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CBN NewsWatch: January 28, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Jan. 28: Iranian judge sentences US pastor to eight years, Senators unveil framework for immigration reform, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH" AN

AMERICAN PASTOR SENTENCE TO

PRISON IN IRAN.

CBN NEWS ASKS THE WHITE HOUSE

WHAT IT IS DOING TO SEE HIM SET

FREE.

PLUS IMMIGRATION TAKES CENTER

STAGE AS A GROUP OF BIPARTISAN

SENATORS WORK ON REFORM.

AND HOW TO FIGHT DISORDERS

DURING THESE COLD WINTER MONTHS.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH." GOOD EVENING I AM

MARK MARTIN.

AND I AM WENDY GRIFFITH.

WE JUST LEARNED THAT THE IRAN I

DON'T KNOW PASTOR WAS SENTENCED

SUNDAY.

JOHN WAAGE HAS TONIGHT'S TOP

STORY.

REPORTER: EVEN AFTER MONTHS

OF BEING MISLED OR KEPT IN THE

DARK, PASTOR SAEED'S WIFE SAYS

HIS SENTENCE COMES AS A BLOW.

FOLLOWING THE COURT'S RULING, HE

SAID QUOTE, THE PROMISE OF HIS

RELEASE IS A LIE.

WE SHOULD NOT TRUST THE

PROMISES.

THESE FALSE HOPES EQUAL TO

PSYCHOLOGICAL TORTURE.

AN IRANIAN COURT CONVICTED

PASTOR SAEED.

HE WILL SERVE IN EVIN PRISON.

KNOWN AS ONE OF THE MOST BRUTAL

PRISONS IN IRAN.

THE ACLU REPRESENTS PASTOR SAEED

AND WIFE AND CHILDREN.

THE HINT OF RELEASE FOLLOWED BY

A PRISON SENTENCE IS A CRUEL

GAME PLAYED BY TEHRAN.

IT IS A FORM OF INTIMIDATION.

THEY KNOW THE CHRISTIANS IN IRAN

ARE FEEL THING INTIMIDATION

REPORTER: THEY SAY HE IS

TREATED AS AN OUTCAST BECAUSE OF

HIS FAITH.

WHEN THE NURSE OR DOCTOR IS

SUPPOSED TO BE GIVEN MEDICATION,

HE IS DENIED BECAUSE HE IS

CONSIDERED UNCLEAN.

CELL MATES, GUARDS AND

INTERROGATORS BEAT HIM

REPORTER: BOTH U.S. STATE

DEPARTMENT AND WHITE HOUSE HAVE

DECRIED THE GUILTY VERDICT.

WE CONDEMN IRAN'S UNIVERSAL

RIGHT OF FREEDOM OF RELIGION.

THEY ASKED JAY CARNEY.

WHAT CAN THE U.S. DO, WHAT

CAN THE ADMINISTRATION DO SHOULD

HIS FAMILY HAVE ANY HOPE?

WE CONDEMN IRAN'S CONTINUED

VIOLATION OF UNIVERSAL RIGHT AND

CALL ON THE IRANIAN AUTHORITIES

TO RELEASE MR. ABEDINI.

WE ARE IN CLOSELY ENGAGED WITH

THE FAMILY.

THE STATE DEPARTMENT IS THE BEST

PLACE TO GO.

WE HAVE A VARIETY OF MEANS

INCLUDING THIS PODIUM TO EXPRESS

OUR VIEWS

REPORTER: THEY WELCOME THE

GOVERNMENT'S STATEMENTS BUT NEED

TO DO MORE.

OUR GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO DO

MORE TO MAKE SURE EVERY THIRD

PARTY, CONNECTION AND

GOVERNMENTS THAT CAN INFLUENCE

IRAN TO UPHOLDS RIGHTS OF THE

CITIZENS, ALSO THAT OF THE

RIGHTS BY PASTOR SAEED.

WE HOPE OUR GOVERNMENT TAKES

THAT STAND.

THE PASTOR'S WIFE WON'T REST

UNTIL SHE IS HOME.

PASTOR SAEED'S WIFE LIVES

HERE IN THE U.S. WITH HER TWO

CHILDREN.

SHE IS WITH US BY SKYPE.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

HAVE YOU BEEN IN CONTACT WITH

YOUR HUSBAND OR ATTORNEY?

SINCE JANUARY 9TH.

UNFORTUNATELY I HAVE HEARD I

WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SPEAK TO HIM

ANY LONGER, NO MORE PHONE CALLS.

HIS FAMILY IS ABLE TO VISIT ON

MONDAYS.

LAST I HEARD HE WAS VERY

CONCERNED ABOUT SAEED'S HEALTH.

ON MONDAY JANUARY 21ST, THEY

REQUESTED HIM TO BE GIVEN TO A

BETTER WARD.

HIS FAMILY WAS ABLE TO VISIT HIM

TODAY ONWARD 350 HALL -- SECTION

3 OF EVIN PRISON.

HE SEEMED TO BE GETTING BETTER

TREATMENT AND DOING BETTER.

HAVE YOU HEARD FROM ANY U.S.

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, IF SO,

WHAT DID THEY SAY TO YOU?

I HAVE.

U.S. DEPARTMENT IS NOW IN

CONTACT WITH ME ON A DAILY

BASIS.

THEY RELEASED STATEMENTS, BOTH

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND

WHITE HOUSE THAT THEY WOULD DO

WHATEVER RESOURCES THEY HAD

INTERNALLY AND ALSO

INTERNATIONALLY.

THEY WOULD USE TO GET SAEED OUT

OF IRAN AND DEMANDED THAT THE

IRANIAN GOVERNMENT RELEASE SAEED

WHICH WAS A POWERFUL STATEMENT.

I APPRECIATE THEM FOR DOING

THAT.

WE ARE WORKING WITH THEM TO SEE

WHAT AVENUES ARE AVAILABLE IN

GETTING SAEED OUT.

UNFORTUNATELY HE GOT THE

EIGHT-YEAR SENTENCE WHICH

EVERYDAY IN THAT PRISON IS A

DEATH SENTENCE.

ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN.

IT IS A HORRIFIC PRISON.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE OUR

VIEWERS TO HELP YOU?

ACTUALLY PRAY ABOUT THAT.

1 CORINTHIANS, 12:26.

WHEN ONE PART OF THE BODY

SUFFERS, THE ENTIRE BODY AND

HEBREWS 13:3, REMEMBER THOSE IN

CHAINS AS THOUGH WE WERE IN

CHAINS WITH THEM.

OUR FAMILY'S GREATEST NEED AND

SAEED'S GREATEST NEED IS PRAYER.

CRY OUT TO GOD, NOT JUST ABOUT

OUR SITUATION AND WHAT WE ARE

GOING THROUGH, ALL OF US AS

BELIEVERS HAVE SITUATIONS WE ARE

GOING THROUGH.

I BELIEVE WHEN WE CRY OUT TO HIM

THERE IS A CHANGE HAPPENING IN

US LEARNING OUR WILL TO HIS AND

HE WILL BRING AWAKENING AND

REVIVAL INTO OUR LIFE AND

CHURCHES.

MY GREATEST REQUEST AND SAEED'S

WAS TO ASK ALL BELIEVERS TO

PRAY, GATHER, AND JUST GET

TOGETHER AND PRAY.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GETTING

THE WORD OUT.

AGAIN, OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU

AND YOUR HUSBAND AND YOUR

FAMILY.

THANK YOU.

EVERY TIME I HEAR THAT, IT IS A

GREAT TREASURE.

FOR US THAT PEOPLE ARE PRAYING.

SAEED SAID IN HIS LETTERS FROM

PRISON, HE FEELS THOSE PRAYERS

THAT THE GOVERNMENT CAN'T STOP

OUR PRAYERS.

HE FEELS LIKE HE IS

STRENGTHENED, AND THE LORD IS

GIVING HIM STRENGTH.

AMEN.

TAKE CARE.

THANK YOU, GOD BLESS YOU.

YOU, TOO.

PRO-LIFERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

MARK THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF ROE

V. WADE, THOUSANDS PACK THE

TEXAS STATE CAPITOL.

THEY CELEBRATE VICTORIES LIKE A

PASSAGE OF AN ULTRASOUND BEFORE

AN ABORTION.

WHEN THE ISREALITES WENT OUT

INTO THE FOREST, THEY WANDERED

LOST FOR 40 YEARS.

LAST WEEK AMERICA BEGAN ITS 40TH

YEAR LOST UNDER THE RULE OF ROE

V. WADE.

IT IS A TRAGIC TIME FOR OUR

NATION'S OWN MORAL WILDERNESS.

PROFOUND WORDS OF GOVERNOR

RICK PERRY.

TOUGH BUT FAIR, COMPREHENSIVE

IMMIGRATION REFORM.

TIES LEGAL IMMIGRATION

ALLOWANCES TO U.S. ECONOMY.

PROPOSAL INVOLVES A PATH TO

CITIZENS ALREADY IN THE U.S. THE

GROUP WANTS TO PASS A BILL BY

SUMMER.

PROPONENTS SAY IT IS LONG

OVERDUE.

VAST MAJORITY OF AMERICANS

BELIEVE THAT WE NEED TO HAVE A

LEGAL IMMIGRATION SYSTEM THAT

WORKS.

THEY RECOGNIZE WHAT WE HAVE NOW

IS NOT A 21ST CENTURY LEGAL

IMMIGRATION SYSTEM.

EQUALLY IMPORTANT CAN MAKE

OUR ECONOMY A DEMOCRACY BY WHAT

IT SHOULD BE.

TOMORROW PRESIDENT OBAMA

TRAVELS TO LAS VEGAS TO DRUM UP

PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR IMMIGRATION

REFORM.

JOINING US NOW IS ROSEMARY

JINKS, DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT

AFFAIRS FOR NUMBERS, USA, A

GROUP THAT SEEKS TO REDUCE

IMMIGRATION NUMBERS IN THE

UNITED STATES.

DO YOU THINK THE PROPOSAL OFFERS

MEANINGFUL IMMIGRATION REFORM?

WE DON'T.

THIS WAS THE SAME PACKAGE

OFFERED IN 2007.

IT FAILED THEN.

I THINK IT WILL FAIL NOW.

SENATOR RUBIO IS RIGHT, WE NEED

AN IMMIGRATION SYSTEM FOR THE

21ST CENTURY.

WHAT IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF

AMERICA?

THAT NEEDS TO BE HELPING THE 20

MILLION AMERICANS WHO CAN'T FIND

FULL TIME JOBS GET WORK.

THEY SHOULD NOT BE PUT BEHIND

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

THIS PLAN OFFERS LEGAL

CITIZENSHIP TO ILLEGAL IMFRAMIGRANIMMIGRAN

IMMIGRAN

IMMIGRANTS.

WE NEED MANDATORY E-VERIFY.

WE KNOW ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS

ABOUT JOBS.

THIS PLAN DOESN'T INSTITUTE

IMMEDIATE E-VERIFY ACROSS THE

WORK PLACE.

WE NEED AN ENTRY AND EXIT SYSTEM

TRACK IF PEOPLE LEAVE WHEN THEY

ARE SUPPOSED TO LEAVE.

THIS PLAN IS LIKE THE 1986

AMNESTY.

YOU GET THE AMNESTY, BUT NOT THE

ENFORCEMENT.

WE HAVE FOUR YEARS OF AN

IMMIGRATION THAT REFUSES TO

ENFORCE IMMIGRATION LAWS.

WHAT ABOUT ALLOWING MORE LOW

SKILLED WORKERS INTO THE COUNTRY

AND HIRE THEM IF THEY CAN

DEMONSTRATE THEY COULD NOT

RECRUIT A U.S. CITIZEN FOR THE

JOB?

HOW DO YOU DEMONSTRATE THAT?

THE FACT IS 20 MILLION AMERICAN

WORKERS CANNOT FIND FULL TIME

JOBS.

MOST OF THEM HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL

DEGREE OR LESS.

PROPORTIONATE NUMBERS ARE

MINORITIES AND RECENT

IMMIGRANTS.

IF WE HAVE A SURPLUS OF

LOW-SKILLED WORKERS.

WHY WOULD WE BRING IN MORE TO

FLOOD THE LABOR MARKET?

WE NEED TO GROW THE MIDDLE CLASS

SO WAGES GO UP AND PEOPLE CAN

MAKE A LIVABLE WAGE FOR A

40-HOUR WORK WEEK.

ALL RIGHT.

VERY COMPLICATED ISSUE, ROSEMARY

JINKS WITH NUMBERS USA.

MARK?

BOY SCOUTS AMERICA MAY SOON

END BAN ON GAY SCOUTS AND

LEADERS.

LEAVING IT UP TO LOCAL CHAPTERS

TO DECIDE IF THEY INCLUDE GAY

MEMBERS.

SPOKESMAN DERON SMITH SAY THE

BOY SCOUTS WOULDN'T DICTATE IT

TO MEMBERS OR PARENTS.

A FINAL DECISION BY THE GROUP'S

NATIONAL LEADERS COULD COME AS

SOON AS NEXT WEEK.

COMING UP, POLITICAL CRISIS

IN EGYPT, LATEST ON DEADLY

PROTESTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT MOHAMMED

MORSI DECLARES A STATE OF

EMERGENCY IN THREE PROVINCES,

MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE KILLED.

POLICE IN CAIRO ARE USING TEAR

GAS.

PROTESTERS ANGRY WITH PRESIDENT

MORSI OVER DECLARATION AND

MANDATED CURFEW.

HIS ACTIONS REMIND THEM OF

FORMER PRESIDENT HOSNI MUBARAK

AND WORRIED ABOUT GROWING

ISLAMISTS IN THE GOVERNMENT.

GARY LANE TRAVELED THERE AND

IS HERE NOW.

ALONG THE SUEZ CANAL, THEY

WERE UPSET WITH THE COURT

RULING.

THEY WERE GOING TO EXECUTE 21 OF

THE SOCCER FANS.

IT IS MUCH BIGGER, WENDY.

MORSI SAID EMERGENCY LAW HERE IN

PORT SAID, SUEZ AND ISLAMIA

THESE ARE ALONG THE SUEZ CANAL.

IT WASN'T JUST BECAUSE OF THE

SOCCER.

ON FRIDAY, A MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

HEADQUARTERS IN WAS SET ON

FIRE.

THEY ARE NOT HAPPY WITH THE

ISLAMISTS.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR THE

FOLKS LIVING IN THE PROVINCES?

FROM 9:00 P.M. TO 6:00 A.M.,

THEY ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE ON

THE STREETS.

ALL RIGHT PEOPLE OUT ON THE

STREET, PEOPLE IN CAFES, OUT AND

ABOUT.

THEY ARE DEFIES THE ORDER.

OP SAYS THEY WILL GOT MEET

WITH THE PRESIDENT.

THEY WANT MORE FREEDOMS FOR

WOMEN, RELIGIOUS MINORITIES,

MORE SECULARISM.

I WANTED TO SHOW YOU SOMETHING

THAT RESULTED FROM THE EMERGENCY

POWERS.

THIS IS A MAN IN A WHEELCHAIR.

HE WAS IN PORT SAID ON SATURDAY.

LET'S LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM.

IF YOU CAN SEE IN THE

DISTANCE, THERE IS THE

WHEELCHAIR.

SECURITY FORCES OPENED FIRE.

HE WAS IN A WHEELCHAIR, THEY

KILLED HIM.

THEY KILLED HIM?

THEY KILL ADD MAN IN A

WHEELCHAIR.

THIS WILL INCITE THEM TO MORE

VIOLENCE.

THESE ARE THE GOVERNMENT

FORCES?

YES.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE

CHRISTIANS THERE, WHAT DOES THIS

MEAN FOR THE COPTIC CHRISTIANS

LIVING IN EGYPT?

THEY WANT TO SEE MORE

FREEDOM.

LAST FRIDAY TEAR GAS INSIDE THE

LARGEST PROTESTANT CHURCH IN

CAIRO, SIX CANISTERS OF TEAR

GAS.

POLICE FIRED TEAR GAS INSIDE.

PEOPLE WERE SAYING THEY EXPECT

THE SECOND REVOLUTION TO BE

BLOODIER THAN THE FIRST ONE.

GARY, THANKS FOR SHARING,

MARK?

UP NEXT, REALITY OF WINTER

BLUES, HOW THE SEASON CAN AFFECT

YOUR MOOD.

WELCOME BACK.

PEOPLE OFTEN TALK ABOUT HAVING

THE WINTER BLUES.

IN THE LAST 30 YEARS, DOCTORS

OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED THEM AS A

MEDICAL CONDITION.

DO YOU GET THEM?

YES.

LORIE JOHNSON TALKS ABOUT

SEASON

SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER

REPORTER: LIKE MANY

AMERICANS, MISSY'S MOOD CHANGES

IN THE WINTER.

A SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER,

SYMPTOMS SIMILAR TO HIBERNATION.

YOU JUST WOULD RATHER SIT

AROUND AND EAT.

THE REASON PEOPLE GET SAD

BECAUSE OF THE DECREASED

SUNLIGHT IN THE WINTER WHICH CAN

DISRUPT OUR CIRADIAN RHYTHM,

ALSO KNOWN AS OUR BODY CLOCK

BLAME IT ON OUR HORMONES.

MELATONIN REACHES THE HIGHEST

LEVEL AT NIGHT.

PEOPLE HAVE INCREASED LEVELS

DURING THE DAY.

THEN THERE IS SEROTONIN AND

MAKES US FEEL HAPPY.

PEOPLE WITH SAD HAVE LOW LEVELS

OF SEROTONIN.

DR. WAYNE RENOLDS SAYS IT

AFFECTS FIVE PERCENT OF

AMERICANS.

ANOTHER 20% HAVE IT BUT DON'T

NOTICE IT.

PEOPLE PUT ON WEIGHT DURING

THE WINTER MONTHS.

THEY HAVE A CRAVING FOR CASH

HYDRATES PUT THE WAIT ON.

WOMEN ARE AFFECTED MORE THAN

MEN.

MORE PREVALENT IN NORTHERN

CLIMATES.

THEY DON'T NEED TO SUFFER

ANYMORE.

SO MANY PEOPLE CHALK IT OFF

AS WINTER BLUES.

THERE ARE OPTIONS.

LIGHT THERAPY IS AN AFFECTIVE

TREATMENT.

IT NEEDS TO HAVE POWER OF 10,000

LUCKS, MORE THAN 20 TIMES

STRONGER THAN THE AVERAGE

LIGHTBULB.

IT IS LIKE SITTING AT THE

BEACH OR SUN.

IT IS A BRIGHT LIGHT LIKE THE

SUN.

YOUR OWN PERSONAL BOX OF

SUNSHINE.

TANNING BEDS ARE NOT AN

ACCEPTABLE TREATMENT.

THEY EMIT ULTRAVIOLET RAYS WHICH

CAN CAUSE MELANOMA.

THERE IS NEVER A GOOD REASON TO

STEP INTO A TANNING BED.

KNOWN CARCINOGENS.

CLEARLY THE CASE DESPITE

ARGUMENTS FROM THE TANNING

INDUSTRY THAT OTHERWISE TANNING

CAUSES SKIN CANCER.

IN ADDITION TO A LIGHT BOX,

USE HIGHER WATTAGE LIGHTBULBS,

INSTALLING A SKYLIGHT OR OPEN

THE BLINDS.

IF YOU WORK IN A DARK ROOM

LIKE CBN NEWS ROOM, SPEND A FEW

MINUTES OUTSIDE EACH HOUR.

TAKE A WINTER VACATION AND

GET DOWN TO THE CARIBBEAN IF YOU

LIVE IN THOSE NORTHERN CLIMATES.

INSTEAD OF REACHING FOR YOUR

COMFORTER, REACH FOR YOUR GYM

BAG.

EXERCISE PUMPS OXYGEN INTO THE

BRAIN MAKING US ALERT AND

ENERGETIC AND RELEASES

ENDORPHINS, NEUROTRANSMITTERS

THAT CREATE A FEELING OF

EUPHORIA.

IF I AM STRESSED OUT OR

TIRED, WORKING OUT REVERSES ALL

OF THAT.

I CONCENTRATE ON WHAT I AM DOING

PHYSICALLY, IT HELPS NE

MENTALLY.

IF YOU SUFFERING FROM

OCCASIONAL CASE OF WINTER BLUES,

A FEW LIFE STYLE CHANGES CAN

HELP YOU ENJOY WINTER, SPRING

WILL BE HERE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT.

LORIE JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH, MARK.

UP NEXT, HOW CALLING ON THE NAME

OF THE LORD STOPPED A ROBBER.

FINALLY A GROUP OF FLORIDA

WOMEN PROVED HOW POWERFUL PRAYER

CAN BE.

JACKIE HEGLER WAS HOSTING A

JEWELRY PARTY.

THEY PUT THEIR FAITH INTO

ACTION.

I FELT THIS BOLDNESS COME IN

WITHIN ME, IN THE NAME OF

JESUS', GET OUT OF MY HOUSE.

HE SAID I AM GOING TO SHOOT

SOMEBODY IF YOU DON'T DO WHAT I

SAY.

I REPEATED IT.

AS I DID THE LADIES STARTED

CHANTING JESUS, JESUS, JESUS.

HE DID A QUICK SCAN.

THIS LOOK OF TERROR CAME OVER

HIS FACE AND TURNED AROUND AND

RAN OUT THE DOOR.

THAT WAS THE END OF IT.

THE NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES,

JESUS, I GOT CHILLS WHEN SHE

SAID THAT.

THE WOULD BE ROBBER WAS CAUGHT

BY THE POLICE.

THE EXPERIENCE SHOWED HER JUST

HOW MUCH GOD IS HER SHIELD AND

PROTECTOR.

THAT IS INCREDIBLE.

THE NAME OF JESUS' IS MORE

POWERFUL THAN WE REALIZE.

SOMETIMES WHEN YOU GET IN THE

SITUATION, YOU'LL FIND OUT.

THAT IS ALL FOR THIS EDITION OF

"NEWSWATCH."

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