I’m trying to make sense of the Knoxville, TN church shooting on Sunday. According to news reports, Jim D. Adkisson, burst into a Unitarian church killing two people and wounding six others.
Apparently what drove Adkisson to commit murder was his hatred of the “liberal movement”, which he blamed for his own state of unemployment. Adkisson had also received a letter from the state of Tennessee informing him that his welfare benefits would soon be cut or eliminated.
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,” according to the police report. Adkisson “could not get to the leaders of the liberal movement,” so he chose instead to “target those that had voted them in to office.”