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Christian World News: February 14, 2014

This week on Christian World News: The protest video that's gone viral on the Internet. We'll tell you what motivated this brave German woman to speak out. Plus, the FBI targets the machine gun preacher. Why did government agents raid Sam ... Read Transcript


THIS WEEK ON CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS, A PROTEST VIDEO

THAT HAS GONE VIRAL ON THE

INTERNET.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT

MOTIVATED THIS BRAVE GERMAN

WOMAN TO SPEAK OUT.

Wendy: PLUS, THE F.B.I.

TARGETS THE MACHINE-GUN

PREACHER.

WHY DID GOVERNMENT AGENTS

RAID THE MINISTRY, AND WHO

IS BEHIND IT.

George: AND A PRIZE TO

BE WON.

MY CO-ANCHOR, WENDY

GRIFFITH, TALKS ABOUT HER

NEW BOOK ABOUT DATING IN THE

CHRISTIAN WORLD.

*

George: IN THE HOME OF

THE REFORMATION, A BRAVE

CHRISTIAN TAKES A STAND FOR

CHRIST.

HELLO, EVERYONE, I'M GEORGE

THOMAS.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

NEARLY 500 YEARS AGO, MARTIN

LUTHER STOOD IN THE CHURCH

AND PROCLAIMED, "HERE I

STAND, I CAN DO NO OTHER."

THIS STAND FOR BIBLICAL

TRUTH SPARKED THE

REFORMATION AND A SPIRITUAL

TRANSFORMATION IN GERMANY.

George: TODAY

CHRISTIANITY IS FADING

ACROSS EUROPE, WHILE ISLAM

GROWS IN POWER AND

INFLUENCE.

BUT RECENTLY HISTORY

REPEATED ITSELF, AS, ONCE

AGAIN, A BRAVE GERMAN STOOD

FOR TRUTH AGAINST A FALSE

RELIGION.

DALE HURD REPORTS.

Reporter: IT WAS

SUPPOSED TO BE AN INTERFAITH

CONCERT TO BRING

CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM

TOGETHER, BUT WHEN THE

MUSLIM IMAM BEGAN HIS CALL

TO PRAYER, HE WAS

INTERRUPTED BY A SMALL WOMAN

IN THE BALCONY, PROCLAIMING

THAT JESUS CHRIST IS LORD OF

GERMANY, AND SAYING, I BREAK

THIS CURSE.

SHE ALSO INVOKED THE NAME OF

MARTIN LUTHER AND WARNED THE

AUDIENCE THAT WHAT WAS

HAPPENING WAS A LIE.

THE VIDEO WENT VIRAL.

AND THIS MYSTERIOUS

CHRISTIAN LADY BECAME KNOWN

ON THE INTERNET AS THE BRAVE

GERMAN WOMAN.

IT HAPPENED AT THE MEMORIAL

CHURCH OF THE REFORMATION IN

THE CITY OF SPIRE, BUILT TO

HONOR MARTIN LUTHER.

THIS ISN'T JUST A

CHURCH.

IT IS A MONUMENT TO THE

PROTESTANT REFORMATION, AND

A MEMORIAL TO THE SPIRITUAL

TRANSFORMATION OF GERMANY AS

A NATION.

Reporter: AND IT WAS AT

THIS SPIRITUAL LANDMARK THAT

A MUSLIM IMAM WAS INVITED TO

GIVE THE CALL TO PRAYER IN A

CONCERT.

WHEN THE BRAVE GERMAN WOMAN,

WHO'S REAL NAME IS HEIDI

MUNT, HEARD ABOUT THE EVENT,

SHE PRAYED.

I WAS ASKING JESUS.

I SAID, LORD, SHALL I GO

THERE?

YOU KNOW, WHEN I HAVE TO

DRIVE ONE AND A HALF HOURS,

I THINK ABOUT IS IT WORTH IT

TO GO, OR CAN OTHERS GO?

THIS IS, I THINK, A HUMAN

LAZINESS, YEAH?

Reporter: SHE GRABBED

HER GERMAN FLAG, EMBLAZONED

WITH THE WORDS, "JESUS

CHRIST IS LORD," AND SHE

WENT TO THE CONCERT.

STILL NOT SURE WHAT SHE WAS

GOING TO DO.

UNTIL THE IMAM STARTED

SHOUTING, I REALLY DIDN'T

KNOW WHAT TO DO.

I HAD MY THOUGHTS, BUT I WAS

NOT SURE.

I WAS PREPARED FOR WHAT GOD

WANTS ME TO DO.

Reporter: THEN THE CALL

TO PRAYER BY THE MUSLIM

BEGAN AND IDE HEIDI SAYS

SHE FELT SOMETHING RISE UP

IN HER.

I WOULD CALL IT HOLY

ANGER.

I RAISED MY FLAG AND WAS

PROCLAIMING JESUS CHRIST IS

LORD OVER GERMANY.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

AND BY PROTEST, I BROKE

THIS CHURCH.

BECAUSE THIS ALLAHU AKBAR --

THEY SAY WITH IT ONLY ALLAH

IS THE LORD.

HE IS LORD.

HE IS GOD.

THE ONLY GOD.

AND I BROKE THIS CURSE IN

THIS CHURCH, AND I BROKE IT

OVER MY COUNTRY.

Reporter: AND SHE

REPEATED THE WORDS OF MARTIN

LUTHER IN 1521, AFTER HE

REFUSED TO RECANT THIS FAITH

IN SCRIPTURE ALONE.

"HERE I STAND, I CAN DO NO

OTHER."

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

[YELLING]

Reporter: SHE WAS

THROWN OUT OF THE CHURCH.

THEY SHOULD HAVE THROWN

IMAM OUT OF THE CHURCH, AND

NOT ME BECAUSE I'M A

BELIEVER IN JESUS CHRIST,

BUT HE IS OF OTHER GOD.

THIS ALLAH IS NOT THE SAME

GOD.

THIS IS NOT THE TRUTH.

ALLAHU AKBAR -- I THINK IN

GENERAL, MOST OF US KNOW

THEY USE IT WHEN THEY KILL

PEOPLE.

THIS IS, FOR ME, A WORSHIP

TO AN IDOL.

TO THEIR GOD.

IT'S A WORSHIP.

AND THEY BRING THIS BLOOD

OFFERING TO THEIR GOD.

AND WHEN THE MUSLIMS CALL

OUT ALLAHU AKBAR IN A

CHURCH, THAT MEANS THIS

CHURCH IS NOT A CHURCH

ANYMORE.

IT'S A MOSQUE.

Reporter: WITH HEIDI AT

THE CONCERT WAS KAMEL AND

MARION.

BEFORE COMING TO GERMANY,

KAMEL LIVED IN A MUSLIM

COUNTRY.

ISLAM IS ONE OF THE

REASONS FOR PERSECUTION.

MUSLIMS HAVE PERSECUTED ME.

THEY DON'T WANT ME TO TELL

OTHERS THAT JESUS CHRIST IS

MY SAVIOR.

Reporter: MARION

BELONGS TO AN

ANTI-ISLAMIZATION GROUP,

CALLING ITSELF THE WHITE

ROSE, TAKING THE SAME NAME

AS THE WORLD WAR II

ANTI-NAZI RESISTANCE GROUP.

SHOWN IN THE FILM, SOPHIE,

IN "THE FINAL DAYS."

ISLAM IS INHUMANE, THE

SAME AS THE NAZI TIME.

FOR ME THERE IS NO

DIFFERENCE.

WE WANT TO SHOW GERMANY AND

THE WORLD THAT WE WILL NOT

BOW DOWN TO THE SLOW

ISLAMIZATION OF OUR

COUNTRY.

Reporter: HEIDI KNOWS

HERE FIRST TELEVISION

INTERVIEW COULD PLACE HER IN

EVEN GREATER DANGER.

PEOPLE ASK ME, DO YOU

HAVE FEAR?

ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE

MUSLIMS?

AND I ONLY CAN SAY, NO, I'M

NOT AFRAID OF THEM.

I KNOW MY GOD, THE LIVING

GOD OF THE BIBLE, CAN

PROTECT ME AS LONG AS HE

WANTS.

WHEN MY TIME IS OVER, I WILL

GO TO HIM.

Reporter: AN EVANGELIST

BY GIFTING, HEIDI GREW UP AS

AN ATHEIST IN COMMUNIST EAST

GERMANY, BUT NOW IS A

BELIEVER.

HER BURDEN AND HER MINISTRY

IS FOR THE SPIRITUAL REBIRTH

OF GERMANY.

I FEEL I HAVE TO PROTECT

MY COUNTRY AND MY PEOPLE.

I'M ONLY A LITTLE WOMAN, BUT

I FEEL I HAVE TO PROTECT

THEM.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

Reporter: MANY PEOPLE

ASSOCIATE GERMANY WITH THE

NAZIS, BUT GERMANY WAS ONCE

A BASE FOR WORLD MISSIONS,

SENDING MISSIONARIES TO

AFRICA, KOREA, AND TO

AMERICA.

HEIDI IS TRUSTING GOD TO DO

A MIRACLE IN TODAY IS A VERY

WEALTHY AND SOME WOULD SAY

SPIRITUALLY DEAD NATION.

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR

MY GOD.

NOTHING, NOTHING, NOTHING.

FROM A HUMAN POINT OF VIEW,

I FEEL THAT OUR COUNTRY IS

LOST.

ALREADY LOST.

IT'S DONE.

BUT I TRUST GOD, THAT HE HAS

A PLAN "A," AND THAT MY

COUNTRY IS NOT LOST, THAT HE

WILL REACH US AND HE WILL

COME AND CHANGE THE WHOLE

SITUATION.

Reporter: DALE HURD,

CBN NEWS IN WESTERN

GERMANY.

George: TERRIFIC STORY,

DALE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

TURNING NOW TO A BLOODY AND

DESPERATE SITUATION IN

AFRICA.

THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

IS WARNING OF ETHNIC

CLEANSEINGS.

FOR WEEKS MUSLIMS AND

CHRISTIANS HAVE ENGAGED IN

VIOLENT ATTACKS AS

INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPERS

STRUGGLE TO BRING PEACE.

THEY CARRIED CRITICAL

SUPPLIES AND LANDED IN THE

CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC.

THIS IS A LIFELINE THAT

WILL ALLOW US TO BRING

IMMEDIATELY EMERGENCY

RELIEF.

George: THE U.N. SAYS

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THIS

COUNTRY IS A HUMANITARIAN

DISASTER OF UNSPEAKABLE

PROPORTION.

THERE IS AN ETHNIC,

RELIGIOUS CLEANSING THAT IS

TAKING PLACE.

George: AFTER ENDURING

MONTHS OF DAILY ATTACKS,

RAPE, AND TORTURE BY MUSLIM

REBELS, A CHRISTIAN MALITIA

GROUP IS NOW RETALIATING

WITH BRUTAL VIOLENCE,

FORCING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

MUSLIMS TO FLEE.

WHAT WE'RE SEEN AROUND

THE COUNTRY IS AN ENORMOUS

FORCED COMPULSION OF THE

MUSLIM POPULATION, AND

CONTROL OF THE ROADS AND OF

THE TOWNS ALL ACROSS THE

COUNTRY.

George: 70 MILES FROM

THE COUNTRY'S CAPITAL CITY,

FATHER S SAVEAL HAS OPENED

THE DOORS OF HIS CHURCH

TOORTO OVER 700 MUSLIMS.

HE TOLD CBN NEWS IT WAS TIME

SOMEONE STOOD IN THE GAP FOR

PEACE AND RECONCILIATION.

RIGHT NOW THERE ARE TOWNS

IN WHICH YOU HAVE HUNDREDS

OF MUSLIMS TAKING REFUGE IN

CHURCHES BECAUSE IT IS THE

PLACES THEY BELIEVE ARE

SAFEST FROM ATTACKS.

AND SOME OF THOSE

POPULATIONS ARE COMPLETELY

UNPROTECTED.

George: THERE ARE NOW

REPORTS THAT MUSLIM REBELS

IN THE NORTH ARE BEING

JOINED BY ISLAMIC FIGHTERS

FROM NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES,

AND THEY ARE REGROUPING TO

LAUNCH ATTACKS AGAINST

CHRISTIANS.

FORCING MANY MUSLIMS AND

CHRISTIANS TO PACK UP THEIR

BELONGINGS IN PREPARATION TO

FLEE.

THERE IS NOTHING, NOTHING

FOR US HERE.

WE ARE ALL SUFFERING.

OUR WIVES, OUR CHILDREN.

George: SOME 6,000

PEACEKEEPING SOLDIERS HAVE

BEEN DEPLOYED, BUT SO FAR

HAVE BEEN POWERLESS TO STOP

THE RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE.

Wendy: PENNSYLVANIA

PASTOR SAM SILVERS IS BEST

KNOWN FOR HIS CHARITABLE

WORK, RESCUING KIDNAPPED

CHILDREN IN AFRICA.

NOW THE MAN KNOWN AS "THE

MACHINE GUN PREACHER" IS THE

SUBJECT OF A POSSIBLE

FEDERAL INVESTIGATION.

GARY LANE HAS MORE.

Reporter: LAST YEAR SAM

CHILDERS RECEIVED THE MOTHER

TERESA HUMANITARIAN AWARD

FOR PROTECTING THE KIDS.

LAST WEEK HE WAS ON THE

RECEIVING END OF THE LONG

ARM OF THE LAW.

WHILE CHILDERS WAS BUSY

HELPING CHILDREN ON ANOTHER

CONTINENT, F.B.I. AGENTS

WERE RAIDING HIS HOME IN

SOMERSET COUNTY,

PENNSYLVANIA.

I WAS TOLD THEY COME IN,

GUNS DRAWN, AND TOLD

EVERYONE TO PUT THEIR HANDS

IN THE AIR.

PATTED EVERYONE DOWN.

THEY MADE THEM ALL LEAVE THE

BUILDING.

THEY PUT MY DAUGHTER INTO AN

ENCLOSED ROOM, AND THEY

STARTED THEIR SEARCH.

WE SUSPECT THAT THEY WERE

SEARCHING, YOU KNOW, FOR

THINGS LEADING, SHOWING THAT

I'M SMUGGLING ARMS TO AFRICA

AND SELLING THEM, WHICH IS

TOTALLY CRAZY.

Reporter: CHILDERS SAYS

THE SHIPPING CONTAINER WAS

FULL OF CLOTHING FOR THE

ORPHANS, AND MOST OF THEM

WERE RUINED.

HE BELIEVES THE FEDERAL

ACTION CAME AT THE URGING OF

HIS FORMER SON-IN-LAW, WHO

IS ACCUSED OF STEALING

THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FROM

THE MINISTRY.

CHILDERS THINKS IT MAY BE

PART OF A PLEA AGREEMENT IN

THE CASE.

THE F.B.I. WOULDN'T

COMMENT.

CHILDERS BELIEVES THE F.B.I.

AGENTS OVERREACTED.

NEVAD INSTEAD OF GOING

CRAZY AND SPENDING THOUSANDS

AND THOUSANDS OF TAX

DOLLARS, WHY DIDN'T THEY

JUST GO AND TALK TO THE

PEOPLE THAT PACKED THE

CONTAINERS.

Reporter: THEY ARE

MEMBERS OF HIS CHURCH,

CHILDERS SAYS, MANY OVER 50

YEARS OF AGE, WHO HAVE BEEN

DOING THIS FOR THE PAST TWO

YEARS.

I'VE DONE A LOT OF THINGS

I AIN'T PROUD OF.

Reporter: THE

PENNSYLVANIA PASTOR'S LIFE

STORY WAS TOLD IN THE MOVIE

"MACHINE GUN PREACHER."

IT DETAILED HIS LEADING A

LIFE OF CRIME AND DRUGS, AND

THEN STARTING A REFUGE AND

MINISTRY IN SOUTH SUDAN.

HE IS HELPING CHILDREN

TRAPPED IN SOUTH SUDAN'S

SILVER WAR. CIVIL WAR.

HE HAS TAKEN IN 18 ORPHANS.

THIS PARENTS WERE KILLED

RIGHT BEFORE HIS EYES.

HE WAS SLEEPING ON THE

STREETS OF CAMPALA FOR TWO

WEEKS.

EATING GARBAGE.

I RESCUED HIM.

Reporter: CHILDERS SAYS

HE EXPECTS TO HEAR MORE FROM

THE F.B.I. ONCE HE RETURNS

HOME.

BUT KNOWS HIS BATTLE REALLY

ISN'T WITH THEM.

IT DEFINITELY IS A

SPIRITUAL ATTACK.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THEY

DO TO ME.

GOD IS IN CONTROL, AND HE

STILL HAS VICTORY.

Reporter: GARY LANE,

CBN NEWS.

George: AND TO HEAR

MORE FROM SAM CHILDERS, GO

TO cbnnews.com AND LOOK

FOR GARY'S BLOG.

IT'S CALLED THE GLOBAL

LANE.

Wendy: LADIES, DID YOU

KNOW YOU ARE A PRIZE TO BE

WON?

WE'LL TALK ABOUT MY NEW BOOK

ABOUT DATING IN THE

CHRISTIAN WORLD.

STAY TUNED.

Wendy: WELL, GEORGE,

YOU KNOW -- YOU BETTER KNOW

WHAT IT IS THIS WEEKEND.

George: RED.

COME ON, PEOPLE.

Wendy: VALENTINE'S DAY

WEEKEND HERE IN THE UNITED

STATES.

AND MANY COUNTRIES AROUND

THE WORLD CELEBRATE

VALENTINE'S DAY AS WELL, A

DAY TO FOCUS ON LOVE AND

THOSE WHO MEAN THE MOST TO

US.

George: THAT'S RIGHT.

AND SPEAKING OF LOVE, OUR

VERY OWN WENDY GRIFFITH.

SHE HAS A NEW BOOK.

IT IS ABOUT LOVE AND

RELATIONSHIPS.

IT IS CALLED "YOU ARE A

PRIZE TO BE WON, DON'T

SETTLE FOR LESS THAN GOD'S

BEST."

WENDY, I KNOW THAT I'M IN

THIS BOOK.

Wendy: YOU ARE.

YOU HAVE A MENTION.

George: NO, BUT,

SERIOUSLY, THE TITLE, "YOU

ARE A PRIZE TO BE WON," YOU

WENT THROUGH A VERY

DIFFICULT RELATIONSHIP.

AND I THINK DURING THAT

TIME, WE TALKED ABOUT THIS

OFF CAMERA, YOU FELT LIKE

YOU WEREN'T A PRIZE.

Wendy: I DIDN'T.

AND AFTER THE RELATIONSHIP

ENDED, I REALIZED THAT I WAS

LOVING HIM BUT NOT MYSELF.

AND GOD SPOKE TO ME, WENDY,

YOU ARE A PRIZE TO BE WON.

AND HE TOLD ME TO WRITE

ABOUT MY TEST.

HE CALLED IT A TEST.

I JUST CALLED IT

HEARTBREAK.

BUT I'M SO GLAD BECAUSE I'M

ALREADY HEARING FROM WOMEN

AROUND THE WORLD.

I GOT AN E-MAIL FROM A LADY

IN THE U.K. SAYING THAT THE

BOOK IS BLESSING HER.

George: THERE IS A

SECTION WHERE YOU SAY THERE

SHOULD NEVER BE A "BUT"

AFTER I LOVE YOU.

Wendy: EVERY WOMAN

WANTS TO HEAR THOSE WORDS

FROM THE MAN SHE IS IN LOVE

WITH.

OF COURSE, I WAS NO

DIFFERENT.

AND WHEN HE FINALLY SAID, "I

LOVE YOU," AND WE HAD BEEN

TOGETHER ABOUT FIVE OR SIX

MONTHS, AND HE SAID, "BUT I

DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE THE

ONE."

I DESCRIBE IT AS BEING

KISSED AND SLAPPED AT THE

SAME TIME.

THE "I LOVE YOU" PART FELT

GOOD, BUT THE OTHER PART WAS

NOT SO GOOD.

WHEN A MAN PUTS A "BUT,"

BUT," HE IS KEEPING HIS

OPTIONS OPEN.

IF THE GUY IS LEAVING THE

DOOR OUT, HE CAN TAKE IT

"BUT" AND HIS BUTT AND HEAD

WHERE HE CAME FROM.

George: IT IS ALSO A

WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO

THOSE WHO ARE GOING THROUGH

DIFFICULT TIMES.

HOWEVER, THERE IS A SECTION

IN HERE WHERE YOU WRITE

ABOUT THE DANGERS.

SHE WRITES ABOUT THE DANGERS

OF RECREATIONAL KISSING.

HOW IS RECREATIONAL KISSING

DANGEROUS?

TALK TO ME.

Wendy: ONE OF OUR

DIRECTORS SAID, BUT KISSING

IS MY FAVORITE RECREATION.

I HAD SOME FUN WITH THAT

CHAPTER, BUT I MAKE A POINT

THERE SHOULD BE A WARNING

LABEL ON KISSING, MAY CAUSE

YOU TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THE

WRONG PERSON JUST BECAUSE

THEY'RE A GREAT KISSER.

IT IS LIKE A DRUG.

SCIENCE BACKS ME UP,

GEORGE.

SO I HAD SOME FUN WITH THAT

CHAPTER, BUT AT THE SAME

TIME, I WANT PEOPLE TO

UNDERSTAND WAIT AS LONG AS

YOU CAN, EVEN FOR THAT FIRST

KISS, BECAUSE KISSING IS

MORE POWERFUL THAN WE

REALIZE, AND IT IS MORE

SPECIAL THAN WE REALIZE.

YOU SHOULDN'T GIVE YOUR

KISSES AWAY FOR FREE.

George: ONE THING YOU

DO TALK ABOUT IS THE VALUE

OF WOMEN.

MILLIONS OF OUR VIEWERS

AROUND THE WORLD, ESPECIALLY

SINGLE WOMEN WHO ARE GOING

THROUGH PERHAPS CHALLENGES

OR SITUATIONS LIKE YOU HAVE

EXPERIENCED, YOU TALK ABOUT

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR A WOMAN

TO KNOW HER WORTH, HER

VALUE, BEFORE GETTING INTO A

RELATIONSHIP.

Wendy: IT IS A

GAME-CHANGER, GEORGE,

BECAUSE WHEN YOU KNOW YOU'RE

A VALUE, WHEN YOU KNOW

YOU'RE A PEARL, YOU DON'T

ALLOW BAD BEHAVIOR.

YOU DON'T ALLOW AN "I LOVE

YOU, BUT," AND YOU SAY, HEY,

I'M WORTH MORE.

I TOTALLY BELIEVE IF WE'RE

WILLING TO WAIT ON GOD, HE

SAYS YOU WILL NOT BE

DISAPPOINTED.

SO I KNOW A LOT OF SINGLE

MEN AND WOMEN WOULD LOVE TO

HEAR THAT MESSAGE THIS

VALENTINE'S DAY, THAT GOD

HAS NOT FORGOTTEN YOU.

George: LET ME ASK YOU

THIS, WHAT ADVICE DO YOU

GIVE TO WOMEN WHO PERHAPS

HAVE EXPERIENCED SOMETHING

LIKE YOU HAVE GONE THROUGH?

Wendy: THANK GOODNESS

THE SHOW HAD TO GO ON.

BECAUSE YOU SAW ME MANY DAYS

AFTER THE BREAKUP.

IT WAS HARD.

ALL I CAN SAY IS RUN TO

JESUS.

THERE ARE SO MANY SCRIPTURES

WHERE JESUS SAYS, I AM CLOSE

TO THE BROKENHEARTED, AND HE

WILL HELP YOU THROUGH IT.

George: AND WE'RE GOING

TO GIVE AWAY SOME OF THESE

BOOKS.

Wendy: WE'RE GOING TO

GIVE 10 AWAY.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO

OUR Facebook PAGE, AND

TELL US THE MOST IMPORTANT

THING YOU'VE DISCOVERED

ABOUT LOVE AND

RELATIONSHIPS.

PLEASE KEEP IT SHORT, JUST A

COUPLE OF SENTENCES.

WE'LL SELECT OUR TOP 10

FAVORITES --

George: THE ADDRESS IS

Facebook.COM/CBN.

WELL, FOLKS, THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR SHARING.

THE U.S. CONGRESS TAKES TIME

TO HIGHLIGHT THE PLIGHT OF

PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS AROUND

THE WORLD, COMING UP.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK TO

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS.

IN KYRZAKHSTAN, GOVERNMENT

AGENTS BLOCKED A PROMINENT

CHRISTIAN TELEVISION

BROADCASTER FROM ATTENDING

THIS YEAR'S NATIONAL

RELIGIOUS BROADCASTERS

CONFERENCE IN THE U.S.

BISHOP MAXUM MAXIMO, HEAD OF

KYRZAKHSTAN'S NEW LIFE

CHURCHES AND FOUNDER OF

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE TV, WILL

MISS THIS YEAR'S EVENT.

HE SAYS GOVERNMENT AGENTS

REMOVED HIM AND HIS WIFE

FROM A U.S.-BOUND AIRPLANE

AND PLACED THEM IN

DETENTION.

CHRISTIANS SAY HIS TREATMENT

IS JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF

GROWING PERSECUTION OF

CHRISTIANS IN THEIR

COUNTRIES.

George: PRESIDENT OBAMA

VOWED TO NOMINATE A NEW

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

AMBASSADOR, AND OTHER

LEADERS WANT HIM TO KEEP HIS

WORD.

SUSAN JOHNSON COOKE RESIGNED

FROM THE POSITION LAST

OCTOBER.

REPUBLICAN CHRIS SMITH URGED

THE PRESIDENT TO KEEP HIS

PROMISE AT A HOUSE HEARING

ON TUESDAY.

STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN

JAN SACKI SAYS PROMOTING

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IS A KEY

COMPONENT OF U.S. FOREIGN

POLICY.

Wendy: WITH 2

2.3 BILLION BELIEVERS,

CHRISTIANITY IS THE BIGGEST

RELIGION IN THE WORLD.

ITS FOLLOWERS ARE ALSO THE

MOST PERSECUTED.

CHRISTIANS FACE TORTURE,

DEATH, IMPRISONMENT OR

HARASSMENT.

PAUL STRAND REPORTS.

Reporter: SOME OF THE

TOP FIGHTERS AGAINST

PERSECUTION FROM ALL OVER

THE WORLD CAME TO CAPITOL

HILL TO SOUND AN ALARM AT A

HOUSE HEARING ABOUT THE

GLOBAL WAR AGAINST

CHRISTIANS.

THE BOTTOM LINE IS,

THOUGH CHRISTIANS ARE THE

LARGEST GROUP OF PEOPLE IN

THE WORLD, THEY FACE MORE

PERSECUTION THAN ANYONE, IT

IS INCREASING, AND NO ONE IS

DOING MUCH ABOUT IT.

IT IS A HUGE PROBLEM AND

IT IS GETTING WORSE.

NOT JUST IN THE MIDDLE EAST,

BUT IN CHINA, NORTH KOREA --

THERE IS AN EXPLOSION OF

PERSECUTION AGAINST

CHRISTIANS, INCLUDING

MARTYRDOM, TORTURE,

HARASSMENT OF ALL KINDS.

TWO-THIRDS OF THE

CHRISTIANS IN THE WORLD

TODAY LIVE OUTSIDE THE

WEST.

THEY LIVE IN AFRICA, ASIA,

THE MIDDLE EAST AND OTHER

PLACES, WHERE THEY ARE

TARGETS OF CONVENIENCE FOR

ANYBODY WHO IS MAD AT THE

WEST, WHO IS MAD AT EUROPE,

MAD AT THE UNITED STATES.

IT IS TOUGH TO TAKE THAT OUT

ON THE AMERICAN CONSULATE.

IT IS VERY EASY TO TAKE IT

OUT ON THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

DOWN THE STREET.

THE PERSECUTION OF

CHRISTIANS IS GROWING AROUND

THE WORLD.

CONGRESS NEEDS TO PAY MORE

ATTENTION TO IT.

IT NEEDS TO BE A HIGHER

PRIORITY ISSUE IN OUR

RELATIONS WITH ALL OF THESE

COUNTRIES, WHERE THIS

PERSECUTION TAKES PLACE.

WE HAVE SEEN INCREASING

ATTACKS AGAINST CHRISTIANS,

EVEN SEXUAL ATTACKS AGAINST

WOMEN.

THE CONCERN, ALSO, IS THE

IMPUNITY THAT IS BEING

ENJOYED BY THE FORCES THAT

ARE DOING THIS.

Reporter: AND THIS

ISN'T JUST ABOUT MUSLIM

RADICALS PERSECUTING

CHRISTIANS, SINCE SO MANY

GROUPS TAKE THEIR IRE OUT ON

CHRISTIANS.

RADICAL ISLAM IS THE

LEADING MANUFACTURING OF

HATRED OF CHRISTIANS, BUT

THEY COULD FALL OFF THE

PLANET TOMORROW, AND

CHRISTIANS WOULD NOT BE

SAFE.

Reporter: CHRISTIANS

RIGHT NOW FACE VIOLENCE,

DISPLACEMENT, OR

DISCRIMINATION I IN 110

PLACES AROUND THE WORLD.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

CAPITOL HILL.

Wendy: FINALLY, THIS

WEEK SOME VERY GOOD NEWS FOR

A WELL-KNOWN CHRISTIAN

PERFORMER.

WE'VE REPORTED THAT THE

SINGER CARMEN HAS BEEN

FIGHTING CANCER.

George: NOW HE IS

ANNOUNCING HE IS FREE OF THE

DISEASE.

HE SHARED THE GOOD NEWS ON

Facebook, TELLING FRIENDS

AND FANS IT APPEARS THE RARE

FORM OF CANCER IS NOW GONE.

HE WROTE, "THEY TOOK TESTS

AND COULD NOT FIND A TRACE

OF CANCER.

THAT IS AMAZING.

."

HE WENT ON TO THANK HIS FANS

FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND

PRAYERS, "YOU ALL HAVE BEEN

THE BEST FRIENDS, BROTHERS

AND SISTERS, PRAYER WARRIORS

I COULD EVER HOPE FOR IN

THIS LIFE."

TRULY A MIRACLE.

Wendy: TOTALLY A

MIRACLE.

AND ALSO DARLENE CHECK, WHO

IS BATTLING BREAST CANCER,

SHE IS IN OUR PRAYERS RIGHT

NOW, TOO.

George: OKAY, FOLKS,

THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S

EDITION OF CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS.

Wendy: AND THANKS FOR

INTERVIEWING ME.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, FROM ALL OF

US, GOOD-BYE AND BLESS YOU.

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