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CBN NewsWatch: February 11, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, Feb. 11: Critics: Employer mandate delay an abuse of power, World’s largest religion also most persecuted, and Shirley Temple dies at 85 of natural causes, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

PRESIDENT OBAMA JOKES HE CAN

DO WHATEVER HE WANTS, BUT HE

JUST DID IT FOR REAL WITH

OBAMACARE.

WHY SOME SAY HE HAS GONE TOO

FAR.

PLUS, CARE IN THE SINAI,

HAVE ISLAMIC RADICALS FOUND

A NEW SAFE HAVEN IN EGYPT.

AND CROSSING THE RACIAL

DIVIDE.

THE AMAZING STORY OF TWO

VERY DIFFERENT CHURCHES AND

HOW THEY CAME TOGETHER.

ALL THIS AND MUCH MORE

TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE, I'M

WENDY GRIFFITH.

DEBATE OVER THE PROS AND

CONS OF OBAMACARE SURGES

AGAIN WITH YET ANOTHER

CHANGE TO THE HEALTH CARE

LAW.

NOW CRITICS OF THE PRESIDENT

ARE ASKING ONCE MORE IF HE

HAS OVERSTEPPED HIS

CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY.

DALE HURD TAKES A CLOSER

LOOK IN OUR TOP STORY

TONIGHT.

Reporter: THE OBAMACARE

MANDATE REQUIRING EMPLOYERS

OF MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE TO

PROVIDE THEM WITH INSURANCE

GETS POSTPONED BY THE

TREASURY DEPARTMENT.

YET ANOTHER CHANGE WITH THE

TROUBLED HEALTH CARE PLAN.

POLITICALLY IT IS CALLED

KICKING THE CAN DOWN THE

ROAD.

BUT ARE ALL OF THIS

WILLY-NILLY CHANGES OF A LAW

BY THE PRESIDENT LEGAL?

THIS IS STUFF THAT YOU DO

IN A BANANA REPUBLIC.

IT IS AS IF THE LAW IS

SIMPLY A BLACK BOARD ON

WHICH OBAMA WRITES ANY

NUMBER HE WANTS.

Reporter: THE

PERCEPTION THAT OBAMA IS

ACTING MORE LIKE A KING THAN

A PRESIDENT WAS NOT HELPED

MONDAY WHEN MR. OBAMA WAS

OVERHEARD JOKING WITH FRENCH

PRESIDENT HOLLANDE WHILE

TOURING.

President Obama: I CAN

DO WHATEVER I WANT.

Reporter: THIS CAME

AFTER THE STATE OF THE UNION

ADDRESS IN WHICH THE

PRESIDENT THREATENED TO ACT

UNILATERALLY.

IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE

SPIRIT OF THE CONSTITUTION,

IF NOT A VIOLATION OF THE

CONSTITUTION ITSELF.

IT IS INAPPROPRIATE FOR THE

LEADER OF THE GREATEST

NATION ON EARTH TO SAY I'M

GOING TO ACT ON MY OWN,

WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT.

Reporter: FROM THE

I.R.S. TURNED POLITICAL

WEAPON AGAINST THE TEA PARTY

TO THE N.S.A. SPY SCANDAL,

TO THREATS TO IMPOSE GUN

CONTROL BY EXECUTIVE ORDER,

AND NOW CHANGING THE

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT ON A

WHIM, CRITICS SAY MR. OBAMA

LOOKS MORE LIKE A MONARCH.

I THINK HAVING A MONARCH

IS WHAT WE FOUGHT THE

AMERICAN REVOLUTION OVER.

Reporter: BUT WITH

OBAMACARE SEEMING TO UNRAVEL

MORE BY THE DAY, IT WILL

TAKE MORE THAN A KING TO

SAVE IT.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: WITH ALL OF THE

DEBATE, DEMOCRATS ARE

ALREADY WORKING DEGENERATE

CONTROL BEFORE THE NOVEMBER

CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS.

THEY'RE TRYING TO CONVINCE

VOTERS THE LAW ISN'T A BIG

MESS.

AS JOHN WAGGI EXPLAINS, ONE

SENATOR IS ALREADY IN

TROUBLE WITH THE NUMBERS HE

IS REPORTING.

Reporter: THE SENATE'S

SECOND HIGHEST RANKING

DEMOCRAT IS UNDER FIRE AFTER

SAYING OBAMACARE ADDED

MILLIONS NEW AMERICANS TO

THE HEALTH CARE ROLLSMENT.

> ROLLS.

10 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE

HEALTH INSURANCE WHO WOULD

NOT HAVE HAD IT WITHOUT

OBAMACARE.

AND WE'RE SEEING A DECLINE

AND THE GROWTH OF THE COST

OF HEALTH CARE, EXACTLY OUR

GOAL, IN PASSING THIS

ORIGINAL LEGISLATION.

Reporter: BUT MONDAY'S

"WASHINGTON POST" BACK

CHECKER SAID THAT WAS

RIDICULOUS, SAYING THAT THE

VAST MAJORITY OF ENROLLEES

WERE PREVIOUSLY INSURED.

I CAN TELL YOU SENATOR

DERBIN CAN SPIN THIS ALL HE

WANTS, BUT I HEAR IT FROM MY

CONSTITUENTS, AND THEY'VE

BEEN WRITING ME ABOUT HIGHER

HEALTH CARE COSTS, AND

LOSING THE PLANS AND THEIR

DOCTOR, AND CONCERNS ABOUT A

DISASTEROUS ROLLOUT.

Reporter: DEMOCRATS SAY

WHEN AMERICANS SEE THE LAW

AT WORK, VOTER FEARS WILL

SUBSIDE.

WHAT WE ARE GOING TO SEE,

WE THINK, FIRST THE COSTS

ARE MUCH LESS THAN THEM TO

PREDICTED THEM TO BE.

IT IS COSTING US LESS.

HEALTH CARE COSTS HAVE BEEN

DRIVEN DOWN.

THERE IS NOW MORE HEALTH

FACILITIES AVAILABLE IN OUR

COMMUNITY.

ALL THAT IS GOING TO BE

POSITIVE ON OUR ECONOMY.

Reporter: BUT IF IT IS

NOT POSITIVE, OR VOTERS

DON'T THINK IT IS POSITIVE,

DEMOCRATS RUN THE RISK OF

FACING A SINGLE ISSUE

TSUNAMI IN NOVEMBER'S

CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS.

REPUBLICANS NEED TO GAIN SIX

SEATS TO TAKE CONTROL OF THE

SENATE.

IN ALMOST EVERY CASE, THE

NUMBERS WE'RE NOW LOOKING

AT, WHETHER IT IS THE COST

OF INSURANCE, THE PEOPLE

THAT ARE UNINSURED, OR THE

PEOPLE WHO SIMPLY AREN'T

WORKING FULL-TIME, IS A

BIGGER NUMBER AND HARDER TO

DEAL WITH NUMBER THAN

ANYBODY WHO VOTED FOR THIS

LAW THOUGHT IT WOULD BE.

I DIDN'T VOTE FOR IT.

I DON'T THINK IT HAS THE

CAPACITY TO WORK.

BUT ALL OF THE NUMBERS, AS

THEY COME OUT, EXCEED THE

BAD NEWS THAT HAS BEEN

ANTICIPATED.

Reporter: FOR NOW

DEMOCRATS HOPE THE

EXEMPTIONS GRANTED TO

BUSINESSES AND SOME

INDIVIDUALS WILL HELP PUT

OFF MUCH OF THE DEBATE FOR

THE NEXT ELECTION.

JOHN WAGGI, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: THANKS, JOHN.

HOBBY LOBBY WILL HAVE ITS

DAY BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT

ON MARCH 25th.

THEY ARE GOING TO ARGUE WHY

IT BELIEVES ITS RELIGIOUS

RIGHTS ARE BEING VIOLATED BY

THE OBAMACARE BIRTH CONTROL

MANDATE.

THEY FILED A BRIEF WITH THE

COURT THIS WEEK.

THE ATTORNEY SAYS THE HIGH

COURT MUST RULE ON WHETHER

THE VALUES OF THE COMPANY

OWNERS CAN TRUMP A

GOVERNMENT MANDATE.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS

ARGUED IN THE PAST THAT

FOR-PROFIT BUSINESSES DON'T

HAVE RELIGIOUS RIGHTS.

HOWEVER, DUNCAN SAYS THE

FEDERAL LAW SHOULD PROTECT

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, WHEREVER

IT OCCURS, AT HOME, IN A

CHURCH, IN A CHARITY, OR A

BUSINESS.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS PAYING

$2 MILLION TO THE FAMILY OF

A BOTCHED ABORTION VICTIM.

IN 2012, TANYA REEVES BLED

TO DEATH AT A PLANNED

PARENTHOOD IN CHICAGO.

LAST YEAR A GROUP FILED A

COMPLAINT REQUESTING AN

INVESTIGATION INTO THE

CLINIC RESPONSIBLE FOR THE

BOTCHED ABORTION, BUT NO

ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN.

SO THE SOCIETY IS RENEWING

ITS CALL FOR STRONGER

ABORTION CLINIC INSPECTION

AND REGULATION IN ILLINOIS.

THEY SAY THE MONEY IS A SLAP

IN THE FACE TO EVERY WOMAN

WHO WALKS THROUGH THE DOORS

OF THE NATION'S LARGEST

ABORTION PROVIDER.

BATTLES OVER SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE ARE BUILDING ACROSS

THE U.S.

IN CONGRESS, REPUBLICAN RAUL

LABRADOR HAS INTRODUCED A

BILL TO PROTECT BELIEVERS IN

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE.

THE MARRIAGE AND RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM ACT WOULD BLOCK THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FROM

PUNISHING RELIGIOUS

AMERICANS WHO BELIEVE IN

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE AND

SEXUAL MORALITY.

AND NEVADA'S

ATTORNEY-GENERAL SAYS THE

STATE WILL NOT UP HOLD A

CONSTITUTIONAL BAN ON GAY

MARRIAGE THAT VOTED PASSED

IN 2002.

IN UTAH AND OKLAHOMA,

VARIOUS RELIGIOUS GROUPS ARE

COMING TOGETHER TO URGE A

FEDERAL COURT TO UP HOLD

BANS OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN

BOTH STATES.

THEY SAY ACCUSATIONS THAT

THEIR OPPOSITION TO GAY

MARRIAGE REPRESENTS BIGOTRY

ARE FALSE AND OFFENSIVE.

THE SOUTHEAST IS BUN

BUNKERING DOWN AS ANOTHER

WINTER STORM IS ON THE

HORIZON.

SUBSTANTIAL SNOW AND ICE ARE

EXPECTED TO CRIPPLE THE

REGION.

WINTER STORM WATCHES,

WARNINGS, AND ADVISORIES

HAVE BEEN POSTED ALL THE WAY

FROM TEXAS TO THE NEW JERSEY

SHORE.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS MORE.

Reporter: THE SOUTH IS

BRACING FOR ANOTHER BLAST OF

WINTER MISERY.

THE FORECAST ACROSS THE

SOUTH CALLS FOR A DANGEROUS

MIX OF SNOW AND ICE.

IN GEORGIA, THE STORM IS

EXPECTED TO DUMP MORE THE

TWO INCHES THAT PARALYZED

ATLANTIC TWO WEEKS AGO.

THAT WINTER STORM CREATED

GRIDLOCK ON INTERSTATES IN

ATLANTA, FORCING SOME

RESIDENTS TO CHEAP IN THEIR

CARS, TRAPPING THOUSANDS OF

STUDENTS IN THEIR SCHOOLS.

NOW FORECASTERS PREDICT

GEORGIA COULD SEE THE MOST

SIGNIFICANT ICE STORM IN 10

TO 20 YEARS.

STATE OFFICIALS SAY THIS

TIME THEY'RE READY.

GEORGIA'S GOVERNOR DECLARED

A STATE OF EMERGENCY HAV THE

STORM.

> AHEAD OF THE STORM.

WE ARE MAKING EVERY

EFFORT TO BE PREPARED FOR

THESE EVENTS.

I WOULD SIMPLY SAY THAT WE

SHOULD ALL, INDIVIDUALLY,

USE EXTREME CAUTION.

Reporter: FRIGID

TEMPERATURES AND

PERCIPITATION ARE EXPECTED

TO CREATE AN ICY MESS FROM

NORTHEAST TEX TEXAS TO THE

CAROLINAS.

IN THE MIDWEST, FREEZING

RAIN, SLEET, AND SNOW HAVE

BEEN CAUSING HEADACHES FOR

MOTORISTS.

WE'RE USED TO HAVING THE

ROADS SCRAPED TO THE

PAVEMENT BACK EAST, AND IT

IS NOT THE WAY THEY DO IT

HERE.

Reporter: SOME PARTS OF

VIRGINIA COULD PICK UP A

FOOT OF SNOW.

IN NORTH CAROLINA, RESIDENTS

STOCKED UP ON FOOD AND

SUPPLIES.

WE SOLD EVERYTHING WE

COULD GET OUR HANDS ON.

Reporter: UTILITY CREWS

AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE

TRYING TO RESTORE POWER TO

THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES WHO

HAVE BEEN IN THE DARK FOR A

WEEK.

MEANWHILE WICKED WEATHER IS

ALSO HAPPENING OUT WEST.

SOME IN CALIFORNIA ARE STILL

CLEANING UP AFTER HEAVY RAIN

AND SNOW TRIGGERED

MUDSLIDES, AND IN UTAH AND

COLORADO, TWO PEOPLE WERE

KILLED BY AVALANCHES AND

HEAVY SNOW, INCLUDING

21-YEAR-OLD STUDENT ASHLEY

COX, WHO SPENT LAST SUMMER

HELPING AT AN ORPHANAGE IN

ROMANIA.

SHE JUST HAD A GREAT

SPIRIT ABOUT HER, AND YOU

FELT GOOD WHEN YOU WERE

AROUND HER.

Reporter: CHARLENE

ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: AT THE WHITE

HOUSE TODAY, THE PRESIDENT

SAID THEY WILL COME DOWN ON

BUSINESSES THAT SANCTION

IROIRAN LIKE A TON OF

BRICKS.

FRANCE JOINS THE U.S. IN

WORKING TO NEGOTIATE A FINAL

NUCLEAR DEAL WITH IRAN.

AND MR. OBAMA ALSO

ACKNOWLEDGED SYRIAN'S PEACE

TALKS ARE FAR FROM THE

GOAL.

SEVERAL TIMES HE CALLED OUT

RUSSIA AND IRAN FOR

SUPPORTING THE ASSAD

REGIME.

NEW VIDEO OF A

KOREAN-AMERICAN IMPRISONED

IN NORTH KOREA.

KENNETH BAE WAS IMPRISONED

WHEN HE WAS LEADING A GROUP

TOUR THERE.

HE HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO 15

YEARS OF HARD LABOR.

HE SAYS IN THE INTERVIEW HE

IS CONCERNED THAT HIS HEALTH

WILL NOT STAND UP TO THE

RIGGERS OF THE LABOR CAMP

AND HE IS SUFFERING FROM LEG

AND BACK PAIN.

HE SAID HE HOPES NORTH KOREA

WILL ALLOW A U.S. ENVOY TO

VISIT AND DISCUSS HIS CASE.

BUT NORTH KOREA HAS NOW

RESCINDED AN INVITATION

WITHOUT GIVING ANY REASON.

OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO

KENNETH BAE.

CHRISTIANS AREN'T JUST

FACING TORTURE, DEATH OR

HARASSMENT IN NORTH KOREA.

THE U.S. CONGRESS BROUGHT

ATTENTION TO THE WORLD'S

2.3 BILLION CHRISTIANS THERE

AND HOW THEY ARE NOW THE

WORLD'S MOST PERSECUTED

RELIGION.

CHRISTIANS ARE ATTACKED FOR

THEIR FAITH IN MORE THAN

HALF THE WORLD'S NATION'S.

NATIONS.

Reporter: SOME OF THE

TOP FIGHTERS CAME TO CAPITOL

HILL TO SOUND AN ALARM ABOUT

THE GLOBAL WAR AGAINST

CHRISTIANS.

ALTHOUGH CHRISTIANS ARE

THE LARGEST GROUP OF PEOPLE

IN THE WORLD, THEY FACE MORE

PERSECUTION THAN ANYONE, AND

IT IS INCREASING, AND NO ONE

IS DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

IT IS A HUGE PROBLEM AND

IT IS GETTING WORSE.

NOT JUST IN THE MIDDLE EAST,

BUT CHINA, NORTH KOREA --

THERE IS AN EXPLOSION OF

PERSECUTION AGAINST

CHRISTIANS, INCLUDING

MARTYRDOME, TORTURE,

HARASSMENT OF ALL KINDS.

TWO-THIRDS OF THE

CHRISTIANS IN THE WORLD

TODAY LIVE OUTSIDE THE

WEST.

THEY LIVE IN AFRICA AND ASIA

AND THE MIDDLE EAST AND

OTHER PLACES, WHERE THEY'RE

TARGETS OF CONVENIENCE FOR

ANYBODY WHO IS MAD AT THE

WEST, WHO IS MAD AT EUROPE

OR THE UNITED STATES.

IT IS TOUGH TO TAKE THAT OUT

ON THE AMERICAN CONSULATE.

BUT IT IS VERY EASY TO TAKE

IT OUT ON THE CHRISTIAN

CHURCH DOWN THE STREET.

PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS

IS GROWING AROUND THE

WORLD.

CONGRESS NEEDS TO PAY MORE

ATTENTION TO IT.

IT NEEDS TO BE A HIGHER

PRIORITY IN OUR RELATIONS

WITH OTHER COUNTRIES WHERE

THIS PERSECUTION TAKES

PLACE.

THERE

THERE ARE ATTACKS AGAINST

WOMEN, AND THE IMPUNITY THAT

IS BEING ENJOYED BY THE

PEOPLE WHO ARE DOING THIS.

Reporter: AND THIS

ISN'T JUST ABOUT MUSLIM

RADICALS PERSECUTED

CHRISTIANS.

IT IS A FACT THAT RADICAL

ISLAM IS THE WORLD'S LEADING

MANUFACTURING OF

ANTI-CHRISTIAN HATRED, BUT

RADICAL ISLAM COULD FALL OFF

THE PLANET TOMORROW, AND

CHRISTIANS WOULD NOT BE

SAFE.

Reporter: HE POINTED

OUT CHRISTIANS RIGHT NOW

FACE VIOLENCE, DISPLACEMENT,

OR DISCRIMINATION IN 110

NATIONS OF THE WORLD.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

CAPITOL HILL.

Wendy: THANK YOU,

PAUL.

COMING UP, A JIHADIST

INSURGENCY IN EGYPT.

CAN THE GOVERNMENT WITHSTAND

THE TACTICS OF al-QAEDA

AND THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD?

Wendy: WELCOME BACK.

IRANIANS CELEBRATED THE

35th ANNIVERSARY OF THE

ISLAMIC RESOLUTION TODAY.

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

IRANIANS RALLIED IN TEHRAN,

SHOUTING THE SAME OLD CHANTS

OF DOWN WITH THE U.S. AND

DEATH TO ISRAEL.

MEANWHILE, BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU HAS BLASTED IRAN

FOR SENDING WAR SHIPS CLOSE

TO AMERICA'S SHORES.

NETANYAHU SAYS THE MOVE

SHOWS THAT EASING SANCTIONS

ON IRAN HAS NOT STOPPED ITS

AGGRESSION.

THE IRANIAN FLEET CONSISTS

OF A DESTROYER AND A SUPPLY

SHIP.

THE SHIPS CARRY SOME 30 NAVY

ACADEMY CADETS FOR TRAINING,

ALONG WITH REGULAR CREWS.

SUSPECTED ISLAMIC MILITANTS

BLEW UP A KEY GAS PIPELINE

IN EGYPT'S SINAI PENINSULA.

RADICAL MUSLIMS HAVE WAGED A

MUCH MORE WIDESPREAD

CAMPAIGN OF VIOLENCE AGAINST

THE STATE.

GEORGE THOMAS REPORTS.

George: SINCE

JULY 3rd WHEN EGYPT'S

MILITARY REMOVED MOHAMMED

MORSI FROM POWER, NEARLY

14,000 MEMBERS AND POLITICAL

ACTIVISTS HAVE BEEN

IMPRISONED.

THE MILITARY INSISTS THEY'RE

IN A WAR FOR SURVIVAL

AGAINST TERRORISTS.

THE GOVERNMENT HAS TO

TAKE ALL NECESSARY

PRECAUTIONS TO FINISH ANY

ACTIVITIES OF THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD.

Reporter: BUT SOME ARE

BEGINNING TO ACCUSE THE

MILITARY OF AGGRESSIVE

TACTICS.

IT IS CLEAR THAT THE

MILITARY HAS THE UPPER HAND,

AND WE ARE TURNING INTO A

DICTATORSHIP AGAINST SECULAR

FORCES.

Reporter: WHILE A SENSE

OF CALM HAS CERTAINLY

RETURNED TO PARTS OF CAIRO,

THE POTENTIAL FOR RENEWED

VIOLENCE STILL LOOMS VERY

LARGE.

AND THERE ARE FREQUENT

ATTACKS AGAINST SECURITY

PERSONNEL.

MORE THAN 200 SECURITY

FORCES HAVE BEEN KILLED

SINCE LAST YEAR.

MANY OF THEM BY AN

AL-QAEDA-INSPIRED GROUP

KNOWN AS ANSAD ALMAKBIC.

ON TUESDAY, THE GROUP WAS

CONSIDERED TO HAVE BLOWN UP

A PIPELINE.

AND THEY STAGED SUICIDE

ATTACKS ON SECURITY FORCES

IN RECENT MONTHS.

EGYPT, WHICH HAS GRANTED THE

BROTHERHOOD A TERRORIST

GROUP, HAS ACCUSED ITS

FORMER LEADER OF CREATING A

MILITARY WING TO ATTACK.

AS LONG AS MEMBERS OF THE

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD CONTINUES

TO USE VIOLENCE, IT OPENS

THE DOOR FOR THE MILITARY TO

USE VIOLENCE AGAINST THEM,

GIVING THEM THE AUTHORITY TO

EVENTUALLY TURN US INTO A

POLICE STATE.

Reporter: TO CONTROL

THIS, THE GOVERNMENT ORDERED

ALL MOSQUES TO DELIVER THE

SAME MESSAGE.

MUSLIM PREACHERS WHO DISOBEY

THE ORDERS WILL BE

REPLACED.

GEORGE THOMAS, CAIRO,

EGYPT.

Wendy: UP NEXT, TWO

CHURCH CONGREGATIONS THAT

BECAME ONE.

SEE WHY SUNDAY MORNING IS

NOT THE MOST SEGREGATED DAY

OF THE WEEK IN THIS

COMMUNITY.

Wendy: SOME GREAT NEWS

TO SHARE, CHRISTIAN MUSIC

ARTIST CARMEN SAYS HE IS

CANCER-FREE.

HE SHARED THE GOOD NEWS ON

Facebook, TELLING FRIENDS

AND FAMILY THAT IT APPEARS

THAT THE RARE FORM OF CANCER

IS NOW GONE.

THEY TOOK TESTS AND COULD

FIND NO TRACE OF CANCER.

THAT IS AMAZING.

HE THANKS HIS FANS AND

FRIENDS, SAYING YOU ALL HAVE

BEEN THE BEST FRIENDS,

BROTHERS, SISTERS, AND

PRAYER WARRIORS THAT I COULD

EVER HOPE FOR.

CARMEN, WE ARE SO THANKFUL

TO HEAR THE GOOD NEWS.

GOD BLESS YOU.

ANOTHER WELL-KNOWN NAME IN

CHRISTIAN MUSIC, DARLEEN

CHECK, UPDATED ABOUT HER

BOUT WITH BREAST CANCER.

SHE WROTE SHE FINISHED ROUND

ONE OF FIVE CHEMO

TREATMENTS.

ALL SHE COULD SAY IS GRACE,

GRACE, AND MORE GRACE.

SHE SAID SHE IS LEARNING TO

REST IN EVERY PROMISE FROM

JESUS.

SHE TOLD FANS IT IS HIS WORD

THAT IS KEEPING HER STRONG.

SHE ALSO SAYS WRITING HAS

BEEN A GREAT COMFORT TO HER

AND PLANS TO SHARE SONGS

FROM THIS TRIAL.

DARLENE, OUR PRAYERS GO OUT

TO YOU AS WELL.

YOU MIGHT THINK NOTHING GOOD

COULD COME OUT OF HURRICANE

KATRINA, BUT YOU WOULD BE

WRONG.

BECAUSE OF THAT, TWO

CHURCHES CAME TOGETHER AND

THEY'RE BETTER BECAUSE OF

IT.

JENNIFER WISHON BRINGS US

THIS REMARKABLE STORY.

* YES, JESUS LOVES ME

Reporter: SITTING IN

THE HEART OF NEW ORLEANS,

FIRST GRACE CHURCH IS KNOWN

AS A BEACON OF CHRIST'S

LOVE.

IN FACT, THE PASTOR SAYS HE

IS SURPRISED IF PEOPLE DON'T

COME FORWARD TO JOIN THE

CHURCH ON SUNDAYS, BUT

GETTING HERE HAS BEEN A

JOURNEY.

AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA

RAVAGED NEW ORLEANS --

WHEN THE STORM HIT, THERE

WAS FIVE TO EIGHT FEET OF

WATER IN THE BUILDING.

Reporter: PASTOR SEAN

ANGLEM WAS PUT IN CHURCH OF

TWO UNITED METHODIST

CHURCHES LOCATED ONE MILE

APART.

IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE GOD

REVEALED HIS PLAN AND PASTOR

SEAN APPROACHED TWO OF

GRACE'S LONG-TIME MEMBERS.

I ASKED THEM, DO YOU

BELIEVE WE COULD DO MORE FOR

OUR CITY AS ONE BODY OF

CHRIST, THAN WE'LL EVER DO

AS TWO BODIES OF CHRIST A

MILE APART.

AND THEY STARTED CRYING.

AND I KNEW I HAD ASKED THE

RIGHT PEOPLE.

Reporter: SO IN THE

FALL OF 2007, TWO

CONGREGATIONS WHO HAD

WORSHIPPED SO CLOSE TO ONE

ANOTHER, YET SO FAR APART,

UNITED TO BECOME FIRST

GRACE.

LIKE CHILDREN IN THE

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, HALF OF

US SAT ON ONE SIDE, AND THE

OTHER HALF SAT ON THE OTHER

SIDE.

THE FIRST WORSHIP SERVICE

WAS GLORIOUS.

THEN IT WAS DISCOM

DISCOMBOBULATING.

THEY WERE LOOKING FOR

THEIR SEAT AND IT WASN'T

THERE.

OTHER PEOPLE WERE SITTING IN

THOSE SEATS.

IT IS ALL RIGHT IN THE

SCRIPTURE.

PEOPLE ARE IN EGYPT, THEY

ARE I ELATED THEY LEFT

EGYPT, AND THEY'RE IN THE

WILDERNESS AND THEY TURN TO

MOSES AND SAY, WHY DID YOU

BRING US OUT HERE, TO DIE?

WE HAVE TO MINGLE AND WE

HAVE TO MIX.

Reporter: THEN AFTER

ABOUT FOUR MONTHS, THINGS

CLICKED.

*

THE MUSIC REALLY DOES

HELP WITH THE DIVERSITY.

IT TIES BOTH CULTURES

TOGETHER, KIND OF.

IN NORTH LOUISIANA, WE HAVE

TRIED TO DO SOUTHERN GOSPEL

MUSIC, BUT IT NEVER

REALLY -- WE DIDN'T HAVE THE

SOUL THAT THIS CHURCH HAS.

Reporter: IT IS NOT

ALWAYS EASY, THOUGH.

WHEN THINGS DRAW THE CURTAIN

ON THE RACIAL DIVIDE, FIRST

GRACE TURNS TO GOD.

IT IS LIKE FAMILY

MEETINGS WHERE YOU SIT DOWN

AND YOU SAY THINGS YOU FELT

YOU NEEDED TO SAY, AND THEY

HURT, BUT, GUESS WHAT?

MOM IS IN THE KITCHEN MAKING

DINNER.

PEOPLE DIDN'T GO AWAY.

THIS IS WHO YOU'RE GOING TO

LIVE WITH, AND THAT CHANGES

EVERYTHING.

I THINK PEOPLE HAVE

LEARNED TO APPRECIATE

DIFFERENCE, AND THAT HAS

BEEN A POINT OF GROWTH FOR

ALL OF US, THAT YOU DON'T

HAVE TO LOOK LIKE ME OR LIVE

WHERE I LIVE FOR ME TO

APPRECIATE WHAT YOU DO AND

WHAT YOU SAY.

AND THAT IS A PART OF THE

CHRISTIAN WAY.

THE STONE DOESN'T GET

POLISHED WITHOUT FRICTION.

EXACTLY.

IT TAKES PRESSURE TO MAKE

DIAMONDS.

Reporter: JOHN AND MARY

JOINED FIRST GRACE TWO YEARS

AGO.

IF YOU'RE IN A BOX YOUR

WHOLE LIFE, IT COULD BE

DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND HOW

OTHER PEOPLE THINK AND HOW

THEY PROCESS THINGS.

Reporter: THAT'S WHY

PASTOR SEAN BELIEVES FIRST

GRACE IS ON THE FRONT END OF

WHAT'S COMING, A TIME WHEN

THERE WON'T BE ROOM FOR

EXCUSES.

THEY'RE ABOUT YOU FEELING

COMFORTABLE?

IS THAT WHAT JESUS WAS

ABOUT, YOU BEING COMFORTABLE

ABOUT THE WAY YOU LIVE, OR

JESUS INVITING YOU INTO A

GREATER GLORY, IF YOU WOULD

OPEN YOURSELF UP TO THAT

STRUGGLE AND THAT WALK OUT

OF EGYPT.

IF YOU WANT TO BE

CHRIST-LIKE, YOU HAVE TO

LIVE LIKE HIM.

IF YOU SEGREGATE YOURSELF

FROM OTHER PEOPLE, PEOPLE

WHO DON'T BELIEVE THE SAME

THINGS AS YOU, YOU'RE NOT

LIVING AS HE LIVED.

LET THE PEOPLE SAY AMEN.

Reporter: JENNIFER

WISHON, CBN NEWS, NEW

ORLEANS.

Wendy: FINALLY TONIGHT,

WE REMEMBER AN ICON OF THE

GOLDEN AGE OF CINEMA.

FORMER CHILD STAR SHIRLEY

TEMPLE HAS DIED.

SHE WAS 85.

AS A YOUNG GIRL, TEMPLE WAS

THE NUMBER ONE MOVIE STAR

FROM 1935 TO 1938.

HER POPULARITY HAS BEEN

CREDITED FOR HELPING SAVE

20th CENTURY FOX FROM

BANKRUPTCY.

BUT SHE ONCE SAID HER

GREATEST ROLES WERE AS WIFE,

MOTHER, AND GRANDMOTHER.

SHE WAS MARRIED TO HER

HUSBAND, CHARLES BLACK, FOR

54 YEARS, BUT WAS ALSO

POLITICALLY ACTIVE, AND SHE

SERVED AS AMBASSADOR TO

CZECHOSLOVAKIA UNDER THE

FIRST PRESIDENT BU

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