Monday, July 28, 2008

Will UU's Train in Catskills?

Revelations that a lone gunman killed two people for their "liberal views", could cause Unitarian Universalists to examine their policies. The unstable man used a guitar case to smuggle a shotgun into the Tennessee church.

The case echoes a Seattle shooting, where a mentally disturbed Muslim entered the Jewish Federation of Seattle, killing one and wounding five others. Naveed Haq, also had a history of untreated mental illness.

Mr Haq's attack prompted the formation of a Jewish paramilitary group. For the last three summers, it has trained volunteers at a camp in the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York. Will the Unitarian Universalist Church respond similarly? I doubt it. In an Amish like move, they may want the perpetrator to get therapy while they greive their significant loss.