORTED FREEDOM OF

RELIGION.

IT WAS A VERY SAME PLACE FOR

ORGANIZATIONS TO MIGRATE AND

WORK.

PART OF THE SUPPORT CAME FROM

THE THAI'S APPRECIATION FOR

MISSION'S WORK, MEDICAL CARE,

SCHOOLS AND OTHER SERVICES.

MISSION ORGANIZATIONS HAVE

LEARNED CHANG MIE OFFERS A WAY

OF LIFE THAT FACILITATES A WAY

OF LIFE.

VERY REASONABLE COST OF

LIVING AND A VERY SAFE PLACE.

IT IS A NICE PLACE TO LIVE

LOCATE WONDERFULLY TO SOUTHEAST

ASIA, ACCESS TO CHINA, INDIA,

VERY EASY ACCESS.

A LOT OF MISSION ORGANIZATIONS

THAT DON'T WORK IN THAILAND BUT

WORK IN THE REGION HAVE THEIR

OFFICES HERE.

ANOTHER PLUS, A HOST OF

SERVICES IN CHANG MIE AIMED AT

KEEPING CHRISTIAN WORKERS ON THE

FIELD.

WELL AND CORNER STONE PROVIDE

COUNSELING AND JUNIPER PROVIDE A

PLACE OF REST.

SOME RECOMMEND THEY LEAVE

THEIR COUNTRY EVERY FOUR OR SIX

MONTHS.

IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO

MEASURE THE IMPACT.

HOW LONG WILL CHRISTIANS BE

WELCOME HERE?

THE CONCERN THE 85-YEAR-OLD KING

OF THAILAND.

HE HAS RULED THE COUNTRY SINCE

1946.

NO ONE KNOWS WHO WILL SUCCEED

HIM.

IT WILL BE A HUGE EVENT WHEN

WE LOSE THE KING.

THEN NOBODY IS SURE WHAT WILL

HAPPEN AFTER THAT.

FOR NOW MISSIONARIES ARE

ENJOYING BENEFITS OF WORKING

SIDE BY SIDE AND THANKFUL FOR A

CITY THAT MAKES IT RELATIVELY

EASY TO ADVANCE THE GOSPEL.

REPORTING IN CHANG MIE, HEATHER

SELLS, CBN NEWS.

UP NEXT, TACKIER THE BETTER,

ONE MAN THAT IS TURNING

DISCARDED CHRISTMAS SWEATERS

INTO A PROFITABLE BUSINESS.

YOU PROBABLY HEARD THE SAYING

ONE MAN'S TRASH IS ANOTHER'S

TREASURE.

CERTAINLY FOR ONE OREGON MAN.

I OPEN THE BOX AND LOVE THIS

SWEATER.

IT HAS THE HOLLY LEAF TASSEL FOR

THE ZIPPER.

ANDREW COLLECTS CHRISTMAS

SWEATERS.

FOUNDER OF UGLY CHRISTMAS

SWEATERS HQ.

HE SELLS THEM FOR UGLY SWEATER

CHRISTMAS PARTIES.

I WOULD REMINISCE ABOUT MY

SCHOOL TEACHER OR SOMEBODY FROM

CHURCH THAT WORE THESE GAUDY

SWEATERS.

I HAD YEARS I WASN'T INTO

CHRISTMAS.

ANDREW HAS 200 SWEATERS

ONLINE AND SOLD 25 IN JUST ONE

WEEK.

HE WAS WEARING ONE, TOO, A

CARDIGAN.

IT DIDN'T FIT, EITHER.

DO YOU HAVE AN UGLY KRILS

KRIMS CHRISTMAS SWEATER?

I JUST SAY.

THAT WAS A FUNNY STORY.

GOOD NIGHT.

BYE-BYE.

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