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CBN NewsWatch: September 18, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Sept. 18: Lax gun laws and security gaps, Is America safe?, Pastor Saeed: 'Don't make my children orphans', and Top State Dept. official defends Benghazi actions, and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," THE SHOOTING

RAMPAGE THAT SHOCKED THE

NATION'S CAPITAL.

WHAT WE NOW KNOW ABOUT THE

MAN BEHIND THE ATTACK.

PLUS THE BATTLE OVER

TEXTBOOKS IN TEXAS.

HOW SOME ARE FIGHTING TO

KEEP CREATIONISM OUT OF THE

CLASSROOM.

AND MEET ONE REALITY DATING

SHOW STAR WHO MADE PURITY

HER PRIORITY ON NATIONAL

TV.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE, I'M

MARK MARTIN.

IN THE WAKE OF THE NAVY YARD

SHOOTING, DEFENSE SECRETARY

CHUCK HAGEL IS ORDERING TWO

SEPARATE REVIEWS OF SECURITY

AT U.S. DEFENSE FACILITIES

WORLDWIDE.

ONE FROM THE PENTAGON, ONE

FROM AN PENTAGON PANEL.

MEANWHILE, MORE DETAILS ARE

EMERGING ABOUT THE MENTAL

PROBLEMS OF SLAIN SHOOTER

AARON ALEXIS, BUT MANY

QUESTIONS REMAIN.

Reporter: WE NOW KNOW

THAT AARON ALEXIS HAD BEEN

RECEIVING MENTAL HEALTH

TREATMENT FROM V.A.

HOSPITALS SINCE AUGUST, AND

THAT HE SUFFERED FROM A HOST

OF SERIOUS MENTAL HEALTH

PROBLEMS, INCLUDING

PARANOIA.

DESPITE THIS AND SEVERAL

RUN-INS WITH THE LAW OVER

THE YEARS, THE DEFENSE

CONTRACTOR WAS NOT STRIPPED

OF HIS SECURITY CLEARANCE.

THAT CLEARANCE ALLOWED HIM

TO ENTER THE NAVY YARD WITH

A SHOTGUN AND KILL A DOZEN

PEOPLEMENPEOPLE.

MR. ALEXIS HAD LEGITIMATE

ACCESS TO THE NAVY YARD AS A

RESULT OF HIS WORK AS A

CONTRACTOR, AND HE UTILIZED

A VALID PASS TO GAIN ENTRY

TO THE BUILDING.

OUR PEOPLE DESERVE SAFE

AND SECURE WORK PLACES,

WHEREVER THEY ARE.

Reporter: DEFENSE

SECRETARY CHUCK HAGEL IS

HOPING THAT TWO SEPARATE

SECURITY REVIEWS WILL REVEAL

THE DEPARTMENT'S SECURITY

GAPS.

ONE CLUE, A NEW PENTAGON

REPORT UNDER WAY BEFORE THE

ATTACK, IT REVEALED A

PROBLEM WITH THE SCREENING

PROCESS FOR CONTRACTORS.

THE INSPECTOR GENERAL FOUND

CONVICTED FELONS ROUTINELY

GAIN ACCESS TO MILITARY

FACILITIES.

THE PRESIDENT, MEANWHILE,

WANTS CONGRESS TO REVISIT

GUN-CONTROL LEGISLATION.

ALEXIS BOUGHT A SHOTGUN AND

24 SHELLS JUST TWO DAYS

BEFORE THE SHOOTINGS.

President Obama: THE

FACT THAT WE DO NOT HAVE A

FIRM ENOUGH BACKGROUND-CHECK

SYSTEM, IS SOMETHING THAT

MAKES US MORE VULNERABLE TO

THESE KINDS OF MASS

SHOOTINGS.

Reporter: ALEXIS'

MOTHER HAS RELEASED AN AUDIO

STATEMENT SAYING SHE IS SO,

SO VERY SORRY.

I DON'T KNOW WHY HE DID

WHAT HE DID.

AND I'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO

ASK HIM WHY.

Reporter: AUTHORITIES

ARE STILL PROBING TO LEARN

WHY ALEXIS KILLED SO MANY,

HOW HE PLANNED HIS ATTACK,

WHO MIGHT HAVE HELPED HIM,

AND WHAT CAN BE DONE TO

PREVENT ANOTHER SUCH

TRAGEDY.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Mark: DR. LINDA MENTAL

IS A LICENSED FAMILY

THERAPIST AND AUTHOR, AND

SHE JOINS US NOW WITH MORE.

LINDA, A LOT OF ATTENTION IS

FOCUSING ON THE SHOOTER'S

MENTAL STATUS.

YOU CAN NEVER PREDICT THAT

THESE KINDS OF THINGS WILL

HAPPEN, OF COURSE, BUT WHAT

ARE SOME OF THE WARNING

SIGNS?

WELL, WE'RE ALWAYS

LOOKING FOR THE TYPICAL

SIGNS OF MENTAL DISORDERS,

WHICH ARE CHANGES IN

APPETITE, CHANGES IN SLEEP

PATTERNS, IRRITABILITY,

LOSING SLEEP.

ONE OF THE THINGS TO THINK

ABOUT, MARK, IS WHEN WE HAVE

YOUNG ADULTS, WHICH ARE MOST

ALWAYS THE SHOOTERS IN THESE

CASES, THIS IS WHY MENTAL

ILLNESS REALLY BLOSSOMS.

SO CONDITIONS LIKE

SCHIZOPHRENIA AND BIPOLAR

COME INTO THEIR FULLNESS AT

THESE STAGES IN LIFE.

SO LOOKING FOR THE TYPICAL

SIGNS OF DEPRESSION, WHERE

IT IS ABOVE AND BEYOND THE

NORMAL FOR MOST PEOPLE.

Mark: WHEN YOU SEE SOME

OF THESE CHARACTERISTICS

BEING DISPLAYED IN SOMEONE,

LINDA, WHAT IS THE BEST WAY

TO HELP?

LAW ENFORCEMENT IS VERY

CLEAR WE NEED TO TELL

SOMEBODY, NO MATTER WHAT WE

THINK.

BECAUSE ONE OF THE THINGS WE

KNOW, THEY LOOKED AT 37 OF

THESE MASS SHOOTINGS, AND

THEY FOUND IN EVERY SINGLE

CASE, THE SHOOTER

TELEGRAPHED HIS INTENTIONS

TO SOMEBODY.

NOW, PEOPLE DIDN'T ALWAYS

TELL BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T

KNOW WHAT TO MAKE OF IT.

SOMETIMES THEY DIDN'T THINK

THE PERSON WAS SERIOUS.

IT IS ALWAYS EASIER TO DO

MONDAY-MORNING

QUARTERBACKING WITH THOSE

KINDS OF THINGS, BUT IF

YOU'RE AT ALL CONCERNED, YOU

SHOULD TELL A LAW

ENFORCEMENT, 9-1-1, AN

ADMINISTRATOR AT A SCHOOL,

WHOMEVER.

BECAUSE THOSE KIND OF

SYMPTOMS CAN BE PICKED UP IF

SOMEBODY IS NOTIFIED.

Mark: FOR THE NAVY YARD

SHOOTER, DO YOU THINK THIS

WAS JUST A CASE OF SOMEONE

SLIPPING THROUGH THE CRACKS,

OR WERE WARNING SIGNS

IGNORED?

YOU KNOW, IT IS SO

DIFFICULT TO REALLY FIGURE

OUT WHO IS GOING TO ACTUALLY

ACT ON THESE SHOOTINGS.

WE KNOW THE FIVE STAGES OF

SHOOTERS, THEY FANTASIZE,

THEY PLAN, THEY GET WEAPONS,

AND THEY PRACTICE, AND THEN

THEY MAKE THE ACTUAL

ATTACK.

BUT WHAT WE DON'T KNOW IS

BECAUSE THEY'RE USUALLY NOT

CONNECTED TO A SIGNIFICANT

OTHER IN A SIGNIFICANT WAY,

PEOPLE CAN ENGAGE THESE

PEOPLE FOR AN HOUR OR TWO,

BE WITH THEM IN A COFFEE

SHOP, MAYBE IN A CLASSROOM,

AND YOU REALLY DON'T KNOW

THE INTENTIONS.

I THINK THAT IS ONE OF THE

THINGS THAT MAKES IT SO

FRIGHTENING, IS THAT THERE

ISN'T SOMEBODY IN THEIR LIFE

TYPICALLY WHO IS PAYING

ATTENTION TO THE LONG-TERM

PATTERN OF ANGER AND

EXPLOSIONS AND IRRITABILITY

ON THE OTHER SIDE.

SO IT IS DIFFICULT TO

PREDICT, UNFORTUNATELY.

Mark: AT WHAT POINT

DOES A MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE

WARRANT TREATMENT AT A

HOSPITAL OR INSTITUTION?

ANY TIME YOU SEE SIGNS OF

DEPRESSION, AND ANGER IS ONE

OF THE CLEAR SIGNS OF

DEPRESSION THAT WE SEE --

ANY TIME SOMEBODY IS ACTING

IN WAYS THAT ARE ABOVE AND

BEYOND THE NORMAL EVERY DAY

REACTION TO THINGS, POOR

COPING MECHANISMS, ANGER

OUTBURSTS, FASCINATIONS WITH

GUNS, AND WHILE WE KNOW

VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES MAY NOT

BE A CAUSAL FACTOR, BUT WE

KNOW THOSE THINGS CAN FUEL

PEOPLE.

ANY TIME YOU SEE SOMETHING

THAT LOOKS LIKE A PATTERN,

YOU SHOULD CONTACT SOMEONE

AND GET THAT PERSON IN SOME

KIND OF TREATMENT.

Mark: OKAY.

DR. MENTAL, THANKS FOR YOUR

TIME.

THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

Mark: IN OTHER NEWS,

REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE SAY

THEY'LL MOVE AHEAD WITH THE

PLAN TO USE THE DEAD CEILING

DEBATE TO DEFUND THE

PRESIDENT'S HEALTH CARE

LAW.

THAT AS AN IMPENDING

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

APPROACHES.

HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER

SAYS THE HOUSE WILL VOTE

THIS WEEK ON A MEASURE TO

EXTEND GOVERNMENT SPENDING,

AVOIDING THE END OF THE

MONTH SHUTDOWN.

THAT MEASURE INCLUDES A

PROVISION STRIPPING

OBAMACARE OF FUNDS.

THE PRESIDENT HAS WARNED

REPUBLICANS AGAINST SUCH A

BILL, AND THE MEASURE WOULD

LIKELY DIE IN THE SENATE.

A FAMILY-OWNED COLORADO

COMPANY HAS WON ITS FIGHT

FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE

OBAMACARE CONTRACEPTION

MANDATE.

A FEDERAL APPEALS COURT

ISSUED THE ORDER FOR CHERRY

CREEK MORTGAGE ON TUESDAY.

THIS IS THE LATEST ROUND IN

THE OWNER'S ROUND AGAINST

THE MANDATE WHICH THEY SAY

VIOLATES THEIR RELIGIOUS

BELIEFS.

A YEAR AFTER THE ATTACK THAT

KILLED FOUR AMERICANS IN

BENGHAZI, LIBYA, REPUBLICANS

ARE STILL SEEKING ANSWERS

ABOUT THE DISASTER WITH

CAPITOL HILL HEARINGS.

PAUL STRAND HAS MORE FROM

WASHINGTON.

Reporter: THE MAN

OVERSEEING FACILITIES LIKE

THE STATE

DEPARTMENT'S iFATED ONE IN

BENGHAZI WAS ON THE HOT

SEAT.

PATRICK KENNEDY DEFEATED HIS

ACTIONS, AS WELL AG AS THEN

SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY

CLINTON AND PRESIDENT

OBAMA.

WHAT I KNOW THAT THE

PRESIDENT DID WAS TO SAY TO

THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE AND

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT

CHIEFS OF STAFF, DO

EVERYTHING YOU CAN.

Reporter: REPUBLICANS

SAY A MASSIVE COVERUP

OCCURRED, AND THEIR EFFORTS

ARE TO CRACK THAT COVERUP.

TO BREAK DOWN WHAT I

CONSIDER TO BE A WALL OF

DEFEAT AND DENIAL IN AN

ATTEMPT TO HIDE THE TRUTH

FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

ABOUT THIS BENGHAZI ATTACK.

Reporter: BUT COMMITTEE

DEMOCRATS SHOT BACK THAT THE

REPUBLICANS' INTEREST IN

BENGHAZI SEEMS MORE

POLITICAL THAN ANYTHING.

ALAN GRAYSON CALLED BENGHAZI

THE SCANDAL THAT NEVER WAS,

AND MADE THIS SLY ATTACK ON

REPUBLICANS.

AMBASSADOR, ARE YOU

FAMILIAR WITH THE TERM

"SECOND-GUESSING?"

HAVE YOU HEARD THAT TERM

BEFORE?

YES, SIR.

WHAT ABOUT THE TERM

"20/20 HINDSIGHT," HAVE YOU

HEARD THAT TERM BEFORE?

YES, SIR.

IT IS, INDEED, PATHETIC

THAT STILL NO ONE HAS BEEN

HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE

DISASTEROUS DECISIONS THAT

WERE MADE AT THE STATE

DEPARTMENT BEFORE, DURING,

AND AFTER THIS TERRORIST

ATTACK.

Reporter: ANOTHER HOUSE

HEARING THURSDAY GRILLS

THOSE WHO RELEASED A REPORT,

PRETTY MUCH CLEARING THE

STATE DEPARTMENT FOR THE

BENGHAZI DISASTER.

THE HOUSE WILL ALSO HEAR

FROM RELATIVES WHO LOST

FAMILY MEMBERS AT BENGHAZI.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Mark: THE FEDERAL

RESERVE WILL KEEP

STIMULATING THE U.S. ECONOMY

THROUGH A BOND-BUYING

PROGRAM.

TODAY'S ANNOUNCEMENT CAME

AND SURPRISED MANY ECONOMIC

ANALYSTS, AND CAUSED THE DOW

JONES AVERAGE TO HIT AN

ALL-TIME HIGH THIS

AFTERNOON.

THE FED SAYS IT WILL HOLD

OFF ON CUTTING THE STIMULUS

PROGRAM UNTIL HE SEES THAT

THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY IS

SUSTAINABLE.

AND IT WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP

SHORT-TERM INTEREST RATES

LOW UNTIL THE UNEMPLOYMENT

RATE LOWERS.

AND THE FED SLIGHTLY LOWERED

ITS ECONOMIC GROWTH FORECAST

FOR THIS YEAR AND NEXT

YEAR.

A DECLASSIFIED OPINION FROM

A FEDERAL SURVEILLANCE COURT

SAYS THE N.S.A.'S COLLECTION

OF PHONE RECORDS COMPLIES

WITH THE CONSTITUTION.

JUDGE CLAIRE EGGAN SAYS THE

PROGRAM DOES NOT VIOLATE THE

FOURTH AMENDMENT AND IS

AUTHORIZED UNDER THE PATRIOT

ACT.

IT IS JUSTIFIED FOR

COUNTER-TERRORISM PURPOSES.

NO PHONE COMPANY CHALLENGED

THE COURT ORDER TO TURN IN

BULK PHONE RECORDS OF THEIR

COSTUMERS.

THE COLLECTION PROGRAM WAS

DISCLOSED BY N.S.A. CLERK

EDWARD SNOWDEN.

THERE IS A TEXAS TEXTBOOK

DEBATE.

IT SPARKED RALLIES FROM BOTH

SIDES OF THE ISSUE.

CAITLIN BURKE REPORTS.

Reporter: THE STATE

BOARD OF EDUCATION IN AUS

AUSTIN IS EVALUATING SEVEN

BIOLOGICAL TEXTBOOKS.

SAYING DARWIN IS FACT

WOULD BE NOTHING MORE THAN

JUNK SCIENCE.

WE NEED TO MAKE SURE ONLY

THE SCIENCE FACTS ARE GOING

INTO OUR SCHOOLS.

Reporter: MORE THAN 50

SCIENCE EXPERTS, PARENTS,

AND ACTIVISTS, TESTIFIED

BEFORE THE STATE EDUCATION

BOARD.

THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN

EVOLUTION SAY THEY'RE TRYING

TO FORCE THEIR RELIGIOUS

VIEWS INTO SCHOOL

TEXTBOOKS.

YOU HAVE FOLKS APPOINTED

TO THE OFFICIAL REVIEW TEAMS

THAT HAVE AN IDIOLOGICAL

PERSPECTIVE, AND THEY'RE

RECOMMENDING DEBUNKED

ARGUMENTS.

BUT ADVOCATES OF TEACHING

INTELLIGENT DESIGN SAY

STUDENTS SHOULD BE GIVEN A

CHANCE TO CHALLENGE DARWIN'S

THEORIES.

FORMER BOARD CHAIR DON

McLEROY ASKED THEM TO

PRESENT FACTS PROVING

DARWINISM.

I'M SICK AND TIRED OF

THEIR RHETORIC.

WHY DON'T THEY GIVE ME THE

FACTS OF EVOLUTION.

Reporter: A VOTE BY THE

BOARD OF EDUCATION ISN'T

EXPECTED UNTIL NOVEMBER.

SCHOOL DISTRICTS AREN'T

REQUIRED TO BUY

BOARD-SANCTIONED BOOKS,

ALTHOUGH MOST OF THEM DO.

AN UPDATE ON THE AMERICAN

PASTOR IMPRISONED IN IRAN

FOR HIS CHRISTIAN FAITH.

PASTOR SAEED ABEDINI WROTE A

LETTER FROM HIS PRISON CELL

TO IRAN'S NEW PRESIDENT,

ASKING FOR HIS FREEDOM.

HE WRITES,

QUOTE,"CONSIDERING THE FACT

THAT I CAME TO IRAN TO SERVE

THE ORPHANS, PLEASE DO NOT

LET THEM MAKE MY CHILDREN

ORPHANS AND MY WIFE WITHOUT

A GUARDIAN."

THE ACLJ HAS JOINED WITH THE

PASTOR, SEEKING HIS

FREEDOM.

MAKE SURE YOU VISIT OUR

WEBSITE FOR MORE,

CBNNEWS.COM.

COMING UP, WHY DOES GOD

ALLOW EVIL?

WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT A NEW

DOCUMENTARY THAT WRESTLES

WITH THAT QUESTION WHEN WE

COME BACK.

Mark: WELCOME BACK.

ACTOR KIRK CAMERON RELEASES

A NEW DOCUMENTARY NEXT WEEK

CALLED "UNSTOPPABLE."

AND HE EXPLORES THE AGE-OLD

QUESTION: WHY DOES GOD ALLOW

SUFFERING AND EVIL IN THE

WORLD.

PAUL STRAND HAS MORE WITH

KIRK CAMERON.

WHY DOES GOD LET BAD

THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD

PEOPLE.

POO IF GOOD IS GOOD AND HE

IS A GOOD OF LOVE, AND HE IS

POWERFUL ENOUGH TO STOP EVIL

AND PAIN AND SUFFERING, WHY

DOESN'T HE?

THAT IS THE QUESTION THAT

WRECKS PEOPLE'S FAITH.

Reporter: CBN NEWS

CAUGHT UP WITH CAMERON.

HIS LATEST PROJECT, "

UNSTOPPABLE."

IS BASED ON A TRUE STORY.

HE SAID HE LOST A TEENAGED

FRIEND TO CANCER, AND IT HIT

HIM HARD.

THAT EVENT HIT HIM HARD.

IT PULLED ALL OF THE AIR OUT

OF MY LUNGS.

THIS WAS A GOOD BOY, WHO

CAME FROM A GOOD FAMILY AND

WENT TO CHURCH.

WHEN GOD DID NOT HEAL HIM,

IN SPITE OF ALL OF THE

PRAYERS AND PEOPLE CRYING

OUT TO GOD, IT CAUSED ME TO

ASK THE BIG QUESTION: WHERE

IS GOD IN THE MIDST OF MY

TRAGEDY?

Reporter: HE SAYS

"UNSTOPPABLE" TAKES HIM ON A

JOURNEY WHERE HE HAS TO

EXAMINE HIS OWN FAITH.

AND HE HAS TO GO BACK TO THE

ORIGINS OF GOOD AND EVIL.

WHAT I DISCOVERED IS IT

IS MUCH BETTER TO UNDERSTAND

YOUR TRAGEDY AND MINE IN THE

CONTEXT OF A MUCH LARGER

STORY.

SO WHAT I DO IS I TRY TO

TAKE YOU UP TO HEAVEN'S

BALCONY AND GIVE YOU A

WIDE-ANGLE LENS VIEW OF

HISTORY.

AND WE START IN THE GARDEN

OF EDEN.

* GOT TO BE A GOOD BOY

Reporter: IN "INSIDE

"UNSTOPPABLE," CAMERON SAYS

HE COMES OUT ON THE OTHER

SIDE OF THIS MEET GRINDER,

EVEN STRONG IN HIS FAITH.

REGARDLESS OF OUR

BACKGROUND, JEWISH OR

ATHEIST OR AGNOSTIC, WE ALL

EX THIASK THIS QUESTION: IT

IS EASY TO BE EXCITED ABOUT

YOUR LIFE WHEN THINGS ARE

GOING RIGHT, BUT WHEN THE

ROOF COMES DOWN AND YOU GET

HIT BY SOMETHING YOU DIDN'T

SEE COMING, ALL OF A SUDDEN

THE QUESTIONS BEGIN.

I THINK YOU'LL COME OUT FROM

THIS MOVIE HAVING YOUR FAITH

STRENTHENED.

Reporter: IT CREATED A

SOCIAL MEDIA FIRESTORM WHEN

Facebook AND YouTube

BLOCKED ACCESS TO THE MOVIE

TRAILER.

BUT HIS FANS RALLIED AROUND

HIM AND BOTH SIDES LIFTED

THE BAN.

CAMERON SAYS HE WANTS TO

SETTLE ONCE AND FOR ALL THAT

GOOD IS STRONGER THAN EVIL,

AND THAT FAITH IS STRONGER

THAN DOUBT.

*

Reporter: PAUL STRAND,

CBN NEWS.

Mark: UP NEXT, DATING

ON NATIONAL TV.

HOW ONE WOMAN USED THE

OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE OUT HER

FAITH IN FRONT OF MILLIONS.

Mark: HOUSTON NATIVE

ANGELA ZADAPEC RECENTLY

STARRED ON NBC'S "READY FOR

LOVE."

WHEN SHE WON THE GUY AND GOT

A PROPOSAL, AND EVEN THOUGH

SHE WALKED AWAY A WINNER, IT

WAS HER STANCE ON PURITY

THAT SEEMED TO ATTRACT THE

MOST ATTENTION.

Reporter: ANGELA, A

25-YEAR-OLD BLONDE BEAUTY

FROM HOUSTON, TEXAS, BEAT

OUT 35 OTHER CONTESTANTS ON

NBC'S MATCH-MAKING SERIOUS

"READY FOR LOVE," TO WIN HER

MAN, 31-YEAR-OLD BACHELOR

BEN PATENT, A HOSPITAL

C.E.O. FROM DALLAS, TEXAS.

BUT SHE SAYS IT WAS HER

DECISION TO STAY A VIRGIN

UNTIL SHE MARRIED THAT

BECAME A MAJOR FOCUS ON THE

SHOW.

I RECENTLY SAT DOWN WITH

ANGELA, WHO TOLD ME WHEN SHE

FIRST ARRIVED ON THE "READY

FOR LOVE" SET, HER DATING

COACH TOLD HER THAT HER

VIRGINITY WAS A PROBLEM AND

WOULD HURT HER CHANCES AT

WINNING A PROPOSAL.

SHE TOLD ME, I'M NOT SURE

HOW BEN IS GOING TO FEEL

ABOUT YOU -- BEN IS THE

BACHELOR -- BECAUSE HE IS

LOOKING FOR A MODERN-DAY

WOMAN, AND THE PHYSICAL PART

IS SO IMPORTANT FOR A

RELATIONSHIP.

Wendy: ESSENTIALLY SHE

WAS SAYING YOU COULDN'T BE A

MODERN DAY WOMAN UNLESS YOU

WERE WILLING TO SLEEP WITH

THESE GUYS?

EXACTLY, YES.

IT IS SAD THAT WOMEN ARE

UNDER THE IMPRESSION IN THAT

WAY TO HEAR THOSE THINGS,

THAT YOU NEED TO DO THAT,

BECAUSE YOU DON'T NEED TO DO

THAT TO GET THE GUY.

I WAS THE ONLY VIRGIN ON THE

CAST OUT OF 36 WOMEN.

Wendy: WOW!

THAT'S KIND OF SAD.

NO, I MEAN -- I'M NO

BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE JUST

BECAUSE I MADE THAT CHOICE.

YOU KNOW, WE'RE ALL

SINNERS.

Wendy: SHE BECAME A

CHRISTIAN AT 16, AND MADE

THE DECISION TO SAVE THE

ULTIMATE INTIMACY FOR ONE

MAN, HER HUSBAND.

SHE HOPES HER DECISION

INSPIRES A NEW GENERATION OF

YOUNG WOMEN TO STAY SEXUALLY

PURE BEFORE MARRIAGE.

THEY WERE TAKING ME BACK

TO WARDROBE, AND THIS LITTLE

GIRL, WHO IS 12 YEARS OLD,

BROKE THROUGH SECURITY, AND

SHE JUST CAME TO ME WITH

TEARS DOWN HER FACE, AND SHE

SAID, I JUST WANT TO LET YOU

KNOW I'M WAITING, TOO, UNTIL

I'M MARRIED.

AND SHE WAS, LIKE, I'M

SCARED.

I'M SCARED TO TELL MY

FRIENDS OR TELL BOYS MY

CHOICE.

Wendy: AND SHE WAS ONLY

12.

YEAH.

AND THAT BROKE MY HEART.

Wendy: WHAT ABOUT BEN,

THE BACHELOR?

WHAT DID HE THINK ABOUT YOUR

STAND FOR NO SEX BEFORE

MARRIAGE?

HE WAS HONEST WITH ME IN

THE SENSE HE HAD NEVER DATED

SOMEBODY WHO HAD THOSE

BELIEFS.

AND IT WAS SOMETHING NEW FOR

HIM, BUT HE GREW TO RESPECT

IT.

Wendy: WHY DO YOU THINK

GOD OPENED THE DOOR FOR YOU

TO BE ON THIS DATING SHOW?

I FEEL LIKE GOD KNEW I

COULD TAKE THIS ON BECAUSE I

KNOW THAT I'VE BEEN

CRITICIZED AND PEOPLE CAN

MAKE FUN OF IT, OR A LOT OF

PEOPLE SPECULATE, SHE'S NOT

GOING TO WIN.

SHE'S A VIRGIN.

Wendy: BUT YOU DID

WIN!

THE VIRGIN ONE.

YAY FOR VIRGINS.

YEAH.

I DON'T KNOW, GOD KNEW THAT

AT THE END OF THE DAY, I

HAVE AN AUDIENCE OF ONE TO

PLEASE.

AND PEOPLE CAN SAY ALL THEY

WANT, BUT I REALLY FEEL LIKE

IT WAS HIS WILL FOR ME TO GO

ON A SHOW AND SHOW WOMEN

THAT YOU CAN STILL BE COOL

AND SEXY AND BE IN THE

WORLD, BUT NOT OF THE

WORLD.

Wendy: BACK TO BEN, YOU

WERE BEN'S CHOICE?

I WAS.

BEN IS A GREAT GUY.

SINCE FILMING WRAPPED, WE

HAVE BEEN APART FOR THE LAST

YEAR.

BASICALLY THEY HAVE KEPT US

APART BECAUSE WE'RE UNDER

CONTRACT AND WE CAN'T SEE

EACH OTHER.

BEING APART IN THAT YEAR,

NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE EACH

OTHER, WE REALLY GOT TO TALK

ON THE PHONE A LOT AND HAVE

A LOT OF HEART TO HEART

CONVERSATIONS.

I JUST KNEW IT WASN'T WHO

GOD HAD FOR ME AT THE END OF

THE DAY.

I KNOW GOD HAS SOMEBODY

GREAT OT THERE FOR ME.

AND I STILL HELD ON TO MY

VALUES, AND THAT'S WHY YOU

WAIT.

Wendy: THAT'S WHY YOU

WAIT.

TODAY ANGELA IS HAPPILY

SINGLE AND WORKING ON A NEW

LINE OF JEWELRY CALLED "THE

ONE LOVE" COLLECTION.

AND SHE IS FINISHING A BOOK

ON HER UPBRINGING AS WELL AS

DATING, AND WHY IT IS

IMPORTANT TO GUARD YOUR

HEART AND WAIT UNTIL

MARRIAGE FOR SEX.

Wendy: WHY IS IT SO

IMPORTANT FOR WOMEN TO WAIT

AND NOT GIVE THEMSELVES

AWAY?

I JUST TRULY BELIEVE THAT

THROUGH WAITING AND

PRESERVING THAT FOR YOUR

MARRIAGE AND FOR YOUR

HUSBAND, GOD WILL JUST BLESS

YOU.

I THINK IT IS AN AWESOME

TESTIMONY, ON THE DAY YOU

SAY "I DO," AND SAY, BABY, I

WAITED FOR YOU.

I WAITED.

Wendy: WENDY GRIFFITH,

CBN NEWS.

Mark: UP NEXT, HOW

DOING THE RIGHT THING PAID

OFF BIG FOR ONE HOMELESS

MAN.

Mark: SOMETIMES DOING

THE RIGHT THING PAYS OFF IN

A BIG WAY.

A MASSACHUSETTS MAN RECENTLY

LEARNED THAT FIRSTHAND.

GLEN JAMES FOUND A BAG WITH

TENSETENS OF THOUSANDS OF

DOLLARS, AND EVEN THOUGH HE

HAS BEEN HOMELESS FOR EIGHT

YEARS, HE KNEW THE RIGHT

THING TO DO WAS TURN THE BAG

IN.

AFTER HEARING THIS STORY,

LOCAL CHILDREN DECIDED TO

RAISE MONEY TO HELP JAMES

GET BACK ON HIS FEET.

INSTEAD, I HEARD THIS

STORY, AND I WANTED TO GIVE

HIM SOME MONEY.

I THINK HE IS VERY

HONEST.

YOU SHOULD HELP THEM.

I WANTED TO GIVE HIM A

HOUSE, BUT THAT WAS TOO

MUCH, SO I DECIDED TO GIVE

HIM MONEY INSTEAD.

Mark: GREAT KIDS.

THE KIDS DID CHORES TO RAISE

MONEY FOR JAMES.

THEY WERE ABLE TO GIVE HIM

$200.

AND THE BOSTON POLICE

DEPARTMENT HONORED HIM AS

WELL.

AND HE'LL SOON RECEIVE A

$50,000 REWARD FOR HIS

ACTIONS.

WOW!

$50,000.

AND HE TURNED BACK IN

$10,000.

WHAT A LESSON THERE.

THAT'S ALL FOR THIS EDITION

OF "NEWSWATCH."

YOU CAN E-MAIL US YOUR

COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS AT

NEWSWATCH@CBN.COM.

HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US NEXT

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