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CBN NewsWatch: May 28, 2015

On CBN Newswatch, May 28: Defeating ISIS: Are the key players up to the job?; Rand Paul: GOP 'Hawks' helped create ISIS; Santorum launches campaign with call for revival; and more. Read Transcript


Efrem: THANKS SO MUCH

FOR JOINING US FOR CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT HAS

LAUNCHED A MAJOR MILITARY

OFFENSIVE TO RETAKE THE

TEA OF RAMADI FROM ISIS.

BUT WILL ITS EFFORTS AND

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S

TACTICS BE ENOUGH TO

DEFEAT THE ISLAMIC STATE?

GARY LANE HAS THIS STORY.

Reporter: IRAQI PRIME

MINISTER al-ABADI IS

CONFIDENT THEY CAN

LIBERATE THE CITY OF

RAMADI FROM THE ISLAMIC

STATE.

I ASSURE YOU WE CAN

BRING IT BACK SOON.

I'M TALKING ABOUT DAYS

NOW.

Reporter: BUT A

NUMBER OF U.S. OFFICIALS

AND STRATEGISTS ARE

QUESTIONING IRAQ'S WILL

AND THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION'S

COMMITMENT TO DEFEAT ISIS.

AS THEY DID IN MOSUL LAST

SUMMER, ISLAMIC STATE

FIGHTERS OVERRAN THE CITY.

THAT LED TO HARSH

CRITICISM FROM ASHTON

CARTER.

THE IRAQI FORCES SHOWED

NO WILL TO FIGHT.

THEY WERE NOT OUTNUMBERED.

THEY VASTLY OUTNUMBERED

THE OPPOSING FORCE, AND

YET THEY FAILED TO FIGHT.

Reporter: BUT MANY

ANALYSTS ARE ASKING, WHO

REALLY LACKS THE WILL TO

CONFRONT ISIS, THE IRAQ

ARMY OR THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION?

THE HEAD OF THE CUDS FORCE

PUT THE BLAME ON THE

UNITED STATES, SUGGESTING

THAT THE U.S. FORMED A

COALITION AND HASN'T DONE

A THING TO TO DEFEAT ISIS.

AND NOW A GROWING NUMBER

OF STRATEGISTS INSIDE AND

OUTSIDE OF PENTAGON ARE

QUESTIONING THE

PRESIDENT'S APPROACH TO

FIGHT ISIS WITH ONLY

AIRSTRIKES.

"WHAT STRATEGY, WE ARE NOW

FLOATING ALONE, REACTING

TO ISIS."

OTHERS QUESTION THE U.S.'S

FORM OF ENGAGEMENT FOR THE

AIRSTRIKES.

ONE OFFICIAL TOLD THE

TIMES THAT THE COMBAT

PILOTS CAN LINGER FOR

HOURS BEFORE THERE IS

ORDERS TO STRIKE.

AND THERE IS GROWING

CONCERN THAT THE U.S. IS

NOT GETTING ADVANCED

WEAPONS TO THE PESHMERGA,

WHO IS WILLING TO FIGHT.

BUT THE CRITICS SAY THE

U.S. IS NOT DOING ENOUGH

TO SUPPORT THEM.

AND EVEN THOUGH ISIS HAS

MADE RECENT GAINS IN IRAQ

AND SYRIA, THE WHITE HOUSE

STILL CLAIMS ITS POLICY

AGAINST ISIS IS WORKING.

I THINK THAT IS A CLEAR

INDICATION OF THE WILL OF

THE IRAQI SECURITY FORCES

TO FIGHT.

AND THE UNITED STATES AND

THE COALITION PARTNERS

WILL STAND WITH THEM AS

THEY DO SO.

Reporter: BUT HOW

FIRMLY THEY STAND AND

WHETHER IT WILL BE ENOUGH

TO DEFEAT ISIS IN IRAQ AND

SYRIA WILL BE APPARENT IN

THE DAYS AND WEEKS AHEAD.

Efrem: REPUBLICAN

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

RAND PAUL IS BLASTING

FELLOW REPUBLICANS OVER

ISIS, SAYING HIS OWN PARTY

IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE

RISE OF THE TERRORIST

GROUP.

DID ISIS EXIST AND GROW

STRONGER BECAUSE OF THE

HAWKS IN OUR PARTY WHO

GAVE ARMS

INDISCRIMINATELY?

Efrem: THE

LIBERTARIAN-LEANING PAUL

WANTS U.S. INVOLVEMENT

AROUND THE WORLD.

AND OTHERS BLAME PRESIDENT

OBAMA FOR THE PROBLEMS IN

IRAQ, BY WITHDRAWING U.S.

FORCE, AND BOBBY JINDAL

SAYS PAUL'S COMMENTS PROVE

HE IS UNQUALIFIED TO BE

PRESIDENT.

> RICK SANTORUM ALSO

JUMPED RIGHT INTO THE

FRAY, SAYING RAND PAUL

JUST DOESN'T GET IT WHEN

IT COMES TO ISIS.

I THINK THAT IS JUST

FUNDAMENTALLY A

MISUNDERSTANDING OF THE

NATURE OF THE ENEMY WE

FACE.

ISIS CAME ABOUT BECAUSE

THEY HATE EVERYTHING WE

BELIEVE IN AND WE STAND

FOR.

THAT'S WHAT THE PROBLEM

IS.

THEY HATE WHO WE ARE.

Efrem: SANTORUM

OFFICIALLY DECLARED HIS

CANDIDACY ON WEDNESDAY.

IT IS THE SECOND WHITE

HOUSE RUN FOR THE FORMER

SENATOR FROM PENNSYLVANIA.

HE IS PLEDGING TO FOCUS

HIS CAMPAIGN ON FIGHTING

FOR AMERICAN WORKERS.

HE ALSO SAID AMERICANS

SHOULD PRAY FOR A

SPIRITUAL REVIVAL TO HEAL

OUR LAND.

AND HE VOWED TO FIGHT TO

PRESERVE AMERICA'S

RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS.

> THE ISLAMIC RADICALS

OF ISIS ARE DANGEROUS, BUT

A NUCLEAR IRAN WOULD BE

FAR WORSE.

THAT'S THE WARNING FROM

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU.

HE TOLD LOUISIANA

REPUBLICAN SENATOR BILL

CASSIDY, "AS HORRIFIC AS

ISIS IS, ONCE IRAN, THE

PREEMANATE STATE OF OUR

TIME, ACQUIRES NUCLEAR

WEAPONS, IT WILL 1,000

TIMES MORE DANGEROUS AND

MORE DESTRUCTIVE THAN

ISIS."

PRESIDENT OBAMA, WORKING

WITH OTHER COUNTRIES, HAS

BEEN TRYING TO REACH AN

AGREEMENT WITH IRAN OVER

ITS NUCLEAR PROGRAM.

BUT NETANYAHU HAS BEEN

WARNING IT WILL BE A BAD

DEAL AND GIVE IRAN A PATH

TO NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

> THE U.S. MILITARY IS

PLANNING AN UNPRECEDENTED

TRAINING EXERCISE THIS

SUMMER CALLED "JADE HELM

15 ISIS."

WITH POLLS SHOWING TRUST

IN THE GOVERNMENT NEAR

RECORD LOWS, THAT EXERCISE

HAS MANY AMERICANS FEELING

UNEASY.

JENNIFER WISHON BRINGS US

THAT STORY.

HAVE YOU HEARD OF THIS

MILITARY SPECIAL

OPERATIONS COMING WITH AN

EXERCISE CALLED "JADE

HELM?"

Reporter: SPECULATION

WHY THE MILITARY WANTS TO

TRAIN AMERICAN

COMMUNITIES, INSTEAD OF

MILITARY BASES, IS FUELING

A GROWING NUMBER OF

THEORIES.

THE GOVERNMENT WILL

TAKE ACTION WHEN IT THINKS

ITS AUTHORITY IS

THREATENED.

Reporter: TEXAS

GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT HAS

ASKED HIS NATIONAL GUARD

TO MONITOR IT.

IT IS REALISTIC MILITARY

TRAINING TAKING PLACE

SIMULTANEOUSLY IN SEVEN

STATES, FROM SOUTHERN

CALIFORNIA TO TEXAS.

OVER EIGHT WEEKS, THE

NATION'S ELITE SPECIAL

FORCES WILL PRACTICE

UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE, BY

OPERATING OUTSIDE THEIR

NORMAL SUPPORT SYSTEMS,

ADAPTING TO NEW TERRAIN,

AND WORKING WITH CIVILIANS

TO AGAIN THEIR TRUST.

WHEN NEWS OF THE OPERATION

BROKE, THE PHONES INSIDE

TEXAS CONGRESSMAN'S LOUIE

GOMEZ'S OFFICE LIT UP.

DO WE HAVE TO WORRY

ABOUT MARSHAL LAW?

IS OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

COMING IN AND GOING TO

PRACTICE IMPOSING MARSHAL

LAW ON TEXAS?

Reporter: A FORMER

ARMY CAPTAIN, HE SAYS HE

UNDERSTANDS THE NEED FOR

TRAINING, YET IT BOTHERS

HIM THAT AS PART OF THE

EXERCISE, THE MILITARY IS

LABELLING TEXAS, UTAH, AND

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AS

HOSTILE.

THIS IS ACTUALLY TAKING

AREAS OF OUR HOME COUNTRY,

THE UNITED STATES, AND

SAYING TEXAS IS HOSTILE,

UTAH IS HOSTILE, SOUTHERN

CALIFORNIA IS HOSTILE, AND

WE'VE GOT TO TAKE IT BACK

FROM THE HOSTILES.

I FIND THAT INCREDIBLY

OFFENSIVE.

Reporter: AND HE

THINKS IT IS NO

COINCIDENCE THAT THE JADE

HELM 15 MAP LOOKS AN AWFUL

LOT LIKE THE 2015

POLITICAL MAP.

AND A VAST MAJORITY OF

AMERICANS SIMPLY DON'T

TRUST THE GOVERNMENT.

A LEVEL OF MISTRUST THAT

HAS PEAKED UNDER THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION, DRIVEN BY

WHAT MANY BELIEVE TO BE

VIOLATIONS OF THE

CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL

LIBERTIES.

THIS IS WHAT AMERICANS

UNDERSTAND WAR LOOKS LIKE,

BUT CHERYL CHUMLEY, AUTHOR

OF "POLICE STATE U.S.A., U.S.A.,"

SAYS JADE HELM 15 IS

INTRODUCING A NEW TYPE OF

WARFARE.

TWA I WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN

IS THE SPECIAL OPERATION

SOLDIERS WILL BE DRESSED

IN CIVILIAN CLOTHES,

DRIVING CIVILIAN VEHICLES.

AND THEY'LL BE TASKED WITH

STRIKING UP REPORTS WITH

LOCAL CITIZENS.

Reporter: IT IS A NEW

STRATEGY TO ROOT OUT

TERRORISTS.

IN JADE HELM, CITIZENS ARE

PART OF THE EXERCISE.

WATCH OUT, BECAUSE THAT

GUY WHO STRIKES UP A

CONVERSATION WITH YOU AT

THE LOCAL 7-ELEVEN, IS HE

A JADE HELM 15

PARTICIPANT?

IT KIND OF MESSES WITH

YOUR MIND A LITTLE.

Reporter: JOSH ERNEST

SAYS SPECIAL FORCES MOVING

ABOUT COMMUNITIES WILL

WEAR ARM BAND.

I FEEL CONFIDENCE IN

THE EXERCISE.

THE CIVIL LIBERTIES AND

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF

AMERICAN CITIZENS WILL BE

IN NO WAY AFFECTED BY THIS

EXERCISE.

Reporter: DESPITE

CONSPIRACY THEORIES, THE

CONGRESSMAN IS NOT WORRIED

THAT THE U.S. MILITARY

WILL ISSUE MARTIAL LAW.

BUT HE IS NOT HAPPY WITH

THE PRESIDENT.

WHEN MY OWN COMMANDER

IN CHIEF, THROUGH HIS

SUBORDINATES, IS JUST

FINE, FOR GAMES PURPOSES,

DECLARING AN ENEMY OF TWO

OR MORE OF YOUR STATES,

I'VE GOT A REAL PROBLEM

WITH THAT.

THAT IS ONE OF THE MOST

INSENSITIVE, OUTRAGEOUS

THINGS THAT A MILITARY

COMMANDER COULD DO.

Reporter: CHUMLEY

URGES AMERICANS TO ALWAYS

STAY VIGILANT WHEN IT

COMES TO THE GOVERNMENT.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT

AMERICA IS THAT OUR RIGHTS

COME FROM GOD, NOT

GOVERNMENT.

I THINK WE NEED TO HOLD

FAST TO THAT PRINCIPLE

BECAUSE ONCE THAT IS GONE,

YOU JUST OPEN THE DOORS TO

MORE AND MORE GOVERNMENT

ENCROACHMENTS.

Reporter: JENNIFER

WISHON, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: THE HOUSTON

AREA GOT A BREAK FROM RAIN

MOST OF THE DAY ON

WEDNESDAY, BUT OFFICIALS

ARE STILL ASKING SOME

RESIDENTS TO EVACUATE AS

THE FLOODWATERS FLOW

DOWNSTREAM.

THE DEATH TOLL HASRISM TO

AT LEAST 20 PEOPLE IN THE

CATASTROPHIC FLOODING IN

TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA.

AND EVEN MORE SEVERE

WEATHER IS FORECAST FOR

THE STORM-WEARY STATES

TODAY.

IT COULD HAMPER TRYING TO

FIND ABOUT A DOZEN PEOPLE

WHO ARE MISSING.

MEANWHILE, PEOPLE IN

CENTRAL TEXAS ARE RACING

TO SALVAGE THEIR

BELONGINGS.

IT WAS EVERY LETTER I

HAD WRITTEN HER FOR 25

YEARS.

I DIDN'T KNOW SHE HAD KEPT

THEM.

WE'RE JUST TRYING TO

SAVE EVERYTHING.

Efrem: MANY DAMS ARE

IN DANGER, TOO, WITH

RIVERS EXPECTED TO RISE

AGAIN AS THAT STORM THREAT

CONTINUES.

> "OPERATION BLESSING"

IS ON THE GROUND IN SAN

MARCOS, TEXAS, HELPING

WITH RECOVERY EFFORTS IN

ONE OF THE AREAS HARDEST

HIT BY FLOODS.

TEAMS ARE WORKING WITH

LOCAL PASTORS TO REACH OUT

TO RESIDENTS AND TO ASSIST

THEM WITH CLEANUP.

LIKE RHONDA MARTINEZ, WHO

SAYS WATER BEGAN TO POUR

INTO HER HOME AND IT

RIPPED THE TILES OFF THE

FLOOR IN JUST A MATTER OF

MINUTES.

WE WEREN'T ABLE TO

EVACUATE THE HOME.

WE TRIED, AND WE COULDN'T.

WE DID RESCUED BY THE CITY

OF SAN MARCOS.

WINDOWS HAD BEEN BROKEN

FROM THE WATER.

Efrem: SOME OF

RHONDA'S NEIGHBORS ARE

STILL UNACCOUNTED FOR.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

PRAYED WITH RHONDA AND

ENCOURAGED HER, AND GAVE

HER GIFT CARDS SO SHE AND

HER FAMILY COULD PURCHASE

SOME MUCH-NEEDED PERSONAL

ITEMS.

> IN INDIA, PEOPLE ARE

DOING WHATEVER THEY CAN TO

STAY COOL AS TEMPERATURES

SOARED DURING A DEADLY

HEATWAVE.

IT HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE

DEATHS OF AT LEAST 1400

PEOPLE.

OFFICIALS ARE WARNING

PEOPLE TO STAY OUT OF THE

SUN, COVER THEIR HEADS,

AND DRINK LOTS OF WATER.

FORECASTERS SAY THE HIGH

TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE

FOR SEVERAL MORE DAYS.

CBN DISASTER RELIEF IS ON

THE GROUND IN INDIA,

PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO

SEE WHAT THE TEAM IS

DOING.

TO SEE WHAT THE TEAM IS

DOING, SIMPLY LOG ON TO

cbnnews.com.

CBN DISASTER RELIEF IS

ALSO ON THE GROUND IN

NEPAL WHERE ONE MONTH AGO

A DEADLY EARTHQUAKE

DEVASTATED THE COUNTRY.

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

NEPALESE ARE STILL WITHOUT

HOMES AND IN NEED OF OTHER

AID.

AND NOW THERE IS ANOTHER

GROWING CONCERN:

PROTECTING NEPAL'S

CHILDREN.

GARY LANE HAS THIS STORY

FROM KATHMANDU.

Reporter: ONE MONTH

AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE,

NEPALI HOMES ARE STILL IN

RUINS, AND LIVES ARE

SHATTERED.

15 KILOMETRES FROM

KATHMANDU, PEOPLE ARE

STARVING.

AND THEY ARE BEGGING FOR

HELP.

Reporter: CBN

HUMANITARIAN AND DISASTER

RELIEF TEAMS ARE STILL IN

COUNTRY, TRAVELLING LONG

DISTANCES UNDER DIFFICULT

CONDITIONS TO BRING FOOD,

BLANKETS, TARPS, WATER,

AND OTHER ITEMS TO SAVE

NEPALI LIVES.

SO FAR THEY HAVE DELIVERED

MORE THAN 100 TONS.

AND AFTER ALL OF THE

TARPS ARE DISTRIBUTED AND

THE TENTS AND THE FOOD,

AND OTHER ITEMS, TO HELP

THE PEOPLE IN THE

SHORT-TERM, THERE WILL BE

LONG-TERM NEEDS.

THESE COMMUNITIES WILL

HAVE TO BE REBUILT, BRICK

BY BRICK.

IT IS JUST NOT BUILDING

THEM BY BRICKS; IT'S

REBUILDING LIVES.

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE HAVE LOST LOVED

ONES AND ALL OF THEIR

POSSESSIONS.

MANY ARE TRAUMATIZED.

SOME STILL FEAR ANOTHER

BIG EARTHQUAKE.

NOW THE SAFETY OF NEPAL'S

CHILDREN IS AN URGENT

CONCERN.

SOME KIDS HAVE BEEN SEEN

TRAVELLING WITH STRANGERS,

AND THAT RAISES FEARS OF

HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

CHRISTIAN GROUPS SPONSOR

HOMES LIKE THIS ONE IN

KATHMANDU, TO GET KIDS OFF

THE STREET.

BUT IN THE AFTERMATH OF

THE EARTHQUAKE, WITH MORE

THAN 8,000 DEAD AND

THOUSANDS MISSING,

COUNTLESS MORE PARENTLESS

AND IMPOVERISHED CHILDREN

ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE TO

THE STREETS.

DEFINITELY THERE WILL

BE LOTS OF HOMELESS

CHILDREN IN THE FUTURE.

AS IT WAS BEFORE, IT WILL

BE MORE.

Reporter: CONCERNS

ABOUT CHILD TRAFFICKING

CAUSED THE NEPALI

GOVERNMENT TO PLACE A

MORATORIUM ON

INTERNATIONAL ADOPTIONS

FOR THE NEXT THREE MONTHS.

IN THE FUTURE, THE

GOVERNMENT WILL FACE A

GREATER PRESSURE, TO HOUSE

ORPHANED AND HOMELESS

CHILDREN.

CBN IS PROMISING TO HELP

REBUILD NEPALI COMMUNITIES

AND LIVES IN THE DAYS TO

COME.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS,

KATHMANDU, NEPAL.

Efrem: THEY COULD

HOLD THE KEY TO THE WHITE

HOUSE, LATINO EVANGELICAL

VOTERS ARE THE TOP

PRIORITY FOR WHITE HOUSE

Efrem: THE

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IS

NEARLY A YEAR AND A HALF

AWAY, BUT THE FIELD IS

ALREADY CROWDED WITH

CANDIDATES.

WHOEVER WANTS TO WIN THE

EVANGELICAL VOTE WILL NEED

TO ATTRACT A DIVERSE GROUP

OF VOTERRIN VOTERS BECAUSE 25% ARE

MINORITIES, INCLUDING

HISPANICS, AND THOSE

NUMBERS ARE GROWING.

GOVERNOR JEB BUSH.

[SPEAKING IN SPANISH

LANGUAGE]

Reporter: AS WHITE

HOUSE CONTENDERS BEGIN TO

TEST THE WATERS, THEY

REALIZE THEIR TARGET

VOTERS ARE CHANGING.

IN HOUSTON THIS MONTH, JEB

BUSH AND MIKE HUCKABEE

BOTH REACHED OUT TO A

GROUP WITH EMERGING CLOUT.

YOU CAN'T DENY THE FACT

THAT IT IS THE SINGLE

HIGHEST GROWING COMMUNITY

IN AMERICA.

IT IS EARLY IN THE 2016

PRESIDENTIAL RACE, BUT

ALREADY G.O.P. CANDIDATES

ARE COURTING LATINO

EVANGELICALS.

ONE BIG REASON IS THEIR

GROWING NUMBERS.

IF I WAS RUNNING A

CAMPAIGN, I WOULD SAY TO

MY LEADER, WE NEED TO BE

THERE.

THERE IS NO QUESTION

THAT THEY'RE COURTING THE

NHCLC, AND THEY'RE

COURTING THE LATINO

COMMUNITY BECAUSE THEY

UNDERSTAND IT IS A HUGE

CONSTITUENCY THAT CAN AND,

FRANKLY WILL, TURN

ELECTIONS.

Reporter: RIGHT NOW

70% OF THE ADULT

POPULATION IN THE U.S.

IDENTIFIES AS CHRISTIAN.

THE QUARTER BEING

EVANGELICAL.

11% OF THOSE ARE LATINO

EVANGELICALS.

AND AN EVEN LARGER

PERCENTAGE OF LATINOS MAKE

UP THE OVERALL CATHOLIC

NUMBER.

LATINO EVANGELICALS

WILL PLAY A SIGNIFICANT

ROLE IN DETERMINING WHO

OCCUPIES THE WHITE HOUSE

IN 2016, WITHOUT A DOUBT.

Reporter: THE

ELECTORAL MAP IS ALSO

SIGNIFICANT.

IN THREE OF SEVEN SWING

STATES, LATINOS MAKE UP

MORE THAN 15% OF ELIGIBLE

VOTERS.

IT IS NO WONDER, THEN,

THAT CANDIDATES ARE

WORKING ON THEIR SPANISH,

OR MAKING APPEALS, OR

BOTH.

I DO NOT COME TO YOU

TONIGHT WITH THE ABILITY

TO SPEAK SPANISH.

BUT I DO SPEAK A COMMON

LANGUAGE.

I SPEAK JESUS.

Reporter: THE

ORGANIZATION BEHIND THIS

EVENT, THE NATIONAL

HISPANIC LEADERSHIP

CONFERENCE, BOASTS MORE

THAN 40,000-MEMBER

CHURCHES.

THEIR CHURCHES ARE

GROWING AT A RAPID PACE,

AND THEY ARE SPEAKING INTO

POLITICAL ISSUES AND

CULTURAL ISSUES MORE THAN

THEY DID IN THE PAST.

Reporter: FOR 2016,

THE HISPANIC CONFERENCE

WILL ENCOURAGE ITS

CHURCHES TO HOST VOTER

REGISTRATION DRIVE.

THEIR CONCERN,

TRADITIONALLY LOW VOTER

TURNOUT AMONG HISPANICS.

IT IS NOT PROPORTIONAL

TO WHERE WE SHOULD BE.

BUT, NEVERTHELESS, IT IS A

LOT MORE THAN WHERE WE

USED TO BE.

MIKE HUCKABEE TOLD CBN

NEWS HE BELIEVES

CHRISTIANS SHOULD CONSIDER

CIVIL ENGAGEMENT TO BE A

SPIRITUAL RESPONSIBILITY.

HISTORICALLY ONE OF THE

CHALLENGES IS GETTING

PEOPLE TO SAY IT MATTERS

TO BE INVOLVED IN THE

POLITICAL SPHERE.

A LOT OF PEOPLE THIS IS

NOT MY KINGDOM.

MY KINGDOM IS TO COME.

Reporter: THEY COULD

SHAPE ISSUES AND INFLUENCE

THE NATIONAL CONVERSATION.

RESEARCH SHOWS EDUCATION

AND EMPLOYMENT ARE STOP

CONCERNS.

RODRIGUEZ SAYS LIFE,

MARRIAGE, AND RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY ALSO MATTER AND

IMMIGRATION IS CRITICAL.

IT IS MORE ABOUT, MAN,

YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE IT

DIFFICULT FOR US AGAIN TO

VOTE FOR YOU IF YOU DON'T

PASS IMMIGRATION REFORM.

WE HAVE TO STAND UP AND

FIGHT.

Reporter: AND FAITH

LEADERS WARNED THAT

ANTI-IMMIGRANT LANGUAGE IS

A TURNOFF FOR MANY.

HOW YOU MESSAGE IT AND

ADDRESS IT IS A BIG ISSUE.

Reporter: SO DON'T BE

SURPRISED IF THE 2016

CANDIDATES EAT A FEW MORE

TACOS, TALK ABOUT

IMMIGRATION REFORM, AND

FOCUS MORE ON FAITH.

WHAT IT MEANS, AND WHY IT

IS IMPORTANT.

REPORTING IN HOUSTON,

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: THE CHARLEY,

CHARLIE CHALLENGE IS

TRENDING ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

SEE WHAT IT ISN'T A GAME,

NEXT.

Lori: HI, EVERYBODY,

LORI JOHNSON HERE, CBN'S

HEALTH REPORTER.

WE HAD A REALLY ROUGH

WINTER, BUT FINALLY THE

WARM, SUNNY WEATHER IS

HERE, AND WE WANT TO SPEND

A LOT OF TIME OUTSIDE.

THAT MEANS WEARING

SUNSCREEN.

BUT ACCORDING TO AN

ALARMING NEW REPORT,

ONE-THIRD OF ALL

SUNSCREENS DON'T PROTECT

US THE WAY THEY SAY THEY

DO.

SO CHECK OUT MY HEALTHY

LIVING BLOG.

I'LL GO OVER ALL OF THE

SUNSCREEN DOs AND

DON'Ts.

THAT'S ON cbnnews.com.

Efrem: CHECK OUT

CHARLIE-CHARLIE CHALLENGE

AND YOU'LL FIND A

DISTURBING NEW TREND TO

USE PENCILS AND PAPER TO

SUMMON A DEMON.

THE CHALLENGE INVOLVES

PUTTING TWO PENCILS ON A

PIECE OF PAPER IN THE

SHAPE OF A CROSS, AND

WRITING THE WORDS YES AND

NO ON THE PAGE.

AND THEY SUMMON AN ANCIENT

MEXICAN DEMON NAMED

CHARLIE.

CHARLENE AARON SPOKE WITH

A PROFESSOR AT THE COLLEGE

OF ARTS AND SCIENCES AT

REGENT UNIVERSITY.

Reporter: WHY DO YOU

THINK THERE IS SUCH A HUGE

INTEREST IN THIS?

THE SCRIPTURES ARE VERY

CLEAR; WE'VE BEEN CREATED

TO HEAR THE VOICE OF GOD.

WE'VE BEEN CREATED WITH A

DESIRE, A HUNGER, TO HEAR

THE VOICE OF GOD IN THE

VACUUM OF ALL OF THIS.

PEOPLE ARE, INDEED,

INTERESTED IN THE

SUPERNATURAL AND

UNFORTUNATELY ARE TURNING

TO THE WRONG SOURCE.

Reporter: BIBLICALLY

SPEAKING, IS THEREANYTHING

WRONG IN PARTICIPATING

WITH SUCH A CHALLENGE?

SOME VERSIONS SPEAK

ABOUT THIS AS AN

ABOMINATION UNTO GOD, AND

OTHERS SPEAK ABOUT THIS AS

UNTASTEABLE UNTO THE LORD.

WE SHOULD INQUIRE TO GOD

AND NOT OTHER SPIRITS.

Reporter: THE

CHARLIE-CHARLIE CHALLENGE

SUMMONS A SPECIFIC DEMON

FROM MEXICO.

CAN YOU IDENTIFY SPECIFIC

DEMONS?

DOES IT WORK THAT WAY?

IT REALLY DOESN'T WORK

THAT WAY.

THE MOMENT WE OPEN THE

DOOR FOR ANY SPIRITS, ANY

DEMON CAN COME THROUGH.

THE DEMON IS A FALLEN

SPIRIT, RIGHT.

THE MOMENT THAT DOOR

OPENS, ANY EVIL SPIRIT CAN

COME THROUGH.

EXTRAORDINARILY DANGEROUS.

Reporter: SOME PEOPLE

CREDIT THE PENCILS' MOVING

CAPABILITY TO GRAVITY.

WHAT DO YOU SAY TO

SKEPTICS WHO DOUBT THAT

THIS CHALLENGE IS OPENING

THE DOORS TO THE

SUPERNATURAL.

THE SCRIPTURES AND BOTH

THE EVIDENCE AND THE

HISTORY IN THE CHURCH ARE

VERY, VERY CLEAR ON THIS.

THE SPIRITUAL WORLD IS

MORE REAL THAN THE NATURAL

WORLD.

SO THE MOMENT WE OPEN

THESE DOORS, ANYTHING

EVIL, IN ESSENCE, COULD

COME IN AND NOT ONLY

ATTACK BUT CERTAINLY

INFLUENCE IN THE WRONG

WAY.

Reporter: LET'S SAY

YOU'RE A YOUNG PERSON AND

YOUR FRIENDS DECIDE TO DO

THIS CHARLIE-CHARLIE

CHALLENGE, AND AFTERWARDS

YOU'RE FEELING CONVICTED

BY THE HOLY SPIRIT OR EVEN

AFRAID.

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU GIVE TO

A PERSON LIKE THIS?

THE LIGHT OF GOD IS

STRONGER THAN ANY FORM OF

DARKNESS.

THE BEST ADVICE I WOULD

GIVE IS SIMPLY CALL ON THE

NAME OF JESUS.

CALL ON THE NAME OF THE

LORD.

AND THE SCRIPTURES SAY

THAT GOD WILL COME AND

SURROUND US AS THE

MULTIPLIES SURROUND

JERUSALEM, AND HE WILL

PROTECT US FROM ALL EVIL,

ALL DARKNESS AND ALL HARM.

Reporter: WHAT ADVICE

WOULD YOU GIVE TO PARENTS

PARTICULARLY ABOUT THIS?

I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT

FOR PARENTS TO HAVE THIS

CONVERSATION WITH THEIR

CHILDREN VERY EARLY ON.

THEY HAVE TO SAY THAT THE

SPIRIT WORLD IS VERY

STRONG AND GOD IS STRONGER

THAN ANY EVIL FORCE IN

THIS WORLD.

Reporter: DOCTOR,

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

JOINING US TODAY.

THANK YOU.

Efrem: FINALLY THIS

HOUR, A NOTE OF GRATITUDE

TO PASS ALONG ON WHAT I

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THURSDAY.

THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF

THINGS WE CAN THANK GOD

FOR.

SO TODAY, LET'S ALL SAY

THANK YOU, GOD, FOR

PATIENCE AS I CONTINUE TO

LEARN MY LIFE IS A JOURNEY

WITH YOU, AND YOU ARE

THERE, EVEN IN THE MOMENTS

THAT I FEEL YOU ARE

MISSING.

REMEMBER, HE PROMISES HE

WILL NEVER LEAVE US OR

FORSAKE US, AND THAT

PROMISE IS TRUE AT ALL

TIMES.

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