27 July 2008

Church shooting

This one involves a Unitarian church in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The story is still developing, but an apparent right-wing nationalist, unaffiliated with the church, started shooting at random. Currently two are dead, and seven more injured, according to reports I am reading off of Daily Kos and elsewhere.

Mental illness is being ruled out at this time.

My thoughts are with the church and its members.

Update: BBC is naming the Unitarians' gay-friendly liberal positions as a very possible cause of the rampage - something the US-based reports are overlooking.

WBIR, Knoxville
Knoxville News Sentinel
Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church

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