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The 700 Club - Jan. 9, 2014

Author Rachel Stafford talks about overcoming distractions with her children and becoming a better mother. Plus, Crissy Moran's search for meaningful love took a wrong turn and she spent years in shame as a porn star. Read Transcript


I FOUND A MODELING

WEBSITE.

I WONDERED IF I COULD DO

THAT.

CONFESSIONS FROM A PORN

STAR.

I ALWAYS HAD THE HOPE

THAT SOMEBODY WOULD RESCUE

ME.

HOW THE INDUSTRY TRAPPED

HER.

AND HOW SHE ESCAPED.

GOD HAD SPENT THIS PERSON

TO SPEAK TO ME.

PLUS, HAVE YOU SPENT SO

MUCH TIME ON ACTIVITIES,

THAT YOU MISSED OUT ON

LIFE.

RACHEL STAFFORD SHOWS YOU

HOW TO STOP JUGGLING IT ALL

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

*

[APPLAUSE]

Pat: WELL, WELCOME TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

IF ANY OF YOU HAVE EVER GONE

INTO NEW YORK FOR FORT LEE,

NEW JERSEY, YOU KNOW THAT

GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE AND

THE TRAFFIC JAMS ARE

UNCONSCIONABLE.

AND YOU SIT AND WAIT AND

WAIT AND WAIT.

IT LOOKS LIKE SOME OF THE

AIDES OF GOVERNOR CHRIS

CHRISTIE WERE MAKING THAT

TRAFFIC JAM HAPPEN TO PUNISH

A POLITICAL FOE.

Terry: AND NOW CHRISTIE

IS FIGHTING OFF ACCUSATIONS

THAT HE WAS BEHIND THE

BACKUP.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: IT IS BEING

CALLED AN ACT OF POLITICAL

PAYBACK.

BACK IN SEPTEMBER, TWO OF

THE THREE LANES CONNECTING

FORT LEE, NEW JERSEY, TO THE

HEAVILY TRAVELLED GEORGE

WASHINGTON BRIDGE WERE

CLOSED.

THE LANE CLOSURES RESULTED

IN FOUR DAYS OF TRAFFIC

CHAOS.

I THINK IT IS

OUTRAGEOUS.

Reporter: THE CAUSE OF

THE TRAFFIC JAM REMAINED A

MYSTERY UNTIL WEDNESDAY,

WHEN E-MAILS WERE RELEASED

SUGGESTING THAT A TOP AIDE

TO GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE

WERE RESPONSIBLE AS AN ACT

OF RE RETRIBUTION AGAINST

FORT LEE'S MAYOR, WHO

REFUSED TO ENDORSE CHRIS

CHRISTIE'S BID.

WHO WOULD FORCE THE BREAK

DOWN OF THE MOST BUSIEST

BRIDGE IN THE WORLD TO SEND

ME A MESSAGE?

Reporter: TRAFFIC CAME

TO A HALT.

IT WASN'T JUST COMMUTERS WHO

SUFFERED.

EMERGENCY VEHICLES WERE

DELAYED FROM RESPONDING TO

FOUR DIFFERENT CALLS,

INCLUDING ONE INVOLVING AN

UNCONSCIOUS 91-YEAR-OLD

WOMAN WHO LATER DIED.

GOVERNOR CHRISTY WAS KNOWN

FOR HIS ANGRY OUTBURSTS, BUT

SAYS HE WAS UNAWARE OF THE

PLOT AND WAS OUTRAGED AND

DEEPLY SADDENED.

IN A STATEMENT, THE

CHAIRWOMAN OF THE DEMOCRATIC

NATIONAL COMMITTEE SAID,

"THE MESSAGES INDICATE WHAT

WE HAVE COME TO EXPECT FROM

GORN CHRISTIE.

WHEN PEOPLE OPPOSE HIM, HE

EXACT RETRIBUTION.

WHEN PEOPLE QUESTION HIM, HE

BELITTLED AND SNIDELY

JOKES.

AND WHEN ANYONE DARES TO

LOOK INTO HIS

ADMINISTRATION, HE BULLIES

AND ATTACKS."

CHRISTIE VOWED RESPONSIBLE

FOR THIS WILL BE HELD

ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR

ACTIONS.

SHACHARLENE ISRAEL, CBN

NEWS.

Pat: WHICH IS WORSE,

TRAFFIC ON THE GEORGE

WASHINGTON BRIDGE OR THE

I.R.S. DEALING WITH YOUR

TAXES.

WE HAVE AN INVESTIGATION

INTO THE I.R.S. TEA PARTY

SCANDAL.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

Reporter: PAT, THAT'S

RIGHT.

THE LEADER OF THE

INVESTIGATION INTO THE

I.R.S. TARGETING THE

CONSERVATIVE AND TEA PARTY

GROUPS IS A POLITICAL

SUPPORTER OF PRESIDENT

OBAMA.

CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS

FOUND THAT THE LEAD

INVESTIGATOR IS BARBARA

BOSTWICK, AND SHE DONATED

MORE THAN $6,000 TO OBAMA'S

COMPAIGNS IN 2008 AND 2012.

REPUBLICANS SAY PUTTING HER

IN CHARGE HAS RUINED THE

INVESTIGATION.

THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS

SUPPOSED TO BE LOOKING INTO

WHY THE I.R.S. HELD UP THE

APPLICATION OF TEA PARTY

GROUPS AS THEY TRIED TO GET

TAX EXEMPT STATUS.

CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS

SAY THEY AREN'T BEEN ABLE TO

GET ANY INFORMATION FROM THE

INVESTIGATION.

ALTHOUGH YOU DON'T HEAR MUCH

ABOUT IT IN THE MAJOR MEDIA,

CHRISTIANS AROUND THE WORLD

SUFFER GROWING THREATS FOR

THEIR FAITH IN JESUS

CHRIST.

GEORGE THOMAS REPORTS ON

COUNTRIES WHERE CHRISTIANS

EXPERIENCE THE WORST

PERSECUTION.

George: AT NUMBER ONE

IS NORTH KOREA, WHICH

REMAINS THE MOST DANGEROUS

PLACE FOR CHRISTIANS IN THE

WORLD.

DR. DAVID CURRIE IS WITH

"OPEN DOORS," IS GROUP THAT

HAS SERVED THE PERSECUTED

CHURCH FOR DECADES.

THE MASSIVE PER

PERSECUTION FOR ANYONE WHO

SAYS THEY BELIEVE IN JESUS

CHRIST.

George: THE C.I.A.

ESTIMATES THAT SOME

24 MILLION PEOPLE LIVE IN

THE COMMUNIST COUNTRY.

THE BEST GUESS IS ABOUT 2%,

OR 480,000, ARE CHRISTIANS.

THEY HAVE, WE BELIEVE,

50,000 CHRISTIANS IN

CONCENTRATION CAMPS IN THE

COUNTRY OF NORTH KOREA

TODAY, AT A MINIMUM.

George: WHILE COMMUNIST

NORTH KOREA IS THE WORST,

SOMALIA, SYRIA, IRAQ,

AFGHANISTAN, SAUDI ARABIA,

THE MALDIVES, PAKISTAN, AND

YEMEN HAVELARGE ISLAMIC

MAJORITYS.

ISLAMIC EXTREMISM IS THE

WORST.

George: CONFLICTS,

RAGING ACROSS THE MIDDLE

EAST, ESPECIALLY IN PLACES

LIKE SYRIA ARE ONLY MAKING

LIFE MORE CHALLENGING TO

BELIEVERS.

THERE IS A CORRELATION

BETWEEN SYRIA AND LEVELS OF

CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION.

IT IS NOT JUST THE FACT

THAT SOME GOVERNMENTS ARE

CORRUPT AND ARE OPPRESSIVE

TO CHRISTIANITY, BUT IN MANY

OF THESE COUNTRIES THEY HAVE

FAILED STATES, WHERE THEIR

GOVERNMENT IS NOT STRONG

ENOUGH, OR CHOOSES NOT TO

DEFEND SOFT TARGETS OF

CHURCHES AND CHRISTIAN

DEVELOPMENTS.

George: MEANWHILE,

"OPEN DOORS" SAYS THOSE

MURDERED FOR THEIR FAITH HAS

ALMOST DOUBLED IN THE LAST

YEAR.

THE MAJORITY OF CHRISTIANS

WERE KILLED IN SYRIA.

THE MINISTRY IS URGING

CHRISTIANS TO PRAY FOR

PERSECUTED BELIEVERS

WORLDWIDE.

Reporter: WE BELIEVE IT

IS A WAKEUP CALL TO WHAT IS

GOING ON AROUND THE WORLD TO

CHRISTIANS, THAT WE'RE BEING

IMPRISONED AND PERSECUTED

AND IN SOME CASES MARTYRED

FOR OUR FAITH.

George: GEORGE THOMAS,

CBN NEWS.

IT HAS BEEN PARTICULARLY

HARD FOR CHRISTIANS IN

SYRIA'S CIVIL WAR.

LAST YEAR MORE CHRISTIANS

DIED IN SYRIA, THAN THE

TOTAL NUMBER OF CHRISTIANS

WORLDWIDE THE PRECEDING

YEAR.

Pat: IT IS A SHAME.

PEOPLE WEREN'T TOO FOND OF

BASHAR al-ASSAD OR ANY OF

HIS RELATIVES, BUT

NEVERTHELESS THEY DID KEEP

THE BROTHERHOOD IN CHECK

BECAUSE THE ALAWITES WERE

NOT PART OF THAT.

JUST LIKE SADDAM HUSSEIN IN

IRAQ, THE CHRISTIANS IN IRAQ

HAD A FAIRLY GOOD EXISTENCE

UNDER SADDAM.

WE TAKE HIM AWAY AND WHAT

HAPPENS?

WELL, THE SECTARIAN VIOLENCE

BEGINS.

BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT

IT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I

HAVE SAID IT OVER AND OVER

AGAIN, ISLAM IS A RELIGION

OF VIOLENCE.

THE EXTREMISTS ARE VIOLENT,

AND THEY'RE TAUGHT WAR.

THEY'RE TAUGHT JIHAD.

AND THEY THINK THAT KILLING

CHRISTIANS IS PART OF THEIR

RELIGION.

AND SO THE CHRISTIAN PEOPLE,

WE REALLY NEED TO PRAY FOR

THEM BECAUSE THEY'RE

SUFFERING.

AND YOU NEED TO IDENTIFY

WITH THOSE SMALL POCKETS OF

BELIEVERS AROUND THE WORLD

THAT ARE SUFFERING FROM THE

CAUSE OF JESUS.

AND TO THINK OF THE HIDEOUS

MESS THAT GOES ON IN NORTH

KOREA, AND THEN YOU SEE THE

SPECTACLE OF THAT BASKETBALL

PLAYER WITH RINGS IN HIS

EARS, GOING OVER THERE AND

SUCKING UP TO THE DICTATOR.

IT JUST MAKES YOU SICK AT

YOUR STOMACH.

JOHN?

Reporter: PAT, WHILE

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN

KERRY IS TRYING TO GET A

PEACE AGREEMENT IN THE

MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINIAN

LEADERS SEEM TO BE SPREADING

A DIFFERENT MESSAGE TO THEIR

PEOPLE BEHIND THE SCENES.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THAT

STORY FROM JERUSALEM.

Reporter: A REPORT JUST

RELEASED BY THE ISRAELI

GOVERNMENT EXPOSES

CONSISTENT EXAMPLES OF THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY URGING

ITS CITIZENS TO ABANDON

PEACE IN FAVOR OF HATE.

THIS VIDEO SHOWS PALESTINIAN

CHILDREN SHOUTING, "LIFT

YOUR HAND, RAISE YOUR

VOICE.

THIS ZIONIST MUST DIE."

IT IS EXCITEMENT ON A

DAILY BASIS.

THAT IS PROJECTED AND

TRANSMITTED ON A DAILY

BASE.

SOONER OR LATER IT WILL

HAPPEN.

Reporter: THE ANNUAL

PALESTINIAN EXCITEMENT INDEX

SAYS WHILE THEY SAY ONE

THING TO THE COMMUNITY

AUDIENCE, IT HAS A DIFFERENT

MESSAGE TO THEIR OWN

PEOPLE.

ISRAEL HAS NO RIGHT TO

EXIST, ITS DISAPPEARANCE IS

UNAVOIDABLE AND SHOULD BE

EXPECTED SOON.

JEWS ARE SUB HUMAN

CREATURES, AND MUST BE DEALT

WITH ACCORDINGLY.

ALL FORMS OF STRUGGLE ARE

LEGITIMATE IN ORDER TO

REALIZE THEIR FINAL GIRL.

THIS PALESTINIAN GIRL, SHE

SINGS, OH, YOU WHO MURDERED

al-ZAI AS PROPHETS.

THE SONS OF ZION ALMOST EVIL

AMONGST CREATION.

OH, BARBARIC MONKEYS,

RETCHED PIG."

THIS SHOWS THIS WOMAN

SINGING, WHEN THEY DIE AS

MARTYRS, THEY'LL GO TO

HEAVEN.

ON MAHKMUD'S WEBSITE, IT

SAYS "JESUS WAS A

PALESTINIAN WHO WAS

CRUCIFIED BY THE JEWS.

AND CALLED JESUS A

PALESTINIAN MESSAGER."

THEIR Facebook PAGE QUOTES

HITLER.

AND THESE ARE DIRECTED

TOWARDS YOUNG PALESTINIANS.

IT IS BRAINWASHING.

Reporter: IRONICALLY

PALESTINIAN INSIGHTMENT

INCREASED DURING THE

NEGOTIATIONS WITH U.S.

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN

KERRY.

Reporter: HERE AT HOME,

THE NUMBER OF SEXUALLY

TRANSMITTED DISEASES IS ON

THE RISE.

GONORRHEA WAS UP 40% IN

2012, AND SYPHILIS SHUT UP

BY 11%.

THE REPORT SAYS MOST OF THE

NEW CASES CAME FROM MEN

HAVING SEX WITH OTHER MEN.

THERE ARE AROUND 20 MILLION

NEW S.T.D. INFECTIONS EVERY

YEAR.

IT COSTS THE AMERICAN HEALTH

CARE SYSTEM ABOUT

$16 BILLION ANNUALLY.

WELL, A CLEAR MAJORITY OF

YOUNG AMERICAN TEENS AREN'T

EXERCISING AS MUCH AS THEY

SHOULD, ACCORDING TO THE

C.D.C.

THE STUDY FOUND ONLY ONE IN

FOUR 12 TO 16-YEAR-OLDS MEET

THE RECOMMENDATIONS.

CHILDREN'S HEALTH EXPERTS

SAY IT IS A CONCERN THAT

CHILDREN AREN'T ACTIVE

ENOUGH.

AN ESTIMATED 12.5 MILLION

KIDS IN AMERICA, FROM AGES

TWO TO 19, ARE OBESE.

AND MILITARY LEADERS SAY IT

IS A NATIONAL SECURITY

THREAT.

A QUARTER OF 17 TO

24-YEAR-OLDS IN AMERICA ARE

TOO HEAVY TO JOIN THE

MILITARY.

Pat: WHEN I WAS A KID,

WE USED TO HAVE WHAT WAS

CALLED "RECESS."

AND WHEN WE GOT OUT TO

RECESS, WE PLAYED FOOTBALL

AND WE RAN AROUND AND WE HAD

ALL KINDS OF GAMES AND

THINGS.

NOW I UNDERSTAND THAT THE

LAWYERS HAVE GOTTEN INTO THE

ACT AND THEY'VE SAID, WELL,

WE'VE GOT TO STOP RECESS

BECAUSE SOMEBODY MIGHT GET

INJURED.

AND IF THEY GET INJURED,

SOMEBODY MIGHT SUE THE

SCHOOL.

FEAR OF LAWSUITS HAVE LED TO

THE CANCELLATION OF THESE

PERIODS OF EXERCISE.

SO, YES, KIDS AREN'T GETTING

ENOUGH EXERCISE.

AND NOW THEY SIT AROUND WITH

COMPUTERS, PLAYING VIDEO

GAMES.

Terry: BEFORE WE HAD

RECESS, AND THEN YOU PLAYED

OUTSIDE AFTER SCHOOL.

SO IT WAS WELL MORE THAN AN

HOUR OF EXERCISE.

Pat: BUT NOW YOU'RE

AFRAID OF PREDATORS.

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT, THE

LAWYERS -- I'M A GRADUATE OF

A LAW SCHOOL, SO I'M A

RECOVERING ONE OF THEM.

Terry: YOU PRAYED FOR

HEALING.

Pat: I PRAYED FOR

HEALING.

I THINK THIS OBSESSION WITH

LAWSUITS HAS CAUSED THE

CANCELLATION OF ALL KINDS OF

FUN THINGS WE DO IN OUR

SOCIETY.

YOU CAN'T HAVE MONKEY BARS

IN THE GYM BECAUSE A LITTLE

KIT COULD FALL OFF AND HIT

HIS HEAD.

AND IT GOES ON AND ON.

THAT'S PART OF LIFE.

THE KIDS GOT USED TO

CLAMMERING UP THOSE THINGS.

IF THEY BREAK A LEG OR ARM

EVERY SO OFTEN, THAT'S PART

OF THE GAME.

BUT, NO, NO, NO, YOU CAN'T

DO THAT BECAUSE SOMEBODY

WILL SUE THE SCHOOL, SUE THE

PLAYGROUND, SUE THE CITY.

SUE, SUE, SUE.

THESE LAWYERS, IT IS A

CURSE.

Terry: SPEAKING OF THE

LAW, COMING UP, LIFE IN

PRISON AFTER STEALING A

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED

AFTER WHAT'S CALLED "THE

THREE STRIKES LAW."

FIND OUT MORE AFTER THIS.

*

Pat: FOR THE LAST

COUPLE OF YEARS HERE ON THIS

PROGRAM, WE HAVE HIGHLIGHTED

SOMETHING WHICH, TO ME, IS A

GROWING, GROWING SCANDAL IN

AMERICA: THE CRIMINALIZATION

OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

OUR PRISONS ARE PACKED.

THE COST OF INCARCERATION IS

SKSKYROCKETING.

THE DAMAGE TO YOUNG LIVES IS

BEYOND IMAGINATION.

WHAT IS CAUSING IT?

HIS EXCESSIVE BELIEF THAT

WE'RE GOING TO BE TOUGH ON

CRIME.

SO YOU HAVE A GENERATION OF

POLITICIANS WHO WENT BEFORE

THE VOTERS WHO SAID, THIS

CRIME IS TERRIBLE AND WE'RE

GOING TO GO AFTER THESE

CRIMINALS.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS WE'RE

GOING TO DO IS DO A WAR ON

DRUGS.

WE'RE GOING TO SPEND

BILLIONS OF DOLLARS GETTING

RID OF THIS CURSE OF DRUGS.

AND ANYBODY THAT DEALS WITH

DRUGS IS GOING TO GET LOCKED

UP REGARDLESS.

AND WE HAD A GOVERNOR WHO

WAS A DEAR FRIEND OF MINE,

HERE IN VIRGINIA, WHO HAD A

BIG THING ABOUT I'M GOING TO

ABOLISH PAROLE.

SO IN THE PRISON, IF YOU GOT

A SENTENCE, YOU WERE STUCK

FOR THREE YEARS, FIVE YEARS,

10 YEARS, WHATEVER.

WELL, THEN IT WENT TO THEY

COULDN'T GET THEM ON THE

FIRST TIME.

AND THEN THEY COULDN'T GET

THEM ON THE SECOND TIME.

SO THEY DID WHAT WAS CALLED

"THREE STRIKES AND YOU'RE

OUT."

IF YOU HAD THREE CRIMINAL

OFFENSES, THREE JUDGMENTS

AGAINST YOU, YOU WERE GOING

TO GO TO NOT JUST FIVE YEARS

OR 10 YEARS, BUT LIFE.

IMAGINE GETTING SENTENCED TO

LIFE IN PRISON FOR DOING

WHAT?

TAKING A SLICE OF PIZZA OR A

COOKIE.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IT COULD

ACTUALLY HAPPEN UNDER THE

THREE STRIKES LAWS.

THOSE LAWS WERE SUPPOSED TO

GET VIOLENT CRIMINALS OFF

THE STREETS.

INSTEAD, THEY HAVE SUCCEEDED

IN LOCKING UP THOUSANDS,

THOUSANDS, TENS OF THOUSANDS

OF NON-VIOLENT OFFENDERS AT

AN ENORMOUS COST TO SOCIETY,

AND, OF COURSE, THE

TAXPAYER.

AND, OF COURSE, IT HASN'T

AFFECTED THE CRIME RATE AT

ALL.

OUR JENNIFER WISHON HAS THIS

SHOCKING STORY FROM

WASHINGTON.

Reporter: THE U.S. PUTS

MORE PEOPLE BEHIND BARS THAN

ANY OTHER COUNTRY.

MORE THAN 10% OF THOSE IN

AMERICAN PRISONS FACE LIFE

SENTENCES.

SOME CALLED LIFE THE NEW

DEATH SENTENCE, WHERE IN

SOME CASES GOLF CLUB FEES

GETS THE SAME PUNISHMENT AS

BANK ROBBERS.

THOSE WHO COMMIT

REPEATED, VIOLENT CRIMES,

SHOULD BE TOLD WHEN YOU

COMMIT A THIRD VIOLENT

CRIME, YOU WILL BE PUT AWAY

AND PUT AWAY FOR GOOD.

THREE STRIKES AND YOU ARE

OUT.

[APPLAUSE]

Reporter: THE MURDERS

OF TWO YOUNG GIRLS BY

CRIMINALS WITH LONG RAP

SHEETS LED TO THIS THREE

STRIKES MOVEMENT.

DOZENS OF STATES AND THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RUSHED

LAWS ON THE BOOKS THAT

TRIGGER AN AUTOMATIC LIFE

SENTENCE ON A THIRD FELONY

CONVICTION.

THE LAWS WERE DESIGNED TO

KEEP VIOLENT REPEAT

OFFENDERS OFF THE STREETS.

BUT IN MANY CASES A PERSON

CAN GET LOCKED UP FOR LIFE

FOR COMMITTING A

NON-VIOLENT, EVEN LAUGHABLE

CRIME.

FOR INSTANCE, IN CALIFORNIA

THERE ARE PEOPLE IN PRISON

ON THEIR THIRD STRIKE FOR

STEALING A PAIR OF SOCKS,

AND EVEN STEALING A

CHOCOLATE COOKIE FROM A

RESTAURANT.

THE THREE STRIKES LAW

DOESN'T WORK.

Reporter: MARK HAS

STUDIED THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE

SYSTEM FOR 30 YEARS.

HE SAYS THREE STRIKES LAWS

HAVE SUCCEEDED IN LOCKING UP

THOUSAND WITHOUT ANY

SUBSTANTIAL DROP IN THE

CRIME RATE.

THE PROBLEM WITH THESE

LAWS IS IT IS A

ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL POLICY.

AND WE HAVE JUDGES TO

DETERMINE INDIVIDUAL

CIRCUMSTANCES.

NO TWO CRIMES, NO TWO

OFFENDERS ARE EXACTLY

ALIKE.

Reporter: AND JUDGES

FIND THEIR HANDS TIED UNDER

THREE STRIKES LAW.

THEY HAVE NO FREEDOM TO

CONSIDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES

OF THE CRIME OR THE

DEFENDANT.

IN THE CASE OF A 22-YEAR-OLD

SENTENCED TO LIFE FOR HEROIN

POSSESSION, THE JUDGE CALLED

THE SENTENCE CLEARLY

EXCESSIVE AND DESIGNED TO

CAUSE NEEDLESS SUFFERING.

ACCORDING TO THE SENTENCING

PROJECT, MORE THAN 10,000

PEOPLE SERVING LIFE HAVE

BEEN CONVICTED OF A

NON-VIOLENT CRIME.

HOWEVER, EVEN WHEN PAROLE IS

AN OPTION, THIS

CRIMINALOLOGIST SAYS THERE

IS A HESITATION.

I THINK THERE IS A FEAR

IS THEY WILL BE THE UNLUCKY

POPOLITICIAN WHO SUPPORTS A

POLICY, AND THE PERSON WHO

GETS OUT OF PRISON BECAUSE

OF THAT POLICY ENDS UP

MURDERING MEMBER.

WHAT WE NEED IN OUR

SENTENCING POLICY IS FAR

MORE SOPHISTICATED,

FINE-TUNED APPROACHES THAT

EMPHASIZEEMPIRICAL

EVIDENCE, THAT EMPHASIZE OUR

BETTER VALUES.

Reporter: PUBLIC

SUPPORT IS BUILDING FOR

REFORMING THE WAY CRIMINALS

ARE SENTENCED.

IT IS ALSO UNITING SOME

UNLIKELY ALLIES IN

WASHINGTON.

PATRICPATRICK LEAHY AND

DICK DURBIN AND TEAMING UP

TO SPONSOR A BILL THAT WOULD

DO AWAY WITH MANDATORY

FEDERAL SENTENCES FOR

NON-VIOLENT OFFENDERS.

WHAT IS IT COSTING TAXPAYERS

TO PUT ALL OF THESE PEOPLE

AWAY FOR LIFE?

CONSERVATIVELY SPEAKING

IT COSTS ABOUT $25,000 A

YEAR TO KEEP SOMEONE IN

PRISON.

WHEN PEOPLE BECOME OLDER,

'03 O 50 OR SO, IT COULD BE

THREE TIMES THAT AMOUNT.

IF THERE IS ONE THING WE

KNOW IN CRIMINALOLOGY,

PEOPLE DO TEND TO AGE OUT OF

CRIME.

Reporter: CRIME RATES

GO DOWN DRASTICALLY AS

PEOPLE MATURE INTO THEIR

30s AND 40s, WHICH IS

WHY MARR ARGUES HOLDING

PEOPLE FOR LIFE IS A BAD

PUBLIC INVESTMENT.

ONE IN NINE PEOPLE IN

PRISON ARE SERVING A LIFE

SENTENCE.

THAT IS STAGGERING.

IS THIS A MORAL ISSUE?

I THINK SO.

Reporter: AND

DR. BUNTMAN QUESTIONS

CRITICS FORBRICKING

QUESTIONSOF MORALITY TO THE

DEBATE OVER SENTENCING.

COMMITTING CRIME IS NOT

MORAL, BUT NEITHER IS

OVERPUNISHING SOMEONE.

Reporter: JENNIFER

WISHON, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Pat: LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, RIGHT NOW, FOR

EXAMPLE, IN COLORADO THEY

HAVE LEGALIZED MARIJUANA.

AND THEY'RE DOING IT IN

OTHER STATES.

AND I THINK NEW YORK IS

EASING UP.

IT SEEMS LIKE TO ME THE MOST

IMPORTANT THING WE CAN DO IS

FOR THE PRESIDENT TO SIGN AN

EXECUTIVE ORDER ESSENTIALLY

COMMUTING THE SENTENCES OF

THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN

CONVICTED UNDER THESE THREE

STRIKE LAWS, AND ALSO FOR

THESE MINOR DRUG-RELATED

OFFENSES AND TURN THEM

LOSE.

THINK WHAT THAT WOULD DO TO

OUR PRISONS?

IT WOULD BE FANTASTIC.

AND GIVE THESE PEOPLE A

CHANCE TO REHAB.

WHAT WE'VE GOT NOW IS

RIDICULOUS.

THIS WHOLE IDEA OF A

PENITENTIARY WAS PUT IN BY,

I DON'T KNOW, THE QUAKERS OR

SOMEBODY, SOMEONE WOULD SIT

IN A PRISON AND BE

PENITENT.

BECAUSE OF THEIR DEEDS.

I SAT ON A COMMISSION OF

VICTIMS OF CRIME, AND WE

HEARD TESTIMONY IN

WASHINGTON, D.C. THAT THERE

WERE ABOUT 500 VIOLENT,

REPEAT OFFENDERS IN THE

WHOLE CITY.

AND IF THOSE PEOPLE WERE PUT

OUT OF COMMISSION, THE CRIME

RATE WOULD FALL

DRASTICALLY.

BUT INSTEAD OF THAT, WE'VE

PUT OUT A NET THAT BRINGS IN

NON-VIOLENT OFFENDERS,

BRINGS IN 16, 17-YEAR-OLDS.

YOU HAVE A POSSESSION OF AN

OUNCE OF MARIJUANA OR

SOMETHING AND YOU GET FIVE

YEARS IN PRISON.

THIS IS RIDICULOUS.

AND IT IS TIME THAT WE

RECOGNIZE IT.

SO, IN ANY EVENT, WHAT

HAPPENS IF SOMEBODY IS

CONVICTED OF HAVING

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA.

HE LIVES IN COLORADO AND IT

IS NO LONGER ILLEGAL TO

POSSESS MARIJUANA IN

COLORADO.

DO YOU LET THAT GUY OUT OF

PRISON?

YOU CERTAINLY SHOULD.

IT WOULD HELP THE BUDGET

TREMENDOUSLY, BUT IT WOULD

ALSO GIVE LIFE BACK TO

PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN PUT IN

JAIL.

IT SEEMS LIKE, TO ME, THE

BEST COURSE IS RESTITUTION.

YOU CONFRONT THE PERSON THAT

YOU HAVE HURT, AND YOU DO

SOMETHING TO MAKE THEM

WHOLE.

YOU DO SOMETHING TO HELP

THEM.

YOU CONFRONT THE PERSON THAT

YOU'VE INJURED.

IN TERMS OF MARIJUANA, WHAT

HAVE YOU DONE?

YOU HURT YOURSELF.

YOU DO COMMUNITY SERVICE TO

TRY TO REHAB.

THAT IS FINE.

SO MANY HOURS OF CLEANING UP

THE NEIGHBORHOODS.

THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

DO A GOING TO WORK DETAIL.

BUT NO LONGER

INCARCERATION.

LET'S STOP THIS WAREHOUSING

OF HUMAN BEINGS.

WHOEVER HEARD OF THE LAND OF

THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE

BRAVE BEING THE COUNTRY THAT

HAS MORE PEOPLE INCARCERATED

THAN ANY OTHER IN THE WORLD,

INCLUDING COMMUNIST CHINA

AND FORMER COMMUNIST

RUSSIA.

IT MAKES NO SENSE.

WELL, THAT'S MY TWO CENTS.

10 CENTS.

Terry: THAT'S ABOUT A

QUARTER.

Pat: 25 CENTS, ALL

RIGHT.

Terry: COMING UP, HER

PARENTS DIVORCED, SHE HAD AN

ABORTION, AND THEN SHE MET A

PHOTOGRAPHER.

LITERALLY, I JUST MET HIM

IN A HOTEL ROOM.

HE HAD ONE LIGHT HE SET UP

AND A CAMERA, AND THAT WAS

THE BEGINNING OF GOING INTO

THAT INDUSTRY.

Terry: SEE WHAT

EVENTUALLY ENDED THIS FORMER

PORN STAR'S CAREER WHEN WE

COME BACK.

Pat: I WANT TO

INTRODUCE YOU TO KRISSY

MORAN.

SHE COULD BE THE GIRL NEXT

DOOR.

IN FACT, SHE ONCE WAS.

SO HOW DID THIS BEAUTIFUL

YOUNG WOMAN WIND UP AS A

PORN STAR.

KRISSY TELLS US HOW IN HER

OWN WORDS.

IN MY PERSONAL LIFE, I

DIDN'T TELL PEOPLE THAT I

DID PORN EVER.

I ALWAYS HAD THAT HOPE THAT

SOMEBODY WOULD RESCUE ME.

WHEN MY PARENTS SPLIT UP, I

FELT REALLY LOST AND

CONFUSED.

AND I WAS VERY REBELLIOUS AS

A TEENAGER.

I WAS VERY CONFUSED.

MY DAD TOLD ME HE RAISED ME

NOT TO HAVE SEX UNTIL I GOT

MARRIED.

AND THEN MY MOM, ON THE

OTHER HAND, SAYS IF YOU'RE

GOING TO HAVE SEX, JUST LET

ME KNOW AND I'LL PUT YOU ON

THE PILL.

I FELT LIKE I DIDN'T GET THE

ATTENTION I NEEDED.

WHEN I WAS 17, I STARTED

DATING.

AND I FELT LIKE THIS

EMPTINESS INSIDE OF ME, THIS

LOVE THAT I DESPERATELY

WANTED, I COULD FIND IN

BOYFRIENDS.

HE SAID IF I EVER GOT

PREGNANT, HE WAS GOING TO

MARRY ME.

I THOUGHT THAT MEANT I WOULD

HAVE A FAMILY.

I THOUGHT THAT MEANT I WOULD

HAVE THIS MISSING PIECE IN

MY LIFE.

AND WHEN I DID GET PREGNANT,

HE CHANGED HIS MIND.

HE DECIDED THAT HE WASN'T

READY TO BE A DAD, AND THAT

HE NEEDED TO GO TO COLLEGE.

AND HE TOOK ME TO GET AN

ABORTION.

I DEALT WITH THE DEPRESSION

BY I DID A LOT OF WRITING.

I WOULD WRITE LETTERS TO MY

BABY.

AND, UM, I SPENT A LOT OF

TIME BY MYSELF.

ONE DAY I WAS SEARCHING THE

INTERNET, AND I FOUND A

MODELING WEBSITE.

THE PEOPLE ON THE WEBSITE

DIDN'T LOOK LIKE MODELS.

THEY LOOKED JUST LIKE

REGULAR PEOPLE.

AND I THOUGHT, WOW, I WONDER

IF I COULD DO THAT.

SO I PUT MY PICTURES UP ON

THE WEBSITE.

AND PEOPLE STARTED

CONTACTING ME IMMEDIATELY.

BUT EVERY E-MAIL WAS TO DO

NUDE MODELING.

AND FOR A LONG TIME I SAID

NO AND TURNED THESE SHOOTS

DOWN.

BUT AT A CERTAIN POINT I

FELT EMPTY AGAIN, AND THESE

E-MAILS WERE TELLING ME I

WAS BEAUTIFUL AND THEY

WANTED TO PAY ME TO SEE ME.

AND SOMEHOW THAT STARTED

BEING APPEALING TO ME.

AND IT MADE ME FEEL DESIRED

AND WANTED.

AND EVENTUALLY I TOOK MY

FIRST JOB.

AND I WORKED WITH A

PHOTOGRAPHER, LITERALLY JUST

MET HIM IN A HOTEL ROOM.

HE HAD ONE LIGHT HE SET UP,

AND A CAMERA.

AND THAT WAS THE BEGINNING

OF GOING INTO THAT

INDUSTRY.

I FELT THAT MY REASON FOR

LIVING WAS FOUND IN

RELATIONSHIPS.

AND IF I DIDN'T HAVE A MAN,

THAT I WASN'T WORTHY OF

LOVE.

EACH BOYFRIEND THAT I HAD,

WHILE I WAS IN THE INDUSTRY,

BECAME A PART OF WHAT I WAS

DOING.

I STARTED A WEBSITE.

THEY WOULD RUN MY WEBSITES.

THEY WOULD SHOOT THE

PHOTOS.

THEY WOULD PUSH ME FURTHER.

I WAS A VERY LONELY PERSON.

I WAS VERY ISOLATED.

I DIDN'T HAVE FRIENDS.

I ALWAYS HAD THAT HOPE THAT

SOMEBODY WOULD RESCUE ME.

I ALWAYS WANTED SOMETHING

MORE, BUT IT JUST DIDN'T

SEEM LIKE THAT WAS GOING TO

BE MY LIFE.

AND I THOUGHT, THIS IS JUST

HOW LIFE IS.

THIS IS HOW MEN ARE.

AND THIS IS HOW IT IS GOING

TO BE.

I WAS EXTREMELY DEPRESSED.

AND I CRIED OUT TO GOD.

AND I SAID, GOD, IF YOU'RE

REAL, YOU NEED TO TELL ME.

YOU NEED TO SEND ME A SIGN

AND LET ME KNOW.

BECAUSE EVERYTHING I KNOW

ABOUT LOVE IS TWISTED AND

PERVERTED AND JUST NOT

RIGHT.

I WAS HAVING A CASUAL

CONVERSATION, AND HE ASKED

ME WHAT I DID FOR A LIVING.

AND SO I TOLD HIM I WAS A

MODEL.

AND HE SAID, WELL, WHAT KIND

OF MODELING DO YOU DO?

SO I MADE UP A BUNCH OF

STUFF.

HE DIDN'T FALL FOR IT.

I EVENTUALLY TOLD HIM I DID

ADULT STUFF AND I DID PORN.

I FELT REALLY ASHAMED IN

THAT MOMENT.

AND HE SAID, LET ME ASK YOU

SOMETHING, DO YOU BELIEVE IN

GOD?

AND IN THAT MOMENT, I KNEW

GOD HAD SENT THIS PERSON TO

SPEAK TO ME.

NOBODY HAD MENTIONED GOD TO

ME SINCE I WAS A LITTLE

GIRL.

HE SHARED ABOUT HOW MUCH GOD

LOVED ME AND HOW HE WAS MY

FATHER AND LOVES ME WITH A

FATHERLY LOVE.

HE ASKED IF HE COULD PRAY

WITH ME, AND WE PRAYED

TOGETHER.

AND I CRIED.

TEARS WERE STREAMING DOWN MY

FACE.

I REPENTED, AND I ASKED GOD

TO FORGIVE ME.

I DECIDED AT THAT MOMENT I

WAS NOT GOING BACK INTO THE

INDUSTRY.

I HAD TO MAKE SOME BIG

CHOICES, AND IT WASN'T

EASY.

IT WAS REALLY HARD.

MY IDENTITY WAS WRAPPED

AROUND A FANTASY.

I DIDN'T FEEL BEAUTIFUL.

I DIDN'T FEEL FREE.

I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE I HAD

ANYTHING GOING FOR ME AT THE

TIME.

I HAD A LOT OF CHRISTIAN

SUPPORT ONLINE AND PEOPLE

E-MAILING ME AND ENCOURAGING

ME AND SHOWING LOVE TO ME.

I DID HAVE A LOT OF SHAME

THAT I CARRIED AROUND WITH

ME.

AND I DO FEEL LIKE GOD

DEFINITELY FREED ME FROM

THAT.

IT TOOK A LONG TIME.

AND IT TOOK LEARNING ABOUT

HIS LOVE FOR ME AND

FORGIVING MYSELF, AND

ACCEPTING THAT HE HAS

FORGIVEN ME AS WELL AND THAT

I AM A NEW PERSON.

I'M A NEW CREATION.

AND THAT'S WHAT GAVE ME

FREEDOM.

Pat: WHEW!

IF ANYBODY IS IN CHRIST, HE

IS A NEW CREATION.

OLD THINGS HAVE PASSED

AWAY.

BEHOLD, ALL HAS BECOME NEW.

LISTEN, IT ISN'T HOW MANY

PEOPLE YOU'VE SLEPT WITH, IT

ISN'T HOW MUCH SINS YOU'VE

COMMITTED.

YOUR LIFE DOESN'T CONSISTENT

OF YOUR SINS.

YOUR LIFE CONSISTS OF WHO

YOU ARE.

AND YOU ARE PRECIOUS IN

GOD'S SIGHT.

YOU NEED TO KNOW IF THERE

WAS NOBODY ELSE IN THE WORLD

EXCEPT YOU, JESUS CHRIST

WOULD HAVE DIED ON THE CROSS

FOR YOU.

BECAUSE YOU ARE WORTH THE

WHOLE WORLD.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE

INTO RIGHT NOW, I DON'T KNOW

WHETHER IT IS DRUGS, WHETHER

IT IS PORNOGRAPHY, WHETHER

IT IS ADULTERY, WHETHER

YOU'RE HAVING

A, QUOTE,"AFFAIR,"AFFAIR,"

WHETHER YOU'RE JUST HAVING

PROMISCUOUS SEX.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE

DOING.

GOD DOES.

HE KNOWS EVERYTHING YOUR

DOING.

HE SAYS, LOOK, I'LL FORGIVE

YOU.

I'LL CLEANSE YOU, I'LL WASH

YOU, AND I'LL SET YOU FREE.

AND YOU CAN BE MY SON OR MY

DAUGHTER, AND YOU CAN LIVE

IN THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD, THE

FATHER.

AND WHEN YOU'RE LIFE IS

FINISHED HERE ON EARTH, YOU

CAN COME TO BE WITH ME IN

GLORY.

NOW, WOULD YOU LIKE THAT?

IT'S A PRETTY GOOD DEAL.

EVERYTHING THAT YOU HAVE

DONE WILL BE CLEANSED.

AND HE WILL TAKE AND PUT IT

INTO THE SEA OF HIS

FORGETFULNESS, ALL OF THE

SINS AND INIQUITIES THAT YOU

HAVE EVER COMMITTED.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO?

YOU HAVE TO LAY HOLD OF

JESUS AND SAY, LORD, I

TAKE -- I TAKE THE BEAJ ON

DEATH ON THE CROSS FOR ME.

YOU DIED FOR ME, AND I

RECEIVE IT AS MY OWN.

AND, LORD JESUS, AT THIS

MOMENT I SAY TO YOU, COME

INTO MY HEART.

LIVE YOUR LIFE IN ME.

AND I WILL LIVE FOR YOU, AND

I WILL SERVE YOU ALL THE

DAYS OF MY LIFE.

NOW, IF YOU'VE PRAYED THAT

AND YOU MEANT IT, THE LORD

HIMSELF HAS HEARD.

AND HE LOVES YOU.

HE WANTS YOU TO BE HIS

CHILD.

HE WANTS YOU AS HIS

DAUGHTER.

HE WANTS YOU AS HIS SON.

YOU COULD BE PART OF HIS

FAMILY.

AND FOR THOSE WHO PRAYED

JUST THEN, I WANT TO PRAY

FOR YOU.

FATHER, WRAP YOUR ARMS

AROUND YOUR CHILD.

WRAP YOUR ARMS AROUND THOSE

WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR HEARTS

TO YOU.

LET THE POWER AND THE

ANOINTING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

COME UPON THEM.

AND MAY THEY KNOW YOUR

PRESENCE FROM THIS MOMENT ON

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, I

WANT TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

DON'T SAY YOU'RE TOO MUCH OF

A SINNER.

I KNOW YOU'VE SAID THAT AND

YOU'RE THINKING IT RIGHT

NOW.

DON'T SAY IT.

GOD KNOWS WHAT YOU'VE DONE,

AND HE STILL FORGIVES YOU

ANYHOW IF YOU'LL COME TO

HIM.

HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT YOU'VE

DONE, HOW BAD YOU'VE BEEN,

AND HE WILL FORGIVE YOU.

I WANT TO GIVE YOU

SOMETHING.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

IT WILL TELL YOU WHAT TO DO

NEXT.

IT WILL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT

WHAT YOU'VE DONE AND THE

SIGNIFICANCE OF IT.

HE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT THE

FACT THAT HE'S COMING BACK

AGAIN.

HE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT

PROPHECY, AND HE'LL TELL YOU

ABOUT BEING FILLED WITH THE

HOLY SPIRIT.

IT IS ALL HERE.

THIS LITTLE C.D.

IT IS ABOUT 73 MINUTES.

AND THIS LITTLE BOOK OF

SCRIPTURE.

I'LL SEND IT TO YOU FREE.

JUST DIAL 1-800-759-0700,

AND YOU CAN LOG ON TO

cbn.com ON THE INTERNET AND

YOU CAN PICK IT UP.

BUT CALL RIGHT NOW.

CALL NOW.

SOMEBODY IS HERE AND LOVES

YOU.

IF FOR ANY REASON THESE

PHONES ARE BUSY, KEEP

CALLING BECAUSE THEY'LL BE

BACK VERY QUICKLY.

WE'VE GOT A LOT OF PHONES

AVAILABLE HERE AND IN

NASHVILLE.

SO JUST PICK UP THE PHONE

AND CALL.

SOMEBODY WHO LOVES YOU,

SOMEBODY WHO HAS MADE THE

SAME DECISION YOU HAVE,

THEY'RE HERE FOR YOU.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, ARE

YOU TETHERED TO

YOUR iPHONE?

HELP IS AHEAD.

MEET THE HANDS-FREE MAMA,

AND SEE WHY 1.5 MILLION

PEOPLE FOLLOW HER BLOG.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

UTAH WILLNOT RECOGNIZE THE

NEARLY 1,000 GAY MARRIAGES

THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN

PERFORMED IN THE STATE, AT

LEAST FOR NOW.

THE GOVERNOR HAS TOLD STATE

AGENCIES NOT TO GO AHEAD

WITH ANY ACTION ON SAME-SEX

MARRIAGES UNTIL A FEDERAL

COURT RULES.

THIS MOVE COMES AFTER

MONDAY'S SUPREME COURT

DECISION TO HALT GAY

WEDDINGS UNTIL THE STATE'S

APPEAL ISHEARD.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY WILLPUT

A CROSS BACK ON ITS OFFICIAL

SEAL.

THE CROSS WAS REMOVED 10

YEARS AGO AFTER THE AMERICAN

CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION

THREATENED TO SUE.

NOW TWO COUNTY SUPERVISORS

WANT THE CROSS PUT BACK TO

MAKE THE DEPICTION OF THE

SAN GABRIEL MISSION

ARCHITECTURALLY ACCURATE.

SEVERAL MEMBERS SPOKE IN

FAVOR OF THE MOVE DURING A

MEETING THIS WEEK.

THEY SAY THE REMOVAL OF THE

SEAL IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND

THE COUNTYSHOULD EXPECT

LAWSUITS.

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PAT AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITHMORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: MANY PEOPLE HAVE

A HARD TIME SEPARATING FROM

THEIR SMARTPHONES.

BUT YOU'RE ABOUT TO MEET A

WOMAN WHO WENT COLD TURK AND

TURKEY AND HAS NEVER LOOKED

BACK.

Reporter: RACHEL

STAFFORD KNOWS ABOUT

COMMITMENT OVERLOAD.

FOR TWO YEARS SHE TRIED TO

JUGGLE FAMILY

RESPONSIBILITIES AND A HOST

OF VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES.

THEN ONE DAY SHE REALIZED

SHE WAS MISSING OUT ON HER

FAMILY'S LIFE.

IN HER BOOK, "HANDS-FREE

MAMA," RACHEL WILL SHOW YOU

HO THOW TO MINIMIZE DAILY

DISTRACTIONS SO YOU CAN

FOCUS ON WHAT REALLY

MATTERS.

Terry: PLEASE WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB," RACHEL

STAFFORD.

HI.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

Terry: THESE CRAZY

PHONES THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO

BE SO HELPFUL, THEY GIVE US

CALLS, THEY'RE DINGING US TO

REMIND US OF APPOINTMENTS WE

HAVE, AND YOU, YOURSELF,

WERE TRAPPED IN THAT AT ONE

POINT.

I DEFINITELY WAS.

Terry: WHAT MADE YOU

REALIZE THIS WAS AN ISSUE.

I HAD A BREAKDOWN MOMENT,

I LIKE TO CALL IT.

I WAS OUT FOR A RUN ONE

MORNING.

AND I ANSWERED THE QUESTION

THAT I GET ALL OF THE TIME,

HOW DO YOU DO IT ALL?

AND I REALIZED I WAS DOING

IT ALL BECAUSE I WAS MISSING

OUT ON LIFE, THE PLAYING,

THE LAUGHING, THE

MEMORY-MAKING.

AND THE REASON I WAS MISSING

OUT ON LIFE WAS THE PHONE,

THE TO-DO LIST, AND ALL OF

THE PRESSURES I WAS PUTTING

ON MYSELF.

Terry: SOME OF IT YOUR

OWN EXPECTATIONS?

YES.

PRESSURE TO SUCCEED AND TO

MAKE EVERYTHING LOOK

PERFECT.

Terry: TO BE THE

PERFECT MOM, THE PERFECT

WIFE, THE PERFECT

HOME-MAKER.

ALL OF THOSE THINGS.

TODAY YOU CALL YOURSELF THE

"HANDS-FREE MAMA."

WHAT HAPPENED?

THAT DAY, I HAD WHAT I

CALLED A BREAKDOWN, AND I

FELT, I DON'T WANT TO MISS

MY LIFE.

I FELT GOD'S PRESENCE, AND

HE SAID, IF YOU TAKE TIME TO

SIMPLY BE INSTEAD DO, I WILL

GUIDE YOU.

I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF

MAKING A SANDWICH FOR MY

LITTLE GIRL, I HAD THE

COMPUTER OPEN, THE PHONE

DINGING, AND I WAS THINKING

ABOUT WHAT I NEEDED TO DO.

AND I FELT LIKE I NEEDED TO

GO TO HER.

AND I HELD HER IN MY ARMS.

SHE WAS WATCHING "LION

KING," AND SHE KISSED THE

PALM OF MY HAND.

NO ONE HAD EVER DONE TO ME

BEFORE.

AND I FELT THAT WAS MY

CONFIRMATION.

AND I FELT LIKE GOD WAS

SAYING, LIVE HANDS-FREE.

Terry: I THINK THAT IS

A CALL FOR ALL OF US, NO

MATTER AT WHAT POINT WE'RE

AT.

WE HAVE TERMS FOR THAT, LIKE

"TAKE TIME TO SMELL THE

ROSES."

BUT WE ARE DISTRACTED BY THE

SMALL THINGS IN LIFE.

WHAT ARE SOME STEPS YOU

COULD SHARE WITH ME BECAUSE

YOU WENT COLD TURKEY.

WELL, I STARTED

DESIGNATED TIMES OF DAY

WHERE I WOULD PUT ALL OF MY

DISTRACTIONS AWAY.

I GAVE MY PHONE A HOME.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT.

I PUT IT AWAY WHERE I COULD

NOT SEE IT OR HEAR IT AND I

TURNED THE DINGS OFF.

ALSO, IN THE CAR, I PUT THE

CAR OUT OF REACH SO I COULD

ACTUALLY CONVERSE WITH MY

FAMILY.

THINK ABOUT THAT.

AND THEN AT HOME, INSTEAD OF

JUMPING UP FROM THE TABLE TO

CLEAR THE TABLE LIKE IT HAS

GOT TO GET CLEANED UP RIGHT

AWAY, I JUST LET MYSELF BE

AND TO COMMUNICATE.

STARTING YOUR DAY OUT NOT BY

READING YOUR E-MAILS BUT

HAVING A QUIET MOMENT OF

DEVOTION OR REFLECTION.

IT JUST SETS THE WHOLE DAY.

LITTLE WAYS YOU CAN SAY, I'M

NOT GOING TO LET TECHNOLOGY

RUN MY LIFE.

I'M GOING TO USE IT AS A

TOOL, BUT I'M NOT GOING TO

MISS WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN

MY DAY.

Terry: AND THAT'S WHAT

TECHNOLOGY IS SUPPOSED TO

BE, A TOOL FOR LIVING OUR

LIVES MORE EFFICIENTLY, MORE

MEANINGFULLY, AND THAT'S

WHAT YOU HAVE DISCOVERED.

DO YOU THINK THIS IS A

PRETTY COMMON PROBLEM IN OUR

COUNTRY TODAY?

I SEE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME,

TWO PEOPLE OUT TO LUNCH AND

THEY'RE BOTH NOT

COMMUNICATING WITH EACH

OTHER.

THEY'RE ON THEIR CELL

PHONES.

YES.

I THINK PEOPLE HAVE A HARD

TIME DRAWING A BOUNDARY

BETWEEN THEIR TECH LIFE --

Terry: IT'S ADDICTING,

DON'T YOU THINK?

ABSOLUTELY.

AND THERE ARE CENTERS

POPPING UP NOW FOR TECH

ADDICTION BECAUSE IT IS SUCH

A PULL.

I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD HAVE

MILLIONS OF READERS READING

MY BLOG.

BUT PEOPLE ARE WRITING TO

ME, I'M YEARNING TO LEARN

HOW TO LET GO OF MY

DISTRACTIONS.

I THINK PEOPLE ARE REALLY

HUNGRY FOR THAT HUMAN

CONNECTION.

Terry: AND SOMETIMES,

BECAUSE OF THE EFFICIENCY

THAT IT PROVIDES, THERE ARE

EXPECTATIONS, EVEN IN THE

WORKPLACE, THAT WE WILL

ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE.

THAT WE WILL ALWAYS PICK UP

THE PHONE.

WE WILL NEVER NOT KNOW

EXACTLY WHAT IS GOING ON

EVERY SECOND OF THE DAY AND

NIGHT.

HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT

WHEN THE EXPECTATION ISN'T

JUST FROM YOURSELF, BUT FROM

OTHERS?

WELL, I THINK IT IS A

REALLY NEAT THING WHEN

PEOPLE JUST SAY, YOU KNOW,

WHEN I GO HOME ON THE

WEEKEND, I TELL MY BOSS,

THIS IS MY FAMILY TIME.

IF YOU DON'T PROTECT YOUR

TIME, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO

USE IT.

YOU HAVE TO PUT THOSE

BOUNDARIES UP AND SAY, I'M

NOT GOING TO BE AVAILABLE

THIS WEEKEND, OR FRIDAY

NIGHT.

AND IT'S FUNNY, BECAUSE WHEN

SOMEONE SHARES THAT, SOMEONE

SAYS, HUH, THAT MIGHT BE A

GOOD IDEA.

MAYBE I WOULD LIKE TO TRY

THAT.

SO I THINK IT IS SOMETHING

WHERE WE LOSE AWARENESS.

WHERE WE THINK I HAVE TO BE

ON MY PHONE 24/7, BUT IN

REALITY WE CAN TAKE A

BREAK.

IN THOSE TIMES YOU'RE

REJUVENATING YOURSELF, THERE

IS NOTHING LIKE IT.

Terry: YOU MENTIONED

QUIET TIME WITH THE LORD,

AND THE LACK OF THAT FALLS

INTO THAT WHOLE CRAZINESS.

YOUR BOOK IS "HANDS-FREE

MAMA," IT IS AVAILABLE

WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD.

IF YOU'RE TRYING TO BREAK

THIS HABIT IN YOUR LIFE, YOU

CAN GET YOUR LIFE BACK, AND

RACHEL IS GOING TO TELL YOU

HOW IN HER BOOK.

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

GOOD MESSAGE.

THANK YOU.

Terry: WHEN WE COME

BACK, WE'LL BE TAKING YOUR

E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

TRISHA WANTS TO KNOW,

"SHOULD WE PRAY FOR THE

PRESIDENT IN OUR CURRENT

LEADERSHIP?"

HEAR PAT'S ANSWER AFTER

THIS.

Terry: WELL, IT'S TIME

TO ANSWER THE E-MAIL

QUESTIONS YOU'VE SENT IN.

SO LET'S "BRING IT ON" WITH

TISHA'S QUESTION.

SHE SAYS, "SHOULD WE PRAY

FOR THE PRESIDENT AND OUR

CURRENT LEADERSHIP?"

Pat: I KNOW PEOPLE WHO

ARE REPUBLICANS FIND THAT

REPUGNANT, BUT THE BIBLE

SAYS VERY CLEARLY -- AND THE

APOSTLE PAUL SAID, "FIRST OF

ALL I SAY THAT PRAYERS

SHOULD BE AUTHORED FOR THOSE

IN AUTHORITY.

WHY?

THAT WE MIGHT LIVE A

PEACEFUL AND GODLY LIFE, SO

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

MIGHT GO FORWARD."

SO WE PRAY FOR THE

LEADERSHIP THAT THEY'LL HAVE

WISDOM.

I'LL TELL YOU, THAT DOESN'T

MEAN YOU CAN'T WORK AGAINST

A LEADER.

WE DON'T HAVE AN EMPEROR

HERE.

SO WE HAVE ELECTED LEADERS.

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH

BEING PART OF THE OPPOSITE

PARTY.

NEVERTHELESS, WE SOME ALWAYS

PRAY FOR THE LEADERSHIP, THE

SENATE, THE HOUSE.

Terry: THIS IS BROOK

WHO SAYS, "DID JUDAS GO TO

HELL?"

Pat: WHAT A CRAZY

QUESTION.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HAPPENED

TO JUDAS.

HE WENT OUT AND COMMITTED

SUICIDE.

HE THREW THE MONEY, THE 30

PIECES OF SILVER, BACK ON

THE FLOOR OF THE COUNCIL

CHAMBERS AND THEN HE WENT

OFF AND HANGED HIMSELF.

SO THE PRESUMPTION IS HE

WOUND UP IN HELL.

BUT ONLY GOD KNOWS.

Terry: THIS IS TERA,

PAT, WHO SAYS, "ON CONFUSED

ABOUT COLOSSIANS 124."

"IT SAYS, I AM LACKING IN

THE CONVICTIONS OF LIFE."

LIFE.

WHY WOULD ANYBODY BE

LACKING?"

Pat: THE APOSTLE PAUL

WROTE THAT.

HIS WORDS WERE INSPIRED.

YOU'RE ASKING WHY WOULD

ANYBODY DO THAT.

I WOULD BE ON YOUR SIDE,

THAT THE SUFFERING OF JESUS

CHRIST IS PERFECT.

WHAT HE IS SAYING IS THERE

IS ROOM IN THE CROSS, IN THE

SUFFERING OF THE CROSS, TO

ACCOMMODATE THE HURTS OF

OTHERS.

PAUL SAID, I'M ADDING TO

IT.

I'M PART OF THE BODY OF

CHRIST.

SO I'M BEING PERSECUTED AS

WELL, SO I'M ADDING, IN A

SENSE, TO THE SUFFERING THAT

JESUS HAD.

BUT THAT'S WHAT HE SAID.

BUT YOU SAY, IT'S ILLOGICAL,

AND IT DOESN'T COMPUTE WITH

WHAT I UNDERSTAND.

WELL, ASK THE APOSTLE.

THE TROUBLE IS HE IS DEAD.

YOU CAN'T TALK TO HIM.

PAUL WROTE THAT.

I DIDN'T WRITE THAT.

Terry: RIGHT.

IT IS A LITTLE CONFUSING,

THOUGH.

I AGREE WITH YOU.

Pat: WELL, THE CHURCH

IS THE BODY OF CHRIST.

WE ARE THE FULFILLMENT --

THE WORD IS PLUROMA, THE

FULLNESS OF HIM WHO FULFILLS

ALL IN ALL.

SO THE CHURCH IS THE

FULLNESS OF HIM.

AS THE FULLNESS EXPANDS, THE

HURTS AND SUFFERINGS OF

HUMANITY COULD BE ADDED TO

THE SUFFERINGS OF JESUS.

Terry: THIS IS ASIA WHO

SAYS, "I'M HAVING A HARD

TIME TRYING TO CONVINCE MY

CHRISTIAN FRIENDS THAT THERE

IS NO BIBLICAL SUPPORT FOR

MARIJUANA USE.

I TOLD THEM HOW ARE YOU

GOING TO EVANGELIZE WITH A

BLUNT IN YOUR MOUTH, BUT

THAT IS ONLY MET WITH

LAUGHTER.

HOW WOULD YOU TRY TO

CONVINCE THEM?"

Pat: SHOW THEM THE

BIBLE, WHERE IT SAYS YOUR

BODY IS THE TEMPLE OF THE

LORD.

HE WHO DESTROYS GOD'S

TEMPLE, GOD HIMSELF WILL

DESTROY.

AND THE BIBLE ALSO SAYS IN

PROVERBS, "WINE IS A MOCKER,

AND STRONG DRINK IS

RAGING."

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY

EXCEPT THAT TAKING IN

VEGETABLES TO CONTROL YOUR

BEING IS NOT EXACTLY

SOMEBODY THAT WAS MADE IN

THE IMAGE OF GOD.

HOW DO YOU CONVINCE THEM?

YOU SAY THIS IS THE TEMPLE

OF GOD.

WOULD YOU TAKE A JOINT IN

CHURCH?

OF COURSE NOT.

I WOULDN'T DO THAT IN

CHURCH.

WELL, YOUR BODY IS CHURCH.

YOUR BODY IS A TEMPLE OF THE

HOLY SPIRIT.

Terry: GINGER WANTS TO

KNOW, "IS IT A SIN TO EAT

PORK?"

Pat: WELL, A PIG

DOESN'T HAVE A SECOND

STOMACH, LIKE A COW DOES.

THE COW CHOOSE THE CUD AND

IMPURITIES ARE TAKEN OUT.

IF YOU'VE GOT TRICHINOSIS, A

PIG EATS ALL OF THE JUNK AND

IT GOES RIGHT INTO HIS

FLESH.

IF YOU EAT PORK, YOU HAVE A

DANGER OF GETTING

TRICHINOSIS.

THAT ISN'T SIN.

IT'S JUST STUPID.

BUT IT HAS KEPT THEM FROM

EATING SHELLFISH, WHERE

THERE WAS TOXINS AND

DANGER.

BUT JESUS SAID HE MADE ALL

FOOD CLEAN.

Terry: DO YOU EAT

PORK?

Pat: NOT A LOT OF IT.

BUT I DO EAT IT EVERY SO

OFTEN.

Terry: SHELLFISH?

Pat: I'M STAYING AWAY

FROM SHELLFISH.

THEY ARE BOTTOM FEEDERS.

Terry: AND THERE ARE

MORE TOXINS IN THE WORLD

TODAY, RATHER THAN LESS.

Pat: SO MANY PEOPLE

HAVE ALLERGIES BECAUSE OF

SHELLFISH.

OYSTERS AND THINGS LIKE

THAT.

THIS IS OYSTER COUNTRY.

PEOPLE WILL PROBABLY COME

AFTER ME, YOU'RE DEALING

WITH MY LIVELIHOOD.

BUT YOU SEE WHAT THEY EAT.

THE JUNK THAT IS OUT THERE

IN THE BAY, AND THAT'S IN

THEM.

AND SO ESPECIALLY WHEN -- I

USED TO LOVE RAW OYSTERS.

DIDN'T YOU?

Terry: NO.

Pat: YOU DIDN'T EAT RAW

OYSTERS?

Terry: NO.

I WAS A COWGIRL.

Pat: YOU WOULD HAVE ALL

OF THAT NICE SAUCE --

Terry: NO.

Pat: AND THEY SLIDE

DOWN YOUR THROAT --

Terry: I NO, BUT NO.

Pat: BUT IN TERMS OF

CRAB, I LIKE CRAB MEAT.

BUT THEY'RE BECOME FEEDERS.

SO MUCH FOR THAT.

YOU'VE HEARD MY TAKE ON

OBNOXIOUS FOOD.

Terry: THAT'S ALL OF

THE TIME WE HAVE FOR THE

QUESTIONS TODAY.

Pat: WELL, AFTER HE

RETIRED, A MAN IN CAMBODIA

HAD TO SURVIVE ON JUST A FEW

DOLLARS A MONTH FROM A

GOVERNMENT PENSION.

AND THAT MONEY HAD TO

STRETCH EVEN FURTHER WHEN HE

STARTED TAKING CARE OF HIS

GRANDSON.

Reporter: AFTER

10-YEAR-OLD HON CHEN WAS

ABANDONED BY HIS MOTHER, HE

CAME TO LIVE WITH HIS

GRANDFATHER.

BUT GRANDPA WAS BARELY ABLE

TO SUPPORT HIMSELF.

I DON'T EVEN HAVE THE

MONEY TO BUY MY GRANDSON

FOOD.

I AM TOO OLD AND SICK TO GO

BACK TO WORK.

I FEEL SO SORRY FOR HIM.

Reporter: GRANDPA HAS

BEEN LIVING ON A FEW DOLLARS

A MONTH, A SMALL GOVERNMENT

PENSION.

HE TRIES TO TEACH HON CHEN A

LITTLE AT HOME SINCE HE

CAN'T AFFORD TO SEND HIS

GRANDSON TO SCHOOL.

I REALLY DO WANT TO GO TO

SCHOOL SO THAT I CAN LEARN

MANY THINGS AND GET A GOOD

JOB SOME DAY.

I WANT TO HELP MY

GRANDFATHER.

Reporter: SO WHEN

GRANDPA HEARD ABOUT A

FEEDING PROGRAM AT A NEARBY

CHURCH SUPPORTED BY CBN, HE

ASKED THE PASTOR IF HON CHEN

COULD TAKE PART IN IT.

NOW HON CHEN ENJOYS A HOT,

NUTRITIOUS MEAL EACH DAY,

AND THAT MEANS THERE IS

MONEY LEFT FOR GRANDPA TO

HAVE FOOD, TOO.

I NEVER IMAGINED THAT

SOMEONE LIKE CBN WOULD HELP

MY GRANDSON.

Reporter: AND TO HELP

HON CHEN TO BE ABLE TO GO TO

SCHOOL, CBN PAID ALL OF HIS

FEES AND FOR HIS SCHOOL

UNIFORM AND SCHOOL

SUPPLIES.

I AM NOT HUNGRY ANYMORE.

I'M SO HAPPY I CAN GO TO

SCHOOL EVERY DAY.

THANK YOU, CBN.

Pat: YOU CAN BRING

HAPPINESS TO PEOPLE ALL

AROUND THE WORLD.

AND YOU SAY, HOW DO YOU DO

IT?

IT COSTS 65 CENTS A DAY AND

YOU CAN BE A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER AND YOU CAN HELP ANY

WAY YOU WANT TO HELP.

FOR THOSE WHO TAKE PLEDGE

EXPRESS, WE HAVE SOMETHING

CALLED "POWER FOR LIFE."

AND GORDON AND I DO SOME AND

I DO SOME ON THESE TEACHINGS

THAT GO OUT TO YOU WHEN

YOU'RE A MEMBER OF PLEDGE

EXPRESS, AS WELL AS "THE 700

CLUB".

YOU HAVE YOUR BANK DO THE

MONEY FOR YOU.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH TODAY'S

POWER MINUTE, TAKEN FROM THE

BOOK OF ISAIAH: "FOR I WILL

CONTEND WITH HIM WHO

CONTENDS WITH YOU.

AND I WILL SAVE YOUR

CHILDREN."

GOD'S GOING TO FIGHT FOR

YOU.

HE'S GOING TO DEFEND YOU AND

LOOK AFTER YOU.

THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME WE'VE

GOT FOR TODAY.

TOMORROW, SEE WHAT IT TAKES

TO BE A COAST GUARD RESCUE

SWIMMER.

WE'LL GO BEHIND THE SCENES

OF A GRILLING TRAINER ON

TOMORROW'S "THE 700 CLUB."

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