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CBN NewsWatch: January 15, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Jan. 15: Landmark rulings a mixed blessing for U.K. Christians; Obama could use executive actions on gun control; 'Matthew 25' Campaign pushes immigration reform; and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH" A

EUROPEAN HIGH COURT ISSUES A

MIXED DECISION AND WHAT IT MEANS

FOR THE CHRISTIANS AT THE CENTER

OF THE LEGAL STORM

AND IT'S THE GREATEST

DECEPTION IN SPORTS HISTORY.

LANCE ARMSTRONG CONFESSES TO

DOPING.

AND CUBA IS OPENING UP.

ALL THE THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH."

EUROPE'S HIGHEST COURT ISSUES

RULINGS ON CHRISTIANITY.

THEY HANDED DOWN FOUR

LANDMARK RULINGS TODAY.

THE DECISIONS WERE A MIXED BAG

FOR CHRISTIANS SEEKING TO LIVE

OUT THEIR FAITH IN THE WORK

PLACE.

FROM LONDON IN TONIGHT'S TOP

STORY.

THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN

RIGHTS IS RULED THAT THE U.K.

HAVE FAILED TO PROTECT THE

FREEWAY OF THE BRITISH AIR WAYS

WORKERS TO WEAR HER CROSS TO

WORK.

BUT REJECTED THE CASE OF SHIRLEY

CHAPMAN.

DAVE CAMERON WAS DELIGHTED THE

WEARING OF RELIGIOUS PIECES BE

SEEN.

SHE'S VERY DISAPPOINTED FOR HER

RELIGIOUS PRINCIPALS WEREN'T

BEING UPHELD.

I FELT SADDENED THAT MY VIEWS

ARE NOT CONSIDERED, UM, AS

WORTHY AS OTHERS.

BUT MY RIGHT TO ASSESS MY FAITH

IN MY WORK PLACE HAS BEEN DENIED

ME.

DESPITE HER CASE BEING

REJECTED.

CHAPLIN IS ENCOURAGED BY THE

COURT'S DECISION TO ACKNOWLEDGE

THE CROSS IS A CHRISTIAN SYMBOL.

I'M THANKFUL THAT THE COURT

UPHELD THE CROSS AS REPRESENTING

THE CHRISTIAN FAITH.

THE GOVERNMENT FOR SOME REASON

FELT THIS WAS NOT SO.

SO WHAT DO THE PEOPLE ON THE

STREETS OF LONDON FEEL ABOUT

CHAPLIN'S CASE?

I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD BE ABLE

TO EXPRESS THEIR RELIGIOUS VIEWS

AND BY ALL ACCOUNTS, DIDN'T HURT

ANYONE.

GI THINK IT'S CRUEL, IF YOU LOSE

YOUR JOB.

IT'S A RELIGIOUS BELIEF.

NO ONE HAS A RIGHT TO CHALLENGE

SOMEONE ABOUT THEIR RELIGIOUS BE

BELIEFS.

TWO OTHER CASES WERE DISMISSED.

MACFARLANE SAID HE IS NOT

COMFORTABLE ABOUT GIVING COUNSEL

TO HOMO SEXUALS.

IF PEOPLE DO NOT LOOK AT THIS

JUDGMENT AND RECOGNIZE THAT THIS

COULD AFFECT YOU IN WHATEVER

SPEAR THE EMPLOYMENT YOU ARE IN.

AND THE CHRISTIAN LEGAL

CENTERS, ANDREA WILLIAMS SAYS

THEY WILL NOT GIVE UP ON THESE

CASES.

WE WILL APPEAL THEM TO THE

GRAND CHAMBER.

WE WILL NOT CEASE UNTIL JUSTICE

IS DONE.

MANY BELIEVERS REMAINED

DEEPLY CONCERNED THAT THE

EUROPEAN COURT'S RULINGS FIELD

THIS REMAINS IN THE BALANCE.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS REVIEWING

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN'S MEASURES

ON GUN CONTROL THAT WILL BE ON

GUN VIOLENCE.

GUN SALES ARE UP ACROSS THE

COUNTRY INCLUDING THE STATE OF

CONNECTICUT.

WHEN ASKED ABOUT THIS, THE

PRESIDENT SUGGESTED GUN

ENTHUSIASTS ARE DRUMMING UP

FEAR.

THE ISSUE HERE IS NOT WHETHER

OR NOT WE BELIEVE IN THE SECOND

AMENDMENT.

THE ISSUE IS ARE THERE SENSIBLE

STEPS WE CAN TAKE TO MAKE SURE

THAT SOMEBODY LIKE THE

INDIVIDUAL IN NEWTOWN CAN'T WALK

INTO A SCHOOL AND GUN DOWN A

BUNCH OF CHILDREN IN A

SHOCKINGLY RAPID FASHION.

THE PRESIDENT SAYS WHEN

POSSIBLE, HE WILL USE HIS

EXECUTIVE POWERS TO ACHIEVE HIS

GOALS.

NEW YORK LAWMAKERS VOTED FOR

TOUGH NEW GUN LAWS AFTER THE

SANDY HOOK TRAGEDY, THIS

INCLUDES TO KEEP GUNS AWAY FROM

THE MENTALLY ILL.

IT'S CALL NEW YORK SAFE

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WILL

BE REQUIRED TO REPORT DANGEROUS

PATIENTS, PEOPLE WHO SAY THEY,

PEOPLE WHO THE MENTAL HEALTH

PROFESSIONAL BELIEVES ARE A

DANGER TO THEMSELVES OR OTHERS.

CUOMO SAYS THIS IS DESIGNED

TO BENEFIT HUNTERS AND OTHERS.

10,000 TICKETS HAVE BEEN HANDED

OUT FOR BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT,

FEATURING CHRISTIAN SINGERS LIKE

TOBY MACK.

CHAPMAN'S DAUGHTER WAS KILLED IN

2008 AND THE ONLY WAY IT COULD

HAVE BEEN WORSE WAS TO GO

THROUGH IT WITHOUT GOD.

HE HOPES TO SHARE IN THE CONCERT

TONIGHT.

EVANGELICAL LEADERS ARE

CALLING TO SUPPORT.

I WAS SICK AND YOU VISITED

ME.

I WAS IN PRISON AND YOU CAME TO

ME.

THE CAMPAIGN IS CALLED I WAS

A STRANGER.

AND ASK CHRISTIANS TO SPEND 40

DAYS STUDIES MATTHEW 25 CALLING

ON BELIEVERS TO CLOTHE AND FEED

THE STRANGER.

THIS IS COMING FROM THE

ASSOCIATION OF EVANGELICALS,

WILLOW CREEK CHURCH BILL

HIBELOS.

THEY ARE SEEKING A BALANCE OF

NATIONAL SECURITY WITH POLICIES

THAT KEEP IMMIGRANT FAMILIES

TOGETHER

THIS IS GAYLAND CAREY,

YOU'RE CALLING ON CHRISTIANS TO

SPEND 40 DAYS READING MATTHEW

25.

WHAT DO YOU HOPE WILL HELP ON

DAY 31?

EVANGELICALS ARE BIBLE

MEMORIZING CHRISTIANS.

AS WE APPROACH QUESTION ABOUT

IMMIGRATION OUR RESPONSES WILL

BE FORMED BY SCRIPTURES, WE'RE

NOT ASKING OR PROMOTING ANY

SPECIFIC POLICY OR POLITICS.

WE WANT THE SCRIPTURE TO SPEAK

AND BE ABLE TO FORM THE WAY WE

HAPPENING ABOUT THIS IMPORTANT

ISSUE.

EVANGELICAL LEADERS ARE

GETTING BEHIND THIS.

WHAT BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER AND

WHAT IS THEIR ROLE?

WE WERE BROUGHT TOGETHER

BECAUSE OF OUR DEEP CONCERN

ABOUT THE BROKEN SYSTEM.

OUR CHURCHES ARE FULL OF

IMGRANTS, MANY OF WHOM ARE

HAVING TROUBLE GETTING WORK

AUTHORIZATION.

WE WANT TO SEE OUR SYSTEM FIXED,

WE HAVE COME TOGETHER TO BUILD

CONSENSUS AMONG EVANGELICALS AND

CHRISTIANS TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

OBVIOUSLY THE PROCESS HASN'T

BEEN PERFECT, WHAT HAS BEEN THE

BIGGEST CHALLENGE TO PASSING

IMMIGRATION REFORM?

IN FACT, IT'S AN ISSUE THAT

IS EASILY DEMAGOGUED.

WE SEE POLITICIANS OF BOTH

PARTIES TRYING TO GET POLITICAL

ADVANTAGE AT THE EXPENSE OF

PEOPLE TRYING TO EARN A LIVING

AND SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES.

SO WE'RE CALLING ON ALL

POLITICIANS TO DO THIS AND SET

POLITICS ASIDE.

COME TOGETHER AND REALIZE THERE

ARE IMMIGRANTS IN OUR

COMMUNITIES TO NEED HELP, BOTH

THE WORKERS, LOW AND HIGH END

AND THERE HAS TO BE A WAY TO

KEEP FAMILY TOGETHER.

FAMILY IS AN ESSENTIAL BUILDING

BLOCK OF OUR COMMUNITY.

WHAT IMPACT WILL THIS HAVE ON

EVANG

EVANGELICAL CHURCHES?

WE BELIEVE THE REFORM WILL

STRENGTHEN OUR CHURCHES AND

COMMUNITIES IN WHICH THEY ARE

PRESENT IN LARGE NUMBERS AND

REVITALIZE SPIRITUALY AND THE

WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN OUR

NATION.

GAYLAND CAREY, THANK YOU FOR

JOINING US.

THANK YOU.

WAL-MART ANNOUNCED THEY WILL

HIRE ANY MILITARY VETERAN WHO

NEEDS A JOB.

IT BEGINS ON MEMORIAL DAY AND

MANY BELIEVE IT WILL LEAD TO THE

HIRING OF MORE THAN 100,000 SIFT

CITIZENS, THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

WAS ALMOST 12%.

MICHELE OBAMA LEAD A CAMPAIGN TO

HIRE THE VETERANS.

SHE CALLED WAL-MART'S PLAN,

"HISTORIC. ".

COMING UP.

LANCE ARMSTRONG IN THE DECADE OF

DENIAL OVER DOPING ALLEGATIONS.

WHY NOW AND WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE

FORMER CHAMPION?

IT'S PROBABLY SOMETHING I

HAVE HAD FOR MANY YEARS.

EVERY YEAR, THE PSA WOULD BE

HIGHER.

I KEPT IGNORING IT.

IT WILL GO AWAY.

FINALLY ONE DAY, JANET SAYS

YOU'RE GOING TO THE DOCTOR.

THEY DID A BLOOD TEST.

MY P.S.A. WAS 14.

I NEEDED TO GET A SECOND

OPINION.

WELCOME BACK ON TO

"NEWSWATCH".

AFTER YEARS OF DENIALS, LANCE

ARMSTRONG IS ADMITTING TO

DOPING.

DALE HEARD WITH THE STORY.

I HAVE NEVER DOPED.

I HAVE NEVER TAKEN

PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING DRUGS.

NOW HE ADMITS HE DID TO OPRAH

WINFREY.

SHE TOLD CBS IT WAS DIFFICULT.

HE DID NOT COME CLEAN IN THE

MANNER I EXPECTED.

WAS ARMSTRONG CONTRITE?

WINFREY WON'T SAY.

HE IS KNOWN FOR HIS FIGHT ON

TESTICULAR CANCER AND IT WAS

SHATTERED BY THE U.S.

ANTI-DOPING AGENCY WHICH BANNED

HIM FROM THE SPORT FOR LIFE.

BETSY'S HUSBAND WAS ON LANCE'S

TEAM.

LANCE ADMITTING IS THE FIRST

STEP.

BUT HAS TO BE FOLLOWED UP.

CYCLING EXERTS ARE WAITING FOR

THE NEXT NAME TO DROP.

FOR YEARS, LANCE ARMSTRONG WENT

AFTER HIS CRITICS RUTHLESSLY ON

THE RACE TRACK AND IN THE

COURTS.

NOW LANCE ARMSTRONG MAY OWE A

LOT OF PEOPLE A LOT OF MONEY.

FORMER CORPORATE SPONSORS AND

THOSE THAT HAD TO PAY A LIBEL

JUDGMENT.

DALE HEARD

HERE IS DOCTOR LINDA, WE SEE

THIS PUBLIC PERSON FALL SHORT

AND THEN THEY APOLOGIZE.

HAS THIS BECOME A PUBLIC

RELIGIOUS RITUAL?

WELL, I THINK ONE OF THE

THINGS WE HAVE TO REMEMBER IS

THAT PUBLIC PEOPLE AND

CELEBRITIES ARE USED TO GETTING

SPECIAL TREATMENT.

WHEN THEY GET CAUGHT, IT'S

EMBARRASSING AND OBVIOUSLY THERE

ARE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES THAT

FOLLOW AS IS THE CASE OF LANCE

ARMSTRONG.

THEY LOSE THEIR REPUTATION AND

THERE'S A LOT TO LOSE.

LANCE STRONGLY DENIED

CHEATING AND HAD A REPUTATION OF

GOING AFTER THOSE THAT ACCUSED

HIM.

WHY SHOULD PEOPLE BELIEVE HE'S

SINCERE NOW?

YOU KNOW, I DON'T THINK IT'S

OUR JOB, WENDY TO DECIDE WHETHER

OR NOT WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT IF

HE'S SINCERE.

GOD IS THE ONE THAT JUDGES THE

HEART.

WHEN SOMEBODY APOLOGIZES, IT'S

GOD'S JOB TO DECIDE.

YOU WILL BE ABLE TO TELL IN THE

LONG RUN.

THAT IS GOOD ADVICE.

GOD IS THE JUDGE NOT US.

HIS FANS, FAMILY AND SUPPORTERS

AND FORMER TEAMMATES HAVE BEEN

HURT BY THIS IN SOME WAY.

HOW CAN THEY FORGIVE?

FORGIVENESS IS ONE OF THOSE

THINGS YOU REALLY HAVE TO MAKE A

CHOICE TO FORGIVE SOMEBODY.

A LOT OF TIMES, YOUR FEELINGS

COME ALONG AT A LATER POINT.

I WANT TO STRESS THAT

FORGIVENESS IS A GIFT.

WHEN YOU CHOOSE IT, YOU GIVE TO

YOURSELF, IT HAS SPIRITUAL

CONSEQUENCES AND ALLOWS GOD'S

BLESSING TO FLOW IN YOUR LIFE

AND A NUMBER OF PHYSICAL

CONSEQUENCES SUCH AS REDUCED

BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART RATE,

SIGNIFICANTLY LESS RISK OF

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND A MULTITUDE

OF THINGS.

FORGIVENESS IS SOMETHING THE

PERSON CHOOSES TO FORGIVE.

AND REAL QUICK, IF WE

FORGIVE, DOES THAT MEAN WHAT HE

DID IS OKAY?

NO.

IT DOESN'T CONDONE OR MINIMIZE

WHAT THE PERSON DOES.

IN FACT, WHEN YOU CHOOSE TO

FORGIVE, IT'S A POWERFUL STEP

BECAUSE OF THE BREECH OF TRUST.

DOCTOR LINDA MENTON, WE

APPRECIATE YOUR INSIGHTS.

UP NEXT FROM COMMUNISM TO

CHRIST, CUBA EXPERIENCES A

SPIRITUAL REVOLUTION.

A HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED NEW LAW

TOOK AFFECT IN CUBA, EXCUSE ME,

ENDING THE COUNTRY'S VISA

REQUIREMENTS.

CUBANS FORMED LONG LINES OUTSIDE

OF MIGRATION OFFICES.

THE NEW LAW MEANS THE END OF

OBSTACLES FOR THOSE LIVING ON

THE ISLAND.

MANY ARE ALLOWED TO LEAVE JUST

WITH AN IDENTITY CARD

COMPARED TO BEFORE WHERE THE

PROCESS WAS DIFFICULT AND TOOK A

LONG TIME AND WE HAD TO WAIT FOR

AN EXIT VISA AND INVITATION AND

SPENDING MONEY, NOW WE CAN SAVE

ALL THAT.

THE GOVERNMENTS OF OTHER

COUNTRIES NOW LARGELY CONTROL

WHO CAN TRAVEL FROM CUBA AND

DETERMINE WHO RECEIVES VISAS.

CUBANS LIKE THOSE FROM OTHER

DEVELOPING COUNTRIES WILL STILL

FIND IT TOUGH TO GET VISAS FROM

WEALTHIER NATIONS LIKE THE U.S..

FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS, BEING

A CHRISTIAN IN CUBA WAS MORE

LIKE A PERSECUTION.

WHEN FIDEL CASTRO TOOK POWER,

COMMUNISM TOOK A FOOT HOLD.

THE U.S. CUT OFF THE ISLAND

NATION FROM AMERICAN GOODS AND

SERVICES.

IN THE 50 YEARS SINCE, MORE THAN

A MILLION CUBAN CITIZENS HAVE

ESCAPED WHAT IS KNOWN HERE AS

THE REVOLUTION.

TODAY THE AVERAGE CUBAN CITIZEN

STILL CAN'T CHANGE JOBS WITHOUT

GOVERNMENT PERMISSION AND AN

UNAUTHORIZED INTERNET CONNECTION

COULD COST YOU.

CHANGE HAPPENS SLOWLY IN THIS

AUTHORITARIAN COUNTRY.

CHANGE IS COMING, OUT OF

NECESSITY.

IT'S SURPRISING HOW LITTLE

HAS CHANGED SINCE THE EMBARGO

BEGAN IN THE 60'S.

ONE AREA IS THE RELIGIOUS.

WE HAD A VERY HARD TIME FOR

THE CHURCH.

ALMOST 30 YEARS THAT WE SUFFERED

DISCRIMINATION FOR OUR RIGHTS.

BUT THINGS HAVE CHANGED

DRAMATICALLY IN THE LAST FEW

YEARS AND THE CHURCH IS STAGING

A COME BACK.

THE CUBANS BELIEVE IT'S GOOD

FOR THE NATION OF CUBA.

FOR THAT REASON, THEY ARE ASKING

THE CHURCH IN CUBA TO HELP THE

CUBAN GOVERNMENT TO BRING BACK

AGAIN THE VALUE OF THE CUBAN

FAMILY.

IN THE PAST, BEING A

CHRISTIAN HERE ALL BUT

GUARANTEED A VERY HARD LIFE.

PERSECUTION WAS THE RULE.

WITH CHURCH LEADERS ROUTINELY

IMPRISONONED OR DRIVEN OUT OF

COUNTRY.

THAT BEGAN TO CHANGE WHEN RAUL

CASTRO WAS ELECTED.

IN THREE YEARS FROM 12 PRAYER

GROUPS NOW, WE HAVE 103 PRAYER

GROUPS IN THIS AREA.

SEVERAL YEARS AGO, THIS COULDN'T

HAVE HAPPENED.

NOW THIS IS POSSIBLE.

BY THE MIRACLE OF GOD, I THINK

IT'S THE TIME FOR CUBA.

WE SAW IN TIMES PAST MANY RIGID

THINGS WE THOUGHT NEVER ONE

BROKEN.

NOW WE'RE SEEING A GREAT

HARVEST.

THE CHURCH IS MAKING INROADS

IN THE TOWN TO TEACH CHILDREN

MORAL PRINCIPAL.

SOMETHING UNHEARD OF EVEN IN

AMERICA TODAY.

THE GOVERNMENT SEES THE CHURCH

LESS EXPENSIVE.

THE PEOPLE LOVE US BECAUSE WE

ARE BRINGING A MESSAGE OF LOVE,

PEACE, HEALING.

WE HAVE GONE AROUND TO VARIOUS

PLACES BRINGING FOOD AND

CLOTHING TO THOSE IN NEED.

OVER 100 CHILDREN HAVE RECEIVED

CHRIST THROUGH WHAT WE HAVE

DONE.

THIS LEADS TO A NEW

CHALLENGE.

WE NEED BIBLES, WE NEED HELP

WITH OUR BUDGETS TO COMPLETE THE

WORK.

THE MAIN THING IS PRAY FOR

US.

YOU CAN HELP WITH BIBLES BECAUSE

SOMETIMES THE CHURCH GROW UP

VERY FAST AND WE HAVE NOT ENOUGH

MATERIAL, ENOUGH TOOLS.

THE CHRISTIANS IN CUBA ARE

DOING THEIR BEST TO TAKE

ADVANTAGE OF THEIR NEW-FOUND

FREEDOMS AND SPREAD THE GOSPEL

TO THE ENTIRE COUNTRY.

GOD IS DOING THIS IN A

SPECIAL WAY FOR CUBA.

IT'S THE SPECIAL TIME FOR CUBA.

CHUCK HOLTEN, CBN NEWS,

HAVANA, CUBA.

WELL TRANSITIONING FROM THE

BATTLE FIELD TO EVERY DAY LIFE

CAN BE DIFFICULT.

ONE ORGANIZATION IS TRYING TO

CHANGE THAT WITH RELAXATION.

RECENTLY, OVER 40 WOUNDED

WARRIORS PARTICIPATED IN A

CYCLING EVENT AND DOLPHIN SWIM

SPONSORED BY THE WOUNDED WARRIOR

FOUNDATION.

THEY LEARNED DOLPHIN TECHNIQUES.

I KNOW THEY HAVE SERVICE

DOGS, TO BE AROUND TRAINED

DOLPHIN, YOU KNOW AIN'T GOING TO

BITE YOU.

THEY ARE JUST THERE TO PLAY WITH

YOU AND CHILL OUT, IT'S PRETTY

COOL.

TWO DOLPHIN SHARED A COMMON

BOND, THEY WERE MISSING PART OF

THEIR DORSAL FINS AND TAIL.

THEY HOPE TO HEAL THE PHYSICAL

AND EMOTIONAL SCARS OF WAR.

THE EMOTIONAL SCARS ARE BEING

HEALED.

HAVE YOU EVER SWAM WITH THE

DOLPHIN?

I HAVEN'T, I DID A STORY

ABOUT HOW DOLPHIN ARE USED IN A

TIME OF WAR.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT

SWIMMING WITH THEM.

HAVE YOU SWAM WITH DOLPHIN?

I HAVE NOT.

YOU CAN DO A STORY.

MAYBE NOT.

MAYBE.

WELL, THAT'S GOING TO DO IT FOR

THIS EDITION OF "NEWSWATCH".

YOU CAN E-MAIL US AT

"NEWSWATCH"@CBN.COM.

HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.

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