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CBN NewsWatch: July 30, 2013

On CBN Newswatch: Video exposes horror of Houston abortion clinic; IRS targeting scandal rooted deep in Washington; New York's Avenue D celebrates post-Sandy recovery; and more Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

ABORTION CLINIC STANDARDS, A

MOVE TO MAKE THEM STRICTER,

WITH THE KERMIT GOSNELL

CLINIC CLOSER TO THE TRUTH

THAN PRO-ABORTIONISTS CAN TO

ADMIT.

Wendy: PLUS, WHY GAY

RIGHTS MAY NOW TRUMP

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, PARENTAL

RIGHTS, AND EMPLOYER

FREEDOM.

Mark: AND A BLOCK PARTY

BLESSING, WHY MERCY CHEFS

GAVE A FREE PARTY TO

RESIDENTS IN NEW YORK CITY.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

Wendy: STORIES FROM

FORMER ABORTION CLINIC

WORKERS IN ONE OF THE

NATIONS LARGEST CITIES.

GOOD EVENING, I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

Mark: AND I'M MARK

MARTIN.

JUST AS NORTH CAROLINA

FOLLOWS TEXAS WITH SOME OF

THE TOUGHEST REGULATIONS ON

ABORTION CLINICS, A VIDEO

DETAILING THE HORRIFIC

PRACTICES OF ONE ABORTIONIST

IS RELEASED.

WE WARN THESE STORIES ARE

GRAPHIC, EYE-WITNESS

ACCOUNTS AND ARE NOT

SUITABLE FOR YOUNG

AUDIENCES.

THE PRO-LIFE ORGANIZATION

RELEASING THE STORIES SAID

IT DID SO TO PROVE HOW FAR

SOME IN THE INDUSTRY WILL

GO.

Reporter: ABORTION

SUPPORTERS HAVE PROTESTED

TOUGH NEW BILLS REGULATING

ABORTION CLINICS IN TEXAS

AND NORTH CAROLINA.

SAYING THAT THE LAWS

INTERFERE WITH A WOMAN'S

RIGHT TO CHOOSE.

DEMONSTRATIONS OUTSIDE STATE

CAPITALS HAVE BEEN HEATED

AND DRAMATIC.

BUT THOSE SHOWDOWNS PALE IN

COMPARISON TO THE STORIES

TOLD BY FORMER WORKERS OF

ONE HOUSTON ABORTION

CLINIC.

THEY DESCRIBE BABIES BEING

BORN ALIVE DAILY AND KILLED

AT THE HAND OF AN

ABORTIONIST.

LIFE DYNAMICS RELEASED THEIR

INTERVIEW TO PROVE WHAT

HAPPENED AT THE KERMIT

GOSNELL CLINIC IN

PENNSYLVANIA WASN'T AN

ISOLATED INCIDENT.

WHEN HE DID AN ABORTION,

ESPECIALLY OVER 20-WEEK

ABORTION, MOST OF THE TIME

THE FETUS WERE COME

COMPLETELY OUT BEFORE HE

EITHER CUT THE SPINAL CORD

OR INTRODUCED ONE OF THE

INSTRUMENTS INTO THE SOFT

SPOT OF THE FETUS IN ORDER

TO KILL THE FETUS.

I WASN'T AWARE.

I THOUGHT, WELL, IT IS AN

ABORTION.

THAT'S WHAT HE DOES.

BUT I WASN'T AWARE THAT IT

WAS ILLEGAL.

AND, OF COURSE, THE FETUS

WOULD STILL BE ALIVE,

BECAUSE HE WAS STILL

MOVING.

OF COURSE, YOU COULD SEE THE

STOMACH BREATHING.

Reporter: YOU SAW THIS

HAPPEN?

OH, YES.

I THINK EVERY MORNING I SAW

SAW IT ON SEVERAL

OCCASIONS.

Reporter: AND THAT IS

NOT ALL THEY WITNESSED AT

THE ABORTION CLINIC.

TWISTING THE HEAD OFF THE

NECK, WITH HIS OWN BARE

HANDS.

YOU SAW THAT HAPPEN?

"YES".

YES, SIR.

AND SOMETIMES HE WOULD GO

THROUGH THE STOMACH.

Reporter: HE WOULD

WHAT?

FORCE IT INTO THE

STOMACH.

AND TWIST IT.

Reporter: YOU SAW

THAT?

UH-HUH.

Reporter: AND IF THE

BABY WAS IN A BREACH

POSITION?

HE WOULD HOLD THE FETUS

BY THE FEET AND PULL DOWN

AND INSERT THE CLAWS.

AND WHEN HE WOULD SQUEEZE

THEM, YOU COULD SEE THAT

BABY'S TOES SPREAD OPEN.

Reporter: SO DIRECT

EMPLOYEES, BESIDES DEBRA AND

CRYSTAL, KNEW THESE SORTS OF

THINGS WERE GOING ON?

YEAH.

EVERYBODY KNOWS.

IT'S AN OPEN BOOK.

Mark: ACCORDING TO LIFE

DYNAMICS, TEXAS LEGISLATORS

HAVE CALLED FOR A CRIMINAL

INVESTIGATION OF THE

ABORTIONISTS MENTIONED IN

THIS STORY.

TO SEE MORE OF THEIR

INTERVIEW, LOG ON TO

CBNNEWS.COM.

Wendy: MORE CALLS FOR

INVESTIGATIONS OF THE

I.R.S.

THIS TIME FOR UNNECESSARY

AND POTENTIALLY POLITICALLY

MOTIVATED AUDITS OF

ESTABLISHED TAX EXEMPT

ORGANIZATIONS.

CBN WHITE HOUSE

CORRESPONDENT JENNIFER

WISHON SHOWS US HOW, IN SOME

CASES, THE SCANDALS COULD BE

TRACED BACK TO WASHINGTON

AND THE WHITE HOUSE.

Reporter: IN THE

BEGINNING, THE WHITE HOUSE

INSISTED THE I.R.S. SCANDAL

WAS CONFINED TO A ROGUE

OPERATION IN THE AGENCY'S

CINCINNATI OFFICE.

BUT NOW IT IS CLEAR THE

SCANDAL WAS ROOTED IN THE

NATION'S CAPITAL.

WE ARE FOLLOWING THE

FACTS.

THEY UNDENIABLY LEAD TO

WASHINGTON.

Reporter: THE HOUSE

WATCHDOG COMMITTEE UNCOVERED

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE

EXTRA SCRUTINY OF

APPLICATIONS FOR TAX-EXEMPT

STATUS OF TEA PARTY GROUPS,

AND THE I.R.S.'S CHIEF

COUNCIL, WHO WAS ONE OF TWO

I.R.S. EMPLOYEES APPOINTED

BY THE PRESIDENT.

I ALSO RECALL A

DISCUSSION.

Reporter: CARTER HALL,

A LAWYER WHO RETIRED FROM

THE I.R.S. AFTER 48 YEARS OF

SERVICE, TOLD THE COMMITTEE

HE WAS DIRECTED TO SEND HIS

RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT THE

TAX APPLICATIONS OF TEA

PARTY GROUPS TO THE OFFICE

OF THE CHIEF COUNCIL.

HER I HERE IS WHAT WE

KNOW: SOMEWHAT HIGH UP, IT'S

ASSOCIATE COUNCIL'S LEVEL,

TOOK THESE CASES OVER AND

TOOK THEM OUT OF CAREER

LAWYERS, WHO HAVE BEEN WITH

THE I.R.S. FOR 48 YEARS, AT

THAT POINT 46 YEARS.

WHAT WE NEED TO FIND OUT,

AND WE WILL ASK THE CHIEF

COUNCIL THIS UNDER OATH,

WHAT HIS INVOLVEMENT WAS,

WHEN HE WAS AWARE OF IT.

Reporter: THE WHITE

HOUSE NOW CALLS THE I.R.S.

SCANDAL PHONY, BUT SOON

AFTER IT BROKE, PRESIDENT

OBAMA A APPOINTED TREASURY

SECRETARY JAC JACK LEW TO

INVESTIGATE.

Reporter: BUT HE

WOULDN'T SAY IF ANYONE HAS

ASKED WILKENS IF THEY WAS

INVOLVED WITH ANYBODY

TARGETING TEA PARTY GROUPS.

HE WILL NOT ASK A

PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTEE WHAT

HE KNEW AND WHEN HE KNEW

IT.

Reporter: TOM MUSLUSSKI

WORKS FOR THE FAMILY

RESEARCH GROUP, WHO WAS

AUDITOR.

HE SAYS POLITICAL TARGETING

BY THE I.R.S. IS NOTHING

NEW, AND SAYS THE AGENCY HAS

BECOME LITTLE MORE THAN A

POLITICAL ARM OF THE PARTY

IN CHARGE OF THE WHITE

HOUSE.

THESE ARE AMERICAN

CITIZENS BEING TARGETED.

THEY ARE NOT PHONY PEOPLE.

THIS IS NOT AN ASTROTURF

TYPE OF SCANDAL.

THIS IS A SCANDAL THAT HAS

ACTUAL ROOTS AND SHOWS JUST

THE INHERENT PROBLEMS AT THE

I.R.S.

Reporter: AND THE

INVESTIGATION OF THIS

SCANDAL IS FAR FROM OVER.

JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Mark: WE'RE LEARNING

MORE ABOUT THE F.B.I. STING

THAT FREED MORE THAN 100 SEX

TRAFFICKING VICTIMS, AND HOW

THEY ENDED UP IN

PROSTITUTION.

FOR MANY OF THEM, THE

BREAKDOWN OF THEIR FAMILIES

OFTEN LEADS THEM DOWN A

DESTRUCTIVE PATH.

DALE HERD HAS THEIR

STORIES.

Reporter: IN HAYWARD,

CALIFORNIA, THIS 15-YEAR-OLD

PROSTITUTE PICKED UP BY

POLICE SAID SHE WAS SCARED

AND ASKED IF SHE COULD CALL

HER MOTHER.

THIS 13-YEAR-OLD SAYS SHE

RAN AWAY FROM A GROUP HOME.

PATRICK MIMS, WHO IS WITH AN

ADVOCACY GROUP THAT HELPS

GIRLS WHO BECOMES

PROSTITUTES.

THE FOSTER HOMES AND

GROUP HOMES, AND THEY'RE

LEAVING THESE PLACES AS FAST

AS THEY'RE SENT TO THEM.

Reporter: IN A MASSIVE

THREE-DAY F.B.I. SWEEP OVER

THE WEEKEND, FEDERAL

AUTHORITIES RESCUED 105

CHILDREN FROM FORCED

PROSTITUTION ACROSS THE

COUNTRY.

ONE OF THE MOST

PREVALENT, VIOLENT, AND

UNCONSCIONABLE CRIMES IN

THIS COUNTRY.

Reporter: AND THE

F.B.I. ARRESTED 150 PIMPS IN

76 AMERICAN CITIES.

THE LARGEST NUMBERS OF

CHILDREN WERE ARRESTED IN

DETROIT, MILWAUKEE, DENVER,

NEW ORLEANS, AND SAN

FRANCISCO.

THE TRAFFICKERS ARE

PREYING ON CHILDREN WITH LOW

SELF-ESTEEM AND MINIMUM

SOCIAL SUPPORT.

Reporter: MANY OF THE

CHILDREN WERE SOLD INTO

PROSTITUTION ONLINE, AT

TRUCK STOPS OR ON CITY

STREETS.

THEY'RE OFTEN HOMELESS OR IN

FOSTER CARE.

WHEN THESE CHILDREN ARE

RECOVERED FROM THE CONTROL

OF THEIR PIMPS, TYPICALLY

THEIR ONLY POSSESSIONS ARE

THE CLOTHES THAT THEY ARE

WEARING.

Reporter: THE JUSTICE

DEPARTMENT ESTIMATES NEARLY

450,000 CHILDREN RUN AWAY

FROM HOME EACH YEAR.

AND THAT ONE-THIRD OF TEENS

LIVING ON THE STREET WILL BE

LURED TOWARDS PROSTITUTION

WITHIN 48 HOURS OF LEAVING

HOME.

AND SOME ARE RECRUITED RIGHT

OUT OF FOSTER CARE

FACILITIES.

DALE HERD, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: PENTAGON

OFFICIALS SAY THEY HAVE NO

PROBLEM WITH PORNOGRAPHIC

MAGAZINES BEING SOLD ON

MILITARY BASES.

MORALITY IN MEDIA ASKED

CHUCK HAGEL TO STOP THE SALE

OF PENTHOUSE, PLAYBOY, AND

OTHER LEWD MAGAZINES.

THEY PASSED A LAW, BUT IN A

RESPONSE LETTER, THE

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SAYS,

QUOTE,"BASED ON THE TOTALITY

OF EACH MAGAZINE'S CONTENT,

THEY WERE NOT SEXUALLY

EXPLICIT ACCORDING TO THE

LAW'S DEFINITION."

Mark: PEACE TALKS

BETWEEN ISRAELI AND

PALESTINIAN LEADERS WILL

RESUME IN TWO WEEKS.

THEY HAVE AGREED ON A

NINE-MONTH DEADLINE FOR

COMING TO SOME SORT OF

AGREEMENT.

HOWEVER, BOTH SIDES ARE

DEEPLY DIVIDED ON ISSUES

LIKE DIVIDING JERUSALEM.

MAHMOUD ABBAS WANTS TO

DIVIDE THE CITY BASED ON

JORDANIAN OCCUPATION FROM

1949 TO THE 1967 SIX-DAY

WAR.

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SAYS

JERUSALEM WILL REMAIN THE

ETERNAL, UNDIVIDED CAPITAL

OF THE JEWISH STATE.

REPUBLICAN SENATOR JEFF

SESSIONS WANTS HIS PARTY TO

FLIP THE IMMIGRATION DEBATE

ON HIS HEAD.

HE CALLED THE 1200 PAGE BILL

NONSENSE.

HE COMPARED IT TO OBAMACARE

LEGISLATION, AND CHASTISED

THE REPUBLICAN ELITE FROM

SIDING WITH DEMOCRATS.

HE WENT ON TO SAY,

QUOTE,"POLLS SHOW AGAIN AND

AGAIN THAT THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE WANT SECURITY

ACCOMPLISHED FIRST.

THE G.O.P. SHOULD INSIST ON

AN APPROACH TO IMMIGRATION

THAT BOTH RESTORES

CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER AND

SERVES THE INTERESTS OF THE

AMERICAN WORKER AND

TAXPAYER."

THE ALABAMA SENATOR SAYS THE

POOR WILL SUFFER UNDER THE

CURRENT BILL.

HE SAYS REPUBLICANS CAN WIN

ELECTIONS BY APPEALING TO

ALL WORKING AMERICANS.

Wendy: A REPUBLICAN HAS

WON A STATE SENATE SEAT IN A

HEAVILY DEMOCRATIC AND

HISPANIC DISTRICT IN

CALIFORNIA.

FARMER AND RANCHER ANDY

VIDIC SAYS HE DID IT BY

CONNECTING WITH HISPANICS,

AND EMPHASIZED JOB CREATION,

ENERGY, AND OPPOSITION TO

BIG GOVERNMENT.

REPUBLICANS ACROSS THE

COUNTRY ARE TAKING A LOOK AT

HIS WIN, HOPING TO CREATE A

STRATEGY FOR RECLAIMING

LEGISLATURES IN OTHER DEEPLY

BLUE STATES.

PRESIDENT OBAMA CALLS HIS

NEW TAX PROPOSAL TO

REPUBLICANS A GRAND BARGAIN

FOR MIDDLE CLASS JOBS.

IT WOULD OFFER A CORPORATE

TAX CUT IN EXCHANGE FOR MORE

STIMULUS-STYLE SPENDING.

JOHN BOEHNER QUICKLY FIRED

BACK THROUGH A SPOKESPERSON

THAT THE PROPOSAL,

QUOTE,"ALLOWS PRESIDENT

OBAMA TO SUPPORT PRESIDENT

OBAMA'S POSITION ON TAXES

AND PRESIDENT OBAMA'S

POSITION ON SPENDING, WHILE

LEAVING SMALL BUSINESSES AND

AMERICAN FAMILIES BEHIND."

Mark: GOOD NEWS FOR

HOMEOWNERS HOPING TO SELL.

U.S. HOME PRICES ARE UP

12.2%, THE BEST YEARLY JUMP

SINCE 2006.

ANOTHER KEY MEASUREMENT THAT

SURVEYS 20 MAJOR CITIES SAYS

PRICES WERE UP.

YOU CAN GO TO cbn.com FOR

THE FULL REPORT ON THE

HOUSING MARKET.

Wendy: WELL, PERHAPS NO

SURPRISE, BUT NEW YORK

CITY'S BAN ON BIG SODAS IS

NOT MOVING FORWARD.

AN APPEALS COURT RULED

AGAINST THE CITY'S EFFORTS

TO CAP SODA PORTIONS.

IT WOULD HAVE STOPPED MANY

RESTAURANTS FROM SELLING

SUGARY DRINKS LARGER THAN

16 OUNCES.

THE PANEL SAID THE BOARD OF

HEALTH HAD EXCEEDED ITS

LEGAL AUTHORITY BY TRYING TO

PUT A SIZE LIMIT ON SOFT

DRINKS.

MAYOR BLOOMBERG SAYS THIS IS

A TEMPORARY SETBACK IN THE

FIGHT AGAINST OBESITY AND

THE CITY WILL APPEAL.

IT SEEMS NO MATTER WHERE

TIM TEBOW GOES, HIS FAITH

GOES WITH HIM.

HE IS TRAINING WITH HIS NEW

TEAM, THE NEW ENGLAND

PATRIOTS, BUT HIS POSITION

IS NOT GETTING AS MUCH

ATTENTION AS HIS BELIEF IN

JESUS CHRIST.

THE BOSTON MEDIA HAS BEEN

ALL OVER TEBOW-WATCH 2013,

INCLUDING GIVING BOSTONIANS

AND REFRESHER COURSE ON WHAT

ALL OF THE FUSS IS ABOUT.

"THE BOSTON GLOBE" REPORTS

HIS RELIGION AND UPBRINGING

IS A BIG PART OF WHO HE IS,

AND MORE THAN JUST HIS

FOOTBALL SUCCESS IN COLLEGE

IS WHY HE HAS BECOME A

CULTURAL PHENOMENON.

Wendy: I'M A HUGE FAN.

GO, TEBOW.

COMING UP, NINE MONTHS AGO,

THEY WERE WONDERING HOW THEY

WOULD MOVE FORWARD.

RECENTLY VICTIMS OF

HURRICANE SANDY CELEBRATED

WITH ONE MINISTRY THAT

HELPED THEM GET BACK ON

THEIR FEET.

Wendy: HARD TO BELIEVE

IT HAS BEEN NINE MONTHS

SINCE ONE OF THE DEADLIEST

AND MOST DESTRUCTIVE

HURRICANES HIT THE EAST

COAST.

SUPERSTORM SANDY'S

DEVASTATION SENT A TEAM

CALLED MERCY CHEFS TO NEW

YORK CITY TO FEED THOUSANDS

OF PEOPLE IN NEED.

Mark: AND THIS WEEKEND

THE CHEFS AND VOLUNTEERS

HEADED BACK TO THE BIG APPLE

TO LET THOSE SAME PEOPLE

KNOW THEY HAVE NOT BEEN

FORGOTTEN.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: THE SOUND OF

CELEBRATION RISES TO THE

ROOFTOPS HERE ON MANHATTAN'S

LOWER EAST SIDE.

AND IT IS ALL COMING FROM

"G" STREET, AN AREA THAT SAW

ITS SHARE OF DISASTER WHEN

HURRICANE SANDY HIT BACK IN

OCTOBER.

WE'RE SITTING RIGHT NOW

IN THE SHADOW OF THE POWER

PLANT THAT FLOODED IN

MANHATTAN AND EXPLODED AND

CAUSED THE BLACKOUT IN

MANHATTAN.

THIS ENTIRE RESIDENTIAL AREA

THAT WE'RE SERVING TODAY WAS

UNDER WATER.

Reporter: MERCY CHEFS

SERVED 60,000 MEALS IN THIS

AREA FOLLOWING THE STORM,

AND MANY OF THOSE VOLUNTEERS

ARE BACK, DISHING UP GOOD

FOOD AT THIS BLOCK PARTY.

IT IS A CELEBRATION,

INSTEAD OF A HEARTBREAK.

AND GETTING TO SEE THE

PEOPLE IN BETTER SPIRITS AND

IN A BETTER SITUATION IS

REALLY GREAT.

AND NORMALLY WHEN WE COME

WITH MERCY, IT IS BECAUSE

SOMETHING BAD HAS HAPPENED,

OR SOMETHING TERRIBLE HAS

HAPPEN, AND WE'RE OFFERING

CONDOLENCES AND TRYING TO

HELP THINGS GET BETTER.

BUT NOW THINGS ARE BETTER,

AND WE GET TO SHARE IN THAT

CELEBRATION WITH THEM.

Reporter: MERCY CHEFS

VOLUNTEERS PARTNERING WITH

SEVERAL NEW YORK CITY

CHURCHES TO RESPOND TO THE

STORM.

AND THEY JOIN THEM AGAIN FOR

THIS CELEBRATION.

THE IMPORTANT PART, TO

ME, IS THEY WANTED TO COME

BACK AND SERVE THIS

COMMUNITY.

THEY COULD TAKE THEIR TRUCKS

ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY.

THEY HAVE ENOUGH GAS AND

ENOUGH TIME, THEY WERE GO

ANYWHERE THEY WANTED, BUT

THEY CHOSE TO COME BACK HERE

TO HELP US THROW THIS PARTY,

TO CONTINUE TO BUILD ON WHAT

WE WERE ABLE TO DO LAST

YEAR.

THAT IS REMARKABLE TO ME.

Reporter: GARY WASKO IS

A RECENT UNIVERSITY

GRADUATE, AND PASTORS THIS

CHURCH HERE IN THE EAST

SECTION OF NEW YORK CITY.

I HOPE PEOPLE WERE ABLE

TO RELAX FOR A SECOND.

I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS

THAT COMES WITH LIVING ON A

A STREET LIKE AVENUE "D,"

YOU'RE NEVER REALLY ABLE TO

ESCAPE YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES.

AND HAVING THIS, WE CAN

FORGET ABOUT THE

FRUSTRATIONS AND PAIN, AND

HAVE A GOOD MEAL AND ENJOY

LIFE FOR A MOMENT.

Reporter: AND MERCY

CHEFS VOLUNTEERS WANT THESE

PEOPLE TO KNOW THEY'RE NOT

FORGOTTEN.

I HOPE THEY REALIZE THIS

IS GOD THROUGH US, AND WE'RE

SERVING HIM BY SERVING

THEM.

Mark: THAT IS GREAT TO

SEE.

FOLLOWING SANDY, MERCY CHEFS

VOLUNTEERS WERE ON THE

GROUND IN THE EAST VILLAGE,

AS WELL AS OTHER AREAS OF

NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY.

Wendy: UP NEXT, IT IS

CALLED ONE OF THE BIGGEST

THREATS TO RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

IN AMERICAN HISTORY.

HERE HOW THE RECENT SUPREME

COURT ON GAY MARRIAGE

AFFECTS CHRISTIANS

EVERYWHERE.

Wendy: CHRISTIANS WHO

STAND UP FOR TRADITIONAL

MARRIAGE MAY BE FINDING

THEMSELVES IN COURT IN THE

YEARS AHEAD AS PART OF THE

LEGAL BATTLE OVER GAY RIGHTS

VERSES THEIR RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM.

Mark: CHRISTIANS COULD

FACE CHARGES OF HATE SPEECH

ANDMORE .

AND MORE.

PAUL STRAND HAS MORE.

Reporter: WHEN IT

ANNOUNCED THE GAY RULES, THE

SUPREME COURT CAME UP WITH

DOMA.

IT DEFINED TRADITIONAL

MARRIAGE IN FEDERAL LAW, BUT

WRITING FOR THE MAJORITY,

JUSTICE ANTHONY KENNEDY SAID

THE PRACTICAL EFFECT OF THE

LAW IN QUESTION ARE TO

IMPOSE A DISADVANTAGE, A

SEPARATE STATUS, AND SO A

STIGMA UPON ALL WHO ENTER

INTO SAME-SEX MARRIAGES.

AND HE WROTE, DOMA WRITES

INEQUALITY TO THE ENTIRE

UNITED STATES CODE.

THE COURT SAID THE

DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT IS

IRRACIAL.

THE LAW WAS MOTIVATED BY

ANIMOUS, WHICH MEANS HATRED

AND DISCRIMINATION.

THAT IT WAS JUST THE

FRUIT OF BIGOTRY.

THERE IS ABSOLUTELY A

GROWING THREAT UNDER THIS

ADMINISTRATION AND UNDER

THIS COURT.

Reporter: TONE M TONY

PERKINS SAYS THE HOS

HOSTILITY AGAINST SUPPORTERS

OF MARRIAGE WILL GET WORSE.

WE HAVE SEEN IT OVER THE

WEEKEND AT GAY PRIDE EVENTS,

WHERE THERE WERE CHRISTIANS

THERE, WERE BEATEN BECAUSE

THEY TOOK A STAND FOR

BIBLICAL MORALITY.

Reporter: THOMAS PETERS

AT THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION

FOR MARRIAGE SAYS UP UNTIL

NOW, ACTION AGAINST

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE BACKERS

HAS MOSTLY COME AT THE STATE

LEVEL, AND CASES HAVE BEEN

PILING UP IN RECENT YEARS.

THE COLORADO BAKER WHO

RIGHT NOW COULD SPEND A YEAR

IN JAIL FOR REFUSING TO GIVE

A WEDDING CAKE TO A GAY

CEREMONY, OR THE TOWN CLERKS

IN NEW YORK THAT HAD TO

RESIGN THEIR JOBS BECAUSE

THEY SIMPLY ASKED THAT

SOMEONE ELSE IN THE OFFICE

WOULD SIGN THE SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE LICENSE SO THEY

WOULDN'T HAVE TO DO IT OR

THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER WHO

HAS BEEN FINED THOUSANDS OF

DOLLARS SIMPLY FOR SAYING

THEY DIDN'T WANT TO

PHOTOGRAPH A SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE.

Reporter: IN THE LAST

FEW YEARS, 200 TO 300 CASES

AGAINST OPPONENTS OF GAY

MARRIAGE WERE BROUGHT BEFORE

COURTS, HUMAN RIGHTS

COMMISSIONS, AND EMPLOYMENT

BOARDS.

PERKINS EXPECTS A STEEP RISE

IN CASES ACROSS THE U.S.,

AND SAYS IT WILL HAVE A

MAJOR IMPACT ON AMERICA.

THIS IS ABOUT LOSS OF

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, LOSS OF

PARENTAL RIGHTS.

EMPLOYERS, BAKERS,

PHOTOGRAPHERS, FLORISTS,

BEING FORCED TO PARTICIPATE

BY THREAT OF LAW IN SAME-SEX

MARRIAGES.

Reporter: THIS

WASHINGTON STATE FLORIST IN

MARCH REFUSED TO SUPPLY THE

FLOWERS FOR A GAY WEDDING

BECAUSE OF HER CHRISTIAN

BELIEFS.

SHE SAID I WILL HAPPILY

SERVE YOU AS INDIVIDUALS,

BUT I DON'T DO GAY

WEDDINGS.

THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL

COLLUDED TO SUE HER WITH

CIVIL AND CRIMINAL

PENALTIES.

Reporter: AND THESE

DAYS, THE MOST ACTIVE OF GAY

RIGHTS ACTIVISTS DEMAND

AFFIRMATION FROM EVERYONE.

AND THEY SUGGEST IT ANTI-GAY

TO DO ANYTHING LESS BUT

SUPPORT FOR THEM.

AS THIS MOMENT, APATHY

AND PASSIVITY IS NO BETTER

THANO.

Reporter: IT INSTRUCTED

WHEN IT COMES TO GAYS,

QUOTE,"DON'T JUDGE OR REMAIN

SILENT.

SILENCE WILL BE INTERPRETED

AS DISAPPROVAL."

ONE BIG WORRY IS WHAT

HAPPENS TO FEDERAL WORKERS

WHO BELIEVE HOMOSEXUALITY IS

UNBIBLICAL.

SOME MILITARY MEMBERS HAVE

RUN INTO TROUBLE.

RETIRED CHAPLAIN RON CRUZ

TELLS OF TWO CHRISTIANS HAVE

BIBLE STUDY, READING CHAPTER

ONE, THAT BLASTS

HOMOSEXUALITY.

TWO TABLES OVER, A

SOLDIER CAME OVER AND

STARTED CURSING AT THEM FOR

TALKING ABOUT HIM, AND

CALLED AN M.P. OVER AND

WANTED TO REPRIMAND THEM FOR

TALKING ABOUT HIM.

AND ALL THEY WERE DOING WAS

READING SCRIPTURE.

Reporter: AND CRUZ

TALKED TO AN AIR FORCE

OFFICER WHO HAD A BIBLE ON

HIS DESK FOR 23 YEARS, BUT

NOT NOW.

THE SUPERIOR OFFICER SAID

YOU CANNOT HAVE A BIBLE ON

YOUR DESK BECAUSE IT MAY

OFFEND SOMEONE.

WHEN YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN

ACROSS AMERICA ARE TOLD THEY

MUST LEAVE THEIR FAITH AT

THE DOOR, THEN THEY'RE NOT

GOING TO COME IN OUR

MILITARY, AND OUR MILITARY

READINESS WILL DECLINE AS A

RESULT OF IT.

Reporter: EVEN YOUR

CIVILIAN PASTOR COULD FACE

TROUBLE IF HE SERVES AS A

CIVIL MINISTER AND WON'T DO

GAY WEDDINGS.

IT WILL BE THREATENED IF

WE CONTINUE TO EMBED THIS

FALSE IDEA IN THE LAW THAT

STANDING UP FOR MARRIAGE

EQUATES TO BIGOTRY.

Reporter: WHEN THE

RIGHTS OF THE COUNTRY'S

LARGEST GROUP, ITS RELIGIOUS

BELIEVERS ARE THREATENED SO

THAT A SMALL SEXUAL MINORITY

CAN HAVE ITS LIFESTYLE

AFFIRMED BY ALL MEMBERS OF

SOCIETY, WHETHER THEY WANT

TO AFFIRM IT OR NOT.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

REPORTING FROM CAPITOL

HILL.

Wendy: AND FINALLY, WE

WANTED TO UPDATE YOU ON A

STORY WE BROUGHT YOU A

COUPLE WEEKS AGO, A PARENTS'

NIGHTMARE HAS BECOME A

MIRACULOUS TESTIMONY.

Mark: IT HAPPENED

EARLIER THIS MONTH WHEN A

6-YEAR-OLD WAS BURIED ALIVE

IN SAND FOR MORE THAN THREE

HOURS.

HE HAS MADE A COMPLETE

RECOVERY, AND ON SUNDAY HE

MADE HIS FIRST PUBLIC

APPEARANCE, ATTENDING CHURCH

WITH HIS MOM AND DAD.

HIS PARENTS SAY GODED WAS

WITH NATHAN AND THOSE

WORKING TO SAVE HIM.

THEY'LL NEVER KNOW HOW

MUCH WE APPRECIATE WHAT THEY

DID FOR US.

THEY'LL NEVER KNOW.

BUT THANK YOU.

Mark: WHAT A MIRACLE.

RESCUE WORKERS SAY NATHAN

SURVIVED BECAUSE OF AN AIR

POCKET, WENDY, IN THE SAND.

Wendy: THAT WAS A

MIRACLE.

FOR THREE HOURS UNDERNEATH

THE SAND, HE SHOULDN'T BE

HERE, BUT PRAISE GOD HE IS.

Mark: GOD PROVIDED THAT

AIR POCKET.

Wendy: THAT'S GOING TO

DO IT FOR THIS EDITION OF

"NEWSWATCH."

Mark: THANKS FOR

WATCHING.

HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.

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