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CBN NewsWatch: July 5, 2013

As seen on "Newswatch" July 5: Egypt Islamists: 'We'll protest until Morsi returns,' Cardinal says Church must pray for courage to defend faith, and more. Read Transcript


THANKS SO MUCH FOR

JOINING US HERE ON THE CBN

NEWS CHANNEL.

I'M EPHRAIM GRAHAM.

AND I'M CHARLENE ISRAEL.

TENSIONS ARE RUNNING HIGH IN

EGYPT TODAY.

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD ANGRY

OVER THE OUSTER OF PRESIDENT

MOHAMMED MORSI, CALLING FOR

MASS PROTESTS.

MEANWHILE, THE ARMY IS

HOLDING MORSI AND OTHER

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD OFFICIALS

UNDER HOUSE ARREST.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS MORE.

Reporter: MILLIONS OF

EGYPTIANS CELEBRATED THE

ARMY'S TAKE OVER IN THE

STREETS OF CAIRO ON

THURSDAY.

I AM HERE NOW BECAUSE I

AM SO HAPPY FOR EGYPT.

MY FEELING IS THAT I HAVE MY

COUNTRY BACK.

WE NEVER LIKED ANYTHING DONE

BY THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN 50

YEARS THAT MY HEART IS

WARMED.

Reporter: THE

JUBILATION COMES JUST ONE

YEAR AFTER THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD'S MORSI WAS

ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE

COUNTRY, BRINGING ISLAMISTS

TO POWER FOR THE FIRST

TIME.

MANY FELT HE BETRAYED THE

PEOPLE AND DESTROYED THE

ECONOMY.

WE ARE STANDING HERE

VICTORIOUS.

WE WANT TO COMPLETE OUR

VICTORY BY BRINGING IN THE

PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO RULE

THE COUNTRY.

BECAUSE, AS YOU KNOW, THE

RULER OF THE COUNTRY WAS

UNJUST.

THEY EVEN LACKED RELIGION.

AND THEY WANTED TO DIVIDE US

AS RELIGIOUS AND SECULAR,

AND THEY MATCHED TO DO IT.

Reporter: AND SOME

CALLED FOR CALM.

ALL THAT I ASK OF OUR

GREAT PEOPLE, WHO ARE

SUPPORTING THE OUSTED

PRESIDENT, IS TO CLOSE THE

GAP THAT IS BETWEEN THE

EGYPTIAN PEOPLE.

WE SHOULD ALL UNITE AND

FORGET ABOUT THE PAST.

Reporter: BUT ISLAMISTS

ARE NOT BACKING DOWN, AND IT

LOOKS LIKE TROUBLE MAY BE ON

THE WAY.

WE WANT MORSI TO BE THE

PRESIDENT AGAIN, OR WE DIE

HERE.

WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BRING

MORSI HERE, AND WE SHOULD

MOVE TO MORE SENSITIVE

PLACES, LIKE TO THE MINISTER

OF DEFENSE, AND TO THE

SUPREME CONSTITUTIONAL

SUPPORT.

IF WE KNEW WHERE MORSI WAS

BEING HELD, WE WOULD GO

THERE AND RELEASE HIM.

Reporter: THE WHITE

HOUSE FELL SHORT OF CALLING

IT A MILITARY COUP, BECAUSE

THAT WOULD MEAN A CUT IN

U.S. AID.

IN NEIGHBOURING AREAS, THEY

ARE CONCERNED THAT ISLAMISTS

COULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ANY

CHAOS IN THE COUNTRY TO

LAUNCH ATTACKS FROM THE

SINAI DESERT, OR GAZA STRIP

INTO ISRAEL.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

A STRANGE SIDE SHOW IN

THE EDWARD SNOWDEN CASE, AN

INCIDENT INVOLVING THE

PRESIDENT OF BOLIVIA HAS HIS

THREATENING TO CLOSE THE

U.S. EMBASSY THERE.

WASHINGTON PRESSURED SEVERAL

EUROPEAN COUNTRIES TO REFUSE

TO A ALLOW HIS PLANE TO FLY

THROUGH THE AIR SPACE.

IT IS BELIEVED SNOWDEN,

WANTED FOR E ES ESPIONAGE

CHARGES, COULD HAVE BEEN ON

BOARD.

THEY SAY THE INCIDENT WAS A

VIOLATION OF NATIONAL

SOVEREIGNTY.

THE SKIES OF AMERICA LIT

UP WITH FIREWORKS TO

CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF

JULY.

BUT IN KALES CALIFORNIA,

DOZENS OF SPECTATORS WERE

INJURED WHEN A MALFUNCTION

SENT FIREWORKS FLYING INTO

THE CROWD.

Reporter: THOUSANDS

WERE WATCHING THIS

PROFESSIONAL DISPLAY IN SIMI

VALLEY, AN L.A. SUBURB, WHEN

SOMETHING TERRIBLE

HAPPENED.

OH, MY GOSH!

WHOA!

WHOA!

Reporter: A MALFUNCTION

JUST TWO MINUTES INTO THE

SHOW SENT FIREWORKS INTO THE

CROWD.

POLICE ARE STILL

INVESTIGATING, BUT SAY IT

APPEARS THE ACCIDENT

HAPPENED WHEN A PLATFORM

HOLDING THE FIREWORKS TIPPED

OVER.

PARAMEDICS TOOK 20 PEOPLE TO

THE HOSPITAL WITH MINOR TO

MODERATE INJURIES.

I THOUGHT IT WAS PRETTY

SPECTACULAR, AND THEN

EVERYTHING JUST WENT CRAZY,

AND EVERYBODY STARTED

SCREAMING.

AND EVERYTHING THAT WAS

SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN DIDN'T

HAPPEN.

SO IT WAS PRETTY

FRIGHTENING.

AND A BLOCK OF WOOD ABOUT

THIS BIG CAME SHOOTING DOWN,

AND IT HIT THE SIDE OF MY

LEG.

WE HAD BITS AND PIECES OF

FIREWORKS COMING AT US.

A BIG, ROUND CYLINDER BLOCK

HIT THE PERSON NEXT TO ME.

Reporter: AFTER THAT,

THE AUTHORITIES IMMEDIATELY

EVACUATED THE AREA, AND A

BOMB SQUAD DEACTIVATED THE

REMAINING FIREWORKS.

SAFETY IS A BIG CONCERN WITH

TRAUMA PROFESSIONALS.

THEY TREAT 10,000 PEOPLE A

YEAR FOR FIREWORKS INJURY.

IRONICALLY, THEIR ADVICE IS

TO GO TO PROFESSIONAL

DISPLAYS, RATHER THAN RISK

SETTING OFF EXPLOSIVES AT

HOME.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

SOME OF THE HOTTEST

TEMPERATURES IN HISTORY ARE

BEING FELT ACROSS PARTS OF

THE U.S. THIS WEEK.

THE HIGHEST SO FAR, 129° IN

DEATH VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA.

YUMA, ARIZONA, REGISTERED

118°, AND LAS VEGAS AT

117°.

METEOROLOGISTS SAY THE

HEATWAVES ARE GETTING

LONGER, AND THE DANGER WITH

EXTREME TEMPERATURES IS THAT

IT IS NOT COOLING OFF AT

NIGHT.

MORE PEOPLE DIED FROM

HEAT-RELATED ISSUES EACH

YEAR THAN FROM TORNADOES,

HURRICANES, FLOODS, AND

LIGHTNING COMBINED.

POLICE IN SETTLE ARE

INVESTIGATING A MAN ARRESTED

NEAR THE UNIVERSITY OF

WASHINGTON CAMPUS WITH A

TRUCKFUL OF WEAPONS.

OFFICIALS SAY THE

21-YEAR-OLD WAS DRIVING A

STOLEN PICKUP TRUCK OUT OF

MONTANA.

HE HAD A SCOPED RIFLE, A

SHOTGUN, BODY ARMY, AND

SEVERAL DEVICES WITH HIM.

POLICE SAY THERE IS NO

ACTIVE THREAT AGAINST THE

COMMUNITY, BUT THEY'RE

INVESTIGATING THE CASE

HARD.

ANY TIME THAT YOU HAVE

SOMEONE WHO HAS BODY ARMOR,

SOMEONE HERE ALLUDED TO IT,

BODY ARMOR, LONG GUNS, AND

INCENDIARY DEVICES, THAT'S A

SIGNIFICANT CONCERN.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE MAN

IS NOT COOPERATING WITH

POLICE.

THE F.B.I. HAS JOINED THE

INVESTIGATION.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

HAS FILED ANOTHER BRIEF

AGAINST A GERMAN

HOME-SCHOOLING FAMILY,

SEEKING ASYLUM IN THE U.S.

THE BRIEF ARGUES THAT

GERMANY'S LAWS ACTUALLY

PROMOTE TOLERANCE.

AND THE BRIEF SAYS THE

FAMILY CANNOT CLAIM

RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION.

A SIXTH PANEL OF THE CIRCUIT

COURT OF APPEALS AGREES, BUT

THE JUDGE ARGUES THAT THE

PANEL IGNORED THAT THE

GERMAN HIGH COURT

SPECIFICALLY TARGETED

RELIGIOUS HOME-SCHOOLERS.

THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WANTS

THE COURT TO REJECT THE

APPEAL.

A ROMAN CATHOLIC CARDINAL

SAYS IT IS TIME FOR

AMERICANS TO STAND UP FOR

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

THAT'S THE MESSAGE FROM

CARDINAL DONALD WURL, IN

WASHINGTON, D.C.

HE CHALLENGED BELIEVERS TO

DEFEND THEIR RIGHT TO LIVE

OUT THEIR LIFE WITH JESUS

CHRIST.

AND THAT BELIEVERS SHOULD

PRAY FOR THE COURAGE TO

DEFEND THEIR RELIGIOUS

RIGHTS SO THEY CAN DO GOD'S

WILL ON EARTH.

WITH RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

UNDER ATTACK IN AMERICA, A

GROUP OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS

IS FIGHTING BACK TO PROTECT

EACH INDIVIDUAL'S RIGHT OF

CONSCIENCE.

JENNIFER WISHON EXPLAINS.

Reporter: THE RAPING OF

THE SOUL, THAT'S HOW ONE

CHRISTIAN LEADER DESCRIBES

WHAT MANY SEE AS THE ATTACK

ON THE RIGHT OF CONSCIENCE

AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN

AMERICA.

THERE IS A WIDESPREAD

SENSE, FEELING, THAT

SOMETHING UNUSUAL IS

HAPPENING WITH REGARD TO

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN OUR

COUNTRY.

Reporter: SOME SAY IT

IS THE CULMINATION OF A

DECADES-LONG PROCESS

DESIGNED TO ELIMINATE

RELIGIOUS PEOPLE WHO DON'T

SUBSCRIBE TO A LIBERAL WORLD

VIEW.

THE BREAKING POINT APPEARS

TO HAVE COME IN JANUARY,

WHEN THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCED ALL

GROUPS THAT PROVIDE HEALTH

INSURANCE MUST INCLUDE

COVERAGE FOR BIRTHDAY

CONTROL, THE MORNING-AFTER

PILL, AND STERILIZATION,

EVEN ORGANIZATIONS WITH

RELIGIOUS OBJECTIONS.

A NUMBER OF CATHOLIC AND

EVANGELICAL ORGANIZATIONS

HAVE SUED THE

ADMINISTRATION.

NOW WE HAVE AN

ADMINISTRATION SAYING IF YOU

WANT TO GO OUT IN THE PUBLIC

SQUARE AND HELP THE POOR OR

FEED THE HUNGRY OR CURE THE

SICK, YOU HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR

RELIGIOUS BELIEFS -- YOU

HAVE TO CHECK THEM AT THE

DOOR.

Reporter: CHRISTIANS,

JEWS, MUSLIMS, MORMONS, AND

OTHER RELIGIOUS GROUPS ARE

JOINING FORCES TO STOP THE

TRESPASSES AGAINST THEIR

FREEDOM.

I THINK IT IS HAPPENING

BECAUSE ALL OF THE DIFFERENT

RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES

RECOGNIZE THAT A THREAT TO

ONE IS A THREAT TO ALL.

Reporter: PROFESSOR

GEORGE SAYS THEY FACING

ANIMOSITY FROM SECULARISTS

FOR STANDING FOR THEIR

BELIEFS, AND HE CALLS IT AN

ABUSE TO APPLY

ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAW TO

BIBLICAL VIEWS ON SEXUALITY

AND TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE.

THAT'S AN ODD THING SINCE

THE VERY PEOPLE WHO NOW

CONDEMN SO MANY EVANGELICAL

CHRISTIANS AND FAITHFUL

CATHOLICS FOR SPEAKING

PUBLICLY ABOUT THEIR FAITH

AND ACTING ON THEIR FAITH IN

THE PUBLIC SQUARE, WOULD BE

THE FIRST TO PRAISE

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, WHO

ARE PEOPLE IN FAITH, WHO

ACTED ON THEIR RELIGIOUSLY

INSPIRED CONVICTIONS, WENT

OUT TO THE PUBLIC SQUARE AND

ADVOCATED FOR JUSTICE.

Reporter: SO WHAT'S THE

SOLUTION?

THEY SAY TO FIGHT BACK.

THE GOAL IS TO ORGANIZE

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM CAUSE CUSS

CAUCUS IN ALL 50 STATES.

AND ENACT LEGISLATION THAT

PROTECTS THE RIGHT OF

CONSCIENCE.

JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

COMING UP, PRAYING FOR

THE ISLAMIC WORLD.

AS MUSLIMS BEGIN THEIR

HOLIEST MONTH, CHRISTIANS

ARE ASKING GOD TO GIVE THEM

REVELATION OF JESUS

CHRIST'S.

IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS,

MUSLIMS AROUND THE WORLD

WILL BEGIN THEIR HOLY MONTH

OF RAMADAN.

IT'S AN INTENSE TIME OF

PRAYER AND FASTING, LASTING

ABOUT 30 DAYS.

OBSERVERS ABSTAIN FROM FOOD,

DRINK, AND OTHER PLEASURES,

FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET, WITH

A GOAL OF PURIFYING THE BODY

AND FOCUSING THE MIND ON

SPIRITUAL PURSUITS.

IT IS ONE OF THE FIVE

PILLARS OF THE ISLAM FAITH

THAT ALL MUSLIMS ARE

EXPECTED TO FULFILL.

IT IS ALSO A TIME WHEN

CHRISTIANS PRAY FOR THE

ISLAMIC WORLD, ASKING GOD TO

REVEAL TO THEM THE TRUTH

ABOUT CHRIST.

RECENTLY CBN'S GARY LANE

SPOKE TO A MINISTRY LEADER

ABOUT THE POWER OF PRAYER

AND HOW GOD IS AT WORK IN

THE MUSLIM WORLD.

Reporter: JOINING US

NOW IS TOM DOYLE.

HE IS THE MIDDLE EAST

DIRECTOR FOR E-3 PARTNERS

MINISTRY, AND AUTHOR OF THE

BOOK "DREAMS AND VISIONS, IS

JESUS AWAKENING THE MUSLIM

WORLD?"

TOM, IT IS GREAT TO HAVE YOU

BACK.

THERE IS POLITICAL TURMOIL

IN EGYPT, WAR IN SYRIA, AND

MAJOR POWERS LIKE THE U.S.

AND RUSSIA AND EUROPE ARE

TRYING TO MANAGE THAT

OUTCOME.

SOME SAY IT IS NAIVE TO

THINK PRAYER CAN MAKE A

DIFFERENCE IN THESE WORLD

EVENTS, BUT WHAT DO YOU

SAY?

THERE IS THE PHYSICAL WAR

WE'RE SEEING ON THE GROUND,

BUT THE BIGGER WAR IS THE

SPIRITUAL WAR RAGING

OVERHEAD.

THAT'S WHAT WE SEE HAPPENING

IN EGYPT RIGHT NOW, AND

SYRIA.

ALTHOUGH IT LOOKS BAD ON THE

NEWS POLITICALLY,

SPIRITUALLY, IT IS TURNING

AROUND.

WE ARE SEEING IN EGYPT SOME

OF OUR LEADERS SAYING THEY

HAVE NEVER ENCOUNTERED MORE

MUSLIMS THAT ARE OPEN TO THE

GOSPEL THAN NOW.

AND THEY ARE SEEING MANY

COME TO FAITH IN CHRIST.

SEVERAL OF THEM ARE HAVING

DREAMS ABOUT JESUS BEFORE

THEY EVEN SEEK OUT A

CHRISTIAN.

SO POLITICALLY IT'S A MESS.

SPIRITUALLY, IT IS A RIPE

HARVEST.

WHAT DO YOU THINK GOD IS

DOING, TOM, IN THIS PART OF

THE WORLD TODAY?

YOU KNOW WHAT?

I THINK EGYPT IS JUST A

PICTURE OF WHAT IS HAPPENING

IN MANY PLACES.

THEY'RE NOT EATING, THEY'RE

NOT GETTING JOBS, THEY'RE

FRUSTRATED, AND WHEN THE

ISLAMISTS GET IN POWER,

THINGS ONLY GET WORSE.

SO I THINK DESPERATION SETS

IN, AND IT JUST ROCKS THEIR

WORLD, AND THEN THEY START

TO THINK MAYBE I THOUGHT

THROUGH LIFE THE WRONG WAY.

MAYBE THERE ARE OTHER

ANSWERS.

HOW SHOULD CHRISTIANS

PRAY, TOM, DURING THIS MONTH

OF RAMADAN?

THIS IS THE SIGNIFICANT

MONTH WHERE MORE MUSLIMS

COME TO FAITH IN CHRIST THAN

ANY OTHER MONTH DURING THE

YEAR.

SO THIS IS THE TIME WE NEED

TO CALL THE BODY OF CHRIST

TO CONCENTRATED PRAYER.

THAT LAST WEEK OF RAMADAN,

ESPECIALLY, IS IMPORTANT

BECAUSE THERE IS A DAY WHERE

THEY BELIEVE THAT THE LORD,

ALLAH, IS GOING TO GIVE THEM

SOMETHING, SOME SPECIAL

TOUCH.

THAT'S WHEN MANY OF THEM ARE

MEETING THE LORD JESUS

CHRIST.

AND HOW CAN WE MINISTER

TO MUSLIMS AT THIS TIME?

YOU KNOW, I THINK IF WE

JUST REACH OUT AND LOVE

THEM.

ALL WE HAVE TO DO AS THE

BODY OF CHRIST IS NOT BE

AFRAID OF THEM, AND NOT HATE

THEM.

AND THAT'S A BIG PROBLEM

BECAUSE OF UNRESOLVED ISSUES

FROM 9/11 OR THINGS THAT

HAVE HAPPENED.

THERE IS NO QUESTION THERE

HAS BEEN A LOT OF ISSUES

WITH MUSLIM EXTREMISM.

LET'S PUT THAT ASIDE AND BE

THE BELIEVERS, AND LOVE THEM

LIKE JESUS WOULD AND LET'S

SEE WHAT HAPPENED.

AND THIS IS A DIFFICULT

TIME FOR THE CHRISTIANS IN

THE MIDDLE EAST AS NEVER

BEFORE.

HOW CAN WE PRAYER FOR THE

CHRISTIANS.

THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

WE HAVE A WEBSITE, 878, THE

NUMBER 8 AND THEN 38 SPELLED

OUT.

AND IT CATALOGS BELIEVERS

AROUND THE WORLD THAT ARE IN

PRISON, PERSECUTION, OR

DANGER.

WE'RE JOINING WITH OPEN

DOORS TO HAVE 30 DAYS OF

PRAYER DURING RAMADAN FOR

BELIEVERS THAT ARE IN THOSE

COUNTRIES WHERE IT IS

DANGEROUS, LIKE EGYPT,

SYRIA, IRAN, AND LEBANON,

SOME OF THESE PLACES.

THAT IS GOING TO BE OUR

PRAYER FOCUS, PRAYING FOR

MUSLIMS TO RECEIVE CHRIST'S,

BUT PRAYING FOR THOSE SAINTS

OF GOD WHO LIVE IN THOSE

AREAS WHERE IT IS DANGEROUS

EVERY SINGLE DAY.

AND, TOM, PRAYER DOES

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

THANKS FOR JOINING US.

THANK YOU, GARY.

YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT

THE RAMADAN FOCUS AND THE

878 PRAYER IN THE MIDDLE

EAST, JUST LOG ON TO OUR

WEBSITE, CBNNEWS.COM.

UP NEXT, HEROS OF THE

CIVIL WAR THAT YOU'VE NEVER

HEARD ABOUT.

MEET THE PLAN WHO IS

UNEARTHING HISTORY, AND

LEARN ABOUT THE DOCTORS WHO

ARE FINALLY GETTING THEIR

DUE.

WELL, THIS WEEK MARKS THE

150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE

BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG.

MANY HISTORIANS BELIEVE

THOSE SUMMER DAYS IN 1863

MARK THE TURNING POINT IN

THE CIVIL WAR.

BUT ANOTHER REMARKABLE EVENT

HAPPENED EARLIER THAT YEAR.

PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN

SIGNED THE EMANCIPATION

PROCLAMATION.

FEW PEOPLE KNOW THAT MANY

BLACK MEN WHO HAD BEEN SET

FREE JOINED THE UNION ARMY,

INCLUDING SEVERAL

AFRICAN-AMERICAN DOCTORS.

HERE ARE SOME OF THEIR

UNTOLD STORIES.

TWO SUBJECTS FASCINATE

RETIRED FASHION DR. ROBERT

FLAWSEN, HISTORY AND

MEDICINE.

MEDICAL HISTORY IS A

PARTICULAR INTEREST,

ESPECIALLY CONTRIBUTIONS BY

AFRICAN-AMERICANS.

IN HIS RESEARCH, FLAWSEN

FOUND THAT A HANDFUL OF

BLACK MEN SERVED AS DOCTORS

IN THE CIVIL WAR, SOMETHING

HE WRITES ABOUT IN HIS BOOK,

"PROLOGUE TO CHANGE,

AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN

MEDICINE IN THE CIVIL WAR

ERA."

WHEN PRESIDENT LINCOLN FREED

THE SLAVES IN 1863, NEARLY

200,000 BLACKS JOINED THE

UNION ARMY.

OF THE PHYSICIANS WE'VE

IDENTIFIED, SERVING WITH THE

ARMY, THREE OF THEM WERE

COMMISSIONED OFFICERS.

THE OTHER NINE WERE CONTRACT

SURGEONS.

THE THINGS THEY WERE DOING

AT DOCTORS -- MOSTLY IT WAS

TAKING CARE OF DISEASE.

THEY WOULD DO EXAMINATIONS.

THEY WOULD TAKE CARE OF

PEOPLE AND GIVE MEDICINES.

Reporter: DR. ALEXANDER

WAS A VETERAN OF THE

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR, AND THE

FIRST COMMISSIONED BLACK

OFFICER IN THE U.S. ARMY.

HE IS ALSO THE FIRST BLACK

OFFICER TO BE BURIED HERE,

IN ARLINGTON NATIONAL

CEMETERY.

BORN TO FREE PARENTS IN

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, ALEXANDER

AUGUSTA LEARNED TO READ,

EVEN THOUGH IT WAS ILLEGAL

AND DANGEROUS.

HIS DREAM OF BECOMING A $ IN

THE 1800s SEEMED ALMOST

IMPOSSIBLE.

THE UNIVERSITY OF

PENNSYLVANIA DENIED HIS

APPLICATION TO MEDICAL

SCHOOL.

AUGUSTA WOULD NOT GIVE UP,

APPLYING TO CANADA,

ENROLLING AT TORONTO'S

TRINITY COLLEGE, WHERE IN

SIX YEARS HE RECEIVED A

DEGREE IN MEDICINE.

IT IS HARD FOR ME TO EVEN

IMAGINE THE CHALLENGES THEY

HAD FACED.

BECAUSE IT HAD TO BE

MAGNITUDES HARDER THAN WHAT

THOSE OF US WHO ARE BLACK

DOCTORS NOW WENT THROUGH.

Reporter: DR. MICHELLE

GARDINE IS A PHYSICIAN AND

EXPERT IN PREVENTIVE HEALTH

AND WELLNESS.

SHE SAYS THE HARDSHIPS FACED

BY BLACK MEDICAL

PROFESSIONALS BEFORE HER

SERVE A GREAT EXAMPLE TO HER

AND OTHER BLACKS.

ON TOP OF IT BEING A VERY

DIFFICULT AND CHALLENGING

SUBJECT MATTER TO HAVE TO

UNDERSTAND, BUT TO DO THAT

IN AN ATMOSPHERE WHERE YOU

WERE CONSIDERED LESS THAN,

WHERE YOU WERE CONSIDERED TO

BE SECOND RATE OR SECOND

TIER, WHERE YOU DID NOT HAVE

ALL OF THE RESOURCES THAT

YOU NEED IN ORDER TO

SUCCEED, AND THEN TO BE ABLE

TO ACHIEVE ANY WAY?

Reporter: IN 1862,

AFTER RETURNING TO THE U.S.,

AUGUSTA WROTE A DIRECT

APPEAL TO PRESIDENT LINCOLN,

OFFERING HIS SERVICES AS A

SURGEON IN THE ARMY.

AFTER MANY ROADBLOCKS, HE

EARNED A COMMISSION IN THE

UNION ARMY.

TIME IN THE ARMY WAS

DIFFICULT, BOTH ON AND OFF

THE BATTLE FIELD.

MOST BLACK SURGEONS IN THE

WAR WORKED IN MILITARY

HOSPITALS OR RECRUITING

STATIONS BECAUSE MANY WHITE

SURGEONS REFUSED TO SERVE

ALONGSIDE OR UNDER THEIR

COMMAND ON THE BATTLEFIELD.

HE HAD TWO ASSISTANT

SURGEONS IN THE REGIMEN WITH

HIM, AND THEY WERE WHITE.

AND THEY REBELLED,

OBVIOUSLY.

THE SENIOR ASSISTANT SURGEON

SAID IT IS NOT RIGHT.

THERE ARE NO OTHER WHITE MEN

WORKING FOR A BLACK MEN, AND

I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO DO IT,

EITHER.

Reporter: DR. JOHN

SURLY FROM MASSACHUSETTS WAS

ONE EXCEPTION.

HE AND OTHER BLACK DOCTORS

IN THE CIVIL WAR WERE OF

MIXED RACE AND COULD EASILY

HAVE PASSED AS WHITE.

AFTER VOLUNTEERING IN

MAY 1963, HE RECEIVED A

COMMISSION AS A PHYSICIAN

SURGEON, ONE OF ONLY THREE

AFRICAN-AMERICAN PHYSICIANS

TO DO SO.

HE WAS THE ONLY BLACK

SURGEON TO SERVE IN THE

FIELD WITH HIS SOUTH

CAROLINA REGIMEN, AND ONE OF

ONLY EIGHT TO SERVE IN THE

UNION MEDICAL CORPS.

UNFORTUNATELY, LITTLE IS

WRITTEN IN THE HISTORY BOOKS

ABOUT THESE AFRICAN-AMERICAN

PHYSICIANS AND THEIR SERVICE

TO OUR COUNTRY.

THE POWERS THAT BE

DECIDED THAT THE ACCEPTABLE

PHYSICIANS WERE WHITE MEN.

SO A LOT OF THE INFORMATION

ON A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE,

THE AFRICAN-AMERICANS AS

WELL AS THE EARLY WOMEN

PHYSICIAN, IS JUST PEOPLE

CHOSE NOT TO RECORD IT.

Reporter: AFTER THE

WAR, DR. ALEXANDER AUGUSTA

WENT ON TO SERVE ON THE

STAFF AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY.

AFTER THAT, HE WAS PRESENTED

WITH A CERIMONIAL SURGEON

SWORD, IN APPRECIATION FOR

HIS SERVICE.

FLAWSEN IS DOING WHAT HE CAN

TO TELL THE STORIES OF THESE

PHYSICIANS, EACH OF WHOM

DESERVES A PLACE IN HISTORY,

AS FORERUNNERS OF THE MODERN

WORLD.

I THOUGHT THEY WERE

HEROS.

THESE WERE PEOPLE WHO KNEW

WHAT THEY WANTED AND THEY

WENT AFTER IT.

AND THEY WANTED TO SERVE IN

THE BEST WAY THAT THEY

COULD.

AND THEY WERE TRAINED AS

PHYSICIANS, AND THAT WAS THE

BEST SERVICE THEY COULD

GIVE.

I DON'T SEE A DIFFERENCE.

Reporter: CHARLENE

ISRAEL, CBN NEWS, COLUMBIA,

MARYLAND.

I REALLY WANT TO

ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO VISIT

THE CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL

MUSEUM IN FREDERICK,

MARYLAND, A WEALTH OF

INFORMATION.

THESE GUYS ARE TOTALLY

HEROES.

THEIR STORIES ARE

INSPIRED, INDEED.

DEFINITELY.

STAY WITH US.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

AND FINALLY TODAY, SOME

YOUNG AMERICANS CELEBRATED

THEIR INDEPENDENCE DAY THIS

YEAR HELPING FREE CHILDREN

FROM STARVATION AND HUNG

GEAR.

THESE VOLUNTEERS IN

WASHINGTON, D.C. HOPE TO

PACKAGE A MILLION MEALS FOR

KIDS AGAINST HUNGER.

THE INTERNATIONAL FOOD

RELIEF ORGANIZATION PROVIDES

NUTRITIOUS SOY AND RICE

CASSEROLE PACKS TO CHILDREN

AND THEIR FAMILIES IN 60

COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE.

THE SPOKESMAN, DONALD

BERWELL, SAYS ONE-THIRD WILL

BE SHIPPED TO HUNGRY

FAMILIES ALL OVER THE WORLD,

AND ONE-THIRD WILL BE HERE

IN THE D.C. AREA.

BERWELL SAYS 20,000 CHILDREN

DIE WORLD WHY EACH DAY DUE

TO LACK OF FA FOOD AND

PROPER NUTRITION.

TO FIND OUT MORE, LOG ON TO

CBNNEWS.COM.

A WONDERFUL CAUSE.

AND THERE ARE PEOPLE RIGHT

HERE IN OUR COUNTRY WE CAN

HELP.

THAT IS GOING TO DO IT FOR

THE CBN NEWS.

YOU CAN FIND MORE OF OUR

COVERAGE ON CBNNEWS.COM.

TO TELL US MORE ABOUT THE

STORIES YOU'VE SEEN HERE

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