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CBN NewsWatch: December 7, 2012

On CBN Newswatch, Dec. 7: Pot, Gay Marriage Votes Spur Complex Legal Dance; Egyptian pastor says Egypt's going back to the Dark Ages; Philippines comb wreckage for typhoon survivors; and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH" WHY

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MAY HAVE

THE FINAL SAY IN STATE APPROVED

MEASURES ON MARIJUANA AND GAY

MARRIAGE.

PLUS MOHAMMED MORSI, AND THE

LATEST ON THE TENSIONS IN EGYPT.

HOW CRIMINALS ARE USING

FAMILY BONDS TO SCAM

GRANDPARENTS.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH." GOOD EVENING

EVERYONE I AM LEE WEB.

AND I AM WENDY GRIFFITH.

VOTERS IN WASHINGTON AND OTHER

STATES MADE THEIR CHOICE ON

ELECTION DAY.

THEY ARE IN FAVOR OF LEGALIZING

MARIJUANA AND SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MAY

HAVE THE FINAL SAY.

MARIJUANA IS STILL ILLEGAL AND

MARRIAGE IS DEFINED AS A MAN AND

WOMAN UNDER FEDERAL LAW.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS TONIGHT'S

TOP STORY.

REPORTER: IT HAS BEEN A GREAT

WEEK FOR THOSE THAT ENJOY

MARIJUANA AND THOSE THAT WANT TO

MARRY SOMEONE OF THEIR SAME

GENDER.

IN WASHINGTON, PEOPLE OPENLY LIT

JOINTS UNDER THE SPACE NEEDLE,

COLORADO FOLLOWS SUIT NEXT

MONTH.

ALSO IN WASHINGTON AND MARYLAND,

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LICENSES

APPROVED.

IT IS HAPPENING, I AM HAPPY,

EXCITED NERVOUS, I CAN'T WAIT

UNTIL THIS IS DONE AND OVER

WITH.

WITH BOTH THESE SOCIAL

ISSUES, A COMPLICATED LEGAL

DANCE.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT STILL

MAINTAINS, MARIJUANA REMAINS

ILLEGAL UNDER FEDERAL LAW AND

FEDERAL LAW DEFINES MARRIAGE

BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN.

FEDERAL BENEFITS ONLY APPLY TO

THOSE IN TRADITIONAL MARRIAGES.

AS FOR MARIJUANA, THE FEDS COULD

EASILY RAID STATE LICENSED

GROWERS AND STORES.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW EXPERTS SAY

WHEN STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS

CONFLICT, FEDS WIN.

MAY MEAN THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

SUES TO BLOCK REGULATION OF

MARIJUANA.

SO FAR THE DEPARTMENT HAS GIVEN

NO HINTS ABOUT ITS PLANS.

CHARLENE ISRAEL, CAN BE CAB CBN

NEWS.

WE HAVE BEEN WAITING TO HEAR

WHAT THE U.S. SUPREME COURT IS

GOING TO DO DEALING WITH GAY

MARRIAGE.

JUSTICES ANNOUNCED THEY WILL

TAKE TWO IN MARCH.

CALIFORNIA'S PROP 8 AND DOMA.

WILL THE COURT DECIDE TO MAKE IT

A LEGAL RIGHT IN ALL 50 STATES?

WE ARE JOINED FROM OUTSIDE

THE SUPREME COURT PETER SPRIG,

AUTHOR OF "OUTRAGE."

PETER, THANKS FOR BEING WITH US,

WE HAVE BEEN WAITING A WEEK TO

SEE WHAT THE SUPREME COURT IS

GOING TO DO ABOUT SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE.

IS THIS MORE COMPLEX THAN WE

KNOW?

SITUATION IS COMPLEX.

THERE ARE 10 DIFFERENT CASES

THAT HAVE COME TO THE SUPREME

COURT NOW FOR CONSIDERATION.

THEY DEAL WITH THE ISSUE FROM

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES.

EIGHT OF THEM ARE CHALLENGES TO

THE FEDERAL DEFENSIVE MARRIAGE

ACT, ONE A CHALLENGE TO

CALIFORNIA'S PROPOSITION 8.

ONE OTHER CASE COMING OUT OF

ARIZONA.

THIS WEEK THERE WAS AN 11TH CASE

APPEALED DIRECTLY FROM THE

DISTRICT COURT TO THE SUPREME

COURT OUT OF NEVADA.

THAT MAYBE COMPLICATED THINGS

MORE.

BIG QUESTION IS, WILL THE

COURT DECIDE TO MAKE GAY

MARRIAGE LEGAL IN ALL 50 STATES?

THAT WOULD BE THE ULTIMATE

CHALLENGE OR THE ULTIMATE

QUESTION IS WHETHER THE SUPREME

COURT IS READY TO ISSUE WHAT YOU

MIGHT CALL A ROE V. WADE OF

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE TO DECLARE IT

IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL FOR ANY

STATE TO LIMIT MARRIAGE TO

UNIONS OF ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN.

THAT HAS BEEN RAISED IN THE

NEVADA CASE, THIS LATEST CASE TO

COME UP.

IT IS POSSIBLE, THOUGH THAT THEY

COULD STEP BACK FROM THE BRINK

OF THAT QUESTION AND DECIDE OR

AT LEAST FIRST DECIDE THE MORE

LIMITED QUESTIONS OFFERED IN THE

DOMA CASES WHETHER THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT CAN LIMIT ITS

RECOGNITION OF MARRIAGE TO

UNIONS OF ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN

OR PROPOSITION 8 CASE WHICH IS A

QUESTION OF WHETHER THE RIGHT OF

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE COUPLES CAN BE

WITH DRAWN AS IT WAS BRIEFLY IN

CALIFORNIA.

PETER SPRIG, YOUR BOOK IS

CALLED "OUTRAGE" THANKS FOR YOUR

TIME AND BEING WITH US.

YOU ARE WELCOME.

U.S. ECONOMY ADDED 146,000

JOBS AND UNEMPLOYMENT FELL TO

7.7%.

JOB GROWTH SUGGESTS THEY ARE NOT

DELAYING HIRING BECAUSE OF THE

FISCAL CLIFF.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: IT IS VERY

IMPORTANTED WE GET THIS DONE

NOW.

THAT WE DON'T WAIT.

REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS ARE

LOCKED IN STALEMATE.

HOUSE SPEAKER BOEHNER AND THE

PRESIDENT ARE TRYING TO WORK

TOGETHER.

THE SPEAKER SAID THERE HAS BEEN

NO PROGRESS ON THE TERMS OF AN

AGREEMENT.

TURNING OVERSEAS, GROWING

CHAOS IN EGYPT, THOUSANDS OF

PROTESTERS CONTINUE TO TAKE TO

THE STREETS OUTSIDE THE

PRESIDENTIAL PALACE IN CAIRO.

THEY WANT PRESIDENT MORSI

REMOVED FOR CEASING POWER.

VIOLENCE BRINGS BACK MEMORIES

WHEN EGYPTIANS OVERTHREW HOSNI

MUM BAR RACK.

MORSI REFUSES TO GIVE UP

ABSOLUTE POWER.

HE SAID HE WON'T RETRACT THE

CONSTITUTION DRAFTED BY HIS

ALLIES.

I RECENTLY SPOKE WITH DR.

MICHAEL YOUSSEF.

HE CAME TO THE STATE IN 70S HE

IS NOW CHURCH OF THE APOSTLES IN

ATLAN

ATLANTA.

WHAT IS YOUR VIEW?

IT IS A DISASTER AT A TIME

WHEN SUPPOSEDLY THERE IS AN ARAB

SPRING.

THIS IS ICE AGE, NO SPRING.

I WAS READING THROUGH ALL THE

ITEMS THEY HAVE CHANGED.

THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY DESTROYED

THE RIGHTS OF MINORITIES AND

WOMEN AND SERVITUDE.

IT IS LITERALLY GOING BACK TO

THE DARK AGES INSTEAD OF MOVING

ON WITH MODERN TIMES.

IT IS A TRAGIC DOCUMENT.

YOU HAVE A LOT OF CONTACT

WITH CHRISTIANS THERE IN

EGYPTIAN, WHAT ARE THEY TELLING

YOU ABOUT THEIR CONCERNS?

THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIED

OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF WHAT

COULD HAPPEN IF THIS

CONSTITUTION HAS PASSED.

A CHRISTIAN LEADER, WE ARE

BETWEEN A ROCK AND HARD PLACE.

EVEN THE CONSTITUTION, THE

REFERENDUM DOES NOT PASS.

WATCH IT.

THEY ARE GOING TO RIG IT AND SAY

IT PASSED.

EVEN IF IT DOESN'T.

MORSI RELEGATED ABSOLUTE POWER

OF TOTAL DICTATORSHIP HE CAN SAY

AND DO ANYTHING IN THE

CONSTITUTION OR EVEN THINGS MORE

IN THE CONSTITUTION.

NO ACCOUNTABILITY.

OBVIOUSLY THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION HAS A LOT OF

POLITICAL INVESTMENT IN THE

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, ARE THEY

BACKED INTO A CORNER?

THEY CREATED THIS WHOLE

PROBLEM.

WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA GAVE TO

CAIRO AND GAVE THE FAMOUS SPEECH

IN THAT MOMENT THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD WAS AN OUTLAW

ORGANIZATION.

HE PREVAILED UPON HIS HOSTS TO

BRING THEM IN TO SIT IN HIS

SPEECH AND SIT IN THE FRONT ROW.

SO, I MEAN CONSEQUENTLY, WE ARE

THE CHOSEN ONES BY THE PRESIDENT

OF THE UNITED STATES.

THAT IS WHAT EM BOLDENED THEM TO

DO AND BE WHAT THEY HAVE DONE.

THE SILVER LINING HERE, THEY

HAVE TIPPED THEIR LANDS.

THE POPULATION HAS BEEN IN AND

OUT OF PRISONS THROUGHOUT THE

YEARS.

NOW THEY ARE SEEING THE TRUE

COME LOR COLORS.

DO YOU THINK THE

ADMINISTRATION IS SURPRISED.

DO YOU THINK THEY ARE SAYING

TONE IT DOWN?

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD INFLUENCE

ON THE WHITE HOUSE HAS BEEN

ENORMOUS FROM THE BEGINNING FOUR

YEAR AGO.

THEY ARE NOT BACK CHANNEL, FRONT

CHANNEL, THEY ARE IN BED WITH

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, THIS

ADMINISTRATION IS.

MICHAEL, DO YOU BELIEVE THE

SECULAR MEDIA IN THIS COUNTRY

BEARS SOME RESPONSIBILITY FOR

WHAT IS HAPPENING AND HOW WE ARE

PERCEIVING ALL THAT IS GOING ON

IN EGYPT?

AS A MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL,

I AM NOT SUPPOSED TO GET ANGRY,

ONE OF THE FEW TIMES I AM ANGRY

OF THE SECULAR WEST MEDIA FOR

THEIR COWARDNESS AND NOT

REGARDING THE TRUTH, NOT

REGARDING AT ALL ON WHAT IS

HAPPENING.

THESE ARE FINE PEOPLE THAT ARE

MUSLIMS STANDING IN FRONT OF THE

PRESIDENTIAL PALACE AND BEING

SHOT AND STABBED AND 400 WOUNDED

IN ONE DAY AND MANY ARE OPENING

THE DOORS AND ACT AS A HOSPITAL.

THE WESTERN MEDIA COWARDLY WOULD

NOT REPORT THE TRUTH.

THIS IS A SAD DAY FOR THE ENTIRE

WESTERN CIVILIZATION.

ONLY CONSEQUENCE OF THAT CAN

ONLY BE TRAGIC.

DR. MICHAEL YOUSSEF, THANK

YOU, WE APPRECIATE IT.

PLEASURE, LEE, THANK YOU FOR

HAVING ME.

SYRIAN REBELS STEPPING UP

ASSAULT ON PRESIDENT BASHAR

ASSAD POWER.

REBELS SHELLING ON THE STREETS

IN CAPITOL OF DAMASCUS.

NOW THEIR SIGHTS ARE ON THE

AIRPORT.

SECRETARY OF STATE HILARY

CLINTON SAYS UNITED STATES AND

RUSSIA HAVE AGREED TO SUPPORT TO

BRING ABOUT A POLITICAL

TRANSITION.

MORE THAN 40,000 PEOPLE HAVE

BEEN KILLED SINCE FIGHTING BEGAN

IN MARCH OF 2011.

COMING UP, HOW CBN IS

PARTNERING WITH LOCAL CHURCHES

IN FLOOD DEVASTATES AREAS OF THE

PHILIPPINES.

WELL TODAY IS PEARL HARBOR

DAY.

THE 71ST ANNIVERSARY OF JAPANESE

ATTACK ON THE U.S. NAVAL BASE IN

HAWAII THAT BROUGHT AMERICA INTO

WORLD WAR II.

TODAY'S REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY

BEGAN IN A MOMENT OF SILENCE AT

7:55 A.M. THE ATTACK KILLED

NEARLY 2400 SERVICE MEMBERS.

THE NEXT DAY FRANKLIN D.

ROOSEVELT DECLARED WAR ON JAPAN.

YESTERDAY, DECEMBER 7TH,

1941, A DATE WHICH WILL LIVE IN

INFAMY.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS ORDERED

FLAGS TO FLY AT HALF MAST IN

MEMORY OF THOSE LOST AT PEARL

HARBOR AND CALLING ON AMERICANS

TO OBSERVE THE REMEMBRANCE AND

HONOR ALL VETERANS.

A STRONG EARTHQUAKE STRUCK

NORTHEASTERN JAPAN.

SAME LOCATION OF LAST YEAR.

THEY ISSUED TSUNAMI WARNINGS.

LATER CANCELLED.

THEM THE 7.3 MAGNITUDE TREMOR

CAUSED BUILDINGS IN TOKYO TO

SWAY.

IN THE PHILIPPINES, THE DEATH

TOLL IS MORE THAN 500.

SOME 310,000 PEOPLE HAVE LOST

THEIR HOMES.

CBN'S TEAM IS ON THE SCENE.

HERE IS LUCILLE TALUSAN.

REPORTER: POWERFUL TYPHOON

WIPED OUT VILLAGES IN MINDANAO

KILLING THOUSANDS.

BEHIND ME, 17 MORE DEAD BODIES

BROUGHT HERE TO THIS PARLOR

WHICH IS AN HOUR DRIVE AWAY FROM

WHERE THESE PEOPLE WERE FOUND.

LACK OF FUNERAL PARLORS IS NOW A

PROBLEM NOW THAT THE DEATH TOLL

CONTINUES TO RISE.

RESIDENTS IN THESE HARD HIT

AREAS SAY THEY NEVER HAD STORMS

BEFORE IN THIS PART OF MINDANAO.

I LIVED HERE 50 YEARS, STORMS

NEVER PASSED OUR TOWN.

EVERYTHING IS GONE.

THIS WOMAN AND NEIGHBORS TAKE

SHELTER IN A NEARBY SCHOOL.

MANY VICTIMS STAY IN MAKESHIFT

TENTS ALONG THE HIGHWAYS.

CBN HAS DISBATCHED STAFF AND

VOLUNTEERS TO HELP THESE PEOPLE.

DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS BEING

CONDUCTED IN THE WORST AFFECTED

AREAS ESPECIALLY WHERE THE

PEOPLE HAVE NOT BEEN GIVEN AID.

CHURCH PARTNERS GATHER

PEOPLE, DEBRIEF THEM, SHARE WITH

THEM THE WORD OF GOD AND COMFORT

THEM IN PRAYER.

GOD IS TEACHING US A VERY BIG

LESSON.

WE HAVE FORGOTTEN HIM.

THIS IS A REMINDER, WE SHOULD

ALWAYS PRAY TO HIM.

RESIDENTS IN THIS VILLAGE ARE

HAPPY TO RECEIVE MATS AND

BLANKETS FROM CBN.

THANK YOU CBN, I LOST

EVERYTHING.

THAT IS WHY THE THINGS YOU GAVE

US ARE VERY PRECIOUS TO ME.

GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES SAY SOME

ONE MILLION FAMILIES AFFECTED BY

BOPA.

CBN WILL CONTINUE TO CONDUCT

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AND FEEDING

PROGRAMS TO THE VICTIMS IN THE

NEXT WEEKS, LUCILLE TALUSAN,

PHILIPPINES.

UP NEXT, HOW TO PROTECT

YOURSELF AND THE ONES YOU LOVE

FROM THE "GRANDPARENTS SCAM."

SOCIAL MEDIA LIKE FACEBOOK

AND TWITTER ARE GIVING NEW LIFE

TO AN OLD CON GAME TARGETING

SENIOR CITIZENS.

IN SOME CASES THE CROOKS END

UP WITH THE SENIOR'S ENTIRE

SAVINGS.

EFREM GRAHAM HAS MORE ON THE

GRANDPARENT'S SCAM.

FAMILY MEANS EVERYTHING.

AS YOUNG CHILDREN, THE HOLOCAUST

SURVIVORS LOST EVERYTHING AND

EVERYTHING.

MY DAUGHTER, MY

GRANDCHILDREN.

I AM THE ONLY SURVIVOR OF MY

FAMILY.

MY GRANDSON MEANS A LOT TO ME.

HE WAS ON NINA'S MIND WHEN

SHE ANSWERED THE PHONE A FEW

WEEKS AGO.

HE SAID HI GRANDMA, HOW ARE

YOU DOING?

I SAID WHO AM I TALKING TO?

HE SAID YOUR GRANDSON, JOSHUA.

I SAID JOSHUA NEVER CALLS ME

GRANDMA.

HE CALLS ME SOPTA.

THE CALLER TOLD NINA HE HAS

BEEN IN GREECE ATTENDING A

FRIEND'S WEDDING.

HE SAID I AM IN BIG TROUBLE.

PROMISE YOU ARE NOT GOING TO

TELL MY PARENTS.

SO THE STORY GOES AND GROWS.

THE CALLER SUPPOSEDLY IN JAIL

BECAUSE HE WRECKED A RENTAL CAR.

I AM IN BIG TROUBLE.

THEY WOULD NOT LET ME GO.

GET OUT OF THE COUNTRY UNTIL I

PAID THE DAMAGES.

I SAID SO HOW MUCH ARE THE

DAMAGES.

HE SAID $35,00 -- $3,500.

HE SAID IF YOU ARE NOT GOING

TO GIVE ME THE MONEY, THEY ARE

NOT GOING TO LET ME LEAVE THE

COUNTRY.

I SAID JOSH THIS DOESN'T SOUND

LIKE YOU.

MAYBE I HAVE TO TALK TO

SOMEBODY.

AND I DIDN'T WANT TO GIVE THE

TELEPHONE NUMBER.

AT THAT POINT WE GOT DISENGAGED.

THAT IS IT.

NO MONEY.

[LAUGHTER].

LEON CALLED HIS GRANDSON WHO

WAS SAFE IN ISRAEL.

TO BE ABLE TO EXPLOIT SENIORS

AND LOVE FOR THEIR GRANDCHILDREN

IS ABOUT AS LOW AS IT COMES.

THE PHONE CALL FOLLOWED THE

FOUR-STEP DANCE TO THE

GRANDPARENT'S SCAM.

ESTABLISH CREDIBILITY, EMERGENCY

AND SECRECY AND EXPLOIT THE

NATURAL DESIRE TO HELP THE

GRANDCHILDREN.

WE ARE HEARD FROM SENIORS WHO

HAVE WIRED SEVERAL THOUSAND

DOLLARS TO THESE CROOKS.

AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA MAKING IT

EASIER FOR COURTROOMS TO GET IN

ON A POSSIBLE TARGET WHERE

MILLIONS COME TO POST PICTURES

AND INFORMATION TO SHARE WITH

FAMILY.

IN THE HANDS OF A CROOK, THAT

INFORMATION CAN BE USEFUL TO CON

A GRANDPARENT WHO ISN'T LIKELY

TO HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE.

I DON'T KNOW WHERE, WHERE DO

THEY GET THIS INFORMATION?

I MEAN, I HAVE A GRANDSON?

WHOSE NAME IS JOSHUA?

THIS IS THE MOST DESPICABLE

TYPE OF CONSUMER FRAUD WE CAN

SEE IN THIS OFFICE.

IT IS JUST ONE DROP SHORT OF

VIOLENT CRIMES.

GRANDPARENTS AREN'T THE ONLY

ONES THAT NEED TO BE CAREFUL.

NEVER RUSH TO WIRE MONEY

ANYWHERE UNLESS YOU KNOW FOR

SURE WHO WILL GET IT.

TYPICALLY, WIRING MONEY IS NO

DIFFERENT THAN WIRING CASH TO

SOMEONE.

THE MERICES SHARE THEIR OWN

ADVICE.

HE HAD ANSWERS FOR

EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING.

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO

ANSWER PERSONAL QUESTIONS TO

MAKE SURE THAT THIS IS THEIR

LOVED ONES.

EFREM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS,

MONTGOMERY, COUNTY, MARYLAND.

UP NEXT, THE STRANGE WAYS

SOME ARE RESPONDING TO AN OLD

MIYAN PREDICTION TO THE END OF

THE WORLD.

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