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, May 05, 2010

Lynn Mershon Calvin Kicks *The* Rev. Dr. Tracey Robinson-Harris In The Balls With A Little Bit Of Help From Teresa Nielsen Hayden. . .

In the following comment posted to the rather questionable 'The View Of Berkeley From Here Is Downhill' post of ever so "Christian" U*U minister Rev. Scott Wells' 'Boy In The Bands' blog -

11. Lynn wrote:

I’ll add in to the analysis – (I was one of the group that worked through the process of the life ban from UUA lists and I was on his list for a very long time.)

Teresa Nielsen Hayden has a long analysis about moderation here:

One of the things Teresa says is “What I can do is refuse to respect bloggers and other site administrators who let it flourish on their own sites, or who provide cover for the anonymous vandals who post it.”

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So Lynn Mershon Calvin aka Lynn Calvin just how much respect do you suppose that Teresa Nielsen Hayden, or indeed the dreaded Emerson Avenger. . . might have for "resigned" UUA Director of Congregational Services Rev. Dr. Tracey Robinson-Harris and the "laid off" Ministerial *Fellowship* Committee Executive Secretary Rev. Beth Miller who *both* effectively ruled that "less than polite" aka "graceless and rude" Unitarian*Universalist ministers can insult and defame people to their corpse-cold Unitarian hearts' content as long as they do so under the cowardly cover of internet anonymity?

If you guessed "not bloody much" you are right on the money AFA*I*AC. . .

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Blogger Teresa Nielsen Hayden said...

I haven't read the interactions you describe, so I can't pass judgment on them. However, taken solely as an abstract principle, the idea that "it's all right to flame people hairless, as long as you do so anonymously" just purely sucks.

Thursday, May 27, 2010 4:46:00 pm  
Blogger Robin Edgar said...

Thanks for your comment here Teresa.

Read this string of "electronic communications" between your's truly and former UUA Congregational Services Director Rev. Dr. Tracey Robinson-Harris and weep. . .

The key sentence says -

It is the case that in this situation the minister’s blog is anonymous ( though you were able to identify the individual) and that she is free to express her opinions and to do so outside of her professional role as a minister serving a congregation.

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This idiotic ruling effectively means that any and all U*U ministers can "flame people hairless" as you so aptly put it, with complete impunity, zero accountability whatsoever, not so much as a reprimand. . . as long as these verbally and psychologically abusive U*U ministers do so anonymously. . .

Thursday, May 27, 2010 8:42:00 pm  

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