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The 700 Club - April 16, 2013

Iranian authorities sentenced Maryam and Marziyeh to death because they converted from Islam to Christianity. Plus, on his way to becoming another statistic, Anthony discovered the love of the Father in a drug treatment program. Read Transcript


Lee: TWO FRIENDS,

LOCKED UP FOR SHARING THEIR

FAITH, FACING A LENGTHY

PRISON TERM, ON TODAY'S "THE

700 CLUB."

Pat: WELCOME TO THIS

EDITION OF "THE 700 CLUB."

AMERICA IS, ONCE AGAIN,

SHOCKED, GRIEVES, AND

HORRIFIED AT A VICIOUS

ATTACK BY WHAT LOOKS LIKE

TERRORISTS, THAT TOOK PLACE

IN BOSTON.

THE F.B.I. IS LOO LOOKING

FOR SUSPECTS IN THESE

TERRIBLE BOMBINGS.

THEY LEFT AT LEAST THREE

PEOPLE DEAD, AND MORE THAN

140 PEOPLE SERIOUSLY

INJURED.

Terry: AND ONE OF THEM

WAS AN 8-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO

WAS WAITING WITH HIS MOM AND

HIS SISTER TO SEE HIS FATHER

CROSS THE FINISH LINE.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS THIS

LOOK AT THE HUNT FOR WHOEVER

WAS BEHIND THE BLAST.

Reporter: ACROSS THE

WORLD, MAJOR CITIES ARE ON

HIGH ALERT TODAY.

THE DEADLY BOMBINGS IN

BOSTON, LEADING TO A SURGE

IN SECURITY FROM LOS ANGELES

TO LONDON.

IN BOSTON, INVESTIGATORS ARE

TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO

CARRIED OUT THIS TERRORIST

ATTACK.

THE F.B.I. IS HEADING UP THE

CASE, APPEALING FOR ANY

VIDEO OR STILL IMAGES TAKEN

BY MARATHON SPECTATORS.

EARLY THIS MORNING, THE

OFFICIALS SEARCHED AN

APARTMENT IN REVERE,

MASSACHUSETTS.

INVESTIGATORS ARE WERE SEEN

LEAVING A HOME CARING BROWN

PLASTIC BAGS AND A DUFFEL

BAG.

THEY'RE STUDYING BURN MARKS

ON BRICKS AND CONCRETE.

THEY WILL LOOK AT THE

COMPONENTS OF THE BOMB, AND

IT WILL TELL THEM IF THIS IS

SOMEBODY WHO PUT THIS

TOGETHER OVER THE INTERNET

OR IS THIS A BOMB-MAKER.

Reporter: AND AT THE

HOSPITALS, DOCTORS INSPECT

PIECES OF SHRAPNEL.

THE BOMBINGS CAME ON ONE OF

BOSTON'S MOST FAMOUS

HOLIDAYS, PATRIOTS' DAY.

IT IS THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL

BOMBING SINCE THE ATTACKS OF

SEPTEMBER 11TH, BUT

PRESIDENT OBAMA URGED

AGAINST THE RUSH TO

JUDGMENT.

President Obama: MAKE

NO MISTAKE.

WE WILL GET TO THE BOTTOM OF

THIS.

AND WE WILL FIND OUT WHO DID

THIS AND WHY THEY DID THIS.

ANY RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS,

ANY RESPONSIBLE GROUPS, WILL

FEEL THE FULL WEIGHT OF

JUSTICE.

Reporter: AND THE WHITE

HOUSE SAYS THE EXPLOSIONS

ARE BEING, IN FACT, TREATED

AS TERRORISM.

RIGHT NOW IT HAS ALL OF

THE INDICATORS OF BEING AN

al-QAEDA OR

AL-QAEDA-AFFILIATED

ATTACK.

Reporter: THE PAKISTAN

TALIBAN DENIED ANY

PARTICIPATION IN THE

BOMBINGS.

STORIES OF OVERWHELMING ACTS

OF KINDNESS ARE BEING

REPORTED.

BOSTONIANS OFFERING THEIR

HOME TO OUT OF TOWN PEOPLE.

AND RESCUE WORKERS REACTING

IMMEDIATELY IN THE AFTERMATH

OF THE EXPLOSION.

CHARLENE ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

Pat: OUR CBN NEWS

TERRORISM ANALYST E ERICK

STAKLEBECK IS WITH US NOW

FROM WASHINGTON.

ERICK, WHAT DO THESE TACTICS

TELL US?

IS THIS A LONE BOMBER OR

SOMETHING FROM ONE OF

TERRORIST GROUPS.

Reporter: THAT IS TOUGH

TO SAY NOW.

THE KEY QUESTION IS: WAS

THERE AN OVERSEAS CONNECTION

HERE.

WAS THERE A GUY WHO WENT

OVER THERE AND GOT

BOMB-MAKING TRAINING AND

CAME BACK.

WE HAVE REPORTS THIS WAS A

SAUDI WHO IS IN CUSTODY, WHO

MAY BE HERE ON A STUDENT

VISA.

WE DON'T KNOW YET.

THE BIG QUESTION IS: WAS

THERE AN OVERSEAS LINK.

I KNOW THERE WAS A LOT OF

TALK YESTERDAY THAT IT BEING

TAX DAY, IS THIS AN

ANTI-GOVERNMENT EXTREMIST.

IN MY EXPERIENCE OF STUDYING

THIS FOR THE PAST DECADE

PLUS, SAY A FEDERAL BUILDING

IS HIT OR AN I.R.S. BUILDING

IS HIT, THAT IS MORE THE

ANTI ANTI-GOVERNMENT

MILITANT.

BUT YESTERDAY IT WAS WOMEN,

CHILDREN, CIVILIANS, WITH

WHAT CLEARLY APPEARS TO BE

MOO POLITICAL POINT, THAT IS

THE HALLMARK OF AN ISLAMIC

TERRORIST.

AND THE BOMBS HERE, MULTIPLE

BOMBS, THIS IS ALSO A

HALLMARK OF GROUPS LIKE

al-QAEDA, HAMAS, AND BALL

BEARINGS INSIDE THESE BOMBS

TO KILL EVEN MORE PEOPLE,

AND MAIM EVEN MORE PEOPLE

AFTER THE BOMBS GO OFF.

WE DON'T KNOW IF THERE IS A

LINK OVERSEAS YET, TO AN

ORGANIZED TERROR GROUP, BUT

IT LOOKS LIKE A LONE WOLF

TERRORIST, BUT NOT SURE

YET.

Pat: IT IS A TERRIBLE

THING THEY DO.

THEY ROLL OFF A SMALL BOMB.

AND PEOPLE BEGIN TO CROWD

AROUND TO SEE WHAT WAS

HAPPENING, AND THEN THEY

BLOW UP A BIG ONE THAT

REALLY INJURIES A LOT OF

PEOPLE.

IS THAT WHAT HAPPENED HERE?

Reporter: PAT, IT LOOKS

THAT WAY.

THE FIRST BOMB GOES OFF, AND

EVERYONE RUSHES TO THE

SCENE, AND THEN A SECOND

BOMB IS SET TO GO OFF A FEW

SECONDS AFTER THE FIRST ONE,

AND SO WHEN EVERYONE RUNS UP

TO HELP THE PEOPLE INJURED

FROM THE FIRST BOMB, BOOM,

THE SECOND BOMB GOES OFF.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED

YESTERDAY.

AND BALL BEARING INSIDE THE

BOMBS.

WE SEE THIS IN THE MIDDLE

EAST.

HAMAS DOES IT IN ISRAEL.

THEY'RE PUT BALL BEARINGS OR

NAILS, WRAP THEM INSIDE

THESE BOMBS, AND SO WHEN THE

BOMBS GO OFF, EVEN MORE

PEOPLE WILL BE KILLED BY THE

SHRAPNEL.

Pat: DO HAVE ANY REPORT

ABOUT THE INJURED?

THERE IS SOME PRETTY SERIOUS

STUFF?

Reporter: I'M HEARING

HORRIFIC, HORRIFIC THINGS.

PEOPLE WALKING AROUND

MISSING LIMBS, AND IT LOOKED

LIKE A WAR ZONE, FROM WHAT

PEOPLE ARE SAYING IN

BOSTON.

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, BLOOD

EVERYWHERE, HORRIFIC SCENE.

LIKE A SCENE FROM WAR.

AND REALLY, PAT, IT IS AN

WAR.

IF THIS WAS AN ISLAMIC

JIHADIST ATTACK, ISLAMIC

JIHADIST 33 YEARS AGO

DECLARED WAR AGAINST US.

WE ARE AT WAR.

WE NEED TO COME TO GRIPS

WITH THAT AND ADJUST

MENTALLY AND

PSYCHOLOGICALLY.

WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY IS

ALL ABOUT PSYCHOLOGICAL

TERROR.

THIS IS THE FACE OF IT.

INDISCRIMINATE, AT A JOYOUS

EVENT, THE BOSTON MARATHON.

AN 8-YEAR-OLD BOY CHEERING

FOR HIS DAD.

THAT'S THE EPITOME OF

TERRORISM.

Pat: THERE IS A YOUNG

MAN IN CUSTODY WHO IS ON A

STUDENT VISA, FROM SAUDI

ARABIA.

DID YOU HAVE ANYTHING ON

HIM?

Reporter: NOT MUCH.

HE IS 20 YEARS OLD, AND WE

KNOW THEY SEARCHED HIS

APARTMENT.

THERE WAS SOME REPORTS, PAT,

THAT HE SMELLED OF GUN

POWDER.

WE DON'T HAVE ALL OF THE

DETAILS YET.

BUT THE FACT THAT HIS

APARTMENT WAS SEARCHED, AND

AUTHORITIES TOOK SEVERAL

BAGS OF MATERIALS OUT OF HIS

APARTMENT, SO HE IS

DEFINITELY A PERSON OF

INTEREST RIGHT NOW.

I THINK THE BIG QUESTION

AGAIN, I HAMMER ON THE

POINT: WAS THERE AN OVERSEAS

LINK?

OR WAS IT A SMALL CELL OF

GUYS IN THE BOSTON AREA, SAY

YOUNG MUSLIMS, MAYBE

RADICALIZED ON LINE,

INSPIRED BY al-QAEDA

ONLINE, BUT KNOW DIRECT

LINK.

WE'VE SEEN DOZENS OF CASES

LIKE THAT.

THIS IS HORRIFIC WHAT

HAPPENED.

WE DODGED SOME INCIDENTS IN

THE PAST YEARS, THINK OF THE

CHRISTMAS DAY UNDERWEAR

BOMBER, AND THE ATTEMPTED

ATTACK.

LET'S HOPE THIS IS THE END

OF IT.

Pat: ERICK, THANK YOU

VERY MUCH.

AGAIN, OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO

THESE PEOPLE WHO WERE

WOUNDED AND INJURED, ON A

JOYOUS DAY, PATRIOTS' DAY IN

BOSTON.

THE BOSTON MARATHON DRAWS

PEOPLE IN FROM ALL AROUND

THE WORLD.

26,000, OR 27,000

PARTICIPANTS, ABOUT 17,000

CROSSED THE FINISH LINE

BEFORE THIS BOMB WENT OFF.

BUT TO THINK THAT SOMEBODY

WOULD BE SO VICIOUS, SO

EVIL, AS TO WANT TO KILL

LITTLE CHILDREN AND MAIM

FAMILIES WHO WERE THERE

REJOICING IN A SPORTING

CONTEST ON A BEAUTIFUL DAY

IN BOSTON, IT JUST MAKES YOU

SICK AT YOUR STOMACH.

BUT DON'T TALK TO ME ABOUT

RELIGION OF PEACE.

NO WAY.

WELL, LEE WEBB HAS THE REST

OF OUR TOP STORIES FROM THE

CBN NEWS ROOM.

BEGINNING WITH A LOOK AT

WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE

WORLD'S FINANCIAL MARKETS.

HERE IS LEE.

Lorna: PAT, INVESTORS ARE

WONDERING WHAT IS NEXT IN

THE MARKETS AFTER MONDAY'S

STAY'S SELLOFFS.

THEY WERE LOOKING FOR A

REBOUND IN STOCKS AFTER THE

DOW FELL MORE THAN 260

POINTS ON MONDAY.

ON THE SAME DAY, GOLD HAD

ITS WORSE DAY IN MORE THAN

30 YEARS, FALLING A WHOPPING

9%.

GOLD HAD GONE UP EVERY YEAR

SINCE 2001.

NOW SOME ANALYSTS SAY THE

LONG-TERM BULL MARKET FOR

GOLD AND OTHER COMMODITIES

IS OVER.

OTHERS DISAGREE.

HOW ABOUT YOU, PAT?

Pat: I AMBIVALENT.

I'M AGNOSTIC.

I REALLY DON'T KNOW.

I'VE BEEN A FAN OF GOLD

BECAUSE I THINK WE'RE

DEFLATING OUR CURRENCY.

THE FED IS PRINTING MONEY

LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW.

WE HAVE UNCONSCIONABLE

DEATHS.

SOONER OR LATER, THE NATIONS

WHO LOAN US MONEY WILL SAY

NO LONGER WILL WE ACCEPT

DOLLARS.

IT IS JUST A QUESTION OF

TIME BEFORE WE HAVE A MAJOR

FINANCIAL CRASH, AND PEOPLE

WILL BE LOOKING FOR SOME

SAFE HAVEN LIKE GOLD.

BUT FOR SOME REASON THE BIG

BOYS WITH THE BIG MONEY SAID

NO, GOLD IS A DEAD ASSET,

AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO USE

IT ANY LONGER.

OF COURSE, THESE THINGS

TRIGGER.

ONE HAS TO SELL, AND THEN

THEY START DUMPING GOLD TO

MEET THEIR MARGIN CALLS, AND

SOMEBODY ELSE HAS TO SELL

BECAUSE THE PRICE HAS GONE

DOWN.

THIS WAS A PERCIPITANT GROP

DROP, AND I DON'T THINK IT

WILL SUSTAIN.

SOMEWHERE IT WILL CATCH A

SUPPORT LEVEL, WE JUST DON'T

KNOW WHEN.

Lee: IRAN MEAN STATE

TELEVISION REPORTS AT LEAST

40 PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN A

MAJOR EARTHQUAKE TODAY.

IT

FLATTENED HOMES AND

OFFICES IN A SLIGHTLY

POPULATED AREA NEAR IRAN'S

BORDER WITH PAKISTAN.

THE QUAKE WAS NINE MILES

UNDERGROUND AND IT SHOOK

BUILDINGS ACROSS THE

REGION.

IT MAY HAVE BEEN THE

STRONGEST EARTHQUAKE TO HIT

IRAN IN MORE THAN 50 YEARS.

THE EARLY ESTIMATE PLACES IT

7.7 ON THE RICHTER SCALE.

IN 2003, A 6.6 QUAKE

FLATTENED AN IRANIAN CITY,

AND THAT QUAKE KILLED SOME

27,000 PEOPLE.

Pat: WHAT WE DON'T KNOW

WITH THIS ONE IS WHETHER

THIS IS A START OF SOME KIND

OF SEISMIC ACTIVITY IN THAT

REGION, WHICH IS KNOWN FOR

SEISMIC ACTIVITY.

IF THIS QUAKE HAD TAKEN

PLACE IN A POPULATED CITY

LIKE TEHRAN, IT COULD BE A

HALF MILLION PEOPLE DEAD.

FORTUNATELY FOR LIFE, IT

DIDN'T TAKE PLACE IN A VERY

POPULATED AREA.

BOUGHT IT WAS A MONSTER

QUAKE.

LEE?

Lee: ISRAEL CELEBRATE

ITS 65th INDEPENDENCE DAY

TODAY.

CHRIS MITCHELL TAKES A LOOK

AT WHAT THAT TINY NATION HAS

ACCOMPLISHED IN THE DECADE

SINCE ITS REBIRTH.

Reporter: AT 65, ISRAEL

STANDS OUT FOR WHAT IT HAS

ACCOMPLISHED AND HOW IT HAS

REVEILS.

ISRAELIS AND JEWS AROUND THE

WORLD FACED PERSECUTION AND

MILITARY THREATS.

HOLOCAUST SURVIVER MARTIN

LIVED HERE DURING THE 1985

INDEPENDENCE.

THEY ACHIEVED THE WHOLE

WAR PER CAPITA, NOT A

COUNTRY IN THE WORLD COULD

HAVE ACHIEVED FROM EVERY

POINT OF VIEW, FROM MEDICAL

RESEARCH, TO EVERY ASPECT IN

LIFE.

IT IS JUST AN AMAZING

STORY.

Reporter: ISRAEL'S

POPULATION HAS ALSO

MULTIPLIED 10 TIMES OVER

SINCE INDEPENDENCE.

IT IS A MIRACLE.

WE HOPE IT CONTINUES.

IT IS A VERY STRONG AND

ENCOURAGING PLACE TO BE.

YOU CAN APPRECIATE YOUR

HISTORICAL ROOTS OF BEING

JEWISH.

Reporter: IN AGAINST

INCREDIBLE ODDS, ISRAEL

EMERGED AS THE LEADING

MILITARY FORCE IN THE MIDDLE

EAST.

THAT HELPED LEAD TO

PIONEERING DEVELOPMENTS IN

ISRAEL, WHICH HAS HELPED

THEM ON THE BATTLEFIELD, AS

WELL AS THE HOMEFRONT.

AS PART OF A MEMORIAL

CEREMONY, ISRAELIS PAUSE TO

HONOR THE MORE THAN 23,000

ISRAELI SOLDIERS AND

THOUSANDSS OF TERROR VICTIMS

WHO DIED FOR THEIR

CHILDREN.

PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU MAINTAINS HIS

PEOPLE MUST STAY STRONG.

Translator: WE ARE NOT

BLOOD THIRSTY.

OUR HAND IS EXTENDED IN

PEACE TO ALL PEOPLE, AND ALL

STATES NEAR AND FAR.

BUT OVER THE GENERATIONS, WE

HAVE LEARNED THAT ONLY A

FIERCE PROTECTION FORCE CAN

PROMISE THAT WE WILL NOT BE

HARMED.

Reporter: AND WHETHER

HE IS AN EGYPTIAN PHARAOH OR

A NUCLEAR IRAN, THE PEOPLE

OF ISRAEL APPEAR TO STAND

READY.

WE ARE USED TO IT.

SINCE THE BEGINNING OF

ISRAEL, WE HAD A LOT OF

THREATS.

AND UNTIL NOW, IT SEEMS WE

KNEW HOW TO DEAL WITH IT.

WE SHALL OVERCOME.

WE OUTLIVED PHARAOH.

WE OUTLIVED ALL OF THE

TITANS -- WHAT YOU CALL THE

TITANS OF RUSSIA.

WE OUTLIVED HITLER.

WE'LL OUTLIVE WHOEVER IS

GOING TO STAND IN OUR WAY.

WE'VE HAD ADVERSARIES

BEFORE AND WE WILL HAVE

ADVERSARIES.

BUT IT ONLY MAKES US THINK

HOW WE CAN ACHIEVE MORE WITH

THESE PEOPLE BREATHING DOWN

OUR BACKS, OR WITH EACH

OTHER BREATHING DOWN OUR

BACKS SOMETIMES.

I THINK OUR FUTURE IS VERY

BRIGHT.

Lee: BACK HERE AT HOME,

REGENT UNIVERSITY IS

LAUNCHING A NEW PROGRAM TO

HELP AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND

LATINO AMERICANS EARN A

DEGREE.

THE UNIVERSITY WILL PARTNER

WITH CHURCHES LI LIKE THE

POTTERS' HOUSE.

EACH PARTNER PROVIDES UP TO

50% OF THE TUITION AND FEES

FOR TWO UNDERGRADUATE

STUDENTS, AND REGENT THEN

MATCHES THOSE FUNDS.

ONE OF THE THINGS WE

FOUND, MARK, CHRISTIAN

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITY HAVE

NOT DONE THAT WELL

RECRUITING STUDENTS OF

COLOR.

WE'RE PARTNERING WITH

CHURCHES THAT HAVE A HIGH

DEMOGRAPHIC OF

AFRICAN-AMERICAN OR HISPANIC

COMMUNITY.

BECAUSE THOSE IN PARTICULAR

HAVE DROPPED OUT OF HIGHER

EDUCATION.

HAVING A BROADER PROGRAM

THAT HAS MENTORSHIP AS PART

OF ITS KEY, THAT HAS A WHOLE

COMMUNITY THAT EMBRACES THE

STUDENT, AND HELPS THEM TAKE

THOSE STEPS AND PURSUE THOSE

STEPS TO COMPLETION.

Lee: REGENT PLANS TO

ENROLL STUDENTS IN THIS

PROGRAM HIS FALL.

DR. CAMPO HOPES THIS PROGRAM

WILL SERVE AS A MODEL FOR

OTHER COLLEGES AND

UNIVERSITIES.

IT IS NEAR AND DEAR TO HIS

HEART BECAUSE DR. CAMPO

HIMSELF IS OF CUBAN

DESCENT.

Pat: THAT'S RIGHT.

HIS FATHER CAME FROM CUBA AS

A REFUGEE, AND HAS MADE A

VERY WONDERFUL LIVING FOR

HIMSELF AND A NAME FOR

HIMSELF AND IS A

DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR.

I'M DELIGHTED AT THIS

INITIATIVE TO HELP THOSE

LESS FORTUNATE IN THE INNER

CITY.

IF HISPANIC AND

AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES HAVE

BEEN DROPPING OUT OF THE

HIGHER EDUCATION BECAUSE

THEY'RE NOT ADEQUATELY

PREPARED, WE HAVE A PROGRAM

THAT CAN PREPARE THEM TO

EXCEL IN COLLEGE WORK.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT,

PUSH BACK IN FRANCE OVER A

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BILL, EVEN

FROM HOMOSEXUALS.

WE HAVE TWO PARENTS OF

DIFFERENT SEX.

WHETHER YOU'RE HETEROSEXUAL

OR HOMOSEXUAL, THERE CAN'T

BE TWO PARENTS OF THE

SAME-SEX.

IT IS NOT NATURAL.

Terry: FIND OUT WHAT'S

IN THIS BILL AND WHY SOME

ARE SAYING IT AMOUNTS TO A

NEW FRENCH REVOLUTION.

*

Pat: IT HAS BEEN SAID

THAT THOSE WHO DO NOT LEARN

THE LESSONS OF HISTORY ARE

DOOMED TO LIVE THEM AGAIN.

IF YOU GO BACK IN HISTORY TO

THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, YOU

FIND THERE WAS A THRUST

SPURRED BY THE WRITINGS OF

THE GROUP CALLED THE

ALUMINANTI, TO DESTROY THE

FAMILY, TO DESTROY THE

STATE, TO DESTROY

CAPITALISM, TO DESTROY THE

CHURCH.

IT WAS LIVED OUT IN THE

BLOOD OF THE FRENCH

REVOLUTION.

WELL, WE HAVE HERE A DEBATE

OVER SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

BUT IS IT REALLY JUST ABOUT

MARRIAGE?

OR DOES IT GO FAR BEYOND

THAT, TO DESTROYING THE

TRADITIONAL FAMILY AND

BUILDING A COUNTRY WITHOUT

GOD?

WELL, THOSE ARGUMENTS ARE

BEING MADE TODAY IN

MODERN-DAY FRANCE, AS IT

GETS READY TO BECOME THE

NEXT COUNTRY TO LEGALIZE GAY

MARRIAGE.

THIS IS A VERY PROVOCATIVE

STORY FROM OUR REPORTER,

DALE HURD.

Reporter: IN THE

STREETS OF PARIS, CHRISTIANS

KNEEL AND PRAY, ASKING GOD

TO DELIVER FRANCE FROM A

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BILL THEY

BELIEVE AMOUNTS TO A NEW

FRENCH REVOLUTION, CERTAIN

TO BECOME LAW, IT WOULD NOT

ONLY GRANT HOMOSEXUALS THE

RIGHT TO MARRY, BUT

THE

RIGHT OF SAME-SEX COUPLES TO

ADOPT CHILDREN.

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE HAS BEEN

LEGALIZED IN 12 NATIONS SO

FAR, MOST OF THEM IN THE

WESTERN WORLD.

AND IT HAS BEEN PARTIALLY

LEGALIZED IN AN ADDITIONAL

THREE NATIONS, INCLUDING THE

UNITED STATES.

FRANCE WILL BE NEXT.

ALL WE'RE ASKING FOR IS

TO HAVE THE SAME RIGHTS AS

EVERYBODY.

THE RIGHT TO GET MARRIED OR

NOT.

I'VE BEEN WITH MY

BOYFRIEND FOR THE LAST 20

YEARS.

WE HAVE A VERY NORMAL LIFE.

WE HAVE THE SAME RIGHTS AS

STRAIGHT PEOPLE HAVE.

WE PAY OUR TAXES.

WE ARE RAISING A LITTLE GIRL

THE BEST WE CAN.

Reporter: THE SOCIALIST

GOVERNMENT OF FRANCOIS

HOLLANDE WILL ESSENTIALLY

DESTROY AND THEN REDEFINE

THE TRADITIONAL INSTITUTION

OF MARRIAGE, FOR THE BENEFIT

OF A RELATIVELY TINY PART OF

THE POPULATION, AS IS THE

CASE IN MOST WESTERN

NATIONS, HOMOSEXUALS ACCOUNT

FOR LESS THAN 5% OF THE

POPULATION IN FRANCE.

SOME OPPONENTS OF FRANCE'S

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LAW SEE IT

AS A CYNICAL PLOY BY A

SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT TO USE

WHAT IS BILLED AS A HUMAN

RIGHTS ISSUE TO DESTROY THE

TRADITIONAL FAMILY AND

CHRISTIANITY.

ALAN SCOTTIE IS PRESIDENT OF

THE CATHOLIC ORGANIZATION.

IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THE

GOVERNMENT HAS DECLARED WAR

ON CHRISTIANITY.

MARRIAGE IS BETWEEN A MAN

AND A WOMAN.

IF TODAY WE DECIDE THAT

MARRIAGE IS FOR GAYS,

TOMORROW WE WILL HAVE POLIG

NE.

Reporter POLYGAMY.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH

CATHOLIC FAMILIES SAYS THE

HOLLANDE GOVERNMENT IS USING

CHILDREN TO CARRY OUT ITS

SOCIAL POINTS.

IT HAS BEEN SAID, IN

WRITING, THAT HAS BEEN SENT

TO ALL EDUCATION DIRECTORS,

THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS

COMMITTED TO USE THE YOUNG

PEOPLE TO CHANGE THE MAN

MENTALITIES.

CAN YOU IMAGINE.

IT IS ALMOST A WAR

DECLARATION.

USE OUR CHILDREN TO CHANGE

OUR MINDS.

IT SOUNDS LIKE SOCIAL

REVOLUTION?

EXACTLY.

Reporter: BUT

NOT ALL

OPPOSE THE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

LAW FOR RELIGIOUS REASONS.

A WIDELY-HELD VIEW AMONG

ATHEISTS IT IS UNNATURAL AND

WILL HURT CHILDREN.

THE OPPOSITION TO THE GAY

MARRIAGE LAW HAS BROUGHT

TOGETHER A FASCINATING

COALITION OF CHRISTIANS,

ATHEISTS, AND HOMOSEXUALS.

Reporter: EMMANUEL IS

WITH THE GAY GROUP HOMOVOX,

AND HE SAYS THE GAY BILL

GOES TOO FAR.

IT GOES TOO FAR IN THE

SENSE THAT IT MAKES THE

MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION

LIVE UNDER A LAW THAT HAS

BEEN CAST FOR A MINORITY,

WHICH I DON'T CONSIDER

FAIR.

WE HAVE TWO PARENTS OF

DIFFERENT SEX, WHETHER WE

ARE HETEROSEXUAL OR WE ARE

HOMOSEXUAL.

THERE CAN'T BE TWO PARENTS

OF THE SAME-SEX.

IT IS NOT NATURAL.

Reporter: PROTESTORS

GATHERED IN PARIS LAST WEEK

TO STAND AGAINST ANTI-HOM

SEXUAL

ANTI-HOMOSEXUAL

VIOLENCE, AFTER A GAY MAN

AND HIS BOYFRIEND WERE

SEVERELY BE BEATEN.

SOME PEE FEAR THE SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE LAW WILL BRING MORE

STREET ATTACKS FROM FRANCE'S

GROWING MUSLIM POPULATION.

WHILE A SLIM MAJORITY IN

FRANCE SUPPORT SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE, THEY DO NOT

SUPPORT HOMOSEXUAL COUPLES

ADOPTING CHILDREN.

BUT THE LAW IS ALMOST

CERTAIN TO BECOME LAW

ANYWAY.

THESE PROTESTORS BELIEVE THE

FRANCE THEY KNEW, THAT

UPHELD TRADITIONAL FAMILY IS

SLIPPING AWAY, AND, INDEED,

IT IS.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS, PARIS.

Pat: IT SLIPPED A LONG

TIME AGO, DALE.

THANK YOU FOR THAT I IN

SIGHTFUL REPORT.

IT IS HORRIFYING TO SEE THE

TRENDS THAT ARE TAKING PLACE

IN EUROPE.

YOU SAY, WHAT IN THE WORLD

IS GOING ON IN THAT

CONTINENT?

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU

LEAVE GOD.

IF YOU HAVE NO NORTH STAR,

IF YOU WILL, NO NORTH STAR

TO GUIDE YOU, NO CAMPUS

SETTING, THEN EVERYTHING IS

OKAY, AND THAT'S THE WAY IT

IS IN A SOCIETY WITHOUT

GOD.

THERE ARE NO RULES, THERE

ARE NO BOUNDARIES, AND THERE

ARE NO STANDARDS.

AND, THEREFORE, YOU CAN DO

WHATEVER THE MATURITY WANTS

MAJORITY WANT TO DO AT ANY

PARTICULAR TIME.

NOT GOD.

GOOD.

TERRY HAS TWO FASCINATING

GUESTS.

Terry: MEET TWO IRANIAN

WOMEN WHO SURVIVED 259 DAYS

IN THE INFAMOUS EVAN

PRISON.

THAT'S NEXT.

Terry: MARIAM

ROSTOMPLOR HAD COME HOME

FROM A DENTIST APPOINTMENT

AND WAS RESTING ON HER COUCH

WHEN HE OPENED THE DOOR.

WHEN HE OPENED THE DOOR, HER

LIFELIFE AND THE LIFE OF

HER ROOMMATE CHANGED

FURTHER.

Reporter: THEY WERE

BORN IN MUSLIM IRAN.

AS YOUNG ADULTS, THEY BOTH

BECAME CHRISTIANS.

CONVERTING FROM ISLAM IS A

CRIME IN THE ISLAM WORLD,

PUNISHABLE BY DEATH.

THEY PUT THE BIBLES AND

25,000 PEOPLE, AND THEY

STARTED TWO SECRET HOUSE

CHURCHES.

IN MARCH 2009, MARIAM AND

MARSI WERE ARRESTED IN IRAN,

HELD IN THE INFAMOUS EVAN

PRISON, WHERE THEY FACED

EXECUTION BY HANGING.

Terry: PLEASE WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB," MARIAM

AND MARSIA.

IT IS NICE TO HAVE BOTH OF

YOU WITH US.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

Terry: MARIAM, YOU WEREXvpñ

ON YOUR COUCH, IN YOUR OWN

APARTMENT, YOU HAD COME HOME

FROM A DENTAL APARTMENT, AND

THE DOORBELL RANG AND WHAT

HAPPENED?

I WAS AT HOME, WAITS FOR

MARSIA TO COME HOME FROM THE

POLICE.

WE WERE BOTH SUSPICIOUS

ABOUT A PHONE CALL SHE

RECEIVED IN THE MORNING.

IT WAS ABOUT 4 P.M., AND I

HEARD THE DOORBELL RANG, AND

I HEARD THE SOUND THE MARSIA

AND A FEW OTHERS.

I LOOKED THROUGH THE DOOR,

AND I COULD SEE HER WITH

THREE GUARDS STANDING IN

FRONT OF THE DOOR.

FOR THE MOMENT, I THOUGHT I

NEEDED TO DO SOMETHING.

I WANTED TO HIDE OUR CELL

PHONES TO PROTECT OUR

FRIENDS AND THEIR

INFORMATION.

AND, YOU KNOW, I WANTED TO

TURN OFF THIS TV BECAUSE WE

WERE USING SATELLITE, WHICH

IS ILLEGAL.

AND I WAS THINKING THAT I

NEEDED TO CALL SOMEONE AND

LET THEM KNOW WHAT WAS

HAPPENING.

BUT MY MIND WAS IN SHOCK,

AND I COULDN'T DO ANYTHING.

I JUST OPENED THE DOOR, AND

THEY ENTERED OUR APARTMENT.

THEY RANSACKED EVERYWHERE,

AND THEY TOOK BOTH OF US,

WITH ALL OF OUR BELONGINGS,

OUR BIBLES, JESUS MOVIES,

AND OUR PERSONAL BELONGINGS

TO THE SECURITY POLICE.

Terry:

MARSIA, WHEN YOU

WERE TAKEN AWAY, AND YOU

WERE TAKEN TO A DETENTION

CENTER FIRST FOR A COUPLE OF

WEEKS, AND THEN TO EVAN

PRISON --

YES.

Terry: -- WHAT WERE THE

CHARGES AGAINST YOU?

WELL, FOR THE FIRST DAY

AND ESPECIALLY THE FIRST

WEEK, WE WERE SO SCARED AND

PALE AND WE COULDN'T EVEN

TALK BECAUSE THEIR BEHAVIOUR

WAS SO BRUTAL AND

HUMILIATING.

THE ONLY THING WE COULD DO

WAS YOU TALK IN TONGUES, AND

GOD REALLY STRENGTHENED US

DURING THAT TIME.

THEY SENT US TO DETENTION.

TO BE CHRISTIAN IS NOT

LEGAL.

AND THEY HAD TO GIVE US

ANOTHER CHARGE.

AND THEY SENT US, AFTER 15

DAYS, THEY SENT US TO EVAN

PRISON WITH THE CHARGE OF

ANTI-GOVERNMENT, AND

POSMUSITY --

Terry: JUST BASED ON

WHAT YOU HAD IN YOUR

APARTMENT?

YES.

Terry: WHAT WERE THE

CONDITIONS LIKE?

WE HEAR ABOUT THE EVAN

PRISON HERE IN THE WESTERN

WORLD, AND THE HORRORS OF

IT.

WHAT WAS IT LIKE?

IT IS HORRIBLE.

THIS PRISON IS NOTORIOUS FOR

TORTURING AND RAPING MANY

INNOCENT PEOPLE.

THERE ARE MANY

INTELLECTUALS, LIKE

RELIGIOUS PRISONERS,

LAWYERS, AND JOURNALISTS,

AND EVEN DOCTORS, JUST

BECAUSE THEIR BELIEFS ARE

AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT'S

INHUMANE RULES.

WE SPENT 259 DAYS IN THIS

PRISON, AND WE HAD THE

EXPERIENCE OF BEING IN

SOLITARY CONFINEMENT, AND

ONCE A WEEK WE WERE BEING

INTERROGATED BY TWO

INTERROGATORS FOR LONG

HOURS.

Terry: SO IN SOLITARY,

YOU

WEREN'T EVEN WITH EACH

OTHER.

THAT MUST HAVE BEEN REALLY

FRIGHTENING.

YOU

DON'T KNOW WHAT'S

HAPPENED TO HER, AND THEY

CAN REALLY LIE ABOUT THINGS

AND MAKE YOU THINK SOMETHING

HAPPENED THAT HAS NOT.

HOW DID YOU SURVIVE THAT?

IT WAS VERY WORSE.

THEY SEPARATED US FOR ABOUT

20 DAYS.

EACH WEEK, ONCE A WEEK, WE

WERE BEING INTERROGATED BY

TWO INTERROGATORS FOR LONG

HOURS, ABOUT EIGHT, SEVEN

HOURS.

AND THEY TOOK HER, AND I

BECAME WORRIED ABOUT HER

SITUATION BECAUSE I DIDN'T

KNOW WHERE SHE IS, AND I WAS

PRAYING FOR HER TO BE SAFE.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE DIDN'T

HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT

OUTSIDE THE CELLS.

IT WAS VERY SMALL.

JUST WE PRAYED, AND GOD

REALLY HELPED US DURING THAT

TIME.

Terry: WHAT KIND OF

DEPRIVATION DID YOU SEE AND

EXPERIENCE IN THE PRISON?

AND I KNOW THAT ILLNESS

OFTEN IS SOMETHING THAT

PEOPLE SUFFER THROUGH

THERE.

TALK A LITTLE

ABOUT THERE,

MARIAM.

WELL, FOR NINE MONTHS WE

WERE BOTH SICK.

WE WERE SUFFERING FROM

DIFFERENT KINDS OF

DISEASES.

I HAVE MANY KIDNEY PROBLEMS,

TOOTHACHE, AND SHE HAD

HEADACHES.

SHE WAS SICK ALL OF THE

TIME.

I HAD PROBLEMS.

I WAS POISONED TWICE IN

PRISON.

AND AFTER TWO WEEKS, THEY

SENT ME TO A DOCTOR, AND SHE

GAVE ME MEDICINE WHICH WAS

WRONG, AND AGAIN, I WAS

POISONED.

AND THE DOCTOR JUST LAUGHED

AND TOLD ME, OKAY, I THINK I

GAVE YOU THE WRONG

MEDICINE.

IT WAS NOT JUST ABOUT US.

THERE WERE MANY PRISONERS IN

THIS PRISON, LIKE POLITICAL

PRISONERS, AND OTHER NORMAL

PRISONERS.

THEY ARE SUFFERING FROM THIS

SITUATION IN THIS PRISON.

Terry: AS FIRST I KNOW

THAT YOU PRAYED TO BE

RELEASED.

I THINK THAT WOULD BE THE

NATURAL PRAYER OF ANYONE

STUCK IN A SITUATION LIKE

THAT.

BUT THEN YOU BEGAN TO PRAY

FOR OTHER PEOPLE, AND SEE

GOD MOVE IN THE MIDST OF

YOUR SITUATION.

TELL US SOME OF THE THINGS

THAT HAPPENED THERE.

MARSIA, WHY DON'T YOU START

FIRST.

FOR THE FIRST WEEK, I

MENTIONED EARLIER WE WERE SO

SCARED AND WE PRAYED FOR OUR

RELEASE.

BECAUSE WE DIDN'T WANT TO BE

IN THAT BRUTAL PLACE.

BUT AFTER THAT, WE HAD MANY

GREAT OPPORTUNITIES TO TALK

WITH MANY PRISONERS.

THERE WERE MANY,

PROSTITUTES, ADDICTED

PEOPLE, AND MOST OF THEM,

THEY WERE SO HOPELESS, SAD,

AND DISAPPOINTED, AND WE HAD

A GREAT OPPORTUNITY WITH

THEM.

WHERE WE WERE ARRESTED, WE

HAD TWO HOUSE CHURCHES, ONE

OF THEM WAS FOR PROSTITUTES,

AND THE OTHER WAS FOR YOUNG

PEOPLE.

AND WHEN WE WERE IN PRISON,

WE HAD THIS OPPORTUNITY TO

BE WITH MANY PROSTITUTES.

AND EVERY DAY WE GATHERED

WITH EACH OTHER AND PRAYED,

AND THEY CRIED, AND SOME OF

THEM, THEY CONFESSED THEIR

SINS.

IT WAS LIKE A CHURCH FOR

US.

THAT'S WHY WE UNDERSTOOD IT

WAS GOD'S WILL TO BE IN THAT

PRISON.

WE PRAYED FOR ALL OF THE

PRISONERS.

Terry: WHAT WAS THE

LOWEST POINT IN PRISON FOR

YOU?

WERE HAD SPENT 259 DAYS

IN PRISON, AND IT WAS ONLY

ONE DAY THAT I COULDN'T FEEL

THE PRESENCE OF GOD.

AND AT THAT TIME, WE WERE IN

SOLITARY CONFINEMENT, AND WE

WERE NOT TOGETHER.

AND ONE DAY I JUST WOKE UP

AND I COULDN'T FEEL THE

PRESENCE OF GOD.

THAT WAS THE WORST

EXPERIENCE I'VE EVER HAD IN

MY LIFE.

I WAS SO SAD.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

I WAS WITH A MUSLIM WOMAN.

AND SHE WAS A POLITICAL

PRISONER, AND I JUST HEARD

THE VOICE IN MY HEART THAT

TOLD ME TO START SINGING.

AND I WANTED TO SING, BUT I

COULDN'T FIND THE WORDS.

I KNEW MANY WORSHIP SONGS,

BUT I COULDN'T SING.

AND SOMETHING WAS STOPPING

ME FROM PRAYING AND

SINGING.

AND I FELT THAT I NEEDED TO

START SINGING IN TONGUES.

AND, YOU KNOW, THERE IS A

RULE IN THAT BUILDING 209

THAT NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO

EVEN SPEAK LOUDLY.

BUT I JUST -- AT THAT

MOMENT, I JUST WANTED TO

TALK TO MY FATHER.

I WANTED TO HAVE

RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.

IT WAS SO SCARY FOR ME THAT

I COULDN'T FEEL HIS

PRESENCE.

JUST AS I STARTED SINGING IN

TONGUES VERY LOUDLY, AND THE

WOMAN IN MY CELL WAS SO

SCARED SHE TOLD ME, MARIAM,

PLEASE BE QUIET, THE GUARDS

WILL COME AND THEY WILL

PUNISH YOU.

I CONTINUED SINGING.

AFTER ONE HOUR, I COULD FEEL

THE VERY PRESENCE OF THE

HOLY SPIRIT ALL AROUND ME

AND IN MY CELL.

AND ALSO MY CELL MATE, WHO

WAS A MUSLIM WOMAN, SHE

COULD FEEL THE PRESENCE OF

GOD.

SHE ASKED ME, PLEASE, CAN WE

SING IN FARCEI, I WANT TO

JOINING YOU.

AND I TAUGHT HER SOME SONGS,

AND WE STARTED SINGING

TOGETHER.

AND AFTER TWO HOURS, I COULD

REALLY FEEL THE PEACE AND

JOY.

GOD TOLD ME THAT DAY, I AM

WITH YOU EVERY DAY, EVEN IF

YOU DON'T FEEL MY PRESENCE.

Terry: THAT'S A GOOD

WORD FOR EVERYBODY WHO IS

LISTENING TO YOUR

TESTIMONY.

AFTER 259 DAYS YOU WERE

RELEASED?

WHY DO YOU THINK YOU

WERE

SUDDENLY

RELEASED?

YOU KNOW, WE BELIEVE THAT

THE FIRST REASO

N

THAT WE GOT

RELEASED IS BECAUSE OF GOD'S

GRACE AND GOD'S WILL.

AND THE SECOND REASON, IT

WAS ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN

SUPPORT.

WE HEARD MANY CHRISTIANS ALL

AROUND THE WORLD WERE

SUPPORTING US EITHER BY

PRAYING OR SENDING LETTERS

TO PRISON.

WHICH WAS SO ENCOURAGING FOR

US.

IT MADE

THE IRANIAN

GOVERNMENT ANGRY.

AND WE HEARD SOME

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION

LIKE THE UNITED NATIONS

EMBASSY, THEY CENTER LETTERS

TO

IRANIAN GOVERNMENT.

AND THE IRAN GOVERNMENT,

THEY KNEW THAT MANY PEOPLE

FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD,

THEY WERE WATCHING THEIR

ACTIVITIES, AND THEIR BRUTAL

BEHAVIORS.

BY

KEEPING US IN THIS DARK

AND BRUTAL

PLACE --

Terry:

SO IT MAKES A

DIFFERENCE WHEN PEOPLE SIGN

THESE THINGS.

SOMETIMES WE HEAR OF THESE

THINGS, AND ONLINE WE'RE

ASKED TO SIGN PETITIONS, AND

IT DOES MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

YES.

Terry: WHAT ARE

YOU

BOTH DOING

WITH YOUR LIVES

NOW?

OUR MAIN GOAL IS TO BE

THE VOICE FOR THE

VOICELESS.

NOW WE'RE LIVING IN A FREE

COUNTRY, WE DON'T WANT TO

JUST LIVE FOR OURSELVES.

WE PROMISED SOME U OF OUR

FRIENDS IN PRISON, WE WILL

BE A VOICE FOR THEM IN THE

FUTURE.

WE WROTE OUR BOOK "CAPTIVE

IN IRAN," AND WE HOPE WE CAN

SPREAD OUR MESSAGE AND HELP

THOSE WHO ARE STILL

SUFFERING, BY THE MESSAGE OF

OUR BOOK.

WE PUT THE NAMES ON OUR

WEBSITE, captiveinIran

captiveinIran.com OF PEOPLE

STILL IN PRISON BECAUSE OF

THEIR FAITH.

WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO

KEEP PRAYING FOR THEM AND

SENDING LETTERS.

Terry: PRAYER MAKES A

BIG DIFFERENCE.

WE WANT PEOPLE TO GO TO YOUR

WEBSITE AND PRAY FOR THESE

FRIENDS YOU HAVE PUT ON

THERE BY NAME.

THEY HAVE WRITTEN AN

RIVETING BOOK, CALLED

"CAPTIVE IN IRAN," AND IT IS

AVAILABLE WHEREVER BOOKS ARE

SOLD.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT THANK

YOU BOTH.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

Pat: WHAT INCREDIBLE

WOMEN.

WHAT INCREDIBLE WOMEN.

I SAY IT AGAIN, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, THIS IS A

VICIOUS, EVIL SYSTEM.

AND THESE ARE JUST TWO

VICTIMS, JUST BECAUSE OF

WHAT THEY BELIEVE.

THEY BELIEVE IN JESUS.

FOR THAT, HIDEOUS TIME IN

PRISON.

STILL AHEAD, WE'RE GOING TO

"BRING IT ON" WITH YOUR

E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

SALLY WRITES, "THE BIBLE

SAYS THE GIFTS OF GOD ARE IR

REVOCABLE.

CAN YOU LOSE YOUR

ANOINTING?"

WE'LL ANSWER SALLY'S

QUESTION AND MORE COMING

UP.

Reporter: WELCOME BACK

TO WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN

NEWS BREAK.

A HAWAIIAN BED AND BREAKFAST

HAS LOST A DISCRIMINATION

LAWSUIT FILED BY A LESBIAN

COUPLE.

THEY SUED A BED AND

BREAKFAST AFTER THE OWNER

SAYS SHE WAS UNCOMFORTABLE

WITH THEM STAYING IN HER

HOME BECAUSE OF HER

RELIGIOUS VIEWS.

THE JUDGE RULED IN FAVOR OF

THE COUPLE, AND ORDERED THE

BED AND BREAKFAST TO STOP

DISCRIMINATING.

THE LAWYER FOR THE BED AND

BREAKFAST SAYS THE RULING

FAILS TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE

FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS OF

THE OWNER.

PART OF NEW YORK'S NEW GUN

REGISTRATION LAW GO INTO

EFFECT THIS WEEK.

SOME FIREARMS ARE

RECLASSIFIED ASSAULT

WEAPONS, AND THOSE WHO OWN

THEM ARE SUPPOSED TO START

REGISTERING THEM.

AND THE NUMBER OF BULLETS

ALLOWED IN MAGAZINES ARE NOW

SEVEN.

BUT OPPONENTS PROMISED TO

CONTINUE FIGHTING AGAINST

THE MEASURES IN COURT.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST BY GOING TO OUR

WEBSITE AT CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: WE HAVE SOME

TIME TO ANSWER THE E-MAIL

QUESTIONS YOU SENT IN.

PAT, THE FIRST ONE IS FROM

SALLY, WHO SAYS, "THE BIBLE

SAYS THE GIFTS OF GOD ARE

IRREVOCABLE.

CAN YOU LOSE YOUR

ANOINTING?"

Pat: SALLY, THE GIFTS

OF GOD ARE, YOU KNOW,

FOREVER.

GOD GIVES US THESE THINGS.

BUT LET'S ASSUME, FOR

EXAMPLE, THAT YOU'RE A VERY

TALENTED FOOTBALL

QUARTERBACK, BUT YOU DON'T

PLAY FOOTBALL FOR A YEAR AND

THAT YOU LIE AROUND, YOU

KNOW, DRINKING BEER AND

EATING JUNK FOOD.

AND YOU GET INTO A GAME, YOU

WILL HAVE LOST YOUR

ANOINTING.

YOU WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO

THROW A PASS TO ANYBODY.

I THINK IF YOU SIN AGAINST

GOD AND YOU START LIVING A

CARELESS LIFE, WITHOUT ANY

THOUGHT TO THE BIBLE OR

ABOUT PRAYER, YOU DEFINITELY

ARE GOING TO LOSE THE

ABILITY TO FUNCTION IN THE

GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

WITH THE ANOINTING.

DO YOU LOSE IT?

WORDS ARE TRICKY, BUT YOU

CERTAINLY WON'T HAVE IT

ACTIVE.

YOU NEED TO ACTIVATE ONCE

AGAIN THAT WHICH GOD HAS

GIVEN YOU.

Terry: THIS IS THOMAS

WHO SAYS, "WHAT DOES IT MEAN

TO LET OUR YES BE YES, AND

OUR NO BE NO.

IS MAKING PROMISES ALWAYS

WRONG IS THE ACT OF SWEARING

BY THEM WRONG?"

Pat: I THINK JESUS WAS

TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE WHO

SAID, I SWEAR BOW TH BY THE

GIFLTD O GIFT OF THE ALTER,

I WEAR BY THE NAME OF GOD --

THAT'S TAKING THE NAME IN

VAIN.

WHAT JESUS SAID, IF YOU'RE

GOING TO DO SOMETHING, SAY

IT.

YOU CAN COUNT ON ME, I'LL BE

THERE 9:00 IN THE MORNING.

Terry: LET YOUR WORD BE

YOUR WORD.

Pat: LET YOUR WORD BE

YOUR WORD, AND THAT'S IT.

YOU GET PEOPLE WHO ARE

SWEARING ON THEIR MOTHER'S

GRAVE, YOU BETTER RUN THE

OTHER WAY BECAUSE THEY'RE

LYING TO YOU.

THAT'S WHAT JESUS IS

SAYING.

AS CHRISTIANS, WHAT WE SAY

IS OUR BOND.

OUR WORD IS OUR BOND.

WE WILL DO IT -- DO IT,

PERIOD.

Terry: JOHN SAYS, "SOME

CHRISTIANS GIVE THE

IMPRESSION THAT GOD HAS

GIVEN US CREATIVE POWER WITH

OUR WORDS.

CAN WE REALLY SPEAK

SOMETHING INTO EXISTENCE?"

Pat: YES, WE CAN.

I KNOW THAT SOUNDS STRANGE,

BUT YOU LOOK AT PROVERBS,

WHICH SAYS, "A MAN SHALL EAT

GOOD BY THE FRUIT OF YOUR

LIPS."

THE LIPS CAN CURSE.

YOUR LIPS CAN BRING

BLESSING.

IF YOU SAY I FEEL TERRIBLE,

YOU HAVE GIVEN A COMMAND TO

YOURSELF TO FEEL TERRIBLE.

IF YOU SAY I PRAISE THE

LORD, THIS IS THE DAY THE

LORD HAS MADE, AND I REJOICE

AND BE GLAD IN IT, THEN YOU

CHANGE YOUR ENVIRONMENT.

SO YOUR WORDS HAVE GREAT

POWER.

ALL OF THE NEGATIVITY THAT

COMES ABOUT, IT MAKES ME

SICK.

I DON'T WANT PEOPLE AROUND

ME SPEAKING NEGATIVELY.

IT IS LIKE BRINGING A

CURSE.

SO CAN WE CREATE SOMETHING?

I THINK WHAT HE IS SAYING

IS, COULD YOU CREATE A

TOOTH?

I'VE HEARD OF PEOPLE WHO

HAVE CREATED TOOTHS, AND

I'VE HEARD OF PEOPLE AN EYE

HAS BEEN FORMED.

Terry: WHEN THEY'RE

PRAYING FOR SOMEBODY.

Pat: PRAYING FOR

SOMEBODY AND SPEAKING THE

WORD.

ONE GUY, I KNOW DON, SAID AN

EYE WAS FORMED IN A MAN'S

HEAD IN ENGLAND.

THAT'S A CREATIVE WORD.

GOD SPOKE THE WORLD INTO

BEING, AND HE HAS GIVEN US

THE POWER IN OUR SPIRITS TO

BRING FORTH MIRACLES.

I THINK T.L. OSMAN WAS

TALKING ABOUT A MEETING IN

GHANA.

SOMEBODY WAS AT THE EDGE OF

THE MEETING, AND HIS LEG HAD

BEEN CUT OFF AT THE KNEE.

HE HEARD THE POWER OF GOD.

HE WAS DECLARING, AND THE

LEG GREW.

THE FOOT GREW, AND THE NAILS

GREW IN THE FOOT.

Terry: IN

UNBELIEVABLE.

Pat: CREATIVE MIRACLE,

SURE IT CAN HAPPEN.

Terry: AND IT IS THE

SAME, CONVERSE, WITH

NEGATIVE.

SOMEBODY SAYING I HAVE

CANCER --

Pat: YOU'LL HAVE

CANCER.

Terry: KIM SAYS, "IF

THE OLD TESTAMENT IS THE

COVENANT BEFORE CHRIST COME

AND DIED FOR US, WHY SHOULD

NEW CHRISTIANS CONTINUE TO

STUDY IT?"

Pat: GOD DIDN'T JUST

SET JESUS DOWN IN THE MIDST

OF NOTHING.

HE SET HIM DOWN IN 2,000

YEARS OF RELIGIOUS HISTORY.

AND HE USES IN THE OLD

TESTAMENT A PATTERN OF THE

WAY HE WANTED PEOPLE TO

LIVE.

THERE ARE THINGS -- JESUS

SAID, NOT ONE DOT OR ONE

TIDDLE WILL BE REMOVED FROM

THE LAW.

THE LAW IS FULFILLED.

THESE THINGS WILL BE

FULFILLED.

WE ARE NOT UNDER THE DIETARY

RULES.

WE'RE NOT UNDER THE RULES OF

THE OLD TESTAMENT, BUT AT

THE SAME TIME, THE ETERNAL

VARITI ETIOITIES RIGHTS

THROUGH ALL HISTORY.

Terry: THANK YOU.

GOOD QUESTIONS.

THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME WE

FOR TODAY.

NOW, UP NEXT, A HOMELESS

CRACK ADDICT ON THE BRINK OF

SUICIDE.

SEE HOW A SUPER NATURAL

ENCOUNTER SAVES HIM WHEN WE

COME BACK.

Pat: ANTHONY DARDEN,

ANTHONY WAS A FREQUENT

VISITORS TO THE EMERGENCY

ROOM.

NOT BECAUSE HE NEEDED A

DOCTOR.

ANTHONY SIMPLY WANTED A

PLACE TO GET OUT OF THE

RAIN.

Reporter: ANTHONY

DARDEN LIVED FOR TWO YEARS

AS A HOMELESS CRACK ADDICT.

MOST OF THE TIME SHE LIVED

IN A DRUG-INDUCED FOG.

SOMETIMES HE WOULD WALK FOR

MILES TO GO TO A HOSPITAL

EMERGENCY ROOM JUST TO GET

OUT OF THE RAIN.

AND I WOULD GO IN THE

BATHROOM AND STAY FOR A

WHILE, UNTIL I GOT DRIED

OFF.

AND THEN I WOULD GO IN THERE

AND SIT WITH OTHER PEOPLE,

LIKE I WAS THERE WITH

SOMEBODY.

Reporter: ANTHONY TOOK

ME TO WHERE HE SPENT MOST

NIGHTS LIVING ON THE STREETS

OF GOLDSBORRO, NORTH

CAROLINA.

Reporter: WHEN YOU'RE

IN THAT DRUG INDUCED STATE,

DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE

HOPELESSNESS OF YOUR

SITUATION OR JUST THINKING

ABOUT THAT NEXT HIGH.

THE ADDICTION MAKES YOU

THINK ABOUT THE SAME HIGH,

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, BY THE

TIME I BEGAN TO BE HOMELESS,

I'M IN A STATE WHERE IT IS

NOT FUN NO MORE.

Reporter: ANTHONY'S

LIFE SEEMED DESTINED FOR

TROUBLE EVEN FROM THE VERY

BEGINNING.

HE WAS BORN IN A HEALTH

CLINIC TO A TEENAGED

MOTHER.

HIS GRANDMOTHER HELPED RAISE

HIM, BUT WHEN SHE DIED, HE

WAS JUST NINE YEARS OLD.

I CAN REMEMBER GOING IN

THE BACK OF THE HOUSE,

SITTING THERE AND CRYING FOR

HOURS, NOT KNOWING WHAT I

WAS GOING TO DO.

Reporter: ANTHONY'S

MOTHER ASSUMED

RESPONSIBILITY FOR HER SON,

BUT IN REALITY SHE COULDN'T

ADEQUATELY PROVIDE FOR HIS

NEEDS.

ANTHONY REMEMBERS THE NIGHT

WHEN HE WAS 11, AND AN OLDER

MALE COUSIN CAME OVER AND

SEXUALLY MOLESTED HIM.

HE NEVER TOLD ANYONE WHAT

HAPPENED THAT NIGHT.

I ALWAYS WONDERED, WHY

ME?

WHY DID GOD ALLOW THIS TO

HAPPEN TO ME?

Reporter: ANTHONY NEVER

KNEW HIS FATHER, SO HE BEGAN

HANGING AROUND HIS UNCLES,

WHO ALL USED DRUGS.

BY THE TIME HE WAS 14, HE

WAS SMOKING MARIJUANA.

BY 18, HE DROPPED OUT OF

SCHOOL AND WAS SNORTING

COCAINE AND DRINKING ALCOHOL

ALMOST EVERY DAY.

IT MEDICATED THE PAIN.

IT MADE ME FORGET ABOUT THE

THINGS THAT WAS INTERNALLY

EATING AT ME.

Reporter: ONE NIGHT

ANTHONY CONFRONTED A DRUG

DEALER WHOM HE HAD STOLEN

FROM, AND THAT DECISION

NEARLY COST HIM HIS LIFE.

BEFORE I COULD GET UP TO

HIM, HE HOLLERED, AND A

BUNCH OF HIS OTHER BUDDIES

STARTED CHASING ME DOWN THE

BLOCK, SHOOTING AT ME.

AND I KEPT RUNNING.

BECAUSE I DIDN'T HAVE NO GUN

ON ME TO SHOOT BACK.

WHEN I WAS RUNNING, I WAS

THINKING, THIS IS IT.

I'M GETTING READY TO DIE.

Reporter: ANTHONY

JUMPED BEHIND A BUSH TO

HIDE.

THEY WAS JUST WALKING

AROUND THE HOUSE, CURSING,

MAD BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T

SEE ME.

BECAUSE THEY KNEW I SHOULD

HAVE BEEN THERE, AND THEY

WALKED RIGHT UP TO ME AND

WERE LOOKING RIGHT AT ME,

BUT THEY COULDN'T SEE.

ALL I KNOW IS GOD MADE IT

WHERE THEY COULDN'T SEE ME.

AND THAT, RIGHT THERE, WAS

LIKE A TURNING POINT BECAUSE

I KNEW I WAS DEAD THAT

NIGHT.

Reporter: BUT THAT

WASN'T ENOUGH TO MAKE

ANTHONY STOP USING DRUGS.

HE STARTED DEALING AT THIS

TRAILER PARK, WHICH AT THE

TIME WAS KNOWN AS A HAVEN

FOR DRUG USERS.

IT WAS HERE THAT ANTHONY

ALSO THOUGHT ABOUT ENDING

THIS LIFE.

I SAID, WELL, GOD, IF YOU

DON'T HELP ME -- IF YOU'RE

REAL AND YOU DON'T HELP ME,

I'M GOING TO END IT ALL.

I'M GOING TO GET MY PISTOL

AND I'M JUST GOING TO KILL

MYSELF.

NOBODY DON'T CARE ABOUT ME,

NO WAY.

I FINALLY DRIFTED OFF TO

SLEEP.

Reporter: WHEN ANTHONY

WOKE UP, HE SAYS SOMETHING

THAT CHANGED.

I BEGAN TO HEAR A VOICE

TELLING ME TO STOP RUNNING

FROM ME.

AND THE PURPOSE I HAVE FOR

YOU.

I KNEW IF I DIDN'T COME THAT

TIME, I WOULDN'T BE HERE

TODAY.

I STARTED TALKING TO GOD.

AND I SAID, LORD, IF YOU'RE

REAL, I NEED YOU TO HELP ME

NOT TO GET HIGH NO MORE.

AND IF YOU DO IT, I'LL TELL

EVERYBODY WHAT YOU'VE DONE

FOR ME, AND I'LL DO WHAT YOU

TELL ME TO DO.

Reporter: ANTHONY WENT

TO REHAB, AND THREE WEEKS

LATER SURRENDERED HIS LIFE

TO GOD.

I REMEMBER CONFESSING

THAT, LORD, I'M A SINNER.

I DO BELIEVE THAT JESUS DIED

ON THE CROSS FOR MY SINS.

I ASK YOU, LORD JESUS, TO

COME INTO MY HEART AND SAVE

ME.

AND I COMMIT MY LIFE TO YOU

FROM THIS DAY FORWARD.

I KNEW I WOULD NEVER GET

HIGH AGAIN.

I KNEW I WOULD NEVER HAVE TO

GO BACK TO ANOTHER TREATMENT

PROGRAM BECAUSE THE DESIRE

FOR DRUGS AND ALCOHOL HAD

LEFT.

Reporter: TODAY

ANTHONY'S MARRIED AND HAS

BEEN DRUG-FREE FOR 15

YEARS.

WHEN NOBODY ELSE WOULD

HELP ME, GOD DID.

GOD REACHED DOWN AND HE

TOUCHED MY LIFE.

AND NO MATTER WHAT YOU'VE

BEEN THROUGH, NO MATTER WHAT

YOU'VE DONE, GOD IS WAITING

FOR YOU TO JUST COME TO

HIM.

HE SAID, COME UNTO ME ALL OF

YOU WHO ARE HEAVY-LADEN AND

OVERBURDENED, AND I WILL

GIVE YOU REST.

SO I'M RESTING TODAY.

I'M RESTING IN THE LORD

TODAY.

Pat: STOP RUNNING FROM

ME.

STOP RUNNING FROM ME.

GOD ALMIGHTY -- IT WAS A

POEM CALLED ?IEFLT TH "THE

HOUND OF HEAVEN."

GOD LOVES YOU.

HE SENDS OUT PEOPLE LIKE ME

AND OTHERS, MILLIONS INTO

THE WORLD, TO SAY TO PEOPLE,

COME UNTO THE LORD.

COME UNTO ME ALL YEE WHO

LABOR, HEAVY LABOR, AND I

WILL IF YOU REST.

ARE YOU WORRIED, ARE YOU IN

DISPAIR, ARE YOU ON DRUGS OR

ALCOHOL, ARE YOU BURDENED

WITH DEBT -- WHAT'S THE

PROBLEM?

RIGHT NOW THE LORD SAYS STOP

RUNNING.

STOP RUNNING AND TURN TO

ME.

I'M GOING T TO LEAD YOU IN

A VERY SIMPLE PRAYER.

IF YOU PRAY WITH ME AND YOU

MEAN IT, GOD WILL HEAR AND

HE'LL ANSWER.

RIGHT NOW, WHEREVER YOU ARE,

BOW YOUR HEAD AND PRAY THESE

WORDS.

LORD JESUS -- PRAY WITH ME.

LORD JESUS, I DON'T WANT TO

RUN FROM YOU ANYMORE BECAUSE

I FLOW THAT YO KNOW THAT

YOU LOVE ME.

AND RIGHT NOW I TURN AWAY

FROM SIN.

I TURN AWAY FROM REBELLION,

AND I TURN TO YOU.

LORD, HEAR MY PRAYER, COME

INTO MY HEART.

I SURRENDER TO YOU FROM THIS

MOMENT ON, AND I THANK YOU

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

WELL, IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME

AND YOU MEANT IT, I WANT TO

GIVE YOU SOMETHING TO HELP

YOU.

IT IS CALLED "A NEW DAY"

THIS IS A LITTLE COMPACT

DISC.

73 MINUTES OF VERY IMPORTANT

TEACHING OF WHAT HAPPENS

WHEN YOU COME TO THE LORD.

A NEW LIFE, A NEW DAY, AND

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.

WHAT ABOUT THE BAPTISM AND

THE HOLY SPIRIT.

WHAT ABOUT JESUS?

WHAT ABOUT IF YOU SIN?

IT'S ALL HERE.

YOU CAN PUT IT IN YOUR C.D.

PLAYER AND PLAY IT.

I WANT YOU TO CALL.

SAY I PRAYED WITH PAT.

GO TO YOUR TELEPHONES RIGHT

NOW AND CALL

1-800-759-0700.

1-800-759-0700.

AND THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN ARE

REJOICING.

TOMORROW, THE MOTHER OF

WHITNEY HOUSTON, CISSY

HOUSTON, TALKS ABOUT THE

LIFE OF HER LATE DAUGHTER.

TODAY WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM ACTS 2: 21:

"HAD EVER CALLS ON THE NAME

OF THE LORD SHALL BE

SAVED."

THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME WE'VE

GOT.

GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.

AND LORD WILLING, WE'LL BE

BACK TOMORROW AT THE SAME

TIME FOR ANOTHER EDITION OF

"THE 700 CLUB."

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