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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Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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 -

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Are UU Clergy Misconduct Complainants aka Whistleblowers The Lepers Of The UU World?

Rev. Naomi King has referenced a story of Jesus' healing a leper, as reported in Mark 1:40-45, in a 'City of Refuge' blog post about ostracism and reincorporation titled 'Reclaiming Possibility'. The Emerson Avenger could not help but notice how Rev. Naomi's words in this particular blog post were all too applicable to how those persons of inherent worth and dignity who dare to complain about UU clergy misconduct of various kinds are often ostracized by their "less than welcoming" and indeed "less than safe" UU congregations and/or the UUA, so he submitted the following comment, which is but a slight reworking of Rev. Naomi King's words, in response to her blog post with some hyperlinks added to it -

Reporting UU clergy misconduct is a "death sentence" in modern times. UU clergy misconduct whistleblowers are set aside, isolated and apart from UU society. They can no longer live with the people they went to church with. They might even lose the work that fed them. They lose their place in the UU World. They are feared. . .

This social sickness of the UUs (to say nothing of other denominations) is often worse and more difficult to overcome than the abusive clergy misconduct that the whistle-blower dared to complain about in the first place. *This* particular ostracized man chose the fate of being being turned away by UUs, indeed "excommunicated" by the Unitarian Church of Montreal, by choosing to reach out to the proverbial Court Of Public Opinion via his "alternative spiritual practice" of publicly protesting against UU anti-religious intolerance and bigotry, UU clergy misconduct of all kinds, and a variety of other UU injustices and abuses.

Is that civil enough for UUs?


Robin Edgar aka The Emerson Avenger

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