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Christian World News: July 18, 2014

This week on Christian World News: A flood of undocumented child immigrants flood across the U.S. border. One Texas church and its Pastor share the Good News. Plus arrested in England for quoting a British hero. A rising tide of speech ... Read Transcript


Wendy: THIS WEEK ON

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS, A

FLOOD OF UNDOCUMENTED CHILD

IMMIGRANTS FLOOD ACROSS THE

U.S. BORDER.

ONE TEXAS CHURCH AND ITS

PASTOR SHARES THE GOOD

NEWS.

PLUS...ARRESTED IN ENGLAND

FOR QUOTING A BRITISH HERO.

A RISING TIDE OF SPEECH

INTOLERANCE IN THE U.K.

AND, PERSECUTED, COULD IT

HAPPEN IN AMERICA?

MY STORY ON THE NEW

POLITICAL THRILLER OPENING

IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND.

AMERICA DEALS WITH A GROWING

IMMIGRATION CRISIS AS

THOUSAND OF UNACCOMPANIED

CHILDREN POUR OVER THE U.S.

BORDER.

HELLO, I'M WENDY GRIFFITH.

GEORGE THOMAS IS ON

ASSIGNMENT.

A NEW GALLOP POLL SHOWS

AMERICANS BELIEVE THE

IMMIGRATION CRISIS IS NOW

AMERICA'S TOP PROBLEM.

17% SAY THE BORDER CRISIS IS

A BIGGER CONCERN THAN EVEN

THE ECONOMY AND HEALTH

CARE.

THAT'S BECAUSE THOUSANDS OF

ILLEGALS, MOSTLY CENTRAL

AMERICAN KIDS, HAVE MADE A

DIFFICULT AND EXPENSIVE

JOURNEY THROUGH MEXICO TO

THE UNITED STATES.

U.S. BORDER AGENTS ARE BEING

STRETCHED TO THE MAX AS THEY

ATTEMPT TO COPE WITH THE

CRISIS.

AND PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS

ASKED THE U.S. CONGRESS TO

APPROPRIATE NEARLY

$4 BILLION TO TEMPORARILY

HOUSE AND PROCESS THESE

CHILDREN.

STILL, NO END TO THE CRISIS

APPEARS IN SIGHT.

90,000 IMMIGRANT CHILDREN

ARE EXPECTED TO ILLEGALLY

CROSS THE

SOUTHERN U.S.

BORDER BY THE END OF THIS

YEAR.

SHOULD THE IMMIGRANT

CHILDREN BE

GRANTED AM

AMNESTY OR BE SENT BACK

HOME?

AMERICANS ARE

DIVIDED ON THE

SOLUTION, BUT WHAT SHOULD BE

THE CHRISTIAN RESPONSE?

ASSOCIATE

PASTOR

DAN TRAVINO

OF SAN

ANTONIO,

TEXAS,

BELIEVES IN SHARING THE

GOSPEL MESSAGE WITH THE

KIDS.

HE

RECENTLY

TOLD

OUR MARK

MARTIN

THAT SO

FAR MORE

THAN

2,000 CHILDREN HAVE ACCEPTED

CHRIST.

THE PASSAGE THAT I SHARE

WITH THEM EVERY SUNDAY IS

JOSHUA 1: 9.

IN SPANISH, "DO NOT BE

DISCOURAGED, DO NOT BE

DISMAYED, FOR THE LORD, YOUR

GOD, WILL BE WITH YOU NO

MATTER WHERE YOU GO."

IT IS A MESSAGE OF HOPE AND

ENCOURAGEMENT.

THEIR FUTURE, REALLY

UNFORESEEN.

THEY ARE HERE FOR WHATEVER

REASON THEY'RE HERE.

BUT I WANT TO LEAVE THEM

WITH A SENSE OF KNOWING THAT

GOD IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE

WITH THEM.

Mark: YEAH.

I UNDERSTAND AROUND 2,000

HAVE ACCEPTED CHRIST.

THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN

TREMENDOUS.

TALK ABOUT THAT.

I BELIEVE IT WAS ABOUT

200 YOUNG PEOPLE WHO GAVE

THEIR LIVES TO THE LORD THE

VERY FIRST SERVICE I DID ON

PALM SUNDAY.

Mark: WOW!

AND SINCE THEN, IT IS

NEVER LESS THAN 120

CHILDREN, OR YOUNG PEOPLE,

THAT HAVE SURRENDERED THEIR

LIVES TO CHRIST

VOLUNTARILY.

THAT'S HOW I PRESENT THE

MESSAGE TO THEM.

IT'S DEVELOPING AND LEARNING

HOW TO BUILD A HOPE IN GOD

AND IN CHRIST JESUS.

THAT'S THE MESSAGE I TRY TO

PREACH TO THEM, BRING TO

THEM.

BUT EACH SUNDAY, IT'S A

DIFFERENT MESSAGE.

Mark: WHY DO YOU THINK

SO MANY OF THE KIDS ARE

COMING TO THESE SERVICES ON

THEIR OWN?

MOST OF THESE YOUNG

PEOPLE HAVE BIBLES, NEW

TESTAMENT BIBLES.

AND AT FIRST I WAS KIND OF

SKEPTICAL.

AT FIRST THEY DIDN'T HAVE

BIBLES.

AND THEN THEY STARTED HAVING

NEW TESTAMENTS.

AND IT WAS NICE TO SEE THEM

WITH THEM.

BUT WHEN I WOULD ASK THEM TO

TURN IN THEIR BIBLES TO THE

SCRIPTURE I WAS GOING TO

READ, I MEAN, EVERY SINGLE

ONE OF THEM, YOU COULD HEAR

THE RUSTLING OF THE PAGES,

THEM SEARCHING FOR THE

SCRIPTURE.

AND RECENTLY A LOT OF THE

YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE BIGGEST

ASKING -- BECAUSE I'VE BEEN

ACTUALLY PREACHING SOME

MESSAGES OUT OF THE OLD

TESTAMENT.

AND SO THEY'VE BEEN ASKING

FOR BIBLES THAT HAVE THE OLD

TESTAMENT AS WELL.

SO A LOT OF THESE YOUNG

PEOPLE, FROM WHAT IT APPEARS

TO ME, HAVE AN EVANGELICAL

BACKGROUND.

THEY HAVE A STRONG FAITH IN

GOD.

AND THEY BELIEVE IN GOD.

AND SO I TRY TO TAKE IT A

LITTLE STEP FURTHER, AND

IT'S NOT JUST BELIEVING IN

GOD, BUT ALSO BELIEVING IN

JESUS CHRIST AS THEIR LORD

AND SAVIOR.

Mark: THAT'S

WONDERFUL.

THIS IS BRINGING THEM

CLOSER AND GIVING THEM

COURAGE.

Wendy: THANKS, MARK.

NOW TO THE MIDDLE EAST,

CHRISTIANS ARE THE MOST

PERSECUTED RELIGIOUS

MINORITY GROUP IN IRAN.

THOSE CONVERTING TO

CHRISTIANITY FROM ISLAM FACE

THE MOST SCRUTINY, EVEN

PRISON.

ONE TELEVISION CHANNEL

OPERATING FROM MULTIPLE

SECRET LOCATIONS IS BEAMING

HOPE INTO THE ISLAMIC

COUNTRIES, AND THE

AUTHORITIES DON'T LIKE IT

ONE BIT.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS THE

DETAILS.

George: THESE ARE VERY

BUSY AND EXCITING TIMES AT

WAHWA TV, AS IT CARRIES OUT

ITS MISSION OF BROADCASTING

CHRISTIANITY INTO IRAN.

WE'RE SEEING A HUGE, HUGE

NUMBER OF IRANIANS WHO ARE

REACHING OUT TO OUR

CHANNEL.

George: MIKE ANSARI

OVERSEES THE POPULAR

CHANNEL.

SINCE 2006, THEY HAVE BEEN

BEAMING CHRISTIAN PROGRAMS,

VIA SATELLITE, TO THE MIDDLE

EAST AND PARTS OF ASIA.

BUT FOR HIS CAST, CREW,

PRODUCTION AND OFFICE STAFF,

THEIR MAIN FOCUS IS THE

ISLAMIC NATION OF IRAN.

MANY OF OUR VIEWERS

CONTACTING US FROM ISLAM

CLAIM THAT ISLAM HAS NOT

DELIVERED TO THEIR

EXPECTATIONS.

SO WHEN THEY TURN THE

CHANNEL ON AND SEE OUR TV,

THEY HEAR A NEW MESSAGE FROM

JESUS, OF LOVE AND

ACCEPTANCE.

George: THIS MAN

MANAGES A PHONE CALL

OPERATION FOR THE CHANNEL.

PERSIANS ARE REALLY

THIRSTY FOR THE TRUTH.

THEY WANT TO KNOW WHO IS

THIS GOD THAT WE TALK

ABOUT?

WHO IS THIS JESUS?

IS HE REAL OR JUST A

PROPHET?

George: TO ANSWER THOSE

AND MANY OTHER QUESTIONS,

THE CHANNEL HAS EMPLOYED

FARSI SPEAKING DIFFERENT

COUNSELLOR.

THEY TAKE ON AVERAGE BETWEEN

8,000 AND 10,000 CALLS A

MONTH FROM IRANIANS.

THAT'S WHEN WE OPEN THE

SUBJECT.

WE PREACH THE GOSPEL, AND SO

MANY GIVE THEIR HEARTS.

SO MANY RECEIVE THEM.

George: BUT PRODUCING

CHRISTIAN PROGRAMS FOR IRAN

IS NOT WITHOUT ITS

CHALLENGES.

THE BULK OF THE PRODUCTIONS

FOR THE CHANNEL ARE DONE

OUTSIDE OF IRAN, FROM

MULTIPLE SECRET LOCATIONS

FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY

REASONS.

OUR CHANNEL AND OUR

SIGNALS ARE GETTING JAMMED

ON A DAILY BASIS.

IT IS TRUE THAT THE PHONE

CALLS ARE BEING MONITORED,

AND PEOPLE WHO TRY TO

CONTACT US MAY GET

PERSECUTED FROM TIME TO

TIME.

George: IN JUNE 2011, A

CHRISTIAN MAN'S HOUSE GOT

RAIDED BY IRANIAN

AUTHORITIES AS HE WAS ON THE

PHONE.

THIS IS AN AUDIO

RECORDING OF THE

CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE

PHONE COUNSELLOR AND A

MEMBER OF THE IRANIAN SECRET

POLICE.

AS HE TELLS THE STORY OF

WHAT HAPPENED WHEN HE BROKE

INTO THE HOUSE.

IT HAS NEVER BEEN RELEASED

TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL NOW,

EXCLUSIVELY ON CBN NEWS.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

George: THE YOUNG

CHRISTIAN MAN WAS REPORTEDLY

KILLED SHORTLY AFTER THE

CONVERSATION.

BUT ANSARI SAYS THAT THE

THREATS ARE NOT STOPPING

AARO IRANIANS FROM WATCHING

THE CHANNEL, HAVE PROVIDES

24-HOUR CHRISTIAN

PROGRAMMING.

REMEMBER IN IRAN, THERE

IS NO SUCH THING AS A

CHURCH, AS YOU AND I KNOW

OUTSIDE OF IRAN.

SO MANY IRANIANS WHO ARE

CURIOUS, FIND IT EASIER AND

MORE SAFE TO BE IN THEIR OWN

HOME, WATCHING THE CHANNEL.

George: THE OFFICIAL

RELIGION OF IRAN IS ISLAM.

CHRISTIANS ARE OFFICIALLY

LESS THAN HALF OF 1% OF THE

POPULATION.

THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY

ARE MUSLIM.

CHRISTIANS ARE ROUTINELY

IMPRISONED AND LABELLED AS

THREATS TO NATIONAL

SECURITY.

"OPEN DOORS" WHO HAS SERVED

THE PERSECUTED CHURCH FOR

DECADES, HAS RANKED IRAN

NUMBER NINE ON THE LIST.

YOU HAVE PROGRAMMING ON A

CHANNEL TO GIVE THEM HOPE

AND ENCOURAGE THEM.

AND YET TELL THEM THAT

PERSECUTION IS DEFINITELY A

PART OF A CHRISTIAN'S LIFE.

WHEN YOU BECOME A CHRISTIAN

AND YOU RESIDE IN A COUNTRY

THAT IS NOT PREDOMINANTLY

CHRISTIAN.

George: THE UNITED

NATIONS SAYS AT LEAST 49

IRANIAN CHRISTIANS ARE BEING

HELD IN JAILS.

AMONG THEM IS AMERICAN

CITIZEN AND CHRISTIAN PASTOR

SAEED ABEDINI, WHO IS

SERVING AN EIGHT-YEAR PRISON

TERM FOR REFUSING TO RECANT

HIS FAITH.

WE DON'T WANT TO SEE ANY

OF THEM PERSECUTED, SO WE

TELL THEM TO BE WISE ABOUT

THEIR NEW FAITH AND THE WAY

THEY APPROACH OTHERS.

IN THE NAME OF THE

FATHER, THE SON, AND THE

HOLY SPIRIT.

George: THE HARSH

TREATMENT OF CHRISTIANS IS

REPORTEDLY FUELING THE

FLAMES OF CHURCH GROWTH.

WE'VE SEEN A NEW SEASON

RIGHT NOW.

THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE WHO

ARE REACHING OUT ON THEIR

OWN ACCOUNTS.

IT SEEMS THEY'RE NOT

AFRAID.

THEY JUST WANT TO REACH OUT

AND GO BEYOND ANY KIND OF

AUTHORITY OR LIMITATION THAT

MAY EXIST LOCALLY FOR THEM.

TO JUST CONNECT SOMEBODY

THEY CAN RELATE TO.

George: ANSARI, A

NATIVE OF IRAN, IS

ENCOURAGING CHRISTIANS

WORLDWIDE TO PRAY FOR IRAN,

ESPECIALLY NOW AS THEY AND

MILLIONS OF MILLIONS OBSERVE

THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN.

OUR GOAL IS TO BE OUT

THERE AND JUST TELL THEM

THERE IS ANOTHER CHOICE.

THE PROPHET JESUS, WHO THEY

KNOW VERY WELL THROUGH

ISLAM, HE IS MORE THAN A

PROPHET, THAT BELIEVING IN

HIM CAN BRING A SENSE OF

HOPE.

George: GEORGE THOMAS,

CBN NEWS.

Wendy: THANKS, GEORGE.

COMING UP, ARRESTED FOR

QUOTING SIR WINSTON

CHURCHILL.

FREE SPEECH UNDER FIRE AND

THE U.K.

AND THE EBOLA OUTBREAK.

THE DEADLY DISEASE IS

GROWING IN WEST AFRICA.

STAY TUNED.

Wendy: THE CHURCH OF

ENGLAND HAS VOTED TO ALLOW

WOMEN TO BECOME BISHOPS.

THE CHURCH'S NATIONAL

ASSEMBLY APPROVED THE

HISTORIC STEP, REACHING THE

REQUIRED TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY

IN EACH OF ITS THREE

DIFFERENT HOUSES.

THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY

SAYS THE CHANGE MARKS THE

COMPLETION OF A PROCESS THAT

STARTED MORE THAN TWO

DECADES AGO, WITH THE

ORDINATION OF WOMEN AS

PRIESTS.

ALSO IN ENGLAND, DID YOU

KNOW YOU COULD BE ARRESTED

FOR QUOTING A STATEMENT FROM

A GREAT LEADER LIKE WINSTON

CHURCHILL?

YEAH, IT SOUNDS LIKE

SOMETHING TOO BIZARRE EVEN

FOR HOLLYWOOD, BUT IT

HAPPENED.

AND IN CHURCHILL'S OWN

COUNTRY.

AS DALE HURD REPORTS, SOME

PEOPLE IN BRITAIN BELIEVE

THEY'RE LOSING THEIR FREEDOM

OF SPEECH, ESPECIALLY IF

THEY CRITICIZE ISLAM.

Reporter: BRITISH

POLICE 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 CANNOT BE

SAID.

PAUL WAS ARRESTED FOR

QUOTING FROM WINSTON

CHURCHILL'S BOOK "THE RIVER

WAR."

BESIDES THE FANATICAL

RELIGION, WHICH IS AS

DANGEROUS IN A MAN AS

HYDROPHOBIA IN A DOG.

Reporter: WINSTON

CHURCHILL BELIEVED ISLAM WAS

A DANGEROUS RELIGION.

HE KNEW COMPARING ISLAM TO

RABIES, AS CHURCHILL DID,

WOULD LIKELY GET HIM

REPORTED TO POLICE AND

ARRESTED.

IT DID.

I WANTED TO MAKE THE

POINT THAT IT HAS REALLY

BECOME SO BAD IN THIS

COUNTRY THAT YOU CANNOT

QUOTE THE WORDS OF THE

GREATEST LIVING ENGLISHMAN,

WE REALLY NEED TO LOOK

SERIOUSLY ABOUT WHAT WE CAN

STILL SAY IN THIS COUNTRY.

Reporter: PASTORS,

STREET EVANGELISTS AND

POLITICAL ACTIVISTS HAVE ALL

BEEN EITHER 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.

P.

WE'RE LIVING IN AN

ABSOLUTE MADHOUSE IN THIS

COUNTRY WITH OUR FREE SPEECH

LAWS.

Reporter: THERE SEEMS

TO BE SO LITTLE CONCERN

ABOUT THE LOSS OF FREEDOM OF

SPEECH HERE, WHICH MEANS

MOST OF SOCIETY HAS DECIDED

THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS 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 HEATHEN.

ISLAM IS SATANIC.

ISLAM IS A DOCTRINE SPAWNED

IN HELL.

Reporter: McCONNELL

SAID HE WANT WENT TO THE

POLICE STATION VOLUNTARILY

AND HE APOLOGIZED.

BUT SHOULD HE HAVE HAD TO?

GEORGE IGLER OF THE DISCORD

INSTITUTE.

HE IS EXPRESSING A REVIEW

ABOUT A PARTICULAR

RELIGION.

YOU CAN'T HAVE FREEDOM OF

RELIGION WITHOUT FREEDOM TO

HAVE RELIGIOUS VIEWS.

Reporter: BRITISH

PASTORS HAVE TO WATCH WHAT

THEY SAY, ALTHOUGH SIMON

CULVERT OF THE CHRISTIAN

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

NIANO, WAS ARRESTED IN

SCOTLAND FOR ALLEGEDLY USING

OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE WHILE

PREACHING.

EVERY PERSON WHO ENGAGES

IN SEXUAL IMMORTALITY KNOWS

IT IS WRONG BECAUSE GOD HAS

GIVEN THEM A CONSCIOUS.

Reporter: POLICE

EVENTUALLY DROPPED THE

CHARGES.

AND POLICE EVENTUALLY

DROPPED THE CHARGES AGAINST

PAUL WESTIN.

CULVERT SAYS THE SPEECH

SITUATION IN BRITAIN

IMPROVED GREATLY THIS YEAR

WITH THE REFORM OF THE

PUBLIC ORDER ACT, IN WHICH

INSULTING SOMEONE COULD BE A

CRIMINAL OFFENSE.

SO WE HAD ON THE STATUTE

BIG HERE IN THE U.K., A LAW

AGAINST INSULTS.

WHICH IS EVERY BIT AS CRAZY

AS IT SOUNDS.

AND THAT LAW WAS BEING USED

TO CLAMP DOWN ON STREET

PREACHERS.

Reporter: THE LAW

AGAINST INSULT WAS REMOVED,

BUT OTHER LAWS AGAINST

DEFENDING PEOPLE REMAIN.

WE HAVE MADE SUCH A BIG

DEAL ABOUT IT.

Reporter: ANN MARIE

HEADS "SHARI'A WATCH" IN THE

U.K.

PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO

SPEAK, SO IN THAT RESPECT,

FREEDOM OF SPEECH HAS BEEN

SERIOUSLY COMPRISED.

Reporter: THE EXPERTS

WE SPOKE TO DISAGREED IF

BRITAIN STILL HAS FREE

SPEECH.

CULVERT SAYS YES, AND IGLER

SAYS NO.

WE ARE ULTIMATELY MOVING

TOWARDS A SITUATION WHERE

NECESSARILY THE STATE WILL

HAVE TO TELL US WHAT KIND OF

OPINIONS ARE ACCEPTABLE AND

WHAT KIND OF 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'RE NOT GOING TO SHUT

ME UP.

I AM GOING TO SAY IT.

IF YOU PUT ME IN PRISON,

FINE.

THIS IS HOW BAD IT IS NOW.

Reporter: DALE HURD,

CBN NEWS, LONDON.

Wendy: THANKS, DALE.

WELL, WE'D LOVE TO HEAR YOUR

THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS STORY.

JUST LOG ON TO OUR CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS Facebook PAGE

AND LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

Wendy: EBOLA IS ONE OF

THE DEADLIEST DISEASES IN

THE WORLD WITH NO KNOWN

CURE.

NOW IT IS SPREADING IN WEST

AFRICA, WHERE MORE THAN 600

PEOPLE HAVE DIED SINCE LAST

FEBRUARY.

HOW IS IT SPREADING?

AND WILL IT COME TO THE

UNITED STATES?

GARY LANE RECENTLY POSED

THOSE QUESTIONS TO DOCTORS

HEADING UP MEDICAL EFFORTS

ON THE GROUND IN LIBERIA.

Reporter: EBOLA IS ONE

OF THE DEADLIEST DISEASES IN

THE WORLD.

NOW IT IS SPREADING.

WEST AFRICA IS FACING A

SERIOUS CRISIS, THE LARGEST

EVER OUTBREAK OF EBOLA.

CHRISTIAN INTERNATIONAL

RELIEF ORGANIZATION

"SAMARITAN'S PURSE" IS AMONG

SEVERAL NON-GOVERNMENT

ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE

RESPONDED TO THE CRISIS.

IT'S MEDICAL TEAM DIRECTOR,

DR. LANCE PILLER, TALKED TO

US VIA SKYPE, AND DESCRIBED

THE OUTBREAK AS MONUMENTAL.

IT IS REALLY

UNPRECEDENTED.

RIGHT NOW IT IS NOT JUST A

PROBLEM WITHIN A GIVEN

COUNTRY.

IT IS A REAL SUBREGIONAL

PROBLEM, IN TERMS OF

GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION

AND IN TERMS OF PATIENTS

INFECTED.

Reporter: 50 NEW CASES

OF EBOLA WERE REPORTED LAST

WEEK IN SIERRA LEONE AND NEW

GUINEA IS ALSO OF A

CONCERN.

OVER ALL, 844 CASES OF EBOLA

HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN THREE

COUNTRIES, AND 518 PEOPLE

HAVE DIED FROM THE DISEASE.

THERE IS NO KNOWN CURE FOR

THE VIRUS, BUT IN THE PAST,

HEALTH WORKERS HAVE

SUCCESSFULLY PREVENTED THE

DISEASE FROM SPREADING.

PILLER SUGGESTED THE DISEASE

ISN'T ALWAYS RECOGNIZED

BECAUSE SOME OF THE SYMPTOMS

MASK DISEASES E INDEMIC TO

WEST AFRICA.

THE PERSON SHOWS FEVER,

AND THEIR MUSCLES BEGIN TO

ACHE.

IT IS FOLLOWED BY NAUSEA,

VOMITING, AND DIARRHEA.

Reporter: SO HOW IS THE

DISEASE SPREADING?

THE PEOPLE IN THIS

REGION, THEY EAT WHAT WE

CALL BUSH MEAT, WHICH CAN

VOLVE EATING BAT.

AND THAT WHAT OCCURS WITH

THE PRIMARY TRANSMISSION,

THAT A PERSON WILL EAT SOME

MEAT -- BUSH MEAT FROM

PERHAPS A BAT.

IT IS VERY, VERY INFECTIOUS

THROUGH BODY FLUIDS.

UNFORTUNATELY, JUST THROUGH

THE TRANSMISSION OF BODY

SWEAT.

IT IS VERY CULTURAL HERE

WITH THE BURIAL CEREMONY,

THAT THE LOVED ONES PREPARE

THE BODY AND THERE IS A LOT

OF WASHING OF THE BODY AND

PREPARATION FOR BURIAL.

AND THAT IS A VERY, VERY

COMMON MODE OF

TRANSMISSION.

Reporter: HE SAID EBOLA

IS UNLIKELY TO SPREAD TO

AMERICA, BUT MORE DOCTORS

AND NURSE VOLUNTEERS ARE

NEEDED TO HELP THE EFFORT.

CBN'S "OPERATION BLESSING"

WAS ALSO AMONG THE FIRST TO

RESPOND TO THE EBOLA

OUTBREAK.

LAST MAY O.B. SENT MEDICAL

SUPPLIES, INCLUDING GLOVES,

FACE MASKS AND HOODS TO THE

LIBERIAN GOVERNMENT.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: THANKS, GARY.

AND TO SEE MORE OF THE

INTERVIEW WITH THE DOCTOR,

LOG ON TO GARY'S BLOG.

IT'S CALLED "THE GLOBAL

LANE," AND YOU CAN FIND IT

ON CBNNEWS.COM.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

Wendy: A NEW POLITICAL

THRILLER, CALLED

"PERSECUTED" IS COMING TO

THEATERS THIS WEEK.

IT IS ABOUT A U.S.

CONGRESSMAN WHO FRAMES A

NATIONALLY KNOWN EVANGELIST

FOR MURDER BECAUSE HE TRIES

TO BLOCK SWEEPING RELIGIOUS

REFORM.

I SAT DOWN WITH THE DIRECTOR

TO TALK ABOUT THE FILM AND

FIND OUT IF IT COULD HAPPEN

HERE.

THERE ARE THOSE WHO CLAIM

INTOLERANCE, THAT YOUR

CRUSADES MAY EVEN THREATEN

THE FREEDOM OF OTHERS.

FREEDOM IS FRAGILE AND

COSTLY AND MUST CONSTANTLY

BE DEFENDED.

Wendy: DANIEL, WHAT

INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE

"PERSECUTED?"

THE HOLY SPIRIT INSPIRED

ME TO WRITE "PERSECUTED."

I WOKE UP ONE MORNING AND IT

WAS THERE, THE GOVERNMENT

WAS TRYING TO TAKE

EVERYTHING, INCLUDING THE OF

COURSE SOURCE THAT GAVE OUR

COUNTRY ITS FOUNDATION,

WHICH IS BIBLICAL TRUTH.

Wendy: JAMES REMAR

PLACE EVANGELIST JOHN

LUTHER.

Reporter: JOHN LUTHER

IS THE HERO OF OUR STORY.

AND HE BECOMES A MAJOR

EVANGELIST, AT THE LEVEL OF

A BILLY GRAHAM, AT A TIME

WHEN AMERICA BECOMES AN

UNWELCOMING ENVIRONMENT FOR

THE GOSPEL.

AND HE IS DISCREDITED, AND

HE IS TARNISHED.

JOHN, WHAT IS YOUR

OPINION OF THE FAITH AND

FAIRNESS ACT?

Wendy: GRETCHEN AND I

BOTH HAVE ROLES IN

"PERSECUTED."

SHE HAS A NEWS ANCHOR WHO

QUESTIONS JOHN'S MOTIVES,

AND MYSELF WHO TALKS ABOUT

HIS CHECKERED PAST.

BASICALLY YOU HAVE A FAMOUS

EVANGELIST, JOHN LUTHER, WHO

IS FRAMED FOR MURDER BY

MEMBER OF CONGRESS BECAUSE

HE IS STANDING IN THE WAY OF

A SWEEPING RELIGIOUS

REFORM.

IS THIS REALLY FANTASY?

OR IS THIS SOMETHING YOU

COULD ACTUALLY ENVISION

HAPPENING IN AMERICA?

IT REALLY IS BEGINNING

BECAUSE WE ALLOW OURSELVES

TO BE SILENCED IN THE NAME

OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS.

Wendy: H'MMM.

I CAN TELL YOU IT WAS A

THRILL TO BE IN MY FIRST

BIG-SCREEN MOVIE.

IF YOU CAN MAKE IT OUT TO

THE THEATERS THIS WEEKEND,

IT WOULD BE WORTH YOUR

WHILE.

THE MOVIE IS CALLED "PERS

"PERSECUTED" AND IT OPENS IN

THEATERS THIS WEEKEND.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US

THIS WEEK.

FROM ALL OF US HERE, UNTIL

NEXT WEEK, GOOD-BYE AND GOD

BLESS YOU.

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