- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 12, 2009

KNOXVILLE, TENN. (AP) - An unemployed truck driver seething over liberalism told police he opened fire in a church last year because it harbored gays and multiracial families and he hoped others would follow his example.

Prosecutors opened their case file Thursday on 58-year-old Jim David Adkisson, who pleaded guilty to killing two people and wounding six others at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville.

Now serving a life sentence, Adkisson told police hours after the shooting that he was unemployed, depressed and ready to take his anger out on what he called an ultra-liberal church “that never met a pervert they just didn’t embrace.”


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He also explained in what was meant to be a suicide note that he hoped for other like-minded people to do what he’d done.

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