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CBN NewsWatch: January 14, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Jan. 14: NRA says Congress won't pass assault weapons ban; Obama: Debt ceiling about paying America's bills; Graphic abortion signs ban a threat to free speech?; and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH" ENDING

GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA.

LATEST ON THE DEBATE AND HOW

WASHINGTON IS RESPONDING.

PLUS FIGHTING AL-QAEDA IN

AFRICA, HOW FRANCE IS WORKING TO

STOP ISLAMIC EXTREMIST.

AND WE'LL HEAD TO AN

ORPHANAGE IN INDIA.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING I AM MARK MARTIN.

AND I AM LORIE JOHNSON.

VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN IS

ABOUT TO PRESENT HIS

RECOMMENDATIONS TO CURVE GUN

VIOLENCE TO PRESIDENT OBAMA.

EVEN AS THE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE

ANNOUNCED, AMERICANS ARE LINING

UP TO BUY FIRE ARMS.

NOW THE NATIONAL RIFLE

ASSOCIATION IS READY TO FIGHT

FOR THE SECOND AMENDMENT.

REPORTER: VICE PRESIDENT JOE

BIDEN MET TODAY TO TALK ABOUT

GUN VIOLENCE.

THE NRA SAYS THERE ARE ALREADY

ENOUGH VOTES TO BLOCK A BAN ON

SO-CALLED ASSAULT WEAPONS.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE GUN LOBBY

SAYS OTHER THINGS CAN BE DONE.

WE HAVE PUSHED FOR A NUMBER

OF YEARS ON TO THE LIST OF THOSE

PEOPLE WHO ARE PROHIBITED FROM

BUYING FIREARMS THAT HAS NOT

BEEN DONE.

MOST OF THE PEOPLE THAT ENGAGE

IN THESE THINGS ARE PEOPLE WHO

HAVE HAD REAL TROUBLE.

REPORTER: THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION HAS SUGGESTED

USING -- GOP SENATOR RAND PAUL

IS AGAINST IT.

I AM AGAINST A KING.

SOMEONE THAT WANTS TO BYPASS THE

CONSTITUTION, BYPASS CONGRESS,

THAT IS SOMEONE THAT WANTS TO

ACT LIKE A MONARCH.

I HAVE BEEN OPPOSED TO EXECUTIVE

ORDERS EVEN WITH A REPUBLICAN

PRESIDENT.

ONE THAT WANTS TO INFRINGE ON

SECOND AMENDMENT WE'LL FIGHT

TOOTH AND NAIL AND NO ROCK

UNTURNED AS FAR AS RUNNING IT

OUT OF CONGRESS.

YOU WILL SEE ONE HECK OF A

DEBATE

REPORTER: THE PRESIDENT SAID

IN A NEWS CONFERENCE HE IS

EXPECTING CONGRESS TO SET ASIDE

POLITICS AND FOCUS ON COMMON

SENSE STEPS THAT CAN MAKE A

DIFFERENCE, ANDRIA GARRETT, CBN

NEWS.

PRESIDENT OBAMA WON'T HAVE A

DISCUSSION ABOUT INCREASING THE

BORROWING LIMIT WHILE

REPUBLICANS HOLD A GUN AT THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE.

MR. OBAMA TOLD REPORTERS THE

DEBT CEILING IS ABOUT CONGRESS

PAYING BILLS.

PRESIDENT CALLED ON REPUBLICANS

TO ACT.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: THEY CAN ACT

RESPONSIBLY AND PAY AMERICA'S

BILLS.

OR THEY CAN ACT IRRESPONSIBLY

AND PUT AMERICA THROUGH ANOTHER

ECONOMIC CRISIS.

BUT THEY WILL NOT COLLECT A

RANSOM IN EXCHANGE FOR NOT

CRASHING THE AMERICAN ECONOMY.

THE NATION'S DEBT LIMIT IS AT

16.4 TRILLION IF IT IS NOT

RAISED, THE PRESIDENT WARNS,

SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS AND

VETERAN'S BILLS WILL NOT BE

PAID.

THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT IS

REJECTING THE IDEA OF A TRILLION

DOLLAR COIN AS A WAY OF

BYPASSING THE DEBT CEILING.

THE NEXT BATTLE ROLLS AROUND IN

ONE MONTH.

SOME DEMOCRATS WANT TO THE U.S.

TREASURY TO MINT A COIN WORTH

ONE MILLION DOLLARS AND DEPOSIT

ALLOWING THE FED TO USE THE

MONEY.

PRESIDENT OBAMA COULD COMPLETELY

AVOID CONGRESS ON THE ISSUE.

THEY SAID IT WILL NOT BE LEGAL.

THE ALABAMA SUPREME COURT HAS

RULED IN FAVOR OF NEW

PROTECTIONS FOR UNBORN CHILDREN.

CURRENT LAW MAKES IT A CRIME TO

EXPOSE CHILDREN TO ILLEGAL

DRUGS.

THE COURT RULE SAID IT APPLIES

TO PREGNANT WOMEN.

ALABAMA'S ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS

IT IS A TREMENDOUS VICTORY THAT

THEY HAVE AFFIRMED THE VALUE OF

ALL LIFE INCLUDING THOSE OF

UNBORN CHILDREN WHOSE LIVES ARE

AMONG THE MOST VULNERABLE OF

ALL.

A COURT RULING IN COLORADO COULD

HAVE A SERIOUS IMPACT ON

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND RIGHT TO

FREE SPEECH.

IT IS AN INJUNCTION AGAINST

POSTERS SHOWING GRAPHIC RESULTS

OF ABORTION.

THOSE INVOLVED SAY IF A COURT

CAN FORBID THAT WHAT IS NEXT?

PAUL STRAND REPORTS AS A

WARNING, THIS STORY CONTAINS

GRAPHIC IMAGES.

REPORTER: THESE PRO-LIFE

ACTIVISTS PROTEST AGAINST

ABORTION EVERYDAY AND CARRY

SIGNS THAT SAY PROTECT THE

UNBORN OR LET YOUR BABY LIVE.

SOME ARE MORE GRAPHIC.

THEY HAVE LET AN INJUNCTION

STAND RULING THEY CAUSE

PSYCHOLOGICAL HARM TO CHILDREN

UNDER AGE 12.

REBECCA WILL REPEAL TO THE U.S.

SUPREME COURT.

IF THEY CAN BE MADE THE

SUBJECT OF AN INJUNCTION, THAT

OPENS THE DOOR TO OUR FIRST

AMENDMENT PROTECTION.

IT COULD BE ARGUED THAT A

CRUCIFIX IS TOO GORY TO VIEW

UNDER 12.

THEY WORK ON WOMEN HEADED

INTO CLINICS TO GET ABORTIONS.

THE REASON WE HAVE THE SIGNS,

WHEN WE TALK TO WOMEN 50% SAY

BECAUSE THEY SAW THE PICTURE.

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND

WORDS AND SHOWS THE TRUTH.

THEY BROUGHT THE BLOODY

IMAGES ON A HUGE JUMBOTRON FOR

LAST YEAR'S MARCH FOR LIFE.

THEY ARE NOT BEING SHOWN THE

TRUTH.

WHEN THEY SEE THE IMAGES THEY

WILL BE CONFRONTED WITH THE

TRUTH AND THEN MAKE THE RIGHT

CHOICE AND CHOOSE LIFE.

THIS IS THE AMERICAN

HOLOCAUST.

IF YOU SHOWED THE JEWS GASSED,

IT SINKS IN WHERE PEOPLE NEED TO

SEE THE TRUTH.

THEY WORRY THIS INJUNCTION

COULD CRACK OVER THE DOOR TO

MORE INFRINGEMENTS.

RECENTLY LEADERS CALLED FOR

BLASPHEMY LAWS IN THE UNITED

STATES.

THEY SAY SOME SPEECH CAUSES

PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SPIRITUAL

HARM.

ONLY ONE GROUP WILL PROFIT.

FOR LAWYERS IT BECOMES A HAY

DAY.

THEY WILL SUE OVER EVERYTHING.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS.

MOST EVERY YEAR THE MARCH FOR

LIFE IS HELD ON THE ACTUAL

ANNIVERSARY OF ROE V. WADE

DECISION.

NOT THIS YEAR.

IN STEAD FRIDAY JANUARY 25TH.

THAT WILL GIVE IT A FEW DAYS

SEPARATION FROM THE LOGISTICAL

NIGHTMARE PRESIDENT OBAMA'S

INAUGURATION WILL CAUSE EARLIER.

OTHER CITIES WILL HOLD OTHER

MARCHS ADDED TO THE RANKS THIS

YEAR WILL BE DENVER, COLORADO

AND SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA.

IN THE 40 YEARS SINCE ROE V.

WADE SOME 55 MILLION BABIES HAVE

BEEN ABORTED IN AMERICA.

CONSERVATIVES ARE CRITICIZING

A CONGRESS CONGRESSIONAL MEASURE

TO SEND AIDS TO VICTIMS OF

HURRICANE SANDY.

SENATE VERSION PASSED INCLUDES

12 BILLION DOLLARS IN DISASTER

RELIEF GRANTS FOR OTHER STATES

AND GOVERNMENT SPENDING THAT HAS

NOTHING TO DO WITH SANDY.

50 MILLION DOLLARS OF REPLANTING

TREES DAMAGED BY WILD FIRES AND

TWO MILLION DOLLARS FOR ROOF

REPAIRS AT THE SMITH SOENIAN IN

WASHINGTON.

IT SHOULD FOCUS ON THE EMERGENCY

NEEDS OF VICTIMS NOT THE NEEDS

OF POLITICIANS.

HOUSE HAS A MUCH SMALLER BILL.

ABOUT 340,000 PROTESTERS

MARCHED IN PARIS SUNDAY AGAINST

GAY MARRIAGE.

THE PRESIDENT IS PLANNING TO

LEGALIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

FRENCH CATHOLIC BISHOPS ARE

FIGHTING THE INITIATIVE AND

PUBLIC OPINION IS MOVING IN

THEIR FAVOR.

POLLS SHOW ABOUT 50% OF FRENCH

SUPPORT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

DOWN FROM 65% IN AUGUST.

FRANCE ALREADY LEGALIZES CIVIL

UNIONS FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES.

THIS THIS LAW GIVES COUPLES THE

RIGHTS TO ADOPT.

THEY SAY CHILDREN SHOULD BE

RAISED BY MOTHER AND FATHER.

ON FRIDAY FRENCH MILITARY

LAUNCHED AIR STRIKES ON ISLAMIST

THREATENING TO TAKE OVER NORTH

AFRICAN NATION OF MAULI.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS THE DETAILS.

REPORTER: BACKED BY HEAVY

FRENCH MILITARY SUPPORT, MAULI

AND FRENCH SHOULDERS POUNDED

HITTING REBEL TARGETS IN

NORTHERN CITIES OF GOU AND

KIDOUW.

WE ARE FACING REL AGGRESSION.

I HAVE DECIDED FRANCE WILL

RESPOND. FRANCE BEGAN LAST

WEEK TO STOP FROM ADVANCING ON

THE CAPITOL OF MAULI.

AL-QAEDA LINKED REBELS BEGAN

ADVANCING SOUTH PROMPTING FEARS

THEY COULD GAIN NEW TERRITORY.

IT IS THE SECURITY IN THE

REGION OF EUROPE WHICH IS AT

STATE.

REBELS LAUNCHED COUNTER

ATTACKS FIGHTING IN WESTERN PART

OF THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN

PARTICULARLY FIERCE.

ON MONDAY ISLAMIST PROMISED TO

DRAG FRANCE INTO A

AFGHANISTAN-STYLE WAR IN MAULI.

SECURITY STEPPED UP.

FRENCH INTERVENTION HAS BEEN

WELCOMED BY MANY OF THOSE AFTER

FRANCE TOOK OVER.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WHEN THE

SITUATION CAN BE RESOLVED SO WE

CAN RETURN TO THE VILLAGE.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS.

RECENT UNIVERSITY HOST ADD

CONFERENCE ADDRESSING THE

PROTECTION OF CHILDREN.

SYMPOSIUM FOCUSSED ON HUMAN

TRAFFICKING, CHILD WELFARE AND

ADOPTION PROCESS.

GOD'S HEART IS FOR THE CHILD.

WHAT WE ARE DOING HERE 48 TIMES

IN SCRIPTURE, TAKE CARE OF THE

WIDOW AND ORPHAN, ISN'T THAT

WONDERFUL?

HE HAS TO SAY THAT SO MANY TIMES

BECAUSE WE ARE HUMAN.

FOR THE 49TH TIME, TAKE CARE OF

WIDOW AND ORPHAN.

WHEN WE DO THESE THINGS, THE

LORD DELIGHTS IN IT.

HE SMILES WHEN WE WHO ARE SO

BUSY, US ADULTS TAKE TIME TO

REACH OUT AND TOUCH THE MOST

VULNERABLE.

AMEN.

REGENT UNIVERSITY IS WORKING TO

MOBILIZE CHRISTIANS TO BE

INVOLVED IN THE FIGHT FOR HUMAN

RIGHTS.

GOOD FOR THEM.

COMING UP, LATEST OF THE FLU

EPIDEMIC SWEEPING THE COUNTRY.

WELCOME BACK, FORMER

PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. BUSH

RELEASED FROM A HOUSTON AREA

HOSPITAL AFTER NEARLY TWO

MONTHS.

THE 88 YEAR OLD WAS SUFFERING

FROM A BRONCHITIS RELATED

ILLNESS.

DOCTORS SAID THE ILLNESS WASN'T

LIFE THREATENING BUT WANTED TO

PREVENT IT FROM WORSENING TO

PNEUMONIA.

FLU OUTBREAK IS SO

WIDESPREAD, DRUGSTORES ARE

REPORTING SHORTAGES OF THE FLU

VACCINE

REPORTER: MILLIONS OF

AMERICANS HEAD BACK TO WORK AND

SCHOOL TODAY.

LIGHT SWITCHES, DOOR HANDLES,

KEY BOARDS, THINGS LIKE THAT ARE

VERY GERMY.

REPORTER: THE FLU AFFECTED

OREGON TO BOSTON.

I CAN IMAGINE THE GAS PUMPS

WOULD BE DIRTY

REPORTER: 47 STATES HAVE

WIDESPREAD ACTIVITY AND 28,000

CASES REPORTED.

IT IS LIKELY MUCH HIGHER.

MANY PEOPLE CHOOSE NOT TO SEEK

TREATMENT.

DOCTORS SAY THIS YEAR'S FLU SHOT

IS THE BEST DEFENSE.

PHARMACIES AND DRUGSTORES ARE

CONCERNED.

A STATE LAW THAT ONLY ALLOWS

PEOPLE OLDER THAN 18 TO GET

VACCINATED.

NEW YORK PHARMACIES ARE

SCRAMBLING TO MEET THE

HEIGHTENED DEMAND.

THESE WERE PATIENTS WAITING

FOR US.

CHILDREN ARE ESPECIALLY AT

RISK FROM THE LACK OF SUPPLIES.

DEVELOPING IMMUNE SYSTEMS MAY

NOT BE ABLE TO FIGHT THE VIRUS

OFF.

HOPEFULLY THE DOCTORS CAN

MAKE ME BETTER.

EFREM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

AIR POLLUTION REACHING RECORD

HIGHS IN CHINA.

AIR POLLUTANTS AT 755.

THAT IS ON A SCALE ANYTHING OVER

300 IS HIGH.

THE SMOG AND HIGH LEVELS OF AIR

CONTAMINANTS ARE EXPECTED

THROUGH TUESDAY AND CHINESE

OFFICIALS REMAINING FOLKS REMAIN

INDOORS, YA THINK?

UP NEXT, HOW ONE MAN WENT

FROM HOMELESS AND HUNGRY TO

PREACHING TO THE MASSES.

THE PASTOR IN OUR NEXT STORY

GOT OFF TO A SLOW START IN HIS

MINISTRIES, HE WAS HOMELESS AND

NO MONEY.

RECENTLY HE LED A MASSIVE

INCLUDED LY THAT

17,000 PASTORS.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM BRINGS US THE

FOCUS REPORT.

REPORTER: AT 60 YEARS OLD

PASTOR R. ABRAHAM HAS REACHED A

MILESTONE, JUST WRAPPED A

FOUR-DAY PRAYER MEETING AND

NEARLY A MILLION BELIEVERS IN

INDIA TO ASK GOD FOR PEACE IN

THEIR COUNTRY.

*

FILLING THIS 150-ACRE FIELD IS

QUITE A ACCOMPLISH IN A NATION

WITH THE CHRISTIAN POPULATION IS

2%.

THE CHRISTIAN PASTOR WHO DIDN'T

WANT TO LEAVE HIS JOB.

I DIDN'T EVEN HAVE A CAR IN

'74.

IT IS A BIG DEAL.

IT WAS A HIGH PAYING JOB IN

THOSE DAYS.

YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR LIFE IS

SECURE.

GOD SPOKE TO ME ALMOST LIKE

AUDIBLE VOICE.

GOD SAID SON, RESIGN YOUR JOB,

GET OUT OF YOUR HOME.

GO OUT AND PREACH THE GOSPEL TO

YOUR PEOPLE.

I SAID OH.

[LAUGHTER].

REPORTER: THOUGH HE HAD NO

IDEA HOW TO PREACH.

PASTOR ABRAHAM OBEYED THE CALL.

MONTHS INTO HIS MINISTRY, BROKE,

HOMELESS AND HUNGRY.

HAVING SOMETHING TO EAT WAS

THE BIGGEST MIRACLE IN MY LIFE.

IN THE NIGHT I HAD NO PLACE TO

GO.

I WAITED FOR THE SHOPS TO PULL

OUT SO I COULD SLEEP IN FRONT OF

THE SHOPS.

YOU CAN IMAGINE AND I STARTED TO

WONDER, WHY DID HE CALL ME?

WHY?

REPORTER: AFTER TWO YEARS OF

PRAYER AND PATIENCE, PASTOR

ABRAHAM JOINED FORCES WITH

ANOTHER MINISTER TO START NEW

INDIA CHURCH OF GOD.

THE ORGANIZATION NOW REACHES

ACROSS INDIA THROUGH MORE THAN

3,000 CHURCHES.

I ALWAYS RESPONDED TO THE

LEADING OF GOD.

AND ALWAYS RESPONDED TO THE

NEED.

IT IS A NEED THAT LED ME TO DO

WHATEVER YOU SEE DONE BECAUSE

THE NEED BEFORE MY EYES.

*

THIS ORPHANAGE IS ONE OF

THOSE NEEDS.

HERE A BATHESDA WHICH MEANS

HOUSE OF MERCY.

LITTLE GIRLS RECITE THE PAIN AS

THEY SHARE THEIR HORRIBLE

STORIES OF ABUSE.

[ FOREIGN SPEAKING ].

SHE REMEMBERS HER DAD POURING

KEROSENE ON HER MOM AND BURNING

HER TO DEATH.

EIGHT-YEAR-OLD GIRL RECALLS HER

MOM DRUNK AND THROWING HER OUT.

THAT JUST TORE MY HEART

APART.

I STOOD THERE AND CRIED.

THE LORD WAS TELLING ME WELL, WE

HAVE TO TAKE IT OVER.

FIRST TIME EVER IN MY LIFE I

OPENED MY LIFE AND SAID I'LL

TAKE IT OVER.

HE NOW HAS 14 ORPHANAGES AND

PARTNERS WITH ORPHAN'S PROMISE.

REPORTER: THE MINISTRY WAS

RENTING OUT TWO ROOMS INSIDE

THIS BUILDING, NOW TWO

BUILDINGS, ONE FOR ORPHANAGE,

OTHER FOR A BIBLE SCHOOL

REPORTER: THIS IS ONE OF THE

MINISTRIES 16 BIBLE COLLEGES.

THERE ARE ALSO SIX CHRISTIAN

SCHOOLS.

WE VISITED A PRIMARY SCHOOL.

*

AND THE HIGH SCHOOL WITH PASTOR

ABRAHAM.

I AM TOTALLY COMMITTED TO

HELPING THE CHILDREN.

I REALLY HAVE A HEART FOR THE

CHILDREN.

REPORTER: PASTOR ABRAHAM HAS

A HEART FOR PEOPLE YOUNG AND

OLD.

LATEST PROJECT IS BUILDING A

HOME FOR AGING PASTORS.

THEY DON'T HAVE PENSION, LIFE

INSURANCE OR SOCIAL SECURITY.

ONLY THING IS THEY ARE TAKEN

CARE OF BY THE CHILDREN OR OUT

ON THE STREETS

REPORTER: THE PASTOR HAS

LIVED ON THE STREETS.

AT 60 HE HAS ANOTHER 40 YEARS TO

REACH THEM WITH THE GOSPEL AND

HEAVENLY HOME.

AS LONG AS YOU ARE READY AND

WILLING TO DO GOD'S WILL.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

INDIA.

TWO GIRLS SEPARATED BY FOSTER

CARE MEET AGAIN.

TWO MIDWEST SIBLINGS REUNITED

AFTER 60 YEARS.

ALL THANKS TO A YOUNG

SEVEN-YEAR-OLD BOY.

CLIFFORD AND LONG LOST SISTER

BETTY EMBRACED AFTER THEIR LONG

SEPARATION.

AS CHILDREN THE PAIR AND OTHER

TWO SIBLINGS SENT TO FOSTER

HOMES.

CLIFFORD TRIED FOR YEARS TO NO

AVAIL.

HIS LANDLORD SON STARTED A

SEARCH ON HIS IPAD.

MY HEART WAS GOING 60 MILES

AN HOUR.

AND UM -- I HAVE NEVER THOUGHT

IT WOULD COME TRUE.

HE REMINDED ME A LOT OF MY

BROTHER, BOB, WHO I KNEW.

DON'T GIVE UP HOPE IF YOU ARE

LOOKING FOR SOMEONE.

YOU'LL NEVER KNOW WHAT LITTLE

SEVEN YEAR OLDS CAN DO FOR YOU.

WOW, WHAT A MOVING STORY.

NEITHER BROTHER OR SISTER

THOUGHT THEY HAD ANY FAMILY

LEFT.

THE PAIR ALREADY PLANNED THEIR

NEXT VISIT IN ST. LOUIS.

THAT IS WONDERFUL.

AND THE SEVEN-YEAR-OLD BOY THAT

KNOWS HOW TO DO IT.

THAT IS ALL FOR THIS EDITION OF

"NEWSWATCH."

THANKS FOR WATCHING, HAVE A

GOOD NIGHT.

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