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CBN NewsWatch: March 27, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, March 27: High court takes up second gay marriage case; The global assault on Christianity; Breakaway Ministries sets Texas A&M on fire for God; and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH"

ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST THE

DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT.

MORE ON THE SECOND GAY MARRIAGE

CASE AT THE SUPREME COURT THIS

WEEK.

REGULATION OVERLOAD.

HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS USING

LAWSUITS TO GO AFRICAN-AMERICAN

CITIZENS.

AND A SIDE OF A&M YOU MAY NOT

KNOW ABOUT.

SEE WHAT MAKES 10,000 AGGIES

SHOW UP FOR A CAMPUS BIBLE STUDY

CALLED BREAK AWAY.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH." GOOD EVENING I AM

MARK MARTIN.

AND I AM WENDY GRIFFITH.

FOR THE SECOND TIME IN TWO DAYS

THE SUPREME COURT HEARD

ARGUMENTS ON AS CASE THAT COULD

CHANGE THE GOVERNMENT'S

DEFINITION OF GOVERNMENT'S

MARRIAGE.

TODAY THE HIGH COURT DEALT

WITH DOMA, THE DEFENSE OF

MARRIAGE ACT PASSED 17 YEARS

AGO.

JUSTICES AGREED TO HEAR A

CHALLENGE AGAINST ONE SECTION

FROM A WOMAN NAMED EDDIE WINDSOR

WHO HAD TO PAY MORE THAN 300,000

DOLLARS IN ESTATE TAXES AFTER

HER DEATH OF 44 YEARS.

TAXES A HETEROSEXUAL SPOUSE

WOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY.

MARITAL STATUS MATTERS AFFECTING

ESTATE TAXES, SOCIAL SECURITY

SURVIVOR BENEFITS.

CAN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

DE

DENY THOSE?

THE WHITE HOUSE STOPPED

DEFENDING IT IN COURT TWO YEARS

AGO IT IS DEFENDED BY HOUSE

REPUBLICANS.

SUPPORTERS AND OPPONENTS GATHER

TO MAKE THEIR STRONGLY HELD

VIEWS KNOWN.

THE WORD OF GOD IS CRYSTAL

CLEAR.

IT DOESN'T BOTHER GOD TO COME

AGAINST IT IN A VERY BLATANT

WAY.

I PRAY FOR THEM.

IN CALIFORNIA WHICH MAY NOT

GET A COMPLETELY DEFINITIVE

RULING, SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

SUPPORTERS ARE ENCOURAGED.

I AM SO LUCKY TO BE ALIVE IN

THIS TIME.

I WISH MY GRANDPARENTS WERE.

WE PRAY FOR THOSE JUDGES TO

MAKE THEIR DECISIONS RIGHT,

LORD.

JOHN WAAGE, CBN NEWS.

MAGGIE GALLAGHER IS A FELLOW

AND BLOGGER AT

MAGGIEGALLAGHER.COM.

SHE JOINS US FOR MORE.

WELCOME, MAGGIE.

THANK YOU, GLAD TO BE HERE.

IS THERE ANY INDICATION OF

HOW THE JUSTICES WILL BE LEANING

IN THIS DOMA CASE?

EVERYONE SAYS IT IS DIFFICULT

TO READ THE TEA LEAVES FROM THE

ORAL ARGUMENTS.

WHAT WE SAW PRETTY CLEAR, THERE

DOESN'T SEEM TO BE A STOMACH FOR

A SWEEPING DECISION REQUIRING

GAY MARRIAGE IN ALL 50 STATES.

BUT THERE DOES SEEM TO BE A LOT

OF SHARP QUESTIONING THAT

SUGGESTIONS THESE JUDGES MAY NOT

BE PERSUADED THAT THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT HAS A RIGHT TO DEFINE

MARRIAGE AS ONE MAN, AND ONE

WOMAN WHICH IS AN ODD FINDING,

REALLY, THAT SOME HOW THE

DEFINITION OF MARRIAGE, MAJORITY

OF STATES, 40 STATES, IT WOULD

BE UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

OUR FOUNDING FATHERS WROTE A

CONSTITUTION THAT SAID

CONSTITUTION CAN'T ADOPT THAT AS

THEIR DEFINITION OF MARRIAGE.

WHY DO YOU THINK IT IS

IMPORTANT FOR AMERICA TO TAKE A

STAND BEHIND THE TRADITIONAL

DEFINITION OF MARRIAGE?

I THINK WE ARE IN A BIG

MOMENT IN OUR CIVILIZATION, IT

IS A CROSS ROAD, MILLIONS OF

AMERICANS BELIEVE MARRIAGE IS

THE UNION OF A HUSBAND AND WIFE

FOR A REASON.

THESE ARE THE UNIONS THAT MAKE

NEW LIFE AND CONNECT CHILDREN TO

A MOTHER AND FATHER.

ONCE THE GOVERNMENT STEPS IN AND

SAYS TWO MEN OR TWO WOMEN ARE A

MARRIAGE, IT IS NOT JUST MORE

PEOPLE IN THE SAME OLD

INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE.

IT IS COMPLETE, SOME CALL IT A

REDEFINITION.

THE GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO

UNDEFINE MARRIAGE AND KNOCK IT

OFF OF ITS ROOTS AND JUDEO

CHRISTIAN TRADITION AND LAUNCHED

INTO WHAT JUSTICE ANTHONY

KENNEDY DESCRIBED UNCHARTERED

WATERS AND POTENTIALLY OVER A

CLIFF.

WHAT ABOUT MARRIAGE BEING A

CIVIL RIGHT?

I THINK IT IS APPLES AND

ORANGES.

BANS ON INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE

WERE WRONG.

THEY WERE ABOUT KEEPING TWO

RACES SEPARATE SO ONE COULD

OPPRESS THE OTHER THAT WAS BAD.

MARRIAGE IS ABOUT BRINGING

TOGETHER TWO GREAT HALVES, MALE

AND FEMALE SO A CHILD CAN BE

LOVED BY A MOTHER AND FATHER.

THAT IS GOOD.

SO YES, PEOPLE ARE MAKING AN

ARGUMENT THERE IS THE CIVIL

RIGHT.

THAT TRANSLATES INTO THE

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WHO

CONTINUE TO BELIEVE THAT

MARRIAGE IS THE UNION OF HUSBAND

AND WIFE.

IF THE GOVERNMENT ADOPTS THAT

IDEA, IT IS GOING TO HAVE

CONSEQUENCES.

ALL RIGHT.

MAGGIE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR

INSIGHTS.

MARK?

PEOPLE IN NORTH DAKOTA, THE

FIRST STEP TO PASS LEGISLATION

THAT BANS LIFE ENDING PROCEDURE,

OUTLAWS ALL ABORTIONS WHERE A

FETAL HEART BEAT IS DETECTED.

IT IS AN INFRINGEMENT ON MY

RIGHTS AS A WOMAN.

WE CAN ALL BE MOST PROUD.

IN 1970, WOMEN DIED BECAUSE

THEY COULDN'T GET THE MEDICAL

CARE.

THAT IS THE DIRECTION PROPOSALS

WILL TAKE AGAIN.

PRO-LIFERS SAY LIFE BEGINS AT

CONCEPTION.

OFTEN COMPLAIN ABOUT GROWING

GOVERNMENT'S RULES AND

REGULATIONS.

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ARE USING

LAWSUITS TO GO AFRICAN-AMERICAN

CITIZENS.

PAUL STRAND TELLS US, ONE CAN BE

FOUND OUTSIDE AN ABORTION CLINIC

REPORTER: TRYING TO

CONVINCE WOMEN TO SAVE THE LIVES

OF THEIR UNBORN CHILDREN.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PATRONIZE

A CHILD KILLING ORGANIZATION

REPORTER: A MAJOR ONE IS

FACE, FREEDOM OF ACCESS TO

CLINIC ACT.

JUST THE LEGAL COST CAN GO OVER

$100,000.

THE FEDS HAVE STEPPED UP NUMBER

OF FACE CASES.

SOME CONSIDER THIS A PLAY TANT

CASE OF OVERREACH.

IT IS A SOURCE OF MISCHIEF BY

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

REPORTER: THIS COUPLE KEN AND

JOE SCOTT, LONG-TIME PROTESTERS

OUTSIDE PLANNED PARENTHOOD IN

DENVER.

IN THE OLD DAYS OF OUR

COUNTRY, THEY WOULD THROW

BAPTIST PREACHERS INTO JAIL FOR

EVANGELIZIN

EVANGELIZING.

PEOPLE OUT ON THE PUBLIC

SIDEWALK PREACHING THE BIBLE,

PREACHING REPENTANCE.

THEY ARE BEING PUBLISHED

REPORTER: JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

PUT FIVE FEDERAL REPORTERS ON

THE SCOTT CASE.

IT WASN'T THAT EASY FOR KEN WHO

FACED 10 CHARGES OF OBSTRUCTING

THE ENTRANCE OF THE PARKING LOT.

THEY COULD HAVE ALLEGED

$10,000 PER INCIDENT.

THEY ARE GOING TO SUE YOU AND

TAKE YOUR INCOME AWAY OR

POSSESSIONS.

A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE FRIGHTENED.

JOE SCOTT POINTS TO PLANNED

PARENTHOOD.

THEY ARE TRYING TO SHUT DOWN

FREE SPEECH AT ABORTION CLINICS,

SCOTTS VOW TO GO ON.

THERE ARE BABIES DYING IN

THIS PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

THEY KILL 25-35 A WEEK.

JESUS SAID THEY ARE GOING TO

HATE YOU BECAUSE THEY HATE ME.

I DON'T FEEL LIKE A VICTIM.

I BELONG TO JESUS.

THE GOVERNMENT IS HAVING A

TOUGH TIME WINNING THESE CASES.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT BROUGHT 10

CASES AGAINST SCOTT.

NOT ONE OF THE TEN HAD ANY

MERIT.

THE COURT CAN ONLY WONDER

WHETHER THIS ACTION WAS A

PRODUCT OF A CONCERTED EFFORT

BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND PWC.

PRESIDENTIAL WOMEN'S CENTER

WHICH BEGAN WELL BEFORE THE DATE

OF INCIDENT AT ISSUE.

THEY PAID THE PROTESTER $120,000

IN DAMAGES.

THEY BELIEVE IT IS A WIDESPREAD

PROBLEM.

THERE WAS A PRECOMMITMENT BY

THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IN

WASHINGTON IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS

DIVISION TO BRING THESE CASES

BEFORE THEY KNEW OF THE CASES.

THE ACT REMAINS ON THE BOOKS.

DANGEROUS IN SO MANY WAYS AND

USED HERE TO INTIMIDATE AND

PUNISH PEOPLE FOR EXERCISING

THEIR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

DENVER.

INSURANCE COMPANIES WILL PAY

32% MORE FOR CARE.

A NEW STUDY BY ACTUARIES.

AMERICANS WITH EMPLOYER PROVIDED

HEALTH CARE PROBABLY WON'T HAVE

TO PAY MORE.

ADMINISTRATION SAYS THE STUDY

DOES NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT

SUBSIDIES AND COST CUTTING

MEASURES IN THE LAW.

COMING UP, NEW BOOK HIGHLIGHT

HIGHLIGHTS GLOBAL ASSAULT ON

CHRISTIANS.

WE'LL TALK TO ONE OF THE

AUTHORS.

EVERYDAY CHRISTIANS ARE

PERSECUTED FOR THEIR BELIEFS.

CHRISTIANITY IS THE NO. 1 FAITH

UNDER ATTACK AROUND THE WORLD.

HERE IN THE U.S. BELIEVERS

ARE ABLE TO LIVE WITHOUT FEAR

AND UNDERSTANDING THE TRIALS

AROUND THE GLOBE.

THAT IS ONE REASON THREE AUTHORS

GOT TOGETHER THE WRITE

"PERSECUTED, GLOBAL ASSAULT ON

CHRISTIAN CONTROL CENTER."

CHRIS MITCHELL SAT DOWN WITH

ONE OF THE AUTHORS, NINA SHAY

REPORTER: YOU HAVE WRITTEN

THE BOOK, TELL US ABOUT IT?

IT IS ABOUT CURRENT DAY

EVENTS THAT RESULT IN THE

PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS AROUND

THE WORLD.

IT IS NOT JUST DISCRIMINATION.

NOT JUST A FEW LAWSUITS HERE AND

THERE, NOT TO MINIMIZE WHAT IS

HAPPENING HERE IN THE WEST.

IT IS DEATHS, KILLINGS,

MASSACRES, RELIGIOUS CLEANSING,

TORTURE, RAPE.

HORRIFIC ACCOUNTS OF WHAT IS

GOING ON TODAY IN OUR WORLD

AGAINST CHRISTIANS.

HAVE YOU SEEN AN INCREASE IN

THE LAST FEW YEARS?

WE HAVE ABSOLUTELY SEEN AN

INCREASE.

VARIOUS REPORTS FROM SECULAR

SOURCES LIKE PEER RESEARCH

CENTER OR ECONOMISTS ARE IN

AGREEMENT CHRISTIANS ARE THE

MOST PERSECUTED RELIGIOUS GROUP

IN THE WORLD TODAY.

PART OF THE REASON WE WROTE THE

BOOK, CHRISTIANS DON'T KNOW

THIS.

MOST ARE NOT AWARE OF WHAT IS

HAPPENING.

WHAT IS THE INCREASE DUE TO?

THERE IS CHINA WHERE MORE

CHRISTIANS DENIED RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM AND IMPRISONED TIMES.

THAT IS A WIDESPREAD PROBLEM

AFFECTING ASIA.

ALSO IN MIDDLE EAST.

WE ARE SEEING THE RISE OF

ISLAMISM, POLITICAL ISLAM THAT

HAS VERY LITTLE TOLERANCE FOR

PEOPLE OF OTHER FAITH.

CHRISTIANS ARE TAKING THE BRUNT

OF THIS

REPORTER: WHAT IMPACT HAS THE

ARAB SPRING HAD ON CHRISTIANS IN

THE MIDDLE EAST?

EGYPT IS THE CENTER OF THE

ARAB SPRING.

EGYPT IS HOME TO THE LARGEST

CHRISTIAN POPULATION IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

THE COPTIC CHRISTIANS, ORTHODOX,

EVANGELICALS, SOME CATHOLICS.

THEY ARE LIVING IN FEAR RIGHT

NOW.

SOME HAVE BEEN IMPRISONED.

SOME HAVE BEEN MASSACRED IN THE

TURMOIL.

THEY ARE LEAVING EGYPT IN LARGE

NUMBERS.

WE ARE SEEING LARGE IMMIGRATION

FLOWS.

VERY MUCH IN THEIR MIND IS WHAT

IS HAPPENED IN IRAQ, TWO-THIRDS

OF CHRISTIANS HAVE FLED OUT OF

PERSECUTION.

REPORTER: WHAT CAN THE WEST

DO?

DOES THE UNITED STATES HAVE

LEVERAGE OVER EGYPT TO HELP

PROTECT THE CHRISTIAN MINORITY?

YES, U.S. IS ONE OF THE

LARGEST DONORS TO EGYPT.

IT IS RECEIVING BILLIONS OF

DOLLARS, PERHAPS 1.3 BILLION IN

MILITARY AID ALONE AND 2 BILLION

DOLLARS IN DEBT FORGIVENESS AND

IMF LOANS AND LEAD TO OTHER

LOANS.

UNITED STATES HAS A LOT OF

FINANCIAL LEVERAGE.

ITS ECONOMY IS GOING DOWN.

IT REALLY NEEDS FOREIGN AID.

IT NEEDS U.S. HELP.

UNITED STATES MUST MAKE

PROTECTION OF CHRISTIANS THE RED

LINE.

IT HASN'T DONE THAT.

YOU MENTIONED CHRISTIANS IN

THE WEST ARE IGNORANT

PARTICULARLY IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

WHAT CAN CHRISTIANS HERE IN THE

WEST DO ABOUT THEIR SITUATION?

THERE IS MANY THINGS

CHRISTIANS COULD DO, OF COURSE,

PRAY.

CHRISTIANS IN THE WEST HAVE TO

LEARN ABOUT THESE CASES.

THESE PEOPLE BEING MARTYRED AND

SUFFERING, REALLY ONLY FOR THEIR

FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST HAVE TO

LEARN ABOUT THEIR STORIES.

THEY ARE SUFFERING AND DYING IN

ANONYMITY.

NO ONE KNOWS WHAT IS HAPPENING

TO THEM.

THESE ARE VERY INSPIRATIONAL

STORIES.

I THINK THAT ONCE CHRISTIANS

HERE KNOW, THEY CAN PRAY, THEY

CAN PRAY SPECIFICALLY FOR THEM.

THEN THEY CAN IF THEY FEEL

INSPIRED AND I DO THIS MYSELF IS

CONTACT THEIR CONGRESSMAN.

WE IN THE WEST HAVING RIGHTS OF

CITIZENSHIP.

WE HAVE TO RAISE OUR VOICE

BECAUSE THEY CANNOT RAISE

THEIRS.

REPORTER: ONE THING THEY CAN

DO IS READ YOUR BOOK "PERSECUTED

"PERSECUTED."

THANK YOU, NINA.

COMING UP, HOW THE POWER OF

GOD IS WORKING AT TEXAS A&M.

WELCOME BACK, 25 YEARS AGO A

SMALL BIBLE STUDY BEGAN ON A

COLLEGE CAMPUS IN TEXAS.

NOW 10,000 STUDENTS ATTEND,

ONE-FIFTH OF THE ENTIRE STUDENT

BODY.

AMAZING.

BIBLE STUDY IS CALLED BREAK

AWAY.

DAVID BRODY TRAVELS TO TEXAS A&M

REPORTER: THIS IS A TYPICAL

TUESDAY NIGHT IN COLLEGE

STATION, THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS

MEET FOR WORSHIP, PRAYER AND

BIBLE TEACHING.

I WENT TO BREAK AWAY ON THE

FIRST TUESDAY NIGHT.

IT COMPLETELY ROCKED MY WORLD.

I HAD NEVER IN MY LIFE JUST

INSTANTDI

INSTANTLY CLOSE TO THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE.

IT WAS AMAZING

REPORTER: BREAK AWAY

MINISTRIES IS NON-DENOMINATIONAL

BIBLE STUDY ITS MISSION IS TO

INTRODUCE COLLEGE STUDENTS.

THEIR COMPASSION IS CONTAGIOUS

AND HAVING A DOMINO AFFECT.

SO MANY THINGS I COULD LIST

OUT FOR YOU THE LORD IS DOING

HERE.

I CAN'T EVEN DESCRIBE FULLY

WHAZ HAPPENING.

WE ARE CHANGING THE WORLD ON

THIS CAMPUS.

YOU KNOW THE SAYING

EVERYTHING IS BIGGER IN TEXAS.

INCLUDES THE BIBLE STUDIES AS

WELL.

10,000 PEOPLE HAVE SHOWN UP ON

TEXAS A&M'S CAMPUS, ONE-FIFTH OF

THE STUDENT'S ENTIRE POPULATION.

BREAK AWAY BEGAN IN 1989 WHEN 12

A&M STUDENTS MET IN AN APARTMENT

TO PRAY AND SEEK TO KNOW GOD

THROUGH HIS WORD.

BIBLE STUDY GREW AND NOW

STUDENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE

TALKING ABOUT IT.

I MET A LOT OF STUDENTS

ACROSS THE CAMPUS, IMMEDIATELY

THEY KNOW ABOUT BREAK AWAY

REPORTER: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

BEN STEWART GRADUATED FROM A&M

IN 1988.

IF YOU LOVE THE WORLD, THE

LOVE OF THE FATHER IS NOT IN

YOU.

WORLD AND FATHER TWO OPPOSING

THINGS.

YOU CAN'T HAVE BOTH.

REPORTER: STEWART SAYS BREAK

AWAY MINISTRIES IS NOT DESIGNED

TO REPLACE THE CHURCH.

THEY ENCOURAGE THEM TO GET

TOGETHER ON TUESDAY NIGHT.

MANY STUDENTS COME BACK BECAUSE

STEWART'S TEACHINGS CONNECT LIKE

STAYING PURE.

HE TOOK SONG OF SOLOMAN FROM

THE FIRST TIME OF MEETING ALL

THE WAY TO MARRIAGE AND BEYOND.

HE ELABORATED ON HOW IT WAS THE

CHRISTIAN EXAMPLE THAT GOD HAD

GIVEN US TO FOLLOW IN THE BIBLE.

NO MATTER HOW MUCH THEY LIKE

THE TEACHING OR ENJOY THE

WORSHIP OR HOW BIG THE CROWDS

GET, STUDENTS TOLD ME THE SAME

THING, GOD ALONE IS DOING

SOMETHING SPECIAL ON THEIR

CAMPUS.

SOMETHING TO BE SAID ABOUT

BREAK AWAY, IF GOD WOULD MOVE

AWAY FROM BREAK AWAY, IT WOULD

CEASE TO EXIST.

BEN SAYS WE HAVE 10,000 THAT

COME TO BREAK AWAY AND 40,000

THAT DON'T.

ALWAYS EFFORTS TO REACH OUT.

REPORTER: THE SHALOM

PROJECTS, LAST YEAR, STUDENTS

RAISED MORE THAN $100,000 TO

RESCUE STUDENTS FROM SEX

TRAFFICKING.

AS AN AGGIE, YOU ARE PART OF

SOMETHING BIGGER THAN YOURSELF.

IT IS OUR MOTTO.

IT IS HOW WE TREAT EACH OTHER.

FOR BREAK AWAY TO BE A PROMINENT

PART, IT MAKES SENSE.

WHAT WE DO AT BREAK AWAY, IT IS

ABOUT SPREADING THE GOSPEL AND

SHOWING JESUS MOVES AND THAT HE

LOVES EVERYONE.

REPORTER: DAVID BRODY CBN

NEWS, IN COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS.

UP NEXT, THE BOND THAT TIES

THIS PELICAN WITH A TEXAS DOCK

WORKER.

IT IS WHAT MANY WOULD

CONSIDER A VERY UNLIKELY

FRIENDSHIP, SORT OF LIKE YOU AND

ME.

[LAUGHTER].

I DON'T KNOW HOW TO TAKE

THAT.

WE'LL MOVE ON WITH THE STORY.

AN INJURED PELICAN ADOPTED THE

MAN THAT RESCUED HIM.

SAW HIM, HE HAD A HOOK IN HIS

BREAST.

I CAUGHT HIM AND TOOK THE HOOK

OUT AND HE STAYED THERE.

RICHARD WORKS THE DOCKS, THE

BIRD HE NOW CALLS PETE FINALLY

HEALED.

HASN'T LEFT HIS SIDE SINCE.

IT MAKES ME FEEL GUILTY.

SOMEONE WILL SAY HAVE YOU SEEN

PETE.

HE WAS JUST SITTING WAITING FOR

YOU TO COME BACK.

HE SITS THERE ALL DAY LONG.

LIKE A DOG, HE COMES AND

WANTS FOOD.

PET HIM AND FEED BY HIS HANDS,

HE DON'T BITE HIM.

IT IS COOL.

MARINA CALLS PETE THEIR NEW

MASCOT.

WENDY, THEY SHOULD.

HE LIKES BEING AROUND PEOPLE.

KNOWS WHERE HE C

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