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CBN NewsWatch: December 10, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Dec. 10: Tens of thousands honor South Africa's Mandela, Storm-battered Northeast braces for more snow, and Diplomat warns of dangerous holes in Iran deal, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

REMEMBERING NELSON MANDELA.

TENS OF THOUSANDS GATHER TO

PAY TRIBUTE TO THE FORMER

SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT.

Wendy: PLUS, NUCLEAR

WEAPONS IN IRAN.

WHY SOME SAY TEHRAN IS THE

NEXT NORTH KOREA.

Tom: AND CBN NEWS SITS

DOWN TO TALK WITH SARAH

PALIN TO TALK ABOUT THE

SO-CALLED WAR ON CHRISTMAS.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE, I'M

GEORGE THOMAS,.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

TENS OF THOUSANDS PAID

TRIBUTE TO NELSON MANDELA AT

A MEMORIAL SERVICE DAY IN

SOUTH AFRICA.

MANDELA WAS REMEMBERED AS A

SYMBOL OF RECONCILIATION,

AND MAN WITH A MIGHTY POWER

OF FORGIVENESS.

GARY LANE HAS MORE IN

TONIGHT'S TOP STORY.

Reporter: THE POURING

RAIN DIDN'T STOP MOURNERS

FROM STREAMING INTO THE

95,000-SEAT WORLD CUP SOCCER

STADIUM NEAR JOHANNESBURG

EARLY TUESDAY.

IT WAS A TIME TO CELEBRATE

HIS LIFE AND ACHIEVEMENTS.

THE JOYFUL CROWD SANG AND

DANCED TO HIS NAME.

MANDELA'S FAMILY IS VERY

THANKFUL.

THEY ARE OBVIOUSLY VERY

TOUCHED.

AND THEY WANT TO THANK

PEOPLE FOR ALL OF THE

SUPPORT.

Reporter: MORE THAN 90

COUNTRIES FLEW IN

REPRESENTATIVES, FROM

ARGENTINA TO PAKISTAN,

TRINIDAD, TO CHINA.

U.S. PRESIDENT AND FIRST

LADY MICHELLE OBAMA ATTENDED

THE MEMORIAL, AS DID GEORGE

W. BUSH, HIS WIRE, LAURA,

AND HILLARY CLINTON.

THEY JOINED THE PRESIDENT ON

THE 16-HOUR FLIGHT FROM

WASHINGTON.

FORMER PRESIDENTS BILL

CLINTON AND JIMMY CARTER

MADE THE TREK TO SOUTH

AFRICA.

CARTER SAID HE HAD FOND

MEMORIES OF MANDELA.

EVEN IN THE COMPANY WITH

PRESIDENTS AND FORMER

SECRETARY-GENERALS, WE HAD

ONE LEADER THERE, TO WHOM WE

ALL LOOKED WITH ADMIRATION

AND RESPECT, AND THAT WAS

NELSON MANDELA.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA WAS ONE OF SEVERAL

INVITED TO EULOGIZE THE

ANTI-APARTHEID ICON.

Jordan: MANDELA TAUGHT

US THE POWER OF IDEAS, THE

IMPORTANCE OF REASON AND

ARGUMENT, THE NEED TO STUDY

NOT ONLY THOSE WHO YOU AGREE

WITH, BUT ALSO THOSE WHO YOU

DON'T AGREE WITH.

Reporter: THOSE UNABLE

TO ATTEND THE MEMORIAL WILL

STILL HAVE A CHANCE TO PAY

THEIR RESPECTS TO MANDELA.

HIS BODY WILL LIE IN STATE

FOR THREE DAYS, AND HE WILL

BE BURIED IN HIS HOME

VILLAGE ON SUNDAY.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

George: DOCTOR CORNI

BECKER JOINS US FROM REGENT

UNIVERSITY.

WHEN JACOB ZUMER, THE

PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA,

STOOD TO THE PODIUM AND

STARTED SPEAKING, PEOPLE

WERE BOOING.

HELP EXPLAIN THESE ACTIONS?

THERE IS A LARGE

DISCREPANCY BETWEEN THE

LEADERS WE HAVE NOW AND THE

VALUES OF MANDELA.

THERE IS A MASSIVE SCANDAL

BREWING IN SOUTH AFRICAN

RIGHT NOW, SURROUNDING SOME

MONEY THAT IS BEING USED TO

PERSONALLY ENRICH NOT ONLY

THE PRESIDENT, BUT HIS OWN

HOME RIGHT NOW.

SOMETHING TO THE TUNE OF

20 MILLION U.S. DOLLARS.

George: IT IS

TARNISHING THE IMAGE?

IT CERTAINLY IS.

I THINK THE A.N.C. SHOULD BE

DEEPLY CONCERNED WITH THE

COMING ELECTION NEXT YEAR.

George: A LOT OF FOCUS

HAS BEEN TALKING ABOUT

LOOKING AT THIS ICON, NELSON

MANDELA, THERE IS GROWING

CONCERN AMONG WHITE SOUTH

AFRICANS THAT VIOLENCE WILL

ERUPT WHEN HE DIES.

ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT

THIS?

I'M SLIGHTLY CONCERNED.

YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THERE

IS STILL A LOT OF PAIN, A

LOT OF HURT.

APARTHEID LASTED FOR MORE

THAN 40 YEARS, AND IT HAS

ONLY BEEN 20 SINCE ALL OF

THIS HAS CHANGED.

AND MANDELA WAS A

STAPLINGLIZIN STABILIZING

INFLUENCE.

IT IS TIME TO REMEMBER THIS

LEGACY.

George: WHAT DO YOU SEE

DOWN THE ROAD, WEEKS, MONTHS

AHEAD, AS PEOPLE BEGIN TO

UNDERSTAND THE IMPLICATIONS

AND REFLECT ON MANDELA'S

LEGACY?

IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR

THE YOUTH TO RISE UP.

IT IS ALSO AN OPPORTUNITY, I

BELIEVE, FOR THE CHURCH TO

TAKE ITS RIGHTFUL PLACE

WITHIN SOCIETY, AND REMEMBER

THE CHRISTIAN VALUES ON

WHICH MANDELA, BOTH THIS

MARVELOUS LEGACY OF

FORGIVENESS AND

RECONCILIATION.

George: IT WAS A VERY

IMPORTANT MESSAGE THAT HE

SENT FROM THE BEGINNING TO

THE END.

DR. BECKER, THANK YOU SO

MUCH, AND I GIVE YOU OUR

CONDOLENCES.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Wendy: VIOLENCE

CONTINUES TO ESCALATE IN THE

CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC.

AT LEAST 500 PEOPLE HAVE

BEEN KILLED IN A WAVE OF

ATTACK SINCE LAST THURSDAY.

FRANCE HAS SENT SEVERAL

THOUSAND TROOPS TO THAT

REGION.

THAT IN RESPONSE TO THE

VIOLENCE AND OUTBREAKS

BETWEEN CHRISTIAN GROUPS AND

MUSLIMS WHO HAVE TAKEN POWER

THERE.

THE UNITED STATES HAVE

AUTHORIZED A GREATER

INTERNATIONAL MILITARY

PRESENCE SINCE THE SURGE OF

DEADLY ATTACKS AND THE U.S.

IS SENDING PLANES TO HELP

TRANSPORT TROOPS.

THE MUSLIMS SEIZED POWER

NINE MONTHS AGO.

George: SNOW, RAIN AND

ICE FROM VIRGINIA, ALL THE

WAY TO NEW ENGLAND, BROUGHT

ANOTHER ROUND OF DELAYS,

BUSINESS CLOSINGS, AND POWER

OUTAGES.

CAITLIN BURKE REPORTS.

Reporter: A WINTER

STORM IS DELIVERING A

PARTING BLOW TO MUCH OF THE

NORTHEAST.

FORECASTERS WARN PEOPLE ALL

ALONG THE NORTHEAST CORRIDOR

TO PREPARE FOR A SECOND DAY

OF BAD WEATHER.

AND TODAY SLEET AND FREEZING

RAIN AGAIN PLAGUED MANY

RESIDENTS.

THINK WARM, POSITIVE

THOUGHTS, AND WEAR GLOVES

AND LONG UNDERWEAR.

Reporter: WITH AS MUCH

AS SIX INCHES OF SNOW

EXPECTED IN AREAS FROM

WASHINGTON TO BOSTON,

TRAVELLING HAS BECOME A

NIGHTMARE.

ACCORDING TO

flightaware.com MORE THAN

1300 FLIGHTS WERE CANCELLED

ALONE.

WE WERE IN NEW YORK CITY

FOR A NICE WEEKEND, AND

DIDN'T GET OUT, AND WE WERE

PUT ON STANDBY AND STANDBY

AND STANDBY.

PEOPLE GENERALLY ANGRY,

AND A LITTLE FRUSTRATED.

Reporter: DRIVING ISN'T

GOING ANY SMOOTHER THAN

FLYING.

IN WASHINGTON, D.C., SNOW

BEGAN TO FALL JUST IN TIME

FOR THE MORNING COMMUTE,

SHUTTING DOWN SCHOOLS,

GOVERNMENT OFFICES, AND MANY

OTHER BUSINESSES.

OVERNIGHT, ICE FROM FREEZING

RAIN BROUGHT DOWN DOZENS OF

POWER LINES, LEAVING WELL

OVER 120,000 HOMES AND

BUSINESSES IN VIRGINIA, WEST

VIRGINIA, AND MARYLAND IN

THE DARK.

THE TREE FELL AT THE END

OF THE STREET AND BLOCKED

THE ENTIRE STREET.

IT TOOK DOWN ONE POWER POLE,

WHICH THEN TOOK DOWN

ANOTHER, WHICH TOOK DOWN THE

THIRD.

Reporter: THE SNOW

ACROSS THE NORTHEAST WILL

STOP FALLING BY THE END OF

TONIGHT.

BUT FORECASTERS SAY IT WILL

BE FOLLOWED IN THE NEXT FEW

DAYS BY A BLAST OF COLD.

BRINGING TEMPERATURES IN

SOME PLACES INTO THE SINGLE

DIGITS.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: BURRRR!

SENATE DEMOCRATS ARE USING

THE NEW POWER THEY GRANTED

THEMSELVES TO PUT MORE OF

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S PICKS FOR

JUDGES ON AMERICA'S TOP

APPEALS COURT.

TWO WEEKS AGO, HARRY REID

USED THE SO-CALLED NUCLEAR

OPTION, TO WIPE OUT THE

LONG-STANDING SENATE RULE ON

FILIBUSTERS.

THAT ROULETTE THE MINORITY

PARTY HOLD UP NOMINATIONS.

SENATE LEADERS ARE TAKING

STEPS TO GIVE DEMOCRATS A

THREE-SEAT MAJORITY ON THE

U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR

THE DIRECT OF COLUMBIA,

OFTEN CALLED THE SECOND MOST

POWERFUL COURT IN THE

COUNTRY.

IT IS THE COURT MOST LIKELY

TO HEAR CHALLENGES AGAINST

ANY EXECUTIVE ACTIONS TAKEN

BY PRESIDENT OBAMA.

George: LAWMAKERS HAVE

REACHED AN AGREEMENT ON THE

2014 NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL,

BUT IT DOESN'T INCLUDE A KEY

PROPOSAL TO HELP CRACK DOWN

ON SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE

MILITARY.

THE AMENDMENT PROPOSED BY

DEMOCRATIC SENATOR CIRSTEN

GILLAGAD, WOULD HAVE TAKEN

PROSECUTION AWAY FROM

COMMANDERS IN ASSAULT

CASES.

IT WAS A MATTER OF TIMING.

THE HOUSE ADJOURNS FOR THE

YEAR ON FRIDAY, LEAVING NO

TIME FOR BOTH CHAMBERS TO

ADDRESS THE AMENDMENT.

AS IT STANDS, THE BILL

INCLUDES SOME NEW SECTIONS

FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS

AND STRONGER PENALTIES.

Wendy: THE NOBEL PEACE

PRIZE WAS GIVEN TO THE

WATCHDOG GROUP AIMED AT

RIDDING THE WORLD OF ALL

CHEMICAL ORGANIZATIONS.

THE ORGANIZATION FOR THE

PROHIBITION OF CHEMICAL

WEAPONS HAS BEEN LEADING THE

MISSION TO DESTROY SYRIA'S

CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

THE INSPECTORS DO AN

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT AND

DIFFICULT JOB.

THE HEAD OF THE GROUP

ACCEPTED THE AWARD TODAY IN

A SERMON IN OSLO, NORWAY.

George: THE UNITED

STATES AND OTHER WORLD

POWERS RECENTLY SIGNED AN

AGREEMENT WAY IRAN, BUT

MINUTES LATER, THEY

DISAGREED ON WHAT IT SAID.

AND AS CHRIS MITCHELL

REPORTS, SOME ISRAELI

EXPERTS ARE WARNING THOSE

DIFFERENCE COULD LEAD THE

DOOR OPEN FOR IRAN TO BUILD

NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

Reporter: AFTER GENEVA,

DORI GOLD EXAMINED WHAT THE

U.S. SAID ABOUT THE

AGREEMENT AND WHAT THE

IRANIANS SAID.

HE BRIEFED DIPLOMATS AND

JOURNALISTS AT THE JERUSALEM

CENTER FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS.

PI MY TEAM STARTED

TRANSLATING ESTABLISHMENTS

MADE BY ROUHANI.

HE SAID DISMANTLING THE

FACILITY, THAT'S A RED

LINE.

Reporter: HE SAYS THE

GAP INCLUDES A MAJOR

DIFFERENCE ON SANCTIONS.

AFTER THE SIGNING, U.S.

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN

KERRY SAID THE ARCHITECTURE

OF THE SANCTIONS REMAINS IN

PLACE.

WHAT DOES ROUHANI, THE

PRESIDENT OF IRAN SAY IN

FARSI -- HE SAYS THE EXACT

OPPOSITE.

HE SAYS, NO, WE'RE GOING TO

FRACTURE THE ARCHITECTURE OF

SANCTIONS, USING THE

AMERICAN TERM.

Reporter: AMERICANS AND

CAPITOL HILL SHARE

SKEPTICISM ABOUT THE

AGREEMENT.

62% SAY IRANIAN LEADERS

AREN'T SERIOUS ABOUT

ADDRESSING INTERNATIONAL

CONCERNS ABOUT THEIR NUCLEAR

PROGRAM.

ON CAPITOL HILL, THERE IS

BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR A

BILL AUTHORIZING MORE

SANCTIONS.

THE WHITE HOUSE AND IRAN

OBJECT TO THAT LEGISLATION,

AND IRAN'S FOREIGN MINISTER

TELLS "TIME MAGAZINE" IF

CONGRESS APPROVES ANY NEW

SANCTIONS, THE GENEVA DEAL

IS DEAD.

GOLD BELIEVES THE WEST NEEDS

TO KNOW WHAT IRAN IS DOING.

THOSE OF US WHO SIT IN

THE MIDDLE EAST AND CAN SEE

WHAT IRAN IS DOING ON THE

GROUND, BUT WHAT FEW PEOPLE

KNOW IS THAT THE BLOOD BATH

IN SYRIA IS BEING BOTH

DIRECTED AND MANNED BY

IRANIAN SOLDIERS, COMING

FROM THE KUDS FORCE, THE

OVERSEAS UNITS OF THE

REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS.

IF YOU WANT TO GET A STABLE

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN IRAN

AND THE WEST, IRAN HAS GOT

TO CUT OUT THIS BEHAVIOR.

Reporter: GOLD WARNED

IRAN IS GOING THE WAY OF

ANOTHER ROGUE REGIME.

I'M CONVINCED THEY WILL

DO WHAT NORTH KOREA DID,

WHICH WAS TO EVICT THE

INSPECTORS, TO SAY THE WORLD

IS WEAK AND WE CAN DO

WHATEVER WE WANT.

I KNOW THIS IS POLITICALLY

INCORRECT, BUT IF YOU WANT A

SAFE AND SECURE WORLD, YOU

DON'T GIVE THE MOST

DANGEROUS WEAPONS TWO THE

MOST DANGEROUS REGIMES.

Reporter: GIVEN THE

DIFFERENT INTERPRETATIONS

AFTER THE GENEVA ACCORD,

MANY EXPERTS BELIEVE THAT

IRAN FEELS IT HAS A GREEN

LIGHT TO PURSUE ITS NUCLEAR

PROGRAM.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Wendy: AND COMING UP,

HOW NEW TECHNOLOGY IS MAKING

IT EASIER FOR THE GOVERNMENT

TO TRACK YOU ANYWHERE.

Wendy: THIS IS MY

READ.

George: GO AHEAD.

Wendy: I HEARD YOU TAKE

A DEEP BREATH.

George: I WAS GETTING

READY.

Wendy: YOU HEARD THE

PHRASE "BIG BROTHER IS

WATCHING YOU."

WHEN GEORGE ORWELL WROTE

THAT IN 1948, IT WAS SCIENCE

FICTION, AND NOW IT IS

FACT.

George: AND THE

GOVERNMENT MAY NOT BE BIG

BROTHER, BUT IT CAN TRACK

YOU ALMOST ANYWHERE, AND NEW

TECHNOLOGY, WELL, IT WILL

MAKE IT EASIER TO FOLLOW

PEOPLE.

JENNIFER WISHON HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: IF YOU GO TO

THE MALL TO BUY A NEW

OUTFIT, GO HOME AND LOG INTO

A WEBSITE, THEN HOP INTO

YOUR CAR WITH YOUR

SMARTPHONE TO TAKE A ROAD

TRIP, YOU WOULDN'T EXPECT

THOSE THINGS TO BE LOGGED

ABOUT YOU IN CYBERSPACE, BUT

THEY PROBABLY ARE.

IT IS HARD FOR YOU TO

KNOW ALL OF THE PLACES WHERE

THE INFORMATION IS BEING

GENERATED ABOUT YOU.

Reporter: DATA BROKERS

ARE CONSTANTLY COLLECTING

INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, AND

IT COMES FROM SOURCES YOU

MAY NOT EXPECT.

EVEN THIS MOBILE GAMING

DEVICE TRACKS ITS G.P.S.

LOCATION WHEN IT IS OFF

LINE.

OTHER GAMING SYSTEMS

LITERALLY WATCH YOU,

DETECTING WHERE YOU ARE IN A

ROOM AND WHAT TV SHOWS

YOU'RE WATCHING.

AND THEY ARE LOOKING AT WHAT

YOU BUY, AND OTHER MEDA

DATA, WHICH IS INFORMATION

ABOUT YOU, LIKE HOW MANY

PHONE CALLS YOU MAKE, HOW

LONG YOU TALK, AND EVEN THE

SUBJECT OF YOUR E-MAILS.

IT ALLOWS THE GOVERNMENT AND

ANY OTHER READERS TO

CATEGORIZE YOU, DETERMINE

WITH WHOM YOU ASSOCIATE AND

HOW YOU THINK.

JUSTIN BROOKMAN IS A

CONSUMER PRIVACY ADVOCATE AS

THE CENTER FOR DEMOCRACY AND

TECHNOLOGY.

MY CONCERN IS YOU GO TO

THE STORY WITH YOUR CREDIT

CARD AND BUY A LOAF OF BREAD

OR A DOUGHNUT, DOES THAT

INFORMATION GET COLLECTED

AND SOLD TO MY DOCTOR, TO MY

INSURANCE COMPANY?

THAT'S THE SORT OF THING WE

DON'T HAVE CONTROL OVER

RIGHT NOW.

I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD

AGITATE FOR BETTER CONTROLS,

FOR BETTER LAWS ABOUT THIS.

Reporter: AND

SURVEILLANCE ISN'T GOING

AWAY.

IT COULD EASILY BECOME EVEN

MORE PERVASIVE IN THE FUTURE

BECAUSE TECHNOLOGY IS ONLY

GETTING, WELL, SMARTER.

RIGHT NOW IF YOU TAKE A

PICTURE OF SOMEONE WALKING

DOWN THE SIDEWALK, CHANCES

ARE YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO

IDENTIFY THEM USING FACIAL

RECOGNITION SOFTWARE.

BUT THAT TECHNOLOGY IS

COMING.

AND THAT HAS SOME PEOPLE

WONDERING IF PRIVACY IS

DEAD, OR AT LEAST ON LIFE

SUPPORT.

AND DON'T FORGET THE GROWING

CAPABILITY OF DRONES,

UNMANNED TINY EYES IN THE

SKY THAT CAN FOLLOW YOU

WITHOUT YOU KNOWING IT.

EVEN IF YOU AREN'T USING A

CELL PHONE OR ANY OTHER

ELECTRONIC DEVICE THAT CAN

TRACK YOU.

THE NUMBER OF DRONES IS

GROWING ALL OF THE TIME.

AND WITH THE GROWING

CAPABILITY TO TRACK PEOPLE

ELECTRONICALLY, VIRTUALLY

ALL OF THE TIME, THERE IS A

MOVE FOR CONGRESS TO PASS A

NEW PRIVACY LAW.

BUT IT IS A FINE LINE TO

LEGISLATE.

THE KEY IS GOING TO BE TO

HAVE THESE SMART DEVICES

WORKING FOR US AND NOT

AGAINST US.

AND RIGHT NOW I DON'T HAVE

THE CONFIDENCE THAT THAT'S

GOING TO BE THE CASE.

BECAUSE PEOPLE DON'T KNOW

WHAT INFORMATION THESE

DEVICES MIGHT BE SENDING OFF

ABOUT THEM.

Reporter: JENNIFER

WISHON, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Wendy: THE MAR MAKERS

OF THE HIT TV SERIOUS,

"BIBLICAL STORY" ARE GEARING

UP FOR ANOTHER RELIGIOUS

DRAMA, "THE DOVE KEEPERS."

MARBARNETT AND ROMA DOWNEY

SCORED A WINNER WITH THEIR

BIBLE SERIES.

CBS ANNOUNCED IT WILL AIR

THE SERIES SOMETIME IN

2015.

George: UP NEXT, A LOOK

AT SARAH PALIN'S CRUSADE TO

PROTECT CHRISTMAS.

Wendy: IN 2008, SARAH

PALIN MADE HISTORY AS THE

FIRST REPUBLICAN WOMAN TO

RUN FOR VICE PRESIDENT.

George: TODAY SHE IS

NOT ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL,

BUT SHE IS STILL IN THE

SPOTLIGHT.

Wendy: SHE CERTAINLY

IS.

AND NOW SHE IS RIGHT IN THE

MIDDLE OF THE BATTLE TO

PROTECT THE HEART OF

CHRISTMAS.

DAVID BRODY BRINGS US

TONIGHT'S FOCUS REPORT.

David: IN A WAY, IT'S

LIKE 2008 ALL OVER AGAIN.

HUNDREDS OF EAST TEXANS

LINED UP FOR HOURS THIS

MORNING.

IT WAS A FAN FRENZY

OUTSIDE BARNES AND NOBEL.

David: EVEN THOUGH IT

HAS BEEN FIVE YEARS SINCE

SARAH PALIN RAN FOR VICE

PRESIDENT, HER FANS STILL

CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF HER.

THIS IS ONE OF MY DREAMS

COME TRUE.

SHE IS A WONDERFUL PERSON

INSIDE AND OUT.

IT IS HISTORY IN MAKING.

George:

David: THE HOOPLA IS

OVER PALIN'S NEW BOOK CALLED

"GOOD TIDINGS AND JOY,

PROTECTING THE HEART OF

CHRISTMAS."

TO STAND UP AGAINST THOSE

WHO WANT TO KEEP FAITH OUT

OF THE PUBLIC SQUARE.

WE WERE FOUNDED, AS

WRITTEN IN OUR CHARTERS OF

LIBERTY, AND THE DOCUMENTS

THAT CREATED AMERICA -- WE

WERE FOUNDED ON A JUDEO

CHRISTIAN FAITH THAT WOULD

ALLOW FOREVER THE RIGHT TO

EXPRESS OUR RESPECT FOR

FAITH IN AMERICA.

David: PALIN SAYS

THOSE RIGHTS ARE UNDER

ATTACK FROM ATHLETE THEISTS,

ANATHEISTS.

AND THEY'RE CALLED JOE

McGROOCH.

A JOE McSCROOGE, ARMED

WITH AN ATTORNEY, ARE

DANGEROUS.

JUST RECENTLY, A COLORADO

SCHOOL STOPPED ITS

ASSOCIATION WITH "OPERATION

CHRISTMAS CHILD," AFTER

ATHEISTS THREATENED TO SUE.

AND A SMALL TOWN STOPPED

PUTTING UP THE ANNUAL CROSS

ON THE WATER TOWER FOR A

FEAR OF A LAWSUIT.

THE ROAD WE'RE ON TODAY

IS TOO MANY OF THE ANGRY

ATHEISTS ARMED WITH

ATTORNEYS, THAT WOULD TRY TO

TAKE AWAY THAT FREEDOM TO

EXPRESS FAITH.

WELL, IT IS GOING TO END IN

RUIN UNLESS WE DO SOMETHING

ABOUT IT.

David: THAT'S WHERE

THE FIGHT COMES IN.

PALIN, WHO KNOWS A THING OR

TWO ABOUT ADVERSITY, TELLS

CHRISTIANS NOT TO BE

INTIMIDATED.

I WANT THIS BOOK TO BE A

CALL TO ACTION, TO TAKE

STEPS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS,

COMMUNITIES, BUSINESS OWNERS

AND FAMILIES, TO UNDERSTAND

THEY DON'T HAVE TO HIDE

THEIR FAITH.

THEY DON'T HAVE TO BE

EMBARRASSED BY IT.

David: PALIN ADDS,

THIS ISN'T JUST ABOUT

FIGHTING LAWSUITS.

THIS WAR ON CHRISTMAS IS

JUST THE TIP OF THE SPEAR

WHEN IT COMES TO A GREATER

BATTLE THAT IS BREWER.

AND THE BATTLE THAT IS

BREWING IS THOSE WHO WOULD

WANT TO TAKE GOD OUT OF OUR

SOCIETY, OUT OF OUR CULTURE,

WHICH WILL LEAD TO RUIN, AS

HISTORY HAS PROVEN.

David: AND PALIN ALSO

SEES BIG GOVERNMENT AS PART

OF THE PROBLEM, AND MAKES IT

CLEAR THAT INCLUDES THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.

TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH,

DAVID, I DON'T KNOW WHAT

THEY'RE DOING RIGHT.

SHE KEEPS HER MESSAGE OUT

THERE AS A FOX NEWS

CONTRIBUTOR, AND HER

COMMITTEE IS LOADED WITH

SUPPORTERS, AND CANDIDATES

STILL SEEK HER ENDORSEMENT.

SHE HITS THE ROAD IN

IMPORTANT POLITICAL STATES,

LIKE IOWA, PREACHING

CONSTITUTIONAL

CONSERVATISM.

THE CROWNING ACHIEVEMENTS

OF THEIR CHURCH OF BIG

GOVERNMENT, OBAMACARE.

David: BUT PALIN ISN'T

JUST INTERESTED IN TAKING ON

THIS PRESIDENT.

HER HEART IS FOR A BETTER

AMERICA, A PLACE WHERE

PEOPLE CAN EXPRESS THEIR

FAITH FREELY.

IN THE BOOK, SHE SAYS

WITHOUT HER FAITH IN CHRIST,

SHE WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN ABLE

TO STAND THROUGH THOSE VERY

TOUGH TIMES SHE RAN FOR VICE

PRESIDENT.

THERE IS NO WAY I WOULD

BE STANDING IF IT WEREN'T

FOR THAT FAITH THAT I

ADOPTED AS A KID, ASKING

CHRIST INTO MY LIFE, PUTTING

MY LIFE IN HIS HANDS,

SAYING, GOD, YOU'RE MY

CREATOR.

I'VE GOT TO BELIEVE THAT YOU

KNOW MORE ABOUT DESTINY THAN

I DO.

SO, HEAVEN FORBID I TRY TO

ORCHESTRATE IT MYSELF.

LORD, SEND ME, AND I'LL GO.

David: DAVID BRODY,

CBN NEWS.

George: UP NEXT, HOW

HIS TIME IN PRISON AFFECTED

THE FAITH OF NELSON

MANDELA.

George: ONE OF SOUTH

AFRICA'S LEADING EVANGELISTS

TELLS CBN NEWS HE BELIEVES

THE GOSPEL PROFOUNDLY

AFFECTED NELSON MANDELA'S

OUTLOOK AS HE REENED

POLITICS AFTER YEARS IN

PRISON.

Wendy: MICHAEL CASSIDY

SAYS BILLY GRAHAM ASKED HIM

TO VISIT MANDELA IN 1992,

AFTER MANDELA WROTE GRAHAM

AFTER LEAVING PRISON.

HE PERSONALLY TOOK A SIGNED

COPY OF GRAHAM'S BOOK "PEACE

WITH GOD," TO MANDELA.

I REMEMBER TELLING HIM

WHEN HE WAS IN PRISON, HE

NEVER MISSED BIBLE STUDY OR

CHURCH SERVICE, OR SOMETHING

LIKE THAT.

I WAS VERY IMPRESSED BY

THAT.

I CAN BELIEVE THAT THE

CHRISTIAN GOSPEL INFORMED

ALSO HIS RESPONSES.

IT WASN'T JUST PRAGMATIC

POLITICS.

THERE WERE PRINCIPLES HERE

IN HIS HEART AND SOUL AND

MIND THAT HE HAD COME TO

BELIEVE WERE RIGHT.

Wendy: AT MANDELA'S

REQUEST, CASSIDY WENT ON TO

NETWORK WITH OTHER LEADERS

TO PRESS FOR RECONCILIATION

BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER

MANDELA'S ELECTION IN 1994.

HE WAS SADDENED BY THE

FACT THERE WERE SECTORS OF

THE CHURCH WHICH HAD GIVEN

EITHER EXPLICIT OR IMPLICIT

SUPPORT TO THE APARTHEID

SYSTEM AND HAD LEGITIMIZED

IT.

BUT IT WAS NOT LOST ON HIM

THAT THE CHURCH WAS A VERY

IMPORTANT PLAYER IN THE

WHOLE PROCESS, WHEREBY

APARTHEID WAS BROUGHT TO AN

END.

Wendy: CASSIDY SAYS

MANDELA WROTE A LETTER TO

GRAHAM, SAYING HE WAS

TOUCHED BY ONE OF GRAHAM'S

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