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
- Name: Robin Edgar
- Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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, August 24, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Will Dan Furmansky The New Standing On The Side Of Love Campaign Manager Turn A Blind Eye To The Intolerance And Bigotry Of U*U Ministers?
Quite regrettably the UUA's Standing On The Side Of Love Campaign has already suppressed a number of comments that I have submitted to the SSL blog and SSL Facebook page which pointed out how certain U*Us, including "less than excelllent" U*U ministers. . . were guilty of various "acts of exclusion, oppression, or violence" because of people's identities. In a new Standing On The Side Of Love blog post entitled 'Urge President Obama to Remain Steadfast' Dan Furmansky asks U*Us -
"Will you send a message to President Obama urging him to remain steadfast, continue to speak out against anti-Muslim hysteria, and vocally support religious freedom?"
Dan reminds U*Us that - "The Standing on the Side of Love campaign is founded on the ideal of a world where no one is denied freedom or equality because of who they are, whether they have been marginalized because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, gender, disability, or any other fundamental aspect of their identity — including their religion."
and goes on to say -
"On the heels of increasing anti-immigrant rhetoric, the prevalence of Muslim-bashing is even more alarming. I believe we must take action. . . Please let the President know that you support love over fear, and that you agree with him when he says that Muslims “have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in the country.”"
Dan concludes his appeal for tolerance with the following words -
"When we stand on the side of love, we agree to not turn a blind eye to bigotry, oppression and discrimination. We share our highest ideals and allow ourselves to be inspired by others in our community. We take action to make life better for those who are marginalized. And we speak as people of faith who value acceptance, equality, and above all else, love."
Here is the comment that I just submitted in response to the above SSL rhetoric -
Um Dan. . .
Don't you think that UUA President Peter Morales was just a tad anti-Muslim himself when he contemptuously wrote off Islam, and most other "old religions" no doubt including Judaism and Christianity, as "obsolete religions created for another time" that "contribute to the darkness" of "hatred, injustice, prejudice, ignorance"?
Please don't turn a blind eye to Rev. Peter Morales' own anti-religious bigotry or indeed the bigotry of other U*U ministers.
It will be interesting to see if my comment is posted to the blog or if it is suppressed by the "moderators" aka censors of the Standing On The Side Of Love blog. . .
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Are Unitarian Universalist Welcoming Congregations "Less Than Welcoming" to Christian Unitarians Or Christians More Generally?
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Rev. Ray Drennan, Rev. Diane Miller & Rev. Dr. John Buehrens Get Kicked In The Balls By Rev. Scott Wells In One Fell Swoop. . .
"Someone needs to call him — and his enablers — out on the carpet. Enough is enough."
The above plagU*Urism of Rev. Scott Wells' hypo*critical words aimed at the dreaded Emerson Avenger works equally well if applied to Scott's very good friend Rev. Victoria Weinstein aka Peacebang aka Vicki The Impaler and *her* Big Fat U*U Enablers in the UUA namely Rev. Dr. Tracey Robinson-Harris and Rev. Beth Miller, to say nothing of former UUA President Bill "Slick Willie" Sinkford, as yet unresigned or unfired. . . UUA Vice President 'Kay Montgomery, and numerous other Big Fat U*U Enablers of Vicki The Impaler. . .
"Someone needs to call her — and her enablers — out on the Big Fat U*U Carpet. Enough is enough."
Maybe instead of calling your's truly out on the carpet it is long past time that outrageously hypocritical U*Us threw in the proverbial *towel* and responsibly acknowledged the very real and well-documented U*U injustices, abuses and hypocrisy that I have been publicly exposing and denouncing for well over a decade now.
N'est-ce pas U*Us?
Wouldn't it be better to finally get around to "doing the right thing" than to repeatedly and quite constantly keep doing the wrong thing and end up being publicly chastised by The *Real* U*U Enforcer?
* Purely figurative language of course as is the whole "kicking people in the balls" thing. . .
The Standing On The Side Of Love Campaign Stands On The Side Of Love For Abusive U*U Clergy
How about yours U*Us?
Labels: National Standing On The Side Of Love Day, Standing On The Side Of Love banners, U*U clergy misconduct, UUA Official Apology To Victims Of Clergy Sexual Misconduct, UUA President Peter Morales
Nike Air Max Shoes And The Voice Of The Big Fat U*U RevolU*Ution aka FU*USE - What's The Connection?
No, ever so revolU*Utionary U*Us?
A U*U Kodak Moment - Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer's U*U Civil Dis-O-BDSM In Phoenix AZ
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
U*U Seminarian Shawna Foster Gets Her Big Fat U*U Civil Dis-O-BDSM Photo Op aka 15 Minutes Of U*U World Fame. . .
I was arrested protesting SB 1070. Nice pic from UPI.com
That's it. That's all. . .
The "nice pic" of Shawna Foster's arrest, which she apparently obtained from the United Press International website, "captures" her with her chin thrust unnaturally high in the air in what *appears* to be Big Fat U*U Pride. Shawna has seen fit to "frame" that "nice pic" of her arrest within an image of a gold antique picture frame that only accentuates the "less than humble", indeed rather ostentatious, presentation of Shawna's *trophy* Kodak moment proving that she has gone through that elaborate carefully choreographed U*U "rite of passage" of ersatz civil disobedience aka U*U Civil Dis-O-BDSM.
Yes that "nice pic" is an all too revealing true work of art. . .
A picture that may well be worth a thousand questioning and critical words about just what U*Us in general, and U*U "religious professionals" in particular, are actually trying to achieve with their *artificial* aka con*trived aka sham "acts of civil disobedience". If Meadville-Lombard seminarian Shawna Foster's seemingly quite prideful and self-congratulatory blog post is any indication at all it would *appear* that their engaging in the very carefully orchestrated "role playing" of U*U Civil Dis-O-BDSM is as much for the personal gratification of their Big Fat U*U Egos as it is for drawing attention to and challenging any alleged or actual "unjust law".
So you have obtained your Big Fat U*U "Badge Of Honor" now Shawna, but it is open to some good old Unitarian *question* just how much real honor you and other attention seeking U*U religious leaders deserve for your rather questionable "civil disobedience".
Slanderous & Libelous Unitarian*Universalist Gossips aka SLU*UGs Suck U*U Big Time. . .
In fact, it would appear that these Big Fat U*U Gossips have taken a double barreled shotgun, or possibly a Big Fat U*U Blunder*buss, and unceremoniously blasted their collective U*U Clay Feet to smithereens. In a blog post titled 'What Really Happened at the Montreal Church?' they have posted a totally false and quite evidently malicious, i.e. genuinely libelous. . . rumour about your's truly to their misinformation and disinformation filled DIM Thinking attack blog.
I first became aware of the libelous accusation that I was involved in a "chair throwing incident" when an anonymous Montreal Unitarian*Universalist U*U commenter on this blog briefly mentioned it in this comment posted to this TEA blog post about how Rev. Ray Drennan's anti-religious intolerance & bigotry tarnished the public image of the so-called Unitarian Church of Montreal. I had never previously heard about this completely false, and obviously harmful and damaging, slanderous accusation that *pretends* that I threw a chair at or near U*Us in the Unitarian Church of Montreal. Here is the pertinent part of what this cowardly anonymous Montreal U*U troll wrote almost four years ago now on Thursday, August 17, 2006 -
Robin has been verbally abusive over the years with a number of members as they have entered the church on Sunday, myself included, and there was a chair throwing incident while he was a member that scared the staff, who demanded that something be done.
Please note that there are no details about my alleged verbally abusive behaviour and the alleged "chair throwing incident". Please note also that this "less than detailed" (to say nothing of "less than truthful". . .) allegation about me is NOT first hand eye-witness testimony but rather what is commonly known as "hearsay evidence" that would be completely inadmissible as testimony or evidence in any court of law.
Here is how I initially responded to that libelous allegation about me -
The fact that CC had not heard about the alleged "chair throwing incident" should tell U*Us something. . . The fact that Anonymous U*U's recent rant is, so far, the first and only time that this alleged "chair throwing incident" has ever been mentioned and the fact that, in spite of my public challenge to U*Us to do so no U*U has provided the slightest corroborating testimony or evidence about this alleged incident, should make it clear to U*Us that the alleged "chair throwing incident" never happened or, if it did, I was not in any way involved in it.
Try finding ANY allegation about me throwing a chair in the Unitarian Church of Montreal posted to the internet prior to this comment dated Thursday, August 17, 2006. I am very confident that a free and responsible Google search for the capital 'O' Objective Truth, or indeed glaring lack thereof. . . of this genuinely libelous allegation about me will not find any prior mention of it. None whatsoever.
Don't U*Us think that if this alleged "chair throwing incident" had ANY foundation in fact that it would have come to light *somewhere* on the internet well prior to Thursday, August 17, 2006? Where is the first-hand testimony of the staff of the Unitarian Church of Montreal, or any other "eye witnesses" that the original commenter and the "collective authorship" of the Robin Edgar Sucks blog *pretend* actually witnessed this supposed "chair throwing incident"? Why is it not mentioned at all in the earlier SPAM comments that this anonymous Montreal U*U posted to numerous TEA blog posts and claims is the Unitarian Church of Montreal's official response to people who inquire about our little "war of words"? Don't U*Us think that, if I had *really* thrown a chair at or near people in the Unitarian Church of Montreal, this act of physical violence would have been at least briefly mentioned in the Unitarian Church of Montreal's official response?
Why is it that this alleged "chair throwing incident" has never been brought up at all by Montreal Unitarian U*Us in ANY of the court proceedings arising out of my false arrest on trumped up criminal charges in December of 2000, or in subsequent court hearings arising out of Rev. Diane Rollert's deeply misguided decision to seek a restraining order against me on the grounds that I *might* cause a "serious personal injury offense" against her or other U*Us? Don't U*Us think that if there was ANY truth to this alleged "chair throwing incident", even highly misleading "less than honest" U*U "half-truth", that this "chair throwing incident" would have been used as prosecution evidence supporting the charges against me? Why is it that not one single Montreal Unitarian U*U ever mentioned this alleged "chair throwing incident" in ANY of the numerous depositions that were provided to Montreal police and Quebec Crown Prosecutors over the last decade or more? Surely if some staff members of the Unitarian Church of Montreal actually witnessed me throwing a chair somewhere in the Unitarian Church of Montreal and were scared by this act of violence they would have provided sworn affidavits attesting to having witnessed me throwing a chair.
Why is it that the ONLY person who ever brought up this alleged "chair throwing incident" in a court of law was none other than your's truly? Yes, that's right U*Us. *I* raised the question of this alleged "chair throwing incident" while cross-examining the "less than perfect", indeed "less than honest" aka *perjurious*. . . Rev. Diane Rollert during the Quebec Court hearings that arose out of her seeking a restraining order against me on the grounds that she feared that I would commit a "serious personal injury offense" against her.
Why would I do that U*Us ask? Very simple. I knew that this libelous allegation was completely and utterly false, not even based on the slightest misleading "half truth", and I wanted to expose the kind of demonizing and marginalizing slanderous lies that U*Us were telling about me and, if at all possible, learn the identities of the Montreal Unitarian U*Us who had told this particular Big Fat U*U Lie so that I could take appropriate action against them for telling such a harmful and damaging slanderous lie about me.
So how did Rev. Diane Rollert respond to my question(s) asking her about this libelous accusation against me U*Us ask?
She denied ever having heard about it at all.
There are pretty much only two possibilities here U*Us. Rev. Diane Rollert actually told the truth about never having heard about this "chair throwing incident" or she lied about never having heard about it. If she was telling the truth don't U*Us think that it just *might* be because I never actually threw a chair in the Unitarian Church of Montreal and that the very few people who have tried to spread this slanderous rumour about me knew that it could backfire big time if they shared their concerns about this non-existent "chair throwing incident" with Rev. Rollert? So why would Rev. Diane Rollert lie about never having heard about this "chair throwing incident" if she had in fact been told about it U*Us ask? Why to protect the slanderous & libelous U*U gossips aka SLU*UGs who spread that harmful and damaging lie about me from any accountability for their slander and libel. If Rev. Rollert had actually admitted to having heard about this harmful and damaging false accusation against me she would have found herself in a "less than comfortable" position in court.
So just to be absolutely clear here. . .
I categorically deny having ever been involved in any "chair throwing incident" at the Unitarian Church of Montreal. I have never thrown ANY object at or near ANY Unitarian*Universalist, Montreal Unitarian U*U or otherwise. I have a proven track record of completely *non-violent* direct action aka *peaceful* public protest in front of the Unitarian Church of Montreal. Not one Montreal Unitarian U*U, nor any other Unitarian*Universalist, has ever suffered the slightest scratch or bruise as a result of my public protest activities since I initiated them in May of 1998, nor was any U*U physically harmed in any manner whatsoever prior to my peaceful public protest against U*U injustices, abuses and hypocrisy.
The same cannot be said about Montreal Unitarian U*Us throwing objects at or near me however, to say nothing of actually physically assaulting me. . . There are several U*U "object throwing incidents" that I can 100% truthfully relate on this blog or anywhere else on the internet for that matter. There is that rather embarrassing footage of a certain "picket sign throwing incident" courtesy of Totalitarian Unitarian "Citizens' Police Officer" Peter Kohl aka U*U COP that I saw fit to post to my U*UTube account.
Now *that* is what U call incontrovertible eye witness testimony.
As they say. . .
Seeing is believing.
Butt wait U*Us there's more. . .
John Inder, the former President of the so-called Unitarian Church of Montreal who is numbered amongst those slanderous and libelous U*U gossips who have so foolishly seen fit to "name-call" Creation Day a "cult" to my face, once forcefully threw a few picket signs that he was attempting to steal from me in my direction after I had firmly but politely warned him that I would regrettably have to charge him with theft if he did not hand back my picket signs. If my memory serves me well this particular "picket-sign throwing incident" took place after I had successfully had that fool of a Queen's Counsel lawyer Kevin Howard QC charged with both theft and assault. Thus Montreal U*U John Inder knew very well that I was quite serious about charging him with theft if he went through with his own rather petty thievery, hence his physically violent act of forcefully throwing my picket signs at me in a Big Fat U*U Fit of exasperation. . .
I well recall former UCM Board member, and pridefully self-described "Type A personality", Pierre Binette contemptuously throwing lit cigarette butts at me as he walked past me on his way into the Unitarian Church of Montreal on several occasions. Yes, that's the very same U*U asshole who has the ignoble distinction of being the very first Montreal Unitarian U*U to physically assault me in the early stages of my protest against U*U anti-religious intolerance and bigotry and other rather low "crimes and misdemeanors". . . So there's some eye-witness testimony from your's *truly* about a few "cigarette butt throwing incidents" courtesy of Type A for Asshole U*U personality Pierre Binette.
So where are the U*U "eye-witnesses" to my alleged "chair throwing incident" U*Us?
Do present their first hand "eye witness" testimony on the Robin Edgar Sucks blog.
Nobody wants to commit their first-hand eyewitness testimony to writing?
Even under the cowardly cover of accountability avoiding internet anonymity?
Can't imagine why. . .
Allow me to take this opportunity to once again remind Slanderous & Libelous U*U Gossips like the original anonymous U*U commenter, and the "collective authorship" of the libelous Robin Edgar Sucks blog, that it is my policy to respond to Big Fat U*U Lies by telling rather embarrassing but all but undeniable Big Fat U*U Truths that are very often supported by plenty of all but incontrovertible evidence of one kind or another.
So go ahead U*U punks.
Make my day by telling some more slanderous lies about me.
Monday, August 02, 2010
Apparently This U*U Leaping *Loon* Has Never Heard Of The Saying Look Before You Leap Into Ersatz U*U Civil Disobedience. . .
Apparently "Leaping Loon" aka U*U seminarian Leslie Mills' entirely Consensual personal experimentation with U*U Civil Dis-O-BDSM aka My Big Fat U*U "Martyrdom" was not quite as Safe, or indeed Sane, as she had been led to believe. . .
I think that Warren Zevon once wrote a song inspired by BDSM experimentation gone wrong.
Without further U*U ado here's The Emerson Avenger's most recent plagU*Urized snippet of the appropriately en*titled. . .
'Poor, Poor, Pitiful Me'
With a little bit of gender bending help from my friend Linda Ronstadt.
Well, I met a man out of Phoenix AZ
And I ain't namin' names
But he really worked me over good
Just like Jesse James
Yes, he really worked me over good
He was a credit to his gender
He put me through some changes Lord,
Sorta like The Emerson Avenger :-)
Honestly U*Us you *really* must learn to look before your "leap of faith" one of these days. . .
*The* Reverend Doctor Marilyn Sewell Gets Kicked In The Balls By Her Professional Colleague Rev. Sean Parker-Dennison. . .
And I couldn't agree more. . .
In fact I think that *the* Rev. Dr. Marilyn Sewell has inspired the dreaded Emerson Avenger to write a once and future The Emerson Avenger blog post titled -
'If Women Ruled The U*U World'
U*Us U*U Worldwide can rest ass*ured that this upcoming brand spanking new Emerson Avenger blog post will be "less than flattering" to "less than perfect" U*U women in general, and "less than kind" to "less than excellent" female U*U ministers in particular. . .
The Emerson Avenger hereby officially thanks Rev. Sean Parker-Dennison for saving him the trouble of kicking Rev. Dr. Marilyn Sewell in her Big Fat U*U Balls himself. :-)
Yes indeed. . .
I dare say that The Emerson Avenger none-the-less feels Rev. Dr. Marilyn Sewell's Big Fat U*U Pain. I mean this self-described "liberal Christian" U*U minister must have only just being getting over having been viciously kicked in the balls by her "less than tactful" interviewee "infamous atheist" Christopher Hitchens earlier this year.
The dreaded Emerson Avenger sincerely hopes that Rev. Sean Parker-Dennison will not be unceremoniously hauled before the dreaded Unitarian*Universalist Ministers Association for having the Big Fat U*U Audacity to "speak scornfully or in derogation of any colleague in public" aka daring to speak capital 'O' Objective Truth to Clueless Unitarian*Universalist Clergy aka CU*UCs. . .
You *do* know how to pronounce the Big Fat U*U Acronym CU*UCs in *this* particular context.
Here's a Big Fat U*U Clue courtesy of David Bowie in case U don't.
The very similar Big Fat U*U Acronym CU*UC is of course pronounced -
See U*U see. . . :-)
Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer Exposes Ersatz Unitarian*Universalist "Civil Disobedience" For The Attention Seeking Sham That It Really Is. . .
Take the word of Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer as posted to to her Facebook page and reproduced verbatim in the 'Melissa's Witness' post of Rev. Chip Roush's 'The Yes Church' blog -
But those of us who were arrested in the protest were *keenly aware* that we were there by choice and that our confiement (sic) was temporary. We had the benefit of support from our fellow protestors. We knew there were people outside rallying and praying for us and that lawyers were working on our defense. . .
We *knew* we would soon be returning to our families, our jobs and our ordinary lives. We sang together and told jokes to pass the time. In the morning we prayed. Holding hands we offered a prayer of gratitude for every single person who dares, in whatever way they are able, to take a stand on the side of love. And we offered a prayer of humility, knowing that Latinos/Latinas and other people of color would continue to targeted with increasing vigilance here in AZ after we all go home.
U*U Bondage & Domination Seeking Media-Attention