DARRELLSCOTT’S TESTIMONY: HouseJudiciary Committee’s subcommittee

Guess our nationalleaders didn’t expect this, hmm?OnThursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the ColumbineHigh School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the HouseJudiciary Committee’s subcommittee.Whathe said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress waspainfully truthful.They were notprepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well.It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician,sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These courageouswords spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating, and deeply personal.There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice crying in thewilderness.The following is aportion of the transcript:

“Sincethe dawn of creation, there has been both good & evil in the hearts of menand women.We all contain the seedsof kindness or the seeds of violence.Thedeath of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the deaths of that heroicteacher, and the other eleven children who died must not be in vain.Their blood cries out for answers.

 “Thefirst recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in thefield.The villain was not the clubhe used.Neither was it the NCA,the National Club Association.Thetrue killer was Cain, and the reason for the murder could only be found inCain’s heart.

“Inthe days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quicklyfingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA.I am not a member of the NRA.Iam not a hunter.I do not even owna gun.I am not here to representor defend the NRA – because I don’t believe that they are responsible for mydaughter’s death.Therefore, I donot believe that they need to be defended.If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel’s murder, I would betheir strongest opponent.

I amhere today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy-it was a spiritualevent that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much ofthe blame lies here in this room.Muchof the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves.”I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelingsbest.This was written way before Iknew I would be speaking here today:  

Yourlaws ignore our deepest needs,

Yourwords are empty air.

You’vestripped away our heritage,

You’veoutlawed simple prayer.

Nowgunshots fill our classrooms,

Andprecious children die.

Youseek for answers everywhere,

Andask the question “Why?”

Youregulate restrictive laws,

Throughlegislative creed.

Andyet you fail to understand,

ThatGod is what we need!

“Menand women are three-part beings.Weall consist of body, mind, and spirit.Whenwe refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void thatallows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and reek havoc.Spiritual presences were present within our educationalsystems for most of our nation’s history.Manyof our major colleges began as theological seminaries.This is a historical fact.Whathas happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so doing,we open the doors to hatred and violence.Andwhen something as terrible as Columbine’s tragedy occurs — politiciansimmediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA.They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute toerode 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 monthsplanning this type of massacre.Thereal villain lies within our own hearts.

“Asmy son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two friendsmurdered before his very eyes-He did not hesitate to pray in school.I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! Ichallenge every young person in America, and around the world, to realize thaton April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to ourschools.Do not let the manyprayers offered by those students be in vain.Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard forlegislation 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 asincere challenge.Dare to examineyour own heart before casting the first stone!

Mydaughter’s death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will notallow that to happen!”

Do what the mediadid not – – let the nation hear this man’s speech. Please send this out toeveryone you can.

Yung Krall

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