Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Word About the Tennessee Church Shooting

Not much time for a post today, but I did want to throw this word out there about the shooting this week at the Unitarian Universalist church in Tennessee.

Headlines in the news are blaring about how the shooter -- Jim David Adkisson -- hated liberals. I am waiting for them now to begin carping that "fundamentalists are dangerous." The Unitarian Universalist church is not orthodox Christianity by any stretch of the imagination, and are indeed known for their very liberal views. But a little discussed side of this is that the shooter isn't a Christian either. In fact, some stories I read had acquaintances of Adkisson saying that the man held religious people in general disdain.

So, let's keep that in mind. Just because someone hates liberals to the point of gunning them down doesn't mean they're fundamentalist or conservative Christians. In fact, I can pretty well assure you that someone who does something like this isn't a Christian at all. Conservative or liberal.


Cindy Swanson said...

Absolutely, Joel. The first news stories that came out included quotes from a female acquaintance who claimed the shooter hated Christianity and religion in general. Now, all of a sudden, it's about how he hated gays. Oooh-kay.

Solameanie said...

Maddening, isn't it? The mainstream media loses more credibility with me every day.