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Lifetime Movie About Amish School Shooting That Killed Five Draws Fire

Mar 25, 2010  •  Post A Comment

A Lifetime Movie Network adaptation of "Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy” will air this Sunday, March 28.

Oddly, the authors of the book didn’t want the TV or movie rights sold to Lifetime–or anyone else for that matter–and their publisher sold those rights over the authors’ objections, the Associated Press reports.

The book is about the mass shooting at a Pennsylvania Amish school. The authors said they declined to work with the movie producers out of respect for their subjects.

According to the AP report, "Elizabethtown College professor Donald B. Kraybill and two co-authors say their publisher, Jossey-Bass, sold the film rights to the book. They say they’ll donate their proceeds to charity."

The movie is based on what happened at the West Nickel Mines Amish School in October 2006. Five girls were killed in the school shooting. 

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  1. A MOVIE THAT MUST BE MADE WHAT EVER IT TAKES
    Do you know someone who has Autism? Do your children have Autism? Did you know there is a mega population of Autism caused deliberately in the name of money, power and control; and you the parent are not the blame for your child’s Autism? Let’s make believe that a higher power just gave you a mission that must be completed or many children will perish, and you will answer for it in Judgment if you do not help complete this mission. A real mission impossible just been handed to you, because it’s a mission that can be done and not impossible. Maybe this is not making believe, do the right thing handing out this e-mail to movie producers.
    This country and the world are looking for the truth as to why this is happening, from Top Officials to Hollywood Actors, the world is asking why we have a growing mega population of children being diagnose with Autism a few years after parents having a normal birth. It is not the children that are born with Autism at birth which is the problem, which is only a handful; it is the mega population that is created after a good birth – that is the question? Unbelievably it is not surprising to some on this epidemic that has allowed this to continue. It is a well known fact that sometimes something happens so critical that affects our country and the lives of children and families, but could never be expose to the public simply because the source with the information is poor with no money.
    I am not a scriptwriter, nor am I trying to get fame or trying to make a million dollars. I am not a professional writer, though I find enjoyment in writing, and write pretty well. However, I am on a quest to make possible my story into a movie to save as many children and family that I can in this country through a motion picture with an unbelievable true story. I am a grandfather rearing my grandchildren and people call me RC Grandpa. I know you have heard many, even thousands of stories about someone who is trying to get famous, or 60 minutes of fame, or that they have the big story of the century trying to become the next greatest. I assure you I am neither one, nor a want-to-be. I do however have a fascinating story that holds a great and very large platform in this country of importance and facts, not your Friday night action flick that holds only a small portion of this platform. A story that must told of top priority involving our children.
    I am looking for a movie producer who is willing to do things a little different from following his own protocol when it comes to excepting a movie script. One that is willing to read my book even though is not a movie script that he is use to handling for his acceptances to make a movie. By this, I mean a script can be created later after reading my story, bypassing a scriptwriter or an agent for the moment; I cannot afford any of them. I am a poor man, which is why I am force to do this in this way. I wrote a true story that will save many children in America from the horrible experience my grandbaby went through that other children should not. A story that the news media have been waiting for, for two decades against our children. A story that every family in America have been waiting for – for years. A story that the world have been waiting for in response to our children‘s epidemic of a special kind in this country and abroad.
    A story that needs to be made into a movie that will win your Oscar I‘m sure. I cannot publish the story because of money, and I cannot find or raise the money to publish, or I cannot find an honest agent to deal with a new author. I cannot find a publisher that is willing to look at my story unless I go through an agent. I am in the middle of a catch-22. Fact is, if I could publish this book – this book would be a best seller for years on end. This is the reason I am seeking out a movie producer to make the movie. I know this is not the right way of doing things, but because of the importance and the incredible true story behind it, I have no other choice but to seek a producer to make this movie about my grandson. To inform the American people, Movie Stars, Families on the facts of what has been going on for two decades underneath our noses, and how my baby contracted Autism is what this feature film in tales.
    A True story of a baby boy who refused to die after being infected with a infectious bacterium that destroyed his immune system and other vital organs, that made him Autism Spectrum Disorder today, where many other children have died over the same treatment and experiment that my grandbaby went through before landing in the hospital. For the many others that do not land in the hospital they carry the infectious bacterium day by day until the time limit is up when they are diagnosed with Autism between the ages of three and five year of age. It is a bacterium that is deliberately implanted on our children. In 1970, the numbers were 1 in 10.000 children being diagnose with Autism, making it somewhat rare. A couple of years later another estimate was done and it went to 1 in 2,500 children. In 2006 an incredible increase was recorded – falling to a whopping I in 166 children being infected. One year later 2007, it dropped to 1 in 160. In 2008, the number went to 1 in 150. In 2009, it went to 1 in 100. Today 2010 the number is now 1 in 90 children are being infected with Autism 3 to 5 years after a good birth. Why?
    Soon the numbers will be 1 in 50 children being infected with this disease after a good birth. I am not talking about the birth of Autism where a child is born with Autism. I am talking about the multi mega population of children that are born normal then later when they hit 3 to 5 years of age they are diagnose with Autism. There are many Movie Stars with children that have Autism; many of their children were born normal only to find out a few years later their children contracted the Autism disease – why? I know my story will slow down the production of Autism finally. My heart goes out to many people, especially to the Movie Stars and Famous People with much money, that not even money can answer the big question – “Why did this happen to my son or daughter after a good birth? The 9 months of torture and horrible events that we went through is a perfect 2 ½ hours motion picture that will serve this country well.
    After they almost killed my grandbaby boy that today he has Autism, after All Children Hospital saved his life, I conducted an in-depth research for three years, and what I found out will shock the world. This story of the horror and torture my grandbaby went through in 9 months must be told, and how we arrived at the heart of the problem of our children today being infected with this disease. Some of you movie producers out there, that do not give a dam about people like me with no money, or care for people with Autism, I say to you is time to have a change of heart. There has to be one producer out there that truly cares what I have here to save children’s lives. That can truly help me in producing this movie on what happen to my grandson, to prevent it from happening to another child and to stop the production of Autism in this country finally. I know why we have a mega population of Autism children in America – do you? I don’t care how long the movie will take to complete, and I don’t care about the money. It’s a movie that is needed in this country. Besides all the lies you have heard as to why this is happening to our children, I say to you remember that this is a country that have lived on lies throughout history; question is do you know the truth of the production of Autism? On the other hand, do you believe what you are programmed to believe? The true story of my grandson’s Autism is in no way directed in the direction of hurting, or discrediting our government or doctors, but only the way my grandson received his Autism. As far as the government and doctors knowing about this Autism Affect – history shows that they were already exposed by other families 30 years ago to this country, my story is just a wake-up call to the reality of the situation today, and of course to inform all families.
    I am a Christian man rearing my grandchildren. I see how evil this world is, Evil -vs- Good, Republicans -vs.- Democrats, Poor -vs.- Rich, Greed -vs.- Share, Church -vs.- State; an evil world, where good will go to heaven, and evil will surely go to hell. What I am asking here is no more than a small miracle from your heart for the good will of Gods Children. Of course, the rewards will follow, and maybe a small incentive will fall on my lap along the way if you choose it to be. Fact is, that you can make this happen to save millions of children from this disease – I guarantee it! If not interested or you do not make movies like this, then I ask you give this message to someone you know who may be interested, a young producer who wants to make a name for himself. Thank You and God Bless our Children.
    P.S.
    Please excuse my candor, my directness. I know is distasteful. If you had a magic
    crystal ball in your hands, you will see everything my family and me have gone
    through. From the experiment on my grandbaby that they give to all children’s that
    almost killed him. The pain, suffering, and torture my grandbaby went through, the
    Government’s rejection to help us, the agents who are trying to steal my research and
    story lines to create their own book, to the greed we have in this country. This has angered me a little, that you cannot blame me for feeling the way I do. A story of facts. I truly believe in my heart that my grandbaby’s story and my research will save millions of
    children in America. All I need is for one of you movie producers to have the heart of God. I will send you the complete book and all you have to do is read the chapter of “The
    Bloody Drive”, so you can see what it took me to search out and learn the truth. It is this chapter “The Bloody Drive” that this movie should be the starting point.
    Ralph Colon 863-385-2030 / 863-255-2946 Cell. ralph2007@embarqmail.com

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  6. IM CHRISTOPHERS MOTHER,, IT TOOK MY SONS SICKNESS FOR THIS MAN TO BE A GOOD FATHER ALL OF A SUDDEN… THIS MAN IS A LYING ASS MONSTER WHO IS ONLY USING MY KIDS FOR MONEY…. HE EVEN FORGED MY NAME ON ADOPTION PAPERS FOR MY DAUGHTER LIED TO THE COURT ABOUT GOD KNOWS WHAT…AND NOW HE CARES ABOUT KIDS… WHEN ALL HE DID ALL MY LIFE WAS TELL ME I WOULD NEVER AMOUNT TO NOTHING…. WELL GUESS WHAT DAD IM SOMETHING,,, IM THE PERSON WHO IS GOING TO SHOW YOU THAT GREED IS THE RUTE TO ALL EVILNESS…..:( FOR ALL WE KNOW HE PROBABLY CAUSED ALL OF IT!!

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