August 3, 2008

Tennessee Church Shooter Hated Liberals, Watched Fox "News"

Whenever news breaks of a church-related shooting, some Christians immediately assume that the shooter had to be an atheist. This assumption continues in case after case, even though the shooter inevitably turns out to be a disgruntled Christian. The recent shooting at the Tennessee Unitarian church is likely to be no exception. Could this be yet another act of Christian terrorism?

According to a letter police recovered from Jim Adkisson's SUV, he targeted the Unitarian Universalist Church because "he hated the liberal movement."
Adkisson "stated that he had 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 the major media outlets," Investigator Steve Still wrote.
I cannot help thinking that this senseless act serves as evidence that Fox "News," Rush Limbaugh, and the like affect vulnerable individuals. It turns out, there is merit to what started as mere speculation.

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