Evolutionism Fomented Columbine Disaster, Father Says
Brian Rohrbough, father of one of the students killed in the Columbine school shooting in 1999, spoke on CBS News “free speech” segment October 2 after the recent Amish school shooting. Tonight (Nov. 22) on Fox News, the Bill O’Reilly show replayed an interview he had with Rohrbough about that CBS speech that led to a firestorm of reaction in the media and on the web (example). It was taped last month on his Talking Points October 6. O’Reilly titled it, “CBS News allows conservative point of view and all hell breaks loose.” He especially had taken issue with a poor choice of words Katie Couric had used on her blog, “We knew when we decided to put on this segment that a lot of people would disagree with it. We also knew some might even find it repugnant.” Bill countered that he found nothing at all hateful in the father’s short, impassioned yet sincere statement.
What was so repugnant? One thing was that Rohrbough had tied the massacre to the teaching of evolution. In Media Matters Oct. 17, Erik Boehlert called these “fringe comments.” With little sympathy for the bereaved father or his right of free speech, he said, “Rohrbough proceeded to uncork a radical-right sermon about how godless liberals were running the country by, among other misdeeds, teaching evolution in the classroom.” O’Reilly asked Rohrbough specifically about that reference to evolution, in which he had stated,
This country is in a moral free-fall. For over two generations, the public school system has taught in a moral vacuum, expelling God from the school and from the government, replacing him with evolution, where the strong kill the weak, without moral consequences and life has no inherent value.
The popular TV host appeared doubtful that evolution could have been a motive for the crime. Rohrbough, however, backed up the claim without a flinch. He told O’Reilly that evolution is implicated because it “gives the right to exterminate the weak.” Even more startling, he claimed that tapes made by the boys before they went on the shooting rampage clearly state that they were plotting their act because of evolution. That was evidenced further by the fact that Klebold wore a T-shirt on the fateful day proclaiming “Natural Selection.”
Rohrbough was frustrated that this evidence has not been released. “Evolution was the basis for the attack on Columbine,” he told O’Reilly; “They said it themselves. Unfortunately, the sheriff’s department won’t release the tape.”
Why won’t they release the tape? Possibly because it is vulgar and filled with foul language; maybe because they fear emotional trauma to the families. Or, perhaps it is considered too “politically incorrect” to link such an evil deed to evolution, lest the image of Saint Darwin be dishonored. Here’s a cause for concerned citizens to get involved and demand that the truth come out. Darwinists may claim till the mutant cows come home that evolution is merely a scientific theory with no moral strings attached, but students know how to connect the dots to nihilism. Need proof? Revisit our 08/31/2006 entry.