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: - 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 -

Friday, February 21, 2014

The New UUA Branding Logo Looks Like A Rocket Propelled Condom Entering A Vagina

But don't take *my* word for it U*Us. . .

Take the word of David Wadleigh, as posted in this comment on this UU World magazine Facebook page post.

Without further ado, albeit with some (im)pertinent hyperlinks added. . . here is David Wadleigh's comment and my two comments responding to it, as copied and pasted here, from that UU World Facebook page dedicated to introducing The President's New Condom as it were. . .

  • David Wadleigh It looks like a rocket propelled condom entering a vagina to me. I don't appreciate people attempting to shame me and shut me up by claiming this is all a sign of the things in my head. I didn't like the logo we had either and was looking forward to getting one I might like again, the way I liked the chalice with two circles that came before it. Somehow, this logo managed to take a UU who knows what we are and knows about chalices and letter Us as symbols, and is welcoming to a new logo, and completely disappoint me. About 5 seconds after first seeing it I was consumed with gales of laughter and will forever think of this as the condom and uterus logo. I also simply do not see how this new logo communicates anything at all about us, or about who we are, to people who don't know us. I think they would guess something about the olympics or the salvation army. At its best, it is no improvement on what we had.
  • Vancouver Unitarians What do you think of the new UUA logo? For that matter, what do you think of the Vancouver Unitarians logo or the Canadian Unitarian Council logo?
  • Robin Edgar "We want congregations to think about the messages their congregations are sending out to the world that doesn't know anything about them," said the Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley, the UUA's Officer for Vision and Strategy."

    I think the UUA needs to think about what message it is sending out to the world with its poorly conceived and executed "Vision and Strategy" of falsely accusing me of the archaic crime of blasphemous libel in immoral, unethical, and borderline criminal legal bullying that seeks to hide the fact that certain Unitarian Universalist ministers, to say nothing of UUA RE teachers. . . are in fact guilty of committing "such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape."

    As far as I am concerned, the fact that this new UUA logo depicts a rocket-propelled phallus plunging down into what many commenters see as a vagina or uterus could not do a better job of symbolizing the UUA's decades worth of complicity in all manner of UU clergy sexual misconduct. Heck, it can even be seen as commemorating Peacebang's "sodomy fantasy". If you don't know what Peacebang's "sodomy fantasy" actually imagined I would suggest running appropriate Google searches. Here's a clue, it involved a Republican state senator and the Statue of Liberty's torch. . .

    It is going to be a long time before the UUA lives down the sexual imagery that is readily perceivable in this new branding logo, in fact it will probably outlive the short shelf-life of this new logo itself. . .

    My take on the UUA's logo fiasco may be read in recent The Emerson Avenger blog posts.
    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 hypocris...
    Robin Edgar David Wadleigh said, "I also simply do not see how this new logo communicates anything at all about us, or about who we are, to people who don't know us. I think they would guess something about the olympics or the salvation army. At its best, it is no improvement on what we had."

    David, in light of the fact that your own perception that the new UUA condom, oops I mean logo, "looks like a rocket propelled condom entering a vagina", and the fact that you are FAR from the only person to have the very same or very similar perceptions of UUA Emperor Morales' new "clothes" for the UUA, suggests to me that, rather than guessing "something about the olympics or the salvation army", the American public will actually be guessing something about "a rocket propelled condom entering a vagina"... which, in light of the fact that 400+ UUA congregations have been negatively affected by one form of clergy sexual misconduct or another, with many of those cases of UUA CSM involving heterosexual male ministers coveting their congregants' wives. . . actually communicates quite a lot about the UUA and its decades worth of complicity in UU clergy sexual misconduct.


    Can U*Us say Rev. Dr. Forrest Church?

    How about Rev. Calvin Oh Oh Dame?

    I will allow U*Us to guess names of the hundreds of other "less than perfect" U*U ministers whose legacies of clergy sexual misconduct this UUA logo apparently commemorates and apparently even quite happily celebrates. . .
    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 hypocris...

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Joel Osteen Warns Unitarian Universalists Not To Swallow The Satanic New UUA Logo That Peter Morales Is Trying To Ram Down Their Throats. . .

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Rev. Cynthia Landrum Can See A Penis And A Vagina And A Rocket And ALL That In The New UUA Branding Logo. . .

As stated in this comment posted in response to Rev. Tom Schade's 'Painful' blog post, but for some strange reason. . . Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum can't seem to bring herself to "see" what the Big Fat U*U Problem is with her and other people, perhaps especially non-U*Us. . . seeing "a penis and a vagina and a rocket and ALL that" in the UUA's brand-spanking new corporate branding* logo. And this surprises me, because Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum is a former member of the UUA's Ministerial *Fellowship* Committee which, amongst other things, supposedly deals with disciplining "less than perfect" Unitarian Universalist ministers who "engage in such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape", or who engage in less serious forms of clergy sexual misconduct aka clergy sexual abuse such as coveting their congregant's wife or posting an obscene and Sadistic Big Fat U*U Sodomy Fantasy to their pseudonymous Peacebang blog.

It is thus quite puzzling to me how Rev. Landrum is quite evidently unready, unwilling, and possibly even psychologically unable, to "see" how the Unitarian Universalist Association's brand-spanking new UUA "branding" logo, which can be quite readily perceived as a rocket-propelled penis blasting its way into a vagina, to say nothing of a flaming torch embedded in the anal canal of a "less than perfect" Republican senator. . . poses something of a Big Fat U*U Problem for not only the UUA aka U*U eh?, but for the larger Unitarian Universalist religious community aka The U*U Movement that it ostensibly represents to the world.

I mean *really*. . . is former MFC member Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum genuinely incapable of "seeing" how the new UUA "branding" logo, with "a penis and a vagina and a rocket and all that" being more than readily perceivable within it, is the absolute LAST thing that a religious organization which has "a terrible track record", indeed a genuinely shameful legacy. . . of negligence towards, and complicity in, ALL kinds of clergy sexual misconduct engaged in by hundreds of "less than perfect" Unitarian Universalist ministers needs to identify itself to the general public with? Even if the UUA, and at least 400 UUA congregations, did not actually possess such a shameful legacy of UU clergy sexual misconduct, and willful or effective complicity therein. . . the UUA's rocket-propelled phallus entering vagina logo cum Statue of Liberty's torch embedded in Republican senator's anal canal logo never-the-less has the Big Fat U*U Potential to ensure that The Tiny Declining Fringe Religion aka The U*U Movement becomes the Big Fat U*U Laughing Stock of the world's religions.

And *that* DO kinda suck, don't it U*Us?

* It depends upon what the meaning of the word "branding" is. . .

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Will UUA Leadership Bite The Bullet?

And admit that their brand-spanking new UUA branding logo sucks?

Just asking. . .

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Rev. Scott Wells Weighs In On The New UUA Logo

And Yours Truly decides to have a little bit of fun plagU*Urizing
Rev. Scott Wells' 'Boy In The Bands' blog post entitled -

'Color and the UUA new identity'. . .

This is the second in a short series of blog posts about the new UUA identity and branding plan: the theme is colorful interpretations of the new UUA logo.

While I’m expecting a full visual identity and some colorful palaver, I thought I would look at the released image of the new UUA logo to approximate what the interpretations options would be. As an aside, I put a vertical I in the white portion of the new logo's "flame", and placed an O on either side of it to represent two eyes in a human face, so you can follow along *my* perception of a turbaned U*U "pastor" raising his*her hands in unconditional surrender to The Emerson Avenger's U*U Jihad Armed Farces.

I’m not a designer but we see the gradient running from coral aka pink at the Big Fat U*U Bottom to a muted orange at the top. (Well, not all of us: several percent of men have a form of color-blindness that will make the coral a caramel or gray color.)

If I had to make a prediction, I think the greatest lasting legacy of this Big Fat U*U Campaign — maybe for several years, possibly longer — is the fact that it immortalizes Peacebang's Big Fat U*U Sodomy Fantasy which obscenely, and just a tad Sadistically, imagined "South Dakota state senator Bill Napoli anally impaled on the Statue of Liberty's torch."

It’s the most obvious perception that corresponds to the affirming cries of "torch-like image at its center" from UU World senior editor Chris Walton, and "I see a torch" from Lone Star State U*U Thomas Earthman, not to mention Yours Truly who quite independently saw the flaming torch in the new U*U eh? corporate branding logo before even seeing their blog posts about it.

I look forward to The Emerson Avenger's FULL treatment of this Big Fat U*U Perception to be released. . .

And of the colors, I think the deep coral at the base of the anal cavity*UUterus (and perhaps in the lettering; it’s unclear) is the winner and the least problematic.

The orange at the top of the flame is not only dangerously close to Crayola flesh (read: “lightly-tanned Caucasian”) if you’re old enough to remember that, as most U*Us are. . . but one can be absolU*Utely certain that The Emerson Avenger will be holding the top of the flame dangerously close to the 90% White flesh of the asses of hypocritical U*Us, and isn’t contrasty enough from the Standing on the Side of Love goldenrod to make any Big Fat U*U Impact alone.

The various shades of tomato red are attractive to me in that they remind me of the embarrassed and enraged red faced U*Us who howled like baying hounds immediately following the U*U eh's bU*Ungled introduction of its brand spanking new Big Fat U*U eh? Logo, butt if you U*Us have ever had to buy a red shirt or sweater, you know how hard it is to match your red faces to this color. Especially in Target, when you’re confused for the floor staff and keep getting interrupted while buying tomato juice to remove the stench from the stinky vestments of "less than perfect" U*U clergy who got into a pissing match with a skunk. The color right below it reads as Marketing to Women pink, tints of which sell yogurt, wholesome cereals and probiotics, not to mention Pepto-Bismol®. Use it alone and you’d might as well say “bugger off, straight guys.”

And a single color is important, for real world, not-on-the-web uses. It’s a lot easier to pick a single color, whether it’s t-shirts for a church outing; running orders of service on the old, taxed printers that one is wont to find in old untaxed U*U "churches"; finding cloth for a Big Fat U*U Banner or what have U*U.
And the deep coral is beautiful. It’s also distinctive, less gendered and less likely to look bad on a range of human skin tones.

A thought. Someone who wants to identify or coordinate with a Big Fat U*U Visual Identity Plan, but not use the U*U eh's brand-spanking new logo (because they already have their own less problematic U*U logo, or they just don’t like the fact that the new UUA logo not only immortalizes Peacebang's Big Fat U*U Sodomy Fantasy, but may also be seen as symbolizing the UUA's shameful legacy of complicity and ALL manner of clergy sexual misconduct) might adopt Futura or a near-enough type and some variant of the coral color. On the other hand, it’s not a meaty issue.

We’re getting to the harder stuff like the fact that the "torch" in the brand-spanking new U*U eh? logo can *also* be seen as a rocket-propelled vibrator, or even a condom-protected penis, plunging into a Big Fat U*U UUterus and thus may be seen as very public "corporate branding" of the UUA's shameful legacy of complicity in clergy sexual misconduct…

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Famous U*U Twilight Zone Host Rod Serling Weighs In On The UUA's Brand-Spanking New Logo

Imagine if you U*Us will. . .

Famous U*U and Twilight Zone host Rod Serling putting in his two-cents worth about the brand-spanking new UUA logo. :-)

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Rev. Clyde Grubbs UUA Board Trustee Confirms That The New UUA Logo Is Based Upon The UUA's New Dress Code For UU Clergy. . .

"Part of the turn is a transformed vision

of the role of the ordained clergy."

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New UUA Corporate Identity Logo 2014

Some Big Fat U*U News was revealed yesterday:

The Unitarian Universalist Association has a brand spanking new Big Fat U*U Logo. 

You can see it pictured below.

The announcement "The UUA Brand Story" came out as well.

There was also an episode of "The VUU" that discussed some of the story behind the new UUA's new logo; watch the last 30 minutes of this U*UTube video for that conversation.

There was quite a bit of talk about this in the social networking media yesterday among UUs (and some of our non-UU friends who joined in).  It would seem (as many pointed out) that how you see this new, airy, abstract logo is a bit of a Rorschach test. 

What do you see?

Rev. Tom Schade had a few posts on his blog that (along with the comments) might give you a feel of how the discussions went.  The first post he wrote was "Behold the New Logo".  This was followed by "UU Ministers discuss new logo".  The most recent of his posts on the topic (where I was unable to post a comment) is "Painful".  It has been interesting to read such Big Fat U*U Reactions, leading some to speculate that maybe the tension/emotion isn't really about the logo... but more about feelings about the UUA, or authority (including ministerial authority), or what have you.

No logo is going to please everyone, ever.  I can say that this new one has grown on me over the past 24 hours. In the Big Fat U*U End, it's just a major part of the corporate identity of The U*U Movement aka The Tiny Declining Fringe Religion.  I believe that how people see Unitarian Universalism will have much more to do with how U*Us are in their U*U communities and in the real world; then others might notice U*Us and (eventually) the UUA's brand spanking new logo.

On the other hand, this is apparently "part one" of a re-branding effort, so I'm waiting with hope on what is to come.

Meanwhile, Rev. Cynthia Landrum has written "An Open Letter to the UUA", which is a very thoughtful response to this Big Fat U*U FiASSco. I like many of her suggestions about ways that the UUA can help congregations, particularly its numerous smaller ones.

I am mindful that it took much longer than 24 hours for the last logo (shown above) to grow on me.  When it was revealed in 2006 it was critiqued as looking "too corporate", and it was ridiculed with names like "the bear trap", "the Venus fly trap", and (my personal favorite) "the logo of Guadalupe".  But it did grow on me, and on many U*Us.

It is human nature to have an immediate reaction to a new image, maybe particularly a new logo for something that we hold dear.  Some of you will immediately like or even love the new logo (at the top of this post). Some of you will feel ambivalent or not strongly about it. And some of you will immediately dislike it. I suppose that's inevitable.  But like the great Taoist and Zen story (that I shared in my recent sermon "Beautiful Losers") puts it, "We'll see".

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The New UUA Logo Of 2014 Is Da Bomb!

But don't take *my* word for it U*Us. . .

Take the word of fourth generation U*U , as posted to the ever so interconnected and interdependent web of the internet in this little Tweet of his. . .

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Unitarian Universalist Ministers Destroyed Their Credibility And Authority Through A Scandalous Pattern Of Sexual Misconduct Which Has Never Been Resolved

The Big Fat U*U Result is that Unitarian Universalism is bogged down in a Big Fat U*U Quagmire of anti-authoritarianism and nips its own leaders in the bud.

But don't take *my* word for it U*Us.

Take the word of Rev. Tom Schade, as posted to the UU Stuckness post of his the lively tradition blog.

"Some think that we are stuck because our professional religious leadership, the ministers, destroyed their credibility and authority through a scandalous pattern of sexual misconduct, which has never been resolved. The result is that Unitarian Universalism is bogged down in a quagmire of anti-authoritarianism and nips its own leaders in the bud."

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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Rev. James Ishmael Ford Of First Unitarian Church Of Providence And Former U.S. President William Jefferson Clinton - What's The Connection?

Rev. James Ishmael Ford brings a VERY famous line of former POTUS Bill Clinton to mind in this YouTube video of him being interviewed by a presumably Roman Catholic youth for "a Catholic school project" according to his Monkey Mind blog post entitled 'Some Common Questions Answered about Unitarian Universalism'.

I can *almost* hear Rev. James Ishmael Ford saying. . .

"It depends upon what the meaning of the word "God" is..."

in response to the interviewer's question,

"And what role does God play in the church?"

at 72 seconds into this video clip.

"It depends upon what the meaning of the word "God" is..." (sorta)

"It depends upon what the meaning of the word "is" is..."


Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein Is A Witch And Big Fat U*U Witches Are Real. . .

But don't take my word for it U*Us. . .

Take the word of Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein aka Peacebang aka Vicki The Impaler, as posted to the 'Curses! Foiled Again! Witches In Pop Culture: PeaceBang Reviews “American Horror Story: Coven”' blog post of her Peacebang blog.

I named myself a Witch way back in fourth grade. It wasn’t just because I was obsessed with “Bewitched,” which I was (Endora was my girl — Samantha was cute, but didn’t interest me any more than Disney princesses interested me. Maleficent, now she interested me). It was because I was a witch and I knew it. I was in touch with the Unseen realm and I knew how to read it and even sort of how to manipulate it. I read everything I could find about witches and witchcraft and the paranormal. There wasn’t a lot. There was nothing in my school library about other cultures or shamanic traditions, for example, that might have shed some light on what I was experiencing. I did my best to educate myself with books of medieval studies, Puritan New England, alchemy and 1970′s pop material on psychic phenomenon.

I am a Witch and witches are real. I don’t do actual spells any more, as I never worked one that wasn’t effective, although they all came with unfortunate side-effects or unanticipated collateral damage. My witchiest years were full of “I Love Lucy” sitcom kinds of moments, which would find me moaning,

“Oh my gosh, I just wanted to kiss that guy, I didn’t want anyone to get hurt so I could have that chance!”


“Now that I have all that energy coursing through me to get through that test/show/day of work, I don’t know how to turn it off!” Cue obnoxious Energizer Bunny inflicted on family, friends or co-workers.

With my full library of Wiccan resources, courtesy of the 1980′s Harmonic Convergence and subsequent opening of the broom closet for witchy types, I learned to work spells. I raised the cone of energy with pagan groups and studied with priestesses. I became more and more adept at managing energy. This was really thrilling for a long time, until I realized that the sad trombone of unanticipated stupid or even slightly dangerous side effects still seemed to accompany my magical successes, so I stopped before getting myself or anyone else into serious trouble. Today when I pray “Thy will be done,”  I have an intimate relationship to the words. The only spell I want to cast at this point in my life is to more mindfully align myself with Lady Wisdom, who has a traffic pattern and flow worked out that I feel I should not interrupt with my personal desires, no matter how altruistic they may seem to be. I do pray a lot: but only to enter into the spirit of peace, to receive clearer understanding or to connect with God’s will, which I understand as a kind of bus that I need to run to catch and board. I don’t know where it’s going and I’m not driving. But I need to get on.

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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

100 Unitarian Universalist Congregations Have Not Certified Their Membership In The Unitarian Universalist Association Of Congregations In 2014

Today, Tuesday February 3rd, 2014, is the deadline for Unitarian Universalist churches that are members of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations aka UUA to certify their membership in the UUA. Every year a fair number of UU churches miss this deadline, but this year no less than 100 UUA congregations have yet to certify their membership with the UUA's Data Services Department. Usually, most UUA congregations that do not certify the membership by the deadline do so in the weeks following, and this may well happen again this year, but I can't help but notice that no less than 15 UUA congregations in the so-called 'International District' have not yet certified their memberships, including 11 Canadian ones. Not only can I not help but notice this fact, but I honestly can't help but wonder if some, or even most, of these congregations will choose the fate of leaving the UUA this year. In fact I don't understand why a significant number of Canadian Unitarian churches have certified their membership in the UUA in the wake of the Canadian Unitarian Council supposedly becoming "independent" of the UUA.

It will be interesting to see just how many "bricks & mortar" congregations the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations will claim that it still has in 2014. Rev. Peter Morales was elected as President of the UUA on a campaign platform promising growth. Rev. Morales convinced Unitarian Universalists that he was the right person to elect as UUA President so that the religion that he himself described as "a tiny, declining, fringe religion" in his stump speech announcing his candidacy for UUA President could be transformed into what Rev. Morales called "The Religion For Our Time". So far there has not only been ZERO perceptible growth of Unitarian Universalism in America, but The Tiny Declining Fringe Religion is by most if not all counts tinier, declinier, and indeed quite a bit fringier than ever before. . .

At this point in time only 950 UUA congregations have officially certified their UUA membership in 2014.

Update: It is now the morning of Tuesday February 11, 2014, more than a week after the deadline for certification, yet only 973 UUA congregations have certified their membership in the UUA. No less than 74 congregations have not yet certified their membership, including 14 "International District" congregations.

8937UU Church of the Philippines Inc. (6200 Negros Oriental)
9012The Unitarian Church of South Australia Inc. (NORWOOD SOUTH AUSTRALIA)
8912Brussels UU Fellowship (Brussels)
8918Auckland Unitarian Church
8616Capital UU Congregation of Victoria (Victoria, BC)
8615Arborg Unitarian Church (Arborg, MB)
8623First UU Church of Winnipeg Inc. (Winnipeg, MB)
8624Unitarian Fellowship of Fredericton (Fredericton, NB)
8724The First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON)
8731Lakehead Unitarian Fellowship (Thunder Bay, ON)
8811Unitarian Fellowship of Sarnia & Port Huron (Sarnia, ON)
8712The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Inc. (Hamilton, ON)
8723UU Fellowship of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON)
8825UU Church of North Hatley (North Hatley, QC)
8834Unitarian Congregation of Saskatoon (Saskatoon, SK)

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Sunday, February 02, 2014

GroundHog Day And The Shadow Of UUA Clergy Sexual Misconduct - What's The Connection?

When I poked my head out of my burrow on GroundHog Day 2014 this morning I did not see my shadow because the sky was quite overcast. I did however see a HUGE shadow of UUA complicity in UU clergy misconduct of ALL kinds hovering above The Place That Reeks of Privilege And Hierarchy And Stinks To High Heaven Of Complicity In ALL Manner Of UU Clergy Abuse aka UUA corporate headquarters at 25 Beacon Street in Boston, Massachusetts.

So. . .

Taking a cue from the UUA's Standing On The Side of Love campaign, I ever so U*Unilaterally decided that I am going to hereby "re-envision" GroundHog Day as Revealing The Shadow Of Unitarian Universalist Clergy Misconduct Day.

For the first observance of Revealing The Shadow Of Unitarian Universalist Clergy Misconduct Day I thought that it would be a good idea to bring to light just how HUGE that Big Fat U*U Shadow actually is.

As reported publicly in this quite revealing, and apparently somewhat pain-filled... audio recording of a reading by Jeff Schatz, which is available on the Safe Congregation archived section of the website of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston Virginia, according to UUA clergy misconduct expert Rev. Deborah Pope-Lance, there are no less than 400 UUA congregations that have been negatively affected by one form of UU clergy sexual misconduct or another. According to Jeff Schatz,

"A group of interim ministers tried to figure out how many UU churches had experienced such ministerial misconduct. Rev. Pope-Lance said that the group of ministers tired of their efforts after naming 400. Even just in the last year, of the 12 negotiated resignations, where ministers are asked to leave, 9 of them were in congregations who had experienced clergy sexual misconduct."

So a free and responsible search for the Truth and meaning of Jeff Schatz's words here reveals that, at rock bottom minimum... 400 Unitarian Universalist churches have been negatively affected by one form of clergy sexual misconduct or another. This is the minimum number of UU churches in which clergy sexual misconduct has actually been reported, and *presumably* where formal clergy misconduct complaints have been filed against the misconducting UU ministers in question and they have been found guilty of clergy sexual misconduct by the UUA's department of ministry.

(More later this is a work in progress)

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Saturday, February 01, 2014

UUA Misuse Of Canada's Blasphemy Law By Falsely Accusing Me Of The Crime Of Blasphemous Libel Certainly Nurtured MY Spirit, But What If Anything Did It Do To Help Heal The UU World?

Just asking. . .

On Friday June 1st of 2012, I received an "electronic communication" aka email from the Unitarian Universalist Association's Canadian attorney Stikeman Elliott Barristers & Solicitors litigation lawyer Maitre Marc-André Coulombe, that amongst other remarkably foolish things that remind me of U*U. . . stunningly hubristically misused Canada's blasphemy law by falsely accusing me of the archaic crime of blasphemous libel on the erroneous aka false aka unfounded aka unTrue basis that I have allegedly made "unfounded and vicious allegations to the effect that ministers of the Association engage in such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape."

The UUA's Bat Shit Crazy blasphemous libel accusation against me was and IS false on several counts. . .

1) I have only ever made very Truthful, and readily verifiable, allegations to the effect that certain "ministers of the Association engage in such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape." In fact, prior to Friday June 1st 2012, I had only publicly accused one single UUA minister of the despicable crime known as rape. i.e. Rev. Mack W. Mitchell who was convicted of the rape of vulnerable teenage Tibetan refugees who he had lured away from their families in India with promises of "a better life in America".

2) Prior to Friday June 1st, 2012, the one and only Unitarian Universalist who I had actually alleged to have engaged "in such despicable crimes as pedophilia AND rape" (to use Maitre Marc-André Coulombe's very own words) was Rev. Victoria Weinstein's First Parish Norwell parishioner Richard Buell, who was actually convicted of the forcible rape of preteen girls, including a neighbor's daughter and "a female family member", who were no older than 12 years old at the time that the rapes took place. Ergo, the only Unitarian Universalist person of inherent worth and dignity who I had very Truthfully (and not particularly viciously) described as being a "pedophile rapist" was not even numbered amongst "ministers of the Association" to the best of my knowledge.

3) Even if I actually had made "unfounded and vicious allegations to the effect that ministers of the Association engage in such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape", as falsely alleged by the Unitarian Universalist Association's Canadian attorney Maitre Marc-André Coulombe, doing so would constitute ordinary libel against the Unitarian Universalist ministers in question, but it almost certainly would NOT actually constitute the criminal act of blasphemous libel against the Unitarian Universalist Association as Maitre Coulombe so arrogantly and aggressively, indeed just a tad brazenly... asserted in his ludicrous and more than a little bit laughable cease and desist demand letter.

Oh dear. . .

It looks like it's one. . . two. . . three strikes UUA leaders are OUT at the old ball game of legal bullying of clergy abuse victims, clergy misconduct whistleblowers, and clergy abuse critics.

No U*Us?

Poor UUA President Rev. Peter Morales, it would appear that his public opposition to Three Strikes Laws just doesn't help him out all that much in his UUA administration's inept attempt at Bat Shit Crazy legal bullying of Yours Truly.

I dare say that being bestowed with the (hopefully) unique honour and privilege of being falsely accused of blasphemy, indeed being unjustly accused of the archaic criminal act of blasphemous libel, by 21st century "Unitarians" (and Atheist Unitarian Universalist leaders like UUA President Rev. Peter Morales and retired UUA Executive *Vice* President Kathleen 'Kay Montgomery at that) certainly did plenty to NURTURE *my* ever so egotistical and narcissistic Spirit, but dare I ask Unitarian Universalists aka U*Us what, if anything. . . the UUA's inept attempt to misuse Canada's blasphemy law in utterly shameful Lance Armstrong style legal bullying, that was quite obviously intended to intimidate me into "memory holing" The Emerson Avenge blog posts about convicted UU rapists such as Rev. Mack W. Mitchell and Richard Buell, did to help heal the so-called UU World?

Do tell. . .

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