The aim of “I’m Not Ashamed,” a movie about Rachel Joy Scott, who said “yes” when asked if she believed in God and became the first victim in the 1999 Columbine High School massacre near Denver, is to begin a youth movement.
Perhaps it’s already on its way.
It was at a recent screening of the movie, at Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, California, where the audience reaction was precisely what the producers and Scott’s mother, Beth Nimmo, wanted for the movie, which opens Oct. 21.
Ten people stood up at the end of the film to indicate their decision to follow Jesus.
“Our goal is not the movie in and of itself, although we want people to be blessed by it,” said Nimmo in a telephone interview from Indiana in between interviews and speaking engagements. “We want to start a youth movement of young people sold out and committed to their faith and not be ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Although 17 years have passed since Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold murdered 12 students and one teacher and wounded another 24 before committing suicide, Scott’s story still resonates, impacting more than 22 million people, according to producers.