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Christian World News - January 13, 2017

This week on Christian World News: Travel to the poorest country on earth and see how Jews and Christians are working together to give hope to this suffering nation. Plus, from North Korea to Egypt to Iraq, the world is becoming a deadly place ... Read Transcript


George: THIS WEEK ON

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS," A

TRIP TO THE POOREST

COUNTRY ON EARTH.

SEE HOW JEWS AND

CHRISTIANS ARE WORKING

TOGETHER TO GIVE HOPE TO

THIS SUFFERING NATION.

Wendy: PLUS, FROM

NORTH KOREA TO EGYPT TO

IRAN, THE WORLD IS

BECOMING A DEADLY PLACE

FOR MANY CHRISTIANS.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY AND

WHAT'S BEING DONE TO STOP

IT.

George: AND TO

INDONESIA, WHERE THE

CHRISTIAN GOVERNOR THERE

IS ON THE FRONT LINES OF

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

HE IS ON TRIAL FOR

BLASPHEMY AGAINST ISLAM.

AND HIS FAITH COULD CHANGE

INDONESIA FOREVER.

AND HELLO, EVERYONE.

WELCOME TO THIS WEEK'S

EDITION OF "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS."

I'M GEORGE THOMAS.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

IT IS GREAT TO BE BACK

WITH MY CO-ANCHOR.

IT HAS BEEN A WHILE.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, AND HAPPY

NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU.

THE PEOPLE OF BURUNDI

ARE POOR AND HUNGRY, AND

RECENTLY IT WAS DECLARED

THE WORLD'S UNHAPPIEST

COUNTRY.

George: BUT SOMETHING

GOOD IS HAPPENING IN THIS

AFRICAN NATION: CHRISTIANS

AND JEWS ARE WORKING

TOGETHER TO HELP EASE THE

SUFFERING.

HERE IS MY REPORT FROM THE

TINY COUNTRY OF BURUNDI.

IT'S EASY TO MISS ON A

MAP, ROUGHLY THE SIZE OF

MARYLAND, IT USED TO BE

THE THIRD POOREST IN THE

WORLD, AND NOW IT IS

NUMBER ONE.

THE AVERAGE PERSON HERE

LIVES ON LESS THAN A

DOLLAR A DAY.

George: JASON MOVED

HIS FAMILY TO THIS AREA TO

WORK AS A DOCTOR.

BETWEEN HERE AND THE

CAPITAL CITY, ABOUT THREE

HOURS AWAY, BETWEEN HERE

AND THERE, THERE ARE NO

SURGEONS.

THE MAJORITY WORK IN THE

CAPITAL CITY.

George: AND FOR A

POPULATION OF 10 MILLION

PEOPLE, THERE ARE ONLY 13

SURGEONS.

WITH FADER BECAMEING

NUMBER 14.

ON A TYPICAL DAY, HOW

MANY SURGERIES ARE YOU

DOING?

I SCHEDULE ONE OR TWO

AND YOU END UP DOING 10.

George: LIKE ANY

OTHER MISSIONARIES HERE,

HE RAISES HIS OWN SUPPORT.

IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT

IN THE U.S. TO FIND A

PLACE WHERE I COULD HAVE A

SMIDGEON OF THE IMPACT

THAT ONE SURGEON COULD

HAVE HERE IN THE MIDDLE OF

AFRICA.

THERE ARE TWO MILLION

PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO HAVE

NO SURGEON, AND I'M HAPPY

TO BE HERE TO HELP CARE

FOR THEM.

George: HALF OF

BURUNDI HAS NO ACCESS TO

PORTABLE WATER.

SOME 70% OF THE NATION

LIVES BELOW THE POVERTY

LINE.

THERE IS NO HEALTH CARE TO

SPEAK OF.

SO AS YOU CAN IMAGINE,

THIS SMALL CHRISTIAN

HOSPITAL HERE IN A REMOTE

CORNER OF BURUNDI ACTS AS

A LIFELINE TO TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.

RACHEL AND ERIC, ALYSSA,

AND JOHN AND JESSICA

JOINED THE FADERS IN

BURUNDI AS MISSIONARY

DOCTORS.

THERE IS A PROBLEM.

George: JOHN CROPSEY

IS ONE OF THREE OP

OPHTHALMOLOGISTS HERE.

IT IS STRESSFUL, AND

THERE IS LIMITED

RESOURCES.

DURING DRY SEASONS, WE

COULD HAVE AS LITTLE AS

TWO HOURS, OR EVEN

SOMETIMES NO POWER DURING

THE DAY.

LORD, GOD, I THANK YOU

FOR THE CHANCE TO BE HERE

TODAY.

I PRAY YOU WOULD BE WITH

THIS WOMAN AND HER BABY.

I PRAY FOR A PEACEFUL

DELIVERY.

IN YOUR NAME WE PRAY,

AMEN.

George: RACHEL IS

JUST ONE OF 20 OB/GYNs.

HERE FAITH IN CHRIST AND

THE OPPORTUNITY TO HELP

THE LESS FORTUNATE ARE

JUST SOME OF THE REASONS

THAT COMPEL THESE DOCTORS

TO WORK IN THIS COUNTRY.

I THINK WE CAN SEE

GOD'S REDEEMING STORY WHEN

WE HAVE THE EYES TO LOOK

FOR IT.

George: IN ADDITION

TO MEETING PHYSICAL AND

SPIRITUAL NEEDS, FADER'S

TEAM ALSO TRAINS A NEW

GENERATION TO SERVE HERE.

WE THOUGHT THE

OPPORTUNITY WAS REALLY

GREAT TO COME TO BURUNDI

TO DISCIPLE AND TRAIN

MEDICAL STUDENTS, AND

HOPEFULLY RESIDENTS IN THE

FUTURE TO BE PHYSICIANS

WHO HAVE CARE FOR THEIR

PEOPLE IN JESUS' NAME AND

PROVIDE EXCELLENT HEALTH

CARE.

George: HERE IS AN

INTERESTING ANGLE TO THIS

STORY: THOUSANDS OF MILES

FROM THIS HOSPITAL, ALL

THE WAY IN DOWNTOWN NEW

YORK CITY, MARK GERSEN, A

JEWISH BUSINESSMAN, HAS

DECIDED TO PERSONALLY GET

INVOLVED IN HELPING THESE

MISSIONARIES CHANGE THE

DESTINIES OF SOME OF

AFRICA'S POOREST.

THE BIBLE TELLS YOU 36

TIMES, MORE THAN IT TELLS

US ANYTHING ELSE, TO LOVE

THE STRANGER.

AND WHO IN THE WORLD IS

MORE OF A STRANGER THAN

THE AFRICAN POOR IN NEED

OF MEDICAL CARE.

George: FOR SEVERAL

YEARS, GERSEN AND HIS WIFE

HAVE GIVEN MILLIONS OF

DOLLARS TO SUPPORT

MISSIONARY DOCTORS ACROSS

AFRICA.

IT HAS BEEN AN HONOR

AND A PRIVILEGE FOR MY

WIFE, WHO IS A RABBI, AND

I TO PARTNER WITH THESE --

AND I CHOOSE THIS TERM

CAREFULLY -- THESE SAC

CRESACREDPEOPLE, THESE CHRISTIAN

MISSIONARIES WHO GO INTO

ENVIRONMENTS THAT ARE

COMPLETELY FORBIDDING,

GIVE UP EVERYTHING IN THE

WEST WE CONSIDER

NECESSITIES AT TIMES, IN

ORDER TO FULFILL THEIR

RELIGIOUS OBLIGATION TO

SERVE THE POOR.

George: GERSEN AND

HIS LONG TIME FRIEND, AN

AMERICAN MEDICAL

MISSIONARY SERVING IN

KENYA, CO FOUNDED THE

AFRICAN FOUNDATION.

HE HAS SEEN FIRSTHAND THE

DEDICATION OF THESE

MEDICAL DOCTORS.

MEDICAL MISSIONARIES

TEND TO COME FOR YEARS OR

DECADES AND STAY AND LEARN

THE LANGUAGE AND LEARN THE

CULTURE AND DEVELOP DEEP

RELATIONSHIPS IN THEIR

COMMUNITY.

George: LAST MONTH,

GERSEN PRESENTED THE FIRST

PRIZE TO THE MISSIONARY

MEDICAL SERVICE TO JASON

FADER AND HIS TEAM.

WHEN I SAW THIS PRIZE

WAS FROM A JEWISH

ENTREPRENEUR, I CERTAINLY

DID A DOUBLE TAKE.

HE SEES THE CARE FOR THE

POOR AND THE CARE FOR THE

STRANGER AS PART OF HIS

TRADITION, AND I HAVE A

LOT OF RESPECT FOR THIS.

George: HE SENDS A

PRIZE OF THIS MAGNITUDE TO

ONE AFRICAN HOSPITAL IS

FAR-REACHING.

THE LAHEIM PRIZE WILL

PROVIDE A HALF A MILLION

DOLLARS TO HELP IT

COMPLETE A NEW SURGICAL

BUILDING, START AN

INTERNSHIP, THE FIRST IN

THE COUNTRY FOR THE

MEDICAL SCHOOL GRADUATES,

TO RENOVATE A LABORATORY,

AND TO HELP ABOUT 250

PEOPLE WALK AGAIN WITH

ORTHOPEDIC SUPPLIES.

George: GERSEN

INSISTS THERE IS NO ONE

BETTER WHO GIVES A HIGHER

RETURN THAN MEDICAL

MISSIONARIES SERVING IN

AFRICA.

HE POINTS TO WHAT

DR. FADER AND HIS TEAM DID

AT THE HOSPITAL IN 2015.

HE ENABLED 35,000

PATIENT VISITS, AND A 800

CONTACT RACKET SURGERIES

OR FOR A HALF MILLION

DOLLARS.

IT IS AMAZING HOW MUCH

YOU CAN DO WITH SO LITTLE.

WE ARE HELPING PEOPLE

WALK.

WE ARE SAVING LIVES AT THE

RATE OF SOMETIMES

THOUSANDS PER YEAR.

Wendy: GEORGE, I

THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO

PERFORM SURGERY THERE WHEN

YOU WALKED IN WITH YOUR

DR. COAT.

George: WHAT IS

INCREDIBLE TO SEE THIS

PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN TWO

FAITH GROUPS, JEWISH AND

CHRISTIANS COMING TOGETHER

TO HELP ONE OF THE POOREST

COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD.

HATS OFF TO THOSE DOCTORS

AND TO MARK GERSEN AND HIS

WIFE.

Wendy: COMING UP,

PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS

IS AT HISTORIC LEVELS.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY AND

WHERE IT IS THE WORST.

George: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS."

CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION ROSE

IN 2016 FOR THE THIRD YEAR

IN A ROW.

MORE THAN 200 MILLION

CHRISTIANS, OR ONE IN 12

WORLDWIDE, ARE PERSECUTED.

THE NEW WORLD-WATCH LIST

FROM THE GROUP "OPEN DOORS

U.S.A." FOUND THE MOST

DANGEROUS PLACE FOR

CHRISTIANS IS NORTH KOREA.

BUT SOME OF THE WORST

NATIONS ON THE LEFT ARE

MUSLIM.

CHRISTIANS FACE

BEHEADINGS, TORTURE AND

RAPE.

THIS NEW JERSEY

CONGRESSMAN SAYS THE

SITUATION FOR IRAQI

CHRISTIANS IS DIRE AND

SAYS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT

MUST DO MORE.

IT HAS BEEN A PROFOUND

DISAPPOINTMENT THAT THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS

REFUSED TO PROVIDE U.S.

TAX DOLLARS TO THOSE MOST

IN NEED.

George: "OPEN DOORS

U.S.A." SAYS IT HOPES THE

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WILL

ADDRESS CHRISTIAN

PERSECUTION DURING ITS

FIRST 100 DAYS IN OFFICE.

Wendy: CHRISTIAN

WRIGHT IS THE DEXTE DIRECTOR OF

"OPEN DOORS U.S.A.."

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

> GOOD TO SEE YOU, TOO.

FOR THE LAST 25 YEARS,

NORTH KOREA HAS BEEN ONE

OF THE COUNTRIES THAT HAS

TOPPED THE WORLD-WATCH

LIST, AND IT IS DEFINITELY

ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS

COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD FOR

CHRISTIANS.

AND THERE ARE 50 COUNTRIES

WHERE PERSECUTION IS VERY

SEVERE.

Wendy: LET'S TALK

ABOUT VICTIMS OF GENOCIDE.

WHY HASN'T U.S. AID BEEN

GOING TO CHRISTIAN

REFUGEES FROM ISIS?

THAT IS A GREAT

QUESTION.

I THINK THERE ARE SO MANY

CHALLENGES WITH REGARD TO

THE DISPLACEMENT OF

CHRISTIANS THROUGHOUT THE

WORLD.

IN FACT, WHEN YOU LOOK AT

THE 2017 "OPEN DOORS"

WORLD-WATCH LIST, ISLAMIC

EXTREMISM IS A DRIVER OF

PERSECUTION IN 35 OUT OF

50 OF THE COUNTRIES.

SO WE'RE SEEING CHRISTIANS

DRIVEN FROM THEIR HOMES,

NOT JUST IN IRAQ, BUT ALSO

IN COUNTRIES LI LIKE NIGERIA,

WHERE GROUPS LIKE BOKO

HARAM ARE PUSHING

CHRISTIANS OUT OF THEIR

HOME.

Wendy: MOST OF THE

NATIONS TOPPING THE LIST

ARE MUSLIM.

WHAT CAN THE WORLD DO TO

PRESSURE THESE NATIONS TO

PROTECT CHRISTIANS?

I THINK NOW MORE THAN

EVER, IT IS CUB IT IS CRUCIAL FOR

CHRISTIANS TO PRAY.

I'M HOPEFUL, AS WE'RE

LOOKING AT THIS NEW

ADMINISTRATION HERE IN THE

U.S., I'M HOPEFUL THAT THE

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WILL

TAKE THIS ISSUE SERIOUSLY

AND WORK TO ADDRESS THE

PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS

AND OTHER RELIGIOUS

MINORITIES BY TAKING

CRUCIAL ACTIONS IN THE

FIRST 100 DAYS.

Wendy: SO YOU THINK

WE WILL SEE A CHANGE FROM

THE WAY THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION HANDLE THE

CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION TO

THE WAY THE TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION MIGHT DO

IT?

I AM CERTAINLY HOPEFUL

OF THAT.

YOU KNOW, WE SAW WHERE

UNDER THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION, THEY

LARGELY TURNED A BLIND EYE

TO NOT ONLY PERSECUTION OF

CHRISTIANS, BUT OF MANY

RELIGIOUS MINORITIES.

WE FOUND THAT LAST YEAR,

2016, WAS ACTUALLY THE

WORST YEAR IN RECENT

HISTORY RECORDED FOR

CHRISTIANS AROUND THE

WORLD.

THE TIME IS NOW TO TAKE

ACTION.

Wendy: THAT'S

INCREDIBLE.

WHAT CAN OUR VIEWERS DO,

KRISTIN, TO HELP?

PRAY, OF COURSE, RIGHT?

PRAYER IS NUMBER ONE.

BUT I WOULD ALSO ENCOURAGE

VIEWERS TO GET INFORMED.

THERE IS

opendoorsusa.org.

WE HAVE THINGS YOU CAN DO

FOR EACH COUNTRY OF THE 50

COUNTRIES ON THE

WORLD-WATCH LIST.

AND YOU CAN SIGN A

PETITION TO ENCOURAGE THIS

ADMINISTRATION TO DEFEND

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AROUND

THE WORLD IN THE FIRST 100

DAYS.

Wendy: WE TALKED

ABOUT NORTH KOREA AND SOME

OF THE MUSLIM NATIONS

BEING THE WORST OFFENDERS.

CAN YOU NAME SOME OF THE

OTHER WORST NATIONS FOR

OUR VIEWERS?

ABSOLUTELY.

WELL, HERE IN WASHINGTON,

D.C., WE WERE VERY PRICHED

TPRIVILEGED TO HAVE A

PASTOR COME IN FROM DAS

CUSDAMASCUS TO SHARE HIS

PERSONAL STORY.

AND SO SYRIA IS ONE OF

THOSE COUNTRIES THAT I

WOULD ENCOURAGE OUR

LISTENERS AND VIEWERS TO

BE PRAYING FOR.

AND ONE PLACE THAT HAS A

SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART

IS NIGERIA.

LAST YEAR I HAD THE

PRIVILEGE OF MEETING WITH

THE FATHERS OF THE

KIDNAPPED CHIBOK GIRLS IN

NIGERIA.

HORRIBLE TRAGEDIES ARE

HAPPENING TO CHRISTIANS ON

A DAILY BASIS.

THAT IS NUMBER 12 ON THE

LIST.

Wendy: KRISTIN WRIGHT

OF "OPEN DOORS

INTERNATIONAL," THANKS FOR

JOINING US.

GEORGE?

George: COMING UP,

MEET THE CHRISTIAN

GOVERNOR OF JAKARTA, WHO

IS ON TRIAL FOR, QUOTE,

"BLASPHEMYING ISLAM."

George: AND WELCOME

BACK TO THE BROADCAST.

TESTIMONY CONTINUES IN THE

HISTORIC BLASPHEMY TRIAL

OF INDONESIA'S CHRISTIAN

GOVERNOR.

NOT ONLY IS THE GOVERNOR'S

POLITICAL FUTURE AT STAKE,

BUT ALSO FREEDOM AND THE

FATE OF INDONESIA'S

DEMOCRACY.

LUCILLE TALUSAN IS IN THE

CAPITAL CITY OF JAKARTA

AND BRINGS US THIS STORY.

Reporter: JAKARTA

GOVERNOR, BETTER KNOWN AS

AHOK, WAVED TO SPECTATORS.

HE WAS CHARGED WITH

BLASPHEMY AFTER HE

ALLEGEDLY SAID IN A

CAMPAIGN SPEECH THAT

VOTERS WERE BEING DECEIVED

BY HIS OPPONENTS, WHO SAID

THE QURAN PROHIBITS

MUSLIMS FROM HAVING A

NON-MUSLIM LEADER.

AHOK BECAME GOVERNOR AFTER

HIS PREDECESSOR WAS

ELECTED INDONESIA'S

PRESIDENT IN 2014.

ONLY ONCE BEFORE HAS A

CHRISTIAN OF CHINESE

ANCESTRY SERVED AS

GOVERNOR OF THE CAPITAL OF

THE WORLD'S LARGEST MUSLIM

COUNTRY.

MUSLIM HARDLINERS

CONSIDERED HIS POSITION AS

GOVERNOR UNACCEPTABLE.

KNOWN FOR CLEAN AND

EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE, HE

WAS SET TO WIN THE

GOVERNORSHIP IN HIS OWN

RIGHT.

NOW THAT HE HAS A COURT

CASE, HIS CANDIDACY IS AT

RISK.

THIS POLITICAL ANALYST

SAYS THAT THE BLASPHEMY

CHARGE WAS POLITICALLY

MOTIVATED.

THEY FIND NOTHING AND

THEY KNOW THIS.

THEY TRY TO USE THIS TO

OBSTRUCT OUR WAY IN THE

UPCOMING ELECTIONS.

I THINK IT IS VERY

HARMFUL.

Reporter: BEHIND ME

ARE THE MUSLIM HARDLINERS

WHO ARE PROTECTING AGAINST

AHOK.

THEY ARE DEMANDING FOR THE

ARREST AND THE

IMPRESSIONMENT OF THE

GOVERNOR.

HERE HUNDREDS OF POLICE

ARE DEPLOYED TO MAINTAIN

THE PEACE AND ORDER,

SHOULD A CLASH ARISE

BETWEEN THEM AND AHOK

SUPPORTERS, WHO ARE

CALLING FOR A FAIR VERDICT

FOR THE GOVERNOR.

HIS SISTER LEADS HIS TEAM

OF LAWYERS.

SHE SAYS NONE OF THE

WITNESSES WHO TESTIFIED

AGAINST HER BROTHER HEARD

WHAT AHOK ACTUALLY SAID IN

HIS CAMPAIGN SPEECH.

THEY DID NOT HEAR IT.

THEY DID NOT SEE IT.

Reporter: SHE SAYS

AHOK'S STATEMENT WAS

TWISTED.

HE SAID DON'T CHOOSE ME

IF YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU

CAN'T CHOOSE A NON-MUSLIM

LEADER.

IT'S OKAY.

Reporter: SHE SAYS

HER BROTHER IS HOLDING UP

WELL IN THE MIDST OF THIS

TRIAL.

HE UNDERSTANDS THAT HE

MAY BE PERSECUTED BECAUSE

OF WHAT HE BELIEVES.

HE ALSO BELIEVES THAT GOD

IS GOING TO USE THIS AS A

SHOWCASE, TO MAKE PEOPLE

HAVE MORE STRONG BELIEFS

THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL OF

EVERYTHING.

Reporter: AHOK'S

BLASPHEMY TRIAL IS

EXPECTED TO CONTINUE UNTIL

AFTER THE JAKARTA

GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION

NEXT MONTH.

LUCILLE TALUSAN, CBN NEWS,

JAKARTA.

Wendy: THANKS,

LUCILLE.

IN THAI, LAWMAKERS ARE

CONSIDERING LEGALIZING

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

IF THEY DO, TAIWAN WOULD

BECOME THE FIRST ASIAN

NATION TO MAKE THAT

CHANGE.

BUT AS HEATHER SELLS

REPORTS, CHRISTIANS ARE

STANDING FIRM TO PROTECT

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE.

Heather: 80,000 L.G.

B. SUPPORTERS RECENTLY

TOOK TO THE STREETS FOR

ASIA'S LARGEST EVER GAY

PRIDE PARADE.

MANY GAY ACTIVISTS BELIEVE

TAIWAN COULD BECOME THE

FIRST.

THEY WERE ENCOURAGED BY

THIS RECENT Facebook

VIDEO POSTED BY TAIWAN'S

NEW PRESIDENT.

I SUPPORT GAY

MARRIAGES.

AND EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT

TO LOVE AND TO BE MARRIED.

Heather: TAIWAN'S

LEGISLATURE IS CONSIDERING

A BILL TO LEGALIZE GAY

MARRIAGE.

IT NEEDS SUPPORT FROM 57

OF ITS 113 LAWMAKERS TO

MOVE FORWARD.

SO FAR 56 HAVE BACKED THE

BILL.

GAY MARRIAGE ADVOCATES SAY

LEGALIZATION WILL CREATE

LONG-TERM BENEFITS.

WE JUST RECENTLY HAD

TWO BABIES.

THE MOST URGENT NEED FOR

US IS THE PARENTAL RIGHTS.

Heather: RELIGIOUS

AFFILIATION HAS AFFECTED

OPINIONS ON SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE.

IN ONE RECENT SURVEY, 80%

OF TAIWANESE BETWEEN THE

AGES OF 20 AND 29 FAVOR

LEGALIZATION.

BY COMPARISON, 75% OF

CHRISTIANS OPPOSE IT.

THEY SAY GAY MARRIAGE

DISTORTS TRADITIONAL

GENDER ROLES AND DAMAGES

THE MEANING OF MARRIAGE.

*

* HALLELUJAH

Heather: LOCAL CHURCH

LEADERS HAVE ORGANIZED

NATIONWIDE PROTESTS,

URGING TAIWANESE TO OPPOSE

THE LEGISLATION.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

WE STAND RIGHT HERE

TODAY TO TELL THE

GOVERNMENT THAT CHRISTIANS

IN TAIWAN ARE STRONGLY

AGAINST LEGALIZING

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

WE WILL NOT STOP SAYING

THAT.

NO DECISION SHOULD BE MADE

WITHOUT THE PUBLIC

CONSENT.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator: I

EXPECT TAIWAN TO PASS THIS

LAW AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN,

AND THEN THE OTHER

COUNTRIES TO FOLLOW

TAIWAN'S LEAD.

WE'RE MAKING BIG PROGRESS

IN THE HISTORY OF HUMAN

RIGHTS.

Heather: CONSERVATIVE

GROUPS AND CHRISTIANS SAY

THEY WILL PRESS HARD TO

PROTECT TRADITIONAL

TAIWANESE CULTURE AND

PRESERVE FAMILY VALUES.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: MORE THAN 250

LEADERS WITH "CHRISTIANS

UNITED FOR ISRAEL" ARE IN

WASHINGTON THIS WEEK.

THEY'RE URGING CONGRESS TO

TAKE ACTION TO SUPPORT THE

JEWISH STATE.

IT'S A DIRECT RESPONSE TO

THE UNITED NATIONS RECENT

RESOLUTION AGAINST ISRAEL

SETTLEMENTS.

"CHRISTIANS UNITED" IS

PUSHING LAWMAKERS TO

SUPPORT BILLS THAT SLAM

THE RESOLUTION.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

ALLOWED IT TO PASS.

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU CALLED

THE U.N. RESOLUTION

SHAMEFUL.

FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN JOHN

HAGI HAD A CLEAR MESSAGE

FOR NETANYAHU.

MR. PRIME MINISTER,

"CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR

ISRAEL" HAS ANSWERED THE

CALL TONIGHT, ALL

3.3 MILLION OF US STAND

WITH YOU AND STAND WITH

ISRAEL AND STAND WITH THE

JEWISH PEOPLE.

[APPLAUSE]

Wendy: "CHRISTIANS

UNITED FOR ISRAEL" ALSO

WANTS CONGRESS TO PUSH THE

PRESIDENT TO MOVE THE U.S.

EMBASSY IN ISRAEL TO

JERUSALEM.

George: AND ON THAT

POINT, EVEN BEFORE HE

TAKES OFFICE, TRUMP'S

TRANSITION TEAM REPORTEDLY

IS LOOKING FOR PLACES TO

RELOCATE THE EMBASSY IN

JERUSALEM.

THAT MOVE WOULD FULFILL

ONE OF HIS CAMPAIGN

PROMISES.

CHRIS MITCHELL BRINGS US

THAT STORY.

Chris: DURING HIS

CAMPAIGN, TRUMP PLEDGED TO

MOVE THE U.S. EMBASSY FROM

TEL AVIV TO JERUSALEM.

HIS CAMPAIGN MANAGER,

KELLYANNE CONWAY,

REITERATED THAT PLEDGE AND

SAID IT IS A VERY BIG

PRIORITY FOR TRUMP.

TRUMP'S PLEDGE TO MOVE THE

U.S. EMBASSY IS AN EXTENT

IDEA, SAYS THIS MAN.

IT IS ABOUT TIME.

WE ARE SITTING NOW IN

ISRAEL'S CAPITAL.

Chris: HE RELATED A

STORY FROM PRESIDENT

OBAMA'S RECENT TRIP TO

ISRAEL.

I REMEMBER NOT LONG

AGO, AT SHIMON PERES'

FUNERAL, THE WHITE HOUSE

ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING

THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS IN

JERUSALEM, AND THEY

CHANGED IT NOT TO SAY IT

WAS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL.

Chris: NO COUNTRY IN

THE WORLD RECOGNIZES

JERUSALEM AS ISRAEL'S

CAPITAL.

A STATE DEPARTMENT

OFFICIAL TOLD CBN NEWS,

SINCE ISRAEL'S FOUNDING,

ADMINISTRATIONS OF BOTH

PARTIES HAVE MAINTAINED A

CONSISTENT POLICY OF

RECOGNIZING NO STATE AS

ASHAVINGHAVING

SOVEREIGNTY ON JERUSALEM.

SO FAR EVERY PRESIDENT HAS

AVOIDED THE MOVE, CITING

SECURITY CONCERNS AND

SIGNING A SPECIAL WAIVER.

MOVING THE EMBASSY

WOULDN'T MAKE EVERYONE

HAPPY.

THERE WILL BE HAPPINESS

ON THE ISRAEL SIDE.

THERE WILL BE UNHAPPINESS

ON THE ARAB PALESTINIAN

SIDE.

AND THERE MAY BE RIOTS.

THERE MAY BE VIOLENCE.

Chris: SOME SAY THE

MOVE MUST COME IN THE

WIDER CONTEXT OF AN

ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN PEACE

AGREEMENT.

OTHERS BELIEVE JERUSALEM

IS ISRAEL'S UNDIVIDED

CAPITAL.

MANY SAY IF A MOVE IS TO

HAPPEN, TRUMP IS THE ONE

TO GET THE JOB DONE.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Wendy: SO DO YOU

THINK TRUMP WILL DO IT?

George: I THINK HE

MIGHT.

A LOT HAS NOT BEEN DONE

OVER THE LAST 30 YEARS IN

THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN

CONFLICT, AND HE MAY PUSH

THE ENVELOPE.

Wendy: ONE THING WE

KNOW ABOUT TRUMP, HE

DOESN'T MIND A GOOD FIGHT.

George: FOLKS, THAT'S

IT FOR THIS WEEK'S EDITION

OF "CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS

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