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On CBN Newswatch, Sept. 4: Jailed clerk becomes symbol in faith freedom war; Pastor says school football baptism 'voluntary'; House panel questions fmr Clinton aid on Benghazi; and more. Read Transcript


Efrem: TODAY ON

"NEWSWATCH," JAILED FOR

HER FAITH, HOW SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE IS UNDERMINING

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN

AMERICA.

> PLUS, A STAGGERING

HUMANITARIAN CRISIS.

WHAT THE MASSIVE INFLUX OF

IMMIGRANT REFUGEES WILL

MEAN FOR THE FUTURE OF

EUROPE.

> AND WE'LL TRANSPORT

YOU TO THE BOX OFFICE FOR

A FAMILY-FRIENDLY TAKE ON

THE TOP MOVIES AS THE

THEATER, INCLUDING THE

FAITH-BASED FILM, "WAR

ROOM."

> THANKS SO MUCH FOR

JOINING US FOR CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS SENT A

KENTUCKY COUNTY CLERK TO

JAIL FOR REFUSING TO ISSUE

MARRIAGE LICENSES.

THE CASE PUTS A NATIONAL

SPOTLIGHT ON THE GROWING

BATTLE BETWEEN RELIGIONS

FREEDOM AND GAY MARRIAGE.

IT IS JUST THE LATEST SIGN

THOSE WHO OPPOSE THE

REDEFINITION OF MARRIAGE

WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

HEATHER SELLS HAS THE

LATEST.

Reporter: KIM DAVIS

SITS BEHIND BARS FOR

TAKING A STAND AND

REFUSING TO ISSUE MARRIAGE

LICENSES TO ANYONE IN HER

TINY KENTUCKY COUNTY.

IN DOING SO, SHE HAS

BECOME A NATIONAL SYMBOL

FOR MANY WHO OPPOSE GAY

MARRIAGE BECAUSE OF THEIR

FAITH.

UNDER WHO'S AUTHORITY

ARE YOU NOT ISSUING THE

LICENSES?

UNDER GOD'S AUTHORITY.

Reporter: THE GAY

COUPLE SUING DAVIS ASKED

SHE BE FINED, BUT IN A

SURPRISE MOVE, THE FEDERAL

JUDGE DECIDED TO PUT HER

IN JAIL, SAYING JUST A

FINE WOULDN'T BE ENOUGH TO

BRING ABOUT HER

COMPLIANCE.

SHE REJECD A DEAL TO

ALLOW HER DEPUTIES TO

PROCESS SAME-SEX MARRIAGES

THAT COULD HAVE PROMPTED

HER RELEASE.

SHE IS ORDERED TO STAY

THERE UNTIL SHE IS WILLING

TO CHANGE HER MIND AND

CHANGE HER CONSCIENCE

ABOUT WHAT THAT BELIEF IS.

Reporter: WITHIN

HOURS OF THE JUSTICE'S

ORDER, SEVERAL CANDIDATES

DECLARED THEIR SUPPORT FOR

DAVIS.

HUCK HUCK SAYS, WHO WILL

BE NEXT, PASTORS,

PHOTOGRAPHERS, CATERERS,

FLORISTS, THIS IS A

RECKLESS, APPALLING, OUT

OF CONTROL DECISION THAT

UNDERMINES OR

CONSTITUTION."

AND TED CRUZ SAID, TODAY

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

THE GOVERNMENT ARRESTED A

CHRISTIAN WOMAN FOR LIVING

ACCORDING TO HER FAITH.

THIS IS WRONG, THIS IS NOT

AMERICA.

AMERICA."

HILLARY CLINTON SAID

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

SHOULD UP HOLD THE LAW,

AND THE WHITE HOUSE SAID

THER IS NO PUBLIC

OFFICIAL THAT IS ABOVE THE

RULE OF LAW.

BUT A WALL STREET

EDITORIAL RESPONDE WE

DON'T RECALL PRESIDENT

OBAMA INSISTING ON THE

RULE OF LAW WHEN ERIC

HOLDER ANNOUNCED IN 2011

THAT HE WOULDN'T DEFEND

CHALLENGES TO WHAT WAS

THEN THE LAW, "THE DEFENSE

OF MARRIAGE ACT."

IF YOU CAN'T DO YOUR

JOB, RESIGN.

> Reporter: DAVIS HAD

HOPED KENTUCKY LAWMAKERS

WOULD FIND A WAY FOR HER

TO KEEP HER JOB AND HER

CONSCIENCE.

BUT THE GOVERNOR HAS

REFUSED TO CALL A SPECIAL

SESSION.

IN THE MEANTIME, HER

DEPUTIES PLAN TO FOLLOW A

U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE'S

ORDER AND ISSUE MARRIAGE

LICENSES TO SAME-SEX

COUPLES STARTING TODAY.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: MEANWHILE, IN

NORTH CAROLINA, MORE THAN

30 MAGISTRATES HAVE

REFUSED TO PERFORM

WEDDINGS, BUT THEY ARE

PROTECTED BY LAW.

RIGHT AFTER THE SUPREME

COURT LEGALIZED GAY

MARRIAGE, THE STATE PASSED

THE LAW.

THE LAW EXEMPTS COURT

OFFICIALS AND IS DESIGNED

FOR THOSE OPPOSING GAY

MARRIAGES.

> A MASS BAPTISM ON A

GEORGIA PUBLIC SCHOOL IS

DRAWING CONVERSE.

THE BAPTISM HAPPENED ON

THE FIELD BEFORE FOOTBALL

PRACTICE, AND IMAGES WERE

POSTED ON LINE.

THOSE DREW COMPLAINTS AND

CRITICISM FROM THE FREEDOM

FROM RELIGION FOUNDATION.

IT SENT A LETTER TO THE

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS,

SAYING THAT THE BAPTISM

AMOUNTED TO PROSELYTIZING,

BUT THE PASTOR INVOLVED

SAID THE PARTICIPATION WAS

VOLUNTARY.

THE SCHOOL HAD NOTHING

TO DO WITH THIS.

IT WAS AFTER SCHOOL,

BEFORE PRACTICE.

IT WAS A GREAT

EXPERIENCE.

IT WASN'T FORCING ANYBODY.

IT WAS A VOLUNTEER THING.

IF YOU WANTED TO COME AND

SUPPORT YOUR TEAM, YOU

COULD.

Efrem: THE

SUPERINTENDENT SAYS THE

SCHOOL DISTRICT IS TAKING

THE APPROPRIATE STEPS TO

INVESTIGATE THE INCIDENT.

> PROSECUTORS IN THE

CHARLESTON, SOUTH

CAROLINA, CHURCH SHOOTING

SAY THEY WILL PURSUE THE

DEATH PENALTY.

NIKKI HALEY WAS IN

WASHINGTON, SPEAKING TO

THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB.

AS MARK MARTIN REPORTS,

SHE DISCUSSES RISM IN

AMERICA FROM A UNIQUE

PERSPECTIVE.

SOME CALL SOUTH

CAROLINA GOVERNOR NIKKI

HALEY A RISING STAR IN THE

REPUBLICAN PARTY.

AND IN 2016, A POTENTIAL

VI PREDENTIAL

CANDIDATE.

SHE TALKED ABOUT THE NEW

SOUTH.

THE FIRST THING I WANT

TO SAY TODAY IS THAT I AM

THE PROUD DAUGHTER OF

INDIAN IMMIGRANT PARENTS

THAT REMINDED MY BROTHERS,

MY SISTER AND ME EVERY DAY

HOW BLESSED WE WERE TO

LIVE IN THIS COUNTRY.

Reporter: NIKKI HALEY

IS THE FIRST WOMAN IN THE

FIRST MINORITY GOVERNOR IN

SOUTH CAROLINA.

"NEWSWEEK" CALLED HER THE

NEW FACE OF THE NEW SOUTH.

SH RECEIVED NATIONAL

ATTENTION FOR HER

LEADERSHIP AFTER THE

JUNE 17th CHURCH

SHOOTING IN CHARLESTON.

NINE PEOPLE LOST THEIR

LIVES.

IT IMMEDIATELY BECAME

CLEAR THIS WAS THE ACT OF

A RACIST, MOTIVATED NOT BY

MENTAL ILLNESS, BUT BY

PURE HATE.

Reporter: IT WAS

RACIAL HATE, CLEARLY

STATED BY THE GUNMAN IN A

MANIFESTO HE POSTED ON

LINE.

FIVE DAYS AFTER THE

SHOOTING, HALEY CALLED FOR

THE REMOVAL OF THE

CONFEDERATE FLAG.

AS I SAID WHEN I

ANNOUNCED MY INTENTION TO

BRING DOWN THE FLAG, THIS

IS A DEBATE THAT DOES NOT

NEED TO HAVE WINNERS OR

LOSERS.

THOSE WHO REVERE THE FLAG

FOR REASONS OF ANCESTRY

AND HERITAGE, RETAIN EVERY

RIGHT TO DO SO.

BUT WHAT HAPPENED IN

CHARLESTON SHED A

DIFFERENT LIGHT ON AN

ISSUE AND OUR STATE W HAD

LONG STRUGGLED WITH.

WHAT WE SAW IN THE

EXTRAORDINARY REACTION IN

CHARLESTON WAS PEOPLE OF

ALL RACES THAT CAME

TOGETHER.

WE DIDN'T HAVE RIOTS.

WE HAD VIGILS.

WE DIDN'T HAVE VIOLENCE.

WE HAD HUGS.

THE STATE HOUSE BELONGS TO

ALL PEOPLE, AND IT NEEDED

TO BE WELCOMING TO ALL

PELE.

THAT WAS NOT POSSIBLE WITH

THAT FLAG FLYING.

Reporter: HALEY SAYS

THE UNFINISHED GOALS OF

THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMT

REMAIN, A MOVEMENT WHICH

EVERY PERSON, NO MATTER

THEIR SKIN COLOR, HAS

EQUAL TREATMENT UNDER THE

LAW.

HERE AGAIN, THE NEW

SOUTH IS AN EXAMPLE FOR

THE REST OF THE COUNTRY.

SOUTH CAROLINA IS THE

FIRST STATE IN THE COUNTRY

TO APPROVE STATE-WIDE BODY

CAMERAS FOR POLICE.

Reporter: AS FAR AS

SOUTH CAROLINA'S FLAG, IT

CAME DOWN.

AND HALEY SAYS HER STATE

MOVED FORWARD.

MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: A HOUSE

COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING

THE BENGHAZI ATTACKS IS

QUESTIONING ANOTHER MEMBER

OF HILLARY CLINTON'S INNER

CIRCLE TODAY.

THURSDAY CHERYL MILLS

TESTIFIED FOR NINE AND A

HALF HOURS IN A

CLOSED-DOOR HEARING.

SHE WAS ASKED ABOUT HER

ROLE IN PREPARING THE

TALKING POINTS THAT

INITIALLY BLAMED THE

ATTACK ON AN INTERNET

VIDEO.

AND THE COMMITTEE ASKED

HER ABOUT THE PRIVATE

E-MAIL SERVER CLINTON USED

FROM HER HOME WHILE

SECRETARY OF STATE.

CONTROVERSY OVER THE

SECURITY OF THE SERVER

INTENSIFIED THIS WEEK WHEN

THE STATE EMPLOYEE WHO SET

UP THE SERVER REFUSED TO

TESTIFY.

MEANWHILE, JAKE SULLIVAN

IS TESTIFYING TODAY.

A LEADING PRO-LIFE

ADVOCATE SAYS LAB RATS ARE

HANDLED WITH MORE CARE

THAN THE BODIES OF ABORTED

BABIES.

SHE DREW THAT COMPARISON

AT A PRIVATE SCREENING ON

CAPITOL HILL FOR

DEMOCRATIC STAFFERS.

AROUND 2,000 HOUSE AND

SENATE EMPLOYEES WERE

INVITED TO WATCH THE

RECENT UNDERCOVER VI

SHOWING THE EXECUTIVES

DISCUSSING THE SALE OF

FETAL TISSUE.

THE VIDEOS HAVE PROMPTED

CALLS TO DEFUND PLANNED

PARENTHOOD AND SPARKED

DEBATE ABOUT WHETHER THE

PRACTICE IS LEGAL.

RATS ARE TREATED

BETTER.

THERE ARE BETTER PROTOCOLS

FOR RATS IN RESEARCH THAN

THERE ARE FOR THESE

CHILDREN.

Efrem: MARJORIE ALSO

SAYS THERE IS PLENTY OF

BLAME TO GO AUND.

THERE ARE MANY LINKS ON

THE CHAIN.

AND EVERY LINK ON THE

CHAIN OF USING THESE

CHILDREN IS CULPABLE.

SO THE PEOPLE WHO BENEFIT

FINANCIALLY, THE PEOPLE

WHO ARE ABORTING AND

CHANGING THE TECHNIQUES TO

GET AN INTACT CADAVER,

THEY'RE CULPABLE.

THE PEOPLE DOING THE

RESEARCH ARE CULPABLE

MORALLY.

OF COURSE, IT IS LEGAL.

THAT MEANS THE U.S.

CONGRESS IS CULPABLE

BECAUSE THE U.S. CONGRESS

WAS THE FIRST BODY TO MAKE

SURE THIS WAS ALL OKAY.

Efrem: PROTESTORS

FROM PLANNED PARENTHOOD

FLANKED THE EN ENTRANCE TO

THE SCREENING.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD SAYS

THE VIDEOS WERE DOCTORED.

THIS MONTH AT LEAST THREE

HOUSE COMMITTEES HAVE

SCHEDULED HEARINGS

SURROUNDING EVIDENCE

PRESENTED BY THE VIDEO

EXPOSÉ.

> THE CHILDREN'S

PUBLISHING GIANT SCOLASTIC

HAS COME OUT WITH A BOY

FOR TRANSGENDERS.

THE BOOK IS WRITTEN BY A

TRANSGENDER AUTHOR AND IT

IS TARGETED AT THIRD TO

SEVENTH GRADERS.

THEY SENT THE BOOK TO

10,000 TEACHERS AND TOOK

THE AUTHOR TO MAJOR BOOK

FAIRS AS WELL.

THE BOOK WAS ORIGINALLY

CALLED "GIRL GEORGE," BUT

THEY CHANGED THE TITLE

JUST TO "GEORGE."

CRITICS SAY BOOKS LIKE

THIS WILL ONLY CREATE NEW

CONFUSION FOR YOUNG,

ELEMENTARY, SCHOOL-AGED

CHILDREN.

IT IS CHALLENGING

ENOUGH FOR NORMAL CHILDREN

TO NAVIGATE AND TO COME TO

TERMS WITH THEIR GENDER

IDENTITY, WHAT IT MEANS TO

BE MALE OR FEMALE.

THINGS LIKE THIS ARE ONLY

GOING TO ADD GREATER

CONFUSION ON TO THE

STRUGGLES THAT EVEN IN THE

ORDINARY COURSE OF THINGS

MOST CHILDREN WILL HAVE.

Efrem: HE SAYS BOOKS

LIKE THIS ARE NOT

NECESSARILY COMPASSIONATE

BECAUSE THEY MAY EVEN

PREVENT CHILDREN WITH

GENDER ISSUES FROM

RECEIVING HELPFUL

TREATMENT.

IT MAY PLANT IDEAS,

THOUGH, IN THE MINDS OF

THOSE WHO ARE STRUGGLING

IN SOME WAY, AND THIS IS

COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY

BECAUSE WHAT THE RESEARCH

SHOWS IS FIRST OF ALL,

MOST CHILDREN WHO STRUGGLE

WITH GENDER IDENTITY

ISSUES, ACTUALLY HAVE

THOSE ISSUES RESOLVED

BEFORE ADULTHOOD AND DO

NOT CHANGE THEIR GENDER

I'DTITIIDENTITY BEFORE THEIR

BIRTH.

> COMING UP, THE GREAT

REPLACEMENT.

IT'S ONE OF THE BIGGEST

THINGS TO HIT EUROPE IN

CENTURIES.

SEE HOW EUROPEANS ARE

RESPONDING TO THE NEW

IMMIGRATION CRISIS.

THE STORY IS COMING UP

NEXT.

Efrem: THE MIGRANT

CRISIS IN EUROPE HAS

INTENSIFIED AS HUNDREDS OF

MIGRANTS REFUSED TO

REGISTER AS REFUGEES IN

HUNGARY.

THEY WERE ALLOWED TO BOARD

A TRAIN TO BUDAPEST, BUT

THE MIGRANTS APPARENTLY

WERE NOT AWARE OF THEIR

DESTINATION.

ONCE THEY ARRIVED AT A

STATION NEAR THE CAMP,

THEY STARTED PROTESTING,

AND NOW HUNDREDS OF

REFUSING TO LEAVE THE

TRAIN BECAUSE THEY DON'T

WANT TO BE STUCK IN

ECONOMICALLY DEPRESSED

HUNGARY.

> AS EUROPE IS BEING

OVERWHELMED WITH

IMMIGRANTS, SOME EUROPEANS

ARE ASKING, WILL OUR

COUNTRY CEASE TO EXIST AS

WE KNOW IT IF WE DON'T

SOLVE THIS CRISIS?

DALE HURD HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: IT IS A

STAGGERING HUMANITARIAN

CRISIS, THE LARGEST

REFUGEE INFLUX SINCE WORLD

WAR II.

MORE THAN 300,000 AFRICANS

HAVE CROSSED THE BORDER.

HUNDREDS MORE HAVE DIED

TRYING IN JUST THE PAST

FEW WEEKS.

BUT THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS

TRAGEDY IS HOW IT WILL

CHANGE EUROPE.

LEADERS REFUSED TO STOP

THE FLOW FOR MANY REASONS.

SOME SAW MIGRANTS AS CHEAP

LABOR.

OTHERS WERE AFRAID OF

BEING BRANDED RACE SIST RACIST FOR

OPPOSING IT.

BUT EXPERTS WERE ASKING IF

EUROPE WOULD STILL BE

EUROPE IF IMMIGRANTS

OUTNUMBERED NATIVES.

IT IS CLEAR THAT AS THE

POPULATIONS APPROACH A

TIPPING POINT, THERE ARE

INCREASING GROUPS OF

PEOPLE WHO ARE ESSENTIALLY

ASKING THE QUESTION: IF

THE POLITICAL

ESTABLISHMENT CONTINUES TO

GET ITS WAY, IN FIVE, IN

10, IN 20 YEARS TIME, HOW

MANY GERMANS ARE GOING TO

BE LEFT IN GERMANY.

HOW MANY FRENCH PEOPLE ARE

GOING TO BE LEFT IN

FRANCE?

Reporter: FRENCH

WRITER RENAUD CAMAUD SAYS

IT IS THE BIGGEST THING TO

HAPPEN TO FRANCE SINCE THE

15th CENTURY.

WHAT IS HAPPENING IS

THE POPULATION IS

CHANGING.

CAN FRANCE BE THE SAME

WITH A DIFFERENT PEOPLE,

AND OBVIOUSLY THE ANSWER

IS NO.

Reporter: FOR YEARS,

SWEDEN HAS TAKEN IN MORE

MIGRANTS PER CAPITA THAN

ANY OTHER NATION AND THE

EXPERIMENT HAS NOT GONE

WELL.

SEGREGATION AND

UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG

MIGRANTS REMAIN HIGH.

MIGRANT GANGS HAVE

DEVELOPED A HABIT OF

THREETHROWING HAND GRENADES

DURING STREET BATTLES.

OFFICIALS DENIED THAT THE

AREAS ARE NO-GO ZONES, BUT

WHAT WAS DESCRIBED TO US

CERTAINLY SOUNDED LIKE

NO-GO ZONES.

POLICE SERVICES AND

AMBULANCE SERVICES, THEY

ARE COMING TO THESE AREAS

AND THEY ARE ATTACKED.

THE KIDS ARE THROWING

STONES AT THEM.

THEY ARE MORE OR LESS

RIOTS.

SO THE POLICE HAVE BEEN

ATTACKED BY GANGSTERS.

AND THERE IS FIREARMS AND

HANDGUNS.

Reporter: THIS

SWEDISH MAN, TINO

NDAJI.

YOU GO TO SOME CITIES

AND THEY'RE 20 YEARS AHEAD

DEMOGRAPHICALLY.

AND 'S WHAT THE REST

OF SWEDEN IS GOING TO BE.

OF THE 300 MUNICIPALITIES,

THE BOTTOM 10, THERE IS

EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT,

SCHOOL OUTCOMES, POVERTY.

Reporter: SWEDISH

IMMIGRATION POLICY DOESN'T

WORK.

THE STATISTICS CLEARLY

PROVE IT.

SO WHY IS SWEDEN BRINGING

IN MORE AND MORE

IMMIGRANTS.

AND WHY ARE OPPONENTS

BRANDED AS RACISTS.

WE PUT THE ERECTING OF

FENCES THAT JUST BASALLY

MAKE THE PASSAGE MORE

DANGEROUS.

Reporter: TINO

SANANDAJI BELIEVES THE

SWEDISH LEFT'S OBSESSION

WITH IMMIGRATION AND

RACISM HAS BECOME A

RELIGIOUS SUBSTITUTE.

IF YOU WANT TO

PSYCHOLOGYIZE, SWEDEN HAS

LOST THEIR MORAL

GROUNDING, BECAUSE THE

ELITEST, IN PARTICULAR,

ARE AGGRESSIVELY

ANTI-RELIGION.

BUT PEOPLE NEED SOME SORT

OF MORALITY, SOME VALUES.

INSTEAD, THEIR VALUES ARE

ANTI-RACISM.

SO THEY CREATED THIS

ALTERNATIVE REALITY FOR

THEMSELVES.

BUT IT IS 1930s, AND

THEY'RE THE GUYS FIGHTING

HITLER.

Reporter: BUT MORE

AND MORE SWEDES SEEM TO

FINALLY HAVE HAD ENOUGH

BECAUSE THE RIGHT WING

ANTI-IMMIGRATION SWEDEN

DEMOCRATS ARE THE MOST

POPULAR PARTY IN THE

COUNTRY.

THE LOCAL

MUNICIPALITIES AND

GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES

THAT RUN THE COUNTRY ALL

SAY IT IS NOT WORKING.

WE'RE STANDING BEFORE THE

COLLAPSE OF THE SYSTEM

ALMOST IN SWEDEN.

PEOPLE LIVING IN THE

MULTI-CULTURE CHAOS THEY

CREATED SEE THIS.

Reporter: IN MANY

CASES THE ESTABLISHMENT

SEEMS UNWILLING OR UNABLE

TO STOP THE MIGRANT

INFLUX.

A NEW POLL SHOWS

IMMIGRATION IS NOW THE

NUMBER ONE POLITICAL ISSUE

IN BRITAIN.

GERARD BATTON IS PART OF

THE U.K. INDEPENDENCE

PARTY.

WHY WOULD YOU ALLOW

UNLIMITED IMMIGRATION.

IT IS MADNESS.

AS LONG AS YOU'VE GOT

THESE OPEN BORDERS, THE

LEFT WING POLITICAL LEAGUE

CAN SAY WE'RE GOOD PEOPLE

BECAUSE WE'RE NOT RACIST

LIKE THE NASTY PEOPLE WHO

WANT TO CONTROL

IMMIGRATION.

Reporter: ALMOST A

MILLION MIGRANTS HAVE

ARRIVED IN GERMANY THIS

YEAR ALONE.

GEAN PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR

OPEN BORDERS IS FALLING.

THE FEAR OF OPEN BORDERS

IN EUROPE SEEMS TO BE THE

SAME FEAR THAT IS HELPING

TO POWER DONALD TRUMP'S

SURPRISING CAMPAIGN FOR

PRESIDENT.

DESPERATE PEOPLE IN NEEDY

SERVE TO BE HELPED, BUT

MANY ARE ASKING WHAT WILL

HAPPEN TO EUROPE IF THE

REFUGEE SURGE DOESN'T

STOP?

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS,

REPORTING FROM EUROPE.

Efrem: STILL TO COME,

THE TRANSPORTER, A WALK IN

THE WOODS, AND "WAR

ROOM,", WE HAVE ALL OF THE

LATEST TO GIVE YOU YOUR

BEST CHOICE FOR THE

WEEKENDNTERTAINMENT.

Efrem: IT IS THE

WEEKEND, AND THAT MEANS IT

IS TIME FOR OUR REGULAR

FAMILY-FRIENDLY MOVIE

REVIEWS WITH BOB

WALLASHEFSKI.

HE IS WITH THE

ENTERTAINMENT REVIEW

DEPARTMENT FOR "FOCUS ON

THE FAMILY."

"TRANSPORTER REFUELED,"

WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THIS

PG-13 ACTION THRILLER.

THIS IS THE FOURTH IN

THE "TRANSPORTER" SERIES

AND WE'RE REINTRODUCED TO

FRANK MARTIN.

HE IS KIND OF THE SHADY

BUSINESSMAN WHO TRANSPORTS

PACKAGES FROM POINT "A" TO

POINT "B."

THIS TIME AROUND HE IS

ASKED TO TRANSPORT A

PACKAGE BY A LADY NAMED

ANNA.

THE BIG PICTURE IS THERE

IS NO ONE TO ROOT FOR IN

THIS FILM.

YOU HAVE BAD GUYS AND THEN

YOU HAVE VERY, VERY BAD

GUYS.

I GUESS YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO

ROOT FOR JUST THEBAD

GUYS, THE FRANK MARTIN AND

HIS FATHER.

BUT THE DIRECTOR HAS A LOT

OF SCENES WITH

UNDERWEAR-CLAD WOMEN.

FRANK MARTIN AND HIS

FATHER -- LET'S JUST SAY

USE LESS THAN HONORABLE

MORAL CHOICES.

IT IS JUST DISAPPOINTING.

AND THE VIOLENCE, WHICH IS

NON-STOP, AND THE CAR

WRECKS, CAN BE A BIG

GRUESOME.

GAVE THIS A MERE 2, EFREM,

OUT OF 5.

NOT HIGH ON MY LIST.

Efrem: ROBERT REDFORD

HAS A NEW COMEDY OUT AND

IT IS CALLED "A WALK IN

THE WOODS."

HOW WAS IT?

I JUST GOT DONE READING

THE BOOK.

AND THE BOOK HAS ITS

ISSUES, BUT THE FILM HAS

EVEN MORE SO.

THERE IS NO BIG SUSPENCE.

BILL BRYSON, A WRITER,

DECIDES HE IS GOING TO

WALK THE A AP APALACIAN TRAIL.

AND A FRIEND SAYS, I'LL DO

IT, AND HE IS OUT OF

SHAPE, THEN BOTH DECIDE TO

DO THIS WALK ALONG THIS

TRAIL.

THERE ARE MOMENTS I REALLY

LIKE HERE, THE FRIENDSHIP.

THEY'RE REALLY LOOKING FOR

MEANING AND PURPOSE.

BUT THE LANGUAGE CAN BE

QUITE FOUL, ESPECIALLY

MISUSES OF OUR SAVIOR'S

NAME.

FINGERNAILS DOWN A

CHALKBOARD FOR ME.

I WAS DISAPPOINTED WITH "A

WALK IN THE WOODS."

Efrem: AND "WAR ROOM"

IS A CHRISTIAN FILM ABOUT

THE POWER OF PRAYER.

GIVE US AN UPDATE HOW THAT

IS DOING AT THE BOX

OFFICE.

I WAS MILDLY SURPRISED

WHEN IT MADE $11.3 MILLION

PER SCREEN AVERAGE.

WHICH IS ABSOLUTELY HUGE.

IT WAS THE NUMBER ONE NEW

FILM IN THE NATION.

HAPPILY "WAR ROOM" IS ON A

ROLL.

I THINK IT IS BECAUSE NOT

ONLY IS THIS FILM ABOUT

PRAYER, EFREM, BUT IT IS A

FILM THAT WAS BATHED IN

PRAYER.

EVERY DAY BEFORE THEY

SHOT, THEY HAD A BIBLE

STUDY AND A PRAYER TIME.

I THINK THIS LABOR DAY

WEEKEND WE'LL SEE IT DO

WELL AGAIN COME TUESDAY

MORNING THIS TIME.

Efrem: I'VE ALREADY

SEEN IT.

WOULDN'T MIND SEEING IT

AGAIN.

THANK YOU, BOB.

YOU BET.

Efrem: AND IT IS TIME

FOR YOUR FRIDAY FAITHFUL.

THE MESSAGE I'M ENCOURAGED

TO SHARE IS THIS: DO NOT

BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR WHAT

YOU NEED.

CONSIDER THIS, IF YOU NEED

HELP AND FAIL TO ASK YOUR

BROTHER OR SISTER, YOU'RE

ACTUALLY DENYING THEM OF A

CHANCE TO BE BLESSED.

REMEMBER, GOD USES PEOPLE

TO BE HIS HANDS AND FEET.

AT TIMES, YOU'RE THE

PERSON GIVING THE

BLESSING.

AND OTHER TIMES, YOU'RE

THE ONE ON THE RECEIVING

END.

BE BLESSED TO BE A

BLESSING TODAY.

> AND THAT IS GOING TO

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CBN "NEWSWATCH."

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WONDERFUL WEEKEND.

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