The UUA Board Of Trustees Has Voted To Offer A New UUA Formal Apology To Victims Of Clergy And Professional Misconduct During The 2014 UUA General Assembly
Elaine McArdle's report explicitly states that:
"Although the UUA, through then–Executive Vice President Kay Montgomery, made a formal apology to victims and survivors at the 2000 General Assembly, Leiserson says that in the 14 years since, the pledge to remedy failures was never fulfilled."
This is something that I have been saying for years now. Although the UUA's formal apology to victims of UU clergy sexual misconduct delivered by former UUA Executive Vice President Kathleen 'Kay Montgomery during the year 2000 UUA GA in Nashville Tennessee appears on the surface to be a sincere and quite comprehensive formal apology, it has ultimately been betrayed and even proven to be effectively fraudulent in that the UUA in general, and 'Kay Montgomery in particular. . . not only failed to "bend toward justice", as the UUA made a formal "pledge" to do in this official apology, but they continued to bend justice aka pervert justice in order to protect abusive UU clergy from facing any real accountability for their clergy misconduct. There can be few better examples of the UUA's shameful proclivity to bend justice aka pervert justice than the Rev. Peter Morales administration's bat shit crazy, utterly shameful, and ultimately futile attempt to misuse Canada's archaic blasphemy law to conceal "such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape" from the public by falsely accusing Yours Truly of the crime of blasphemous libel in a hubristic and deeply misguided effort to intimidate me into removing some The Emerson Avenger blog posts about certain UUs who have actually been convicted of engaging in "such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape". Indeed UUA Executive Vice President Kay Montgomery herself was almost certainly the driving force behind the Morales administration's shameful Lance Armstrong style legal bullying that quite evidently sought to conceal the fact that "certain Unitarian Universalist ministers" (to say nothing of certain UUA Religious Educators...) have not only engaged in "such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape", but have actually been convicted of committing "such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape" in criminal trials and have subsequently been incarcerated for such "despicable crimes".
This UU World magazine report informs us that Rev. Debra W. Haffner, president of the Religious Institute, also addressed the UUA Board of Trustees for an hour about the findings of her 2010 report, 'Toward a Sexually Healthy and Responsible Unitarian Universalist Association' and that she is preparing a final report for this fall. Rev. Haffner recommended a new UUA apology should be delivered to victims of UU clergy sexual misconduct in that 2010 report if I am not mistaken, so it is not at all surprising that she is quoted as saying that the UUA's decision to finally deliver a second formal apology to clergy misconduct victims is “well overdue.”
More about this development later. . .