I Am Standing On The Side Of Love For Demonized And Marginalized Republicans On Inter*National Standing On The Side Of Love Day 2011
In keeping with UUA President Peter Morales' claims to want to have the most transparent and accountable UUA administration ever, here is the full text of the "electronic communication" aka email that I just sent to him -
Unbecoming Conduct Complaint Against Rev. Cynthia P. Cain
Monday, February 14, 2011 8:18 PM
From: "Robin Edgar" email@example.com
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
National Standing On The Side Of Love Day
Monday, February 14, 2011
To: President Peter Morales
Unitarian Universalist Association Of Congregations
25 Beacon Street, Boston, MA
Dear President Morales,
You have publicly stated that it is wrong to demonize and marginalize people just because of who they are. You have also repeatedly stated that you want your UUA administration to be the most transparent and accountable UUA administration ever. I would like to celebrate the second observance of National Standing On The Side Of Love Day, and provide an opportunity for you to stand on the side of love for demonized and marginalized people, by calling to your attention the anti-Republican intolerance and bigotry of Lexington Kentucky Unitarian Universalist minister Rev. Cynthia P. Cain as very publicly posted to the World Wide Web on her Jersey Girl In Kentucky blog since Monday, September 3, 2008.
The blog title and following two lines can be readily perceived to be a fine example of blatant anti-Republican prejudice and bigotry.
The blog title says -
OMG! Mean people DO suck.
And Rev. Cynthia P. Cain continues on saying -
And I just heard from a whole bunch of really mean people.
It should be obvious that Rev. Cynthia P. Cain is publicly demonizing and marginalizing ALL Republicans, no doubt including the few Unitarian Universalist Republicans may remain within the Republican hostile UU religious community, as "really mean people".
The full text of Rev. Cynthia P. Cain's bigoted anti-Republican blog post may be read at the following URL -
It should be noted that Rev. Cynthia P. Cain seems to be totally unapologetic about her far from civil public attack on Republicans, even though several people objected to her demonizing and marginalizing blog post soon after it was posted to the internet.
If I had any confidence in the UUA and its all to aptly named Ministerial Fellowship Committee to respond to a formal unbecoming conduct complaint against Rev. Cynthia P. Cain in a manner that modeled UU principles and purposes rather than wantonly disregarding them and even outright betraying them I would have filed an unbecoming conduct complaint against Rev. Cynthia P. Cain in the fall of 2008. Because I had virtually no confidence in the UUA's readiness and willingness to responsibly handle such a complaint I decided to wait for a change in the UUA administration in general, and in the UUA and MFC staff handling clergy misconduct complaints. Both changes appear to have taken place in that you are now President of the UUA, and neither Rev. Dr. Tracey Robinson-Harris not Rev. Beth Miller are involved in handling clergy misconduct complaints.
I am formally asking you to take steps to personally ensure that my formal unbecoming conduct complaint against Rev. Cynthia P. Cain arising from her anti-Republican bigotry which demonizes and marginalizes ALL Republicans as "really mean people", and her other unbecoming conduct as posted to the interconnected web of the internet in her 'OMG Mean Peopl DO Suck' blog post, is handled in a manner that is very transparent and results in Rev. Cynthia P. Cain being subjected to some genuine and appropriate accountability for her conduct which is unbecoming of any minister, let alone a Unitarian Universalist minister.
I do not know what the UUA's current procedures for handling clergy misconduct complaints are, indeed they seem to be in a state of flux as a result of the change of administrations and other factors. I would urge you to directly pass on my unbecoming conduct complaint to the UUA's Ministerial Fellowship Committee as a whole, rather than passing it on to another individual UUA administrator for pre-screening since, in my own bitter experience, the pre-screening of clergy misconduct complaints by a single UUA staffer, or small group of UUA or MFC staff, results in unbecoming conduct complaints being unjustly, less than equitably, and far from compassionately dismissed or rejected out of hand.
Please respond to this email in a timely manner to inform me about how you intend to deal with this formal unbecoming conduct complaint against Rev. Cynthia P. Cain in a manner that genuinely honors and upholds your publicly stated commitment to UUA transparency and accountability, and which clearly and unequivocally stands on the side of love for Republicans and all of those people who have been unjustly demonized and marginalized by intolerant and bigoted, or otherwise hostile and abusive, Unitarian Universalist clergy.
Labels: Anti-Republican U*Us, Ministerial *Fellowship* Committee, Republicanphobic U*Us, Rev. Cynthia Cain, U*U bigotry, U*U clergy misconduct, U*U Hate, unbecoming conduct, UUA President Peter Morales