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 10, 2012

The UUA Board Of Trustees And Its Very Aptly Named Ministerial *Fellowship* Committee Have Failed Victims Of UU Clergy Sexual Misconduct

But don't take *my* word for it UUs, take the word of the "good cop" of the UU World, the female UU clergy sexual misconduct victim / survivor known as UUgrrl, as posted in the concluding paragraphs of the brand-spanking new 'The MFC Policies: A Failure of Justice' post of her recently resurrected 'Speaking Truth To Power' blog -

Given how disrespectful, unsafe and complicated the policies remain, it’s clear the MFC has either failed to consult with former complainants or has completely disregarded their feedback.

Moreover, the Board is complicit. Ultimately the policies of the UUA are the Board’s responsibility. And they too have had over 10 years to fix these problems.

Thus both the MFC and the Board have failed victims of UU clergy sexual misconduct. In so doing they have failed to ensure safety in congregations. In other words, the senior leaders of the UUA have failed all Unitarian Universalists throughout our country.

In failing to provide a fair system to adjudicate cases of UU clergy sexual misconduct, they have not only failed complainants, they have failed to live up to UU principles. There is not one scrap of justice, equity or compassion for victims in the MFC policies.

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In fact it is my understanding that the UUA's ever so aptly named Ministerial *Fellowship* Committee is actually a sub-committee of the UUA Board of Trustees and thus should be directly answerable to the UUA Board. Indeed Section 7.1 of Article VII of the UUA Governance & Management Bylaws lists six Committees of the Board of Trustees with the Ministerial *Fellowship* Committee being the second Board Committee listed after the Executive Committee. So the UUA Board of Trustees is *very* complicit in the past and ongoing failure, indeed the apparent obstinate refusal. . . of its Ministerial *Fellowship* Committee to genuinely honour and uphold the First and Second Principles of Unitarian Universalism which "affirm and promote" the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and justice, equity and compassion in human relations.

That's all for now. . .

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