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Python2
04-29-2009, 2:18 PM
Please delete if this is a FUD



Guess our national leaders didn't expect this, hmm? 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! Muc h 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 20 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!'

Do what the media did not - - let the nation hear this man's speech.. Please send this to everyone you can.
God Bless…..

hill billy
04-29-2009, 2:26 PM
It's been around a while, but it's still a good read.

goober
04-29-2009, 2:35 PM
snopes (http://www.snopes.com/politics/guns/scott.asp)

Sniper3142
04-29-2009, 4:38 PM
Thank you Python2 for posting this.

bassgruvn
04-29-2009, 8:21 PM
Wow Never read it till tonight
Brings a tear

savageevo
04-29-2009, 8:54 PM
first time i read that, thanks that was good. Its just sad that almost everything is getting rid of God in there everyday life. This country was founded with God in mind and when you start removing him, Things start to fall apart. Look around you. Sign of the times. For those you read the bible and know the bible, look up the chapter of Revaluations, That chapter is talking about our time. Our time is up.

Roadrunner
04-29-2009, 9:13 PM
I remember seeing this on the news after the Columbine shooting. Although Snopes says that the politicians that were present were neutral, I remember a bit of discomfort in some of their faces.

Snopes seems to be somewhat biased by referring to Darrell Scott's statement as "ramblings". So much for neutrality from Snopes.

goober
04-29-2009, 9:22 PM
I remember seeing this on the news after the Columbine shooting. Although Snopes says that the politicians that were present were neutral, I remember a bit of discomfort in some of their faces.

Snopes seems to be somewhat biased by referring to Darrell Scott's statement as "ramblings". So much for neutrality from Snopes.
the facts of the testimony are not arguable... and Snopes does not contest them.
the introductory editorial that surrounds it in this email meme is biased rhetoric, which Snopes points out.
some of the entry on this matter from Snopes could be seen as editorial as well... as you pointed out, calling the testimony "ramblings" is somewhat questionable. but if you restrict your analysis to the judgment of the facts, the
Snopes account does a good job of separating what occurred from the wrapper that was put around it and distributed.

Roadrunner
04-29-2009, 9:28 PM
the facts of the testimony are not arguable... and Snopes does not contest them.
the introductory editorial that surrounds it in this email meme is biased rhetoric, which Snopes points out.
some of the entry on this matter from Snopes could be seen as editorial as well... as you pointed out, calling the testimony "ramblings" is somewhat questionable. but if you restrict your analysis to the judgment of the facts, the
Snopes account does a good job of separating what occurred from the wrapper that was put around it and distributed.

I agree that Snopes facts about Darrell Scott's testimony are accurate, however, they taint their neutrality with biased opinion that could influence how Scott's testimony is received by an otherwise unbiased reader. That's pretty much what I was addressing.

andrewj
04-29-2009, 9:31 PM
I think some of the worlds biggest problems come from people trying to instill religion into others.

dustoff31
04-29-2009, 10:03 PM
It's sad that Mr. Scott's testimony fell on so many deaf ears.