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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, ever
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


"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


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. This was written way before I knew I would be

speaking here today:

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, 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 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 

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 out to everyone you can

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