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CBN NewsWatch: August 23, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Aug. 23: Hasan found guilty in Fort Hood shootings; Egyptian Christians, Muslims march against Obama; Promise Keepers lead rally to 'revive Detroit', and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS GET AN

EARFUL AT TOWNHALL MEETINGS

ABOUT OBAMACARE.

Wendy: PLUS, OUTRAGED

EGYPTIANS TAKE TO THE

STREETS OF WASHINGTON, WHY

THEY SAY PRESIDENT OBAMA IS

ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY

WHEN IT COMES TO THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD.

Mark: AND THE WOMAN WHO

HELPED BRING A NON-VIOLENT

END TO THE GEORGIA

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STANDOFF

GIVES ALL OF THE GLORY TO

GOD.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH" THE BATTLE

OVER OBAMACARE HEADS TO A

TOWNHALL NEAR YOU.

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

BEFORE WE GO TO OUR TOP

STORY, SOME BREAKING NEWS.

THE FORT HOOD SHOOTER IS

CONVICTED FOR THE ATTACK ON

THE ARMY BASE BACK IN 2009,

MAJOR NIDAL HASAN WAS

CONVICTED OF 13 CHARGES OF

PREMEDITATED MURDER AND 32

CHARGES OF ATTEMPTED

MURDER.

HE IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE DEATH

PENALTY UNDER THE UNIFORM

CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE.

HE DEFENDED HIMSELF, AND

WITNESSES SAY HE CRIED

ALLAHU AKBAR BEFORE FIRING

ON PEOPLE.

Mark: AS OBAMACARE

COMES CLOSER TO TAKING

EFFECT, SOME LEADING

REPUBLICANS REFUSE TO BACK

DEFUNDING THE LAW.

TEXAS SENATOR TED CRUZ IS

LEADING A TOWNHALL EFFORT TO

CHANGE THAT.

JOHN WAGGI HAS OUR TOP

STORY.

Reporter: BACK HOME IN

TEXAS, SUPPORTERS

OUTNUMBERED PROTESTORS AT

THE DALLAS TOWNHALL

MEETING.

HAVING SPENT A LITTLE BIT

OF TIME IN WASHINGTON, D.C.,

IT IS GREAT TO BE BACK IN

AMERICA.

Reporter: AS AMERICANS

FRET OVER WHAT IS ABOUT TO

HAPPEN TO THEIR HEALTH CARE,

CRUZ SAYS THE MONEY FOR

OBAMACARE NEEDS TO BE CUT

OFF.

BECAUSE OBAMACARE IS THE

NUMBER ONE JOB KILLER IN

AMERICA.

Reporter: CRUZ'S CHARGE

CAME AS DELTA AIRLINES

RELEASED THE LETTER SHOWING

THAT OBAMACARE FOR ITS

EMPLOYEES WILL COST THE

COMPANY $100 MILLION, A

PRICE TAG MANY FLIERS

BELIEVE WILL BE PASSED ON TO

THEM.

AND U.P.S. WILL STOP

INSURING THOUSANDS OF

EMPLOYEE SPOUSES WHO MAY BE

COVERED BY OTHER PLANS.

IN TENNESSEE --

THEY WANT TO SEE A U.S.

SENATOR WHO WILL FIGHT TO

DEFEND OBAMACARE.

Reporter: BUT THAT IS

NOT THE TUNE SOME

REPUBLICANS IN WASHINGTON

ARE SINGING.

IT IS KIND OF SAD.

Reporter: TENNESSEE'S

OTHER G.O.P. SENATOR, BOB

CORKER, OPPOSES THE

DEFUNDING EFFORT.

IT IS KIND OF

DISINGENUOUS, AND IT IS

UNFORTUNATE THAT PEOPLE

AROUND OUR COUNTRY ARE BEING

SOLD THIS BECAUSE IT JUST

WON'T WORK.

Reporter: CORKER SAYS

ALTHOUGH HE DOESN'T FAVOR

THE HEALTH CARE ACT,

SHUTTING DOWN THE GOVERNMENT

WON'T STOP IT, AS HIS FELLOW

REPUBLICAN TOM COBURN SAID

IN AN ADDRESS ON THE SENATE

FLOOR.

EXPLAINING HOW MOST OF

THE FUNDING FOR THE HEALTH

CARE BILL COMES THROUGH

MANDATORY SPENDING, WHICH IS

NOT EVEN SOMETHING WE TAKE

UP AS PART OF THE CONTINUING

RESOLUTION.

Reporter: CRUZ SAYS

HOUSE REPUBLICANS ACTUALLY

COULD CUT THE FUNDING, BUT

WHAT IS REALLY STOPPING THE

EFFORT IS THAT REPUBLICANS

WON'T STAND UNITED.

CRUZ AND OTHER CONSERVATIVES

LIKE UTAH SENATOR MIKE LEE

ARGUE THAT THE TIME IS NOW

TO STOP THE PLAN THAT

AFFECTS ONE-SIXTH OF THE

NATION'S ECONOMY, EVEN IF IT

INVOLVES A SHUTDOWN.

DEMOCRATS LOST A WHOPPING 60

HOUSE SEATS IN 2010, LARGELY

DUE TO OBAMACARE.

IF THE PLAN IS IMPLEMENTED,

IT COULD COST EVEN MORE

LAWMAKERS THEIR JOBS.

ONLY THIS TIME SOME

REPUBLICANS MAY FIND

THEMSELVES OUT OF WORK AS

WELL.

JOHN WAGGI, CBN NEWS.

A FEDERAL JUDGE IN

WISCONSIN HAS RULED A

LAWSUIT AGAINST CHURCH

POLITICKING MAY PROCEED.

THE FREEDOM FROM RELIGION

FOUNDATION FILED A LAWSUIT

AGAINST THE I.R.S.

IT ALLEGES THE I.R.S. FAILED

TO ENFORCE POLICIES BLOCKING

CHURCHES FROM ENDORSING

POLITICAL CANDIDATES FROM

THE PULPIT.

THIS COMES ONLY DAYS AFTER

EVANGELICAL ORGANIZATIONS

ASKED CONGRESS TO REPEAL

PROHIBITIONS AGAINST PULPIT

ENDORSEMENTS.

Wendy: THE U.S. SUPREME

COURT HAS RULED AGAINST A

CHRISTIAN PHOTOGRAPHER WHO

REFUSED TO PHOTOGRAPH A GAY

WEDDING.

IN A UNANIMOUS DECISION, THE

COURT SAID THE REFUSAL

VIOLATED THE STATE'S HUMAN

RIGHTS ACT, AND IT REJECTED

ARGUMENTS THAT THE LAW

VIOLATED THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S

FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION.

JORDAN LAWRENCE OF THE

ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM

SAYS THE RULING IS A

CHILLING AND UNPRECEDENTED

ATTACK ON FREEDOM.

Mark: HUNDREDS OF

EGYPTIAN PROTESTORS HAVE

RALLIED IN FRONT OF THE

WHITE HOUSE, OUTRAGED OVER

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SUPPORT OF

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD.

COPTIC CHRISTIANS AND

MODERATE MUSLIMS SAY THE

U.S. HAS BACKED THE WRONG

SIDE IN EGYPT.

THEY'RE ALSO BLASTING WHAT

THEY SAY IS THE NEWS MEDIA'S

BIAS IN FAVOR OF THE

BROTHERHOOD.

OBAMA SUPPORTS THEM.

MR. OBAMA, I WASN'T FOR

YOU.

DON'T SUPPORT TERRORISTS.

Reporter: HALA SALEM

WAS ONE OF DOZENS OF

PROTESTORS IN WASHINGTON,

DEMANDING THAT PRESIDENT

OBAMA STOP SUPPORTING THE

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IN

EGYPT.

THEY FIRST GATHERED IN FRONT

OF THE WHITE HOUSE.

HE IS ASKING US EGYPTIANS

TO LEAVE THE TERRORISTS IN

EGYPT ALONE TO KILL OUR

PEOPLE.

IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

Reporter: CHRISTIANS

AND MUSLIMS GATHERED

TOGETHER IN OPPOSITION

AGAINST THE BROTHERHOOD.

I'M A MUSLIM.

IT'S NOT A CHRISTIAN THING.

IT IS AN EGYPTIAN THING.

THEY ARE TERRORISTS.

THEY HAVE SO MANY PROBLEMS

IN EGYPT.

Reporter: THERE ARE NEW

CONCERNS THE OL REGIME IS

MAKING A COME BACK AS HOSNI

MUBARAK WAS RELEASED FROM

PRISON AND FLOWN TO A

MILITARY HOSPITAL.

HE IS UNDER HOUSE ARREST.

THE PROTESTORS HERE SAY

MUBARAK WASN'T AS BAD AS

OUSTED PRESIDENT MORSI.

HE IS NOT A GOOD GUY, BUT

HE IS NOT A TERRORIST.

MOHAMMED MORSI IS A

TERRORIST.

Reporter: THE

PROTESTORS SAY THE EGYPTIAN

MILITARY IS NEEDED TO KEEP

ORDER.

HE PROTECTS US FROM

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD.

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD KILL

US.

KILL ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE.

Reporter: THOSE AT THE

RALLY SAY THE BROTHERHOOD

HAS BURNED DOZENS OF

CHRISTIAN CHURCHES,

BUSINESSES, AND MORE.

FOR THE COPTIC

CHRISTIANS, THEY'RE

TARGETING THEIR HOUSES.

Reporter: AND THESE

PROTESTORS ARE ALSO ANGERED

BY THE COVERAGE OF THE

SITUATION IN EGYPT BY

WESTERN MEDIA.

THEY RALLIED AGAINST THE

"WASHINGTON POST," ACCUSING

BOTH THE NEWSPAPER AND

PRESIDENT OBAMA OF BEING

BIAS IN FAVOR OF THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD.

SO THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION HELPS THE

BROTHERHOOD RIGHT NOW IN

EGYPT.

THAT IS NOT RIGHT.

WHY?

WHY?

Wendy: ISRAELI WAR

PLANES STRUCK AN AREA NEAR

BEIRUT, BELIEVED TO BE A

TERRORIST SITE.

THIS COMES AFTER TERRORISTS

IN LEBANON FIRED FOUR

ROCKETS INTO ISRAEL

THURSDAY, SETTING OFF AIR

RAID SIRENS.

A MILITARY SPOKESMAN SAID

THREE ROCKETS LANDED IN

NORTHERN ISRAEL, AND A

FOURTH WAS INTERCEPTED BY

ITS IRON DOME ROCKET DEFENSE

SYSTEM.

IT IS ISRAELI'S FIRST STRIKE

ON THE AREA SINCE THE 2006

WAR WITH HEZBOLLAH

MILITANTS.

THEY SAY IT DID NOT CAUSE

ANY MATERIAL DAMAGE OR DEATH

IN THE COUNTRY.

MORE THAN HALF OF THE NEARLY

TWO MILLION REFUGEES FROM

THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR ARE

CHILDREN.

THE U.N. REPORTS THE NUMBER

OF REGISTEREDED CHILD

REFUGEES TOPPED THE ONE

MILLION MARK THIS WEEK.

SOME 740,000 ARE UNDER THE

AGE OF 11.

ABOUT 7,000 CHILDREN HAVE

DIED IN THE FIGHTING BETWEEN

SYRIAN REBELS IN THE

GOVERNMENT.

Mark: THOUSANDS WILL

HEAD TO THE NATION'S CAPITAL

TO LITERALLY RETRACE THE

STEPS OF HISTORY.

EXHIBITS WILL HIGHLIGHT

PAINTINGS AND PORTRAITS FROM

MARCH 1963, WHEN DR. MARTIN

LUTHER KING DELIVERED HIS

FAMOUS "I HAVE A DREAM"

SPEECH.

SO WE MUST STOP FEELING

AS THOUGH WE ARE SEPARATE

RACES.

WE ARE ETHNIC COMMUNITIES,

BUT WE ARE ONE GROUP OF

HUMAN BEINGS ON THIS

PLANET.

AND I ACTUALLY PRAY WHERE WE

GO FROM HERE WILL BE TO OUR

KNEES.

Mark: THE ACTUAL

ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARCH IS

AUGUST 28th, AND MORE

EVENTS WILL BE HELD THEN,

INCLUDING A SPEECH BY

PRESIDENT OBAMA, FROM THE

SAME SPOT WHERE DR. KING

PREACHED 50 YEARS AGO.

BILL McCARTNEY IS HOPING

TO REVIVE THE DREAM OF

RACIAL UNITY IN DETROIT.

Wendy: HE IS CALLING ON

DETROIT PASTORS TO LEAD

CHRISTIAN MEN THERE, TO

BECOME WARRIORS FOR THEIR

WORLD AND THEIR CITY.

Reporter: DETROIT IS

PICTURE-PERFECT.

FROM A DISTANCE.

UP CLOSE, IT IS A PICTURE OF

URBAN DECAY.

HIGH POVERTY RATES, HIGH

CRIME RATES, AND HIGH

UNEMPLOYMENT ARE DRIVING PEE

AWAY.

I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH

LONGER I CAN HANG ON.

Reporter: HE HAS

PATROLLED THE CITY STREETS

FOR MORE THAN 15 YEARS.

WE HAVE LOST OVER A

THOUSAND OFFICERS THAT HAVE

NOT BEEN REPLACED.

Reporter: THAT'S WHY 50

AREA PASTORS ARE COMING

TOGETHER TO PRAY AND TO

PLAN, AND THEY'RE BEING LED

BY PROMISE KEEPERS, AN

ORGANIZATION THAT UNITS

UNITES MEN TO FIGHT FOR

THEIR FAMILY AND COMMUNITY.

WHAT ARE THE PROBLEMS

THAT ARE FACING THE MOTOR

CITY?

NUMBER ONE, IT IS A

REVIVAL AND A RENEWAL AND A

REDISCOVER REOF TH AND

REVIVAL OF THE WORD OFED

GOD.

OF THE WORD OF GOD.

Reporter: IT INCLUDED A

MESSAGE FROM A FORMER

TERRORIST, CAMAL SALIM.

HE SAID RADICAL ISLAM MADE A

CONSCIOUS EFFORT TO DIVIDE

THIS CITY AS EARLY AS THE

1960s.

I AM NOT PREACHING

AGAINST ISLAM.

I AM PREACHING FOR

CHRISTIANITY BECAUSE I

BELIEVE JESUS CHRIST IS THE

ONLY WAY, ONLY TRUTH, AND

ONLY LIFE.

WHEN I HEAR ISLAMICS OR

ANYONE ELSE PREACHING

SOMETHING DIFFERENT, THAT

GOES AGAINST WHAT THE BIBLE

SAYS.

Reporter:

DR. WASHINGTON SAYS IT IS

TIME FOR DETROIT CHRISTIANS

OF ALL BACKGROUNDS TO STAND

TOGETHER, TO PULL THEIR CITY

FROM THE BRONC O BRINK OF

DISASTER.

HOW IMPORTANT IS RACIAL

RECONCILIATION IN SAVING

THIS CITY.

IT IS CRITICAL BECAUSE IT

UNDERGURDS ONENESS.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: COMING UP...

YOU DID GREAT.

YOU DID GREAT.

OH, GOD.

Wendy: THE AMAZING

TESTIMONY OF ONE WOMAN WHO

DID THE UNTHINKABLE, AND HOW

SHE IS GIVING GOD ALL OF THE

GLORY FOR HELPING HER STAND

STRONG IN THE FACE OF

DEATH.

Mark: WELCOME BACK.

IT IS A 9-1-1 CALL THE

NATION IS TALKING ABOUT,

ALONG WITH THE WOMAN OF

REMARKABLE COMPASSION AND

COURAGE.

Wendy: TAKE A LISTEN TO

ANTOINETTE TUFF, CAULKING TO

TALKING TO THE POLICE AND

THE GUNMAN.

HE SAID HE DOESN'T WANT

THE KIDS.

HE WANTS THE POLICE.

SO BACK OFF.

AND WHAT ELSE, SIR?

HE SAID HE DON'T CARE IF HE

DIE.

HE DON'T HAVE NOTHING TO

LIVE FOR.

I CAN HELP YOU.

LET ME TALK TO THEM, AND LET

ME SEE IF WE CAN WORK IT OUT

SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO AWAY

WITH THEM FOR A LONG TIME.

I WANT YOU TO KNOW I LOVE

YOU, AND I'M PROUD OF YOU.

IT IS A GOOD THING THAT YOU

HAVE GIVEN UP.

YOU DID GREAT.

YOU DID GREAT.

OH, GOD.

Wendy: ALTHOUGH PEOPLE

ARE CALLING TUFF A HERO, SHE

IS NOT TAKING THE CREDIT.

I GIVE IT ALL TO GOD.

I'M NOT THE HERO.

I WAS TERRIFIED.

Wendy: I GOT CHILLS.

TUFF SAYS THE SHOOTER,

MICHAEL HILL, IS A HURTING

SOUL, AND SHE HOPES SHE CAN

VISIT AND SPEAK WITH HIM

AGAIN.

WHAT A BRAVE WOMAN.

Mark: SHE IS.

AN 88-YEAR-OLD VETERAN OF

WORLD WAR II WAS BEATEN TO

DEATH ON WEDNESDAY.

DELBERT BELLTON DIED IN THE

HOSPITAL.

THE POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR

TWO TEENAGERS IN THE KILLING

BUT DON'T HAVE A MOTIVE.

IT WAS THE SECOND RANDOM

KILLING THIS WEEK IN THE

HEADLINES.

COLLEGE BASEBALL STAR CHRIS

LANE WAS GUNNEDED DOWN IN

BROAD DAYLIGHT IN OKLAHOMA.

THREE TEENAGERS WERE CHARGED

IN THE CASE.

ONE OF THEM TELLING POLICE

THEY DID IT BECAUSE THEY

WERE BORED.

THEY WERE APPARENTLY GOING

TO SHOOT ANOTHER TEENAGER,

BUT HIS FATHER SAW THEM AND

CALLED THE POLICE.

HE LATER SAID ONE PROBLEM

THE SUSPECTS HAD WAS THEY

DID NOT HAVE PROPER FATHERS

IN THEIR LIVES.

Wendy: NOW TO AN

INCREDIBLE STORY, A

37-YEAR-OLD WHO CAME BACK

FROM THE DEAD.

FOR NO APPARENT REASON,

TONY'S HEART STOPPED BEATING

FOR 45 MINUTES.

THE DOCTORS GAVE UP AND

PRONOUNCED HIM DEAD, BUT HIS

SON, LAWRENCE, WOULD NOT

ACCEPT THAT.

HE BEGAN SPEAKING TO HIS

DAD, AND THE HEART MONITOR

SHOWED A FLUTTER, AND THEN

ANOTHER.

I SAID, DAD, YOU'RE NOT

GOING TO DIE TODAY.

NOBODY HAS ANY EXPLANATION,

EXCEPT I HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE

PRAYING FOR ME, AND GODED

MOVED THAT DAY.

EVEN THE DOCTORS ARE

AGREEING IT IS A MIRACLE.

Wendy: TONY HAS NO

MEMORY OF THE HOSPITAL TRIP,

AND FOR A MAN BACK FROM THE

DEAD, HE SEEMS TO BE PRETTY

BACK TO NORMAL.

PRAISE THE LORD.

Mark: THE FOURTH SEASON

OF THE CABLE TV REALITY SHOW

"DUCK DYNASTY" IS SETTING

RECORDS IN THE RATINGS.

IT TURNS OUT THE PATRIARCH

OF THE FAMILY, PHIL

ROBERTSON, IS JUST AS

OUTSPOKEN OFF THE SET.

HE GAVE A SPEECH THREE YEARS

AGO AND INCLUDED HIS VIEWS

ON ABORTION.

WE DEBATE IT?

WHETHER SOMEONE HAS THE

RIGHT?

COME ON!

YOU HAVE A GOD-GIVEN RIGHT

TO LIVE, AND OF ALL PLACES,

INSIDE YOUR MOTHER.

WHAT IN THE WORLD HAPPENED

TO US?

IT'S ANOTHER STORY THAT

GIVES YOU CHILLS.

LATER ON "NEWSWATCH," WE'LL

HAVE MORE ON THE ROBERTSONS,

AND WHAT IS COMING UP WITH

"DUCK DYNASTY" THIS SEASON.

UP NEXT, THE MURDER THAT

SPARKED THE CIVIL RIGHTS

MOVEMENT MORE THAN 50 YEARS

LATER.

THE VICTIM'S COUSIN SPEAKS

OUT.

Wendy: FAMILY MEMBERS

OF EMMETT TILL WILL BE

MARKING THE 50th

ANNIVERSARY OF THE M.L.A.

CASE ON WASHINGTON.

THE 14-YEAR-OLD'S CASE

HELPED IGNITE THE CIVIL

RIGHTS MOVEMENT.

Mark: HIS KILLERS WERE

NEVER CONVICTED.

HIS COUSIN SAW THE

KIDNAPPING, AND AS HE TOLD

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, IT TOOK HIM

A LONG TIME TO BE ABLE TO

FORGIVE.

* AMAZING GRACE

Reporter: ISAIAH 11 AND

6 READS: "A LITTLE CHILD

WILL LEAD THEM."

IN SOME WAYS, THAT IS THE

STORY ABOUT THE FIGHT

AGAINST RACISM IN AMERICA.

WE WERE NOT GOING TO TAKE

SEGREGATED BUSES ANY

LONGER.

Reporter: IT WAS A

CHILD WHO INSPIRED ROSA

PARKS WHEN SHE REFUSED TO

GIVE UP HER SEAT ON A

SEGREGATED BUS IN ALABAMA,

DECEMBER 1st, 1955.

THAT BOY WAS EMMETT TILL.

HE WAS KIDNAPPED AND LYNCHED

WHILE VISITING FAMILY IN

MISSISSIPPI.

AT THE AGE OF 12, COULD

YOU IMAGINE GOING TO SLEEP

AT NIGHT AND WAKING UP THE

NEXT DAY AND YOUR WHOLE

WORLD WAS UP SIDE DOWN.

Reporter: EMMETT WAS

VISITING HIS COUSIN THAT

SUMMER.

THEY WERE SLEEPING IN THE

SAME ROOM WHEN TWO MEN

SHOWED UP AT THE WRIGHT

FAMILY HOME.

HE SAID THIS IS THE WRONG

BOY.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR THE FAT

BOY FROM CHICAGO.

AND THEY KNEW WHO THEY WERE

LOOKING FOR.

AT THAT TIME, I WEIGHED

ABOUT 90 POUNDS, AND EMMETT

WEIGHED ABOUT 140.

Reporter: THEY WERE

J.W. MYLEM AND ROY BRYANT.

BRYANT OWNED THE STORE WHERE

EMMETT AND HIS COUSIN HAD

BOUGHT CANDY A FEW DAYS

EARLIER.

WE WALKED OUT OF THE

STORE, AND MRS. BRYANT CAME

OUT AND WAS WALKING TO HER

CAR, AND EMMETT WHISTLED AT

HER.

Reporter: IT WAS A JOKE

TO THE 14-YEAR-OLD FROM

CHICAGO, WHO WAS ALWAYS

TRYING TO MAKE HIS COUSINS

LAUGHED.

HE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THE

UNSPOKEN RULES OF THE

SEGREGATED SOUTH.

COLOR DIDN'T MEAN

ANYTHING TO HIM.

YOU'RE A HUMAN BEING.

WE'RE ALL THE SAME.

HE GREW UP LIKE THAT.

Reporter: EMMETT TILL'S

FAMILY CALLED HIM BOBO.

AND THIS IS WHAT HE LOOKED

LIKE.

SIMEON DESCRIBES THAT DAY AS

THE LONGEST DAY OF HIS LIFE,

AND THE FIRST DAY THERE WAS

NO LAUGHTER IN HIS CHILDHOOD

HOME.

EMMETT'S BODY WAS FOUND

THREE DAYS LATER IN THE TAL

TA TALLAHASSEE RIVER.

WE COULDN'T HARDLY TELL

WHO HE WAS.

BUT HE HUNDRE HAPPENED TO

HAVE ON A RING WITH HIS

INITIALS.

Reporter: IT HAS TAKEN

HIM MORE THAN 50 YEARS FOR

HIM TO TALK ABOUT HIS

COUSIN'S DEATH.

HE SHARES HIS PAIN IN THE

BOOK "SIMEON'S STORY."

I WAS ENRAGED AND IM

IMBITTERED BIT VERDICT.

Reporter: THE ALL-WHITE

JURY FOUND THE TWO NOT

GUILTY IN THE MURDER TRIAL,

AND THERE WAS NEVER A TRIAL

FOR THE KIDNAPPING.

I WAS ANGRY, YES.

BECAUSE OF WHAT HAPPENED.

BECAUSE THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

IN MISSISSIPPI FAILED US.

OUR NEIGHBORS FAILED

US.

LEAVING THAT TRIAL, LOOKING

BACK AT THE WHITE POPULATION

REJOICING BECAUSE THESE MEN

WAS ACQUITTED, I HAD THE

THOUGHT IN MY HEAD, WE HAD

NO ONE TO HELP US.

Reporter: SIMEON AND

HIS FAMILY MOVED FROM

MISSISSIPPI TO CHICAGO, NOT

LONG AFTER THE TRIAL.

BUT THE DISTANCE COULD NOT

ERASE HIS ANGER.

HE TURNED TO ALCOHOL EARLY

IN HIS ADULTHOOD UNTIL

SOMETHING UNEXPECTED

HAPPENED ONE NIGHT AT A

CHICAGO BAR.

AT AGE 22, GOD FORGAVE ME

OF MY SINS.

THAT'S WHAT CHANGED ME,

REALLY.

I WAS SITTING IN THIS

TAVERN, AND I HEARD THE

VOICE OF THE LORD AND SAID

IF YOU DIE WITH YOUR SINS,

YOU'RE GOING TO HELL.

MY LIFE WASN'T THE SAME

AGAIN.

Reporter: THAT VOICE

INSPIRED HIM TO FORGIVE THE

MEN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE

DEATH OF HIS COUSIN.

NEEDLESS TO SAY, THE

DEATH OF BOBO, AND THE

ACQUITTAL OF HIS MURDERERS

LEFT A HOLE IN MY HEART.

Reporter: HOW DID YOU

LEARN TO FORGIVE THEM?

FORGIVENESS IS SOMETHING

THAT IS NOT EASY.

JUST BECAUSE I SAID THAT, IT

WASN'T AN EASY PROCESS.

IT IS A PROCESS THAT YOU

HAVE TO -- IT IS AN ACT OF

YOUR WILL.

YOU HAVE TO DO IT AND THEN

FIGHT THROUGH IT.

AND THEN THE DELIVERANCE

COMES.

Reporter: AT 67, SIMEON

SAYS HE HAS ALSO FORGIVEN

CAROLYN BRYANT, THE WOMAN

WHO TESTIFIED EMMETT DID

MUCH MORE THAN JUST

WHISTLE.

SHE IS EMMETT'S ONLY

SURVIVING ACCUSER.

I FEEL IF I MET HER, SHE

PROBABLY COULD REPENT OF

WHAT SHE DID.

I THINK SHE WANTS TO.

SHE PROBABLY DON'T KNOW

HOW.

Reporter:

SIMEON

SAYS

HE WOULD LIKE

TO MEET HER

AND SHOW HER HOW.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: UP NEXT, THERE

IS AN ODD DUCK ON TV'S

HOTTEST REALITY SHOW.

WE'LL INTRODUCE YOU TO THE

NEWEST MEMBER OF THE "DUCK

DYNASTY" CAST.

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Wendy: IF YOU WATCH

A&E'S "DUCK DYNASTY", YOU

LEARNED THERE IS ANOTHER

ROBERTSON BROTHER WHO DIDN'T

LOOK THE PART.

Mark: HE IS A PASTOR

WHO RECENTLY LEFT HIS CHURCH

IN LOUISIANA TO REJOIN THE

ROBERTSON FAMILY DUCK CALL

BUSINESS.

HIS BROTHERS TEASE HIM FOR

BEING CLEAN-CUT, BUT HE SAYS

HE IS COMFORTABLE BEING THE

FAMILY'S ODD DUCK.

I FIGURE YOU NEED TO KNOW

WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE

UNDERNEATH.

A LOT OF TIMES I GO OUT IN A

CROWD AND I SAY, WHAT IF I

DO THIS?

AND THEY SAY THAT'S MORE

LIKE IT.

THEY CAN TELL I BELONG TO

THE FAMILY.

I LIKE IT BETTER LIKE

THIS.

YOU KNOW, WHEN THERE ARE

THINGS CRAWLING OUT OF YOUR

BEARD, OR, YOU KNOW,

WHENEVER YOU HAVE FOOD LEFT

FROM LUNCH OR DINNER -- I

DON'T KNOW, THAT JUST KIND

OF GROSSES ME OUT.

Mark: WHO CAN BLAME

HER.

ALAN SAYS HE BELIEVES GOD

HAS PREPARED HIS FAMILY FOR

THIS MOMENT.

Wendy: WE'LL SEE YOU

TOMORROW -- MONDAY.

BYE.

Mark: GOOD NIGHT.

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-PROMOS, AUGUST 23, 2013.

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