Rev. Diane Rollert Is Now Officially An U*U In The Media. . .
A PAPER WHERE NO NEWS IS BAD NEWS
This is the first time in almost a decade that the Montreal Gazette has seen fit to publish a bona fide news report of any substance about my ongoing peaceful public protest against diverse U*U injustices, abuses and hypocrisy in front of the Unitarian Church of Montreal. No less than three Gazette journalists (or former Gazette journalists) are members of the Unitarian Church of Montreal and at least one former Gazette employee, Nancy Lorimer, is a long time member of what could be described as the U*U "Church" of Montreal. The three Gazette journalists who are members of the U*U "Church" of Montreal are Mark Abley, Sue Montgomery, and Harvey Shepherd. I have some reason to believe that they have may have exerted some influence to keep this story out of 'The Gazette' until now, and that these same Gazette employees may well have exerted some influence to ensure that a Gazette reporter was waiting for me as I exited the courtroom following my second court appearance arising from Rev. Diane Rollert's deeply misguided, and almost certainly futile. . . attempt to obtain a restraining order from the Quebec Court that would effectively force a 12 month (or less. . .) suspension of my peaceful public protest in front of the Unitarian Church of Montreal.
Yes, you read that right, in past blog posts I may have truthfully, albeit somewhat inaccurately, stated that the court ordered restraining order that Rev. Diane Rollert is foolishly seeking would effectively force an end to my protest activities in front of the Unitarian Church of Montreal; however, as Irwin Block's 'Just the facts Ma'am' Gazette news report more or less makes clear, any restraining order, assuming it was ever successfully obtained and enforced (something that IMNSHO is rather unlikely to actually happen. . .) would only require yours truly to "enter into a recognizance to keep the peace and be of good behaviour for any period that does not exceed twelve months." As I said elsewhere on the internet earlier today, the last time I checked. . . my protest activities in front of the Unitarian Church of Montreal fit the description of "peaceful public protest" and, amongst other things. . . are intended to expose and denounce the well-documented bad behaviour on the part of Unitarian*Universalist U*Us, including intolerant and abusive U*U clergy who only an U*U would deny are guilty of conduct unbecoming a minister aka clergy misconduct. In my books, my ongoing peaceful public protest against diverse U*U injustices, abuses, and quite outrageous hypocrisy can be quite justifiably described as being "good behaviour".
Montreal Unitarians, to say nothing of lifelong U*Us U*U World-wide, might do well to recall that when I was first expelled from the Unitarian Church of Montreal for a full six months, for doing nothing more than submitting an important letter of grievance to the "church" Board that could have led to a just, equitable and compassionate resolution of this conflict in 1997 had it been responsibly acted upon instead of ignored. . . that I simply took the six month "sabbatical" from the "church" and, upon my return, made it clear to Montreal Unitarians that they still had a serious internal conflict that required some resolution. The restraining order that Rev. Diane Rollert is so cynically and hypocritically, and indeed remarkably foolishly. . . seeking to obtain based on her very dubious claims that my emails to her constitute "email threats", that she is "very frightened of me" and has "reasonable grounds" to believe that I will "commit a serious personal injury offence" against her would not, and could not, enforce a permanent cessation of my protest in front of the Unitarian Church of Montreal.
It might interest Rev. Diane Rollert, other Montreal Unitarian U*Us, and U*Us world-wide, to know that one of my all time favorite songs, and one of my all-time favorite National Film Board animations, is 'The Cat Came Back'. . . ;-) Be assured that this "cat" will come come back ASAP in the unlikely event that Rev. Diane Rollert is actually successful in obtaining the restraining order that she is seeking.