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The 700 Club - August 30, 2013

Police officer Chris Amos had a dirty little secret that pushed him to the brink of suicide. Plus, NFL Safety for the Buffalo Bills, Jarius Byrd shares his story of faith with CBN Sports. Read Transcript


THAT LOOKS PRETTY EASY.

THAT LOOKS PRETTY PAINLESS.

Lee: THE ADDICTION THAT

BROUGHT THIS COP TO THE EDGE

OF SUICIDE.

OKAY.

DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THI.

THIS IS WHAT I'M GOING TO

DO.

I JUST WANTED TO COMPETE

AND BE BETTER THAN HE WAS.

*

[APPLAUSE]

Pat: WELCOME, FOLKS.

THE PRESIDENT SAID HE WAS

GOING TO TAKE A SHOT ACROSS

THE BOW.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT

MEANS?

Terry: WELL, WAR,

RIGHT?

Pat: NO.

IT MEANS YOU'RE SHOOTING

ACROSS THE BARREL.

Terry: YES, WE KNOW

THAT.

Pat: IT MEANS YOU'RE

NOT AIMING TO HIT ANYTHING.

IT IS A WARNING SHOT, AND

THE OTHER VESSEL IS SUPPOSED

TO SHOT.

BUT IF IT DOESN'T SHOT, YOU

HAVE JUST TOLD THEM --

Terry: BACKED YOURSELF

INTO A CORNER.

Pat: BACKED YOURSELF

INTO A CORNER.

AND WE ANNOUNCED WE MIGHT

TRY TO TAKE OUT YOUR

AIRPLANES, SO MAKE SURE YOU

MOVE THEM BEFORE WE GET

THERE.

WE PROMISE WE WON'T TRY TO

HIT YOUR PALACE, SO YOU'RE

SAFE WHERE YOU ARE.

WE WANT TO GET THE BRITS ON

BOARD, AND THEY SAY THEY

CAN'T BE ON BOARD.

AND THE CONGRESS SAID WE'RE

NOT SURE WE'RE GOING TO BE

ON BOARD, EITHER, BECAUSE

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DON'T

WANT ANYMORE CONFLICT IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

I THINK, IF I WERE A BETTING

PERSON, WHICH I USED TO BE,

I WOULD SAY PRESIDENT ASSAD

IS AS SAFE AS A BABY IN HIS

MOTHER'S ARMS.

TERRY?

Terry: THE MEMBERS OF

CONGRESS WOULD LIKE TO BE

ASKED ABOUT THIS.

THEY HAVE SOME QUESTIONS AND

RESERVATIONS ABOUT A ATTACK,

AND THE BRITS SAY THEY

AREN'T GOING TO BE JOINING

US.

HEATHER CELLS TAKES A LOOK

AT THIS STORY.

Reporter: A VOA VOTE

IN LONDON HAS CONFIRMED THE

U.S. WILL STAND WITHOUT ITS

CLOSEST ALLY, IF IT DECIDES

TO TAKE MILITARY ACTION

AGAINST SYRIA.

IT IS CLEAR TO ME THAT

THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT,

REFLECTING THE VIEWS OF THE

BRITISH PEOPLE, DOES NOT

WANT TO SEE BRITISH MILITARY

ACTION.

I GET THAT, AND THE

GOVERNMENT WILL ACT

ACCORDING.

Reporter: THE U.S. HAS

NOT MADE A DECISION, BUT

CHUCK HAGEL ALSO SAYS THE

ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO

BUILD AN INTERNATIONAL

COALITION THAT COULD ACT.

WE'LL CONTINUE TO CONSULT

WITH OUR ALLIES AND OUR

PARTNERS AND FRIENDS.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA APPEARS INTENT ON

TAKING ACTION, ALTHOUGH HE

WOULD NOT HAVE FORMAL

AUTHORIZATION FROM THE U.N.,

WHERE RUSSIA HAS BLOCKED

EFFORTS TO PASS A

RESOLUTION.

THE MAJOR HURTLE: SKEPTICISM

AT HOME.

THE PRESIDENT MUST PROVIDE A

LEGAL RATIONAL FOR MILITARY

ACTION, AND CLEARLY LINK THE

SYRIAN PRESIDENT TO CHEMICAL

WEAPONS' ATTACKS.

THE PRESIDENT MAY NEED TO

CALL CONGRESS BACK FOR

DEBATE.

THIS ISN'T A ONE-TIME

EVENT AND THEN YOU SAIL

AWAY.

WE NEED TO HAVE A THOROUGH

DISCUSSION.

Reporter: A TOP

DEMOCRAT ON THE COMMITTEE

SAYS OFFICIALS BELIEVE 1300

SYRIAN PEOPLE DIED IN LAST

WEEK'S ATTACK.

BUT OTHERS ADMIT THAT

QUESTIONS REMAIN ABOUT WHO

ACTUALLY CONTROLS SYRIA'S

CHEMICAL WEAPONS, AND WHO

ORDERED THE STRIKE.

WHAT MAY HELP, U.N. CHEMICAL

WEAPONS' EXPERTS ON THE

GROUND IN SYRIA NOW.

THEIR OBJECTIVE IS TO

DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT

CHEMICAL WEAPONS WAS USED,

BUT THEIR WORK MAY ALSO

REVEAL JUST WHO DEPLOYED THE

GASSES.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Pat: THANKS, HELTER.

, HEATHER.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, ONCE

AGAIN, THE BIBLE SAYS THE

TRUMPET GIVES AN UNCERTAIN

SOUND.

WE DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'RE

GOING TO DO.

AND THE OBJECTS ARE MUDDY

AND MERKY, AND THEY'RE

CLOAKED IN POLITICAL

RHETORIC.

THE WHOLE DEAL IS MAKING THE

PRESIDENT LOOK GOOD, BUT NOT

REALLY GETTING TOO FAR OUT

ON THE LIMB SO HE OFFENDS

THE PEOPLE ON THE LEFT.

I SAY IT AGAIN AND AGAIN AND

AGAIN.

IN WAR, THERE IS NO

SUBSTITUTE FOR VICTORY.

YOU DO NOT JEOPARDIZE THE

LIVES OF AMERICAN WOMEN AND

MEN IN BATTLE UNLESS YOU ARE

PLANNING TO WIN.

WE MESSED AROUND IN VIETNAM,

AND WE MESSED AROUND IN

CAREER.

KOREA.

AND WE'VE ALWAYS HAD

UNCERTAIN GOALS, AND THE

PRESIDENT CAME IN AND SAID

WE'RE GOING TO PUT A SURGE

INTO AFGHANISTAN, BUT WHILE

WE'RE SURGING, WE ARE GOING

TO BUG OUT IN SO MANY

MONTHS.

YOU'RE SENDING A SIGNAL TO

THE ENEMY JUST BE PATIENT,

AND WE'LL GIVE IT BACK TO

YOU PRETTY SOON.

THIS ISN'T THE WAY TO FIGHT

WARS.

IT ISN'T THE WAY TO

JEOPARDIZE OUR TROOPS.

AND I'M, FRANKLY, SICK OF

IT.

WELL, WHAT DO AMERICANS

THINK ABOUT ATTACKING

SYRIA?

LEE WEBB HAS THAT STORY.

Lee: PAT, AMERICANS ARE

LARGELY AGAINST THE U.S.

INTERVENING IN SYRIA.

ACCORDING TO A NEW POLL FROM

THE HUFFINGTON POST.

25% OF THOSE POLLED SUPPORT

AN AIR STRIKE TO AID SYRIAN

REBELS, BUT 41% ARE

OPPOSED.

ANOTHER 34% SAY THEY'RE NOT

SURE.

59% BELIEVE SYRIA DID USE

CHEMICAL WEAPONS, BUT

THEY'RE DIVIDED ON WHETHER

IT IS THE U.S.'S JOB TO STOP

THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT FROM

USING THEM AGAIN.

31% SAY IT IS AMERICA'S

RESPONSIBILITY.

38% SAY IT IS NOT.

THE MAJORITY OF EGYPTIANS DO

NOT WANT THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD INVOLVED IN

THEIR SOCIETY OR POLITICS.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO A NEW

POLL FROM THE EGYPTIAN

CENTER FOR PUBLIC OPINION

RESEARCH.

1300 PEOPLE WERE POLLED.

69% DO NOT APPROVE OF THE

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD.

78% SAY THE BROTHERHOOD'S

ONE-YEAR RULE WAS WORSE THAN

EXPECTED.

AND 63% DO NOT WANT THE

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD'S

POLITICAL PARTY TO TAKE PART

IN THE NEXT ELECTION.

HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIERS

PREMIUMS WILL BE GOING UP

FOR TENS OF MILLIONS OF

AMERICANS UNDER OBAMACARE,

NOT DOWN, AS THE PRESIDENT

HAS PROMISED.

THE NATIONAL JOURNAL FOUND

THAT A VAST MAJORITY OF

AMERICANS WILL SEE HIGHER

PREMIUMS THAN THEY'RE PAYING

NOW FOR BENEFITS SPONSORED

BY THEIR EMPLOYERS.

AND MANY BUSINESSES ARE

PLANNING TO DROP ALL OR PART

OF THEIR HEALTH COVERAGE

BECAUSE OF OBAMACARE.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

THIS STORY ON

CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT?

Pat: LEE, I DON'T KNOW

WHEN THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE

GOING TO REALIZE THAT THEY

HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO DOESN'T

TELL THE TRUTH.

HE DOESN'T TELL THE TRUTH.

HE SAID YOUR PREMIUMS ARE

NOT GOING UP.

IF YOU HAVE YOUR DOCTORS,

YOU'LL KEEP YOUR DOCTORS,

AND ON AND ON AND ON.

WELL, UNDER THIS COCKEYED

LAW THEY PASSED, IF YOU HAVE

50 EMPLOYEES, YOU'RE UNDER

THE RULE WHERE YOU HAVE TO

PROVIDE ALL OF THESE

BENEFITS AND DO ALL OF THESE

THINGS.

IF YOU HAVE 49 EMPLOYEES,

YOU'RE EXEMPT.

SO WHAT ARE BUSINESSES

DOING?

THEY'RE SAYING WE'RE NOT

GOING TO EXPAND.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO ADD

EMPLOYEES.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO GROW THE

WORKFORCE BECAUSE WE DON'T

WANT TO GET UNDER THIS

DRACONIAN SYSTEM.

SO WE'RE GOING TO HOLD OUR

WORKFORCE DOWN.

IS THAT GOOD FOR THE

ECONOMY?

OF COURSE NOT.

OF COURSE NOT.

BUT WHAT IF YOU ALREADY HAVE

AN EXISTING PLAN, AND IT MAY

BE REALLY GOOD FOR YOUR

WORKERS, BUT YOU'RE GOING TO

GET PENALIZED BECAUSE YOU'RE

NOT UNDER SOME EXCHANGE THAT

OBAMA SET UP.

IT IS VERY COMPLICATED.

AND MOST BUSINESSES PROBABLY

STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT

THE THING IS ALL ABOUT.

THE INCREDIBLE THING IS,

THOUGH, THE DEMOCRATS IN

CONGRESS -- THIS THING, WE

DIDN'T REALIZE WHAT WE'RE

DOING.

WE'RE COVERED BY THIS, AND

WE DON'T WANT IT.

SO WHAT DID THEY DO?

THEY GAVE A WAIVER TO

CONGRESS, SO CONGRESS AND

THEIR STAFFS CAN PICK WHICH

ONES THEY WANT TO COVER AND

WHICH ONES THEY DON'T, AND

THEY ARE EXEMPT.

WHEN ARE THE PEOPLE GOING TO

STAND UP AND SAY, NO WAY.

YOU CAN'T MAKE LAWS FOR US,

THAT IS GOING TO HURT US,

AND EXEMPT YOURSELVES FROM

THE SAME LAWS.

WELL, THEY'VE DONE IT.

AND, OF COURSE, NOW, SOME OF

THE BUDDIES OF OBAMA WHO

GIVE BIG CONTRIBUTIONS TO

OBAMA, WHO SAID THEY WEREN'T

STAND IT, THEY GET A WAVER.

WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE

ELECTION.

WE WON'T BRING THIS OUT

UNTIL AFTER WE GET A

DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS AGAIN.

THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS.

WHEN ARE THE PEOPLE GOING TO

SCREAM.

THIS ISN'T THE WAY TO RUN A

GOVERNMENT.

LEE?

Lee: SOMETHING ELSE

THEY MAY WANT TO SCREAM

ABOUT, TOO.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL

NOW GIVE MARRIED SAME-SEX

COUPLES THE SAME TAX

BENEFITS OF HETEROSEXUAL

CAWBLES.

AL COUPLES.

COUPLES WILL BE ABLE TO FILE

JOINT RETURNS EVEN IF THE

STATE WHERE THEY LIVE

DOESN'T RECOGNIZE SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE.

BISHOP T.D. JAKES IS PONS

SPONSORING A MASSIVE

THREE-DAY CHRISTIAN

CONFERENCE IN DALLAS.

IT IS CALLED MEGAFEST, AND

IT HAS ATTRACTED TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FROM ALL

OVER THE WORLD.

Reporter: BISHOP JAKES

IS A POPULAR PASTOR AROUND

THE WORLD.

MEGAFEST 2013 ESSENTIALLY

BRINGS ALL OF ITS POPULAR

CONFERENCES HOME HERE TO

DALLAS, TEXAS.

WE'RE TALKING MANPOWER.

WOMEN AND YOUTH AS WELL, ALL

ESSENTIALLY UNDER ONE ROOF.

HE CALLED ON PRETTY BIG

NAMES IN THE ENTERTAINMENT

INDUSTRY TO HELP HIM PULL AN

EVEN BIGGER CROWD.

I'M LIKE A LITTLE KID,

READY TO OPEN A PRESENT.

BECAUSE I KNOW THERE IS

SOMETHING THERE FOR ME.

I CAN'T WAIT.

I LOVE THESE.

I HAVE NEVER ATTENDED

MEGAFEST.

I WANTED SOMETHING WHERE MY

FAMILY COULD COME TOGETHER,

MY HUSBAND AND MY KIDS.

IT'S BIG, BUT IT'S AWESOME.

Reporter: THIS

CONFERENCE WAS LAST HELD IN

ATLANTA IN 2006, AND MANY OF

THOSE REGULARS HAVE ACTUALLY

MADE THE JOURNEY TO TEXAS TO

BE A PART OF THIS.

WE DROVE.

WE DIDN'T FLY.

WE RENTED A CAR THAT'S

REALLY FUEL-EFFICIENT.

WE'RE CUTTING CUTS.

WE'RE DOING ALL RIGHT.

WE'RE DOING ALL RIGHT.

*

Reporter: GOSPEL

RECORDING ARTIST JONATHAN

McREYNOLDS IS AMONG THE

EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF TALENT

PERFORMING HERE AT

MEGAFEST.

IT IS ALWAYS THE FIRST

TIME FOR ME.

IF I'M AT MEGAFEST, IT'S THE

FIRST TIME AT MEGAFEST.

SO IT IS ALWAYS A LITTLE

INTIMIDATING FOR ME, BUT NOT

JUST BECAUSE IT IS MEGAFEST

AND EVERYTHING.

WE'RE ALL BROTHERS AND

SISTERS.

Reporter: THIS

CONFERENCE IS ALSO ABOUT

EMPOWERMENT AND ADDITION.

T.D. JAKES HAS TEAMED UP

WITH REGENT UNIVERSITY TO

OFFER A SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP

HERE ON THE SITE, AS WELL AS

BEYOND.

IS THAT WHAT THIS IS?

Reporter: THIS

CONFERENCE IS THE FIRST OF

ITS KIND FOR THE CITY OF

DALLAS, AND IT IS EXPECTED

TO PUMP MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

INTO THE CITY.

BUT BEYOND THAT, IT IS

CHANGING PEOPLE'S LIVES WITH

THE GOSPEL MESSAGE.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS,

DALLAS, TEXAS.

Lee: LOOKS LIKE QUITE

AN EVENT, PAT?

Pat: T.D. JAKES IS AN

EXTRAORDINARY GUY.

BORN IN WEST VIRGINIA.

HIS WIFE WAS WITH US,

TALKING ABOUT THEIR

HARD-SCRABBLE DAYS IN WEST

VIRGINIA.

HE IS A BRILLIANT MAN AND A

GOOD FRIEND OF OURS.

WE HOPE THIS IS A GREAT

SUCCESS.

TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, THE

AUTHOR WHO'S RUN-AWAY

PUBLICATION IS UNSTOPPABLE.

OSIFIED REPUBLICANS CAN'T

STOP US.

Terry: WE GO ONE-ON-ONE

WITH RADIO TALK SHOW HOST

MARK LAVINCH AFTER THIS.

*

Pat: WELL, THE

CONSTITUTION IS SUPPOSED TO

BE THE SUPREME LAW OF THE

LAND.

AND ALL THE OFFICIALS SWEAR

AN OATH SAYING THEY'LL

DEFEND AND UP HOLD THE

CONSTITUTION.

THAT'S THE OATH OF OFFICE.

TODAY MANY CONSERVATIVES

WORRY THAT SOME LIBERALS

WANT TO IMPOSE THEIR OWN

RULES ON AMERICA.

NOW THE POPULAR TALK RADIO

HOST MARK LAVIN HAS STARTED

A MOVEMENT TO PROTECT THE

CONSTITUTION.

AND ALONG WITH IT, OUR

CHERISHED FREEDOMS.

DAVID BRODY TALK TO LAVIN

ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK CALLED

"THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS."

HERE IS DAVID.

Reporter: THE LINES AT

BOOKSTORES ARE OUT THE

DOOR.

PEOPLE WAITING TO GET A

SIGNED COPY OF THE "NEW YORK

TIMES" NUMBER ONE

BEST-SELLER "THE LIBERTY

AMENDMENTS" BY MARK LAVIN.

THE RADIO TALK SHOW HOST AND

CONSTITUTIONAL SCHOLAR SAYS

HE IS FED UP WITH 100 YEARS

OF WHAT HE CALLS GROWING

AUTHORITARIANISM FROM

LIBERALS.

WE'RE FIGHTING FOR OUR

SOCIETY AND THE

CONSTITUTION.

WHAT ARE THEY FIGHTING FOR?

TWO TAKE IT ALL AWAY FROM

US!

WE KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO

HAPPEN IN SITUATIONS LIKE

THIS.

THE GOVERNMENT BECOMES MORE

COERCIVE, MOR MORE TYRANNY.

Reporter: HE BELIEVES

THE ANSWER TO THE PROBLEM OF

BIGGER AND BIGGER GOVERNMENT

RESIDES IN ARTICLE FIVE OF

THE CONSTITUTION, WHERE IT

SAYS THAT TWO-THIRDS OF THE

STATES, THAT'S 34, WOULD

NEED TO CALL CONVENTIONS TO

PROPOSE AMENDMENTS TO THE

CONSTITUTION.

AND THEN THREE-FOURTHS OF

THE STATES, THAT'S 38, WOULD

NEED TO APPROVE THOSE

AMENDMENTS.

IT IS NOT AN EASY

PROPOSITION.

ARE THEY DAUNTING?

YES, THEY'RE DAUNTING.

IT TOOK US 100 YEARS TO GET

HERE.

Reporter: SOME OF THE

AMENDMENTS INCLUDE: LIMITS

ON TAXES AND SPENDING,

REIGNING AND THE HUGE NUMBER

OF FEDERAL AGENCIES, AND

TERM LIMITS, NOT ONLY FOR

CONGRESS, BUT ALSO FOR

SUPREME COURT JUSTICES.

THE JUSTICES HAVE MORE

POWER THAN THE FRAMERS EVER

INTENDED, THEY'RE INVOLVED

IN MORE THINGS THAN THEY

SHOULD BE.

Reporter: LAVIN'S NEW

BOOK IS PICKING UP STEAM.

A GROUP CALLED "CITIZENS FOR

SELF-GOVERNANCE."

HAS STARTED A Facebook

PAGE, AND THERE IS MORE.

I READ A BOOK CALLED "THE

LIBERTY AMENDMENTS."

Reporter: AND SENATOR

TOM COBURN BECAME THE FIRST

SENATOR TO CONFIRMS HIS

SUPPORT OF THE

CONSTITUTION.

BUT LAVIN IS QUICK TO POINT

OUT THIS IS NOT A

CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION,

WHERE OUR FOUNDING DOCUMENT

CAN JUST BE CHANGED ON THE

SPOT.

ANY PROPOSED AMENDMENTS NUST

STIL MUST STILL BE APPROVED

BY THREE-FOURTHS OF THE

STATES.

HE ACKNOWLEDGES MANY

AMERICANS DO NOT WANT

CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE.

IF PEOPLE WANT TO BE

ENSLAVED, THEY WANT TO BE

ENSLAVED.

IF THEY DON'T WANT TO

EMBRACE THEIR OWN HISTORY

THAT SHOWS THEM A WAY OUT,

THEN THEY'RE NOT GOING TO

EMBRACE THEIR OWN HISTORY.

Reporter:

WE CANNOT ALLOW OUR

ENEMIES AND ADVERSARIES TO

DEFINE WHO WE ARE AND WHAT

WE ARE.

Reporter: LAVIN SAYS

GOING THIS WAY TO LIMIT

GOVERNMENT IS NOT HIS WAY;

IT IS THE WAY OF THE

FOUNDERS.

AND SINCE HE BELIEVES THAT'S

THE FOUNDERS' WAY, HE IS NOT

WORRIED ABOUT WHAT HIS

OPPONENTS WILL SAY.

THAT WHOLE CROWD IS

MEANINGLESS TO ME.

THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF THIS

BOOK IS TO BYPASS THEM.

THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM

CAN'T STOP US.

MSNBC CAN'T STOP US.

OSSIFIED REPUBLICANS CAN

STOP US.

ONLY WE CAN STOP US.

Reporter: DAVID BRODY,

CBN NEWS, WASHINGTON.

Pat: WHO KNOWS?

WE HAVE A PRINCIPLE IN OUR

HISTORY OF REVOLUTION.

WE HAVE A RIGHT TO REVOLT.

THAT'S WHAT THOMAS JEFFERSON

SAID.

WHEN THEY DID THE

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE,

IT HAD TO DO WHEN THERE

COMES A TIME OF THE AFFAIRS

OF MEN WHEN THEY'VE HAD ALL

THEY CAN TAKE, AND THEY WANT

TO GET FREE.

AND WE WAN WE WANTED TO GET

FREE OF TH THE CONTROL OF

KING GEORGE.

AND THAT STARTED THESE GREAT

EXPERIMENTS.

WE GOT OUR GREAT REPUBLIC.

WHO KNOWS, IT MAY BE TIME.

BUT MANY PEOPLE ARE SCARED

TO DEATH OF A CONSTITUTIONAL

CONVENTION BECAUSE THEY SAID

THEY COULD BE HIJACKED AND

GET OUT OF HAND.

BUT YOU HAVE TO TAKE

WHATEVER THEY DO AND PROPOSE

IT BACK TO THREE-QUARTERS OF

THE UNITED STATES.

AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION IS

ONE TOUGH DEAL.

IF MARK LAVIN CAN PULL IT

OFF, IT WILL PROBABLY BE

PASSED LONG AFTER HE IS IN

THE GRAVE.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, A

POLICEMAN TRAPPED IN A

VICIOUS CYCLE.

YOU WAKE UP THINKING

ABOUT PORNOGRAPHY.

YOU GO TO BED THINKING ABOUT

PORNOGRAPHY.

YOU HAVE NOTHING.

YOU JUST FEEL LIKE A

PERVERT.

Terry: SEE HOW SHAME

AND GUILT DROVE THIS OFFICER

TO THE BRON BRINK OF

SUICIDE.

AND HEAR THE THREE WORDS

THAT SAVED THIS LIFE.

Pat: WELCOME BACK.

PORNOGRAPHY.

WHAT IS IT?

YOU KNOW, GOD CREATED HUMAN

BEINGS AS SEXUAL BEINGS.

HE MADE SEXUAL INTERCOURSE

PLEASANT SO THAT WE WOULD

HAVE CHILDREN AND CONTINUE

THE RACE.

IF IT WAS A PAINFUL

EXPERIENCE, PEOPLE WOULDN'T

WANT TO DO IT.

BUT IT IS NOT PAINFUL.

IT IS PLEASANT.

AND SO THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO

DECIDED THEY WILL MAKE

FORTUNES ON THE LEGITIMATE

DESIRE OF PEOPLE TO MATE.

NOW, THE WORD "PORNIA" IN

GREEK IS INTERCOURSE.

AND, OF COURSE, NOW IT HAS

TO DO WITH MAKING PICTURES

OF THAT ACT.

AND IT HAS GOTTEN VERY

PERVASIVE, AND IT IS A HUGE

BUSINESS, AND IT IS IN THE

HANDS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE

CARING ABOUT THEIR BOTTOM

LINE AND THEY'RE NOT CARING

ABOUT WHAT THIS DOES TO

PEOPLE.

IMAGINE AN ADDICTION TO THIS

ACTIVITY THAT IS SO INTENSE

THAT A PERSON WOULD ACTUALLY

PUT A GUN TO HIS HEAD TO

STOP THE MADNESS.

THAT'S JUST WHAT THE POLICE

OFFICER IN OUR NEXT STORY

DID.

HE SQUEEZED THE TRIGGER.

THE HAMMER STARTED TO MOVE

BACK, AND THEN HE HEARD

THREE LITTLE WORDS THAT

STOPPED HIM FROM BLOWING HIS

BRAINS OUT.

WATCH THIS.

SHAME, GUILT,

EMBARRASSMENT.

YOU KNOW, I KNEW IT WAS

WRONG.

BORN AND RAISED E IN THE

CHURCH, I KNEW IT WAS

WRONG.

Reporter: JUST ONE LOOK

AT A PORN MAGAZINE, AND

10-YEAR-OLD CHRIS AMOS WAS

HOOKED.

IT GAVE HIM A SENSE OF

POWER, ACCEPTANCE, EVEN

LOVE.

THINGS A BOY UNSURE OF

HIMSELF NEEDED.

AND HERE ARE THE MOST

BEAUTIFUL WOMEN IN THE

WORLD, RIGHT, AND THEY ARE

THERE TO MEET YOU'RE EVERY

NEED.

THEY'RE THERE TO ACCEPT

YOU.

YOU WANT UNCONDITIONAL

LOVE?

LOOK AT PORNOGRAPHY.

Reporter: BUT HE

QUICKLY LEARNED THERE WAS A

FLIP SIDE.

AND AS SOON AS THAT NEED

IS MET, IMMEDIATELY COMES

THE GUILT AND THE SHAME AND

THE -- YOU KNOW, THE

WORTHLESSNESS AND THE

SELF-CONDEMNATION.

INSIDE I WAS JUST

TORMENTED.

INSIDE THERE WAS A

HOPELESSNESS GROWING.

INSIDE I WAS SOMEHOW

RESOLVED TO THE FACT THAT,

WELL, THIS IS MY DESTINY.

THIS IS MY LIFE.

Reporter: AFTER HIGH

SCHOOL, CHRIS JOINED THE

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, POLICE

DEPARTMENT.

HE ALSO MARRIED ANN MARIE,

AND THEY ATTENDED CHURCH

REGULARLY.

EVEN THEN, HE COULDN'T SHAKE

HIS ADDICTION.

YOU WAKE UP THINKING

ABOUT PORNOGRAPHY.

YOU GO TO BED THINKING ABOUT

PORNOGRAPHY.

YOU GET TO SUCH A PLAYS OF

DISRESPONDSY, WHERE YOU HAVE

NO SELF-WORTH, AND YOU JUST

FEEL LIKE A PERVERT.

Reporter: AT TIMES, HE

TOOK OFF FROM WORK WITHOUT

TELLING HIS WIFE SO HE COULD

FREQUENT THE GO-GO BARS AND

THE ADULT VIDEO STORES.

HE GREW ACCUSTOMED TO LYING

TO COVER HIS TRACKS, UNTIL

HIS FIRST CHILD WAS BORN.

I REALIZED I COULD LIE TO

MY WIFE, I COULD LIE TO MY

COWORKERS.

I COULD LIE TO MY FAMILY AND

PASTOR AND STILL FUNCTION.

BUT WHEN I LOOKED INTO THE

EYES OF MY NEWBORN SON,

SOMETHING JUST -- I CAN'T

LIE TO HIM.

I MEAN, HE DESERVES BETTER.

ANN MARIE CERTAINLY DESERVES

BETTER.

THAT'S WHEN THE FIRST

THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE BEGAN TO

ENTER INTO MY MIND.

Reporter: CHRIS THOUGHT

ABOUT KILLING HIMSELF FOR

WEEKS.

ONE DAY ON A CALL, HE MADE

UP HIS MIND.

I REMEMBER, AS I'M

WALKING INTO THE TOWNHOUSE,

HEARING A GUNSHOT, AND THERE

IS THIS 18-YEAR-OLD YOUNG

MAN WHO HAD JUST SHOT

HIMSELF.

STILL BLEEDING FROM THE SIDE

OF HIS HEAD.

AND THE THOUGHT IS REALLY

CEMENTED -- WELL, THAT

DOESN'T LOOK TOO BAD.

THAT LOOKS PRETTY EASY.

THAT LOOKS PRETTY PAINLESS.

I THINK THAT KIND OF SEALED

THE DEAL, THAT, OKAY, THIS

IS WHAT I'M GOING TO DO.

Reporter: CHRIS WAITED

UNTIL HIS WIFE AND SON LEFT

THE HOUSE.

AND I REMEMBER FIRST

PUTTING IT IN MY MOUTH, AND

THEN TO THE SIDE OF MY

HEAD.

AND WATCHING THIS WHOLE

THING IN THE MIRROR, AND

STARTING TO SQUEEZE THE

TRIGGER, AND THE HAMMER

STARTING TO MOVE BACK.

Reporter: AT THAT

MOMENT, CHRIS HEARD A

VOICE.

AND IT SIMPLY SAID THREE

WORDS: THERE IS HOPE.

THERE IS HOPE.

Reporter: CHRIS PUT

DOWN THE GUN.

HE BELIEVES THE VOICE THAT

STOPPED HIM WAS GOD'S.

THAT WAS JUST ENOUGH

LIGHT, JUST ENOUGH HOPE, TO

PIERCE THAT DARKNESS THAT

HAD BECOME MY LIFE.

Reporter: CHRIS KNEW HE

HAD TO TELL HIS WIFE ABOUT

HIS ADDICTION.

BUT HE DIDN'T KNOW HOW.

SO HE LEFT ADULT VIDEOS OUT

FOR HER TO FIND.

ALL I COULD DO WAS DROP

TO MY KNEES AND JUST PRAY IN

THE NAME OF JESUS.

FIRST OF ALL, THAT YOU WILL

PROTECT MY MARRIAGE, AND

THAT YOU WOULD PROTECT

CHRIS, AND THAT YOU WOULD

HELP ME TO WORK THROUGH THIS

AND LOVE HIM ANY WAY.

Reporter: NOW THAT SHE

KNEW, ANN MARIE KEPT AN EYE

OUT FOR CHRIS.

BUILDING TRUST WOULD TAKE

SOME TIME.

BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, SHE

PRAYED.

JUST REMEMBER, I WAS

TOTALLY ALONE IN THIS

ADDICTION.

NO ONE KNEW.

SHE WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO

EVER KNOW ON THE FACE OF

THIS EARTH, WHAT I WAS GOING

THROUGH.

SO I GAINED HOPE THROUGH THE

THAT.

Reporter: BUT CHRIS'

JOURNEY TO HEALING HAD JUST

BEGUN.

FIRST HE HAD TO REGAIN HIS

WIFE'S TRUST.

AND THERE WERE TIMES THAT

I MAY HAVE SENSED SOMETHING

WAS UP.

AND I WOULD JUST TELL HIM, I

JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW I'M

PRAYING FOR YOU.

AND YOU'RE GOING TO WIN.

Reporter: WHILE IN

CHURCH ONE NIGHT, HE SAYS

GOD SPOKE TO HIM AGAIN.

IT'S TIME TO STEP OUT

FROM BEHIND THE MASKS, THE

LIES, THE DECEIT, THE

DECEPTION.

SATAN HAS ROBBED YOU OF OVER

HALF OF YOUR LIFE.

IT IS TIME TO PUT AN END TO

THIS.

THERE WAS AN ALTER CALL AT

THE END OF THE SERVICE.

I GRABBED ANN MARIE BY THE

HAND.

WE WENT FORWARD AND I KNELT

DOWN.

AND FOR THE FIRST TIME I

PRAYED, FATHER, FORGIVE ME

FOR THE HELL THAT MY LIFE

HAS BECOME.

THE ONLY WAY I CAN DESCRIBE

IT IS AS IF JESUS CHRIST

WALKED UP AS I'M KNEELING,

KEY IN HAND, PUT IT IN A

PADLOCK, UNLOCKED THIS

PADLOCK, 14 YEARS IN THE

MAKING, AND JUST STARTED TO

UNWIND THIS CHAIN THAT HAD

BECOME MY LIFE.

AND I GOT UP FROM THAT

ALTER, THE FIRST TIME I CAN

REMEMBER NOT FEELING LIKE A

PERVERT.

THE FIRST TIME I CAN

REMEMBER FEELING CLEAN,

FEELING LIKE I WAS WORTH

SOMETHING.

Reporter: CHRIS ADMITS

THAT UNTIL THAT MOMENT, HE

HAD NEVER LET GOD INTO HIS

LIFE, DESPITE YEARS OF GOING

TO CHURCH.

WITH HIS NEW FAITH IN

CHRIST, HE FOUND STRENGTH TO

FIGHT AND OVERCOME HIS

ADDICTION TO PORNOGRAPHY.

NOW MARRIED FOR 27 YEARS, HE

HAS THREE GROWN CHILDREN AND

TWO GRANDSONS.

I AM MORE DEPENDENT ON

THE LORD NOW THAN I WAS, YOU

KNOW, THE NIGHT I WAS SAVED,

THE NIGHT I INVITED CHRIST

INTO MY LIFE.

I'LL NEVER, EVER FORGET MY

PAST.

I WILL NEVER FORGET WHAT GOD

HAS DELIVERED ME FROM, BUT I

DON'T LIVE THERE.

IT SHOULD GIVE ANYONE OUT

THERE HOPE, THAT NO MATTER

WHERE YOU'RE AT, THE PAIN

YOU FEEL IS REAL.

THE LONELINESS, THE

DEVASTATION -- THOSE THINGS

ARE ALL REAL.

BUT THE HOPE OF JESUS CHRIST

IS REAL, TOO.

THE HOPE IN CHRIST IS REAL.

Pat: THE HOPE IN CHRIST

IS REAL.

LISTEN, THERE ARE SOME OF

YOU WATCHING ME RIGHT NOW,

AND YOU SAY, TELL ME WHAT AM

I SUPPOSED TO DO?

HOW DO I GET THIS MONKEY OFF

MY BACK?

HOW DO I KICK THIS HABIT?

LISTEN, WHAT YOU'VE GOT TO

DO IS WITH ANY ADDICTION,

ANY HABIT, YOU'VE GOT TO

BEGIN.

IT TAKES 21 DAYS TO FORM A

NEW HABIT.

JUST 21 DAYS, THREE SHORT

WEEKS.

THAT'S NOT A LONG TIME IN

RELATION TO YOUR LIFE.

NOW, YOU ARE BEING

VICTIMIZED.

SATAN HAS TRIED TO DESTROY

YOU.

WHY?

HE HATES YOU.

HE HATES SOMEBODY MADE IN

THE IMAGE OF GOD.

SATAN HATES YOU.

AND HE PUTS TEMPTATION IN

FRONT OF YOU IN ORDER TO

DESTROY YOU.

AND GOD LOVES YOU AND GOD

WANTS TO SET YOU FREE.

THE PROBLEM IS WHEN YOU GET

SIN, YOU GET SHAME.

LOOK AT THE GARDEN OF EDEN.

THEY ATE THE FORBIDDEN

FRUIT, AND THEN THEY WERE

ASHAMED.

AND GOD SAID, ADAM, WHERE

ARE YOU?

AND HE SAID, I HID MYSELF.

AND GOD SAID WHY?

AND HE SAID, BECAUSE WE'RE

NAKED.

AND HE SAID, WHO TOLD YOU

YOU WERE NAKED?

SHAME MAKES YOU HIDE FROM

GOD.

THAT'S THE NATURAL

REACTION.

AND GOD SAYS BRING THEM TO

THE OPEN.

HE MADE A SHOW OF THEM

OPENLY, TRIUMPHING IN HIS

CROSS.

THERE ARE THOUSANDS AND

MILLIONS AND MILLIONS AND

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN THIS

WORLD WHO HAVE GOT THE SAME

PROBLEM YOU HAVE.

AND THERE ARE MANY OF YOU IN

CHRISTIAN WORK WHO HAVE GOT

THE SAME PROBLEM YOU HAVE.

AND GOD SAYS TO YOU, COME TO

THE LIGHT.

DON'T BE ASHAMED.

BECAUSE I KNOW EVERYTHING

ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE DOING

ANYHOW.

YOU'RE NOT HIDING IT FROM

ME.

I KNOW.

SO DON'T FOOL YOURSELF.

AND COME TO THE LORD AND

OPEN UP AND SAY, GOD, YOU

KNOW ME.

I'VE DONE THINGS.

MY MIND HAS BEEN IN THE

SEWER.

AND I'M A CAPTIVE.

PLEASE SET ME FREE.

AND GOD SAYS, SURE, I'LL DO

IT.

I'LL DO IT BECAUSE I LOVE

YOU.

NOW, DO YOU WANT TO BE

FREE?

OR DO YOU WANT TO KEEP ON

WITH THIS?

THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO WOULD

SACRIFICE THEIR MARRIAGE,

SACRIFICE THEIR HOME,

SACRIFICE THEIR MONEY,

SACRIFICE WHAT THEY HAVE IN

ORDER TO WATCH SOME NAKED

WOMAN C KA CAVORTING IN BED

WITH SOME BIG MAN.

MOST OF YOU HAVE BETTER

SENSE.

I WANT TO TALK TO THE ONES

RIGHT NOW -- YOU'RE SMARTER

THAN THAT.

I WANT TO TELL YOU THERE IS

A WAY OUT.

AND IF YOU'LL PRAY WITH ME,

-- 21 DAYS.

THAT'S ALL IT TAKES.

I'M GOING TO GET RID OF THE

MAGAZINES AND THE VIDEOS,

AND I'M NOT GOING TO BE

WATCHING PORN FOR THE NEXT

21 DAYS.

I'M NOT GOING TO TALK ON A

CHAT LINE OR TELEPHONE SEX

OR WHATEVER IT IS YOU DO --

I'M NOT GOING TO DO ANY OF

THOSE THINGS FOR 21 DAYS.

I'M GOING TO READ MY BIBLE,

AND I'M GOING TO LOOK TO

GOD, AND I'M GOING TO ASK

HIM TO CREATE IN ME A NEW

HEART, A CLEAN HEART.

PRAY WITH ME RIGHT NOW.

GOD IS GOING TO SET YOU

FREE.

TODAY IS THE DAY OF YOUR

LIBERATION.

OKAY?

PRAY WITH ME.

BOW YOUR HEAD, WHEREVER YOU

ARE.

RIGHT NOW.

THIS IS IT.

THESE WORDS: JESUS, YOU KNOW

HOW I HAVE BEEN SEDUCED.

YOU KNOW HOW I'VE GONE AWAY

FROM YOU, AND YOU KNOW THE

SHAME IN MY LIFE THAT I'M

HIDING FROM MY LOVED ONES

AND HIDING MORE FROM YOU.

BUT, GOD, RIGHT NOW I COME

TO THE LIGHT.

I MAKE A SHOW OF THE THEM

OPENLY.

I REBUKE SATAN.

I COME AGAINST PORNOGRAPHY,

AND I WILL NO LONGER BE A

SLAVE.

GOD, TODAY I DECLARE I'M

MOVING FOR FREEDOM.

AND I ASK YOU TO TAKE ME,

LORD, CLEANSE ME, AND MAKE

ME YOUR CHILD.

I KNOW THAT YOU SENT YOUR

SON TO DIE FOR ME, AND,

LORD, I KNOW, JESUS CHRIST,

YOU DIED.

AND SO NOW I OPEN MY HEART

AND SAY COME IN, CLEAN ME

UP, AND MAKE ME A NEW

CREATURE.

IN YOUR HOLY NAME, THANK

YOU, LORD.

IN JESUS' NAME I DECLARE

FREEDOM.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

A PRETTY IMPORTANT MOVE YOU

MADE RIGHT NOW.

SO LET'S DO SOMETHING ABOUT

IT.

LET'S MAGNIFY IT.

I'VE GOT SOMETHING THAT WILL

HELP YOU.

I DID THIS SOME YEARS AGO,

BUT IT IS JUST AS REAL TODAY

AS EVER BECAUSE IT SPEAKS TO

THE BIBLE.

I'VE GOT A LITTLE COMPACT

DISC HERE.

IT IS ABOUT 73 MINUTES OF

VERY INTENSE TEACHING.

IT WILL TELL YOU ALL KINDS

OF THINGS, BUT THE MOST

IMPORTANT THING IT WILL TELL

YOU IS YOU CAN HAVE A NEW

CREATION.

YOU CAN BE A NEW CREATION IN

CHRIST.

AND I'LL SEND THIS TO YOU

FREE.

THERE IS NO FINANCIAL

OBLIGATION WHATSOEVER.

I WANT YOU TO CALL RIGHT NOW

AND SAY I PRAYED WITH PAT

AND I GAVE MY LIFE TO THE

LORD.

AND WE HAVE A LITTLE BOOK IN

HERE CALLED "TRAPPED IN

TEMPTATION."

AND WE'LL GIVE YOU THAT.

CALL AND SAY, I PRAYED WITH

PAT AND I GAVE MY HEART TO

THE LORD.

THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN ARE

PRAISING GOD BECAUSE OF

YOU.

AND WE HAVE FOLKS ON THE

PHONES HERE AND IN

NASHVILLE, WE HAVE HUNDREDS

OF PHONES.

PEOPLE WHO LOVE YOU AND LOVE

GOD.

CALL AND SAY, I JUST PRAYED;

I'M FREE.

YOU CAN BE AS ANONYMOUS AS

YOU WANT TO, OR YOU CAN GIVE

US YOUR NAME AND WE'LL SEND

YOU THE LITERATURE.

BUT CALL RIGHT NOW.

DECLARE YOUR FREEDOM.

LET'S GIVE A BLACK EYE TO

THE DEVIL.

LET'S GIVE VICTORY TO THE

LORD.

1-800-759-0700.

AND IF FOR ANY REASON ANY OF

THEM ARE BUSY -- WE'VE GOT A

LOT OF PHONES, BUT IF ANY

ARE BUSY, PLEASE CALL BACK.

THEY'LL BE HERE ALL DAY

WAITING FOR YOU.

CALL IN RIGHT NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

PRAISE GOD.

I'M JUST THANKING THE LORD

FOR YOU.

I CAN JUST SENSE RIGHT NOW

THAT MANY OF YOU ARE

DECLARING FREEDOM.

FREEDOM, LIBERTY!

TERRY, YOU'VE GOT TO TAKE

OVER BEFORE I START

PREACHING.

Terry: TOO LATE FOR

THAT.

COMING UP LATER, BUFFALO

BILL SAFETY JARED BYRD SUMS

UP LIFE IN THE NFL.

MONEY AND FAME AND

WHATEVER THAT COMES WITH IT,

IT IS SHORT-LIVED.

THIS GAME COULD BE OVER

IN A

MINUTE.

Terry: WATCH HOW THIS

TWO-TIME PRO BOWLER TACKLES

THE PRESSURE, TODAY ON "THE

700 CLUB."

Lee: AND WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

A MOB OF 1,000 PEOPLE

DESTROYED A CHURCH AND

ATTACKED ITS PASTOR IN

NORTHERN INDIA.

GOSPEL FOR ASIA REPORTS THE

CONGREGATION HAS BEEN TRYING

TO BUILD THE CHURCH FOR MORE

THAN TWO YEARS.

BUT CONSTRUCTION HAS BEEN

SLOWED BY LOCAL OPPOSITION.

EARLIER THIS WEEK, RUMORS

BEGAN TO SPREAD OF THE

CHRISTIANS,

QUOTE,"CULTURALLY OFFENSIVE

PRACTICES."

THE PASTOR ONCE AGAIN

STOPPED CONSTRUCTION, BUT

THE MOB TORE DOWN THE CHURCH

ANYWAY.

THEN THEY BEAT THE PASTOR,

HIS MOTHER, AND OTHER CHURCH

MEMBERS.

THE VILLAGE HAS A HISTORY OF

VIOLENCE AGAINST

CHRISTIANS.

FOUR OTHER PASTORS HAVE BEEN

DRIVEN AWAY IN THAT AREA.

"OPERATION BLESSING" FARMING

PROJECTS ARE HELPING KENYAN

FAMILIES FIGHT HUNGER AND

POVERTY.

O.B. DRILLED A DEEP,

SOLAR-POWERED WELL, AND

PROVIDED MATERIALS FOR

IRRIGATION.

AND THEY ALSO FENCED FARM

PROPERTY TO KEEP WILD

ANIMALS OUT, AND TRAINED

VILLAGERS TO GROW

DROUGHT-RESISTANT CROPS.

O.B. HAS IMPLEMENTED SIMILAR

FARMING AND GARDENING

PROJECTS IN EL SALVADOR,

PERU, AND GUATEMALA.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO ITS WEBSITE AT

OB.ORG.

PAT AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

AFTER THIS.

Pat: WE'RE EXCITED

ABOUT THAT LATEST

"SUPERBOOK" THING.

IT IS GOING TO BE ABSOLUTELY

WONDERFUL.

A D.V.D. CALLED "ESTHER" FOR

SUCH A TIME AS THIS.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN

OUR "SUPERBOOK" CLUB, WE'LL

SEND YOU THIS NEW D.V.D.

COPIES FOR YOUR FRIENDS OR

FAMILY.

FOR YOUR RECURRING GIFT OF

$25 ON A CREDIT OR DEBIT

CARD.

YOU CAN JOIN "SUPERBOOK'S"

D.V.D. CLUB EACH TIME A NEW

"SUPERBOOK" EPISODE IS

RELEASED.

NOW, I WANT TO TELL YOU

SOMETHING.

LAST NIGHT I HAD DINNER WITH

BILL HORAN, HEAD OF

"OPERATION BLESSING."

AND IT IS ALWAYS FUN BECAUSE

WE JUST HAD A BOARD MEETING

THE DAY BEFORE, AND I WAS SO

EXCITED ABOUT WHAT THEY WERE

SAYING.

BUT HE SAID -- I MENTIONED

THAT WENDY, OUR WEDNESDAY

CO-HOST, WANTED TO CLIMB

MT. KILIMANJARO.

Terry: WE'VE HAD

SEVERAL PEOPLE HERE WHO

WANTED TO DO THAT.

SHE MAY HAVE A SMALL GROUP

GOING WITH HER.

Pat: SHE MAY, BUT I

DON'T WANT TO.

BUT HE SAID ALMOST AT THE

FOOT OF KILIMANJARO, HE SAID

WE'VE GOT A PROJECT IN

KENYA.

AND I SAID, TELL ME ABOUT

IT.

AND SO HE SAID THOSE MESSI,

ALL THEY WERE WERE HERDERS.

THEY HAD GOATS AND THEY HAD

SHEEP AND THEY HAD CAMELS

AND THEY HAD A LOT OF

CATTLE.

NOT SO MANY CAMELS, BUT

MOSTLY CATTLE.

AND THEY KNEW NOTHING ABOUT

FARMING CATTLE.

THEY'RE LOSING THEIR GRACING

LAND.

GRAZING LAND.

AND "OPERATION BLESSING"

SAID WE'VE GOT TO TEACH YOU

HOW TO PLANT VEGETABLES.

BUT THEY'VE GOT ELEPHANTS

AND ANIMALS THAT COME

CHOMPING THROUGH.

SO "OPERATION BLESSING" SET

AN ELECTRIC FENCE AROUND

THIS BIG GARDEN.

SO THESE ELEPHANTS COME UP

LOOKING FOR THE VEGETABLES.

AND HE SAID ONE MAMA

ELEPHANT STUCK HER TRUNK

AGAINST THAT ELECTRIC FENCE,

BANG, IT HIT HER, AND SHE

BACKS OFF.

AND ALL OF THE REST OF THEM

WENT AWAY.

THEY SAID WE DON'T WANT ANY

PART OF THESE VEGETABLES.

IT IS A BEAUTIFUL

SITUATION.

THEY'VE PUT IN A

SOLAR-POWERED WATER SYSTEM.

AND THEY'VE GOT WATER FOR

THE PEOPLE IN THE VILLAGES

NOW.

AND THOSE MESSI ARE

WONDERFUL PEOPLE.

SEVEN FEET PLUS, YOU KNOW.

THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE FRESH

VEGETABLES, AND THEY'VE GOT

BEAUTIFUL CROPS GROWING.

Terry: THAT'S

WONDERFUL.

THAT'S LIFE CHANGING.

THAT IS VILLAGE CHANGING,

REALLY.

Pat: SO WHEN WENDY GETS

OVER THERE, SHE CAN CARRY

SOME CABBAGES UP TO THE TOP

OF MT. KILIMANJARO.

19,000 FEET.

I WOULD GIVE HER MY

BLESSING, BUT I AM NOT ABOUT

TO GO.

ALL RIGHT.

SO IF YOU WANT TO HELP

"OPERATION BLESSING," BY THE

WAY, TELL US YOU WANT TO DO

IT, AND WE'LL BE GLAD TO

RECEIVE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS.

WELL, LIKE FATHER AND LIKE

SON.

THAT'S HOW THE CAREER OF NFL

SAFETY JARIUS BYRD IS

PLAYING OUT.

HE IS NOT ONLY FOLLOWING IN

THE FOOTSTEPS OF HIS FATHER,

GILL, HE IS WORKING HARD TO

SURPASS DADDY.

RECENTLY SPORTS REPORTER

SEAN BROWN TALKED WITH HIM

ABOUT HOW HE KEEPS ALL OF

THE PRESSURE TO EXCEL.

[APPLAUSE]

P

Reporter: BUFFALO

BILL'S SAFETY JARIUS BYRD IS

ON A MISSION, TO BE BETTER

THAN HIS FATHER, SAN DIEGO

CHARGERS' PLAYER.

BOTH ARE TWO-TIME PRO

BOWLERS.

GILL, ON THE OTHER HAND, IS

THE SAN DIEGO CHARGERS' ALL

TIME LEADER IN

INTERCEPTION.

SO THE RACE IS PRETTY

CLOSE.

GROWING UP, YOU WANT TO

BE LIKE YOUR FATHER.

I'M COMPETITIVE, SO I ALWAYS

WANTED TO BE BETTER THAN MY

FATHER AND JUST COMPETE WITH

HIM AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

I TOOK IT, LIKE, AS A

CHALLENGE.

EVERYONE IS SAYING, YOU

KNOW, THAT'S GILL'S SON.

I WANTED TO COMPETE AND BE

BETTER THAN HE WAS.

Reporter: BUT TO

JARIUS, BEING LIKE DAD GOES

WELL BEYOND FOOTBALL,

ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO

HIS FAITH IN CHRIST.

I WENT TO A CHRISTIAN

SCHOOL GROWING UP.

I WOULD SAY AT ABOUT NINE I

ACCEPTED CHRIST IN MY LIFE.

Reporter: JARIOUS

PLAYED FOOTBALL FOR OREGON.

AND THEN WAS DRAFTED.

BUT THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF

PRESSURES AND UNKNOWNS IN

THE NFL.

IN FACT, JARIUS FACED THE

POSSIBILITY OF BEING TRADED

DURING THE OFF-SEASON.

HE SAYS IT IS TIMES LIKE

THAT WHEN HIS RELATIONSHIP

WITH THE LORD HELPS HIM WITH

LIFE IN THE NFL.

THE BIGGEST WORD THAT

COMES TO MIND IS PEACE.

WHEN THERE IS A LOT OF

PRESSURE FROM OUTSIDE PEOPLE

AND JUST THINGS THAT COME

WITH IT, AND THAT

RELATIONSHIP JUST GIVES YOU

PEACE.

THE PEACE THAT COMES WITH,

YOU KNOW, BEING IN A

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS.

IT IS MIND-BLOWING BECAUSE

THE THINGS THAT PEOPLE THINK

THAT MATTER, AND ALSO TO SAY

TO THAT, MONEY AND

FAME,

WHATEVER YOU HAVE THAT COMES

WITH THIS, IT IS

SHORT-LIVED.

THIS IS NOT FOR LONG.

PEOPLE IN THE NFL SAY YOUR

CAREER IS NOT FOR LONG.

YOUR CAREER COULD BE OVER IN

A MINUTES.

SO WHAT IS YOUR FOUNDATION.

IT COULD BE OVER JUST LIKE

THAT.

YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE YOUR

FOUNDATION IS BUILT ON

SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO

LAST, AND LAST FOREVER.

Reporter: JARIUS ADMITS

HE HAS A LOT OF WORK TO DO

TO CATCH HIS FATHER'S

LEGACY.

BUT EVERY TIME HE TAKES THE

FIELD, HE WANTS FANS TO SEE

MORE THAN JUST

INTERCEPTIONS, TACKLES, AND

BIG HITS.

I JUST WANT THEM TO SEE

THE PASSION, FIRST AND

FOREMOST.

WHEN THEY SEE ME ON THE

FIELD, I WANT THEM TO SEE

SOMEONE IN WORSHIP TO GOD.

WHATEVER YOU SEE ME DOING,

AN ACT OF WORSHIP.

THE TALENTS THAT I'VE BEEN

GIVEN, WHATEVER I'M DOING,

IF I'M RUNNING, JUMPING,

COULD BE SITTING ON THE

SIDELINES, MAN, HE IS

WORSHIPPING.

HE IS WORSHIPPING GOD WITH

WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN HIM.

Pat: THAT'S BEAUTIFUL.

YOU KNOW, IF I WERE PLAYING

FOOTBALL, AND THAT GUY CAME

RUNNING BY ME AND I TRIED TO

TACKLE HIM -- I'M GLAD HE IS

WORSHIPPING GOD.

Terry: I THINK I WOULD

RATHER CLIMB KILIMANJARO.

Pat: WHAT A GREAT GUY.

DO WE HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS.

Terry: THIS IS BARBARA,

PAT, WHO SAYS, "THE ANIMALS

IN MY LIFE ARE VERY

IMPORTANT TO ME, AS ARE THE

ANIMALS THAT NEED HELP AND

WHO HAVE BEEN ABANDONED AND

ABUSED.

I WANT TO TITHE THE BEST I

CAN.

I'M ON SOCIAL SECURITY, SO

I'M A VERY LIMITED BUDGET.

I WANT TO KNOW IF THE GIFTS

I GIVE TO ANIMAL RESCUE

ORGANIZATIONS ARE WORTHY TO

CALL PART OF MY TITHING?"

Pat: I LOVE ANIMALS,

BUT THE TRUTH IS -- AND I'VE

GOT A LOT OF THEM.

BUT IT IS GIFTS TO THE

LORD'S WORK TO BRING GIFTS

TO PEOPLE.

I WOULD SAY NO, BUT SOMEBODY

MAY DISAGREE WITH ME.

Terry: MICHELLE SAYS,

, "I MADE THE MISTAKE OF NOT

TAKING THEM TO CHURCH WHEN

THEY WERE GROWING UP.

NOW ONE OF THEM DOES NOT

BELIEVE IN GOD AND JESUS.

THE SCHOOL IS TEACHING

THINGS THAT ARE

CONTRADICTORY TO THE

GOSPEL.

IS THERE ANY WAY MY CHILD

COULD BE SAVED?

DOESN'T IT SAVE IN THE BIBLE

THAT IF I'M SAVED, MY

DESCENDENTS WILL BE, ALSO?"

Pat: THEY SAID BELIEVE

IN JESUS CHRIST, YOUR

HOUSEHOLD WILL BE SAVED, BUT

THAT ISN'T A BLANKET PASS.

THE BIBLE SAYS, BRING UP A

CHILD IN THE WAY HE SHOULD

GO WHEN HE IS OLD.

YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT AGE OF

ACCOUNTABILITY, AND THE AGE

OF ACCOUNTABILITY IS THE AGE

WHEN A CHILD LEARNS THE

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOOD AND

EVIL, AND RIGHT AND WRONG.

THE FACT THAT HE IS 16,

THERE IS NO EXCEPTION FOR

HIM.

Terry: BUT, MOM, PRAY.

THEY COME BACK.

Pat: SURE, HE CAN FIND

JESUS.

HE MAY BE 16 OR 26.

Terry: JANE SAYS, "IF

PEOPLE CLAIM TO BE

CHRISTIANS BUT THEY LIE,

COMMIT ADULT TREE ADULTERY,

KILLED, MILLIONS IN THE NAME

OF HITLER, WILL THEY STILL

GO TO HEAVEN?"

Pat: NO, THEY'RE NOT

GOING TO GO TO HEAVEN.

THE BIBLE SAYS IF YOU'RE

DEAD TO SIN -- ONLY THOSE

WHO ARE BORN AGAIN, WHO ARE

DEAD TO SIN AND ALIVE TO THE

LORD.

IT IS AN EXCHANGED LIFE.

IT ISN'T JUST MAKING SOME

CONFESSION IN SOME CHURCH

SOMEWHERE.

NO.

THOSE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO

ROAST IN HELL.

YOU PRAY THAT SOMEHOW GOD

MAY REACH OUT TO THEM.

Terry: MAUREEN

SAYS, "IF SOMEONE DIES AND

THEY'VE NOT FORGIVEN SOMEONE

WHO HAS HURT THEM, WILL THEY

GO TO HELL?"

Pat: I CAN'T ANSWER

THAT BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW

ALL OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES.

THE ULTIMATE DESTINY OF

PEOPLE IS IN THE HANDS OF

THE LORD.

BUT I WERE YOU, AND YOU'RE

LISTENING TO ME NOW, IF YOU

HAVE UNFORGIVENESS IN YOUR

HEART, JESUS SAID, "FORGIVE

US OUR TRESPASSES AS WE

FORGIVE THOSE WHO HAVE

TRESPASSED AGAINST US."

IF YOU'RE UNWILLING TO

FORGIVE YOUR BROTHER, THEN

GOD WON'T FORGIVE YOU.

IT IS SERIOUS BUSINESS TO

HOLD HATRED IN YOUR HEART

AGAINST SOMEBODY ELSE.

HEAVEN AND HELL IS IN THE

HANDS OF THE LORD, NOT IN MY

HANDS.

THAT'S THE BEST I CAN DO.

Terry: THAT'S ALL OF

THE TIME WE HAVE FOR TODAY,

BUT WE DO THANK YOU FOR YOUR

QUESTIONS.

UP NEXT, UNFORGETTABLE

MOMENTS ON "THE 700 CLUB."

JOIN US FOR HIGHLIGHTS OF

THE CAREER OF CBN NEWS

ANCHOR LEE WEBB WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Terry: TODAY IS A VERY

BITTERSWEET DAY FOR OUR CBN

FAMILY.

AFTER 19 YEARS, NEWS ANCHOR

LEE WEBB IS JOINING US TO

JOIN A MINISTRY IN FLORIDA,

WHERE HE HAS ACCEPTED THE

POSITION OF VICE PRESIDENT

OF BROADCASTING.

WE SURE HATE TO SEE HIM GO.

BEFORE HE DOES, WE WANT TO

TAKE A QUICK LOOK BACK AT

SOME OF LEE'S MOST MEMORABLE

MOMENTS.

IN 1993, I HAD MADE THE

FATEFUL DECISION OF GIVING A

SPEECH TO A GROUP OF

CONSERVATIVE, POLITICALLY

ACTIVE CHRISTIANS IN

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA.

I HAD BEEN ANCHORING THE

NEWS FOR THE NBC AFFILIATE

THERE FOR A NUMBER OF

YEARS.

AND SPOKE ABOUT THE

MAINSTREAM MEDIA'S BIAS

AGAINST THEM.

THAT SPEECH GOT ME

SUSPENDED, AND ULTIMATELY

FIRED FROM MY JOB.

ONE OF THE FIRST PHONE CALLS

I RECEIVED AFTER BEING

SUSPENDED FROM MY JOB WAS

FROM PAT ROBERTSON.

AND THAT PHONE CALL LED TO,

A YEAR LATER, HIM HIRING ME

TO BE THE NEWS ANCHOR FOR

"THE 700 CLUB."

COVERING THE REPUBLICAN AND

DEMOCRATIC CONVENTIONS WERE

SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF MY

TIME HERE.

HE NEEDED TO EXPLAIN TO

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THE

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIMSELF

AND GEORGE BUSH.

BY THE TIME WE GOT INTO

THE STUDIO, IT BECAME

APPARENT THAT OUR ENTIRE

"700 CLUB" BROADCAST FOR

THAT DAY WAS GOING TO BE PUT

ASIDE, AND THIS WAS GOING TO

BE OUR COVERAGE.

AND, IN FACT, I THINK THAT

PAT CAME OVER TO THE NEWS

SET EARLY ON, AND IT WAS

JUST PAT AND ME STANDING AT

THE NEWS SET.

I WENT TO A LOCAL CHURCH

HERE IN SLIDEL YESTERDAY,

AND FRANKLY, I DIDN'T KNOW

WHAT TO EXPECT.

ONE OF THE THINGS I

DISTINCTLY REMEMBER ABOUT MY

TIME IN SLIDEL, LOUISIANA,

AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA, WAS

WORSHIPPING AT THE METHODIST

CHURCH THAT HAD BEEN

DESTROYED BY THE

FLOODWATERS.

THE COMMON BOND EXPERIENCED

THROUGH THAT TRAGEDY WAS

KNOWING THAT THEIR SOVEREIGN

GOD STILL LOVED THEM AND

WANTED TO HEAR THEIR PRAISES

THAT MORNING.

I THINK WE WERE ALL EXCITED

GARY BUSEY WAS GOING TO BE A

GUEST ON "THE 700 CLUB."

AND THEN THERE WAS A

COMMERCIAL BREAK AND THEN I

HAD A SEGMENT.

HE SAT DOWN NEXT TO ME, AND

HE DECIDED HE WANTED TO

INTRODUCE THAT STORY.

HE WANTED TO COME OVER TO

THE NEWS.

SO HE WANTED TO KNOW HOW I

READ THE NEWS.

SO WE THOUGHT WE WOULD GIVE

YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO READ

THE INTRO TO THIS STORY.

IT IS A VERY IMPORTANT

STORY.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR

ME, TOO.

WHAT MADE IT AWKWARD WAS

THE STORY WAS A VERY SERIOUS

STORY ABOUT CANCER AND

DEATH.

AND SO IT WAS ONE OF THE

MOST AWKWARD MOMENTS, BUT IT

WAS ALSO PRETTY HUMOROUS,

TOO.

THE THING I WILL TAKE AWAY

OVER

MY 19 YEARS, AND THE

RELATIONSHIPS BUILT OFF THE

SET, BEHIND THE SCENES.

BEING ABLE TO WORK WITH

PEOPLE WHO RECOGNIZE THE

GIFTS AND TALENTS THAT GOD

HAS GIVEN THEM.

BUT THE LOVE AND CARING

CONCERN THAT EVERYONE HAS

HERE FOR EACH OTHER.

IT HAS BEEN A GREAT SOURCE

OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO ME.

Pat: LEE AND HIS LOVELY

WIFE AND DAUGHTER ARE HERE

WITH THE SUPPORT TEAM OF THE

CBN NEWS.

I MIGHT SAY, LEE, IT'S TIME

TO EAT THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT.

[LAUGHTER]

Pat: OM WHEN YOU LEAVE

CAN YOU HAVE CAKE.

YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO EAT

IT WHEN YOU'RE HERE BECAUSE

IT IS BAD FOR YOU.

WE LOVE YOU.

AS I TOLD YOU IN THE

DRESSING ROOM, IF YOU GET

BORED, THERE IS ALWAYS A

PLACE HERE FOR YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE

OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE WORKED

HERE FOR THE PAST 19 YEARS.

I'M SURROUNDED BY THE MOST

IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN MY

LIFE.

MY WIFE AND MY DAUGHTER, AND

MY THREE SONS COULDN'T BE

HERE TODAY.

IF I'VE BEEN THE FACE OF CBN

NEWS, THE STAFF ARE THE ONES

THAT MAKE ME LOOK GOOD.

Pat: YOU'VE DONE A

FANTASTIC JOB.

YOU'VE GIVEN A DEGREE OF

PROFESSIONALISM AND DIGNITY

TO THE NEWS WE COULDN'T HAVE

DONE WITHOUT YOU.

IT IS TIME TO CUT THE CAKE.

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