Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Looks Like I was Right

In my initial judgment about the nut who shot up the UU church in Tennessee. AP reports that a letter was found in the shooter’s car saying he did it because he was mad at liberals and gays:

An out-of-work truck driver accused of opening fire at a Unitarian church, killing two people, left behind a note suggesting that he targeted the congregation out of hatred for its liberal policies, including its acceptance of gays, authorities said Monday.

A four-page letter found in Jim D. Adkisson’s small SUV indicated he intentionally targeted the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church because, the police chief said, “he hated the liberal movement” and was upset with “liberals in general as well as gays.”


The report also indicates that had the man not been tackled and subdued by members of the congregation, a lot more people would have died:

In Adkisson’s letter, which police have not released, “he indicated … that he expected to be in there (the church) shooting people until the police arrived and that he fully expected to be killed by the responding police,” Owen said. “He certainly intended to take a lot of casualties.”

Witnesses said the attack was cut short after some church members tackled the gunman and held him until police arrived.

He had 76 shells for his shotgun, so he could have done a lot more damage than he did.