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CBN NewsWatch: February 6, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Feb. 6: Boy Scouts postpone vote on reversing gay ban; UK's Cameron draws fire over gay marriage vote; Residents push back against local drone use; and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH" A

DELAY ON THE BOY SCOUTS RULING

ON GAY MEMBERS, WHEN THEY'LL

MAKE THE DECISION TO LIFT THE

CURRENT BAN.

AND WHY SOME CITIES ARE

PROTESTING USE OF DOMESTIC

DRONES.

HOW CBN IS STEPPING IN TO

PROVIDE MEDICAL CARE TO THOSE IN

INDONESIA.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH." BOY SCOUTS

ORGANIZATION SAYING THEY NEED

MORE TIME.

GOOD EVENING EVERYONE I AM WENDY

GRIFFITH.

AND I AM MARK MARTIN.

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA HAS

POSTPONED A DECISION ON WHETHER

TO ALLOW GAYS TO BECOME SCOUTS

AND SCOUTS LEADERS.

THE EXECUTIVE BOARD NEEDED MORE

TIME.

WE ARE TRYING TO DO WHATEVER

WE DO WITH THE YOUNG PEOPLE WE

SERVE IN MIND.

EARLIER THIS WEEK THE GROUP

RECEIVED MORE THAN A MILLION

PETITIONS PROTESTING THE POLICY

THAT EXCLUDES HOMOSEXUALS AND

THOSE FORCED OUT BECAUSE OF

THEIR SEXUAL PREFERENCE.

IN THE NAME OF FAIRNESS AND

EQUALITY AND ALL THAT IS GOOD IN

SCOUTING, I ASK THE EXECUTIVE

BOARD TO END THIS HARMFUL

POLICY.

I DON'T WANT ONE PARENT TO

HAVE TO TELL THEIR PARENTS THAT

THEY CAN'T HELP BECAUSE THEY ARE

NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

FOURTEEN MEMBERS OF THE BOY

SCOUTS GROUP IS EXPECTED TO

GROUP THIS MAY.

JOINING US TO TALK ABOUT

HOMOSEXUALITY IS HARRY BISHOP

JACKSON IS BELTSVILLE, MARYLAND.

BISHOP, THIS HAS TURNED INTO A

DILEMMA, SUCH EMOTION ON BOTH

SIDES OF THE DEBATE.

IF YOU WERE ADVISING THE

ORGANIZATION, WHAT WOULD YOU

TELL THEM?

I WOULD TELL THEM, THEY NEED

TO STICK TO THEIR TRADITIONAL

POLICIES, NO. 1.

BECAUSE OF THE SUPREME COURT

RULINGS THAT ARE ABOUT TO COME

DOWN CONCERNING MARRIAGE THAT IS

RIGHT THERE.

AND THAT THERE ARE MANY, MANY

FOLKS WHO ARE GOING TO SUPPORT

THEM FINANCIALLY AND IN EVERY

OTHER WAY IF THEY STAND STRONG.

I ALSO WANT TO TELL THEM, THEY

PROBABLY HAVE DIRTY LAUNDRY THAT

IS BEING HELD OVER THEIR HEADS

MEANING FOLKS ARE GOING TO MAKE

ACCUSATIONS ABOUT IMPROPRIETIES

OVER LONG PERIODS OF TIME THAT

HAPPEN AND CALL THEM HYPOCRITES.

IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING THAT HAS

BEEN DONE WRONG, COME CLEAN AND

SAY WE WANT TO MAINTAIN OUR

REPUTATION AND CONTINUE TO TRAIN

THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS.

I BELIEVE THE FOLKS THAT WANT A

GAY ORGANIZATION CAN CREATE

THEIR OWN AND THIS IS LEGAL WHAT

THEY ARE DOING AND NOT

DISCRIMINATION.

ONE OTHER GROUP, THE BOY SCOUTS

IS DISPROPORTIONATELY ALIGNED

WITH AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND OTHER

MINORITY CHURCHES.

IF THEY SWING RADICALLY TOWARD

THE GAY COMMUNITY AND OPENING

DOORS WIDE, I THINK THEY'LL LOSE

AN AWFUL LOT OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN

AND HISPANIC CHURCHES THAT

DESPERATELY NEED THEIR KIND OF

ROLE MODELS IN THEIR

COMMUNITIES.

THAT'S RIGHT, 69% OF ALL BOY

SCOUTS COMMUNITIES ARE SPONSORED

BY CHURCHES.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS OF

LOCAL MEMBERS TO DECIDE FOR

THEMSELVES?

IT WILL DISSOLVE THE BOY

SCOUTS.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IS THIS,

SECTION BY SECTION THEY'LL HAVE

GROUPS THAT WILL TURN ALL GAY

AND THEN THEY'LL HAVE PEOPLE WHO

WILL BE CONCERNED ABOUT NOT

KNOWING WHAT EXACTLY THEY'LL GET

AND THE PEOPLE, THEIR CRITICS

DON'T CARE WHETHER THE INTEGRITY

OF THE ORGANIZATION CONTAINED,

THEY WANT THE PHOTO OP AND THIS

PR MOMENT TO PROMOTE THEIR

ULTIMATE INTEREST WHICH IS THEIR

SENSE OF FAIRNESS AND EQUALITY

WHICH IS MISPLACED.

ALL RIGHT, BISHOP JACKSON,

THANKS.

SAME-SEX PARTNERS OF THE

MILITARY, DEFENSE SECRETARY LEON

PANETTA -- AS WELL AS HEALTH AND

WELFARE PROGRAMS CONSIDERED.

FULL BENEFITS SUCH AS HOUSING

AND MEDICAL BENEFITS REQUIRES

THE APPEAL OF DEFENSE OF

MARRIAGE ACT.

FEDERAL LAWS FORBIDS ANY OTHER

MARRIAGE THAN A MAN AND WOMAN.

LEGISLATION IS CHAMPIONED BY

PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON.

SOME OF THE STRONGEST OPPOSITION

IS COMING FROM HIS OWN PARTY.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS THE STORY.

AYES TO THE RIGHT, 400.

NOES 175.

AYES HAVE IT.

REPORTER: FIRST OF SEVERAL

VOTES REQUIRED FOR UK'S MARRIAGE

LAW.

IT WILL ALLOW SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

IN RELIGIOUS AND CIVIL CEREMONY.

TODAY WAS ABOUT DO WE ACCEPT

FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF GAY

PEOPLE BEING ALLOWED TO CALL

THEIR UNION A MARRIAGE.

GLAD WE DO.

MARRIAGE IS A GREAT

INSTITUTION AND THERE FOR PEOPLE

GAY AS WELL AS PEOPLE WHO AREN'T

REPORTER: VOTE WENT CAMERON'S

WAY AND COST HIM POPULARITY IN

HIS PARTY.

MORE THAN HALF OF 300 LAWMAKERS

VOTED AGAINST OR ABSTAINED.

TO A LOT OF PEOPLE THEY FEEL

THIS IS THE STRAW THAT HAS

BROKEN THE CAMEL'S BACK.

WHO ARE WE TO DETERMINE,

IMPOSE, NATIONALIZE A NEW

DEFINITION OF MARRIAGE WHICH

WILL HAVE HUGE IMPLICATIONS.

PEOPLE BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND

THE FULL RAMIFICATIONS

REPORTER: SOME CONSERVETIES

FEAR THE ISSUE WILL COST THE

PARTY A LOT OF VOTES IN THE

GENERAL ELECTION.

IF PASSED THE BILL WOULD COME

INTO EFFECT IN 2015 AHEAD OF

THAT ELECTION.

CHARLENE ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

NO MORE MAIL ON SATURDAYS,

THEY PLAN TO STOP SATURDAY

DELIVERY.

IT WOULD MEAN A COST SAVINGS OF

TWO BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR.

PACKAGE DELIVERY WILL CONTINUE.

PACKAGE DELIVERY HAS INCREASED

14% SINCE 2010 AND LETTERS HAVE

DECLINED WITH E-MAIL AND

INTERNET.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS TRYING TO

AVOID AUTOMATIC SPENDING CUTS ON

MARCH 1ST.

CUTS WOULD HIT MILITARY AND

DOMESTIC PROGRAMS.

PRESIDENT WANTS CONGRESS TO COME

UP WITH A SHORT-TERM MEASURE TO

REDUCE THE DEFICIT.

PLAN INCLUDES SHORT TERM

SPENDING CUTS AND HIGHER TAXES.

REPUBLICANS ARE AGAINST HIGHER

TAXES.

SPENDING ON HEALTH CARE AND

RETIREMENT PROGRAMS WILL KEEP

DRIVING THE NATIONAL DEBT HIGHER

AND SEVEN MILLION AMERICANS WILL

LOSE THEIR HEALTH CARE COVERAGE

UNDER 'OBAMACARE'.

CONGRESS IS LOOKING TO LIMIT

DRONE STRIKES.

THE ISSUE HAS BECOME A HOT TOPIC

AFTER A NEWLY DISCLOSED DOCUMENT

EXPOSES HOW MUCH LEGAL POWER THE

ADMINISTRATION CAN USE AGAINST

TERRORISTS EVEN IF THEY ARE

AMERICAN CITIZENS.

A DOCUMENT SAYS AMERICAN

CITIZENS TIED TO AL-QAEDA CAN BE

KILLED IF QUOTE, AN INFORMED

HIGH LEVEL OFFICIAL BELIEVES THE

TARGET POSES AN IMMINENT THREAT.

DOCUMENT GOES ON TO SAY THE

GOVERNMENT IS NOT REQUIRED TO

HAVE CLEAR EVIDENCE.

NOW THE ADMINISTRATION IS COMING

UNDER FIRE.

HOW DOES DROPPING A BOMB ON

AN AMERICAN CITIZEN WITHOUT ANY

TRIAL NOT RAISE THE VERY HUMAN

RIGHTS QUESTIONS THAN SOMETHING

LIKE WATT ORE BOARDING?

PRESIDENT UNDERSTANDS THE

GRAVITY OF THESE ISSUES.

HE IS COMMITTED TO TAKING

SERIOUSLY HIS RESPONSIBILITIES

IN THIS.

CARNIE WENT ON TO SAY

TARGETED STRIKES ARE LEGAL,

ETHICAL, WISE AND NECESSARY TO

PREVENT FUTURE ATTACKS ON THE

U.S. MEANWHILE DRONE PROGRAMS ON

THE LOCAL LEVEL ARE COMING UNDER

FIRE.

OFFICIALS USED THE UNMANNED

AIRCRAFT TO FIGHT CRIME.

NOW THERE IS A LAW TO BLOCK

THE USE OF DRONES.

HEATHER SELLS REPORTS

REPORTER: VIRGINIA IS LEADING

THE PUSH TO BLOCK THE USE OF

UNMANNED AIRCRAFTS.

CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE BECAME

THE FIRST FOR SPY DRONES.

IF THE GOVERNOR SIGNS THE BILL,

VIRGINIA WILL BECOME THE FIRST

STATE TO ENACT DRONE

REGULATIONS.

LAW ENFORCEMENT GROUPS ARE

FIGHTING BACK.

THE SHERIFF SAYS IF HIS

DEPARTMENT HAD A DRONE BACK NO

2010, THEY MAY HAVE CAUGHT

GUNMAN CHRISTOPHER FATE BEFORE

HE KILLED EIGHT PEOPLE.

BEFORE THE HELICOPTER CAME

DOWN, WE COULD HAVE PINPOINTED

WHERE THIS INDIVIDUAL WAS VERSES

SENDING ANOTHER HELICOPTER

UPTAKING A CHANCE OF SOMEBODY

BEING SHOT DOWN ENOUGH NEW THE

CAMERA CARRYING POLICE DRONES

ARE UNWELCOME.

IT WOULD ALLOW EMERGENCIES

LIKE SEARCHING FOR MISSING

CHILDREN.

BY THE TIME A SEARCH WARRANT IS

FILED, IT COULD BE TOO LATE.

WE ARE NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF

INVADING PEOPLE'S PRIVACY.

IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION, WE

NEED TO USE WHAT WE HAVE

AVAILABLE.

ELEVEN OTHER STATES ARE

CONSIDERING RESTRICTING DRONE

USE.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

MAN BEHIND LAST YEAR'S

SHOOTING AS WASHINGTON

HEADQUARTERS PLEADED GUILTY TO

COMMITTING AN ARMED ACT OF

TERRORISM.

LLOYD KORKINS SHOT ONE MAN IN

THE ARM.

IN HIS PLEA AGREEMENT, HE

INTENDED TO KILL AS MANY AS

POSSIBLE IN HIS AUGUST SHOOTING.

HE TARGETED THE FRC FOR THEIR

STANCE ON GAY RIGHTS.

COMING UP, THE LATEST ON THE

AMERICAN PASTOR IMPRISONED IN

IRAN.

IRAN'S PRESIDENT MAHMOUD

AHMADENIJAD IS IN CAIRO, FIRST

VISIT BY IRANIAN LEADER IN THREE

DECADES.

THEY HAVE NOT HAD TIES SINCE

1979.

MAHMOUD AHMADENIJAD TALKED WITH

EGY

EGYPT'S ISLAMIST PRESIDENT

MOHAMMED MORSI.

THEY ARE NOT HAPPY.

THEY SUPPORTED SYRIAN DICTATOR

BASHAR ASSAD.

MAHMOUD AHMADENIJAD WAS FORCED

TO FLEE FROM AN ANCIENT MOSQUE

IN CAIRO AFTER A PROTESTER TOOK

OFF HIS SHOES AND THREW THEM AT

HIM.

MORSI GAVE MAHMOUD AHMADENIJAD A

RED-CARPET WELCOME.

ATTORNEYS FOR SAEED ABEDINI

SAY HE IS BEING TORTURED IN AN

IRANIAN PRISON.

AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND

JUSTICE HAS FILED AN APPEAL.

HE HAS BEEN CUT OFF FROM WIFE

AND CHILDREN.

HE IS SERVING EIGHT YEARS IN A

BRUTAL IRANIAN PRISON BECAUSE OF

HIS FAITH.

ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN

TEXTBOOKS SHOWS STUDENTS ONLY

GET ONE SIDE.

NEGATIVE BIAS FROM BOTH SIDES

ISN'T A SURPRISE TO MANY.

CHRIS MITCHELL EXPLAINS, THEY

WONDER IF THERE IS AN AGENDA

BEHIND THE REPORT

REPORTER: THE PALESTINIANS

ARE TAUGHT TO HATE ISRAELIS

THROUGH SCHOOL.

IN TEXTBOOKS IT IS NOT TRUE THEY

CLAIM.

THERE IS NO HATE SPEECH.

REPORTER: AMERICAN, ISRAELIS

AND PALESTINIAN RESEARCH SPENT

HUNDREDS OF HOURS RESEARCHING

TEXTBOOKS.

THE CONCLUSIONS ARE NOT IN LINE

WITH STANDING PRECONCEIVED

POSITIONS.

ISRAEL WASN'T SO HAPPY.

THIS ATTEMPT TO COMPARE

ISRAELI TEXTBOOKS.

HOW DO YOU PROMOTE A CULTURE OF

CONFRONTATION?

IT IS SOMETHING WRONG AND

DISTORTED.

REPORTER: RESEARCHERS CLAIM

TO USE A NEW METHOD FOCUSSING ON

POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE STATEMENTS,

NOT ON TRUTHS.

FOR INSTANCE, THE STUDY SAYS

PUTTING 1972 OLYMPIC MASSACRE IN

ISRAELI HISTORY BOOKS CASTS

PALESTINIANS IN A NEGATIVE

LIGHT.

THE TERRORISTS WERE

PALESTINIANS.

IF THEY WERE INCLUDED IN THE

TEXTBOOKS SUCH AS THE ATHLETES

ARE PRESENTED IN A NEGATIVE WAY,

WHAT ELSE DO WE NEED IN ORDER TO

PROVE THAT THIS IS LIABLE

AGAINST THE ADMINISTER OF

EDUCATION

REPORTER: THE REPORT HAS

LIMITATIO

LIMITATIONS.

THE TEXTBOOKS ARE IMPORTANT.

THEY DON'T INCLUDE HOLY

SCRIPTURES OR WHAT GOES ON IN

THE CLASSROOMS OR MEDIA.

THAT IS EXACTLY WHERE EXPERTS

SAY THE STUDY WENT WRONG.

AS A MEMBER OF THE STUDY'S

ADVISORY PANEL, HE POINTED OUT

PROBLEMS WITH THE PROCESS.

THEY DIDN'T PUT ABOUT 40

ITEMS, SIGNIFICANT ANTI-ISRAEL

ITEMS. IT WILL DO THE

OPPOSITE.

I AM AFRAID THIS REPORT WILL

TACKLE THE MAJOR PROBLEM THAT

PRESENTS US FROM PROMOTING

PEACE.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

UP NEXT, HOW CBN IS SHOWING

GOD'S LOVE TO THE MUSLIM

COMMUNITY IN INDONESIA.

A MAGNITUDE 8 EARTHQUAKE

STRUCK THE SOUTH PACIFIC.

GENERATING A TSUNAMI THAT SURGED

UP TO FIVE FEET LEAVING SEVERAL

PEOPLE MISSING AND PRESUMED

DEAD.

THE SO-CALLED RING OF FIRE,

VOLCANIC ZONES, WHERE 90% OF THE

QUAKES OCCUR.

THERE ARE THREE TO FOUR FREE

CLINICS BEING HELD EVERY MONTH.

DOUBLE GIVEN FROM FIVE YEARS

AGO.

CBN INDONESIA SAYS THE

SURGERIES ARE WAYS TO REACH OUT

TO THEM AND GIVING CHILDREN A

BETTER FUTURE.

TWO-YEAR-OLD CHILD IS CRYING

BECAUSE OF THE PAIN CAUSED BY

HERNIA.

IT IS PAINFUL AND CAN BE LIFE

THREATENING.

I FOUND OUT ABOUT HIS HERNIA

AT ONE YEARS OLD.

MY SON CRIED COMPLAINING IT WAS

PAINFUL.

THE COMMUNITY CLINIC CANNOT HELP

HIM.

HE NEEDED SURGERY.

I WAS HOPELESS.

WE BARELY HAVE MONEY TO BUY

FOOD.

WHEN CBN CAME TO OUR VILLAGE AND

INFORMED US ABOUT THE FREE

SURGERY, I REGISTERED HIM RIGHT

AWAY

REPORTER: MANY CHILDREN

WERE TAKEN TO CBN HEADQUARTERS

IN THE CITY.

THE FREE HERNIA AND CLEFT

SURGERIES OFFERED BY CBN.

SOME HAVE TRAVELED MUR THAN FIVE

HOURS TO GET HERE.

HIS SON IS RECEIVING A FREE

CLEFT SURGERY.

THESE CHILDREN ARE GIVEN FREE

SURGERY AND MEALS AND SHOWING

GOD'S LOVE.

THOSE PEOPLE I WOULD SAY 99%

ARE MUSLIMS.

THEY ARE FROM RADICAL MUSLIM

GROUPS.

WE SAY YOU ARE HERE BECAUSE OF

AMERICA.

MIRACLE.

IT IS IN YOUR BOOK THAT HE

PERFORMED MIRACLE, HE RAISED THE

DEAD.

THEY MAKE US DO ALL THIS AND

HELP YOU EXTEND THE LOVE TO YOU

REPORTER: LIKE THE REST OF

THE PATIENTS, THEY STAYED HERE

THEY WERE GIVEN A PLACE TO SLEEP

AND FOOD.

THE SURGERY WAS SUCCESSFUL.

I WOULD LIKE TO SAY A MILLION

THANKS TO CBN TO HELP LOW CLASS

PEOPLE LIKE US.

I AM HAPPY AND RELIEVED MY SON

IS HEALED.

NOW HE HAS A HUGE CHANCE TO BE

HEALTHY AND SUCCESSFUL IN THE

FUTURE.

THEIR FAMILIES AND EVEN THEIR

COMMUNITIES AS WELL ARE CHANGED.

THEY SEE THEIR PROBLEMS CAN BE

SOLVED.

THEY LEARN TO SEE LIFE MORE

POSITIVELY.

BECAUSE OF THE GOOD RESULTS MORE

PEOPLE COME TO CBN FOR HELP

WHICH MEANS MORE OPPORTUNITIES

FOR THE ORGANIZATION TO SHARE

GOD'S LOVE TO THEM.

LUCILLE TALUSAN, CBN NEWS,

JAKARTA.

UP NEXT, HOW MICRO LOANS ARE

CHANGING LIVES IN NIJER.

FINALLY MICRO LOANS ARE OFTEN

SMALL AMOUNTS OF MONEY THAT CAN

CHANGE PEOPLE'S LIVES IN A BIG

WAY.

OPERATION BLESSING IS

PROVIDING MICRO LOANS TO HELP

FAMILIES AROUND THE WORLD.

A FAMILY IN NIGER WANTED TO MOVE

CLOSER TO FIND WORK.

OPERATION BLESSING GAVE THE

FAMILY A MICRO LOAN SO THEY

COULD BUY TWO GOATS.

TODAY THE GOATS PROVIDE ENOUGH

MILK AND FATHER IS ABLE TO BREED

FOR OFFSPRING AND SEND HIS

CHILDREN TO SCHOOL.

THE OLD SAYING, DON'T GIVE

SOMEONE A FISH, TEACH THEM HOW

TO FISH.

THAT IS ALL FOR THIS EDITION OF

"NEWSWATCH."

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