I was enjoying a nice peaceful day with the fam and just now heard about this. Not much to say except that I’m stunned. Things like this are so rare here. We were just having a conversation last night about what a great place this is to live and have a family. I’m reading a lot of other people’s reactions right now, and I’ll update this post with links…
SugarFatPie–“That is my church”
SayUncle–“The Mrs. often asks why I carry to church. Itâ€™s because shootings keep happening at churches.”
Michael Silence–A ton of updates and links to blogger reaction
More via Michael Silence–“Jim D. Adkisson singled out the church for its support of “liberal” and “gay” issues.” Here’s to hoping someone in prison gives him some enlightenment to gay issues.
More info on Jim David Adkisson–“He disliked blacks, gays, anyone who was a different color or just different from him.”
More stuff, really good stuff, from SayUncle:
The only difference another citizen with a gun would have made in this particular case is that instead of going to jail for three hots and a cot, Jim D. Adkisson would be going to the morgue.
The people who subdued him did so quickly and bravely. And hats off to them for that!
KnoxvilleTalks:Â “I finally had to turn the radio off after the call in which a man literally said that the UU church was ‘reaping what it sowed.'”Â That just proves that idiots can dial a phone.
I watched the local news, and I have to say I’m pretty disappointed in the coverage. Honestly, I expected programming to be preempted and coverage to be pretty heavy on this story.
Hat’s off to the News Sentinel for doing a tremendous job of following this story with constant updates.