Over the past two years, intersecting ideologies of family, sexuality, public policy, and capitalism were evident in a series of news events great and small. In 2008, on a hot July day in Knoxville, Jim D. Adkisson walked into Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church with a rifle and an intent to kill liberals. According to his manifesto found shortly after the attack, these liberals “are a pest, like termites, millions of them… the only way we can rid ourselves of this evil is to kill them in the street where they gather” (Adkisson 2008). Adkisson selected a Unitarian church precisely because of their publicized support for LGBTQ rights, along with their antiwar and multicultural platforms.
KeywordsFood Stamp Identity Politics News Event Queer Theory False Consciousness
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