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The 700 Club - September 20, 2016

New Orleans Saints running back Tim Hightower discusses his ascent to the NFL, his fall and resurrection. Plus, author Andrew Klavan shares his journey from secular Jew to Christian. Read Transcript


Wendy: TODAY...

HE SAYS, I'M A MEMBER

OF THE KU KLUX KLAN.

Wendy: ...THE

MUSICIAN WHO IS STAMPING

OUT BIGOTRY ONE PERSON AT

A TIME.

PLUS, NEW ORLEANS' KIM

HIGHTOWER.

HIS RISE AND FALL.

IT WAS PAIN I'VE NEVER

FELT BEFORE.

Wendy: AND

RESURRECTION.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

*

Pat: WELL, IT'S A WAR

THAT THE LEFT DOESN'T DARE

NAME.

THEY WILL NOT CALL IT

ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS.

THEY ARE POOR PEOPLE, JUST

LOCKED IN A CYCLE OF

POVERTY. AND BECAUSE OF

THEIR POVERTY, THEY'RE

TRYING TO BREAKTHROUGH AND

GET ATTENTION FROM THE

REST OF US, WHO ARE SUCH

BIGOTS.

WELL, THIS GUY LOOKED LIKE

A HOMELESS MAN, BUT HE

TURNED OUT TO BE THE MAN

WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH

THE BOMBING OF THE NEW

YORK CITY SATURDAY.

AND NOW HE IS IN CUSTODY,

AND HE COULD FACE FEDERAL

CHARGES.

THE BIGGEST THING IS HE IS

A MUSLIM.

Terry: AHMAD KHAN

RAHAMI IS BEING HELD ON

$5 MILLION BAIL.

HEATHER SELLS BRINGS US

THIS REPORT ON HOW HE WAS

CAPTURED AND HOW TERRORISM

IS, ONCE AGAIN, A KEY

ISSUE IN THE PRESIDENTIAL

RACE.

Heather: THE MANHUNT

FOR AHMAD KHAN RAHAMI

STARTED IN NEW YORK CITY

AND ENDED IN A BURST OF

GUNFIRE IN NEW JERSEY.

THERE IS A GUY SHOOTING

A GUN.

SHOTS FIRED.

Heather: JUST HOURS

AFTER POLICE SENT OUT A

TEXT ALERT AND RELEASED

THIS IMAGE, THE OWNER OF A

LINDEN, NEW JERSEY, BAR

SAW A MAN SLEEPING IN HIS

HALLWAY AND CALLED POLICE.

THE RESPONDING OFFICER

IMMEDIATELY RECOGNIZED

HIM.

WITHIN A MATTER OF

SECONDS, THE SUSPECT FIRED

ON HIM.

Heather: A

BULLET-PROOF VEST SAVED

THE OFFICER.

RAHAMI THEN FLED ON FOOT,

SHOOTING RANDOMLY, AS

OTHER OFFICERS FIRED,

EVENTUALLY TAKING HIM

DOWN.

IT WAS WILD.

Reporter Heather: A BLOODED

RAHAMI WAS LOADED INTO AN

AMBULANCE TWO DAYS AFTER

THE FIRST BLAST IN

MANHATTAN.

A SHRAPNEL-PACKED BACKPACK

WOUNDED SEVERAL PEOPLE ON

SATURDAY NIGHT, AND HOURS

LATER, THE POLICE

DISCOVERED ANOTHER

PRESSURE COOKER BLOCKS

AWAY, AND SUNDAY NIGHT,

THE AUTHORITIES DISCOVERED

FIVE PIPE BOMBS AT A NEW

JERSEY TRAIN STATION.

IT LED THEM TO RAHAMI,

FROM A FINGERPRINT AND

SURVEILLANCE FROM THE

BOMBING SCENE.

WHAT WE KNOW NOW ABOUT HIM

IS THIS: HE IS A

NATURALIZED AMERICAN

CITIZEN, BORN IN

AFGHANISTAN.

HE LIVED WITH HIS FAMILY

ABOVE THEIR RESTAURANT IN

ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY.

HE VISITED AFGHAN SEVERAL

YEARS AGO, AND CAME BACK

AS A MORE RELIGIOUS

PERSON.

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL,

BOTH CLINTON AND TRUMP

HAVE USED THE BOMBING TO

HIGHLIGHT THEIR

DIFFERENCES.

ATTACK AFTER ATTACK,

FROM 9/11 TO SAN

BERNARDINO, WE HAVE SEEN

HOW FAILURES TO SCREEN WHO

IS ENTERING THE UNITED

STATES PUTS ALL OF OUR

CITIZENS, EVERY ONE IN

THIS ROOM, AT DANGER.

SO LET ME STATE VERY, VERY

CLEARLY, IMMIGRATION

SECURITY IS NATIONAL

SECURITY.

WE KNOW THAT A LOT OF

THE RHETORIC WE'VE HEARD

FROM DONALD TRUMP HAS BEEN

SEIZED ON BY TERRORISTS,

IN PARTICULAR ISIS,

BECAUSE THEY ARE LOOKING

TO MAKE THIS INTO A WAR

AGAINST ISLAM.

RATHER THAN A WAR AGAINST

JIHADISTS, VIOLENT

TERRORISTS, PEOPLE WHO

NUMBER IN THE MAYBE TENS

OF THOUSANDS, NOT THE TENS

OF MILLIONS.

Heather: AUTHORITIES

HAVE CHARGED RAHAMI WITH

FIVE COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED

MURDER OF POLICE AFTER HIS

GUN FIGHT WITH THEM.

FEDERAL PROSECUTORS ARE

STILL WEIGHING CHARGES

CONNECTED TO THE BOMBINGS,

AND THEY'RE STILL TRYING

TO DETERMINE A MOTIVE, AND

WHETHER OR NOT RAHAMI

ACTED ALONE.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

Pat: I WISH FOR ONCE

THAT HILLARY CLINTON WOULD

GET A COPY OF THE QURAN OR

THE HADITH AND JUST READ

IT.

JUST READ WHAT IT SAYS.

READ THE PASSAGES THAT

TALKS ABOUT KILLING THE IN

INFIDELS.

READ THE PASSAGES THAT

TALKS ABOUT GOING AFTER

THE, QUOTE,"CRUSADERS."

READ WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT

ESTABLISHING A CALIPHATE,

AND THEN YOU'LL BEGIN TO

SEE THAT, INDEED, WHAT

WE'RE DEALING WITH IS A

RELIGION.

IT IS A SYSTEM OF

GOVERNMENT THAT IS CLOAKED

INSIDE OF RELIGIOUS GARB.

> WELL, BEFORE HE LEAVES

OFFICE, PRESIDENT OBAMA IS

MAKING SURE HE IS LEAVING

HIS MARK BEHIND.

LOOK AT THIS.

RULES A PRESIDENT CAN

GET THROUGH AT THE LAST

MINUTE BEFORE HE LEAVES

OFFICE, AND REPUBLICANS IN

CONGRESS ARE UNABLE TO

STOP HIM.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS BEEN

IN A DIFFERENT LEAGUE IN

TERMS OF HEAVY

REGULATIONS, AND SENATE

REPUBLICANS SAY THE

PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO DO

BY REGULATION WHAT HE

CAN'T DO THROUGH

LEGISLATION FROM CONGRESS.

JOHN CORNINAN SAYS HIS

CONSTITUENTS COMPLAIN

ABOUT RESTRAINING RULES

AND REGULATIONS.

PAT, BACK TO YOU.

Pat: IT IS ABSOLUTELY

SHOCKING.

THE LEFT, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, THE SO-CALLED

PROGRESSIVES WANT ONE

THING.

THEY WANT TO BRING

SOCIALIZED LIFE TO

AMERICA.

AND THEY WANT TO CONTROL

EVERY ASPECT OF THE LIFE

YOU AND I LIVE.

THEY WANT TO HAVE CONTROL

OVER HEALTH CARE, OVER

BANKING, OVER INDUSTRY,

OVER LABOR RELATIONS, OVER

THE SCHOOLS, OVER

EVERYTHING.

AND THEY THINK A SMALL

GROUP OF ELITE IN

WASHINGTON KNOW MORE ABOUT

HOW TO RUN THIS GOVERNMENT

THAN 300 MILLION AMERICANS

KNOW.

WELL, THAT'S NOT TRUE.

BUT THAT'S WHAT THEY FEEL,

AND OBAMA IS TRYING HIS

DEAD-LEVEL BEST TO IMPOSE

HIS VIEW OF SOCIALISM ON

THIS NATION.

I THINK WE NEED TO CALL IT

WHAT IT IS.

HE IS A RADICAL SOCIALIST.

AND HE WAS NURTURED IN THE

SCHOOL OF RADICAL --

WHATEVER YOU CALL IT --

REVOLUTION.

AND HIS TEACHERS ARE THOSE

WHO HATE AMERICA.

AND, YOU KNOW, HERE HE IS,

HE IS PRESIDENT OF THE

UNITED STATES, AND THE

CONGRESS SAYS BASICALLY,

WE CAN'T DO ANYTHING TO

STOP HIM.

THE ONLY THING WE CAN DO

TO STOP HIM IS PUT IN

ANOTHER PRESIDENT WHO CAN

REVERSE ALL OF THOSE

RULES.

BUT THAT'S WHAT WE'RE

LOOKING AT RIGHT NOW.

THEY WILL CONTROL

EVERYTHING YOU DO, AND IT

WILL BE DEATH TO THIS

COUNTRY.

JOHN?

John: PAT, CONGRESS

IS TRYING TO REACH A DEAL

ON NEXT YEAR'S FEDERAL

BUDGET, WHICH INCLUDES A

MEASURE TO FIGHT THE ZIKA

VIRUS.

BUT THEY HIT A MAJOR ROAD

BLOCK BECAUSE OF A BIG

DISAGREEMENT ON WHERE THAT

SHOULD GO.

JENNA BROWDER HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: IT IS A

DIRE SITUATION, THOUSANDS

OF AMERICANS INFECTED BY

THE ZIKA VIRUS.

THOSE MOST AT RISK,

PREGNANT WOMEN AND THEIR

UNBORN BABIES.

BUT FOR MONTHS LITTLE HELP

FROM WASHINGTON.

THE WHITE HOUSE ASKED FOR

EMERGENCY ZIKA FUNDING

BACK IN FEBRUARY, BUT RAN

INTO PROBLEMS ON CAPITOL

HILL.

THE $1.1 BILLION BILL IS

TO FUND RESEARCH TO FIND A

VACCINE FOR ZIKA.

THE BILL ALSO INCLUDED A

SMALLER AMOUNT FOR SOME

PUBLIC HEALTH EFFORTS.

REPUBLICANS SAID NONE OF

THAT MONEY COULD GO TO

PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

DEMOCRATS OBJECTED,

THOUGH, AND HELD UP THE

BILL THREE TIMES, DESPITE

SAYING FOR MONTHS THAT THE

FUNDING HAD BEEN NEEDED

RIGHT AWAY.

DEMOCRATS SAID WOMEN OFTEN

HAD NO OD OTHER PLACE TO GO,

BUT REPUBLICANS ARGUED

THEY WERE PROTECTING ONE

OF THEIR SPECIAL

INTERESTS, AND POINTED OUT

THAT ONE OF PRESIDENT

OBAMA'S ORIGINAL REQUESTS

DIDN'T MENTION PLANNED

PARENTHOOD.

MANY PRO-LIFE

CONSERVATIVES WERE UNHAPPY

BECAUSE THE MOVE COULD

HAVE MEANT MORE TAXPAYER

MONEY FOR PLANNED

PARENTHOOD.

SOME REPUBLICANS, LIKE

SENATOR MARCO RUBIO, SAID

THEY WERE WILLING TO

COMPROMISE.

I THINK ONE OF THE

FUNDAMENTAL OBLIGATIONS OF

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS

TO KEEP US SAFE, INCLUDING

FROM A PUBLIC HEALTH

THREAT, SUCH AS THIS.

Reporter: AND HE

HOPED OTHER LAWMAKERS

AGREED.

THE ZIKA BILL IS ATTACHED

TO NEXT YEAR'S SPENDING

BILL.

MEANTIME, THE CENTERS FOR

DISEASE CONTROL AND

PREVENTION HAS BEEN

WATCHING AND WAITING.

BY THE END OF THIS

MONTH, WE WILL BE OUT OF

MONEY TO RESPOND

EFFECTIVELY.

Reporter: AND MANY

SAID THE VOTE WOULD BE NOT

A MOMENT TOO SOON FOR THE

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ON

EDGE.

> REPORTING IN ORLANDO,

JENNA BROWDER, CBN NEWS.

John: AND THE IMPASSE

APPEARS TO BE RESOLVED,

AND IT LOOKS LIKE PLANNED

PARENTHOOD'S AFFILIATED

CLINICS IN PUERTO RICO

WILL GET SOME DIRECT

FEDERAL FUNDING.

> IMAGINE LIVING WHERE

CIVIL WAR HAS LED TO

HORRIBLE ATROCITIES, LIKE

MASS GANG RAPE.

THAT'S WHAT IS HAPPENING

TODAY IN SOUTH SUDAN.

AND NOW GEORGE CLOONEY

SAYS HE HAS EVIDENCE THAT

SOUTH SUDAN'S PRESIDENT

AND TOP LEADERS ARE

ACTUALLY PROFITING FROM

THIS DEADLY WAR.

GEORGE THOMAS BRINGS US

THAT STORY.

George: KIIR BECAME

SOUTH SUDAN'S PRESIDENT IN

2011, BUT SINCE THEN, TENS

OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES,

MANY OF THEM CIVILIANS, AS

A CONFLICT PITTING HIM AND

RIVAL POLITICAL LEADERS

HAVE GRIPPED THE NATION.

NOW GEORGE CLOONEY IS

BLAMING KIIR AND HIS

RIVALS, WHO ARE MAKING

FORTUNES FROM THE DEADLY

CONFLICT.

WE'RE PREPARED TO GIVE

EVIDENCE OF MASSIVE

CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR BY THE

PRESIDENT OF SOUTH SUDAN

AND BY HIS OPPOSITION, THE

AUSTED VICE PRESIDENT OF

SOUTH SUDAN AND THEIR

GENERALS.

George: CLOONEY SAYS

A TWO-YEAR INVESTIGATION

FOUND THAT SOUTH SUDAN'S

WARING PARTIES HAVE

MANIPULATED AND EXPLOITED

ETHNIC DIVISIONS, IN ORDER

TO BUILD UP WEALTH FOR

THEMSELVES.

THE SIMPLE FACT IS

THEY'RE STEALING THE MONEY

TO FUND THEIR MALITIAS TO

ATTACK AND KILL ONE

ANOTHER.

George: IT IS ALL

FOUND IN A NEW REPORT

CALLED "WAR CRIMES

SHOULDN'T PAY, STOPPING

THE LOOTING AND

DESTRUCTION IN SOUTH

SUDAN."

CLOON SAYS THE NE IT INVOLVES ARMS

DEALERS, INTERNATIONAL

LAWYERS, INTERNATIONAL

BANKS, INTERNATIONAL REAL

ESTATE.

George: SOUTH SUDAN'S

GOVERNMENT CALLED THE

REPORT RUBBISH AND

MISLEADING.

STILL, JOHN PENDERGRASS, A

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST, WHO

CO-FOUNDED THE GROUP WITH

CLOONEY SAYS WHAT IS

HAPPENING IN SOUTH SUDAN

IS TANTAMOUNT TO WAR

CRIMES.

THE SOUTH SUDAN LEADERS

NO LONGER TAKE SERIOUSLY

THE THREATS MADE BY THE

UNITED NATIONS, BY THE

UNITED STATES, AND OTHERS,

TO IMPOSE CONSEQUENCES FOR

THEIR BEHAVIOR.

George: THE COUNTRY

WAS PLUNGED INTO CONFLICT

IN 2013 FOLLOWING A

DISPUTE BETWEEN KIIR AND

HIS POLITICAL RIVAL.

SOUTH SUDAN GAINED

INDEPENDENCE FIVE YEARS

AGO, BECOMING THE NEWEST

NATION TO ENTER THE GLOBAL

COMMUNITY.

SINCE THEN THE POLITICAL

SITUATION IN THIS COUNTRY

HAS BEEN TUMULTUOUS TO SAY

THE LEAST.

THE TWO MAIN POLITICAL

PARTIES HAVE BEEN FIGHTING

EACH OTHER, VYING FOR

INFLUENCE, AND JUST HAVING

BEEN ABLE TO COME

TOGETHER.

IN RECENT MONTHS, BOTH

SIDES HAVE RESORTED TO

BRUTAL ACTS, INCLUDING

MASS GANG RAPE.

SOUTH SUDAN'S LEADERS

HAVE LEARNED THAT RAPE --

RAPE IS A WAR WEAPON,

CHILD SOLDIER RECRUITMENT

AND MASS KILLINGS ARE NOT

ENOUGH TO TRIGGER ANY

MEANINGFUL ACCOUNTABILITY

MEASURES.

George: HE SAYS THE

COMMUNITY MUST DO MORE TO

CRACK DOWN ON BANKS AND

OTHER INSTITUTIONS THAT

ARE BEING USED BY

POLITICIAN TO FUNNEL

MILLIONS.

WE'RE PROPOSING TO

COMBINE ANY MONEY

LAUNDERING MEASURES WITH

TARGETED SANCTIONS,

FOCUSED ON THE TOP

LEADERS.

George: CLOONEY

CLAIMS THEIR INVESTIGATION

CLEARLY SHOWS THAT IN

SOUTH SUDAN, IT CLAIMS TO

COMMIT WAR CRIMES, AND IF

IT ISN'T STOPPED, THE

CONSEQUENCES WILL BE

DEVASTATING.

SOUTH SUDAN CANNOT

BECOME A FAILED STATE, NOT

SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THE

HUMANITARIAN CRISIS, BUT

ALSO BECAUSE WE HAVE SEEN

THE INFLUENCES THAT CAN

TAKE HOLD IN A FAILED

STATE.

WE CAN EITHER TAKE ACTION

NOW OR WE CAN SPEND THE

NEXT DECADE MOPPING UP THE

MESS.

George: GEORGE

THOMAS, CBN NEWS, SOUTH

SUDAN.

John: THANKS, GEORGE.

PAT, SO MUCH SUFFERING IN

SOUTH SUDAN'S FIVE SHORT

YEARS AS A COUNTRY.

Pat: I'M SHOCKED

ABOUT THIS BECAUSE WHAT WE

WERE CONCERNED ABOUT WAS

THE BRUTALITY OF THE

MUSLIM REGIME IN THE

NORTHERN PART OF SUDAN.

AND THOSE IN THE SOUTH

SUDAN WERE SUPPOSED TO BE

CHRISTIANS, AND THEY WERE

SUPPOSED TO BE

FREEDOM-LOVING PEOPLE.

AND SUDDENLY WE HAVE THIS

SWAMP IN THERE OF

SECTARIAN VIOLENCE AND

BRUTALITY.

IT SHOCKS ME BECAUSE WE

WERE LOOKING FOR A

DEMOCRACY TO COME FORTH.

AND WE ALL APPLAUDED THE

EMERGENCE OF THIS

FLEDGLING NATION.

IT HAS A GOOD SUPPLY OF

OIL, AND IT HAS A WAY OF

SELF-SUSTAINING ITSELF,

BUT TO THINK THAT THIS

KIND OF ATROCITY IS GOING

ON TO ME IS HORRIFYING.

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT.

TERRY, IT MAKES ME VERY

SAD.

Terry: WELL, GREED

AND POWER DO BAD THINGS TO

PEOPLE.

Pat: I KNOW.

BUT THESE ARE SUPPOSED TO

BE THE GOOD GUYS.

Terry: WELL, OFTEN

THAT HAPPENS.

I GUESS IT IS REALLY A

TEST OF WHERE THEY'RE

REALLY COMING FROM.

Pat: THAT'S THE WAY

IT IS.

Terry: WELL, PRAY FOR

SOUTH SUDAN.

> UP NEXT, MEET A BLUES

MUSICIAN WHO CONVINCED 25

MEMBERS OF THE KU KLUX

KLAN TO QUIT THE

ORGANIZATION.

THIS UNIFORM REPRESENTS

WHITE SUPREMACY, AND

YOU'RE TAKING IT OFF AND

GIVING IT TO A BLACK MAN?

Terry: SO HOW DID HE

GET THEM TO DO IT?

FIND OUT WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Pat: YOU'RE WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB."

WE'RE SO GLAD TO HAVE

EVERY ONE OF YOU WITH US.

IT IS GOING TO BE A GREAT

DAY.

AND WE'VE GOT SOME

WONDERFUL STORIES FOR YOU

THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO

MISS.

WHEN IT COMES TO

TALKING ABOUT RACE IN

AMERICA, TENSIONS CAN

OFTEN RUN HIGH.

EVEN WITHIN THE BLACK

COMMUNITY, THERE CAN BE

DISAGREEMENT ON THE DIRECT

APPROACH.

AND, BY THE WAY, I'M TOLD

TODAY THAT CAITLIN IS

GETTING MARRIED.

SHE IS A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG

LADY.

I CONGRATULATE HER.

Terry: THAT'S

WONDERFUL.

GOOD FOR HER.

Pat: SHE'LL BE

AROUND, DOING A FEW

STORIES, BUT THEY'RE GOING

TO BE LIVING IN THE

NORTHEAST.

SHE HAS DONE AN EXCELLENT

JOB.

AND WE SALUTE CAITLIN, WHO

IS GOING TO BRING US THIS

STORY, A MAN WHO HAS TAKEN

ON THE ISSUE OF RACE ONE

PERSON AT A TIME.

*

Caitlin: PLAYING

MUSIC COMES AS NATURALLY

AS BREATHING FOR

58-YEAR-OLD BLUES MUSICIAN

DARYL DAIFERS.

>DAVIS.

I'VE BEEN PLAYING MUSIC

FULL-TIME SINCE 1980.

Caitlin: THROUGH

MUSIC, DAVIS HAS FORMED

SOME UNIQUE FRIENDSHIPS.

THAT'S SAM PHILIPS, THE

MAN WHO DISCOVERED ELVIS

PRESLEY, CHUCK BERRY, JOE

FRASER AND DOLLY PARTON.

AND THAT WAS THE HEAD OF

THE MARYLAND KU KLUX KLAN.

Caitlin: HOW DID YOU

GET TO BE FRIENDS WITH

MEMBERS OF THE KU KLUX

KLAN.

IN 1983, COUNTRY MUSIC

HAD MADE A RESURGENCE IN

THIS COUNTRY.

I WAS THE ONLY BLACK GUY

IN THIS COUNTRY BAND.

AND CONSEQUENTLY, THE ONLY

BLACK GUY IN MANY OF THE

PLACES WHERE WE PLAYED.

Caitlin: ONE PLACE

WAS THE SILVER DOLLAR

LOUNGE IN MARYLAND.

AFTER A PERFORMANCE, A

WHITE MAN STOPPED DAVIS AS

HE WALKED OFF THE STAGE.

HE SAID, I REALLY LIKE

Y'ALL'S MUSIC.

AND I SAID THANK YOU.

AND I SHOOK HIS HAND.

AND I HAD A CRANBERRY

JUICE WITH HIM, BECAUSE I

DON'T DRING.

DRINK.

AND HE SAID, THIS IS THE

FIRST TIME I HAVE SIT DOWN

WITH A BLACK MAN AND HAD A

DRINK.

AND I THOUGHT, THIS GUY IS

REALLY HAVING A NIGHT OF

FIRSTS.

AGAIN, I WAS NAIVE.

I SAID, WELL, WHY IS THAT?

HE STARED AT THE TABLETOP

AND DIDN'T ANSWER ME.

AND HE HAD A FRIEND

SITTING NEXT TO HIM

SAYING, TELL HIM, TELL

HIM, TELL HIM.

AND FINALLY HE SAYS, I'M A

MEMBER OF THE KU CH NEWS

IS NEXKU KLUXKLAN.

Caitlin: DAVIS

PONDERED ONE QUESTION: HOW

CAN YOU HATE ME WHEN YOU

DON'T KNOW ME.

IT INSPIRED HIM TO START

GETTING ANSWERS.

SOME YEARS LATER, I

DECIDED I WAS GOING TO

WRITE A BOOK ON THE KLAN.

Caitlin: HIS RESEARCH

OFTEN PUT HIM IN SOME

DANGEROUS SITUATIONS, BUT

IT LED HIM TO AN

UNEXPECTED CHANGE IN THE A

RELATIONSHIP HE HAD WITH

KLAN MEMBERS.

I WOULD ASK QUESTIONS,

AND THEY WOULD ANSWER

QUESTIONS, BUT THEY

WOULDN'T ASK FOR MY

OPINION.

AND OVER TIME, I WOULD

SAY, WHAT DO YOU THINK

ABOUT BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.

AND THEN THEY SAY, WHAT DO

YOU THINK ABOUT IT, DARYL?

WAIT A MINUTE, ALL OF A

SUDDEN I HAVE VALUE?

Caitlin: HE SAYS HE

HAS CONVINCED 25 MEMBERS

OF THE KU KLUX KLAN TO

LEAVE THE ORGANIZATION

SIMPLY THROUGH

CONVERSATION.

WHEN THEY DID SO, THEY

GAVE ME THEIR ROBES AND

HOODS.

THAT'S JUST NOT DONE.

THIS UNIFORM REPRESENTS

WHITE SUPREMACY, AND

YOU'RE TAKING IT OFF AND

GIVING IT TO A BLACK MAN?

Caitlin: AS A NEW

GENERATION ENTERS

ADULTHOOD, THEY'RE

FIGHTING RACISM THEIR OWN

WAY.

THIS ACTIVIST GENERATION

IS USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO

REACH THE MASSES.

SOME IN THE "BLACK LIVES

MATTER" MOVEMENT HAVE BEEN

CRITICAL OF DAVIS.

SAYING HE IS DEFEATING

THEIR PURPOSE.

THE FACT I WOULD SIT

DOWN AND SPEND SO MUCH

TIME WITH THE ENEMY WHEN I

SHOULD BE DEVOTING MY TIME

TO CHANGING THE SYSTEM.

Caitlin: HE BELIEVES

THE YOUNGER GENERATION HAS

THE RIGHT INTENT, ALTHOUGH

THEIR METHODS COULD TAINT

THE MISSION.

YOU NEED A

MULTI-PRONGED ATTACK.

YOU DON'T CHANGE THE

SYSTEM WITHOUT CHANGING

THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE

SYSTEM, OKAY?

THAT'S WHY I'M SITTING

DOWN WITH THEM.

AND I'VE HAD SUCCESS.

Caitlin: CAITLIN

BURKE, CBN NEWS,

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND.

Pat: WELL, THAT'S A

FRESH APPROACH.

GOOD WORK, CAITLIN.

Terry: VERY GOOD.

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Pat: I BELIEVE THE

LORD IS NOT FINISHED WITH

AMERICA.

AMERICA IS TOO IMPORTANT

TO THE WORLD.

IT IS A BEACON OF FREEDOM.

I DON'T THINK THAT BEACON

IS GOING TO BE

DISTINGUISHED JUST YET.

I KNOW A BUNCH OF YOU

THINK JUDGMENT IS GOING TO

FALL, YES, WE HAVE DONE

SOME HORRIBLE THINGS, BUT

GOD SOLD SODOM AND

GOMORRAH IF I CAN FIND 10

PEOPLE WHO ARE RIGHTEOUS,

I'LL SPARE IT.

WE HAVE A LOT MORE THAN 10

PEOPLE WHO ARE PRAYING AND

LIVING FOR GOD.

I BELIEVE THE LORD IS

GOING TO SAVE THIS NATION.

I THINK THE BEST YEARS OF

AMERICA ARE STILL AHEAD OF

US.

I THINK WE'RE GOING TO

HAVE A RESURGENCE THAT IS

GOING TO FLOWER.

AND ECONOMICALLY AND OTHER

WAYS THERE WILL BE A GREAT

RESURGENCE.

I THINK THIS PRAYER EFFORT

WE'RE DOING, THE LORD IS

GOING TO HEAR IT AND HE IS

GOING TO ANSWER OUR

PRAYERS.

Terry: HE SAYS, YOU

HAVE NOT BECAUSE YOU ASK

NOT.

SO LET'S PRAY, AMERICA,

AND ASK GOD TO REDEEM WHAT

HAS BEEN LOST, REALLY.

> COMING UP, RUNNINGBACK

TIM, HIGH TOWER REMEMBERS

THE INJURY THAT COULD HAVE

ENDED THIS CAREER.

I MAKE A RUN I HAVE

DONE HUNDREDS OF TIMES,

AND IT BUCKLED MY KNEE.

IT WAS PAIN I HAD NEVER

FELT BEFORE.

Terry: SEE HOW THIS

NFL PLAYER GETS HEALED AND

MAKE A COMEBACK WITH THE

Terry: IN 2011, NFL

RUNNINGBACK TIM HIGHTOWER

WAS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE

BEST IN THE LEAGUE.

BUT THEN A LEG INJURY

SIDELINED HIM AND

EVENTUALLY PUT HIM OUT OF

THE GAME.

HE HAD NO IDEA HOW HE WAS

GOING TO MAKE IT BACK.

AS OUR SPORTS REPORTER

SEAN BROWN REPORTS, THAT'S

WHEN TIM TURNED TO PRAYER

FOR THE ANSWER.

Reporter: NEW ORLEANS

SAINTS RUNNINGBAC RUNNINGBACK TIM

HIGHTOWER WAS DRAFTED IN

2008.

HE SET THE RECORD FOR

FIRST ROUND TOUCHDOWNS.

AND HE HELPED THE

CARDINALS MAKE IT TO THEIR

VERY FIRST SUPER BOWL.

IN 2011, HE WAS TRADED TO

WASHINGTON.

IN HIS FIRST FIVE GAMES,

HE RUSHED FOR 21 YARDS AND

TWO TOUCHDOWNS.

HE SAYS SAYS A BOY GROWING

UP IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

HE WAS TAUGHT THAT FAITH

IN GOD WAS THE KEY TO

SUCCESS, WITH A FIRM

FOUNDATION.

ONE THING I WAS TAUGHT

WAS TO HAVE A STRONG

FAITH.

Reporter: TIM'S

CAREER WAS ON THE RISE.

LITTLE DID HE KNOW HIS

FAITH WAS ABOUT TO BE

TESTED.

DURING A GAME ON

OCTOBER 23rd, HIS CAREER

TOOK A TURN HE DIDN'T

EXPECT.

I WAS FEELING GOOD.

I MAKE A RUN THAT I'VE

DONE HUNDREDS OF TIMES.

I SEE A HOLE, I GO THROUGH

IT, AND EVENTUALLY MY KNEE

CRACKS AND BUCKLES.

I'VE NEVER HAD THAT KIND

OF PAIN BEFORE.

Reporter: WHAT WAS

YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?

THAT IT JUST ENDED MY

CAREER AT 24 YEARS OLD.

IT JUST ENDED.

WHAT NOW?

Reporter: TIM HAD

TORN HIS A.C.L., WHICH

MEANS HE NEEDED SURGERY

AND EXTENSIVE

REHABILITATION.

SO HE COULDN'T PLAY FOR

THE REST OF THE SEASON.

HE WAS EVENTUALLY CUT FROM

THE TEAM.

AFTER SURGERY, HE HAD NO

IDEA HOW HE WAS GOING TO

MAKE IT BACK TO THE FIELD.

SO HE BEGAN PRAYING TO ASK

GOD FOR ANSWERS.

BUT THE LORD BEGAN ASKING

HIM SOME QUESTIONS.

WHERE IS YOUR HEART

TOWARDS ME?

WHERE IS YOUR HEART

TOWARDS YOUR FAMILY?

WHERE IS YOUR HEART

TOWARDS THE GAME?

WHY ARE YOU INITIALLY

HERE?

WHAT BROUGHT THIS FAVOR OF

GOD ON YOUR LIFE.

I KNOW HE WAS WORKING ON

HIS HEART THE WHOLE TIME.

Reporter: TIM

REALIZED OVER THE YEARS HE

BEGAN TO LOSE FOCUS ON

WHAT REALLY MATTERED.

THERE WERE A LOT OF

THINGS, COMING INTO THE

NFL, THAT TESTED MY FAITH.

THE WHOLE PRIDE AND

JEALOUSY.

Reporter: HIS PRAYERS

BEGAN TO CHANGE.

IT WENT FROM THE

DIFFERENT THINGS -- FROM

THE MONEY TO THE KNEE OR

THIS AND THAT TO I JUST

WANT A PURE HEART AGAIN.

Reporter: TIM

DEDICATED HIS WHOLE HEART

BACK TO THE LORD AND

BELIEVED HE WOULD RETURN

TO THE FIELD, BUT IT TOOK

A LOT LONGER THAN HE

ANTICIPATED.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW LONG

IT WOULD BE.

AS THE YEARS AND THE

MONTHS AND THE SURGERIES

PASSED, I WAS, LIKE, OKAY,

GOD, WHAT CHYM KIND OF

TIMETABLE ARE WE WORKING

WITH?

I MADE THE COMMITMENT, I'M

ALL IN.

I WILL PLAY FOOTBALL

AGAIN.

MY SON WILL SEE ME PLAY.

MY FAMILY WILL SEE ME

PLAY.

AND PEOPLE WILL SEE THAT

IT IS BIGGER THAN ME.

Reporter: NEARLY FOUR

YEARS LATER, HE RECEIVED

THE CALL HE HAD BEEN

WAITING FOR.

I'M WORKING, DOING

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE.

AND I REMEMBER SITTING IN

THE OFFICE AND SEEING THE

PHONE RING, MY AGENT.

THEY WANT TO SIGN YOU TO A

CONTRACT.

I DON'T KNOW IF I COULD

QUITE DESCRIBE THE

FEELING.

WHEN YOU FIGHT SO HARD FOR

SOMETHING AND YOU BELIEVE

IN SOMETHING SO STRONGLY,

AND WHEN THAT PRAYER IS

ANSWERED, I JUST REMEMBER

RUNNING HOME.

I WANTED TO GO GRAB MY

SON.

I WANTED TO GO GET MY SON.

I REMEMBER JUST PICKING

HIM UP OUT OF HIS CRIB,

AND, MAN -- OH, MAN.

Reporter: TIM SIGNED

WITH THE NEW ORLEANS

SAINTS FOR THE 2015

SEASON.

IN A GAME AGAINST THE

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS, HE

RUSHED FOR A CAREER HIGH,

122 YARDS AND TWO

TOUCHDOWNS.

TIM HIGHTOWER WAS BACK.

NOW HEADING INTO THIS

SEASON, HE SAYS HE HAS HIS

PRIORITIES IN ORDER, AND

HE IS NOT ALLOWING FAME TO

GO TO HIS HEAD OR HIS

HEART.

Reporter: WHAT IS IT

THAT YOU WANT PEOPLE TO

LEARN, JUST HEARING YOUR

STORY?

I REALLY WANT PEOPLE

NOT TO MARVEL AT ME OR

ANYTHING THAT I'VE

ACCOMPLISHED.

I WANT THEM TO KNOW THAT

WE HAVE A PURPOSE.

AND WHEN WE KNOW WE HAVE A

PURPOSE, AND WE KNOW THERE

IS SOMEBODY OUT THERE WHO

CREATED US AND WHO LOVES

US SO MUCH, THAT ALL OF

OUR EXPERIENCES, GOOD,

BAD, NO MATTER WHERE YOU

COME FROM, GOD CAN USE

YOU, MAN.

HE CAN USE YOU AND YOUR

STORY AND YOUR PURPOSE.

AND YOU CAN CONNECT AND

IMPACT SO MANY PEOPLE.

Terry: IT'S AMAZING

HOW LIFE CAN CHANGE IN THE

FRACTION OF A SECOND WHEN

IT COMES TO HEALTH ISSUES.

WHETHER YOU'RE A

PROFESSIONAL PLAYER, LIKE

TIM IS, AND YOU GET AN

INJURY THAT JUST STOPS YOU

IN YOUR TRACKS, OR YOU'RE

JUST A MAN OR A WOMAN ON

THE STREET WHO GETS A BAD

MEDICAL REPORT.

LIFE SUDDENLY COMES TO A

SCREAMING HALT.

I KNOW THERE ARE MANY OF

YOU TODAY WHO HAVE HAD

THAT HAPPEN TO YOU.

AND RIGHT NOW YOU ARE

SAYING, GOD, PLEASE, I

NEED A TOUCH FROM YOU.

I NEED HEALING.

I NEED YOU TO SEE ME AND

MY PLACE OF NEED AND DO

SOMETHING MIRACULOUS.

AND SO WE WANT TO PRAY FOR

YOU TODAY.

YOU'VE JUST SEEN TIM'S

STORY.

WHAT WAS MIRACULOUS FOR

HIM WAS HE GOT BACK IN THE

GAME AFTER SUCH A SERIOUS

INJURY.

QUITE ASTONISHING.

BUT GOD IS FAITHFUL.

HE PRAYED AND GOD IS

FAITHFUL.

PAT, THIS IS CAROL FROM

NEWTOWN, AND SHE HAD

SURGERY ON THE L-2 AND L-3

DISCS.

SHE HAD TO QUIT WORKING,

GOING TO CHURCH AND

COULDN'T WALK.

DOCTORS WANTED TO DO A

SECOND SURGERY, BUT SHE

WAS WAITING FOR GOD TO

HEAL HER.

ON AUGUST 5th, PAT, YOU

GAVE THIS WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE: "THE LORD IS

HEALING IT.

IT WILL BE LIKE A HAND ON

YOUR SPINE.

ALL OF A SUDDEN EVERYTHING

IS RIGHT.

THE WELLING IS DOWN.

AND IT ARTICULATES

PROPERLY."

CAROL RAISED HER HAND AND

CLAIMED THE HEALING, AND

SHE SAID INSTANTLY THE

PAIN IS GONE.

SHE HAS STARTED BACK TO

WORK AND IS GOING TO

CHURCH AND BIBLE STUDY,

AND SHE HAS HER LIFE BACK

AND FEELS BETTER THAN SHE

EVER FELT BEFORE.

Pat: I DIDN'T KNOW

CAROL FROM KANSAS CITY --

Terry: NOR WERE YOU

ABLE TO HEAL HER DISCS.

Pat: NOR CAN I HEAL

DISCS.

HE IS GOD ALMIGHTY.

HE CREATED IT ALL.

THAT'S HIS NAME.

YAHWEH, HE WHO CAUSES

EVERYTHING TO BE.

AND SO HE REACHED OUT AND

TOUCHED CAROL, AND SHE IS

HEALED INSTANTLY.

> AND HERE IS ANNIE,

FROM FLORENCE, WISCONSIN,

AND SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH

LEGIONNAIRES' DISEASE.

SHE WAS HEALED FROM THE

DISEASE BUT LEFT WITH A

CONSTANT, LINGERING

HEADACHE.

ONE DAY SHE WAS WATCHING

OUR PROGRAM, AND, TERRY,

YOU SAID SOMEBODY HAS A

CHRONIC MIGRAINE GOING ON

AND GOD IS HEALING THAT

FOR YOU IMMEDIATELY.

ANNIE FELT THE PAIN LIFT

AND SHE HAS HAD NO

HEADACHES SINCE.

Terry: PRAISE GOD.

Pat: YOU'RE IN THIS

AUDIENCE RIGHT NOW, AND

GOD IS HERE.

HE SAID, IF TWO OF YOU

GATHER TOGETHER IN MY

NAME, THERE I AM IN THE

MIDST OF THEM.

SO JESUS IS HERE.

HE IS THE A SPIRIT.

HE IS THE SPIRIT OF ALL

FLESH.

HE SAID, I'M THE GOD OF

ALL FLESH.

IS THERE ANYTHING TOO HARD

FOR ME?

AND THE ANSWER IS NO, IT'S

NOT.

TERRY AND I WILL NOW JOIN

HANDS AND WE'RE GOING TO

PRAY FOR YOU.

AT THIS MOMENT, GOD IS

GOING TO DO A MIRACLE.

FATHER, THEY CALL IT A

MIRACLE, BUT THIS IS

MERELY THE DISPRA DISPLAY OF THE

POWER THAT IS RESONANT IN

YOU.

AND THESE THINGS ARE

NOTHING TO THE ONE WHO

CREATED THE WORLD.

YOU LOVE PEOPLE AND YOU

PUT THEM HERE ON THIS TINY

PLANET, AND WE COME BEFORE

YOU HUMBLY TO ASK -- WE

DON'T DESERVE ANYTHING,

BUT AS THE MAN PRAYED, BE

MERCIFUL OF SINNERS, AND

SO WE ASK THAT YOU MIGHT

REACH OUT TO PEOPLE IN

THIS AUDIENCE RIGHT NOW.

MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS,

IN THE NAME OF JESUS --

YOU'VE GOT A TORN

SHOULDER, AND GOD HAS JUST

SET YOU FREE RIGHT NOW.

PUT YOUR HAND ON YOUR

SHOULDER, AND YOU'RE

HEALED IN THE NAME OF

JESUS.

TERRY?

Terry: SOMEONE ELSE,

YOU HAVE BLEEDING BEHIND

YOUR EYE AND YOU'RE SO

FEARFUL THAT YOU'RE LOSING

YOUR VISION.

GOD IS HEALING THAT FOR

YOU RIGHT NOW.

JUST RECEIVE IT.

Pat: YOU'RE THYROID

HAS NOT FUNCTIONED

PROPERLY, AND JUST TOUCH

YOUR NECK.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, THAT

GOYTER-LIKE LEASH I LESION IS

GOING DOWN.

Pat: A COUPLE IS

COMING TOGETHER, AND GOD

HAS GIVEN YOU AN

OVERWHELMING SENSE OF LOVE

FOR EACH OTHER.

MAY THE ANOINTING OF THE

LORD TOUCH EVERYONE IN

THIS AUDIENCE WHO IS

PRAYING.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS,

RECEIVE AN ANSWER.

AMEN.

Terry: AMEN.

Pat: CALL US.

WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM

YOU.

CALL RIGHT NOW.

1-800-700-7000.

WE'VE GOT TWO NEW NUMBERS.

IT IS REALLY EASY.

1-800-700-7000.

Terry: THAT'S RIGHT.

EASY TO REMEMBER.

TOLL-FREE, 800.

Pat: 1-800-700-7000.

CALL AND TELLS US WHAT GOD

HAS DONE FOR YOU.

> WE'VE GOT A GREAT

GUEST COMING UP, BY THE

WAY.

Terry: FASCINATING.

THE BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF

"TRUE CRIME," ANDREW

CLAVEN JOINS US LIVE.

THAT'S LATER ON "THE 700

CLUB."

SO STAY WITH US.

Pat: YOU'RE WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB."

IT'S A WONDERFUL DAY, AND

WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE WITH US.

IT IS GOING TO BE GOOD FOR

YOU.

WE'VE GOT MORE MARVELOUS

THINGS COMING UP.

> ANNETTE HAWKINS HAS

BEEN A CBN PARTNER FOR

MORE THAN THREE DECADES.

THAT'S 30 YEARS.

AND SO WHAT INSPIRES THAT

KIND OF LOYALTY?

ANNETTE WILL TELL YOU IN

HER VERY OWN WORDS.

Reporter: ANNETTE

HAWKINS HAS BEEN A

FAITHFUL CBN PARTNER FOR

OVER 30 YEARS.

AND IT ALL STARTED ONE DAY

WHEN SHE WAS FLIPPING

THROUGH THE CHANNELS.

ONE OF THE STORIES JUST

REALLY TOUCHED MY HEART.

JUST SEEING PEOPLE IN

OTHER COUNTRIES, WHERE

THEY'RE JUST DEVASTATED.

THEY HAVE SITUATIONS WHERE

THEY'RE HOME HAS BEEN

BURNED DOWN OR THEY HAVE

NO MONEY.

OR THEY'RE COMPLETELY

HOMELESS.

AND MY HEART WAS JUST

BROKEN FOR THESE PEOPLE.

Reporter: AT THE

TIME, ANNETTE WAS A

STAY-AT-HOME MOM.

SHE LOVED SEEING THE WORK

THAT CBN WAS DOING,

HELPING CHILDREN AROUND

THE WORLD.

I JUST SAW THIS ABOUT A

YOUNG BOY IN CAMBODIA.

HE HAD TO WALK, I THINK

FIVE MILES A DAY TO GET

WATER FOR HIS FAMILY.

CBN CAME IN, AND THEY

ACTUALLY DRILLED A WELL

FOR THEM.

AND THESE CHILDREN WERE

JUST SO DELIGHTED AND

EXCITED.

AND I THOUGHT, I HAVE SUCH

AN EASY LIFE.

AND I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO

SUPPORT SOMEBODY OR DO

SOMETHING, BUT I HAD YOUNG

CHILDREN AT THE TIME.

THEY WERE IN SCHOOL.

AND SO I STARTED THINKING,

MAYBE I COULD JUST TAKE

SOME MONEY OUT OF MY

GROCERY MONEY.

SO THAT'S HOW I STARTED

SUPPORTING CBN.

Reporter: ANNETTE IS

STILL HELPING CHILDREN

BECAUSE SHE IS A MEMBER OF

THE "SUPERBOOK" D.V.D.

CLUB.

IT IS A GREAT WAY TO

GET OUT THE GOSPEL TO

CHILDREN.

IT IS A TERRIFIC THING FOR

KIDS.

Reporter: WYATT, ONE

OF ANNETTE'S THREE

GRANDCHILDREN, LOVES

WATCHING WITH HIS

GRANDMOTHER.

HIS FAVORITE CHARACTER IS

GIZMO.

I JUST LIKE HIM.

HE IS FUNNY.

WHAT A BETTER WAY TO

GET TO KNOW GOD AND THE

KIND OF PERSON HE IS IN

JESUS CHRIST, BY WATCHING

A CARTOON THAT IS SO

SIMPLE TO UNDERSTAND AND

SOMETHING HE CAN REFLECT

BACK ON AS HE GETS OLDER.

Reporter: TODAY

ANNETTE IS A MEMBER OF THE

CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE.

SHE ENCOURAGES OTHERS TO

GIVE TO CBN SO THEY CAN BE

A BLESSING AND HELP OTHERS

AS WELL.

ONCE YOU ACTUALLY GIVE

AND SEE THE RESULTS AND

FEEL THE DIFFERENCE THAT

IT MAKES IN YOUR HEART AND

SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN

PEOPLE'S LIVES, BECAUSE IT

IS SO POWERFUL.

AND GOD IS -- HIS WORD

SAYS THAT EVERYTHING WE

HAVE IS A GIFT FROM HIM,

AND IT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO

US BY HIM.

SO I WOULD SAY TRY IT OUT.

I DON'T THINK YOU'LL BE

DISAPPOINTED.

Pat: IT IS PEOPLE

LIKE ANNETTE THAT IS

MAKING THIS THING

POSSIBLE.

NOW, WE HAVE SOMETHING

SPECIAL FOR YOU.

IT WAS MY PRIVILEGE TO GO

A FEW -- A COUPLE OF

MONTHS AGO, INTO OUR AUDIO

ROOM, AND SIT DOWN WITH

THE BIBLE AND READ THE

GOSPEL OF JOHN.

THAT HAS BEEN TAKEN AND

ADDED TO WITH SOME MUSIC

AND ALSO SOME LOVELY

VISUALS, AND THERE IS A

D.V.D. SERIES, A TWO-PART

SERIES, "THE GOSPEL OF

JOHN," AND YOU CAN PLAY

IT.

YOU CAN, I THINK, PUT IT

IN YOUR CAR OR PLAY IT AT

HOME.

IT WILL -- THE BIBLE WILL

COME ALIVE FOR YOU.

IT IS THE MOST THRILLING

THING, TO SEE THAT.

AND WE'LL GIVE IT TO YOU.

YOU'VE HEARD IT.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Terry: I LOVE IT.

I'VE SAID BEFORE, AND IT

HAS REALLY BEEN TRUE FOR

ME.

WE READ THE BIBLE

REGULARLY.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF IT IS

THAT OUR MIND SKIPS FROM

WORD TO WORD OR WE'RE

TRYING TO ABSORB THE

WORDS, BUT WHEN SOMEONE IS

READING IT TO YOU, YOU

HEAR THINGS YOU HAVEN'T

NECESSARILY HEARD BEFORE

WHEN YOU'VE READ IT.

AND JOHN IS THE GOSPEL OF

LOVE.

IT IS A JOY TO LISTEN TO

THE WORDS OF JESUS.

Pat: I FELT SUCH AN

ANOINTING, SITTING IN THAT

AUDIO BOOTH.

JUST SAYING THOSE WORDS,

TO ME CAME ALIVE AS I WAS

READING THEM.

IT IS ALL HERE, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN.

IT IS A GORGEOUS THING.

WE'LL GIVE THIS TO YOU

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

THIS IS OUR GIFT TO YOU.

$20 A MONTH.

BUT THIS IS YOURS, "THE

GOSPEL OF JOHN."

AND THERE IS A READING OF

THE GOSPEL AND IT IS

ENHANCED BY SOME BEAUTIFUL

PICTURES AN, GLORIOUS

PICTURES, AND SOME

BEAUTIFUL MUSIC.

I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT AND IT

IS A BLESSING TO YOU AND

YOUR FAMILY.

Terry: WELL, SPEAKING

OF SCREAMING INTERESTING,

STILL TO COME,

BEST-SELLING CRIME

NOVELIST, ANDREW KLAVAN.

HE IS GOING TO TAKE YOU

BEHIND THE FICTION AND

TELL US ALL HOW HE SOLVED

THE MYSTERY OF HIS REAL

LIFE.

WELCOME BACK TO

WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN

NEWSBREAK.

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IN

NORTH CAROLINA CAN OPEN

THEIR MEETING WITH

CHRISTIAN PRAYERS.

THAT'S A RULING FROM A

THREE-JUDGE PANEL ON THE

FOURTH CIRCUIT COURT OF

APPEALS.

THE ACLU SUED THE COUNTY

COMMISSION IN 2013 ON

BEHALF OF THREE PEOPLE WHO

SAID STARTING THE MEETING

WITH PRAYERS THAT ALMOST

ALWAYS REFER TO

CHRISTIANITY WAS COERCIVE.

BUT THEY SAID IT FALLS

WITHIN RECOGNIZED

TRADITION AND DOESN'T

FORCE NON-CHRISTIANS TO

TAKE PART.

MANY OF AMERICA'S TOP

CHRISTIAN LEADERS WILL

MEET IN DALLAS TOMORROW

FOR WHAT IS CALLED "THE

GATHERING."

IT IS A SOLEMN ASSEMBLY TO

PRAY FOR FORGIVENESS,

WISDOM, AND PROVISION FOR

AMERICA.

SOME INCLUDE DR. FALWELL,

MAX LUCADO, JAMES

ROBINSON, AND SAMUEL

RODRIGUEZ.

YOU CAN WATCH THE

GATHERING TOMORROW, WHICH

WE WILL LIVE STREAM ON OUR

WEBSITE.

JUST GO TO cbnnews.com

FOR DETAILS ON WHEN TO

WATCH.

PAT AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: IF YOU LOVE TO

READ A NAIL-BITING,

CLIFF-HANGING THRILLER,

CHANCES ARE YOU KNOW IT'S

NOVELS OF ANDREW KLAVAN.

Reporter: ANDREW

KLAVAN IS A BEST-SELLING

AUTHOR OF TOUGH GUY

THRILLERS.

ONE WAS "DON'T SAY A WORD"

WITH MICHAEL DOUGLAS.

HIS NOVELS HAVE ALWAYS

CONTAINED A SEARCH FOR

TRUTH.

IN HIS MEMOIR, "THE GREAT

GOOD THING," ANDREW SHARES

HOW HIS LIFE-LONG SEARCH

FOR ANSWERS LED HIM TO A

PLACE HE NEVER EXPECTED.

Terry: PLEASE WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB" ANDREW

KLAVAN.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING

ME.

IT IS GREAT TO BE HERE.

Terry: YOUR BOOK IS

SUBTITLED "A SECULAR JEW

COMES TO FAITH IN CHRIST."

THAT'S RIGHT.

Terry: TALK A LITTLE

ABOUT YOUR CHILDHOOD

BECAUSE IT HAD STRONG

IMPACT ON YOU -- I GUESS

IT DOES FOR ALL OF US.

IN YOUR SCENARIO, YOUR

FAMILY WAS JEWISH BUT NOT

PRACTICING.

WELL, WE WERE

PRACTICING IN THE SENSE

THAT IT WAS VERY IMPORTANT

FOR MY FATHER TO TRAIN US

UP IN THE RIGHT

TRADITIONS.

WE WENT TO HEBREW SCHOOL

AND WE WENT TO TEMPLE.

BUT UNDERNEATH THIS, MY

PARENTS DIDN'T BELIEVE IN

GOD.

MY MOTHER WAS, TO THE DAY

SHE DIED, WAS ONE OF THE

MOST CONVICTED ATHEISTS I

HAD EVER MET.

Terry: REALLY?

YEAH.

MY FATHER WOULD HEDGE HIS

BETS.

HE DIDN'T WANT TO TAKE ANY

CHANCES.

IT BECAME CLEAR TO ME ALL

OF THE THINGS WAS TRAINED

IN -- TO TAKE GOD OF IT,

IT BECOMES AN EMPTY ROOM.

A CATHEDRAL THAT IS

POINTING AT NOTHING.

THAT BEGAN TO BOTHER ME.

I WAS ALWAYS A KID WHO

WANTED THINGS TO MAKE

SENSE.

Terry: AND IT

BOTHERED YOU AT AN EARLY

AGE.

YOU WERE BA BARMITZVAHED A

13, AND YOU'VE BEEN TAUGHT

NOT TO RELATE TO GOD IN

ANY WAY.

WERE YOU PRETTY SURE THERE

WASN'T A GOD?

IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT

FOR ME TO STAND IN FRONT

OF AN AUDIENCE AND SAY

THESE WORDS THAT I KNEW IN

MY HEART I DIDN'T BELIEVE.

IN THOSE DAYS, IN THAT

NEIGHBORHOOD, WHEN YOU

WERE BA BARMITZVAHED, PEOPLE

GAVE YOU WONDERFUL JEWELRY

AND SAVINGS BONDS.

I HAD THIS BIG BOX FILLED

WITH THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS

WORTH OF GIFTS, AND I WAS

THRILLED, OF COURSE, AT

13.

BUT THEN I FELT I HAD

GOTTEN IT BY TELLING A

LIE.

ONE DAY I TOOK THE BOX AND

CREPT OUTSIDE AND PUSHED

IT INTO THE GARBAGE AND

LET THEM TAKE IT AWAY

BECAUSE I WANTED TO BE

FREE OF THE SENSE THAT I

HAD LIED, THAT SOMETHING

WAS OFF BETWEEN ME AND MY

INTEGRITY.

Terry: YOU KNOW, THAT

QUEST FOR TRUTH IN YOU WAS

ALMOST BUILT INTO YOU FROM

THE TIME YOU WERE VERY,

VERY YOUNG.

AND EVENTUALLY, BECAUSE OF

THE EMPTINESS OF ALL OF

THE THINGS YOU'RE TALKING

ABOUT, IT LED TO A

CLINICAL DEPRESSION.

YOU SHARE HOW YOU FOUND

YOURSELF IN THE DARKEST

NIGHT OF YOUR LIFE.

SHARE THAT.

IT WAS REALLY QUITE

BAD.

HERE I WAS, I HAD A WIFE

THAT I LOVED SO MUCH, AND

A DAUGHTER AT THAT

POINT -- AND LATER I HAD A

SON.

AND I REMEMBER SITTING IN

A ROOM THINKING, I CAN'T

LIVE ANYMORE.

I DON'T KNOW HOW TO LIVE.

I WAS SITTING IN THE DARK

AND I WAS SMOKING AND

DRINKING, AND I WAS

LISTENING TO A BASEBALL

GAME THAT WAS ON IN THE

BACKGROUND.

AND THERE WAS THIS

CHRISTIAN BALLPLAYER WHOM

I LOVED, GARY CARTER.

AND I REMEMBER THINKING, I

DON'T KNOW HOW TO LIVE.

JUST I WAS THINKING THIS,

CARTER WAS INTERVIEWED ON

THE RADIO ABOUT HOW HE CAN

RUN IN SO MUCH PAIN.

AND HE SAID, SOMETIMES YOU

HAVE TO PLAY IN PAIN.

THE MINUTE I HEARD THAT, I

THOUGHT, I CAN DO THAT.

I'M IN TERRIBLE DEPRESSION

AND TERRIBLE PAIN, BUT I

CAN KEEP PLAYING, AND I

DID, AND THINGS TURNED

AROUND.

Terry: ANDREW, HOW

DID YOU GO FROM THAT

PLACE, OF BEING ALMOST ON

THE VIRGE OF BEING ABLE TO

LET GO OF LIFE, TO FINDING

CHRIST?

WELL, FIRST OF ALL, I

HAD TO GET THERAPY TO

BECOME A HAPPIER PERSON.

Terry: I SO ADMIRED

YOU FOR DOING THAT.

I THOUGHT, IT IS A GOOD

THING TO DO THAT.

I WAS SO STUBBORN WHICH

I COULDN'T TURN TO GOD

WHEN I NEEDED HELP.

I WAS AFRAID IT WOULD BE A

CRUTCH, BECAUSE I WANTED

TO BE HONEST.

BUT AFTER I GOT HEALTHY

AND MY MIND WAS RIGHT, IT

GAME CLEAR TO ME THAT ALL

OF THE PHILOSOPHIES THAT

DIDN'T INCLUDE GOD DIDN'T

MAKE SENSE S, SO I ACCEPTED

GOD, THE NOT CHRIST, BUT

GOD.

AND ONE DAY, WHEN I

REALIZED WHAT HAD HAPPENED

TO ME, I WAS DRIVING IN

THE HILLS OVER SANTA

BARBARA, AND I SAID TO

GOD, YOU KNOW, YOU'VE

CHANGED MY LIFE.

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

BECAUSE I'M NOBODY.

YOU'RE GOD AND I'M NOBODY.

AND ALMOST AS IF IT WERE

SPOKEN INTO MY EAR, I

HEARD GOD SAY, NOW YOU

SHOULD BE BAPTIZED.

AND I SAID OUT LOUD,

BAPTIZED, YOU'VE GOT TO BE

KIDDING.

HERE I WAS --

Terry: BUT I'M

JEWISH.

-- I'M JEWISH.

I REALLY HAD NO RELIGION,

JUST THIS FAITH IN GOD.

SO THAT BEGAN A PROCESS

WHERE I THOUGHT, HOW DID

THAT HAPPEN?

WHERE DID THAT VOICE COME

FROM?

WAS IT A REAL VOICE OR WAS

IT A DELUSION?

I HAD TO REALLY QUESTION

MYSELF ABOUT IT.

Terry: SO HOW DID YOU

GET TOPT BAPTISM?

BECAUSE WITH FAMILY AND

FRIENDS --

IT WAS TOUGH.

I KNEW IT WOULD AND IT DID

HURT ME IN HOLLYWOOD.

I WAS WRITING SCREEN

PLAYS, AND THERE WAS A LOT

OF HOSTILITY TOWARDS GOD

IN HOLLYWOOD.

AND MY FATHER AND I REALLY

NEVER GOT ALONG, AND HE

SAID TO ME, IF I EVER

CONVERTED, HE WOULD DISOWN

ME.

AND I THOUGHT, I'M GOING

TO HAVE TO TELL HIM

BECAUSE HE IS A PUBLIC MAN

AND HE WOULD SEE IT.

AND HE CAME TO VISIT.

AND I WAS WRESTLING TO

TELL HIM, HE SAID, I HAVE

TO GO HOME.

I'M SUFFERING FROM DOUBLE

VISION.

AND IT TURNED OUT HE HAD A

BRAIN TUMOR.

AND SO I COULDN'T BREAK

HIS HEART WHEN HE WAS

DYING.

AND I WAS LEADING A DOUBLE

HEART.

I WAS VISITING HIM, AND

THEN VISITING A PASTOR WHO

WAS PREPARING ME FOR

BAPTISM.

Terry: YOUR BOOK IS A

GREAT PICTURE OF YOUR

JOURNEY.

WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO

TAKE AWAY FROM "THE GREAT

GOOD THING" WHEN THEY READ

IT?

SO MANY OF US -- NOT

JUST JEWISH PEOPLE -- SO

MANY OF US LIVE IN THIS

SECULAR WORLD WHERE EIGHTH

ATHEISM IS THE DEFAULT

SETTING.

AND SCIENCE SAYS THERE IS

NO GOD.

I'VE PROVED IT IN MY

SCIENCE.

THEY'RE WRONG.

IT IS NOT TRUE.

I WANTED TO SHOW YOU HOW A

VERY LOGICAL PERSON COULD

COME OUT OF THAT AND FIND

THE REAL TRUTH, AND THE

TRUTH THAT WOULD MAKE YOU

HAPPY, WITHOUT LEAVING

BEHIND REALITY, BUT JUST

GRASPING THE REAL REALITY,

THE TRU REALITY OF LIFE.

Terry: AND YOU CAN

WATCH A WEB EXCLUSIVE

INTERVIEW WITH ANDREW ON

OUR Facebook PAGE.

TO SEE THAT, LOG ON TO

Facebook.COM/"700

CLUB."

> UP NEXT, JAY SAYS, "MY

WIFE DOESN'T SEEM

INTERESTED IN PRAYING

TOGETHER AS A COUPLE.

CAN YOU OFFER SUGGESTIONS

FOR OUR PRAYER LIFE?"

WE'RE GOING TO "BRING IT

ON" WITH JAY'S QUESTION

Terry: BEFORE WE

"BRING IT ON," I WANT TO

REMIND YOU THAT YOU CAN

SEE A BEHIND-THE-SCENES

INTERVIEW WITH TODAY'S

GUEST, NOVELIST ANDREW

KLAVAN.

JUST GO TO

Facebook.com/the700club.

> PAT, THIS FIRST

QUESTION COMES FROM JAY

WHO SAYS, "MY WIFE AND I

HAVE THREE CHILDREN, AND

WE'VE BEEN MARRIED FOR 19

YEARS.

I GET DISCOURAGED BECAUSE

MY WIFE DOESN'T SEEM

INTERESTED IN PRAYING

TOGETHER AS A COUPLE, AND

SHE DOESN'T PRAY WITH OUR

KIDS.

PRAYER IS A VERY INTIMATE

ACT TO ME, AND I DESIRE TO

BE WITH SOMEONE WHO FEELS

THE SAME WAY.

MY WIFE KNOWS HOW I FEEL,

AND SHE IS WILLING TO PRAY

WHENEVER I INITIATE IT,

BUT SHE NEVER INITIATES IT

ON HER OWN.

CAN YOU OFFER ANY

SUGGESTIONS?

IS THIS LACK OF PRAYER

COMMON MARRIAGES?"

Pat: I THINK THERE

ARE MEN WHO ARE

EMBARRASSED TO PRAY, AND

MAYBE WOMEN, TOO.

Terry: BUT IT IS NOT

LIKE SHE IS NOT PRAYING.

Pat: SHE IS PRAYING

WITH HIM AND ENJOYING IT.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY.

YOU CAN SAY IT WILL ENRICH

OUR MARRIAGE AND BRING US

CLOSER TOGETHER.

IF SHE DOESN'T WANT TO,

DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.

ONE DAY THE LORD WILL OPEN

HER HEART TO DO THE SAME

THING.

Terry: BARB SAYS, "MY

BROTHER-IN-LAW, WHO WOULD

NEVER WORK AT A JOB FOR

LONG, LIVES WITH MY

MOTHER-IN-LAW, WHO IS 87

YEARS OLD.

DUE TO SOMEONE TAKING

MONEY OUT OF HER BANK

ACCOUNT, SHE IS CONSTANTLY

OVERDRAWN.

WE'RE ASKED SEVERAL TIMES

TO PAY HER BILLS.

WE'RE RETIRED OURSELVES.

IF IT WAS JUST OUR

MOTHER-IN-LAW, WE WOULD DO

WHAT WE COULD, BUT OUR

BROTHER-IN-LAW IS ON DRUGS

AND WE FEEL THAT'S WHERE

HER MONEY IS DOING.

ARE WE WRONG FOR NOT

HELPING?"

Pat: OF COURSE NOT.

YOU DON'T WANT TO BE AN

ENABLER.

HE IS TAKING ADVANTAGE.

YOU MIGHT ASK FOR SOME

KIND OF JUDICIAL

INTERVENTION, WHERE SHE

GETS A CONSERVETOR TO TAKE

CHARGE OF HER FINANCES

BECAUSE THIS SON IS

BLEEDING HER DRY.

IT IS TERRIBLE TO SEE THAT

GOING ON.

BUT NO, YOU SHOULDN'T HELP

A SITUATION LIKE THAT.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH

TODAY'S POWER MINUTE FROM

PROVERBS: "IN THE FEAR OF

THE LORD, THERE IS STRONG

CONFIDENCE, AND HIS

CHILDREN WILL HAVE A PLACE

OF REFUGE."

> WELL, TOMORROW HDTV

STAR BRANDON -- WHAT IS

HIT NAME?

Terry: HATMAKER.

Pat: HE'LL BE HERE.

FOR TERRY AND ALL OF US,

THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON.

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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