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On CBN Newswatch, July 21: Ted Cruz steals show at RNC by not endorsing Trump, California forces LGBT family lessons on second-graders, and more. Read Transcript


TODAY ON "NEWSWATCH,"

HE SAYS HE IS A CHRISTIAN

FIRST AND THEN A

REPUBLICAN.

NOW HE IS ALSO DONALD

TRUMP'S RUNNE RUNNING MATE.

HEAR HOW MIKE PENCE'S

FAITH FUELS HIS POLITICS.

> AND A BRUTAL CRACKDOWN

IN TURKEY.

WHY SOME ARE COMPARING THE

PRESIDENT TO JOSEPH

STALIN.

> AND THE HARSH REALITY

OF SEX TRAFFICKING AND THE

MINISTRY THAT IS WORKING

TO RESCUE THE VICTIMS

INSTEAD OF TREATING THEM

LIKE CRIMINALS.

> THANKS FOR JOINING US

FOR CBN "NEWSWATCH."

I'M MARK MARTIN.

WELL, TONIGHT IS A BIG

NIGHT FOR DONALD TRUMP AS

HE MAKES HIS ACCEPTANCE

SPEECH AS THE OFFICIAL

NOMINEE OF THE REPUBLICAN

PARTY.

LAST NIGHT HIS RUNNING

MATE, MIKE PENCE, BROUGHT

THE CROWD TOGETHER WITH

HIS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH.

THAT CAME AFTER A

CONTROVERSIAL MOMENT FROM

TRUMP'S TOP OPPONENT IN

THE PRIMARIES, TED CRUZ.

WE HAVE TWO REPORTS FROM

OUR CBN NEWS TEAM AT THE

REPUBLICAN CONVENTION IN

CLEVELAND, BEGINNING WITH

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON.

Reporter: NIGHT THREE

WAS SUPPOSED CENTER AROUND

GOVERNOR MIKE PENCE'S BIG

INTRODUCTION TO THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE.

BUT TED CRUZ REFUSED TO

ENDORSE DONALD TRUMP.

STAND AND SPEAK AND

VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCE.

VOTE FOR CANDIDATES UP AND

DOWN THE TICKET WHO YOU

TRUST TO DEFEND OUR

FREEDOM AND TO BE FAITHFUL

TO THE CONSTITUTION.

[APPLAUSE]

I APPRECIATE THE

ENTHUSIASM OF THE NEW YORK

DELEGATION.

Reporter: AND THEN IT

WAS THE DONALD'S TURN AS

HE UPSTAGED CRUZ BY

ENTERING THE ARENA BEFORE

HE COULD FINISH.

PEOPLE BEHIND HER WERE

GETTING VERY UGLY AND

PHYSICALLY APPROACHING

HER.

Reporter: DESPITE THE

DRAMA, PENCE TRIED TO GET

THE NIGHT BACK ON TRACK,

DELIVERING A SPEECH

DIRECTLY TO THE REPUBLICAN

PARTY.

FOR THE SAKE OF THE

RULE OF LAW, FOR THE SAKE

OF THE SANCTITY OF LIFE,

FOR THE SAKE OF OUR SECOND

AMENDMENT...

[APPLAUSE]

...AND FOR THE SAKE OF

ALL OF OUR OTHER GOD-GIVEN

LIBERTIES, WE MUST ENSURE

THAT THE NEXT PRESIDENT

APPOINTING JUSTICES TO THE

SUPREME COURT IS DONALD

TRUMP.

[APPLAUSE]

Reporter: AS A

BORN-AGAIN EVANGELICAL,

PENCE IS THE CAMPAIGN'S

BEST HOPE.

I'M A CHRISTIAN, A

CONSERVATIVE, AND A

REPUBLICAN, IN THAT ORDER.

Reporter: HIS SPEECH

IS A GOOD EXAMPLE AS HE

DID NOT SHY AWAY FROM

TALKING ABOUT HIS FAITH OR

SOCIAL ISSUES.

WHILE WE'RE FILLING THE

PRESIDENCY FOR THE NEXT

FOUR YEARS, THIS ELECTION

WILL DEFINE THE SUPREME

COURT FOR THE NEXT 40.

WE ALL BETTER THINK VERY

CAREFULLY -- VERY

CAREFULLY -- ABOUT WHAT

THIS MEANS FOR OUR

CONSTITUTION.

Reporter: SO MUCH TO

DISSECT, AND THE BIGGEST

SPEECH HASN'T HAPPENED

YET.

WE TURN TO DAVID BRODY AND

JOHN JESSUP.

John: JOHN JESSUP

HERE WITH DAVE BROD DAVID BRODY HERE

IN CLEVELAND.

ALL EYES ARE ON DONALD

TRUMP AS HE OFFICIALLY

ACCEPTS THE NOMINATION TO

BE PRESIDENT.

LAST NIGHT WE HEARD FROM

MIKE PENCE, HIS CHOICE TO

BE VICE PRESIDENT.

HE TALKED ABOUT HOW HE

BALANCES DONALD TRUMP IN

PERSONALITY AND STYLE, AND

HE REALLY LIT UP THE

CROWD.

AND HE GAVE A CLEAR

PICTURE WHY HE WAS CHOSEN

TO BE DONALD TRUMP'S VICE

PRESIDENT.@%@/

David: THAT'S RIGHT.

PENCE HIT IT OUT OF THE

BALLPARK.

HE TALKED ABOUT

CONSERVATISM.

HE GAVE A DEFENSE OF

CONSERVATISM.

AND HE ENSURED A LOT OF

FOLKS IN THIS HALL -- WE

WERE ON THE FLOOR, AND

FOLKS ON THE FLOOR LOVE

MIKE PENCE BECAUSE HE IS A

CONSERVATIVE GUY.

AND PENCE COMMUNICATED THE

CONSERVATIVE MESSAGE VERY,

VERY EFFECTIVELY.

AND HE WAS ABLE TO

BASICALLY SAY, LOOK,

HILLARY CLINTON IS A

PROBLEM.

IN ADDITION -- EVEN IF

YOU'RE NOT DONALD TRUMP --

HE DIDN'T SAY THAT -- BUT

EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT FOR

DONALD TRUMP, LOOK AT

CONSERVATIVE VALUES.

HE DEFENDED THEM BETTER

THAN DONALD TRUMP WOULD

EVER DEFEND THEM.

John: AND WE HAD

SOMEONE WHO WAS BOOED OFF

STAGE, AND THAT BITTER

AFTER TASTE FROM THAT

PRIMARY.

TED CRUZ DIDN'T EVEN

ENDORSE HIM, AND HE WENT A

STEP FORWARD AND MADE IT

WORSE FOR HIMSELF.

David: IT WAS A

DISASTER MOMENT FOR TED

CRUZ.

YOU CAN SAY IT WAS

DISASTER FOR THE TRUMP

CAMPAIGN, BUT I THINK THIS

IS MORE DISASTEROUS FOR

TED CRUZ.

PEOPLE WEREN'T NECESSARILY

EXPECTING HIM TO ENDORSE

DONALD TRUMP, BUT AT THE

SAME TIME, THEY DIDN'T

EXPECT THESE THREE KEY

WORDS, WHICH IS BASICALLY

WHAT HE SAID: VOTE YOUR

CONSCIENCE.

AT THAT POINT THE BOOS

RANG DOWN AND IT WAS PETTY

PAYBACK.

LET'S CALL IT WHAT IT WAS.

IT WAS PETTY PAYBACK.

AND BECAUSE OF THAT, I

THINK HIS SHOT FOR 2020

COULD WELL HAVE

EVAPORATED.

IT WAS MORE OF A

CAMPAIGN SPEECH, WAS IT

NOT?

David: IT WAS MORE

OF A CAMPAIGN SPEECH.

IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SAY

SOMETHING NICE ABOUT THE

CANDIDATE, THEN WHY ARE

YOU SHOWING UP AT ALL?

IF ANYTHING, DONALD TRUMP

MIGHT GET SOME MILEAGE OUT

OF THIS BECAUSE HE KEPT

CALLING HIS LYING TED.

WELL, HE IS NOW GOING TO

BE ABLE TO SAY, HEY, HE

DIDN'T KEEP HIS PROMISE TO

SUPPORT -- HE SAID HE

WOULD PLEDGE TO SUPPORT

THE NOMINEE, AND HE DIDN'T

DO THAT LAST NIGHT.

HE DID THE EXACT OPPOSITE.

John: OF COURSE, YOU

CAN ALWAYS STAY TUNED TO

OUR CONVENTION COVERAGE BY

CHECKING OUT OUR SOCIAL

MEDIA CHANNELS, WHETHER IT

BE Facebook, INSTAGRAM,

TWITTER, AND ALWAYS 24/7

AT CBN.COM.

A FORMER STAR OF DONALD

TRUMP'S SHOW "THE

APPRENTICE" IS HIS

OUTREACH FOR

AFRICAN-AMERICANS.

SHE SAID HEALING THE

RACIAL DIVIDE IN THE

COUNTRY MUST START WITH

CURRENT LEADERSHIP AND

WITH PRAYER.

REAL CHANGE HAS TO

HAPPEN TO OUR ELECTED

OFFICIALS WHO ARE SERVING

RIGHT NOW, WHO MAY OR MAY

NOT UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE

ON THE VIRGE OF A VERY

DANGEROUS MOMENT IN

AMERICAN HISTORY.

I CALL ON THE NAME OF

JESUS.

BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS.

BUT, MORE IMPORTANTLY,

PRAYER CHANGES HEARTS.

AND SO I BELIEVE THAT WE

HAVE TO RISE ABOVE

PARTISAN POLITICS, PETTY

DEBATES AND ARGUMENTS, AND

WE HAVE TO UNITE AS THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE.

WE HAVE TO PUT OUR

DIFFERENCES ASIDE.

MY PRAYER IS THAT WE CAN

COME TOGETHER.

AND GOD TELLS US THAT OF

HOPE, FAITH, AND LOVE, THE

GREATEST OF THESE THREE

THINGS IS LOVE.

AMAROSA HAS BECOME AN

ORDAINED MINISTER SINCE

SHE WAS ON THE APPRENTICE.

GOOD FOR HER.

> IN OTHER NEWS, THE

PRESIDENT OF TURKEY HAS

DECLARED A THREE-MONTH

STATE OF EMERGENCY,

RAISING QUESTIONS ABOUT

TURKEY'S FUTURE, ITS

RELATIONSHIP WITH THE

U.S., AND ITS ROLE IN THE

FIGHT AGAINST ISIS.

HEATHER SELLS HAS MORE.

Heather: TURKEY'S

PRESIDENT IS TAKING

EXTRAORDINARY STEPS,

CALLING FOR A THREE-MONTH

STATE OF EMERGENCY, AND IT

IS RAISING DEEP CONCERNS.

PRESIDENT ERDOGAN SAYS HE

WANTS TO RID THE MILITARY

OF THE, QUOTE,"VIRUS OF

SUBVERSION," BUT THE STATE

OF EMERGENCY GIVES THE

GOVERNMENT THE ABILITY TO

EXPAND AN ALREADY BRUTAL

CRACKDOWN.

SINCE THE BOTCHED COUP

ATTEMPT LAST WEEK, TURKEY

HAS DETAINED MORE THAN

9,000 MILITARY OFFICERS,

INCLUDING MORE THAN 100

GENERALS.

THE U.S. FEARS THE MOVE

WILL HURT EFFORTS TO FIGHT

ISIS WITH A KEY AIR BASE

LOCATED IN TURKEY.

ON WEDNESDAY THE TURKISH

FOREIGN MINISTER AND

DEFENSE MINISTER FAILED TO

SHOW AT A WASHINGTON

SUMMIT ON ISIS.

U.S. DEFENSE SECRETARY ASH

CARTER SAYS HE DID GET TO

SPEAK WITH HIS TURKISH

COUNTER-PART.

HE ASSURED ME FIRST,

VERY CLEARLY, THAT

TURKEY -- NOTHING THAT

HAPPENED OVER THE WEEKEND

WILL INTERRUPT THEIR

SUPPORT FOR OUR COLLECTIVE

COUNTER-ISIL CAMPAIGN.

Heather: ERDOGAN IS

ALSO CRACKING DOWN ACROSS

THE BOARD, DISMISSING

60,000 CIVIL SERVICE

EMPLOYEES, CLOSING MORE

THAN 600 SCHOOLS AND

DORMITORIES, AND FIRING

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

TEACHERS.

THAT'S BECAUSE THE

PRESIDENT BLAMES A MUSLIM

CLERIC IN PENNSYLVANIA FOR

THE FAILED COUP, AND SAYS

HE IS TRYING TO INFILTRATE

TURKISH SCHOOLS.

TURKEY IS DEMANDING

GULEN'S SC DITION FRO EXTRADITION, BUT

SO FAR THAT IS NOT

HAPPENING.

WE NEED EVIDENCE.

WE HAVE A VERY STRICT SET

OF REQUIREMENTS THAT HAVE

TO BE MET FOR AN

EXTRADITION TO TAKE PLACE.

Heather: THE U.S.

RELIES HEAVILY ON TURKEY'S

COOPERATION ON THE WAR

AGAINST ISIS, USING ITS

AIR BASES IN INTO IRAQ AND

SYRIA.

NOW THERE IS CONCERN THAT

THE PRESIDENT'S CALL FOR A

STATE OF EMERGENCY IS

UNDER MINING KEY

INSTITUTIONS IN TURKEY.

AND THERE IS WORRY ERDOGAN

WILL TURN THIS DEMOCRACY

INTO A BRUTAL DICTATOR IS

DICTATORSHIP, WITH SOME

ALL RIGHT COMPARING HIM TO

FORMER RUSSIAN PRESIDENT

JOSEPH STALIN.

GERMAN'S TOP OFFICIALS

SAY THAT THE MAN WHO

ATTACKED PEOPLE WITH AN AX

ACTED ALONE.

HE WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY

POLICE AFTER WOUNDING FIVE

PEOPLE IN THE BLOODY

ATTACK.

ISIS CLAIMED

RESPONSIBILITY, POSTING A

VIDEO IN WHICH THE TEEN

WAVED A KNIFE AND CALLED

HIMSELF A SOLDIER OF THE

ISLAMIC STATE.

THE TEEN SAYS HE IS AN

ISLAMIC WARRIOR, AND CALLS

FOR THE KILLING OF

INFIDELS THROUGHOUT THE

WEST.

THE VIDEO IS AUTHENTIC AND

IS A CLASSIC FAREWELL

VIDEO OF A SUICIDE

ATTACKER.

> al-QAEDA IS CALLING

FOR RADICAL MUSLIMS TO

ATTACK U.S., U.K., ISRAELI

AND FRENCH ATHLETES AT THE

UPCOMING OLYMPIC GAMES IN

BRAZIL.

THEY SUGGEST USING

EXPLOSIONS AND KILLINGS

AND POISON.

THE JIHADIS ARE TOLD, ONE

SMALL KNIFE ATTACK AGAINST

ISRAELIS IN THESE PLACES

WILL HAVE A BIGGER EFFECT

THAN ANYWHERE ELSE.

> THE CALIFORNIA STATE

BOARD OF EDUCATION VOTED

UNANIMOUSLY TO INCLUDE A

COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND

TRANSGENDER HISTORY IN THE

PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

THE CURRICULUM WILL BE

TAUGHT TO ELEMENTARY AND

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL

STUDENTS.

NATIONAL REVIEW REPORTED

THAT BEGINNING IN SECOND

GRADE, STUDENTS WILL LEARN

ABOUT DIFFERENT FAMILY

STRUCTURES, AND THAT

INCLUDES FAMILIES WITH

LGBT PARENTS.

THE FRAMEWORK STATES THE

GOAL IS TO HELP STUDENTS,

QUOTE,"LOCATE THEMSELVES

AND THEIR OWN FAMILIES IN

HISTORY, AND LEARN ABOUT

THE LIVES AND HISTORICAL

STRUGGLES OF THEIR PEERS."

> COMING UP, SHE WAS

FORCED INTO 12 YEARS OF

PROSTITUTION AND DRUG

ADDICTION.

SEE HOW A NEW OUTREACH

HELPED COURTNEY AND OTHER

VICTIMS BREAK FREE.

A.

Mark: HUMAN

TRAFFICKING IS ONE OF THE

UGLIEST CRIMES IMAGINE.

BUT NOW THERE IS A NEW WAY

TO RESCUE WOMEN IN THE

STREETS.

HEATHER SELLS RODE ALONG

WITH POLICE TO SHOW US HOW

IT WORKS.

Heather: SARASOTA,

FLORIDA, OFFERS TOURISTS

BEAUTIFUL WEATHER, PRIME

SHOPPING, AND A PRIME

LOCATION ON THE GULF OF

MEXICO.

THERE IS, HOWEVER, A DARK,

GRITTY SIDE TO THIS CITY.

AND IT IS HERE WHERE HUMAN

TRAFFICKING FLOURISHES.

IF YOU CAN, TRY NOT TO

PULL OVER IN A CONGESTED

AREA.

Heather: IT IS WHY

SARASOTA POLICE, AND THE

GROUP "SARA FREEDOM"

ORGANIZE STING OPERATIONS

EVERY MONTH.

THEIR GOAL IS TO HELP

WOMEN IN THE STREETS START

A NEW LIFE.

HERE IS HOW IT WORKS: A

MALE UNDERCOVER OFFICER

POSSESS AS A BUYER.

OUR CAR IS ONE OF SEVERAL

POLICE UNITS FOLLOWING

HIM.

WITHIN MINTS MINUTES, HE HAS

FOUND A YOUNG WOMAN WHO

STEPS INTO HIS VEHICLE AND

AGREES TO HIS OFFER.

I CHARGE 25 BUCKS.

CHEAP.

OKAY.

25.

Heather: MOMENTS

LATER POLICE SURROUND THE

TRUCK TO ARREST HER ON A

MISDEMEANOR CHARGE, BUT

THERE IS A TWIST.

AFTER TAKING HER TO THE

STATION, "SALA FREEDOM"

WILL OFFER HER SERVICES

INSTEAD OF JAIL.

ONCE THEIR ARRESTED,

THEIR BONDED OUT BY THEIR

PIMP OR TRAFFICKER.

THEY WOULD CALL THIS

PERSON THEIR BOYFRIEND.

THEY WOULD TELL US THAT,

YOU KNOW, THEY'RE NOT A

VICTIM.

THEY'RE NOT BEING

TRAFFICKED.

Heather: TO ESCAPE

THIS CYCLE, KINSEY

DEVELOPED THE PROGRAM

"TURN YOUR LIFE AROUND,"

OR TYLA.

WHEN THEY'RE ARRESTED,

WE WANT ALTERNATIVES.

WE WANT A DIVERSION.

WE WANT A SOLUTION.

Heather: AS A WAY TO

COAX THEM OFF THE STREET,

THEY CONNECT THE WOMEN

WITH WHAT THEY NEED, VIA

SHELTER, CLOTHES OR A JOB.

SOMETIMES IT IS MEDICAL

CARE FOR A PREGNANCY.

USUALLY SHE IS TURNED DOWN

BY WOMEN WHO DON'T TRUST

HER, DON'T THINK THEY'RE

BEING TRAFFICKED, OR

SIMPLY AREN'T READY FOR A

CHANGE.

IT TAKES SEVEN OR EIGHT

TIMES STATISTICALLY FOR A

WOMAN TO SAY YES.

YOU TRY, TRY, TRY, AND

THEY'RE NOT READY.

AND THEN WHEN ONE COMES ON

BOARD AND THEY'RE READY,

THAT IS A HUGE SUCCESS.

Heather: AND TYLA'S

SUCCESSES ARE GROWING.

WHEN IT STARTED IN 2013,

LESS THAN ONE IN FIVE

WOMEN TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY

TO LEAVE THE STREETS.

TODAY, MORE THAN HALF

CHOOSE TO LEAVE THEIR

PIMPS.

COURTNEY LEFT ALMOST TWO

YEARS AGO.

HER LIFE ON THE STREETS

BEGAN WHEN A TRAFFICKER

TOLD IT WOULD SUPPORT HER

DRUG HABIT.

HE SHOWED ME A GIRL AND

WHAT SHE WAS DOING, AND A

CAR PULLED UP, AND HE

SAID, THIS IS YOUR ONE.

I GOT IN THE CAR, AND MY

VERY FIRST DATE WAS A

MAYBE LATE 60s, WHITE,

OLD MAN, WHO MADE ME LAY

DOWN IN HIS CAR, AND

PULLED INTO HIS GARAGE SO

HIS NEIGHBORS COULDN'T SEE

ME.

Heather: 45 MINUTES

LATER, SHE HANDED HER PIMP

$45, WHICH HE USED TO BUY

HER COCAINE.

THAT FEAR KEPT HER CAPTIVE

FOR 12 YEARS.

ONCE YOU'VE BEEN BEATEN

YOUR FIRST TIME, ONCE

YOU'VE BEEN RAPED YOUR

FIRST TIME, ONCE YOU'VE

BEEN DRUGGED YOUR FIRST

TIME, THOSE ARE VIVID IN

YOUR MIND, AND A PARANOIA

COMES TO YOU.

Heather: AFTER AN

ESPECIALLY BRUTAL RAPE,

COURTNEY MET PENTECOST

DURING A STING OPERATION.

SHE AGREED TO DETOX AND

THEN TO A TRAFFICKING

SHELTER.

AT THIS TIME I WAS

WONDERING, WHAT KIND OF

PLACE IS THIS?

BUT I WAS READY.

I DIDN'T WANT TO WALK THE

STREET NO MORE.

I REALLY DIDN'T WANT TO DO

IT.

Reporter: AND

COURTNEY ALSO FOUND HELP

IN THE TYLA COURT.

SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS

DISMISSES CHARGES FOR

VICTIMS WHO COMPLETE THE

PROGRAM.

THE MINDSET HAS CHANGED

SUBSTANTIALLY FOR OUR

PROSECUTORS.

I THINK WE ARE NOW LOOKING

AT THESE WOMEN -- MOSTLY

WOMEN -- AS VICTIMS, AND

IN THE VAST MAJORITY OF

CASES THEY ARE TRUE

VICTIMS.

Heather: PENTECOST

SAYS MOST OF THE WOMEN

WERE ABUSED AS CHILDREN,

PAVING THE WAY FOR THEM

O RUTORUN INTO THE ARMS OF

TRAFFICKERS AND AN

INCREDIBLY VIOLENT LIFE.

WE KNOW THEY'RE MESSING

WITH DEATH, WHETHER IT IS

SUICIDE, VIOLENCE, DRUG

OVERDOSE, THEY ARE GOING

THROUGH IT.

Heather: SARASOTA

POLICE ALSO GO AFTER THE

BUYERS WITH ANOTHER SET OF

STING OPERATIONS.

THEY'RE NOT SURE JUST HOW

MANY BUY SEX EACH DAY, BUT

THEY BELIEVE IF THEY CAN

REDUCE DEMAND AND RESCUE

WOMEN, THEY CAN SAVE

LIVES.

SARASOTA'S SUCCESS IN

DIVERTING WOMEN OFF THE

STREET IS BEGINNING TO

ATTRACT ATTENTION FROM

OTHER CITIES.

AND IF IT'S EFFECTIVENESS

CONTINUES, IT COULD BECOME

A LEADER IN THE FIGHT

AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

REPORTING IN SARASOTA,

FLORIDA, HEATHER SELLS,

CBN NEWS.

Mark: UP NEXT, IMAGE

OVERLOAD.

HOW THE FLOOD OF SOCIAL

MEDIA IS DESTROYING

HEALTHY BODY IMAGES FOR

GIRLS IN CHINA.

Mark: SOCIAL MEDIA IS

HAVING A BIG IMPACT ON OUR

LIVES, FLOODING OUR EYES

WITH A CONSTANT STREAM OF

IMAGES, FOR BETTER OR

WORSE.

IN CHINA, SOME HEALTH

EXPERTS ARGUE TECHNOLOGY

IS HAVING A NEGATIVE

IMPACT ON MILLENNIALS.

AS MUNG FE LI REPORTS, THE

STEADY STREAM OF

INFORMATION AND IMAGES IS

PRESSURING GIRLS TO CHANGE

THEIR PHYSICAL APPEARANCE.

*

Reporter: IF YOU ASK

ANY YOUNG CHINESE GIRL

TODAY WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO

HER, SHE IS LIKELY TO

ANSWER BECOMING A FASHION

MODEL.

MARRIAGE AND CAREER ARE NO

LONGER APPEALING TO THEM.

HAVING THE PERFECT WEIGHT

IS THE DREAM OF EVERY

MODERN CHINESE GIRL.

EVERY GIRL KNOWS THE

TRUTH.

INNER BEAUTY IS SOMEWHAT

IMPORTANT, HOWEVER, MOST

PEOPLE BELIEVE

GOOD-LOOKING GIRLS ARE

STILL MORE POPULAR.

Reporter: CHINESE

SOCIAL MEDIA CONTESTS

INSPIRE YOUNG FEMALE

MILLENNIALS TO PAY CLOSE

ATTENTION TO THEIR WEIGHT.

THE CONTESTS REQUIRE THEM

TO USE PRINTING PAPER AS A

WAY TO MEASURE ACCESS BODY

FAT.

I ALWAYS PAY ATTENTION

TO MY WEIGHT.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO ME.

BEING ON A DIET HAS BEEN

MY FAVORITE CHOICE TO

AVOID GAINING WEIGHT.

Reporter: MANY

CHINESE GIRLS GO ON DIETS

TO ATTRACT OR KEEP

BOYFRIENDS.

CHRISTIAN HEALTH EXPERT

DR. SU LUNG STRONGLY

OPPOSES THIS KIND OF

BEHAVIOR.

HE IS WORRIED IT CAN

CREATE POTENTIAL HEALTH

ISSUES FOR YOUNG FEMALES,

SUCH AS ANOREXIA AND OTHER

EATING DISORDERS.

Through Translator: I

DON'T NORMALLY TELL MY

FEMALE STUDENTS AND

FRIENDS TO LOSE WEIGHT,

UNLESS THEY HAVE TO.

AS A HEALTH EXPERT, I

ALWAYS ENCOURAGE THEM TO

LOVE WHO THEY ARE.

LOSING WEIGHT IS GOOD, BUT

WE STILL NEED PROTEIN TO

BE HEALTHY.

Reporter: JAPAN WAS

THE FIRST ASIAN COUNTRY TO

REPORT AN INCREASE IN

EATING DISORDERS AMONG

MILLENNIALS.

CHINA IS NOW THE MOST

RECENT TO REPORT THIS

GROWING PROBLEM.

A 2009 STUDY FOUND THAT

EATING DISORDERS ARE

RELEVENT AMONG LARGE,

ASIAN COUNTRIES.

MOST OF THEM HABITUALLY

USE LAXATIVES TO LOSE

WEIGHT.

THE PRACTICE IS SPREADING

AMONG COLLEGE WOMEN, WITH

43% OF THEM NOW IDENTIFIED

AS AT RISK FOR AN EATING

DISORDER.

Through Translator:

IT IS NOT THAT I DON'T

WANT TO EAT THE FOOD.

IT IS MORE ABOUT HOW TO

EAT THE FOOD AND REMAIN

THE IDEAL BODY WEIGHT.

THE STRUGGLE IS REAL AND

IT IS PAINFUL.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

AMONG CHRISTIANS, FEW OF

OUR SISTERS IN MY CHURCH

ARE SUFFERING THE SAME

PROBLEM.

WE NEED TO REMEMBER GOD'S

WORD, OUR BODY IS THE HOLY

TEMPLE.

WE ARE TO HONOR OUR

TEMPLE.

Reporter: THE DEBATE

ABOUT BODY IMAGES IS MORE

LIKELY TO GO ON FOR A

WHILE.

ON THE OTHER HAND, THE

MAJORITY OF CHINESE WOMEN

BELIEVE THAT SOCIETY

SHOULD NOT PRESSURE ANYONE

TO CHANGE THEIR BODIES.

THE GOOD NEWS IS MORE

CHINESE HEALTH EXPERTS

WILL CONTINUE TO EDUCATE

CHINESE MILLENNIALS ON

THIS CRITICAL MATTER.

Through Translator:

I'M GOING TO INVITE MORE

CHRISTIAN HEALTH EXPERTS

TO JOIN THIS MISSION.

WE NEED TO SEE OURSELVES

AS THE WAY GOD SEES US.

WE ARE PERFECTLY MADE IN

HIS IMAGE.

ALL WOMEN ARE BEAUTIFULLY

AND FEARFULLY MADE.

Reporter: MUNG FE LI

FOR CBN NEWS, BEIJING,

CHINA.

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"THE 700 CLUB," JULY 21,

2016.

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