The shooting at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church by domestic terrorist Jim D. Adkisson brings out the worst in the knuckle-dragging Freepers -- after all it was a faux Christian UU church, right? There are quite a few offers of prayers and sympathy, but the hardcore swamp-dwellers focus first on why more parishioners weren't armed, and then focuses on the fact that it's a progressive church and thus somehow, it brought the horror onto itself.
The filth is below the fold.
Actual Freeper Quotes
“How very sad. I wonder if this is a “gun-free” church.”
I know of very few churches, if any, that are officially gun free. The attacker in a situation like this always has the advantage of surprise and if has any gun training at all is going to shoot people before taken out. I don’t know about you, but I don’t sit in church watching for crazed gunmen every moment of the service. I have more important things to attend to.
This is what it’s all about folks. Any guy entering a church brandishing a shotgun should be dead meat before he can raise it and fire. We hear talk about how terrible it would be to return to the wild west days. I doubt too many people were walking into churches in those days gunning down people for the sport of it.
You don’t know many Unitarians do you? It’s a “progressive” church. They probably had The Vagina Monologues scheduled for the evening service. Prayers up for the injured.
It was probably a mini-rally for The Obamassiah and they were singing "The sun will come out tomorrow ....". Otherwise, a musical about a poor orphan (Annie) who is befriended by a rich capitalist (Daddy Warbucks), doesn't really fit the UU agenda. Now maybe, if there were a lesbian relationship between Annie and Mommy Warbucks or Annie got pregnant and had to get raise money for an abortion, that would be truly a part of the UU world view.
“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.”
In other words, a NEW AGE church. What do you expect? God is NOT in the center of this church. Human beings are.
Regardless of what you think of the faith and its tenets, the fact that a gunman attacked a bunch of parishioners practicing for a children's play is a shocking tragedy. Prayers for the wounded.
True and Unitarians as far as I know support a persons right to worship when and where they please unlike Obama's United Church of Church the pusher of Seperation of Church and State. I'm Baptist but I know a Unitarian preacher who runs an outreach close to that church when this took place to help persons in mental distress. He is a very kind man. I may not agree with his beliefs but I respect his right to have them and I admire the work he does outside his church. I don't think this was his church but I would hate to see the man attacked or injured for any reason.
I'm pulling external security for my neighbor, that happens to be a church that I won't go to because I disagree with their theology. But I am willing to watch the parking lot with a 12 gauge in my lap.
I heard that it was a “progressive church” that promoted homosexuality...and that figured into the reasoning of the shooter.
And the winner -- He [60-year-old Greg McKendry, who jumped in front of the gunman's bullet] did die doing good(which is nice), but, if his choice of churches is any indication, he died without knowing Christ. Death without Christ = eternal separation from God = Hell