This was an email that was sent to me by my mother. I agree with everything it states and wanted to share it with everyone. I was driving to work this morning and listening to a piece of tape from the Ellen Show the other day. She was talking about an 8 year old boy who killed a fellow student because he was gay and asked this kid to be his valentine. The kid somehow got in his mind that this boy should be killed. Ellen was asking the world to change how we talk about and view things like being gay or black so that this doesn't happen again. My question is not who taught this boy that being gay is bad, but who taught him that killing someone is ok? The answer has to start with his parents!
Dear God: Why didn't you save the school children at?
Northern Illinois University
De Kalb, Illinois
Amish Country, PA
Columbine High School
Moses Lake , Washington 2/2/96
Bethel , Alaska 2/19/97
Pearl , Mississippi 10/1/97
West Paducah , Kentucky 12/1/97
Stam P, Arkansas 12/15/97
Jonesboro , Arkansas 3/24/98
Edinboro , Pennsylvania 4/24/98
Fayetteville , Tennessee 5/19/98
Springfield , Oregon 5/21/98
Richmond , Virginia 6/15/98
Littleton , Colorado 4/20/99
Taber , Alberta , Canada 5/28/99
Conyers , Georgia 5/20/99
Deming , New Mexico 11/19/99
Fort Gibson , Oklahoma 12/6/99
Santee , California 3/ 5/01 and
El Cajon , California 3/22/01
Sincerely, Concerned Student
Dear Concerned Student:I am not allowed in schools.
How did this get started?...
Let's see, I think it started when Madeline Murray O'Hare complained She didn't want any prayer in our schools. And we said, OK...
Then, Someone said you better not read the Bible in school, The Bible that says "Thou shalt! Not kill, Thou shalt not steal, And love your neighbors as yourself," And we said, OK...
Dr. Benjamin Spock said We shouldn't spank our children when they misbehaved because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem. And we said, An expert should know what he's talking about. So we won't spank them anymore...
Then someone said Teachers and principals better not Discipline our children when they misbehave. And the school administrators said No faculty member in this school Better touch a student when they misbehave Because we don't want any bad publicity, And we surely don't want to be sued. And we accepted their Reasoning...
And the entertainment industry said, let's make TV shows and movies that promote Profanity, violence and illicit sex... And let's record music that encourages Rape, drugs, murder, suicide, and satanic themes... And we said, it's just entertainment And it has no adverse effect and nobody takes it seriously anyway, So go right ahead.
Now we're asking ourselves Why our children have no conscience, Why they don't know right from wrong, And why it doesn't bother them to Kill strangers, classmates or even themselves.
Undoubtedly, if we thought about it long and hard enough, We could figure it out. I'm sure it has a great deal to do with...
"WE REAP WHAT WE SOW,"