Church shooting in TN targeted "liberals and gays"
July 28, 2008 at 10:33 AM
The shooting which took place yesterday in Knoxville, TN at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalism Association appears to be a hate-crime targeting gays and liberals. The shooting killed two parishioners during an evening children's concert. The shooter, Jim Adkisson, left a manifesto decrying the progressive stance of this faith community and his hatred for gays and lesbians. The case perhaps demonstrates the need for additional penalties for hate crimes, which is available in Tennessee.
Knoxville shooter hated "liberals" and gays -- Box Turtle Bulletin
Police chief: Gunman targeted UUs for 'liberal stance' -- Philocrites
Did Knoxville shooter target church for being gay-friendly? -- Street Prophets
US church shooter hated "liberals" -- BBC News
Today we are all Unitarian-Universalists -- Shuck and Jive
Taking them at their words -- Republic Of T
UPDATE: Several eye witness accounts are now available on the Internet.
Lewis offers first-hand account of tragic church shooting -- Out & About Newspaper