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The 700 Club - October 4, 2018

Rory Feek embarks on a new frontier as he copes with another run as a single dad. Plus, former San Diego Charger and Rock Church pastor Miles McPherson gives his take on the racial divide in America. Read Transcript


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- [Announcer] The followingprogram is sponsored by CBN.

- [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.

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- 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.

He's intense!

- [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.

(audience booing)

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.

It's unbelievable.

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

at Liberty.

- 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?

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- [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.

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- 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

in Indonesia.

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.

Terry...

- 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.

That's next.

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- Well our next story, itmight sound like something

ripped from the pages of aninternational mystery thriller.

An ancient Biblical manuscriptwas recently discovered.

Where?

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?

Problem solved.

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.

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- 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.

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- [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,

Heidi.- Yes.

- 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.

But

it's okay.

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- [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.

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- 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.

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- 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

Miles McPherson.

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

between us.

- 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're prideful.

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,

girl.(Terry laughs)

(laughter drowns out other sounds)

(Miles laughs)

- 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.

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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,

because

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.

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