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 -

Thursday, August 05, 2010

The Standing On The Side Of Love Campaign Stands On The Side Of Love For Abusive U*U Clergy

Before any U*Us accuse me of slandering the UUA's Standing On The Side Of Love campaign. . . Allow me to ever so pointedly point out that the U*Us behind the Standing On The Side Of Love campaign have suppressed a number of my "electronic communications" calling for U*Us to stand on the side of love for victims of U*U clergy misconduct. Above and beyond that. . . UUA President Peter Morales abjectly failed, or more likely obstinately refused, to stand on the side of love for ALL victims of U*U clergy misconduct during the first observance of National Standing On The Side Of Love Day last February 14th, as I had invited him to do in my Groundhog Day email to President Morales. This counts as standing on the side of love for abusive U*U clergy in *my* books.

How about yours U*Us?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting read. I do wonder how you can be excommunicated as a UU when there is no membership process from which you can be excommunicated. While you may have been dropped from the role of a congregation it is not the same. Hope you will find a more appropriate ter.

Monday, September 10, 2012 4:08:00 pm  
Blogger Robin Edgar said...

Strictly speaking you cannot be excommunicated from the Unitarian Universalist "church" in the same way as one may be excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church and other churches where excommunication is sometimes practiced. I am using the words "excommunicated" and "excommunication" somewhat facetiously but also ironically. The root words are of course communicate and communication.

I was initially expelled from the Unitarian Church of Montreal for six months for doing nothing more than phoning UCM board members to determine if they were aware of the fact that Rev. Ray Drennan had issued an "apology" to me (most were completely unaware) and following that up by depositing letters in the board members' internal church mail boxes informing them that I had rejected Drennan's sorry excuse for an apology which was a classic example of a non-apology apology. This perfectly reasonable action on my part was deemed to be "disruptive behaviour" by the UCM's Disruptive Behaviour Committee which had been set up with the sole purpose of silencing me.

The Unitarian Church of Montreal subsequently permanently revoked my membership as a punishment for tarnishing the image of the "church" by "going public" with my grievances by engaging in peaceful public protest outside the church even though the chair person of the Disruptive Behaviour Committee, the UCM's vice president John Pike, had expressly stated that he did not care if I protested outside of the "church" but only wanted me to stop distributing letters of grievance to congregants after church services as I had done on a few occasions. This was not simply a question of being dropped from the membership role of the UCM. The "church" leaders set up a carefully orchestrated kangaroo court disguised as a "special congregational meeting" in which I faced three "charges" that I had to defend myself against. I should add that I was considered guilty until proven innocent of the BS "charges". In fact the manner in which this "special congregational meeting" kangaroo court was arranged disregarded and violated the UCM's own bylaws regarding procedures for dealing with "disruptive behaviour". It is this highly manipulative carefully orchestrated process for permanently revoking my membership (with no possibility of appeal BTW. . .) which also caused me to use the term "excommunicated".

Monday, September 10, 2012 4:49:00 pm  
Blogger Sgeeryzink said...

As a member of a UU Church (remember, the UUA does not necessarily represent each individual church-- we don't act like other churches with an overseer), if you don't like how the UUA is operating, it's your right and even obligation as a UU to go about the issue in varying ways. If the UUA doesn't want to hear you, maybe your congregation will stand with you. At GA, you can even bring the subject to all the delegate's attention! Start your own Victim campaign and even committee. Go around to many churches as a guest speaker on the issue. Write articles and send them to UU newsletters/congregations. Write open circle discussions, even. If you're a UU, you shouldn't hesitate to take action just because you were brushed off by some president of the UUA. Don't play victim or point fingers. Your opinion is worth more than a snarky picture on a blog site and you should prove it to yourself and the UUA.

Friday, October 19, 2012 6:04:00 pm  

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