faith-based murder

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Sapphocrat has a spectacular (and I do not use that word lightly!) piece at Lavender Liberal (h/t: Buffy at Gaytheist Agenda) about the terrorist attack on the Unitarian church in Tennessee, and the Right's denials of culpability:

The right has already begun and will continue to claim that Adkisson is just a crazy nut, is not really a conservative (or is actually a liberal), that his stated motive of carrying out right-wing ideology means nothing, and that it is "inappropriate" to discuss politics in relation to such a heinous crime. But they are wrong on all counts. While Adkisson's money problems surely caused him to snap, it was the words of the right's loudest voices and brightest stars that gave him the justification for his rampage. [...]

Let's just call this what it is: the right wing openly, proudly, loudly, and repeatedly advocates violence against liberals and Democrats. In fact, they are paid millions to do it and are given national platforms to spread their message. You cannot say that liberals and Democrats actively and purposefully want to destroy the United States and equate them with Nazis, Al-Qaeda, and the Ku Klux Klan, then claim that you don't want them to get hurt.

Now the right will claim that it is the left that is hateful and violent and that the left is "just as bad" or worse. To that I say: Prove It.

There's much more to read in Sapphocrat's lengthy post; this excerpt is only one of many stellar passages. I highly recommend reading the whole thing.

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