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CBN NewsWatch: February 3, 2015

CBN NewsWatch: February 3, 2015:Storms leave deadly trail across Midwest, Northeast; Obama admin targets nuns over birth control mandate; Obama $4T budget derided as 'envy economics'; and more. Read Transcript


THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR

CBN "NEWSWATCH," I'M CAITLIN

BURKE.

Efrem: AND I'M EFREM

GRAHAM.

ANOTHER WINTER WALLOP HASç

TURNED DEADLY.

THIS LATEST BACK-TO-BACK

SNOWSTORMS HAVE LEFT AT

LEAST SEVEN PEOPLE DEAD AND

HAMMERING MUCH OF THE

COUNTRY WITH ARCTIC

TEMPERATURESçs

HEATHER SELLS HAS THE

STORY.

Heather: MORE THAN

40 INCHES OF SNOW HAVE

BLANKETED BOSTON IN THE LAST

SEVEN DAYS, A NEW RECORD FOR

A CITY THAT IS NOç STRANGER

TO WINTER WEATHER.

SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED, AND EVEN

WORSE, THE MAYOR HAS

POSTPONED THE VICTORY PARADE

FOR THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

UNTIL TOMORROW.

WE'RE ASKINGáQYOU

CAN, STAY OFF THE ROADS.

TRY TO TAKE PUBLIC

TRANSPORTATION.

Heather: ALONG THE

COAST IN MASSACHUSETTS, HIGH

WINDS AND WAVES AREç

BATTERING HOMES ALREADY

DAMAGED FROM LAST WEEK'S

STORM.

TWO PEOPLE HAVE DIED ON

SNOW-COVERED ROADS IN RYE,

NEW YORK.

AND IN NEW YORK CITY, TRACKSç

BROUGHT THIS SUBWAY LINE AND

ITS COMMUTERS TO A STOP.

THIS MANHOLE COVERED WAS

BLOWN 25 FEET INTO THE AIR,

INJURING ONEç PERSON.

IN THE MIDWEST, PEOPLE ARE

ALSO DIGGING OUT FROM

RECORD-BREAKING SNOW.

THE CITY OF LAPORTE,

INDIANA, GOT 20 INCHES.ç

CHICAGO GOT 19 AND A MASSIVE

PILE-UP ON THE TOLLWAY.

IN TOLEDO, OHIO, THE MAYORç

IS RECOVERING FROM A HEART

ATTACK THAT HAPPENED WHILE

HE WAS CHECKING ON THE

ROADS.

HE CRASHED INTO A POLE, AND

SOME GOOD SAMARITANS RUSHED

TO HIS AID, NOT EVEN KNOWINGç

WHO WAS HURT.

I WAS BANGING ON THE

WINDOW, BANGING ON THE

WINDOW.

HE WOULDN'T RESPOND.

9/11 SAID WE NEEDED TO BREAK

THE WINDOW AND GET HIM OUT.

Heather:ç JUST GETTING

THE MAIL OUT WILL BE A

CHALLENGE IN MOST AREA.

THERE WILL BE -20°

WINDCHILLS IN PENNSYLVANIA

AND NEW YORK.

AREAS THAT SAW RAIN AND

SLUSH BEFORE THE FREEZING

TEMPERATURES.

A GROUP OF NUNS IS FACING

A LEGAL BATTLE OVER THE

BIRTH CONTROLç MANDATE IN

OBAMACARE.

THE NUNS RUN THE ETERNAL

WORLD TELEVISION NETWORK.

THEY ARE HEADING TO COURT

TOMORROWç BECAUSE HE OBJECT

TO THE MANDATE WHICH WOULD

FORCE THEM TO PROVIDE HEALTH

INSURANCE FOR DRUGS THAT

COULD FORCE ABORTION.

THEY POINT OUT THE SUPREME

COURF HAS ALREADY RULED

AGAINST THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION'S

CONTRACEPTION MANDATE.

THEY LOST THREE TIMES AT

THE U.S. SUPREME COURTç

REGARDING THIS ISSUE OF THE

ABORTTIVE MANDATE.

THEY WANTç MINISTRIES AND

FAITH-BASED-TO PROVIDE

ABORTION AND CONTRACEPTION

IN THEIR HEALTH CARE.

THEY LOST IN THE HOBBY LOBBYç

CASE, AND THEY LOST AGAIN

THE WHEATON COLLEGE CASE.

Reporter: IF THEY DON'T

WIN THEIR CASE, THE NUNS

FACE MILLIONS OFç DOLLARS IN

I.R.S. FINES.

Efrem: PRESIDENT OBAMA

IS HOPING TO GAIN SUPPORT

FOR THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

BY BUTTINç PUTTING ITS

BENEFICIARIES ON DISPLAY AT

THE WHITE HOUSE.

THE MOVE COMES AS THE BILL

TO REPLACE OBAMACARE FACES

THEç HOUSE TONIGHT.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS ALREADY

THREATENING TO VETO THAT

BILL.

FROM HEALTH CARE TO THE

NATION'S BUDGET,ç THE

PRESIDENT'S $4 TRILLION PLAN

IS BEING ANALYZED.

CONSERVATIVES ARE CALLING IT

RECKLESS.

WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT

JENNIFER0W!=9 EXPLAINS.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA'S AMBITIOUS THERE

4 TRILLION BUDGET IS NOW IN

THE HANDS OF CONGRESS.ç

HE CALLS IT MIDDLE CLASS

ECONOMICS.

President Obama: IT

HELPS WORKING FAMILY'S

PAYCHECKS BY THINGS LIKE

CARE.

Reporter: TO DO THAT,

THE PRESIDENT PROPOSES

RAISING $1.5 MILLION IN NEW

TAXES ON HIGH-EARNING

TAXPAYERS ANDç CORPORATIONS,

INCLUDING GIVING AMERICA THE

DISTINCTION OF HAVING THE

HIGHEST STATE TAXES IN THE

WORLD.

BUT ACCORDING TO THE

BROOKINGS IN&A%QUQ%=91ñ 70%

OF MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES

MAKING BETWEEN $50,000 AND

$70,000 A YEAR WOULD SEE NO

CHANGE IN THEIR TAX BILLS.

INSTEAD OF MIDDLE CLASSç

ECONOMICS, SOME

CONSERVATIVES ARE CALLING IT

REGULAR ECONOMICS.

STEVEN MOORE IS THE

ECONOMIST FORç THE HERITAGE

INSTITUTION.

THIS WAS A POLITICAL

PHILOSOPHY THEY PUT FORWARD,

THAT THE WAY YOU CREATE

GROWTH ISç BY STEALING FROM

THE RICH AND GIVING TO THE

POOR.

Reporter: THE

PRESIDENT'S 10-YEAR SPENDING

PLAN GOES OVER THE CAP THAT

WAS AGREED TO BY BOTH

PARTIES BYç NEARLY

$500 MILLION.

President Obama: I'M

GOING TO KEEP FIGHTING TO

MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE IN

AMERICA HAS A CHANCE TO

CONTRIBUTE TO THISç SUCCESS.

Reporter: DEMOCRATIC

LEADERS CALL IT A

FORWARD-LOOKING PLAN.

BUT CRITICS DISAGREE.

ANDç THEY SAY THE PRESIDENT

WROTE THIS BUDGET AS IF THE

NEW MAJORITY ON THE HILL

NEVER HAPPENED.

IT SAYS, WE'RE GOING TO

GO AHEAD WITHç OUR LIBERAL

AGENDA.

WE DON'T CARE WHAT THE

VOTERS SAY OR WHAT THE

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN

MAJORITY OF CONGRESS SAYS.

WE'RE GOING TO MOVE

AGGRESSIVELY FORWARD WITH

THIS.

Reporter: THE PRESIDENT

HAS INTRODUCED SOMEç OF THESE

IDEAS BEFORE AND THEY

FAILED, EVEN WHEN DEMOCRATS

CONTROLLED THE SENATE.

AND ANOTHER BIG ISSUE IS

THAT THE PRESIDENT'S

SPENDING PLAN DOESN'T EVEN

TRY TO BALANCE THç BUDGET.

SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER SAYS

THIS PLAN NEVER BALANCES,

EVER.

IT CONTAINS NO SOLUTIONS TO

ADDRESS THE DRIVERS OF OUR

DEBT AND NO PLAN TO FIX OUR

ENTIRE TA0o CODE TO HELP

FOSTER GROWTH AND CREATE

JOBS.

AND WORSE YET, PRESIDENT

OBAMA WOULD IMPOSE NEW TAXES

AND MOREç SPENDING WITHOUT A

RESPONSIBLE PLAN TO HONESTLY

ADDRESS THE BIG CHALLENGES

FACING OUR COUNTRY.

THE PRESIDENT TALKS ABOUT

HOW FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE IT

IS, AND YET IT WOULD

CONTINUE TO RAISE OUR

NATIONAL DEBTç BY ANOTHER

$5 TRILLION OVER THE NEXT

FIVE YEARS, -- I MEAN OVER

THE NEXT DECADE.

TLá'S ON TOP OF THE DEBT

WE'VE ALREADY HAD IN THE

FIRST SIX YEARS OF PRESIDENT

OBAMA.

THAT IS NOT GOING TO CUT IT

WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

Reporter: REPUBLICAN

BUDGET WRITERS PROMISE TO

PASS A SPENDING PLAN OF

THEIR OWNç THAT IS BALANCED.

THEY HAVE UNTIL APRIL 15th

TO DO SO.ñ

VOTERS WHO SENT THEM TO

WASHINGTON WILL BE

WATCHING.

JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

BAKERY IN OREGON ARE BEING

ORDERED TO PAY A LESBIAN

COUPLE DAMAGES AFTER

DECLINING TO BAKE A CAKE FOR

THEIR SAME-SEX WEDDING.

A HEARING IN SCHEDUéE IN

MARCH TO DETERMINE HOW MUCH

THE OWNERS WILL HAVE TO

SAY.

THE JUDGE SAYS THE BAKERS

UNLAWFULLY DISCRIMINATED

AGAINST THE COUPLE BYç

DENYING FULL AND EQUAL

ACCESS TO A PLACE OF

ACCOMMODATION.

THE OWNERS SAY THEY DON'T

HAVE A PROBLEM SERVING GAYS

AND LESBIANS, BUT BECAUSE OF

THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS,

THEY CAN'T MAKEç A CAKE

CELEBRATING A SAME-SEX

WEDDING.

THE FIRST AMENDMENT,

FREEDOM OF RELIGION.

I SHOULD NOT BE COMPELLED TO

VIOLATEç MY CONSCIENCE.

IF I AM TOLD I HAVE TO BAKE

A WEDDING CAKE FOR SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE, I FEEL LIKE I'M

VIOLATING MY BELIEFS.

I DON'T THINK I SHOULD HAVE

TO DOç THAT.

Efrem: THE CLINES SAY

THEY HAD TO CLOSE THEIR

BAKERY AFTER BEING

BOYCOTTED.

THEY HAVE RECOMMENDED THE

CLINES EACHç PAY $75,000 IN

DAMAGES.

DOCTORS ACROSS THE

COUNTRY ARE DEALING WITH A

MEASLES OUTBREAK, ESPECIALLY

AMONG CHILDREN.

ERE IS A DEBATE AMONG

POSSIBLE REPUBLICAN

CANDIDATES.

SEVERAL OF THEM DEFENDING

THE FREEDOM OF AMERICANS TO

CHOOSE WHETHER OR NOT TO

VACCINATE.

AS LORI JOHNSONç TELLS US,

THE BATTLE OVER THE DISEASE

IS SPARKING NEW CALLS FOR

VEHICLFOR VACCINATION TO

STOP THE SPREAD OF THISç

TERRIBLE VIRUS.

Reporter: HEALTH

OFFICIALS CONFIRMED MEASLES

AT DISNEYLAND, AND THEN ON

AN AMTRAKç TRAIN FROM PENN

STATION TO NIAGARA FALLS.

OVER 100 CASES HAVE BEEN

REPORTED IN 13 STATES.

DOCTORS CAUTION MEASLES IS

EXTREMELY EASY TOç CATCH.

IT IS SO CONTAGIOUS THAT

IF SOMEBODY HAS MEASLES AND

THEY'RE IN A ROOM AND

BREATHING -- BECAUSE IT IS

SPREAD BY AIRç DROPLETS, AND

THEY LEAVE THE ROOM AND AN

UNIMMUNIZED PERSON WALKS

INTO THAT ROOM TWO HOURS

LATER, THERE IS A 90% CHANCE

THEY'RE GOING TO GETç

INFECTED.

Reporter: WHILE MEASLES

IS HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS, IT IS

ALSO HIGHLY PREVENTIVE.

THANKS TO THE MEASLES

VACCINE.

IT IS CALLED M.M.R., BECAUSEç

IT ALSO PROTECTS AGAINST

MUMPS AND RUBELLA.

MOST DAYCARES AND SCHOOLS

REQUIRE STUDENTS TO PROVE

THEY'VE GOTTENTHEIR

M.M.R.SHOT BEFORE ENTERING

THE CLASSROOM.

BUT IT IS EASY TO GET AN

EXEMPTION.

AND MORE AND MORE PARENTS

ARE CHOOSING TO OPT OUT OF

GETTINGç THEIR CHILD

VACCINATED, FOR RELIGIOUS OR

PHILOSOPHICAL REASONS.

WE SHOULD BE FULLY

INFORMED WHAT IS IN EACH

INJECTION THAT GOES INTO OUR

CHINdNM BODY.

Reporter: IT IS A

CONTROVERSY THAT IS GROWING

BETWEEN PARENTS ACROSS THE

NATION.

IF YOU WANT TO HAVE YOUR

CHILDREN ASSOCIATE IN OTHER

CHILDREN IN PUBLIC-FUNDED

INOCULATED.

YOU SHOULD HAVE TO HAVE THAT

BECAUSE YOU'RE PUTTING

EVERYBODY ELSE IN DANGER.

Reporter: SYMPTOMS OF

MEASLES INCLUDEç THE RED,

BLOTCHY SKIN RASH, ALSO A

COUGH, RUNNY NOSE AND

FEVER.

IT COULD LEAD TO EARç

INFECTIONS, PNEUMONIA, AND

IN RARE CASES, DEATH.

LORI JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: GETTING PACKAGED

MEALS AND SNACKS FOR

TODDLERS HAVE A WORRISOME4ú&AMOUNT OF SALTAND SUGAR,

AND THAT COULD GIVE THEM A

TASTE AT A YOUNG AGE TO

FOODS THAT LEAD TO OBESITY

AND OTHER HEALTH RISKS.

THAT'S ACCORDINGç TO THE

CENTERS FOR DISEASE

CONTROL.

THEY STUDDED MOR STUDIED

MORE THAN 1,000 FoO S,

INCLUDING MINI HOTDOGS, RICE

CAKES, CRACKERS, AND YOGURTç

TREATS.

THE SURREY WAS DONE ON FOODS

AVAILABLE IN 2012.

GROCERY MANUFACTURERS OF

AMERICA NOW SAYS MORE FOODS

HAVE COME OUT ON THE MARKET

THATç HAVE LESS SODIUM IN

THEM.

THE C.D.C. STILL ADVISES

PARENTS TO READ THE LABELS

CAREFULLY.

ç MICHAEL MEDVED HAS STAGE

THREE CANCER.

HE MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT ON

FRIDAY DURING HIS RADIO SHOW

AND ON HIS WEBSITE.

HE SAID HE'LL BE TAKING A

BREAK FROM THE BROADCASTç

WHILE HE UNDERGOES

TREATMENT.

HE WROTE, "I ALWAYS KNEW IT

WOULD TAKE SOMETHING SERIOUS

TO KEEP ME AWAY FROM THE

MICROPHONE I CHERISHç FOR AN

EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME.

AS IT TURNS OUT, I AM FACING

SOMETHING SERIOUS.

IT'S CALLED CANCER."

HE WAS DIAGNOSED IN THE

MIDDLE OF DECEMBER AND BEGAN

TBEQ5Q IMMEDIATELY.

HE SAYS HIS PROGNOSIS OF A

FULL RECOVERY IS GOOD.

I TOLD MY SONS, WE WILL

OVERCOMEç THIS ADVERSITY.

WE WERE GIVEN A SECOND

CHANCE.

AND THAT'S WHY WE WILL

OVERCOME THIS.

Efrem: WE'RE SHOWING

HOW CBN IS HELPING VICTIMSç

OF TYPHOON HAIYAN RECOVER

ALMOST A YEAR AFTER THE

STORM DEVASTATED THE

PHILIPPINES.

ççççççççç

ççç ç

WE'RE SEEING NEW IMAGES

OF CUBA'S FIDEL CASTRO FOR

THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE

MONTHS.

THE GOVERNMENT PUBLISHED 10

ONLINE IMAGES OF THEç

88-YEAR-OLD FORMER LEADER.

HE IS SHOWN TALKING TO A

COLLEGE STUDENT.

THE MEETING IS SAID TO HAVE

TAKEN PLACE NEARLY TWO WEEKS

AGO.

THE PHOTOS WEREç RELEASED

AROUND MIDNIGHT ON MONDAY.

THE LAST PUBLISHED IMAGES OF

CASTRO WERE OF HIM TALKING

TO VENEZUALA'S PRESIDENT

BACK IN AUGUST.

Efrem: CBN'S DISASTERç

RELIEF TEAMS HAVE BEEN

MINISTERING TO THE VICTIMS

OF THE DEVASTATING SPHIENGSZ

TYPHOONç HAIYAN FOR MORE THAN

A YEAR.

GEORGE THOMAS BRINGS US THE

STORY FROM THE PHILIPPINES.

George: MIMBA KNOWS HOW

FORTUNATE SHE IS TO BE ALIVE

Through Translator:

NOTHING WAS LEFT OF OUR

POSSESSIONS, OUR HOUSE WAS

DESTROYS, ALL OF OUR

BELONGINGS GONE.

George: A YEAR AGO, THE

MOST POWERFUL STORMç TO EVER

HIT LAND SLAMMED INTO THE

PHILIPPINES, KILLING

THOUSANDS.

I TOLD MY SONS WE WILL

OVERCOME THIS ADVERSITY.

WE WERE GIVEN A SECOND

CHANCE TO LIVE AND THAT'S

WHY WEç WILL OVERCOME THIS.

George: IN A SMALL

VILLAGE, NOT TOO FAR FROM

HER DESTROYED COMMUNITY, SHE

AND 60ç OTHER FILIPINO

FAMILIES ARE PUTTING THAT

BELIEF TO WORK.

WE LEARNED ABOUT HARD

WORK AND THE TECHNIQUES OF

ORGANIC FARMING.ç

AND, OF COURSE, WHEN YOU

PLANT, YOU WILL HARVEST.

George: THE FARM IS A

FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THIS

REGION.

WE PLANT TOMATOES,ç

CHILIS, PEPPERS, CORN,

STRING BEANS.

WE USE NO CHEMICALS.@ú

George: THE GOAL ISO

GIVE FAMILIES WHO LOST

EVERYTHING A SUSTAINABLE

LIVELIHOOD THAT CAN ALSO

BUILD SELF-CONFIDENCE.

PEOPLE HAVE THEç MINDSET

THEY CAN'T DO IT.

BUT YOU'RE GIVING THEM

AGRICULTURAL TRAINING SO

THEY WILL KNOW HOW TO EARN A

LIVING.

AND NOW THAT THEY HAVE

HARVESTED, THEY ARE HAPPY.ç

George: AS A SINGLE

MOTHER OF SIX, SHE WAS

STRUGGLING TO PUT FOOD ON

THE TABLE BEFORE THE TYPHOON

HIT.

I USED TO SELL FOOD I

WOULD COOK

BUT I WAS NOT EARNING THAT

MUCH MONEY.

George: BUT NOW TRIPS

TO THE MARKET HAVE TAKEN ON

NEW SIGNIFICANCE.

I CAN'T WAIT TO BRING THE

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, CBNMENT

BECAUSCBN.

BECAUSE OF YOUR HELP, WE ARE

ABLE TO STAND AGAIN.

THANK YOU FOR GIVING US

HOPE.

George: AND JUDGING

FROMç THE HUGE SUCCESS OF

THIS PROJECT, CBN DISASTER

RELIEF IS PLANNING TO START

A PIGERY, POULTRY, AND FISH

FARM.

ITç IS NOT ENOUGH TO GIVE

HELP TO THEM.

WE NEED TO GIVE THEM A MEANS

OF LISLE HOOD.

LIVELIHOOD.

AND THAT IS WHAT IS

HAPPENING WITH THIS FARM.ç

WE HELP THEM BUILD IT BACK

BETTER.

George: GEORGE THOMAS,

CBN NEWS, THE PHILIPPINES.

UP NEXT, THE PROBLEM OFç

PORN AND WHY IT IS SO

ADDICTIVE.

MEET FORMER PORN ADDICTS WHO

HAVE COME CLEAN IN CHURCH.

Lnbi: HEY, EVERYBODY,

I'M LORI JOHNSON IN THE CBN

NEWSROOM.

I DO HEALTH REPORTS TO KEEP

YOU LIVING WELL FOR A LONG

TIME.

FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEARTç

MONTH, SO NOW IS A GREAT

TIME TO TALK ABOUT HOW TO

AVOID GETTING HEART

DISEASE.

AND WHAT IS REALLY

INTERESTING, DOCTORS ARE NOW

SAYING IT IS NOT HIGH

CHOLESTEROL THAT CAUSES R&C @&Cú

HEART DISEASE, BUT RATHER

INFLAMMATION.

AND WHAT THAT MEANS TO YOU

AND ME IS IT IS NOW OKAY TO

EATç THINGS LIKE COCONUT OIL

AND BUTTER, WHICH WE'VE BEEN

TOLD TO AVOID.

BUT WHAT WE REALLY NEED TO

STAY AWAY FROM ARE THINGS

THAT CONTAINç SUGAR, WHITE

BREAD, AND VEGETABLE OIL.

YOU CAN READ ALL OF ABOUT

THIS ON MY HEALTHY LIVING

BLOG ON OUR WEBSITE,

CBNNEWS.COM.

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Caitlin: PORNOGRAPHY,

THE CHURCH MAY BE THE BAST

PLACE YOU'DçXPECT TO HEAR

ABOUT IT.

BUT ONE FLORIDA PASTOR SAYS

IT IS TIME FOR LEADERS TO

WAKE UP AND FIGHT BACK AGAIN

THIS SCORCH.

Efrem: AND HE IS

BRINGING THE PROBLEM TO

LIGHT WITHIN THEç WALLS OF

HIS VERY OWN CHURCH.

PAUL STRAND BRINGS US A

COMPELLING STORY.

Reporter: JAY DENNIS IS

SOUNDING AN ALARM ABOUT A

MOSTLY UNSEENç EPIDEMIC

SWAMPING CHRISTIANITY.

I BELIEVE THAT 80% OF MEN

IN CHURCH ARE STRUGGLING AT

SOME LEVEL WITH VIEWING

PORNOGRAPHY.

Reporter: HE SAYS MOST

PASTORS EITHER DON'T BELIEVEç

IT OR WON'T TAKE ACTION.

ONE OF THE BIGGEST SCANDALS

ABOUT THIS ADDICTION THAT

VERY LIKELY HAS MORE THAN

HALF OF THE CHURCH IN ITS

CLUTCHES ISç HOW FEW CHURCHES

ARE WILLING TO TALK ABOUT IT

IN THE OPEN AND TACKLE IT.

PERRY NEWBON SAYS THAT

INACTION PLAYS INTO THE

DEVIL'Sç PLAN TO MAKE

BELIEVERS FEEL ISOLATED.

NOBODY STRUGGLES WITH

THIS.

LOOK AT ME, I'M A PERVERT.

Reporter: THEIR CHURCHç

IS MEETING THE STRUGGLE

HEAD-ON WITH A HELPFUL BOOK

SERIES AND A D.V.D. TO HELP

MEMBERS WHO ARE ADDICTED OR

WHO ARE IN A FIGHT AGAINST

PORN.

THE THING THATç

PORNOGRAPHY DOES IS IT KEEPS

YOU REALLY LOCKED, ALMOST

LIKE A SLAVE, IN SECRET.

I WAS SCARED AND I WAS

ASHAMED AND WAS FEARFUL IF I

EVER TOLD ANYONE WHAT I WASA&C @&Cú

GOING THROUGH, THAT THEY

WOULD NOT UNDERSTAND, OR

THEY WOULD THINK I WAS A

FREAK OF NATURE.

Reporter: IMAGINE IF

YOU HAD AN ENTIRE CHURCH OF

BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO YOUç

COULD GO TO AND CONFESS TO

AND GET SUPPORT FROM.

TO HEAR, THIS SHOULDN'T

BE TALKED ABOUT IN CHURCH,

AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHERE IT

NEEDS TO BE TALKED ABOUT.

ITç NEEDS TOB BROUGHT T TO

BE BROUGHT TO THE LIGHT.

YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

THIS IS A PROBLEM

EVERYWHERE, EVERY CHURCH.

Reporter: PASTOR DENNIS

WANTS TOç GET AT LEAST A

MILLION MEN TO PLEDGE ON HIS

PINK ELEPHANT WEBSITE THAT

THEY'LL LIVE PORN-FREE.

ONE NIGHT HE ASKED HIS MEN

TO STAND UP IF THEY WERE

STRUGGLING WITH PORN.

SO I REMEMBER WITH MY

EYES CLOSED AND I WAS

LISTENING, I COULD HEAR ALL

OF THESE SITS

BACKS OF THE SEAT.

AND I SAID, WHEN I HEARD

THAT, IT SOUNDED LIKE CHAINS

WERE SNAPPING.

Reporter: DENNIS

BELIEVES THE PUBHh

CONFESSION AND RECOVERY OF

THOSE ADDICTS AND NEAR

ADDICTS BROUGHT REVIVAL TO

HIS CHURCH.

HIS DIRECTOR OF COUNSELLING

FEELS THAT RESULT CAN HAPPEN

AT ANY CHURCH WILLING TO

JOIN THE FRAY.ç

CHURCHES NEED TO SEE,

HEY, WE'VE GOT TO BE THE

HOSPITAL.

WE'VE GOT TO BE THE ONES

SAYING WE ARE GOING TO

FIGURE OUT HOW TO HELP

PEOPLE AND BE REAL WITH

PEOPLE.

Reporter:ç DENNIS

MAINTAINS, HOWEVER, IT IS UP

TO THE INDIVIDUAL CHRISTIAN

TO MAKE THE LIFE-SAVING

DECISION.

NO MAN GOES INTO THIS

KNOWING, HEY, I KNOW I'M

GOING TO DESTROY MY LIFE,

MARRIAGE, I'M GOING TO RUIN

MY TESTIMONY.

I DON'T THINK ANY CHRISTIAN

MAN GOES INTO IT LIKE THAT,

BUT THAT IS THE RESULT OF

THIS.

Reporter: GREG'S

ADDICTOG FOLLOWED HIM INTO

HIS MARRIAGE.

THAT WAS ALWAYS A PART OF

MY LIFE, PORNOGRAPHY WAS.

EVEN ONCE I MET CATHY, THAT

PORNOGRAPHY WAS STILL A PART

OF MY LIFE.-THAT LED TO YEARS OF LYING

TO HER.

Reporter: DESPITE HIS

CHRISTIANITY, THE X-RATED

MATERIAL LED HIM TO MOVE OUT

ON CATHY ANDç INTO AN AFFAIR

WITH A CO-WORKER.

I VIEWED WOMEN AS SEX

OBJECTS, INSTEAD OF AS

SOMEONE ELSE'S DAUGHTER.

SO WHEN THE

HERSELF AVAILABLE TO ME, IT

WASN'T THAT BIG OF A

STRETCH.

Reporter: AFTER SEVEN

YEARS OF MARRIAGE, CATHY

COULDN'T BELIEVE IT WHEN SHE

FOUND OUT ABOUT GREG'S

DOUBLE LIFE.

IT WAS VERYç SHOCKING FOR

ME.

IT TOOK A LONG TIME FOR ME

TO ABSORB THIS WAS GREG.

Reporter: HE REALIZED

THE SERIOUSNESS OF HISç

PROBLEM AFTER STUDYING HOW

PORN IS AS ADDICTIVE OF ANY

DRUG.

IT IS AS ADDICTIVE AS

WHEN YOU USE COCAINE.

THERE)IS NOT MUCH OF A

DIFFERENCE.

THE EXACT SAME CHEMICAL

REACTION HAPPENS IN THE

BRAIN WHEN THEYç DO PORN OR

HEROIN.

I KNOW WHAT THE PRESENCE

OF GOD WAS IN MY LIFE, AND

AT THAT POINT IT WAS GONE.

AND IT SCARED ME.

AND IT SCARED MEç STRAIGHT,

BASICALLY.

Reporter: THROUGH

MONTHS OF PAINFUL

COUNSELLING AND STRUGGLE,

THE DIRES EVENTUALLY PUT

THEIR MARRIAGE BACK

TOGETHER.

I THINK I STARTED TO SEE

GREG THROUGHñGOD'S EYES.

Reporter: SHE WROTE A

BOOK ABOUT HOW CHRISTIAN

WIVES CAN HELP THEIR

HUSBANDS FIND FREEDOM.

AND GREG TESTIFIES THERE WAS

NOTHING SWEETER THANç GETTING

PORN-FREE.

IT OWNED ME FOR A

MAJORITY OF MY LIFE.

AND I DON'T FEEL LIKE IT

OWNED ME ANYMORE.

Reporter: PAUL STRAND,

CBN NEWS, REPORTING FROM

LAKELAND, FLORIDA.ç

; @&C @&Cú

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Efrem: AND FINALLY THIS

HOUR, CBN AND CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" ARE

HELPING REFUGEES INç WAR-TORN

EASTERN UKRAINE.

Caitlin: TEAMS OF

VOLUNTEERS HAVE BEEN HELPING

WITH MEDICAL ASSISTANCE,

CLEAN WATER, AND OTHER

ESSENTIAL ITEMS.2

IN SOME CASES, THEY HAVE

HELP RESIDENTS GET BACK TO

THEIR HOMES RECONSTRUCT.

THEY HAVE MADE SEVERAL TRIPS

TOç THE FRONT LINE ZONE TO

PROVIDE FOOD, WATER,

MEDICINE, DIAPERS, WARM

CLOTHES, AND SHOES.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

WHAT CBN IS DOING AROUND THE

WORLD BY LOGGING ONç TO

CBN.COM/INTERNATIONAL.

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