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The 700 Club - February 25, 2015

When George’s business fell apart after a financial scandal, he realized true success did not involve making money. Also, author Simeon Wright shares about his book on the infamous kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till. Read Transcript


THE MURDER OF A YOUNG

BOY...

YOU COULDN'T TELL WHO HE

WAS.

...AND THE SPARK THAT

UNITED A NATION.

PLUS, A HOT-SHOT BANKER.

I WAS GOING TO BECOME THE

KING OF THE WORLD.

WHO INVESTED IN ENRON.

WE THOUGHT WE HIT A

HOMERUN, AND WE HAD.

WATCH WHAT HAPPENED WHEN

HE LOST IT ALL.

I WAS ROAD-KILL; I HIT

BOTTOM.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

Pat: WELCOME, FOLKS, TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

I WANT TO GIVE YOU TWO

NUMBERS.

111, AND THE OTHER IS 174.

YOU SAY, WHAT ARE THEY?

THEY'RE THE NUMBER OF

ACCIDENTS LAST NIGHT ON THE

ROADS AROUND THE AREA WHERE

WE LIVE, ACCORDING TO THE

STATE POLICE.

WHY?

THE PEOPLE HERE DON'T KNOW

HOW TO DRIVE IN THE SNOW,

AND IT IS UNBELIEVABLE.

IT IS LIKE BUMPER CARS ON

THE HIGHWAY.

TONIGHT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

ANOTHER GREAT, BIG, HEAVY

SNOWSTORM, BUT THAT'S LIFE.

AND IF YOU LIVE IN NEW YORK

STATE, YOU'RE USED TO

DRIVING IN THE KNOW.

BUT AROUND HERE, IT IS SO

WARM AND BALMY, WE'RE NOT

USED TO ALL OF THIS SNOW.

YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T HEAR

ABOUT IT FROM THE NEWS

MEDIA, BUT THE BRUTAL

TERRORISTS OF ISIS HAVE

ACTUALLY SUFFERED TO MAJOR

DEFEATS THIS WEEK.

ONE IN IRAQ; ONE IN SYRIA.

AND STILL THE ISLAMIC

FIGHTERS DIDN'T GIVE UP.

AND WHILE THEY'RE ON

RETREAT, THEY KIDNAPPED

DOZENS OF CHRISTIANS.

GARY LANE BRINGS US THE

STORY.

Reporter: THE IRAQI

MILITARY HAILED ITS

IMPORTANT VICTORY THIS WEEK

AGAINST THE ISLAMIC STATE.

ISIS FORCES WERE ROUTED

FROM al-BAGHDADI, A CITY

WEST OF BAGHDAD, THAT

THEY'VE HELD SINCE LAST

JUNE.

BUT al-BAGHDADI WAS NOT

THE ONLY DEFEAT.

EASTERN SYRIAN, KNOWN AS THE

Y.P.G. DROVE THEM FROM A

KURDISH CITY.

BUT AS THEY RETREATED.

THE ISIS KIDNAPPED AS MANY

AS 90, OR MAYBE AS MANY AS

150 CHRISTIANS.

THE MEN WERE TAKEN TO AN

UNDISCLOSED AREA, AND WOMEN

TO A NEARBY MOUNTAIN.

THEY MAY BEHEAD THE ABDUCTED

MEN AND USE THE WOMEN AS SEX

SLAVES.

THESE WOMEN WERE SOBBING

SAYING, WHY IS THE WEST

SILENT?

WHY IS THE CHURCH NOT

TALKING ABOUT OUR

PERSECUTION?

AND THEY'RE ASKING AND

QUESTIONING THE FOREIGN

POLICY OF AMERICA, AND OTHER

WORLD POWERS IN EUROPE,

SAYING, WHY IS IT THAT THERE

IS NOTHING, NO AGENDA,

NOTHING THAT IS BEING DONE

TO HELP THE PERSECUTED IN

THE MIDDLE EAST.

[YELLING]

Reporter: A GROUP OF

EGYPTIAN AMERICAN COPTICS

GATHERED NEAR THE WHITE

HOUSE ON TUESDAY, DEMANDING

THAT THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION DO MORE TO

PROTECT THE EGYPTIAN,

SYRIAN, AND IRAQI

CHRISTIANS.

THE OB ADMINISTRATION

DIDN'THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION DIDN'T REFER

TO THEM AS BEING CAPTURED.

THEY REFERRED TO THEM AS

CHRISTIANS.

Reporter: EGYPTIAN

PRESIDENT el-SISI IS

CALLING FOR A UNITED

MILITARY FORCE TO COMBAT

ISIS.

AND HE SAYS JORDAN AND THE

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES HAS

OFFERED TO HELP THEM ON THE

BATTLEFIELD.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

Pat: WOULD THAT WE HAD

A PRESIDENT AS TOUGH AS

EL-SISI.

ONE DAY.

WE HEAR ABOUT PEOPLE FROM

AMERICA JOINING ISIS, AND

OTHERS GOING NOT TO JOIN,

BUT TO FIGHT THOSE

TERRORISTS.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THIS

INTERESTING STORY.

John: PAT, HE CALLS

HIMSELF A SOLDIER OF CHRIST,

AND HE IS BATTLING ISIS ON

THE FRONT LINES IN IRAQ.

BRENT IS A 28-YEAR-OLD U.S.

ARMY IRAQ WAR VETERAN.

FOR THE SAFETY OF HIS

FAMILY, HE REQUESTED THAT

HIS LAST NAME REMAIN

UNKNOWN.

CURRENTLY HE IS INVOLVED IN

A BATTLE NEAR MOSUL.

I KNEW THEM BEFORE, BUT

THEY'RE MY PEOPLE.

THE ASSYRIAN CHRISTIANS OF

THIS WORLD, THEY ARE

INDIGENOUS TO THIS PART OF

THE WORLD.

PEOPLE ARE HELL-BENT ON

ERASING THEM IN THE

HISTORY.

PEOPLE ASK ME WHY YOU?

I COME BACK AND I SAY, WHY

JUST ME?

WHERE IS EVERYONE ELSE AT?

John: BRENT TOLD ABC

NEWS THAT HE HAS A PRICE ON

HIS HEAD, BUT IT IS IN GOD'S

HAND.

AND OTHER WESTERNERS ARE

JOINING FORCES TO FIGHT ISIS

AS WELL.

AMONG THEM A GROUP WEARING A

TACTICAL VEST WITH THE WORDS

"CHRIST IS LORD" WRITTEN

ACROSS IT.

THIS MAN SAYS HE FEELS A

SENSE OF DUTY TO HELP THEM

SINCE THEY STOOD ALONGSIDE

AMERICA IN IRAQ.

MADISON AND THREE OTHER

AMERICANS AND AN AUSTRALIAN

NATIONAL ARRANGED TO JOIN

KURDISH FORCES.

> AS CAITLIN BURKE

REPORTS, SOME SENATE

DEMOCRATS SAY THEY WILL GO

ALONG WITH THE REPUBLICANS

WITH REGARD TO THE KEYSTONE

X.L. PIPELINE.

Reporter: THE KEYSTONE

X.L. PIPELINE IS PRESIDENT

OBAMA'S FIRST VETO SINCE

REPUBLICANS TOOK CONTROL ON

CAPITOL HILL.

BY CHOOSING TO VETO THIS

PIECE OF LEGISLATION, HE IS

CHOOSING SPECIAL INTERESTS

OVER THE NEEDS AND DESIRES

OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

Reporter: IN A BRIEF

NOTICE DELIVERED TO THE

SENATE, OBAMA

SAID, QUOTE,"THE

PRESIDENTIAL POWER TO VETO

LEGISLATION IS ONE I TAKE

SERIOUSLY.

BUT I ALSO TAKE SERIOUSLY MY

RESPONSIBILITY TO THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE."

THE NEARLY 1200-MILE LONG

PIPELINE WOULD RUN FROM

CANADA TO THE GULF OF MEXICO

AND HAS BEEN STALLED FOR

MORE THAN SIX YEARS.

SUPPORTERS SAY THE PIPELINE

WOULD BOOST U.S. ENERGY

INDEPENDENCE, ALONG WITH THE

ECONOMY.

THIS ISN'T A PIPELINE, IT

IS A LIFELINE FOR AMERICA'S

CONSTRUCTION WORKERS.

Reporter: OPPONENTS

CALL THE PIPELINE THE POSTER

CHILD FOR DIRTY ENERGY AND

SAY IT WOULD EXACERBATE

GLOBAL WARMING.

HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER

SAYS OBAMA'S VETO IS A

NATIONAL EMBARRASSMENT, AND

REPUBLICANS PROMISE TO FIGHT

TO OVERRIDE IT.

SOME SENATE DEMOCRATS SAY

THEY'LL VOTE FOR AN

OVERRIDE, TOO, A CLEAR

REBUKE OF OBAMA.

BUT AN OVERRIDE WILL FAIL

UNLESS REPUBLICANS AND

DEMOCRATS WHO SUPPORT THE

PIPELINE CAN RECRUIT FOUR

MORE SENATORS TO THEIR

CAUSE.

KATCAITLIN BURKE, CBN

NEWS.

John: AND CAN

REPUBLICANS FIND THOSE FOUR

DEMOCRATS IN THE SENATE?

Pat: YOU DON'T KNOW,

BUT THE PROBLEM IS THE LABOR

UNIONS WANT IT BECAUSE IT

WILL PROVIDE MAYBE 20,000

JOBS.

AND BUSINESS WANTS IT

BECAUSE IT WILL BE A BOOST

TO THE AMERICAN ECONOMY.

IN TERMS OF CLEAN AND DIRTY

ENERGY, THE CANADIANS ARE

GOING TO PROCESS THE

OILSANDS UP IN ALBERTA AND

OTHER PARTS OF CANADA.

THERE IS NO QUESTION THEY'RE

GOING TO GET THAT OIL OUT.

AND IF IT'S DIRTY, IT'S

DIRTY.

BUT IF THEY DON'T SEND IT TO

AMERICA, THEY'LL SEND IT TO

CHINA.

BUT IT IS DEFINITELY GOING

OUT.

AND AS WEST VIRGINIA FOUND

JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO,

SENDING OIL NOT IN A

PIPELINE, BUT IN A TANKER

CAR, ISN'T EXACTLY A SAFE

WAY TO TRAVEL EITHER.

WE'VE HAD A NUMBER OF

SERIOUS ACCIDENTS WITH

RAIL.

SO THE CANADIANS WILL BE

FORCED TO SHIP THAT OIL OUT

ON RAIL.

UNLESS THIS PIPELINE GOES

THROUGH.

AND IT MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO

SENSE.

IT HAS BEEN NOW DIVERTED

PAST THE O CALALA AQUAFER.

SO IT IS 100% POLITICAL.

John: A FORMER U.S.

AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED

STATES IS WARNING ABOUT THE

CURRENT NUCLEAR NEGOTIATIONS

BETWEEN IRAN AND SIX WORLD

POWERS.

JOHN BOLTON SAYS IRAN CAN'T

BE TRUSTED.

WE HAVE CONCEDED THEY

HAVE A RIGHT TO A PEACEFUL

NUCLEAR PROGRAM, DESPITE FOR

THE FACT THAT CLOSE TO 30

YEARS THEY HAVE ALREADY

VIOLATED THEIR SOLEMN

OBLIGATION UNDER THE NUCLEAR

PROLIFERATION TREATY NOT TO

SEEK NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

SO SINCE THEY ALREADY

VIOLATED THEIR WORD, WHAT

POSSIBLE REASON IS THERE TO

THINK THEY WILL KEEP THEIR

WORD NOW.

John: THE SIX WORLD

POWERS HAVE SET MARCH 31st

FOR THE AGREEMENT.

MEANWHILE, IRAN'S NAVY IS

PRACTICING MILITARY DRILLS.

STATE TV SHOWED FOOTAGE OF

MISSILES FIRED NEAR A

STRATEGIC GULF WATERWAY,

STRIKING A MOCK U.S. CARRIER

CRAFT.

IRAN'S GUARD'S CHIEF

COMMANDER SAYS THE MISSILES

SEND A MESSAGE OF IRAN'S

MILITARY MITE.

AND THE U.S. OFFICIALS ARE

MONITORING DRILLS, BUT

AREN'T CONCERNED ABOUT

THEM.

Pat: WELL, WE'VE GOT TO

GET CONCERNED.

ALL OF THE OIL THAT COMES

OUT OF THE PERSIAN GULF HAS

TO GO THROUGH THAT

WATERWAY.

AND THE IRANIANS HAVE A VERY

EASY TASK OF BLOCKING IT

OFF.

THEY COULD SINK SOME SHIPS

OUT THERE AND IT WOULD BLOCK

TRANSPORTATION.

IT WOULD CAUSE THE PRICE OF

OIL TO SKYROCKET, AND SO IT

IS A VERY SERIOUS THING.

THEY'RE PLAYING WITH FIRE.

BUT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I

WANT TO SAY IT -- I'VE SAID

IT AND I'M SAYING IT AGAIN:

WE ARE NOT GOING TO

NEGOTIATE THE IRANIANS OUT

OF THEIR DEEPLY-HELD

RELIGIOUS POINT OF VIEW.

THEY BELIEVE FIRMLY THAT ONE

DAY A SECRETIVE, POWERFUL

PERSON, CUANDO TH CALLED

THE AMATTI, WILL APPEAR ON

THE SCENE.

AND WHEN HE DOES, HE WILL

KILL THE JEWS, AND JESUS

CHRIST WILL COME BACK TO

EARTH AND JOIN WITH THE

MAHTI AND SAY I WAS WRONG

BEFORE, AND NOW I'M HERE TO

FIGHT THE JEWS, AND YOU ARE

GOD'S REPRESENTATIVE ON

EARTH.

THAT'S WHAT THESE PEOPLE

THINK.

AND THEY THINK BEFORE THE

MAHTI COMES, THERE WILL BE

CHAOS ON EARTH.

SO THEY DON'T MIND SOME WAR

OR A FEW MILLION PEOPLE

BEING KILLED BECAUSE IT IS

THEIR DEEPLY-HELD

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AN BELIEF.

AND FOR US TO THINK WE'RE

GOING TO NEGOTIATE THEM OUT

OF IT IS PURE AND UTTER

FOLLY.

TAKE THEM AT THEIR WORD AND

DEAL WITH THAT REALITY.

John: SECRETARY OF

STATE JOHN KERRY SAYS RUSSIA

HAS REPEATEDLY LIED TO HIM

ABOUT ITS ACTIVITIES IN

UKRAINE, WHERE PRO-RUSSIAN

REBELS ARE FIGHTING AGAINST

UKRAINIAN FORCES.

HE SAYS THE RUSSIANS ARE

LYING ABOUT THEIR OWN

INVOLVEMENT IN THE WARFARE.

YOU AGREE WITH ME WHEN

RUSSIA SAYS THERE ARE NO

RUSSIAN WEAPONS OR TROOPS IN

THE UKRAINE, THEY'RE LYING?

YES.

WHY?

WHY DO THEY LIE?

MR. CHAIRMAN, RUSSIA HAS

ENGAGED IN A RATHER

REMARKABLE PERIOD OF THE

MOST OVERT AND EXTENSIVE

PROPAGANDA EXERCISE THAT

I'VE SEEN SINCE THE VERY

HEIGHT OF THE COLD WAR.

THEY HAVE BEEN PERSISTING IN

THEIR MISREPRESENTATIONS,

LIES, WHATEVER YOU WANT TO

CALL THEM, ABOUT THEIR

ACTIVITIES THERE, TO MY FACE

AND TO THE FACE OF OTHERS

AND MANY DIFFERENT

OCCASIONS.

John: THEY WANT THE

ADMINISTRATION TO PROVIDE

UKRAINE WITH LETHAL WEAPONS

TO DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST

THE REBELS BACKED BY

RUSSIA.

BUT MANY EUROPEANS OPPOSE

THAT BECAUSE THEY FEEL IT

COULD SPARK A WIDER WAR.

AND KERRY SAYS THE IDEA IS

STILL UNDER CONSIDERATION.

Pat: THIS IS NOT GOING

TO HELP HILLARY CLINTON.

SHE IS RUNNING FOR

PRESIDENT, AS YOU KNOW.

SHE HANDED A DUMMY BUTTON TO

THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR, AND

SAID THIS IS THE RESET

BUTTON IN OUR RELATIONSHIP.

AND WE'RE GOING TO PUSH THE

RESET BUTTON, AND ALL WILL

BE SWEETNESS AND NICE.

THAT'S GOING TO HAUNT HER

EVERY TIME SHE SHOWS UP ON

TELEVISION.

SO IT IS NOT PLAYING WELL.

IT IS INTERESTING WHAT KERRY

SAYS, THIS IS THE WAY IT

IS.

JOHN?

John: PAT, NORTH KOREA

COULD HAVE AS MANY AS 100

NUCLEAR BOMBS BY THE YEAR

2020.

THAT'S THE CONCLUSION AT THE

U.S.-KOREA INSTITUTE.

IN A NEW REPORT, THE

INSTITUTE SAYS NORTH KOREA

HAS MADE SIGNIFICANT

PROGRESS IN ITS WEAPONS

PROGRAM.

THE COMMUNIST REGIME

CURRENTLY HAS ABOUT 10 BOMBS

IN ITS STOCKPILE, AND THE

INSTITUTE SAYS THAT NUMBER

COULD GROW BETWEEN 20 AND

100 IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS.

NORTH KOREA IS STILL

UNCAPABLE OF PUTTING THE

ROCKETS ON WARHEADS CAPABLE

OF HITTING THE U.S.

TWO BAKERS IN THE U.S. ARE

TAKING A STAND ON RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM.

THEY MAY HAVE TO PAY

$150,000 TO A GAY COUPLE

BECAUSE THEY REFUSED TO BAKE

THEM A WEDDING CAKE.

THEY SAY THEY HAVE SERVED

GAYS AND LESBIANS, BUT THEY

COULDN'T MAKE A CAKE

CELEBRATING THEIR WEDDING.

BACK THEN, SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

WAS NOT EVEN LEGAL IN

OREGON.

BUT THE STATE BUREAU IN

ORGAN SAYS THEY HAVE

VIOLATED THE RIGHTS OF THE

GAY COUPLE.

THE CLINES WILL FIND OUT ON

MARCH 10th IF THEY COULD

BE FINED.

IT COULD FORCE THEM INTO

BANKRUPTCY.

BUT THEY POSTED A MESSAGE ON

Facebook SAYING, "EVEN

THOUGH IT SEEMS WE'RE BEING

THROWN INTO THE LION'S DEN,

WE WILL CONTINUE TO STAND

FOR THE LORD.

OUR FAITH WILL NOT WAIVER.

WE FULLY TRUST IN OUR

HEAVENLY FATHER.

HE IS ABLE TO DELIVER US

FROM THIS.

AND EVEN IF HE DOESN'T,

WE'RE NOT GOING TO

COMPROMISE TO APPEASE MAN."

> A NEW STUDY HAS FOUND

THESE FOODS TO BE THE MOST

ADDICTIVE AND CAUSE THE MOST

PROBLEMS: PIZZA, CHOCOLATE

CHIPS, COOKIES, AND ICE

CREAM.

THOSE FOODS ARE THE FOODS

THAT CAUSE THE MOST MENTAL

DISTRESSES AND PHYSICAL

DISCOMFORT AND ARE HIGH IN

FATS AND SUGARS.

FOOD CAN CERTAINLY AFFECT

HOW YOU FEEL AND YOUR

HEALTH.

AND, PAT, THE PROBLEM FOR ME

IS I'M ADDICTED TO ALL OF

THEM.

Pat: JOHN, YOU

MENTIONED THE MAJOR FOOD

GROUPS TO THE TEENAGERS OF

AMERICA, PIZZA, CHOCOLATE,

COOKIES, AND ALL OF THESE

THINGS.

YES, THEY'RE HIGHLY

ADDICTIVE BECAUSE THEY'RE

LOADED WITH HIG HIGH

FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, AND

THAT IS HIGHLY ADDICTIVE,

BUT THAT'S THE WAY IT GOES.

FOLKS, I WANT TO TELL YOU

SOMETHING -- YOU KNOW, THEY

TALK ABOUT LIFE ON OTHER

PLANETS.

IN MY OPINION, THERE IS

NOTHING BUT GASEOUS BALLS

AND ROCKS UP IN SPACE.

THIS PLANET IS WHERE GOD HAS

AN EXPERIMENT IN WHAT HE

WANTS TO HAVE ACCOMPLISHED.

BUT SOMEHOW PEOPLE WANT TO

SPEND A LOT OF MONEY TO GO

TO MARS.

I DON'T THINK MARS IS SOME

PLACE I WANT TO VISIT.

AND IT WOULD TAKE A LONG

TIME AND A LOT OF MONEY TO

GET THERE.

BUT, NEVERTHELESS, OUR

GOVERNMENT, OUR NASA, IS

EXPLORING NEW HORIZONS.

WE WANT TO RETURN THEM

SAFELY.

Pat: YOU KNOW, I WOULD

BE KIND OF LIKE A LUDITE, IF

I SAID THAT NASA HASN'T

BROUGHT SOME TANGIBLE

BENEFITS TO ALL OF US.

THEY HAVE PIONEERED IN

SCIENCE, AND THEY HAVE

PIONEERED ROCKET TECHNOLOGY

FOR US, AND THEY'VE GOTTEN

ALL KINDS OF EXPERIMENTS ON

WHAT TO DO WITH

WEIGHTLESSNESS AND OTHER

TYPES OF MACHINES AND

COMPOSITES, AND THINGS THAT

HAVE BEEN VERY, VERY HELPFUL

TO OUR SPACE-BOUND

INDUSTRY.

BUT IT SEEMS LIKE THAT GREATññ

BIG AGENCY HAS LOST ITS

WAY.

AND IS IT STILL SHOOTING FOR

THE STARS?

OR HAS IT JUST BECOME A BIG

GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRACY TIED

UP IN RED TAPE?

DAVID BRODY WENT TO TAKE A

LOOK AT NASA.

IT'S ONE SMALL STEP FOR

MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR

MANKIND.

David: 1969, AMERICA

WINS THE SPACE RACE BY

PUTTING MEN ON THE MOON, AND

IT PUTS THE U.S. ON TOP OF

WORLDWIDE TECHNOLOGY FOR

DECADES.

NOW, ALMOST 50 YEARS LATER,

AMERICAN ASTRONAUTS DEPEND

ON RUSSIA, OF ALL COUNTRIES,

TO GET US BACK INTO SPACE.

IT SHOULD BE SEEN AS A

PRETTY BIG SCANDAL, THAT

AFTER ALL OF THE BILLIONS WE

SPEND EVERY YEAR, WE'RE

CURRENTLY SENDING AMERICANS

INTO SPACE ON RUSSIAN

ROCKETS, AND WE LITERALLY

COULD NOT GET AN AMERICAN

INTO SPACE ON AN AMERICAN

VEHICLE RIGHT NOW.

David: NEWT GINGRICH

JOINS AMERICANS ASKING THIS

QUESTION: WHAT HAPPENED TO

AMERICA'S SPACE DOMINANCE.

WHAT BEGAN AS GEMINI AND AP

APOLLO, TO SEND 300

ASTRONAUTS INTO SPACE OVER

THREE DECADES.

NOW THEY TEAM WITH OTHER

COUNTRIES, BUT IT IS A

RUSSIAN SPACECRAFT THAT GETS

OUR ASTRONAUTS THERE.

FACTORS INCLUDE: LACK OF

VISION, MONEY, AND PUBLIC

SUPPORT.

IT LED TO AMERICA FALLING

BEHIND OTHER COUNTRIES, BUT

NASA EMPLOYEES REMAIN

STEADFAST.

THAT VISION HAS CHANGED,

IT'S EXPANDED, THROUGHOUT

THE YEARS.

AND THERE ARE DIFFERENT

REASONS FOR IT.

WHETHER IT IS ECONOMIC OR

POLITICAL, BUT AT THE END OF

THE DAY, NASA IS ABOUT

EXPLORING.

David: AND IT HAS ALSO

BECOME ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE:

GOVERNMENT RED TAPE.

WE NOW HAVE BUREAUCRACIES

SO DESPERATE TO AVOID

FAILURE, THAT THEY BOTH

LIMIT THE RISKS THEY TAKE,

AND THEY TAKE FAR TOO LONG

TO STUDY WHAT'S GOING ON AS

THOUGH THEY COULD ANTICIPATE

EVERY PROBLEM.

IT IS A BIG PROBLEM FOR US.

David: NASA MAINTAINS

THE BOOK IS NOWHERE NEAR

CLOSED ON THE SPACE

PROGRAM.

THEY'RE JUST TUNING UP FOR

ANOTHER BIG SPLASH.

THE ATLANTIS PROGRAM WAS

AROUND FOR 26 YEARS, AND

DURING THAT TIME IT REALLY

GAVE AMERICANS A SENSE OF

PRIDE, MAKING THEM REALLY

PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN.

BUT WHAT IS NEXT FOR NASA?

WELL, THE ANSWER IS A

MISSION TO MARS.

WITH THAT IN MIND, NASA

LAUNCHED THE UNMANNED ORION

VEHICLE INTO SPACE.

THE DAWN OF ORION, AND A

NEW ERA OF AMERICAN SPACE

EXPLORATION.

David: ORION'S

DECEMBER MISSION PROVED

SUCCESSFUL, A TEST RUN, IF

YOU WILL, BEFORE NASA

ATTEMPTS TO SEND ASTRONAUTS

TO MARS SOME TIME IN THE

NEXT DECADE.

THE ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO

SEND HUMANS TO MARS AND

RETURN THEM SAFELY.

WE WANT TO SEND THEM TO AN

ASTEROID OR EVENTUALLY TO

MARS, AND WE WILL CONTINUE

TO INVIGORATE THIS COUNTRY

AND SHOW WE'RE STILL THE

LEADERS IN SPACE

EXPLORATION.

David: NASA WILL GET

EXTERNAL BACKING.

THAT MEANS WE MAY SOON SEE A

ROBOTIC SPACECRAFT CAPTURE A

POTENTIAL ASTEROID AND BRING

IT CLOSE TO THE MOON.

IT ALSO CLEARS THE WAY FOR

PRIVATE COMPANIES, LIKE

BOEING, TO CONTINUE

PARTNERING WITH NASA TO

BUILD SPACECRAFT THAT COULD

RESUME TAKING AMERICANS TO

THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE

STATION INSTEAD OF THE

RUSSIANS.

IT IS BRINGING BACK A LOST

EXCITEMENT, AND GINGRICH

WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOUNG

AMERICANS EMBRACING THIS

POTENTIAL.

WE SHOULD BE SAYING TO

14, 15, 16-YEAR-OLDS, GO

INTO SCIENCE, AND LEARN THE

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU THE

NEXT PIONEERS OF

EXPLORATION.

David: RIGHT NOW IT IS

NOT JUST NASA EXPLORING NEW

AREAS.

PRIVATE COMPANIES ARE HARD

AT WORK DESIGNING AND

TESTING ROCKETS TO TAKE YOU

AND ME UP TO SPACE.

AND HOW ABOUT USING COLD,

HARD CASH TO REWARD PEOPLE

FOR BREAKING NEW GROUND.

THERE IS PRECEDENT FOR IT.

CHARLES LINDBERGH TOOK HOME

25 GRAND FOR THE FIRST

NON-STOP FLIGHT IN HIS

SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS.

WE HAD A BILLION DOLLAR

PRIZE FOR THE FIRST VEHICLE

TO TAKE PEOPLE TO THE MOON

AND KEEM THEM THER KEEP

THEM THERE FOR, SAY, 60

DAYS.

YOU'D HAVE LOTS OF PEOPLE

TRYING.

David: IT MAKES FOR A

FASCINATING NEW CHALLENGE AS

AMERICA LOOKS TO ONCE AGAIN

EXPLORE --

THE EAGLE HAS LANDED.

David: -- UNCHARTED

TERRITORY.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS, AT

CAPE CANAVERAL IN FLORIDA.

Pat: NEWT'S IS VERY

CREATIVE BUSINESSMAN.

COMING UP, A BUSINESSMAN

BROUGHT DOWN BY THE ENRON

SCANDAL.

I THOUGHT IT WAS OVER.

THAT ANYBODY REMOTELY

ASSOCIATED WITH ENRON WOULD

NOT BE ABLE TO GO BACK INTO

THE FINANCIAL MARKETS.

Pat: THE WAKEUP CALL

THAT BROUGHT THIS

INTERNATIONAL BANKER TO HIS

KNEES.

WE'VE GOT THAT COMING UP

NEXT ON "THE 700 CLUB."

Pat: RICHES ARE

DECEITFUL.

GEORGE DELCANTO THOUGHT HE

WAS KING OF THE WORLD WHEN

THAT INTERNATIONAL BANKER

STRUCK A DEAL WORKING FOR A

BILLION-DOLLAR EMPIRE.

SUDDENLY HE WAS RIDING HIGH,

BUT GEORGE FELL FROM THAT

EXALTED PERCH JUST AS

QUICKLY WHEN HE BECAME ROAD

KILL IN THE PATH OF THE

TRAIN WRECK THAT WAS KNOWN

AS ENRON.

EGO, PRIDE, POWER --

Reporter: INTERNATIONAL

BANKING WAS GEORGE

DELCANTO'S WORLD, AND HE

THRIVED IN IT.

SUCCESS, IT WAS TROPHY,

IT WAS STATUS.

Reporter: AS FAR BACK

AS HE CAN REMEMBER, GEORGE

WAS OBSESSED WITH MONEY.

MONEY WAS MY GOD.

I COULD TELL IT WAS INSIDE

ME FROM THE GET-GO EARLY

ON.

I THOUGHT THAT MONEY WAS

REALLY SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE

WERE GOING TO LOOK AT YOU

DIFFERENTLY IF YOU HAD IT.

Reporter: RIGHT OUT OF

COLLEGE, GEORGE WAS WELL ON

HIS WAY TO MAKE A NAME FOR

HIMSELF.

EVEN AFTER MARRIAGE, HE

TRAVELLED EXTENSIVELY,

RELENTLESS IN HIS PURSUIT OF

MAKING MONEY.

HE HAD NO IDEA THE PRICE HE

WAS PAYING, BUT HIS WIFE AND

THREE CHILDREN DID.

HERE I AM TRAVELLING,

WORKING REALLY HARD TO MAKE

MONEY SO I CAN GIVE YOU NICE

THINGS.

AND I THOUGHT THAT THAT

SHOULD JUST BE A NORMAL

UNDERSTANDING THAT THEY

COULD SEE THAT.

UNBEE KNOWNUNBEKNOWNST TO

ME, IT WAS, LIKE, NO, DAD

DOES NOT WANT TO BE WITH

US.

Reporter: WHILE GEORGE

CONTINUED TO WORK AT A

FRENZIED PACE, HIS WIFE GAVE

HER LIFE TO JESUS CHRIST.

GEORGE AGREED TO GO TO

CHURCH WITH HER.

WHAT HE HEARD STARTED TO

SINK IN.

IT WAS THE FIRST TIME IN

MY LIFE THAT I REALLY

STARTED LISTENING TO

SCRIPTURE.

AND IT WAS THE FIRST TIME IN

MY LIFE THAT I WAS FEELING A

PRESSURE ON ME AND REALIZING

THAT MY LIFE AND WHAT I

BELIEVED IN WAS MAYBE NOT

RIGHT AT ALL.

Reporter: BUT HE STILL

COULDN'T LET GO OF WHAT WAS

MOST IMPORTANT TO HIM.

THE MONEY WAS STILL

GOOD.

THE MONEY WAS STILL GOOD.

Reporter: THEN IN 2000,

WHILE WORKING IN LONDON,

ENGLAND, GEORGE AND HIS

PARTNERS FOUND A POTENTIAL

BUYER FOR A BUSINESS CON

IDEA.

IN MY MIND, THE DEAL WENT

THROUGH.

TOGETHER, WITH MY THREE

PARTNERS, WE THOUGHT WE HIT

A HOMERUN, AND WE HAD.

Reporter: BUT THEIR

FORTUNES WERE SHORT-LIVED.

THE COMPANY WAS ENRON.

JUST A YEAR AFTER THE DEAL,

SCANDAL BROKE OUT THAT

BROUGHT DOWN THE

BILLION-DOLLAR EMPIRE.

GEORGE BECAME A CASUALTY AND

FEARED THE FALLOUT WOULD

RUIN HIS CAREER.

I WAS ROAD KILL.

I HIT THE BOTTOM.

I THOUGHT IT WAS OVER, THAT

ANYONE REMOTELY ASSOCIATED

WITH ENRON WOULD NOT BE

ALLOWED TO GO BACK INTO THE

FINANCIAL MARKETS BECAUSE OF

THE FINANCIAL SCANDAL THAT

WAS IN PLACE.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW FAR THAT

WAS GOING TO GO.

Reporter: GEORGE TRIED

TO MAKE SENSE OF HIS LIFE.

WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?

FOR MYSELF, FOR MY FAMILY,

FOR MY FUTURE.

AND EVERYTHING TURNED UP

ZERO.

Reporter: HE HAD TO

FACE THE TRUTH ABOUT WHO HE

HAD BECOME.

THAT'S WHEN I STARTED

REALIZING THAT I HATED

MYSELF.

IT WAS ALL ABOUT ME.

IT WAS ALL ABOUT ME.

I WASN'T REALLY THINKING

ABOUT MY FAMILY OR WHAT WAS

GOOD FOR THEM.

I WASN'T THINKING ABOUT

OTHERS.

I WAS IMPROVING THEIR LIVES,

HOW ANYTHING I WAS DOING WAS

FOR THE BENEFIT OF ANYONE

ELSE OUTSIDE OF GEORGE

DELCANTO.

Reporter: AND THEN

GEORGE REMEMBERED THOSE

MOMENTS IN CHURCH AND

REALIZED HIS ONLY HOPE WAS

TO TURN TO GOD.

AND I KNELT DOWN IN MY

STUDY, JUST OUT OF DISPAIR,

AND I SAID, JESUS, I'M

WORTHLESS.

I'M NOTHING.

I'M NOBODY.

I DON'T DESERVE ANYTHING AT

ALL, BUT HELP ME.

HELP ME.

I ACCEPT YOU.

I'M GOING TO FOLLOW YOU.

HELP ME AND I'LL BE YOURS.

THAT WAS A TURNING POINT.

THAT WAS THE TURNING POINT.

IT WAS LIKE A BUBBLE OF

CALM.

IT ENVELOPED ME AND MY

FAMILY.

AND I JUST STARTED READING

MY BIBLE EVERY DAY, THERE AT

THE OFFICE, JUST WHILEING

THE TIME AWAY.

I WAS NOT MAKING ANY

PLANS.

I SAID, MY LIFE IS HIS.

HE IS GOING TO TOMORROW

DETERMINE WHAT IS DONE.

Reporter: GEORGE SAYS

AS HE PUT GOD FIRST IN HIS

LIFE, HE GOT BACK ON HIS

FEET AND STARTED A NEW

BUSINESS.

HE ALSO CHERISHED EVERY

MOMENT WITH HIS FAMILY.

AND SEVEN YEARS LATER, HIS

WIFE DIED FROM CANCER.

GEORGE HAS SINCE REMARRIED,

AND HE MAKES IT A PRIORITY

TO SPEND TIME WITH HIS WIFE

AND HIS FAMILY.

HOUR PITIFUL MY OWN

VISION WAS FOR MY LIFE

VERSES THE LIFE GOD HAD FOR

ME.

MY MESSAGE IS DARE TO DREAM

GOD'S DREAM FOR YOUR LIFE,

NOT YOUR OWN.

IT IS BEYOND ANYTHING YOU

CAN IMAGINE.

Pat: WHAT DOES IT

PROFIT A MAN, THE BIBLE

SAYS, IF HE GAINS THE WHOLE

WORLD BUT LOSES HIS OWN

SOUL?

WHAT CAN YOU DO AND WHAT CAN

YOU GIVE IN EXCHANGE FOR

YOUR SOUL?

THERE ARE SO MANY GUYS ON

WALL STREET WHO ARE CHASING

THE BIG DREAM AND BIG

BUCKS.

THERE ARE GUYS WORKING FOR

GOLDMAN SACHS, AND MANY HAVE

MADE $500 MILLION A YEAR,

$10 MILLION -- THERE IS

NOTHING TO THAT.

THE BONUSES ARE ENORMOUS.

A GUY NAMED PAULEN MADE

PAULSEN MADE A COUPLE OF

BILLION DOLLARS.

WHASO PEOPLE WHO CHASE

MONEY, AND I CAN TELL YOU IT

IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE, THAT

MONEY CAN GO AWAY LIKE A

VAPOR.

YOU HAVE IT AND THEN IT'S

GONE.

IT IS SO EASY TO MAKE A BAD

INVESTMENT.

IT IS SO EASY TO GET

CHEATED.

IT IS SO SEE EASY TO GET

ROBBED.

MONEY IS A DECEITFUL

TASK-MASTER.

BUT JESUS CHRIST SAID, COME

UNTO ME, ALL WHO ARE HEAVY

LADEN, AND I'LL GIVE YOU

PEACE IN YOUR SOUL.

WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE PEACE

AND ETERNAL LIFE?

AND THE BIBLE SAYS, HE WILL

GIVE YOU RICHES, BUT THERE

IS NO SORROW TO IT.

WHEN YOU DO IT HIS WAY, YOU

DON'T HAVE SORROW.

GEORGE HAD LOTS AND LOTS OF

SORROW.

THE HEAD GUY WOUND UP DEAD

FROM A HEART CONDITION, FROM

CANCER OR WHATEVER HE HAD.

ANOTHER ONE SPENT TIME IN

JAIL.

IT WAS A TERRIBLE SCANDAL.

BUT WHAT ABOUT YOU?

YOU MAY NOT BE IN THE MONEY

GAME, YOU MAY NOT BE A

STOCKBROKER OR HEDGE FUND

MANAGER, BUT WHATEVER IT IS,

JESUS CHRIST IS TALKING TO

YOU RIGHT NOW.

WHAT DOES IT PROFIT A MAN IF

HE GAINS THE WHOLE WORLD BUT

LOSES HIS OWN SOUL?

RIGHT NOW I OFFER YOU THE

THING THAT IS MORE PRECIOUS

THAN DIAMONDS OR RUBIES OR

GOLD OR SILVER OR STORK

STOCK CERTIFICATES, AND THAT

IS ETERNAL LIFE WITH JESUS

CHRIST.

WHOEVER WILL CALL UPON THE

NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE

SAVED.

IF YOU WANT FURTHER HELP AND

PRAYER, YOU CAN GO TO YOUR

PHONES AND CALL IN.

IT IS 1-800-759-0700.

WE'RE THERE FOR YOU.

SO JUST PICK UP THE PHONE

AND CALL IN.

SAY, I WANT WHAT YOU'RE

TALKING ABOUT.

I WANT JESUS.

1-800-759-0700.

> WELL, YOU REMEMBER BACK

A FEW DECADES, THERE WAS A

YOUNG MAN IN MISSISSIPPI

NAMED EMMITT TILL.

A YOUNG BLACK GUY.

APPARENTLY HE WHISTLED AT A

WHITE WOMAN, AND THAT SET

THE RACIST TEETH ON EDGE.

AND BEFORE LONG, EMMITT TILL

WAS MURDERED.

WELL, THAT MURDER SPARKED

THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT.

WE COULDN'T HARDLY TELL

WHO HE WAS.

I DIDN'T SEE HIS EAR.

WHERE IS HIS EAR?

THAT'S WHEN I DISCOVERED

A HOLE ABOUT HERE, AND I

COULD SEE DAYLIGHT ON THE

OTHER SIDE.

Pat: WELL, IT IS BLACK

HISTORY MONTH, AND THE

VICTIM'S COUSIN IS GOING TO

BE SPEAKING OUT LATER, ON

"THE 700 CLUB."

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB" FOR THIS CBN

NEWSBREAK.

THE SEARCH FOR A KIDNAPPED

AMERICAN MISSIONARY IS UNDER

WAY IN NIGERIA.

PHYLLIS SORTOR WAS ABDUCTED

FROM HER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

COMPOUND IN THE CENTRAL PART

OF THE COUNTRY.

THE FREE METHODIST CHURCH

SAYS THE STATE DEPARTMENT

ARE WORKING WITH NIGERIAN

AUTHORITIES TO FIND HER.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAY SHE

UNDERSTOOD THE RISK, BUT

QUESTION WHY SHE WAS

KIDNAPPED.

OH, SHE'S GROWN UP WITH

DANGER.

SHE KNOWS FULL WELL WHAT SHE

IS INVOLVED WITH.

HERE IS A COUNTRY, 5,000

MILES, YOU HAVE TO FLY A

PLANE A DAY ENOUGH TO GET TO

AND THEY'RE OVER THERE DOING

GOOD FOR THE PEOPLE.

FRIENDS DESCRIBE SORTOR

AS A MISSIONARY INVOLVED IN

MULTIPLE PROJECTS TO HELP

THE NIGERIAN PEOPLE.

A PRAYER STATION OFFERS

WARREN CITY RESIDENTS

INFORMATION ABOUT

CHRISTIANITY AND PRAYER.

THE JUDGE ORDERED THE CITY

TO GIVE EVERYONE THE SAME

ACCESS, ALLOWING THE

PROPOSED REASON STATION TO

OPERATE UNDER THE SAME

TERMS.

THE LAWSUIT WAS FILED ON

BEHALF OF A RESIDENT AFTER

HIS REQUEST FOR THE REASON

STATION WAS DENIED.

THE CITY MUST PAY $100,000

IN FINES AND ATTORNEY FEES.

WELL, YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT WILL BE BACK WITHMORE

OF "THE 700 CLUB" RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Pat: HEY, FOLKS, THERE

IS STILL TIME TO SIGN UP FOR

REGENT UNIVERSITY.

U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT

SAYS IT IS ONE OF THE TOP 10

ONLINE COURSES AND PROGRAMS

IN THE NATION.

I BELIEVE TOP 10.

AND ANOTHER PRESTIGIOUS

MAGAZINE RATED TH THE MOST

BEAUTIFUL CAMPUSES IN THE

SOUTH, AND REGENT WAS ONE OF

THE 30 MOST BEAUTIFUL, ALONG

WITH NORTH CAROLINA AND DUKE

AND SOME OF THESE OTHER

BEAUTIFUL SCHOOLS, INCLUDING

THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

AND WASHINGTON.

ONE OF THE 30 MOST

BEAUTIFUL.

SO IT IS QUITE A NICE

PLACE.

IF YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED,

YOU CAN STUDY ONLINE OR

STUDY ON CAMPUS.

THE NUMBER TO CALL IS

1-800-210-0060.

AND THE SAME ACCESS TO

FINANCIAL AID IS FOR

STUDENTS AS THOSE HERE I ON

THE CAMPUS.

IT IS A TREMENDOUS PROGRAM.

THERE ARE ABOUT, LET'S SEE,

70 DIFFERENT COURSE DISTINCT

DISTINCTIVES YOU CAN TAKE.

WELL, IT IS TIME NOW FOR

"BRING IT ON."

AND YOU'VE GOT QUESTIONS,

AND SOMETIMES -- WELL, I

USED TO HAVE A RULE THAT IF

ANYBODY UNDER 10 WANTED TO

ASK A QUESTION, I WOULDN'T

TAKE IT BECAUSE THEY WERE

TOO HARD TO ANSWER.

WELL, THERE IS A 6-YEAR-OLD

BOY WHO WANTS TO KNOW WHO

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS?

AND HOW CAN WE EXPLAIN IN

KIDS' LANGUAGE WHAT WILL

MAKE SENSE.

WELL, YOU COULD TELL A

6-YEAR-OLD BOY WHAT LOVE

IS.

YOU CAN'T SEE LOVE, BUT YOU

UNDERSTAND WHAT LOVE IS.

YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT KINDNESS

AND GENEROSITY IS.

WELL, WHEN THE FATHER LOVED

HIS SON, JESUS, OUT OF THAT

LOVE WAS A SPIRIT.

AND THAT SPIRIT IS THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

AND HE BRINGS US THE

KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.

SO A LITTLE KID CAN

UNDERSTAND THAT.

WELL, JOHN WANTS TO KNOW --

HE SAID, "I WAS WONDERING

ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT.

IN ACTS 2: 4, IT WAS GIVEN

TO THE APOSTLES.

IN ACTS 7, IT WAS GIVEN TO

THE SAMARITANS WITH NO

EVIDENCE OF TONGUES.

CAN YOU EXPLAIN, PLEASE?"

THE APOSTLE SAW IT WAS

GIVEN.

HOW DID THEY KNOW THESE

PEOPLE HAD GOTTEN THE HOLY

SPIRIT?

THEY SAID, LOOK, THE HOLY

SPIRIT WAS GIVEN TO THEM

JUST AS IT WAS TO US.

WELL, WHAT HAPPENED?

THE SAMARITANS GOT THE HOLY

SPIRIT THE SAME WAY AS THE

APOSTLES.

AND IT IS PRESUMED WHAT THEY

WERE DOING WAS PRAISING THE

LORD IN ESTATIC UTTERANCE.

AND THEY SAID, WELL, THEY

GOT IT LIKE WE DID.

WHAT HAPPENED WAS -- WAS

THERE FIRE?

WAS THERE WIND?

IT DOESN'T SAY ANYTHING

ABOUT FIRE AND WIND.

BUT THE CHANCES ARE THEY

BEGAN TO PRAISE GOD AND THE

HOLY SPIRIT CAME UPON THEM.

NICOLE HAS WRITTEN US, AND

SHE SAYS "I HAVE BEEN

STRUGGLING WITH AN ADDICTION

TO HEROIN FOR MORE THAN 12

YEARS.

I HAD PERIODS OF SOBRIETY

DURING THE YEARS.

DURING MY LAST PERIOD, I WAS

CONVINCED MY BATTLE WAS

OVER.

I ATTENDED CHURCH AND WENT

TO WEEKLY THERAPY.

I'M A CHRISTIAN.

AND I BELIEVE JESUS IS THE

ANSWER.

HOWEVER, I'M STILL

STRUGGLING WITH RELAPSES.

I'M SO TIRED AND ASHAMED."

WE HAVE A DEAR FRIEND NAMED

JOHN, WHO HAD BEEN AN

ADDICT.

HE WAS A HARD-CORE ADDICT.

SO MUCH SO THAT WHEN HE WAS

IN PRISON, SOMEBODY, AS I

UNDERSTAND THE STORY,

BROUGHT HIM A GUN AND SAID,

WHY DON'T YOU JUST BLOW YOUR

BRAINS OUT.

YOU'RE HOPELESS.

HE WAS IN PRISON, DOING SOME

KIND OF A REHAB WORK, BUT HE

SAID WHEN HE GOT ON THE

TRAIN, GOING BACK TO QUEENS,

WHERE HE LIVED, HE BEGAN

LOOKING UP AT THE LIGHT

POLES AND HE SAW THOSE

POLES.

THEY LOOKED LIKE BIG

HYPODERMIC NEEDLES.

AND HE BEGAN TO -- HE

COULDN'T WAIT TO RUN TO THE

DEALER TO GET A FIX WHEN HE

GOT HOME.

BUT SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY

JESUS CHRIST GOT HIS HAND ON

HIM AMERICAN STOC, AND HE

DELIVERED HIM FROM HEROIN.

IT ISN'T EASY.

THERE ARE 12-STEP PROGRAMS.

THERE ARE PLACES THAT HAVE

SKILLED COUNSELLORS IN THIS

MATTER.

BUT YOU HAVE TO GET AWAY

FROM THE ENVIRONMENT WHERE

YOU ARE LOCATED.

YOU HAVE TO GET AWAY FROM

ALL OF THOSE TRIGGERS THAT

WILL TRIGGER A YEARN FOR

HEROIN.

IT IS A DIFFICULT

ADDICTION.

BUT WITH THE HELP OF SOME

PEOPLE -- YOU NEED AN

INTERVENTION GROUP TO COME

STAND BEHIND YOU.

THE THING I LIKE ABOUT A.A.

IS THEY PUT A PERSON WITH

THEIR CANDIDATES, IF YOU

WILL, THAT KNOW SOMETHING

ABOUT THE ADDICTION BECAUSE

THEY'VE BEEN THERE.

AND SO THEY CAN BE THERE.

AND YOU NEED SOMEBODY WITH

YOU, ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS.

BUT, AGAIN, THE BEST WAY TO

OVERCOME A HABIT OR TO FIX A

HABIT IS 21 DAYS.

YOU DON'T TAKE HEROIN FOR 21

DAYS, DAY AFTER DAY AFTER

DAY.

AND BEFORE LONG, YOUR BODY

THERE BE ACCLIMATIZED.

BUT IN THE MEANTIME,

WITHDRAWAL MAY BE HELLISH,

AND YOU NEED PEOPLE WITH YOU

TO HELP YOU.

LAST QUESTION: JOHN

SAYS, "IS IT OKAY TO TAKE AN

OATH IN COURT?

I FEEL IT IS WRONG."

WELL, THE OATH YOU'RE SAYING

IS, I'M GOING TO TELL THE

TRUTH.

I WILL TELL THE TRUTH, THE

WHOLE TRUTH, AND NOTHING BUT

THE TRUTH.

AND YOU SAY, SO HELP ME

GOD.

IF GOD IS HELPING ME, I WILL

TELL YOU THE TRUTH.

WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL ABOUT

THAT?

YOU'RE TELLING SOMEBODY I'M

GOING TO ANSWER HONESTLY.

I THINK IT IS PERFECTLY ALL

RIGHT.

THERE IS NOTHING SINFUL

ABOUT THAT.

WELL, THANK YOU FOR THOSE

QUESTIONS.

BY THE WAY, WE GET THEM

ONLINE.

PEOPLE SEND THEM IN ONLINE.

EVERY DAY WE GET A LOT OF

QUESTIONS.

AND WE CAN ONLY TAKE ABOUT

FIVE OF THEM, BUT THANK YOU

SO MUCH FOR THE ONES YOU DO

SEND IN.

> ON A HOT SUMMER'S NIGHT

IN 1955, A 14-YEAR-OLD

AFRICAN-AMERICAN BOY WAS

KIDNAPPED AND MURDERED DEEP

IN MISSISSIPPI.

THE YOUNG BOY'S NAME WAS

EMMILT TILL.

EMMITT TILL.

AND HE WAS KILLED -- AT

LEAST ACCORDING TO REPORT --

BECAUSE HE WHISTLED AT A

WHITE WOMAN.

HIS MURDERERS WERE NEVER

CONVICTED.

EMMITT'S YOUNGER COUSIN SAW

THE KIDNAPPING, AND IT TOOK

HIM A VERY LONG TIME TO BE

ABLE TO FORGIVE.

WATCH THIS.

* AMAZING GRACE

Reporter: ISAIAH 11 AND

6 READS: "A LITTLE CHILD

WILL LEAD THEM," AND IN SOME

WAYS, THAT IS THE STORY OF

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 1, 1955.

THAT CHILD WAS EMMITT TILL.

A 14-YEAR-OLD CHICAGO BOY

WHO MADE HEADLINES ONLY FOUR

MONTHS EARLIER.

HE WAS KIDNAPPED AND LYNCHED

WHILE VISITING FAMILY IN

MISSISSIPPI.

AT THE AGE OF 12, CAN YOU

IMAGINE GOING TO SLEEP AT

NIGHT AND WAKING UP THE NEXT

DAY AND YOUR WHOLE WORLD IS

UP SIDE DOWN.

Reporter: EMMITT WAS

VISITING HIS COUSIN THAT

SUMMER.

THEY WERE SLEEPING IN THE

SAME ROOM WHEN TWO MEN

SHOWED UP AT THEIR HOME.

THEY SAID, 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

JAY W.MILEM AND RAY RIGHT

HAND.

THEY OWNED THE STORE WHERE

EMMETT STOPPED TO BUY CANDY

A FEW DAYS EARLIER.

WE WALKED OUT OF THE

STORE, AND MRS. BRYANT CAME

OUT, AND SHE WAS WALKING

TOWARDS HER CAR, AND EMMETT

WHISTLED AT HER.

Reporter: THE WHISTLE

WAS A JOKE TO THE

14-YEAR-OLD FROM CHICAGO,

WHO WAS ALWAYS TRYING TO

MAKE HIS COUSINS LAUGH.

HE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THE

UNSPOKEN RULES OF THE

SEGREGATED SOUTH.

COLOR DIDN'T MEAN

ANYTHING TO HIM.

WE'RE ALL THE SAME.

HE GREW UP LIKE THAT.

Reporter: THIS IS WHAT

HE LOOKED LIKE BEFORE

AUGUST 28, 1955.

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 A

TALLAHASSEE RIVER, AND IT

WAS TIED TO A COTTON GIN.

THIS BODY WAS SO BADLY

DAMAGED WE COULDN'T HARDLY

TELL WHO HE WAS.

Reporter: SIMEON'S

FATHER IDENTIFIED THE BODY,

BEFORE IT WAS SENT TO

EMMITT'S MOTHER IN CHICAGO.

I DIDN'T SEE THE EAR.

WHERE IS THE EAR?

THAT'S WHEN I DISCOVERED A

HOLE ABOUT HERE, AND I COULD

SEE DAYLIGHT ON THE OTHER

SIDE.

Reporter: MRS. MOBLEY

WANTED THE WORLD TO SEE WHAT

SHE SAW.

SHE LEFT HER SON'S CASKET

OPEN AT THE FUNERAL FOR THE

THOUSANDS WHO CAME.

EVEN MORE WOULD SEE HIS FACE

ON THECOVER OF "JET"

MAGAZINE, WHERE 12-YEAR-OLD

SIMEON SAW IT FOR THE FIRST

TIME.

AT 12, I KNOW I DIDN'T

UNDERSTAND AT ALL.

BUT I UNDERSTOOD WHAT I

SAW.

I SAW THE INJUSTICE THAT

TOOK PLACE, AND IT AFFECTED

ME.

Reporter: IT HAS TAKEN

MORE THAN 50 YEARS FOR HIM

TO TALK ABOUT HIS COUSIN'S

DEATH.

HE SHARES HIS PAIN IN THE

BOOK "SIMEON'S STORY."

THE VERY FIRST EYE WITNESS

ACCOUNT OF EMMETT TILL'S

KIDNAPPING.

I WAS ENRAGED AND IM

IMBITTERED BY THE 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.

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, I SAID,

WE HAD NO ONE TO HELP US.

Reporter: DID YOU HATE

THOSE WHITE MEN?

I DON'T THINK I KNOW HOW

TO HATE, BUT I WANTED TO GET

EVEN.

I WANTED REVENGE.

Reporter: SIMEON AND

HIS FAMILY MOVED FROM

MISSISSIPPI TO CHICAGO NOT

LONG AFTER THE TRIAL, BUT

THE DISTANCE COULD NOT ERASE

HIS ANGER.

IF I WAS PROVOKED, I

WOULD TRY TO GET EVEN.

I REMEMBER ONE CASE, THERE

WAS A YOUNG LADY IN MY

CLASSROOM, AND SHE WAS FROM

ALABAMA.

AND SHE DID SOMETHING --

NOTHING SERIOUS -- AND I

THINK I SLAPPED HER.

Reporter: 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, AND THAT'S WHAT

CHANGED ME, REALLY.

I WAS SITTING IN THIS TAVERN

AND I HEARD THE VOICE OF THE

LORD WHO SAID, IF YOU DIE

TONIGHT, YOU'RE GOING TO

HELL.

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'S 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 SAID EMMETT DID MUCH

MORE THAN JUST WHISTLE.

I FEEL IF I MET HER, SHE

PROBABLY WOULD REPENT OF

WHAT SHE DID.

I THINK SHE WANTS TO, BUT

SHE PROBABLY DON'T KNOW

HOW.

Reporter: SIMEON SAYS

SHE WOULD LIKE TO MEET HER

AND SHOW HER HOW.

EFREM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Pat: TRIUMPH OVER

TRAGEDY.

YOU CAN WATCH MORE STORIES

ABOUT CIVIL RIGHTS AND BLACK

HISTORY BY GOING TO THE

SPECIAL PAGE ON OUR WEBSITE

AT CBN.COM.

> WELL, UP NEXT, A BOY

WITH LEUKEMIA IS FACING

DEATH, AND HIS PARENTS HAVE

NO MONEY TO PAY FOR HIS@z

TREATMENT.

HEAR HOW AN ANSWER TO

PRAIRIEPRAYER RESTORES HIS

HEALTH, AFTER THISC THIS

THIS.

Pat: FOR MANY NIGHTS,

10-YEAR-OLD LUKE HAD

NIGHTMARES, SOMETIMES ABOUT

LYING IN A COFFIN.

AND WITHOUT HELP FROM PEOPLE

LIKE YOU, THOSE DREAMS WOULD

HAVE BECOME A REALITY

BECAUSE LUKE HAD CANCER.

AND HIS PARENTS HAD NO MONEY

TO TREAT HIM.

Reporter: INSIDE IS NO

PLACE FOR AN ACTIVE

10-YEAR-OLD BOY, BUT IT IS

WHERE LUKE ENDED UP AFTER

HIS HEALTH STARTED FAILING.

I GOT STABBING PAINS IN

MY FEET AND IN MY SHOULDERS,

AND I COULD NOT SEE

CLEARLY.

THE WORST THING WAS WHEN I

GOT DIZZY AND HAD NOSE

BLEEDS ALL OF THE TIME.

I WONDERED IF THOSE

SYMPTOMS MEANT LUKE HAD

CANCER.

I KNOW SOME OTHER CHILDREN

WHO HAD THAT AND THEY DIED.

Terry: DOCTORS

CONFIRMED MRS. LOU'S FEAR,

LUKE HAD LEUKEMIA.

WHEN THEY HEARD THE BAD

NEWS, THEY STARTED WORKING

18 HOURS A DAY.

STILL, THEY ONLY MADE $166 A

WEEK.

ALL I WANTED TO DO WAS

SAVE MY SON'S LIFE.

MY MOM AND DAD KEPT

TELLING ME THAT THEY WOULD

FIND A WAY TO GET ME CURED.

BUT ALL I COULD DO WAS CRY.

SOMETIMES I HAD NIGHTMARES

WHERE I WAS LYING IN A

COFFIN.

I DID NOT WANT TO DIE.

I WANT TO LIVE.

Terry: EVEN THOUGH

LUKE'S CONDITION RAPIDLY GOT

WORSE AND THE LOUs DIDN'T

HAVE MONEY FOR CHEMOTHERAPY,

THEY REFUSED TO GIVE UP

HOPE.

IT WAS HARD FOR ME AS HIS

MOM TO SEE HIM GET WEAKER

AND WEAKER ALL OF THE TIME.

BUT I PRAYED TO THE LORD FOR

HIM EVERY DAY.

WE KNEW HE WAS THE ONE IN

CHARGE AND KNEW HE WOULD DO

AN AMAZING THING IN LUKE'S

LIFE.

Terry: HE DID.

WHEN CBN HEARD ABOUT HIM AND

HIS FIGHT FOR CANCER, WE

IMMEDIATELY OFFERED TO HELP

PAY FOR ALL OF THE

CHEMOTHERAPY AND MEDICAL

ATTENTION HE NEEDED.

AND AFTER ONE YEAR OF VERY

SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT, THE

DOCTORS FOUND THAT HIS BLOOD

PLATELET COUNT WAS BACK TO

NORMAL, ANDTHE LEUKEMIA IS

ALL GONE.

LUKEI IS SO DIFFERENT

FROM JUST A YEAR AGO.

THE DOCTOR SAID HE IS

COMPLETELY FINE NOW, AND

THERE IS NO DANGER OF HIM

DYING.

WE WANTED EVERYONE TO KNOW

ABOUT GOD'S FAITHFULNESS AND

CBN'S KINDNESS TO HELP POOR

PEOPLE LIKE US.

I'M SO TOUCHED BY WHAT

YOU DID.

YOU ARE STRANGERS, BUT GOD

TOUCHED YOUR HEART AND YOU

CAME TO HELP MY SON.

I THINK THE PEOPLE WHO

HELPED ME OR ANGELS.

Pat: ONE DAY WHEN YOU

STAND BEFORE THE HOLY GOD,

REMIND HIM ABOUT LUKEI, OR

HE'LL REMIND YOU ABOUT HIM.

BUT THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS

YOU DO AS A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB."

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM PROVERBS 22: "BY

HUMILITY AND THE FEAR OF THE

LORD, ALL RICHES AND HONOR

AND LIFE."

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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