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CBN NewsWatch: May 30, 2013

On Newswatch, May 30: Trickling exodus underway after Boy Scout vote, Growing chorus calling for Holder's resignation, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH," BOY

SCOUTS BACKLASH.

CHURCHES START CUTTING TIES OVER

THE NEW GAY POLICY.

AND WHAT THE GOVERNMENT ASKS

WHAT YOU ARE PRAYING ABOUT, YOU

KNOW YOU ARE HAVING A PROBLEM.

WE TAKE YOU DEEPER INTO THE IRS

SCANDAL.

AND BIBLE BOOM, THE BIBLE

STUDY HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS ARE

ATTENDING.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH." THE BOY SCOUTS

EXODUS HAS BEGUN.

GOOD GOOD EVENING, I AM MARK

MARTIN.

AND I AM WENDY GRIFFITH.

AN ALTERNATIVE ORGANIZATIONS ARE

NOW UNFOLDING.

WHAT IS CLEAR IS HOW MANY

FAITH-BASED SCOUT TROOPS WILL

LEAVE.

HEATHER SELLS HAS THE LATEST.

REPORTER: OTHERS WILL MEET TO

FORM A NEW ORGANIZATION FOR BOYS

AND OPERATES UNDER THIS WEBSITE

BUT COULD HAVE ANY NAME.

THE PROGRAM WILL BE CHRIST

CENTERED, NON-DENOMINATIONAL AND

PROVIDE A SAFE HAVEN FOR THOSE

THAT WANT TO LEAVE SCOUTS.

WE KNOW THOUSANDS ARE

CONSIDERING THIS.

REPORTER: BECAUSE CHURCHES

SPONSOR 70%, THEY ARE CONSIDERED

KEY TO ITS FUTURE.

IT IS NOT CLEAR HOW MANY WILL

LEAVE.

LARGEST SPONSOR, CHURCH OF JESUS

CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS WILL

STAY.

CATHOLIC CHURCH IS RESERVING.

BAPTIST ARE SAYING THEY WILL

PULL OUT AND SLIP AWAY ONE BY

ONE.

ALABAMA, FIRST BAPTIST PASTOR

GREG WALKER SAYS TROOP NO. 2

WILL NO LONGER MEET AT HIS

CHURCH.

TO BE A MINISTRY OF THE

CHURCH, YOU HAVE TO ALIGN WITH

WHAT THE BIBLE ACTUALLY ALIGNS

WITH.

REPORTER: SOME EAGLE SCOUTS

LIKE BILL BRIGHT ARE TAKING A

STAND RETURNING THEIR BADGES IN

PROTEST OVER THE NEW POLICY.

I DON'T SEE THAT FITTING INTO

THE EXAMPLE I KNEW AND LOVED AS

A BOY SCOUTS AT ALL.

REPORTER: BRIGHT LIKE MANY

OTHERS BELIEVES IT WILL HARM

BOYS IN GENERATIONS TO COME.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

REPORTER: THANKS, HEATHER.

CALLS FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC

HOLDER TO RESIGN ARE LOUDER

COMING FROM BOTH REPUBLICANS AND

DEMOCRATS.

REPUBLICANS ON THE HOUSE

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ARE RAISING

PERJURY.

HE INSISTED HE KNEW NOTHING

ABOUT THE PRESS FOR THE

DISCLOSURE OF MATERIAL.

DAYS LATER, JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

OBTAINED E-MAILS OF JAMES ROSEN.

CALLS FOR HOLDER TO BE FIRED.

HOLDER SUPERVISED A

COMPREHENSIVE EROSION OF PRIVACY

RIGHTS AND DUE PROCESS.

AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND

JUSTICE FILED A LAWSUIT ON

BEHALF OF THE TEA PARTY GROUPS,

AGAINST ATTORNEY GENERAL AND

IRS.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

VIOLATED THE POLITICAL RIGHTS OF

AMERICANS WHEN THE IRS TARGETED

CONSERVATIVE GROUPS SEEKING TAX

EXEMPT STATUS.

MEANWHILE, TWO CONGRESSIONAL

PANELS ARE PLANNING MORE

HEARINGS ON THE IRS SCANDAL.

ONE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE IS

CALLING THE NEW IRS

COMMISSIONER.

LAWMAKERS WANT TO KNOW WHY THE

IRS WAS ASKING WHAT THEY WERE

READING TO WHAT THEY WERE

PRAYING ABOUT.

JENNIFER WISHON HAS THE STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

REPORTER: ADAM BRANDON KNEW

SOMETHING WAS GOING ON WHEN HE

STARTED GETTING CALLS FROM

GROUPS SEEKING TAX EXEMPT STATUS

ASKING IF IT WAS NORMAL FOR IRS

TO INQUIRE WHAT BOOKS THEY WERE

READING.

WHAT HE DIDN'T KNOW WAS THE

MAGNITUDE OF THE SCANDAL.

WHEN THE GOVERNMENT STARTS

TARGETING THEIR OWN CITIZENS, WE

HAVE A RIGHT TO BE VERY, VERY

SCARED.

REPORTER: READING MATERIALS,

NAMES OF DONORS, SOCIAL MEDIA

POSTS, THAT IS THE INFORMATION

IRS WANTED.

SOME GROUPS WANTED INFORMATION

ABOUT THEIR PRAYERS.

NEW SPECIFICALLY ASKED FROM THE

IRS PLEASE DETAIL THE DON'T OF

THE MEMBERS OF YOUR

ORGANIZATION'S PRAYERS.

WOULD THAT BE AN APPROPRIATE TO

501C3 APPLICANT?

CONTENT OF ONE'S PRAYERS?

PAINS ME TO SAY I CAN'T SPEAK

TO THAT.

YOU DON'T KNOW IF IT IS

APPROPRIATE?

SPEAKING OUTSIDE THIS CASE,

IT WOULD SURPRISE ME THAT

QUESTION WAS ASKED.

REPORTER: ASKING ABOUT THE

CONTENTS OF PRAYERS SOMETHING

LOIS LERNER IS FAMILIAR WITH

BEFORE TAKING OVER IRS

ORGANIZATIONS, LEARNER LED

ENFORCEMENT OFFICE FOR FEDERAL

ELECTIONS OFFICE.

DURING HER TENURE, FEC LEAD A

MAJOR CONTROVERSY INVESTIGATION.

THE FEC ASKED LIEUTENANT OLIVER

NORTH WHETHER HE KNEW PATS

PRAYED FOR HIM.

NOW SHE HAS BEEN PUT ON LEAVE AS

THE SCANDAL IS BEING

INVESTIGATED.

BRANDON SAYS FEAR OF BEING

TARGETED BY THE IRS ASK

THEMSELVES IF IT IS WORTH IT.

IF I STAY ACTIVE IN MY

CHURCH, IN MY TEA PARTY GROUP,

AM I TARGETED?

SINGLED OUT?

IT IS INTIMIDATED WHEN THE

GOVERNMENT USES POWER OF

TAXATION.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I HAVE NO

TOLERANCE.

REPORTER: WHITE HOUSE IS

SHIFTING HEAT.

EXECUTIVE BRANCH APPEARED TO BE

TAKEN OFF GUARD EVEN THOUGH IRS

FALLS UNDER THE PER VIEW OF

MR. OBAMA'S SECRETARY.

WHO ORDERED THE IRS TO TARGET

TEA PARTY AND CONSERVATIVE

GROUPS?

CRITICS FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE

A PROBLEM THIS BIG IS CONTAINED

TO ONE IRS OFFICE IN CINCINNATI.

I WOULD SLEEP BETTER IF THIS

WAS DIRECTED BY SOMEONE IN THE

WHITE HOUSE OR SOME WHITE HOUSE.

I AM FEARFUL THIS IS BUREAUCRATS

GONE CRAZY.

I THINK WE ARE JUST STARTING

TO GET INTO WHERE THIS

ORIGINATED, WHO KNEW WHAT WHEN,

I BELIEVE LIKE WATERGATE THIS IS

GOING TO CONTINUE TO DRIP AND

WE'LL LEARN MORE.

JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

SILENCE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IS

TO SILENCE MORAL CONSCIENCE OF

AMERICA.

THAT IS FROM REVEREND SAMUEL

RODRIGUEZ SPEAKING AT THE ANNUAL

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM CONFERENCE IN

WASHINGTON.

HE IS PRESIDENT OF THE

ASSOCIATION.

TODAY HE SPOKE TO PEOPLE OF ALL

FAITHS CALLING THEM TO COME

TOGETHER TO BUILD A FIRE WALL

AGAINST UNPRECEDENTED ATTEMPTS

BY THE GOVERNMENT TO VIOLATE

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY.

RECENT ACTIONS BY IRS AND HHS

BIRTH CONTROL MANDATE ARE

EXAMPLES OF THE DANGEROUS ROAD

AMERICA IS TRAVELING.

I NEVER WOULD HAVE BELIEVED

IN MY GENERATION I WOULD SEE

THIS TAKING PLACE.

SILENCE IS NOT AN OPTION.

TODAY'S COMPLACENCY LEADS TO

TOMORR

TOMORROW'S CAPTIVITY.

UNCLE SAM NEEDS TO BE

REMINDED HE MAYBE OUR EARTHLY

UNCLE AND NEVER WILL BE OUR

HEAVENLY FATHER.

AMEN TO THAT.

AMERICANS WHO BUY THEIR OWN

HEALTH INSURANCE COULD BE IN FOR

A SHOCK THIS FALL.

MANY POLICIES COULD GET

CANCELLED THANKS TO 'OBAMACARE.'

PRESIDENT OBAMA PROMISED QUOTE,

"IF YOU LIKE YOUR HEALTH CARE

PLAN, YOU'LL BE ABLE TO KEEP

YOUR HEALTH CARE PLAN, PERIOD,

NO ONE WILL TAKE IT AWAY NO

MATTER WHAT."

STATE REGULATORS SAY THAT IS NOT

TRUE.

MANY DON'T SATISFY DEMANDS OF

'OBAMACARE.' MANY CARRIERS PLAN

TO CANCEL POLICIES AND ISSUE NEW

ONES BECAUSE IT IS EASIER THAN

CHANGING EXISTING PLANS.

ABOUT 14 MILLION AMERICANS

PURCHASE THEIR POLICIES

INDIVIDUALLY.

PRESIDENT OBAMA EXPECTED TO

NOMINATE A FORMER BUSH

ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL AS THE

NEXT FBI DIRECTOR.

JAMES KOMY WAS NO. 2 UNDER BUSH.

DEMOCRATS LIKE HIM BECAUSE HE

OPPOSED WIRETAPPING.

REPUBLICANS ARE EXPECTED TO

QUESTION HIM ABOUT HOW HE WOULD

HELP THE PRESIDENT PROSECUTE

WALL STREET EXECUTIVES AND COMES

AFTER THE AGENCY INVESTIGATES

IRS.

SEVERE WEATHER CONTINUES

ACROSS MUCH OF THE COUNTRY

EXTENDING FROM TEXAS ALL THE WAY

TO NORTH DAKOTA.

FORECASTERS WARN THE ATMOSPHERE

IS PRIMED TO PRODUCE VIOLENT

TORNADOS

REPORTER: AFTER A WICKED WEEK

OF STORMS, STILL NO LET UP

ACROSS THE PLAINS AND MIDWEST.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WARNING

THE GREATEST THREAT FOR TORNADOS

IN OKLAHOMA AND MISSOURI.

SOME OF THE SAME COMMUNITIES

DEVASTATED BY THE STORM THAT HIT

OKLAHOMA LAST WEEK ARE IN

DANGER.

I THINK IT IS COMING OUR WAY.

FORECASTERS SAY IT IS

DEVELOPING AHEAD OF A COLD

FRONT.

CLASH BETWEEN COLD AIR AND HUMID

AIR CREATES AN ENVIRONMENT RIPE

FOR TORNADOS.

ALSO BRINGS RAIN AND MASSIVE

FLOODING.

IOWA HAS SEEN THE WORST.

RECORD HIGH WATER LEVELS REACHED

ON SEVERAL RIVERS IN THE STATE.

ALSO FLOODING UP AND DOWN THE

MISSISSIPPI AS RAIN SWELLS THE

MIGHTY RIVER.

WATER IS RISING AS WATER RUSHES

THROUGH CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOODS

AFTER A MAJOR STORM.

THIS BURST OF WATER BROKE

THROUGH THE DOORS OF AN ILLINOIS

COLLEGE.

STORM FRONT EXPECTED TO MOVE

EAST OVER THE WEEKEND.

PARTS OF NEW YORK AND NEW

ENGLAND ARE EXPERIENCING

WEATHER.

A CAR PULLED OVER AND PUT

HAZARDS ON.

DEFINITELY NO CONDITION TO BE

DRIVING.

REPORTER: STRONG WINDS

DAMAGED HOMES, CARS, AND

BRINGING DOWN POWER LINES.

CHARLENE ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

COMING UP, THE ME GENERATION,

ARE MILLENNIALS REALLY LAZY OR

JUST GET A BAD WRAP?

A RECENT ARTICLE IN TIME

MAGAZINE TAKES A POKE AGAINST

THE ME, ME, ME GENERATION AND

DESCRIBED THEM AS LAZY,

ENTITLED, NARCISSISTS WHO STILL

LIVE WITH PARENTS AND CONSTANTLY

POST PICTURES OF THEMSELVES ON

INSTAGRAM AND SHARE EVERY DETAIL

OF THEIR LIVES ON FACEBOOK AND

TWITTER.

JOINING US IS LINDA MINTLE?

WHEN THEY DID THE RESEARCH,

THIS PARTICULAR GENERATION WAS

THREE TIMES MORE NARCISSISTIC.

THERE WAS A STUDY THAT SHOWS,

THEY DON'T LOOK THAT DIFFERENT

THAN PAST GENERATIONS.

I LOOKED AT ANOTHER STUDY, IT

APPEARS THIS GENERATION HAS A

LITTLE BIT MORE OF THE

NARCISSISTIC QUALITIES, MUCH

MORE SELF-FOCUSSED AND

SELF-CENTERED.

THIS ISN'T A BIG LEAP.

YOU HAVE KIDS IN THIS

DEMOGRAPHIC, WE ALL KNOW PEOPLE

OF THIS AGE ON FACEBOOK A LOT

AND TWITTER, OF COURSE WE DON'T

WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE

CELEBRITIES, DOES THIS REALLY

MAKE THEM NARCISSISTIC OR SORT

OF JUST, DOING WHAT EVERYBODY IS

DOING?

LITTLE BIT OF BOTH.

AGAIN, THERE IS A LITTLE MORE

FOCUS ON ME, ME AND WHAT I CAN

GET.

IMAGE IS SO IMPORTANT, AND WE

ARE OBSESSED WITH IMAGE.

THAT IMAGE-BASED CULTURE ABOUT

WHAT I DO THAT IS A SHIFT FROM

YEAR'S AGO.

EVEN THOUGH YOU AND I MIGHT NOT

BE PART OF THAT GENERATION, WE

ARE NOT QUITE AS SHARING OF ALL

THE DETAILS AND EXPECTING,

THINKING OUR OPINIONS.

ONE OF THE INTERESTING THINGS

THAT CAME OUT, THE MILLENNIALS

GENERATION IS THEIR OPINIONS ARE

JUST AS IMPORTANT AS SOMEONE

ELSE.

THAT IS A DIFFERENCE IN PAST

GENERATIONS.

IF THIS IS TRUE THIS

GENERATION IS MORE NARCISSISTIC,

HOW IS THAT AFFECTING THE

CHURCH?

IT HAS HAD AN IMPACT.

ONE OF THE THINGS I HAVE BEEN

READING ABOUT, BECAUSE THIS

GENERATION THEN THINKS THERE ARE

NO RULES, PART OF THAT

INDIVIDUALISM PEOPLE FEEL.

I AM NOT BUYING INTO ORGANIZED

RELIGION.

I REALLY DON'T HAVE TO DO THINGS

THE WAY MY PREDECESSORS HAVE

DONE AND MAKE UP THE RULES AS I

GO.

WHICH CHANGES A LOT BECAUSE THE

BIBLE DOESN'T CHANGE.

CAN THE CHURCH ADAPT TO THE

NEW TRENDS?

THE CHURCHES THAT ARE GROWING

WITH MILLENNIALSS HAVE CAPTURED

THIS INDIVIDUALISM AND

SELF-CENTERED THING.

THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT THE

PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

CHRIST WHICH IS WONDERFUL BUT

GEARED EVERYTHING TO GOD HAS A

PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE.

IT IS MORE ABOUT YOU AND LESS

ABOUT THE ALTRUISM OF BEING A

SERVANT TO OTHERS.

MAYBE WHAT CHURCHES NEED TO DO

IS BRING PEOPLE IN WITH GOD HAS

A PLAN AND THE CHURCH HAS TO

WORK ON THIS GENERATION, YOU

NEED TO SERVE JUST FOR THE SAKE

OF HUMBLE AND BE HUMBLE.

AMEN.

LINDA, FASCINATING INTERVIEW,

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US.

THANKS.

COMING UP IT IS A RARE SIGHT

AT A PUBLIC SCHOOL, BIBLE SITE

ON CAMPUS, MORE NEXT.

WELCOME BACK IN MOBILE,

ALABAMA, CITY COUNCIL BLOCKED

EXPANSION OF ISLAMIC CENTER

CALLING IT A MOVE OF RELIGIOUS

DISCRIMINATION.

COUNCIL MEMBERS SAY IT WAS MADE

BECAUSE OF PARKING IN TRAFFIC,

NOT THEOLOGY.

CENTER IS LOCATED NEAR SOUTH

ALABAMA, ALREADY A CONGESTED

AREA.

PRESIDENT OF THE ISLAMIC CENTER

PLANS TO SEEK LEGAL HELP.

IMAGINE A BIBLE CLUB IN A

PUBLIC SCHOOL SO POPULAR, MORE

THAN HALF THE STUDENTS ATTEND

ITS MEETINGS.

WOW, CBN REPORTED ON THIS IN

PENNSYLVANIA TWO YEARS AGO.

PAUL STRAND TELLS US ITS IMPACT

HAS REACHED AROUND THE WORLD.

REPORTER: EACH MONDAY HALF OF

RED BANK VALLEY HIGH 600

STUDENTS HEAD TO BIBLE CLUB, THE

LARGEST OF ITS KIND IN THE

WORLD.

THEY PUT ON A AN OPEN HOUSE THAT

SHOW CASES SKITS, AND WORSHIP.

IT HAS ATTRACTED UP TO A

THOUSAND.

THESE STUDENTS CARRY THEIR

BIBLES AND INSPIRING BEYOND.

CBN FIRST CAPTURED IT TWO YEARS

AGO.

WE GOT ALL KINDS OF RESPONSES

REPORTER: IT KICKED OFF

INQUIRIES AND INVITATIONS.

THAT SPARKED INTERESTS ALL

OVER THE WORLD, REALLY

REPORTER: THEY HAD TO ELECT

OWN PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER.

WE HAVE HAVE OUTREACH

PROJECTS PEOPLE CONTACTING US.

MAJOR SPARK CAME FROM MAGGIE

MCCOLLEY'S TESTIMONY OF BEING 14

YEARS OLD WHERE SHE LED FOUR

DOZEN STUDENTS TO SALVATION.

I AM COUNTING.

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT, 48 KIDS.

THERE COULD HAVE BEEN MORE.

I HAD TO STOP COUNTING SO I

COULD PRAY.

THEY BELIEVE IT LED TO A

MIRACLE TRANSITION.

AFTER WE WERE ON "THE 700

CLUB," THEY GOT IN TOUCH WITH

US, SAID THEY SAW OUR INTERVIEW.

REPORTER: THE STUDENTS SHARED

THEY NEEDED 25 BIBLES, THAT IS

WHAT THE RED BANK STUDENTS

PRAYED FOR.

THAT WAS THE EXACT NUMBER OF

BIBLES THEY NEEDED.

DONOR HAD NO IDEA HE WAS

FULFILLING TO A T 25 BIBLES.

AELENA KEEPS THE THANK YOU CARD

FROM THE STUDENT THAT IS

RECEIVED THE BIBLES.

AFTER HEARING ABOUT THE RED

BANK'S BIBLE CLUB, TRAVIS SHARES

THE WORD.

LOOK WHAT GOD COULD DO IN

YOUR SCHOOL.

REPORTER: DEAN SHARED IT.

GOD HAS PUT THEM THERE FOR A

PURPOSE AND A REASON.

GOD WANTS TO USE THEM TO SHARE

HIS LOVE WITH THEIR FRIENDS.

A MINISTRY THAT WANTS TO SET

30-40 BIBLE CLUBS SENT

OBSERVERS.

THEY WANTED TO ORGANIZE A

BIBLE CLUB THAT WOULD ORGANIZE

ALL FIVE BORROWS FROM NEW YORK

CITY.

WE WENT TO A YOUTH CONVENTION

IN DENVER AND DID A PROGRAM

THERE.

REPORTER: CLUBS ADVISER

EVANGELIZES TRAVELING TO OTHER

PENNSYLVANIA TOWNS.

I ASKED THEM TO SPEAK.

IT SET THE KIDS ON FIRE.

THAT IS WHAT THESE RED

BANKERS WANT TO DO EVERYWHERE,

SET STUDENTS ON FIRE FOR GOT AND

COMPLETELY CONSTITUTIONAL TO

LIVE OUT THEIR FAITH.

NO LAW KIDS CAN'T CARRY A

BIBLE AND READ IN SCHOOL.

DEAN SAYS KIDS HAVE EVERY

REASON TO BE PROUD.

LET'S FACE IT, GOD IS COOL.

REPORTER: MANY AMERICANS

THINK SUPREME COURT AND PRAYER

WAS OUT IN THE 1960S, AS LONG AS

YOU ARE A STUDENT, YOU CAN HAVE

AS MUCH PRAYER AND GOD YOU WANT.

IT CAN BE COOL.

PAUL STRAND REPORTING FROM RED

BANK, VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL.

MEMORIAL DAY IS PASSED BUT

NEVER TOO LATE TO HONOR AND

CELEBRATE OUR TROOPS.

THAT'S RIGHT, 69 YEARS LATER,

93-YEAR-OLD CHESTER BOWERS FLEW

35 MISSIONS OVER EUROPE IN WORLD

WAR II.

NOW 69 YEARS LATER HE GOT TO FLY

AND NOW IT WAS MORE MEANINGFUL

BECAUSE HIS GRANDSON CAME ALONG

AND THE EXPERIENCE BROUGHT ON

HEAVY EMOTIONS.

WARMTH, I AM MISSING THE

CREW, WE LIVED THROUGH PRETTY

HORRIFIC EXPERIENCES AND SOME

DULL EXPERIENCES.

DURING THE WAR, SIGHT OF

BOMBERS IT WAS GOING IN THEIR

FAVOR, JUNE 1944 INCLUDING TWO

ON D-DAY.

THAT IS SO AMAZING, 93 AND

STILL ABLE TO FLY.

SUCH A GREAT GENERATION.

WE OWE THEM SO

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