Columbine Student’s Father After 12 Years


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 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!”
– Darrell Scott

Spread this to everyone you can.

  1. I have been studying Columbine for about a year. Rachel Scott is a true hero and so is her father. Thank you for sharing. This is a good site that gives more insight about Rachel’s faith and her life.

  2. So much for not politicizing the Conn Shooting? Theocratic Propaganda. Pathetic.

  3. @tendollar4ways â€“ How exactly have the gun-banners refrained from politicizing the tragedy?Rather it seems they are faithful to the adage “Never let a crisis go to waste.”

  4. @mikewb1971 – The gun banners have been politicizing the tragedy. Not the point. BOWatch has been condemning both sides (well mostly the left) for politicizing the shooting…then he turns around and politicizes the Killings to promote theocracy. He is a mini-WBC…or hell he might be one of them for all I know.

  5. virtus1 said:

    @tendollar4ways – Who asked for your cold callous opinion?  Your soul must be a desperately empty place.

  6. @virtus1 –  Right back at ya homey. 20 Kids are dead and you guys are “Not letting a crisis go to waste” as @mikewb1971 – points out  selling your we need to Promote Xtiainity in public schools. What bugs (but not surprising cuz it is how you guys roll) is you then turn arond and point your fingers and condemn the other side for doing EXACTLY what you are doing.Double dipping as usual.

  7. @tendollar4ways – I wondered when your trolling self would show up. It is true that I was sickened when the day of the shooting the progressive, and some conservatives, jumped to exploit the shooting for political gain.  I never said that we should not discuss the situation.   Actually I said, “There will be a time for us to discuss what happened, and how we go forward, but it is not now. Now is the time to support those who lost loved ones, now is the time to so some humanity and compasion.  I ask for both conservatives, and progressives to bit their lips, and let the dust settle before you go throwing wild accustions.”   Well the dust is settling, facts are becoming clear. I know that no mater what I say, you will call me a lair, a bigot, evil, radical, stupid, ignorant, or whatever slurs you have. Now I will say it is easy to target progressives as they are trying to gain ground politically. They are trying to advance an agenda. Conservatives are trying to preserve our liberty. Protecting is far different than advancing. It is clear that you missed the point of this posting. It was an attempt to show that past victims of horrible crimes do not seek to demonize, or spread hate. This man had a valid point, and a rational view.  You are not here to find justice or to point out hippocrates, you are here to spread hate, and demonize.Anyways, God Bless. 

  8. @tendollar4ways –  Every time you post something I find myself amazed. Amazed that such a hateful person actually exists on this planet.  I post part of a speech from the father of one of the Columbine victims.  The speech talks about how he doesn’t want to point blame at the NRA because they didn’t kill his daughter. A speech that asks you to search your own soul before you cast the first stone.  Your response, typical of what I have come to expect from you, come in and degrade anyone who is different than you.  Pay no attention to any meaning behind what has been posted, and blast away at anyone who dares disagree with you.  Typical of the left. It is how the progressives have acted for centuries. I am not a member of the West Borrow Baptist Church, and the fact that you would claim so proves that you are grasping at straws to try and destroy me. Of course, you will claim this to be a lie, call me some name, degrade me, and slap yourself on the back. I have come to expect this.  I am not pushing theocracy, I am trying to push people to see how this tragedy has shaped a mans life. He has not become a bitter hate filled man, a zealot for the progressive cause. Yes this tragedy turned this man to God, something I guess is horrible in the progressive faith. The bigger issue here is that this man is not out advocating for the banning of guns, the repeal of our rights, the down fall of the NRA. It would be easy to see, believe, and understand after losing his child at the hand of crazed gun man, this man would hold within him hatred for fire arms, and people who own them.  It would not be hard to understand how a man who doesn’t hunt, doesn’t target shoot, doesn’t own a gun, isn’t a member of the NRA would want to do away with guns.   But instead of targeting the typical scapegoat (the NRA and guns), he chose instead to target the root cause of the problem, the crumbling of American culture.  He understands that these tragedies cannot be stopped by more laws, but only by addressing what is within the hearts of man.   His belief is that the progressives march to rid the world of religion has been a root cause. I do believe in him, whether or not you agree with theology is not the issue here, the lessons held within many religions teachings are not something to be afraid of.  Thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, are not something to be afraid of.  I am also highlighting the fact that the media never covered this story, as it does not fit into their agenda.  Again it would be a great story to push the progressive agenda of banning guns, had he come out and said that he blames the NRA and the conservatives for wanting guns in this nation.  It is still a great story that this man with every reason to be filled with hate  has come out not to blame others but rather to ask people to look within their own hearts before casting the first stone.  A lesson that all of us need to learn. I know my words are meaningless to you.Merry Christmas and God Bless. 

  9. I will be back but to speak your language you have a plank the size of a telephone pole in your eye, you gleefully throw that first stone and do not do unto others as you would have them do unto you…trust me you are either knowingly or blindedly biased but you are being an complete asshole and consistently act like an asshole . will explain further when off droid.

  10. @tendollar4ways – I am sure you will tell me all about how I am evil and heartless.  You are the last person who can speak of being biased.

  11. Naw … just gonna point out how you are doing exactly what you accuse me of and condemn the left for.. I am not for gun control BTW…so should give you something to ponder. you can keep your guns.

  12. Thou shall not kill, Thou shall not steal are universal moral concepts. Thou shall not bear false witness is another yet you figure it doesn’t apply to you for some reason…and it is frustrating to deal with. You have different standards for yourself and others.”Your response, typical of what I have come to expect from you, come in and degrade anyone who is different than you. Pay no attention to any meaning behind what has been posted, and blast away at anyone who dares disagree with you. Typical of the left. It is how the progressives have acted for centuries.”I have called you a liar and I did call you an asshole in my last comment. I do think you are an asshole who does unto others…You pay no attention to the meaning behind my comments and blasts away at me because I dare to disagree..”Amazed that such a hateful person actually exists on this planet.” “you are here to spread hate, and demonize” and expect people to give you respect and fairness you refuse to give others.Thou shall not bear false witness.”Now I will say it is easy to target progressives as they are trying to gain ground politically. They are trying to advance an agenda. Conservatives are trying to preserve our liberty. Protecting is far different than advancing.”Conservatives are Advancing an agenda for teachers carrying guns in schools, eliminating gun free zones and this post about the man is about Advancing the agenda of Prayer in public schools. This dude is talking about Christianity (Our Heritage) so you are being dishonest with the universal religion….he is Advancing Christianity. He is blaming the lack of Christianity in schools and elsewhere for the gun violence. This is not different than a leftist blaming guns themselves.You bear false witness constantly. Why is this OK?? Why is it OK for you to ignore your own Holy Rules you want to force our children in public schools to be taught yet you yourself refuse to adhear to them? I can read this speech and see where you would draw positives from it. You are very biased and You do not try to read it from my point of view and see how it could be seen as threatening. You read don’t blame the NRA before you cast the first stone. I see him throwing that first stone himself blaming our lack of Christianity in the governmental sector.As I said…I am not for banning guns. I am not for banning religion either. However there is a place and a balance for everything. I assume you will simply ignore everything I wrote, call me a spreader of hate and question how such an evil person like me exists on this planet and the end with….God Bless Which of course is you using the lords name in vain because it is “fuck you”. That is the way I take it anyways and considering your lack of consideration and fairness you have given me since our discussions..that is what it is.

  13. Are you kidding me? Why is it if anyone says anything about the conn shooting it’s politicizing it? If you say gun control, politicizing. If you say more guns are needed, politicizing. If you say we need Christ, politicizing. This is nothing but a way to try to stop any type of conversation about what the root problem is. Thank you for your intolerance. @tendollar4ways – 

  14. @bryanschneider – You completely miss the point. OBW stood with stone in hand and threw it both sides for politicizing the Conn Shooting (while bashing Libs a little bit as well). They he comes out with this post which is doing the exact same thing that he is condemning others for doing. Homeboy has a plank in his eye the size of a telephone pole but he is determined to take the splinter out of others. How Righties Roll. Which is why I ask the question..How exactly is forcing OBW’s superior moral religious teachings in school suppose to stop these school shootings when these very rules don’t apply to him and people like him?

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