The Emerson Avenger

The Emerson Avenger is a "memory hole" free blog where censorship is scorned. This blog will "guard the right to know" about any injustices and abuses that corrupt Unitarian Universalism. Posters may speak and argue freely, according to conscience, about any injustices and abuses, or indeed hypocrisy, that they may know about so that the Avenger, in the form of justice and redress, may come surely and swiftly. . . "Slowly, slowly the Avenger comes, but comes surely." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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In 1992 I underwent a profound revelatory experience of God which revealed that the total solar eclipse "Eye of God" is a "Sign in the Heavens" that symbolizes God's divine omniscience. You may read about what Rev. Ray Drennan of the Unitarian Church of Montreal contemptuously dismissed as my "psychotic experience" here: http://revelationisnotsealed.homestead.com - This revelatory religious experience inspired me to propose an inter-religious celebration of Creation that would take place whenever a total solar eclipse took place over our planet. You may read about what Rev. Ray Drennan and other leading members of the Unitarian Church of Montreal falsely and maliciously labeled as a "cult" here: http://creationday.homestead.com - I am now an excommunicated Unitarian whose "alternative spiritual practice" includes publicly exposing and denouncing Unitarian*Universalist injustices, abuses, and hypocrisy. The Emerson Avenger blog will serve that purpose for me and hopefully others will share their concerns here. Dee Miller's term DIM Thinking is used frequently and appropriately on this blog. You may read more about what DIM Thinking is here - http://www.takecourage.org/defining.htm

Monday, June 18, 2007

U*Us Can't Help It. They Just Can't Help It. . .

uugrrl just made another great post on her excellent 'Speaking Truth To Power' blog that validates and reiterates something that I have been saying for years now. . . U*Us effectively support abusive clergy by doing nothing or next to nothing when victims of clergy misconduct, sexual misconduct or otherwise, bring complaints against abusive U*U clergy.

Here is an "annotated" version of my response to uugrrl's post that eloquently appeals to do nothing U*Us to start actually doing something about clergy sexual misconduct.

Very well said uugrrl.

Edmund Burke's famous saying -

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

is quite regrettably all too applicable to how U*Us respond to clergy misconduct of all kinds, to say nothing of other U*U injustices and abuses. . .

Allow me to paraphrase Albert Einstein's similar quote -

The U*U World is an "UNSAFE SECT"; not because of the U*Us who are evil, but because of the U*Us who don't do anything about it.

I remember confronting a certain unmentionable U*U minister from Ottawa about the fact that he and two other unmentionable Canadian U*U ministers had done absolutely nothing to affirm and promote provide justice, equity and compassion when I handed them a package of documents regarding the demeaning and abusive (non-sexual) clergy misconduct of U*Us know who. This U*U minister and two other Canadian U*U ministers conducted the first "peer review" of the unmentionable minister in question and they completely ignored the serious and well-documented complaint that I filed with them.

When I challenged him about their complicit negligence when I encountered him some years later at an anti-globalization protest in Ottawa, where he busy affirming and promoting the inherent worth and dignity of Ottawa police officers by hurling donut jokes at the overweight officers. . . his lame U*U covering response to my challenge was -

"Nobody did anything. . ."

So true. So shameful. And "good" U*Us, including UUA President Bill Sinkford and Rev. Dr. Tracey Robinson-Harris are still doing nothing or next to nothing to responsibly address, and adequately redress, the serious injustices and abuses that you and I and no doubt other people have repeatedly brought to their attention.

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