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Ed Palmer
04-04-05, 07:52 AM

Subject: Fw: 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

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

"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

04-04-05, 08:14 AM
Great post! Need more people like him to stand up and tell the truth.

04-04-05, 08:22 AM
Iappriciate the sentiments in the mans words, and agree that it is people who kill, not weapons. Weapons are only tools. The intrument of murder is always human emotion. Fear. Hate. Ignorance.

As for the God part? well, most of you know my feelings on that. Just consider me a diest if you must.

Either way, god will NOT stop the killings. even a very religious person of ANY faith should be able to tell you that. It's not what the god of ANY religion does. ( though prayer can NEVER hurt anything, I must admit. And if it makes you feel better, what the heck.)

04-05-05, 11:35 PM

more than we as a single person or a society can say when SH*T HAPPENS, OK. Theirs a alot of balls, guts and LOVE to say watt this hear GENTLEMAN HAS SPOKEN!

Semper Fi

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