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CBN NewsWatch: February 1, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Feb. 1: Obama admin. offers opt-out to birth control Mandate; White House calls embassy bombing 'act of terror'; Syria condemns Israeli strike, threatens 'surprise'; and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

CONTRACEPTION MANDATE ON

CONCESSION, A NEW OPT OUT.

PLUS AMERICAN EMBASSY, LATEST

ON THE DEADLY BLAST IN TURKEY.

HOW ONE SHELTER IS OFFERING

HOPE TO THE HOMELESS OF NEW YORK

CITY.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH." A BIG WIN FOR

OPPONENTS OF THE PRESIDENT'S

BIRTH CONTROL MANDATE.

GOOD EVENING I AM MARK MARTIN.

AND I AM WENDY GRIFFITH.

JOHN JESSUP HAS BEEN FOLLOWING

THE STORY, HE JOINS US FROM OUR

WASHINGTON BUREAU TO EXPLAIN WHY

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS

OFFERING RELIGIOUS NON-PROFITS

AN OPT OUT TO ITS HEALTH

INSURANCE MANDATE, JOHN.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

REVERSED COURSE, DECIDED TO

EXPAND THE RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION

ON THE HEALTH CARE LAW.

SAYING IT REQUIRED RELIGIOUS

ORGANIZATIONS TO VIOLATE THEIR

RELIGIOUS BELIEFS BY FORCING

THEM TO PAY FOR CONTRACEPTIVES

IN THEIR INSURANCE PLANS.

THE NEW RULE BALANCES OBJECTIVES

BY USING IRS -- AND ACCESS GROUP

TO BIRTH CONTROL WITH FORCING

FAITH-BASED GROUPS TO PAY FOR

IT.

THE APPROPRIATIVENESS TO

PROVIDE SERVICES TO WOMEN ACROSS

THE COUNTRY INCLUDING

CONTRACEPTION AND MAKING SURE WE

ARE MINDFUL OF RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY.

WENDY THE RULES DO NOT

INCLUDE FOR PROFIT LIKE HOBBY

LOBBY.

WENDY.

THANKS, JOHN.

FOR MORE ON THIS, WE TURN TO

JORDAN SEKULOW FROM THE AMERICAN

CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE,

JORDAN, WHO BENEFITS?

IT IS INTERESTING, IT IS AN

80-PAGE NEW PROPOSED RULE.

CHURCHES ARE EXEMPTED FROM THE

HHS MANDATE.

THOSE ARE RELIGIOUS EMPLOYERS

FOR PURPOSES OF THIS LAW.

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS IS WHAT

WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE ACLU

AND THEY CAN DECIDE TO OPT OUT

OF THE HHS MANDATE.

ALL OF THE PEOPLE ON THEIR

INSURANCE PLANS WILL STILL GET

FREE BIRTH CONTROL, FREE

CONTRACEPTION.

THEY WON'T HAVE TO PAY A

SURCHARGE.

AND WHO IS PAYING FOR IT, WE

KEEP ASKING?

NO ONE KNOWS THAT ANSWER.

I HAVE THE ANSWER, YOUR

EMPLOYER, JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE

SAYING YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY FOR

IT.

WE HAVE SAID NO TO THIS ONCE,

THIS FOR CHURCHES.

MOST RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS WHO

DIDN'T WANT THE HHS MANDATE

APPLYING TO THEM, THEY ARE NOT

GOING TO WANT THIS, EITHER.

THIS IS NOT A GOOD COMPROMISE

FOR THE EMPLOYERS OPPOSED TO THE

MANDATE?

IT IS A GIMMICK.

IT IS A NEW WAY OF MAKING IT

LOOK LIKE SOME WHERE THERE IS A

SHIFT.

IF THE INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYEE HAD

TO PAY EVEN A DOLLAR EXTRA A

MONTH, THEN YOU MAYBE ABLE TO

MAKE A DIFFERENT CASE.

RIGHT NOW, IT IS FREE.

INSURANCE COMPANIES WILL JUST

RAISE YOUR PREMIUMS.

EVERYBODY IS GOING TO GET THIS

WHEN THEY WANT IT.

IT DOESN'T APPLY TO THE

CHALLENGES CURRENTLY IN COURT.

THE 14 OTHER CASES NOW IN

FEDERAL COURT, 16 OTHER CASES.

WE HAVE BEEN WINNING THOSE, THE

11-3.

SO 11 OUT OF THE 14 ACTIVE

CASES, 2 MORE JUST FILED.

WE HAVE WON FOR PRIVATE

CORPORATIONS NOT EXEMPT.

ALL RIGHT.

INTERESTING TO FIND OUT WHAT

HAPPENS, JORDAN SEKULOW, THANKS

FOR YOUR TIME.

TURNING OVERSEAS ANOTHER

ATTACK ON A U.S. COMPOUND THIS

TIME IN TURKEY, A SUICIDE BOMBER

DETONATED KILLING HIMSELF AND

TURKISH GUARD ON WHAT THE WHITE

HOUSE IS CALLING A TERRORIST

ATTACK

REPORTER: TURKEY'S PRIME

MINISTER SAYS A MARXIST GROUP ON

THE REVOLUTIONARY PEOPLE'S

FRONT.

THEY DESIGNATE THE GROUP A

TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.

1:00 P.M. LOCAL TIME, A BOMB

WENT OFF AT A SECURITY CHECK

POINT KILLING A BOMBER, TURKISH

GUARD AND SERIOUSLY WOUNDING INING

TURKISH WOMAN.

THE U.S. IS WORKING CLOSELY WITH

THE TURKISH NATIONAL POLICE TO

ASSESS THE DAMAGE AND CASUALTIES

AND BEGIN AN INVESTIGATION.

TURKEY IS A KEY U.S. ALLY

LOCATED BETWEEN EUROPE AND

MIDDLE EAST.

WE BOTH SUFFER FROM THIS

TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE PROBLEM.

SECURITY AT U.S. EMBASSIES

HAS BEEN SCRUTINIZED SINCE THE

SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACK IN

BENGHAZI, LIBYA.

THAT ATTACK KILLED FOUR

AMERICANS INCLUDING U.S.

AMBASSADOR CHRIS STEVENS.

THE SPREAD OF RADICAL

ISLAMIST GROUPS HAS U.S. AND

WEST CONCERNED.

NORTH AFRICA COULD BECOME A BASE

FOR TERRORIST NETWORK.

THE PEOPLE OF THE AREAS ARE

TALKING ABOUT THE HORROR OF

LIVING UNDER SHARIA LAW.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS MORE.

REPORTER: RESIDENTS DANCE IN

THE STREETS CELEBRATING THEIR

LIBERATION FROM ISLAMIST.

IT SOON TURNED TO ANGER.

LASHING OUT AGAINST ANY SIGN OF

10 MONTHS OF OPPRESSION THEY

ENDURED.

DURING THE TIME THEY AMPUTATED

THE HANDS OF THESE TWO MEN FOR

SUPPORTING THE SOMALI

GOVERNMENT.

THIS MAN SAYS ISLAMIC POLICE CUT

MY HANDS AND SHOWED IT TO THE

CROWD.

JIHADIST TORTURED ME BEFORE

HACKING MY HAND OFF IN FRONT OF

EVERYONE.

A FIGHT AGAINST THE OPPRESSION

PLAYED OUT HERE IN THE STREETS

OF TIM BUCK TWO.

MANY STORIES OF TORTURE IN THIS

TOWN LIKE PUBLIC FLOGGING OF THE

VICTIMS.

SHE RECALLS, I WANTED TO DIE.

BETTER TO DIE THAN LIVE THROUGH

THIS.

MY BROTHER WAS SHOT AND KILLED

THROUGH REBELS.

FRANCE'S DEFENSE MINISTER IS

CALLING THE OPERATION IN MALI A

SUCCESS.

ERICK STAKELBECK JOINS US

NOW, LET'S START WITH THE AM EM

BAY SI ATTACK IN TURKEY.

MARK, IT IS AL-QAEDA OR

IRANIAN-LINKED GROUPS.

AL-QAEDA MADE NEW THREATS TO

CARRYOUT ATTACKS AGAINST

AMERICAN TARGETS.

TIMING OF THIS IN LIGHT OF THIS

IS INTERESTING.

WE HAVE A PATTERN HERE.

WE HAVE THE EMBASSY IN BENGHAZI,

OBVIOUSLY ATTACKED.

WE HAD IN ALGERIA, A AL-QAEDA

ENGINEERED HOSTAGE CRISIS SO

THIS SEEMS TO FIT A PATTERN.

AGAIN IT IS A U.S. EMBASSY, NO

COINCIDENCE.

ISLAMIC TERRORISTS DON'T TARGET

FOR NO REASON.

YOU HAVE THE POSSIBILITY, MARK

OF IRAN BEING INVOLVED.

INCREASED PRESSURE ON IRAN'S

PROXY, SYRIA AND THAT REGIME

IRAN IS TRYING TO PROP UP.

THERE IS PRESSURE ON IRAN ABOUT

THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM.

TWO MAIN POSSIBILITIES RIGHT

NOW, MARK, AL-QAEDA OR IRAN AND

ITS PROXIES.

ERICK, DO YOU THINK THE

ATTACKS LIKE THIS ARE GOING TO

BECOME MORE FREQUENT?

MARK, I DO.

I AT A TIME HATE TO SAY THAT ON

A FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

I DO BELIEVE THEY'LL BECOME

COMMON PLACE.

A LOT OF TIMES THE SECURITY IS

NOT UP TO SNUFF.

IT IS NOT WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE.

THAT IS NO. 1.

NO. 2, THE SYMBOLISM, MAYBE YOU

CAN'T STRIKE THE U.S. HOMELAND,

NEW YORK CITY, WASHINGTON, D.C.,

YOU CAN STILL STRIKE AMERICAN

INTERESTS ABROAD.

THEY CAN HIT US IN THEIR OWN

COUNTRIES.

TURNING THE THE SITUATION IN

MALI, WHY DID FRANCE GET

INVOLVED IN THE CONFLICT AT THIS

TIME.

DO YOU THINK THE U.S. SHOULD BE

DOING MORE?

MARK, WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT

THIS, NORTH AFRICA THREATENED

MALI FOR THREE YEARS HERE ON CBN

NEWS.

THE FRENCH WERE CONCERNED.

GEOGRAPHICALLY, FRANCE AND NORTH

AFRICA MALI ARE ONLY SEPARATED

BY THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA.

ISLAMIC JIHADIST CAN CARRY OUT

ATTACKS ON FRENCH SOIL.

WHAT CAN WE DO WELL?

ALREADY, MARK, WE ARE SETTING UP

A BASE IN NIGER, WHICH IS RIGHT

NEXT TO MALI FOR U.S. DRONES TO

FLY OUT AND POSSIBLY STRIKE

THESE ISLAMIC TERRORISTS LINKED

TO AL-QAEDA.

FRANCE SAY IT IS MISSION WAS

A SUCCESS.

IS THE BATTLE FOR MALI OVER,

ERICK?

I DON'T THINK SO, MARK.

YES, FRANCE, ABSOLUTELY MADE

GREAT GAINS, THESE

AL-QAEDA-LINKED GROUPS.

AL-QAEDA STILL VERY STRONG

THERE.

STILL A LOT OF CHAOS THERE.

A LOT OF INSTABILITY IN THAT

REGION.

THAT IS THE PLACE WHERE AL-QAEDA

THRIVES.

WEAK CENTRAL GOVERNMENT, VAST

YEAR OF THE SAHARAN DESERT,

PERFECT FOR TRAINING.

MORE TROUBLE OUT OF NORTH

AFRICA.

THE WILD CARD, AFTER REGIME OF

QADDAFI FELL, STARTED TRANSITING

FROM LIBYA INTO MALI AND INTO

THE HANDS OF AL-QAEDA IN NORTH

AFRIC

AFRICA.

THANK YOU SH ERICK.

HILARY CLINTON DELIVERED A

PARTING SHOCK OF HER RESPONSE TO

THE BENGHAZI ATTACK.

JOHN MCCAIN, LINDSEY GRAHAM WANT

ANSWERS WHY THERE WASN'T MORE

SECURITY AT THE MISSION WHERE

FOUR AMERICANS DIE.

THEY HAVE ACCUSED THE

ADMINISTRATION OF ACCUSING THE

PUBLIC ABOUT WHO CARRIED IT OUT.

CLINTON SAYS HER CRITICS DON'T

LIVE IN AN EVIDENT-BASED WORLD.

REGRETTABLE THEY DON'T ACCEPT

THE ADMINISTRATION'S

EXPLANATIONS.

JANUARY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

CAME IN AT 7.9%.

ECONOMY ADDED 157,000 JOBS LAST

MONTH.

THE LABOR DEPARTMENT SAYS HIRING

HAS BEEN GETTING STRONGER.

ANALYST EXPECT THE ECONOMY TO

KEEP GROWING AT A SLOW TO

MODERATE PACE.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS DECIDED TO

LET JOB'S COUNCIL EXPIRE EVEN

THOUGH MORE THAN 12 MILLION

AMERICANS REMAIN OUT OF WORK.

THE UNEMPLOYMENT HOVERED AROUND

9%.

BOTH PARTIES STILL BELIEVE

UNEMPLOYMENT IS TOO HIGH

ESPECIALLY AFTER NEWS THIS WEEK

THAT THE U.S. ECONOMY SHRANK IN

THE FOURTH QUARTER.

COUNCIL WAS INTENDED TO PROVIDE

A WAY FOR BUSINESS LEADERS TO

ADVISE THE PRESIDENT ON HOW TO

BOOST THE ECONOMY.

STOCK MARKET STRONG

PERFORMANCE IN JANUARY IS

CONTINUING INTO FEBRUARY.

TODAY'S DOW JONES CLOSED ABOVE

14,000 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN

MORE THAN 5 YEARS.

LAST TIME IT CLOSED THAT HIGH

WAS OF 2007.

REASON TO CELEBRATE.

COMING UP, LATEST ON ISRAELI AIR

STRIKE IN SYRIA.

WELCOME BACK, NEW REPORTS OF

ISRAELI WAR PLANES OVER SOUTHERN

LEBANON.

EARLIER THIS WEEK, ISRAELI

REPORTEDLY BOMBED A SYRIAN

WEAPONS PLANTS OUTSIDE DAMASCUS.

IRAN AND SYRIA THREATENED A

SURPRISE RETALIATION AGAINST

ISRAEL THAT HAS SOME ASKING IF

SERIOUS CIVIL WAR IS AT RISK OF

BECOMING A REGIONAL CONFLICT.

CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS FROM

JERUSALEM

REPORTER: ON THURSDAY THE

SYRIAN GOVERNMENT CONVENED --

DAYS BEFORE THE STRIKE IRAN

WARNED ANY ATTACK AGAINST SYRIA

WOULD BE CONSIDERED AN ATTACK

AGAINST IRAN.

ISRAELI MEDIA CONCLUDED THE

URGENT NEED TO ATTACK OUTWEIGHED

THE RISK OF SYRIAN RETALIATION.

WE SEE A HIGHER LEVEL OF

THREAT IN AMERICA AS WELL AS

ISRAEL.

THE POSSIBILITY OF THESE TYPE OF

WEAPONS FALLING INTO THE HANDS

OF THE OPPOSITION WENT UP.

ISRAEL WILL NOT COMMENT ON

THE ATTACK.

IT IS DECLARED RED LINES.

IT WOULD NOT ALLOW VAST CHEMICAL

WEAPONS STOCK PILE TO FALL INTO

HEZBOLLAH OR JIHADIST PLANS OR

GAME CHANGING WEAPONS SYSTEMS.

WITH ONE ISRAELI OFFICIAL SAID

IT COULD WELL BE WE WILL REACH A

STAGE WHERE WE WILL HAVE TO

REACH A POSITION.

IRON DOME ANTIMISSILE IN THE

NORTH AGAINST POSSIBLE

RETALIATION.

IT WOULD BE UNLIKELY TO ATTACK

ISRAELI OPENLY AT THIS POINT.

THEY HAVE NO INTEREST IN

ESCALATING THE CONFLICT.

THIS IS WHY ISRAEL.

GREATER THREAT SEEMS TO BE

FROM AN ATTACK FROM ISRAELI OR

JEWISH TARGETS FROM ABROAD.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

THANKS, CHRIS, IN THE MIDST

OF THE REPORTS OF ISRAELI

STRIKES, A WARNING FROM THE U.S.

WHITE HOUSE IS TELLING SYRIA NOT

TRANSFERRING WEAPONS TO

HEZBOLLAH AND LEBANON.

UP NEXT, SEE HOW NEW YORK

CITY'S MISSION IS HELPING PEOPLE

REMAIN CLEAN AND SOBER.

WHEN HURRICANE SANDY HIT NEW

YORK CITY, THOUSANDS FORCED FROM

THEIR HOMES AND MANY DISPLACED.

SHELTERS HAVE BEEN PROVIDING

HOPE FOR THE HOMELESS LONG

BEFORE THE CRISIS.

CHARLENE ISRAEL EXPLAINS WHAT

ONE NEW YORK MISSION IS DOING TO

RESTORE BROKEN LIVES.

THIS NEW YORK SHELTER FIRST

OPENED ITS DOORS IN 1879.

THE MISSION HAS BEEN

EFFECTIVELY REBUILDING THE LIVES

FOR MORE THAN 130 YEARS.

HERE THEY TREAT THE SYMPTOMS OF

HOMELESSNESS.

THEY TREAT THE ROOT CAUSES.

IN THE BEGINNING, ONLY

SHELTERING MEN.

TODAY IN THE CITY OF 8.4

MILLION, ITS KITCHEN SERVES SOME

800 MEALS A DAY.

WE CREATE NUTRITIOUS HOT

MEALS FROM SCRATCH WHILE IT IS A

PART OF OUR MENU, LOBSTER IS A

PART, TOO.

LAST YEAR THE MISSION

PROVIDED MORE THAN 30,000 BAGS

OF GROCERIES.

NEARLY 80,000 NIGHTS OF SHELTER.

ITS GOOD WILL EXTENDS BEYOND

FOOD AND HOUSING.

IT OFFERS A SIX MONTH LIVE-IN

DRUG AND ALCOHOL RECOVERY

PROGRAM.

PARTICIPANTS ARE ENROLLED IN

HANDS ON TRAINING AND JOB

COUNSELING.

ONCE ONLY MEN WERE ALLOWED AT

THE SHELTER.

TODAY WOMEN ARE WELCOME, TOO.

SOME THINGS HAVE REMAINED THE

SAME.

HYMN SINGING, PRAYER AND SERMONS

IN ITS CHAPEL PROVIDE

NOURISHMENT.

JAMES MACKLIN.

COCAINE DESTROYED ME AND ALL

I ACCOMPLISHED.

HE SOON FOUND HIMSELF

SLEEPING ON SUBWAY STATIONS.

HE RECALLS THE FIRST TIME HE

CAME TO THROUGHOUT CHAPEL DOORS.

I WAS REMEMBERING MY

CHILDHOOD AND SEEING THOSE

SCRIPTURES UP ON THE WALL AND

SUNG A SONG THAT I KNEW.

WOW, WHAT KIND OF PLACE IS THIS?

THIS PLACE, HE SAYS IS WHERE

HE FOUND REDEMPTION.

HE SHARES THAT SAME HOPE WITH

OTHERS.

I WANT TO BE THE FATHER TO

SOME THAT HAVE NEVER HAD, THE

FRIEND TO SOME THAT NEVER HAD.

A TRUE FRIEND AND SAY TO THEM,

IF I CAN DO IT, SO CAN YOU.

DONATIONS FROM PRIVATE

CITIZENS HELP THEM TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

IT RECEIVES NO GOVERNMENT MONEY.

SOMETHING THAT ALLOWS IT TO

IMPLEMENT SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE.

WHEN YOU CHANGE A MAN OR

WOMAN'S HEART IT TENDS TO LAST.

ESPECIALLY IF YOU SUPPORT THEM

AFTER THAT GRADUATE.

FOUR OUT OF FIVE OF OUR

GRADUATES ARE CLEAN AND SOBER A

YEAR LATER.

THAT IS A WONDERFUL RESULT.

RESULTS HE SAYS COST A LOT LESS

TO PRODUCE THAN AT GOVERNMENT

SHELTERS.

WE SAY FOR A MAN TO GO

THROUGH OUR PROGRAM AND GRADUATE

CLEAN AND SOBER AND CONNECTED TO

CHRIST TAKES $12,500.

YOU CONTRAST THAT WITH, FOR

INSTANCE, IT TAKES $20,000 A

YEAR TO WAREHOUSE A MAN AN EVEN

MORE IF HE HAS COMMIT ADD CRIME

IN JAIL.

CRAIG MAYS AGREES.

HE RUNS THE NEW YORK CITY RESCUE

MISSION.

THERE ARE SHELTERS THAT ARE

GETTING PEOPLE OFF THE STREETS

AND GIVING THEM FOOD AND

SHELTER.

IF YOU DON'T ADDRESS THE DEEPER

SPIRITUAL MORE FUNDAMENTAL

ISSUES OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A

HUMAN BEING, YOU ARE GOING TO

CONTINUE TO HAVE SHELTERS FULL

OF PEOPLE WHO COME BACK DAY

AFTER DAY, WEEK AFTER WEEK FOR

THE SAME THING.

PROBLEM OF HOMELESSNESS IS

BEYOND THE SCOPE OF LOCAL, STATE

AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

CITY OFFICIALS CALCULATE THE

NUMBER OF HOMELESS IN NEW YORK

AT AROUND 47,000.

WITH THE RISING COST OF LIVING,

MAYS BELIEVES IT IS MUCH HIGHER

AND ON THE RISE.

MEANWHILE PLACES LIKE THE

MISSIONS ARE SURE TO BE AROUND

OFFERING MORE THAN A HELPING

HAND.

CHARLENE ISRAEL, CBN NEWS, NEW

YORK.

UP NEXT GEARING UP FOR SUPER

BOWL SUNDAY.

WHAT ROLE DOES GOD PLAY IN THE

BIG GAME?

IT IS A VERY BIG WEEKEND FOR

FOOTBALL FANS.

THAT IS IT IS, SUNDAY 49ERS

OR RAVENS WILL BE CROWNED

CHAMPIONS OF SUPER BOWL 47.

WENDY, DOES GOD PLAY A ROLE IN

WHICH TEAM WINS?

GOD IS IN EVERYTHING, MARK.

I BELIEVE THAT.

NEARLY 30% SAY YES.

WE FOUND THAT A MAJORITY OF

AMERICANS, 53% OF AMERICANS SAY

THAT GOD REWARDS ATHLETES WHO

HAVE FAITH WITH GOOD HEALTH AND

SUCCESS.

WE HAVE SEEN A LOT OF THE OF

ATHLETES IN BASKETBALL,

BASEBALL, AND FOOTBALL VERY

DELIBERATE ABOUT WITNESSING

ABOUT THEIR FAITH, BEFORE,

AFTER, DURING THE GAME THROUGH

GESTURES AND MOST AMERICANS

APPROVE OF THOSE EXPRESSIONS AND

FAITH ON THE FIELD.

EVEN PEOPLE THAT DESCRIBE

THEMSELVES AS RELIGIOUSLY

UNAFFILIATI

UNAFFILIATING, APPROVE AND JUST

8% DISAPPROVE.

TEBOWING HAS BECOME POPULAR.

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