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CBN NewsWatch: February 18, 2014

On CBN Newswatch Feb. 18: Unemployment top concern on stimulus anniversary, Religious hostility fueling military misconduct?, Netanyahu: Iran's nuke program barely touched, and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," AS THE

PRESIDENT TALKS JOBS AND THE

ECONOMY FIVE YEARS AFTER THE

BIG STIMULUS, WHAT REALLY

MATTERS TO THE AVERAGE

AMERICAN FAMILY.

PLUS A TROUBLING TREND

AMONG THE NATION'S MILITARY,

AND HOW IT IS HURTING

SOLDIERS, THEIR FAMILIES,

AND THE COUNTRY.

Mark: AND IT'S ONE OF

THE LARGEST CONCERT TOURS IN

THE NATION, FEATURING TOP

CHRISTIAN ARTISTS.

A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES AT

"WINTER JAM," AND HOW IT IS

TRANSFORMING LIVES.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

JOBS AND YOUR PAYCHECK ARE

THINGS LOOKING UP FOR

AMERICA'S ECONOMY?

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Heather: AND I'M

HEATHER CELLS.

THERE APPEARS TO BE A HUGE

DISCONNECT BETWEEN WHAT THE

PRESIDENT IS SAYING ABOUT

THE ECONOMY AND WHAT

AMERICANS ARE EXPERIENCING.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

PRAISED THE 2009 STIMULUS,

ALSO KNOWN AS THE RECOVERY

ACT.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS

CELEBRATING THE FIVE-YEAR

ANNIVERSARY OF ITS 2009

STIMULUS PROGRAM.

A SELF-CONGRATULATORY REPORT

OUT THIS WEEK EXPLAINS

CONSIDERABLE EVIDENCE

SUGGESTS THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT'S EFFORTS TO

JUMP-START THE ECONOMY WERE

SUCCESSFUL.

BUSINESSES AND HOUSEHOLDS

ARE NOW IN FAR BETTER SHAPE

AS A RESULT.

BUT IRONICALLY, ALSO OUT

THIS WEEK, A NEW GALLOP POLL

IN WHICH AMERICANS SAY THEIR

BIGGEST CONCERN IS JOBS AND

UNEMPLOYMENT.

25% OF DEMOCRATS AND

REPUBLICANS AGREE IT'S THE

BIGGEST PROBLEM.

THEIR SECOND BIGGEST

CONCERN, THE ECONOMY.

I THINK THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE ARE A LITTLE BIT

AHEAD OF THE PRESIDENT ON

THIS ONE, AND THEY'RE

WORRIED.

Reporter: FORBES

CONTRIBUTOR BILL FREZA SAYS

JOBS AND THE ECONOMY SHOULD

BE THE BIGGEST CONCERN FOR

AMERICANS.

LOOK AT ALL OF THEIR

NEIGHBORS THAT ARE OUT OF

WORK.

LOOK AT THE FACT THAT

TAKEHOME PAY IS DECLINING IN

AMERICA.

THERE IS AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT

OF UNCERTAINTY ON THE

HORIZON IN TERMS OF WHERE

THEY'RE GOING TO GET THEIR

HEALTH CARE AND WHAT IT IS

GOING TO COST.

AND EVERYBODY IS NERVOUS.

SO IT IS HARD FOR THE

AMERICAN POPULATION TO

BELIEVE THE NUMBERS COMING

OUT OF WASHINGTON.

Reporter: THE LAST POLL

SHOWED THAT THE AMERICANS

WERE MOST WORRIED ABOUT THE

GOVERNMENT AND THE

POLITICIANS.

BUT GOING BACK TO

FEBRUARY 2008, AMERICANS

HAVE SAID THAT EITHER JOBS

OR THE ECONOMY WERE THE MOST

IMPORTANT PROBLEMS.

THIS CONSISTENT WORRY IS, OF

COURSE, UNLIKELY TO BE EASED

BY THE PRESIDENT'S LATEST

REPORT, AND THERE IS ALREADY

TALK THAT THE G.O.P. PLANS

TO USE ECONOMY CONCERNS AS A

MAJOR MID-TERM ELECTION

WEAPON.

Mark: KIM JONG-UN IS

IMPLICATED IN CRIMES AGAINST

HUMANITY.

THE UNITED NATIONS PANEL

ISSUED A REPORT LISTING

SYSTEMATIC EXECUTION,

TORTURE, RAPE, AND MASS

STARVATION.

IN 2011, CBN'S GEORGE THOMAS

SPOKE WITH THE PANEL'S CHIEF

WITNESS AGAINST THE STATE.

George: FOR 28 YEARS,

KIMSU KIM SUK WAS A

PRISONER IN THE OLDEST

CONCENTRATION CAMP.

IN 2011, AFTER HIS ESCAPE,

KIM GAVE CBN THE FIRST

WESTERN TELEVISION

INTERVIEW.

HOW MANY MEMBERS OF YOUR

FAMILY WERE KILLED IN THE

CONCENTRATION CAMP.

SEVEN.

I LOST SEVEN FAMILY MEMBERS,

INCLUDING MY GRANDMOTHER,

MOTHER, HUSBAND, AND MY

BROTHER.

George: ONE OF THEIR

LEADING WITNESSES WAS KIM YE

SUK.

George: YOU SAW PUBLIC

EXECUTIONS, AND PEOPLE GET

KILLED INSIDE THE CAMP?

YES.

I WITNESSED COUNTLESS PUBLIC

EXECUTIONS.

AND OFTEN THESE PRISONERS

WERE KILLED OVER PETTY

THINGS, LIKE STEALING FOOD.

THE GUARDS WOULD ALWAYS

GATHER OTHER PRISONERS TO

WATCH THE EXECUTION.

IT WAS A FORM OF

INTIMIDATION.

George: RAPE, MURDER,

TORTURE, SLAVERY, SEXUAL

VIOLENCE, FORCED ABORTION,

JUST A FEW OF THE WORDS

FOUND IN THE 374-PAGE REPORT

THAT THE U.N. SAYS AMOUNTS

TO CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.

THE COMMISSIONER OF

INQUIRY HAS UNANIMOUSLY COME

TO THE CONCLUSION THAT THERE

IS ABUNDANT EVIDENCE OF

GREAT WRONGS OF THIS KIND.

George: KIM TOLD

INVESTIGATORS THAT FOOD WAS

IN SHORT SUPPLY, THATç FELLOW

PRISONERS KILLED THEIR OWN

CHILDREN TOç STAVE OFF

HUNGER.

ONE TIME A MOTHER PUT HER

9-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER IN THIS

BIG, CAST IRON POT AND

BOILED HER.

SHE WAS TOO BIG FOR THE POT,

SO THE MOTHER HAD TO CHOP

HER LEGS AND HEAD TO FEED

THE BODY IN THE POT.

George: THE REPORT

ESTIMATES BETWEEN 80,000 AND

120,000 POLITICAL

PROPOSITIO PRISONERS ARE

STILL HELD IN PRISON CAMPS.

JIM CONG WAS ONE OF THEM,

AND HE TOLD CBN NEWS THAT

BEFORE HE WAS RELEASED, HE

WAS SEVERELY TORTURED.

MR. CONG SAYS THE PRISON

GUARDS PERFORMED A

PARTICULARLY HARSH PROCEDURE

ON HIM.

IT IS CALLED THE PIGEON

TORTURE.

IN ESSENCE, THE PRISONER IS

HELD FROM THE WALL, WITH HIS

HANDS TIED BEHIND HIS BACK.

AND HE IS PUT IN THIS

POSITION FOR DAYS ON END.

THIS HAPPENED

REPEATEDLY.

IT IS LIKE YOU'RE HANGING UP

SIDE DOWN.

YOUR MUSCLES STAND OUT AND

YOUR CHEST STICKS OUT LIKE A

BIRD.

I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO

DIE.

George: AND ESTIMATED

30,000 CHRISTIANS ARE ALSO

REPORTEDLY BEING HELD IN

PRISON FOR THEIR FAITH,

OWNING A BIBLE, PRAYING,

WORSHIPPING.

THESE ARE ALL ACTS THAT CAN

PUT UP TO THREE GENERATIONS

OF A FAMILY IN JAIL.

THE U.N. IS EXPECTED TO

SUBMIT THEIR FINDINGS TO THE

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL

COURT, WITH POTENTIAL

CHARGES AGAINST THE REGIME'S

LEADERSHIP.

NORTH KOREA HAS DISMISSED

THE REPORT SAYING, QUOTE,"IT

IS NOTHING MORE THAN AN

INSTRUMENT OF POLITICAL PLOT

AIMED AT SABOTAGING THE

SOCIALIST SYSTEM."

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS.

Mark: AND GEORGE THOMAS

JOINS US NOW.

GEORGE, THIS IS A VERY

SIGNIFICANT DOCUMENT.

George: IT ABSOLUTELY

IS, MARK.

LOOK, THE UNITED NATIONS

SPENT A YEAR IN

INVESTIGATING THIS.

IT DOCUMENTED AND

INTERVIEWED 320 WITNESSES,

MANY OF THEM WERE NORTH

KOREAN DEFECTORS.

AND THE VERY FACT, MARK, FOR

THE VERY FIRST TIME THAT WE

HAVE THE WORDS "CRIME

AGAINST HUMANITY," AND NORTH

KOREA CAREER ON THE SAME

LINE, THAT IS VERY

SIGNIFICANT.

Mark: WHERE DOES

EVERYTHING GO FROM HERE?

IS IT LIKELY THAT THE

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

WILL TAKE UP THE CASE?

George: ONE WORD: NO.

Mark: WHY NOT?

George: BECAUSE IN

ORDER FOR THIS CASE TO GO

BEFORE THE INTERNATIONAL

CRIMINAL COURT, IT HAS TO GO

THROUGH THE SECURITY

COUNCIL.

AND THERE ARE TWO COUNTRIES

THAT HOLD A VERY, VERY

POWERFUL ROLE IN THE

SECURITY COUNCIL, CHINA AND

RUSSIA.

TODAY CHINA CALLED THIS U.N.

REPORT, QUOTE,"UNREASONABLE

CRITICISM."

THAT INDICATES NOT JUST TO

RUSSIA BUT TO THE OTHER

SECURITY MEMBERS THAT THIS

IS NOT GOING TO GO ANY

FURTHER.

WHICH IS A DISAPPOINTMENT,

YET MANY FOLKS THAT I'VE

SPOKEN TO OVER THE LAST YEAR

SAY AT LEAST IT IS A

FOUNDATION.

IT CREATES A FOUNDATION FOR

MAYBE FUTURE YEARS -- IN THE

YEARS TO COME THAT THERE IS

EVIDENCE, WHEN THE TIME

COMES, THAT THERE WILL BE A

CASE BROUGHT BEFORE THE

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

THAT LAYS OUT IN SPECIFIC

THE ATROCITIES THAT HAVE

BEEN TAKING PLACE UNDER THE

TUTELAGE OF THIS HORRIFIC

GOVERNMENT.

Mark: YOU'VE DONE

SEVERAL STORIES ON NORTH

KOREA, AND IS THIS

ENCOURAGING THIS IS COMING

OUT?

George: IT IS.

BUT THE QUESTION IS, WHAT DO

WE DO NOW?

THE EMPHASIS AND THE

PRESSURE NEEDS TO CONTINUE

TO BEAR ON NORTH KOREA.

FOR THESE VERY FACTS.

Mark: OKAY.

OUR SENIOR INTERNATIONAL

CORRESPONDENT GEORGE

THOMAS.

GEORGE, AS ALWAYS, THANKS.

THANK YOU, SIR.

Heather: AT LEAST 13

PEOPLE ARE DEAD AND MORE

THAN 100 INJURED AS CLASHES

ERUPT IN UKRAINE.

IT WAS THE WORST VIOLENCE

THERE IN WEEKS.

ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTORS

MARCHED ON THE GOVERNMENT.

THEY WERE MET BY POLICE WHO

USED RUBBER BULLETS, STUN

GRENADES, AND BATONS TO HOLD

CROWDS BACK.

SINCE LAST NOVEMBER, TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF UKRAINIANS HAVE

TAKEN TO THE STREETS,

DEMANDING THE RESIGNATION OF

THEIR PRESIDENT.

IN SOUTH AMERICA, ANOTHER

NATION IN TURMOIL RIGHT

NOW.

VENEZUALA'S GOVERNMENT IS

CRACKING DOWN ON PROTESTORS

ANGRY WITH PRESIDENT NIC

NICHOLAS MADURO.

THEY SAY THERE IS RISING

CRIME, SOARING INFLATION,

AND FOOD SHORTAGES.

THEY HAVE RESPONDED BY

ARRESTING LEOPOLD LOPEZ.

THE U.S. SAYS THE

ALLEGATIONS ARE,

QUOTE,"BASELESS AND FALSE."

Mark: SIX WORLD POWERS

ARE MEETING IN VIENNA WITH

IRANIAN OFFICIALS.

BUT MANY ARE DOUBTFUL THE

TALKS WILL BE SUCCESSFUL,

INCLUDING IN ISRAEL.

HERE IS CHRIS MITCHELL FROM

JERUSALEM.

Reporter: THE TALKS

WILL BRING IRAN TOGETHER

WITH THE FIVE PERMANENT

MEMBERS OF THE U.N. SECURITY

COUNCIL, PLUS GERMANY.

THEIR GOAL IS TO FINALIZE A

DEAL REACHED LAST NOVEMBER

IN GENEVA.

UNDER THAT SIX-MONTH ACCORD,

IRAN AGREED TO CAP ITS

NUCLEAR PROGRAM, IN RETURN

TO LIMITED SANCTIONS RELIEF

BY THE WEST.

HERE IN JERUSALEM, BEN

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU TOLD A

MEETING OF AMERICAN-JEWISH

LEADERS, THE INTERIM DEAL

HAS SLOWED THE IRANIAN

NUCLEAR PROGRAM BY ONLY FOUR

WEEKS.

THAT IS WHAT IRAN HAS

GIVEN TO THE WORLD, WHICH

MEANS IT HAS GIVEN

PRACTICALLY NOTHING.

BUT IRAN HAS RECEIVED A

GREAT DEAL.

IT HAS RECEIVED THE EASING

OF SANCTIONS.

IT HAS GIVEN FOUR WEEKS, BUT

IT IS RECEIVING A NEW

POSITION IN THE WORLD.

Reporter: NETANYAHU

WARNED IRAN'S NEW

CENTRIFUGES ARE 50 TIMES

FASTER THAN THE OLD ONES,

AND IRAN IS DEVELOPING

ICBMs WITH ONE GOAL IN

MIND.

BY THE WAY, THE RANGE IS

GEARED TO EUROPE AND SOON TO

THE UNITED STATES.

IT IS NOT FOR US.

THERE IS ONLY ONE PURPOSE IN

THE WORLD TO DEVELOP

ICBMs, YOU DEVELOP THEM

IN ORDER TO DELIVER A

NUCLEAR PAYLOAD.

Reporter: MIKE HUCKABEE

TOLD CBN NEWS THAT CURRENT

U.S. POLICY TOWARDS IRAN IS

NAIVE.

I'M AMAZED AT THE NAIVETE

OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

WHEN IT COMES TO IRAN.

THE IRANIANS ARE LAUGHING

AND DANCING IN THE STREETS

BECAUSE THEY'RE GETTING

EVERYTHING THEY WANT.

ONCE AGAIN, THIS COUNTRY

THAT IS NOT BEING HELD

ACCOUNTABLE, NOT ONLY FOR

THEIR ACTIONS IN TRYING TO

ACCELERATE TOWARDS NUCLEAR

WEAPONIZATION, BUT THEY'RE

VIRTUALLY BEING REWARDED FOR

THE HATEFUL -- NOT JUST

ANTI-SEMITIC, BUT ANTI-HUMAN

RHETORIC THAT THEY HAVE

TOSSED TO NOT JUST ISRAEL

BUT TO THE UNITED STATES.

Reporter: THE TALKS IN

VIENNA ARE EXPECTED TO LAST

FOR THREE DAYS.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Heather: BACK HOME, IT

HAS BEEN ANOTHER DAY OF

WINTER MISERY FOR MILLIONS

OF AMERICANS.

THE SKIES DUMPED AN EXTRA

TWO TO EIGHT INCHES OF FRESH

SNOW, FROM DETROIT ALL THE

WAY TO NEW YORK CITY.

SOME AREAS ARE ALSO SEEING

RAIN AND SLEET.

ALL OF IT COMPLICATING

EVENING COMMUTES.

SNOW BANKS ARE TALLER THAN

CARS IN SOME PARTS OF

CHICAGO.

THANKS TO ALL OF THE SNOW

THERE.

FORECASTERS DO HAVE GOOD

NEWS, THOUGH: WARMER WEATHER

IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT

COUPLE OF DAYS.

Mark: SEVERE TURBULENCE

JOLTED TRAVELLERS ON MONDAY

ON A UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT

FROM DENVER TO BILLINGS,

MONTANA.

A SUDDEN DROP PUT FIVE

PEOPLE INTO HOSPITAL,

INCLUDING THREE CREW

MEMBERS.

ONE PASSENGER SAW AN INFANT

FLY FROM A MOTHER'S ARMS AND

LAND IN ANOTHER SEAT,

SCARED, BUT UNHARMED.

IT FELT LIKE SOMETHING

CAME UP FROM THE BOTTOM AND

HIT THE BOTTOM OF THE

PLANE.

AND THEN STUFF AND PEOPLE

WERE FLYING ALL OVER THE

PLACE.

THE MAN IN FRONT OF ME

FLEW UP OUT OF HIS SEAT AND

ACTUALLY HIT THE CEILING.

Mark: WOW.

FOUR OF THE FIVE PEOPLE

HOSPITALIZED IN BILLINGS

HAVE BEEN RELEASED.

ONE FLIGHT ATTENDANT,

HOWEVER, REMAINS IN CRITICAL

CONDITION.

COMING UP, MILITARY

MISCONDUCT ON THE RISE.

WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT OUR

NATION AND WHAT CAN BE DONE

ABOUT IT.

Heather: SOARING

NUMBERS OF SOLDIERS ARE

BEING FORCED OUT OF THE ARMY

FOR MISCONDUCT.

THOUSANDS OF ENLISTED

SOLDIERS WERE KICKED OUT

LAST YEAR OVER DRUGS,

ALCOHOL, CRIMES, AND OTHER

VIOLATIONS.

THE NUMBERS SHOT UP FROM

ABOUT 5600 AT THE HEIGHT OF

THE IRAQ WAR IN 2007, TO

MORE THAN 11,000 LAST YEAR,

AND THE NUMBER OF OFFICERS

FORCED OUT, MORE THAN

TRIPLED IN THE PAST THREE

YEARS.

UP FROM 119 OFFICERS BACK IN

2010 TO 387 LAST YEAR.

AND IT COMES AS THE MILITARY

CLEANS HOUSE AFTER A DECADE

OF WAR.

OBSERVERS SAY WAR MIGHT HAVE

LED THE PENTAGON TO FOCUS

MORE ON COMPETENCE THAN

CHARACTER IN ORDER TO MEET

TROOP DEMANDS.

REVELATIONS OF THE SPIKE IN

MISCONDUCT COMES AT THE SAME

TIME AS INCREASING CRACKDOWN

ON RELIGION IN THE

MILITARY.

THE FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL

IS TRACKING THAT.

RETIRED GENERAL BOYKEN JOINS

US NOW.

DO YOU SEE ANY CONNECTION

BETWEEN THIS RISING

MISCONDUCT AND THE

INCREASING HOSTILITY AGAINST

FAITH IN THE MILITARY?

I DON'T THINK THERE IS

ANY QUESTION ABOUT THAT.

REMEMBER THAT OUR MILITARY

IS REALLY A REFLECTION OF

OUR SOCIETY.

AND YOU ALSO NEED TO

UNDERSTAND THAT THIS

ADMINISTRATION, SINCE 2008,

HAS ENTERED INTO A SERIES OF

SOCIAL EXPERIMENTS, SOCIAL

ENGINEERING, NOTHING TO DO

WITH READINESS, BUT

EVERYTHING TO DO WITH

PUSHING THE AGENDA, WHICH I

BELIEVE HAS HAD A DIRECT

CORRELATION TO THE

MISCONDUCT THAT YOU SEE

TODAY.

AS YOU SEE THE DECLINING

MORALS IN AMERICA, YOU SEE

EXACTLY THE SAME THING IN

OUR MILITARY.

AND IT ALL COMES BACK TO

THE -- WHAT I THINK IS A

CONCERTED EFFORT TO DEPRIVE

THE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN

TODAY THAT ARE SERVING FROM

THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL

LIBERTIES OF FREEDOM OF

RELIGION.

Heather: SO EXPLAIN A

LITTLE MORE HOW THAT PLAYS

OUT, IF YOU HAVE RELIGIOUS

HOSTILITY IN THE MILITARY,

HOW DOES THAT THEN LEAD TO

MORE MISCONDUCT IN YOUR

VIEW?

WELL, EVERY MEMBER OF THE

MILITARY HAS AN OPPORTUNITY,

THEORETICALLY, TO DECIDE

WHAT THEIR OWN MORAL VALUES

ARE.

BUT WHEN THEY COME INTO THE

MILITARY, THERE ARE CERTAIN

MORAL STANDARDS THAT ARE

EXPECTED OF THEM.

NOW, WHEN YOU HAVE AN

ENVIRONMENT WHERE RELIGION

IS NOT ONLY PROTECTED BUT

PROMOTED, HISTORY SHOWS THAT

YOU CERTAINLY HAVE A MUCH

MORE MORAL CLIMATE, WITH

FEWER PROBLEMS LIKE WE'RE

SEEING TODAY.

BUT WHAT YOU HAVE IN OUR

MILITARY TODAY, IN ALL OF

THE SERVICES -- THIS IS NOT

JUST THE ARMY -- IS YOU HAVE

A SITUATION WHERE THERE IS

AN EFFORT UNDER WAY TO

PUNISH PEOPLE THAT ARE VERY

OPEN ABOUT THEIR FAITH.

AND WE CAN GIVE YOU CHAPTER

AND VERSE FROM OUR RESEARCH

AT THE FAMILY RESEARCH

COUNCIL ABOUT HOW

CHRISTIANS, ESPECIALLY, ARE

BEING PERSECUTED IN OUR

MILITARY TODAY FOR STANDING

FOR THEIR FAITH.

AND WHAT YOU HAVE THEN IS

YOU HAVE CHRISTIANS WALKING

OUT OF THE MILITARY, AND THE

CLIMATE CONTINUES TO

DECLINE.

Heather: LET ME JUST

CUT IN THERE FOR A MINUTE.

WE JUST HAVE A SHORT TIME

LEFT.

AT THIS POINT GOING FORWARD,

WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL

HAPPEN AND HOW CAN WE

ENCOURAGE GREATER CHARACTER

IN OUR MILITARY?

FIRST OF ALL, WE NEED TO

PUT EXTREME PRESSURE ON THE

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO

ENSURE WE PROTECT THE

RELIGIOUS LIBERTIES INSIDE

OUR MILITARY.

THERE ARE MANY GROUPS THAT

ARE WORKING ON THAT RIGHT

NOW.

Heather: ALL RIGHT,

GENERAL BOYKEN, THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU.

Mark: A FORMER NURSE

FROM A PLANNED PARENTHOOD

CALLED THE PLACE EVIL.

SHE TOLD A CATHOLIC

NEWSPAPER SHE WAS ON THE

FENCE ABOUT ABORTION WHEN

SHE FIRST STARTED WORKING

THERE, BUT LATER CHANGED HER

MIND.

SHE SAYS THEY HAD A CHANT

SAYING "ABORTION ALL THE

TIME."

AND ANDERSON DESCRIBES IT AS

A MONEY-GRUBBING, EVIL, VERY

SAD, SAD PLACE TO WORK.

SHE REMEMBERS DIFFICULTIES

SHE EXPERIENCED, INCLUDING

DEALING WITH WOMEN WHO HAD

TERRIBLE REACTIONS TO THEIR

ABORTIONS.

YOU CAN FIND A LINK TO THE

INTERVIEW ON CBNNEWS.COM.

NO MORE BIBLES IN IOWA STATE

UNIVERSITY HOTELS.

THEY ARE BEING REMOVED

ACCORDING TO THE DES MOINES

REGISTER, AFTER A GUEST

COMPLAINED ABOUT THAT TO THE

FREEDOM FROM RELIGION

FOUNDATION.

THE ATHEIST GROUP ASKED THE

UNIVERSITY TO TAKE THE

BIBLES OUT OF THE ROOMS.

IT ARGUED THAT PROVIDING

BIBLES TO GUESTS,

QUOTE,"FACILITATES ILLEGAL

ENDORSEMENT OF CHRISTIANITY

OVER OTHER RELIGIONS AND

NON-RELIGION."

THE BIBLES WERE MOVED TO THE

CAMPUS LIBRARY FOR PEOPLE.

Heather: AND HOW A

CHRISTIAN CONCERT TOUR IS

MAKING A DIFFERENCE COAST TO

COAST.

Mark: WINTER JAM IS ONE

OF THE LARGEST CONCERT

FESTIVALS IN THE NATION.

FILLED WITH HEADLINER

CHRISTIAN MUSIC ACTS, IT

DRAWS SELLOUT CROWDS ACROSS

THE COUNTRY.

OUR NEWEST REPORT, ANGELA,

ATTENDED THE MUSIC FESTIVAL

AND SHE IS HERE NOW.

AND SHE ATTENDED IT IN OUR

AREA.

TELL US ABOUT THIS.

I GUESS THIS HAS BECOME A

MUSICAL PHENOMENAL EVENT,

RIGHT?

OH, MY GOSH.

THE FOUNDERS STARTED IT

ABOUT 19 YEARS AGO, AND THEY

HAD A GROUNDBREAKING NIGHT

IN ATLANTA WITH 30,000

PEOPLE.

THIS PAST SUNDAY, THEY HAD

TO TURN AWAY 3,000 PEOPLE

BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE ARE

JUST SO ON FIRE FOR THIS.

Mark: THAT WAS HERE IN

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA?

YES.

RIGHT HERE IN VIRGINIA

BEACH.

THE UNIQUE THING ABOUT THIS

IS IT IS $10, AND NO TICKETS

REQUIRED.

IT FEATURES LE CRAY, AND A

TON OF DIFFERENT ARTISTS.

AND I GOT A CHANCE TO TALK

TO THE TOURIST SPEAKER, NICK

HALL, AND HE TALKS ABOUT

THOSE WHO HAVE QUESTIONS ARE

REALLY USING TECHNOLOGY TO

HELP PEOPLE GET CONNECTED

WITH THE ANSWERS.

ONE THING WE ENCOURAGE

PEOPLE TO DO HERE AND PEOPLE

CAN DO BACK HOME, THEY CAN

PULL UP THEIR CELL PHONE,

AND ACTUALLY EVERY NIGHT I

DO THIS, AND PEOPLE AT HOME

CAN DO THIS, AND IF YOU TEXT

IN THE WORD RESET, 73738,

THAT WILL SEND YOU A TEXT

MESSAGE BACK AND IT WILL GET

YOU CONNECTED WITH SOME

ENCOURAGEMENT AND SOME

TIPS.

AND WE HAVE A TEAM OF PEOPLE

ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO HELP

PEOPLE IF YOU NEED A CHURCH,

OR EVEN IF YOU NEED TO TALK

TO SOMEONE.

LITERALLY THERE IS SOMEBODY

AVAILABLE ALL OF THE TIME.

Reporter: THAT IS

INCREDIBLE.

AND YOU CAN HAVE

SPIRITUAL CONVERSATIONS.

Reporter: RIGHT NOW

THEY'RE HALF WAY THROUGH THE

TOUR, AND THERE ARE 26

CITIES LEFT.

THEY'VE GOT SOME GREAT

FOUNDATIONS LINED UP IN

CINCINNATI, HOUSTON, AND

EVEN NASHVILLE.

SO YOU CAN FIND OUT ABOUT

THAT LINEUP ON OUR WEBSITE

AT CBNNEWS.COM.

Mark: CINCINNATI IS MY

HOME TOWN.

GOOD TO SEE THAT WINTER JAM

IS HEADED THERE.

THE ATMOSPHERE MUST HAVE

BEEN INCREDIBLE.

I TOOK MY DAUGHTER TO SEE IT

LAST YEAR.

LOVED IT, AND I'M SURE IT

WAS THE SAME THIS YEAR.

YOU SEE GOD AT WORK.

TALK ABOUT THAT?

Reporter: OH, MY GOSH,

IT WAS INCREDIBLE.

EVERYBODY WAS STANDING UP.

I EVEN SAW A GROUP OF NUNS

WITH THEIR HANDS IN THE HAIR

TO LE CRAY.

Mark: GREAT, ANGELA.

WELCOME ABOARD.

AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOU

REPORTING ON THE LIGHTER

SIDE OF CHRISTIAN MUSIC AND

ENTERTAINMENT.

HEATHER?

Heather: THE NEWS BOYS

ARE PART OF THE WINTER JAM

TOUR, AND THEY VISITED CBN

NEWS YESTERDAY, AND OUR

CHARLENE ISRAEL GOT TO TALK

WITH THEM.

SHE ASKED THEM ABOUT THE

HUGE SUCCESS OF THEIR HIT,

WHICH IS "GOD'S NOT DEAD."

WE WERE SO SHOCKED BY HOW

MANY YOUNG PEOPLE -- KIDS

LOVE THAT SONG.

WE CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHY.

THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT

THAT SONG -- MAYBE IT IS THE

ROAR -- THAT ACROSS THE

BOARD, IT IS KIDS FIVE YEARS

AND UP, AND OBVIOUSLY MOM

AND DAD, TOO, THEY RESONATE

WITH SOMETHING IN THAT

SONG.

IT'S GREAT.

Heather: CHARLENE

TALKED WITH THE GUYS ABOUT A

LOT OF THINGS.

YOU CAN SEE THE WHOLE

INTERVIEW ON OUR CBN NEWS

Facebook PAGE, AND WE'LL

BE RIGHT BACK.

Mark: FINALLY TONIGHT,

A 3-POINT SHOT AT A COLLEGE

BASKETBALL GAME IS GOING

VIRAL.

Heather: THE SHOT WAS

MADE BY A VERY SPECIAL

CHAMPION.

54-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL QUINN IS

A BLIND AND MENTALLY

IMPAIRED MAN, WHO DOESN'T

ALLOW HIS DISABILITIES TO

GET THE BEST OF HIM.

HIS 3-POINT SHOT DURING THE

COLLEGE OF THE OZARK GAME

PROVED THAT.

I LIKE BASKETBALL SO

MUCH.

IF I DO MY BEST, THEN

EVERYTHING ELSE WILL BE

OKAY.

Heather: HE PRACTICES

THE 3-POINT SHOTS USING THE

VOICE OF SOMEONE STANDING

BELOW THE BASKET TO GUIDE

HIM TO IT.

HE IS PART OF THE CHAMPION

OZARKS WHICH HELPS PEOPLE

WITH DISABILITIES

PARTICIPATE IN SPORTS.

Mark: WHAT A GREAT WAY

TO END THE NEWSCAST.

THANKS FOR WATCHING.

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