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, November 02, 2011

Herman Cain's Alleged Sexual Harassment And UUA Negligence Towards And Complicity In UU Clergy Sexual Misconduct - What's The Connection?

Unitarian Universalist minister and sexologist Rev. Debra Haffner is 'Raising Cain on Sexual Harassment' in The Huffington Post. Her article about sexual harassment accusations against Republican would-be presidential candidate Herman Cain raises some questions about how the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations responds to clergy sexual misconduct. So I asked some of these questions in a comment responding to this comment by Skeptic406 -

Not only is it Slick Willie's "private business" but he will actually inspire a "less than perfect" Unitarian Universali­st minister who unceremoni­ously dumped his first wife to marry a neighbor's wife he coveted to say -

"I am so proud of you. Hang in there."

Source -

I can't help but wonder if the "specific national religious denominati­on" where "up until now" sexual harassment training had been optional at its headquarte­rs was none other than the ever so progressiv­e Unitarian Universali­st Associatio­n of Congregati­ons. . .

It may be that the UUA now has a required course on clergy sexual misconduct prevention and how to create a congregati­on free from sexual abuse, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct etc. etc. but the fact of the matter is that the UUA has a shameful history of being incredibly lax in its disciplini­ng of "less than perfect" Unitarian Universali­st ministers who are guilty of sexual abuse, sexual harassment and other forms of sexual misconduct­, to say nothing of numerous forms of non-sexual clergy misconduct­. But don't take my word for this. Take the word of UU minister Rev. Deborah Pope-Lance as presented during the UUA's Berry Street Lecture -


I wonder how many UUs know that they elected a UU minister who was justifiabl­y accused of clergy sexual misconduct involving an adulterous affair or "fling" as President of the UUA?

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