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Father of Columbine Victim Speaks Out
Gather.com ^ | 4-2-08 | Leigh Featherstone

Posted on 04/17/2009 9:13:15 AM PDT by HotLead61

Darrell Scott-What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.

April 02, 2008 04:40 PM EDT views: 51 | rating: 10/10 (9 votes) | comments: 12 Please read the following:

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.

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, 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!"


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: banglist; columbine; congress; guncontrol; rachelscott; religion; shallnotbeinfringed
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With the ugly anniversary of the Columbine murders coming up, we would do well to remember, think, and act. For those who didn't see this last year, or who have maybe forgotten about it...
1 posted on 04/17/2009 9:13:16 AM PDT by HotLead61
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To: HotLead61

Guess who just made Janet’s List.


2 posted on 04/17/2009 9:18:22 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: HotLead61

I have heard Mr. Scott speak in person...it would break your heart. Break it right in half...


3 posted on 04/17/2009 9:20:02 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: HotLead61

God Bless Darrell Scott!

Man! He hit the nail on the proverbial head!!!

If America doesn’t return to God and SOON;
we are gonna be in for one hell of a mess!

Thank You, “HotLead61” for posting this!

Semper Fi,
Kelly


4 posted on 04/17/2009 9:25:39 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: who knows what evil?; Mrs. B.S. Roberts

I admit it..it took me 3 Kleenex sheets to get through this. If anyone wants to know what is WRONG with the United States of America is that men like this one is NOT occupying a seat of government.
This becomes evident when you read that “These words and thoughts were NOT WELL RECEIVED”. Any individual who did not and does not feel humbled by these words is part of the illness that infects our country this day.
Sir, my heart goes out to you. I wonder where you gained the courage you so openly demonstrate. No, I know and so do you.


5 posted on 04/17/2009 9:28:14 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views)
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To: HotLead61

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!

—Darrell Scott, father of Columbine victim


6 posted on 04/17/2009 9:28:36 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Shouldn't there be equal time for our Bill of Responsibilities?" -- Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: Albion Wilde

Hi AW, thanks much for the re-format.

God Bless You Richly.


7 posted on 04/17/2009 9:31:03 AM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: HotLead61

I guess the MSM didn’t think what Mr. Scott said in front of congress was important. If it had been CODE PINKOS you bet they would have covered it!


8 posted on 04/17/2009 9:32:04 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: HotLead61

We would do well to recognize that Columbine wasn’t a ‘School Shooting’ but a well planned Domestic Terror attack.

Klebold and Harris placed 4 propane tank bombs in the ‘commons area’ of Columbine highschool that morning, set the timers to explode at 8AM. This was designed to accomplish two specific desired results. 1. Kill as many students and teachers as possible in that commons (lunchroom) and 2. Cause the fire alarms to be sounded, which by training would result in the surviving school’s kids and faculty to evacuate straight into the parking lot where Klebold and Harris were waiting.

When those 4 propane bombs failed to detonate, they improvised and entered the school shooting anyone in their path.

ON April 21, 1991 I was in Atlanta, receiving an award from the Counter Terrorism Expo. I watched this event unfold live like most of you did on television, except I was standing with 100 or so counter terrorism experts from all over the United States, and from a dozen countries, including Israel and England, both of which had dealt with such terror attacks for decades in their respective nations.

The MSM, led by Blood Dancer Extrodinaire Katie Courice, completely, totally, and intentionally misrepresented this horrific attack solely to acheive their political domestic policy goals related to gun ownership. It was a continuation of the insane demonization of anyone thats a gun owner as allowed under the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution.


9 posted on 04/17/2009 9:33:40 AM PDT by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf
I admit it..it took me 3 Kleenex sheets to get through this.

Ditto. It was a good thing that plenty of tissues were made available to those in attendance listening to him speak about his daughter.

10 posted on 04/17/2009 9:33:52 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: HotLead61

Good post, but slightly misleading. The testimony was given to Congress on May 27, 1999.


11 posted on 04/17/2009 9:34:32 AM PDT by xjcsa (Currently shouting "I told you so" about Michael Steele on my profile page.)
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To: HotLead61

Darrel Scott..thank you for getting to the “heart” of the matter. Everyone looks to blame someone else for the actions of killers who have hate filled souls. May God Have Mercy on us all!

This in a week in which our President of the U.S. covered up the Symbol of Jesus at Georgetown University.


12 posted on 04/17/2009 9:34:40 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Obama Happens! Not my Fault!)
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To: Badeye

‘ON April 21, 1991 ‘

Sorry, I meant April 21, 1999


13 posted on 04/17/2009 9:34:51 AM PDT by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: HotLead61

Mr. Scott is a true patriot. He has had heart wrenching loss in his life and yet he has the courage and sound mind to know and preach something that no one in DC in cares to understand.

To even address his daughter killers by their first names shows he is a faithful Christian and believer in forgiveness.

This country, our government, could learn a thing or two by listening to this man.

God bless him and everyone who lost someone that day.


14 posted on 04/17/2009 9:35:54 AM PDT by JenB987
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To: xjcsa

Thanks, x, I didn’t know.


15 posted on 04/17/2009 9:37:40 AM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: HotLead61

I’m not sure if they’ll all thank me for it, but I just sent that out to my email list. Very powerful, and very much to the point.


16 posted on 04/17/2009 9:37:59 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: HotLead61

Is there a video of this anywhere?


17 posted on 04/17/2009 9:38:19 AM PDT by mckenzie7 (TOTUS = PONZI)
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To: HotLead61

I would have loved to have been there to see the looks on their faces...


18 posted on 04/17/2009 9:41:21 AM PDT by xjcsa (Currently shouting "I told you so" about Michael Steele on my profile page.)
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To: HotLead61

And also you!

I thought some individuals might like to just cut and paste it into a printable document or e-mail.


19 posted on 04/17/2009 9:44:08 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Shouldn't there be equal time for our Bill of Responsibilities?" -- Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Obama didn't cover up the symbol of Jesus at Georgetown.

GEORGETOWN DID!

20 posted on 04/17/2009 9:46:05 AM PDT by mckenzie7 (TOTUS = PONZI)
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To: HotLead61

One of, if not the greatest articles I have ever read. Very profound and no doubt........... guided by the hand of God.

This is just one of the citizens that Obama’s administration would label Right Wing Extremist. He, and folks like him, are among those that our DHS would have our nations law enforcement target...... and that is exactly what she has tried to do.


21 posted on 04/17/2009 9:56:18 AM PDT by Gator113 (I'm a PROUD RIGHT WING EXTREMIST.... Obama has failed, IMPEACH Obama NOW....)
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To: mckenzie7
mckenzie7 wrote: Obama didn't cover up the symbol of Jesus at Georgetown. GEORGETOWN DID!

Obama asked Georgetown to cover it up. Where have you been?

22 posted on 04/17/2009 10:01:42 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Obama Happens! Not my Fault!)
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To: mckenzie7

Georgetown University Hid Religious Symbols at White House Request
Georgetown University, a Catholic institution, covered up religious insignia symbolizing the name of Jesus during President Obama’s address there Tuesday after the White House requested the change.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/04/16/georgetown-university-hid-religious-symbols-white-house-request/


23 posted on 04/17/2009 10:03:50 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Obama Happens! Not my Fault!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead; null and void

ping


24 posted on 04/17/2009 10:05:47 AM PDT by stockpirate (We stand as conservatives at the Hot Gates like the 300, what will history say of us?)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf
"Any individual who did not and does not feel humbled by these words is part of the illness that infects our country this day."

How deeply Satan's claw has ensconced itself within the cold, empty hearts of the wicked...

25 posted on 04/17/2009 10:12:24 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Liberals: Punishing success and subsidizing losers for 150 years")
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To: HotLead61

BTTT


26 posted on 04/17/2009 10:26:04 AM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: HotLead61
the ugly anniversary of the Columbine murders coming up, we would do well to remember, think, and act

We blame the guns,
but never think about the drugs used by these killers.

These killers were prescribed these drugs by doctors.

We should read and think about SSRIs as the cause of this lawlessness.

shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
27 posted on 04/17/2009 10:38:06 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: mckenzie7

Yes, but Georgetwon did at the request of the White House!


28 posted on 04/17/2009 10:42:27 AM PDT by CabinJohn
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To: CabinJohn

Yes but that doesn’t mean that Hussein Obama requested the coverup.


29 posted on 04/17/2009 10:45:37 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: HotLead61; Quix

Ping to you, pal Quix.

Thought you’d find this one interesting.


30 posted on 04/17/2009 10:58:33 AM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: HotLead61

Thanks.

Will check it out.

What particularly stuck out to you as of interest to me?


31 posted on 04/17/2009 11:02:00 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: HotLead61

Excellent post.

Thanks.

Bless you and yours.


32 posted on 04/17/2009 11:05:22 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: HotLead61
They will just ignore him as one of we Christian freaks and nut cases, just hanging on to our guns and religion!!!
33 posted on 04/17/2009 11:08:07 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (WE THE PEOPLE, In order to TAKE BACK OUR UNION, Swear to FIGHT the Marxists.)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

INDEED.


34 posted on 04/17/2009 11:08:10 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: AmericanMade1776; mckenzie7

“GEORGETOWN DID!”

I view this as even worse. I was telling my kid’s and wife how Obama wants to run the businesses, medical care, etc. - “that is what communists do - have the government run everything, manage how companies do business, etc.”. Then I told them how Obama had asked the CEO of GM to resign.

And after a short pause to let them think “this Obama guy is nuts” said “AND THE GUY RESIGNED!!”

It is one thing to have a commie president “ask” that you resign, or cover up a symbol. It is an entirely different thing to accept his request instead of telling him to go pound sand.


35 posted on 04/17/2009 11:15:19 AM PDT by 21twelve (Drive Reality out with a pitchfork if you want , it always comes back.)
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To: Quix

The Christian context.


36 posted on 04/17/2009 11:19:24 AM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: mckenzie7
Is there a video of this anywhere?

I dunno. There should be, though. Let us know if you find one.
37 posted on 04/17/2009 11:21:13 AM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: Badeye
Try April 20th. 1999.
38 posted on 04/17/2009 11:23:03 AM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: HotLead61

Ahhhhh. Thanks.


39 posted on 04/17/2009 11:34:30 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Churchillspirit

‘Try April 20th. 1999. ‘

I took the date off the award plaque behind me on the wall. Guess I actuall received it the next day. thanks


40 posted on 04/17/2009 11:47:42 AM PDT by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: Badeye

You may already realize this, but he must have thought you were referring to the date that Columbine actually happened?


41 posted on 04/17/2009 11:50:37 AM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: Badeye
Easy date for me to remember....I was hosting a party for my friend's 60th. His birthday was actually on the 21st., but he had another engagement that day so we had the party on the 20th.

Impossible to have a celebration and ignore the events of the day, so one of the guests played and sang Amazing Grace - very moving.

RIP the innocent victims of Columbine.

42 posted on 04/17/2009 12:22:05 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: Churchillspirit

I just remember walking out of a seminar into the hotel lobby, and seeing it on the tv screen there...within two minutes there was a large crowd of watching and waiting for word as to what was actually happening. It was surreal standing next to a Mossad agent and a Brit counter terrorism expert and just listening to their running commentary.


43 posted on 04/17/2009 12:26:25 PM PDT by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: who knows what evil?
Thanks for posting this, Rachel became a great blessing to me and my family. Yes, there is truly a Holy Spirit and his plans for you are to prosper in ways, wondrous ways impossible to anticipate. http://www.rachelschallenge.com/

Rachel lives!

44 posted on 04/17/2009 12:35:46 PM PDT by mission9 (It ain't bragging if you can do it.)
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To: HotLead61

Columbine Memorial Ping.


45 posted on 04/17/2009 1:03:08 PM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: mission9; HotLead61

The posting credit goes to ‘HotLead61’. :-)


46 posted on 04/17/2009 1:21:26 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: HotLead61

bump


47 posted on 04/17/2009 1:24:40 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: who knows what evil?

Thanks, wkwe, you’re too kind.

I just hope I’ve got half the guts that Rachel Scott and her Dad have shown.


48 posted on 04/17/2009 1:58:16 PM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: HotLead61
I just hope I’ve got half the guts that Rachel Scott and her Dad have shown.

So say we all...

49 posted on 04/17/2009 3:27:27 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: HotLead61

BTTT


50 posted on 04/17/2009 5:39:37 PM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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