An unemployed truck driver seething over liberalism told police he opened fire in a church last year because it harbored gays and multiracial families and he hoped others would follow his example.
"They just glory (in) these weirdos and sickos and homos," he said in an interview recorded by investigators.
He also railed against the Unitarian Church: "That ain't a church, that's a damned cult," Adkisson said.
Adkisson walked into the church, pulled a sawed-off shotgun from a guitar case and fired into a congregation of about 230 people watching a children's musical performance.
Adkisson left a four-page suicide note in his SUV in the church parking lot. In it, he described the attack as "a hate crime,"
Adkisson concluded, "I'd like to encourage other like-minded people to do what I've done. If life ain't worth living anymore don't just kill yourself. Do something for your country before you go. Go kill liberals."
Catherine Murray, who was friends with the couple, told police Adkisson had drug and alcohol problems and "basically was afraid of anybody or anything that was not like him."
Jim David Adkisson, Yahoo News 97 Comments
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