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

Sunday, June 22, 2014

UUA Moderator Jim Key And UUA Board Trustees Get An "Electronic Communication" Regarding UUA President Rev. Peter Morales' FAILure To Reach Out In Love To ALL UU Clergy Misconduct Victims

Fw: Peter Morales letter

Me
To jkey@uua.org board@uua.org pmorales@uua.org and 4 More...

Today at 4:39 PM
 
Dear UUA Moderator Jim Key and ALL UUA Trustees,


The email that I am forwarding to you was sent to UU clergy misconduct expert Rev. Deborah Pope-Lance regarding an email that had I sent to UUA President Rev. Peter Morales a week earlier on Tuesday February 2nd, 2010. I am forwarding both of these emails to you because the "new and improved" Yahoo! email service doesn't allow me to forward only the email that was sent to President Peter Morales. That four year old email communicates my past, present, and indeed future position regarding UUA apologies to UU clergy misconduct victims, UU clergy misconduct whistleblowers, and UU clergy misconduct critics.

Sadly, UUA President Rev. Peter Morales not only FAILed to reach out in love in response to my reasonable request that he "stand on the side of love" for ALL UU clergy misconduct victims during the observance of
“National Standing on the Side of Love Day" on Sunday, February 14th, 2010, but he has since authorized the UUA's Canadian attorneys to falsely accuse me of the archaic crime of blasphemous libel in immoral and unethical legal bullying that is quite evidently intended to intimidate me into "memory holing" The Emerson Avenger blog posts about Unitarian Universalists who committed various forms of clergy misconduct, some of whom have even been charged, tried and convicted of committing what the UUA's Canadian attorney describes as "such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape."

Imagine where we might be today of President Morales had actually practiced "reaching out in love" when I sent him this email over four years ago, instead of not only totally ignoring it, but just over 2 years later over-reaching out (dare I say striking out?) in arrogant and aggressive legal bullying that was and still IS completely antithetical to not only what I requested of him in this email, but is all but completely antithetical to pretty much every principle and ideal that the Unitarian Universalist religious community pretends to stand for.

As much as I am gratified to learn that the Jim Key led UUA Board of Trustees has voted to deliver a long overdue second UUA apology to victims of UU clergy sexual misconduct during the upcoming UUA GA in Providence Rhode Island, I am none-the-less quite disappointed that the UUA Board chose to exclude victims of non-sexual forms of clergy misconduct from this second UUA apology. I am also concerned that the sincerity, integrity and credibility of this second UUA apology to clergy sexual misconduct victims will inevitably be compromised by the fact that the Rev. Peter Morales UUA administration, with the full knowledge and consent of both the Gini Courter led UUA Board and now the Jim Key led UUA Board, is still obstinately refusing to formally withdraw and publicly apologize for its immoral, unethical, and borderline criminal attempted misuse of Canadian blasphemy law to conceal online evidence of some of the worst forms of Unitarian Universalist clergy sexual misconduct, specifically "such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape."

I thus reach out in love for ALL victims of ALL forms of UUA clergy abuse, including indirect victims such as not only the victims' own families and their respective UU congregations, but also clergy abuse whistleblowers and critics who are all too often ignored, ostracized, and even bullied and  intimidated in various ways, by reminding to you that it would be advisable for you to vote to censure the Rev. Peter Morales administration for the inept legal bullying that the UUA engaged in just over two years ago in June of 2012, formally withdraw any and ALL outright false or highly misleading accusations that were brought against me in the two arrogant and aggressive cease and desist demand letters that Stikeman Elliot Barristers & Solicitors litigation lawyer Maitre Marc-André Coulombe sent to me, and *publicly* apologize to me for engaging in said legal bullying, as I have been quite reasonably demanding for two years now.

The Emerson Avenger blog post linked to below reproduces the email that I sent to the Gini Courter led UUA Board of Trustees well over a year ago now, demanding that the UUA Board must censure the Peter Morales UUA administration for this immoral and unethical legal bullying -

http://emersonavenger.blogspot.ca/2013/01/uua-board-of-trustees-censure-peter.html

I am giving some consideration to giving Rev. Peter Morales himself a final opportunity to personally and publicly apologize for his role in this shameful UUA legal bullying that quite obviously seeks to conceal both sexual and non-sexual clergy misconduct in front of UUA delegates during the 2014 UUA GA, but I have not yet made up my mind about whether or not to reach out in love to President Morales when he has not only obstinately refused to reach out in love to me and other victims of UU clergy abuse after repeated requests that he do so, but has actively lashed out at me with arrogant and aggressive legal bullying that most people of conscience will readily agree is a shameful misuse and abuse of his power and authority as President of the UUA.

One thing is certain, if the 2014 UUA GA in Providence Rhode Island concludes with the Jim Key led UUA Board of Trustees still refusing to hold the President Morales UUA administration properly and fully accountable for this attempted institutional cover-up and denial of UUA clergy abuse which includes "such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape", the sincerity, integrity, and credibility of the UUA's second apology to clergy sexual misconduct victims will be compromised and called into question, as will the integrity and credibility of the Jim Key led UUA Board of Trustees itself.

DO GOVERN YOURSELVES ACCORDINGLY

Robin Edgar aka The Emerson Avenger


On Monday, February 8, 2010 3:33:16 PM, Robin Edgar wrote:


Hi Deborah,
I sent the attached email to UUA President Peter Morales on Tuesday February 2nd and have posted it publicly to The Emerson Avenger blog here -
I would be interested in your thoughts on it as well as your personal assessment of what, if anything, UUA President Peter Morales has done to responsibly address the issue of clergy misconduct in the first seven months of his presidency.
Are you aware of any new developments?

Best Regards,

Robin Edgar


--- On Tue, 2/2/10, Robin Edgar wrote:

From: Robin Edgar
Subject: Peter Morales letter
To: pmorales@uua.org
Cc: president-assist@uua.org
Received: Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 11:11 AM


Dear President Morales,
I would like to invite you to publicly stand on the side of love for all victims of clergy misconduct committed by Unitarian Universalist ministers on “National Standing on the Side of Love Day" Sunday, February 14th, 2010. Almost a decade ago, at the 2000 UUA GA in Nashville, Tennessee, the UUA officially apologized to victims of clergy sexual misconduct committed by UU ministers. I am not however aware of any official UUA apology ever being delivered to victims of non-sexual forms of clergy misconduct committed by UU ministers. I believe that the UUA owes a long overdue official apology to all victims of non-sexual forms of clergy misconduct, and that the UUA should also deliver individualized personal apologies to each and every victim of any form of clergy misconduct perpetrated by UU ministers, especially those people whose clergy misconduct complaints were negligently and irresponsibly dismissed, or otherwise handled in an unjust, inequitable, and "less than compassionate" manner, by the UUA and MFC over the last few decades. 

You are on record as saying that you are "absolutely committed to doing the right thing" when it comes to taking action on clergy sexual misconduct, and that taking action is a "moral imperative." I put it to you that taking responsible action on non-sexual forms of clergy misconduct is equally a moral imperative or moral obligation, and I call upon you to fully commit yourself to doing the right thing in response to all forms of clergy misconduct committed by UU ministers. The fact of the matter is that some of the more serious cases of non-sexual clergy misconduct can be every bit as harmful and damaging to victims and implicated UU congregations as some cases of clergy sexual misconduct.
The tacit or explicit attitude towards non-sexual clergy misconduct that I have seen displayed by too many UUA administrators, and UU clergy more generally, is that if the clergy misconduct complained about is not sexual misconduct it is not worth worrying about, let alone doing anything to responsibly address it in a manner that genuinely honors and upholds the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism, or indeed the letter and the spirit of the UUMA Guidelines and Code of Professional Practice. This attitude is not acceptable to me nor do I believe that it should be acceptable to any Unitarian Universalist who genuinely cares about UU principles and ideals.
I will not go into the details of my own complaints about non-sexual clergy misconduct that involve being deeply insulted and defamed, and unjustly demonized and marginalized, by verbally and psychologically abusive UU ministers in this letter, but I feel that it is necessary to point out that it is a regrettable fact of life that victims of any form of clergy misconduct often find themselves ostracized, and even additionally demonized and marginalized, by their fellow congregants and coreligionsists after they have dared to openly complain about clergy misconduct, regardless of what form of clergy misconduct they complain about. This unacceptable treatment of clergy misconduct "whistleblowers" needs to be responsibly acknowledged and addressed by the UUA in any new official apology that it delivers to victims of clergy misconduct.
I also believe that the UUA needs to responsibly acknowledge at the 2010 UUA GA that it has failed to honor its year 2000 "pledge" to "bend towards justice" and remedy its past failures to respond to clergy misconduct in a manner that lives up to UU principles and ideals, to say nothing of clearly stated UUA bylaws and policies. I dare say that the UUA and MFC seem to be more inclined towards bending justice than bending towards justice. This is certainly true of my own case which involves non-sexual forns of clergy misconduct, but I expect that it is true of other cases of clergy misconduct of all kinds which have occurred since that official UUA apology was delivered at Nashville by UUA Executive Vice President Kay Montgomery.
I and other victims of UU clergy misconduct are still being "left lonely, confused, afraid, angry and betrayed" and definitely capital 'U' Un-ministered to by the UUA, its Ministerial Fellowship Committee, and implicated UU congregations, in the aftermath of that apology. This status quo is not acceptable and must be acknowledged and responsibly remedied by the UUA. It is high time that the UUA finally got around to providing some genuine and tangible restorative justice for ALL victims of UU clergy misconduct, both victims of clergy sexual misconduct and victims of non-sexual forms of clergy misconduct.  
After publicly "Standing On The Side of Love" for ALL victims of UU clergy misconduct on “National Standing on the Side of Love Day" this February 14th, I would ask that you to then take steps to ensure that providing genuine restorative justice for ALL victims of UU clergy misconduct is on the agenda of the Ministerial Fellowship Committee meeting in mid-March 2010 and that this MFC meeting leads towards the goal of a new official UUA apology to be delivered to victims of non-sexual forms of clergy misconduct, or indeed all forms of clergy misconduct, at the 2010 UUA GA in Minneapolis Minnesota.
Sincerely,

Robin Edgar
P.S. I will be asking you to initiate a complete review of my own clergy misconbduct complaints in a follow-up email.


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