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Christian World News - June 1, 2018

The U.S. spearheads a movement for religious freedom around the world. See how Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is fighting persecution and calling out the worst offenders. Plus, a new study unveils the true impact of Hurricane Maria's deadly ... ... Read Transcript


THIS WEEK ON "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS," THE U.S. HAS

A MOVEMENT FOR RELIGIONS

FREEDOM AROUND THE WORLD.

SEE HOW SECRETARY OF STATE

MIKE POMPEO IS CALLING OUT

THE WORST OFFENDERS.

> PLUS...A NEW STUDY

UNVEILS THE TRUE IMPACT OF

HURRICANE MARIA'S DEADLY

FORCE ON PUERTO RICO, AND

WHY EXPERTS SAY THE DEATH

TOLL WAS HIGHER THAN THEY

EVER COULD HAVE IMAGINED.

> AND...WHILE MOST OF

EUROPE IS REJECTING

RELIGION, THIS STATION IS

PROTECTING CHRISTIANITY

AGAINST ALL ODDS.

*

WELCOME TO "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS," EVERYONE.

I'M WENDY GRIFFITH.

GEORGE THOMAS IS ON

ASSIGNMENT.

SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE

POMPEO IS TAKING A LEADING

ROLE IN THE FIGHT FOR

GLOBAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

AND IN A SURPRISE MOVE, HE

IS CALLING TOGETHER MAJOR

OFFENDERS, EVEN COUNTRIES

THAT ARE U.S. ALLIES, TO

PUSH FOR REREFORM.

REAL REFORM.

JENNA BROWDER SHOWS US

WHAT THIS MOVE COULD MEAN.

Reporter: IN 1998,

THEN SENATOR SAM BROWNBACK

HELPED CHAMPION A LAW TO

CREATE AN AMBASSADOR FOR

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

> TODAY HE HOLDS THAT

POSITION AND IS READY TO

TAKE ACTION.

WE MUST MOVE RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM FORWARD.

WE MUST DEFEND IT IN EVERY

CORNER OF THE GLOBE.

AND THAT'S WHY THE

SECRETARY IS HOSTING THE

FIRST EVER MINISTERIAL ON

ADVANCING RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM.

IT WILL BREAK NEW

GROUND.

IT WILL NOT JUST BE A

DISCUSSION GROUP.

IT WILL BE ABOUT ACTION.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO

IDENTIFYING CONCRETE WAYS

TO PUSH BACK AGAINST

PERSECUTION.

Reporter: A KEY GOAL

FOR THE EVENT WILL BE TO

CONVINCE HOW COUNTRIES

HURT THEMSELVES BY NOT

ALLOWING PEOPLE TO FREELY

WORSHIP.

YOU HAVE LESS TERRORISM

IF A COUNTRY IS

RELIGIOUSLY FREE BECAUSE

PEOPLE THEN CAN EXPRESS

THEIR FAITH.

AND INSTEAD OF FIGHTING IT

WITH TERRORISM.

THIS IS NOW IN ALL OF THE

ECONOMIC AND SCIENTIFIC

DATA.

Reporter: AND TODAY

ALSO MARKED THE RELEASE OF

THE LATEST INTERNATIONAL

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT,

HIGHLIGHTING PROBLEMS IN

COUNTRIES LIKE RUSSIA,

IRAN, AFGHANISTAN AND

NORTH KOREA.

WHILE BROWNBACK BELIEVES

NAMING AND SHAMING THESE

COUNTRIES IS IMPORTANT, HE

ADMITS SOME TYPE OF

PUNISHMENT SHOULD FOLLOW.

WE'RE PUSHING THEM

FORWARD.

Reporter: SECRETARY

OF STATE POMPEO CALLED IT

AN INTERNATIONAL HUMAN

RIGHT AND SAID HE WAS VERY

INTENTIONAL ABOUT MAKING

THE JULY EVENT HIS FIRST

OPPORTUNITY TO HOST

INTERNATIONAL FOREIGN

MINISTERS.

> IN WASHINGTON, JENNA

BROWDER, CBN NEWS.

THANKS, JENNA.

> NORTH KOREA IS ONE OF

THE WORST PERSECUTORS OF

CHRISTIANS IN THE WORLD.

FOR BELIEVERS THERE,

PROFESSING FAITH IN GOD

COULD CARRY A DEATH

SENTENCE, BUT ONE GROUP IS

DEPLOYING A BALLOON BIBLE

OFFENSIVE TO ENCOURAGE THE

COUNTRY'S SECRET

BELIEVERS.

HERE IS AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK

AT THEIR OPERATION.

Reporter: JUST BEFORE

SUNSET, A VANLOAD OF

CHRISTIANS FROM SEOUL

HEADS NORTH.

WE CANNOT SHOW YOU THEIR

FACES OR REVEAL THEIR

NAMES.

WHAT WE'RE DOING COULD

GET US INTO TROUBLE.

WHERE ARE WE GOING

TODAY?

WE'RE GOING HERE, SOME

FOUR MILES FROM THE NORTH

KOREAN BORDER AND CLOSE TO

THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE.

THE D.M.Z. IS ONE OF

THE MOST HEAVILY FORTIFIED

AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS

PLACES ON EARTH.

ONE MILLION ARMED NORTH

KOREAN TROOPS STAND READY

ON THEIR SIDE OF THE

D.M.Z.

THE SOUTH HAS JUST AS

MANY.

ONE FACTOR THAT COULD RUIN

THIS WHOLE THING IS THE

WEATHER.

ONE SLIGHT CHANGE IN

THE WIND DIRECTION COULD

MESS UP THE MISSION.

Reporter: PETER HAS

DUBBED THIS "OPERATION

DANDELION."

WE STARTED THIS PROJECT

BACK IN 1991, AND JUST AS

A DANDELION NEEDS THE WIND

TO SPREAD ITS SEED, WE

NEED THE WIND TO SPREAD

THE MESSAGE.

Reporter: THAT

MESSAGE IS THE WORD OF

GOD, PRINTERED IN THE

KOREAN LANGUAGE ON

THOUSANDS OF BRIGHT ORANGE

BALLOONS.

IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE

TO GET BIBLES INTO NORTH

KOREA.

SO USING THE BALLOONS IS

ONE OF THE MOST AFFECTIVE

WAYS TO SHARE THE GOSPEL.

Reporter: A TANK IN

THE BACK OF THE VAN PUMPS

HELIUM INTO THE BALLOONS.

THE TEAM WORKS QUICKLY,

ALL THE TIME KEEPING TABS

ON THE WIND DIRECTION.

PRAYERS ARE WHISPERED OVER

EACH BALLOON.

AND THEN THE RELEASE.

A FEW MINUTES LATER, THE

BALLOONS BEGIN THEIR SLOW

DRIFT ACROSS NORTH KOREAN

AIR SPACE.

BY SENDING THESE

BALLOONS, WE LET OUR NORTH

KOREAN BROTHERS AND

SISTERS KNOW WE ARE

PRAYING FOR THEM.

THE SCRIPTURES ON THE

BALLOONS ARE MEANT TO

ENCOURAGE THEM.

Reporter: THE ERNEST

PRAYERS BEGIN HERE, AT

THIS UNDISCLOSED LOCATION

IN SEOUL.

EVERY WEEK, SINCE 1971,

THIS 78-YEAR-OLD, ALONG

WITH A HANDFUL OF OTHER

BELIEVERS, HAVE BEEN

PREPARING EACH BALLOON FOR

THE FLIGHT INTO NORTH

KOREA.

I WAS BORN IN NORTH

KOREA.

THIS IS A WAY OF GETTING

THE GOSPEL BACK TO MY

COUNTRY FELLOWMEN.

Reporter: THEY HAVE A

HOLE IN HERE THAT THEY

FILL HELIUM IN, PUT A TAPE

AROUND IT, AND OFF IT GOES

INTO THE SKIES OF NORTH

KOREA.

THE HELIUM WILL LEAK

OUT OF THE BALLOON AND

EVENTUALLY FALL TO THE

GROUND.

WHEN SOMEONE PICKS IT UP,

THEY'LL BE ABLE TO READ

ALL 16 CHAPTERS OF THE

BOOK OF MARK.

Reporter: PETER USED

BOATS IN THE PAST WITH

OTHER GROUPS TO LAUNCH

BALLOON OFFENS OFFENSIVES FROM

THE SEA.

IN ADDITION TO THE BALLOON

OPERATION, PETER'S GROUP

ORGANIZES A WEEKLY RADIO

BROADCAST THAT IS RECORDED

IN SEOUL, AND THEN

TRANSMITTED OVER

SHORT-WAVE FREQUENCIES

INTO NORTH KOREA.

THE RADIO BROADCAST IS

LIKE A REGULAR CHURCH

SERVICE.

THE NORTH KOREAN ROUTINELY

TRIES TO JAM OUR SIGNAL,

BUT WE HAVE OTHER MESSAGES

OF GETTING THE MESSAGE

ACROSS.

Reporter: CBN NEWS

OBTAINED EXCLUSIVE AUDIO

RECORDINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS

OF SECRET UNDERGROUND

CHURCH SERVICES INSIDE

NORTH KOREA.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Reporter: AND WHEN A

NORTH KOREAN ACCEPTS JESUS

CHRIST, HE OR SHE WILL

FACE PERSECUTION,

IMPRISONMENT, AND POSSIBLY

DEATH BECAUSE OF THEIR

FAITH.

PETER GAVE CBN NEWS

FOOTAGE THAT APPARENTLY

AIRED ON A JAPANESE

TELEVISION CHANNEL,

ALLEGEDLY SHOWING THE

EXECUTION OF NORTH KOREAN

CHRISTIANS.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Reporter: TRYING TO

GET PRECISE FIGURES ON THE

NUMBER OF CHRISTIANS TODAY

IN NORTH KOREA IS

EXTREMELY DIFFICULT.

BASED ON DATA GATHERED

FROM NORTH KOREAN

DEFECTORS AND

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS

GROUPS, WE ESTIMATE THERE

ARE APPROXIMATELY 30,000

CHRISTIANS BEING HELD IN

CAMPS, AND ABOUT 10,000

OTHERS WHO ARE HIDING

THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

Reporter: BACK ALONG

A STRETCH OF THE

NORTH/SOUTH KOREAN BORDER,

IT IS A LITTLE PAST

MIDNIGHT.

USING THE COVER OF

DARKNESS...PETER'S TEAM

CONTINUES TO DEPLOY

HUNDREDS OF BALLOONS AT

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS.

TODAY THE WIND CONDITIONS

HAVE BEEN GOOD.

OFTEN THE WINDS WILL

CHANGE SUDDENLY, AND WE

HAVE TO WAIT.

SOMETIMES WE COME BACK THE

NEXT DAY.

WE ARE PERSISTENT.

PEOPLE'S LIVES ARE ON THE

LINE.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO

THIS AND PRAYER UNTIL

NORTH KOREANS ARE FREE AND

THE CHRISTIANS CAN WORSHIP

JESUS CHRIST WITHOUT FEAR.

Reporter: GEORGE

THOMAS, CBN NEWS,

SOMEWHERE NEAR THE NORTH

KOREAN BORDER.

A BEAUTIFUL STORY.

> WELL, COMING UP, ONE

NATION STANDS AS A BEACON

OF FAITH IN EUROPE'S

INCREASINGLY SECULAR SECULAR

CULTURE.

PRO-LIFE GROUPS IN

IRELAND SAY THEY ARE

GRIEVING THE VOTE TO

LEGALIZE ABORTION IN THAT

STAUNCHLY CATHOLIC

COUNTRY.

THE IRISH PEOPLE VOTED

MORE THAN 2-1 TO APPEAL

AMENDMENT EIGHT, WHICH

BASICALLY BANNED ABORTION.

ELECTION OFFICERS SAY MORE

THAN 1.4 MILLION VOTERS

SAID YES TO THE APPEAL,

WHILE 724,000 WANTED TO

KEEP THE BAN IN PLACE.

THEY SAY THE VOTE IN

IRELAND REFLECTS THE GRIM

INFLUENCE OF THE CULTURE

OF DEATH.

ANOTHER PRO-LIFE GROUP

CALLED IT A PROFOUND

TRAGEDY FOR THE IRISH

PEOPLE.

> IN A AN INCREASINGLY

SECULARIZED EUROPE, ONE

NATION HAS REDISCOVERED

ITS CHRISTIAN ROOTS AND

REWRITTEN ITS CONSTITUTION

TO PROTECTO PROTECT THE FAMILY AND

THE UNBORN.

BUT EUROPEAN LEADERS ARE

NOT HAPPY ABOUT HUNGARY'S

RENAISSANCE OF

CHRISTIANITY.

Reporter: THERE IS A

NATION WHERE CHRISTIANITY

SEEMS TO NOT ONLY BE

HOLDING ITS OWN, BUT SOME

SAY IS THRIVING.

IMAGINE A GOVERNMENT THAT

IS UNABASHEDLY CHRISTIAN,

THAT WANTS TO PROTECT AND

EVEN NOURISH THE FAMILY.

WELCOME TO HUNGARY.

HUNGARY'S CONSTITUTION IS

EXPLICITLY CHRISTIAN, AND

SAYS THAT MARRIAGE IS

BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE

WOMAN, AND THAT LIFE

BEGINS AT CONCEPTION.

IT EVEN INCLUDES THE

PHRASE "GOD BLESS THE

HUNGARIANS."

HUNGARY'S CHURCH, WITH 300

BRANCHES, IS ONE OF THE

LARGEST PENTECOSTAL

CHURCHES IN EUROPE, WITH

70,000 ATTENDERS.

AND THE HUNGARY GOVERNMENT

HAS TAKEN ON THE ROLE OF

PROTECTING CREACIALTD.

PROTECTING CHRISTIANITY.

WHEN CBN NEWS BROUGHT TO

THE WORLD THE STORY OF

SWEDEN'S THREAT TO DEPORT

I'LEILEEN STRANSON BACK TO

ISLAMIC IRAN, ONLY ONE

NATION STEPPED UP AND

OFFERED HER ASYLUM:

HUNGARY.

THE HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT

SAYS TAKING IN PER PERSECUTED

CHRISTIANS IS OUR MORAL

AND CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY.

HOW DID WE PROTECT THE

EUROPEAN VALUES.

Reporter: ISHVAN SAYS

THAT HUNGARY HAS ONLY

RETURNED TO ITS ROOTS AS A

BASTION OF CHRISTIANITY.

AFTER WORLD WAR II, SOVIET

COMMUNIST DOMINATION.

SECRETARY OF STATE, SULTAN

COLVACH.

YOU HAVE TO SPEAK TO

YOUR TRADITIONS AND

LEGACIES.

EUROPE'S LEGACY IS A

CHRISTIAN LEGACY.

NOT NECESSARILY A

RELIGIOUS ONE, BUT MOST

DEFINITELY IN A CULTURAL

FORM.

Reporter: IT IS THIS

BELIEF THAT HAS HUNGARY

LOCKED IN A BATTLE WITH

THE EUROPEAN UNION OVER

MIGRANTS.

MR. ORBON HAS ACCUSED THE

E.U. OF TRYING TO ISLAMIZE

EUROPE.

AND HUNGARY HAS INFURIATED

THEM BY BUILDING A FENCE.

THEY TOLD BRUSSELS TO

ESSENTIALLY TAKE A HIKE

WHEN IT COMES TO OPEN

BORDERS.

HUNGARY HAS SEEN THE

TERRORISM AND CHAOS CAUSED

BY MIGRATION, AND HAS

SAID, NOT HERE.

MR. ORBON HAS ACCUSED

BRUSSELS OF BLACKMAIL.

SECURING THE BORDERS TO

STOP ILLEGAL MIGRATION IS

INDEED A SOLUTION, AND IS

THE ONLY WAY, ACTUALLY, TO

REINSTATE LAW AND ORDER AT

THE BORDERS OF THE

EUROPEAN UNION, AND NOT

THE OTHER WAY AROUND.

Reporter: KOVACH SAYS

WESTERN EUROPEAN NATIONS

ARE PAYING A HEAVY PRICE

BY PRETENDING THAT ISLAM

DOESN'T MATTER.

WE'VE BEEN LIVING

TOGETHER, OR LIVING CLOSE

TO ISLAM FOR CENTURIES IN

THE PAST, AND WE ALL KNOW

ABOUT IT.

THAT'S WHY IT DOES MATTER

WHO HAS COME IN, AND IN

WHAT MANNER PEOPLE ARE

COMING IN.

Reporter: ORBON IS

OFTEN PORTRAYED IN THE

WESTERN MEDIA AS SORT OF A

VERSION OF VLADIMIR PUTIN,

AN UNDEMOCRATIC STRONG

MAN.

HE FACTORED AN E.U. SUMMIT

A FEW YEARS AGO, AND THE

EUROPEAN PRESIDENT

REPORTEDLY GRATE GREETED ORBON

WITH, "HELLO, DICTATOR."

HUNGARY'S GOVERNMENT IS

SURELY NOT A DICTATORSHIP.

WHAT WE SEE TODAY IN

HUNGARY IS THE SHAMELESS

USE OF PUBLIC MONEY, OF

TAX MONEY, TO FORMULATE

PRO-GOVERNMENT MESSAGES.

THE HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT

HAS BEEN CONTINUING

WEAKENING THE CHECKS AND

BALANCES.

Reporter: BUT ORBON,

A MAN WHO EVEN HIS CRITICS

CONCEDE IS A SKILLED

POLITICIAN, DOESN'T HAVE A

SERIOUS POLITICAL RIVAL.

HE WILL PROBABLY REMAIN IN

POWER, MEANING HUNGARY'S

STANDOFF WITH THE EUROPEAN

UNION OVER MIGRANTS IS

LIKELY TO ESCALATE.

BUT IT ALSO MEANS THAT

HUNGARY WILL CONTINUE TO

HAVE A GOVERNMENT THAT

THINKS CHRISTIANITY IS

WORTH PROTECTING.

> DALE HURD, CBN NEWS,

BUDAPEST.

COMING UP, SEE WHY

OFFICIALS GOT IT SO WRONG

AND MISCOUNTED PUERTO

RICO'S DEATH TOLL AFTER

HURRICANE MARIA, BY THE

THOUSANDS.

IL

WELCOME BACK TO

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

A HARVARD STUDY IS CALLING

INTO QUESTION OFFICIAL

REPORTS ABOUT THE NUMBER

OF PUERTO RICANS WHO DIED

AFTER HURRICANE MARIA

RAVAGED THE ISLAND IN

SEPTEMBER.

THE STUDY SAYS MORE THAN

4,000 PEOPLE DIED AFTER

THE STORM HIT.

THAT NUMBER IS MUCH HIGHER

THAN THE PUERTO RICAN

GOVERNMENT'S REPORT OF

ONLY 64 CASUALTIES.

EXPERTS SAY MANY OF THE

DEATHS WERE CAUSED BY

LIMITED ACCESS TO HEALTH

CARE, ELECTRICITY, AND

UTILITY SERVICES AFTER THE

HURRICANE DEVASTATED THE

ISLANDS.

A NEW HURRICANE SEASON

BEGINS THIS MONTH, AS THE

ISLAND OF PUERTO RICO IS

STILL TRYING TO RECOVER

FROM BACK-TO-BACK STORMS

LAST YEAR.

A MAJOR ISSUE IS CLEAN

DRINKING WATER.

AS HEATHER SELLS REPORTS,

AN UNLIKELY PARTNERSHIP IS

WORKING TO SOLVE THAT

PROBLEM.

Reporter: LAST

SEPTEMBER, HURRICANE

MARIA'S 150 MILE-AN-HOUR

WINDS LED TO WIDESPREAD

FLOODING, KNOCKED OUT

POWER, AND LEFT MILLIONS

OF PUERTO RICANS WITHOUT

CLEAN DRINKING WATER.

YOU SAW A DEVASTATION

THAT WAS LIKE A WAR ZONE.

Reporter: UNION

LEADER, RANDY WINEGARTEN

VISITED JUST THREE WEEKS

AFTER MARIA.

NOT KNOWING HOW INVOLVED

SHE MIGHT BECOME OR WHO

MIGHT WORK WITH HER TO

HELP EASE THE SUFFERING.

BOTTLED WATER WAS

SELLING FOR UP TO $50 A

CASE IN THE LOWEST STORES,

FOR MONTHS AFTER THE

STORM.

Reporter: LIKE

WINEGARTEN, HOR RANAN WITNESS

WITNESSED THE STORM'S

DEVASTATING EFFECTS.

WINE GARTEN CHAMPIONS

LIBERAL CAUSES, AND COUNTS

HILLARY CLINTON AS A LONG

TIME FRIEND.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS AN

EVANGELICAL HUMANITARIAN

ORGANIZATION, WITH A

NUMBER OF CONSERVATIVE

FRIENDS AND DONORS.

ONE THING, HOWEVER,

BROUGHT HORAN AND

WINEGARTEN TOGETHER:

CONCERN FOR PUERTO RICO,

AND A FRIENDSHIP WITH SAN

JUAN'S MAYOR.

IT WAS LITERALLY LIKE A

BLESSING.

BECAUSE WE MET WITH THE

MAYOR, LITERALLY SEVERAL

HOURS BEFORE I LEFT ON

SUNDAY.

RANDY SAID, WHAT CAN WE

DO IN THE U.S. TO HELP YOU

OPEN THOSE SCHOOLS?

THE MAYOR SAID, WE COULD

OPEN WITHOUT ELECTRICITY,

WE CAN OPEN WITHOUT FANS

AND WITHOUT LIGHTS, BUT WE

CANNOT OPEN WITHOUT SAFE

WATER.

AND SHE SAID, AND THIS

GUY -- AND SHE POINTED TO

BILL HORAN FROM "OPERATION

BLESSING,", AND SHE SAID,

AND THIS GUY CAN SHOW YOU

THE THINGS THAT WOULD WORK

HERE.

Reporter: WITHIN A WE

WILL BE RIGHT BACK.

THE A.F. T. AND "OPERATION

BLESSING" STARTED

"OPERATION AGUA."

WINEGARTEN REMEMBERS A

FLANK CONVERSATION WITH

HORAN BEFORE THE OFFICIAL

LAUNCH.

AND I SAID TO HIM, YOU

KNOW WHO I AM, AND I KNOW

WHO YOU ARE.

AND WHEN WE HEAR ON

TWITTER OR Facebook OR,

YOU KNOW, OTHER SNARKY

COMMENTS ABOUT HOW DARE

YOU WORK WITH EACH OTHER,

GIVEN THE IDIOLOGICAL

DIFFERENCES, I SAID TO

HIM, BILL, I'M IN.

WHAT SAY YOU?

AND BILL SAID, I'M IN.

Reporter: SINCE

HURRICANE MARIA,

"OPERATION BLESSING" HAS

BEEN DISTRIBUTING WATER

FILTERS IN COMMUNITY

CENTERS LIKE THIS ONE ALL

ACROSS PUERTO RICO.

THE A.F.T. HAS RAISED

ALMOST $2 MILLION TO SHIP

CLOSE TO 80,000 WATER

FILTERS.

EACH PUBLIC SCHOOL HAS

BEEN ABLE TO OPEN, AND

"OPERATION AGUA," WANTS

MORE.

HERE IS WHY IT MATTERS:

CONTAMINATED DRINKING

WATER IS A LONG-TIME

PROBLEM HERE.

BEFORE THE STORM, BAD

MANAGEMENT, COMBINED WITH

GEOGRAPHY ISSUES, LED TO A

WATER SUPPLY IN FREQUENT

VIOLATION OF FEDERAL

STANDARDS.

AFTER MARIA, POWER OUTAGES

VIRTUALLY PREVENTED WATER

TREATMENT, MAKING IT EASY

FOR PUERTO RICANS TO GET

SICK FROM DRINKING THEIR

OWN WATER.

IF THEY DON'T HAVE

ACCESS TO DRINKING WATER,

SAFE SOURCES OF WATER,

THEY WILL GET INFECTED

WITH BACTERIA, WHICH WAS

THE CASE HERE AND IN MANY

OTHER COMMUNITIES.

Reporter: THANKS TO

"OPERATION AGUA," CLOSE TO

4,000 PEOPLE NOW HAVE

CLEAN WATER IN THEIR HOMES

AND SCHOOLS.

AND BY BRINGING TOGETHER

"OPERATION BLESSING" AND

THE A.F.T., THERE IS PROOF

THEY COULD PUT ASIDE THEIR

DIFFERENCES FOR THE BETTER

GOOD.

WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF

COMMENTS FROM OUR

COLLEAGUES.

WE NEED TO ENSURE THAT

PEOPLE UNDERSTAND YOU CAN

FIND COMMON GROUND IN THE

CARING OF PEOPLE.

AND I THINK THAT THAT

STORY IS AS IMPORTANT AS

WHAT WE HAVE JOINTLY

DELIVERED TO THE PEOPLE OF

PUERTO RICO.

Reporter: REPORTING

IN PUERTO RICO, HEATHER

SELLS, CBN NEWS.

AND FOR MORE OF THESE

STORIES, YOU CAN CHECK OUT

OUR WEBSITE AT

cbnnews.com.

STAY TUNED; WE'LL BE RIGHT

BACK.

WELL, PASTORS WERE

CIRCLING THE U.S. CAPITAL

THIS WEEK, BUT IT WASN'T

FOR EXERCISE.

AS PAUL STRAND REPORTS,

THEY WERE PRAYING FOR THE

NATION.

Reporter: SOME

PASTORS ARE SO HEAVENLY

MINDED, THEY THINK THEY

AND THEIR CONGREGATION

SHOULD HAVE NOTHING TO DO

WITH THE WORLD.

BUT HERE IN WASHINGTON,

THEY'RE FINDING OUT WHY

SOME ARE SAYING THE

WORLD'S BUSINESS IS

ACTUALLY HEAVEN'S

BUSINESS.

THEY WERE EN CUMPE ENCOURAGED TO

GET POLITICALLY ACTIVE,

AND TOOK PRAYER RIGHT TO

THE U.S. CAPITAL.

CIRCLING IT AND PRAYING

ALL OF THE WAY.

THEY WERE PRAYING THAT GOD

WOULD CHANGE THE LAWS, THE

GOVERNMENT, THE CULTURE

AND THE NATION.

HELPING THEM TO LEARN HOW

TO GET POLITICAL IS DAVID

WALTON.

HE POINT OUS OUT PASTORS WERE

DEEPLY INVOLVED IN MOST OF

THE WORLD'S HISTORY.

THIS THING ABOUT

PASTORS NOT BEING INVOLVED

IS THE PAST 40, 50 YEARS.

THAT'S NOT THE PAST 340

YEARS.

AND THEN THEY GET

LIBERATED AND FEEL LIKE

THEY'RE FREE TO ADDRESS

SOME OF THE THINGS THE

BIBLE DROITIONZ.

ADDRESSES.

BACK WHEN I WAS IN

SEMINARY, WE NEVER TALKED

ABOUT HOW TO ENGAGE IN THE

CULTURE LIKE THIS.

PART OF IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

A FEAR OF GETTING IN

TROUBLE WITH SAYING THINGS

WE SHOULDN'T SAY, GETTING

INVOLVED WITH ACTIVITIES

WE SHOULD NOT.

BUT, I'LL TELL YOU, IT

REALLY IS A NEW DAY.

Reporter: BARTON TOOK

CBN NEWS BACK TO 1775.

THE BRITISH ACTUALLY

BLAMED THE PASTORS FOR THE

AMERICAN WAR FOR

INDEPENDENCE.

THEY NAMED THEM THE BLACK

ROBED REGIMEN.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE

DECLARATION OF

INDEPENDENCE, EVERY RIGHT

SET FORTH HAD BEEN

PREACHED FROM THE AMERICAN

PULPIT BY 1763.

Reporter: AFTERWARDS,

THEY WERE WARNED THAT THE

MID-TERMS IN 201 2018 COULD BE

JUST AS CRUCIAL AS THE

ELECTIONS IN 2016.

THANKS, PAUL.

THE BLACK-ROBED REGIMEN.

AS THE CHURCH GOES, SO

GOES THE NATION.

THANKS FOR THAT REMINDER,

PAUL.

> UNTIL NEXT WEEK, FROM

ALL OF US HERE AT

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,"

GOOD-BYE AND HAVE A GREAT

WEEKEND.

GOD BLESS YOU.

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