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CBN NewsWatch: March 3, 2017

On CBN Newswatch, March 3: Double standard: Should Sessions resign when Lynch didn't?; President Trump says he wants to 'prevent war': Here's how, and more. Read Transcript


Efrem: AHEAD ON CBN

"NEWSWATCH," SESSIONS

UNDER FIRE.

THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL

RECUSES HIMSELF FROM ANY

INVESTIGATION OF TIES

BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE

TRUMP CAMPAIGN.

SEE WHY THAT IS STILL NOT

ENOUGH FOR DEMOCRATS.

> PLUS...

I'M AMBER C. STRONG IN

THE D.C. BUREAU, WHERE

WE'RE FOLLOWING A STORY

OUT OF THE HOOSIER STATE.

Efrem: AND A STREET

PREACHER IN BRITAIN FACES

CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR

READING THE BIBLE IN

PUBLIC.

HEAR WHY, NEXT.

> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

YANKEE UCBN "NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

DEMOCRATS ARE STILL

CALLING FOR

ATTORNEY-GENERAL JEFF

SESSIONS TO RESIGN EVEN

AFTER HE HAS RECUSED

HIMSELF FROM ANY

INVESTIGATION INVOLVING

THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND

TIES TO RUSSIA.

THIS ALL COMES AFTER

REVELATIONS THAT HE HAD

TWO MEETINGS WITH RUSSIAN

OFFICIALS BEFORE THE

ELECTION.

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON HAS A

LOOK AT WHAT HAS BEEN AN

EVENTFUL 24 HOURS AT THE

STATE DEPARTMENT.

Reporter: JUST THREE

WEEKS IN, PRESIDENT

TRUMP'S ATTORNEY-GENERAL

JEFF SESSIONS IS ALREADY

IN HOT WATER.

LET ME BE CLEAR, I

NEVER HAD MEETINGS WITH

RUSSIAN OPERATIVES OR

RUSSIAN INTERMEDIARIES

ABOUT THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN.

AND THE IDEA THAT WAS PART

OF A, QUOTE, "CONTINUING

EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION

DURING THE CAMPAIGN

BETWEEN TRUMP SURROGATES

AND INTERMEDIARIES FOR THE

RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT" IS

TOTALLY FALSE.

Reporter: LESS THAN

24 HOURS AFTER THE JUSTICE

DEPARTMENT REPORTED

SESSIONS MET WITH THE

RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR DURING

THE THE PRESIDENTIAL

CAMPAIGN, THE NEW

ATTORNEY-GENERAL ANNOUNCED

THIS DECISION:

I SHOULD NOT BE

INVOLVED IN INVESTIGATING

A CAMPAIGN I HAD A ROLE

IN.

Reporter: THE

SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT CAME

ONLY TWO HOURS AFTER

REPORTERS ASKED THE

PRESIDENT IF THE

ATTORNEY-GENERAL SHOULD

RECUSE HIMSELF FROM

INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE

TRUMP CAMPAIGN'S TIES WITH

RUSSIA.

President Trump: I

DON'T THINK SO AT ALL.

Reporter: THROUGHOUT

THE CONTROVERSY, PRESIDENT

TRUMP HAS MAINTAINED TOTAL

CONFIDENCE IN HIS

ATTORNEY-GENERAL.

MR. PRESIDENT, DO YOU

STILL HAVE CONDENS CONFIDENCE IN

YOUR ATTORNEY-GENERAL?

President Trump:

TOTAL.

ATTORNEY-GENERAL

SESSIONS SHOULD RESIGN.

THE FACT THAT THE

ATTORNEY-GENERAL, THE TOP

COP IN OUR COUNTRY, LIED

UNDER OATH TO THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE, IS GROUNDS FOR HIM

TO RESIGN.

IT'S GROUNDS FOR HIM TO

RESIGN.

Reporter: SESSIONS

DEFENDED HIMSELF, SAYING

IT IS NOT OUT OF THE ORD

ORDINARY FOR SENATORS TO

SPEAK TO AMBASSADORS FROM

DIFFERENT COUNTRIES.

A STATEMENT SPEAKER RYAN

SUPPORTED.

THIS SPECIFIC INTERACTION

RAISES EYEBROWS BECAUSE

SESSION WAS THOUGHT OF AS

A SURROGATE DURING THE

TRUMP CAMPAIGN.

IF THERE IS ANY

EVIDENCE THAT ANYONE

AFFILIATED WITH THE TRUMP

CAMPAIGN COMMUNICATED WITH

THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT IN

THE COURSE OF THIS

CAMPAIGN, WHAT WILL YOU

DO?

SENATOR FRANKEN, I'M

NOT AWARE OF ANY OF THOSE

ACTIVITIES.

I HAVE BEEN CALLED A

SURROGATE AT A TIME OR TWO

IN THAT CAMPAIGN, AND I

DID NOT HAVE

COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE

RUSSIANS.

Reporter: AND IN A

PREQUESTIONNAIRE, SESSIONS

WAS ASKED SEVERAL OF THE

SENIOR ADVISORS HAVE

RUSSIAN TIES.

HAVE YOU BEEN CONNECTED

WITH ANYONE WITH THE

RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT ABOUT

THE 2016 ELECTION EITHER

BEFORE OR AFTER ELECTION

DAY, TO WHICH HE REPLIED

NO.

SESSIONS ARGUED HE THOUGHT

BOTH QUESTIONS FOCUSED ON

THE CAMPAIGN, NOT CONTACT

IN GENERAL.

M MY REPLY TO SENATOR

FRANKEN WAS HONEST AND

CORRECT AS I UNDERSTOOD IT

AT THE TIME.

I APPRECIATE THAT SOME

HAVE TAKEN THE VIEW THAT

THIS WAS A FALSE COMMENT.

THAT IS NOT MY INTENT.

THAT IS NOT CORRECT.

I WILL WRITE THE JUDICIARY

COMMITTEE SOON, TODAY OR

TOMORROW, TO EXPLAIN THIS

TESTIMONY FOR THE RECORD.

Reporter: SOME

SENATORS, LIKE CLAIRE

MCCASKILL, WERE QUICK TO

DRAW SUSPICION ON SESSIONS

FOR MEETING WITH THE

RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR IN ANY

CAPACITY.

BUT IT SEEMS SHE FORGOT

HER OWN PUBLICIZED

INTERACTIONS WITH HIM JUST

A FEW YEARS AGO.

SESSIONS SAYS HE NOW

THINKS HE SHOULD HAVE

MENTIONED HIS INTERACTION

WITH THE AMBASSADOR.

IN RETROSPECT, I SHOULD

HAVE SLOWED DOWN AND SAID,

BUT I DID MEET ONE RUSSIAN

OFFICIAL A COUPLE OF

TIMES.

THAT WOULD BE THE

AMBASSADOR.

Reporter: THE

ATTORNEY-GENERAL MADE IT

CLEAR HIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS

NOT CONFIRMATION OF THE

EXISTENCE OR SUGGESTION OF

AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE

TRUMP CAMPAIGN'S TIES WITH

RUSSIA.

REPORTING FROM WASHINGTON,

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON, CBN

NEWS.

Efrem: THE PRESIDENT

IS PUSHING FOR A MASSIVE

INCREASE IN DEFENSE

SPENDING.

HE SAYS HE WANTS TO GIVE

THE MILITARY THE TOOLS

NEEDED TO PREVENT WAR.

THAT PLEDGE CAME WHILE HE

WAS ABOARD THE NEXT

GENERATION AIRCRAFT

CARRIER, THE U.S.S. GERALD

R. FORD.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

TRUMP ARRIVED ON THE

U.S.S. FORD ON THE

HELICOPTER MARINE ONE.

HE SPOKE ON THE IMPORTANCE

OF BOOSTING DEFENSE

SPENDING.

President Trump:

AFTER YEARS OF ENDLESS

BUDGET CUTS THAT HAVE

IMPAIRED OUR DEFENSES, I

AM CALLING FOR ONE OF THE

LARGEST DEFENSE SPENDING

INCREASES IN HISTORY.

Reporter: THE WHITE

HOUSE RELEASED A DRAFT

BUDGET PLAN THAT CALLS FOR

A HIKE OF $54 BILLION TO

THE PENTAGON'S PROJECTED

BUDGET.

THAT'S A 10% INCREASE.

AND TRUMP WANTS TO REPEAL

ACROSS THE BOARD BUDGET

CUTS THAT CONGRESS

IMPLEMENTED.

President Trump: AND

BY ELIMINATING THE

SEQUESTER AND THE

UNCERTAINTY IT CREATES, WE

WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR

THE MILITARY TO PLAN FOR

THE FUTURE, THUS CONTROL

CUTS, AND GET THE BEST

DEALS FOR THE TAXPAYER,

WHICH, OF COURSE, IS VERY

IMPORTANT, RIGHT?

Reporter: AND THE

PRESIDENT SAID HE WILL

PROVIDE THE FINEST

EQUIPMENT IN THE WORLD FOR

THE MILITARY AND POINTED

TO AGING AIRCRAFT.

President Trump: OUR

MILITARY NEEDS THE FINEST

EQUIPMENT TO BOOST OUR

DEFENSE.

I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH

THE HATEFUL RHETORIC AND

THE POLICIES THAT HAVE

BEEN PUT FORTH SO FAR.

Reporter: TODAY THE

PRESIDENT VISITS SAINT

ANDREW CATHOLIC SCHOOL IN

ORLANDO.

HE IS LIKELY TO SPEAK ON

SCHOOL CHOICE.

MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: AND THE

PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO

ROUND OUT HIS CABINET.

THE SENATE OFFICIALLY

CONFIRMED BEN CARSON AS

HOUSING SECRETARY ON

THURSDAY.

HE WILL NOW HEAD UP THE

AGENCY DEDICATED TO

PROVIDING HOUSING

ASSISTANCE TO LOW INCOME

AMERICANS.

> THE HISPANIC PASTOR

WHO PRAYED AT PRESIDENT

TRUMP'S INAUGURATION IS

NOW OPENING HIS CHURCH TO

THOSE WITH DEPORTATION

WORRIES.

REVEREND SAMUEL RODRIGUEZ

HAS 30 COTS IN PLACE AT

HIS SACRAMENTO CHURCH.

THE CHURCH SET THEM UP

AFTER THE TRUMP EXPANDED

ITS DEPORTATION POLICY IN

JANUARY.

SO FAR HALF A DOZEN

FAMILIES HAVE USED THEM.

THE CHURCH HAS A "DON'T

ASK/DON'T TELL" POLICY

WHEN IT COMES TO PEOPLE'S

LEGAL STATUS.

THE CHURCH ESTIMATES HALF

OF THOSE SEEKING SHELTER

HAVE HAD FEARS OVER

IMMIGRATION, AND HALF HAD

FEARS ABOUT DOMESTIC

ABUSE.

> ANOTHER JEWISH

CEMETERY WAS VANDALIZED.

THE LATEST ONE IN NEW

YORK, MAKING IT THE THIRD

ATTACK IN RECENT WEEKS.

VANDALS TOPPLED AND

DESTROYED AT LEAST A DOZEN

HEADSTONES AT THE

CEMETERY.

THE LATEST INCIDENT COMES

AT A TIME WHEN THE JEWISH

COMMUNITY CENTERS ACROSS

THE NATION HAVE BEEN THE

VICTIMS OF BOMB THREATS

AND VANDALISM.

MANY FEAR BLATENT ANTI-SEM

ANTI-SEMITISM IS ON THE

RISE IN NEW YORK.

> THEY'VE LOST THEIR

BUSINESS, WERE FORCED TO

PAY MORE THAN $135,000 IN

FINES, AND THEY ARE TOLD

THAT THEY CAN'T SHARE

THEIR FAITH.

ALL FOR REFUSING TO MAKE A

CAKE FOR A SAME-SEX

WEDDING.

BUT MELISSA AND AARON

CLINE NEVER HAD THEIR DAY

IN COURT UNTIL THURSDAY

AFTERNOON.

THE FORMER OWNERS OF SWEET

CAKES BAKERY APPEARED

BEFORE THE OREGON COURT OF

APPEALS.

THE COUPLE ARGUED BAKING A

CAKE FOR A GAY WEDDING

VIOLATES THEIR CHRISTIAN

FAITH.

THE THREE-JUDGE PANEL IS

NOT EXPECTED TO RULE FOR

AT LEAST SEVERAL MONTHS.

> A STATE BILL COMING

OUT OF THE INDIANA HOUSE

OF REPRESENTATIVES IS

GIVING NEW LIFE TO THE

DECADES-OLD DEBATE OVER

PRAYER IN SCHOOL.

OUR AMBER C. STRONG JOINS

US FROM OUR D.C. BUREAU TO

BREAK DOWN WHAT THE BILL

MEANS AND WHY SOME CRITICS

SAY IT COULD PUT THE FIRST

AMENDMENT IN JEOPARDY.

AMBER?

Reporter: THAT'S

RIGHT, EFREM.

THE BILL KNOWN AS HOUSE

BILL 1024 ESSENTIALLY

PROTECTS STUDENTS' RIGHTS

TO PRAY DURING, BEFORE,

AND AFTER SCHOOL EVENTS

WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION.

AND IT PROTECTS THE

STUDENTS' RIGHT TO WEAR

RELIGIOUS APOSTLE.

WAPPAREL.

LLOYD AROUND SAYS IT

PROTECTS STUDENTS OF ALL

FAITHS.

ME BEING A CHRISTIAN, I

HONOR THOSE PEOPLE'S OTHER

FAITH.

I HAVE RESPECT FOR THEM

FOR WHAT THEY CHOOSE TO

BELIEVE.

THIS IS ALLOWED FOR

ANYBODY.

IF THEY WANT TO PRAY, THEY

CAN PRAY FREELY.

Reporter: NOW,

CRITICS OF THIS BILL SAY

THIS IS A VERY SLIPPERY

SLOPE.

KEN FALK, LEADER DIRECTOR

OF THE INDIANA ACLU, TELLS

ME THE WHOLE THING HAS THE

POTENTIAL TO PUT TEACHERS

IN A VERY TOUGH SITUATION,

AND INHIBITS THE SCHOOL'S

ABILITY TO CONTROL SPEECH,

WHETHER IT BE GOOD OR BAD.

THE BILL IS MOVING ON TO

THE SENATE AND WE'LL KEEP

YOU POSTED AS IT

PROGRESSES.

BACK TO YOU, EFREM.

Efrem: AMBER, THANK

YOU.

> TURNING TO ENGLAND,

WHERE A BRITISH COURT IS

RULING OVER A CASE BEING

DESCRIBED AS A MODERN DAY

HARSY TRIAL.

THEY HAVE CONVICTED TWO

STREET PREACHERS OF A

PUBLIC WATER OFFENCE.

THEY SAY IT SHOULD BE

CONSIDERED ABUSIVE AND A

CRIMINAL MATTER.

MICHAEL O VERT AND MICHAEL

STOCKWELL WERE FOUND

GUILTY UNDER THE CRIME AND

DISORDER ACT.

THEY WERE PREACHING IN A

BRISTOL HAPPENING AREA

WHEN THE POLICE ARRESTED

THEM.

THEY WILL APPEAL.

> AND STILL TO COME HERE

ON CBN "NEWSWATCH," HE IS

ONE OF THE BIGGEST VOICES

IN EVANGELISM AND

OUTREACH.

HEAR WHY REINHARD BONNKE

IS RETIRING AND HOW HE

PLANS TO SAY FAREWELL.

Efrem: REINHARD

BONNKE, FOUNDER OF "CHRIST

FOR ALL NATIONS" HAS

ANNOUNCED HIS FINAL GOSPEL

CRUSADE.

HE PLANS TO RETIRE AFTER

MORE THAN 40 YEARS IN

MINISTRY.

HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE

ANNOUNCEMENT RIGHT NOW AND

HOW THAT MINISTRY HAS

IMPACTED THE CONTINENT OF

AFRICA IS CBN

INTERNATIONAL

CORRESPONDENT GEORGE

THOMAS.

GEORGE, LET'S TALK ABOUT

THE IMPACT OF THIS

MINISTRY IN AFRICA.

HOW BIG IS IT?

George: IT IS HUGE.

HE STARTED BACK IN 1969.

HE AND HIS WIFE STARTED IN

THE AFRICAN NATION OF

LESOTO, A SMALL KINGDOM IN

THE SOUTHERN PART OF

AFRICA.

HE WENT THERE TO BE A

MISSIONARY.

AND AFTER ABOUT SEVEN,

EIGHT YEARS OF BEING

THERE, HE JUST HAD THIS

BURNING DESIRE.

IN FACT, HE SAYS HE SAW A

VISION OF THE AFRICAN

CONTINENT WASHED BY THE

BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST.

HE HAD THE SENSE THAT HIS

MINISTRY WAS BEYOND JUST A

SMALL, LITTLE AFRICAN

KINGDOM.

SINCE THEN -- THE NUMBERS

ARE INCREDIBLE.

ALMOST 75 MILLION PEOPLE

HAVE ACCEPTED, HAVE WALKED

INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD AS

A RESULT OF THIS MINISTRY.

I DON'T THINK PERSONALLY

THERE IS ONE SINGLE MAN OR

MINISTRY THAT HAS HAD THIS

MUCH OF A PROFOUND IMPACT

ON THE LENGTH AND THE

BREADTH OF THIS BEAUTIFUL

CONTINENT.

I KNOW HE WILL SAY IT'S

NOT HIM, IT IS NOT THE

MINISTRY.

IT IS BECAUSE OF THE POWER

OF JESUS CHRIST.

Efrem: NOW WHEN DID

YOU FIRST LEARN OF

REINHARD BONNKE?

George: GROWING UP IN

AFRICA, I'M A NATIVE OF

THE AFRICAN SOIL.

WE WOULD HEARD THESE

REPORTS, WHETHER IT IS IN

BOTSWANA, IN SUDAN, IN

NIGERIA, YOU WOULD HEAR

THESE INCREDIBLE STORIES

OF THOUSANDS OF THOUSANDS

OF PEOPLE COMING -- IN

FACT, IN ONE CRUSADE THAT

HE HELD BACK IN 2000 IN

NIGERIA, IN ONE SINGLE

DAY, 1.6 MILLION PEOPLE

TURNED UP FOR ONE NIGHT.

AND OVER THE NEXT FIVE

NIGHTS, CLOSE TO OVER

6 MILLION PEOPLE

GATHEREDED, AND OVER

4 MILLION PEOPLE ACCEPTED

JESUS CHRIST.

SO MUCH OF HIS MINISTRY

WAS MARKED BY THESE

PROFOUND MIRACLES, PEOPLE

WHO WOULD COME.

BLIND WOULD SEE, THE LAME

WOULD WALK.

THERE IS NO DOUBT HE IS

GOING TO BE MISSED.

Efrem: DO YOU THINK

THAT CRUSADES ARE STILL

THE WAY TO GOING?

George: IT IS IN

AFRICA BECAUSE PEOPLE COME

OUT.

THEY REALLY DO.

AND IT IS STILL A VERY

POWERFUL WAY.

SURE, TECHNOLOGY,

Facebook, THE INTERNET

AND SO FORTH, AND

SATELLITE BROADCAST IS

STILL THERE, AND YOU CAN

GET ON TELEVISION AND

COMMUNICATE THE GOSPEL,

AND HE IS FAMOUS FOR THAT.

Efrem: THAT CRUSADE

IS HAPPENING IN NOVEMBER.

WE ARE EXPECTING YOU TO BE

THERE.

George: I WILL BE

THERE.

Efrem: WE LOOK

FORWARD TO YOUR COVERAGE.

> UP NEXT, REBUILDING

HOPE.

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW CBN IS

HELPING THE CHRISTIANS

LIVING ON THIS ISLAND

AFTER MASS DEVASTATION.

Efrem: INDONESIA'S

NIA ISLAND IS A CHRISTIAN

ISLAND THAT WAS NEGLECTED

UNTIL 2005, WHEN IT WAS

HIT BY A POWERFUL EARTH.

THAT'S WHEN CBN RESPONDED

TO HELP REBUILD VILLAGES.

TODAY WE'RE CONTINUING TO

HELP TO IMPROVE THE LIVES

OF PEOPLE THERE,

ESPECIALLY CHILDREN.

LUCILLE TALUSAN BRINGS US

THIS REPORT.

Reporter: THE

STUDENTS AT THIS PUBLIC

SCHOOL ARE EXCITED BECAUSE

ON THIS DAY THEY GET A

FREE MEDICAL CHECKUP.

CHILDREN LIKE NAVITA ARE

DEPRIVED OF MEDICAL

ATTENTION BECAUSE THEIR

FAMILIES ARE VERY POOR.

LIVING ON THIS ISLAND IS

VERY HARD BECAUSE IT IS

ONE OF THE DISTRICTS WITH

THE HIGHEST POVERTY RATE.

HERE FAMILIES LIVE ON A $5

WEEKLY INCOME FROM

PLANTING RUBBER TREES.

FOR NAVITA AND MONALISA,

THEIR DREAMS SEEM

FAR-FETCHED.

BUT CBN'S PROJECTS GIVE

EVEN THEIR SCHOOL

PRINCIPAL A GLIMMER OF

HOPE.

HE IS GRATEFUL THAT CBN

HUMANITARIAN WORKERS

TRAVEL SEVERAL HOURS

THROUGH ROUGH, ZIG ZAGGED

ROADS, JUST TO REACH THEIR

SCHOOLS.

THE PROGRAMS OF CBN

HAVE CHANGED THE SPIRIT IN

OUR SCHOOL.

THERE IS MORE HOPE FOR THE

STUDENTS.

THE FATHERS OF MOST OF

THESE STUDENTS ARE NOT

GOOD MODELS BECAUSE AFTER

HARVEST, THEY JUST SIT IN

FRONT OF THEIR HOUSES AND

DRINK ALCOHOL.

IT'S THE PROGRAMS OF CBN

THAT HAVE HELPED INSTILL

IN OUR STUDENTS THE VALUES

FROM THE BIBLE, TO HELP

THEM HAVE A BETTER LIFE.

Reporter: AFTER CBN'S

DOCTOR CHECKS THE

CHILDREN, THIS MAN SHARES

THE GOSPEL TO ALL 150

STUDENTS AND PRAYS FOR

THEM.

THE CHILDREN ARE ALSO

GIVEN FREE VITAMINS AND

MEDICINES.

WHEN I SAW A LOT OF

CHILDREN, HOW THEY LIVED,

IT REALLY TOUCHED MY

HEART.

I KNOW THAT THIS IS WHAT

GOD IS CALLING ME TO DO,

NOT ONLY TO HELP THEM, BUT

TO GIVE THEM LOVE, TO SHOW

THEM LOVE.

TO GIVE THEM THE PASSION.

Reporter: CBN ALSO

CONDUCTS FEEDING PROGRAMS

IN THE VILLAGES.

MORE THAN 100 MALNOURISHED

CHILDREN ARE BEING FED

THESE NUTRITIOUS MEALS

UNTIL THEY GAIN BACK THEIR

NORMAL WEIGHT.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, THESE

MOTHERS ARE GIVEN HEALTH

EDUCATION AND ALSO

LIVELIHOOD TRAINING.

THESE MOTHERS ARE TAUGHT

HOW TO MAKE CLOTHS OUT OF

BAMBOO SHUTES.

I AM THANKFUL TO CBN

BECAUSE OF THE FEEDING

PROGRAM.

THEY ARE HELPING THEM.

I AM ALSO HAPPY WE ARE

TAUGHT HOW TO MAKE CLOTHS,

WHICH WE CAN ALSO SELL.

Reporter: THE

HIGHLIGHT OF THE MEDICAL

MISSION WAS THE

"SUPERBOOK" FUN NIGHT,

WHERE THE CHILDREN WATCHED

THE GIANT ADVENTURE.

NAVITA'S MOTHER, GATNA, IS

HAPPY ABOUT THE CHANGES

THAT "SUPERBOOK" IS MAKING

IN HER DAUGHTER'S

CHARACTER.

MY DAUGHTER USED TO BE

REBELLIOUS.

HER CHARACTER HAS CHANGED

AFTER WATCHING

"SUPERBOOK."

NOW SHE ALWAYS PRAYS AND

RESPECTS ME.

Reporter: USING CBN

PROGRAMS TO MOLD THE NEXT

GENERATION, THE FUTURE OF

MIAS LOOKS BRIGHT.

ONE DAY MIAS ISLAND

WILL BE CHANGED.

ONE DAY IN THE FUTURE,

MIAS WILL BE GREAT.

GOD LOVES THIS ISLAND.

Reporter: LUCILLE

TALUSAN, CBN NEWS, MIAS

ISLAND.

Efrem: CBN AT WORK

DOING GREAT THINGS.

STAY WITH US; WE'LL BE

RIGHT BACK.

Efrem: LOOKING FOR

Efrem: LOOKING FOR

GOOD ENTERTAINMENT THIS

WEEKEND?

WE'VE GOT YOUR

FAMILY-FRIENDLY MOVIE

REVIEWS.

OUR FRIENDS AT "PLUGGED

IN" BRING US A REVIEW OF

THE NEW FILM "THE SHACK."

TAKE A LOOK.

WE'VE GOT TO GO.

Reporter: THE MOVIE,

"THE SHACK," FOCUSES IN ON

MACK, A MAN WHO HAS A

FAIRLY MIDDLE OF THE ROAD

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, IF

THAT, FOR MOST OF HIS

ADULT LIFE.

BUT THEN HIS YOUNG

DAUGHTER IS ABDUCTED AND

KILLED, AND MACK'S FAITH

IS THROWN INTO A TAIL

SPIN.

HOW COULD A LOVING GOD

ALLOW SOMETHING THAT

HORRENDOUS TO TAKE PLACE.

I'M REALLY SORRY,

MR. PHILLIPS.

Reporter: ONE WINTER

DAY SOME TIME LATER, MACK

DISCOVERS AN ENVELOPE IN

HIS MAILBOX.

STRANGELY, THERE ARE NO

TRACKS LEADING TO IT

THROUGH THE SNOW.

STRANGER STILL IS THE

MESSAGE INSIDE, INVITING

MACK TO COME UP TO THE

SHACK WHERE HIS DAUGHTER

WAS KILLED.

THE MESSAGE SEEMS TO

SUGGESTS THAT THE

INVITATION IS FROM GOD

HIMSELF.

WHO'S SICK JOKE IS THIS,

MACK WONDERS.

BUT HE HEADS OFF TO THE

SHACK TO DEAL WITH HIS

MISERY AND TO DEAL WITH

HIS GUILT.

THIS CINEMATIC STORY ABOUT

A GRIEVING MAN

ENCOUNTERING GOD IS ALMOST

CERTAIN TO STIR UP

CONTROVERSY AMONG

CHRISTIANS.

THERE ARE SOME THEOLOGICAL

MISSTEPS, TO BE SURE.

ON THE OTHER HAND, THIS

FILM DELIVERS SOME

SIGNIFICANT,

THOUGHT-PROVOKING MESSAGES

ABOUT GOD IN A WORLD THAT

IS DESPERATELY LOOKING AND

LONGING FOR ACTION.

SO I'M GIVING THE FILM 4

OUT OF 5 FOR

FAMILY-FRIENDLINESS.

CHECK OUT pluggedin.com.

I'M BOB WALLASHEFSKI FOR

FOCUS ON THE FAMILY'S

PLUGGED IN MOVIE REVIEW.

Efrem: BIBLE

BELIEVERS AND SKEPTICS ARE

INVITED TO INVESTIGATE

ITEMS.

HE SAYS IT IS NOT ONLY FOR

RELIGIOUS VIEWERS, IT IS

ALSO FOR THOSE WHO ARE

STILL SEEKING JESUS AND

STILL TRYING TO MAKE SENSE

OF CHRISTIANITY.

"FINDING JESUS" PREMIERES

ON CNN ON SUNDAY.

> AS WE MOVE INTO THE

WEEKEND, I THOUGHT I'D

SHARE A THOUGHT A FRIEND

SHARED WITH ME.

HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED THAT

MANY TIMES THINGS WORK

BETTER AFTER YOU UNPLUG

THEM FOR A MOMENT.

THE SAME IS TRUE FOR YOU.

GOD GAVE US THE SABBATH

DAY, THE DAY OF REST, FOR

A REASON.

I INVITE YOU TO UNPLUG,

STEP AWAY, RELAX, REST,

AND RECHARGE, AND YOU'RE

SURE TO FUNCTION A BIT

BETTER WHEN YOU DO PLUG

BACK IN.

WITH THAT, MAKE THIS A

FABULOUS FRIDAY AND A

WONDERFUL WEEKEND.

> THAT IS GOING TO DO

THE IT FOR THIS EDITION OF

CBN "NEWSWATCH."

REMEMBER, YOU CAN FIND

MORE OF OUR EXCLUSIVE

COVERAGE OF THE ISSUES YOU

CARE MOST ABOUT AT

cbnnews.org.

AND WE WOULD LEAVE TO HEAR

WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE

STORIES YOU'VE SEEN HERE

TODAY.

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