Sunday, July 28, 2013

Father of a Columbine Victim to the House Judiciary Committee during a special session of Congress

Guess our national leaders didn't expect this. On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Little...ton, 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!"___________________________________________________________________________________________ - Darrell Scott


  1. Secular Toatlitarianism will never bring peace to mankind. Nothing can take the place of God in human society.

    Great post, Dog...........

  2. A friend of the family on facebook sent it to me. God Bless this Littleton Colorado dad and pray that more folks like him vote.

  3. It's deeper than that. Any child in America is more than welcome to take God to school with them. God is more than willing to go. There isn't a rule or law that can stop that from happening. It begs the question as to why more children aren't inviting God. We go visit God in a little white building on Sundays and we lock him in there when we leave. That's what's wrong with America. Not our schools.

  4. Ah so. So it sounds sort of like a matter of willingness.

    This reminds me of how I've come to regard step 1; how do I get along on my own... without God? Can I manage?

  5. It took me 40 years to get:

    I can't

    He can

    Let Him.

  6. It's the let Him where I'm eternally fucked. I'm good at letting Him after going about 9 months on living in 10 11 and 12 and then reviewing page 52.

    But every year that we come to the decision of whether to do the work again or not, we ask ourselves, "So, how am I doing on my own power... without God? "

    Do I need God?

    Do I need A.A.?

    Do I need God's Grace and mercy?

  7. So far you've made the correct decision.
    Move on to the next grade. Graduation
    is not allowed until your last day on
    planet Earth.

  8. The next grade? Tell that to my spiritual advisor who's got 34 years. He does steps yearly too... including an inventory and 5th step. He'll get a kick out of it.

    I've come close to not doing the work again this last time through. I could not bring myself to wanting to throw in the towel on what I still had in order to.go for something new. Many of us have a fear of the unknown because we can't see it. There ain't no guarantee that what's under door number 2 is better than what's under door number 1.

    Besides that, I'm blocked from my own defects. But I did it only because a fellow colleague asked me why I never 5th Step with him. So I decided in on that. I had plenty of inventory as usual.

    But just like people who don't do a full yearly inventory, I/we got the rest of the year to work on 10 11 and 12.

    And no, I don't take pigeons through the work. They do that stuff on their own. I usually say something like "So how's that inventory coming? " and they go POOF! And disappear from the face of the earth.

  9. Ain't that the truth.

    When I came in program, I threw in the towel with my ego and accepted a HP greater than me.

    As things improve, I take the towel back sometimes and tear off a scrap and throw it to HP hoping I don't have to do another complete surrender. That is OK with HP, He just lets me keep my obsession of the week until my misery brings me back to the altar.

    I call to mind Milton's "Paradise Lost" where he refers to God as the "Hound of Heaven" always nipping at my heels but never taking away my free will to choose Him or myself.

    I live each day face to face with the incessant clamoring of an inescapable self. The only solution for me is working the 5 parts of Step 10. I know that this drunk could not last a year, much less a month, without doing a 4th. several times a week.

    Its worked for 28 years for me. That's my story and I'm stickin to it.....