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CBN NewsWatch: May 6, 2013

On Newswatch, May 6: Israelis calm despite heightened Syria tensions, House task force takes aim at over-criminalization, and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," ISRAELI AIR

STRIKES IN SYRIA.

WILL THERE BE RETALIATION

AGAINST THE JEWISH STATE FOR

THE ATTACKS?

Wendy: AS THE

ADMINISTRATION CALLS FOR

STRICTER GUN CONTROL LAWS,

WE'LL LIKE AT HOW THE NRA IS

MOVING FORWARD.

Mark: AND HOW ONE INDIA

MINISTRY IS WORKING TO HELP

WOMEN MOVE FROM THE LIFE OF

GARBAGE PICKING AND

PROSTITUTION TO A LIFE OF

HOPE.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

TENSIONS ARE HIGH IN THE

MIDDLE EAST AFTER SYRIA

THREATENED TO RETALIATE

AGAINST ISRAEL FOR AIR

STRIKES INSIDE SYRIA.

Mark: ISRAEL SAYS IT

TARGETED WEAPONS THAT WERE

HEADED FOR HEZBOLLAH.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS TONIGHT'S

TOP STORY.

Reporter: SYRIA'S

FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS THE

ALLEGED STRIKES NEAR

DAMASCUS ARE A DECLARATION

OF WAR.

ISRAEL REPORTEDLY CARRIED

OUT TWO AERIAL STRIKES IN 48

HOURS TO DESTROY WHAT WERE

DESCRIBED AS GAME-CHANGING

WEAPONS, THAT INCLUDES

ADVANCED FATAH 110 MISSILES

WITH A RANGE OF 180 MILES.

IRAN WAS SHIPPING THEM

THROUGH SYRIA TO HEZBOLLAH

IN LEBANON.

THE ATTACKS HIGHLIGHTED

GROWING IRANIAN INVOLVEMENT

IN SYRIA AND THE REGION.

THE FEAR IS ANY RETALIATION

WILL BE DECIDED IN TEHRAN,

RATHER THAN IN DAMASCUS, BY

THE ASSAD REGIME.

SYRIA CANNOT RETALIATE

WITHOUT APPROVAL OF IRAN,

AND ALSO HEZBOLLAH.

ONLY IRAN CAN APPROVE IT

BECAUSE IRAN IS THE GREAT

SUPPORTER, SENDING THE

WEAPONS.

Reporter: ISRAEL MOVED

IRON DOME ANTIMISSILE

BATTERIES TO PROTECT THEM.

OFFICIALLY THE ISRAELI

GOVERNMENT HAS NEITHER

CONFIRMED NOR DENIED THE AIR

STRIKES.

ISRAELI TOURISM MINISTER

SAYS IT WAS ISRAEL'S POLICY

NOT TO ALLOW A CERTAIN KIND

OF WEAPON TO REACH THE HANDS

OF TERRORISTS.

AND BEYOND THAT, MANY

QUESTION HOW THE U.S. SHOULD

RESPOND.

THE WHOLE SITUATION IS

BECOMING MORE AND MORE

EXPANSIVE, AND,

UNFORTUNATELY, THE RED LINE

THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE

UNITED STATES HAD WRITTEN,

WAS APPARENTLY WRITTEN IN

DISAPPEARING INK.

I THINK THE PRESIDENT

SHOULD MAKE IT CLEAR WHAT WE

WILL DO, AND HE ALREADY DID

THAT WITH HIS BRIGHT RED

LINE, WHICH HE HADN'T

FOLLOWED THROUGH ON.

CLEARLY HIS INDECISIVE

DESTABILIZED AND PROBABLY

BROUGHT ISRAEL INTO THIS.

Reporter: FOR NOW, THE

BLOODY CIVIL WAR IN SYRIA IS

INCREASING.

BUT AFTER THE WEEKEND

ATTACKS, IT IS CLEAR THAT

ISRAEL IS READY TO ACT IF IT

FEARS ITS SECURITY IS

THREATENED.

Mark: THE UNITED

NATIONS SAYS SYRIAN REBELS

HAVE USED CHEMICAL WEEPS IN

WEAPONS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST

THE ASSA ASSAD REGIME.

THEY FOUND EVIDENCE THE FREE

SYRIAN ARMY USED SARIN.

IT IS A CLAIM THE REBEL

FORCES ARE DENYING.

ONE HEAD OF THE F.S.A. CALLS

THE ALLEGATIONS A HUGE

INJUSTICE.

Wendy: AND FOR MORE ON

SYRIA, WE'RE JOINED BY

DANIELLE FLETCA, AND SHE IS

FROM THE AMERICAN ENTERPRISE

INSTITUTE.

DO YOU THINK REBEL FORCES

USED CHEMICAL WEAPONS, AND

IF SO, WOULD THAT BE A

GAME-CHANGER IN SYRIA?

I DON'T THINK THERE IS

ANY EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER THAT

REBEL FORCES HAVE USED

CHEMICAL WEAPONS IN SYRIA.

WE HAVE HAD TWO STATEMENTS

OUT OF THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION TODAY, ONE

FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT,

AND ONE FROM THE DEPARTMENT

OF DEFENSE, SAYING THAT THEY

BELIEVE THOSE CHEMICAL

WEAPONS WERE USED BY REGIME

ELEMENTS.

I AM FULLY CONFIDENT THEY

WERE USED BY THE REGIME.

Wendy: OVER THE

WEEKEND, WE SAW THE SIGHTS

AND SOUNDS OF THE ISRAELI

AIR STRIKE.

HOW IS THE AIR STRIKE GOING

TO IMPACT THE WAR NOW?

WELL, THAT'S A GOOD

QUESTION.

THEORETICALLY, THERE ARE

FOLKS WHO WILL SUGGEST IT

WON'T IMPACT THE WAR.

THAT THIS WAS AN ISRAELI AIR

STRIKE ON HEZBOLLAH'S

WEAPONS TRANSFERS.

AND THAT WAS AN ISRAELI

QUESTION, AND IT WASN'T

ABOUT THE DYNAMICS

DOMESTICALLY INSIDE SYRIA.

ON THE OTHER HAND, IT DOES

PUT A LOT OF PRESSURE ON THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, WHICH

HAS SUGGESTED IT WOULD BE

TOO DIFFICULTY FOR US TO

INTERVENE, THAT SYRIAN AIR

DEFENCES ARE TOO FIS

SOPHISTICATED FOR US TO TAKE

ANY KIND OF AN ATTACK.

AND THEN THE ANSWER IS, WOW,

THEN WHY DID THE ISRAELIS GO

IN.

Wendy: DO YOU THINK

THAT THE U.S. SHOULD STEP UP

AND BE MORE ACTIVELY

INVOLVED, AS ISRAEL JUST

DID?

I THINK THERE ARE TWO

QUESTIONS IN TERMS OF U.S.

INVOLVEMENT: THE FIRST IS

THE CREDIBILITY OF THE

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES.

THE COIN OF OUR REALM IS NOT

SOMETHING WE SHOULD USE

CHEAPLY.

AND WHEN THE PRESIDENT OF

THE UNITED STATES, WHETHER

IT IS A MAN OR WOMAN, A

REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT, OR

ANYTHING ELSE, SAYS

SOMETHING IS A RED LINE, AND

THEN WE CHOOSE TO ACT AS IF

IT IS NOT A RED LINE, WE DO

DAMAGE OUR OWN CREDIBILITY.

WHAT IT MEANS IS ANY OTHER

THREATS THAT WEIG WE MAKE

OR WARNINGS WE GIVE,

PARAMETERS IN THE WORLD THAT

WE GIVE, ARE NOT GOING TO BE

TAKEN SERIOUSLY.

AND, NUMBER TWO, DO WE HAVE

A STRONG INTEREST?

I ARGUE WE HAVE A VERY

STRONG INTEREST.

Wendy: DANIELLE, THANK

YOU SO MUCH.

Mark: AT LEAST 15

PEOPLE WERE KILLED AS

PROTESTORS TOOK TO THE

STREETS OF BANGLADESH OVER

THE WEEKEND.

THE GOVERNMENT HAS STATED IT

WILL REMAIN SECULAR, BUT

ISLAMIC DEMONSTRATORS ARE

DEMANDING STRICT ISLAMIC

WAR.

WE SPOKE WITH KNOX TEMS AT

THE U.S. COMMISSION FOR

INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM ABOUT THE DANGER OF

THESE LAWS.

I THINK PAKISTAN IS THE

WORST SITUATION FOR

BLASPHEMY LAWS.

WE IDENTIFIED 15 INDIVIDUALS

ON DEATH ROW FOR ALLEGEDLY

BLASPHEMOUS STATEMENTS.

WE HAVE SEEN IT IN COUNTRIES

LIKE EGYPT, AND IN INDIA AND

GREECE.

SO 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

IS OR ISN'T OFFENSIVE.

Mark: YOU CAN SEE THE

FULL INTERVIEW WITH KNOX

TEMS AT CBNNEWS.COM.

Wendy: LEADERS OF THE

NRA SAY THE GUN LOBBY IS

READY FOR A LONG WAR.

THEY HELD THEIR ANNUAL

CONVENTION IN HOUSTON THIS

WEEKEND, AND EPHRAIM GRAHAM

BRINGS US HIS WRAP-UP.

Reporter: THE NRA AND

GUN CONTROL OPPONENTS WON

THE FIRST ROUND AGAINST THE

WHITE HOUSE, WITH THE DEFEAT

OF THE GUN CONTROL BILL IN

THE U.S. SENATE LAST MONTH.

THE SENATE VOTE LESS THAN

TWO WEEKS AGO IS SNIFFED.

Reporter: HOWEVER, NRA

LEADERS ARE TAKING IT ONE

STEP AT A TIME, NOT BECOMING

OVERLY OPTMISTIC.

WE MUST NEVER CONFUSE

WINNING A BATTLE WITH

WINNING THE WAR.

Reporter: AND

EXPLAINING WHY AMERICANS

SHOULD OWN A FIREARM.

GUNS SAVE LIVES.

GUNS PROTECT OUR MOTHERS,

OUR WIVES, OUR DAUGHTERS,

OUR CHILDREN.

Reporter: THE NRA

FOCUSED ITS CRITICISM AT

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S PUSH FOR

NEW GUN CONTROL LAWS.

OBAMA IS MEETING AND

PLOTTING WITH THE WHOS WHO

OF THE GUN BAN MOVEMENT.

Reporter: AND THEY

TARGETED MICHAEL BLOOMBERG'S

MORE THAN $10 MILLION

INVESTMENT TO HELP PREVENT

ILLEGAL GUNS FROM GETTING ON

THE STREETS.

WE WILL NEVER BE SCARED

OF A BILLIONAIRE.

Reporter: A FORMER

WHITE HOUSE AIDE RECOMMENDS

FOLLOWING THE NRA STRATEGY.

ORGANIZE, AS THE NRA

DOES, AND MAKE IT A VOTING

ISSUE.

Reporter: THE WHITE

HOUSE CONTINUES TO REFERENCE

THE INNOCENT CHILDREN OF

NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT, AND

THEY'RE GRIEVING PARENTS.

AND ALL I CAN REMEMBER IS

THAT AWFUL DAY.

Reporter: THAT STRATEGY

DID NOT WORK IN THE FIGHT

FOR BACKGROUND CHECKS IN THE

SENATE.

SO THIS WEEKEND VICTIMS OF

GUN VIOLENCE CONFRONTED NRA

MEMBERS AT THEIR OWN

CONVENTION, TO TRY TO FIND

COMMON GROUND.

IN THE MEANTIME, THE WHITE

HOUSE WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH

CONGRESS, AND THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION CONTINUES TO

LOOK INTO WHAT THE PRESIDENT

MIGHT BE ABLE TO DO ON HIS

OWN TO BYPASS CONGRESSIONAL

APPROVAL.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Mark: INVESTIGATORS ARE

TAKING A CLOSE LOOK AT THE

WIFE OF THE DEAD BOSTON

MARATHON BOMBING SPECT.

CATHERINE RUSSELL DENIES

HAVING ANY INVOLVEMENT, BUT

IMAGES OF AN AL-QAEDA

MAGAZINE WERE FOUND ON HER

COMPUTER.

AND THERE IS OUTRAGE BY THE

FAMILY OF TAMERLAN TSARNAEV

OVER THEM NOT BURYING HIM.

A DEAD PERSON NEEDS TO BE

BURIED.

THAT'S WHY RELIGION

REQUIRES, AND I GUESS THAT'S

WHAT MORALS REQUIRE.

Mark: SO FAR THE FAMILY

HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND A

CEMETERY THAT IS WILLING TO

TAKE THE BODY.

Wendy: CONGRESS IS

WORKING TO TRY TO MAKE BIG

CUTS IN THE FEDERAL CRIMINAL

CODE.

SOME LAWMAKERS SAY THE CODE

HAS BECOME SO BIG THAT EVERY

AMERICAN OVER AGE 18 HAS

BROKEN SOME LAW WITHOUT EVEN

KNOWING IT.

JOHN WAGGI EXPLAINS.

Reporter: THE HOUSE

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WILL

OVERSEE A NEW TASKFORCE

CALLED THE

OVERCRIMINALIZATION

TASKFORCE OF 2013.

SENSEOBRENNER HAS LONG BEEN

A CRITIC OF THE STATUES, AND

TENSETENSE OFTENS OF

THOUSANDS OF REGULATIONS.

VIRGINIA CONGRESSMAN BOBBY

SCOTT WILL BE THE RANKING

DEMOCRAT ON THE TASKFORCE.

THE PAST 20 OR 30 YEARS,

THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN

JAILS IN PRISON IN AMERICA

HAS GONE UP ALMOST 10-FOLD

BECAUSE EVERY TIME YOU TURN

AROUND, THERE ARE NEW LAWS.

Reporter: IN 2003,

FEDERAL AGENTS RAIDED AND

RANSACKED THE HOME OF TEXAS

RETIREE GEORGE NORRIS AND

HIS WIFE CATHY.

GEORGE SPENT A YEAR AND A

HALF IN FEDERAL PRISON,

CHARGED WITH SELLING WHAT

THE GOVERNMENT THOUGHT WERE

ENDANGERED OR KIDS.

HE ENDED UP BEING CONVICTED

ON A PAPERWORK VIOLATION,

BUT HE SUFFERED DECLINING

HEALTH, AND HAD TO SPEND

THEIR SAVINGS DENYING THE

CHARGES.

THE COUNTRY I GREW UP IN

WAS NOT LIKE THIS.

I LOST THE COUNTRY I LOVE.

AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO HELP

GET IT BACK.

Reporter: POLICY

ANALYST PAUL LARKIN IS A

FORMER DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

ATTORNEY, AND A FORMER

CRIMINAL ENFORCEMENT AGENT

AT THE E.P.A.

ONLY WHEN THE PUBLIC GETS

OUTRAGED ABOUT THIS WILL

SOMETHING HAPPEN.

ONLY THEN WILL YOU SEE

PROSECUTORS NOT PROSECUTE

THESE CASES.

Reporter: WITH THE

PARTISAN DIVIDE IN

WASHINGTON DEEPER THAN EVER,

THIS BIPARTISAN TASKFORCE

MAY ACTUALLY GET SOMEWHERE.

GROUPS AS DIVERSE AS THE

CONSERVATIVE FEDERAL

FOUNDATION, AND THE

LIBERTARIAN KATO INSTITUTE

ARE ALSO SUPPORTING REFORM

OF THE FEDERAL CRIMINAL

CODE.

AND THE TASKFORCE WILL NO

DOUBT HEAR MORE STORIES OF A

GOVERNMENT WIELDING TOO MUCH

PROSECUTING POWER AGAINST

ITS CITIZENS.

JOHN WAGGI, CBN NEWS.

Mark: COMING UP, A

SOUTH AFRICAN PREACHER COMES

TO THE U.S.

HEAR HIS MESSAGE TO 10,000

MEN.

Wendy: A KENTUCKY HIGH

SCHOOL SAYS PRAYER WILL NOT

BE A PART OF ITS GRADUATION

CEREMONY THIS YEAR.

THE BAN COMES AFTER SIX

GRADUATING SENIORS AT

LINCOLN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

OBJECTED TO THE PRAYER.

BUT SENIOR CLASS PRESIDENT

JONATHAN HARDWIC IS SPEAKING

OUT AGAINST THE BAN.

Mark: THOUSANDS OF MEN

PACKED A TENNESSEE ARENA

THIS WEEKEND FOR AN HISTORIC

MEETING.

IT WAS ANGUS BUCKINS FIRST

CONFERENCE.

HE TOLD THE MEN THEIR

STRUGGLES ARE NOT MUCH

DIFFERENT THAN WHAT THE MEN

HE PREACHES TO BACK AT HOME

FACE AND AROUND THE WORLD.

Reporter: THERE IS A

TANGIBLE EXCITEMENT INSIDE

THIS TENNESSEE SPORTS

ARENA.

OH, GEORGE, I'M LOOKING

FOR SOMETHING THAT IS JUST

MAGNIFICENT.

ALL DAY I'VE BEEN WAITING TO

COME HERE.

JUST TO SEE WHAT I'M GOING

TO GET.

I PRAY TO GET.

Reporter: WILL WADE IS

ONE OF 10,000 MEN WHO HAVE

UNITED TO PRAY, WORSHIP, AND

HEAR A WORD FROM ANGUS

BUCKIN, A SOUTH AFRICAN

CATTLE FARMER TERNED

EVANGELIST.

"FAITH LIKE POTATOES" AND

"ANGUS BUCKIN'S ORDINARY

PEOPLE" HAVE BEEN ABOUT

HIM.

MY MESSAGE IS HOT OFF THE

PRESS IS THAT WE'VE GOT TO

SPEAK THE TRUTH.

THY WORD IS TRUTH.

THIS IS MY AGRICULTURAL

MANUAL.

THIS IS THE BOOK THAT TELLS

YOU TO LOVE YOUR WIFE,

SUBMIT TO YOUR HUSBAND,

RESPECT YOUR ELDERS.

THIS IS THE BOOK THAT SAYS A

LAZY MAN DOESN'T DESERVE TO

EAT.

IT SAYS A FAIR DAY'S WORK

FOR A FAIR DAY'S PAY.

WHEN WE GET BACK TO THE

TRUTH, WE'LL HAVE REVIVAL.

Reporter: BUCKIN CALLED

HIS MASSIVE MEETINGS MIGHTY

MEN'S CONFERENCES.

THIS IS ANGUS BUCKIN'S FIRST

CONFERENCE IN THE U.S.

THE FIRST WAS BORN ON HIS

FARM IN SOUTH AFRICA WITH

JUST 40 MEN.

IT THEN DREW SOME 400,000

MEN.

[APPLAUSE]

[CHEERS]

Reporter: THE CRIES OF

MEN IN THIS ARENA ARE LOUD,

AND EACH HAVE A STRUGGLE HE

IS PRAYING TO OVERCOME.

I WOULD SAY THE PEER

PRESSURE OF MY PEERS, PEOPLE

AT SCHOOL DOING THINGS THEY

SHOULDN'T DO.

Reporter: BUT THE MEN

AREN'T THE ONLY FOCUS HERE

TONIGHT.

A LOT OF LADIES HAVE

GIVEN ME SHTICK.

AND THEY SAID, ARE YOU A

MALE CHAUVINIST?

AND I SAID NO, I CAN'T EVEN

SPELL THE WORD.

THEY ARE TO TEACH THE MEN TO

BE PROPHET, PRIEST, AND KING

IN HIS HEART.

PROPHET, LEAD THE WAY.

FROM THE FRONT, NOT FROM THE

BACK.

PRIEST TO LEAD HIS CHILDREN

AND HIS WIFE IN THE THINGS

OF GOD EVERY DAY.

AND KING, TO PUT THE BREAD

ON THE TABLE.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS, MURPHYS

MURPHYSBORRO, TENNESSEE.

Wendy: HOW ONE GROUP IS

WORKING TO HELP THE MILLIONS

OF INDIA WOMEN LIVING

POVERTY.

Mark: WELCOME BACK.

IN RECENT MONTHS, WOMEN IN

INDIA HAVE BEEN RISING UP TO

PROTEST THE SEXUAL VIOLENCE

AND HUMILIATION THEY FACE

EVERY DAY.

THEY WANT TOUGHER LAWS AND

SAY INDIAN SOCIETY NEEDS TO

CHANGE ITS ATTITUDE TOWARDS

WOMEN.

Wendy: FOR YEARS,

CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES HAVE

BEEN WORKING TO HELP INDIAN

WOMAN OVERCOME THE ODDS.

AND GEORGE THOMAS TELLS US

ABOUT A WOMAN WHO FOUGHT

AGAINST TERRIBLE POVERTY AND

ABUSE AND LEARNED TO

FORGIVE.

George: IT'S BEEN SAID

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

ARE THOSE WHO HAVE KNOWN

DEFEAT, KNOWN SUFFERING,

KNOWN STRUGGLE.

AND HAVE FOUND THEIR WAY OUT

OF THE DEPTHS.

ROBBA RAJA IS ONE OF THEM.

I'VE HAD A DIFFICULT LIFE

SINCE MY CHILDHOOD, AND

EXPERIENCED MORE HORRIBLE

THINGS THAN MOST PEOPLE MY

AGE.

George: AT A YOUNG AGE,

RUPA WAS FORCED BY HER

PARENTS TO JOIN THE RANKS OF

INDIA'S SO-CALLED RAG

PICKERS.

PICKERS.

THEY RUMMAGE THROUGH FILTHY

GARBAGE HEAPS IN THE

VILLAGES OF INDIA, LOOKING

FOR ANYTHING THAT CAN BE

RECYCLED OR SOLD.

MY DAY STARTED AT 4:00 OR

5:00 IN 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 MAG GOTS, FLIES,

RATS AND CROWS, ARE CONSTANT

DISTRACTIONS.

SHE WOULD COMPETE WITH OTHER

RAG PICKERS FOR A FEW

SCRAPS.

WHEN I WAS OLDER, MY

MOTHER SAID I WASN'T

BRINGING IN ENOUGH TRASH,

AND I NEEDED TO SLEEP WITH

MEN.

I BECAME A PROSTITUTE.

George: SHE DESCRIBES

THE RAGE SHE FELT FOR HER

PARENTS.

I FELT LIKE RUNNING

AWAY.

I DIDN'T TRUST MY PARENTS.

I WAS ANGRY.

I WANTED TO KILL THEM.

I WANTED SOMETHING TERRIBLE

TO HAPPEN TO THEM.

George: RUPA IS A

DALIT.

INDIAN SOCIETY LABELS DALITS

BOAST OF THE LOW.

IMPURE, LESS THAN HUMAN.

ALMOST ALL RAG PICKERS ARE

DALITS.

AND MANY 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.

THE RUPA OF OLD IS NOT

THE RUPA YOU SEE TODAY.

I CANNOT BEGIN TO EXPLAIN TO

YOU WHAT GOD HAS DONE IN MY

LIFE.

George: THEY HAS GOD

AND GINA TO THANK FOR HER

TRANSFORMATION.

WE REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO

THIS NIGHT BECAUSE WE SEE

OUR WOMEN BEING EMMANS

EMMANSPATED.

George: ALMOST TWO

YEARS RUPA CAME TO THIS

CENTER LOOKING FOR HELP.

HERE SHE GOT COUNSELLING,

LEARNED HOW TO SPEAK

ENGLISH, AND TOOK SEWING AND

COMPUTER CLASSES, AND

EVENTUALLY HAD HER DIGNITY

RESTORED.

AND SHE ALSO MET DOZENS OF

OTHER YOUNG WOMEN LIKE

HERSELF.

WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO

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 IS ONE OF A

HANDFUL OF CHRISTIAN

MINISTRIES OPERATING HERE IN

INDIA, TRYING DESPERATELY TO

RESCUE THOUSANDS OF DALIT

WOMEN FROM HUMAN TRAFFICKING

AND SEXUAL BONDAGE.

FOR MANY OF THESE VICTIMS,

SUCH MINISTRIES ARE A LIFE

LIGHT TO A BETTER FUTURE.

RUPA SAYS IT WAS AT THE

CENTRE SHE DISCOVERED AT

GREAT DELIGHT HER WORST IN

GOD'S EYES.

I CAME FROM A HINDU

BACKGROUND.

I STARTED READING THE BIBLE,

AND THEN UNDERSTOOD WHAT

FREEDOM REALLY MEANS AND

WHAT I MEAN TO GOD.

THEY CAN'T BELIEVE IT

BECAUSE ALL THESE YEARS

THEY'VE BEEN TOLD THAT THEY

ARE LOWER THAN ANIMALS, AND

HERE WE ARE TELLING THEM

THAT 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 AT TERIKA, AND

SITTING IN THE AUDIENCE THAT

NIGHT WAS RUPA'S MOTHER AND

FATHER.

THEY TOLD CBN NEWS THIS WAS

THE PROUDEST MOMENT OF THEIR

LIFE.

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 THE

CENTER.

I THANK GOT FOR RESCUING ME

FROM MEYER PAST.

George: THESE DOORS SHE

WORKS AS A CONFIDENT SALES

PERSON.

ON THE SAME STREET WHERE SHE

ONCE PICKED TRASH.

HER REAL DESIRE, THOUGH, IS

TO MINISTER TO BROKEN AND

ABUSED YOUNG WOMEN.

THERE WERE 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.

George: GEORGE THOMAS,

CBN NEWS, BANGALORY, INDIA.

Wendy: THANKS, GEORGE.

UP NEXT, WHY ONE MAN IS

TRAINING TO RUN AN ENTIRE

MARATHON BLINDFOLDED.

Wendy: WELL, ONE OF THE

RUNNERS IN THIS YEAR'S

PITTSBURGH MARATHON WON'T

SEE A SINGLE STEP OF THE

26.2-MILE COURSE.

Mark: THAT'S BECAUSE HE

IS RUNNING THE MARATHON

BLINDFOLDED.

44-YEAR-OLD MIKE BRUNO'S

DAUGHTER, CASSIE, IS LEGALLY

BLIND AND HE SAYS HE WANTS

TO RUN THIS MARATHON FOR

HER.

I WAS WALKING A COUPLE OF

YEARS BACK ON THE TRAIL, AND

I ATTEMPTED TO WALK WITH MY

EYES CLOSED TO EXPERIENCE

WHAT MY DAUGHTER DOES ON A

DAILY BASIS.

Mark: CATHY WAS BORN

PREMATURE, AND MULTIPLE

SURGERIES HAVE IMPROVED HER

CONDITION, BUT HER VISION IS

STILL IMPAIRED.

HE HAS ASKED A FRIEND TO BE

HIS SIGHTED GUIDE.

CAN YOU YOU IMAGINE DOING

THAT FOR 26 MILES, BUT HE

WANTS TO DO WHAT HIS

DAUGHTER HAS TO DEAL WITH

EVERY DAY.

Wendy: THAT'S HOW MUCH

HE LOVES HER.

Mark: THAT'S RIGHT.

THAT'S IT FOR THIS EDITION

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