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CBN NewsWatch: August 1, 2014

On CBN NewsWatch, August 1:Envoy: Hamas the' real culprit' in UN school strike, Film 'Get on Up!' reveals James Browns' gospel roots, and more. Read Transcript


THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR

CBN NEWS TODAY.

I'M CHARLENE AARON.

THE WAR BETWEEN ISRAEL AND

HAMAS RESUMED TODAY AFTER

THE LATEST CEASE-FIRE

COLLAPSED.

FIGHTING BROKE OUT IN

SOUTHERN GAZA HOURS AFTER

THE AGREEMENT WENT INTO

EFFECT.

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU HAS VOWED

TO KEEP UP THE FIGHT UNTIL

HAMAS TERROR TUNNELS ARE

DESTROYED.

AS CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS,

THE U.N. AND THE U.S.

CRITICIZED ISRAEL FOR AN

ATTACK EARLIER THIS WEEK AT

A U.N. FACILITY.

Reporter: THE WHITE

HOUSE CALLED THE ATTACK AT

THE U.N. SCHOOL UNACCEPTABLE

AND INDEFENSIBLE.

NEARLY 20 PEOPLE DIED DURING

THE ATTACK, BUT RON DURMER

TOLD CBN NEWS THE INCIDENT

DEMONSTRATED HOW HAMAS

PLACES ITS INFRASTRUCTURE

WITHIN CIVILIAN

POPULATIONS.

THEY WANT US TO KILL

PALESTINIAN CIVILIANS

BECAUSE WHAT THEY HOPE TO DO

IS TO TAKE THOSE HORRIBLE

PICTURES THAT WOULD MOVE ANY

DECENT PERSON, WHEN YOU SEE

CHILDREN KILLED -- AND IN

ANY WAR THAT CAN HAPPEN --

WHAT HAMAS WANTS THOSE

PRODUCTION TO DO IS TO LEAD

TO INTERNATIONAL OUTRAGE AND

PRESSURE ON ISRAEL.

Reporter: DURMER SAYS

WHEN THE WORLD SEES THOSE

PICTURES, THE WORLD NEEDS TO

PRESSURE THE REAL CULPRIT,

HAMAS.

ARE WE GOING TO FINALLY

HAVE THE PICTURES LEAD TO

PRESSURE ON HAMAS?

IF PICTURES LEAD TO PRESSURE

ON HAMAS, THE CHANCES OF

THEM DOING THIS OVER AND

OVER AGAIN GO DOWN.

IF THEY LEAD TO ISRAEL, YOU

ARE ACTUALLY NOT ONLY

ENDANGERING ISRAELI

CIVILIANS, YOU'RE

ENDANGERING PRIMARILY

PALESTINIAN CIVILIANS

BECAUSE THEY'LL CONTINUE TO

USE THEIR OWN PEOPLE AT

HUMAN SHIELDS.

IT IS SICK AND GROTESQUE AND

IT HAS TO STOP.

Reporter: DURING THE

CONFLICT, HAMAS ROCKETS WERE

FOUND IN THREE U.S.

SCHOOLS.

AS A JOURNAL WHO COVERS

GAZA AND UNRA, I WAS NOT AT

ALL SURPRISED ROCKETS WERE

FOUND IN UNRA.

Reporter: HE WROTE,

"HOW THE U.N. PERPETUATES

THE ISRAELI-HAMAS CONFLICT,

AND HOW UNRA IS ACTUALLY

HELPING HAMAS."

THEY WARNED THE UNITED

STATES GOVERNMENT AND THE

EUROPEAN UNION, THE PRIME

SUPPORTERS OF UNRA, THAT

THERE WERE MILITARY TRAINING

AND WEAPONS IN THE CAMPS, IN

ALL OF THE UNRA CAMPS IN

GAZA.

OUR AGENCY WAS IGNORED

DESPITE THE FACTS.

Reporter: DURMER SAYS

LAWMAKERS ON CAPITOL HILL

ARE BEGINNING TO ASK

QUESTIONS.

HOW DID THEY ALLOW THEIR

SCHOOLS FOR WEAPONS?

THESE ARE VERY, VERY SERIOUS

ISSUES THAT CAN CORRUPT THE

ENTIRE SYSTEM.

NOT TO ALLOW THEIR SHELTERS

TO BE USED AS BASICALLY

MILITARY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR

HAMAS.

IT IS UNACCEPTABLE, AND MORE

AND MORE PEOPLE ARE ASKING

QUESTIONS.

WE'LL HAVE TO SEE WHAT

HAPPENS.

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Charlene: THE CHRISTIAN

WOMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH IN

SUDAN FOR REFUSING TO

RENOUNCE HER FAITH IS NOW

SAFELY HOME IN THE UNITED

STATES.

MERIAM IBRAHIM AND HER

FAMILY ARRIVED IN NEW

HAMPSHIRE LAST NIGHT.

THEY WERE MET WITH SINGING

AND CELEBRATION.

TAKE A LISTEN.

* HALLELUJAH

Charlene: MERIAM'S LIFE

HAS BEEN A WORLD-WIND THE

LAST WEEK, FROM ESCAPING

SUDAN TO MEETING THE POPE IN

ROME.

SHE FINALLY ARRIVED IN THE

U.S., WHERE HER HUSBAND,

DANIEL, IS A CITIZEN.

SHE MADE THE JOURNEY WITH

DANIEL AND THEIR TWO YOUNG

CHILDREN, ONE OF WHOM SHE

GAVE BIRTH TO WHILE SHACKLED

IN PRISON.

HER FIRST STOP IN THE U.S.

WAS A LAYOVER IN

PHILADELPHIA, WHERE SHE MET

PRIVATELY WITH THE MAYOR.

HE TOLD CBN NEWS ABOUT HER

WELL-BEING.

SHE IS A TREMENDOUSLY

STRONG WOMAN, THAT HER FAITH

GIVES HER, I WOULD SAY,

ALMOST A CERTAIN AURA ABOUT

HER.

THE ORDEAL THAT SHE AND HER

FAMILY HAVE BEEN THROUGH, TO

COME TO THIS CITY OF

FAITH -- AND I TALKED ABOUT

WILLIAM PENN AND THE

FOUNDING OF PHILADELPHIA AND

PENNSYLVANIA CITY, FOUNDED

ON TH ON THE TENENTS OF

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND

OPENNESS AND THE ABILITY TO

PRACTICE YOUR FAITH, AND

BOTH OF THEM SMILED.

Charlene: IBRAHIM WAS

SENTENCED TO DEATH, BUT

RELEASED AFTER AN OUTCRY.

THE SUDANESE GOVERNMENT

CLAIMED SHE ABANDONED ISLAM

WHEN SHE MARRIED HER

CHRISTIAN HUSBAND.

BUT SHE SAYS SHE WAS ALWAYS

A CHRISTIAN.

THE EBOLA OUTBREAK IS

WORSENING.

THEY ARE WARNING PEOPLE NOT

TO TRAVEL TO THE THREE

HARDEST HIT COUNTRIES.

AND THE U.S. PREPARES FOR

THE RETURN OF TWO AMERICAN

MISSIONARIES AFFECTED WITH

THE VIRUS WHILE SERVING IN

LIBERIA.

CAITLIN BURKE REPORTS.

Reporter: IT IS THE

WORST EBOLA OUTBREAK IN

HISTORY.

THE VIRUS IS NOW BEING

BLAMED FOR MORE THAN 700

DEATHS IN FOUR WEST AFRICAN

COUNTRIES, AND IT SHOWS NO

SIGNS OF COMING UNDER

CONTROL.

THE CENTER FOR DISEASE

CONTROL AND PREVENTION ON

THURSDAY WARNED AMERICANS TO

AVOID NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL

TO GWINNETT GUINEA,

LIBERIA, AND SIERRA LEONE.

UNFORTUNATELY, THESE

COUNTRIES DON'T HAVE THE

INFRASTRUCTURE TO HANDLE

THESE OUTBREAKS.

Reporter: NANCY

WRITEBOL AND DR. KENT

BRANTLY WILL RETURN TO THE

U.S. TO BE TREATED.

THEY WERE SERVING WITH

SAMARITAN'S PURSE AND THE

CHRISTIAN MINISTRY S.I.M..

WRITEBOL IS IN SERIOUS, BUT

STABLE CONDITION AND IS

RECEIVING AN EXPERIMENTAL

DRUG.

THE EBOLA VIRUS, IN TERMS

OF MORTALITY RATES, RIGHT

NOW IS AT 64%.

THAT'S GOOD NEWS FOR US.

WE FEEL LIKE THAT'S, MOM HAS

A CHANCE.

Reporter: FRANKLIN

GRAHAM IS THE C.E.O. OF

SAMARITAN'S PURSE AND HE

GAVE AN UPDATE ON

DR. BRANTLY.

HE IS FIGHTING FOR HIS

LIFE.

IT IS A VERY DIFFICULT DAY

FOR HIM.

AND WE JUST ASK EVERYBODY

WHO IS WATCHING IF THEY WILL

PRAY.

Reporter: THOSE WHO

KNOW DR. BRANTLY SAY HE PUT

HIS LIFE ON THE LINE FOR ONE

REASON.

THIS IS A GUY WHO THINKS

THAT PEOPLE SHOULD DO MORE

THAN JUST GIVE LIP SERVICE

WHEN THEY SAY THEY'RE GOING

TO FOLLOW JESUS.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

LIBERIAN CHRISTIANS ARE

GATHERING FOR A TIME THEY'RE

CALLING SACK CLOTH AND

ASHES, ASKING GOD TO STOP

THE SPREAD OF EBOLA IN THEIR

COUNTRY.

500 LEADERS ARE COMING

TOGETHER IN THE CAPITAL CITY

IN LIBERIA FOR FASTING AND

PRAYER.

THIS PASTOR TOLD US

CHRISTIANS ARE TRUSTING GOD

FOR A MIRACLE.

WHAT WE WANT IS A

MIRACLE.

IF IT IS AN ERROR OR A SIN

WE HAVE COMMITTED, WE WANT

GOD TO FORGIVE THE CHURCH,

THE GOVERNMENT, AND THE

NATION AND HEAL THE LAND.

Reporter: CAITLIN

BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Charlene: AND YOU CAN

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE

LIBERIAN CHURCH'S PRAYER AND

FASTING CAMPAIGN ON GARY

LANE'S BLOG, CALLED THE

GLOBAL LANE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

THE U.S. GOVERNMENT SAYS IT

IS SENDING AN ADDITIONAL

$378 MILLION IN AID TO

PEOPLE IN WAR-TORN SYRIA.

ONGOING FIGHTING HAS

RESULTED IN GREAT SUFFERING

FOR THOSE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE

THE COUNTRY.

SOME WHO FLED THE COUNTRY

FOR NEIGHBORING LEBANON ARE

CONTINUING TO RECEIVE

RELIEF.

PARTNERING WITH CHURCHES,

CBN PAID TO SHIP A CONTAINER

FILLED WITH MUCH-NEEDED

ITEMS TO LEBANON.

BUSHFIELD CONSULTANTS WORKED

WITH A CHURCH TO DISTRIBUTE

CLOTHING, BEDDING, VITAMINS,

AND PASTA IN THE MECCA

VALLEY.

WE'VE BEEN VERY BLESSED

TO BE ABLE TO PARTNER WITH

CBN.

WE ARE HERE TO HELP THE

PEOPLE IN NEED WHO ARE LIKE

US, WHO ALL OF A SUDDEN HAVE

LOST EVERYTHING AND RUN AWAY

WITH THE CLOTHING ON THEIR

BACKS.

WE HAVE BEEN VERY ACTIVE,

AND WE ARE COMMITTED TO

CONTINUE.

Charlene: THE BOXED

ITEMS WERE GIVEN TO

CHRISTIAN FAMILIES AT A

CHURCH.

MUSLIMS RECEIVED THEIRS AT A

NEARBY REFUGEE CAMP.

CBN HAS BEEN HELPING SYRIAN

REFUGEES THROUGHOUT THE

REGION FOR MORE THAN TWO

YEARS.

AN AMERICAN CHRISTIAN HELD

IN NORTH KOREA SAYS HE FEELS

ABANDONED BY THE UNITED

STATES GOVERNMENT.

KENNETH BAE, A FORMER TOUR

GUIDE, HAS BEEN IMPRISONED

IN THE COMMUNIST COUNTRY FOR

NEARLY TWO YEARS.

IN AN INTERVIEW WITH A

PRO-NORTHERN KOREAN

NEWSPAPER BAIPPE BASED IN

JAPAN, BAE SAID NOTHING

SEEMS TO BE HAPPENING IN

THIS CASE, AND HE IS AFRAID

OF BEING SENT BACK TO A

LABOR CAMP.

HIS SISTER SAYS IT IS THE

FIRST TIME THEY'VE HEARD

FROM HIM SINCE APRIL, AND

SHE CALLS ON THE WHITE HOUSE

TO DO MORE TO SECURE HIS

RELEASE.

BACK HERE IN THE U.S., THE

U.S. COAL INDUSTRY IS

PREPARING FOR MORE LAYOFFS

THIS FALL.

ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES SAYS

IT IS EXPECTED TO LAYOFF

1100 WORKERS BY

MID-OCTOBER.

THE COMPANY SAYS WEAK

MARKETS AND FEDERAL

REGULATION ON CARBON

EMISSIONS ARE MAKING IT MORE

DIFFICULT TO OPERATE.

SOME HAVE ACCUSED PRESIDENT

OBAMA OF A WAR ON COAL.

WEST VIRGINIA'S GOVERNOR

SAYS THE LAYOFF SHOWS THE

STATE'S FEARS OVER THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION'S RULES HAVE

COME TRUE.

ALPHA HAS LAID OFF 4,000

EMPLOYEES AND SHUT DOWN 60

MINES AND 35 MILLION TONS OF

PRODUCTION.

COMING UP, CAN YOU BE A

CHRISTIAN AND A BUSINESSMAN

AT THE SAME TIME?

IN COLORADO, THAT ANSWER IS

NO.

YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT

HAPPENS IF YOU DARE TO STAND

YOUR FAITH.

Charlene: JUSTICE RUTH

BADER GINSBURG IS DEFENDING

THE SUPREME COURT'S DECISION

TO STRIKE DOWN THE 35-FOOT

BUFFER ZONE OUTSIDE THE

ABORTION CLINICS.

SHE SAYS THE RULING IN JUNE

BALANCES THE RIGHTS OF

CLINIC ACCESS WITH THE FREE

SPEECH OF OPPONENTS.

THEY SAID THE DECISION

EMBOLDENS MORE VIOLENCE AND

HARASSMENT AND INTIMIDATION

OF WOMEN IN THE NAME OF FREE

SPEECH.

BUT GINSBURG BURG SAY SAYS

THE STATE'S CASE WAS WEAK.

IN MISSOURI, NATIONAL GUARD

TROOPS DID NOT GET

PERMISSION TO APPEAR AT A

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL.

THEY WANTED TO HONOR MEMBERS

OF THE MILITARY USING THE

THEME "GOD'S RESCUE SQUAD."

LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS AND

SHERIFFS ATTENDED THE

PATRIOTIC SERVICES.

MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL

GUARD WERE ALSO INVITED, BUT

DID NOT APPEAR.

THEY SAID THEY RECEIVED THE

INVITATION TOO LATE, BUT IT

SEEMS ANOTHER FACTOR ALSO

PLAYED A ROLE.

IT IS A FEDERAL ACTION THAT

FORBIDS THEM FROM TAKING

PART IN EVENTS.

CBN NEWS SPOKE WITH THE

CHURCH'S PASTOR ABOUT THE

ISSUE.

IT WAS SAD.

I THINK OUR KIDS WERE

DISAPPOINTED.

I READ ABOUT THIS AND HEAR

ABOUT THIS IN BIG CITIES,

NEW YORK CITY AND THINGS

LIKE THAT, BUT CARPAGE,

MISSOURI?

WE'RE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF

THE COUNTRY.

THIS IS WHAT EVERYBODY

CONSIDERS THE BIBLE BELT.

AND OUR MILITARY SAYS, NOPE,

WE CAN'T DO THAT BECAUSE IT

LOOKS LIKE IT IS GOING TO BE

AN ISSUE OF SEPARATION OF

CHURCH OF STATE.

Charlene: A SPOKESMAN

FOR THE NATIONAL GUARD CITES

TIME RESTRAINTS FOR THE

DENIAL, NOT RELIGIOUS

REASONS.

WHAT YOU DO SOMETHING THAT

GOES AGAINST YOUR RELIGIOUS

BELIEFS?

WHAT IF THE GOVERNMENT

ORDERED YOU TO, AND IF YOU

REFUSED, THEY TELL YOU

YOU'RE BREAKING THE LAW?

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO THE

CHRISTIAN OWNER OF A BAKE

BAKERY IN COLORADO, WHO SAID

HE WOULDN'T MAKE A CAKE FOR

A SAME-SEX MARRIAGE@C@C

CELEBRATION.

BUT AS MARK MARTIN REPORTS,

HIS STORY ISN'T OVER YET.@s

Mark: THE SIGN ON THE

DOOR READS, "CELEBRATING 20

YEARS OF GREAT CAKES."

AND DURING THAT TIME,

LAKEWOOD, COLORADO'S BAKE

SHOP HAS CREATED ART IN THE

FORM OF BAKED GOODS TO KEEP

COSTUMERS COMING BACK.

FROM COOKIES AND CUPCAKES TO

SIGNATURE CAKES.

CHECK OUT THE MOUNTAIN

LANDSCAPE ON THIS ONE.

JACK PHILLIPS AND HIS

DAUGHTER, LISA, HAVE

TRANSFORMED THEIR BAKERY

INTO A STUDIO.

ALL OF IT, JACK SAYS,

INSPIRED AND MOTIVATED BY

HIS FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

I THINK ABOUT THROUGHOUT THE

DAY WHEN I WAKE UP AND GO TO

WORK, I WANT TO KNOW WHAT

I'M DOING IS PLEASING TO

HIM.

I HONOR HIM AND HIS WORD

BECAUSE THAT'S THE MOST

IMPORTANT THING.

Mark: JACK'S CHRISTIAN

FAITH LANDED HIM IN TROUBLE

WITH THE LAW.

THE CRIME: ADHERING TO HIS

BIBLICAL RELIEF THAT

MARRIAGE IS BETWEEN ONE MAN

AND ONE WOMAN.

A HOMOSEXUAL COUPLE SUED

JACK AFTER HE DECLINED TO

MAKE A CAKE TO CELEBRATE

THEIR MARRIAGE.

THE COLORADO COMMISSION

STATED JACK'S REFUSAL WENT

AGAINST THE STATE'S COMPLIC

ACCOMMODATION LAW.

IT REQUIRES BUSINESSES TO

SERVE COSTUMERS, REGARDLESS

OF THEIR SEXUAL

ORIENTATION.

IN A PUBLIC STATEMENT, ONE

MEMBER OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS

COMMISSION SAID, "I CAN

BELIEVE ANYTHING I WANT, BUT

IF I'M GOING TO DO BUSINESS

HERE, I OUGHT TO NOT

DISCRIMINATE AGAINST

PEOPLE."

I DIDN'T DISCRIMINATE

AGAINST ANYBODY.

I HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO MAKE

CAKES FOR SAME-SEX

WEDDINGS.

I TOLD DAVID AND CHARLIE

WHEN THEY CAME IN I WOULD

SELL THEM COOKIES AND BROWNS

BROWNIES, BUT I DON'T DO THE

SAME-SEX WEDDING CAKES.

I DID NOT DISCRIMINATE

AGAINST THEM, JUST THAT

EVENT.

Reporter: JACK'S

ATTORNEY, NICOLE MARTIN,

SAYS THE COMMISSION VIOLATED

JACK'S FIRST AMENDMENT

RIGHTS, AND SHE HAS TAKEN

THE CASE TO THE COLORADO

COURT OF APPEALS.

THE CIVIL RIGHTS

COMMISSION'S ORDER REQUIRES

JACK AND HIS STAFF TO MAKE

CAKES FOR SAME-SEX

CELEBRATIONS, IF ASKED.

HE MUST ALSO REEDUCATE HIS

STAFF ABOUT COLORADO'S

ANTI-DISCRIMINATION ACT.

UNDER THAT LAW, ARTISTS MUST

ENDORSE ALL VIEWS.

THE ORDER ALSO REQUIRES HIM

TO PUT IN PLACE INTO

POLICIES TO COMPLY WITH THE

COMMISSION'S ORDER.

IN ADDITION, HE WILL SUBMIT

QUARTERLY COMPLIANCE REPORTS

TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR TWO

YEARS.

ACCORDING TO ALLIANCE

DEFENDING FREEDOM, THE

REPORTS MUST INCLUDE THE

NUMBER OF COSTUMERS DECLINED

A WEDDING CAKE OR ANY OTHER

PRODUCT AND INCLUDE WHY, SO

TO ENSURE HE HAS FULLY

ELIMINATED HIS RELIGIOUS

BELIEFS FROM HIS BUSINESS.

THE GOVERNMENT HAS CHOSEN

WHICH MESSAGE IT FAVORS IN

THIS CASE.

I THINK THE STATE HAS MADE

IT VERY CLEAR.

JACK'S FIRST AMENDMENT

RIGHTS, JACK'S FREEDOM TO

EXPRESS HIMSELF, OR MORE

IMPORTANTLY, NOT EXPRESS

HIMSELF, MUST BOW TO THE

COMPLAINANTS' MESSAGE.

ALL I CAN SAY IS WHAT THAT

LOOKS LIKE TO ME IS

SOMETHING VERY FRIGHTENING.

AND THAT'S NOTHING MORE THAN

DIVERSITIY THROUGH

CONFORMITY.

AND THAT'S NOT DIVERSITIY AT

ALL.

Reporter: JACK PHILIP'S

CASE IS ONE OF A HANDFUL IN

WHICH COMPLAINANTS SUED

PRIVATE BUSINESSES FOR

REFUSING TO ACCOMMODATE CAY

COUPLES GETTING MARRIED.

AND IT HELPED LEAD TO

CONTROVERSIAL PROPOSALS IN

SEVERAL STAYS, ALLOWING

BUSINESSES TO DECLINE

SERVICE BASED ON THE

RELIGIOUS BELIEFS OF

OWNERS.

THIS CASE IS NOT ABOUT,

AND IT NEVER HAS BEEN ABOUT

THE YOUNG MEN WHO CAME IN

HERO ALMOSHERE ALMOST TWO

YEARS AGO ASKING JACK TO

DESIGN THEIR CAKE.

THIS CASE HAS ALWAYS BEEN

ABOUT THE MESSAGE WHAT THAT

CAKE EXPRESSES AND

COMMUNICATES.

THIS IS SURPRISING.

IT IS NOT WHAT THEY TAUGHT

US IN CIVICS CLASS, THAT

THEY CAN DO THIS TO YOU.

THEY DO THIS IN OTHER

COUNTRIES, NOT HERE.

SO JACK STANDS ON THE

FIRST AMENDMENT.

IN THIS CASE, WE'RE GOING TO

LEARN WHETHER THE FIRST

AMENDMENT HAS A FUTURE IN

AMERICA.

Mark: AND IN A COUNTRY

FOUNDED ON FREEDOM OF

RELIGION AND SPEECH, THAT'S

A FUTURE IMPORTANT TO ALL

AMERICANS.

MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS,

LAKEWOOD, COLORADO.

Charlene: UP NEXT, THE

GODFATHER OF SOUL.

THE TUMULTUOUS LIFE OF JAMES

BROWN AND HOW GOSPEL MUSIC

CHANGED HIS LIFE.

Charlene: KNOWN AS THE

GODFATHER OF IS SOUL, JAMES

BROWN'S WORK STILL

INFLUENCES THE

MUSIC

INDUSTRY MORE THAN SIX YEARS

AFTER HIS DEATH.

A FEATURE FILM ABOUT HIS

LIFE HITS THEATERS TODAY.

AND AS EFREM GRAHAM SHOWS

US, THE CHURCH PLAYED A BIG

INFLUENCE ON HIS LIFE AND

LEGACY.

* BABY

Efrem: JAMES BROWN'S

STORY IS THE REAL-LIFE TALE

OF RAGS-TO-RICHES, WITH A

FEW BUMPS ON THE JOURNEY.

HE HAD TO FEND FOR

HIMSELF, SO HE BECAME A

HUSTLER.

Reporter: JAMES

LISTENED TO BROWN AS A

CHILD, COVERED HIM AS AN

ADULT, AND WRITES ABOUT HIM

IN HIS BOOK, "UNCLOUDY DAYS,

THE GOSPEL MUSIC

ENCYCLOPEDIA."

HE GREW UP IN THE GREAT

DEPRESSION IN SOUTH

CAROLINA.

POORER THAN POOR WERE HIS

OWN WORDS.

HE SAID POOR PEOPLE LOOKED

DOWN ON HIM HE WAS SO POOR.

HE CAME FROM A VERY

DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY, WHERE

HIS PARENTS WERE NOT IN THE

HOME.

HE WAS RAISED BY HIS AUNT

HONEY, WHO SORT OF RAN A

BOARDING HOUSE.

Reporter: AT AGE 16,

LONG BEFORE BECOMING THE

GODFATHER OF SOUL, JAMES

BROWN WENT TO HIS AUNT'S

HOUSE TO A GEORGIA JAILHOUSE

FOR ARMED ROBBERY.

IT WAS THERE HIS MUSIC WAS

BORN.

WE SANG GOSPEL ONE

MORNING, AND WE TOOK FIVE

PRISONERS SINGING GOSPEL.

AND THE WARDEN REALIZED, HE

WOULD TURN ALL OF US LOSE.

AND WE WERE CRYING AND

SINGING.

* OUR FATHER, WHO ART IN

HEAVEN *

WHILE HE WAS IN PRISON,

HE MET SOMEBODY CALLED BOBBY

BYRD, WHO BECAME ONE OF AN

INTRICAL PART OF HIS BANDS.

HIS FAMILY WAS DEEPLY IN THE

CHURCH.

WHEN HE CAME OUT OF PRISON,

HE AND BOBBY STARTED A

GOSPEL GROUP, CALLED THE

STARLIGHTERS.

Reporter: AND THEY

EVENTUALLY BECAME, JAMES

BROWN AND THE FLAMES.

YOU DON'T ARGUE WITH

GOD'S EARS.

IF IT SOUND GOOD AND IT FEEL

GOOD, THEN IT'S MUSICAL.

Reporter: THEIR

METEORIC RISE IN THE MUSIC

INDUSTRY IS MASTERFULLY TOLD

IN THE FEATURE FILM "GET ON

UP."

PAPA'S GOT A BRAND NEW

BAND.

Reporter: CHAD, WHO

PLAYED JACKIE ROBINSON,

LEADS THE ALL STAR CAST.

OUR MUSIC IS STILL

AFFECTED BY WHAT HE STARTED

BECAUSE IT WAS AN

INNOVATION.

Reporter: MUCH OF

BROWN'S INNOVATION CAME FROM

GROWING UP IN CHURCH.

AT ONE POINT HE THOUGHT

HE WANTED TO BE A PREACHER

BECAUSE HE ENJOYED WATCHING

HOW THEY STIRRED THE

AUDIENCE.

Reporter: HE WRITES

ABOUT ONE CHURCH IN

PARTICULAR, AN FLAMBOYANT

EVANGELIST.

HE STARTED THE DENOMINATION,

THE UNITED HOUSE OF PRAYER

FOR ALL PEOPLE.

HE SAT ON THIS BIG, RED

THRONE, AND HE HAD A CAPE

AND A CROWN.

AND JAMES BROWN JUST LOOKED

AT IT IN AMAZEMENT.

AND THAT IS WHERE HE GOT

THAT SENSE OF PAGEANTRY THAT

WAS IN HIS EARLY 1960s,

WHERE HE WAS WEARING THE

CAPE.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THOSE

PERFORMANCES, LIKE, "PLEASE,

PLEASE, PLEASE," IT'S LIKE A

REVIVAL SERVICE.

Reporter: BROWN'S

REVIVAL-LIKE PERFORMANCES

COME BACK TO LIFE ON THE BIG

SCREEN, AND NEW YORK'S

FAMOUS APOLLO STAGE IN "GET

ON UP."

ARE YOU READY FOR THE

NIGHT TRAIN?

Reporter: MICK JAGGER

IS ONE OF THE FILM'S

PRODUCERS.

THE FACT THAT SOMEONE

LIKE MICK JAGGER HAS

PRODUCED A FILM ABOUT JAMES

BROWN, AND THEN HE TALKS

ABOUT THE THINGS HE LIKED

ABOUT JAMES BROWN -- ALL OF

THOSE THINGS ARE THINGS FROM

THE CHURCH.

AND THAT'S THE INFLUENCE

THAT SOMETIMES WE FORGET

THAT THESE THINGS CAME FROM

CHURCH.

Reporter: EFREM GRAHAM,

CBN NEWS.

Charlene: AND YOU'LL BE

ABLE TO SEE SCOTT ROSS'

ENTIRE INTERVIEW WITH JAMES

BROWN ON "THE 700 CLUB" ON

MONDAY, AUGUST 4th.

STAY WITH US.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

Charlene: FINALLY

TODAY, SOME FIND IT

CONVENIENT, AND OTHERS SAY

IT IS CONTROVERSIAL.

THIS YEAR DISNEY WORLD ADDED

MICROTECHNOLOGY.

IT USES R.F.I.D. CHIP

WRISTBANDS FOR ALL IN ONE

ACCESS TO THE PARK AND

ATTRACTIONS.

THE BANDS ARE USED FOR

TICKETS, DISNEY HOTEL ROOM

KEY, FAST PASSES AND MORE.

R.F.I.D. TECHNOLOGY MAY

OFFER A LOT OF CONVENIENCE,

BUT SOME ARE ALSO CONCERNED

ABOUT THE POSSIBLE DARK

SIDE.

OUR REPORTER MARK MARTIN

INVESTIGATING TO SEE IF

R.F.I.D. IS OPENING DOORS

FOR MARK OF THE BEAST.

YOU CAN WEIGH IN ON THAT

STORY AT CBNNEWS.COM.

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

AT CBNNEWS.COM.

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