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

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Policies Of The UUA's Ministerial Fellowship Committee Are Obsolete Policies To Paraphrase Some Words Of UUA President Peter Morales. . .

That's right U*Us.

The Policies Of The Ministerial Fellowship Committee of the Unitarian*Universalist Association of Congregations, which were apparently updated as recently as January 22, 2010, are obsolete or will be very soon. . . *Actually*, upon further *review* of the situation, it would appear that the Policies of the Ministerial Fellowship Committee were obsolete several months before they were "updated" and the "update" failed to address their obsolescence. . .

How are the MFC's "less than competently" updated policies obsolete U*Us ask?

Well "Section 19." regarding "COMPLAINT PROCEDURES AGAINST MINISTERS"

Says the following under the heading - A. INITIATING A COMPLAINT.

"Complaints involving alleged unprofessional/unbecoming conduct of a minister or other violation of the rules of Fellowship shall be received and reviewed by the Director of Congregational Services."

The last time I checked. . . the UUA's Director of Congregational Services, one Rev. Dr. Tracey Robinson-Harris, "announced by email on March 11 (2009) that she had resigned and would be leaving the UUA at the end of June." Above and beyond *that* little nugget of U*U information the whole Congregational Services department of the UUA was pretty much disbanded, or at least reorganized into oblivion, by the outgoing Sinkford administration. But don't take my word for it U*Us, take Donald E. Skinner's word for it, in his UU World blog article dated June 1st 2009 titled 'UUA reorganizes Congregational Services staff':

"The Unitarian Universalist Association is reorganizing several staff groups July 1 (2009) following the resignation of the director of the Congregational Services staff and the implementation of a revised program for supporting youth and young adult ministry. . . The resignation this spring of the Rev. Tracy Robinson-Harris, a member of the UUA’s Leadership Council who has served as director of the Congregational Services Staff Group for eight years, prompted additional staff changes. UUA Executive Vice President Kay Montgomery announced in May that there will no longer be a Congregational Services Staff Group. Members of that group will work within other staff groups."

So how is it U*Us that the allegedly "very good" Policies of the Ministerial Fellowship Committee, which were supposedly "updated" on January 22, 2010, about six months *after* the complete disbanding of the UUA's Congregational Services department, and more than ten months *after* the resignation of the UUA's last and quite lamentable Director of Congregational Services Rev. Dr. Tracey Robinson-Harris, still say that -

"Complaints involving alleged unprofessional/unbecoming conduct of a minister or other violation of the rules of Fellowship shall be received and reviewed by the Director of Congregational Services."

and

"If necessary, the Director of Congregational Services will assist the complainant in reducing the complaint to writing."

?

Gotta love that turn of a phrase *reducing* the complaint to writing.

No U*Us?

Allow me to borrow a very Unitarian phrase from Mr. Rogers. . .

Can U*Us say INCOMPETENCE?

So I guess the UUA's very aptly named Ministerial *Fellowship*
Committee needs to update their Policies yet again, and A.S.A.P., so that they are in alignment with *reality*, to say nothing of the claimed principles and purposes of The U*U Movement. As far as the latter alignment goes. . . The Emerson Avenger is all too ready to provide helpful advice to the Ministerial *Fellowship* Committee about how it can align its policies with U*U principles and ideals *after* it has officially apologized to him for the MFC's past negligent, incompetent, and effectively complicit responses to his clergy misconduct complaints against "less than excellent" U*U "pastors" Rev. Ray Drennan and Reverend Doctored Victoria Weinstein.

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