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CBN NewsWatch: June 4, 2013

On Newswatch, June 4: Military heads grilled on sex assault problem, Electronic tattoos cool tech or too much?, and more Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," THE EPIDEMIC OF

SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE

MILITARY.

WHAT THE PENTAGON PLANS TO

DO.

Wendy: PLUS TENS OF

THOUSANDS TAKE TO THE STREET

TO PROTEST AN ISLAMIC

STATE.

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHERE.

Mark: AND CBN NEWS GETS

AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE

AMAZING REVIVAL TAKING PLACE

IN CHINA'S COUNTRYSIDE.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

AN HISTORIC HEARING TODAY ON

CAPITOL HILL.

IT WAS THE FIRST TIME ALL

THE HEADS OF THE U.S. ARMED

FORCES HAVE APPEARED BEFORE

THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES

COMMITTEE.

Mark: THEY WERE GRILLED

ABOUT THE GROWING PROBLEM OF

SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE

MILITARY.

DALE HURD HAS TONIGHT'S TOP

STORY.

Reporter: THE RECENT

PENTAGON REPORT FOUND THERE

WERE AS MANY AS 26,000

SEXUAL ASSAULTS WITHIN THE

MILITARY LAST YEAR.

UP FROM 19,000 THE YEAR

BEFORE.

NOBODY WHO VOLUNTEERS TO

SERVE OUR COUNTRY SHOULD BE

SUBJECTED TO THIS KIND OF

TREATMENT BY THOSE WITH WHOM

THEY SERVE.

Reporter: VICTIMS OFTEN

HESITATE TO REPORT THE

CRIMES BECAUSE OF A LACK OF

TRUST IN THEIR COMMANDING

OFFICERS.

CLAIMING MANY ARE SOFT ON

ENFORCING ACCOUNTABILITY.

WE ARE ACTING SWIFTLY AND

DELIBERATELY TO CHANGE A

CLIMATE THAT HAS BECOME A

BIT COMPLACENT.

Reporter: CONGRESS IS

NOW CONSIDERING AT LEAST

SEVEN BILLS THAT WOULD

OVERHAUL THE MILITARY

JUSTICE SYSTEM.

ONE PROPOSAL OPPOSED BY TOP

BRASS WOULD TAKE PROSECUTION

OF SEXUAL ASSAULTS OUT OF

THE CHAIN OF COMMAND,

PREVENTING COMMANDING

OFFICERS FROM DECIDING WHICH

CRIMES SHOULD GO TO TRIAL.

IT WOULD UNDERMINE THE

READINESS OF THE FORCE.

IT WOULD INHIBIT OUR

COMMANDER'S ABILITY TO SHAPE

THE CLIMATE AND DISCIPLINE

OF OUR UNITS.

Reporter: BUT SOME

VICTIMS OF MILITARY SEXUAL

ASSAULT WANT CHANGES.

THE SYSTEM IS RIGGED

AGAINST THE VICTIMS.

Reporter: A MAJORITY OF

THE SEATS IN THE SENATE

ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE ARE

NOW HELD BY WOMEN.

THIS ISN'T ABOUT SEX.

THIS IS ABOUT ASSAULTIVE

DOMINATION AND VIOLENCE.

Reporter: DALE HURD,

CBN NEWS.

Mark: BETRAYAL, FEAR,

INTIMIDATION, THOSE ARE SOME

OF THE WORDS USED TO

DESCRIBE HOW CONSERVATIVE

GROUPS FELT WHILE APPLYING

FOR TAX-EXEMPT STATUS WITH

THE I.R.S.

SOME OF THEM FOR THE FIRST

TIME ON CAPITOL HILL

TESTIFIED ABOUT THEIR

EXPERIENCES.

ONE GROUP SAYS IT WAITED

THREE YEARS BEFORE THE

I.R.S. APPROVED ITS

TAX-EXEMPT STATUS.

ANOTHER IS STILL WAITING.

BUT THEY'RE ALL UNITED IN

THEIR BELIEF THEY WERE

TARGETED BECAUSE OF THEIR

CONSERVATIVE POLITICAL

VIEWS.

WHEN SOME TEA PARTIES

FILLED OUT A COMPLETE

APPLICATION, OUR

ORGANIZATION FELL WITHIN THE

BOUNDARIES OF RECEIVING A

501C 4 STATUS, AND YET OUR

APPLICATION WAS SINGLED OUT

SOLELY BECAUSE WE HAD TEA

PARTY IN OUR NAME.

Mark: TODAY'S HOUSE AND

WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE

KICKED OFF THE FIRST OF

SEVERAL HEERGSE HEARINGS

THAT WILL INVESTIGATE THE

I.R.S. THIS WEEK.

Wendy: THE COURT RULED

POLICE CAN TAKE D.N.A.

SAMPLES WITHOUT A WARRANT

FROM SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR

SERIOUS CRIMES.

FIVE OF THE JUSTICES SAID

D.N.A. TESTING WAS A

LEGITIMATE PROCEDURE, LIKE

FINGERPRINTING.

28 STATES AND THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT NOW TAKE D.N.A.

SWABS AFTER ARREST.

PRIVACY ADVOCATES ARGUED IT

VIOLATES THE FOURTH

AMENDMENT.

SCASCALIA WROTE, "MAKE NO

MISTAKE ABOUT IT, AS AN

ENTIRELY PREDICTABLE

CONSEQUENCE OF TODAY'S

DECISION, YOUR D.N.A. CAN BE

TAKEN AND ENTERED INTO A

NATIONAL D.N.A. DATA BASE IF

YOU ARE EVER ARRESTED,

RIGHTLY OR WRONGLY AND FOR

WHATEVER REASON."

Mark: YESTERDAY WE TOLD

YOU HOW SMARTPHONE USERS WHO

WANT TO DITCH THEIR

PASSWORDS COULD USE

ELECTRONIC TATTOOS OR EVEN A

PILL TO DO THE JOB.

MOTOROLA HAS COME UP WITH A

TATTOO, CIRCUITS THAT ATTACH

TO YOUR SKIN WITH A RUBBER

STAMP.

TO VERIFY IDENTITY, USERS

PLACE THEIR SMARTPHONE NEAR

THROUGH TATTOO.

AND MOTOROLA HAS COME UP

WITH COMPUTER CHIP PILLS.

WHEN SWALLOWED, THEY GIVE

OFF AN ELECTRONIC TRACER

THAT CAN VERIFY THE

IDENTITY.

THESE DEVELOPMENTS CONCERN

PRIVACY ADVOCATES, AS DOES

THIS ONE: THE SEARCH ENGINE

YAHOO ANNOUNCED IT WOULD

PERFORM AUTOMATED SCANNING

AND CONTENT ANALYSIS OF ALL

E-MAILS SENT THROUGH YAHOO

MAIL.

USERS MUST AGREE OR CLOSE

THEIR ACCOUNTS.

Mark: DR. KATHRYN

ALBRIT JOINS US FROM

WASHINGTON.

LET'S TALK ABOUT YAHOO

FIRST.

WHAT DOES THEIR NEW POLICY

ALLOW THEM TO DO?

WELL, THE POLICY SAYS

THAT ANY E-MAIL THAT IS SENT

OR RECEIVED THROUGH A YAHOO

ACCOUNT CAN BE SCANNED.

IT IS AN AUTOMATED SCANNING

PROCESS, BUT IT GOES THROUGH

AND LOOKS FOR KEY WORDS,

NOUNS, CONCEPTS, AND STORES

ALL OF THAT INFORMATION AND

ANALYZES IT FOR ADVERTISING

PURPOSES OR FOR WHAT THEY

CALL ABUSE PR PROTECTION.

> IT MEANS YOU WILL HAVE

AN IMMENSE DOSSIER OF

PERSONAL INFORMATION BASED

ON THE PRIVATE E-MAILS THAT

YOU WRITE TO OTHER PEOPLE.

Wendy: WHAT ALARMS YOU

THE MOST ABOUT THIS PRIVACY

INVASION?

I THINK THE MOST ALARMING

ASPECTS WHEN PEOPLE WRITE

E-MAIL, THAT YOU'RE PUTTING

SOMETHING IN AN ENVELOPE,

THAT IT IS A PRIVATE

CORRESPONDENCE.

THE IDEA THEY WOULD BE

OPENING UP THE E-MAILS WE

SIMPLY ENTRUSTED THEM TO

DELIVER, THIS MEANS THEY CAN

GET ACCESS TO INFORMATION

YOU SEND YOUR DOCTORS, LEGAL

ACCOUNTS, YOUR ACCOUNTING,

YOUR TAX RETURNS.

THERE IS A WHOLE LOT OF

PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT

PEOPLE SHARE THROUGH E-MAIL,

AND NOW ALL OF THAT

INFORMATION IS GOING TO BE

IN YAHOO'S HANDS.

Wendy: LET'S GO BACK A

MOMENT TO THE ELECTRONIC

TATTOOS.

COULD THIS TECHNOLOGY GO

BEYOND PASSWORDS TO PERSONAL

INFORMATION, LIKE YOU WERE

JUST MENTIONING?

I THINK THE CONCERN IS

ABOUT ALL OF THESE THINGS

CONVERGING.

WE'VE TECHNOLOGIES THAT ARE

ALL DESIGNED TO TRACK.

AND WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO

FIND IS THAT SIGNAL IS GOING

TO BECOME YOUR

AUTHENTIFICATION, AND IT IS

GOING TO TRACK YOU.

TO GET IN TO START YOUR CAR,

YOU'RE IGNITION, TO OPEN

YOUR FRONT DOOR, TO TURN ON

YOUR COMPUTER, TO GET A DIAL

TONE ON YOUR PHONE.

AND ULTIMATELY, I HAVE TO

SAY AS A BIBLE BELIEVING

CHRISTIAN, I HAVE SOME

CONCERNS ABOUT THIS BEING A

MARK ON THE SKIN THAT IS

ACTUALLY TRANSMITTING A

NUMBER THAT DOWN THE ROAD

COULD BE USED TO BUY AND

SELL AND EVERY OTHER ACTION

IN SOCIETY.

Wendy: WHAT IS THE

DANGER WHEN PEOPLE TRADE

PRIVACY FOR CONVENIENCE?

I THINK ANY TIME YOU HEAR

THE WORD "SMART" LOOK OUT,

OR ANY TIME YOU HEAR THE

WORD "EFFICIENT" LOOK OUT.

BECAUSE I THINK WE'RE BEING

LULLED INTO A SENSE OF

ALMOST LAZINESS.

WHEN GOOGLE RECENTLY DECIDED

TO CONSOLIDATE ALL OF ITS

PRIVACY POLICIES, THEY SAID

IT IS TOO HARD FOR PEOPLE TO

KEEP TRACK OF WHERE TO GO

AND THE TRAFFIC, AND WE'LL

DO THAT FOR YOU.

AND I THINK IF WE'RE NOT

CAREFUL, WE'LL WAKE UP TO A

SOCIETY WHERE THEY'RE DOING

THE WORK FOR US AND WATCHING

US IN OUR OWN KITCHENS AND

BATHROOMS.

THAT'S NOT PRIVATE OR

INDEPENDENT.

Wendy: THAT WOULD BE

SCARY FOR US, AND PROBABLY

SCARY FOR THEM, TOO.

DR. KATHRYN AL BRIT, THANK

YOU FOR BEING WITH US.

THANK YOU.

Mark: FRANCE HAS TESTS

THAT HAVE COME BACK POSITIVE

FOR USE OF SIRA.

IT SAYS IT STILL NEEDS TO

TEST SAMPLES FROM VICTIMS

AND SITES OF SUSPECTED

CHEMICAL ATTACKS, BUT REBEL

AND SYRIAN FORCES HAVE LONG

ACCUSED EACH OTHER OF USING

SUCH WEAPONS.

THE U.N. REPORT DOES NOT

DETERMINE WHAT CHEMICALS

WERE USED OR WHICH SIDE USED

THEM, BUT IT DOES ACCUSE

BOTH SIDES OF COMMITTING WAR

CRIMES, AND WARNS AGAINST

THE INCREASED AVAILABILITY

OF WEAPONS.

IN TURKEY, UNPRECEDENTED

PROTESTS HAVE BEEN TAKING

PLACE FOR THE LAST FIVE

DAYS.

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF TURKS

HAVE TAKEN TO THE STREETS

DEMONSTRATING AGAINST

ATTEMPTS TO TURN TURKEY INTO

AN ISLAMIC STATE.

Wendy: NOW THE UNITED

STATES IS WAITING IN,

CONCERNED ABOUT HEAVY-HANDED

POLICE TACTICS.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS MORE.

George: IT BEGAN AS A

PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION OVER

A DISPUTED CONSTRUCTION

PROJECT.

BUT QUICKLY ESCALATED INTO

NATIONWIDE PROTESTS AGAINST

THE TURKISH GOVERNMENT.

[YELLING]

George: CROWDS CHANTING

"JUMP, JUMP, IF YOU'RE NOT

FOR TAYYIP."

THIS CROWD WANTS HIM AND HIS

GOVERNMENT GONE.

IN THE HEART OF ISTANBUL,

TENS OF THOUSANDS ARE

ACCUSING THE PRIME MINISTER

OF TRYING TO IMPOSE STRICT

ISLAMIC REFORMS ON A COUNTRY

THAT HAS DEEP SECULAR

TRADITIONS.

THIS IS NOT TAKSIM

SQUARE.

THIS IS THE RED SQUARE.

THIS IS THE SQUARE OF THE

REVOLUTION.

George: SINCE COMING TO

POWER IN 2002, ERDOGAN HAS

LIFTED THE BAN ON WOMEN

WEARING HEAD SCARVES, BILLED

17,000 MOSQUES, AND BANNED

KISSING IN PUBLIC, AND

PASSED A LAW PROHIBITING THE

SALE OF ALCOHOL.

SIGNS THEY SAY OF A KEEPING

ISLAMIZATION OF TURKEY.

WE ARE CONTINUING THIS

RESISTANCE.

IT STARTED THREE TO FOUR

DAYS AGO.

PEOPLE DON'T SEE WHAT IS

HAPPENING TO OUR COUNTRY.

George: DEMONSTRATIONS

HAVE HIT 48 CITIES ACROSS

THE COUNTRY.

POLICE ARE ACCUSED OF BEING

HEAVY-HANDED.

TURKEY IS A KEY AMERICAN

ALLY IN THE REGION, BUT THE

U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE

CALLED ERDOGAN TO SHOW

RESTRAINT.

WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT

THE REPORTS OF EXCESSIVE USE

OF FORCE BY POLICE.

George: AT THE HEART OF

THIS CRISIS, EXPERTS SAY IS

A BATTLE BETWEEN SECULAR

LIBERAL-MINDED TURKS, AND

THOSE WHO WANT TO TURN THE

COUNTRY MORE CONSERVATIVE OR

MORE ISLAMIC.

Mark: AND EGYPTIAN

COURT HAS CONVICTED 43

NON-PROFIT WORKERS OF USING

FOREIGN FUNDS TO IN SIGHT

UNREST.

ALL BUT ONE WERE SENTENCED

IN AB SENTIA.

AND EACH RECEIVED FIVE YEARS

IN JAIL, INCLUDING SAM

LAHOOD.

THE WHITE HOUSE HAS YET TO

COMMENT ON THE CONVICTIONS.

Wendy: COMING UP, A

CLOSER LOOK AT THE

ADMINISTRATION'S EXPLANATION

AS TO WHAT HAPPENED DURING

THE BENGHAZI SCANDAL.

>

Mark: PRESIDENT OBAMA

PROMISED HIS ADMINISTRATION

WOULD BE THE MOST

TRANSPARENT ADMINISTRATION

EVER.

Wendy: BUT CRITICS SAY

THE WHITE HOUSE HAS BEEN

ANYTHING BUT, ESPECIALLY

WHEN IT COMES TO FINDING OUT

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN THE

ATTACK AT BENGHAZI.

Mark: JOHN JESSUP HAS

THAT STORY FROM WASHINGTON.

Reporter: THE

ACCUSATIONS RANGE FROM A

COVER-UP, TO STONEWALLING,

TO SIMPLY TELLING A LIE.

IT'S ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT

LYING.

IT IS ABOUT PEOPLE BEING IN

HARM'S WAY, FEELING

ABANDONED, AND WE'VE GOT TO

REPAIR THAT TRUST.

Reporter: SINCE THE

ATTACK IN BENGHAZI, THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS

BEEN ON THE DEFENSIVE,

RESPONDING TO QUESTIONS

ABOUT THE ATTACK THAT

ULTIMATELY CLAIMED THE LIVES

OF FOUR AMERICANS, INCLUDING

AMBASSADOR STEVENS.

THE EXPLANATIONS THEN AND

NOW JUST DON'T ADD UP, AND

SOME SAY NEARLY NINE MONTHS

LATER, THERE ARE MORE

QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS.

IT WAS CLEAR TO ME THAT

EVERYONE ON THOSE CALLS

SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT THIS

WAS AN ATTACK, A

PRE-MEDITATED TERRORIST

ATTACK.

Reporter: CONGRESS HAS

LAUNCHED SEVERAL

INVESTIGATIONS ON BENGHAZI,

AND LAST MONTH'S STATE

HEARING WASFIEL WAS

FOLLOWED UP WITH A PROMISE

TO CONTINUE THEIR PURSUIT OF

THE TRUTH.

THIS HEARING OPENED THE

FLOODGATES, BUT THERE ARE

MANY, MANY MORE HEARINGS WE

HAVE TO GO THROUGH TO FIND

OUT THE TRUTH, AND FIND OUT

WHY THE TRUTH BECAME A LIE.

Reporter: THE WHITE

HOUSE CALLS THE CONSTANT

FOCUS A SIDE SHOW AND A

POLITICAL CIRCUS, BUT

CRITICS SAY THEY MEAN

BUSINESS.

LAST WEEK THE REPUBLICAN

CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE

OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

SUBPOENAED ALL DOCUMENTS AND

COMMUNICATIONS REFERRING OR

RELATING TO THE BENGHAZI

TALKING POINTER TO CURRENT

AND FORMER STATE DEPARTMENT

OFFICIALS.

AND THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL

COMMITTEE FILED A FREEDOM OF

INFORMATION ACT REQUEST FOR

CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE

STATE DEPARTMENT AND THE

PRESIDENT'S 2012 RE-ELECTION

CAMPAIGN.

IT BELIEVES AT THE VERY

LEAST, THE ADMINISTRATION

MISLED AMERICANS ABOUT THE

ATTACK.

JOHN JESSUP, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Mark: AND FOR MORE ON

THIS, WE SPOKE WITH AUTHOR

AND HISTORIAN BILL

FETTERER.

ON "THE 700 CLUB," PAT

ROBERTSON ASKED HIM WHY THE

U.S. MIGHT NOT HAVE SENT ANY

HELP TO THE CONSULATE IN

BENGHAZI WHEN IT WAS UNDER

ATTACK.

WELL, IT'S INTERESTING,

PRIOR TO BENGHAZI, HILLARY

CLINTON MEETS WITH 57 MUSLIM

COUNTRY LEADERS IN ISTANBUL

TURKEY.

THEY'RE THE RICHEST MEN IN

THE WORLD, THE O.I.C., THE

ORGANIZATION OF ISLAMIC

COOPERATION.

THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING

THAT HILARY CO-CHAIRED WAS

TO PUSH A RESOLUTION THAT

WOULD OUTLAW FREE SPEECH

INSULTING ISLAM.

THE ADMINISTRATION'S ACTIONS

IMMEDIATELY AFTER BENGHAZI

SEEMED TO CURIOUSLY LINE UP

WITH THE PROMISES MADE IN

ISTANBUL TO THESE 57 MUSLIM

COUNTRY LEADERS TO PROMOTE

LAWS TO PROHIBIT FREE SPEECH

INSULTING ISLAM.

Mark: TO VIEW THAT

ENTIRE INTERVIEW, YOU CAN

VISIT OUR WEBSITE,

CBNNEWS.COM.

Wendy: AND UP NEXT, HOW

MINISTERS ARE SEEING GOD

MOVE IN THE CHINESE

COUNTRYSIDE.

Wendy: TODAY MARKS THE

24th ANNIVERSARY OF THE

TIANANMEN SQUARE PROTEST.

THE BLOODY CRACKDOWN BY THE

CHINESE MILITARY DROVE ONE

OF THE LEADERS INTO EXILE.

HE NOW HAS A MINISTRY

OPPOSED TO CHINA'S FORCED

ABORTIONS UNDER THE

ONE-CHILD POLICY.

SHE TOLD A U.S.

CONGRESSIONAL SUBCOMMITTEE

THAT HER COUNTRY MAY BE

MATERIALLY RICH BUT IS

SPIRITUALLY POOR.

SHE BELIEVES CHRIST IS

CHINA'S BEST HOPE, AND SHE

PRAYS THAT CHINESE

CONVERSIONS TO CHRISTIANITY

WILL LEAD TO, QUOTE,"A GODLY

PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN AMERICA

AND CHINA."

PRESIDENT OBAMA MEETS WITH

CHINA'S NEW PRESIDENT NEXT

WEEK.

MEANWHILE, CHINA'S VAST

COUNTRY SIDE IS EXPERIENCING

A POWERFUL MOVE OF GOD.

CBN NEWS HAS OBTAINED

EXCLUSIVE IMAGES FROM INSIDE

THE COUNTRY OF THIS AMAZING

REVIVAL.

Marty: IN

Mark: IN TONIGHT'S

FORECAST REPORT, GEORGE

THOMAS INTRODUCES US TO A

COUPLE OF CHINESE EVIL LISTS

EVANGELISTS WHO ARE

WITNESSING MIRACLES

FIRSTHAND.

George: HE CAPTURES

THIS VIDEO ON A HOME CAMERA,

PROOF THAT GOD IS MOVING IN

CHINA.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME

YOU SEE CHRISTIANS OPENLY

PRAISING GOD.

George: HE GAVE CBN

NEWS EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO

HOURS OF VIDEO OF PICTURES

TAKEN IN DOZENS OF LOCATIONS

ACROSS CHINA.

THEY SHOW ONE THING IN

COMMON: MEN AND WOMEN OF ALL

AGES BEING TOUCHED BY THE

POWER OF GOD.

EVERYWHERE I GO, I MEET

PEOPLE WHO ARE HUNGRY FOR

GOD, AND HE IS SHOWING UP.

George: JUAN AND HIS

WIFE ARE FULL-TIME

EVANGELISTS.

SINCE 2003, THEY HAVE

CRISS-CROSSED THE CHINESE

HEARTLAND SHARING THE GOSPEL

OF JESUS CHRIST.

GOD CALLED US TO FOCUS ON

THE RURAL AREAS WHERE LIFE

IS OFTEN VERY DIFFICULT.

George: DIFFICULT, YET

SIMPLE IN MANY WAYS.

JUAN SHOWED CBN NEWS

PICTURES HOW PEOPLE ARE

BAPTIZED IN RURAL AREAS.

SOMETIMES I BAPTIST TIES

THEM IN A RIVER.

A COUPLE OF TIMES I

CONDUCTED BAPTISMS IN THE

SHOWER.

VERY OFTEN WE JUST HAVE TO

IMPROVISE.

George: IT WAS HERE IN

THE CHINESE COUNTRYSIDE THAT

CHRISTIANITY FIRST BEGAN

DECADES AGO.

MOST OF THE RURAL CHRISTIANS

NOW ARE WOMEN MEETING IN

EITHER GOVERNMENT-SANCTIONED

CHURCHES OR IN SO-CALLED

HOUSE CHURCHES.

THE YOUNG AND OLDER MEN

HAVE MOVED TO THE BIG CITIES

TO LOOK FOR JOBS.

SO MOST OF THOSE WHO ATTEND

THESE SERVICES ARE OLDER

WOMEN.

George: AND MIND YOU,

SHARING THE GOSPEL IN CHINA

IS STILL FORBIDDEN.

I WAS ARRESTED HERE A

NUMBER OF TIMES.

George: SUCH CHRISTIAN

GATHERINGS ARE ILLEGAL SINCE

THEY AREN'T APPROVED BY THE

GOVERNMENT.

THE GOVERNMENT DOESN'T

ALLOW PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN ONE

CITY TO TRAVEL TO ANOTHER

CITY.

WE'RE MINDFUL OF THEIR

RELATIONS.

George: DESPITE THE

GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS,

THEY SAY WHAT IS HAPPENING

SPIRITUALLY IN THE COUNTRY

IS NOTHING SHORT OF

REMARKABLE.

THERE ARE STILL MASSES OF

CONVERTS EVERY DAY IN THE

COUNTRYSIDE.

IT IS VERY ENCOURAGING.

George: THIS MAN, WHO

WE WILL CALL PETER, HAS

WORKED WITH CHINA'S

UNDERGROUND CHURCHES FOR

DECADES.

CBN HAS AGREED TO CONCEAL

HIS IDENTITY TO PROTECT

HIM.

PEOPLE FROM SO MANY

PLACES ARE COMING TO

CHRIST'S IN LARGE NUMBERS.

CHURCHES ARE REACHING OUT TO

RURAL MINORITY GROUP AND

UNREACHED PEOPLE'S GROUPS.

TODAY IS COMMUNIST

CHINA'S GLOBAL MANIFESTO.

George: IT IS A FAR CRY

FROM THE DARK DAYS OF THE

CULTURE REVOLUTION.

HE HEADS THE CENTER FOR

RELIGION AND CHINESE SOCIETY

AT THE UNIVERSITY.

AT THAT TIME ALL CHURCHES

AND MOSQUES WERE CLOSED, AND

NO PUBLIC RELIGIOUS SERVICE

WAS ALLOWED.

George: CHINESE

GOVERNMENT AND INTERNATIONAL

SURVEYS NOW REPORT MILLIONS

OF CHINESE PEOPLE FLOCKING

TO RELIGIONS LIKE

CHRISTIANITY, BUDDHISM,

TAOISM, AND ISLAM.

BUT IT IS CHRISTIANITY THAT

IS EXPERIENCING THE MOST

DRAMATIC GROWTH.

CBN NEWS OBTAINED THIS MAP

SHOWING THE STUNNING PICTURE

OF CHRISTIANITY'S EXPLOSION

ACROSS CHINA'S CITIES,

COUNTIES, AND VILLAGES.

IF THE CURRENT TREND OF

GROWTH KEEPS AT THE CURRENT

PACE, I THINK IT IS LIKELY

IN THE NEXT 30 OR 40 YEARS,

THE NUMBER OF CHRISTIANS IN

CHINA WILL REACH A REALLY

HIGH NUMBER, PERHAPS SIMILAR

TO THE U.S. OR BRAZIL.

George: JUAN SAYS THE

PREACHING OF THE WORD OF GOD

IN THE COUNTRYSIDE IS

USUALLY FOLLOWED BY MIRACLES

AND HEALINGS.

PEOPLE WHO COULD NEVER

WALK BEFORE BEGAN WALKING.

THE BLIND SEE.

I HAVE EVEN WITNESSED A MAN

BEING RAISED FROM THE DEAD.

WE SEE AMAZING HEARINGS AND

MIRACLES EACH TIME WE

TRAVEL.

George: JUAN IS A

WALKING MIRACLE HIMSELF.

IN THE LATE '90S, HE AND HIS

WIFE LIVED IN BUTTE

BUDAPEST, RUNNING A

SUCCESSFUL CLOTHING

KILOMETRE.

I SOON REALIZED I NEEDED

SOMETHING MORE THAN MATERIAL

SUCCESS.

I GAVE MY HEART TO THE

LORD.

George: SIX MONTHS

LATER, HE WAS VICIOUSLY

ATTACKED BY MEMBERS OF A

CHINESE MAFIA TEAM BASED IN

BUDAPEST.

HE SHOWS US THE KNIFE SCARS

ON HIS BACK, ARMS, AND

STOMACH, THAT HE SAYS SERVES

AS REMINDERS OF GOD'S

PROTECTION AND

FAITHFULNESS.

I WAS STABBED OVER 50

TIMES AND ALMOST LOST MY

LIFE, BUT I KNOW GOD SPARED

ME FOR A REASON.

George: AND THIS IS IT,

THE OPPORTUNITY TO REACH THE

REMOTE PARTS OF THIS GREAT

LAND, WITH A MESSAGE OF HOPE

AND SALVATION FOUND IN JESUS

CHRIST.

I PREACH IN THE

GOVERNMENT-SANCTIONED

CHURCHES AND HOUSE CHURCHES,

AND IN MOST PLACES, GOD IS

MOVING IN POWERFUL WAYS.

MY PRAYER IS THAT ONE DAY IN

OUR NATION WILL HEAR ABOUT

JESUS CHRIST.

George: GEORGE THOMAS,

CBN NEWS, BEIJING.

Mark: AND THE GOSPEL

WILL PREVAIL.

UP NEXT, WHY THIS SCOTTISH

WOMAN AND HER KIDS ARE

MAKING HISTORY.

Wendy: AND FINALLY

TONIGHT, A MOTHER IN

SCOTLAND HAS DEFIED THE

ODDS.

Mark: SHE HAS GIVEN

BIRTH TO HER THIRD SET OF

TWINS.

THE DOCTORS SAY THE CHANCES

OF DOING THAT IS 500,000 TO

ONE.

SHE GAVE BIRTH TO TWIN

DAUGHTERS AFTER HAVING TWO

SETS OF TWIN BOYS, AGES 12

AND 14.

HE SAYS HER HUSBAND DID NOT

BELIEVE HER WHEN SHE BROKE

THE NEWS OF HER THIRD

PREGNANCY.

THEY PLAN TO GET A BIGGER

CAR AND CONVERT THE LOFT IN

THEIR HOME TO BEDROOMS.

Wendy: SHE GOT HER TWO

GIRLS.

SHE HAD TWO SET OF BOY TWINS

AND NOW SHE HAS TWO

BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS.

I LOVE IT.

Mark: THEY NEED TO DO A

REALITY SHOW ON THEM.

Wendy: I BET THEY

WILL.

Mark: THEY MIGHT.

THAT'S ALL FOR THIS EDITION

OF "NEWSWATCH."

Wendy: THA

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