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. (AP)
Found in Adkisson’s Home… the Big Three Conservatives (Pam’s House Blend)
Unitarians oppose anti-gay marriage ballot measures (The Pew Forum Religion News)
Deepest compassion to all in the UU congregation in Tennessee, and particularly to the families of the victims.
Seems like every day, the choice just gets clearer and clearer: we’re saved by love, or we’re cooked by hate. This is the time for everyone who believes in love to take a stand.
When? That would be now. Right now.
Where? Arizona, California, and Florida this fall, to start.
How? Support the opposition to those anti-gay (marriage) ballot measures in every way you can, speak out to friends. Most especially if you are a heterosexual ally. It is going to be with your love and commitment to justice that we all get through this.
*[Later note] Dana actually reflects on the incident and the issues underneath it here at Mombian: Finding Hope in Tennessee Tragedy. For which I’m grateful. Since sometimes I rummage around in my pockets and I can’t locate that hope anywhere. And I know it’s in there somewhere. I’m sure of it.
**[Still later note] And more from Sara at Suburban Lesbian Mom (cross-posted at Huffington Post).
**[Still later note] And these pieces at Alas, A Blog: this from Monday, Guns, Killing, and People, which reads the tragedy in light of Unitarian Universalist belief, and this one yesterday, Tennessee Shooting LInk Farm, which cites some thoughtful reflections and analysis.