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Man who shot up fellowship in Knoxville wanted to kill liberals

I hate liberals, but only in the political sense. Not in the person to person sense. This is a travesty.

"The shotgun-wielding suspect in Sunday’s mass shooting at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church was motivated by a hatred of “the liberal movement,” and he planned to shoot until police shot him, Knoxville Police Chief Sterling P. Owen IV said this morning.

Jim D. Adkisson, 58, of Powell wrote a four-page letter in which he stated his “hatred of the liberal movement,” Owen said. “Liberals in general, as well as gays.”

Adkisson said he also was frustrated about not being able to obtain a job, Owen said.

The letter, recovered from Adkisson’s black 2004 Ford Escape, which was parked in the church’s parking lot at 2931 Kingston Pike, indicates he had been planning the shooting for about a week.

“He fully expected to be killed by the responding police,” the police chief said.

Owen said Adkisson specifically targeted the church for its beliefs, rather than a particular member of the congregation.

“It appears that church had received some publicity regarding its liberal stance,” the chief said. The church has a “gays welcome” sign and regularly runs announcements in the News Sentinel about meetings of the Parents, Friends and Family of Lesbians and Gays meetings at the church.

The church’s Web site states that it has worked for “desegregation, racial harmony, fair wages, women’s rights and gay rights” since the 1950s. Current ministries involve emergency aid for the needy, school tutoring and support for the homeless, as well as a cafe that provides a gathering place for gay and lesbian high-schoolers."


This is sad. But first let's be clear. This is ot a "Church" under the New Testament definitions as no place that celebrates sin could possibly be a member of the body of Christ. Just because someone names Christ or calls themselves a "Church" doesn't mean they are the real thing.

Nevertheless NO fellowhip or organization deserves to have some nutbag come in and shoot the place up and kill people. Like it or not they are free to practice what they believe in America so long as they obey the law.


God will sort out the false prophets and adherants on the final day, he doesn't need our help.

This man is very definitely disturbed and it's not a "conservative" vs. "liberal thing", although the usual idiots will gloat through the blood to make their point.

Liberals commit similiar crimes as well. But then you couldn't expect the idiots at FDR to fact check before they bark.

Comments

Damian said…
Didn't take long before some wingnut decided to try and lessen the impact of a wingnut terrorist doing what he's been told to by the far-right's talking heads by saying OMGZ LIBRULZ DO IT TOO.

Show me one example. ONE.

Oh, and of COURSE it's not a church - after all, they don't hate who you hate, so they're evil and sinful, right?

I know you can't, you pathetic coward. And I know you don't have the guts to allow your readers, all three of them, to see this comment.

There's no difference between people like you and this guy other than actually acting on your hate.

You're a sick person.
danda_panda said…
You openly admit that you "hate liberals" and reject the idea that a church that loves and accepts all of God's children is "not a church."

Considering what this church is going through after someone came in and killed 2 of its members it seems like a very good time to question the validity of whether or not they are a "church."

WWJD?
MacRanger said…
Here's some guts!

There is no need to defend the actions of this man, but pointing out that it's not a Church in the NT sense of the word is a valid point.

By the way, I did provide the link look at the post again.

Oh, and we get 500,000 views a month. Sniff.

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