UUA Clergy Misconduct Policies & Procedures Are "A False Reassurance" To Clergy Misconduct Victims, To Say Nothing Of UUs More Generally. . .
The Problem with UUA Web Pages on Misconduct
to her recently resurrected 'Speaking Truth To Power' blog which had been in hiatus for the better part of two years as a result of UUGrrl being thoroughly dis*illusioned by the UUA & MFC. . . Indeed UUGrrl had pretty much given up in disgust with the UUA's ongoing failure (if not outright refusal) to responsibly reform seriously flawed UUA & MFC policies and procedures for dealing with clergy sexual misconduct, to say nothing of non-sexual forms of UU clergy misconduct aka clergy abuse.
Anyone who is concerned with the negligent and effectively complicit manner in which the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations aka UUA and its all too aptly named Ministerial *Fellowship* Committee aka MFC respond to all manner of clergy misconduct, both clergy sexual misconduct and non-sexual clergy misconduct, should read this important UUGrrl blog post, as well as her past and future 'Speaking Truth To Power' blog posts. UUGrrl shows how much of what the UUA publicly claims on the official UUA web site regarding how it responds to clergy misconduct complaints "simply isn’t true" and how such "misleading" (mis)information constitute a "false reassurance to a person badly in need of real support. It also lacks humility — a quality UUs could probably use in general, but is particularly necessary when addressing misconduct." The Emerson Avenger would even go so far as to say that *some* of what is claimed on the the official UUA website with respect to its clergy misconduct policies and procedures is outright fraudulent in that top level UUA leaders, including several UUA Presidents, are perfectly aware that what it publicly proclaims "simply isn’t true", and constitutes a "false reassurance" not only to victims and survivors of UU clergy misconduct, but to Unitarian Universalists more generally, and indeed to the non-UU general public. . .
I will have more to say about this later but, for the time being, the "bad cop" of the UU World hereby refers you to the 'Speaking Truth To Power' blog of the "good cop" of the UU World known as UUGrrl.