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CBN NewsWatch: May 17, 2013

On Newswatch, May 17: IRS scandal sparks concerns about Obamacare, Captive in Iran: women share horrors of Evin Prison, and more. Read Transcript


THANKS FOR JOINING US ON THE

CBN NEWS CHANNEL, I AM CHARLENE

ISRAEL.

AND I AM EPHRAIM GRAHAM.

CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS INVOLVING

THE IRS TREATMENT OF

CONSERVATIVE GROUPS.

LAWMAKERS SEEKING ANSWERS TO WHO

IS RESPONSIBLE AND WHY WEREN'T

THEY TOLD?

SCANDAL NOW LINKED TO

'OBAMACARE.'

REPORTENE

REPORTER: TOUGH DAY OF

QUESTIONS FOR IRS MILLER THE

SCANDAL TARGETED CONSERVATIVE

GROUPS WITH EVASIVE QUESTIONS

AND AUDITS AND WHY THEY KEPT

QUIET DESPITE QUESTIONS FROM

CONGRESS.

JON BOEHNER: SOMEBODY MADE A

DECISION TO DO THIS AND DOUBT IT

WAS LOW LEVEL PEOPLE.

REPORTER: PRESIDENT OBAMA

SAID THOSE FOUND RESPONSIBLE

WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I AM WILLING

TO WORK WITH CONGRESS TO FIND

OUT WHAT HAPPENED.

REPORTER: SOME BLAME

PRESIDENT FOR CONSTANTLY

ATTACKING TEA PARTY.

WALL STREET WRITER KIMBERLY

STRAWSIL SAID THE IRS FOLLOWED

THE LEAD OF THE PRESIDENT.

TONE IS SET FROM THE TOP.

NEW CONCERN, REPUBLICANS LINKING

IRS SCANDAL TO IMPLEMENTATION OF

'OBAMACARE.' IRS IS TASKED WITH

ADMINISTERING CREDITS INCLUDED

IN THE HEALTH CARE BILL.

POWER TO TAX IS POWER TO

DESTROY.

REPORTER: IRS OFFICIAL RUNS

THE OFFICE IN CHARGE OF

'OBAMACARE.' REPUBLICANS

STRESSING IRS SHOULD HAVE NO

ROLE IN AMERICAN'S HEALTH CARE.

ANOTHER CHRISTIAN MINISTRY SAID

THEY ARE THE TREATMENT FROM THE

IRS JAMES DOBSON SAID IT

HAPPENED WHEN HIS CORPORATION

APPLIED FOR STATUS.

FAMILY TALKS SAID THE IRS SAID

THE ORGANIZATION WAS QUOTE, NOT

EDUCATIONAL AND DIDN'T PRESENT

ALL VIEWS.

FAMILY TALK HAS THE TAX EXEMPT

STATUS DESIGNATION BUT CAME

AFTER A THREAT OF LITIGATION.

MASSIVE CLEAN UP UNDERWAY IN

TEXAS AFTER A SWARM OF 16

TORNADOS RIPPED THROUGHOUT

STATE.

SEARCH AND RESCUE CREWS CONTINUE

TO SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS IN THE

DEB DEBRIS.

ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOODS DESTROYED.

DEVASTATION IS SPREAD ACROSS

FOUR COUNTIES NEAR DALLAS, FORT

WORTH AREA.

GRANBURY, LOCATED 40 MILES

SOUTHWEST OF FORT WORTH.

200 MILES AN HOUR WINDS TORE

THROUGH THEIR TOWN.

DYLAN GRISHAM HID IN A BATHTUB

WITH GRANDMA AND MADE IT OUT

ALIVE.

DOORS, SHAKING, SHAKING,

SHAKING REALLY BAD.

THERE IS NOTHING.

REPORTER: AT LEAST SIX PEOPLE

DEAD AND SEVERAL STILL MISSING.

SEVERAL CHURCHES HAVE OPENED

THEIR DOORS AS RED CROSS

SHELTERS FOR TORNADO SHELTERS

AND FAMILIES.

REPORTER: CBN'S OPERATION

BLESSING U.S. DIRECTOR JODIE AND

TEAM ARRIVED IN THE AREA HOURS

AFTER THE DEADLY STORM.

THEY ARE LAYING THE GROUND WITH

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS MAPPING OUT

THE AREAS AND GREATEST NEEDS.

OPERATION BLESSING IS

PARTNERING WITH LOCAL CHURCHES,

MEETING WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS AND

AGENCIES SEEING HOW WE CAN

COORDINATE ARMIES OF VOLUNTEERS

TO HELP PEOPLE REBUILD LIVES,

CLEAN UP PROPERTIES AND PRAY AND

ENCOURAGE THEM AND LET THEM KNOW

THEY ARE NOT ALONE AFTER SUCH

TRAGEDY.

REPORTER: OPERATION BLESSING

MOBILE COMMAND CENTER ARE ON

THEIR WAY AS WELL.

AN UZBEKISTAN IS ARRESTED IN

BOISE FOR PROVIDING SUPPORT AND

RESOURCES TO ISLAMIC MOVEMENT OF

UZBEKISTAN.

HE WAS INVOLVED IN TERRORIST

ACTIVITIES IN OHIO AND UTAH.

ACCUSED OF DISTRIBUTING

INFORMATION ABOUT EXPLOSIVES,

BOMBS AND WEAPONS OF MASS

DESTRUCTION.

HE CONSTRUCTED A DESTRUCTIVE

DEVICE LAST YEAR.

HE IS A U.S. CITIZEN.

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND

SECURITY IS STOCK PILING AM IN

ADDITION.

JENNIFER WISHON EXPLAINS.

REPORTER: THE GOVERNMENT

ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE IS NOW

POURING OVER RECORDS AT THE

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.

CONGRESSIONAL WATCHDOG WANTS

KNOW HOW THE DEPARTMENT STORES

AND PURCHASES AND KEEPS TRACK OF

AMMUNITION.

CONGRESSMAN CHAFEIS SAYS DHS, AN

AGENCY THAT OPERATES ONLY ON

U.S. SOIL RETAINING BILLIONS OF

ROUNDS OF BULLETS.

FROM RETAILERS TO STRONG MOM AND

POP STORES STRUGGLE TO PUT

AMMUNITION ON THEIR SHELVES.

LAST YEAR U.S. ARMY BOUGHT 347

ROUNDS FOR EACH PERSON.

U.S. HOMELAND SECURITY BOUGHT

1,000 ROUNDS.

HOW MANY TIMES DID THEY HAVE

TO SHOOT AND FIRE A WEAPON?

LESS THAN 100 ROUNDS.

REPORTER: HOMELAND SECURITY

OFFICIALS HAVE NO IDEA WHERE

REPORTS OF CONTRACTS FOR

BILLIONS OF BULLETS CAME FROM.

YOU DON'T HAVE A PURCHASE

ORDER OPEN TO PURCHASE UP TO A

BILLION PLUS ROUNDS?

I BELIEVE, MR. CHAIRMAN,

SEVERAL CONTRACTS FOR

AMMUNITION.

I AM JUST LOOKING FOR A

NUMBER.

ANSWER IS COMPLICATED.

I KNOW.

I JUST WANT A NUMBER.

REPORTER: HE CONCLUDED AGENCY

HAS TWO YEARS OF AMMUNITION IN

STORAGE IN CASE OFFICIALS SAY

THEY HAVE PROBLEMS ORDERING WHAT

THEY NEED.

OHIO CONGRESSMAN JIM JORDAN SAYS

WHAT HOMELAND SECURITY HAS IS A

CREDITABILITY PROBLEM.

SIX WEEKS AGO 2,228 ILLEGAL

DETAINEES WERE RELEASED.

647 WERE CRIMINALS.

AMERICAN PUBLIC SEES THAT.

REPORTER: SOME AMERICANS WERE

UNEASY WHEN PICTURES OF

UNARMORED VEHICLES STARTED

SURFACING ON U.S. SOIL AND

PROTECT U.S. TROOPS FROM IED'S

ON THE BATTLEFIELD.

I AM VERY CONCERNED, WHY DO

YOU NEED ALL THIS PROTECTION?

ARE YOU ABOUT TO FORCE SOMETHING

ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THEY ARE

GOING TO GETUP SET ABOUT.

WE USE THEM FOR SPECIAL

OPERATIONS FOR RESCUE.

ONE WAS EXTREMELY, EXTREMELY

BENEFICIAL FOR US IN A

SITUATION, IT PROTECTED OFFICES

FROM GUN FIRE.

SOME CALL CONCERNS OVER STOCK

PILE OF WEAPONS AND PRESENCE OF

MILITARY VEHICLES CONSPIRACY

THEORIES.

HOMELAND SECURITY WILL TAKE

SEVERAL MONTHS TO COMPLETE,

JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

C.I.A. CHIEF JOHN BRENNAN

MADE A TRIP TO ISRAEL.

BRENNAN MADE WITH ISRAEL'S

DEFENSE MINISTER.

THIS COMES AMID CONCERNS ABOUT

WEAPONS TRANSFERS FROM SYRIA TO

MILITANT HEZBOLLAH.

ISRAEL HAS CARRIED OUT AIR

STRIKES TO HEZBOLLAH.

PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU TRAVELED TO RUSSIA TO

PERSUADE MOSCOW NOT TO SELL AN

AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM TO SYRIA.

COMING UP, NEW "STAR TREK"

FILM HITS THEATRES THIS WEEKEND

AND HOW IT SCORES ON THE FAMILY

FRIENDLY SCALE.

.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SOMETHING

TO WATCH AT THE THEATRE, BOB

WALL CHEFSKI HAS ONE MOVIE TO

TALK ABOUT THIS WEEK.

WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON "STAR

TREK"?

IT IS CALLED "STAR TREK INTO

DARKNESS," IT IS A PREQUILL TO

THE ORIGINAL TV SHOW.

CAPTAIN KIRK, SCOTTY, MCCOY,

WHOLE THING.

OPENS WITH CAPTAIN JAMES T. KIRK

BREAKING THE PRIME DIRECTIVE.

THE RULE YOU CAN'T INTERFERE

WITH AN ALIEN PLANET.

HE IS DEMOTED IN THE PROCESS.

A VILLAIN, A BAD GUY IS AFTER

ALL THE CAPTAINS FOR THE STAR

FLEET.

IT KILLS A WHOLE BUNCH.

DOESN'T KILL KIRK.

KIRK IS PUT BACK INTO PROMOTION

AND AFTER THIS BAD GUY.

THAT IS THE PLOT IN A NUTSHELL.

IN MANY WAYS IS A MIX BAG.

MORE SO THAN "IRON MAN 3" JUST A

COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO.

THIS FILM HAD GREAT, GREAT

MESSAGES ABOUT COURAGE, BRAVERY,

SELF-SACRIFICE, THE WILLINGNESS

AND THE TAKING A STEP TO GIVE

ONE'S LIFE VERY CHRIST-LIKE IN A

SENSE FOR OTHER PEOPLE, WHICH

YOU HAVE TO COMMEND.

IT WASN'T A PERFECT FILM.

THE BODY COUNT IS INCREDIBLY

HIGH IN A FEW PLACES BLOODY,

COUPLE WINCE INDUCING, LANGUAGE

CAN BE EXPLOSIVE ON A FEW

FRIENDS, ONE ADULT

INAPPROPRIATE-TYPE SCENE, LIKE

WITH IR"IRON MAN 3," DID WE REALLY

NEED THAT?

ESPECIALLY FOR A FILM THAT WILL

ATTRACT YOUNG BOYS AND GIRLS.

I GAVE THIS TWO AND A HALF OUT

OF FIVE FOR FAMILY FRIENDLINESS

AND REALLY WRESTLED WITH IT.

FAMILIES DESERVE TO KNOW THERE

ARE NUGGETS, NOT PERVASIVE.

JUST ELEMENTS, NEGATIVE ELEMENTS

IN THAT FILM THAT JUST KEEP IT

FROM GETTING A STRONG FAMILY

FRIENDLY RATING.

GOTCHA, "42"

STILL GOING STRONG?

STILL GOING STRONG, NO. 5 IN

TOTAL BOX OFFICE, MADE 85

MILLION SO FAR, HEADING TOWARDS

THAT 100 MILLION DOLLAR MARK.

IT IS A FAMILY FRIENDLY MOVIE.

IF FOLKS HAVEN'T SEEN THAT, I AM

GOING TO SAY THERE IS ONE TO

POSSIBLY SEE.

ANOTHER ONE IS -- THEY HAVE BEEN

IN A LITTLE BIT OF A LIMITED

RELEASE SITUATION.

BOTH OF THEM ARE ACTUALLY

EXPANDING IN NEW MARKETS TODAY.

THIS FRIDAY.

PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T SEEN "NOT

TODAY"

A FILM ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING,

REALLY GOOD.

LOVE THE CALL TO ACTION.

ANOTHER ONE BASEBALL FILM

DEALING WITH ADDICTIONS HOME RUN

AND NOT TODAY.

CHECK OUT THOSE FILMS GLAD YOU

DID.

UP NEXT, THEY SPENT MONTHS IN

AN IRANIAN PRISON, WE'LL TELL

YOU HOW THESE TWO CHRISTIAN

WOMEN SURVIVED THAT OR DEAL AND

SPREADING A MESSAGE OF HOPE.

REPORTER: TWO IRANIAN WOMEN

ARE TELLING THEIR PROSECUTION

STORY.

NEW THAT'S RIGHT.

MARIAM HAD COME HOME FROM A

DENTIST APPOINTMENT AND RESTING

ON HER COUCH WHEN HER DOORBELL

RANG.

WHEN SHE OPENED THE DOOR, HER

LIFE AND LIFE OF ROOMMATE

CHANGED FOREVER.

WENDY GRIFFITH ASKED HER ABOUT

IT.

TAKE US BACK TO MARCH 2009

WHEN YOUR DOORBELL RANG, WHAT

HAPPENED?

I LOOKED THROUGHOUT PEEPHOLE.

MY MIND WAS IN SHOCK, THEY

ENTERED OUR APARTMENT AND

RANSACKED OUR APARTMENT, TOOK US

WITH ALL OF OUR BELONGINGS AND

BIBLES AND BOOKS AND JESUS

MOVIES EVERYTHING THEY

DISCOVERED AND TRANSFERRED US TO

SECURITY POLICE.

FOR FIRST DAY AND FIRST WEEK

SO DIFFICULT FOR BOTH OF US.

THEY THREATENED US TO PHYSICAL

TORTURE.

THEY TOLD US WE WILL BEAT YOU

UNTIL YOU VOMIT BLOOD.

SEND BOTH OF US TO A DIRTY

CELL IN THE BASEMENT.

EVERY MINUTE WE WERE WAIT LG FOR

THEM TO TAKE US TO THE PHYSICAL

TORTURE.

WE HUGGED EACH OTHER.

WE SAID GOOD-BYE.

WE WERE THINKING IT WAS OUR LAST

DAY ON EARTH.

YOU BOTH COULD HAVE BEEN

RELEASED AT ANY TIME IF YOU

DEFIED YOUR FAITH, WHY DIDN'T

YOU?

WE LOVE JESUS.

WE COULDN'T DENY OUR FAITH.

JESUS SAYS IF YOU WISH TO FOLLOW

ME, YOU MUST PICK UP YOUR OWN

CROSS AND FOLLOW ME.

AS A FOLLOWER OF JESUS, IT WAS

VERY IMPORTANT FOR US TO PASS

THROUGH THIS TEST WITH VICTORY

AND AN HONOR FOR BOTH OF US TO

SUFFER.

FOR TWO WEEKS YOU WERE IN

DETENTION AND MOVED TO NOTORIOUS

EVIN PRISON, WHAT WAS THE

CONDITIONS LIKE?

FOR THE FIRST FOURTEEN DAYS

WE DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO EAT.

WE COULD ONLY EAT THE BREAD AND

CHEESE THEY GAVE TO PRISONERS

FOR BREAKFAST.

THAT WAS ALL WE COULD EAT.

I WAS POISONED ONCE BECAUSE OF

THE FOOD.

THE MEDICAL SITUATION WAS EVEN

WORSE.

THERE WAS A SMALL AND DIRTY

CLINIC.

WE COULDN'T VISIT THE DOCTOR FOR

NINE MONTHS.

HOW DID YOUR FAITH HELP YOU

KEEP YOUR SANITY WHILE YOU WERE

IN PRISON?

WE COULDN'T PRAY.

THAT SITUATION IS SCARY.

OUR MIND WAS IN SHOCK.

IN THOSE MOMENTS WE WERE PRAYING

IN TONGUES.

I DID FOR HER AND SHE DID FOR

ME.

THE HOLY SPIRIT.

WE HAVE MANY EXPERIENCE WITH

JESUS.

WE HAD MET HIM, TOUCHED HIS LOVE

AND MANY MIRACLES.

OUR PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WAS

VERY IMPORTANT.

YOU KNOW PWE BOTH BELIEVED

EVIN IS THE MANIFESTATION -- IT

IS THE SYMBOL OF THEIR DOMINANCE

AND STRENGTH OVER IRAN.

THIS PRISON IS NOTORIOUS FOR

ARRESTING, RAPING, AND KILLING

INMATES.

YOU KNOW IRANIAN PRISON AND

IRANIAN GOVERNMENT, IF THEY RAPE

YOU IN PRISON, IF THEY TORTURE

YOU, WHAT YOU WILL DO?

I TRUST GOD.

I ALWAYS TOLD THEM THAT I AM

SURE THAT GOD WILL PROTECT US.

BUT IF IT HAPPENED I AM SURE GOT

HAS A RUN.

THEN YOUR PRAYER CHANGED,

WHAT HAPPENED?

WE HAD MANY GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO

TALK WITH MANY PRISONERS, MANY

PROSTITUTES, ADDICTED PEOPLE AND

MOST OF THEM, THEY WERE SO

HOPELESS, SAD AND DISAPPOINTED.

WE HAD TO PRAY AND ASK GOD TO

SHOW US THE RIGHT PERSON TO TALK

TO THEM.

WE HAD MORE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK

ABOUT JESUS WITH MANY WOMEN.

ALSO ABOUT PROSTITUTES.

IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND

PROSTITUTES IN IRAN.

THEY ARE NOT IN A SPECIFIC

PLACE.

WHEN WE WERE IN PRISON, WE FIND

OUT, THERE ARE MANY PROSTITUTES

HERE, EVEN MADAMES.

WE HAD GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO TALK

AND PRAY, SOME CRY AND CONFESS

THEIR SINS.

IT WAS REALLY LIKE A CHURCH FOR

US.

EVERYDAY WE GATHER AND PRAY AND

IT IS WONDERFUL.

WOW, NO WONDER THEY RELEASED

YOU?

[LAUGHTER].

WE HAVE TO GET THESE GIRLS OUT

OF HERE, RIGHT.

WE WERE MORE FREE IN PRISON

TO TALK ABOUT JESUS.

WHAT A WONDERFUL TESTIMONY,

PEOPLE IN LOVE WITH JESUS.

JESUS WILL GIVE YOU FREEDOM

IN PRISON.

STAY WITH US, WE ARE COMING

RIGHT BACK.

GABRIEL IS THE ANGEL.

IMPORTANT DISCOVERY OF ITS

KIND SINCE DEAD SEA SCROLLS.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THE STORY.

REPORTER: REPORTER IT IS

CALLED "REVELATION OF GABRIEL."

IT IS WRITTEN ON STONE BY ONE

WHO PROCLAIMS THREE TIMES I AM

GABRIEL JUST AS THE ANGEL TOLD

ZECHARIAH IN THE FIRST CHAPTER

OF LUKE.

YOU HAVE SUCH AN EXPRESSION,

I AM GAGRIEL.

IT IS CONSIDERED TO BE A DEAD

SEA SCROLL.

WRITTEN ON TWO COLUMNS AND STYLE

OF WRITING SCRIPT IS THE SAME AS

DEAD SEA SCROLLS.

SOME FOUND NEAR THE DEAD SEA.

NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE.

AN ART COLLECTOR PURCHASED THE

STONE FROM ANTIQUITIES

COLLECTOR.

EXPERTS BELIEVE IT IS AUTHENTIC.

IT IS VERY CLEAR THIS STONE

AUZ WRITTEN IN TIME OF HEROD,

THE GREAT.

THEY ARE MANY TIMES MENTIONED IN

THE HE BREW BIBLE, ONLY IN THE

BOOK OF DANIEL.

TWO ARE MENTIONED BY NAMES,

GABRIEL AND MICHAEL

REPORTER: THERE ARE 87 LINES

OF TEXT ON THE STONE.

ONLY 40% IS LEGIBLE.

THE MEANING IS ABSECURED.

AT LEAST FIVE DIFFERENT

MEETINGS PROPOSED FOR THE MIDDLE

OF THE STONE.

REPORTER: THE MESSAGE REFERS

TO ATTACK ON JERUSALEM.

LINE 80 REFERENCE TO THREE DAYS

SOME THOUGHT IT REFERRED TO

RESURRECTION.

NOW THEY BELIEVE IT REFERS TO

SUCH A SIGN.

GABRIEL, GOSPEL OF LUKE

CHAPTER 1, ZECHARIAH AND MARY.

REPORTER: THIS IS THE FIRST

TIME THE STONE IS ON DISPLAY.

SIX MANUSCRIPTS, LED TO THE

EMERGENCE OF GABRIEL AND HIS RE

RECUR RANS

REPORTER: ISRAEL DIRECTOR

JAMES SNIDER SAYS 30 TONS WORTH

OF MATERIAL RELATING TO KING

HEROD.

IT ALLOWS US TO LOOK AT THE

SINGULAR PERIOD OF TIME DURING

WHICH HEROD WAS BUILDING THE

EARTHLY JERUSALEM AND TEXT OF

THE STONE RELATES TO THE

SLIGHTLY LATER MOMENT OF UNKS

THAT REFLECTS ON DESTRUCTION AND

REDEMPTION.

REPORTER: CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN

NEWS, JERUSALEM.

WONDERFUL STORY.

I LOVE TO SEE THE BIBLE COME

TO LIFE.

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