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: - 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: - 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 -

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Dr. Karen Rayne Would Have U*Us Know That Preteenagers And Teenagers Are Sexually Assaulted And Sexually Harassed By Their Peers

Meanwhile the "dangerously deranged psycho/sociopath" dreaded U*U World-wide as The Emerson Avenger would have U*Us know that preteenagers and teenagers actually have been sexually assaulted and/or sexually harassed by "less than excellent" Unitarian*Universalist ministers and U*U lay-people, including but probably not limited to. . . aging U*U "pillars of the church" who were close relatives of their "female family member" victims. . .

So I posted the following comment to the blog post titled 'Reporting sexual assualt/abuse/harassment' on Dr. Karen Payne's Adolescent Sexuality blog -

"The reality of the situation is that preteenagers and teenagers are sexually assaulted and sexually harassed by their peers."

To say nothing of "less than excellent" Unitarian*Universalist ministers and aging U*U lay-people who may even be "family members". . .

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U*U blogger Dr. Karen Payne has some other valuable advice about sexual abuse and harassment that I believe is worthwhile plagU*Urizing here by posting a slightly modified version that both broadens its scope beyond sexual abuse amnd sexual harassment and narrows its scope to the abuse and harassment that I have encountered in the "less than perfect" U*U World -

First, by saying, “Well, it might have happened once, but it’s not common,” is hardly consolation to the individuals involved in this case, but instead continues to label these people as different and weird - of being different in a bad way, which is often particularly painful to people. Second, the research is clear: The vast majority of sexual (PlagU*Urizer's note: or indeed non_sexual) assaults, abuse, and harassment are not reported. So the absence of reporting of U*U clergy misconduct and other cases of abuse and harassment perpetrated by Unitarian*Universalists does not mean that there is not a problem. . .

Burying our heads in the sand and saying it’s rare is not a fix - or even a band-aid - but it continues the harm of the victim by making them standout as freakish.

Ideally we U*Us would live in a culture where this sort of thing never happened. But we don’t live in an ideal world*, and pretending we do isn’t going to make it so. The only way to reduce abuse of all kinds is by bringing it out in the open and having the extraordinarily painful conversations (aka dialogue) that it requires.

Couldn't have said it better myself. . . ;-)

* U*Us live in the U*U World

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