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CBN NewsWatch: August 16, 2017

On CBN Newswatch, Aug. 16: President Trump's off-script comments at a press conference Tuesday cause bi-partisan backlash; Award- winning reporter Sharyl Attkisson explains why you can’t always trust what you hear in the mainstream media; ... ... Read Transcript


Efrem: THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR JOINING US FOR

CBN "NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

PRESIDENT TRUMP STRAYS

FROM SCRIPT AT A NEWS

CONFERENCE ON TUESDAY AND

NOW FACES A FIRESTORM OF

BIPARTISAN CRITICISM FOR

HIS REMARKS ABOUT WHAT

HAPPENED IN

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA.

THE PRESIDENT SAYING,

THERE WERE, QUOTE, "VERY

FINE PEOPLE ON BOTH

SIDES."

HEATHER SELLS HAS MORE.

Heather: THE

PRESIDENT SAYS THERE IS

BLAME ON BOTH SIDES FOR

WHAT HAPPENED IN

CHARLOTTESVILLE.

HE SPOKE ABOUT WHAT HE

CALLED THE ALT-LEFT,

CHARGING WITH CLUBS AT THE

ALT-RIGHT.

President Trump: WHAT

ABOUT AT THE ALT-LEFT THAT

CAME CHARGING AS YOU SAY

AT THE ALT-RIGHT?

DO THEY HAVE ANY SEMBLANCE

OF GUILT.

Heather: THE

PRESIDENT ALSO DEFENDED

HIMSELF FROM CRITICS WHO

SAY HE SHOULD NOT HAVE

WAITED TWO DAYS TO CON

DAMN SPECIFIC GROUPS IN

CHARLOTTESVILLE.

President Trump: I

WANTED TO MAKE SURE,

UNLIKE MOST POLITICIANS,

THAT WHAT I SAID WAS

CORRECT.

NOT MAKE A QUICK

STATEMENT.

Heather: THE

PRESIDENT SPOKE OF, QUOTE,

"VERY FINE PEOPLE ON BOTH

SIDES," AND SAID THAT BOTH

SIDES WERE TO BLAME.

IT IS THAT PERSPECTIVE

THAT HAS SO MANY ON BOTH

THE LEFT AND RIGHT

OUTRAGED.

EVEN FORMER PRESIDENTIAL

CANDIDATES JEB BUSH AND

MITT ROMNEY DENOUNCED THE

COMMENTS.

PERHAPS THE ONLY ONES WHO

SEEMED TRULY PLEASED, THE

PROTESTORS.

THE DAVID DUKE, THE FORMER

LEADER OF THE K.K.K.,

THANKED TRUMP ON TWITTER

FOR HIS HONESTY AND

COURAGE.

AS MORE AND MORE CITIES

MOVE TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE

STATUES, HE WONDERS WHAT

IS NEXT.

President Trump:

GEORGE WASHINGTON WAS A

SLAVE OWNER.

SO ARE WE GOING TO TAKE

DOWN HIS NAME?

ARE WE GOING TO TAKE DOWN

STATUES OF GEORGE

WASHINGTON?

HOW MANY THOMAS JEFFERSON.

Heather: OVERNIGHT,

CITY CREWS IN BALTIMORE

BEGAN REMOVING CONFEDERATE

MONUMENTS.

AND THE CITY DEBATES LEGAL

OPTIONS TO REMOVE IT.

IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL,

VANDALS DEFACE THE

MEMORIAL.

AMIDST ALL OF THE UNREST,

THE FATHER OF HEATHER

HEYER SAYS HE FORGIVES THE

MAN WHO KILLED HIS

DAUGHTER.

PEOPLE NEED TO STOP

HATE.

AND THEY NEED TO FORGIVE

EACH OTHER.

I INCLUDE MYSELF IN THAT

IN FORGIVING THE GUY THAT

DID THIS.

OKAY?

HE DON'T KNOW NO BETTER.

I THINK WHAT THE LORD SAID

ON THE CROSS, LORD,

FORGIVE THEM, THEY DON'T

KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING.

Heather: MANY

CHRISTIAN LEADERS THIS

WEEK HAVE CALLED FOR A

FULL CONDEMNATION OF WHITE

SUPREMACISTS, WITH NO

EXCEPTIONS.

AND THEY'RE CALLING FOR

THE CHURCH TO LEAD THE WAY

IN A COUNTRY THAT NEEDS

RECONCILIATION AND

HEALING, PERHAPS MORE THAN

EVER.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: ALABAMA HELD A

SPECIAL PRIMARY ELECTION

ON TUESDAY TO FILL THE

SENATE SEAT VACATED BY

JEFF SESSIONS.

THE STATES

ATTORNEY-GENERAL LUT LUTHER

STRANGE AND ROY MOORE WILL

ADVANCE TO A RUNOFF IN

SEPTEMBER.

THEY PREDICT WHOEVER WINS

THE G.O.P. PRIMARY WILL GO

ON TO BEAT DEMOCRAT DOUG

JONES IN THE GENERAL

ELECTION.

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IS

STILL THREATENED IN MANY

PLACES AROUND THE WORLD.

THE STATE DEPARTMENT'S

ANNUAL REPORT GUARD GAVE

BAD NUMBERS TO CHINA AND

SAUDI ARABIA.

ERIC GONZALES BREAKS DOWN

THE LIST, WHICH INCLUDED

TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS.

Reporter: SECRETARY

OF STATE REX TILLERSON

HELD NOTHING BACK WHEN HE

NAMED THE GROUP, ISIS AS

ONE OF THE BIGGEST THREATS

TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

ACROSS THE GLOBE.

HE SAID THE GROUP IS

RESPONSIBLE FOR GENOCIDE

AGAINST SHI'ITE MUSLIMS,

YAZIDIS, AND CHRISTIANS.

THEY CONTINUE TO TARGET

MULTIPLE RELIGIONS AND

ETHNIC GROUPS FOR RAPE,

KIDNAPPING, ENSLAVEMENT,

AND EVEN DEATH.

Reporter: HE SAID THE

STATE DEPARTMENT UNDER

PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL

CONTINUE TO HELP THOSE

SEEKING TO LIVE THEIR

LIVES ACCORDING TO THEIR

FAITH.

NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO

LIVE IN FEAR, WORSHIP IN

SECRET, OR FACE

DISCRIMINATION BECAUSE OF

HIS OR HER BELIEFS.

AS PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS

SAID, WE LOOK FORWARD TO A

DAY WHEN, QUOTE, "PEOPLE

OF ALL FAITHS, CHRISTIANS

AND MUSLIMS AND JEWISH AND

HINDU, CAN FOLLOW THEIR

HEARTS AND WORSHIP

ACCORDING TO THEIR

CONSCIENCE.

Reporter: THE REPORT

LOOKS AT THE STATE OF

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN 499

COUNTRIES AND DESCRIBES

WHAT THE U.S. IS DOING TO

SUPPORT THOSE RIGHTS.

THERE ARE SEVERAL

COUNTRIES OF PARTICULAR

CONCERN, INCLUDING CHINA,

NORTH KOREA, AND SAUDI

ARABIA.

THETILLERSON POINTED TO IRAN

FOR ITS PERSECUTION OF

CHRISTIANS AND OTHERS,

PLUS LAWS THAT DENY THEIR

CITIZENS FREEDOM OF

RELIGION.

20 INDIVIDUALS WERE

EXECUTED IN 2016 ON

CHARGES THAT INCLUDED,

QUOTE, "WAGING WAR AGAINST

GOD."

MEMBERS OF THE BAHI

COMMUNITY ARE IN PRISON

TODAY SIMPLY FOR THEIR

BELIEFS.

Reporter: THE

GOVERNMENT OF SAUDI ARABIA

DOES NOT RECOGNIZE THE

RIGHTS OF PEOPLE TO

WORSHIP IN PUBLIC.

TILLERSON SAID THE

GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO

PUNISH THOSE ENGAGING IN

RELIGIOUS PRACTICES LAST

YEAR WITH EXECUTIONS,

TORTURE, AND OTHER ABUSE.

THE STATE DEPARTMENT BEGAN

RELEASING THIS REPORT

SINCE THE INTERNATIONAL

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ACT WAS

ENACTED BY PRESIDENT

CLINTON.

ERIC GONZALES, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Efrem: COMING UP, AN

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER

BLOWS THE LID OFF THE NEWS

MEDIA ITSELF.

SHARYL ATTKISSON REVEALS

HOW INFORMATION HAS BEEN

CORRUPTED BY SPECIAL

INTERESTS.

WE'VE GOT THE STORY COMING

UP NEXT.

Efrem: MOST AMERICANS

KNOW YOU CAN'T ALWAYS

TRUST THE STORIES YOU HEAR

IN THE NEWS.

PROBABLY ESPECIALLY THE

POLITICAL ONES.

AWARD-WINNING REPORTER

SHARYL ATTKISSON EXPLAINS

SOME OF THE REASONS WHY IN

HER NEW BOOK, "THE SMEAR."

SHE SAT DOWN WITH OUR OWN

CBN NEWS REPORTER JENNA

BROWDER TO EXPLAIN WHAT

"THE SMEAR MACHINE" IS AND

HOW IT OPERATES.

Reporter: BEHIND MANY

POLITICAL STORIES LURKS A

HIDDEN AGENDA.

THIS DISTURBING MOVEMENT

IS EXPOSED BY SHARYL

ATTKISSON IN HER LATEST

BOOK.

AS A JOURNALIST WITH OVER

30 YEARS EXPERIENCE, SHE

HAS THE STORIES TO BACK IT

UP.

"THE SMEAR," WHY THE

TITLE?

I THINK IT ENCAPSULATES

THIS TREND THAT IS

HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON,

D.C. THAT HAS AN IMPACT

REALLY ALL OVER THE WORLD.

Reporter: IN OUR

ONE-ON-ONE, THE

HARD-HITTING INVESTIGATIVE

JOURNALIST TOLD ME THE

ULTIMATE GOAL IS CONTROL.

THERE IS AN INDUSTRY

THAT IS PAID TO GO AFTER

AND TARGET JOURNALISTS,

WHISTLE-BLOWERS, POLITICAL

FIGURES, WHATEVER IT MAY

BE, AND INUNDATE OUR

CONSCIOUSNESS WITH THE

IMAGES WE SEE TO TRY TO

RUIN, DESTROY OR SMEAR THE

IDEA THAT THEY DON'T LIKE

OR THE PERSON WHO IS

DELIVERING IT ON BEHALF OF

PAID CORPORATE OR

POLITICAL INTERESTS.

Reporter: IN HER

LATEST BOOK, SHE PULLS

BACK THE CURTAIN ON HOW

THEY WORK TO ESTABLISH

STORY LINES, MANIPULATE

JOURNALISTS, AND

ULTIMATELY SHAPE WHAT YOU

THINK.

I QUOTE ONE OF THE

SMEAR ARTISTS HIMSELF, AND

HE SAID, EVERYTHING YOU

SEE IS PUT THERE FOR A

REASON.

HE SAID, IT IS LIKE A

MOVIE.

IT IS LIKE A SCENE IN THE

MOVIE, THAT THE IMAGES

THAT YOU COME ACROSS,

WHETHER IT IS WHAT A

COMEDIAN JOKES ABOUT OR

WHETHER IT IS ON THE NEWS,

IT IS PUT THERE FOR A

REASON OFTEN BY SOMEBODY

WHO PAID A LOT OF MONEY TO

PUT IT THERE.

Reporter: SHE POINTS

TO THIS PAST ELECTION OF

THE PRIMARY EXAMPLE OF THE

SMEAR MACHINE OPERATING AT

FULL SPEED.

THERE IS THE IDEA THAT

MAYBE IN THE PAST, THE

CONVERSATION HAVE THE

EDGE, BUT FOR 2016, ALL

SEEM TO AGREE THAT

DEMOCRATS HAD CONTROL OF

THE MESSAGING,

PARTICULARLY WHEN IT CAME

TO USING THE NEWS MEDIA.

THE CONVERSATION TRY TO

CONTROL THE NEWS

MESSAGE -- YES, THEY WOULD

LIKE TO, BUT THEY DON'T

HAVE AS MUCH OF A

RECEPTIVE EAR SO THEY

CAN'T DO IT AS

EFFECTIVELY.

THEY USE THEIR OWN

STATISTICS, FROM E-MAILS

RETURNED OR SOMETIMES

SUPPOSED BY WI WikiLEAKS,

THEY NAME THE NEWS

PUBLICATIONS AND NETWORKS

THAT PUBLISHED THE STORIES

THEY'VE WANTED THEM TO

PUBLISH.

AND THEY SHOW WHAT I CALL

TRANSACTIONATRANSACTIONAL JOURNALISM,

AND THEY'RE MAKING DEALS

WITH THE NEWSMAKERS TO

COVER THINGS A CERTAIN

WAY.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH

DEMOCRATS MAY HAVE BEEN

MORE EFFECTIVE,

REPUBLICANS ULTIMATELY

WON.

SHE SAYS THAT COULD BE

BECAUSE VOTERS ARE

BECOMING MORE MEDIA SAVVY.

ARE PEOPLE GETTING WISE

TO THESE TECHNIQUES?

ARE THEY SEEING THROUGH

SOME OF THE NARRATIVES?

90% OF THE NEWS NARRATIVE

WAS IN ONE DIRECTION, AND

YET DONALD TRUMP STILL

MANAGED TO OVERCOME WHAT

THIS HUGE MACHINE HAD USED

AGAINST HIM, TO BECOME

PRESIDENT.

Reporter: ONE

RECURRING NARRATIVE TODAY

IS RUSSIA.

PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID THAT

THIS RUSSIAN PROBE IS A

POLITICAL WITCH HUNT.

YOU HAVE JAMES COMEY WHO

ADMITTED TO LEAKING

DOCUMENTS TO SPUR ON THIS

SPECIAL COUNSEL, AND THE

SPECIAL COUNSEL IS ROB ROBERT

MUELLER, WHO IS ONE OF HIS

FRIENDS.

AND ROBERT MUELLER GOES

AND HIRES FRIENDS OF THE

CLINTONS.

IS THIS A POLITICAL WITCH

HUNT?

IS PRESIDENT TRUMP ON TO

SOMETHING?

YES, HE IS ON TO

SOMETHING.

HE IS CORRECT WHEN HE SAYS

THIS IS A WITCH HUNT IN

SOME RESPECTS.

BASED ON THE EVIDENCE

TODAY AND BASED ON

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S OWN

EXPERTS, WHO NOT ONLY DID

NOT SEE ANY COLLUSION

BETWEEN DONALD TRUMP AND

THE RUSSIANS, AND

DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS

ALIKE HAVEN'T SEEN THE

CONNECTION, AND YET YOU

SEE IT DOMINATE THE NEWS

NARRATIVE.

I CALL IT LIKE THE BRAD

DEBUNCH, MARSHA, MARSHA,

MARSHA, AND YOU HEAR

RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA ALL

THE TIME.

AND IN SOME CASES THEY

HAVEN'T EVEN CORRECTED

WHEN A REPORT THEY HAVE

FOUND IS FOUND TO BE

FALSE.

IT IS NOT THAT THE RUSSIAN

QUESTION DOESN'T DESERVE

ANY INVESTIGATION, BUT IT

IS WIDELY DISPROPORTIONATE

TO THE EVIDENCE AT LARGE.

Reporter: SHARYL

ATTKISSON SAYS YOU NEED TO

STEP BACK AND ASK

QUESTIONS.

AND WHEN IT COMES TO

SO-CALLED EXPERTS, ARE

FACT CHECKERS REALLY

TRUSTWORTHY?

I QUOTE SOME SURVEYS

AND RESEARCH THAT HAS BEEN

DONE ON THIS.

THAT FOUND INDEED THE FACT

CHECKERS THAT HOLD

THEMSELVES OUT TO BE

INDEPENDENT, AND YOU MAY

TURN TO THEM TO SAY I WANT

THE TRUTH ABOUT THIS AND

THAT -- IT TURNS OUT

THEY'RE NOT SO INDEPENDENT

IN MANY CASES.

TAKE SNOPES FOR EXAMPLE.

WE FOUND INSTANCES WHERE

THEY ARE VERY GOOD AT FACT

CHECKING THINGS, BUT THEY

HAVE PUT OUT INCORRECT,

MISLEADING, BIAS, OR EVEN

FALSE INFORMATION.

Reporter: A BIG ONE

TO WATCH OUT FOR, SHE

SAYS, IS A SOURCE MANY OF

US KNOW VERY WELL.

YOU LOOK AT WIKAPEDIA

FOR THE FACTS, BUT THEY

DON'T KNOW THE EXTENT TO

WHICH CORPORATE INTERESTS

AND BIG P.R. FIRMS PRETEND

TO BE VOLUNTEER EDITORS,

AND HAVE DEVELOPED STRONG

EDITING PRIVILEGES TO

CONTROL THE PAGES OF

CERTAIN TOPICS OR PEOPLE,

SO THEY SMEAR SOME PEOPLE

OR PROTECT OTHERS FROM

HAVING NEGATIVE THINGS

PUBLISHED.

Reporter: IF THERE IS

ONE THING SHE WANTS YOU TO

LEARN FROM HER BOOK, IT IS

THIS...

NEARLY EVERY IMAGE THAT

IS PUT BEFORE THEM IS PUT

BEFORE THEM FOR A REASON

BY AN INTEREST THAT IS

OFTEN NOT DISCLOSED.

AND THAT SHOULD MAKE YOU

QUESTION, WHEN YOU SEE

THEMES AND NEEDS COMING UP

ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND COMMON

IDEAS EXPRESSED OVER AND

OVER AGAIN, THAT SHOULD

MAKE YOU QUESTION, WHO IS

BEHIND IT?

WHO WANTS ME TO THINK THIS

WAY?

Reporter: AND WHAT IS

THEIR AGENDA?

SHE SAYS ASKING QUESTIONS

DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN

THE STORY IS FALSE, BUT IT

IS IMPORTANT YOU'RE

GETTING THE WHOLE STORY,

AND APPROACHING ALMOST

EVERY STORY YOU READ WITH

A HEALTHY DOSE OF

SKEPTICISM.

FOR CBN NEWS, I'M JENNA

BROWDER.

Efrem: UP NEXT, SEE

THE MOTHER OF ALL BUSES,

AND FIND OUT WHY NINE UT OUT

OF 10 WOMEN WHO COME

Efrem: ICELAND HAS

NEAR OF ACHIEVED A

SHOCKING GOAL.

THE COUNTRY HAS ELIMINATED

ALMOST 100% OF CHILDREN

WITH DOWN SYNDROME.

THEY HAVE ABORTED ALMOST

ALL OF THEM.

CBS NEWS SAYS IT IS DUE TO

WIDESPREAD USE OF PRENATAL

SCREENING, EVEN THOUGH

MOST CHILDREN BORN WITH

DOWN SYNDROME LIVE A LONG,

HEALTHY LIFE.

OTHER COUNTRIES ARE DOING

THE VERY SAME THING.

DENMARK HAS ABORTED 98%,

AND THE U.S. HAS ABORTED

667% OF THE BABY WITH THIS

DISORDER.

ICELAND SOUNDS LIKE THEY

ARE PROUD OF THE FACT THAT

THEY HAVE KILLED BABIES

WITH DOWN SYNDROME.

THIS IS BARBARIONNESS AT

ITS BEST.

AS HEATHER SELLS SHOWS US,

PRO-LIFERS ARE FIGHTING

BACK WITH A SIMPLE

TECHNOLOGY, AND IT COMES

ON WHEELS.

Heather: SIX DAYS A

WEEK, THIS BIG BLUE BUS

PARKS OUTSIDE PLANNED

PARENTHOOD'S HUGE ABORTION

CENTER IN HOUSTON.

IT IS NOW DOUBT A MAJOR

IRRITANT, IF NOT OUT RIGHT

THREAT TO THE

CORPORATION'S BOTTOM LINE.

BECAUSE THE BUS OFFERS

FREE ULTRASOUND IMAGES AND

PREGNANCY TESTS TO ANY

WOMAN IN NEED.

LIFE AND DEATH DECISIONS

ARE LITERALLY MADE ON THIS

BUS.

THOUSANDS OF WOMEN HAVE

STEPPED ABOARD IT SINCE IT

HAS FIRST OPENED, AND THE

MAJORITY OF THEM HAVE

DECIDED TO KEEP THEIR

UNBORN CHILDREN.

I LOVE TO TELL PEOPLE

ABOUT THE BUS.

IT IS SO IMPORTANT.

IT IS SO EASY TO SAY,

HONEY, WE HAVE HELP RIGHT

HERE, RIGHT BEHIND YOU, IN

THE BUS.

Heather: FOR THE

VOLUNTEER PRAYER WARRIORS

AND SIDEWALK COUNSELLORS,

THE BUS FUNCTIONS AS A

PERFECT RESOURCE.

IT IS EASILY ACCESSIBLE TO

WOMEN COMING AND GOING

RIGHT BEFORE THEIR

ABORTION.

BECAUSE THERE IS A

24-HOUR WAITING PERIOD.

THEY WILL GO INTO THE

FACILITY FOR THEIR

ULTRASOUND, AND THEY COME

OUT AND AFTERWARDS THEY GO

BACK IN FOR THE ABORTION.

THE HOPE IS THEY'LL BE

ABLE TO PASS A PRAYER

WARRIOR WHO WILL BE ABLE

TO HAND THEM ONE OF THESE

CARDS AT ANY GIVEN TIME.

TIME.

Heather: THAT

HAPPENED TO MISERABLE TO MICHELLE

SCOUT, WHO THOUGHT SHE HAD

TO ABORT BECAUSE SHE

COULDN'T AFFORD A SECOND

CHILD.

HER SON, ALLEN, THRIVES

BECAUSE OF THE BUS.

AS SOON AS I SAW HIM ON

ULTRASOUND AND THEY LET ME

HEAR THE HEART, I STARTED

CRYING.

THAT WAS IT.

Heather: WHAT HAPPENS

HERE IS SIMPLE YET

STUNNING.

NINE OUT OF 10 WOMEN WHO

COME ABOARD KEEP THEIR

BABIES.

EVEN THOSE WHO ONLY

MOMENTS EARLIER PREPARED

TO END THEIR CHILD'S LIFE

JUST ACROSS THE STREET.

INITIALLY THEY'RE VERY

KIND OF NERVOUS, CONFUSED,

SHOCKED.

YOU CAN TELL ON THEIR FACE

THEY REALLY DON'T WANT

TO -- THEY DON'T WANT TO

SEE IT BECAUSE THEY KNOW

IT MIGHT CHANGE THEIR

MIND.

THEY USUALLY START

CRYING AS WE BEGIN AND

COVER THEIR EYES.

AS WE'RE CONTINUING WITH

THE ULTRASOUND, THEY START

PEEKING OUT BETWEEN THEIR

FINGERS.

AND WE CALL IT A BABY AND

WE CALL THEM MOM, AND

LOOK, YOUR BABY IS SUCKING

ITS THUMB.

THE NEXT THING WE KNOW,

THEY'RE SMILING AND CRYING

AT THE SAME TIME.

Heather: PARKS SAYS

THE POWER AT THIS MOMENT,

HELPING A PREGNANT WOMAN

UNDERSTAND HER N NEW

IDENTITY AND THE POWER OF

HER CHILD, CANNOT BE

DENIED.

SHE STAYS ON THAT TABLE

UNTIL SHE DECIDES SHE

WANTS THE BABY.

Heather: MORE THAN

7,000 WOMEN HAVE VISITED

THE BUS SINCE IT OPENED

FOUR YEARS AGO.

NATIONWIDE, MORE THAN A

THOUSAND CRISIS PREGNANCY

CENTERS, INCLUDING A FEW

MOBILE UNITS, ALSO OFFER

FREE ULTRASOUNDS.

ONE OF THE LARGEST

ORGANIZATIONS, "CARE NET,"

ESTIMATES IT HAS HELPED TO

SAVE ALMOST 400,000

BABIES.

AT THE SAME TIME, PLANNED

PARENTHOOD IS OPENING MORE

MEGA CENTERS, VIRTUAL

ABORTION MILLS OF 10,000

SQUARE FEET OR MORE.

UNFORTUNATELY, THEIR

BUSINESS MODEL APPEARS TO

HAVE PAID OFF, RESULTING

IN 70,000 MORE ABORTIONS A

YEAR COMPARED TO 10 YEARS

AGO.

IT WEIGHS HEAVY ON US,

WHEN WE SEE A MOM WHO

COMES AND SHE SEES HER

BABY, AND WE SHOW HER THE

MODELS AND SHOW HER THE

HEARTBEAT, AND PLAY IT FOR

HER BACK, AND SHE STILL

GOES OVER THERE.

Heather: FOR MICHELLE

SCOUT, LITTLE ALLEN IS A

SWEET, DAILY REMINDER OF

HER DECISION.

SHE SAYS BOTH HER BOYS

HAVE GIVEN HER MORE

DETERMINATION TO LIVE HER

LIFE WELL, AND HAVE

INSPIRED HER TO WRITE A

POEM ABOUT HER EXPERIENCE.

NOW I'M LAID OUT ON A

HOSPITAL BED, FORGETTING

MY FAITH.

THINKING THAT IN KILLING

THERE IS PEACE.

PLEASE.

AND THEN GOD KICKS IN, AND

WELL, A COUPLE OF MONTHS

LATER, I HAVE YOU.

AND YOU'RE CRYING.

AND I'M SINGING.

HUSH LITTLE BABY, DON'T

YOU CRY.

THE SOUND OF YOUR VOICE,

ALLEN, IS PRICELESS.

Heather: REPORTING IN

HOUSTON, HEATHER SELLS,

CBN NEWS.

Efrem: HUSH LITTLE

BABY, DON'T YOU CRY.

A GREAT STORY.

STAY WITH US.

THERE IS MUCH MORE OF CBN

"NEWSWATCH" STRAIGHT

AHEAD.

Efrem: PLAY BALL.

A CHURCH IS MIXING PRAYER

WITH AMERICA'S FAVORITE

PASTTIME.

AND IT IS HAPPENING IN OUR

NATION'S CAPITAL.

OUR BEN KENNEDY HAS THE

STORY.

ONE CHURCH IN THE

NATION'S CAPITAL SAW AN

OPPORTUNITY TO TOUR, AND

THINKING ABOUT FANS IF

THEY GO TO CHURCH BEFORE A

BASEBALL GAME.

TRADING IN DRESS CLOTHES

FOR BASEBALL GEAR?

YOU HEARD IT.

THIS IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL

SUNDAY SERVICE.

YOU GOING TO A BASEBALL

GAME?

Reporter: BEFORE

2-YEAR-OLD CLAIRE DUNLAP

CAN GO TO THE GAME, SHE

ATTENDS SERVICE AT

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, JUST

DOWN THE ROAD FROM THE

NATIONAL BALLPARK.

IN 2014, CHURCH LEADERS

CAME UP WITH THE IDEA AS

THEY WATCHED FANS WALKED

BY THE CHAPEL ON SUNDAY.

THE MASS STARTS ABOUT AN

HOUR AND A HALF BEFORE

GAME TIME.

THAT IS THE JOY OF IT.

IT IS REALLY BRINGING

PEOPLE TOGETHER, TO

WORSHIP TOGETHER AS ONE

FAMILY, KNOWING THAT IT IS

FIRST OF ALL GOD.

*

I HAVE ACTUALLY

WITNESSED SOME WHO JUST

SAID TO ME, YOU KNOW,

FATHER, THIS IS WAS MY

FIRST TIME TO COME TO

MASS.

BUT BECAUSE I SAW THAT

SIGN, I CAME.

AND THAT WAS TOUCHING FOR

ME AS A PRIEST.

Reporter: OF COURSE,

NAT'S MASS HAS ITS OWN

HASHTAG, AIMING TO GET

PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT THE

SERVICE ACROSS SOCIAL

MEDIA.

THIS IS AN OUTREACH AS

WELL, BECAUSE WE TALK

ABOUT HOW WE WENT TO MASS

BEFORE WE WENT TO THE

BALLGAME.

Reporter: AND THIS

SERVICE IS OPEN TO BOTH

SIDES.

AND THE OTHER TEAM --

Reporter: SO YOU

DON'T TURN AWAY THE

OPPONENT?

NO, NO, NO.

WE DON'T.

THEY'RE ALL WELCOME.

THEY'RE ALL WELCOME.

WHY?

BECAUSE IT IS WORSHIP.

IT IS THE MASS.

IT IS TWO GIVE THANKS TO

THE LORD.

WE'RE FINDING GOD IN

FELLOWSHIP AND FRIENDSHIP

AND HOPEFULLY A GREAT GAME

WHERE EVERYBODY CAN HAVE A

GREAT TIME.

Reporter: THREE YEARS

LATER, THAT NUMBER HAS

GROWN INTO MORE THAN 100.

SHARING GOD'S MESSAGE ONE

PITCH AT A TIME.

[CHEERING]

Reporter: TO HELP GET

THE WORD OUT, THEY PUT UP

BANNERS ON THE BELL TOWER

HERE BEHIND ME, HELPING

FANS WILL SLIDE INTO

SERVICE BEFORE THAT FIRST

PITCH.

FOR CBN NEWS, I'M BEN

KENNEDY IN WASHINGTON.

Efrem: THANKS, BEN.

> IT IS TIME FOR YOUR

WEDNESDAY WORD, AND THE

WORD ON MY HEART TODAY

COMES STRAIGHT FROM THE

PAGES OF SCRIPTURE.

"BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I

AM GOD.

I WILL BE EXALTED AMONG

THE NATIONS.

I WILL BE EXALTED IN THE

EARTH."

THAT IS THE 46th PSALM

AND THE 10TH VERSE.

SOMETIMES IN THE MIDDLE OF

CHAOS, ALL YOU CAN DO IS

BE STILL AND KNOW THAT HE

IS GOD.

IN THAT STILLNESS, HE WILL

BE EXALTED.

WITH THAT WORD, MAKE THIS

A WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY.

THAT IS GOING TO WRAP THIS

EDITION OF CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR WHAT

YOU THINK ABOUT THE

STORIES YOU'VE SEEN HERE

TODAY.

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NEXT TIME.

MAKE THIS A WONDERFUL

WEDNESDAY.

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