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CBN NewsWatch: June 13, 2013

On Newswatch, June 13: NSA leaker's latest revelations put US on defense, Obamacare may cause exodus on Capitol Hill, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH"

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NSA'S

SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM.

MORE ON WHAT WASHINGTON IS

SAYING.

PLUS DANGEROUS WILD FIRES

DESTROYING HOMES AND EVACUATING

MASSES, WE'LL SHOW YOU WHERE.

AND WE'LL LOOK AT WHY SOME

CHURCHES THRIVE DURING

RECESSIONS.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING EVERYONE I AM MARK

MARTIN.

TODAY THE DIRECTOR OF FBI

BLASTED NSA WHISTLE BLOWER

EDWARD SNOWEDEN.

SUPPORT IS GROWING FOR SNOWDEN

IN HONG KONG.

HEATHER SELLS HAS MORE.

REPORTER: U.S. GOVERNMENT

WANTS TO TAKE DOWN ANY

PERCEPTION OF EDWARD SNOWEDEN

AND PAINT HIM AS SOMEONE THAT

DAMAGED THE COUNTRY.

FBI DIRECTOR MULLEN.

IT HAS CAUSED SIGNIFICANT

DAMAGE TO OUR SAFETY.

REPORTER: MULLEN WANTS A

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION.

THESE PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN

CONDUCTED CONSISTENT WITH THE

CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE

UNITED STATES.

REPORTER: MANY BELIEVE HONG

KONG IS GIVING HIM SYMPATHY.

HE HAD EVIDENCE OF U.S.

GOVERNMENT HACKING IN HONG KONG

AND CHINA.

SNOWEDEN'S CLAIMS ARE NOT

VERIFIED MANY APPEAR TO BELIEVE

THEM.

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST IN HONG

KONG ARE PLANNING LARGE ANTIU.S.

RALLY.

SNOWEDEN HAS FAITH IN THE COURTS

AND PEOPLE TO DECIDE HIS FAITH

AND MAY SEEK ASYLUM IN ICELAND

OR RUSSIA.

IT HAS ESCALATED TENSIONS

BETWEEN CHINA AND U.S. BOTH

ACCUSING OTHER OF CYBER ATTACKS.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

FOUNDATION FOR DEFENSE OF

DEMOCRACIES, JOINING US MORE,

DR. GORKA, FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE

SURVEILLAN

SURVEILLANCE COURT OKAYED THE

MONITOR.

TELL US ABOUT IT?

IT WAS SET UP AS A

CONSEQUENCE OF VARIOUS

CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE AND FALL

OUT FROM WATERGATE SCANDALS.

IT IS A CLOSED CLASSIFIED

JUDICIAL SYSTEM, WHEREBY

INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES, FBI, NSA

ETC. APPLY FOR CERTAIN

SURVEILLANCE ACTIVITIES.

IT IS A COURT IN MOST INSTANCES,

IN THE VAST MAJORITY APPROVE

SUCH REQUESTS AND THAT IS ONE OF

THE DOCUMENTS LEAKED TO THE

PRESS TODAY IN RECENT DAYS.

MOST OF THE REQUESTS THAT

COME BEFORE ARE APPROVED SINCE

ITS FOUNDING IN 1979, ONLY 11

DENIED MORE THAN 33,000, SHOULD

AMERICANS BE CONCERNED?

LET'S START WITH THE FACTS

OF THE CASE AS WE KNOW THEM IN

THE MEDIA SO FAR.

AN INDIVIDUAL WORKING FOR A

CONTRACTOR WHO HAD SECURITY

CLEARANCES REACHED THE

REQUIREMENTS OF HIS EMPLOYMENT

AND RELEASED THIS CLASSIFIED

INFORMATION TO A BRITISH

NEWSPAPER.

ACCORDING TO THE MEDIA REPORTS,

SPECIFIC DOCUMENT IN QUESTION

CONCERNS THE SELECTION OR

COLLECTION OF SO-CALLED DATA.

NOT THE ACTUAL CONTENT OF

DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN AMERICANS OR

AMERICANS AND FOREIGN NATIONALS.

SIMPLY THE NUMBERS CALLED BY

WHICH SUBSCRIBER, DURATION OF

THE CALL AND SO FORTH.

THAT WAS COLLECTED FOR POTENTIAL

USE LATER IN COUNTERTERRORISM

INVESTIGATION.

SHOULD WE BE CONCERNED?

THAT IS A QUESTION FOR MEMBERS

OF CONGRESS TO ASK AND HAVE

ANSWERED BY THE VARIOUS

COMMITTEES INVESTIGATING THIS.

FACT IS SOMEBODY HAS BROKEN THE

SECRET REQUIREMENTS OF HIS WORK.

THIS COMES AT A TIME WHEN

NUMEROUS SCANDALS HAVE HIT

EXECUTIVE, BE IT THE IRS, AP

ROITERS OTHER INFORMATION

COLLECTING SCANDALS.

OKAY.

DR. SEBASTIAN GORK A, MILITARY

AFFAIRS FELLA WITH THE

FOUNDATION FOR DEFENSE

DEMOCRACIES, THANK YOU FOR YOUR

TIME, SIR.

VERY WELCOME.

A MEASURE BANNING ABORTIONS

AFTER 20 WEEKS APPROVED BY HOUSE

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE.

PASSED ON A PARTY LINE OF 20-12.

BILL WOULD NARROW CURRENT LAW

ENACTED AFTER SUPREME COURT

RULING IN ROE V. WADE BANNING IT

AFTER 24 WEEKS.

THIS BAN WILL PREVENT AFTER 20

WEEKS OF PREGNANCY IN ALL CASES

EXCEPT WHEN THE MOTHER'S LIFE IS

IN DANGER.

FULL HOUSE BILL LATER THIS

MONTH.

IF IT PASSES, IT IS EXPECTED TO

DIE IN THE SENATE.

AUTHORITIES SHUT DOWN FOUR

MARYLAND ABORTION CLINICS AND

SUSPENDED LICENSE OF THREE

DOCTORS IN MAY.

DEATH OF A PATIENT IN ONE CLINIC

AND LACKS PROCEDURES IN ALL

FOUR.

A WOMAN DIED FOLLOWING AN

ABORTION AT BALTIMORE CLINIC.

DOCTOR OR ACSICIS -- ASSISTANT USED

THE DEFIBRILLATOR.

THE DEFIBRILLATOR DIDN'T EVEN

WORK.

'OBAMACARE' MAY COST WASHINGTON

LEADERS, POLITICO REPORTERS

DOZENS OF LAWMAKERS AND AIDS ON

CAPITOL HILL ARE CONSIDERING

QUITTING OR RETIRING EARLY.

WORRY?

THE PRESIDENT'S HEALTH CARE PLAN

WILL CAUSE INSURANCE PREMIUMS TO

SKYROCKET.

A PROVISION SAYS MEMBERS OF

CONGRESS AND AIDS HAVE TO USE

HEALTH CARE PLANS CREATED BY THE

BILL OR OFFERED THROUGH A NEW

HEALTH CARE EXCHANGE.

THOSE LAWMAKERS WILL NO LONGER

HAVE ACCESS TO THEIR CURRENT

FEDERAL HEALTH BENEFITS.

PRESIDENT'S HEALTH CARE LAW GOES

INTO EFFECT NEXT YEAR.

TOWN NEARLY FLATTENED BY A

DEADDEAD

DEADLY PLANT FERTILIZER PLANT

EXPLOSION -- DOES NOT QUALIFY AS

A MAJOR DISASTER.

THAT WILL PREVENT WEST FROM

GETTING WIDESPREAD FINANCIAL

HELP THAT COMES ALONG WITH

DISASTERS LIKE TORNADOS.

MAYOR SAYS WITHOUT THE MONEY

THEY CAN'T COVER THE COST.

WE CAN'T BORROW MONEY FROM

THIS PROJECT.

WE HAVE TO HAVE ASSISTANCE FROM

THE GOVERNMENT.

GOVERNMENT OBVIOUSLY, DOESN'T

THINK WE NEED HELP.

YOU GO TO AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ

AND BUILD CITIES, WE CAN'T BUILD

THREE OR FOUR BLOCKS OF ROAD IN

WEST, TEXAS.

THAT IS PATHETIC.

STATE OFFICIALS HAVE VOWED TO

REVERSE FEMA'S DECISION.

GIANT FLAMES AND THICK SMOKE

ACROSS COLORADO TODAY, THREE

MASSIVE WILDFIRES CONTINUE TO

BURN OUT OF CONTROL, HOT

TEMPERATURES, GUSTY WINDS AND

DRY FORESTS ARE FUELLING THE

FLAMES.

LORIE JOHNSON REPORTERS.

REPORTER: BLACK FOREST FIRE

NEAR COLORADO SPRINGS WIPING OUT

360 HOMES MAKING IT THE MOST

DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN STATE

HISTORY.

MORE THAN 9,000 PEOPLE FORCED TO

EVACUATE HOMES.

IT WAS AWFUL TO WATCH IT JUST

BURN DOWN.

OUR CATS ARE THERE.

IT WAS HORRIBLE.

WE TOOK PHOTOGRAPHS, THINGS

WE CAN'T REPLACE.

OTHER THEN THAT, FIRE INSURANCE

HAS A REASON.

REPORTER: OFFICIALS SAY

SHIFTING WINDS ARE MAKING FIRES

MORE DANGEROUS AND UNPREDICTABLE

UNPREDICTABLE.

FIRE HAS DOUBLED BACK TO

STRUCTURES WE DECLARED STANDING

ARE ENGULFED IN FLAMES.

REPORTER: ONE PERSON IS

MISSING AFTER CHOOSING NOT TO

LEAVE.

IT MAY HAVE COST THEIR LIFE.

REPORTER: SEPARATE FIRE TO

THE SOUTH BURNED 20 BUILDINGS

AND FORCED A THOUSAND INMATES TO

EVACUATE.

OFFICIALS SAY THE FAST MOVING

COLORADO FIRES THREATENS

THOUSANDS OF HOMES WORTH

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

WILDFIRES RAGING OUT OF CONTROL

IN OREGON, NEW MEXICO AND

CALIFORNIA.

LORIE JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

IN OTHER NEWS, UNITED NATIONS

SAY 93,000 KILLED IN THE CIVIL

WAR IN SYRIA.

THAT IS THE CONFIRMED DEATH

TOLL.

U.N. SAYS THE REAL NUMBER SPANS

MARCH 2011 THROUGH APRIL OF THIS

YEAR.

TURKEY'S PRIME MINISTER ISSUED

CALLED -- LAWBREAKERS, WITHIN 24

HOURS IT WOULD BE RESOLVED AND

PROTESTERS GONE AND REJECTING

CONDEMNATION EXCESSIVE USE OF

FORCE.

PROTESTERS REJECT THE

AUTHORITARIAN STYLE AND IMPOSING

RELIGIOUS LIFE STYLE ON A

COUNTRY WITH SECULAR LAWS.

FOR MORE ON THE SITUATION IN

TURKEY, WE TURN TO SENIOR

INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT

GEORGE THOMAS.

WELCOME, GEORGE.

THANKS.

IT DEPENDS ON HOW HE ACTS IN THE

NEXT FEW HOURS.

LATE NIGHT MEETINGS WITH THE

FOLKS THAT ORGANIZED THE

DEMONSTRATION.

NO REAL LEADER.

WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

CLEARLY AS YOU CAN SEE, LIVE

PICTURES FROM THE SQUARE.

FOLKS ARE GEARED UP.

PASDZING OUT WATER, PUTTING ON

MASKS, CLEAR LY GETTING READY FOR

THE AUTHORITIES.

THEY TAKE IRDIWAN AT HIS WORD.

TURKEY IS AN OVERWHELMING

MUSLIM NATION.

THE MAJORITY DON'T WANT THE

COUNTRY TO TURN ISLAM, DO THAT?

NO.

THEY HAVE A DEEP SECULAR

TRADITION.

THE FOUNDER OF TURKEY DID AWAY

WITH THE ISLAMIC STYLE OF

JURISPRUDENCE AND SAID I WANT TO

BUILD A SECULAR TRADITION.

IT HAS STAYED THIS LONG.

WHEN IRDIWAN SAID I WANT TO GO

BACK AND RESUSCITATE, REVIVE THE

ISLAMIC ROOTS OF OUR NATION.

THAT IS WHAT THIS DEMONSTRATION

TO A LARGE PART IS ABOUT.

GEORGE, IS THIS THE START OF

TURKEY'S ARAB SPRING?

I DON'T THINK SO.

WHAT MAKES THIS DIFFERENT FROM

EGYPT, TUNISIA, LIBYA, IN

TURKEY, IRDIWAN HAS BEEN IN

POWER 10 YEARS THAT IS DIFFERENT

THAN ARAB SPRING.

CLEARLY A DISSATISFACTION.

SECULAR TURKS THAT DON'T WANT TO

LIVE UNDER ISLAMIC SHARIA LAW.

WHEN HE CAME INTO POWER 10 YEAR

AGO, IN THE LAST 10 YEARS HE HAS

BUILT 17,000 MOSQUES.

WOW.

JUST RECENTLY BANNED SALE OF

ALCOHOL.

WE DO NOT LIKE THE DIRECTION

THAT TURKEY IS HEADED TO.

GEORGE THOMAS, THANKS AGAIN.

COMING UP, A BOY BANNED FROM

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TALENT SHOW

ALL BECAUSE HE WANTED TO SING

ABOUT JESUS.

WELCOME BACK, A CALIFORNIA

KINDERGARTENER WAS BANNED FROM

THE SCHOOL'S TALENT SHOW BECAUSE

IT WAS A CHRISTIAN SONG.

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[SINGING]

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SALT CREEK ELEMENTARY TOLD

AUSTIN HE COULDN'T SEE "OUR GOD

IS MERCY."

HIS PARENTS SOUGHT COUNSEL AND

EMBRACING SECULARISM TO APPEASE

ANTIRELIGION ACTIVIST CALLING IT

A VIOLATION OF RIGHTS.

I WASN'T 100% SURE.

I DIDN'T KNOW IF THEY ARE AWARE

OF WHAT YOU ARE ALLOWED TO DO.

WE ARE TRYING TO TEACH OUR

KIDS TO STAND UP WITH WHAT YOU

BELIEVE WITH, RESPECTFULLY AND

WITH AS MUCH KNOWLEDGE.

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS ALLOWED

AUSTIN TO PERFORM.

GOOD.

THERE WAS A HAPPY ENDING.

FAMILY WHO WAGED A NATIONAL

FIGHT TO GET 10-YEAR-OLD

DAUGHTER ON ADULT TRANSPLANT

LIST SAYS WEDNESDAY'S SURGERY

WAS A SUCCESS.

DOCTORS SAY LITTLE SARAH

MURNAGHAN COULD BE AWAKE AND

HEADED HOME IN NEXT MONTH OR

TWO.

HER PARENTS CHALLENGED

TRANSPLANT POLICY MAKES CHILDREN

UNDER 12 WAIT FOR PEDIATRIC

LUNGS.

A JUDGE RULED SHE SHOULD BE

ELIGIBLE FOR ADULT LUNGS.

SITTING IN THAT ROOM WITH

THAT LITTLE GIRL PARALYZED

INTUBATED, FEELING LIKE WE WERE

GOING NOWHERE TO TODAY BEING IN

THAT OPERATING ROOM WITH A

CHANCE FOR A NEW BEGINNING IS

AMAZING.

JUDGE IN SARAH'S CASE RULED

11 YEAR OLD FROM NEW YORK CITY

SHOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR ADULT

LUNGS AS WELL.

MORE THAN ONE HAPPY ENDING.

UP NEXT, HOW TOUGH ECONOMIC

TIMES CAN MAKE OR BREAK A CHURCH

OR MAKE IT STRONGER.

YOU WOULD EXPECT A RECESSION

TO CREATE HARD TIMES MOST

EVERYWHERE.

THAT IS NOT ALL THE CASE, PAUL

STRAND EXPLAINS, HARD TIMES ARE

OFTEN THE BEST TIMES FOR

EVANGELICAL CHURCHES.

THROUGHOUT HISTORY, BELIEF

HAS BEEN WHEN THE GOING GETS

ROUGH, HARDEST HIT OFTEN GET

GOING TO CHURCH.

ONE ECONOMIC'S PROFESSOR FOUND

IN ALL THE RECESSIONS,

EVANGELICAL CHURCHES HAVE GROAN

50%.

PASTOR WAYNE SAYS IT HAS

SHAKEN PEOPLE AND STOLEN THEIR

PEACE.

THEY ARE LOOKING FOR

SOMETHING TO SATISFY THEIR SOUL.

GATEWAY ENCOUNTERED 8500

PEOPLE COMING TO WEEKEND

SERVICES, NOW IT IS MORE THAN

21,000.

IT HAS BEEN QUITE THE SPIKE.

NUMBERS GROWTH IS NOT THE

ONLY KIND OF THRIVING.

ECONOMIC HARD TIMES ARE THE BEST

OF TIMES FOR EVANGELICAL

CHURCHES.

OTHERS ARE NEARLY CRUSHED.

THAT IS THE TRUE MEANING OF

CONGREGATION.

HUGE BUILDING PROJECT SADDLED

THE CHURCH WITH A SEVEN FIGURE

MORTGAGE JUST AS THE RECESSION

HIT.

THEY COULDN'T MAKE ENDS MEET.

WE WERE LOSING FOUR FAMILIES

A WEEK HAD TO MOVE OUT OF L.A.

AREA.

FORCED PAINFUL CUTS.

WE LAID OFF OUR STAFF 17 DOWN

TO 4.

FOUR LEFT HAD TO TAKE 10% CUT

AND NO RAISES.

CHURCH MEMBER, CINDY BELL

WATCHED ONE HOMEOWNER AFTER

ANOTHER GO DOWN.

THOSE HARD HIT REALIZE THEY

HAVE A CHOICE.

THEY CAN MOVE TOWARD GOD OR

AWAY FROM HIM.

LAYOFF, LOSING HOMES, HEALTH

BECAUSE OF THE STRESS AND ALL

THOSE THINGS, YEAH, IT COULD

CRUSH US.

WE HAVE A GOD WHO IS BIGGER THEN

THAT.

THROUGHOUT STRUGGLES WE HAVE

GONE THROUGH, WE HAVE BECOME

STRONGER AND THAT IS HOW WE HAVE

DONE WELL.

THEY TURN TO HELP OTHERS.

IT WAS ECONOMIC HARDSHIP THAT

BROUGHT ME TO MY KNEES.

FOR FIVE YEARS STRUGGLING IN

AND OUT OF WORK.

PEOPLE WOULD PRAY WITH ME.

IT GAVE ME A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT

OF FAITH.

SHE SCORED THE BEST JOB SHE

HAS EVER HAD.

FORMER WORK AHOLIC RICHARD.

I LET GO OF MY SECOND JOB.

HOME MORE WITH MY FAMILY, AT

CHURCH MORE OFTEN.

THOSE ARE THE EXAMPLES I SAW.

SINGLE MOM, DANA MOVED TO

CALIFORNIA ONLY TO LEARN

EXPECTED WORK FELL THROUGH.

FOUND MYSELF WITHOUT A JOB,

NEW PLACE, NOT A LOT OF FAMILY.

CHURCH RUSHED TO HER AID.

THEY HELPED ME FINANCIALLY,

EMOTIONALLY.

CHURCH PEOPLE FED HER JOB

LEADS AND REFERENCES.

EVEN PASTOR KIRBY STEPPED IN

WHICH LED TO A JOB IN A LOCAL

LAW OFFICE.

HARDEST OF HARDEST TIME, GOD

HAS PROVIDED.

PASTOR LANE SAYS HIS CHURCH

FAMILY, TOO IS MORE AWARE OF THE

NEEDS OTHERS HAVE.

SEVERAL SERVICES LITERALLY IN

THE SERVICE, WE GET THE

OPPORTUNITY FOR THE NEED TO

STAND UP AND MEET THAT NEED.

SUCH PEOPLE SHINE IN DARK

TIMES AND HURTING SOULS DRAWN TO

THAT LIGHT.

IT IS THE GREATEST OF

OPPORTUNITIES AND BLEAKEST OF

TRAGEDIES AND STRUGGLED.

IN THE BEST CHURCHES, HARD

TIMES SOFTEN HEARTS.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS, REPORTING

FROM WEST HILLS, CALIFORNIA.

UP NEXT, HEALING SCARS, WHERE

SOME OF CALIFORNIA'S YOUNGEST

BURN VICTIMS GO TO JUST BE KIDS

AGAIN.

CHILD BURN VICTIMS FINDING A

REASON TO SMILE IN CENTRAL

CALIFORNIA.

IT IS CALLED CHAMP CAMP.

A WEEK LONG PROGRAM AT WONDER

VALLEY RANCH.

YOUNG CALIFORNIA BURN SURVIVORS

CAN RELAX AND ENJOY BEING A KID.

130 CAMPERS COMPETING IN MUD

GAMES, SWIMMING AND RIDING

HORSES.

THESE KIDS ARE COMPLETE

TROOPERS.

DOESN'T MATTER HOW SEVERE THEIR

BURN IS OR NOT.

DURING THE EMERGENCY, WE GET TO

SEE THEM THROUGHOUT PROCESS AND

SEE THEM COME UP HERE.

EVERY CHILD GOES TO CAMP FOR

FREE PAID FOR BY DONATIONS, MORE

THAN 2,000 PEOPLE HAVE ATTENDED

THE CAMP SINCE 1985.

THAT IS ALL FOR THIS EDITION OF

"NEWSWATCH."

YOU CAN E-MAIL YOUR COMMENTS AND

QUESTIONS AT "NEWSWATCH" AT

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HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US NEXT TIME.

HAVE A GREAT NIGHT.

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