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News on The 700 Club: May 20, 2016

As seen on "The 700 Club," May 20: Debris, passenger belongings found in EgyptAir crash, Oklahoma Senate votes to criminalize abortion, and more. Read Transcript


Welcome to the 700 Club.

The Egyptian military says wreckage

from the EgyptAir flight that went down yesterday

has been found.

Some experts believe a bomb destroyed the jet,

and the crash is raising questions over security

at airports.

Charlene Aaron has the story.

CHARLENE AARON: Passenger belongings and parts

of the aircraft were found 180 miles from the Egyptian city

of Alexandria.

The search for the plane entered a second day,

after the jetliner vanished over the Mediterranean

with 66 people aboard, 56 passengers and 10 crew members.

Many officials suspect that terrorism

is most likely to blame, including the possibility

of an inside job at an airport.

The possibility of having a different action

or having a terror attack is higher than the possibility

of having a technical.

CHARLENE AARON: If it was terrorism,

it would be the second deadly attack involving

Egypt's aviation industry in seven months.

Last October, a Russian passenger plane

that took off from an Egyptian Red Sea resort

crashed in the Sinai, killing all 224 people aboard.

Russia said it was brought down by a bomb.

And a local branch of ISIS claimed responsibility.

Thursday's disaster also raises questions

about airport security.

Western Europe has been on high alert

after the deadly Islamic extremist attacks in Paris

and at the Brussels airport and subway

in the past several months.

French officials say that airport security

had been tightened considerably before the disaster because

of the coming European soccer championship, which

France is hosting.

Meanwhile, grieving family members

of the 66 people on board are seeking answers.

I am, um, very, um, tired.

Um, um--

CHARLENE AARON: Charlene Aaron, CBN News.

In other news, the state legislature in Oklahoma

has passed a bill that would make abortion a crime.

Efrem Graham has that story from the CBN Newsroom.

Efrem.

Gordon, any doctor who performs an abortion in Oklahoma

could be charged with a felony and punished

with up to three years in prison under a new bill passed

by the state legislature Thursday.

The measure is the first of its kind in the nation.

It would also restrict any physician

who performs an abortion from obtaining or renewing

their Oklahoma medical license.

The governor of Oklahoma has not said if she will sign the bill.

Tennessee lawmakers are pushing back against an ACLU complaint

over a public school transgender bathroom policy.

The ACLU is asking the federal government

to intervene over Sumner County School's policy requiring

transgender students to use the bathroom of their sex at birth.

Officials say school policy should protect all students,

not just a select few.

Our goal in filing the OCR complaint

was to ensure that transgender students and our client

are treated fairly by the school system.

FERRELL HAILE: The ACLU is supposedly

protecting the rights of those one or two students.

Who's protecting the rights of the 29,000 students?

EFREM GRAHAM: State lawmakers say the majority of students--

for the majority of students, this

is a privacy and safety issue.

The ACLU says transgender students

are more likely to be singled out

and bullied because of the policy.

Americans still hold a high view of the Bible,

although skepticism about it is increasing.

Those are among the findings from a survey

by the American Bible Society and the Barna Group.

2/3 of adults believe the Bible is the actual or inspired word

of God.

64% believe the Bible has had more influence on humanity

than any other text.

But the number of people who consider themselves

skeptics about the Bible has climbed to 22%.

The president of the American Bible Society

says, "The country is moving away

from the foundational biblical values

so cherished by the people who came before us."

But he says, "It is time to address the skepticism of today

and renew hope in the promises of the Bible."

Gordon, the church still has lots of work to do.

Yes, we do.

And we have a whole world to reach,

a whole generation to reach.

But the good news is we can do that.

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