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The 700 Club - May 28, 2014

Author Bill Courtney shares his lessons on character, discipline, teamwork and triumph over adversity. Plus, a thief and an addict, Matthew had made a mess of his life and he was ready to find an escape. Read Transcript


A FORMER SENATOR AND A

PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER.

RICK SANTORUM UNVEILS HIS

GAME PLAN FOR WINNING BACK

VOTERS.

PLUS...FROM THE OSCAR

WINNING FILM, UNDEFEATED --

EVERYBODY SAYS, WHEN YOU

GET THESE INNER CITY KIDS

DOWN, THEY'LL LAY OVER AND

YOU'LL BEAT THEM BY 40.

NOT US.

HOW COACH BILL IS MAKING

CHAMPIONS ON AND OFF THE

FIELD.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

*

[APPLAUSE]

Pat: WELL, WE'RE HERE

TOGETHER, WE WENDY GRIFFITH

AND ME, AND WE'RE HERE TO

WELCOME ALL OF YOU TO "THE

700 CLUB."

GREAT TO SEE YOU.

Wendy: IT IS GREAT TO

SEE YOU, AND I KNOW YOU HAD

A MEMORIAL LONG WEEK.

Pat: LONG WEEK.

I WAS IN THE MOUNTAINS OF

VIRGINIA AND IT WAS COOL AND

PLEASANT, AND IT IS GOOD TO

BE BACK.

WE'VE GOT A GREAT PROGRAM

TODAY.

FOLKS, YOU'VE GOT TO ASK

YOURSELF DOES A SPEECH MAKE

FOREIGN POLICY?

WELL, THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION THINKS THAT

MAKING SPEECHES IS FOREIGN

POLICY.

MAKING SPEECHES IS DOMESTIC

POLICY.

IT REALLY DOESN'T WORK THAT

WAY, BUT RIGHT NOW HE IS

GOING TO MAKE A BUNCH OF

SPEECHES DEFENDING HIS

FOREIGN POLICY AGAINST

CRITICS WHO SAY HE HAS BEEN

WEAK, AND HE IS GIVING UP

AMERICA'S LEADERSHIP IN THE

WORLD.

Reporter: THE PRESIDENT

IS MAKING HIS CASE A DAY

AFTER HE ANNOUNCED THE

UNITED STATES PULLOUT FROM

AFGHANISTAN.

GARY LANE HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA LAID OUT HIS PLANS FOR

THE AFGHANISTAN TROOP

DRAW-DOWN AT THE WHITE HOUSE

ON TUESDAY.

President Obama:

AMERICA'S COMBAT MISSION

WILL BE OVER BY THE END OF

THIS YEAR.

STARTING NEXT YEAR, AFGHANS

WILL BE FULLY RESPONSIBLE

FOR SECURING THEIR COUNTRY.

AMERICAN PERSONNEL WILL BE

IN AN ADVISORY ROLE.

WE WILL NO LONGER PATROL

AFGHAN CITIES OR TOWNS,

MOUNTAINS OR VALLEYS.

THAT IS A TASK FOR THE

AFGHAN PEOPLE.

Reporter: AMERICA'S

32,000 TROOPS WILL BE

REDUCED TO 9800 BY THE END

OF THIS YEAR.

5,000 WILL REMAIN AT THE END

OF 2015, AND ONLY EMBASSY

GUARDS WILL BE PRESENT JUST

BEFORE PRESIDENT OBAMA

LEAVES OFFICE.

THE DRAWDOWN OF TROOPS TO

9800 BY THE END OF THIS YEAR

IS AT THE UPPER END OF WHAT

U.S. GENERALS HAVE SAID IS

REQUIRED TO ASSIST THE

AFGHANS.

MEANWHILE, THE PRESIDENT IS

OUTLINING A FOREIGN POLICY

POSITION FOR THE END OF HIS

YEAR.

AND IT INCLUDES HIS VIEW

THAT AMERICAN POWER IS ONLY

PART OF A SUSTAINABLE

INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM.

CRITICS SAY U.S. FOREIGN

POLICY HAS LACKED STRONG

LEADERSHIP AND STRATEGIC

THINKING.

THEY CITE AMERICA'S

INABILITY TO PREVENT

RUSSIA'S ANNEXATION OF

CRIMEA.

WHITE HOUSE ADVISORS HELD A

SERIES OF MEETINGS FOR

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO

ADDRESS FOREIGN POLICY

CONCERNS.

A REPUBLICAN SENATOR

REPORTEDLY CALLED ONE OF THE

MEETING BIZARRE BECAUSE

SPECIFIC QUESTIONS WERE NOT

ANSWERED.

SENATOR BOB CORKER

SAID, QUOTE,"ONE OF THE

PROBLEMS WITH THE WHITE

HOUSE IS THAT THEY VIEW

SPEECHES AS FOREIGN POLICY.

THEY DON'T REALLY FOLLOW

THROUGH WITH MUCH IN THE WAY

OF SUBSTANCE.

IT IS ALWAYS MINIMAL."

FOR NOW, THE EMPHASIS IS ON

AFGHANISTAN, THE WAR THAT

PRESIDENT OBAMA INHERITED,

ONE THAT HE IS DETERMINED TO

END, AT LEAST FOR THE UNITED

STATES OF AMERICA.

President Obama: WE

HAVE TO RECOGNIZE

AFGHANISTAN WILL NOT BE A

PERFECT PLACE.

AND IT IS NOT AMERICA'S

RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE IT

ONE.

Reporter: GARY LANE,

CBN NEWS.

Pat: THE PROBLEM IN

IRAQ IS THAT THE PRESIDENT

PULLED OUT BEFORE THERE WAS

A STATUS OF FORCES

AGREEMENT, AND THEREFORE THE

COUNTRY HAS DEVOLVED INTO

CHAOS.

WE HOPE THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN

IN AFGHANISTAN.

THEY JUST HAD AN ELECTION.

MILLIONS OF THE AFGHAN

PEOPLE CAME OUT TO VOTE,

WHICH IS RATHER

EXTRAORDINARY.

KARZAI, WHO IS NOT EXACTLY

OUR FRIEND, HAS REFUSED TO

SIGN ANY KIND OF DEAL WITH

AMERICA, BRINGING OUR FORCES

ON.

AND I, LIKE SO MANY

AMERICANS, WILL BE GLAD TO

GET RID OF THAT PLACE.

IT HAS JUST BEEN A

NIGHTMARE.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, WE

HAVE INVESTED TREASURE AND

BLOOD IN THAT AWFUL REGION,

AND TO TURN IT BACK OVER TO

THE TALIBAN, TURN IT BACK

OVER TO AL-QAEDA, WOULD BE

A MISTAKE.

HERE AT HOME, THERE IS

ANOTHER SCANDAL AND IT IS

ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT

THESE BUREAUCRATS ARE TRYING

TO HIDE WHAT THEY'RE DOING

TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

IT IS HEALTH CARE AT THE

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION.

I THINK THAT GUY WHO IS IN

CHARGE OF IT, SINSHEKE, IS

PROBABLY A REALLY GOOD DAY

IN THE ARMY, AND HE IS

TAKING THE BLAME, AND HE IS

PROBABLY GOING TO HAVE TO

GO, BUT A WHOLE LOT OTHERS

HAVE TO GO WITH HIM.

Reporter: NEW

REVELATIONS ON HOW V.A.

CLINICS HIDE TRICKS FOR

DELAYING TREATMENT FOR

VETERANS.

SOME DELAYED APPOINTMENTS

WITHOUT TELLING THE

PATIENT.

THE, QUOTE,"GAMING

STRATEGIES" WERE MAKING IT

LOOK LIKE VETERANS WERE

GETTING APPOINTMENTS IN THE

CORRECT TIME.

AND IN COLORADO, 5,000

VETERANS ARE WAITING FOR

TREATMENT PROMISED 10 YEARS

AGO.

WE SERVED AND THEN WE

RETURN.

I DON'T HATE THE V.A.

THEY'VE GOT SOME OF THE

GREATEST EMPLOYEES AND

CARE-GIVERS IN THE WORLD.

BUT THEIR MANAGEMENT,

THEY'VE GOT TO CHANGE.

Reporter: THE BUILDING

PROJECT IS $5 MILLION OVER

BUDGET, AND 15 CONTRACTORS

ARE SUING BECAUSE THE V.A.

ISN'T PAYING THEM.

CHUCK HAGEL HAS ORDERED A

90-DAY REVIEW OF THE

MILITARY HEALTH CARE

SYSTEM.

A PREGNANT WOMAN WAS STONED

TO DEATH BY HER OWN FAMILY

OUTSIDE A COURTROOM IN

PAKISTAN.

HER FATHER CALLED HER MURDER

AN HONOR KILLING BECAUSE SHE

MARRIED SOMEONE WITHOUT HER

FAMILY'S CONSENT.

NEARLY 20 PEOPLE ATTACKED

THE 25-YEAR-OLD AND HER

HUSBAND IN BROAD DAYLIGHT,

INCLUDING HER FATHER,

BROTHERS, AND HER COUSIN,

WHO IS THE MAN HER FATHER

WANTED HER TO MARRY.

THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

OF PAKISTAN REPORTS THAT 869

WOMEN WERE MURDERED IN HONOR

KILLINGS LAST YEAR.

PAT?

Pat: I'VE SPENT A

LITTLE TIME IN PAKISTAN ON

TWO OCCASIONS, AND I HAVE

FOUND A COUNTRY THAT HAD

BEEN MILITARY TRAINED BY THE

BRITISH, AND EXTREMELY

CIVILIZED AND EXTREMELY

AWARE OF LIFE.

AND TO SEE THAT COUNTRY

DEVOLVE INTO CHAOS THE WAY

IT IS, IS JUST AMAZING.

THEY'RE SURRENDERING TO THE

EXTREMIST MUSLIM GROUP.

AND THIS HONOR KILLING

THING, TO STONE A GIRL TO

DEATH BECAUSE SHE MARRIED

THE WRONG MAN?

IMAGINE THAT IN AMERICA.

SOME OF YOU FEMINISTS, WHY

DON'T YOU START YELLING

ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING TO

THOSE MUSLIM WOMEN?

THE PLIGHT OF WOMEN UNDER

ISLAM IS APPALLING.

AND IT IS NOT SOME EXTREME

SECT.

THAT IS AT THE ROOT OF THAT

SYSTEM.

JOHN?

Reporter: PAT, PILOTS

MAY ONLY HAVE TO THINK TO

FLY IN THE FUTURE.

RESEARCHERS AT A GERMAN

UNIVERSITY GAVE SEVEN TEST

SUBJECTS SPECIAL CAPS TO

WEAR.

THEY WERE EQUIPPED WITH

ELECTRODES THAT COULD READ

ELECTRICAL SIGNALS FROM THE

BRAIN THAT WERE TRANSMITTED

INTO THE COMMUTER COMMANDS.

ALL SEVEN WERE ABLE TO FLY A

PLANE IN A FLIGHT SIMULATOR,

EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE NO

PILOTS.

ALL OF THEM FLEW WELL ENOUGH

IN A SIMULATOR TO MEET SOME

OF THE STANDARDS FOR GETTING

A PILOT'S LICENSE.

I THINK I PREFER THE GOOD,

OLD-FASHIONED WAY.

Pat: I'M NOT SURE.

I HAVE A PILOT'S LICENSE.

THE INSTRUCTOR GETS OUT AND

SAYS IT'S ALL YOURS, AND YOU

TAKE OVER THAT THING.

AND YOU HAVE TO FLY HOUR

AFTER HOUR AFTER HOUR, AND

YOU LEARN HOW TO DO

INSTRUMENTS.

AND IF THEY COULD DO AN

ELECTRON TO YOUR BRAIN IN

BRING YOU UP TO SPEED IN A

FEW HOURS, TH THAT IS

COOL.

Reporter: SOME DAY YOU

MAY NOT HAVE TO DRIVE A CAR

BECAUSE IT IS WILL BE

DRIVING ITSELF.

GOOGLE IS BUILDING A

SELF-DRIVING CAR WITHOUT A

STEERING WHEEL.

GOOGLE HAS ALREADY TESTED

SOME CARS WITH A COMBINATION

OF SENSORS AND COMPUTERS.

GOOGLE HOPES TO HAVE 100

PROTOTYPES LATER THIS YEAR

OR EARLY NEXT YEAR.

WELL, EXERCISE PAYS OFF FOR

EVERYONE, EVEN IF YOU'RE

OLDER.

A NEW STUDY FOUND THAT OLDER

PEOPLE WHO WALKED AND DID

SOME BASIC STRENGTH

EXERCISES EVERY DAY HAVE A

BETTER CHANCE OF STAYING

MOBILE AND NOT ENDING UP

PHYSICALLY DISABLED.

THE STUDY IS BEING PUBLISHED

IN THE JOURNAL OF AMERICAN

MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

IT INVOLVED PEOPLE FROM 70

TO 89 YEARS OLD, AND MANY

HAD HEALTH PROBLEMS LIKE

DIABETES OR PREVIOUS HEART

ATTACKS OR STROKES.

THE EXERCISES WERE SIMPLE

AND COULD BE DONE ANYWHERE

AND IN ANY ENVIRONMENT.

PAT, WE'LL HAVE TO CHECK AND

SEE IF THAT REPORT INCLUDES

HORSE RIDING.

Pat: IT HAS TO.

IT HAS TO.

I'M GOING TO DO A FEW

EXERCISES WITH THE HORSE, I

THINK ON MONDAY, AND I'LL

SEE IF WE CAN GET A CAMERA

OUT THERE.

YOU CAN SEE WHAT IT IS LIKE

FOR AN OLD GUY RIDING A

HORSE.

Wendy: IT IS A SERIOUS

WORKOUT.

Pat: WHEN YOU'VE GOT A

1600-POUND ANIMAL DOING WHAT

HE WANTS TO DO, AND YOU WANT

TO DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO,

IT GETS TO BE FUN.

I DO LIFT WEIGHTS, TOO.

Wendy: I LIFT WEIGHTS

AND I LOVE TO HIKE.

MY SISTER AND I DO A LOT OF

WALKING, POWER WALKING.

Pat: WALKING IS

FABULOUS.

Wendy: COMING UP, MEET

THE HIGH SCHOOL COACH FROM

THE OSCAR-WINNING

DOCUMENTARY CALLED

"UNDEFEATED."

BILL COURTNEY JOINS US

LATER.

FIRST, RICK SANTORUM GIVES

US HIS TAKE ON HOW

REPUBLICANS CAN REGAIN THE

WHITE HOUSE.

THAT'S NEXT.

Pat: WELL, IS THE

REPUBLICAN PARTY A PARTY OF

THE ELITES?

DOES IT ONLY APPEAL TO THE

EDUCATED, WHITE, WEALTHY, OR

DO THEY HAVE AN APPEAL TO

BLUE COLLAR VOTERS?

AND IF THEY DON'T, ARE THEY

GOING TO LOSE ELECTION AFTER

ELECTION?

WE HAVE FORMER PRESIDENTIAL

CANDIDATE RICK SANTORUM,

FORMER SENATOR FROM

PENNSYLVANIA, AND HE HAS

WRITTEN A BOOK CALLED "BLUE

COLLAR CONSERVATIVES," AND

HE IS WITH US RIGHT NOW.

RICK, IT IS SO GOOD TO HAVE

YOU WITH US.

GOD BLESS YOU.

THANK YOU, PAT.

IT IS GREAT TO BE WITH YOU.

I'M SORRY I COULDN'T BE

THERE IN PERSON, BUT THE

WEATHER INTERRUPTED MY

PLANS.

Pat: THOSE THINGS

HAPPEN.

I UNDERSTAND THAT OBAMA WAS

REALLY SCARED OF YOU RUNNING

BECAUSE -- BECAUSE WHY?

WE RAN A CAMPAIGN BASED

ON THE CORE AMERICAN

VALUES.

PEOPLE ASK ME WHAT A BLUE

COLLAR CONSERVATIVE IS, AND

THAT IS SOMEONE WHO SHARES

THE VALUES THAT MADE AMERICA

THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE

HISTORY OF THE WORLD.

THEY BELIEVE IN LIMITING

GOVERNMENT.

THEY BELIEVE IN FAMILY.

THEY BELIEVE IN FAITH.

THEY BELIEVE IN WORK AND

RESPONSIBILITY AND TAKING

CARE OF YOURSELF AND YOUR

COMMUNITY.

THAT'S STILL A BROAD SWATH

OF AMERICA, AND IT IS A

BROAD SWATH OF MIDDLE

AMERICA.

AND MIDDLE AMERICA HAS BEEN

LEFT BEHIND, I THINK BY BOTH

PARTIES, BUT PARTICULARLY BY

PRESIDENT OBAMA IN THIS

RECENT FIVE OR SIX YEARS.

THEIR WAGES ARE STAGNANT,

THEIR CULTURE AROUND THEM

ARE FALLING APART.

THE FAMILY IS FALLING

APART.

THEY DIDN'T WANT TO VOTE FOR

PRESIDENT OBAMA, BUT THEY

WEREN'T PARTICULARLY

INTERESTED IN VOTING FOR

SOMEONE WHO -- WELL, AT

LEAST THEY DIDN'T BELIEVE

SHARED THEIR VALUES.

AND SO THAT'S WHAT WE

APPEALED TO.

WE WENT OUT AND TALKED ABOUT

THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY AS

AN ECONOMIC UNIT.

WE TALKED ABOUT THE

IMPORTANCE OF MANUFACTURING

AND ENERGY AND BLUE COLLAR

JOBS THAT CREATE WEALTH IN

AMERICA FOR ALL AMERICANS,

NOT JUST FOR THOSE AT THE

TOP.

Pat: RICK, YOUR

GRANDFATHER WAS AN IMMIGRANT

COAL MINER.

HOW DID YOU RISE FROM THAT

HUMBLE BEGINNING TO BE A

UNITED STATES SENATOR, A

LAWYER, AND A PRESIDENTIAL

CANDIDATE.

WHAT DID YOU DO?

MY GRANDFATHER WAS AN

IMMIGRANT.

MY DAD WAS AN IMMIGRANT.

HE CAME OVER WHEN HE WAS A

BOY.

HE GREW UP IN A COAL TOWN

AND HAD THE OPPORTUNITY,

THANKS TO THE G.I. BILL --

HE WAS IN WORLD WAR II -- TO

GET AN EDUCATION.

AND THAT EDUCATION -- HE

ENDED UP, INTERESTINGLY

ENOUGH, WORKING AT THE

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION, FOR

40 YEARS.

IT WAS THROUGH THAT THAT HE

TAUGHT ME THE VALUES OF HARD

WORK.

THAT WAS REALLY THE KEY FOR

MY DAD.

AND HE SAW HIS FATHER WORK

UNTIL HE WAS 72 YEARS OLD IN

THE COAL MINES.

HE SAW THE OPPORTUNITY HE

HAD, BECAUSE OF THE G.I.

BILL, TO GET AN EDUCATION.

HE WORKED HARD AT IT.

AND HE STRESSED IN ME THAT

90% PERSPIRATION, 10%

INSPIRATION WAS HIS THING.

YOU KEEP PLUGGING AWAY AND

WORKING HARD.

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT CAN

HAPPEN TO YOU.

AND HERE I AM.

I'M SUCCESSFUL IN POLITICS

AND I HAVE A GREAT FAMILY.

KAREN AND I HAVE SEVEN

CHILDREN.

WE'RE VERY, VERY BLESSED TO

BE LIVING THE AMERICAN

DREAM.

BOTH KAREN AND I CAME FROM

WORKING TOWNS.

IN PENT HILLS, PENNSYLVANIA,

AND ME IN BUTLER,

PENNSYLVANIA, STEEL TOWN.

THOSE VALUES THAT WERE

INSTILLED IN US BY OUR

PARENTS AND THIS COMMUNITY

IS REALLY WHAT MADE US

SUCCESSFUL IN AMERICA.

Pat: DID ROMNEY MISS

IT?

DID YOU TALK TO HIM AND TRY

TO GET THAT MESSAGE ACROSS

TO THE REPUBLICAN

FRONT-RUNNER IN THOSE DAYS?

I DID.

I SPOKE TO HIM ABOUT THE

IMPORTANCE OF FOCUSING ON

THE 70% OF AMERICANS WHO

DON'T HAVE COLLEGE DEGREES.

REPUBLICANS TALK ABOUT JOB

CREATORS ALL THE TIME, WHICH

IS GREAT.

WE NEED TO HAVE IN

INCENTIVES AND CREATE JOBS.

BUT WE HAVE TO REDISTRIBUTE

THE WEALTH.

THERE WAS A COMPANY CALLED

"WHAT APP" THAT SOLD FOR

$19 BILLION.

IT HAD 55 EMPLOYEES.

THAT IS GREAT FOR THE 55

EMPLOYEES.

IT IS GREAT FOR THE

INVESTORS IN THAT COMPANY,

BUT IT ISN'T A WAY TO CREATE

WEALTH DISTRIBUTED AMONG ALL

WORKING PEOPLE.

IF THAT COMPANY, FOR

EXAMPLE, WAS A MANUFACTURING

COMPANY, WORTH $19 BILLION,

I CAN GUARANTEE YOU THEY

WOULD HAVE TENS OF THOUSANDS

OF WORKERS, HAVING WAGES

THAT SUPPORT FAMILIES ALL

ACROSS THIS COUNTRY.

AND THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE.

WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE

HAVE AN ECONOMY THAT BUILDS

WEALTH FOR EVERYBODY, AND

THAT'S WHY FOCUSING, AS I

DID IN THE CAMPAIGN AND I

DID WITH GOVERNO GOVERNOR

ROMNEY, TALKING ABOUT THE

IMPORTANCE OF LET'S BE A

PARTY FOR THE MIDDLE

AMERICAN, WORKING PERSON,

THAT THE MANUFACTURER, THE

CONSTRUCTION WORKER, THE

FOLKS ON THE ENERGY LINE --

TO CREATE OPPORTUNITY FOR

ALL OF THOSE FOLKS IN

AMERICA.

I THOUGHT THAT WOULD HAVE

BEEN, AND I BELIEVE STILL

IS, A WINNING MESSAGE FOR

AMERICA, NOT JUST FOR

REPUBLICANS.

Pat: YOU KNOW, I MET

WITH A GROUP OF UNION

PEOPLE.

THEY HAD A CONTEST OF

VARIOUS PEOPLE, TO ADDRESS

THEM, AND I ADDRESSED THEM.

AND I THINK THEY VOTED MY

MESSAGE TOPS BECAUSE I WAS

TALKING ABOUT RESPONSIBILITY

AND HOW THEY COULD GET AHEAD

AND GET A REAL STAKE IN

SOCIETY, AND THE WORKING

PEOPLE LIKE THAT.

AND THEY LIKED YOUR

MESSAGE.

YOU WON IN 11 STATES, DIDN'T

YOU?

WE DID.

WE WON 11 STATES, EVEN

THOUGH WE WERE OUTSPENT

ABOUT FIVE TO ONE IN THOSE

STATES AND ALL OF THE OTHER

ONES, TOO.

YOU TALK ABOUT YOUR MESSAGE,

AND I KNOW YOUR MESSAGE IS

ABOUT WORK AND

RESPONSIBILITY AND THE

IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY AS AN

ECONOMIC UNIT.

WE, AS CONSERVATIVES, HAVE

TO START FOCUSING ON WHERE

THE PROBLEMS ARE IN AMERICA,

WHERE THE OPPORTUNITIES ARE

FOR US TO CONNECT WITH

VOTERS WHO HAVEN'T BEEN

VOTING WITH US.

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, AS YOU

MENTIONED AT THE OUTSET,

MAYBE AT ONE TIME WAS THE

PARTY OF BIG CORPORATIONS

AND OF THE COUNTRY CLUB SET

AND WHITE COLLAR WORKERS.

IF YOU LOOK AT SURVEYS

TODAY, THEY'RE NO LONGER

REPUBLICANS.

WE'RE BARELY 50/50 WITH

DEMOCRATS WITH RESPECT TO

THOSE TYPES OF VOTERS.

ACTUALLY WHAT WE'RE DOING

WELL IS WITH MIDDLE INCOME

VOTERS, AND WITH EVEN LOWER

MIDDLE INCOME VOTERS, WHO

ARE OUT THERE WORKING, WHO

KNOW THAT THE PRESIDENT'S

POLICIES AND THE DESTRUCTION

OF THE CULTURE THAT THE LEFT

IS DOING, THE DESTRUCTION OF

THE FAMILY -- THEY

UNDERSTAND THAT

REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH IS

A LOSER, AND PRETTY SOON YOU

RUN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S

MONEY, AND DISENFRANCHISING

THE FAMILY IS NOT A WINNER

FOR THEM.

WE HAVE TO START TALKING

ABOUT THESE PROBLEMS.

WE HAVE TO HAVE SOLUTIONS.

I LAY OUT A GAME PLAN FOR

AMERICA AND FOR

CONSERVATIVES TO BE ABLE TO

ENGAGE THESE WORKERS, THESE

PEOPLE WHO WANT TO LIVE THE

AMERICAN DREAM BUT RIGHT NOW

NEITHER PARTY IS TALKING TO

THEM.

Pat: THIS MAY BE A

LITTLE BIT EARLY FOR THIS

QUESTION, BUT ARE YOU GOING

TO GO AGAIN?

HAVE YOU DECIDED YET?

WELL, I HAVEN'T MADE ANY

DECISIONS YET.

BUT RIGHT NOW -- I PUT THIS

BOOK OUT FOR 2014 BECAUSE

THINK JUST BEING AGAINST

WHAT OBAMA IS DOING, THE

DISASTERS THAT YOU'VE

OUTLINED, THE SCANDALS WE'VE

SEEN IN THE V.A. AND THE

I.R.S., AND A WHOLE HOST OF

OTHER PLACES, THOSE ARE GOOD

AND FUN THINGS TO TALK ABOUT

THAT CRITICIZE THE

PRESIDENT, BUT I THINK IT IS

MORE IMPORTANT TO PAINT A

POSITIVE VISION.

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS THE

PARTY OF THE UNION.

WE BELIEVE IN BRINGING

PEOPLE TOGETHER, NOT THE WAY

THE DEMOCRATS DO, WHICH IS

TO DIVIDE PEOPLE BY RACE OR

ETHNICITY OR BY CLASS.

THAT'S THEIR DEAL.

OUR DEAL HAS TO BE UNIFYING

PEOPLE, HAVING A MESSAGE

THAT BRINGS ALL AMERICANS

TOGETHER.

AND THAT'S WHY I PUT THIS

BOOK OUT THERE.

IF THAT TURNS OUT TO BE A

GOOD PLATFORM FOR 2016, SO

BE IT.

BUT RIGHT NOW WE'RE TRYING

TO DRIVE THAT MESSAGE FOR

THIS YEAR.

Pat: RICK SANTORUM, A

GREAT FRIEND AND WONDERFUL

FAMILY MAN.

"BLUE COLLAR CONSERVATIVES"

IS THE NAME OF THE BOOK.

IT IS AVAILABLE WHERE BOOKS

ARE SOLD.

WE HOPE IT IS A

BEST-SELLER.

RICK, GOD BLESS YOU.

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US.

GOD BLESS YOU, PAT, AND

FOR ALL OF THE GREAT WORK

YOU DO.

I LOOK FORWARD TO GEGH TO

GETTING DOWN TO VIRGINIA

BEACH SOON TO SEE YOU.

Pat: YOU'RE VERY

WELCOME.

Wendy: UP NEXT, A DRUG

ADDICT WHO PRAYED FOR $10 TO

GET HIS NEXT FIX.

I LOOK OFF IN THE

DISTANCE, AND THERE IS A

$10, AND I SAY, THERE IS A

GOD.

MY WHOLE LIFE I WAITED FOR

YOU TO SHOW YOURSELF, AND

HERE YOU ARE GIVING ME A $10

BILL FOR DOPE.

Wendy: SEE HOW HE

RECEIVED MUCH MORE THAN

MONEY, RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Pat: PEOPLE ARE LOOKING

RIGHT NOW AS TO WHAT COLLEGE

THEY WANT TO GO TO.

I WANT TO PUT IN ANOTHER

PLUG FOR REGENT UNIVERSITY.

REGENT, ACCORDING TO THE

U.S. NEWSWORLD REPORT, HAS

ONE OF THE TOP 10 ONLINE

BACHELOR'S PROGRAMS IN

AMERICA.

IT WAS ONE OF ONLY 22

UNIVERSITIES IN AMERICA TO

GET AN "A" RATING FROM THE

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON TRUSTEES

AND ALUMNI.

IT IS AN INCREDIBLE SCHOOL.

AND THEY'RE TAKING

APPLICATIONS FOR ONLINE.

YOU CAN STUDY ONLINE AND GET

A DEGREE ONLINE.

YOU MAY WANT A SECOND

CAREER.

IT IS AVAILABLE.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE.

IT'S REAL EASY.

AND CALL IN.

REGENT UNIVERSITY,

1-800-210-0060, OR YOU CAN

LOG ON TO www.regent.EDU.

WELL, MATTHEW FELT LIKE HE

HAD "LOSER" WRITTEN ALL OVER

HIM AFTER HIS OWN MOTHER

ABANDONED HIM.

AND SUDDENLY HIS LIFE WENT

FROM BAD TO WORSE.

HE ENDED UP HOMELESS,

SLEEPING IN A TRASH BAG

UNTIL THE DAY HE SAW A $10

BILL ON THE GROUND.

I REMEMBER MY FIRST NIGHT

ON THE STREET, AND IT WAS

COLD OUT THAT NIGHT.

AND I REMEMBER GOING TO A

PLAYGROUND AND TRYING TO

HUDDLE UP IN THE JUNGLE

GYM.

I SEEN A TRASH CAN OFF IN

THE DISTANCE, AND I SAID,

YOU KNOW, IT'S PROBABLY A

GOOD IDEA TO GO TAKE THE

LINER FROM THAT TRASH CAN

AND SLEEP INSIDE THE

PLASTIC.

Reporter: AS A BOY,

MATTHEW PROBABLY NEVER

THOUGHT HE WOULD END UP LIKE

THIS, BUT HE DID.

MATTHEW GREW UP NEAR

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO, AND HE HAD

A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS

FATHER, BUT HE DIDN'T FEEL

THE SAME FEELINGS FOR HIS

MOTHER.

SHE WOULD PUT ME BEHIND A

DOOR WITH LEGOS AND LEAVE ME

THERE AND NOT EVEN TALK TO

ME.

IT REALLY PUT ME IN A PLACE

WHERE I THOUGHT I WAS MEANT

TO BE ABANDONED AND

REJECTED.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY

HIS MOTHER LEFT, AND HIS

FATHER LATER REMARRIED, AND

MATTHEW FINALLY BEGAN TO

OPEN UP TO HIS STEPMOTHER,

BUT THEN SHE WAS DIAGNOSED

WITH A TERMINAL ILLNESS.

I REALLY TOOK A SELFISH

RESPECT WHERE I WAS, LIKE,

I'M BEING ABANDONED AGAIN.

IT MADE THE WALLS GO RIGHT

BACK UP.

Reporter: AFTER LOSING

A MOTHER FOR THE SECOND

TIME, MATTHEW, WHO WAS NOW

IN HIGH SCHOOL, TURNED TO

DRUGS TO EASE THE PAIN.

I FELT HURT.

I FELT LOST.

AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO

DO, BUT I KNEW, YOU KNOW,

FOR ME AT THAT AGE, GOING TO

CHURCH DIDN'T WORK FOR ME.

WHAT WORKED WAS, YOU KNOW,

PUTTING A HAZE IN FRONT OF

ME SO THAT I DIDN'T HAVE TO

DEAL WITH REALITY.

Reporter: MATTHEW SOLD

DRUGS AS A TEENAGER AND THEN

MOVED ON TO STEALING CARS.

ONE NIGHT I WAS AT A

PARTY AND I WAS GETTING

DRUNK, AND THERE WAS A

GENTLEMAN THERE THAT SAID,

OH, YOU KNOW, I HAVE A BUDDY

WHO RUNS A CHOP SHOP, AND

THEY NEED A NISSAN.

AND HE SAID, THEY'RE GOING

TO GIVE $1500 FOR THE PERSON

THAT GETS IT.

THAT'S, LIKE, THREE WEEKS

WORTH OF SELLING DOPE.

Reporter: AFTER SEVERAL

YEARS OF STEALING CARS, HE

WAS ARRESTED AND SENT TO

PRISON.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS

LIFE, HIS CONSCIENCE STARTED

TO BOTHER HIM.

WHEN I WAS IN PRISON, I

HAD A LITTLE BIT OF TIME TO

REFLECT AND THINK ABOUT THE

THINGS THAT I HAD DONE, THE

PEOPLE THAT I HAD HURT.

AND IT CONSUMED ME.

Reporter: WHEN HE WAS

RELEASED, MATTHEW DECIDED HE

NO LONGER WANTED TO STEAL

CARS.

WITH NO INFLUX OF CASH, HE

LOOKED FOR A CHEAP WAY TO

GET HIGH, AND FOUND ONE:

HEROIN.

THREE MONTHS INTO

SHOOTING HEROIN, I FOUND

MYSELF WITH NOTHING, BROKE

AND HOMELESS.

I HAD FINALLY, YOU KNOW,

REACHED THE PLACE THAT I

BELONGED, HOMELESS, STRUNG

OUT ON DOPE, SLEEPING IN A

TRASH CAN LINER, AND THE

PLASTIC KEPT ME WARM, YOU

KNOW.

BUT IT SMELLED LIKE TRASH.

AND I REMEMBERED THINKING TO

MYSELF, YOU KNOW, THIS IS

WHERE YOU BELONG.

THIS IS WHAT YOU DESERVE.

Reporter: ONE EVENING

MATTHEW WAS OUTLOOKING FOR

HIS NEXT FIX.

I

WAS WALKING NORTHBOUND

ON SIXTH AVENUE, AND I

STARTED PRAYING, SAYING, YOU

KNOW, LORD, PLEASE, JUST

GIVE ME $10 SO I CAN BUY A

SHOT OF DOPE.

AND I LOOK OFF IN THE

DISTANCE, AND I SEE

SOMETHING THAT LOOKS TO BE

CURRENCY.

IN ABOUT 10 YARDS I COULD

SEE A 10 ON IT, AND

I'M, LIKE, IT'S A $10 BILL.

AND I THINK, THERE IS A

GOD.

MY WHOLE LIFE I'VE WAITED

FOR YOU TO SHOW YOURSELF,

AND HERE YOU ARE NOW, GIVING

ME A $10 BILL FOR DOPE.

Reporter: THE $10 BILL

WAS PHONY, BUT WHAT WAS

INSIDE WAS WORTH EVEN MORE.

I REALIZED IT WASN'T A

REAL $10 BILL.

AND I SAID, LORD, I KNEW YOU

DIDN'T LOVE ME.

I KNEW YOU WEREN'T GOING TO

GIVE ME $10.

AND INSIDE OF IT IS THE FULL

BOOK OF PROVERBS, PULLED OUT

OF THOSE LITTLE MINIATURE

NEW TESTAMENTS.

AND I TOOK THAT BOOK OF

PROVERBS WITH ME THAT

NIGHT.

AND I READ THAT NIGHT ABOUT,

YOU KNOW, WISDOM.

Reporter: MATTHEW SAYS

THAT EVENING WAS A TURNING

POINT IN HIS LIFE.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY

LIFE, I REMEMBER THINKING

THAT THERE IS A GOD, AND HE

IS PRESENT IN MY LIFE.

I THOUGHT HE HAD A WARPED

SENSE OF HUMOR.

I WOULD HAVE PREFERRED A

REAL $10 BILL, BUT THIS WAS

ONE POINT WHERE IT WAS

EVIDENT THAT THE HAND OF GOD

WAS WORKING IN THIS

SITUATION.

AND I FELT THE LORD SAYING

THAT I'M ALWAYS WITH YOU.

I'M NEVER GOING TO ABANDON

YOU.

I'M NEVER GOING TO REJECT

YOU.

Reporter: HE STARTED

GOING TO CHURCH AND STUDYING

THE BIBLE, AND LATER WENT

THROUGH A SUCCESSFUL

RECOVERY PROGRAM.

SOON AFTERWARDS HE MET AND

MARRY JENNIFER.

TODAY MATTHEW HELPS JENNIFER

RUN A FACILITY FOR WOMEN

OVERCOMING ADDICTION.

AND HE HELPS HOST A SHOW FOR

RECOVERING ADDICTS.

IT IS ONE OF THE MOST

POWERFUL THINGS ABOUT BEING

A BELIEVER IN JESUS CHRIST,

ABOUT BEING A CHRISTIAN.

WE'RE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY

TO REACH OUT TO PEOPLE IN

THE DARKNESS AND GIVE THEM A

NEW LIFE.

WE'RE GIVEN

AN OPPORTUNITY

TO REACH OUT TO PEOPLE WHO

ARE INCABLE OF LOVING

THEMSELVES, AND OFFERING

THEM AN UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

THAT IS

SO GREAT

IT

CAN'T BE

DENIED.

Reporter: MATTHEW SAYS

HIS PURPOSE IN LIFE IS TO

USE HIS EXPERIENCES TO SHARE

CHRIST WITH OTHER ADDICTS.

I KNOW THE CREATOR OF

HEAVEN AND EARTH.

I KNOW THE GOD WHO HUNG THE

STARS IN THE SKY, WHO KNOWS

THE NUMBER OF HAIRS ON MY

HEAD.

WHAT GREATER STATEMENT CAN

BE MADE?

IF WE TRULY BELIEVE THIS IS

THE GOD THAT WE WORSHIP, HOW

CAN WE EVER DOUBT HE IS NOT

GOING TO WORK IN OUR LIFE?

Pat: HOW CAN WE NEVER

DOUBT?

LISTEN, I WANT TO SAY THIS

WITH ALL OF THE SINCERITY

THAT I CAN MUSTER: THERE IS

A GOD IN HEAVEN.

HE CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE.

HE LOVES YOU.

HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR YOU.

HE SENT HIS SON THAT HE

WOULD DIE FOR YOU.

AND IF YOU BELIEVE IN HIM,

YOU WILL NOT PERISH, BUT

YOU'LL HAVE EVERLASTING

LIFE.

YOU MAY BE LIVING OUT OF A

DUMPSTER.

YOU MAY BE LIVING IN A

GARBAGE BAG.

YOU MAY BE STRUNG OUT ON

HEROIN.

YOU MAY FEEL ABANDONED BY

YOUR PARENTS.

YOUR SPOUSE MAY HAVE WALKED

OUT ON YOU AND TAKEN THE

KIDS WITH THEM.

YOU MAY BE ABANDONED AND

LONELY AND CRYING OUT.

BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT

GOD IS WITH YOU.

HE IS NOT GOING TO LEAVE YOU

OR FORSAKE YOU.

IF YOU'LL TURN TO HIM, HE'LL

GIVE YOU EVERLASTING LIFE,

AND HE'LL GIVE YOU PEACE,

JOY, AND LOVE THAT YOU'VE

NEVER KNOWN BEFORE.

IF YOU WANT THAT, DON'T

THINK ABOUT TALKING ABOUT

IT.

DO SOMETHING.

I WANT YOU TO DO SOMETHING

RIGHT NOW.

I WANT YOU TO BOW YOUR HEAD

AND I WANT YOU TO PRAY WITH

ME THESE WORDS: JESUS -- DO

IT.

JESUS, YOU KNOW THE

CONDITION I'M IN.

AND, LORD, RIGHT NOW I COME

TO YOU AND I ASK YOU,

CLEANSE ME, FORGIVE ME, MAKE

ME A NEW PERSON.

I NEED A MIRACLE IN MY LIFE,

AND I KNOW THAT YOU'RE A GOD

OF MIRACLES.

SO FROM THIS MOMENT ON, I

GIVE YOU MY HEART.

I GIVE YOU MY LIFE.

I GIVE YOU MY FAILURES.

I GIVE YOU WHATEVER

SUCCESSES ARE THERE.

I GIVE YOU EVERYTHING.

AND I THANK YOU, LORD, THAT

YOU'VE HEARD MY PRAYER.

AND I THANK YOU THAT YOU'VE

COME INTO MY HEART.

THANK YOU, LORD.

AND NOW FOR THOSE WHO PRAYED

WITH ME, I WANT TO PRAY FOR

YOU.

FATHER, IN JESUS' NAME LET

THE ANOINTING OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT COME INTO THEIR

LIVES.

TOUCH THEM, LORD, AND FILL

THEM IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

WE HAVE, FOR THOSE WHO

PRAYED THAT PRAYER,

SOMETHING TO HELP YOU.

I WANT YOU TO GO ON IN THE

LORD.

DON'T JUST STOP HERE.

THERE IS MORE.

AND I'VE GOT A C.D. THAT IS

JUST PACKED, PACKED WITH

BIBLICAL ACKNOWLEDGE.

AND IT IS AVAILABLE FOR

YOU.

IT IS CALLED "A NEW DAY."

AND THIS IS A COMPACT DISC.

YOU CAN PLAY IT IN A C.D.

PLAYER.

I'LL GIVE IT TO YOU FREE.

ALL YOU'VE GOT TO DO IS CALL

IN AND SAY, I WANT IT.

I PRAYED WITH PAT.

GO TO YOUR TELEPHONE RIGHT

NOW, 1-800-759-0700, AND

SAY, I PRAYED WITH PAT AND

GAVE MY HEART TO THE LORD.

AND I WANT EVERYBODY TO KNOW

I AM A BORN-AGAIN

CHRISTIAN.

SOMEBODY IS STANDING BY

RIGHT NOW WHO CARES FOR YOU

AND WHO LOVES YOU.

NO MONEY, NO FINANCIAL

OBLIGATION, NON WHATSOEVER.

BUT MORE THAN ANYTHING,

SOMEBODY IS HERE WHO LOVES

YOU.

CALL AND MAKE THAT DECISION

AND SAY, I JUST GAVE MY

HEART TO JESUS.

1-800-759-0700.

HERE IS WENDY.

Wendy: THANKS, PAT.

STILL AHEAD, THE MAN WHO

VOLUNTEERED TO COACH A HIGH

SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM WITH A

DECADE-LONG LOSING STREAK.

EVERYBODY SAID, WHEN YOU

GET THESE INNER CITY KIDS

DOWN, THEY'LL LAY OVER AND

YOU'LL BEAT THEM BY 40.

NOT US.

Wendy: SEE HOW COACH

BILL COURTNEY TURNED THESE

AT-RISK KIDS INTO CHAMPIONS

AND BECAME THE SUBJECT OF AN

OSCAR-WINNING DOCUMENTARY.

WELCOME BACK TO

WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN NEWS

BREAK.

PHIL ROBERTSON, THE STAR OF

"DUCK DYNASTY", WILL SPEAK

TO A REPUBLICAN GROUP IN NEW

ORLEANS ON THURSDAY.

HE WILL ADDRESS THE

REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP

CONFERENCE, ALONG WITH OTHER

NOTABLE FIGURES, INCLUDING

RUSSIAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE

CHAIRMAN RICE PREVIOUS,

DONALD TRUMP, AS WELL AS

SOME REPUBLICAN SENATORS.

AN ATHEIST GROUP HAS LOST

ITS LAWSUIT CHALLENGING TAX

EXEMPTIONS FOR CHURCHES AND

RELIGIOUS GROUPS.

A FEDERAL JUDGE IN KENTUCKY

DISMISSED THE SUIT FROM A

GROUP IN NEW JERSEY.

IT SAID THAT TAX EXEMPT

STATUS GIVING TO RELIGIOUS

ORGANIZATIONS IS

DISCRIMINATORY AND SHOULD BE

RULED UNCONSTITUTION.

BUT THE JUDGE FOUND THE

REGULATIONS DON'T FAVOR ANY

GROUP OVER ANOTHER.

AMERICAN ATHEISTS PLANS TO

APPEAL.

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PAT AND WENDY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK.

WELL, CHECK OUT THESE STATS,

STARTING RIGHT GUARD, HE IS

NO LONGER IN SCHOOL.

STARTING LONG BACKER, SHOT,

NO LONGER IN SCHOOL.

STARTING CENTER, ARRESTED

FOR SHOOTING SOMEONE IN THE

FACE WITH A B.B. GUN.

THOSE ARE SOME OF THE

CHALLENGES BILL COURTNEY

FACED AFTER HE VOLUNTEERED

TO GO TO A LOSING FOOTBALL

TEAM.

Reporter: NOT MANY

PEOPLE WOULD VOLUNTEER TO

COACH A LOSING HIGH SCHOOL

TEAM, MUCH LESS ONE THAT IS

IN THE INNER CITY, BUT

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT BILL

COURTNEY DID.

EVERYBODY SAID, WHEN YOU

GET THESE INNER CITY KIDS

DOWN, THEY'LL LAY OVER AND

YOU'LL BEAT THEM BY 40.

NOT US!

Reporter: IN THE

DOCUMENTARY "UNDEFEATED"

BILL TURNS A GROUP OF AT

RISK TEENAGERS INTO A GROUP

OF CHAMPIONS.

IN HIS BOOK, "AGAINST THE

GRAIN" BILL SHARES

FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPLES HE

LEARNED ABOUT CHARACTER,

FAITH, AND OVERCOMING

ADVERSITY.

Wendy: AND PLEASE

WELCOME TO "THE 700 CLUB,"

BILL COURTNEY.

BILL, GREAT TO SEE YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

Wendy: I LOVED YOUR

BOOK.

LOVED YOUR DOCUMENTARY.

BILL, WHY DID YOU TAKE ON

THIS TEAM WITH SUCH A

TERRIBLE TRACK RECORD, IN

SUCH A DEPRESSED AREA OF

MEMPHIS?

THE AREA HAD NOTHING TO

DO WITH IT, REALLY.

I TAUGHT SCHOOL AND COACHED

FOOTBALL FOR A LIVING, WHEN

I GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE AND

MARRIED A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

AND STARTED HAVING

CHILDREN.

I BUILT A BUSINESS STARTING

IN 2001, AND THE SCHOOL WAS

RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM

THE BUSINESS AND IT WAS AN

OPPORTUNITY TO COACH AGAIN.

THAT WAS REALLY IT.

Wendy: THE MENASCUS

TIGERS HAD ONLY ONE SEVEN

GAMES IN 10 YEARS, AND THAT

IS NOT EVEN ONE WIN A YEAR

FOR 10 YEARS.

WHAT WAS THE TEAM'S RECORD

WHEN YOU

STOPPED COACHING

THEM?

OUR LAST TWO YEARS WE

WERE 18 WINS AND TWO

LOSSES.

WHEN WE GOT THERE THERE WERE

17 KIDS ON THE TEAM, AND

WHEN WE LEFT, THERE WERE

70.

Wendy: 70?

THAT IS AMAZING.

HOW WERE YOU ABLE TO TURN

THAT TEAM AND THE KIDS'

LIVES AROUND?

THEY TURNED THEIR LIVES

AROUND.

I CANNOT TAKE CREDIT FOR THE

WORK THAT THOSE KIDS DID.

COMMITMENT, CHARACTER,

INTEGRITY, THE VALUE OF HARD

WORK, THE DIGNITY OF HARD

WORK.

UNDERSTANDING GRACE,

UNDERSTANDING LEGACY.

THOSE ARE THE TENANTS -- I

DIDN'T COACH FOOTBALL.

I COACHED KIDS WHO PLAYED

FOOTBALL.

AND I COACHED KIDS ON THOSE

TENANTS, THE SAME TENETS

THAT BUILT MY BUSINESS ON,

THE SAME TENETS I BUILT MY

FAMILY ON.

THEY CREATE THE PROPER

FOUNDATION FOR A FOOTBALL

TEAM, FOR BUSINESS, FOR

LIFE, FOR POLITICS, FOR

ANYTHING, REALLY.

SO WHEN PEOPLE SAY HOW DID

YOU DO IT -- WELL, I DIDN'T

DO IT.

ALL I DID WAS SHARE WITH

THEM THESE TENETS, AND GIVE

THEM ILLUSTRATIONS OF WHAT

THOSE THINGS LOOK LIKE IN A

PRODUCTIVE LIFE, AND LET

THEM USE THOSE TENETS TO

MAKE THEIR OWN CHANGES FOR

THEMSELVES.

Wendy: WE ALWAYS HEAR

THAT FOOTBALL BUILDS

CHARACTER, AND YOU SAID

SOMETHING INTERESTING IN

YOUR BOOK, THAT FOOTBALL

DOESN'T BUILD CHARACTER, IT

REVEALS CHARACTER.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?

YOU BUILD YOUR CHARACTER

ON COMMITMENT AND IN

INTEGRITY.

SOMETHING AS MEANINGLESS AS

A GAME IS NOT GOING TO BUILD

SOMETHING AS IMPORTANT AS

YOUR SOUL AND CHARACTER.

BUT WHAT IT CAN DO IS REVEAL

WHAT YOU'VE BUILT IN TERMS

OF THE TENETS, BECAUSE IT

WILL SHOW WHETHER YOU'RE

GOING TO WILT UNDER THE

CIRCUMSTANCES OR RISE TO THE

OCCASION.

THINGS DON'T BUILD

CHARACTER, BUT THEY

CERTAINLY REVEAL THE

CHARACTER YOU BUILT BASED ON

THESE FUNDAMENTALS.

Wendy: AND YOU'VE HAD A

TREMENDOUS SUCCESS IN A

LUMBER COMPANY, $45 MILLION

WORTH OF SUCCESS.

HOW HAVE YOU MADE YOUR

START-UP SUCCESSFUL WHEN SO

MANY OTHERS HAVE FAILED?

YOU BUILD YOUR COMPANY ON

CHARACTER, COMMITMENT -- I

MEAN IT.

WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THE

VALUE OF HARD WORK AND YOU

UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR LEGACY

OUGHT TO BE, AND YOU BUILD

WHAT YOU ARE ON THIS

FOUNDATION, AND THEN YOU GO

TO WORK HARD --

Wendy: WHEN YOU SAY

"CHARACTER AND INTEGRITY AND

FOUNDATION," PUT THAT INTO A

PRACTICAL TERM FOR ME.

IS IT THE WAY YOU TREAT YOUR

EMPLOYEES?

WHAT DO YOU DO THAT IS

DIFFERENT?

FIRST OF ALL, THE TITLE

OF THE BOOK IS "AGAINST THE

GRAIN."

POP CULTURE TODAY SAYS YOU

DIG IN ON YOUR IDEALS, AND

THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO IT.

AND ONE OF THE CHAPTERS IN

THE BOOK IS CIVILITY.

AND IT SAYS, HOW WE TREAT

THOSE WE OPPOSE SAYS MORE

ABOUT US THAN OUR OWN

OPINIONS DO.

Wendy: WOW.

I THINK YOU'VE GOT TO GET

OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE,

AND YOU'VE GOT TO SURROUND

YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE WHO

DON'T NECESSARILY JUST LOOK

LIKE YOU.

BE CIVIL AND

NON-THREATENING.

AND YOU FIND A COMMONALITY.

AND YOU UNDERSTAND A

PERSON'S I INHIBITIONS AND

FEARS, AND WHAT MAKES THEM

HAPPY.

AND YOU SERVE THEM BY TRYING

TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN FOR

THEM.

AND WHEN YOU SERVE THEM BY

TRYING TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN

FOR THEM, AND THEY RECOGNIZE

YOU'RE WORKING FOR THEIR

BETTERMENT, THEN THEY'RE

GOING TO FOLLOW YOU.

AND BY DEFINITION, YOU'RE

NOW LEADING.

Wendy: HOW DID YOU GET

TO BE THE WAY YOU ARE?

YOUR DAD WAS NOT IN THE

HOME.

HE LEFT WHEN YOU WERE ABOUT

FOUR YEARS OLD.

YOU WERE RAISED BY YOUR

MOM.

HOW DID THAT INFLUENCE YOUR

LIFE?

I HAD A GREAT

GRANDFATHER, AND I HAD A LOT

OF REALLY POSITIVE COACHES.

AND I'M NOT EXACTLY LIKE ANY

OF THEM, BUT A LITTLE BIT OF

THEM IS ALL IN ME.

AND I THINK I JUST GOT -- I

GUESS IT WAS A BLESSING

BECAUSE I GOT TO CHOOSE A

LITTLE PIECE OF EVERYTHING I

THOUGHT WAS THE BEST IN EACH

PERSON I KNEW, AND KIND OF

MADE IT MY MANTRA, I GUESS.

Wendy: OF COURSE WE

HAVE TO TALK BOWER YOUR

ABOUT YOUR FAITH.

YOU REALLY DIDN'T BECOME A

SOLD-OUT BELIEVER UNTIL YOU

WERE MARRIED, RIGHT?

YEAH.

I WAS RAISED IN THE CHURCH,

BUT I DON'T THINK I

UNDERSTOOD WHAT A PERSONAL

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD WAS

UNTIL I WAS, LIKE YOU SAID,

MARRIED WITH CHILDREN.

Wendy: AND THAT CHANGED

EVERYTHING?

IT HAS, ESPECIALLY WHEN

IT COMES TO CHAPTER 13 IN

THE BOOK, WHICH IS GRACE.

BECAUSE I COULDN'T BE

COMPLETELY HAPPY UNTIL I

LEARNED TO FORGIVE THE

PEOPLE WHO WRONGED ME.

AND I COULDN'T BE COMPLETELY

HAPPY UNTIL I COULD LET GO

OF THE HURT OF THE LACK OF

MY FATHER.

AND SO MUCH OF THAT STUFF

THAT I KEPT INSIDE OF ME

THAT MADE ME BITTER -- IT IS

OBVIOUS, IT'S HARD TO BE

HAPPY WHEN YOU'RE BITTER.

YOU CAN'T BE FULLY HAPPY IF

YOU'RE BITTER, AND YOU HAVE

GET RID OF THE BITTERNESS BY

BEING FORGIVEN.

AND YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND

THAT GOD HAS FORGIVEN US

WITH GRACE.

WE TALK ABOUT FORGIVENESS

AND GRACE ALL OF THE TIME

BECAUSE ALL OF THESE THINGS

GO TOGETHER.

Wendy: AND WHY IS

LEAVING A LEGACY -- I KNOW

THAT IS SO IMPORTANT YOU,

AND YOU TALK ABOUT THAT IN

THE BOOK.

WHY IS LEAVING A LEGACY SO

IMPORTANT?

BECAUSE I DON'T WANT THE

IMPORTANT STUFF I LEAVE

BEHIND TO BE ABLE TO BE SOLD

IN A YARD SALE.

I WANT IT TO BE SOMETHING

THAT MAKES SO MUCH MORE

DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE'S LIFE

THAN THAT.

HOW SHALLOW AND EMPTY WOULD

WE BE IF THE THINGS WE THINK

ARE OUR LEGACY COULD BE

BOUGHT FOR $5 ON A SATURDAY

AFTERNOON IN A FRONT YARD.

WE'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING SO

MUCH BIGGER THAN THAT.

Wendy: BILL'S BOOK IS

CALLED "AGAINST THE GRAIN,"

AND IT IS AVAILABLE WHEREVER

BOOKS ARE SOLD.

BILL COURTNEY, GOD BLESS

YOU.

YOU'RE AN INSPIRATION.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I APPRECIATE IT.

Wendy: UP NEXT, GET

READY TO BRING IT ON.

ALICE WANTS TO KNOW, WHAT

HAPPENS TO BANK ACCOUNTS,

C.D.s, OR MONEY MARKET

ACCOUNTS AFTER A MASSIVE

E.M.C. IN AMERICA?

THERE WON'T BE ANY RECORDS

OR PROOF THAT ANYONE HAD

ACCOUNTS.

STAY TUNED FOR PAT'S ANSWER

AND MORE AFTER THIS.

Wendy: INDEED, THIS

SUMMER WE'RE GOING TO MAKE

IT EASY FOR YOUR CHURCH TO

HAVE A SPECIAL "SUPERBOOK"

MOVIE NIGHT.

FOR JUST $25, WE'LL GIVE YOU

EVERYTHING YOU NEED, FROM

TICKETS TO TWO "SUPERBOOK"

EPISODES.

"ROAR" AND "JOJONAH."

YOU CAN CALL

1-800-759-0700.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

SUPERBOOK.TV/"SUPERBOOK."

ALICE WANTS TO KNOW, WHAT

HAPPENS TO BANK ACCOUNTS,

C.D.s, MONEY MARKETS

ACCOUNTS, AFTER A MASSIVE

E.M.P. IN AMERICA.

THERE WON'T BE ANY RECORDS

OR PROOF ANYONE HAD

ACCOUNTS?

Pat: I DON'T REALLY

KNOW IF THERE IS GOING TO BE

AN E.M.P. THAT WILL

OBLITERATE EVERYTHING.

AND WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO

DO?

IT WOULDN'T HURT TO HAVE A

LITTLE CASH AROUND THE HOUSE

UNTIL CURRENCY IS RETORED.

RESTORED.

AN E.M.P. WOULD LEAVE THIS

COUNTRY IN DESPERATE SHAPE.

THERE WOULDN'T BE ANYTHING

TO BUY.

IT SURPASSES COMPREHENSION

HOW BAD SOMETHING LIKE WOULD

BE.

IT IS A REAL POSSIBILITY.

IF A FOREIGN POWER DETONATED

A NUCLEAR DEVICE IN THE

ATMOSPHERE ABOVE THE CENTER

OF AMERICA, IT COULD INDEED

FRY EVERYTHING ELECTRONIC

ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, AND IT

COULD BE A HORRIBLE

CONSEQUENCE.

WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO

IT?

I DON'T KNOW.

BUT I DO THINK HAVING SOME

CASH AROUND AND SOME OTHER

THINGS -- IT'S LIKE WHO IS

GOING TO SELL YOU ANYTHING.

THERE WON'T BE MUCH TRADING

OR BUSINESS.

IT WILL BE LIKE GOING TO THE

DARK AGES AND CLAWING OUR

WAY BACK UP.

Wendy: MARIA

WRITES, "IF I DON'T HAVE A

HOME CHURCH, WHAT DO I DO

WITH MY TITHES.

I LIVE OFF SOCIAL SECURITY

DISABILITY, AND DO I STILL

TITHE, AND WOULD IT STILL BE

THE 10% EVEN IF IT IS A

STRUGGLE?"

Pat: I RECOMMEND THAT

YOU TITHE AND YOU BELIEVE

GOD FOR A BLESSING THAT

SOMETHING MORE WILL COME

ALONG.

POSSIBLY YOU CAN GET SOME

INCOME FROM DOING

TELEMARKETING FROM YOUR

HOUSE.

THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF

PEOPLE WHO ARE LOOKING FOR

HELP.

AND IF YOU'RE RESPONSIBLE

AND HONEST AND YOU KNOW HOW

TO READ AND WRITE, OR TYPE,

OR WHATEVER, THERE WILL BE

SOME INCOME.

I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT.

AND ASK GOD TO OPEN THE

DOORS AND BRING YOU SOME

THINGS.

BUT, YES, IF YOU DON'T HAVE

A CHURCH, YOU KNOW, THE

TITHE BELONGS TO THE LORD.

AND YOU'RE GIVING TO GOD'S

WORK.

THAT'S WHERE YOU WANT TO GI

GIVE IT.

Wendy: KARA WRITES, "MY

DAUGHTER IS A HIGH SCHOOL

JUNIOR AND SHE IS HEAVILY

INVOLVED IN OUR SCHOOL AND

IS A GOOD GIRL.

RECENTLY A ISLAMIC GARMENT

HAS COME INTO STYLE IN HER

SCHOOL.

AM I WRONG NOT TO ALLOW HER

TO FIT IN AT HER SCHOOL?

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?"

Pat: I DON'T HAVE A

CLUE WHAT A FAWATSA IS.

Wendy: I GUESS IT IS A

SCARF.

Pat: THERE IS NOTHING

WRONG WITH WEARING A GARMENT

FROM SOMEBODY ELSE'S

RELIGION.

THE QUESTION IS, IF PUTTING

THAT GARMENT ON MEANS YOU'RE

SUBMITTING YOURSELF TO THAT

RELIGION AND BECOMING A PART

OF IT, THEN YOU'VE GOT A

PROBLEM.

Wendy: MRS. DICE SAYS,

"I'VE HAD TWO BROKEN

RELATIONSHIPS WITH MEN I

LOVE FROM WOMEN WHO WANTED

TO MARRY ME.

I COULDN'T BECAUSE I WOULD

LOSE THE MONEY FROM MY

EX-HUSBAND IF I REMARRY.

BOTH WERE GOOD CHRISTIANS

WHO DIDN'T WANT TO LIVE IN

SIN.

I DON'T WANT TO LIVE IN SIN

FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.

PLEASE TELL ME WHAT I CAN

DO."

Pat: I CANNOT BELIEVE

THAT SOMEBODY WOULD TURN

DOWN THE CHANCE OF HAPPINESS

AND A REWARDING RELATIONSHIP

IN ORDER TO HOLD ON TO A

STINKEN SOCIAL SECURITY

PAYMENT.

Wendy: SHOOT, I WOULD

JUST LIVE ON RICE AND BEANS

FOR LOVE.

Pat: THERE YOU GO.

LISTEN TO WHAT WENDY IS

TELLING YOU.

IF THERE IS A MAN AND A

HUSBAND AND YOU'RE MARRIED,

DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE FACT

THAT YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE A

LITTLE SOCIAL SECURITY

BENEFIT.

THAT'S RIDICULOUS.

GO WITH YOUR HEART AND DO

WHAT YOU NEED TO.

BUT IF THESE MEN ARE STILL

THERE, ONE OF THEM, AND YOU

CAN HAVE A SUCCESSFUL

RELATIONSHIP AND LIVE OUT

YOUR GOLDEN YEARS IN

HAPPINESS -- YOU'RE GOING TO

TRADE A FEW DOLLARS IN

SOCIAL SECURITY FOR THAT?

DON'T BE RIDICULOUS.

Wendy: THAT JUST HURTS

MY HEART.

GREGORY WRITES, "IS IT A SIN

TO GAMBLE?

DOES THE BIBLE REFERENCE

IT?"

Pat: HERE'S THE DEAL,

SOME LITTLE LADY IS PLAYING

BINGO IN THE CHURCH PARLOR,

AND SHE IS UNDER THE B-16

AND ALL OF THAT STUFF --

THAT'S NOT A SIN.

THE QUESTION IS -- THE BIBLE

SAYS, "YOU SHALL NOT TEMPT

THE LORD YOUR GOD."

THAT MEANS YOU DON'T JUMP

OFF BUILDINGS.

IF YOU'RE PLAYING

HIGH-STAKES GAMES, AND

YOU'RE BETTING ON RED 16,

AND YOU'RE SAYING, OH, GOD,

LET THAT LITTLE BALL COME IN

THE HOLE AND LET ME HIT BIG,

YOU'RE TEMPTING GOD, AND

THAT'S WHAT THAT AMOUNTS TO,

AND IT'S A SIN.

THAT KIND OF THING IS A

SIN.

AS FAR AS SPENDING A FEW

BUCKS ON -- YOU PULL A

LEVER, THAT'S NOT A BIG

DEAL.

UNLESS YOU REALLY FEEL

GUILTY ABOUT IT.

BECAUSE WHATEVER IS NOT OF

FAITH IS SIN.

WHAT IS WRONG IS, "DO NOT

TEMPT THE LORD YOUR GOD."

Wendy: VIRA WRITES, "MY

HUSBAND AND I HAVE BEEN

MARRIED FOR NEARLY 10

YEARS.

I FELL HEAD OVER HEELS FOR

HIM.

BUT IN THE 10 YEARS, HE HAS

CONCEIVED A CHILD WITH

ANOTHER WOMAN AND THE

CHILDREN AND I HAVE MOVED TO

ANOTHER STATE, BUT IT IS

RATHER EMBARRASSING TO LOOK

UP AND SEE PICTURES OF HIM

ON Facebook.

MY QUESTION TO YOU IS, DO I

WAIT TO SEE IF HE IS GOING

TO COME BACK TO HIS FAMILY,

OR DO I MOVE FORWARD WITH

OUR LIFE WITHOUT HIM AND

FILE FOR THE DIVORCE THAT HE

ACTUALLY WANTS?"

Pat: WHAT IS THAT

STATEMENT, "WAKE UP AND

SMELL THE COFFEE."

IT AIN'T GOING TO GET ANY

BETTER.

GET RID OF HIM.

THAT IS AWFUL.

HE HAS BROKEN THE MARRIAGE.

YOU'RE UNDER NO OBLIGATION

ACCORDING TO THE LAWS THAT

JESUS SET DOWN FOR US.

BY ALL MEANS GET A DIVORCE

AND GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE.

THIS MAN ISN'T WORTH

KEEPING.

Wendy: I AGREE.

I AGREE.

HE HAS BROKEN THE VOF NENT.

COVENANT.

Pat: HE HAS BROKEN

EVERYTHING.

GETTING ON Facebook WITH

HIS GIRLFRIEND.

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN OUR

SOCIETY?

I AM APPALLED.

Wendy: AREN'T YOU GLAD

YOU'RE NOT ON Facebook?

Pat: YOU BETTER BELIEVE

IT.

I HAVE A DOG ON Facebook,

AND I GAVE THE DOG AWAY, AND

BLUE HAS MANY, MANY

Facebook FRIENDS, BUT ONLY

FOR A DOG.

FOR A WOMAN IN INDIA,

EARNING A LIVING WAS A

CHALLENGE.

BUT WHEN A CYCLONE DESTROYED

HER HOME, LIFE BECAME

IMPOSSIBLE.

Reporter: AFTER TULA'S

HUSBAND DIED FROM

TUBERCULOSIS, SHE DID HER

BEST TO RAISE THEIR THREE

CHILDREN ALONE.

I STARTED SELLING FISH.

I WOULD GET THE FISH FROM

THE FISHERMEN AND SELL THEM

IN THE MARKET.

Reporter: THEN CYCLONE

SALINE HIT THE EAST COAST OF

INDIA.

IT WAS RAINING HEAVILY,

AND THE WATERS RUSHED INTO

OUR HOME.

AND THEN ONE WALL OF OUR

HOME COLLAPSED.

WE RAN OUTSIDE AND CLIMBED

ON TOP OF A ROOF.

WE LOST EVERYTHING,

INCLUDING OUR FOOD, CLOTHES,

AND ALL OF MY EQUIPMENT THAT

I USED TO SELL FISH.

Reporter: WITHOUT A

HOME OR A WAY TO SUPPORT HER

CHILDREN, TULA DESPERATELY

NEEDED HELP.

THEN SHE HEARD ABOUT A CBN

RELIEF CAMP THAT WAS BEING

HELD IN HER VILLAGE.

SHE RECEIVED FOOD, CLOTHES,

AND BLANKETS.

AFTER MEETING THE FAMILIES'

IMMEDIATE NEEDS, WE HELPED

TULA RESTART HER BUSINESS.

CBN GAVE ME UTENSILS,

BASKETS AND PLATES, AND THEY

GAVE ME A SCALE AND OTHER

EQUIPMENT I NEEDED TO SELL

FISH.

Reporter: WE ALSO MADE

IT POSSIBLE FOR TULA AND HER

CHILDREN TO HAVE A SAFE

PLACE TO STAY.

YOU GAVE ME ENOUGH MONEY

TO PAY FOR A WHOLE YEAR'S

RENT.

THANK YOU, CBN.

YOU HAVE GIVEN US A NEW

LIFE.

Pat: ISN'T THAT

MARVELOUS.

YOU CAN HELP SOMEBODY.

SOMEBODY IS IN DESPERATE

CONDITION.

IT TAKES JUST A LITTLE BIT

OF MONEY TO GIVE THEM LIFE.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING,

GIVING THEM LIFE AND HOPE.

NOW, WE HAVE NOW A PREMIUM

FOR YOU, AND IT'S CALLED

"LIVING UNDER GOD'S

BLESSING."

IN HERE IS A D.V.D. OF AN

ADDRESS I GAVE TO THE

JERUSALEM CONFERENCE ON THE

FEAST OF TABERNACLES.

Wendy: IT IS POWERFUL.

I LOVED IT.

Pat: I COULD HARDLY

STAND UP, THE POWER OF GOD

WAS SO STRONG IN THAT

MEETING.

AND GORDON HAS A TEACHING IN

HERE, TOO, "LIVING UNDER

GOD'S BLESSING."

WE'LL GIVE THAT TO YOU WHEN

YOU JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

SO CALL IN.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH TODAY'S

POWER MINUTE FROM THE BOOK

OF ISAIAH, 49th CHAPTER:

"FOR I WILL CONTEND WITH HIM

WHO CONTENDS WITH YOU.

AND I WILL SAVE YOUR

CHILDREN."

WELL, THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME

WE'VE GOT.

REMEMBER, DR. BEN CARSON IS

WITH US, AND HE IS GOING TO

TELL US SOMETHING AMAZING

ABOUT WHAT YOUR BRAIN CAN

DO.

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THAT

ONE.

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