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On CBN Newswatch, Aug. 3: Sweden shields 150 ISIS fighters, but won't protect this Christian asylum seeker; With anti-Semitism rising, Congress signals urgent need for Jewish liaison, and more. Read Transcript


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FOR CBN "NEWSWATCH."

I'M GARY LANE.

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS

ENDORSING A NEW

IMMIGRATION PLAN THAT HE

CALLS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT

REFORM IN HAD A CENTURY.

AND HE WANTS TO CUT TAXES

AND REPEAL AND REPLACE

OBAMACARE.

JENNA BROWDER HAS THE

LATEST FROM WASHINGTON.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

TRUMP IS MAKING GOOD ON

CAMPAIGN PROMISES.

WHEN IT COMES TO

IMMIGRATION, HE IS

ENDORSING A NEW PLAN TO

OVERHAUL THE CURRENT

SYSTEM.

President Trump: THIS

LEGISLATION DEMONSTRATES

OUR COMPASSION FOR

STRUGGLING AMERICAN

FAMILIES WHO DESERVE AN

IMMIGRATION SYSTEM THAT

PUTS THEIR NEEDS FIRST AND

THAT PUTS AMERICA FIRST.

Reporter: STANDING

WITH SENATORS TOM COTTON

AND DAVID PERDUE, TRUMP

PUSHED THEIR BILL TO SLASH

LEGAL IMMIGRATION IN HALF.

IT WOULD PUT SKILLED

WORKERS AND ENGLISH

SPEAKERS AT THE FRONT OF

THE LINE, AND LIMIT

ADMISSIONS BASED ON FAMILY

CONNECTIONS.

OVER 50% OF OUR

HOUSEHOLDS OF IMMIGRANTS

TODAY PARTICIPATE IN OUR

WELFARE SYSTEM.

Reporter: AND NOW

ALREADY SOME FELLOW

REPUBLICANS ARE SPEAKING

OUT AGAINST IT.

THIS IDEA OF SKEWING

THE ENTIRE GREEN CARD POOL

IN ONE AREA OF THE ECONOMY

I THINK IS VERY MISPLACED.

Reporter: SENATOR

LINDSEY GRAHAM SAYS HE

SUPPORTS MERIT-BASED

LEGISLATION, BUT WORRIES

ABOUT AGRICULTURE AND

TOURISM INDUSTRIES.

AND WHITE HOUSE PRESS

SECRETARY SARAH HUCKABEE

SANDERS APPEARED ON CBN'S

FAITH NATION, WHERE SHE

TALKED ABOUT THE PRESIDENT

SIGNING A NEW BILL ON

SANCTIONS FOR US RUSSIA,

NORTH KOREA AND IRAN.

WE HAVE BEEN VERY CLEAR

FROM THE BEGINNING THAT

THIS ADMINISTRATION IS

GOING TO BE TOUGH ON

RUSSIA, TOUGH ON NORTH

KOREA, AND TOUGH ON IRAN.

AND WANTED TO BE

SUPPORTIVE OF SANCTIONS,

BUT WANTED TO DO SO

PROPERLY.

Reporter: AT THE SAME

TIME, REPUBLICANS ARE

PUSHING AHEAD WITH PLANS

FOR TAX CUTS, AND SOME

SENATORS ARE TAKING A

DIFFERENT APPROACH ON

HEALTH CARE REFORM.

DAYS AFTER THE REPUBLICAN

EFFORT TO REPEAL AND

REPLACE OBAMACARE CRUMBLED

IN THE SENATE, SOME

LAWMAKERS SAY THEY'RE

REACHING ACROSS THE AISLE

TO WORK TOGETHER.

I THINK WE CAN RESOLVE

THOSE PROBLEMS, BUT IT IS

GOING TO TAKE MORE

BIPARTISAN WORK.

WE'VE GOT A LOT OF

BIPARTISAN WORK GOING ON

RIGHT NOW, MORE THAN WE

HAVE HAD IN MONTHS.

Reporter: AND

PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE IS

NOT GIVING UP EITHER, BUT

IF THE EFFORT FAILS AGAIN,

HE SAYS OBAMACARE WILL

HAVE TO RUN ITS COURSE.

President Trump: LET

OBAMACARE EXPLODE.

IT IS EXPLODING RIGHT NOW.

I SAID FROM THE BEGINNING,

LET OBAMACARE IMPLODE AND

THEN DO IT.

Reporter: TRUMP IS

LOOKING FOR WINS, WHEREVER

THEY MAY BE, AND HE NEEDS

THEM WHEN IT COMES TO

CONGRESS.

THAT'S WHY HE AND

REPUBLICANS ARE MOVING

FORWARD WITH ISSUES LIKE

IMMIGRATION AND TAX CUTS,

BUT STILL HOLDING ON TO

HOPE FOR HEALTH CARE

REFORM.

IN WASHINGTON, JENNA

BROWDER, CBN NEWS.

TWO AMERICAN SERVICE

MEMBERS WERE KILLED AFTER

A SUICIDE BOMBING ATTACK

IN AFGHANISTAN.

THE EXPLOSION HAPPENED AT

A NATO CONVOY NEAR

KANDAHAR CITY.

A NAVY CAPITN CONFIRMED

THE CASUALTIES IN THE

ATTACK.

NO OTHER INFORMATION HAS

BEEN RELEASED.

THE TALIBAN HAS CLAIMED

RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT

ATTACK.

> WELL, THE U.S.

MILITARY SUCCESSFULLY TEST

LAUNCHED AN

INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC

MISSILE FROM CALIFORNIA

WEDNESDAY, JUST DAYS AFTER

NORTH KOREA'S SECOND TEST

OF AN ICBM.

ERIC GONZALES HAS A CLOSER

LOOK AT THE CONFLICT AND

THE NEW APPROACH THE U.S.

IS TAKING TRYING TO GET

KIM JONG-UN TO THE TABLE.

Reporter: EARLY

WEDNESDAY MORNING THE

UNITED STATES SENT A

STRONG MESSAGE TO NORTH NORTH

KOREA TO KIM JONG-UN, AN

UNARMED MISSILE WAS

LAUNCHED ABOUT 130 MILES

NORTHWEST OF LOS ANGELES.

THE TEST WAS NOT IN

RESPONSE TO THE RECENT

ACTIONS BY NORTH KOREA,

BUT SHOWS THAT AMERICA'S

NUCLEAR ENTERPRISE IS

BOTH, QUOTE, "SAFE,

SECURE, AND EFFECTIVE, AND

ABLE TO DEFEND AGAINST

ATTACKS ON THE UNITED

STATES AND ITS ALLIES.

ALLIES."

LAST WEEK NORTH KOREA

TESTED AN ICBM FOR A

SECOND TIME, AND IT FLEW

FOR 45 MINUTES AND

TRAVELLED MORE THAN

4300 MILES.

THE MISSILE COULD HAVE

REACHED CITIES LIKE

LOS ANGELES AND CHICAGO.

THE MISSILE CAME DOWN

RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF

BUSY COMMERCIAL AIR SPACE.

FLIGHT DATA SHOWS AN AIR

FRANCE 777 JETLINER WITH

323 PEOPLE ON BOARD WAS

TRAVELLING FROM TOKYO TO

PARIS AND PASSED THE AREA.

10 MINUTES LATER, THE

NORTH KOREAN MISSILE CAME

DOWN ON THE PLANE'S DIRECT

FLIGHT PATH.

THE CREW OF THIS PLANE

HAD NO IDEA THEY WERE IN

DANGER BECAUSE THE MISSILE

WAS COMING IN FROM

OUTERSPACE.

WHAT IF THIS MISSILE HAD

BROKEN UP A AT ALTITUDE AND

SCATTERED PIECES ALL

AROUND?

Reporter: THE

PENTAGON HAS SAID NORTH

KOREA'S MISSILE LAUNCHES

ARE DONE WITH NO

COORDINATION AND ARE

RECKLESS.

THE STATE DEPARTMENT TOLD

THE CLOAK COUNTRY AND ITS

LEADER THAT THE UNITED

STATES IS YOUR ENEMY.

WE DO NOT SEEK A REGIME

CHANGE.

WE DO NOT SEEK THE

COLLAPSE OF THE REGIME.

WE DO NOT SEEK AN

ACCELERATED REUNIFICATION

OF THE PENINSULA.

WE DO NOT SEEK AN EXCUSE

TO SEND OUR MILITARY NORTH

OF THE 38th PARALLEL.

Reporter: HOWEVER, IN

THE SAME BREATH, SECRETARY

TILLERSON SAYS THAT THE

UNITED STATES STILL

REQUIRES THE NORTH TO END

ITS NUCLEAR PROGRAM, AND

HE ADDED THAT, QUOTE, "OUR

OTHER OPTIONS ARE NOT

ATTRACTIVE."

LATER THIS WEEK, RE REX

TILLERSON IS EXPECTED TO

ATTEND A MEETING WITH

NORTH KOREA, CHINA, AND

JAPAN.

IT COULD BE A DIPLOMATIC

MOMENT FOR A BREAKTHROUGH.

EVANGELICALS PRAISED

PRESIDENT TRUMP LAST MONTH

WHEN HE APPOINTED A NEW

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

AMBASSADOR.

NOW SOME MEMBERS OF

CONGRESS ARE URGING HIM TO

POINT A WHITE HOUSE LIASON

TO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY.

TWO ARE AMONG

REPRESENTATIVES URGING THE

APPOINTMENT.

THEY SAY ANTI-SEMITISM IS

ON THE RISE IN THE UNITED

STATES, AND THE POSITION

IS STILL NEEDED.

THE POSITION REMAINS

VACANT, AND THAT IS A

BREAK WITH A 40-YEAR

TRADITION.

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS

COMPLAINED DEMOCRATS ARE

OBSTRUCTING CONFIRMATION

OF HIS APPOINTMENTS.

BUT THE JEWISH LAY LIASON DO

NOT NEED SENATE APPROVAL.

BOTH HIS DAUGHTER IVANKA

AND SON-IN-LAW JARED ARE

JEWISH.

> SPONESPAOLRESPONSE HAS BEEN

OVERWHELMING BY AN IRANIAN

CHRISTIAN FACING

DEPORTATION BACK TO

CERTAIN DANGER IN IRAN.

DALE HURD HAS THIS UPDATE.

Reporter: AIDEEN

STRANDSSON FUTURE REMAINS

IN LIMBO.

SHE WAITS EITHER FOR

POLITICAL ASYLUM OR TO BE

DEPORTED.

THE IRANIAN ACTRESS LEFT

ISLAM TO BECOME A

CHRISTIAN AFTER HAVING A

DREAM ABOUT JESUS.

SHE CAME TO SWEDEN IN 2014

ON A WORK VISA.

SHE HAS BEEN VERY PUBLIC

ABOUT HER NEW FAITH, WHICH

MEANS SHE FACES PRISON,

RAPE, AND DEATH, IF

RETURNED TO THE ISLAMIC

REPUBLIC OF IRAN.

IT IS SO DANGEROUS FOR

ME.

I DON'T KNOW WHY

IMMIGRATION DON'T BELIEVE

THAT.

I'M REALLY IN DANGER.

Reporter: EVEN THOUGH

SWEDEN'S MIGRATION BOARD

SAYS ON ITS OWN WEB PAGE

IT WILL NEVER DEPORT

ASYLUM-SEEKERS TO NATIONS

WHERE THEY FACE DANGER,

AND DOING SO IS A

VIOLATION OF THE GENEVA

CONVENTION ON REFUGEES,

THE IMMIGRATION BOARD

REJECTED HER CASE AND

TURNED HER CASE OVER TO

BORDER POLICE FOR EVENTUAL

DEPORTATION.

THIS SWEDISH ATTORNEY SAYS

THIS...

I THE IMMIGRATION BOARD

TELLS US THAT RAPE IS

COMMON.

Reporter: SO MANY CBN

VIEWERS CONTACTED THE

MIGRATION BOARD AFTER OUR

STORY AIRED, THAT A

MIGRATION BOARD OFFICIAL

CONTACTED CBN NEWS AND

TOLD US: "THE FACT THAT

YOUR READERS WRITE TO US

WILL NOT CHANGE THE

MIGRATION AGENCY'S

DECISION, NOR CAN WE

CHANGE THE COURT'S

DECISION."

HER CASE HAS BEEN APPEALED

AND PROCESSED BY THE

MIGRATION AGEN AGENCY, AND

THERE AFTER BY THE SWEDISH

COURTS.

CBN NEWS HAS RECEIVED MANY

OFFERS OF HELP, AND EVEN

ASYLUM FOR AIDEEN FROM

OTHER NATIONS.

BUT SHE CANNOT LEAVE

SWEDEN ON HER OWN.

HER IRANIAN PASSPORT HAS

BEEN TAKEN AWAY.

AND SHE SAYS HER FIRST

CHOICE IS TO REMAIN IN

SWEDEN, IF POSSIBLE.

SHE AND OTHER CHRISTIAN

ASYLUM-SEEKERS FACE

DEPORTATION, AT THE SAME

TIME THE SWEDISH

GOVERNMENT HAS GIVEN 150

PROTECTIVE IDENTITIES TO

FORM HER ISIS FIGHTERS WHO

HAVE RETURNED TO SWEDEN SO

THEY CAN FIND JOBS.

THERE WILL BE NO SUCH HELP

FOR AIDEEN.

THEY SAID TO ME IT IS

YOUR PERSONAL LIFE, AND IT

IS NOT OUR PROBLEM IF YOU

DECIDED TO BE A CHRISTIAN.

IT IS YOUR PROBLEM.

Reporter: DONNER SAYS

CHRISTIANS DEPORTED TO

MUSLIM NATIONS FACE

CERTAIN DANGERS.

SOME OF THEM ARE KILLED

STRAIGHT OFF.

SOME OF THEM SUCCEED IN

GOING INTO HIDING.

SOME ESCAPE TO SOME OTHER

PLACE, BUT YOU ARE PUTTING

THEM AT RISK.

Reporter: THE HEAD OF

SWEDEN'S MIGRATION BOARD

SAID THEY COULD ORDER HER

CASE REOPENED.

BUT AIDEEN IS NOW RELYING

ON A POWER MUCH GREATER

THAN THE SWEDISH

GOVERNMENT, THE POWER OF

JESUS CHRIST.

I THINK IN MY HEAD

ABOUT JESUS, AND I STILL

THINK HE IS WATCHING ME.

HE WILL HELP ME.

Reporter: DALE HURD,

CBN NEWS.

AND WE'VE JUST HEARD

FROM HER ATTORNEY WHO

TELLS US HER TEAM IS GOING

TO TRY FOR A NEW HEARING

NEXT WEEK.

> WELL, STAY WITH CBN

cbnnews.com FOR THE

LATEST.

COMING UP, AN EXPLOSIVE

CHURCH GROWTH IN AN

UNLIKELY PLACE.

SEE WHY CHRISTIANITY IS

THRIVING IN COMMUNIST

Gary: CUBA HAS BEEN

DOMINATED BY COMMUNISM FOR

MORE THAN 50 YEARS.

BUT MANY PEOPLE HAVE

WONDERED JUST HOW STRONG

WAS THE CHURCH IN CUBA

DURING THOSE DECADES.

NOW WE'RE LEARNING IT

DISAMAZINGLY WELL DURING

HARD TIME.

IT HAS PACE PAVED THE WAY FOR

AN EXPLOSION OF CHURCHES

TODAY.

HEATHER SELLS BRINGS US

THAT STORY FROM HAVANA.

Heather: ON A TYPICAL

SUNDAY MORNING IN CUBA,

YOU'LL FIND CHURCH CROWDS

OVERFLOWING AROUND THE

ISLAND.

MANY ARE HOUSE CHURCHES.

OTHERS LOOK LIKE YOUR

TYPICAL CHURCH WITH ONE

BIG DIFFERENCE: POLITICAL

RESTRICTIONS.

FAITH IS AN ISSUE FOR SO

MANY CUBAN CHURCHES.

FOR THIS PARTICULAR

CHURCH, THE GOVERNMENT

WILL NOT SELL IT MORE

LAND, AND IT'S GROWING, SO

IT HAS BEEN FORCED TO

BUILD UP.

ON THE UPPER LEVELS,

YOU'LL FIND SUNDAY SCHOOL

ROOMS, PLUS FOUR SPILLOVER

AREAS TO WATCH THE SUNDAY

SERVICE.

WHEN YOU HAVE 80 TO 100

PEOPLE IN AN APARTMENT, IT

IS HARD, VERY HARD, AND

NEIGHBORS GET UPSET.

Reporter: THIS PASTOR

LEADS A HOUSE CHURCH NOW

MEETING IN HIS YARD

BECAUSE IT NO LONGER FITS

INSIDE.

IT IS A COMMON THEME IN

CUBAN CHURCHES FUELED BY

INCREDIBLE GROWTH AND

GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS.

FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS,

MORE THAN 16,000

EVANGELICAL CHURCHES HAVE

OPENED THEIR DOORS.

Through Translator:

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAS

MADE US GROW IN FAITH HAS

BEEN THE LIMITATIONS AND

THE DIFFICULTIES.

Heather: PASTOR

NESTOR AND HIS WIFE, ROSA,

LIVE IN ONE ROOM ABOVE

THEIR TINY CHURCH.

ON SUNDAY MORNINGS AND

DURING WEEK-NIGHT

SERVICES, ONLY A FEW WILL

HAVE A REAL SEAT.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

PEOPLE HERE DON'T CARE HOW

COMFORTABLE THEY ARE.

THEY COULD BE EXHAUSTED

FROM WORKING ALL DAY, AND

THEY WILL SIT ON A BAG OF

ROCKS, A STITCHED UP

CHAIR, OR STAND THE WHOLE

SERVICE, AND THEY'RE OKAY

WITH THAT.

Heather: CUBAN CHURCH

LEADERS SAY EVENTS LED BY

THE FALL OF THE SOVIET

UNION SPARKED THE CURRENT

CHURCH-PLANTING EXPLOSION.

Through Translator:

WHEN THE RUSSIAN

GOVERNMENT COLLAPSED, CUBA

WENT THROUGH A LOT.

AND PEOPLE STARTED LOOKING

TO CHURCHES FOR HOPE.

Heather: AT THE SAME

TIME, THE GOVERNMENT ENDED

ITS ATHEISTIC PHILOSOPHY

AND DECLARED ITSELF A

SECULAR STATE, LEAVING AN

ENTIRE GENERATION TO

QUESTION WHAT IT BELIEVED.

A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL AT

THE TIME SUGGESTED THAT

CHURCHES UNABLE TO OBTAIN

BUILDING PERMITS MEET IN

HOMES.

THAT OFFHAND COMMENT

SPARKED A MOVEMENT SIMILAR

TO EARLY CHURCH GROWTH IN

THE BOOK OF ACTS.

PASTOR FRANCISCO IS ONE OF

THOUSANDS OF CUBAN HOUSE

CHURCH PASTORS WHO FOLLOW

THE GOSPEL WITH TREMENDOUS

PASSION.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

WE HAVE EVANGELIZED

EVERYONE WHO LIVES IN THIS

AREA.

A NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE TO

EACH HOME.

WE CAN'T STOP, AND WE

WON'T STOP BECAUSE EVEN IF

THEY WON'T ACCEPT THE LORD

THE FIRST, SECOND, THIRD,

OR FOURTH TIME, EVEN SO WE

CAN'T STOP UNTIL THEY COME

TO THE LORD.

Heather: THE GROWTH

OF THE CHURCH HERE IS EVEN

MORE MIRACULOUS GIVEN THE

COUNTRY'S POVERTY.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY

GOVERNMENT SALARY IS $20,

AND PROFESSIONALS

TYPICALLY MAKE LESS THAN

$50.

STILL, CUBAN CHURCHES ARE

KNOWN FOR THEIR GENEROSITY

AND WILLINGNESS TO

SACRIFICE FOR THE SAKE OF

THE GOSPEL.

Through Translator:

WHAT WE HAVE WE WANT TO

SHARE WITH OTHERS.

WHAT WE HAVE, NOT WHAT WE

HAVE LEFT OVER.

Heather: OATS ANOTHER

OBSTACLE IS SPIRITUAL

WARFARE IN THE FORM OF

SANTERIA.

IT IS KNOWN FOR ITS RITUAL

CEREMONIES.

THIS IS A WOODEDED AREA IN

HAVANA WHERE THOSE

PRACTICING SANTERIA LIKE

TO COME.

THEY WILL PERFORM RITUAL

CLEANSING IN THE RIVER

HERE AND OFFER SACRIFICES

ON THIS ROCK.

THE PASTOR FACES

RESISTANCE RIGHT IN THE

NEIGHBORHOOD.

DURING ONE SUNDAY WORSHIP,

A SANTERIA GROUP STOOD

OUTSIDE THE CHURCH,

BEATING THEIR DRUMS.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

IT WAS KIND OF LIKE A

SPIRITUAL FACEOFF.

THE CHURCH JUST STARTED

PRAYING, AND THEN WE

PRAYED FOR RAIN, AND ALL

OF A SUDDEN THERE WAS

THUNDER, SO THEY HAD TO

LEAVE.

Heather: CHURCH

LEADERS SAY THEY'RE

ENJOYING A NEW SEASON OF

RELAXED RESTRICTIONS.

IT IS EASIER TO EVANGELIZE

OUTSIDE THE CHURCH, AND

THEY RECEIVED MORE PERMITS

TO HOLD SPECIAL EVENTS.

STILL, MOST CHURCHES

CANNOT EXPAND OR BUY LAND.

THEY CANNOT PRODUCE

CHRISTIAN RADIO OR

TELEVISION SHOWS.

AND THEY MUST WORK AROUND

A DYSFUNCTIONAL ECONOMY.

THE REMODELING PLANS AT

PASTOR NESTOR'S CHURCH ARE

ON HOLD INDEFINITELY,

UNTIL THEY CAN OBTAIN

MUCH-NEEDED CEMENT.

Through Translator:

SOMETIMES WITHOUT

SUFFERING, THERE IS NO

CHALLENGE.

AND WITHOUT CHALLENGE,

THERE IS NO VICTORY.

Heather: REPORTING IN

HAVANA, CUBA, HEATHER

SELLS, CBN NEWS.

Gary: UP

NEXT...SHOCKING

REVELATIONS ABOUT DIET

SODAS.

NOT ONLY DO THEY MAKE YOU

GAIN WEIGHT, JUST ONE A

DAY TRIPLES THE DANGER OF

DEMENTIA AND STROKES.

Gary: IF YOU DRINK OR

EAT ANYTHING WITH

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS, YOU

NEED TO LISTEN TO OUR NEXT

REPORT.

AS LORIE JOHNSON EXPLAINS,

THEY CANNOT ONLY HURT YOUR

BRAIN AND HEART, THEY

MIGHT EVEN CAUSE YOU TO

GAIN WEIGHT.

Lorie: THIS COUNTRY'S

WEIGHT PROBLEM IS ONLY

GETTING WORSE.

THE C.D.C. REPORTS A

STAGGERING 71% OF ADULTS

QUALIFIES AS OVERWEIGHT OR

OBESE.

THE RESULT: THINGS LIKE

HEART DISEASE, CANCER,

DIABETES.

IN JUNE, THE NEW ENGLAND

JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

REPORTED THE WHOLE WORLD

IS GETTING FATTER AND

PAYING A PRICE: FOUR

MILLION DEATHS, 60% CAUSED

BY OBESITY, BUT THE OTHER

40% BY JUST BEING

OVERWEIGHT.

HEALTH EXPERTS SAY THE

ROOT CAUSE OF OUR WEIGHT

PROBLEM CAN BE SUMMED UP

IN ONE WORD: SUGAR.

MOST AMERICANS CONSUME

ABOUT 160 POUNDS OF IT A

YEAR.

OFTENTIMES IT IS HIDDEN IN

FOODS YOU WOULD NEVER

EXPECT, LIKE YOGURT,

PEANUT BUTTER, PASTA SAUCE

AND BREAD.

AND OTHER TIMES IT IS

RIGHT OUT FRONT, LIKE IN

SODA.

THIS ONE CAN CONTAINS MORE

THAN NINE TEASPOONS OF

SUGAR.

IT IS NO WONDER SO MANY

PEOPLE TURN TO DIET SODAS,

CONTAINING ZERO CALORIE

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS TO

REDUCE THEIR SUGAR INTAKE.

BUT THAT IS A BAD CHOICE

FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS.

A NEW BOSTON UNIVERSITY

STUDY REVEALED PEOPLE WHO

DRANK DIET SODA HAVE THREE

TIMES THE RISK OF

DEVELOPING DEMENTIA AND

HAVING A STROKE.

AND THAT'S PEOPLE WHO JUST

DRINK ONE A DAY.

SO ARTIFICIAL

SWEETENERS, WE THINK ARE

MUCH WORSE THAN WE EVER

THOUGHT.

Lorie: DR. MICHAEL

ROIZEN SAYS ARTIFICIAL

SWEETENERS CAN DISRUPT

WHAT IS KNOWN AS OUR

MICROBIOM.

THE MICROBIOM IS THE

BACTERIA INSIDE YOUR GUT.

THE ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

CAUSE A SEPARATE BREED OF

BACTERIA THAT GROW INSIDE

YOU.

Lorie: NEUROLOGIST

DAVID PERLMUTTER SAYS

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

THROW OFF THE DELICATE

BALANCE OF GOOD AND BAD

BACTERIA.

THE BACTERIA THAT LIVE

WITHIN OUR GUT NURTURE THE

BRAIN WHEN THEY'RE TREATED

RIGHT.

THEY REDUCE INFLAMMATION,

FOR EXAMPLE.

THAT IS THE KEY PLAYER

THAT CAUSES MULTIPLE

SCLEROSIS, PARKINSON'S,

AND DIABETES, FOR THAT

MATTER.

Lorie: HE SAYS IN

ADDITION TO AVOIDING

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS,

CONSIDER TAKING PROBIOTICS

TO INCREASE GOOD BACTERIA,

AND PREBIOTICS TO MAINTAIN

HEALTHY LEVELS.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, A

NUMBER OF SCIENTIFIC

STUDIES SHOW THEY ACTUALLY

CAUSE US TO GAIN WEIGHT.

ONE REASON GOES RIGHT BACK

TO THE GUT.

THE BODY THINKS IT IS

STARVING AND HOLDS ON TO

EVERY CALORIE THAT A

PERSON CONSUMES.

SO HERE ARE PEOPLE

CONSUMING DIET DRINKS AND

GAINING WEIGHT, AND THAT

DOESN'T SEEM TO MAKE ANY

SENSE.

AND YET WE NOW SEE THAT IT

IS HAPPENING BECAUSE OF

CHANGES IN THE GUT

BACTERIA.

THE RISK OF DEVELOPING

DIABETES IS DRAMATICALLY

INCREASED TWO-FOLD IN

PEOPLE WHO DRINK A LOT OF

SUGARLESS BEVERAGES.

WHO KNEW?

Lorie: NUTRITION J.J.

SAYS STEVIA, XYLITOL AND

MONK FRUIT APPEAR TO BE

BETTER CHOICES FOR THE

GUT.

HOWEVER, THEY CAN STILL

LEAD TO WEIGHT GAIN.

THERE IS ALSO A

PHENOMENON THAT HAPPENS

CALLED CALORIE

DISREGULATION.

WHEN YOU SEAT SOMETHING

THAYOU EAT SOMETHINGWITH SWEETNESS, IT CAU SES

YOU TO TEND TO OVEREAT.

Lorie: AND THEN THERE

IS OUR OWN D.N.A.

GENETICS PREDISPOSES

THREE-FOURTHS OF US TO

HAVE AN ADDICTION TO

SWEETS.

MEANING THE MORE WE TAKE

IN ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS,

THE MORE WE CRAVE ALL

SWEETS.

THAT'S WHY HEALTH EXPERTS

RECOMMEND REMOVING THE

TASTE FOR SWEETS ALL

TOGETHER.

SWEET IS A LEARNED

TASTE.

IF YOU GO OFF SUGAR, IF

YOU'RE BRAIN DOESN'T GET

USED TO IT, IF YOUR

TASTEBUDS DON'T GET USED

TO IT, YOU CAN AVOID IT,

AND THAT'S A MUCH

HEALTHIER WAY.

Lorie: HE PROVED THIS

THEORY WITH 700 SUGAR

ADDICTS.

FIRST WE TAPER DOWN FOR

A WEEK.

AND THEN WE START USING

MORE SPICES AND GETTING

MORE PROTEIN AND FATS IN.

THEN AT THE END OF TWO

WEEKS, YOU GO BACK AND

TEST.

THESE SUGAR ADDICTS TOLD

ME THAT SWEET FOODS JUST

TASTED GROSS.

Lorie: SO WHILE

EATING TOO MUCH SUGAR IS

DEFINITELY HAZARDOUS,

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS CAN

BE JUST AS BAD FOR YOU,

MAYBE WORST.

THAT'S WHY THE HEALTHIEST

SOLUTION IS TO REMOVE ALL

SWEETS FROM YOUR DIET,

BOTH REAL AND FAKE.

LORIE JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Gary: VIDEO OF A

NINE-YEAR-OLNINE-YEAR-OLD INDIANA GIRL

ADMINISTERING OUTSIDE OF A

ABORTION CLINIC CAN BE

SEEN WEARING A HEADSET TO

AMPLIFY HER VOICE.

SHE IS SHARING THE GOSPEL

AND PLEADING WITH WOMEN

WAITING INSIDE THE CLINIC

TO CHOOSE LIFE.

WE SPOKE WITH THE GIRL

ABOUT WHY SHE THINKS IT IS

IMPORTANT TO SPEAK OUT

ABOUT ABORTION.

IT IS LITTLE CHILDREN

THAT ARE BEING MURDERED

AND KILLED, AND THEY'RE

NOT -- THEY'RE ALIVE.

THEY HAVE A HEARTBEAT.

SO THEY ARE HUMANS LIKE

US.

THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS

THEY CAN'T SAY NO.

Gary: SO FAR HER

VIDEO HAS REACHED MORE

THAN A MILLION PEOPLE.

AND YOU CAN SEE THE FULL

STORY BY VISITING

cbnnews.com, AND TO HERE

MORE FROM BRIANNA, SHE'LL

BE A GUEST WITH CHARLENE

AARON.

TUNE INTO CBN'S Facebook

PAGE TODAY AT 1:30 p.m.

EASTERN TIME.

> THAT'S IT FOR NOW ON

CBN "NEWSWATCH."

WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US

NEXT TIME.

HAVE A GREAT DAY AND BE

BLESSED.

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