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- [Narrator] Coming up, RoryFeek embarks on a new frontier.
- The new frontier for me is
sort of life going on without Joey.
- [Narrator] How the singerwilled himself back on stage.
- Your fingers knew what toplay, even after two years.
- [Narrator] And is coping withanother run as a single dad.
- I'd like to think I'm a betterfather now than I was then.
- [Narrator] Plus, theformer San Diego Charger,
who became senior pastor of Rock Church,
Miles McPherson reveals the third option.
- Everything is rooted inan us versus them mentality.
- [Narrator] On today's 700 Club.
- Well ladies and gentlemen,the reports are in
from the FBI.
You've probably seen that.
There's a highly confidential,it's like a one-page thing
in a safe, and only thesenators can look at it.
It's not available for the public.
Course, the president comes out
and says there's nothing in it.
So okay, thank you Mister President.
But we're looking at oneof those incredible things
that is coming down.
And so Mister McConnell says, "All right,
"I'm gonna put in cloture."
And then it'll take a couple of days,
so it looks like it'll beSaturday before they have a vote.
But in any event, that's what's facing us.
But ladies and gentlemen,here is the situation.
The Supreme Court of the UnitedStates has been instrumental
in some of the biggest decisions:
prayer in the schools, Biblereading in the schools,
abortion, Roe versus Wade,and then on top of that,
the case having to dowith homosexual marriage.
It's now a constitutional right.
You can go on down the list.
But they have been the focal point.
Now what's gonna happen
if you now have a three-to-three standoff,
three liberals, threeconservatives, and no swing vote?
That means that they will be stymied.
The Supreme Court won't go anywhere.
And it will be put backthrough the circuit courts.
And that means, in Californiafor example, the 9th Circuit,
which has been so radical,will be determining policy
on many, many, many issueswithout that other vote.
The vote of Kavanaugh, orsome similar judge, is vital.
But it will not be possibleto get somebody else through
for months on end.
And of course, the Democrats are hoping
that they will take the Senate
in these upcoming electionsand therefore will be able
to block any initiative thepresident wants to make.
But the president is campaigning hard.
And it seems like, to me,there are a number of districts
in play where the Senate may swing
more toward the Republicans,but we don't know that.
So it's a tossup, but itmakes you sick as your stomach
to think that the moral future of America
is being held in the handsof two or three senators
who are playing cutesywith some elusory claim
by a lawyer, I might add,who is representative
in one of the cases, Ibelieve, of attacking the women
who accused Bill Clintonof sexual harassment.
And yet, they are now making this woman,
who's making such a claim, into a saint
better than Joan of Arc.
Well we'll just see what's gonna happen.
But the vote's coming up.
And we'll talk more aboutwhether Lisa Murkowski of Alaska,
Susan Collins of Maine, and then
Jeff Flake, who is not gonna run anymore
and who said he'd vote for himand now has changed his mind,
we don't know what he's gonna do.
And then there are a coupleof Democrats on the fence
who I believe may well vote for Kavanaugh.
But Mitch McConnell is a master,
master of bringing the Senate along,
and he knows what to do.
And the vote will be scheduled,I suspect, on Saturday.
- Well the big question isthose five key Senate votes.
Those swing senatorscome from both parties,
and they could decide whetheror not Kavanaugh makes it
to the Supreme Court.
CBN's Jenna Browder brings us the story
on the confirmation battle.
- The countdown to the crucial vote is on
as senators review the FBI's report
and determine whether ornot Judge Brett Kavanaugh
will sit on the Supreme Court.
- I'm filing cloture onJudge Kavanaugh's nomination.
- [Jenna] The announcement,coming late Wednesday night
from Senate MajorityLeader, Mitch McConnell.
The FBI report is being closely guarded,
each senator given one hourto review it in a secure room.
Democrats are complaining loudly
that the FBI didn't interviewKavanaugh's accuser,
Doctor Christine Blasey Ford.
But the White House, reportedly,
doesn't believe the FBI probe
supports the sexual misconductclaims against Kavanaugh.
- Any response to thepresident's comments?
- [Jenna] Meantime, tensionmounts on Capitol Hill,
where police have stepped up security
and are now escorting some lawmakers,
because many senators,especially Republicans,
have been concerned about protestors.
- You guys really doinvade my comfort zone.
- [Jenna] On Wednesday, theyarrested a Democratic intern
accused of posting thepersonal information,
home addresses, and phone numbers
of three Republican senators.
The decision to confirmJudge Kavanaugh comes down
to a handful of senatorswho could vote either way.
Republicans, Lisa Murkowski,Susan Collins, and Jeff Flake,
and Democrats Joe Manchinand Heidi Heitkamp
all condemn the president'scomments he made
about Doctor Ford'stestimony against Kavanaugh
at a rally in Mississippi Tuesday night.
- How did you get home?
I don't remember.
How'd you get there?
I don't remember.
Where is the place?
I don't remember.
- The president's commentswere just plain wrong.
- To discuss something thissensitive at a political rally
is just not right.
It's just not right.
I wish he hadn't of done it.
I just can say it's kind of appalling.
- [Jenna] Even the president's close ally,
Senator Lindsey Graham,said he would tell him
to knock it off, though hewas quick to defend Kavanaugh.
- I don't like what thepresident said last night.
I'm the first person to say Iwanna hear from Doctor Ford.
I thought she was handled respectfully.
I thought Kavanaugh was treated like crap.
Yeah, well boo yourself.
- [Jenna] But the president's comments
may not have any impact onthe swing senators' votes.
The upcoming midterms play a big role
for Manchin and Heitkamp.
They're facing tough re-election battles,
and voters in theirstate support Kavanaugh.
The two swing Democrats may wait
to see which way the threemoderate Republicans go.
The full Senate vote toconfirm Judge Kavanaugh
could come as soon as this weekend.
In Washington, Jenna Browder, CBN News.
- Now our Capitol Hillcorrespondent, Abigail Robertson,
is with us now.
And Abigail, what do you hearas you walk around the halls
of the Capitol?
- Well we've heard thatthe report was delivered
around 2:00 a.m. last night.
And as you said, it will bekept in a very secure room
inside the Capitol.
Only senators and a verysmall handful of staff members
will be able to review the report.
The first group of Republicans
went in around 8:00 a.m.today to take a look at it
followed by a group ofDemocrats at 9:00 a.m.
The Senate Judiciary Committee members
will be the first to see this.
But that will sort of be thepattern throughout the day.
Republicans will getan hour with the report
and then Democrats, untilall 100 senators have seen it
and have had a chance to look through it.
- What do you hear, thegossip, going around?
What do you think the moodis in Capitol Hill right now?
- The mood is very, very tense.
There's a lot of anxietyon the Capitol right now.
A lot of people are just waiting.
They've been waiting veryanxiously to see this report
and to see if it helps JudgeKavanaugh or if it hurts him.
And I think a lot of senators,
I know the ones we've talked about,
Flake, Murkowski, and Collins,
they are not making anydecisions on how they will vote
for him until they review this report
and see what the FBI found out.
- What about security?
Those two women who accosted Senator Flake
at an elevator and claimedlike they were the victims
of sexual harassment,turns out they worked
for a George Soros left-wing group.
They were paid workers.
Are the senators worriedabout being accosted
by all these demonstrators?
Yes, yes, we have seen alot of increased security
on the Capitol.
There are a lot of membersthat are now being escorted
by the US Capitol Police.
So there's definitely heightened security.
They're even clearingreporters out of areas
that are normally open forreporters to freely roam
and try and speak to these lawmakers,
especially those senators,Flake and Collins.
And Collins, her office, they received
about 3,000 coat hangers,
and a lot of her staff membershave even been harassed.
We're seeing protestorsinvade senators' offices
and really take over.
It's a pretty nasty environment.
This has been going onthroughout that whole hearing.
But I wanna point out that,
as I've seen all these protests happening,
I've also run into a lot ofprayer groups on the Capitol
and just a lot of peoplewho are there praying
that God's will be done in all of this.
We're not hearing about them in the media,
because they're not beingarrested by the Capitol Police
or making a ruckus.
But I think it's important to know
that there are definitely some people
who are up there praying andjust trying to bring some peace
to this situation.
- What about the Democratic objections
that neither DoctorFord or Judge Kavanaugh
are being interviewed bythe FBI on this round?
Is there any merit to any of that?
- Well before these Democratic senators
have even reviewed the report,
a lot of them have alreadycome out and called it a sham,
saying just that, that DoctorFord was not interviewed
nor were any of thewitnesses that she suggested
they reach out to.
So they're saying thisreport is narrow in scope.
They don't really thinkit will add anymore
to this investigation.
And we're also seeing
that they're not blaming the FBI for this.
They're blaming the WhiteHouse and Republicans,
saying that it was the WhiteHouse and Republican senators
that called the shots forwho the FBI reached out to.
So they're not criticizing the FBI.
But they're saying just thatwhat the FBI was told to do
was very narrow andwill not really produce
a lot more information.
- Senator Grassley, ChuckGrassley has sent a message
saying, "Look, theConstitution gives the Senate
"the right for advice and counsel,
"not the Washington Post."
And yet certain of the health reports
of Doctor Ford have beengiven to the Washington Post,
but they refuse to givethem to the Senate.
Do you have anything on that?
- Yes, well we know Doctor Ford,she took her polygraph test
and she had a lot of other documents
that she was giving to the media,
but she was not sharing withthe Judiciary Committee.
And her lawyer said that shewould share those documents
with the FBI if they reachedout to her for an interview.
But because they didnot, they're not willing
to give those up to either the...
They're not willing to givethose and turn those over
to the Judiciary Committee.
They were only going to doso if the FBI reached out
and requested them.
- Well that's outrageous to start with.
Well, what do you think?
You got any estimate whetherRepublicans can carry it off?
- I think we're gonna knowa lot more later today
once we hear from those swing senators
on what they think of the report.
But we are seeing people,like Senator Manchin
and Heitkamp, they're making comments
like they might be in favorof voting for Judge Kavanaugh,
depending on what is in this report.
And, yeah, I think we'll know a lot more
in a couple of hours.
- Well Abigail, you're doing a great job.
Thank you very much.- Thank you.
- It's so interesting to me.
How did those protestorsget into Senate hearings?
- Well there's no security up there.
There's one guard at thegate, and once you're through,
I mean, you--
- In today's world, that'skinda shocking, isn't it?
- Well it is shocking, butthey don't have security,
and Supreme Court justicesdon't have security.
- Wow.- They just aren't there.
But the fact that those two women,
who accosted Senator Flake,and were instrumental
in changing, at least getting a delay,
were both paid workers from George Soros,
who is anti-everythingthat America stands for.
And that these people were paid workers,
and they become like these heroines.
And the amazing thing is
that there has been noclear cross-examination
of Doctor Ford.
And her former boyfriendsaid she was practicing
on how to beat a lie detectortest, I mean, practicing it.
And then she gives you this stuff about,
"Well I'm scared to fly."
And yet, when she callsthe Baltimore Airport, BWI,
you know good and well you're talking
about a seasoned traveler.
And she was scared ofbeing in small places,
but all that's, it was just a lie.
It was a series of lies.
But if anybody calls herinto question about that,
they're somehow racist, homophobic,
they're a White, privilegedmonster, or whatever.
It's just a travesty
that if a woman makes anaccusation against a man,
the woman's accusation must be believed,
regardless of who the man isor what the circumstances are.
And that's absurd.
It goes in the face of all ofour concept of jurisprudence.
But the senator fromHawaii thinks that's true.
Well he's a White male,
and therefore he should notbe believed about anything.
Well in other news, there'ssomething really unbelievable.
It's a new surgical procedurethat can help prevent strokes
and possibly save lives.
And so far, it's been a blessing
for one evangelical Christian leader.
This is an amazing report, John.
- That's right, Pat.
And that Christian evangelical leader
is none other than LibertyUniversity President,
Jerry Falwell Junior,who revealed Wednesday
that he recently underwenta new and very rare type
of surgery to repair a hole in his heart.
CBN's David Brody spoke withFalwell and has the story.
- [David] It started out asa normal classroom lecture
- I'll come out and we'll dothis and work on it together.
- [David] Two doctors discussinga ground-breaking procedure
called NobleStitch, whereholes in a patient's heart
can be literally stitched together
using a long suture catheter that enters
through the groin area.
The procedure, recentlyapproved by the FDA,
has been performed onless than 150 people.
It includes one very notable patient.
- President Falwell, you wanna join us?
- [David] Falwell's conditionmade him a perfect candidate
for the surgery, a migraine sufferer,
who had two small strokeswith no clear cause.
He mentioned it all to Doctor Ben Carson,
who spoke at Liberty'smedical school graduation
back in May.
The good doctor recommendedthe trendsetting procedure.
- If Ben Carson hadn't come to speak here,
and I never would have found the problem,
and he said I was very fortunate
I hadn't had a major stroke.
- [David] Falwell and Doctor Jim Thompson,
the only man in America whocurrently does this type
of surgery, sat down with CBN News.
Falwell told about thesupport he received last month
from a high-profile friend.
- I called the president thenight before the procedure.
11:30 at night, he answers his phone,
and told him about it.
He called me a week later, 11:30 at night,
said, "Jerry, I need you.
"You gotta take care of yourself.
"How'd it go?"
And he said, "Now BenCarson told you about this?"
I said, yeah.
He said, "Well then Iget the credit, right?"
I said yes.
I said, this is my rewardfor supporting you.
- [David] Falwell was lucky to be alive.
While we're all bornwith a hole in our heart,
most openings eventuallyclose on their own.
For roughly one in four people, however,
it never heals completely.
Doctor Thompson calls it apotentially serious condition.
- Anybody who has a strokewith an unidentifiable cause,
who has a hole in their heart,
should have their hole closed.
- Doctor Thompson, technically,if nothing was done here,
he's, what, at a very high risk for dying
of some sort of major stroke.
- Or just as bad, having a massive stroke
and losing the functionof his speech, of sight,
of a side of his body.
- [David] What makes NobleStitch unique
is the absence of metal in your heart.
Some patients get clots fromthe umbrella-like structures
or can be allergic to nickel.
Its inventor, ProfessorTony Nobles, came up
with the sewing idea at Disneyland Paris.
- And I came up with the idealooking at the Euro version
of the Indiana Jones ride,
where there were two loop-de-loops.
Oh, there's the suture, and I saw it.
In my mind I went, okay that's it,
invented it, and then the rest is history.
- What's life been like since?
- No more migraines.
I was back in the gym a week later.
I'm back to normal.
- Not to make it an Oprah situation,
but when you got introducedon stage earlier,
there was a hug there.
I mean, in other words, this is a man
that really came to your aid.
- He really did.
And he and I are close to the same age.
We like the same kind of music.
- 70s rock.
- 70s rock, yes, so we played that
when I was on the operating table.
I was wide-awake.
I could feel the devicecoming up through my chest.
And I asked for a little more sedation.
- Well you like 70s rock,
but not Stairway toHeaven quite yet, right?
- Pink Floyd, CreedenceClearwater Revival.
- [David] Falwell can thank NobleStitch
for a revival right here on earth.
David Brody, CBN News,Lynchburg, Virginia.
- Great report, David.
Pat, it is amazing tothink that this technology
was conceived or inspiredon a Disney ride.
- You couldn't make that up from fiction.
It's just extraordinary.
Well we congratulate JerryFalwell Junior for that.
But to think that people have strokes,
stokes are horrible.
They really do bad things to you.
I had one.
And again, I don't think I'vegot any holes in my heart.
But you have one, and you havethese various things going on
in your heart.
It doesn't take but alittle teeny blood clot
to run to the wrong side of a vein
and then blocks off the flow of blood.
And then those nerve cells begin to die.
And it's very serious.
But imagine that.
He's on a ride in Disneyand sees a double loop,
(Terry laughs)a double loop,
and that's how he (mumbles).
Well that is great.
Anyhow, that's the way medicine works,
(laughing) a little bit at a time.
John, what else you got?
- Well Pat, the death toll
in Indonesia's quake-tsunamidisaster is now more
than 1,400 and expected to go even higher
as rescuers search throughlandslides and debris.
With some 200,000 peopleneeding urgent help,
CBN's Operation Blessingteams in Indonesia
are among the first to bring that help.
Lucille Talusan brings us that story.
(shouting in a foreign language)
- There is a growingdesperation among survivors
of the massive 7.5 earthquakeand the tsunami that followed.
More than 70,000 aredisplaced and living in tents,
their homes flattened and destroyed.
The wait for help hasled to looting and chaos.
Clean water, food, andmedical help, among others,
are badly needed.
Despite difficulties and logistics,
Indonesia's OperationBlessing managed to bring aid
to survivors in Palu.
They brought in boxes of food, medicine,
and gave medical helpto the sick and injured.
This mother is relieved thatan Operation Blessing doctor
can dress the stitched forehead of her son
before it gets infected.
This lady's wounded legis finally being treated
after she sprained it whilerunning from falling debris.
The team also reachedSigi Biromaru District
where the quake leveled a church,
killing more than 30youngsters having Bible study.
There are still manyworse-hit areas isolated
due to damaged roads and landslides.
Operation Blessing teams are pushing
to reach more survivors inthese areas in the coming weeks
and bring them much-neededhelp, and to let them know
that there are people who care about them.
Lucille Talusan, CBN News.
- Thanks, Lucille.
Pat, the devastation thereis just incomprehensible.
- You know, that greatearthquake and tsunami
that took place, I think, on Christmas Day
that was so tragic, we had
a ship with supplies to Banda Aceh
almost within days of that.
And we were the first on thescene to help those people.
And we stayed there helping.
And Operation Blessing hasbeen out there helping people
This is the Ring ofFire, and it just looks
like there's gonna be tragedycoming, coming, coming.
And when there is tragedy,we wanna be there,
because the tragedy is goingto, not only be in Indonesia,
but it's also going to be in the US of A.
It'll be in Oregon.
It'll be California.
These tectonic plates, they're there.
The earth shifts, and that'sjust the way it's been made.
And the tragedy is terrible
and the loss of life in Indonesia.
But Operation Blessing, again,the address is very simple,
is Operation Blessing Disaster Relief,
CBN Center, VirginiaBeach, Virginia, 23463.
And to say the least, we need help
that we might help others.
- Well coming up, the caseof the missing manuscript.
Sounds like a Nancy Drewbook, doesn't it (laughing)?
How did an ancient documentwind up halfway around the world
in Washington DC?
- [Jeffrey] Well this is the mystery.
- [Ben] So it continues?
- Yeah, it continues.
- [Terry] See how the Museum of the Bible
is trying to crack aninternational whodunit.
- Well our next story, itmight sound like something
ripped from the pages of aninternational mystery thriller.
An ancient Biblical manuscriptwas recently discovered.
At the Museum of the Bible in Washington.
That manuscript hasbeen missing for years.
It used to be in Greece.
How did it get to Washington?
Ben Kennedy brings us this.
- The mystery began whenthe University of Athens
discovered their10th-century-old manuscript
had been stolen.
Then it turns up across theAtlantic right here, in DC.
- [Jeffrey] The manuscriptis right here in the front.
- [Ben] And the big question remains.
How did this thousand-year-old document
become a display at theMuseum of the Bible?
We know where it's at.
How did it leave the University of Athens?
- Well this is the mystery.
- [Ben] So it continues?
- Yeah, it continues.
- [Ben] The manuscriptdates back to the 1100s,
when a monk copied the four gospels,
Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
Odds are the book was used
at a Greek Orthodox church or monastery.
Fast forward some 800years, when it was donated
to the University of Athensand then went missing
sometime in 1991.
- They had put this manuscript on display
beginning in 1987 at asort of a anniversary
of the founding of the university.
And they loaned it tothe university museum
from the university library
along with three other manuscripts.
Four years later, they got anote from the museum registrars
that, well, we have threeof your manuscripts,
and we're just letting you know.
They didn't say anythingabout the fourth manuscript
not being there.
- [Ben] From that point,the relic was basically MIA.
- The word is stolen, right?
It was taken without permission.
Somebody stole it.
It's pretty easy toslip something like this
into a briefcase or a bag.
There's no detector,tracking system on it,
so it's easy to,unfortunately, easy to remove.
- [Ben] Documents revealit first resurfaced
at an auction in 1998.
Then it passed through ahandful of private collectors
before being donated to theMuseum of the Bible in 2014.
No one knew the truth because of tampering
and a missing page.
- That page may have hadsome identifying marks.
So it looks like someoneintentionally tried to hide
the identity of the manuscript.
- [Ben] Meanwhile, theUniversity of Athens
did some digging anddiscovered its missing property
could be in America.
- One of our scholars associated with us,
Doctor Tommy Wasserman,had posted information
about the manuscripts ona New Testament database.
And that's where the universityfound the information
and thought, "Well thislooks kinda similar to ours.
"And let's talk about this."
- [Ben] That talk led to a breakthrough.
And now the newly-founddocument has been returned home.
- These are the inheritanceof all of humanity, right,
the history of the Bibleand how it's been preserved.
- [Ben] And for beingmore than 1,000 years old,
it's in pretty good shape.
- [Jeffrey] Yes, it's parchment, which,
as long as it's properly cared for,
will be preserved for a very long time.
- Now the manuscript waspacked up and shipped back
to Greece on October 1st,and as you can imagine,
the university was tracking it closely
as it made its way home.
Before it returned to the rightful owner,
the rare manuscript was on display
at the Museum of theBible, where thousands got
to learn the story and see this piece
of Biblical history firsthand.
As for who took it, wellthat part remains a mystery,
one that scholars hope to solve soon.
Ben Kennedy, CBN News, Washington.
- Amazing, manuscriptstolen, artwork stolen,
some of the art from the museum in Boston
has never been recovered.
And, you know, it's just amazing
how valuable these things are,
but they don't seem to show up.
They go into someplace, likethe Museum of the Bible,
but it's an interesting mystery, isn't it?
- You can't even track
what happened- No.
- along the way now, eventhough it's been recovered.
- They don't know--- It's crazy.
- Well anyhow, it's backwith its original owners.
And I am so grateful for the Green family
for doing what they've donewith that Museum of the Bible.
It's just a fantastic place.
Spent hundreds of millions ofdollars putting it together,
and it's a great testimony.
And it'll be an enduringmonument for centuries,
because of the work they've done to...
God bless 'em, okay?
- Well up next, it's been twoyears since the tragic death
of singer, Rory Feek's wife.
He's no longer writing songs.
Instead, he's raising schoolhouses.
- I can also be part of, my blessing,
I want to be other people's blessings.
- Yeah, a shared life, right?
- Yeah, yeah, life is way better shared.
- [Terry] Scott Ross sits down
with the award-winningartist when we come back.
- Two years ago,
singer Joey Feek died in apublic battle with cancer.
Her husband, country music's Rory Feek,
was left to raise their children alone.
And as he told Scott Ross,he's now doing what he can
to keep the memory ofhis beloved wife alive.
- [Scott] Countrysinger-songwriter, Rory Feek,
loves life on the farm.
In this idyllic setting,
he's raising his four-year-olddaughter, writing,
performing again, and preparinga one-room schoolhouse
for his little girl and others.
In his latest book, Once Upon a Farm,
Rory reflects on lifewithout his beloved wife
and singing partner, Joey, who died
of cervical cancer in 2016.
- Once Upon a Farm, Lessonson Growing Love, Life,
and Hope on a New Frontier.
The new frontier iswhere you're going now,
where you are now?
- Yeah, the new frontier, for me, is
sort of life going on without Joey.
- Yeah, you're a songwriter,
but you haven't been writing songs.
- True.- Why?
- Well I just haven'treally had any desire
to write songs in a number of years.
I've been writing books.
And I've been writing a blog.
And that's actually filled,
filled me creatively.
I feel like, even writingthese stories in a blog
or chapters in a book, itfeels like songwriting.
So--- [Scott] You afraid of it?
- No, I've just beendoing (laughing) a bunch
of other things.- (laughing) Right?
- So I haven't had time.
And I actually, I justhaven't had any real interest
in writing songs these days.
I might down the road.
- We talked in the garage
that the Feeks had turnedinto a recording studio
and concert hall years ago.
When Joey got sick, Rorystopped singing and performing
for a couple of years.
In the fall of 2017,he decided it was time
to get back on the stage.
You've come back to singing alone
and with your daughter,
- Is that a strangeexperience for you now?
- It is.
It's a little strange,but it's also familiar
at the same time.
I didn't have to go farto start singing again.
We just walk across thedriveway, and it's right here.
This was the last placethat we sang together
in the fall of 2015.
And so the fall of 2017 I decided
to get back on stage again.
It was surreal
in one way, because I'm just used
to being on the stage with Joey.
But in another way, it was very familiar.
It was almost like we steppedoff the stage yesterday,
and now I'm stepping back in.
Your fingers knew what toplay, even after two years.
And your mind knew thelyrics of the songs.
And it just felt really comfortable.
And so I've just continued doing it.
So we do one weekend a month here.
Next weekend there'll be 300 people here
on Friday and Saturday nights.
And we'll be on stage tellingstories and singing songs.
- [Scott] Before meeting Joey,
Rory was a divorced single dad,
raising Heidi and her sister Hopie.
Parenting alone for the second time,
he says he hopes to do a better job.
- I feel like I didn'ttrain them that well.
I had a lot of my ownlife that I was living out
in front of them, making a lotof mistakes in front of them,
and they watched 'em.
So I was 33, really, beforeI started turning my life
over to Christ and reallytrying to be a different man.
- After 12 years of marriage,
Rory and Joey had theironly child, Indiana.
I wanted to ask you about her name.
Where did the name Indiana come from?
- Indiana is from my wife.
She was born and raisedin Alexandria, Indiana,
home of Bill Gaither.
When we had the baby, wewanted to name her Indiana.
And we call her Indy most of the time.
- And she is a Down syndrome child.
- Yes, she is.
She doesn't know she is, but she is.
She just has really pretty eyes.
- Now you're doing this without your wife,
a dad all on your own.
Now that's pretty challenging stuff.
- It is challenging, but Iwas a dad on my own before.
One of the things thatwas particularly tough
is when we found out that allthe chemo and the surgeries
and the radiation wasn't working.
And it looked like thingswere not gonna go well.
And we had come back home,
and we decided to discontinue treatment.
We were in the back, behindthe house on the back deck.
And Joey was really upset.
But she wasn't upset
because it looked likeshe wasn't gonna be here
when the baby's growingup and be here with me.
She was upset
because I was going tobe a single father again.
And that was tough.
But I told her, I said I'm perfect.
I already know how to do it.
I was a single dad for 12 years.
I'd like to think I'm a betterfather now than I was then.
I'm trying to be.
It is a challenge, butit just feels like life.
You know what I mean?
It's lonelier, because Iwish that we could share
in every beautiful, amazingmoment with the baby.
- [Scott] As he travels thisnew frontier in his life,
Rory rests in the fact thathe will never really be alone.
- My belief in God isjust as strong or stronger
through what's happened,
and also the belief that Idon't know what tomorrow holds,
but I still believe He'sstill giving us a great story.
- [Scott] When Joey died, fanssent Rory their condolences
through cards, letters, and money.
He decided to use it tobuild a one-room schoolhouse
on his farm for Indy and other children.
- And so we took that $100,000.
We got a bunch of peoplein the community together.
We had an old-fashioned barn-raising,
only it wasn't a barn.
It was a schoolhouse.
So that's pretty amazing.
Now the plan is Indy's gonna go to school.
It's gonna be a preschool the first year,
so there'll be a dozenlittle ones in there.
- [Scott] Special-needs kids?
No, or just any?
- Yeah, just any kids.
Some might have special needs.
Some might not, but it'snot a special-needs school.
- Ah.- And then hopefully
next year, when Indy's schoolage, it'll be multi-age.
So it'll be much more likea one-room schoolhouse
from 100 years ago.
- [Scott] Rory says the project isn't only
about his family.
It's about bringingthe community together.
- I can also be part of, my blessing,
I want to be other people's blessings.
- Yeah, a shared life, right?
- Yeah, yeah, life is way better shared.
(Scott laughs)It is.
- It's a remarkable story, isn't it?
If you'd like to readmore of Rory Feek's story,
pick up a copy of his latest book.
It's called Once Upon a Farm.
It's available wherever, excuse me,
available wherever books are sold.
- [Terry] Very inspiring.
- [Pat] I think so, lovely guy.
- Poignant story.- Yeah, okay.
- Well still ahead, apastor and former NFL player
tackles the racial divide in our country.
- Culture always tries toforce us to choose sides.
Are you for me or against me?
Everything is rooted in anus versus them mentality.
- [Terry] Miles McPhersonoffers the third option.
It's coming up later on today's 700 Club.
- Welcome back to The 700 Club.
A Utah man, suspected ofmailing poisonous letters
to the White House and thePentagon, is in FBI custody.
Officials identified the manas William Clyde Allen III.
Pentagon officials said that two envelopes
suspected of containingricin were discovered
and isolated earlier this week
at a Pentagon mail screening facility.
The letters appear to onlycontain castor bean seeds,
which have to be processedin order to become ricin.
Charges could be filed against Allen
if it's determined the letterswere intended as a threat.
Well Netflix has signed adeal to develop new TV series
and movies based on the famous series,
The Chronicles of Narnia, byChristian author, CS Lewis.
Netflix hopes the storiescan work both on TV
and in theaters, similarto what Marvel has done
with its superhero franchisein film and TV shows.
The deal marks the first timeone company holds the rights
to the entire seven booksof the Narnia universe.
The Narnia books have soldmore than 100 million copies
in 47 languages.
Well you can always getthe latest from CBN News
by visiting our website at CBNNEWS.COM.
Pat and Terry will be backwith more of today's 700 Club
right after this.
- We live in a racially-charged culture,
and sometimes that carriesa zero-sum mentality.
In other words, you mustlose in order for me to win.
But what if there was a third option?
Take a look.
- [Narrator] Miles McPhersonspent four years in the NFL
with the San Diego Chargersand was known as the Jesus guy.
Today, he's the senior pastorof Rock Church in San Diego.
One of the most pressingissues Miles has dealt with
is that of racism.
He grew up in a predominantlyBlack neighborhood
in Long Island, NewYork and went to school
in an all-White neighborhood.
Miles, who is mixed,couldn't fit in anywhere.
- Culture always tries toforce us to choose sides.
Are you for me or against me?
Everything is rooted in anus versus them mentality.
- [Narrator] In hisbook, The Third Option,
Miles encourages us tounify our communities
and to better love our neighbors equally,
starting with ourselves.
- Well please welcome back to The 700 Club
It's always just apleasure to have you here.
- It's so good to be here.
- And what a good book you'vewritten, The Third Option.
Before we talk aboutwhat The Third Option is,
I wanna ask you to justkind of recall being caught
in the nation's racial divide, really,
from the time you were a child.
- I grew up in a Black neighborhood.
I went to school in a White neighborhood.
And I'm mixed, so when I wasin the White neighborhood,
I got called names.
When I was in the Blackneighborhood, I got called names.
And so I had it...
I was experiencing it on both sides.
However, when I playedfootball, we all got along.
We had a common goal and a common enemy,
which was the other team.
And now as a pastor ofa multi-racial church,
I can't even tell you howmany nationalities we have,
we all worship God every day.
And so I see it, and I see how it works.
- For the past four yearsyou played in the NFL,
and so you are veryaware of what's going on
in the NFL today.
What do you think about all of this?
How do you react?
- Well I played 30-something years ago,
not the past four years.
I played (laughing)--- Yeah, well, yeah (laughing).
- I wish it was the pastfour years (laughs).
- [Terry] Yeah, (laughing) yeah, exactly.
- You know, football isprobably, and sports,
is probably the greatestuniter in our country.
And so I think that's what I focus on,
all the guys who are getting together,
if you watch games, Blackguys and White guys,
especially in football,that's mostly Black and White
and a few Hispanics, are family.
And they're committed to each other.
And they're committed to winning
and rooting for each other.
And that's what we need in our culture.
- Why doesn't that spill into our culture?
You know, why don't we...
Now instead, what'shappening in our culture,
which is so divisive on manyissues, not just racial,
is spilling into the whole athletic arena.
- Right, you know, andevery race conversation's
about us versus them.- Yes.
- Those are the two options.
The third option is that wehonor what we have in common.
All of us have moresimilarities than differences.
And that's what this book is for.
It's designed to give people tools
on how to understand how similar we are
and how we can build bridgesand break down the walls
- Is discovering our similarity the thing
that ultimately helps usappreciate our differences?
I mean, why do differences divide?
You don't have to worshipthe same way I do.
- Exactly.- It's your way, it's my way.
Why can we not appreciatethat in each other?
- You know, we're sinners, right?
We grew up with people who are like us.
And as soon as we grew upwith people who are like us,
we identify people who are not like us.
And there's the separation.
But if we realize that we're99.5% genetically the same,
more than anything, we'reall made in the image
of the same God.
And the image of Godin you is not inferior
or superior to mine.
So how can we learn how to build bridges,
break down the walls that aretelling us we're different?
You know, one of the, probably,the biggest things I learned
writing this book is that peoplecannot separate the concept
of being racially offensiveand not being a racist.
There are some people who are racist,
but most of us are just biased.
And we say things that are uncomfortable
with other people, are offensive.
But we don't necessarilymean it to hurt them.
And if people canseparate those two things
and learn and take aposture, "I wanna learn.
"How can I be more honoring to you?
"How can I be more loving to you?"
'Cause what you have to separate,
you have to be able to accept
that you can be raciallyoffensive and not be a racist.
So in this book, I lay outblind spots people have,
things that they say
that they may not realize are offensive,
things that they believethat may not be accurate.
You know, the greatestcommandment is to love God
with your heart, mind, and soul.
The second commandment is tolove your neighbor as yourself.
But if I rename yousomething less than neighbor,
I don't have to love you.
And so if we think ofthe names we call people,
the names we let the mediaput on people that we accept,
we dehumanize people.
And so I would challenge peopleto put the label, neighbor,
on everybody they see, and say,
"I gotta love you like myneighbor," and start there.
- That's an easy place to start from,
because, you know, it's notjust the names that we call,
it's attitudes that we harbor.- Exactly.
- How is your churchaccepting this third option
and making a difference.
You mentioned that yourchurch is racially mixed.
- Yeah, we call ourselvesthe Skittles church.
We don't even try to measurehow many people are in there.
And we serve together.
We have small groups together.
We worship together.
And they're accepting it like a champ.
I mean, every Sunday I sayturn to someone near you
that doesn't look like you.
That's not a hard thing.
They just have to turn right or left,
because it's right thereand give that person a hug.
Tell 'em you love 'em.
So we practice it every day,because when those people,
who some have been walkingwith the Lord for a long time,
and some haven't at all.
We have White supremaciststhat come to our church.
When they leave thebuilding, they have practice.
They were just in church withsomeone who is different.
And so when they go towork, or they go to school,
or they're managing someone different,
they say, "You know what?
"I just loved somebody and told someone
"that looked like you atchurch, that I love you."
So we're practicing diversity inclusion.
- Let me think thisthrough, yeah (laughing).
- Let me think thisthrough, 'cause it can work.
- Your wife, also, experiencedridicule growing up.
In what way?
- My wife's mother was White,
and she grew up in ablack housing project.
So she was the only White person, her mom,
in the whole housing project.
And she was in fights all the time.
Her mom was in fights all the time.
My wife was gettingescorted to and from school
in elementary school by the police.
Luckily, she didn't growup hating brown people,
'cause she married me (laughs).
But again, her story's in the book.
And her story, as wellas stories from people
from all kinds ofnationalities, give principles
in the book that comply to every person
all around the world.
And so all of us have things to learn
about how to honor each other better
and how to honor andacknowledge the humanity
that we all have.
That's the biggest thingthat we need to do.
- You know, your book justreminded me of that song
that we've sung for so many years,
Let There Be Peace On Earth,and Let It Begin With Me.
I mean, somebody's gottatake the first step, right?
- Yes, yes.
- So don't wait for you neighbor to do it.
Be the neighbor that takes the first step.
- And it's not gonna be the government.
It's gonna be us.
So I need to be ableto look at you and say
you're my neighbor and I love you.
- Yeah, you're my neighbor,
and I love you, Miles.- And you're Miss America,
(laughter drowns out other sounds)
- You're hilarious.
The book is amazing.
It's called The Third Option.
It opens discussion thatwe all need to have,
thought processes that weall need to go through.
It's available wherever books are sold.
Thank you for what you've writtenand for what you're doing.
- It's my pleasure.
- It's a light in the darkness.
Well still ahead, we've got your questions
and some honest answers.
One viewer writes, "I know the Bible says
"it's better to marry than burn with lust,
"but what if we can'tfind anyone to marry?
"Are some of us meant to be alone?"
Pat's gonna weigh in onyour pressing issues,
so don't go away.
Time for your questionsand some honest answers.
Pat, this first one comesfrom a viewer who says,
"Dear Pat, I know the Biblesays it's better to marry
"than to burn, and in youranswer to a question on Tuesday
"you mentioned that scripture.
"However, what about those of us
"who have just not been fortunate enough
"to find someone to marry?
"I'm in my 60s and have neverfound a godly man to marry.
"Are some of us just not meant to marry?
"I attend church regularly,
"but there are no singlemen my age there."
- Well I don't know what to say.
You know, the Apostle Paul said
that being single wasn't theworse thing in the world,
because if you're married,you've got to be concerned
about the opinions and thedesires of your spouse.
But if you're single,you can serve the Lord.
So I think there're many people,
certainly ladies who work
in the orders of the Catholic church,
who are given to the Lord.
I don't know what to say,except that, you know,
it's tough to be lonely.
And God wants to put ustogether in families.
There may be, you know,there're church families
and there're social groupsthat you can get involved in
that will be the companionshipyou're looking for.
But it's difficult.
I don't wanna minimizethe fact, all right?
- This is Carolyn who says,"Hi, Mister Robertson.
"I'm wondering if somethingcan be done legally
"about all of thesefalse accusers of people,
"such as what we're seeingwith Mister Kavanaugh.
"I personally think that, as a woman,
"if someone has experienced some atrocity,
"that they do need justice.
"However, anyone who wantsto falsely accuse someone
"currently suffers no ramifications
"for outright making things up.
"Don't you think there shouldbe some sort of law in place
"that if someone falsely accuses someone
"of some drastic thing,totally trashing their life,
"like Mister Kavanaughand his entire career,
"family, et cetera, thatthey should serve some sort
"of jail time, right?"
- Well I don't know about jail time.
We don't have a penalty for slander
in putting people in jail.
But there are legal remedies.
You can sue for slander.
Of course, a public figure,it's almost impossible
under the Solomon rule to gain
a victory in a civil suit for slander,
it's open season on public figures.
And it's very, very hard to establish.
But for a normal personin a normal business,
if somebody comes along and slanders 'em,
you can bring a lawsuit against 'em.
It's costly, but that's the way.
But you're not gonna put'em in jail, all right?
- Okay, this is Charles who says,
"I was watching The 700Club Tuesday morning,
"and it was talking about porn.
"Pat said it's better to getmarried than to burn in lust.
"The question was, if I'm watching porn,
"am I going to lose my salvation?
"He didn't really answer that question.
"It was just get over your addiction.
"Sounds easy enough, butI've had other addictions,
"and it's not as easy as Pat says it is.
"Also, I am 51 and single.
"I am also gay.
"I know there's a big issue with that too.
"I watch porn instead ofgoing and finding sex.
"My main question is, am Igoing to lose my salvation?
"It seems the Bible says yes.
"What is true?"
- I'm always inclinedto agree with the Bible.
And I think that lustfulthoughts, where do they come from?
They come from inside the person.
Jesus said they are thethings that pollutes you,
is what comes out of your heart.
And the thoughts you're talking about,
you have lust toward the same sex.
You want to have sex with somebody,
but you have to feed that from something.
And you have to focus on it.
And what you need to do is tofocus your mind on the Lord.
And, you know, we have had many cases
of people who thought they were "gay"
who have become bisexualand have gotten married
and had a happy life.
So the question is, wheredo you put your thoughts?
And if you continue tothink about these things,
you will continue to have lust.
I think it was Luther that said
that it's not anything wrong
with having the birds fly over your head,
it's when you let 'emmake a nest in your hair.
And I think that's what the answer is.
Your asking me is if you have these things
and you want to do it, Jesus said,
"If you look to a womanas if you wanna have sex
with her, it's theequivalent of adultery."
And, you know, this is dangerous stuff.
And I don't wanna minimizewhat the Lord had to say
about the conduct.
But it means that you have to take a step.
You're a free moral agent,
you need to do something about it.
We leave you with today'sPower Minute from First John,
God is love, and he whoabides in love, abides in God
and God in him.
Thanks for being with us.
See you Monday, bye-bye.