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On CBN Newswatch, Nov. 8th: One year ago today Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election; this morning, democrats are celebrating two big wins; The president is in China this morning; after spending Tuesday in Seoul, ... Read Transcript


Efrem: THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR JOINING US FOR

CBN "NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

A YEAR AGO TODAY,

PRESIDENT TRUMP BEAT

HILLARY CLINTON IN THE

2016 PRESIDENTIAL

ELECTION.

TODAY DEMOCRATS ARE

CELEBRATING TWO BIG WINS

AFTER SWEEPING GOVERNOR'S

RACES IN NEW JERSEY AND

VIRGINIA.

THE RESULTS, POLITICAL

OBSERVERS SAY, COULD BE AN

EARLY INDICATION OF WHAT

WE'LL SEE IN NEXT YEAR'S

MID-TERM ELECTIONS.

Reporter: TWO RACES,

TWO DEMOCRATIC VICTORIES.

VOTERS POTENTIALLY

SHIFTING MOMENTUM TO THE

LEFT.

A BIG NIGHTS FOR

DEMOCRATS, AND IT WAS

REPUDIATION OF THE TRUMP'S

NATIONALIST MESSAGE.

Reporter: IN NEW

JERSEY, PHIL MURPHY BEAT

LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR KIM

LUDAGNA, AS EXPECTED.

BUT THE VIRGINIA RACE WAS

EXPECTED TO BE VERY CLOSE,

WITH POLLS SHOWING A

TIGHTENING RACE IN THE

FINAL DAYS.

IN THE END, HOWEVER,

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE RALPH

NORTHAM HAD 54% OF THE

VOTE.

THE DEMOCRATS NOT ONLY ONE

THE GUBERNATORIAL RACE,

BUT ALSO TOOK MORE THAN A

DOZEN VIRGINIA HOUSE OF

DELEGATES SEATS.

RECOUNTS COULD POSSIBLY

GIVE CONTROL OF THE

LEGISLATURE TO THE

DEMOCRATS.

AND THE INCOMING GOVERNOR

TOOK A SUBTLE SHOT AT

PRESIDENT TRUMP.

VIRGINIA HAS TOLD US TO

END THE DEVISIVE, THAT WE

WILL NOT CONDONE HATRED

AND BIGOTRY, AND TO END

THE POLICIES THAT HAVE

TORN THIS COUNTRY APART.

Reporter: THE

PRESIDENT, MEANWHILE, IS

DISTANCING HIMSELF FROM

GILLESPIE.

WRITING THAT, "ED

GILLESPIE WORKED HARD, BUT

DID NOT STAND WITH WHAT I

STAND FOR."

THE RACE FOCUSED ON MANY

OF THE THINGS THAT TRUMP

RAN ON, INCLUDING CRIME.

NOW PRESIDENT TRUMP IS

LOOKING TO SHIFT THE

COUNTRY'S FOCUS AWAY FROM

THE REPUBLICAN LOSSES,

TWEETING ABOUT ECONOMIC

GROWTH AND PROMISING

REPUBLICAN VICTORIES IN

THE FUTURE.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: POLICE REPORTS

REVEAL THE GUNMAN WHO

KILLED MORE THAN TWO DOZEN

IN TEXAS WAS POTENTIALLY

MORE DANGEROUS THAN THEY

INITIALLY THOUGHT.

DEVIN KELLEY ESCAPED FROM

A MENTAL HEALTH CENTER IN

NEW MEXICO IN 2012.

THE AIR FORCE ALSO

CONFIRMED ON TUESDAY HE

HAD BEEN TREATED IN A FAS

FACILITY AFTER BEING

PLACED ON PRECONSIGNMENT.

NEW DETAILS NOW SHOW IT

WAS NOT THE FIRST TIME

THAT KELLEY VISITED THE

BAPTIST CHURCH EITHER.

HE ATTENDED THE CHURCH'S

FALL FESTIVAL DAYS BEFORE

THE MASSACRE.

MEANWHILE, VIGILS FOR THE

VICTIMS CONTINUE.

WE BOND TOGETHER ALMOST

LIKE A FAMILY.

IT IS REALLY NICE TO KNOW

THESE PEOPLE ARE

SUPPORTING EACH OTHER.

AND WITHOUT EACH OTHER AND

WITHOUTED GOD IN OUWITHOUT GOD IN OUR LIVE S,

WE WOULD BE LOST.

Efrem: VICE PRESIDENT

MIKE PENCE AND HIS WIFE

ARE TRAVELLING TO TEXAS

TODAY TO MEET THOSE

VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILY.

> REPUBLICANS ARE

CONSIDERING A DIFFERENT

APPROACH TO TAX OVERHAUL

THAN THE HOUSE.

IT WOULD POSTPONE THE

CORPORATE TAX RATE UNTIL

2019, DO AWAY WITH STATE

AND LOCAL EXEMPTIONS AND

CHANGE MAJOR TAX BRACKETS.

REPORTEDLY THOSE CHANGES

WOULD KEEP THE PLAN FROM

ADDING TO THE NATIONAL

DEBT.

TED CRUZ AND MARCO RUBIO

SAY CHANGES ARE NEEDED

BECAUSE THE HOUSE PLAN

HELPS THE WEALTHY MORE

THAN THE MIDDLE CLASS.

ALL OF THIS COULD MAKE IT

DIFFICULT FOR CONGRESS TO

PASS A BILL BY THE END OF

THE YEAR AS THEY HOPED.

> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS IN

CHINA TODAY, WHERE HE SENT

KIM JONG-UN A SHARP

MESSAGE: DO NOT TRY THE

UNITED STATES.

THE PRESIDENT ALSO SENT A

MESSAGE TO CHINA AND

RUSSIA.

URGING RESPONSIBLE NATIONS

TO UNIFY IN STANDING

AGAINST NORTH KOREA'S

NUCLEAR PROGRAM.

WEDNESDAY HE ARRIVED IN

CHINA, WHERE HE WILL STAY

FOR TWO DAYS.

HE IS EXPECTED TO PRESS

CHINA'S PRESIDENT TO LIMIT

ITS DEALINGS WITH NORTH

KOREA, AND SEND NORTH

KOREAN WORKERS HOME.

TRADE IS ALSO ON THE

AGENT.

> LATER THIS WEEK, THE

PRESIDENT'S VISIT WILL

INCLUDE A STOP IN VIETNAM

AS PART OF ITS ASIAN TOUR.

THE COUNTRY HAS COME A

LONG WAY SINCE THE VIETNAM

WAR ENDED MORE THAN 40

YEARS AGO.

IT IS AMONG THE FASTEST

GROWING ECONOMIES IN THE

WORLD, SURGING TO MORE

THAN 7% IN THE THIRD

QUARTER.

NOT ONLY IS THE VIETNAMESE

ECONOMY GROWING, BUT THE

CHRISTIAN CHURCH IS ALSO

EXPERIENCING A STEADY RISE

IN THE NUMBER OF

VIETNAMESE GOING TO CHURCH

IN THAT COMMUNIST COUNTRY.

LUCILLE TALUSAN BRINGS US

MORE FROM HO CHI MINH

CITY.

Reporter: VIETNAM IS

NOW ONE OF THE LARGEST

EXPORT ECONOMIES IN THE

WORLD, AND THE UNITED

STATES IS ONE OF ITS TOP

PARTNERS.

REAL ESTATE IS ALSO

BOOMING, AND MODERNIZATION

IS EVERYWHERE.

THE LAST TIME I WAS IN THE

CITY OF HO CHI MINH WAS

EIGHT YEARS AGO, AND

PEOPLE WERE ON MOTOR BIKES

AND BICYCLES.

BUT TODAY WE SEE THE

STREETS ARE CONGESTED WITH

CARS.

THERE ARE MANY BUILDINGS,

AND A LOT OF CONSTRUCTION

GOING ON, ALL SHOWING THE

RAPID GROWTH IN VIETNAM.

*

Reporter: THOUSANDS

OF CHRISTIANS FROM MORE

THAN 50 DENOMINATIONS CAME

TO THE 500th YEAR ANSWER

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF

THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION

THAT WAS RECENTLY HELD IN

HO CHI MINH CITY.

THE CHURCH LEADER, PASTOR

DANIEL PALM, SAID THE

GATHERING WAS VERY

SUCCESSFUL AS IT DISPLAYED

UNITY AMONG THE DIFFERENT

CHURCHES.

IT IS ALSO A TESTAMENT OF

THE GROWING NUMBER OF

VIETNAMESE WHO ARE MORE

OPEN TO THE GOSPEL.

THE COMMUNITY, THEY SEE

THAT WHEN PEOPLE COME TO

CHRIST, THEIR LIVES

CHANGE.

AND ANOTHER THING THAT TH THING, THAT

THE CHURCH BECOMES MORE

INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY.

Reporter: AND

CHRISTIANS ARE MORE

INVOLVED IN THE CHURCH,

LIKE THIS COFFEE SHOP THAT

IS OWNED BY A SUCCESSFUL

CHRISTIAN VIETNAMESE

BUSINESSMAN.

THE MANAGER SHARES HOW THE

BUSINESS GREW AFTER THE

OWNER DEDICATED IT TO THE

WORK OF GOD.

THE BUSINESS STARTED WITH

FIVE COFFEE CARTS, SELLING

COFFEE BY THE ROADSIDE.

WHEN IT BECAME FAMOUS,

THE OWNER DECIDED TO BUILD

A COFFEE SHOP, BUT HE ALSO

MADE A COMMITMENT TO GIVE

ALL OF THE NET PROFITS FOR

THE BUSINESS FOR THE

ADVANCEMENT OF GOD'S

KINGDOM.

WE OPENED ANOTHER BRANCH,

AND GOD CONTINUES TO BLESS

NOT ONLY THE BUSINESS, BUT

OUR LIVES AS WELL.

Reporter: HAVING THIS

KIND OF COMMITMENT TO THE

GOSPEL WAS THE CHALLENGE

MADE BY ONE OF THE KEY

VIETNAMESE LEADERS ON THE

500th YEAR REFORMATION

ANNIVERSARY.

DR. DUKE YOUEN DEDICATED

HIS LIFE FOR CHURCHES

AROUND THE WORLD.

HE SAID IT IS IMPORTANT

FOR PEOPLE TO LOVE ONE

ANOTHER SO PEOPLE WOULD

EASILY BELIEVE THE GOP.

HIS MESSAGE MADE A MUCH

GREATER IMPACT WHEN TWO

DAYS AFTER THE EVENT, HE

SUDDENLY DIED OF A HEART

ATTACK.

I'M SO HAPPY BECAUSE

THAT'S MY DREAM, TO SEE

THE CHURCH HAVE UNITY AND

PEOPLE COME BACK.

I WANT TO FOLLOW YOUR

LIFE.

Reporter: AS FOR

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S VISIT,

PASTOR PALM SAID HE WOULD

LIKE TO SEE A LASTING

IMPACT MADE ON MORE THAN

JUST THE VIETNAMESE

CHURCH.

WE HOPE THAT PRESIDENT

TRUMP CAN PRAY FOR US, AND

BY HIS INFLUENCE CAN HELP

NOT VIETNAMESE ONLY, BUT

PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD TO

HAVE FREEDOM TO WORSHIP

GOD.

Reporter: LUCILLE

TALUSAN, CBN NEWS, HO CHI

MINH CITY, VIETNAM.

*

Efrem: CBN NEWS TAKES

YOU TO EGYPT TO SHOW YOU A

LANDMARK EVENT, MARKING A

BIG CHANGE IN EVANGELICAL

RELATIONS, WITH THE

LARGEST COUNTRY IN THE

ARAB WORLD.

THAT STORY IS COMING UP

NEXT, RIGHT HERE ON CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

Efrem: FOR THE FIRST

TIME A DELEGATION OF

TIME A DELEGATION OF

EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS

FROM THE UNITED STATES MET

WITH EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT

el-SISI.

SOME BELIEVE IT REPRESENTS

A LANDMARK IN EVANGELICAL

RELATIONS WITH THE LARGEST

COUNTRY IN THE ARAB WORLD.

Chris: THE MEETING

BETWEEN PRESIDENT

EL-SISI AND THE

EVANGELICAL DELEGATION

EXCEEDED THEIR

EXPECTATIONS.

RARELY HAVE I BEEN IN A

MEET THAT WAS SCHEDULED

FOR AN HOUR AND WENT FOR

THREE YEARS.

Chris: JOEL C.

ROSENBERG HOSTED THE

DELEGATION.

HE BELIEVES el-SISI IS

THE KIND OF LEADER THE

U.S. NEEDS IN THE WAR

AGAINST ISIS.

IF PRESIDENT el-SISI

DIDN'T EXIST, YOU WOULD

HAVE TO MAKE HIM UP.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR IN

ELYCE FOR THE UNITED UNITED

ELYCE IALLIES IN THE UNITED

STATES?

Chris: HE MET WITH

THE WIDOW OF EGYPT'S

FORMER PRESIDENT, ANWAR

SADAT.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT

THAT SUCH A WONDERFUL

GROUP LIKE THEM TO VISIT

EGYPT, AND TO GET TO KNOW

THE EGYPTIAN PEOPLE ARE

FOR PEACE.

Chris: EGYPT IS A

LAND RICH IN BIBLICAL

HISTORY.

MOSES WAS RESCUED FROM THE

RIVER NILE.

IT IS THE LAND OF JOSEPH,

THE ISRAELITES, AND THE

EXODUS.

EGYPT SOUGHT REFUGE HERE,

AND EGYPT IS MENTIONED IN

THE BIBLE MORE THAN ANY

OTHER COUNTRY, EXCEPT

ISRAEL.

THE SCRIPTURES INDICATE

THAT GOD HAS THIS GREAT

LOVE FOR EGYPT.

THERE ARE SPECIFIC VERSES

ABOUT GOD'S LOVE.

ISAIAH 19 SPEAKS OF EGYPT,

MY PEOPLE.

Chris: THE DELEGATION

ALSO MET WITH EVANGELICAL

LEADERS OF EGYPT, WHERE

LEADERS FROM BOTH GROUPS

SHARED THEIR HEARTS.

IT WAS A FANTASTIC THE

MEETING, SHARING THE

HOPES, THE DREAMS, THE

CHALLENGES FACING

EVANGELICAL VIEWS, HOW

THEY LOOK TO THE FUTURE,

HOW WE CAN, TOGETHER,

BUILD A COALITION FOR THE

KINGDOM OF GOD.

Chris: DR. MICHAEL

YUSEF BELIEVES IT IS VITAL

TO PRAY FOR THE CHURCH OF

EGYPT.

SOMETIMES THEY FEEL ALL

ALONE.

SO FOR US TO COME HERE AND

SAY, YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

WE PRAY FOR YOU.

Chris: ROSENBERG SEES

THE VISIT AS AN HISTORIC

OPPORTUNITY.

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE

RARE MOMENTS IN HISTORY

WHEN GOD ALLOWS FOLLOWERS

OF JESUS CHRIST TO BUILD

RELATIONSHIPS WITH WORLD

LEADERS, TO BE AMBASSADORS

FOR CHRIST.

Chris: CRIS CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, CAIRO,

EGYPT.

Efrem: IT'S THE LEGAL

BATTLE THAT WILL DETERMINE

THE LIMITS OF RELIGIOUS

FREEDOMS, AND IT BEGAN

BECAUSE OF ONE BAKER

REFUSING TO MAKE A CAKE

FOR A SAME-SEX WEDDING.

GET A PREVIEW OF THIS

LANDMARK CASE COMING UP

NEXT, RIGHT HERE ON CBN

Efrem: SOME CRITICS

SAY DONALD TRUMP AND

REPUBLICANS HAVE DONE

LITTLE DURING THE FIRST

TEN MONTHS OF HIS

PRESIDENCY, BUT AS PAUL

STRAND REPORTS, HE IS

NOMINATING THE KIND OF

JUDGES WHO CAN CHANGE

AMERICA FAR, FAR INTO THE

FUTURE.

Reporter: IF YOU

BELIEVE THE MAINSTREAM

MEDIA, YOU WOULDN'T THINK

PRESIDENT TRUMP DOESN'T

GET MUCH DONE.

BUT THERE IS AT LEAST ONE

AREA WHERE HE IS MAKING

MAJOR CHANGES THAT COULD

AFFECT THE COUNTRY FOR

DECADES, EVEN GENERATIONS,

TO COME.

LEONARD LEO HAS HAD A HUGE

IMPACT IN ADVISING

PRESIDENT TRUMP ON

POTENTIAL NOMINEES.

HE CAN FILL AS MANY AS

40% OF THE SEATS ON THE

FEDERAL BENCH.

THAT WILL BE

TRANSFORMATIVE.

Reporter: AND THE

PRESIDENT HAS BEEN

NOMINATING JUDGES INT MOLD

OF THE LATE ANTONIN

SCALIA, WHO GAVE THE FIRST

PRIORITY TO THE U.S.

CONSTITUTION AND TO THE

LAW, AS IT IS WRITTEN,

RATHER THAN COMING UP WITH

HIS OWN INTERPRETATIONS.

THERE ARE 107 VACANCIES,

AND LEO SAYS --

THEIR INFLUENCE WILL

LAST 40, 50 YEARS, AND

WILL HAVE AN ENORMOUS

IMPACT ON THE FUTURE OF

OUR COUNTRY.

Reporter: JOHN

MALCOLM LISTED SEVERAL OF

THE NAMES, BUT HE POINTS

OUT MOST OF TRUMP'S

NOMINEES WILL SIT ON LOWER

COURTS, AND HE SAYS THAT

IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE THOSE

COURTS DECIDE 99% OF THE

FEDERAL CASES.

THERE WAS A DECIDED

LEFT WARD TILT BY SOME OF

THESE COURTS DURING THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.

SO I THINK FROM A

CONSERVATIVE STANDPOINT,

GETTING THAT SHIFT OF THE

JUDICIARY TURNED BACK IN

THE RIGHT DIRECTION IS

INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TO

THE DIRECTION OF THE LAW.

Reporter: LEO TOLD

CBN NEWS WHY JUDGES WHO GO

BY THE CONSTITUTION MATTER

SO MUCH.

AT THE END OF THE DAY,

IT IS THE CONSTITUTION

WHICH REALLY PROTECTS

HUMAN FREEDOM FROM THE

HEAVY-HANDED NATURE OF THE

STATE.

Reporter: MANY SAY IT

WAS TRUMP'S STAND ON

CONSTITUTIONALIST JUDGES

THAT IS THE MAJOR REASON

TO VOTE FOR HIM.

AND LEO UNDERSTANDS.

THE PRESIDENT LOVES

AMERICA.

AND THE PRESIDENT

UNDERSTANDS THAT THE

CONSTITUTION, AND IN

PARTICULARILY THE

CONSTITUTION IN THE WAY

THE FRAMERS MEANT IT TO

BE, HAS SOMETHING TO DO

WITH OUR EXCEPTIONAL

CHARACTER AND QUALITY AS A

COUNTRY.

Reporter: WITHOUT

GOOD ALLIES ON CAPITAL

MANAGEMENT, YOU COULDN'T

GET THAT FAR.

MITCHELL McCONNELL

SHOWED AN IRON RESOLVE IN

FIGHTING FOR THE

PRESIDENT'S NOMINEES.

DO YOU THINK

McCONNELL IS WORKING

WITH THE PRESIDENT TO TRY

TO EXPEDITE THE PROCESS.

HE ANNOUNCED HE IS GOING

TO KEEP THE SESSION IN

LONGER.

Reporter: BUT

DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN

FIGHTING TO SLOW THE

CONFIRMATION TO A SNAIL'S

PACE, WHICH COULD TAKE

YEARS AND YEARS.

THE REPUBLICANS HAVE AN

IMPORTANT FACTOR IN THEIR

FAVOR, COURTESY OF A

DEMOCRAT, HARRY REID.

HE WIPED OUT THE

FILIBUSTER OF JUDICIAL

NOMINEES SO NOW MINORITY

DEMOCRATS CAN'T USE IT TO

STOP REPUBLICAN NOMINEES.

IT FALLS INTO THE

CATEGORY OF WHAT GOES

AROUND COMES AROUND.

HARRY REID DID THIS TO

PACK THE CIRCUIT COURT OF

APPEALS.

THAT WAS TH THOSE WERE THE RULES

THE SENATE WANTED TO PLAY

BY BACK THEN, AND THOSE

ARE THE SAME RULES WE

SHOULD PLAY BY TODAY.

> THESE FOLKS ARE LIFE

TENURE, AND OFTEN THE

GREATEST LEGACY THAT THE

PRESIDENT LEAVES BEHIND

AFTER THEY LEAVE OFFICE IS

THEIR APPOINTEES TO THE

FEDERAL BENCH.

Reporter: AND THE

HIGH COURT HAS HAD A TIGHT

5-4 SPLIT FOR MANY YEARS.

FREEDOM OF RELIGION,

FREEDOM OF SPEECH,

PROPERTY RIGHTS, SECOND

AMENDMENT AND GUNS

RIGHTS -- YOU CAN GO DOWN

THE LIST.

Reporter: MANY FOLKS

IN THIS MODERN ERA HAVE

WORRIED IF THE ESSENCE OF

THE CONSTITUTION CAN

SURVIVE.

BUT IT IS EVIDENT FROM THE

KIND OF JUDICIAL NOMINEES

HE IS PICKING, THAT

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOING

ALL HE CAN TO ENSURE THE

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

CONTINUES FOR YEARS TO

COME.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

CAPITOL HILL.

Efrem: THANK YOU,

PAUL.

> THE SUPREME COURT WILL

BE HEARING A CASE THAT

COULD HAVE A MAJOR IMPACT

ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL

FREEDOM OF RELIGION AS WE

KNOW ITMENT ALTHOUGH THE IT.

ALTHOUGH THE HEADLINES

WILL FOCUS ON A BAKER AND

A WEDDING CAKE, BUT IT

WILL HAVE IMPLICATIONS FOR

EVERYONE.

Reporter: THIS CASE

HAS THE POTENTIAL TO

SIGNIFICANTLY EXPAND OR

RESTRICT THE WAY OUR

COUNTRY UP HOLDS RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY.

IT ALL STARTED IN A

COLORADO BAKERY WHEN TWO

GAY MEN WALKED IN AND ASK

JACK PHILLIPS TO MAKE THEM

A WEDDING CAKE.

I REALLY HAD NO IDEA IT

COULD ESCALATE TO

SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

I JUST WANTED TO TRY AND

FIND A POLITE WAY TO TELL

THEM I COULDN'T CREATE THE

CAKE THEY WERE LOOKING

FOR.

Reporter: PHILLIPS'

ANSWER WILL NOW BE

DISSECTED BY NINE SUPREME

COURT JUSTICES, WHO WILL

ULTIMATELY DECIDE IF IT

WAS LEGALLY OKAY FOR HIM

TO SAY NO.

PHILLIPS DIDN'T SAY YES

BECAUSE HE BELIEVES GOD

DESIGNED MARRIAGE FOR MEN

AND WOMEN.

HIS LAWYER TELLS CBN NEWS

THAT TOLERANCE IS THE BEST

ARGUMENT FOR HER CLIENT.

REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU

BELIEVE ABOUT MARRIAGE, IF

YOU WANT TO O HAV HAVE FREEDOM

FOR YOURSELF, YOU NEED TO

EXTEND THAT FREEDOM TO

OTHERS.

Reporter: PHILLIPS

SAYS HIS PASSION FOR ART

GOES ALL THE WAY BACK TO

CHILDHOOD.

IF I WASN'T PLAYING, I

WAS DOING ART.

I FELL IN LOVE WITH

WORKING IN THE BAKERY.

I LIKE THE WORK AND THE

PRODUCT AND I LIKE THE

PEOPLE.

Reporter: HE

ESPECIALLY ENJOYED MEETING

WITH COUPLES ABOUT TO GET

MARRIED, AND HIS WEDDING

BUSINESS TOOK OFF.

THAT ALL CAME CRASHING

DOWN, HOWEVER, AFTER HIS

CONVERSATION WITH CHARLIE

CRAIG AND DAVID MULLENS.

THEY SAY HE VIOLATED

COLORADO'S

ANTIDISCRIMINATION LAW

WHEN HE REFUSED TO MAKE

THEIR CAKE.

AN APPEALS COURT AGREED.

THE RULINGS FORCED

PHILLIPS TO STOP MAKING

WEDDING CAKES AND COST HIM

40% OF HIS BUSINESS.

BEFORE HIS ALL

HAPPENED, I HAD 10

EMPLOYEES WORKING FOR ME.

AND NOW I HAVE FOUR,

INCLUDING MYSELF.

I HAD FULL-TIME PEOPLE

DOING DELIVERIES,

FULL-TIME BAKE CERGS.

ReporterBAKERS.

Reporter: THE ACLU

AND GAY RIGHT ACTIVISTS

ARE USING THE RULING AS

THE CENTER PIECE OF THE

COUPLE'S CASE.

THEY ARGUE PUBLIC

DISCRIMINATION AND

NON-DISCRIMINATION LAWS

BENEFIT ALL.

JOHN CORVINO SAYS PEOPLE

OF FAITH ARE ACTUALLY

SERVED BY THESE LAWS.

THEY OFFER AS MUCH

PROTECTION TO CONSERVATIVE

RELIGIOUS COSTUMERS AS

THEY DO TO LGBT COSTUMERS.

IT MEANS THE GAY ATHEIST

CAN'T REFUSE TO SERVE THE

CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN,

ANYMORE THAN THE

CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN CAN

REFUSE TO SERVE THE GAY

COUPLE.

Reporter: PHILLIPS

TOLD HIM HE WOULD MAKE

THEM ANYTHING, ACCEPT A

WEDDING CAKE.

THIS ATTORNEY SPECIALIZES

IN RELIGIOUS CASES FOR ALL

FAITHS, AND SAYS WE LIVE

IN A BIG ENOUGH COUNTRY TO

ACCOMMODATE PEOPLE OF ALL

FAITHS.

GIVING PHILLIPS THE

OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE OUT

HIS FAITH IS NOT GOING TO

CREATE BAD EFFECTS FOR

EVERYBODY ELSE.

IT IS LIVING TOGETHER IN A

WORLD WHERE PEOPLE HAVE

DIFFERENT BELIEFS.

PHILLIPS IS NOT OUT THERE

TRYING TO STOP SOMEBODY

ELSE FROM GETTING MARRIED

OR STOPPING ANOTHER BAKERY

FROM MAKING THE CAKE.

HE IS JUST SAYING THAT IS

SOMETHING HE CAN'T

PARTICIPATE IN.

Reporter: DOCTORS AND

NURSES DON'T HAVE TO

PERFORM ABORTIONS.

AND PA PASSIVISTS DON'T HAVE

TO FIGHT IN WARS.

WE DON'T HAVE A

PROCEDURE FORCING PEOPLE

TO CELEBRATE SOMEBODY

ELSE'S RELIGIOUS EVENT.

Reporter: SHE POINTS

OUT HOW THE SAME CIVIL

RIGHTS COMMISSION ALLOWED

ANOTHER DENVER BAKERY TO

REFUSE TO BAKE A CAKE WITH

AN ANTI-GAY MESSAGE.

COURT WATCHERS SAY NO

MATTER HOW YOU SLICE IT,

THIS CASE CENTERS AROUND

JUSTICE ANTHONY KENNEDY.

HE SUPPORTED GAY RIGHTS,

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, AND

FREE SPEECH.

PHILLIPS SAYS HE HAS

LEARNED A LOT ABOUT

TRUSTING GOD IN THE LAST

FIVE YEARS, AND WILL TRUST

HIM NOW FOR THIS ONE.

I'M AN ARTIST AND I'M A

CHRISTIAN AT THE SAME

TIME.

AND THERE -- I HOPE THAT

THE COURT REALIZES THAT

EVERYBODY HAS THOSE LINES

THAT WE DRAW.

Reporter: IF THE

COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF

PHILLIPS, IT WILL NO DOUBT

MOVE OUR COUNTRY TOWARDS A

MORE ROBUST UNDERSTANDING

OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, AND

PHILLIPS' REPORTERS SAY

THAT IS GOOD NEWS FOR

PEOPLE OF ALL FAITHS.

REPORTING IN WASHINGTON,

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: HEATHER, THANK

YOU.

BE SURE TO STAY WITH CBN

NEWS FOR THE COURT'S

DECISION AND ANALYSIS.

> STAY WITH US.

WE WILL BE BACK WITH MORE

OF CBN "NEWSWATCH."

Efrem: WELCOME BACK

TO CBN "NEWSWATCH."

IT IS TIME NOW FOR YOUR

WEDNESDAY WORD.

AND TODAY'S WORD IS AWE.

CONTEMPLATE THIS: I STAND

TODAY IN AWE OF GOD'S

GRACE, MERCY AND PEACE.

I AM CAPTIVATED BY HIS

LOVE AND OVERWHELMED IN

HIS PRESENCE.

THERE IS NO GOD LIKE HIM,

NONE GREATER IN HEAVEN OR

ON EARTH.

WITH THAT HEART, I

ENCOURAGE YOU TO MAKE THIS

A WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY AND

A FABULOUS REST OF THE

WEEK.

IT IS PERFECTLY WITHIN

YOUR POWER TO DO SO.

GOD HAS GIVEN YOU THAT

POWER, AND IT IS UP TO

YOU.

> THAT IS GOING TO DO IT

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