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CBN NewsWatch: March 25, 2014

On CBN Newswatch March 25: Pro-Lifers fear implications of a Hobby Lobby loss, Obama proposes end to NSA data collection, and Jet Victims' families accuse Malaysia of cover-up, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH" HOBBY

LOBBY MAKES ITS CASE.

THE CHRISTIAN OWNED COMPANY AT

THE SUPREME COURT FIGHTING THE

PRESIDENT'S HEALTH CARE PLAN.

PLUS MONITORING AMERICANS.

A LOOK AT HOW THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION PLANS TO MOVE

FORWARD WITH THE NSA'S PHONE

PROGRAM.

AND MEET THE UNCONVENTIONAL

PASTOR OF HILL SONG CHURCH IN

NEW YORK CITY.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH." GOOD EVENING I AM

MARK MARTIN.

AND I AM LORIE JOHNSON.

HOBBY LOBBY LOBBIED THE SUPREME

COURT TO FREE IT FROM A

'OBAMACARE' MANDATE.

THEY FORCE THE COMPANY TO COVER

CONTRACEPTIVES THAT KILL OR FACE

MASSIVE FINES.

THE FAMILY SAYS THEIR

RELIGIOUS FORBID THOSE

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SEPTEMBER -- CONTRACEPTIVES AND

SHOULD BE FORCED TO COMPLY.

REPORTER: THEY BELIEVE THEY

SHOULDN'T HAVE TO GIVE

CONTRACEPTIVES OFFERED UNDER

'OBAMACARE.' OTHERS SAY LEADERS

SHOULDN'T BE FORCED TO PROVIDE

CONTRACEPTIVES THAT KILL JUST

BECAUSE THEY OWN A BUSINESS.

REPORTER: DEMONSTRATORS FOR

AND AGAINST GATHERED BY THE

HUNDREDS AS THE COURT HEARD THE

MOST IMPORTANT LIBERTY CASE.

DEMONSTRATORS ARE REVVED UP AND

WILL BE THROWN INTO A LEGAL

LIMBO.

HOBBY LOBBY IS ONE OF THE

CHRISTIAN OWNED BUSINESSES THAT

BROUGHT THIS CASE.

THE CHOICES OF THE GOVERNMENT

IS UNFAIR AND OUR GREAT NATION

FOUNDED ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

REPORTER: THIS IS THEIR START

CHOICE.

FOR A COMPANY LIKE HOBBY

LOBBY OPTION TO PAY 475 MILLION

PER YEAR FINE OR 26 MILLION

DOLLAR PER YEAR OR COMPLY.

REPORTER: THE BUSINESS OWNER

BELIEFS SAY THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE

TO TRUMP WHAT THEY BELIEVE.

FOR MILLIONS OF WOMEN AND

PREVENTIVE CARE IS TRUMPED BY A

HANDFUL OF CEO'S WHO HAVE THEIR

OWN PERSONAL OPINIONS.

ACCESS TO CONTRACEPTIVE CARE

CAN HELP IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF

OUR NATION AND LORD KNOWS WE

NEED TO SEE THAT HAPPEN.

WHAT THESE BUSINESS OWNERS

ARE AGREEING TO IS DESTRUCTION

OF HUMAN LIFE.

IT IS ABOUT THE DESTRUCTION

OF LIFE.

AS SOON AS THE GOVERNMENT SAYS

TO A BUSINESS OR RELIGIOUS GROUP

THAT YOU HAVE TO ALLOW THIS, YOU

HAVE TO COOPERATE, THEN THERE

ARE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE ENTIRE

MOVEMENT.

REPORTER:

THE PICTURE OF A HOBBY LOBBY

SAYING THIS IS NOT A CHURCH.

RELIGION ONLY BELONGS IN CHURCH.

THERE IS A MOVEMENT IN OUR

COUNTRY TO -- AND NOT ALLOW IN

THE PUBLIC EFFECTION AFFECTION

OF FAITH.

A RESEARCH POLL SHOWS 56% OF

AMERICANS SAY RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

IS ON THE DECLINE.

OTHER INSTANCES PLAYING OUT IN

WISCONSIN.

GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER, RECENTLY

TWEETED PHILIPPIANS 4:13, I CAN

DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST

THAT STRENGTHENS ME.

FREEDOM FROM RELIGIOUS -- SAYING

THE GOVERNOR IS USING HIS

POSITION TO PROMOTE

CHRISTIANITY.

THEY SAY TO SAY I CAN DO ALL

THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO

STRENGTHENS, ME SEEMS MORE LIKE

A THREAT.

GOVERNOR WALKER IS NOT TAKING

DOWN THE POST AND WANTED TO

SHARE IT.

CBN NEWS WANTS TO HEAR WHAT YOU

HAVE TO SAY CONNECT AND SHARE

YOUR THOUGHTS.

HE IS READY TO MAKE SWEEPING

CHANGES TO THE DATA COLLECTION

PROGRAM ASKING CONGRESS TO PASS

LEGISLATION THAT WOULD END THE

BULK MONITORING OF AMERICAN

PHONE CALLS.

GARY LANE HAS THE STORY.

GARY: IT WAS NSA LEAKER

EDWARD SNOWDEN WHO FIRST

REVEALED DETAILS OF THE NATIONAL

SECURITY AGENCY SWEEPING PROGRAM

TO COLLECT AND STORE PHONE CALLS

OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS.

FOR MONTHS, PRESIDENT OBAMA AND

TOP ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS

ARGUED THE NSA'S EFFORTS

NECESSARY IN PREVENTING

TERRORIST ATTACKS AND GOVERNMENT

STOP COLLECTING AND STORING BULK

INFORMATION.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: OVERALL I AM

CONFIDENT IT ALLOWS US TO DO

WHAT IS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO

DEAL WITH THE DANGERS OF

TERRORISTIC THREATS AND THE

CONCERNS PEOPLE RAISED.

GARY: PRESIDENT AGREES WITH

CONGRESS, ONLY PHONE COMPANIES

SHOULD HOLD ON TO THE RECORDS

AND GOVERNMENT GAIN ACCESS ONLY

WHEN NEEDED.

NSA PHONE SURVEILLANCE COULD

TAKE THE NATION DOWN A SLIPPERY

SLOPE OF MAJOR PRIVACY

VIOLATIONS.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: WE HAVE TO

MAKE IMPORTANT DECISIONS ABOUT

HOW TO PROTECT OURSELVES AND

WITH HOLDING THE IDEALS AND

CONSTITUTION REQUIRE.

GARY: MR. OBAMA SAYS THE

GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO WIN BACK THE

TRUST OF COUNTRY AND ORDINARY

CITIZENS.

HE SAYS IT CAN BE DONE OVER

TIME, PRIVACY, RULE OF LAW AND

INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS.

IF CONGRESS AGREES, THEY WILL

LIMIT DATA COLLECTION AND

MINIMIZE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF

REPUBLICANS.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

STEPPING DOWN AFTER HARSH

CRITICISM OVER HIS HANDLING OF

RUSSIA ANNEXATION OF CRIMEA.

ABOUT ONE-THIRD HAVE LEFT THE

REGION AND RUSSIA SUSPENDED FROM

THE G8 OVER ITS INVOLVEMENT.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: WE ARE

UNITED IN OUR SUPPORT OF THE

GOVERNMENT, WE ARE UNITED IN

IMPOSING A COST ON RUSSIA FOR

ITS ACTIONS SO FAR.

WARNED RUSSIA COULD BE FORCED

AT ANY TIME.

PUTIN INSISTS HE HAS NO PLANS TO

INVADE FURTHER.

83 MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

SUPPORTERS WERE IN COURT IN

EGYPT INCLUDING THE LEADER OF

THE GROUP.

AFTER MORE THAN 500 LEADERS

SENTENCED TO DEATH IN A MASS

TRIAL.

DEFENDANTS ARE CHARGED WITH

MURDER.

IN APRIL, MORE DEATH SENTENCES

HANDED OUT.

BAD WEATHER IN THE SOUTHERN

INDIAN OCEAN IS MAKING THE

SEARCH FOR FLIGHT 370 DIFFICULT.

THIS IS THE AREA THE OFFICIALS

SAY THE PLANE WENT DOWN.

AS GEORGE THOMAS REPORTERS,

VICTIM'S FAMILIES AND CHINESE

GOVERNMENT WANT PROOF.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS MORE.

REPORTER: TRIPLE 7 ON ROUTE

MISS, SATELLITE DATA SAYS THEY

ENDED ITS JOURNEY IN THE INDIAN

SEAS.

FLIGHT 370 ENDED IN THE

SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.

THE CEO SAYS WE DON'T KNOW WHY

OR HOW THIS TERRIBLE TRAGEDY

HAPPENED.

YET OFFICIALS ARE STILL NO

CLOSER TO ANSWERING THE MOST

PRESSING QUESTIONS WHY AND HOW

DID THE PLANE VEER SO

DRASTICALLY OFF COURSE,

TERRORISM, HIJACKING OR --

MECHANICAL FAILURE.

LOCATING THE PLANE'S BLACK BOX

IS CRITICAL IN THE NEXT FEW

DAYS.

FOR THE FAMILIES OF THE 239

PEOPLE ON BOARD THE MALAYSIAN

AIRLINES FLIGHT 370 IS THE NEWS

THEY FEARED THE MOST.

SADNESS AND ANGER CAME POURING

OUT AS FAMILIES TRIED TO COME TO

TERMS.

NEW THEY SAY THE PLANE WENT DOWN

IN THE SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN,

WHAT ARE THEY BASING THIS ON?

REPORTER: IN BEIJING,

RELATIVES DEMONSTRATED OUTSIDE

THE MALAYSIAN EMBASSY.

GOVERNMENT ALSO ASKING THEM TO

RELEASE SATELLITE IMAGES.

EXPERTS FEAR THE PLANE MAY HAVE

SUNK 23,000 FEET UNDER THE

INDIAN OCEAN.

NONE SURVIVED, I DON'T

BELIEVE THAT.

DANGEROUS WEATHER CONDITIONS

FORCED AUSTRALIAN AUTHORITIES TO

CALL OFF TODAY'S SEARCH.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS.

SLOWING DOWN THE SEARCH FOR

SURVIVORS OF WASHINGTON'S

STATE'S MUD SLIDE, 14 CONFIRMED

DEAD AND 176 UNACCOUNTED FOR.

PRESIDENT OBAMA DECLARED A STATE

OF EMERGENCY FOR THE AREA AND

NATIONAL GUARD JOINING THE

SEARCH EFFORTS.

RAINY CONDITIONS MAKING IT

DIFFICULT.

DESPERATE FAMILY MEMBERS USING

CHAIN SAWS AND TO DIG THROUGH

THE RUBBLE TO FIND THEIR LOVED

ONES.

THEY BELIEVE WE WILL NOT FIND

ANYONE LIVE.

I AM A MAN OF FAITH AND BELIEVE

IN MIRACLES.

NUMBER MISSING IS EXPECTED TO

DROP SINCE MANY OF THE REPORTS

MAYBE DUPLICATES.

COMING UP, SHE IS CALLED THE

BRAVE GERMAN WOMAN, HOW SHE

STOOD UP AGAINST RADICAL ISLAM.

ISLAM IS ON THE MARCH ACROSS

EUROPE GAINING MORE POWER AND

INFLUENCE ALL THE TIME.

IN GERMANY, ONE COURAGEOUS

CHRISTIAN WOMAN DECIDED TO STAND

UP TO IT.

DALE HURD EXPLAINS.

REPORTER: SHE BECAME KNOWN ON

THE INTERNET AS THE BRAVE GERMAN

WOMAN.

LAST YEAR WHEN AN IMAM WAS

INVITED TO PRAY.

SHE STOOD UP AND SAID JESUS

CHRIST, NOT ALLAH IS LORD OF

GERMANY.

SHE REPEATED THE WORDS OF

MARTIN LUTHER FROM 1521.

THE YOUTUBE VIDEO AND STORY BY

CBN NEWS HAVE GONE VIRAL ON THE

INTERNET.

SHE HAS PLACED HER OWN LIFE AT

RISK FOR PUBLICALLY ATTACKING

ISLAM.

WELCOME, HEIDI.

THANK YOU.

WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO GO TO

INTERFAITH CONCERT AND PROCLAIM

JESUS CHRIST IS LORD OVER

GERMANY?

IT IS THE TRUTH.

I HAVE TO STAND UP WHEN SUCH

THINGS HAPPEN IN MY COUNTRY.

I HAVE TO PROTECT MY COUNTRY, MY

INHERITANCE.

TALK ABOUT THE CONCERT.

I WAS PRAYING SHORTLY BEFORE

THE CONCERT WOULD TAKE PLACE.

I THINK ONE OF THE HALF HOUR

BEFORE.

I WAS ASKING JESUS, SHALL I GO

THERE?

DO YOU WANT IT?

I AM PROUD SOMETHING AND THE

KNOW IT WAS THE LORD, HIMSELF

ROSE UP IN MYSELF.

I KNEW I WOULD GO.

WHEN YOU WERE AT THE CONCERT,

YOU FEEL LIKE THERE WAS A

CERTAIN TIME PERIOD WHEN NOW IS

WHERE YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO SPEAK

OUT.

CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THAT?

WHEN WE CAME INTO THE CHURCH

AND SAW MARTIN LUTHER BIG

MONUMENT AND WHAT WAS WRITTEN IN

FRONT OF THE MONUMENT, WE FELT

SUCH PAIN IN OUR HEARTS AND

SOULS AND SPIRIT.

WE COULD NOT UNDERSTAND.

WE WERE HURT.

I CANNOT EXPLAIN IT, SUCH A

SITUATION INSIDE OF US.

IMAM STOOD UP AND YEAH, SHOUTED

HIS ALLAH AKBAR, I KNEW I HAD TO

DO WHAT I HAD IN MY MIND BEFORE

I TOOK MY GERMAN FLAG WAS

WRITTEN, JESUS CHRIST IS LORD.

IT MEANS JESUS CHRIST IS LORD

OVER GERMANY.

I KNEW I HAD SECONDS, ONLY OR

ONE MINUTE, I DIDN'T KNOW.

I KNEW I WOULD HAVE ONLY A SHORT

TIME TO DO WHAT I HAD TO DO.

AND I DID IT.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE REACTION TO

WHAT YOU DID?

REACTION IS MANY CHRISTIANS

OF THE WORLD ENCOURAGED

INCLUDING GERMANS.

YOU HAVE TO KNOW THAT GERMANS

ARE A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT.

MANY OF THEM KNOW US, THEY KNOW

ME BECAUSE MY HUSBAND AND ME WE

HAVE BEEN ORGANIZING SEVERAL

INTERNATIONAL JESUS MARCHES IN

FRANKFORT AND KIND OF SURPRISED

AND OTHER GREAT EVENTS, MANY IN

FRANKFORT KNOW ME AND IT WAS

STRANGE BECAUSE THEY CAME TO ME

AND SAID WHAT YOU DID.

YEAH, I WAS NOT UNDERCOVER

ANYMORE.

THIS WAS A NEW SITUATION.

BIBLE SAYS IF WE ACKNOWLEDGE

CHRIST, HE'LL ACKNOWLEDGE US

BEFORE HIS FATHER.

YOU ARE DEFINITELY AN

ACKNOWLEDGER OF CHRIST, THANK

YOU FOR YOUR WORK.

WONDERFUL WORK FOR THE KINGDOM,

GOD BLESS YOU, HEIDI.

GOD BLESS YOU.

UP NEXT, HOW LEAVING THE

WALLS OF A TRADITIONAL CHURCH IS

HELPING ONE PASTOR REACH

THOUSANDS.

ONE OF THE TOP CHRISTIAN

CHARITIES IN THE U.S. SAYS IT

WILL HIRE APPLICANTS IN SAME-SEX

MARRIAGES.

THE PRESIDENT OF WORLD VISION

SAYS THE MOVE IS NOT AN

ENDORSEMENT OF GAY MARRIAGE AND

DEFERS TO THE AUTHORITY OF LOCAL

-- ABSTINENCE OUTSIDE OF

MARRIAGE.

THEY HOPE IT WILL KEEP THE FOCUS

ON OUTREACH TO THE POOR.

PASTOR CARL LENT IS JOINING

THOUSANDS OF FOLLOWERS EACH WEEK

TO HIS CHURCH IN THE HEART OF

THE NEW YORK CITY, MANY OF WHOM

WOULD NOT WALK THROUGH THE DOOR

OF A TRADITIONAL CHURCH.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS TONIGHT'S

FOCUS REPORT.

I KNOW YOU ARE NOT LOOKING

FOR PERFECT PEOPLE, YOU ARE

LOOKING FOR AVAILABLE ONES.

EVERY SUNDAY, THOUSANDS FLOCK

TO HILL SONG CHURCH IN NEW YORK

CITY.

COMPLETE WITH STROBE LIGHTS,

CONCERT LIKE WORSHIP AND

UNCONVENTIONAL LEADER IN CARL

LENT.

35-YEAR-OLD PASTOR LOOKS MORE

LIKE A ROCK STAR, LEATHER

JACKETS AND JEANS INSTEAD OF A

SUIT AND TIE.

OUR CHURCH IS AWESOME, I LOVE

IT.

I SAY IT IS EXTREMELY IMPERFECT.

I DON'T COME TO CHURCH BECAUSE

THERE ARE LOTS OF HYPOCRITES.

HILL SONG LOCATED INSIDE A

NIGHTCLUB ATTRACTING MUSICIANS,

NBA PLAYERS AND YOUNG

CELEBRITIES.

OUR CHURCH IS ABOUT

EXPERIENCING THE POWER OF GOD.

THE ONLY THING THAT CHANGES

PEOPLE'S LIVES IS THE POWER OF

THE HOLY SPIRIT.

POP ICON JUSTIN BIEBER MAKING

HEAD LINES FOR HIS RUN INS WITH

THE LAW VISITED THE CHURCH AND

TWEETED ABOUT THE SERVICE SAYING

LOVED MY GUY NYC FOR THE AMAZING

SERMON.

LOVE YOU, MAN.

I BROKE DOWN TODAY.

THERE ARE NOW REPORTS BIEBER IS

PLANNING TO BE BAPTIZED.

I LOVE BIEBER.

HIS BEHAVIOR, HE IS FIGURING IT

OUT.

WHAT SHOULD WE DO?

IS HE EVEN A CHRISTIAN?

WITH JUSTIN, I TELL PEOPLE,

GRACE IN ACCEPTANCE DOESN'T MEAN

APPROVAL.

I CAN ACCEPT YOU AS A HUMAN

BEING AND NOT APPROVE OF YOUR

ACTIONS.

WITH JUSTIN, IT IS NOT MY JOB TO

BE HIS POLICE OFFICER.

IT IS MY JOB TO BE A FRIEND.

THAT IS ALL I AM.

HE CO-FOUNDED THE CHURCH TWO

YEARS AGO AS AN EXTENSION OF THE

HILL SONG CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA.

HE IS QUICK TO POINT OUT HIS

CHURCH IS OPEN TO PEOPLE FROM

ALL WALKS OF LIFE.

THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT

FAMOUS, WE SHOULD BE REACHING

BOTH.

WHEN IT COMES TO CELEBRITIES,

THEY ARE PEOPLE LAST TIME I

CHECKED.

NOT SO QUICK TO ADDRESS MORAL

ISSUES.

DURING AN APPEARANCE ON KATIE

COURIC.

HE WAS ASKED IF HE HAD A MORAL

IMPERATI

IMPERATIVE, HE TOLD CBN NEWS, HE

DOESN'T WANT TO MAKE BLANKET

STATEMENTS ABOUT MORALITY.

HOMOSEXUALITY IS SOMETHING WE

ARE LOOKING AT.

I WOULD RATHER TALK TO PEOPLE ON

MY OWN THAN MAKE A BIG BOLD

STATEMENT, SOMEBODY ALREADY

OSTRACIZED.

I HATE IT WHEN I TALK TO SOMEONE

WHO HAS A PRECONCEIVED NOTION OF

WHAT I AM GOING TO SAY OR DO.

I DON'T THINK IT IS FAIR.

I DISRESPECTFULLY DECLINE TO

ANSWER IN MOST FORUMS.

HE HAS CRITICS WHICH HELP

MAKE HIM BETTER.

I DON'T HAVE IT ALTOGETHER.

THERE ARE AREAS WH E AM DRYING

TO DO BETTER.

I OFTEN WANT TO BE UNDERSTOOD.

I NEVER WRITE CRITICISM OFF.

MOST PEOPLE WHO CRITICIZE US

DON'T KNOW US.

MANY ASK IF CARL IS THE NEXT

BIG THING IN CHRISTIANITY.

TO THAT, HE SIMPLY SAYS.

I KNOW ME.

SO I DON'T THINK SO.

I DON'T THINK WE NEED ANOTHER

BIG THING.

I THINK WE HAD A BIG THING TO

THE CROSS ON CALVARY.

I THINK I AM THE SMALL THING.

WE'LL LET PEOPLE SAY WHAT THEY

WANT TO SAY.

IF YOU START LIVING OFF THE

PRAISES OF PEOPLE, YOU'LL DIE

FROM THE CRITICISM AS WELL.

CHARLENE AARON, CBN NEWS.

UP NEXT; THE LIFE SAVING

TRICKS THIS DOG AS LEARNED.

A DIFFERENT KIND OF DOG IS

MAKING A DIFFERENCE ON THE

CALIFORNIA CAMPUS.

A SERVICE DOG HELPING SAVE

ONE STUDENT'S LIFE.

KIERSTON BARTON HAS TYPE 1

DIABETES.

THE LAB RAISES HIS PAW IF HER

BLOOD SUGAR IS TOO HIGH AND BOWS

DOWN IF IT IS TOO LOW.

OTHER DOGS -- THIS DOG COMES

INTO CLASS AND LAYS DOWN WHICH

IS NOT THE FOCUS OF ATTENTION.

WHICH IS GOOD, WE WANT THEM TO

BE FOCUSSED.

KIERSTON SAYS GLORY HAS

HELPED HER COME TO TERMS WITH

HER CONDITION WHILE LEARNING AT

THE SAME TIME.

GREAT STORY.

THAT IS ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

FOR THIS EDITION OF "NEWSWATCH."

YOU CAN E-MAIL YOUR COMMENTS AND

QUESTIONS AT "NEWSWATCH" AT

CBN.COM GOOD NIGHT.

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