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The 700 Club - Oct. 9, 2013

Joshua's passion for gangster rap leads to criminal behavior. Plus, Gary and Evelyn dig themselves into a huge debt hole by buying big ticket items on credit. Read Transcript


LADIES, THEY

HAD THE MONEY, THEY HAD THE

FAME --

AND HE WANTED IT, TOO.

I WANTED TO PROVE MYSELF

SO MUCH I'M WILLING TO GO TO

THE END OF THIS.

Wendy: AN INSPIRING

RAPPER TRIES TO BUILD HIS

HIP-HOP CAREER.

I'M GOING TO START

SELLING DRUGS, AND I'M GOING

TO START SELLING GUNS, SO I

CAN REALLY RAP ABOUT IT.

Wendy: AT THE EXPENSE

OF HIS LIFE.

I'M LAYING ON THE GROUND,

COPS HAVE GUNS IN MY FACE;

I'M CAUGHT RED-HANDED.

Pat: WELCOME, FOLKS, TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

WE'VE GOT A TREAT FOR YOU

TODAY.

WE DID SOME FILMING OF THE

GREAT HORSE, UFANO, AND

WE'VE GOT YOURS TRULY

SHOWING THAT THE OLD GUYS

CAN STILL MAKE IT.

Wendy: YOUR HORSE'S

NAME IS?

Pat: UFANO, WHICH IN

PORTUGUESE MEANS YOU MAKE

IT.

YOU'LL SEE SOME REAL FUN

MOVES.

WE HAD A NICE EXPERIENCE,

AND I THINK PEOPLE WILL

ENJOY IT.

Wendy: YOU TOOK HIM OUT

YESTERDAY, TOO, DIDN'T YOU?

Pat: HE HAD A LITTLE

SWELLING IN HIS ANKLE, SO I

DIDN'T RIDE HIM YESTERDAY.

I WENT OVER TO DO IT, AND

GILL SAID, LOOK.

AND I SAID GIVE HIM A LITTLE

PAINKILLER AND SEE IF IT

WILL GO DOWN.

BUT IT IS FUN.

AND YOU'LL SEE THAT AFTER

THE NEWS.

BUT, FIRST OF ALL, AREN'T

YOU TIRED OF IT?

I'M TIRED OF IT.

YOU JUST SAY, OH, PLEASE,

CAN'T WE GET TOGETHER IN

THIS COUNTRY.

CAN'T THE POLITICIANS PUT

THE GOOD OF THE NATION AHEAD

OF POLITICAL ADVANTAGE?

WELL, THE TRUTH IS SOME OF

IT IS REALLY PRINCIPLE.

THE ONE GROUP IS SAYING WE

DON'T WANT TO SADDLE OUR

CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN

WITH INSUPPORTABLE DEATH.

AND THE OTHERS SAY WE HAVE

POLITICAL CONSTITUENTS

CONSTITUENCIES.

AND THE BATTLE COULD HAVE

SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES FOR

AMERICANS AND THE MARKET.

Wendy: THERE IS A NEW

WARNING IF THE GOVERNMENT

DEFAULTS ON ITS DEBTS, IT

COULD LEAD TO HIGHER

INTEREST RATES AND PUT

AMERICA BACK INTO

RECESSION.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA NOW SAYS HE IS WILLING

TO NEGOTIATE WITH

REPUBLICANS, BUT ONLY AFTER

THEY ALLOW CONGRESS TO

REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT AND

RAISE THE DEBT LIMIT, TO END

THE THREAT OF A DEFAULT.

President Obama: WE

UNDERSTAND THERE IS GOING TO

HAVE TO BE SOME GIVE AND

TAKE.

WHAT WE'RE SAYING IS DON'T

HURT MORE PEOPLE WHILE WE'RE

TRYING TO RESOLVE THESE

DIFFERENCES.

LET'S AT LEAST MAKE SURE WE

KEEP THE LIGHTS ON WHILE

WE'RE HAVING THESE

CONVERSATIONS.

IF THERE IS UNCONDITIONAL

SURRENDER BY REPUBLICANS,

HE'LL SIT DOWN AND TALK TO

US.

THAT'S NOT THE WAY OUR

GOVERNMENT WORKS.

Reporter: AS THE BACK

AND FORTH CONTINUES, THE

FINANCIAL WORLD IS SHOWING

CLEAR SIGNS IT FEARS THE

BATTLE IN WASHINGTON COULD

HURT THE ECONOMY.

STOCK MARKETS DECLINED AGAIN

TUESDAY, WITH THE DOW

DROPPING NEARLY 160 POINTS,

AND THE INTERNATIONAL

MONETARY FUND TRIMMED ITS

FORECAST THROUGH 2014,

WARNING THAT A U.S. DEFAULT

WOULD RAISE INTEREST RATES

AND POTENTIALLY DRIVE THE

AMERICAN ECONOMY BACK INTO

RECESSION.

President Obama: WARN

WARREN BUFFET LIKED IT TO A

NUCLEAR BOMB.

Reporter: NATIONAL

PARKS AND MEMORIALS REMAIN

CLOSED.

BUT TUESDAY, THE

ADMINISTRATION REOPENED THE

NATIONAL MALL FOR A

PRO-IMMIGRATION RALLY.

IT SEEMS LIKE PRESIDENT

OBAMA AND THE DEMOCRATS HAVE

BEEN PLANNING FOR THIS.

THEY THINK IT IS IN THEIR

POLITICAL INTEREST, AND THEY

ACTUALLY WANT IT TO BE AS

PAINFUL AS POSSIBLE FOR

AMERICANS, TO MAKE THE

REPUBLICANS LOOK BAD.

Reporter: AND POLLS

SHOW THE ADMINISTRATION'S

P.R. WAR IS SOMEWHAT

SUCCESSFUL.

62% OF AMERICANS SAY

REPUBLICANS ARE MOSTLY

RESPONSIBLE FOR THE

SHUTDOWN.

BUT MORE THAN HALF ALSO SAY

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE

DEMOCRATS BEAR SOME OF THE

BLAME.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Pat: WELL, THE POLLS

ALSO SHOW THAT THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE ARE SAYING THAT WE

WANT TO BALANCE OUR BUDGET

BEFORE WE RAISE THE DEBT

LIMIT, AT LEAST GET THE

SPENDING UNDER CONTROL.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THIS

COUNTRY CANNOT CONTINUE TO

GO IN THE HOLE ONE TRILLION

DOLLARS A YEAR OR

$600 BILLION A YEAR EVERY

YEAR, YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER

YEAR.

$17TRILLION, AND BEFORE LONG

18, AND THEN 19 AND THEN

20.

IT WILL GET TO BE SO

ENORMOUS THAT NO GENERATION

CAN DIG ITS WAY OUT.

I WOULD HOPE THAT THE YOUNG

PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY, THE

COLLEGE-AGED PEOPLE, AND THE

YOUNG ADULTS, WOULD SAY,

LISTEN, YOU'RE SENDING US

THE BILL FOR YOUR PROFLIGATE

WAYS.

JUST IMAGINE MOM AND DAD

DECIDE THEY WANT TO JUST

THROW IT ALL IN AND GO TO

VEGAS AND PUT ON A FANCY

SHIRT AND SMOKE CIGARS AND

DRINK CHAMPAGNE AND HIT THE

CASINOS AND GAMBLE AWAY ALL

OF THEIR MONEY AND THEN GO

ON HAWK AND SIGN VOUCHERS

FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.

THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING

NOW.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID, YOU

KNOW, IN A PREVIOUS

COLLISION, HE SAID HE WOULD

SHUT THE GOVERNMENT DOWN IF

THE GRANTS TO PLANNED

PARENTHOOD WERE TAKEN AWAY.

THE HOUSE VOTED AGAINST

THOSE GRANTS, OVER

$500 MILLION TO THE LARGEST

ABORTION PROVIDER IN THE

NATION.

AND THE PRESIDENT SAID, I

WILL SHUT THE GOVERNMENT

DOWN RATHER THAN GIVE UP

THAT SUBSIDY.

WELL, IT GOES ALL THE WAY

THROUGH, THE KEYSTONE X.L.

PIPELINE.

THE ENVIRONMENTALISTS SAY WE

DON'T WANT IT.

AND EVEN THOUGH THE LABOR

UNION SAYS IT WILL GIVE US

MORE JOBS, IT WILL HELP THE

ECONOMY, AND IT HAS BEEN

PROVEN IT WON'T HURT THE

AQUAFUR AND ALL OF THE REST

OF IT.

WELL, SOMETHING HAS TO BE

DONE TO BREAK THE IMPASSE,

AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS

GOING TO BE.

ALL WE CAN DO IS PRAY FOR

OUR NATION BECAUSE IT IS

CRITICAL.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS MADE

ANOTHER IMPORTANT DECISION

THAT WILL AFFECT THE

ECONOMY.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

PARTICULAR WASHINGTON.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA NAMES A NEW FED CHIEF

TODAY.

JANET YELLEN IS CURRENTLY

VICE CHAIR.

BEN BERNANKE'S TERM ENDS

JANUARY 31st.

SHE HELPED DRAFT THE SYSTEM

THAT HELPED SAVE THE BANKING

SYSTEM AFTER THE 2010

COLLAPSE.

THAT WOULD MEAN INTEREST

RATES REMAIN LOW, AND THE

FED WOULD CONTINUE TO PUMP

MONEY INTO THE ECONOMY.

BUT SHE MAY FACE A TOUGH

CONFIRMATION BATTLE BECAUSE

SOME CRITICS BELIEVE THOSE

POLICIES HAVE RAISED THE

RISK OF INFLATION.

AND YELLEN WOULD BE THE

FIRST WOMAN TO LEAD A

CENTRAL BANK ANYWHERE IN THE

WORLD.

U.S. OFFICIALS SAY THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION IS SET TO

SLASH HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS

OF DOLLARS IN MILITARY AND

ECONOMIC AID TO EGYPT.

WHEN THE RADICAL MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD CAME TO POWER,

IT REPORTEDLY KEPT THE MONEY

FLOWING.

THE MILITARY OUSTED

PRESIDENT MORSI AND HIS

GOVERNMENT IN JUNE, A MOVE

BY THE U.S. TO CUT AID TO

EGYPT WOULD LIKELY HAVE

PROFOUND IMPLICATIONS FOR

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE

U.S. AND EGYPT.

THAT RELATIONSHIP HAS HELPED

PROVIDE SECURITY IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

PAT, THAT COULD HAVE HUGE

IMPLICATIONS FOR ISRAEL,

TOO.

Pat: I AM HORRIFIED BY

THIS.

THIS IS INSANE.

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD WANTS

TO DESTROY AMERICA.

THEY WANT TO SET UP A

CALIPHATE IN THE MIDDLE

EAST.

THEY WANT TO BRING SHARI'A

LAW TO THIS NATION.

THEY ARE THE SPONSORS OF

P.L.O.

THEY'RE THE SPONSORS OF

HEZBOLLAH.

WHEN THE MILITARY TOOK OVER

IN EGYPT, THEIR ACTION WAS

APPLAUDED.

SO IT LOOKS LIKE THE

KUWAITIS AND THE SOU SAUDIS

AND OTHERS ARE SAYING, WE

WILL TAKE UP THE SLACK.

AMERICA'S AID IS NOT THAT

IMPORTANT.

BUT THIS IS SYMBOLIC, AND IT

IS A WRONG SIGNAL TO SEND.

THE MILITARY OVER THERE IS

DOING WHAT IS NEEDED, AND

SOMETIMES IT IS NECESSARY TO

DISLODGE A DICTATORSHIP.

AND THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

WAS A DICTATORSHIP OF

ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS.

FOR SOME REASON, THE

PRESIDENT ALLIES HIMSELF

WITH THEM.

WE SHOULD OPPOSE THAT WITH

EVERYTHING WE'VE GOT BECAUSE

THIS SAYS AMERICA IS ON THE

SIDE NOW OF TERRORISTS, NOT

ON THE SIDE OF STABILITY.

JOHN?

Reporter: PAT, MORE

REPORTS OF RADICAL ISLAMISTS

ATTACKING AND BRUTALIZING

CHRISTIANS IN THE SOUTHERN

EGYPT TOWN OF DALGA.

MILITANT MUSLIMS KIDNAPPED,

BEAT, AND DRAGGED A

CHRISTIAN MAN THROUGH THE

STREETS LAST WEEK.

AFTER HIS BURIAL, MEMBERS OF

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD DUG

UP HIS CORPSE AND DRAGGED IT

THROUGH THE STREETS AGAIN TO

SCARE THE CHRISTIANS.

CONSERVATIVE GROUPS IN

CALIFORNIA ARE TRYING TO

STOP A NEW LAW.

IT ALLOWS TRANSGENDER

STUDENTS TO USE BOYS' AND

GIRLS' RESTROOMS.

DAVID BRODY BRINGS US THE

STORY FROM THE GOLDEN

STATE.

Reporter: CALIFORNIA

ISN'T EXACTLY KNOWN AS THE

CONSERVATIVE STRONGHOLD, AND

NOW LIBERAL LAWMAKERS ARE

PUSHING EVEN FURTHER.

DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR JERRY

BROWN JUST SIGNED A LAW

STATING THAT TRANSGENDER

STUDENTS CAN CHOOSE WHICH

RESTROOMS THEY WANT TO USE,

AND WHETHER THEY WANT TO

PLAYBOYS OR GIRLS SPORTS.

L.A. AND SAN FRANCISCO

ALREADY TOOK THIS ACTION,

BUT IT IS THE FIRST TIME A

TRANSGENDER LAW LIKE THIS

MADE IT TO THE STATE LEVEL.

IT IS ALL CLOAKED UNDER THE

GUISE OF FAIRNESS.

NO STUDENT CAN LEARN IF

THEY FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE TO

HIDE WHO THEY ARE AT SCHOOL

OR IF THEY'RE SINGLED OUT

FOR UNEQUAL TREATMENT.

Reporter: SUPPORTERS

SAY IT IS IMPORTANT THAT

TRANSGENDER STUDENTS FEEL

EQUAL.

IT IS GOING TO TAKE AWAY

IN EXTRA PRESSURE OF NOT

KNOWING WHERE TO GO, AND NOT

BEING TREATED AS THE SAME AS

ALL OF THE OTHER BOYS AND

GIRLS IN YOUR SCHOOL.

Reporter: THE DEMOCRATS

CONTROL THE STATE CAPITAL

AGENDA HERE IN SACRAMENTO,

BUT THERE IS ONE GUY INSIDE,

ASSEMBLYMAN KIM DONNELLY, A

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN WHO

HAS SAID HE HAS HAD ENOUGH.

HE IS PULLING HIS KID OUT OF

SCHOOL.

THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE NO

LONGER INTERESTED IN

EDUCATION.

THEY'VE BECOME GOVERNMENT

INDOCTRINATION CENTERS.

Reporter: SO THE

ASSEMBLYMAN FROM SOUTHERN

CALIFORNIA MADE A STRONG

CHOICE.

I PULLED MY 13-YEAR-OLD

SON OUT OF SCHOOL.

HE IS NOT GOING BACK TO THE

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL FOR MORE

OF THIS SOCIAL IN

INDOCTRINATION.

TO ME, THEY OUGHT TO BE

TALKING ABOUT READING,

WRITING, AND ARITHMETIC, NOT

SEXUAL IDENTITY POLITICS.

Reporter: AND HE IS NOT

THE ONLY ONE WHO FEELS THAT

WAY.

SOCIAL CONSERVATIVE GROUPS

WANT THE LAW STOPPED.

AND IT WILL TAKE HALF A

MILLION SIGNATURES TO LET

CALIFORNIA VOTERS TO DECIDE

THE LAW'S FATE NEXT

NOVEMBER.

IT IS GOING TO REQUIRE

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

SIGNATURES TO BE GATHERED,

BUT WE CERTAINLY BELIEVE

THAT IT IS SOMETHING THAT

THE PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA,

ACROSS THE IDEOLOGICAL

SPECTRUM WANT TO SEE.

IF THERE IS A MOVEMENT,

I'M CALLING IT "PARENTS

UNITED."

Reporter: RIGHTS FOR

TRANSGENDER STUDENTS ARE

CROPPING UP ALL OVER THE

NATION.

WISCONSIN SCHOOL HAS A DAY

CALLED "SWITCH IT UP DAY,"

WHERE KIDS WHERE THE

OPPOSITE SEX'S CLOTHES.

DONNELLY BELIEVES THIS IS

GOING TOO FAR WHEN

STATISTICS SHOW JUST 0.3% OF

PEOPLE ARE TRANSGENDER IN

AMERICA.

YOU DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT

TO VIOLATE THE CIVIL RIGHTS

OF 99% OF THE POPULATION

BECAUSE 1% OF THE POPULATION

IS SUFFERING FROM A

DISORDER.

Reporter: BUT

TRANSGENDER GROUPS WON'T

STOP PUSHING FOR EQUAL

ACCESS, EVEN IF MANY THINK

THEY HAVE GONE TOO FAR.

THIS BILL IS THREE

BRIDGES TOO FAR.

IT IS NOT ONE BRIDGE TOO

FAR.

AND THEY'RE BURNING THE

BRIDGES.

Reporter: DAVID BRODY,

CBN NEWS IN SACRAMENTO,

CALIFORNIA.

Reporter: PAT, IT LOOKS

LIKE IT IS A BLURRED LINE

BETWEEN PUBLIC EDUCATION

VERSES SOCIAL

INDOCTRINATION.

Pat: THAT'S WHAT IT ALL

IT.

YOU REMEMBER YEARS AGO THAT

GUY SAID, WHO CARES THAT

JOHNNIE CAN'T READ.

WE'VE GOT HIM UNTIL HE IS

18.

AND WE CAN CHANGE HIM INTO

ONE OF THE PEOPLE WE WANT.

THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT THE

READING AND WRITING.

THEY'RE CONCERNED WITH THE

GENDER POLICIES.

I'M MAY BE AN OLD FUDDY

DUDDY, BUT WHAT IS

TRANSGENDER?

Wendy: THEY ARE STILL

BOYS, BUT THEY DRESS LIKE

GIRLS.

OR THEY'RE STILL GIRLS AND

DRESS LIKE BOYS.

THEY STILL HAVE ALL OF THE

GIRL PARTS OR BOY PARTS,

WHICH MAKES IT UNCOMFORTABLE

FOR THOSE WHO ARE ACTUALLY

GIRLS OR BOYS.

Pat: I'M NOT OPPOSED TO

SOMEBODY WHO FEELS THEY'RE A

BOY TRAPPED IN A GIRL'S BODY

AND THEY WANT A SEX CHANGE

OPERATION.

I SEE NOTHING WRONG WITH

THIS.

BUT THIS TRANSGENDER, THEY

HAVE BOY PARTS BUT THEY WANT

TO GO TO THE GIRLS'

RESTROOM, THAT'S OBSERVE.

Wendy: WELL, SOME MAY

HAVE HAD OPERATIONS, BUT I

DON'T THINK SO AT THAT AGE.

IT IS LESS THAN 1% --

Pat: A LITTLE BOY WANTS

TO DRESS UP LIKE A GIRL AND

PLAY WITH DOLLS, BIG DEAL.

BUT THAT DOESN'T GIVE HIM

THE RIGHT TO GO INTO GIRLS'

RESTROOMS.

Wendy: AND TO CHANGE

THE LAWS IN A STATE LIKE

CALIFORNIA, IT IS

RIDICULOUS.

Pat: WHY ARE WE EXPOSED

TO THIS STUFF?

THEY ARE DRIVING THE AGENDA

AND EVERYBODY CRAZY.

ALL OF THIS SEXUAL

POLITICS.

I HAVE TWO MOMMIES AND ALL

OF THAT STUFF.

IT'S A TINY FRINGE, BUT THEY

SEEM TO HAVE CONTROL OF THE

LEVERS OF POWER IN THE

MEDIA, AND ESPECIALLY

HOLLYWOOD.

BUT IT IS INSANE.

I JUST CANNOT BELIEVE THAT

THE NORMAL PEOPLE IN

AMERICA, THE PEOPLE WHO WANT

TO JUST LIVE THEIR LIVES,

CAN'T BE ALLOWED TO DO IT

WITHOUT HAVING THIS STUFF

IMPOSED ON THEM CONSTANTLY.

WHEW!

WELL, YOU'VE EXPLAINED IT TO

ME.

[LAUGHTER]

Wendy: YES, I HOPE.

Pat: I'M NOT SURE WE

KNOW YET.

JOHN, WHAT'S NEXT?

Reporter: PAT, SUPREME

COURT JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA

SAYS THE DEVIL IS STILL AT

WORK TODAY.

THE LONGEST SERVING

HIGH-COURT JUSTICE OPENED UP

ABOUT HIS CATHOLIC FAITH.

HE SAYS EVEN THOUGH THE

DEVIL ISN'T DOING THE SAME

THINGS FROM THE BIBLE, HE IS

STILL VERY BUSY.

HE SAYS WHAT HE IS DOING NOW

IS GETTING PEOPLE NOT TO

BELIEVE IN HIM OR IN GOD.

HE IS MUCH MORE SUCCESSFUL

THAT WAY.

AND HE DEFENDED HIS BELIEFS,

SAYING THAT MOST OF AMERICA

BELIEVES IN THE DEVIL, JESUS

CHRIST BELIEVED IN THE

DEVIL, IT IS IN THE

GOSPELS.

HE ADDED SOME MOST OF

MANKIND, INCLUDING PEOPLE

SMARTER THAN HIM HAVE

BELIEVED IN THE DEVIL

THROUGHOUT HISTORY.

THE SUPREME COURT FOLLOWED

ITS USUAL PRACTICE OF ADDING

NEW LAWYERS TO THE BAR.

THE CENTER FOR LAW AND

JUSTICE MOVED FOR ADMISSION

OF A GROUP OF LAWYERS FROM

REGENT UNIVERSITY, INCLUDING

HIS SON, JORDAN.

WE KNOW JORDAN FAIRLY WELL.

REGENT UNIVERSITY CONTINUES

TO CRANK OUT THE CREAM OF

THE CROP.

Pat: THERE IS NO

QUESTION ABOUT IT.

WE HAVE A MOOT COURT, AND

THERE IS A GUY NAMED

HERNANDEZ WHO IS THE COACH

OF THE MOOT COURT.

AND THEY'VE BEEN WINNING

VICTORY, VICTORY, VICTORY.

THEY WENT TO AN

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION IN

ENGLAND, AND THEY BEAT A

TEAM FROM OXFORD AND BEAT A

TEAM FROM CAMBRIDGE.

THEY CAME IN SECOND IN THE

WORLD, REGENT UNIVERSITY LAW

SCHOOL.

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR AN

OUTSTANDING PLACE TO GO TO

LAW SCHOOL, BY ALL MEANS,

TAKE CARE OF THAT.

NOW, WE TALK ABOUT

TRANSGENDER.

I HAVE A FORMER STALLION WHO

IS NOW A GELDING BECAUSE

STALLIONS GET VERY

AGGRESSIVE.

BUT HE WASN'T TRYING TO BE A

GIRL.

WE JUST MADE HIM INTO A LESS

AGGRESSIVE MALE.

I WANT YOU TO SEE HIM.

HE IS BIG AND BEAUTIFUL.

THAT'S COMING UP, BUT

FIRST --

Wendy: ABSOLUTELY.

CAN'T WAIT.

UP NEXT, MEET THE MAN WHO

SUED THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION 29 TIMES SO

FAR.

THE STATE ATTORNEY'S

GENERAL CAN HOLD THEIR

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

ACCOUNTABLE WHEN THEY

OVERREACH, WHEN THEY INTRUDE

INTO OUR LIBERTY AND WHEN

THEY CRUSH THE

CONSTITUTION.

Wendy: A TEXAS ATTORNEY

TAKES ON OBAMACARE WHEN WE

COME BACK.

Pat: THE TEXAS

ATTORNEY-GENERAL GREG ANATH

DOESN'T HESITATE TO TAKE ON

THE ESTABLISHMENT, AND THAT

HAS HELPED MAKE HIM A HERO

TO CONVERSATION, NOT ONLY IN

TEXAS, BUT ACROSS THE

COUNTRY.

AND HE HAS BECOME A ROLE

MODEL FOR ANOTHER GROUP OF

PEOPLE, THE DISABLED.

AS PAUL STRAND REPORTS, LIFE

IN A WHEELCHAIR FOR THE LAST

THREE DECADES HASN'T STOPPED

HIM FROM BLAZING AN

IMPRESSIVE TRAIL.

Reporter: GOVERNOR RICK

PERU MAPERRY MAY BE TEXAS

MOST WELL-KNOWN POLITICIAN,

BUT THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL IS

MAKING A NAME FOR HIMSELF.

GREG ABBOTT GOES TO COURT.

HIS TARGET OF LATE, THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, SUING

IT 29 TIMES.

STATE ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S

CAN HOLD THE GOVERNMENT

ACCOUNTABLE WHEN THEY

OVERREACH, INTRUDE INTO OUR

LIBERTY, AND THEY CRUSH THE

CONSTITUTION.

Reporter: HIS MAIN

FIGHT PUT HIM WITH 25 OTHER

STATE ATTORNEY-GENERALS

AGAINST OBAMACARE.

HE SAID HE DID IT IN THE

NAME OF LIBERTY AND THE

CONSTITUTION, LIKE

PROTESTORS HE SAW OUTSIDE

THE U.S. SUPREME COURT.

THEY'RE LETTING THE

SUPREME COURT KNOW THAT A

MAJORITY OF AMERICANS NOT

ONLY BELIEVE THAT OBAMACARE

IS WRONG, BUT A MAJORITY OF

AMERICANS ACTUALLY BELIEVE

THAT OBAMACARE IS

UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

Reporter: FOR ABBOTT,

IT IS ALL ABOUT BEING

FAITHFUL TO THE U.S.

CONSTITUTION, A CONSTITUTION

HE BELIEVES IS BASED NOT ON

MEN'S IDEAS, BUT TRUTH.

CERTAIN FOUNDING,

FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES THAT

HAVE CAUSED IT TO BE THE

GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE

WORLD.

THESE ARE PRINCIPLES THAT

PASS THE TEST OF TIME AND

WILL EXIST ALWAYS.

Reporter: AND IT IS ALL

ABOUT BEING TRUE TO THE GOD

THIS PREACHER'S GRANDCHILD

SAYS HE HAS KNOWN SINCE HE

WAS A LITTLE BOY.

FAITH HAS BEEN A PART OF

MY LIFE SINCE THE EARLIEST

TIME I CAN BE.

Reporter: ABBOTT NEEDED

THAT FAITH LIKE NEVER BEFORE

WHEN HE HAD A HORRIBLE

ENCOUNTER IN 1984.

I WAS OUT JOGGING ONE DAY

AND A BIG 80-FOOT OAK TREE

FELL AND HIT ME, LEAVING ME

INSTANTLY AND FOREVER

PARALYZED, NEEDING TO USE A

WHEELCHAIR.

Reporter: ABBOTT SAYS

TEXANS ARE GENERALLY CAN-DO

PEOPLE OF FAITH, AND THAT'S

WHY HE SPENT LITTLE TIME

QUESTIONING GOD AND ASKING

WHY ME?

THAT QUESTION MAY HAVE

ARISEN FOR A DAY OR AN HOUR,

BUT REALLY NO LONGER THAN

THAT.

THE REASON WHY THOSE

QUESTIONS DIDN'T LINGER

REALLY IS BECAUSE OF MY

FAITH.

BECAUSE I'VE ALWAYS BEEN ONE

WHO BELIEVED THAT GOD HAS A

PATHWAY FORWARD FOR US.

AND, FRANKLY, IT IS ONE OF

THOSE TIMES WHEN I LEANED ON

GOD, LEANED ON MY FAITH MORE

THAN EVER BEFORE, AND WAS

LITERALLY PULLED UP AND

MOVED FORWARD AND ONWARD

BECAUSE OF THE ROLE GOD

PLAYED IN MY LIFE DURING

THAT CHALLENGING TIME.

Reporter: 30 YEARS

LATER, ABBOTT CHATS FREELY

ABOUT HIS DISABLED, EVEN

JOKING ABOUT IT.

HE SAYS SOME POLITICIANS

WILL TALK ABOUT HAVING A

STEEL SPINE WHILE HE

ACTUALLY HAS ONE.

AND HE SAYS TEXANS HAVE

NEVER HELD A WHEELCHAIR

AGAINST HIM.

IF YOU BRING TO THE TABLE

A CAN-DO SPIRIT, AND IT

DOESN'T MATTER I AM IN A

WHEELCHAIR, I CAN BE A JUDGE

OR AN ATTORNEY-GENERAL OR BE

WHATEVER I WANT TO BE,

TEXANS ARE WELCOMING OF THAT

ATTITUDE.

Reporter: THE

ATTORNEY-GENERAL SAYS TEXANS

BELIEVE SO STRONGLY IN THE

GOD OF LIBERTY, THEY

STRONGLY BACKED ABBOTT'S

SUCCESSFUL DEFENSE OF HIS

MONUMENT OF THE 10

COMMANDMENTS AT THE U.S.

CAPITOL.

EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS THE

ROLE THAT GOD PLAYS IN OUR

LIVES.

THAT'S WHY WE ARE ABLE TO

VIGOROUSLY DEFEND THINGS

LIKE THE 10 COMMANDMENTS AND

HAVE THE GENERAL PUBLIC

STRONGLY SUPPORT THINGS LIKE

THAT.

Reporter: THAT LOVE OF

LIBERTY ALSO PUSHES ABBOTT

TO GET AROUND ON HIS OWN AS

MUCH AS POSSIBLE, OFTEN

SURPRISING PEOPLE AS HE

DRIVES AROUND OFTEN IN A CAR

THAT IS ALL

HAND-CONTROLLED.

ONE THING I REALLY

CHERISH IS MY INDEPENDENCE.

NOT JUST FIGHTING FOR IT IN

THE LEGAL SYSTEM, BUT MY OWN

INDEPENDENCE.

I THINK AMERICANS ARE AN

INDEPENDENT PEOPLE.

Reporter: THIS

POLITICIAN QUICKLY POINTS

OUT, THOUGH, JUST DRIVING

TEXAS ROADS IS GOOD ENOUGH

FOR HIM.

I HAVE NO EYE ON

WASHINGTON.

I HAVE MY EYE AND MAKING

TEXAS AS GREAT A STATE AS

CAN BE.

Reporter: BUT HE

INSISTS TEXAS IS SUCH A GOOD

EXAMPLE ABOUT WHAT IS GREAT

ABOUT AMERICA, IT MUST BE

INVOLVED IN THE GREAT ISSUES

FACING THE NATION.

TEXAS IS TRYING TO STAND

ON THE PRINCIPLES OF

INDEPENDENCE, LIBERTY,

CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES

AND FAITH, AND EXPAND THAT

IDEOLOGY TO OTHER STATES.

Reporter: PAUL STRAND,

CBN NEWS, REPORTING FROM

AUSTIN, TEXAS.

Pat: BOY, HE WOULD MAKE

A GREAT CANDIDATE UP THE

LINE.

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT HAD

POLIO, AND IT DIDN'T KEEP

HIM FROM BEING A FOUR-TIME

PRESIDENT.

HE JUST STAYED IN, AND SOME

PEOPLE DIDN'T KNOW ANY OTHER

PRESIDENT EXCEPT FRANKLIN D.

ROOSEVELT.

GREG ABBOTT HAS QUITE A

CAREER.

Wendy: HE IS VERY

INSPIRING.

YOU CAN DEFINITELY SEEING

HIM MOVING UP.

Pat: HE WANTS TO MOVE

UP TO BE GOVERNOR.

WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

Wendy: MY TURN.

COMING UP, WE'LL BRING IT ON

WITH YOUR E-MAIL.

AND SUSANNA SAYS, I'M 6

YEARS OLD, AND MY QUESTION

IS: "HAVE YOU EVER SEEN AN

ANGEL, AND HOW ARE ANGELS

CREATED."

PAT ANSWERS THOSE QUESTIONS

AND MUCH MORE.

FIRST WE'RE GOING TO TAKE

YOU FOR A RIDE WITH PAT AND

HIS HORSE, UFANO.

SO STAY TUNED.

Pat: WELL, WHEN I GET

THROUGH "THE 700 CLUB" AND

ALL OF THE MEETINGS I HAVE

AND VARIOUS THINGS THAT GO

ON, I HAVE A LITTLE

RECREATION, AND I LIKE

HORSES.

Wendy: THIS IS REALLY

YOUR PASSION, ISN'T IT?

Pat: I HAVE RIDDEN

SINCE I WAS ABOUT 12 YEARS

OLD, AND THAT IS A LONG

TIME.

AND I REALLY ENJOY IT.

I USED TO JUMP AND DO HUNTER

STUFF, BUT I'VE BEEN TOSSED

OFF A FEW TIMES.

AND IT GETS A LITTLE PAINFUL

AS YOU GET OLDER.

BUT THERE IS A SPORT CALLED

RESAGE, WHICH IS THE FRENCH

WORD FOR TRAINING.

AND THE REASON WE'RE SHOWING

THIS, IS I'M 83, AND I WANT

EVERYBODY IN THE AUDIENCE TO

REALIZE THAT YOU DON'T HAVE

TO RACK IT UP WHEN YOU GET

TO BE 60.

Wendy: AMEN!

Pat: YOU WATCH THIS

BEAUTIFUL HORSE, AND WE'RE

TOGETHER AS ONE, AND THEY

DID SOME REAL NICE TV.

SOME REAL NICE PHOTOGRAPHS.

AND HERE IS UFANO, WHICH IN

PORTUGUESE MEANS "I BOAST."

16.3 HANDS, ABOUT

1500 POUNDS OF MUSCLE.

*

Pat: SINCE THIS IS A

PORTUGUESE LUCITANO HORSE,

IN THE 18th CENTURY THEY

CALLED THEM BAROC HORSES,

AND HE IS TRAINED IN FOURTH

LEVEL TRESAGE, AND DURING

THIS LITTLE TIME, I'M GOING

TO LET HIM DO A SHOULDER IN

AND HE'LL DO SOME CANTOR AND

SOME TRANSITION WORK WITH A

CHANGE OF LEADS.

AND WHAT ELSE?

HE'LL DO SOME PIOFF AND SOME

TRESAGE, AND I'LL GET HIM TO

DO WHAT IS CALLED A PIROET.

HE IS AN ATHLETE, SO I'LL

SPEND SOME TIME WARMING HIM

UP AND STRETCHING HIM, JUST

LIKE YOU WOULD A HUMAN

ATHLETE.

SHOULDER IN.

SHOULDER IN.

COME IN.

THAT'S IT, COME ON DOWN.

MAKE IT HAPPEN.

THAT A BOY.

THAT A BOY.

THAT A BOY.

THAT A BOY.

COME ON.

NOW, I WANT YOU TO SWITCH

LEADS.

CHANGE.

CHANGE.

THAT A BOY.

GOOD BOY.

GET OVER THERE.

TAKE IT EASY.

GOOD BOY.

GOOD BOY.

TAKE IT EASY.

Pat: GOOD BOY.

YOU'RE DOING GREAT.

CANTOR.

CANTOR.

COME ON.

COME ON.

COME ON.

GOOD BOY.

*

Pat: ISN'T THAT FUN?

Wendy: FABULOUS.

HE IS SO GRACEFUL.

AND YOU HAVE SUCH WONDERFUL

CONTROL OF HIM.

Pat: YOU KNOW, WITH A

HORSE LIKE THAT, NEVER,

NEVER, NEVER JERK ON THE

REINS.

ALL YOU NEED TO GET CONTROL

OF HIM IS TO SQUEEZE YOUR

HAND.

YOU DON'T NEED ANOTHER

THING.

I HAVE VERY SOFT HANDS.

AND I TALK TO HIM AND WE

KIND OF WORK TOGETHER AS A

PARTNERSHIP.

Wendy: DOES HE EVER GET

A LITTLE ROWDY AND --

Pat: NO, NOT HIM.

HE IS THE MOST GENTLE THING

YOU EVER SAW IN THE WORLD.

I'VE HAD THOROUGHBREDS THAT

GO NUTS, BUT THIS HORSE IS A

SWEETHEART.

HE IS JUST LIKE THE LORD

MADE HIM FOR ME.

I LOVE HIM.

Wendy: DO YOU EVER JUST

GET THE URGE TO GALLOP AND

GO --

Pat: I DID THAT -- THEY

DIDN'T SHOOT IT.

THERE IS SOMETHING CALLED

HAND GALLOP, AND HE JUST

TAKES OFF.

Wendy: I DID THAT ON

THE BEACH ONCE WITH A HORSE,

LIKE IN THE MOVIES, AND YOUR

HAIR IS FLOWING BACK AND

YOUR GALLOPING.

IT IS GORGEOUS.

I'M GOING TO HAVE TO WALK

OVER THERE AND CHECK THIS

OUT IN PERSON.

Pat: I JUST WANTED TO

SHOW AT 83 -- HE DOES PRETTY

WELL, AND I GUESS I WILL BE

RIDING HIM WHEN I'M 100.

Wendy: IT'S A GOOD

WORKOUT.

Pat: YOU BETTER BELIEVE

IT.

IT IS NOT JUST PASSIVE

SITTING UP THERE.

YOU'VE GOT TO TELL HIM ALL

OF THIS STUFF AND YOU HAVE

TO USE YOUR LEGS AND YOUR

HEELS.

Wendy: YOU HAVE TO

SQUEEZE YOUR THIGHS?

Pat: IT'S NOT A LOT OF

SQUEEZING.

THEY DIDN'T SHOW ENOUGH OF

THE CANTOR -- THE BIG THING,

HE WAS BEING TRAINED BY A

GERMAN.

THE GERMAN HELD HIM IN SO

TIGHT HE COULDN'T DO A

CHANGE OF LEAD.

I'VE GOT HIM DOING CHANGE OF

LEADS.

IN ORDER TO DO THE NEXT

LEVEL UP IN THE INTERMEDIATE

AREA, THEY WANT YOU TO DO

ABOUT 80 OF WHAT THEY CALL

ONE TAP CHANGES.

YOU GO CHANGE, CHANGE,

CHANGE, AND IT LOOKS LIKE

THEY'RE DANCING.

Wendy: IT DID, IT

LOOKED LIKE HE WAS DANCING.

Pat: ANYHOW, I'M

WORKING HIM ON THAT ONE

THING.

HE'S HASN'T GOTTEN THERE

YET, BUT HE IS VERY

WILLING.

Wendy: IT IS VERY

INSPIRING, WHETHER YOUR 83

OR 23, IN MY OPINION.

NOW IT IS TIME TO ANSWER

SOME OF YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

LET'S "BRING IT ON."

SUSANNA WRITES, "I'M 6 YEARS

OLD.

MY QUESTION IS, HAVE YOU

EVER SEEN AN ANGEL, AND HOW

ARE ANGELS CREATED?"

Pat: ALL RIGHT.

GOD MADE A CLASS OF BEINGS

THAT ARE KNOWN AS ANGELS.

THE HEAD ANGEL WAS ONE

CALLED LUCIFER, WHICH MEANT

THE LIGHT ONE.

THERE WERE, I GUESS,

MILLIONS, MAYBE BILLIONS, OF

THEM.

THEY'RE A CLASS BETWEEN GOD

AND MAN.

YOU KNOW, THE ANGELS, THEY

HAVE TREMENDOUS POWER.

AND HAVE I EVER SEEN ONE?

I MUST SAY, SUSANNA, I

HAVEN'T.

BUT I CERTAINLY BELIEVE IN

THEM.

BUT I ALSO KNOW THAT THERE

ARE FALLEN ANGELS THAT WE

CALL DEMONS.

JUSTICE SCALIA WAS TALKING

ABOUT, I BELIEVE IN THE

DEVIL.

THE DEVIL WAS LUCIFER.

HE WAS THE HIGHEST OF THE

ANGELS, AND HE FELL BECAUSE

HE SINNED AGAINST GOD.

HE TOOK WITH HIM, THEY SAID,

A THIRD OF THE ANGELS, THAT

FOLLOWED HIM.

THEY BECAME DEMONS.

Wendy: I WOULD LOVE TO

SEE AN ANGEL.

Pat: YOU WILL.

YOU WILL.

Wendy: WELL, IS THE

SABBATH DAY -- GERALD WANTS

TO KNOW, "IS THE SABBATH DAY

SATURDAY OR SUNDAY?"

GOOD QUESTION.

Pat: IT IS SATURDAY.

THE SABBATH WAS THE END OF

THE WEEK.

IT STARTED AT SUNDOWN ON

FRIDAY AND LASTED TO SUNDOWN

ON SATURDAY.

THE MUSLIMS KEEP FRIDAY, THE

JEWS KEEP SATURDAY, AND THE

CHRISTIANS KEEP SUNDAY.

THE REASON WE HAVE SUNDAY IS

BECAUSE THAT'S THE DAY OF

THE RESURRECTION.

ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK

THEY CAME TO THE TOMB, AND

THE TOMB WAS EMPTY.

THAT'S WHY WE CELEBRATE

SUNDAY.

BUT THE SABBATH WAS ON

SATURDAY.

BUT I THINK THE LORD

UNDERSTANDS -- THE MOST

IMPORTANT THING IS TO HAVE A

DAY OF REST.

ONE OUT OF SEVEN.

Wendy: CHRIS

WRITES, "I'M A BORN-AGAIN

CHRISTIAN, AND BELIEVE IN

TITHING AND GIVING.

HOWEVER, I FIND MYSELF IN A

VERY DIFFICULT POSITION

WHERE MY MONTHLY EXPENSES

ARE BARELY COVERED.

I HAVE AN ISSUE WITH THE

CHURCH TELLING PEOPLE

THEY'RE CURSED IF THEY DO

NOT GIVE.

WHAT IS YOUR POSITION ON

THIS?"

Pat: IF YOU READ

MALACHI, THE BIBLE SAYS YOUR

CURSED, AND THEY SAID WHY

AND THEY SAID BECAUSE YOU

WITHHELD OFFERINGS AND

TITHES.

BUT FOR THE CHURCH TO SAY

THAT -- LISTEN, THE BIBLE

SAYS, PROVE ME WITH YOUR

TITHES AND OFFERINGS, I WILL

OPEN THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN

AND BLESSINGS THAT YOU WON'T

BE ABLE TO CONTAIN.

THE TITHE BELONGS TO THE

LORD.

IF YOU GIVE WHAT BELONGS TO

HIM, HE WILL OPEN THE

WINDOWS OF HEAVEN AND POUR

YOU DOWN A BLESSINGS.

Wendy: "I'VE HEARD OF

PEOPLE WHO SAY GET RID OF

ANY OCCULT-LIKE OBJECTS IN

YOUR HOME, BOOKS, C.D.s,

ETC.

HOWEVER, I AM MARRIED WITH

FIVE CHILDREN.

IT IS MARD FOR M HARD FOR

ME TO KEEP TRACK OF ALL OF

THE THINGS COMING IN AND OUT

OF HIS HOME.

WHEN I HEAR MUSIC THEY

SHOULDN'T LISTEN TO, I MAKE

THEM GET RID OF IT.

DO I NEED TO DO A WALK

THROUGH EVERY DAY AND GET

RID OF THESE THINGS?"

Pat: I THINK YOU'RE

DOING THE RIGHT THING.

YOU ARE TEACHING YOUR

CHILDREN ABOUT THE LORD AND

ASKING FOR HIS COVERAGE AND

PROTECTION.

I THINK WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS

WERE THESE OBJECTS ACTUALLY

USED IN SOME KIND OF A

SATANIC RITUAL OR OCCULT

PRACTICE.

IF THAT'S THE CASE, THERE

MAY BE SOME SORT OF DEMONIC

FORCES FOR THAT WHICH WAS

USED IN PAGAN WORSHIP.

Wendy: DERRICK PRINCE,

WHO IS A GREAT BIBLE

TEACHER, HE HAD SOME

BEAUTIFUL PAINTINGS IN HIS

HOME HE HAD GOTTEN SOMEWHERE

IN CHINA, AND THE LORD SPOKE

TO HIM THAT HE HAD TO GET

RID OF THEM BECAUSE THEY HAD

SOMETHING ATTACHED TO THEM.

SO IT CAN HAPPEN.

Pat: I'VE HEARD PEOPLE

WHO HAVE HEADACHES, AND THEY

GET SOMETHING FROM OVERSEAS

AND IT LOOKS SO BEAUTIFUL,

AND YET IT IS A DEITY, AND A

DEMONIC FORCE HAS ATTACHED

ITSELF TO THAT.

Wendy: THE LORD WILL

SPEAK TO YOU.

STILL AHEAD, A YOUNG MAN WHO

WANTED TO BE A RAP STAR, AND

HE STARTED ACING LIKE ONE.

I'M GOING TO START

CARRYING DRUGS.

I'M GOING TO START SELLING

DRUGS SO I CAN REALLY RAP

ABOUT THIS.

YOU LIVE BY THE CODE AND DIE

BY THE CODE.

Wendy: WATCH WHAT

HAPPENS LATER ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

Reporter: WELCOME BACK

TO WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN

NEWS BREAK.

CHRISTIAN BUSINESS OWNERS IN

IOWA HAVE FILED A LAWSUIT TO

DEFEND THEIR DECISION NOT TO

HOST A SAME-SEX WEDDING.

RICHARD AND BETTY OWNED THE

GURTZ HOUSE GALLERY IN

IOWA.

IN AUGUST, THEY DENIED TWO

HOMOSEXUAL MEN FROM HOLDING

THEIR WEDDING AT THEIR

FACILITY.

IT IS NOW A POPULAR LOCATION

FOR COUPLES TO TIE THE

KNOT.

THE OWNERS SAY THE WEDDING

VIOLATED THEIR CIVIL

BELIEFS.

THE COUPLE IS SUING THE

COMMISSION.

THEY FEAR ULTIMATELY IT WILL

FORCE THEM TO HOST THE

WEDDING.

MANY OF THE VICTIMS OF THE

RECENT TRAGIC SHIPWRECK OFF

THE COAST OF ITALY ARE

BELIEVED TO BE AFRICAN

PEOPLE FLEEING.

THEY DIED WHEN THEIR SHIP

CAUGHT FIRE AND SANK.

A PRIEST WHO MINISTERS TO

THE MIGRANT COMMUNITY TOLD

THE WORLD WATCH MONITOR THAT

MANY OF THE SURVIVORS ARE

CHRISTIANS.

I LOOK AT THE LIST OF THE

SURVIVORS AND 90% ARE

CHRISTIANS.

THEY ARE COMING FROM ERITREA

AND ETHIOPIA.

ERITREA IS ON THE LIST OF

10.

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PAT AND WENDY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Pat: HOW MANY YOUNG MEN

DREAM OF BEING BIG RAP

SINGERS?

JOSHUA MITCHELL WAS ONE OF

THEM.

AND HE DIDN'T MIND PAYING

HIS DUES ON THE WAY TO THE

TOP.

BUT JOSHUA HAD ONE OBSTACLE

HE COULD NEVER OVERCOME: IT

WAS A PRAYING MOM WITH A

VERY DIFFERENT FUTURE IN

MIND FOR HER SON.

*

*

Reporter: WHEN JOSHUA

MITCHELL RAPS, HE SINGS

ABOUT HIS LIFE SO THAT

OTHERS WILL LEARN.

I'M WRITING FROM THE PAST

MISTAKES THAT I HAVE MADE.

I'M WRITING ABOUT THINGS I

SEE THAT PEOPLE ARE

STRUGGLING WITH, GIVING THEM

HOPE.

*

*

Reporter: JOSHUA GREW

UP IN THE SUBURBS, BUT HE

WAS INTRIGUED BY THE

LIFESTYLE OF GANGSTER

RAPPERS, AND HE WANTED TO BE

JUST LIKE THEM.

THEY HAD THE LADIES.

THEY HAD THE MONEY.

THEY HAD THE FAME.

AND EVERYTHING YOU WATCHED

THEM DO WAS EXCELLENT.

Reporter: IN THAT

WORLD, IMAGE IS EVERYTHING.

I WANTED TO PROVE MYSELF

TO PEOPLE SO MUCH, I'M

WILLING TO GO TO THE END OF

THIS.

I'M GOING TO START CARRYING

GUNS.

I'M GOING TO START SELLING

DRUGS SO I CAN REALLY RAP

ABOUT THIS STUFF.

I CAN REALLY BE WHAT I SAY I

AM.

Reporter: EVEN THOUGH

HE WENT TO CHURCH WITH HIS

FAMILY, HE NEVER CARED ABOUT

WHAT GOD THOUGHT.

HE WANTED TO IMPRESS HIS

FRIENDS.

THERE WAS THE WRONG

PEOPLE SPEAKING INTO MY LIFE

AT THAT TIME, YOU KNOW.

AND IT AFFECTED ME.

BECAUSE I STARTED TAKING ON

WHAT THEY SAID I WAS GOING

TO BE. YOU DO THIS REAL

GOOD, YOU CAN FIGHT REAL

GOOD.

YOU CAN RAP REAL GOOD.

AND I'M, LIKE, YEAH, I CAN.

AND THAT IS STARTED TO STEER

MY LIFE, RATHER THAN GOD

STEERING MY LIFE.

Reporter: TO MAKE

MATTERS WORSE, HIS PARENTS

SEPARATED AND HIS DAD MOVED

OUT.

JOSHUA, NOW A TEENAGER,

LEANED MORE HEAVILY ON HIS

FRIENDS.

THAT'S WHEN I WENT DOWN

THE ROAD OF ROBBING AND

SELLING DRUGS AND HANGING IN

SOME BAD PLACES.

BECAUSE I GOT TO THE POINT

WHERE I DIDN'T REALLY CARE

NO MORE.

Reporter: THERE ARE

MANY WHO GAVE UP OR JOSHUA,

BUT HIS MOTHER NEVER DID.

FOR YEARS SHE PRAYED DAILY

HE WOULD TURN HIS LIFE OVER

TO GOD.

AND THEN FINALLY JOSHUA'S

WORLD COLLAPSED.

I'M LAYING ON THE GROUND,

COPS GOT GUNS IN MY FACE,

AND I'M CAUGHT RED-HANDED.

Reporter: JOSHUA WAS

ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY.

HIS ACCCOMPLICE WAS TARGETED

FOR SOME TIME, AND THE TWO

GOT CAUGHT IN A STING

OPERATION.

I'M ABOUT TO GO TO JAIL,

AND ALL OF IT SETS IN, IS

THIS REALLY WORTH IT?

Reporter: JOSHUA WAS

CHARGED WITH THREE

FELONIES.

NOW ALL OF THE THINGS YOU

RAP ABOUT, ALL OF THE

GANGSTER MUSIC YOU LISTEN

TO, WHERE IS IT NOW?

YOU LIVE BY THE CODE, YOU

DIE BY THE CODE, AND AT THAT

MOMENT I SAID, I'M DONE.

Reporter: HE WAS

RELEASED ON BOND, BUT HIS

CASE GOT CAUGHT UP IN THE

COURT SYSTEM FOR TWO YEARS.

IT GAVE JOSHUA TIME TO THINK

ABOUT HIS LIFE.

AT THAT TIME, I DIDN'T

HAVE NOBODY ELSE BUT MY

FAMILY.

MY FRIENDS WEREN'T AROUND.

THE ONLY THING THAT REALLY

MATTERED WAS SEEING MY MOM

PRAYING, SAYING, JOSHUA, GOD

IS WAKING YOU UP.

BECAUSE GOD HAS A PLAN FOR

YOU.

Reporter: ONE DAY IN

COURT, JOSHUA SAW THIS PLAN

START TO UNFOLD.

I REMEMBER THAT LAST DAY

FOR ME, WHEN THE JUDGE

LOOKED AT ME AND SAID, I

DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING

THIS.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY I'M

DOING THIS.

BUT I'M GOING TO LET YOU OFF

AND JUST GIVE YOU THREE

YEARS PROBATION.

Reporter: CONVINCED

THAT WAS THE WORK OF GOD,

JOSHUA GAVE HIS LIFE TO

JESUS CHRIST.

I SAID, GOD, I SEE YOU

NOW.

THE LIGHT CAME ON.

THE LIGHT CAME ON.

LIKE, YOU'VE BEEN WITH ME

THROUGHOUT THIS WHOLE

PROCESS.

EVEN WHEN I WAS OUT THERE

DOING THINGS.

YOU KETC KEP MY LIFE, KEPT

MY LIFE AND LET ME SEE

YOU'RE THE ONLY THING I

NEED.

Reporter: HE LEARNED

THROUGH CHRIST, HE HAD

STRENGTH TO RESIST HIS

FORMER LIFESTYLE.

MY FRIENDS WOULD STILL

CALL ME, WANTING TO HANG OWL

AN OUT AND WANTING TO

DRINK, BUT I WOULD CHOOSE

LIFE.

GIRLS WERE STILL CALLING ME,

WANTING TO GET UP AND DO

SOME THINGS, BUT I CHOOSE

LIFE.

AND THE MORE YOU CHOOSE

LIFE, LIFE STARTS LIVING IN

YOU MORE AND MORE.

JOS MORE.

Reporter: JOSHUA HAS

SINCE MARRIED.

HE AND HIS WIFE BRING GOD'S

WORD THROUGH NEW MUSIC.

I'M WRITING THROUGH MY

HEART, AND IT IS IN THE

HARDEST TIMES IN MY LIFE,

SEEING GOD COME THROUGH, AND

EVEN NOW, SEEING GOD WORKING

IN MY FAVOR, IT CONTINUES TO

SHOW ME THAT GOD IS FOR ME.

AND NOW I CAN REALLY SAY

THAT I KNOW GOD.

IT IS NO LONGER ME JUST

SAYING, YEAH, I'VE HEARD OF

GOD.

I HEARD HE WILL WORK IN YOUR

FAVOR.

NOW I CAN SAY I KNOW GOD

WILL WORK IN YOUR FAVOR

BECAUSE HE DID IT FOR ME.

I KNOW GOD WILL BE THERE FOR

YOU BECAUSE HE WAS THERE FOR

ME.

I KNOW GOD HAS A PLAN AND

PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE

BECAUSE HE HAS A PLAN AND

PURPOSE FOR ME.

Pat: I KNOW GOD.

THE BIBLE SAYS WHOM TO KNOW

IS LIFE ETERNAL.

YOU KNOW, GOD WILL BE KNOWN

BY US.

HE WANTS AN INTIMATE

RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS

CREATURES.

HE MADE US FOR FELLOWSHIP

WITH HIM.

OUR HEARTS ARE RESTLESS.

AUGUSTINE SAID UNTIL THEY

REST IN THEE.

OUR HEARTS ARE RESTLESS.

YOU AND I HAVE A RESTLESS

HEART, AND WE'LL NEVER HAVE

PEACE UNTIL WE HAVE PEACE

WITH GOD.

WE'LL NEVER KNOW PEACE UNTIL

WE HAVE A TIME WHEN WE HAVE

PEACE WITH GOD.

AND LET ME ASK YOU RIGHT

NOW, DOES SOME OF THAT HOT

LIFESTYLE APPEAL TO YOU?

DOES THE FAST LIFE IN

HOLLYWOOD OR THE FAST LIFE

IN THE MUSIC CIRCUIT, OR THE

FAST LIFE OF ROCK AND ROLL

OR COUNTRY WESTERN OR

WHATEVER, MONEY, FAME, WALL

STREET, HEDGE FUNDS -- ALL

OF THAT STUFF, IT'S ALL

GOING TO GO AWAY.

POLITICAL POWER WILL GO

AWAY.

IT WILL ALL VANISH.

IT WILL BE LIKE THE DUST IN

THE BALANCE.

IT WILL BE LIKE A CLOUD, IT

WILL BE LIKE A WHIFF OF WIND

AND IT'S GONE.

BUT WHAT WILL ENDURE IS YOUR

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

ALMIGHTY.

IF YOU WANT SOMETHING

PERMANENT, SOMETHING THAT

WILL LAST?

I WANT YOU TO PRAY WITH ME

RIGHT NOW.

AND I WANT YOU TO ASK GOD TO

COME INTO YOUR LIFE AND INTO

YOUR HEART, AND LET HIM TAKE

OVER.

JUST BOW YOUR HEAD.

PRAY WITH ME RIGHT NOW.

PRAY THESE WORDS.

LORD JESUS CHRIST -- THAT'S

RIGHT, PRAY WITH ME.

I WANT TO KNOW YOU.

PRAY THAT!

I WANT TO KNOW YOU.

AND I WANT TO BE PART OF

YOUR FAMILY.

LORD, RIGHT NOW I TURN AWAY

FROM SELFISH AMBITION, I

TURN AWAY FROM SIN, AND I

TURN TO YOU.

AND I SAY, LORD, COME NOW

INTO MY HEART, LIVE YOUR

LIFE IN ME.

AND I WILL LIVE FOR YOU, AND

I WILL SERVE YOU ALL THE

DAYS OF MY LIFE.

THANK YOU, LORD, THAT YOU'VE

HEARD MY PRAYER.

AND THANK YOU THAT YOU'VE

COME INTO MY LIFE.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO PRAYED

JUST THEN, MAY THE ANOINTING

POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

TOUCH THEM FROM THIS MOMENT

ON IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

WELL, WHEREVER YOU ARE, IF

YOU'VE PRAYED WITH ME, LET'S

GIVE GOD THE GLORY.

LET'S PRAISE HIM FOR WHAT

HE'S DONE.

HE WILL BEGIN TO REVEAL

HIMSELF TO YOU, AND IT WILL

BE THE MOST WONDERFUL THING

YOU'VE EVER KNOWN.

BUT PLEASE CALL AND TELL

US.

I WANT TO GIVE YOU

SOMETHING, BY THE WAY, THAT

WILL GET YOU STARTED.

WHAT DID YOU JUST DO?

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY

ABOUT WHAT YOU JUST DID?

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY

ABOUT WHAT CAN HAPPEN IN THE

FUTURE?

IT'S ALL HERE IN THIS LITTLE

COMPACT DISC.

IT IS A LITTLE DEAL THAT YOU

CAN PLAY IN YOUR C.D.

PLAYER.

AND WE'LL GIVE THIS TO YOU

FREE IF YOU JUST CALL RIGHT

NOW AND SAY, I PRAYED WITH

PAT.

I GAVE MY HEART TO THE

LORD.

1-800-759-0700.

IF YOU NEED FURTHER PRAYER,

SOMEBODY IS HERE WHO CARES

ABOUT YOU.

WENDY?

THANKS SO MUCH, PAT.

UP NEXT, A HUSBAND AND

FATHER WHO WAS DROWNING IN

DEBT.

YOU'RE NOT MAKING YOUR

BILLS.

YOU CAN'T DO THINGS WITH

YOUR KIDS.

IT KIND OF MAKES YOU FEEL

LIKE YOUR NOT PROVIDING.

Wendy: HEAR THE FOUR

WORDS THAT SET THIS MAN AND

HIS FAMILY ON THE ROAD TO

FINANCIAL FREEDOM, RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Pat: YOU'RE WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB."

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH

US.

WE PRAISE THE LORD FOR THE

OPPORTUNITY OF SHARING

TOGETHER.

NOW I WANT TO INTRODUCE TO

YOU A COUPLE.

THEY MUST LOOK LIKE YOU AND

A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU,

GARY AND EVELYN SHERMAN.

THEY SPENT YEARS LIVING ON

CREDIT.

AND THEY WOUND UP $50,000 IN

DEBT.

THEY WERE OUT OF MONEY AND

OUT OF HOPE.

UNTIL ONE NIGHT WHEN GARY

SAT DOWN TO PAY THE BILLS

AND HEARD FOUR WORDS THAT

CHANGED HIS LIFE.

Reporter: GARY AND

EVELYN SHE EVELYN SHERMAN

OF POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK,

LOVE TO LIVE IN THE VALLEY,

BUT SOME TIME AGO THEY FACED

A MOUNTAIN OF DEBT.

THERE IS A PHRASE THAT

SAYS ROBBING PETER TO PAY

PAUL.

I WAS ROBBING FROM PETER,

HIS FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD

COUSINS.

Reporter: THEIR

FINANCIAL PROBLEMS STARTED

AFTER THEY BOUGHT A NEW

HOME, ALL OF THE

FURNISHINGS, AND A NEW CAR,

ALL ON CREDIT.

SO NOW MONEY WAS ALREADY

TIGHT.

SO NOW TITHING, ALTHOUGH I

UNDERSTOOD IT, I DIDN'T KNOW

HOW I COULD AFFORD IT.

WHEN YOU'RE LIVING LIKE

THAT, YOU'RE, LIKE, IN BOND

DAVE.

BONDAGE.

Reporter: THEN GARY HAD

A JOB CHANGE AND HIS SALARY

DROPPED $12,000.

IT WAS THIS PANIC OF HOW

ARE WE EVER GOING TO MAKE

THIS HAPPEN?

Reporter: EVELYN TOOK A

JOB DRIVING A SCHOOL BUS,

WHILE GARY JUGGLED SOMETIMES

UP TO THREE JOBS AT A TIME.

I FELT VERY OVERWHELMED.

SOMETIMES RESENTFUL.

EXHAUSTED.

I FINALLY GOT TO THAT POINT

WHERE I EXPRESSED HOW

DESPERATE I WAS FOR US TO

HAVE A CHANGE.

Reporter: GARY SAYS HE

WAS WEARY, TOO.

FOR 14 YEARS HE HAD POURED

OVER HIS FINANCES LOOKING

FOR A WAY OUT.

BY NOW THEY WERE $50,000 IN

DEBT.

THINGS ARE BAD.

YOU'RE LIVING HAND TO

MOUTH.

YOU'RE NOT MAKING YOUR

BILLS.

YOU'RE PUSHING OUT TWO TO

THREE MONTHS AT A CLIP ON

BILLS.

YOU'RE LETTING THEM RUN TO

THE LAST MINUTE.

AND YOU CAN'T DO THINGS WITH

YOUR KIDS.

IT KIND OF MAKES YOUFILE

FEEYOU FEEL THAT YOU'RE NOT

PROVIDING.

Reporter: THEN ONE DAY

AS GARY TACKLED THE BILLS,

THE ANSWER FINALLY CAME.

I JUST HEAR THIS VOICE,

AND IT IS THE VOICE OF GOD,

I KNOW IT.

AND IT SAYS, YOU'RE ROBBING

ME.

I DON'T HAVE IT.

YOU CAN'T SQUEEZE BLOOD OUT

OF A ROCK.

SO WHERE DO YOU WANT IT

FROM?

HE SAYS, TRUST ME.

I SAID, OKAY, GOD.

OKAY.

OKAY.

OKAY.

I HEAR YOU LOUD AND CLEAR.

ALL RIGHT, I'LL DO ITMENT.

Reporter: SO THE FIRST

CHECK GARY WROTE THAT DAY

WAS A TITHE TO HIS CHURCH.

EVERY WEEK FROM THAT

POINT ON I DIT.

I DID IT.

IT WAS PAINFUL.

Reporter: AND THE

SHERMANS SOLD THEIR CAR AND

WITH THAT MONEY THEY PAID

DOWN THEIR OTHER DEBTS.

I PAID DOWN THE

PRINCIPLE, AND I'M WATCHING

DEBTS, ONE BY ONE, GO AWAY.

Reporter: DURING THIS

TIME, GARY GOT SEVERAL

PROMOTIONS AND RAISES.

THIS IS WHAT I CALL GODLY

ENGINEERING.

Reporter: WHEN YOU ASK

THE SHERMANS HOW LIFE IS

DIFFERENT NOW, THEIR ANSWER

IS THE SAME.

I CAN BREATHE.

IT IS LIKE HAVING MY LIFE

BACK.

Reporter: TODAY GARY IS

AN EXECUTIVE IN

TELECOMMUNICATIONS WITH A

SIX-FIGURE SALARY, DOUBLE OF

WHAT HE MADE INFORMER

YEARS.

HE IS ALSO THE PASTOR OF A

SMALL CHURCH.

THAT WAY I MEET THE NEEDS

OF MY FAMILY, THE NEEDS OF

THE CHURCH.

WHERE WE SEE A NEED OF THE

PEOPLE, AND THAT AMAZES ME.

IT AMAZES ME.

Pat: WE'RE NOT TOLD TO

TEMPT GOD.

THAT'S A SIN.

BUT THE BIBLE TELLS US TO

PROVE HIM.

PROVE HIM BY TITHES AND

OFFERINGS.

YOU BEGIN TO GIVE, AND HE

SAYS PROVE ME, IF I WON'T

OPEN THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN.

AND GARY DID IT, AND GOD

SAID I'LL DO WHAT I

PROMISED, AND LOOK WHAT

HAPPENED.

DON'T THINK YOU CAN'T AFFORD

TO GIVE.

YOU CAN'T AFFORD NOT TO.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE

SHARING WITH US TO HELP

REACH OUT TO THE WORLD, I

DID SOMETHING WITH SCOTT

ROSS.

WE WERE UP IN THE MOUNTAINS

OF VIRGINIA, AND IT WAS AN

EXTRAORDINARY DAY.

AND WE HAD A BUNCH OF

QUESTIONS THAT WERE ASKED BY

PEOPLE ALL OVER THIS COUNTRY

ABOUT TELL ME WHAT I SHOULD

DO.

AND WE DID A SERIES CALLED

"HOW SHALL WE NOW LIVE?"

AND WE ANSWERED A LOT OF

QUESTIONS HERE.

AND THIS IS GOING TO BE

AVAILABLE TO YOU WHEN YOU

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

Wendy: KEN FROM

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA HAS

WATCHED THE D.V.D.

AND SHE WRITES, "HOW SHALL

WE NOW LIVE HAS TRULY

BLESSED ME.

I LOVE HEARING FEEDBACK FROM

PEOPLE ON THE STREETS."

SO SHE REALLY ENJOYED IT.

Pat: WELL, TOMORROW,

JOIN US FOR A LIVE

PERFORMANCE FROM "AMERICAN

IDOL" ALUMNI, DANNY COLKE.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM 2 CORINTHIANS:

"FOR NO MATTER HOW MANY

PROMISES GOD HAS MADE, THEY

ARE YES IN CHRIST."

FOR WENDY AND ALL OF US,

THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON, AND

WE WILL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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