“Liberals [are] ruining the country, and Democrats [have] tied [t]his country’s hands in the war on terror and [have] ruined every institution in America with the aid of the major media outlets.”
Sound like something you’d hear from Limbaugh and Hannity every day?
Actually, it’s the confession of a man who shot and killed two people and wounded seven others in a church where a childrens play was being staged.
This particular church is The Unitarian-Universalist church in Knoxville, TN, a stronghold of tolerance in an area not particularly known for it. According to the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations website:
Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion with Jewish-Christian roots. It has no creed. It affirms the worth of human beings, advocates freedom of belief and the search for advancing truth, and tries to provide a warm, open, supportive community for people who believe that ethical living is the supreme witness of religion.
Imagine that. Ethical living is the supreme witness of religion. There’s something so radical about that, isn’t there? Something so liberal.
Unfortunately, due solely to its tolerance of other human beings, this congregation was targeted by a psychopath who was convinced that these people — these liberals — were a significant part of what is wrong with America today.
How did he get that idea?