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700 Club Interactive: Not Today - March 22, 2013

Award-winning producer Brent Martz shares about his latest movie "Not Today," a film that sheds light on the persecution of Dalits Read Transcript


Gordon: NONE OF US ARE

FREE.

IF ONE OF US IS ENSLAVED.

YOU'RE TELLING ME YOU

SOLD YOUR DAUGHTER.

Gordon: BEHIND THE

SCENES OF THE NEW MOVIE "NOT

TODAY," ON "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

ON "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

WE USE TECHNOLOGY TO PRAY

FOR EACH OTHER AND EXPLORE

TOPICS THAT MATTER TO YOU.

WATCH WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

WELCOME TO "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

TODAY WE'RE GOING HALF WAY

AROUND THE WORLD TO MEET A

GROUP CALLED "THE

UNTOUCHABLES."

THEY'RE MADE UP OF MILLIONS

OF MEN AND WOMEN AND

CHILDREN BORN IN THE

CULTURAL SYSTEMS OF INDIA

THAT ARE TREATED AS LESS

THAN HUMANMENT.

Terry: AND THEY'RE ALSO

THE LARGEST VICTIMS OF HUMAN

TRAFFICKING IN THE WORLD

BELIEVER, AND NOW ONE

CHURCH IN CALIFORNIA IS

USING A MOVIE TO SET THEM

FREE.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: EVERY DAY

SOMEWHERE IN INDIA, A DULL

DULLOT IS RAPED, BEAT TEND,

AND KILLED, CONSIDERED NOT

WORTHY TO BE IN THE SYSTEM.

THE VAST MAJORITY ARE POOR,

ILLITERATE, AND EXIST ON

LESS THAN $2 A DAY.

MATTHEW CORK STEPPED IN AND

CAME FACE TO FACE WITH THE

DULLETS.

Reporter: IN 2007 ON

HIS FIRST TRIP TO INDIA, HE

SAW UP CLOSE THE CHALLENGES

THAT MILLIONS OF DALLOTS EN

TOUR.

DALLOTS ENDURE.

ANY LOOKED AT MY OWN

CHILDREN, AND THOUGHT HOW

COULD ANYONE BE TREATED THAT

WAY.

Reporter: HE RETURNED

TO THE UNITED STATES, BUT

EMBOLDENED BY GOD TO TRY TO

CHANGE THEIR DESTINY.

WE FEEL OUR CHURCH SHOULD

BE THE CATALYST CHURCH IN

THE WEST TO FREE THESE

PEOPLE.

FOR SOME 30 YEARS, THIS

DOCTOR HAS WORKED ON BEHALF

OF THE MARGINALIZED AND

DEPRESSED IN THE INDIA.

TODAY AROUND THE WORLD,

THERE IS MORE SLAVES.

MODERN SLAVERY IS A HUGE

PROBLEM.

IN THERE IS THE EPICENTRE OF

THIS PROBLEM.

Reporter: THE DOCTOR

TOLD PASTOR CORK THAT

OCCASION WAS THE KEY TO

ENDING MODERN DAY SLAVERY IN

INDIA.

IN 2009 2002, HE STARTED

DULLET FREEDOM.

HE STARTED TO BUILD THE

SCHOOLS WHEN HE SAW HOW

EDUCATION CAN CHANGE THE

LIFE OF A DULLET.

THEY BEGIN TO SEE THEY

ARE CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF

GOD AND THERE IS AN

OPPORTUNITY.

AND AN ENGLISH EDUCATION

BRINGS THAT OPPORTUNITY THAT

WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN

AFFORDED TO THEM.

Reporter: THE FIRST

GOOD SHEPHERD SCHOOL OPENED

IN 1998.

TODAY THERE ARE 107 SCHOOLS

ACROSS INDIA, 42 FUNDED BY

FRIENDS CHURCH.

THE CHILDREN ATTENDING THESE

SCHOOLS GET MORE THAN JUST

AN ENGLISH EDUCATION.

ALMOST EVERY DAY WE TALK

TO THEM ABOUT JESUS.

WE TEACH THEM CHRISTIAN

SONGS, TEACH THEM BIBLE

VERSES.

WE WANT THE KIDS TO KNOW WHO

JESUS CHRIST IS AND GIVE

THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO

EXPERIENCE THE LOVE OF GOD.

HIGH-FIVE, BUDDY.

HERE WE GO.

THE EXCITEMENT AND THE

OPPORTUNITY TO GET AN

EDUCATION FOR SO MANY OF

THESE YOUNG DULLET

CHILDREN.

THEY CAN'T AFFORD TO GO TO

SCHOOL.

YES, SIR.

AND SO GOOD SHEPHERD

PROVIDES THEM, AND IN

ESSENCE DOESN'T CHARGE

PARENTS A LOT OF MONEY.

IT IS A FRACTION.

SO THESE KIT KIDS CAN GO TO

CHURCH.

FRIENDS CHURCH HAS COMMITTED

$20 MILLION TO BUILD 200

SCHOOLS ACROSS INDIA.

TO HELP RAISE MORE AWARENESS

AND STIR PEOPLE TO GREATER

ACTION, FRIENDS CHURCH HAS

MADE A MOVIE ABOUT THE

DULLETS OF INDIA.

THE FILM IS CALLED "NOT

TODAY.

TODAY."

IT IS THE STORY ABOUT A

RICH, YOUNG AMERICAN FROM

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

Reporter: WHO GOES

PARTYING HALF WAY AROUND THE

WORLD WITH FRIENDS.

LET'S GET SOME ACTION

TONIGHT.

Reporter: ONLY TO GET

EXPOSED TO THE SEEDY WORLD

OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

YOU'RE TELLING ME YOU

SOLD YOUR DAUGHTER.

Reporter: HE WINDS UP

RISKING HIS WIFE TO HELP A

DULLET FATHER SEARCH FOR HIS

LITTLE DAUGHTER HE SOLD TO

HUMAN TRAFFICKERS.

IT IS OVE OVERWHELMING.

WHEN THEY WATCH IT,

THEY'LL SEE THE STORY IN

INDIA, AND THE STORY OF

HUMAN SLAVERY AND HUMAN

TRAFFICKING.

AND THEY'LL BE IMPELLED TO

GET INVOLVED BECAUSE THEY

FELT IT.

MAYBE THEY FINALLY FELT WHAT

IT WAS LIKE TO BE A LITTLE

GIRL WHO WAS TAKEN FROM HER

FATHER OR EVEN SOLD BY HER

FATHER.

Gordon: BRENT MARSH,

THE PRODUCER OF THIS FILM IS

HERE WITH MORE.

WHAT MADE YOU DO THIS FILM?

IT WAS A RESPONSE TO MY

TRIP IN 2007, MYSELF AND

MATTHEW CORK.

AND WHAT WE SAW THERE

CHANGED OUR LIVES, AND IT

FOCUSED OUR LIVES AND GAVE

US A DIRECTION.

OUR CHURCH HAS BEEN THERE

FOR 100 YEARS, AND YET WE

FEEL LIKE WE'RE JUST

BEGINNING.

Gordon: INDIA HAS A

UNIQUE EFFECT ON PEOPLE,

PARTICULARLY AMERICANS.

THERE ARE TWO RESPONSES:

ONE, HOW DO I GET OUT OF

HERE?

CAN I GET ON THE PLANE NOW?

AND THE OTHER IS: WHAT CAN I

DO?

AND YOU OBVIOUSLY TOOK THE

"WHAT CAN I DO?"

WHAT MADE YOU THINK THAT A

FILM WOULD WORK, AND WHAT

ARE YOU TRYING TO DO WITH

IT?

WE TRULY BELIEVE THAT

FILM OR MEDIA IS THE

LANGUAGE OF OUR CULTURE.

FOR US, IT WAS IMPORTANT TO

TELL A STORY THAT WOULD

REACH THE WIDEST GROUP OF

PEOPLE.

AND SO AS WE LOOKED AT OUR

OPTIONS, FILM JUST SEEMED TO

BE THE RIGHT WAY.

AND SO WE JUST LAUNCHED

OFF -- WE NEVER MADE A MOVIE

BEFORE.

WE NEVER EXISTED TO MAKE

MOVIES.

THIS IS ABOUT TRYING TO

RAISE AWARENESS AND GET

PEOPLE TO GET INVOLVED.

Gordon: A LOT OF PEOPLE

IN THE WEST JUST REALLY

DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.

WE'VE GOT THESE NICE NAMES

FOR IT, CLASS SYSTEM.

AND WE DON'T REALLY

UNDERSTAND THE TRUE MEANING

BEHIND IT.

THE WORD FOR "CAST" CAN BE

VARNA, WHICH IS COLOR.

AND EVERYTHING CAN BE BASED

ON THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN.

IT GOES BACK THOUSANDS OF

YEARS WHEN A LIGHTER-SKINNED

GROUP FROM THE CAUCASIAN

MOUNTAINS, WHERE WE GET

CAUCASIAN, CAME INTO

NORTHERN INDIA AND LITERALLY

CONCONQUERED THE

DARKER-SKINNED.

AND IT WAS DEVISED TO KEEP

THEM AS SLAVES.

THE LIGHTER YOUR SKIN, THE

CLOSER TO GOD YOU, AND THE

DARKER YOUR SKIN, YOU'RE

CONSIDERED A DALIT.

AND YOU'RE CONSIDERED SO

DARK, IF YOU EVEN TOUCH

THEM, YOU COULD BE KILLED.

THE HORROR OF THAT HASN'T

REALLY TRANSLATED.

WHAT CAN WE DO TO GET THAT

MESSAGE OUT.

THAT THIS IS NOT JUST A

SOCIAL SYSTEM.

THIS IS TRULY DIABOLICAL.

I THINK THAT IS THE THING

THAT SHOCKED US.

THAT THIS IS HAPPENING

TODAY.

THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT

HAPPENED THOUSANDS OF YEARS

AGO.

BUT IT IS HAPPENING TODAY,

ALL THROUGHOUT INDIA.

OUR GOAL WAS TO KIND OF

BRING IT TO LIGHT.

THERE ARE MORE SLAVES TODAY

THAN EVER IN HISTORY, AND

THE DALITS ARE THE

LONGEST-LASTING SURVIVING

LABOR FORCE.

WE SAW IT FIRSTHAND IN SO

MANY WAYS.

FOR US IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT

WE RAISED AWARENESS AND WE

TOLD THE WORLD THIS IS

HAPPENING, AND WE CAN DO

SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

Gordon: YOU GET THE

BUZZ.

AND YOUR OWN YOUNG ACTRESS

IS UP FOR AWARDS.

TELL US ABOUT THAT.

SHE NEVER ACTED BEFORE.

SHE IS ACTUALLY A GIRL AT

ONE OF OUR SCHOOLS.

WE AUDITIONED ABOUT 15 OF

OUR GIRLS.

Gordon: SO SHE IS A

DALIT?

SHE IS A DALIT.

AND SHE WAS CHOSEN TO THE

ONIKA IN THE FILM.

IT WAS GREAT TO WATCH HER

JOURNEY AND HER FAMILY'S

JOURNEY AS SHE FLEW ON THE

PLANE FOR THE FIRST TIME TO

FILM, AND AS SHE TRAVELLED

OUT OF HER VILLAGE FOR THE

FIRST TIME AND STAYED IN A

HOTEL FOR THE FIRST TIME.

IT WAS INCREDIBLE TO WATCH

THE RESPONSE TO OTHERS

AROUND HERE --

Gordon: IT WAS PROBABLY

THE FIRST TIME SHE HAD

RUNNING WATER OR A TOILET.

IT WAS FANTASTIC.

SHE WON BEST BREAKOUT

PERFORMANCE.

PRETTY AWESOME.

Gordon: YOU'RE DOING

MORE THAN JUST MAKING

FILMS.

YOU AND YOUR CHURCH ARE

BUILDING SCHOOLS.

WHY IS EDUCATION SO

IMPORTANT THOUGH FO --

IMPORTANT FOR THESE PEOPLE.

EDUCATION, NUMBER ONE,

ALLOWS THEM TO SPEAK

ENGLISH.

ENGLISH REALLY IS THE

NATIONAL LANGUAGE OF INDIA.

AS YOU LEARN ENGLISH, YOU

BECOME COMPETITIVE AT A

GLOBAL LEVEL.

YOU CAN BREAKTHROUGH THOSE

GLASS CEILINGS OF CAST.

IF YOU SPEAK ENGLISH, AND

YOUR EDUCATED, THEN YOU CAN

COMPETE AT THAT LEVEL WHERE

YOU CAN ACTUALLY RAISE

YOURSELF UP AND DO SOMETHING

YOU'VE BEEN TOLD FOR

THOUSANDS OF YEARS YOU

AREN'T ALLOWED TO DO.

Gordon: I KNOW YOU'RE

ON TO SOMETHING.

IN THE HIGH-TECH COMMUNITY

OF BANGALORE, IT IS ALL

ABOUT YOUR SKILL SET AND

WHAT IS ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN

IS MARRYING OUTSIDE YOUR

CAST, BUT IN THAT COMMUNITY,

THEY ARE BECAUSE IT IS NO

LONGER -- THEY DON'T

RECOGNIZE IT AS A VALID

SYSTEM ANYMORE.

AND IT'S TURNED INTO MERIT.

DO YOU SEE MODERN INDIA --

HOW LONG DO YOU THINK IT IS

GOING TO BE BEFORE THE CAST

SYSTEM GOES AWAY AND IS

REPLACED WITH AMERITOCRACY?

OUR HOPE IS SOONER RATHER

THAN LATER.

THE DALITS CAME AND SAID,

HELP US FREE OUR CHILDREN.

HELP US BUILD SCHOOLS FOR

THEM.

THEY SAW THAT AS THE WAY

OUT.

WE HAVE SOME 30,000 KIDS IN

SCHOOLS.

OUR GOAL IS 1,000 SCHOOLS,

500,000 KIDS IN THESE

SCHOOLS.

WHEN THAT HAPPENS, I THINK

IT WILL BE A REAL TIPPING

POINT AND WE'LL SEE SOME

REAL CHANGE IN INDIA.

Gordon: DO YOU SEE ANY

RESISTANTANCE FOR

CHRISTIAN?

THEY'RE NOT ALLOWED TO GO

INTO TEMPLES.

SOME HAVE EMBRACED BUDDHISM

BECAUSE THERE IS NO CAST

SYSTEM THERE.

SOME SAY THEY HAVE FELT

REJECTED BY CHRISTIANITY

BECAUSE THE EARLY

MISSIONARIES FROM GREAT

BRITAIN AND AMERICA SAID

THEY WANTED TO TARGET THE

BROMAN POPULATION AND HAVE A

TRICKLE DOWN EFFECT.

HAVE YOU RUN INTO THOSE

THAT?

WE'RE BUILDING SCHOOLS

BECAUSE THEY CAME TO US AND

SAID, HELP US FREE OUR

KIDS.

Gordon: THIS IS WHAT

THEY WANTED?

WE WENT IN AND FILLED

THEIR NEEDS, WHAT THEY ASKED

US TO DO.

IT IS AMAZING.

ONCE YOU BUILD A SCHOOL, IT

IS KIND OF THE EPICENTER OF

COMMUNITY CHANGE.

FROM THAT, HEALTH CARE,

WOMEN'S RIGHTS, TEACHING

PEOPLE SKILLS, AND CHURCHES

DEVELOP AROUND THESE

SCHOOLS.

IT IS AMAZING WHEN YOU SERVE

PEOPLE AT THEIR POINT OF

NEED, THE GOSPEL FLOWS

NATURALLY.

THEY WANT TO ASK, WHY ARE

YOU DOING THIS?

AND FOR US TO SAY WE'RE

DOING THIS BECAUSE YOU ASKED

US TO, NUMBER ONE, AND WE'RE

ALL CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF

GOD.

AND THEY STOP US AND SAY,

WE'RE CREATED IN THE IMAGE

OF GOD.

FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS WE

WERE TOLD WE'RE LESS THAN

THE CO COCKROACHES, AND

YOU'RE TELLING ME WE'RE

CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF

GOD?

JUST TO REALIZE THEIR JOY.

THAT'S THE BEST PART OF THE

STORY.

IT TRULY IS.

Gordon: WHAT CAN PEOPLE

DO TO HELP?

WELL, OUR MOVIE WILL BE

IN THEATERS APRIL 12th,

AND OUR GOAL IS WE'RE GOING

TO RAISE AWARENESS AND

MOTIVATE ACTION.

WE'RE BUILDING SCHOOLS AND

SPONSORING KIDS.

THE DALITS ARE THE MOST

TRAFFICKED GROUP IN INDIA,

PROBABLY IN THE WORLD.

SO IT IS A BIG PROBLEM, BUT

WE CAN DO SOMETHING.

SEE THE FILM.

THERE IS A CHANCE TO

INTERACT WITH US AFTER THE

FILM.

GET INVOLVED.

HELP US BUILD SCHOOLS.

HELP US FREE KIDS IN INDIA.

Gordon: APRIL 12th,

HOW MANY THEATERS?

PROBABLY ANYWHERE FROM 50

TO 75 THEATERS ACROSS THE

U.S.

Gordon: I ASSUME YOU

WANT MORE DISTRIBUTION THAN

THAT?

HEY, WE'RE STARTING

SMALL.

WE'RE ABOUT THE MOVEMENT.

THE MOVIE IS JUST A VEHICLE

TO HELP US ACCOMPLISH THE

MOVEMENT.

Gordon: YOU'VE GOT A

WEBSITE?

nottodaythemovie.com.

Gordon: GO AND SEE IT.

WE NEED TO RAISE AWARENESS

OF WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE.

IN THIS COMMUNITY, THEY ARE

THE MOST TRAFFICKED IN THE

WORLD.

THEY'RE LITERALLY TREATED

LIKE PROPERTY.

THEY'RE NOT TREATED AS

HUMAN.

THEY'RE NOT TREATED WITH ANY

KIND OF DIGNITY.

A COW GETS MORE REVERENCE IN

INDIA THAN THE PEOPLE IN

THIS GROUP.

IT OPENS UP IN APRIL.

FIND OUT WHERE IT IS PLAYING

AND HOW YOU CAN HELP BUILD

SCHOOLS IN INDIA.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO

OUR WEBSITE,

700CLUBINTERACTIVE.COM.

BRETT, THANK YOU.

TERRY, OVER TO YOU.

Terry: WELL, YOU'VE

SEEN HOW BAD THE LIVING

CONDITIONS ARE FOR THE

UNTOUCHABLES, AND THAT'S FOR

THOSE WHO ACTUALLY MAKE IT

OUT OF THE WOMB.

IN THE SECOND HALF OF OUR

REPORT, GEORGE THOMAS TALKS

WITH A MEDICINE MAN, WHO'S

JOB IS TO RID EXPECTANT

PARENTS OF THEIR UNWANTED

CHILDREN.

Terry: EVERY 12 SECONDS

A BABY GIRL IS ABORTED IN

INDIA.

THAT'S 7,000 KILLED EVERY

DAY.

AND THEY'RE KILLED BY THEIR

OWN PARENTS.

IT IS NO WONDER WHY THE

UNITED NATIONS CALLS THE

COUNTRY THE MOST DANGEROUS

PLACE ON EARTH FOR A GIRL.

GEORGE THOMAS BRINGS US THIS

STORY FROM A REMOTE VILLAGE

INSIDE INDIA.

Reporter: HE HAS BEEN A

FARMER MOST OF HIS LIFE.

BUT IT IS HIS OTHER JOB THAT

CAUGHT OUR ATTENTION.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT WHAT

YOU'RE DOING TODAY?

I FEEL BAD, BUT YOU SEE

MY FATHER GAVE ME THE

INGREDIENTS TO THE

MEDICINE.

AND ONCE THE PEOPLE IN THE

VILLAGE DISCOVERED THIS,

THEY STARTED COMING TO SEE

ME.

Reporter: CBN NEWS

DIDN'T TRAVEL 11,000 MILES,

ACROSS TWO OCEANS, JUST TO

DO A STO STORY ABOUT

BOYER'S LIFE AS A FARMER

HERE IN NORTHEAST INDIA.

YOU'RE LIKE A BABY KILLER.

YOU'RE HELPING TO KILL THESE

BABIES.

YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.

HAVING A GIRL CHILD IN INDIA

IS VIEWED AS A HUMILIATION.

SHE IS LIKE A CURSE, AND A

FAMILY WILL DO ANYTHING TO

GET RID OF HER.

THAT'S WHERE I COME IN.

Reporter: THIS IS A

STORY ABOUT INDIA'S UNWANTED

GIRLS.

IN RURAL VILLAGES AND BIG

CITIES, MILLIONS OF FAMILIES

ARE TURNING TO MEN LIKE

BOYER TO HELP ELIMINATE

THEIR GIRL CHILD.

WHAT YOU'RE DOING IS

ILLEGAL, RIGHT?

YES.

THAT'S WHY I DO IT VERY

QUIETLY.

WOMEN WILL COME TO ME LATE

IN THE NIGHT, AND THAT'S

WHEN I GIVE THEM THE DRINK.

Reporter: FOR MORE THAN

TWO DECADES, BOYER'S FATHER

WAS KNOWN AROUND THESE PARTS

AS THE MEDICINEMAN.

HE CREATED A SECRET FORMULA

THAT HE WOULD GIVE TO WOMEN

TO KILL THEIR BABIES.

FROM THE TIME I WAS A

CHILD, I SAW MY FATHER

GIVING IT TO PREGNANT WOMEN

IN THE VILLAGE.

DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA OF HOW

MANY WOMEN YOUR FATHER SAW

DURING HIS LIFETIME?

AT LEAST 500 WOMEN.

Reporter: ABORTION IS

LEGAL IN INDIA.

SEX-SELECTIVE ABORTION IS

ILLEGAL, BUT WIDELY COMMON.

THE IMPACT IS DEVASTATING.

WITH CENSUS FIGURES SHOWING

THAT CHILD SEX RATIOS

GETTING WORSE.

IN 2002, THERE WER THE

GIRLS ARE DOWN TO 914.

IN SOME PARTS OF THE INDIA

STATE OF PUNJAB, THE RATIO

IS AS LOW AS 300 GIRLS.

INDIANS ARE OBSESSED WITH

HAVING A BOY.

Reporter: BOYER

INHERITED THIS

RESPONSIBILITY WHEN HIS

FATHER PASSED AWAY THREE

YEARS AGO.

HE NOW SEASON AVERAGE

BETWEEN FOUR TO FIVE WOMEN

EACH MONTH.

BOYER SHOWED CBN NEWS HOW HE

MAKES THE TRADITIONAL

MEDICINE.

I CRUSH THE BARK OF THE

MANGO TREE AND MARLO TREE

TOGETHER INTO A PASTE-LIKE

SUBSTANCE.

IT HAS TO SIT FOR TWO

HOURS.

THEN I MIX IT WITH OTHER

INGREDIENTS AND BLACK

MAGIC.

Reporter: THE

INSTRUCTIONS TO THE PREGNANT

WOMEN ARE VERY, VERY

SPECIFIC.

HE TELLS HER THAT THIS

ENTIRE GLASS HAS TO BE

DRUNK.

BUT BEFORE THAT HAPPENS,

ABOUT 100 MILLIGRAMS OF A

LOCALLY BREWED WINE SHOULD

BE MIXED WITH THIS.

AND HE TELLS HER, YOU HAVE

TO DRINK THIS ON AN EMPTY

STOMACH, FIRST THING IN THE

MORNING, AND RIGHT BEFORE

GOING TO BED, ON A FULL

STOMACH, DRINK THE REST.

AND WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE

THAT BOYER'S CONCOCTION IS

ACTUALLY WORKING?

HE SAID EVERY TIME HE GAVE A

PREGNANT WOMAN A DRINK,

AFTER THE ABORTION THE WOMAN

WOULD PLACE TWO COCONUTS ON

HIS FRONT PORCH AS A WAY OF

SAYING THANK YOU FOR YOUR

EFFORTS.

26-YEAR-OLD COBINA WAS ONE

OF THOSE WOMEN.

SEVERAL YEARS AGO, SHE

UNDERWENT AN ABORTION WITH

BOYER'S HELP.

I ALREADY HAD A SON, BUT

THEN I BECAME PREGNANT AGAIN

AND DISCOVERED I WAS HAVING

A GIRL.

THE FAMILY AND VILLAGE

PRESSURE WAS SO MUCH, I HAD

TO DO IT.

Reporter: DR. GEORGE IS

INDIA'S LEADING ADVOCATE

AGAINST FEMALE GENOCIDE.

THIS IS PROBABLY THE

WORST VIOLENCE WE'RE FACING

IN HISTORY.

Reporter: IT IS A

GENOCIDE?

IT IS A GENOCIDE, BASED

ON GENDER.

Reporter: SOME SIX

MILLION FEMALES WERE ABORTED

IN THE PAST 10 YEARS.

AND WE'RE HEADING TO

10 MILLION GIRLS.

Reporter: WHILE THE

CENTURIES-OLD PREFERENCE FOR

BOYS IS OFTEN CITED AS THE

MAIN REASON, MONEY IS

ANOTHER BIG REASON FAMILIES

KILL THEIR DAUGHTERS.

THIS DOCTOR WORKS AT ONE OF

INDIA'S TOP HOSPITALS.

HE SAYS BECAUSE OF THE

COUNTRY'S DOWERY TRADITION,

THE PARENTS MUST OFTEN PAY

LARGE SUMS OF MONEY TO MARRY

OFF THEIR DAUGHTERS.

SEX-SELECTIVE ABORTION IS A

QUICK WAY OUT OF THAT

ECONOMIC BURDEN.

A DAUGHTER IS CONSIDERED

A LIABILITY.

AND NOBODY WANTS TOO MANY

LIABILITIES IN THE HOUSE.

IT IS DONE IN THE CASE OF

THE SECOND OR THIRD CHILD.

Reporter: GITA HAS

WRITTEN ABOUT THE PROBLEM IN

HER BOOK "DISAPPEARING

DAUGHTERS."

AND SAYS THIS KILLING IS

MORE LIKE A HOL COST.

> HOL -- HOLOCAUST.

WE DON'T REALIZE WHAT THE

REPERCUSSIONS ARE GOING TO

BE.

Reporter: VIOLENCE AND

ABUSE AGAINST WOMEN IS

RAMPANT, AND RAPE CASES ARE

RISING, AND GROWING NUMBERS

ARE BEING TRAFFICKED OR SOLD

AS BRIDES.

INDIA HAS BANNED THE USE OF

TECHNOLOGY TO DETERMINE THE

SEX OF A BABY, BUT

ULTRASOUND CLINICS ARE A

BOOMING BUSINESS.

SEX-SELECTIVE ABORTION HAS

EMERGED AS A LOW-RISK,

HIGH-PROFIT BUSINESS.

IT WAS A LAW ABOUT 17

YEARS OLD, BUT IT HAS NEVER

REALLY BEEN USED.

NO DOCTOR HAS PAID FOR HIS

CRIME AS YET.

Reporter: BACK IN THE

VILLAGE, BOYER DOESN'T GET

ANYWHERE WHAT TRAINED

PHYSICIANS GET TO PERFORM

GENDER ABORTIONS, BUT HE

INSISTS HE PLAYS A CRUCIAL

ROLE IN HIS COMMUNITY.

WHEN A WOMAN COMES TO YOU,

HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE FOR

YOUR SERVICES?

50 TO 100 RUPEES FOR AN

ABORTION.

Reporter: THAT'S THE

EQUIVALENT OF $2.

I DON'T DO IT FOR THE

MONEY.

I DO IT TO KEEP FAMILIES

TOGETHER, TO KEEP HARMONY IN

THE COMMUNITY.

IF I DON'T, THERE WILL BE

LOTS OF TROUBLES BETWEEN

FAMILY MEMBERS.

Reporter: GEORGE

THOMAS, CBN NEWS, INDIA.

Terry: OLD WAYS

DIE-HARD.

Gordon: VERY HARD.

YOU DON'T REALLY UNDERSTAND

THIS SITUATION UNTIL YOU

UNDERSTAND IN ORDER FOR A

WOMAN TO GET MARRIED IN

INDIA, SHE HAS TO BRING A

DOWERY WITH HER TO THAT

MARRIAGE.

SHE LITERALLY LEAVES HER

FAMILY AND BECOMES PART OF

HER HUSBAND'S FAMILY.

SO SHE PAYS TO GAIN ENTRY

INTO THAT.

THAT'S WHY THEY DO THE

SEX-SELECTION ABORTION

BECAUSE MANY FAMILIES SAY I

DON'T HAVE THE MONEY.

I CAN'T AFFORD THAT.

Terry: CONVERSELY, WITH

THE BOY CHILD, THE DOWERY

COMES TO YOU.

Gordon: RIGHT.

SO INDIA IS GETTING READY TO

HAVE A WHOLE DEMOGRAPHIC

CHANGE BECAUSE OF THIS

PRACTICE AND BECAUSE

ULTRASOUNDS ARE ABLE TO

IDENTIFY THE SEX OF THE

CHILD.

THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE A HUGE

INFLUX OF YOUNG MEN WHO HAVE

NO ONE TO MARRY BECAUSE

THEY'VE DONE THIS SEX

SELECTION.

CHINA IS UNDER THE SAME

THING WITH THE ONE-CHILD

POLICY.

SEX-SELECTION ABORTION HAS

BEEN GOING ON THERE FOR

DECADES.

AND THEY'RE ENTERING INTO IT

NOW.

Terry: YOU WOULD LIKE

TO THINK INDIA COULD HAVE

MAYBE LEARNED TR THAT.

FROM THAT.

APPARENTLY NOT SO.

Gordon: YOU'RE DEALING

LITERALLY WITH THOUSANDS OF

YEARS OF CULTURAL TRADITION,

BOTH IN TERMS OF THE CAST

SYSTEM, AND IN TERMS OF

PREFERENCE FOR MALES.

AND THIS IS THE RESULT.

Terry: WELL, COMING UP,

WE HAVE YOUR CHAT

QUESTIONS.

MAYSON ASKS, "HOW CAN ONE

PERSON REALLY MAKE A

DIFFERENCE?"

WE'RE GOING TO ANSWER THAT

FOR YOU NEXT.

Gordon: THIS IS "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE," WHERE WE

INTERACT WITH YOU.

LET'S GO TO JOSEPH IN THE

CHATROOM.

WE HAVE MASON, WHO SAYS,

"PEOPLE ALWAYS SAY THAT ONE

PERSON CAN MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

AT THE SAME TIME, I KNOW WE

ARE ALSO LIVING IN THE END

TIMES, AND THE WORLD WILL

GET WORSE.

SO WHAT CAN WE DO AT ONE

PERSON?

IT SEEMS HOPELESS."

Gordon: MASON, LET ME

TELL YOU A STORY I WENT

THROUGH.

I WAS IN A PLACE CALL PAELIS

IN MANILA.

AND WE FINISHED A

DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM WHERE

WE GAVE AWAY GROCERIES TO

PEOPLE WHO MADE A LIVING

PICKING GARBAGE.

THIS COMMUNITY WAS HUGE,

LIKE 6,000 PEOPLE, WHO WERE

ENGAGED IN THIS AS THEIR

LIVELIHOOD.

AND THEY WERE LIVING ON LESS

THAN A DOLLAR A DAY, AND

THEY WERE EATING THE GARBAGE

RIGHT OUT OF THE DUMP.

SO DOING THIS, GIVING AWAY

TWO WEEKS' WORTH OF FOOD, I

THOUGHT THAT WAS A GOOD

THING.

BUT DURING THE MIDDLE OF IT,

I GOT THE SENSE, WHAT AM I

REALLY DOING?

TWO WEEKS FROM NOW, THESE

PEOPLE ARE STILL GOING TO BE

HUNGRY.

I'M GOING TO BE HOME.

I GET PLENTY OF FOOD, AND

THEY'LL HAVE NOTHING.

IT WAS REALLY TEARING AT

ME.

AND ONE OF THE CO-WORKERS

WITH ME TOLD ME STORY ABOUT

A GREAT STORM THAT HAD

LIFTED A WHOLE BUNCH OF STAR

FISH ON TO THE BEACH AND

THEY WERE ALL DYING.

AND A MAN CAME ALONG THE

BEACH AND HE STARTED

THROWING THE STAR FISH BACK

INTO THE OCEAN ONE BY ONE.

AND SOMEBODY CAME TO HIM AND

SAID, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

YOU'RE NOT MAKING A

DIFFERENCE HERE.

LOOK AT ALL OF THE ONES THAT

ARE DYING, AND YOU DON'T

HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO GET TO

ALL OF THEM.

AND THE REPLY WAS, WELL, I

JUST MADE A DIFFERENCE FOR

THIS ONE.

WHEN YOU START UNDERSTANDING

THE GREAT DIFFERENCE YOU CAN

MAKE FOR JUST ONE PERSON,

AND YOU CAN CHANGE THEIR

LIFE, AND NOT ONLY CHANGE

THEIR LIFE, BUT CHANGE THEIR

LIFE FOR ALL ETERNITY,

REALIZE THE VALUE OF EACH

INDIVIDUAL PERSON.

REALIZE WHAT JESUS MEANT

WHEN HE SAID I LEFT THE 99

TO GO AFTER THE ONE.

IF JESUS WAS WILLING TO GO

AND PURSUE JUST ONE -- HE

CROSSED THE SEA OF GALILEE

JUST FOR ONE IN THE TOMBS.

HE DID THAT AND WE CAN DO

THAT.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM 1 JOHN 4: "HE WHO

LOVES GOD MUST LOVE HIS

BROTHER, ALSO."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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