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CBN NewsWatch: July 24, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, July 24: Sudanese mother now free, arrives in Italy; Jihadists expel ancient Iraqi Christian community; UN accuses Israel of 'war crimes' against Hamas; and more. Read Transcript


WELCOME TO THIS EDITION

OF "NEWSWATCH," I'M CHARLENE

AARON.

Efrem: AND I'M EFREM

GRAHAM.

WHEN IS TOO MUCH SIN EQUAL

TO SIN?

BALANCING MODERN DAY FASHION

WITH CHRISTIAN MODESTY.

BUT FIRST WE GO TO THE

CENTS PE CBN NEWS ROOM.

HERE IS MARK MARTIN.

Mark: THE CHRISTIAN

WOMAN WHO NEARLY DIED FOR

HER FAITH IS NOW A FREE

WOMAN.

MERIAM IBRAHIM ARRIVED AT

THE AIRPORT TODAY.

HER RELEASE COMES ONE DAY

AFTER A CONGRESSIONAL

HEARING ABOUT HER CASE.

SHE IS MARRIED TO AN

AMERICAN, BUT FACED THE

DEATH SENTENCE FOR APOSTASY

AND WAS BEING PREVENTED FROM

LEAVING SUDAN WITH HER

HUSBAND AND CHILDREN.

RELIGIOUS RIGHTS ADVOCATES

SAY HER CASE IS JUST ONE OF

MANY.

SHE IS THE TIP OF THE

ICEBERG.

FOR EVERY ONE CASE OF MERIAM

IBRAHIM, THERE ARE HUNDREDS,

IF NOT THOUSANDS, OF THOSE

SUDANESE AND OTHERS WHO ARE

VICTIMS OF THE SHARI'A LAW.

UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF

PRESIDENT BASHIR, THAT IS

REALLY AN ABOMINATION OF

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

THE UNITED STATES NEEDS

TO SHOW MORE CONCERN ABOUT

RELIGIOUS HOSTILITY AND

PERSECUTION ABROAD,

PARTICULARLY THE CASE WITH

MERIAM IBRAHIM, WHERE THE

RESPONSE OF THE UNITED

STATES HAS BEEN INADEQUATE.

Mark: TINA RAMIREZ IS

THE HEAD OF "HARD WIRED."

Reporter: TINA, MERIAM

IS NOW SAFE IN ROME.

WHY ITALY?

THE DEPUTY FOREIGN

MINISTER OF ITALY ACTUALLY

TRAVEL TO SUDAN AND

NEGOTIATED THE ABILITY FOR

MERIAM TO LEAVE THE

COUNTRY.

AND THEN FLEW HER ON A

PRIVATE ITALIAN PLANE BACK

TO ITALY VERY EARLY THIS

MORNING.

Reporter: AND WE

UNDERSTAND SHE ALSO MET WITH

THE POPE.

WAS THE VATICAN INVOLVED IN

SECURING HER EXIT FROM

SUDAN?

THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT

HAS BEEN VERY ACTIVE ON

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM OVER THE

PAST TWO YEARS.

THEY HAVE SET UP A

CONSERVATORY ON RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM, AND THE MAYOR OF

ROME WAS VERY INTERESTED IN

WORKING IN ORDER TO PROMOTE

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AS A

PRIORITY FOR THE ITALIAN

GOVERNMENT.

SO WHAT WE SEE IS THAT BOTH

THE ITALIANS AND MANY

FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS THAT

WERE ACTIVE IN MERIAM'S

CASE, SUCH AS THE BRITISH

AND THE CANADIANS, HAVE BEEN

TAKING A VERY PRO-ACTIVE

ROLE.

WHILE MERIAM WAS IN PRISON,

IMAGINE SITTING IN A

SUDANESE PRISON EIGHT MONTHS

PREGNANT, IN THE HEAT OF

SUMMER IN SUDAN, AND

SHACKLED.

AND THE CANADIANS PROVIDED

HER AN AIR CONDITIONING UNIT

AND A FAN.

DURING THAT SAME TIME, THE

BRITISH WERE ORGANIZING FIVE

MEETINGS WITH THE LAWYERS

FOR MERIAM'S LEGAL TEAM.

Reporter: WE HAVE HEARD

ABOUT THE ITALIANS, THE

CANADIANS, THE BRITISH, WHAT

ABOUT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT?

HER HUSBAND IS A U.S.

CITIZEN.

HER CHILDREN ARE AMERICAN

CITIZENS.

WHAT ABOUT THE UNITED

STATES?

THE UNITED STATES, TO

ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, NEVER

ATTENDED ANY OF THE MEETINGS

WITH HER LAWYERS UNTIL AFTER

MIA WAS BORN.

THEY WERE QUESTIONING

DANIEL'S PATERNITY OVER THE

CHILDREN.

IT MIGHT HAVE DONE WITH A

LEGAL ISSUE, AS TO WHETHER

OR NOT THEIR MARRIAGE WAS

VALID, BUT IT SHOULD HAVE

BEEN THE UNITED STATES' JOB

TO DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO

DEFEND MERIAM AS A RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM CASE, REGARDLESS OF

HER RELATIONSHIP TO THE

UNITED STATES BECAUSE IT IS

A MATTER OF U.S. FOREIGN

POLICY UNDER THE

INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM ACT IN 1998, THAT WE

DO CARE ABOUT RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM, WHETHER FOR AN

AMERICAN CITIZEN OR NOT AN

AMERICAN CITIZEN.

Mark: AN ANCIENT

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY IN IRAQ

IS NO MORE.

FOR NEARLY 2,000 YEARS, THE

CITY OF MOSUL HAS HAD A

THRIVING CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITY.

NOW ISLAMISTS HAVE DRIVEN

NEARLY ALL OF THEM OUT.

IRAQI PRIME MINISTER NOURI

AL-MALIKI CONDEMNED THE

ATTACK ON CHRISTIANS IN

IRAQ.

HE SAYS CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN

EXPOSED TO VIOLENT ACTS THAT

HAVE NEVER BEEN WITNESSED

BEFORE IN IRAQ.

SUNNI MILITANTS TOLD THEM TO

CONVERT TO ISLAM, PAY A TAX,

OR FACE DEATH.

THERE ARE NO CHRISTIANS

LEFT IN MOSUL, GARY.

THEY HAVE ALL BEEN DRIVEN

OUT.

THEY WERE STRIPPED OF ALL OF

THEIR POSSESSIONS.

THEY WERE LEFT WITH

NOTHING.

THEIR HOUSES THAT WERE

STAMPED NAZARENE, MEAN

CHRISTIAN, AND STAMPED AGAIN

SAYING "PROPERTY OF THE

ISLAMIC STATE."

THEIR CARS, EVEN THEIR

WEDDING RINGS, SOMETIMES

WITH THEIR FINGERS ATTACHED,

IF THE RINGS WOULDN'T COME

OFF.

Mark: AN OFFICIAL WITH

THE NINEVEH GOVERNOR'S

OFFICE SAYS ONLY 25 FAMILIES

REMAIN IN MOSUL.

MALIKI PLEDGED TO PROTECT

THE CHRISTIANS, BUT HIS

GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN HELPLESS

SO FAR.

NINA SHAY SAYS THE

CHRISTIANS ARE FACING A

HEARTLESS ENEMY.

THEY HATE CHRISTIANS.

THEY HAVE TURNED OFF THEIR

WATERS AND IT IS 120° THERE

TODAY.

THEY SAID TO THEM, YOU DON'T

DESERVE WATER.

Mark: NOT ONLY ARE

ISLAMISTS TARGETING

BELIEVERS, THEY ARE

DESTROYING ALL CASES OF

CHRISTIANITY IN THE AREA.

VIDEO HAS SURFACED SHOWING

ISLAMISTS DESTROYING THE

TOMBS OF JONAH AND SETH.

THIS IS AN ANCIENT CITY.

IT GOES BACK TO BIBLICAL

TIMES.

I DID SEE THAT VIDEO AS

WELL.

THEY HAVE ALSO CAPTURED

ANCIENT MONASTERIES FROM THE

FOURTH CENTURY.

AND THEY ARE BURNING THE

ANCIENT BIBLICAL

MANUSCRIPTS, AND THESE ARE

PRICELESS FOR THE HERITAGE

OF CHRISTIANITY.

Mark: AND THEN THERE IS

THE REFUGEE CRISIS.

U.N. OFFICIALS SAY AROUND

TWO MILLION REFUGEES AND

INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE

FROM IRAQ AND SYRIA RESIDE

IN THE NORTHERN IRAQI REGION

OF KURDISTAN.

ISRAEL IS ANNOUNCING A

UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS

COUNCIL DECISION TO

INVESTIGATE ITS ACTIONS

AGAINST HAMAS.

THAT COMES AS HAMAS

TERRORISTS CONTINUE TO

LAUNCH ROCKETS AT ISRAELI

CIVILIANS.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: HAMAS

LAUNCHED NEARLY 80 ROCKETS

AT ISRAEL.

ON THE SAME DAY THE U.N.

DECIDED TO INVESTIGATE

ISRAEL FOR WAR CRIMES.

ISRAEL CAME UNDER FIRE FOR

ATTACKING THE WAFA HOSPITAL

ON TUESDAY.

THE I.D.F. RELEASED THIS

FOOTAGE, SHOWING HOW HAMAS

USED THE HOSPITAL TO SHOOT

AT ISRAEL, AND A TRANSCRIPT

OF A PHONE CONVERSATION

CONFIRMING THE HOSPITAL WAS

EMPTY.

THIS USE OF HUMAN SHIELDS

IS EXTRAORDINARILY CYNICAL,

IT'S GROTESQUE, IT'S

INHUMANE, BUT WHAT IS

EQUALL EQUALLY GROTESQUE IS

ISRAEL WAS CONDEMNED.

Reporter: BUT HE SAYS

HIS GROUP IS PROTECTING WHAT

HE CALLS ISRAEL LAND.

THEY SAY ISRAEL PUTS ITS

ONLY SOLDIERS AS RISK BY

WARNING PALESTINIAN SOLDIERS

TO LEAVE THE PLACES IT WILL

ATTACK.

WHILE HAMAS USES ITS OWN

CIVILIANS AS HUMAN SHIELDS.

YET WITH FIRE POWER ON ITS

SIDE, AND FOOTAGE OF

DEVASTATION ON HAMAS' SIDE,

ISRAEL IS OFTEN AT A

DISADVANTAGE TO PRESENT ITS

CASE.

I THINK PEOPLE SEE THE

EFFECTIVENESS OF ISRAEL'S

DEFENSE SYSTEMS, THE IRON

DOME, AND THEY SEE THAT

ISRAEL HAS INVESTED A HUGE

AMOUNT OF MONEY AND THERE

ARE VERY FEW CASUALTIES ON

THE ISRAELI SIDE.

Reporter: RICHARD KEMP

SAYS IT IS HAMAS, NOT

ISRAEL, THAT IS COMMITTING

THE WAR CRIMES.

ON THE CONTRARY, THE

HAMAS PALESTINIAN SIDE IN

GAZA, NO MONEY HAS BEEN

INVESTED INPUTING PEOPLE IN

SHELTERS.

AND THEY ASSUME THAT ISRAEL

MUST BE COMMITTING A WAR

CRIME.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN

KERRY CONTINUED HIS

DIPLOMACY TOWARDS REACHING A

CEASE-FIRE.

WE HAVE, IN THE LAST 24

HOURS, MADE SOME PROGRESS IN

MOVING TOWARDS THAT GOAL.

Reporter: IN THE

MEANTIME, "OPERATION

PROTECTIVE EDGE" ENTERED ITS

17th DAY.

BEHIND ME IS AN I.D.F.

ARTILLERY BATTERY, AND ONE

OF THE MAIN GOALS OF THE

I.D.F. REMAINS FINDING AND

DESTROYING THE MANY

INFILTRATION TUNNELS DUG BY

HAMAS INSIDE ISRAEL.

IF THERE IS NO BORDER, NO

BOUNDARY, NO LIMIT TO THEIR

ACCESS, WE ARE COMPLETELY

EXPOSED AND THERE IS NO LINE

OF DEFENSE.

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS ON THE

ISRAELI-GAZA BORDER.

MEANWHILE, THE F.A.A. HAS

LIFTED ITS TEMPORARY BAN ON

FLIGHTS INTO ISRAEL'S

AIRPORT IN TEL AVIV.

THAT BAN WAS PUT IN PLACE

AFTER HAMAS ROCKETS LANDED

NEAR THE AIRPORT,

THREATENING PLANES LOADED

WITH CIVILIANS.

COMING UP, CHARLENE AND

EPHRAIM ARE BACK WITH A

STORY OF COMPASSION VERSUS

THE LAW, HOW THE BORDER

CRISIS IS CHALLENGING THE

CHURCH.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

Efrem: HOUSE

REPUBLICANS AND SENATE

DEMOCRATS ARE REJECTING EACH

OTHER'S PLANS TO FIX THE

BORDER CRISIS.

THOUSANDS OF YOUNG

IMMIGRANTS CONTINUE TO FLOOD

THE SOUTHERN BORDER.

PRESIDENT OBAMA WANTS

$3.7 BILLION TO HELP DEAL

WITH THE CRISIS.

HOUSE REPUBLICANS HAVE

SCALED THAT BACK TO

$1.5 BILLION.

ONE HOUSE PROPOSAL WOULD

SEND THE NATIONAL GUARD.

ANOTHER WOULD CHANGE A 2008

ANTI-TRAFFICKING LAW TO

ALLOW CENTRAL AMERICAN

CHILDREN TO BE TURNED AROUND

QUICKLY AT THE BORDER AND

SENT BACK HOME.

SENATE DEMOCRATS REFUSE TO

INCLUDE THAT CHANGE, AND

THEY WANT TO SPEND A BILLION

DOLLARS MORE THAN THE

HOUSE.

IT IS NOT CLEAR IF THE TWO

SIDES WILL BE ABLE TO AGREE

ON ANYTHING BEFORE HEADING

HOME IN AUGUST FOR SUMMER

RECESS.

Charlene: FAITH GROUPS

ARE ANSWERING THE CALL TO

HELP THE FLOOD OF ILLEGAL

IMMIGRANTS ENTERING THE U.S.

ALONG THE TEXAS BORDER.

BORDER PATROL AGENTS

REQUESTED HELP FROM THE

SALVATION ARMY IN SEVERAL

CITIES.

THE GROUP IS SERVING HOT

MEALS, PROVIDING SHOWERS,

AND PROVIDING CLEAN

CLOTHING.

THEY SAY HUMANITY IS AT THE

HEART OF THE ISSUE, NOT

POLITICS.

THE SALVATION ARMY

MISSION IS TO MEET HUMAN

NEEDS IN JESUS' NAME WITHOUT

DISCRIMINATION.

Charlene: AND UNTIL THE

BORDER CRISIS ENDS, THE

SALVATION ARMY IS ASKING FOR

DONATIONS OF FOOD AND

CLOTHING TO HELP THOSE

ENTERING THE COUNTRY.

Efrem: DR. RUSSELL

MOORE IS PRESIDENT OF THE

SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTIONS

ETHICS AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

COMMISSION, AND HE IS JUST

BACK FROM THE BORDER, WHERE

HE TOURED SOME OF THE

DETENTION FACILITIES.

WE ASKED HIM HOW HIS VISIT

AFFECTED HIM PERSONALLY.

Reporter: DR. MOORE,

HOW DID YOUR VISIT TO THESE

SHELTERS AFFECT YOU?

WELL, IT PUT A HUMAN FACE

FOR ME ON A MORAL CRISIS.

WALKING AROUND IN THESE

ROOMS FILLED WITH CHILDREN

AT A TIME WHEN OUR CHURCHES

ARE SENDING CHILDREN THE

SAME AGE OFF TO YOUTH CAMP

OR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL.

TO SEE CHILDREN WHO HAVE

BEEN THROUGH UNSPEAKABLE

THING, IT PUT A HUMAN FACE

ON IT FOR ME.

Reporter: WHAT DID

THESE KIDS TELL YOU ABOUT

WHY THEY CAME HERE AND WHAT

THEY WERE LOOKING FOR?

WE ASKED AN ENTIRE ROOM,

WHY DID YOU COME HERE AND

MAKE THIS DANGEROUS TREK

TOWARDS THIS COUNTRY?

AND THE ANSWER WAS IMMEDIATE

FROM ALL OF THEM, VIOLENCE.

THEY TALKED ABOUT DRUG

CARTELS AND GANGS, WHO WERE

ENACTING TAXES, AS ONE OF

THEM PUT IT, SIMPLY TO LIVE

WHERE THEY LIVED.

Reporter: WHAT ARE

CHURCHES AND PASTORS DOING

TO HELP THESE CHILDREN WHO

MADE A DANGEROUS TRIP AND

ARE NOW ALONE IN THIS

COUNTRY?

WE HAVE CHURCHES ON THE

BORDER WHO ARE MINISTERING

RATE NOW TO KIDS, TO THEIR

MOTHERS.

WE HAVE PEOPLE HA AR WHO

ARE INVOLVED IN THE

DETENTION CENTERS,

MINISTERING TO THE

CHILDREN.

THE PRIMARY THING RIGHT NOW

IS I'M RECEIVING A DELUGE OF

REQUESTS FROM CHURCHES ALL

OVER THE COUNTRY, ASKING

WHAT CAN WE DO IMMEDIATELY?

Reporter: WHAT ELSE CAN

BE DONE TO HELP THESE KIDS?

WE NEED TO MAKE SURE

THERE IS FUNDING TO DEAL

WITH THE CRISIS OF

ADMINISTERING TO THESE

CHILDREN, IN TERMS OF THEIR

IMMEDIATE NEEDS FOR FOOD AND

CLOTHING AND TO ADJUDICATE

THE CASES OF THE CHILDREN,

TO DECIDE WHAT IS GOING ON

IN THE CASES OF THESE

PARTICULAR CHILDREN.

WE NEED THE BODY OF CHRIST

TO RECOGNIZE BOOZE WHATEVER

OUR POLITICAL DIFFERENCES

ARE, THESE CHILDREN ARE

CHILDREN OF GOD, AND LOVE BY

GOD, AND WE NEED TO REACT

WITH COMPASSION, AND NOT

ANGER AND FEAR.

Reporter: HAS OUR

IMMIGRATION POLICY

CONTRIBUTED TO THIS CRISIS

AND SHOULD IT BE CHANGED?

I THINK OUR IMMIGRATION

SYSTEM IS BROKEN.

I THINK EVERYBODY IN THIS

COUNTRY AGREES WITH THAT.

Reporter: HOW DO WE, AS

CHRISTIANS, BALANCE OUR

DESIRE TO PROTECT THE

BORDERS WHILE STILL SHOWING

THAT COMPASSION THAT YOU

MENTIONED TO THOSE WHO ARE

HERE?

Reporter: WELL, NO ONE

WANTS OPEN BORDERS.

WE ALL RECOGNIZE THAT

NATIONAL SECURITY DEMANDS

THAT WE KNOW WHO IS COMING

INTO THE COUNTRY AND WHY.

BUT WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE

THESE CHILDREN ARE NOT OUR

ENEMIES.

THESE ARE CHILDREN WHO ARE

ARE DESPERATELY SEEKING

ESCAPE.

Reporter: WHAT DO THESE

KIDS TELL YOU ABOUT THEIR

EXPERIENCES ON THE JOURNEY?

WELL, THEY DIDN'T WANT TO

TALK VERY MUCH ABOUT THE

JOURNEY ITSELF.

AND I REALLY DIDN'T PRESS

THEM.

I DIDN'T WANT TO FURTHER

TRAUMATIZE THEM BY SPENDING

A LOT OF TIME ON THAT.

THEY MOSTLY TALKED ABOUT THE

SITUATION BACK HOME, HOW

SCARED THEY WERE BACK HOME,

AND THEY TALKED ABOUT

AMERICA.

AND THE SENSE OF HOPE THAT

IS PRESENT IN AMERICA.

Reporter: DOCTOR

RUSSELL MOORE, THANKS SO

MUCH FOR JOINING US.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR TIME

TODAY.

Reporter: THANKS FOR

HAVING ME.

Charlene: UP NEXT,

PUSH-UP BRAS AND THONGS FOR

LITTLE GIRLS.

SEE WHO IS PUSHING BACK

AGAINST OUR RACY CULTURE AND

WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO

RESTORE MODESTY IN AMERICA.

Charlene: HOW MUCH SKIN

CAN A GIRL SHOW BEFORE IT'S

A SIN?

MODESTY CAN BE STICKY

SUBJECT EVEN AMONG

CHRISTIANS.

Efrem: BUT AS JENNIFER

WISHON EXPLAINS, BEING

MODESTY DOESN'T MEAN A WOMAN

CAN'T LET HER BEAUTY SHINE.

*

Reporter: IF YOU LOOK

AROUND, IT IS EASY TO THINK

MODESTY IS DEAD.

EVERYWHERE IMAGES TELL US

LESS IS MORE.

AND THE PRESSURE FOR YOUNG

GIRLS TO LOOK SEXY HAS NEVER

BEEN MORE POTENT.

I THINK THE MEDIA

PROMOTES SEXINESS.

THEY'RE WEARING THE

EIGHT-INCH HEELS.

IT IS VERY HARD AS A

PARENT, TO TRY TO RAISE YOUR

CHILD IN THIS SOCIETY THAT

WE HAVE RIGHT NOW WITH SOME

RULES AND WITH SOME

STRUCTURE.

I KNOW THE REASON WHY

MOST GIRLS DRESS LIKE THAT

IS THEY'RE TRYING TO GET

ATTENTION FROM BOYS.

Reporter: WE MET

STEPHANIE AT AN EVENT IN

VIRGINIA, DESIGNED TO SHOW

YOUNG GIRLS MODESTY IS HOT.

IT ALL HAS TO DO WITH

BEAUTY, BUT BEAUTY SHOULD

REALLY COME FROM THE INSIDE

OUT.

UNFORTUNATELY, THE

GENERATION WE'RE LIVING IN

SAYS THE LESS YOU WEAR, THE

MORE HOT AND BEAUTIFUL YOU

ARE.

BUT THERE IS SOMETHING

REALLY BEAUTIFUL IN

MYSTERY.

Reporter: JIM I JEAN

IS THE CREATOR OF "MODESTY

IS HOTTEST."

SHE SAYS LOOK AROUND, EVEN

IN THE CHURCH, AND YOU'LL

SEE IT IS NEEDED.

I DIDN'T COME TO KNOW THE

LORD UNTIL I WAS MUCH

OLDER.

I WAS 21.

I DIDN'T GROW UP IN YOUTH

GROUPS OR DOING ANY OF

THAT.

WHEN I BECAME GROWING IN

CHRIST AND NOTHING JESUS, I

REALIZED, WOW, WHY ARE WE

DRESSING THE SAME WAY I USED

TO DRESS IN THE CLUBS?

INSTEAD OF THROWING THE RULE

BOOK OUT OF THEM, YOU

EXPLAIN IT IS OUT OF LOVE.

YOU LOVE THE LORD AND HE

LOVES YOU, AND THIS IS HOW

YOU RESPOND.

OUT OF MODESTY.

Reporter: WHAT IS

MODESTY?

THAT'S AN INTERESTING

TOPIC.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE

SCRIPTURES, MODESTY IS

SELF-CONTROL AND HOW YOU

PRESENT YOURSELF EXTERNALLY,

SO PEOPLE CAN SEE YOUR

HEART.

THE BIBLE TEACHES OUR

PRIMARY ROLE IS TO GLORIFY

GOD.

ANY TIME WE DRESS

IMMODESTYLY, WE'RE BRINGING

GLORY TO OURSELVES.

THAT'S THE GREATEST SIN OF

MODESTY.

WE'RE SAYING, LOOK AT ME,

INSTEAD OF SAYING LOOK AT

GOD.

Reporter: FRESH IS ONE

OF THE EXPERTS.

HER MINISTRY "SECRET KEEPER

GIRL," TRAVELS THE COUNTRY,

TEACHING GIRLS AND THEIR

MOMS ABOUT MODESTY AND WHY

IT IS IMPORTANT.

SHE HAS ALSO WRITTEN BOOKS

ABOUT MODESTY AND KNOWS IT

CAN BE CONTROVERSIAL, EVEN

WITHIN THE CHURCH.

AND THE TOUGH THING IS

THERE AREN'T ANY EXACT

RULES, RIGHT?

NO.

GOD DIDN'T SPELL IT OUT IN

BLACK AND WHITE FOR US.

INSTEAD, HE HAS ASKED US TO

SEARCH WITH OUR HEARTS.

Reporter: THEY OFFER

GIRLS FASHION TIPS, TO HELP

THEM BE MODEST, WHILE STILL

SHOWCASING THEIR PERSONAL

STYLE.

I REMEMBER GOING OUT

LOOKING LIKE A HOOTCHIE

MOM.

Reporter: ONE OF THE

FACTORS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

ENGAGING IN SEX BEFORE

MARRIAGE IS APPEARING OR

DRESSING OLDER.

IT IS INCREASINGLY EASIER TO

DO.

COMPANIES MARKET PRODUCTS TO

EXTREMELY YOUNG GIRLS.

SOME OF THE PRODUCTS SOLD

TO 8, 9, 10, 11-YEAR-OLD

GIRLS ARE PUSH-UP BRAS, AND

THONG UNDERWEAR CALLED EYE

CANDY, AND EYELINER AND

MASCARA.

IN THE LAST THREE YEARS,

EYELINER AND MASCARA SALES

FOR 10-YEAR-OLDS HAS

DOUBLED.

Reporter: SO IF YOU CAN

REACH GIRLS BETWEEN THE AGES

OF 8 AND 12 --

8 AND 15, AND TEACH THEM

MODESTY --

Reporter: YOU REALLY

CAN CHANGE THE TRAJECTORY OF

THEIR LIVES?

THAT'S THE POINT.

DOING IT BEFORE THE AGE OF

12 IS CRITICAL TO PUTTING

HER ON A PATHWAY TO PURITY.

Reporter: AND WHAT

ABOUT BOYS AND MEN?

THE BIBLE DIDN'T OFFER ANY

MODESTY INSTRUCTIONS FOR

THEM.

FRESH SUGGESTS IT IS BECAUSE

MEN ARE MORE VULNERABLE TO

THE BEAUTY OF WOMEN, THAN

WOMEN ARE TO THE ALLURE OF

MEN.

DO WOMEN HAVE A

RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP

PROTECT THE EYES OF MEN?

THE WAY THAT A MAN TREATS

A WOMAN IS ENTIRELY HIS

RESPONSIBILITY, PERIOD.

HOWEVER, A WOMAN IS CALLED

TO EXEMPLIFY THE FRUIT OF

THE SPIRIT.

ONE OF THE FRUITS OF THE

SPIRIT IS SELF-CONTROL.

AND I THINK WE NEED TO BE

ABLE TO EXEMPLIFY THAT IN

THE WAY THAT WE DRESS AND

THE WAY WE PRESENT

OURSELVES.

Reporter: DO MEN HAVE A

RESPONSIBILITY TO BE

MODEST?

SURE, MEN HAVE A

RESPONSIBILITY.

AND I WISH WE COULD GET SOME

DUDES TO START TALKING ABOUT

THAT.

THE ABERCROMBIE GUY IS SO

NAKED.

[LAUGHTER]

I THINK MEN HAVE THE SAME

RESPONSIBILITY, FOR US TO BE

ABLE TO SEE THEIR GOOD

WORKS.

FOR US TO BE ABLE TO SEE THE

INNER QUALITIES AND

STRENGTHS THAT GOD HAS PUT

IN THEM, NOT THEIR BODIES.

Reporter: FRESH SAYS IF

WE WAKE UP EVERY DAY FOCUSED

ON HONORING AND GLORIFYING

GOD, WE'LL DRESS

APPROPRIATELY.

AND JEAN SAYS, IF YOU'RE NOT

SURE, JUST ASK YOUR

PARENTS.

IT ISN'T IN WHAT THE

BILLBOARD SAYS YOU NEED TO

LOOK LIKE.

IT ISN'T IN BEING A SIZE 2

OR SIZE 10.

IT IS IN ACCEPTING YOU ARE

FEARFULLY AND TRULY AND

WONDERFULLY MADE BY HIM,

REGARDLESS OF WHAT SOCIETY

SAYS.

Reporter: JENNIFER

WISHON, CBN NEWS.

Charlene: I'LL TELL

YOU, THAT IS DEFINITELY AN

ISSUE THAT IS A STICKY

SUBJECT.

Efrem: HAVING A YOUNG

DAUGHTER MYSELF, IT IS

SOMETHING THAT REALLY,

REALLY CONCERNS ME.

STAY WITH US, WE'RE COMING

RIGHT BACK.

Charlene: FINALLY

TODAY, HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE

FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE

IN OHIO THIS WEEK FOR THE

77th ANNUAL RUNNING OF THE

SOAP BOX DERBY.

Efrem: FOR SOME IT IS A

FIRST TIME FAMILY ADVENTURE,

AND FOR OTHERS IT IS A

FAMILY TRADITION.

THE WEEKEND IS FUN FOR

FAMILIES OF ALL AGES.

CATHY SHIRLEY IS IN TOWN TO

ROOT ON HER GRANDCHILDREN.

WE WERE HERE LAST YEAR

FOR BOTH OF OUR

GRANDCHILDREN, AND WE WERE

HERE A FEW YEARS AGO, WHEN

OUR SON PARTICIPATED.

IT IS A GREAT FAMILY

ADVENTURE.

IT IS A REAL BONDING TIME

FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.

Efrem: THIS RACE WILL

HAPPEN SATURDAY.

WHILE THIS YEAR'S EVENT IS

LOOKING GREAT, A FEW YEARS

AGO FINANCIAL STRUGGLES

INSPIRED THE MAKING OF A

HALF CALLED "25 HILL."

IN THE MOVIE, THE KIDS

SPEARHEADED A CAMPAIGN TO

SAVE THE DERBY.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE DERBY

SAYS THE SUPPORT OF THE

COMMUNITY HAS KEPT THE DERBY

ALIVE.

ONE TO WATCH ON SATURDAY.

Charlene: IT LOOKS LIKE

SO MUCH FUN.

Efrem: IT IS.

IT IS.

Charlene: THAT'S GOING

TO DO IT FOR NOW ON CBN NEWS

TODAY.

YOU CAN FIND MORE OF OUR

EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF THE

ISSUES YOU CARE MOST ABOUT

ON CBNNEWS.COM.

Efrem: YOU CAN TALK TO

US ON Facebook, OR AT CBN

NEWS ON TWITTER.

IT IS THURSDAY.

MAKE IT A THANKFUL ONE,

EVERYBODY.

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