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The Brody File: Mr. Paul Goes To Washington March. 14, 2013

The Brody File looks at the impact of Senator Rand Paul's filibuster. Also, Jenny in the B Block interviews Joel Rosenberg about President Obama's upcoming trip to Israel. Read Transcript


David: THIS WEEK ON

"THE BRODY FILE," MOVE OVER

JIMMY STEWART, THERE IS A

NEW MOVIE IN TOWN.

GET READY FOR MR. PAUL GOES

TO WASHINGTON.

I WILL SPEAK UNTIL I CAN

CAN NO LONGER SPEAK.

DAVID: WHAT RAND PAUL'S

FILIBUSTER MEANS FOR THE

FUTURE OF CONSERVATISM.

AND JENNY AND THE "B" BLOCK

TALKS TO HIM ISRAEL AND

PRESIDENT OBAMA.

HOW IMPORTANT IS IT FOR

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU TO GET

THAT GREEN LIGHT FROM

PRESIDENT OBAMA?

I THINK IT IS CRITICAL.

David: AND KATELYN

BURKE GOES IN SEARCH OF WHAT

YOU WOULD CUT FROM YOUR

BUDGET.

THE FEDS SURE AREN'T DOING A

GOOD JOB.

WHAT WOULD YOU CUT OUT?

THE CAFE MOCHA.

David: PLUS,

CHEERLEADERS IN TEXAS GO

BIBLICAL.

"THE BRODY FILE" IS NEXT.

*

*

David: AND WELCOME,

EVERYBODY, TO ANOTHER

EDITION OF "THE BRODY

FILE."

HEY, LOOK, BEFORE WE GO ANY

FURTHER, WE JUST WANT TO

BRING YOUR ATTENTION TO "THE

BRODY FILE" GOATEE.

WE'RE TRYING A NEW

MAKEOVER.

WE'RE KIND OF GOING FOR THE

LEONARDO DICAPRIO LOOK.

BUT WE MAY END UP LOOKING

LIKE THIS GUY IN JUST A FEW

WEEKS.

NOW TO THE NEWS.

SENATOR RAND PAUL DOMINATING

THE HEADLINES AFTER HIS

13-HOUR FILIBUSTER ON THE

SENATE FLOOR LAST WEEK.

IT WAS REGARDING THE OBAMA'S

ADMINISTRATION SECRECY OVER

DRONE STRIKES ON AMERICANS.

IT REMINDED US OF JIMMY

STEWART'S CLASSIC FILIBUSTER

IN THE MOVIE "MR. SMITH GOES

TO WASHINGTON."

I'M GOING TO STAY RIGHT

HERE AND FIGHT FOR THE LOST

CAUSE.

EVEN IF THIS ROOM GETS

FILLED WITH LIES LIKE

THESE.

AND THE TAILORS AND ALL OF

THEIR ARMIES COME MARCHING

INTO THIS PLACE.

SOMEBODY WILL LISTEN TO ME.

David: HOW ARE YOU

GOING TO OUT-DO THAT?

LET'S TAKE A TRIP WITH THE

SENATOR, AS MR. PAUL GOES TO

WASHINGTON.

*

David: HE DIDN'T

EXACTLY FAINT, BUT HE HAD

HIS MOMENTS.

I WILL SPEAK UNTIL I CAN

NO LONGER SPEAK.

I WILL SPEAK AS LONG AS IT

TAKES UNTIL THE ALARM IS

SOUNDED FROM COAST TO COAST

THAT OUR CONSTITUTION IS

IMPORTANT.

NO ONE WILL EVER FORGET

JANE FONDA SWIVELING AROUND

IN NORTH VIETNAMESE ARMOURED

GUN AND IT IS DESPICABLE.

IT IS ONE THING TO TRY HER

FOR TREASON, BUT ARE YOU

GOING TO DROP A DRONE ON

JANE FONDA.

David: DURING HIS

FILIBUSTER, HE GOT SOME HELP

FROM SOME OF HIS COLLEAGUES,

INCLUDING SENATOR TED CRUZ

WHO CAME BY NOT TO JUST READ

FROM THE CONSTITUTION, BUT

ALSO HE READ TWEETS.

WELCOME TO A SOCIAL MEDIA

CRAZE FILIBUSTER.

I WILL READ A SERIES OF

TWEETS.

"SO PROUD OF RAND PAUL

STANDING UP FOR WHAT'S

RIGHT.

STAND WITH RAND."

"RAND PAUL, A REASON TO BE

PROUD OF YOUR ELECTED

REPRESENTATIVES AGAIN.

KEEP GOING, RAND."

David: THIS FILIBUSTER

IS PERFECT MATERIAL FOR A

BRODY FILE COMMENTARY.

LOOK, FOLKS, RAND PAUL MAY

HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT

DRONES AND SPEWING

LIBERTARIAN PHILOSOPHY ON

WHEN TO WAGE WAR, BUT HIS

FILIBUSTER IS MUCH DEEPER

THAN ANY OF THAT.

NOT TO TAKE ANYTHING AWAY

FROM THE CONTENT OF WHAT

SENATER PAUL SAID, BUT HE

WANTS TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT

IN 2016.

THE FIRST THING YOU HAVE TO

DO IF YOU EVER WANT TO BE

SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED, YOU

HAVE TO BE NOTICED.

WELL, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

RAND PAUL GOT NOTICED.

HE IS PLAYING THE MEDIA LIKE

A FIDDLE.

HE COMPLETED HIS FILIBUSTER,

AND THEN HE TOOK A VICTORY

LAP THE NEXT DAY ON ALL OF

THE MAJOR NETWORK SHOWS.

BUT BEYOND THAT, HE SHOWED

HE IS A MAN OF PRINCIPLE.

THIS IS NO ACT IF -- I

SHOULD SAY WHEN HE RUNS IN

2016, HE IS THE GUY WHO HAS

NOW BEGUN TO ESTABLISH

HIMSELF AS A MAN WITH DEEP

CONVICTIONS.

GUESS WHAT?

THE WHOLE NATION NOW KNOWS

ABOUT HIM.

ROUND ONE FOR RAND PAUL.

"THE BRODY FILE" HAS TALKED

TO RAND PAUL NUMEROUS TIMES

ABOUT THE

LIBERTARIAN-LEANING VIEWS,

AND HERE WAS A CONVERSATION

WE HAD WITH HIM RECENTLY

WHERE HE TALKED ABOUT HOW A

LIBERTARIAN MINDSET CAN

ACTUALLY WORK FOR THE

REPUBLICAN PARTY.

HOW CAN BOTH OF THOSE SECTS,

IF YOU WILL, WORK TOGETHER

FOR THE FUTURE OF THIS

COUNTRY.

THAT'S KIND OF WHAT WE

NEED AS A REPUBLICAN PARTY

BECAUSE THE LIBERTARIAN

MESSAGE, THE LIBERTARIAN

REPUBLICAN MESSAGE, ATTRACTS

A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE.

WE NEED THOSE IN OUR PARTY.

THE PRESIDENT WON THE

MAJORITY OF THE YOUTH.

IT GOES BEYOND THE CAUCASIAN

ETHNIC GROUP.

IT IS ATTRACTIVE TO

HISPANICS, IT IS ATTRACTIVE

TO AFRICAN-AMERICANS.

THERE IS A LOT ABOUT THIS

THAT WILL HELP US TO GROW

THE PARTY.

I THINK IF YOU COMBINE

TRADITIONAL CONSERVATISM

WITH LIBERTARIANISM, SOMEHOW

YOU'LL GROW YOUR PARTY BIG

ENOUGH TO WIN NATIONAL

ELECTIONS AGAIN.

David: ALL RIGHT, TIME

TO MOVE TO THE 2014 MID-TERM

LANDSCAPE.

THE REPUBLICANS ARE POISED

TO DO WELL IN THESE MID

TERMS BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATS

ARE DEFENDING MORE SENATE

SEATS THAN REPUBLICANS.

AND THEY GET MORE GOOD NEWS

THIS WEEK.

MICHIGAN SENATOR CARL LE

LEVIN IS RETIRING.

HE HAS BEEN IN THE SENATE

SINCE THE CIVIL WAR -- AT

LEAST IT SEEMS THAT WAY.

AND ALSO RETIRING

J-ROCKEFELLER, AND TOM

HARKIN.

THE G.O.P. IS GOING TO WIN

QUITE A FEW SEATS TO WIN

BACK CONTROL OF THE SENATE.

TIME NOW TO TALK ABOUT THE

LATEST ON PRESIDENT OBAMA

AND SPENDING CUTS.

NOW, I KNOW, I KNOW IT IS

HARD TO CONTEMPLATE ALL OF

THAT IN ONE SENTENCE.

BUT CHECK OUT THE LATEST ON

THE SEQUESTER.

HOW ABOUT THE MOVE BY NEW

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN

KERRY.

HE IS IN EGYPT, MEETING WITH

MOHAMMED MORSI, AND HE GOES

AHEAD AND PLEDGES

$250 MILLION TO MORSI'S

RADICAL GOVERNMENT.

NOW, MORSI IS THE GUY WHO

CALLED JEWS APES AND PIGS --

REMEMBER THIS?

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

David: JUST SO WE'RE

CLEAR, THE PRESIDENT IS

GIVING MONEY TO THAT GUY IN

EGYPT, THE APES AND PIGS

GUY, BUT BECAUSE OF THE

SEQUESTER, WE'RE CUTTING OUR

MILITARY LEFT AND RIGHT.

WE'RE EVEN CUTTING THE

SEPTEMBER 11th VICTIMS'

COMPENSATION FUND.

AND THE TOPIC OF CUTS CAME

UP DURING A HEATED EXCHANGE

ON FOX NEWS' THE O'REILLY

FACTOR SHOW.

HERE IS LIBERAL ANALYST,

ALLEN COMBS, GOING AT IT

WITH AN IRATE BILL O'REILLY

OVER THE FACT THAT THIS

PRESIDENT HASN'T PROPOSED

ANY SINGLE SPECIFIC SPENDING

CUTSMENT.

FOR $2.50 IN TAX CUTS --

THAT'S NOT THE THING --

HE IS CUTTING

MEDICARE --

NO, THAT IS NOT

SPECIFIC.

HE HAS TO SAY, HERE ARE THE

PROGRAMS THAT ARE GOING TO

GO DOWN.

HERE IS HOW WE'RE GOING TO

REFORM MEDICARE AND SOCIAL

SECURITY, AND THE MAN

REFUSES TO DO IT.

THAT'S NOT TRUE.

HE IS TRYING TO CUT THE

PROGRAMS --

NOW I'M GETTING TEED OFF

ON YOU.

GIVE ME ONE PROGRAM HE SAYS

HE WILL CUT.

HE SAYS HE'LL CUT

ENTITLEMENTS.

THAT'S NOT A PROGRAM.

YOU ARE A LIAR.

DON'T CALL ME A LIAR.

WHERE IS THE PROOF.

DON'T SIT THERE AND CALL

ME A LIAR.

WE CAN HAVE A DISAGREEMENT

WITHOUT YOU CALLING ME A

LIAR.

YOU ARE LYING.

THERE IS A DIFFERENCE

BETWEEN HAVING A

DISAGREEMENT AND CALLING ME

A LIAR.

THIS IS WHY I'M CALLING

YOU A LIAR.

GIVE ME ONE PROGRAM HE WOULD

CUT --

HE WOULD CUT MEDICARE AND

MEDICAID.

David: "THE

BRODY FILE" HAS A

SUGGESTION.

HE SHOULD GO TAKE A CLASS ON

ANGER MANAGEMENT.

MY NAME IS SHEILA, AND WE

ARE HERE TODAY FOR ANGER

MANAGEMENT.

WHY DON'T WE ALL TAK MAKE A

BIG GRIEWJ.

GROUP.

BREATH IN, BREATHE IN,

BREATHE OUT.

David: LET'S MOVE ON.

WITH ALL OF THIS TALK ABOUT

BUDGETS AND SEQUESTERS AND

CUTS, WE DECIDED TO SEND

KATELYN BURKE OUT THIS WEEK

TO TRIM THE FAT.

* WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO

* WHAT HAPPENS TO ALL THAT

CASH *

David: AND KATELYN

JOINS US WITH MORE ON THAT.

WELL, DAVID, IT IS NO

SECRET THAT

THE U.S.

GOVERNMENT HAS A SPENDING

PROBLEM.

SO WHILE THE FOLKS IN

WASHINGTON TRY TO FIGURE

THAT ONE OUT, WE ASKED SOME

PEOPLE HERE HOW THEY WOULD

TRIM THE FAT FROM THEIR OWN

BUDGET.

WHAT WOULD YOU CUT OUT?

PROBABLY STARBUCKS AND

CAFE MOCHA.

THAT'S BASICALLY WHAT I

SPEND MOST OF MY MONEY ON --

THAT AND GAS, BUT I NEED TO

DRIVE.

SO COFFEE COULD BE LESS IN

MY LIFE.

BEVERAGES OR SMACK FOOD.

JUST EATING THE MAIN

NECESSITIES.

MY CLOTHES.

I SPEND A LOT OF FASHION.

Reporter: IF YOU HAD TO

TRIM THE FAT A LITTLE BIT,

WHAT WOULD YOU CUT?

I WOULD PROBABLY GET RID

OF MY NETFLIX ACCOUNT AND I

WOULD TRY NOT TO EAT OUT.

I WOULD GO TO THE GROCERY

STORE A LITTLE MORE.

ALL OF OUR PETS, AND THAT

WOULD SAVE A LOT OF MONEY.

NOT HAVING THE CATS AND --

I WOULD PROBABLY DO LESS

EATING OUT BECAUSE MY WIFE

IS A GOOD COOK.

Reporter: IF YOU HAD TO

TAKE A GUESS ON WHAT THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD DO

TO CUT BACK ON THEIR BUDGET,

DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS

FOR THEM?

I WISH THEY WOULD

LITERALLY SIT DOWN AND GO

THROUGH ALL OF THE

PORK-BARREL SPENDING.

I THINK ELIMINATING

THINGS THAT PEOPLE MIGHT

LIKE BUT AREN'T NECESSARILY

NEEDED.

I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF

THINGS THAT PRIVATE SECTORS

COULD TAKE CARE OF.

I HEARD THEY HAVE A LOT

OF SPENDING ON REALLY RANDOM

RESEARCH PROJECTS, LIKE

SQUIRRELS AND THINGS.

DAVID, I WOULD PROBABLY

HAVE TO CUT OUT THE NUMBER

OF CHICK-FIL-A LUNCH RUNS I

MAKE.

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

David: NO DOUBT, IT

WOULD BE THE TACO BELL

RUNS.

I'M OVERBUDGET EVERY WEEK.

THANKS, KATELYN.

WHEN WE COME BACK, PRESIDENT

OBAMA GETS ACCEPTED IN

JERUSALEM.

JENNY AND THE "B" BLOCK HAS

THE NITTY-GRITTY NEXT.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE BRODY FILE,"

EVERYBODY.

ALL RIGHT, LOOK, "THE BRODY

FILE" HAS A FEW SUGGESTIONS

FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA WHEN HE

GOES PACKING FOR HIS NEXT

OVERSEAS TRIP.

PASS THE POTATO LATKAS,

BECAUSE GUESS WHAT,

PRESIDENT OBAMA, YOU'RE

HEADING TO ISRAEL.

GOOD FOR YOU.

IT ONLY TOOK YOU FIVE YEARS

TO VISIT OUR CLOSEST ALLEY.

NICE.

WHAT IS GOING TO GO DOWN IN

THE HOLYLAND?

JENNY AND THE "B" BLOCK,

A.K.A. JENNIFER WISHON, IS

HERE TO EXPLAIN ABOUT THE

PRESIDENT'S FIRST VISIT TO

ISRAEL AS COMMANDER IN

CHIEF.

HERE IS MY TIP TO THE

PRESIDENT, LAYOFF THE

MATZAH.

Reporter: BETTER LATE

THAN EVER ON THIS TRIP.

THE TRIP IS COMING AT A

CRITICAL TIME FOR ISRAEL AND

THE MIDDLE EAST, AT IRAN

INCHES CLOSER AND CLOSER TO

MAKING A NUCLEAR BOMB.

THE CURRENT REGIME IN

IRAN IS VERY DANGEROUS.

Reporter: EXPERTS AGREE

IRAN'S QUEST FOR A NUCLEAR

BOMB IS TOPIC ONE WHEN

PRESIDENT OBAMA TOUCHES DOWN

ON ISRAELI SOIL.

*

Reporter: THE QUESTION

IS: WILL THE PRESIDENT'S

VISIT BE HEAVIER ON OPTICS

OR SUBSTANCE.

YOU CAN'T JUST GO VISIT

THE WESTERN WALL AND PRAY

AND VISIT THE SHRINES AND GO

TO BETHLEHEM AND DO THE

TOURIST SIGHTS AND MAKE

EVERYONE FEEL HAPPY.

Reporter: HOW BIG OF A

DEAL IS IT FOR THE PRESIDENT

OF THE UNITED STATES TO

VISIT A FOREIGN COUNTRY?

IT'S AN ENORMOUS SYMBOL

AND SIGNAL TO BOTH THE

COUNTRY THAT HE VISITS AND

THE COUNTRIES AROUND IT.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA HAS URGED ISRAEL TO

GIVE SANCTIONS AND DIPLOMACY

A CHANCE TO WORK.

BUT IRAN CONTINUES TO PRESS

AHEAD.

EVEN COZYING UP TO NORTH

KOREA, ANOTHER ROGUE NATION

WORKING TO DEVELOP THE

CAPABILITY TO LAUNCH NUCLEAR

WEAPONS.

IRAN HAS SEEN NORTH KOREA

TESTING NUCLEAR WAR HEAD,

AND ITS SCIENTISTS WERE

THERE AT THE LAUNCH.

WHICH MEANS THIS

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN IRAN

AND NORTH KOREA IS VERY

CLOSE.

*

Reporter: SINCE WINNING

RE-ELECTION, ISRAELI PRIME

MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

HAS BEEN BUSY ORGANIZING HIS

NEW GOVERNMENT.

NOW THAT HIS KEY LEADERS ARE

IN PLACE, IT IS TIME TO

CONSIDER THE TIMELINE FOR

THE POSSIBILITY OF A

PREEMPTIVE STRIKE AGAINST

IRAN.

THE ISRAELIS THINK IT

WILL COME TO THE PROVERBIAL

RED LINE SOMETIME IN THE

NEXT FEW MONTHS.

AMERICAN ANALYSTS THINK IT

WOULD TAKE LONGER BEFORE THE

IRANIANS HAVE THE CAPABILITY

TO ATTACK ISRAEL WITH A

NUCLEAR WEAPONS OF MASS

DESTRUCTION.

INTELLIGENCE IS A VERY FUZZY

BUSINESS.

THE BEST NETANYAHU CAN

HOPE FOR IS A GREEN LIGHT

FROM THE PRESIDENT, THAT,

YES, WE'VE RUN OUT OF BETTER

OPTIONS.

Reporter: HOW IMPORTANT

IS FOR PRIME MINISTER

NETANYAHU TO GET THAT GREEN

LIGHT FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA?

I THINK IT IS CRITICAL.

Reporter: DO YOU THINK

IN A FEW MONTHS WE'LL BE

TALKING ABOUT WAR?

I THINK WE'RE TALKING

ABOUT IT NOW.

I THINK THAT NETANYAHU, ONCE

HE HAS HIS GOVERNMENT FULLY

SQUARED AWAY, MEETS WITH THE

PRESIDENT, WE'LL KNOW NOT IF

HE IS GOING TO ATTACK, BUT

WE'LL BEGIN TO SENSE SOME

POSTER.

POSTURE.

Reporter: IRAN'S

NUCLEAR AMBITIONS AND THE

THREAT IT POSSESS TO ISRAEL

AND THE U.S. WILL LIKELY BE

ONE OF THE BIGGEST FOREIGN

POLICY CHALLENGES THE

PRESIDENT FACES IN HIS

TERM.

WITH EACH PASSING DAY, THE

CHANCE OF THEIR BEING A

PEACEFUL SOLUTION GROWS LESS

AND LESS LIKELY.

David: DANGEROUS

WATERS, FOR SURE.

JENNY, THANK YOU.

WHEN WE COME BACK, CUTTING

THE FAT -- NOT OUT OF THE

"THE BRODY FILE," THERE IS A

LOT OF THAT, BUT OUT OF THE

FEDERAL BUDGET IN YOUR

PERSONAL BUDGET.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE BRODY FILE."

ALL RIGHT, WITH ALL OF THIS

NEWS SURROUNDING THE

SELECTION OF A NEW POPE,

"THE BRODY FILE" WONDERS TWO

THINGS: FIRST OF ALL, IS THE

POPEMOBILE AIR CONDITIONED

AND EQUIPPED WITH FOUR-WHEEL

DRIVE?

THE SECOND QUESTION,

POSSIBLY MORE IMPORTANT,

WHAT DO CATHOLICS THINK OF

THE CHURCH TODAY?

WELL, A NEW POLL HAS SOME

INSIGHT.

TAKE A LOOK.

52% OF CATHOLICS THINK THE

CHURCH IS MOVING IN THE

RIGHT DIRECTION.

JUST 31% DON'T THINK SO.

HOWEVER, 52% OF CATHOLICS

ALSO THINK THE CHURCH IS OUT

OF TOUCH WITH THE VIEWS OF

CATHOLICS.

62% SAY THE NEXT POPE SHOULD

ALLOW PRIESTS TO MARRY.

AND ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE,

CHECK THIS OUT, CATHOLICS 18

TO 34 SUPPORT SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE BY A 62 TO 30%

MARGIN.

CATHOLICS OVER 55 ARE

OPPOSED 50% TO 39%.

FROM THE CATHOLIC CHURCH NOW

TO THE BIBLE, THAT'S CALLED

AN EVANGELICAL TRANSITION.

HOW ABOUT THE MOVE BY NEW

C.I.A. CHIEF JOHN BRENNAN.

HE WAS SWORN IN AS C.I.A.

CHIEF BY VICE PRESIDENT

JOSEPH BIDEN LAST WEEK.

BUT NO HAND ON THE BIBLE.

ACTUALLY, LET ME THINK FOR A

MOMENT.

THERE IS NO BIBLE ANYWHERE

TO BE FOUND.

INSTEAD, HE WENT WITH HIS

HAND ON AN ORIGINAL DRAFT OF

THE CONSTITUTION THAT HAD

GEORGE WASHINGTON'S PERSONAL

HANDWRITING ON IT.

WELL, THAT'S NICE, BUT THE

PROBLEM HERE IS THAT THAT

CONSTITUTION IS DATED TO

1787, BEFORE THE BILL OF

RIGHTS.

IN OTHER WORDS, HE TOOK THE

OATH OF OFFICE ON A PIECE OF

PAPER THAT DIDN'T INCLUDE

THE FIRST, THE FOURTH, THE

FIFTH, OR THE SIXTH

AMENDMENT, NOT TO MENTION

ANY OF THE OTHER AMENDMENTS

INCLUDED IN OUR CURRENT

VERSION OF THE

CONSTITUTION.

UNBELIEVABLE.

MAYBE NOT SO UNBELIEVABLE.

WHILE WE'RE LOOSELY ON THE

SUBJECT OF THE BIBLE, LET'S

TURN TO THE STORY OF THE

CUNTZ HIGH SCHOOL

CHEERLEADERS.

THEY'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF ONE

BIG CONTROVERSY AFTER THEY

DECIDED TO WRITE BIBLE

VERSES ON THE RUN-THROUGH

BANNERS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL

FOOTBALL GAMES.

BECAUSE IT IS A PUBLIC

SCHOOL, SOME PEOPLE

THREATENED A LAWSUIT, AND

NOW THE WHOLE THING IS TIED

UP IN THE COURT SYSTEM.

HERE IS MORE OF OUR REPORT

FROM KUNTZ, TEXAS.

THE CHEERLEADERS MAY SEEM

LIKE TYPICAL TEENAGED GIRLS,

BUT IN REALITY, THEY'RE

ANYTHING BUT.

TAKE A LOOK AT THE BANNERS

THE FOOTBALL PLAYERS RUN

THROUGH JUST BEFORE THEIR

GAMES.

THE CHEERLEADERS BEGAN

WRITING BIBLE VERSES ON THEM

LAST FALL.

I HAD A CHANCE TO MEET UP

WITH THE TEAM, AND I ASKED

THI THEM WHY THEY BOLDLY

DECIDED TO PUT THEIR FAITH

ON DISPLAY.

WE'RE ALL CHRISTIANS, AND

WE BELIEVE THE BIBLE IS FROM

GOD.

AND IF IT'S FROM GOD, WHY

NOT?

THAT'S WHAT WE WERE

THINKING.

IT IS A POSITIVE MESSAGE.

David: THE GIRLS' ZEAL

FOR GOD'S WORD WAS SO

CONTAGIOUS, IT NOT ONLY

INSPIRED THEIR OWN FOOTBALL

TEAM, IT CAUSED THE OPPOSING

TEAMS TO DO THE SAME THING,

AND THEY ALSO BEGAN WRITING

SCRIPTURES OWNER THEIR

BANNERS.

BUT THE FREEDOM FOR RELIGION

FOUNDATION FILED A COMPLAINT

WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT.

THEY SAID BIBLE VERSES

SHOULD NOT BE DISPLAYED AT

FOOTBALL GAMES BECAUSE THAT

BASICALLY MEANT THE SCHOOL

WAS PROMOTING A PARTICULAR

RELIGION.

THE CHEERLEADERS SAID THAT

WAS A VIOLATION OF THEIR

FREE SPEECH, AND THEY FILED

A LAWSUIT.

THEIR ATTORNEY, DAVID

STARNS, IS WORKING WITH

LIBERTY INSTITUTE ON THE

CASE.

THIS CASE IS ALL ABOUT

THE RIGHTS OF STUDENTS TO

EXPRESS THEIR SINCERELY-HELD

RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AT

SCHOOL.

THE UNITED STATES SUPREME

COURT SAID THAT STUDENTS DO

NOT LEAD THEIR

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AT THE

SCHOOL HOUSE GATE.

David: THE CASE WENT

TO COURT LAST OCTOBER, AND

THE JUDGE RULED THAT THE

CHEERLEADERS COULD CONTINUE

TO WRITE SCRIPTURES ON THE

BANNER FOR THE REST OF THE

SEASON.

THE SCHOOL BOARD BROUGHT IT

BEFORE THE COMMUNITY TO HEAR

FROM THEM.

THE CHEERLEADERS STOOD UP

FOR THEIR FAITH ONCE AGAIN

AND RECEIVED OVERWHELMING

SUPPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY.

THEY'RE GOOD KIDS.

THEY KNOW WHAT THEY

BELIEVE.

AND THEY ARE NOT AFRAID TO

STAND UP AND SAY WHAT THEY

BELIEVE.

David: EVEN THE TEXAS

GOVERNOR AND THE

ATTORNEY-GENERAL HAS

PUBLICLY SUPPORTED THE

CHEERLEADERS.

THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL HONORED

THEM AT A RECENT BANQUET,

AND HE SAYS HE IS PROUD OF

THE GIRLS FOR STANDING ON

THE PRINCIPLES OF THIS

COUNTRY.

WHEN YOU HAVE THE

CONVICTION, YOU CAN BE A

MESSAGER FOR THE ENTIRE

WORLD.

Reporter: WHAT IS GOING

ON IN THE SCHOOL?

YOU GUYS ARE THE COOL,

FAMOUS CHEERLEADERS, AREN'T

YOU?

WE'RE STILL THE SAME

PEOPLE WE ALWAYS WERE.

THIS HAS JUST HELPED, LIKE,

OUR FOOTBALL BOYS AND US

COME CLOSER TO EACH OTHER.

BUT, I MEAN, EVERYTHING IS

STILL THE SAME AT SCHOOL.

WE'RE ALL STILL CLOSE

AND, LIKE, NOBODY ARGUES.

WE HARDLY TALK ABOUT IT

ANYMORE.

David: SO FOR NOW, THE

CHEERLEADERS ARE WAITING FOR

THEIR NEXT COURT DATE IN

JUNE, TO SEE IF THEY CAN

CONTINUE TO PROCLAIM GOD'S

WORD AT THEIR HIGH SCHOOL

FOOTBALL GAMES.

"THE BRODY FILE" WISHING THE

YOUNG LADIES LUCK.

NEXT, AN OY-VEY MOMENT OF

THE WEEK THAT IS GOING TO

HAVE EVERY WIFE IN AMERICA

PRETTY UPSET.

BACK IN A MOMENT.

.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE BRODY FILE."

BEFORE WE LEAVE YOU, WE HAVE

A STORY THAT LITERALLY MADE

US SAY, WHAT THE WHAT?

AND IT MADE US THINK THIS

WOULD BE A GREAT OY-VEY

MOMENT OF THE WEEK.

*

David: ALL RIGHT,

FIRST A LITTLE BACKGROUND.

YOU REMEMBER FORMER SOUTH

CAROLINA GOVERNOR MARK

SANFORD, THE GUY CAUGHT

CHEATING ON HIS WIFE.

HE MADE UP HIS STORY HE WAS

HIKING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL

WHEN HE WAS WITH HIS

ARGENTINAN MISTRESS.

AND NOW HE IS RUNNING FOR

CONGRESS AND ASKING VOTERS

FOR A SECOND CHANCE.

I'VE EXPERIENCED HOW NONE

OF US GO THROUGH LIFE

WITHOUT MISTAKES.

BUT IN THEIR WAKE, WE CAN

LEARN ABOUT GRACE, A GO GOT

GOD OF SECOND CHANCES AND BE

THE BETTER FOR IT.

David: HERE IS THE

OY-VEY MOMENT, HE IS ASKING

HIS EX-WIFE TO RUN HIS

CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN.

I WOULD HAVE TOLD HIM TO

TAKE A HIKE ALONG THE

APPALACHIAN TRAIL.

AND SANFORD NOW ENGAGED TO

HIS ARGENTINAN MISTRESS.

OY-GEVALT.

THAT DOES IT FOR THIS WEEK.

UNTIL NEXT TIME, GOD BLESS

AND HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

*

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