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CBN NewsWatch: April 28, 2016

On CBN Newswatch, April 28: Trump scoffs at Cruz choosing a running mate: 'He can't win'; Glimmer of hope for McDonnell? High Court hears corruption case; NC State University students need permit to talk about Jesus; and more. Read Transcript


Efrem: TODAY ON

"NEWSWATCH," TED CRUZ

ANNOUNCES HIS RUNNING MATE

BEFORE GETTING THE

REPUBLICAN NOMINATION TO

RUN FOR PRESIDENT.

SEE WHY HE MADE THE MOVE.

> PLUS BOB McDONALD'S

CORRUPTION CASE GOES TO

THE SUPREME COURT.

SEE HOW THIS CASE COULD

AFFECT THE FUTURE OF

POLITICS.

PLUS...

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF

YOUR WIFE WAS CAPTURED TWO

YEARS AGO WITH YOUR BABY

KIDS.

I THINK YOU WOULD MOVE

HEAVEN AND EARTH TO GO

SAVE THEM, AND THAT'S WHAT

WE NEED TO DO.

Efrem: RESCUING THE

YAZIDIS, WE'LL TELL YOU

WHO IS HELPING TO BRING

THIS GROUP OUT, FACING

PERSECUTION FROM ISLAMIC

TERRORISTS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

JOINING US FOR CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL

CANDIDATE TED CRUZ HAS A

NEW RUNNINGMATE, AND

DONALD TRUMP IS ASKING

WHY.

BOTH DONALD TRUMP AND

HILLARY CLINTON ARE TRYING

TO HAMMER THE FINAL NAILS

TO SHUT DOWN THEIR

OPPONENTS' COMPAIGNS IN@

THE UPCOMING PRIMARIES IN

INDIANA.

DALE HURD HAS THE STORY.

MY FRIEND AND THE NEXT

VICE PRESIDENT OF THE

UNITED STATES, CARLY

FIORINA.

Reporter: IT IS AN

UNUSUAL MOVE FOR A

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE TO

PICK A VICE PRESIDENTIAL

RUNNINGMATE BEFORE HIS

NOMINATION, EVEN MORE

UNUSUAL WHEN THIS PATH TO

THE NOMINATION IS BLOCKED.

BUT TRAILING DONALD TRUMP,

TED CRUZ WENT AHEAD AND

ANNOUNCED HIS CHOICE.

I AM PREPARED TO STAND

BY HIS SIDE AND GIVE THIS

EVERYTHING I HAVE.

Reporter: CARLY

FIORINA TUSSLED WITH TRUMP

EARLY IN THE PRIMARY

SEASON FOR COMMENTS HE

MADE ABOUT HER FACE.

AND THE G.O.P. DISMISSED

THIS LATEST MOVE.

A NEW RELATIONSHIP HAS

STARTED, CRUZ AND CARLY.

CRUZ CAN'T WIN.

WHAT'S HE DOING PICKING A

VICE PRESIDENT?

Reporter: TRUMP HAD

OTHER THINGS TO TALK

ABOUT.

HE GAVE A MAJOR FOREIGN

POLICY SPEECH IN

WASHINGTON.

HE ALSO RAILED ON THE BUSH

AND THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATIONS FOR NOT

STOPPING THE PERSECUTION

OF CHRISTIANS IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

WE HAVE DONE NOTHING TO

HELP THE CHRISTIANS.

NOTHING.

AND WE SHOULD ALWAYS BE

ASHAMED FOR THAT.

FOR THAT LACK OF ACTION.

Reporter: TRUMP WENT

FROM THERE TO INDIANA,

WHERE HE GOT THE

ENDORSEMENT OF LEGENDARY

BASKETBALL COACH BOBBY

KNIGHT, AHEAD OF TUESDAY'S

PRIMARIES.

IF WE WIN INDIANA, IT'S

OVER.

I'M NOT PLAYING GAMES WITH

INDIANA.

[APPLAUSE]

Reporter: AFTER

INDIANA VOTES, HILLARY

CLINTON IS HOPING IT ALL

OVER FOR BERNIE SANDERS.

DELEGATE MATH IS NOT WITH

SANDERS, WHO RALLIED

THOUSANDS OF SCREAMING

FANS IN INDIANA

UNIVERSITY, HOURS AFTER HE

ANNOUNCED THE LAYOFF OF

HUNDREDS OF CAMPAIGN

STAFFERS.

NEXT TUESDAY, LET US

HAVE THE HIGHEST VOTER

TURNOUT IN INDIANA

HISTORY.

Reporter: TED CRUZ IS

400 DELEGATES BEHIND

TRUMP, AND WHILE HE

EXPECTS TO WIN INDIANA, IF

HE DOESN'T, ANALYSTS SAY

IT IS ALL OVER.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: A GOVERNMENT

REPORT SAYS AMERICOR

VOLUNTEERS BROKE THE LAW.

SIX MEMBERS OF THE COMPANY

TRANSPORTED WOMEN TO HAVE

ABORTIONS.

SOME MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

ARE CALLING FOR AN

INVESTIGATION.

I SUPPORT COMMUNITY

HEALTH CENTERS AND BELIEVE

THEY GIVE VERY GOOD

SERVICES.

THEY HASN'T JUST BROKEN

THE LAW, IT HAS BROKEN THE

TRUST OF THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE.

I HOPE THIS IS LIMITED,

HOWEVER, I DO BELIEVE THIS

NEEDS TO HAVE MORE

INVESTIGATION, IT NEEDS TO

HAVE MORE OVERSIGHT, AND

PERHAPS THE OVERSIGHT

NEEDS TO BE OUTSIDE OF THE

GOVERNMENT, WHERE WE

REALLY HAVE FULL AND

TRANSPARENT OVERSIGHT OF

THESE CLINICS, TO BE SURE

THIS IS NOT HAPPENING.

Efrem: CONGRESSMAN

TOM COLE IS CALLING ON THE

GOVERNMENT TO IMMEDIATELY

TERMINATE THE PROGRAM'S

FEDERAL FUNDS.

CAN MEMBERS OF THE

MILITARY DISPLAY BIBLE

VERSES IN THE WORKPLACE?

THAT IS THE QUESTION

BEFORE THE MILITARY'S

HIGHEST COURT.

THE CASE REVOLVES AROUND

MARINE LANCE CORPORAL

MONICA STERLING.

SHE WAS DISHONORABLY

DISCHARGED AFTER REFUSING

TO REMOVE A BIBLE VERSE

SHE POSTED AT HER DISTIC DESK

BACK IN 2013.

HER ATTORNEY APPEALED,

ARGUING IT WAS A VIOLATION

OF HER RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

IT IS A LANDMARK CASE THAT

COULD SET A PRECEDENT FOR

MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN FOR

DECADES.

THIS CASE IS, FOR THE

FIRST TIME, APPLY IT TO

THE FREEDOM RESTORATIONS

ALSO.

WHICH MAKES CLEAR THAT

EVERYBODY WHO SERVES US

WITH THE UNIFORM, THEY

STILL HAVE RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM PROTECTION, WHICH

IS SOMETHING THAT CONGRESS

AND THE PEOPLE OF THIS

COUNTRY WANTED TO MAKE

SURE WAS NEVER FORFEITTED.

THE BOTTOM LINE IS SERVICE

MEMBERS SHOULDN'T BE

PUNISHED FOR EXPRESSING

THEIR FAITH.

WE ASK THEM TO DO SOME OF

THE HARDEST THINGS IN THE

WORLD, AND WE SHOULDN'T

ASK THEM TO LEAVE THEIR

FAITH BEHIND, AND WE

SHOULDN'T PUNISH THEM FOR

EXPRESSING THEIR FAITH IN

THE WORKPLACE.

Efrem: THE SCRIPTURE

POSTED ON HER DESK WAS

FROM ISAIAH, WHICH READS:

"NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST

YOU SHALL PROSPER."

THE COURT IS EXPECTED TO

RELEASE ITS OPINION IN THE

NEXT FEW MONTHS.

> TENNESSEE'S GOVERNOR

HAS SIGNED A LAW INTO BILL

THAT ALLOWS COUNSELLORS TO

RUN THEIR PRACTICES IN

WITREGARD TO THEIR PRINCIPLES

AND BELIEFS.

THE CODE STATES THAT

COUNSELLORS CA CANNOT TURN

AWAY CLIENTS BASED ON

THEIR PERSONAL BELIEFS AND

BEHAVIORS.

BUT THE BILL SAYS PEOPLE

SHOULD BE ABLE TO RUN

THEIR PRACTICE THE WAY

THEY WANT TO.

OUR CONCERN SHOULD BE

FOR PEOPLE TO GET THE HELP

THEY NEED.

NOT FORCING PROFESSIONALS

TO PROVIDE HELP WHEN

THEY'RE NOT BEST ABLE TO

DO SO.

Efrem: THE A.C. A.

SAYS THE NEW BILL CODIFIES

DISCRIMINATION AGAIN THE

L.B.G.T.COMMUNITY, BUT

JOHNSON SAYS IT SIMPLY

EXTENDS THE SAME

PRIVILEGES TO COUNSELLORS,

THE ABILITY TO REFER A

CLIENT TO ANOTHER

PROFESSIONAL.

> THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

IS CONSIDERING THE CASE OF

A FORMER VIRGINIA

GOVERNOR, BOB McDONALD.

JUSTICES SEE OPEN TO

REVERSING HIS SENTENCE.

JENNIFER WISHON HAS THE

STORY FROM INSIDE THE

COURTROOM.

Reporter: IT LOOKED

LIKE A VERY GOOD DAY IN

THE NATION'S HIGHEST COURT

FOR BOB McDONALD.

HE IS FACING TWO YEARS IN

PRISON AFTER BEING

CONVICTED OF POLITICAL

CORRUPTION.

BUT JUSTICES SEEMED POISED

TO OVERTURN HIS

CONVICTION.

NEVER DURING ANY TIME

IN MY 38 YEARS OF PUBLIC

SERVICE, HAVE I EVER DONE

ANYTHING THAT WOULD ABUSE

THE POWERS OF MY OFFICE.

Reporter: AT ISSUE IS

A FEDERAL LAW THAT FORBIDS

PUBLIC OFFICIALS FROM

ACCEPTING MONEY IN

EXCHANGE FOR OFFICIAL

ACTS.

IT'S QUESTION IS: WHAT

QUALIFIES AS AN OFFICIAL

ACT?

IN COURT, JUSTICES JUSTICESp

GRAPPLED WITH WHERE TO

DRAW THE LINE BETWEEN

CORRUPTION, GIVING AWAY

FAVORS IN RETURN FOR

GIFTS, AND ORDINARY PUBLIC

SERVICE.

JUSTICES ON BOTH SIDES OF

THE DIVIDE SEEMED TROUBLED

BY THE NEARLY UNBRIDELED

POWER FEDERAL PROSECUTORS

HAVE TO GO AFTER ELECTED

OFFICIALS WHO ARE WORKING

TO HELP THE CONSTITUENTS

WHO HIRED THEM.

JUSTICE STEVEN BRIAR,

GENERALLY CONSIDERED A

LIBERAL, WAS THE MOST

OUTSPOKEN.

SAYING THAT THE LAW USED

TO CONVICT McDONALD PUTS

AT RISK THE BEHAVIOR THAT

IS COMMON.

THEY CHARGED McDONALD

WITH GIVING OUT FAVORS IN

RETURN FOR GIFTS, BUT

LAWYERS FOR THE FORMER

GOVERNOR SAID HE NEVER

GAVE ANYTHING BACK AFTER

RECEIVING GIFTS FROM A

BUSINESSMAN.

THEY FILED FRIEND OF THE

COURT BRIEFS ON

McDONALD'S BEHALF,

INCLUDING DOZENS OF FORMER

WHITE HOUSE ATTORNEYS FROM

REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC

PRESIDENTS, INCLUDING

PRESIDENT OBAMA.

IT HAS BEEN A THREE-YEAR

NIGHTMARE FOR THE

McDONALD FAMILY.

THROUGH THE PROCESS, THE

FORMER GOVERNOR HAS RELIED

ON HIS CATHOLIC FAITH.

I WANT TO GIVE CREDIT

TO MY LORD JESUS FOR HIS

SUSTAINING ME AND MY WIFE

AND MY FAMILY DURING THESE

LAST 39 MONTHS THAT HAVE

BEEN VERY, VERY DIFFICULT.

Reporter: HE AND HIS

WIFE, MAUREEN, WHO ALSO

FACES PRISON TIME, HAVE

TRIED TO MAINTAIN SOME

LEVEL OF NORMALCY WHILE

THEY AWAY THE RULINGS ON

THEIR CASE.

GOVERNOR McDONALD EVEN

VOLUNTEERS FOR "OPERATION

BLESSING."

I'VE GOT TWO

GRANDCHILDREN AND TWO MORE

ON THE WAY.

I STARTED A NEW BUSINESS.

AND, YOU KNOW, I'VE GOT

THE MOST AMAZING FRIENDS

IN THE WORLD.

AND I'VE FELT MORE LOVE

AND SUPPORT IN THE LAST

TWO YEARS THAN ANY TIME IN

MY LIFE.

I'M A VERY BLESSED MAN.

Reporter: McDONALD,

AN ATTORNEY HIMSELF, HAS

ALWAYS EXPRESSED FAITH IN

THE LAW.

I'VE GIVEN MY LIFE TO

PUBLIC SERVICE FOR 38

YEARS AND HAVE LOVED EVERY

MINUTE OF IT.

THIS HAS BEEN A PERSONAL

CHALLENGE, BUT I KNOW THE

JUSTICE SYSTEM WILL GET

THIS RIGHT.

Reporter: THE COURT

IS EXPECTED TO ISSUE ITS

RULING IN JUNE.

JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS,

THE SUPREME COURT.

Efrem: NORTH CAROLINA

STATE UNIVERSITY FACES A

LAWSUIT AFTER REQUIRING

CHRISTIAN STUDENTS TO HAVE

A PERMIT BEFORE TALKING

ABOUT JESUS.

THE ALLIANCE DEFENDING

FREEDOM FILED THE LAWSUIT

AFTER UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS

STOPPED AN ONCAMPUS

CHRISTIAN GROUP FROM

HANDING OUT FLIERS AND

TALKING ABOUT JESUS

WITHOUT A PERMIT.

MEANWHILE, OTHER STUDENT

ORGANIZATIONS WERE ABLE TO

SPEAK FREELY WITHOUT ONE.

A.D.F. ATTORNEYS SAY THE

POLICY IS

UNCONSTITUTIONAL, AND THE

ONLY PERMIT NEEDED FOR

FREE SPEECH IS THE FIRST

AMENDMENT.

> LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

WILL ALLOW STUDENTS WITH

CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMITS

TO KEEP THEIR GUNS IN

THEIR DORM ROOMS.

STUDENTS MUST FIRST GET

UNIVERSITY PERMISSION AND

BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OLD.

SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY THE

NEW POLICY AFFECTS FEW

PEOPLE BECAUSE FEW

21-YEAR-OLD STUDENTS LIVE

IN CAMPUS DORMS.

> COMING UP, WHAT IS

HAPPENING IN THE

REPUBLICAN RACE FOR THE

WHITE HOUSE?

WE'VE GOT A VERY

ENTERTAINING EXPLANATION

OF A CONTESTED CONVENTION,

AND YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS

IT.

Efrem: DONALD TRUMP

MAY HAVE SWEPT TUESDAY'S

PRIMARIES, BUT IT IS STILL

UNCLEAR IF HE WILL WIN

ENOUGH DELEGATES IN THE

COMING PRIMARIES TO SEAL

THE DEAL.

YOU HAVE HEARD PLENTY OF

TALK ABOUT A CONTESTED

CONVENTION.

IF YOU'RE WONDERING JUST

HOW IT WILL WORK, CBN'S

DAVID BRODY HAS THE

ANSWERS.

PREPARE TO BE AMUSED.

David: ALL RIGHT.

HERE WE GO.

GET READY FOR A FEW BRAIN

CRAMPS, EVERYBODY.

STICK WITH ME.

I'M GOING TO TRY TO MAKE

THIS AS PAINLESS AS

POSSIBLE.

FIRST UP, THE TERMS.

"CONTESTED FIRST BROKERED

CONVENTION," WHAT EXACTLY

IS A CONTESTED CONVENTION?

LET'S GET THIS OUT OF THE

WAY FIRST.

IT IS NOT THIS.

NO BOXING RING, BUT THAT

DOESN'T MEAN THERE IS NOT

GOING TO BE A LOT OF BAD

BLOOD.

CONTESTED MEANS WE GO TO

THE CONVENTION IN

CLEVELAND AND NOBODY HAS

THAT MAGIC NUMBER OF 1237

DELEGATES TO WIN ON THE

FIRST BALLOT.

SO IF NOBODY WINS ON THE

FIRST VOTE, WE MOVE ON TO

A SECOND VOTE.

AND AT THAT POINT IT

BECOMES A BROKERED

CONVENTION.

NOT BECAUSE "THE BRODY

FILE" CREW RAN OUT OF

MONEY IN CLEVELAND.

IT IS BROKERED BECAUSE

THAT'S WHERE THE WHEELING

AND DEALING STARTS TO TAKE

PLACE.

VOTING UNTIL SOMEONE GETS

TO 1237.

WILL IT BE TRUMP, CRUZ, OR

MAYBE SOMEONE COMPLETELY

DIFFERENT, WHO CAN BRING

UNALITY, LIKE SPEAKER OF

THE HOUSE, PAUL RYAN.

HECK, HOW ABOUT THE DALAI

LAMA.

LET'S HOPE IT IS NOT LIKE

THE 1924 DEMOCRATIC

CONVENTION IN NEW YORK.

IT TOOK 103 BALLOTS TO

FINALLY CHOOSE A NOMINEE.

BY THE THE WAY, THAT'S 102

TOO MANY.

NOW LET'S TALK ABOUT THE

DELEGATES.

IT CAN BE VERY

COMPLICATED.

MORE COMPLICATED THAN EVEN

THE HARDEST MATH PROBLEMS.

OR EVEN THE NFL PLAYOFF'S

TIE-BREAKING SYSTEM.

WHEN THE DELEGATES SHOW UP

IN CLEVELAND, THEY'LL HAVE

TO DO TWO THINGS.

THEY'LL HAVE TO GO VISIT

THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF

FAME, AND THAT'S A GIVEN.

THEN THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE

TO ABIDE BY HOW THEIR

STATE VOTED.

LET'S TAKE MICHIGAN, TRUMP

WON 25 DELEGATES, AND CRUZ

WON 17.

THAT MEANS 25 DELEGATES

MUST VOTE FOR TRUMP IN

CLEVELAND ON THE FIRST

BALLOT AND 17 HAVE TO VOTE

FOR CRUZ.

WHAT IF NOBODY WINS ON THE

FIRST BALLOT?

GUESS WHAT, FOLKS, ALL

BETS ARE OFF.

MOST DELEGATES IN THE

STATES ARE PRETTY MUCH

FREE TO VOTE FOR WHOEVER

THEY WANT.

AND THEN, FOLKS, IT

BECOMES A FRE A FREE-FOR-ALL.

MAYBE NOT LIKE THE

TAIWANESE PARLIAMENT, BUT

CLOSE.

THE WHEELING AND DEALING

STARTS.

DELEGATES START TALKING

ABOUT SWITCHING.

WHO KNOWS, WE MAY EVEN

HAVE SOME ROCK, PAPER,

SCISSORS SHOOT

DELIBERATIONS PLAYING ON

THE FLOOR.

AND TED CRUZ HAS BEEN

TALKING TO THE DELEGATES

TO VOTE FOR CRUZ ON THE

SECOND BALLOT.

AND THEY'VE BEEN FINDING

PEOPLE TO RUN AS DELEGATES

THAT WOULD SUPPORT CRUZ

AFTER BEING OBLIGATED TO

VOTE FOR TRUMP ON THAT

FIRST BALLOT.

MEANWHILE, THE TRUMP TEAM

HAS BEEN PLAYING CATCHUP.

ANYHOW, BACK TO THE BALLOT

SITUATION.

SO, LOOK, AFTER A FIRST

BALLOT, THEN COMES A

SECOND BALLOT, HEY, MAYBE

A THIRD BALLOT.

AND WE JUST KEYING GOING KEEP GOING AND

GOING AND GOING UNTIL

SOMEONE, CRUZ, TRUMP,

RYAN, JUSTIN BIEBER --

HEY, NEVER SAY NEVER.

WHOEVER GETS TO 1237 OR

UNTIL THE RAPTURE COMES.

IT COULD BE LIKE THE GAME

OF MONOPOLY THAT NEVER

ENDS.

OH, YEAH, ONE MORE THING

THAT IS GOING TO MAKE YOUR

HEAD LITERALLY EXPLODE:

REMEMBER WHEN WE SAID THE

DELEGATES PRETTY MUCH HAVE

TO VOTE FOR HOW THEIR

STATE VOTED?

WELL, THAT'S TRUE ACCEPT

THERE ARE GOING TO BE

ABOUT 200 DELEGATES THAT

ACTUALLY ARRIVE IN

CLEVELAND UNBOUND, AND

THAT MEANS THEY CAN VOTE

FOR WHOEVER THEY WANT.

TAKE PENNSYLVANIA, THEY

HAVE 71 DELEGATES, AND THE

WINNER OF THE STATE IS

GOING TO WIN 17 DELEGATES.

WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER 54?

GUESS WHAT?

THEY'RE NOT COMMITTED TO

ANYONE.

THEY CAN VOTE FOR WHOMEVER

THEY LIKE, AND THAT'S

WHERE IT REALLY GETS

INTERESTING.

RYE?

BECAUSINTERESTING.

WHY?

BECAUSE BOTH OF THE TRUMP

AND CRUZ COMPAIGNS ARE

GOING TO CALL THEM UP AND

CONVINCE THEM TO VOTE.

THEY COULD OFFER FREE

DINNERS, EVEN A FREE HAY

RIDE WITH TED CRUZ.

THIS IS AL ALL TRUE, THEY CAN

WINE AND DINE THEM, BUT

JUST NO MONEY EXCHANGING

HANDS.

THAT IS A NO-NO.

IF TRUMP COMES IN 50

DELEGATES SHY OF 1237, YOU

CAN BE SURE HE IS GOING TO

BE, QUOTE,"WORKING THE

ROOM," TRYING TO MAKE SURE

THOSE UNBOUND DELEGATES

VOTE FOR HIM ON THE FIRST

BALLOT.

OTHERWISE, I DON'T KNOW,

HE MAY THREATEN TO SEND

THEM TO MEXICO.

IF TRUMP DOESN'T GET TO

1237 ON THAT FIRST BALLOT,

HE IS PROBABLY IN TROUBLE.

WHY?

BECAUSE NOT ONLY HAS

CRUZ'S TEAM FOUND

DELEGATES THAT WILL

ACTUALLY SWITCH TO THEIR

GUY ON THE SECOND BALLOT,

BUT MOST OF THE TIME THESE

DELEGATES ARE FOLKS WHO

HAVE BEEN AROUND POLITICS

FOR A WHILE, AND THAT

HURTS TRUMP BECAUSE THOSE

TYPE OF DELEGATES WOULD

PROBABLY BE LESS LIKELY TO

SUPPORT TRUMP AS THE

PROCESS MOVES FORWARD.

SO DID YOU GET ALL OF

THAT?

DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT,

THERE IS NOT GOING TO BE A

TEST.

AND AT LEAST THIS WON'T

HAPPEN TO YOU.

YOU'RE FIRED.

GO.

David: IT IS GOING

TO BE HOT IN CLEVELAND.

Efrem: UP NEXT, THEY

LOST THEIR HOMES AND THEIR

FAMILIES TO ISIS, AND NOW

THEY'RE GETTING HELP

GETTING THEM BACK.

CHUCK HOLTON REPORTS FROM

THE FRONT LINES IN THE WAR

ON TERROR.

Efrem: YAZIDIS ARE AN

ANCIENT PEOPLE WHO LIVE

MOSTLY IN THE NINEVEH

PROVINCE OF NORTHERN IRAQ.

AND ISIS HAS BEEN

COMMITTING GENOCIDE

AGAINST THEM SINCE TAKING

OVER THEIR HOMELAND.

BUT ONE CHRISTIAN GROUP

HAS BEEN MINISTERING TO

THESE PEOPLE A FEW

KILOMETRES FROM THE FRONT

LINE.

CHUCK HOLTON BRINGS US

THIS STORY.

Reporter: MT. SINJAR

MADE NATIONAL HEADLINES IN

2014, WHEN TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF YAZIDIS FLED

INTO THESE HILLS TO ESCAPE

ISIS, CARRYING LITTLE MORE

THAN THE CLOTHES ON THEIR

BACK.

IT WAS MID-SUMMER, AND

HUNDREDS DIED OF THIRST

AND EXPOSURE ON THE TREK.

EVENTUALLY THE COMMUNITY

CAME TOGETHER TO DELIVER

WATER AND FOOD TO THOSE

LEFT STRANDED ON THE

MOUNTAIN.

TWO WINTERS HAVE COME AND

GONE, AND THERE ARE STILL

THOUSANDS OF YAZIDIS

LIVING IN MAKESHIFT CAMPS.

AND KURDISH SOLDIERS HAVE

ESTABLISHED A PERIMETER

AROUND THE CITY OF SINJAR.

WHEN THEY WERE FINALLY

PUSHED OUT LAST NOVEMBER,

THEY LEFT THE CITY IN IN

UNINHABITABLE RUIN.

BUT HELP IS COMING FROM AN

UNLIKELY PLACE.

THE COUNTRY OF BURMA, ALSO

KNOWN AS MIRAMAR.

THEY HAVE COME TO GIVE AID

AND TRAINING, AND THEY

UNDERSTAND PERSECUTION

BETTER THAN MOST.

THEY BELONG TO A GROUP

CALLED "THE FREE BURMA

RANGERS."

DAVID IS THE FOUNDER.

WE'VE BEEN IN BURMA, IN

THE DIFFERENT CONFLICT

AREAS, SHARING THE LOVE OF

JESUS, GIVING PEOPLE HELP.

AND LAST YEAR WE WERE

INVITED HERE, AND THIS IS

OUR FOURTH TRIP, WHERE WE

HAVE COME BACK TO HELP THE

KURDISH PEOPLE UNDER

ATTACK BY ISIS.

Reporter: THE FREE

BURMA RANGERS HAVE MADE A

NAME FOR ITSELF, GOING

INTO CONFLICT ZONES AROUND

THE WORLD, AND HELPING THE

WORLD'S MOST VULNERABLE

PEOPLE.

DAVE'S BACKGROUND AND

MILITARY EXPERIENCE MADE

HIM UNIQUELY PREPARED FOR

THIS KIND OF MINISTRY.

MY BACKGROUND, GROWING

UP AS A MISSIONARY KID IN

THAILAND, HUNTING SINCE I

WAS VERY SMALL, AND ALSO

IN THE RANGERS AND LATER

IN SPECIAL FORCES -- ALL

THAT ENABLED ME TO

UNDERSTAND HOW DO YOU

FUNCTION IN A WAR ZONE?

HOW CAN YOU HELP PEOPLE?

Reporter: THIS TRIP,

THEY HAVE BEEN HERE FOR

SIX WEEKS, SPENDING TIME

WITH FRONT-LINE TROOPS

CONDUCTING TRAINING AND

PROVIDING MEDICAL CARE.

AND THEY BROUGHT OVER

$20,000 WORTH OF WARM

CLOTHING FOR THE YAZIDIS.

DAVID DOESN'T DO THIS

ALONE.

HE BRINGS HIS WIFE AND

THREE CHILDREN BECAUSE

THEY

BELIEVE

THESE YAZIDI

CHILDREN CAN MORE EASILY

RELATE TO THE GOSPEL THAT

WAY.

*

I HAVE FAITH IN GOD

THAT HE WILL PROTECT ME

WHEREVER I GO AND WHEREVER

OUR FAMILY GOES.

ISIS IS A VERY STRONG

FORCE THAT NEEDS TO BE

STOPPED.

AND THERE ARE STILL WOMEN

AND CHILDREN HELD CAPTIVE

BY ISIS.

SINJAR JUST MOSTLY

LOOKS LIKE RUBBLE AND

BUILDINGS AND HOUSES HAVE

BEEN DESTROYED.

AND MANY HAVE JUST BEEN

FLATTENED.

Reporter: WE'RE

DRIVING THROUGH THE CITY

OF SINJAR, AND WE'RE

STARTING TO NOTICE THERE

ARE CIVILIANS COMING BACK

IN.

EVEN JUST A SECOND AGO, WE

SAW A SHOP THAT WAS OPEN.

PEOPLE ARE KIND OF

SCAVENGING AROUND THROUGH

THE RUINS, PICKING UP

WHATEVER THEY CAN FIND

THAT IS USEFUL.

AND JUST STARTING THE

PROCESS OF PUTTING THEIR

LIVES BACK TOGETHER.

ONE OF THES FAMILIES WAS

FORTUNATE THAT ISIS USED

THEIR HOME AS A

HEADQUARTERS, AND SO IT

WASN'T DESTROYED.

THEY'VE OPENED A BAKERY TO

SELL BREAD TO THE SOLDIERS

WHO ARE GUARDING THE THE

CITY.

AS THE FIRST FAMILIES

START TO COME BACK INTO

THIS SHATTERED CITY OF

SINJAR, THE F.B.R."TEA R. TEAM

IS HERE CONDUCTING

PROGRAMS, TEACHING THE THE

KIDS THAT GOD'S LOVE IS

FAR AND WIDE.

ONE MAN WE MET TOLD US

ISIS HAD KIDNAPPED HIS

WIFE IN 2013.

SHE CALLED TO SAY SHE WAS

BEING HELD IN A PRISON IN

RAMADI, AND ISIS WAS NOW

ASKING FOR A RANSOM OF

$5,000.

BEFORE HE COULD FINISH HIS

STORY, HIS PHONE RANG.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Reporter: IT WAS HIS

COUSIN, A 15-YEAR-OLD BOY,

CAPTURED ABOUT THE SAME

TIME AS HIS WIFE.

THE YOUNG MAN HAD BEEN

TAKEN TO AN ISIS TRAINING

CAMP IN SYRIA, AND WAS

PLEADING FOR HELP TO

ESCAPE.

EVERYONE HAD THOUGHT HE

WAS DEAD.

AS ISIS IS SLOWLY BEING

PUSHED OUT OF IRAQ,

THEY'RE STARTING TO TRY TO

RANSOM THEIR CAPTIVES BACK

TO THEIR FAMILIES.

AND DESPITE THE COSTS,

THESE YAZIDIS ARE

DESPERATE TO GET THEIR

LOVED ONES BACK.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOUR

WIFE WAS CAPTURED TWO

YEARS AGO, WITH YOUR BABY

KIDS?

WHAT WOULD YOU DO, REALLY?

I THINK YOU WOULD MOVE

HEAVEN AND EARTH TO GO

SAVE THEM.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE NEED TO

DO.

Reporter: FOR THE

TIME BEING, DAVID AND HIS

TEAM ARE CONTINUING TO DO

WHAT THEY CAN TO SHINE THE

LIGHT OF HOPE INTO A VERY

DARK PLACE.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Reporter: FROM

MT. SINJAR, I'M CHUCK

HOLTON FOR CBN NEWS.

Efrem: AND FINALLY,

ANOTHER GRATITUDE TO SHARE

WITH YOU, IN HOPES YOU

WILL MAKE THIS A THANKFUL

THURSDAY.

LORD, I AM THANKFUL YOU

ARE A DELIVERER.

HELP ME TO ALWAYS REMEMBER

THAT YOU ARE NOT ONLY

RESCUING ME FROM WHERE I

AM, YOU ARE ALSO

DELIVERING ME TO WHERE I'M

SUPPOSED TO BE.

SO TODAY I ENCOURAGE YOU

TO NOT GET STUCK FOCUSING

OM OFOCUSINGONLY ON WHERE YOU'VE COME

FROM.

TAKE INVENTORY OF WHERE

YOU ARE, AND BE PREPARED

FOR WHERE GOD IS TAKING

YOU.

AND THAT IS YOUR THURSDAY

THANKFUL.

THAT'S ALSO GOING TO DO IT

FOR THIS EDITION OF CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR WHAT

YOU THINK ABOUT THE

STORIES YOU'VE SEEN HERE

TODAY.

YOU CAN DO

THAT AT CBN

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TWITTER.

HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US AGAIN

RIGHT HERE NEXT TIME.

MAKE THIS A THANKFUL

THURSDAY.

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