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Columbine victims father addresses Congress- Wow

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<span style="font-style: italic">COLUMBINE STUDENT'S FATHER 12 YEARS LATER !!
&gt; Guess our national leaders didn't expect this. On Thursday, Darrell
&gt; Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High
&gt; School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the
&gt; House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee. What he said to our national
&gt; leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.
&gt; They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received
&gt; well. It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every
&gt; politician, every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called
&gt; expert! These courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful,
&gt; penetrating, and deeply personal. There is no doubt that God sent this
&gt; man as a voice crying in the wilderness.. The following is a portion
&gt; of the transcript:
&gt; "Since the dawn of creation there has been both good & evil in the
&gt; hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the
&gt; seeds of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy
&gt; Scott, and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven
&gt; children who died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.
&gt; "The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother
&gt; Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used.. Neither
&gt; was it the NCA, the National Club Association. The true killer was
&gt; Cain, and the reason for the murder could only be found in Cain's heart.
&gt; "In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how
&gt; quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am
&gt; not a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I
&gt; am not here to represent or defend the NRA - because I don't believe
&gt; that they are responsible for my daughter's death. Therefore I do not
&gt; believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything
&gt; to do with Rachel's murder I would be their strongest opponent
&gt; I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy -- it
&gt; was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the
&gt; real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the
&gt; blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I
&gt; wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best.
&gt; Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
&gt; Your words are empty air.
&gt; You've stripped away our heritage,
&gt; You've outlawed simple prayer.
&gt; Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
&gt; And precious children die.
&gt; You seek for answers everywhere,
&gt; And ask the question "Why?"
&gt; You regulate restrictive laws,
&gt; Through legislative creed.
&gt; And yet you fail to understand,
&gt; That God is what we need!
&gt; "Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind,
&gt; and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up,
&gt; we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in
&gt; and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our
&gt; educational systems for most of our nation's history. Many of our
&gt; major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a historical
&gt; fact. What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor
&gt; God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And
&gt; when something as terrible as Columbine's tragedy occurs --
&gt; politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They
&gt; immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to
&gt; erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need more
&gt; restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal
&gt; detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months
&gt; planning this type of massacre. The real villain lies within our own
&gt; hearts.
&gt; "As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw
&gt; his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to
&gt; pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I
&gt; challenge every young person in America , and around the world, to
&gt; realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was
&gt; brought back to our schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by
&gt; those students be in vain. Dare to move into the new millennium with a
&gt; sacred disregard for legislation that violates your God-given right to
&gt; communicate with Him. To those of you who would point your finger at
&gt; the NRA -- I give to you a sincere challenge.. Dare to examine your
&gt; own heart before casting the first stone!
&gt; My daughter's death will not be in vain! The young people of this
&gt; country will not allow that to happen!"
&gt; - Darrell Scott
&gt; Do what the media did not - - let the nation hear this man's speech.
&gt; Please send this out to everyone you can.</span>

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Re: Columbine victims father addresses Congress- Wow

Wonder why the other thread got locked?

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I am still trying to figure that out.

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