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Recommendation: Read below and then help yourself decide where responiblity for shooting deaths really lies.

              Darrell Scott's Words

 On Thursday, May 27, 1999, 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 sub-committee. 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
 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 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
 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
 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
 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
 - 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

 Your laws ignore our deepest needs, Your words are empty air.
 You've stripped away our heritage, You've outlawed simple
 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,
 soul, 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 influences 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
 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. Political posturing and restrictive legislation are
 not the answers. The young people of our nation hold the key.
 There is a spiritual awakening taking place that will not be
 squelched! We do not need more religion. We do not need more
 gaudy television evangelists spewing out verbal religious
 garbage. We do not need more million dollar church buildings
 built while people with basic needs are being ignored. We do
 need a change of heart and a humble acknowledgment that this
 nation was founded on the principle of simple trust in God!"

 "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
 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!"

 Be courageous enough to do what the media did not-let the nation
 hear this man's speech. Please send this out to everyone you

Thanks,  Frenchie


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    This page is dated April 2000.