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

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The First Principle Of U*Uism And Clergy Misconduct

This just posted somewhere in the U*U blogosphere. . .

Victims of clergy misconduct committed by U*U ministers very quickly discover not only just how unimportant they are but just how important the ministers who are guilty of clergy misconduct are. . . This rather deplorable U*U principle applies to victims of both sexual and non-sexual forms of clergy misconduct.

Update: 22.05.2008 9:45pm

I thanked Shannon for not memory holing my comment and she responded by saying the following -

While I am convinced that not all humans have a good grasp on principles such as the inherent worth and dignity of all people, or all beings, I am uncertain as to what my post about how to help children develop their own concepts of "each person is important" has to do with clergy misconduct of any nature.

I answered that statement with this comment -

Well for starters children can be, and have been. . . victims of clergy misconduct committed by U*U ministers, including egregious sexual misconduct such as rape. That being said my comment was mainly responding to the first two or three paragraphs of your post which were much more general in their scope. I dare say that most children probably have a better grasp on the moral and ethical implications of clergy misconduct than some of the U*U clergy and UUA officials I know. . .

Yet Another Update: 23.05.2008 3:00pm

Shannon said...

children are victims of people. lets not get that mixed up with religion.

10:14 PM

Robin Edgar said...

When the people who victimize children, or indeed adults. . . are U*U ministers, and their clergy misconduct (sexual misconduct or otherwise) is tolerated, or even effectively endorsed, by other U*Us including individual U*U congregations and the UUA, that *is* mixed up with the U*U religion. It is an unfortunate fact that the UUA has failed miserably to provide restorative justice to victims of clergy misconduct of all kinds and continues to do so. In fact it appears that the UUA is currently unwilling to provide genuine restorative justice to victims of clergy misconduct. Needless to say this means that the UUA is utterly betraying the First Principle of U*Uism, to say nothing of the Second Principle of U*Uism which calls upon U*Us to work for justice, equity and compassion in human relations.

1:54 PM

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