The Charlotte Observer Censorship Of Comments Continued. . .
It turns out that the UU World magazine website uses the same Discus comment system as The Charlotte Observer newspaper. In having a peek at the UU World reporting of the 2011 UUA GA in Charlotte I noticed that my name was posted above an empty comment submission box and below my name was a notification saying -
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I knew that I had not commented on the UU World blog so I clicked on my name and, lo and behold. . . Discus had preserved the comments that I had submitted to The Charlotte Observer earlier today.
Will small miracles never cease? :-)
Without further ado here are the "memory holed" comments that I had submitted in response to religion & values columnist Tim Funk's article entitled 'Liberal denomination stands up for its causes' -
I see that Tim Funk has written a nice "puff piece" for the Unitarian Universalist "church". He could hardly have done better if he was a UU propagandist working for the UU World magazine. This article presents UUs aka U*Us in a wholely positive light and is thus highly misleading. . . UUs are not in fact as "welcoming" to everyone as they claim to be and there is considerable anti-Christian and more broadly anti-religious intolerance intolerance and bigotry in the "tiny, declining, fringe religion" known as The U*U Movement. Political conservatives in general, and Republicans in particular, will not find themselves very welcome in many so-called "Welcoming Congregations" of The Uncommon Denomination.
For all their empty posturing about being a multi-cultural religion U*Us are almost 100% white. One *could* speak of WASU*Us. . . Many people of color do not find themselves all that welcome in U*U "churches" and I expect that this has a lot to do with the previously mentioned anti-religious intolerance that is found in numerous U*U "churches". I could go on but would just advise readers not to be taken in by this misleading U*U BS that was probably fed to Tim Funk by U*U propagandists. And do feel free to enter into what U*Us would call "a free and responsible search" for the "truth and meaning" of what I have said here by Googling -
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Actually there are a good number of Unitarian Universalists who are quite anti-Christian or more broadly anti-religious. Many U*Us are atheists aka "Humanists" and there is a subset of U*U atheists that is very anti-religious and quite hostile towards God believing people. I have been subjected to the abusive anti-religious intolerance and bigotry of what I have good reason to call "fundamentalist atheist" U*Us and this intolerant and abusive behavior has been condoned by the highest levels of the UUA. Even those few U*Us who describe themselves as "Christian" U*Us can be quite hostile to Christians of other denominations, most notably Roman Catholics.
Some U*U clergy apparently love to publicly criticize the Roman Catholic church for its clergy sexual abuse problems while not only turning a blind eye to the clergy sexual misconduct of U*U ministers which includes the forcible rape of teenage refugees, but trying to cover up and hide the UUA's negligent and complicit mishandling of clergy sexual misconduct complaints when they are exposed . . .