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

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Seven Actions That Justice Making And Healing Require But The UUA And MFC Quite Unfortunately And Remarkably Obstinately Refuse To Take. . .

Clergy misconduct advocate Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune on justice-making and healing -

In cases of clergy sexual abuse* it is the religious institution that is responsible for the process of justice-making - the restoration to health of what has been broken or damaged.

Justice-making requires seven actions:

1. Truth-Telling: Give voice to the reality of the abuse.

2. Acknowledging The Violation: Hear the truth, name the cause, and condemn it as wrong.

3. Compassion: Listen to and suffer with the victim.

4. Protecting the Vulnerable: Take steps to prevent further abuse to the victim and others.

5. Accountability: Confront the abuser and impose negative consequences; this step makes repentance possible.

6. Restitution: Make symbolic restoration of what was lost; give a tangible means to acknowledge the wrongfulness of the abuse and the harm done, and to bring about healing, for instance payment for therapy.

7. Vindication: Set the victim free from the suffering caused by the abuse.

There can be no healing without justice-making.

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So just how many of these steps have the religious institution known as the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations aka the UUA and its very aptly named Ministerial *Fellowship* Committee, and/or the religious institution that calls itself the Unitarian Church of Montreal, actually taken aka responsibly implemented in response to my complaints about non-sexual clergy misconduct U*Us?

Not a single one of them as far as I can see, but do feel free to correct me if I am wrong about that. . .


* This of course applies equally to most if not all non-sexual forms of clergy abuse aka clergy misconduct, and injustices and abuses in a much more general sense.

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