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CBN NewsWatch: April 17, 2013

On Newswatch, April 17: GOP Lawmakers criticize Labor Secretary nominee, Boston remembers most tragic bombing victims, and New-Zealand Sanctions same-sex marriage, Boston remembers most tragic bombing victims, and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," THE BOSTON

MARATHON BOMBINGS, AS THE

F.B.I. NARROWS IN ON A

SUSPECT, THE CITY VOWS TO

PUSH FORWARD.

Wendy: PLUS, AFTER

WEEKS OF MAKING THREATS, WHY

NORTH KOREA IS NOW DEMANDING

AN APOLOGY FROM THE SOUTH.

Mark: AND HOW MARGARET

THATCHER'S PERSONAL FAITH

PLAYED INTO HI HER

POLITICAL LEGACY.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

STAFF AND MEDIA WERE ORDERED

TO EVACUATE THE BOSTON

COURTHOUSE THIS AFTERNOON,

THAT AFTER HOURS OF

CONFLICTING STORIES ABOUT A

POSSIBLE ARREST IN THE

BOSTON BOMBING CASE.

Mark: OFFICIALS STILL

DON'T KNOW, OR ARE NOT YET

SAYING, WHO WAS

RESPONSIBLE.

AS INVESTIGATORS SIFT

THROUGH THE EVIDENCE,

THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS HONOR

THE VICTIMS WHILE THE CITY

OF BOSTON REBOUNDS FROM THE

ATTACK.

Wendy: JOHN WAGGI HAS

TONIGHT'S STOP STORY.

Reporter: THIS IS A

PHOTOGRAPH OF WHAT IS LEFT

OF A PRESSURE COOKER, ONE

THAT DIDN'T COMPLETELY

EXPLODE.

IT IS THE DEVICE THAT GOOD

INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE

CONTAINED THE BOMBS THAT

KILLED AND NAMED THE BOSTON

MARATHON ADVISORIES.

VICTIMS.

IT IS SIMILAR DEVICES WE

FOUND IN AFGHANISTAN USED TO

KILL OUR SOLDIERS.

Reporter: THE SECURITY

OFFICIALS SAY THE DEVICES

WERE IMPLANTED WITH NAILS

AND BALL BEARINGS, TO

MAXIMIZE THE PAIN AND

SUFFERING OF PEOPLE HIT.

MORE THAN 70 PEOPLE REMAIN

HOSPITALIZED.

MANY OF THEM HAVE HAD THEIR

LIMBS AMPUTATED.

YOU HAVE TO BE HONEST

WITH PATIENTS ABOUT THAT.

IT IS A VERY DIFFICULT

THING.

Reporter: THE F.B.I. IS

LOOKING AT REMNANTS OF

BACKPACKS.

AUTHORITIES ARE STILL ASKING

FOR THE PUBLIC'S HELP IN

CAPTURING THOSE WHO CARRIED

OUT THE ATTACKS.

SOMEONE KNOWS WHO DID

THIS.

COOPERATION FROM THE CHINESE

WIL COMMUNITY WILL PLAY A

CRUCIAL ROLE IN THIS

INVESTIGATION.

Reporter: FAMILIES,

FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBORS OF

THE TERRORIST VICTIMS HOLD

VIGILS, PRAY, AND MOURN

THEIR LOSSES.

THIS GATHERING WAS FOR

8-YEAR-OLD MARTIN RICHARD.

THE YOUNGEST VICTIM.

HE WAS ADORABLE.

I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS WHOLE

THING HAS HAPPENED.

I WATCHED HIM GROW UP FROM A

BABY.

Reporter: JOHN WAGGI,

CBN NEWS.

Mary:

Mark: ED STETZER IS THE

PRESIDENT OF A WEBSITE, AND

HE HAS WRITTEN ABOUT THE

ATTACK, AND ADAM LEVY IS

PASTOR OF A CHURCH IN

BOSTON.

THEY BOTH JOIN US NOW.

ED, LET'S START WITH YOU.

WHEN TRAGEDIES LIKE THIS

OCCUR, HOW DOES IT AFFECT

THE CHURCH?

IT IS IMPACTED BY

TRAGEDY.

JESUS TOLD US TO PRAY, THIGH

KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE

DONE AS EARTH AS IT IS IN

EVIDENCE.

SO WE'RE PRAYING THAT IN

BOSTON RIGHT NOW.

AND WE'RE PRAYING IT AROUND

THE WORLD, THY KINGDOM COME,

THY WILL BE DONE.

AND CHURCHES HAVE THE

OPPORTUNITY TO MOBILIZE TO

SHOW THE LOVE OF JESUS.

WE'RE ACTING AS AGENTS OF

THE KINGDOM OF GOD, AND

SHOWING AND CARRYING THE

LOVE OF JESUS.

Reporter: ADAM, YOU'RE

IN BOSTON, AND WHAT IS THE

ATMOSPHERE LIKE AND HOW IS

THE CHURCH RESPONDING?

ON THE ONE HAND, WE'RE

ALL SHAKEN, AND ON THE OTHER

HAND, WE'RE TRYING TO CARRY

ON AS NORMAL.

WE'RE PARTICIPATING WITH A

LOT OF OTHER LIKE AR-MINDED

CHURCHES, AND MOBILIZING OUR

PEOPLE TO GO AND DONATE

BLOOD.

AND TONIGHT WE'RE GOING TO

BE GATHERING WITH OTHER

CHURCHES HERE IN BOSTON TO

PRAY.

AND AFTER THAT GATHERING,

OUR PEOPLE WILL BE

SCATTERING AROUND THE

DOWNTOWN AREA OF BOSTON,

PRAYING FOR PEOPLE, AND

TRYING TO PUT BOOTS ON THE

GROUND AND ASK LOCAL

CITIZENS AND BUSINESS

LEADERS HOW WE, AS THE

CHURCH, CAN SERVE THEM

BEST.

SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING.

Reporter: AND, ED,

CHRISTIANS IN BOSTON,

THEY'RE DEALING WITH THE

TRAUMA OF THE EVENT.

IS THERE A BALANCE OF

MINISTERING TO PEOPLE AND

GRIEVING?

DEFINITELY.

I THINK PART OF THE REALITY

IS COMMUNITIES ARE

GRIEVING.

NOT JUST INDIVIDUALS, BUT

COMMUNITIES GRIEVE.

WE SEE THAT IN BOSTON, AND

NEWTOWN BEFORE, AND REALLY

IN OTHER SITUATIONS AROUND

THE WORLD WHERE THERE ARE

CALAMITIES.

AND WHEN A WHOLE COMMUNITY

GRIEVES, AND THE CHURCH OF

JESUS CHRIST GRIEVES WITH

THAT COMMUNITY.

WE DON'T GRIEVE INTO THE

DARKNESS ALONE.

WE GRIEVE WITH A HOPE, AND

THE HOPE IS THAT KING JESUS

WILL COME BACK.

AS WE LIVE AS AGENTS OF HIS

KINGDOM, REALLY SUBVERTING

THE WORLD'S VALUE SYSTEM

THAT SAYS THESE THINGS COULD

EVEN HAPPEN IN THE FIRST

PLACE.

SO I THINK WE GRIEVE WITH

THOSE WHO GRIEVE, AND WE

GRIEVE OURSELVES, BUT THEN

THE GRIEF WHICH WE HAVE

LEADS US TO MINISTER TO

OTHERS WHO ARE HURTING, AND

WE SHOW THEM THE LOVE OF

JESUS IN THE MIDST OF THAT

HURT.

Reporter: ADAM, I KNOW

YOU HAVE TO BE STRONG FOR

YOUR HERD, BUT HOW HAVE YOU

SEEN THE BALANCE OF GRIEVING

AND MINISTERING PLAY OUT IN

YOUR OWN LIFE?

ABSOLUTELY, I HAVE TO BE

STRONG FOR THE FLOCK, BUT I

THINK IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT

THAT OUR CITY SEES

CHRISTIANS NOT JUST PAINTING

A SMILE IN JESUS' NAME ON

THIS TRAGEDY.

WE'VE GOT TO GRIEVE, AND

SHOW THIS REALLY HURTS US

BECAUSE WE ARE PART OF THIS

CITY AND WE CARE ABOUT HER

PEOPLE A LOT.

WE LOVE HER WITH THE LOVE OF

GOD.

SO WE CRY A ALONGSIDE OUR

CITY.

AND AS ED SAID, WE GET UP

FROM OUR CRYING AND WE PUT

OUR HOPE IN JESUS.

BECAUSE WE UNDERSTAND THAT A

TRAGEDY LIKE THIS SHOWS US

WHILE BEAUTIFUL ACTS OF

HUMAN COMPASSION, AND FIRST

RESPONDERS RUNNING INTO

DANGER SHOW US THE BEAUTY OF

THE IMAGE OF GOD WITHIN US.

Reporter: AMEN, ED

STETSTER AND ADAM LEVY FROM

THE CHURCH OF BOSTON, THANK

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR

TIME TODAY.

AND FOR THE LATEST ON THE

BOSTON INVESTIGATION, YOU

CAN ALWAYS STAY UP TO DATE

WITH ALL OF THE INFORMATION

AND THE LATEST ON OUR

WEBSITE, CBNNEWS.COM.

Wendy: THE SECURITY

SERVICE SAYS IT HAS

INTERCEPTED A LETTER

CONTAINING TRACES OF THE

POISON RICIN.

IT WAS INTERCEPTED AT A MAIL

FACILITY AWAY FROM THE WHITE

HOUSE.

THE SECURITY SERVICE SAYS IT

RECEIVED THE LETTER ON

THURSDAY.

IT COMES A DATE AFTER IT WAS

REVEALED THAT MAIL SENT TO

SENATOR ROGER WICKER

RECEIVED A LETTER WITH

RICIN.

Mark: AND MARGARET

THATCHER WAS LAID TO REST

TODAY.

QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND,

AND HER HUSBAND, PRINCE

PRINC PRINCE PHILIP WERE

MORNING THE MOURNERS.

SHE IS KNOWN FOR

TRANSFORMING BRITAIN BY

PRIVATIZING STATE

INDUSTRIES, DEREGULATING THE

ECONOMY, AND CAUSING AN

UPHEAVAL, OF WHICH THE

IMPACT IS STILL FELT TODAY.

SHE DIED AT AGE 87.

COMING UP ON TODAY'S

"NEWSWATCH," PETER WOODING

WILL BRING US A SPECIAL

REPORT ON THATCHER'S FAITH.

STAY TUNED FOR THAT.

Wendy: NEW ZEALAND'S

PARLIAMENT HAS APPROVED GAY

MARRIAGE, MAKING IT THE

13th COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

TO DO SO AND THE FIRST IN

THE ASIAN PACIFIC REGION.

LAWMAKERS VOTED 44 TO 37.

SOME SURVEYS INDICATE ABOUT

TWO-THIRDS OF THE PUBLIC

SUPPORT IT.

Mark: NORTH KOREA IS

DEMANDING AN POLTY GE AN

APOLOGY FROM SOUTH KOREA FOR

WHAT IS IT CALLS HOSTILE

ACTS.

IT IS THREATENING TO TAKE

ACTION AGAINST THE SOUTH AT

ANY TIME.

BUT THE THREATS HAVE DONE

LITTLE TO SHAKE THE RESOLVE

OF SOUTH KOREANS.

Reporter: THIS NEW

VIDEO RELEASED BY A

PRO-NORTH KOREAN GROUP SHOWS

WHAT LOOKS LIKE THE WHITE

HOUSE UNDER ATTACK.

Reporter: THE NEWS

IMAGES HAVE GRIPPED OUR

TELEVISION SCREENS FOR

WEEKS.

NORTH KOREANS ON THEIR MARCH

TO WAR AGAINST AMERICA,

SOUTH KOREA, AND JAPAN.

WITH THREATS OF NUCLEAR

DESTRUCTION.

BUT SPEND AN AFTERNOON LIKE

I DID IN YONGDONG, THE BUSY

SHOPPING CENTER IN THE HEART

OF SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, AND

YOU GET THE FEELING THAT THE

WEST IS MORE CONCERNED ABOUT

NORTH KOREA THAN MOST

KOREANS.

AFTER SO MANY YEARS OF

LIVING WITH THEIR

UNPREDICTABLE NEIGHBOR,

SOUTH KOREANS ARE RATHER

INDIFFERENT TO THE SO-CALLED

CRISIS ON THE KOREAN

PENINSULA.

THEY HAVE LIVED WITH THIS

AND THEY'RE USED TO IT.

AND SO HERE YOU HAVE A

REGULAR, NORMAL DAY, ON THE

STREETS OF SEOUL.

THE SHOPS ARE FULL, THE

STREETS ARE PACKED WITH

PEOPLE SPRING SHOPPING, AND

THE TRAFFIC IN SEOUL IS

STILL A NIGHTMARE.

NORTH KOREA -- WE HAVE

HEARD THE NORTH KOREAN

RHETORIC FOR YEARS.

LAST YEAR, AND THE YEAR

BEFORE, AND THE YEAR

BEFORE.

Reporter: IT IS AN ALL

TOO FAMILIAR DRUM BEAT TO

THE YOUNG AND OLD.

WE CALL IT POLITICAL

BLACKMAIL.

THE NORTH KOREANS THREATEN

WAR, AND EVENTUALLY THE WEST

AND OUR GOVERNMENT WILL GIVE

IN TO MORE FOOD AND MORE

MONEY FOR THEM.

Reporter: BUT FIRST

RESPONDERS HELD AN

ANTI-TERROR DRILL IN SEOUL

THIS WEEK.

THE EXERCISE SIMULATED A

BOMB ATTACK BY NORTH KOREA.

OUR MILITARY IS MOSTLY

MONITORING NORTH KOREAN

MILITARY MOVEMENT AND ARE

READY TO ACT.

IF NORTH KOREA TAKES ANY

KIND OF ACTION AGAINST SOUTH

KOREA, WE'LL MOVE QUICKLY

AND FIRMLY PUNISH THEM.

Reporter: SOME WORRY

THAT TIRADES AGAINST SOUTH

KOREA AND THE U.S. HAVE BEEN

PARTICULARLY SHRILL THIS

YEAR, AND EXPERTS WORRY THE

NORTH IS CLOSER TO A NUCLEAR

WEAPON AND A LONG-RANGE

MISSILE CAPABILITY.

WE HAVE BECOME NUMB TO

THE THREATS, AND THAT IS NOT

GOOD.

THIS TIME IS ALSO DIFFERENT

BECAUSE WE'RE DEALING WITH

NEW LEADERSHIP IN NORTH

KOREA, AND THAT SHOULD

CONCERN US.

Reporter: SOUTH KOREANS

ARE CLEARLY NOT OBLIVIOUS TO

WHAT IS GOING ON, BUT FOR

NOW, THOUGH, LIFE GOES ON,

BUT WITH THE CONSTANT

REMINDER OF A NEIGHBOR THAT

IS REGULARLY BENT ON GETTING

THE WORLD'S ATTENTION.

GEORGE THOMAS, SEOUL, SOUTH

KOREA.

Wendy: IRAN HAS BEEN

RAMPING UP ITS NUCLEAR

CEABTS I CAPABILITIES IN

THE LAST FEW MONTHS.

THEIR MAIN NUCLEAR FACILITY

HAS TRIPLED THEIR HIGH-TECH

MACHINES TO MORE THAN 600.

THE MACHINES ARE NOT YET

PRODUCING ENRAGED URANIUM,

BUT FEAR IT COULD ARE USED

IN A NUCLEAR WEAPONS

PROGRAM.

IRAN HAS LONG CLAIMED THEY

WANT TO USE THROUGH NUCLEAR

CAPABILITIES FOR PEACEFUL

PURPOSES, BUT OTHERS WARN IT

IS USED TO MAKE NUCLEAR

WEAPONS.

Mark: OFFICIALS SAY TWO

ROCKETS WERE FIRED FROM

EGYPT'S SINAI PENINSULA

EARLIER THIS MORNING.

THEY HIT A SOUTHERN RESORT

TOWN IN ISRAEL.

POLICE SAY NO ONE WAS HURT

IN THE ATTACKS.

ISRAELI OFFICIALS HAVE

BECOME INCREASINGLY

CONCERNED ABOUT THE

SITUATION IN EGYPT, SINCE

FORMER PRESIDENT HOSNI

MUBARAK WAS OUSTED IN 2011,

ISRAEL BELIEVES MILITANTS

FROM THE GAZA STRIP ARE NOW

OPERATING IN THAT AREA.

COMING UP, THE BACKLASH

AGAINST THE PRESIDENT'S PICK

FOR THE COUNTRY'S NEXT LABOR

SECRETARY.

Wendy: REPUBLICANS ARE

ONCE AGAIN CRITICIZING ONE

OF PRESIDENT OBAMA'S CABINET

NOMINEES.

IN A NEW REPORT, THEY ACCUSE

LABOR SECRETARY THOMAS PEREZ

OF MISUSING HIS POWER AS

HEAD OF THE JUSTICE

DEPARTMENT'S CIVIL RIGHTS.

HE PERSUADED THE CASE OF

MINNESOTA TO WITHDRAW A

HOUSING DISCRIMINATION CASE

BEFORE IT COULD BE HEARD BY

THE SUPREME COURT.

Mark: JOINING US NOW TO

DISCUSS THIS NOMINEE FURTHER

IS HARRY NEHED, SENIOR

LIBERATION COUNCIL WITH

LIBERTY COUNCIL.

THANKS FOR BEING HERE,

HARRY.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME,

MARK.

Mark: WE UNDERSTAND

THAT YOUR ORGANIZATION HAS

DEALT WITH MR. PEREZ IN HIS

POSITION AT THE DEPARTMENT

OF JUSTICE.

BRIEFLY TELL US ABOUT THAT.

IN 2010, MR. PEREZ

ENLISTED SEVEN OF HIS

ATTORNEYS AT THE CIVIL

RIGHTS DIVISION OF THE

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO

FILE A FRIVOLOUS LAWSUIT

AGAINST SUSAN PIE, A

PRO-LIFE ACTIVIST IN

FLORIDA.

WE DEFENDED HER IN THE

TWO-YEAR LITIGATION THAT

ENSUED.

THE LAWSUIT WAS ULTIMATELY

DISMISSED, AND THE D.O.J.

WAS REQUIRED TO PAY $120,000

OUT OF THE PUBLIC TREASURY

FOR THE FEES THAT ITS

FRIVOLOUS LAWSUIT CAUSED.

Mark: WHAT IS YOUR

BIGGEST CONCERN, HARRY,

SHOULD HIS NOMINATION FOR

LABOR SECRETARY BE

APPROVED?

MR. PEREZ HAS

DEMONSTRATED IN OUR

PARTICULAR CASE AND MANY

OTHERS LIKE IT, THAT HE

CANNOT BE TRUSTED TO FOLLOW

THE LAW WHEN IT CONFLICTS

WITH HIS POLITICAL

IDEOLOGY.

WE TESTIFIED YESTERDAY

BEFORE CONGRESS, ACTUALLY

THE HOUSE JUDICIARY

COMMITTEE, AND IN ADDITION

TO THE TESTIMONY WE BROUGHT

FORTH, MANY OTHER PEOPLE

WERE THERE TO TESTIFY HOW

THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE,

UNDER HIS LEADERSHIP, IS IN

COMPLETE DISARRAY.

EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS AND

OTHER CONSERVATIVE VOICES

ARE BEING SHUT OUT AND

REPLACED WITH IDEOLOGS WHO

ARE BENT ON PUSHING AND

PURSUING THEIR PARTICULAR

IDEOLOGY, RATHER THAN

ENSURING AND PROTECTING

JUSTICE FOR ALL AMERICANS.

Mark: REPUBLICANS ARE

CONCERNED, BUT ARE ANY

DEMOCRATS CONCERNED ABOUT

HIS PHILOSOPHIES?

ANY RIGHT-THINKING

DEMOCRAT SHOULD BE

CONCERNED.

AND HOPEFULLY WITH THE

EVIDENCE WE BROUGHT FORTH TO

CONGRESS, IT WILL GET MORE

TRACTION ON BOTH SIDES OF

THE AISLE.

Mark: WHAT WOULD YOU

ADVICE OUR VIEWERS TO DO IN

RELATION TO THIS NOMINEE?

I WOULD ADVICE OUR

VIEWERS TO CALL THEIR

SENATORS AND THEIR

REPRESENTATIVES AND TO LET

THEM KNOW THAT MR. PEREZ IS

THE MOST RADICAL IDEOLOG

APPOINTED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA

TODAY.

I DON'T SAY THAT LIGHTLY.

IT TAKES QUITE A BIT TO

SURPASS HIS CURRENT

NOMINATIONS, OR HIS

NOMINATIONS TO DATE, BUT

MR. PEREZ DOES THAT BY A

LONG SHOT.

Mark: ALL RIGHT, HARRY

MEHED, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME,

MARK.

Wendy: UP NEXT, WE'LL

LOOK AT THE LIFE AND FAITH

OF MARGARET THATCHER.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK.

AS MARGARET THATCHER IS LAID

TO REST, MANY ARE REFLECTING

NOT ONLY OR HER POLITICAL

LEGACY, BUT ALSO ON THE

CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES SHE

LIVED BY.

Mark: FOR TONIGHT'S

FOCUS REPORT, PETER WOODING

SPOKE WITH SOME KEY

CHRISTIAN LEADERS WHO NEW

MS. THATCHER AND TESTIFIED

TO HER STRONG FAITH.

WHILE MARGARET THATCHER

WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR HER

POLITICAL LEGACY AS PRIME

MINISTER FOR 11 YEARS, MANY

LEADERS HAVE BEEN

HIGHLIGHTING THE CHRISTIAN

VALUES SHE STOOD FOR AS A

COMMITTED BELIEVER.

BAROLORD BARRY SAID

MARGARET THATCHER'S

CHRISTIAN FAITH UNDER PINNED

EVERYTHING SHE STOOD FOR AS

A LEADER, WHICH WAS

EPITOMIZED IN HER FAMOUS

SPEECH, WHEN SHE QUOTED FROM

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI.

SHE WAS A CHRISTIAN.

SHE WAS SAYING, THESE ARE

THE VALUES I WANT TO LIVE MY

LIFE BY.

AND SHE WAS.

SHE ATTENDED SERVICES.

SHE WAS A VERY FAITHFUL

CHRISTIAN, BROUGHT UP AS A

METHODIST.

I THINK SHE WAS FOLLOWING

ALL TRADITIONS IN THE

PROTESTANT TRADITION.

AND SHE WAS A VERY FAITHFUL

PERSON OF PRAYER AS WELL.

BARONEES CAEES CAROLYN

REMEMBERS WHEN SHE WAS

SUMMONED TO BE TOLD SHE WAS

BEING RECOMMENDED TO BECOME

A PEER IN THE HOUSE OF

LORDS.

I HAD NO IDEA WHY I WAS

THERE, AND SHE SAID I AM

PREPARING A LIST OF

RECOMMENDATIONS TO BE GIVEN

TO THE QUEEN.

MAY I HAVE PERMISSION TO PUT

YOUR NAME ON THAT LIST FOR

RECOMMENDATION FOR THE HOUSE

OF LORDS?

I'M GLAD WAS SITTING DOWN

BECAUSE I WOULD HAVE FALLEN

DOWN WITH AMAZEMENT IF I HAD

NOT BEEN SITTING DOWN.

WHAT WAS REALLY IMPRESSIVE,

SHE SAID, YOU'VE ALWAYS GOT

FREEDOM TO SPEAK AND VOTE

ACCORDING TO CONSCIOUS.

Reporter: AND SHE

BELIEVES MARGARET THATCHER

WAS DRIVEN BY HER CHRISTIAN

PRINCIPLES, ESPECIALLY WHEN

SHE WAS CAMPAIGNING FOR

CHRISTIANITY TO BE TAUGHT IN

SCHOOLS.

I THINK SHE WAS VERY

CLEAR ON HER CHRISTIAN

VALUES.

ONE OF THE AREAS WHERE I WAS

ACTIVE IN THE 1980s WAS

TRYING TO BRING

CHRISTIANITY, THE TEACHING

OF OUR CHRISTIAN HERITAGE,

BACK INTO THE TEACHING OF

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION IN OUR

SCHOOLS.

AND I THINK I HAD A LOT OF

SUPPORT IN THE HOUSE, AND I

THINK MARGARET THATCHER GAVE

ME A LOT OF PERSONAL

SUPPORT.

Reporter: FOR 15 YEARS,

HARVEY THOMAS DIRECTED

MISSIONS IN THE U.K. FOR

BILLY GRAHAM, BEFORE SERVING

AS MARGARET THATCHER'S PRESS

AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

DIRECTOR FROM 1978 TO 1991.

HE MIRACULOUSLY SURVIVED A

TERRORIST BOMBING ATTACK IN

1984, WHICH WAS MEANT FOR

THATCHER.

SHE WOULD HAVE A GOOD

ARGUMENT ANY TIME, BUT SHE

KNEW WHAT SHE BELIEVED IN,

AND THAT'S WHAT HE SET OUT

TO DO.

AND THAT IS WHAT PUT HER

ABOVE MANY OF THE OTHER

POLITICIANS, AND CERTAINLY

OF THE VAST MAJORITY TODAY

WHO HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY

WANT TO DO AND IF THEY DID,

THEY WOULDN'T KNOW HOW TO DO

IT.

AND SHE NEVER COMPRISED

HER CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES.

I THINK WHAT SHE SAID,

WE'VE GOT TO DO IT THIS WAY

BECAUSE IT IS RIGHT.

WHETHER SHE WAS OR NOT,

PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO

JUDGE AND HISTORY WILL

JUDGE.

SHE BELIEVED IT WAS THE

RIGHT THING TO DO, AND

THAT'S WHY SHE DID IT.

THAT CAME FROM HER CHRISTIAN

FAITH.

Reporter: THOMAS SAID

EVEN RONALD REAGAN TOLD HIM

HE WAS INSPIRED BY THE

LEGACY MARGARET THATCHER WAS

CREATING FOR GREAT BRITAIN,

WHICH CONTINUES TO HAVE AN

IMPACT ON SOCIETY TODAY.

HE SAID WHAT I WANT TO DO

IN THE UNITED STATES IS WHAT

MARGARET THATCHER IS

STARTING TO DO IN THE UNITED

KINGDOM, WHICH IS GET THE

BACKS OFF THE PEOPLE.

LET THE PEOPLE BE

INDEPENDENT, AND LET THEM

HAVE SOMETHING TO LEAVE TO

THEIR CHILDREN.

LET THERE BE NOT JUST

STRIKES ANYWHERE, BUT PROPER

DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES IN THE

TRADE UNIONS.

HENCE THE TRADE UNIONS

REFORMED PROCESSES.

Reporter: AND HER

STRONG BELIEF IN GOD, AND

HER ADHERENCE TO CHRISTIAN

VALUES INSPIRED HER

POLICIES.

LORD CARRIE SUGGESTS IT WAS

HER COMMITMENT TO UNIVERSAL

TRUTHS THAT LEFT A LASTING

IMPACT ON GREAT BRITAIN, AND

LET TO THE ENDING OF THE

COLD WAR.

HE IS REASSURED THAT HER

QUALITY OF LIFE IS FAR

GREATER IN HEAVEN.

I FEEL A SENSE OF SADNESS

BECAUSE SHE WAS A GREAT

LEADER.

BUT HER MIND WAS GOING.

NO ONE COULD ACTUALLY REGRET

SHE HAD PASSED AWAY.

THERE WAS NO QUALITY OF LIFE

LEFT, SADLY.

SO WE, AS CHRISTIANS,

BELIEVE THAT WHEN WE DIE

WE'RE WITH THE LORD, AND

THAT WE TAKE FOR GRANTED

THAT IS WHERE SHE IS.

Reporter: SO AS THE

COUNTRY PAYS THEIR RESPECTS

DURING MARGARET THATCHER'S

FUNERAL, TAKING PLACE AT

ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL TODAY,

MANY WILL REMEMBER THAT

UNLIKE MANY OF THOSE WHO

SUCCEED HER, SHE REFUSED TO

BEND AND COMPROMISE THOSE

BELIEFS WHICH HELPED MAKE

GREAT BRITAIN GREAT.

PETER WOODING FOR CBN NEWS,

LONDON, ENGLAND.

Mark: UP NEXT,

REMEMBERING GRAMMY-WINNING

GOSPEL SINGER GEORGE BEVERLY

SHAY.

Mark: SINGER GEORGE

BEVERLY SHEA HAS PASSED

AWAY.

Wendy: HE IS BEST KNOWN

FOR HIS BARITONE VOICE AND

HIS WORK WITH BILLY GRAHAM.

HE SANG FOR MORE THAN

200 MILLION PEOPLE IN HIS 60

YEARS.

HE OFTEN SANG A PEACEFUL

HYMN BEFORE GRAHAM PREACHED

BECAUSE HE SAID GRAHAM LOVED

THE QUIET BEFORE HE SPEAKS.

HE MET GRAHAM IN CHICAGO IN

1947, AND BECAME A AN

ICONIC MEMBER OF THE TEAM

THAT TOOK THE GOSPEL ACROSS

THE COUNTRY AND AROUND THE

WORLD.

HE WAS, QUOTE,"ONE OF THE

MOST HUMBLE, GRACIOUS MEN I

HAVE EVER KNOWN.

AND ONE OF MY CLOSEST

FRIENDS.

I LOVED HIM AS A BROTHER."

HE WON A GRAMMY AWARD IN

1965, AND HE WAS NOMINATED

10 TIMES.

GEORGE BEVERLY SHEA WAS 104

YEARS OLD.

Mark: A LONG, FULL

LIFE.

Wendy: GOD BLESS HIM.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR

WATCHING.

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

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