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Christian World News: May 3, 2013

On Christian World News, May 3: Militants turn Nigeria into Christian killing field, Extremism blamed for religious minority persecution, and more. Read Transcript


THE ROUTES THEY'RE TAKING

IS DANGEROUS.

IT IS AGAINST AMERICAN

INTERESTS, AND IT'S NOT

POSITIVE.

IT IS NOT SENSIBLE.

THE ULTIMATE AIM OF THIS

EXTREMISM IS NOT JUST TO

WIPE OUT CHRISTIANS.

Reporter: FOR YEARS

ISLAMIC MILITANTS LIMITED

THEIR ATTACKS ON CHRISTIANS

TO THE 12 NORTHERN NIGERIA

STATES, WHERE SHARI'A LAW IS

IN STATES.

NOW THEY'RE PRESSING INTO

CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN STATES,

WHERE CHRISTIANS ARE IN THE

MAJORITY.

WORLD MAGAZINE REPORTER

MINDY BELL SAYS THE PATTERN

IS ALL TOO FAMILIAR.

WE'VE SEEN IT HAPPEN IN

SUDAN, AND MALI, AND PARTS

OF THE MIDDLE EAST.

WHEN THAT HAPPENS WHAT IS

GROWING UP IN THERE IS THE

SEEDS OF TERRORISM THAT IS

TARGETING THE WEST.

Reporter: WHAT IS THE

SOLUTION TO STOP THE ATTACKS

AGAINST CHRISTIANS AND

OTHERS.

THE NIGERIA PRESIDENT HAS

PROPOSED A POSSIBLE AMNESTY

FOR BOKO HARAM'S

TERRORISTS.

AND MARK LIPTO SAYS AMNESTY

WOULD BE A MISTAKE.

IT GOES TO SAY THAT A

GOVERNMENT MUST HAVE TO

SUCCUMB TO THE PRESSURE OF

TERROR.

AND THEN WE SEE THAT IT WILL

GO INTO REWARD THE

PERPETRATOR TO CONTINUE TO

CARRY OUT HIS CARNAGE.

THAT IS WRONG.

THE PROBLEM HAS GONE

BEYOND MY JURY ROOM.

IT HAS ITS ROOTS IN LIBYA.

EVEN IF THE MAJORITY IS

WELL-CONTAINED, AND THE

BORDERS ARE NOT SECURE, YOU

HAVE NOT SOLVED THE

PROBLEM.

Reporter: LIPT LIPTO

SUGGESTS CHRISTIANS UNITED

IN PRAYER CAN SOLVE THE

PROBLEM.

THE VOICELESS ARE NOT

BEING REPRESENTED.

BUT IF WE LOOK TO THE PERSON

CHRIST AND AVOID ALL THESE

DIFFERENCES AND COME

TOGETHER, WE WILL BE ABLE TO

GIVE A VOICE TO THE

VOICELESS.

AND THAT IS WHAT WE'RE

CALLED TO DO.

Reporter: GARY LANE,

CBN NEWS.

George: THE RIGHTS OF

RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM IS

LARGELY TO BLAME FOR AN

INCREASE IN PERSECUTION OF

RELIGIOUS MINORITIES AROUND

THE WORLD.

THAT'S THE CONCLUSION BY THE

U.S. GOVERNMENT PANEL.

THE U.S. COMMISSION ON

INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM, WHICH ADVISES THE

U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT,

RELEASED ITS ANNUAL REPORT

THIS WEEK.

THE REPORT SAYS EXTREMISTS

TARGET RELIGIOUS MINORITIES

FOR VIOLENCE, INCLUDING

PHYSICAL ASSAULTS AND EVEN

MURDER.

GOVERNMENTS THAT FAIL TO

PROTECT THEM OR TAKE PART IN

PERSECUTION, CONTRIBUTES TO

THE PROBLEM.

ESPECIALLY IN COUNTRIES

WHERE IT IS FORBIDDEN TO

CHANGE FAITH.

JOINING US NOW IS KNOX TENT,

AND KNOX, WHO ARE THESE

RELIGIOUS EXTREMISTS, AND

WHO ARE THEIR VICTIMS.

IT IS A TREND WE SEE

AFFECTING THE GLOBE, BURMA,

PAKISTAN, NIGERIA, AND EAST

AFRICA.

THEY ARE MOTIVATED BY AN

EXTREMELY RELIGIOUS IDEOLOGY

THAT ATTACK THE RELIGIOUS

OTHER.

EVEN THOSE IN THEIR OWN

FAITH GROUP OR ADHERE TO

ANOTHER RELIGION.

George: AND THIS IS

ESPECIALLY HAPPENING IN THE

SO-CALLED ARAB SPRING

COUNTRIES, LIKE EGYPT,

SYRIA, AND LIBYA.

WHAT DOES THE COMMISSION

RECOMMEND THAT THE

GOVERNMENT DO TO PROTECT THE

RELIGIOUS MINORITIES THERE?

THIS IS ONE OF THE

BIGGEST CHALLENGES FACING

THE UNITED STATES IN OUR

DIPLOMACY INTERNATIONALLY.

WE HAVE RECOMMENDED THAT THE

UNITED STATES DESIGNATE 15

COUNTRIES AS THE WORST

VIOLATORS OF RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM, INCLUDING EGYPT.

IN THE CONTEXT OF EGYPT, IT

IS BECAUSE OF GOVERNMENT

ACTION AND INACTION.

THE GOVERNMENT PERSECUTING

PEOPLE UNDER BLASPHEMY-LIKE

LAWS, BUT ALSO ALLOWING

STREET GANGS TO ATTACK

RELIGIOUS MINORITIES, LIKE

THE COPTIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH,

WITH IMPUNITY.

IT IS TIME FOR OUR

GOVERNMENT TO LET CAIRO KNOW

WE WANT TO SEE THOSE

VIOLATIONS END.

George: AND YOU

MENTIONED BLASPHEMY LAWS.

RIGHT NOW THERE IS A

CHRISTIAN MOTHER OF THREE

WHO IS IN JAIL OF PAKISTAN,

CONVICTED OF BLASPHEMYING

THE MUSLIM MOHAMMED.

HOW COMMON ARE THESE CASES

AROUND THE WORLD?

TRAGICALLY, THEY'RE

INCREASINGLY COMMON.

PAKISTAN IS THE WORST

SITUATION FOR BLASPHEMY

LAWS.

IN OUR REPORT, WE IDENTIFIED

16 INDIVIDUALS IN PAKISTAN

WHO ARE ON DEATH ROW FOR

ALLEGEDLY BLASFEMOUS

STATEMENTS.

AND THEY'RE NOT ALL

CHRISTIANS.

THERE ARE ALWAYS MUSLIMS.

WE'VE SEEN INCREASING CASES

IN EGYPT, AND OTHER PLACES,

LIKE INDIA AND GREECE.

IT IS A CHALLENGE TO FREEDOM

OF THOUGHT, FREEDOM OF

RELIGION.

WHEN YOU HAVE GOVERNMENT

DECIDING WHAT IS OR ISN'T

TRUE, AND WHAT IS OR ISN'T

OFFENSIVE.

George: THE REPORT

MENTIONS AUTHTARIAN

GOVERNMENTS GOVERNMENTS

OPPRESSING PEOPLE.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE WORST

NATIONS?

CHINA WOULD BE ONE FOR

SURE.

THERE ARE WEAKER MUSLIMS,

AND TIBETAN BUDDHISTS, THE

CATHOLIC CHURCH -- IF YOU'RE

NOT WILLING TO PLAY BY THE

CHINESE GOVERNMENT RULES,

THEN YOU'RE GOING TO BE IN

FOR A WORLD OF HURT.

OTHER COUNTRIES, LIKE SAUDI

ARABIA, WHERE THE POLICY IS

FOR ONLY ONE FORM OF ISLAM,

AND ALL OTHERS FACE

GOVERNMENT REPRESSION, AND

THEY MUST PRACTICE THEIR

FAITH UNDERGROUND.

AND ALSO IN RUSSIA.

WE'VE SEEN INCREASING TOTAL

ARISM THERE.

George: HAVE YOU SEEN

ANY IMPROVEMENTS IN ANY

COUNTRIES WHEN IT COMES TO

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ISSUES?

THERE ARE BRIGHT SPOTS

HERE AND THERE AROUND THE

WORLD, BUT, SADLY, THE

OVERALL TRAJECTORY IS A

DOWNWARD ONE.

THERE IS A ROLE OUR

GOVERNMENT CAN PLAY TO HELP

ADVOCATE FOR THIS

FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHT.

George: TERRIFIC.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR

INSIGHT AND COMING ON THE

BROADCAST THIS WEEK.

THANK YOU.

Wendy: AN

KOREAN-AMERICAN HAS BEEN

SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS OF

HARD LABOR IN PRISON.

KENNY BAE IS ACCUSED OF

COMMITTING HOSTILE ACTS

AGAINST THE STATE.

FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES SAY

BAE IS A DEVOUT CHRISTIAN.

HE FREQUENTLY TRAVELLED TO

NORTH KOREA TO FEED

ORPHANS.

HE IS THE SIXTH AMERICAN

DETAINED SINCE 2009.

George: UP NEXT IN

AMERICA, AN ABORTIONIST ON

TRIAL FOR MURDER.

SEE WHY PROSECUTORS CALLED

HIS CLINIC A HOUSE OF

HORRORS.

George: WELCOME BACK

BACK TO THE SHOW.

HERE IN AMERICA, WITNESSES

IN A SHOCKING TRIAL

TESTIFIED TO GRUESOME

PRACTICES AT A PENNSYLVANIA

ABORTION CLINIC.

FORMER CLINIC WORKERS TOLD

THE COURT THAT DR. KERMIT

GOSNELL AND HIS STAFF KILLED

BABIES THAT HAD BEEN BORN

ALIVE.

Wendy: DESPITE THE

HORRIFIC NATURE OF THE

TRIAL, IT DIDN'T GET MUCH

COVERAGE FROM THE MAJOR

MEDIA.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THE STORY

FROM PHILADELPHIA.

Reporter: IT MAY BE ALL

SMILES FOR THESE TEENS

DANCING IN DOWNTOWN

PHILADELPHIA, BUT JUST STEPS

AWAY, IN THIS COURTHOUSE,

THE TRIAL OF 72-YEAR-OLD

LATE-TERM ABORTION DOCTOR,

KERMIT GOSNELL, HAS DRIVEN

MANY TO ANGER AND TEARS.

IT IS REALLY THE FIRST

TIME THAT AN

AFRICAN-AMERICAN ABORTIONIST

IN AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN

NEIGHBORHOOD WAS PREYING ON

HHIS OWN PEOPLE FOR

PROFIT.

Reporter: GOSNELL FACES

THE DEATH PENALTY, ONE IN

THE DEATH OF A 41-YEAR-OLD

WOMAN WHO OVERDOSED WHILE IN

HIS CARE.

THE OTHERS FOR KILLING

BABIES BY CUTTING THEIR

SPINES WITH SCISSORS AFTER

THEY REPORTEDLY HAD BEEN

BORN ALIVE.

PAST PATIENTS DESCRIBE HIS

NOW SHUTTERED ABORTION

CLINIC AS A HOUSE OF

HORRORS.

I REMEMBER JUST WALKING

THROUGH AND LOOKING AND

SEEING SOME WOMEN THAT

LOOKED HALF DEAD.

Reporter: IN REVIEWING

THE CASE, GRAND JURY MEMBERS

SAID IT WAS A FAILURE TO

REPORT AND ENFORCE BROKEN

VIOLATIONS THAT LED TO THE

CLINIC'S DEPLORABLE

CONDITIONS, INCLUDING

BLOOD-STAINED FURNITURE AND

WALLS, UNSTERILIZED MEDICAL

EQUIPMENT THAT SPREAD

VENEREAL DISEASES, AND FETAL

REMAINS STORED IN PAPER BAGS

AND PLASTIC JUGS.

WE ARE LOOKING AT A

KILLING FIELD OF HUMAN

BEINGS BECAUSE ONE PERSON --

AND A LOT OF PEOPLE --

DIDN'T HAVE THE COURAGE TO

GO AHEAD AND FOLLOWUP AND

MAKE SURE THERE WERE SAFE

CONDITIONS.

Reporter: OTHERS BLAME

PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR TOM

RIDGE, A PRO-CHOICE

REPUBLICAN, FOR ENDING

CLINIC INSPECTIONS IN THE

'90s.

UNLESS YOU'RE A PRO-LIFE

GOVERNOR, YOU PROBABLY

AREN'T GOING TO HAVE THE

BACKBONE AND COURAGE TO

ENFORCE THE REGULATIONS PUT

ON THE BOOKS.

Reporter: SHE AND

OTHERS DON'T LIMIT THE BLAME

TO STATE AUTHORITIES.

CRITICS POINT OUT THE MEDIA

HAVE DROPPED THE BALL AS

WELL.

I'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR

25 YEARS, AND I DON'T

REGULAR ANY BIG-LEAGUE

MEDIA, MAINSTREAM MEDIA,

BEING SHAMED INTO DOING A

STORY.

Reporter: HARDLY ANY

MAJOR NEWS OUTLETS COVERED

THE CASE, BUT THEN A LIBERAL

COMMENTATOR RAILED AGAINST

REPORTERS FOR ORIGINALLY

FAILING TO COVER GOSNELL'S

TRIAL.

J.D. MALANE WRITES FOR THE

BUCKS COUNTY TIMES, AND HAS

BEEN DESCRIBED AS THE LONE

REPORTER FOR THE TRIAL SINCE

THE BEGINNING.

HE BELIEVES THE CASE AND THE

GRAND JURY'S REPORT HAS THE

POTENTIAL TO RESHAPE THE

NATIONAL DEBATE OVER

ABORTION.

CBN NEWS FIRST REPORTED ON

THE GRAND JURY'S FINDINGS

BACK IN FEBRUARY 2011.

I'M CONVINCED THAT IF

ONLY HALF OF WHAT IS IN THAT

REPORT WERE KNOWN TO THE

AMERICAN PUBLIC, GIVEN

COVERAGE BY, YOU KNOW, THE

MAINSTREAM MEDIA, ESPECIALLY

THE TV NETWORKS, ROE VS.

WADE AND THE UNFETTERED

RIGHT TO AN ABORTION WOULD

BE AS VIGOROUSLY DEBATED IN

AMERICA AS THE SECOND

AMENDMENT IS AFTER THE SANDY

HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

MASSACRE.

I'M CONVINCED OF IT.

IT IS THAT BAD.

Reporter: BUT NOT BAD

ENOUGH FOR THE WHITE HOUSE

TO WEIGH IN.

WHEN ASKED ABOUT PRESIDENT

OBAMA'S OPINION EARLIER THIS

WEEK, PRESS SECRETARY JAY

CARNEY SAYS THE PRESIDENT IS

AWARE OF THE CASE AND CANNOT

TAKE A POSITION ON AN

ONGOING TRIAL.

Wendy: AND COMING UP,

MILLIONS OF INDIANS LIVE A

LIFETIME IN POVERTY.

YOU'LL MEET ONE WOMAN WHO

ROSE FROM THE TRASH HEAP,

AND THE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

THAT HELPED HER.

Wendy: IN RECENT

MONTHS, INDIA'S WOMEN HAVE

BEEN RISING UP TO PROTEST

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND

DEGRADATION THEY FACE ON A

DAILY BASIS.

THEY SAY INDIA SOCIETY NEEDS

TO CULTIVATE A NEW ATTITUDE

OF RESPECT TOWARDS WOMEN.

George: FOR YEARS,

CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES HAVE

BEEN WORKING TO HELP INDIAN

WOMAN OVERCOME THE ODDS.

I MET AN INDIAN WOMAN WHO

OVERCAME TERRIBLE POVERTY

AND ABUSE, AND ALSO FORGAVE

THOSE WHO PUT HER IN HARM'S

WAY.

IT HAS BEEN SAID THE MOST

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE ARE THOSE

WHO HAVE KNOWN DEFEAT,

STRUGGLE, AND HAVE FOUND

THEIR WAY OUT OF THE

DEPTHS.

RACHJA IS ONE OF THEM.

I'VE HAD A DIFFICULT LIFE

DURING MY CHILDHOOD, AND

EXPERIENCED MORE HORRIBLE

THINGS THAN MOST PEOPLE MY

AGE.

George: AT A YOUNG AGE,

SHE WAS FORCED BY HER

PARENTS TO JOIN THE RANKS OF

INDIA'S SO-CALLED RAG

PICKERS.

THEY RUMMAGE THROUGH FILTHY

GARBAGE HEAPS IN THE CITY OF

INDIA, LOOKING FOR ANYTHING

THAT COULD BE RECYCLED AND

SOLD, PLASTIC, BOTTLES,

METAL PARTS, ROTTEN AND

DISCARDED FOOD.

MY DAY STARTED AT 4:00 OR

5:00 AND THE MORNING, AND I

PICKED TRASH FOR 10 TO 12

HOURS.

George: ON A GOOD DAY,

SHE WOULD EARN ABOUT $2.

AND THAT WAS A GOOD DAY.

HERE ON THE STREETS, WHERE

DOGS WERE HER ONLY

COMPANION, AND MILLIONS OF

SQWIRMING MAGGOTS, LIES AND

CROWS ARE CONSTANT

DISTRACTION.

SHE WOULD KEEP WITH OTHERS

FOR A FEW SCRAPS.

WHEN I GOT OLDER, MY

MOTHER SAID I WASN'T

BRINGING IN ENOUGH MONEY

WITH THE TRASH, AND SO I WAS

FORCED TO SLEEP WITH MEN.

I BECAME A PROSTITUTE.

George: SHE DESCRIBES

THE RAGE SHE FELT TOWARDS

HER PARENTS.

I THOUGHT OF RUNNING

AWAY.

I DIDN'T TRUST MY PARENTS.

HOW COULD THEY DO SUCH A

THING TO ME.

I WAS ANGRY.

I WANTED TO KILL THEM.

I WANTED SOMETHING TERRIBLE

TO HAPPEN TO THEM.

George: RUPA IS A DEL

DELAT.

THEY NAME THEM IMPURE, LESS

THAN HUMAN.

LIKE HER, MANY YOUNG GIRLS

END UP AS PROSTITUTES OR GET

CAUGHT IN A WEB OF HUMAN

TRAFFICKING.

WHEN I THINK ABOUT IT, I

BEGIN TO CRY.

George: BUT THAT IS THE

PAST.

TONIGHT IS GRADUATION NIGHT,

AND RUPA IS ALL SMILES.

I CANNOT EVEN BEGIN TO

EXPLAIN TO YOU WHAT GOD HAS

DONE IN MY LIFE.

George: SHE HAS GOD AND

JEVA LYNNE TO THANK FOR HER

TRANSFORMATION.

WE REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO

THIS NIGHT BECAUSE WE SEE

OUR WOMEN BEING LIBERATED,

BEING EMANCIPATED.

George: JEVA RUNS A

CHRISTIAN MINISTRY THAT

TAKES IN, REHABILITATES, AND

EMPOWERS SCORES OF YOUNG

WOMEN AT RISK.

ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO, RUPA

CAME TO THE CENTER LOOKING

FOR HELP.

HERE SHE GOT COUNSELLING,

LEARNED HOW TO SPEAK

ENGLISH, TOOK SEWING AND

COMPUTER CLASSES AND

EVENTUALLY HAD HER DIGNITY

RESTORED.

AND SHE MEANT DOZENS OF

OTHER WOMEN LIKE HERSELF.

WHAT I WOULD PERSONALLY

COMMUNICATE TO THEM IS I

WOULD NEVER, EVER GIVE UP ON

ANY ONE OF THOSE WOMEN.

NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES

THEY FALL BECAUSE I KNOW IT

IS A STRUGGLE FOR THEM.

George: TODAY THE

CENTER IS JUST ONE OF A

HANDFUL OF CHRISTIAN

MINISTRIES OPERATING HERE IN

INDIA, TRYING DESPERATELY TO

RESCUE THOUSANDS OF DALOT

WOMEN FROM HUMAN TRAFFICKING

AND SEXUAL BONDAGE.

FOR MANY OF THESE WOMEN,

SUCH MINISTRIES ARE A LIFE

LIGHT TO A BETTER FUTURE.

SHE SAYS IT IS AT THE CENTER

THAT SHE DISCOVERED THE

WORST IN GOD'S EYES.

I CAME FROM A HINDU

BACKGROUND.

THEN I STARTED READING THE

BIBLE AND THEN UNDERSTOOD

WHAT FREEDOM REALLY MEANS

AND HOW MUCH I REALLY MEAN

TO GOD.

George: SHE SAYS IT IS

THE BIBLE'S VIEW THAT BRINGS

LASTING TRANSFORMATION.

THEY CAN'T BELIEVE IT

BECAUSE ALL THESE YEARS THEY

HAVE BEEN TOLD THEY'RE LOWER

THAN ANIMALS, AND HERE WE

ARE TELLING THEM THEY ARE

CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF

GOD.

AND THAT JUST HITS THEM.

THAT JUST BLOWS THEM AWAY.

George: ON A RECENT

FRIDAY EVENING, RUPA JOINED

105 WOMEN ON STAGE FOR A

GRADUATION CEREMONY HONORING

THEIR COMPLETION OF AN

18-MONTH COURSE, AND SITTING

IN THE AUDIENCE THAT NIGHT

WERE RUPA'S MOTHER AND

FATHER.

THEY TOLD CBN NEWS THIS WAS

THE PROUDEST MOMENT OF THEIR

LIVES.

THE CENTER HAS DONE A

GREAT JOB.

MY DAUGHTER IS A DIFFERENT

PERSON.

I FEEL BAD FOR THE THINGS

WE DID TO HER, BUT NOW I

WANT HER TO STUDY WELL AND

HAVE A GOOD FUTURE.

George: AND PERHAPS IT

IS THIS IMAGE OF RUPA

HOLDING HER FATHER'S HAND

THAT SPEAKS VOLUMES OF ONE

LIFE TRANSFORMED BY THE

POWER OF THE GOSPEL.

SHE TOLD CBN NEWS LATER SHE

HAS FORGIVEN HER PARENTS FOR

FORCING HER INTO

PROSTITUTION.

EVERY NIGHT BEFORE I GO

TO BED, I THANK GOD FOR THIS

CENTER.

I THANK GOD FOR RESCUING ME

FROM MY PAST.

George: THESE DAYS SHE

WORKS IN A LARGE DEPARTMENT

STORE, LOCATED ON THE SAME

STREET WHERE SHE PICKED

TRASH.

THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO

TOOK CARE OF ME AND SHOWED

LOVE TO ME.

I WANT TO DO THE SAME FOR

OTHERS.

THAT WILL MAKE ME HAPPY.

Wendy: OH, MY GOODNESS,

WOW!

George: AND TO THINK

THESE ARE PEOPLE CALLED THE

UNTOUCHABLES, THE LOWEST OF

THE LOWEST.

AND WHEN THE GOSPEL OF JESUS

CHRIST COMES AND TOUCHES

THEM, THE EMPOWERMENT, THE

WORTH THAT THEY RECEIVE BY

BELIEVING THERE IS THIS MAN,

THIS GOD, THAT LOVES ME,

BEYOND ANYTHING ELSE.

AND I'M NO LONGER AN ANIMAL,

BUT I'M SOMETHING WORTHY IN

THE EYES OF GOD.

Wendy: A POWERFUL

STORY.

George: PRAISE GOD.

Wendy: WE'LL BE RIGHT

BACK.

George: WELL, THIS WEEK

MARKED THE 62nd ANNUAL

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER HERE

IN AMERICA.

Wendy: THAT'S RIGHT.

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS FROM

COAST TO COAST PARTICIPATED,

BUT THE MAIN EVENT TOOK

PLACE IN THE HALLS OF THE

UNITED STATES CAPITOL.

AND FORGIVE US, MIGHTY

GOD.

Reporter: FROM NEAR AND

FAR.

WE FLEW IN FROM L.A.X.

AIRPORT IN LOS ANGELES.

I'M FROM A CALGARY

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, A SMALL

SCHOOL IN NEW JERSEY.

Reporter: PEOPLE PACKED

INTO THE U.S. CAPITOL IN

WASHINGTON TO PRAY FOR

AMERICA.

THE MOTO FOR THIS YEAR'S

ANNUAL OBSERVANCE.

* YOU ARE HOLY

* HOLY

Reporter: IT STARTED 62

YEARS AGO HERE IN THE

STATES, AND ORGANIZERS SAY

IT HAS NOW GROWN TO INCLUDE

MORE THAN 42,000 PRAYER

GATHERINGS ACROSS THE

COUNTRY.

IN THIS CROWD, SOME FAMILIAR

FACES, LIKE VINETTE BRIGHT,

JAMES AND SHIRLEY DOBSON,

AND THE LEGENDARY PAT

BOONE.

TOGETHER THEY PRAYED FOR

REPENTANCE, BLESSING, AND

FOUR OUR LEADERS IN THE

MILITARY AND EXECUTIVE

BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT.

ALL OF WHICH WERE

REPRESENTED.

BARRY BLACK, CHAPLAIN IN THE

SENATE, URGED PEOPLE TO STOP

PRAYING FOR JUST THEMSELVES,

AND TO START PRAYING FOR

THEIR LEADERS, EVEN IF THEY

DISAGREE WITH THEIR POL

POLITICS.

PRAY FOR ALL PEOPLE

BECAUSE OUR BLESSED LORD

DESIRES ALL MEN AND WOMEN TO

BE SAVED.

Reporter: MANY VOICED

CONCERNS ABOUT A CULTURE

SLIPPING FURTHER AWAY FROM

ITS CHRISTIAN ROOTS.

A TOPIC BY GREG LAURIE,

PASTOR OF A MINISTRY.

SO IS YOUR POWER TO SAVE

US.

THAT'S WHAT WE NEED TO PRAY,

LORD, DO IT AGAIN.

Reporter: BUT GAY

RIGHTS ACTIVISTS DENOUNCED

HIM, CITING HIS "BLATENT

L.E.T. MESSAGE."

BUT SUPPORTERS SAY LAURIE IS

ONLY GUILTY OF PREACHING THE

BIBLE.

THE PEOPLE SAY THEY HAVE

HOPE BECAUSE OF PRAYER.

AND THEY'RE COMING BACK

TOGETHER TO PRAY AGAIN THIS

TIME NEXT YEAR.

JOHN JESSUP, CBN NEWS,

CAPITOL HILL.

George: A WAVE OF

PRAYER GOING AROUND THE

WORLD.

Wendy: A GREAT WAY TO

END THE SHOW.

George: SURE IT IS.

FOLKS, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

JOINING US THIS WEEK.

Wendy: UNTIL NEXT WEEK,

FROM ALL OF US HERE AT

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS, GOD

BLESS YOU AND WE'LL SEE YOU

NEXT TIME.

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