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CBN NewsWatch: March 18, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, March 18: Republicans grappleswith identity at CPAC; High Court considers Ariz. voter registration law; Most don't want U.S. involvedd in Israel-Palestinian deal; and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," RECONSTRUCTING

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

THE NEW REPORT OUTLINING THE

G.O.P.s CHANGE FOR THE

FUTURE.

PLUS AMERICA AT WORK IN

THE MIDDLE EAST.

AHEAD OF THE PRESIDENT'S

VISIT TO ISRAEL, WE'LL LOOK

AT NEW POLL EVALUATING U.S.

INVOLVEMENT IN THE REGION.

AND HOW U.S. CHRISTIANS

ARE WORKING TO MAKE LIVES

EASIER FOR THE MOST

VULNERABLE IN THE UKRAINE.

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

AND I'M HEATHER CELLS.

AFTER LOSING THE LAST TWO

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS,

REPUBLICANS AND

CONSERVATIVES ARE ASKING

WHERE THEY GO FROM HERE.

Mark: THAT WAS THE TOP

ISSUE AT THIS WEEKEND'S

CONSERVATIVE POLITICAL

ACTION CONFERENCE.

AS DAVID BRODY REPORTS, THE

FLOOR WAS OPEN TO A WIDE

VARIETY OF IDEAS.

* I WAS RAISED

David: THIS

CONSERVATIVE CONFAB MIGHT AS

WELL HAVE BEEN CALLED A

CONSERVATIVE CROSSROADS.

THE MOVE IS GRAB PELLING

GRAPPLING WITH FINDING THE

WINNING FORMULA.

MITT ROMNEY SAYS LESSONS

MUST BE LEARNED.

IT IS UP TO US TO MAKE

SURE WE LEARNED FROM OUR

MISTAKES AND MY MISTAKES,

AND WE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF

THAT LEARNING TO MAKE SURE

WE TAKE BACK THE NATION,

TAKE BACK THE WHITE HOUSE,

GET THE SENATE, AND PUT IN

PLACE CONSERVATIVE

PRINCIPLES.

Reporter: BUT NOBODY IS

QUITE SURE WHAT THOSE

MISTAKES ARE, EXACTLY.

SOME, LIKE SARAH PALIN AND

TED CRUZ, CAME TO THE C-

C-PAK STAKE ARGUING FOR A

MORE ROBUST DEFENSE AND

CONSERVATISM.

RICK PERRY TOOK A SWIPE AT

ROMNEY AND THE MORE MODERATE

CROWD.

YOU NEED TO NOMINATE

CONSERVATIVES IF YOU'RE

GOING TO WIN ELECTIONS.

YOU CAN'T DO IT WITH

MODERATES OR EVEN MODERATE

CONSERVATIVES.

AMERICANS WANT THE REAL

THING.

David: WHICH LEADS US

TO THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL

ELECTION AND WHY KENTUCKY

CENTER RAND PAUL EDGED MARCO

RUBIO.

ONE REASON FOR THAT IS SOME

CONSERVATIVES ARE STARTING

TO SEE RUBIO AS A BIT MORE

ESTABLISHMENT CLASSED AS

COMPARED TO THE CONSERVATIVE

THAT PAUL IS PREACHING.

THE G.O.P. OF OLD HAS

GROWN STALE AND

MOSS-COVERED.

David: PAUL IS

DEFINITELY A FORCE TO BE

RECKONED WITH.

I THINK HE IS GOING TO

GET THE LIBERTARIANS.

I THINK HE IS GOING TO GET A

LOT OF TEA PARTY PEOPLE.

I THINK HE'S GOING TO GET A

LOT OF CONSERVATIVE PEOPLE.

AND ABOVE ALL, I THINK HE IS

GOING TO GET A LOT OF YOUNG

PEOPLE.

David: THERE IS NO

DOUBT PAUL IS THE HOT

COMMODITY IN CONSERVATIVE

CIRCLES.

JUST ASK CHRIS CHRISTIE AND

BOB McDONALD, WHO WEREN'T

INVITED TO SPEAK.

IT IS ALL PART OF A LARGER

NARRATIVE ABOUT JUST HOW

CONSERVATIVE THE G.O.P.

NEEDS TO BE TO WIN

ELECTIONS.

EVANGELICALS AND TEA

PARTIERS WANT THE PARTY TO

STAY TRUE TO CONSERVATIVE

PRINCIPLES.

OTHER REPUBLICANS DISAGREE.

IT IS SOMETHING WE DISCUSSED

WITH A GUY WHO HARD-LINED

CONSERVATIVES SEEM TO LOVE.

HOW DO YOU SEE THIS FIGHT IN

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY RIGHT

NOW?

I LIKELY AGREE WITH THE

TEA PARTY.

I THINK THEY HAVE TO STAY

TRUE.

I THINK THEY GOT AWAY WITH

IT LAST TIME, AND IT JUST

DIDN'T HAPPEN THAT WAY.

THAT'S PROBABLY ONE OF THE

REASONS THAT THE ELECTION

RESULTS WERE SO BAD.

YOU HAVE TO STAY TRUE TO

YOUR PRINCIPLES, THERE IS NO

QUESTION ABOUT IT.

David: BUT EVEN WHEN

YOU DO THAT, YOU CAN STILL

GET BEAT.

OBAMA CAMPAIGN'S GROUND GAME

WAS FAR SUPERIOR TO WHAT

ROMNEY PUT OUT THERE.

THAT WAS PART OF THE

DISCUSSION HERE.

I THINK TARGETING VOTERS

WOULD BE BETTER BECAUSE WE

WORKED WITH THE CAMPAIGN,

AND WE RECEIVED A LOT OF

CALLS AND A LOT OF DOOR

KNOCKING, AND THE LISTS WE

GOT WERE NOT GOOD.

WE NEED TO TARGET THEM AND

REACH OUT TO THOSE PEOPLE.

David: A LOT TO DIGEST

FOR A CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT

TRYING TO WALK IN LOCK STEP

TOGETHER.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS, IN

NATIONAL HA HARBOR,

MARYLAND.

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY MADE

PUBLIC NEW PLANS TO COURT

MINORITY VOTERS.

THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL

COMMITTEE FORMALLY ENDORSED

IMMIGRATION REFORM, AND A

$10 MILLION OUTREACH EFFORT

TO CONNECT WITH MINORITY

GROUPS, INCLUDING GAY

VOTERS.

FOCUS GROUPS PERCEIVED THE

PARTY AS BEING NARROW-MINDED

AND OUT OF TOUCH, AND STUFFY

OLD MEN.

THE MOVE IS MEANT TO RIVAL

THE PRESIDENT'S NATIONAL

POLITICAL MACHINE.

Mark: WE'RE JOINED BY

OUR CHIEF POLITICAL

CORRESPONDENT DAVID BRODY.

DAVID, OBVIOUSLY, THERE IS

SOME DIVISION AS TO WHERE TO

TAKE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

WE COULD SEE THAT IN THE

REPORT, BUT IT COULD ALSO BE

SEEN DURING C-PAK.

David: I THINK THE

LINE OF C-PAK WAS WHEN RAND

PAUL GOT UP THERE AND TALK

ABOUT HOW THE G.O.P. IS OLD

AND MOSS-COVERED.

YOU WILL NEVER HEAR A LINE

LIKE THAT FROM MARCO RUBIO.

MARCO RUBIO IS MORE OF THE

ESTABLISHMENT CLASS.

YES, HE IS TEA PARTY, BUT HE

IS ALSO PART OF THAT INSIDER

WASHINGTON CROWD.

RAND PAUL DOESN'T WANT TO BE

THAT GUY.

SO RAND PAUL CAN GET AWAY

WITH SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

MARCO RUBIO CANNOT.

THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE.

AND AS WE MOVE FORWARD TO

2016, IT IS GOING TO BE

INTERESTING TO WATCH RAND

PAUL VERSUS MARCO RUBIO.

BOTH TEA PARTY GUYS, BUT

BOTH APPROACHING IT IN TWO

VERY DIFFERENT WAYS.

Mark: AS WE JUST

REPORTED, THE R.N. C.

RELEASED THE NEW REPORT

CALLING FOR REFORMS BEFORE

THE NEXT ELECTIONMENT IT

SAID THE LAST ELECTION

SERVED AS A WAKEUP CALL.

HOW SO?

David: WELL, THERE ARE

A LOT OF DIFFERENT REASONS.

FIRST OF ALL, THEY NEED TO

REACH OUT TO HISPANICS IN A

MUCH BETTER WAY.

HERE IS THE PROBLEM WITH

THAT, MARK: WHEN YOU GO

THROUGH SOME OF THIS REPORT

THEY TALK ABOUT THROWING

MONEY HERE AND REACHING OUT

THERE, BUT THE TRUTH IS IF

THE ONLY REASON THEY'RE

DOING ALL OF THIS IS TO,

QUOTE,"WIN ELECTIONS IERAS

ELECTIONS," AND THAT'S THE

NUMBER ONE REASON, THEN ALL

OF IT IS GOING TO FAIL.

BECAUSE, ULTIMATELY THIS IS

A HEART ISSUE AS WE SAY IN

THE EVANGELICAL WORLD.

THEY'VE GOT TO BE SERIOUS

ABOUT REACHING OUT HISPANICS

AND AFRICAN-AMERICANS, TO

INVEST THE TIME AND GO INTO

THOSE COMMUNITIES TO

COMPLAIN WHY

CONSERVATIVE/REPUBLICAN

POSITIONS WORK.

THAT'S GOING TO BE THE KEY.

IF THEY DON'T BELIEVE IT,

AND THEY JUST WANT TO WIN

ELECTIONS AND HOPE PEOPLE

WILL COME THEIR WAY BECAUSE

THEY THREW $10 MILLION,

$15 MILLION AT THE PROBLEM,

THAT'S NOT GOING TO WORK.

Mark: OUTREACH IS A BIG

THEME OF THE NEW REPORT, AND

HOW CAN THE G.O.P. DO A

BETTER JOB OF REACHING

PEOPLE, AND WHO SHOULD THEY

BE REACHING?

WHAT ARE SOME MORE

SPECIFICS, DAVID?

BEYOND HISPANICS AND

AFRICAN-AMERICANS.

YOUNG PEOPLE HERE ARE GOING

TO BE THE KEY.

THE 18 TO 34-YEAR-OLDS.

THIS IS WHY WE'RE SEEING THE

PROBLEM IN THE REPUBLICAN

PARTY.

A LOT OF FOLKS ARE SAYING WE

NEED TO BE MORE INCLUSIVE.

WE NEED TO BE A LITTLE

HIPPER, AND WE NEED TO

UNDERSTAND THEIR EVOLVING

ISSUES ON TRADITIONAL

MARRIAGE, AND NOW BECOMING

MORE SUPPORTIVE OF SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE.

I THINK THIS IS PART OF THE

ISSUE FOR THE REPUBLICAN

PARTY RIGHT NOW.

HOW INCLUSIVE ARE YOU GOING

TO BE?

HOW FAR AWAY ARE YOU GOING

TO WALK AWAY FROM THE

BEDROCK JUDEO CHRISTIAN

PRINCIPLES.

SOME WILL SAY YOU NEED TO GO

MORE TOWARDS THE CENTER AND

REACH OUT TO THOSE YOUNG

PEOPLE.

OTHER PEOPLE SAY, WAIT A

MINUTE HERE.

YOU'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING

TOTALLY DIFFERENT, AND

YOU'VE GOT TO DO WHAT YOU'VE

BEEN DOING FROM THE

BEGINNING, FOR A LONG TIME,

SINCE REAGAN WAS PRESIDENT,

AND REALLY TALKING ABOUT

SOCIAL ISSUES IN WAYS THAT

EVERYBODY CAN UNDERSTAND

IT.

Mark: ALL RIGHT, DAVID

BRODY, ONCE AGAIN, THANKS

FOR YOUR TIME.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

THANKS, MARK.

THE SUPREME COURT IS SET

TO DECIDE IF STATES CAN HAVE

PEOPLE PROVE THEY'RE U.S.

CITIZENS BEFORE THEY ARE

REGISTERED TO VOTE.

Reporter: OPPONENTS

FROM OUTSIDE THE SUPERIOR

COURT ARE HOPEFUL THE

JUSTICES WILL STRIKE DOWN

ARIZONA'S VOTING LAW BECAUSE

IT REQUIRES MORE PROOF THAT

WOULD-BE VOTERS HAVE TO

SUPPLY UNDER THE FEDERAL

LAW.

THIS IS ABOUT THE BASIC

RIGHT TO VOTE.

ARIZONA IS TRYING TO SAY NO,

THEY WILL NOT ACCEPT THE

FEDERAL MAIL VOTER

REGISTRATION FORM UNLESS IT

IS ACCOMPANIED BY ADDITIONAL

DOCUMENTATION.

WE JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST

HITLER AND NAZI-ISM.

WHEN WE CAME BACK TO

ARIZONA, WE WERE NOT ALLOWED

TO VOTE UNTIL 1948, AND WHAT

GOES ON TODAY TO TRY TO

SUPPRESS VOTING, THAT REALLY

AMAZES THAT TYPE OF THING IS

STILL GOING ON TO THIS DAY.

Reporter: BUT THE MAN

WHO DEFENDED ARIZONA LAW,

AND THE MAN WHO WROTE IT,

SAYS STATES HAVE THE RIGHT

DETERMINE IF PEOPLE ARE

ELIGIBLE CITIZENS.

WE KNOW THERE IS VOTING

FRAUD.

WE HAVE HAD MANY, MANY

INDICTMENTS IN MANY STATES

OF VOTER FRAUD.

IT IS TIME WE STEP UP TO THE

PLATE AND ENSURE THAT THE

RIGHT TO VOTE IS FOR

CITIZENS OF THE UNITED

STATES.

Reporter: IF THE COURT

UP HOLDS ARIZONA LAW, 12

OTHER STATES ARE READY TO

PASS SIMILAR LAWS.

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S NOMINEE

FOR SECRETARY OF LABOUR

COULD FACE TOUGH OPPOSITION

FROM SENATE REPUBLICANS IN

HIS CONFIRMATION HEARING.

THOMAS PEREZ IS HEAD OF THE

CIVIL RIGHTS DEPARTMENT.

BUT REPUBLICANS HAVE

QUESTIONS ON HIS RECORD ON

IMMIGRATION, AND SOME SAY

PEREZ HAS BEEN GUIDED TOO

MUCH BY HIS LIBERAL

POLITICAL VIEWS, AND SAY HE

DIDN'T TELL THE WHOLE STOR

IN HIS TESTIMONY IN 2010

ABOUT THE BLACK PANTHER

PARTY.

Mark: ISRAEL'S NEW

GOVERNMENT WAS SWORN IN

TODAY, JUST TWO DAYS BEFORE

PRESIDENT OBAMA ARRIVES ON

HIS FIRST VISIT AS

PRESIDENT.

BOTH ISRAEL AND THE

PALESTINIANS HAVE THEIR OWN

AGENDAS FOR THE VISIT.

BUT A NEW POLL SHOWS MOST

AMERICANS DON'T WANT THE

U.S. TO TAKE THE LEAD IN

NEGOTIATIONS.

JOHN WAGGI HAS MORE.

Reporter: ISRAELIS

WON'T HAVE MUCH TIME TO

DIGEST THE MEANING OF THEIR

NEW GOVERNMENT.

THEY'RE HAVING VISITORS.

U.S. FLAGS ARE GOING UP

AROUND ISRAEL FOR THE FIRST

PRESIDENTIAL VISIT IN FOUR

YEARS.

AS THE HISTORIC KING DAVID

HOTEL, THE STAFF IS WORKING

OVERTIME BECAUSE THE

PRESIDENT WILL ARRIVE JUST

BEFORE THE PASSOVER

HOLIDAY.

THE KITCHEN WILL BE OPEN

24 HOURS A DAY WITH SPECIAL

MEMENUS, AND WE'RE LOOKING

FORWARD TO IT.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH THE

WELCOME IN ISRAEL WILL BE

FRIENDLY, AMERICANS ARE NOT

OPTMISTIC ABOUT WHAT THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION CAN

ACCOMPLISH THERE.

THE LATEST ABC NEWS

"WASHINGTON POST" POLL SAYS

AMERICANS SYMPATHIZE WITH

PALESTINIANS BY A BIG

MARGIN.

55% TO 45%.

BUT 70% WANT THE U.S. TO

LEAVE A SOLUTION TO THE

CONFLICT BETWEEN ISRAEL AND

THE PALESTINIANS

THEMSELVES.

THAT'S A 15-POINT JUMP FROM

THE LAST POLL 11 YEARS AGO.

NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS ON

THE DIPLOMATIC FRONT,

SECURITY WILL BE TIGHT, TO

SAY THE LEAST.

THERE IS A LOT AMOUNT OF

COOPERATION TAKING PLACE

BETWEEN ISRAELI POLICE AND

THE AMERICAN SECURITY.

Reporter: IN

PALESTINIAN-CONTROLLED

BETHLEHEM, THE SECURITY

CONCERNS MULTIPLY.

U.S. OFFICIALS INSPECTED THE

CHURCH OF THE IN AN IN ANY

NATIVITY THIS WEEKEND.

IT IS THE BEGINNING OF YET

OTHER BATTLE FOR WORLD

PUBLIC OPINION BEFORE THE

PRESIDENT ARRIVES ON

WEDNESDAY.

JOHN WAGGI, CBN NEWS.

ALREADY MAKING A NAME FOR

HIMSELF AS A PEOPLE'S POPE.

POPE FRANCIS OFFICIALLY

BECOMES THE LEADER OF THE

1.2 BILLION CATHOLICS ON

TUESDAY.

JOSEPH BIDEN AND DIGNITARIES

FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE ARE

FLYING IN FOR THE CEREMONY.

Mark: DESPITE ALL OF

THE POMP, THE THIS NEW POPE

IS DISPLAYING A TOUCH FOR

THE COMMON PEOPLE.

Reporter: IN THE FOUR

DAYS SINCE HIS ELECTION TO

LEAD THE CATHOLIC CHURCH,

FRANCIS HAS ALREADY MADE HIS

MARK AS THE PEOPLE'S POPE.

A CROWD OF MORE THAN 150,000

ROARED AS HE MADE HIS FIRST

SUNDAY APPEARANCE FROM THE

WINDOW IN ST. PETER'S

SQUARE.

IN THE 15-MINUTE ADDRESS, HE

ABANDONED HIS WRITTEN

REMARKS, AND INSTEAD

DELIVERED OFF THE CUFF

REMARKS ABOUT GOD'S POWER TO

FORGIVE.

HE IS A PEOPLE PERSON,

AND I THINK HE IS AMAZING.

HE IS GOING TO DO WONDERFUL

FOR THE CHURCH.

Reporter: EARLIER

SUNDAY, FRANCIS CELEBRATED

MASS AT A TINY VATICAN

CHURCH, AND BROKE PRECEDENT

BY WADING INTO THE CROWD,

SHAKING HANDS AND KISSING

BABIES.

THIS IS SOMEBODY WHO IS

WITH THE PEOPLE.

HE IS REALLY SPEAKING TO

THEM.

I THINK THAT MESSAGE GOES

FAR.

Reporter: TODAY FRANCIS

PREPARES FOR THE INAUGURAL

MASS OF HIS PAPACY.

LEADERS FROM ACROSS THE

WORLD OF COMING FROM ACROSS

THE COUNTRY.

INCLUDING PRESIDENT KRISTINA

KERSHNER.

THERE ARE SOME WHO CLAIM THE

POPE DID NOT DO ENOUGH TO

PROTECT JESUIT PRIESTS WHO

WERE KIDNAPPED.

THE VATICAN HAS REJECTED THE

QUOTES AS SLANDER.

Mark: LAWMAKERS IN

NORTH DAKOTA HAVE SENT TWO

NEW PRO-LIFE BILLS TO THE

DESK.

ONE BANS ABORTIONS AS EARLY

AS 6 WEEKS INTO A

PREGNANCY, AND THE OTHER

REJECTS THOSE FOR DOWN

SYNDROME.

PRO-CHOICE ACTIVISTS HAVE

PROMISED A LEGAL BATTLE OVER

THE MEASURES IF THEY BECOME

LAW.

IN THE MEANTIME, PLANNED

PARENTHOOD IS PUSHING TO

DEFEAT AN ABORTION BILL THAT

IS BEING CONSIDERED IN NORTH

CAROLINA.

LEGISLATORS INTRODUCED THE

MEASURE LAST WEEK.

IT REQUIRES DOCTORS TO HAVE

ADMITTING PRIVILEGES AT A

NEARBY HOSPITAL TO PROVIDE

ABORTIONS.

AND DOCTORS WOULD BE FORCED

TO STAY ONSITE UNTIL THE

WOMAN IS READY TO GO HOME

FOLLOWING AN ABORTION.

PROPONENTS SAY IT IS ABOUT

KEEPING WOMEN SAFE, AND

CRITICS SAY IT WILL LIMIT

ACCESS TO ABORTIONS.

THE WOMEN NEED TO BE

PROTECTED.

HER HEALTH IS PARAMOUNT.

IF YOU'RE GOING TO DO IT,

WHICH I DON'T AGREE WITH,

YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE THE

WOMAN IS SAFE.

Mark: OBSERVERS SAY

SOME VERSION OF THE BILL

COULD PASS THE STATE SENATE

AND HOUSE.

IT WILL THEN BE UP TO THE

GOVERNOR TO SIGN.

UP NEXT, HOW THE CHURCH

IS BRINGING HOPE TO HURTING

ORPHANS IN THE UKRAINE.

THEY ARE UNKNOWN AND

SEEMINGLY UNWANTED AND

UNLOVED.

MILLIONS OF CHILDREN

WORLDWIDE LIVE WITHOUT

PARENTS.

Mark: NOW CHURCHES,

CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATIONS, AND

HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES IN ONE

EASTERN EUROPEAN NATION ARE

WORKING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

IN THE LIVES OF THE MOST

VULNERABLE.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS TONIGHT'S

FOCUS REPORT FROM UKRAINE.

Reporter: TO THE HUMAN

MIND, IT SEEMS ALMOST

IMPOSSIBLE.

BUT SPEND TIME WITH THE

ISAHA FAMILY, THEY'LL SOON

CONVINCE YOU WITH GOD ALL

THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

THE MOMENT YOU SEE AN

ORPHAN'S EYES, I PROMISE IT

WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

10 YEARS AGO, SHE LEFT

WITH A DARK PAST.

SHE WAS H.I.V. POSITIVE AND

BOTH HAD A RADICAL ENCOUNTER

WITH JESUS CHRIST THAT

CHANGED THEIR LIVES

FOREVER.

PIER I

I COULD SEE THE PATH I

NEED TO GO ON.

Tom: THE COUPLE'S

DREAM: TO SEE A NATION OF

UKRAINE WITHOUT ANY

ORPHANS.

IF SOMEBODY SAID I WOULD

HAVE THIS MANY CHILDREN AND

BE MARRIED TO AN H.I.V.

POSITIVE MAN, I WOULD SAY

THAT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE.

BUT GOD BIRTHED IN US

SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL.

Tom: THEY BECAME THE

FIRST FAMILY TO ADOPT A

CHILD WITH H.I.V.

NOT JUST ONE, BUT SEVEN

H.I.V. POSITIVE CHILDREN.

IF WE WANT TO SEE UKRAINE

WITHOUT ORPHANS, CHRISTIANS

HAVE TO BE PART OF THE

SOLUTION.

Tom: AND CHRISTIANS ARE

ANSWERING THE CALL.

SHE JOINED HUNDREDS OF

PASTORS AND CHRISTIAN

LEADERS FOR A SUMMIT ON

ORPHAN CARE.

THE ORGANIZER LEADS A

GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT

COMMITTED TO CARE FOR

UKRAINE'S ORPHANS.

GOD SAID HE IS THE FATHER

OF THE ORPHANS.

HE WANTS EVERY ORPHAN TO BE

IN A FAMILY.

HOW IS GOD GOING TO DO IT?

THROUGH THE CHURCH.

ADOPTION AND PROVIDING A

HOME FOR AN ORPHAN IS AN

INTERGAL PART OF THE

GOSPEL.

Tom: THIS IS A CROWD

THAT IS VERY SERIOUS ABOUT

SEEING A UKRAINE WITHOUT

ORPHANS.

SITTING IN THE CROWD THERE

ARE ABOUT 160 FAMILIES THAT

HAVE EITHER ADOPTED A

UKRAINEAN CHILD OR TODAY ARE

FOSTER PARENTS.

HE IS ONE OF THEM.

HE IS A PASTOR, AND ALONG

WITH HIS WIFE, THEY HAVE 31

FOSTER CHILDREN.

SHOULD ALL FAMILIES TAKE

31 CHILDREN IN LIKE WE DID?

NO.

BUT IF THIS MOVEMENT IS TO

HAVE A LASTING IMPACT,

CHRISTIAN LEADERS MUST SET

AN EXAMPLE, AND THEY ARE.

IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, GOD

HAS BEEN MOVING ON THE

HEARTS OF PASTORS TO LEAD

THE CHARGE.

Tom: PAUL IS VERY

ENCOURAGED BY WHAT HE SAYS

HAPPENING IN UKRAINE.

THE POTENTIAL HERE IS

HUGE BECAUSE THE CHURCH IS

ENGAGED ACROSS

DENOMINATIONAL LINES TO BE A

MODEL TO COUNTRIES AROUND

THE WORLD OF HOW THE CHURCH

CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR

CHILDREN.

Tom: IS HE WITH HELP

FOR ORPHANS, WITH

BIBLE-BASED ORPHAN

MINISTRY.

HE HAS SIX CHILDREN, FIVE OF

WHOM ARE ADOPTED.

THE ONLY WAY TO REACH

140 MILLION ORPHANS AROUND

THE WORLD IS THROUGH THE

CHURCH.

BECAUSE ONLY THE CHURCH IS

BIG ENOUGH, ONLY THE CHURCH

HAS THE POWER AND THE

MANDATE TO REACH THAT MANY

CHILDREN IN A SUSTAINED

WAY.

Tom: PASTORS IN

BELARUS, MOLDIVA HAVE

MOVEMENTS.

HE SAYS HE IS MOVED BY THE

PASTOR'S DEDICATION TO THE

VISION.

THEY DO IT WITH AN

UNDERSTANDING THAT GOD

COMMITS TO BLESS ORPHANS AND

THOSE WHO DO BLESS ORPHANS.

TO SEE AN AUDACIOUS VISION

THAT THESE GUYS ACTUALLY ARE

QUALIFIED TO TALK ABOUT

BECAUSE THEY'RE DOING IT.

Tom: STEVE WEBBER CALLS

THE MOVEMENT A MIRACLE.

WEBBER LEADS CBN'S UKRAINE

OFFICE, WHICH HAS AN ACTIVE

"ORPHANS' PROMISE"

OUTREACH.

20 YEARS AGO THERE WAS

SUCH A STIGMA AGAINST THE

ORPHANS THAT CHRISTIANS

WOULD FAKE PREGNANCY BY

CARRYING A PILLOW BEFORE

THEY WOULD TAKE AN ORPHAN.

TODAY WE'RE PREACHING TAKE

THE ORPHANS HOME IN OUR

CHURCHES.

Tom: AND THE PUBLIC IS

TAKING NOTE.

AT A NATIONALLY TELEVISED

EVENT THAT DREW UKRAINE'S

RICH AND FAMOUS, SVETLANA

AND UGIN RECEIVED HERO

STATUS AND WERE HONORED WITH

AN AWARD FOR THEIR HEART FOR

ORPHANS.

THERE WAS HARDLY A DRY EYE

IN THE CROWD AS PEOPLE STOOD

AND APPLAUDED.

WE DIDN'T THINK ABOUT ANY

AWARDS.

WE SIMPLY WERE DOING WHAT IS

ON OUR HEARTS TO DO.

WE HAVE ONLY GOD TO

THANK.

HE SHOWS US HOW TO LOVE THE

UNLOVABLE.

WITHOUT HIM, WE HAVE NO

LIFE.

WITHOUT HIM, MY CHILDREN

HAVE NO HOPE.

WITHOUT HIM, THE ORPHANS OF

UKRAINE HAVE NO HOPE.

Tom: GEORGE THOMAS, CBN

NEWS, UKRAINE.

UP NEXT, WHY A HIGH

SCHOOL PRINCIPAL'S SOLUTION

TO REACHING A 100%

GRADUATION RATE HAS SOME

STUDENTS UPSET.

Mark: SPRING IS JUST A

FEW DAYS AWAY, AND WITH IT

COMES THE EXCITEMENT OF HIGH

SCHOOL PROM,.

BUT SENIORS AT ONE NEW

YORK CITY HIGH SCHOOL MAY

NOT GET THAT CHANCE THANKS

TO SOME TOUGH LOVE.

ONE BAD APPLE SHOULDN'T

RUIN IT FOR ALL OF THE

SENIORS.

THE PRINCIPAL IS TELLING

HER STUDENTS THAT PROM IS

CANCELLED, UNLESS THEIR

GRADES IMPROVE.

THE SCHOOL ALREADY HAS A

HIGH GRADUATION RATE OF 90%,

BUT IT'S PRINCIPAL SAYS

GRADES ARE SLIPPING RITE NOW

AND THERE WILL NOT BE A

DANCE WITHOUT A 100%

GRADUATION RATE.

PEOPLE TRY DIFFERENT

THINGS TO MAKE SURE THAT

STUDENTS STAY FOCUSED ON

WHAT IS IMPORTANT.

GRADUATION IS IMPORTANT.

I THINK IT IS A GREAT

THING.

I THINK THE KIDS NEED TO

HAVE SOME ACCOUNTABILITY AND

THEY NEED TO HAVE HIGHER

STANDARDS.

SHE IS A GREAT PRINCIPAL.

THE CHANCELLOR BELIEVES

THAT STUDENTS HAVE NOTHING

TO WORRY ABOUT.

HE SAYS IT IS JUST A

MOTIVATIONAL TOOL.

AND IT APPEARS LIKE IT IS

MOTIVATING.

Mark: IT SEEMS A LITTLE

HARSH TO ME, 90% GRADUATION

RATE IS GREAT.

LET THE KIDS HAVE THEIR

PROM, BUT I'M NOT THE

PRINCIPAL.

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