Tag Archives: Tennessee

Lawsuit In Tenn. Public Sex Sting Case

Lambda Legal has filed a federal lawsuit against the police department of Johnson City, Tennessee and its chief of police for releasing the photos of 40 men arrested in a sex sting in a public park. The suit was filed on behalf of Kenneth Giles, a nurse who was fired from his job after his picture appeared in the local …

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Gay Church Demands To Know Contents Of Church Shooter’s Letter

Police won’t release the contents of the letter left by the Knoxville church shooter and the local gay church wants to know what it says. The man who ministers to East Tennessee’s largest gay and lesbian congregation says his church won’t rest easy until members know what Jim David Adkisson wrote. “The more clarity, the better,” said the Rev. Bob …

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Unshocking: Church Shooter A Fan of Michael Savage, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly

Police searching the home of Tennessee church shooter Jim David Adkisson found the following books: “Liberalism is a Mental Health Disorder” by radio talk show host Michael Savage, “Let Freedom Ring” by talk show host Sean Hannity, and “The O’Reilly Factor,” by television talk show host Bill O’Reilly. I’m sure those three’s chests are swelling with pride today. Seriously. I …

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Tennessee: Two Killed, Seven Injured In Shooting At Gay Friendly Church, Shooter’s Letter Says He Hates Liberals And Gays

Days after the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville put up a sign welcoming gays to worship, yesterday a gunman shouting “hateful words” killed two people and injured seven others during a youth performance of the musical Annie at the church. The gunman was tackled by congregants and eventually taken into police custody. Jim D. Adkisson, 58, was charged …

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Memphis School Board Backs Principal Who Outed Students

According to the school board of Memphis, the principal who outed two gay students did nothing wrong. You may recall last week’s story in which the ACLU demanded that Hollis F. Price Middle High School Principal Daphne Beasley be reprimanded for her actions. According to the ACLU, Beasley included the two boys on a list she posted of students thought …

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Principal Outs Gay High School Couple

The ACLU is protesting the outing of two high school students by their principal, who revealed the students’ relationship to other students and teachers, then called one of the student’s mother to reveal her son’s gayness and tell her that she would not tolerate homosexuality at her school. In a letter to school board officials in Memphis, the ACLU demanded …

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Stinging Shame

After a two-week-long police sex sting netted 40 men for having sex in two Johnson City, Tennessee parks, the Johnson City Press published the names, addresses and photos of all 40 men. Among the arrested was a Baptist minister, who has now resigned. According to the story, local cruisers had dubbed a section of one of the parks as the …

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