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The 700 Club - June 5, 2018

Six-time Grammy-Award winner Russ Taff remembers his long road to the top. Plus, a veteran journalist on the side of President Trump you don’t see. Read Transcript


Announcer: THE

FOLLOWING PROGRAM IS

SPONSORED BY CBN.

Wendy: COMING UP...A

VETERAN JOURNALIST ON THE

SIDE OF TRUMP YOU DON'T

SEE.

THERE IS THE REAL

DONALD THAT ONLY INSIDE

PEOPLE KNOW.

HE SAID EVERYTHING ABOUT

MR. TRUMP IS STRANGE.

Wendy: AND THEN...THE

MAN ONCE CALLED THE MOST

SINGLE CHRISTIAN VOICE OF

CHRISTIAN MUSIC, RUSS

TAFT.

WE'VE WALKED TOGETHER

THROUGH SO MANY THINGS.

Wendy: THE SINGING

LEGEND REMEMBERS HIS LONG

ROAD TO THE TOP ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

YOU DON'T TALK TO

ANYBODY ABOUT WHAT GOES ON

IN THE FAMILY.

Pat: WELL, WELCOME TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

AFTER BEING CASTIGATED BY

THE CIVIL RIGHTS

COMMISSION IN COLORADO, A

CHRISTIAN BAKER WON A

SIGNIFICANT VICTORY BEFORE

THE SUPREME COURT, 7-2

DECISION.

THE COURT RULED IN FAVOR

OF THE BAKER WHO SAID, I'M

NOT GOING TO BAKE A

SPECIALTY CAKE FOR A GAY

WEDDING.

AND THEY SAID NOT ONLY DID

THE COLORADO CIVIL RIGHTS

COMMISSION VIOLATE HIS

RIGHTS, QUOTE," IT DID SO

WITH HOSTILITY AND

CONTEMPT FOR HIS RELIGIOUS

BELIEFS."

QUITE A DECISION.

Terry: WHILE THIS

DECISION WAS A BIG WIN FOR

THE BAKER, JACK PHILLIPS,

IT DIDN'T GO AS FAR AS

MANY CHRISTIANS WANTED.

IT DOESN'T SETTLE THE OVER

ALL ISSUE FOR BUSINESS

OWNERS WHO HAVE

OBJECTIONS.

PAUL STRAND SHOWS US WHY.

I WAS THRILLED.

THE UNITED STATES SUPREME

COURT HAS DECIDED THAT WE

CAN ENTER THE WEDDING

BUSINESS AGAIN AND REALIZE

I SERVE EVERYBODY.

IT'S JUST THAT I DON'T

CREATE CAKES FOR EVERY

OCCASION THAT PEOPLE ASK

ME TO CREATE.

Reporter: THOSE WHO

STOOD WITH CHRISTIAN

CAKE-MAKER JACK PHILLIPS

CELEBRATED THEIR VICTORY.

THE COURT HAS GIVEN HIM

A PERMANENT WIN.

Reporter: KRISTIN

WAGNER REPRESENTED

PHILLIPS, WHO HAS BEEN

FIGHTING THIS FOR SIX

YEARS AND LOST HALF HIS

BUSINESS OVER IT.

IT HAS BEEN A LONG

PROCESS, BUT HE IS VERY

RELIEVED TO KNOW HE WILL

NOT HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN

HIS CONVICTIONS AND

HISTORY FAMILY BUSINESS.

THAT IS PRICE NO ONE

SHOULD HAVE TO PAY.

Reporter: PHILLIPS

REFUSED TO DECORATE ONE

SPECIAL CAKE TO CELEBRATE

A SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

THE COUPLE SUED, AND

COLORADO CAME DOWN ON HIM

LIKE A TON OF BRICKS.

EVEN ATTACKING HIM

PERSONALLY.

THE BIG MISTAKE THAT THE

COLORADO CIVIL RIGHTS

DECISION MADE, ACCORDING

TO THIS RULING, IS THAT IT

DIDN'T PROTECT THE RIGHTS

OF CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMAN

JACK PHILLIPS.

IT SAYS THE STATE OF

COLORADO REPEATEDLY

DISPARAGED HIS BELIEFS AND

RELIGIOUS CONVICTIONS,

USED ANALOGIES TO A RACIST

TO SHOW HOSTILITY TOWARDS

MR. PHILLIPS, AND THE

CONSTITUTION DOES NOT

ALLOW THAT.

COLORADO WENT TOO FAR.

THE GOVERNMENT STEPPED

IN AND SAID YOU HAVE TO

SET ASIDE YOUR BELIEFS TO

FIT IN THE GOVERNMENT'S

BELIEFS, AND THE SUPREME

COURT PUSHED BACK ON THAT,

AND SAID, NO, YOUR BELIEFS

MATTER.

THE SUPREME COURT

CHASTISED ITSELF AND SAID,

HEY, WE DON'T SET THE

CONSCIENCE FOR THE NATIONS

HERE.

Reporter: DEAN

MICHAEL HERNANDEZ 6789.

>HERNANDEZ.

THE CLEAR MESSAGE IS:

DO NOT TREAT CHRISTIANS

WITH CONTEMPT.

DO NOT TREAT THEM

DIFFERENTLY THAN YOU TREAT

OTHERS THAT BRING THEIR

PERSPECTIVES INTO THE

PUBLIC ARENA.

Reporter: PLENTY OF

GAY RIGHTS SUPPORTERS

EXPRESSED THEIR

DISPLEASURE.

AS JEWS AND AS PEOPLE

OF FAITH, WE KNOW THIS

ISN'T AN ISSUE OF THE

RELIGIOUS RIGHT VERSUS THE

SECULAR LEFT.

AND WE KNOW THIS IS NOT

THE TRUE MEANING OF

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

AS A JEW AND A PERSON OF

FAITH, I TAKE PERSONALLY

ANY ATTEMPT TO USE THAT

RELIGION TO DISCRIMINATE

AGAINST OTHER.

Reporter: RACHEL

LAZER, AHEAD OF AMERICANS

UNITED FOR SEPARATION OF

CHURCH AND STATE...

TODAY'S DECISION IS

VERY NARROW.

IT IS ONLY BASED ON A

RULING THAT THE COLORADO

CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION

WAS BIAS IN ITS OWN

FINDINGS.

AND THE COURT DID REAFFIRM

THAT BUSINESSES THAT ARE

OPEN HAVE TO BE OPEN TO

ALL.

Reporter: MEANING

THIS ERA OF PROSECUTING

RELIGIOUS BELIEVERS WHO

MIGHT TAKE SIMILAR ACTION

COULD CONTINUE.

THAT LED ANDERSON TO

SUGGEST WORDING FOR THE

NEXT DECISION.

WHAT IT SHOULD SAY IS

DISAGREEMENT IS NOT

CONGRATULATIONS.

DISCRIMINATION.

WE DO NOT HAVE TO PUNISH

PEOPLE.

Reporter: HE ADDS,

THIS IS A DAY TO CELEBRATE

A DAY THAT HAS BEEN WON.

CONGRESS IS A TWO-WAY

STREET.

Reporter: FOLKS SEEM

TO BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE

HAVE FREEDOM TO WORSHIP,

BUT AS BELIEVERS SHOOT

BACK, RELIGION HAS TO

PERMEATE EVERY PART OF

YOUR LIFE, AND THAT

INCLUDES YOUR BUSINESS.

AND WITH THIS 7-2 RULING,

THE JUSTICES SEEM TO HAVE

AGREED.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

REPORTING FROM THE SUPREME

COURT.

Pat: WE APPRECIATE

THAT.

AND, YOU KNOW, IT'S ONE

THING TO SAY, OKAY, GAYS,

YOU DO YOUR THING,

WHATEVER.

IT USED TO BE THAT THEY

WERE PUT IN JAIL AND

DISCRIMINATED AGAINST.

THAT'S OKAY, SO YOU'RE

GOING TO LET THEM DO THEIR

THING AND EVEN LET THEM

GET MARRIED AND HAVE

RIGHTS.

OKAY.

BUT THERE IS SOMETHING

ELSE THAT SAYS OTHERS HAVE

GOT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE

GAY CELEBRATIONS.

THEY'RE FORCED BY LAW TO

PARTICIPATE IN THE

HOMOSEXUAL LIFESTYLE.

WHEN GOVERNMENT BEGINS TO

DO THAT -- AND THAT'S WHAT

IT LOOKS LIKE THEY WERE

TRYING TO DO IN COLORADO,

AND WHEN THEY DENIGRATE

THE FAITH OF SOMEBODY,

PEOPLE'S RELIGIOUS BELIEFS

ARE VERY, VERY IMPORTANT.

AND THE FACT THAT SOME OF

THE RELIGIOUS BELIEFS

MIGHT PRECLUDE

PARTICIPATING IN CERTAIN

ACTIVITIES OF THOSE WHO

ARE NON-RELIGIOUS, THAT

DOESN'T PERMIT THE

GOVERNMENT TO DO THAT.

YOU KNOW, THE FIRST

AMENDMENT IS VERY

IMPORTANT.

IT SAYS, CONGRESS --

CONGRESS, THE UNITED

STATES, SHALL PASS NO LAW

PROHIBITING THE FREE SER

EXERCISE THEREOF.

IT IS A VERY IMPORTANT

CASE.

BUT, OH, IT JUST BREAKS MY

HEART TO THINK WE'RE GOING

TO BE FIGHTING THIS THING

FOR DECADES TO COME,

UNLESS SOMEBODY COMES DOWN

WITH A RULING THAT IS

REALLY ON POINT THAT SAYS,

NO, NO, NO.

YOU CAN'T DO THIS TO

PEOPLE.

BUT THAT'S NOT -- THIS

CASE DIDN'T SAY THAT.

> WELL, IN GUATEMALA,

RESCUE TEAMS CONTINUE TO

SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS OF

THE DEADLY VOLCANO.

JOHN JESSUP HAS MORE ON

THAT STORY FROM OUR CBN

NEWS BUREAU IN WASHINGTON.

John: THANKS, PAT.

AT LEAST 69 PEOPLE ARE

DEAD AND THOUSANDS MORE

EVACUATED FROM THEIR

HOMES.

CBN'S "OPERATION BLESSING"

IS ON THE GROUND PROVIDING

MUCH-NEEDED RELIEF AND

PRAYERS FOR THE VICTIMS.

AS CHARLENE AARON REPORTS,

THOSE LIVING NEAR THE

VOLCANO WERE NOT PREPARED

FOR THE ERUPTION.

Charlene: THIS VIDEO

CAPTURED THE MOMENT VOLCAN

DE FUEGO BLEW, SENDING HOT

MOLTEN DOWN THE MOUNTAIN.

URGENT RESCUE MISSIONS ARE

UNDER WAY RIGHT NOW, BUT

THE HOT TERRAIN IS MAKING

IT DIFFICULT.

THE DEATH TOLL IS EXPECTED

TO RISE AS RESIDENTS WERE

CAUGHT OFF-GUARD WITH

LITTLE OR NO TIME TO FLEE

TO SAFETY.

WE WERE SUFFOCATING,

COULDN'T BREATHE, SAID ONE

WOMAN.

THIS WOMAN SAYS 20 OF HER

FAMILY MEMBERS ARE

MISSING.

SHE BEGGED THE COUNTRY'S

PRESIDENT FOR HELP.

MR. PRESIDENT, MY FAMILY

IS MISSING, SHE SAID.

SEND A HELICOPTER TO THROW

WATER OVER THEM BECAUSE

THEY ARE BURNING.

MORE THAN 3,000 PEOPLE

HAVE BEEN EVACUATED WITH

MORE THAN 1700 IN

SHELTERS.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

HELPING TO BRING RELIEF TO

SURVIVORS, DELIVERING

THOUSANDS OF HYGIENE KITS,

FOOD, AND WATER.

WE HAVE SOME

TOILETRIES, LIKE SHAMPOO.

WE HAVE TOOTHPASTE,

TOOTHBRUSHES.

AND WE ARE ALSO INCLUDING

SOME CEREAL FOR THE KIDS

THAT ARE IN THE SHELTERS

BECAUSE WE KNOW THEY LIKE

THEM VERY MUCH.

AND WE WANT THEM TO FEEL

COMFORTABLE AT THE

SHELTERS.

Charlene: THEY'RE

ALSO URGING PEOPLE TO PRAY

FOR GUATEMALA AND ITS

PEOPLE.

THEY SHOULD BE PRAYING

FOR PEOPLE, TO RELIEVE

THEIR SUFFERING.

THERE IS A LOT OF PEOPLE

SUFFERING RIGHT NOW

BECAUSE THEY LOST THEIR

FAMILY.

THEY LOST THEIR HOME.

THEY LOST EVERYTHING THEY

HAD.

AND THERE IS A LOT OF

PEOPLE THAT IS MISSING.

Charlene: WITH

TRAGEDY ALL AROUND, HOPE

STAYS ALIVE FOR MIRACLES

LIKE THIS ONE: A BABY WAS

PULLED OUT ANY LIVE AND

UNHARMED.

CHARLENE AARON, CBN NEWS.

John: THANKS,

CHARLENE.

WE'RE DEFINITELY PRAYING

FOR MORE MIRACLES LIKE

THAT ONE.

PAT, BACK TO YOU.

Pat: I WANT TO SAY,

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS ON

THE SCENE.

HERE IS HOW YOU CAN

HELP -- THEY'RE DELIVERING

THOUSANDS OF HYGIENE KITS,

FOOD AND WATER,

COORDINATING VOLUNTEERS,

URGING PEOPLE TO PRAY FOR

GUATEMALA AND ITS PEOPLE.

AND YOU CAN PARTICIPATE,

IF YOU WANT TO, BY GIVING

TO "OPERATION BLESSING,"

INTERNATIONAL DISASTER

RELIEF FUND, AND THE

NUMBER IS:

1-800-700-7000.

"OPERATION BLESSING" WANTS

TO GO WHERE PEOPLE ARE

HURTING.

AND, YOU KNOW, I MET WITH

A GROUP OF THE "OPERATION

BLESSING" PEOPLE A COUPLE

OF MONTHS AGO.

AND I SAID, GIVE ME WHAT

YOU CONSIDER THE MOST

IMPORTANT ASPECT.

AND THEY, RIGHT DOWN THE

LINE, SAID, WE'RE AN

EMERGENCY RELIEF ARM, AND

WE GET THERE FIRST.

AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT

HAPPENS.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS ON

THE SCENE OF DISASTERS,

WHETHER IT IS A TSUNAMI

OUT IN THE PACIFIC OR IN

GUATEMALA.

THEY WANT TO HELP WHERE

PEOPLE ARE HURTING.

> WELL, LET'S GO TO

SOMETHING NOT QUITE AS

PLEASANT AS RELIEF

EFFORTS.

John: PAT, PRESIDENT

TRUMP HAS UNINVITED THE

PHILADELPHIA EAGLE'S TEAM

TO THE WHITE HOUSE.

THE SUPER BOWL-WINNING

TEAM WAS SET TO MEET WITH

THE PRESIDENT TODAY, BUT

FEWER THAN 10 PLAYERS

PLANNED TO SHOW UP.

THE REST BACKING OUT

BECAUSE OF PRESIDENT

TRUMP'S CRITICISM OF

PLAYERS WHO DIDN'T STAND

FOR THE ANTHEM.

THE PRESIDENT TWEETED:

"STAYING IN THE LOCKER

ROOM FOR THE PLAYING OF

OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM IS AS

DISRESPECTFUL TO OUR

COUNTRY AS KNEELING."

> WELL, THERE IS GOOD

NEWS FOR SOME WOMEN

DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST

CANCER.

NEW RESEARCH SHOWS

CHEMOTHERAPY MAY NO LONGER

BE NEEDED.

LORIE JOHNSON EXPLAINS

WHY.

Lorie: THE

LONG-AWAITED STUDY FROM

THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF

MEDICINE FOLLOWED NEARLY

10,000 WOMEN FOR ABOUT A

DECADE.

IT FOUND MOST WOMEN WITH

SMALL TUMORS, WHO'S CANCER

HAD NOT SPREAD TO THE

LYMPH NODES, DID JUST AS

WELL WITH ONLY HORMONE

THERAPY AS PATIENTS WHO

RECEIVED THAT TREATMENT

PLUS CHEMOTHERAPY.

THIS IS DEFINITELY GOOD

NEWS.

THIS STUDY IS SOMETHING

WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR FOR

SEVERAL YEARS TO GIVE US

SOME DIRECTION ON WHERE TO

GO WITH PATIENTS.

Lorie: CHEMOTHERAPY,

WHILE AN AFFECTIVE CANCER

FIGHTER, OFTEN CAUSES

WEAKENED IMMUNITY, BONE

LOSS, AND OTHER PROBLEMS.

THERE IS, OF COURSE,

THE ISSUE WITH HAIR LOSS.

THERE IS THE ISSUE WITH

NAUSEA AND VOMITING.

THE ONGOING FATIGUE, THE

CHANGES THAT IT MAKES TO

YOUR DAY TO DAY HOW YOU

FEEL.

Lorie: IF DIAGNOSED

WITH BREAST CANCER, WOMEN

SHOULD TALK TO THEIR

DOCTOR ABOUT A GENETIC

TEST TO FIND OUT IF THEY

MIGHT BENEFIT FROM JUST

THE HORMONE THERAPY, BY

PASSING CHEMO.

John: FOR MORE ON

THIS REPORT, LET'S GO BACK

TO PAT.

Pat: LORI IS HERE

WITH ME RIGHT NOW.

LORI, THIS IS AN AMAZING

THING FOR WOMEN.

CHEMO IS SO DEADLY TO

PEOPLE.

WHAT DOES IT DO TO PEOPLE?

Lorie: IT'S ROUGH.

FIRST OF ALL, IT MAKES YOU

FEEL TERRIBLE.

ANYONE WHO HAS GONE

THROUGH CHEMOTHERAPY KNOWS

THAT, YOU'RE SO TIRED.

AND THEN YOUR HAIR FALLS

OUT.

A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY THE

WORST PART ABOUT

CHEMOTHERAPY IS YOUR HAIR

FALLING OUT.

WE DON'T REALIZE HOW

IMPORTANT THAT IS TO US.

BUT FROM A MEDICAL

PERSPECTIVE, PERHAPS THE

GREATEST RISK IS THE FACT

IT LOWERS YOUR IMMUNITY

AND MAKES YOU MORE

SUSCEPTIBLE TO INFECTION.

SO A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE TO

STAY AWAY FROM PEOPLE

BECAUSE THEY'RE SO AT RISK

OF GETTING AN INFECTION.

Pat: MEDICAL

ESTABLISHMENT, IT WAS JUST

ROUTINE TO GIVE CHEMO.

AND NOW WHAT THEY'RE

SAYING IS WHAT?

DON'T GIVE THE CHEMO,

EXCEPT IN CERTAIN CASES?

Lorie: THAT IS WHAT

THEY'RE SAYING.

DOCTORS, FOR YEARS, HAVE

BEEN GIVING THEIR PATIENTS

A TEST.

IT TESTS 21 GENES TO SHE TO SEE

HOW LIKELY YOU ARE THAT

YOUR CANCER MAY COME BACK.

IF YOU'RE ON THE LOW END

OF THE SCORE, ALL YOU NEED

IS THE HORMONE THERAPY.

AND IF YOU'RE AT THE UPPER

END OF THE SCORE, YOU NEED

CHEMO AND HORMONE THERAPY.

SO FOR THE MIDDLE NUMBERS,

THEY DID THIS STUDY, AND

IT IS VERY RELIABLE, AND

THEY FOUND OUT GREAT NEWS:

YOU DON'T NEED THE CHEMO,

THAT THE HORMONE THERAPY

IS JUST AS GOOD.

THIS IS GOOD NEWS FOR

ABOUT 70,000 WOMEN WHO ARE

DIAGNOSED WITH THIS EARLY

STAGE OF BREAST CANCER.

I DID WANT TO SAY ONE

CAVEAT: EVEN IF YOU'RE IN

THAT MIDDLE RANGE, WHEN

PEOPLE OVER 50 ARE

RECOMMENDED TO JUST HAVE

THE HORMONE THERAPY, BUT

UNDER 50, USUALLY IF

YOU'RE PRE-MENOPAUSAL AND

YOU'RE DIAGNOSED WITH

BREAST CANCER, IT IS A

MORE AGGRESSIVE TYPE, SO

THEY'RE SAYING THEY SHOULD

STILL HAVE THE HORMONE

THERAPY AND THE CHEMO.

Pat: MY WIFE HAD A

LUMPECTOMY AND ALL OF THAT

STUFF, AND IT HAS BEEN 30

YEARS AGO, BUT SHE JUST

WENT AHEAD AND THAT A

MASTECTOMY.

AND THEN BREAST

RECONSTRUCTION.

IS THAT RADICAL?

WE NEVER HAD THE CHEMO.

Lorie: WELL, THESE

DAYS THEY WOULD DO THE

TRIPLE WHAMMY: THE

RADIATION, CHEMOTHERAPY,

AND THE SURGERY.

BUT WHAT WE'RE TALKING

ABOUT HERE IN THIS

INSTANCE ARE PEOPLE WHO

HAVE THE EARLY STAGES OF

BREAST CANCER.

PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE STAGES

THAT ARE LATER THAT IS

CORRECT WOULD OFTEN DO THE

SURGERY NOW AS WELL.

WHICH BRINGS UP THE POINT

HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO

FIND THESE CANCERS EARLY.

THE BEST WAY TO DO THAT IS

TO GET THAT YEARLY

MAMMOGRAM.

Pat: AND THEY WORK,

NO PROBLEM?

Lorie: THEY'RE VERY

AFFECTIVE.

THEY'RE NOT PERFECT, OF

COURSE.

MOST DOCTORS SAY GET THAT

MAMMOGRAM EVERY YEAR.

AND THE HORMONE THERAPY

THAT THEY DO IS AN

ESTROGEN BLOCKER BECAUSE

WE KNOW THAT ESTROGEN

FEEDS BREAST CANCER.

SO THOSE OF US WHO ARE AT

HIGH RISK, WHO HAVE HAD

BREAST CANCER IN OUR

FAMILY -- MY MOM HAD IT,

JUST LIKE DEE DEE, MOM HAD

IT YEARS AGO AND IS STILL

WITH US, THANK THE LORD --

BUT WE NEED TO KEEP OUR

ESTROGEN LEVELS DOWN.

STAY AWAY FROM SOY

PRODUCTS.

ESPECIALLY THE SOYBEAN OIL

CHOIL, WHICH IS IN SO MANY

OF THE PROCESSED FOOD.

AND RED MEAT RAISES OUR

ESTROGEN LEVEL, AND BELLY

FAT, BEING OVERWEIGHT,

THAT ALSO RAISES OUR

ESTROGEN LEVEL.

YOU'VE GOT TO WATCH THAT

STUFF.

Pat: YOU'VE GOT TO

COME BACK AND GIVE US A

TUTORIAL ON THIS.

> TERRY, WHAT'S NEXT?

Terry: COMING UP, AN

AWARD-WINNING

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER WHO

WORKED ALONGSIDE WOODWARD

AND BERNSTEIN HAS A FEW

CHOICE WORDS FOR HIS

FELLOW JOURNALISTS.

WE WOULD HAVE BEEN

FIRED IN A SECOND IF WE

HAD WRITTEN THE KIND OF

STORIES YOU SEE TODAY IN

THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA.

Terry: BEST-SELLING

AUTHOR RONALD KESSLER

GIVES A LESSON TO THE

MEDIA ABOUT DONALD TRUMP

AND UNVEALS THE UNSUNG

HERO IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

Pat: DONALD TRUMP'S

PRESIDENCY IS LIKE NONE

WE'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE.

THAT'S THE IDEA BEHIND

AUTHOR RONALD KESSLER'S

NEW BOOK CALLED "THE TRUMP

WHITE HOUSE: CHANGING THE

RULES OF THE GAME."

CBN'S JENNA BROWDER SAT

DOWN WITH RON TO TALK

ABOUT TRUMP, THE FIRST

LADY, AND HOW THE

MAINSTREAM MEDIA GOT SO

MUCH WRONG.

I WANT TO ASK YOU

BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE

HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT

IT...

Reporter: THE

MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS AT IT

AGAIN.

WHAT DID THE PRESIDENT

MEAN WHEN HE SAID SOME

PEOPLE ARE NOT IMMIGRANTS,

THEY'RE ANIMALS.

Reporter: RECENTLY

DEFLATING PRESIDENT

TRUMP'S WORDS ABOUT MS-13

GANG MEMBERS.

I HAVE A CHAPTER IN

THIS BOOK ENTITLED SCAM

ARTISTS, AND THAT'S WHAT

THEY ARE.

Reporter: AUTHOR

RONALD KESSLER CALLS THEM

OUT IN HIS NEW BOOK.

I SAT NEXT TO WOODWARD

AND BERNSTEIN, AND I WOULD

TELL YOU WE WOULD HAVE

BEEN FIRED IN A SECOND IF

WE HAD WRITTEN THE KIND OF

STORIES YOU SEE TODAY IN

THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA.

Reporter: THE

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR HAS

DEFINITELY BEEN AROUND

WASHINGTON, TAKE READERS

BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE

SECRET SERVICE AND THE

C.I.A. AND THE F.B.I.

ONE IS THE ONE YOU SEE

ON TV, WHO MAKES THESE

SOMETIMES OUTRAGEOUS

TWEETS AND COMMENTS TO GET

ATTENTION FOR HIS REAL

ESTATE BRAND AND NOW FOR

HIS PRESIDENCY.

BUT THEN THERE IS THE REAL

DONALD THAT ONLY INSIDE

PEOPLE NOW, WHICH IS

EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE.

AND HE WILL BE THOUGHTFUL.

HE'LL LISTEN.

SO ANYBODY WHO ACTUALLY

SPENDS TIME WITH TRUMP

REALIZES THAT THERE ARE

TWO DONALD TRUMPS.

Reporter: KESSLER

CALLS TRUMP THOUGHTFUL AND

GENEROUS.

HE TELLS THE STORY ABOUT

THE TIME MARTHA STEWART

ASKED TO TOUR TRUMP'S

MAR-A-LAGO.

HIS BUTLER TOLD HER TO

COME BACK AT 3:00.

LATER IN THE DAY, TONY

WENT TO SEE IF TRUMP

NEEDED ANYTHING, AND TRUMP

STARTED SCREAMING AT HIM.

YOU (bleep), YOU SHOULD

HAVE SCHEDULED IT FOR WHEN

MARTHA WOULD BE HERE.

AT THAT MOMENT, MELANIA

WALKED IN, AND SHE SAID TO

HER HUSBAND, I DON'T THINK

YOU SHOULD BE TALKING TO

TONY IN THAT TONE.

NOTHING MORE WAS SAID.

BUT THEN THE NEXT MORNING,

TRUMP HANDED TONY $2,000

IN $20 BILLS, WOULD YOU

BELIEVE, AND DIDN'T

APOLOGIZE, BUT THAT WAS

THIS APOLOGY.

I ASKED TONY, ISN'T THAT

STRANGE, $20 BILLS?

AND HE SAID, EVERYTHING

ABOUT MR. TRUMP IS

STRANGE.

Reporter: IF THERE IS

ONE THING PEOPLE SHOULD

KNOW ABOUT MELANIA TRUMP,

WHAT IS IT?

I THINK THE MOST

IMPORTANT THING ABOUT

MELANIA IS SHE IS A REAL

PARTNER IN THIS WHITE

HOUSE.

THAT SHE CONTRIBUTES EVERY

SINGLE DAY TO TRUMP'S

STRATEGY.

SHE WILL ACTUALLY TRY TO

GET HIM TO NOT TWEET SO

MUCH.

SHE'S NOT SUCCESSFUL AT

THAT, BUT SHE WILL TRY TO

GIVE HIM IDEAS, GIVE HIM

STRATEGY.

AND SO SHE IS REALLY

CONSIDERED, BY WHITE HOUSE

AIDES, TO HAVE THE VERY

BEST POLITICAL SAVVY IN

THE WHITE HOUSE, AS SIDE

FROIDEFROM STRUMENT.

>TRUMP.

Reporter: WHY STAY

SLENDESILENT ON STORMY DANIELS.

Reporter: AND HE SAYS

SHE IS MUCH STRONGER THAN

THOUGHT.

MANY THINK BECAUSE SHE

IS SO BEAUTIFUL SHE IS

BRAINLESS AND SPINELESS.

AND IT IS JUST THE

OPPOSITE.

SHE SPEAKS SIX LANGUAGES,

A LOT MORE THAN ANY OF

THEM SPEAK.

SHE IS INCREDIBLY SMART.

AND SHE HAS A BACKBONE.

Reporter: KESSLER

SAYS WHEN SHE WAS DATING

TRUMP, SHE BROKE UP WITH

HIM WHEN SHE LEARNED HE

HAD GONE OUT WITH ONE OF

HIS OLD GIRLFRIENDS.

SHE DIDN'T CARE ABOUT

THE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

SHE BROKE UP WITH HIM JUST

LIKE THAT.

IT TELLS A LOT ABOUT HER

CHARACTER, AND ALSO

IMPRESSED TRUMP.

Reporter: WHAT DO YOU

SAY TO CRITICS WHO SAY YOU

WENT TOO SOFT ON TRUMP IN

THIS BOOK?

THE BOOK IS A TRUTHFUL

ACCOUNT.

ON THE ONE HAND, IT SAYS

THAT TRUMP WILL BE SEEN AS

ONE OF THE GREATEST

PRESIDENT'S BASED ON HIS

RESULTS.

BUT IN OTHER WORDS, IT

GOES INTO THE STRANGE

QUERKS WE SEE WITH DONALD

TRUMP OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

Reporter: HE

ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO READ

IT COVER TO COVER.

> IN WASHINGTON, JENNA

BROWDER, CBN NEWS.

Pat: RONALD KESSLER'S

BOOK IS TITLED: "THE

TRUMP WHITE HOUSE:

CHANGING THE RULES OF THE

GAME."

IT WOULD BE NICE TO GET A

TRUTHFUL ACCOUNT.

YOU SEE WHAT THESE PEOPLE

ARE WRITING.

AND HE SAID, WHEN I WORKED

FOR THE "WASHINGTON POST"

IN THE OLD DAYS OF

WOODWARD AND BERNSTEIN,

THEY WOULD BE FIRED FOR

WRITING THE GARBAGE THAT

GETS WRITTEN.

JAY SEKULOW, WHO IS WHITE

HOUSE COUNSEL ON SOME OF

THESE MATTERS, TOLD ME

THEY HAVE TO KNOCK DOWN

BAD STORIES, ABOUT THREE

OF THEM A DAY, THAT COME

OUT.

THE INACCURATE INFORMATION

THAT SO-CALLED JOURNALISTS

COME UP WITH, AND THEY

HAVE TO KNOCK IT DOWN.

THEY'RE JUST NOT TRUTHFUL

ANYMORE.

THEY'RE NOT CAREFUL.

THE JOURNALISTS ARE NOT

CAREFUL.

THEY DON'T DO THEIR

RESEARCH.

THEY DON'T HAVE A

BACKGROUND.

AND THEY DON'T TRY TO GET

THE FACTS.

THEY PICK UP SOMETHING AND

THEY RUN WITH IT.

I'VE SEEN IT OVER AND OVER

AND OVER AGAIN.

IT IS SLIPPERY JOURNALISM.

Terry: SOMETIMES NOT

EVEN JOURNALISM.

JUST OVERT BIAS.

Pat: THERE WASN'T ANY

QUESTION, TRUMP SAYS,

QUOTE, "MS-13 ARE ANIMALS,

THEY'RE VICIOUS KILLERS,"

AND HE WAS DESCRIBING

THEM.

THE PRESS PICKED UP ON

THAT, AND SOME WRITERS

BEGAN TO SAY THAT THE

PRESIDENT WAS SAYING

IMMIGRANTS ARE ANIMALS.

HE SAID NO SUCH THING.

Terry: BUT WHEN THAT

WAS SAID, EVERYBODY ON THE

LEFT JUMPED ON BOARD.

Pat: ABSOLUTELY.

AND RAN IT OVER AND OVER.

BUT IT WAS SO CLEAR HE WAS

DESCRIBING A CRIMINAL GANG

OF PEOPLE WHO WERE

MURDERING FOLKS.

BUT THAT'S -- WELL -- YOU

KNOW, JESUS HAD HIS WORDS

DISTORTED.

YOU SAID YOU'RE GOING TO

TEAR DOWN THE TEMPLE IN

THREE DAYS AND REBUILD IT,

AND LET'S CRUCIFY YOU.

SO I HATE TO PUT TRUMP IN

THAT CATEGORY BECAUSE HE

DOESN'T DESERVE IT, BUT,

NEVERTHELESS, IT IS THE

SAME SORT OF THING THAT

HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR

2,000 YEARS.

NOTHING NEW.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT,

GOSPEL SENSATION RUSS TAFT

HAS BEEN PACKING CHRISTIAN

CONCERTS FOR DECADES, NOT

BAD FOR A KID WHO WAS ONCE

EXPELLED FROM CHURCH.

I COULDN'T SIT DOWN AND

FIGURE OUT WHY BECAUSE I

HADN'T DONE ANYTHING.

BUT THEIR TEACHING WAS, IF

YOU'RE GOING TO LEAD, YOU

HAVE TO BE PERFECT.

Terry: RUSS TAFT

OPENS UP ABOUT HIS CAREER,

HIS CHALLENGES, AND A

HOSPITAL VISIT THAT

CHANGED HIS LIFE.

Terry: RUSS TAFF IS

ONE OF THE BIGGEST NAMES

IN SOUTHERN GOSPEL

CIRCLES, BUT THAT DOESN'T

MEAN THAT EVERYONE HAS

BEEN A FAN OF HIS SINGING

VOICE.

IN FACT, HE USED TO LIVE

IN THE SAME HOME AS HIS

BIGGEST DETRACTOR.

RECENTLY RUSS SPOKE TO

WENDY GRIFFITH ABOUT HIS

TROUBLED CHILDHOOD, AND

THE MOMENT HE WAS ABLE TO

MOVE BEYOND HIS PAST.

Wendy: WINNER OF SIX

GRAMMYS, 18 G.M.A. DOVE

AWARDS, AND INDUCTED INTO

THE CHRISTIAN MUSIC HALL

OF FAME, RUSS TAFF HAS

BEEN HAILED AS THE SINGLE

MOST ELECTROFYING VOICE OF

CHRISTIAN MUSIC.

*

Wendy: HIS SUCCESS

STEMMED FROM HIS SKITS

WITH BANDS SUCH AS THE

IMPERIALS, THE GAITHER

VOCAL BAND, AND MANY SOLO

VENTURES.

*

*

GOD HAS JUST BEEN GOOD,

I MEAN, JUST GOOD, TO ME.

IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL OF

THIS, YOU LEARN, YOU GROW.

BECAUSE WE'VE WALKED

TOGETHER THROUGH SO MANY

THINGS.

Wendy: A LOT OF

TIMES, IT WAS JUST YOU AND

GOD.

UH-HUH.

Wendy: YOU HAD A VERY

ROCKY RELATIONSHIP WITH

YOUR FATHER, WHO WAS A

PENTECOSTAL PREACHER.

AND HE REALIZED YOU HAD A

GIFT, BUT HE WAS JEALOUS

OF YOUR GIFT.

WHEN I WAS YOUNG, MY

MOM USED TO STAND ME ON

THE ALTER --

Wendy: AT FOUR YEARS

OLD?

YES.

Wendy: YOU WERE

SINGING IN FRONT OF THE

WHOLE CONGREGATION?

RIGHT.

WHEN I WOULD DO GOOD AND

SING, AND PEOPLE WOULD

LOOK AT ME, HE WOULD

EMOTIONALLY PUNISH FOR,

LIKE, TO OR THREE DAYS

BECAUSE IT TOOK HIM OUT OF

THE SPOTLIGHT.

NEGATIVE MESSAGES LIKE,

YOU'RE NOT WORTH THE

BULLET TO SHOOT YOU WITH.

BUT THE REAL BEATING I GOT

FOR TELLING MY FRIEND MY

MOM AND DAD HAD AN

ARGUMENT -- THAT WAS FROM

MY MOTHER.

SHE TOOK BOOKS OFF THE

SHELF AND THREW THEM AT

ME.

AND THEN CAME OVER TO ME

AND STARTED THROWING

PUNCHES AT MY FACE.

SO I END UP BALLED IN A

CORNER WITH HER KICKING

AND STREAMING AND KICKING

AND STREAMING, YOU DON'T

TALK TO ANYBODY ABOUT WHAT

GOES ON IN THIS FAMILY.

Wendy: BUT

EVENTUALLY, SOME OF

THROUGH FAMILY SECRETS

WERE UNCOVERED.

THEIR CONGREGATION FOUND

OUT THAT RUSS' FATHER WAS

AN ALCOHOLIC AFTER HE

DIDN'T SHOW UP FOR WORK.

HE AND HIS ENTIRE FAMILY

WERE VOTED OUT OF THE

CHURCH.

SO YOU'RE 12 YEARS OLD,

RUSS, AND YOU'RE TOLD THAT

YOU'RE NOT WELCOME BACK IN

THE CHURCH EITHER.

HOW DID THAT AFFECT YOU AS

A YOUNG BOY?

WELL, IT'S DEVASTATING.

I COULDN'T SIT DOWN AND

FIGURE OUT WHY I COULDN'T

GO TO THIS CHURCH ANYMORE

BECAUSE I HADN'T DONE

ANYTHING.

AND THESE ARE LITTLE BITTY

PENTECOSTAL CHURCHES THAT

ARE COUNTRY CHURCHES, BUT

THEIR TEACHING WAS IF

YOU'RE GOING TO LEAD, YOU

HAVE TO BE PERFECT.

Wendy: DURING THAT

TIME, WHEN YOU ALL WERE

KICKED OUT OF THE CHURCH,

YOU COULD HAVE EASILY JUST

TURNED YOUR BACK ON GOD.

BUT YOU DID JUST THE

OPPOSITE.

WHAT HAPPENED?

MAMA HAD A KEY TO THE

CHURCH.

AND WE LISTENED ABOUT A

HALF A BLOCK AWAY.

AND I WOULD GO DOWN TO THE

CHURCH AND I WOULD OPEN

IT.

AND I WOULD CREEP DOWN TO

THE FRONT OF THE CHURCH.

AND I WOULD KNEEL DOWN OR

SIT IN A PEW AND I WOULD

JUST TALK TO GOD -- I

WOULD TALK TO JESUS.

> I WOULD TELL HIM HOW

SCARED I WAS AND THAT I

DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS

HAPPENING.

AND THE PAIN THAT I WAS IN

IN, THAT YOU CAN'T TELL

ANYBODY.

BUT THERE WAS, LIKE, THREE

YEARS OF JUST GOING DOWN

LATELATE AT NIGHT.

AND JUST TALKING TO JESUS.

AND IT REALLY CONNECTED HE

AND I.

Wendy: DESPITE ALL OF

THE TURMOIL, RUSS FORMED A

CHRISTIAN BAND CALLED

"SOUNDS OF JOY," WHEN HE

WAS 16.

THERE WAS ALWAYS

SOMETHING IN ME THAT

WANTED TO BRING PEOPLE TO

JESUS.

AND I TALKED TO MY DAD,

WHO HAD MOVED BACK TO

ARKANSAS TO START AGAIN,

TRY AGAIN.

HE WAS DOING GOOD.

HE WAS REALLY TRYING.

AND SO I INVITED EVERYBODY

OUT TO MONDAY NIGHT

SERVICE AT DA DADDY'S LITTLE

CHURCH.

AND THEY WOULD FILL THE

CHURCH UP EVERY MONDAY

NIGHT.

AND WE WOULD PLAY, AND I

WOULD INVITE -- I KNEW,

LIKE, THREE SCRIPTURES,

YOU KNOW?

BUT I WOULD PREACH THOSE

SCRIPTURES.

AND I WOULD SAY --

Wendy: AND PEOPLE

WOULD GET SAVED.

ABSOLUTELY.

THEY WOULD FLOOD TO THE

ALTER EVERY MONDAY NIGHT.

BUT IT WAS A GREAT

REVIVAL.

Wendy: IT WAS DURING

THIS TIME THAT THE HIT

GOSPEL GROUP "THE

IMPERIALS" CAME TO

ARKANSAS AND SAW RUSS

PERFORM.

THEY SAID, WE WANT YOU

TO COME TO NASHVILLE AND

TRY OUT FOR "THE

IMPERIALS."

Wendy: YOU HAD TO BE

FLATTERED?

I WAS, LIKE, ME?

ME?

ESPECIALLY GROWING UP

NOBODY WAS TELLING YOU YOU

DID GOOD.

Wendy: BUT THE

THOUSANDS OF FANS DIDN'T

HEAL HIS YEARS OF

EMOTIONAL ABUSE.

THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, HE

STRUGGLED WITH DEPRESSION

AND INSECURITY.

CHRISTIAN COUNSELLING

HELPED TO A POINT.

I'M TALKING ABOUT YEARS

OF WORK, NOT JUST GOING

FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS.

I'M TALKING YEARS, FOR ME,

TO DEAL WITH THE NEGATIVE

THINGS THAT HAPPENED, TO

REALIZE THAT I AM WORTHY

OF HIS LOVE.

Wendy: YEAH.

RUSS, WERE YOU ABLE TO

FORGIVE YOUR PARENTS?

I WAS ACTUALLY LONGING

FOR JESUS TO SHOW ME HOW

TO FORGIVE.

BUT I STAYED OVER IN

ISRAEL, AND I WOULD GO TO

THE TOMB AND I WOULD SIT,

AND I WOULD THINK ABOUT

HIM COMING OUT OF THE TOMB

AND I WOULD MEDITATE.

I WENT TO THE CROSS, AND

WHAT HE DID.

AND IT WASN'T UNTIL I WAS

FLYING HOME THAT I

REALIZED THAT THE ANGER

WAS GONE.

THE PAIN WASN'T THERE

ANYMORE.

AND THE HURT WASN'T THERE

ANYMORE.

AND I THOUGHT ABOUT MY

PARENTS.

AND I THOUGHT ABOUT THEM,

AND I COULD ACTUALLY FEEL

SORRY FOR THEM FOR WHAT

HAPPENED TO THEM.

AND I SAW THEM AS PEOPLE,

AND NOT AS MY PARENTS.

AND HEALING BEGAN TO COME.

Wendy: BY THIS TIME,

RUSS' FATHER HAD ALREADY

PASSED AWAY.

BUT THREE YEARS AFTER RUSS

TRULY FORGAVE HIS PARENTS,

GOD GAVE HIM THE ONE THING

THAT HE THOUGHT WAS NOW

IMPOSSIBLE, AFFIRMATION

FROM HIS DAD.

IT HAPPENED DURING A VISIT

TO A PASTOR HE HAD NEVER

MET, WHO WAS DYING OF

CANCER.

AND WHEN I WALKED INTO

THE HOSPITAL ROOM, I

FROZE.

I FROZE.

AND I WANTED TO TURN AND

RUN BECAUSE HE LOOKED SO

MUCH LIKE MY DAD.

SO I WALK INTO THE ROOM,

AND HE IS WATCHING MY

D.V.D. WHEN I COME IN.

Wendy: WOW.

AND HE SAW ME, AND HE

WENT, OH, RUSS, OH, RUSS,

AND TEARS STARTED ROLLING

DOWN HIS FACE.

AND I GO OVER TO HIM.

AND I HUG HIM.

AND HE SAID, RUSS, I'VE

TAUGHT MY BOYS HOW TO

LIVE, I TAUGHT MY KIDS HOW

TO LIVE, AND IF GOD

DOESN'T HEAL ME, I'M GOING

TO TEACH MY BOYS HOW TO

DIE.

IT SO RESONATED INSIDE OF

ME, THAT THIS IS A DAD,

THAT HIS DYING BREATH IS

FOR HIS KIDS.

WATCH HOW I DIE.

THIS IS HOW YOU DIE IN

JESUS.

AND HE PUTS HIS HANDS ON

MY SHOULDERS, AND HE

BEGINS TO PRAY.

AND I BEGAN TO CRY.

AND HE PULLED MY HEAD TO

HIS BELLY AND HE BEGAN TO

STROKE MY HAIR.

AND HE BEGAN TO TELL ME

HOW MUCH GOD LOVED ME.

AND I CRIED EVEN MORE.

AND HE SAID, I'M SO GLAD

THAT YOU USED FOR GIFT FOR

THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

JESUS LOVES WHAT YOU'RE

DOING FOR HIM, AND HOW

YOUR VOICE -- YOU KNOW --

AND YOU WERE PREORDAINED

TO DO WHAT YOU'RE DOING

FOR JESUS.

AND HE BEGAN TO AFFIRM ME.

AND I BECAME A MAN.

Wendy: A BETTER

HUSBAND, A BETTER

FATHER --

A BETTER FATHER, A

BETTER EVERYTHING, BECAUSE

DAD AFFIRMED ME.

Wendy: RUSS,

THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE AND

YOUR CAREER, WHAT HAS GOD

TAUGHT YOU THAT HAS HELPED

YOU THE MOST?

THE ONE THAT KEEPS ME

GOING, AND THE ONE THAT

CHANGES NEGATIVE THOUGHTS,

WHEN I AM TEMPTED TO GO

BACK IS: HE LOVES ME.

THAT HE WOULD MOVE HEAVEN

AND EARTH TO HELP ME.

AND IF I WAS THE ONLY

PERSON ON THIS PLANET, HE

WOULD K HAVE CAME AND DIED.

WHEN I KEEP THOSE THOUGHTS

IN MY HEAD, NOTHING --

NOTHING CAN STOP ME.

Terry: DO YOU KNOW

WHY NOTHING CAN STOP RUSS

WHEN HE THINKS OF THOSE

THINGS?

BECAUSE HE HAS EXPERIENCED

THE FATHER HEART, THE

AFFIRMING FATHER LOVE OF

HIS ABBA.

THAT'S A NAME THAT JESUS

USED WHEN HE TALKED ABOUT

GOD, WHEN HE SPOKE FROM

THE CROSS, EVEN, ABBA.

IT MEANS DADDY.

GOD LOVES YOU.

HE LOVES YOU RIGHT WHERE

YOU ARE.

HE SEES THE WARTS.

HE SEES THE BUMPS.

HE SEES THE FOOLISH

CHOICES THAT YOU'VE MADE.

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO

COME HOME TO THE FATHER

HEART OF GOD.

THIS IS SUCH AN

INTERESTING PICTURE THAT

RUSS PAINTS OF THE

ENCOUNTER HE HAD IN THE

HOSPITAL BECAUSE, YOU

KNOW, PSYCHOLOGISTS AND

PSYCHIATRISTS TELL US IT

IS THE MOTHER WHO NURTURES

THE CHILD IN US WHEN WE'RE

VERY YOUNG.

BUT WHEN WE COME TO A

CERTAIN POINT IN OUR

LIVES, IT IS THE FATHER IN

THE FAMILY WHO CALLS FORTH

THE SON OR THE DAUGHTER,

THE MAN OR THE WOMAN.

GOD GAVE THAT GIFT TO RUSS

THROUGH SOMEONE ELSE

BECAUSE HIS DAD DIDN'T

HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO IT.

BUT GOD DOES THAT FOR US.

HE SPEAKS TO US.

IT IS IN HIS WORD.

YOU KNOW, GET IN THE WORD

OF GOD.

FIND OUT WHAT HE HAS TO

SAY ABOUT YOU.

YOU ARE A TREASURE TO HIM.

TO THINK THAT HE SENT HIS

ONLY SON, THAT JESUS GAVE

ALL BECAUSE THEIR LOVE FOR

YOU IS SO DEEP, SO DEEP.

YOU WERE WORTH DOING THAT.

THE BIBLE TELLS US THAT

JESUS, THE GREAT SHEPHERD,

LEAVES THE 99 TO GO AFTER

THE ONE WHO'S LOST.

IS THAT YOU TODAY?

ARE YOU THE ONE WHO HAS

BEEN HANGING OUT, LOOKING

IN THROUGH THE WINDOW,

WISHING YOU COULD BE

ACCEPTED.

WISHING YOU COULD BE

LOVED?

YOU CAN HAVE THAT RIGHT

NOW TODAY.

IT IS AS SIMPLE AS ASKING.

AND GOD HAS WAITED AND

HOVERED OVER YOU.

AND LONGED FOR YOU TO

UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH HE

LOVES YOU.

THAT'S RUSS' MESSAGE TO

YOU TODAY.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHERE

YOU'VE BEEN OR WHAT YOU'VE

DONE BECAUSE NONE OF IT IT

IS BASED ON THE FACT THAT

YOU CAN EARN IT.

IT IS BASED ON THE KIND OF

ABBA DADDY GOD IS TO YOU

AND ME.

HE LOVES US BECAUSE WE'RE

HIS.

WE WERE HIS IDEA, CREATED

BY HIM, BIRTHED BY HIM,

BREATHED LIFE INTO BY HIM.

INTENTION -- WE WERE

CREATED WITH INTENTION.

DON'T MISS YOURS.

JUST STOP WHAT YOU'RE

DOING AND PRAY WITH ME

RIGHT NOW.

INVITE THE ONE WHO LOVES

YOU MORE THAN YOU'VE EVER

BEEN LOVED BY ANYBODY,

INTO THE MIDST OF YOUR

NEED, YOUR HEART, YOUR

EMPTINESS.

LET'S PRAY TOGETHER.

GOD, I WANT TO KNOW YOU AS

MY DAD.

I WANT TO KNOW THE LOVE

THAT YOU HAVE FOR ME.

I WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT

FEELS LIKE TO BE ACCEPTED,

TO BE FORGIVEN.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND ALL OF

THAT, AND I DON'T KNOW,

BECAUSE OF THAT, HOW TO

RECEIVE IT.

SO TODAY I'M JUST COMING

TO YOU WITH WHAT I HAVE TO

GIVE.

AND I'M JUST BOWING DOWN

BEFORE YOU AND SAYING,

JESUS, I NEED YOU.

THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME

ENOUGH TO DIE, TO GIVE

EVERYTHING YOU HAD SO I

COULD BE FORGIVEN.

I'M COMING HOME TO YOUR

HEART TODAY.

AND I'M ASKING YOU TO HELP

ME TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO

OPEN UP TO YOU, HOW TO

GIVE YOU ALL THAT IS IN MY

LIFE, THE GOOD, THE BAD,

AND THE UGLY, SO THAT YOU

CAN TAKE IT ALL AND MAKE

SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL OUT OF

IT.

BEAUTY FOR ASHES, THAT'S

WHAT YOU'VE PROMISED.

I WANT TO RECEIVE THAT

TODAY.

SO I'M GIVING YOU MY LIFE

AND I'M SAYING, I AM SO

SORRY FOR THE THINGS I'VE

DONE THAT HAVE BEEN WRONG.

TEACH ME YOUR WAYS.

CHANGE MY UNDERSTANDING,

THE WAY THAT I THINK, MY

ABILITY TO CONTROL MY

FEELINGS.

HELP ME UNDERSTAND WHY I

DO THE THINGS I DO SO I

CAN SURRENDER THEM TO YOU

AND THEY CAN BE CHANGED.

I GIVE IT ALL TO YOU

TODAY.

FILL ME WITH YOUR HOLY

SPIRIT SO THAT I CAN LIVE

FOR YOU.

THANK YOU FOR THE GIFT OF

ETERNAL LIFE.

THANK YOU FOR BEING MY

ABBA.

I RECEIVE YOUR LOVE TODAY,

LORD, IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE PRAYED THAT

PRAYER, THEN YOU'VE BEGUN

A GREAT JOURNEY.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A

DISCIPLE OF JESUS, TO

FOLLOW AFTER HIM?

IT MEANS WE BECOME MORE

AND MORE LIKE HIM, NOT

BECAUSE WE HAVE THE

ABILITY TO DO THAT BUT

BECAUSE WE LET HIM WORK

WITHIN US.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW HOW

TO GROW IN YOUR FAITH, NOW

THAT YOU'VE PRAYED THAT

PRAYER, "A NEW DAY" IS THE

PACKET WE'VE PUT TOGETHER

FOR YOU.

THERE IS ALL KINDS OF

WONDERFUL INFORMATION

INSIDE.

IT IS YOURS FOR THE

ASKING.

AND SO IS THE PHONE CALL

TO RECEIVE IT.

IT IS 1-800-700-7000.

WHEN THEY ANSWER, JUST

SAY, I JUST PRAYED THAT

PRAYER AND I'D LIKE "THE

NEW DAY" PACKET.

AND WE'LL GET IT OUT TO

YOU RIGHT AWAY.

IF YOU'RE STRUGGLING WITH

FORGIVENESS IN YOUR LIFE,

WE'VE GOT ANOTHER LITTLE

PAMPHLET FOR YOU.

CALL NOW.

> STILL AHEAD, TIME FOR

ANOTHER ROUND OF YOUR

QUESTIONS AND HONEST

ANSWERS.

ONE VIEWER SAYS, "WE

DEDICATED OUR CHILDREN TO

THE LORD WHEN THEY WERE

YOUNG, AND THEN WE WALKED

AWAY FROM THE FAITH.

WILL GOD FORGIVE US FOR

NOT RAISING OUR CHILDREN

AS CHRISTIANS?"

YOU'LL HEAR PAT'S RESPONSE

TO THAT AND MORE, WHEN WE

COME BACK.

Wendy: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

AFTER MORE THAN THREE

WEEKS OUT OF THE PUBLIC

EYE, THE FIRST LADY SHOWED

UP AT A WHITE HOUSE EVENT

LAST NIGHT.

THE EVENT WAS TO HONOR

MILITARY FAMILIES.

JOURNALISTS WERE NOT

ALLOWED TO COVER THE GOLD

STAR EVENT OUT OF RESPECT

FOR THE FAMILIES.

BUT THIS VIDEO POSTED ON

TWITTER SHOWED PRESIDENT

TRUMP STROLLING THROUGH

WITH THE FIRST LADY BY HIS

SIDE.

MELANIA HAD BEEN OUT OF

SIGHT SINCE A SHORT

HOSPITAL STAY LAST MONTH

FOR A KIDNEY ISSUE.

> Facebook IS MAKING

HEADLINES AGAIN AFTER

ANOTHER PRIVACY SCANDAL.

ACCORDING TO THE "NEW YORK

TIMES," Facebook SHARED

USERS' PERSONAL

INFORMATION WITH AT LEAST

60 MAJOR COMPANIES OVER

THE LAST DECADE, INCLUDING

APPLE, MICROSOFT, AND

SAMSUNG.

THE ARTICLE CLAIMS THE

COMPANIES WERE ABLE TO SEE

YOUR RELATIONSHIP STATUS,

POLITICAL LEANING, AND

UPCOMING EVENTS, AND EVEN

HAD ACCESS TO YOUR

FRIEND'S DATA.

Facebook SAYS THAT THE

"NEW YORK TIMES" ARTICLE

IS WRONG AND NO ONE HAD

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

WITHOUT USER CONSENT.

> WELL, YOU CAN ALWAYS

GET THE LATEST FROM CBN

NEWS BY GOING TO OUR

WEBSITE AT cbnnews.com.

PAT AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF TODAY'S "700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Pat: WELL, YOU'RE

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB."

AND, ONCE AGAIN, I WANT TO

REIREITERATE HOW GLAD WE ARE

YOU'RE WITH US.

> I WANT TO TELL YOU

ABOUT NELLIE, A YOUNG GIRL

WHO LIVES IN HONDURAS.

ONE DAY NELLIE BECAME SO

SICK SHE THOUGHT SHE WAS

GOING TO DIE.

WHEN HER FATHER HAD FOUND

OUT WHAT HAD MADE HER

SICK, HE AND HER WHOLE

VILLAGE WERE TERRIFIED.

Reporter: FOR YEARS

PEOPLE IN THIS VILLAGE IN

HONDURAS HAD ONLY ONE

SOURCE OF WATER: AN

UNDERGROUND HOSE FED BY A

POOL A MILE UP THE ROAD.

THE POOL IS FILLED BY

WATER, SEEPING THROUGH THE

SOIL.

ADULTS AND CHILDREN WERE

GETTING SICK FROM DRINKING

IT.

WHOLE FAMILIES SUFFERED

FROM IT.

WE DID NOT KNOW IT WAS BAD

WATER.

Reporter: WHAT PEOPLE

DIDN'T REALIZE ABOUT THE

WATER THEY WERE DRINKING

IS THAT IT HAD PASSED

THROUGH A CEMETERY, FILLED

WITH 300 MOSTLY SHALLOW

GRAVES.

FOR US, IT WAS A

TERRIBLE DISCOVERY, THAT

THE DRINKING WATER RAN

ACROSS THE GRAVES.

IT REALLY SCARED US.

WE WERE AFRAID OF THE

DEADLY SICKNESSES THE

FAMILY COULD GET.

Reporter: THEN

PABLO'S 10-YEAR-OLD

DAUGHTER, NELLIE, GOT ILL.

MY STOMACH HURT SO BAD,

AND I WAS VOMITING, TOO.

I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO

DIE.

Reporter: WHEN

"OPERATION BLESSING" MET

PABLO, WE CONFIRMED, BY

LAB TESTS, THAT THERE WAS

A LOT OF BACTERIA,

INCLUDING E.coli, IN THE

WATER.

SO WE FOUND A NEW SOURCE

OF WATER FOR THE

COMMUNITY, FAR FROM THE

CEMETERY.

WE RAN PIPES TO A HOLDING

TANK, AND THERE PURIFIED

THE WATER.

I OPENED THE WATER

FAUCET AND BEGAN TO DRINK

CLEAN WATER.

I WAS VERY HAPPY WHEN I

SAW THE WATER FLOWING INTO

THE GLASS.

WE HAVE PEACE OF MIND

NOW BECAUSE THE CHILDREN

IN OUR FAMILY ARE NOT SICK

ANYMORE.

Reporter: RECENTLY WE

WENT BACK TO VISIT PABLO'S

FAMILY, GAVE THEM A BIBLE,

AND SHARED THE GOSPEL.

THEY PRAYED TO BECOME

CHRISTIANS.

WHEN HE BROUGHT THE

BIBLE AND PRAYED WITH ME,

I FELT SOMETHING SPECIAL

IN MY HEART.

NOW I READ THE BIBLE WITH

MY FAMILY EVERY DAY.

THANKS TO "OPERATION

BLESSING" FOR THIS ACT OF

LOVE AND FOR HELPING MY

FAMILY.

Pat: CAN YOU BELIEVE

THE SUFFERING THAT PEOPLE

GO THROUGH JUST BECAUSE OF

WATER?

ONE OF THE THINGS WE'VE

BEEN A LEADER, AND

"OPERATION BLESSING" HAS

BEEN A LEADER, IN CLEAN

WATER.

WE'VE DRILLED THOUSANDS OF

WELLS TO HELP VILLAGES.

AND IN THIS CASE, IT WAS A

PIPELINE AND A HOLDING

TANK.

BUT, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU

DON'T HAVE CLEAN WATER AND

YOUR LITTLE CHILDREN ARE

OUT DRINKING THIS POLLUTED

STUFF, I MEAN IT IS JUST

TERRIBLE.

BUT WE'RE THERE TO HELP

PEOPLE, AND WE'RE HELPING

THEM BY THE HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS.

AND YOU CAN BE A PART.

IT'S SO EASY.

SO EASY.

IT IS JUST 65 CENTS A DAY.

JUST 65 CENTS A DAY.

YOU CAN'T GET A CAN OF

SODA POP FOR ANYTHING NEAR

THAT.

CERTAINLY IF YOU'RE A

SMOKER, YOU CAN'T EVEN

TOUCH IT.

BUT 65 CENTS, WHEN IT IS

ALL TOGETHER, IT MAKES $20

A MONTH, AND THEN TIMES

12, AND YOU'VE GOT $240,

AND THE NEXT THING YOU

KNOW, YOU'VE GOT SOMETHING

SIGNIFICANT.

IF A MILLION PEOPLE OR A

HALF MILLION PEOPLE GET

TOGETHER, SUDDENLY YOU'VE

GOT A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT

OF MONEY THAT CAN HELP

THESE PEOPLE, LIKE THOSE

FOLKS LIVING IN HONDURAS.

IT IS JUST THAT SIMPLE.

NOW, FOR THOSE WHO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB," WE DID A

PIECE ABOUT ANGELS.

I WAS READING TODAY ABOUT

AN ANGEL WHO APPEARED TO

JOSEPH IN A DREAM AND TOLD

HIM THAT, YOU KNOW, HAROD

WAS TRYING TO KILL HIM,

AND HE HAD TO GO TO EGYPT.

AND HE TOLD HIM, OKAY,

HAROD IS DEAD, SO YOU CAN

COME UP.

BUT DON'T GO UP INTO

JUDEA, BUT GO UP INTO THE

GALILEE AREA.

SO ANGELS ARE PROMINENT.

THIS IS A D.V.D. ABOUT

ANGELS.

SCOTT AND I WERE TALKING

ABOUT ANGELS, AND WE GAVE

SOME INSIGHTS INTO WHAT

THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT

ANGELS, AND WE'VE GOT

TESTIMONIES OF PEOPLE WHO

ACTUALLY SEEN ANGELS.

Terry: I HAVE A

TESTIMONY FROM SOMEBODY

WHO WATCHED ANGELS, THE

D.V.D.

MISTY SAYS, "THANK YOU FOR

THIS POWERFUL AND

INSPIRING MESSAGE.

YOUR ANGELS D.V.D. BROUGHT

HOPE, PEACE, AND A SENSE

OF REVIVAL TO MY LIFE.

THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS

YOU."

Terry: THIS FIRST

QUESTION IS FROM JEAN, WHO

SAYS, "MY HUSBAND IS VERY

RELIGIOUS.

HE WATCHES RELIGIOUS

PROGRAMS ON TELEVISION AND

READS HIS BIBLE SEVERAL

TIMES A DAY.

HE IS A VERY ANGRY MAN

WITH TEMPER OUTBURSTS

SEVERAL TIMES A DAY.

HE IS VERY RUDE AND CRUDE

TO ME.

WHEN I ASK HIM TO

APOLOGIZE FOR SOME CRUEL

THING HE HAS DONE TO ME,

HE SAYS HE REPENTED TO GOD

AND DOESN'T OWE ME AN

APOLOGY.

HE ALSO CLIMB CLAIMS THE DEVIL

IS IN OUR HOUSE AND MAKES

HIM DO THESE THINGS.

IS HE RIGHT THAT HE

DOESN'T HAVE TO APOLOGIZE

TO ME?"

Pat: THE BIBLE SAYS,

WHEN YOU COME, IF YOU HAVE

OUGHT AGAINST ANYONE, GO

BACK AND MAKE IT RIGHT AND

THEN COME BACK AND GIVE

YOUR GIFT.

IF YOU REMEMBER SOMEBODY

HAS OUGHT AGAINST YOU,

SOMETHING YOU'VE DONE TO

SOMEBODY ELSE -- BUT YOUR

HUSBAND HAS GOT A SERIOUS

EMOTIONAL PROBLEM, AND HIS

RELIGION IS FALSE.

HOW CAN YOU HAVE A TRUE

SPIRIT -- HOW CAN YOU SAY

YOU'RE A DISCIPLE OF JESUS

IF YOU AREN'T HUMBLE, IF

YOU AREN'T MERCIFUL, IF

YOU AREN'T KIND, IF YOU'RE

NOT LOVING?

THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS

WHAT THE HOLY SPIRIT

BRINGS US TO MAKE US LIKE

JESUS.

TO SAY THE DEVIL MADE ME

DO IT, THAT'S A JOKE ON

TELEVISION, BUT IT IS NOT

FOR REAL.

HE NEEDS HELP.

YOU'RE HUSBAND NEEDS TO GO

TO A PASTOR OR SOME GODLY

PERSON AND GET HIS LIFE

STRAIGHTENED OUT.

Terry: THIS IS A

VIEWER WHO SAYS, "MY WIFE

AND I ATTENDED A CHURCH

OVER 30 YEARS AGO.

WE WERE YOUNG AND KNEW

VERY LITTLE ABOUT THE

BIBLE.

IN THIS CHURCH, WE SAW

PEOPLE TAKING THEIR

CHILDREN TO THE ALTER AND

DEDICATING THEM TO GOD.

WE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND, BUT

THOUGHT THIS IS WHAT YOU

DO, SO WE DID.

SOON AFTER WE LEFT THE

CHURCH AND STOPPED GOING.

WE DIDN'T RAISE OUR

CHILDREN IN CHURCH.

I REALIZE LATER WHAT A BIG

MISTAKE WE MADE.

MY WIFE HAS SINCE PASSED A

WEIGH.

WAY.

WE CAME BACK TO THE LORD

JUST BEFORE HE PASSED.

WILL GOD FORGIVE ME FOR

NOT RAISING MY CHILDREN IN

THE LORD, EVEN THOUGH I

DIDN'T REALIZE AT THE TIME

WHAT WE WERE DOING?"

Pat: THE BIBLE SAYS,

IF YOU BRING UP A CHILD

THE WAY HE SHOULD GO, WHEN

THEY DEPART -- WILL GOD

FORGIVE YOU?

SURE HE WILL.

BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOUR

CHILDREN WILL BE MONSTERS

BECAUSE YOU SCREWED UP.

GIRLS WILL GET PREGNANT

OUT OF WEDLOCK, BOYS WILL

BE TAKING DRUGS AND THEY

WIND UP IN PRISON -- A LOT

OF BAD THINGS COULD

HAPPEN.

BUT DOES GOD FORGIVE YOU?

YES, HE'LL FORGIVE YOU,

BUT NOT NECESSARILY TAKE

AWAY THE TEMPLE OF

PROBLEMS YOU HAVE CAUSED

BY YOUR LACK OF CARE IN

RAISING YOUR CHILDREN.

CHILDREN ARE VERY

IMPORTANT, AND WE NEED TO

BRING THEM UP IN THE

NURTURE AND ADMONITION OF

THE LORD.

THEY NEED DIRECTION AND

CORRECTION.

THEY NEED INSTRUCTION, AND

THEY NEED A LOT OF LOVE.

IF YOU DON'T GIVE IT TO

THEM, THEY'LL -- IT WILL

COME BACK AND HAUNT YOU

AND BREAK YOUR HEART.

BUT DOES GOD FORGIVE YOU

FOR NOT DOING IT?

YEAH, GOD WILL FORGIVE

YOU.

YOU ASKED THE QUESTION AND

THAT'S THE ANSWER.

Terry: THIS IS LARRY

WHO SAYS, "I'VE HEARD MANY

STORIES ABOUT WHERE THE

ARC OF THE COVENANT IS,

BUT NO ONE HAS EVER FOUND

IT YET.

DOESN'T THE BIBLE TELLS US

IN REVELATION EXACTLY

WHERE THE COVENANT IS

LOCATED?

IT IS SAFE IN HEAVEN.

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON

IT?"

Pat: I DON'T HAVE ANY

THOUGHTS ON IT ANYMORE.

THERE WAS A SPIELBERG

MOVIE THAT WAS IN SEARCH

OF THE ARC, AND THEY FOUND

THE ARC, AND THEN THEY

FOUND UP PUTTING IT IN AN

ARMY WAREHOUSE.

[LAUGHTER]

Pat: I DON'T HAVE ANY

IDEA WHERE THE ARC OF THE

COVENANT IS, AND I DON'T

REALLY THINK IT MATTERS.

WHAT DOES MATTER IS THAT

JESUS CHRIST IS ALIVE, AND

HIS POWER IS AVAILABLE TO

YOU.

AND HIS KINGDOM IS AN

EVERLASTING KINGDOM, BUT

IT IS A SPIRITUAL KINGDOM.

IT IS NOT CONFINED TO A

BOX ANYWHERE.

> WE LEF YOU WITH

TODAY'S POWER MINUTE FROM

PSALM 31: "BE OF GOOD

COURAGE, AND HE SHALL

STRENGTHEN YOUR HEART, ALL

OF YOU WHO HOPE IN THE

LORD."

FOR TERRY AND ALL OF US,

THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON, AND

LORD WILLING, I'LL BE HERE

TOMORROW WITH WENDY.

TOMORROW WITH WENDY.

SEE YOU THEN.

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