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700 Club Interactive - August 31, 2017

C.E.O and author Penny Young Nance discusses how women can uniquely impact the nation for God. Read Transcript


Andrew: FEISTY AND

FEMININE.

SHE IS THE PRESIDENT AND

C.E.O. OF "CONCERNED WOMEN

FOR AMERICA."

AND SHE IS READY TO ISSUE

A RALLYING CRY FOR

CONSERVATIVE YOUNG WOMEN.

> PLUS...FROM BANK

ROBBER TO RUNNING IN THE

BOSTON MARATHON.

HOW A PRISON FRIENDSHIP

HELPED SET HIM FREE ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

> GOOD MORNING AND

WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

HERE IS A LOOK AT THIS

WEEK'S TOP FIVE FROM

"STUDIO 5."

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FIVE...

AND THE AWARD GOES

TO...

Efrem: THE MOST

MEMORABLE MOMENT OF THIS

YEAR'S M.P. V. MUSIC VIDEO

AWARDS IS THIS ONE, NOW

ALSO BEING SHARED ON

TWITTER.

MY NAME IS ROBERT LEE

THE FOURTH.

I'M A DESCENDENT OF ROBERT

E.LEE, WHO'S STATUE WAS

THE CENTER OF VIOLENCE IN

CHARLOTTESVILLE.

Efrem: LEE INTRODUCES

THE MOTHER OF HEATHER

HEYER.

WE HAVE MADE MY

ANCESTOR AN IDOL OF RACISM

AND HATE.

AS A PASTOR, IT IS MY

MORAL DUTY TO SPEAK OUT

AGAINST RACISM, AMERICA'S

ORIGINAL SIN.

[APPLAUSE]

Efrem: HEATHER HEYER

WAS RUN OVER AND KILLED AS

SHE PROTESTED RACISM AT A

RALLY IN CHARLOTTESVILLE A

FEW WEEKS AGO.

TODAY I CALL ON ALL OF

US WITH PRIVILEGE AND

POWER TO ANSWER GOD'S CALL

TO CONFRONT RACISM AND

WHITE SUPREMACY HEAD-ON.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FOUR...

HI, I'M CONAN O'BRIEN.

Efrem: WE CATCH UP

WITH CONAN O'BRIEN IN

ISRAEL, VISITING WITH THE

PRIME MINISTER, BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU.

YOU MUST SIT.

THERE YOU GO.

THERE IS A DIFFERENCE

BETWEEN THIS DOG AND AN

AMERICAN DOG.

NO AMERICAN DOG IS

SATISFIED WITH A CUCUMBER.

Efrem: THE LATE NIGHT

HOST IS IN THE COUNTRY

FILMING AN EPISODE OF

"CONAN WITHOUT BORDERS."

AND HE BRUSHED UP ON HIS

BIBLE KNOWLEDGE IN THE

BATHROOM ON BOARD THE

FLIGHT OVER.

YOU CAN SEE RIGHT HERE,

GOING THE OTHER WAY, AND

RECOGNIZE THAT FROM THE

OLD TESTAMENT, WHEN MOSES

TELLS HIS PEOPLE, YOU

KNOW, TO LISTEN TO THE

COMMANDMENTS AND ALSO

DISPOSE OF YOUR TOWELS.

HE IS A REAL NEAT NICK.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

THREE...

I'M ONE OF THE BEST

PARTNERS THEY HAD.

Efrem: COMEDIENNE

EVON ORGI USES HIS

BREAKOUT ROLE IN

"INSECURE" TO SHARE HER

FAITH.

LIFE HAS A FUNNY WAY OF

INTERRUPTING YOUR PLANS.

ONE DAY A FRIEND INVITED

ME TO A BIBLE STUDY, AND I

THOUGHT, WHY NOT.

Efrem: AND HERE IN

"PEOPLE MAGAZINE," SHE

SHARES HER COMMITMENT OF

SAVING SEX FOR MARRIAGE.

I GOT TO THIS BIBLE

STUDY AND THERE WAS THIS

BEAUTIFUL MINISTER.

AND SHE TALKED ABOUT HOW

SHE WAS 25 AND WAITING

UNTIL MARRIAGE TO HAVE

SEX.

AND WHO HEARD HER?

AND I FOUND MYSELF GOING

LIKE THIS TO LIKE THIS.

BY THE TIME I KNEW IT, I

WAS BAMBOOZLED BY JESUS.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

TWO...

*

Efrem: GOSPEL

RECORDING ARTIST TASHA

COBB LEONARD HAS A NEW

C.D., AND THE IMMEDIATE

BUZZ...

*

Efrem: ...IS ABOUT

RAPPER NICKI MINAJ'S GUEST

APPEARANCE ON THE PROJECT.

*

* GLORY

*

WHAT'S THE POINT OF

MAKING MUSIC, GOSPEL

MUSIC?

SO THAT MANY PEOPLE CAN

HEAR IT AND THEREFORE HEAR

ABOUT JESUS, RIGHT?

WELL, IF NICKI MINAJ IS ON

YOUR GOSPEL SONG, AND HER

FANS ARE GOING TO HEAR IT,

I IMAGINE A LOT MORE

PEOPLE ARE GOING TO HEAR

ABOUT JESUS.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

ONE...

A CONVOY OF

DESPERATION, TAKING PEOPLE

AWAY FROM FLIER

FLOODED-OUT HOMES TO

PLACES LIKE THIS.

Efrem: HOLLYWOOD

RISES UP TO LEND A HAND TO

THOUSANDS DEVASTATED BY

HURRICANE HARVEY.

I'M CHALLENGING A LOT

OF MY CELEBRITY FRIENDS TO

FOLLOW MY NEED IN DONATING

$25,000 TO HURRICANE

HARVEY, TO THE RED CROSS.

STEVE HARVEY, CHRIS ROCK,

JAY-Z, AND BEYONCE.

Efrem: AND BEYONCE, A

HOUSTON NATIVE, QUICKLY

ANSWERED KEVIN HART'S

CHALLENGE, TELLING THE

HOUSTON CHRONICLE, SHE IS

WORKING WITH HER TEAM AND

HER HOUSTON PASTOR TO

IMPLEMENT A PLAN TO HELP

AS MANY AS WE CAN.

Andrew: EFREM IS WITH

US NOW.

THANKS FOR BEING HERE.

Efrem: GOOD TO BE

HERE.

Andrew: KEVIN HART,

NOT JUST A NAME DROPPER,

HE IS PUTTING QUITE A

CHALLENGE UP TO HIS

FRIENDS TO HELP THE

VICTIMS.

Efrem: ABSOLUTELY.

HE SAID IN HIS POST-MEDIA

POST THAT NOW IT IS TIME

TO REALLY RISE TO THE

CHALLENGE.

HE DONATED $25,000 TO THE

RED CROSS.

BEYONCE STEPPING UP AND

DOING EVEN MORE THAN THAT

BECAUSE SHE IS FROM

HOUSTON.

SHE HAS A PASTOR THERE,

RUDY RASMOUTH.

THE ROCK HAS ANSWERED THE

KILL.

CHRIS BROWN HAS ANSWERED

THE CALL.

THE LIST GOES ON AND ON,

AND IT IS NICE TO SEE THEM

DOING THAT.

I IMAGINE IT IS WELL IN

THE HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS

OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS,

AND MANY ARE TRAVELLING

THERE TO HELP OUT AS WELL.

Andrew: YOU, OVER THE

MONTHS, HAVE BROUGHT US

SOME INTERESTING

COLLABORATIONS.

AND THIS ONE IN

PARTICULAR.

Efrem: NICKI MINAJ IS

A FAN OF TASHA COBBS, AND

SHE SHARED THAT EVEN

BEFORE HIS COLLABORATION.

AND I TALKED TO JONATHAN

McREYNOLDS AND ANOTHER

GOSPEL ARTISTS THAT SAYS

THAT NICKI MINAJ REACHES

OUT TO A LOT OF THEM.

AND FROM THEIR EXPERIENCE

OF TIME WITH HER HAS A

DEEP RELATIONSHIP WITH

GOD.

SO TASHA COBBS OPENS UP

THIS OPPORTUNITY, AND SHE

FELT GOD HAD CALLED HER TO

ASK NICKI MINAJ TO BE A

PART OF THIS.

SHE IS TRYING TO REACH AN

AUDIENCE THAT HER MUSIC

WOULD NOT NECESSARILY

REACH, AND PEOPLE ARE

RISING UP IN CRITICISM,

BUT ALSO IN SUPPORT.

WE HEARD FROM A CHRISTIAN

COMEDIAN WHO SAID IT

REALLY WELL.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT NICKI

MINAJ HAVING MANY MORE

FOLLOWERS THAN ANY OF

THESE GOSPEL ARTISTS, AND

IF SHE IS GOING TO DO

THIS, NATURALLY HER FANS

ARE GOING TO LISTEN.

Andrew: AND THEN

THERE IS MIXED FEELINGS,

SOME THINKING SHE SHOULD

NOT BE ON A GOSPEL ALBUM

BECAUSE SHE IS NOT LIVING

THE LIFESTYLE --

Efrem: BUT TASHA SAYS

THEY NEED TO REACH OUT TO

THOSE WHO ARE NOT

NECESSARILY FOLLOWERS, TO

BRING THEM IN.

Andrew: WHAT ABOUT

CONAN O'BRIEN?

Efrem: HE HAS A

SPECIAL COMING UP ON

SEPTEMBER 19th, AND HE

SPENT SOME TIME WITH THE

PRIME MINISTER THERE,

FEEDING HIS DOG.

IT IS FUN TO WATCH CONAN

O'BRIEN IN ISRAEL.

HE IS DIRECTING TRAFFIC AT

ONE POINT, STOPPING PEOPLE

IN THEIR CARS, ASKING WHAT

KIND OF MUSIC THEY'RE

LISTENING TO.

Andrew: WHY ISRAEL?

Efrem: HE DID MEXICO

FIRST, AND PART OF IT WAS

THE ISRAELI TOURIST

DEPARTMENT REACHED OUT TO

HIM, AND HE FEELS IN THIS

DAY AND AGE IT IS NICE TO

REALIZE HOW SMALL OUR

WORLD IS.

HE IS ALREADY BACK, BUT

THIS WILL BE ON ON THE

19th.

Andrew: WE'RE ALL

OVER THE PLACE WITH OUR

TOPICS, BUT THAT'S WHAT

"STUDIO 5" CAN BE ABOUT.

THE DESCENDENT OF ROBERT

E. LEE WITH A STANDOUT

MOMENT.

Efrem: THE AWARDS,

WATCHING THEM OVER THE

YEARS, ARE HIT OR MISS.

THIS WAS DEFINITELY A HIT.

AND VERY TIMELY IN THE

CLIMATE WE'VE UNDERGONE,

TO ACTUALLY HEAR FROM A

DESCENDENT CALLING ON

BELIEVERS TO RISE UP.

AND HE IS NOW A PASTOR, A

PASTOR OF A UNITED

METHODIST CHURCH,

INTRODUCING HIS MOM WHO

LOST HER CHILD IN THE

VIOLENCE.

BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL TO

SEE.

Andrew: YOUR FINAL

ITEM, YVONNE -- PEOPLE

WERE CELEBRATING HER

COMMITMENT TO GOD, BUT

THEN THEY DO A LITTLE

RESEARCH AND SAY, WAIT A

SECOND, THIS SHOW SHE IS

IN, THERE IS EXPLICIT LOVE

SCENES SHE IS PART OF.

Efrem: ABSOLUTELY.

AND HER CHARACTER IS

ACTUALLY A PROMISCUOUS

CHARACTER.

BUT I WILL SAY THIS --

NATURAL RALLYLY THERE ARE

CRITICS, BUT HAVING

RESEARCHED HER AND HER

TALKING ABOUT HER

RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST,

SHE SAID LONG BEFORE SHE

EVEN BECAME AS FAMOUS AS

SHE IS RIGHT NOW, HER

PRAYER TO GOD WAS, HOW DO

YOU WANT ME TO REPRESENT

YOU.

AND HER GOING PUBLIC WITH

THIS STARTED A BEAUTIFUL

CONVERSATION, BECAUSE THE

CRITICISM SHE IS GETTING

IS NOT FROM BELIEVERS, BUT

FROM NON-BELIEVERS WHO

SAY, THAT'S SAD, YOU'RE 33

AND A VIRGIN, AND NOT

BECAUSE OF ANY SIGNIFICANT

REASON BUT RELIGION?

BUT IT STARTED A BEAUTIFUL

CONVERSATION BECAUSE THERE

ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE PUSHING

BACK AND SAYING, NO, THIS

IS SOMETHING WORTH

CELEBRATING.

AND WE'RE HAVING A

CONVERSATION ABOUT IT.

AND SO PEOPLE SAY, YOU

REALLY ARE ACTING, YOU

NEVER ENGAGE?

AND SHE SAYS, NO, THIS IS

ALL ACTING.

Andrew: AND THERE ARE

THOSE WHO SAY, WHY WOULD

YOU EVER WAIT?

AND THE CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITY SAYING YOU'RE

NOT BEING A GOOD

AMBASSADOR IN YOUR CAREER.

Efrem: THAT IS

CERTAINLY THE CASE.

BUT WHAT I THINK, AND WHAT

I'VE SEEN, IT HAS OPENED

UP A BEAUTIFUL

CONVERSATION, AND IT HAS

ALLOWED HER TO USE HER

PLATFORM TO SAY, I LOVE

JESUS.

THIS IS A ROLE I'M

PLAYING.

THIS IS NOT SOMETHING I

WOULD DO.

AND SHE IS INSPIRING OTHER

WOMEN AND SPEAKING TO THEM

AND SAYING, YES, YOU CAN

WAIT.

THE WAIT IS WORTH IT.

GOD WILL HONOR YOUR WAIT

AND YOUR COMMITMENT, JUST

LIKE HE IS HONORING MINE.

HERE I AM, 33,

NIGERIA-BORNE, STILL

WAITING, BUT I HAVE

STANDARDS.

I WILL NOT COMPROMISE.

I WILL NOT BACK DOWN FROM

THAT.

THE THREE THINGS SHE SAYS

THAT PEOPLE WHO MEET HER

WILL KNOW ABOUT HER, SHE

IS NIGERIAN, AND SHE IS A

LOVER OF CHRIST AND SHE

WON'T COMPROMISE HER

COMMITMENT.

Andrew: OVER THE

YEARS, DENZEL WASHINGTON

HAS COME UNDER SOME

SIMILAR TIME CRITICISM.

HE IS A CHRISTIAN, BUT HIS

ROLES AREN'T ALWAYS.

Efrem: RIGHT.

MANY HAVE SAID THIS.

I AM PLAYING A ROLE.

IT IS MY JOB, BUT PLEASE

KNOW THAT MY HEART IS IN

THE RIGHT PLACE AND I WILL

NEVER MISUSE MY PLATFORM

OR MISUSE OR MISREPRESENT

WHO I AM AS A BELIEVER.

AND I AM REACHING PEOPLE

THAT YOU MAY NOT

NECESSARILY BE ABLE TO

REACH.

Andrew: IF WE WANT TO

THROW STONES, PERHAPS WE

SHOULD EVALUATE OUR OWN

WALK AND THE

REPRESENTATION WE'RE

MAKING AS WELL.

Efrem: THAT IS THE

BEST WAY TO LEAVE IT RIGHT

THERE.

Andrew: FOR ALL OF

THE LATEST IN

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS, CHECK

OUT EFREM'S SHOW, "STUDIO

5," AVAILABLE ON ROKU OR

APPLE TV OR ON LINE AT

"STUDIO 5."

> UP NEXT, SHE IS THE

C.E.O. AND PRESIDENT OF

"CONCERNED WOMEN FOR

AMERICA," PENNY YOUNGMAN

JOINS US IN STUDIO.

Andrew: ONE OF THE

WOMEN INFLUENCING THIS

NATION IS PENNY YOUNGNANS.

TODAY WOMEN CONTINUE TO

BRING IMPORTANT ISSUES TO

LIFE, LIKE EQUAL PAY AND

GENDER AND REPRODUCTIVE

RIGHTS.

MEET PENNY YOUNGNANS, THE

PRESIDENT AND C.E.O. OF

"CONCERNED WOMEN FOR

AMERICA."

SHE SAYS THERE IS A RIGHT

AND A WRONG WAY TO RESPOND

TO THESE DIFFICULT,

HOT-BUTTON ISSUES FACING

OR CULTURE TODAY.

IN HER BOOK, "FEISTY AND

FEMININE," SHE GIVES A

RALLYING CRY FOR US TO

SPEAK THE TRUTH ABOUT

THINGS THAT MATTER MOST.

PENNY JOINS US NOW.

YOU DO GET INVOLVED IN

SOME HOT-BUTTON ISSUES,

AND THAT MUST BE

DIFFICULT.

SOMETIMES IT IS.

BUT I FEEL CALLED TO IT.

GOD DOESN'T STRAND US.

IF HE CALLS US TO

SOMETHING, HE GIVES US THE

ABILITY TO DO IT.

Andrew: I'VE SEEN YOU

IN SOME PRETTY INTENSE

DEBATE, AND SOMETIMES YOU

MUST WANT TO SCREAM.

YES, I DO.

BUT I'M THAT WOMAN WHO

WOULD BE ON TELEVISION OR

BE AT HOME YELLING AT THE

TELEVISION.

SO I'M FORTUNATE TO GET

THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS

THE VIEW OF WOMEN OF

FAITH, CONSERVATIVES --

ANY AM SO BLESSED TO GET

TO GO FORWARD EITHER IN

CONGRESS OR IN MEDIA AND

EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS AND

SPEAK FOR THEM.

Andrew: YOU SAY

CONSERVATIVE WOMEN HAVE AN

ESTHER MOMENT AHEAD OF

THEM RIGHT NOW.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?

I THINK WE'RE AT A

TIPPING POINT IN THIS

NATION.

WE'RE AT A POINT WHERE GOD

IS REALLY CALLING OUT

WOMEN OF FAITH TO TAKE A

DEEP BREATH, CLEAR OUR

THROATS, AND TO LEAN INTO

THESE HARD CONVERSATIONS.

I USE IN MY BOOK THE

EXAMPLE OF QUEEN ESTHER.

ESTHER DIDN'T JUST RUSH

IN.

PRAYERFULLY SHE PRAYED AND

PREPARED, AND PREPARED

HERSELF FOR THE

CONVERSATION.

THAT'S WHY I WROTE THE

BOOK, TO GIVE WOMEN THE

TOOLS THEY NEED, THE

INFORMATION THEY NEED, SO

THEY CAN CONFIDENTLY COME

INTO THESE HARD SUBJECT

AREAS ARMED WITH FACTS.

WE BELIEVE IN SCRIPTURE.

WE BELIEVE IN BIBLICAL

WORLD VIEW.

EVERYTHING WE DO AT C.W.A.

IS BASED ON BIBLICAL

SCRIPTURE.

BUT WE HAVE A WORLD THAT

DOESN'T BELIEVE IN THE

VALIDITY OF SCRIPTURE, SO

WE HAVE TO GO BEYOND THAT.

AND WE HAVE SCIENCE AND

STATISTICS THAT WE CAN

DRAW FROM TO DRIVE THOSE

POINTS HOME IN A WAY THAT

PEOPLE CAN UNDERSTAND IT.

Andrew: CULTURALLY

NOW THERE IS GREAT PUSH TO

EMPOWER WOMEN.

YES.

Andrew: DO YOU THINK

THERE HAS ALSO BEEN A

DEVALUING OF WOMEN IN SOME

WAYS?

YES,E, SADLY, AND

SOMETIMES EVEN BY

OURSELVES.

THE PORNOGRAPHY OF WOMEN

IS HURTFUL.

WE'VE SEEN WOMEN AS YOUNG

AS PRETEENS STRUGGLING

WITH ANOREXIA AND BULEMIA,

AND ALL OF THESE OTHER

ISSUES.

THERE ARE SOME SERIOUS

ISSUES AT STAKE.

AND THEN YOU HEAR THE

RALLYING CRY FROM THE LEFT

THAT THERE IS A WAR ON

WOMEN.

AS WOMEN WHO BELIEVE IN

REAL WAR, WHO UNDERSTAND

THAT WOMEN AROUND THIS

WORLD, CHRISTIAN WOMEN,

ARE BEING RAPED AND SOLD

AND ABUSED AT THE HANDS OF

JIHADISTS, AND WE TAKE

GREAT OFFENSE OF THAT.

WE CAN DISAGREE, AND WE

SHOULD DISAGREE.

WE MUST DISAGREE, BUT DO

IT RESPECTFULLY AND

THOUGHTFULLY.

BUT OUR VIEWS MATTER.

OUR VIEWS SHOULD BE

VALUED, AND WE ARE CALLED

TO SPEAK TRUTH.

SO THIS IS OUR TIME TO DO

THAT.

I'M CALLING WOMEN TO

ACCOUNT.

I'M CALLING US TOGETHER,

TO JOIN TOGETHER AND

PRAYERFULLY COME TOGETHER,

TO GET ON OUR KNEES, AND

THEN TO GET UP AND TO

SPEAK TRUTH, WHETHER IT IS

TO CONGRESS OR OUR

NEIGHBORS OR OUR SCHOOL

COMMUNITIES AND IN

PROTECTION OF CHILDREN,

THAT WE MUST DO THIS.

Andrew: YOU MADE A

LINK BETWEEN POLITICAL

CORRECTNESS AND SEXUAL

ASSAULT OF WOMEN.

WHAT IS THAT?

I SPEAK IN THE BOOK

ABOUT MY OWN EXPERIENCE.

AS A YOUNGER WOMEN, I WAS

EXPECTING AND I WENT ON A

RUN.

AND A COMPLETE STRANGER

ATTEMPTED TO RAPE ME.

AND A YOUNG WOMAN GOT

INVOLVED AND SHE WAS MY

ANGEL.

I DON'T KNOW WHY I WAS

PROTECTED AND WHY I WASN'T

RAPED, AND IT IS PART OF

THAT SURVIVOR'S GUILT, BY

THE WAY, BUT IT HAS GIVEN

ME A PLATFORM TO SPEAK TO

WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN

ASSAULTED, AND THE NUMBERS

ARE HORRIFIC.

PEOPLE DISAGREE ABOUT THE

NUMBERS, BUT IT DOESN'T

MATTER.

IT IS A LARGE ISSUE, AND

AN ISSUE ON COLLEGE

CAMPUSES.

WHAT REALLY AT STAKE IS

SIN, BUT IT IS ALSO CRIME.

AND WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH

IT AS CRIME, AND NOT JUST

A POLITICAL ISSUE.

AND SOMETIMES VICTIMS ARE

USED AS POLITICAL PAWNS,

AND THAT'S WRONG.

IN THE BOOK, I GIVE SOME

REAL IMPORTANT THINGS THAT

NEED TO BE DONE, LIKE THE

CLEARING UP THE BACK

LEGEND OF D.N.A. RAPE KITS

THAT ARE SITTING AROUND

THIS COUNTRY.

VICTIMS ARE NOT GETTING

JUSTICE, EVEN THOUGH WE

HAVE SPENT HUNDREDS OF

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS --

Andrew: WHY ARE THEY

SITTING?

IT IS A PROBLEM WITH

THE MANAGEMENT OF

GOVERNMENT.

SOME STATES ARE STARTING

TO COME ALONE.

WE HAD THE DEBBIE SMITH

ACT THAT C.W.A. WORKED TO

PASS IN 2000.

THIS IS A LONGER

CONVERSATION, BUT I

ADDRESS IT IN MY BOOK.

WE'RE TALKING TO THE

STATES ATTORNEY-GENERALS

AROUND THIS COUNTRY TO

FIND OUT WHAT THE BACKLOG

IS.

THAT'S A BASIC ROLE OF

GOVERNMENT, RIGHT, TO

PROTECT VICTIMS, PROTECT

THE SAFETY OF VICTIMS, SO

WE NEED TO DO WHAT WE SAID

WE ARE GOING TO DO.

AND THIS IS A VERY MINIMAL

THING WE CAN DO TO PROTECT

WOMEN.

Andrew: YOU'RE VERY

OUTSPOKEN AND VERY BOLD

AND VERY PASSIONATE, AND

YET A BIG PART OF YOUR

BOOK IS THE POWER OF

PRAYER.

HOW IMPORTANT IS THAT TO

YOU IN YOUR LIFE?

IT IS ESSENTIAL.

IT IS EVERYTHING.

I AM -- AS A YOUNG GIRL, I

CAME FROM APPALACHA, AND

MY DAD WAS A PASTOR.

EVERYTHING THAT I HAVE,

AND EVERYTHING THAT THE

LORD HAS GIVEN ME TO DO

WAS DIRECTLY THROUGH HIM

AND THROUGH THE POWER OF

PRAYER.

I WAS CALLED TO DO THIS

WORK, COULD NOT DO IT

WITHOUT HIM, AND I AM

LITERALLY ON MY KNEES

BEFORE HIM DAILY, ASKING

FOR HIS POWER, FOR HIS

WISDOM, FOR HIS

DISCERNMENT.

I'M A WEAK VESSEL.

Andrew: AREN'T WE

ALL?

AND THANKFULLY GOD

REMINDS ME THOSE ARE THE

ONES HE IS ABLE TO USE.

I WOULD APPRECIATE THE

PRAYERS OF YOUR VIEWERS AS

WE WALK OUT THIS JOURNEY A

AT "CONCERNED WOMEN FOR

AMERICA."

WE ARE YOUR VOICE IN

CONGRESS, AT THE STATE

LEGISLATURES, IN YOUR

SCHOOL BOARDS, IN MEDIA,

BUT WE CERTAINLY NEED YOUR

PRAYER BECAUSE THIS IS A

WAR NOT AGAINST FLESH AND

BLOOD, BUT AGAINST POWERS

AND PRINCIPALITIES OF THIS

PRESENT DARKNESS.

THIS IS REAL.

THE STRUGGLE IS REAL.

WE ARE TAKING THAT GROUND

THAT SATAN HAS WON, AND WE

ARE FIGHTING FOR THE LEAST

OF THESE, WE'RE FIGHTING

FOR THE UNBORN, AND WE

NEED YOUR PRAYER.

THIS IS A TIME FOR US TO

COME TOGETHER AND JOIN

TOGETHER, AND WE CAN MAKE

A DIFFERENCE.

WE CAN SAVE LIVES.

WE CAN ABOLISH SLAVERY,

AND PROTECT ISRAEL.

LET'S DO THIS TOGETHER.

Andrew: PENNY'S BOOK

IS CALLED "FEISTY AND

FEMININE," AND THAT'S A

TITLE WE WON'T FORGET.

DID YOU COME UP WITH THAT

TITLE?

YES, WITH OTHERS.

Andrew: IT IS A GREAT

BOOK, A RALLYING CRY FOR

CONSERVATIVE WOMEN.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR BEING

WITH US.

THANK YOU, ANDREW.

Andrew: UP NEXT, A

SMALL-TIME BANK ROBBER

QUICKLY REALIZES HE IS WAY

OUT OF HIS LEAGUE.

THIS EVIL HERE IS ON A

DIFFERENT LEVEL.

I KNOW I DIDN'T WANT ANY

PART OF THIS.

THESE GUYS WOULD KILL GUYS

JUST BECAUSE THEY GOT MAD

ABOUT SOMETHING SMALL.

Andrew: SEE HOW HE

Andrew: HE HAD AN

ADDICTION TO CRACK AND HE

BADLY NEEDED CASH.

THE 24-YEAR-OLD FATHER WAS

SITTING ALONE, AT WAR WITH

HIS MIND.

THAT'S WHEN HE MADE HIS

DECISION, HOP OUT OF HIS

CAR AND CONTINUE DOWN THIS

LONG, DARK ROAD.

I WAS OUT ONE DAY

LOOKING FOR SOME CRACK.

AND I HAD THE MONEY, AND I

WAS SITTING IN THE

WAL-MART PARKING LOT.

ONE SIDE OF ME WAS PULLING

ME ONE WAY, LEAVE IT

ALONE, AND THE OTHER SIDE

SAID, YOU WANT TO DO THIS.

AND I LOOKED AT THE BANK.

AND I SAID, THERE IS MONEY

RIGHT THERE IN THAT BANK.

Andrew: A 10-YEAR

JOURNEY OF ADDICTION HAD

BROUGHT BILL TO THIS

MOMENT.

I WANTED MY DRUGS.

AT THIS POINT I WAS

ADDICTED SO BAD THAT THERE

WAS NO STOPPING ME.

Andrew: BILL WAS

ADOPTED BY TWO LOVING

CHRISTIAN PARENTS WHO

RAISED HIM IN CHURCH, BUT

HE COULD NEVER OVERCOME

THE FEELINGS OF REJECTION

HE FELT FROM HIS BIRTH

MOTHER.

SHE WAS 16 AT THE TIME,

AND MY BIOLOGICAL FATHER,

HE WAS IN THE PENITENTIARY

WHEN I WAS BORN.

I DID ALWAYS WONDER FOR

SOME REASON WHY?

WHY COULDN'T SHE JUST

TOUGH IT OUT OR FIND A WAY

OR SOMETHING?

I'M HER SON.

IT WAS A HARD PILL TO

SWALLOW, I GUESS.

THERE WAS ALWAYS SOMETHING

NAGGING AT ME, AND FEELING

KIND OF LEFT OUT IN SCHOOL

AND STUFF.

I FELT LIKE A LONER.

Andrew: BILL DID FIND

ACCEPTANCE IN ONE PLACE.

I STARTED HANGING OUT

WITH THIS GUY THAT SMOKE

MARIJUANA.

Andrew: ALONG WITH

SMOKING POT, HE STARTED

STEALING AND CAUSING OTHER

PROBLEMS.

IN HIGH SCHOOL, BILL WAS

ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION.

HOPING TO SCARE HIM

STRAIGHT, HIS PARENTS LET

HIM SPEND THE NIGHT IN

JAIL, BUT IT HAD THE

OPPOSITE AFFECT.

IT SEEMS LIKE IT TOOK

THINGS TO OTHER DIRECTION.

PEOPLE IN MY CROWD LOOKED

UP TO ME AND IT SPURED ME

OSPURRED MEON TO DO EVEN WORSE.

Andrew: HE SPENT TIME

IN JAIL FOR CRIMES LIKE

BREAKING AND ENTERING,

BURGLARY, AND CAR THEFT.

HIS DRUG USE ESCALATED TO

CRYSTAL METH AND

COCA-COLACOCAINEAND MORE ARRESTS FOLLOWED.

YOU HAD TO CONTINUOUSLY

CHASE THAT HIGH, WHICH LED

TO MORE STEALING.

Andrew: BILL'S

PARENTS CONVINCED HIM TO

GO INTO REHAB, BUT IT DID

NO GOOD.

ONE DAY BILL WAS DESPERATE

TO GET CASH FOR HIS NEXT

FIX.

I HEARD ABOUT THESE

NOTE ROBBERS, WHERE

SOMEONE WOULD WRITE A NOTE

AND GO IN AND DEMAND

MONEY.

Andrew: BILL PULLED A

BASEBALL CAP OVER HIS

FACE, ENTERED THE BANK,

AND HANDED THE TELLER A

NOTE, DEMANDING MONEY.

I WAS SUCH A NERVOUS

WRECK, WANTING THE DRUGS,

THE MONEY SHE LAID ON THE

COUNTER I TOOK AND RAN.

Andrew: BILL MADE A

CLEAN GET-AWAY, OR SO HE

THOUGHT.

A WEEK LATER, THE F.B.I.

SHOWED UP AT HIS DOOR.

I ACTUALLY TOLD THE

F.B.I. AGENTS WHEN I WAS

ARRESTED WHAT A RELIEF IT

WAS BECAUSE I KNEW I WAS

GOING TO GET ENOUGH TIME

TO GET STRAIGHTENED OUT

AND GET OFF DRUGS.

Andrew: BUT EVEN IN

PRISON, THE DRUGS WERE

STILL AVAILABLE.

BILL WAS LATER CAUGHT

PLANNING AN ESCAPE AND

SENT TO A MAXIMUM SECURITY

PRISON.

BILL FEARED FOR HIS LIFE.

THIS EVIL HERE WAS ON A

DIFFERENT LEVEL.

I KNEW I DIDN'T WANT ANY

PART OF THIS.

THESE GUYS WOULD KILL GUYS

BECAUSE THEY GOT MAD ABOUT

SOMETHING SMALL.

THEY WOULD WHAT THEY CALL

PUT THEM ON THE LIST AND

THAT MEANT THEY WOULD BE

HIT.

Andrew: ALONE IN HIS

CELL, HE REMEMBERED HIS

SUNDAY SCHOOL DAYS AS A

CHILD.

IT COME OVER ME, THE

ONLY WAY WAS TO YELL OUT

TO GOD.

I DONE TRIED REHAB AND DID

PRISON TIME GALORE BY NOW.

NONE OF IT WAS WORKING.

I REACHED OUT TO GOD AND I

SAID, I NEED HELP.

I NEED YOU TO COME INTO MY

LIFE AND SAVE ME.

I WANT WHATEVER IT TAKES

TO GET STRAIGHT AND PUT IT

BEHIND ME.

I'M WILLING TO GO THROUGH

WHATEVER.

I DON'T WEAR WHAT IT IS.

I FELT LIKE THE HOLY

SPIRIT CAME INTO ME.

I HAD, LIKE, CHILLS WHEN I

WAS PRAYING.

Andrew: SHORTLY AFTER

THAT, ANOTHER INMATE ASKED

BILL TO GO RUNNING WITH

HIM.

HE WAS A CHRISTIAN, WHO

TALKED TO BILL ABOUT

JESUS, AND BECAME HIS

FRIEND AND MENTOR.

I KNEW GOD WAS LEADING

ME IN A DIFFERENT

DIRECTION, AND I NEEDED TO

FOLLOW THIS TO THE BEST OF

MY ABILITY.

Andrew: GOD PROTECTED

BILL FOR THE REMAINDER OF

HIS SENTENCE.

HE WAS RELEASED IN 2014.

I HAVEN'T EVEN HAD A

DESIRE TO SMOKE A

CIGARETTE, MUCH LESS DO

DRUGS.

I KNOW GOD TOOK THAT

DESIRE OUT OF ME.

HE WASHED ALL OF THAT

CLEAN.

Andrew: BILL IS

REMARRIED AND EVEN RAN IN

THE 2016 BOSTON MARATHON.

I'VE BEEN IN RUNNERS

MAGAZINE, AND I HAVE DONE

A NEWS SPECIAL REPORT

BEFORE.

I WROTE A BOOK, "BEHIND

THE WALLS OF THE BOSTON

MARATHON," BECAUSE I MAKE

IT CLEAR AS A BELL IN

THERE THAT GOD IS THE ONE

WHO CHANGED MY LIFE.

I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT

JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS

FOR MY SIN.

AND MY TESTIMONY, I HOPE

IT CATCHES SOMEBODY IN A

PROFOUND WAY.

I FEEL LIKE NO MATTER WHAT

YOU'VE DONE, IF YOU CRY

OUT TO GOD AND ASK FOR

FORGIVENESS, ANYTHING CAN

BE WASHED AWAY.

Andrew: WOW, WHAT A

LIFE FOR BILL.

EARLY ON IN THAT STORY HE

TALKED ABOUT THE WAR

WITHIN, BEING PULLED IN

TWO DIRECTIONS.

ONE IS BEING PULLED

TOWARDS GOD AND THE OTHER

IS THE DESIRES OF THE

FLESH.

AND SOMETIMES WE FEEL

LIKE, WHAT IS WRONG WITH

ME.

THE APOSTLE PAUL TALKED

ABOUT IT IN ROMANS.

THE THINGS I WANT TO DO, I

DO NOT DO, AND THINGS I

DON'T WANT TO DO, I DO.

WE'VE ALL HAD THAT

STRUGGLE.

WE'VE ALL BEEN THERE.

BUT YOU HEARD BILL SAY,

THE HOLY SPIRIT DID A

WONDERFUL WORK IN HIS

LIFE.

AND THAT PROMISED HOLY

SPIRIT REALLY CAN RESCUE

US AS WE BEGIN TO

UNDERSTAND THE LOVE AND

GRACE THAT JESUS CHRIST

OFFERS US.

IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO

PRAY FOR YOU, I ASK YOU TO

CALL 1-800-700-7000.

JUST TELL US WHAT YOUR

NEED IS, WHAT YOUR HURT

IS, AND SOMEONE WOULD LOVE

TO PRAY WITH YOU.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS: "I WILL GIVE YOU A

NEW HEART AND PUT A NEW

SPIRIT IN YOU.

I WILL TAKE THE STONE O

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