Tragedy at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Church

While I skirt around most discussions of religion, my thoughts tonight are with the congregation at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. Quoting WATE-TV, it was there that “Jim D. Adkisson, 58, of Powell, TN is accused of opening fire with a 12 gauge shotgun during a Sunday morning service at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Church. Eight people were left injured and two people died.” At least two of the church members tackled Adkisson and restrained him until law enforcement arrived. I hope he gets an extra-long sentence for doing this random slaughter during a children’s performance. That has to have been about the worst possible time for him to perform this heartless act.

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.