The Wolf You Feed

This past July, Jim David Adkisson burst into a performance of Annie Jr. at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville and opened fire with a 12-gauge. Information from Adkisson directly is not readily available, but the search warrant for his house reads:

“During the interview 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 a 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 major media outlets. Adkisson made statements that because he could not get to the leaders of the liberal movement that he would then target those that had voted them in to office.”

After several books from popular talk radio hosts were found in Adkisson’s home, Bill Moyers did an interesting piece on talk radio and the influence that it might be having on its listeners. The piece weaves statements by Chris Buice, the pastor at TVUU, with excerpts from popular talk radio hosts.

I have my issues with both sides of the aisle at various times, but I’ll certainly say that at least the fringe liberals tend to end up burned out and living in the forest rather than toting shotguns into churches.

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