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CBN NewsWatch: March 28, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, March 28: Experts: DOMA Plaintiff: Marriage is a 'magic' word; Democracy fails without religious liberty; 'Easter' latest target for political correctness?; and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH," THE

ARGUMENTS ARE OVER BUT THE

DEBATE ISN'T.

HOW GAY MARRIAGE COULD SHAPE THE

FUTURE OF AMERICA.

THREATS FROM ISLAMIC TERRORIST

HAVE EAST AFRICAN CHRISTIANS ON

EDGE THIS CHRISTIAN HOLIDAY.

IRAN IS ONE OF THE MOST

DANGEROUS PLACES ON THE PLANET

FOR CHRISTIANS.

WHY IS SWEDEN PLANNING TO FORCE

CHRISTIANS SEEKING ASYLUM TO GO

BACK THERE?

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH." GOOD EVENING I AM

MARK MARTIN.

THE SUPREME COURT IS NOT LIKELY

TO RULE ON THOSE GAY MARRIAGE

CASES UNTIL JUNE.

THOSE RULINGS ARE NOT LIKELY TO

END THE DEBATE AND THE DEEP

DIVIDE OVER THE FUTURE OF

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY IN AMERICA.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THE STORY FROM

WASHINGTON.

REPORTER: PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR

GAY MARRIAGE HAS SHIFTED, THE

LAWS ON THE BOOKS TELL A

DIFFERENT STORY.

30 STATES NOW HAVE LAWS BANNING

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND ONLY NINE

STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

ALLOW IT.

SUPREME COURT'S SECOND LOOK

FOCUSSED ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL

OF THE DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT

USUALLY CALLED DOMA.

THE 1996 LAW SAYS THEY ONLY

RECOGNIZE MARRIAGE BETWEEN ONE

WOMAN AND ONE WIFE.

83-YEAR-OLD EDIE WINDSOR WANTS

THE COURT TO STRIKE IT DOWN.

I THOUGHT WE WERE RESPECTED.

SHE SAID THE GOVERNMENT

TREATED HER UNFAIRLY WHEN SHE

HAD TO PAY $360,000 TAXES, AFTER

HER DEATH OF HER SPOUSE.

THE MARRIAGES OF GAYS AND

LESBIANS.

THE WORD MARRIAGE IS KEY.

IT IS A MAGIC WORD FOR

ANYBODY THAT DOESN'T UNDERSTAND

WHY WE NEED IT, OKAY.

IT IS MAGIC

REPORTER: THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT UNDER DOMA DOES NOT.

MARITAL STATUS FROM TAXS TO

SOCIAL SECURITY TO HEALTH

BENEFITS.

OPPONENTS SAY MUCH MORE IS AT

STAKE.

PROPOSITION 8, CALIFORNIA VOTER

APPROVED MEASURE THAT SUPPORTS

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE AND BANS

GAY MARRIAGE.

OPPONENTS SAY IT WOULD NOT ONLY

REDEFINE MARRIAGE, IT WOULD ALSO

THREATEN THE TRADITIONAL FAMILY.

GOD GAVE US THE GIFT OF

MARRIAGE BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE

WOMAN THROUGH THAT LIFE IS BORN.

OPPONENTS SAY GAY MARRIAGE

ARE JEOPARDIZE CHURCHES,

BUSINESSES AND SOME OF THOSE

CALLED TO SERVE THEIR COUNTRY IN

MILITARY.

AND PUTS AT RISK THE

RELIGIOUS LIBERTIES OF DUALLY

AUTHORIZED CLERGY AND

PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO ARE UNDER

THE AUTHORITY OF THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT SUCH AS THE HUNDREDS

OF MILITARY CHAPLAINS IN THIS

COUNTRY.

THE COURT IS NOT EXPECTED TO

MAKE ITS DECISION UNTIL JUNE.

THE COURT HAS SURPRISED OBSERVER

OBSERVERS BEFORE.

THEY BELIEVE IT IS IMPORTANT TO

BRIDGE THE GROWING DIVIDE.

IT IS IMPORTANT AS WE FIND

WAYS TO THOSE SUPPORTING

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE TO REACH OUT.

THAT CONVERSATION IS LIKELY

TO CONTINUE ESPECIALLY IF THE

COURT DECIDES NOT TO DECIDE.

WHEN THE DUST IS SETTLED THE

COURT COULD ULTIMATELY DECIDE TO

SIDE STEP A CONTROVERSIAL RULING

BASED ON A TECHNICALITY.

THE DEBATE ON MARRIAGE WILL

CONTINUE INDEFINITELY JOHN

JESSUP, CBN NEWS THE SUPREME

COURT.

SOME FEEL THE MEDIA HAS BEEN

ONE SIDED WHEN IT COMES TO GAY

MARRIAGE.

SOME NEWS OUTLETS REPORTER THAT

BACKERS OF TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE

DON'T HAVE A VOICE.

THEY SAID THEY LEAVE THE

CONFINES OF THE COURT.

THEY IGNORE CONSERVATIVE VOICES,

OUT NUMBERED OVERWHELMINGLY.

IT IS NOT JUST NEWS MEDIA.

WITH THE PROPAGANDA FOR DECADES

THROUGH ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA.

THROUGH ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA.

YOU CAN VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

THE PRESIDENT SAYS AN OVERHAUL

OF U.S. IMMIGRATION SYSTEM IS

JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND

BIPARTISAN GROUP OF SENATORS

LEADING THE PUSH TO THE BORDER.

THEY ARE HOPING TO REACH A BILL

NEXT MONTH.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS MORE.

ONE OF THE FINAL STICKING

POINTS IS SECURING THE BORDER,

WEDNESDAY FOUR OF THE GANG OF

EIGHTED BIPARTISAN SENATORS

PUSHING FOR REFORM TOURED THE

FENCE IN NOGALES, ARIZONA.

I LEARNED WE HAVE ADEQUATE

MANPOWER BUT NOT ADEQUATE

TECHNOLOGY.

SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN JUST

WITNESSED A WOMAN CLIMB AN

18-FOOT FENCE IN NOGALES.

WE WOULD BE ABLE TO SAY WE

HAVE THE PATH TO CITIZENSHIP.

BORDER SECURITY IS A KEY PART

OF REACHING AN IMMIGRATION

REFORM DEAL.

THE BORDER HAS 651 MILES OF

FENCE, 125 AIRPLANES AND SIX

DRONES PATROLLING THE MEXICAN

FRONTIER.

IN AN INTERVIEW WITH YUAN

VISION, THE PRESIDENT AGREED

MORE COULD BE DONE.

NO DOUBT WE SECURED THE

BORDER SYSTEM SUBSTANTIALLY.

IT IS NEVER GOING TO BE 110%.

STILL BORDER PROBLEMS SHOULD

NOT DELAY CITIZENSHIP.

WE COULD CONTINUE TO PROVE IT

AND PROVIDE A CLEAR PATHWAY FOR

THOSE THAT HAVE INVESTED THEIR

LIFE.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

UNITED STATES SHOWS

UNPRECEDENTED DISPLAY OF FORCE

TO NORTH KOREA.

TWO AMERICAN STELT BOMBERS WITH

NUCLEAR CAPABILITY DROPPED BOMBS

AS PART OF DRILLS.

THE TRAINING COMES THAT INCLUDE

NUCLEAR THREATS ON WASHINGTON

AND SEOUL.

WASHINGTON AND SEOUL SAY THE

ANNUAL RUE DRILLS ARE OFFENSIVE.

DALE HURD

REPORTER: LAY LA GILBERT

WRITTEN PERSECUTED GLOBAL

ASSAULT ON CHRISTIANS.

PATTERNS VIOLENCE AGAINST

BELIEVERS.

ONE OF THE WORST AREAS IS THE

MUSLIM WORLD MADE WORSE BY THE

SO-CALLED ARAB SPRING.

AUTHORS SAY THE OPPRESSIVE

COUNT

COUNTRY.

NORTH KOREAN BEING SHOT FOR

BEING FOUND IF POSSESSION OF A

BIBLE.

DEADLIEST NATION LAST YEAR

WAS NIGERIA WHERE THOUSANDS DIED

AT THE HANDS OF TERRORISTS.

LAST EASTER, SERIES OF

CHURCHES BOMBED FULL OF

WORSHIPPERS.

THIS HAPPENED REPEATEDLY.

THE CURRENT POLITICAL CULTURE

FOR CARING LESS AND LESS.

WHAT WE USED TO CALL

WITNESSES IS NOW PROSELYTIZING.

THEY NOW BLAME OBAMA FOR

TURNING A BLIND EAR.

THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION,

TWO-THIRDS OF THE CHRISTIANS,

IRAQ WERE DRIVEN OUT.

WE HAVE IT IN THE BOOK WITH

SECRETARY RICE AT THE TIME.

PLEASE SPEAK UP FOR THEM.

SHE SAID NO WE CANNOT GET

INVOLVED.

THEY WILL ULTIMATELY FAIL.

RELIGION IS ON THE SIDE, IT

IS WHAT YOU DO ON SUNDAY.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM, YOU WILL NOT HAVE

DEMOCRATIC DEVELOPMENT IN ANY

COUNTRY IN THE WORLD.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

THAT IS TOUGH TO LOOK AT IT.

MUSLIM EXTREMISTS IN KENYA AND

TANZANIA PLEDGED TO ASTACK

CHURCHES ON EASTER.

GARY LANE HAS MORE FROM NIGH

ROBE BI.

THE GROUP CALLS ITSELF MUSLIM

RENEWAL.

THEY ARE SUSPECTED IN THE

FEBRUARY 17TH ASSASSINATION OF

FATHER.

AL-SHABAB MILITANTS MAYBE

RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PASTOR IN

GRISA.

MANY MORE WILL DIE, WE WILL BURN

CHURCHES, WE ARE NOT FINISHED.

AT EASTER, PREPARE FOR DISASTER.

MILITANT MUSLIMS BURNED A CHURCH

FEBRUARY 19TH, TWO DAYS AFTER

THE MURDER OF CATHOLIC PRIEST.

THEY POURED GASOLINE OVER THE

CHAIRS AND LIT THEM A FIRE.

WHY DID THEY WANT TO DESTROY

THE CHURCH?

IT IS NO LONGER HITTEN.

IT WASN'T THE FIRST TIME THE

CHURCH SUFFERED DISASTER.

IN NOVEMBER 2011.

MUSLIM EXTREMISTS WILL NOT DRIVE

THE CHURCH AWAY.

WE CHRISTIANS WILL STILL

WORSHIP GOD ON THE SOIL.

WE WILL REMAIN UNTIL GLORY OF

GOD IS MANIFESTED HERE.

CHURCH MEMBERS ARE ON ALERT.

ARMED OFFICIALS WILL GUARD THE

CHURCH NEAR NIGH ROBE BI SUN.

MY PEOPLE SHALL HUMBLE

THEMSELVES AND REPENT OF THEIR

SINS.

GOD IS GOING TO RESTORE OUR

LAND.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS, NIGH

ROBE BI, KENYA.

COMING UP, WHY SOME PLACES

ARE CRACKING DOWN ON THE WORD,

EASTER.

EASTER IS THE NEWEST VICTIM

IN THE WAR FOR POLITICAL

CORRECTNESS.

SCHOOLS ARE BANNING IF WORD

EASTER FROM BEING USED.

STUDENTS ARE ALLOWS TO STUDENT

THE WORD WITH SPRING ALLOWING

SPRING BREAK, SPRING BUNNY AND

SPRING EGGS.

AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN ALABAMA

IS HOSTING AN ACADEMIC EGG HUNT.

RIDICULOUS.

PRINCIPAL SAYS IT IS ALL IN THE

INTEREST OF RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY.

MORE WE ARE JOINED BY CNS EDITOR

TERRY JEFFREY.

WHAT IS BEHIND THIS?

IT IS AN ANTI-CHRISTIAN ANT

MIST.

BANNING USE OF WORD EASTER, YOU

SEE PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS ACTING

IN WAYS DISCRIMINATORY AGAINST

CHRISTIANS.

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY, A PRIVATE

SCHOOL IS ENFORCING

ANTIDISCRIMINATION POLICY THAT

SAYS CHRISTIAN GROUPS HAVE TO

ACCEPT MEMBERS WITH NO FAITH AT

ALL.

THEIR LEADERS CAN EXPRESS ANY

VIEW OF ALL.

THE LEADER NEEDS TO LEAD BIBLE

STUDIES COULD NOT DO THAT AT

VANDERBILT.

THEY WOULD HAVE TO ALLOW ATHEIST

TO BE THE LEADER.

CATHOLIC GROUP MOVED OFF CAMPUS

BECAUSE VANDERBILT CATHOLIC

COULD NOT OPERATE AT VANDERBILT

UNIVERSITY ACCORDING TO THE

BELIEFS OF THE CHURCH.

IN VERY MANY VENUES IN THE

UNITED STATES IS A GROWING AN

MIST AGAINST CHRISTIANITY.

SOME PEOPLE SAY IT IS ABOUT

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS.

MANY SAY IT IS A WAR ON EASTER

AND CHRISTIANITY.

HOW SHOULD WE AS CHRISTIANS

RESPOND?

FIRST OF ALL WE HAVE TO BE

PROUD OF THE FACT THIS COUNTRY

IS ROOTED IN JUDEO CHRISTIAN

MORALI

MORALITY.

WE SEE IN THE DEBATES AND

SUPREME COURT, WE HAVE A

POWERFUL GROUP TRYING TO UPROOT

US.

WHEN THEY TALKED ABOUT FREEDOM

MEANT IN THE DECLARATION OF

INDEPENDENCE, ALL MEN AND ALL

NATIONS MUST OBEY IT, COMPLETELY

CONSISTENT WITH JUDEO CHRISTIAN

REVELATION.

WHAT WE SEE AT WORK THIS WEEK IS

MAN CAN MAKE UP HIS OWN RULES

AND STATE CAN IMPOSE RULES

FLATLY IN CONTRADICTION TO WHAT

MEN FOR MILLENNIA UNDERSTOOD AS

TRUTH.

ARE WE GOING TO SEE MORE

CASES LIKE THIS?

ABSOLUTELY.

WE SEE THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

MOVING AHEAD TO ENFORCE ABORTION

INDUCING DRUG WHICH FORCES

CHRISTIANS TO ACT AGAINST THEIR

FAITH.

TERRY, THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU.

TAKE CARE.

UP NEXT, ASYLUM DENIED.

THE DANGEROUS PLACE SOME

CHRISTIANS MIGHT BE SENT.

CHRISTIANS IN IRAN FACE

ARREST, TORTURE AND EVEN DEATH.

SOME HAVE BEEN SEEKING ASYLUM IN

SWEDEN.

CHRISTIAN OFFICIALS ARE PLANNING

TO SEND THEM BACK TO IRAN.

DALE HURD HAS TONIGHT'S FOCUS

REPORTER.

ROEEPORTER

REPORTER: THEIR REQUEST FOR

ASYLUM DENIED.

CHRISTIANS FACING DEPORTATION

WOULD SEEM TO BE AS COLD AS THE

SWEDISH WINTER.

THEY SAY THEY MAY NOT CARE.

THEY MAY FACE PRISON OR TORTURE.

REZA JABBARI HAS BEEN IN

HIDING AFTER ASYLUM REQUEST.

HIS PASTOR KYE BERGER CAN'T

BELIEVE THE ASYLUM REQUEST WAS

DENIED.

THIS MAN HAS BROUGHT OTHER

MUSLIMS TO THE CHRISTIAN FAITH

AND THE CHRISTIAN BAPTISM.

I MEAN IF HE IS A FRAUD, HE IS A

VERY BAD ONE.

HE IS BRINGING PEOPLE TO

CHRISTIAN FAITH.

STILL THEY DENIED HIM.

THAT MADE ME LOOK INTO WHAT IS

GOING ON.

WHAT IS GOING ON?

ACCORDING TO VETERAN SWEDISH

LAWYER GABRIELLE IS IN A BAD

LAWYER.

WHEN YOU APPLY FOR ASYLUM,

YOU HAVE TO PRESENT YOUR CASE.

IF YOU ARE A CONVERT, YOU NEED

TO SHOW EVIDENCE OF CONVERTING,

CERTIFICATE OF CONVERTS OR

BAPTISM.

THAT IS OFTEN MISSING BECAUSE

STATE APPOINTED LAWYERS DON'T

INCLUDE IT LEAVING ASYLUM

SEEKERS AT THE MERCY OF

OFFICIALS WHO MAY NOT UNDERSTAND

HOW DANGEROUS IRAN IS.

ALL OF THIS TOGETHER RESULTS

IN A LOTTERY WHERE SOME PEOPLE

WIN, SOME LOSE.

SOME OF THE LOSERS ARE ALI,

WIFE AND LITTLE GIRL SERENA.

IRANIAN CHRISTIAN WHO IS LEFT

ISLAM AND NOW FACE DEPORTATION.

WE HAVE TOLD OUR FAMILIES IN

IRAN AND WE ARE CHRISTIANS.

THEY HAVE DISOWNED US.

WE DON'T HAVE A FAMILY.

OUR BLOT IS HOLY FOR MUSLIMS TO

KILL US.

AN OFFICIAL SAYS YES THEY

WOULD BE THROWN INTO A IRANIAN

PRISON BUT NOT KILLED.

THIS WOMAN IS IN HIDING, WHEN

SHE TRIED TO TESTIFY TO

IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS, THEY

THOUGHT SHE WAS LYING.

THEY ASKED ME, WHY DIDN'T YOU

BECOME A JEW.

REZA JABBARI SAYS IMMIGRATION

OFFICIAL TOLD HIM WHEN HE IS

DEPORTED TO IRAN, ALL HE NEEDS

TO DO IS TELL EVERYONE HE IS A

MUSLIM, NOT A CHRISTIAN AND HE

WILL BE FINE.

AFTER I AM BAPTIZED I AM A

CHRISTIAN.

YOU CANNOT SAY THESE THINGS TO

ME.

A LOT OF BIAS REGARDING

CHRISTIAN CONVERTS.

WHY WOULD ANYBODY DO ANYTHING OF

THE SORT.

NEW THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

DESCRIBES AN AGENCY THAT SEEMS

TO BE OVERWHELMED BY ASYLUM

SEEKERS.

WE HAVE A THOUSAND PEOPLE

COMING EVERY WEEK.

WE HAVE TO HAVE A PROPER

PROCEDURE AND GIVE PEOPLE

ANSWERS IN DUE TIME.

IF WE SAY NO, GO TO THE COURTS,

OF COURSE THE VOLUME IS A

CHALLENGING TASK.

SHOULDN'T BE HEART FOR

OFFICIALS TO UNDERSTAND IRAN IS

A DANGEROUS PLACE FOR

CHRISTIANS.

CASE OF PASTOR YOUSEF NADARKHANI

BROUGHT WORLDWIDE ATTENTION WHEN

HE WAS CONVICTED OF APOSTASY AND

SENTENCED TO DEATH.

JUST LAST MONTH, WHOSE PASTOR'S

WIFE SPOKE AND HE WAS GIVEN AN

EIGHT YEAR SENTENCE FOR BUILDING

AN ORPHAN AGE.

PASTOR SAEED'S ATTORNEY SAY

HIS CLIENT'S EIGHT YEAR SENTENCE

AMOUNTS TO DEATH.

HE HAS BEEN TORTURED AND HAS

INTERNAL BLEEDING.

REZA WAS A FAMOUS SINGER IN

IRAN.

HE IS A TARGET.

HE HAS BEEN PUT IN PRISON.

THEY TRIED TO RECRUIT HIM AS AN

INFORMANT.

IS HE BEING TORTURED?

WE DON'T KNOW.

THESE CHRISTIANS HAVE GIVEN

THEIR SITUATIONS TO GOD.

JESUS ACCEPTED ME.

I AM FREE.

WE ASKED SWEDEN'S MIGRATION

BOARD IF THEY UNDERSTOOD THE

DANGER BY CHRISTIAN CONVERTS.

IT SAID IT DID.

DONNER SAYS THAT WHAT MAKES IT

ALL THE MORE DAMMING.

THEY WILL SAY SOMETHING NASTY

IN THE FUTURE.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS,

STOCKHOLM.

FAMILY OF IMPRISONED IRANIAN

CHRISTIAN SAFELY EVACUATED,

FAMILY OF FARSHIEED WAS

TRANSFERRED TO CANADA.

HE IS JAILED AT EVIN PRISON.

WHEN HE WAS ARRESTED IN 2010, HE

WAS HELD IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

FOR OVER 100 DAYS.

HE HAS BEEN SEPARATED FROM

FAMILY AND LOVED ONES.

IMAM MINISTRIES IS ASKING FOR A

LETTEDER OF ENCOURAGEMENT.

PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THEY ARE UP TO.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE CBNNEWS.COM.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

A TENNESSEE TEEN HAS JUST

CROSSED OFF NO. 1 ITEM ON THE

BUCKET LIST.

A CHANCE TO ATTEND PROM.

14-YEAR-OLD KATELYN HAS BEEN

FIGHTING BONE CANCER.

SHE IS IN CRITICAL BUT STABLE

CONDITION.

HER CLASSMATES DECIDED TO MAKE

HER WISH COME TRUE AND BROUGHT

THE PROM TO HER.

HER DATE BROUGHT HER A CORSAGE

AND HOLDING CANDLES ALL TO LIGHT

THE NIGHT FOR KATE.

SHE HAS GREAT FRIENDS.

WISH HER THE

"NEWSWATCH."

YOU CAN E-MAIL YOUR COMMENTS AND

QUESTIONS AT "NEWSWATCH" AT

CBN.COM.

HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US NEXT TIME.

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