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On CBN Newswatch, June 5: Millions of Fed workers compromised in cyber attack; Test kits bring closure for rape victims; Board approves multi-million jet for Creflo Dollar; and more. Read Transcript


THANKS FOR JOINING US

FOR CBN "NEWSWATCH."

I'M LORI JOHNSON.

Efrem: AND I'M EFREM

GRAHAM.

WASHINGTON IS SCRAMBLING

TO WARN FOUR MILLION

CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL

WORKERS THEIR PERSONAL

INFORMATION MAY HAVE BEEN

STOLEN IN A MASSIVE

CYBER-ATTACK.

MEANWHILE, THE F.B.I. AND

HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICERS

ARE INVESTIGATING THE DATA

BREACH AT THE U.S.

GOVERNMENT'S PERSONNEL

OFFICE.

> AND THEY SAY CHINESE

HACKERS MAY BE RESPONSIBLE

FOR BREAKING INTO THE

COMPUTER NETWORK.

NEWS OF THIS MASSIVE

CYBER-ATTACK AT THE U.S.

GOVERNMENT'S PERSONNEL

OFFICE --

President Obama:

THESE CYBER-THREATS ARE A

CHALLENGE TO OUR NATIONAL

SECURITY.

Efrem: -- COMES JUST

MONTHS AFTER PRESIDENT

OBAMA CONVENED A SUMMIT

WITH THE NATION'S TOP 10

EXECUTIVES, TO SIGN AN

ORDER FOR THE GOVERNMENT

TO WORK WITH PRIVATE

COMPANIES ON

CYBER-SECURITY THREATS.

THIS IS THE LARGEST BREACH

OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEE DATA

WE HAVE SEEN.

HACKERS NOW HAVE ACCESS TO

THE SENSITIVE PERSONNEL

INFORMATION OF UP TO FOUR

MILLION CURRENT AND FORMER

GOVERNMENT WORKERS.

ANALYSTS WARN IT COULD BE

USED FORD FINANCIAL FRAUD,

OR WORSE, ESPIONAGE.

SECURITY EXPERTS AT THE

GOVERNMENT CYBER-SECURITY

COMMAND CENTER DISCOVERED

THE BREACH BACK IN APRIL,

AND BELIEVE THE HACKERS

WORK FOR CHINA.

IT IS STILL NOT CLEAR HOW

LONG THE HACKERS HAD

ACCESS TO THE PERSONNEL

FILES, BUT IT DOES APPEAR

TO BE THE SECOND ATTEMPT

TARGETING THE OFFICE OF

PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT.

THE SAME AGENT SE AGENCY WAS

TARGETED BY CHINESE

HACKERS JUST ONE YEAR AGO.

THE OFFICE IS RESPONSIBLE

FOR CONDUCTING EXTENSIVE

BACKGROUND CHECKS ON

FEDERAL EMPLOYEES.

THIS BREACH IS ONLY THE

LATEST CYBER-ATTACK ON

AMERICA'S GOVERNMENT

AGENCIES AND MAJOR

CORPORATIONS BY THOSE

WORKING FOR FOREIGN

GOVERNMENTS.

JUST LAST WEEK CAME WORD

THE I.R.S. HAD BEEN

COMPROMISED.

AND LAST FALL WE LEARNED

THE WHITE HOUSE AND STATE

DEPARTMENT NETWORKS WERE

ATTACKED BY HACKERS,

BELIEVED TO BE FROM

RUSSIA.

THE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

WHO'S PERSONAL INFORMATION

MAY HAVE BEEN COMPROMISED

IN THIS LATEST BREACH ARE

NOW BEING OFFERED CREDIT

MONITORING AND IDENTITY

THEFT INSURANCE.

THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT IS

DENYING ANY RESPONSIBILITY

FOR THIS CYBER-ATTACK.

Lori: LAWMAKERS IN

CALIFORNIA ARE ADVANCING

NEW RIGHT TO DIE LAWS THAT

WOULD ALLOW TERMINALLY ILL

PATIENTS TO END THEIR

LIVES UNDER A DOCTOR'S

CARE.

THE CALIFORNIA SENATE

PASSED THE MEASURE 23-14.

MEANWHILE, RIGHT TO LIFE

ADVOCATES ARE SPEAKING OUT

ABOUT THE DANGERS OF THE

BILL.

THIS IS RIPE WITH

PROBLEMS.

IT IS NOT ONLY UNBIBLICAL,

BUT IT HAS REALLY GOT A

LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH THE

LEGALITIES AND INFORMED

CONSENT, AND IN MANY WAYS

IT SETS UF A PERFECT CRIME

BECAUSE LEGAL HEIRS CAN BE

PART OF THE REQUEST AND

THE ADMINISTERING OF THE

LETHAL DRUG.

Lori: THE BILL STILL

FACES SEVERAL LEGISLATIVE

HURTLES BEFORE IT CAN

BECOME LAW.

Efrem: FORMER

OLYMPIAN, BRUCE JENNER,

HAS BEEN CELEBRATED FOR

HIS SEX CHANGE.

BUT ONE MAN WHO HAS

UNDERGONE THE SURGERY

TWICE SAYS THAT'S NOT A

GOOD THING.

AUTHOR AND SPEAKER WALT

HEYER SAYS THE SURGERY DID

NOT SOLVE HIS DEEPER,

PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES.

WE KNOW NOT ONLY FROM

JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY,

WHO LAUNCHED THE SURGICAL

PROGRAM IN THE UNITED

STATES IN 1966, AFTER 10

YEARS OF DOING THE WORK.

THEY INTERVIEWED PEOPLE

WHO HAD GONE THROUGH THE

SURGERY AND FOUND THAT IT

WAS NOT EFFECTIVE IN

CHANGING THEIR ATTITUDE

AND/OR THEIR LIFE FOR THE

BETTER.

Efrem: WALTER ALSO

STRESSED THAT CHURCH

SHOULD HAVE COMPASSION ON

PEOPLE STRUGGLING WITH

GENDER CONFUSION.

WE NEED TO BE MINDFUL

THAT THE CHURCH IS REALLY

THE PLACE -- IT'S A

HOSPITAL FOR BROKEN

PEOPLE.

AND AS SUCH, WE NEED TOB

THNEED TO BETHE PEOPLE WHO ADMINISTER

GUIDANCE TO THOSE PEOPLE

WHO ARE SUFFERING.

Efrem: AND YOU CAN

SEE MORE OF THIS INTERVIEW

AT cbnnews.com.

Lori: NATIONAL

STATISTICS SHOW THAT ONE

OUT OF SIX WOMEN HAVE

FACED RAPE IN THEIR

LIFETIME.

ANOTHER TROUBLING FACT:

98% OF THEIR ATTACKERS

HAVE SPENT ONE DAY IN

JAIL.

THAT'S BECAUSE EVIDENCE

HAS BEEN SITTING AND

GATHERING DUST IN POLICE

STORAGE ROOMS ACROSS THE

COUNTRY UNTIL NOW.

Reporter: OVERWHELMED

CRIME LABS, LACK OF MONEY,

AND A RELUCTANCE TO

BELIEVE RAPE VICTIMS

CONTRIBUTE TO A NATIONWIDE

PROBLEM.

THOUSANDS OF UNTESTED RAPE

KIDS, ALMOST 10,000 ALONE

IN THE STATE OF OHIO.

WE OWED IT TO THESE

RAPE VICTIMS TO TEST

THESE.

Reporter: IN 2011,

THE OHIO GENERAL PLEDGED

TO TEST ALL OF THE KIDS.

AS OF MAY, CLOSE TO 80% OF

THE UNTESTED KITS HAVE

BEEN ANALYZED.

THE RESULTS: MORE THAN

2700 D.N.A. MATCHES AND

300 ARRESTS, RESULTING IN

79 CONVICTIONS.

ON AVERAGE, EACH PERSON

MATCHED HAS BEEN LINKED TO

10 CRIMES.

AND ALMOST 30% ARE SERIAL

RAPISTS.

ONE OF THESE PREDATORS IS

DWANE WILSON.

SERVING TIME FOR ANOTHER

CHARGE, HE WAS 23 DAYS TO

FREEDOM WHEN A D.N.A. TEST

LINKED HIM TO A SEXUAL

CRIMES SPREE.

HE RAPED MULTIPLE VICTIMS,

OFTEN HOLDING A KNIFE TO

THEIR THROATS.

YOU SNATCHED WOMEN OFF

THE STREETS, YOU TOOK THEM

SOMEWHERE ELSE, AND YOU

RAPED THEM, AND RAPED THEM

VICIOUSLY.

Reporter: PROSECUTOR

MARY CREDITS THE DISCOVER

TO FINALLY TESTING THE

RAPE KITS.

IT IS THE ONLY REASON

WE CAUGHT DWANE WILSON FOR

THIS CRIME.

Reporter: ANDREW

GETSON LIVED FREELY FOR

YEARS.

AFTER I WAS RAPED, I

WAS BROKEN.

THAT MAN BROKE ME.

IT TOOK YEARS AND YEARS

AND YEARS FOR GOD TO

RESCUE ME.

WHEN THEY CAME TO ME WITH

THIS, IT WAS LIKE MY LIFE

STOPPED.

IT IS LIKE OPENING UP A A

WOUND AND POURING A LOT OF

SALT IN IT.

IT SHOWS THAT WE, AS A

COUNTRY, DO NOT RESPECT

RAPE VICTIMS TO THE EXTENT

TO THE RESPECT OF THE

VICTIMS.

Reporter: THERE IS NO

HOPE THAT MORE VICTIMS

WILL SEE JUSTICE.

LAST YEAR CONGRESS

APPROVED $41 MILLION TO GO

TOWARDS TESTING NEGLECTED

RAPE KITS ACROSS THE

COUNTRY.

EACH KIT HAS THE POTENTIAL

OF BRINGING LON LONG-AWAITED

HELP FOR PEOPLE LIKE THIS

VICTIM.

Efrem: FORECASTERS

SAY TODAY COULD BRING MORE

TORNADOES, HAIL, AND

FLOODING.

AT LEAST NINE TORNADOES

TOUCHED DOWN IN NORTHERN

COLORADO ON THURSDAY.

ONE MAN REPORTED SEEING

PART OF A ROOF FLYING

THROUGH THE AIR.

ANOTHER MAN DOVE UNDER A

TRACTOR AND THEN INTO A

DITCH TO AVOID AN

ON-COMING TWISTER.

RESIDENTS DEALT WITH HAIL

THE SIZE OF QUARTERS AND

FLOODING.

DOZENS OF HOMES WERE

DESTROYED OR DAMAGED, BUT

SO FAR THERE ARE NO

REPORTS OF INJURIES.

THE RED CROSS IS ON THE

SCENE.

Lori: "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS STILL ON THE

GROUND IN SAN MARCO AND

WHIMBERLEY, TEXAS.

IT HAS BEEN 12 DAYS SINCE

FLOODS DESTROYED MANY

COMMUNITIES IN TEXAS.

"OPERATION BLESSING" HAS

BEEN ON THE GROUND SINCE

THE BEGINNING.

AMONG THE RESIDENTS

VOLUNTEERS ARE HELPING

THIS WEEK ARE AMELIA PEREZ

AND HER HUSBAND.

VOLUNTEERS ARE HELPING

THEM PACK THEIR BELONGINGS

AND PREPARE THEIR HOUSE

FOR FLOOD RECOVERY.

"OPERATION BLESSING" ALSO

PROVIDED THEM WITH GIFT

CARDS TO BUY GROCERIES.

THE $65 MILLION GULF

STREAM JET IS ESSENTIAL

FOR THE ATLANTA PASTOR TO

CONTINUE HIS MINISTRY AND

AID WORK.

DOLLAR'S APPEAL FOR

DONATIONS SPARKED

CRITICISM.

THE BOARD SAYS AN APPEAL

FOR DONATIONS WILL SOON BE

RELEASED.

THE MINISTRY SAYS THEY ARE

ASKING FOR DONATIONS FROM

LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE, AND@>

NOT THE PUBLIC AT LARGE.

Lori: COMING UP,

COULD WE BE SEEING THE END

OF ISLAM AS WE KNOW IT.

SEE WHY SOME EXPERTS

BELIEVE THE FASTEST

GROWING RELIGION IN THE

WORLD COULD BE ON THE

VIRGE OF COLLAPSE, WHEN WE

RETURN.

Lori: SOME REPORTS

SAY THAT ISLAM IS THE

FASTEST GROWING RELIGION

IN THE WORLD, BUT THERE IS

ANOTHER SIDE TO THAT

STORY.

Efrem: IT IS ONE YOU

PROBABLY ARE NOT HEARING

ABOUT.

DALE HURD HAS MORE ON WHY

MANY MUSLIMS ARE LEAVING

THEIR FAITH.

Reporter: THE

HEADLINES SAY ISLAM IS

GOING TO BE THE LARGEST

RELIGION IN THE WORLD.

BUT ISLAM IS FACING A

CRISIS.

THE TERRIBLE DEEDS OF ISIS

DONE IN THE NAME OF ALLAH

AND FOLLOWING THE VIOLENT

EXAMPLE OF MUHAMMAD HAVE

HORRIFIED MANY MUSLIMS WHO

ARE NOW QUESTIONING THEIR

FAITH.

MISSIONARIES TO THE

ISLAMIC WORLD SAY MORE

MUSLIMS HAVE CONVERTED TO

CHRISTIANITY SINCE 9/11

THAN DURING THE ENTIRE 14

CENTURIES OF ISLAMIC

HISTORY.

MANY KEEP THEIR

CONVERSIONS A SECRET,

AFRAID FOR THEIR LIVES.

IN LONDON, THIS BRITISH

COLLEGE STUDENT FROM A

PAKISTANI IMMIGRANT FAMILY

LEFT ISLAM AFTER A LENGTHY

STUDY CONVINCED HIM THE

QURAN COULD NOT BE TRUE.

WE HID HIS FACE BECAUSE

ISLAM TEACHES THAT

APOSTATES MUST BE KILLED.

IF SOMEONE LEAVES THIS

LAND OR BECOMES AN

APOSTATE, HIS FAMILY WILL

ABANDON HIM, HIS FRIENDS

WILL REJECT HIM, AND HE

WILL BE KILLED.

A LOT OF MY FRIENDS SAY,

THIS IS THE LAST TIME

WE'LL TALK TO YOU BECAUSE

YOU DISRESPECTED MUHAMMAD.

Reporter: HE HAS

STUDIED THE BIBLE AND SAYS

CHRISTIANITY IS SUPERIOR

TO ISLAM.

SOME EX-MUSLIMS BECOME

ATHEISTS, BUT SOME

DISCOVER A GOD WHO LOVES.

BECAUSE OF THIS, MANY

PEOPLE BECOME CHRISTIANS.

Reporter: IN SWEDEN,

THIS MAN HAS BAPTIZED MORE

THAN 100 EX-MUSLIMS.

EVERY WEEK -- EVERY

WEEK MEET ALMOST ONE OR

MORE WHO COME TO ME --

THEY COME TO ME AND THEY

WANT TO KNOW ABOUT

CHRISTIANITY, ABOUT THE

BIBLE, BECAUSE THEY ARE

VERY ANGRY MUSLIMS AND

THEY DON'T LIKE TO

CONTINUE TO BE MUSLIM.

Reporter: WHEN IT

COMES TO RELIGION, EUROPE

HAS BEEN CALLED THE NEW

DARK CONTINENT, AND SOME

MUSLIMS HERE FEEL TRAPPED

BETWEEN ATHEISM AND

RADICAL ISLAM, BUT THEY

SEE HOPE IN CHRISTIANITY.

WHEN THIS IMAM CAME TO

GERMANY AS IMMIGRANTS FROM

A MUSLIM NATION, HE

REMEMBERS THINKING IF

GERMAN IS A CHRISTIAN

NATION, THEN CHRISTIANITY

IS A DEAD, SINFUL COUNTRY.

BECAUSE OF THE PEOPLE

LIVING TOGETHER, NOT

MARRIED, IS BECAUSE OF THE

CHRISTIAN RELIGION.

Reporter: BUT THEN HE

DISCOVERED RECHRISTIANITY,

AND TODAY IS AN EVANGELIST

REACHING MUSLIMS AND

NON-MUSLIMS FOR CHRIST.

WHEN PEOPLE UNDERSTAND

WHO JESUS IS, THEY WILL

MORE AND MORE LOVE JESUS

AND FOLLOW JESUS.

> AND WHEN THE MUSLIMS

UNDERSTAND MORE AND MORE

WHAT THE MUHAMMAD IS AND

THE QURAN IS, THEY WILL GO

FARTHER AWAY FROM ISLAM.

ISLAM IS GOING TO

COLLAPSE.

Reporter: BROTHER

RASHEED IS THE BROTHER OF

A MAN WHO LIVED AS A

SECRET CONVERT TO

CHRISTIANITY.

NOW HE HOSTS AN ARABIC

LANGUAGE CHRISTIAN PROGRAM

CALLED "DARING QUESTIONS,"

WHICH CHALLENGES MUSLIMS

TO QUESTION THEIR FAITH.

MANY MUSLIMS SAY IF

WHAT ISIS IS DOING IS

ISLAM, I'M LEAVING IT.

SOME OF THEM ARE BECOMING

ATHEISTS.

THERE IS A HUGE WAVE OF

ATHEISM IN THE ARAB WORLD

RIGHT NOW, AND THERE IS

ALSO A HUGE WAVE OF

CONVERSION TO

CHRISTIANITY, FOLLOWING

JESUS CHRIST.

I HAVE NEVER SEEN

SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

ISLAM WAS NEVER FACED WITH

THIS CRISIS BEFORE.

Reporter: HE SAYS

ISLAM APPEARS STRONG BUT

IS ONLY FEEDING OFF THE

SPIRITUAL VOID IN MANY

WEEK CHRISTIAN NATIONS.

LET N ME SAY THE GREATEST

POWER OF THE ISLAM IS THE

WEAKNESS OF THE

CHRISTIANS.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS IN

GERMANY.

Reporter: EVEN WHILE

IT SEEMS THAT ISLAM IS

POISED TO OVERTAKE THE

WEST, BROTHER RASHEED SAYS

CHRISTIANS SHOULD NOT FEAR

ISLAM, A FAITH HE IS

CONVINCED IS SLOWLY DYING.

I THINK PEOPLE ARE

AFRAID BECAUSE OF WHAT

THEY SEE ON THE NEWS.

BUT EVEN VIOLENCE IS JUST

A SIGN OF COLLAPSE.

Reporter: DALE HURD,

CBN NEWS.

Efrem: UP NEXT,

"BEYOND THE MASK," CAN

INDEPENDENT CHRISTIAN

FILM-MAKERS REALLY PRODUCE

AN ACTION ADVENTURE MOVIE

THAT HOLDS UP?

FIND OUT WHEN WE RETURN.

Lori: TURNING TO

TODAY'S EDITION OF "FAMILY

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS" --

Efrem: THE CREATOR OF

"TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL," HAS

A NEW FILM HITTING THE

THEATERS THIS WEEKEND.

IT PREMIERS ON THE

HALLMARK AND HISTORY

CHANNEL ON SATURDAY.

IT MARKS AN EXPANSION OF

MARTHA'S "SIGNED, SEALED,

AND DELIVERED" SERIES.

WE FOLLOW A POSTAL

DETECTIVE ON HIS JOURNEY

TO DELIVER DEAD LETTERS

AND CHANGE LIVES.

I SPOKE WITH WILLIAMSON

ABOUT THE FILM AND ITS

MESSAGE OF FAITH AND

FORGIVENESS.

I THOUGHT, HOW DO WE

MAKE THE MOVE FROM ANGELS,

WHO DON'T REALLY HAVE TO

HAVE ANY FAITH BECAUSE

THEY KNOW, THEY'VE SEEN,

THEY KNOW WHAT THE TRUTH

IS.

AND THEN HOW DO WE EXPLORE

WHAT IT MEANS NOW TO BE A

HUMAN BEING WITH FAITH,

WHO HAS TO DEAL WITH THAT

EVERY SINGLE DAY.

BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO SEE

AND BELIEVE, BUT EVEN MORE

BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO HAVE

NOT SEEN AND BELIEVED.

Efrem: AND YOU CAN

FIND MUCH MORE OF OUR

INTERVIEW WITH MARTHA

WILLIAMSON AT

cbnnews.com.

Lori: THE NEW

CHRISTIAN FILM "BEYOND THE

MASK," HAS ALL OF THE

MAKINGS OF A GREAT ACTION

MOVIE AND MORE.

Efrem: WE RECENTLY

TALKED WITH THE CAST AND

CREW ABOUT THE MESSAGE OF

GRACE, LIBERTY, AND

REDEMPTION.

Reporter: WHILE THE

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED "BEYOND

THE MASK," IS SET IN

COLONIAL TIMES, IT OFFERS

A MIXED BAG OF MODERN

STUNTS AND EXPLOSIONS.

I'M HERE AT THE PREMIER

FOR THE CHRISTIAN MOVIE

"BEYOND THE MASK," WHICH

IS BREAKING BARRIERS IN

THE FILM INDUSTRY BY

TAKING A MOVIE ABOUT FAITH

INTO THE ACTION AND

ADVENTURE ARENA.

COLT SHOT MR. BROWN ONE

LAST TIME.

Reporter: ANDREW

CHENEY PLAYS WILLIAM WILL

REYNOLDS.

YOU HAVE A GUY WHO IS

TRYING TO RIGHT THE WRONG

OF THE PAST.

Reporter: SHE PLAYS

CHARLOTTE, REYNOLDS' LOVE

INTEREST.

SHE BRINGS SOMETHING

UNIQUE TO THE TABLE, AND

THAT KIND OF HELPS TO

BALANCE OUT HER AND

WILLIAM.

Reporter: COUSINS

CHAD AND A AARON PRODUCED

THE FILM.

WE BOTH LIKE ACTION

FILMS, AND SO WE MADE A

FILM WE WOULD LIKE TO DO.

Reporter: THE FORMER

HOME-SCHOOLERS WANTED THE

MOVIE TO SHOWCASE THEIR

LOVE OF U.S. HISTORY.

HISTORICAL DEPICTIONS,

SUCH AS THE SIGNING OF THE

DECLARATION OF

INDEPENDENCE AND SCENES

WITH BE BEN FRANKLIN ARE

INCLUDED IN THE FILM.

STEVEN KENDRICK HELPS

MENTOR THESE YOUNG

FILM-MAKERS THROUGH THE

SCRIPT-WRITING PROCESS.

THEY NOW HOPE TO INSPIRE A

NEW GENERATION OF

MOVIE-GOERS.

WE WANT TO REACH YOUNG

PEOPLE BECAUSE AS THIS IS

THE THEME THAT GOD HAS

REALLY TAUGHT US IN OUR

HEARTS.

THESE THEMES OF IDENTITY,

THEMES OF HOPE THROUGH

RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.

YOU ARE THE MAN I NEED

THERE.

I'M DONE.

Reporter: JOHN REESE

DAVIS, KNOWN FOR HIS ROLES

IN BLOCKBUSTERS LIKE "LORD

OF THE RINGS," PLAYS SIR

CHARLES KING.

AND HE SAYS THE FILM'S

COMPELLING SCRIPT DREW HIM

TO THE PROJECT.

IT IS A GOOD ACTION

ADVENTURE.

AND I LOVE THE SCRIPT.

Reporter: EARLIER

THIS YEAR, AN ADVANCED

SHOWING OF THE FILM OPENED

AT A RECORD-SETTING 444

THEATERS NATIONWIDE, YET

THE MESSAGE IS WHAT THESE

FILM-MAKERS STANDS OUT

ABOVE ALL.

IT IS ABOUT REDEMPTION.

Reporter: CHARLENE

AARON, CBN NEWS, DETROIT,

MICHIGAN.

Lori: THIS

SWASH-BUCKLING DRAMA WILL

BE OPENING TOMORROW IN 100

CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

AND YOU CAN SEE MORE

INTERVIEWS WITH CHARLENE

AND THE CAST AND CREW ON

cbnnews.com.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

Efrem: IT IS THE

WEEKEND, SO THAT MEANS IT

IS TIME FOR OUR REGULAR

FAMILY-FRIENDLY MOVIE

REVIEWS WITH BOB

WALLASHEFSKI, AND HE IS

WITH THE ENTERTAINMENT

REVIEW DEPARTMENT CALLED

"PLUGGED IN ONLINE."

SO ENTOURAGE, SPY, AND

INSIDIOUS ARE THE BIG

MOVIES OUT, BUT I KNOW

YOU'RE GIVING THEM A

THUMBS DOWN.

SO LET'S HIT A FILM THAT

HAS BEEN A SLOW BURNER.

TELL US ABOUT "FAR FROM

THE MATTING GROUT."

IT IS NUMBER EIGHT ON

THE LIST OF BOX OFFICE TOP

10.

IT IS A SLOW BURNER, LIKE

YOU SAID.

IT IS BASED ON A BOOK THAT

WAS RELEASED IN 1874 BY

THOMAS HARDY.

IN ESSENCE IT IS THE STORY

OF THREE MEN IN LOVE WITH

A VERY INDEPENDENT WOMAN

WHO OWNS A FARM IN THE

19th CENTURY.

AND TWO GUYS, YOU COULD

TELL WOULD PROBABLY BE

GOOD FOR HER, IF SHE CHOSE

EITHER ONE OF THOSE GUYS.

BUT THERE IS ONE GUY WHO

IS A TOTAL JERK, AND WHO

IS SHE GOING TO CHOOSE?

THE JERK.

I LIKE THIS FILM BECAUSE

BY THE TIME THE CREDITS

ROLL, THERE IS RESOLUTION

IN A SATISFACTORY WAY.

AND YET THE FILM GIVES US

QUITE A BIT TO TALK ABOUT

HER.

WE GAVE THIS ONE A 3.5 OUT

OF 5 FOR

FAMILY-FRIENDLINESS.

Efrem: AND THERE IS

ANOTHER PG-13 FILM OUT

ABOUT THE LEAD SINGER OF

THE BEACH BOYS CALLED

"LOVE AND MERCY."

WHAT DID YOU THINK?

I WILL BE VERY HONEST

HERE AND SAY I FOUND THE

FILM INTERESTING.

I WAS NOT AWARE OF THIS

STORY.

AND PURPORTEDLY, BRIAN

WILSON HIMSELF SAW THE

FILM AND SAID IT WAS

PRETTY ACCURATE ABOUT HIS

LIFE.

IT DEALS INTO HIS MENTAL

ILLNESS, HIS DRUG USE, HIS

SECOND MARRIAGE.

BY THE TIME THE CREDITS

ROLL, WE ACTUALLY ARE

GETTING TO SOMEWHAT OF A

HAPPY ENDING.

I WISH THEY WOULD HAVE

BACKED IT UP AND GIVEN US

THE HAPPY ENDING ABOUT

MAYBE 20 MINUTES BEFORE

THE FILM ENDED AND SHOWN

US A LITTLE MORE OF THE

BRIGHT SPOTS IN BRIAN'S

LIFE INSTEAD OF ALL OF THE

YUCK.

BECAUSE, AGAIN, HE WENT

THROUGH A REALLY TOUGH

PERIOD.

AND A LOT YEARS.

BUT I THINK FROM A FAMILY

PERSPECTIVE, ONE OF THE

THINGS THAT REALLY

CONCERNED US -- WE GAVE

THIS ONE A 2.5 -- WAS

NUMEROUS MISUSES OF OUR

SAVIOR'S NAME.

WE CAN'T RECOMMEND "LOVE

AND MERCY."

Efrem: MAYBE IT IS A

GREAT WEEKEND TO STAY AT

HOME.

ANYTHING ON TELEVISION?

YEAH.

ON NBC, I THINK IT IS

EPISODE 10 OF "A.D.," FROM

MARK AND ROMA.

BUT ON THE HALLMARK

CHANNEL, THERE IS "SIGNED,

SEALED, DELIVERED FROM

PARIS WITH LOVE."

HALLMARK WAS RUNNING IT AS

A TV SERIES, BUT THEN THEY

QUIT.

THEY SAID, WE'RE GOING TO

TELL THE STORY IN OUR

HALLMARK MOVIE SEGMENT.

SO THIS IS A MOVIE THIS

SATURDAY NIGHT.

SO TOMORROW NIGHT, 9:00

EASTERN, 8:00 CENTRAL, I

BELIEVE, AND I LIKE THIS

FILM.

AND EVEN FOR PEOPLE WHO

HAVE NEVER SEEN ONE

"SIGNED, SEALED, AND

DELIVERED," YOU CAN JUMP

RIGHT IN ON THIS MOVIE AND

LIKE IT.

I THOUGHT IT WAS

WELL-DONE.

Efrem: I SAW IT AND I

AGREE WITH YOU

WHOLEHEARTEDLY.

THANK YOU, BOB.

YOU BET.

WE'LL TALK NEXT WE'RE.

Efrem: AND FINALLY

THIS FRIDAY, A POSITIVE

MESSAGE TO UPLIFT YOU AS

YOU HEAD INTO THE WEEKEND.

WE CALL IT OUR FRIDAY

FRAIJ FULL: "BE BOLD, BE

BRAVE, BE COURAGEOUS.

YOU EXIST FOR THE WORLD TO

SEE JESUS, AND PEOPLE

CAN'T ACCEPT OR REJECT A

JESUS THEY CAN'T SEE.

AND HIS LIGHT IS NOT

SMALL.

IN THE WORDS OF A YOUNGER

GENERATION, TURN UP FOR

THE GOD IN YOU.

AND MAKE THIS A FABULOUS

FRIDAY.

Lori: AND REMEMBER, I

CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH

CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME.

THAT'S IT FOR CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

YOU CAN FIND MORE OF OUR

EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF THE

ISSUES YOU CARE MOST ABOUT

AT cbn.com.

Efrem: WE'LL SEE YOU

MONDAY.

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