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CBN NewsWatch: May 1, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, May 1: Three new suspects arrested in Boston bombing case, FDA Plan B ruling outrages conservatives, and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," THE

MORNING-AFTER PILL FOR YOUNG

GIRLS.

SHOULD TEENAGERS REALLY BE

ALLOWED TO TAKE PLAN "B"

WITHOUT ANY SUPERVISION.

Wendy: PLUS, CLIMATE

CRISIS.

THIS TIME THE EARTH IS

GETTING COLDER, NOT WARMER,

LIKE SOME EXPERTS SAY LOOK

OUT FOR GLOBAL COOLING.

Mark: AND PRODIGAL SONS

AND DAUGHTERS.

WHY MANY OF THOSE WHO WANDER

WILL ONE DAY RETURN TO THEIR

CHRISTIAN ROOTS.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

IT'S KNOWN AS THE

MORNING-AFTER PILL, AND NOW

GIRLS AS YOUNG AS 15 WILL BE

ABLE TO BUY IT WITHOUT A

PRESCRIPTION.

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

THE F.D.A. SAYS THE

CONTRACEPTIVE PLAN "B" WILL

NOW SIT ON DRUGSTORE

SHELVES, RIGHT NEXT TO OTHER

WOMEN'S PRODUCTS.

THAT HAS SOME PARENTS UPSET

BECAUSE THEY CAN BE LEFT OUT

OF AN IMPORTANT

DECISION-MAKING PROCESS FOR

THEIR YOUNG DAUGHTERS.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS MORE IN

TONIGHT'S TOP STORY.

George: THE F.D.A. SAYS

THE CONTRACEPTIVE PILL KNOWN

AT PLAN "B" CAN SIT ON

DRUGSTORE SHELVES, INSTEAD

OF KEEPING IT LOCKED UP

BEHIND THE COUNTER.

PREVIOUSLY THE PILL WAS SOLD

WITHOUT PRESCRIPTION TO

WOMEN 17 AND OLDER.

THE F.D.A.'S DECISION HAS

DRAWN CRITICISM FROM SOCIAL

CONSERVATIVES WHO SAY

PARENTS SHOULD BE INVOLVED

IN MAJOR MEDICAL DECISIONS

INVOLVING YOUNG GIRLS, NOT

GOVERNMENT.

IT'S ADDING TO THE GREEN

LIGHT THAT WE'RE GIVING TO

KIDS FOR RISKY BEHAVIOR.

George: LAST YEAR

PARENTS IN NEW YORK CITY

WERE OUTRAGED TO LEARN ABOUT

A CONTROVERSIAL BIRTH

CONTROL PROGRAM IN PUBLIC

SCHOOLS, GIVING PLAN "B"

PILLS TO GIRLS AS YOUNG AS

14.

WHAT WE'RE FINDING HERE

IS GOVERNMENT TRYING TO U.

Sue: O USURP THE ROLE OF

THE PARENT.

THERE CAN STILL BE A

PREGNANCY.

YOU CAN STILL GET HERPES.

LIFE-LONG.

AND OTHER S.T.D.s, AND

H.I.V., AND THESE CAN ALL

OCCUR AS A RESULT OF ONE

POOR DECISION.

George: AND CRITICS

WORRY THAT ALLOWING PLAN "B"

FOR YOUNGER WOMEN WILL LEAD

TO MORE RISKY BEHAVIOR, AND

LIKELY LEAD TO MORE

PREGNANCIES AND ABORTIONS.

YOU END UP WITH MORE

SEXUAL BEHAVIOR, AND AN

INCREASE IN S.T.D.s.

George: THE BOTTOM LINE

WITH SOCIAL CONSERVATIVES ON

PLAN "B"...

IT IS A FURTHER

ENDORSEMENT OF THIS

PHILOSOPHY OF KIDS KNOW

BEST.

WE'RE GOING TO LEAVE IT UP

TO THEM.

George: GEORGE THOMAS,

CBN NEWS.

Mark: AND JOINING US

NOW WITH HER REACTION IS

KRISTIN HAWKINS WITH

"STUDENTS FOR LIFE."

KRISTIN, TEENS DON'T ALWAYS

FOLLOW DIRECTIONS WITH

TAKING MEDICATION.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN IF A GIRL

TAKES THIS DRUG WHEN SHE

ALREADY KNOWS SHE IS

PREGNANT OR TAKES TOO MUCH

OF IT?

THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS

DRUG.

EVEN AT THE F.D.A. HEARINGS,

WHEN THEY WERE SETTING OUT

APPROVE THIS DRUG, THE

MAKERS WARNED THIS DRUG

CANNOT BE USED AS A BIRTH

CONTROL PILL.

THIS IS EIGHT TO 12 TIMES

MORE POWERFUL THAN A DAILY

BIRTH CONTROL PILL, WHICH

THEY BOTH HAVE BEEN LABELLED

AS A TYPE 1 CARCINOGEN, THE

SAME AS CIGARETTES, BY THE

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION.

THIS PILL CARRIES A THREE

TIMES MORE LIKELY RAID FOR

EPITOMIC PREGNANCIES.

SO THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS.

IT IS TAKING OUT THE ROLE OF

PARENTS, AND ALSO TAKING OUT

THE ROLE OF THE PHYSICIAN,

WHERE THE GIRL IS GOING TO

GET THESE PILLS OVER THE

COUNTER.

SOME GIRLS NOW ARE NOT OLD

ENOUGH TO HAVE A LICENCE,

BUT THEY CAN GO TO WALGREENS

OR C.V.S. AND GET THIS PILL,

AND THEY CAN TAKE IT

MONTHLY, WHICH WE KNOW WILL

LEAD TO LONG-TERM SIDE

EFFECTS FOR THEM.

Mark: ADVOCATES MAKE IT

SOUND LIKE IT IS LIKE TAKING

AN ASPIRIN.

FROM WHAT YOU'RE SAYING,

THIS IS NOT TRUE?

IT IS NOT TRUE.

THE NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS

THAT GAVE OUT OVER 12,000

DOSES OF PLAN "B" 1 STEP, IF

THE GIRL EXPERIENCES CRAMPS

AFTER SHE TAKES THE PILL,

THE SCHOOL CAN'T GIVE HER A

TYLENOL OR AN ASPIRIN TO

RELIEVE HER PAIN.

AND THE SCHOOL CALLS HER

PARENTS TO TAKE HER OUT OF

SCHOOL BECAUSE SHE IS IN

SUCH PAIN, THEY CAN'T TELL

HER PARENTS WHY SHE IS IN

PAIN BECAUSE IT IS

CONSIDERED CONSTITUTIONALLY

PROTECTED PRIVACY.

Mark: HOW DISTURBING IS

THIS THAT PARENTS ARE

ESSENTIALLY BEING TAKEN OUT

OF THE LOOP?

IT IS VERY DISTURBING.

BECAUSE WE KNOW THESE PILLS

DO NOT DECREASE ABORTION OR

S.T.D. RATES.

THE U.K. HAS HAD EMERGENCY

CONTRACEPTION AVAILABLE OVER

THE COUNTER SINCE 2009, AND

TODAY THE ABORTION RATES ARE

THE HIGHEST EVER.

TODAY IN AMERICA, DESPITE

HAVING CONDOMS AND BIRTH

CONTROL AVAILABLE IN EVERY

SCHOOL, OUR S.T.D. RATES ARE

AN EPIDEMIC, SAYS THE

CENTERS FOR DISEASE

CONTROL.

THIS IS THE PROBLEM WE'RE

HAVING.

YOU PUT OUT THESE DRUGS, AND

THEY'RE NOT RELIEVING THE

PROBLEM.

IT IS NOT REDUCING THE

PREGNANCY OR STOPPING

S.T.D.s.

IT IS TAKING PARENTS OUT OF

THE DECISION PROCESS, AND IT

IS STOPPING THE GIRL FROM

TALKING TO HER PHYSICIAN.

AND WE HAVEN'T STARTED

TALKING ABOUT WHAT IS THIS

ALLOWING SEXUAL PREDATORS TO

DO?

A 40-YEAR-OLD MAN CAN BE

RAPING A 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL,

AND CONTINUE TO GO TO A

LOCAL PHARMACY, BUY THIS

DRUG, AND COVER UP HIS

CRIME.

Mark: KRISTIN HAWKINS

WITH "STUDENTS FOR LIFE,"

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US.

Wendy: THREE MORE

SUSPECTS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED

IN THE BOSTON MARATHON

BOMBINGS.

TWO OF THE MEN ARE

ORIGINALLY WITH KAZAKHSTAN

AND WERE FRIENDLY WITH THE

MAIN SUSPECT, 19-YEAR-OLD

DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV.

THE TWO HAVE BEEN HELD IN

JAIL FOR MORE THAN A WEEK ON

VISA VIOLATIONS.

THEY ATTENDED THE UNIVERSITY

OF MASSACHUSETTS, DARTMOUTH,

WHERE DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV

ATTENDED.

THE CITY THAT BROUGHT YOU

BANS ON LARGE SUGARY DRINKS

AND TRANS-FATS IS NOW TAKING

FOOD CONTROL TO A WHOLE NEW

LEVEL.

NEW YORK IS NOW HOME TO THE

FIRST PUBLIC ELEMENTARY

SCHOOL WITH AN ALL

VEGETARIAN CAFETERIA.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS MORE.

Reporter: YOU'VE

PROBABLY HEARD ABOUT MAYOR

MICHAEL BLOOMBERG'S SODA

CRACKDOWN IN THE BIG APPLE.

IT DOES GO TOO FAR

BECAUSE PEOPLE SHOULD BE

ALLOWED TO EAT AND DRINK

WHAT THEY WANT TO.

ASKING THE GOVERNMENT TO

PROTECT US FROM LARGE COKES

GOES BEYOND WHY THE

GOVERNMENT SHOULD DO.

WHETHER IT IS A

VEGETARIAN DIET HERE OR

OTHER TYPE OF MENU OPTIONS,

IT ALL INVOLVES HEALTHY

EATING.

Reporter: PUBLIC SCHOOL

244 IN QUEENS HAS BEEN

EXPERIMENTING WITH ALL

VEGGIE MEALS SINCE EARLIER

THIS YEAR.

NOW IT IS FIVE DAYS A WEEK.

THIS MENU HERE AT THIS

SCHOOL IS IN THE VANGUARD OF

ONE OF THE OPTIONS WE WANT

TO OFFER KIDS.

Reporter: PS244 HAS

MORE THAN 400 STUDENTS.

THEY'RE IN PRE-KINDERGARTEN

TO THIRD GRADE.

SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY BEFORE

THEY BEGIN THE FULL

VEGETARIAN MENU, STUDENTS

GRAVITATED TOWARDS THE

VEGETARIAN MEN USE.

IT MAKES ME MORE

NUTRITIOUS.

IT IS VERY HEALTHY AND MAKES

YOUR BODY STRONG.

Reporter: MEANWHILE

PETA COULDN'T BE MORE

PLEASED.

ONE EMPLOYEE SAYING, "WE

THINK THIS IS A REALLY

EXCITING DEVELOPMENT."

BUT WHEN THE REPORTER ASKED

THE KIDS IF THEY LIKED THE

NEW LUNCHES, A LESS THAN

ENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSE.

AND CRITICS WORRY CHILDREN

WHO EAT AN ALL VEGETARIAN

DIET MAY NOT GET THE PROTEIN

THEY NEED.

MOST PEOPLE IN THIS

COUNTRY GET TWO TO THREE

TIMES MORE THAN THEY NEED.

AND PLANT-BASED PROTEINS ARE

ACTUALLY VERY HEALTHY.

THEY HAVE NO CHOLESTEROL AND

THEY'RE LOW IN SATURATED FAT

AND HIGH IN FIBRE.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: TI I WOULD

DEFINITELY MISS MY BURGERS.

PS244 IS A ZONED SCHOOL, AND

SO CHILDREN WHO PREFER MEAT

CAN'T TRANSFER OUT.

Mark: AN ATHEIST GROUP

IS URGING THE PENTAGON TO

BLOCK OFFICERS FROM SHARING

THEIR FAITH WITH

SUBORDINATES.

MIKEY WINE STEIN RECENTLY

MET WITH HIGH MILITARY

OFFICIALS.

HE SAYS EVEN A CHRISTIAN

BUMPER STICKER ON AN

OFFICER'S CAR OR A BIBLE ON

HIS DESK CAN AMOUNT TO

PUSHING THIS ON HELPLESS

SUBORDINATES.

HE SAYS OFFICERS WHO DO THAT

SHOULD FACE A COURT-MARTIAL.

REVEREND RON CRUZ IS ASKING

FOR EQUAL TIME TO SHARE HIS

CONCERNS WITH PENTAGON

OFFICIALS.

Wendy: JOINING US NOW

BY SKYPE IS GENERAL JERRY

BOYKIN, AND HE RETIRED FROM

THE U.S. ARMY AS A

LIEUTENANT GENERAL AND WORKS

WITH THE FAMILY RESEARCH

COUNCIL IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

LET'S TALK ABOUT OFFICERS

SHARING THEIR FAITH WITH

SUBORDINATES.

IS THAT A REAL ISSUE, OR IS

THERE ANOTHER AGENDA HERE?

THERE IS AN AGENDA HERE

THAT HAS EVERYTHING TO DO

WITH TRYING TO DESTROY ANY

VESTAGES OF CHRISTIANITY IN

OUR MILITARY.

AND, FRANKLY, I DON'T THINK

THIS STARTED IN THE

PENTAGON.

I THINK THIS IS PART OF THE

ADMINISTRATION'S AGENDA.

Wendy: WELL, THIS GROUP

SAYS EVEN A CHRISTIAN BUMPER

STICKER OR A BIBLE ON A DESK

AMOUNTS TO COERCION.

THAT SEEMS KIND OF EXTREME,

DOESN'T IT?

IT IS EXTREME.

THIS GROUP CALLED THE

MILITARY RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

FOUNDATION IS AN EXTREMIST

GROUP IN TERMS OF THEIR

VISCERAL HATRED OF

CHRISTIANITY.

THEY HAVE DONE A NUMBER OF

THINGS IN THE PAST THAT HAVE

BEEN DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE

TO THEM THAT ARE GOING AFTER

CHRISTIANS IN OUR MILITARY

AND TRYING TO SHUT DOWN ALL

OPEN WORSHIP, CERTAINLY BY

CHRISTIANS PRIMARILY.

Wendy: AND THIS GROUP

SAYS THAT EVEN THESE

OFFICERS WHO DO THIS, OR

SHARE THEIR FAITH, SHOULD BE

COURT-MARTIALED.

THAT SEEMS INSANE.

IN FACT, THEY SAID THEY

SHOULD COURT-MARTIAL

HUNDREDS OF THEM.

WHAT IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT,

IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT

OFFICERS ARE COMMANDERING

SHARING THEIR FAITH.

IT IS ABOUT EVERY INDIVIDUAL

SOLDIER, SAILOR, AIRMAN, OR

MARINE BEING ABLE TO

EXERCISE THEIR FAITH.

THE FIRST AMENDMENT TALKS

ABOUT THE FREE EXERCISE

THEREOF, SPEAKING OF OUR

FAITH.

AND THIS WILL DESTROY OUR

MILITARY BECAUSE MOM AND DAD

OUT IN CENTRAL AMERICA, THE

CENTRAL PART OF THE UNITED

STATES, ARE NOT GOING TO

WANT JOHNNIE OR JANE TO JOIN

THE MILITARY, KNOWING THEY

WILL NOT BE ABLE TO EXERCISE

THEIR FAITH AT THE SAME TIME

THEY ARE PROTECTING THOSE

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS TO DO

SO.

Wendy: THAT'S A GOOD

POINT.

WELL, NOW A GAY GROUP IS

SAYING PASTOR GREG LORI

SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO

LEAD PRAYER AT THE PENTAGON

TOMORROW BECAUSE HE BELIEVES

THE BIBLE SAYS GAY SEX IS

SINFUL.

HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THAT?

I HAVE HEARD ABOUT IT.

I JUST TALKED TO GREG A

LITTLE WHILE AGO.

THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE.

THE SAME THING HAPPENED TO

FRANKLIN GRAHAM, TONY

PERKINS, AND IT HAPPENED TO

ME AT WEST POINT.

THESE PEOPLE FEEL VERY

EMBOLDENED BY THE

RE-ELECTION OF OUR CURRENT

PRESIDENT.

THEY BELIEVE THEY HAVE A

SHORT TIME TO PUSH THEIR

AGENDA THROUGH.

AND PART OF THE AGENDA IS TO

DESTROY OPEN CHRISTIANITY IN

AMERICA.

THEY WANT US TO BE BE LIKE

THE UNDERGROUND CHURCHES IN

PLACES LIKE IRAN OR EGYPT.

AND THAT'S WHERE WE'RE

HEADED, UNLESS AMERICA RISES

UP AND TAKES A STAND ON

THIS.

AND, AGAIN, THIS WAS THE

FIRST AMENDMENT.

AND, BY THE WAY, RELIGION

WAS THE FIRST PART OF THE

FIRST AMENDMENT.

THIS IS A GRASSROOTS ISSUE.

AND THE GRASSROOTS IN

AMERICA HAVE TO RISE UP AND

LET THIS ADMINISTRATION KNOW

WE WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS.

Wendy: GENERAL JERRY

BOYKIN, THANK YOU SO MUCH

FOR YOUR STAND AND THANK YOU

FOR JOINING US ON

"NEWSWATCH."

I'M GLAD TO BE WITH YOU.

THANKS, WENDY.

Mark: A HUGE POLL

REVEALS THAT A HUGE NUMBER

OF AMERICANS ARE NOT AWARE

THAT OBAMACARE IS ACTUALLY

THE LAW OF THE LAND.

THE KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION

STUDY SHOWS THAT 42% OF

AMERICANS DID NOT KNOW THAT

THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT IS

STILL LAW.

OF THOSE, 12% BELIEVE THE

LAW HAS BEEN REPEALED BY

CONGRESS, AND ANOTHER 7%

THINK IT HAS BEEN OVERTURNED

BY THE SUPREME COURT.

THE REMAINING 23% SAY THEY

DON'T KNOW ENOUGH TO SAY

WHAT THE STATUS OF THE LAW

IS.

MEANWHILE, ANOTHER POLL,

THIS ONE DONE FOR THE

NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE

COMMITTEE, SHOWS THAT MORE

THAN HALF OF ALL AMERICANS,

55%, DON'T KNOW THAT PLANNED

PARENTHOOD DOES ABORTIONS.

ARE THEY LIVING UNDER A

ROCK?

OR THAT IT IS THE BIGGEST

ABORTION PROVIDER IN THE

COUNTRY.

CAROL TOBIAS, PRESIDENT OF

NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE,

TELLS US THAT'S BECAUSE THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN

DUPED INTO THINKING THAT

PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS

NOTHING MORE THAN A

MAINSTREAM HEALTH CARE

PROVIDER WHEN IT ACTUALLY

PERFORMS 27% OF ALL

ABORTIONS IN THE UNITED

STATES ANNUALLY.

Wendy: COMING UP, IT

HAS BEEN THE COLDEST SPRING

IN YEARS ALL ACROSS

AMERICA.

ARE WE IN FOR A GLOBAL

COOLING SPELL?

THE EXPERTS WEIGH IN, NEXT.

Wendy: IS IT FEELING A

LITTLE CHILLY FOR MAY 1st,

WHERE YOU LIVE?

WE'RE FEELING IT HERE I IN

VIRGINIA.

Mark: AND CITIES ACROSS

AMERICA HAVE SET RECORDS FOR

COLD WEATHER.

SOME EXPERTS SAY WE'RE IN

FOR MORE GLOBAL COOLING.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: IT HAS BEEN

AN EXCEPTIONALLY COLD APRIL

THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE

COUNTRY, AND IT HAS ALSO

BROUGHT RECORD LEVELS OF

SNOW TO SOME AREAS, FROM

MINNESOTA TO COLORADO.

SOME EXPERTS THINK MORE

YEARS LIKE THIS COULD BE ON

THE WAY.

RUSSIAN SCIENTISTS SAY THE

EARTH MAY BE HEADED FOR A

PERIOD OF GLOBAL COOLING.

AND IT COULD LAST 200 TO 250

YEARS.

THE VOICE OF RUSSIA REPORTS

THAT BELIEF COMES FROM

SCIENTISTS.

AN OBSERVATORY IN SAINT

PETER' PETERSBERG.

THEY SAY IT WILL AFFECT

DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF THE

CLIMATE ON EARTH.

THEY SAY OVER TIME, THAT

WILL LEAD TO COOLER THAN

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES.

AMERICAN METEOROLOGIST JOE

BISARDI OF BELL WEATHER SAYS

THE CHANGE TO COOLING IS

ALREADY HERE.

WE ARE DEFINITELY, IN MY

OPINION, GOING TO CONTINUE

THE GLOBAL COOLING TREND

THAT BEGAN FOUR YEARS AGO.

Reporter: BUT WHAT

HAPPENED TO GLOBAL WARMING?

IN RECENT YEARS, IT HASN'T

BEEN HAPPENING, CERTAINLY

LIKE IT HAD BEEN PREDICTED.

SOME SCIENTISTS SAY THEY

HAVE GUESSES AS TO WHY.

THEY SAY MAYBE THE OCEANS

ARE ABSORBING EXTRA HEAT OR

OTHER NATURAL FACTORS.

OTHERS SAY THE CLIMATE IS

JUST MORE COMPLICATED THAN

SOME SCIENTISTS THOUGHT.

AND OTHERS BELIEVE MANMADE

GLOBAL WARMING JUST ISN'T

THE THREAT THAT SOME WARNED

THAT IT WAS.

AND WHAT IF GLOBAL COOLING

REALLY IS THE NEXT TREND IN

THE CLIMATE?

THAT IS FAR WORSE THAN

GLOBAL WARMING.

Reporter: WHY?

BECAUSE IT IS HARDER FOR

PLANTS AND CROPS TO GROW

WHEN IT IS COLDER.

LOOK WHAT IS GOING ON IN

THE CENTRAL PLAINS, HAVING

THE COLDEST SPRING, AND YOU

CAN'T GET OUT THERE TO PLANT

YOUR CROPS.

THEY'RE ABOUT TO HAVE

ANOTHER BIG SNOWSTORM IN

PARTS OF MISSOURI AND

MINNESOTA.

EVEN THOUGH IT IS 90° TODAY,

IN FOUR DAYS IT IS GOING TO

BE SNOWING.

THE IMPLICATIONS OF COLDER

ARE MUCH WORSE THAN WARMER.

THINK ABOUT IT, MORE PEOPLE

LIVE CLOSER TO THE EQUATOR

THAN THEY DO TO THE POLES.

Reporter: SO IF THEY

ARE RIGHT, BUNDLE UP,

BECAUSE MORE COLD WINTERS

JUST MAY BE COMING IN THE

YEARS AHEAD.

Mark: UP NEXT, YOUNG

PEOPLE WHO WANDERED AWAY

FROM THEIR CHRISTIAN FAITH,

AND HOW THEY FOUND THEIR WAY

BACK.

Wendy: THREE OUT OF

FOUR YOUNG PEOPLE LEAVE THE

CHRISTIAN FAITH THESE DAYS,

BUT THE GOOD NEWS FOR

WORRIED PARENTS IS ABOUT

HALF OF THOSE KIDS WILL FIND

THEIR WAY BACK.

Mark: THE QUESTION IS

JUST HOW MUCH PAIN AND

DAMAGE WILL THEY HAVE TO GO

THROUGH FIRST.

PAUL STRAND LOOKS AT ONE

EXTREME CASE IN TEXAS.

Reporter: WHEN JESSICA

JONES GOT TO COLLEGE, SHE

ABANDONED THE FAITH OF HER

MOM AND DAD, AND JOINED THE

DRINKING AND HARD PARTYING

SCENE.

ONCE SHE WOULD START

DRINKING, SHE WOULD DRINK TO

THE POINT SHE PASSED OUT.

Reporter: HER BINGE

DRINKING ENDED WITH THIS

CRASH..

HER BLOOD ALCOHOL MEASURED .09.

SHE WAS RAISED HERE IN

ALAN, TEXAS, BEFORE SHE LEFT

FOR COLLEGE.

IT IS PRETTY COMMON FOR

COLLEGE-AGED KIDS TO WANDER

AWAY FROM THE LORD, AND NOT

ALL THAT UNCOMMON FOR THEM

TO COME BACK.

BUT IT USUALLY DOESN'T TAKE

A CATASTROPHE AS BIG AS WHAT

JESSICA WENT THROUGH TO COME

BACK.

Reporter: SHE ENDED UP

IN A COMA.

BUT RATHER THAN GROW BITTER,

JESSICA THOUGHT OF IT AS GOD

DRAGGING HER OUT OF A LIFE

THAT COULD HAVE KILLED HER.

IT TOOK HIM TO REALLY

KNOCK ME DOWN TO REALLY GET

MY ATTENTION.

Reporter: NOW JESSICA

TALKS TO SCHOOLS AND YOUTH

GROUPS ABOUT DRUNK DRIVING.

THE CRASH PHOTOS AND HER

WOUNDED BODY, A TESTAMENT TO

STORY.

MOST COLLEGE-AGED KIDS

DESERT GOD AND RELIGION AT

SOME POINT.

70% OF STUDENTS LEAVE THE

CHURCH ONCE THEY GRADUATE OR

GO OFF OR MOVE AWAY FROM THE

HOME.

ONLY 35% RETURN.

AND I THINK THAT IT SHOULD

BE A REAL WAKEUP CALL FOR

THE CHURCH.

Reporter: FOR JOSH AND

RYAN, LEAVING THE FAITH WAS

A BIG DEAL BECAUSE THEY WERE

THE KIDS OF HIGH-PROFILE

CHURCH MEMBERS.

KERI AND JACK.

THE BOYS BOTH FELT

CHRISTIANITY HAD LITTLE FOR

THEM, OR AS JOSH PUT IT BACK

THEN --

THERE IS NOT A BIG PAYOFF

IN LIVING THE CHRISTIAN

LIFE.

EVEN THOUGH WE THOUGHT

OUR PARENTS LIVE OUT THEIR

FAITH, WE THOUGHT, WHY ISN'T

IT WORKING FOR US.

Reporter: THE PARENTS

SAY THEY SHOULDER SOME OF

THAT FOR NOT SHARING THEIR

OWN TROUBLES.

IF I COULD GO BACK, THERE

IS SOMETHING WE WOULD DO

DIFFERENTLY.

THAT IS, WE WOULD TRY TO

OPEN UP A DIALOGUE AND A

CONVERSATION ABOUT THE

CRISIS OF BELIEF.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY

BOTH SONS FOUND THEIR WAY

BACK AND WANT TO HELP OTHER

YOUNG PEOPLE DO THE SAME.

THEY WRITE ABOUT NOT

SETTLING FOR A SECONDHAND

FAITH.

IT STARTED WITH JOSH

CONFESSING TO HIS FAMILY HE

WAS SO MIRED IN SEXUAL SIN

OR GUILT, HE COULDN'T FACE

GOD OR FELLOW BELIEVERS.

TELLING THAT TRUTH SET HIM

FREE.

I WANTED TO KNOW WHY

SPIRITUAL MAJORIT SPIRITUAL

SPIRITUAL MATURITY WAS TO

OPEN UP, BECAUSE HE TAUGHT

US HOW TO GROW DEEPER WITH

THE LORD BY BEING HONEST

ABOUT OUR STRUGGLES.

Reporter: THEY SAY

PEOPLE HONEST BE AFRAID OF

THEIR DOUBTS BECAUSE GOD

UNDERSTANDS.

AND THEY RECOMMEND NOT

SETTLING FOR ANYTHING LESS

THAN FINDING A REAL

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, WHERE

YOU KNOW HE IS ALIVE.

TO ME, IT TOOK GETTING

BACK TO THE BASICS.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING WITH

GOD.

RELIGION, CHRISTIANITY WILL

NEVER FILL ME UP, BUT A

PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH

JESUS CHRIST WILL.

A LOT OF US HAVE CARRIED

AROUND SECONDHAND RELIGION

FOR A LONG TIME.

AND WE'RE FINALLY IN A PLACE

WHERE WE WANT TO FIGURE OUT

WHAT IT IS WE BELIEVE.

Reporter: JESSICA'S DAD

RELATES IN HIS BOOK HOW

JESSICA REDISCOVERED GOD

FROM HER CRASH INTO THAT

POLE.

BECAUSE OF WHAT HAPPENED

TO HER NOW, HER FAITH IS

REAL.

AND PEOPLE SEE THE LOVE AND

LIGHT OF CHRIST IN HER EYES

AND FACE.

I JUST SEE GOD ACTING IN

EVERY SITUATION.

Reporter: IT IS A

FRIGHTENING THING FOR

PARENTS TO SEE THEIR KIDS

WANDER AWAY FROM THEIR

CHILDHOOD FAITH.

BUT SOMETIMES IT IS

IMPORTANT SO THEY DON'T JUST

HAVE A SECONDHAND FAITH, AND

SO THEY KNOW GOD FIRSTHAND.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

REPORTING FROM ALLEN,

TEXAS.

Mark: SOME CHRISTIANS

ARE TABIN TAKING A BOLD

STAND FOR THEIR FAITH BY

READING THE ENTIRE BIBLE OUT

LOUD ON THE SPEPS O STEPS

OF THE U.S. CAPITAL.

O LORD, OPEN MY LIPS AND

MY MOUTH SHALL SHOW FORTH

YOUR PRAISES.

WE START ON THE SUNDAY

PRIOR TO THE NATIONAL DAY OF

PRAYER.

FOR EVERY PIECE OF THE

FOREST IS MINE, AND THE

CATTLE ON A THOUSAND HILLS.

AND FOR 90 CONSECUTIVE

HOURS WE READ THROUGH THE

ENTIRE BIBLE.

IT IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE THE

WORD OF GOD IS IMPORTANT.

IT IS A FOUNDATION OF OUR

BELIEF, AND IT IS THE

FOUNDATION OF ALL OF THE

LAWS THAT THIS COUNTRY HOLDS

SO DEAR.

THERE IS NONE WHO DOES

GOOD, NO, NOT ONE.

I THINK IT IS PRETTY

AWESOME.

I'M NOT NECESSARILY A

RELIGIOUS PERSON, BUT I AM A

SPIRITUAL PERSONMENT I THINK

IT IS AMAZING THEY'RE OUT

HERE AND WILLING TO DO

THIS.

HEAR MY PRAYER, O GOD,

AND GIVE IT TO THE WORDS OF

MY MOUTH.

I HAVE A DAUGHTER WHO IS

ALMOST FOUR, AND I'VE BEEN

THINKING ABOUT RETURNING TO

CHURCH FOR HER.

I GREW UP CHRISTIAN.

I DEFINITELY WOULD PICK UP A

BIBLE AND START TO READ

AGAIN BECAUSE OF THIS.

WE FEEL LIKE WE'RE

NEHEMIAH.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO READ

IT PUBLICLY.

THE RAIN IS COMING DOWN, OUR

GLASSES ARE FOGGED UP, AND

WE'RE PEELING THE PAGES BACK

AND TRYING TO HOLD THEM

DOWN, BUT WE KEEP READING.

GIVE EAR TO MY PRAYER, O

GOD.

Mark: GIVES YOU

CHILLS.

Wendy: I HOPE SHE HAS

SOME HELP.

I'M SURE THEY'RE TAKING

TURNS.

Mark: DEFINITELY.

IT'S HAVING AN IMPACT.

Wendy: THAT'S ALL FOR

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