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CBN NewsWatch: July 21, 2014

On CBN News Today, July21: Separatists block jet recovery efforts, anger grows; IDF foils Hamas attempt to abduct troops, civilians; What you didn't hear about Obama's LGBT Order, and more. Read Transcript


WELCOME TO THIS EDITION

OF "NEWSWATCH," I'M CHARLENE

AARON.

AND I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

TODAY, IS YOUR CHURCH SAFE

ON SUNDAY MORNING.

WE LOOK AT HOW CHURCHES CAN

PROTECT THEMSELVES AND THEIR

MEMBERS AGAINST A DEADLY

ATTACK.

FIRST WE GO TO MARK MARTIN

FOR THE LATEST NEWS.

Mark: PRESIDENT OBAMA

SAYS INVESTIGATORS MUST HAVE

FULL ACCESS TO THE MALAYSIAN

AIR CRASH SITE IN UKRAINE.

SPEAKING FROM THE WHITE

HOUSE, PRESIDENT OBAMA SPOKE

TO THE SEPARATISTS WHO ARE

ENTERING THE INVESTIGATION

INTO THE CRASH AND THE

REMOVAL OF THE REMAINS.

President Obama: THEY

ARE REMOVING EVIDENCE FROM

THE CRASH SITE, ALL OF WHICH

BEGS THE QUESTION: WHAT

EXACTLY ARE THEY TRYING TO

HIDE?

THE SEPARATISTS ARE REMOVING

BODIES FROM THE CRASH SITE,

OFTENTIMES WITHOUT THE CARE

THAT WE WOULD NORMALLY

EXPECT FROM A TRAGEDY LIKE

THIS.

THIS IS AN INSULT TO THOSE

WHO HAVE LOST LOVED ONES.

IT IS THE KIND OF BEHAVIOR

THAT HAS NO PLACE IN THE

COMMUNITY OF NATIONS.

Mark: RUSSIAN PRESIDENT

VLADIMIR PUTIN IS LASHING

OUT AGAINST CRITICISM IN THE

WAKE OF THE DOWNING OF THE

MALAYSIAN AIRLINER OVER

EASTERN UKRAINE.

NEW EVIDENCE PUTS THE BLAME

ON RUSSIAN-BACKED

SEPARATISTS.

AND THEY ARE TAKING CRUCIAL

EVIDENCE, INCLUDING THE

PLANE'S BLACK BOXES.

DALE HURD HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: FOUR DAYS

AFTER THE TRAGEDY, THE CRASH

SITE AND ALL OF THE EVIDENCE

STILL REMAIN UNEXAMINED.

AROUND 250 BODIES HAVE BEEN

RECOVERED, MOST MOVED TO

THESE REFRIGERATED RAIL

CARS, AFTER LYING OUT IN THE

SUN FOR DAYS.

WORLD OUTRAGE IS GROWING.

I WANT TO ARRANGE A

FUNERAL.

I DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY

ARE.

I WANT MY CHILDREN BACK.

Reporter: VA VLADIMIR

PUTIN IS ON THE DEFENSIVE,

ACCUSING OTHERS FOR

EXPLOITING THE CRASH FOR

SO-CALLED MERCENARY

OBJECTIVES, AND HE IS STILL

BLAMING UKRAINE AUTHORITIES

FOR REUNITING THE FIGHTING

WITH PRO-RUSSIAN REBELS.

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN

KERRY WAS HAVING NONE OF

THAT.

RUSSIA HAS ARMED THE

SEPARATISTS, RUSSIA HAS

SUPPORTED THE SEPARATISTS,

AND RUSSIA REFUSES TO CALL

PUBLICLY FOR THE SEPARATISTS

TO ENGAGE IN BEHAVIOR THAT

WOULD LEND ITSELF TO A

RESOLUTION OF THIS ISSUE.

Reporter: THERE ARE

AUDIO INTERCEPTS RELEASED BY

THE UKRAINE GOVERNMENT

SHOWING REBEL LEADERS

DISCUSSING THE SHOOTDOWN.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

Reporter: THE U.S. ALSO

SAW A RUSSIAN CONVOY

CARRYING MILITARY EQUIPMENT

ENTERING UKRAINE LAST WEEK,

AND THREE ANTI-AIRCRAFT

MISSILE SYSTEMS BROUGHT IN

BEFORE THE SHOOTDOWN WERE

RUSHED BACK ACROSS THE

BORDER INTO RUSSIA AFTER THE

INCIDENT.

THE UKRAINIAN PRIME MINISTER

CALLS IT A CRIME AGAINST

HUMANITY.

MEANWHILE, PRESIDENT OBAMA

IS BEING CRITICIZED FOR NOT

BEING FORCEFUL ENOUGH.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Mark: SECRETARY OF

STATE JOHN KERRY IS BACK IN

THE MIDDLE EAST, PUSHING FOR

A CEASE-FIRE BETWEEN ISRAEL

AND HAMAS, AND HE IS

SOUNDING A WARNING TO HAMAS

AS HE JOINS DIPLOMATIC

EFFORTS TO RESUME A TRUCE

THAT HAD BEEN AGREED TO IN

NOVEMBER 2012.

AND THE U.N. SECURITY

COUNCIL MET FOR AN EMERGENCY

SESSION LATE SUNDAY, SEEKING

A SOLUTION TO THE CRISIS.

SUNDAY WAS THE BLOODIEST DAY

YET IN THE FIGHTING BETWEEN

HAMAS AND ISRAEL.

13 I.D.F. SOLDIERS DIED IN

COMBAT, ANDAT LEAST 10

TERRORISTS WERE KILLED

TRYING TO CROSS INTO

ISRAEL.

ALSO MORE THAN 100

PALESTINIANS DIED IN AN

ASSAULT ON A HAMAS TERRORIST

STRONGHOLD IN GAZA.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS MORE FROM

THE ISRAEL-GAZA BORDER.

Reporter: THE I.D.F.

RELEASED THIS CHILLING

VIDEO.

ISRAELI SOLDIERS STOPPED THE

IN FILTRATION, BUT IT IS

THIS KIND OF HAMAS OPERATION

THAT PRESENTS A CLEAR AND

PRESENT DANGER TO ISRAELIS

ALONG THE BORDER WITH GAZA.

THE TUNNELS ARE DESIGNED TO

INFILTRATE ISRAELI

COMMUNITIES LIKE THIS ONE,

CLOSE TO THE BORDER.

SOME OF THESE TUNNELS ARE

MORE THAN A MILE LONG,

60 FEET DEEP WITH MULTIPLE

EXITS.

IT PROVES THAT HAMAS HAS

BEEN PLANNING THIS FOR A

VERY LONG TIME.

I CAN'T IMAGINE ANYTHING

MORE TERRIFYING FOR THE

PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE THAN

THE THOUGHT THAT ALL OF A

SUDDEN THE EARTH OPENS UP,

ALMOST LIKE AA SCENE OUT OF

A GRADE "B" ZOMBIE MOVIE,

AND THE WALKING DEAD COMES

OUT, EXCEPT THEY'RE NOT

WALKING DEAD, AND THEY HAVE

A FEW THOUSAND ROUNDS OF

AMMUNITION.

THAT'S WHY WE HAVE TO DO THE

GROUND OPERATION.

THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NO

CHOICE.

WHAT COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

WOULD ALLOW ITS PEOPLE TO BE

UNDER THAT KIND OF DANGER?

Reporter: THE FIRST

GOAL OF ISRAEL'S GROUND

CAMPAIGN IS TO DISCOVER AND

DESTROY THIS ELABORATE MAZE

OF TUNNELS.

THIS IS VIDEO OF THEM

DISCOVERING TUNNELS INSIDE

HOMES AND DESTROYING THE

TUNNELS.

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU TOLD

ISRAELIS TO EXPECT AN

EXTENDED CAMPAIGN TO

ELIMINATE HAMAS ROCKET FIRE

FROM GAZA AND THESE

TUNNELS.

IN ONE ATTACK AGAINST HAMAS,

MORE THAN 100 PALESTINIANS,

BOTH CIVILIANS AND

TERRORISTS DIED IN A HAMAS

STRONGHOLD.

FOR THREE DAYS, ISRAEL

WARNED RESIDENTS BY PHONE

CALLS AND LEAFLETS, TO GET

OUT OF HARM'S WAY, AND THE

HAMAS INTERIOR MINISTER TOLD

CIVILIANS TO STAY.

HAMAS IS EFFECTIVELY

CONDUCTING SELF-GENOCIDE.

THEY'RE PLACING THEIR WOMEN

AND CHILDREN AROUND MISSILE

LAUNCHERS, SHOOTING ROCKETS

AT ISRAEL, AND WAITING FOR

US TO RETALIATE IN ORDER TO

KILL THEIR OWN WOMEN AND

CHILDREN.

Reporter: FORMER

PRESIDENT CLINTON SAYS USING

CIVILIANS IS PART OF HAMAS'

STRATEGY.

THEY HAVE A STRATEGY TO

FORCE ISRAEL TO KILL THEIR

OWN CIVILIANS SO THE REST OF

THE WORLD WILL CONDEMNú&

THEM.

Reporter: WHILE

DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS CONTINUE

TO TRY TO ARRANGE A

CEASE-FIRE, ISRAEL CALLED UP

MORE TROOPS IN ITS EFFORT TO

ELIMINATE THE THREAT POSED

BY HAMAS TO THE JEWISH

STATE.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, ON

THE ISRAELI-GAZA BORDER.

Mark: JIHAD IS FROM THE

ISLAMIC STATE AND IRAQ HAVE

FORCED CHRISTIANS IN MOSUL

TO FLEE THE CITY.

THEY SAID THEY CAN CONVERT

TO ISLAM, PAY A PROTECTION

TAX, OR FACE DEATH.

MOST FLED TO THE KURDISH

REGIONS.

MOSUL'S CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

GOES BACK NEARLY 2,000

YEARS, AND AT ONE TIME WERE

NUMBERED AROUND 100,000.

TODAY IT IS BELIEVED THERE

ARE FEWER THAN 200.

AND SOME REPORTS SAY THERE

MAY BE NONE AT ALL.

A CHRISTIAN WOMAN WHO

ESCAPED IMPRISONMENT AND

DEATH IN SUDAN NOW FACES

MORE OBSTACLES.

MEMBERS OF MERIAM IBRAHIM'S

FAMILY ARE SUING TO HAVE HER

MARRIAGE ANNULLED IN AN

ATTEMPT TO KEEP HER IN THE

COUNTRY.

SHE AND HER FAMILY ARE STUCK

IN THE U.S. EMBASSY IN

KHARTOUM.

SHE HAD BEEN SENTENCED TO

DEATH FOR MARRYING A

CHRISTIAN AND ABANDONING THE

MUSLIM FAITH.

A JUDGE DROPPED THAT

SENTENCE AFTER AN

INTERNATIONAL OUTCRY, BUT

SHE HAS BEEN UNABLE TO LEAVE

THE COUNTRY.

IN OTHER NEWS, PRESIDENT

OBAMA SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE

ORDER TODAY MAKING IT

ILLEGAL TO FIRE OR HARASS

EMPLOYEES WITH THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT OR ITS

CONTRACTORS BASED ON THEIR

SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR GENDER

IDENTITY.

IT MAINTAINS A FAITH

EXEMPTION SIGNED BY

PRESIDENT BUSH THAT EXCLUDES

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS

BASED ON THEIR BELIEFS.

AS THE PRESIDENT SIGNS AN

EXECUTIVE ORDER TO PROTECT

GAY AND TRANSGENDER WORKERS,

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE ARE

NOT GETTING AS MUCH

ATTENTION.

IT REPORTS THAT LESS THAN 3%

OF THE U.S. POPULATION

IDENTIFIES THEMSELVES AS

GAY, LESBIAN, O OR

BISEXUAL.

AND HERE IS CHRISTOPHER

DOYLE, PRESIDENT OF VOICE OF

THE VOICELESS.

CHRISTOPHER, THESE FINDINGS

FROM THE NATIONAL HEALTH

INTERVIEW SURVEY ARE PART OF

A VERY LARGE STUDY.

WHY ARE THEY SIGNIFICANT?

THEY'RE SIGNIFICANT

BECAUSE IT IS THE LARGEST

REPRESENTATIVE STUDY TO DATE

ON THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF

SEXUAL ORIENTATION IN OUR

COUNTRY.

AS YOU CORRECTLY STATED,

ONLY 2.3% OF AMERICANS

IDENTIFY AS LESBIAN, GAY, OR

BISEXUAL, WHEREAS RECENT

STUDIES HAVE ESTIMATED AS

HIGH AS 4%.

AND THE PUBLIC PERCEPTION IS

AS HIGH AS 30%.

SO IT'S INTERESTING, AS WE

LOOK AT THIS ISSUE OF

PROVIDING EXEMPTIONS FOR

LABO LGBT EMPLOYEES, AT THE

EXPENSE OF 2.3% OF THE

POPULATION.

Mark: THERE IS A HUGE

EFFORT, CHRISTOPHER, EN OUR

CULTURE TO SEE THESE

LIFESTYLES NORMALIZED.

WHAT IS THE DANGER WITH

THAT?

I THINK THE BROADER

IMPLICATIONS OF THIS

EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT WAS

SIGNED TODAY IS THAT YOU'RE

NOW GOING TO SEE THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT STEPPING INTO

FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS

THAT PROVIDE SOCIAL SERVICES

AND SAYING, LISTEN, YOU'RE

POLICIES AND YOUR VIEWS ON

SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND

SEXUALITY, THEY'VE GOT TO

GO.

YOU CAN'T RECEIVE FEDERAL

DOLLARS HERE IF YOU BELIEVE

THAT MARRIAGE IS BETWEEN ONE

MAN AND ONE WOMAN, OR IN THE

CASE OF PERHAPS A FEDERAL

HEAD START PROGRAM THAT IS

PROVIDING CHILD CARE FOR THE

CHILDREN, YOU'RE GOING TO

SEE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

NOW TELLING FAITH-BASED

SERVICES, YOU MUST EMPLOY

SOMEONE WHO CROSS-DRESSES,

AND IT IS PERFECTLY FINE FOR

PEOPLE TO BE EXPOSED TO THIS

TYPE OF LIFESTYLE.

IT IS DANGEROUS, IT IS

IRRESPONSIBLE, AND IT IS A

CLEAR VIOLATION OF THE FIRST

AMENDMENT.

I EXPECT IT TO BE CHALLENGED

IN COURTS.

Mark: HOW CAN

CHRISTIANS HELP COUNTER THIS

AND AT THE SAME TIME HATE

THE SIN BY LOVE THE SINNER.

I THINK WE NEED TO BE

VERY CLEAR ON ALLOWING

PEOPLE TO EXPERIENCE AND

LIVE THEIR LIVES THE WAY

THAT THEY WANT TO LIVE

THEM.

HOWEVER, AT THE SAME TIME,

CHRISTIANS ARE CALLED TO

PRACTICE THEIR RELIGION AND

THEIR BELIEFS.

THAT DOESN'T MEAN WE HAVE

CONTEMPT OR SCORN FOR PEOPLE

WHO ARE LGBT, BUT AT THE

STATEMENT WE DESERVE THE

RIGHT TO RAISE OUR CHILDREN

IN OUR FAITH WITHOUT THE

INTERFERENCE OF THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT.

THIS IS JUST ANOTHER IN A

LONG LIST OF ASSAULTS ON THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TOWARDS

PEOPLE OF FAITH.

AND I THINK THAT IT'S JUST

COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY

DISRESPECTFUL TO THE

FOUNDATIONS OF MORALITY AND

RELIGION IN OUR COUNTRY.

Mark: OKAY.

CHRISTOPHER DOYLE, THE

PRESIDENT OF "VOICE FOR THE

VOICELESS."

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU.

Mark: COMING UP, EFREM

GRAHAM AND CHARLENE AARON

ARE BACK WITH A STORY FROM

THE LAND OF THE INDIANAPOLIS

500.

IT IS A RACE TO SAVE TEENS

WHO ARE LIVING ON THE

STREETS, AFTER THIS.

Mark: DISADVANTAGED

TEENAGERS WHO ATTEND TOP

SCHOOLS MIGHT NOT ONLY GET A

ACADEMIC BOOST, BUT THEIR

HEALTH COULD BENEFIT AS

WELL.

THEY FOLLOWED THE STUDENTS,

SOME OF WHO WERE ACCEPTED TO

TOP CHARTER SCHOOLS THROUGH

A LOTTERY.

36% OF THE SELECTED KIDS

ENGAGED IN AT LEAST ONE

RISKY BEHAVIOR, PRAIRD

COMPARED TO 43% OF THE OTHER

TEENS WHO WENT TO WORSE-OFF

SCHOOLS.

WHERE DOES DIGNITY COME

FROM, AND HOW DO YOU RESTORE

IT WHEN IT IS GONE.

ONE MINISTRY DISCOVERED IT

IS SIMPLER THAN YOU MIGHT

THINK.

DAVID BRODY BRINGS US THIS

UPLIFTING STORY FROM

INDIANAPOLIS.

David: FROM THE

CROSS-ROADS OF AMERICA, ERIC

HOWARD FOUND HIMSELF AT A

CROSS-ROADS WITH GOD.

I CAN TELL YOU WHAT I WAS

WEARING, THE LENGTH OF MY

HAIR, THE STEAM ON THE

MIRROR, THE TREE OUTSIDE,

THE BED SPREAD.

FROM THAT POINT ON, MY LIFE

TOOK A VERY DIFFERENT

DIRECTION FROM WHAT I

THOUGHT IT WAS SUCCESSFUL.

David: THAT MOMENT PUT

HOWARD ON A JOURNEY TO SERVE

A GROUP MANY DON'T EVEN KNOW

EXIST.

WHEN YOU THINK OF

INDIANAPOLIS, YOU THINK OF

THE INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR

SPEEDWAY, THE INDY 500, AND

WHILE THEY DO A LOT OF

RACING HERE, THE FOLKS AT

OUTREACH INCORPORATED ARE

DOING A LIST SORT OF RACE.

THEY'RE RACING AGAINST TIME

TO SAVE HOMELESS TEENAGERS.

FROM THAT POINT, PEANUT

BUTTER AND JELLY SANDWICHES

TO BLANKETS TO THE TRUNK OF

THE CAR, IT HAS BLOSSOMED TO

WHERE IT IS NOW.

David: AND WHERE IS

THAT?

HELPING TEENAGERS LIVING ON

THE STREETS OF INDIA.

AND THEY PROVIDE NECESSITIES

THAT HOWARD SAYS HE DIDN'Tp 

EVEN CONSIDER UNTIL A RUN-IN

WITH A FRUSTRATED TEENAGER

CHANGED HIS THINKING.

I SAID, I'VE BEEN DOING

MINISTRY FOR 14 YEARS, AND

TELL ME WHAT I DON'T

UNDERSTAND.

AND HE SAID, I CAN GO OUT

AND GET A JOB, AND I SAID,

WELL, THEN WHY DON'T YOU.

PROBABLY NOT THE BEST

ANSWER.

AND HE SAID, I CAN SMELL

MYSELF.

DO YOU REALLY WANT ME

SERVING UP YOUR SHAKE AND

FRIES?

DAWNED ON ME, IT IS

DIGNITY.

David: SO THEY ADDED

SHOWERS, GRADUATION

ASSISTANCE, AND, YES, THE

LITTLE THINGS THAT TEENS

LOOK FORWARD, TO LIKE

DRIVING LESSONS.

ALL IN AN ATTEMPT TO PROVIDE

AA SENSE OF NORMALCY AND A

PLACE TO CALL HOME.

WHEN YOU WALK INTO OUR

LIVING ROOM, IT IS LIKE

WALKING INTO YOUR HOUSE.

David: AND THEY

INCORPORATED A STREET

INITIATIVE STEAM THAT GO

WHERE OTHERS FEAR TO TRADE.

TREAD.

THEY SPEND HOURS LOOKING

UNDER OVERPASSES AND

BRIDGES.

ONE OFFER APPEALED TO

TIFFANY PEDIPHOR.

WHAT I FOUND AT OUT REACH

IS WHAT I LOOK FOR MY WHOLE

LIFE, AND THAT'S LOVE.

IT IS A SAFE PLACE YOU CAN

COME AND FEEL LOVE.

THEY HAVE THE LOVE OF GOD

THERE, WHICH IS REALLY

IMPORTANT.

David: HOMELESS SINCE

THE AGE OF 21, LIFE STARTED

OUT ROUGH FOR TIFFANY.

AS A YOUNG CHILD, I WENT

TO 12 DIFFERENT ELEMENTARY

SCHOOLS.

I WENT TO THREE DIFFERENT

MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND TWO

DIFFERENT HIGH SCHOOLS.

SO I NEVER REALLY HAD ANY

STABILITY.

David: THEN CHANGES AT

HOME FORCED HER INTO A LIFE

ON THE STREETS.

I COULD VERY WELL BE DEAD

IF I DIDN'T TURN MY LIFE TO

CHRIST.

SITUATIONS LIKE I CAN

REMEMBER TIMES WHERE I WOULD

BE WALKING THE STREETS AT

2:00, 3:00 IN THE MORNING,

IN AREAS I PROBABLY

SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN IN.

AND ANYTHING COULD HAVE

HAPPENED.

David: AND SOMETHING

DID HAPPEN: TIFFANY FOUND

GOD'S LOVE ON THE STEPS OF

"OUTREACH."

THE FIRST DAY I WENT

THERE, I WALKED TO THE CAR

THREE TIMES BEFORE I WALKED

INTO THE BUILDING.

I WAS VERY HESITANT.

David: SHE FOUND HER

PHYSICAL NEEDS MET AS WELL

AS HER SPIRITUAL NEEDS.

I LITERALLY CAME THERE

BROKEN, FROM MY MIND FRAME

AND HOW I LOOKED AT LIFE

EMOTIONALLY AND PHYSICALLY.

IT REALLY CHANGED ME INTO

THE WOMAN I AM TODAY.

David: NOW THAT WOMAN

IS A THRIVING 24-YEAR-OLD

COLLEGE STUDENT WITH A GREAT

JOB AND A NEW HOME.

SHE IS HAPPY TO SHOW OFF HER

NEW LIFE AND GIVE CREDIT TO

GOD'S LOVE AND THE HELP OF

OUTREACH.

AND SHE REDISCOVERED A LOST

RELATIONSHIP.

MY BROTHER, AND SOMEONE

HE CALLS HIS OLDER BROTHER,

THEY WERE ONLINE LOOKING FOR

HIM.

AND AT THE SAME TIME THEY

WERE LOOKING FOR HIM, OUR

DAD WAS LOOKING FOR US.

ME AND MY DAD'S RELATIONSHIP

GETS BETTER.

David: PROVING THAT

WHEN GOD WRITES THE STORY,

MIRACLES CAN EVEN COME FROM

THE TRUNK OF A CAR.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS, FROM

INDIANAPOLIS.

Efrem: UP NEXT,

CHURCHES AT RISK.

FIND OUT WHAT CONGREGATIONS

NEED TO DO TO PROTECT

THEMSELVES ON SUNDAY

MORNING.

Efrem: YOU DON'T GO TO

CHURCH THINKING YOU COULD BE

THE VICTIM OF A VIOLENT

ATTACK, BUT IT HAPPENS MORE

OFTEN THAN UP MIGHT THINK.

Charlene: OUR MARK

MARTIN TALKED WITH A MAN WHO

IS POLICE OFFICER AND AN

ORDAINED MINISTER.

SHE TRAVELS THE COUNTRY,

SHOWING CHURCHES HOW TO KEEP

THEIR CONGREGATIONS SAFE.

THIS IS 9-1-1.

HOW CAN I HELP YOU.

WE'RE AT THE CHURCH.

Mark: ONE OF THE MOST

PUBLICIZED ACTS OF VIOLENCE

AT A CHURCH HAPPENED IN

COLORADO SPRINGS IN 2007.

24-YEAR-OLD MATTHEW OPENED

FIRE OF THE NEW LIFE CHURCH

AFTER THE 11 a.m.

SENTENCE.

HE SUFFERED WITH MENTAL

DISORDER, AND HE WAS BITTER

AFTER BEING DENIED THE

CHANCE TO GO ON A MISSIONS

TRIP.

HE TOOK THE LIVES OF

STEPHANIE AND HER SISTER,

AND INJURED THEIR FATHER AND

TWO OTHER PARISHIONERS,

BEFORE ENCOUNTER A CHURCH

MEMBER INSIDE WHO WAS A

VOLUNTEER SECURITY GUARD.

JEAN ASAM HER ASAM HEROICLY

APPROACHED HIM, AND HE THEN

TOOK HIS OWN LIFE.

WE'RE UP TO AT LEAST 473

VIOLENT DEATHS ON CHURCH AND

FAITH-BASED PROPERTIES SINCE

1999.

THAT NUMBER IS EQUAL TO OR

SLIGHTLY AHEAD OF THE NUMBER

OF VIOLENT DEATHS WE HEAR AT

SCHOOLS THAT SEEMS LIKE

WEEKLY.

Mark: AN ORDAINED

MINISTER SINCE 1973, AND A

POLICE OFFICER FOR 30 YEARS,

HE WANTS FAITH-BASED

ORGANIZATIONS AND CHURCHES

TO LEARN HOW TO PROTECT

THEIR CONGREGATIONS.

HE CRI CRISS-CROSSES THE

COUNTRY.

MEEKE SAYS THERE ARE THREE

TYPES OF PEOPLE, SHEEP,

WOLVES, AND SHEEP DOGS.

SIMPLY PUT, SHEEP DOGS

PROTECT THE FLOCK FROM

WOLVES.

THE MAIN THING WE TELL

CHURCHES, MARK, IT IS EASY

TO KNOW WHAT TO DO IF YOU

CAN GET BEYOND BEING BLIND

ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING.

IN 2013, WE HAD A DEATH IN A

CHURCH OR FAITH-BASED

PROPERTY EVERY EIGHT DAYS.

Mark: WHAT IS THE MOST

COMMON TYPE OF VIOLENCE IN A

CHURCH?

THE MOST COMMON ONE IS

PROBABLY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

A MAN IS MAD AT HIS WIFE.

IN LOUISIANA A COUPLE OF

YEAR AGO, HE WENT TO THE

CHURCH, PULLED HER OUT IN

THE PARKING LOT AND SHOT HER

DEAD.

CHURCHES NEED TO BE AWARE,

IF YOU'RE HAVING DOMESTIC

VIOLENCE IN YOUR CHURCH --

AND YOU ARE, YOU HAVE IT

SOMEWHERE -- YOU NEED TO BE

AWARE OF THESE THINGS AND BE

PREPARED.

Mark: THE SHEEP DOG

SEMINARS FOR CHURCHES ARE

DESIGNED TO HELP CHURCHES

AND FAITH-BASED GROUPS BE

PREPARED.

MEEKES AND OTHER EXPERTS

FORMER EYES AND EARS TEAMS.

THEY ARE MADE UP OF MEN AND

WOMEN WHO'S ASSIGNMENT ON A

GIVEN DAY IS TO WATCH OUT

FOR ANYONE OR ANY THING THAT

WOULD TRY TO HARM A

CONGREGATION.

AND THEY ADVOCATE THE USE OF

SPIRITUAL WEAPONS, LIKE

FASTING AND PRAYER.

THEY SAY THE IDEA OF

PROTECTING CHURCH-GOERS IS

BIBLICAL.

CITING NEHEMIAH 4: 9: WHICH

SAYS, "WE PRAYED TO OUR GODIR I

AND POSTED A GUARD."ME.@

FINALLY TODAY, AMERICA

HAS EXPERIENCED TWO

SPIRITUAL AWAKENINGS, BUT AT

AAAA TIME WHEN OTHER IS

NEEDED, WHAT WILL IT BE?

Efrem: CHRISTIANS BY

THE THOUSANDS HAVE POURED

INTO THE NATION'S CAPITAL

FOR CELEBRATE AMERICA.

BY DAY, HUNDREDS HAVE FANNED

OUT ACROSS THE CITY TO

WITNESS.

THE PASTOR SAYS, IT ALL

BEGAN WITH "PRAYER FOR

AMERICA" NATIONWIDE.

WE STARTED A PRAYER CHAIN

AT THE BEGINNING OF THE

YEAR.

Reporter: IT SOFTENED

UP THE GROUND FOR THE

HUNDREDS OF STREET

EVANGELISTS HE HAS BEEN

TRAINING.

EVERYONE AGREES THESE ARE

TROUBLED TIMES AND THE

NATION NEEDS PRAYER.

BUT TO SEE NATIONAL REVIVAL,

WE NEED TO SEE IT ONE BY ONE

IN THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE

OF THE NATION.

AND THAT TAKES GETTING OUT

HERE AMONG THEM AND LETTING

THEM KNOW FACE TO FACE THERE

IS A GOD HO LOVE WHO LOVES

THEM.

Reporter: CBN NEWS

FOLLOWED THIS EVANGELIST ON

TO THE NATIONAL MALL AS HE

APPROACHED DOZENS OF

PEOPLE.

HAS ANYONE TOLD YOU GUYS

THAT GOD LOVES YOU GUYS?

AND HE HAS AN AWESOME PLAN

FOR YOUR LIFE?

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

Reporter: BY THE END OF

THE DAY, TROY AND HIS TEAM

LED SOME 500 PEOPLE TO

PRAYER FOR SALVATION.

COME INTO MY HEART AND

FORGIVE MY SINS.

Reporter: CELEBRATE

AMERICA'S D.C. JULY EVENT IS

MEANT JUST TO BE A SPARK.

ONCE SOMEBODY WINS

SOULS -- AND MOST DON'T --

SO WHEN CELEBRATE AMERICA IS

OVER, IT ISN'T ABOUT THAT

CRUDE SADE IS OVER, THEY

CONTINUE TO WIN SOULS.

WE'RE BELIEVING IN GOD FOR

ANOTHER SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

IN THE COUNTRY.

Reporter: PAUL STRAND,

CBN NEWS, FROM THE NATIONAL

MALL.

Charlene: AMEN, PRAYER

AND A CALL FOR PRAYER.

THAT'S GOING TO DO IT FOR

CBN NEWS TODAY.

YOU CAN FIND MORE OF OUR

EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF THE

NEWS YOU CARE MOST ABOUT AT

CBN NEWS.COM.

Efrem: HOPE YOU JOIN US

AGAIN RIGHT HERE NEXT TIME.

MAKE IT A MARVELOUS MONDAY,

EVERYBODY.

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