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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 6/23/2001 4:04:45 PM EDT
Finally, someone says it like it is. Big surprise it never made it in the news. BrenLover PART 1 > Darrell Scott Testimony > 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! 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.
Link Posted: 6/23/2001 4:06:20 PM EDT
PART 2 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 presence's 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. 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 > acknowledgement 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 thats 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!!! Send this to the major news agencies and newspapers, even local ones and ask why this wasn't reported on. Keep up the good fight. BrenLover
Link Posted: 6/23/2001 10:15:58 PM EDT
Excellent speech. People should be checking out this thread instead of McUzi's s#*t.
Link Posted: 6/23/2001 10:22:54 PM EDT
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I'm touched, I truly am. He is not blinded by ignorance or vengeance. His mind is open and well aware of the true crimes that were commited. I admire this man, and respect the government officials who let him voice out. I'm happy that he supports our cause (to an extent in pragmatism), but I could care less whether he was defending the NRA or any other organization for that matter. This is an open-minded, intellegent, and honest individual that has truly seen the light. Jew~ P.S. - This hasn't made the news?? Bullshit, I'm emailing O'Reilly this very instant, I'm not letting this slide by anybody in the hippie feel-good media world. What journalism refuses to cover, news analysis will pick with a fine-toothed comb. P.S.S. - It obviously didn't make news quickly enough if I'm just now hearing this. If this happened long ago, it's too late...my point proven: it was covered, but not spread.
Link Posted: 6/23/2001 10:49:34 PM EDT
I also heard the speech after the tragedy. It took a brave man not to blame the gun instead of the shooter. Guns are used in a very small percent of overall crimes.
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 9:48:15 AM EDT
Dk-Prof, if this made the news in as many sources as you say they must have been blips that were barely percievable. I like to think I keep up with news and news heard of this nor met anyone who had seen or read of it, didn't even here of it on the Fox news channel. For those reasons alone it needs to be put forth again where others who are not in the know either will read it. Obviously the "news" providers did not go out of there way to promote this, there was probably another meeting elsewhere in the building of more importance such as banning dodge ball that needed the coverage. BrenLover
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 10:25:27 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/24/2001 10:58:20 AM EDT
I believe I saw his testimony on C-Span. It was riviting. I have said it before and I will say it now; This man needs to be appointed by President Bush to a position of influence on public schools.
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 11:04:03 AM EDT
This type of anti-animism thinking needs to be stopped as it plays a very negative impact on global democracy and Sustainable Development.
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 11:11:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 11:48:51 AM EDT
DK, just calm down before you feel numbing pain in your left arm. It seems the majority have not heard of it. And yes I am aware that it would have taken place some time ago, no sense speaking about it to congress 2 years later. I have a feeling that if it was as widespread as you say it was probably several pages into a paper or in the last 1 minute of a news broadcast. It IS possible that I missed it as I do have a life, but to miss it when in so many sources, not knowing or hearing anyone mention it and not reading of it on alternative sources (ar15.com etc. etc.)is unlikely in my book. I prefer tv, talk radio, and cable news over papers as I can absorb info and do other things. 99% of newspapers are only worth lining bird cages so I dont even bother. Something like this often makes big news on boards like this when it happens, I saw nothing. So please just calm down , I would hate to have my post cause you to leave us grasping your chest because you got so upset. SORRY! just trying to show there are victims that dont cow tow to the liberals. BrenLover out... Gotta go read the PAPER ;)
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