Closer to Home


Orcinus, March 14, 2009

Last summer’s church shooting in Knoxville, TN hit close to home for me. As a Unitarian Universalist — and a liberal — the idea that the right wing’s eliminationist rage toward the left would end up in the death of two members of my own tribe wasn’t unexpected; but it was a gutpunch, and a moment of awakening.

But, for other reasons entirely, last Sunday’s shooting in a Baptist chuch in Maryville, IL hits even closer to home.

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