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The 700 Club - May 29, 2014

Dr. Ben Carson stresses the importance of approaching critical issues with a respectful tone. Plus, labeled early on as a “tomboy,” Amy experimented with homosexuality and drugs. Read Transcript


THE BRAIN SURGEON WHO IS

NOW TRYING TO SAVE THE SOUL

OF A COUNTRY.

DR. BEN CARSON JOINS US LIVE

AND SHARES HIS REMEDY FOR A

NATION DIVIDED, ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

Pat: WELL, WELCOME TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

YOU KNOW, I WAS THINKING

TODAY, IF I WAS IN CHARGE OF

THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION,

LIKE JEN SHINSEKI, WHAT

WOULD YOU DO?

THE FIRST THING YOU WOULD DO

IS TO FIRE ABOUT 10 PEOPLE

RIGHT OFF THE BAT AND

REPLACE THEM WITH PEOPLE

FROM THE BUSINESS INTERESTS,

THOSE WHO ARE MANAGEMENT

CONSULTANTS WHO COULD COME

IN AND DO A TOP TO BOTTOM

CLEANING.

THAT THING IS REALLY BAD,

AND IT IS NOT GOING TO GO

AWAY JUST BY FIRING THE TOP

MAN.

THAT IS WHAT EVERYBODY IS

TALKING ABOUT, FIRE GENERAL

SHINSEKI.

THE POOR GUY CAME INTO A

MESS, AND HE CONTINUED WITH

A MESS, BUT WE NEED TO TAKE

CARE OF IT.

AND THAT SCANDAL KEEPS

GETTING WORSE, WITH MORE AND

MORE HOSPITALS UNDER

INVESTIGATION.

Terry: NOW CONGRESS IS

GRILLING THE LEADERS OF THE

V.A. AND BOTH REPUBLICANS

AND DEMOCRATS ARE CALLING

FOR THE RESIGNATION OF THE

MAN WHO HEADS THE

DEPARTMENT.

CHARLENE AARON HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: A NEW INTERIM

REPORT BY THE VETERANS

AFFAIRS' INTERNAL WATCHDOG

CONCLUDES THAT PATIENTS

EXPERIENCED SIGNIFICANT

DELAYS IN TREATMENT AT A

V.A. HEALTH FACILITY IN

PHOENIX, ARIZONA.

THAT INCLUDES SOME 1700

VETERANS, WHO WERE WAITING

FOR MEDICAL CARE, BUT WHO

WERE NOT ON AN OFFICIAL

WAITING LIST.

THE BLISTERS REPORT SAYS

VETERANS WAITED ON AVERAGE

115 DAYS FOR THEIR FIRST

MEDICAL APPOINTMENT.

THAT IS 91 DAYS LONGER THAN

THE HOSPITAL HAD REPORTED.

FIREWORKS ERUPTED ON CAPITOL

HILL LAST NIGHT AS THREE

SENIOR V.A. OFFICIALS STOOD

BEFORE A CONGRESSIONAL

HEARING ON THE CONTROVERSY.

WHEN WERE THESE DOCUMENTS

DESTROYED?

WHAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND

IS HOW YOU CAN LOOK AT

YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR AND

SHAVE IN THE MORNING AND NOT

THROW UP.

Reporter: THE V.A.'S

INSPECTOR GENERAL IS

INVESTIGATING 26 FACILITIES

NATIONWIDE.

THE REVIEW FOLLOWS

ALLEGATIONS THAT SEVERAL

VETERANS DIED WHILE AWAITING

TREATMENT, AND THE SECRET

WAITING LISTS WERE CREATED

TO HIDE DELAYS IN CARE.

JOHN GOODMAN, AND A VETERAN

OF THE IRAQ WAR, HAD TROUBLE

GETTING MEDICAL ATTENTION AT

A V.A. HOSPITAL IN

OKLAHOMA.

I HAD A BROKEN HAND AND

HAD TO GET X-RAYS ON IT.

AND IT TOOK OVER A WEEK TO

GET IN.

AND BY THE TIME I GOT

X-RAYS, THE BONE HAD ALREADY

STARTED HEALING.

Reporter: HE SAYS LONG

WAIT TIMES WERE JUST ONE OF

THE COMPLAINTS COMMON AMONG

VETERANS SEEKING CARE.

IT TAKES A MONTH, OR EVEN

LONGER, TO EVEN GET AN

APPOINTMENT.

AND THEN WHEN YOU GET THERE,

YOUR APPOINTMENT IS PUSHED

BACK TWO HOURS, OR YOU HAVE

TO GO TO MESKOGI, OR YOUR

APPOINTMENT GETS CANCELLED

WITHOUT NOT NOTIFICATION.

Reporter: SOME VETS

NEVER GOT THE HELP THEY

NEEDED.

THEY ARE AT FAULT, WHY MY

FATHER IS DEAD.

Reporter: FLORIDA'S

GOVERNOR PLANS TO SUE THE

ADMINISTRATION FOR THE RIGHT

TO INSPECT V.A. HOSPITALS IN

THE STATE.

AND THERE IS NOW GROWING

PRESSURE THAT PRESIDENT

OBAMA RESPOND.

MANY WANT HIM TO FIRE THE

MAN IN CHARGE OF THE V.A.,

SECRETARY SHINSEKI.

BOTH DEMOCRATS AND

REPUBLICANS HAVE CALLED FOR

HIM TO RESIGN, WITH SOME

DEMANDING A CRIMINAL

INVESTIGATION.

I BELIEVE THAT THIS ISSUE

HAS REACHED A LEVEL THAT

REQUIRES THE JUSTICE

DEPARTMENT INVOLVEMENT.

Reporter: CHARLENE

AARON, CBN NEWS.

Pat: WELL, WHAT IT

SHOWS, FOLKS, REAL SIMPLE,

IS THE GOVERNMENT CAN'T RUN

HEALTH CARE.

SO BIG SURPRISE.

SO INSTEAD OF TAKING THE

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION AND

FIXING THAT, THEY DECIDED

THEY'RE GOING TO SCREW UP

EVERYBODY ELSE'S HEALTH

CARE, AND SO THIS MASSIVE

TAKEOVER OF ONE SIXTH OF THE

ECONOMY.

GOVERNMENT DOESN'T FUNCTION

THAT WAY.

IT JUST DOESN'T.

IT CAN GET TROOPS OUT TO

BATTLES, WHICH IS GOOD.

IT CAN KEEP POLICE ON THE

STREETS.

IT CAN DO A NUMBER OF

IMPORTANT THINGS.

BUT IT CAN'T RUN HEALTH

CARE.

AND WHAT WE NEED RIGHT NOW

ARE PRIVATE SECTOR GURUS,

PEOPLE WHO ARE REALLY

SPECIALISTS IN CORPORATE

TURNAROUNDS AND FIX-UPS, TO

COME IN THERE AND DO THIS.

THEY HAVE A LOT OF RULES

THAT SAY YOU CAN'T FIRE

PEOPLE, BUT THEY'VE GOT TO

FIRE PEOPLE.

THEY'VE GOT TO FIRE NOT JUST

THAT POOR GENERAL WHO IS AT

THE HEAD OF IT.

HE IS SUFFERING, AND HE IS A

GOOD MAN, AND THEY'RE

PUTTING ALL OF THE BLAME ON

HIM.

WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IF

HE GETS FIRED?

IT WILL STILL BE AS BAD AS

IT IS.

THEY HAVE TO GET RID OF THE

WHOLE CULTURE, AND THAT IS

NOT GOING TO BE EASY.

IN OTHER NEWS, DESPITE ALL

OF THE PRESSURE FROM THE

WORLD TO SPLIT JERUSALEM

WITH THE PALESTINIAN IN THE

NAME OF, QUOTE,"PEACE," THE

PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL IS

PROMISING JERUSALEM WILL

NEVER BE DIVIDED.

HE TOLD ME THAT SOME YEARS

AGO, AND HE SAID IT AGAIN.

JOHN JESSUP HAS MORE ON THAT

STORY FROM WASHINGTON.

Reporter: PAT, ISRAELIS

HAVE JUST WRAPPED UP

CELEBRATING JERUSALEM DAY.

IT MARKS THE CAPTURE OF THE

OLD CITY DURING THE 1967

6-DAY WAR.

FOR MANY JEWS AND

CHRISTIANS, IT IS A SPECIAL

DAY IN HISTORY.

Reporter: ON

JUNE 7th, 1967, ISRAELI

PARATROOPERS ENTERED THE

LION'S GATE AND HEADED

TOWARDS THE TEMPLE MOUNT.

IT WAS THE FIRST TIME IN

NEARLY 2,000 YEARS THE

JEWISH PEOPLE CONTROLLED THE

OLD CITY AND THE WESTERN

WALL.

JERUSALEM WAS REUNITED UNDER

ISRAELI SOVEREIGNTY.

MANY JEWS AND CHRISTIANS

CALL THAT BATTLE A MIRACLE

AND AN HISTORIC TURNING

POINT.

THAT'S WHY EVERY YEAR

ISRAELIS CELEBRATE JERUSALEM

DAY.

JERUSALEM DAY IS MARKED BY

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE COMING

OUT TO THE STREETS, WAVING

FLAGS, DANCING, SINGING.

IT IS JUST ONE OUTWARD SIGN

OF HOW IMPORTANT JERUSALEM

IS TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE.

IT IS THE HEART OF US,

AND THE HEART OF THE WORLD.

JERUSALEM IS OUR PLEDGE

TO CONNECT TO GOD.

IT IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE

THIS IS OUR HISTORY.

THIS IS OUR CAPITAL.

AND THIS IS WHAT THE WORLD

THINKS OF US.

Reporter: ISRAELI PRIME

MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

DECLARED ISRAEL WILL

CONTINUE TO BUILD EVERYWHERE

IN JERUSALEM.

JERUSALEM WAS UNIFIED 47

YEARS AGO, AND IT WILL NEVER

BE REDIVIDED.

SINCE THAT DAY, JERUSALEM

HAS DEVELOPED.

IT IS PROSPEROUS AND

FLOURISHING, AND WE MEET

HERE EVERY YEAR IN ORDER TO

ENSURE THIS PROSPERITY WILL

BE EVEN GREATER, THAT THE

CONSTRUCTION WILL BE EVEN

BROADER, AND THAT IT WILL

FLOURISH EVEN MORE.

Reporter: BUT

PALESTINIANS SAY THEY WANT

JERUSALEM TO BE THE CAPITAL

OF A FUTURE PALESTINIAN

STATE.

SENIOR PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY

TOLD CBN NEWS, THERE CAN BE

NO PEACE AGREEMENT WITHOUT

JERUSALEM.

IT IS THE SECOND HOLY

PLACE FOR THE MUSLIMS IN THE

WORLD.

FOR THE PALESTINIANS, IN

ADDITION TO THAT, THERE WILL

BE NO PALESTINIAN STATE

WITHOUT JERUSALEM.

Reporter: POLICE SHUT

DOWN THE TEMPLE MOUNT ON

JERUSALEM DAY AFTER MUSLIMS

HARASSED JEWISH GROUPS, SOME

WANTING TO PRAY ON THE

TEMPLE MOUNT.

THMANY BELIEVE BECAUSE OF

THIS TENSION, THE TEMPLE

MOUNT COULD BECOME MORE AND

MORE OF A FLASHPOINT IN THE

FUTURE.

IN THE MEANTIME, ISRAELIS

CELEBRATE THE REUNIFICATION

OF THE CITY.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Reporter: PAT, PSALM

122: 3: "THE CITY BUILT IN

UNITY WHO'S WALLS CANNOT BE

BREACHED."

Pat: IT HAS BEEN

BREACHED MANY TIMES, BUT THE

BIBLE MAKES IT VERY CLEAR

THAT JERUSALEM WILL BE FOR

THE GENTILES UNTIL THE TIME

OF THE GENTILES ARE

FULFILLED.

THAT LITERALLY CAME TO PASS

IN THE 6-DAY WAR WHEN THE

ISRAELI TROOPS -- I GUESS

MOSHI DION WAS THE HEAD

LEADER OF THAT AND YITZHAK

RABIN WAS THE GENERAL THAT

WENT IN FOR IT.

AND OUT OF THAT, THAT CITY,

SINCE THE DAYS OF

NEBUCHADNEZZAR, WAS UNITED

UNDER JEWISH RULE.

THAT WAS A MAJOR, MAJOR

PROPHETIC STATE, AND I WANT

TO TELL YOU THAT GOD WILL

NOT ALLOW THAT PARTICULAR

BIT OF SCRIPTURE TO BE

ANNILHILATED.

THE PALESTINIANS HAVE NO

CLAIM OVER JERUSALEM.

THEY'VE NEVER BEEN IN

JERUSALEM.

JERUSALEM -- THE TEMPLE

MOUNT WAS BOUGHT BY DAVID

FOR, WHAT WAS IT, 600

SHEKELS OR PIECES OF GOLD OR

WHATEVER.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT 1,000

B.C.

AND THIS HAS NEVER BEEN A

PALESTINIAN CITY.

I REMEMBER SPEAKING TO

YASSER ARAFAT SOME TIME AGO,

AND HE SAID, WELL, WE'LL SEE

ABOUT JERUSALEM.

GOOD MEN CAN PREVAIL AND SO

FORTH.

THAT LAST GUY YOU SAW ON THE

SHOW WAS SAYING, WE'VE GOT

TO HAVE IT OR ELSE.

THAT WASN'T THEIR CLAIM WHEN

I MET OVER THERE WITH THEIR

LEADERSHIP.

BUT THEY CHANGED THE GOLD

POSTS ON THESE THINGS, AND

THIS ONE HAS BEEN CHANGED

DRAMATICALLY.

BUT WHEN I TALKED TO

NETANYAHU BEFORE HE BECAME

PRIME MINISTER, HE SAID

JERUSALEM IS

NON-NEGOTIABLE.

WE'RE JUST NOT GOING TO

DIVIDE THE CITY.

I THINK THAT WILL BE THE

FINAL FLASHPOINT FOR THE

NATIONS OF THE WORLD.

THEY WILL COME TO FORCE THE

JEWS TO GIVE UP JERUSALEM,

AND THE JEWS WON'T DO IT.

IN HISTORY AND PROPHECY,

THAT IS THE KEY.

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO DO IT,

AND THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH

ARE GOING TO GATHER AGAINST

THE JEWS, AND GOD HIMSELF IS

GOING TO DEFEND THEM.

LOOK WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.

IT IS RIGHT THERE IN BLACK

AND WHITE.

Reporter: PAT, HERE AT

HOME, HOUSTON CITY LEADERS

HAVE APPROVED A

CONTROVERSIAL GAY RIGHTS

ORDINANCE.

THE 11-6 VOTE CAME LATE

WEDNESDAY AFTER 12 HOURS OF

DEBATE AND MONTHS OF PROTEST

FROM AREA CHURCHES AND

CHRISTIAN BUSINESS OWNERS.

THEY SAY THE LAW COULD

PENALIZE BUSINESSES WITH

CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES, AND

INFRINGE ON THE

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO

SPEAK OUT AGAINST

HOMOSEXUALITY.

THE HUES SHOES MAYOR, WHO

HOUSTON MAYOR CALLED ITS

PASSAGE THE MOST PERSONALLY

MEANINGFUL THING SHE WILL

DID AS MAYOR.

CHURCH LEADERS SAY THEY WILL

GATHER ENOUGH SIGNATURES FOR

REFERENDUM TO APPEAL IT IN

THE FALL.

THE MILITARY IS WORKING ON

COMPUTER CHIPS FOR THE BRAIN

TO TREAT POST-TRAUMATIC

STRESS ORDER.

ONE REPORTS MILITARY

RESEARCHERS WANT TO REACH

DEEP INTO THE BRAIN TO

PREDICT AND POSSIBLY TREAT

ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, MEMORY

LOSS, AND PTSD.

THE MILITARY IS HOPING TO

HAVE A PROTOTYPE IN FIVE

YEARS AND GET F.D.A.

APPROVAL.

THE PLAN IS AN EXAMPLE OF

THE TYPES OF IMPLANTS THAT

COULD BE DEVELOPED IN THE

DECADES AHEAD.

IT IS NOT JUST THE UNITED

STATES, BUT THE WHOLE WORLD

IS GETTING FATTER.

ALMOST A THIRD OF THE WORLD

IS NOW FAT.

A STUDY OF 188 COUNTRIES

FOUND THAT MORE THAN TWO

BILLION PEOPLE ARE NOW

OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE.

ACCORDING TO THE STUDY IN

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL LANCET,

THE HIGHEST RATES ARE IN THE

MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA.

AND THE PROBLEM IS ONLY

GETTING WORSE BECAUSE NO

COUNTRY HAS BEEN ABLE TO

STOP THE GROWING OBESITY

RATES IN THE LAST THREE

DECADES.

RESEARCHERS NOTED A STRONG

LINK BETWEEN INCOME AND

OBESITY.

AS PEOPLE MAKE MORE MONEY,

THEIR WAIST LINES TEND TO

GET BIGGER.

AND THEY SAW A STRONG LINK

IN THE RISE OF WEIGHT AND A

SPIKE IN DIABETES AND

CANCERS LINKED TO BEING

OVERWEIGHT.

THAT IS A 63% INCREASE IN

THE LAST FIVE YEARS.

Pat: THAT IS THE

BLESSING THE UNITED STATES

HAS BESTOWED ON THE ENTIRE

WORLD.

THE BIGGEST McDONALD'S IN

THE EAST IS BEIJING.

YOU LOOK AT THE CHINESE

MENU, THEY HAD SOME CHICKEN

EVERY SO OFTEN AND A LITTLE

BIT OF PORK, AND THEY ATE A

LOT OF VEGETABLES, AND THEY

WERE FAIRLY LEAN, AND LOOK

AT THEM NOW.

AND WE EXPORTED HIGH

FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP SOFT

DRINKS, AND THAT'S THE

SOURCE OF ALL THIS FAT.

IT HAS COME OUT OF FAST

FOODS.

THE AMERICAN FAST FOOD

DIET.

Terry: ARE YOU

SURPRISED THAT THE HIGHEST

RATES ARE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

AND NORTHERN AFRICA?

Pat: WELL, THEY LIKE TO

GORGE THEMSELVES.

THAT IS SURPRISING.

Terry: THOSE WOULD BE

TWO AREAS I WOULDN'T HAVE

THOUGHT.

Pat: I GUESS THE MEN

LIKE TO SEE THE WOMEN

WORKING IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

AND THEY SIT AROUND AND SWAP

STORIES.

AND MAYBE THEIR STOMACHS GET

BIGGER --

Terry: ALL OF THAT

OLIVE OIL I THOUGHT WAS

SUPPOSED TO BE GOOD FOR

YOU.

Pat: OLIVE OIL IS GOOD

FOR YOU.

IF THEY'RE EATING THE

MEDITERRANEAN DIET, IT

WOULDN'T HURT THEM, BUT

THEY'RE NOT EATING THE

MEDITERRANEAN DIET.

Terry: APPARENTLY NOT.

Pat: THE BIG MACS ARE

GOOD, BUT THEY MAKE YOU

FAT.

Terry: SPOKEN BY

SOMEONE WHO HASN'T HAD ONE

IN MANY YEARS.

COMING UP, A LOVE STORY FROM

HALF WAY AROUND THE WORLD.

A WAR-TORN COUPLE REUNITES

AFTER A DECADE APART.

THAT'S NEXT.

Pat: YOU'RE WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB."

WE'RE DELIGHTED TO HAVE ALL

OF YOU WITH US.

FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS, REBEL

GROUPS HAVE BEEN FIGHTING

FOR POWER IN THE CENTRAL

AFRICAN NATION THAT USED TO

BE CALLED ZAIRE, AND NOW IT

IS THE REPUBLIC OF CONGO.

THE BATTLES HAVE CLAIMED

MORE THAN FIVE MILLION

LIVES.

IT HAS BEEN BLOODY AND

HORRIBLE.

AND ON TOP OF THAT, THERE

ARE AT LEAST MILLIONS MORE

WHO ARE HOMELESS.

JOHN JESSUP TALKED TO ONE

REFUGEE FROM THE CONGO,

WHO'S LIFE WAS RIPPED TO

SHREDS BEFORE IT WAS

STITCHED BACK TOGETHER RIGHT

HERE IN AMERICA.

Reporter: AS A JANITOR,

MENI CLEANS UP MESSES,

FITTING BECAUSE FOR YEARS HE

FELT LIKE HIS LIFE WAS ONE

BIG MESS.

A HUSBAND AND FATHER TO

THREE YOUNG KIDS, HE HAD BIG

DREAMS FOR HIS FAMILY.

THEN A DEADLY ATTACK CHANGED

HIS LIFE FOREVER.

MENI'S JOURNEY BROUGHT HIM

HERE TO THE MID-WESTERN

SETTING OF COLUMBIA,

MISSOURI.

BUT HIS PAINFUL AND DRAMATIC

STORY HAS ITS ROOTS SOME

7,000 MILES AWAY, HOME TO

ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST

DEADLIEST CONFLICTS.

BORN AND RAISED IN WAR-TORN

CONGO, NENI, WHO'S MOTHER

AND SIBLINGS WERE KIDNAPPED

IN RAIDS, SPENT MUCH OF HIS

LIFE ON THE RUN.

THE DAY HIS WORLD TURNED UP

SIDE DOWN MIRRORS THE

BLOODSHED WITH HUTUS AND

TUTUS IN NEIGHBORING

COUNTRIES, DEPICTED IN THE

FILM "HOTEL RWANDA."

IT STARTED LIKE ANY OTHER

NIGHT, BUT THEN GUNFIRE

AWAKENED HIS SLEEPING

FAMILY.

RAIDERS WERE ATTACKING THE

VILLAGE.

SINCE THE ATTACKERS USUALLY

TARGETED THE MEN FIRST, MENI

TOLD HIS WIFE TO TAKE THE

CHILDREN AND RUN, WHILE HE

RAN THE OTHER DIRECTION,

HOPING TO SPARE THEIR

LIVES.

WHAT WE SAID WAS, IT IS

ONLY GOD WHO CAN SAVE US

NOW.

LET'S RUN.

Reporter: HE RETURNED

THE FOLLOWING MORNING TO A

HEARTBREAKING SCENE, ALL OF

THE VILLAGE HOUSES BURNED TO

THE GROUND.

HE WAS TOLD HIS WIFE AND

KIDS WERE DEAD.

IT WAS AT THAT TIME THAT

I REALIZED I'LL NEVER SEE

THEM AGAIN.

Reporter: ALONE AND

FEARING ANOTHER ATTACK, MENI

DECIDED TO FLEE, PRAYING --

GOD, IF WE ARE

CHRISTIANS, WHY IS THIS

HAPPENING?

BUT IN MY HEART, I FELT A

VOICE SAYING, LOOK AT THE

LIFE OF JOB.

SO I REALIZED WHAT I WAS

GOING THROUGH WAS NOT EVEN

DIFFICULT.

Reporter: TWO MONTHS

LATER HE FOUND SAFE HARBOR,

TRAVELLING NEAR A THOUSAND

MILES TO HIS HOME IN CONGO

TO RWANDA, AND THEN FINALLY

TO KENYA.

ALL THE WHILE HE RELIED ON

HIS FAITH IN GOD AND THE

HELP OF STRANGERS.

AFTER THREE YEARS IN KENYA

CAME GOOD NEWS, HE WAS GOING

TO AMERICA AS A REFUGEE.

I WAS HAPPY, BUT I SAID,

GOD, IF MY FAMILY WAS ALIVE,

I COULD HAVE GONE WITH THEM

TO THE UNITED STATES.

Reporter: MENI MADE

MID-MISSOURI HIS HOME.

THE ONLY THING HE BROUGHT

WITH HIM WAS THE BIBLE HE

ESCAPED WITH DURING THE

RAID, AND IN IT, A PICTURE

OF HIS WIFE, FRANCINE.

HOPING TO PUT HIS PAINFUL

PAST BEHIND HIM, HE POURED

HIMSELF INTO HIS WORK, JUST

AS HE DID FARMING, TEACHING,

AND PREACHING IN CONGO.

HE ALSO PLEDGED NEVER TO

REMARRY UNLESS HE KNEW FOR

SURE FRANCINE WAS DEAD.

I HAD A FEELING THAT

MAYBE MY FAMILY COULD BE

ALIVE.

BUT WHEN I LOOKED AROUND IN

THE NATURAL, I SAID, NO, I

AM CHEATING MYSELF.

BUT IN MY SPIRIT, I FELT

STRENTHENED.

Reporter: HE FOUND WORK

AS A CUSTODIAN, BUT HIS TRUE

CALLING IS MINISTRY.

HE LEADS AFRICAN WORSHIP

SERVICES EVERY SUNDAY HERE

AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN

COLUMBIA, WHERE

CONGREGATION, CO-WORKERS AND

FRIENDS HAVE BECOME FAMILY

AND A NETWORK OF SUPPORT.

INSTANTLY OUR HEARTS WERE

JUST CONNECTED, AND HE JUST

BECAME MY SON.

Reporter: ONE OF HIS

BIGGEST SUPPORTERS IS

CHARLOTTE GATI.

THEY MET WHEN HE CAME TO HER

BANK FOR A CAR LOAN AND

BONDED OVER THEIR FAITH IN

CHRIST.

HE SAYS HE NO LONGER FEELS

LIKE AN ORPHAN.

A YEAR AFTER COMING TO

AMERICA, MENI RECEIVED AN

UNEXPECTED PHONE CALL.

HIS WIFE AND ALL THREE

CHILDREN WERE ALIVE IN

KENYA.

BUT HE WOULD WAIT ANOTHER

FOUR YEARS, ENDURING HOLDUPS

LIKE OUTBREAKS, PAPERWORK,

AND CANCELLED FLIGHTS.

WHEN THEY FINALLY GOT THE

GREEN LIGHT, MAMA CHARLOTTE

SPRANG INTO ACTION, HELPING

WITH IMMIGRATION DETAILS,

AND FINDING A PLACE BIG

ENOUGH FOR THE FAMILY TO

LIVE.

WITH THE HELP OF DONORS AND

FELLOW BELIEVERS, SHE

ORGANIZED A CITY-WIDE EFFORT

TO FURNISH THE FAMILY'S NEW

HOME.

WE WENT FROM AN EMPTY

APARTMENT TO A COMPLETELY

FURNISHED APARTMENT, FROM

TENNIS SHOES TO CIVIL

SILVERWARE.

GOD SUPPLIED EVERYTHING.

Reporter: LAST SUMMER,

AFTER 11 YEARS APART, MENI

FINALLY REUNITED WITH HIS

FAMILY.

THEY SHARED THEIR NEWS WITH

CBN NEWS.

ONCE I SAW THEM COMING

THROUGH THE AIRPORT, I

CRIED.

Reporter: THEY SAY

THEIR STORY CAN ONLY BE

DESCRIBED AS A MIRACLE.

DEEP IN MY HEART, I KNEW

MY HUSBAND WAS DEAD BECAUSE

WE WITNESSED SO MANY TIMES

THE RAIDERS COMING IN AND

KILLING THE MEN IN THE

VILLAGE, OR TAKING THEM IN

THE BUSH.

LATER WE WOULD FIND THE

BODIES OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE

BEEN KILLED THERE.

LOOKING BACK AND SEEING WHAT

HAPPENED, THE ONLY THING I

CAN SAY IS THIS IS GOD'S

DOING.

IT IS LIKE ANOTHER

WEDDING WE HAVE GONE

THROUGH.

WE HAVE BEEN WEDDED, MY WIFE

AND MY CHILDREN.

Reporter: I ASKED

FRANCINE WHAT SHE THOUGHT

WHEN SHE FIRST SAW HER

HUSBAND.

WHEN I LOST SAW HIM IN

CONGO, HE IS YOUNGER.

HE HAS GROWN OLDER.

HE HAS STARTED LOSING HAIR

ON HIS HEAD.

Reporter: MENI, WHEN

YOU SAW HER, DID SHE LOOK

THE SAME OR EVEN MORE

BEAUTIFUL?

BEAUTIFUL, VERY

BEAUTIFUL.

Reporter: MENI AND HIS

FAMILY HAVE SPENT THE LAST

SEVERAL MONTHS GETTING TO

KNOW EACH OTHER.

HIS KIDS, WHOM HE LAST SAW

AS TODDLERS, ARE NOW TEENS.

AND HE IS GETTING TO KNOW AN

ORPHAN BOY HIS WIFE FOUND

AND ADOPTED AFTER THE

VILLAGE RAID.

BUT IT DOESN'T END THERE.

MENI BECAME AN AMERICAN

CITIZEN IN FEBRUARY, AND IN

APRIL HE AND FRANCINE

WELCOMED THEIR FIFTH CHILD,

A BABY BOY THEY NAMED

ISRAEL.

THIS IS A BABY OF JOY.

TO ME, IT IS LIKE A

PRESENT I HAVE BEEN GIVEN.

Reporter: MENI ADMITS

IT IS TOUGH SUPPORTING THE

FAMILY ON HIS INCOME, NOT TO

MENTION HAVING TO REPAY THE

U.S. GOVERNMENT NEARLY

$8,000 FOR THE FAMILY'S

FLIGHT TO THE U.S.

BUT HE SAYS HE IS GRATEFUL

AND WOULDN'T CHANGE A

THING.

MEANWHILE, HIS FAMILY IS

STILL INSPIRING THOSE IN THE

COMMUNITY AND ALL WHO HEAR

THEIR STORY.

THIS COUPLE REPRESENTS SO

MUCH IN FAITHFULNESS OF GOD

AND THEIR VOWS TO EACH OTHER

AND THE HOLINESS OF THOSE

VOWS.

AND THEY WERE FAITHFUL TO

THE VOW TO GOD AND THEY WERE

FAITHFUL TO EACH OTHER.

AND GOD USED THAT IN A

MIRACULOUS WAY.

Reporter: JOHN JESSUP,

CBN NEWS, REPORTING IN

COLUMBIA, MISSOURI.

Pat: THANKS, JOHN.

NOW THAT IS A LOVE STORY.

ISN'T THAT BEAUTIFUL?

Terry: IT REALLY IS.

Pat: GOD TRIUMPHS OVER

ADVERSITY.

WHAT HAVE YOU GOT?

Terry: COMING UP, THE

NEUROSURGEON WHO ONCE

SEPARATED CO-JOINED TWINS IS

NOW TRYING TO UNITE A

NATION.

DR. BEN CARSON JOINS US

LIVE, AND THAT'S NEXT.

Pat: YESTERDAY I WAS

LISTENING ON THE CAR RADIO

TO THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL.

AND A SPOT CAME ON WHICH

SAID, "RUN, BEN, RUN."

YOU THINK, WHO IS BEN?

WELL, THEY SAY LET'S GET

PETITIONS TO TALK DR. BEN

CARSON INTO RUNNING FOR

PRESIDENT.

THIS IS A GROUP THAT FEELS

THAT THIS MAN CAN DO

SOMETHING.

WELL, DOES IT TAKE A BRAIN

SURGEON TO REALIZE THAT

AMERICA IS IN TROUBLE?

ALTHOUGH IT MAY TAKE ONE TO

FIX THE PROBLEM, LET'S TAKE

A LOOK.

Reporter: HE STOOD A

FEW FEET FROM PRESIDENT

OBAMA AND WARNED OUR NATION

ABOUT THE DANGERS OF MORAL

DECAY.

HE IS DR. BEN CARSON, A

NEUROSURGEON WHO IS KNOWN

FOR HIS CONSERVATIVE SOCIAL

AND POLITICAL VIEWS.

HE SAYS AMERICANS ARE

COMPRISING ON THEIR VALUES,

AND THE PHRASE "IN GOD WE

TRUST" IS BECOMING AN

OBSOLETE CLICHE.

IN THIS BOOK "ONE NATION,"

DR. CARSON SHARES WHAT

ACTIONS WERE CAN TAKE TO

ONCE AGAIN BECOME ONE NATION

UNDER GOD AND SAVE OUR

COUNTRY'S FUTURE.

Pat: THIS IS A MAN WHO

DID SOMETHING NO DOCTOR HAD

EVER DONE IN HISTORY.

HE SEPARATED CONJOINED

TWINS, JOINED TOGETHER AT

THE HEAD.

THEY OPERATED FOR, I DON'T

KNOW HOW MANY HOURS, BUT HE

BECAME FAMOUS.

HE HAS DOCTORAL DEGREES FROM

50 OR MORE UNIVERSITIES, AND

HE IS HERE WITH US.

IT IS GOOD TO BE WITH

YOU.

Pat: GOD BLESS YOU.

WHAT IS THIS RUNNING STUFF?

"RUN, BEN, RUN."

I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE

JUST FEEL THAT WE NEED SOME

COMMON SENSE.

I DON'T KNOW THAT IT IS SO

MUCH ME AS IT IS THE FACT

THAT PEOPLE ASSOCIATE ME

WITH COMMON SENSE.

AND, YOU KNOW, MANY OF THE

PROBLEMS THAT WE FACE IN

THIS NATION CAN EASILY BE

REMEDY BY A LITTLE WISDOM

FROM ABOVE.

Pat: YOU SPOKE AT THE

PRAYER BREAKFAST, AND YOU

TURNED TO PRESIDENT CLINTON

AND SHOCKED EVERYBODY WITH

WHAT YOU TOLD HIM.

PRESIDENT OBAMA.

Pat: PRESIDENT OBAMA.

I'M SORRY.

WHAT WAS YOUR MESSAGE?

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT MY

MESSAGE WAS GOING TO BE.

WHEN I WAS FIRST ASKED TO DO

THAT, I WAS SHOCKED, BECAUSE

I HAD DONE IT 16 YEARS

EARLIER FOR PRESIDENT

CLINTON.

I DIDN'T KNOW IF ANYBODY

EVER DID IT TWICE, AND THEY

SAID ONE PERSON DID, AND

THAT'S BILLY GRAHAM.

SO I REALIZED GOD PROBABLY

HAD SOMETHING SPECIAL HE

WANTED ME TO SAY.

BUT I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT UNTIL

THE MORNING OF THE PRAYER

BREAKFAST.

AFTER WRESTLING IT WITH FOR

A WHILE, I SAID I'M LEAVING

IT ALONE.

THE LORD WILL TELL ME WHAT

TO SAY.

AND THAT MORNING IT WAS SO

CLEAR IN MY MIND, WHAT I WAS

SUPPOSED TO SAY.

AND IT HAD NOTHING TO DO

WITH ATTACKING THE

PRESIDENT.

IT HAD EVERYTHING TO DO WITH

THE STATE OF OUR NATION,

PARTICULARLY WITH OUR

SPIRITUAL AND MORAL STATE.

AND, YOU KNOW, THE FACT THAT

ONE OF THE FOUNDING

PRINCIPLES OF OUR NATION,

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION,

FREEDOM OF SPEECH, WAS

COMPLETELY UNDER ATTACK.

Pat: YES.

BY POLITICAL

CORRECTNESS.

AND PEOPLE WERE AFRAID TO

EXPRESS THEMSELVES.

AND THE OTHER BIG THING IS

WE'RE DESTROYING THE

FUTURE.

Pat: UH-HUH.

I GREW UP IN DETROIT.

WHICH WAS ONCE THE MOST

PROSPEROUS CITY IN AMERICA.

NOW THE LARGEST BANKRUPTCY.

AND THE WAY THEY GOT THERE

IS DOING EXACTLY THE SAME

THING OUR NATION IS DOING

NOW, KICKING THE CAN DOWN

THE ROAD, NOT TAKING

RESPONSIBILITY, SPENDING UP

THE MONEY, RECOGNIZING THAT

AT SOME POINT YOU'D HAVE TO

PAY, BUT BY THAT TIME YOU

WOULD BE LONG GONE AND IT

WOULD BE SOMEBODY ELSE'S

PROBLEM.

THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE

DOING AS A NATION RIGHT

NOW.

THAT IS COMPLETELY IMMORAL.

AND THEN, YOU KNOW, LOOKING

AT OUR TAXATION SYSTEM, HOW

UNJUST IT IS, AND YET, YOU

KNOW, WE HAVE PEOPLE SAYING,

WELL, THESE PEOPLE NEED TO

PAY MORE.

I MEAN, WHAT WE NEED IS

SOMETHING THAT TAXES

EVERYONE EQUAL.

THAT'S WHY I BROUGHT UP

TITHING IN THE BIBLE.

YOU MAKE A LOT, YOU PAY A

LOT.

YOU MAKE A LITTLE, YOU PAY A

LITTLE.

AND EVERYBODY GETS THE SAME

RIGHTS.

THAT IS JUST.

BUT WHAT IS UNJUST IS YOU

TAKE PEOPLE WHO DON'T PAY

MUCH INCOME TAX AND YOU GET

TO SAY WHAT OTHER PEOPLE

PAY.

WE HAVE SO MANY POLICIES

LIKE THAT.

WHAT WE REALLY NEED TO DO IS

START THINKING ABOUT WHAT

DOES AMERICA REPRESENT, AND

WHY WERE WE HERE?

YOU LOOK AT OUR MONEY AND IT

SAYS "IN GOD WE TRUST," AND

YET WE RIDICULE PEOPLE WHO

BELIEVE IN GOD.

AND WE TAKE THE VERY

PRINCIPLES THAT THE BIBLE

HISTORY GIVEN US, AND W HAS

GIVEN US AND WE TRY TO TOSS

THEM TO THE SIDE.

WE TRY TO REDEFINE WHAT GOD

HAS ESTABLISHED.

I'M FOR FAIRNESS TO

EVERYONE.

I DON'T WANT TO FORCE

ANYBODY TO DO WHAT I WANT

THEM TO DO.

BUT I DON'T WANT THEM TO

IMPOSE UPON ME AND TELL ME

WHAT I CAN'T DO AND WHAT I

CAN'T SAY.

AND THIS IS WHERE THE REAL

FIGHT IS.

IF WE REALLY WANT EQUALITY

AND FAIRNESS, IT HAS TO BE

APPLIED ACROSS THE BOARD AND

IN BOTH DIRECTIONS.

Pat: WHAT ABOUT THIS

HEALTH CARE THING?

YOU'RE INTIMATELY INVOLVED,

YOU'RE HEAD OF NEUROSURGERY

AT JOHNS HOPKINS.

WHAT ABOUT THIS HEALTH CARE

INITIATIVE?

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT IT?

I CERTAINLY BELIEVE WE

HAVE THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE

GOOD HEALTH CARE FOR ALL OF

OUR CITIZENS.

I THINK AS COMPASSIONATE

PEOPLE, THAT IS A

RESPONSIBILITY.

THE REASON THAT I RAIL SO

STRONGLY AGAINST THE

AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT

IS BECAUSE, FIRST OF ALL, IT

IS NOT AFFORDABLE, AND,

SECONDLY, BECAUSE IT TAKES

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

THAT A PERSON HAS, THEIR

HEALTH, THEIR HEALTH CARE,

AND PUTS IT IN THE HANDS OF

GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRATS.

AND IF THE GOVERNMENT CAN

CONTROL THE MOST IMPORTANT

THING YOU HAVE, IT IS NOT

LONG BEFORE THEY CAN CONTROL

EVERYTHING IN YOUR LIFE.

AND, YOU KNOW, WHAT HAPPENED

WITH THE V.A. HOSPITAL I

SENSE IS A GIFT FROM GOD.

IT IS A GIFT IN A SENSE IT

HELPS PEOPLE SEE EXACTLY

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF WE

PROCEED DOWN THIS ROAD, OF

PUTTING ALL OF OUR HEALTH

CARE IN THE HANDS OF

BUREAUCRATS.

I'VE WORKED IN V.A.

HOSPITALS, WONDERFUL,

DEDICATED, CARING PEOPLE,

BUT THERE WAS SO MANY LAYERS

BETWEEN THE HEALTH CARE

PROVIDER AND THE PATIENT

THAT IT MADE TAKING CARE OF

PEOPLE SOMETIMES VERY, VERY

DIFFICULT.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE CAN DO

BETTER THAN THAT.

WE DON'T HAVE TO HAVE ALL OF

THIS BUYER CRAS SEE.

BUREAUCRACY.

IF YOU ALLOW GOVERNMENT TO

FEED ON ITSELF, IT NEVER

REDUCES ITSELF.

IT JUST CONTINUES TO GROW

AND REQUIRE MORE AND MORE

RESOURCES --

Pat: DO YOU THINK WE

CAN DO THAT, GET PEOPLE OFF

THE DOUGH?

THEY'RE USED TO GETTING ALL

OF THESE GOODIES FROM

WASHINGTON AND NOT HAVING TO

PAY.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

WE HAVE TO DO IT IN A

WISE WAY.

THE FIRST THING WE HAVE TO

DO IS GET THE ECONOMY

MOVING.

AND THAT'S NOT THAT

DIFFICULT.

WE HAVE THE HIGHEST

CORPORATE TAX RATES IN THE

WORLD.

WE HAVE ALL OF THESE RULES

AND REGULATIONS, DOZENS OF

WHICH COME OUT EVERY WEEK,

CIRCLING BUSINESS, INDUSTRY,

AND ACADEMIA.

SO IF THE GOVERNMENT DOESN'T

LIKE YOU, THEY PULL SOME OF

THOSE REGULATIONS AND YOU'RE

OUT OF BUSINESS.

THIS IS HAPPENING UNDER OUR

FEET.

MOST PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA

WHAT'S GOING ON.

THEY'RE JUST, LIKE, WHO IS

ON DANC "DANCING WITH THE

STARS"?

AND WHO IS PLAYING

BASKETBALL TONIGHT?

WE'RE BEING MEMORIZED WHILE

OUR COUNTRY IS BEING

FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGED.

THAT'S THE REASON THAT WE

WROTE THIS BOOK.

Pat: LET ME PUT THIS UP

AND SHOW PEOPLE.

AND IT'S CALLED "ONE NATION,

BEN CARSON."

YOU CAN ALL DO THE SAME TO

SAVE AMERICA'S FUTURE.

DR. BEN CARSON, A FABULOUS

BOOK, WITH WONDERFUL

COMMON-SENSE IDEAS.

SOMETHING IN THIS BOOK IS

FASCINATING.

YOU DEAL WITH BRAINS.

YOU'RE A NEUROSURGEON.

YOU DEAL WITH BRAINS.

YOU SAID SOMETHING THAT YOU

CAN GET DEEP STIMULATION

WITH THE BRAIN, AND YOU

COULD GET SOMEBODY WHO COULD

READ A BOOK AND RECITE A

WHOLE CHAPTER IN THAT BOOK.

IS THAT TRUE?

THAT'S ABSOLUTELY TRUE.

WHAT YOU LEARN NEVER GOES

AWAY.

IT STAYS IN YOUR BRAIN.

EVERYTHING YOU'VE EVER SEEN,

EVERYTHING YOU'VE EVER

HEARD, IT'S ALL THERE.

I COULD MAKE A WHOLE IN YOUR

HEAD AND PUT BRAIN STEMS

INTO YOUR CAMPO, AND YOU

COULD TELL ME VERBATIM

SOMETHING YOU READ 60 YEARS

AGO.

AND THAT TELLS YOU IT IS

IMPORTANT TO MONITOR WHAT IS

GOING INTO YOUR BRAIN.

BECAUSE IF IT IS ALWAYS

THERE, IT ALWAYS AFFECTS

YOU, EVEN AT A SUBCONSCIOUS

LEVEL.

Pat: YOU SAID THERE IS

TWO MILLION BITS YOU CAN

PROCESS?

TWO MILLION BITS PER

SECOND.

AND YOU CAN'T OVERLOAD YOUR

BRAIN.

IF YOU LEARNED ONE NEW FACT

EVERY SECOND, IT WOULD TAKE

YOU MORE THAN THREE MILLION

YEARS TO CHALLENGE THE

CAPACITY OF YOUR BRAIN.

THE LORD GAVE US A LOT.

Pat: THIS BABY IS SO

UNDERUTILIZED, IT HURTS.

WE'RE ALL UNDERUTILIZING

IT.

IF THERE IS ONE PERSON ON

EARTH TODAY WHO UTILIZED ALL

OF THEIR BRAIN, THEY WOULD

IMMEDIATELY BECOME THE

SUPERIOR FORCE ON EARTH.

Pat: ARE YOU SERIOUS?

ABSOLUTELY.

Pat: WHEW!

YOU CAN DO THAT TO ME,

DOCTOR.

GET YOUR ELECTRODE ON AND

LET'S GO.

THAT'S WHAT THE GOOD LORD

GAVE US.

HE MADE US IN HIS IMAGE.

SO WE SHOULD NEVER BE

SITTING AROUND THINKING

ABOUT WHAT WE CAN'T DO, BUT

WHAT WE CAN DO.

Pat: UNLIMITED

POSSIBILITIES?

ABSOLUTELY.

Pat: DR. CARSON IS A

DISTINGUISHED MEMBER OF THE

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF REGENT

FOR MANY YEARS.

AND I CERTAINLY ENJOYED

IT.

Pat: AND YOUR WIFE IS A

VIOLINIST AND A BEAUTIFUL

PERSON.

THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE.

GOD BLESS YOU.

PLEASE PRAY FOR DR. CARSON,

Terry: IF YOU WANT TO

SEE HOW GOOD A SURGEON

DR. CARSON IS, LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

WE PUT HIM TO THE TEST IN

THE GREEN ROOM.

THAT'S STILL AHEAD.

AND LARRY SAYS, "A FEW DAYS

AGO YOU SAID IT IS OKAY FOR

A WOMAN WHO'S HUSBAND LEFT

HER TO SEEK A DIVORCE.

WHERE IN THE BIBLE DOES IT

SAY THAT'S OKAY?"

STAY TUNED FOR THAT AND

MORE.

IT'S ALL LATER ON TODAY'S

SHOW.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS 12

COULD HAVE ACCESS TO FREE

CONDOMS IN ONE SCHOOL

DISTRICT IN OREGON.

THE SCHOOL BOARD APPROVED

CONDOM DISTRIBUTION TO

STUDENTS IN SIXTH GREATER

AND UP.

THE DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT

SAYS THERE WAS NINE

PREGNANCIES IN THE MIDDLE

AND HIGH SCHOOL AND THEY

HOPE THE CONDOM DISTRIBUTION

WILL BRING THAT NUMBER

DOWN.

TO GET A FREE CONDOM, THE

STUDENTS WILL HAVE TO HAVE A

CONVERSATION WITH EITHER A

NURSE, COUNSELLOR, OR SEX-ED

TEACHER.

THE NATION'S LARGEST

PROTESTANT DENOM

DENOMINATION FOUND ITS

NUMBERS DECLINING.

THE NUMBER OF SBC CHURCHES

SLIGHTLY FELL.

THE CONVENTION WILL HOLD ITS

ANNUAL MEETING ON

JUNE 10th AND 11th IN

BALTIMORE.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: VIEWERS ARE

RAVING ABOUT "THE AMERICAN

BIBLE CHALLENGE."

AND IF YOU WANT TO TRY YOUR

HAND AS A CONTESTANT, HERE

IS A QUESTION FROM TONIGHT'S

PROGRAM.

WHAT PART OF "DON'T EAT

THE FRUIT" DIDN'T YOU

UNDERSTAND?

[LAUGHTER]

HERE IS THE QUESTION:

ADAM WAS TOLD NOT TO EAT THE

FRUIT FROM THE TREE OF

KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT?

LIFE?

GOOD AND EVIL?

SIN?

OR FANTASY FOOTBALL?

Terry: OBVIOUSLY

FANTASY FOOTBALL.

YOU CAN GET THE ANSWER TO

THAT AND MORE DURING AN ALL

NEW EPISODE.

THAT'S TONIGHT.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TUNE

INTO THE GAME SHOW NETWORK

AT 8:00, 7:00 CENTRAL.

IT SOUNDS LIKE FUN.

Pat: THEY ASKED ME TWO

OR THREE OF THOSE QUESTIONS,

AND SO I MAY SHOW UP IN

THAT, TOO.

IT'S A GREAT SHOW.

JEFF FOXWORTHY IS A FUNNY

GUY.

Terry: WE'VE GOT "BRING

IT ON" RIGHT NOW WITH SOME

QUESTIONS.

THE FIRST ONE, PAT, IS FROM

LARRY, WHO SAYS, "DEAR PAT,

ON TODAY'S SHOW A WOMAN

WROTE TO SAY HER HUSBAND

LEFT HER AND HER CHILDREN

FOR ANOTHER WOMAN.

YOU ANSWERED SHE SHOULD GET

A DIVORCE BECAUSE HE BROKE

THE COVENANT.

I SEE NO REFERENCE IN THE

BIBLE THAT THAT'S OKAY.

WHAT I LEARNED IS THE PERSON

WHO LEAVES THE SPOUSE IS IN

ADULTERY.

AND THE SPOUSE CAN CAUSE THE

OTHER TO COMMIT ADULTERY IF

THE SPOUSE REMARRIES.

AREN'T YOU GIVING THE WRONG

INFORMATION?"

Pat: I THINK YOU'RE TOO

SMART BY HALF.

MATTHEW 19: 9: "I TELL YOU,

ANYONE WHO DIVORCES HIS

WIFE, QUOTE,"EXCEPT FOR

SEXUAL IMMORTALITY," COMMITS

ADULTERY."

JESUS PUT IN A CLAUSE THERE

IF THEY'RE UNFAITHFUL, IF

THEY COMMIT SEXUAL SIN, THAT

MARRIAGE HAS BEEN BROKEN AND

THEY CAN REMARRY.

OTHERWISE THEY WILL COMMIT

ADULTERY.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Terry: HOLLY SAYS,

"I'VE BEEN GOING THROUGH

ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION FOR

OVER A MONTH.

WHILE PRAYING IN MY MIND, I

SAY FOUL THINGS TO GOD.

I DON'T WANT TO DO IT.

WILL GOD HOLD ME ACCOUNTABLE

FOR THIS?

I DON'T WANT TO DIE WITHOUT

GOD."

Pat: I DON'T WANT TO

OVERSTATE THIS, BUT IT

SOUNDS LIKE, EITHER YOU'VE

GOT A MENTAL PROBLEM, WHICH

IS VERY POSSIBLE -- YOU

KNOW, SOME OF THOSE DISEASES

CAUSE FOUL THOUGHTS.

BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE DEMONIC

ACTIVITY THAT YOU HAVE BEEN

EXPOSED TO, AND THERE IS A

FILTHY DEMON THAT HAS GOTTEN

HOLD OF SOME OF YOUR

THINKING.

I THINK YOU NEED TO GO TO

SOMEBODY WHO UNDERSTANDS

DELIVERANCE AND UNDERSTAND

WH UNDERSTANDS HOW TO GET

RID OF THESE THINGS AND

REBUKE THAT DEMON AND CAST

IT FORTH FROM YOU.

NOW, YOU COULD HAVE SOME

MENTAL PROBLEM.

THERE ARE DISEASES THAT

CAUSES PEOPLE TO SAY NASTY,

HORRIBLE THINGS.

BUT THAT SOUNDS LIKE IT IS

IN YOUR MIND.

GOD UNDERSTANDS, BUT YOU

NEED TO ASK HIM FOR HELP

BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN

CAPTURED BY SOMETHING THAT

ISN'TP YOU ISN'T OF YOUR

LIKING.

Terry: PATRICIA

SAYS, "HOW CAN A MOTHER DEAL

WITH A SON WHO CALLS HER

VIAL NAMES?"

Pat: I TELL YOU WHAT

THEY DO IN THE BIBLE, THEY

STONE HIM.

THAT'S A LITTLE HARSH.

BUT, SERIOUSLY, I THINK YOU

HAVE EVERY REASON TO CALLED

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES TO

GET THAT KID INTO SOME KIND

OF REHAB.

THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW,

HE'LL START GETTING VIOLENT

AND BEAT YOU UP.

HE IS DANGEROUS.

YOU NEED TO DEAL WITH IT

HARSHLY.

OBVIOUSLY YOU DON'T HAVE A

MAN IN THE HOUSE.

IF YOU HAD A MAN IN THE

HOUSE, HE WOULD GET THAT KID

TO BEHAVE HIMSELF.

HE IS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF

YOU.

BUT THAT IS NOT A GOOD

THING.

HE NEEDS PROFESSIONAL HELP.

Terry: AT LEAST,

COUNSELLING, SURE.

CHRISTOPHER SAYS, "I LIVE IN

A CITY CALLED LEADS IN THE

NORTH OF ENGLAND.

SIGI'VE DISCOVERED A LOT OF

CHUMP CHURCHES IN MY AREA

DON'T TALK ABOUT BEING BORN

AGAIN.

SURELY IF ATHLETE THESE

CHURCHES DON'T BELIEVE IN

WHAT I CONSIDER IS

FUNDAMENTAL CHRISTIANITY, IS

THERE ANY HOPE FOR US HERE

IN ENGLAND?"

Pat: THERE IS A HISTORY

IN THE UNITED KINGDOM -- THE

CHRISTIANITY WE EXPERIENCE

CAME FROM THAT AREA.

AND THE KING JAMES BIBLE

CAME FROM ENGLAND.

CHARLES AND JOHN WESLEY LED

A GREAT CRUSADE, AND THERE

WAS A TURNING TO GOD BY

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE, AND THAT NATION WAS

SPARED THE TERRORS OF THE

TRENCH REVOLUTION, SO THE

SAME THING CAN HAPPEN.

Terry: THIS IS A

QUESTION FROM VICKI.

SHE SAYS, "I WOULD LIKE TO

KNOW IF SELF-PLEASURE, MAST

BASE MASTERBATION IS

WRONG?

WHAT IF A PERSON IS SINGLE

AND THEY DON'T KNOW IF THEY

WILL MARRY AGAIN?"

Pat: THAT IS A

TREMENDOUS QUESTION.

I'M GLAD YOU HAD THE COURAGE

TO ASK IT.

FIRST OF ALL, THERE WAS A

MAN IN THE OLD TESTAMENT

WHO'S NAME WAS ONAN.

AND HIS BROTHER DIED, AND HE

WAS CHILDLESS.

SO THE LAW WAS, ONAN, YOU'VE

GOT TO GO MARRY THE WIDOW

AND HAVE CHILDREN FOR YOUR

BROTHER.

WELL, ONAN MARRIED THE

WOMAN, HAD SEX WITH THE

WOMAN, BUT AT THE POINT OF

CONSUMMATION HE,

QUOTE,"EMITTED ON THE

GROUND."

HE REFUSED TO ALLOW HIS SEED

TO PROCREATE HER.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS GOD

KILLED HIM.

AND THAT ONANISM HAS BEEN

LINKED TO MASTERBATION.

THAT'S NUMBER ONE.

BUT THAT DOESN'T SAY IT'S A

SIN.

IT JUST SAID WHAT HE DID WAS

WRONG BECAUSE HE WAS

SUPPOSED TO --

Terry: HE DIDN'T FOLLOW

THE LAW.

Pat: HE DIDN'T FOLLOW

THE LAW BY GIVING HIS SEED

FOR HIS BROTHER'S HEIR.

AND THE NEXT THING JESUS

SAID WAS, IF YOU SEE A WOMAN

AND YOU FANTASIZE HAVING SEX

WITH HER, YOU HAVE COMMITTED

ADULTERY IN YOUR MIND.

SO THAT FANTASY THOUGHT IS

EQUIVALENT TO THE ACT,

ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE.

NOW, THE OTHER THING THAT I

WANT TO POINT OUT TO YOU,

THE BIBLE SAYS WHATEVER IS

NOT OF FAITH IS SIN.

YOU PUT IT ALL TOGETHER, AND

WE'RE DEALING WITH A WOMAN

WHO IS, I WOULD SAY, 50 --

MIDDLE-AGED -- YOU DON'T

KNOW.

Terry: COULD BE IN HER

40s.

Pat: I DARE SAY PAST

CHILD BEARING, LONELY, AND

YET HER BODY HAS BEEN USED

TO SEXUAL INTERCOURSE AND

THE RELATIONSHIP WITH A

LOVING HUSBAND, AND SHE

YEARNS FOR THAT TYPE OF

RELATIONSHIP.

SO WHAT DOES SHE DO?

I THINK WE ARE PHYSICAL

BEINGS AND SPIRITUAL

BEINGS.

AND THE SPIRITUAL NEEDS TO

TAKE AUTHORITY WHERE

POSSIBLE.

IN A THING LIKE THIS, THE

APOSTLE PAUL SAYS IT IS

BETTER TO MARRY THAN TO BE

CONSUMED WITH LUST.

SO IF YOU CAN FIND A

HUSBAND, THAT'S THE BEST

THING.

BEFORE THE LORD, TO RELEASE

THESE TENSIONS -- MEN HAVE A

MECHANISM THAT TAKES PLACE

AT NIGHT WHERE THEY HAVE THE

RELEASE OF THE SEXUAL

TENSION THAT BUILDS UP.

YOU NEED A SIMILAR RELEASE.

IF IT IS NOT OF FAITH, IT IS

A SIN.

I CERTAINLY WOULDN'T CONDEMN

IT.

I THINK YOU HAVE A BODY THAT

IS GIVEN TO THE LORD.

GIVE IT TO THE LORD AND LET

HIM LEAD YOU.

I CAN'T THAT IT

IS, QUOTE,"SIN" IN YOUR

CASE.

THAT IS A LENGTHY ANSWER.

Terry: BUT IT WAS A

SERIOUS QUESTION.

Pat: BUT IF PEOPLE ARE

FILLED WITH GUILT, IT'S A

PROBLEM.

BUT IN HER CASE, I DON'T SEE

ANY PROBLEM WITH IT.

BUT IT IS A QUESTION OF WHAT

DO YOU FANTASIZE ABOUT?

IF YOU FANTASIZE YOU'RE

HAVING SEX WITH SOME

GOOD-LOOKING HUNK OUT THERE,

YOU'RE COMMITTING ADULTERY

IN YOUR MIND.

YOU DON'T DO THAT.

Terry: TAKE THE WHOLE

WORD THAT YOU SHARED.

Pat: DOCTORS ARE

FINDING SOMETHING HYSTERIA.

THERE WAS A CONDITION THAT

WAS CAUSED BY THIS PROBLEM.

Terry: GOTCHA.

Pat: SEXUAL RELEASE, IT

IS A PROBLEM.

BUT WE'RE SEE DRENCHED IN

SEX TODAY.

I HEAR THESE LITTLE KIDS IN

MIDDLE SCHOOL THAT ARE

GETTING PREGNANT.

Terry: YOU CAN'T AVOID

IT.

IT IS EVERYWHERE IN OUR

CULTURE, REALLY.

WE HAVE A STORY COMING UP.

AMY CAMP HAD TROUBLE FITTING

IN.

SHE FELT OUT OF PLACE IN HER

FAMILY, WITH HER FRIENDS,

AND EVEN WITH HERSELF AS A

GIRL.

AMY FELT ALONE UNTIL THE DAY

SHE NEARLY OVERDOSED ON

DRUGS.

WHAT IS GOING ON WITH MY

FAMILY?

WHY IS THIS GOING ON?

WHERE DOES THIS LEAVE ME?

HOW AM I GOING TO GET

THROUGH THIS?

Reporter: THE QUESTIONS

SWIRLED IN AMY'S MIND.

HER PARENTS HAD SEPARATED,

AND AT EIGHT YEARS OLD, SHE

DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY HER

DAD HAD TO LEAVE.

SEEING HIS LIFE APART

FROM US WAS DIFFERENT.

I BECAME ANGRY, TRYING TO

GET HIS ATTENTION BUT NOT

GETTING ATTENTION.

I THINK I FELT INVISIBLE TO

MY DAD.

Reporter: SHE FOUND

THAT HANGING OUT WITH OLDER

KIDS GAVE HER ACCESS TO

SOMETHING THAT WOULD BLOCK

THE PAIN.

WHEN I WAS ABOUT EIGHT

YEARS OLD OR SO, I STARTED

EXPERIMENTIN EXPERIMENTING

WITH ALCOHOL AND I HAD MY

FIRST STRONG ALCOHOL,

LIQUOR, SNEAKING TO MY

FRIEND'S HOUSE.

I DIDN'T WANT TO FEEL PAIN

ANYMORE.

THE WAY THAT I HAD FELT ALL

THIS TIME, I WANTED IT TO GO

AWAY.

Reporter: GROWING UP,

AMY WAS A TOMBOY.

BY HIGH SCHOOL, SHE WERE YOU

WAS A STANDOUT IN

BASKETBALL.

AND SHE DREAMED OF ONE DAY

PLAYING IN COLLEGE, BUT SHE

NEVER FELT LIKE SHE FIT IN

WITH OTHER GIRLS.

THERE WAS NO WAY I COULD

BE FEMININE LIKE MY

GIRLFRIENDS.

NO BOY WILL EVER LIKE ME

LIKE HE LIKES MY

GIRLFRIEND.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY

HER PARENTS RECONCILED.

AND THEY MOVED TO A NEW

CITY, WHERE SHE MADE NEW

FRIENDS.

AND SHE LIVED A LIFESTYLE

THAT MADE HER FEEL

ACCEPTED.

WHEN I WAS 16, I WAS

INTRODUCED TO A LIFESTYLE OF

HOMOSEXUALITY AND

BASKETBALL.

I DIDN'T LOOK AT WOMAN, AND

THEY WERE JUST, LIKE, WE

RESPECT EACH OTHER.

AND WHEN I WAS INTRODUCED TO

THAT LIFESTYLE, I BEGAN TO

REALLY EMBRACE IT.

AND THEN IT GOT DEEPLY

ROOTED BECAUSE IT BECAME, I

CAN BUILD A LIFE WITH YOU

NOW.

AND WE CAN GET MARRIED AND

HAVE KIDS.

I WAS TRYING SO HARD TO

CREATE A FAMILY.

Reporter: THEN HER

PARENTS FOUND OUT.

AS CHRISTIANS, THEY BELIEVED

THEIR DAUGHTER WAS GOING

DOWN A DANGEROUS PATH AND

MADE HER BREAK IT OFF.

AMY WAS LIVID.

AT THAT POINT, THAT'S

WHEN THE REBELLION KICKED

IN.

AT THAT POINT, I DIDN'T

CARE.

Reporter: SHE DROPPED

OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL AND MOVED

IN WITH A FRIEND WHO WAS A

DRUG DEALER.

ALL OF THIS TIME I'M

BEING JUST HAMMERED WITH MY

THINKING, WITH

INSECURITIES.

AND NOW ALL OF THIS GUILT,

CONDEMNATION.

I CAN'T CHANGE.

ARE YOU MESSED UP?

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO

COLLEGE.

YOUR DREAM OF PLAYING

BASKETBALL IS NEVER GOING TO

HAPPEN.

LOOK AT YOU, YOU'RE A

FAILURE.

ALL OF THAT JUST DROVE ME

EVEN DEEPER.

Reporter: SHE HAD NEVER

DONE HARD DRUGS, BUT SHE

THOUGHT AMPHETAMINES MIGHT

COVER UP THE PAIN.

SHE WAS ADDICTED

IMMEDIATELY.

FOR SEVERAL MONTHS SHE TRIED

TO QUIT BUT COULDN'T.

ONE PARTICULAR NIGHT I

HAD BEEN UP FOR DAYS AND

COULDN'T SLEEP.

I WAS CURLED UP IN A FETAL

POSITION ON THE COUCH, AND I

BEGAN TO SING "JESUS LOVES

ME."

AND WHEN I BEGAN TO SING

THAT SONG THAT I LEARNED AS

A LITTLE KID, I JUST BROKE.

AT THAT MOMENT I CRIED OUT

TO GOD.

I SAID, GOD, IF YOU'LL HELP

ME, IF YOU'LL DELIVER ME

FROM THIS, I'LL SERVE YOU.

AND I FELL ASLEEP.

AND I WOKE UP TO MY FRIENDS

BANGING ON THE DOOR.

AND I ASKED HER, I SAID,

WILL YOU RUN ME BY MY

PARENTS' HOUSE?

MY MOM OPENS THE DOOR, OF

COURSE SURPRISED TO TEE ME,

SEE ME, AND I JUST BASICALLY

COLLAPSED.

AND ALL I COULD SAY WAS, I'M

SO TIRED.

Reporter: HER PARENTS

PRAYED WITH HER, AND SHE

GAVE HER LIFE TO CHRIST.

I KNEW SOMETHING WAS

DIFFERENT.

HE DIDN'T JUST TAKE THE DRUG

ADDICTION.

HE TOOK PAIN, REJECTION, THE

SHAME, THE REGRET, AND HE

FILLED ME WITH LOVE AND JOY

AND PEACE.

AND THAT JUST BEGAN THE

JOURNEY TO HEALING.

Reporter: AMY SAYS

AFTER THAT, THE ADDICTION

VANISHED, AND OVER TIME, SHE

SAYS GOD HELPED HER TURN

AWAY FROM THE HOMOSEXUAL

LIFESTYLE.

THE DESIRE FOR THAT WAS

GONE.

I NO LONGER HAD A DESIRE FOR

THAT.

Reporter: AMY SAYS SHE

NO LONGER WORRIES ABOUT

FITTING IN BECAUSE SHE KNOWS

THAT CHRIST ACCEPTS HER.

SHE NOW ENJOYS DOING

MISSIONARY WORK AND SEVERAL

COUNTRIES AND HAS WRITTEN A

BOOK ABOUT HER JOURNEY,

CALLED "PRODIGAL DAUGHTER."

ALL OF THAT REGRET AND

POOR MINDSETS BROKEN.

SHATTERED, ONE AFTER

ANOTHER, JUST BROKEN.

TODAY I COMPLETELY LIVE

KNOWING THAT I'M LOVED.

KNOWING THAT NO MATTER WHAT,

I'M THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF

GOD.

Terry: I LOVE AMY'S

STOREYS HER CANDOR AND

STORY, HER CANDOR ABOUT SOME

OF THE CHOICES HE MADE.

THE BIBLE SAYS WE'RE

FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY

MADE, AND WE'RE MADE IN THE

IMAGE OF LIKENESS OF GOD,

WHO IS OUR FATHER.

GOD CREATED ALL OF US WITH A

PURPOSE AND A PLAN IN MIND.

HE HAS GOT IT ALL LAID OUT

IF WE'LL JUST LET HIM HELP

US.

THAT'S WHAT HE ASKS US, LET

ME HELP YOU.

HE INVITES US TO A LIFE THAT

AMY IS NOW ENJOYING, ONE OF

FREEDOM, ONE OF FULFILLMENT,

ONE OF WHOLENESS.

JESUS SAID HE CAME TO SET

THE CAPTIVE FREE.

TODAY, IS THERE SOMETHING IN

YOUR LIFE THAT YOU'RE

CAPTIVE TO THAT IS GIVING

YOU PAIN IN YOUR LIFE, THAT

IS KEEPING YOU FROM BECOMING

ALL OF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE,

ALL THAT YOU KNOW YOU'RE

SUPPOSED TO BE.

THAT KEEPS YOU EVEN FROM

KNOWING WHAT IT IS LIKE TO

HAVE A DEEP RELATIONSHIP

WITH GOD, YOUR FATHER.

YOU KNOW YOU CAN BEGIN IT

NOW.

IT IS A CHOICE, A DECISION

AWAY.

ASK GOD.

DO WHAT AMY DID.

JUST SAY, GOD, I AM TIRED.

I'VE COME TO THE END OF

MYSELF, AND I CHOOSE YOU

TODAY.

I CHOOSE YOU.

COME INTO MY LIFE.

CHANGE ME.

TEACH ME YOUR WAYS.

I'M WILLING TO CHANGE.

I'M WILLING TO BE THE

DIFFERENT.

I'M WILLING TO HEAR YOUR

VOICE AND TO WALK AWAY FROM

ALL THAT I'VE TAKEN IN PLACE

OF YOU INTO MY LIFE.

I SURRENDER IT ALL.

GOD WILL RESPOND.

HE LOVES YOU WITH AN

EVERLASTING LOVE.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PRAY

WITH SOMEONE, THERE IS A

NUMBER COMING UP ON YOUR

SCREEN.

IT IS TOLL-FREE,

1-800-759-0700.

THE FRIEND WHO ANSWERS ON

THE OTHER END OF THE LINE IS

SOMEONE WHO MADE THAT SAME

COMMITMENT WE'RE TALKING

ABOUT.

CALL NOW.

PAT?

Pat: THANKS, TERRY.

AND THANKS FOR JOINING US ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS POWER

MINUTE, TAKEN FROM ISAIAH

40: "THOSE WHO WAIT ON THE

LORD SHALL RENEW THEIR

STRENGTH.

THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH

WINGS, LIKE EAGLES.

THEY SHALL RUN AND NOT BE

WEARY.

THEY SHALL WALK AND NOT

FAINT."

WELL, THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME

WE'VE GOT FOR TODAY'S SHOW.

TOMORROW WE'VE GOT A JANITOR

WHO ONCE CLEANED THE HALLS

AND NOW IS THE PRINCIPAL,

CLEANING UP THE SCHOOL.

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT.

FOR TERRY AND WENDY AND ALL

OF US, THIS IS PAT

ROBERTSON, AND WE'LL SEE YOU

TOMORROW ON THE NEXT "700

CLUB."

GOD BLESS YOU.

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