Is UUA Trustee Reverend Clyde Grubbs A Big Fat U*U Communist Nut?!!
This person's free and (ir)responsible Google search for the Truth and meaning of whether or not *the* Reverend Clyde Grubbs is a "communist nut" led them to my November 2009 blog post titled -
Is Rev. Clyde Grubbs *Really* Suggesting That U*U Ministerial Candidates Are Victims Of Abuse Meted Out By The Regional Sub-Committees On Candidacy?!!
which doesn't even contain the words 'Communist' or 'nut'. . . but *does* call into question Rev. Clyde Grubbs' rather nutty assertion that many UU seminarian "survivors" of the MFC's RSC's aka the Ministerial *Fellowship* Committee's Regional SubCommittee(s) On Candidacy "enter (Unitarian Universalist) ministry resentful" "like child abuse victims" "and regard the good people who serve on the RSCs and MFC as "strangers," "people with their own agendas" yadda yadda yadda.
So that particular Emerson Avenger blog post didn't provide a satisfactory answer to the "Is Reverend Clyde Grubbs a Communist?" part of the question "Is Reverend Clyde Grubbs a Communist nut?", although it *might* have shed some light on the "Is Reverend Clyde Grubbs a nut?" part. . .
Without further ado here are some answers to the "Is Reverend Clyde Grubbs a Communist?" bit -
:Baku KOMMUNIST in Azeri on 8 December 1984 carries on page 2 a 100-word Azerinform report on the visit of an American Communist Party delegation to Baku. The delegation was headed by Clyde Grubbs.
The delegation visited the 50th Anniversary of the Azerbaijan Komsomol machine- building factory, the manuscript collection of the AzSSR Academy of Sciences and the historical architectural complex in the Inner City. "R.A. Mehdiyev, secretary of the AzCP Central Committee, received the delegation
On November 15-16 1991, 30 dissident members of the National Committee of the Communist Party USA convened a meeting to "sign a statement of events" - most or all signatories were soon to break with the party and were later to form Committees of Correspondence. The signatories included Clyde Grubbs, Massachusetts;
In 1991, Clyde Grubbs, Massachusetts, was one of several hundred Communist Party USA members to sign the a paper "An initiative to Unite and Renew the Party" - most signatories left the Party after the December 1991 conference to found Committees of Correspondence.
Sources: Key Wiki for Clyde Grubbs and this PDF file courtesy of the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC®)
So it would seem that, at least in the 1980s and 1990s, Rev. Clyde Grubbs was in fact a card-carrying member of the Communist Party Of America and was even a reputed "Communist Reformer" who wanted to "Unite and Renew the Party".
Regardless of whether or not Rev. Clyde Grubbs is *still* a Communist I guess those credentials make him a shoe in to be a Board member aka Trustee of "The Church Of The Far Left".