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  • UPDATE: Deadly church shooting suspect led authorities on chase in stolen car

    08/17/2014 7:30:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    WRDW ^ | Aug. 15, 2014
    COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. — Deputies confirm a suspect has been arrested in Jacksonville, Florida for the deadly shooting of a 55-year-old man in Columbia County last night. The coroner's office identifies the victim as William Davitte. He was shot and killed at Marvin United Methodist Church on S. Belair Rd near Wheeler Rd. Davitte and his wife, Jennifer Davitte, were turning on the sprinkler system at the church around 10:30 p.m. when the shooting happened, said Columbia County Cpt. Steve Morris. The husband was shot three times and died on the scene. His wife was taken to the hospital with...
  • Gun Talk Radio 10/6/13

    10/06/2013 4:58:50 PM PDT · by mylife · 145 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 10/6/13 | Tom Gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio 10/6/13~~07:00 CST Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream Here
  • CPSO: Pastor shot, killed during church service

    09/28/2013 1:46:25 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 34 replies
    kplctv.com ^ | Posted: Sep 27, 2013 11:12 PM CST Updated: Sep 28, 2013 3:37 PM CST | By Monica Grimaldo
    LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A pastor was shot and killed during a church service on Friday night in Calcasieu. According to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers, it happened around 8:20 p.m. at the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center at 307 Deshotel Lane in Lake Charles. Myers said Pastor Ronald J. Harris Sr. was shot "as he was preaching." Woodrow Karey Jr., 53, of Lake Charles, is accused of walking into the church and shooting Harris. Myers said Harris, of Lake Charles, was pronounced dead at the scene. Myers said Karey shot Harris with a shotgun twice, once...
  • Pastor shot dead mid-sermon by disgruntled ex-deacon, who turned himself into police after the....

    09/29/2013 6:18:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    FULL TITLE: Pastor shot dead mid-sermon by disgruntled ex-deacon, who turned himself into police after the horrific murder A Louisiana pastor was fatally shot as he preached to a crowd of more than 60 during a revival service. Pastor Ronald J. Harris Sr. was preaching at about 8:20 pm on Friday at Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center when he was shot twice by former deacon Woodrow Karey. Mr Karey entered the church as Mr Harris was preaching to over 60 churchgoers and 'walked up to him and shot him at close range,' officials said. The pastor was then shot a...
  • Louisiana pastor shot to death while preaching in church

    09/28/2013 6:32:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/28/2013 | Kevin Murphy
    A Louisiana pastor was shot to death while preaching in church, and the suspected gunman was arrested after surrendering to police, authorities said on Saturday. Woodrow Karey, 53, faces a charge of second degree murder in the slaying late on Friday of Pastor Ronald J. Harris Sr. at the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said. Lake Charles is 190 miles west of New Orleans. Karey walked into the church, shot Harris twice with a shotgun and then fled, Myers said. About 50 to 60 people were in the church...
  • Guy Walks Into Church, Shoots Father-in-Law in Head: Cops

    06/17/2013 10:19:33 AM PDT · by JOAT · 29 replies
    Newser.com ^ | 6-17-2013 | Rob Quinn
    A Utah man has been arrested for allegedly walking into a church on Father's Day and shooting his father-in-law in the back of the head in front of horrified parishioners. Police say Charles Richard Jennings Jr., 35, stole a pickup truck at gunpoint after the incident at a Catholic church in Ogden but was captured hours later in the next county, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. The injured man is in critical condition but is expected to survive. Police describe the shooting as a "domestic violence-related incident." Witnesses say Jennings entered the church hand-in-hand with his wife before walking over...
  • Media Belatedly Mentions that Gunman Who Opened Fire in a Church on Easter Left Behind a Koran

    04/11/2013 6:54:37 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 6 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | April 11, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    The media has done its best to bury the story. Plenty of headlines read, “Man Yells About God After Church Shooting” which gives a completely false picture of events...
  • Witness: Man yelled about God after church killing [‘Will Of Allah’ (NOT God)]

    04/01/2013 7:21:37 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 43 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 4-1-13 | ap
    ASHTABULA, Ohio—Witnesses say the 25-year-old man accused of walking into an Ohio church and fatally shooting his father after an Easter service Sunday was yelling about God and Allah after the killing. Police say Reshad Riddle walked into the Hiawatha Church of God in Christ in Ashtabula and killed his father, 52-year-old Richard Riddle, with a single shot from a handgun Sunday afternoon. Associate Pastor Sean Adams told The (Ashtabula) Star Beacon newspaper that worshippers started screaming, ducking down and calling 911 on cellphones after the shooting. ""It was terrifying," Adams told the newspaper. "The children were screaming and people...
  • 4 Dead, 3 State Troopers Injured After Blair County Church Shooting

    12/21/2012 11:06:52 AM PST · by P.O.E. · 41 replies
    KDKA ^ | 12/21/12 | Staff
    BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — Emergency officials are on the scene of a deadly shooting in Frankstown Township, in Blair County. Right now, sources tell KDKA-TV that four people are dead, and three Pennsylvania State Troopers were also hurt, but are expected to be okay. Sources say at least part of the shooting took place at the Juniata Valley Gospel Church. Troopers responded to a 9-1-1 shots fired call about 9 a.m. Additional 9-1-1 calls reported an armed man shooting at additional locations. According to sources, two troopers were fired at by the driver of a pickup truck on Juniata...
  • Ga. church shooting shows attacker aided by law disarming victims

    10/27/2012 6:48:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 October, 2012 | David Codrea
    The executive director of GeorgiaCarry.org, a state gun rights group, took to the airwaves yesterday on Atlanta’s NBC 11 Alive to weigh in on Wednesday’s shooting at Pastor Creflo Dollar's World Changers Church International, a College Park megachurch. Jerry Henry faced questions from news anchor Ted Hall and assertions by disarmament advocate State Senator Donzella James to explain why his group believes the choice should be left to the churches. Henry’s group is leading a fight to overturn a state law dictating disarmament, and has submitted a petition to the United States Supreme Court, presenting a single question: "Does a...
  • I shot US abortion doctor to protect children, Scott Roeder tells court

    01/28/2010 12:16:12 PM PST · by Ben Mugged · 420 replies · 3,643+ views
    Guardian ^ | 28 January 2010 | Ed Pilkington
    A self-proclaimed born-again Christian who believes all abortions are a sin told his trial for murder today that he shot dead an abortion doctor in Wichita, Kansas, to protect unborn children. Scott Roeder said he had bought a .22-calibre Taurus gun and ammunition on 30 May 2009, the day before he shot George Tiller, and practised target shooting with his brother. Then he checked into a motel in Wichita, and the next day followed Tiller to the church in the town where the doctor was an usher. His defence lawyer asked: "Did you go and shoot Dr Tiller?" Roeder replied:...
  • Do ELF terrorists read political books?

    09/06/2009 5:50:46 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 10 replies · 603+ views
    When I heard about the ELF group's latest acts of terrorism immediately the first question that popped into my head was "well what kinds of books do they read?"...... little did I know how brilliant that really was. For those around me who may have forgotten, Jim David Adkisson who shot up the Tennessee Unitarian Church also read books from O'Reilly and a few others, and when the drive by media found out this fact they proceeded to morph the discussion of despicable acts into one of their usual political rallies against their enemies in talk radio. The shooting itself...
  • Pastor Asks Members To Bring Guns To Church

    06/04/2009 9:58:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies · 791+ views
    AP Report ^ | June 04, 2009
    Pastor asks members to bring guns to church Says it's a good way for his Ky. flock to celebrate Independence Day Ken Pagano, pastor of New Bethel Church in Louisville, Ky., says America wouldn't exist without God and firearms. Thurs., June 4, 2009 LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A Kentucky pastor is inviting his flock to bring guns to church to celebrate the Fourth of July and the Second Amendment. New Bethel Church is welcoming "responsible handgun owners" to wear their firearms inside the church June 27, a Saturday. An ad says there will be a handgun raffle, patriotic music and information...
  • AP version of Tiller Story

    05/31/2009 2:36:51 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 21 replies · 1,251+ views
    fair use quote from AP article at Yahoo site: quote: "This is particularly heart-wrenching because George was shot down in his house of worship, a place of peace."
  • Suspect arrested in connection with slaying of abortion provider (Child Murderer) George Tiller

    05/31/2009 12:37:08 PM PDT · by upchuck · 118 replies · 5,360+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | May 31, 2009 | BY STAN FINGER AND JOE RODRIGUEZ
    The suspect in this morning's fatal shooting of George Tiller is in custody, according to emergency dispatchers. Authorities have yet to release more information about the arrest. Wichita police have scheduled a 4 p.m. news conference to discuss the case. Police had said they were looking for white male who was driving a 1990s powder blue Ford Taurus with Kansas license plate 225 BAB. The vehicle is registered to an owner in Merriam, which is in the Kansas City area. Wichita police Capt. Brent Allred said that several law enforcement agencies -- including the FBI and the KBI -- have...
  • Abortion Doctor Killed in Church

    05/31/2009 11:38:34 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 114 replies · 4,227+ views
    AOL News ^ | May 31, 2009
    Late-term abortion doctor George Tiller, a prominent advocate for abortion rights wounded by a protester more than a decade ago, was shot and killed Sunday at his church in Wichita, a city official said. A City Hall official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak about the case told The Associated Press that the 67-year-old doctor was killed Sunday morning at Reformation Lutheran Church. Police spokesman Gordon Bassham would not confirm the victim's identity pending notification of relatives. He said the shooting occurred at 10:03 a.m. and the gunman fled the scene in a 1993...
  • (Child Murderer) Tiller shot dead in church this morning

    05/31/2009 11:13:09 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 116 replies · 4,313+ views
    Breitbart ^ | May 31, 2009 | unknown
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Media outlets are reporting that late-term abortion doctor George Tiller has been shot and killed at his church in Wichita, Kan. Anonymous police sources told The Wichita Eagle other media that the 67-year-old doctor was killed Sunday morning at Reformation Lutheran Church. Police spokesman Gordon Bassham would not confirm the victim's identity pending notification of relatives but said a 67-year-old "high-profile individual in the community" was shot and killed. Tiller has been among the few U.S. physicians performing late-term abortions. His clinic has repeatedly been the site of protests for about two decades and he was...
  • Report: George Tiller Shot To Death [Child Murderer Killed At Wichita Church]

    05/31/2009 10:08:54 AM PDT · by upchuck · 223 replies · 19,363+ views
    KMBC ^ | May 31, 2009
    WICHITA, Kan. -- Dr. George Tiller, a Kansas man who became one of the most famous figures in the national debate over abortion, was shot and killed at his church Sunday morning, KAKE-TV reported. Tiller was walking into Reformation Lutheran Church at 10:03 a.m., when he was shot. Tiller was pronounced dead when emergency crews arrived, the station reported. Police were looking for a blue Ford Taurus with a K-State vanity plate, license number 225 BAB. Police described him as a white male in his 50's or 60's, 6'1," 220 lbs, wearing a white shirt and dark pants.
  • George Tiller (Child Murderer) shot to death at Wichita church

    05/31/2009 9:35:48 AM PDT · by Kansas58 · 1,499 replies · 77,417+ views
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 05/30/2009 | Stan Finger
    Kansas Abortionist George Tiller was shot today as he was going to Church.
  • Texas pastor has advice for grieving Ill. church

    03/15/2009 5:37:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 2 replies · 427+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 15, 2009 | Jim Suhr
    The Rev. Al Meredith was more than 700 miles away when a gunman walked into a Maryville church and gunned down its preacher in front of his horrified congregation. But the tragedy hit the Texas preacher hard, and he's coming to help. A decade ago, another gunman fired a hail of bullets and tossed a pipe bomb down the aisle at Meredith's church in Fort Worth, killing seven people and wounding seven others, then calmly sat in a back pew and shot himself in the head. On Sunday, services are scheduled to resume at First Baptist Church in this...
  • Slain pastor's wife: `I refuse to let Satan win'

    03/15/2009 2:41:08 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 17 replies · 928+ views
    AP via Google ^ | JIM SUHR
    MARYVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The widow of a pastor killed in mid-sermon urged mourners to reject hate and to take comfort in their faith at his funeral Friday, in the church where he was gunned down five days earlier. "On Sunday, my husband didn't die. He simply got a promotion," Cindy Winters said. She raised a hand to the sky as the "Movin' on Up" theme from "The Jeffersons" blared from the loudspeakers and the standing-room-only crowd rose to its feet at First Baptist Church in this St. Louis suburb. Fred Winters was eulogized as a coupon-clipping brainiac who never...
  • ...Expert Jeff Hawkins says Churches not Immune from Random Acts of Violence...

    03/13/2009 12:49:38 AM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 608+ views
    ASSIST NEWS SERVICE ^ | March 12, 2009 | Michael Ireland
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.assistnews.net/Stories/2009/s09030071.htm Thursday, March 12, 2009 Christian Security Expert Jeff Hawkins says Churches not Immune from Random Acts of Violence, Need to be Prepared By Michael Ireland Chief Correspondent, ASSIST News Service LAKE FOREST, CALIFORNIA (ANS) -- A pastor shot to death during a Sunday morning service, a policeman and two soldiers killed in Northern Ireland, a shooting rampage that killed ten in Alabama, and 15 murdered by a disgruntled student in Germany. Random acts of violence affecting and forever changing the lives of those around the victims who have been gunned down in...
  • Church shooting suspect has mental illness from Lyme disease

    03/08/2009 11:03:33 PM PDT · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 109 replies · 7,037+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 8 March 2009 | Joel Currier, Jeremy Kohler and Nicholas J.C. Pistor
    Church shooting suspect has mental illness from Lyme disease By Joel Currier, Jeremy Kohler and Nicholas J.C. Pistor ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH 03/09/2009 MARYVILLE — A man suspected of killing the Rev. Fred Winters during a church service in Maryville on Sunday morning had developed mental illness from a tick bite, his family has said. Police did not release the name of the suspect, who was seriously injured in a struggle with members of the congregation after the shooting of Winters at the First Baptist Church. But a source close to the case confirmed late Sunday that it is Terry Joe...
  • Pastor killed in Ill. church shooting (!!!)

    03/08/2009 9:47:18 PM PDT · by Squidpup · 29 replies · 2,932+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 8, 2009 | AP
    MARYVILLE, Ill. - A pastor shot and killed during his Sunday sermon deflected the first of the gunman's four rounds with a Bible, sending a confetti-like spray of paper into the air in a horrifying scene that congregants initially thought was a skit, police said. The gunman strode down the aisle of the sprawling First Baptist Church shortly after 8 a.m. and briefly spoke with The Rev. Fred Winters, then pulled out a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol and began firing until it jammed, Illinois State Police Director Larry Trent said. Churchgoers wrestled the gunman to the ground as he waved a...
  • 'No One Can Fathom a Motive': Pastor Shot During Service

    03/08/2009 1:30:43 PM PDT · by StarCMC · 29 replies · 1,585+ views
    ABC News ^ | 3/9/2009 | KATIE ESCHERICH
    A shooting during a morning church service outside St. Louis has left at least one person dead -- the church's pastor -- and several others wounded, officials said. The Rev. Fred Winters was at the pulpit at the First Baptist Church in Maryville, Ill. at 8:15 a.m. local time when a man "walked down the aisle of the church," approached the pulpit and shot Winters in the chest with a .45 caliber handgun, said Trooper Ralph Timmins of the Illinois State Police, which is handling the investigation. The gun jammed, and the shooter then injured himself with a knife and...
  • Pastor Shot Dead While Delivering Sermon (video)

    03/08/2009 8:01:40 PM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 18 replies · 1,474+ views
    Yahoo/ECR ^ | 08 March 09 | EC
    Today in Illinois, a man walked in and shot the pastor while he was delivering a sermon. Is it just me, or is the whole world going mad in a million different ways all at once? A pastor shot and killed during his Sunday sermon deflected the first of the gunman's four rounds with a Bible, sending a confetti-like spray of paper into the air in a horrifying scene that congregants initially thought was a skit, police said. The gunman strode down the aisle of the sprawling First Baptist Church shortly after 8 a.m. and briefly spoke with The Rev....
  • A Message About Today’s Loss (Church's response to FBC Maryville shooting)

    03/08/2009 4:31:39 PM PDT · by Blogger · 13 replies · 1,332+ views
    http://www.fbmaryville.org/ ^ | 3-8-09 | Pastor Mark Jones
    A Message About Today’s Loss Today, a little after our 8:15 service began, a man entered First Baptist Church and fired several gunshots at our Senior Pastor, Dr. Fred Winters. Pastor Winters was taken to the hospital but died of his wounds. Please pray for Dr. Winter’s family, our two brave members who were injured when they stopped the assailant, for the assailant himself and his family, and for our church members as they deal with this tragic loss. In this day, where uncertainty seems to abound creating an environment in which people are vulnerable in doing things they might...
  • Police: Ill. pastor deflected gunshot with Bible

    03/08/2009 3:52:33 PM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 35 replies · 2,148+ views
    ABC ^ | 3/8/09 | Mikey_1962
    A shooting during a morning church service outside St. Louis has left one person dead -- the church's pastor -- and several others wounded, officials said. The Rev. Fred Winters was at the pulpit at the First Baptist Church in Maryville, Ill., at 8:15 a.m. local time today when a man wearing dark clothing approached the pulpit and fired four shots, the first of which hit the pastor's Bible, Illinois State Police Director Larry Trent said at a news conference late today. One of the shots from the gunman's .45 caliber pistol hit Winters in the chest, killing him, before...
  • 5 shot at Illinois church, police say

    03/08/2009 9:10:56 AM PDT · by armymarinemom · 181 replies · 10,324+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/08/09 | cnn
    (CNN) -- Five people, including a church pastor, were shot inside the First Baptist Church of Maryville, Illinois, a police dispatcher told CNN on Sunday. The shooting occurred during a church service, the dispatcher said. The suspect was stabbed by parishioners who wrestled him to the ground.
  • 1 dead in Illinois Church Shooting

    03/08/2009 10:38:10 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 61 replies · 3,391+ views
    Yahoo & AP ^ | 3/8/09 | JIM SUHR
    MARYVILLE, Ill. – Illinois state police say a man has shot a pastor to death and injured others at an church during a service in the community of Maryville. Illinois Master Trooper Ralph Timmins says the man walked down the aisle during the early Sunday service at First Baptist Church in Maryville. He said the man exchanged words with pastor Fred Winters and then pulled out a .45-caliber handgun. Timmins said the man fatally shot Winters once before the gun jammed, then pulled out a knife and wounded himself. Churchgoers tried to subdue the attacker and two of them suffered...
  • Tenn. church shooter pleads guilty, gets life

    02/15/2009 6:18:30 PM PST · by LuxMaker · 24 replies · 885+ views
    google.com ^ | 9 Feb, 2009 | DUNCAN MANSFIELD
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An out-of-work truck driver smiled Monday as he pleaded guilty to killing two people and wounding six others at a Tennessee church last summer because he considered the liberal church "a den of un-American vipers." ">snip<"
  • LDS ward members in Texas stop gunman (LDS caucus)

    12/26/2008 12:43:45 PM PST · by restornu · 11 replies · 627+ views
    KSL News ^ | Dec 25, 2008
    Video Courtesy of KSL.com(KSL News) Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Henderson, Texas, stopped an armed robber in his tracks when he tried to steal congregation members' wallets. KLTV reports a gunman walked into an LDS church building last Sunday and fired a shot out the door. The women and children ran for cover, but the men formed a semi-circle around the gunman and urged him to leave. The man ran off with no money and without hurting anyone.
  • A year after she defended her fellow church members, CHL-holder Jeanne Assam reflects

    12/20/2008 7:24:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies · 1,303+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 19 December, 2008 | cbaus
    The Associated Press is reporting that after a year of accolades that followed her shooting of a gunman who killed two teenage sisters at her church, concealed handgun license-holder Jeanne Assam remains "low key" and says she thinks of the family of gunman Matthew Murray. From the story: “He didn’t start off to be mixed up and confused. He started off to be a good person but he went down a wrong path,” Assam said during a news conference after a church service Sunday. A former police officer, Assam said that now she is hoping to join the Colorado Springs...
  • Gunman shoots 3, one fatally, in N.J. church

    11/23/2008 7:48:29 PM PST · by Oyarsa · 1 replies · 379+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 11/23/08
    CLIFTON, N.J. - Police are looking for a man they said fatally shot his estranged wife during services at a New Jersey church and badly injured two other people. Officials said about 200 people were inside St. Thomas Syrian Orthodox Knanaya Church in Clifton during the shooting Sunday. The shooting was in the church vestibule. Police Capt. Robert Rowan said 24-year-old Reshma James died at a hospital. Two other people are in critical condition. All had been shot in the head.
  • Police: Wife shot and killed at New Jersey church

    11/23/2008 4:34:07 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 14 replies · 969+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 11/23/2008
    CLIFTON, N.J.—A gunman entered a northern New Jersey church during Sunday services and shot three people in the vestibule, killing his estranged wife and injuring the other two before fleeing, authorities said. Police were searching for 27-year-old Joseph M. Pallipurath of Sacramento, Calif., after the shooting at St. Thomas Syrian Orthodox Knanaya Church in Clifton. Detective Capt. Robert Rowan told The Star-Ledger of Newark that the victim, 24-year-old Reshma James, had recently moved from California to escape an abusive marriage and had filed a restraining order against Pallipurath. About 200 people were attending services in the sanctuary of the church,...
  • 3 Shot in Clifton, New Jersey, Church

    11/23/2008 4:30:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 1,795+ views
    MyFoxNY ^ | Sunday, 23 Nov 2008
    Gunfire rang out in a New Jersey house of worship on Sunday. Three people were shot -- one critically -- inside a Clifton church. Some 200 people reportedly were inside the St. Thomas Knanaya Church on Third Street when the gunman opened fire before noon. Police said several 911 calls came from inside the church. NorthJersey.com reported Dennis John and Silvie Perincheril, both of Hawthorne, N.J., were injured in the shooting. Perincheril is the church's Sunday school director. Witnesses say Perinsheril's niece is the third victim. A law enforcement official involved in the investigation said the shooting is thought to...
  • PBS Bill Moyers smears conservative talk radio over shooting.

    09/19/2008 9:10:23 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 6 replies · 498+ views
    msg blog ^ | mainestategop
    As some of you may know, a man named Jim David Adkisson, an unemployed truck driver went berserk and shot up a Unitarian Universalist church in Knoxville Tennessee. He murdered 2 people and injured about 5 others while they were performing a musical called Little orphan Annie. Adkisson claimed he did it because he was angered by liberalism and in particular, homosexuality. According to a sworn affidavit by one of the officers; "During the interview Adkisson stated that he had targeted the church because of its liberal teachings and his belief that all liberals should be killed because they were...
  • Church damaged in shooting spree

    09/04/2008 10:12:16 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 88+ views
    Cincinnati.com | 3 Sept 2008 | Lori Kurtzman
    Another whacked out God-hater shooting at a church. Fortunately, nobody was there at the time. Link to article is below, can't excerpt due to copyright complaints. http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080903/NEWS0107/309030059/1167/NEWS
  • Shooting raises question: It is safe to be a liberal

    08/02/2008 9:47:48 AM PDT · by don-o · 27 replies · 234+ views
    knoxnews.com ^ | August 2, 2008 | Jack Lail
    National, and even international, coverage of the shootings at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Church turned late this week into a discussion into whether it's safe in America to be a liberal.
  • Media Blackout 5th Ex-wife of church shooting suspect is former member of Knoxville UU Church

    07/29/2008 10:01:05 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 20 replies · 330+ views
    Wate.com ^ | July 29, 2008 | the eagle has landed
    Interesting the National media is putting out this crap that this guy divorced 5 times, wasn't a Christian himself, turns out his last ex-wife was a member of the church in the past. I bet you didn't know that. http://www.wate.com/global/story.asp?s=8752217 Ex-wife of church shooting suspect is former member Posted: July 29, 2008 08:47 AM CDT Video Gallery <1> Ex-wife of church shooting suspect was past member of church 2:25 Discuss & Share Sound Off Join the discussion >> WATE Blogs Leave a comment >> Photo Gallery Share your photos >> By KRISTYN HENTSCHEL 6 News Reporter KNOXVILLE (WATE) -- An...
  • Shooting Suspect hated liberals, frustrated about job search

    07/29/2008 7:09:08 PM PDT · by RDTF · 50 replies · 352+ views
    Live Leak via CNN ^ | July 29, 2008 | not specified
    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (CNN) -- The suspect in a fatal shooting at a Knoxville church Sunday was motivated by frustration over being unable to obtain a job and hatred for the liberal movement, police said Monday. Authorities recovered a four-page letter in which the suspect, Jim Adkisson, described his feelings and motives, police said. Adkisson, 58, of Powell, Tennessee, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder in the shootings at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. The gunman killed two adults and wounded seven others before being overpowered by congregants, authorities said. The case is being investigated as a hate...
  • Tennessee man cites church's liberal values as reason for shooting (barf)

    07/28/2008 10:18:13 AM PDT · by trumandogz · 47 replies · 1,418+ views
    Guadian ^ | 7.28.08 | Daniel Nasaw
    A man who shot and killed two parishioners during a children's play at a Tennessee church yesterday attacked the congregation because of its outspoken socially liberal and gay-friendly beliefs, police said. The 58-year-old unemployed engineer accused in the Sunday morning attack at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, was driven to bloodshed in part by his "stated hatred for the liberal movement" as well as his hatred for gays, said Knoxville, Tennessee, police chief Sterling Owen. "We're certainly investigating it as a hate crime."
  • Neighbors: Accused shooter everyone's friend, questioned Christianity

    07/27/2008 8:19:51 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 108 replies · 185+ views
    Knoxnews ^ | 7/27/08 | J.J. Stambaugh
    The man accused of a mass church shooting this morning was described by his Powell neighbors as a helpful and kind man, but one who had issues with Christianity. Jim D. Adkisson, 58, has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, which killed one and injured eight others. He is being held on $1 million bond. More details as they develop online and in Monday's News Sentinel. "He had his own sense of belief about religion, that's the impression I got of him," said neighbor Karen Massey. "We were talking one day...
  • Man opens fire inside Knoxville church; at least six people shot

    07/27/2008 8:43:01 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 212 replies · 2,604+ views
    WBIR.com ^ | 7/27/2008 | Katie Allison Granju
    11:29 am Steve Drevik says the suspect isn't believed to have any connection to the church. 11:19 am Steve Drevik, a member of the TVUU Church spoke to media outside the church building, where media are assembled. He says the suspect is now in custody. Drevik says the shooting happened during a regular service, as children of the church were performing music from Annie for parishioners. A man with long blond hair, who appeared to be in his 40s, walked into the sanctuary and opened fiire with a shotgun, shooting indiscriminately. At least six or seven people were hit by...
  • 2nd person dies in TN church shooting

    07/27/2008 7:16:35 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 66 replies · 1,409+ views
    Necn ^ | 27 July 2008 | anon
    (NECN/ABC) - A second person has died as a result of the church shooting in Tennessee, 61-year-old Linda Kraeger, who passed away several hours later in a hospital. At the time of the shooting, church members were watching a children's production of "Annie." Eyewitnesses say one of those killed -- 60-year-old Greg McKendry -- jumped in front of the gunman's bullet to protect other parishioners. Churchgoers quickly tackled the gunman and held him until police arrived. There were about 200 people in the church at the time of the shooting. The shooter, Jim D. Adkisson, is being charged with first...
  • Man opens fire inside Knoxville church; one dead, at least five injured

    07/27/2008 12:27:38 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 32 replies · 383+ views
    WBIR ^ | 7/27/2008 | Katie Allison Granju
    Multiple people have suffered gunshot wounds in what witnesses describe as a mass shooting inside a church in West Knoxville Sunday morning. The shootings happened at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church on Kingston Pike. A witness who spoke to 10 News said police had arrived and one person was being detained at the scene. A children's production of "Annie" was taking place as part of the normal Sunday service at the time of the shooting, the witness, who is a member of the church, said. The gunman walked into a packed sanctuary and opened fire. The number of people...
  • God and Glocks: Why Churches Should Not be Gun Free Zones

    12/21/2007 9:29:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies · 180+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2007 | Doug Giles
    Seems like the whiny babies among us have decided to lethally arm themselves and take out their post-pubescent “nobody likes me” rage on innocent people in schools, shopping malls and now . . . churches. Yes, in the last ten days we have seen Napoleon Dynamite look alike Robert Hawkins kill eight innocent people at a mall in Omaha and then blow his own head off. Here’s an aside . . . Why can’t these warped records start with killing themselves? I think I speak for all Americans when I say, hey psychopathic mass-murdering jackass who intends to kill others...
  • Colorado Heroine May Have Been Legally Prevented from Using Beretta as Security Guard

    12/16/2007 10:43:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 222 replies · 1,719+ views
    Vanity | 16 December, 2007 | Marktwain
    Jeanne Assam, the heroine of the New Life Church shooting in Colorado Springs, would likely have been unable to carry the Beretta that she stopped the shooting with if she had been a licensed security guard. An AP article published on 12 December noted that licensed security guards in Colorado Springs are restricted to the use of revolvers. As Jeanne Assam was a volunteer parishioner who was performing security guard duties because the church did not want to hire “mercenaries”, she was almost certainly not affected by the regulations, which only apply to government regulated security guards. Fortunately, her lack...
  • Church Massacre Spurs Calls For Effective Gun Control

    12/14/2007 1:09:55 PM PST · by NonZeroSum · 85 replies · 851+ views
    Transterrestrial Musings ^ | 12-14-2007 | Rand Simberg
    December 14th, 2007 COLORADO SPRINGS (APUPI) As a mass memorial service was held today for the seventy-three victims of the massacre at the New Life Church, one of the largest such grim tolls in the nations' history, gun-control advocates pointed out the continuing folly of allowing civilians access to pistols and assault weapons. "This never would have happened had Matthew Murray not been able to get his hands on those weapons, " said Sarah Brady, head of Handgun Control, Incorporated. "He had two handguns, an assault rifle, and a thousand rounds of ammunition. Seventy-three people are dead now, because the...
  • Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition

    12/13/2007 5:49:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 485+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2007 | Cal Thomas
    I have been waiting for this to happen. For years we have witnessed the carnage when innocents were mowed down at schools, colleges, shopping malls and post offices. The unarmed (disarmed?) were easy targets for crazed gunmen armed with grievances, weapons and ammunition. Now someone has shot back, probably saving many lives. All of the gun-control laws that have been passed and are still being contemplated could not have had the affect of one armed, trained and law-abiding citizen on the scene like 42-year-old Jeanne Assam, a volunteer security guard at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs. The gunman,...