Christian World News – January 13, 2017

Christian World News – January 13, 2017


>>George: THIS WEEK ON
“CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,” A
TRIP TO THE POOREST
COUNTRY ON EARTH.
SEE HOW JEWS AND
CHRISTIANS ARE WORKING
TOGETHER TO GIVE HOPE TO
THIS SUFFERING NATION.
>>Wendy: PLUS, FROM
NORTH KOREA TO EGYPT TO
IRAN, THE WORLD IS
BECOMING A DEADLY PLACE
FOR MANY CHRISTIANS.
WE’LL TELL YOU WHY AND
WHAT’S BEING DONE TO STOP
IT.
>>George: AND TO
INDONESIA, WHERE THE
CHRISTIAN GOVERNOR THERE
IS ON THE FRONT LINES OF
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.
HE IS ON TRIAL FOR
BLASPHEMY AGAINST ISLAM.
AND HIS FAITH COULD CHANGE
INDONESIA FOREVER.
AND HELLO, EVERYONE.
WELCOME TO THIS WEEK’S
EDITION OF “CHRISTIAN
WORLD NEWS.”
I’M GEORGE THOMAS.
>>Wendy: AND I’M WENDY
GRIFFITH.
IT IS GREAT TO BE BACK
WITH MY CO-ANCHOR.
IT HAS BEEN A WHILE.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, AND HAPPY
NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU.
>>THE PEOPLE OF BURUNDI
ARE POOR AND HUNGRY, AND
RECENTLY IT WAS DECLARED
THE WORLD’S UNHAPPIEST
COUNTRY.
>>George: BUT SOMETHING
GOOD IS HAPPENING IN THIS
AFRICAN NATION: CHRISTIANS
AND JEWS ARE WORKING
TOGETHER TO HELP EASE THE
SUFFERING.
HERE IS MY REPORT FROM THE
TINY COUNTRY OF BURUNDI.
IT’S EASY TO MISS ON A
MAP, ROUGHLY THE SIZE OF
MARYLAND, IT USED TO BE
THE THIRD POOREST IN THE
WORLD, AND NOW IT IS
NUMBER ONE.
>>THE AVERAGE PERSON HERE
LIVES ON LESS THAN A
DOLLAR A DAY.
>>George: JASON MOVED
HIS FAMILY TO THIS AREA TO
WORK AS A DOCTOR.
>>BETWEEN HERE AND THE
CAPITAL CITY, ABOUT THREE
HOURS AWAY, BETWEEN HERE
AND THERE, THERE ARE NO
SURGEONS.
THE MAJORITY WORK IN THE
CAPITAL CITY.
>>George: AND FOR A
POPULATION OF 10 MILLION
PEOPLE, THERE ARE ONLY 13
SURGEONS.
WITH FADER BECAMEING
NUMBER 14.
>>ON A TYPICAL DAY, HOW
MANY SURGERIES ARE YOU
DOING?
>>I SCHEDULE ONE OR TWO
AND YOU END UP DOING 10.
>>George: LIKE ANY
OTHER MISSIONARIES HERE,
HE RAISES HIS OWN SUPPORT.
>>IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT
IN THE U.S. TO FIND A
PLACE WHERE I COULD HAVE A
SMIDGEON OF THE IMPACT
THAT ONE SURGEON COULD
HAVE HERE IN THE MIDDLE OF
AFRICA.
THERE ARE TWO MILLION
PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO HAVE
NO SURGEON, AND I’M HAPPY
TO BE HERE TO HELP CARE
FOR THEM.
>>George: HALF OF
BURUNDI HAS NO ACCESS TO
PORTABLE WATER.
SOME 70% OF THE NATION
LIVES BELOW THE POVERTY
LINE.
THERE IS NO HEALTH CARE TO
SPEAK OF.
SO AS YOU CAN IMAGINE,
THIS SMALL CHRISTIAN
HOSPITAL HERE IN A REMOTE
CORNER OF BURUNDI ACTS AS
A LIFELINE TO TENS OF
THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.
RACHEL AND ERIC, ALYSSA,
AND JOHN AND JESSICA
JOINED THE FADERS IN
BURUNDI AS MISSIONARY
DOCTORS.
>>THERE IS A PROBLEM.
>>George: JOHN CROPSEY
IS ONE OF THREE OP
OPHTHALMOLOGISTS HERE.
>>IT IS STRESSFUL, AND
THERE IS LIMITED
RESOURCES.
DURING DRY SEASONS, WE
COULD HAVE AS LITTLE AS
TWO HOURS, OR EVEN
SOMETIMES NO POWER DURING
THE DAY.
>>LORD, GOD, I THANK YOU
FOR THE CHANCE TO BE HERE
TODAY.
I PRAY YOU WOULD BE WITH
THIS WOMAN AND HER BABY.
I PRAY FOR A PEACEFUL
DELIVERY.
IN YOUR NAME WE PRAY,
AMEN.
>>George: RACHEL IS
JUST ONE OF 20 OB/GYNs.
HERE FAITH IN CHRIST AND
THE OPPORTUNITY TO HELP
THE LESS FORTUNATE ARE
JUST SOME OF THE REASONS
THAT COMPEL THESE DOCTORS
TO WORK IN THIS COUNTRY.
>>I THINK WE CAN SEE
GOD’S REDEEMING STORY WHEN
WE HAVE THE EYES TO LOOK
FOR IT.
>>George: IN ADDITION
TO MEETING PHYSICAL AND
SPIRITUAL NEEDS, FADER’S
TEAM ALSO TRAINS A NEW
GENERATION TO SERVE HERE.
>>WE THOUGHT THE
OPPORTUNITY WAS REALLY
GREAT TO COME TO BURUNDI
TO DISCIPLE AND TRAIN
MEDICAL STUDENTS, AND
HOPEFULLY RESIDENTS IN THE
FUTURE TO BE PHYSICIANS
WHO HAVE CARE FOR THEIR
PEOPLE IN JESUS’ NAME AND
PROVIDE EXCELLENT HEALTH
CARE.
>>George: HERE IS AN
INTERESTING ANGLE TO THIS
STORY: THOUSANDS OF MILES
FROM THIS HOSPITAL, ALL
THE WAY IN DOWNTOWN NEW
YORK CITY, MARK GERSEN, A
JEWISH BUSINESSMAN, HAS
DECIDED TO PERSONALLY GET
INVOLVED IN HELPING THESE
MISSIONARIES CHANGE THE
DESTINIES OF SOME OF
AFRICA’S POOREST.
>>THE BIBLE TELLS YOU 36
TIMES, MORE THAN IT TELLS
US ANYTHING ELSE, TO LOVE
THE STRANGER.
AND WHO IN THE WORLD IS
MORE OF A STRANGER THAN
THE AFRICAN POOR IN NEED
OF MEDICAL CARE.
>>George: FOR SEVERAL
YEARS, GERSEN AND HIS WIFE
HAVE GIVEN MILLIONS OF
DOLLARS TO SUPPORT
MISSIONARY DOCTORS ACROSS
AFRICA.
>>IT HAS BEEN AN HONOR
AND A PRIVILEGE FOR MY
WIFE, WHO IS A RABBI, AND
I TO PARTNER WITH THESE —
AND I CHOOSE THIS TERM
CAREFULLY — THESE SAC
CRESACREDPEOPLE, THESE CHRISTIAN
MISSIONARIES WHO GO INTO
ENVIRONMENTS THAT ARE
COMPLETELY FORBIDDING,
GIVE UP EVERYTHING IN THE
WEST WE CONSIDER
NECESSITIES AT TIMES, IN
ORDER TO FULFILL THEIR
RELIGIOUS OBLIGATION TO
SERVE THE POOR.
>>George: GERSEN AND
HIS LONG TIME FRIEND, AN
AMERICAN MEDICAL
MISSIONARY SERVING IN
KENYA, CO FOUNDED THE
AFRICAN FOUNDATION.
HE HAS SEEN FIRSTHAND THE
DEDICATION OF THESE
MEDICAL DOCTORS.
>>MEDICAL MISSIONARIES
TEND TO COME FOR YEARS OR
DECADES AND STAY AND LEARN
THE LANGUAGE AND LEARN THE
CULTURE AND DEVELOP DEEP
RELATIONSHIPS IN THEIR
COMMUNITY.
>>George: LAST MONTH,
GERSEN PRESENTED THE FIRST
PRIZE TO THE MISSIONARY
MEDICAL SERVICE TO JASON
FADER AND HIS TEAM.
>>WHEN I SAW THIS PRIZE
WAS FROM A JEWISH
ENTREPRENEUR, I CERTAINLY
DID A DOUBLE TAKE.
HE SEES THE CARE FOR THE
POOR AND THE CARE FOR THE
STRANGER AS PART OF HIS
TRADITION, AND I HAVE A
LOT OF RESPECT FOR THIS.
>>George: HE SENDS A
PRIZE OF THIS MAGNITUDE TO
ONE AFRICAN HOSPITAL IS
FAR-REACHING.
>>THE LAHEIM PRIZE WILL
PROVIDE A HALF A MILLION
DOLLARS TO HELP IT
COMPLETE A NEW SURGICAL
BUILDING, START AN
INTERNSHIP, THE FIRST IN
THE COUNTRY FOR THE
MEDICAL SCHOOL GRADUATES,
TO RENOVATE A LABORATORY,
AND TO HELP ABOUT 250
PEOPLE WALK AGAIN WITH
ORTHOPEDIC SUPPLIES.
>>George: GERSEN
INSISTS THERE IS NO ONE
BETTER WHO GIVES A HIGHER
RETURN THAN MEDICAL
MISSIONARIES SERVING IN
AFRICA.
HE POINTS TO WHAT
DR. FADER AND HIS TEAM DID
AT THE HOSPITAL IN 2015.
>>HE ENABLED 35,000
PATIENT VISITS, AND A 800
CONTACT RACKET SURGERIES
OR FOR A HALF MILLION
DOLLARS.
>>IT IS AMAZING HOW MUCH
YOU CAN DO WITH SO LITTLE.
WE ARE HELPING PEOPLE
WALK.
WE ARE SAVING LIVES AT THE
RATE OF SOMETIMES
THOUSANDS PER YEAR.
>>Wendy: GEORGE, I
THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO
PERFORM SURGERY THERE WHEN
YOU WALKED IN WITH YOUR
DR. COAT.
>>George: WHAT IS
INCREDIBLE TO SEE THIS
PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN TWO
FAITH GROUPS, JEWISH AND
CHRISTIANS COMING TOGETHER
TO HELP ONE OF THE POOREST
COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD.
HATS OFF TO THOSE DOCTORS
AND TO MARK GERSEN AND HIS
WIFE.
>>Wendy: COMING UP,
PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS
IS AT HISTORIC LEVELS.
WE’LL TELL YOU WHY AND
WHERE IT IS THE WORST.
>>George: AND WELCOME
BACK TO “CHRISTIAN WORLD
NEWS.”
CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION ROSE
IN 2016 FOR THE THIRD YEAR
IN A ROW.
MORE THAN 200 MILLION
CHRISTIANS, OR ONE IN 12
WORLDWIDE, ARE PERSECUTED.
THE NEW WORLD-WATCH LIST
FROM THE GROUP “OPEN DOORS
U.S.A.” FOUND THE MOST
DANGEROUS PLACE FOR
CHRISTIANS IS NORTH KOREA.
BUT SOME OF THE WORST
NATIONS ON THE LEFT ARE
MUSLIM.
CHRISTIANS FACE
BEHEADINGS, TORTURE AND
RAPE.
THIS NEW JERSEY
CONGRESSMAN SAYS THE
SITUATION FOR IRAQI
CHRISTIANS IS DIRE AND
SAYS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT
MUST DO MORE.
>>IT HAS BEEN A PROFOUND
DISAPPOINTMENT THAT THE
OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS
REFUSED TO PROVIDE U.S.
TAX DOLLARS TO THOSE MOST
IN NEED.
>>George: “OPEN DOORS
U.S.A.” SAYS IT HOPES THE
TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WILL
ADDRESS CHRISTIAN
PERSECUTION DURING ITS
FIRST 100 DAYS IN OFFICE.
>>Wendy: CHRISTIAN
WRIGHT IS THE DEXTE DIRECTOR OF
“OPEN DOORS U.S.A..”
GOOD TO SEE YOU.
>>>GOOD TO SEE YOU, TOO.
FOR THE LAST 25 YEARS,
NORTH KOREA HAS BEEN ONE
OF THE COUNTRIES THAT HAS
TOPPED THE WORLD-WATCH
LIST, AND IT IS DEFINITELY
ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS
COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD FOR
CHRISTIANS.
AND THERE ARE 50 COUNTRIES
WHERE PERSECUTION IS VERY
SEVERE.
>>Wendy: LET’S TALK
ABOUT VICTIMS OF GENOCIDE.
WHY HASN’T U.S. AID BEEN
GOING TO CHRISTIAN
REFUGEES FROM ISIS?
>>THAT IS A GREAT
QUESTION.
I THINK THERE ARE SO MANY
CHALLENGES WITH REGARD TO
THE DISPLACEMENT OF
CHRISTIANS THROUGHOUT THE
WORLD.
IN FACT, WHEN YOU LOOK AT
THE 2017 “OPEN DOORS”
WORLD-WATCH LIST, ISLAMIC
EXTREMISM IS A DRIVER OF
PERSECUTION IN 35 OUT OF
50 OF THE COUNTRIES.
SO WE’RE SEEING CHRISTIANS
DRIVEN FROM THEIR HOMES,
NOT JUST IN IRAQ, BUT ALSO
IN COUNTRIES LI LIKE NIGERIA,
WHERE GROUPS LIKE BOKO
HARAM ARE PUSHING
CHRISTIANS OUT OF THEIR
HOME.
>>Wendy: MOST OF THE
NATIONS TOPPING THE LIST
ARE MUSLIM.
WHAT CAN THE WORLD DO TO
PRESSURE THESE NATIONS TO
PROTECT CHRISTIANS?
>>I THINK NOW MORE THAN
EVER, IT IS CUB IT IS CRUCIAL FOR
CHRISTIANS TO PRAY.
I’M HOPEFUL, AS WE’RE
LOOKING AT THIS NEW
ADMINISTRATION HERE IN THE
U.S., I’M HOPEFUL THAT THE
TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WILL
TAKE THIS ISSUE SERIOUSLY
AND WORK TO ADDRESS THE
PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS
AND OTHER RELIGIOUS
MINORITIES BY TAKING
CRUCIAL ACTIONS IN THE
FIRST 100 DAYS.
>>Wendy: SO YOU THINK
WE WILL SEE A CHANGE FROM
THE WAY THE OBAMA
ADMINISTRATION HANDLE THE
CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION TO
THE WAY THE TRUMP
ADMINISTRATION MIGHT DO
IT?
>>I AM CERTAINLY HOPEFUL
OF THAT.
YOU KNOW, WE SAW WHERE
UNDER THE OBAMA
ADMINISTRATION, THEY
LARGELY TURNED A BLIND EYE
TO NOT ONLY PERSECUTION OF
CHRISTIANS, BUT OF MANY
RELIGIOUS MINORITIES.
WE FOUND THAT LAST YEAR,
2016, WAS ACTUALLY THE
WORST YEAR IN RECENT
HISTORY RECORDED FOR
CHRISTIANS AROUND THE
WORLD.
THE TIME IS NOW TO TAKE
ACTION.
>>Wendy: THAT’S
INCREDIBLE.
WHAT CAN OUR VIEWERS DO,
KRISTIN, TO HELP?
PRAY, OF COURSE, RIGHT?
>>PRAYER IS NUMBER ONE.
BUT I WOULD ALSO ENCOURAGE
VIEWERS TO GET INFORMED.
THERE IS
opendoorsusa.org.
WE HAVE THINGS YOU CAN DO
FOR EACH COUNTRY OF THE 50
COUNTRIES ON THE
WORLD-WATCH LIST.
AND YOU CAN SIGN A
PETITION TO ENCOURAGE THIS
ADMINISTRATION TO DEFEND
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AROUND
THE WORLD IN THE FIRST 100
DAYS.
>>Wendy: WE TALKED
ABOUT NORTH KOREA AND SOME
OF THE MUSLIM NATIONS
BEING THE WORST OFFENDERS.
CAN YOU NAME SOME OF THE
OTHER WORST NATIONS FOR
OUR VIEWERS?
>>ABSOLUTELY.
WELL, HERE IN WASHINGTON,
D.C., WE WERE VERY PRICHED
TPRIVILEGED TO HAVE A
PASTOR COME IN FROM DAS
CUSDAMASCUS TO SHARE HIS
PERSONAL STORY.
AND SO SYRIA IS ONE OF
THOSE COUNTRIES THAT I
WOULD ENCOURAGE OUR
LISTENERS AND VIEWERS TO
BE PRAYING FOR.
AND ONE PLACE THAT HAS A
SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART
IS NIGERIA.
LAST YEAR I HAD THE
PRIVILEGE OF MEETING WITH
THE FATHERS OF THE
KIDNAPPED CHIBOK GIRLS IN
NIGERIA.
HORRIBLE TRAGEDIES ARE
HAPPENING TO CHRISTIANS ON
A DAILY BASIS.
THAT IS NUMBER 12 ON THE
LIST.
>>Wendy: KRISTIN WRIGHT
OF “OPEN DOORS
INTERNATIONAL,” THANKS FOR
JOINING US.
GEORGE?
>>George: COMING UP,
MEET THE CHRISTIAN
GOVERNOR OF JAKARTA, WHO
IS ON TRIAL FOR, QUOTE,
“BLASPHEMYING ISLAM.”
>>George: AND WELCOME
BACK TO THE BROADCAST.
TESTIMONY CONTINUES IN THE
HISTORIC BLASPHEMY TRIAL
OF INDONESIA’S CHRISTIAN
GOVERNOR.
NOT ONLY IS THE GOVERNOR’S
POLITICAL FUTURE AT STAKE,
BUT ALSO FREEDOM AND THE
FATE OF INDONESIA’S
DEMOCRACY.
LUCILLE TALUSAN IS IN THE
CAPITAL CITY OF JAKARTA
AND BRINGS US THIS STORY.
>>Reporter: JAKARTA
GOVERNOR, BETTER KNOWN AS
AHOK, WAVED TO SPECTATORS.
HE WAS CHARGED WITH
BLASPHEMY AFTER HE
ALLEGEDLY SAID IN A
CAMPAIGN SPEECH THAT
VOTERS WERE BEING DECEIVED
BY HIS OPPONENTS, WHO SAID
THE QURAN PROHIBITS
MUSLIMS FROM HAVING A
NON-MUSLIM LEADER.
AHOK BECAME GOVERNOR AFTER
HIS PREDECESSOR WAS
ELECTED INDONESIA’S
PRESIDENT IN 2014.
ONLY ONCE BEFORE HAS A
CHRISTIAN OF CHINESE
ANCESTRY SERVED AS
GOVERNOR OF THE CAPITAL OF
THE WORLD’S LARGEST MUSLIM
COUNTRY.
MUSLIM HARDLINERS
CONSIDERED HIS POSITION AS
GOVERNOR UNACCEPTABLE.
KNOWN FOR CLEAN AND
EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE, HE
WAS SET TO WIN THE
GOVERNORSHIP IN HIS OWN
RIGHT.
NOW THAT HE HAS A COURT
CASE, HIS CANDIDACY IS AT
RISK.
THIS POLITICAL ANALYST
SAYS THAT THE BLASPHEMY
CHARGE WAS POLITICALLY
MOTIVATED.
>>THEY FIND NOTHING AND
THEY KNOW THIS.
THEY TRY TO USE THIS TO
OBSTRUCT OUR WAY IN THE
UPCOMING ELECTIONS.
I THINK IT IS VERY
HARMFUL.
>>Reporter: BEHIND ME
ARE THE MUSLIM HARDLINERS
WHO ARE PROTECTING AGAINST
AHOK.
THEY ARE DEMANDING FOR THE
ARREST AND THE
IMPRESSIONMENT OF THE
GOVERNOR.
HERE HUNDREDS OF POLICE
ARE DEPLOYED TO MAINTAIN
THE PEACE AND ORDER,
SHOULD A CLASH ARISE
BETWEEN THEM AND AHOK
SUPPORTERS, WHO ARE
CALLING FOR A FAIR VERDICT
FOR THE GOVERNOR.
HIS SISTER LEADS HIS TEAM
OF LAWYERS.
SHE SAYS NONE OF THE
WITNESSES WHO TESTIFIED
AGAINST HER BROTHER HEARD
WHAT AHOK ACTUALLY SAID IN
HIS CAMPAIGN SPEECH.
>>THEY DID NOT HEAR IT.
THEY DID NOT SEE IT.
>>Reporter: SHE SAYS
AHOK’S STATEMENT WAS
TWISTED.
>>HE SAID DON’T CHOOSE ME
IF YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU
CAN’T CHOOSE A NON-MUSLIM
LEADER.
IT’S OKAY.
>>Reporter: SHE SAYS
HER BROTHER IS HOLDING UP
WELL IN THE MIDST OF THIS
TRIAL.
>>HE UNDERSTANDS THAT HE
MAY BE PERSECUTED BECAUSE
OF WHAT HE BELIEVES.
HE ALSO BELIEVES THAT GOD
IS GOING TO USE THIS AS A
SHOWCASE, TO MAKE PEOPLE
HAVE MORE STRONG BELIEFS
THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL OF
EVERYTHING.
>>Reporter: AHOK’S
BLASPHEMY TRIAL IS
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE UNTIL
AFTER THE JAKARTA
GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION
NEXT MONTH.
LUCILLE TALUSAN, CBN NEWS,
JAKARTA.
>>Wendy: THANKS,
LUCILLE.
IN THAI, LAWMAKERS ARE
CONSIDERING LEGALIZING
SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.
IF THEY DO, TAIWAN WOULD
BECOME THE FIRST ASIAN
NATION TO MAKE THAT
CHANGE.
BUT AS HEATHER SELLS
REPORTS, CHRISTIANS ARE
STANDING FIRM TO PROTECT
TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE.
>>Heather: 80,000 L.G.
B. SUPPORTERS RECENTLY
TOOK TO THE STREETS FOR
ASIA’S LARGEST EVER GAY
PRIDE PARADE.
MANY GAY ACTIVISTS BELIEVE
TAIWAN COULD BECOME THE
FIRST.
THEY WERE ENCOURAGED BY
THIS RECENT Facebook
VIDEO POSTED BY TAIWAN’S
NEW PRESIDENT.
>>I SUPPORT GAY
MARRIAGES.
AND EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT
TO LOVE AND TO BE MARRIED.
>>Heather: TAIWAN’S
LEGISLATURE IS CONSIDERING
A BILL TO LEGALIZE GAY
MARRIAGE.
IT NEEDS SUPPORT FROM 57
OF ITS 113 LAWMAKERS TO
MOVE FORWARD.
SO FAR 56 HAVE BACKED THE
BILL.
GAY MARRIAGE ADVOCATES SAY
LEGALIZATION WILL CREATE
LONG-TERM BENEFITS.
>>WE JUST RECENTLY HAD
TWO BABIES.
THE MOST URGENT NEED FOR
US IS THE PARENTAL RIGHTS.
>>Heather: RELIGIOUS
AFFILIATION HAS AFFECTED
OPINIONS ON SAME-SEX
MARRIAGE.
IN ONE RECENT SURVEY, 80%
OF TAIWANESE BETWEEN THE
AGES OF 20 AND 29 FAVOR
LEGALIZATION.
BY COMPARISON, 75% OF
CHRISTIANS OPPOSE IT.
THEY SAY GAY MARRIAGE
DISTORTS TRADITIONAL
GENDER ROLES AND DAMAGES
THE MEANING OF MARRIAGE.
*
* HALLELUJAH
>>Heather: LOCAL CHURCH
LEADERS HAVE ORGANIZED
NATIONWIDE PROTESTS,
URGING TAIWANESE TO OPPOSE
THE LEGISLATION.
[SPEAKING A FOREIGN
LANGUAGE]
>>WE STAND RIGHT HERE
TODAY TO TELL THE
GOVERNMENT THAT CHRISTIANS
IN TAIWAN ARE STRONGLY
AGAINST LEGALIZING
SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.
WE WILL NOT STOP SAYING
THAT.
NO DECISION SHOULD BE MADE
WITHOUT THE PUBLIC
CONSENT.
[SPEAKING A FOREIGN
LANGUAGE]
>>Through Translator: I
EXPECT TAIWAN TO PASS THIS
LAW AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN,
AND THEN THE OTHER
COUNTRIES TO FOLLOW
TAIWAN’S LEAD.
WE’RE MAKING BIG PROGRESS
IN THE HISTORY OF HUMAN
RIGHTS.
>>Heather: CONSERVATIVE
GROUPS AND CHRISTIANS SAY
THEY WILL PRESS HARD TO
PROTECT TRADITIONAL
TAIWANESE CULTURE AND
PRESERVE FAMILY VALUES.
HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.
>>Wendy: MORE THAN 250
LEADERS WITH “CHRISTIANS
UNITED FOR ISRAEL” ARE IN
WASHINGTON THIS WEEK.
THEY’RE URGING CONGRESS TO
TAKE ACTION TO SUPPORT THE
JEWISH STATE.
IT’S A DIRECT RESPONSE TO
THE UNITED NATIONS RECENT
RESOLUTION AGAINST ISRAEL
SETTLEMENTS.
“CHRISTIANS UNITED” IS
PUSHING LAWMAKERS TO
SUPPORT BILLS THAT SLAM
THE RESOLUTION.
THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION
ALLOWED IT TO PASS.
ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER
BENJAMIN NETANYAHU CALLED
THE U.N. RESOLUTION
SHAMEFUL.
FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN JOHN
HAGI HAD A CLEAR MESSAGE
FOR NETANYAHU.
>>MR. PRIME MINISTER,
“CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR
ISRAEL” HAS ANSWERED THE
CALL TONIGHT, ALL
3.3 MILLION OF US STAND
WITH YOU AND STAND WITH
ISRAEL AND STAND WITH THE
JEWISH PEOPLE.
[APPLAUSE]
>>Wendy: “CHRISTIANS
UNITED FOR ISRAEL” ALSO
WANTS CONGRESS TO PUSH THE
PRESIDENT TO MOVE THE U.S.
EMBASSY IN ISRAEL TO
JERUSALEM.
>>George: AND ON THAT
POINT, EVEN BEFORE HE
TAKES OFFICE, TRUMP’S
TRANSITION TEAM REPORTEDLY
IS LOOKING FOR PLACES TO
RELOCATE THE EMBASSY IN
JERUSALEM.
THAT MOVE WOULD FULFILL
ONE OF HIS CAMPAIGN
PROMISES.
CHRIS MITCHELL BRINGS US
THAT STORY.
>>Chris: DURING HIS
CAMPAIGN, TRUMP PLEDGED TO
MOVE THE U.S. EMBASSY FROM
TEL AVIV TO JERUSALEM.
HIS CAMPAIGN MANAGER,
KELLYANNE CONWAY,
REITERATED THAT PLEDGE AND
SAID IT IS A VERY BIG
PRIORITY FOR TRUMP.
TRUMP’S PLEDGE TO MOVE THE
U.S. EMBASSY IS AN EXTENT
IDEA, SAYS THIS MAN.
>>IT IS ABOUT TIME.
WE ARE SITTING NOW IN
ISRAEL’S CAPITAL.
>>Chris: HE RELATED A
STORY FROM PRESIDENT
OBAMA’S RECENT TRIP TO
ISRAEL.
>>I REMEMBER NOT LONG
AGO, AT SHIMON PERES’
FUNERAL, THE WHITE HOUSE
ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING
THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS IN
JERUSALEM, AND THEY
CHANGED IT NOT TO SAY IT
WAS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL.
>>Chris: NO COUNTRY IN
THE WORLD RECOGNIZES
JERUSALEM AS ISRAEL’S
CAPITAL.
A STATE DEPARTMENT
OFFICIAL TOLD CBN NEWS,
SINCE ISRAEL’S FOUNDING,
ADMINISTRATIONS OF BOTH
PARTIES HAVE MAINTAINED A
CONSISTENT POLICY OF
RECOGNIZING NO STATE AS
ASHAVINGHAVING
SOVEREIGNTY ON JERUSALEM.
SO FAR EVERY PRESIDENT HAS
AVOIDED THE MOVE, CITING
SECURITY CONCERNS AND
SIGNING A SPECIAL WAIVER.
MOVING THE EMBASSY
WOULDN’T MAKE EVERYONE
HAPPY.
>>THERE WILL BE HAPPINESS
ON THE ISRAEL SIDE.
THERE WILL BE UNHAPPINESS
ON THE ARAB PALESTINIAN
SIDE.
AND THERE MAY BE RIOTS.
THERE MAY BE VIOLENCE.
>>Chris: SOME SAY THE
MOVE MUST COME IN THE
WIDER CONTEXT OF AN
ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN PEACE
AGREEMENT.
OTHERS BELIEVE JERUSALEM
IS ISRAEL’S UNDIVIDED
CAPITAL.
MANY SAY IF A MOVE IS TO
HAPPEN, TRUMP IS THE ONE
TO GET THE JOB DONE.
CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,
JERUSALEM.
>>Wendy: SO DO YOU
THINK TRUMP WILL DO IT?
>>George: I THINK HE
MIGHT.
A LOT HAS NOT BEEN DONE
OVER THE LAST 30 YEARS IN
THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN
CONFLICT, AND HE MAY PUSH
THE ENVELOPE.
>>Wendy: ONE THING WE
KNOW ABOUT TRUMP, HE
DOESN’T MIND A GOOD FIGHT.
>>George: FOLKS, THAT’S
IT FOR THIS WEEK’S EDITION
OF “CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS

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