Monday, July 28, 2008

Stop the Name Calling Now

Police Say Church Gunman Hated Liberals


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (July 28) -- An unemployed man accused of opening fire with a shotgun and killing two people at a Unitarian church apparently targeted the congregation out of hatred for its liberal social policies, police said Monday...It appears that what brought him to this horrible event was his lack of being able to obtain a job, his frustration over that and his stated hatred of the liberal movement," Knoxville Police Chief Sterling Owen IV said at a news conference.

"Aw you liberals just hate America"

"We liberals love America. We just hate goosestepping fascists bastards like you pretending to be Americans."

"Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream."

Name calling; hateful assumptions: Probably part of the toxicity that so poisoned yesterday's liberal hating, unemployed Knoxville man into his killing rage.

When we hear a pastor call another religion "The Great Whore," when liberal pundits refer to our current leaders as "liars and murderers," or even Nazis, or when the other side slashes opponents of their thought with words like "faggot," "dunderhead alarmists," this smarmy talk is just the nasty little ticket to trigger violent reactions by the less stable among us.

It's time to be civil in church, on the road, and in the grocery store, America. We've fallen from grace into a tarred pit of insults and entitlements.