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CBN NewsWatch: July 11, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, July 11: What's taking so long? Sudan mom stuck at embassy; No ceasefire yet: Israeli Gaza op a message for Iran?; House Republicans move ahead with Obama lawsuit; and more. Read Transcript


THANKS SO MUCH FOR

JOINING US.

FOR CBN NEWS

TODAY, I'M

EPHRAIM GRAHAM.

Charlene: AND I'M

CHARLENE AARON.

THE CASE OF A CHRISTIAN

MOTHER SENTENCED TO DEATH

FOR APOSTASY CONTINUES TO

GET ATTENTION.

DAYS AFTER MERIAM IBRAHIM

WERE RELEASED FROM A

SUDANESE PRISON, SHE AND HER

FAMILY ARE STILL STUCK IN

THE COUNTRY, TRYING

DESPERATELY TO COME TO THE

UNITED STATES.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS MORE.

George: 11 DAYS AFTER

BEE FREED FROM PRISON, WHY

IS MERIAM IBRAHIM, HER

HUSBAND AND TWO CHILDREN

STILL STUCK IN A CORNER OF

THE U.S. EMBASSY IN

KHARTOUM, SUDAN.

TINA RAMIREZ IS WITH "HARD

WIRED."

I THINK IT IS A GOOD

QUESTION THAT EVERYBODY IS

ASKING.

THE CHARGES WERE DISMISSED.

SHE WAS AT THE AIRPORT.

SHE SHOULD HAVE JUST BEEN

ABLE TO GO.

George: ON JUNE 30th,

THE CHRISTIAN MOTHER

RELEASED AFTER SPENDING

EIGHT MONTHS IN A WOMEN'S

PRISON IN KHARTOUM, AND SHE

WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH AND

100 LASHES FOR MARRYING A

CHRISTIAN MAN.

THE COURT WANTED HER TO

CONVERT TO ISLAM.

A DAY AFTER HER RELEASE, SHE

AND HER FAMILY TRIED TO

LEAVE FOR THE UNITED STATES

BUT WERE ARRESTED AT THE

AIRPORT, ACCUSED OF USING

FALSE PAPERS TO MAKE THE

TRIP.

AND SO SHE WAS TRAVELLING

OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY ON THOSE

DOCUMENTS, AND THE SUDANESE

GOVERNMENT DIDN'T RECOGNIZE

THEM.

SO THEY CHARGED HER WITH

FALSIFYING DOCUMENTS.

George: THE U.S. STATE

DEPARTMENT SAYS IT IS

WORKING TO GET HER AND HER

FAMILY OUT OF THE COUNTRY.

WE ARE DEALING DIRECTLY

WITH SUDANESE OFFICIALS TO

SECURE THEIR SWIFT DEPARTURE

FROM SUDAN.

BUT IN AN EARLIER

INTERVIEW, SHE SAYS THE

STATE DEPARTMENT SHOULD HAVE

DONE MORE SOONER.

DANIEL HAS BEEN

PETITIONING FOR HIS WIFE TO

COME HERE FOR THE PAST THREE

YEARS.

A TYPICAL VISA FOR A SPOUSE

WOULD TAKE ABOUT SIX TO NINE

MONTHS.

FOR THIS TO HAVE GONE ON FOR

THREE YEARS, WHERE HER

FAMILY COULD BRING A CASE TO

PUT HER IN PRISON, SHOWS AN

EXTREME AMOUNT OF NEGLIGENCE

ON THE PART OF THE AMERICAN

EMBASSY IN KHARTOUM.

George: DURING HER

IMPRISONMENT, THE

27-YEAR-OLD MOTHER GAVE

BIRTH TO HER DAUGHTER WHILE

HER LEGS WERE SHACKLED.

THE DOCTORS WERE ADVISING

THEM TO LET HER GO, BUT THEY

WOULDN'T ALLOW HER TO, SO

SHE WAS CHAINED, BOTH LEGS.

George: THIS ISN'T JUST

ABOUT RE RESCUING IBRAHIM,

IT IS ABOUT DRAWING

ATTENTION TO THE HARSH

APOSTASY LAW.

THERE ARE OTHER

CHRISTIANS THAT

ARE BEING

SENTENCED UNDER APOSTASY,

AND WE WANT TO CHANGE THAT

LAW.

George: GEORGE THOMAS,

CBN NEWS.

HOMELAND SECURITY

SECRETARY JAY JOHNSON SAYS

THE AGENCY RESPONSIBLE FOR

REMOVING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

COULD RUN OUT OF MONEY BY

MID-AUGUST.

HE IS PUSHING OBAMA TO

APPROVE THE REQUEST FOR

NEARLY $4 BILLION TO HELP

DEAL WITH THE FLOOD OF

UNACCOMPANIED MINORS

CROSSING THE BORDER

ILLEGALLY.

HALF OF THE MONEY WOULD BE

USED TO CARE FOR THE

REMAINING MINORS.

THE REST WOULD GO TO BEEFING

UP SECURITY.

I HAVE NO CONFIDENCE THAT

POURING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS

INTO OUR CURRENT IMMIGRATION

SYSTEM WILL SOLVE THE

CRISIS.

I THINK WE HAVE TO GET

SERIOUS ABOUT ENFORCING OUR

CURRENT LAWS AND PROTECTING

OUR BORDER, IF WE'RE EVER TO

GET DIFFERENT RESULTS.

Efrem: REPUBLICANS ARE

DEMANDING A QUICKER

DEPORTATION PROCESS FOR

THOSE CHILDREN.

Charlene: A FEDERAL

JUDGE IS DEMANDING THE

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

DETAIL HOW LOIS LERNER'S

E-MAILS WENT MISSING.

EMMETT G.SULLIVAN WANTS AN

EXPLANATION IN WRITING.

HE ISSUED THE ORDER AS PART

OF THE LAWSUIT FILED BY

"JUDICIAL WATCH."

LERNER IS A KEY PART OF THE

INVESTIGATION INTO THE TAX

AGENCIES TARGETING OF TEA

PARTY AND OTHER CONSERVATIVE

GROUPS.

THE I.R.S. HAS UNTIL

AUGUST 10th TO DETAIL HOW

THE E-MAILS WENT MISSING AND

METHODS FOR RECOVERING

THEM.

THE U.S. HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES IS MOVING

AHEAD WITH ITS PLANS TO SUE

THE PRESIDENT OVER THE

IMPLEMENTATION OF

OBAMACARE.

SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER

ANNOUNCED THE LAWSUIT WEEKS

AGO, AND HOUSE REPUBLICANS

TOOK THE INITIAL STEP ON THE

ISSUE THURSDAY.

HIS OFFICE RELEASED A DRAFT

OF THE RESOLUTION THAT WOULD

AUTHORIZE THE HOUSE TO FILE

THE SUIT.

IT SEEKS LEGAL ACTION TO

CHALLENGE THE WHITE HOUSE'S

DECISION TO DELAY THE HEALTH

CARE LAW'S EMPLOYER MANDATE

UNTIL 2016.

REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS HAVE

LONG EXPLAINED THAT OBAMA

OVERSTEPPED HIS AUTHORITY BY

DELAYING PORTIONS OF

OBAMACARE.

Efrem: PRESIDENT OBAMA

CALLED BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

AND OFFERED TO BROKER A

CEASE-FIRE, BUT SO FAR

ISRAEL SHOWS NO SIGNS OF

ENDING ITS OPERATION

"PROTECTIVE EDGE."

AS CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS

FROM TEL AVIV, ISRAEL'S

CAMPAIGN IS NOT ONLY AIMED

AT STOPPING HAMAS ROCKETS,

BUT MAY BE SENDING A MESSAGE

TO ANOTHER MIDEAST COUNTRY.

Reporter: ISRAEL

ENTERED THE FOURTH DAY OF ,

"PROTECTIVE EDGE" BY

STRIKING MORE TARGETS.

THE OPERATION TO RID HAMAS

OF ITS ABILITY TO FIRE

ROCKETS MAY SAKE A LONG

TIME, SAYS BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU.

BUT SOME BELIEVE THE

MILITARY CAMPAIGN ALSO SENDS

A SIGNAL TO IRAN.

WHILE WESTERN LEADERS MIGHT

BE WILLING TO TOLERATE A

NUCLEAR IRAN, ISRAEL KNOWS

IRAN WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS

POSSESS A THREAT TO THE

JEWISH STATE.

THE IDEA OF MASSIVE AIR

COMPAIGNS MAY BE SHOWING

IRAN IT IS CAPABLE OF

MOUNTING THE KIND OF

LARGE-SCALE AIR CAMPAIGN

NECESSARY TO DESTROY IRAN'S

NUCLEAR INFRASTRUCTURE.

BUT FOR NOW, ISRAELIS HAVE

BEEN RUNNING TO BOMB

SHELTERS THROUGHOUT ISRAEL,

INCLUDING JERUSALEM.

LUCKILY, THE IRON DOME

INTERCEPTED THE ROCKETS EN

ROUTE, AND TOOK OUT THE

THREAT.

Reporter: THIS IRON

DOME ANTI-MISSILE BATTERY

OUTSIDE OF ASHKELON, AND

OTHERS THROUGHOUT THE

COUNTRY, ARE ISRAEL'S FIRST

LINE OF DEFENSE.

WITHOUT THE SUCCESS OF THIS

JOINT U.S.-ISRAEL PROJECT,

IT IS LIKELY DOZENS OF

ROCKETS WOULD HAVE BEEN

FALLING ON ISRAEL CITIES AND

TOWNS.

IT MAKES ISRAELIS FEEL

SAFE.

IT REALLY CHANGED THE

FEELING OF THE PEOPLE.

Reporter: BUT INSIDE

GAZA, HAMAS SEEMS TO BE

PUTTING THEIR OWN CITIZENS

INTO HARM'S WAY.

THEY INSTRUCTED THEIR PEOPLE

TO IGNORE I.D. F. PHONE

CALLS, THE PHONE CALLS ARE

ISRAEL'S WAY TO PROTECT THE

PEOPLE OF GAZA, SO THEY CAN

GET OUT OF HARM'S WAY BEFORE

A BUILDING IS ABOUT TO BE

TARGETED.

ISRAEL CALLS IT THE KNOCK ON

THE DOOR.

RON PROSOR, ISRAELI

AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N.,

EXPLAINED THE DIFFERENCE

BETWEEN ISRAEL TACTICS AND

HAMAS AS TACTICS.

ISRAEL USES IT TO AVOID

HARMING CIVILIANS.

BUT HAMAS IS EXPLOITING

CONCERN FOR HUMAN LIFE BY

HIDING IN PALESTINIAN HOMES,

SCHOOLS, AND MOSQUES, AND

USING A PALESTINIAN HOSPITAL

AS THE HEADQUARTERS.

Reporter: HAMAS ALSO

CALLS ON PALESTINIANS TO

GATHER ON TOP OF BUILDINGS

ABOUT TO BE TARGETED, SO

ISRAEL WON'T HIT THAT

TARGET.

THIS I.D. F. VIDEO SHOWS

THEY DIDN'T HIT THE BUILDING

BECAUSE OF THE PEOPLE.

SO FAR HAMAS HAS FIRED

NEARLY 600 ROCKETS INTO

ISRAEL, AND NOW MILLIONS

MORE ISRAELIS ARE IN RANGE

THAN EVER BEFORE.

ONE WAY ISRAELIS HAVE BEGUN

DEALING WITH THIS SITUATION

IS BY INSTALLING A FREE APP

ON THEIR SMARTPHONES CALLED

"RED ALERT."

IT TELLS IN REALTIME WHERE A

ROCKET IS HEADING SO THEY

CAN GET OUT OF HARM'S WAY.

AND CHRISTIANS AROUND THE

WORLD HAVE BEGUN USING IT,

SO WHEN THEY HEAR SOUNDS

LIKE THIS...

[SIRENS]

...OR LIKE THIS, THEY CAN

PRAY FOR PROTECTION FOR

THOSE IN HARM'S WAY, AND

PRAY FOR THE OVERALL

SITUATION.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

TEL AVIV.

Charlene: MOMS HOT TO

STOP GLOBAL WARMING BROUGHT

THEIR KIDS TO CAPITOL HILL

THIS WEEK.

THEY'RE ASKING LAWMAKERS TO

PASS WHATEVER MEASURES ARE

NEEDED TO FIGHT CLIMATE

CHANGE.

BUT AS PAUL STRAND REPORTS,

NOT EVERYONE AGREES WITH

THEM THAT DRASTIC ACTION

WILL HELP OR IT IS EVEN FOR

THE BEST.

Reporter: THESE MOMS

AND THEIR KIDS HELD A

PLAY-IN ON CAPITOL HILL TO

PROTEST GOVERNMENT INACTION

AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE.

MOST KIDS WON'T SIT STILL

FOR A SIT-IN.

THEIR MOTHERS WORRY ABOUT A

FUTURE WORLD WHERE GLOBAL

WARMING FLOODS THE COAST AND

KILLS CROPS WITH MASSIVE

DROUGHTS.

I WORRY IT WILL BE NOT BE

SUSTAINABLE FOR HUMAN LIFE.

I LIVE ON THE EASTERN

SEABOARD.

MY KIDS HAVE SEEN MORE

SEVERE STORMS IN THEIR SHORT

LIFE TIMES THAN I EVER SAW

GROWING UP.

Reporter: MOMS AND

THEIR SUPPORTERS SAY THEY

BELIEVE CLIMATE CHANGE IS

HURTING THE COUNTRY RIGHT

NOW.

WE LIVE IN CALIFORNIA,

AND IT IS A DEVASTATING

DROUGHT.

THE EXTREME WEATHER

EVENTS ARE HURTING OUR

FAMILIES.

AND MY 2-YEAR-OLD SUFFERS

FROM ASTHMA.

AND I KNOW SHE IS GOING TO

BE AFFECTED BY LONGER

ALLERGY SEASONS.

Reporter: BUT WILLIAM

YATEMAN ARGUES NOT EVERYONE

AGREES CLIMATE CHANGE WILL

LEAD TO THESE HORRIFIC

RESULTS.

A LOT OF WHAT YOU'LL HEAR

ARE ALONG THE ALARMIST

LINES.

BUT IS THERE A CONSENSUS AS

TO WHETHER OR NOT GLOBAL

WARMING IS THE END-ALL

THREAT FACING MANKIND?

THERE IS NO SUCH CONSENSUS.

Reporter: BUT LINDA IS

A QUAKER, WHO BELIEVES IT IS

A GODLY DUTY TO FIGHT

CLIMATE CHANGE.

I BELIEVE GOD GAVE US

THIS PLANET, AND IT IS OUR

RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT

WHAT GOD CREATED.

Reporter:

BARBARA BOXER

CAME AS A SENATOR AND ALSO A

MOTHER AND MOM.

IF WE IGNORE POLLUTION

FROM CARBON, WE ARE WALKING

RIGHT INTO A DEATH TRAP.

Reporter: AND IF THE

WHOLE WORLD DOES ALL OF THE

U.N. WANTS, THE RESULTS ARE

STILL UNCERTAIN, AND THE

COSTS WILL BE AN

ECONOMY-CRIPPLING

$45 TRILLION.

WHICH IS A LOT OF MONEY

AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

AND, INDEED, WOULD CAUSE A

LOT OF HUMAN MISERY WERE

SUCH POLICIES TO THAT END BE

IMPLEMENTED.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HUGE

COSTS FOR ABSOLUTELY ZERO

BENEFITS.

Reporter: THE DEBATE

OVER CLIMATE CHANGE GOES ON,

BUT THESE MOMS SAY THEIR

MOMS ARE MADE UP.

CLIMATE CHANGE IS A REALITY

AND IT WILL BECOME MUCH

WORSE IN THE FUTURE AND THEY

SAY THE COUNTRY HAS TO DO

SOMETHING ABOUT IT NOW.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

REPORTING FROM CAPITOL

HILL.

Efrem: COMING UP, WE'LL

TAKE YOU TO THE BOMB SHELTER

CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, A

PLACE HERE IN ISRAEL THAT

HAS BEEN NICKNAMED ROCKET

TOWN.

.

Efrem: FOR THE PAST TWO

WEEKS, HUNDREDS OF ROCKETS

HAVE BEEN LAUNCHED FROM GAZA

INTO SOUTHERN ISRAEL.

IT IS THE LATEST EXPLAITION

ESCALATION IN ATTACKS THAT

HAVE BEEN GOING ON SINCE

2001.

Charlene: AND TWO YEARS

AGO, SCOTT ROSS VISIT SAED

THE TOWN THE STEROT, AND HE

GOT A LOOK AT WHAT DAILY

LIFE IS LIKE UNDER THE

CONSTANT THREAT OF ROCKET

ATTACK.

Reporter: THEY CALL IT

ROCKET TOWN, THE BOMB

SHELTER CAPITAL OF THE

WORLD.

FOR MORE THAN A DECADE,

ISRAELIS IN STEROT AND

SOUTHERN ISRAEL HAVE LIVED

UNDER ALMOST DAILY ROCKET

ATTACKS FROM THE GA GAZA

STRIP.

IS THIS REPRESENTATIVE OF

WHAT YOU'RE DEALING WITH ALL

OF THE TIME?

THE TRUTH IS A VERY SMALL

FRACTION OF THE ROCKETS

EXPLODED HERE AND IN THE

REGION.

WE HAVE OVER 44 PEOPLE

KILLED OVER ROCKET FIRE,

OVER 1200 HAVE BEEN

SERIOUSLY INJURED.

AT THE SAME TIME, HAVE YOU

YOU HAVE AN ENTIRE

GENERATION OF THIS REALITY,

OF SIRENS GOING OFF.

Reporter: DAVID WAS

BORN AND RAISED IN STEROT,

AND HAS BEEN THE CITY'S

MAYOR FOR 14 YEARS.

YOU LOVE THIS TOWN, YOU LOVE

THE PEOPLE.

OF COURSE.

SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT LOVE

THIS TOWN CANNOT LIVE HERE.

Reporter: DAY BY DAY

YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS

LIFESTYLE, WHERE ROCKETS ARE

BEING SHOWERED, LITERALLY,

UPON YOU.

HOW DOES ONE ADJUST TO THAT,

IF YOU EVER DO, REALLY?

IN 2001, IT WAS THE FIRST

MISSILE THAT LAUNCHED

THROUGH THIS CITY.

SINCE THEN, WE HAD MORE THAN

8,000 MISSILES.

Reporter: 8,000?

8,000 MISSILES THAT LAND

ONLY IN STEROT.

IT IS A LITTLE TOWN, 5.5

SQUARE KILOMETRES.

25,000 PEOPLE LIVE HERE.

YOU CAN IMAGINE THAT 8,000

HIT ALMOST EVERY APARTMENT

AND EVERY HOUSE IN THIS

CITY.

Reporter: BASKILLA SAYS

MANY ISRAELIS HERE SUFFER

FROM POST-DRAMATIC STRESS

DISORDER.

THE MAYOR TOOK ME TO A HILL

ON THE EDGE OF TOWN, WHERE

WE COULD SEE JUST HOW CLOSE

THE GAZA STRIP IS.

THIS IS THE BORDER.

840 METERS.

IT IS SOMETHING LIKE HALF A

MILE.

Reporter: THEY COULD

FIRE ROCKETS AT THESE TOWERS

AND NOT BEND DOWN --

YEAH.

THEY LAUNCH THE ROCKETS

THROUGH THE ELECTRIC POWER

STATION.

Reporter: YOU SUPPLY

GAZA --

WE GIVE THEM ELECTRIC,

AND THEY LAUNCH ROCKETS TO

BREAK THE ELECTRIC POWER

STATION, AND THEN THEY

COMPLAIN THEY DON'T HAVE

ELECTRICITY.

Reporter: EVERYONE WHO

DRIVES IN STEROT TURNS OFF

THE RADIO AND ROLLS THE

WINDOWS DOWN, READY TO HEAR

THE COLOR RED SIREN, TO MAKE

A MAD DASH FOR SAFETY.

AND HERE I AM ON A

PLAYGROUND, WHERE KIDS COME

AND PLAY.

HERE IS A CATEPILLAR, AND

ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD,

THIS WOULD BE A NORMAL

CATEPILLAR.

HOWEVER, THIS IS A BIT

DIFFERENT.

THIS IS, IN FACT, A BOMB

SHELTER.

SO WHEN KIDS COME OUT HERE

TO PLAY, A SIREN GOES OFF,

AND THEY HAVE 15 SECONDS TO

GET INSIDE HERE, TO BE

PROTECTED FROM FALLING

BOMBS.

HOW DOES THIS ENVIRONMENT

AFFECT CHILDREN AS THEY'RE

GROWING UP?

ONLY YESTERDAY I WAS

TALKING TO ONE OF MY

FRIENDS, THAT HER BOY THAT'S

IN OUR KINDERGARTEN, TOO --

WE HAD TWO ALARMS YESTERDAY

OR THE DAY BEFORE -- I DON'T

REMEMBER -- AND HE WAS SO

PANICKED, SHE HAD TO GET OUT

OF WORK AND COME AND GET

HIM.

HE IS ONLY TWO YEARS OLD.

Reporter: WE HAVE TO BE

AWARE WHERE A BOMB SHELTER

IS, RIGHT?

YES.

Reporter: TELL ME WHERE

TO RUN?

OKAY.

Reporter: NOTHING MOVED

ME MORE THAN MEETING GURUT.

IN JANUARY OF 2008, SHE WAS

SITTING IN HER HOME WITH HER

4-YEAR-OLD SON, NIR, AND A

NEIGHBOR CHILD ON HER LAP.

A ROCKET CRASHED THROUGH THE

ROOM WHERE THEY WERE

SITTING.

THE BOMB COME THROUGH THE

WALL INTO THE ROOM.

ALL THE ROOF WAS CRUSHED ON

US, FROM THE -- HOW YOU

SAY --

Reporter: THE

EXPLOSION.

-- YEAH, THE EXPLOSION.

THE GIRL WAS FLYING TO THE

CORNER.

THERE WAS FOUR SHRAPNELS IN

MY HEAD.

Reporter: YES.

THEY OPERATED AND THEY

TOOK OUT THREE OF THEM.

BUT ONE OF THEM, IT GET DEEP

INTO THE BRAIN SO THEY DON'T

WANT TO TOUCH IT.

Reporter: GURUT WAS IN

REHAB FOR A YEAR AND A

HALF.

BUT THAT WASN'T THE END OF

HER TROUBLE.

NEARLY FIVE YEARS LATER, HER

SON IS STILL AFRAID TO SLEEP

IN HIS ROOM.

THE FAMILY HAS TO RUN TO THE

BOMB SHELTER SOMETIMES THREE

TIMES A NIGHT.

SO WHY DOES SHE STAY?

IT'S MY COUNTRY.

IT'S MY CITY.

I WAS BORN HERE.

I LOVE IT.

IF YOU WANT TO MOVE, YOU

NEED TO SELL THE HOUSE.

NO ONE WANTS TO BUY A HOUSE

IN STEROT.

NO ONE WANTS TO COME FROM

OUTSIDE TO LIVE UNDER

BOMBING, YOU KNOW.

Reporter: UH-HUH.

I HAVE TO TELL YOU, WE

LOVE THIS CITY.

Reporter: HOW DOES IT

AFFECT YOU NOW, WHEN YOU

HEAR THE ROCKETS LANDING?

BECAUSE THEY'RE STILL

SHOOTING THEM HERE.

EVERY TIME I HEARD THE

SIREN, IT IS TAKES ME BACK

TO THEN.

WHEN I GO DOWN TO THE

SHELTER, I'M SITTING AND I

STOP CRYING.

EVERY TIME, AGAIN AND

AGAIN.

Reporter: DO YOU

BELIEVE THAT GOD PROTECTED

YOU?

YEAH.

YEAH.

Reporter: YOU DO

BELIEVE THAT?

I BELIEVE THAT, YEAH.

Reporter: YOU'RE NOT

ANGRY WITH GOD BECAUSE HE

ALLOWED IT TO HAPPEN?

NO.

NO.

I THINK NOW, AND I THOUGHT

BACK THEN, THAT IT WAS A

MIRACLE.

Reporter: OH, YES.

AND HE PROTECTS ME AND HE

LEAVES ME HERE LIVING FOR MY

BOYS.

AND I THANK HIM EVERY

MORNING.

I NEVER WAS THAT BELIEVER,

BUT SINCE THAT DAY, I

BELIEVE MORE IN GOD.

Reporter: SCOTT ROSS,

CBN NEWS, STEROT, ISRAEL.

Efrem: UP NEXT, FROM

THE LATEST PLANET OF THE

APES TO A MOVIE ABOUT

LEGENDARY CHRISTIAN SINGER

CHRIS MULLENS.

WE'VE GOT YOUR MOVIE REVIEWS

JUST AHEAD.

Efrem: THE WEEKEND IS

HERE, AND THAT MEANS IT IS

TIME FOR OUR FAMILY-FRIENDLY

MOVIE REVIEWS, AND JOINING

US NOW WITH MORE IS BOB.

DIRECTOR OF "FOCUS ON THE

FAMILY" AND PLUGGED IN

ONLINE.

SLIM PICKINGS AT THE BOX

OFFICE, BUT THE BIG

BLOCKBUSTER IS "DAWN OF THE

PLANET OF THE APES."

HOW DOES IT RATE FOR

FAMILIES?

IT IS RATED PG-13, AND

ESSENTIALLY IT HAS BEEN 10

YEARS SINCE A VIRUS

DECIMATED HUMANITY.

NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE

EXACTLY HOW MANY HUMANS ARE

INVOLVED.

THIS FOCUSES ON SAN

FRANCISCO.

MEANWHILE, THE APES ARE

DOING VERY WELL.

THESE ARE ENLIGHTENED APES,

AND A TRIGGER-HAPPY HUMAN

ENDS UP SHOOTING ONE OF THE

APES, WHICH TRIGGERS A WAR

BETWEEN MANKIND AND THE

APES.

ESSENTIALLY YOU HAVE

VILLAINS AND HEROS, BOTH ON

THE HUMAN AND THE SIMEON

SIDE.

YOU HAVE HEROICS, AND YOU

ALSO HAVE SOME VIOLENCE THAT

CAN BE A LITTLE BIT EDGY.

IT GETS A THREE OUT OF FIVE

FOR FAMILY-FRIENDLINESS,

WHICH IS RIGHT ON THE

BUBBLE.

Efrem: THIS WEEK DID

BRING A D.V.D.

TELL US ABOUT RAG MUFFIN.

RAG MUFFIN IS WHAT I CALL

THE LIFE AND COMPLICATED

TIMES OF SINGER

SINGER/SONGWRITER RICH

MULLENS.

WE FIND OUT HE HAS QUITE A

FEW DADDY ISSUES.

HE IS JUST NOT MEASURING UP

TO WHAT HIS FATHER EXPECTED

ON THE FAMILY FARM.

RICH, FOR INSTANCE, PUTS

GASOLINE IN A DIESEL

TRACTOR, AND HIS DAD, OF

COURSE, COMES UNGLUED.

WHEN HIS DAD IS INTRODUCING

HIS FAMILY, HE HAS THREE

BOYS AND TWO GIRLS, BUT HE

OFTEN SAYS HE HAS TWO GIRLS,

TWO BOYS, AND A PIANO

PLAYER.

OUCH!

SO IT IS NO WONDER AS RICH

GOES OFF TO COLLEGE, BEGINS

SINGING CHRISTIAN MUSIC AND

WRITING CHRISTIAN SONGS,

THAT HE HAS SOME STRUGGLES.

HE SMOKES, HE SWEARS, BUT

YOU CAN TELL HE REALLY LOVES

THE LORD.

HE IS JUST FIGHTING, TRYING

TO LIVE UP TO WHAT HE KNOWS

HE SHOULD BE DOING.

ONE MINUTE HE'S HELPING

NATIVE AMERICANS ON A

RESERVATION, AND THE NEXT

MOMENT HE IS BREAKING A

PHONE BOOTH GLASS BECAUSE HE

JUST FLIES OFF THE HANDLE.

OR HE IS HUNG OVER AND HE

TELLS A MENTOR -- A MENTOR

ASKS, HOW HUNG OVER ARE YOU

ON A SCALE TO ONE TO 10, AND

RICH GOES, AN 11.

SO IT IS THAT ISSUE.

I GAVE IT A 3.5 OUT OF 5 FOR

FAMILY-FRIENDLINESS.

SOME ARE GOING SEE THIS FILM

AND SAY, I CAN IDENTIFY WITH

SOME OF THAT.

I'M WALKING THE FENCE ON

BOTH SIDES, AND I NEED TO

CLEAN IT UP.

I DON'T LIKE IT IN RICH'S

LIFE AND I DON'T WANT IT IN

MY LIFE.

BUT FOR SOME IT MIGHT GO THE

OTHER WAY AND THEY MAY FIND

A SENSE OF COMFORT.

DEPENDING ON ONE'S FAITH

JOURNEY WHETHER OR NOT THEY

SHOULD SEE THIS FILM.

Efrem: ALL RIGHT.

WITH THAT, WE'RE PLUGGED IN,

BOB.

SEE YOU NEXT TIME.

YOU BET.

Charlene: WELL, THIS

SUNDAY SOCCER FANS AROUND

THE WORLD WILL BE GLUED TO

THEIR TVs.

GERMANY AND ARGENTINA ARE

BATTLING IN THE FINALS OF

THE WORLD CUP.

Efrem: THROUGHOUT THIS

TOURNAMENT, CHRISTIANS HAVE

USED THE EVENT AS AN

OPPORTUNITY TO SPREAD A

MESSAGE OF GOD'S LOVE,

INCLUDING ONE U.S. WOMAN'S

SOCCER TEAM THAT CAME TO THE

TOWN OF NEPAL TO PUT ON A

SHOW OF THEIR OWN.

Reporter: THE LADY

BISON TEAM FROM OKLAHOMA

BAPTIST UNIVERSITY ARRIVE IN

NEPAL FOR A SERIES OF

FRIENDLY MATCHES WITH LOCAL

BRAZILIAN TEAMS AND HELD

TRAINING CAMPS FOR YOUNGER

PLAYERS.

THEY CAME WITH A UNIQUE TOOL

FOR SHARING GOD'S LOVE:

THESE BRIGHTLY COLORED

SOCCER BALLS.

IT HAS ALL OF THE

DIFFERENT COLORS.

WE EXPLAIN HE IS THE SON

OF GOD, AND HE IS OUR

SAVIOR.

Reporter: DURING THEIR

BRIEF STAY IN NORTHERN

BRAZIL, THE TEAM REPORTED

THAT 18 PEOPLE ACCEPTED

CHRIST, AND 22 OTHERS SHOWED

AN INTEREST IN HOSTING HOME

BIBLE STUDIES.

THOUSANDS OF BAPTIST

CHURCHES PARTICIPATED IN

OUTREACH EVENTS DURING THE

CUP, AND THEY EVEN USED A

SMALL DRONE, WIRELESS HOT

SPOTS, AND PREMIK FREE MIKE

CHIPMICROCHIPS WITH THOSE

SHARING THE GAMES.

Charlene: I'M NOT A

GAMBLING PERSON, BUT MY

MONEY IS ON GERMANY.

Efrem: I'LL TAKE

ARGENTINA.

Charlene: THAT'S IT FOR

CBN NEWS TODAY.

Efrem: BE SURE TO TELL

US WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE

STORIES YOU'VE SEEN HERE

TODAY.

YOU CAN DO IT

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