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CBN NewsWatch: July 9, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, July 9: Hamas continues to target Tel Aviv, Jerusalem; Obama, Perry meet as immigration tensions rise; Surprise storms ambush Northeast, 5 dead; and more. Read Transcript


THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR

CBN NEWS TODAY.

I'M EPHRAIM GRAHAM.

AND I'M CHARLENE AARON.

MIDDLE EAST VIALS IS

ESCALATING AFTER HAMAS

LAUNCHED ROCKETS DEEP INSIDE

ISRAEL, THEY REACHED MAJOR

ISRAELI CITIES, PUTTING MOST

OF THE POPULATION WITHIN

RANGE.

THE ISRAEL MILITARY IS

STRIKING BACK AT HAMAS

TARGETS IN GAZA, TRYING TO

STOP THE ROCKET FIRE.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: ISRAELIS IN

TEL AVIV AND JERUSALEM RAN

FOR SHELTER, AS SIRENS

WARNED OF IN COMING ROCKETS

FROM GAZA.

TERRORISTS LAUNCHED OVER 45

ROCKETS AT MAJOR ISRAELI

CITIES, REACHING AT FAR AS

THE COASTAL TOWN OF PEDARA,

NORTH OF TEL AVIV.

THAT IS FURTHER NORTH THAN

EVER BEFORE.

THE MISSILE WAS THE SAME

KIND THAT ISRAEL INTERCEPTED

EARLIER THIS YEAR, ON A

SHIPMENT FROM IRAN TO THE

GAZA STRIP.

17 OF THE MISSILES FIRED

OVERNIGHT WERE INTERCEPTED

BY ISRAEL'S IRON DOME

ANTI-MISSILE DEFENSE.

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SAID, NO

OTHER COUNTRY WOULD ENDURE

SUCH A BARAGE OF ROCKETS.

HE SAID, IN RECENT DAYS,

HAMAS TERRORISTS HAVE FIRED

DOZENS OF ROCKETS, AND NO

OTHER COUNTRY LIVES UNDER

SUCH A THREAT, AND ISRAEL

WILL NOT TOLERATE THE FIRING

OF ROCKETS ON OUR CITIES AND

TOWNS.

ISRAEL SAID IT TRIED TO

NEGOTIATE A CEASE-FIRE.

WE TRIED TO DE-ESCALATE,

AND WE TOLD HAMAS TO STOP

THIS ROCKET FIRE, BUT THEY

CONTINUED.

AND NOW WE ARE ACTING.

THE ISRAELI DEFENSE FORCES

ARE ACTING TO BRING ABOUT A

SITUATION WHERE THE PEOPLE

OF ISRAEL NO LONGER HAVE TO

LIVE IN FEAR.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

THE GOVERNMENT AUTHORIZED

THE IDEA TO CALL UP AS MANY

AS 40,000 RESERVE SOLDIERS

HAD NEEDED.

A SMALLER AMOUNT HAS ALREADY

BEEN CALLED UP AS ISRAEL

MOUNTS A SMALLER INVASION

INTO GAZA.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

ISLAMIC TERRORISTS

CAPTURED A HUGE CHEMICAL

WEAPONS SITE, AND IT HELD

CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS FROM

THE 1990s.

THEY WERE FILLED WITH A

DEADLY NERVE AGENT, SERIN.

AND IRAQ IS NOW UNABLE TO

FULFILL ITS OBLIGATION TO

DESTROY CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

THE ISLAMIC STATE CONTROLS

LARGE PARTS OF SYRIA AND

IRAQ.

IT IS UNCLEAR IF THEY NOW

POSSESS ANY ACTIVITY

CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

DEADLY STORMS HAVE MOVED

THROUGH THE NORTHEAST,

INCLUDING FIVE PEOPLE,

INCLUDING A CHILD.

IN CENTRAL NEW YORK, FOUR

PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN THE

TOWN OF SMITHFIELD WHEN

SEVERAL HOMES WERE

DESTROYED.

THEY ARE MAKING SURE NO ONE

IS TRAPPED UNDERNEATH

COLLAPSED HOMES.

IN MARION, NEW YORK, PEOPLE

ARE CALLING THEIR

NEIGHBORHOOD A WAR ZONE.

WE WERE STANDING THERE,

AND IT STARTED RAINING, AND

IT STARTED GETTING WINDY,

AND INSTANTLY IT WAS HERE.

I'M STILL A LITTLE SHAKY

FROM IT.

IT WAS NUMBING.

IT IS INSANE.

WE LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW AND

SAW BLANKETS OF RAIN AND

TREES FALLING.

THE RAIN CAME AND IT WAS

JUST OVER WITH IN THE BLINK

OF AN EYE.

Reporter: IN CAROL

COUNTY, MARYLAND, A TREE

FELL, KILLING ONE CHILD AND

INJURING SIX OTHERS.

MANY RESIDENTS WERE LEFT

WITHOUT POWER AFTER THE

SURPRISE STORM DOWNED POWER

LINES AND TREES.

THE POLITICS OVER

IMMIGRATION ARE COMING TO A

HEAD IN TEXAS.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS MEETING

WITH RICK PERU AN PERRY AND

OTHERS TO DISCUSS THE

CRISIS.

THAT AS TENSIONS MOUNT

ACROSS THE COUNTRY OVER

TEMPORARY HOUSING FOR

IMMIGRANTS.

Reporter: THE PRESIDENT

WON'T GO TO THE BORDER, BUT

HE IS MEETING WITH TEXAS

GOVERNOR RICK PERRY, AS WELL

AS FAITH LEADERS AND OTHER

TEXAS OFFICIALS, TO DISCUSS

THE IMMIGRATION CRISIS.

PERRY, A POSSIBLE

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN

2016 HAS BLASTED THE WHITE

HOUSE IN RECENT DAYS, SAYING

IT HAS FAILED TO RESPOND TO

HIS WARNINGS ABOUT THE FLOOD

OF IMMIGRANT CHILDREN.

THIS IS A FAILURE OF

DIPLOMACY.

IT IS A FAILURE OF

LEADERSHIP, FROM THE

ADMINISTRATION IN

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Reporter: THE

ADMINISTRATION ALSO HAS TO

CONTEND RIGHT NOW WITH

BACKLASH FROM COMMUNITIES

THAT WANT NO PART IN

TEMPORARILY HOUSING

IMMIGRANT CHILDREN.

IN MURIETTA, CALIFORNIA,

PROTESTORS STOOD OUTSIDE A

BORDER PATROL FACILITY ON

TUESDAY AND SPOKE OUT

AGAINST PROCESSING

IMMIGRANTS THERE.

WE JUST WANT THE

UNCONTROLLED, UNCHECKED,

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION TO BE

CONTROLLED.

Reporter: LAST WEEK A

GROUP OF PROTESTORS IN

MURIETTA FORCED A BUS

CARRYING IMMIGRANTS TO TURN

AROUND.

IN LEAD CITY, TEXAS, THE

CITY COUNCIL RECEIVED

APPLAUSE AFTER IT PASSED A

RESOLUTION, FORBIDDING THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FROM

HOUSING IMMIGRANT CHILDREN

IN THE CITY.

THE FEAR IS THAT WE'LL

GET A THOUSAND KIDS HERE IN

LEAD CITY, AND WHERE ARE

THEY GOING TO BE HOUSED?

I THINK OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM

WILL BE REQUIRED TO EDUCATE

THEM, ENROLL THEM IN

SCHOOLS.

Reporter: IN OTHER

COMMUNITIES, LIKE THIS ONE

OUTSIDE A NAVAL BASE IN

CALIFORNIA, THE VIEWS ARE

MORE MIXED, ESPECIALLY AFTER

A TOUR OF A FACILITY

CURRENTLY HOUSING IMMIGRANT

CHILDREN.

WHEN I SAW THESE KIDS, I

SAW MYSELF.

WHEN I SAW THESE KIDS, I

KNEW THAT THEY'RE SCARED,

AND THAT THEY'RE ALONE.

AND AS A PARENT, SOMETIMES

HAVE YOU TO MAKE DIFFICULT

DECISIONS.

Reporter: CONGRESS NOW

HAS A DIFFICULT DECISION TO

MAKE: HOW MUCH TO SPEND TO

SECURE THE BORDER AND

PROCESS THE CHILDREN WHO

HAVE ALREADY CROSSED.

THE PRESIDENT IS ASKING FOR

$3.7 BILLION IN EMERGENCY

SPENDING.

ALREADY MORE THAN 50,000

CHILDREN HAVE CROSSED THE

BORDER THIS YEAR, AND AS

MANY AS 90,000 ARE EXPECTED

BY YEAR'S END.

THAT WHITE HOUSE SPENDING

REQUEST INCLUDES

$1.1 BILLION FOR BORDER

SECURITY AS WELL AS FUNDS

FOR IMMIGRATION JUDGES AND

FACILITIES TO CARE FOR

UNACCOMPANIED IMMIGRANT

CHILDREN.

Charlene: THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT SHELLED OUT

$100 BILLION IN PAYMENTS TO

PEOPLE WHO SHOULD NOT HAVE

RECEIVED THEM LAST YEAR.

AND CONGRESSIONAL

INVESTIGATORS SAY THAT

FIGURE COULD CLIMB.

MEDICARE PAYMENTS ACCOUNT

FOR HALF OF THE MISMANAGED

MONEY.

BUT THERE ARE ALSO TAX

CREDITS GIVEN TO FAMILIES

THAT DIDN'T QUALIFY,

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS GIVEN

TO PEOPLE WHO HAD JOBS, AND

MEDICAL PAYMENTS MADE FOR

UNNECESSARY TREATMENTS.

WHISTLE-BLOWERS IN THE

SCANDAL INVOLVING VETERANS

HOSPITALS SAY THEY SUFFERED

RETALIATION FROM THEIR

SUPERIORS.

A WATCHDOG AGENCY SAYS 67 OF

THOSE WHO FILED COMPLAINTS

WERE HARASSED BY

SUPERVISORS.

THEY WERE FILED AT 45

SEPARATE FACILITIES.

THE COMPLAINTS WERE REVEALED

TUESDAY NIGHT AT A HEARING

BEFORE THE HOUSE VETERANS

AFFAIRS' COMMITTEE.

A TOP V.A. OFFICIAL HAS

APOLOGIZED.

AND TWO EMPLOYEES WHO

REPORTED WRONG-DOINGS THAT

THEY WERE MISTREATED.

Charlene: DEMOCRATS IN

THE SYMPTO SENATE ARE

TRYING TO OVERRIDE THE

SUPREME COURT'S RULING FROM

THE BIRTH CONTROL MANDATE.

HARRY REID SAYS THE RULING

WAS OUTRAGEOUS.

THE SENATE AIMS AT UNDOING

THE RULING BY PASSING

LEGISLATION THAT WOULD FORCE

COMPANIES WITH RELIGIOUS

OBJECTIONS TO PROVIDE

CONTRACEPTION COVERAGE.

THE BILL WOULD STILL HAVE TO

PASS THE

REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED

HOUSE.

A FORMER KENTUCKY BANK

TELLER IS SUING HER EMPLOYER

FOR ALLEGEDLY FIRING HER FOR

SAYING, "HAVE A BLESSED

DAY."

SHE WORKED FOR A U.S. BANK

IN KENTUCKY FOR MORE THAN 20

YEARS.

FOR TWO YEARS SHE TOLD

COSTUMERS, "HAVE A BLESSED

DAY."

IN 2011, THE BANK TOLD HER

SHE CAN NO LONGER SAY THE

PHRASE AND SHE WAS LATER

FIRED.

SHE IS NOW SUING THE BANK

FOR FIRING HER BECAUSE OF

HER RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

U.S. BANK DISPUTES THAT

CLAIM, AND SAYS SOME

COSTUMERS HAD COMPLAINED

ABOUT HER GREETING, AND

AFTER REPEATED WARNINGS, SHE

CONTINUED TO SAY IT.

POLY NIECE AND HER

ATTORNEYS JOIN US BY SKYPE.

TELLING COSTUMERS TO HAVE A

BLESSED DAY WAS THE NORM FOR

YOU.

WHY WAS IT IMPORTANT TO SAY

IT?

I HEARD I IT IN 2009 AND

IT MADE MY DAY.

I THOUGHT, WHAT A WONDERFUL

THING TO SAY TO FOLKS, AS

THEY'RE ON THEIR WAY OUT, TO

WISH THEM THE BEST KIND OF

DAY YOU COULD HAVE.

Charlene: DID YOU EVER

HEAR ANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT

SAYING THE PHRASE?

NO, MA'AM.

AS A MATTER OF FACT IF I

DIDN'T TELL COSTUMERS TO

HAVE A BLESSED DAY, THEY

WOULD ASK ME, WHAT HAPPENED

TO "HAVE A BLESSED DAY?"

Charlene: AND THE BANK

SAYS YOU TALKED TO A

CUSTOMER ABOUT SALVATION.

TELL US ABOUT THAT

INCIDENT.

THERE WAS A SITUATION

WHERE A CUSTOMER HAD COME

INTO THE BANK, AND I ASKED

HIM TO SIGN THE CHECK.

AND HE TOOK THE LORD'S NAME

IN VAIN.

HE DID IT NOT ONCE, BUT HE

DID IT TWICE.

I ASKED HIM TO NOT DO THAT,

THAT THAT WAS THE WORST

THING THAT MY EARS COULD

HEAR.

THAT WENT STRAIGHT TO MY

HEART.

AND, YOU KNOW, WASN'T

OFFENDED.

AND HE TOLD ME TO HAVE A

BLESSED WEEKEND BEFORE HE

LEFT.

Charlene: POLY IS SUING

THE BANK BECAUSE IT

TERMINATED HER BECAUSE OF

HER RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

THE BANK DENIES THAT CLAIM.

WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON IT?

FIRST SHE WAS DISCIPLINED

FOR SAYING "HAVE A BLESSED

DAY."

THAT'S IN WRITING.

AND SHE QUIT SAYING IT

BECAUSE SHE WAS TOLD TO.

HOWEVER, SHE ALSO FILED AN

AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT

OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION

COMPLAINT ON THE GROUNDS SHE

WAS DISCRIMINATED AGAINST

BASED ON HER RELIGION.

FROM THAT POINT FORWARD,

DIFFERENT LITTLE THINGS

WOULD HAPPEN AND SHE WAS

GIVEN A ROUGH TIME BY A NEW

ASSISTANT MANAGER.

SHE MET WITH HER MANAGER

ABOUT THIS ROUGH TIME WITH

THE ASSISTANT MANAGER ON ONE

PARTICULAR DAY.

IN THAT CONVERSATION, POLLY

SAID, I MIGHT AS WELL GO

BACK TO TELLING PEOPLE TO

HAVE A BLESSED DAY.

SHE WAS FRUSTRATED AND

WANTED TO HAVE HER RIGHT TO

SAY HAVE A BLESSED DAY.

THAT'S WHAT HER COMPLAINT

WAS ALL ABOUT.

THE DAY AFTER SHE SAID THAT

TO HER MANAGER, SHE WAS

FIRED.

Charlene: DO EMPLOYEES

HAVE TO LEAVE THEIR

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AT THE

DOOR WHEN THEY GO TO WORK?

NO, THEY DON'T.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE LAW

IS VERY CLEAR THAT THE

EMPLOYER HAS TO MAKE A

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO

AN EMPLOYEE'S RELIGIOUS

BELIEFS.

FOR EXAMPLE, IN THIS CASE,

IF SOMEBODY REALLY WAS

OFFENDED BY HER SAYING "HAVE

A BLESSED DAY," ALL THEY

NEED TO DO IS GO TO HER AND

SAY, POLLY, DON'T SAY IT TO

THAT PERSON.

BUT THEY REFUSED TO TELL HER

WHO THE PERSON WAS WHO WAS

OFFENDED.

IN THE DEPOSITIONS WE HAVE

TAKEN, THEY HAVE BEEN UNABLE

TO DEPARTMENT F IDENTIFY A

SINGLE CUSTOMER WHO

COMPLAINED.

Charlene: WHAT DO YOU

THINK THIS WILL DO TO

EMPLOYEES CONCERNED ABOUT

THEIR RIGHT TO EXPRESS THEIR

FAITH AT WORK.

I THINK IT WILL EXPRESS

THAT THEY DO HAVE TO

ACCOMMODATE THE RELIGIOUS

BELIEFS.

THEY CAN'T ENGAGE IN BLANKET

CPROHIBITIONS.

AND THEY SAID SHE COULD

NEVER SAY GOD IN THE

WORKPLACE.

AND THEY SAID IF SHE WORE A

NECKLACE WITH A CROSS, SHE

WOULD HAVE TO HIDE THE

CROSS.

THAT THEY WOULD WANT A

GOD--FREE WORKPLACE, BUT

THEY'RE PASSING OUT MONEY

THAT SAYS, "IN GOD WE

TRUST."

Charlene: THANK YOU

POLLY NIECE AND JEFF, FOR

JOINING US.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

Ephraim: COMING UP,

ANOTHER CASE OF POLITICAL

CORRECTNESS RUN AMUCK.

THIS MAN ARRESTED FOR

QUOTING WINSTON CHURCHILL.

HEAR WHAT HE SAID THAT

CAUSED THE BRITS TO GET

THEIR KNICKERS IN A TWIST.

Ephraim: THE U.S. HOUSE

OF REPRESENTATIVES HAS

APPROVED A FIVE-YEAR RENEWAL

OF THE COMMISSION ON

INTERNATIONAL FREEDOM.

THE INDEPENDENT BIPARTISAN

COMMISSION REPORTS ON

VIOLATION OF RELIGIOUS

RIGHTS ABROAD.

IT RECOMMENDS ACTIONS THE

U.S. COULD TAKE AGAINST

COUNTRIES THAT PERSECUTE OR

FAIL TO PREVENT PERSECUTION

OF PEOPLE OF FAITH.

THE RENEWAL IS STILL PENDING

THE SENATE'S APPROVAL.

THE CONGRESSMAN SAYS THE

CASE OF MERIAM IBRAHIM IN

SUDAN PROVES THE NEED FOR

THIS COMMISSION.

SHE WAS SENTENCED TO DEATHS

FOR TREE FUSIN REFUSING TO

RECANT HER RELIGIOUS FAITH.

Charlene: HEAVILY ARMED

MUSLIM FIGHTERS ATTACKED A

CHURCH IN THE CENTRAL

AFRICAN REPUBLIC, KILLING AT

LEAST 15 PEOPLE AND LEAVING

10 OTHERS WOUNDED.

OFFICIALS SAY THE ATTACK

OCCURRED MONDAY WHEN THE

FIGHTERS ACCUSED CHURCH

OFFICIALS OF HELPING

CHRISTIAN MALITIAS OF

HELPING IN THE AREA.

LAST WEEK A GRENADE ATTACK

ON A MOSQUE LEFT 30 PEOPLE

WOUNDED.

CAN YOU IMAGINE BEING

ARRESTED BECAUSE YOU QUOTED

A STATEMENT ABOUT ISLAM FROM

A GREAT LEADER LIK CHURCH

WYNN.

WINSTON CHURCHILL.

SOME PEOPLE IN BRITAIN

BELIEVE THEY'RE LOSING THEIR

FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

Reporter: BRITISH

SPEECH MAKE AN ARREST.

THE CRIME: PUBLICLY READING

THE WORDS OF WINSTON

CHURCHILL ABOUT ISLAM.

IT MAY BE 2014, BUT IN

BRITAIN TODAY, IT MIGHT AS

WELL BE 1984.

BECAUSE BIG BROTHER HAS

DECIDED THAT CERTAIN THINGS

CAN NO LONGER BE SAID.

PAUL WESTIN WAS ARRESTED FOR

QUOTING FROM WINSTON

CHURCHILL'S BOOK "THE RIVER

WAR."

HOW DREADFUL IS THE CURSE

OF WHICH ISLAM LAYS ON ITS

PEOPLE.

BESIDES THE FANATICAL WORDS,

WHICH ARE AS DANGEROUS IN A

MAN AS HYDROPHOBIA IN A

DOG.

Reporter: WESTIN CHOSE

TO PUBLICLY QUOTE CHURCHILL

BECAUSE

HE KNEW IN TODAY'S

POLITICALLY DIRECT BRITAIN,

QUOTING ISLAM AS TO RABIES

IN A DOG WOULD LIKELY GET

HIM ARRESTED.

IT DID.

I WANTED TO MAKE THE

POINT IT REALLY HAS BECOME

SO BAD IN THIS COUNTRY THAT

YOU CANNOT QUOTE THE WORDS

OF

THE GREATEST LIVING

ENGLISH MAN, AND THEN WE

NEED

TO LOOK

SERIOUSLY ABOUT

WHAT WE CAN STILL SAY IN

THIS COUNTRY.

Reporter: PASTORS,

STREET EVANGELISTS AND

POLITICAL ACTIVISTS HAVE ALL

BEEN HAULED INTO POLICE

STATIONS AND EITHER BEEN

ARRESTED OR WARNED FOR

SPEAKING OUT AGAINST TOPICS

LIKE ISLAM, IMMIGRATION, OR

SIN.

THE SPEECH ISSUE IS

INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT.

WE DON'T HAVE YOUR FIRST

AMENDMENT.

AND SPEECH IS RAPIDLY

BECOMING A NO-GO AREA IF YOU

TALK ABOUT CERTAIN ISSUES.

WE'RE LIVING IN AN

ABSOLUTE MADHOUSE IN THIS

COUNTRY, WITH OUR FREE

SPEECH LAWS AT THE MOMENT.

Reporter: WHAT IS

INTERESTING, THERE SEEMS TO

BE SO LITTLE CONCERN ABOUT

THE LOSS OF FREEDOM OF

SPEECH HERE, WHICH MEANS

MOST OF SOCIETY HAS DECIDED

THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN

THINGS THAT A PERSON

SHOULDN'T BE ALLOWED TO

SAY.

BRITISH EVANGELICAL PASTOR

JAMES McCONNELL WAS

QUESTIONED BY BELFAST POLICE

AFTER THIS CONTROVERSIAL

SERMON ABOUT THE THREAT TO

BRITAIN FROM RADICAL ISLAM.

ISLAM IS HEATHAN.

ISLAM IS SATANIC.

ES LAISLAM IS A DOCTRINE

SPAWNED IN HELL.

Reporter: McCONNELL

SAYS HE WENT TO THE POLICE

STATION VOLUNTARILY AND HE

APOLOGIZED.

BUT SHOULD HE HAVE HAD TO?

HE IS EXPRESSING A VIEW

ABOUT A PARTICULAR

RELIGION.

YOU CAN'T HAVE FREEDOM OF

RELIGION WITHOUT FREEDOM TO

HAVE VIEWS, RELIGIOUS VIEWS,

ABOUT PARTICULAR RELIGIONS.

Reporter: BRITISH

PASTORS HAVE TO WATCH WHAT

THEY SAY, ALTHOUGH SIMON

CULVERT OF THE CHRISTIAN

INSTITUTE, A LEGAL DEFENSE

ORGANIZATION, ASSURED US

THAT BRITISH PASTORS ARE

STILL ABLE TO PREACH THE

WHOLE BIBLE AND NOT BE

ARRESTED, BUT HE ADDED...

THERE HAVE BEEN SOME

DISTINCT PROBLEMS IN RECENT

YEARS.

WE HAVE SEEN A NUMBER OF

CASES TYPICALLY INVOLVING

STREET PREACHERS, OF PEOPLE

BEING TOLD BY THE POLICE

EFFECTIVELY, YOU CAN'T SAY

THAT.

Reporter: AMERICAN

STREET EVANGELIST TONY, WAS

ARRESTED IN SCOTLAND EARLIER

THIS YEAR FOR ALLEGEDLY

USING OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE

WHILE PREACHING.

EVERY PERSON WHO ENGAGES

IN SEXUAL IMMORTALITY KNOWS

IT IS WRONG BECAUSE GOD HAS

GIVEN THEM A CONSCIENCE.

Reporter: POLICE

EVENTUALLY DROPPED THE

CHARGES.

POLICE ALSO DROPPED THE

CHARGES AGAINST PAUL WESTIN,

BUT ARRESTS AND WARNINGS

STILL HAVE WHAT LEGAL

EXPERTS CALL A CHILLING

EFFECT ON FREE SPEECH.

CULVERT SAYS THE SPEECH

SITUATION IN BRITAIN

IMPROVED GREATLY WITH THE

REFORM OF THE PUBLIC ORDER

ACT, IN WHICH INSULTING

SOMEONE COULD BE A CRIMINAL

OFFENSE.

WE HAD ON THE STATUTE

BOOK A LAW AGAINST INSULTS,

WHICH IS EVERY BIT AS CRAZY

AS IT SOUNDS.

AND THAT LAW AGAINST INSULTS

WAS BEING USED TO CLAMP DOWN

ON STREET PREACHERS

PREACHING THE GOSPEL.

Reporter: THE LAW

AGAINST INSULT WAS REMOVED,

BUT OTHER LAWS AGAINST

PEOPLE REMAIN.

ANN MARIE HEADS SHARI'A

WATCH U.K.

CENSORSHIP IS A BIG

PROBLEM IN BRITAIN.

PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO

SPEECH.

SO IN THAT RESPECT, FREEDOM

OF SPEECH HAS BEEN SERIOUSLY

COMPROMISED.

Reporter: THE EXPERTS

WE SPOKE TO DISAGREED

WHETHER BRITAIN STILL HAS

FREE SPEECH.

CULVERT SAYS YES.

IGLER SAYS NO.

WE'RE LOOKING TOWARDS A

PERIOD WHERE THE STATE WILL

TELL US WHAT OPINIONS ARE

ACCEPTABLE AND WHAT OPINIONS

ARE NOT.

Reporter: PAUL WESTIN

SAYS HE WILL CONTINUE TO

TEST BRITAIN'S SPEECH LAWS

TO SHOW THAT SPEECH IN

BRITAIN IS NO LONGER FREE.

YOU ARE NOT GOING TO SHUT

ME UP.

I'M GOING TO SAY IT.

IF YOU PUT ME IN PRISON,

FINE.

THIS IS HOW BAD IT IS NOW.

Reporter: DALE HURD,

CBN NEWS, LONDON.

Ephraim: UP NEXT,

OUTCAST, LOCKED OUT FROM

SOCIETY, HOW CBN OPENED

DOORS FOR THIS FAMILY AND

PUT LIFE-CHANGING TOOLS IN

THEIR HANDS.

Ephraim: IN MANY

CULTURES, GYPSIES ARE

CONSIDERED OUTCASTS, SO IT

IS HARD FOR THEM TO FIND

WORK OUTSIDE THEIR VIL

LAISMS.

> VILLAGES.

THAT'S WHY CBN IS HELPING

THEM START BUSINESSES OF

THEIR OWN.

Reporter: FOR

GENERATIONS, GYPSIES HAVE

LIVED IN A CYCLE OF

POVERTY.

CRISTINA'S LIFE HAS BEEN

FILLED WITH NEED AND

HUNGER.

EVERYTHING IS HARD HERE.

WHEN I GET OLDER AND HAVE

CHILDREN, I REALLY WANT MORE

FOR THEM.

I DON'T WANT THEM TO

EXPERIENCE WHAT I WENT

THROUGH.

Reporter: SO SHE WORKS

HARD IN SCHOOL, AND WANTS TO

GET A GOOD JOB ONE DAY.

I REALIZED IN THE SIXTH

GRADE WHAT I WANTED TO

BECOME, A HAIRDRESSER, WHEN

I GROW UP.

I ASKED MY PARENTS TO PAY

FOR MY HAIR DRESSING

COURSES, BUT THEY SAID WE

DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR

FOOD, LET ALONE EXTRA

CLASSES.

Reporter: CRISTINA GOES

TO A CHURCH SUPPORTED BY

CBN.ñ

SHE GAVE HER LIFE TO CHRIST

AND IS NOW IN ONE OF THE

WORSHIP GROUPS.

I KEEP ASKING GOD TO HELP

MAKE MY DREAMS COME TRUE.

Reporter: AT ONE OF OUR

SUMMER CAMPS IN UKRAINE,

CRISTINA MET A VOLUNTEER WHO

WAS TEACHING PEOPLE TO CUT

HAIR.

SHE REALIZED CRISTINA HAS A

NATURAL TALENT FOR THIS KIND

OF WORK.

THOUSANDS OF GYPSY FAMILIES

LIVE IN CAMPS LIKE THIS IN

WESTERN UKRAINE, CONSIDERED

SOCIAL OUTCASTS BY SOCIETY,

IT IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR

THEM TO FIND WORK OUTSIDE

THE CAMP.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE HELPING

CRISTINA TO LEARN JOB SKILLS

SHE CAN LEARN RIGHT HERE IN

HER OWN COMMUNITY.

WE KNEW SHE COULD SUCCEED ON

HER OWN, SO WE BOUGHT HER

ALL OF THE TOOLS SHE NEEDED

TO START HER OWN BUSINESS.

NOW SHE IS EARNING EXTRA

MONEY FOR HER FAMILY.

AND WE HELPED HER FAMILY

START FARMING POTATOES.

BECAUSE IF YOU WERE NO

LONGER HUNGRY, AND I DREAMED

OF BEING A HAIRDRESSER FOR A

LONG TIME, AND NOW IT IS A

REALITY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

HELPING US.

Charlene: THE SMILE ON

HER FACE SAYS IT ALL.

Ephraim: CBN AT WORK

AROUND THE WORLD.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE AT

CBN.COM.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

Charlene: FINALLY

TODAY, THE OLDEST PERSON IN

AMERICA SAYS TRUSTING IN THE

LORD IS A KEY REASON FOR

LIVING SO LONG.

GERTRUDE WEAVER OF

ARKANSAS TURNED 116 ON THE

FOURTH OF JULY.

AND SHE SPENT HER BIRTHDAY

AT HOME AT SILVER OAKS

HEALTH AND REHABILITATION IN

CAMDON, IN LITTLE ROCK.

SHE GIVES THREE REASONS,:

TRUSTING IN THE LORD, HARD

WORK, AND LOVING EVERYBODY.

AND SHE SAYS YOU HAVE TO

FOLLOW GOD.

DON'T FOLLOW ANYONE ELSE.

GREAT ADVICE.

Charlene: AMAZING,

116.

Ephraim: GOD BLESS

HER.

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