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The 700 Club - April 24, 2013

Kurt and Ronda had $150,000 in credit card debt and were about to lose everything. Read Transcript


I WAS RAISED IN A

CRIMINAL ENVIRONMENT.

MY DAD WAS ALWAYS IN AND OUT

OF JAIL.

Lee: LIKE FATHER, LIKE

SON.

MY DAD GAVE ME THE GREEN

LIGHT TO DO IT.

I TOOK PRIDE IN THE FACT

THAT EVERYTHING I DID WAS

ILLEGAL.

Lee: HIS LIFE OF

CRIME.

THIS DOESN'T COUNT ALL OF

THE ALIASES I'VE BEEN UNDER

AND BEATING THE WRAP.

HE SAID, IRENE, I DON'T

WANT TO LIVE LIKE THIS

ANYMORE.

Lee: ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

*

Kristi: WELCOME TO "THE

700 CLUB."

I'M CRI CHRISTIE WATTS.

AND IT IS BEING CALLED THE

WORST FLOOD IN HISTORY.

THE FLOODS HAVE BEEN

DEVASTATING FOR SO MANY

HOMES, AND SOME RESIDENTS

ARE SAYING THEY JUST HAVE

NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE

IT.

HEATHER CELLS HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: ALREADY

FLOODING IN THE MIDWEST HAS

KILLED AT LEAST THREE PEOPLE

IN INDIANA AND MISSOURI,

AFTER RAGING WATERS SWEPT

AWAY THEIR CARS.

IN PEORIA, ILLINOIS, THE

ILLINOIS RIVER HAS CRESTED

29.3 FEET, AND FLOODED

DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES.

ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI,

MASSIVE PROBLEMS.

MORE THAN 100 BARGES BROKE

FREE IN ST. LOUIS, COLLIDING

WITH A BRIDGE, AND ACROSS

THE REGION, RESIDENTS ARE IN

DISBELIEF.

I'VE LIVED HERE MY WHOLE

LIFE AND I'VE NEVER, EVER

SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS.

WE COME DOWNTOWN TO WALK,

AT LEAST TWICE A WEEK, AND

WE HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING

LIKE THIS.

Reporter: THE

HIGH-CRESTING WATERS

DEVASTATING BRUCE LING'S

NEIGHBORHOOD, AND IN A

SECOND TRAGEDY, HIS HOME WAS

LOOTED.

EVERYTHING IN THIS HOME

WAS DESTROYED.

Reporter: OUTSIDE OF

CHICAGO, HOMEOWNERS ARE

STILL CLEANING UP.

IT CAME IN LIKE A

WATERFALL.

WE WERE BAILING AND URGING

IT DOWN THE DRAIN PIPE UNTIL

THE WINDOW BURST.

THE BASEMENT WINDOW BURST

FROM THE WATER, AND PEOPLE

PARADING OUTSIDE.

Reporter: IN OTHER

COMMUNITIES, THE RACE IS ON

TO FILL SANDBAGS AND FORTIFY

IN ADVANCE OF RISING

WATERS.

THERE IS SO MUCH WORK TO

BE DONE, AND THERE IS NOT

ENOUGH PEOPLE TO DO IT.

Reporter: FOR FARMERS,

THE RAINS HAVE ALREADY

DELAYED CORN-PLANTING, AND

COULD REDUCE THE AMOUNT

THEY'LL PLANT THIS YEAR.

EVEN IF SOME OF THE RIVERS

ARE SHOWING SIGNS OF

CRESTING, THE RECOVERY ISN'T

EXPECTED TO COME QUICKLY OR

EASILY.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

SAYS MANY WATERWAYS IN THE

MIDWEST WILL REMAIN HIGH ON

INTO NEXT MONTH.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Kristi: YOU LOOK AT

THOSE STORIES, PAT, AND IT

SEEMS LIKE THERE IS ALWAYS

SOMETHING, ISN'T THERE?

Pat: THIS COUNTRY IS

BEING OVERWHELMED WITH BAD

WEATHER, AND THIS IS THE

BEGINNING.

SO I GUESS FROM NOW WE START

GOING INTO HURRICANES AND

TORNADOES, BUT, MY

GOODNESS.

SO, ANYHOW, PRAY FOR THOSE

FOLKS IN THE MIDWEST, AND

THAT FLOODING, THE WORST IN

RECORDED HISTORY.

THERE MAY BE ANOTHER

POSSIBLE TIE BETWEEN THOSE

SUSPECTS IN THE BOSTON

MARATHON BOMBINGS AND THE --

WELL, THE -- I DON'T KNOW

WHETHER WE CALL IT A

RELIGION OR THE PHILOSOPHY

OR THE SYSTEM OF ISLAM.

LEE WEBB HAS THAT STORY FROM

THE CENTS PER SHAR CBN NEWS

ROOM.

Lee:

A RADICAL MUSLIM

MAY HAVE HAD A STRONG

INFLUENCE ON THE OLDER OF

THE TWO BROTHERS.

OFFICIALS SAY THAT THE

FRIENDS STEERED TAR TARMLAN.

HE ALSO BEGAN OPPOSING THE

IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN WARS,

AND TURNED TO JIHADIST

WEBSITES UNDER MISHA'S

INFLUENCE.

TAMERLAN MAY HAVE URGED THE

BROTHER.

BUT THE MOTHER DISPUTES THAT

STORY, AND CLAIMS HER SONS

ARE INNOCENT, AND MISHA WAS

JUST A FRIEND.

DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV HAS BEEN

UPGRADED FROM SERIOUS TO

FAIR CONDITION.

THE BOSTON ATTACK SHOWS HOW

SMALL, HOMEMADE WEAPONS, CAN

WREAK HAVOC ON A COMMUNITY

AND A NATION.

AND IT IS PROMPTING THE

PUBLIC TO BE MORE AWARE.

MARK MARTIN HAS THAT STORY.

Reporter: AN ABANDONED

SCHOOL BUS IN A REMOTE

LOCATION IN VIRGINIA.

THREE, TWO, ONE.

Reporter: LESS THAN

10 POUNDS OF HOMEMADE

EXPLOSIVES, AND THE BUS IS

IS NO MORE.

IT IS A DEMONSTRATION OF THE

POWER OF BOMBS THAT CAN BE

MADE ANYWHERE WITH ITEMS

FOUND RIGHT UNDER YOUR

KITCHEN SINK.

WATCH IT ONE MORE TIME.

A CHILLING SIGHT, ESPECIALLY

WHEN YOU CONSIDER WHAT IF

THIS WAS A TERRORIST

ATTACK.

ONE OF THE GOALS OF

DETONATING THE BUS IS TO

SHOW THE HARSH REALITY OF

HOMEMADE EXPLOSIVES, TO MAKE

AUTHORITIES AWARE THAT A LOT

OF DAMAGE CAN BE DONE WITH

ONLY A SMALL AMOUNT OF

BOMB-MAKING MATERIALS.

THEY ARE USED ALL OF THE

TIME.

IT IS, UNFORTUNATELY, A

MATTER OF WHEN, AS OPPOSED

TO IF.

AND WE'RE TRYING TO KEEP

PEOPLE ON THE FOREFRONT OF

WHAT IS GOING ON.

Reporter: MIKE DAUGHTY

WORKS FOR AMERICAN CANINE

INTERVENTION.

THEY NORMALLY TRAIN DOGS,

BUT IN THIS CASE THEY'RE

TEAMING UP WITH TRIP WIRE

GROUP TO TEACH PEOPLE, FIRST

RESPONDERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT,

AND BOMB SQUADS, TO BE ON

THE LOOKOUT FOR HOMEMADE

EXPLOSIVES.

I HOPE ALL OF OUR

STUDENTS, WHEN THEY GO BACK

TO THEIR RESPECULATIVE

JURISDICTIONS, WE HAVE

ENABLED THEM TO FIND

HOMEMADE DEVICES, IF THEY

WERE TO SERVE A SEARCH

WARRANT OR IF THEY WERE

STOPPING A CAR, AND TO BE

ABLE TO PUT TWO AND TWO

TOGETHER AND SAY THESE

PEOPLE ARE POSING A THREAT.

Reporter: ACCORDING TO

THE DEPARTMENT OF FIREARMS

AND TOBACCO AND EXPLOSIVES,

APPROXIMATELY 4200 INCIDENTS

INVOLVED THE USE OF HOMEMADE

EXPLOSIONS FOR

EXPERIMENTATION AND CRIMINAL

PURPOSES.

FIVE WERE TERRORIST

BOMBINGS, AND THE REST

INVOLVED PEOPLE EXPERIMENTS

AND MOTIVATED BY CURIOSITY.

WE WANT TO BE AHEAD OF OF

CURVE TO PROTECT OUR

NEIGHBORS AND THOSE THAT ARE

IN OUR COMMUNITIES AROUND

US.

Reporter: IN 19 1995,

THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBERS

CRAFTED A 5,000-POUND BOMB

ON AMERICAN SOIL, A BOMB

THAT DESTROYED ONE-THIRD OF

THE ALFRED P.MURRAY FEDERAL

BUILDING, AND TOOK THE LIVES

OF 168 PEOPLE.

THAT'S WHY EXPERTS SAY IT IS

URGENT FOR PUBLIC SERVANTS

AND THOSE THEY SERVE TO TAKE

THE ISSUE OF HOMEMADE

EXPLOSIVES SERIOUSLY, TO BE

EDUCATED ON WHAT TO LOOK

FOR, AND TO CALL AUTHORITIES

IMMEDIATELY IF THEY SUSPECT

A BOMB OF ANY SIZE IS BEING

MADE, OR WORSE, ON THE VIRGE

OF DETONATING.

MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS,

SMITHFIELD, VIRGINIA.

Lee: PAT, YOU CAN'T

HELP BUT THINK THERE IS

GOING TO BE A BIG DEMAND FOR

THE BOMB-SNIFFING DOGS, TO

GET THEM TRAINED AND OUT IN

THE FIELD.

Pat: THEY ARE VERY

VALUABLE, AND THEY'VE GOT OL

FACTORY SENSES THAT ARE SO

GOOD.

JUST A LITTLE FERTILIZER AND

A FEW OTHER INGREDIENTS YOU

CAN GET AT A LOCAL HARDWARE

STORE, AND SUDDENLY YOU HAVE

MADE A BOMB.

AND IT'S EXTRAORDINARY.

WE HAVE SO-CALLED SOFT

TARGETS IN AMERICA.

ERICK STAKLEBECK DID A STUDY

OF JIHADISTS NEXT DOOR AND

WHAT THEY CAN DO.

AND INNOCENTLY SEEMING

CHEMICALS CAN BE USED TO

WREAK HAVOC.

AND WHEN YOU THINK OF THE

AWFUL CARNAGE.

PEOPLE LOSING THEIR LIMBS.

IT IS NOT JUST THE FACT THAT

THEY WERE KILLED, WHICH IS

HORRIBLE IN ITSELF, BUT

LIMBS, LEGS WERE CUT OFF,

AND PEOPLE WILL BE

PERMANENTLY NAMED BECAUSE

PERMANENTLY MAIMED BECAUSE

OF THIS.

THIS IS TERRIBLE.

I'LL SAY IT BEFORE AND I'LL

SAY IT AGAIN, THEY SAY NONE

THERE CALL IT TERROR.

LET'S NAME IT WHAT IT IS.

IT IS ISLAMIC-MOTIVATED

TERROR.

IT IS SET UP TO TERRORIZE A

POPULATION, TO INTERRUPT

THEIR COMMERCE, TO INTERRUPT

THEIR NORMAL WAY OF LIFE,

AND TO MAKE THEM AFRAID.

AND, BELIEVE ME, IT WON'T

TAKE MANY BOMBS TO

ACCOMPLISH THAT PURPOSE HERE

IN THIS GREAT LAND.

LEE?

Lee: PAT, THE JUDGE IN

THE TRIAL OF A PHILADELPHIA

ABORTIONIST HAS THROWN OUT

THREE OF THE EIGHT MURDER

CHARGES AGAINST THE DOCTOR.

PROSECUTORS CHARGED

DR. KERMIT GOSNELL IN A

41-YEAR-OLD PATIENT AND

SEVEN BABIES REPORTEDLY BORN

ALIVE.

THEY TOLD JURORS THAT THE

STAFF KILLED THE BABIES BY

CUTTING THEIR SPINE.

BUT THE JUDGE ARGUES THERE

WAS NO SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

THAT THEY WERE BORN ALIVE.

THE JUDGE DISMISSED THREE OF

THE BABIES' MURDER CHARGES

WITH NO EXPLANATION.

BUT GOSNELL COULD STILL FACE

THE DEATH PENALTY, THOUGH.

FORMER EMPLOYEES HAVE

ALREADY BEEN CONVICTED AND

HAVE TESTIFIED AGAINST

GOSNELL.

PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL DELIVER

THE KEY NOTE ADDRESS ON

THURSDAY AT PLANNED

PARENTHOOD FUNDRAISER.

CECILE RICHARDS PRAISED HIM,

SAYING PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS

DONE MORE THAN ANY PRESIDENT

IN HISTORY FOR WOMEN'S

HEALTH AND RIGHTS.

IN HIS RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN

LAST YEAR, THE PRESIDENT

PROMISED TO FIGHT THE

REPUBLICAN EFFORTS TO CUT

PLANNED PARENTHOOD'S

FUNDING.

PAT?

Pat: YOU KNOW, AREN'T

YOU HORRIFIED AT THIS?

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES IS GOING TO GIVE THE

KEY-NOTE ADDRESS AT A

FUNDRAISER FOR AN

ORGANIZATION -- GET THIS,

THEY PERFORM BETWEEN 300,000

AND 350,000 ABORTIONS A

YEAR.

300,000 BABIES ARE

SLAUGHTERED BY PLANNED

PARENTHOOD.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD NOW

RECEIVES IN EXCESS OF

$500 MILLION OF TAXPAYER

MONEY.

AND THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR

LAW AND JUSTICE, OF WHICH I

HAPPEN TO BE THE CHAIRMAN,

HAS LAWSUITS.

ONE JUST CONCLUDED WITH A

SETTLEMENT, AND I'M NOT AT

LIBERTY TO SPEAK OF THE

NUMBER, BUT IT IS

SUBSTANTIAL, IN TEXAS,

AGAINST ONE OF THEIR SMALL

TEXAS.

THE BIG LAWSUIT IS IN

CALIFORNIA, WHERE SO-CALLED

WHISTLE-BLOWERS HAVE COME

FORWARD TO SAY THIS

ORGANIZATION IS TRIPLE

BILLING THE UNITED STATES

GOVERNMENT.

AND FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND,

THE U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

IS IS COMING ON THE SIDE OF

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW

AND JUSTICE IN THAT

LAWSUIT.

AND HERE THE PRESIDENT IS

GOING TO TRY TO RAISE MONEY

FOR THOSE PEOPLE, WHO ARE

NOW BEING ACCUSED OF

DEFRAUDING THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT.

HOW ABOUT THAT FOR

POLITICS?

LEE?

Lee: THE U.S. ARMY IS

REMOVING BIBLE VERSES ETCHED

IN THE SCOPES OF THEIR

WEAPONS.

THE VERSES ARE FROM THE

GOSPEL OF JOHN AND 2

CORINTHIANS, TO NAME A FEW.

THE MANUFACTURER, TRIGICON,

HAS INSCRIBED THEM ON THE

SIGHTS.

THEY TELL FOX NEWS THEY WERE

ORDERED TO TURN IN THE

SCOPES SO THE VERSES COULD

BE SCRAPED OFF AND COVERED

WITH BLACK PAINT.

AN ARMY SPOKESMAN SAYS

TRIGICON HAS AGREED TO

REMOVE SCRIPTURE FROM FUTURE

ORDERS OF THOSE SCOPES.

THE I.R.S. WILL BE GIVING

FURLOUGH NOTICES TO ALL OF

ITS EMPLOYEES FOR AT LEAST

FIVE DAYS BEFORE LABOR DAY.

THE TAX AGENCY SAYS THE MOVE

IS NECESSARY BECAUSE OF THE

SPENDING CUTS FORCED BY THE

SEQUESTER.

THAT'S WHEN CONGRESS AND THE

WHITE HOUSE FAILED TO REACH

A BUDGET DEAL EARLIER THIS

YEAR.

ON THE FURLOUGH DAYS, ALL

I.R.S. PUBLIC SERVICES WILL

BE CLOSED, THOSE INCLUDE

TOLL-FREE PHONE HELP AND

TAXPAYER ASSISTANCE.

AND OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES

IS ALSO FURLOUGHING

EMPLOYEES, BUT CRITICS SAY

THE MOVE IS IS JUST A

PUBLICITY STUNT TO MAKE THE

BUDGET CUTS LOOK MORE

PAINFUL THAN THEY REALLY

ARE, PAT.

Pat: THERE IS NO

QUESTION ABOUT IT, THE

DEFENDERS OF BIG GOVERNMENT

WILL GO TO ANY LENGTH TO

FORCE THE ISSUE ON THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE TO SAY

YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE BIG

GOVERNMENT, YOU HAVE TO

SPEND MORE MONEY, AND YOU

HAVE TO RUN BIG DIF

DEFICITS, BECAUSE IF YOU

DON'T, WE'LL SHUT OFF THE

TOURS IN THE WHITE HOUSE, OR

YOUR FRIENDLY I.R.S. AGENT

WON'T BE THERE TO COLLECT

YOUR TAXES.

THAT, OF COURSE, IS REASON

ENOUGH NOT TO SEQUESTER.

Lee: I GUESS WE HAVEN'T

HEARD THE LAST OF THAT

EITHER, FROM THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT, PAT.

HOUSE REPUBLICANS SAY FORMER

SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY

CLINTON BEARS RESPONSIBILITY

FOR LAST SEPTEMBER'S ATTACK

ON THE U.S. CONSULATE IN

BENGHAZI, LIBYA.

FOUR PEOPLE, INCLUDING

AMBASSADOR CHRIS STEVENS,

DIED IN THE ATTACK.

AN INTERIM REPORT FAULTS

CLINTON AND OTHER STATE

DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS FOR

APPROVING CUTS AT THE

BENGHAZI FACILITY.

THEY SAY THAT THE SENIOR

AUTHORITY KNEW THAT THE

BENGHAZI THREATS WERE HIGH,

AND THAT THE BENGHAZI

COMPOUND WAS VULNERABLE AND

UNABLE TO WITHSTAND AN

ATTACK.

THE REPORT IS CRITICAL OF

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND WHITE

HOUSE STAFF, ACCUSING THEM

OF CHANGING ACCURATE TALKING

POINTS, DRAFTED BY THE U.S.

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY, IN

ORDER TO PROTECT THE STATE

DEPARTMENT.

CHRISTIANS AND JEWS CAME

TOGETHER THIS WEEK TO STAND

WITH ISRAEL.

A NIGHT TO HONOR ISRAEL WAS

HELD LAST NIGHT IN VIRGINIA

BEACH AT THE ROCKVILLE

INTERNATIONAL, AND PAT WAS A

SPECIAL GUEST.

HE TOLD HOW HE MADE A VOW TO

GOD THAT HE WOULD STAND WITH

ISRAEL, NO MATTER WHAT.

Pat: WE'RE HERE BECAUSE

WE LOVE ISRAEL.

WHY DO WE LOVE THE JEWISH

PEOPLE?

WELL, YOU KNOW, I SERVE A

JEW.

HIS NAME IS JESUS.

HE IS THE MESSIAH OF

ISRAEL.

[APPLAUSE]

Pat: MY LIFE IS ORDERED

BY A BOOK CALLED THE BIBLE,

AND ALL OF THE BOOKS OF THE

BIBLE, WITH THE POSSIBLY

EXCEPTION OF ONE, WERE

WRITTEN BY JEWS.

WE HAVE A JEWISH RELIGION

THAT WE ADHERE TO, AND

THEREFORE WE FEEL THAT THE

JEWS ARE OUR BROTHERS AND

SISTERS.

[APPLAUSE]

Pat: WE ARE ONE IN THE

FAMILY OF GOD.

Lee: THE LARGEST

PRO-ISRAEL ORGANIZATION IN

THE U.S., CHRISTIANS UNITED

FOR ISRAEL, SPONSORED LAST

NIGHT'S EVENT.

PAT?

Pat: THAT WAS FUN.

I REALLY GET JIVED UP

SPEAKING IN DEFENSE OF

ISRAEL AND IN SUPPORT OF

ISRAEL.

I LOVE THE JEWISH PEOPLE.

AND I LOVE ISRAEL.

I BELIEVE IT HAS BEEN

RECIPROCATED.

THEY KNOW I'M ONE OF THEIR

STRONG FRIENDS AND

SUPPORTERS.

AND EVERY CHANCE I GET --

I'M GOING TO BOSTON IN

ANOTHER FEW WEEKS TO SPEAK

AT A SIMILAR GATHERING, AND

I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT THAT

WE MAKE A STAND.

ISRAEL IS BEING SURROUNDED

BY ENEMIES.

AND I SEE SOME OF THE

PROPAGANDA AIMED AGAINST

ISRAEL, IT MAKES ME SICK

BECAUSE SO MUCH OF IT IS

FALSE.

BUT THESE PEOPLE ARE

AMAZING.

AND THE SAY BIBLE SAYS THEY

ARE THE CHOSEN PEOPLE OF

GOD.

KRISTI, IT WAS FUN.

HOW COME YOU WEREN'T THERE?

Kristi: I WAS AT HOME A

SLEEP.

BUT I WAS SUPPORTING IN

SPIRIT.

Pat: I HEARD THOSE

SNORES COMING UP.

Kristi: ABSOLUTELY.

UP NEXT, NEW GUN LAWS IN

COLORADO HAVE LAW

ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS UP IN

ARMS.

THE SHERIFF I ELECTED SET

THE POWERS FOR MY AGENCY,

AND THAT'S NOT IT.

TURNING LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS

INTO CRIMINAL IS NOT MY

PRIORITY.

Reporter: FIND OUT WHAT

THE NEW LAWS ARE, AND WHY

THE U.S. LAWMEN ARE REFUSING

TO ENFORCE THEM AFTER THIS.

Pat: MILLIONS OF PEOPLE

IN AMERICA ARE OUT OF WORK.

THE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE ON

FOOD STAMPS IS SHOCKING.

MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF

PEOPLE TAKING FOOD STAMPS.

CHAOS IN THE MORTGAGE

MARKET.

PEOPLE ARE CONFUSED AS TO

WHAT TO DO ABOUT NORTH KOREA

AND IRAN NUCLEAR ATTACKS.

WHAT DOES OUR PRESIDENT DO?

HE WANTS TO KEEP YOU FROM

HAVING GUNS.

AS IF THAT SHOULD BE THE

MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE.

BUT LAST DECEMBER GUN

CONTROL BECAME THE HOTTEST

ISSUE AND THE COUNTRY AFTER

THOSE SHOOTINGS AT SANDY

HOOK.

THE CALL WENT OUT TO TOUGHER

GUN LAWS IN STATES ACROSS

AMERICA.

BUT CRITICS ARGUE THAT THESE

NEW LAWS WON'T PREVENT GUN

VIOLENCE, AND I TOTALLY

AGREE.

THEY WON'T.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS THAT

STORY FROM GROUND ZERO IN

THAT DEBATE, THE STATE OF

COLORADO.

Reporter: TOUGH NEW GUN

LAWS ARE POPPING UP ACROSS

THE NATION.

IN NEW YORK, CERTAIN

FIREARMS HAVE BEEN

RECLASSIFIED ASSAULT

WEAPONS.

AND THOSE WHO OWN THEM MUST

START REGISTERING THEM.

THE LAW ALSO LIMITS THE

NUMBER OF BULLETS AND

MAGAZINES TO SEVEN.

CONNECTICUT ADDED MORE THAN

100 ASSAULT WEAPONS TO ITS

LIST OF BANNED FIREARMS.

AS FOR AMMUNITION, MAGAZINES

ARE RESTRICTED TO 10

ROUNDS.

CITIZENS CAN KEEP LARGER

CAPACITY MAGAZINES IN THEIR

HOMES AND USE THEM AT THE

SHOOTING RANGE.

OWNERS OF THOSE MAGAZINES OR

THE NOW-BANNED WEAPONS HAVE

UNTIL JANUARY 1st TO

REGISTER THEM.

ON THE NATIONAL LEVEL,

SENATE DEMOCRATS FAILED IN

THEIR BID TO PASS NEW GUN

CONTROL MEASURES.

THE BIPARTISAN PROPOSAL

WOULD BAN ASSAULT WEAPONS,

AND BAN LARGE CAPACITY

MAGAZINES.

President Obama: THIS

EFFORT IS NOT OVER.

Reporter: POSSIBLY THE

BIGGEST SURPRISE HAPPENED

OUT WEST IN COLORADO.

WHERE AMMO MAGAZINES WILL BE

LIMITED TO 15, AND EXPANDED

BACKGROUND CHECKS BEGIN

JULY 1st.

THE MOVE COMES NEARLY A YEAR

AFTER THAT DEADLY MASS

SHOOTING AT AN AURORA MOVIE

THEATER.

NEW GUN RESTRICTIONS HERE IN

COLORADO HAVE SPARKED

INTENSE DEBATE, EVEN AMONG

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS.

SOME SAY THE NEW LAWS

VIOLATE THE CONSTITUTION.

THAT'S NOT IT.

TURN LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS

INTO CRIMINALS IS NOT MY

PRIORITY.

Reporter: WILL COOK

COUNTY SHERIFF CHALLENGES

THE NEW LAWS IN COURT.

HE BELIEVES THE LAWS WOULD

MAKE IT HARDER FOR PEOPLE

WHO WANT GUNS FOR LEGAL

PURPOSES TO GET THEM.

ABOUT A DOZEN SHERIFFS SPOKE

AGAINST THE NEW LAWS DURING

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S RECENT

VISIT TO THE STATE, A TRIP

HE MADE TO PUSH HIS

ADMINISTRATION'S GUN

PROPOSAL.

THEY'RE FILING IN FEDERAL

COURT UNDER THE SECOND AND

14th AMENDMENT, THAT IF

YOUOUT LAW MAGAZINES YOU'RE

OUTLAWING THE GUN, AND THE

SUPREME COURT HAS ALREADY

SAID YOU CAN'T OUTLAW THE

GUNS.

WE FEEL IT IS AN

INFRINGEMENT ON OUR RIGHTS

AS LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

AND FOR THE CITIZENS THAT WE

PROTECT.

WE DO BELIEVE IT IS

UNCONSTITUTION.

Reporter: SHERIFF COOK

ALSO ARGUES THAT THE NEW

RULES GIVE A FALSE SENSE OF

SECURITY.

THEY'RE TRYING TO MAKE

EVERYBODY FEEL GOOD.

THESE ARE FEEL-GOOD,

KNEE-JERK REACTION LAWS.

POLITICIANS SAY, WELL, WE

HAD A TRAGEDY, SO WE NEED TO

DO SOMETHING.

I THINK THEY GIVE PEOPLE WHO

ARE NAIVE A FALSE SENSE OF

SECURITY, LIKE NOW WE'RE

SAFER, AND ACTUALLY, WE'RE

NOT.

Reporter: MILL

BERNSTEIN RUNS THE DRAGON

ARMS GUN SHOP.

ER CLEEBO ONCE VISITED IT.

THE KIDS WERE HERE 30

DAYS BEFORE THEY SHOT UP THE

SCHOOL.

THEY WANTED TO BUY A MACHINE

GUN.

Reporter: ANYONE

WANTING TO PURCHASE A GUN IN

COLORADO, MUST BE 18, AND 21

TO BUY A HANDGUN.

BY HARRIS AND CLEBOLD WERE

BOTH UNDER AGE AT THE TIME,

AN 18-YEAR-OLD FEMALE FRIEND

OF THE PAIR WAS GOING TO

PURCHASE THE WEAPONS FOR

THEM.

THE M-60 IS A FULLY

AUTOMATIC MACHINE GUN AND

REQUIRES A 90-DAY WAITING

PERIOD.

BECAUSE THE BOYS WANTED THE

WEAPONS SOONER, THEY

DECLINED TO PURCHASE FROM

BERNSTEIN.

THERE IS NO WAITING PERIOD

FOR SHOTGUNS, SEMI AUTOMATIC

RIFLES OR HANDGUNS.

THE GIRL ULTIMATELY

PURCHASED A RIFLE FOR THEM

ELSEWHERE, SOMETHING

CONSIDERED AN ILLEGAL STRAW

PURCHASE.

BERNSTEIN SAYS STRICTER GUN

LAWS WON'T STOP CRIMINALS

FROM GETTING GUNS

ILLEGALLY.

NO MATTER WHAT LAWS THEY

MAKE, THE CRIMINALS ARE

ALWAYS GOING TO GET A GUN.

THERE ARE MILLIONS AND

MILLIONS OF GUNS OUT THERE.

Reporter: SHERIFF COOK

POINTS TO THE CASE OF THE

COLORADO OFFICIAL GUNNED

DOWN AT HIS HOME LAST

MONTH.

THE MURDERER HAD A LONG

CRIMINAL HISTORY.

WAS IN PRISON FOR MANY

YEARS.

A WOMAN BOUGHT THAT GUN TO

GIVE TO HIM.

HE DIDN'T GO IN TO GET THE

BACKGROUND CHECK.

HE HAD A FRIEND DO IT.

Reporter: COLORADOANS

ARE MIXED ON THE ISSUES.

I THINK THERE ARE SOME

REALLY GOOD MEASURES THEY'RE

TRYING TO ATTEMPT TO PUT IN

PLACE, BUT WITH THE

WIDESPREAD USE AND OWNERSHIP

OF GUNS ACROSS AMERICA, I'M

NOT SURE THAT THE CURRENT

MEASURES GO FAR ENOUGH.

I'M NOT SURE THAT IT

MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE

BECAUSE YOU CAN REALLY DO A

LOT OF DAMAGE WITH 15

BULLETS.

BEING A PHYSICIAN, I'M A FAN

OF MENTAL HEALTH.

THESE ARE THE ONES THAT

ARE IN SUPPORT OF MY

STANCE.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

SHERIFF COOM ISN' COOK

ISN'T BACKING DOWN.

MY POSITION HAS ALWAYS

BEEN, AN ARMED SOCIETY IS A

POLITE SOCIETY.

SO WE DON'T NEED TO MAKE IT

MORE RESTRICTIVE.

WE NEED TO LOOSEN UP THE

LAWS.

BECAUSE WE ALREADY HAVE

THOUSANDS OF LAWS ON THE

BOOKS ABOUT GUN CONTROL.

SO THIS IS THE WRONG

DIRECTION.

Reporter: CHARLENE

ISRAEL, CBN NEWS, COLORADO

SPRINGS, COLORADO.

Pat: THANKS, CHARLENE.

WE UNDERSTAND -- OR I

UNDERSTAND AND I'VE HEARD

COMMENTATORS SAYING IN EVERY

SINGLE INSTANCE OF GUN

VIOLENCE, THE STRANGE THINGS

THAT HAPPEN WHERE YOUNG

PEOPLE SHOOT UP A THEATER OR

WHAT HAVE YOU, THOSE

INDIVIDUALS ARE IN SOME WAY

ON PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS THAT

HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBED

PRIMARILY BY PHYSICIANS.

AND THESE DRUGS CAUSE SIGH

PSYCHOSIS, AND THEY'RE

GIVING INDISCRIMINATELY

BECAUSE IT IS TOO MUCH

TROUBLE TO TREAT THE

UNDERLYING CAUSES OF THE

PROBLEMS.

THE PILL PUSHERS WILL SAY

TAKE THREE OR FOUR OF THESE

PILLS AND HOPE YOU GET

BETTER.

WELL, THEY MIGHT GET BETTER

OR THEY MIGHT GET

DELUSIONAL.

AND A NUMBER GET

DELUSIONAL.

AND THEN THEY GET A GUN.

300 GUNS IN CIRCULATION --

THESE LAWS ARE MEANINGLESS.

IT IS A FEEL-GOOD MEASURE,

AND THE POLITICIANS SAY I'LL

SHOW THE POPULATION WE'RE

DOING SOMETHING.

NONSENSE.

WHAT OUGHT TO BE DONE IS TO

BEGIN TO REGULATE THE

DISPENSING OF THESE POWERFUL

PSYCHOLOGICAL DRUGS.

THAT IS IS THE SOURCE OF OUR

PROBLEM.

KRISTI?

Kristi: INTERESTING,

PAT.

WELL, COMING UP, A COUPLE

WHO HAD THE MONEY TO DO WHAT

THEY WANTED, WHEN THEY

WANTED, UNTIL THE ECONOMY

CRASHED.

IT WAS A FEELING OF JUST

DROWNING, JUST ABSOLUTELY

DROWNING.

AND A LOT OF ANGER GOING

AROUND.

A LOT OF SADNESS FOR CURT

BECAUSE HE FELT LIKE A

FAILURE.

Kristi: BUT SEE HOW A

MIRACLE HELPED PAY THEIR

MORTGAGE AND SAVE THEIR

MARRIAGE.

BUT FIRST, WE'RE GOING TO

BRING IT ON WITH YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

CASH WANTS TO KNOW WHAT

EXACTLY IS GRACE FAITH

TEACHING?

AND HOW DO WE KNOW WHEN

MESSAGES ARE USED TO HELP US

OR DECEIVE US?

INTERESTING QUESTION.

WE'RE GOING TO TACKLE THAT

WHEN WE COME BACK.

I HAVE SOME EXCITING

NEWS.

CBN'S "SUPERBOOK" IS UP FOR

A WEBBY AWARD.

IT IS THE LEADING

INTERNATIONAL AWARD HONORING

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INCLUDING WEBSITES,

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YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT

"SUPERBOOK" BY GOING TO

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AND LET YOUR FRIENDS AND

FAMILY KNOW ABOUT THIS SO

THEY CAN VOTE, TOO.

BECAUSE THE MORE VOTES, THE

GREATER THE CHANCE WE CAN

DO.

HURRY UP, BECAUSE THE VOTING

ENDS TOMORROW.

Pat: OH! MY GOODNESS.

Kristi: YES.

GO TO cbn.com/WEBBY TO

VOTE FOR "SUPERBOOK."

ARE YOU GOING TO VOTE, PAT?

Pat: I DON'T EVEN

UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU'RE

TALKING ABOUT.

I'M IN THAT OTHER

GENERATION.

Kristi: SAYS THE MAN

WHO HAS NEVER TOUCHED A

COMPUTER FOR 80 SOME ODD

YEARS --

Pat: AND I JUST TOUCHED

AN iPAD.

Kristi: IT IS TIME FOR

E-MAIL, AND WE'RE GOING TO

BRING ON YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

CASH SAYS, "DEAR PAT, COULD

YOU PLEASE CLARIFY WHAT

EXACTLY IS GRACE-BASED

TEACHING, AND WHY IS IT SO

PROMINENT TODAY?

TO WHAT EXTENT ARE WE

SUBJECT TO THE LAWS OF

MOSES?

AND DOES GOD STILL PUNISH US

AS HE DID IN THE OLD

TESTAMENT?

HOW DO WE KNOW WHEN MESSAGES

OF GRACE ARE BEING USED TO

EXPLOIT US OR DECEIVE US?"

Pat: THAT IS A LENGTHY

QUESTION.

GRACE IS GOD'S UNMERITED

FAVOR.

IT IS BY GRACE, YOU SAY,

THROUGH FAITH, IT IS THE

UNMERITED FAVOR OF GOD TO

US.

AND SO WHAT HAS BEEN DONE BY

SOME PEOPLE -- THE APOSTLE

PAUL, IN HIS DAY, SAID THERE

ARE THOSE WHO ARE TEACHING.

LET'S SEND BOLDLY THAT GRACE

MAY ABOUND.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT THE

APOSTLE PAUL SAID ABOUT

THOSE PEOPLE, HE SAID THEIR

CONDEMNATION IS JUST.

IN OTHER WORDS, THEY SHOULD

GO TO HELL FOR THAT.

THAT'S BASICALLY WHAT THE

APOSTLE PAUL WAS SAYING.

BECAUSE WHAT HE IS SAYING IS

YOU'RE GOING TO TAKE

ADVANTAGE OF GOD'S GRACE AND

THINK I'M FORGIVEN OF

EVERYTHING, AND THEREFORE I

CAN DO ANYTHING I WANT TO

DO.

THAT IS A MISUSE OF GOD'S

FAVOR.

GOD IS FAVORING US BECAUSE

WE SERVE HIM.

AND JESUS SAID THERE ARE

PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO COME

TO HIM AND SAY YOU WERE

TEACHING IN OUR STREETS.

YOU WERE THERE IN OUR

MIDST.

AND HE IS GOING TO SAY

DEPART FROM ME, YOU CURSED.

I NEVER KNEW YOU.

BECAUSE THE ONES WHO HAVE MY

FAVOR ARE THOSE WHO DO THE

WILL OF MY FATHER IN

HEAVEN.

HE ALSO SAID, HE SAID NOT

ONE -- THE JOTS OR TIDDLES,

THE VOWEL MARKS IN THE

HEBREW LETTERS -- HE SAYS

UNTIL OFF OF THIS IS

FULFILLED, NOT ONE JOT OR

TIDDLE WILL COME.

SO DON'T GET YOUR GRACE

TEACHING MESSED UP.

WE ARE STILL UNDER THE MORAL

LAW OF GOD.

AND WE WANT TO SERVE HIM

WITH OUR HEARTS, IN LOVE.

AND THE LOVE IS THE

COMMANDMENT THAT WE'RE

UNDER.

OKAY.

Kristi: OKAY.

SOUNDS LIKE A LOT, BUT IT

WAS REALLY GOOD.

Pat: DID YOU GET THAT?

Kristi: I GOT IT.

CASEY WRITES IN AND

SAYS, "I'VE BEEN WANTING TO

LIVE A MORE CHRISTIAN LIFE.

BUT I'M STRUGGLING TO DO

SO.

MY HUSBAND WANTS NOTHING TO

DO WITH THE CHRISTIAN LIFE,

AND HE STRUGGLES WITH DRUG

ISSUES AND A LITTLE BIT OF

ANGER.

ON TOP OF THIS, WE HAVE TWO

CHILDREN.

HOW DO I STEER MYSELF AND MY

CHILDREN TO LIVE A CHRISTIAN

LIFE WHEN I'M LIVING WITH."

-- I GUESS THE PERSON SHE IS

LIVING WITH ISN'T A

CHRISTIAN.

"ALSO, I STRUGGLE WITH

CIGARETTES.

HELP."

Pat: THE ADVICE IS YOU

SHOULDN'T HAVE MARRIED HIM.

YOU HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION

IN YOUR LIFE THAT YOU ARE

GOING TO LIVE FOR JESUS.

REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOUR

HUSBAND DOES.

AND IF YOU HAVE SMALL

CHILDREN, YOU'RE GOING TO

TAKE THEM TO CHURCH.

YOU'RE GOING TO TEACH THEM

THE BIBLE, YOU'RE GOING TO

PRAY TOGETHER, YOU'RE GOING

TO HAVE FAMILY PRAYERS, AND

YOU'RE GOING TO SAY GRACE

OVER THE FOOD.

AND WHETHER YOUR HUSBAND

LIKES IT OR NOT, THAT'S TOO

BAD.

IN TERMS OF THE CIGARETTES,

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO SAY

NO.

I USED TO SMOKE A PACK AND A

HALF A DAY.

SO I'M NOT TALKING FROM

THEORY.

I'M TALKING FROM KNOWLEDGE.

THERE CAME A TIME WHEN I

SAID I'M NOT GOING TO GET

LUNG CANCER.

IT TAKES 21 DAYS TO FORM

SOME HABIT.

WHICH MEANS, TODAY I WON'T

SMOKE.

THE NEXT DAY, TODAY I WON'T

SMOKE.

FOR 21 DAYS.

AND AFTER A WHILE, IT

REVERSES.

IN MY CASE, IT REVERSED TO

THE POINT WHERE I COULDN'T

STAND THE SMELL OF

CIGARETTES.

I COULDN'T STAND THE SMELL

OF CIGARETTE BUTTS.

INSTEAD OF IT BEING

DESIRABLE, IT WAS

REPULSIVE.

THAT'S WHAT CAN HAPPEN, BUT

YOU HAVE TO BE STRONG FOR

THOSE 21 DAYS.

AND THE SAME THING IN YOUR

LIFE.

YOU MUST DECIDE YOU'RE GOING

TO FOLLOW JESUS.

AND THEN YOU'RE GOING TO

BEGIN TO STUDY THE WORD,

LEARN THE WORD, AND GET

TOGETHER WITH THOSE WHO LOVE

HIM.

EVEN IF IT IS A SMALL GROUP,

A LITTLE BIBLE STUDY GROUP,

YOU'RE GOING TO MEET WITH

PEOPLE WHO LOVE THE LORD.

YOU'VE GOT TO DETERMINE TO

DO IT.

DON'T BLAME YOUR HUSBAND,

AND DON'T BLAME THE FACT

THAT HE IS A DRUGGIE,

WHATEVER.

YOU MARRIED HIM.

BUT MAYBE YOU CAN CHANGE

HIM.

Kristi: IT IS

INTERESTING.

CAN I JUMP IN AND SAY ONE

LITTLE THING, THE LAST THING

THAT YOU SAID -- THE WHOLE

THING WAS GREAT, BUT THE

LAST THING YOU SAID WAS SO

IMPORTANT.

BECAUSE AS WOMEN, WE HAVE

THE TENDENCY -- WE MIGHT BE

FOLLOWING GOD, AND THE

SPOUSE MAY NOT BE, AND SO WE

WANT TO CHANGE THAT SPOUSE.

YOU HONOR THE LORD, YOU LOVE

THE LORD, YOU DO RIGHT

BEFORE THE LORD, AND YOUR

EXAMPLE MIGHT INFLUENCE THE

HUSBAND.

YOU PUT HIM IN THE HANDS OF

THE LORD AND SAY, LORD, HE'S

YOUR CHILD.

YOU CAN DO SOMETHING WITH

HIS HEART.

SO THERE YOU GO.

PATRICIA SAYS, "PAT, WHAT

ARE PENNY STOCKS?

AND IN YOUR OPINION, ARE

THEY A GOOD INVESTMENT?"

Pat: IT'S A HUGE

GROUP.

PENNY STOCKS ARE STOCKS THAT

ARE PENNIES, THEY SELL FOR

25 CENTS, 50 CENTS, 8

CENTS -- THEY'RE CHEAPOS.

THERE ARE SOME REALLY GOOD

PENNY STOCKS.

AND IF THEY MOVE, THEY MOVE

IN A HURRY.

IT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH TO GET

A STOCK TO GO FROM 10 CENTS

TO 20 CENTS, AND YOU'VE

DOUBLED YOUR MONEY.

BUT THEY ARE USUALLY PRETTY

RISKY, AND THEY'RE NOT

WELL-FINANCED.

THEY HAVEN'T NECESSARILY

BUILT UP A TRACK RECORD, NOR

ARE THEY BUILDING UP

EARNINGS.

LIKE ANY OF THE STOCK,

YOU'VE GOT TO STUDY THE

POTENTIAL.

BUT MANY OF THE REALLY

EXCELLENT MINING STOCKS AND

ENERGY STOCKS ARE STARTING

OUT ASPE AS PENNY STOCKS,

AND THEY GROW.

STUDY THEM.

YOU CAN'T JUST SAY THE WHOLE

BUNCH OF THEM.

SOME OF THEM ARE FRAUD.

SOME GO BANKRUPT.

AND SOME ARE GOING TO MAKE A

FORTUNE.

SO STUDY THEM.

Kristi: NICHOLAS SAYS,

"WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I FELT

GOD CALL TO ME TO THE

MINISTRY, BUT I DIDN'T RUN

AFTER IT RIGHT AWAY.

I THOUGHT I NEEDED A REAL

COLLEGE EDUCATION.

BUT I COULDN'T HELP FEELING

I WAS RUNNING FROM GOD'S

VOICE.

NOW, YEARS LATER, I FINALLY

FEEL READY TO MOVE FORWARD

WITH MY CALLING, BUT IT

FEELS LIKE I'M DOING ALL OF

THE WORK OR IF GOD CHANGED

HIS MIND.

I DON'T KNOW IF HE DID, BUT

IS THIS FEELING NORMAL FOR

SOMEONE IN MY SHOES?

I DON'T WANT TO MAKE THE

SAME MISTAKE TWICE."

THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

Pat: NICHOLAS, I THINK

YOU MISSED IT, BUDDY.

SHAKESPEARE SAYS THERE IS A

TIME IN THE AFFAIRS OF MEN,

WHEN TAKEN, THE FLOOD LEADS

ON TO VICTORY.

THE TIDE GOES AND THE FLOOD

PASSES AND THEN YOU JUMP

IN.

YOU REMEMBER, GOD TOLD THE

PEOPLE OF ISRAEL, I WANT YOU

TO GO IN AND POSSESS THE

LAND.

THEY SAID, OKAY, WE'RE GOING

TO SEND SOME SPIES IN TO SEE

WHAT'S IN THERE.

SO THE SPIES CAME BACK AND

THEY SAID, OH, THEY'RE

GIANTS IN THE LAND, AND

WE'RE LIKE BREAD TO THEM.

THEY'LL EAT US UP.

BUT JOSHUA AND CALEB SAID

NO, NO, NO, GOD IS WITH US.

WE CAN BEAT THEM.

LET'S GO IN.

BUT THE OTHERS SAID NO, AND

SO THE ISRAELITES SAID WE

CAN'T MAKE IT.

SO GOD SPOKE TO THEM IN

JUDGMENT, AND THEY SAID,

OKAY, NOW WE'LL GO IN.

SO THEY WENT RUNNING INTO

THE LAND AND THE GIANTS CAME

EIN AND BEAT THE DAYLIGHTS

OUT OF THEM BECAUSE GOD HAD

LIFTED HIS ANOINTING.

IN YOUR CASE,IT SOUNDS LIKE

YOU MISSED THAT OPPORTUNITY

AND THE TIDE HAS PASSED YOU

BY.

NOW, I DON'T KNOW THAT.

BUT WHAT YOU'RE SAYING

YOU'VE TRIED IT AND SOMEHOW

IT DOESN'T FEEL RIGHT.

I THINK YOU'RE DAY IN THIS

ONE IS OVER, BUT I MAY BE

WRONG.

I DON'T KNOW YOU AND I DON'T

KNOW ALL OF THE

CIRCUMSTANCES.

BUT THAT'S THE BIBLICAL

MESSAGE ON THAT ONE.

Kristi: INTERESTING.

WELL, IF YOU HAVE MORE

QUESTIONS FOR PAT, IT IS

REALLY EASY.

Pat: KEEP IN MIND, IF

YOU WANT TO GO FIGHT THE

GIANTS, DO IT THE FIRST TIME

GOD TELLS YOU TO GO GET IT.

Kristi: THAT'S WHAT

I'VE LEARNED FROM YOU.

YOU CAME OUT WITH THE NIKE

SLOGAN BEFORE THEY DID.

IF YOU EVER GO TO PAT

ROBERTSON AND SAY THAT I

FEEL LIKE THE LORD IS SAYING

THIS.

HE WILL NOT SAY WAIT A

WHILE.

HE'LL SAY, JUST DO IT.

WHEN THE RECESSION HIT, CURT

AND RHONDA'S LIFESTYLE

CHANGED RADICALLY.

THE COUPLE WENT FROM BIG

SPENDING TO DROWNING IN

DEBT, ALMOST OVERNIGHT.

Reporter: FOR YEARS

CURT AND RHONDA MANN FELT

SECURE IN THEIR FINANCES.

THEY OWNED A PROFITABLE

APARTMENT COMPLEX AND THAT

JUST BOUGHT A MEXICAN

RESTAURANT.

I HAD MONEY TO DO WHAT I

WANTED WHEN I WANTED, AND I

WOULD GO TO A CAR SHOW WITH

A WAD OF CASH IN MY POCKET

AND COME HUM HOM HOME WITH

A NEW CAR.

Reporter: THEN THE

ECONOMY CRASHED.

THE APARTMENT COMPLEX WAS

FAILING.

RELYING HEAVILY ON CREDIT

CARDS TO KEEP THEM AFLOAT,

THEY RACKED UP A $150,000

DEBT.

IT WAS A FEELING OF JUST

DROWNING, JUST ABSOLUTELY

DROWNING.

AND A LOT OF ANGER GOING

AROUND, A LOT OF SADNESS FOR

CURT BECAUSE HE FELT LIKE A

FAILURE.

Reporter: THEY PUT

THEIR APARTMENT BUILDING UP

FOR SALE, BUT NO ONE WAS

INTERESTED.

THEY COULDN'T PAY THEIR HOME

MORTGAGE AND THOUGHT THEY

MIGHT LOSE EVERYTHING,

INCLUDING THEIR MARRIAGE.

I WAS AFRAID FOR OUR

RELATIONSHIP, THAT WE MIGHT

NOT BE ABLE TO PUT THESE

PIECES BACK TOGETHER AGAIN.

Reporter: THAT'S WHEN

CURT AND RHONDA STARTED

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB," AND

LEARNED ABOUT THE PERSONS OF

GIVING THE FIRST 10% OF

THEIR INCOME TO GOD.

AT FIRST RHONDA WASN'T TOO

THRILLED ABOUT THE IDEA.

IF I COULDN'T PUT FOOD ON

MY TABLE, IF I COULDN'T PUT

GAS IN THE CAR, IF WE

COULDN'T LIVE DAY TO DAY,

THEN WHY SHOULD WE BE

TITHING?

I JUST KNEW THAT I SHOULD

BE DOING THAT BECAUSE HE HAS

PROVIDED THE MONEY IN THE

FIRST PLACE.

Reporter: AFTER SEEING

HOW MUCH "OPERATION

BLESSING" AND "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" HELPS PEOPLE, THEY

DECIDED TO GIVE TO "THE 700

CLUB."

THEY ALSO SOLD SOME OF THE

THINGS THEY USED TO CONSIDER

THEIR PRIZED POSSESSIONS.

I SOLD A COUPLE OF HOT

RODS.

I SOLD STUFF OUT OF MY SHOP

AND A BUNCH OF OTHER

EQUIPMENT.

WE SOLD MY WIFE'S CAR JUST

TO TRY TO KEEP GOING.

WE WERE REALLY TITHING AT

THIS TIME.

WE WERE REALLY PRAYING.

WE WERE REALLY BELIEVING,

AND THE APARTMENT COMPLEX

SOLD.

Reporter: AND THEY ALSO

GOT GOOD NEWS WHEN THEY

CALLED THEIR CREDITORS.

>

EVERY SINGLE CREDIT CARD

COMPANY MADE SOME SORT OF A

DEAL WITH US, WHERE WE WERE

ABLE TO GET THE CARDS WHERE

WE COULD AFFORD THEM, AND

THEY WROTE SOME OFF.

Reporter: BUT THEY WERE

STILL STRUGGLING TO PAY

THEIR MORTGAGE.

A CBN REPRESENTATIVE FOR

THEIR FINANCES.

THE NEXT DAY CURT GOT A

LETTER FROM THE MORTGAGE

COMPANY.

HE CAME AND IN STOOD

THERE AND HE JUST SOBBED.

I SAID, WHAT'S WRONG?

I THOUGHT SOMETHING HORRIBLE

HAD HAPPENED.

HE SAID, I WANT YOU TO READ

THIS.

I DON'T KNOW IF I'M

UNDERSTANDING IT CORRECTLY.

SO I LOOKED AT IT, AND IT

SAID, "THE REVIEW OF YOUR

FINANCIAL SITUATION, WE HAVE

FORGIVEN YOUR SECOND

MORTGAGE OF $107,000."

WE HAVE FORGIVEN IT.

AND WE BOTH JUST STOOD THERE

AND CRIED.

GOD TOOK UP BY THE HAND

AND MORE THAN FED US.

GIVE TO GOD FIRST AND

WATCH WHAT HE DOES.

OH, MY GOSH!

THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY IS ALL

MY GOSH.

HE HAS DONE AND DONE AND

BLESSED US, AND GIVEN US A

FREEDOM AND A PEACE.

UNBELIEVABLE.

Kristi: WHAT A STORY.

LIFE AS WE KNOW IT CAN BE SO

UNPREDICTABLE, BUT THE ONE

STEADY IS OUR LORD JESUS

CHRIST.

AS I WAS WATCHING THAT, ALL

I KEPT THINKING ABOUT IS THE

SCRIPTURE TRUST IN THE

LORD.

NOT UNTO YOUR OWN

UNDERSTANDING.

IN ALL OF YOUR WAYS

ACKNOWLEDGE HIM, AND HE WILL

DIRECT YOUR PATH.

A LOT OF TIMES THE PANEL

THAT GOD HAS FOR US AND HIS

DIRECTION IS NOT OUR

DIRECTION, BUT GOD'S WAY IS

ALWAYS PERFECT.

HE DIRECTED THEM TO GIVE IN

THE MIDST OF THEIR NEED.

THERE IS NOTHING IMPOSSIBLE

FOR GOD.

HE JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE

THEY WERE OBEDIENT.

IT WAS IN THAT OBEDIENCE

THAT BLESSING CAME.

WHY DON'T YOU BE A BLESSING

AS WELL TO THOSE WHO ARE

HUNGRY, TO THOSE WHO ARE

NEEDY, TO THOSE WHO ARE

CALLING OUT TO GOD.

IF YOU WOULD JUST PICK UP

THE PHONE AND CALL US.

BECOME A "700 CLUB"

PARTNER.

65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A MONTH

IS ALL IT TAKES.

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AND WE CAN GIVE YOU THE

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CALLED "POWER FOR LIFE."

YOU CAN PUT THIS IN YOUR CAR

AS YOU DRIVE AND HEAR THE

MIGHTY WORD OF GOD AS YOU

DRIVE AND BE ENCOURAGED.

Pat: THANK YOU.

Kristi: YOU'RE

WELCOME.

Pat: STILL AHEAD, THIS

MAN DREAMED OF BEING A

KINGPIN DRUG DEALER, AND HE

WAS WELL ON HIS WAY.

I THOUGHT THAT WAS COOL,

TO GET HIGH AND PARTY AND

SELL DRUGS TO MAKE FAST

MONEY, AND MY DAD GAVE ME

THE GREEN LIGHT TO DO IT.

I TOOK PRIDE IN THE FACT

THAT EVERYTHING I DID WAS

ILLEGAL.

Pat: SEE HOW THIS MAN,

THIS CAREER CRIMINAL, WAS

BROUGHT TO HIS KNEES.

AND WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB."

LAWMAKERS IN FRANCE HAVE

VOTED TO LEGALIZE GAY

MARRIAGE.

THE MOVE CAME AFTER MONTHS

OF HEAVY DEBATE AND

PROTESTS, AS YOU SEE HERE,

THAT FLOODED THE STREETS OF

PARIS.

THE OPPONENTS OF THE LAW SAY

FRANCE IS NOT READY TO

LEGALIZE ADOPTION FOR

SAME-SEX COUPLES AT THIS

POINT.

AND POLLS INDICATE THAT THE

COUNTRY IS DIVIDED ON THAT

ISSUE.

BUT FRANCE BECOMES THE

14th NATION TO PASS A LAW

ALLOWING GAY MARRIAGE,

FOLLOWING NEW ZEALAND LAST

WEEK.

AN IRAQI PASTOR IMPRISONED

FOR NEARLY TWO YEARS IS

FREE, THANKS TO THE EFFORTS

OF A U.S. MINISTRY AND

OKLAHOMA CENTER.

ABDI AL-AMMAZI SPENT 21

MONTHS IN PRISON.

HE WAS WORKING TO SPREAD THE

GOSPEL IN NORTHERN IRAQ.

HE WORKED WAY WORLD

COMPASSION TO DISTRIBUTE

FOOD TO REFUGEES.

TERRY LAW MET WITH OFFICIALS

CARRYING A LETTER FROM

REPUBLICAN SENATOR JAMES

INHOFF, REQUESTING JAMAL'S

RELIEF.

AND EVENTUALLY THEY GRANTED

HIM AMNESTY.

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WE'LL BE BEAK AFTER THIS.

STAY WITH US.

Pat: WHEN IRENE MARRIED

HER HUSBAND, GEORGE, SHE HAD

NO IDEA WHAT SHE WAS SIGNING

UP FOR.

BEFORE LONG, IRENE

DISCOVERED THE TRUTH.

NOTHING ABOUT GEORGE WAS ON

THE UP AND UP, NOT EVEN HIS

NAME.

GEORGE HAD BEEN ARRESTED

MORE THAN 30 TIMES.

HE CAME FROM A FAMILY OF

CAREER CRIMINALS.

* MAKE MONEY, MONEY

I WAS RAISED IN A

CRIMINAL ENVIRONMENT.

MY DAD WAS A CRIMINAL.

HE WAS ALWAYS IN AND OUT OF

JAIL.

Reporter: THE MEDLEY

FAMILY HAD NO RHODES

SCHOLARS.

THEY WERE CRIMINALS, BORN

AND BRED, AND PROUD OF IT.

YOUNG GEORGE TOOK HIS JOB

SERIOUSLY.

I THOUGHT THAT WAS COOL,

TO GET HIGH AND PARTY AND

SELL DRUGS, AND MY DAD GAVE

ME THE GREEN LIGHT TO DO

IT.

I WAS EVEN MORE MOTIVATED TO

SELL, TO MAKE HIM HAPPY.

*

* I WANT THE MONEY

GREED IS WHAT DROVE ME.

I THOUGHT HAVING PLENTY OF

MONEY WOULD BE THE SOURCE OF

MY HAPPINESS.

Reporter: THERE WAS

CRIMINAL ACTIVITY INSIDE THE

MEDLEY HOME AS WELL.

GEORGE WAS SEXUALLY ABUSED

BY HIS FATHER.

IN HIS TEENS, GEORGE ESCAPED

TO THE STREETS.

I MADE MONEY OFF THE

BACKS OF OTHER PEOPLE'S

ADDICTIONS BY SELLING THEM

DRUGS, AND I DIDN'T HAVE ANY

CONSCIENCE ABOUT IT.

Reporter: GEORGE'S

CRIMES ESCALATED FROM DRUG

POSSESSION TO DISTRIBUTION

TO CAR AND HOME INVASIONS,

THEN ROBBERY, ASSAULT,

FORGERY, PAROLE VIOLATIONS

AND THEN FALSE

IMPERSONATION.

I TOOK PRIDE IN THE FACT

THAT EVERYTHING I DID WAS

ILLEGAL.

Reporter: IN HIS EARLY

20s, GEORGE FELL PREY TO

THE SAME TRAP HE SET FOR

OTHERS.

THAT'S WHAT STARTED

DRIVING ME, THE DRUG

ADDICTION.

Reporter: WITH GEORGE

ADDICTED TO HIS OWN

MERCHANDISE, PROFITS BEGAN

TO DWINDLE.

THAT'S WHEN THE POLICE

OUTSMARTED HIM.

HE HAD JAIL AND BAIL BEFORE,

BUT THIS TIME HIS ARREST LED

TO THE PENITENTIARY.

BUT GEORGE SAYS THERE WAS NO

REMORSE, JUST RESOLVE TO

BECOME A BETTER CRIMINAL.

I READ EVERY BOOK I COULD

GET MY HANDS ON ABOUT

CRIMINALS AND THE MAFIA.

I DREAMED OF BEING A KINGPIN

DRUG DEALER.

Reporter: AFTER HIS

RELEASE FROM PRISON, GEORGE

MET AND MARRIED IRENE UNDER

AN ALIAS.

SEVERAL YEARS LATER, IRENE

FOUND OUT THE WHOLE TRUTH:

SHE HAD MARRIED A

DRUG-ADDICTED CRIMINAL.

HE HAD BEEN ARRESTED

DOZENS OF TIMES.

I MEAN, PROBABLY OVER 30.

Reporter: THERE WOULD

BE MORE.

THIS DOESN'T COUNT ALL OF

THE ALIASES I'VE BEEN

ARRESTED UNDER OR MY

JUVENILE RECORD.

I BAILED HIM OUT EACH

TIME AND I PRAYED THIS TIME

WOULD BE DIFFERENT.

Reporter: IRENE WAS A

CHRISTIAN.

SHE PRAYED FOR 12 MORE YEARS

THAT GEORGE WOULD CHANGE.

FOR 12 MORE YEARS, HER

HUSBAND LIED, CONNIVED,

STOLE AND CHEATED.

HE SPENT DAYS IN

DRUG-INDUCED STOOPERS.

GOD GAVE ME MERCY TOWARDS

HIM.

SOMETIMES HE WOULD TURN TO

ME AND SAY, IRENE, I DON'T

WANT TO LIVE LIKE THIS

ANYMORE.

Reporter: WHEN GEORGE

WAS IN JAIL AND DRUG PROFITS

DRIED UP, 98-POUND IRENE

TOOK THEIR SMALL TRUCK AND

TRANSPORTED CARS.

SHE TRAVELLED ALL OVER

DENVER TO FOOD BANKS.

DURING GEORGE'S RARE MOMENTS

OF LOSE SA LIEU LU CIDITY,

HE HAD SOME MOMENTS.

IT WAS A LIVING HELL,

LOOKING OVER YOUR SHOULDER,

ALWAYS AFRAID, AND ALWAYS

PARANOID.

Reporter: SEVERAL

MONTHS LATER, GEORGE WAS

ARRESTED AGAIN.

THIS TIME HE DIDN'T READ

CRIME NOVELS IN PRISON.

I HAD THAT FEELING, AND I

COULDN'T STAND TO LOOK AT

MYSELF IN THE MIRROR AND I

REALIZED I WAS THE ONE WITH

THE PROBLEM.

SOMEBODY LEFT A BIBLE TRACK

ON THE FLOOR AND I READ IT.

Reporter: THEN A PRISON

DEPUTY MADE A BOLD MOVE.

HE SAID, WHAT YOUR

PROBLEM IS YOU HAVE NEVER

SUBMITTED TO GOD.

AND I WAS LIKE, THAT'S ALL

YOU'VE GOT TO SAY.

A FEW DAYS LATER, I OPENED

THE BIBLE UP TO MATTHEW 3:

34, AND GOD TURNED ON THE TV

AND SHOWED ME, AND I CRIED

OUT TO GOD AND ASKED LI HIM

TO FORGIVE ME, AND HE DID.

Reporter: IN THE CELL,

THIS COLD-HEARTED CRIMINAL

BECAME A CHILD OF GOD.

HE GAVE ME A WHOLE NEW

LIFE, FROM DISPAIR TO HOPE

AND CONFIDENCE.

HE REALLY MADE HIM NEW

BECAUSE HIS BRAIN WAS

FRIED.

Reporter: EIGHT MONTHS

LATER, GEORGE WALKED OUT OF

THE PRISON DOORS.

NOW HE RUNS A MULTI-MILLION

AUTO RECYCLING BUSINESS.

BUT ALONG THE WAY, HE TURNED

ALMOST HALF OF ONE OF HIS

WAREHOUSES INTO A CHURCH AND

FOOD PANTRY.

ALL HE WANTS TO DO IS HELP

OTHERS FIND WHAT HE FOUND.

HE HAS DEFINITELY

PROVIDED FOR US FINANCIALLY,

TO USE THOSE RESOURCES TO

HELP A LOT OF PEOPLE, AND

WIN SOULS FOR THE KINGDOM OF

GOD.

I HAVEN'T RUN INTO A PERSON

WHO WAS A DISABLED AS I

WAS.

I WAS GREEDY FOR MONEY.

BUT GOD BROKE THAT SPIRIT I

HAD AND REPLACED IT WITH A

SPIRIT OF GENEROSITY.

JUST TRUST GOD.

HE WILL NEVER, EVER PUT YOU

TO SHAME.

I NEVER REGRETTED TRUSTING

THE LORD.

Pat: IT WOULD BE HARD

TO THINK OF ANYONE MORE

EVIL, ANY MORE ADDICTED TO

EVIL, TO HURTING PEOPLE, TO

SELLING PRODUCTS THAT

DESTROY THEM,

TO MAKING

MONEY ON THE WEAKNESSES OF

OTHER PEOPLE.

HE PREYED ON THOSE LESS

FORTUNATE, AND HE, HIMSELF,

WAS HOOKED ON HIS OWN

PRODUCTS.

YOU COULDN'T GET ANY FURTHER

AWAY FROM GOD.

IT IS SO EASY TO SAY GOD

SHOULD HAVE WRITTEN HIM

OFF.

GOD SHOULD HAVE WRITTEN HIM

OFF.

WHAT RIGHT HAS THAT MAN TO

LIVE?

BUT GOD REACHED DOWN AND

SAID, GEORGE, DO YOU

UNDERSTAND I DIED FOR YOU?

I LOVE YOU.

THAT'S WHAT HE SAYS TO YOU.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU

HAVE DONE.

IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW BAD IT

IS.

HOMOSEXUAL, PORNOGRAPHY,

STEALING, MURDER, RAPE,

ROBBERY, LYING, CHEATING --

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?

GOD SAYS I LOVE YOU AND I

WILL RESTORE YOU IF YOU'LL

TURN OVER TO ME.

AND GEORGE MEDLEY TURNED IT

OVER TO GOD.

AND NOW GOD HAS PUT HIM ON

ANOTHER COURSE.

IT IS JUST AMAZING THAT HE

IS PROSPERING AND BEING

BLESSED, AND HE IS LIVING

WITH A BEAUTIFUL WIFE.

AND HE HAS A GOOD LIFE

BECAUSE GOD ALMIGHTY CLEANED

HIM UP AND MADE HIM A PART

OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

DO YOU WANT THAT?

DO YOU WANT SOMETHING

BETTER?

IF YOU DO, I WANT YOU TO

PRAY WITH ME RIGHT NOW.

DON'T BE AFRAID.

PRAY THESE WORDS.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, PRAY

NOW.

JESUS, I DON'T WANT THE LIFE

OF SIN.

I WANT A LIFE OF

RIGHTEOUSNESS.

AND RIGHT NOW I COME TO YOU,

LORD, AND I ASK -- I HUMBLY

ASK THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE ME

AS YOUR CHILD.

MAKEMAKE ME PART OF YOUR

KINGDOM.

MAKE ME PART OF YOUR

FAMILY.

AND I RECEIVE YOU NOW AS MY

LORD AND SAVIOR.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, I

WANT TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING

VERY QUICKLY.

OUR TIME HAS RUN OUT ON THIS

PROGRAM, BUT WE HAVE

SOMETHING CALLED

"A

NEW

DAY."

I'LL GIVE IT TO YOU FREE IF

YOU'LL JUST CALL RIGHT NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

SAY, I PRAYED WITH PAT.

I HEARD THE STORY ABOUT

GEORGE MEDLEY, AND I HAVE

BEEN BORN AGAIN.

CALL RIGHT NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

WELL, TOMORROW WE'VE GOT NHL

PLAYER SHANE DOAN, WHO IS

GOING TO TELL US THE BIBLE

VERSE BEHIND HIS ALL-STAR

SUCCESS.

TODAY WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM THE BOOK OF

JAMES 5: "CONFESS YOUR

TRESPASSES TO ONE ANOTHER,

AND PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER

THAT YOU MAY BE HEALED."

THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME WE'VE

GOT, THANKS SO MUCH FOR

BEING WITH US.

FOR LEE, KRISTI, AND ALL OF

US, THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON,

AND LORD WILLING, WE'LL SEE

YOU TOMORROW ON ANOTHER

EDITION OF "THE 700 CLUB."

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