Monday, August 4

Remembering Knoxville

As one of a handful of local Unitarian Universalists who stood in candlelit vigil to remember Greg McKendry and Linda Kraeger who were killed and seven other people who were injured at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist church in Knoxville, Tennessee last Sunday, it was gratifying to stand in solidarity with a congregation that had experienced tragedy and was determined to return to service as soon as possible.

Jim Adkisson, who is the alleged shooter, targeted the church "because of its liberal teachings and his belief that all liberals should be killed because they were ruining the country, and that he felt that the Democrats had tied his country's hands in the war on terror and they had ruined every institution in America with the aid of media outlets."

Adkisson said "he could not get to the leaders of the liberal movement that he would then target those that had voted them in to office."

Inside the house, officers found "Liberalism is a Mental Health Disorder" by radio talk show host Michael Savage, "Let Freedom Ring" by talk show host Sean Hannity, and "The O'Reilly Factor," by television talk show host Bill O'Reilly.

Perhaps these idealogues should be arrested as accomplices.