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CBN NewsWatch: August 16, 2013

As seen on "Newswatch" Aug. 16: Day of Rage: Egypt Christians targeted by Islamists, Treasury Dept. fudging on national debt figure?, and more. Read Transcript


WELCOME TO CBN NEWS

TODAY, I'M EPHRAIM GRAHAM.

IN EGYPT, CHRISTIANS ARE

FACING VICIOUS ATTACKS.

ANGRY MOBS HAVE HIT MORE

THAN 50 CHURCHES AND

DESTROYED AT LEAST 20.

THE MOBS ARE SUPPORTERS OF

OUSTED PRESIDENT MORSI.

ONE EGYPTIAN SCHOLAR SAYS IT

IS THE WORST VIOLENCE

AGAINST THE COPTIC CHURCH

SINCE THE 14th CENTURY.

THE COPTIC POPE IS IN

HIDING, AND MOST CHURCHES

HAVE CANCELLED SUNDAY

SERVICES.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THE

DETAILS.

Reporter: SOME CALLED

IT BLACK WEDNESDAY.

THE DAY WHEN MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD SUPPORTERS

STORMED, LOOTED, AND BURNED

CHURCHES AND CHRISTIAN

ORGANIZATIONS THROUGHOUT

EGYPT.

President Obama: WE

CALL ON THOSE WHO ARE

PROTESTING TO DO SO

PEACEFULLY AND CONDEMN THE

ATTACKS WE HAVE SEEN BY

PRIM PRIME PROTESTORS,

INCLUDING ON CHURCHES.

Reporter: GARY LANE

DOCUMENTED THE EXTENT OF HIS

DESTRUCTION IN HIS LATEST

BLOG REPORT.

Reporter: NOW LOOK AT

THIS PHOTO.

OF THE YMCA BUILDING IN

MENIA, ALSO BURNED.

AND HOW ABOUT THIS ONE OF A

SCHOOL IN SUEZ.

OR THIS NUNERY,

ST. JOSEPH'S.

HERE IS A VIDEO OF MORSI

SUPPORTERS STORMING A CHURCH

IN ZOHAG.

THIS WAS THE RESULT

OUTSIDE.

AND NOW INSIDE, THE PEWS AND

THE BIBLES BURNED,

DESTROYED.

AND HOW ABOUT STE.THERESE

STE.THERESE'S CHURCH.

THE SAME THING.

YOU GET THE IDEA, ATTACKS ON

CHRISTIAN CHURCHES AND THEIR

CHRISTIAN INSTITUTIONS.

Reporter: LANE TALKED

WITH RAMAZ, FROM THE BIBLE

SOCIETY IN EGYPT, WHO'S TWO

SHOPS WERE DESTROYED.

WE'VE BEEN AROUND FOR 129

YEARS, AND THIS IS THE FIRST

TIME ANY BIBLE STUDY OFFICE

OR BOOKSHOP HAS BEEN

ATTACKED.

Reporter: YET ATALLAH

VOWED THEY WOULD REBUILD.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE

COWARDED BY THIS, AND WE'RE

NOT GOING TO LET IT STOP

US.

WE'RE GOING TO GO BACK TO

BUSINESS AS SOON AS WE CAN.

WE ALREADY SPOKE TO OUR

ARCHITECT AND CONTRACTOR

TODAY, AND AS SOON AS THINGS

SETTLE DOWN A LITTLE BIT,

WE'RE GOING TO START THE

RENOVATION.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO WAIT.

Reporter: HE TOLD CBN

NEWS THE GOVERNMENT PLEDGED

TO REBUILD THE CHURCHES AND

BUSINESSES DESTROYED BY THE

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

SUPPORTERS.

AFTER THE MAYHEM, THE

INTERNATIONAL PRAYER COUNCIL

ISSUED AN URGENT PRAYER

REQUEST FOR EGYPTIAN

CHRISTIANS.

IT READ IN PART: "PLEASE

PRAY FOR OUR BROTHERS AND

SISTERS IN CRIEFT CHRIST

FOR HIS PURPOSES TO BE

ACCOMPLISHED.

PAY FOR THEIR PROTECTION

AMIDST THE MAILSTROM, AND

FOR THE AUTHORITIES TO HAVE

WISDOM AND RESTRAINT IN

ACCOMPLISHING ORDER."

MANY SAY THE PRAYER REQUEST

IS ESPECIALLY URGENT IN

LIGHT OF THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD'S CALL FOR A DAY

OF RAGE.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

AN ISLAMIC ACTIVIST GROUP

IS CALLING FOR A MILLION

MUSLIM MARCH IN WASHINGTON

ON 9/11.

THE AMERICAN MUSLIM

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

SAYS IT WILL BE AN HISTORIC

MOMENT TO DEEMED THAT MUSLIM

RIGHTS BE PR PROTECTED BY

THE GOVERNMENT.

SINCE THE SEPTEMBER 11TH

ATTACKS, WE, QUOTE,"CONTINUE

TO BE VICTIMIZED BY BEING

MADE THE VICTIMS."

AND THEY SAY, QUOTE,"THE

GOVERNMENT EXACERBATES THE

PROBLEM WITH IT'S WAR ON

ISLAM."

A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS

PERMANENTLY BLOCKED ANDREW

AN OKLAHOMA LAW.

OKLAHOMA VOTERS PASSED THE

MEASURE IN 2010 WITH 70% OF

VOTERS SUPPORTING IT.

BUT A FEDERAL JUDGE ISSUED A

TEMPORARY INJUNCTION AFTER A

MUSLIM RESIDENT SUED.

THURSDAY, U.S. DIRECT JUDGE

VICKI MADE THE LAW PERMANENT

WHEN HE ISSUED AN ORDER,

FORBIDDING THE STATE BOARD

FROM CERTIFYING THE

ELECTION.

THE ATHEIST ASSOCIATION

FILED A COMPLAINT FROM A

MAGISTRATE WHO CHANGED A

BABY'S NAME FROM MESSIAH.

THEY ACCUSED OF THE JUDGE

AND VIOLATING THE STATE'S

CODE OF JUDICIAL CONDUCT.

THE PARENTS HAD ASKED THE

COURTS TO RULE ON THE BABY'S

LAST NAME.

SHE ORDERED THE BABY'S NAME

CHANGED FROM MESSIAH TO

MARTIN.

SHE SAYS MESSIAH IS A TITLE,

NOT A NAME, EARNED BY ONLY

ONE MAN, JESUS CHRIST.

THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT

REPORTS THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT SPENT $98 BILLION

OVER ITS BUDGET IN JULY.

BUT CBN NEWS SAYS THE

GOVERNMENT HAS NOT REPORTED

ANY RISE IN THE NATIONAL

DEBT.

IN FACT, THE DEBT HAS

REPORTEDLY BEEN STUCK FOR

THREE MONTHS AT THE EXACT

SAME FIGURE.

$16TRILLION.

JOINING US NOW WITH MORE IS

TERRY JEFFREY WHO JUST WROTE

ABOUT THIS MYSTERIOUS

DISCREPANCY.

TERRY, WHAT IS GOING ON

HERE.

FUZZY MATH?

YEAH.

MAYBE SOMETHING A LITTLE

WORSE.

THE TREASURE HAS THE DEBT AT

$16,399,398,399.

THEY HAVE DONE IT FOR 90

DAYS.

IT IS NOT CLEAR IF THEY CAN

EXPLAIN WHAT THE MATHEMATICS

IS ON A DAILY BASIS IF THEY

DO IT.

BUT EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE

DAILY TREASURY STATEMENTS,

WHICH IS AN ACCOUNTING THEY

PUT OUT EVERY DAY.

AND EVERY SINGLE ONE FOR 90

DAYS HAS SAID THAT EXACT

SAME FIGURE.

IF THE GOVERNMENT HAS

EXCEEDED THE LEGAL DEBT

CEILING, WHAT DOES THAT

MEAN?

WILL THERE BE ANY FALLOUT?

WELL, YES.

CONGRESS WILL HAVE TO RAISE

THE LEGAL LIMIT ON THE DEBT,

OR THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH IS

GOING TO HAVE TO STOP

SPENDING MONEY.

WE KNOW WHEN THEY GRAPPLE

WITH THAT, THERE IS GOING TO

BE A HUGE POLITICAL CONFLICT

IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

ESSENTIALLY WHAT THEY'VE

DONE, THE TREASURY, THE

ADMINISTRATION, HAS DECIDED

NOT TO HAVE THAT FIGHT NOW,

AND NOT TO HAVE IT A COUPLE

OF MONTHS AGO, BUT TO WAIT

UNTIL THIS FALL, WHEN WE

HAVE THE END OF THE FISCAL

LAW, SEPTEMBER 30th.

SO THERE WILL BE THIS

PERFECT FISCAL STORM

HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON.

BECAUSE THE LEGISLATION THAT

CURRENTLY FUNDS THE

GOVERNMENT EXPIRES, SO

CONGRESS IS GOING TO HAVE TO

PASS A BILL SAYING THAT THE

EXECUTIVE BRANCH IS GOING TO

SPEND MONEY.

AND I BELIEVE AT THAT SAME

TIME, THEY'RE GOING TO SAY

WE'RE GOING TO LET THE DEBT

LIMIT GO UP, AND CONGRESS IS

GOING TO HAVE TO DECIDE TO

RAISE THE DEBT LIMIT.

IT WILL BE A HUGE POLITICAL

STRUGGLE OVER THOSE TWO

THINGS AT THE SAME TIME.

CAN ANYTHING BE DONE TO

HELP THE GOVERNMENT BE

ACCOUNTABLE FOR ITS

SPENDING?

YEAH.

I THINK CONGRESS SHOULD HAVE

HEARINGS ON HOW THE

GOVERNMENT SPENDS AND

BORROWS IN THE UNITED

STATES.

I THINK THERE NEEDS TO BE

MORE PUBLIC AWARENESS -- BY

THE WAY, IN THE PASS,

CONGRESS WAS GIVEN STATUTORY

AUTHORITY OF THE TREASURY TO

DO THIS.

I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

NEED TO BE MORE AWARE OF HOW

THE TREASURY OF THE UNITED

STATES MANIPULATES THE

ACCOUNTING OF THE SPENDING

AND BORROWING OF THE UNITED

STATES IN TIMES LIKE THIS SO

THAT THEY CAN DEAL WITH IT

POLITICALLY THE WAY THEY

WANT TO.

I DON'T THINK MOST PEOPLE

REALIZE THIS.

I THINK THEY NEED TO BECAUSE

I THINK ULTIMATELY, WE'RE

HEADED TOWARDS A BIG -- AN

HOCKE HISTORICAL FISCAL

CRISIS THIS FALL.

A UNIVERSITY OF

CALIFORNIA ECONOMICS

PROFESSOR SAYS IT IS CLOSE

TO $20 TRILLION BECAUSE OF

SOCIAL SECURITY AND

MEDICARE.

WHY DOESN'T THE GOVERNMENT

COUNT THESE?

THEY ACTUALLY DO, BUT

THEY'RE IN VERY OBSCURE

DOCUMENTS.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE TRUSTEE

REPORTS FOR MEDICARE AND

SOCIAL SECURITY, THEY TALK

ABOUT THE UNFUNDED

LIABILITIES, WHICH ARE THE

PROMISES THAT THE GOVERNMENT

HAS MADE TO PEOPLE ALIVE,

WHO ARE PAYING PAYROLL TAXES

FOR SOCIAL SECURITY AND

MEDICARE WHEN THEY RETIRE.

BUT YOU HEAR ALL PEOPLE,

LEFT AND RIGHT, SAYING THIS

BURDEN IS UNSUSTAINABLE.

> AND THE QUESTION IS:

WHAT IS THE REMEDY TO DEAL

WITH THIS?

AND NO ONE HAS COME UP WITH

A SOLUTION THAT IS

POLITICALLY VIABLE.

I THINK WE ARE HEADED DOWN

THE ROAD TOWARDS A FISCAL

CRISIS LIKE WE'VE NEVER SEEN

IN THIS COUNTRY PRECISELY

BECAUSE OF THE UNFUNDED

LIABILITIES.

TERRY, THANK YOU FOR YOUR

TIME.

A FEW POLL SHOWS A MAJORITY

OF AMERICANS SUPPORT

DEFUNDING OBAMACARE.

57% OF INDEPENDENT VOTERS

WANT CONGRESS TO PULL THE

PLUG ON THE PRESIDENT'S

HEALTH INSURANCE LAW.

77% OF VOTERS WANT TO EITHER

SLOW DOWN IMPLEMENTATION OF

THE LAW OR THEY WANT TO

REPEAL IT.

THE STUDY WAS CONDUCTED BY

HERITAGE ACTION FOR AMERICA,

AND BASS WOOD RESEARCH.

THE FIRST PHASE OF OBAMACARE

IS SET TO KICK IN

OCTOBER 1st.

MORE STORIES ARE EMERGING

ABOUT THE N.S.A. ABUSING ITS

SURVEILLANCE POWER.

IN FACT, THE AGENCY HAS

BROKEN PRIVACY RULES

THOUSANDS OF TIMES A YEAR,

GOING ALL THE WAY BACK TO

2008, WHEN CONGRESS FIRST

GRANTED THE AGENCY BROAD,

NEW POWERS.

THE "WASHINGTON POST"

REPORTS THE MOST SERIOUS

INCIDENTS WERE VIOLATION OF

A COURT ORDER AND

UNAUTHORIZED USE OF

INFORMATION ON MORE THAN

3,000 AMERICANS AND GREEN

CARD HOLDERS.

IN ONE CASE, THE FOREIGN

INTELLIGENCE LEARNED ABOUT A

NEW COLLECTION METHOD MANY

MONTHS AFTER IT ACTUALLY

STARTED, AND THE COURT IS

SUPPOSED TO HAVE AUTHORITY

OVER SOME N.S.A.

OPERATIONS.

TURNING BACK OVERSEAS NOW, A

STRONG EARTHQUAKE STRUCK

CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND THIS

MORNING.

THE OFFICIALS ARE STILL

ASSESSING THE DAMAGE CAUSED

BY THE 6.5 QUAKE.

POLICE SAY HOMES AND BRIDGES

NEAR THE EPICENTER ARE

SEVERELY DAMAGED, BUT NO

INJURIES HAVE BEEN

SUPPORTED.

SOME BUILDINGS IN THE

CAPITAL WERE EVACUATED AND

ITEMS WERE KNOCKED OFF THE

SHELVES.

SEVERAL PEOPLE HAD TO BE

RESCUED FROM ELEVATORS.

STILL TO COME, "THE BUTLER"

IN THEATERS ACROSS AMERICA.

SEE MY INTERVIEW WITH OPRAH

AND FOREST WHITAKER COMING

UP AFTER THIS.

THIS MONTH MARKS THE

50th ANNIVERSARY OF MARTIN

LUTHER KINGMART MARTIN

LUTHER KING'S I HAVE A

DREAM.

RECENTLY I SAT DOWN WITH

OPRAH WINFREY AND OTHER CAST

MEMBERS OF "THE BUTLER."

FOREST WHITAKER PLAYS THE

TITLE ROLE IN LEE DANIEL'S

FILM, "THE BUTLER."

IT IS INSPIRED BY A

"WASHINGTON POST" ARTICLE,

AND AN EVENTUAL BOOK, ABOUT

EUGENE ALLEN, A WHITE HOUSE

BUTLER WHO SERVED EIGHT

PRESIDENTS.

YOU SAID THIS WAS THE

MOST INTIMIDATING ROLE OF

YOUR CAREER.

WHY SO?

SO MANY ELEMENTS TO

LEARN.

HIS PROFESSION.

HIS VOCATION.

HE DOESN'T EXPRESS A LOT OF

EMOTION.

HE CAN'T SPEAK ABOUT A LOT

OF DIFFERENT THINGS.

THAT WOULD MEAN I HAVE TO

COMMUNICATE TO YOU, THE

AUDIENCE, MY THOUGHTS,

WITHOUT ANY WORDS.

AND THE ACADEMY

AWARD-WINNING ACTOR ALSO

AGES NEARLY 70 YEARS

THROUGHOUT THE FILM, WHERE

HE PLAYS OPPOSITE OPRAH

WINFREY.

WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THAT

MOVIE, HON?

"IN THE HEAT OF THE

NIGHT."

IN HER LONG-AWAITED

RETURN TO THE BIG SCREEN,

OPRAH PLAYS GLORIA GAINS, A

WIFE AND MOTHER, STRUGGLING

TO KEEP HER FAMILY FROM

FALLING APART UNDER THE

PRECIOUS OF RACE CISM.

> RACISM.

I'M SORRY, MR. BUTLER, I

DIDN'T MEAN TO MAKE FUN OF

YOUR HERO.

EVERYTHING YOU ARE, AND

EVERYTHING YOU HAVE, IS

BECAUSE OF THAT BUTLER.

I CAME TO THAT FILM

EXPECTING TO SEE OPRAH

WINFREY.

INSTEAD, I SAW MY MOTHER, I

SAW MY GRANDMOTHER, AND I

SAW A FEW AUNTS.

OH, GOSH, THAT MAKES ME

WANT TO -- DON'T CRY, DON'T

CRY, DON'T CRY.

THAT'S THE GREATEST

COMPLIMENT YOU COULD PAY

ME.

THAT IS JUST THE GREATEST

COMPLIMENT.

THAT IS BETTER THAN ANY

REVIEW YOU JUST DID FOR ME.

AND THE REASON, WHAT YOU

JUST SAID THAT MADE ME TEAR

UP HERE IS BECAUSE I WAS

LOOKING FOR MY MOTHER AND MY

AUNT AND MY GRANDMOTHER, AND

THAT ENTIRE GENERATION OF

WOMEN WHO STOOD BY THEIR

MEN.

THEY WORKED HARD EVERY DAY.

THAT'S WHAT I WAS REACHING

FOR.

AND ALSO UNDERSTANDING THAT

EVERY ONE OF THEM HAD THEIR

OWN DREAMS, THEIR OWN

ASPIRATIONS, THEIR OWN

DESIRES.

THEY DIDN'T WANT TO JUST

STAND BY AND RAISE CHILDREN

EVERY DAY.

THERE WERE TIMES WHEN THEY

WANTED TO DO MORE THAN SEW,

AND SO THEY HAD TO REPRESS

ALL OF THAT FIRE.

OPRAH CREDITS DIRECTOR

LEE DANIELS, AND ACTING

COACH SUSAN, FOR MAKING

GLORIA COME ALIVE IN HER.

AND DANIELS CREDITS GOD.

HE SAYS HE ACTUALLY PRAYS

FOR THE FICTIONAL CHARACTERS

IN HIS FILM.

HIS PRAYER --

THAT GOD WOULD TAKE US TO

THE RIGHT PLACE TO DELIVER

THE RIGHT MESSAGE TO THE

RIGHT PEOPLE.

AND AT ITS HEART, "THE

BUTLER" IS A STORY ABOUT THE

LOVE BETWEEN A HUSBAND AND

WIFE.

SOMETHING SPECIAL IS

GOING ON DOWN HERE, DAD.

WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT

ANOTHER COLORED MAN?

AND A FATHER AND SON AT

ODDS ABOUT HOW TO FIGHT

INJUSTICE.

DAVID PLAYS THE SON.

YOU DESCRIBED THIS STORY

AS ALMOST PRODIGAL

SON-LIKE.

HOW SO?

WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL ABOUT

THIS STORY IS THAT THESE TWO

MEN, ONE OLDER AND ONE

YOUNGER, THEY'RE BOTH

FIGHTING THE SAME THING IN

VERY DIFFERENT WAYS.

BY THE END OF THE MOVIE,

THEY ARE ABLE TO BOTH

CELEBRATE A VICTORY, AN

UNFORESEEN VICTORY.

HE IS PART OF AN ALL-STAR

CAST THAT INCLUDES JANE

FONDA, CUBA GOODING, JR.,

LENNY KRAVITZ.

COULD YOUR CHARACTER,

HOWARD, HAVE BEEN A BUTLER

IN THE WHITE HOUSE?

NO.

HE DIDN'T HAVE THE STRENGTH

OF CHARACTER.

TO HIDE ONE'S EMOTIONS, AND

TO TURN ONE'S EMOTIONS INTO

WHERE IT BECOMES AN ACTION

OF SPIRIT, AND THEREFORE

HUMAN BEINGS ARE ABLE TO

RECOGNIZE THE TRUTH OF IT

AND NOT THE EMOTION OF IT,

AND NOT THE FEELING, BUT THE

NECESSITY OF IT.

THAT'S WHAT IT WOULD TAKE TO

BE A BUTLER.

TO BE JESUS AND WASH

SOMEONE'S FEET.

WHEN YOU ARE GREATER THAN.

THIS FILM TAKES A RARE

LOOK AT HISTORY THROUGH THE

EYES OF A HUMBLE SERVANT.

GREAT JOB.

THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

COMES ALIVE.

DOES IT NOT?

DOES IT NOT?

I'M TELLING YOU, WHEN I

FIRST SAW THIS FILM -- YOU

KNOW, YOU'RE PUTTING IT

TOGETHER, AND THAT'S ONE

THING.

AND THEN THE FIRST TIME I

SAW IT, IT TOOK MY BREATH

AWAY.

JUST THE OPENING TRACK FROM

FOREST.

GREAT FILM.

WE HAVE MORE EXTENSIVE

INTERVIEWS WITH THE CAST OF

"THE BUTLER," AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

YOU CAN SEE LENNY KRAVITZ

TALKING ABOUT HIS CHRISTIAN

FAITH AND ITS CONNECTION TO

THE FILM.

UP NEXT, IT IS IN KETCHUP,

SALAD DRESSING, PEANUT

BUTTER, AND EVEN BREAD.

THE DANGER OF HIGH FRUCTOSE

CORN SYRUP AND HOW TO AVOID

ITCH

A RECENT SURVEY BY THE

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL

SAYS ADULT OBESITY IN THE

U.S. IS NOT BUDGING.

THEY FOUND 13 STATES WITH

VERY HIGH RATES OF OBESITY

LAST YEAR.

AT LEAST 30% OF ADULTS IN

THOSE STATES WERE VERY

OBESE.

LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI

LED THE LIST.

COLORADO WAS AT THE BOTTOM

OF THE LIST.

WITH LESS THAN 21%.

STATES IN THE SOUTH AND

MIDWEST TOPPED THE CHART.

MANY WITH HIGH POVERTY

NUMBERS AS WELL.

THE NUMBERS HAVE STAYED

ROUGHLY THE SAME SINCE

2008.

OBESITY IN AMERICA IS

BECOMING A COSTLY EPIDEMIC

TO THE HEART AND THE

WALLET.

IT COULD CAUSE HEART

DISEASE, CANCER, DIABETES,

AND POSSIBLY EVEN AUTISM.

AND IT ALSO COSTS AN OBESE

PERSON ALMOST $3,000 A YEAR

IN MEDICAL COSTS THAN A REG

REGULAR WEIGHT PERSON.

AS LORI JOHNSON SHOWS US,

MUCH OF THIS CAN BE AVOIDED

IF WE DE-SWEETEN OUR DIET.

Reporter: AMERICANS

LIVE THE SWEET DIET.

OUR DIET CONTAINS ENORMOUS

AMOUNTS OF SUGAR, AND OFTEN

WE DON'T EVEN KNOW IT.

THAT'S BECAUSE IT IS HIDDEN

IN PLACES YOU WOULD NEVER

EXPECT.

IT IS ADDED TO EVERYTHING

FROM SALAD DRESSING, TO

PEANUT BUTTER, EVEN BREAD.

IN THE YEAR 1800, THE

AVERAGE AMERICAN CONSUMED

ABOUT 18 POUNDS OF SUGAR THE

ENTIRE YEAR.

IN 1900, IT JUMPED TO

90 POUNDS.

TODAY MOST OF US CONSUME

156 POUNDS A YEAR.

CARDIOLOGIST STEPHEN SINATRA

SAYS ALL OF THIS SUGAR

CAUSES THE INSULIN IN OUR

BODIES TO GO HE HAY WEAR,

OFTE HAYWIRE, LEADING TO

HEART DISEASE.

SUGAR DOES DAMAGE TO THE

BODY.

IT IS ONE OF THE MAIN

REASONS WE'RE SEEING

PROBLEMS, ESPECIALLY IN

YOUNG KIDS.

Reporter: OVER THE

YEARS, NOT ONLY HAS THE

AMOUNT OF SUGAR WE EAT

CHANGED, SO HAS THE TYPE OF

SUGAR.

MORE THAN 40 DIFFERENT

VARIETIES OF SUGAR FLOOD OUR

FOOD SUPPLY.

BUT THE GRANDDADDY OF THEM

ALL IS HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN

SYRUP.

THE PROBLEM IS IT IS IN

EVERYTHING.

YOU KNOW THE SOUPS YOU GET

IN RESTAURANTS, AND THE

CRACKERS -- IT IS IN

CRACKERS, SPAGHETTI SAUCE,

KETCHUP.

IT IS EVERYWHERE.

Reporter: HE JOINS A

NUMBER OF SCIENTISTS WARNING

THAT HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN

SYRUP IS EVEN WORSE THAN

TABLE SUGAR.

IT IS FOREIGN TO THE

BODY.

Reporter: HE SAYS OUR

BODIES METABOLIZE IT

DIFFERENTLY THAN OTHER

SUGARS, WHICH OVER TIME CAN

POISON THE LIVER.

I REALLY WORRY ABOUT HIGH

FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP.

IT IS BECOMING PART OF OUR

CULTURE, AND IT JUST

SHOULDN'T BE.

Reporter: DR. DANA

FLAVIN AGREES.

SHE SPECIALIZES IN TO IN IN

TOXICOLOGY, AND SAYS IT

DISABLES OUR BRAIN SWITCH,

AND WE ALWAYS WANT MORE.

WHEN YOU HAVE HIGH

FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, AND

YOU'RE CONSUMING IT FOR

SEVERAL DAYS, YOU GET A

WHOLE CHANGE IN LEPTINS AND

GRELINS, AND THOSE REGULAR

APPETITE.

AND YOUR BODY IS NOT SAYING

I'M FULL, BECAUSE OF THIS

CHANGE EN THE LEPTINS AND

GRELINS.

SO WE KNOW IT ALTERS

SABREIATIONALTERSALTERS

ALTERS SATIATION.

THEY HOPE TO IMPROVE

THEIR PRODUCT'S IMAGE AND

CHANGE ITS NAME TO CORN

SUGAR.

WHETHER IT IS CORN SUGAR

OR CANE SUGAR, YOUR BODY

CAN'T TELL THE DIFFERENCE.

BIOCHEM

HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP

IS EVERY BIT AS BAD FOR THE

DIET AS TABLE SUGAR.

IT IS EVERY BIT AS BAD, BUT

IT IS NOT WORSE.

IT IS THE EQUIVALENT OF.

IT IS NOT IN GOOD FOOD.

IT IS NOT SOMETHING YOU

WOULD WANT TO ENCOURAGE

PEOPLE TO EAT.

BUT IT SERVES AN IMPORTANT

PURPOSE IN THE AMERICAN DIET

BECAUSE IT IS A SWEETENER.

Reporter: THE AMERICAN

MEDICAL ASSOCIATION APPEARS

TO AGREE, STATING IT IS

UNLIKELY THAT HFCS

CONTRIBUTES MORE TO OBESITY

THAN TABLE SUGAR.

ON THE OTHER HAND, PRINCETON

RESEARCHERS FOUND THAT LAB

RATS WITH ACCESS TO HFCS

GAINED SIGNIFICANTLY MORE

WEIGHT THAN THOSE WITH

ACCESS TO TABLE SUGAR, EVEN

THOUGH BOTH GROUPS TOOK IN

THE SAME NUMBER OF

CALORIES.

THEIR CONCLUSION: SOME

PEOPLE HAVE CLAIMED THAT

HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP IS

NO DIFFERENT THAN OTHER

SWEETENERS WHEN IT COMES TO

WEIGHT GAIN AND OBESITY, BUT

OUR RESULTS MAKE IT CLEAR

THAT THIS JUST ISN'T TRUE.

SO WHILE THERE IS NO

DEFINITIVE ANSWER ABOUT THE

VALUE OF HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN

SYRUP VERSUS OTHER

SWEETENERS, ONE THINGS IS

CERTAIN: REGARDLESS OF THE

TYPE OF SUGAR, WE'RE

CONSUMING TOO MUCH OF IT.

MOST OF US EAT 22 TEASPOONS

OF ADDED SUGAR A DAY.

THE AMERICAN HEART

ASSOCIATION RECOMMENDS ONLY

SIX TEASPOONS A DAY FOR

WOMEN AND NINE FOR MEN.

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

JUST ONE 12-OUNCE SOFT DRINK

CONTAINS ABOUT NINE

TEASPOONS OF SUGAR.

A GOOD RULE OF THUMB WOULD

BE TO CHECK A PRODUCT'S

LISTED INGREDIENTS.

IF IT IS ONE OF THE FIRST

THREE LISTED INGREDIENTS,

PUT IT BACK.

AND EVEN HEALTHY SUGARS,

LIKE HONEY, SHOULD BE

CONSUMED IN SMALL AMOUNTS.

LORI JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

.

AND FINALLY THIS WEEK,

FOOD PANTRIES SUPPORTED BY

"OPERATION BLESSING" SERVE

THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES EVERY

WEEK.

IN GEORGIA, A FATHER OF TWO

AND HIS WIFE WERE STRUGGLING

TO MAKE ENDS MEET FOR THEIR

FAMILY.

TERRY, THE FATHER WAS

DIAGNOSED WITH KIDNEY

FAILURE AND COULD NO LONGER

WORK FULL-TIME.

AND "OPERATION BLESSING"

SUPPORTED FOOD PANTRY GAVE

HIM FOOD.

HE WAS SO GRATEFUL, HE

SCHEDULED HIS TREATMENTS IN

ORDER TO WORK FULL-TIME AT

THE PANTRY.

HE HAS SINCE GOTTEN HIS

KIDLY TRANSPLANT AND IS BACK

TO WORK FULL-TIME.

YOU CAN FIND MORE COVERAGE

OF THESE EXCLUSIVE STORIES.

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