Wednesday, February 20, 2013

COLUMBINE STUDENT'S FATHER 12 YEARS LATER !!

 Guess our national leaders didn't expect this. On Thursday, Darrell Scott,
 the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School
 shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House
 Judiciary Committee's subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders
 during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.


 They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well.
 It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician,
 every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These
 courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating, and
 deeply personal. There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice
 crying in the wilderness.. The following is a portion of the transcript:


 "Since the dawn of creation there has been both good & evil in the hearts
 of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of
 violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the
 deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other      eleven children who died
 must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.


 "The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel
 out in the field. The villain was not the club he used.. Neither was it
 the NCA, the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the
 reason for the murder could only be found in Cain's heart.


 "In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how
 quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a
 member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not
 here to represent or defend the NRA - because I don't believe that they
 are responsible for my daughter's death. Therefore I do not believe that
 they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with
 Rachel's murder I would be their strongest opponent


 I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy -- it was
 a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real
 blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame
 lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a
 poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best.


 Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
 Your words are empty air.
 You've stripped away our heritage,
 You've outlawed simple prayer.


 Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
 And precious children die.
 You seek for answers everywhere,
 And ask the question "Why?"


 You regulate restrictive laws,
 Through legislative creed.
 And yet you fail to understand,
 That God is what we need!


 "Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and
 spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we
 create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak
 havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational systems for
 most of our nation's history. Many of our major colleges began as
 theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has happened to us
 as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the
 doors to hatred and violence. And when something as terrible as
 Columbine's tragedy occurs -- politicians immediately look for a scapegoat
 such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that
 contribute to erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not
 need more restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by
 metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months
 planning this type of massacre. The real villain lies within our own
 hearts.


 "As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his
 two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in
 school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge
 every young person in America , and around the world, to realize that on
 April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our
 schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain.
 Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for
 legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him. To
 those of you who would point your finger at the NRA -- I give to you a
 sincere challenge.. Dare to examine your own heart before casting the
 first stone!



 My daughter's death will not be in vain! The young people of this country
 will not allow that to happen!"
 - Darrell Scott


 Do what the media did not - - let the nation hear this man's speech. 


 Please send this out to everyone you can.


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