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CBN NewsWatch: May 7, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, May 7: Search for Nigerian girls generates global support, Climate change report precursor to new energy Tax?, and Ukrainian Jews flee violence, fulfill prophecy and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," CALLING ON THE

NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT TO DO

MORE.

HOW THE WORLD IS NOW

RESPONDING TO THE KIDNAPPING

OF NEARLY 300 TEENAGED

GIRLS.

PLUS CLASHING OVER

CLIMATE CHANGE, WHY SOME SAY

AGOVERNMENT REPORT

DOESN'T SHOW THE WHOLE

PICTURE.

Mark: AND HOW TO STAY

HAPPILY MARRIED.

CBN NEWS LOOKS AT SOME

COMMON MARRIAGE MYTHS.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

MORE THAN THREE WEEKS AFTER

A BRUTALKIDNAPPING,

HUNDREDS OFNIGERIAN

FAMILIESCONTINUE TO LIVE A

NIGHTMARE.

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Heather: ANDI'M

HEATHER CELLS.

THE U.S. AND OTHER

GOVERNMENTS ARE NOW

PROMISING TO HELP FIND THE

NEARLY 300 SCHOOL GIRLS

TAKEN BY THE TERROR GROUP

BOKO HARAM.

Mark: BUT AS JOHN WAGGI

EXPLAINS IN TONIGHT'S TOP

STORY, SYMPATHY AND EVEN

MILITARY HELP MAY NOT BE

ENOUGH.

Reporter: WHILE THE

WORLD PROTESTED, BOKO HARAM

TOOK ANOTHER 11 GIRLS

CAPTIVE MONDAY NIGHT, THAT'S

ADDED TO THE 276 STILL HELD

AFTER THE GROUP RAIDED A

SCHOOL MORE THAN THREE WEEKS

AGO.

THIS IS THEIR LEADER

BRAGGING ABOUT THE

KIDNAPPINGS.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

Reporter: DESPITE THE

DIRECT CONNECTION TO RADICAL

ISLAM, SOME SOCIAL ACTIVISTS

IN THE WEST ARE TRYING TO

SUGGEST THAT POVERTY ARE AT

THE CORE OF THE

KIDNAPPINGS.

BUT PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS THE

U.S. WILL ASSIST NIGERIA ON

A DIFFERENT SCALE.

President Obama:

THEY'VE ACCEPTED OUR HELP, A

COMBINATION OF MILITARY, LAW

ENFORCEMENT, AND OTHER

AGENCIES, WHO ARE GOING IN,

TRYING TO IDENTIFY WHERE, IN

FACT, THESE GIRLS MIGHT BE

AND TO PROVIDE THEM HELP.

Reporter: THIS GIRL IS

ONE OF 53 WHO ESCAPED HER

CAPTORS.

SHE SAYS, "WE THOUGHT THEY

WERE SOLDIERS, AND THEY

ASKED US TO BOARD THE

VEHICLE, WHICH HEADED TO

GAMOA.

AND MY FRIENDS AND I JUMPED

FROM THE VEHICLE AND RAN

BACK HOME BECAUSE WE

REALIZED THEY DIDN'T LOOK

INNOCENT."

THE DELAYS GETTING TO BOKO

HARAM MAKE SOME PEOPLE

PESSIMISTIC ABOUT THE OTHER

GIRLS.

THERE ARE FEARS THAT SOME OF

THE GIRLS MAY HAVE BEEN SOLD

AS BRIDES ALREADY, AND THAT

HITS HOME WITH LEADERS

AROUND THE WORLD, INCLUDING

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER DAVID

CAMERON, WHO RESPONDED TO A

COLLEAGUE'S QUESTION IN

PARLIAMENT.

I'M THE FATHER OF TWO

YOUNG DAUGHTERS, AND MY

REACTION IS EXACTLY THE SAME

AS HIS AND EVERY OTHER

FATHER OR MOTHER IN THIS

LAND OR IN THE WORLD.

THIS IS AN ACT OF PURE

EVIL.

IT HAS UNITED PEOPLE ACROSS

THE PLANET TO STAND WITH

NIGERIA, TO HELP FIND THESE

CHILDREN AND RETURN THEM TO

THEIR PARENTS.

Reporter: THE U.S.

SENATE PASSED A RESOLUTION

ON TUESDAY CONDEMNING THE

KIDNAPPINGS, AND LAWMAKERS

HELD A MOMENT OF SILENCE ON

CAPITOL HILL.

BUT IT IS LIKELY TO FALL

SHORT WHEN DEALING WITH A

GROUP THAT IS CONDUCTING

WHAT IT BELIEVES IS A HOLY

WAR.

JOHN WAGGI, CBN NEWS.

Mark: AND BOKO HARAM

TONIGHT IS BEING BLAMED FOR

BRINGING MORE TERROR TO

NIGERIA.

DETAILS ARE EMERGING ABOUT

AN ATTACK ON A NORTHERN

VILLAGE.

HUNDREDS HAVE REPORTEDLY

BEEN KILLED.

Heather: HERE AT HOME,

CRITICS ARE CALLING THE NEW

WHITE HOUSE REPORT ON

CLIMATE CHANGE ALARMIST.

THE REPORT SAYS GLOBAL

WARMING IS ALREADY CAUSING

EXTREME WEATHER.

REPUBLICANS SAY PRESIDENT

OBAMA WILL USE IT SIMPLY TO

PUSH NEW REGULATIONS ON THE

ENERGY INDUSTRY.

AND SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER

MICH McCONNELL SAID THAT

COULD INCLUDE A NATIONAL

ENERGY TAX.

I'M SURE HE'LL GET LOUD

CHEERS FROM LIBERAL ELITE,

FROM THE KIND OF PEOPLE WHO

LEAVE A GIANT CARBON

FOOTPRINT AND LECTURE

EVERYBODY ELSE ABOUT

LOW-FLOW TOILETS.

Reporter: McCONNELL

ALSO SAID THAT MORE

REGULATIONS WOULDN'T REALLY

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

EVEN IF WE WERE TO ENACT

THE KIND OF NATIONAL ENERGY

REGULATIONS THE PRESIDENT

SEEMS TO WANT SO BADLY, IT

WOULD BE UNLIKELY TO

MEANINGFUL IMPACT GLOBAL

EMISSIONS ANYWAY, UNLESS

OTHER MAJOR INDUSTRIAL

NATIONS DO THE SAME THING.

THAT MEANS GETTING COUNTRIES

LIKE CHINA AND INDIA ON

BOARD.

THE PRESIDENT KNOWS THAT.

AND THE PAIN OF THE

REGULATIONS WILL BE BORNE BY

OUR OWN MIDDLE CLASS.

Reporter: A RECENT

GALLOP POLL FOUND CLIMATE

CHANGE RANKED NEXT TO LAST.

ONLY 24% OF THE PUBLIC

WORRIES ABOUT IT A GREAT

DEAL, AND 51% SAY THEY WORRY

ABOUT IT A LITTLE OR NOT AT

ALL.

Mark: FOR MORE ON THE

CLIMATE CHANGE REPORT, WE

TURN TO WEATHER BELL'S JOE

BISARTTI.

DO YOU AGREE WITH MITCH

McCONNELL THAT THE WHITE

HOUSE REPORT IS ALARM IT.

THE MORE THAT I LOOKED AT

THIS OVER THE YEARS, THE

MORE I DECIDED THERE IS VERY

LITTLE SCIENCE ACTUALLY

INVOLVED IN IT ANYMORE.

BECAUSE AT THE VERY LEAST,

THERE IS ENOUGH OVERWHELMING

EVIDENCE THAT THERE IS

DOUBT, AND OUTRIGHT

REPUTATION OF THIS IDEA THAT

.04% OF THE ATMOSPHERE'S

CARBON DIOXIDE IS CAUSING

THE PLANET TO GO INTO A

DEATH SPIRAL, SO TO SPEAK.

SO, NO, I DON'T BELIEVE IT.

Mark: DO YOU THINK

HUMANS ARE REALLY

RESPONSIBLE FOR CLIMATE

CHANGE, AND THAT CHANGING

OUR BEHAVIOR WOULD HELP?

IF YOU ACTUALLY THINK

ABOUT THE MAKEUP OF THE

PLANET, THE FACT THAT IT IS

DESIGNED AND HAS

THREE-QUARTERS OF THE LAND

IN THE NORTHERN HEMS

HEMISPHERE AND

THREE-QUARTERS IN THE SOUTH,

AND IT TILTS, AND YOU CAN

SEE THE MAGNITUDE OF

EVERYTHING AROUND IT BOXES

IT IN TO SUCH A SEVERE

LIMITATION, THAT ANY IMPACT

IT HAS WOULD BE LOST IN THE

NOISE OF TRYING TO MEASURE

IT.

Mark: BEING ON THE

LEFT, JOE, HAVE BEEN BEATING

THIS DRUM OF CLIMATE CHANGE

FOR A LONG TIME.

BUT MOST AMERICANS ARE NOT

CONCERNED ABOUT IT.

WHY DO YOU THINK THAT IS?

BECAUSE MOST AMERICANS

ARE INTUITIVE ENOUGH TO KNOW

IT DOESN'T EXIST IN THE WAY

THAT SOME OF THESE FOLKS ARE

TRYING TO PORTRAY IT.

IT DOESN'T MATTER TO ME AND

THE ONLY REASON I'M INVOLVED

IS BECAUSE I'VE USED CLIMATE

ALL MY LIFE TO FORM WEATHER

FORECASTS.

THE FOUNDATION FOR LOOKING

FORWARD IS ALWAYS

UNDERSTANDING WHAT HAPPENED

IN THE PAST.

IF THIS WENT AWAY TOMORROW,

IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY

DIFFERENCE TO ME.

I'M STILL ON HERE WITH YOU

FROM TIME TO TIME BOY THE

ABOUT THE WEATHER.

BUT JUST IMAGINE, IF YOU

SUNK YOUR ENTIRE LIFE INTO

THIS CLIMATE FIGHT, AND ALL

OF A SUDDEN IT IS TAKEN AWAY

FROM YOU, OR YOUR HERO

WORSHIP IS GONE, SO I THINK

THAT HAS SOMETHING TO DO

WITH IT.

IT IS VERY, VERY TOUGH TO

ADMIT THAT YOU'RE WRONG

ABOUT SOMETHING WHEN YOU'VE

STAKED A POSITION ON IT.

AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED,

WITH THIS SITUATION, CLIMATE

AND CLIMATOLOGY, SOMETHING I

WAS TAUGHT TO USE AS A

FOUNDATION FOR THE WEATHER

FORECAST.

SO, CONSEQUENTLY.

I KNOW WHAT HAPPENED

BEFORE.

AT FIRST IT WAS A AMUSEING,

WATCHING PEOPLE SAYING THIS

IS THE WORST EVER.

BUT NOW I SEE IT LIMITING

WHAT WE DO AS A NATION.

AS MANKIND, I THINK IT IS A

VERY, VERY NASTY PROBLEM,

AND SOME DAY WE'RE GOING TO

LOOK BACK AT THIS AND SEE

EXACTLY WHAT DAMAGE HAS BEEN

DONE BY FOLKS WHO ARE TRYING

TO PUSH THEIR AGENDA DOWN

EVERYONE'S THROAT.

Mark: ALL RIGHT, JOE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR

TIME.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR NO

NONSENSE APPROACH.

WELL, YOU ENJOY THE

WEATHER.

IT IS THE ONLY WEATHER YOU

GET.

Heather: HOUSE

DEMOCRATS ARE PROTESTING

PLANS TO INVESTIGATE THAT

DEADLY ATTACK ON THE U.S.

CONSULATE IN BENGHAZI,

LIBYA.

THEY SAY THE INVESTIGATING

PANEL SHOULD BE MADE UP OF

AN EVEN NUMBER OF

REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS.

A DEMOCRATIC LEADER SENT A

LETTER TO JOHN BOEHNER,

ACCUSING REPUBLICANS

OF, QUOTE,"EXTREME AND

COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE

PARTISANSHIP."

THEY SAY THE PANEL NEEDS A

FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT

APPROACH FOR THE

INVESTIGATION.

BUT SOME REPUBLICANS SAY

THEY SHOULD HAVE MORE SEATS

ON THE PANEL SINCE THEY HAVE

MORE SEATS IN THE HOUSE.

Mark: RUSSIAN PRESIDENT

VLADIMIR PUTIN IS CALLING ON

PRO-RUSSIA SEPARATISTS IN

EASTERN UKRAINE TO DELAY

THEIR PLANNED REFERENDUM ON

AUTONOMY.

THEY SAY THEY WILL CONSIDER

PUTIN'S REQUEST AT A MEETING

THIS THURSDAY.

THE OBINSPIRATIO OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION CALLS THIS

LATEST EFFORT ILLEGAL, AND

IS URGING ALL UKRAINIANS TO

VOTE ON THEIR FUTURE IN

NATIONWIDE ELECTIONS, SET

FOR MAY 25th.

PUTIN SAYS RUSSIA HAS PULLED

BACK ITS TROOPS FROM THE

UKRAINIAN BORDER, BUT

WASHINGTON SAYS IT SEES NO

EVIDENCE OF A PULLBACK.

THE DISINTEGRATEING

SITUATION IN UKRAINE IS

LEADING TO ANTI-SEMITIC

ATTACKS IN THE COUNTRY.

Heather: MANY JEWS ARE

TALKING ABOUT ESCAPING TO

ISRAEL.

Reporter: 19 UKRAINIAN

JEWS ARRIVED IN ISRAEL THIS

WEEK, AFTER ESCAPING THE

VIOLENCE ENGULFING THEIR

COUNTRY.

OTHERS STILL WAIT AND WORRY

ABOUT RELATIVES LEFT

BEHIND.

I'M FROM GUNAS.

AND I ARRIVED IN ISRAEL IN

1991 WITH MY FAMILY.

BUT STILL, NOW, I HAVEN'T

FOUND MY AUNT.

SHE IS 86, AND I'M VERY

WORRIED.

Reporter: ALINA WORKS

FOR THE JEWISH AGENCY,

HELPING PEOPLE COME HOME TO

ISRAEL.

FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE, IT

IS DIFFERENT.

IT IS DIFFERENT IN ALL

CITIES.

THE ONE THING THAT IS

COMMON, THAT WE FEEL THAT

THE JEWS WANT TO GO TO

ISRAEL.

Reporter: IN THE EARLY

1990s, MORE THAN A MILLION

JEWS IMMIGRATED TO ISRAEL

FROM THE FORMER SOVIET

UNION, MANY OF THEM FROM

UKRAINE.

THAT TAPERED OFF, BUT NOW

IMMIGRATION FROM THE UKRAINE

HAS RISEN MORE THAN 100% IN

THE FIRST MONTHS OF THIS

YEAR.

FRIENDS ALIN ANN DARIA

ARRIVED ON THIS WEEK'S

FLIGHT.

IT IS A DIFFICULT

SITUATION IN MY COUNTRY.

I'M FROM UKRAINE.

THAT'S WHY I'M HERE.

AND I LOVE ISRAEL.

I'VE BEEN HERE MANY TIMES.

I HAVE RELATIVES HERE.

THAT'S MY COUNTRY.

IT IS HARD.

EVERY DAY PEOPLE ARE DYING.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT IS

SAFER NOW TO BE THERE FOR

JEWS.

Reporter: THIS FLIGHT

WAS SPONSORED BY THE

INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN

EMBASSY, JERUSALEM, WHICH

BEGAN HELPING JEWS IMMIGRATE

TO ISRAEL MORE THAN 25 YEARS

AGO.

THE EMBASSY HAS ALREADY

HELPED MORE THAN 40,000

UKRAINIAN JEWS COME.

SOMETIMES IT WAS IN TIMES OF

CONFLICT.

THIS SEEMS TO BE ANOTHER

OCCASION WHERE JEWS ARE

ENDANGERED IN UKRAINE.

THERE HAS BEEN AN INCREASE

IN ANTI-SEMITIC ATTACKS AND

THEY'RE WANTING TO COME

HOME.

Reporter: ARSEN SEES

THIS RETURN AS PART OF THE

BIBLICAL PROPHECY.

WE SEE THIS SAYS A

FULFILLMENT OF GOD'S

PROMISES TO BRING THE JEWS

BACK.

IT SPEAKS OF GENTILES

ASSISTING WITH THIS.

WE SEE OURSELVES IN

SCRIPTURE AS THOSE GENTILES

THAT GOD HAS BECKONED TO

COME HELP RETURN THE JEWS

BACK TO THE LAND.

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Heather: AND COMING UP,

HOW ONE COUPLE IS WORKING TO

BRING THE CRIMINAL ACTS OF

DR. KERMIT GOSNELL INTO THE

LIGHT.

Mark: WELCOME BACK.

CBN NEWS FIRST REPORTED ON

IT BACK IN FEBRUARY 2010,

THETHOUSANDS OF

BABIES POTENTIALLY KILLED

OVER THE SPAN OF 30 YEARS BY

ALATE-TERM ABORTION DOCTOR

INPHILADELPHIA.

Heather: CRITICS SAY

HIS CRIMES WEREHIDDEN PIE A

CONTINUOUS CAMPAIGN OF

SENSORSHIP, MAKING IT ONE OF

THIMPORTANT STORIES

NEVERTOLD.

Mark: JOHN JESSUP

INTRODUCES US TO PEOPLE WHO

ARE TRYING TO BRING THE

UNTOLD STORY TO LIGHT.

Reporter: FOR YEARS THE

SIGN ON THIS BUILDING READ

"WOMEN'S MEDICAL SOCIETY."

BUT AFTER LEARNING WHAT WAS

GOING ON INSIDE, IT BECAME

KNOWN AS A HOUSE OF

HORRORS.

THE ABORTION CLINIC OWNER

AND PRACTITIONER, DR. KERMIT

GOSNELL, IS NOW SERVING

THREE LIFE SENTENCES FOR

KILLING BABIES THAT WERE

BORN ALIVE.

LAST THE MAY A PHILADELPHIA

JURY ALSO FOUND HIM GUILTY

OF KILLING A 41-YEAR-OLD

WOMAN IN A BOTCHED

ABORTION.

A YEAR AFTER THE GUILTY

CONVICTION, IT IS HERE IN

LOS ANGELES, THE OTHER SIDE

OF THE COUNTRY, WHERE THE

NEXT CHAPTER OF THE STORY IS

UNFOLDING.

INDEPENDENT FILM-MAKERS ANN

AND HER HUSBAND, PHIL, HAVE

MADE IT THEIR MISSION TO

MAKE A MOVIE, EXPOSING THE

TRUTH ABOUT KERMIT GOSNELL.

I THINK THIS IS THE

BIGGEST SERIAL KILLER IN

AMERICAN HISTORY.

AMERICANS NEED TO KNOW WHAT

WAS DONE AND HOW IT

HAPPENED, AND HOW HE WAS

ALLOWED TO GO ON KILLING FOR

40 YEARS.

Mark: HE AND HIS WIFE

PLAN TO BRING THE STORY TO

THE SMALL SCREEN SOMETIME

NEXT YEAR.

FIRST THEY NEED TO RAISE

ENOUGH MONEY.

THEY HAVE LAUNCHED A FUNDING

CAMPAIGN ON INDIE GO-GO,

WHICH HELPS GET CREATIVE

PROJECTS OFF THE GROUND.

SO FAR THEY HAVE RAISED

ABOUT THE 90% OF THEIR

$2.1 MILLION GOAL.

WE FEEL AN ENORMOUS

RESPONSIBILITY NOW TO DO

THIS STORY RIGHT.

WE ARE VERY WORRIED WE'RE

NOT GOING TO MEET THE

TOTAL.

WE'RE VERY EXHAUSTED BECAUSE

WE'RE WORKING SO HARD.

BUT THEN EVERY DAY

SOMETHING HAPPENS THAT MAKES

US THINK THIS IS

EXTRAORDINARY.

LAST WEEK WE HAD A MAN WHO

TWEETED A PHOTOGRAPH OF HIS

JUST-BORN GRANDDAUGHTER, AND

SAID TO CELEBRATE HER BIRTH

ON THAT DAY, HE SENT US

$100.

Reporter: THEY VIEW

EACH DONATION AS A VOTE,

VOICING OPPOSITION TO WHAT

THEY CALL MEDIA SENSORSHIP.

NOTING THE BIG NETWORK'S

REFUSAL TO COVER THE KERMIT

GOSNELL STORY.

THE SENSORING CAMPAIGN WHEN

KICK-STARTER, THEIR ORIGINAL

PLACE FOR FUNDING, ASKED

THEM TO MAKE SOME CHANGES.

THEY WANTED US TO MAKE

SURE THAT THE AN ANTISEPTIC

LIGHTS WOULD NEVER

PENETRATE, WHERE THOUSANDS

OF CHILDREN WERE MURDERED.

AND TO THIS DAY THEY ARE

UNREMEMBERED, AND WE'RE

GOING TO CHANGE ALL OF

THAT.

Reporter: THEIR EFFORTS

ARE GETTING SOME HELP FROM

MAJOR HOLLYWOOD BACKERS,

LIKE KEVIN SORBO, THE STAR

OF THE RECENT FILM, "GOD'S

NOT DEAD".

WE WOULD LIKE TO ASK YOU

TO HELP OUR FRIENDS TO MAKE

A FILM ABOUT KERMIT

GOSNELL.

IF THE MEDIA WON'T DO

THEIR JOB, WE CAN DO IT

OURSELVES.

KEVIN HAS THIS VERY

SUCCESSFUL MOVIE.

AND WE JUST WENT AND ASKED

THEM.

AND THEY DIDN'T HESITATE FOR

A SECOND.

NOT FOR A MILISECOND.

Reporter: NO STRANGERS

TO TACKLING CONTROVERSY,

THEY BELIEVE THIS FILM WILL

HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE THE

ABORTION DEBATE IN AMERICA.

THEY SAY THAT WON'T HAPPEN

IF THEY FAIL TO MEET THEIR

GOAL.

THEN ALL OF THE MONEY

GOES BACK TO THE PEOPLE.

THE MONEY GOES BACK TO THEIR

CREDIT CARD.

BUT THE FILM DOESN'T GET

MADE.

AND KERMIT GOSNELL FALLS

INTO OBSCURITY.

AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO

DON'T WANT THE STORY TO BE

KNOWN, WIN.

AND HIS VICTIMS ARE NEVER

REMEMBERED.

Reporter: SOMETHING

THEY VOW NOT TO LET HAPPEN.

JOHN JESSUP, CBN NEWS,

LOS ANGELES.

Heather: FOR MORE

INFORMATION ON THIS FILM

PROJECT, YOU CAN VISIT OUR

WEBSITE, CBN.COM.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

Heather: PRETTY MUCH

EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT HALF OF

ALL MARRIAGES END IN

DIVORCE, BUT THERE IS JUST

ONEPROBLEM: IT IS JUST NOT

TRUE.

Mark:PAUL STRAND LOOKS

AT THE MYTHS ABOUT DIVORCE

AND THE REALITY OF

SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGES IN

AMERICA.

Reporter:

HARVARD-TRAINED RESEARCHER

SACI WORKS WITH HER HUB,

JEFF, TO HELP PEOPLE WITH

THEIR MARRIAGES AND

RELATIONSHIPS.

AT ONE POINT THIS

ATLANTA-BASED COUPLE

BELIEVED AND SHARED

INFORMATION THAT MOST

MARRIAGES ARE UNHAPPY, AND

50% OF THEM END IN DIVORCE,

EVEN IN THE CHURCH.

I DIDN'T KNOW.

I STOOD UP ON STAGE AND SAID

EVERY ONE OF THESE WRONG

STATISTICS.

Reporter: THEN EIGHT

YEARS AGO, SHE ASKED HER

ASSISTANT ON SPECIFIC

RESEARCH FOR DIVORCE FOR AN

ARTICLE SHE WAS WRITING.

NEITHER OF THEM COULD FIND

ANY REAL NUMBERS, AND THAT

KICKED OFF A CRUSADE TO FIND

THE TRUTH.

AND IT WAS A REVELATION, AS

SHE REVEALS IN HER BOOK,

"THE TRUTH ABOUT

MARRIAGES."

FIRST TIME MARRIAGES,

ABOUT 25% HAVE ENDED IN

DIVORCE, AND THAT IS STILL

TOO HIGH, BUT IT IS A WHOLE

LOT BETTER THAN WHAT PEOPLE

THINK IT IS.

Reporter: THE 50%

FIGURE CAME FROM PROJECTIONS

OF WHAT RESEARCHERS THOUGHT

THE DIVORCE RATE WOULD

COME.

THE DIVORCE RATE HAS BEEN

DROPPING.

WE'VE NEVER HIT THOSE

NUMBERS.

Reporter: IMAGINE THE

IMPLICATIONS OF THIS, HALF

OF MARRIAGES DO NOT END IN

DIVORCE.

THEY NEVER HAVE.

SO THE CHANCES OF YOURS

MAKING IT AREN'T A MEASLY

50/50, BUT MORE LIKE 75%,

80%.

AND THAT CAN GIVE COUPLES

HOPE.

SHANTI SAYS HOPELESSNESS

ITSELF CAN ACTUALLY LEAD TO

DIVORCE.

THAT SENSE OF FUTILITY

ITSELF PULLS DOWN

MARRIAGES.

AND WE HAVE THIS

CULTURE-WIDE FEELING OF

FUTELITY ABOUT MARRIAGE.

Reporter: ANGEL DAVIS

AGREES.

WE ARE SO INFLUENCED BY

NUMBERS AND BY CULTURE.

AND IT IS BASED ON ALL OF

THESE DISCOURAGING BELIEFS,

AND MANY OF THEM JUST AREN'T

TRUE.

Reporter: JEFF SAYS ANY

TIME HE TELLS PEOPLE ABOUT

HIS WIFE'S FINDINGS, THEY'RE

SHOCKED.

THEIR JAWS DROP AND

THEY'RE SHOCKED.

THEY SAY I'VE HEARD IT SO

MANY TIMES.

THIS IS A GREAT CHANCE TO

STAND UP AND SAY, WE WERE

ALL FOOLED; NOT ANYMORE.

Reporter: AND SHANTI

HAS BEEN WORKING TO SPREAD

THIS NEWS TO PASTORS AND

OTHER LEADERS AS FAST AS SHE

CAN.

IT TOTALLY CHANGED THIS

PASTOR'S COUNSELLING BECAUSE

HE HAD BOUGHT INTO FICTIONAL

RESEARCH.

I TOLD HER, I'VE SAID

THIS AND TAUGHT THIS.

I THINK IT IS SIGNIFICANT,

AND IT COULD CHANGE THE

CONVERSATION FROM ONE THAT

IS, WELL, IT'S JUST THE WAY

IT IS, AND HALF OF YOU ARE

GOING TO MAKE IT AND HALF OF

YOU ARE NOT.

AND CHANGE THE CONVERSATION

TO KNOW HISTORICALLY, THE

OVERWHELMINGLY MAJORITY HAVE

MADE IT AND YOU CAN MAKE

IT.

WE KNOW IN PSYCHOLOGY

THAT HOW YOU BELIEVE AFFECTS

HOW YOU FEEL AND AFFECTS

YOUR ACTIONS.

SO WHEN OTHER PEOPLE ARE

ACCOMPLISHING SOMETHING WE

BELIEVE IS HOPELESS, IT

GIVES US HOPE AND WE START

ACTING DIFFERENT.

Reporter: SHANTI SAYS A

MAJORITY OF US BELIEVE ONLY

30% OF MARRIAGES ARE HAPPY.

MOST PEOPLE THINK MOST

MARRIAGES ARE KIND OF

ROLLING ALONG.

AND THEY'RE SHOCKED WHEN I

TELL THEM THE CHU ACTUAL

AVERAGE IS 80%.

80% ARE HAPPY.

AND NOT KNOWING THAT,

MOST JUST SHACK UP.

THEY THINK, IF I'M JUST

GOING TO GET DIVORCED AND

I'M NOT GOING TO BE HAPPY,

WHY GET MARRIED.

AND THAT FEELING IS BASED ON

A LIE.

Reporter: PASTOR FLOYD

SAYS THESE NEW FACTS CAN BE

A GAME CHANGER.

IT HELPS PEOPLE IN THE

CHALLENGING MOMENTS TO SAY,

IF I JUST STICK WITH IT,

THERE IS A CHANCE I'LL MAKE

IT.

WITH HOPE, YOU FEEL YOU

CAN MAKE IT THROUGH.

Reporter: AND SHANTI

BELIEVES THAT THE NUMBERS

SHOW MOST OF THE UNHAPPY CAN

TURN IT AROUND.

THE STUDIES SHOW IF THEY

STAY MARRIED FIVE YEARS, 80%

OF THOSE WILL BE HAPPY FIVE

YEARS LATER.

Reporter: AND THE

DIVORCE RATE AMONG THOSE

ACTIVE IN THEIR CHURCH IS

27% TO 50% LOWER THAN AMONG

NON-CHURCH-GOERS.

SHANTI'S HOPE IS ONCE PEOPLE

LEARN THE TRUTH, THEY'LL

SPREAD IT FAR AND WIDE.

WE NEED TO CHANGE THE

PARADIGM FROM HOW WE THINK

AND TALK ABOUT MARRIAGE,

FROM MARRIAGE BEING IN

TROUBLE, AND ALL OF THIS

DISCOURAGING STUFFER, TO

STUFF, TO SAY, NO, WAIT.

MOST MARRIAGES ARE STRONG

FOR A LIFETIME.

THAT MAKES A TOTAL

DIFFERENCE, AND PEOPLE

THINK, MOST PEOPLE GET

THROUGH THIS AND WE CAN,

TOO.

Reporter: PAUL STRAND,

REPORTING FROM ATLANTA.

Heather: UP NEXT, HOW A

HERO DOG HELPED ONE LITTLE

BOY SURVIVE A COLD NORTH

DAKOTA NIGHT.

Heather: MEET A FAMILY

PET WHO IS BEING HAILED AS A

HERO UP IN NORTH DAKOTA.

Mark: THAT AFTER HE

HELPED PROTECT A TODDLER

THAT WANDERED OFF WHILE

PLAYING.

THE ONE MINUTE THE

3-YEAR-OLD WAS IN THE

BACKYARD, AND THE NEXT, HE

WAS GONE.

ABOUT 200 PEOPLE JOINED HIS

PARENTS AND POLICE CERNING

FOR THE BOY, RACING AGAINST

THE SETTING SUN AND INCOMING

COLD TEMPERATURES.

AT 2 a.m., HOURS AFTER

SEARCHING, CARSEN WAS

FOUND.

AND GUESS WHO WAS WITH HIM?

COOPER, THE FAMILY DOG.

HE WAS ACTUALLY LYING ON TOP

OF THE BOY, KEEPING HIM

WARM.

MOM, I WAS REALLY SCARED,

BOUBUT COOPER LAID ON ME

AND KEPT ME WARM.

AND I SAID, WHAT ABOUT YOUR

FEET?

AND HE SAID, NO, NOT THOSE.

Mark: THAT'S A GREAT

DOG.

COOPER WAS A STRAY DOG THE

FAMILY SAVED FROM THE SIDE

OF THE ROAD.

AND NOW THEY SAY THE FAMILY

PET IS THE ONE WHO DID THE

SAVING.

Heather: HE RETURNED

THE FAVOR.

A HEART-WARMING STORY.

THAT'S ALL FOR THIS EDITION

OF "NEWSWATCH."

Mark: THANKS FOR

WATCHING.

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