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Since the Columbine High School murders shocked the nation the parents of the slain teens have reacted by writing books filing lawsuits or doing endless media interviews Darrell Scott father of two victims has founded a ministry and spoken before government officials police departments spiritual leaders celebrities and many young people In his speech to the House of Representatives on May 27 1999 he strongly urged the lawmakers to recognize the real reason for the Columbine tragedy His rhetorical situation leaves a strong impact on the listener directly attacks the lack of God in schools and pushes lawmakers to make the right decision The speakers life collapsed April 20 the day his daughter Rachel was the first killed outside Columbine High School because of her belief in God Early in the morning a few days after this horrendous event a grief-stricken Scott awoke suddenly Two verses had come to his mind One said I have brought you to the kingdom for such as this and the other said I will put you before kings and rulers and you will not be afraid I will tell you what to say Beideman E6 The Biblical verses that had come to mind made it clear to Mr Scott that this was a spiritual event Emboldened by the verses he set out on a mission of healing to reach out to teens He began a non-profit organization called Columbine Redemption which he says is Rachels message brought to light when several of her diaries were found in her room and in her backpack The journals contain poetry letters to God letters to friends drawings and commentary that spoke eerily of her belief that she would die at an early age Beideman E6 These diaries and journals allowed Mr Scott to look into his daughters personal thoughts and realize the love she had for God and how she longed to share His love with others The eerie premonitions of her
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