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CBN NewsWatch: June 19, 2014

On Newswatch, June 19: ISIS to Iraqi Christians: 'obey, pay, or leave,' Nuns square off against Chicago strip club and more. Read Transcript


THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR CBN

NEWS TODAY, I AM CHARLENE AARON.

COSTS FOR MANY ESSENTIALS AT AN

ALL TIME HIGH FROM GAS TO FOOD,

AMERICANS CAN EXPECT TO PAY MORE

IN COMING MONTHS.

CAITLIN BURKE REPORTS.

REPORTER: SUMMER TRAVEL

SEASON IS HERE, A TIME WHEN GAS

PRICES OFTEN DROP.

NOT THIS YEAR.

CURRENT NATIONAL AVERAGE FOR A

GALLON IS $3.67 HIGHEST SINCE

2008.

ACCORDING TO AAA, GAS PRICE AND

GLOBAL OIL PRICES HAVE STEADILY

RISEN SINCE JIHADIST TOOK

CONTROL OF MOSUL LAST WEEK.

HIGH DEMAND IN THE COST OF

DRILLING PLAY A ROLE AT THE

PUMP.

WE NEED HIGHER PRICES IF YOU

LOOK AT THE HISTORY GOING BACK

THE LAST FOUR YEARS, ANY WAY,

OIL PRICES HAVE BEEN STABLE.

THEY SWING 105 RANGE BACK DOWN

TO 93 RANGE.

ONE OF THESE DAYS IT IS GOING TO

BREAK DOWN SIMPLY BECAUSE OF

DEMAND.

COST OF FOOD ALSO

SKYROCKETING.

THE PRICE INDEX FOR MEATS,

POULTRY, FISH AND EGGS, HIS AN

ALL TIME HIGH IN MAY.

MEAT COSTS RISING THE FASTEST.

SEVEN YEAR DECLINE IN HERDS

FEWEST CATTLE IN SIX DECADES.

HIGH PRICES FOR FOOD AND GAS ARE

HERE TO STAY.

SENATE LAWMAKERS PROPOSED

LEGISLATION THIS WEEK TO RAISE

THE FEDERAL GAS AND DIESEL TAXES

BY $.12 PER GALLON OVER THE NEXT

TWO YEARS AND PITCHED AS A WAY

TO PAY FOR HIGHWAY AND TRANSIT

NEWS.

ISLAMIC MILITANTS CONTINUE TO

MARCH THROUGH IRAQ AND

THREATENING THE COUNTRY'S

ECONOMY.

IF IT FALLS UNDER THEIR CONTROL,

ISIS CONTROL GASOLINE AND CUT

ELECTRONIC MONTHLY GIVING IN

PARTS OF IRAQ.

RAISING FLAGS OVER IRAQ'S AND

BATTLED CITIES.

BITTER DISAPPOINTMENT.

MEANWHILE, PRESIDENT OBAMA

CONSIDERING A U.S. RESPONSE,

ALTHOUGH HE HAS RULED OUT GROUND

TROOPS.

HE MIGHT ORDER LIMITED AIR

STRIKES AND SEND IN SPECIAL

FORCES TO ADVISE IRAQI TROOPS.

A WALL STREET JOURNAL, FORMER

VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHANEY

WRITES: RARELY HAS A U.S.

PRESIDENT BEEN SO WRONG BY SO

MUCH AT THE EXPENSE OF SO MANY.

ISIS TARGETED CHRISTIANS, MANY

TRAVEL TO SAFETY OF KURDISH

IRAQ.

CHRIS MITCHELL BRINGS US MORE

FROM THE FRONT LINES BETWEEN

ISIS AND IRAQ'S CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITY.

REPORTER: WE LEFT THE

FRIENDLY CONFINES HEADING TO

NINEVAH KNOWN AS MOSUL HOME TO

SOME OF IRAQ'S BESIEGED

CHRISTIAN

CHRISTIANS.

OUR GUIDE BROUGHT US AS FAR

AS THE KURDISH ARMY.

THIS IS ABOUT THE END OF THE

LINE IF YOU DON'T WANT TO RUN

INTO ISIS.

THEY CONTROL THE MOUNTAINS

BEHIND US AND FEW KILOMETERS

DOWN THE ROAD, YOU RUN INTO A

CHECK POINT.

THIS IS THE TOWN CALLED BAR TILL

LA, IT HAS 25,000 CHRISTIANS.

WE COULDN'T FIND ONE THAT WOULD

TALK TO US ON CAMERA.

CONDITIONS ARE BUSINESS MALL.

-- ISIS TURNED IT OFF.

THEY ARE ASKING FOR PRAYER FOR

CHRISTIANS AROUND THE WORLD.

JUST LIKE THE APOSTLE PAUL ASKED

FOR PRAYER, THEY ARE ASKING FOR

PRAYER GOD WILL PROTECT THIS

TOWN AND REGION.

FIRST MAJOR VICTORY FOR ISIS

JUST DAYS AGO.

WE FOUND THE TOWN NEARLY

DESERTED.

CHRISTIANS WOULDN'T BE SEEN ON

CAMERA, WE TALKED ABOUT TO ONE

OF THE HOUSE CHURCH LEADERS.

ON OUR WAY BACK TO THE KURDISH

CAPITAL, THIS PASTOR RELAYS WHAT

HE SAID.

THEY GAVE CHRISTIANS THREE

CHOICES.

THEY ARE NOT OPEN FOR

CHURCHES, EVEN IF THEY OPENED

THEY ARE GOING THE CHURCHES AND

THE CHRISTIANS BEING ASKED TO

PAY THE TAX IF NOT, THEY CAN

LEAVE NINEVAH AND IF THEY DIDN'T

PAY THE TAX, THEY SHOULD GIVE

THEIR HEADS.

YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT BEING

BEHEADED?

YES.

THIS CHURCH LEADER SENT OUT A

PRAYER SOS.

RAISE UP PRAYERS, THIS IS

WHAT WE NEED.

WHEN MAN IS PRAYING, GOD IS

WALKING.

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THE CHURCHES

OUTSIDE IRAQ TO RAISE UP PRAYERS

AND ALSO TO FAST FOR THE SAKE OF

THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, ON

THE ROAD FROM BARTILA.

CRISIS IN IRAQ STIRRING FEARS

AFGHANISTAN COULD BE NEXT.

PRESIDENT OBAMA WANTS TO

WITHDRAWAL U.S. FORCES FROM

AFGHANISTAN BY THE END OF 2016

BUT CRITICS FEAR THE TALIBAN

COULD RISE UP AND WIPE OUT ALL

THE HARD FOUGHT GAINS JUST LIKE

IN IRAQ.

THURSDAY THEY STRUCK A NATO POST

OUTPOST NEAR THE BORDER

CROSSING, KEY SUPPLY ROUTE FOR

THE ALLIANCE.

37 NATO FUEL TRUCKS DESTROYED.

THIS HAS LASTED MORE AN A DECADE

AND MORE THAN 2,000 U.S. TROOPS

DIED.

THE SEARCH FOR THE THREE ISRAELI

-- PALESTINIANS IN THE TOWN

THREW HOMEMADE EXPLOSIVES AND

STONES AT THE SOLDIERS.

THEY THEN OPENED FIRE.

ISRAELI BLAMES HAMAS FOR THE

ABDUCTION OF THE TEENS.

ONE TEENS OLDS DUAL

U.S.-PALESTINIAN CITIZENSHIP.

THEY HAVE ROUNDED 280 SUSPECTS

MOSTLY MEMBERS OF HAMAS.

AMERICANS ARE GETTING AN

OFFICIAL LOOK AT THE INSIDE OF

THE GOVERNMENT FACILITIES.

THEY HAVE BEEN FLOODING

U.S.-MEXICO BORDER THE PAST FEW

MONTHS.

A PROCESSING CENTER IN

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS ARE TURNED

INTO MAKESHIFT DORMITORIES.

HUNDREDS SLEEPING SHOULDER TO

SHOULDER.

CRITICS CLAIM THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION IMMIGRATION

POLICIES ARE TO BLAME FOR THE

SUDDEN FLOOD OF CHILDREN.

ITS POLICIES CREATED A HUMAN

MAGNET FOR CHILDREN TO COME AT

GREAT RISK THEMSELVES.

IN 2011, LITTLE OVER 6,000

CROSS THE BORDER ILLEGAL.

BY THE END OF THIS YEAR,

ESTIMATED 60,000 WILL HAVE MADE

THE DANGEROUS JOURNEY.

A MOSQUITO-BORN VIRUS SHOWING UP

MORE AND MORE IN THE U.S. THERE

IS NOT AN OUTBREAK, HEALTH

OFFICIALS SPREADING A WARNING

FOR TRAVELERS, LORIE JOHNSON

EXPLAINS.

REPORTER: AMONG THOSE

TRAVELING IN THE BUSINESS SUMMER

SEASON MISSIONARIES.

MANY ON SHORT TERM MISSIONS,

ASHLEY WENT TO HAITI AND

CONTRACTED CHICKEN GUNGYA VIRUS.

MY JOINTS HURTING AND OUT OF

BREATH.

IT WAS LIKE HAVING A FEVER.

RIGHT NOW IF I DO THAT, IT HURTS

MY WRIST.

THE PAINFUL VIRUS ISN'T JUST

POPPING UP IN HAITI BUT U.S.,

ESTIMATED 41 CASES SO FAR, SOME

EVEN AS FAR NORTH AS RHODE

ISLAND.

VIRUS IS TRANSMITTED THROUGH

MOSQUITO BITES.

SLOWLY PICKING ITS WAY AROUND

THE WORLD AND LANDED IN THE

CARIBBE

CARIBBEAN.

REPORTER: TRAVELERS COULD

CONTINUE BRINGING THE VIRUS HOME

WITH THEM.

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND

PREVENTION SAYS EVEN THOUGH

THERE IS CONCERN, THERE IS NOT

AN OUT BREAK.

SYMPTOMS ARE SIMILAR TO DINGI

FEVER, INCLUDING FEVER,

HEADACHE, SEVERE JOINT PAIN AND

RASH ON HANDS AND FEET.

THERE IS NO VACCINE.

NOTHING ELSE YOU CAN DO BUT

AVOID MOSQUITO BITES.

REPORTER: HEALTH OFFICIALS

SUGGEST REST AND FLUIDS.

MOST FEEL BETTER IN A WEEK.

FOR SOME JOINT PAIN COULD LAST

MONTHS.

GOOD NEWS, ONCE A PERSON IS E

EFFECTED THEY ARE PROTECTED FROM

FUTURE OUTBREAKS.

AS FOR ASHLEY, SHE HAS RECOVERED

AND THINKING OF THOSE SHE SERVED

WITH.

IT WAS ROUGH.

I CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT IT IS LIKE

TO THE PEOPLE IN THE CARIBBEAN

AND HAITI SUFFERING WITHOUT

MEDICATION.

REPORTER: LORIE JOHNSON, CBN

NEWS.

A DISPUTE BETWEEN NEIGHBORS

IN CHICAGO PITS SPIRITUAL VS.

SECULAR.

THE NUNS ARE GOING TO GET THE

STRIP CLUB SET DOWN AND VIOLATES

LAW WITHIN A THOUSAND FEET

WITHIN A PLACE OF WORSHIP.

IT TEARS AT THE FABRIC OF THE

COMMUNITY.

YOU HAVE RELIGIOUS PLACE AND

STRIP CLUB, IT IS NOT RIGHT.

THIS IS NOT A CASE FOR THE

LAW.

THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO WHAT

THEY BELIEVE IN AND WE HAVE THE

RIGHT TO DO WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.

NUNS SAY THE CLUB FORCES THEM

TO DEAL WITH DRUNKENNESS, LITTER

AND PUBLIC VIOLENCE.

THEY SAY THE COMMUNITY SHOULD BE

FREE OF THE KIND OF ACTIVITY THE

STRIP CLUB DRAWS.

COMING UP, HE WAS DOING THE

RIGHT THINGS BUT FOR ALL THE

WRONG REASONS.

LEARN ABOUT THE DANGERS OF

SPIRITUAL BURN OUT.

C

CHARITABLE GIVINGS UNIVERSITY

HOSPITAL AND ARTS IS RISING

WHILE DONATIONS TO CHURCHES AND

SOCIAL SERVICE GROUPS REMAINS

THE SAME.

ACCORDING TO THE REPORT,

AMERICANS GAVE 335 BILLION

DOLLARS TO CHARITY IN 2013.

RELIGIOUS GROUPS RECEIVED MORE

THAN ANY OTHER SECTOR.

BUT THE 31% SHARE FOR CHURCH

GROUPS, LOWEST IN FOUR DECADES.

CHURCH MEMBERS ARE GIVING LESS

TO THEIR CHURCHES THAN THEY USED

TO.

PEOPLE OF FAITH ARE MORE

GENEROUS GIVERS THAN

NON-BELIEVERS ACCORDING TO A NEW

STUDY ALMOST 80% -- 82% OF JEWS

AND 78% OF CHRISTIANS.

ABOUT TWO-THIRDS OF

NON-BELIEVERS HAD GIVEN MONEY.

STUDIES ESTIMATE MORE THAN FIVE

MILLION CHRISTIANS WORKING IN

FULL TIME MINISTRY.

MORE THAN A MILLION ARE TAKEN

THE GOSPEL MESSAGE TO OTHER

PARTS OF THE WORLD.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM REPORTS, A

LEADING MISSIONARY IS SOUNDING

AN ALARM, SPIRITUAL BURN OUT.

I WANT TO WAKE MYSELF UP TO

IT IS NOT JUST WHAT WE DO BUT

WHY WE DO IT.

REPORTER: PETER GREER SPENT

HIS PROFESSIONAL LIFE DOING GOOD

WORK IN THE MISSION FIELD.

PRESIDENT OF HOPE INTERNATIONAL

LEADS A GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST

POVERTY.

WE CAUGHT UP WITH HIM IN RWANDA.

I AM PART OF A GENERATION

GROWN UP BELIEVING THERE ARE

HUGE NEEDS AND CHURCH NEEDS TO

RESPOND.

WE HAVE THROWN OURSELVES IN

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND MISSIONS AND

BURN OUT AS A RESULT.

A LOT OF THE BURN OUT COMES

BECAUSE WE HAVE FORGOTTEN WHY WE

SERVE.

REPORTER: CHARITY AND SERVICE

HAVE A DARK SIDE AND THIS IS THE

MESSAGE HE ADDRESSES, "SPIRITUAL

NATURE OF DOING GOOD."

HOW IS IT THAT WE FORGET WHO

WE ARE BECOMING IN CHRIST

BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE TIME.

WE DON'T HAVE TIME TO GROW IN A

REAL RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST.

THOSE AT WORK ARE USUALLY

AWARE OF THEIR SACRIFICES OF

TIME, MONEY, AND EVEN SAFETY.

THEY DON'T EXPECT TO FEEL THEIR

MOTIVATION START TO SLIP.

IT HAPPENED TO HIM MORE THAN 12

YEARS AGO WHILE GIVING BLANKETS

TO POOR REFUGEES LEFT DEVASTATED

AFTER A VOLCANO ERUPTION.

AS I WAS GIVING AWAY

BLANKETS, ONE OF MY FRIENDS WAS

SNAPPING PICTURES, I WAS NOT

THINKING OF THE INDIVIDUAL BUT

THE PICTURES TAKEN AND ABOUT THE

REACTION THAT MY FRIENDS BACK

HOME WERE GOING TO HAVE AS A

MASCULINE MOTHER THERESA GIVING

AWAY AND SERVING THE POOR.

I WAS SO HIT BY MY OWN

HYPOCRISY, I WAS NOT LOVING THE

INDIVIDUAL BUT PLAY ACTING FOR

SOMEONE VERY FAR AWARE WAY.

REPORTER: SPIRITUAL DANGERS

CAN HIT RIGHT HERE AT HOME.

DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE

GIVING IN YOUR LOCAL CHURCH OR

INTERNATIONALLY, PRINCIPLES AND

UNDERLYING ISSUES ARE THE SAME.

WE GIVE, WE GIVE, WE GIVE AND

BURN OUT.

WHY?

WE BUY INTO A LIE GIVING TO GO,

WE GO WITHOUT EVER RESTING.

WE GO WITHOUT EVER BEING

REFRESHED OURSELVES.

I DON'T THINK THAT HONORS GOD.

REPORTER: EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN

NEWS, RWANDA.

UP NEXT ON "AMERICAN IDOL" HE

WAS FAMOUS FOR HIS DREADLOCKS,

LOOK AT HIM NOW.

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO JASON

CASTRO?

UN

AND NO ONE WANTS TO0BE BALD@

BUT THERE IS HOPE.

GETTING MY HAIR0BACK

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WELL HE DIDN'T WIN "AMERICAN

IDOL" BUT MADE IT TO THE TOP

FOUR AND FANS STILL REMEMBER

JASON CASTRO FOR HIS SIGNATURE

DREAD LONGS.

DREADS ARE GONE AND JASON

DISAPPEARED FROM THE POP MUSIC

SCENE.

WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM?

JENNIFER WISHON HAS THE ANSWER.

*

REPORTER: HE MAY NOT HAVE

TAKEN THE CROWN, BUT FANS OF

"AMERICAN IDOL" STILL REMEMBER

FORMER CONTESTANT JASON CASTRO

FOR DREAD LOGS AND CAREFREE

SOUND.

HE SCORED BIG MAKING IT TO THE

TOP FOUR.

HE SCORED A NO. 1 HIT AND THEN

DISAPPEARED FROM THE CHARTS AND

POP MUSIC SCENE LEAVING FANS

WITH QUESTIONS: WHAT HAPPENED?

WHY THE SWITCH TO CHRISTIAN

MUSIC AND THE BIGGEST QUESTION,

WHAT IS UP WITH THIS HAIR CUT?

FELT LIKE IT WAS TIME FOR A

CHANGE.

THIS IS WHAT IT IS LIKE TO RUN

YOUR FINGERS THROUGH YOUR HAIR.

REPORTER: HIS HAIR CUT WASN'T

THE ONLY BIG CHANGE FOR THE 27

YEAR OLD.

EVEN WITH THE FANS AND FAME,

LONELINESS TOOK A TOLL.

THE SEPARATION FROM FAMILY

DEVELOPED INTO A GROWING

SEPARATION FROM GOD.

HE ALSO STRUGGLED PHYSICALLY

WITH EXHAUSTION THEN THE FAITH

QUESTION.

IT STARTED TO FEEL

MEANINGLESS.

WHY AM I DOING THIS?

I STARTED TO HAVE A LONGING TO

HAVE MORE REALLY GOD IN MY LIFE,

I FELT SO DETACHED FROM A CHURCH

COMMUNITY, I STRUGGLED TO STAY

CONNECTED TO GOD ON THE ROAD

THROUGH EXHAUSTION.

I WANTED MORE GOD IN MY LIFE AND

AS A RESULT I WANTED MORE GOD IN

MY LIFE.

HE WANTS ME TO GIVE IT ALL AND

TRUST HIM WITH EVERYTHING.

YOU KNOW, IT REALLY CHANGED

EVERYTHING FOR ME TO KIND OF LET

GO OF EVERYTHING AND REALIZE GOD

CAN TAKE CARE OF IT.

THIS IS A STORY, ARE YOU

READY FOR A STORY?

REPORTER: HE BECAME INVOLVED

WITH THE I AM SECOND CAMPAIGN,

CHRISTIAN CELEBRITIES SHARE

THEIR PERSONAL STORIES.

*

*

*

HE FOUND NEW SUCCESS WITH HIS

NEW CHRISTIAN ALBUM ONLY A

MOUNTAIN.

PERHAPS HIS GREATEST

ACCOMPLISHMENT IS AS HUSBAND AND

FATHER.

WHAT COLOR ARE OUR EYE?

BLUE.

SHE REALLY CHANGED

EVERYTHING.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW MUCH.

MORE THAN ANYTHING I WANT TO BE

A PART OF HER LIFE.

I WANT HER TO KNOW HER DADDY

LOVES HER MORE THAN JUST IN A

SONG.

REPORTER: THIS ISN'T ABOUT

THE YOUNG MAN GOING TO

HOLLYWOOD.

HE IS USING HOLLYWOOD TO SHARE

THE LOVE OF CHRIST WITH PEOPLE

AROUND THE WORLD.

CASTRO HASN'T ABANDONED

"AMERICAN IDOL" BACKGROUND.

HE WORKS OVERSEAS WORKING FOR

CHARITY MALARIA NO MORE AND ROMA

BOOTS, NON-PROFIT PROVIDING

CHILDREN WITH BOOTS.

I LOOK AT THEM AND SEE MY

DAUGHTER.

I REMEMBER ON THE TRIP.

THE KID WAS THE SAME SIZE AS MY

DAUGHTER.

WE GAVE HIM RAIN BOOTS.

NOW HE HAS BOOTS.

WE MET UP WITH JASON AT HOME

IN DALLAS LEADING A BENEFIT

CONCERT FOR YOUNG LIFE KA PERSON

YUM, MEETING THE SPIRITUAL NEEDS

OF YOUNG PEOPLE WITH SPIRITUAL

NEEDS AND LEADS WORSHIP AND

VOLUNTEERS WITH WIFE MANDY IN

THEIR MINISTRY AT THEIR CHURCH.

*

WHEN NOT ON TOUR, THERE IS

ALWAYS MUSIC IN THE CASTRO HOUSE

IN BROTHER MICHAEL AND SISTER

JACKIE HAVE STRONG FOLLOWINGS

WITH SOLO CAREERS.

IS THERE CHANCE FOR A CASTRO

FAMILY ALBUM?

TAKE IT AWAY.

YEP.

WE'LL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE.

AS FOR THE FUTURE.

HALLELUJAH

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE FUTURE

HOLDS FOR JASON.

THERE WILL ALWAYS BE MUSIC.

IN TV, WE SAY STAND BY.

JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS,

DALLAS.

[APPLAUSE]

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FINALLY TODAY, TWO YOUNG

BROTHERS EARNED ALL 135 BOY

SCOTT MERIT BADGES, EXTREMELY

RARE BECAUSE OF THEIR GREAT LOVE

FOR LEARNING AND VERY SUPPORTIVE

DAD.

NORMALLY BOYS DON'T EARN ALL THE

BADGES UNTIL THEY REACH EAGLE

SCOUT.

WHAT MAKES THEIR STORY, SEAN AND

ERICK ARE 11 AND 13 YEARS OLD.

THAT MAKES SEAN THE YOUNGEST

SCOUT IN HISTORY TO EARN ALL 135

BADGES.

WHEN I FIRST STARTED, I NEVER

EXPECTED I WOULD FINISH AT THIS

AGE.

I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS A LOT OF

FUN.

I KEPT GOING FOR ALL THE BADGES

QUICKLY.

THAT IS THE BOTTOM LINE, I

CAN DO IT.

HELP ME BE A BETTER CITIZEN

AND A BETTER PERSON.

MERITBADGENOT.COM, 234 HAVE

EARNED THEM.

THEY ARE MEMBERS OF TROOP 235 IN

NORTHERN VIRGINIA.

THAT IS IT FOR NOW ON CBN NEWS

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JOIN US NEXT TIME, HAVE A GREAT

DAY, GOD BLESS.

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