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The 700 Club - August 21, 2013

Author Mandy Hale shares insights on how to flourish as an unmarried adult. Plus, a preacher's daughter goes off the deep end and faces a 40 year prison sentence. Read Transcript


SHE HATED HER BODY.

THE MORE I THREW UP, THE

THINNER I COULD GET.

Lee: SO SHE TURNED TO

DRUGS.

AND AT 90 POUNDS...

IT WASN'T A PARTY LIFE

ANYMORE.

IT WAS A WAY OF SURVIVAL.

Lee: SHE WAS STARING AT

40 YEARS.

I'M GOING TO BE IN

PRISON.

I HAD NO LIFE LEFT BEFORE

ME.

Lee: HER CRY FOR HELP.

I'VE MADE A MESS OUT OF

MY LIFE.

Lee: ON "THE 700

CLUB."

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

WITH ME IS THE LOVELY WENDY

GRIFFITH.

HEY, YOU'VE GOT AN

INTERESTING GUEST TODAY,

TALKING ABOUT SINGLES.

Wendy: SHE IS TALKING

ABOUT HOW SHE IS HAPPILY

SINGLE.

Pat: OH, SHE CAN'T BE

HAPPY.

Wendy: WE'RE GOING TO

FIND OUT.

Pat: SHE'S MARRIED TO

SOME MAN SOMEWHERE.

Wendy: WELL, I'M

SINGLE, AND I WOULD SAY I'M

HAPPILY SINGLE, BUT NOT

GIVING UP.

Pat: PLEASE DON'T GIVE

UP.

YOU'RE TOO LOVELY TO GIVE

UP.

DON'T GIVE UP.

ALL RIGHT.

I WANT TO ASK YOU A

QUESTION.

THE LEGISLATORS NEED TO

ADDRESS THIS.

IF YOU RAISE TAXES IN A

STATE, YOU'LL GET MORE MONEY

OR LESS MONEY.

Wendy: YOU WOULD THINK

YOU WOULD GET MORE MONEY,

BUT APPARENTLY, THAT IS NOT

THE CASE.

Pat: THAT'S NOT THE

CASE.

I HAVE THE STATS.

AND WE'RE GOING TO TALK

ABOUT IT LATER ON TODAY.

LISTEN TO THIS, THE NINE

STATES WITH NO PERSONAL

INCOME TAX GAINED

$146 BILLION BETWEEN 1995

AND 2010.

$145BILLION.

NO TAXES.

THE STATES WITH THE HIGHEST

TAX BURDEN, THEY GOT HIT.

A $139 BILLION LOSS.

I WONDER IF LEGISLATURES

WOULD JUST LISTEN TO THIS.

Wendy: THAT IS SO

INCREDIBLE.

AND PEOPLE ARE FLEEING TO

THE NO PERSONAL INCOME TAX

STATES.

Pat: WE TALKED

YESTERDAY ABOUT TEXAS AND

CALIFORNIA.

JUST THINK ABOUT THAT, IF

YOU'RE IN ILLINOIS, WHERE

THE LEGISLATURE INSISTS ON

RAISING TAXES, RAISING

TAXES, THEY LOSE MONEY.

SO THAT'S DUMB.

ANYHOW, WHY DO YOU EXPECT

THEM TO BE SMART?

WELL, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT

SHOCKS AMERICA.

THREE OKLAHOMA TEENAGERS

SHOT A COLLEGE BASEBALL

STAR.

WHY?

WELL, THE KIDS WERE BORED.

THEY WANTED SOMETHING TO

DO.

Wendy: IT HAPPENED IN

BROAD DAYLIGHT, AND

PROSECUTORS SAY THE TEENS

SHOT HIM JUST FOR THE FUN OF

IT.

MARK MARTIN HAS THE STORY.

DID HE SAY WHAT'S WRONG

WITH HIM?

HE WAS SHOT.

Reporter: THE VICTIM IS

22-YEAR-OLD CHRISTOPHER

LANE, WHO AUTHORITIES SAY

WAS JOGGING WHEN THE

SUSPECTS DROVE BY AND OPENED

FIRE.

THE STAR ATHLETE WAS

ATTENDING EAST CENTRAL

UNIVERSITY IN OKLAHOMA ON A

BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIP.

THEY WERE REALLY LOVELY.

Reporter: LANE HAD LEFT

HIS GIRLFRIEND'S HOUSE

SHORTLY BEFORE HE WAS GUNNED

DOWN.

I'M REALLY GLAD I GOT THE

FOUR YEARS WITH HIM.

Reporter: THIS WEEK

PROSECUTORS CHARGED TWO

TEENAGERS, 15-YEAR-OLD JAMES

EDWARD, JR., AND 16-YEAR-OLD

CHARLES LUNA, AND A THIRD IS

CHARGED WITH ACCESSORY.

THE BOYS WENT OUT LAST

FRIDAY LOOKING FOR A THRILL

KILLING.

ONE OF THE SUSPECTS CLAIMED,

WE WERE BORED AND HAD

NOTHING TO DO.

THEY WITNESSED THE YOUNG

MAN RUN BY ON THE STREET,

AND CHOSE HIM AS A TARGET.

Reporter: THE TEENS

POSTED THIS MESSAGE ON

SOCIAL MEDIA, "BANG, TWO

DROPS IN TWO HOURS."

AUTHORITIES SAY THEIR GOAL

WAS TO KILL AT LEAST ONE

OTHER PERSON.

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE HELPED

TRACK DOWN THE TEAMS.

MEANWHILE, ON THE FIELD BACK

IN AUSTRALIA, HOME PLATE IS

NOW COVERED IN FLOWERS TO

HONOR A 22-YEAR-OLD MAN

TAKEN BY A SENSELESS

VIOLENCE.

MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS.

Pat: I HOPE THE POLICE

IN THAT CITY, IN OKLAHOMA,

ARE BORED ENOUGH TO PULL THE

LEVER ON AN ELECTRIC CHAIR.

I THINK THAT IS A CAPITAL

OFFENSE AND IT DESERVES THE

DEATH PENALTY.

AND MAYBE KIDS WILL KNOW

THAT'S NOT WHAT YOU DO WHEN

YOU'RE, QUOTE,"BORED."

A CLERK SAYS SHE TURNED TO

PRAYER WHEN THERE WAS A

GUNMAN.

Lee: PAT, I'LL TELL YOU

ABOUT THAT IN JUST A

MOMENT.

20-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL BRANDON

HILL WALKED INTO AN ATLANTA

AREA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND

THREATENED TO KILL EVERYONE

THERE.

ANXIOUS PARENTS FEARED

ANOTHER NEWTOWN MASSACRE.

IN THE END, NO ONE WAS

KILLED.

THE SUSPECT EXCHANGED FIRE

WITH POLICE BEFORE HE WAS

TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

TIMOTHY HILL SAYS HIS

BROTHER HAS A HISTORY OF

MENTAL ISSUES.

I COULDN'T TELL YOU WHAT

HIS MINDSET WAS WHEN HE WENT

UP IN THERE.

I HONESTLY CAN TELL YOU THAT

HE HAS A LONG HISTORY OF

MEDICAL DISORDERS AND

THINGS, INCLUDING BIPOLAR.

A SCHOOL CLERK IS BEING

CREDITED WITH CALMING THE

GUNMAN DOWN.

SHE TOLD ABC NEWS, SHE WAS

SCARED JUST LIKE EVERYONE

ELSE, SO SHE JUST STARTED

PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT.

I GIVE IT ALL TO GOD.

I'M NOT THE HERO.

I WAS

TERRIFIED.

Lee: SHE IS

A

HERO.

AFTERWARD,

THOUGH, THE

SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT SAID

IT IS A BLESSED

DAY.

ALL OUR CHILDREN ARE SAFE.

IN

SYRIA, ACTIVIST GROUPS

SAY

AT LEAST 200 PEOPLE ARE

DEAD AFTER

THE GOVERNMENT

LAUNCHED A CHEMICAL WEAPONS

ATTACK AGAINST REBELS.

OPPOSITION GROUPS SAY

GOVERNMENT FORCES FIRED

ROCKETS WITH POISONNESS

GAS.

BRITAIN AND FRANCE PLAN TO

ASK THE UNITED NATIONS TO

INVESTIGATE THE CLAIMS.

AND THE MAN HEADING IT SAYS

THEY'RE READY TO LOOK INTO

THE POSSIBILITY OF A

CHEMICAL ATTACK.

SO FAR THE U.S. HAS NO PLANS

TO INTERVENE MILITARILY IN

SYRIA.

THE EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT IS

CRACKING DOWN ON THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD.

MORE THAN 1,000 MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD MEMBERS HAVE

BEEN ARRESTED.

SAFWAT HAGASI WAS CAPTURED

NEAR THE LIBYAN BORDER.

STATE-RUN MEDIA SAYS HE WAS

DISGUISED AS A WOMAN.

AND MORAD ALI WAS DETAINED

WHILE ATTEMPTING TO FLEE TO

ITALY.

THE ARRESTS COME ONE DAY

AFTER THEY

DETAINED MOHAMED

BADIE.

THE WHITE HOUSE HAS

ANNOUNCED A

CABINET-LEVEL

MEETING TO DISCUSSION THE

POSSIBILITY OF CUTTING AID

TO EGYPT.

Pat: INSANITY TO CUT

AID TO EGYPT.

THE MILITARY IS DOING WHAT

THEY NEED TO DO, WHAT WE

WOULD DO.

WHAT IF THERE WAS A RIOT IN

WASHINGTON?

WELL, YOU WOULD WANT THE

TROOPS TO COME OUT TO QUELL

THE RIOT.

YOU WOULD HOPE YOU COULD

NEGOTIATE, BUT IF THEY

DIDN'T LISTEN TO REASON --

IF YOU HAVE FANATICS WHO'S

PURPOSE IS JIHAD, OUR WAY IS

JIHAD -- THAT'S WHAT THEY

SAY.

OUR QURAN IS THE

CONSTITUTION, AND OUR WAY IS

JIHAD.

THEY HAVE SET ON FIRE

COUNTLESS CHRISTIAN CHURCHES

IN THE COUNTRY OF EGYPT, AND

THEY'RE WILLING TO KILL,

MAIM, SLAUGHTER, WHATEVER.

AND THE EGYPTIAN PEOPLE

SAID, NO, WE'RE NOT GOING TO

LET YOU STAK TAKE OVER OUR

NATION.

WHY WOULDN'T THE UNITED

STATES STAND FOR THE PEOPLE

ON OUR SIDE.

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IS

NOT ON OUR SIDE.

LEE?

Lee: PAT,

THE NATIONAL

SECURITY

AGENCY'S INTERNET

SURVEILLANCE HAS

BEEN MORE

WIDESPREAD THAN OFFICIALS

HAVE ADMITTED.

THE N.S.A. HAS BUILT A

SURVEILLANCE NETWORK THAT

CAN REACH ROUGHLY 75% OF

U.S. INTERNET TRAFFIC.

IT IS DESIGNED MAINLY TO

LOOK FOR INTERNATIONAL

COMMUNICATIONS, BUT IT ALSO

COLLECTS DOMESTIC

CONVERSATIONS AND E-MAILS.

THE OFFICIALS SAY THE N.S.A.

IS NOT GOING THROUGH ONLINE

DISCUSSIONS, BUT MAINLY

LOOKING FOR WHAT IT CALLS

IMPORTANT INFORMATION.

BUT SOME LAWMAKERS AND CIVIL

LIBERTARIANS WORRY IT

DOESN'T

HAVE ENOUGH

SAFEGUARDS

TO

PROTECT

AMERICA'S PRIVACY.

IT HAS

BEEN THREE MONTHS

SINCE

A DEADLY TORNADO HIT

MOORE,

OKLAHOMA.

FLOYD BOWMAN AND HIS TWO

SONS WERE AMONG

THOSE

WHO

LOST EVERYTHING.

BUT "OPERATION BLESSING"

STEPPED IN, AND NOW THE

BOWMANS HAVE THEIR HOME

BACK.

ALL RIGHT, HERE WE GO.

WE'VE GOT PEOPLE FROM ALL

OVER THE COUNTRY.

THEY WANT TO SAY SOMETHING

VERY SPECIAL TO YOU ON THE

COUNT OF THREE.

ONE, TWO, THREE!

WELCOME HOME, BOWMAN

FAMILY!

[APPLAUSE]

THESE ARE THE VOLUNTEERS

THAT CAME FROM ALL OVER.

THIS IS FLOYD.

HI.

HI, FLOYD.

THIS IS AUSTIN.

HI, AUSTIN.

THIS IS FRED.

HI, FRED.

SO WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK

ABOUT ALL OF THIS SO FAR?

NICE!

YOU THINK IT IS NICE.

WOW!

DAD, IT LOOKS NICE!

IT'S GREAT FROM HERE.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

ARE YOU SURPRISED?

UH-HUH.

THERE IS ONE THING THEY

SAY, WHICH IS WHAT AN

AWESOME DAD YOU ARE.

I KNOW IT HAS BEEN REALLY

TOUGH FOR YOU.

I'LL NEVER FORGET MEETING

YOU WHEN THE BATHROOM WAS

GUTTED OUT, AND EVERYTHING

WAS FALLING APART.

AND YOU WERE DOING

EVERYTHING YOU COULD DO GET

THIS HOUSE BACK TOGETHER.

AND WE PRAYED, AND YOU HAD

TEARS IN YOUR EYES, AND I

KNEW YOU WERE DOING THE BEST

YOU COULD.

[YELLING]

YOU NEED TO GET TO THE

BIBLE.

THERE ARE A BUNCH OF

VOLUNTEERS THAT WILL SIGN

THAT.

WE WANT TO SAY, WE LOVE YOU,

WE PRAY FOR YOU, AND WE

REJOICE WITH YOU.

AND WE'RE REALLY HAPPY FOR

YOU.

GOD BLESS YOU.

CONGRATULATIONS.

THANK YOU.

YOU MAY FEEL LIKE YOU'RE

ALONE AT TIMES, BUT YOU ARE

AN INCREDIBLE DAD.

THERE ARE MANY OTHER PEOPLE

WE COULD HAVE SAID YES TO,

BUT GOD SENT YOU IN OUR

PATH.

Lee:

WOW!

"OPERATION BLESSING'S"

VERSION OF

EXTREME HOME MAKE

OVER IN MOORE, OKLAHOMA.

"OPERATION BLESSING," BY THE

WAY, HAS

BEEN ON THE

GROUND

IN OKLAHOMA FROM THE

DAY

THAT TWISTER

HIT ON MAY

20th.

THE

MINISTRY HAS EMPOWERED

THOUSANDS OF

VOLUNTEERS WHO

PROVIDED SPIRITUAL CARE AND

PRACTICAL HELP FOR THE

VICTIMS, AS WELL AS

THE

EMERGENCY WORKERS, PAT.

IT HAS BEEN A GREAT DAY OUT

THERE.

Pat: IT IS A GREAT

DAY.

THOSE GUYS DO A WONDERFUL

JOB.

OUR TEAM AND "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS JUST SO

WONDERFUL.

IN LOUISIANA, THEY WERE

THERE.

EVERYBODY LEFT EXCEPT

"OPERATION BLESSING."

THEY STAYED ON THE GROUND

AND HELPED WITH MEDICAL

RELIEF, HELPED A HOSPITAL

GET UP AND RUNNING.

WE DID ALL KINDS OF THINGS

DOWN THERE.

I SAY HOSPITAL -- IT WAS A

CLINIC.

IT SERVED AS A HOSPITAL.

AND THERE IN MOORE,

OKLAHOMA, WE'RE REBUILDING A

HOME.

VOLUNTEERS BY THE THOUSANDS

ARE COMING TO HELP.

THIS IS REALLY A VERY GREAT

COUNTRY.

AND AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE VERY

WARM-HEARTED.

THEY WANT TO HELP THEIR

FELLOW CITIZENS AND

NEIGHBORS WHEN THEY SUFFER.

THEY JUST NEED SOME AVENUE

TO CHANNEL THEIR GENEROUS

IMPULSES, AND "OPERATION

BLESSING" SERVES THAT

PURPOSE.

Wendy: THAT WAS A

TEAR-JERKER.

THAT GUY WAS IN SHOCK, I

THINK.

YOU DON'T THINK PEOPLE ARE

GOING TO DO THAT FOR YOU.

BUT THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE

OUT THERE, LIKE "OPERATION

BLESSING," THAT WANT TO HELP

AND ARE HELPING AND MAKING A

DIFFERENCE.

AND I KNOW IN NEW ORLEANS,

WE WERE THERE, LIKE YOU

SAID, FOR TWO YEARS.

WE WERE ONE OF THE FIRST IN

AND THE LAST TO LEAVE.

IT IS MARVELOUS.

Pat: IT IS MARVELOUS

AND A THRILL TO BE ABLE TO

DO IT.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Wendy: COMING UP,

YOU'VE HEARD THE PHRASE

"FOLLOW THE MONEY."

SOME PEOPLE HAVE DONE JUST

THAT, AND IT HAS TAKEN THEM

TO SOME UNLIKELY PLACES.

HEAR HOW IT HAS HELPED THEM

SAVE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS,

NEXT.

Pat: WELL, OUR

PRESIDENT IS ONE WHO TALKS

ABOUT FAIRNESS.

WE'VE GOT TO BE FAIR.

WELL, WHAT IS FAIR?

WHAT IS FAIR?

WELL, WE'VE JUST GOT TO HAVE

FAIRNESS.

YOU'VE HIT EVERYBODY.

WELL, IT'S JUST GOT TO BE

FAIR.

WELL, WHO IS DECIDING WHAT

FAIR IS?

WELL, SOME OF THE

LEGISLATORS IN STATES THINK

WE'RE GOING TO KNOW WHAT

FAIR IS.

BUT THE TRUTH IS, IN AMERICA

YOU CAN VOTE WITH YOUR

FEET.

AND IF YOU DON'T LIKE WHAT

THEY'RE DOING TO YOU IN ONE

STATE, YOU CAN MOVE.

AND IF TAXES ARE TOO HIGH

WHERE YOU LIVE, YOU MIGHT

JUST SAY I WANT TO GO TO

SOME STATE WITH LOWER

TAXES.

AND THAT'S JUST WHAT MANY

PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY DONE.

AS HEATHER CELLS REPORTS,

THAT MIGRATION IS CREATING

CLEAR WINNERS AND CLEAR

LOSERS.

Reporter: WHAT IS IT

THAT CAUSES PEOPLE TO PICK

UP AND MOVE?

WHETHER IT IS ACROSS TOWN OR

ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

YOU DON'T USUALLY HEAR TAXES

IN THE EXPLANATION, BUT NEW

DATA SHOWS IT IS ALL PART OF

THE EQUATION.

THE I.R.S. PROVIDED THE

EVIDENCE THAT ALLOWS US TO

SIMPLY FOLLOW THE MONEY.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT NOT A

SURVEY, NOT A SAMPLE, NOT A

FOCUS GROUP.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ACTUAL

RESULTS OF PEOPLE'S ADJUSTED

GROSS INCOME.

Reporter: THE DATA

AUTHORITY TRAVIS BROWN CITES

IN "HOW MONEY WALKS," SHOWS

THE INCOMES OF 43 MILLION

AMERICANS, AND WHERE THEY

WENT BETWEEN 1995 AND 2010.

GENERALLY WHAT WE FIND IS

THAT TAXPAYERS, OVER THE

LONG-TERM, ARE FLEEING THE

HIGH-TAX STATES AND FLOCKING

TO THE LOW-TAX STATES.

Reporter: BROWN

DISCOVERED THAT THE NINE

STATES WITH NO PERSONAL

INCOME TAX GAINED

$146 BILLION IN INCOME

DURING THIS PERIOD.

AND THE STATES WITH THE

HIGHEST PERSONAL INCOME TAX

RATES, THEY LOST

$107 BILLION.

OVER ALL, STATES WITH THE

LOWEST STATE AND LOCAL TAX

BURDEN DENSS BROUGHT IN

ALMOST $70 BILLION, AND

THOSE WITH THE HIGHEST TAXES

TOOK A $139 BILLION HIT.

SOME OF THE SO-CALLED WINNER

STATES, LIKE TEXAS AND

FLORIDA, ARE WELL-KNOWN TO

ATTRACTING NEWCOMERS.

YOU MIGHT NOT THINK AS

TENNESSEE AS A TRENDY STATE

TO MOVE TO, BUT IT IS

ACTUALLY WHAT IS HAPPENING.

IT HAS NO PERSONAL INCOME

TAX, AND AN OVERALL LOW-TAX

BURDEN.

A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE

COMING FROM THE MIDWEST,

WISCONSIN, ILLINOIS,

MICHIGAN, OHIO.

A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE COMING

FROM THE NORTHEAST BECAUSE

THAT IS A VERY EXPENSIVE

PLACE TO LIVE.

Reporter: MARY JO

DIRECTS MARKETING FOR

FAIRFIELD LAKE, AND THE

NATURAL BEAUTY HERE MAKES IT

AN EASY SELL, AND THE LOWER

TAXES HELP TO CLOSE THE

DEAL.

KAREN AND DENNIS SHAW

ESCAPED 10 YEARS AGO FROM

THE D.C. SUBURBBS OF WESTERN

VIRGINIA.

WHEN ILIZE I LIVED UP

THERE, MY TAXES WERE

$4,000.

AND WHEN I MOVED DOWN HERE,

THEY ARE $750.

Reporter: AND THIS

COUPLE CAN AFFORD EXTRAS

LIKE THIS NEW PONTOON BOAT.

WE STILL HAVE A HOUSE IN

CHICAGO, AND WE PAY OVER

$9,000 IN TAXES.

FOR THIS HOUSE ON THE LAKE,

WE PAY LESS THAN $1400.

Reporter: AND TENNESSEE

SAW THE GREATEST GAINS IN

ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME FROM

1995 TO 2010.

AND THE LOSERS, STATES WITH

NOTORIOUSLY HOUSE TAXES,

LIKE CALIFORNIA AND

ILLINOIS.

HE THINKS TAXES ARE THE

NUMBER ONE REASON THAT

PEOPLE MOVE, ALTHOUGH IT IS

NOT ALWAYS DISCUSSED.

THOSE STATES THEY'RE

MOVING TO, SURE, CLIMATE IS

A PART OF IT.

BUT THAT IS NOT THE REAL

REASON.

IT IS THE ECONOMIC SITUATION

THEY FIND IN THOSE STATES.

Reporter: CRITICS SAY

TAX CUTS PLAY, AT MOST, A

MINOR ROLE IN MIGRATION.

THEY POINT TO RESEARCH THAT

PEOPLE MOVE FOR CLIMATE, NEW

JOBS, AND CHEAPER HOUSING.

OF COURSE, THERE ARE PLENTY

OF FOLKS ON THE GROUND IN

FAIRFIELD WHO WOULD

DISAGREE.

THAT IS PROBABLY MORE

IMPORTANT TO PEOPLE THAN

WHAT THE COST OF THE HOMES

ARE.

BECAUSE THAT'S THE LONG-TERM

LIVING EXPENSES.

Reporter: BROWN IS

CAREFUL NOT TO BLAME HIGH

TAXES FOR THIS MIGRATION.

HE DESCRIBES IT MORE AS A

CORRELATION, AND BELIEVE

THAT POLICY-MAKERS SHOULD

NOT IGNORE STATISTICS THAT

SHOW DRAMATIC SHIFTS BETWEEN

HIGH AND LOW TAX STATES.

THEY'RE NOT THE ONLY

THING, BUT THEY DO WEIGH IN

WHEN IT IS TIME TO MAKE A

LIFE-TIME DECISION.

Reporter: FOR FAMILIES

LIKE THE SHAWS, LOWER TAXES

HAVE BROUGHT PEACE OF MIND

AND A LITTLE EXTRA TO

SPARE.

WE HAVE THE HOME WE

WANTED, THE LAND WE WANTED,

THE AMENITIES THAT WE REALLY

WANTED.

Reporter: FOR ALL

FAMILIES, THERE IS NO

DENYING THAT TAXES AFFECT

INCOME.

EXACTLY HOW THAT AFFECTS

WHERE THEY LIVE IS

DEBATEABLE.

BUT AS THE I.R.S. NUMBERS

SHOW, ANY COMMUNITY THAT

WANTS TO ATTRACT PEOPLE

SHOULD CONSIDER LOW TAXES AS

A DRAW.

JUST LIKE A BEAUTIFUL GOLF

COURSE OR MOUNTAIN LAKE.

REPORTING IN CUMBERLAND

COUNTY, TENNESSEE, HEATHER

CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Pat: THE NINE STATES

WITH NO PERSONAL INCOME TAX

GAINED $146 BILLION FROM

1995 TO 2010.

THE NINE STATES WITH THE

HIGHEST PERSONAL INCOME TAX

RATES LOST $107 BILLION.

STATES WITH THE LOWEST STATE

AND LOCAL TAX BURDENS

BROUGHT IN ALMOST

$70 BILLION.

THOSE WITH THE HIGHEST

BURDENS TOOK A $139 BILLION

HIT TO THEIR REVENUE.

IT IS PRETTY CLEAR THE WAY

IT IS.

WENDY, YONG IF YOU CA I

DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN EVER

TALK TO -- MAYBE THE LABOR

UNIONS, THE

ENVIRONMENTALISTS ON THE

LEFT, INTO OPENING THEIR

EYES FOR THE TRUTH.

THANK GOODNESS FOR

TENNESSEE.

Wendy: WHERE ARE THE

STATES GETTING THEIR MONEY?

WHERE ARE THEY GETTING THE

BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IF

THEY'RE NOT GETTING IT FROM

THE INCOME TAX?

Pat: THEY'RE GETTING IT

FROM ALL KINDS OF THINGS.

YOU GET IT FROM SALES

TAXES.

THEY USE THE FACILITIES, AND

YOU GO OUT AND EAT, AND

THERE ARE TAXES.

JUST ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IS

THE DEAL.

PEOPLE COME IN.

THEY GET JOBS, THEY'RE

WORKING, AND THE BUSINESSES

PAY TAXES.

AND ALL TOGETHER THE RISING

TIDE LIFTS ALL OF THE

BOATS.

Wendy: SO THEY HAVE

MORE PERSONAL INCOME TO

DISPOSE, AND IT BRINGS

EVERYBODY UP.

Pat: IT BRINGS

EVERYBODY UP.

IF YOU'VE GOT A PROSPEROUS

COMMUNITY, THEN YOUR LOCAL

RETAILER IS MAKING MONEY AND

THE CAR DEALERS ARE MAKING

MONEY, AND LITTLE BY

LITTLE -- IT IS ECONOMIC

ACTIVITY.

AND THE OTHERS, WHEN YOU

HAVE THE DRAIN, YOU HAVE

FEWER PEOPLE TO BUY YOUR

CARS, FEWER TO BUY YOUR

FURNITURE, AND FEWER TO RENT

YOUR APARTMENTS, AND SO

FORTH.

IT IS A CASCADING EFFECT.

I DON'T KNOW WHY THESE

STATES DON'T GET THE

MESSAGE.

Wendy: WE OUGHT TO.

BECAUSE WE'RE NOT TALKING A

LITTLE BIT OF CHANGE.

WE'RE TALKING BILLIONS OF

DOLLARS.

UP NEXT, A WILD CHILD FINDS

A FASTER WAY TO LOSE

WEIGHT.

I WAS 110 POUNDS.

I WAS, LIKE, I'VE GOT TO GET

THINNER.

THE ONLY WAY I'M GOING TO BE

LOVED IS IF I'M REALLY,

REALLY, REALLY THIN.

THE MORE DOPE I CAN DO, THE

THINNER I CAN GET.

THE MORE I THROW UP, THE

THINNER I CAN GET.

Wendy: HEAR HOW HER

HABIT NEARLY COST HER HER

FREEDOM.

Pat: WELCOME BACK.

YOU'RE WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB."

SO GLAD TO HAVE YOU WITH

US.

AT JUST 24 YEARS OLD, JAMIE

BURKET HAD A RAP SHEET

LONGER THAN MOST CAREER

CRIMINALS.

JAMIE HAD FAILED NUMEROUS

DRUG TESTS.

SHE RAN AROUND WITH THE

MAFIA.

SHE HAD 17 WARRANTS FOR HER

ARREST.

BUT ONE DAY JAMIE KNEW HER

LIFE OF CRIME HAD COME TO AN

END.

AFTER SHE WAS SENTENCED TO

40 YEARS -- THAT'S RIGHT, 40

YEARS BEHIND BARS.

Reporter: JAMIE WAS

RAISED IN A QUIET TOWN IN

OKLAHOMA.

SHE WAS A PASTOR'S DAUGHTER

WITH A HAPPY CHILDHOOD AND

LOVING FAMILY.

WE HAD A GREAT CHURCH.

I KNEW THAT THERE WAS

SOMETHING GREAT THAT I WAS

GOING TO DO FOR GOD.

YOU KNOW, I LOVED JESUS SO

MUCH.

Reporter: BUT WHEN

JAMIE WAS 10 YEARS OLD, HER

PARENTS SEPARATED.

WE WERE BUSY, BUSY WITH

GOD.

THEY WERE BUSY HELPING OTHER

PEOPLE.

BUT THEY FORGOT ABOUT

THEMSELVES.

THE VISION I HAD OF GOD

BEGAN TO SWITCH, THAT HE IS

A JUDGEMENTAL GOD.

THE VISION OF GOD WAS, IF

YOU'RE A LOVING GOD, THEN

WHY DO YOU LET BAD THINGS

HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE.

Reporter: A FEW MONTHS

LATER, JAMIE'S PARENTS

RECONCILED.

THEY DECIDED TO TRAVEL

FULL-TIME AS EVANGELISTS,

BUT JAMIE HATED HER KNEW

LIFE ON THE ROAD.

MY CHILDHOOD FROM THAT

POINT WAS HARD.

EVERYTHING I HAD KNOWN WAS

CRUMBLING.

I BEGAN TO COMFORT EAT.

IT WAS THE ONE THING THAT

WOULD BE THERE WHEN

EVERYBODY ELSE LEFT.

I WAS 200 POUNDS AT 15, 16

YEARS OLD.

Reporter: AT THE AGE OF

15, WHILE HER PARENTS WERE

TEACHING AT A REVIVAL,

SCWHRAIM MJAMIE WAS RAPED

BY A BOY HER AGE.

SHE KEPT IT TO HERSELF.

FOR A LONG TIME I BLAMED

MYSELF.

I WAS RAPED WHEN I WAS FAT,

AND SO I WANTED TO JUST GET

RID OF IT.

I THINK THAT'S WHERE MOST OF

THE BULEMIA STARTED.

Reporter: AFTER FIVE

YEARS ON THE ROAD, JAMIE'S

FAMILY SETTLED DOWN IN A

SMALL TEXAS TOWN.

JAMIE PLUNGED INTO THE PARTY

LIFE.

I BEGAN TO GET IN WITH

THE WRONG CROWD.

THEN WHEN I TOOK MY FIRST

HIT OF COCAINE AT 17 IS WHEN

IT WAS, LIKE, OVER THE TOP.

THE WHOLE INSECURITY FADED.

THIS IS WHAT CAUGHT ME WITH

THE DRUGS BECAUSE IT

COMPLETELY TOOK AWAY THE

REALITY OF WHAT I THOUGHT

ABOUT MYSELF.

BUT AS SOON AS THE HIGH

FADED OFF, THE INSECURITY

CAME RIGHT BACK.

SO I WAS HOOKED AFTER MY

FIRST HIT.

Reporter: WHILE HER

DRUG USE WAS RISING, JAMIE'S

WEIGHT WAS PLUMMETTING.

WHEN I WOULD LOOK IN THE

MIRROR AND I WAS 110 POUNDS,

I WAS, LIKE, I'VE GOT TO GET

THINNER.

THE ONLY WAY I'M GOING TO BE

LOVED IS IF I'M REALLY,

REALLY, REALLY THIN.

Reporter: SOON, JAMIE

FOUND A NEW WAY TO TAKE

DRUGS, THE NEEDLE.

I HAD, LIKE, A $300 A DAY

OR $400 HABIT.

THEN YOU START DOING DOPE

AND YOU START DOING

ORGANIZED CRIME.

IT WASN'T A PARTY WAY AFTER

A WHILE, IT WAS A WAY OF

SURVIVAL.

Reporter: JAMIE WAS

GRIEVED OVER THIS, BUT THEIR

EFFORTS TO PULL HER OUT WERE

FUTILE.

AT THE TIME WHEN I WAS

HOME, THEY WOULD PUT ON

CHRISTIAN MUSIC, AND I WOULD

CLEAN UP FOR A DAY.

AND THEN IT WAS, LIKE, HERE

I GO AGAIN.

Reporter: BY THE AGE OF

22, SHE WAS A HIGH-PROFILE

DRUG DEALER WITH 17 WARRANTS

OUT FOR HER ARREST.

THEY HAD SET MY BOND AT $1.5 MILLION.

LIKE, $$1.5 MILLION.

Reporter: JAMIE

EVENTUALLY SERVED 18 MONTHS

OF A FIVE-YEAR PRISON

SENTENCE.

BUT LESS THAN A YEAR AFTER

HER RELEASE, SHE VIOLATED

HER PROBATION WITH ALCOHOL

AND DRUG USE.

ON DECEMBER 18th WAS MY

HEARING, FOR ME TO GO IN

FRONT OF THE JUDGE.

SHE LOOKED AT ME THROUGH HER

GLASSES, AND SHE SAID, I'M

CONFINING MS. BERKET TO THE

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF

CORRECTIONS FOR 40 YEARS.

I THOUGHT ABOUT, WHEN IT IS

TIME TO GET MARRIED, I'M

GOING TO BE IN PRISON.

WHEN IT IS TIME TO HAVE KIDS

AND WATCH THEM GROW UP, I'M

GOING TO BE IN PRISON.

24 YEARS OLD, COMPLETELY

BROKEN, 90 SOMETHING POUNDS,

ALCOHOLIC, DRUG ADDICT.

I HAD NO LIFE LEFT BEFORE

ME.

I WAS TRANSFERRED BACK TO

THE WOMEN'S STATE PRISON TO

SERVE OUT MY 40 YEARS.

BUT I REMEMBER LOOKING OUT

THE WINDOW, SEEING ALL THAT

WAS BEFORE ME.

IT WAS JUST ME AND JESUS.

THE SAVIOR WHO DIED FOR ME.

AND I SAID, GOD, I'VE MADE A

MESS OUT OF MY LIFE.

IF YOU CAN TAKE THIS BROKEN

PERSON AND MAKE SOMETHING

GOOD OUT OF IT, THEN DO IT.

AND I ASK YOU, LORD, THAT IF

IT BE YOUR WILL, WOULD YOU

PLEASE OVERTURN THE

SENTENCE.

BUT IF NOT, THEN GIVE ME

GRACE TO ACCEPT THE FACT

THAT THIS IS WHERE I WILL

SPEND MOST OF MY LIFE, AND

GIVE ME PEACE AND LOVE TO DO

IT.

I BEGAN TO READ MY BIBLE,

AND I BEGAN TO PRAY.

MY ANGER BEGAN TO BREAK, AND

MY HATE BEGAN TO BREAK.

AND THE LOVE OF GOD BEGAN TO

FLOW THROUGH ME.

Reporter: AT THE SAME

TIME, JAMIE AND HER PARENTS

WERE PRAYING FOR A MIRACLE.

THE JUDGE WHO SENTENCED HER

RESIGNED, AND A NEW JUDGE

TOOK THE BENCH.

SOON AFTER, JAMIE RECEIVED A

LETTER FROM HER MOTHER.

AND IT SAID, "YAY, WE GOT

A NEW TRIAL."

IT WAS, LIKE, IN BIG

LETTERS.

IT SAID, THE NEW JUDGE IS

GOING TO HEAR YOUR CASE.

Reporter: JAMIE ASKED

THE NEW JUDGE TO CENTER HER

TO A CHRISTIAN PROGRAM

CALLED "TEEN CHALLENGE."

SHE SAID, IF I COULD GIVE

YOU A 60-YEAR SENTENCE, I

WOULD BECAUSE WHAT YOU DID

IS UNACCEPTABLE TO THE

COURT.

BUT THAT WOULD NOT BE

COMPASSIONATE.

I'M GOING TO PROBATE THAT

SENTENCE, REGARDING GO TO

THE TEEN PROGRAM AND YOU

MAKE SOMETHING OF YOURSELF.

I SAW, THAT DAY, A GOD THAT

LOVED ME.

NOT A GOD THAT IS GOING TO

THROW YOU AWAY BECAUSE YOUR

WORTHLESS, BUT A GOD WHO

MAKES BROKEN THINGS NEW.

I SAW A GOD WHO LOVED ME

MORE THAN I LOVED MYSELF.

Reporter: JAMIE LEFT

FOR TEEN CHALLENGE.

I WENT IN BASICALLY DEAD,

A DEAD PERSON, SKIN AND

BONES, AND THE LORD WAS

TRANSFORMING ME.

I GRADUATED AT

135 POUNDS.

I FINALLY HAD COMPLETED

SOMETHING IN MY LIFE, AND

GOD HAD GIVEN ME A NEW

START.

AND I LOOKED IN THE MIRROR,

AND I SAW SOMEBODY

COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.

I SAW MY HAIR WAS FULLER AND

MY EYES WERE BEAUTIFUL.

I SAW WHO GOD SAW.

Reporter: TODAY JAMIE

IS DRUG-FREE AND IS

COMPLETELY RECONCILED WITH

HER FAMILY.

SHE IS ALSO A FULL-TIME

SPEAKER AND HAS WRITTEN A

BOOK CALLED "UNSHACKLED."

THERE IS NO DRUG THAT IS

TOO BIG FOR GOD.

THERE IS NO PRISON THAT IS

TOO BIG FOR GOD.

GIVE YOUR LIFE TO JESUS

BECAUSE IT WILL BE THE BEST

DECISION THAT YOU WILL MAKE

IN YOUR LIFE.

JUST TRY JESUS.

DON'T LET HIM BE YOUR LAST

SHOT.

TRY HIM AND SEE WHAT A

DIFFERENCE HE CAN MAKE IN

YOUR LIFE.

Pat: BOY, WHEN IT IS

ALL OVER -- YOU MIGHT COME

TO THE TIME IN YOUR LIFE

WHEN YOU SAY IT'S ALL OVER.

I HAVE BLOWN IT TERRIBLY.

JUST THINK, FACING A 40-YEAR

PRISON SENTENCE -- THAT'S A

SENTENCE OF DEATH.

BUT GOD ALMIGHTY SAW

SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL.

HE MADE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

OUT OF MY LIFE.

GOD SEES IN YOU BEAUTY.

HE DOESN'T SEE THE DRUGS.

HE DOESN'T SEE THE ALCOHOL.

HE DOESN'T SEE THE ILLICIT

SEX.

HE DOESN'T SEE THE ABORTED

CHILD.

HE DOESN'T SEE AS MUCH OF

THAT AS YOU THINK.

WHAT HE SEES IS WHAT YOU CAN

BE.

AND HE WANTS YOU FREE.

HE WANTS YOU TO BE SET

FREE.

DO YOU WANT THAT?

DON'T LET YOUR LIFE SPIRAL

OUT OF CONTROL.

YEAH, YOU MAY HAVE BEEN

RAPED.

YES, YOU MAY HAVE BEEN BEAT

UP AS A KID.

YES, YOU MAY HAVE BEEN THE

VICTIM OF INCEST.

YES, SOMEBODY MAY HAVE BEEN

UNKIND TO YOU.

OR YOU DIDN'T GET THE GRADES

YOU THOUGHT YOU SHOULD HAVE

HAD IN SCHOOL.

OR YOU GET FIRED AND IT WAS

UNJUST.

YEAH, YEAH, ALL OF THOSE

THINGS.

BUT GOD WANTS TO MAKE

SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL OUT OF

YOU.

WHAT HE SAYS TO YOU RIGHT

NOW, BOW YOUR HEAD.

LET ME TAKE OVER AND LET ME

MAKE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL.

BOW YOUR HEAD WHEREVER YOU

ARE.

PRAY THESE WORDS WITH ME.

THAT'S RIGHT.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, PRAY

WITH ME.

JESUS, YOU KNOW WHAT A MESS

I'VE MADE OF MY LIFE.

IT IS SO EASY TO SEE ALL OF

THE FAILURES, TO SEE ALL OF

THE PROBLEMS, TO SEE THE

TERRIBLE THINGS FACING ME,

BUT, GOD, YOU ARE IN CHARGE

OF THIS UNIVERSE.

AND I SURRENDER TO YOU.

AND, LORD JESUS, I KNOW YOU

LOVE ME.

I KNOW YOU DIED FOR ME.

RIGHT NOW, LORD, I OPEN MY

HEART TO YOU, AND I ASK YOU

TO COME IN.

LIVE YOUR LIFE IN ME, AND I

WILL LIVE FOR YOU.

AND I WILL SERVE YOU ALL OF

THE DAYS OF MY LIFE.

FOR THOSE WHO PRAYED THAT

PRAYER, I WANT TO GIVE YOU

SOMETHING.

A LITTLE THING CALLED "IT'S

A NEW DAY."

WE'VE HAD IT FOR A WHILE.

I WENT TO THE AUDIO ROOM

SOME SEVERAL YEARS AGO, AND

I DID A 73 MINUTES COMPACT

DISC THAT TELLS WHAT HAS

HAPPENED TO YOU.

I WILL GIVE THIS TO YOU FREE

IF YOU CALL IN.

I WANT YOU TO CONFESS.

YOU JUST HAD THE MOST

IMPORTANT DECISION OF YOUR

LIFE, AND I WANT YOU TO TELL

SOMEBODY ABOUT IT.

PICK UP THE PHONE.

IT'S A TOLL-FREE NUMBER.

NO FINANCIAL OBLIGATION

WHATSOEVER.

JUST CALL IN AND SAY I'M

FREE.

1-800-759-0700.

HERE IS WENDY WITH MORE.

Wendy: PAT, STILL TO

COME, SHE IS A TWITTER

SENSATION, WHO IS ALSO ONE

OF OPRAH'S LIFE COACHES.

WE'LL SIT DOWN WITH MANDY

HAIL LATER ON THE SHOW.

BUT, FIRST, WE'RE GOING TO

BE CLEANING OUT OUR IN BOX

BECAUSE WE'LL BE ANSWERING

QUESTIONS FROM OUR VIEWERS.

MADELYNE ASKS, "IS IT A SIN

TO LEAVE YOUR BODY TO A

MEDICAL SCHOOL FOR TEACHING

PURPOSES."

STAY TUNED FOR ANOTHER ROUND

OF "BRING IT ON," NEXT.

AND WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB."

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DOZENS OF COUNTRIES HAVE

LISTED CONCRETE EVIDENCE OF

A TERRORIST THREAT.

THERE IS A CONCERN THAT

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AS WELL AS THE ANNIVERSARY

OF 9/11.

ISRAELI BUSINESSMEN AND

EX-GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ARE

PRIME TARGETS FOR

ASSASSINATION OR

KIDNAPPING.

GERMANY WILL BE THE FIRST

COUNTRY IN EUROPE TO

INTRODUCE WHAT IT CALLS AN

INDETERMINATE DESIGNATION ON

BIRTH CERTIFICATES.

THE OPTION TO SELECT BLANK

UNDER MALE OR FEMALE WILL

BECOME AVAILABLE.

THAT WOULD ALLOW THOSE BORN

WITH CHARACTERISTICS OF BOTH

SEXES TO CHOOSE WHAT GENDER

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AFTER THIS.

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Wendy: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYONE.

IT IS TIME TO "BRING IT ON"

WITH PAT.

AND WE'VE GOT SOME GREAT

QUESTIONS FOR YOU TODAY.

PAT, MAT LIN WANTS TO KNOW,

"IS IT A SIN TO LEAVE YOUR

BODY TO

A MEDICAL SCHOOL FOR

TEACHING PURPOSES?"

Pat: ABSOLUTELY NOT.

I THINK IT IS A NOBLE THING

TO DO.

WHEN YOU LEAVE YOUR BODY,

YOU'VE LEFT IT.

IT'S AN OLD SHELL.

YOUR CLOTHED WITH A

SPIRITUAL BODY.

SO LET SOMEBODY WHO NEEDS A

KIDNEY OR NEEDS SOME CORNEA

OR SOMETHING, BY ALL MEANS

LET MEDICAL SCHOOLS HAVE

THEM.

Wendy: TARA WANTS TO

KNOW, "LATELY MY HUSBAND HAS

BEEN YELLING AT ME A LOT.

HE FEELS I TALK TOO MUCH,

AND HE SAYS I SHOULD BE

SILENT ACCORDING TO 1

TIMOTHY 2, VERSE 14.

SHOULD I BE SILENT BECAUSE

OF WHAT

EVE DID?

I JUST WANT TO PRESERVE MY

MARRIAGE."

Pat: WHAT IS WRONG WITH

THAT HUSBAND?

THE HUSBAND IS UNDER

DISTRESS.

EITHER HE DIDN'T GET A

PROMOTION, OR HE HAS A BOSS

THAT YELLS AT HIM.

HE DOESN'T

FEEL GOOD ABOUT

HIMSELF.

ALL OF THIS VIAGRA STUFF,

BUT MEN LOSE CERTAIN -- WHEN

THEY GET TO 40, 50 SOMETHING

THEY START LOSING SOME OF

THEIR POT POT POTEN

POTENCY.

AND SO UNDERSTAND HE IS

GOING THROUGH A DARK PATCH

AND YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND

IT.

AT THE SAME TIME, DON'T BE

JAMMERING AWAY.

PEOPLE NEED TO BE QUIET.

YOU CAN LOVE EACH OTHER AND

JUST BE QUIET.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO TALK ALL

OF THE TIME.

YOU CAN COMMUNICATE

NON-VERBALLY VERY WELL.

SO WHEN HE TELLS YOU YOU'RE

TALKING TOO MUCH, LISTEN TO

HIM.

I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT EVE

AND ADAM AND ALL OF THAT

STUFF, BUT JUST RESPECT HIS

SPACE.

HE MAYBE IS UNDER STRESS,

AND HE JUST WANTS TO SIT

QUIETLY.

MAYBE READ A NEWSPAPER,

WATCH TV, DO WHATEVER HE

DOES.

BUT JUST LET HIM HAVE HIS

SPACE.

LET HIM REST.

Wendy: DO YOU THINK HE

SHOULD PROBABLY BE CAREFUL,

THOUGH, TO NOT USE SCRIPTURE

AS A WEAPON?

Pat: ABSOLUTELY.

I THINK THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS.

I'M GOING TO KEEP YOU UNDER

SUBMISSION BECAUSE VERSE TWO

SAYS WOMEN ARE SUPPOSED TO

DO THIS, THAT, AND THE

OTHER.

I DON'T LIKE THAT.

Wendy: LEONI SAYS, "I'M

LOSING FAITH IN GOD.

I'M HAVING A LOT OF DOUBT

ABOUT HIM, AND I DON'T MEAN

TO.

SOMETIMES I JUST CONFUSED.

SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW IF HE

IS REAL.

WHAT SHOULD I DO ABOUT THIS

ISSUE?"

PART START PRAISING THE

LORD.

I WANT YOU TO THANK GOD.

START THE MORNING SAYING, I

THANK YOU FOR MY HEALTH, MY

FAMILY, MY JOB, I'M LIVING

IN A FREE COUNTRY, I'VE GOT

ALL OF THESE BLESSINGS.

YOUR PRESENCE IS REAL.

I WANT YOU TO THANK HIM, AND

THEN I WANT YOU TO PRAISE

HIM.

AS YOU PRAISE HIM, HE WILL

BECOME REAL.

STOP ALL OF THESE HEAD

GAMES.

THE BIBLE SAYS DEEP CALLS

UNTO DEEP.

AND DEEP INSIDE YOU IS A

DESIRE TO BE IN TOUCH WITH

THE SPIRIT OF GOD.

THAT'S WHERE YOU KNOW HIS

VALIDITY, WHERE HE IS REAL.

THAT'S WHERE YOU NEED TO BE,

AND IT WILL COME ABOUT

THROUGH PRAISE.

AS YOU PRAISE AND THANK HIM

FOR ALL HE HAS DONE.

STOP ALL OF THIS, I DON'T

KNOW IF HE IS REAL.

OF COURSE HE IS REAL.

YOU WOULDN'T HAVE AN EARTH

IF HE WASN'T.

Wendy: HE IN HABITS THE

PRAISES OF HIS PEOPLE.

TAMIKA WANTS TO KNOW IS THE

RAPTURE SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN

BEFORE OR AFTER THE BEAST.

I WANT TO KNOW SO MY FAMILY

CAN BE BETTER PREPARED.

Pat: THE BEST WAY TO

HAVE YOUR FAMILY PREPARED IS

TO OCCUPY BEFORE I COME.

JESUS GAVE A PARABLE, AND HE

GAVE HIS SERVANTS CERTAIN

TASKS.

WHEN HE GOT BACK, SOME OF

THEM WERE BEATING UP THE

OTHER SERVANTS.

AND HE SAID, THE ONES WHO

WERE DOING THE LORD'S WORK,

HE IS GOING TO COMMEND

THEM.

TO GIVE THEIR PORTION IN

SEASON.

SO YOU SHOULD BE GIVING THE

OUT THE WORD OF GOD.

YOU SHOULD BE HELPING

PEOPLE.

YOU SHOULD BE DOING THE WORK

OF THE LORD AND NOT

OBSESSING ON RAPTURES AND

ALL OF THIS STUFF.

BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW, IT

COULD BE A THOUSAND YEARS

FROM NOW.

BUT YOU ASK WHEN ACCORDING

TO THE BIBLE.

READ MATTHEW 24, AND HE SAYS

IN THERE, IMMEDIATELY AFTER

THE TRIBULATION OF THOSE

TIMES HE WILL SEND HIS

ANGELS, AND HE WILL GATHER

HIS SELECT FROM THE FOUR

CORNERS OF THE EARTH.

WHEN IS THAT GOING TO

HAPPEN?

THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN AT

THE END OF THE TIMES WHEN

THE LORD HIMSELF WILL TAKE

OVER THE WORLD.

HE IS COMING DOWN AND HE'LL

TAKE EVERYTHING UP.

BUT I THINK THIS BUSINESS

ABOUT SOMEBODY PILOTING AN

AIRPLANE, AND SUDDENLY HE

VANISHES AND HIS SUIT IS

LEFT IN THE COCKPIT -- THIS

IS NUTS.

IT IS ABSOLUTELY NUTS.

BUT I KNOW THERE ARE A LOT

OF PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IT,

AND IT IS JUST NOT

BIBLICAL.

Wendy: A VIEWER

SAYS, "I'M IN MY 30s, AND

MY DAD STILL TRIES TO

CONTROL ME.

I'M HAPPILY MARRIED, AND HE

FINDS THINGS WRONG WITH MY

HUSBAND AND JUDGES HIM.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO OR

HOW TO PRAY.

I'M DISCOURAGED."

I CAN SEE WHY.

Pat: FIRST YOU HAVE TO

SEE WHAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR

DAD'S MIND.

YOU'RE HIS LITTLE GIRL.

AND THIS MAN HAS COME ALONG

AND TAKEN YOU.

AND YOU NOW BELONG TO HIM.

AND MOTHERS FEEL THE SAME

WAY.

THIS WOMAN TOOK MY LITTLE

BOY AWAY.

IT HAPPENS ALL OF THE TIME.

THAT'S WHY PEOPLE TALK ABOUT

MOTHERS-IN-LAW.

YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO HONOR OUR

MOTHERS AND FATHERS.

THE BEST THING TO DO WITH

THAT FATHER, JUST IGNORE

WHAT HE IS SAYING AND DON'T

ANSWER HIM.

JUST BE QUIET.

DON'T SAY ANYTHING.

DON'T ARGUE WITH HIM, OH,

BUT MY HUSBAND IS THE MOST

WONDERFUL MAN -- DON'T

ARGUE.

JUST KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT,

PRAISE THE LORD, AND IF

ANYBODY ASKS, SAY, LOOK, I

LOVE MY HUSBAND.

IF YOU WANT TO SHOW A

SCRIPTURE, THIS IS WAY BACK

IN GENESIS, "FOR THIS CAUSE

SHALL A MAN LEAVE HIS MOTHER

AND FATHER, CLEVE TO HIS

WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BE

AS ONE FLESH."

I'VE LEFT MOTHER AND FATHER,

AND I'M CLEVING TO MY

HUSBAND.

NOW, DAD, IT'S OKAY.

I LOVE MY HUSBAND.

WE'VE GOT A GOOD MARRIAGE.

JUST CHILL.

BUT DON'T ARGUE.

Wendy: JUST CHILL,

DAD.

Pat: JUST CHILL.

ISN'T THAT THE WAY IT IS --

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOUR

FATHER, YOU'RE HIS LITTLE

GIRL.

AND ALL THE WAY ALONG THE

LINE, YOU'RE HIS LITTLE

GIRL.

Wendy: YEAH.

Pat: THE THING I'VE

ALWAYS TRIED TO DO WITH MY

WIFE IS TO DRAW CLOSE

TOGETHER WITH MY WIFE.

IT IS OUR UNION TOGETHER,

AND OUR CHILDREN, WHEN THEY

GROW UP, THEY HAVE A LIFE OF

THEIR OWN.

WE HONOR THEIR MARRIAGES AND

CHILDREN AND EVERYTHING.

WE WANT TO HELP THEM AND

LOVE THEM, BUT NOT IN ANY

WAY DOMINATE THEM.

Wendy: THE BEST GIFT

YOU CAN GIVE YOUR CHILDREN

IS TO LOVE YOUR WIFE OR LOVE

YOUR HUSBAND.

Pat: SURE.

AND THE HUSBAND AND WIFE

DRAW TOGETHER.

THE PROBLEM IS WHEN THE

FATHER OR MOTHER DOESN'T

HAVE A REAL LIFE WITH THE

SPOUSE, THEY HAVE THE LIFE

WITH THAT CHILD.

THAT, PSYCHOLOGICAL, IS A

PROBLEM.

AND THEY TELL ME IT IS TIME

TO SHUT UP BECAUSE WE'VE GOT

TO DO SOMETHING ELSE.

Wendy: INDEED.

COMING UP, SHE MAY NOT BE

HAPPILY MARRIED, BUT SHE IS

HAPPILY SINGLE.

MANDY HAIL SHARES WHY,

NEXT.

Wendy: WELL, GROWING

UP, MANDY HAIL WANTED TO BE

MARRIED BY THE TIME SHE WAS

25, BUT THAT SHIP SAILED A

LONG TIME AGO.

WHILE SHE IS NOT HAPPILY

MARRIED YET, MANDY SAYS IT

IS JUST AS WELL BECAUSE SHE

IS HAPPILY SINGLE.

Reporter: MANDY HAIL

SAYS BEING HAPPILY SINGLE

DOESN'T MEAN YOU'VE GIVEN UP

ON FINDING YOUR HAPPY

ENDING.

IN 2010, MANDY WAS SINGLE

AGAIN AFTER SHE AND HER

BOYFRIEND BROKE UP.

IN THE BOOKSTORE, THERE WERE

MANY BOOKS WITH ADVICE ON

HOW TO DATE A MAN, LAND HIM,

AND KEEP HIM.

BUT THERE WAS NOTHING ABOUT

CELEBRATING BEING SINGLE.

MANDY'S BOOK, "THE SINGLE

WOMAN," IS FILLED WITH FUNNY

STORIES AND WITTY ADVICE AND

HELPS WOMEN CHOOSE TO BE

HAPPY, WITH OR WITHOUT THE

EVER AFTER.

Wendy: MANDY HAIL IS

WITH US, AND SHE IS AUTHOR

OF THE BOOK "THE SINGLE

WOMAN," AND THAT IS HER

TWITTER HANDLE.

WELCOME, MANDY, FROM ONE

SINGLE WOMAN TO ANOTHER.

THANK YOU.

Wendy: MANDY, YOU'RE IN

YOUR 30s, AND YOU'RE

SINGLE, SO WHAT'S WRONG WITH

YOU?

YOU HAVE TO TILT YOUR

HEAD.

DON'T YOU LOVE YOUR

QUESTION.

Wendy: I THOUGHT WHEN

THE PRODUCERS WROTE THAT

QUESTION, IF THERE IS

SOMETHING WRONG WITH HER,

THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG

WITH ME, TOO.

AND EVEN IF PEOPLE DON'T

SAY IT, YOU KNOW THEY'RE

THINKING IT.

BUT ACTUALLY YOU'RE WILLING

TO HOLD OUT FOR THE BEST AND

NOT SETTLE FOR SOMETHING

LESS.

Wendy: YOU ARE SINGLE

BY CHOICE, AND IT'S NOT

BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT TO BE

MARRIED, BUT YOU'VE HAD SOME

PRETTY BAD RELATIONSHIPS.

TELL US ABOUT THAT.

I HAVE.

A LOT OF THEM ARE QUITE

HUMERUS.

HUMOROUS.

I LIKE TO SHARE IT WITH MY

VIEWERS.

THE RELATIONSHIP I WAS IN

RIGHT BEFORE I CREATED "THE

SINGLE WOMAN," WAS ACTUALLY

AN UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIP.

AND IT WAS NOT A

GOD-CENTERED RELATIONSHIP,

AND THANKFULLY HE DELIVERED

ME FROM IT.

AND PUT ME ON A DIFFERENT

PATH.

AND IT IS ON THAT PATH THAT

I WANTED TO START

ENCOURAGING OTHER WOMEN IN

THE SAME PLACE.

Wendy: WHEN YOU FOUND

YOURSELF SINGLE AGAIN, YOU

WENT LOOKING FOR ANSWERS IN

BOOKS ON HOW TO BE HAPPILY

SINGLE, AND THERE WEREN'T

ANY.

YEAH.

BOOKS, MOVIES, POP CULTURE,

AND EVEN OUR CHURCHES DON'T

ALWAYS KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH

OUR SINGLES ONCE YOU'VE

GRADUATED COLLEGE.

AND THEY'RE PREPARING US FOR

MARRIAGE, BUT WHAT ABOUT

JUST PREPARING US FOR A

REALLY AMAZING LIFE.

Wendy: IT IS CERTAINLY

NOT AS BAD AS IT USED TO BE,

THANK GOODNESS, BUT WHY DO

YOU THINK THERE IS STILL A

STIGMA ATTACHED TO BEING

SINGLE.

I'M FROM TENNESSEE, AND I

GREW UP IN THE SOUTH, AND

EVERYBODY IS EXPECTING YOU,

ONCE YOU GRADUATE FROM

COLLEGE TO GET MARRIED AND

SETTLE DOWN AND HAVE 2 .5

KIDS.

AND WHEN YOU DON'T, PEOPLE

DON'T KNOW WHAT TO MAKE OF

YOU.

IT IS KIND OF THE WORLD AS A

WHOLE DOESN'T REALLY KNOW

WHAT TO DO WITH OUR

SINGLES.

SO I'VE TRIED TO GIVE SINGLE

WOMEN A PLACE TO COME AND

FEEL LIKE THEY BELONG AND,

LIKE, THEY'RE EMPOWERED, AND

THEY'RE BEING CELEBRATED FOR

WHO THEY ARE IN THIS MOMENT

INSTEAD OF ALWAYS PREPARING

FOR THE NEXT.

Wendy: AND YOU'RE NOT

SAYING THAT YOU'RE KISSING

GOOD-BYE TO DATING --

NO.

Wendy: YOU'VE JUST

YOU'RE JUST SAYING IT IS

POSSIBLE TO BE HAPPILY

SINGLE?

YES.

AND I WANT TO BE MARRIED ONE

DAY.

BUT IT IS REALIZING THAT YOU

HAVE A GOD-GIVEN PURPOSE.

IF YOU'RE SINGLE NOW OR

SINGLE FOR LIFE IT IS

BECAUSE GOD HAS A SPECIFIC

MISSION OR PURPOSE THAT HE

WANTS YOU TO ACCOMPLISH ON

YOUR OWN, OR MAYBE SOME DAY

IF SOMEONE JOINS YOU ON YOUR

PATH, THAT'S GREAT, TOO.

BUT AS A SINGLE WOMAN,

LOVING YOURSELF, DECIDING

YOU'RE GOING TO LIVE AS BIG

AND BOLD AND BRAVE OF A LIFE

AS YOU CAN, REGARDLESS IF

YOU'RE FLYING SOLO.

Wendy: HOW IS BEING

HAPPILY SINGLE A PRECURSOR

TO BEING HAPPILY TAKEN?

BECAUSE IT IS REALLY

BASED ON WHAT IS INSIDE YOU

AND NOT WHO IS STANDING

BESIDE YOU.

YOUR MARRIED LIFE CAN ONLY

BE AS SUCCESSFUL AS YOUR

SINGLE LIFE.

IF YOU WORK ON AS A SINGLE

PERSON BECOMING AWLG O ALL

OF THE THINGS YOU HOPE TO

ATTRACT IN ANOTHER PERSON,

YOU CAN'T GO WRONG.

Wendy: YOU SAID STOP

LOOKING FOR YOUR HERO AND

BECOME YOUR OWN HERO.

YES.

Wendy: HOW DO YOU DO

THAT?

I'M SUCH A FAN OF THE

FAIRYTALES AND THE HAPPILY

EVER AFTER, BUT I THINK IT

IS INGRAINED IN US WE'RE

SUPPOSED TO BE RESCUED FROM

OUR LIVES, AND WE'RE WAITING

ON THIS PRINCE CHARMING TO

RIDE UP ON A WHITE HORSE.

BUT THE HEART OF MY MESSAGE

IS LIVING HAPPILY EVER AFTER

IS ABOUT BUILDING A LIFE

THAT IS SO HAPPY YOU DON'T

WANT TO BE RESCUED FROM IT.

IT IS ALL ABOUT CREATING

YOUR OWN HAPPINESS AND

ALLOWING SOMEONE ELSE TO

COME ALONG AND COMPLEMENT

THAT AND NOT TO COMPLETE

YOU.

BECAUSE YOU'RE ALREADY

COMPLETE.

Wendy: YEAH, BUT, LET'S

FACE IT, BEING IN LOVE IS A

GREAT FEELING.

ABSOLUTELY.

Wendy: IS THERE ANYBODY

ON YOUR RADAR RIGHT NOW?

THERE IS NOT.

BUT I CAN ANNOUNCE THAT I'M

VERY EXCITED THAT I'M GOING

TO BE PARTNERING WITH

CHRISTIAN MINGLE.

I'VE NEVER TRIED ONLINE

DATING.

SO KEEP YOUR FINGERS

CROSSED.

I'M NERVOUS, BUT I'VE HEARD

WONDERFUL THINGS ABOUT IT.

I'M GOING TO BE TRYING WITH

CHRISTIAN MINGLE AND WRITING

ABOUT IT.

IT IS A NEW ADVENTURE, AND

CHRISTIAN MINGLE IS A

PERFECT ORGANIZATION TO

PARTNER WITH.

EVERYBODY STANDARD TO THE

THE SINGLEWOMAN.COM.

Wendy: AND EVERYBODY

WANTS A RELATIONSHIP TO WORK

AND YOU SAY WE HAVE GOT TO

PAY ATTENTION TO THE RED

FLAGS?

ABSOLUTELY.

SOMEONE GAVE ME A GREAT

ANALOGY, IT TAKES ONLY ONE

STOP SIGN FOR US TO STOP OUR

CAR.

SO WHY DOES IT TAKE MULTIPLE

RED FLAGS FOR US TO STOP OUR

RELATIONSHIP.

A RED FLAG IS ALWAYS A SIGN

OF CONSTRUCTION UP AHEAD.

AND IT IS NOT YOUR JOB OR MY

JOB TO FIX PEOPLE.

ONLY GOD CAN DO THAT.

Wendy: THANK YOU,

MANDY, FOR BEING HERE.

YOU CAN FOLLOW HIS TWITTER

PAGE, IT'S AT "THE SINGLE

WOMAN," AND THAT'S HER

HANDLE.

AND DON'T FORGET HER BOOK.

IT'S IN STORES NATIONWIDE.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR BEING

WITH US.

GOD BLESS YOU.

THANK YOU.

Pat: VERY INTERESTING

FOR ONE OF US OLD

GRANDFATHERS, GREAT

GRANDFATHERS.

THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME WE'VE

GOT FOR TODAY'S PROGRAM.

TOMORROW, A CIVIL WAR IN

SYRIA HAS KEPT MILLIONS

LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME.

FIND OUT WHERE THEY'RE

HEADING.

TODAY, WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM 1

CORINTHIANS: "LOVE BEARS ALL

THINGS, BELIEVES ALL THINGS,

HOPES ALL THINGS."

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