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CBN NewsWatch: April 11, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, April 11: Sebelius resigns after botched Obamacare rollout; U.S. mulls ceding World Wide Web oversight; Pakistan judge orders execution of Christian couple; and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," KATHLEEN

SEBELIUS STEPS DOWN.

MORE ON THE RESIGNATION OF

THE WOMAN BEHIND THE BOTCHED

HEALTH CARE ROLLOUT.

Wendy: PLUS, MANAGING

THE INTERNET.

WHY SOME CONSERVATIVES ARE

PUSHING THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION TO MAINTAIN

CONTROL OVER THE WEB.

Mark: AND HOW AN

UNDERGROUND COFFEE PROJECT

IS HELPING SET FOLKS FREE

FROM A LIFE OF SIN OF

CRIME.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

WELL, NEARLY TWO WEEKS AFTER

THE OFFICIAL ENROLLMENT

DEADLINE OF THE AFFORDABLE

CARE ACT, HEALTH AND HUMAN

SERVICES SECRETARY KATHLEEN

SEBELIUS IS STEPPING DOWN.

Mark: PRESIDENT OBAMA

PRAISED HER WORK IN THE ROSE

GARDEN CEREMONY, WHERE HE

NOMINATED HER SUCCESSOR.

President Obama: THERE

ARE 7.5 MILLION PEOPLE WHO

HAVE HEALTH CARE INSURANCE,

MOST FOR THE VERY FIRST

TIME, BECAUSE OF THE WOMAN

STANDING NEXT TO ME TODAY.

Mark: TAKING OVER WILL

BE SYLVIA MATHEWS BURWELL.

THE NEW POSITION IS PENDING

SENATE CONFIRMATION.

KATHLEEN SEBELIUS IS OFTEN

CREATED WITH THE BOTCHED

ROLLOUT OF OBAMACARE, AND

REPUBLICANS ARE ISSUING

FRESH CALLS TO REPEAL THE

MEASURE.

THEY SAY WHILE KATHLEEN

SEBELIUS MAY BE LEAVING, THE

PROBLEMS WITH THE LAW ARE

STILL HERE.

CAITLIN BURKE HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION, HOPING A NEW

FACE IN CHARGE OF HEALTH AND

HUMAN SERVICES WILL SIGNIFY

A FRESH START FOR

OBAMACARE.

THE WEBSITE HAS NEVER

CRASHED.

IT IS FUNCTIONAL, BUT AT A

VERY SLOW SPEED.

Reporter: KATHLEEN

SEBELIUS' TERM AT H.H.S. WAS

PLAGUED BY THE DISASTEROUS

ROLLOUT OF THE HEALTH CARE

LAW, INCLUDING THE CRIPPLING

GLITCHES OF HEALTH CARE

HEALT HEALTHCARE.GOV.

WE DO NOT HAVE ANY

RELIABLE DATA AROUND

ENROLLMENT.

Reporter: AND SHE BORE

RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE

CONTRACEPTION MANDATE THAT

FORCES RELIGIOUS BUSINESS

OWNERS AND GROUPS TO PROVIDE

DRUGS THAT MAY INDUCE

ABORTION.

ULTIMATELY, IT IS THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TELLING

PEOPLE OF FAITH TO VIOLATE

THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, AND

IF YOU DON'T, YOU'LL SUFFER

FINES AND PENALTIES.

Reporter: STILL,

REPUBLICANS SAY IT IS NOT

KATHLEEN SEBELIUS THAT IS

FLAWED, BUT, RATHER, THE

HEALTH CARE LAW SHE

DEFENDED.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS

TAUGHTING NEW ENROLLMENT

MEMBERS.

THEY SAID 7.5 MILLION PEOPLE

SIGNED UP BY THE MARCH

DEADLINE, EXCEEDING

EXPECTATIONS.

BUT TWO NEW REPORTS CAST

DOUBT ON THE NUMBERS.

THE OFFICIAL TIMES CITES

STUDIES.

THEY SHOW 3.9 MILLION PEOPLE

ACTUALLY ENROLLED INSURANCE

PLANS, A NUMBER THAT FALLS

FAR BELOW THE

EXPECTTATIONS.

AND THOSE WHO DID ENROLL,

DON'T PROVIDE THE SUPPORT

NEEDED.

EXPRESS SCRIPTS FOUND THAT

THE INCOMING ENROLLEES

REQUIRE MORE MEDICAL

ATTENTION THAN PREVIOUS

HEALTH POOLS, SIGNS THAT

HUGE CHALLENGES STILL REMAIN

FOR OBAMACARE.

ALL WAITING FOR THE NEW

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

SECRETARY.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: DAVID

CHRISTENSEN IS WITH THE

FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL AND

JOINS US FROM OUR WASHINGTON

BUREAU.

DAVID, WHAT DOES KATHLEEN

SEBELIUS' EXIT MEAN FOR THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION?

I THINK SECRETARY

KATHLEEN SEBELIUS HAS BEEN

AN ADVOCATE OF OBAMA'S

HEALTH CARE.

IT VIOLATES RELIGIOUS

FREEDOMS OF AMERICANS, IT

THREATENED THEIR JOBS, AS

WELL AS ABORTION FUNDING,

AND HIGHER PREMIUMS AND

COSTS.

I THINK THEY WANTED TO TRY

TO CHANGE THE FACE OF

OBAMACARE AND THE

MISMANAGEMENT BEFORE IT GETS

TOO CLOSE TO THE ELECTION,

QUITE FRANKLY.

Wendy: ACCORDING TO THE

ADMINISTRATION, THE HEALTH

CARE ACT IS FINALLY SEEING

SOME SUCCESS, SO WHY THE

RESIGNATION NOW?

WELL, IT ASSUMED THAT

THEY HAVE 7.5 MILLION ACTUAL

ENROLLED MILLION AMERICANS

IN HEALTH CARE.

WE KNOW THAT H.H.S., AND

SECRETARY KATHLEEN SEBELIUS,

DOES NOT KNOW HOW MANY OF

THOSE WERE PEOPLE WHO LOST

HEALTH CARE COVERAGE.

ABOUT FIVE MILLION WERE

ESTIMATED TO HAVE LOST

DIRECT HEALTH CARE BECAUSE

OF OBAMACARE.

AND WE ALSO KNOW THEY DON'T

KNOW HOW MANY OF THESE

AMERICANS WHO HAVE ENROLLED

HAVE ACTUALLY PAID.

SO, YOU KNOW, I JUST TALKED

TO A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER

TODAY FROM SOUTH CAROLINA,

WHO RUNS A SMALL BUSINESS

THAT HANDLES MEDICAL

BILLING.

AND THEY SAID IT HAS BEEN AN

ABSOLUTE DISASTER.

THE DOCTORS AREN'T GETTING

PAID, AND THE INSURANCE

COMPANIES CAN'T ESTIMATE HOW

MUCH IT IS GOING TO CAUSE

THEM.

IT HAS BEEN A MAJOR

PROBLEM.

AMERICANS -- FRANKLY, A LOT

OF AMERICANS HAD HEALTH

INSURANCE THEY LIKED.

THEY HAVE LOST THEIR

INSURANCE.

THIS HAS NOT BEEN SOMETHING

THAT WORKS.

AND FRANKLY -- GO AHEAD.

Wendy: SORRY TO

INTERRUPT.

I WANTED TO ASK YOU ABOUT

SYLVIA MATHEWS BURWELL.

THAT NAME SOUNDS FAMILIAR.

AND WE GOOGLED HER, AND SHE

IS FROM WEST VIRGINIA, AND I

THINK WE BOTH WENT TO W.D.U.

AT THE SAME TIME.

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT HER?

WE DON'T KNOW A LOT ABOUT

HER.

SHE IS THE DIRECTOR OF

MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET.

SO SHE IS CLEARLY A

MANAGER.

CLEARLY THEY WANTED TO GET

SOMEBODY IN THERE WHO MAYBE

DOES A BETTER JOB OF

MANAGING OBAMACARE'S

IMPLEMENTATION.

BUT THIS IS NOT JUST SIMPLY

HIRING A BUREAUCRAT AND

DOING A BETTER JOB AT

MANAGEMENT PRACTICE.

THIS IS FUNDAMENTAL FLAWS

WITH OBAMACARE ITSELF.

WHEN THE GOVERNMENT IS

TRYING TO DICTATE TO DOCTORS

AND INSURANCE COMPANIES,

WHAT THEY HAVE TO COVER, AND

HOW MUCH IT HAS TO COST.

I HEARD IN YOUR PIECE

EARLIER, THE WHOLE ISSUE OF

FORCING CHARITIES AND GROUPS

LIKE THE LITTLE SISTERS OF

THE POOR TO VIOLATE THEIR

CONSCIENCE ON

ABORTION-RELATED DRUGS --

THIS HAS REALLY BEEN A MAJOR

PROBLEM.

WE KNOW THAT CONGRESSIONAL

MEMBERS HAVE ASKED QUESTIONS

OF H.H.S. REPEATEDLY, DOES

OBAMACARE PLANS AND

EXCHANGES COVER ELECTED

ABORTION.

THERE IS AN ABORTION

SURCHARGE IN THE LAW.

AND SECRETARY KATHLEEN

SEBELIUS REFUSED TO ANSWER

THOSE QUESTIONS.

SO THIS IDEA OF TRANSPARENCY

AND MANAGEMENT IS A

FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEM.

I DON'T KNOW THAT A NEW

PERSON RUNNING H.H.S. IS

GOING TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM.

I KNOW A LOT OF MEMBERS HAVE

TO ASK QUESTIONS COMING UP.

Wendy: WE'LL FIND OUT.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR

INSIGHTS.

MARK?

Mark: AND EVEN WITH THE

TROUBLED ROLLOUT OF THE

PROGRAM, THE ADMINISTRATION

IS CLAIMING SUCCESS.

BUT MANY EXPERTS SAY THE

TRUE MEASURE OF SUCCESS WILL

COME WITH FUTURE ELECTIONS.

OBAMACARE IS EXPECTED TO

PLAY A BIG ROLE IN THIS

YEAR'S MID-TERM ELECTIONS.

A RECENT WALL STREET JOURNAL

NBC NEWS POLL FINDS 70% OF

REPUBLICANS SAY THEY'LL MORE

LIKELY VOTE FOR A CANDIDATE

WHO PLEDGES TO REPEAL THE

HEALTH CARE LAW.

77% OF DEMOCRATS SAY THEY'LL

VOTE FOR SOMEONE WHO PLEDGES

TO KEEP THE MEASURE IN PLACE

AND WORK TO MAKE IT BETTER.

REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS ARE

PUSHING THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION TO SLOW DOWN

ITS PLAN TO GIVE UP SOME OF

ITS CONTROL OF THE WORLD

WIDE WEB.

CRITICS SAY THE MOVE COULD

BE BAD FOR FREE SPEECH AND

EVEN WISHES.

JENNIFER WISHON HAS THAT

STORY FROM WASHINGTON.

AMERICA HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE

MAIN PLAYER IN MANAGING THE

WORLD WIDE WEB.

EVEN CONSERVATIVES WHO

TYPICALLY WANT TO LIMIT THE

ROLE OF GOVERNMENT SAY IT IS

AN EXAMPLE OF WASHINGTON

DOING SOMETHING WELL.

IT IS A VERY RELAXED

CONTROL.

WHICH IS WHY I THINK WE HAVE

SEEN THE INTERNET GROW TO BE

AN INCREDIBLE VOICE OF

FREEDOM, NOT JUST IN THE

UNITED STATES BUT AROUND THE

WORLD.

Reporter: IN THE LATE

'90s, THE COMMERCE

DEPARTMENT FIRMED THE

INTERNET CORPORATION FOR

ASSIGNED NAMES OF NUMBERS,

OR ICAN, WHICH GOVERNS THE

SYSTEM THAT ASSIGNS WEBSITE

ADDRESSES AND DIRECTS

INTERNET TRAFFIC.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT EVERY

E-MAIL, EVERY TRANSACTION.

BUT FOLLOWING EDWARD

SNOWDEN'S REVELATIONS ABOUT

AMERICA'S SPYING ACTIVITIES,

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS

FEELING INTERNATIONAL

PRESSURE TO GIVE AWAY THE

AUTHORITY TO DIRECT WEB

TRAFFIC.

EVEN THE HEAD OF ICAN SAYS

EVERYONE WITH AN INTEREST IN

THE INTERNET DESERVES A

VOICE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF

IT AS EQUAL PARTNERS.

BUT THE BIG QUESTION IS, IF

THE INTERNET INTO IN U.S.

HANDS, WHO'S HANDS DO WE

TRUST?

CHINA AND RUSSIA ARE WAITING

IN THE WINGS TO FILL A

VACUUM.

AND THERE IS A GREAT FEAR

THAT THE INTERNET WILL

EVENTUALLY WIND UP UNDER THE

CONTROL OF THE U.N.

ORGANIZATION, CALLED THE

INTERNATIONAL

TELECOMMUNICATIONS UNION.

IT IS CONTROLLED BY BAD

ACTORS.

THEY HAVE PASSED A

RESOLUTION THROUGH THAT WILL

ALLOW GOVERNMENTS TO SHUT

OFF WEBSITES.

Reporter: INDEED, MANY

CRITICS WORRY IF ANOTHER

COUNTRY OR COUNTRIES TAKE

OVER MANAGING THE WEB, IT

COULD LEAD TO THE

SUPPRESSION OF FREE SPEECH

AND POLITICAL DESCENT,

POSSIBLY EVEN HURTING

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS OVER

THE WEB.

CONGRESS IS CONSIDERING TWO

ACTIONS: ONE DELAYS THE

TRANSFER OF CONTROL.

ANOTHER REQUIRES

CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL

BEFORE THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION CAN ACT.

AND THERE IS BIPARTISAN

CONCERN.

EVEN FORMER PRESIDENT BILL

CLINTON THINKS THE

ADMINISTRATION'S PLANS ARE A

BAD IDEA.

A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE

BEEN TRYING TO TAKE THIS

AUTHORITY AWAY FROM THE

UNITED STATES WANTED TO DO

IT FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF

CRACKING DOWN ON INTERNET

FREEDOM.

AND LIMITING IT AND HAVING

GOVERNMENTS PROTECT THEIR

BACKSIDES, INSTEAD OF

EMPOWERING THEIR PEOPLE.

Reporter: MANY

AMERICANS ARE ALSO

CONCERNED.

NEARLY 120,000 PEOPLE HAVE

SIGNED THIS PETITION TO KEEP

THE CONTROL OF THE INTERNET

IN THE LAND OF THE FREE.

JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Wendy: ARIZONA ABORTION

CLINICS WILL NOW FACE

SURPRISE INSPECTIONS.

LAWMAKERS PASSED A BILL THIS

WEEK REMOVING THE WARRANT

REQUIREMENT LAW FOR

SO-CALLED SNAP INSPECTIONS

OF CLINICS.

MOST REPUBLICANS BELIEVE IT

PROTECTS THE LIVES OF WOMEN

AND CHILDREN, WHILE MOST

DEMOCRATS SAY IT HURTS

WOMEN'S HEALTH AND ACCESS TO

ABORTION.

THE BILL GOES TO ARIZONA'S

GOVERNOR FOR FINAL

APPROVAL.

PRO-ABORTION GROUPS PLAN ON

CONTESTING IT IN COURT IF IT

BECOMES LAW.

Mark: MIKE HUCKABEE IS

WARNING CONSERVATIVE

LAWMAKERS NOT TO BACK AWAY

FROM SOCIAL ISSUES.

HUCKABEE SAYS IF WINNING NEW

VOTERS MEANS THE G.O.P.

COMPROMISES ON ISSUES

EVANGELICALS CARE ABOUT, THE

PARTY MIGHT JUST LOSE SOME

OF ITS BASE.

IT LEAVES THEM AT HOME.

THEY JUST DON'T GO VOTE.

WHICH THEY DIDN'T DO VERY

STRONGLY IN 2012.

THERE WERE FEWER EVANGELICAL

VOTERS WHO VOTED FOR ROMNEY

THAN McCAIN.

SO THIS NOTION THAT DON'T

MENTION THOSE ISSUES BECAUSE

YOU MIGHT OFFEND THE VOTERS

WHO ARE LEANING LEFT -- YOU

BETTER WORRY ABOUT ARE YOU

GOING TO LEAVE AT HOME, COOL

OFF, AND COMPLETELY CHILL

OUT THE VOTERS WHO WILL SAY,

I HAVE REALLY NO ONE TO

CARRY THE ISSUES THAT MATTER

TO ME.

Mark: AND FOR MORE OF

DAVID'S INTERVIEW WITH MIKE

HUCKABEE, YOU CAN VISIT HIS

BLOG, THE BRODY FILE, AND

YOU'LL FIND IT AT OUR

WEBSITE, CBNNEWS.COM.

Wendy: NATO IS URGING

RUSSIA TO PULL BACK ITS

TROOPS FROM UKRAINE'S

BORDER.

NEW SATELLITE PICTURES

REVEAL AN ESTIMATED 40,000

RUSSIAN TROOPS GATHERED

THERE.

THE IMAGES SHOW TANKS,

ARMORED VEHICLES, ARTILLERY,

AND AIRCRAFT PARKED AND

READY FOR ACTION AT A SERIES

OF MAKESHIFT STAGING POSTS.

NATO'S SECRETARY-GENERAL

SAYS IF RUSSIA IS SERIOUS

ABOUT OPENING A DIALOGUE,

THOSE TROOPS NEED TO GO.

Mark: COMING UP,

SENTENCES FOR A CHRISTIAN

COUPLE CONVICTED OF

BLASPHEMYING MOHAMMED.

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHERE.

Mark: WELCOME BACK.

SYRIA HAS UNTIL JUNE 30th

TO ELIMINATE ITS CHEMICAL

WEAPONS PROGRAM.

ACCORDING TO THE WORLD

CHEMICAL WEAPONS WATCHDOG,

THE COUNTRY STILL HAS A

CHANCE OF MEETING THE

DEADLINE, BUT ONLY IF IT CAN

REMOVE ALL OF ITS

INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING NERVE

GAS.

PRESIDENT BASHAR HAS ALREADY

MET SEVERAL DEADLINES.

A WEAPONS DESTROYER IS

WORKING TO ELIMINATE SERIOUS

STOCKPILE AS EARLY AS MAY.

Wendy: A JUDGE IN

PAKISTAN HAS SENTENCED A

CHRISTIAN COUPLE TO DEATH ON

FALSE CHARGES OF BLASPHEMY.

THE JUDGE ORDERED THEIR

PERSECUTION AFTER CONVICTING

THEM OF SENDING A TEXT

MESSAGE CRITICAL OF THE

PROPHET MOHAMMED.

GARY LANE HAS THE DETAILS.

Reporter: SCENES LIKE

THESE HAVE BECOME ALL TOO

FAMILIAR IN PAKISTAN.

MILITANT MUSLIMS GO ON A

RAMPAGE, READY TO BEAT

ANYONE SIMPLY ACCUSED OF

BLASPHEMY AGAINST THEIR HOLY

BOOK, FAITH, OR PROPHET.

AND IMAM IN THE CITY OF

GOZRA ACCUSED THIS CHRISTIAN

AND HIS WIFE OF TEXTING HIM

A BLASPHEMOUS MESSAGE

AGAINST MOHAMMED.

THE POLICE ARRESTED AND

JAILED THE COUPLE.

KEITH DAVIES OF THE GROUP

"RESCUE CHRISTIANS," SAYS

THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST THE

TWO ARE BOGUS.

THE WIFE CANNOT WRITE.

SHE IS A AN ILLITERATE.

AND THE HUSBAND IS A CRIPPLE

FROM THE WAIST DOWN.

THEY HAD A CELL PHONE THEY

LOST.

THEY REPORTED IT MISSING TO

THE OWNER OF THE STORE.

THE STORE MANAGER TESTIFIED

IN COURT IT WAS REPORTED

MISSING TO HIM.

Reporter: DESPITE A

LACK OF EVIDENCE, HE AND HIS

WIFE WERE SENTENCED TO

DEATH.

DAVIES SAYS THE MUSLIMS

BRIBED BOTH THE PROSECUTOR

AND JUDGE ASSIGNED TO THE

CASE.

WE HAD PEOPLE WHO HAD

PRIVATE MEETINGS WITH THE

JUDGE, AND HE SAID, ARE YOU

CRAZY.

I HAVE TO SENTENCE THEM TO

DEATH OTHERWISE I WILL BE

KILLED.

Reporter: LIKE DAVIES,

JEFF KING BELIEVES THE

CHRISTIAN COUPLE WILL

EVENTUALLY BE RELEASED.

NOW THE COUPLE WILL SIT

IN PRISON FOR THE NEXT FIVE

TO SIX YEARS UNTIL IT

REACHES A HIGH COURT.

THEY'RE OFTEN RELEASED THEN

IF THEY'RE NOT KILLED IN

PRISON.

IN THE MEANTIME, WHAT

HAPPENS WITH THEIR KIDS.

Reporter: THEY'VE BEEN

WITHOUT THEIR PARENTS.

HAVE THEY BEEN ABLE TO SEE

THEIR PARENTS?

NO.

THEY CANNOT SEE THE PARENTS

BECAUSE THEY'RE ALSO

THREATENED WITH DEATH.

THE EXTREMISTS THERE WANT TO

KILL THE WHOLE FAMILY.

Reporter: THE

GRANDFATHER IS NOT A YOUNG

MAN.

I'M SURE HE IS CONCERNED

ABOUT HIS HEALTH AND THE

LONGEVITY OF HIS ABILITY TO

CARE FOR THESE CHILDREN.

YES.

HE IS 86 YEARS OLD.

SO HE CAN'T -- HE IS NOT IN

A POSITION TO PROVIDE AID

AND TO BRING THESE CHILDREN

UP.

BUT OUR ORGANIZATION HAS THE

ABILITY TO HELP THESE

CHILDREN.

Reporter: THESE

PAKISTANI CHRISTIANS ARE NOT

ALONE.

OTHERS STILL WASTE AWAY IN

PRISON, ALSO ACCUSED OF

BLASPHEMY, ALSO SENTENCED TO

DEATH.

CASES LIKE THIS AND OTHER

MAKE A LOT OF NOISE AND THEY

GET SOME ATTENTION.

BUT THE TRAGEDY IS THERE ARE

SO MANY MORE AND THEY'RE

SITTING QUIETLY, AND NOBODY

KNOWS ABOUT THEM.

Reporter: WHAT CAN BE

DONE?

BOTH KING AND DAVIES SAYS

THE U.S. GOVERNMENT GIVES

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS EACH

YEAR TO PAKISTAN, AND WITH

THAT MONEY COMES POLITICAL

LEVERAGE.

OUR GOAL IS TO SECURE

THEIR RELEASE, AND WE'RE

GOING TO PUT AS MUCH

PRESSURE AS WE POSSIBLY CAN

TO TRY TO DO THAT.

WE ALL KNOW TO PRAY, BUT

AT THE SAME TIME, WE HAVE TO

GET ON THE PHONE TO OUR

LEGISLATORS AND SAY WHAT IS

GOING ON.

WHITWITHOUT STRONG

POLITICAL PRESSURE FROM THE

UNITED STATES, IT IS NOT

GOING TO HAPPEN.

Reporter: GARY LANE,

CBN NEWS.

Wendy: TO SEE MORE OF

THE INTERVIEWS, LOG ON TO

THEGLOBALLANE.COM.

Mark: UP NEXT, HOW ONE

MINISTRY IS USING COFFEE

BEANS TO HELP TRANSFORM

LIVES.

Mark: MILLIONS OF

AMERICANS GET CAUGHT UP IN

DRUG ADDICTION AND THE CYCLE

OF CRIME.

AND THEY OFTEN GET STUCK

THERE.

Wendy: PRISONS HAVE A

POOR RECORD OF HELPING THESE

PEOPLE BREAK FREE.

BUT AS CAITLIN BURKE

REPORTS, ONE MINISTRY IS

SEEING SOME REMARKABLE

SUCCESS BECAUSE OF COFFEE.

Reporter: IT IS MORNING

IN THIS SMALL TOWN OF

BERLINGTON.

AND IN THE BASEMENT OF THIS

100-YEAR-OLD BANK BUILDING,

THE UNDERGROUND COFFEE

PROJECT BEGINS ANOTHER DAY'S

WORK.

THESE MEN COME FROM A

DIFFERENT KIND OF

UNDERGROUND: GANGS, PRISON,

DRUG ADDICTION.

I WAS A HEROIN ADDICT AND

A METH ADDICT AND A COCAINE

ADDICT, AND I USED ALL OF

THOSE ON A DAILY BASIS.

AND SO FOR 17 YEARS I WAS IN

AGREEMENT WITH EVIL.

Reporter: AT

UNDERGROUND COFFEE, IT IS

ABOUT MORE THAN JUST

ROASTING THE COFFEE BEANS.

THERE IS A PROFOUND MESSAGE

FOR THE MEN IN HOW THE BEANS

GET FROM THIS TO THIS.

THESE COLD, HARD, UGLY

BEANS COME INTO THE

ROASTER.

AND THE HEAT CHANGES THEM

AND CHANGES THEIR CHARACTER

AND CHANGES THEIR

APPEARANCE.

IT CHANGES THEIR AROMA AND

THEIR FLAVOR.

Reporter: AND THAT'S

EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED WITH

ZACH.

IN TIME, THE FIRE OF THE

HOLY SPIRIT CRACKED HIS

SHELL, TURNING THIS ONCE

ANGRY MAN INTO A SERVANT OF

GOD.

WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE IN

LIFE NOW?

TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS

WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE

SUFFERING, AND TO SUFFER

WITH OTHERS.

PEOPLE WOULD GO TO PEOPLE'S

SUFFERING AND SUFFER WITH

THEM.

AND EVEN WHEN THEY'RE GUILTY

AND FULL OF SIN, THAT DIDN'T

SEPARATE HIM FROM THEM.

Reporter: THE

UNDERGROUND COFFEE PROJECT

IS PART OF TIERRA NUEVA, A

MINISTRY WITH A HEART FOR

PEOPLE.

AND IT ALL BEGAN WITH THE

BEANS.

HONDURAS, 1981, NEWLYWEDS

BOB AND GRACIE WERE DEEPLY

MOVED BY THE POVERTY THERE.

MOST OF THE PEOPLE THERE

ATTRIBUTED THEIR POVERTY TO

GOD'S WILL.

WHEN WE BEGAN DISCIPLING IN

FARMING PRACTICE, AND THEY

HAD THE SAME RESULTS WE DID,

SUDDENLY GOD WAS OFF THE

HOOK IN A SENSE, AND THAT

OPENED THE WAY FOR US TO

TALK ABOUT GOD DIFFERENTLY.

Reporter: BUT IT BECAME

CLEAR THE LAST THING THOSE

HONDURAN PEASANTS WANTED WAS

A SERMON.

IN SPANISH, IT IS THE

SAME AS A SCOLDING.

MOST OF THE PEOPLE WE WORK

WITH ASSUME THAT CHURCH IS

REALLY A PLACE WHERE YOU GO

TO BE REMINDED OF ALL OF THE

THINGS YOU'RE NOT DOING.

Reporter: BOB EXPLAINS

IN HIS BOOK, "READING THE

BIBLE WITH THE DAMNED," HOW

HE HELPED THEM DISCOVER FOR

THEMSELVES THE TRUTH OF

GOD'S UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.

IN TIME TIERRA NUEVA, OR NEW

EARTH, WAS FORMED.

IN 1994, BOB AND GRACIE

MOVED BACK TO WASHINGTON.

AND BOB MET JULIO.

I TRIED TO GET HELP

BEFORE AND I ALWAYS GOT

TURNED DOWN BECAUSE OF MY

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND BECAUSE

I WAS AN ACTIVE GANG

MEMBER.

BUT BOB ALWAYS ACCEPTED ME

WITH OPEN ARMS AND TOLD ME

JESUS LOVED ME NO MATTER

WHAT.

Reporter: BUT JULIO'S

SHELL WAS ESPECIALLY HARD TO

CRACK, DUE IN PART TO HIS

GANG TIES AND HARD-CORE DRUG

ADDICTION.

FOR 18 YEARS HE WAS IN AND

OUT OF JAIL.

FINALLY HE HAD NOWHERE ELSE

TO TURN.

A BOUNTY HAD BEEN PUT ON HIS

HEAD.

JULIO WAS ON THE RUN.

I WAS PRAYING, AND I

SAID, GOD, I'LL SURRENDER TO

YOU.

Reporter: HE

IMMEDIATELY GOT ON A BUS AND

HEADED BACK TO THE VALLEY.

WE BAPTIZED HIM FIVE DAYS

AFTER HE CAME.

WE JUST WATCHED HIM GROW

INTO AN AMAZING SORT OF MAN

OF GOD.

AND SO I GUESS I REALLY

BELIEVE IN THE IMPORTANCE OF

PERSEVERANCE.

I DIDN'T FEEL I WAS

WORTHY OF GOD'S LOVE FROM

ALL OF THE BAD THINGS I HAD

DONE IN MY PAST.

I WAS, LIKE, HOW COULD GOD

WANT TO USE ME.

AND PASTOR ROBERTS SAID,

REMEMBER PAUL?

HE WAS A CREWS FIR CRUCIFY

ER AND GOD USED HIM.

Reporter: HUMILITY AND

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, THEY

BEAR WITNESS, AS MODERN DAY

SOULS ARE TRANSFORMED INTO

THE IMAGE OF CHRIST.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS,

SAGET COUNTY, WASHINGTON.

Mark: LOVE CONQUERS

ALL.

UP NEXT, HOW STUDENTS FROM

ONE HIGH SCHOOL HELPED A

CLASSMATE HAVE THE NIGHT OF

HER LIFE.

Mark: PROM NIGHT IS

OFTEN SOMETHING HIGH

SCHOOLERS LOOK FORWARD TO

FOR YEARS.

Wendy: INDEED.

I RECALL ALL OF MINE.

I WENT TO SEVERAL.

THAT'S WHY SOME STUDENTS AT

A TEXAS SCHOOL SURPRISED A

VERY DESERVING CLASSMATE.

15-YEAR-OLD KENNEDY BROWN

HAS BEEN BATTLING BRAIN

CANCER FOR A COUPLE OF

YEARS.

HER CONDITION IS GETTING

WORSE, SO HER BEST FRIENDS

PUT TOGETHER A PLAN TO GIVE

HER A PROM NIGHT SHE WOULD

NEVER FORGET.

WE WANTED TO DO THIS FOR

HER SO SHE COULD GET THIS

EXPERIENCE WE'RE ALL GOING

TO GET.

I WROTE THIS SONG AND I

SANG IT TO HER, ASKING HER

OUT TO PROM.

IT IS NICE TO SEE HER

SMILE AFTER ALL SHE HAD BEEN

TO.

Wendy: WOW!

STUDENTS DRESSED UP AND

DANCED AND AWARDED KENNEDY

THE TITLE OF PROM QUEEN.

AND THE PRINCIPAL GAVE

KENNEDY AN HONORARY DEGREE.

WHAT GREAT FRIENDS.

Mark: THAT'S WHAT I WAS

THINKING, WHAT GREAT

FRIENDS.

Wendy: SHE GOT TO

EXPERIENCE THE PROM.

Mark: WE PRAY THAT THE

LORD HEALS KENNEDY.

Wendy: WE PRAY FOR A

MIRACLE.

THANKS FOR WATCHING.

Mark: YOU HAVE A GREAT

WEEKEND.

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