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CBN NewsWatch: November 1, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Nov 1.: Syria Christians caught in brutal Islamic civil war, Obamacare Stats: Only six signed up the first day, and Churches standing for fatherless on orphan Sunday, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

STANDING THEIR GROUND.

SYRIAN CHRISTIANS STAND FOR

FAITH AND COUNTRY IN THEIR

WAR-TORN LAND.

PLUS GOD'S HEART FOR THE

ORPHANS, HOW CHURCHES ACROSS

THE NATION ARE WORKING TO

HELP CHILDREN WITHOUT A HOME

FIND A FAMILY.

Lori: AND A COMPLIMENT

MISUNDERSTOOD.

ONE WOMAN'S UNBELIEVABLE

STORY IN THE FACE OF ISLAMIC

OUTRAGE.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

THE PLIGHT OF SYRIAN

CHRISTIANS AND A CALL TO

REMEMBER PERSECUTED

BELIEVERS LEADING INTO THE

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF

PRAYER.

GOOD EVENING, I'M LORI

JOHNSON.

MANY SYRIAN CHRISTIANS HAVE

HAD TO FLEE THEIR HOMES

UNDER MUSLIM ATTACK IN THAT

COUNTRY'S CIVIL WAR.

HOWEVER, MANY HAVE STAYED

AND ARE STILL GOING TO

CHURCH AND STANDING IN THE

FACE OF HORRIBLE VIOLENCE

AND PERSECUTION.

DALE HURD HAS TONIGHT'S TOP

STORY.

[BELL RINGING]

Reporter: IN A COUNTRY

TORN BY A VIOLENT CIVIL WAR,

THE SOUND OF A CHURCH BELL

RINGING STANDS IN STARK

CONTRAST TO THE SOUNDS OF

GUNFIRE AND BOMBS THAT HAVE

BECOME THE NORM.

MANY CHRISTIANS HAVE FLED

SYRIA.

OTHERS STAND THEIR GROUND,

RISKING THEIR LIVES TO

ATTEND CHURCH.

EVEN WHEN THEY HEARD

BOMBS AND SHELLINGS, AS YOU

SEE, THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE

IN THE CHURCHES BECAUSE THEY

SEE THE ONLY HOPE IS IN THE

PRAYER.

Reporter: CHRISTIANS

ARE ONE OF THE LARGEST

RELIGIOUS MINORITIES IN

SYRIA.

THEY MAKE UP ABOUT 10% OF

THE COUNTRY'S POPULATION OF

23 MILLION PEOPLE.

THEY FOUND THEMSELVES CAUGHT

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BRUTAL

CIVIL WAR.

SUNNI-LED MUSLIM REBELS

FIGHTING THE GOVERNMENT HAVE

REPEATEDLY SHELLED

PREDOMINANTLY CHRISTIAN

NEIGHBORHOODS IN DAMASCUS.

AND al-QAEDA-LINKED

FIGHTERS HAVE DESECRATED

CHURCHES IN THE AREAS THEY

HAVE SEIZED.

SAMI AMIR IS A CHRISTIAN

FROM EASTERN DAMASCUS.

THEY ARE TARGETING

SPECIFICALLY A CHRISTIAN

AREA.

THEY WANT PEOPLE TO GO OUT,

OR MAYBE THEY WANT THEM TO

BE AGAINST THE REGIME.

Reporter: THE ATTACK ON

CHRISTIANS HAS SYRIA'S

RELIGIOUS MINORITIES DEEPLY

CONCERNED ABOUT THE GROWING

ROLE OF ISLAMIC EXTREMISM

AMONG THE RUBLES FIGHTING

BASHAR al-ASSAD'S REGIME.

USEF NAMI SAYS HE AND HIS

WIFE CRAWLED INTO A SMALL

HOUSE NEXT TO THE CHURCH.

THEY HID FOR THREE DAYS

UNTIL THE SHOOTING STOPPED.

HE SAYS THE JIHADISTS

SHOUTED, ANYBODY WHO WANTS

TO CONVERT TO ISLAM IS

GOOD.

OTHERWISE THEY WILL BE

KILLED.

AT LEAST 32 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN

KILLED, AND DOZENS INJURED,

IN RECENT WEEKS IN THE

CHRISTIAN DISTRICT OF

ALQUETTA.

AT THE START OF THE CIVIL

WAR, MANY CHRISTIANS TRIED

TO STAY NEUTRAL, BUT AS

REBEL FORCES HAVE BECOME

DOMINATED BY MUSLIM JIHADIS,

CHRISTIANS OFTEN HAVE TO

SIDE WITH THE GOVERNMENT.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Lori: JOINING US WITH

MORE ON THE SLIGHT OF

SYRIA'S CHRISTIANS IS SENIOR

INTERNATIONAL REPORTER GARY

LANE.

GARY, THANKS FOR JOINING

US.

SURE.

Lori: DALE WAS

REPORTING HOW UP UNTIL THIS

POINT THE CHRISTIANS HAVE

RIDE TO REMAINED NEUTRAL AND

NOT SIDE WITH THE CHRISTIANS

OR THE AS SAD GOVERNMENT.

BUT WHY ARE THEY NOW SIDING

WITH THE GOVERNMENT?

THEY ARE STUCK BETWEEN A

ROCK AND A HARD PLACE.

THEY HAVE TRIED TO STAY

NEUTRAL RAL.

I THINK THEY'RE SEEING NOW

THAT THE REBELS ARE NOT

THEIR FRIENDS.

NO MATTER WHAT THEY DO,

THEY'RE GOING TO GET

CLOBBERED.

THEY RECENTLY UNCOVERED SOME

GRAVES IN A CHRISTIAN

VILLAGE BETWEEN DAMASCUS AND

HOLMES, AND THERE WERE ABOUT

45 PEOPLE KILLED THERE.

AND SHARE SEEING THE

AL-NUSRA GROUP IS ATTACKING

THEM IN VILLAGES, DESTROYING

THEIR CHURCHES.

AND IT ISN'T JUST THE

ISLAMISTS.

IT IS HAPPENING FROM THE

FREE SYRIAN ARMY.

YOU CAN SEE THIS VIDEO OF

HIM DESTROYING A VIRGIN

MARRY STATUE.

THEY'RE SAYING, WE'VE GOT

NOTHING TO LOSE, LET'S SIDE

WITH ASSAD.

YOU HAVE BEEN TO SYRIA

MANY TIMES, AND OVER THE

YEARS, HOW HAVE THEY

INTERACTED WITH THE ASSAD

GOVERNMENT?

THEY FAIR QUITE WELL

UNDER ASSAD.

ASSAD WOULD TRY TO CONTROL

THE CHURCHES, WHAT

DENOMINATIONS, AND THE TYPES

OF BIBLES AND OTHER

CHRISTIAN BOOKS THAT CAME

INTO THE COUNTRY, BUT IF

CHRISTIANS STAYED WITHIN

THEIR CHURCH, HE LEFT THEM

ALONE.

BUT THOSE WHO TRIED TO

EVANGELIZE MUSLIMS, THEY GOT

INTO TROUBLE.

I MET ONE EVANGELIST WHO

SECRET POLICE WOULD CALL IN,

AND SAID, LOOK, IF YOU DON'T

STOP THIS, WE'RE GOING TO

TURN YOU OVER TO THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD.

Lori: THESE CHRISTIANS

ARE, OF COURSE, OUR BROTHERS

AND SISTERS, EVEN THOUGH

THEY'RE HALF WAY AROUND THE

WORLD.

SURE.

Lori: HOW CAN WE IN

NORTH AMERICA HELP THEM?

THIS SUNDAY IS THE

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH.

CHRISTIANS AROUND THE WORLD

WILL BE PRAYING FOR SYRIAN

CHRISTIANS, EGYPTIAN

CHRISTIANS, AND OTHERS THAT

ARE PERSECUTED.

BUT SYRIA NEEDS IT.

DON'T PRAY THEY JUST BE

PROTECTED FROM ATTACKS AND

PERSECUTION.

THEY ALWAYS ASK US TO PRAY

THAT THEY WILL BE STRONGER

IN THEIR FAITH, THAT THEY

WILL ENDURE THIS AND THEY

WILL GET THROUGH IT.

SO THAT'S HOW WE NEED TO

PRAY.

TO PRAY THEY WILL BE STRONG

IN THEIR FAITH, AND SALT AND

LIGHT, AND NOT LEAVE.

SO REMAIN THERE, BE STRONG

IN YOUR FAITH, AND BE SOLID

IN LIGHT.

Lori: THANK YOU SO

MUCH.

THERE ARE REPORTS ISRAELI

WAR PLANES HAVE ATTACKED A

RUSSIAN MISSILE SHIPMENT

INSIDE A SYRIAN GOVERNMENT

STRONGHOLD.

THEY WERE REPORTEDLY HEADED

TO HEZBOLLAH.

THOSE REPORTS COME EVEN AS

PRESIDENT BASHAR

al-ASSAD MET A KEY

DEADLINE IN THE RUSSIANK

RUSSIAN-BACKED PLAN TO

ELIMINATE THE CHEMICAL

WEAPONS STOCKPILE.

ISRAEL IS ON RECORD SAYING

IT WILL STOP ANY WEAPONS

SHIPMENTS IT CAN FROM

GETTING TO THE TERRORIST

GROUP.

THE PRIME MINISTER OF IRAQ

FORMALLY ASKED PRESIDENT

OBAMA FOR HELP TODAY DURING

A MEETING AT THE WHITE

HOUSE.

SINCE U.S. TROOPS LEFT IRAQ

TWO YEARS AGO, VIOLENCE HAS

SPIKED AS AN INSURGENCY

MOVEMENT TIED WITH

al-QAEDA HAS REKINDLED.

THE TROOP DEPARTURE WAS IN

LATE 2011, AND AT LEAST

6,000 IRAQIS WERE KILLED

THIS YEAR.

TERRORISTS FOUND

A, QUOTE,"SECOND CHANCE

AFTER THE U.S. LEFT" AND NOW

HE WANTS HELP WITH

ADDITIONAL WEAPONS AND

INTELLIGENCE.

A T.S.A. AGENT AND TWO OTHER

PEOPLE DIED IN A SHOOTING AT

LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL

AIRPORT TODAY.

THE GUNMAN IS IN CUSTODY.

AIR TRAFFIC IN AND OUT OF

L.A.X. WAS GROUNDED

FOLLOWING THE SHOOTING, AND

AIR TRAVELLERS WERE

EVACUATED FROM TERMINALS.

EYE WITNESSES SAY THEY HEARD

AT LEAST A DOZEN SHOTS

FIRED.

EMERGENCY CREWS WERE SEEN

TREATING PEOPLE, BUT NO WORD

ON INJURIES, APART FROM

THOSE WHO DIED.

MORE DAMAGE CONTROL FOR

OBAMACARE AS REPORTS OF ONLY

A HANDFUL OF AMERICANS

SIGNED UP FOR IT THE FIRST

DAY THE WEBSITE OPENED.

AS EPHRAIM GRAHAM REPORTS, A

NEW POLL SHOWS THE PUBLIC

HAS A NEGATIVE VIEW OF THE

MANDATED HEALTH CARE

LAUNCH.

Reporter: REPUBLICANS

SAY THE NUMBERS TELL IT

ALL.

THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT

COMMITTEE HAS RELEASED

DOCUMENTS FROM INSIDE THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.

THEY SHOW IT WAS NEARLY

IMPOSSIBLE TO SIGN UP FOR

THE FIRST SEVERAL DAYS ON

THE healthcare.gov

WEBSITE.

BY THE END OF THE FIRST DAY,

ONLY SIX PEOPLE, THAT'S

ACROSS THE ENTIRE COUNTRY,

WERE ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY

SIGN UP FOR INSURANCE.

AND BY THE END OF THE SECOND

DAY, AFTER MILLIONS OF

ATTEMPTS TO LOG ON, ONLY 248

PEOPLE WERE ENROLLED.

I TRIED, LIKE, FIVE TIMES

WITHIN AN HOUR.

AND THEN I JUST GAVE UP.

I JUST GAVE UP.

IT JUST KEPT SPINNING.

NOTHING HAPPENED.

YOU WOULD NEVER, EVER SEE

THIS IN PRIVATE ENTERPRISE.

THIS IS AN ARGUMENT WHY YOU

SHOULDN'T TURN OVER

SOMETHING SO PRECIOUS AS

YOUR HEALTH CARE TO THE

GOVERNMENT.

Reporter: THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION CALLS THE

NUMBERS UNOFFICIAL.

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

SECRETARY KATHLEEN SEBELIUS

TOLD CONGRESS THE WEBSITE'S

PROBLEMS MAKE EARLY DATA

UNRELIABLE.

HER AGENCY WILL NOT ISSUE

ITS FIRST REPORT ON THE

NUMBERS UNTIL MID-NOVEMBER.

REGARDLESS, THE FIRST MONTH

OF OBAMACARE WAS VIEWED BY

THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS AS

A DISASTER.

A SURVEY RELEASED THIS

MORNING FROM THE KAISER

FAMILY FOUNDATION SHOWED 80%

OF THOSE POLLED HAVE A

NEGATIVE IMPRESSION OF

OBAMACARE'S IMPLEMENTATION.

14% SAY IT IS GOING WELL.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Lori: MEANWHILE, THIS

WEEK THE "WASHINGTON POST"

FACT CHECKER CALLED

PRESIDENT OBAMA A BIG LIAR.

THE NEWSPAPER GIVES

PRESIDENT OBAMA FOUR

PINOCCHIOS FOR HIS REPEATED

CLAIMS THAT AMERICANS WOULD

BE ABLE TO KEEP THEIR HEALTH

INSURANCE.

CBS NEWS REPORTS THAT AT

LEAST TWO MILLION AMERICANS

HAVE ALREADY LOST THEIR

EXISTING HEALTH CARE PLANS

DUE TO OBAMACARE.

SOME SAY THAT FIGURE WILL GO

MUCH HIGHER SINCE ABOUT

12 MILLION AMERICANS

PREVIOUSLY BOUGHT THEIR OWN

INSURANCE.

PUBLIC PRAYER GOES BEFORE

THE U.S. SUPREME COURT AGAIN

NEXT WEDNESDAY.

IT INVOLVES THE SMALL TOWN

OF GREECE, NEW YORK, WHICH

STILL HOLDS PRAYER BEFORE

ITS MEETINGS.

THE ALLIANCE DEFENDING

FREEDOM IS SUPPORTING THE

CITY, AND SAYS THAT AMERICAN

GOVERNMENTS, FROM FEDERAL TO

LOCAL, HAVE A LONG HISTORY

OF CONSTITUTIONALLY

PROTECTED PRAYER.

AMERICANS UNITED FOR

SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND

STATE BROUGHT THE SUIT

SAYING IT VIOLATES THE FIRST

AMENDMENT ESTABLISHMENT

CLAUSE.

MOST OF THE NEW TEXAS

ABORTION LAW HAS BEEN

REINSTATED BY A FEDERAL

APPEALS COURT.

AMONG ITS REQUIREMENTS, ALL

ABORTION DOCTORS MUST HAVE

ADMITTING PRIVILEGES AT A

HOSPITAL LESS THAN 30 MILES

AWAY.

12 OF THE STATE'S 32

ABORTION CLINICS DO NOT MEET

THE STANDARD AND WILL HAVE

TO STOP PERFORMING

ABORTIONS.

A FEDERAL JUDGE RULED ON

MONDAY THAT THE NEW LAW WAS

UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND BLOCKED

IT FROM TAKING EFFECT, BUT

WAS OVERRULED BY THE FIFTH

CIRCUIT.

GREG ABBOTT SAYS IT WILL

PROTECT THE HEALTH AND

SAFETY OF TEXAS WOMEN.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD VOWS TO

CONTINUE FIGHTING THE NEW

LAWS.

COMING UP, CHRISTIANS

HELPING ORPHANED CHILDREN

FIND A FAMILY AND A PLACE TO

CALL HOME.

THOUSANDS OF CHURCHES

AROUND THE GLOBE WILL

OBSERVE ORPHAN SUNDAY THIS

WEEK.

THEY, ALONG WITH OTHER

CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATIONS,

JOINED THE CHRISTIAN

ALLIANCE FOR ORPHANS, TO

HIGHLIGHT THE NEED.

AROUND THE WORLD, MORE THAN

17 MILLION CHILDREN HAVE

LOST BOTH THEIR PARENTS.

MORE THAN 400,000 U.S.

CHILDREN SUFFER IN THE

FOSTER CARE SYSTEM, WITH

100,000 OF THEM WAITING TO

BE ADOPTED.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE

CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE SAYS WHEN

CHRISTIANS OPEN THEIR HEARTS

AND HOMES IN ADOPTION,

FOSTER CARE AND GLOBAL

ORPHAN MINISTRY, WE MIRROR

THE GOD WHO DID THE SAME FOR

US.

CBN'S CHARLENE ISRAEL MET

ONE FAMILY THAT ADOPTED A

HOUSE FULL OF CHILDREN.

SHE HAS THE INCREDIBLE STORY

OF HOW GOD GAVE THEM AND

THEIR CHURCH AN AMAZING LOVE

FOR ORPHANS.

Reporter: IF EVERYTHING

IS BIGGER IN TEXAS, THE

LETHANS OF POSSUM TROT COULD

BE ONE OF THE REASONS WHY.

THE FAMILY HAS 10 CHILDREN,

AND ALL OF THEM ARE

ADOPTED.

GLEN AND TERESA SAY THEIR

FAITH LED THEM TO TAKE IN SO

MANY KIDS.

GOD REALLY WAS WORKING IN

MY HEART BECAUSE CHILDREN

HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A PASSION,

YOU KNOW.

AND I LOVE CHILDREN.

I AM REAL PROUD THAT GOD

GAVE US THE ABILITY TO GO IN

AND ADOPT THEM.

THERE ARE SO MANY KIDS

NOWADAYS THAT DON'T HAVE

GOOD HOMES, AND NEED HOMES.

I'M GLAD GOD PUT IN MY HEART

TO DON'T THEM.

Reporter: 16-YEAR-OLD

SHANIKA SAYS HER MOM AND DAD

ARE PERFECT ADOPTIVE

PARENTS.

I SEE THEM LOVING

EVERYBODY AND HAVING A BIG

HEART FOR EVERYBODY.

Reporter: THE FAMILY

ATTENDS A SMALL MISSIONARY

BAPTIST CHURCH OUTSIDE OF

SHELBY, TEXAS.

12 YEARS AGO, 200 MEMBERS

FROM THIS CONGREGATION WERE

MOTIVATED TO ADOPT 70

CHILDREN FROM THE FOSTER

CARE SYSTEM.

IT ALL STARTED WITH A BROKEN

HEART.

IN 1996, THE PASTOR'S WIFE,

DONNA MARTIN, HAD TO DEAL

WITH THE DEATH OF HER

MOTHER.

SO SHE PRAYED AND ASKED GOD

TO HELP HER HANDLE THE

GRIEF.

THE DAY THAT THE LORD

SPOKE TO ME TO GIVE BACK OUT

OF MY HURT AND PAIN, HE

SAID, I WANT YOU TO ADOPT.

Reporter: DONNA

ENROLLED IN A SERIES OF

CLASSES ABOUT KIDS IN THE

FOSTER CARE SYSTEM.

WHAT SHE FOUND OUT BROKE HER

HEART IN A NEW WAY.

THEY WERE TOTALLY

NEGLECTED.

THEY WERE PUSHED FROM ONE

PLACE TO ANOTHER.

THEY WERE THE ONES THAT WERE

EXED OUT.

THEY WERE THE ONES THAT THE

SYSTEM HAD.

AND SOME WAY, SOME HOW, THE

SYSTEM DOESN'T TRAIN A CHILD

IN THE WAY THEY SHOULD GO.

BUT JESUS DOES.

THROUGH OUR VOICE.

Reporter: THAT

SITUATION MOVED DONNA AND

HER HUSBAND TO ADOPT FOUR

CHILDREN.

BEFORE I WAS ADOPTED, I

WAS MISTREATED.

I WAS ABUSED.

I WAS NOT BEING LOVED

FAIRLY.

Reporter: BISHOP W.C.

MARTIN IS DONNA'S HUSBAND

AND PASTOR OF BENNETT

CHAPEL.

WERE WE STARTED, GOD HAS

INTENDED TO KEEP ON GOING ON

UNTIL EVERY SINGLE CHILD CAN

SAY I HAVE A MOTHER AND

FATHER.

Reporter: THAT SPREAD

THROUGHOUT THE CONGREGATION

UNTIL MORE THAN HALF OF THE

CHURCH MEMBERS HAD ADOPTED

CHILDREN.

I DIDN'T REALIZE THERE

WAS SO MANY KIDS OUT THERE

WHO DIDN'T HAVE FAMILIES.

BECAUSE I'VE ALWAYS BEEN

WITH A FAMILY AND I REALLY

JUST DIDN'T KNOW.

THAT'S WHAT MADE ME ADOPT

AND TRY TO HELP SOMEONE WHO

DIDN'T HAVE THE LOVE OF

PARENTS THAT I HAD.

Reporter: JENNY JETSON

OF CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES

HELPED THE CHURCH WITH THE

ADOPTIONS.

IT IS PARTICULARLY

IMPORTANT FOR

AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN.

BECAUSE WE HAVE A

DISPROPORTIONATE

REPRESENTATION IN OUR

AGENCY.

AND WE WERE ABLE TO IMPACT

THAT IN A REALLY POSITIVE

WAY AND PROVIDE A LOT OF

CHILDREN WITH A REALLY GREAT

HOME AND FAMILY.

TO ME, AS AN

AFRICAN-AMERICAN PERSON AND

GROWING UP IN THE AREA THAT

I GREW UP IN, ALL WE KNEW

HOW TO DO WAS KIND OF JUST

TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN.

AND ADOPTION WAS NOT A BLACK

THING TO ME.

IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WHITE

PEOPLE DID.

Reporter: JETSON SAYS

THE IMPACT ON THE CHILDREN

HAS BEEN LIFE CHANGING.

I THINK HOPE IS THE SMILE

IN THE EYES OF A CHILD.

WHEN YOU GO INTO THAT CHURCH

TODAY AND YOU SEE THE

CHILDREN IN THAT SERVICE AND

SEE THEM DANCING AND

CLAPPING AND RAISING THEIR

HANDS AND WORSHIPPING GOD

AND SMILING AND BEING SO

HAPPY, THAT'S HOPE.

THAT'S HOPE.

BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T HAVE

THAT BEFORE.

Reporter: TODAY BISHOP

MARTIN AND HIS CHURCH ARE

REACHING EVEN MORE CHILDREN

IN THE COMMUNITY THROUGH

THIS NEW RECREATIONAL

CENTER.

IT BRINGS THE KIDS IN OFF

THE STREETS AND GIVES THEM

SOME ABILITY.

AND TO GIVE THEM SOME

STRUCTURE TO BE ABLE TO

FOCUS IN LIFE A LITTLE BIT

BETTER.

CHILDREN COME HERE FROM ALL

OVER THE COMMUNITIES, FROM

EVERYWHERE AROUND HERE.

AND SO FAR IT HAS REALLY

BEEN TRULY A MIRACLE IN

THIS TOWN.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

THE LATHAN'S ADMIT HAVING

SUCH A LARGE FAMILY CAN BE A

CHALLENGE.

IT'S GOD'S WORD.

IT HAS NOT BEEN AN EASY

JOB, BUT IT HAS BEEN A

REWARDING JOB.

AND WHEN I SAY "REWARDING,"

I'M TALKING ABOUT ALL OF THE

LOVE THAT THEY BRING INTO

YOUR HEART.

NOT ONLY JUST ME GIVING BACK

TO THEM, BUT THEY HAVE GIVEN

ME SO MUCH.

Reporter: ALL REASONS

WHY BISHOP MARTIN SAYS THE

BODY OF CHRIST CAN AND

SHOULD DO MORE.

THE CHURCH'S GOT THE

ABILITY, THE CHURCH HAS THE

POWER, AND THEY'VE GOT THE

STRUCTURE.

IF THEY CAN DO IT IN POSSUM,

AT BENNETT CHAPEL, THEY CAN

DO IT ANYWHERE.

Lori: UP NEXT, A

WINSTON CUP' WOMAN'S WORLD

IS TURNED UP SIDE DOWN WHEN

SHE IS ACCUSED OF INSULTING

ISLAM, BUT WAS IT A BIG

MISUNDERSTANDING?

Lori: GREAT BRITAIN IS

A CHRISTIAN NATION,

ACCORDING TO ITS HISTORY AND

CONSTITUTION.

BUT IF YOU LIVE THERE,

SOMETIMES YOU MIGHT THINK IT

WAS A MUSLIM COUNTRY.

DALE HURD EXPLAINS HOW ONE

BRITISH CHRISTIAN FOUND THAT

OUT THE HARD WAY.

Reporter: HONAD ALAWI

LEARNED HOW IN TODAY'S

BRITAIN, YOU BETTER NOT BE

PE PERCEIVED AS HAVING

INSULTED A MUSLIM BECAUSE IT

COULD RUIN YOUR LIFE.

SHE WORKED INSIDE THE

COSMETIC COUNTER IN

HEATHROW'S AIRPORT FOR 13

YEARS.

SHE WAS HARD-WORKING AND

WELL-LIKED.

BUT WHEN SHE RAN AFOUL OF

HER MUSLIM CO-WORKERS, SHE

WAS EFFECTIVELY FIRED.

I WAS COMPLIMENTING A

COLLEAGUE OF MINE.

Reporter: SHE WAS

PRAISING A MUSLIM COLLEAGUE

WHEN IT WAS MISINTERPRETED

BY ANOTHER MUSLIM EMPLOYEE

AS AN INSULT.

WE WERE TALKING ABOUT

SOMETHING ELSE.

AND THEN SUDDENLY I SAID,

WELL NOT EVERYONE IS LIKE

YOU.

ARE SUCH AN ALAWI -- I USED

THAT WORD.

ALAWI MEANS A MAN OF GOD IN

ARABIC, IN ANY RELIGION.

UNBEE KNOWN TO MEUNBEE

UNKNOWN TO ME, MY ACCUSER

WAS STANDING CLOSE BY, AND

HE CAME AND STARTED SHOUTING

ON THE STORE FRONT, IN FRONT

OF COLLEAGUES.

AND EVERYONE STARTED TELLING

ME YOU ARE INSULTING ISLAM.

Reporter: IT SOUNDS

LIKE A RIDICULOUS CLAIM, BUT

RUMORS SPREAD THAT HALAWI

WAS ANTI-MUSLIM AND SHE WAS

SEEN AS A PROBLEM AND WAS

EVENTUALLY FIRED.

SHE ISN'T ANTI-MUSLIM.

SHE IS MARRIED TO A MUSLIM.

I'VE BEEN DISMISSED

BECAUSE I'M A RACIST.

HOW EMBARRASSING WAS THAT

FOR ME.

AND IT WAS ALL A TOTAL LIE.

WHAT HAPPENED TO NOHAD

WAS GROSSLY UNFAIR.

Reporter: HALAWI IS

BEING REPRESENTED BY THE

CHRISTIAN LEGAL CENTER,

HEADED BY ANDREA WILLIAMS.

SO TO BE PERCEIVED TO

GIVE OFFENSE TO ALLAH, TO

THE PROPHET MOHAMMED, HAS

MEANT SHE LOST THE JOB SHE

HAD FOR MANY, MANY YEARS.

Reporter: HALAWI NOT

ONLY SAID HE WAS HARASSED

FOR HER FAITH, WHAT SHE

WITNESSED AT HEATHROW

AIRPORT SHOULD MAKE

TRAVELLERS WHO USE HEATHROW

AIRPORT NERVOUS.

SHE HEARD MUSLIM EMPLOYEES

OF HEATHROW AIRPORT PRAISING

THE TERRORIST ATTACKS OF

9/11 AND BRITAIN'S 7/7

ATTACK.

SHE SAW MUSLIMS BRING THE

QURAN TO WORK.

SHE SAW THEM HANDING OUT

RADICAL LEAFLETS.

AND HE JUST WALKS UP TO

US, AND HE SAID IF YOU DO

NOT CONVERT TO ISLAM FROM

NOW BEFORE THE END OF THE

WORLD, YOU WILL GO TO HELL.

HE WAS SAYING, CONVERT NOW

BECAUSE ISLAM IS TAKING

OVER.

Reporter: WHEN THE

EMPLOYEE WAS REPORTED,

HALAWI SAYS HE WAS NOT

FIRED.

THIS IS THE SAME HEATHROW

AIRPORT WHICH IN 2006 SAW A

FOILED PLOT TO SMUGGLE

EXPLOSIVES THROUGH SECURITY

AND ON TO AMERICAN

AIRLINERS.

FINANCIALLY HALAWI HAS BEEN

RUINED.

SHE BELIEVES SHE IS

UNEMPLOYABLE AND HAS BEEN

BATTLING DEPRESSION.

WHO IS GOING TO GIVE ME A

JOB WHEN EVERYONE KNOWS I'M

A RACIST.

THIS BASICALLY RUINED OUR

LIVES.

Reporter: HEATHROW

AIRPORT DECLINED TO COMMENT

FOR THIS STORY.

BUT ASSUMING HER STORY IS

TRUE, WHY IS CHRISTIAN

BRITAIN ALLOWING THE

PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS

LIKE HALAWI, WHILE

PROTECTING AND BOOSTING

ISLAM.

IT IS EXTRAORDINARY HOW

THE AUTHORITIES IN OUR

COUNTRY BEND OVER BACKWARDS

TO ACCOMMODATE ISLAM.

Reporter: THIS HAS BEEN

A NATIONWIDE PHENOMENON IN

BRITAIN FOR YEARS.

I THINK THERE IS A SENSE

IN WHICH ALL OF THESE THINGS

CAN ONLY BE UNDERSTOOD IN

SPIRITUAL TERMS.

AND I THINK IN GREAT BRITAIN

TODAY WE ARE IN PAGAN

TIMES.

WE HAVE BEEN HANDED OVER.

AND WE'RE BLINDED.

Reporter: HALAWI HAS

NOT GOTTEN ANY HELP FROM THE

COURTS IN BRITAIN.

HER ATTORNEY, PAUL DIAMOND,

HAS APPEALED TO THE EUROPEAN

COURT OF JUSTICE IN

LUXEMBOURG, WHERE IT SHOULD

STAND OUT AS A CLEAR CASE OF

RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION.

HALAWI IS HOPING THE

EUROPEAN COURT CARES MORE

ABOUT THE RIGHTS OF

CHRISTIANS THAN BRITAIN

DOES.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS,

LONDON.

Lori: FINALLY TODAY,

EIGHT KIDS IN NEVADA WILL

REMEMBER THIS HALLOWEEN AS A

VERY SPECIAL ONE.

THAT'S BECAUSE SOME OF THEM

HAD SPENT YEARS WITHOUT A

PERMANENT HOME, BUT ON

HALLOWEEN MORNING A FAIRY

GOD JUDGE GRANTED THEIR

WISH, A REAL FAMILY AND

HOME.

SHE MADE THEIR ADOPTIONS

OFFICIAL.

THE KIDS WERE ALLOWED TO

SHOW UP IN COSTUME FOR THE

CEREMONY.

BUT THEY WEREN'T THE ONLY

ONES.

THE JUDGE ACTUALLY DRESSED

UP LIKE A FAIRY GODMOTHER

FOR THE OCCASION.

THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME WE

HAVE FOR THIS EDITION OF

NEUTRAL.

"NEWSWATCH."

THANKS FOR JOINING US.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, AND

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