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: 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

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Unitarian Church Of Montreal And Quebec Crown Prosecutors - What's The Connection?



This U*UTube video, shot in front of the Unitarian Church of Montreal on Sunday February 20, 2011, provides an explanation as to why I decided to engage in a peaceful public protest at the Palais de Justice in Montréal during the Quebec Crown prosecutors strike in order to raise consciousness to how Québec Crown prosecutors have misused and abused the Canadian Criminal Code to aid and abet the deeply misguided efforts of Montreal Unitarians to force an end to my protest in front of the Unitarian Church of Montreal.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Un Procureur de la Couronne du Québec Nuise A Mon Protest Contre Les Procureurs de la Couronne du Québec Qui Nuisent Aux Droits Et Libertés. . .



A female Quebec Crown prosecutor aka un procureur de la Couronne du Québec interferes with my Quebec Crown prosecutors strike counter-protest against Quebec Crown prosecutors undermining and/or endangering civil rights and freedoms by prosecuting peaceful public protesters on highly questionable and even outright bogus criminal charges by physically removing my one and only free standing picket sign and threatening to call Palais de Justice security etc. etc.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

RÉCLAME JUSTICE! Quebec Crown Prosecutors Strike Protest Photos - Tuesday February 22, 2011



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Quebec Crown Prosecutors Strike Protest - U*UTube Video From Tuesday February 22, 2011 Protest #1

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Quebec Crown Prosecutors Strike Protest - U*UTube Video From Thursday February 17, 2011 Protest #1

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Quebec Crown Prosecutors Strike Counter-Protest Thursday February 17, 2011


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Monday, February 14, 2011

I Am Standing On The Side Of Love For Demonized And Marginalized Republicans On Inter*National Standing On The Side Of Love Day 2011

By filing a brand-spanking new unbecoming conduct complaint against a "less than perfect" Unitarian Universalist minister who demonized and marginalized Republicans on her "less than anonymous" ministerial blog. . .

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" robinedgar59@yahoo.ca
To: pmorales@uua.org
Cc: dbrayden@uua.org, hlimpert@uua.org

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.

Republicans.

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 -

http://ajerseygirlinkentucky.blogspot.com/2008/09/omg-mean-people-do-suck.html

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.

Thank you,

Robin Edgar

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Standing On The Side Of Love For Victims Of U*U Hatred And U*U Hate Speech On Inter National Standing On The Side Of Love Day 2011



A U*UTube Video Of The Emerson Avenger
Standing On The Side Of Love
For Victims Of U*U Hatred And U*U Hate Speech
On Inter*National Standing On The Side Of Love Day
Monday February 14, 2011

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Standing On The Side Of Love For Victims Of U*U Clergy Misconduct On Inter National Standing On The Side Of Love Day 2011


The Emerson Avenger Standing On The Side Of
Robert Indiana's Love Sculpture For Victims Of
ALL Forms Of Unitarian*Universalist Clergy Misconduct
On Inter*National Standing On The Side Of Love Day
Monday February 14th, 2011.

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Standing On The Side Of Love For Victims Of U*U Injustices And Abuses On Inter National Standing On The Side Of Love Day 2011

Well, what with St. Valentine's Day being "reimagined" as 'National Standing On The Side Of Love Day' by the UUA's Standing On The Side Of Love Campaign, I decided to do a little "reimagining" of Standing On The Side Of Love Day and stand on the side of love for victims of a variety of injustices and abuses that have been directly perpetrated by certain Unitarian Universalists, including "less than perfect" U*U clergy. . . and indirectly perpetuated by rather too many other hypocritical Unitarian*Universalists aka U*Us who do little or nothing to respond to U*U injustices and abuses in a manner that genuinely honors and upholds the purported principles and purposes of Unitarian Universalism aka The U*U Movement aka The Tiny Declining Fringe Religion™.

Earlier today I stood on the side of love for ALL victims of unjust criminal prosecution and prosecutorial harassment in front of the Palais de Justice aka court house in Old Montreal aka Vieux Montreal where a few hundred striking Quebec Crown prosecutors were marching in a picket line to demand significantly higher wages. One of their picket sign slogans is -

RECLAME JUSTICE

which is French for -

DEMAND JUSTICE

It seems to me that I have been demanding justice for myself and other victims of U*U injustices and abuses of various kinds for quite some time now. . . but outrageously hypocritical Unitarian*Universalists seem to be no closer to providing some long overdue restorative to me and other victims of U*U clergy misconduct (or other forms of U*U injustices and abuses) than they were back in 1996 when I first demanded some justice from Montreal Unitarians and the UUA.

Interestingly enough. . . my original letter of grievance arising from Rev. Ray Drennan's intolerant and abusive verbal attack on me was dated February 14th, 1996, so today marks the 15th anniversary of my initial demand for some justice, equity, and compassion from Montreal Unitarians and the UUA's department of ministry. A demand for justice that the congregation of the Unitarian Church of Montreal, the UUA, including the UUA's very aptly named Ministerial *Fellowship* Committee, have repeatedly, indeed continuously and quite obstinately. . . refused to responsibly redress. So I guess I somewhat prophetically anticipated the Standing On The Side Of Love campaign's "reimagining" of St. Valentine's Day as a day to stand on the side of love for people who have been oppressed and marginalized in various ways by submitting my little "love letter" complaining about Rev. Ray Drennan's intolerant and abusive clergy misconduct to the Board of the Unitarian Church of Montreal on St. Valentine's Day 1996. That's right U*Us, today I am "celebrating" the second observance of Inter*National Standing On The Side Of Love Day by reminding hypocritical Unitarian*Univeralist U*Us that they have been standing on the side of Rev. Ray Drennan's Big Fat U*U Hate since February 14th 1996. . .

Today I stood on the side of love for ALL victims of Unitarian Universalist clergy misconduct, regardless of whether or not that misconduct involves sexual misconduct or not.

Today I stood on the side of love for ALL victims of Unitarian Universalist hatred, whether that hatred is manifested as "hate speech", prejudice, intolerance and bigotry, or as various other forms of hate.

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Standing On The Side Of Love For Victims Of U*U Hate For National Standing On The Side Of Love Day



Just saying, as they say. . .

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Standing On The Side Of Love For Victims Of Unitarian*Universalist Clergy Misconduct For National Standing On The Side Of Love Day 2011


Just saying as they say. . .

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U*U Clergy Sexual Misconduct And Synchronicity - What's The Interconnnection On The Interconnected Web Of The World Wide Web?

What are the Big Fat U*U Odds here U*Us?

Serendipitously enough, indeed strangely enough. . .

I actually mentioned Rev. Dr. Forrest Church's clergy sexual misconduct, along with that of Rev. Calvin Dame, former UUA President Rev. William G. Sinkford, and some other unmentionable U*U ministers. . . in a U*UTube video that I made this morning while standing of the side of love for all victims of U*U clergy misconduct (be that misconduct sexual in nature or not) displaying a variety of (in)appropriate picket signs during my "alternative spiritual practice" of protesting against diverse U*U injustices, abuses and hypocrisies in front of the Unitarian Church of Montreal. So it was something of a rather unusual "meaningful coincidence" aka synchronicity to just now discover from my web stats that someone from Fort Worth, Texas, had visited The Emerson Avenger blog at about the same time that I was briefly talking about Rev. Forrest Church this morning as a result of running a Google search for -

"forrest church" sexual misconduct

which inter*connected them with The Emerson Avenger blog post titled -

The U*U Jihad Navy Acquires The USS Manhattan Because Everybody Knows That Rev. Dr. Forrest Church Of All U*U Souls Church In New York Is. . .

But for me anyway, the strangest aspect of today's Big Fat U*U Synchronicity is that in my U*UTube video, which I fully intend to upload to YouTube and post here down the road a bit, I stated that I did not know all the details of Rev. Dr. Forrest Church's clergy sexual misconduct, yet the very same Google search which led a Texan from Fort *Worth* to visit this blog, *also* provided a new link to the October 14, 1991 issue of New York magazine which includes an in-depth article about Rev. Forrest Church's clergy sexual misconduct by Rusty Unger *entitled* -

Church of the Heavenly Unrest

I highly recommend that anyone interested in engaging in a free and responsible search for the truth and meaning of Unitarian Universalist clergy sexual misconduct in general, and Rev. Dr. Forrest Church's clergy sexual misconduct in particular, should read that revealing New York magazine article.

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Unitarian Universalist Clergy Disillusionment And Reverend William Sloane Coffin Jr. - What's The Big Fat U*U Connection?

Someone from Pasadena Maryland was just asking Google. . .

I am not sure if they were running a Google search for -

clergy disillusionment unitarian

regarding the state of disillusionment of disillusioned Unitarian Universalist clergy, or regarding the state of disillusionment of people of inherent worth and dignity who have been disillusioned by "less than perfect" U*U clergy, or even outright abusive U*U clergy, who illusioned them in the first place. . .

In either case their free and responsible Google search for Unitarian Universalist clergy disillusionment led them to pay a visit to the TEA blog post titled -

Reverend William Sloane Coffin Jr. Dis*Illusions Disillusioned Unitarian*Universalists With A Little Bit Of Help From The Emerson Avenger. . .

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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Quebec Crown Prosecutors Strike Protest - Day 1


A Big Fat U*U News Flash courtesy of the Canadian Press -

In what’s being billed as a Canadian first, Crown prosecutors and government lawyers have gone on strike in Quebec, adding a pile of delayed cases onto the backlog already plaguing the province’s justice system.

Hundreds of criminal cases were sidelined when 1,450 lawyers and prosecutors walked off the job on Tuesday, emptying countless courtrooms and inspiring memorable protests in Montreal and Quebec City.

About 350 lawyers in black robes marched silently inside the Montreal courthouse’s mezzanine, some with copies of the Criminal Code tucked under their arms.

Source - Chronicle Herald article titled 'Quebec Crown attorneys strike'

That's right U*Us, Quebec Crown prosecutors went on strike yesterday demanding a very substantial wage increase amongst other demands. As strikers are wont to do. . . Quebec Crown prosecutors picketed in front of the Palais de Justice aka court house in Old Montreal starting yesterday morning and continuing indefinitely.

I saw the picket line aka peaceful public protest as I was going to the nearby McDonalds restaurant for a McBiskit and coffee for breakfast and decided to go and get my HD video capable Pentax Kx DSLR camera and tripod and come back and do a little impromptu peaceful public protest of my own, primarily for U*UTube documentary video and Photo-Op purposes.

More later. . .

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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Unitarian Universalist Classism Sucks U*U

I am not going to go into a big long spiel about the classism, to say nothing of the misplaced snobbish elitism. . . that is quite rampant in the Unitarian Universalist religious community. I have said a thing or two about Unitarian*Universalist classism in the past and a certain number of U*U bloggers have blogged about the "sin" of U*U classism as well. I will simply direct readers to the most recent blog post about U*U classism en*titled 'Classism in my Beloved Community' on the Syracusan in Seattle blog of Christine Leigh and cross-post the comment I just posted to it below -

Robin Edgar said...

Hmmmm. . .

Maybe I will add a picket sign slogan saying -

UNITARIAN
UNIVERSALIST
CLASSISM
SUCKS U*U

to the arse*nal of picket signs that I display infront of the Unitarian Church of Montreal.

Interestingly enough the Unitarian Church of Montreal has been trying to recruit "fresh blood" from Montreal universities such as Concordia and McGill for years now. Recently they adopted an interesting recruiting tactic which consisted of offering completely free entry to classical concerts held in the church sanctuary which normally cost $20 for adults. . .

February 8, 2011 11:15 AM

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Monday, February 07, 2011

Is The Standing On The Side Of Love Campaign Standing On The Side Of Love For The Emerson Avenger?

It seems that the UUA's Standing On The Side Of Love Campaign may indeed be standing on the side of love for your's truly in that they have posted a couple of my critical comments to the Standing On The Side Of Love Campaign blog within the last month or so. . . The moderators of the Standing On The Side Of Love blog and Facebook page have censored and suppressed a number of my critical comments in the past although, to be fair aka stand on the side of *equity*, I should make it clear that moderators of the Standing On The Side Of Love campaign's blog and Facebook page have previously published *some* of my critical comments that expose and denounce diverse U*U injustices, abuses and hypocrisy. The fact remains however that when the "moderators" aka censors of the Standing On The Side Of Love Campaign blog and-or Facebook page do censor and suppress my critical comments they are standing on the side of a form of oppression, and they are effectively standing on the side of those Unitarian Universalists aka U*Us who are guilty of engaging in various "acts of exclusion, oppression, or violence", some of which are "acts motivated by fear and hate", acts that the Standing On The Side Of Love campaign claims to stand against. . .

Here is the most recent comment that was posted in response to the SSL blog post en*titled 'Facing hatred with civility and compassion at Texas A&M' along with an as yet unpublished follow-up comment that I submitted just before writing this blog post -

One Response to “Facing hatred with civility and compassion at Texas A&M”

  1. Robin Edgar says:

    “we gave silent witness that we UUs stand against bigotry and intolerance, and stand on the side of love.”

    May I suggest that the Standing On The Side Of Love campaign needs to give some less than silent witness, i.e. some vocal and publicly visible witness. . . that you stand against the various forms of bigotry and intolerance that “less than perfect” Unitarian Universalists engage in?

    You can start by not censoring and suppressing this critical comment as you have censored and suppressed many if not most of my previous critical comments.

    Thank you,

    Robin Edgar

  2. Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Thank you for not suppressing the above comment.

    Let’s hope that it is a sign that the Standing On The Side Of Love campaign will remain open to comments that point out that Unitarian Universalists need to visibly stand on the side of love for people who are victims of diverse injustices and abuses that are perpetrated by Unitarian Universalists themselves. This includes, but is not limited to, clergy misconduct victims who are amongst the most abused and victimized people within the UU religious community. I myself have been subjected to anti-religious intolerance and bigotry by Unitarian Universalists, including an intolerant and abusive “fundamentalist atheist” UU minister, and I have seen plenty of evidence of anti-Christian and broader anti-religious intolerance and bigotry, including anti-pagan bigotry and anti-Muslim bigotry, occurring throughout the UU World.

    Perhaps Unitarian Universalists need to responsibly acknowledge and condemn the intolerance and bigotry that occurs *within* the UU World before making a big public show of pointing the finger at the intolerance and bigotry that exists in the rest of the world if they don’t want to risk being perceived as hypocrites.

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