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CBN NewsWatch: May 30, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, May 30: Embattled VA Chief Shinseki resigns after scandal, Christian mother names baby born in Sudan prison, and Yum! Why a little chocolate can go a long way, and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," GOVERNMENT

ACCOUNTABILITY.

MORE ON THE RESIGNATION OF

THE HEAD OF VETERANS

AFFAIRS.

Wendy: PLUS, SENTENCED

TO DEATH IN SUDAN.

CBN NEWS SPEAKS WITH THE

BROTHER-IN-LAW OF A WOMAN

CONVICTED FOR HER FAITH.

Mark: AND FROM PICKING

UP TRASH TO FORCED

PROSTITUTION, HOW ONE OF

INDIA'S SO-CALLED

UNTOUCHABLES FOUND FAITH AND

LEARNED TO FORGIVE.

ALL THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

VETERANS AFFAIRS' SUCCESS

ERIC SHINSEKI IS STEPPING

DOWN IN THE WAKE OF A

SCANDAL.

Mark: WHILE HE RESIGNED

AND APOLOGIZED FOR THE

MISMANAGEMENT THAT CAUSED

SOME OF THEIR LIVES, AS JOHN

WAGGI EXPLAINS, THE PROBLEMS

GO BEYOND THE LEADERSHIP OF

ONE MAN.

Reporter: THE RETIRED

FOUR-STASSTAR GENERAL'S

CAREER IN THE CABINET ENDED

FROM THE LATEST SCANDAL.

President Obama:

SECRETARY SHINSEKI OFFERED

ME HIS OWN RESIGNATION.

Reporter: A BLISTERING

INTERNAL REPORT THIS WEEK

REVEALED MAJOR AND DEADLY

MISMANAGEMENT AT THE V.A.,

ESPECIALLY AT A CENTER IN

PHOENIX, SHOCKING LAWMAKERS

IN BOTH PARTIES.

THIS WAS NOT ONE ROGUE

OPERATION IN PHOENIX.

BUT THIS WAS A SYSTEMIC

FAILURE.

AND IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE.

Reporter: MEANWHILE, A

FLOOD OF STORIES FROM

VETERANS WHO SAY THE V.A.

NOT O ONLY LET THEM DOWN,

BUT IN SOME CASES LEFT

PATIENTS TO DIE.

THE P.A. THAT SAW ME IN

THE WOMEN'S CLINIC THERE

TOLD ME I SHOULD GO HOME AND

DIE GRACEFULLY.

AND SO I DIDN'T TAKE HER AT

HER SUGGESTION.

Reporter: PATTY PHELPS

SOUGHT TREATMENT OUTSIDE THE

V.A.

SHE SAYS THAT IS WHY SHE IS

ALIVE TODAY.

BUT THE COST OF THAT

TREATMENT FOR HEART PROBLEMS

AND DIABETES AFTER EXPOSURE

TO AGENT ORANGE LEFT HER

WITH NOTHING.

BECAUSE WHEN I HAD TO GO

OUTSIDE THE V.A. TO GET

MEDICAL HELP, I LOST

EVERYTHING, AND I'M DEEP IN

DEBT.

AND PEOPLE SAY, WELL, JUST

BE GLAD YOU'RE ALIVE.

AT MY AGE, IT IS A HARD WAY

TO HAVE TO LIVE.

Reporter: EVEN WITH

SHI SHINSEKI'S RESIGNATION,

THE SCANDAL REFLECTS BADLY

ON THE WHITE HOUSE.

IN THE "WALL STREET

JOURNAL," PEGGY NOONAN

WRITES, "MR. OBAMA HAS NEVER

SEEM INTERESTED IN THE

MANAGEMENT OF GOVERNMENT.

IT IS COMPLETELY BELIEVE HE

READ ABOUT THE V.A. SCANDAL

IN THE NEWSPAPERS, WHERE HE

HAS LEARNED OF OTHER

ADMINISTRATION SCANDALS.

IT IS BELIEVE HE HAD NO IDEA

WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH A

MAJOR PROBLEM-PLAGUED

AGENCY."

AND IT POINTS PROBLEMS WITH

THE GOVERNMENT'S INABILITY

TO FIRE BAD EMPLOYEES.

ONLY A FRACTION OF 1% OF

FEDERAL EMPLOYEES ARE

TERMINATED FOR CAUSE, A FAR

SMALLER PERCENTAGE THAN IN

THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

WITH FEDERAL SALARIES AND

BENEFITS AVERAGING MORE THAN

$125,000, THE MISMANAGEMENT

MAY WELL BECOME A CAMPAIGN

ISSUE THIS NOVEMBER.

IF THEY WOULD DO WHAT

THEY NEED TO DO AND QUIT ALL

OF THE DELAYING, AND GET

THIS THING GOING.

Reporter: JOHN WAGGI,

CBN NEWS.

Mark: WE TURN TO GORDON

SECULO.

WE HEARD THE WORD

"ACCOUNTABILITY" A LOT WITH

THE V.A. SCANDAL.

DO YOU THINK SECRETARY

SHINSEKI'S RESIGNATION IS

ADEQUATE?

THERE WAS A MEETING

BEFORE THE WHITE HOUSE LIKE

THIS, AND PRESIDENT OBAMA

DID NOT ACCEPT THE

RESIGNATION FROM THE V.A.

SECRETARY.

HE DID SO TODAY, REALLY, I

THINK, BECAUSE OF POLITICAL

PRESSURE.

I DO AGREE WITH A LOT OF

CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS

WHO THOUGHT THE IDEA OF

CALLING FOR THE

RESIGNATION -- YES, IT IS

PROBABLY APPROPRIATE TO

RESIGN BECAUSE IF YOU'RE

OVERSEEING SOMETHING AND

THINGS HAVE GONE WRONG,

YOU'RE THE ULTIMATE ONE TO

TAKE THE BLAME AND

RESPONSIBILITY.

BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY,

HOW IS THIS GOING TO FIX THE

PROBLEM?

Mark: THIS HASN'T BEEN

THE ONLY SCANDAL WHERE

ACCOUNTABILITY HAS BEEN

DEMANDED FROM THE

ADMINISTRATION.

WHERE ELSE HAVE WE SEEN

THIS?

WE SAW THE SECRETARY OF

THE V.A. RESIGN.

KATHLEEN SEBELIUS FINALLY

RESIGNED AFTER THE BOTCH

OBAMACARE ROLLOUT, AND

THINGS KIND OF GOT UP TO

SPEED.

YOU CAN ARGUE THAT POINT.

THINK OF ATTORNEY-GENERAL

HOLDER INVOLVED IN "FAST AND

FURIOUS" AND HE IS STILL

THERE.

AND THINK ABOUT SUSAN RICE

DURING THE BENGHAZI SCANDAL

WOULD ADDRESS THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE ON SUNDAY MORNING

WITH TALKING POINTS THAT

WEREN'T TRUE.

SHE IS STILL THE WHITE HOUSE

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR.

SHE IS PROMOTED, CLOSER TO

THE PRESIDENT.

AND THE I.R.S. TARGETING

SCANDAL, AND THIS IS THE

PRESIDENT THAT SAID THERE

WASN'T A SMIDGEON AND

CORRUPTION WHILE THE

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION IS

CURRENTLY ONGOING.

Mark: HAS THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION BROKEN THE

TRUST OF THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE?

I THINK SO WITH THE WAY

THEY HANDLED EACH OF THESE

SITUATIONS.

AND AS SO IN BENGHAZI,

INSTEAD EVENTUALLY

CORRECTING AND COMING CLEAN

ABOUT HOW IT GOT BLAMED ON A

VIDEO -- WE STILL DON'T KNOW

WHERE THAT ORIGINATED.

WE SEE THE E-MAILS FROM SOME

OF THE WHITE HOUSE STAFFERS,

BUT WE KNOW THE C.I.A.

DIDN'T DO IT, SO WHO MADE

THAT CHANGE.

IF YOU JUST CAME CLEAN ABOUT

IT, IT PROBABLY WOULD BE

SOMETHING WE'RE NOT THAT

CONCERNED ABOUT.

LOOK AT THE I.R.S., COME

CLEAN AND HOLD PEOPLE

ACCOUNTABLE.

NO ONE GOT FIRED.

SOME PEOPLE RETIRED AND THEY

STILL GET THRINE BENEFITS.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT "FAST AND

FURIOUS", AND

ATTORNEY-GENERAL HOLDER HAS

BEEN HELD IN CONTEMPT OF

CONGRESS -- THIS IS AN

ADMINISTRATION THAT HAS

BETRAYED THE TRUST OVER AND

OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

IT IS UP TO THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE, AND THERE ARE

MID-TERM ELECTIONS COMING

UP, AND IF THEY WANT TO MAKE

A BIT MORE CHANGE IN

WASHINGTON TO EMPOWER THE

OTHER PARTY AND THE UNITED

STATES SENATE TO HOLD THIS

ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTABLE.

I THINK WE'RE ON THE TIP OF

THE ICEBERG OF THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION'S

MISSTATEMENTS, AND THE WAY

THEY TRIED TO FOOL THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE INTO

THINKING THEY'VE GOT CONTROL

WHEN THEY DON'T.

Wendy: ERIC SHINSEKI

WASN'T THE ONLY MEMBER OF

THE ADMINISTRATION TO RESIGN

TODAY.

WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY

JAY CARNEY IS ALSO STEPPING

DOWN.

THE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED

CARNEY'S DEPARTURE, SAYING

HE WILL CONTINUE TO RELY ON

HIM' AS AN OUTSIDE

ADVISOR.

Mark: MOST AMERICANS

SAY THE PRESIDENT'S HEALTH

CARE PLAN HAS NOT HELPED

THEM.

ACCORDING TO A NEW GALLOP

POLL, ALMOST 60% SAY THE

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT HAS

LITTLE EFFECT ON THEIR

HEALTH CARE, AND IF IT HAS

HAD AN EFFECT, IT HAS BEEN

NEGATIVE.

20% SAY THE LAW HAS HURT

THEM, AND ONLY 13% SAY THE

LAW HAS HELPED THEM.

Wendy: TURNING

OVERSEAS, NEARLY 2,00,000

SYRIANS HAVE BEEN KILLED BY

THE BOMBING.

AND THAT'S JUST AROUND THE

AREA OF ALEPPO, WHERE THEY

SAY AT LEAST 14 PEOPLE DIE

EVERY DAY.

MEANWHILE, THOUSANDS ARE

FLEEING SYRIA, AHEAD OF NEXT

WEEK'S PRESIDENTIAL

ELECTION.

MANY CALL IT A FARCE.

AND THEY DENOUNCE THE RESULT

OF THE UPCOMING ELECTION.

I JUST DON'T SEE ANY WAY

POSSIBLE FOR BASHAR

al-ASSAD TO EVER

GOVERNOR WHATEVER YO GOVERN

WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL

SYRIA IN THE FUTURE, WITH

ANY LIVE LEGITIMACY

WHATSOEVER.

Mark: DISTURBING IMAGES

THERE.

UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPERS

ARE TRYING TO EASE

ESCALATING TENSION IN THE

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC.

THURSDAY A GROUP OF YOUNG

CHRISTIANS WAGED A

RETALIATORY ATTACK AND

DESTROYED ONE OF THE LAST

MOSQUES IN BENGI.

THAT IN RESPONSE TO AN

ATTACK ON A CATHOLIC CHURCH

THAT LEFT MORE THAN A DOZEN

PEOPLE DEAD, INCLUDING A

PRIEST.

THE U.N. BARRICADED ROADS IN

BENGI ON WEDNESDAY, AND

BUSINESSES CLOSED IN FEAR OF

REVENGE ATTACKS AFTER THE

FUNERALS.

Wendy: CBN NEWS HAS

BEEN FOLLOWING THE STORY OF

MERIAM IBRAHIM.

SHE IS THE ETHIOPIAN WOMAN

WHO GAVE BIRTH TO A DAUGHTER

THIS WEEK WHILE SHACKLED TO

A PRISON FLOOR.

SHE IS IN JAIL AFTER BEING

SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR

APOSTASY IN SUDAN.

HER STORY HAS SHOCKED MANY,

INCLUDING MEMBERS OF HER OWN

FAMILY.

GARY LANE RECENTLY TALKED

WITH MERIAM'S

BROTHER-IN-LAW, GABRIEL, AND

BRINGS US MORE.

Reporter: GABRIEL IS

VERY CONCERNED ABOUT MERIAM

AND HIS BROTHER, DANIEL, WHO

IS IN CARTUM AT THE TIME.

HE SAYS HE IS MOSTLY

CONCERNED ABOUT HER HEALTH.

EMOTIONALLY, SHE IS NOT

GOOD.

AND MY BROTHER SAYS SHE HAD

A DIFFICULTY IN PREGNANCY.

THE BABY IS OKAY, THE LITTLE

GIRL.

Reporter: MERIAM WAS

NOT ALLOWED TO GO TO THE

HOSPITAL.

SHE WAS FORCED TO DELIVER

HER NEWBORN BABY GIRL IN

PRISON, AND THAT CONCERNS

GABRIEL.

SHE IS SUPPOSED TO BE

GOING TO THE HOSPITAL, EVEN

IF SHE GOT A GUARD WITH

HER.

SHE STAY OVER THERE IN THE

HOSPITAL UNTIL SHE

DELIVERS.

I DON'T KNOW WHY THEY DON'T

DO THAT.

THAT IS NOT RIGHT AT ALL.

I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE

DELIVERED.

WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY.

IT CONCERNS ME A LOT.

Reporter: NOT LONG AGO

A C.N.S. REPORTER ASKED A

STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN

BY THEIR 9-MONTH-OLD BABY

BOY?

WE ASKED IF HE IS AN

AMERICAN CITIZEN.

AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT

SAYS WE DON'T KNOW IF HE IS

AN AMERICAN CITIZEN.

MY BROTHER, HE WENT TO DO

THE PAPERS FOR HIS SON.

AND I BELIEV I THINK THE

AMBASSADOR OVER THERE

STARTED THE PROCESS.

AND THEN AFTER THAT, SHE

STOPPED DURING THE PROCESS.

AND THEY HAVE TO WAIT.

THE EMBASSY IS SUPPOSED TO

SPEAK FOR THEM.

AND MY BROTHER SAID, YOU

DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT

THE KIDS, WHY YOU GOING TO

SPEAK FOR THE KIDS.

BECAUSE HE WENT OVER THERE,

LIKE, THE FIRST TIME, THE

SECOND TIME.

THERE IS NO GOVERNMENT

HERE -- I THINK THE

AMBASSADOR DOESN'T HAVE

INTEREST WITH THE

GOVERNMENT.

IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE IF

YOUR GOVERNMENT TALKS TO THE

SUDANESE GOVERNMENT.

I THINK SOMETHING IS GOING

TO HAPPEN.

MY BROTHER IS JUST WAITING

AND HOPING.

HE IS GOING TO PRAY FOR

MERIAM.

Reporter: GABRIEL SAYS

RUMORS HAVE BEEN CIRCULATING

ON SUDANESE TELEVISION THAT

MERIAM ACTUALLY WENT TO A

MOSQUE IN THE PRISON AND

PRAYED IN THE MOSQUE.

HE SAYS THAT IS ABSURD.

HE INSISTS HIS SISTER-IN-LAW

IS A DEVOUT CHRISTIAN.

IF SHE GOES TO THE MOSQUE

AND PRAY, THEN THE JUDGE

WOULD ORDER TO LET HER GO.

THAT'S A RUMOR.

PEOPLE SAY SHE IS PRAYING.

I KNOW SHE IS A CHRISTIAN.

AND SHE NEVER WILL TURN HER

FAITH DOWN.

SHE SAYS SHE IS GOING TO DIE

AS A CHRISTIAN.

Mark: COMING UP, HOW

EATING CHOCOLATE COULD HELP

YOU LIVE A HEALTHIER LIFE.

Mark: WELCOME BACK.

THERE IS A DEBATE IN THE

HEALTH WORLD OVER CHOCOLATE,

IS IT GOOD OR BAD FOR YOU.

Wendy: DO WE REALLY

HAVE TO DEBATE THIS?

WHILE SOME SAY ONE MAIN

INGREDIENT CAN BE HARMFUL,

OTHERS SAY CHOCOLATE STILL

CONTAINS OTHER THINGS THAT

ARE GOOD FOR YOU.

Reporter: MOST PEOPLE

KNOW GREEN VEGGIES, LIKE

BROCCOLI, ARE GOOD FOR YOU,

AND BLUEBERRIES ARE RICH AND

HEALTHY ANTIOXIDANTS.

AND NOW WE'RE LEARNING MORE

ABOUT THE COCOA BEAN, WHERE

WE GET CHOCOLATE.

DOCTORS SAY THE ANTIOXIDANTS

KEEPS YOUR BLOOD FLOWING.

FLAVONOIDS WILL HELP

DIFFERENT SYSTEMS.

THE MAIN FLAVONOID IN CHOC

CHOCOLATE IS CALLED

FLAVONAL.

AND IT HELPS THE BLOOD

FLOW.

Reporter: CHOCOLATE, A

HEALTH FOOD, IT SOUNDS TOO

GOOD TO BE TRUE.

THERE ARE A COUPLE OF

CATCHES.

MAKE SURE YOU CHOOSE THE

KIND WITH THE HIGHEST

PERCENTAGE OF COCOA BECAUSE

IT CONTAINS THE MOST

FLAVANOLS.

YOU WANT TO LOOK FOR DARK

CHOCOLATE AND THE HIGH

PERCENTAGE OF COCOA.

MAYBE THAT 70%.

THE BRAND DOESN'T MATTER.

IT REALLY MATTERS ON THE

TYPE OF CHOCOLATE, SO THAT

IT HAS A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF

COCOA.

Reporter: IN ORDER TO

REAP THE MOST BENEFITS OF

CHOCOLATE, YOU ONLY NEED A

SMALL AMOUNT.

I WOULD RECOMMEND ONE

OUNCE OF A DARK CHOCOLATE A

FEW TIMES A WEEK.

I DON'T THINK IT IS

SOMETHING YOU HAVE TO HAVE

EVERY DAY.

Reporter: SOME PEOPLE

AVOID CHOCOLATE BECAUSE IT

CONTAINS FAT.

BUT SHE SAYS DON'T WORRY

ABOUT THAT.

THE STUDY SHOWS IT DOES

NOT IMPROVE OR MAKE YOUR

CHOLESTEROL WORSE.

SO THAT TYPE OF SATURATED

FAT IN CHOCOLATE IS ACTUALLY

OKAY TO HAVE.

Reporter: SO CHOCOLATE

CAN BE GOOD FOR YOU.

JUST GO DARK AND ENJOY IT IN

MODERATION.

LORI JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: I DON'T MIND IF

I DO.

UP NEXT, HOW ONE MINISTRY IS

WORKING TO BRING NEW LIFE TO

WOMEN IN INDIA.

Wendy: OUTRAGE IS

GROWING IN INDIA AFTER TWO

TEENAGED GIRLS WERE GANG

RAPED AND LEFT HANGING DAIND

DEAD IN A MANGO STREET.

THE MURDERED GIRLS WERE

DALITS, A WIDELY DISREGARDED

PEOPLE GROUP IN INDIA.

ALTHOUGH ARRESTS HAVE BEEN

MADE, PROTESTORS SAY THERE

IS A LACK OF ANGER FOR THE

KILLINGS.

MANY SAY RAPE IS AN ALL TOO

COMMON CRIME IN INDIA.

GOVERNMENT RECORDS SHOW A

RAPE IS COMMITTED EVERY 22

MINUTES.

LAST YEAR NEW LAWS WERE

ENACTED TO TRY TO CUT DAWN

ON THIS PROBLEM.

WOMEN SAY SOCIETY THERE

NEEDS TO CHANGE THEIR

ATTITUDE TOWARDS THEIR

GENDER.

Mark: FOR YEARS,

CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES HAVE

BEEN WORKING HARD TO HELP

WOMEN OVERCOME THE ODDS.

George: IT HAS BEEN

SAID THE MOST BEAUTIFUL

PEOPLE ARE THOSE WHO HAVE

KNOWN DEFEAT, KNOWN

SUFFERING, KNOWN STRUGGLE,

AND HAVE FOUND THEIR WAY OUT

OF THE DEPTHS.

BARAJU IS ONE OF THEM.

I HAVE HAD A DIFFICULT

CHILDHOOD AND EXPERIENCED

MORE HORRIBLE THINGS THAN

MOST PEOPLE MY AGE.

George: AT A YOUNG AGE,

SHE WAS FORCED BY HER

PARENTS TO JOIN THE RANKS OF

INDIA'S SO CALL RAD

PICKERS.

THESE ARE MEN, WOMEN, AND

YOUNG CHILDREN WHO RUMMAGE

THROUGH GARBAGE

HEAPS,

LOOKING FOR ANYTHING THAT

CAN BE RECYCLED OR SOLD.

PLASTIC, BOTTLES, METAL

PARTS, PIECES OF GLASS,

ROTTEN AND DISCARDED FOOD.

MY DAY STARTED AT 4:00 OR

5:00 AND THE MORNING, I

PICKED TRASH FOR 10 TO 12

HIRES.

12 HOURS.

George: ON A GOOD DAY,

SHE WOULD EARN ABOUT $2, AND

THAT WAS A GOOD DAY.

HERE ON THE STREETS, WHERE

DOGS WERE HER ONLY

COMPANIONS, AND MILLIONS OF

SQWIRMING MAGGOTS AND CROWS

ARE A CONSTANT DISTRACTION.

SHE WOULD COMPETE

WITH OTHER

RAT PICKERS FOR A FEW

SCRAPS.

WHEN I GOT OLDER, MY

MOTHER TOLD ME I WASN'T

BRINGING IN ENOUGH MONEY

FROM THE TRASH.

SO I WAS FORCED TO SLEEP

WITH MEN.

George: WE TEARS

WELLING UP IN HER EYES, SHE

DESCRIBES THE RAGE SHE FELT

TOWARDS HER PARENTS.

HOW COULD MY PARENTS DO

SUCH A THING TO ME.

I WAS ANGRY.

I WANTED TO KILL THEM.

George: RUPA IS A DEL

DALIT, OR SO-CALLED

UNTOUCHABLE.

INDIAN SOCIETY LABELS THEM

THE LOWEST OF THE LOW,

ALMOST LESS THAN HUMAN.

AND LIKE HER, MANY YOUNG

GIRLS END UP AS PROSTITUTES

OR GET CAUGHT IN A WEB OF

HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

WHEN I THINK ABOUT IT, I

BEGIN TO CRY.

George: BUT THAT'S THE

PAST.

TONIGHT IS GRADUATION NIGHT,

AND RUPA IS ALL SMILES.

THIS RUPA IS NOT THE RUPA

I WAS.

George:

WE REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO

THIS NIGHT BECAUSE WE SEE

OUR WOMEN BEING LIBERATED,

BEING EMANCIPATED.

George: SHE RUNS A

CHRISTIAN MINISTRY THAT

TAKES IN, REHABILITATES, AND

EMPOWERS SCORES OF YOUNG

WOMEN AT RISK.

ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO, RUPA

CAME TO THE CENTER, LOOKING

FOR HELP.

HERE SHE GOT COUNSELLING,

LEARNED HOW TO SPEAK

ENGLISH, TOOK SEWING AND

COMPUTER CLASSES, AND

EVENTUALLY HAD HER DIGNITY

RESTORED.

SHE ALSO MET DOZENS OF OTHER

YOUNG WOMEN LIKE HERSELF,

WHO HAD SIMILAR LIFE

EXPERIENCES.

WHAT I LIKE TO PERSONALLY

COMMUNICATE TO THEM IS THAT

I WOULD NEVER, EVER GIVE UP

ON ANY ONE OF THOSE WOMEN.

NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES

THEY FALL BECAUSE I KNOW IT

IS A STRUGGLE FOR THEM.

George: TODAY THE

CENTER IS JUST ONE OF A

HANDFUL OF CHRISTIAN

MINISTRIES OPERATING HERE IN

INDIA, TRYING DESPERATELY TO

RESCUE THOUSANDS OF DALIT

WOMEN FROM HUMAN TRAFFICKING

AND SEXUAL BONDAGE.

FOR MANY OF THESE VICTIMS,

SUCH MINISTE MINISTRIES ARE

A LIFE LIGHT TO A BETTER

FUTURE.

I COME FROM A SINGLE

BACKGROUND.

I KNEW VERY LITTLE ABOUT

JESUS CHRIST.

WHEN I CAME HERE, I STARTED

READING THE BIBLE AND THEN

UNDERSTOOD WHAT FREEDOM

REALLY MEANS AND HOW MUCH I

REALLY MEAN TO GOD.

George: ULTIMATELY IT

IS THE BIBLE'S VIEW OF THEM

THAT SHE SAYS BRINGS LASTING

TRANSFORMATION.

THEY CAN'T BELIEVE IT

BECAUSE ALL THESE YEARS THEY

HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THEY ARE

LOWER THAN ANIMALS, AND HERE

WE ARE TELLING THEM THAT

THEY ARE CREATED IN THE

IMAGE OF GOD.

AND THAT JUST HITS THEM.

THAT JUST BLOWS THEM AWAY.

George: ON A RECENT

FRIDAY EVENING, RUPA JOINED

500 WOMEN ON STAGE FOR A

GRADUATION CEREMONY HONORING

THEIR COMPLETION OF AN

18-MONTH COURSE AT TALIKA.

SITTING IN THE AUDIENCE THAT

NIGHT WERE RUPA'S MOTHER AND

FATHER.

THEY TOLD CBN NEWS THIS WAS

THE PROUDEST MOMENT OF THEIR

LIVES.

THE CENTER HAS DONE A

GREAT JOB.

MY DAUGHTER IS A DIFFERENT

PERSON.

I FEEL BAD FOR THE THINGS

WE DID TO HER.

NOW I WANT HER TO STUDY HARD

AND HAVE A GOOD FUTURE.

George: AND PERHAPS IT

IS THIS IMAGE OF RUPA,

HOLDING HER FATHER'S HAND,

THAT SPEAKS VOLUMES OF ONE

LIFE TRANSFORMED BY THE

POWER OF THE GOSPEL.

SHE TOLD CBN NEWS SHE HAS

FORGIVEN HER PARENTS FOR

FORCING HER INTO

PROSTITUTION.

EVERY NIGHT BEFORE I GO

TO BED, I THANK GOD FOR THIS

CENTER AND I THANK GOD FOR

RESCUING ME FROM MY PAST.

George: THESE DAYS SHE

WORKS AS A CONFIDENT SALES

ASSISTANT IN ONE OF THE

LARGEST SHOPPING CENTERS IN

THE CITY, THE SAME STREET

WHERE SHE ONCE PICKED

TRASH.

HER REAL DESIRE, THOUGH, IS

TO MINISTER TO BROKEN AND

ABUSED WOMEN.

THERE WERE MANY PEOPLE

WHO TOOK CARE OF ME AND

SHOWED LOVE TO ME.

I WANT TO DO THE SAME FOR

OTHERS.

THAT WILL MAKE ME HAPPY.

George: GEORGE THOMAS,

CBN NEWS, BANGALORE, INDIA.

Mark: WHAT AN AMAZING

STORY.

UP NEXT, WHAT SOME YEARBOOK

PHOTOS ARE CAUSING

CONTROVERSY AT ONE UTAH HIGH@@@

SCHOOL.

Mark: STUDENTS AT A

UTAH HIGH SCHOOL GOT THEIR

YEARBOOKS AND WERE SURPRISED

TO FIND THAT SOME OF THE

PHOTOS OF FEMALE STUDENTS

HAD BEEN ALTERED.

Wendy: THE

ADMINISTRATION HAD WARNED

STUDENTS TO DRESS MODESTLY

FOR THEIR PICTURES OR THEY

MIGHT BE EDITED.

GIRLS WITH LOW-CUT OR

SLEEVELESS TOPS HAD THOSE

PARTS OF THEIR OUTFITS PHOTO

SHOPPED TO COMPLY WITH THE

DRESS CODE.

AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, SOME OF

THE STUDENTS WERE PRETTY

UPSET ABOUT IT.

THEY DIDN'T TELL YOU

BEFORE THEY EDITED.

THEY DIDN'T GIVE YOU AN

OPTION TO FIX IT.

I FELT LIKE THEY PUT

NAMES IN THE HAT AND PICK

AND CHOSE WHO.

THERE WERE PLENTY OF GIRLS

WHO WAR TANKTOPS, AND HALF

GOT EDITED, AND HALF

DIDN'T.

Wendy: THE SCHOOL SAYS

IT HAS POSTED A SIGN WHEN

PHOTOS WERE TAKEN, WARNING

STUDENTS THAT THIS COULD

HAPPEN, SO THEY'RE NOT

APOLOGIZING FOR IT.

THE SUPERINTENDENT OF

SCHOOLS DID ADMIT THAT THEY

MADE A MISTAKE BY PHOTO

SHOPPING SOME GIRLS' PHOTOS

AND NOT OTHERS.

WHICH IS A FAIR STATEMENT.

Mark: I THINK SO.

BUT SOME OF THOSE PICTURES,

CUT THE CLEVAGE OUT.

Wendy: THEY WARNED

THEM.

THAT'S ALL FOR THIS EDITION

OF "NEWSWATCH."

Mark: REMEMBER YOU WERE

E-MAIL US YOUR COMMENTS AND

QUESTIONS AT

NEWSWATCH@CBN.COM.

HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US NEXT

TIME.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.

Wendy: BYE-BYE.

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