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Christian World News: April 12, 2013

On Christian World News, April 12: Two young women who were arrested and jailed in Iran’s worst prison are telling their story. Plus, a Christian family offers forgiveness to the man who nearly killed their son. And, in France, a desperate ... ... Read Transcript


Wendy: TODAY ON

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,

CAPTIVE IN IRAN.

TWO YOUNG WOMEN ARRESTED AND

JAILED IN THE COUNTRY'S

WORST PRISON.

THEY ENDURED SEVEN MONTHS OF

CAPTIVITY, AND NOW THEY'RE

TELLING THEIR STORY.

PLUS, FAITH AND

FORGIVENESS.

AFTER A DEADLY ATTACK NEARLY

TOOK THEIR SON'S LIFE, THESE

PARENTS SAY THEY FORGIVE HIS

ATTACKER.

AND THE FIGHT FOR THE

FAMILY, FRANCE BECOMES

EUROPE'S LATEST BATTLEGROUND

OVER GAY MARRIAGE.

*

Wendy: WELCOME TO

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS.

I'M WENDY GRIFFITH.

GEORGE THOMAS IS ON

ASSIGNMENT.

IN IRAN, HIGH-PROFILE CASES

OF CHRISTIAN PASTORS BEING

ARRESTED, IMPRISONED, AND

STOTORTURED HAVE PUT THE

SPOTLIGHT ON THE TREAMENT OF

CHRISTIANS IN ISLAMIC

COUNTRY.

NOW TWO IRANIAN WOMEN ARE

TELLING THEIR STORY.

JOHN WAGGI EXPLAINS.

Reporter: THEY WERE

RAISED MUSLIM IN IRAN,

CONVERTED IN CHRISTIANITY,

AND STUDIED THEOLOGY IN

TURKEY TOGETHER.

AMASADI SAYS SHE HAD DREAMS

AND VISIONS ABOUT JESUS.

I MET JESUS.

HE WAS STANDING AGAINST A

LARGE STONE, WHICH WAS

COVERED WITH SHINING GOLD.

Reporter: BUT IN 2009,

AMI ZADI AND HER FRIEND WERE

ARRESTED FOR SHARING THEIR

CHRISTIAN FAITH.

THEY'RE AUTHORS OF A NEW

BOOK CALLED "CAPTIVE IN

IRAN," AND THEY TOLD THEIR

STORY THIS WEEK AT A HUDSON

INSTITUTION PANEL IN

WASHINGTON.

GOD GAVE US THIS VISION

TO DISTRIBUTE THE BIBLE

AMONG IRANIAN PEOPLE.

WE DISTRIBUTED ABOUT 20,000

NEW TESTAMENTS IN TEHRAN AND

A NEW OTHER CITIES.

ALSO, WE HAD TWO HOUSE

CHURCHES.

ONE OF THEM WAS FOR

PROSTITUTES, AND THE OTHER

FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN OUR OWN

APARTMENT.

Reporter: WHEN IRANIAN

AUTHORITIES ARRESTED THEM,

THEY WERE INTERROGATED FOR

AN ENTIRE DAY.

THEY SENT US TO A

BASEMENT.

THERE WAS A DIRTY AND DARK

CELL IN THE BASEMENT.

AND THEY THREATENED US WITH

PHYSICAL TORTURE.

THEY SAID YOU NEED TO GIVE

US ALL OF THE INFORMATION

THAT WE NEED, OTHERWISE WE

WILL BEAT YOU UNTIL YOU DRAW

BLOOD.

Reporter: THE WOMEN

SAID THE GUARDS DIDN'T

PHYSICALLY TORTURE THEM, BUT

THEY WERE SENTENCED TO EVAN

PRISON WHERE PASTOR SAEED

ABEDINI IS BEING HELD AND

SOMETIMES TORTURED.

WE WERE VRVE INTERVIEWED

BY INTERVIEWERS, AND THEY

THREATENED US BY EXECUTION.

Reporter: THEY WERE

THREATENED WITH HANGING BY

10 DIFFERENT TRIALS.

THEY WERE EVENTUALLY

RELEASED AFTER CHRISTIANS

AROUND THE WORLD PUBLICIZED

THEIR CASE.

WE BELIEVE THAT THE FIRST

REASON WE ARE HERE TODAY AND

WE ARE FREE IS GOD'S GRACE

AND GOD'S WILL.

AND THE SECOND REASON IS

SUPPORT OF ALL CHRISTIANS

FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

Reporter: THESE TWO

WOMEN ARE URGING BELIEVERS

TO WRITE LETTERS TO IRANIANS

IN PRISON FOR THEIR FAITH.

JOHN WAGGI, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: A U.S.

CONGRESSMAN IS CALLING ON

PRESIDENT OBAMA TO SPEAK UP

FOR EGYPT'S PERSECUTED

CHRISTIANS.

VIRGINIA REPRESENTATIVE

FRANK WOLF SAYS THE

PRESIDENT SHOULD FORCEFULLY

DENOUNCE ATTACKS ON COPTIC

BELIEVERS.

AN ANGRY MOB THROUGH

FIREBOMBS ON CHRISTIANS

OUTSIDE A MAIN CATHEDRAL IN

CAIRO ON SUNDAY, AND TWO

CHRISTIANS DIED.

ERL LIAEARLIER IN THE WEEK,

FIVE CHRISTIANS WERE KILLED

IN SIMILAR INCIDENTS.

WOLF SAYS THE ATTACKS WILL

CONTINUE UNTIL MR. OBAMA

SPEAKS OUT.

HE SAYS CHRISTIANS ARE

LIVING IN FREE, AND MANY ARE

FLEEING THE COUNTRY.

AND THE COPTIC POPE HAS

ACCUSED THE PRESIDENT OF

NEGLIGENCE.

HE SAYS MOHAMMED MORSI HAS

BROKEN HIS PROMISE TO

PROTECT THE CHRISTIANS.

JOINING US IS KRISTINA SHAY,

AND SHE IS CO-AUTHOR OF THE

NEW BOOK "PERSECUTED, THE

GLOBAL ASSAULT ON

CHRISTIANS."

NINA, GREAT TO HAVE YOU BACK

ON THE SHOW.

GREAT TO BE BACK.

Wendy: WHAT SHOULD THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DO

ABOUT THIS INCREASED ATTACK

AND THE INCREASED

PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS

UNDER THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD.

CHRISTIANS IN EGYPT ARE

IN TERRIBLE ASSAULT.

THIS IS THE SEAT OF THEIR

COPTIC POPE, AND IF THAT CAN

BE BREACHED, IF THERE CAN BE

AN ALL-OUT ASSAULT WITH

GRENADES AND FIREBOMBS AND

TEAR GAS AGAINST CHRISTIANS

DURING A FUNERAL, AND THE

FUNERAL WAS FOR OTHER

CHRISTIANS WHO HAD BEEN

MURDERED IN AN ATTACK

AGAINST THEIR VILLAGE, THEN

REALLY NO CHRISTIAN IS

SAFE.

IT IS A CRIME TO BE

CHRISTIAN IN EGYPT, IN

EFFECT.

SO WE HAVE TO, AS THE

LARGEST DONOR TO EGYPT --

WE'RE EXTREMELY GENEROUS AS

A COUNTRY TO EGYPT, BOTH IN

OUR DIRECT AID TO THE

MILITARY, THE ECONOMIC AID,

AND TO THEIR FARM LOANS, AND

WE NEED TO DRAW A RED LINE

AND SAY THESE CHRISTIANS

MUST BE PROTECTED AND THEIR

MURDERERS MUST BE BROUGHT TO

TRIAL AND JUSTICE MUST BE

SERVED.

Wendy: WE SAW THE

INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE TWO

WOMEN FROM IRAN.

AND WE KNOW OTHERS,

INCLUDING PASTOR SAEED

ABEDINI, ARE STILL JAILED IN

IRAN.

WHY DOES THE REGIME THERE

FEAR CHRISTIANITY SO MUCH?

WELL, THEY DERIVE THEIR

LEDG LEGITIMACY FROM THEIR

RELIGION OF ISLAM.

AND THEY SEE CHRISTIANS, AND

BECOMING A CHRISTIAN, AS A

THREAT TO THEIR LAW.

THE GRAND AYATOLLAH, OF

COURSE, STARTED IRAN, AND

AYATOLLAH STILL RULES, THERE

IS CLERICAL RULE.

THEY SEE THIS AS A VERY DEEP

THREAT.

AND THERE IS QUITE A BIT OF

SYMPATHY THERE FOR

CHRISTIANITY AMONG THE

PEOPLE.

Wendy: MIRACULOUSLY,

TOES TW THOSE TWO IRANIAN

WOMEN THAT WE SAW AT THE

BEGINNING OF THE SHOW, WERE

FREED AFTER A YEAR.

SAEED ABEDINI STILL IN

JAIL.

WHAT CAN BE DONE TO HELP

FREE THESE CHRISTIANS THAT

ARE IN PRISON?

THE WOMEN FROM IRAN'S

STORY WAS SO UP LIFTING AND

INSPIRING ON SO MANY LEVELS,

AND PARTICULARLY IT TAUGHT

US, AND CONFIRMED FOR US, WE

CAN DO SOMETHING.

WE CAN HELP.

WE CAN HELP WITH OUR

PRAYERS.

WE CAN HELP BY WRITING, AND

BECOMING MORE INFORMED ABOUT

THESE CASES, AND BY WRITING

TO OUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS,

AND TO THE PRISONERS

THEMSELVES AROUND THE

WORLD.

WE HAVE ESTABLISHED A NEW

WEBSITE TO MAKE THIS I'S

SEAR.

IT IS CALLED persecution

PERSECUTIONREPORT.ORG.

Wendy: BE SURE TO GO

THERE.

AND IN YOUR BOOK, NINA,

"PERSECUTED," YOU SAY THAT

CHRISTIANS ARE THE MOST

PERSECUTED GROUP IN THE

WORLD.

IT HAPPENS IN DIFFERENT

CULTURES AND POLITICAL

SYSTEMS.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT

CHRISTIANITY THAT DRAWS SO

MUCH OPPOSITION?

WELL, I THINK IT IS

VARIOUS NATIONS' INABILITY

TO LIVE WITH THE RELIGIOUS

OTHER.

THESE ARE CHRISTIAN

MINORITIES AROUND THE

WORLD.

CHRISTIANS BELIEVE IN THE

GREAT COMMISSION OF

SPREADING THE FAITH, OF

SHARING THE FAITH.

AND THIS IS DONE PEACEFULLY,

AND PEOPLE IN CHINA ARE

EMBRACING CHRISTIANITY BY

THE MILLIONS.

BUT THERE IS PERSECUTION

BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENTS SEE

IT AS A THREAT.

AND IT'S EXTREMELY TRAGIC

AND IT'S EXTREMELY TRAGIC

THAT WE'RE NOT MORE

CONSCIOUS OF THIS IN THE

FREE WEST.

Wendy: I WAS JUST GOING

TO SAY THAT CHRISTIANS HERE

IN THE U.S., AND ALL OVER

THE WEST, ARE LARGELY

UNAWARE OF THIS PHENOMENA,

AND IN A WAY WE CAN BE

THANKFUL FOR THAT, BUT, OF

COURSE, WE NEED TO LEARN

MORE.

SO THOSE WHO WANT TO LEARN

MORE ABOUT THE PERSECUTED

CHURCH CAN GO TO YOUR

WEBSITE, THAT'S

persecutionreport.org NINA

SHAY, THANK YOU FOR JOINING

US.

THANK YOU.

Wendy: FIVE YEARS AGO,

A MESSIANIC JEWISH BOY IN

ISRAEL NEARLY DIED IN A

SERIES OF ATTACKS.

THIS WEEK THE COURT

SENTENCED AMERICAN-BORNE

JOHN TITEL FOR THOSE

ATTACKS.

Reporter: JACK TITEL

WALKED INTO THE JERUSALEM

COURTROOM UNREPENTANT.

THE JUDGE RESPONDED WITH TWO

LIFE SENTENCES IN TWO MURDER

CASES AND AN ADDITIONAL 30

YEARS FOR OTHER CRIMES.

WE HOPE THAT THIS HEAVY

PUNISHMENTS WILL DETER ANY

ANY OTHERS WHO MIGHT THINK

OF DOING ANY KIND OF TERROR

ACTIVITIES OR PARTICIPATING

IN SUCH.

Reporter: TETEL'S REIGN

OF TERROR INVOLVED KILLING

TWO PASTORS.

IT NEARLY KILLED 15-YEAR-OLD

AMI ORTIZ.

MERCHANT YOMIRACULOUSLY, HE

SURVIVED.

DURING SENTENCING, THE JUDGE

SAID HIS HOLY WORK HAD

BECOME DUST UNDER HIS FEET,

AND HIS ACTIONS CONTRADICTED

THE VALUES OF THE JEWISH

STATE.

PART OF HIS MISSION INCLUDED

IRRADICATING JEWS WHO

BELIEVE JESUS IS THE JEWISH

MESSIAH.

THE LORD HAS, IN HIS

MERCY, HAS CHOSEN US TO

SUFFER FOR HIS NAMESAKE.

AND HIS NAME SHOULD ARE

LIFTED UP, BECAUSE THAT'S

THE ONLY THING WE CAN TAKE

WITH US, ONLY JESUS.

Reporter: LEA ORTIZ

SAYS FROM THE VERY BEGINNING

GOD TOLD HER TO PRAY FOR THE

MAN WHO TRIED TO KILL HER

SON.

HE GAVE ME HIS LOVE FOR

JACK TITEL.

HE GAVE ME THE LOVE OF GOD

TO PRAY FOR THIS PERSON.

Reporter: HAVE YOU AND

DAVID AND THE FAMILY

FORGIVEN JACK?

ALL OF US HAD TO FROM THE

VERY BEGINNING, OTHERWISE WE

WOULD HAVE BEEN PRISONERS

ALONG WITH HIM.

WE WOULD HAVE BEEN

DESTROYED.

WE WOULDN'T HAVE BE ABLE TO

HAVE ANY TYPE OF HEALING IN

OUR LIVES.

Reporter: AND YET THEY

CREDIT THE PRAYERS OF

BELIEVERS FROM AROUND THE

WORLD.

IT WAS THEIR PRAYERS THAT

WERE ABLE TO LIFT US UP AND

KEEP US AFLOAT.

I HAVE NEVER KNOWN THE

LORD AS EMMANUEL, AS I HAVE

THROUGH THIS SITUATION.

HE HAS STAYED SO CLOSE TO

US.

WE HAVE EXPERIENCED THE BODY

OF CHRIST AROUND THE WORLD

IN A WAY THAT IS

UNBELIEVABLE.

Reporter: DAVID AND

LEAH ORTIZ EXPRESS RELIEF AT

THE VERDICT, THAT HE CANNOT

HARM OTHER FAMILIES, AND

HOPE ONE DAY TO VISIT HIM IN

JAIL TO SHARE GOD'S LOVE.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Wendy: THANKS, CHRIS.

COMING UP, THEY CALLED HER

THE IRON LADY.

HOW MARGARET THATCHER'S

FAITH STRENTHENED HER

POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY.

Wendy: THE UNITED

KINGDOM AND THE WORLD ARE

REMEMBERING THE LEGACY OF

FORMER BRITISH PRIME

MINISTER MARGARET THATCHER.

THE IRON LADY DIED OF A

STROKE AT THE AGE OF 87.

AS MARK MARTIN TELLS US, SHE

WAS A CULTURAL ICON.

Reporter: IT WAS SAID

THAT MARGARET THATCHER

RETURNED THE GREAT TO GREAT

BRITAIN.

SHE BURST ONTO THE POLITICAL

SCENE AT THE AGE OF 34.

IN 1979, SHE SWEPT THE

CONSERVATIVE PARTY INTO

POWER AND BECAME THE FIRST

WOMAN PRIME MINISTER.

HER POLITICAL POLICIES WERE

STEADFAST NAVE COMMUNISM,

AND PREMARKETS.

I PRESUME THIS IS TO

ENABLE US TO SWEEP BRITAIN

CLEAN.

Reporter: FORMER

ANGLICAN ARCHBISHOP GEORGE

PERRY KNEW HER VERY WELL.

SHE WAS A FABULOUS

PERSON, VERY CONVICTED ABOUT

WHAT SHE THOUGHT WAS RIGHT

FOR THE COUNTRY.

SHE POLARIZED PUBLIC

OPINION.

IN THE END, WE'LL LOOK BACK

ON HER PARTICULAR HISTORY

AND TO SAY THAT ACTUALLY

WOKE US UP.

AND WE'RE STRONGER FOR HER

LEADERSHIP.

Reporter: HER CHRISTIAN

FAITH WAS EMBODIED IN HER

POLITICAL BELIEFS IN THE

POLICIES SHE PURSUED.

SHE FAMOUSLY QUOTED FROM

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISSI'S

PRAYER OF PEACE.

WHERE THERE IS DISCORD, MAY

WE BRING HARMONY, WHERE

THERE IS ERROR, MAY WE BRING

TRUTH.

WHERE THERE IS DOUBTER,

DOUBT, MAY BE BRING FAITH.

SHE WAS A VERY CHRISTIAN

BELIEVER.

SHE WAS SAYING, THESE ARE

THE VALUES I WANT TO LIVE MY

LIFE BY.

YOU KNOW.

AND SHE WAS -- SHE ATTENDED

SERVICES.

SHE WAS A VERY FAITHFUL

CHRISTIAN.

Reporter: THATCHER

FOUND A KINDRED SPIRIT IN

PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN, AND

HAD A FAMOUS MOMENT DURING

THE FIRST GOLF WAR WHEN SHE

INSTRUCTED A VACILLATING

PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH THAT

IT WAS NO TIME TO GO WOBBLY,

GEORGE.

SHE GAINED A NICKNAME WHICH

SHE WORE WITH PRIDE.

THE IRON LADY OF THE

WESTERN WORLD.

Reporter: SHE LED

BRITAIN TO VICTORY WHEN THE

FALKLANDS.

STILL, THATCHER'S LEGACY

REMAINS ENTACT, IN THE

UNITED KINGDOM AND AROUND

THE WORLD.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

I'LL BE LEAVING FOR THE LAST

TIME, AFTER 11 AND A HALF

WONDERFUL YEARS.

AND WE'RE VERY HAPPY TO

LEAVE THE UNITED KINGDOM IN

A VERY WELL STATE FROM WHEN

WE CAME HERE 11 AND A HALF

YEARS AGO.

Reporter: MARK MARTIN,

CBN NEWS.

Wendy: INCREDIBLE

LADY.

CHRISTIANS AROUND THE WORLD

ARE SENDING THEIR LOVE AND

PRAYERS TO AMERICAN PASTOR

RICK WARREN AND HIS FAMILY

FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF HIS

SON.

MATTHEW WARREN TOOK HIS OWN

LIFE AFTER A LONG BATTLE

WITH MENTAL ILLNESS.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: PASTOR RICK

WARREN GAVE THANKS FOR THE

SUPPORT HE AND HIS WIFE KAY

HAVE RECEIVED, FOLLOWING THE

SUICIDE OF THEIR 27-YEAR-OLD

SON.

WARREN TWEETED TO HIS NEARLY

ONE MILLION FOLLOWERS: "KAY

AND I ARE OVERWHELMED BY

YOUR LOVE, PRAYERS, AND KIND

WORDS.

YOU ARE ALL ENCOURAGING OUR

BROKEN HEARTS."

MATTHEW WARREN TOOK HIS LIFE

AT HIS MISSION VIEJO HOME IN

WHAT HIS FAMILY SAYS WAS A

MOMENTARY WAVE OF DISPAIR.

TO HIS 20,000 MEMBERS OF THE

SADDLEBACK CHURCH SAYS HIS

SON ENDED HIS LIFE AFTER A

LIFE-LONG BATTLE WITH MENTAL

ILLNESS.

CHURCH MEMBERS REMEMBER

MATTHEW AS A KIND AND GENTLE

SOUL.

HE WAS A TALENTED,

CREATIVE YOUNG MAN.

Reporter: BUT WARREN

SAID HIS SON FOUGHT A LONELY

BATTLE WITH DEPRESSION.

HE STRUGGLED FROM BIRTH WITH

MENTAL ILLNESS, DARK HOLES

OF DEPRESSION, AND EVEN

SUICIDAL THOUGHTS.

IN SPITE OF AMERICA'S BEST

DOCTORS, MEDICINES, THE

TORTURE OF MENTAL ILLNESS

NEVER SUBSIDED, SAID

WARREN.

HE MARVELLED THE HIS SON'S

COURAGE TO KEEP ON LIVING IN

HIS DARKEST MOMENTS.

I'LL NEVER FORGET HOW MANY

YEARS AGO AFTER ANOTHER

APPROACH HAD FAILED TO GIVE

RELIEF, MATTHEW SAID, "DAD,

I KNOW I'M GOING TO HEAVEN.

WHY CAN'T I JUST DIE AND END

THIS PAIN?"

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS FACE A

SIMILAR FATE.

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE

CONTROL ESTIMATE THAT AROUND

3.4% OF AMERICANS SUFFER

FROM DEPRESSION, AND ROUGHLY

40,000 PEOPLE COMMIT SUICIDE

EVERY YEAR IN THE UNITED

STATES.

MEANWHILE, PASTOR WARREN IS

ASKING FOR PRAYERS AND

SUPPORT FOR HIM AND HIS

FAMILY.

A ROLE REVERSAL FOR THE MAN

WHO HAS LED SO MANY OTHERS

THROUGH DARK TIMES.

EVANGELIST AND PASTOR GREG

LAURIE, WHO'S SON WAS KILLED

IN AN ACCIDENT IN 2008,

OFFERED HIS SUPPORT TO THE

FAMILY.

"AT TIMES LIKE THESE, THERE

REALLY ARE NO WORDS, BUT

THERE IS THE WORD.

THERE IS NO MANUAL, BUT

THERE IS EMMANUEL.

GOD IS WITH US.

I KNOW THE LORD WILL BE

THERE FOR ALL OF THE WARREN

FAMILY AND SADDLEBACK

CHURCH, AS THEY GRIEVE

TOGETHER, LOOKING FORWARD TO

THAT DAY WHEN GOD WILL

RESTORE ALL THINGS."

CHARLENE ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: UP NEXT, SOME

SAY IT'S ABOUT HUMAN

RIGHTS.

OTHERS SAY IT IS ABOUT

DESTROYING CHRISTIANITY.

THE FIGHT THAT IS DIVIDING

FRANCE.

CREASHT CREARLT IMLSH

Wendy: IEWRG WAY IS NOW

THE THIRD COUNTRY IN THE

AMERICAS TO LEGALIZE GAY

MARRIAGE.

71 OUT OF THE 92 MEMBERS OF

THE COUNTY'S CHAMBER OF

DEPUTIES VOTED IN FAVOR.

IT IS CALLED THE MARRIAGE

EQUALITY PROJECT.

IT WILL ALLOW GAY COUPLES TO

COME TO THE SOUTH AMERICAN

COUNTRY JUST TO MAYOR.

URUGUAY'S PRESIDENT IS

EXPECTED TO PUT IT INTO

EFFECT BEFORE THE END OF

THIS MONTH.

CANADA AND THE ARGENTINA ARE

THE ONLY TWO OTHER COUNTRIES

WHERE GAY MARRIAGE IS

LEGAL.

FRANCE APPEARS TO BE THE

NEXT NATION LOOKING TO

LEGALIZE GAY MARRIAGE.

DESPITE OBJECTIONS FROM THE

CHURCH AND EVEN HOMOSEXUAL

GROUPS, THE SOCIALIST

GOVERNMENT IS PUSHING ITS

AGENDA TO REDEFINE THE

FAMILY.

DALE HURD REPORTS FROM

PARIS.

Reporter: IN THE

STREETS OF PARIS, CHRISTIANS

KNEEL AND PRAY, ASKING GOD

TO DELIVER FRANCE FROM A

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BILL THEY

BELIEVE AMOUNTS TO A NEW

FRENCH REVOLUTION, CERTAIN

TO BECOME LAW.

IT WOULD NOT ONLY GRANT

HOMOSEXUALS THE RIGHT TO

MARRIAGE, BUT THE RIGHT OF

SAME-SEX COUPLES TO ADOPT

CHILDREN.

IT HAS BEEN LEGALIZED IN 12

NATIONS SO FAR, MOST IN THE

WESTERN WORLD.

AND IT HAS BEEN PARTIALLY

LEGALIZED IN AN ADDITIONAL

THREE NATIONS, INCLUDING THE

UNITED STATES.

FRANCE WILL BE NEXT.

ALL WE'RE ASKING FOR IS

TO HAVE THE SAME RIGHTS AS

EVERYBODY.

THE RIGHT TO GET MARRIED OR

NOT.

I'VE BEEN WITH MY

BOYFRIEND FOR THE LAST 20

YEARS.

WE HAVE A VERY NORMAL LIFE.

WE HAVE THE SAME RIGHTS AS

STRAIGHT PEOPLE HAVE.

WE PAY OUR TAXES.

WE ARE RAISING A LITTLE GIRL

THE BEST WE CAN.

Reporter: THE SOCIALIST

GOVERNMENT OF FRANCOIS

HOLLANDE WILL ESSENTIALLY

DESTROY AND REDEFINE THE

TRADITIONAL INSTITUTION OF

MARRIAGE FOR THE BENEFIT OF

A RELATIVELY TINY PART OF

THE POPULATION, AS IS THE

CASE IN MOST WESTERN

NATIONS, HOMOSEXUALS ACCOUNT

FOR LESS THAN 5% OF THE

POPULATION IN FRANCE.

SO OPPONENTS OF FRANCE'S

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LAW SEE IT

AS A CYNICAL PLOY BY A

SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT TO USE

WHAT IS BILLED AS A HUMAN

RIGHTS ISSUE TO DESTROY THE

TRADITIONAL FAMILY AND

CHRISTIANITY.

ALANA IS PRESIDENT OF THE

CATHOLIC ORGANIZATION,

SINIDUS.

IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THE

GOVERNMENT HAS DECLARED WAR

ON CHRISTIANITY.

MARRIAGE IS BETWEEN A MAN

AND A WOMAN.

IF TODAY WE DECIDE THAT

MARRIAGE IS FOR GAYS,

TOMORROW WE WILL HAVE

POLYGAMY.

Reporter: AND ANTWAN

RENARD SAYS THE HOLLANDE

GOVERNMENT IS USING CHILDREN

TO CARRY OUT ITS SOCIAL

REVOLUTION.

FOR EXAMPLE, THE MINISTER

OF EDUCATION SAID IN

WRITING, THAT HAS BEEN SENT

TO ALL EDUCATION DIRECTORS,

THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS

COMMITTED TO USE THE YOUNG

PEOPLE TO CHANGE THE MAN

MENTALITYS.

CAN YOU IMAGINE?

IT IS ALMOST A WAR

DECLARATION.

USE OUR CHILDREN TO CHANGE

OUR MINDS.

Reporter: BUT NOT ALL

OPPOSE THE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

LAW FOR RELIGIOUS REASONS.

A WIDELY HELD VIEW AMONG

ATHEISTS IS THAT IT IS

UNNATURAL AND WILL HURT

CHILDREN.

OPPOSITION TO FRANCE'S GAY

MARRIAGE LAW HAS BROUGHT

TOGETHER A FASCINATING

COALITION OF CHRISTIANS,

ATHEISTS, AND HOMOSEXUALS.

EMMANUEL DUCOMP IS WITH THE

GAY GROUP, HOMOVOX, AND HE

SAYS THE GAY BILL GOES TOO

FAR.

IT GOES TOO FAR IN THE

SENSE THAT IT MAKES THE

MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION

LIVE UNDER A LAW THAT HAS

BEEN CUT FOR THE MINORITY,

WHICH I DON'T CONSIDER

FAIR.

WE HAVE TWO PARENTS OF

DIFFERENT SEX.

WHETHER WE ARE HETEROSEXUAL

OR HOMOSEXUAL, THERE CAN'T

BE TWO PARENTS OF THE

SAME-SEX.

IT IS NOT NATURAL.

Reporter: PROTESTORS

GATHERED IN PARIS LAST WEEK

TO STAND AGAINST

ANTIHOMOSEXUAL VIOLENCE,

AFTER A GAY MAN WAS SEVERELY

BEATEN WHEN HE AND HIS

BOYFRIEND WERE WALKING

THROUGH AN IMMIGRANT SECTION

OF PARIS.

VIOLENCE AGAINST HOMOSEXUALS

HAS SEEMED TO HAVE TRIPLED.

AND SOME FEAR IT WILL BRING

MORE STREET ATTACKS FROM

FRANCE'S GROWING MUSLIM

POPULATION.

WHILE A SLIM MAJORITY IN

FRANCE SUPPORT SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE, THEY DO NOT

SUPPORT HOMOSEXUAL COUPLES

ADOPTING CHILDREN.

BUT THE BILL IS ALMOST

CERTAIN TO BECOME LAW

ANYWAY.

THESE PROTESTORS BELIEVE THE

FRANCE THEY KNEW, THAT

UPHELD TRADITIONAL FAMILY,

IS SLIPPING AWAY.

AND, INDEED, IT IS.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS, PARIS.

Wendy: FINALLY TODAY,

SOME VIRGINIA COLLEGE

STUDENTS ARE WORKING

OVERTIME TO DELIVER ON A BIG

PROMISE THEY MADE TO ORPHANS

IN INDIA.

AFTER A MISSION TRIP LAST

YEAR, THE REGENT UNIVERSITY

STUDENTS PROMISED TO BUILD

THE BOYS A HOME.

THEY'VE ALREADY PURCHASED

THE LAND, AND RECENTLY THE

CHRIST FOR INDIA TEAM SET

SALE ON A DINNER CRUISE TO

RAISE SOME MONEY FOR THE

BUILDING.

THEY WERE JOINED BY PASTOR

R. ABRAHAM FROM INDIA.

THE NEW BOY'S HOME WILL BE

PART OF HIS GROWING

MINISTRY.

HE SAYS THE STUDENTS' WORK

IS PART OF A BIG REVIVAL HE

IS WITNESSING IN HIS

COUNTRY.

PASTOR ABRAHAM SAYS THE

CHURCH HAS GROWN FROM 40

PEOPLE TO MORE THAN 3,000 IN

SIX MONTHS.

THAT'S FAST GROWTH.

AND THAT'S OUR REPORT FOR

THIS WEEK.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING

US.

FROM ALL OF US HERE AT

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS, UNTIL

NEXT WEEK, GOOD-BYE AND GOD

BLESS YOU.

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