The Christian Broadcasting Network

Browse Videos

Share Email

The Brody File: The Brody File Goes West - October 24, 2013

This week on the Brody File: We head to California to explore the troubling transgender bathroom law that’s now on the books. Also, former presidential candidate Rick Santorum takes on Hollywood. Meet the pro-family movie executive like ... Read Transcript


David: THIS WEEK ON

"THE BRODY FILE," OUR WEST

COAST SHOW.

WE HEAD TO CALIFORNIA TO

EXPLORE THE TROUBLING

TRANSGENDER BATHROOM LAW

THAT IS NOW ON THE BOOKS.

I PULLED MY 13-YEAR-OLD

SON OUT OF SCHOOL.

HE IS NOT GOING BACK TO THE

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL FOR MORE

OF THIS SOCIAL

INDOCTRINATION.

David: AND FORMER

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE RICK

SANTORUM TAKES ON

HOLLYWOOD.

MEET THE MOVIE EXECUTIVE

LIKE YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN HIM

BEFORE.

THIS IS YOUR MOVIE EXECUTIVE

WITH NO TIE.

THAT'S THE BRODY LOOK.

David: AND THE

TOUCHING STORY OF CAMERON,

NEEDING A HEART AND GETTING

A HELPING HAND.

IF WE DIDN'T BELIEVE THAT

GOD WAS GOING TO TAKE US

THROUGH THIS, I DON'T KNOW

HOW WE WOULD DO IT.

David: "THE

BRODY FILE" IS ON THE WEST

COAST IN VERY FOGGY SAN

FRANCISCO AND SACRAMENTO,

AND WE'RE IN SEATTLE ON THE

PUGET SOUND.

THE WEST COAST "BRODY FILE"

SHOW IS NEXT.

*

David: AND WELCOME,

EVERYBODY, TO "THE BRODY

FILE."

I HAVE TO TELL YOU, I REALLY

HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT, LOOK,

WE COULD HAVE BEEN RIGHT IN

FRONT OF THE GOLDENGATE

BRIDGE.

LOOK AT THIS PICTURE.

THAT'S WHAT WE WERE LOOKING

FOR.

INSTEAD, WELL, HEY, IT IS A

LITTLE FOGGY HERE IN SAN

FRANCISCO, BUT WE ARE GLAD

TO BE HERE NONETHELESS.

LET'S START OFF OUR WEST

COAST TRIP WITH THIS STORY,

AND IT INVOLVES THE GOVERNOR

JERRY BROWN.

THAT'S RIGHT, THE LIBERAL

DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR WHO HAS

SIGNED A BILL CALLED

BASICALLY THE TRANSGENDER

BATHROOM BILL LAW, AND OH,

BOY, IS IT CAUSING A

BOATLOAD OF CONTROVERSY.

CALIFORNIA ISN'T EXACTLY

KNOWN AS THE CONSERVATIVE

STRONGHOLD, AND NOW LIBERAL

LAWMAKERS ARE PUSHING EVEN

FURTHER.

DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR JERRY

BROWN JUST SIGNED A LAW

STATING THAT TRANSGENDER

STUDENTS CAN CHOOSE WHICH

RESTROOMS THEY WANT TO USE

AND WHETHER THEY WANT TO

PLAYBOYS OR GIRLS SPORTS.

L.A. AND SAN FRANCISCO

ALREADY TOOK THIS ACTION,

BUT IT IS THE FIRST TIME A

TRANSGENDER LAW LIKE THIS

MADE IT TO THE STATE LEVEL.

IT'S ALL CLOAKED UNDER THE

GUISE OF FAIRNESS.

NO STUDENT CAN LEARN IF

THEY FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE TO

HIDE WHO THEY ARE AT SCHOOL

OR IF THEY ARE SINGLED OUT

FOR UNEQUAL TREATMENT.

SUPPORTERS SAY IT IS

IMPORTANT THAT TRANSGENDER

STUDENTS FEEL COMFORTABLE

AND NOT ISOLATED.

IT IS GOING TO TAKE AWAY

THAT EXTRA PRESSURE OF NOT

KNOWING WHERE TO GO AND NOT

KNOWING WHAT CLASSES YOU'RE

GOING TO BE IN, AND NOT

BEING TREATED AS THE SAME AS

ALL OF THE OTHER BOYS OR

GIRLS IN YOUR SCHOOL.

David: THE DEMOCRATS

CONTROL THE STATE CAPITAL

AGENDA UP HERE IN

SACRAMENTO, BUT THERE IS ONE

GUY INSIDE, ASSEMBLYMAN KIM

DONNELLY, A CONSERVATIVE

REPUBLICAN WHO SAID HE HAS

HAD ENOUGH.

HE IS PULLING HIS KID OUT OF

SCHOOL.

THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE NO

LONGER INTERESTED IN

EDUCATION.

THEY'VE BECOME GOVERNMENT

INDOCTRINATION CENTERS.

David: SO THE

ASSEMBLYMAN FROM SOUTHERN

CALIFORNIA MADE A STRONG

CHOICE.

I PULLED MY 13-YEAR-OLD

SON OUT OF SCHOOL.

HE IS NOT GOING BACK TO THE

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL FOR MORE

OF THIS SOCIAL

INDOCTRINATION.

TO ME, THEY OUGHT TO BE

TALKING ABOUT READING,

WRITING, AND ARITHMETIC, NOT

SEXUAL IDENTITY POLITICS.

David: AND HE IS NOT

THE ONLY ONE WHO FEELS THAT

WAY.

SOCIAL CONSERVATIVE GROUPS

WANT THE LAW STOPPED.

AND IT WILL TAKE HALF A

MILLION SIGNATURES TO LET

CALIFORNIA VOTERS DECIDE THE

LAW'S FATE NEXT NOVEMBER.

IT IS GOING TO REQUIRE

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

SIGNATURES TO BE GATHERED,

BUT WE CERTAINLY BELIEVE IT

IS SOMETHING THAT THE PEOPLE

OF CALIFORNIA, ACROSS THE

ETIOLOGICAL SPECTRUM WANT TO

SEE.

I HAVE NEVER SEEN

ANYTHING UNIT PARENTS.

THERE IS A MOVEMENT, AND I'M

CALLING IT PARENTS UNITED.

David: STORIES ABOUT

SPECIAL RIGHTS FOR

TRANSGENDER STUDENTS ARE

CROPPING UP ALL OVER THE

NATION.

A WISCONSIN ELEMENTARY

SCHOOL HAS SOMETHING CALLED

"SWITCH IT UP DAY," WHERE

KIDS WEAR CLOTHING OF THE

OPPOSITE SEX.

IN COLORADO, A FIRST GRADER,

WHO WAS BORN AS A BOY, WON A

COURT CASE AFTER BEING

BANNED FROM THE GIRLS'

RESTROOM AT SCHOOL.

DONNELLY BELIEVES THIS IS

GOING TOO FAR WHEN

STATISTICS SHOW JUST 0 .3%

OF PEOPLE ARE TRANSGENDER IN

AMERICA.

YOU DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT

TO VIOLATE THE CIVIL RIGHTS

OF 99% OF THE POPULATION

BECAUSE 1% OF THE POPULATION

IS SUFFERING FROM A

DISORDER.

David: BUT TRANSGENDER

GROUPS WON'T STOP PUSHING

FOR EQUAL ACCESS, EVEN IF

MANY THINK THEY HAVE GONE

TOO FAR.

THIS BILL IS THREE

BRIDGES TOO FAR.

IT IS NOT JUST ONE BRIDGE

TOO FAR.

AND THEY'RE BURNING THE

BRIDGES.

David: ALL RIGHT.

WE CONTINUE ON FROM VERY

WINDY AND FOGGY AND OVERALL

KIND OF DREARY SAN

FRANCISCO.

NOW, HERE IS ONE STORY THAT

IS NOT DREARY AS ALL.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, IT IS

PRETTY UPLIFTING.

A COUPLE OF HOURS SOUTH OF

HERE, FRESNO, CALIFORNIA,

THERE IS A MAN BY THE NAME

OF ANDY VIDAC.

HE IS A CHERRY FARMER, BUT

HE HAS NOW MADE IT TO

SACRAMENTO, THE STATE

CAPITAL.

AND HE IS A STATE SENATOR

AND IT IS QUITE AN

INTERESTING STORY.

IT LOOKS LIKE A TYPICAL

SWEARING-IN CEREMONY.

DO YOU SOLEMNLY SWEAR --

David: BUT CALIFORNIA

STATE SENATOR ANDY VIDAK

WILL TELL YOU THE RIDE TO

GET HERE IS ANYTHING BUT

TYPICAL.

HE MAY LOOK LIKE A STATE

SENATOR WHEN HE TAKES THE

FLOOR, BUT AT HEART HE IS

STILL A CHERRY FARMER FROM

THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

VALLEY.

HE BRINGS HIS LUNCH TO

WORK.

HE WEARS HIS COWBOY HAT

DURING OFF-HOURS, AND DRIVES

HIS FAITHFUL PICKUP TRUCK,

WHICH HAS ABOUT 300,000

MILES ON IT.

OH, AND PLEASE DON'T CALL

HIM SENATOR.

I'M JUST ANDY.

David: ANDY ENJOYED

LIFE AS A FARMER AND

RANCHER, BUT AS TIME WENT

ON, HE WATCHED ENVIRONMENTAL

POLICIES DEVASTATE

CALIFORNIA'S ECONOMY.

FOR EXAMPLE, FARMERS CAN

ONLY RECEIVE A SMALL PORTION

OF WATER IN ORDER TO PROTECT

FISH.

WE'VE GOT SOME RADICAL

ENVIRONMENTALISM THAT HAS

PUSHED IT A LITTLE TOO

FAR -- ACTUALLY, A LONG WAY

TOO FAR.

WHEN WE START PUTTING

INSECTS AND PLANTS AND

ANIMALS INSTEAD OF HUMAN

BEINGS, I DON'T AGREE.

David: SO THE QUESTION

IS HOW DID ANDY VI VIDAK DO

IT.

HOW DID HE END UP HERE AT

THE STATE CAPITAL IN

SACRAMENTO?

HE DID IT WITH THE HELP FROM

HISPANICS IN HIS DISTRICT.

BUT WHAT REALLY CAUGHT THE

NATION'S ATTENTION IS THAT

HE WON AGAINST AN HISPANIC

WOMAN IN A DISTRICT THAT IS

60% HISPANIC AND HEAVILY

FAVORS DEMOCRATS.

I DON'T SEE COLORS.

IT WAS JUST ABOUT GOING AND

TALKING ABOUT COMMON-SENSE

VALUES.

COMMON SENSE.

BECAUSE THERE IS NO PARTY

LINES WITH COMMON SENSE.

David: NATIONALLY, THE

REPUBLICAN PARTY IS STILL

TRYING TO GAIN MORE OF THE

HISPANIC VOTE.

AS THE LATINO POPULATION

INCREASES ITS SHARE OF THE

ELECTORATE, THEIR FUTURE

VOTES ARE CRUCIAL TO THE

G.O.P.

WHAT CAN THEY LEARN FROM

ANDY'S VICTORY?

IT HELPED HE SPEAKS FLUENT

SPANISH.

BUT ALSO HAD WORKING-CLASS

ROOTS AND FAMILY VALUES

REALLY SENTE CEMENTED THE

GROUND.

I WENT TO THAT NOT

BECAUSE THEY WERE HISPANIC,

BUT THERE WERE 10,000 PEOPLE

THERE.

WE JUST HAVE TO GO OUT AND

TALK TO FOLKS.

I DON'T RIDE A WHITE HORSE.

David: THAT

UNDERSCORES A LARGER POINT:

AUTHENTICITY.

HE DIDN'T TREAT HISPANICS AS

A PUBLIC CU POLITICAL

TALKING POINT.

SHE ACHIEVED HEAVY CRITICISM

BY USING THE IMAGE OF OUR

LADY OF GAU GAUDELUPE.

AND THEN THERE IS

IMMIGRATION, WHERE VIDAK

SHOWED COMPASSION BUYING

SHOWING A PASSAGE FOR

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

I DON'T BELIEVE IN

BREAKING UP FAMILIES.

THERE ARE SOME WHO BROKE THE

LAWS TO COME HERE, BUT THERE

ARE A BUNCH OF MINORS WHO

HAVE NO CHOICE IN THE

MATTER.

David: THERE YOU HAVE

IT, A LESSON FOR THE G.O.P.

FROM ANDY VIDAK,

AUTHENTICITY AND FAMILY

VALUES.

AND HE KNOWS HIS VICTORY

INCLUDED ONE MORE VITAL

ELEMENT: A FAITH IN JESUS

CHRIST.

I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU CAN

BE A FARMER AND NOT HAVE A

LOT OF FAITH IN GOD AND KNOW

THAT HE IS IN CHARGE.

YOU NEED TO WORK AS HARD AS

YOU CAN AND CREATE ALL OF

THE OPPORTUNITIES YOU CAN,

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THERE

IS A HIGHER POWER.

JESUS CHRIST IS MY SAVIOR,

AND THROUGH THAT ALL THINGS

ARE POSSIBLE.

AND HERE I AM IN

SACRAMENTO.

David: A PRETTY NEAT

CHARACTER, THAT ANDY VIDAK.

ALL RIGHT, WHEN WE COME

BACK, WE'RE GOING TO CHANGE

LOCATIONS.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE AND

SAN FRANCISCO.

WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE WHERE WE

ARE NEXT.

ALSO, YOU'RE GOING TO MEET

7-YEAR-OLD CAMERON.

HE NEEDS A HEART, AND HELP

IS HOPEFULLY ON THE WAY.

GUADALUPE

David: AND WELCOME

BACK BACK TO "THE BRODY

FILE."

WE WERE JUST IN SAN

FRANCISCO, AND NOW, POOF, WE

ARE HERE ON THE PUGET SOUND

IN SEATTLE.

WE'RE ACTUALLY ON A FERRY ON

THE WAY TO BAINBRIDGE

ISLAND.

LOOK, THREE HOURS FROM HERE

THERE IS A SMALL TOWN,

RICHLAND, WASHINGTON.

IN SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON,

THERE IS A WOMAN BY THE NAME

OF BARRON L.STUTSMAN, AND

SHE HAS A STORY TO TELL.

AN EVANGELICAL FLORIST WHO

IS IN SOME TROUBLE WITH THE

GAY COMMUNITY.

CAN YOU TAKE US BACK TO THAT

DAY AND WHAT HAPPENED FROM

THAT DAY EXACTLY.

THEY WALK IN -- WHAT

HAPPENED?

HE CAME IN BY HIMSELF,

AND I GREETED HIM, AND WE

CHITCHATED A LITTLE BIT.

AND THEN HE SAID, WE'RE

GOING TO GET MARRIED.

AND AS SOON AS HE SAID THAT,

I KNEW THERE WOULD BE A

PROBLEM THERE.

AND I JUST PUT MY HANDS ON

HIS, AND I SAID, I'M SORRY,

ROB, I CAN'T DO YOUR WEDDING

BECAUSE OF MY RELATIONSHIP

WITH JESUS CHRIST.

AND HE SAID, I UNDERSTAND.

I RESPECT YOUR OPINION.

AND I ASKED HIM HOW THEY GOT

ENGAGED, AND WHAT WAS GOING

ON AND WE CHITCHATED FOR A

WHILE, AND I HUGGED HIM AND

HE HUGGED ME AND HE LEFT.

AND I THOUGHT THAT WAS THE

END OF THE STORY.

David: BUT IT WASN'T

THE END OF THE STORY.

SOMEBODY CALLED MY

HUSBAND AND SAID, I

UNDERSTAND YOU'RE BEING

SUED.

AND HE SAID, WE ARE?

SO HE HANGS UP THE PHONE AND

SAID, WE'RE BEING SUED.

AND I SAID, WE ARE.

AND A KNOCK ON THE DOOR AND

WE GOT THE SUMMONS.

David: WERE YOU

SURPRISED AT ALL ABOUT THE

BIG DEAL THIS HAS CAUSED?

ALL OF THE MEDIA ATTENTION?

DOES THIS SURPRISE YOU?

YEAH, IT SURPRISES ME.

I'VE LEARNED A LOT.

I HAVE LEARNED NEW WORDS I

DIDN'T KNOW EXISTED.

I'VE HAD TO LOOK THEM UP.

I'VE LEARNED THAT PEOPLE ARE

REALLY OPINIONATED ONE WAY

OR THE OTHER.

PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED AND

THEY'RE STARTING TO STAND UP

AND STARTING TO REALIZE THAT

THINGS ARE BEING TAKEN AWAY

FROM US.

YOU CAN'T TAKE MY GOD.

David: TALK TO ME

ABOUT YOUR CHRISTIAN FAITH

AND WHY THAT IS SO IMPORTANT

IN YOUR LIFE.

I TRY TO RUN MY LIFE AS

GOD WOULD HAVE ME RUN IT.

AND IT IS IN THE BIBLE THAT

MARRIAGE BETWEEN TWO OF THE

SAME-SEX IS AN ABOMINATION

TO THE LORD.

AND I BELIEVE THAT.

AND I HAVE NO RIGHT TO JUDGE

ROB.

I NEVER TOLD HIM HE COULDN'T

GET MARRIED.

I JUST BELIEVE THAT MARRIAGE

IS BETWEEN A MAN AND A

WOMAN.

David: HOW ARE YOU

BEING TREATED BY FOLKS?

THEY'RE AWESOME.

ABSOLUTELY AWESOME.

WE'VE HAD GREAT SUPPORT.

WE'VE HAD OUR NEGATIVES, BUT

PROBABLY 90% HAS BEEN

POSITIVE.

PEOPLE COME IN THE STORE

SUPPORTING US, AND GIVING

MONEY TO OUR FUND.

JUST COMING AND SAYING, I

DON'T KNOW WHAT I WANT, BUT

I WANT TO BUY SOMETHING TO

SUPPORT YOU.

WE'VE GOTTEN CARDS AND

LETTERS AND PHONE CALLS, AND

IT HAS BEEN PHENOMENAL.

WE'RE VERY BLESSED.

David: WHEN WE COME

BACK, WE GO BACK TO SAN

FRANCISCO AND WE TALK MOVIES

AND POLITICS WITH RICK

SANTORUM.

BACK IN A MOMENT.

David: A MODERN DAY

STORY OF JOSEPH, A NEW MOVIE

COMING TO A THEATER NEAR

YOU.

WELCOME BACK TO WINDY,

BLUSTERY BEAUTIFUL SAN

FRANCISCO.

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL VIEW -- OH,

NEVER MIND.

HERE IS A LITTLE J-PEG

PICTURE.

THAT'S REALLY WHAT WE WANTED

TO SHOW YOU.

RICK SANTORUM, HE IS

PRESIDENT AND C.E.O. OF ECHO

LIGHT STUDIOS AND HE IS

BEHIND THAT CLIP, "SEASONS

OF GREY, MODERN DAY JOSEPH

STORY."

BECAUSE HE STARTED THIS

WHOLE NEW MOVEMENT WHERE HE

IS GOING FOR PRO-FAMILY,

FAITH-BASED MOVIES.

WE HAD A CHANCE TO SIT BACK

AND TALK TO HIM RECENTLY IN

OUR "BRODY FILE" STUDIOS.

YOU WATCH NBC, AND YOU

SEE THERE IS NOBODY LEADING

HERE.

THEY FOLLOW HERE.

THEY FOLLOW WHAT?

THEY FOLLOW THE CULTURE.

WHO IS PUSHING THE CULTURE?

NOT US -- NOT WASHINGTON,

D.C.

IT IS THE ENTERTAINMENT

INDUSTRY.

I THINK IT WAS ARISTOLLE WHO

SAID, GIVE ME THE

STORY-TELLERS.

WHO TELLS THE STORIES?

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO, IT WAS

THE CHURCH, THE

NEIGHBORHOOD, THE LIBRARY,

AND TODAY IT IS HOLLYWOOD.

AND THEY'RE MOVING THE

CULTURE ALL THE WAY OVER TO

WHERE THEY ARE.

AND UNLESS WE PROVIDE YOU,

THE AUDIENCE OUT HERE, THE

TOOLS TO PUSH BACK, IN OTHER

WORDS, GIVE YOU THE TOOLS TO

GO OUT AND NOT ONLY

REINFORCE YOUR OWN VALUES,

WHICH IS WHAT THESE FILMS

WILL DO, BUT GIVE YOU THE

OPPORTUNITY TO SAY, HEY --

TO A FRIEND -- COME AND SEE

THIS MOVIE.

IT IS GOOD ENTERTAINMENT,

AND, BY THE WAY, THE

MESSAGES ARE ON POINT TO

WHERE WE NEED TO BE GOING AS

A CULTURE.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I

SAID I WANTED TO DO AT ECHO

LIGHT IS TO HAVE AUTHENTIC

STORY-TELLING OF THE ROLE

THAT FAITH PLAYS IN PEOPLE'S

LIVES.

GOD IS ALIVE AND ACTIVE IN

SO MANY PEOPLE'S LIVES.

WE HAVE SO MANY STORIES TO

TELL.

David: THAT IS RICK

SANTORUM HERE ON "THE BRODY

FILE."

ALL RIGHT, WHEN WE COME

BACK, BIKING OR TAKING A

CAR?

WELL, OUT HERE ON THE WEST

COAST IT IS ALL ABOUT THE

BICYCLE.

WE EXPLAIN WHEN WE COME

BACK.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK, EVERYBODY, TO BRODY

FILE HERE IN SEATTLE.

IT IS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST,

AND WHAT DO THE FOLKS DO UP

HERE?

BESIDES BEING A BIT LIBERAL,

THEY ALSO RIDE THEIR BIKES A

LOT.

WE'VE GOT A CO-WORKER WHO

RIDES HIS BIKE A LOT.

YOU KNOW WHAT HIS NAME IS,

PAUL STRAND.

HE BIKES TO WORK AND HE

BIKES EVERYWHERE.

SO WHAT BETTER PERSON TO DO

A STORY ABOUT BIKING IN THE

PACIFIC NORTHWEST THAN

PAUL.

AND BELIEVE ME, WHEN IT

COMES TO BIKES OVER CARS,

IT'S ACTUALLY PRETTY

ECONOMICAL.

Reporter: SEVERAL

THINGS KEEP MOST PEOPLE FROM

CONSIDERING BIKE COMMUTING.

THEY THINK IT IS TOO HARD,

TOO SLOW, TOO UNSAFE, TOO

IMPRACTICAL.

NATIONWIDE, ABOUT ONE OUT OF

EVERY 200 PEOPLE BIKES TO

WORK.

IN PORTLAND, IT IS SIX OUT

OF 200.

DAN BURTON USES ONE OF THOSE

TRAILS TO BIKE 20 MILES

ROUNDTRIP TO HIS OFFICE

EVERY DAY.

GETTING OUT AND GETTING

YOUR BLOOD PUMPING, IT MAKES

ME FEEL GREAT.

I HAVE ALL KINDS OF ENERGY

WHEN I GET TO WORK.

Reporter: DAN HAPPENS

TO BE MY COUSIN, AND UNBEE

KNOWN TO EACH OTHER, WE BOTH

STARTED BIKING TO WORK.

MOST YEARS, SOMEWHERE AROUND

700 OR 800 AMERICANS DIE

BICYCLING.

MORE THAN 90% OF THOSE ARE

CAUSED BY COLLISIONS WITH

CARS OR TRUCKS.

ABOUT HALF OF THOSE ARE

AVOIDABLE.

THEY INVOLVE PEOPLE BIKING

AT NIGHT WITHOUT LIGHTS.

AN HOUR OF BIKING COMPARED

TO AN HOUR OF DRIVING, THE

PEOPLE IN THE CARS ARE TWICE

AS LIKELY TO BE KILLED IN AN

ACCIDENT AS THOSE ON THE

BIKES.

FOLLOWING A FEW SIMPLE RULES

WOULD PREVENT MOST OF THE

BIKE DEATHS ALL TOGETHER.

THE BENEFITS OF BIKING, ONE

STUDY SHOWED, OUTWEIGHED THE

RISKS 20 TO 1.

IT MEETS THE DAILY EXERCISE

REQUIREMENTS.

THE AVERAGE CAR COSTS ABOUT

$7,000 A YEAR TO OWN AND

OPERATE.

BIKING, JUST ABOUT $120.

SO I'M SAVING AROUND $500 A

MONTH.

David: THAT IS PAUL

STRAND HERE ON "THE BRODY

FILE."

FROM A HEART-POUNDING STORY

ABOUT BICYCLING TO A

HEART-WARMING STORY IN

SEATTLE.

WHAT A STORY.

CAMERON, SEVEN YEARS OLD,

AND HE NEEDS A HEART

TRANSPLANT.

AND I HAVE TO TELL YOU,

THERE IS A WOMAN WHO HAS, IN

ESSENCE, COME TO HIS RESCUE

IN A UNIQUE SORT OF WAY.

WATCH OUT, SUPERMAN,

WONDERWOMAN, AND BATMAN,

TOO.

TIME TO STEP ASIDE.

THE NEW SUPER HEROS ARE IN

TIME.

MEET SUPER ANTHONY, SUPER

REMI, AND SUPER MIKEY.

YOUNG CHILDREN ACROSS

AMERICA OUTFITTED WITH SUPER

HARPEHERO CAPES AS THEY

BATTLE THE FORCES OF

DISEASE.

THE FORCE BEHIND THIS LEAGUE

IS ROBIN, THE OWNER OF TINY

SUPER HEROS IN SEATTLE.

LAST YEAR SHE MADE A FEW

CAPES FOR FUN, AND THEN SHE

SENT ONE TO A GIRL WITH A

SEVERE SKIN CONDITION, AND

THEN A FEW OTHER SICK KIDS,

TOO, AND NOW THE CLOSET CAPE

IS FULL WITH REQUESTS

POURING IN FROM ALMOST

EVERYWHERE.

1700 KIDS AROUND THE COUNTRY

WEAR THESE KIDS, BRANDED

WITH THEIR FIRST INITIAL FOR

THE WHOLE WORLD TO SEE.

ROBIN QUIT HER JOB AS A

SOFTWARE MANAGER TO KEEP UP

WITH THE DEMAND.

IT IS QUITE LIFE CHANGING

TO, FIRST OF ALL, KNOW HOW

MANY KIDS THAT ARE OUT THERE

THAT ARE DEALING WITH

SOMETHING QUITE EXTREME.

AND IT HAS BEEN LIFE

CHANGING TO SEE HOW A PRETTY

SIMPLE PIECE OF FABRIC CAN

REALLY CHANGE THE

PERSPECTIVE ON WHAT IS GOING

ON HERE.

David: THAT PIECE OF

SIMPLE FABRIC IS IMPORTANT

TO SEVEN-YEAR-OLDS LIKE

ONE-OF-A-KIND SUPER

CAMERON.

CAMERON IS AMAZING.

I LOVE HIM.

David: HE WAS ADOPTED

AND AT AGE TWO, DOCTORS

DIAGNOSED HI WITH

RESTRICTIVE CARDIOMYOPATHY.

AND WITHOUT A TRANSPLANT, HE

WILL DIE.

THE ISSUE IS THEY GO INTO

SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH.

ALL OF A SUDDEN THE HEART

STOPS.

David: HE IS NOW FIRST

ON THE TRANSPLANT LIST, AND

THAT MEANS CARRYING A PAGER

AT ALL TIMES, READY AND

HOPEFUL THAT IT WILL BRING

GOOD NEWS.

WHEN IS IT GOING TO BE?

BECAUSE THEY MIGHT HAVE A

HEART.

David: CAMERON IS NO

DOUBT DESERVING OF HIS SUPER

HERO CAPE.

ONE TIME DURING A THREE-DAY

HOSPITAL STAY, DOCTORS TOOK

16 TUBES OF BLOOD.

BUT CAMERON WAS CONCERNED

WITH NORMAL KID STUFF.

EVERY TIME THE DOCTOR

CAME IN, I ASKED HER, CAN I

HAVE A POPSICLE?

David: THOSE TIMES IN

THE HOSPITAL DID MAKE HIM

THINK WHAT HE WANTS TO BE

WHEN HE GROWS UP.

I WANT TO BE A DOCTOR.

David: WHY DO YOU WANT

TO BE A DOCTOR?

BECAUSE I WANT TO HELP

OTHER KIDS TO BE HEALTHY.

David: MAYBE HELPING

OTHERS WILL COME SOON FOR

SUPER CAMERON, BUT RIGHT NOW

HE JUST CAN'T DO NORMAL KID

STUFF, AND THAT'S WHY HIS

CAPE IS SO IMPORTANT TO

HIM.

WHEN HE IS OUTSIDE WITH

HIS FRIENDS AND THEY WANT TO

PLAY BALL, HE SAYS, LET'S

PLAY SUPER HEROS AND I'VE

GOT A CAPE.

IT KEEPS THINGS LOCALIZED

AND AT HIS LEVEL.

David: CAMERON'S

FAMILY KNOWS THAT ULTIMATELY

GOD IS IN CONTROL OF IT

ALL.

IF WE DIDN'T BELIEVE THAT

GOD WALL GOIN WAS GOING TO

TAKE US THROUGH IT, I DON'T

KNOW HOW WE WOULD DO IT.

David: CAMERON'S MOM

SET UP A Facebook PAGE

WITH A VERSE FROM THE BIBLE

HOW GOD HEALS THEIR WOUNDS.

CAMERON'S HEART IS

BROKEN, AND HE WILL HAVE TO

GET A LOT OF WOUNDS IN ORDER

TO FIX HIS HEART, SO THAT

VERSE JUST REALLY SPOKE TO

ME.

David: AND AS CAMERON

PRAYERFULLY WAITS FOR HIS

NEW HEART, HE PLAYS WITH HIS

BROTHER AND READS HIS

BIBLE.

I'VE GOT A HUGE BIBLE.

David: WE'RE HERE AT

"THE BRODY FILE" WISH

CAMERON ALL OF THE BEST.

WE'RE BACK IN A MOMENT FROM

A SECRET LOCATION, THAT

WON'T BE A SECRET IN A

MOMENT.

CARD MIAMI

David: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE BRODY FILE,"

EVERYBODY.

AND LOOK WHERE WE ARE.

WE'RE IN SACRAMENTO,

CALIFORNIA.

WE WERE JUST IN FREEZING

SEATTLE.

AND NOW WE'RE IN SUNNY, HOT

SACRAMENTO.

HEY, LOOK, IT IS TIME FOR

THE OY-VEY MOMENT OF THE

WEEK.

WE CAME TO SACRAMENTO

BECAUSE THE LAST TIME I WAS

IN SACRAMENTO, LOOK AT

THIS.

YES, THAT COULD BE THE OVVAY

MOMEN OVOY-VEY MOMENT OF

THE WALL.

THE SACRAMENTO KINGS COULD

BE THE OY-VEY MOMENT OF THE

WEEK.

BUT INSTEAD WE'VE GOT A

WONDERFUL OY-VEY MOMENT OF

THE WEEK.

*

David: YOU KNOW, THE

DEMOCRATIC-CONTROLLED

LEGISLATURE UP HERE IN

SACRAMENTO DOES A LOT OF

STRANGE THINGS.

HOW ABOUT THIS BILL, WHERE

BASICALLY THEY WANT TO

TAX -- THAT'S RIGHT, TAX --

THE BOY SCOUTS AND THE

LITTLE LEAGUE.

THEY WANT TO MAKE THEM NO

LONGER TAX EXEMPT

ORGANIZATIONS BECAUSE THEY

MAY BE DISCRIMINATORY.

IF YOU CHOOSE TO

DISCRIMINATE, YOU SHOULDN'T

BE ENTITLED TO THE TAX BREAK

WE GIVE YOU THAT IS PAID FOR

AND SUPPORTED BY ALL

CALIFORNIANS.

THAT STORY MAKES US WANT

TO TAKE TWO EXCEDRINS.

THAT DOES IT FOR THIS WEST

COAST TRIP OF "THE BRODY

FILE," FROM SACRAMENTO, TO

SEATTLE TO SAN FRANCISCO.

SAYONARA.

WELL, WE WEREN'T IN JAPAN,

BUT, ANYHOW, SAYONARA.

EMBED THIS VIDEO

Related Podcasts


Log in or create an account to post a comment.  

CBN.com | Do You Know Jesus? | Privacy Notice | Prayer Requests | Support CBN | Contact Us | Feedback
© 2012 Christian Broadcasting Network