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CBN NewsWatch: January 28, 2016

On CBN Newswatch, Jan. 28: Lawyers: Indictment of prolife filmmakers work of 'runaway grand jury'; Trump sticks to decision to boycott Iowa debate; Wife of Saeed Abedini files domestic relations case; and more. Read Transcript


Efrem: TODAY ON

"NEWSWATCH," FREE SPEECH

BATTLE.

SEE HOW PRO-LIFE

FILM-MAKERS ARE DEFENDING

THEIR RIGHTS AFTER BEING

TARGETED FOR EXPOSING

PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

> PLUS, AS THE PRESIDENT

MOVES TO IN BRING IN MORE

MIDEAST MIGRANTS, HEAR

WHAT IS BEING DONE TO KEEP

THE TERRORISTS OUT.

> AND THE PANTHERS ARE

HEADED TO THE SUPER BOWL.

HEAR ONE OF THE LEADERS

TALK ABOUT THIS

PRESTIGIOUS AWARD OFF THE

FIELD.

> THANKS FOR JOINING US

FOR CBN "NEWSWATCH".

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

THE HOUSTON DISTRICT

ATTORNEY IS TARGETING THE

ACTIVISTS WHO EXPOSED

PLANNED PARENTHOOD'S

SELLING OF UNBORN BABY

BODY PARTS.

NOW THEIR LAWYERS ARE

ASKING THE D.A. NOT TO

PROCEED WITH THAT CASE,

SAYING THE INDICTMENT OF

THE UNDERCOVER FILM-MAKER

IS LEGALLY FLAWED.

GARY LANE HAS THE DETAILS.

Reporter: LAWYERS FOR

DAVID DELITEN AND SANDRA

MEMERIT TURNED THE

INDICTMENT AGAINST THEM AS

THE WORK OF A RUN-AWAY

GRAND JURY.

THEY ARE PARTICULAR THE

PRO-LIFE CENTER FOR

MEDICAL PROGRESS.

AFTER GOING UNDERCOVER,

THEY RELEASED A SERIES OF

VIDEOS LAST YEAR THAT

CRITICS SAY EXPOSE PLANNED

PARENTHOOD'S DEALING IN

UNBORN BABY PARTS.

YOU KNOW, I WANT IT.

Reporter: PRO-LIFERS

PRAISE THEM.

BUT A HOUSTON GRAND JURY

ACCUSED THEM OF COMMITTING

A FELONY BY USING FAKE

CALIFORNIA LICENSES TO

GAIN ACCESS TO PLANNED

PARENTHOOD OFFICES.

AND THEY MAY FACE A

MISDEMEANOR CHARGE FOR

OFFERING TO BUY ABORTED

BODY PARTS.

THE ORGANIZATION

TRAFFICKING IN BABY BODY

PARTS.

REGENT UNIVERSITY LAW

PROFESSOR JAMES DWAYNE

AGREES, AND SAYS THE

PLANNED PARENTHOOD VIDEOS

CLEARLY SHOW THAT FEDERAL

LAW WAS VIOLATED.

IT IS QUITE SURPRISING

THAT THE GRAND JURY WOULD

DECIDE TO INDICT NOT THE

FOLKS WHO ARE BEHIND ALL

OF THIS, BUT THE

INVESTIGATORINVESTIGATORS WHO ARE

TRYING TO BRING ALL OF

THIS TO LIGHT.

Reporter: AND ONE OF

THE PROSECUTORS ASSIGNED

TO THIS CASE WAS A PLANNED

PARENTHOOD BOARD MEMBER.

WE DON'T KNOW FOR SURE,

AND IT WILL DEPEND IF THAT

SINGLE INDIVIDUAL WAS

DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THE

PRESENTATION OF THE

EVIDENCE TO THE GRAND

JURY.

Reporter: MANY

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS SAID

THEY WERE OUTRAGED AFTER

LEARNING ABOUT PLANNED

PARENTHOOD'S SELLING OF

BABY BODY PARTS, THEY

WEREN'T ABLE TO CUT OFF

FUNDING FOR PLANNED

PARENTHOOD.

BUT SOME STATES ARE ACTING

ON THEIR OWN.

THE OHIO SENATE PASSED A

BILL ON WEDNESDAY TO BAN

THE FUNDING OF PLANNED

PARENTHOOD.

AND NEARLY HALF OF ALL

STATES NOW HAVE SUCH LAWS

ON THE BOOKS.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: THE WIFE OF

PASTOR SAEED ABEDINI IS

FILING FOR LEGAL

SEPARATION.

THIS COMES LESS THAN TWO

WEEKS AFTER HIS RELEASE

FROM AN IRANIAN PRISON AND

ONE DAY AFTER HIS RETURN

TO THEIR HOME IN IDAHO.

IN A POST ON Facebook,

NAGHMEH MADE THE

ANNOUNCEMENT AND SPOKE

ABOUT HIDDEN ABUSE SHE

ENDURED FOR MOST OF HER

MARRIAGE.

CBN NEWS SPOKE TO NAGHMEH

ABOUT THE ISSUES IN THE

MARRIAGE SHORTLY AFTER SHE

LEARNED PASTOR SAEED WAS

BEING RELEASED.

THE REALITY IS THAT

WE'RE NOT HEROS.

JESUS IS THE ONLY HERO.

HE IS OUR ONLY EXAMPLE.

AND WE'RE BROKEN PEOPLE

WITH ISSUES.

AND, YOU KNOW, MY

BROKENNESS HAS ALLOWED ME

TO UNDERSTAND OTHER PEOPLE

WHO HAVE GONE THROUGH

SIMILAR STRUGGLES AND

ABUSE IN THEIR OWN

RELATIONSHIP.

WE'RE BOTH BROKEN PEOPLE.

I'M PROUD OF SAEED, HAVING

NEVER WAVERED, AND THAT'S

THE BEAUTIFUL PART.

EVERYONE KNOWS THE GOOD

AND THE BAD.

UNFORTUNATELY, I DIDN'T

WANT THE BAD TO BE OUT

THERE.

AND THERE NEEDS TO BE

CHANGE THAT HAS NOT BEEN

IN THE LAST 11 YEARS OF

OUR MARRIAGE.

AND THERE NEEDS TO BE

HEALING.

Efrem: NAGHMEH

ABEDINI WAS A TIRELESS

ADVOCATE FOR HER HUSBAND'S

RELEASE UNTIL NOVEMBER,

WHEN SHE TOLD SUPPORTERS

IN A PRIVATE E-MAIL, HE

HAS BEEN AN ABUSIVE

HUSBAND AND SHE PLANNED TO

STEP OUT OF THE PUBLIC EYE

FOR PRAYER, FASTING, AND

MORE TIME WITH THE

CHILDREN.

THAT E-MAIL WAS LEAKED TO

THE PRESS.

> REPUBLICAN

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

WILL BE TAKING THE DEBATE

WITHOUT THE FRONT-RUNNER,

DONALD TRUMP.

HE CITED UNFAIR TREATMENT

BY FOX NEWS.

THE OTHER G.O.P.

CANDIDATES ARE HOPING THEY

CAN EMERGE FROM THE SHADOW

TRUMP HAS HELD OVER THE

RALLY.

TRUMP IS HOPING TO HAVE A

PRIVATE DEBATE, WHICH WILL

RAISE MONEY FOR WOUNDED

WARRIORS.

> EVANGELICALS AND

CATHOLICS WHO ARE MOVING

TO OVERLOOK THEIR

RELIGIOUS DIFFERENCES TO

ACT AS ONE ON IMPORTANT

ISSUES.

PAUL STRAND SHOWS US WHO

IS AT THE CENTRE OF THIS

TRANSFORMATION.

Reporter: DR. JAY

RICHARDS, A PROMINENT

CATHOLIC WRITER, WORKS

WITH INFLUENTIAL

EVANGELICALS TO PUSH THE

TWO FAITHS CLOSER

TOGETHER.

THESE TWO PEOPLE

GROUPS, THESE TWO

RELIGIOUS BODIES IN THE

UNITED STATES, IN MANY

WAYS HOLD THE SOLUTION FOR

RENEWING OUR CULTURE.

Reporter: HE BELIEVES

THAT HASN'T HAPPENED YET

BECAUSE OF A FAILURE TO

SEE HOW MUCH THEY HAVE IN

COMMON AND CAN GAIN BY

JOINING FORCES.

PART OF THE REASON THAT

CHRISTIANS HAVE BECOME SO

INFLUENCIAL IN AMERICAN

CULTURE IS BECAUSE WE

EXIST IN 10,000 VH1

GHETTOS, LITTLE SILOS.

IT DOESN'T MEAN WE'RE

FIGHTING EACH OTHER, BUT

IT MEANS WE'RE NOT WORKING

TOGETHER.

Reporter: BUT

AMERICANS HAVE COME A LONG

WAY TO LET A CATHOLIC

POLITICIAN'S FAITH TO WORK

AGAINST THEM.

NOW YOU SEE PROMINENT

CHRISTIANS LIKE MARCO

RUBIO AND EVANGELICAL TED

CRUZ SUPPORTED EQUALLY BY

EACH OTHER'S RELIGIOUS

GROUPS.

RICHARDS WORKS WITH

EVANGELICAL LEADER JAMES

ROBINSON TO REACH BOTH

CATHOLICS AND EF CULLS.

>EVANGELICALSEVANGELICALS.

I THINK IT IS ACTUALLY

VERY HEALTHY.

THESE THINGS AREN'T

DIVIDING UP O OVE OVER THESE

RELIGIOUS DIFFERENCE.

Reporter: IF THEY

COULD WORK IN UNITY,

RICHARDS THINKS IT COULD

PREVENT THE SPIRAL

DOWNWARD.

WHAT WE DO, HOW WE VOTE

ACTUALLY MATTERS.

I HOPE WE'LL USE THE

ATTACKS ON CHRISTIANITY

AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AS

AN OPPORTUNITY TO COME

TOGETHER, TO THINK

STRATEGICALLY, TO SAY, HOW

DO WE CREATE A PUBLIC AND

EFFECTIVE WITNESS WHEN WE

COME TOGETHER IN THE

PUBLIC SQUARE.

Reporter: AS A UNITED

FORCE, CATHOLICS AND

EVANGELICALS WOULD FORM,

BY FAR, THE LARGEST VOTING

BLOCK IN THE COUNTRY.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Efrem: THERE IS VOCAL

OPPOSITION ON BOTH SIDES

OF INDIANA'S LATEST

ATTEMPT TO BALANCE CIVIL

RIGHTS PROTECTIONS FOR

HOMOSEXUALS AND RELIGIOUS

RIGHTS FOR PEOPLE WITH

BELIEFS.

THEY PASSED THE

G.O.P.-SPONSORED BILL ON

WEDNESDAY, BUT CRITICS

SAID IT WOULD SANCTION

DISCRIMINATION AGAINST GAY

PEOPLE.

THE DEBATE BROUGHT IN THE

WASHINGTON STATE FLORIST

WHO MADE HEADLINES FOR

REFUSING TO PROVIDE

FLOWERS FOR A SAME-SEX

WEDDING.

BARRONELLE STUTZMAN

TESTIFIED THAT PEOPLE

SHOULD NOT BE FORCED TO

PARTICIPATE IN EVENTS THAT

CONFLICT WITH THEIR

BELIEFS.

THE STATE SENATE DID NOT

TAKE ACTION ON A SECOND

MEASURE THAT WOULD HAVE

EXTENDED CIVIL RIGHTS

PROTECTIONS ON BOTH SEXUAL

ORIENTATION AND GENDER

IDENTITY.

> A COUNTY JUDGE IN

OREGON MAY LOSE HIS JOB

AFTER REFUSING TO PERFORM

A SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

CEREMONY.

A STATE JUDICIAL FITNESS

PANEL IS RECOMMENDING THE

REMOVAL OF MAR MARIAM COUNTY

JUDGE FOR REFUSING TO

PERFORM SUCH CEREMONIES

BASED ON HIS RELIGIOUS

BELIEF.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE JUDGE

SAID THE PANEL IS

DISREGARDING HIS FIRST

AMENDMENT RIGHTS, AND THAT

HE IS INNOCENT ON THE

ETHICS CHARGES.

> THAT OREGON RANCH

STANDOFF WITH THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT COULD BE COMING

TO AN END.

THE GROUP'S LEADER AMMON

BUNDY, HAS ISSUED A

STATEMENT, TELLING

FOLLOWERS TO GO HOME.

THAT COMES AFTER BUNDY AND

SEVEN OTHERS WERE ARRESTED

ON TUESDAY.

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS

SHOT AND KILLED ONE OF THE

PROTESTORS AT THE TIME

THEY ARRESTED BUNDY.

ANOTHER THREE OF THE

PROTESTORS SURRENDERED

LATE WEDNESDAY.

THE GROUP HAD TAKEN OVER A

FEDERAL WILDLIFE REFUGE IN

OREGON TO PROTEST FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT CONTROL OVER

LAND IN THE WESTERN U.S.

> STILL TO COME RIGHT

HERE, MUSLIM REFUGEES ARE

HEADING INTO OUR COUNTRY,

BUT ARE THEY IMMIGRANTS OR

ARE THEY INVADERS?

Efrem: FRANCE

WELCOMED IRANIAN PRESIDENT

ROUHANI TODAY WITH A

LUCRATIVE CAR-MAKING

AGREEMENT AND PLEDGES TO

BOOST TRADE.

IT COMES AFTER PRESIDENTIRANIAN EXILES IN FRANCE

PROTESTED THE NEW DEALS

WITH IRAN, SAYING THE

REGIME WILL ONLY USE THE

NEW MONEY TO PROMOTE

TERRORISM AND CONTINUE ITS

DOMESTIC CRACKDOWN ON

FREEDOM.

THE MONEY OUT OF THIS

LIFT OF SANCTIONS WILL GO

IN THE HANDS OF

REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS, WHO

ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR

DOMESTIC REPRESSION,

ESPECIALLY EXECUTIONS IN

IRAN, THAT IS UNDER

ROUHANI.

OVER 2,000 HAVE BEEN

EXECUTED.

57 OF THEM HAVE BEEN

WOMEN.

WE HAVE TO SAY THE MONEY

WILL GO INTO THEIR HANDS

FOR TERRORISM, FOR THE

TALIBAN, IN SYRIA, IN

IRAQ, IN LEBANON.

Efrem: MEANWHILE,

FRANCE IS STILL CONCERNED

ABOUT WHAT IRAN MAY BE UP

TO.

THEY'VE ASKED THE EUROPEAN

UNION TO CONSIDER NEW

SANCTIONS AFTER IRAN'S

RECENT BALLISTIC MISSILE

TESTS.

> PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS

SAID HE PLANS TO BRING

MORE MIDEAST REFUGEES INTO

THE UNITED STATES, BUT

THAT MOVE HAVE MET WITH

SOME SERIOUS OPPOSITION

BECAUSE OF CONCERNS

TERRORISTS COULD SNEAK

INTO AMERICA, ALONG WITH

THE REAL REFUGEES.

DALE HURD HAS THIS LOOK AT

THE DEBATE OVER

IMMIGRATION AND ISLAM.

Reporter: AS EUROPE'S

WINTER CLOSES IN ON SYRIAN

REFUGEES, MANY FIND

THEMSELVES OUT IN THE

COLD.

THE WEATHER IS COLD.

Reporter: AS AMERICA

PREPARES TO ACCEPT SOME OF

THEM, MANY ARE ASKING

WHICH OF THEM ARE TRUE

REFUGEES?

WHAT IS AMERICA'S ROLE, IF

ANY, IN HELPING THEM?

AND HOW MANY OF THEM ARE

ISIS.

I TAKE ISIS AT ITS WORD

WHEN IT SAYS WE WANT TO

EXPLOIT THE REFUGEE

PROGRAM TO INFILTRATE THE

WEST.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA SAYS SYRIAN REFUGEES

ARE LESS DANGEROUS THAN

TOURISTS, AND HE WANTS TO

BRING IN AT LEAST 10,000

IN 2016, BUT WARNING SIGNS

ABOUND.

THE GERMANS SAY ALMOST ONE

OUT OF THREE MIGRANTS ARE

LYING ABOUT BEING SYRIAN.

THE CZECH PRESIDENT HAS

WARNED THAT EUROPE IS

FACING AN ORGANIZED

INVASION, AND NOT THE

SPONTANEOUS MOVEMENT OF

REFUGEES.

ONE YOUNG REFUGEE TOLD

THIS SWISS NEWSPAPER HE

MET MANY RADICAL MUSLIMS

ON HIS WAY TO EUROPE.

AND F.B.I. DIRECTOR JAMES

COMEY HAS WARNED CONGRESS

THAT SYRIAN REFUGEES

CANNOT BE PROPERLY VETTED.

IT IS NOT JUST THOSE

WHO COME IN HERE WHO

SPECIFICALLY INTEND TO BE

PART OF PLOTS TO KILL

AMERICANS, IT IS ALSO

THOSE WHO MAY BE MOST

EASILY RECRUITABLE IN THE

YEARS TO COME.

Reporter: CLIFFORD

MAY OF THE DEFENSE OF

DEMOCRACIES SAYS IT WOULD

ONLY TAKE A FEW TERRORISTS

TO GET THROUGH.

THERE WERE ONLY A

HANDFUL OF PEOPLE INVOLVED

IN THE 9/11 ATTACKS.

JUST A HANDFUL.

IS THAT OKAY?

ARE WE WILLING TO HAVE A

9/11 ATTACK EVERY ONE

YEAR?

EVERY THREE YEARS?

Reporter: DONALD

TRUMP HAS CALLED FOR A

TEMPORARY BAN ON ALL

MUSLIM IMMIGRATION.

BUT WHEN YOU ACTUALLY

CRUNCH THE NUMBERS, THOSE

WHO HAVE GONE THROUGH THE

ACTUAL REFUGEE-VETTING

PROCESS HAVE SO FAR

COMMITTED NO ACTS OF

TERRORISM ON AMERICAN

SOIL.

THERE HAVE BEEN NO

REFUGEES ADMITTED SINCE

9/11 WHO HAVE COMMITTED A

TERRORIST ATTACK IN THE

UNITED STATES.

Reporter: IMMIGRATION

POLICY ANALYST ALEX

NOROSTA SAYS SYRIAN

REFUGEES WOULD NOT COME

FROM EUROPE, BUT FROM

CAMPS IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

THE FIRST LEVEL OF

CHECK THROUGH THE REFUGEE

SYSTEM IS DONE BY THE

U.N., WHERE THEY REJECT

99% OF APPLICANTS.

THERE ARE AN ADDITIONAL 21

DIFFERENT STEPS UNDERTAKEN

BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT

THAT A REFUGEE MUST GO

THROUGH IN ORDER TO COME

TO THE UNITED STATES.

FOR A SYRIAN, IT TAKES

LOUB THREABOUT THREE YEARS.

SO IT IS A VERY SAFE

SYSTEM.

IT IS THE HARDEST WAY TO

COME TO THE UNITED STATES.

Reporter: THERE ARE

EASIER WAYS FOR A

TERRORIST TO ENTER THE

U.S., LIKE GREEN CARD

FRAUD FOR A STUDENT VISA

OR SIMPLY WALKING ACROSS

THE BORDER.

BUT WHAT THIS DEBATE SEEMS

TO REALLY BE ABOUT IS THE

RELIGION OF THE REFUGEES:

ISLAM.

AND IF ISLAM MAKES THEM A

POTENTIAL DANGER.

PRESIDENT OBAMA, WHO

CONTINUES TO HAVE TROUBLE

SAYING THE WORDS "MUSLIM

TERRORISM," SEEMS TO VIEW

ISLAM AS THE SAME AS OTHER

RELIGIONS.

BUT MANY FORMER MUSLIMS

DISAGREE.

IS IT?

IS IT THE SAME AS OTHER

RELIGIONS?

NO, IT IS NOT.

ISLAM IS DIFFERENT FROM

OTHER RELIGIONS BECAUSE

THEY DO NOT EXCEPT ANY

LOVE BESIDES ALLAH'S LOVE.

Reporter: WE ASKED

BROTHER RASHID WHO HOSTS A

POPULAR TV PROGRAM CALLED

"DARING QUESTIONS," IF

SOME MUSLIM MIGRANTS ARE

COMING TO THE WEST NOT AS

GUEST, BUT AS CONQUERERS.

OF COURSE.

I HAVE FAMILY MEMBERS IN

EUROPE WHO THINK THE SAME

THING.

THEY HATE EUROPE.

THEY HATE THE WEST.

THEY HATE THEIR WAY OF

LIFE.

SO THEY ARE THERE TO

CHANGE THEM.

Reporter: BROTHER

RASHID SAYS HE DOES NOT

BELIEVE, AS SOME DO, THAT

EVERY MUSLIM IS A

POTENTIAL TERRORIST

BECAUSE HE SAYS MANY

MUSLIMS ARE NOT SERIES SERIOUS

ABOUT THEIR FAITH.

BUT HE WARNS THAT ALL A

MUSLIM NEEDS TO DO, LIKE

THE SAN BERNARDINO BOMBER,

IS SUDDENLY DECIDE TO

FOLLOW THE QURAN

COMPLETELY.

HE SAYS THAT IS PRECISELY

WHAT ISIS HAS TRIED TO DO.

THESE GUYS ARE DEVOUT

MUSLIMS.

THEY ARE NOT JUST A BUNCH

OF TERRORISTS WHO DID NOT

UNDERSTAND ISLAM.

ALL OF THESE GUYS

UNDERSTOOD ISLAM, AND

STUDIED IT.

al-BAGHDADI, THE HEAD OF

ISIS, IS A Ph.D. HOLDER

IN ISLAMIC STUDIES.

SO HE MUST UNDERSTAND

ISLAM TO GET A Ph.D.

Reporter: THERE ARE

MORE CONCERNS ABOUT MUSLIM

REFUGEES.

POLLS SHOW MOST MUSLIM

COUNTRIES ARE OVERWHELMING

ANTISEMITIC.

ALMOST 80% OF SYRIANS

SUPPORT HAMAS.

POLLS SHOW MOST AMERICANS

OVERWHELMING OPPOSE

ACCEPTING SYRIAN REFUGEES,

AND OVER 30 STATES HAVE

REFUSED TO ACCEPT THEM.

AMERICA IS NOT ONLY A LAND

OF IMMIGRANTS, IT IS THE

MOST CHARITABLE NATION ON

EARTH.

BUT WHEN IT COMES TO

ALLOWING IN SOME MUSLIM

REFUGEES, AMERICANS MAY BE

FORCED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN

CHARITY AND SAFETY.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: NEXT, MEET THE

CAROLINA PANTHER WHO HAS

ALREADY WON AN AWARD

BEFORE EVEN PLAYING IN THE

BIG SUPER BOWL GAME.

Efrem: THE STAGE IS

SET FOR SUPER BOWL 50, THE

CAROLINA PANTHERS WILL

FACE PEYTON MANNING AND

THE DENVER BRONCOS.

AT 39 YEARS OLD, MANNING

WILL BE THE OLDEST

QUARTERBACK TO START IN

THE SUPER BOWL, BUT HE

SAYS HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO

THE TEAM ARE STILL QUITE

DIFFERENT.

I'M FORTUNATE AND

GRATEFUL THAT I HAVE THE

OPPORTUNITY TO CONTRIBUTE

STILL IN SOME WAY.

IT IS A GREAT HONOR TO BE

GOING BACK TO THE SUPER

BOWL.

Efrem: THE BRONCOS

OUTLASTED TOM BRADY AND

THE PATRIOTS LAST SUNDAY,

NAILED BY A WINNING 20 TO

18.

IN THE N.F.C., THE GAME

WASN'T THAT CLOSE.

AND THE ARIZONA CARDINALS

IN A 49 TO 15 BLOWOUT,

THANKS TO A COMBINED

EFFORT ON BOTH SIDES OF

THE BALL.

WE'RE A VERY RESILIENT

TEAM.

VERY HARD-NOSED, TOUGH,

NOT ALWAYS PHYSICALLY, BUT

MENTALLY, FOR PEOPLE TO

NOT PULL IN YOUR FAVOR, TO

SAY IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF

TIME THAT THE CAROLINA

PANTHERS THIS, THAT, AND

THE OTHER.

WE HEAR IT.

FOR A TURNOUT FOR THIS, IT

MAKES IT ALL WORTHWHILE.

BUT I KEEP SAYING IT,

WE'RE NOT FINISHED.

Efrem: NOT FINISHED

INDEED.

THE NEXT STEP AND FINAL

STEP, A SUPER BOWL

VICTORY, BUT ONE PLAYER

HAS ALREADY RECEIVED AN

IMPRESSIVE AWARD.

WE HEAD NOW TO CHARLOTTE,

NORTH CAROLINA, FOR

TODAY'S "FAITH ON THE

FIELD."

> THE CAROLINA PANTHERS

HEAD TO SUPER BOWL 50,

HOPING TO RAISE THE

LOMBARDI TROPHY FOR THE

FIRST TIME IN FRANCHISE

HISTORY.

LED BY QUARTERBACK CAM

NEWTON.

HIS BIG PASSES AND QUICK

FOOT WORK COMBINE TO MAKE

ONE OF THE HIGHEST SCORING

NFL OFFENSES.

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE

BALL, THE TEAM'S DEFENSIVE

CAPTAIN IS MAKING STRIDES

OF HIS OWN OFF THE FIELD.

INSIDE THE CAROLINA

STADIUM, THE GENERAL

MANAGER'S OFFICE TAKES A

RARE AND REVERED PHONE

CALL.

PANTHER'S LINEBACKER

THOMAS DAVIS IS CHOSEN TO

RECEIVE THE PRESTIGIOUS

BART STARR AWARD, FOR WORK

AT HOME, ON THE FIELD, AND

IN THE COMMUNITY.

IT GOES BACK TO DOING

THINGS THE RIGHT WAY:

BEING A GOOD FATHER, BEING

A GOOD, PRODUCTIVE

CITIZEN, KNOWING THAT I

HAVE YOUNG KIDS AT HOME

WATCHING MY EVERY MOVE.

I HAVE YOUNG KIDS IN OUR

COMMUNITIES THAT ARE

WATCHING EVERYTHING THAT

WE DO.

Efrem: AS THE AWARD'S

29th RECIPIENT, THOMAS

IS NOMINATED AMONG 10

NOMINEES, VOTED BY HIS

PEERS, BOTH NFL OPPONENTS

AND TEAMMATES.

HE IS THAT LEADER THAT

YOU WANT IN THE LOCKER

ROOM.

I THINK FOR ALL 32 TEAMS,

I COULD SAY IF THEY HAD A

THOMAS IN THERE, IT WOULD

BE A DIFFERENT TEAM.

HE HAS GOT CAMPS, BACK

TO SCHOOL DRIVES, HE FEEDS

PEOPLE ON THE HOLIDAYS --

OFF THE FIELD IS WHEN YOU

REALLY SEE THOMAS.

WE GO OUT AND DO IT

BECAUSE WE CARE ABOUT THE

FAMILIES AND WE WANT TO

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHEN IT

IS GENUINE, WHEN YOU'RE

DOING THINGS FROM THE

HEART.

THERE ARE SO MANY MOMS

STRUGGLING TO RAISE THEIR

KIDS.

I WATCHED MY MOM CRYING

SOMETIMES, STRUGGLING,

TRYING TO RAISE ME AND MY

SISTER.

AND YOU KNOW THERE ARE

PEOPLE GOING THROUGH IT,

AND SO YOU WANT TO REACH

OUT.

Efrem: IT HAS BEEN A

SEASON OF REACHING NEW

HEIGHTS.

THE PANTHERS ENTERED THE

SUPER BOWL WITH RISING

EXPECTATIONS, AS THE TOP

SEATED TEAM IN THE LEAGUE.

THOMAS, EARNING HIS FIRST

PRO-BOWL APPEARANCE, WHILE

BECOMING THE FRANCHISE'S

ALL TIME LEADING TACKLER.

I COULDN'T HAVE WRITTEN

A BETTER SCRIPT FOR MY

CAREER.

WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT ALL

OF THE THINGS I HAD TO

ENDURE, COMING OFF THE

THREE A.C.L. TEARS, AND

NOT UNDERSTANDING OR

KNOWING IF MY NFL CAREER

WOULD BE ABLE TO CONTINUE.

Efrem: THREE TEARS

OVER THREE SEASONS, ALL IN

THE RIGHT KNEE.

THOMAS IS THE ONLY NFL

PLAYER TO SUCCESSFULLY

RETURN AFTER THREE A.C.L.

INJURIES.

NOT REALLY KNOWING IF

THE TEAM WOULD BE WILLING

TO STICK BY ME.

A DEPRESSIVE TIME IN MY

LIFE.

IF I DIDN'T LEAN ON THE

LORD, I NEVER WOULD HAVE

MADE IT THROUGH.

AND ALL OF THE TIMES I HAD

TO CRY ON MY WIFE'S

SHOULDER, AND WE HAD TO

ASK GOD TO GIVE ME THE

STRENGTH TO FIGHT THROUGH

IT.

IT TURNS INTO MOTIVATION

AND DRIVE.

Efrem: THE GUY

PLAYERS CALL T.D., THOMAS

DAVIS, IS THE HEART AND

SOUL OF THE TEAM'S

DEFENSE.

AND THE TEAM CAPTAIN HAS

HIS OWN LEADER.

CHRIST, WITHOUT A

DOUBT.

TRYING TO STRIVE FOR

PERFECTION, TRYING TO DO

THINGS THE RIGHT WAY ON A

DAILY BASIS, ALL THE WHILE

FOLLOWING CHRIST.

JESUS CHRIST HAS CHANGED

MY LIFE IN SO MANY WAYS.

TO SEND MY WIFE MY WAY, I

WOULD LOOK AT THAT AS THE

BIGGEST THING THAT HAS

ALLOWED ME TO BECOME THE

PERSON THAT I AM.

WE STARTED TO GROW IN OUR

FAITH TOGETHER.

Efrem: TOGETHER,

THOMAS AND KELLY TACKLED

HOPELESSNESS THROUGH THEIR

"DEFENDING TEAM

FOUNDATION," FOR THE

DREAMS THAT CHILDREN HOLD

DEAR, AND HELPING TO MAKE

THOSE DREAMS BECOME A

REALITY.

IT ALL STARTS BY TAKING

THAT FIRST STEP.

IN ORDER TO COMMISH ACCOMPLISH

ANYTHING IN LIFE, YOU HAVE

TO STEP OUTS.

IF YOU DREAM IT, YOU HAVE

TO LIVE IT.

AND IF YOU'RE GOING TO

LIVE IT, YOU HAVE TO

BELIEVE IN WHAT YOU'RE

DOING.

Efrem: THOMAS DAVIS

BROKE HIS ARM IN THE GAME

LAST SUNDAY, BUT HE STILL

PLANS TO PLAY AND LEAD HIS

TEAM TO A SUPER BOWL

VICTORY.

HE SAYS THE INJURY WON'T

KEEP HIM SIDELINED FOR THE

BIGGEST GAME OF HIS

CAREER.

I'M NOT BIAS, BUT GO,

PANTHERS.

Efrem: AND FINALLY,

IN TODAY'S THURSDAY

THANKFUL, I PAUSE TO PRAY

THIS PRAYER: FATHER,

THANKS FOR NOT TAKING AWAY

THE STORM, BUT, INSTEAD,

GIVING ME PEACE IN THE

WORST OF ITS WRATH.

THIS WAY WHEN THE STORM IS

OVER, I APPRECIATE THE

SUNSHINE AS MUCH AS I

APPRECIATE THE RAIN.

WITH THAT, MAKE THIS A

THANKFUL THURSDAY.

THAT IS GOING TO DO IT FOR

THIS EDITION OF CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

YOU CAN FIND MORE OF OUR

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HAVE A GREAT DAY,

EVERYBODY.

WE'LL SEE YOU RIGHT BACK

HERE TOMORROW.

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-"THE 700 CLUB" TELETHON,

PART ONE, JANUARY 28,

2016.

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