U*U Minister Rev. Scott Wells Can't Say "Tiny, Declining, Fringe Religion". . .
Even so, some interesting facts. There are twenty-seven emerging congregations, but some of those have been “emerging” for years. Did you know the one hundred smallest congregations (including federated ones, reporting the Unitarian Universalist share of a large membership) equal a mere 1,287 adults. Compare that with the largest local congregation — First Unitarian, Madison, Wisconsin — with 1,315 members.
Or take the smallest 25% of congregations. They make up a total of 6,406 members, or every congregation with 42 or fewer members. As I said in February or March, I can see why the powers-that-be would want large-membership church starts, but the reality is that we are a small church denomination. Rather than ignore this reality (or fight it), can’t we strategically target our resources to making them as strong, efficient, and faithful as possible.
Here is the comment that I just submitted to Rev. Scott Wells' "moderated" aka censored 'Boy In The Bands' blog. The chances of it being published are pretty much zero since Rev. Scott Wells has consistently censored and suppressed my own "very illuminating" comments submitted to 'Boy In The Bands' -
"but the reality is that we are a small church denomination."
Actually the reality is that Unitarian*Universalism is a tiny, declining, fringe religion. But don't take my word for it Scott. Take Rev. Peter Morales' word for it. . . ;-)
It should be noted that Rev. Scott Wells took an immediate disliking to me when he first saw me protesting against anti-Christian, and more broadly anti-religious, intolerance and bigotry on the part of "Humanist" U*Us at the 2002 UUA GA in Quebec City. Rev. Scott Wells DIM Thinking reaction to my peaceful public protest against these and other U*U injustices, abuses, and hypocrisy was extremely condescending and quite rude. He has yet to have a civil word to say about me on his blog. In fact he has been more than a tad rude to me on 'Boy In The Bands' here and there. Here is a typical sample of Rev. Scott Wells' insulting and defamatory language -
"(I refuse to make an argument about sanity, sensibility and Robin the same breath.)"