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, February 11, 2009

John Bohstedt Speaks Out Against Hate Speech In The Wake Of Jim David Adkisson's Guilty Plea



"In the mind, a troubled and bitter and evil mind, hate speech can lead to violent action and I think people who are decent citizens need to tell the sponsors who profit from hate speech that we need to cut down on the hate speech that is broadcast."

John Bohstedt

I look forward to the day when the sponsors of Rev. Ray Drennan's hate speech, the Unitarian Church of Montreal and the UUA, responsibly acknowledge the wrongfulness and harmfulness of their more than decade long sponsorship of his hate speech, to say nothing of the Unitarian Church of Montreal's and the UUA's ongoing sponsorship of the hate speech of other intolerant and abusive Unitarian*Universalists aka U*Us such a Rev. Cynthia P. Cain and Rev. Victoria Weinstein just for starters. . .

Earlier today I responded to someone who had equated me with the obviously racist, homophobic, anti-liberal bigot Jim David Adkisson as a result of my critical comments posted in response to TVUUC minister Rev. Chris Buice's rather naïve, if not outright disingenuous, 'Everyone Welcome' - Even Now' Op/Ed in Newsweek. This seems as good a place as any to post my rebuttal of that person's defamation -

:The shooter's letter was released to the press today and you sound as extreme and ridiculous as he did.

I don't think so. Nowhere close really. But I know of some U*Us who have said extreme and ridiculous things that very closely parallel, if not duplicate, some of the ridiculous and extreme things that Jim Adkisson said in his "manifesto". In fact one of the U*U injustices that I am protesting against is intolerant and abusive "Humanist" Unitarian*Universalists falsely and maliciously slandering my religious activities as a "cult". . . The anti-liberal bigot Jim Adkisson did call Unitarian*Universalism a cult in his "manifesto" didn't he? I see no difference whatsoever between that particular act of bigotry and fundamentalist atheist "Humanist" U*Us labeling an inter-religious event that I had successfully organized as a "cult" out of their deep-seated anti-religious intolerance and bigotry. Do you?

You know what sdjowers? In spite of his obvious serious psychological problems Jim Adkisson is one up on U*Us in at least one respect. He *owned* his hate-crime which is more than can be said for many U*Us who obstinately refuse to take personal responsibility for their own "hate speech", other forms of intolerance and bigotry, or diverse other injustices and abuses. I am still waiting for outrageously hypocritical Unitarian*Univeralists aka U*Us to responsibly acknowledge the "hate speech" and/or other intolerance and bigotry, or otherwise insulting and defamatory language, that they are clearly and unequivocally guilty of. I am still waiting for the Unitarian Church of Montreal and the UUA to responsibly *own* their own shameful failure, indeed their apparent obstinate refusal. . . to provide genuine restorative justice to me and other people who are victims of U*U clergy misconduct or who have otherwise been victimized by U*Us.

One more thing sdjowers, I believe Jim Adksisson when he says that he was subjected to hate by U*Us because he was a political conservative. I see no shortage of anti-Republican and broader anti-conservative intolerance, and even outright hated on the part of Unitarian*Universalists, to say nothing of the anti-Christian and broader anti-religious intolerance and bigotry that pervades and degrades Unitarian*Universalism. There is no excuse for what Jim Adkisson did but U*Us may well have reaped hatred that they sowed themselves in hating Jim Adkisson and other conservatives. Unitarian*Universalists can be thankful that I am far from being a "crazy" "psychotic" "nutcase" as maliciously alleged by rather too many foolish intolerant and abusive U*Us because, if I was, I might have done a Jim Adkisson by now. As it is I have been totally non-violent throughout this conflict which is more than can be said about belligerent Unitarian*Universalists who have threatened me and even assaulted me on occasion.

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