Rev. Peter Morales' YouTube Video Announcing His Candidacy For President Of The UUA Has Had Only 674 Views Since January 23, 2008. . .
That's right, UUA Presidential candidate Rev. Peter Morales' YouTube video of his sermon cum "stump speech", in which he announced his candidacy for President of the UUA over a year ago on January 13, 2008 at the Jefferson Unitarian Church in Golden, Colorado, has had only 674 views since it was posted to YouTube ten days after his sermon on January 23, 2008. This would seem to indicate a lack of interest in Rev. Peter Morales' campaign to become the next President of the UUA if it were not for the fact that the YouTube video of Rev. Dr. Laurel Hallman's January 6, 2008 announcement that she is running for UUA President has had significantly fewer views at only 437. Perhaps there just isn't a whole lot of interest in the 2009 UUA Presidential election campaign at all. . . Heck several of my own U*UTube videos of my peaceful public protest against U*U injustices, abuses, and hypocrisy in front of the Unitrarian Church of Montreal have had more views on a day to day basis than the U*UTube videos of both UUA Presidential candidates. What gives?
Here are the as yet unanswered questions that I posed to Rev. Peter Morales by posting them as comments on this YouTube video about ten months ago now -
So Peter what do you intend to do to address the hatred, injustice, prejudice, ignorance and fear that pervades the U*U World?
When will you and other U*Us provide genuine justice, equity and compassion to victims of U*U injustices, abuses and hypocrisy?
How much openness and acceptance of God believing people can there be in the U*U World when intolerant fundamentalist atheist "Humanist" U*Us, including U*U clergy, are allowed to insult and abuse God believing people with complete impunity?
Here is the follow-up comment that I posted seven months later, i.e. about three months ago now, after Rev. Morales failed, or simply refused, to answer those questions -
A hate to have to say so Rev. Morales but, as things currently stand, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been rather more forthcoming and forthright in answering some rather lame questions posed to him by current UUA President Bill Sinkford than you have been in answering these and other legitimate questions and concerns posed to you by me and other people. Do you really want President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to appear to be a more forthcoming and forthright leader than you? I would hope not.
That being said, it would appear from Ogre's comments on this recent ChaliceChick blog post that UUA Presidential candidate Rev. Dr. Laurel Hallman is no more forthcoming than Rev. Peter Morales when it comes to answering legitimate questions posed to her by people outside of the context of the prepared questions posed to both candidates during UUA Presidential Candidates forums and debates. I find it rather sad that, at least to date, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been rather more forthcoming and forthright in answering a few questions posed to him by current UUA President Bill Sinkford than either UUA candidate has been in answering these and other legitimate questions and concerns that have been posed to them by me and other people. Allow me to remind everyone that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad completely ignored all but one of UUA President Bill Sinkford's rather lame "diplomatic" questions and only answered that one in a lengthy evasive manner as reported on the official UUA website report about his participation in the 'Fellowship of Reconciliation' meetings with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In spite of being largely ignored and thus effectively snubbed by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, UUA President Bill Sinkford even had the gall to snarkily remark -
"I could not imagine the current U.S. president taking the time to honor questions about his actions the way Ahmadinejad did today."
It is most regrettable that the current UUA Presidential candidates are even less forthcoming than Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when it comes to honoring questions about their own words and actions. . .