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CBN NewsWatch: March 21, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, March 21: Women, children being 'killed openly' in CAR, Russia second most fled country in the world, and Actor: Personal crisis reason for 'God's Not Dead,' and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

CRISIS IN THE CENTRAL

AFRICAN REPUBLIC.

WHY THE U.N. SAYS FIGHTING

BETWEEN CHRISTIANS AND

MUSLIMS HAS REACHED A

TERRIFYING LEVEL.

Wendy: PLUS, RUNNING

THROUGH HISTORY.

THOUSANDS LACED UP THEIR

SHOES AND TOOK TO THE

STREETS OF THE HOLY LAND.

Mark: AND A LOOK AT A

NEW PLAN TO RESTORE AMERICA

TO GREATNESS.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

WHILE THE WORLD FOCUSES ON

UKRAINE AND THE MISSING

MALAYSIAN JET, A DEADLY

BATTLE IS TAKING PLAGUES IN

THE CENTRAL AFRICA

REPUBLIC.

THEY DESCRIBED SCENES OF

LAWLESSNESS, THOUSANDS HAVE

DIED, AND MORE THAN A

MILLION ARE HOMELESS.

Mark: IN WASHINGTON

THIS WEEK, AN AFRICAN

RELIGIOUS DELEGATION PLEADED

FOR HELP.

JOHN WAGGI REPORTS.

Reporter: OUTSIDE

OBSERVERS PAINT A PICTURE OF

HORROR IN THE CENTRAL

AFRICAN REPUBLIC.

MUTILATION AND COMPLETE

LAWLESSNESS.

AFTER A THREE-DAY VISIT THIS

WEEK, THE HUMAN RIGHTS

COMMISSIONER CALLED THE

SITUATION TERRIFYING.

AT A NEWS CONFERENCE, SHE

ASKED, HOW MANY MORE

CHILDREN HAVE TO BE

DECAPITATED?

HOW MANY MORE WOMEN AND

GIRLS WILL BE RAPED?

HOW MANY MORE ACTS OF CAN

CA CANABALISM WILL THERE BE

BEFORE WE PAY ATTENTION.

THIS CATHOLIC BISHOP IS PART

OF A THREE-MAN DELEGATION

SEEKING HELP IN WASHINGTON.

THE SITUATION IS

CRITICAL.

WE NEED TO ACT IMMEDIATELY

AND WE HAVE MEN AND WOMEN

AND CHILDREN KILLED OPENLY.

Reporter: THE VIOLENCE

BEGAN WHEN MOSTLY REBEL

MUSLIMS NONE AS THE SALAKAS

ATTACKED.

THIS MUSLIM, ANOTHER MEMBER

OF THE DELEGATION IN

WASHINGTON, SAYS THEY'RE NOT

ACTING ACCORDING TO HIS

FAITH.

CERTAINLY THEY'VE

PILLAGED AND BURNED AND

KILLED AND STOLE MANY

VEHICLES AND PLACES THAT

BELONG TO THE CHURCH.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THEY

HAVE ALSO DONE THE SAME

THINGS TO THE ISLAMIC PEOPLE

AS THEY'VE COME.

A GOOD MUSLIM IS SOMEONE WHO

DOESN'T KILL.

Reporter: THE WORLD

PRESS HAS BILLED THE

VIOLENCE AS A BATTLE BETWEEN

CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS.

BUT SOME OBSERVERS SAY THAT

IS NOT ENTIRELY ACCURATE.

CHRISTIANS ARE NOT BEHIND

THE VIOLENCE THERE.

Reporter: JOHN CASTLE

DIRECTS CBN OPERATIONS IN

FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICA.

HE SAYS WHILE CHRISTIANS

HAVE DEFENDED THEMSELVES AND

THEIR FAMILIES, THEY DON'T

FAVOR RETURNING SLAUGHTER

FOR SLAUGHTER.

THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES

AND CHRISTIAN LEADERS ARE

SPEAKING OUT AGAINST THIS

INVASION.

AND IN DEFENSE OF THE

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY, AND

CRYING OUT FOR HELP.

WHATEVER HELP THAT THE WEST

COULD OFFER, TO HELP

ALLEVIATE THE SUFFERING.

Reporter: THE RESISTANT

MOVEMENT TO THE SALAKAS

COMMITTED ITS OWN

ATROCITIES.

CHRISTIANS, LIKE THIS

PASTOR, HAVE TAKEN

PERSECUTED MUSLIMS INTO

THEIR HOME.

THE MUSLIMS HAD TO FLEE,

AND MANY MOVED INTO OUR

CHUMPCHURCHES AND

PARISHES.

Reporter: THE RELIGIOUS

LEADERS IN WASHINGTON ALL

AGREE THAT PRAYER AND

WESTERN HELP ARE BOTH URGENT

NEEDS.

GOD SAYS IN THE BIBLE

THAT WE SHOULD FORGIVE OUR

ENEMIES.

THE PRAYERS HAVE TO BE

ORIENTED TO RECONCILE

HEARTS, TO DISARM HEARTS.

Reporter: JOHN WAGGI,

CBN NEWS.

Wendy: AND FOR MORE ON

THIS DEADLY SITUATION, WE

TURN TO OUR SENIOR

INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT

GARY LANE.

GARY, THE VIOLENCE WE JUST

SAW IN CENTRAL AFRICAN

REPUBLIC IS SHOCKING.

IT IS.

Wendy: WHY AREN'T WE

HEARING MORE ABOUT IT?

THERE IS SO MUCH GOING ON

IN THE WORLD, WITH UKRAINE

AND THE MISSING JETLINER,

AND SYRIA, ONE OF THE WORST

CRISES IN THE WORLD TODAY,

SO I THINK IT IS JUST NOT ON

THE RADAR STREAM.

THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA HASN'T

BEEN REPORTING IT.

IT IS HARD TO GET, AS A

JOURNALIST, TO GET INTO THE

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC,

EXPENSIVE, DIFFICULT, AND

VIOLENT.

WHO WANTS TO GO THERE AS

PEOPLE ARE KILLING ONE

ANOTHER.

Wendy: IT IS NOT JUST

THE MUSLIMS KILLING THE

CHRISTIANS.

YOU SAY THE CHRISTIANS ARE

KILLING THE MUSLIMS?

THIS STARTED ABOUT A YEAR

AGO, WHEN MUSLIMS SEIZED

POWER THERE, AND THEY'RE A

MINORITY IN THE CENTRAL

AFRICAN REPUBLIC.

THEY SEIZED POWER AND THE

MUSLIM MALITIAS STARTED

COMING AND ATTACKING

CHRISTIANS.

AND NOW WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO

CALL THEMSELVES CHRISTIANS,

WHO AREN'T REALLY ACTING IN

THE NAME OF CHRIST, ARE

GOING AND SEEKING

VENGEANCE.

THEY'RE FIGHTING BACK,

SEEKING REVENGE, AND THEY'RE

KILLING MUSLIMS.

Wendy: GARY, YOU HAD A

CHANCE TO TALK WITH THIS

DELEGATION THAT CAME TO

WASHINGTON TO GET SOME

HELP.

WHAT ARE THEY HOPING COMES

FROM THEIR TRIP?

FIRST OF ALL, THEY WANTED

TO RAISE AWARENESS.

AND ONCE AWARENESS IS

RAISED, THEN CONGRESS AND

INDIVIDUALS WILL DO

SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

AND THEY WANT PEOPLE TO

PRAY.

AS YOU SAW IN THAT PIECE

THAT JOHN WAGGI DID, THEY

WANT PEOPLE TO PRAY FOR

RECONCILIATION, FOR CHANGED

HEARTS.

AS PEOPLE PRAY, I THINK THE

HOLY SPIRIT WILL SPEAK TO

THEM AND TELL THEM EXACTLY

WHAT THEY NEED TO DO.

MAYBE SOME PEOPLE, THE HOLY

SPIRIT WILL SAY GO, YOU HELP

YOURSELF.

OTHERS, MAYBE CONTACT

CONGRESS AND WRITE LETTERS

AND THAT SORT OF THING.

Wendy: IS THERE

ANYTHING WE CAN DO IN THE

WEST TO HELP THIS NATION?

THE FIRST THING IS TO GET

INFORMED AND INFORM OTHERS.

I HAVE A BLOG WITH A LITTLE

INTERVIEW ON -- THAT'S A

LITTLE SHAMELESS PROMOTION.

GET INFORMED.

LISTEN TO THESE RELIGIOUS

LEADERS AND WHAT THEY HAVE

TO SAY, AND THEN SHARE IT

WITH OTHERS.

AS PEOPLE BECOME AWARE,

THERE WILL BE PRESSURE ON

CONGRESS TO HELP SUPPORT THE

REFUGEES.

A MILLION PEOPLE ARE

DISPLACED FROM THEIR HOMES,

EITHER IN OTHER COUNTRIES OR

INSIDE THE CENTRAL AFRICAN

REPUBLIC.

Wendy: IT'S A STORY

WE'VE HEARD LITTLE ABOUT.

THANKS, GARY.

Mark: RUSSIA HAS

OFFICIALLY ANNEXED CRIMEA,

DESPITE INCREASED SANCTIONS

FROM THE WEST.

PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN

COMPLETED THE ANNEXATION

TODAY.

AND UKRAINE'S NEW GOVERNMENT

IS DRAWING CLOSER TO THE THE

EUROPEAN UNION, SIGNING A

NEW POLITICAL AGREEMENT WITH

THE E.U.

GEORGE THOMAS REPORTS.

George: PUTIN IS

CHANGING HIS TONE WITH THE

WEST, NOW THAT HIS

ANNEXATION WITH CRIMEA IS

COMPLETE.

HE ANNOUNCED HE SEES NO NEED

TO FURTHER RETALIATE AGAINST

U.S. SANCTIONS.

THIS AS THE SANCTIONS ARE

ALREADY PUTTING PRESSURE ON

RUSSIA'S ECONOMY.

THE STOCK MARKET HAS LOST

MORE THAN 10% IN MARCH.

TWO TOP CREDIT RATING

AGENCIES PUT THE COUNTRY ON

NOTICE OF A POTENTIAL

DOWNGRADE, AND VISA AND

MASTERCARD HAVE STOPPED

SERVING TWO KEY RUSSIAN

BANKS.

TODAY UKRAINE'S PRIME

MINISTER SIGNED A POLITICAL

ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT WITH

THE EUROPEAN UNION, PULLING

THE NATION CLOSER TO THE

CONTINENT.

HE SAYS THE PRESSURE NEEDS

TO STAY ON RUSSIA.

RUSSIA DECIDED TO

ACTUALLY IMPOSE A NEW

POST-COLD WAR ORDER, AND TO

REVISE THE RESULTS OF THE

SECOND WORLD WAR.

George: AUTHOR AND

EXPERT JOE ROSENBERG SAYS

THE WEST HAS ALREADY DROPPED

THE BALL WHEN IT COMES TO

PUTIN, AND THE WEAK RESPONSE

WILL ONLY ENCOURAGE HIM.

NOBODY IS STOPPING HIM.

I THINK WHEN A DICTATOR IS

MOVING THIS WAY AND DOESN'T

SEE ANYONE WITH THE STRENGTH

OF RESOLVE TO STOP HIM, HE

MAY TAKE MORE.

George: GEORGE THOMAS,

CBN NEWS.

Wendy: NEARLY 40,000

PEOPLE LEFT RUSSIA SEEKING

ASYLUM LAST YEAR, MAKING IT

THE SECOND MOST FLED COUNTRY

AROUND THE WORLD.

THE UNITED NATIONS REFUGEE

AGENCY POINTS TO GROWING

UNREST IN THE RUSSIAN REGION

OF CHECHNYA.

SYRIA TOPS THE U.N. LIST,

HOWEVER.

MORE THAN 56,000 SYRIANS

SOUGHT ASYLUM IN 2013, MORE

THAN DOUBLING THE PREVIOUS

YEAR'S NUMBER.

THE U.N. CREDITS INCREASING

VIOLENCE AND THE SYRIAN

CIVIL WAR WITH THAT SPIKE.

AND SAYS IF THE SITUATION

REMAINS, THE NUMBER OF THOSE

SEEKING ASYLUM FROM SYRIA

WILL RISE AGAIN THIS YEAR.

Mark: THE SEARCH FOR

THE MISSING MALAYSIAN

AIRPLANE IS ABOUT TO ENTER

ITS THIRD WEEK, AND STILL NO

SIGNED OF FLIGHT 370.

SATELLITE IMAGES SPOTTED IN

THE INDIAN OCEAN RAISED

HOPES, BUT SEARCH PLANES AND

SHIPS HAVE YET TO FIND THE

POSSIBLE DEBRIS.

AND MALAYSIAN AUTHORITIES

ARE BEING QUESTIONED ABOUT

WHY IT TOOK SO LONG TO MOVE

THE SEARCH.

Wendy: THOUSANDS OF

RUNNERS FROM AROUND THE

WORLD TOOK TO THE STREETS OF

THE HOLY LAND.

IT WAS PART OF THE JERUSALEM

MARATHON.

AS CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS,

THEY LITERALLY RAN THROUGH

HISTORY.

Reporter: SOME 26,000

RUNNERS GATHERED FOR THE

FOURTH ANNUAL JERUSALEM

MARATHON.

2500 OF THEM CAME FROM 55

NATIONS TO RUN THE RACE.

WE'RE GOING TO SEE THE

BEAUTY OF THE CITY, THE MOST

BEAUTIFUL CITY IN THE

WORLD.

Reporter: THE COURSE

RUNS THROUGHOUT JERUSALEM,

BUT THE HIGHLIGHT FOR MANY

IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO RUN

THREE JERUSALEM'S CITY HERE

AT THE GOFA GATES.

FOR ME, IT IS A DREAM

COME TRUE.

IT IS A WONDERFUL DAY.

Reporter: THERE ARE

THREE MAIN RACES, A 10

KILOMETRE, A HALF MAR SHON,

AND A FULL 42 KILOMETRE,

26.2-MILE MARATHON.

AND THERE IS A HALF MILE

RACE TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE

NEEDY.

AMIR CAME UP WITH THE IDEA

FOR A MARATHON, AND HE ALSO

RUNS IN THE RACE.

HAVING SUCH A STRONG,

WONDERFUL INTERNATIONAL

MARATHON, WE'RE BECOMING ON

THE SHORT LIST OF MARATHONS

THAT ALL WANT TO DO AT LEAST

ONCE IN THEIR LIFETIME.

Reporter: THE COURSE IS

CHALLENGING SINCE JERUSALEM

IS, AS THE BIBLE SAYS, A

CITY SET ON A HILL.

IT IS THE HARDEST.

Reporter: THESE

AMERICANS CAME WITH A

MESSAGE.

I WANT TO SPREAD THIS

MESSAGE ALL OVER THE WORLD.

I AM HERE TO RUN ON HOLY

GROUND, 26.2 MILES.

I WISH I COULD RUN

BARE-FOOTED.

I HAVE TO RESPECT THIS

LAND.

IT IS A HOLY LAND AND I LOVE

IT.

I AM RUNNING BAREFOOT.

WHY?

BECAUSE I WILL BE IN GOOD

COMPANY OF MANY OTHER HOLY

PEOPLE WHO HAVE TRAVERSED

THESE HILLS BAREFOOT.

Reporter: SOME HAVE A

CAUSE.

OTHERS WILL TAKE A NEW

MESSAGE BACK WHEN THEY GO

HOME.

ALL WE USED TO GET IS ON

THE NEWS.

THAT JERUSALEM IS QUITE A

DANGEROUS PLACE.

BUT AFTER WE'VE BEEN HERE, I

THINK IT IS A VERY GOOD AND

NICE CITY.

WE WILL SPREAD THE MESSAGE

TO OUR FRIENDS THAT ISRAEL

AND JERUSALEM IS A SAFE

PLACE TO VISIT.

IT IS A VERY NICE CITY.

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, GOFA

GATE, JERUSALEM.

Wendy: COMING UP, CATCH

A SPEAK PEEK OF "GOD'S NOT

DEAD," A NEW MOVIE ABOUT

FAITH UNDER FIRE.

Mark: WELCOME BACK.

A NEW FILM ABOUT FAITH HITS

THE BIG SCREEN TODAY.

Wendy: TONIGHT'S THE

NIGHT.

"GOD'S NOT DEAD," FOCUSES ON

A COLLEGE STUDENT WHO RISKS

FAILING A CLASS IN ORDER TO

STAND UP FOR HIS FAITH.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM SAT DOWN WITH

THE FILM'S STARS.

SPHAIR SPHAIRS AS FAR AS

MY FRIEND, JESUS, MY LIFE

BELONGS TO GOD AND JESUS.

Reporter: IT'S A FIRST

FOR THE FAMILY, WHO HAS

TURNED DUCK CALLS INTO A

MULTI-MILLION EMPIRE,

INCLUDING THE HIT REALITY

TELEVISION SERIES "DUCK

DYNASTY."

IT IS A GREAT YEAR FOR

FAITH-BASED MOVIES.

WE JUST HAPPEN TO BE PART OF

IT.

JESUS SAID THIS, WHOEVER

ACKNOWLEDGES ME BEFORE MAN,

HE WILL ACKNOWLEDGE BEFORE

THE FATHER IN HEAVEN.

WHOEVER DISOWNS ME, I'LL

DISOWN HIM TO THE FATHER.

THOSE WORDS ARE WRITTEN IN

RED, SO THEY'RE IMPORTANT.

WE THOUGHT THE SCRIPT WAS

PHENOMENAL.

Reporter: "GOD'S NOT

DEAD" STARS KEVIN SORBO.

HE PLAYS A COLLEGE

PHILOSOPHY PROFESSOR, WHO IS

AN ATHEIST, AND HE IS BENT

ON CONVINCING HIS STUDENTS

THERE IS NO GOD.

YOU THINK YOU'RE SMARTER

THAN ME?

DO YOU THINK THERE IS ANY

ARGUMENT YOU CAN MAKE THAT I

WON'T HAVE AN ANSWER FOR.

I NEVER SAID I WAS

SMARTER.

THAT'S THE FIRST

INTELLIGENT THING YOU'VE

SAID.

I WANT TO MAKE THIS CLEAR,

IN THAT CLASSROOM, THERE IS

A GOD, AND I'M HIM.

I HAVE FRIENDS WHO ARE

ATHEIST.

AND I DON'T MIND HAVING

THOSE CONVERSATIONS WITHOUT

THE WHOLE ANGER THING

ENTERING INTO IT.

I FIND IT VERY STRANGE THAT

SO MANY ATHEISTS SPEND SO

MUCH TIME AND HATRED TOWARDS

PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BELIEVE

IN GOD AND BELIEVE IN

JESUS.

IT IS WEIRD TO ME.

Reporter: KEVIN WAS

RAISED IN A CHRISTIAN HOME

AND PERSONALLY ACCEPTED

JESUS INTO HIS LIFE WHEN HE

WAS JUST 13 AT A BILLY

GRAHAM CRUSADE.

IT IS HIS FAITH THAT IS HAS

SUSTAIN HIM.

AND HE IS STILL BEST KNOWN

FOR THE MEGA HIT TELEVISION

SERIES "HERCULES."

I'VE DONE 40 MOVIES SINCE

THEN.

I'M SHOOTING ONE NOW AND I

HAVE ANOTHER ONE AFTER

THIS.

KNOCK ON WOOD, THANK GOD I'M

STILL WORKING.

Reporter: AND FAITH HAS

SUSTAINED THIS HOLLYWOOD

HUSBAND AND FATHER THROUGH

TOUGH TIMES.

AT THE HEIGHT OF HIS CAREER,

HE SUFFERED AN ANEURYSM IN

HIS LEFT ARM, EYESIGHT

FAILURE, LOSS OF BALANCE,

SLURRED SPEECH, AND THREE

STROKES.

I JUST BROKE DOWN AND

CRIED.

I FELT LIKE THERE WAS A

DEATH IN THE FAMILY.

I FELT LIKE SOMEBODY HAD

DIED, AND IT WAS ME.

Reporter: HE STILL

REMEMBERS HIS PRAYER TO GOD

IN THAT TIME OF CRISIS.

HELP ME TO FIND THE

ACCEPTANCE IN THIS.

IF THIS IS THE BEST I'M

GOING TO BE, THEN HELP ME

FIGHT THROUGH THIS EVERY

DAY.

BECAUSE IT WAS TOUGH.

Reporter: WITH HIS WIFE

BY HIS SIDE, HE DID FIGHT

HIS WAY BACK.

AND THAT PERSONAL

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD IS

PART OF THE REASON HE

BELIEVES GOD WANTED HIM TO

TAKE THIS LATEST ROLE.

GOD WANTS US TO SPEAK OUR

OWN JOY.

YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH

JOY I WILL HAVE FAILING

YOU.

I NEEDED HOPE AND FAITH

TO KEEP PUSHING MYSELF PAST

EVERY SINGLING DAY OF WHAT I

WAS GOING THROUGH AND WHAT I

FELT.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: THAT LOOKS

REALLY WELL-ACTED, DOESN'T

IT.

"GOD'S NOT DEAD" IS RATED

P.G. AND IS NOW IN THEATERS

NATIONWIDE.

STICK AROUND; WE'LL BE RIGHT

BACK.

Wendy: THE WARNING

SIGNS ARE ALL AROUND US, AND

SOME SAY AMERICA IS IN DEEP

TROUBLE, POLITICALLY,

ECONOMICALLY, AND SOCIALLY.

Mark: PEOPLE WONDER, IS

THERE ANY HOPE FOR BETTER

DAYS AHEAD.

ONE POLITICAL INSIDER SAYS

HE HAS THE ANSWER.

TAKE A LOOK.

EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK, THERE

IS PLENTY TO MAKE YOU WORRY

ABOUT AMERICA.

AN OVERPOWERING GOVERNMENT

THAT TAXES TOO MUCH AND

SPENDS MORE THAN IT TAKES

IN.

A COUNTRY WHERE TRADITIONAL

MARRIAGE IS IN DECLINE WHILE

DRUG USE, PORNOGRAPHY AND

HUMAN TRAFFICKING ARE ON THE

RISE.

A COUNTRY WHERE FOUR OUT OF

10 CHILDREN ARE BORN OUT OF

WEDLOCK, AND WHERE THE

I.R.S. HA HARASSES

CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATIONS.

WHAT CAN TURN BACK THIS

DOWNWARD SPIRAL.

RALPH REID SAYS IT BEGINS

WITH A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING.

RALPH REID IS THE FOUNDER OF

THE FREEDOM IN RELIGION

COALITION, AND HE HAS

WRITTEN A NEW BOOK.

AND HE JOINS US NOW.

GREAT TO BE HERE.

Mark: THIS IS YOUR

FIRST NON-FICTION BOOK IN 18

YEARS.

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO WRITE

IT?

I THINK AFTER THE 2012

ELECTIONS, I LOOKED AT THE

STATE OF THE COUNTRY.

WE LIVE IN A NATION WHERE

ROUGHLY ONE OUT OF EVERY TWO

MARRIAGES ENDS IN DIVORCE,

WHERE FOUR OUT OF EVERY 10

BABIES THAT WILL BE BORN IN

AMERICA THIS YEAR WILL BE

BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK, NOT

KNOWING THEIR FATHER, MANY

NEVER KNOWING THEIR FATHER.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE

FUNCTIONAL ILLITERACY RATE

FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES,

YOU LOOK AT OUR ECONOMY,

$17 TRILLION DEBT, A ANEMIC

GROWTH, WE'RE LOOKING MORE

LIKE THE EURO ZONE, FROM

EVEN LAST DECADE WHEN WE

CREATED SO MANY JOBS.

YOU DO HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF,

IF THERE HAD BEEN OTHER

GREAT POWERS THAT CAME AND

WENT, SPAIN, GREAT BRITAIN,

ROME, GREECE -- ARE WE

FALLING?

Mark: IS AMERICA

DESTINED FOR THAT?

IT IS NOT DESTINED FOR

IT.

I THINK THAT A NATION,

CONFIGUREATE AS OURS CANNOT

ENDURE, BUT IT NEED NOT

PERISH.

THROUGHOUT AMERICAN HISTORY,

WHETHER IT WAS SLAVERY OR

CIVIL RIGHTS OR THE PERIOD

LEADING UP TO THE AMERICAN

REVOLUTION AND INDEPENDENCE,

THERE WERE A LOT OF SIMILAR

SIGNS OF CULTURAL DECAY AND

SIN ISSUES, LIKE SLAVERY.

AND IN EACH INSTANCE THERE

WAS A MORAL AND SPIRITUAL

AWAKENING THAT CHANGED THE

MORAL SENTIMENTS OF THE

PEOPLE, CHANGED OUR CULTURE,

AWAKENED PEOPLE TO WHAT WAS

WRONG AND WHAT NEEDED TO BE

CORRECTED, AND ULTIMATELY

AFFECTED OUR POLITICS IN

EVERY CASE.

IT HAS HAPPENED BEFORE AND

IT CAN HAPPEN AGAIN.

Mark: YOU ALSO TALK

ABOUT AN ASSAULT ON

CHRISTIANITY.

HOW CAN WE FIGHT BACK?

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO

BATTLE BACK AGAINST THIS

ATTACK ON OUR CORE BELIEFS?

UNFORTUNATELY, I THINK

BOTH IN A CULTURE, POPULAR

CULTURE, HOLLYWOOD, AS WELL

AS IN THE LEGAL CULTURE, AND

IN POLITICS, ANTI-CHRISTIAN

BIGOTRY IS THE LAST

ACCEPTABLE FORM OF BIGOTRY.

AND WHETHER IT IS PEOPLE

LIKE BILL MARH OF HBO SAYING

PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN THE

BIBLICAL ACCOUNT OF NOAH ARE

IDIOTS, BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE

IN THE BIBLE.

OR WHETHER IT IS THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION GOING INTO

FEDERAL COURT AND ARGUING IN

THE HOSANNA TAPER CASE THAT

A LUTHERAN CHURCH DID NOT

HAVE THE RIGHT TO HIRE AND

FIRE ITS OWN MINISTERS, OR

WHETHER IT IS THE I.R.S.'S

HARASSMENT OF NOT JUST TEA

PARTY ORGANIZATIONS, BUT

ORGANIZATIONS LIKE MINE, THE

FAITH AND FREEDOM

COALITION.

THE MOST RECENT ATTEMPTS BY

THE I.R.S. WOULD ACTUALLY

OUTLAW VOTER REGISTRATION

AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF

VOTER GUIDES IN EVANGELICAL

CHURCHES BY GROUPS LIKE

FAITH AND FREEDOM.

SO THE ANSWER TO YOUR

QUESTION IS, YOU HAVE TO

STAND AND FIGHT.

AND WE, AS CHRISTIANS,

SHOULDN'T BE ASHAMED TO

STAND AND FIGHT.

Mark: AND A LOT OF

TIMES THAT STANDING IS ON

OUR KNEES.

IT IS ON U OUR KNEES,

AND ALSO IN THE CIVIL

ARENA.

REMEMBER WHEN THE APOSTLE

PAUL WAS ABOUT TO BE

ARRESTED FOR PREACHING THE

BIBLE, HE DIDN'T JUST SAY

FLOG ME.

HE WAS A ROMAN CITIZEN AND

HE APPEALED ALL THE WAY TO

CAESAR.

AND AS A RESULT OF HIS

MUSCULAR EXERCISE OF HIS

CITIZENSHIP, THE GOSPEL WENT

ALL THE WAY TO THE COURTS OF

ROME.

YES, LIVE ON YOUR KNEES,

PRAY, BUT REMEMBER YOUR

BIRTH RIGHT AS A CITIZEN IS

A PRECIOUS BIRTH RIGHT.

IT HAS BEEN PURCHASED WITH

THE BLOOD OF PATRIOTS.

DON'T TAKE IT FOR GRANTED,

AND DON'T BE ASHAMED OR

RETICENT IN ASSERTING IT IN

A VERY MUSCULAR WAY.

Mark: WE'RE CITIZENS OF

THIS COUNTRY, BUT ALSO

CITIZENS OF THE KINGDOM OF

GOD.

AMEN.

THAT'S RIGHT.

Mark: RALPH REID, ONCE

AGAIN THE BOOK IS,

"AWAKENING, HOW AMERICA CAN

TURN FROM ECONOMIC AND MORAL

DESTRUCTION BACK TO

GREATNESS," AND IT IS

AVAILABLE WHEREVER BOOKS ARE

SOLD.

RALPH, IT HAS BEEN A

PLEASURE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

HAVING ME.

Mark: GOD BLESS YOU.

Wendy: GREAT STUFF.

UP NEXT, A LOOK A WHAT

INSPIRED THESE COLLEGE

STUDENTS TO SHAVE THEIR

HEADS.

Mark: THIS WEEK A GROUP

OF STUDENTS IN NEW YORK WENT

BALD FOR A CAUSE.

RAISING MONEY FOR CANCER

RESEARCH.

Wendy: THAT'S RIGHT.

THEY CALL THE EVENT

"ST. BALDRICS."

THEY CAME TOGETHER FOR THE

ANNUAL EVENT, SHAVING THEIR

HEADS TO DONATE THEIR HAIR

TO CANCER PATIENCE, AND TO

SHOW SUPPORT, TO INSPIRE

OTHERS TO DONATE AS WELL.

21-YEAR-OLD JACKIE HERO

DECIDED TO SHAVE HER HEAD,

IN HONOR OF HER BOYFRIEND

CHRISTOPHER, WHO LOST HIS

BATTLE WITH BRAIN CANCER.

HE FOUGHT TO THE LAST

DAY.

HE IS THE STRONGEST PERSON I

WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO KNOW.

Wendy: ST. BALDRICS

MISSION IS TO RAISE

AWARENESS ABOUT CHILDHOOD

CANCER, AND TO RAISE MONEY

FOR THE MOST CUTTING-EDGE

RESEARCH, NO PUN INTENDED --

CUTTING THEIR HAIR OFF.

Mark: WHAT A NOBLE

CAUSE.

THAT'S ALL FOR THIS EDITION

OF "NEWSWATCH."

Wendy: REMEMBER YOU CAN

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