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The 700 Club: November 3, 2009

Inside Edition host and author Deborah Norville talks about the power of respect. A street thug hears the voice of God. Also, CBN News reports on deep vein thrombosis.

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UnderWing Transcripts PO Box 16282 Clearwater, Florida 33766 540 455-2333 / UnderWing@underwingtranscripts.com ________________________________________ The 700 Club Daily Broadcast Tuesday, November 3, 2009 PAT ROBERTSON: Well, welcome to The 700 Club. Today is Election Day in a couple of key states, Virginia and New Jersey, and also one in New York for a House seat. And is this a bellwether of what’s to come? Or is it just an aberration? TERRY MEEUWSEN: Well, that’s the big question. Politicians in Washington are watching today’s off year elections for signs of Obama’s weakening. But Republicans appear to have the upper hand. Here is reporter John Jessup. VOTE JOHN JESSUP: On the even of this off-year election cycle, the candidates were campaigning up to the last minute. Gov. Jon Corzine ([D] NJ Gubernatorial Candidate): So, I need your help. The contrast between my opponent and me could not be sharper. JOHN JESSUP: Some political analysts believe the closely watched contests in New York, New Jersey, and Virginia may offer a picture about where the American public now stands ideologically, one year after the historic election of Barack Obama. GRAPHIC: CNN “STATE OF THE UNION” Rep. John Boehner ([R] Minority Leader): Well, we're in the middle of, I think, of a political rebellion going on in America. JOHN JESSUP: Even in the lead up to Election Day, Republicans stood to make big gains with polls showing GOP candidates poised to win. Bob McDonnell ([R] VA Gubernatorial Candidate): I never dreamed that I would have the opportunity to stand in the footsteps of Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry one day to be the governor of Virginia. It's an amazing thought. Chris Christie ([R] NJ Gubernatorial Candidate): We're going to roll back the income tax rate that he just increased last year. We will roll that back. We will restore property tax rebates. We'll see to what level we can restore them based upon how much we’re able to cut the budget in the first year. JOHN JESSUP: With Democrats in control of the White House and the Congress, losses could be seen as setbacks for not only President Obama's influence, but also his agenda. Creigh Deeds ([D] VA Gubernatorial Candidate): We've got too much at stake to fall down. We've gone too far these last eight years to go in the other direction. JOHN JESSUP: The White House is expected to spin tonight’s election results, downplaying their significance on next year's midterm elections. But they do illustrate the issues most important to voters, like the economy, and could foreshadow a potential shifting political landscape in 2010. John Jessup, CBN News, the White House. PAT ROBERTSON: Thanks, John. It does seem that the voters in many areas are disenchanted with the President’s agenda. These overreaching programs are just more than people can stomach. And they understand. The American people are not dumb. They understand these huge deficits are going to have to be paid for by somebody, either them or their children. And they’re saying, “Enough already. We don’t want this.” TERRY MEEUWSEN: Well, as you’ve so clearly said, this day and other days like it where we can go to the voting booth are days where we can make our voice heard. PAT ROBERTSON: Well, we’ll see what happens. Virginia shifted from being a solid, solid Republican state for many years to suddenly a Democrat state when the Democrats pretty much swept the table. But I think things are coming back right now. From what we see, it looks as if the Republican is way ahead in the polls. And we’ll see what happens. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Well, Pat, don’t you think this is not just a vote against what’s happening in Washington with President Obama, it’s a vote against what’s happening politically. I think people are tired of it. They’re tired of the wrangling. They want somebody to step up to the plate that’s got real values and to walk them out. PAT ROBERTSON: Whether they’re going to be disappointed, we don’t know. TERRY MEEUWSEN: It’s a beginning. PAT ROBERTSON: They’d like to see something. But we’ll watch it closely and, please, if you happen to be in any of these states where there are elections, be sure that you let your vote count. Lee Webb has the rest of our top stories from the CBN Newsroom. Lee. HEALTH CARE BILL AND ABORTION LEE WEBB: Pat, the issue of federally funded abortion may hold up the Democrats’ health care bill. The Washington Post reports there are enough Democrats threatening to oppose the bill over the issue to seriously threaten the bill’s passage. House leaders are negotiating with the rogue Democrats to convince them to vote for the measure. But another key issue is the price tag. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the bill’s net cost will be 894 billion over the next ten years. But Democrats and budget experts tell the Associated Press the real cost will be closer to 1.2 trillion dollars. Pat. PAT ROBERTSON: Well, there’s some thought that the actual figures are about 165 percent higher than what they estimate. So we’re looking not at 1.2 trillion. We’re looking at two point something or other trillion. It’s going to be enormous. And the tax burden is going to be enormous. And they’re not telling you about it. And you wonder what is wrong with these people to want to push through a piece of legislation like this that is so flawed. It’s one of the worst pieces of legislation that has ever been proposed to the American people. And the fact that Nancy Pelosi is pushing so hard to get it done like her life depends on it. Maybe her life does depend on it. Maybe Barack Obama will try to get somebody else as speaker. But this thing is a mess. And it looks like it will be held up in the Senate. But you’ve still got time to voice your opinion to your congressman or your senator. Lee. BARY ATTORNEY SPEAKS LEE WEBB: Rifqa Bary’s attorney is speaking out about the deal that returned the 17-year-old Christian runaway to Ohio. She claims her Muslim parents wanted to have her killed for converting. Attorney John Stemberger tells CBN News he believes the Barys are in the US illegally. GRAPHIC: ON THE PHONE John Stemberger (Rifqa Bary’s Florida Attorney): An agreement was cut, apart from my participation. It was done without me even being present, between the lawyers in Ohio that represent Rifqa and the guardian ad litem here in Florida, and the parents’ lawyers in Ohio, that they would consent to the adjudication of dependency. That is, they would agree to allow Bary to be declared a dependent in need of services in Ohio in exchange for not requiring the parents to produce that immigration documentation. LEE WEBB: Interesting. Stemberger also believes Rifqa is more at risk in Ohio than in Florida, but he does not think she is in grave danger while she waits in foster care for the case to play out. ISLAM UK LEE WEBB: Radical Islam is on the rise in Great Britain. But so are demonstrations by those who say, “Enough is enough.” Dale Hurd has this report from Leeds, England. DALE HURD: Protestors converged on the town of Leeds in northern England in a face off over Islamic extremism. Leeds has a large Muslim community. A new group called the English Defence League wants the government to do more against the growing influence of radical Islam. Protestors were clearly angry with their government, and took it out on police. Whether you like the English Defence League or not, this is real grassroots anger. And this is the failure of multiculturalism in Britain. The night before the protest, leaders of the English Defence League took CBN us to their secret meeting place located north of London to explain their views. My first question was why are they wearing masks? Man: The people we’re protesting against and the people we feel are going to bring hate on this country are Islamic extremists who are trained in terrorism. They are linked to suicide killings and mass murder. And, quite frankly, they will kill in the name of Allah. And we shouldn’t have to put our faces up against these people. Our government is here to protect us, to protect our communities, and they’re not. DALE HURD: The English Defence League says they are not fascist, racist, anti-Semitic or anti-Muslim. They say they are only against Islamic radicals who want to bring Sharia law to Britain. Man: Everyone is scared or worried of being called a fascist or a racist or Islamophobic, et cetera. And it’s this thing they keep beating everyone back down with. Well, people feel oppressed and scared to even talk about Islam. DALE HURD: The EDL vows to keep marching against radical Islam. It wants to create a grassroots national political movement in Britain. Dale Hurd, CBN News, in Leeds, in northern England. LEE WEBB: Pat, the anger is real. And it’s not just in Great Britain. It’s in other western European nations as well. PAT ROBERTSON: Well, I think the idea of imposing Sharia law in a Democratic country that has had Christian values through centuries is just absurd. Sharia is coming out of the Koran, out of extreme Muslim Islamic teaching. Why should anybody in Britain be submitted to Sharia? And why should Muslims have special courts and special laws to govern them? If they’re going to be British citizens, then let them abide by British law. And if they’re not, let them go to some other country. That’s just that simple. It’s the same thing here in America. We shouldn’t force this nation to accommodate the bizarre beliefs of a small group of people. If they come to this country, they are part of America. And they need to adopt the customs and the language and the other—well, I’m trying to think. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Aspects, maybe, of our whole American lifestyle. I agree with you wholeheartedly. PAT ROBERTSON: The whole American lifestyle. And if they don’t do it, they should just leave. Nobody forced them to come to America. Nobody forced them to come to England. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Well, you wonder, if there is not a desire to take over and to change the system that exists, then why do you come here? PAT ROBERTSON: They have a desire to take over. They clearly have a desire, and that is at the heart of Islam. What we need to understand is Islam is not a religion. It is a political system that is based on world domination. You read what they write and you read what they think. That’s what their thought is. Islam is superior to everything else. And the idea of Islam as submission, everyone else would submit to the Koran and Mohammed and all these other things. It is not a benign system. And the Brits are perfectly right to protest against it. But it’s a shame they have to wear masks in order to do it. Well, you remember in Hamtramck, Michigan, a mosque wanted to have the Muslim prayers several times a day and have a big loudspeaker and call the whole city to prayer. The city council said, “Well, we want to be tolerant, and we think you should be allowed to do it.” Well, you’ve got a reverse situation in Arizona. And let Lee tell you about that. CHURCH LEE WEBB: Yes, an Arizona church, Pat, is in a bell battle. The pastor was recently found guilty of violating a city noise ordinance for ringing the church bells. But now he is fighting back, saying he has a constitutional right to play those bells. Heather Sells has the story from Phoenix. HEATHER SELLS: The sounds of church bells date all the way back to the Middle Ages. And today, thousands still chime in the US. But this is nothing but noise to some in Phoenix. Sam Jensen (Opposes Church Bells): I have dual pane windows in my home, and you could hear it just fine, loud enough it would wake you up from your sleep. HEATHER SELLS: Sam Jensen is one of several neighbors who complained about the bells at Christ the King Church. His yard backs up to the church’s parking lot. Sam Jensen: It was just unacceptable. Thirteen times a day, seven days a week, for the rest of our lives. HEATHER SELLS: Ironically, Christ the King moved to the residential area, away from a commercial area, specifically to reach this neighborhood. It distributed 1,000 fliers welcoming residents to its services and highlighting its bells. But the day after the bells began, some neighbors began to complain. Bishop Rick Painter (Christ the King Church): There's been criticism. There have been people saying we're not loving our neighbors, that we're a poor witness. HEATHER SELLS: The sound actually comes from an electronic system played through a loudspeaker. Originally, the church played the bells every half hour, 14 hours a day, from seven a.m. to nine p.m. After the protests, it cut back to once an hour. Bishop Rick Painter: We've met with them, talked with them, made compromises. HEATHER SELLS: But the neighbors say that wasn’t enough. Sam Jensen: We tried to work with them. We would have said, “Hey, play them on Sunday. Play them a couple times. But 13 times a day? You're playing them when you're not even there.” Deborah Sedillo Duncan (City of Phoenix): Anything that's loud, unnecessary noise constitutes a violation of the noise ordinance for the city of Phoenix. HEATHER SELLS: A city spokeswoman told CBN that the issue is simply a conflict over local law. But Painter's lawyers said it is much more. Gary McCaleb (Alliance Defense Fund): When the First Amendment is at risk and such a basic and fundamental expression of God's love and glory and expression joy is challenged and penalized criminally, it's time for Christians to stand up. HEATHER SELLS: That is why Christ the King and two other Phoenix churches have filed a Federal lawsuit against the city, charging that its noise ordinance is unconstitutional. Gary McCaleb: The court says when you regulate and it impacts First Amendment rights, you need to do it with great precision. And this law is very imprecise and very vague. HEATHER SELLS: So for now, the bells at Christ the King Church are silent. A federal court will decide their fate. Sam Jensen: Bells aren't a religious freedom in my mind, Bishop Rick Painter: Bells are a manner of speaking. It's a manner of telling a community there's a church here. There's a haven of rest here. HEATHER SELLS: Reporting in Phoenix, Heather Sells, CBN News. LEE WEBB: And we will keep you posted on how that case plays out. ORTIZ LEE WEBB: Israeli police have made an arrest in the case of a Christian boy who was nearly killed in his family’s home by a bomb blast more than a year ago. More arrests may follow. And as Chris Mitchell reports, the suspect has ties to the US. CHRIS MITCHELL: Israeli police say the suspect plotted to bomb the Ortiz family. According to court documents, police found explosives and weapons and in his home. The arrest marked the end of a long wait for the Ortiz’s. The bombing took place here in Ariel one and a half years ago in March of 2008. The bomb destroyed the Ortiz family apartment, shattered car windows three stories below and left 15-year-old Ami Ortiz near death. His parents say after a year of intensive medical treatment and prayer from believers around the world, Ami made a miraculous recovery. Still, the announcement deeply affected them. Leah Ortiz (Ami’s Mother): It was very chilling. In other words, I felt like my heart go cold. Because even though we know that there are people, actual flesh and blood people that did it, just the fact that we found out what settlement they were from, that there were neighbors. CHRIS MITCHELL: Despite the year and a half ordeal and their son nearly killed, the Ortiz’s still want the bomber to know the Gospel. David Ortiz (Ami’s Father): Even there are people out there that despise the Lord, I would like one way or another to convey to them that Yeshua is the Messiah. CHRIS MITCHELL: CBN News has learned the suspect is a US Israeli citizen. Police are investigating groups who may have a connection to the bomber and the possibility they helped finance it from America, which would be a violation of US law. In Israel, the Ortiz’s hope the case will improve religious freedom for messianic Jews, those who believe Jesus is the Jewish Messiah. Leah Ortiz: That we as believers can exercise our freedom of religion and to openly exercise our faith without fear of being fire bombed, bombed, harassed, jobs being lost, kids thrown out of school, whatever. And I just pray that this will lead to greater religious freedom for the Body of Messiah in Israel. CHRIS MITCHELL: Chris Mitchell, CBN News, Ariel. LEE WEBB: In the meantime, Pat, it’s great to see that young Ami has made a full and complete recovery, able to get out and play basketball again. PAT ROBERTSON: It’s so encouraging, and I’m glad they caught the guy and they’ve got others who were with him. But, ladies and gentlemen, the Jews went through horrible torment and torture. The Holocaust was one of the most hideous periods in the history of mankind. Why would Jews begin to persecute fellow Jews because of their religious beliefs? And not only persecute them, but send in a bomb to an innocent boy. I think this was sent into some kind of a celebration, and it blew up right in the middle of a happy time for the family. It’s shocking to think that anybody who calls himself a Jew would do something like that. And these people should be not only condemned by the entire Jewish community, they just don’t need this. They need to have a civilized dialogue. If they disagree with one another, that’s fine. Talk about it, but don’t blow your opponent up with a bomb. Terry. TERRY MEEUWSEN: You can only hope it’s a small radical fringe. PAT ROBERTSON: Well, it probably is. But even so, it happened. And they were Jewish, and it happened in Israel in Ariel, one of the West Bank cities. All right. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Well, up next, you know about heart disease and cancer, but what about DVT? Man: As many as 650,000 people will die every year in the United States from pulmonary embolism, making it the third largest cause of death. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Find out what DVT is, if you’re at risk and what you can do about it, after this. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * GRAPHIC: DEBORAH NORVILLE LEE WEBB: Coming up later, Inside Edition’s Deborah Norville. Find out why she wants a little respect. * * * GRAPHIC: THUG LIFE LEE WEBB: Plus . . . . Man: In the projects, it’s quiet by day, but it’s loud at night. LEE WEBB: The lesson this drug runner learned on the street. Man: I was going to get at it before it got at me. LEE WEBB: No matter what . . . . Man: When he comes through the door, I automatically reach for the guns, but I didn’t have the gun. LEE WEBB: . . . . be ready. Man: These folks are going to kill me. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * SPOT 1: SWISS AMERICA Spokesman: Seventy-seven million baby boomers hope to retire in the next ten to 20 years, and just three percent will be financially independent. But Uncle Sam wants to help you put gold into your retirement plan by creating a self-directed Precious Metal IRA. There are no tax penalties or new contributions needed to convert an existing IRA or other retirement fund into gold. Pat Boone: This is Pat Boone to tell you about Swiss America’s three step plan for successful gold investing. First, call Swiss America. Request their free book, materials, and rare opportunity CD. Second, review the materials and learn why gold has more than doubled in the last five years and why experts say it may double again. And third, earn a return through growth of your gold investment. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * NEXT DAY PROMO GRAPHIC: ODD CURE LEE WEBB: Tomorrow. Woman: He just never really got very big. LEE WEBB: A mysterious illness . . . . Man: My symptoms started to get worse and worse, and there’s not much you can do. LEE WEBB: . . . . with an even stranger cure. Man: I can do incredible things physically. But more than anything, I wanted those muscles. * * * GRAPHIC: HEALTHY KIDS LEE WEBB: Plus, get the bite sized tips we need to keep your kids healthy. * * * GRAPHIC: MIKE HUCKABEE LEE WEBB: And then, presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee tells us what matters most. Tomorrow on The 700 Club. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * PAT ROBERTSON: You probably haven’t even heard about this disease, or only tangentially. But it may be the third leading cause of death in the US. And most of its victims never even know they had the condition. Here is Gailon Totheroh with a health alert that could save your life. FOCUS: DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS GAILON TOTHEROH: If you're a frequent flier, you’ve probably heard of deep vein thrombosis, or DVT. That's because sitting for long periods of time can cause clots in the legs that could end up in your lungs. It also made headlines following the shocking death of NBC journalist David Bloom. Melanie Bloom: When my husband, David, died from a DVT, he was covering the war in Iraq. I hadn't even heard of this condition. GAILON TOTHEROH: Cardiologist Seth Baum explains why you need to know about this. Seth Baum, M.D. (Integrative Heart Care): There are some statistics that suggest that as many as 650,000 people will die every year in the United States from pulmonary embolism, which is pretty huge, making it the third largest cause of death. GAILON TOTHEROH (Interviewing): Following . . . . Seth Baum, M.D.: Following heart disease and cancer. GAILON TOTHEROH (Reporting): Baum found out personally about the dangers of DVT. Dr. Phillip Snider explains. Phillip Snider, D.O.: When you have a blood clot forms the leg, in the vein, either it will stay put where it is, or it can go through these valves and head only in this direction and can travel up toward heart and then can go out directly to the lungs. And it can travel to either lung and block it there. GAILON TOTHEROH: In 2007, Baum wasn't flying. He was merely planting trees on a hot Florida day when he noticed a chest pain. Seth Baum, M.D.: It was kind of a weird pain in that it hurt when I touched it, and it felt like I had fractured a rib or torn a muscle. GAILON TOTHEROH: He knew from med school this symptom was not usually an indicator of DVT. Unfortunately, he waited two days to see a specialist. Seth Baum, M.D.: His words to me after he saw the results of my test were that it's a miracle that I'm alive, because what had happened was I actually had clots to both lungs and many places in both lungs. And I had infracted, or killed, a portion of my left lung. GAILON TOTHEROH: Baum underwent surgery to get a vein filter preventing clots from traveling to the lungs and began taking a blood thinner. So how this could happen to a health-conscious cardiologist? A test found a genetic variation conducive to leg clots. Ten to 15 million people in the US have Factor 5 Leiden. Not all physicians and very few patients even know about this threat or that there's a test for it. And there are additional genetic factors that increase clotting. So checking with family members about any of their clotting incidents can often reveal your own potential risk. In addition to long flights, other situations require vigilance as well. Phillip Snider, D.O. (Bon Secours Medical Associates): If you have a cancer or if you’re pregnant, you are going to have increase risk. So what try to do is stay active, physically active, to a minimum get up and walk around at least two or three times a day for a minute or two. GAILON TOTHEROH: More exercise can provide even better protection. Baum's regular exercise probably saved his life by strengthening his circulatory system against those killer clots. Surgical patients also face a clot risk during recovery. Doctors put special socks on patients to keep the blood from pooling. One way to fight DVT is to drink plenty of water. That thins the blood and stops clots from forming. So if you have a water cooler at work, take advantage of it. In fact, Baum says hearing about how common this is, about symptoms in the legs and chest, and of simple ways to combat DVT can make a difference. Seth Baum, M.D.: We could very easily save literally hundreds of thousands of people a year, pretty impressive, just by getting the word out. It’s much different from cardiovascular, where it’s not just getting the word out, it’s a total change in lifestyle. It’s lower cholesterol. It’s all these other preventive strategies. GAILON TOTHEROH: Gailon Totheroh, CBN News. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * PAT ROBERTSON: Thank you, Gailon. Once again, we’re there at the cutting edge, telling you how to stay well. TERRY MEEUWSEN: It can be a bit of a silent killer. PAT ROBERTSON: Yes, it really can. I recommend fish oil. Fish oil is kind of a—it acts as a blood thinner, among other things. But it’s very good for your circulatory system. Either that or flaxseed or something. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Or as he said, lots of water. PAT ROBERTSON: Well, you need the omegas as well as the water. All right. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Do both. It’s good for you. PAT ROBERTSON: Do both. All right. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Well, up next, Deborah Norville joins us. See why the Inside Edition anchor is looking for a little r-e-s-p-e-c-t. GRAPHIC: “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * SPOT 2: SIMPLEX – PRESTO Announcer: Attention, those on Medicare with diabetes. Woman: Results from testing my blood glucose were often wrong. I’d have to code my meter. Pharmacist: If you’re on Medicare with diabetes, then you need to know about the newest methods in checking your blood glucose. You don’t have to code your meter anymore, and you don’t have to stab your fingers. These new no-code meters are easier to use and nearly painless. Woman: This new method hurts less, and I don’t have to code the test strips anymore. Pharmacist: No coding helps make testing faster and confirms accuracy. And the best news is that Diabetes Care Club will send you one of these new meters. Woman: I called, got my no-code meter. Now my fingers don’t hurt anymore. Pharmacist: Diabetes Care Club delivers the latest technology directly to your door for free. So call and find out why over 100,000 patients choose Diabetes Care Club. Woman: Honey, you don’t have to code anymore. Upgrade your meter and change the way you test now. Call now. I’m glad I did. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * TERRY MEEUWSEN: Well, in her famous song from the ‘60s, Aretha Franklin wanted a little respect. And it seems that’s something sorely lacking in our society today. But according to Deborah Norville, respect begins with the simple act of treating people like they really matter. Take a look. SET-UP PIECE RENELLE ROBERTS: Inside Edition anchor Deborah Norville has covered a lot of topics, like spending five days in jail, washing dishes at a New York deli. She has even worked at a busy movie concession counter. In almost three decades of reporting experience, Deborah has learned a thing or two about the power of respect, how to give it and how to get it. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * GUEST: DEBORAH NORVILLE TERRY MEEUWSEN: Please welcome to The 700 Club the author of The Power of Respect, Deborah Norville. Great to have you here. Deborah Norville: Hey, Terry. So good to see you again. Thank you. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Why this subject? What motivated you to take a look at it? Deborah Norville: What I do every day at Inside Edition. The stories lately that have been making headlines have just frankly pushed me to write this book. I got tired of seeing families destroyed, people’s lives being changed, essentially because of disrespectful behavior. But I’ve been doing this TV thing for a long time. My experience is people don’t change their behavior because it’s the right thing to do. But they will change if they perceive a benefit to them. And I thought if I could find research that shows when you treat people respectfully, you receive benefits back, that maybe I could change a little bit of behavior out there. TERRY MEEUWSEN: You studied this subject for four years. How did you study it and what did you find? Deborah Norville: I’m a research geek. I go into these mind numbingly boring academic journals. And I wanted to see if anyone reputable in academia had found connections between certain kinds of respectful behavior, treating people fairly, treating people with consideration, and measurable benefits. And, for instance, in schools, President Obama a couple of weeks ago was talking about extending the school year. Great. We all want our kids to be competitive. But do we really want them to be in schools where 50 percent of schools have armed guards? I don’t think so. I don’t want my kids in that kind of environment. But respect-based programs have been put into place, kids’ reading scores double. Their math scores go up by 35 percent. And when they added up all the time they weren’t wasting writing up kids for principals’ detention reports, they claimed back 17 days of teaching time. People going to the polls right now, important issues facing America, none of us want to pay more tax dollars. Respect in schools can save all of us money. TERRY MEEUWSEN: So how do you get there from here? You talked about the fact that maybe people would make this change if there was a benefit. What are some of the tangible benefits of it? Deborah Norville: Well, one of the examples is in business. It’s been estimated that 64 billion dollars is the cost of workplace disrespect, because what happens when you aren’t treated well at work? Well, you get fed up and you quit. That means they have to find somebody new, and it usually costs 150 percent of salary the first year to replace somebody, because nobody is any good when they first start a job. Or they get fed up and they sue. Or they get fed up and they do nothing. They just sit back and, “I’m just going to collect my check.” Presenteism is a big problem in this country. When you treat workers in this simple way, let them know they’ve got a job with a future, let them know that you care what they did, “Hey, that was a great interview you did yesterday, Terry. Thank you so much,” you’re going to do a really good job on your next interview, because you know the boss is watching. And when you feel like you can just make a suggestion, “Hey, I’ve got an idea.” Even if your boss doesn’t act on the idea, when you feel empowered, you work better. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Deborah, those things seem like they should be so natural. Why do you think we have such a lack of respect? Deborah Norville: You know what, I think there are a lot of factors. I think frankly the media are one of the reasons. We watch television on the cable shows and we’d see people celebrated, because they’re the loudest screamer in the debate. We’re all told to Tweet and Facebook. And does anybody care that you’re going through the number five drive-thru at McDonald’s? No. But people are Tweeting that, like anybody cares. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Boy, isn’t that the truth? Deborah Norville: There’s this narcissism out there. There’s this “me, me, me.” We see it with reality TV. Does anybody believe the Gosselin family is an example of how we want our own families to live? It’s horribly disrespectful. Lately, we’ve had the balloon family in Colorado, where they participate in a show called Wife Swap, where the wife is as moveable as this flower arrangement. I could take these flowers, and I could put them in this house over here and take their flowers. And oh, no, I’d like my old flowers back. Mom is expendable like a flower arrangement. That’s not respect, and yet that’s what’s getting the eyeballs, and that’s what some people perceive as the path to fortune. TERRY MEEUWSEN: It used to be years ago that the media had a certain sense of responsibility in how it could impact our communities and just culture in America. Today, it seems like there is so much of what you’re talking about in the media that sort of—I’m not sure which comes first, the cart or the horse and who leads who with that. But you have a show where you talk about inside scenarios. Have you established for yourself and your team boundaries of what you will and you will not report? How do you do that? Deborah Norville: Well, I think everything is a case by case basis. But we always try to tell those stories that oftentimes are rooted in disrespect in a way that it is clear that this is not correct behavior. Today is a good example. There is a show on, I forget which channel, called Cheaters. Well, we’re doing an expose on the Cheaters show, which is exposing people who cheat on their spouses. Guess what? The cheaters cheat. The whole thing is staged. And today we’re going to show how this person was paid. This person was paid. And the cops allegedly came and the host of the show was stabbed. No, he wasn’t. Nobody was hurt. And we went to the police station and we said, “Well, but you responded to this call.” They said, “No. On the dates that they were here, no crimes were committed.” So unless we’re like Toto pulling the curtain back and showing you what the real deal is, just like when the little boy, the balloon boy said in the interview on CNN, “Oh, we did it for the show.” It’s those moments when the media actually can be helpful in letting the viewers know, “Be skeptical, because it not all be quite as real as reality TV pretends.” TERRY MEEUWSEN: Watch with your antenna up. Talk a little bit about faith and the role that it plays in respect. Deborah Norville: The Bible speaks so much about, and it is the Golden Rule, treat others as you would have them treat you. And that is the foundation of respect. But I think in my own personal journey, I’ve felt that there have been times when I’ve been so hugely disrespected. My career was torpedoed several years ago. And yet, when I have made an effort to treat others with respect, I’ve seen it returned to me. So God commands us to treat others as we would have them treat us and truly He’s looking out for us when we do. TERRY MEEUWSEN: And, boy, in this day and age where divorce statistics are through the roof, a little respect could go a long way under every household roof. Deborah Norville: And it’s so funny, I interviewed both divorce attorneys and marriage therapists for that part of the book on respect. And first of all, the divorce attorney says disrespect is the number one factor in divorce. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Wow. Deborah Norville: No surprise there. But the marriage therapist said a lot of people do it wrong. We think we’re treating our spouse respectfully, but we may be treating them the way we’d like to be respected, because that is the Golden Rule. But in fact, what works for them is something different. It might be, for instance, that your husband comes home and you say, “Darling, how are you? Tell me about your day.” And you pepper him with questions and you greet him with a hug. And what he needs is 15 minutes of decompression to kind of forget the work world and get into his home life. Ask him. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Yes. Communicate. Deborah Norville: “Honey, am I treating you the way you’d like to be treated? I mean to, but I might inadvertently be doing something wrong.” Use this conversation as an excuse. TERRY MEEUWSEN: And I hear you saying that in the workplace as well. Communicate, communicate, communicate. And hold in regard people that you love in your personal life and that you work with professionally. Marriage, professional life, they are just a few of the aspects that are addressed by our guest, Deborah Norville, in her latest book, The Power of Respect. It is well worth reading. It is available nationwide. Thank you. Deborah Norville: Terry, thank you. TERRY MEEUWSEN: It’s wonderful to see you again. Deborah Norville: Thank you. TERRY MEEUWSEN: God bless you. Pat. PAT ROBERTSON: Well, she’s a beautiful lady, and I’m just glad she’s here. And I hope this book is very successful, The Power of Respect. Well, up next, somebody that didn’t have too much respect. He took to the streets of DC. Why? To get his mother off the streets. Man: When you present an opportunity for me to make 3,000 or 4,000 or 5,000 dollars a night, then I’m connecting that to my mother can stop selling her body and getting beat up by men. 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I can't put in words. If it wasn't for God and where I am, where my life would have been, it would be pretty different. "But I don't know if you guys saw on TV, I did this right when I was there, the cross, that's what it was for. JOHN JESSUP: This is the first time in 27 years that an American has won the New York City Marathon. BRAZIL MARCH FOR JESUS JOHN JESSUP: More than 1.5 million evangelical Christians participated in a March for Jesus rally in Brazil Monday. The annual event is organized by the Reborn in Christ Church and is in its 17th year. Members from various churches, Christian bands and even some celebrities took part. There has been a steady increase in the number of evangelicals in Brazil in recent years. Well, you can always get the latest from CBN News by going to our web site at CBN.com. Pat and Terry will be back with more of The 700 Club, right after this. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * SPOT 4: ALERT USA Dr. Joyce Brothers: Hi, I’m Dr. Joyce Brothers. Those of us who are independent and live alone shouldn’t do so without having emergency protection. And for reliability and peace of mind, I recommend Alert USA. Announcer: With Alert USA, if you ever need assistance, just press your pendant to be connected to an operator who can summon help to your home 24 hours a day. Dr. Joyce Brothers: I’ve been giving advice for many years, and I believe Alert USA provides the best emergency support and value for your dollar. Call now for a free brochure. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * NEXT DAY PROMO GRAPHIC: ODD CURE LEE WEBB: Tomorrow. Woman: He just never really got very big. LEE WEBB: A mysterious illness . . . . Man: My symptoms started to get worse and worse, and there’s not much you can do. LEE WEBB: . . . . with an even stranger cure. 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CJ Blair: There was no one there to really nurture me and keep me from some of the ills that you encounter just living in the city of Washington, DC. TIM BRANSON: Before long, CJ was selling drugs and running with gangs. CJ Blair: My intention was to get my mother off of the corner. And when you present an opportunity for me to make 3,000 or 4,000 or 5,000 a night, then I’m connecting that to my mother can stop selling her body and getting beat up by men. TIM BRANSON: But there were some bright spots in his life. He spent summers at his great-grandmother’s house, which had a totally different atmosphere. CJ Blair: My great grandmother believed God for everything. I mean, everything. If it was bread, if it was rent money, whatever it was, she believed it. So she would line me up every night on the side of the bed, and she’d be praying. She’d be blessing and so forth and so on, and, “God keep him.” And I was like, “Wow, this woman is serious.” I was the bad guy in the family. I was like the roughest one, but she would never speak as negative about me as the rest of the family. She would always say that I was a man of God and God was going to do it. And she spoke that in me. TIM BRANSON: While his great grandmother’s had a strong influence on CJ, he wasn’t ready to change. CJ Blair: I was scared of Hell. I really was scared of hell, and my great-grandmother, she really hammered that home. I knew becoming a Christian was going to take me leaving the lifestyle that I had grown accustomed to. So I wasn’t going to play with God. TIM BRANSON: CJ dropped out of school and at the age of 13 was arrested for the first time on an assault charge. He spent the next 12 years in and out of jail. Then after serving a six-year prison term for robbery and malicious wounding, CJ went into the rap music business with some guys he met in prison. CJ Blair: I was in the studio one night, and the studio engineer began to talk about Jesus. He said, “If there’s a Jesus and you haven’t accepted Him, and you die, you’re going to be short.” And God began to start dealing with me at that point. TIM BRANSON: Just a couple of weeks later, CJ was driving home from a major drug deal. CJ Blair: And I’m listening to this rap group, and the rap group says that they have platinum currency cards with the mark of the beast on them. When I heard that, something triggered in me. All that talk that my great-grandmother was talking about back then when I was like eight, nine, here it is now. So immediately I said, “I’m going to Hell,” and as soon as I thought that, it was like a bolt hit me. My hands flew up, and I began saying, “Hallelujah! Hallelujah!” And I heard Jesus say, “CJ,” audibly, like I’m talking to you right now, “CJ.” And I said, “Yes, Lord.” And He said, “Take it out.” I popped the tape out of the tape deck and started messing with the radio. The guy on the radio said, “Do you know what miracles are?” The radio guy was talking to me, literally, but I knew it was God. I’m scared, because I’m like, “I’m getting ready to die. And this is what God does to you before He kills you. He lets you know He was real.” So the next thing I know, my hand is grabbing the coke and throwing it out the window, the marijuana, the cigarettes, everything that my hands touched, it threw out the window. So I remember saying to myself, “This better be Jesus, because I done threw away all this money, and these folks is going to kill me.” TIM BRANSON: When CJ got home, he went down to the basement. CJ Blair: And I began to pray. I had never prayed as an adult like that. The next day, my mother came down there, and was like, “What happened? What was wrong with you?” And I literally just said, “I’m saved.” I just knew that was what had happened. “I’m saved.” TIM BRANSON: CJ turned his life over to God and enrolled in Bible college. He also got rid of his guns. But for an ex-drug dealer on the streets of Washington, he was vulnerable. It wasn’t even safe for him to get a haircut. CJ Blair: When I was at the barbershop, I was known to tell my barber not to spin me when he cut my hair, but to walk around me. He’d be facing the door, because at that time in the inner city, a lot of young people were getting killed in barbershops. And I would face the door and if anything came through the door to do harm to me, I was going to get at it before it got at me. TIM BRANSON: While CJ was getting his hair cut, the dealer he owed money to walked in. CJ Blair: This individual was not one that you really wanted to play with. He was a gangster. He would kill you on sight. When he comes through the door, I automatically reached for the gun, so I could do something, but I didn’t have the gun. The guy walks up on me, and he says, “I heard you’re with Jesus now.” And I said, “Yes.” And he said, “Pray for me.” And he turned around and walked out. And that was a blessing, because God really spoke to me, and said, “I told you I can protect you.” TIM BRANSON: Today, CJ is a pastor, ministering in the same streets where he used to hustle drugs. CJ Blair: I think people need to see people that have made mistakes, but have at one point said yes, and Jesus just came and changed their lives. I live a good life as a result of the Gospel, the purpose that God has instilled in my life. I represent the guy that was rebellious, that went to prison, the guy that’s been shot, that did all the wrong things. But I show forth His glory, because at any moment when there’s one word from the Lord that’s interjected in your life, all your paths can change. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * PAT MINISTERS SALVATION PAT ROBERTSON: Jesus Christ came from Heaven to earth. And the One who came from Heaven to earth is above all else. He came to bring joy, to bring peace, but more than anything to bring reconciliation with the Father. He was sent by a spiritual God to this world. And He came for you. And what He had to do was to die to pay the price for your sins. And He did it. He died. And the Bible says if we will believe what He has done, if we will believe it and receive it, then we will be saved. We will be part of the heavenly Kingdom. We will go to be with Him forever. Wouldn’t you like that? Wouldn’t you like to spend eternity with God in a place that we call paradise? You don’t have to worry about going to hell. You won’t go to hell, if you turn your life over to Him and you begin to live for Him. Now, if you would like to know Him, if you would like to have Him come into your heart, I’m going to lead you in a simple prayer. And if you’ll pray with me, He will hear and He will answer. Bow your head right now, wherever you are. Pray these words. “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, I know you came from on high. You came from Heaven as the only Son of God, and you lived as nobody has ever lived before you. And then you suffered and died for me. You paid the price for my sin. And, Lord, I receive you now as my Savior. And I make you Lord of my life. Thank you, Lord, that you have heard my prayer. And thank you that you have come into my heart. Come now, Lord. Live in me. And from this moment on, I am yours. Thank you, Lord. Amen.” Now, if you prayed with me, I want to give you something. GRAPHIC: 1-800-759-0700 CBN.COM It’s free, absolutely free. It’s called “A New Day.” It has a CD in here, 70-something minutes of exactly what you did. And it also has a little book of scriptures. GRAPHIC: OUR GIFT TO YOU 1-800-759-0700 CBN.COM It will help you get started, because you have a whole new life ahead of you. So would you please go to your telephone and call in: 1-800-759-0700. And say, “I prayed with Pat. 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We saw a baby lying on the floor on a heap of clothes. Slavic was holding stale bread, and there were cockroaches all around him. When he came to live with us, he was so tiny, and he cried a lot. When he cried, he would have epileptic seizures. We prayed for him all the time. DAN REANY: After a month of prayers, good nutrition and restful sleep, the seizures stopped. Today, Slavic is healthy and happy. Slavic: I really like it here. The grownups play with us, sing to us, fly kites and ride bikes. I like pretty much everything about living here. DAN REANY: Slavic also learned about God at the center. One night, he prayed with the pastor. Slavic: I asked Jesus to care for me, and never to leave me. DAN REANY: Anyone will tell you that Slavic is almost always happy, and that he makes others happy, too. Woman: He has more fun than anyone else. It is a joy to be around him. I want to thank CBN for helping us. Because of you, we can invest in the lives of these children. We can watch God heal them, and give them lives filled of joy. Thank you so much. Slavic: I am grateful to you, because the Lord will always be with me now! Thank you! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * TERRY MEEUWSEN: Jesus said He’d never leave us or forsake us. You can imagine what that means to children around the world who have been left and forsaken by their biological parents. GRAPHIC: 1-800-759-0700 CBN.COM This is an orphanage in Moldova that Orphan’s Promise supports, and they’re doing wonderful work with these children, changing their lives, loving them, teaching them about the love of Christ. That’s part of what you do when you join The 700 Club, that and so much more, because your life is touching lives literally around the world. How do you join The 700 Club? Well, it’s just 65 cents a day, 20 dollars a month. And you can be a part of what we’re doing, what God is doing through us, by calling right now. Our number is toll free. It’s so simple: 1-800-759-0700. Just call and say, “I want to join.” Or you can join by logging on through CBN.com. And by the way, when you do that, our way of saying thank you for caring about children like Slavic and others around the world is to send you this DVD, Right on the Money. This is an excerpt from Pat’s book of the same title. And in these tough economic times, this will really be helpful to you. GRAPHIC: YOURS WHEN YOU JOIN 1-800-759-0700 CBN.COM So you help someone else, and we believe that this will be a help in your own life, plus you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’re touching someone’s life for all eternity. So please call now. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * BRING IT ON TERRY MEEUWSEN: We’ve got some e-mail questions. Are you ready? PAT ROBERTSON: Let’s go for them. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Okay. PAT ROBERTSON: Bring It On. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Here is the first one. This is from Melinda, who says, “I have three sons, ages 24, 27 and 33. All three are drug addicts. Neither their father nor I have ever taken illegal drugs. There are no other addicts in the family. Could this still be a generational curse? I have prayed to God and have had my church pray, too. But things are still the same. What else can I do?” PAT ROBERTSON: Melinda, I don’t think it’s some generational curse. If it had been, then you would have been a drug addict, or you would have had a grandfather who was a drug addict. I think that these boys are just—they have a propensity for self indulgence. If it was liquor, they’d be drinking too much. If it was sex, they’d be abusing that. They’re trying to satisfy themselves with fleshly activity. You need a, it seems like to me, an intervention, where you, at least one at a time, bring them up to what they’re doing and show them they’re ruining their lives. Of course, prayer will do it. But you need to lay it to them. They’re not only going to Hell, they’re making hell for themselves right now in the way they live. And they need somebody to work with them and say, “Look, you can get out of this, and you may have to go cold turkey, if you’re on heroin or whatever. But you’ve got to stop.” And you need to confront them with it. But it is a self indulgent spirit that wants physical gratification above everything else. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Yes. This is from Matthew, who says, “Dear sir, I was raised in a Christian home and was married as a Christian. I have been watching documentaries and scientific programs about the Bible, and I’m getting confused. Is there really only one true God and is the Bible more than a historical book about Israel?” PAT ROBERTSON: You know something, you need an experience with Jesus. And when you meet Him, it takes away all this intellectual cloud that is over your mind. And you begin to experience the Spirit. Your spirit joins with His Spirit. You need to spend time with Him. But if you want to spend time on these speculations, the world is filled with agnostics and atheists, people who don’t believe in anything. And so there is one God, only one God, and only one way to Him, according to the Bible. “I am the way, the truth and the life. Nobody comes to the Father but by Me.” That’s what Jesus said. All right. TERRY MEEUWSEN: This is Stephen, who says, “Pat, how does God communicate with His children? I’ve been told that God speaks to our spirit. But if I ask God for wisdom, can God then speak to my mind?” PAT ROBERTSON: Of course, He speaks. He speaks to your mind. He speaks to your spirit. But your spirit communicates to your mind. I wrote a book called The Plan. And it goes into detail about the various ways that God communicates. He communicates with circumstances. He communicates with the Bible. He communicates in your spirit and your spirit communicates with your mind. So the answer is to all of them. TERRY MEEUWSEN: All of the above. PAT ROBERTSON: All the above. Yes. TERRY MEEUWSEN: Okay, this is Angela, who says, “Pat, my nine-year-old daughter is an amazing young girl who loves God and has a real desire to share Him with others. She also has a very strong will and desire to do things her way. When she doesn’t get her way, she throws tantrums. I’ve heard it’s important not to break the will of a child. Should strong-willed children be allowed more leeway, so they’re not stifled?” PAT ROBERTSON: I recommend the cold shower treatment. It’s very helpful. TERRY MEEUWSEN: With her clothes on. Just move her right in there. PAT ROBERTSON: Yes, that’s right. When a child has a tantrum, after a while—but I tell you, the strong willed will wind up being the ones who are the strongest for the Lord. And just rejoice that you have a child that has that kind of a tendency. It’s not a bad thing. It’s a good thing. But you’ve got to learn to live with it. Well, we leave you today with these words from Ephesians, . . . . GRAPHIC: Ephesians 3:16 “I pray that out of His glorious riches, He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being.” (NIV) . . . . “I pray that out of His glorious riches, He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your innermost being.” We’ll see you tomorrow. Bye, bye. GRAPHIC: COPYRIGHT 2009 CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING NETWORK * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * END SPOT: YOU WERE THERE TERRY MEEUWSEN: Hi, this is Terry Meeuwsen. I have the privilege of traveling around the world, seeing the life changing things CBN partners make possible. On a recent trip to South Africa, I saw firsthand the incredible difference you’re making in orphans’ lives. Here at home and across the nations, you are bringing the help people so desperately need, just like you did for Halima. Every day she had to walk more than a mile getting stuck by swarms of wasps in order to get water from a polluted swamp. 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