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CBN NewsWatch: January 28, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, Jan. 28: Parts of US brace for second wicked winter storm, Will State of the Union bring greater divide?, and Holocaust survivors' memories never fade, and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," DEEP FREEZE IN

THE DEEP SOUTH.

HOW A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME

STORM IS BRINGING SNOW AND

ICE FROM TEXAS TO VIRGINIA.

PLUS THE STATE OF THE UNION,

AS THE PRESIDENT PREPARES TO

MAKE HIS BIG SPEECH, A LOOK

AT WHAT AMERICANS CAN

EXPECT.

AND HOW THE PUSH TO PASS GAY

MARRIAGE COULD BE IMPOSING

ON YOUR RELIGIOUS RIGHTS.

ALL THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

SOME OF THE WARMEST PLACES

IN AMERICA ARE FACING ICE

AND SNOW TONIGHT.

MEANWHILE UP NORTH FOLKS ARE

DEALING WITH ONE OF THE MOST

BRUTAL WINTERS ON RECORD.

LORI JOHNSON HAS MORE IN

TONIGHT'S TOP STORY.

Lori: OLDMAN WINTER IS

GIVING THE SOUTH A BEATING

THAT THEY ARE NOT EQUIPPED

TO HANDLE.

SOME PLACES ARE RUNNING OUT

OF SHOVELS, PLOWS, AND

SALT.

ROAD CREWS FROM GEORGIA TO

NORTH CAROLINA ARE PREPARING

FOR SNOW AND ICE, AND

ADVISING FOLKS TO GO HOME

AND STAY THERE.

YOU'RE PUTTING OTHER

PEOPLE IN DANGER IF YOU

DON'T HAVE TO BE OUT, IF

YOU'RE OUT RIDING AROUND IN

THESE ROADWAY CONDITIONS.

Lori: IN FLORIDA,

THEY'RE SMOTHERING STREETS

WITH SAND, WHILE RESIDENTS

STOCK UP ON SUPPLIES.

WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS

STRETCH FROM TEXAS TO THE

CAROLINAS TO VIRGINIA.

YOU PREPARE FOR THE WORST

AND HOPE FOR THE BEST.

Lori: EVEN UP NORTH,

WHERE PEOPLE ARE USED TO

ICY, SNOWY WINTERS, IT IS

UNUSUALLY BAD THIS YEAR.

BLOWING SNOW IS CAUSING

DANGEROUS WHITEOUT

CONDITIONS.

LOTS OF SPINOUTS.

Reporter: NEAR

CLEVELAND, THIS RARE SIGHT,

SNOW ROLLERS THAT LOOK LIKE

ARCTIC TUMBLEWEEDS.

THE CONDITIONS HAVE ALREADY

GROUNDED THOUSANDS OF

FLIGHTS, LEAVING MANY

TRAVELLERS STUCK AT

AIRPORTS.

THE DANGEROUS COLD HAS

SCHOOLS CLOSED AGAIN TODAY

IN CHICAGO, MINNEAPOLIS, AND

ST. PAUL.

SOME PARENTS ARE GROWING

FRUSTRATED.

I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHY

C.V.S. IS CLOSED.

Reporter: ON THE

DELAWARE RIVER, COAST GUARD

ICE BREAKERS ARE TRYING TO

KNOCK OUT ICE JAMS.

LORI JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Mark: AMERICANS ARE

PESSIMISTIC ABOUT THE FUTURE

OF THE COUNTRY.

IN A NEW NBC "WALL STREET

JOURNAL" POLL, MORE THAN 60%

SAY THE COUNTRY IS HEADING

IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.

68% THINK THE COUNTRY IS

EITHER STAGNANT OR WORSE OFF

SINCE PRESIDENT OBAMA TOOK

OFFICE.

AND 81% SAY THEY DISAPPROVE

OF CONGRESS.

WHEN DESCRIBING THE WORK

TAKING PLACE IN WASHINGTON,

THE MOST USED WORDS IN THE

SURVEY WERE "DIVIDED,"

"TROUBLED," AND

"DETERIORATING."

AND PRESIDENT OBAMA DELIVERS

HIS SIXTH STATE OF THE UNION

ADDRESS TONIGHT.

THE THEME IS BELIEF THAT THE

GOVERNMENT SHOULD DO MORE TO

CREATE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

FOR THOSE STRUGGLING IN THIS

SLUGGISH ECONOMY.

AND HE IS SENDING A STRONG

SIGNAL IF LAWMAKERS WON'T GO

ALONG WITH HIS PLANS, HE'LL

GO AROUND CONGRESS.

HE IS SIGNING AN EXECUTIVE

ORDER TO RAISE THE MINIMUM

WAGE FOR FEDERAL CONTRACT

WORKERS TO $10.10 AN HOUR,

AND THAT COULD CAUSE AN

ISSUE WITH CONGRESS.

Reporter: I THINK AT

THIS POINT IN HIS

PRESIDENCY, KIND OF NEARING

THE MIDDLE OF HIS SECOND

TERM, HE IS WORRIED ABOUT

LEGACY.

HE REALLY WANTS TO BE ABLE

TO LEAVE OFFICE AND SAY HE

IMPROVED THE ECONOMY, AND

SAY THAT HE WAS, YOU KNOW,

ABLE TO MOVE THE BALL ON

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND OTHER

THINGS.

I THINK AT THIS POINT HE

WILL NOT BE SO WORRIED ABOUT

THE ILL-WILL AT THE OTHER

END OF PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.

Mark: YOU'LL FIND FULL

COVERAGE OF TONIGHT'S STATE

OF THE UNION AT CBN.COM.

AND TOMORROW WE'LL HAVE

COVERAGE FROM THE NATION'S

CAPITAL.

IN OTHER NEWS, MONDAY MARKED

INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST

REMEMBRANCE DAY.

FROM POLAND TO THE U.N. TO

ISRAEL, CEREMONIES

COMMEMORATED THE DEATHS OF

SIX MILLION JEWS, AND WHAT

SOME CALL HISTORY'S GREATEST

CRIME.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THAT

STORY FROM JERUSALEM.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

Reporter: THE WORLD

REMEMBERED THE HOLOCAUST,

BUT FOR SURVIVORS, THE

MEMORIES NEVER FADE.

THERE IS NOT ONE DAY WHEN

WE DON'T THINK ABOUT THE

EVENTS HIDDEN IN OUR MINDS.

THERE IS NOT ONE DAY.

IT ALWAYS RETURNS.

DREAMS RETURN.

WE STILL HEAR IN OUR DREAMS

DOGS BARKING, THOSE GERMAN

COMMANDS.

Reporter: IN AUSCHWITZ,

MORE THAN 50 KNESSET MEMBERS

JOINED TO MARK THE

LIBERATION OF THE WORST OF

THE NAZI DEATH CAMPS.

THEY SHARED MEMORIES OF THE

PLACE WHERE NAZIS MURDERED

MORE THAN ONE MILLION JEWS,

AND WHERE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF

THOSE ARRIVING WAS SOMETIMES

MEASURED IN MINUTES.

DOGS WERE BARKING AND

THERE WAS A TERRIBLE SMELL.

WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THE

SMELL WAS.

WE COULD ONLY SEE THE

CHIMNEYS IN FLAMES A COUPLE

OF METERS HIGH.

WE DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS THE

CREM TORM.

CREMATORIUM.

Reporter: STEVEN

SPIELBERG SHARED THE HOPE OF

HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS.

SURVIVORS AND WITNESS

OFTEN SAY THEIR DEAREST

HOPE, THE HOPE THAT HELPED

KEEP THEM ALIVE WAS TO BE

HEARD AND BELIEVED AND TO BE

UNDERSTOOD.

Reporter: SPIELBERG

MADE "SCHINDLER'S LIST," AND

IT IS THE STORY OF

SCHINDLER, WHO SAVED

THOUSANDS OF LIVES OF THE

JEWISH, LIKE RENA.

ARTHUR SCHINDLER IS A

SHINING STAR, AND TELLS HOW

THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING

SOMEONE CAN DO.

Reporter: AND OVER AND

OVER AROUND THE WORLD,

WHETHER AT AUSCHWITZ OR THE

U.N., OR HERE AT THE

NATIONAL HOLOCAUST MUSEUM,

THE REFRAME WAS THE SAME:

"NEVER AGAIN."

WHEN WE SAY THAT PHRASE,

"NEVER AGAIN," IT SHOULDN'T

BE SOMETHING WE SAY WITHOUT

THINKING.

IT SHOULD MEAN WE ARE TAKING

AN ACTIVE STANCE THAT WE

DON'T WANT SOMETHING LIKE

THAT TO EVER HAPPEN AGAIN.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO COME

HERE AND TO GIVE TESTIMONY

THAT WE WERE PRISONERS.

IT SHOULD BE A LESSON.

SUCH EVENTS SHOULDN'T HAPPEN

AGAIN.

THOSE WERE JOURNEYS INTO

THE HOLOCAUST.

THEY CANNOT EMERGE FROM IT,

AND NEITHER CAN THE WORLD

UNTIL THERE ARE NO MORE

GENOCIDES, UNTIL THE

UNTHINKABLE BECOMES

IMPOSSIBLE.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Mark: A NEW CALL FOR

THE RELEASE OF AN AMERICAN

IMPRISONED IN NORTHERN

CAREER.

THE U.S. SPECIAL

REPRESENTATIVE FOR NORTH

KOREA POLICY IS URGING

KOREAN-AMERICAN MISSIONARY

KENNETH BAE GO, SAYING HIS

HEALTH IS BAD AND HE NEEDS

TO COME HOAR.

HE I HOME.

HE IS SERVING 15 YEARS OF

HARD LABOR FOR WHAT THE

KOREANS CALL CRIMES AGAINST

THEIR STATE.

THE IMPRISONED PASTOR SAEED

ABEDINI MAY SOON BE SET

FREE.

THE FOREIGN MINISTER

SUGGESTED THAT CLEMENCY

COULD BE AN OPTION.

THE FOREIGN MINISTRY PLIED

TO A DETECTIVE QUESTION BOW

PASTOR ABEDINI BY SAYING WE

HAVE VARIOUS CLEMENCY

MEASURES IN IRAN THAT CAN BE

INTRODUCED.

IT HAPPENED IN THE PAST AND

CAN BE INTRODUCED AGAIN IN

THESE CASES.

HE QUICKLY FOLLOWED UP BY

SAYING THE DECISION IS NOT

UP TO HIM, BUT UP TO IRAN'S

JUDICIARY.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

GOING TO CBNNEWS.COM.

AN IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY

SPOKESMAN SAYS HIS COUNTRY'S

PATH TO NUCLEAR DEVELOPMENT

IS IRREVERSIBLE.

IT CAME IN ADVANCE OF

ERDOGAN'S VISIT TO TEHRAN TO

DISCUSS COOPERATION BETWEEN

THE TWO COUNTRIES.

MEANWHILE A FORMER BUSH

ADMINISTRATOR SAYS THE IRAN

NUCLEAR AGREEMENT ALLOWS THE

COUNTRY TO PROCEED WITH

NUCLEAR DEVELOPMENT.

HE MADE COMMENTS DURING A

RECENT INTERVIEW WITH GARY

LANE.

THERE ARE THREE LEGS FOR

THE NUCLEAR WEAPON.

THERE IS THE ENRICHMENT, THE

CENTRIFUGES, AND ALL OF

THAT, AND THERE ARE MISSILES

AND THE A WAR HEAD.

THIS AGREEMENT SAYS NOTHING

ABOUT STOPPING THEM FROM

DEVELOPING A WAR HEAD OR

THEIR MISSILES.

IT JUST FOCUSES ON

ENRICHMENT.

EVERYBODY SAYS IT IS A REAL

GOOD AGREEMENT BECAUSE

THEY'RE GOING TO TURN THEIR

20% ENRICHED URANIUM INTO

OTHER FORMS.

THEY'RE GOING TO CONVERT IT

INTO OXIDE OR OTHER FORMS

THAT ARE NOT USEFUL FOR

WEAPONRY.

IF YOU LOOK A LITTLE

FURTHER, YOU'LL SEE THEY

PROMISED TO CONVERT AS SOON

AS THEY HAVE THE CAPABILITY

TO DO THAT.

A KIND OF FACTORY OR PLANT

THAT CAN DO THAT

CONVERSION.

THEY DON'T HAVE IT NOW.

ARE THEY GOING TO SET IT UP

IN FEBRUARY?

ARE THEY GOING TO SET IT UP

IN MARCH?

WHO KNOWS.

AT THE END OF SIX MONTHS, IT

MAY BE THEY FOUND

UNFORTUNATE DELAYS.

AND THAT MEANS THEY WILL NOT

HAVE CONVERTED ANY OR MUCH

OF THAT 20% URANIUM.

THEY MAY BE THAT MUCH CLOSER

TO A WEAPON.

THE IAEA HAS TALKED ABOUT

THE MILITARY USES, AND THE

MILITARY PROGRAM THE

IRANIANS HAVE AND ASKED FOR

INFORMATION.

UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, WE

DON'T TALK ABOUT THEIR

ACCESS TO MILITARY SITES AND

ABOUT THE WAR HEAD.

IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THE

IRANIANS DON'T PAY MUCH FOR

THIS AGREEMENT AND THEY'RE

GOING TO GET A HUGE

BENEFIT.

SANCTIONS ARE BEING ERODED.

IN PREVIOUS YEARS, WE ALWAYS

HAD THE SENSE MORE

SANCTIONS, RATCHETING UP,

AND TOUGHER SANCTIONS.

WE'VE TURNED THE CORNER

HERE, AND THE SANCTIONS FOR

THE FIRST TIME ARE STARTING

TO BE LIFTED.

YOU SEE IN THE NEWSPAPERS

EVERY DAY, BUSINESSMEN FROM

ALL OVER, INDIA, FRANCE,

GERMANY, ITALY, ARE RUSHING

TO TEHRAN TO DO NEW DEALS

BECAUSE THEY THINK THIS WILL

NEVER BEEN TURNED AROUND.

WE CLIMBED UP THE HILL AND

NOW WE'RE STARTING TO CLIMB

DOWN.

Reporter: IT SEEMS LIKE

A REVERSAL OF 30 YEARS OF

U.S. FOREIGN POLICY ON

IRAN.

IS IT?

IT IS.

AND THAT WOULD BE FINE IF WE

HAD A GOOD, TOUGH NUCLEAR

AGREEMENT, WHICH IS WHAT WE

ALL WANT.

THEY REALLY STOPPED THEIR

NUCLEAR PROGRAM AND WE STOP

THE SANCTIONS.

I DON'T THINK THEY HAVE

STOPPED THEIR NUCLEAR

PROGRAM.

THEY HAVE NEVER DONE

ANYTHING THAT WOULD SO ALARM

THE WEST, THE AMERICANS, THE

ISRAELIS, THAT WILL WOULD BE

ANY KIND OF MILITARY

ATTACK.

SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE

RACE IS THE WAY THEY'VE BEEN

APPROACHING THIS.

I THINK THEY MAY SLOW DOWN

NOW A LITTLE BIT, BUT

THEY'RE STILL MOVING FORWARD

TOWARDS NUCLEAR WEAPONS

CAPABILITY.

Reporter: SO DO YOU

THINK THIS PRESIDENT DOESN'T

CARE ABOUT IRAN DEVELOPING A

NUCLEAR WEAPON?

I THINK HE SEES THE

PROBLEM WITH A NUCLEAR IRAN

BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF

HIS TERM.

HE HAS MADE SO MANY SPEECHES

ABOUT HOW THEY CAN'T DO

THAT, WE WON'T LET THEM DO

THAT, THAT I THINK WOULD

CREATE A HUGE PROBLEM FOR

HIM IF ONE DAY THEY TEST A

NUCLEAR DEVICE.

I THINK HE WANTS TO KICK THE

CAN DOWN THE ROAD THREE MORE

YEARS UNTIL HE IS NOT

PRESIDENT.

Reporter: HE A RED LINE

ON SYRIA, AND HE DIDN'T DO

ANYTHING ABOUT THAT.

I THINK THE RED LINE ON

IRAN IS TOUGHER.

THE RED LINE ON SYRIA, HE

SAID IT ONCE OFF THE CUFF IN

A "Q" AND "A" INTERVIEW.

I THINK HE PROBABLY

REGRETTED SAYING IT.

THIS IS DIFFERENT.

HE IS ON THE RECORD HERE 25

TIMES, INCLUDING DURING HIS

VISIT TO ISRAEL.

"I WILL NOT PERMIT," AND IN

THE BEGINNING HE SAID "THEY

WILL NOT BE PERMITTED," AND

THEN HE GOT ACTIVE, "I WILL

NOT PERMIT."

SO IF THE IRANIANS ARE

HEADED THAT WAY AND YOU

CAN'T PERMIT IT, WHAT DO YOU

DO?

TRY TO SLOW IT DOWN.

TRY TO KEEP THEM FROM DOING

IT OVER THE NEXT THREE

YEARS.

I THINK HE WOULD ALSO LIKE

TO STOP THE ISRAELIS FROM

DOING ANYTHING.

NOW, I WOULD ASK THE

QUESTION, OF COURSE, WHAT

HAPPENS IF THE IRANIANS ARE

ABOUT TO DO IT, WOULD HE

CHANGE HIS VIEW OF AN

ISRAELI STRIKE?

AND I THINK THE ANSWER MAY

BE YES UNDER THOSE

CIRCUMSTANCES.

Mark: ONE YEAR, TWO,

ANALYSTS DISAGREE ON JUST

HOW CLOSE IRAN MAY BE TO

ACTUALLY POSSESSING A

NUCLEAR BOMB.

ABRAHAM SAYS REGARDLESS, THE

IRANIAN PUBLIC IS CLOSER

THAN EVERY TO PRODUCING A

NUCLEAR WEAPON.

YOU CAN GET MORE INFORMATION

AT GARY'S BLOG.

COMING UP, THE FIGHT TO

PREVENT HUMAN TRAFFICKING AT

THIS YEAR'S SUPER BOWL.

Mark: PRESIDENT OBAMA

HAS DECLARED JANUARY

NATIONAL SLAVERY AND HUMAN

TRAFFICKING PREVENTION

MONTH.

HE IS CALLING ON BUSINESSES,

COMMUNITIES, FAITH-BASED

GROUPS, AND ALL AMERICANS TO

JOIN THE FIGHT.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS

DEVELOPING ITS FIRST EVER

STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN TO

STRENGTHEN VICTIMS' SERVICES

AND INCREASE PROTECTIONS

AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN

FEDERAL CONTRACTS.

THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY IS

READY TO WELCOME THOUSANDS

OF FOOTBALL FANS FOR THE

SUPER BOWL THIS WEEKEND, BUT

AUTHORITIES ARE ALSO GEARING

UP FOR A DARKER SIDE OF THE

BIG EVENT.

AN INFLUX OF HUMAN

TRAFFICKERS.

A CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE

HELD A HEARING THIS WEEK ON

HUMAN TRAFFICKING AT MAJOR

SPORTING EVENTS, AND WHAT IS

BEING DONE TO FIGHT THE

PROBLEM.

OFFICIALS ALSO HEARD THE

TESTIMONY OF A SEX

TRAFFICKING SURVIVOR.

WITHIN HOURS OF RUNNING

AWAY, I WAS FORCED INTO

PROSTITUTION ON THE STREETS

AND IN THE CASINO HOTELS AND

MOTELS OF ATLANTIC CITY, NEW

JERSEY.

36 HOURS LATER I WAS

ARRESTED BY POLICE AND

TREATED LIKE A CRIMINAL.

THE ONLY STANDARD THAT

FITS THE CRIME OF HUMAN

TRAFFICKING IS ZERO

TOLERANCE.

AND IT MUST BE VIGOROUSLY

AND FAITHFULLY ENFORCED BY

ARRESTS OF THOSE ENGAGED IN

THIS NEFARIOUS TRADE, MODERN

DAY SLAVERY.

Mark: THE AVERAGE AGE

FOR FORCED PROSTITUTION IN

THE U.S. IS 13 TO 14 YEARS

OLD.

THE CONGRESSMAN EMPHASIZED

THAT THE GOVERNMENT MUST

RESPOND MORE AGGRESSIVELY TO

END SEX TRAFFICKING.

UP NEXT, WHY SOME SAY GAY

MARRIAGE IS ONE OF THE

BIGGEST THREATS TO RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY IN AMERICAN

HISTORY.

Mark: WELCOME BACK.

NEW MEASURES IN SOUTH DAKOTA

AIMED TO PROTECT PASTORS AND

BUSINESSES WHO REFUSE TO

TAKE PART IN GAY WEDDINGS.

THE TWO BILLS HAVE JUST BEEN

INTRODUCED IN THE STATE

LEGISLATURE.

THEY WOULD PREVENT LAWSUITS

IN CASES WHERE CLERGYMEN

CITE RELIGIOUS BELIEFS FOR

NOT PARTICIPATING IN

SAME-SEX WEDDINGS.

ERNIE OTTEN SAYS A BAKER

SHOULD NOT BE SUED FOR NOT

MAKING A CAKE FOR A GAY

COUPLE.

CHRISTIANS WHO STAND UP FOR

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE MAY BE

FINDING THEMSELVES IN COURT

IN THE YEARS AHEAD.

AS PART OF THE LEGAL BATTLE

OVER GAY RIGHTS VERSUS THEIR

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

CHRISTIANS COULD FACE

CHARGES OF HATE SPEECH AND

MORE.

PAUL STRAND EXPLAINS IN

TONIGHT'S FOCUS REPORT.

Reporter: WHEN IT

ANNOUNCED ITS PRO-GAY

MARRIAGE RULINGS, THE

SUPREME COURT ATTACK THE

RULINGS OF THOSE WHO CAME UP

WITH THE DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE

ACT, DOMA.

BUT WRITING FOR THE

MAJORITY, JUSTICE ANTHONY

KENNEDY SAID THE AVOWED

PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF THE

LAW ARE TO IMPOSE A

DISADVANTAGE, A SEPARATE

STATUS, AND SO A STIGMA UPON

ALL WHO ENTER INTO SAME-SEX

MARRIAGES.

HE WROTE, "DOMA WRITES

INEQUALITY WHO THE ENTIRE

UNITED STATES CODE."

THE COURT SAID THAT THE

FEDERAL DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE

ACT WAS LITERALLY

IRRATIONAL.

THE LAW WAS MOTIVATED BY

ANAMUS, AND THAT MEANS

HATRED AND DISCRIMINATION.

IT WAS JUST THE FRUIT OF

BIGOTRY.

THERE IS ABSOLUTELY A

GROWING THREAT UNDER THIS

ADMINISTRATION AND UNDER

THIS COURT.

Reporter: HE SAYS THE

HOSTILITY AGAINST PEOPLE FOR

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE WILL

GET WORSE.

WE HAVE SEEN OVER THE

WEEKEND AT GAY PRIDE EVENTS,

WHERE THERE WERE CHRISTIANS

THERE, WERE BEATEN BECAUSE

THEY TOOK A STAND FOR

BIBLICAL MORALITY.

Reporter: THOMAS PETERS

OF THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION

FOR MARRIAGE SAYS UP UNTIL

NOW ACTION AGAINST

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE BACKERS

HAS MOSTLY COME AT THE STATE

LEVEL, AND CASES HAVE BEEN

PILING UP IN RECENT YEARS.

THE COLORADO BAKER WHO

COULD SPEND A YEAR IN JAIL

FOR REFUSING TO GIVE A

WEDDING CAKE TO A GAY

CEREMONY, OR THE TOWN CLERKS

IN NEW YORK THAT HAD TO

RESIGN THEIR JOBS BECAUSE

THEY SIMPLY ASKED THAT

SOMEONE ELSE IN THE OFFICE

WOULD SIGN THE SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE LICENSE SO THEY

WOULDN'T HAVE TO DO IT, OR

THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER IN

NEW MEXICO WHO WAS FINED

THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR

SAYING THEY DIDN'T WANT TO

PHOTOGRAPH A SAME-SEX

CEREMONY.

Reporter: IN THE LAST

FEW YEARS, 200 TO 300 CASES

AGAINST OPPONENTS OF GAY

MARRIAGE WERE BROUGHT BEFORE

COURTS, HUMAN RIGHTS

COMMISSIONS, AND EMPLOYMENT

BOARDS.

NOW PERKINS EXPECTS A STEEP

RISE IN CASES ACROSS THE

U.S., AND HE SAYS THAT IS

GOING TO HAVE A MAJOR IMPACT

ON AMERICA.

THIS IS ABOUT

FUNDAMENTALLY ALTERING THE

AMERICAN SOCIETY, LOSS OF

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, LOSS OF

PARENTAL RIGHTS.

EMPLOYERS, BAKERS,

PHOTOGRAPHERS, FLORISTS,

BEING FORCED TO PARTICIPATE

BY THREAT OF LAW IN SAME-SEX

MARRIAGES.

Reporter: THIS

WASHINGTON STATE FLORIST IN

MARCH REFUSED TO SUPPLY THE

FLOWERS FOR A GAY WEDDING

BECAUSE OF HER CHRISTIAN

BELIEFS.

SHE SAID I WILL HAPPILY

SERVE YOU AS INDIVIDUALS,

BUT I DON'T BELIEVE IN GAY

WEDDINGS.

SO I WILL NOT DO THE

CEREMONY.

THE ATTORNEY IN THE ACLU

COLLUDED TO SUE HER.

IT IS A GROSS OVERREACH OF

POWERS.

Reporter: AND THEY

DEMAND AFFIRMATION FROM

EVERYONE, AND THEY SUGGEST

IT IS ANTI-GAY TO DO

ANYTHING LESS THAN SHOW FULL

SUPPORT FOR THEM.

AT THIS MOMENT, APATHY

AND PASSIVITY ARE NO BETTER

THAN BIGOTRY.

Reporter: AN E-MAIL

WENT TO JUSTICES SATION THEY

SHOULD DISPLAY A GAY PRIDE

BANNER IN THEIR OFFICES, AND

SILENCE WILL BE INTERPRETED

AS DISAPPROVAL.

SO WHAT HAPPENS TO FEDERAL

WORKERS WHO BELIEVE

HOMOSEXUALITY IS

UNBIBLICAL?

SOME MILITARY MEMBERS HAVE

ALREADY RUN INTO TROUBLE.

RETIRED CHAPLAIN RON CRUZ

TELLS OF TWO CHRISTIANS

HAVING BIBLE STUDY IN THEIR

EXCHANGE, READING ROMANS 1.

TWO TABLES OVER A SOLDIER

HEARD THEM, CAME UP TO THEM

AND STARTED CURSING AT THEM

FOR TALKING ABOUT HIM.

AND THEN CALLED AN M.P. OVER

AND WANTED TO REPRIMAND THEM

FOR TALKING ABOUT HIM.

AND ALL THEY WERE DOING WAS

READING SCRIPTURE.

Reporter: CRUZ TALKED

TO AN AIR FORCE OFFICER WHO

HAD A BIBLE ON HIS DESK FOR

23 UES23 YEARS, BUT NOT

NOW.

AND A SUPERIOR OFFICER TOLD

HIM HE COULD NOT PUT HIS

BIBLE ON HIS DESK BECAUSE IT

MAY OFFEND SOMEONE.

WHEN YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN

ACROSS AMERICA ARE TOLD THEY

MUST LEAVE THEIR FAITH AT

THE DOOR, THEY WILL NOT COME

IN THE MILITARY.

Reporter: EVEN YOUR

CIVILIAN PASTOR COULD FACE

TROUBLE IN THE FUTURE IF HE

SERVES AS A CIVIL MINISTER

MARRYING COUPLES AND HE

WON'T DO GAY WEDDINGS.

THE SAME WAY THE TAX

STATUS COULD BE THREATENED,

MINISTERIAL EXEMPTIONS COULD

BE THREATENED AS WELL.

IF WE SAY STANDING FOR

MARRIAGE EQUATES WITH

BIGOTRY.

Reporter: WHEN THE

RIGHTS OF THE COUNTRY'S

LARGEST GROUP, IT'S

RELIGIOUS BELIEVERS, ARE

THREATENED SO A SMALL

CEREMONY MINORITY CAN HAVE

ITS LIFESTYLE AFFIRMED BY

ALL MEMBERS OF SOCIETY,

WHETHER THEY WANT TO AFFIRM

IT OR NOT.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

REPORTING FROM CAPITOL

HILL.

Mark: UP NEXT, SUPER

BOWL FEVER.

SEE WHAT SOME FANS ARE

TURNING TO TO PREDICT THE

WINNER.

Mark: FINALLY TONIGHT,

WHILE MOST PEOPLE TURN TO

SPORTS ANALYSTS FOR THEIR

SUPER BOWL PREDICTIONS, IN

SARASOTA, FLORIDA, SOME

PEOPLE ARE TURNING TO

BUFFET, THE MANATEE.

THE MANATEES ARE BORN IN

CAPTIVITY AND TRAINED TO

PARTICIPATE IN BEHAVIORAL

EXPERIMENTS.

THEY SWIM ACROSS THE POOL

AND SEEK OUT A TARGET.

THE STAFFERS LOWER COLORED

PICTURES OF BOTH TEAMS AND

MAKE THE MAMMALS MAKE THEIR

PICK.

I WOULD GO WITH BEF

BUFFET.

BUT THEY BOTH HAVE REALLY

GOOD RECORDS.

Mark: BUFFET IS

PREDICTING THE DOLPHINS WILL

WIN, BUT HIS HALF-BROTHER IS

GIVE HIS VOTE TO THE

SEAHAWKS.

THE SUPER BOWL IS SET FOR

THIS COMING SUNDAY NIGHT.

IF YOU BANK ON BUFFET, YOU

WANT TO PICK THE BRONCOS.

REMEMBER, YOU CAN E-MAIL US

YOUR COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS

AT NEWSWATCH@CBN.COM.

HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US NEXT

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