Sunday, July 27, 2008

Two dead, several people wounded at gay affirming church in Knoxville

Such sad and tragic news to report: Two dead, several people wounded at the gay affirming church, Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church.

Out and About reports:
Church services were disrupted today at a gay-affirming church in Knoxville when a lone gunman opened fire killing at least two people, and wounding several more.Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, was the site of the vicious attack. It occurred while a group of children were singing for the congregation when the gunman opened fire. The children were starring in a production of "Annie" that was taking place as part of the normal Sunday service at the time of the shooting. Knoxville Police have not yet released a motive for the shooting.

The church is the site of some gay affirming activities. A member of the congregation wrote in a national blog that the church just recently put up a sign welcoming gays. One of the goals of the church's long range plan is to "Increase congregational participation in human rights programs for gay/lesbian/transgendered persons." READ MORE

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