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CBN NewsWatch: April 25, 2013

On Newswatch, April 25: Faith and determination leads to Pastor Jamal’s release, US discovers chemical weapon evidence in Syria, and Israeli military shoots down 2nd drone, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH"

FREEDOM, NE DETAILS ON THE IRAQI

PASTOR FINALLY RELEASED FROM

PRISON AND HOW GOD INTERVENED ON

HIS BEHALF.

PLUS PRESIDENT BUSH BACK IN

THE SPOTLIGHT.

WHY THE WORLD IS LOOKING BACK AT

HIS EIGHT YEARS AS COMMANDER IN

CHIEF.

HEADING OUT WEST WHERE THE

GUN DEBATE IS RAGING.

WHY COLORADO IS VIOLATING THE

U.S. CONSTITUTION.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH." WE BEGIN WITH AN

ENCOURAGING STORY FROM IRAQ.

GOOD EVENING I AM MARK MARTIN.

AND I AM WENDY GRIFFITH.

WE HAVE LEARNED NEW INFORMATION

OF WHAT LED TO RELEASE OF

IMPRISONED IRAQI PASTOR.

PASTOR JAMAL SPENT 21 MONTHS IN

JAIL.

HE IS FREE DON'T.

GARY LANE JOINS US WITH THIS

AMAZING STORY

REPORTER: IT IS AMAZING,

PASTOR JAMAL STORY IS A

REMARKABLE TESTIMONY OF

PERSEVERANCE AND DEVINE

INTERVENTION.

I TALKED WITH WORLD COMPASSION

PRESIDENT TERRY LAW.

HE SAYS JAMAL RECEIVED TREATMENT

FOR A BRAIN TREATMENT BEFORE HIS

IMPRISONMENT.

TERRY LAW MADE A PERSONAL VISIT

TO IRAQ TO WRITE A LETTER

REQUESTING JAMAL'S RELEASE.

THE GOVERNMENT LEADERS SAW

THE LED LETTER IT T HAD GREAT

IMPACT.

WE DIDN'T DO IT ON GUILTY OR

INNOCENT PURELY THE MAN WAS

GOING TO DIE AND A HUMANITARIAN

BASIS, WE PLED WITH THE

AUTHORITIES THERE TO TURN HIM

LOOSE

REPORTER: TERRY, HOW HAVE YOU

SEEN GOD'S HAND IN THIS ENTIRE

SITUATION IN HIM GETTING HIS

FREEDOM?

WHEN WE WALKED IN TO MEET

THEM, I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

I HAVE NEVER APPEALED FOR A

MAN'S LIFE.

WHEN I WALKED INTO THIS BUILDING

TO MEET WITH THE MINISTER OF THE

INTERIOR, I HAD BEEN PRAYING.

I WANTED GOD'S WISDOM.

I FELT LIKE WE WERE OFFERING THE

KURTISH GOVERNMENT AN

OPPORTUNITY TO BE SHOWN AROUND

THE WORLD AS A PLACE OF OPENNESS

FOR THE GOSPEL.

WHEN KAREEM SANJARI SAID I KNEW

HUNDREDS OF MUSLIMS CROSS TIES

TO CHRISTIANITY.

IT WAS SHOCKING.

HE SAID WE ARE GOING TO DEMAND

FREEDOM OF RELIGION HERE IN THE

FUTURE.

AGAIN REPEATED WE ARE THE

AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY IN KURT

STAN

REPORTER: HE RECENTLY LEARNED

GOD HEALED THE PASTOR.

I FOUND OUT A DAY AND A HALF

AGO IN THE EUROPEAN CITY WHERE

WE TOOK JAMAL, GIVEN HIM AN MRI.

EXAMINED HIM FROM EVERY

DIRECTION AND INCREDIBLE REPORT

IS THAT HE DOES NOT HAVE A BRAIN

TUMOR.

SO JAMAL IS NOT A SICK MAN, HE

IS A WELL MAN ABOUT TO HAVE AN

OPEN DOOR TO DO WHAT THE LORD

HAS FOR HIM IN THE FUTURE.

IT IS AN UNBELIEVABLE STORY.

IT REALLY IS, GARY, NOT ONLY

IS HE FREED BUT HEALED.

WHAT IS NEXT FOR PASTOR JAMAL?

HE HASN'T SEEN HIS FAMILY FOR

ALMOST TWO YEARS, A WIFE, THREE

SONS, A DAUGHTER, THEY ARE

SPENDING JOYOUS TIME TOGETHER.

UNDISCLOSED LOCATION.

WAITING FOR WHAT THE LORD HAS

NEXT.

WHAT IS THE SITUATION FOR THE

CHRISTIANS FOLLOWING IN THE WEST

FOLLOWING THIS?

PRAY, PRAY, PRAY.

GOD WANTS US TO INTERCEDE FOR

CHRISTIAN PRISONERS, IRAN, IRAQ,

ASI BIBI.

PRAYERS AVEILETH MUCH, NOT

LITTLE.

DEFENSE SECRETARY CHUCK HAGEL

SAYS THE U.S. HAS EVIDENCE SYRIA

USED CHEMICAL WEAPONS IN ITS TWO

YEAR CIVIL WAR.

SOME DEGREE OF VARYING

CONFIDENCE THAT THE SYRIAN

GOVERNMENT USED SARING GAS,

QUANTITY USED AND RESULTING

CASUALTIES STILL UNKNOWN.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID USE OF

CHEMICAL WEAPONS WOULD BE A GAME

CHANGER.

A BROAD U.S. RESPONSE WAS NOT

IMMINENT.

ISRAELI MILITARY SHOT DOWN A

DRONE SENT BY HEZBOLLAH.

SECOND KNOWN INSTANCE.

LAST OCTOBER, ISRAELI AIR FORCE

SHOT DOWN A DRONE IN ITS AIR

SPACE.

THEY FOUGHT BACK IN 2006 THAT

ENDED IN STALEMATE.

NEW YORK MAYOR MICHAEL

BLOOMBERG THE SURVIVING

SUSPECTED OF BOSTON MARATHON

BOMBINGS SAYS NEW YORK WAS THE

NEXT TARGET.

THE MOTHER SAID SHE KNEW AS

EARLY AS 2011 HER SON TAMERLAN

HAD BEEN RADICALIZED AND SENT

TEXT MESSAGES SUGGESTING HE WAS

WILLING TO DIE FOR ISLAM.

OVERNIGHT AUTHORITIES DISCUSSED

A STASH OF FIREWORKS.

FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W.

BUSH IS MORE POPULAR NOW THAN

WHEN HE LEFT OFFICE.

TODAY AMERICA'S 43RD PRESIDENT

DEDICATED HIS IN THE

PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY IN TEXAS.

DALE HURD HAS THE STORY.

*

REPORTER: FOUR YEARS AFTER

LEAVING OFFICE, FORMER PRESIDENT

GEORGE W. BUSH DEDICATED HIS

PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

TODAY.

BEFORE A CROWD OF 10,000 PEOPLE

ON THE SMU CAMPUS.

GEORGE BUSH: I DEDICATE THIS

LIBRARY WITH UNSHAKABLE FAITH IN

FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY.

REPORTER: LIBRARY WILL HAVE A

UNIQUE DESIGN UNDERGOING THE

SAME TOUGH CHOICES INTERACTIVE

DEADLINES.

LAURA BUSH HELPED DESIGN THE

COMPLEX WITH MANY STATUTES

INCLUDING THIS ONE WITH FATHER

AND SON.

ALL FIVE PRESIDENTS PUT POLITICS

ASIDE TO HONOR THE 43RD

PRESIDENT INCLUDING BARACK

OBAMA.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: FOR YOUR

LOVE OF COUNTRY, THANK YOU VERY

MUCH.

GOD BLESS YOU AND GOD BLESS

THESE UNITED STATES

REPORTER: PRESIDENTS CARTER

AND CLINTON PRAISED BUSH FOR HIS

FIGHTING AGAINST AIDS IN AFRICA.

PRESIDENT SENIOR GAVE A SPEECH

AND JOKINGLY ASKED IF IT WAS TOO

LONG

REPORTER: HE GAVE A SPEECH

FOR HIS AMERICA AND THEN BEGAN

TO BREAK DOWN IN TEARS.

I WILL ALWAYS BELIEVE OUR

NATION'S BEST DAYS LIE AHEAD,

GOD BLESS.

[APPLAUSE]

REPORTER: DALE HURD, CBN

NEWS.

PRESIDENT BUSH CERTAINLY HAS

A SOFT HEART.

WELL THE DEFENSE RESTED IN DR.

GOSNELL'S CASE.

HE DIDN'T TESTIFIED EITHER, HE

FACES CHARGES OF KILLING A

41-YEAR-OLD PATIENT AND FOUR

BABIES.

THREE WORKERS PLEADED GUILTY TO

THIRD DEGREE MURDER CHARGES AND

SEVERING SPINES OF BABIES TO

INSURE THEY DIDN'T LIVE.

HE COULD FACE THE DEATH PENALTY.

RHODE ISLAND COULD BE THE

10TH STATE TO LEGALIZE GAY

MARRIAGE.

PASSING 26-12.

HOUSE APPROVED IT AND GOVERNOR

SUPPORTS IT.

THE MEASURE ALLOWS RELIGIOUS

INSTITUTIONS TO SET THE OWN

RULING WHO IS ABLE TO MARRY

WITHIN THEIR OWN FAITH AND NO

RELIGIOUS LEADER IS OBLIGATED TO

OFFICIATE GAY WEDDINGS.

JOINING US IS PETER SPRIG.

PETER, RHODE ISLAND HELD FIRM

FOR YEARS IN REFUSING TO

REDEFINE MARRIAGE, WHAT

HAPPENED?

I THINK THE DRUM BEAT WITHIN

THE MEDIA HAS BECOME MORE

INTENSE THIS YEAR THAN IN THE

PAST.

RHODE ISLAND PREVENTED SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE ADVOCATES FROM

SUCCEEDING IN THEIR SO-CALLED

6X12 EFFORT, ALL STATES BY 2012.

IRONICALLY, ORAL ARGUMENTS IN

THE MARRIAGE CASES BEFORE THE

SUPREME COURT LED TO INCREASE IN

THE VOLUME EVEN THOUGH THE TONE

OF THE ARGUMENTS SUGGESTED THE

COURT IS NOT PREPARED TO DECLARE

MARRIAGE AS A CONSTITUTIONAL

RIGHT.

LANGUAGE THAT INCLUDES FAITH

BASED ORGANIZATIONS WON'T BE

FORCED TO PERFORM MARRIAGES.

SO-CALLED RELIGIOUS

EXEMPTIONS GO BEYOND WHAT THE

U.S. AMENDMENT TO THE

CONSTITUTION OFFERS.

CHURCHS DO NOT HAVE TO RECOGNIZE

MARRIAGES WITHIN THEIR FAITH

TRADITIONS THAT CONFLICT AND

CLERGY DO NOT HAVE TO PERFORM

MARRIAGE CEREMONIES THAT

CONFLICT WITH THEIR BELIEFS GO

NO FURTHER THAN WHAT THE FIRST

AMENDMENT WOULD PROTECT.

YOU WOULD HAVE TO EXEMPT

CHRISTIAN COLLEGES,

UNIVERSITIES, SCHOOLS,

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS,

BUSINESSES AND EVEN INDIVIDUALS

LIKE THE FLORISTS IN WASHINGTON

STATE WHO IS BEING SUED BECAUSE

SHE DIDN'T WANT TO PROVIDE THE

FLOWERS FOR A HOMOSEXUAL

WEDDING.

ALL OF THE SO-CALL RELIGIOUS

EXEMPTS ARE A FIG LEAF.

THERE IS AN INEVITABLE CONFLICT

BETWEEN SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY.

WHAT IS THE CONFLICT FOR

THOSE DEFENDING TRADITIONAL

MARRIAGE?

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO

CONTINUE TO STAND STRONG.

DON'T BELIEVE THE MYTH PROM

GAITED THAT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IS

-- IT IS CONFINED TO ONE NARROW

COUNTRY, SEVEN OF THE 10 STATES

EXPECTED TO HAVE SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE SHORTLY ARE ALL CON

TIGOUS IN FAR NORTHEAST EARN

PART OF THE COUNTRY.

SOCIETY NEEDS CHILDREN, CHILDREN

NEED MOTHER AND FATHER, THAT IS

A COMPELLING REASON TO DEFINE

MARRIAGE AS BETWEEN A MAN AND

WOMAN.

VERY TRUE.

THANKS, PETER.

THANK YOU.

COMING UP, PLAYING POLITICS

AT THE AIRPORT.

WHY SOME SAY THE FLIGHT DELAYS

ARE PART OF A WHITE HOUSE TACTIC

TO RAISE YOUR TAXES.

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WANT

THEMSELVES AND STAFFS TO BE ABLE

TO OPT OUT OF A PART OF

'OBAMACARE.' POLITICO.COM SAYS

THEY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN

CONFIDENTIAL NEGOTIATIONS FOR

MONTHS.

CONFIDENTIAL LEADERS -- THEY

WOULD HAVE TO PAY THOUSANDS OF

DOLLARS IN NEW HEALTH CARE

COSTS.

THE MOVE COULD CAUSE HUGE

POLITICAL PROBLEMS FOR CONGRESS.

HE SAYS IF THIS IS GOING TO BE A

DISASTER, WE OUGHT TO ENJOY IT

WITH OUR CONSTITUENTS.

AIR TRAVEL GRIDLOCK HAS

GRIPPED THE COUNTRY.

REPUBLICANS SAY IT IS ALL

POLITICAL GAMEMANSHIP THAT THE

GOVERNMENT SHOULD RAISE TAXES.

HEATHER SELLS HAS THE LATEST.

REPORTER: BEGINNING THIS

WEEK, EVERY AIR TRAFFIC

CONTROLLER IS FURLOUGHED ONE DAY

OUT OF EVERY TEN.

IT IS AIMED TO SAVE 600 MILLION

DOLLARS.

IN WASHINGTON AREA AIRPORTS HAVE

BEEN MIRACULOUSLY SPARED.

IN THE FIRST THREE DAYS THIS

WEEK, TRAVELERS EXPERIENCED 5800

FLIGHT DELAYS.

COMPARE WITH THE SAME TIME

PERIOD LAST YEAR IN WHICH THERE

WERE 2500 DELAYS.

WE REFUSE TO SACRIFICE SAFETY

EVEN IF IT MEANS LESS EFFICIENT

OPERATIONS.

FAA SAYS THE FURLOUGHS ARE

THE ONLY WAY TO ACHIEVE THE

NEEDED CUTS.

LAWMAKERS, MANY WHO VOTED FOR

THE BUDGET CUTS SAY THEY WERE

MISLED.

FIRST QUESTION I WANT

ANSWERED IS, WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL

US ABOUT IT BEFOREHAND.

NEW REPUBLICANS ARE QUESTIONING

THE CUTS STARTING WITH HOUSE

SPEAK

SPEAK

SPEAK

SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER TWEETED,

HASHTAG FLIGHT DELAYS.

THE DELAYS REPRESENT A POLITICAL

CALCULATION.

I DON'T THINK THERE IS ANY

DOUBT THERE IS INTENT BEING

MADE, WE WOULD ALL BE BETTER OFF

IF WE PAID MORE TAXES.

IT IS GOING TO BE PLAYING OUT

OVER THE MONTHS AHEAD.

MAKING SMART CHOICES ABOUT

FEDERAL SPENDING WOULD SPOIL THE

FUN OF FLIGHT DELAYS AND BLAMING

REPUBLICANS.

WHAT REMAINS TO BE SEEN HOW FED

UP THE PUBLIC WILL BECOME AND

WHAT AMERICANS WILL DEMAND.

I THINK IF THE AMERICAN

PUBLIC SCREAMS LOUD ENOUGH THEY

WILL.

FAA FURLOUGHS COULDN'T COME

AT A WORST TIME, HEIGHT OF THE

SUMMER TRAVEL SEASON IS ABOUT TO

BEGIN.

ALMOST 7,000 FLIGHTS DELAYED

DAILY FEWER AIR CONTROLLERS TO

DIRECT TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

UP NEXT, NEW GUN LAWS IN

COLORADO HAVE LAW ENFORCEMENT

OFFICIALS UP IN ARMS.

FIND OUT WHAT THE LAWS ARE AND

WHY THESE LAWMAN ARE REFUSING TO

ENFORCE THEM.

LAST DEAD GUN CONTROL BECAME

THE HOTTEST ISSUE IN THE COUNTRY

AFTER THE SANDY HOOK SHOOTINGS.

THE CALL WENT OUT ALL ACROSS

THE COUNTRY.

CRITICS ARGUE NEW LAWS WILL NOT

PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS THE STORY

FROM GROUND ZERO IN THE GUN

CONTROL DEBATE, COLORADO.

REPORTER: TOUGH NEW GUN LAWS

POPPING UP.

IN NEW YORK, CERTAIN FIREARMS

ARE NOW BANNED AND LISTING

MAGAZINES TO SEVENS.

CITIZENS CAN KEEP LARGER

CAPACITY MAGAZINES IN THEIR

HOMES AND USE THEM AT THE

SHOOTING RANGE.

OWNERS OF THOSE MAGAZINES HAVE

UNTIL JANUARY 1ST TO REGISTER

THEM.

ON THE NATIONAL LEVEL, SENATE

DEMOCRATS FAILED ON THEIR BID.

BIPARTISAN PROPOSAL WOULD HAVE

CREATED TIGHTER BACKGROUND

CHECKS, BANNING MAGAZINES.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: THIS IS NOT

OVER

REPORTER: THE PRESIDENT WILL

NOW TAKE STEPS ON HIS OWN

WITHOUT CONGRESS.

IN COLORADO MAGAZINES LIMITED TO

15 AND EXPANDED BACKGROUND JULY

1ST.

THIS COMES A YEAR AFTER THE

DEADLY AURORA, COLORADO THEATRE

SHOOTING.

SOME CLAIM THE NEW RULES VIOLATE

THE CONSTITUTION AND REFUSING TO

ENFORCE THEM.

I WOULD LIKE TO SET THE

PRIORITIES.

THAT IS NOT TURNING LAW ABIDING

CITIZENS INTO CRIMINALS

REPORTER: CHALLENGING THE NEW

LAWS IN COURT, THIS MAN BELIEVES

THE LAWS WOULD MAKE IT HARDER

FOR PEOPLE THAT WANT GUNS FOR

LEGAL PURPOSES TO GET THEM.

ABOUT A DOZEN SHARED DURING

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S VISIT TO THE

STATE.

A TRIP HE MADE TO PUSH THE

ADMINISTRATION'S GUN PROPOSALS.

IN YOU OUTLAW MAGAZINES, YOU

ARE OUTLAWING THE GUN BASICALLY,

THE SUPREME COURT HAS SAID YOU

CAN'T OUTLAW THE GUN.

WE FEEL IT IS AN INFRINGEMENT ON

OUR RIGHTS AS LAW ENFORCEMENT

OFFICERS.

WE BELIEVE IT IS

UNCONSTITUTIONAL

REPORTER: SHERIFF COOK SAYS

IT GIVES THEM A NEW SENSE OF

SECURITY.

THESE ARE FEEL GOOD, KNEE

JERK LAWS.

POLITICIANS SAY WE HAVE TO DO

SOMETHING.

THEY GIVE PEOPLE WITH A FALSE

SENSE OF SAFETY

REPORTER: NEIL RUNS THE

DRAGON ART GUN STORE.

KIDS HERE, 30 DAYS BEFORE

THEY SHUT UP THE SCHOOL.

THEY WANTED MP 5 AND M16 MACHINE

GUN.

ANYONE WANTING TO PURCHASE A

GUN MUST 18 AND 21 TO BUY A

HANDGUN.

BECAUSE HARRIS AND CLE BOLD WERE

UNDER 18, AN 18-YEAR-OLD FEMALE

FRIEND OF THE PAIR WAS GOING TO

PURCHASE THE WEAPONS FOR THEM.

M 16 REQUIRES A 90 DAY WAITING

PERIOD, THEY DECLINED TO

PURCHASE FROM BERNSTEIN.

THERE IS NO WALT WAITING FOR

SEMIAUTOMATIC GUNS.

THE GIRL PURCHASED IT SOME WHERE

ELSE ILLEGALLY.

NO MATTER WHAT LAWS THEY

MAKE, CRIMINALS ARE ALWAYS GOING

TO GET A GUN, MILLIONS OF

MILLIONS OF GUNS.

SHERIFF COOK POINTS TO A CASE

OF THE COLORADO PRISON OFFICIAL

GUNNED DOWN AT HIS HOME.

THE MURDER HAD A LONG

HISTORY, A WOMAN BOUGHT THE GUN

TO GIVE TO HIM.

HE DIDN'T GO GET THE BACKGROUND,

HE HAD A FRIEND DO IT.

COLORADOIANS ARE MIXED ON THE

ISSUE.

I THINK THERE ARE GOOD

MEASURES TO PUT IN PLACE.

BUT WITH THE WIDESPREAD USE AND

OWNERSHIP ACROSS AMERICA, I AM

NOT SURE THE CURRENT MEASURES GO

FAR ENOUGH.

I AM NOT SURE IT MAKES A

DIFFERENCE.

YOU CAN REALLY DO A LOT OF

DAMAGE WITH 15 BULLETS BEING A

PHYSICIAN.

I AM A FAN OF MENTAL HEALTH.

THESE ARE IN SUPPORT OF MY

STANCE

REPORTER: MEANWHILE SHERIFF

COOK ISN'T BACKING DOWN.

ARMED SOCIETY IS A POLITE

SOCIETY.

WE DON'T NEED TO MAKE MORE

RESTRICTIVE, WE NEED TO LOOSEN

UP THE LAWS.

WE HAVE THOUSANDS OF LAWS ON THE

BOOKS WITH GUN CONTROL.

THIS IS THE WRONG DIRECTION.

REPORTER: CHARLENE ISRAEL,

CBN NEWS, COLORADO SPRINGS,

COLORADO.

ENGLAND'S PRINCE HARRY IS

FOLLOWING IN HIS MOTHER'S

FOOTSTEPS.

SURE IS.

GRAND OPENING OF A BRAIN INJURY

CHARITY LOCATING IN NOTINGHAM.

HARRY GREETED BY DOZENS OF

SCREAMING SCHOOL CHILDREN AND

TOWARD THE HEADQUARTERS

BUILDING.

ORGANIZERS HAD A GOOD LAUGH WHEN

THEY MADE THE PRINCE PRACTICE

DIAPER CHANGING SKILLS ON ONE OF

THEIR DOLLS.

IT IS GOOD TRAINING FOR WHEN HE

BECOMES AN UNCLE.

PRINCESS DIANA WAS PART OF THIS

CHARITY IN THE 1990S.

HE WILL BE NEEDED.

THAT IS ALL FOR THIS EDITION OF

"NEWSWATCH."

THANKS FOR WATCHING, SEE YOU

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