IS A MUST READ.....IT IS WORTH YOUR TIME...
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
following is a portion of the transcript:
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.
f irst 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.
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.
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. This was
written way before I knew I would be speaking here today:
laws ignore our deepest needs,
Your words are empty
You've stripped away our heritage,
Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
precious children die.
You seek for answers
And ask the question "Why?"
regulate restrictive laws,
Through legislative creed.
yet you fail to understand,
That God is what we need!
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 reek 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 restr ictive 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
"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!
daughter's death will not be in vain! The young people of
this country will not allow that to happen!"
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