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  1. mrjim22

    mrjim22 Member

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    What do you think?????


    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 f ingers 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.
    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 r estrictive 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, 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 wreak 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. God Bless

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  2. Pull & Mark

    Pull & Mark Well-Known Member

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    That was a very powerful and touching speech!!! I can only hope and pray (and E-mail) that all the right people get the chance to read or better yet SEE the footage on his speech. Jeff
     
  3. luvnbearhugs1

    luvnbearhugs1 TS Member

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    Well it's partially true

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/scott.asp
     
  4. ezimmermann

    ezimmermann TS Member

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    Good citzens are law abiding people, who have the right to bear arms. Victimes are people who have no rights. ITS BETTER TO HAVE GUN IN HAND THAT A COP ON THE PHONE.
     
  5. tad houston

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    After reading “Snopes” explanation of how the statement made by Darrell Scott was accurate as portrayed, they only took exception to some of the details laid out in preliminary paragraph. They went on to trivialize Mr. Scotts statement by saying “Moreover, his words were probably the least relevant of all the statements given that day”, how can you say that testimony from a parent who lost a child in this tragedy is irrelevant? They go on to characterize his statement as a “rambling opinion”.

    I used to have respect for Snopes and trusted the information I found there, but not for some time now. This is only the latest of many instances where their bias is blindingly evident. I think the capper is their statement (in parentheses) that in his statement Mr. Scott was guilty of the following: “along the way repeating the erroneous assertion that prayer is “banned” in U.S. public schools.” I’m sorry but does anyone doubt that as we know it today, prayer in school does not exist.

    They seem to be adding this to discredit him based on the limited allowance of “student led prayer”. I still see incidents reported where even these situations are disallowed until an interested party threatens legal action. God help us if a teacher would happen to actually offer a prayer for a sick student or some other evil transgression of the “rights” of children of atheists.
     
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