- Well welcome to the 700Club, another suspicious
package has been discovered this morning.
This time it's addressedto Senator Cory Booker.
Authorities now believe several of the 11
packages went through a postal facility
in the city of Opalocka.
- Investigators arealso trying to determine
if the devices werepoorly made, or just meant
to scare people.
Whatever the case, politicaland spiritual leaders
are calling for civility.
Mark Martin reports.
- Investigators acrossthe country are following
up on clues to solve thiscrime spree that's captured the
attention of the nation.
- I can say with certaintythat we will identify
and arrest the person or peopleresponsible for these acts.
Make no mistake.
- [Mark] Federal officialsare now tracking a lead
in south Florida near Miami.
ABC News reportsinvestigators believe some of
the suspicious packageswent through a mail facility
there and all of them funneled
through the US Postal Service.
- We have over 600,000 postalemployees out there right
now so we have the eyesand ears looking for
- [Mark] Meanwhile,authorities are examining
the devices at the FBILab in Quantico Virginia,
were they meant toexplode, or was the goal
only to spread fear?
New York leaders declined to comment.
- I'm not gonna talk about intent,
but if you were the bomb squad detective,
how would you treat it?
- [Mark] Law enforcementofficers discovered
several more packages Thursday.
The latest addressedto actor Robert De Niro
and former vice President Joe Biden.
That brings the total to 10.
- This division, thishatred, this ugliness
it has to end.
- [Mark] Leaders on bothsides of the political
aisle agree, generalJerry Boykin of the Family
Research Council in Washingtonis also calling for civility.
In 2012, a gunman attackedFRC injuring one person
because it had been labeleda hate group for it's
stance supporting biblical marriage.
- When we choose violence over dialogue,
in political discourse,it's a sad day in America.
And I think that this ishas got to be rebuked,
rebuffed, rejected, alltypes of violence today.
Not just sending bombs to somebody,
I think this bomb maker isa probably one off lunatic.
- [Mark] And he has a message for those
who are using violence andthreats to divide American's.
- Stop what you are doing.
Whether it's harassingpeople in a restaurant,
or on a street, orsending bombs to people,
or threatening people,stop, stop it right now.
And let's take a stepback and let's see what
we have to do to get backto being able to discuss
- [Mark] Mark Martin, CBN News.
- Well, a hearty amen to that.
Let's step back and see what we
can do to discuss our differences.
In the current political climate,
it always seems to ratchet up.
And in that ratchetingup, you're going to see
extremes like this, andwhether it's a rifleman taking
on republican congressmanat a baseball field,
or pipe bombs beingdelivered through the mail.
We've got to stop this andit's high time for civility.
Well in other news, the Trumpadministration is seeking
to undo Obama Era policiespromoting transgender rights.
Efrem Graham has that storyfrom our CBN Newsroom.
- Gordon, the Department ofHealth and Human Services
reportedly seeking to narrowthe definition of gender
to male or female at birth.
And it's drawing some strong reactions,
Charlene Arron has this story.
- The Trump administrationis seeking to define gender
as a biological conditiondetermined at birth
as either male or female.
Conservatives praise the move.
- For the Trumpadministration to stand affirm
to say that sex baseddiscrimination really
is only a gender based,biologically male and female
is not only consistentwith science but it's
consistent with the traditionaldefinition that we've had
as a country and understood as a
country throughout our history.
- [Charlene] A reportin the New York Times
cites a Department ofHealth and Human Services
memo seeking to establish alegal definition of gender
under title nine, that'sthe Civil Rights Law
that bans discriminationon the basis of sex.
HHS is proposing aperson's gender be defined
by the genitalia they're bornwith and can't be changed.
LGBT activists are furious,calling it an attack
on transgender American's.
- Making clear that wewill not stand to see
the human rights of transgender people
erased by this administrationfrom federal law,
we have seen so many attacks by
the Trump Pence administrationagainst transgender people
and it is not okay.
- [Charlene] The Obamaadministration loosened
the legal concept ofgender, recognizing it as an
individual choice and notone determined at birth.
That created legal andmoral challenges concerning
transgender access tobathrooms, dormitories,
and single sex programsthat were once defined
strictly by male or female.
- There are sexualpredators out there that
will take advantage of this.
The reason why we keepmales and females separated
is to prevent problems.
But now you're saying,oh, no there's no problem.
- [Charlene] Many see theproposed new definition
as restoring reason and commonsense in the face of a wave
of social change generatedby a vocal minority.
- For the LGBT communityto attempt again to
try to create certainrights that are not present
within sex based discrimination,they're attempting
to draw a distinctly protected class that
really should not properlyor scientifically or
biologically fall under the definition
of sex based discrimination.
- [Charlene] Charlene Arron, CBN News.
- And this week, theDepartment of Justice filed
a legal brief with theSupreme Court arguing
the definition of sex inthe context of federal
discrimination laws isbased on biological markers,
not how a person identifieshis or her gender.
The remnants of tropical storm Willa
are heading for the eastcoast, bringing heavy rain
and winds up to 50 miles an hour.
Coastal flooding is also expected,
meteorologists say asthe storm system moves
north it will affectareas still recovering
from recent hurricanes, that includes the
Florida panhandle, and up intoWilmington, North Carolina.
This is the firstNor'easter of the season,
Willa struck the pacific coast of Mexico
earlier this week as acategory three hurricane.
Defense Secretary JimMaddis is expected to sign
an order sending 800 or moretroops to the southern border.
This comes after PresidentTrump says he is bringing
out the military to address what he calls
a national emergency at the border.
A caravan of some 5000 migrantsis moving through Mexico
and headed for the United States.
Additional troops willprovide logistical support
to border patrol agentsincluding vehicles,
tents, and equipment.
They're about 2000 NationalGuard troops already
at the border.
Earlier this year,Guatemala became the second
country after the UnitedStates to move it's embassy
from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,CBN News was on hand
as Guatemala's newambassador to Israel met
with President Rivlin this week.
And as Chris Mitchellreports, the ambassador
has a special tie to CBN.
- [Chris] It began withpompet circumstance
and Guatemala's national anthem.
Then ambassador Mario Bucaro presented his
diplomatic credentialsto Israel's President
Reuven Rivlin, Rivlinnoted the long friendship
between Guatemala and Israel.
- As we all know, Guatemalais one of the oldest
friend of Israel.
Now, as you have said we have the embassy
of Guatemala here in Jerusalem.
- We're friends forforever I will say because
since the border of the state of Israel,
Guatemala has been a friend.
But you have been also friends always.
On my nation and the ordersthat I have received from
the President, is thatwe can strength even more
of our relationship.
- [Chris] The ceremonyended when President Rivlin
invited ambassador Bucaro to sign
the President's guest book.
Later, ambassador Bucaro and his wife
were guest of honors at a reception hosted
by Mike Evans and thefriends of Zion Museum.
Israel's deputy foreignminister Tzipi Hotovely
came to greet the ambassador,as well as ambassadors
from most of central america.
- I feel blessed and witha great responsibility.
But I'm very happy and it'san amazing time being in
Israel is such a dream,
because since I was achild my mom used to sing
me a song that one dayI will be in Jerusalem.
And today I'm here and I'mgoing to be able to honor that.
- We have the vast majorityof ambassadors from
central America here andwhat are we talking about?
We're talking about Godblessing their countries.
God blessing them andit's an amazing thing.
It's part of prophecy.
- [Chris] Before hisposting as Guatemala's
ambassador Bucaro servedas CBN's regional director
for Latin America.
- I just want to say andquote the owners of CBN
and especially the donorsof CBN because for almost
10 years I have been part of this family.
I continue to be the partners with CBN,
thanks Gordon Robertsonand Pat Robertson for
their vigitar example,and I'm here to be able
to tell the world thelonger I have for Christ
take for example to.
And the best is yet to come.
- [Chris] And what did Bucarowrite in the President guest
book?- Hineni, here I am.
Here in Jerusalem I'm here to serve.
To serve Guatemala and to serve Israel.
- [Chris] Chris Mitchell,CBN News, Jerusalem.
- CBN, a training groundfor ambassadors, Gordon.
- Well it's congratulationsMario, I remember 10 years
ago going to your lawfirm and I know Mario was
the managing director forone of the most successful
law firms in Guatemala city.
And he was a man of some influence there
and I asked him to lay all that aside and
come on board and be ourdirector for Latin America
and he said yes, heleft behind that career
in order to serve the lord.
And now he's leavingCBN to be an ambassador
to Israel, what a wonderfulservice he's taking there.
So congratulations,it's really heartwarming
for me personally to see thathappen to him, so it's great.