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CBN NewsWatch: June 27, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, June 27: Christians brace for impact of gay marriage rulings; Traditional marriage backers say court set a bad precedent; How should the Church respond?; and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH" THE

DEFENSIVE MARRIAGE ACT IS STRUCK

DOWN SO NOW WHAT?

TAKE A LOOK AT THE FALL OUT AND

WHERE WE GO FROM HERE.

ONE SIDE CHEERING, OTHER SIDE

RULING AFTER YESTERDAY'S SUPREME

COURT RULINGS HOW SHOULD THE

CHURCH RESPOND?

AND THE SECRET CHURCHES OF

KYRGYZSTAN WHY THEY RISK THEIR

OWN SAFETY TO SHARE THE GOSPEL.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH." PRESIDENT SAYS

WEDNESDAY'S SUPREME COURT

RULINGS ON MARRIAGE ARE A

VICTORY FOR AMERICAN DEMOCRACY.

GOOD EVENING, I AM MARK MARTIN.

CHRIS CHRISTIE SAYS ERASING

DEFENSIVE MARRIAGE ACT IS A

MISTAKE.

THE QUESTION IS NOW WHAT DO THE

RULES MEAN FOR RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM.

HEATHER SELLS HAS THE LATEST.

REPORTER: THE PRESIDENT

PRAISED THE SUPREME COURT

DECISIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGED

CONCERNS OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTIES.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: WHEN IT

COMES TO RELIGIOUS VIEWS, WE

NEED TO RESPECT THE VIEWS THERE.

WHEN IT COMES TO HOW THE STATE

AND LAW TREATS PEOPLE, EVERYBODY

NEEDS TO BE TREATED EQUAL.

REPORTER: WHAT WORRIES MANY

IN THE FAITH COMMUNITY JUST AS

KENNEDY WRITING IT MOTED

CONGRESS TO PASS THE CONTACT

CONTACT.

FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL FEARS

LAWSUITS.

THOMAS PETERS AT THE NATIONAL

ORGANIZATION OF MARRIAGE SAYS

THE PRESIDENT'S NARROW VIEW OF

FREEDOM IS A CONCERN.

BY SAYING YOU ARE NOT FORCING

PASTORS TO DO SAME-SEX MARRIAGE,

CHRISTIANS ONLY HAVE THEIR

RIGHTS WITHIN THEIR CHURCH

WALLS.

REPORTER: ON THE 700 CLUB,

ACLU'S JAY SEKULOW.

I THINK THE REACTION NEEDS TO

BE MEASURED, REALLY OTHER THAN

THE FEDERAL BENEFITS GOING IT IS

THE STATUS QUO AS IT WAS BEFORE.

38 STATES DO NOT ALLOW SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE.

REPORTER: CHANGE AT THE

FEDERAL LEVEL IS UNDERWAY.

DEFENSE SECRETARY CHUCK HAGEL

SAYS THEY WORKING TO HELP

MEMBERS.

THEY HAVE FILED LEGISLATION THAT

WOULD GIVE GAY MARRIED COUPLES

IN 50 STATES.

IT WOULD REPEAL DOMA, STATE OF

CEREMONY TRUMPS STATE OF

RESIDENTS.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

PROPOSITION 8 SUPPORTERS WILL

CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGES.

COURT IGNORED WILL OF PEOPLE.

DISTURBING EVENT FOR ANY

DEMOCRACY.

REPORTER: SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

IS LEGAL IN CALIFORNIA.

BACKERS OF THE PROPOSITION 8

SAYS THEY HAVE SET A DANGEROUS

PRECEDENT.

WHEN THE PEOPLE VALIDLY ENACT

A LAW TO LIMIT MARRIAGE TO ONE

MAN AND ONE WOMAN, IT SHOULD BE

THE PEOPLE WHO DECIDE WHETHER

THAT LAW SHOULD BE REVERSED.

MY INITIAL REACTION, IT IS A

NEW KIND OF TYRANNY.

REPORTER: EVEN JUSTICE

KENNEDY SIDED WITH CALIFORNIA

VOTERS APPROVED PROP 8.

RIGHT TO MAKE LAW RESTS IN THE

PEOPLE AND FLOWS THROUGHOUT KRA

GOVERNMENT.

CALIFORNIA PROCESS EMBODIES

THESE PRINCIPLES AND DONE SO FOR

A CENTURY.

ARGUABLY ALL THEY HAVE TO DO

IS DECLARE ONE JUDGE TO DECLARE

IT UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

THAT IS A TERRIBLE SITUATION FOR

VOTERS TO HAVE THEIR VOTES COUNT

AND RESPECTED IN A PROPER

SYSTEM.

REPORTER: IT WILL TAKE AT

LEAST 25 DAYS BEFORE THE SUPREME

COURT RULING BECOMES OFFICIAL

AND GAY MARRIAGES RESUME IN

CALIFORNIA.

IF SUPPORTERS OF PROPOSITION 8

ASK FOR A REHEARING, GAY

MARRIAGES MAYBE BARRED BEYOND

THE 20-DAY PERIOD.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

MATT, THEY RULED THE

RESIDENTS DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT TO

DEFEND THE LAW THEY PASSED.

WILL PROP 8 DIE?

PROP 8 IS NOT GOING TO DIE.

MORE LITIGATION.

THIS PARTICULAR DECISION GOES

BACK TO TRIAL COURT DECISION,

NORTHERN HALF OF CALIFORNIA.

IT DOES NOT AFFECT CENTRAL OR

SOUTHERN PART OF CALIFORNIA IT

IS GOVERNED BY OTHER DISTRICT

COURTS.

QUESTION IS WHETHER OR NOT IT

HAS APPLICABLE IN SAN FRANCISCO,

NORTH CALIFORNIA LOCATION.

ANSWER IS PROBABLY NOT.

WHY?

STATE CONSTITUTION OF CALIFORNIA

SAYS AGENCIES WHICH WOULD

INCLUDE THESE AGENCIES THAT

ISSUE LICENSES MUST ABIDE BY THE

LAW.

WE HAVE NO APPELLATE COURT

RULING.

GAY ACTIVIST ARE FORCING

MARRIAGE IS THAT POSSIBLE WHEN

SO MANY STATES HAVE

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

PROTECTING TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE?

CERTAINLY THEY ARE GOING TO

TRY.

IN THE DECISIONS HANDED DOWN BY

JUSTICE KENNEDY, HE GAVE NO

EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE

ANALYSIS.

NOT BASED ON ANY PREVIOUS COURT

PRECEDENT.

IT GAVE THEM NAMES AND A LOT OF

KIND OF EMOTIONAL INFORMATION

THEY COULD USE.

HE ENGAGED IN A NAME CALLING

CONTEST ESSENTIALLY ASSUMED

ANYONE WHO BELIEVED IN MARRIAGE

AS ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN IS A

HATER.

MATT, IS IT GOVERNED BAY RULE

OF UNELECTED JUDGES?

I THINK IT DELEGITIMIZES

SUPREME COURT.

IT DOES A DISSERVICE TO THE

SUPREME COURT IN THE SAME WAY

DREAD SCOTT DID WHEN THEY RULE

BLACKED DON'T HAVE RIGHTS TO

CITIZENSHIP.

YOU COULD FORCE PEOPLE TO BE

STERILIZED IN ORDER TO STOP THE

BIRTH OF IMBOLL SOLS.

WE HAVE REPUTE YATED THOSE

DECISIONS.

THEY ARE NOT BASED ON

CONSTITUTION OR RULE OF LAW OR

NATURAL LAW.

SAME IS TRUE OF THIS LAW

REGARDING DOMA.

ALL RIGHT, MATT, THANK YOU

FOR YOUR TIME AND INSIGHTS.

THANK YOU, MY PLEASURE.

THIS WEEK'S ABORTION BATTLE IS

FAR FROM OVER IN TEXAS.

GOVERNOR RICK PERRY HAS CALLED A

SPECIAL SESSION TO GIVE ANOTHER

SHOT AT PASSING ABORTION

RESTRICTIONS.

RESTRICTIONS WERE BLOCKED BY A

FILIBUSTER FROM SENATOR WENDY

DAVIS.

POLITICAL OBSERVERS WILL PASS

WHEN THE SPECIAL SESSION BEGINS

JULY 1ST.

OPPONENTS SAY THEY COULD CLOSE

ALL ABORTION CLINICS IN THE LONE

STAR STATE.

ACCORDING TO A TOP TREASURY

WATCHDOG, IN A LETTER TO

CONGRESS TAX INSPECTOR JAY

RUSSELL GEORGE ACKNOWLEDGED TERM

PROGRESSIVE APPEARED ON THE LIST

FLAGGED BY THE ORGANIZATION

SAYING THEY DIDN'T HAVE REASON

TO BELIEVE THEIR APPLICATIONS

WERE SET ASIDE FOR FURTHER

SCRUTINY.

THIS IS THE THIRD APPEARANCE

BEFORE CONGRESS SINCE APPEARING

TO LEAVE THE TROUBLED AGENCY

LAST MONTH.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS IN SINIGUL.

THE PRESIDENT IS VISITING THREE

COUNTRIES.

TRIP IS AIMED AT OVERCOMING

DISAPPOINTMENT IN AFRICA, THE

COUNTRY'S FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT

DIDN'T GIVE MORE ATTENTION IN

HIS FIRST TERM.

HE IS VISITING SOUTH AFRICA AND

TANZANIA.

TRIP IS EXPECTED TO COST 100

MILLION DOLLARS AND SOME

CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS HAVE

QUESTIONED THE TRIP WHEN THEY

ARE IN CUTS.

WILL CHRISTIANS LOSE RIGHTS AS

HOMOSEXUALS GAIN GROUND?

AND HOW SHOULD THE CHURCH

RESPOND?

YESTERDAY SUPREME COURT

RULINGS ON GAY MARRIAGE RAISE A

CRUCIAL QUESTION, HOW SHOULD THE

CHURCH RESPOND TO A A CULTURE

THAT IS INCREASINGLY HOSTILE TO

CHRISTIANITY?

HERE TO TALK ABOUT THAT IS NEWS

ANCHOR FOR "THE 700 CLUB," LEE

WEBB.

THANK YOU, MARK.

GOOD TO BE HERE.

I BELIEVE THE AGE OLD ARGUMENT

OUR NATION FOUNDED BY GODLY MEN

WHO IMPLEMENTED BIBLICAL

PRINCIPALS SEEMS TO NOT CARRY

MUCH WEIGHT.

WE MAY NEED TO REFRAIN FROM

PLACING TOO MUCH ON THAT

ARGUMENT.

I READ PART OF THE LATE CHUCK

COLSON'S BOOK.

HE CALLS CHRISTIANS TO RESIST

THE NOTION TO CIRCLE THE WAGONS

AND SEEK SPECIAL ATTENTION.

HE SAID WE SHOULDN'T DO THAT.

HE ASKED THIS QUESTION: WHERE

DOES TODAY'S HOSTILITY TOWARDS

CHRISTIANS LEAVE US IN WHERE THE

CHURCH HAS ALWAYS BEEN AT ODDS

WITH THE WORLD.

THAT DOESN'T MEAN RETREAT.

STOP BEING SURPRISED BY

PERSECUTION.

IF YOU ARE ACTING IN A

CHRIST-LIKE MANNER, YOU CAN

EXPECT PERSECUTION, JESUS TOLD

US IF THEY PERSECUTED HIM, THEY

ARE GOING TO PERSECUTE US.

LEE, HOW DO YOU COUNTER THE

ARGUMENT OF THIS PERSON THAT

WROTE ON YOUR FACEBOOK POST.

CHUCK IS TELLING THEM TO GO TO

SLEEP.

HE SAID THIS IS NO TIME TO

RETREAT.

HE IS TELLING US TO ENGAGE THE

CULTURE IN A DIFFERENT WAY.

OUR AUTHORITY, MARK, AND OUR

POWER AS CHRISTIANS IS NOT

DERIVED BY NEW GOVERNMENT

INSTITUTION, IT IS FROM ALL

MIGHTY GOD.

WE DON'T NEED TO ACT LIKE

DEFENSIVE LITTLE CHILDREN TRYING

TO DEFEND OURSELVES.

IT IS IN OUR WEAKNESS GOD'S

POWER IS MADE STRONG.

CHUCK SAID WE MUST DEFEND THE

TRUTH LETTING ALL OF US SEE FROM

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT.

HIS PASTOR, A COUPLE OF GAY GUYS

MOVED IN NEXT STORE.

THEY ASSUMED THEY WERE GOING TO

BE SHUNNED OR TREATED WITH SOME

LEVEL OF HOSTILITY.

THE PASTOR AND THE WIFE LOVED ON

THE TWO GUYS AND SHOWED

FELLOWSHIP.

THIS PASTOR AND THIS FAMILY LED

BOTH OF THESE HOMOSEXUAL TO

FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.

THEY HAVE NOW LEFT THE

HOMOSEXUAL LIFE STYLE, PART OF

THIS CHURCH IN FLORIDA.

THEY ARE LEADING A LIFE THAT NO

ONE COULD HAVE IMAGINED A FEW

YEARS AGO.

THAT IS THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL.

THAT IS A DIFFERENT KIND OF

WARFARE.

I THINK WE NEED TO STOP USING

THAT KIND OF TERMINOLOGY,

WARFARE.

REALLY ONLY ANTAGONIZE AN

UNBELIEVING WORLD.

SPEAK THE TRUTH IN LOVE.

BIBLE IS CLEAR ABOUT THAT.

THANK YOU.

UP NEXT, SECRET CHRISTIANS IN

A FORMER SOVIET REPUBLIC.

RISKING THEIR LIVES TO SHARE THE

GOSPEL WITH THEIR MUSLIM

NEIGHBORHOODS.

THIRTY-THREE MEXICAN

INDIVIDUALS ARE THANKFUL TO BE

ALIVE AFTER BEING CAPTURED IN

MEXICO.

VOICE OF THE MARTYRS REPORTS

EVANGELICALS WERE ATTEMPTING TO

RETURN TO THEIR HOMES AFTER

THREE AND A HALF YEARS OF FORCED

EXILE.

PASTOR ARMANDO SAYS THEY WERE

HUNG BY A ROPE AND DOUSED BY

GASOLINE.

FIVE HOSPITALIZED.

VILLAGE LEADERS CEASED PASTOR OF

THE EAGLES WINGS CHURCH.

LEFTIST TRADITIONALIST HAVE

FORCED 33,000 FROM THEIR HOMES

IN THE PAST 35 YEARS.

A CHRISTIAN PASTOR MURDERED BY

SLIT THROAT IN NIGERIA.

ISLAMIST HUNTED HIM DOUNT DOWN

ACCORDING TO WITNESSES.

THEY ORDERED HIM TO RENOUNCE HIS

FAITH AND CONVERT TO ISLAM.

ISLAMIC EXTREMIST TORCHED FOUR

CHURCHES IN THAT AREA.

THE MUSLIM TERRORIST GROUP BOKO

HARAM MURDERED 16 HIGH SCHOOL

STUDENTS BECAUSE THEY WERE

RECEIVING WESTERN EDUCATION.

GUNMAN MOWED THEM DOWN AT THEIR

DESKS.

CHRISTIANS FACE HOSTILITY.

GEORGE THOMAS GOT EXCLUSIVE

ACCESS TO A SECRET GATHERING OF

LEADERS IN A FORMER SECRET

REPUBLIC.

WE HAVE DEGUISED THEM AND THEIR

NAMES TO PRODETECTIVE THEIR

LIVES.

*

REPORTER: SETTING COULD NOT

HAVE BEEN MORE IDEAL.

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL

LOCATIONS, 70% OF THE COUNTRY IS

MOUNTAINS.

THIS IS THE MOUNTAINS OF

KYRGYZSTAN.

OUR GOAL WAS TO FIND A SAFE

PLACE AWAY FROM THE CITY AND NOT

DRAW ATTENTION.

REPORTER: FOR A FEW DAYS THEY

GATHERED TUCKED AWAY IN THE

MOUNTAINS OUTSIDE THE CAPITOL

CITY BISHKEK.

CBN NEWS CANNOT SHOW YOU

THEIR FACES OR REVEAL THEIR REEL

NAMES FOR SECURITY REASONS.

IN THIS ROOM ARE SECRET

BELIEVERS FROM KYRGYZSTAN ALL

FORMER SOVIET REPUBLICS IN

CENTRAL ASIA EXPERIENCING A

RISING TIDE OF HOSTILITIES

AGAINST BELIEVERS.

ALL ARE MEMBERS OF A CHRISTIAN

MINISTRY THAT IS REACHING YOUNG

PEOPLE IN THE FORMER SOVIET

UNION.

THIS IS A YOUTH LEADER FROM

UZBEKISTAN.

LAST YEAR WAS A DIFFICULT

YEAR.

HE RUNS AN INFORMAL CHRISTIAN

TRAINING UZBEK LEADERS.

CONSTANTLY UNDER STRESS.

YOU CAN'T TRUST ANYONE.

THIS MAN IS FROM KOZ K STAN

STRICT RELIGION LAWS MAKE IT

DIFFICULT TO REGISTER.

YOU CANNOT ATTEND CHURCH

UNTIL YOU ARE 18 YEARS OLD.

THIS MAN IS FROM TURCI STAN.

THIS IS OBTAINED EXCLUSIVE BY

CBN NEWS.

THE MEETINGS ARE HELD IN

PEOPLE'S HOMES.

ONE DAY WE MAY HAVE TO

SACRIFICE OUR LIVES.

SEVEN MILLION PEOPLE LIVE

THERE ONE THOUSAND ARE

CHRISTIAN.

GOD SAYS BE THANKFUL.

THAT IS WHAT KEEPS U GOING ONE

LIFE AT A TIME.

THEY EXIST IN ALL FIVE

COUNTRIES.

ISLAMIST DOMINANT A MORE RADICAL

EXPRESSION TAKING ROOT IN

CENTRAL ASIA.

FEAR OF RADICALISM HAS LED

GOVERNMENTS TO ADOPT LAWS

CONTROLLING ALL LAWS.

THEY COME IN WITH A DIFFERENT

INTERPRETATION AND PRACTICE

ISLAM.

SOME OF THE RADICAL GROUPS

ENGAGE IN TERRORIST ACTIVITIES.

HE REMEMBERS WHAT IT WAS LIKE

SPIRITUALLY SOON AFTER THE FALL

OF THE SOVIET UNION.

A LOT OF FREEDOM IN THE 90S.

ISLAM STARTED TO GAIN INFLUENCE.

UP HERE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF

KYRGYZSTAN.

FOR THE BELIEVERS, THIS IS A

SPIRITUAL OASIS.

IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET AWAY

FROM THE ALMOST DAILY ROUTINE,

HARASSMENT AND PERSECUTION FROM

THE AUTHORITIES AND COME

TOGETHER IN A BEAUTIFUL PLACE

AND GET SPIRITUALLY ENERGIZED.

THE SCENERY, WHAT A WONDERFUL

DISTRACTION.

TO HAVE THE BELIEVERS IN THE

SAME PLACE AT ONE TIME, SO

ENCOURAGING.

WE ARE NOT IN THE SPIRITUAL

BATTLE ALONE.

UNCERTAIN OF THE DAYS AHEAD,

THEY STAND BOLDLY CONVINCED TO

MAKE THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST

KNOWN, GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS,

SOME WHERE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF

KYRGYZSTAN.

WELCOME BACK, INDEPENDENCE

DAY IS JUST A WEEK AWAY, U.S.

CONSUMER SAFETY COMMISSION IS

NOT TAKING CHANCES.

THEY HELD SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ON

THE GROUNDS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHICH

FIREWORKS ARE SAFE.

CONSUMERS SHOULD NEVER USE

CONSUMER FIREWORKS.

IF YOU ARE GOING TO USE CONSUMER

FIREWORKS.

HAVE A DRY GLAD SURFACE, ALWAYS

HAVE A WATER HOSE AVAILABLE.

NEVER BEND OVER A FIREWORK TO

LIGHT IT OR PICK UP A DUD.

GOOD ADVISE, MORE THAN 5,000

WERE TREATED ACROSS THE

THAT IS ALL FOR THIS EDITION OF

"NEWSWATCH."

YOU CAN E-MAIL YOUR COMMENTS AND

QUESTIONS AT "NEWSWATCH" AT

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