Friday, January 20, 2012

A Father's Speaks The Truth!


Worth 
the read!  
Columbine 
student's father 12 years later. I wonder why this was never put out by the news media? 

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. 
God 
Bless
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