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News on The 700 Club: December 21, 2012

As seen on "The 700 Club" Dec. 21: Anti-trafficking advocates warn 'our work has just begun,' House leaders throw in the towel on 'Plan B,' and more. Read Transcript


GOOD NEWS IN THE BATTLE AGAINST

SEX TRAFFICKING.

CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES AND OTHER

NON-PROFIT ARE HELPING VICTIMS.

TERRY: SHELTERS PROVIDE

SAFETY AND SECURITY IS A NEED.

HEATHER SELLS REPORTS ON THE

ANTI-TRAFFICKING MOVEMENT.

REPORTER: TRAFFICKERS EXPLOIT

MORE THAN 100,000 CHILDREN EACH

YEAR.

THERE IS OFTEN NOWHERE FOR THEM

TO GO.

ACROSS THE COUNTRY ONLY

RESIDENTIAL CARE FOR ONLY SOME

OF THE SURVIVORS.

WHAT IS OUT THERE AVAILABLE TO

THEM?

ADVOCATES GATHERED IN WASHINGTON

RECENTLY TO DEFINE WHAT IS

AVAILABLE AND THE SMARTEST WAY

TO HELP VICTIMS.

IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, HERE

IS A 13, 14, 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL

AND SHE IS BEING VIOLATED 8-10

TIMES A NIGHT BE A GROWN MAN.

CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT THAT DOES

TO HER EMOTIONALLY AND

PHYSICALLY?

COMPREHENSIVE CARE IS NEEDED

TO BEGIN TO HELP VICTIMS

OVERCOME THE DEEP TRAUMA THEY

HAVE ENDURED.

RESIDENTIAL CARE, THERAPY AND

EDUCATION.

RACHEL LLOYD HAS RUN A SHELTER

IN NEW YORK FOR 15 YEARS.

SHE SAYS INFORMED STAFF IS KEY.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE STAFF THAT

UNDERSTAND AND SURVIVORS ON

STAFF AND HAVE HAD THE SAME

EXPERIENCE.

RECENT CONFERENCE BY SHARED

HOPE INTERNATIONAL, THEY ARE

GATHERING ALONE BECAUSE FOR

YEARS THE TRAGEDY OF TRAFFICKING

FELL UNDER THE RADAR.

WE FILLED UP THIS ROOM AND ON

WEBCAST.

PEOPLE AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE

PAYING ATTENTION.

LLOYD AND OTHERS CAUTION THE

WORK HAS JUST STARTED.

IN THE LAST TWO YEARS, WE

HAVE SEEN INCREASE AND WE ARE

BEGINNING TO SEE PEOPLE THAT

WANT TO DEVELOP SERVICES.

WE HAVE ALONG WAY TO GO FROM

AWARENESS TO BRICKS AND MORTER.

REPORTER: GEORGE SHELDON

ADMITS THE GOVERNMENT IS LATE TO

THE CAUSE.

THEY DON'T EXPECT MUCH FROM THE

FEDS AND ECONOMY.

THEY ARE MOVING TO DEVELOP A

RESPONSE AND HELP LAW

ENFORCEMENT.

IF YOU ARE GOING TO

PROSECUTE, YOU HAVE TO HAVE A

WILLING VICTIM THAT FEELS SAFE

AND SECURE.

REPORTER: DETAILED PLANNING

IS NEEDED FOR COMPREHENSIVE

CARE.

A DESPERATE NEED EXISTS.

THOUSANDS OF LIVES ARE AT STAKE.

REPORTING IN WASHINGTON, D.C.,

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

GORDAN: SAFETY AND SECURITY

ARE KEY ISSUES AND PROVIDING

THAT IN AN ONGOING BASIS TO

VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING IS AN

ABSOLUTE NEED.

ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED

WITH WOMEN'S SHELTERS KNOWS HOW

IMPORTANT SAFETY IS FOR THOSE

WHO HAVE BEEN ABUSED.

HERE YOU HAVE UNDERAGED GIRLS

INVOLVED IN SEX TRAFFICKING.

THEY NEED TO BE SAFE AND SECURE.

THAT IS THE ONLY WAY YOU GET

SUCCESSFUL PROSECUTION OF THE

TRAFFICKERS.

WE NEED TO BE INVESTED IN THIS.

IT IS WONDERFUL THE CHURCH AND

OTHER NON-PROFITS ARE WAKING UP.

NATION PAUSES TODAY TO REMEMBER

THE VICTIMS OF SANDY HOOK

SHOOTING.

JENNIFER WISHON HAS MORE,

JENNIFER?

REPORTER: GORDAN, ONE WEEK

AGO TODAY A GUNMAN OPENED FIRE

IN NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT.

PLACES OF WORSHIP RINGING THEIR

BELLS, 26 TIMES FOR THE 20

CHILDREN AND SIX ADULTS KILLED

AT THE SCHOOL.

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND CLERGY

OFFICIALS PAUSING TO REMEMBER

THE VICTIMS, FOUR CHILDREN AND

TWO TEACHERS LAID TO REST

THURSDAY.

NEW YORK CARDINAL DOLLEN HONOR

ED THE TEACHER AND SHE WAS LIKE

JESUS.

PLAN B ALTERNATIVE TO A FISCAL

CLIFF DEAL.

HOUSE SPEAKER BOEHNER CAME UP

WITH A DEAL BUT COULDN'T RALLY

ENOUGH SUPPORT TO PASS IT

REPORTER: WITH A ODDS LOW TO

AVOID THE FISCAL CLIFF, HOUSE

SPEAKER BOEHNER SAYS HE HAD TO

MOVE AHEAD.

DEMOCRATS LIKE CHUCK SCHUMER

SAID NO WAY.

IT WILL BE DEAD ON ARRIVAL.

JOHN BOEHNER: THEY SHOULD

TELL US WHAT THEY CAN DO.

SENATE DEMOCRATS AND WHITE HOUSE

REFUSE TO ACT.

THINK I'LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR

THE LARGER TAX RATES IN AMERICAN

HISTORY.

REPORTER: THEY INSIST

REPUBLICANS SHOULD STAND ON

PRINCIPLE AND NOT VOTE ON ANY

TAXES TO GO UP.

TAX INCREASES DON'T SOLVE THE

PROBLEM.

EVERY TAX INCREASE HAS LED TO

MORE SPENDING.

REPORTER: LIBERALS ARE

WORRIED AND PLAN B.

THOSE CUTS WILL LEAVE

MILLIONS STRUGGLING TO PAY

BILLS.

REPORTER: CUT PROGRAMS WHICH

REALLY ARE THE LIFELINE FOR MANY

PEOPLE WHO IN THIS ECONOMIC TIME

HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY

UNEMPLOYMENT AND ALL SORTS OF

THINGS.

REPORTER: CONSERVATIVES SAY A

FISCAL CLIFF DEAL CAN STILL BE

HAD ONLY IF TAX HIKES ARE OUT.

THEY DIDN'T ELECT TAX

COLLECTORS FOR BARACK OBAMA'S

WELFARE STATE.

REPORTER: A NEW DEFENSE BILL

PROTECTS MILITARY CHAPLAINS.

IT PASSED THE HOUSE AND BEFORE

THE SENATE.

PRIOR VERSION BANNED GAY

MARRIAGE.

THAT WAS TOSSED OUT IN

NEGOTIATIONS.

FINAL VERSION SAYS MILITARY

CHAPLAINS CAN'T BE FORCED OR

PUNISHED FOR REFUSING TO DO SO.

IT PROTECTS THE RIGHTS OF OTHER

MILITARY MEMBERS WHO BELIEVE

HOMOSEXUALITY IS WRONG DUE TO

RELIGIOUS BELIEF.

EVERY CHRISTMAS, SANTA'S

PROGRESS AROUND THE WORLD, NOW

WE CAN TRACK WHO IS FOLLOWING

THE TRUE REASON FOR THE SEASON.

CREATORS OF A HUGELY POPULAR

BIBLE APP TRACK THE NUMBER OF

TIMES PEOPLE ARE READING THE

CHRISTMAS STORY, U VERSION IS

THE NAME OF THE APP.

IT KEEPS A RUNNING TALLY OF

EVERYONE AROUND THE WORLD.

A STARLIGHTS UP ON THE SIGHT'S

WORLD MAP AND TICKER GROWS BY

ONE MORE SOUL.

SO FAR FIVE AND A HALF MILLION

PEOPLE HAVE READ THE CHRISTMAS

STORY THROUGH U VERSION.

SO FAR SO GOOD WE ARE ALL STILL

HERE AND THE WORLD HASN'T ENDED

DESPITE THE MAYAN DOOMSDAY

PREDICTION.

EFREM GRAHAM HAS MORE.

REPORTER: TODAY THE MAYAN

CALENDAR ENDS ACCORDING TO A

5,000-YEAR-OLD PROPHESY.

SIX MILLION AMERICANS BELIEVE IT

TO BE TRUE.

SOME PEOPLE RESPOND TO FEAR.

THERE ARE REPORT OF TSUNAMIS

THAT GET PEOPLE GUESSING NOW YOU

ADD THE MAYAN CALENDAR AND IT

FUELS THE FIRE FOR PEOPLE

ANXIOUS.

REPORTER: PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD ARE REACTING DIFFERENTLY.

IN MEXICO, THOUSANDS OF TOURISTS

AND BELIEVERS ARE FLOCKING TO

MAYAN RUINS.

IN FRANCE, SEVERAL HUNDRED IN

THE VILLAGE OF BUKARAK.

A GIANT UFO AND ALIEN CREW ARE

SAID TO BE WAITED READY TO TAKE

THOSE NEARBY TO SAFETY.

HERE IN THE U.S. PEOPLE HAVE

BEEN PREPARING FOR THE

APOCALYPSE.

I HAVE 100 POUNDS OF RICE AND

SUGAR AND HAVE A WELL.

I AM READY TO HUNKER DOWN.

IT WILL BE A DAY JUST LIKE

ANY OTHER.

REPORTER: MAJORITY AREN'T

TAKING THE NEWS SERIOUSLY.

I AM NOT GOING TO WORRY.

BIBLE DON'T SAY NOTHING ABOUT

WHAT TIME OR DATE.

CBN CHAPLAIN JOE PAULSER SAYS

CHRISTIANS CAN TAKE THIS

OPPORTUNITY TO REACH OUT TO

PEOPLE.

SCRIPTURE SAYS I AM WITH YOU

EVEN UNTIL THE END OF THE AGE.

WE HAVE THE PROMISE OF THE

PRESENCE OF JESUS.

FUNDAMENTALLY, WE ARE SHOWING

ANOTHER LIFE STYLE.

REPORTER: EFREM GRAHAM, CBN

NEWS.

WHEN ASKED HOW PEOPLE WOULD

SPEND THEIR LAST MOMENT, GORDAN,

THE MAJORITY SAID THEY WOULD

SPEND IT WITH FAMILY.

GORDAN: THIS IS A PROPHESY

YOU CAN BELIEVE IN, THE PROMISE

OF GOD, WHILE THE EARTH REMAINS,

COLD AND HEAT, WINTER AND SUMMER

AND DAY PERCENT AND NIGHT SHALL

NOT CEASE.

THAT WAS THE VERSE THAT GOT ME

UP THIS MORNING AND ENJOYED

WATCHING THE DAWN

THE FINAL VOTE ON EGYPT'S NEW

CONSTITUTION IS THIS WEEKEND.

SUPPORTERS OF MORSI ARE CLASHING

IN THE STREETS.

ISLAMIC RADICALS GATHERED IN

SUPPORT.

OPPOSITION SAYS IT WILL OPPRESS

MINORITIES AND LEAD TO MORE

VIOLENCE.

CHRISTIANS IN SOUTHERN EGYPT

HAVE BEEN BLOCKED FROM VOTING BY

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD.

RESIDENTS SAY THEY WERE PELTED

BY STONES WHEN THEY TRIED TO

VOTE LAST WEEKEND.

OPERATION BLESSING IS TEAMING UP

IN BREEZY POINT, NEW YORK.

ON SATURDAY, OPERATION BLESSING

HOSTS THE FIRST LARGE COMMUNITY

EVENT IN BREEZY POINT SINCE THE

STORM.

FAMILIES AND CHILDREN GIVEN A

HOT MEAL, CHRISTMAS COOKIES,

TREATS AND BRAND NEW TOYS.

VOLUNTEERS WORKED ALL WEEK

SETTING UP SANTA'S WORKSHOPS,

AND WRAPPING GIFTS.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE BY GOING

TO OB.ORG

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