Rev. Wayne Arnason Chair Of The UUA's Very Aptly Named Ministerial *Fellowship* Committee Has Yet To Answer The Following Questions. . .
Inspired by the 'Calling Ministers' blog post entitled 'Ministerial Credentialing: Four Questions from Wayne Arneson' The Emerson Avenger would like to remind U*Us that he has asked Ministerial *Fellowship* Committee Chair Rev. Wayne Arnason several questions in an "electronic communication" that, at least so far. . . Rev. Arnason has failed to answer at all, let alone answer in a satisfactory manner.
Herwith Four Questions *For* Wayne Arnason as quoted (with a few typo corrections and additional embedded hyper*links) from the email that I sent Wayne well over two weeks ago now -
How is it possible Wayne that in the UUMA Guidelines U*U ministers pledge -
"I will not speak scornfully or in derogation of any colleague in public. In any private conversation critical of a colleague, I will speak responsibly and temperately."
But, in my own very well-documented experience and my ongoing observation of the "tiny, declining, fringe religion" known as The U*U Movement*, "less than polite" U*U ministers are happily allowed to speak very scornfully, or in deeply insulting and outright defamatory *derogation*, of pretty much *anyone* else they care to insult or otherwise verbally abuse in public and/or in private?
Does the MFC *really* believe that its well documented negligent and complicit responses to my legitimate clergy misconduct complaints against Rev. Ray Drennan and Rev. Victoria Weinstein for intolerantly demonizing and marginalizing me, and speaking scornfully and in deeply insulting and defamatory derogation of me (and other people) in any way exemplify the MFC's purported "dedication to excellence in ministry"?
When is the MFC aka Ministerial *Fellowship* Committee finally going to get around to responsibly reviewing the possibilities for a competency in common civility aka politeness and internet etiquette for "less than polite" U*U ministers?
So just when is the MFC going to responsibly acknowledge its own negligent, incompetent, and effectively complicit responses to my own and other people's clergy misconduct complaints Wayne?
When do I and other victims of non-sexual forms of clergy misconduct perpetrated by abusive U*U clergy, and perpetuated by the negligent and effectively complicit responses of the MFC to our clergy misconduct complaints, get *our* official UUA apology for being left lonely aka left alone, and/or confused, and/or afraid, and/or angry, and unquestionably betrayed and capital 'U' Un-ministered to by the Ministerial *Fellowship* Committee?
Oh dear it looks like a "bonus question" somehow slipped in there. . .