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News on The 700 Club: April 27, 2016

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They call him the Beast of the East.

Donald Trump swept all five eastern states

of the Republican primaries on Tuesday.

Now he says, with good justification,

I am the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party.

Now he's getting ready to take on Hillary Clinton.

Clinton also did well Tuesday, winning four out

of five states, and as Caitlin Burke reports,

she's also looking ahead to November.

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

are beginning to shift their focus

to the general election, both expecting

to go up against the other.

Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man,

I don't think she'd get 5% of the vote.

The only thing she's got going is the woman card.

Love trumps hate.

Clinton now has nearly 90% of the delegates needed to secure

the Democratic nomination.

And after a sweep of Tuesday's primaries,

Trump is one step closer to avoiding a contested

convention.

Ted Cruz and John Kasich are hoping their alliance

to stay out of each other's way in Indiana, Oregon,

and New Mexico will help slow down Trump's momentum

and block him from winning the nomination

before the convention.

I got good news for you.

Tonight, this campaign moves back to more favorable terrain.

The current GOP delegate count sits

at Trump with 950 delegates, Cruz with 560,

and Kasich with only 153.

It takes 1,237 to win the nomination.

On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders

refuses to go quietly into the night.

The fight that we are waging is not an easy fight,

but I know you are prepared to wage that fight.

The candidates now move on to Indiana, Sanders, Cruz,

and Trump all holding events there today.

With Kasich pulling back in the Hoosier state,

Cruz will basically have a shot at a one-on-one race

against Trump.

But if he loses, it could turn out to be his last stand.

Caitlin Burke, CBN News.

I was reading-- I wasn't aware before,

but the rules of the Republican Party

now say if anybody's going to be the nominee,

he has to win at least eight states.

At least eight, and I don't know about Cruz,

whether he's won that many, but Kasich hasn't.

The only thing I can see for him right now

is going for vice president.

He would be a tremendous vice president.

As far as I can tell, he's the only person

right now in America who is capable of taking care

of the federal budget because he was head of the House Budget

Committee and they put together a balanced budget.

And that's an area that is of great importance

in our country.

And a guy like that would be a fabulous addition

to the ticket.

And if Trump could win Florida and Ohio,

he would pretty much have the election sewed up.

And I think that's the way the map goes.

And with pros like Paul Manneford

and I guess Charlie Black somewhere along

the way will help him.

But he's got a team of professionals in there,

and they should open their eyes and see what's out there.

But Kasich can't make it any more.

And I think Cruz is just gasping.

I don't think he can go over the top either.

Maybe Indiana will be the last stand,

but Trump basically has it now.

He won so decisively.

I'm astounded.

I think everybody else is just rubbing their eyes

in wonderment at what he's done.

But the wins in New York, the wins in Pennsylvania, Maryland,

and Delaware-- these are the states amazing.

Well in other news, the religious landscape of America

is changing with a dramatic shift among young people.

John Jessop has that story from our CBN News Bureau.

That's right, Pat.

Studies show millennials are less religious

than their parents ever were.

And that's a cause for concern among some

of America's leaders.

Our White House correspondent Jennifer Wishon

takes a look at what it all means.

Despite her Judeo-Christian roots,

fewer Americans are identifying as Christians

while the number of Americans with no religion

is growing at a record pace.

Pew Research first surveyed more than 35,000 Americans

about their religious views in 2007

then repeated the study seven years later.

During that time, those who call themselves Christians

dropped nearly 8%, driven by declines

among Mainline Protestant and Catholic congregations.

Non-Christian faiths inched up ever so slightly, just over 1%.

At the same time, though, Americans

who say they're atheist, agnostic,

or so-called religious nones jumped by more than 6%,

making the nones now nearly 23% of the population.

Three Christian US Senators, two Democrats and one Republican,

recently talked about this change and the role faith

plays in their jobs as elected leaders.

I've struggled in 22 years in public life

for how to be a religious person in the world.

And what I've decided is I should just be authentically

who I am.

And much like I would share that I'm

interested in the Kansas City Chiefs or love baseball

and camping-- if I would share that,

or if I would share that I'm married

and have three children, why wouldn't I

share the most important thing about me?

Oklahoma senator James Langford says

the nation is becoming increasingly

uncomfortable with expressions of faith.

I tell people all the time that faith

is faith when it permeates every part of who you are.

If your faith only matters to you on weekends,

that's really not a faith.

That's a hobby.

And you can have a hobby, that's OK.

But if it's a faith, it affects how I treat my wife.

It affects how we treat each other.

It affects how I drive.

It affects how I interact with other people.

It shouldn't be something that I hide because I was elected.

As people of faith and lawmakers

work through these issues, the senators

agree open dialogue is critical.

People will say you're either for religious liberty

or you're for gay marriage.

Or they'll say if you support religious liberty,

then you're anti-gay.

And they want to take that and just pull that apart.

And that is factually not who we are, nor where

we have been as a nation.

And I think that is a very precarious road

of constricting speech.

Putting people in a box, Langford

maintains, silences people of faith

and stops important conversations.

With the growth in millennials choosing lives without faith,

senator Chris Koons worries about religious literacy

among nonbelievers.

He says an individual's right to exercise their religion

must be on equal footing with individual liberty.

As long as we can continue to lift up

the importance of individual religious free exercise

and that it deserves an equal footing with a civil society

where we respect individual liberty,

we're at least asking the right questions.

And, fortunately, those best principles

do show up in the research.

Devout Christians are actually reading their Bibles,

sharing their faith, and praying together more today

than they did seven years ago.

Senator Cain says we're blessed to live in a country

where both sides can talk about these issues civilly.

That keeps America as a beacon to parts

of the world where there is no peaceful approach

to separate religious beliefs.

Jennifer Wishon, CBN News, Washington.

Thanks, Jennifer.

Pat, those are discussions we need to be having more.

They sure are.

Without question, this country was founded

on deep religious beliefs.

I mean it started with a prayer meeting

and the raising of a cross in the sand at Virginia Beach.

And that was act one, scene one of the unfolding drama that

became the United States of America,

bowing in prayer around the cross.

But faith goes away-- look what happened

during the time of the Wesleys.

I mean, England was in an awful condition.

It was just awful.

It had more brothels, probably, than they had churches.

And there was poverty, and there was unrest.

And yet out of that came a great revival.

And he just came back from West Virginia.

It looks like God's sending something

in the Mountain State.

Fire in the mountains.

Yeah, it's been going on.

It's in its third week now.

It's in southern West Virginia.

It's actually happening right in Williamson, West Virginia,

where I went to high school.

Started in some schools, started spreading several schools,

and then a church was having meetings that overflowed.

They had to move into the field house

where I used to be a cheerleader.

And so I'm there.

It was Monday night, packed to the rafters.

An evangelist from Tennessee was there,

a young evangelist named Matt Hartley was there preaching,

and I interviewed-- this is why I believe it's real.

Because when people say we're having

revival meetings all the time.

But because it's happening outside the church.

It's happening in the schools.

It's happening in the workplace.

I met a young girl who said my husband got saved today at work

with some other men praying.

And he wasn't even at the meeting.

She says I've been praying for him for seven months.

So I believe something's happening in the mountains.

And that story is coming later this week.

Go tell it on a mountain.

It's coming.

But ladies and gentlemen, God is not

going to leave this country alone.

And we will have-- I mean, whatever

happens to the young people, it will be

suddenly an outburst of fire.

We're seeing it at Regent University-- 300, 400,

500, 600 young people on Thursday

night in the voluntary prayer.

They're crying out to God.

Crying out to the Lord, repenting of their sins.

So don't write this country off, folks.

God's not finished with us by a long shot.

Pat, in other religious news, the decline

of Christianity in Europe is also

going to lead to major changes.

Muslims will outnumber practicing Christians in Europe

very soon according to the justice minister of Belgium.

He told a committee of the European Parliament

that it's not because there are too many Muslims.

Rather, there are generally fewer practicing Christians.

And the country's Deputy Prime Minister

added "the worst thing we can do is to make an enemy of Islam."

Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell

appeals his federal corruption conviction

at the Supreme Court today.

McDonnell was convicted of accepting more than $165,000

in gifts from a wealthy businessman in exchange

for promoting a dietary supplement.

McDonnell broke no laws in Virginia,

but the Justice Department charged him

with breaking federal anti-corruption laws.

McDonnell maintains he never used the governor's office

to help the businessman.

We'll have an in-depth report on the hearing on tomorrow's 700

Club.

And Pat, a lot of politicians from both sides of the aisle

are watching this case closely.

Oh, not a lot-- an overwhelming number

of people who were former attorneys

general, people who were leaders in their party,

people who were highly respected jurists and businessmen

and educators, have all said the application of this law--

and there's some question that the judge was highly biased.

Maybe we'll talk about that tomorrow,

but his rulings were unbelievably harsh.

And so his choice to the jury was biased in my opinion.

And it will be a question of what the Supreme Court thinks

about it.

If Scalia was still on the bench,

it would be a slam dunk for Bob McDonnell.

No question.

But even among those who are left on the bench, many of them

have fell to this so-called Hobbs Act

Because it is so vague.

The principles of so-called honest services are so vague

that you cannot put somebody in jail because of a vague law

that nobody can understand.

And the fact that this many distinguished jurists

are coming out and writing amicus briefs

in defense of Bob McDonnell says a great deal about it.

And so I would, being as he's a good friend and a graduate

of Regent University, I would ask

you to pray for him, pray for this trial

today while it's going on.

The argument will be taking place during this program.

Pat, severe weather struck across the Midwest overnight,

unleashing a tornado in northern Texas,

along with hail and high winds that caused multiple injuries.

Extremely loud, extremely loud, very quick, very fast-moving,

but very, very loud.

I was coming in to Lawrence, just north of town here,

and was just hitting lots of standing water,

hydroplaning pretty much all over the place,

going about 30 miles an hour in a 55 mile per hour zone.

The police chief in Howe, Texas says

four people were injured after the vehicles they were in

were caught up in the tornado.

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center

warns people from the Gulf Coast to the Midwest, North Carolina,

and Virginia to be on high alert for nasty weather today.

Well, severe obesity is only getting worse

among American kids, according to a new survey.

Healthday News Reports' researchers

looked at data from 1999 through 2014 for kids ages 2 to 19.

They found a third were overweight,

and nearly a quarter were obese.

More than 2% were severely obese.

That raises the risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes,

and cancer.

The lead researcher says we've created a culture where

kids aren't very active and have easy access to fat food.

But Pat, she did say that it's possible to make

necessary changes so that kids can be healthy.

First of all, I want to say to the parents-- children

do not eat what you do not give them.

If you don't give them the food, they don't get it.

If you go to the store and you buy sugar pops,

and you buy Frosted Flakes, and you

buy all that stuff that's put out, now what's the problem?

It's sugar.

We have an epidemic of inflammation,

and the inflammation is caused by too much sugar.

Diabetes type 1 and type 2 diabetes, especially type 2,

is coming about, and the health of these young people

is being imperiled.

There's something called high fructose corn syrup.

It has a chemical reaction in the body that is devastating,

and we use it in practically every food that is eaten

has high fructose corn syrup in it.

And that stuff is much worse than sugar.

Sugar is bad, but this is horrible.

And so you've got all these sweet things,

and the children-- frankly, when they're little babies,

they don't need all that sweet stuff.

Their taste buds are perfectly sensitive

and they can taste the goodness of fruit.

You need to give them fruit.

You need to give them vegetables,

a lot of vegetables, things like beans, which

are very nutritious, and meat.

And get fresh vegetables, especially,

if you can get them fresh.

Also berries and nuts.

And if you feed these kids this kind of stuff,

they will lose weight.

And if you continue to give them this stuff,

it will add a pound a month, two pounds a month.

It doesn't take long before they've

got 40, 50 pounds of extra weight,

and then they can't move around.

They don't do athletics.

It's a crisis here in America, ladies and gentlemen.

And so all you mothers and fathers,

stop buying cereals that are loaded with sugar.

You think, oh well, the kids won't eat anything else.

Yes they will.

Don't give it to them and they'll get hungry,

and then give them something good to eat.

Great advice.

Tough love and good stuff.

My kids, we used to always give them

whole wheat for sandwiches.

So they thought they were being deprived,

and they would trade those sandwiches for white bread.

Finally my son met a girl, and he married her,

and he said I'm so glad to see somebody

who had to eat whole wheat because my mother looked

after my nutrition too.

They have five beautiful children

and we have many grandchildren and I love them.

But those kids thought they were being deprived.

I think whole wheat tastes better.

Of course it does!

But it's just what you get used to.

But we've loaded it with-- I mean, we take all

of the nutrients out of wheat.

And then we say we enrich it.

We put a few vitamins back into it.

They need the wheat.

They need the full grain, and that'll fill them up.

I won't go into my rant.

But in any event, folks, it's a national crisis.

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