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

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Making A Silk Purse Out Of A Sow's Ear Unitarian Universalist Style. . .

It has long been said that one cannot make a silk purse of a sow's ear, however that does not seem to be preventing Andrea Reichert, the Treasurer of the Unitarian Church of Montreal, from doing her damnedest to make a silk purse out of the ear of the underfed sow known as the 2012 budget of the Unitarian Church of Montreal. . .

According to Andrea Reichert's 'Message from the Treasurer', published in the UCM's March 2013 newsletter,

"2012 ended on positive note!"

(Please note the use of the ever so positive exclamation mark. . .)

Andrea Reichert's 'Message from the Treasurer' continues as follows:

This past February 6, members of the Executive Committee and UCM administrator Verna Litwack, had an opportunity to meet with UCM’s accountant, Donna Salvati, to go over the 2012 draft of year-end numbers. The news was quite positive. (Please note the second use of the word "positive" in relation to the UCM's 2012 budget. . .)

Highlights from the 2012 budget include:

• revenues came in 2% over budget and overall expenses were down 14% from budgeted amounts;

• excess of expenditures over revenues amounted to a deficit of $96,407;

• total giving (financial commitments and pledges for the noncurrent year) was approximately $2000 lower than budgeted amounts.

According to the financial statements, overall revenues decreased by $15,000 from 2011; total expenses were down $13,500 from the previous year, with a total deficiency of $92,000. This is an increase of $8,000 from 2011.

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So, according to a free and *responsible* search for the Truth and meaning of Andrea Reichert's 'Message from the Treasurer', the 2012 budget of the Unitarian Church of Montreal ended on the ever so "positive note!" of "a deficit of $96,407" that was due in part to the fact that "overall revenues decreased by $15,000 from 2011" as well as the fact that the "total giving" of Montreal Unitarians "was approximately $2000 lower than budgeted amounts".

That sounds quite "positive" to me LOL!

It never ceases to amaze me how Unitarian Universalist persons of inherent worth and dignity who ostensibly "covenant" to affirm and promote "a free and responsible search for truth and meaning" in the Fourth Principle of Unitarian Universalism can so brazenly misrepresent the Truth when it suits their purposes to do so. . .




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