The Cowering Armed Society

The Unitarian-Universalist church promotes progressive social work, including advocacy of women and gay rights. The Knoxville congregation also has provided sanctuary for political refugees, fed the homeless and founded a chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, according to its Web site.

Unitarian churches can vary dramatically, most congregations retain a deep commitment to social justice, which has led them to embrace liberal positions over the years. Unitarians were among the first to ordain women, support the civil rights movement and back gay rights.

AP News

A deep commitment to social justice? Ample reason to shoot it up, Jim D. Adkisson thought, so he loaded up his guns into a guitar case and went to church. That’s one way to fight the culture war! Two people died before he was subdued and arrested (five more are in serious or critical condition).

Adkisson was, of course, disarmed by unarmed citizens. Is it because:

A) armed citizens–both legal and illegal–never seem to be able to unholster fast enough in those moments?

B) frightened of being arrested by the “Man,” they sit silently, vowing to take up arms against the government one day, when the time is right?

C) they forgot to pack heat when getting dressed for church that Sunday morning?

Or, did you answer D) it’s because the armed citizens were holed up in their triple-locked fortresses pissing their pants, cradling their never-been-used weapons, typing furious screeds for the 2nd amendment on anonymous website message boards like cowards?

If you voted for D, you are correct! As we await the vigilante justice that an armed society can one day provide…


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