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, November 30, 2009

The Ravishing Desmond Ravenstone aka Mr. U*U BDSM Wants To Know How Far Over The Rainbow U*Us Are Prepared To Go. . .


Mr. U*U BDSM Desmond Ravenstone is a bit of a stickler for copyright it seems and has said that if I or anyone else wants to share his ideas about the continU*Um of BDSM and The U*U Movement with others, to please link directly to this page. I may however include a short quote from it, not more than 20% of the total text, without the ravishing Desmond Ravenstone's express permission. I believe that's called "fair use". I hope that Desmond doesn't mind my somewhat "ravishing" non-consensual "fair use" of his poor quality scanned photo of Mr. U*U BDSM for the purposes of U*U commentary, U*U criticism, U*U news reporting, U*U research, teaching U*Us a lesson or two. . . or other "less than gentlemanly" U*U scholarship. :-)

Herewith a "fair use" quote from Another Hue in the Rainbow: Learning About the BDSM Community; An Information Packet for UU Leaders and Congregations - By Desmond Ravenstone

BDSM and UU Principles

Do the principles and practices of BDSM fit in with those of Unitarian Universalism. Yes!

* The inherent worth and dignity of every person

We believe that each person should be treated with respect, regardless of their gender, sexual/affectional orientation, ethnicity, political views, relationship status or preferred means of sexual or erotic expression.

Here is *some* of Desmond Ravenstone's no doubt expert advice as to what U*Us can do for Mr. BDSM and other BDSM people. . .

Read more about BDSM and other sexual minorities, and be willing to pass on this information to others. Two highly recommended books are When Someone You Love is Kinky by Dossie Easton and Catherine A. Liszt, and Bound to be Free by Charles Moser and JJ Madeson (see the list of suggested books on the last page).

Find local BDSM organizations in or near your community, and contact their leaders; keep their resources on hand, and maintain communication with them. You can also join an online discussion group of UUs with BDSM interests at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OUUCH.

When you hear misconceptions and distortions about BDSM and the BDSM community being repeated in your UU congregation, gently correct them; emphasize how those involved with BDSM engage in safe, sane and consensual practices.

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