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Relief Fund Set Up For Knoxville Churches

Jim Burroway

July 30th, 2008

A relief fund has been set up by the Boston-based Unitarian Universalist Association as more than a hundred Unitarian Universalist congregations hold special services this week in memory of the shooting Sunday at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville.

Funds raised by the UUA will be used to bring “ministry, spiritual care and practical financial assistance to those affected by the tragedy,” according to a UUA statement, and will go to assist Tennessee Valley as well as Westside Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, where several victims attended. Members of both congregations were together last Sunday to view a children’s musical performance. Greg McKendry was an usher at TVUUC, and Linda Kraeger was a member of Westside UUC. Both were killed in Sunday’s shooting.

Contributions to the fund can be made at

See also:
Knoxville Gays On Edge; Local MCC Church Wants To See Letter
Relief Fund Set Up for Knoxville Churches
Thoughts and Prayers for Knoxville Shooting Victims
Knoxville Shooting Witness’s First-Hand Account
Knoxville Shooter Hated “Blacks, Gays, Anyone Different”
AFA Approved Comments: Knoxville Church Doing “Satan’s Work”
Knoxville Shooter Hated “Liberals,” Gays
Just Concluded: Knoxville Press Conference
Knoxville Shooter’s Manifesto Found
Gunman Opens Fire On Gay-Friendly Church, Two Killed



Ben in Oakland
July 30th, 2008 | LINK

I don’t know why they’re doing that. it doesn’t seem very Christian of them. They should be blaming the gay agenda for forcing the murderer to take a stand for truth, justice, and the dominionist way.

Richard W. Fitch
July 30th, 2008 | LINK

A) They are not “Christians” to start with; they are Universalists.
B) This is sarcasm — not needed in a time of tragedy.

July 30th, 2008 | LINK

In a time of tragedy, isn’t it normal for people to come together to support each other?

UUA members across the country are grieving.

I’m an athiest, but I really don’t think snark is appropriate.

Ben in Oakland
July 30th, 2008 | LINK

I apologize if I offended. It was not my intention. I am a former UUA member. My sarcasm was directed at the AFA and similar types who claim to be christians– see the other articles.

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